Help! There is just so much to do when you set up your own business!!! How will I ever get this all straight and stay on top of it all? Do these thoughts ever go through your head? All you need is some solid online business tips to guide you back onto your path.
Don’t despair. We have all been there. This is the crucial time when you have to bite your lip and revisualize your dreams. You know, kind of like the moments before a big wedding day. Where you wonder if this is the biggest mistake. Whether you truly are ready. It is just jitters, second thoughts.
Your psyche’s final attempt to breathe and maintain composure. But, if you relaxed, you would realize you spent months, if not years planning carefully, re-evaluating and making sure everything is done right. Deep down you know that this is the most special person in your life and you are doing the right thing.
Well that is the same as business. It was for me. I have thought of nothing but having my own business since I was 12 years old. I went to college to gain a diploma in business management and have researched and taught myself everything I could get my hands on regarding how to properly market and network. It is alot of hard work, sometimes I do have to remind myself that this is truly what I want and I can’t afford to give up or it means giving up on one of my dreams; I would wonder for the rest of my life how it could have been.
Can you really afford to give up? Can you really afford to cheat yourself? Even if you failed at one attempt, you would still have learned valuable lessons to apply for the next proposal. Even like most successful authors, everyone needs a little failure to make a success truly a success to be proud of.
This article helped me out and provides great online business tips for getting started with an autoresponder and building an email list.
Are You About to Begin Your Own Online Business?…Here are a Few Basic
Essentials for Your Success.
Copyright 2005 Sandi Clements
The internet is a place where people are looking for a
quick fix, overnight sensational kind of magic success
which almost never materializes. I say almost because there
is a way to really be successful,… yes on the internet.
It take careful consideration, time and effort. Many times
we expect people to just happen onto our crisp, clean
happy little plot without realizing that unless we have a
real strategic plan in place no one and I mean NO one will
ever even find your little nook let alone hound you with
sales requests. And remember this: No matter what you have
for sale or how much it is in demand, you simply must have
a well thought out plan or nothing going is going to
happen. You have to create a certain kind of presence.
Something they can not only see but a felt presence. Hmm!
How to do this… Well there are a few things that will
really begin to get you noticed! Ahhh yes good ole SPAM.
That will surely get you noticed and kicked off all
reputable websites. NO! There are much better ways.
1: A really well designed, professional looking website in
my opinion is #1 (Your reputation is at stake here.) It
can make or break your online business. If their first
impression is a bad one they may never be back.You need to
think about where you are going to set up your humble abode
(or not so humble.) Nothing much is really free these days
and if you want quality don’t settle for what appears to be
a good FREE website until you have thouroughly checked out
the facts. They do not always display the quality that you
are looking for nor do they have sufficient space to
properly organize what you will want to do with you site.
2: Hosting Service: You need a good, reliable place to host
your website. A plot of land (hosting server) to build your
house (website) on.
3: A reliable source for content (You can either learn to
write which is really rather fun and not as hard as you
might think or use some really well written articles from
article directories. When you become a member of IGR, you
can use their articles as they are, combine parts of
several and create a whole new article and even put your
own name as author as long as you abide by a few simple
rules.(a reputable article directory with great benefits
you can find here: http://www.InfoGoRound.com
4: Opt-in list and Traffic: Oh yes…we have heard it a
thousand times…the $$$ is in the list…that all
important list which begins the flow of “traffic” (No
list…No traffic…No traffic…No sales. It is just that
simple.We must find a way to get a good reliable targeted
list of names of people who are really interested in what
you have to offer. Once you build a good solid opt-in list
better still (double opt-in) meaning that they not only
have shown interst in your newsletter or ezine they have
confirmed again by answering to an email saying yes I do
want to receive this newsletter.) you can then send them
great content and super offers for ever as long as they
stick with your newsletter.
That is why it is so important to give your prospects
excellent content and great information that will help them
solve their problems. They need to feel that you really
care about what they want and be able to trust that you are
not some scam artist out there just taking what you can
without ever giving back.
We need to reach out and give, give and give some more and
it should be of utmost quality. People are tired of every
other email holding out its wretched hand for yet another
dollar. Seemingly cold and unfeeling, just another pitiful
cry for whatever you are willing to fork over for the best
-ever -whatever. They don’t know who you are and you need
to make them feel comfortable and show them they can trust
you. Let every produt you offer leave them with a good warm
feeling about you and your business and you will never lack
for warm and willing to buy customers.
5: Contact: You need at least one good autoresponder which
is an excellent way to get your info to your subscribers in
an orderly and timely fashion. Never make the mistake of
thinking that your customers will remember you if you only
contact them every few weeks or months. They need to hear
from you on a regular basis at least once a week with good,
valuable information that they can benefit from in their
everyday life and a super offer like a free ecourse or
ebook or even a useful digital product once in a while. It
will benefit you much to establish rapport with those whom
you deal with online or off. Once your customers begin to
trust you and your business thru your constant giving them
what they need and want they will become open to your
suggestions and referrals thus in turn giving you what you
need and want.
6: A blog is an excellent way to provide your customers
with information at their fingertips, just a click away.
Keep it fresh and alive by searching out useful info and
writing great interesting articles on a variety of everyday
subjects (not just business…people like to get away from
that once in a while) and update it regularly.You need at
least one good autoresponder (a great time saver) to run
your online business efficiently. Just think what kind of
frenzy you would be in if you had to manually send out all
that great info. Once your list is built to a substantial
number it would be impossible to keep on top of it.
Sandi Clements can help you start your own profitable
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Adding an email list to your business model is essential in building a relationship with your customers or clients. This is one of the best online business tips I ever learned and although starting out was slow as it usually is for everyone, once I started to improve my email messages and paid attention to the needs and wants of my members, I noticed that they really gave back to me by buying my products or trying out the services I recommended could help them.