It is rare to find someone that you can trust these days when it comes to the latest Internet Marketing product out there but without a doubt Jimmy D Brown is the person who I have invested in time and time again to help me with my online ventures and today’s post is an article he has written that I believe can get you started building an online business today. I hope you enjoy this article on “How to Start a Successful Internet Business in 7 Steps!”
It’s exciting to think about how much money you can make online.
But if you’re new to online marketing, it can also be overwhelming
to try to figure out which business model is right for you.
The solution? Keep it simple.
Just follow these seven surefire steps to online profits…
Step 1: Choose a Market
But don’t just choose any market – instead, choose a HUNGRY market.
That means you’re looking for a market that is actively seeking
paid solutions to their problems.
o Search marketplaces like Amazon.com and Clickbank.com to see what
types of niches attract eager, proven buyers.
o Use a keyword tool like WordTracker.com or the free Google
Keyword Tool to find out what people are searching for. You can
enter your proposed niche keywords (like “dog training”) to see if
there is a demand, or enter a broad keyword (like “secrets” or “how
to”) to uncover new niches.
o Go to EzineArticles.com and browse the top articles to see which
niches are popular.
Step 2: Get Your Tools In Place
Once you find a niche that spends money, your next step is to
gather your tools. These include:
o A domain name, which you can get at NameCheap.com.
o Hosting, which you can secure at HostGator.com.
o An autoresponder, which you can purchase through Aweber.com.
Step 3: Select an Offer to Promote
Next, you need to find an affiliate offer that you can promote to
your hungry niche. The best way to do that is to find out what
they’re already buying… and choose a similar offer.
Simply go to Clickbank.com and browse the relevant niche category.
Those products appearing at the top of the catalog are your best
sellers – you should choose a product near the top of the list.
Just be sure to buy, read and use the product to ensure that it is,
indeed, a good product.
Step 4: Write and Upload a Mini eCourse
Your next step is to create an autoresponder series around the
topic of your product so that you can promote your offer. Your
autoresponder series should be at least 7-12 messages long.
You’re selling a copywriting product. You can create a seven-part
ecourse on how to write a sales letter. Then promote the
copywriting product in every message.
You’re selling a diet recipe book. You can create a 10-part weight
loss course that pitches the recipe book in every message.
You’re selling a dog training video. You can create a seven part
course that teaches the basic obedience lessons such as sit, down
and stay. In every message you refer your prospects to the paid
video for more information.
Here’s the key: Do NOT solve your prospect’s problems 100%. You
want to provide useful but incomplete information, so that your
prospects need to purchase your affiliate offer in order to fully
solve their problems.
Step 5: Create a Squeeze page
Next, you need to persuade your prospects to subscribe to your
ecourse. You do this by creating a mini sales page (AKA squeeze
page). This page should include:
o A headline that touts your course’s major benefit (e.g., “FREE:
How to housetrain your puppy in just three easy steps!”).
o A list of the other benefits of your course (e.g., “You’ll
discover the secrets of turning an unruly, rambunctious puppy into
a perfect houseguest!”).
o And a call to action (e.g., “Just enter your name and email
address in the form below now, click join and you’ll get instant
access to this eye-opening report!”).
You may also provide proof of your claims, such as testimonials,
videos, screenshots, pictures and similar evidence.
Step 6: Drive Traffic to the Squeeze Page
Next, you need to drive targeted traffic to your squeeze page so
that you can quickly build your list. You can do this by:
o Starting a blog and posting articles that are optimized for the
o Trading links with other high traffic sites in your niche.
o Being a guest blogger on other peoples’ blogs.
o Co-promoting with other marketers in your niche (e.g., endorsing
each other in your newsletters).
o Submitting articles to EzineArticles.com and other article
o Using social media sites like Squidoo.com, Yahoo! Answers, and
o Participating on niche forums on in niche blog discussions.
Step 7: Add Messages to Your Autoresponder Series
Once you’re getting traffic, building your list and making a
profit, you can start adding even more messages to your
autoresponder – anywhere from a couple month’s worth of messages to
a year or more.
That way you’ll make money virtually on autopilot – all you have to
do is build your list and let your autoresponder do all the work!
Making money online doesn’t have to be complicated, not when you
follow these seven easy steps!
Jimmy D. Brown is the publisher of IMvestments: How To IMvest in Internet Marketing for a Great ROI, a comprehensive course teaching 7 ways to buy internet marketing related assets and quickly realize significant profitable yields from them. Details at http://imstitute.com/go.php?offer=texasdmcg&pid=30
I hope you are not like me and thought that if, “You build it they will come!” I had to learn the hard way because when I first built my membership site Working Mom Workouts I though that all I had to do is build the site, post some articles and tips and bam I would get a ton of traffic to my website! Boy was I wrong and I wasted a year thinking that if I just wrote more articles I would get ranked by Google. Wrong again! Finally though I came across Russell Brunson and his traffic generating systems.
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The Best iPhone Apps For the Small Business On The Go
We now possess the ability to bring our work with us anywhere we go. This can sometimes be a bad thing, in the case of vacations or weekends, when the last thing you want to think about is that one client who was hounding you all week. But taking your job with you anywhere can also be great. Many of the core areas of business are performed digitally now, including marketing, inventory management and sales. This has allowed the development of some great apps for your iPhone. If you’re constantly on the move, whether that means running around town going to different meetings or flying to different continents for your business, here are a few apps you should not be without.
This is basically a mobile incarnation of Google’s popular document editing and sharing application. If you’re ever collaborating on a business proposal, speech or marketing strategy with another person or a group of people, this is a great app for you. The app continuously updates your documents so that other collaborators’ updates show up on your phone within seconds. Google Docs also features Google Cloud Print, which is an awesome feature that allows you to print wirelessly on the go.
Have you ever gotten a call from an old customer asking you to quote him a price on a project, but you don’t have all the numbers in front of you? This app allows you to view and send information about invoices, quotes, payments and more right from your iPhone. Freshbooks is the leading firm for online invoicing and MiniBooks’ clean design and great organization are evidence of that.
You’ve probably been to a farmer’s market or craft fair and seen vendors sliding customer’s credit cards through the little white square attached to the end of their iPhone. That, my friend, is Square. The app allows you to take credit card payments for goods on the go. Square’s rates are very reasonable (2.75 percent on all charges), and you can set up your account so the money gets deposited in your business’ bank account the next day. Don’t be the only game in town that doesn’t accept plastic. Go Square.
The ability to bring your work with you anywhere is great, and these apps help enhance that ability. The key to maintaining your sanity, however, is to know when to turn your phone off and enjoy your vacations, weekends and holidays. And there’s not an app for that. Yet.
Last week I launched my latest book “Blogging for Profits” and wrote a post on “3 ways to make money as a blogger.” So, have you started making money with your blog yet? If so, would you like to make more?
Then read on to discover 10 tips for selling more products, affiliate offers and other items on your blog…
Example #1: Here’s an example of a ho-hum title: “Dog Training Tips”
Example #2: Now here’s an example of a title that will get people reading your posts: “10 Surefire Dog Training Tips That Will Have You Firing Your Dog Trainer!”
Example: You can create a feature called “Friday’s Super Tip,” where you post your very best niche-related tip every week.
Don’t just rely on people subscribing to your RSS feed, however…
These tips are just scraping the surface when it comes to making money with your blog. If you want to make real money with your blog, then you need an in-depth guide that shows you exactly how to set up a blog, create content for it and make money with it. You can get this guide by going to: www.davemcgarry.com/cms/bloggingforprofits.
There are several ways for you to do this online. But one of the fastest, easiest ways is to start up a niche blog. And since a blog is so flexible, there are also plenty of ways to monetize it.
Here are the top three ways:
1. Sell your products.
This is the most obvious way to make money with a blog: If you have products or services to sell, then promote them on your blog.
You can put permanent banners and text ads in the sidebar. You can also weave your product links into your actual blog posts.
Example: Let’s suppose you’re selling a weight loss book on your blog. You can post a “Top 10 Tips for Losing Weight” article on your blog. And then at the end of the article you can include a link to your book, “101 Tips for Losing Weight.” If people like your 10 tips, then they’ll be eager to buy your book.
Why does this work so well?
Because blogging gives you the opportunity to showcase your expertise. When you establish yourself as a trusted expert, people are more likely to buy from you.
2. Sell affiliate products.
Don’t have your own products?
No problem: You can sell affiliate products. That means that you get a commission every time someone buys a product or service through your affiliate link.
There are plenty of big companies that have affiliate programs. One of the most popular affiliate programs for physical products is the Amazon.com program, simply because your buyers already know and trust Amazon.com.
But if you’re going to sell downloadable information products, then one of the best affiliate programs is via Clickbank.com, where you’ll find thousands upon thousands of products to sell. Best of all, the commission rates are generous. You’ll see them as high as 50% and even 75%!
3. Insert AdSense ads.
Still another way to make money on your blog is by showing Google AdSense ads on your site. You make money every time someone clicks on your ad!
Here’s the biggest benefit of this method:
You don’t have to sell a thing. You don’t have to convince anyone to buy.
All you have to do is post good content on your site to attract prospects… and you get paid every time they click on an ad. It’s easy!
I’m sure by now you can see that there’s a world of profitable opportunities waiting for anyone who wants to start up a blog.
If you’d like to know what the Net’s wealthiest bloggers know about making money with a blog, then look no further than the 31 Day Guide to Blogging For BUcks.
Get your copy here: http://www.davemcgarry.com/cms/bloggingforprofits – and do it now, because this make money guide will really open your eyes to the possibilities!