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Starting a Home Business? 7 steps to ensure success for Web Enrepreneurs-to-be.
Whether you want to start a Home Business to make a part-time income or to replace your
full time job, there are some steps you will need to take to make the process easier. Of course,
you can leave these steps out, but you will find it much harder to focus and will be easily distracted
from your goals.
The Internet is now a huge marketplace for any business. More and more people use the Internet everyday
to purchase anything from clothes to cars, and you CAN cash in on this phenomenon. Even if you have virtually
no experience of Internet Marketing you can literally start up an Online Home Business overnight.
Here are 7 simple steps you should take to ensure that you start the best home business to suit your lifestyle:
1. Set your Home Business Goals.
It is essential to set goals and objectives and then design strategies for attaining them. This will be your Business Plan.
Some questions you should ask yourself:
Why do I want to start up an Online Home Business?
What product or service can I provide?
Do I have the expertise to provide this service?
Do I know enough about the competetion?
Where will my customers come from?
What do I have that people are searching for?
Take the time to write down your questions and answers and thoroughly research your chosen market.
2. Identify your Internet Business Market.
Use search engines such as Google and Overture to find out where you customers will come from. Look for sites selling
similar items and forums related to your product or service.
3. Choose a Domain Name that reflects your Internet Business.
This is an important step as your Domain Name will be used to identify the type of business you run. Try to come up with a name
that reflects your business - e.g.if your business is selling widgets you should try to include the term "widget" in your domain name.
The ideal name for this example would be "widget.com" but you could also use names like "best-widgets.com" or "wholesalewidgets.com".
4. Find a good Web Host and build a simple but professional website.
You can use free hosting if you are really strapped for cash, but this is not a good idea. There are a number of Webhosting Companies
that offer very good services for only a few dollars a month.
5. Create your Unique Selling Point (UPS).
Make your customers think you are an expert on the product or service you are providing. If you offer expert opinion, your customers
will feel more secure buying from yur website.
6. Market your new website on the Internet.
Here are some ways you can market your Internet Business. These are not the only ways to get traffic to your site, but they are the most
popular. When it comes to advertising your website, get creative!
7. Track your sales and visitors.
Tracking your sales and visitors allows you to analyse your promotion methods. You can decide which methods are working well for you and
which you need to improve on.
If you follow these smple steps you will have the basis for a Home Business on the Internet that could provide you with extra income if you
just want to work part time - or with full-time income if you want to quit your job and work at home. One last word of advice.....don┤t give up
your job until you are sure your Home Business can provide for you and your family!
About the Author: CJ Maguire is an Internet Entrpreneur/World Traveller. She makes her living by running various Internet Based Businesses. You can visit her
website at: http://best-home-business-guide.com/