It is not a secret and it is not finding the winning lotto ticket. It really does take work and a lot of it. But the one thing that is different about this kind of work is you get to do it for yourself and not some greedy boss that thinks you own him your whole life. So you really want to make money with a home based business? You will be working harder for yourself than you do for the boss at the job. But the rewards are 10 fold more satisfying that the job. Not to mention the money is sweeter and is enjoyed more that slaving at the job with the never enough paycheck.
There are many ways to making money at home but for the sake of this article let us say you start with your own web site. You need to get it in front of people as many as fast as you can to be successful. So how this is done is with the help of the search engines. You must play by their rules to get your web site to be listed. The tools that the search engines use to display your web site are “keywords" they are what people type into the search bar on all the major search engines. Once a match is found from their search a page full of web site information is displayed. You need to have your site in one of the first 10 spots to get any real traffic to your site.
So how does a person get the top rank? He does this by with real work building a high quality content web site. Keyword rich articles and ads with lot of research finding the best converting keywords that are searched on most often. Key words are what drive the internet it is the tool to find anything and everything.
There are a lot of things you will need to learn building an internet business but it is much easier then getting a degree in some area. The rewards are more than worth your time. The one starting point I wish I would have started with was “keywords" and search engine optimization. Place a great ad on a free service on the internet and nothing happens. Place an ad with a hot keyword in it and you get thousands of hits to your web site from all over the world. I would almost think that the powers that be try to keep this piece of information secret. When you look at the ads on the internet almost no one is using keywords in their ads. And most are not getting results and think free advertising on the internet is not worth their time. If they only knew what they were missing and it is only a little thing like keywords.
Another way to get a higher page rank and more traffic is update your content and add more content every day if you can. Every change to your site pings the search engines causing them to pay attention to your site. I know you have heard it before the squeaky wheel gets oiled well it could not be more true with the search engines.
Before you start a home business make sure you are willing to make the commitment to the effort it takes to be successful at it. A very consistent day by day attention is required you will not fail if you do not give up.
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David Nettles lives in South Florida and runs his home-based business part-time. He is also the publisher of http://www.businessathomeincome.com