Starting an Online Business

When considering to start your business from home ask, yourself some questions

1. Is the online business I am considering stable?
2. What are my goals for this business?
3. Is there a support system in place?
4. Are there sufficient tools to get me started in my online business?

So lets take a deeper look at each of these questions to get you started in your online business. Question 1 has the business been around for at least a few years and does the product and the marketing seem sound? Are there people with sufficient backgrounds to make it last while you may not be able to get 100% guarantee of the future looking an the past will be a good indicator of how successful you can be at running your online business?

2. What are my goals for this online business? Use the smart system to establish your goals for your online business.
Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Timely
*Who: Who is involved?
*What: What do I want to accomplish?
*Where: Identify a location.
*When: Establish a time frame.
*Which: Identify requirements and constraints.
*Why: Specific reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal.

3. Is there a support system in place? Established an online business and a presence on the internet takes time. Make sure the online business your choosing has people in place to help you close sales, help with establishing your site and getting traffic to that site this will save you time. Without that guidance it can be very frustrating and you will have wasted a lot of time.

4. Are there sufficient tools to get me started in my online business?

Tools to establish your online business can save you frustration and time. You want to be able to use tracking for your ads so you will know what’s working and what’s not. Does the system also allow you to use email ads an autoresponder, splash pages, squeeze pages viral advertising, video marketing.

Lets explore these a little closer.

1 Email ads there should be sufficient written material to mail to your prospects.

2. Autoresponder most people need to see your message at least 5 times before they take action. Does the system your using give you marketing material to follow up with your prospects with a call to action

3. Splash pages/squeeze pages a splash page is basically a fast loading page with a call to action ie. sign up to my mailing list and the squeeze page takes your prospect to the autoresponder. You use a well designed Splash page with some of the benefits of your online business outlined you don’t want to expose people with a long marketing massage a first, just enough to get them to sign up to your list. Give people a reason to join you remember this people tune in to their favorite radio station WIFM.

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4. Viral advertising Just like the cold it’s a message or video that gets passed on from person to person Viral advertising can bring enormous volumes of traffic to a website or blog, and if only one percent of tens of thousands of hits represent really interested customers, even that could effect business remarkably, especially if the virus continues to spread.

5. Video marketing Does your online business use videos video marketing service is an exciting and powerful tool to help convert your website’s visitors into customer. This involves thinking outside of the traditional video box and finding new and innovative ways to attract and retain your audience.

With the right content, online video will boost the number of qualified leads and new sales. The interactive element of video marketing allows your business to fully engage users and ultimately lead to more sales and greater ROI.