Strategies for your Internet Business

November 7, 2006

==> Internet Business Strategies Which Will Make One’s Business Run More Smoothly

Internet businesses are extremely popular job ventures this day in time.  There are so many different types of Internet businesses  which individuals can run from the comfort of their own home . That makes this quite a valuable option for individuals.  By running an Internet business, one does not have to deal with the hassle of a long commute and can even stay home with the children while making an income.  When considering the best Internet business strategies, there are a few ones in particular which will make one’s business run that much more smoothly. 

==> Research

One of the best Internet business strategies to keep in mind relates to research.  Researching various topics relating to the Internet business is vital for a few different reasons.  First, by doing one’s research on Internet business topics, the individual is learning the best way to run the business as well as any tips which may enable the business owner to make more money.  Secondly, performing research in relation to business enables the owner to keep up on changes and trends in the business subject matter area which gives them a boost in the business world. It also saves cash on the bottom line.

==> Construct a Business Plan

Prior to starting an Internet business  it is crucial for the business owner to construct a well thought out business plan.  This business plan must contain all information necessary for the successful running of a business.  The plan must address issues such as product information, overhead and selling strategies.  This business plan will be the general guideline for the business owner to follow when it comes to the daily routine of their business. Much like going on a planned holiday were you need a map, you will need a plan for your business.

==> Maintain Realistic Objectives and Goals

It is important to stay well grounded when pursuing an Internet business.  Those who try to operate Internet businesses with the sole goal of getting rich quick may find that they are disappointed along the way.  Although some Internet businesses will take off quickly and successfully, this is not the case all around.  Therefore, it is important to maintain realistic objectives and goals when pursuing one’s Internet business. It also helps to study the masters of the Internet.

==> Make Changes to the Business Plan Along the Way

In addition, the business plan which one creates at the inception of an Internet business should not remain stagnant.  As needs, objectives and goals change along the way, so will the original business plan.  Therefore, it is important to review the business plan from time to time and make any necessary changes so as to effectuate the running of a successful Internet business. Much like a detour on the road. Sometimes taking a shortcut will get you there quicker and other times we willhave to take the longer, definate road instead.

==> Conclusion

The previously mentioned items are just a few of the many strategies which one should pursue when running their own Internet business.  By keeping these in mind, one may find that their Internet business will run a lot more smoothly along the way. You willfind some handy information in the 33 days to online profits.

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Have You Considered Learning How To Write Effective Copy?

November 7, 2006

What really is copy?
Quote from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copywriting
Copywriting is the process of writing a piece of literature with the object of promoting a person, business, opinion, or idea. It may be used as plain text, as a radio or television advertisement, or in a variety of other media. The main purpose of this type of writing this marketing copy, or promotional text, is to persuade the listener or reader to act — to buy a product or ascribe to a certain viewpoint, for instance…

As you can see, this is what is called smart marketing. The purpose of all the business owners in the world is to make money and spend as little as possible advertising their businesses. Unfortunately there are many that never make a cent, they even loose a lot of their hard earned cash in wrong advertising! This is a huge problem especially in the Network Marketing Industry. Having a ton of competitors in any given system, advertising the same opportunity, products and more doesn’t seem to help either. That’s were the art of copywriting comes into place.
So how can “Joe Normal” cost-effectively advertise his/her business without spending him-/herself into banrupcy; this is really simple. In order to be able to compete in the ever growing marketplace, either online or offline, we have to learn to master copywriting. Without it, we might as well shut shop! Why do you think so many marketers, especially in MLM fail? Yes, you guessed it. A lack of copywriting skills.

The best way to learn effective copywriting is to study the masters of the craft. See how they apply the art to their marketing materials and learn from them.


Email Net-iquette

November 7, 2006

We all heard the following statement before: “you only have one chance to make a good first impression.” And in email communications, the first impression is the most important, as it is visual (a consumer LOOKS and SEES before he/she READS.)

You wouldn’t want to walk into a grimy, dimly lit shop either, would you? The same principle applies to email net-iquette. If we want to attract people to our emails, we will have to adhere to some rules and asthetics!

Most likely you would have seen some rather dull and ugly looking emails received in your inbox?! I admit, I’m guilty myself of sending them. You know what I’m talking about: an orange background and yellow borders, multi-colored text in all sizes from gigantic to microscopic, a message that looks like it was created by a crazed toddler? And to top it all off, there were so many animated moving objects, you felt like you came off a spinning wheel. DIZZY- If you did, I bet you didn’t feel the urge to read that email, did you? You probably just deleted it as quickly as possible.

==> PUT OUT THE WELCOME MAT

You want your email message to be friendly and inviting, not weired and scary. The suggestions below, and they’re just suggestions, not hard and fast rules will go a long way towards making recipients eyes say “come on in and explore” to your message.

==> DO’s and DON’Ts FOR ATTRACTIVE EMAILS

Try NOT to use use COLOR fonts in your message. (Leave that to junior high girls who want to write about Paris and her latest squeeze) Use BLACK TEXT ON A WHITE BACKGROUND. When you’re “speaking” in black and white, people will give their full attention to your message without being distracted by your color scheme. DON’T use UNCOMMON FONTS. If someone’s system doesn’t recognize the font you’ve selected, they could see gibberish instead of your brilliant message.

DO use the email marketers FAVORITE FONTS: Arial, Times New Roman, and Courier New

==> And please

DON`T use flashing buttons or banners in your email! Your prospects have undoubtedly gotten their fill of “flashy blink” when they’ve surfed the Internet. They don’t need more from you.

==> GET HYPER WITH EMAIL HYPERLINKS

An email hyperlink is just geek-talk for a link in your email to a website, or email address. Sounds simple enough, and it is (unless you try to contact a prospect on AOL who may not be able to receive “clickable” links.)

Don’t worry. There’s a “solution” for this:  simply type mailto: in front of your email address ==> no space in between, and
include the : <==

For a link to a web page, you need to write your link this way:

http://www.yourdomain.com

And don’t forget to tell your recipient that they can copy and paste this link into their browser if it’s not highlighted.

==> ALWAYS USE SIGNATURE TAGS

Today, it’s common practice on the Internet to tell people about your product or service with a SIGNATURE TAG, which is 3-6 lines of text (usually) that is automatically added to every message you send. This can add to your bottom line of business. Especially if you are marketing products. If you make it easy for people to visit your site by clicking on the hyperlink, then you will automatically get more hits.

To add a tag to your messages, simply open your email program. Find the SIGNATURES TAB (for example: located in the
TOOLS/OPTIONS menu in Outlook Express). Just follow the easy instructions for creating a sig file. You will find it simple enough and be amazed at the results.
Have fun 😉


Deciding What To sell

November 6, 2006

So how can we make a decision on what to actually sell? There are virtually thousands upon thousands of products on sale on the Internet. Whether you sell on Ebay, from a Website, or you become a Clickbank affiliate, it doesn’t really matter. What is important is to be 100% sure of what you want to sell on the Net and then take it from there.

This is certainly the foundation of your online success, because without a product, you could create the best web sites and sales pages in the world, but the chances of creating success for yourself will be slim. You must have a product to deliver. And it helps, if you are passionate about. So where do you start?

Think about your current knowledge base. What do you know how to do really well? What are you good at? Have you got any hobbies? Cooking, Sports, Writing, Scrapbooking. Is there a field of expertise you know more about than the average person? You can offer information about your hobby or your unique skills and sell those online. People are always looking for helpful info on how to improve themselves in all fields. Perhaps you have created a unique and particular method of doing something useful. Anything you have information about that others are not as familiar with is great to sell online. Do an online search on your hobbies or area of expertise. Notice how many training manuals there are. Do you think they are there just to be there, or is someone earning an income selling them?

Notice if there are particular areas of expertise  in your hobby or field where there are few, if any educational titles. That might be the perfect thing for you to write about. Create an informational product that teaches people what you know that they don’t know. The secret here is to find a niche product, which is largely untapped. This could save you a lot of money in advertising costs.

Keep in mind you aren’t the first to ever think about writing an informational product, so you may have to search a little to find something that has not been written about already. Or you might notice that what is on the market is outdated or unclear. Could you create a better product than what is out there already? Having said that, the work from home Industry is probably one of the highest competing Industries out there and even if you come up with content or information that already exists, try to add value to it and make it your own!

If after reading this, you are still unclear of what to produce, then these Ideas might help you and give you some inspiration:
Cooking: An Ebook with recipes, targeted to age, locations, topic…

Coaching in a particular Sport: An article of how to train better, going into details of maybe how to develop a winning mindset, etc.

Writing: A manual on how to write more effectively for profit!

How to Run an Work from Home Business: A helpful report, Blog, Ebook on running an Internet Business. This is especially helpful, if you had failed in the past and you want to warn people of potential traps or pitfalls within the Industry. This will also give you credit as an experienced Marketer and people will build trust in YOU.

Scrapbooking: Show what you are good at. It can help provide an extensive learning manuals for a rookie, and you will have fun teaching people your hobbies!

I think you are getting the idea here? ANYTHING you can do that not everyone else knows how to do is an opportunity for you to develop a product and market it.

To your success 😉