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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

HOW TO START AN ONLINE BUSINESS ~ Four-Step Strategy for a quick results!

It goes without saying that anyone with a computer, can make a lot of money,
working from home or anywhere! Just do a simple Internet search for “online business,
or “work from home business opportunity,” and you’ll be almost overwhelmed
with the search-results! 

A major fact to consider when choosing a marketing niche,
is that shopping is exclusively relaxing and therapeutic because of its

That’s why I choose the retail shopping niche! You can start your own business with ease. 

First, I spent one day setting everything up, 
Next, I read and learned marketing strategies.
Third step, I made connections, 
And Finally, I started seeing the cash! 

I’m retired, and work full-time. So, your success depends on You, your work ethic,
and the time you have to invest in building your business. But either way, you are
the CEO of your own business, and once you actually get started, it can only get easier,
continue to grow and get better. Right?

So, let’s get started!
STEP 1: Choose a marketing platform. I use Shopify.
This software platform has a free ‘school’, called the Shopify Academy,
that teaches you everything you need to know, from setting up your store,
to choosing products and adding copy for your ads, to marketing your business,
SEO Optimization, to networking via a community forum. But there are many such
platforms. Do your research... Etsy, Amazon, Ebay, Salesforce, the list goes on and on. 

Whatever you choose to use, be sure you are provided adequate,
regular, personal access to support & help. That will
save you both time and aggravation! 

STEP 2: Learn your marketing software.
Take a day, or 2, or even a week or 2, to just click on every, single button
in your software dashboard, or main home page.
This is essential, and will save you tons of time in future-use of the software,
when adding products, updating information, and processing orders. Basically,
getting familiar with “your office” gets you paid a lot faster in the long-run.
This is why I suggest doing this step before anything else!

STEP 3:  Set up & “stock” your store,  Add products.
Use descriptions that help potential buyers know the value of purchasing your product,
instead of buying it elsewhere. What makes your product different or better?
How will it improve or change the potential-buyers’ life?
Use enticing, exciting, easy-to-understand, most important -- accurate words! (Never use misleading or inaccurate descriptions in your ads.)

Make sure your photos are professional-looking.
The platform software should provide your best help for this step.
Shopify provides users with “Apps” that automatically connect to your store’s software,
helping you choose quality products, share with partner-sites, and
help with email-marketing and even promotion of  your products.

STEP 4: Tell the world you’re open for business! Advertise. Advertise. Advertise. Advertise. Advertise.
You get the picture!

^The important thing is to GET STARTED.
As you read and learn, begin to implement the strategies as you go.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes...that’s how to learn!
And don’t be shy about talking about your business to others.
For family and friends, you simply want them to be aware of your endeavor.

For strangers, you want to offer them assistance or help that will improve their lives
or give them something they, wealth, good-feelings are usually on the top
of the list. But do your research. Search the latest and hottest trends,

and follow the “bread crumbs!”

Friday, April 8, 2011

Learn to Use Your Time Wisely to make Money

Learn to use your time wisely if you want to make money, whether working online or offline.

It's easy to get side-tracked when you work from home. So before you go off with your friends or family on an errand, think about it. Consider if you are going to profit from taking the time to go on that errand.

Set times for errands and time for profit-earning tasks. Establish a schedule and stick to it!

Learn to say "No," in a nice, polite way, and help your family and friends to understand that you have to work to make money, although you may be self-employed.

If you are working in an office, discipline yourself to complete tasks before taking that much-deserved break. Even if your boss is "bossy," IMPRESS the boss with your work-ethic. In the long run, YOU are the one who will benefit. Make written notes of the tasks you complete without taking a break, and when, and if, you decide to leave that employment, you will be able to refer back to your written notes and actually document those "break-sacrifices" in a cover letter that accompanies your Resume, indicating how you saved the company money and increased their productivity!

Remember, you will make more money faster if you always use your time wisely. Don't let others "waste" your time with idle chit-chat when there is a task at-hand. The old cliche that "time is money" is a true statement whether you work online or offline!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Instructional Guide For Small Business

Want to have people work for you and customers searching for you? Get the tools and instruction you need to succeed in any business venture.

Want to be your own boss? Want to start your own company? Want to have people work for you and customers searching for you? Then, an instructional guide for a small business would definitely serve you well!
Before starting out on your exciting adventure to become a successful entrepreneur, you have to “go to school” to learn what to do and what not to do in order to invest wisely, make money and hold on to the money you make, so that you will see a profit in the minimal amount of time.

Wise investment and Large Profits all sound great. But it’s not that simple. There are a lot of pitfalls that wreck the average company in the first year. But you can avoid these traps and mistakes with the right business education and instructional guide.

Here are the basic steps to getting an Instructional Guide for your small business venture:
1.       When you choose a product or service that you want to market, find someone who is marketing a similar product or service and “adopt” that person as your mentor. A book that I read recently suggested that you actually give that person a call. It is often the case that this person may already be a millionaire, and contacting them directly will be a challenge. But as your first assignment in “school”, be assertive and confident, and go for it. Try your best and use your creativity to reach this person directly and let them know that you admire their work and would like to model their success. Then, boldly as them for advice!
2.       Read and research everything you can about your product or service and the types of people who will be using it. Get to know your market and target them with your ads. What problems or difficulties will your product or service eliminate? How will it benefit or improve their lives?
3.       Build your marketing or advertising campaign around the solution or benefit that your product or service provides.
4.       Read self-help and self-development literature to improve yourself and build your confidence.
5.       There are hundreds of online articles and programs that serve as an instructional guide for small business. Study and then implement what you’ve learned.

No matter what kind of business you are interested in starting, it’s important to learn and grow and develop and learn some more, and grow more and re-develop to keep your business viable and profitable. Realize that you can always grow smarter and wiser as long as you live, and your business will continue to grow as well.

For an instructional guide for small business, visit

Friday, January 14, 2011

Build A Relationship With Your Niche

If you are looking to market something online it is vital that you build a relationship with your niche. A niche market is a focused targetable portion (subset) of a market. What you’ll want to do is focus on providing a product or service, or solving a problem for a particular group, that is not being addressed in the mainstream.
But the first thing you have to do, is build a relationship with your niche.

There are many ways to do this, and it’s not that difficult. Once you know the secret to building a relationship with your targeted niche market, it’s quite easy, and will only take a short period of time, on a regular scheduled basis, to keep things going. (For instance, it will take you about an hour each day, or ½ hour twice a day, or maybe 2 hours every 3 days. But you must be consistent. More about this later...)

Here are some fun and easy ways to build a relationship with your target niche.
·         Join forums. Sign up for forums that discuss the topics that interest you, or forum discussions that have interest in the things you are selling.

·         Create Link Backs on your blog. If you read an article or enter a discussion in a forum that relates to what you have to offer, create a Link Back between that article and your blog. Mention it on your blog, giving it acknowledgment as an article of value, and you have quickly begun to build a relationship with the author!

·         Create an email that you can check regularly, and give this email address to your customers. Let them know that they can contact you for questions and comments on your offer. But make sure you check this email everyday or so, to reply to them! (I mentioned this consistency a few paragraphs back.)

·         Sign up for Google Voice Mail or a toll-free message number, so that customers can leave a message or call you with their concerns. The main line is KEEP IN TOUCH.

·         Make your ad copy enticing and inviting. Remember that Customer Service can come alive on the Internet if you put your personality in your ad copy, reassuring customers that you will provide customer service for them. Take the “fear” and the risk out of doing business online. Offer a risk-free guarantee.

With these easy techniques, you will be able to build a good relationship with you niche, provide them with a helpful, beneficial product or service, and solve some problem with your product or service. That way, You’ll get sales and keep your customers coming back and referring others!

Unlock the code to real lasting success and learn all about building relationships with your niche by visiting  now. 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Article Marketing - A Very Important Marketing Method

Article marketing has become a very important method for directing website visitors to your internet site and receiving the backlinks which are necessary for search engine optimization (SEO). Marketing with articles is just about the essential off page optimization in Search engine optimization. Article promotion can provide your web marketing and advertising endeavors with a much-needed boost by leading a huge number of extra Internet surfers to your web site. Article marketing has the ability to establish you as an expert and present interested shoppers a means to access your online business through links to your web page.

Content articles are a great way to get your organization out there as well as take part in building up a respected quantity of page links so that you can improve your SEO with search engines like Google. With informative content that you have submitted to publishers of e-zines, blogs and internet based newsletters, other folks are able to read your articles and may wish to distribute them on their own sites. Examining your articles for any oversights, like misspellings, and using correct sentence structure and grammar are very important. Your articles can automatically be submitted to more than a thousand different article publication sites.

Search Engines are now not simply judging written content by the keyword and key phrase it is optimized for, BUT they've also been judging the information on the webpage by the kinds of RELATED keywords you are employing. If you cannot create your very own articles or have articles produced specifically for you, there is certainly an additional alternative. SEO written content authors can certainly help promote your website with articles that provide highest possible publicity. Article directories host quite a few diverse content articles, even though many directories narrow their specific niche market by just hosting subject material which consist of unique subject matter, limiting ezine content for article submissions.

Article promotion is just about the essential techniques for pointing visitors to your website and achieving the backlinks which are necessary for search engine optimization (SEO). Websites may be promoted successfully by means of articles. Simply because article distribution websites consist of daily fresh content material Google spiders love them. The site gets a fresh article created on their behalf and you receive an in-pointing link back to your website helping bring you additional internet visitors.

There are plenty of article directory sites you can deliver your post to, but Let me encourage you to publish to directories having a minimum Page Rank of three out of ten (3/10). There are many article publication sites that will let you publish an article on their website in return for up to two backlinks back to your internet site. Most of your top article directories keep information of the page views, hits or visits on each one of the articles they approve for publishing after you deliver them.

There are many other ways of advertising or promoting your websites and you should use as many as time and money permits.

However, if you can only do one then, check the the following links:
My Affiliate Marketing Guide
Article Marketing Method
Herschel Lawhorn - EzineArticles Expert Author

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Selling Yourself On A Budget

Anything YOU have to offer is valuable, because You are unique and different from everybody else on planet Earth. No two people are the same.  You, as an individual, are rare and precious.  Based on this fact, you can sell anything and make money on the Internet, IF, and only If you do it Right.

And now the Internet is Your storefront. You can successfully market anything on the Internet. And I’m not just talking about Ebay. 

There are literally hundreds of websites that will allow you to sell your own stuff! But the key is to know How to Sell. Here are some tips for successful marketing on the internet.

·         Sell Yourself, not your stuff. Everybody likes a bargain and everybody likes to buy something valuable that will make their lives better, easier, and happier. But nobody likes to be sold. Get it? So, when you are trying to sell on a budget, remember to just be yourself and put your personality into your ad copy. Tell your potential buyers how your product or service will make their lives better, easier or happier. Solve a problem for them. Be clever, unique and entertaining.

·         Do your research. So you have something to sell? Before you start to advertise, do a search using your search engine and look at the search RESULTS. How many others are searching for it? Talk to people about your idea and get their feedback. Do you have a market?

·         Look for places to place your ad. Type in the search engine, something like “Free advertising.” You will find that there are a lot of different websites that will allow you to place free advertising. But you have to be consistent. Placing one ad here and there won’t do it. You have to place ads everyday on as many different websites as possible.

·         Forums and Social Networks:  Good places to meet people. You can join a forum for Free, or join two (or 3 or 4 or 5 or more!) Post comments and meet people. Establish relationships. But when you join, be sure to create an impressive “signature”, or profile with a link where forum-members can find your wares. You may want to set up a Free Google Voice Phone Number to post online and create a Google or Yahoo email address just for this purpose.

So, if you are on a budget or don’t have money to spend on expensive advertising campaigns, you can start selling yourself on a budget to make money using whatever you have to sell.

You can sell merchandise as an affiliate of a large company like Ebay, Amazon, or Commission Junction, or you can sell items in your attic, sell your talent, your recipes, your art-work or crafts, or whatever you have to offer. Someone needs or wants what you have to offer.

For more information on Marketing and how to Sell Yourself on a budget and Make a Living, log onto now!