Before you think this is actually the last step, I have to tell you that you have so much more to learn. But, this is enough to get you started and it's enough to make money.
You have to get better at everything you do. You have to improve your site. You have to choose better products. Make sure you choose high conversion products. It makes your job so much easier when the products can practically sell themselves.
But, you need to promote. This is where you have to be observant of everything that's going on around you. If you are being advertised to, decide if it's effective. If it is, find out what makes it effective. Then, model it.
But, here's where you can go to get started. Social networking sites have profiles. Never hesitate to mention your business and the URL. Most of the traffic on social networking sites is self-motivated. They look for you. So, make sure it's worth it when you have millions of people crawling social networking sites every day.
Write articles and publish them on EzineArticles, AssociatedContent and Scribd. There are others, but these are the most active and they allow you to syndicate your articles. That means if 1,000 people read your article on the site and then 15 syndicate it, you have no idea how many people are actually reading your article. One newsletter might have 100,000 readers. Your article appears with a byline, so that's where you need your URL.
Create a Squidoo Lens and put up your own blog. RSS feed your blog into your Squidoo Lens and you'll have updated, active information every time you post a new blog entry. Download the wordpress software from wordpress.org and follow the directions. It's the best blog software on the net and you can upload the software so that your blog is right on your site. Say you have a site that is http://sportsequipment.com. You can have a blog at http://sportsequipment.com/blog or some other variation that's all up to you.
Ok, those are the things to get started on now. Every one of those steps are free. So, that's free traffic and a huge profit margin. Then, pay attention to everything you see and try to model what others are doing if you find it effective.
In the meantime, sign up for IncentRewards and find even more great products to promote. It's your business. You need to make it right!
Let's Move On To Step 4 of the Money Making Strategy
Step 4: Publish Your Website
By now, you should have your domain. You have done your homework and today is the day you actually put your business out there for the world to see. But, I can't teach you everything. In this step is where you have to do the learning on your own.
All I have to say is SeaMonkey Project. It's a project of Mozilla and the Mozilla community. SeaMonkey is software that has a browser, an address book, an email, a chat and a composer. The composer is what's going to get you there.
Play around with the free software and you'll be able to design yourself a website. It has click and drop abilities. You can actually work with the html source. You can do anything the big guys do. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you'll just have to download SeaMonkey and see for yourself. It's just like anything else, the more you play the better you get. Remember, you want to design your website with the Composer. With SeaMonkey up and running, it's the 3rd button in on the bottom Left hand side.
Another thing I have to say is FileZilla. It's a file transfer software that allows you to publish your site. SeaMonkey will publish your site too, but I have found FileZilla to be much more efficient. It saves site information for you in a Site Manager. Upload takes about a second and it's a free software too.
So, today you should have your site designed with a banner across the top that you made for yourself in Paint. You can learn how to put a navigation bar down the side. Put your items and item descriptions in the center of the page. And put your website name with Copyright - All Rights Reserved at the bottom. If you put your address and phone number down there too, you become more legitimate. Remember, you are a legitimate business person and you won't get a million phone calls. People who go on your site will be happy just to know that they can get in touch with you if they have to do that.
Tomorrow we learn how to market your site and then you are rolling in the dough. So, get the site up and jumping. You want to be ready for tomorrow.
While you're at it, sign up for another merchant affiliate program Axill. It's just as legitimate as Netshops Affiliates.
You can relax any way you want. You can get a couch or a chair. But, a futon has all the answers. In fact, check out the Elite Mali Flex Futon.
You can sit on it like a couch. Three people can sit on it comfortably. It makes a nice couch for your living room, family room or any other room you want.
You can pull it out from the wall and lay down if you want. It makes a comfortable bed. And you really don't have to do much to convert it from a couch into a bed. You are comfortable in minutes.
But now, what if you just want to lay down for a little while and you don't want to pull it out from the wall? You let the sides down and you can stretch your legs out all the way. Or let only one side down and leave the other. There are so many variations you can enjoy, the Elite Mali Flex Futon is just one of the many interesting varieties of futons.
Great Cash Rewards with an Advanta Platinum Business Card
While you are putting together your business plan, apply for an Advanta Platinum Business Card. You'd be surprised how much a good business credit card can do for you.
One man saw a business opportunity and didn't have the cash to jump for it. But, he pulled out his credit card and was able to make the purchase on the spot with credit.
The idea took off like wildfire and he had made his profit long before his first credit card bill even came. That's what you call a good deal.
There was another time a man wanted to start an internet business. But, his computer was too old. He put everything on his card and bought the top of the line. Then, he financed the entire business with his card. He's making over $200,000 a year and he's doing great. He still has the card. It's sentimental to him now.
Taking potential business partners out to dinner. Buying gifts for potential clients. There are many reasons to use your Advanta Platinum business card.
First, you'll get all the variations of a keyword that you can possibly think of using. For instance, a run on "Sports" will produce such keyword variations as cbs sports, sports games, sport shop, ea sports...etc.
Second, the keyword tool shows you how many relevant searches have been conducted for your keywords as well as advertiser competition.
To keep your domain optimized, play around with your keywords and try to put them in your domain name in some interesting way. "Cash Surfers" is a perfect example. It's interesting and it has our keyword in it.
Go Daddy will actually try to help you with this stage. If you pick a domain that is already taken, they will give you suggestions for similar domain choices. So when you have your domain name, purchase the domain and hosting.
By now, you should have applied for your affiliate membership at Netshops Affiliate. That was the first step we talked about on Wednesday. If you haven't, then do it while you're doing this step.
Visit Netshops Affiliate and look around. This is step two.
As part of your game plan, you want to have a theme!
Netshops Affiliate has so many products to choose from that you need to get some kind of theme in your head. You are so close to having your own business, so get a theme together.
What do I mean by that?
Well, let's start with a vague idea and then narrow it down. If you look through all of the products you can sell through Netshops Affiliate, you'll find that they have everything from furniture to sporting equipment and automotive supplies to pet care products. Figure out what type of product line you would like to have.
Here's a few hints:
Pick something you like. If possible, something you have a passion about.
Pick 3 or more items closely related. You're not trying to create an online Walmart. They already have that one. You're only trying to create your own business. Small and manageable.
Remember, you're not selling in the traditional sense. You don't have to have a knack for selling. In fact, I'm going to show you the difference and how to be good at this strategy as opposed to selling in the traditional sense.
But first, let's just discuss that there is a difference between selling and what we're doing. Selling in the traditional sense is like door to door or the showroom floor type salesperson. The car salesperson. The shoe salesperson. You are not this person.
You will learn how to drive traffic and generate sales without having to know anything about selling. But for now, get that affiliate membership going and figure out your theme.
Making Money online isn't difficult if you know how to do it right!
I'm going to give you a formula for making money online. A tried and true method for making money online. Actually, it's the normal way. No scams. No quick hit and run ideas. This is selling goods for others because they are more than happy to pay you to sell their stuff.
That's right. You can sell products that belong to other people and make a great deal of money doing it. I'm sure you've heard of affiliate programs. Well, affiliate programs are legitimate opportunities that you can take advantage of to make yourself a great deal of money.
The formula will come in a matter of days so keep an eye on this blog. I'm going to give you a step by step system over a series of blogs. But, I want to give everyone the chance to do the first step before we move to the next. Trust me, by the end of next week you'll be in business for yourself and you'll be able to make it work.
What will my system cover?
It will cover where to go to find quality affiliate programs.
Then, it will cover what to do once you find the products that you want to sell.
How to market.
How to display.
Much, Much, More...
Step No. 1: Finding quality affiliate programs is as easy as going to Netshops Affiliate. You'll find furniture, games and office supplies among many other things that you can learn to market and sell for yourself. They'll give you 15% of everything you sell. That's a good profit for not having to do anything other than market their products and generate sales. You don't have to keep inventory or do door to door sales. It's easy to sell someone else's stuff. So, let's get started.
Sign up for your affiliate membership now and come back to learn the rest of the system that makes you money online!