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Yes. Almost everyone is familiar with Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. A majority of us are on these sites daily having fun and making friends. For business however, it’s serious business. Companies large and small are spending time and money on social media marketing, even in the face of declining budgets for television, newspapers and other traditional media. Why? Because social networks are where the customers are. People log in to their Facebook accounts nearly everyday if not more. They are there when they are looking for friends, looking for information and even when they are looking for something to eat or someplace to go see a band. Marketing on social networks is dynamic: businesses can deliver specials, coupons and hours of operation. Fans can get instant updates as to what tonight’s special dish is, what products are on sale and even what other customers are saying about the business.

Look around and take notice: just how many businesses are NOT using social media to reach out to their customers? Very few.  And who is running these campaigns and managing the day-to-day updates and operations that keep the message flowing smoothly? Internet Marketers. People who know more than just posting and sharing photos. You have to know what to say to your fans and when to say it. You have to know how to ‘push their buttons’ so they act on your message. In most regards it’s similar to traditional advertising, just more far-reaching and much more cost-effective.

Why is that important to you? Because this is a seriously in-demand career with a lot of benefit. Companies are realizing very quickly that there is a large gap between their growing demand and skilled employees that know how to do it right. The ball is in your court. In an era where many jobs are being outsourced or eliminated completely, Internet Marketing will continue to grow. At the Internet Marketing Training Center, we teach the skills that you need to make a career like this for yourself. Maybe you didn’t realize that making a great living was possible with something fun like Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin? Well, now you do…

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Are you thinking of changing your job next year? Or even switching careers completely? Before you make a move, research carefully what skills employers will be looking for over the next couple of years.

Of the highest in-demand skills for 2012: computers, the Internet and information marketing. All the skills we teach at the Internet Marketing Training Center. Here at IMTCVA, we know that marketing on the Internet: blogging, website design, online video, e-commerce and more, will be growing each and every year. Businesses look towards Internet Marketing as a cost-effective and powerful way to reach their customers. Compared to traditional marketing: television, radio and print, the Internet gives companies a huge advantage of reach without blowing out their budgets.

The problem with marketing on the Internet is that businesses are having a hard time finding enough qualified people to do the work. Internet marketing is relatively new. Because of that, few people possess the exact skills and training to do the job. What that means for the ones who know how to do it is a huge in-demand skill set. You could even work for a number of businesses from the comfort of your own home. That’s what we call a “virtual assistant” and there is no shortage of work for those who know how to do it. In fact, we believe that “virtual” jobs and “tele-commuting” is the wave of the future.

Where can you learn everything you’ll need to know to be in high demand? Well, right here of course. Check out or free downloadable career guide and list of the classes we teach. You’ll be glad you did.

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Did you know you can make a generous living selling other people’s products from your home computer? At the Internet Marketing Training Center of Virginia, you can get a dedicated certificate in as little as six months and be on your way to your own home based business. Visit the site to download your free career guide.

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Most people who are in dead end jobs feel stuck. They would love to make a career change, but don’t feel they have the time to learn a new skill. The hours they work now can interfere with being able to go back to school, even for night classes. But what if you could learn at your own pace? And from the comfort of your own home?

Online education, also known as distance education, is perfect for people who have little time to squeeze a traditional education into their schedule. Most people who are in the middle of their careers have children as well. This adds even more stress to one’s ability to find time for learning. How about learning when and where you can? When you have that small amount of time to further your education, you’ll use your time wisely and take your education more seriously.

Distance education is perfect for those who need the skills now to make a change. At the Internet Marketing Training Center, we can teach you the skills for a new career: a career that’s high in demand by employers, non-profits, or you can use the skills to create your own part time or full time business: one that brings in a lot of extra money. At IMTC, we will give you ideas about how to use your Internet Marketing education to get the job of your dreams or start a business.

Why wait? It’s time to get out of that dead end job and take your life and career as far as it can go. Call us at 757.687.5190 or download our free career guide at  and see what your future can hold.

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Make money while having fun!

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Yay it is Friday!  What are you doing this weekend?  Maybe you are hanging out with family or going to the movies with some friends.

If you have a successful online business, you could be making money while you are out having fun!  You do not have to be in the office or sitting at your computer 24 hours a day.

At IMTC we can teach you how to be successful online.  Whether you are just starting out or whether you already have a successful business.  We have training for all levels.

Give us a call for more information 757-687-5191.

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Press releases are a fast and effective way to tell the world about a company’s products and services. The idea of issuing a press release goes back many years – traditionally newspapers were the vehicle of choice for businesses releasing information about promotions, new hires, new locations, grand openings, employee advancement and new products. Trade magazines as well were a great place to issue important company news, and they still are. But the Internet has become the outlet of choice along with those others due to its popularity, ease of use and quickness to market.

That brings up another important technique of marketing that is relatively new: writing good copy for the web.  Online press releases are by their very nature, a different kind of promotional tool. They are dynamic, immediate and consist of many types of media and links. Unlike traditional press releases, they have images, clickable links to websites and resources, videos and widgets. This gives the reader an opportunity to be directed to a website or watch an interactive video presentation right from the press release.  

Marketers who know how to write effective copy for the web, know how to create anchor text for that copy and embed video files into the press release are already ahead of the game. These are the things that you will learn at the Internet Marketing Training Center of Virginia. There are free press release services for the web, and paid services that have a multitude of features that as an Internet marketer, you have to know about. It’s trickier than it looks, but easy when you have the training. As a student of IMTC, you will have the skills to create effective press releases fast and easy, plus the mastery of many other important online techniques that employers are looking for.

Make yourself a valuable asset to the workforce with the proper training in Internet Marketing.

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – Lou Ragg of MGM Resorts International says the Internet, including Facebook and Twitter, is the first place consumers go when deciding where they want to spend their money on the Las Vegas strip.

“Just a few years ago is when social media really started taking off for the company and the consumer, very powerful.” The company has a large team working for it’s internet department specifically for that reason.

“We currently have a team of 15 individuals that work on everything from search marketing to domestic display, international marketing, social media.” says Ragg who is the company’s vice president of Internet marketing. These jobs were unheard of just a few years ago but now a necessity to drive business.

“You go back five years ago and it was very important to have a AAA Five-Diamond award, and today it’s, ‘What’s my rating on trip advisor?'” Competing for donation dollars might be tougher than filling hotel rooms and Opportunity Village has to compete for attention online with a much smaller budget.

Jon Mackin is the charity’s digital marketing coordinator, staff of one.  “A very good portion of my day is keeping up with Facebook and Twitter,” Mackin says. Social media is the new age word of mouth for one of the valley’s biggest charities. Not only does Mackin use it to help raise money, but it’s used to save the charity big dollars as well. “We have so many different lines of business so many different things going on at all times we’d be spending thousands and thousands of dollars if it weren’t for social media.”

If this is a job you think you can do because you’ve sent out a few thousand tweets, that may not be enough to be a part of Ragg’s team. You have to be able to monetize the traffic that you control and be adept at using analytics to  see what’s working and what is not.

Learn the skills you’ll need to make a real career from social media.

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Colin, an instructor at IMTC talks about the school. The Internet Marketing Training Center of Virginia is an Internet marketing school designed to teach you everything you would need to know about selling your products online. No only can you sell your products and services, you can also get hired by companies looking for the same thing. Check out  for more information.

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Getting an education online gives you the freedom to study at your own pace. Learn how you can discover the hottest and most in demand jobs available today. At the Internet Marketing Training Center of Virginia, you can get a dedicated certificate in as little as six months and be on your way to a great job. Visit the site to download your free career guide.

Certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

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Facebook is a great way to promote specials and promotions for small businesses on the web. Using the power of the friends that you have spent time collecting and nurturing, businesses can get a interactive kick from comments, testimonials and post sharing with the ease that Facebook provides. In conjunction with Twitter and Youtube, businesses can plan out a promotional strategy that could put their offerings in front of the eyes of thousands of people.

A couple of weeks before any type of special promotion, the business will want to create small video productions that can be uploaded and shared on social media sites. Videos that are no longer than 2 – 3 minutes in length showing customers giving testimonials, using the products, having fun at past events… anything that creates fun and excitement. No matter what kind of business you have, there are ways to create an informative or commercial aspect to the video production.

These videos can be uploaded to Youtube and Facebook on the day before the big promotion and shared with your friends on their home news feeds. Contact your friends and followers a couple of days beforehand to solicit their comments on your wall in exchange for a special coupon or giveaway just for them. Every video you upload to Facebook or Youtube notifies all of your friends and subscribers to invite them to watch. Each of your friends that makes a comment on your Facebook Wall stating how much they like your business creates a notification to all of their friends. You have now started a domino effect that could put the promo video before the eyes of hundreds of thousands of people.

Your account administrator can leave “thank you” comments in response that will create a sense of interactivity and a personal touch. This kind of buzz is a powerful branding tool that keeps your logos and products on the top of your friends minds, and makes them feel as if you care and are taking the time to connect with them.

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