How Do You Build Your Profitable Online Business

Below are 7 ways to build a profitable online business.

1. Focus on building a community.

A community of people who know like and trust you can make you money for a lifetime if you treat them right.

2. Focus on providing value and helping people.

Give and you shall receive – they say. And it’s true – the more you give, the more people will follow you and trust your recommendations because they know you act in their best interest.

3. Focus on building your brand.

A brand is an asset. Once people associate your name with high quality this increases the value of everything you create. People are more inclined to check out what you have just because it comes from you. Also if you decide so in the future you can sell your business as a brand.

4. Focus on selling high quality programs.

This is how you provide even more value to your community. You shouldn’t be ashamed to sell. Because there are programs and products out there that can change a person’s life! And it’s in their best interest to get these products in their hand. You’re helping them by providing them with quality products. The keyword is quality. You should never promote crap products because that will only hurt your reputation and people will lose trust in you.

5. Reinvest your profits into growing your community.

This is how you scale a small business into a big business. Reinvesting your profits is key to your success. Your community is your #1 asset. The bigger your community, the more authority you will have in the marketplace. And the more money you will make because you will have bigger influence and more people ready to buy.

6. Focus on building a high converting sales-funnel.

This is how you make more money with the same amount of traffic. A high converting sales-funnel will allow you to make a lot of money with a small community and ultimately allowing you to grow that community by reinvesting your profits back into your business.

7. There’s only 2 things you should work on in your business: TRAFFIC. And CONVERSIONS. 

So focus on those 2 things.

Every minute you spend working on your business ask yourself this:
Is what I’m doing now going to increase my traffic and influence? Is it going to make me more sales? Is it going to provide some kind of value to my community?

If the answer is no, it means you’re doing the wrong thing! Stop immediately what you’re doing and focus back on the activities that will make you money. For example: creating videos, writing a promo email to your list, finishing your product and gen

Want An Internet Marketing Business

Questions to ask yourself before starting your internet marketing business.

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  1. Why do I want my own internet marketing business? If you have no “why” then you will find this venture very difficult.
  2. What interests, talents, skills and strengths do I have that will assist me in running my new internet business? Write them down list them all and think of ways you can include them in your marketing. Work with people who have similar ideas to yours, you don’t have to do this alone.
  3. What are my strengths and weaknesses? Concentrate on what you are good at, outsource what you struggle with even if it costs money, speculate to accumulate.
  4. What skills do I need to learn to improve on to run my business effectively? Never be afraid to learn new things or ask for help, remember the only silly question is the one never asked.
  5. Do I enjoy challenges? This isn’t just aimed at business but includes everyday life too. Challenges are good for your progression and learning.
  6. Will I be doing work that is meaningful and really interests and excites me? When you do things you enjoy you will concentrate  better, and therefore do a good job, self motivation and enthusiasm is a key part here, get a kick out of what you do in your daily life and business.
  7. Do I really have a money making idea? Many people have ideas, but is it a money making idea? A good internet marketing business idea needs to address a problem, a need, a pain that people are faced with, give them the solution so they will buy from you. Research is vital here to see if you have the right money making idea to give you results.
  8. Who are my ideal target customers? It goes without saying all business needs customers to survive, top businesses know exactly what their customers desires, needs and wants are and how to give them the solution to their problem or search.
  9. Who are my competition? In order to stand out from the crowd you must find out everything possible about the competition indirectly and directly, especially if they are in the same niche as your business.
  10. What can I offer that my competition doesn’t? People buy from people they know, like and trust so you need something that will stand out above the rest. You need to become the market of choice in order to succeed and grow your internet business. You need to set your stall out in a way that you can compliment the competition and not see them as a rival, work with the competition and not against them, at times join forces with them. Compete against yourself only, strive to be the best you can be day by day.
  11. Have I established business goals? Setting goals is a very important part of any business plan, but that is only a small part of the picture, achieving goals is the most important thing. To do this you need to take small steps to accomplish your goals, break them down to make them easier to achieve.
  12. Am I a self starter? When it’s your business you are in control, you have no one to answer to, no one to tell when and how to do things, so perhaps this section should be titled, are you motivated! You need to get things done, having an internet marketing business is not easy there are so many distractions, do something meaningful, something you enjoy and complete the task in hand.

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Internet Marketing & Judo

Are there really similarities between Internet Marketing & Judo?

Ok, I bet I know what you are thinking before you have even read this article. How can there possibly be a connection between Judo (the martial art) and the concept of Internet Marketing. I will try to explain and therefore convince you.
Firstly I would just like to state that I started Judo in 1975 when I was eight years old. I found it hard and not that easy to pick up. I would even sometimes dred going to the dojo every Friday evening, if I hadn’t had my big sister there for support I would surely have given up within the first year. I was encouraged to carry on by her and of course my parents.
Our family motto is, persevere, and that is what I was encouraged to do by my parents, now 35 years on I am a black belt 2nd Dan (2nd Kyu). I go as often as I can these days, just to keep fit and to train others to excel and bring them on with my knowledge of the sport. The main reason though is because I too, have encouraged my two children to take up the art. I help and give advice where ever I can along the way, nothing gives me greater pleasure than to see my teachings and my passion develop others skills.
For those of you who already know me, I am also an Internet Marketer. When I began exploring the world of online income generation I again found it very hard to make waves in the industry, just like many people other do. But the difference here is, I persevered and am slowly becoming part of the illusive 5% who succeed in the online marketing world. Like in my early judo days, I wanted to give up, throw the towel in but I have been encouraged to continue with my dreams.
Now judo, like Internet Marketing is not for everyone. You have to be disciplined, you have to want to participate, you have to have the desire to become a winner, be afraid of nothing (at least don’t show it) and when you take a fall, learn from it. Get-up, shake yourself off and start again. Any form of martial art is a great way to find out exactly who you are as a person. It brings out the real you; it allows you to set yourself goals, just like you guessed it, setting up an Internet Marketing business.

The meaning of Judo is gentleness, softness, suppleness, and even “easy”, depending on its context. The true translation of “ju” is soft method. The soft method is characterized by the indirect application of force to defeat an opponent. More specifically, it is the principle of using one’s opponent’s strength against him or her, and adapting well to changing circumstances. Judo is seen as a means for governing and improving oneself physically, mentally, emotionally and morally.
In order to have a good understanding of the Internet Marketing world, we need to utilize the meanings of judo to establish our business. It is ok to be an aggressive marketer or judo player as long as it is done correctly; the method must justify the end product. If you get that part wrong then you could lose that battle. In business or life, morals are an important and crucial part in the development of having good solid foundations.
The novice will wince at the thought of going up against someone bigger, the more experienced will use the opponents size to their advantage. In business, especially if you are on your own, you will need to study the competition and then find the right time to strike.
So the main similarities between Internet Marketing and Judo are;
1. To achieve success you must first stare failure straight in the face and come out on top.
2. We all make mistakes in any walk of life, but winners learn from them.
3. Never be afraid to climb a mountain, besides if you do not try then how can you expect to reach the top. Perseverance is the key.
4. The bigger the opponent the harder they fall, by this I mean over come your fears. If the opponent or company is bigger than you, use it to your advantage.
5. You need to know your opponents every move. A good marketer will know where and when the time is right to strike, and get that sale or the lead needed and so on.
6. Nothing will be achieved over night, take small poignant steps, life is a learning curve.
7. Self-Discipline is a must, and having the correct mindset along with determination is the key to success both in the dojo and the office.
8. Your life education should never stop. We all start at the bottom of the ladder as a novice, in sport, in work, in life. Believe and you will succeed.
9. Listen to advice and be prepared to take it, all advice is relevant no matter how critical.

Everything in your life starts with you. Self improvement will lead to life improvement. You are the foundation of your life, the decisions that you make, the actions that you take, they are what create your life. If your life is not the way you want it to be then only you can change it. Yes you can get help from other people, but only if you accept their help.
I now not only train but also have a coaching role at my local judo club, this has helped me be able to also show new and established internet marketers how to earn an income from home and in turn be successful.
Remember this today if nothing else; “The road to success is always under construction”.
I wish you all well in whatever field you are in, whether it be as a judo player, a sportsman or an Internet Marketer.

Forum Participation

Being a part of any online marketing business you will know that forum participation is an effective way to grow your down line if you can do the right forum marketing. If you are using forums to build your down line, these two basic things you must do regularly to get hundreds of target audience interested to check you out and then join your team.

 

Regular Participation

Inability to use forum everyday is quite overlooked. Most people think after joining a forum and participating for a few days that people will check them out. But they generate no leads because you must post a lot before anybody will check you out.

For maximum results here is what you should do.

First locate 3-5 forums that are in the network marketing field by searching on Google. By doing this you will get a list of forums to join and participate in.

While doing your search make sure to look for forums which have more than 10000 members and above. This will increase your chance of getting enough traffic that will subsequently pay for the time you have spent on posting.

After this prepare a good signature from your profile settings. Create something that will get everybody’s attention towards you after reading it. However do not overtly try to advertise on your signature, rather be subtle and get the message across. Every little detailing you think will add to your credibility must be added in the profile.

Once you are through with this, introduce yourself to the community. After that make sure you are regular with you postings on the forum. The traffic would not come if you have not posted in the forums regularly for at least 2 weeks.

 

Only Post High Quality Content.

Every day you will encounter new people who will post questions. Try to reply to every post that you have answers to or opinion about. Do this for 5 people (at least) each day on each forum.

You can also ask relevant questions yourself for attracting replies so that many people will notice your signature link.

Sometimes try to write posts which are very informative and has relevance. This will benefit other people in the forum. You must write articles based on your experience. For example: in areas you have been successful in getting traffic or any similar useful tip that would help others to build their business.

Promote Your Online Business

3 Clever Ways To Promote Your Online Business

1. Electronic Catalog Marketing

Create a catalog of products or services in e-book or auto
responder form. Give the catalog away for free to your
web site visitors. Ask other web sites, that aren’t in direct
competition with your business, if they would like to add
their products or services to the catalog. If they do, just ask
that in return they either link to your web site, run your
promotional ad in their e-zine or place your banner ad on
their web site for a set period of time. You could ask them
to also give away the free catalog because you would
already have your ad(s) in the catalog. Since you created
and compiled the catalog place your ad or sponsor ad at the
top or title page of the catalog. This technique will quickly
multiply your advertising.

2. Donate Your Publishing

Donate to libraries. There are thousands of school, college
and local libraries all over the United States and world.
Millions of people visit libraries everyday. Why not donate
your e-mail newsletter to them. You can find a huge list of
libraries on online yellow page web sites. Contact the library
by mail, phone or e-mail. Tell them you would like to donate
a free subscription of your e-mail newsletter. If they accept
find out if they want it sent by mail in print form or by e-mail
so they can print out the newsletter. You could also donate
your books, audio tapes, video’s, booklets, etc. If you have
an e-book you could put it on disk or CD-ROM and donate
it. Just have your business ad included in the material you
donate.

3. Online Community Marketing

Create a popular online discussion board. Reward people
points for every message posted on your discussion board.
Let’s say you reward each person 25 points for each
posting. You could give them a free product or service for
500 points which would add up to 20 postings on your board
from that one person. Just keep track of points for each
person that posts on your message board. This could also
work for e-mail discussion lists. Just post your promotional
ad at the top of your discussion board page. Everyone that
visits your discussion board will see your ad.

Why Run A Facebook Contest

Have you ever wanted to run a Facebook contest or competition? Or even wondered, why would I NEED to!

If you have an online business and are an internet marketer then this simple strategy will increase your following, likes and general brand awareness not just on Facebook but all over the web.

It is an excellent way to gain more subscribers to your lists and more traffic to your websites. Let me explain in the video below.

Facebook Contests are great for business, they can be fun to do and can easily reap rewards in whatever business or industry you are in, online or offline.

What To Market

Ok You have been told how to market, but not shown what to market.

Whether you’re a newbie marketer, an intermediate or even an expert, if you don’t pick the right niche to start with, all your efforts can be in vain. No matter how good you are at marketing, you need to start with the solid foundation of a valuable, profitable niche. Knowing what to market is so important.

Watch this video to discover how you never have to worry about keyword research ever again:

 

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Not just keywords, but whole niches, with all the data you need to be able to get on with dominating that niche straight away!

Allow me to introduce you to a great friend of mine and an all round top Internet Marketer, matt garrett. Matt has re-opened the doors to niche reaper an online software program with loads of very helpful tutorial videos and marketing hints and suggestions in order for you to create the best keywords and much more within your chosen niche.

matt garrett is one of those marketers who’s been around, quietly making money online for over a decade, he doesn’t launch products very often, but when he does, they get attention very quickly!

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Let’s face it; good Keywords are the foundation of your online business, especially when it comes to getting traffic.

The big downside is that doing thorough keyword research is tedious, long-winded and downright BORING!

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You know what I mean, its mind numbing to have to go through the whole process of: –

~ brainstorming a potential market where there are enough searches to make it worth targeting

~ checking the level of competition to decide whether it’s “doable”

~ try and take the competition on, without knowing for sure the real “value” or profitability of the market, or whether it will make you any money.

Sometimes it feels more like blindly “taking a chance”, rather than making a solid, informed business decision!

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