Finally, at long last a blueprint for internet business success. There are five secrets to creating wealth online. If you will follow these simple rules you can not only succeed where others have failed but you can create generational wealth from your own online business which will benefit your family in years to come.
Rule 1: Select a product or service that has broad market appeal!
It will do you no good to have a monopoly in a certain market niche if you don't have enough customers to stay in business. In other words your product or service must be attractive to a vast number of customers. You are aiming for a wide customer base not a select few. Notice also that the above rule says “product or service". You can have one or the other or preferably both.
Rule 2: Make sure you have a webpage!
The advent of the internet has resulted in many online business to replace bricks and mortar. You've got to have an appealing webpage or at least your own lead capture page. There are several ways to go about creating a webpage. You can build your own webpage or you can outsource it. There are some good sites out there now which are not expensive or you can check out some of the hosting companies. You might be able to skip this step if you join a business which already has a webpage but you would then need a lead capture page which links to the company's website. It is not nearly as expensive to create your webpage as it was in the past but you must have one.
Rule 3: Limit your expenses!
Hey, wait a minute. Didn't I just tell you in the last paragraph that you had a to have a website and that costs money? Correct, but it need not be expensive. Too many people dive in to their own new business and don't watch over their expenses. They soon find themselves drowning in debt and wonder why their business is not profitable. You must have a handle on all expenses in your new business. An internet business will provide opportunities to save money in many areas that a traditional brick and mortar business can't. Just think about salaries for salespeople, rent, workers compensation insurance, and marketing in an online business as opposed to a traditional business. And, speaking of marketing, that brings us to the next secret.
Rule 4: Develop a good marketing plan!
The internet offers many opportunities to develop a good marketing plan while saving money as you do so. Traffic generation is the key here. It is true that a lot of successful internet marketers do spend money on such things as pay per click advertising but it is not necessary in order to be successful. Especially when starting a new business you want to take advantage of the many methods of marketing online which are free or very inexpensive. You may want to look at blogging, writing articles or coming up with your own e-book. It is a trial and error process and you have to find what works for you. Once your business starts bringing in the big bucks, then you can afford to spend a little money on paid advertising. Now, finally we come to the last secret.
Rule 5: Increase revenues with affiliate marketing!
Any good investment advisor will preach to you about the wisdom of diversifying your holdings among different asset classes. The same principle holds true about the revenues for your internet business. Why limit yourself to just one income stream in your business? If you choose really good affiliate partners you can successfully market other site's products and services in addition to your own and make a lot of money in referral or affiliate commissions. And the best part is there is no limit to the number of sites with which you can practice affiliate marketing. This is the greatest secret to creating wealth online.
In sum, if you are considering the plunge into becoming an online entrepreneur adhere to the five secrets above. Creating your own website or lead capture page is a must, as is offering a product or service which has very broad market appeal. Do not forget to limit your expenses. It is critical in any business endeavor to pinch pennies in the begnning. What about the marketing plan? This is one of the most important aspects of your business. Any internet marketer worth his salt will tell you that you must develop a good marketing plan. Remember you may have to try a number of different internet marketing methods before you find what works best for you. And, I saved the best for last: increase revenues with affiliate marketing. I cannot overstress this point enough. So, follow the secrets and you'll be on your way to creating your own wealth online.
Billy Anderson III, JD, MBA, has started and run a number of successful businesses. As an entrepreneur he is among the top income earners on the internet and enjoys helping others. For more information please visit http://www.createwealthwithbilly.com