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Starting Your Own Internet Based Business
Written by: Jimmie Sypolt
Mar 18, 2006
So, you want to start your own web based business and you are gathering all the materials you can find to learn how to begin. Every book on business highly recommends that you begin with a business plan. Here are some tips for getting started in your Internet Business. You can start an Internet business for less than 0.00.
In the beginning stages of building your business, you can get so wrapped up in creating a business plan that you wind up never starting your business. Uncertainty is a key factor here: most people need to know that what they are whether it will be worthwhile for them. They have so many ideas about what to do and how to do it that the action of starting the business quickly becomes overwhelming. My philosophy: "Take the Plunge!"
Just the fact that you have the idea to go into business for yourself is a great first step, but what about the rest of it. Remember this: "The Number One Item on Your To-Do List should be: "Take Action Now!"
Get the vehicle for your business up and running and worry about the details of what you will do next while your business is already open to customers and you can begin building your business into what you want it to be. In my case, and for many other home based business entrepreneurs, the physical interaction involved by taking action in starting and running your own web based business is a catalyst for further and increased, purposeful action.
During the process of running your business, you will learn things that can only be learned by "doing". You will interact with other people, either personally or through electronic means, and really get a "first-hand" insight for the direction you want your business to take.
Cost is the key here: most people donít have a whole lot of extra cash laying around to splurge on a business start-up. If you are spending more than 0 to start your business before you get that "insight" we were talking about, you are spending too much.
There are many tried-and-true turn-key businesses that you can register for. Some have a small cost and others are free. Some have business models that remove the need for your own web site, but it will not cost you much money at all to get a business website running complete with a store front. If thatís what you want to do, website hosting services are readily available at a low cost.
If you are serious about making money with your web based business, you will need a product line, your own domain name, a web site, and a reliable web hosting service to launch your business and put it in front of over 2 billion people around the world via the Internet.
Here is a simple 10 Step Plan to get your business started and get you well on your way to making that extra income you need. By working diligently in these 10 action-steps, you will eventually become successful and profitable.
1. Find a product to promote. By searching on the Internet, you can find many products that other Internet Businesses want to sell. By helping them sell their products, you can be in business within 5-minutes without having to maintain an inventory.
2. Create a Web Page. A webpage is essential.. Register a domain name and find an inexpensive, but reliable web host. You want at least 300 Megabits of space on their servers and one that offers website templates.
3. On your Web Page, offer a Resource Page. This is where you provide your visitors with links to valuable information relating to your products. Offering value is imperative to keeping customers on your site and gives you more opportunities to sell your product.
4. Offer something for Free to every visitor. There are lots of free articles, reports, and eBooks available on the Internet. Customers like to get something for their time. Giving something for FREE gives you a way to build customer relations.
5. Create Income through a follow-up system. Using auto responders available with most web host companies, you can follow up with your customers easily by sending a series of benefits and advantages of your product.. There are also many free auto responder companies you can make use of to further automate your sales letters.
6. Speed up your progress with Pay-per-Click advertising. This is simply paying a small sum of money each time a customer clicks on your advertisement. The price you pay per click is well worth the effort and price since customers are highly qualified prospects that pay per click sites target specifically for your product.
7. Get even better results by using FREE Ezine Advertising Sites. Create a direct response advertisement and post it on as many free Ezine sites as you can. Product promotion in this way is Free and well worth your time and effort.
8. Write Articles to give your website continued long-term exposure. Once you write an article, you will be what are called back links to your website. Back links are vital to getting high search results in the Search Engines.
9. Make use of all the FREE Traffic Exchanges. Traffic Exchanges are free. You post your direct-response advertisement or your web site. To get traffic to websites, Traffic Exchanges encourage surfing on sites that are listed. The more traffic you can generate on your site, the more chances of turning a visit into a sale.
10. Reinvest your profits for future growth. Starting out for Free will take you a long way. To insure your continued growth and profits, be sure to reinvest your profits to increase your ability to market products more efficiently.
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