The biggest challenge you face as you race to put your existing business online or start a business online is where to start first. Most of the business people and entrepreneurs I speak with are simply overwhelmed with the amount of information available on the techniques and strategies required in order to start earning money on the Web.
Although there are many complete Internet marketing courses being sold online (many are very good by the way), these courses are often more beneficial to the business person or entrepreneur who has already started their online business. These people already have a big picture of what they want to sell online and how they want to go about doing it. They just need to fine tune their marketing skills and implement a few advanced marketing techniques to be profitable.
But what if you’re a business person who hasn’t started yet? What if you have no idea as to where to begin or what direction you should be going?
This is the problem you may be experiencing right now. You don’t have a website, you don’t have a product, and you haven’t yet identified a target marketing with a specific problem that you would like to solve. In short, you don’t know where to start first. This report will very quickly and easily show you where to begin. And if you already have an existing business in the traditional world with an existing customer base, this report will help you put your offline business online.
How long will it take? You can be up an running in as little as one month. How long will it take for you to be profitable? Well, that’s a tougher question to answer.
You could be profitable in less than 90 days if you follow ALL of the instructions I give you in this report. Or you may never be profitable if you do things the wrong way. And profitable simply means that you are making more money than you are spending. That could be as little as $100 or as much as $10,000 a month. Your success will depend on how quickly you implement and correctly apply the techniques you will learn today.
Before you get too excited about making money on the Internet with your existing offline business or starting a brand new business, don’t think for a second this one free report is the answer to being successful on the Internet. This report is only a beginners guide to help you start your online career. It frustrates me to hear people tell me they’ve spent money on one or two books, read a few free reports they found on the Internet and aren’t profitable online yet.
One or two books, and a few free reports will not make you a cyber-success!
Yes, you will have to spend money on other books, software and tools to be successful online. I hate to scare you but this report is just the beginning of the education you must spend money on in order to be successful. It simply amazes me how people contact me about how they can build their online business for ZERO dollars or under $200 or something foolish like that. These people want others to spend money on their goods but they’ll be damned if they spend money on the goods of others. Let’s get real. Making money doesn’t go just one way.
You must spend to get. Nuf said…
There is so much for you to learn before you can make money on the Internet. And, It cost money to learn. And just because you have a successful offline business does not mean you can jump online with the same expectations. What you should expect to get from this report is just what I said in the beginning…a logical place to start.
Key Components to be Successful Online
There are 4 basic key components you need to be successful online. Just using these 4 key components can help you build a profitable online business in 90 days or less. You don’t need all those fancy advanced marketing techniques at this point (that often confuse people) to be profitable online. Here’s what you do need
1. A Hot Product.
You need to find or create one of the hottest products you can sell online today. You can try looking at Amazon’s list of best selling products or eBay’s Top Products to give you ideas of what are the best products to sell online. If these products are selling well on Amazon or eBay, it means that there is significant demand for it (though of course, that also means a lot of competition).
If you do not wish to start an ecommerce store, one of the best alternatives is to sell “how-to” informational product. Whether you have an expertise or not, it’s easy to find or create a 50+ page “how-to” manual that will sell like wildfire on the Internet. You can begin your quest for an informational product to sell by joining an affiliate program. Or package your informational product into a Kindle ebook to sell in Amazon’s Kindle store.
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2. A Website Designed to Sell.
You must design a website that is designed to sell. Every word, every graphic must lead your visitor to ultimately buy your product. It’s almost impossible to tell you in this small little space how to design a website that sells. I suggest you read the following articles:
- 7 Steps to Successful Website Development
- 7 Steps to Web Sites That Sell
- Why Some Web Sites Sell and Others Don’t
- Conversion Rate: 30 Tips on How to Sell Online
3. Build Huge Amounts of TARGETED Traffic.
Traffic divides the women from the girls and the men from the boys. Without traffic you’re dead in the water. Traffic brings you customers. Traffic is like oxygen. Without it you die.
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4. Email Marketing for Long-term Profits
Once you have the above components working for you, you’ll need to create and promote what’s called an email newsletter. This dandy little tool helps to bring in additional profits, month after month, year in and year out. And it’s very simple to create and promote. Big businesses use emails extensively to keep their customers engaged and buy from their store again and again.
Take for example the high-end retailer Nordstrom and how they use email marketing: Nordstrom uses email to showcase and feature their existing brands; to highlight a trend; to announce a time-sensitive special deal; to drum up interests in their sale events; to feature a product category; to inform on benefits of loyalty programs; to announce upcoming and new brands; or even to alert about outages. If your business run a blog or other types of information content, you can create a newsletter email or ezine to keep your subscribers informed.
Take a cue from what big boys like Nordstrom is doing (or just look at your inbox for emails from your favorite retailers) and look at how they are using email marketing to keep you interested in them. Also read the following articles:
- 6 Steps to Selling by Email: How to Write Email Sales Messages that Gets Results
- Tips for Writing Effective Emails
That’s all you need to do to be profitable online. The next step is for you to begin. Find or develop a “how-to” informational product. Design a website that sells. Drive traffic to that site, and then create an ezine for long-term profits.
About the Author:
marketing consultant at the helm of Topliving Consultancy. Visit his web site at http://topliving.com . Subscribe to Darren’s popular “Success and Self-Motivation” Weekly publication, “AAvenues 2 Your Success”. It’s packed with this sort of material each week.
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