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
People ask me all the time how I got started with Internet Marketing and I tell them that there were two things. One, I wanted a way to take my knowledge and expand it using the web and second, it fulfilled a way for me to create passive income.
The response that I usually get from people after I tell them this, is that they want to start a membership site and want to know how to get started. So, I decided t write a short series of posts describing to you how to get your own membership site up and running.
So you want to start a membership site.
The first thing you need to think about is your niche and your topic.
Now think about this for a moment…
Your goal is to get members to happily pay you month after month for content. Obviously, that means you need to:
But here’s something else…
In order to get your members paying month after month, you need to be able to make them look forward to each upcoming lesson. And the best way to do that is by creating a membership site around a step-by-step process. That is, your lessons teach your members how to achieve a specific result.
You see, if you just provide tips and tricks for your members, there’s no sense of continuity. Your members don’t develop as strong of a psychological commitment to staying a member, because they won’t have a need to see the course through until the end.
Now imagine having numbered steps and lessons instead. When someone is receiving lesson 10 of a step-by-step process, they’ve made an investment of time and money into learning the process – so they are less likely to “bail” before they’ve received all the steps.
Let me give you a few examples of sites that teach a specific achievement or result using a step-by-step process:
Now let me give you an example of what a 12-week online marketing course might look like:
Step 1: Choose a niche.
Step 2: Market research.
Step 3: Plan your sales funnel.
Step 4: Get a domain and hosting.
Step 5: Get an autoresponder.
Step 6: Write your autoresponder messages.
Step 7: Create a squeeze page.
Step 8: DIY product creation – research and outline.
Step 9: DIY product creation – creating and polishing the product.
Step 10: Create a sales letter.
Step 11: Drive traffic – free methods
Step 12: Drive traffic – paid methods.
Notice how each step builds on the previous step.
It starts with a member not even having an idea for a niche… and ends with the member driving traffic to a sales letter and making money.
In other words, if the member completes the steps as the course progresses, he or she should be able to enjoy a specific achievement or result by the end of the course.
Note: The above example is a 12-week course. Naturally, you could easily stretch this out to a year or more by creating more steps and more in-depth steps. You could go on indefinitely as long as you kept providing more advanced info as the course progressed.
One final tip…
To keep your customers happy, make sure that they are progressing and enjoying results right from the beginning.
Example: If you create a yearlong course, don’t stretch out the process for a year. Instead, give the step-by-step instructions your customers need to experience some type of results immediately (within a few weeks or month after joining) and then provide more in-depth instructions as the course progresses.
In short: Satisfy your customers’ needs for instant gratification while still providing the continuity that will keep them as a member. You’ll learn more about that in Part 2 of this series.
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If you have a blog and want to make some money and profit with it then here is 3 simple ways to profit from your blog!
I am sure you have heard that by writing a book you almost instantly position yourself as an expert. Well, the same is true with a blog because no matter what you’re selling or what business your business model is, a blog can help you achieve more because it helps establish you as an expert.
As I mentioned earlier whereas people use to publish books to showcase their expertise, now most anyone can publish a blog. And once that blog becomes popular, the blogger’s status is further elevated in the niche.
And that is NOT all.
The more good content you pst, the more your readers start to trust you…and that indirectly leads to more sales.
Plus if you allow your readers to interact with you(by allowing comments), that further strengthens your bond with them. End result? A more profitable blog.
Some people use blogs to raise their status in a niche. And some people use this elevated status as a springboard to more opportunities, such as free publicity and book deals.
Example: The big book publishers like to see when one of their newly signed authors has a platform. By platform I mean a waiting audience. A blog is one such platform. If you build a popular blog and then go after a book deal, you can bet the publishers will take note.
The third and final way to make money from your blog is to promote affiliate offers. What do I mean by affiliate offers. Well, there are lots of products being sold online and people who own those products are willing to pay a commission to you if you sell it to your faithful followers. One of the biggest affiliates out there is Amazon. Back in the early days that is how Amazon built a huge business by having other people sell the product on their site or to their list of followers while paying a small commission on each sale.
So how do you go about finding and promoting an affiliate product?
Complete these steps to get started:
**One mistake to not make and that is do not promote crap…meaning make sure you believe in the product and use it yourself! Surefire way to lose credibility!**
Those are just three simple ways to to profit from your blog. If you would like to learn more you can check out my “31 Day Guide to Blogging for Profits.”
You’ve heard of people turning their blogs into six-figure income centers. And you’ve heard of others who’ve started a blog, worked hard at it, and then eventually abandoned it because it didn’t make them a dime.
I’m sure you’d like to be in the former category rather than the latter.
You can increase your chances of doing so but following these three easy steps for making money as a blogger…
People aren’t interested in reading ads or “spun” articles that are nothing more than gibberish. They want solutions to their problems. And that means they need quality content. In other words, they want useful information that solves their problems.
Here’s the key, though: While the information you provide should be useful, it should also be incomplete.
That is, it shouldn’t completely solve your prospects’ problems. After all, if you completely solve your prospects’ problems, then they really have no need to buy what you’re selling.
One way to provide useful but incomplete solutions is by sharing articles that tell people what to do, but don’t go into detail about how to do it.
Example: A marketing blog might have the instruction “buy a good domain name at NameCheap.com,” but it doesn’t get into the details of what it means to buy a “good” domain name. Then the blogger can point to a short report that tells people how to build a website (which includes how to choose a good domain name).
You’re already providing useful content. Soon you’ll have plenty of readers eyeballing this content. So before you bring in the traffic, you need to find ways to monetize the traffic. Here are three ways:
Example: You can sell a rotating banner ad on the home page of your blog. You can even sell plain text links.
Your blog is ready to make some money – now you just need traffic! Here are three ways to get traffic:
There’s not enough room in this article to share with you all the tips you need to know to make a killing with your blog. That’s why you need the 31 Day Guide to Making Money as a Blogger. Get your copy at www.davemcgarry.com/cms/bloggingforprofits.com