Why Internet Business?
An Internet Business gives you advantages that no other type of
business can give you:
1. Low set up costs - You can start an internet business from zero
2. You decide when you want to work - You will be able to spend
more time with your family.
3. You can work from the comfort of your own home - All you need
is a PC with with Internet connection.
4. Your Internet Business can be created around your hobbies,
passion or expertise.
5. Your Internet Business can be fully automated to run on its own
- The system runs 24/7, even when you're sleeping.
Anthony Robbins is known as the world's most successful Personal
Development Success coach and he teaches one thing more than
anything else - MODELING. Instead of trying to think up a great
idea or new system that you don't know whether it works, just take
somebody else’s idea which has been proved to be successful and
improved on it! There are a lot of successful business models you
can see on the Internet, naming a few, information selling, online
auction, drop shipping, affiliate marketing, service provider, and
Finding Your Niche
Examine your hobbies and interests for potential business ideas.
Write down a few ideas and explore each one further. If you love
soccer, consider selling soccer supplies or team uniforms online.
Focusing on your expertise or something you have great passion for
would give you an advantage over competitors who do not have
in-depth knowledge of that niche. You may not have a budget to
create a demand, so it's safer to go where the demand already
Do spend some time to check out your competitors' websites and
compare their products and services. Give yourself an idea of what
you’re up against, so you can create your business as professional
as, or even better than theirs. Your business should not just be a
'me-too' business online. Develop your own Unique Selling Position
to set you apart from your competitors and make you stand out from
Create Your Website
Depend on the business model you choose, you may need to have your
own website to operate your online business. A well-designed
website creates a good first impression with your prospects. Get
yourself a professional website template FREE and customize it to
suit your need. Most templates can be easily customized using
common HTML editors and simple graphics software.
Don't know anything about web design or HTML? Follow this
easy HTML tutorials.
Some web hosting services come loaded with advanced template-based
website creation tools whose point-and-click flexibility gives you
complete control over your site. You'll be able to create your
professional site within minutes without knowledge of web design,
HTML and file transfer!
Back To Basics
There are certain basic components that your will need when
starting your internet business. Of course not all internet
business models require each of them, but these are the few basic
components that MOST will need:
1. Domain Name
A domain name is the technical word for a website address. Every
time somebody types in your unique website address, or domain
name, they will find themselves directed to your website, which
will be hosted on your web hosting account. It marries the three
together and lets people find you quickly and easily. Find
yourself a catchy domain name before someone else snatches it up!
2. Web Hosting
The way the Internet works is that there are numerous computers
attached to the phone lines at all times which contain all the
world’s websites. These computers are typically known as
“servers”. If your website remained on your home computer then
every time you switched your computer off or disconnected from the
Internet, nobody would be able to see your website. Therefore you
need to get a web hosting account - which is essentially your
“renting” space on one of these servers to host your website.
There are free hosting and paid hosting available online.
3. Payment Processor
If you're selling something that needs to accept payment, then you
will need to accept credit card payment online, or you are losing
90% of your potential sales. A real-time credit card processing
system will return a positive or negative confirmation of a valid
credit card within 30 seconds or so after a customer input his
credit card details and pressed the “submit” button.
1. Autoresponder System
This is to send out follow up emails to your prospects that did
not buy the first time when they visited your site. The follow-up
emails are actually follow-up killer sales letters giving you many
more chances to sell your product even after they left your site.
You should capture the visitors’ names and email addresses using
subscription form when they first visit your site.
2. E-commerce Package
Forget the hassle of creating an E-commerce website by yourself.
An E-commerce Solution Package can include web hosting, web
builder, shopping cart, discount merchant accounts,
autoresponders, ad tracking, affiliate program, automatic digital
product delivery, marketing and promotion tools, etc. You can
build a professional, automated, money-making website in minutes
rather than hours. No more juggling multiple services or software!
Marketing And Promotion
You have identified your niche, set up your sales site and you are
good to go. Now comes the crucial part - promoting your site! This
could be a full-time career option for most people. Either you can
learn to do this yourself or you can have an expert do it for you.
Begin by submitting your site to major search engines such as
Google, Yahoo, Dmoz, etc. You also need to optimize your site
using profitable keywords and keyword-rich content. There are lots
more online and offline business promotion strategies such as e-zine,
advertising, link exchange etc, which you will want to explore to
build online presence, generate traffic flow and boost your sales