Building Your Own Online Business

Building your own online business can and probably will have all the same trials and tribulations that building any kind of business will have. Before you even start you need to figure out whether you’re going to sell other peoples products (Affiliate Marketing) or sell a product or products that you create. An example would be those of you who make crafts or some kind of physical goods. An example of affiliate marketing would be either digital products such as software to be downloaded or ebooks etc. Also selling for Amazon as an affiliate etc.

Once you decide the direction to go then you need to set up your plan.
In either situation you should get your own:
—– Website/Blogsite
—– Hosting
—– Autoresponder
—– Learn some SEO
—– Learn Link Strategy
—– Learn how to write articles
—– Learn PPC
Affiliate Networks such as Click Bank are great for downloadable products.
There are many products to promote there. Another would be Commision Junction.
If you have your own product you’ll need to set up a site to sell with shopping cart capabilities.

The key to all of this is being able to get traffic to your site once you’re all set up.
Learning some SEO(search engine optimization) will go along way in getting traffic to
your site. Feel free to sign up for “GEEK FREE SEO” if you would like a copy.

All the training you need to Build Your Own Online Business can be found here. It’s an investment in your business.

Head on over to my Business Building Page for a Video Series I will be doing on just that !
I will be updating that page regularly with new videos as soon as I get them done.

Online Business Opportunity???

How many Online Business Opportunities have you checked out only to be disappointed and even more confused about online business. Honestly, I’m one of those who opted in to alot of lists and tried many “opportunities” only to be kicking myself in the you know what for getting caught in the “get rich quick net”.

You know that net that is full of the people who want some magic potion to make them an internet marketer. You know that net that sucks you in with “you can be making $500 dollars a day by next week”.

You know the net that scoops you up with “all you need is 10 minutes a day to push a few buttons and you’ll be able to quit you day job” HA HA Jokes on you (and me for awhile)! Doing business online starts with education. Then once you know enough not to get burnt by the next “great offer”, then you can start to accumulate some products to help with your marketing efforts.

Education is first and foremost in the process. Once you have a good foundation, you start taking action on some of the things you have learned. Whether you want to sell your own product online, be an affiliate marketer, be a web developer, learn PPC, Learn email marketing, Learn how to drive traffic to a website, Learn how search engines work, Whatever it is in the area of online business you really should start with education.

If you want to seriously make money online then you need to realize it’s going to take effort on your part along with patience. If you have alot of time on your hands there are many ways to find information free to help with the learning process. If you don’t have that much time I’ll introduce you to an online university that will teach you all you need to know to succeed.

Click here to check out what I believe to be the best place online to teach you how to start a profitable online business. What is an education worth if it can give you all you need to succeed? I will have many free resources available on this site but if you are on the fast track to success check out the training that I am continually accessing to futher my knowlege! Click Here!

The ‘Big 5’ Challenges People Face

In an article in Septembers issue of Success Magazine, John Maxwell touches on these issues.

Learning how to overcome these Big 5 will develop your attitude
toward anything that may come up in life.
We’ll expand on each in future Posts. In the meantime check out Success Magazine
for some really great articles and uplifting stories.

Is Traditional Marketing Dead ?

Small business internet marketing is such a significant topic today. Virtually all large companies have now switched all their marketing focus (and budget) to the internet. The same techniques can totally transform the fortunes of small businesses, many of which are struggling in the recession.
The traditional methods of marketing such as Yellow Pages and newspaper ads just don’t bring the results that they did just a few years ago. It used to be essential to be in the yellow pages. Not any more. In fact you may well be wasting your money entirely. Last time I put a decent size ad in yellow pages, we didn’t have a single response. Not one. Over a whole year. The same applies to brochures and flyers – when did you last get a decent response from any of those? People just get so much junk mail these days, it all goes straight in the bin.
Get the report here