It seems that lots of people are being sucked into the idea that you can quite simply make a lot of money by having a computer that’s connected to the Internet. Knock up a website and wait for the money to pour in. If I were you I’d re-think that strategy if it is your genuine intention to make money online.
I think everybody realizes now that Yes an Internet business run from home can make a lot of money and generate virtually automatic profits for years to come if done right. The important thing that is always going to separate the money makers from the losers in online marketing is always going to be how much effort is applied. Initially, setting up an online business may well involve working more hours than is normally considered to be “full time” but these extra hours can always be trimmed away as you make some money to re-invest in your business to automate some of the everyday time consuming jobs.
It’s easy to find a business on the Internet. There are plenty of opportunities where you get virtually a business in a box. This will include all kinds of tools to help run this business but if you are to make any money from this business then there is one major consideration that you will need to take care of and that is marketing. Your replicated page will look very nice but will never make any money if nobody sees it.
Anybody think of starting an online business should first of all take a tour of some sites like Infogoround, CarbonCopyPRO and a few others. You will find that most of the business opportunity sites use a lead capture page as the initial landing page. The single purpose of this page is to get usually your first name and your email address. This is purely because it’s been proved over time that most people will not get involved in a business on their first visit to a website so to increase the money making potential from all their visitors they want your contact info so they can market to you via an autoresponder and keep reminding you about the opportunity. Don’t be afraid to give these details, there will always be an unsubscribe link in every message you receive so you can stop receiving these ‘reminders’ any time you wish. Home businesses will hardly ever be money makers overnight so you have to be aware of this. Maybe joining under a leader who has already demonstrated that he knows the ropes is the answer. You can always be sure of great advice from him then, especially if he stands to gain from your success.
What a lot of people never think about is that although the Internet is all computers and zeros and ones it’s still all about people. You should get yourself a beer (or coffee 🙂 sit back and think back over your life. What you might consider to be perfectly mundane knowledge you picked up at work could well be a serious money maker. I’m willing to wager that you dealt with a certain problem at work in a certain way that somebody else faced with the same problem would consider priceless information. Everybody has skills, the only trouble is we tend to undervalue our own.
Many people start off making money on the Internet by being an affiliate for other people’s products. There are lots of sites such as Clickbank and Commission Junction where you can sign up for free and start to promote other peoples stuff for as much as 70% commission. You can take advantage of that by joining sites that sell content and ideas you can modify to suit your specific niche or segment. These days it’s very easy to start a home business in just a few minutes to hours, but the number one thing you must do is have a marketing plan before you start. Then use reputable content sites, article sites, and proven non spam marketing tactics to get your business out there on the web and making money for you.
The best and biggest tip I can give anyone is to make sure you have a business plan, action plan, whatever you want to call it. The Internet offers everybody the chance to make real gobs of money because the World is now your oyster whereas you used to be limited to your locality. Would you go to the Bank Manager to discuss a new business (offline) without a business plan? We know the answer is No so why would you approach the Online World any differently? Make a business plan and stick to it. By persevering your efforts will eventually pay off and you’ll make more than enough money to support your Family AND have a lot of fun doing so!