The number one mistake people make when they start building their online
business is to ignore list building until the very last. They like to focus on
how to generate traffic, create this very complicated sales funnel and even
spend lots of time and money in building a product. The truth is that if you
are not building a list since day one, then you are losing a lot of money in
future sales, something that people do not understand about the power of list
You see, list building is the only possible way for you, as a business
owner, to create future sales without the need of having new visitors to your
website. This is possible because the real power of building a list lies in the
relationships you create with that list. If you manage to get a good
relationship with your subscribers, then you will see your online income
skyrocket. Why? Because they will begin to trust you and when you want to
promote something new, they would at least open your email and check the sales
page, and as you know, the more people going to your sales page, the higher
your conversion rate.
Also you can make money without any new visitors to your site, because you
can leverage the power of your list to create new products that will manage to
fulfill your subscribers needs and wants. You do this by creating a
communication with your list asking them what they want to know more about, or
what the biggest problem they are facing when dealing with a specific need.
Now once you get their responses, then you can create something that will
cover those needs. Then it is up to you if you want to charge something for the
product created or just offer it for free, as a gift for their loyalty and
trust to you. Either way both alternatives would create a path for future
income from that list because even if you offer that product for free, that
action will help you build an even stronger relationship with your subscribers
and they will know more about you and the real mission of your business, which
should always be to provide an excellent service to others.
There are many online business models you can follow online, but your real
asset is definitely your list. That list is the … Read More
Each of us sets up patterns and habits in our lives. Sometimes they help us
to function in a healthy way and at other times they may cause problems for you
and your business. Following are some habits that might hurt your business:
1. Frequently being late – When your clients are waiting for you, they may
be losing respect. People are very busy and do not usually like have an
appointment time that isn’t honoured by you. I have seen people who, after a
period of time, actually leave offices in an angry huff because they are not
willing to wait for the offending person to arrive. The bad part is that they
might not ask for another appointment and will probably tell their friends
about this so that the future business prospects are reduced.
The solution is very easy. Be on time for all of your scheduled
appointments. In fact, it is better to be five minutes early than five minutes
late. Soon you will find that the rewards of doing this will be significant as
your clients will be pleased that you respect them and their time.
2. Talking too much – It is easy to lose track of another person’s needs
when you are so busy talking that you do not ask them questions and listen for
the answer. Have you heard the statement “God gave you two ears and one
mouth so you can listen twice as much as you talk”? There is some truth in
this. Even if a person is usually quite quiet, it is important to encourage
them to talk by asking good questions and leaving opportunities for them to
3. Not honouring your promises – When you say that you will do something it
is very important that you follow through. Otherwise, people will not trust you
in the future when you make another promise. Make a note to yourself so that
you will be cued to do what you have promised. Then make sure that you put the
note in a place that will remind you and, more importantly, make sure that you
have completed the task before the end of the day.
I am frequently surprised at how many people make promises and then never
honour them. Some perhaps just say what they do in order to please the other
person. Others may be disorganized and … Read More
Deciding to quit work
and be a stay at home mom can be a very difficult thing for any working woman.
This is because many families require a second income to supplement the cost of
childcare. However, with a normal 9 to 6 job it is tough for the mother to take
care of the child. This is why more and more women nowadays are becoming work
at home moms.
internet has helped all these women to work and earn money from their homes.
Any woman with a desire to earn money can start her own business from her home
itself and support her family. There are so many businesses that any work at
home mom can indulge in. She can start her own affiliate business, write
content for article directories or for the various websites on the internet,
participate in online auctions or even work as a data entry specialist. Whether
you have the skills or not, you can definitely make a living working from home
on the internet.
Moms usually choose
this way to earn money because of the high costs of child care and their desire
to spend more time with their family. Working out of your home, you will be
able to squeeze time from all the chores and work. This is easy if you are
working from your home itself. You can work in the evenings when your children
are out playing or if you have a very small child, you can work in the
afternoon as the child catches a nap.
One distraction though
can be your relatives and neighbors who fail to understand the pressures of a
work at home mom. Neighbors that drop by unannounced or relatives who talk on
the phone for hours can be a huge distraction. All you need to do under such
circumstances is to know how to firmly say NO. If you are ready to refuse and
let your guests understand that you have a heavy schedule and that you need to
abide by it, then slowly and steadily, with time the disruptions will stop.
So, now if you are
considering becoming a work at home mom, then there are many places on the
internet that will provide you with all the guidance required to establish your
own successful work at home business venture. Just a single Google Search will
reveal many different … Read More
Millions of people are
taking advantage of the Internet limitless possibilities these days. Many are
working with all of the ways there are to earn extra cash online. Tens of
thousands have even been able to make enough money to quit their day job and
earn their entire living from their home. Millions of people have been laid off
during the present economic climate, and they are testing the online waters.
While they’re on unemployment, they work on their online skills while they send
out their resumes.
There are lots of ways
to make money online. From building website businesses, selling products or
selling ads, to taking online surveys, and everything in between. The problem
is that most of the things that you do online either need a set of skills that
takes time to develop, or you need to spend many hours growing your online
It’s very important
that you find your direction early in the process, and research it enough that
you don’t let yourself get diverted from it after you get started. You’ll need
to purchase tools and courses to help you get going, or you’re going to spend
all of your time trying to discover what is important and needed, and what is
not. There are a lot of scams out there, but the truth of the matter is; most
are not scams, they are just not complete systems. I can think of four courses
offhand that will help you get started in various ways, and give you real
Many people have the
idea that they can get the information to start a successful internet business
for free. On one level they are correct, you can. However, if you choose the
right product, you will not only get needed knowledge, you will also get tools
that will save you many hours of your time. That is so important that I cannot
stress it enough. It is a lot of work to setup websites to promote your various
products and ads for instance. You need to build a lot of sites promoting a lot
of products in a lot of niches. Why? Because some niches won’t work at all.
Many will make a profit, buy not nearly enough to make a living. You need to
multiply those revenue streams.
When working towards
an internet business, stay away from product pitches that guarantee riches.
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You have heard it
before – having a top page rank is crucial for your business. The top three
positions are the most sought after as they get the most clicks. Unless you are
a well known entity like , or , you will
need to bank on unique keywords to let your potential customers find you in the
ever crowded world wide web.
website for web presence should be a frequent, if not daily, activity. Ranking
positions in the search engine results fluctuate all the time and do so most
frequently for popular keywords. Unless you spend time optimizing and tweaking your
website, you will without doubt slip further and further down the rankings as
other webmasters enter into your market and outrank you with the same keywords
and then some.
There are various
methods you can use for optimization and usually a combination of different
techniques is proven to be more effective. Among the techniques that are
popularly used in combination with others is writing really great quality web
content. Content is king and information in the form of content is most sought
after on the web. When writing content, your articles should be unique and
relevant to your business. It should also be helpful and informative to your
keywords for your article is the most delicate task in achieving a high page
rank for your website. A great technique is to write an article normally as you
would and after completing it, replace some words and phrases with your basket
of unique keywords which you have already researched on using tools such as
Wordtracker or Google’s keyword tool. Without specific keywords and phrases,
the web traffic that you generate will have no relevance or interest to your
website, hence you are unlikely to make any sale. It is advised that you use
your keywords with prudence throughout your website because too much of the
same words will also kill your ranking.
Another technique is
to contact websites with relevance to your business and request that they link
back to you. This is after you have uploaded quality content on your website.
Having backlinks from other quality and relevant websites will result in a
higher page rank for you. To maximize your chances of being crawled and
included in the search list of popular search engines, submit your website to
popular … Read More