Apply my major on Internet Marketing

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Dear Friends,
My major is software development, i am an software engineer, could you guide me how to apply my knowledge on Internet Marketing.
Thank you very much for your advices.
#apply #internet #major #marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author fayeseom
    To learn internet marketing you can read blogs ,watch videos
    Understanding Internet Marketing Basics
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by tiepvut View Post

    Dear Friends,
    My major is software development, i am an software engineer, could you guide me how to apply my knowledge on Internet Marketing.
    Thank you very much for your advices.
    The best you can do is create a software product using your skills.

    When it comes to the marketing part.... nothing about your trade/skillset in software development is important. This is something totally different - and it doesn't matter how intelligent you are academically.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      The best you can do is create a software product using your skills.

      When it comes to the marketing part.... nothing about your trade/skillset in software development is important. This is something totally different - and it doesn't matter how intelligent you are academically.
      Yep, and then either spend time here learning about the Marketing end of things or align yourself with someone who already has done that, particularly if they have done it in the area of software marketing!!
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I've been doing internet marketing and developing software for it, for over 17 years. However, without the knowledge I gained through actually doing the work there would be no software, as the software I built was directly related to improve some aspect of the marketing I was doing.

    kind of a catch-22. If you don't know anything about internet marketing then it's going to be hard to develop a product for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author AffPub
    read article and watch videos on youtube
    and make an account on other forums as well for more experience
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  • Profile picture of the author Maryl Smith
    write programmable scripts to automate Internet Marketing processes (something like contacts finder) and sell them to marketing specialists
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  • Profile picture of the author shinyMonkey
    I'm the same - a software engineer first and (trying to be) a marketer.

    If you want to create apps and make some money, you have two options:
    - get a business (marketing) person
    - do it yourself

    It's up to you to decide; me, I don't like to rely on other people.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author cearion
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    The things you learn in school will only be a fraction of the things you learn by experience. Since you are a software developer you can make an app to simplify internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonTheFreeman
    Since you are a creator you can apply your knowledge to create tools for a certain niche in internet marketing, creators who know internet marketing will have an advantage. You can market your softwares or you can create softwares FOR marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author edwin3145
    You may need to work in a support positing for a while. What do you know about Big Data?
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    • Profile picture of the author tiepvut
      I Know Big Data and technologies related, What is big data relate to IM? should I apply big data to find target audience or trending?
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  • Profile picture of the author mrvendi60
    If you are a software Engineer, you can make various software, then advertisement by internet marketing. thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by tiepvut View Post

    My major is software development

    Tiepvut,

    You have a specific and particular knowledge and skill set that give you an advantage over other people in your marketplace. So your question really becomes "How can I use what I know to serve an audience of people that will pay for something I can share?" You can be paid for creating and selling a product that will serve your audience, from sharing your knowledge and skill in software development, or in advising and consulting with clients that need what you know.

    The choice is yours. My experience with a lot of new entrepreneurs is that creating and selling your own products is often the best path to a sustainable income because you control everything and are not relying on others to supply you with their products on their terms.

    Good luck to you,

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    • Profile picture of the author tiepvut
      Thank you very much for your advice, i have thought much about that, but until now i haven't find an idea to develop a product to sell yet. i have strong skill in software development, but creating a product to sell is totally different. To create a product you need strong specific business skill, to sell a product you need marketing skill and i don't have these skills
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      • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
        Originally Posted by tiepvut View Post

        To create a product you need strong specific business skill, to sell a product you need marketing skill and i don't have these skills
        I've been developing software for...
        Never mind. I just calculated it, and you wouldn't believe me if I told you.

        When I finally got around to internet marketing, I had already owned my own IT consulting business for quite a few years, so I had the business skills - but I needed to work on my direct marketing skills.

        I solved that problem by getting involved as an affiliate marketer first, and didn't even try to create my first IM product until after I had about 5 years experience as an affiliate marketer.

        That might also be a good way for you to "get your feet wet". Spend time (as an affiliate) learning what tools you need to succeed - what can you automate to be a better affiliate marketer. If you create something of value to yourself - it will probably also be of value to others.

        Voila!! Your first IM product.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    You can sell your trade skills on free Lance websites and Fiverr
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Brindamour
    tiepvut,

    There are a number of ways you can use your knowledge. One you could create your own product. Survey some people and find out what they need help with then create a product around it.

    You can also offer your services on sites such as Fiverr or Upwork.

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  • Profile picture of the author brutecky
    I am a software developer, and let me tell you a secret, that is a MAJOR advantage in the MMO (make money online) niche. Write a SaaS or even a WordPress plugin that solves a marketers problem (page builder, pop up builder, social software etc.) .. List it on JVZoo and give 100% commissions on it so you can build an email list. After you have a few hundred emails on your lost .. boom your in the game my friend
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