The Myths About Online Business

While it is true that the only external resource that you need to start an online business is a computer and a connection, you must have some personal qualities as well, because without these them, it is going to be a lot more difficult to achieve success – not necessarily impossible, but definitely far more difficult.

The first thing that you have to bring to your business is an absolute determination to succeed. From the very beginning, you have to be completely, 100% determined that whatever you do is going to succeed, without exception. You have to be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve that success, even acknowledging that there will sometimes be a ‘cost’ involved (e.g. less time with your family in the early days).
You must also accept that there is work to be done.Starting an online business
If you have not already done so, when you start searching the net for information about starting your own business, you will find that there is a lot of nonsense flying about, and you have to learn to recognize it for what it is.

There is no secret, magic formula that is somehow going to mysteriously transform you from an individual who has no money in your bank account to one with a million dollars, in six months or less. That is called the lottery, not business, but you will undoubtedly see products that make outrageous claims of this nature.
These products are successful because everybody is looking for the secret shortcut to success that means they do not have to do any work.

Don’t fall for this garbage. There is no secret, there is no magic formula – success is in direct proportion to the amount of effort you put in, end of story.
You have to be organized and focused, and you have to have (and work to) a plan. If a job needs doing, then in the early days at least, it is down to you to get it done, and it won’t get done if you are disorganized, lacking in focus or have no plan.

You have to be a little thick skinned too, because when you tell people that you are trying to earn money on the internet, many of them (none of whom have any idea what they are talking about) will mock you and suggest that you are crazy. Ignore it, and bolster your spirits by remembering that it is you who will have the last laugh!

The bottom line is, everything that you need to succeed in business in the ‘bricks and mortar’ real world is needed to succeed online as well, except for the cash to get your business up and running. So have you got what it takes & want to learn more? Click here

 

Starting Your Internet Marketing Businesss

Internet marketing for beginners isn’t as easy as a lot people like to make out. This is Starting an internet businessbecause while in theory the concepts behind Internet marketing might be quite simple, executing effective strategies can be extremely difficult at times. This can even be tough for those who are quite experienced in the world of Internet marketing. Of course the best option is always to find a mentor and ensure you learn from their mistakes. With this in mind, this post will attempt to explain the concept of Internet marketing for beginners and will outline some basic strategies which can help a business owner to launch his own Internet marketing campaign. We will cover concepts such as creating a website, placing banner ads, sending out e-newsletters, orchestrating an email marketing campaign and optimizing your website for search engines.

One of the most basic steps for starting an Internet marketing campaign is to create a website. If you don’t have a website or have a poorly designed website you should consider creating or re-designing a website to adequately market your products. If you do not have experience in web design, there are a number of software packages which make it simple for those with no design experience to create a functional website. However, hiring a web designer is worthwhile because they can work to create a website which is attractive, functional and suitable to your products and series. 

Banner ads are another popular option for advertising your business on the Internet. Banner ads are advertisements which typically appear along the top of a website but it may also include smaller ads in other locations. Banner ads typically include graphics and text which entice Internet users to click on the advertisement. Once a user clicks on the ad, they are directed to your website. This type of advertising can be very effective when care is taken to place the advertisements on high traffic websites which attract an audience who may have an interest in your products.

Sending out e-newsletters can also be a part of an effective Internet marketing strategy. E-newsletters are essentially emails which may contain a variety of information including informative articles, useful quizzes, relevant advertising or any other information which is deemed worthwhile for the recipients of the e-newsletter. The importance of these newsletters is that they can be used as marketing tools which are not viewed by the recipients as an advertisement. One way to do this is to incorporate links or other soft sale approaches into the copy of the e-newsletters. However, care should be taken to keep these references minimal so the e-newsletter is not viewed as spam.

Email marketing campaigns can be another successful aspect of an Internet marketing campaign. Email marketing essentially involves sending out emails to a group of individuals who may be interested in your products and services. Care should be taken in sending out these emails to avoid sending emails which are unsolicited and will be viewed as spam. One way to do this is to only send out the emails to users who have requested inclusion on an email mailing list. Another way to do this is to provide value in the emails as opposed to just including advertisements. This can be done by offering relevant advice in your emails and other useful information which may be of interest to the recipients of the email.

Finally, optimizing your website for search engines is a critical aspect of an Internet marketing campaign. Search engines rank websites according to quality and relevance for particular search terms. Many Internet users appreciate the effort by search engines and use these search engines to find the best websites on a particular subject. This means the Internet users are likely to only visit websites which rank well with search engines. Therefore if your website is not high ranking, you are not likely to generate a great deal of traffic from Internet users who use search engines to find relevant websites. Top ranking websites are likely to obtain the most traffic from search engines and all websites falling on the first page of the search engine results will likely enjoy some degree of success in improving their traffic. 

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7 Powerful Steps for Success in your own Business

The focus of this blog is on creating new business as well as improving your business and marketing, but today let’s start right at the beginning.

You’re really getting tired of the 9 to 5 “rat race” and are thinking about chucking it for your own business.   All your friends keep telling you that you could do for yourself just what you’re doing now for your boss. Why shouldn’t you profit from your ideas instead of him?

You keep thinking about it because you know that you’ll never be financially where you want to be with a weekly paycheck, but what business would you start?

Before you pack in that weekly paycheck, this is the time to evaluate yourself and your future and it takes some real, down to heart honesty.  You want to change your life for the better, so let’s start.

Did you know that you have the potential to do and be anything you want?  People have different perceptions of the ideal life, and it ranges from obtaining financial freedom to as simple as owning a new pair of sneakers. Unfortunately, many fail to reach their aspirations because they can’t get a solid, clear picture in their mind of what they want.

Take the next few days and embark on a fact-finding journey that will be a life-changing experience.  Get a pad and pencil and start with this first step:

STEP 1 – KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT – Be specific in your passions, then focus all your efforts on that particular desire.

Those who always change their minds and those who give up easily when the going gets tough will never get anywhere.  If you’re a bit confused and aren’t sure what you really want in life answer these questions:

  1. What makes your heart beat with excitement?
  2. What makes you happy?
  3. What are you constantly thinking of day and night?
  4. What do you want to do with the rest of your life?
  5. What do you enjoy doing?
  6. What are your obsessions?
  7. What things make you jump for joy?

Write down all your possible answers to the above questions.  Write down everything, no matter how silly or unimportant it seems. Put all your desires on paper that answers any of the above questions.

When that’s done, go back and circle five to seven items that interest you the most.  Then evaluate and choose with your heart, not your mind, the one and only thing worthy to spend all your time and resources on and that brings out the best in you.

Getting Started in an Internet Marketing Business

When it comes to starting out on your own, setting up a new business is scary. Where do you start? What do you do? There are seemingly always more questions than answers and procrastination is so easy on the internet with all the distractions under the guise of ‘research’.

Having been a ‘Serial Entrepreneur’ for most of my life, I know first hand the fear of failure can be at times paralysing and the temptation to ‘research and learn a bit more BEFORE you start’ is so tempting. However, there is only one way to start and that is to take the first step.

As basic as it sounds, the first step really is simple:

Don’t hold yourself back from your dreams… Start – Take Action & Physically Do Something!

Positive Mindset for Internet Marketing

Create the right mindset for your Internet Marketing Business

Basic? Simple? However we are quite often our own worst enemy. Looking around on the internet, we assume everyone knows more or that we aren’t qualified or good enough. We need to research more, learn more. Its time to stop with those kinds of thoughts and actually DO SOMETHING.

Whether you have never started a business before, or had very little training in business at all, the easiest (and not so paralysing) way to start an Internet Marketing Business is to work with a mentor. Learn from their mistakes and work to a structured plan. Even for someone like me who is no stranger to business start-ups and has a Marketing company geared towards small business development, I found working alongside a mentor kept me focussed on developing my own Internet Marketing Business.

The second step, yet fundamentally the MOST IMPORTANT is getting your mindset right. Not only will this get you started in the right direction, it will keep going when things get tough.  Things happen and not everything will work the way you think it should, but that doesn’t matter. With the right mindset you keep pushing. When you fail, you get up again. And you keep learning and trying new things that make you uncomfortable.

The right mindset enables you to set your vision straight and look at situations differently. For ordinary individuals, problems are considered obstacles but for many Internet Marketing Entrepreneurs, these are challenges. Aside from being a positive thinker, you must have strong belief in your objectives. With the right mindset, you can think straight at all times and reach achievable objectives.

So what are you going to actually DO TODAY?