Internet Marketing lessons/course for a startup founder

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Hi All,

I am going to roll up my sleeves and learn internet marketing to make my startup succeed. Need help with links to blogs, video, etc. to learn marketing. Target audience is small businesses.

Thanks a ton in advance for your response,

Since Internet Marketing is vast topic. I am looking for concise guide which teaches me enough to be helpful not master at it. Time is the constraint.

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asked Mar 31 '11 at 07:50
Seattle Techie
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Heard about an interesting one from Small Business Big Marketing Podcast called The Challenge which gives you around 45 days with of "things to try" day by day introducing each concept as you go.

answered Mar 31 '11 at 08:12
Robin Vessey
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Go to and just read all their blogs and sign up for their webinars and whatnot. It'll be more than you can consume.

answered Mar 31 '11 at 08:14
Brian Karas
3,407 points


I know this is snarky and I apologize --

"I am going to roll up my sleeves and learn investment law to make my start-up succeed." There is a definite advantage to Do-it-yourself. There is the joy. The fun. And definitely the immediate perceived cost savings.

But there are disadvantages as well. And many time the cost savings is just deferring the cost until later. The templated legal docuement that didn't match my business that resulted in unnecessary paying of claims. The bad code that resulted in lost weeks of production. The poor branding that resulted in copy write violations . . .

One of the challenges of a start-up is focusing on the core business -- and contracting for the rest. As start-up we need to choose to partner with, contract with, and engage professionals in their respective areas. The more I learn about new topics the more I learn I didn't know @$*#&.

In the end, when I have had the opportunity to hire an expert in their respective field I have always been happier with the outcome. Fast. More cost effective. Better.

I am not saying that you going to blogs, websites, and getting "Internet marketing for Dummies" is a bad path to your start-up's success. But I do know developing a professional relationship with a professional experienced internet marketer will increase the odds.

answered Apr 1 '11 at 14:19
Joseph Barisonzi
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  • Joseph, I agree with you and would say the same thing about software development ... get an expert team, the results will normally be better. (my last experience with a marketing company not withstanding). For those still finding their way though there is some value in having to talk to clients about what they do ... it clarifys it to themselves. – Robin Vessey 13 years ago

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