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4 Simple Steps To Jumpstart Your Internet Business

Posted on : 20-04-2012 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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Nobody can guarantee your online business success except yourself.   Over night get rich quick scheme simply does not exist but there are ways for you to shortcut the process of building your first online business to become profitable in matter of weeks.

Even though the statistic is very grim in the sense that over ninety five percent of web based business fail to make any profit, it is actually a big advantage for you because you can easily dominate any niche market and bring in huge income by executing four simple steps.

Step 1: Make The First Move (Take Action)
As the saying goes, the first step is always the hardest. Nothing gets done if you don’t take the first step. Half the battle is won when you make the first move. Many people either don’t start at all, or try to get started and give up as quickly as they take the first action because they could not achieve the dream of becoming a millionaire in a week. That’s really crazy but it’s the truth if you care to think about it.

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5 Powerful Tips To Internet Marketing Success

Posted on : 22-12-2011 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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Over ninety five percent of online business fails within the 1st five years. It is not by luck or chance for those who make it through and thrive to become multimillionaires. Your chances of success with any online business that you choose to be in depends on having the right mindset and executing the right strategy and techniques.


Here are five powerful tips that you should consider to improve your Internet Marketing success.

Manage your online activities and keep to a schedule.
One of the main challenges pertaining to running a home-based online business is that of time management. Quite often  many people admittedly including myself will spend more time surfing  sites such as YouTube and etc instead of focusing on what’s important to our online business.

For instance, sometimes it took me twice as long to write an article for posting even though I knew deep down inside I could get it done much sooner. The reason is because I get distracted easily by other sites and my mind starts to wonder into other interesting websites.

You need to exercise self discipline and adhere to strict tight deadline for each specific tasks that you are doing. In other words organize your life and online activities so that you get the most important and urgent tasks done at the soonest opportunity.  You need to stay the course and have schedules to prevent yourself from side tracking to other unimportant things.

Know your subject and understand how things works from inside out
You don’t need to be a master and expert in Internet technology to make money online. You can even start a successful e-commerce site even if you do not know how to build a website. That goes without saying because there are  software  tools available which automates pretty much everything.

A car driver may not need to know the inner working details of the engine but it is good and essential that he knows how to check the brake oil, jump start the car, change the tyre and etc. You never know when such skills will comes in handy in times of emergency.

Likewise it is important and essential for you to have basic understanding of say HTML (hyper text mark up language) and knowledge on how to upload and download a file to your site using file transfer protocol (FTP) and etc. Learn as much as you can and don’t have the wrong notion that there is absolutely no need to learn just because there are automated tools to get the job done.

Use the right tools
Use the most appropriate and suitable tools for working towards your end. That does not imply you have to use the latest tools but it helps in some way as Internet technology and marketing landscape change quickly. Some older software  tools, strategies and techniques  may become obsolete or not as effective down the road.

Don’t try to be a complete cheapo and rely on just free tools to get the job done.  As with any other real business, you need to invest some capital to build up your online business. You should reinvest some of the profits  back into your business. Invest in software tools and information that improves your productivity!

Do not reinvent the wheel.
Don’t waste your time to try to reinvent the wheel. Use the wheel instead, make it more better and  powerful. For instance, you don’t need to create a super product that is out of this world.  Find out a product or service that sells well and do further market research to know what’s lacking and customer wishlist.  Join relevant discussion groups and forums to get to know more about customers expectations of future product enhancements.

Anticipate future needs
Try to predict the future trend with regards to your niche market and develop a unique product that will stand out and make a difference to people’s life.  Do not focus on the outcome on the product in terms of dollars and cents but rather on how the product is going to improve one’s well being.

 

 

 

 

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24 Hours Salesman – Marketing Blog

Posted on : 13-08-2011 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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Can anyone earn a comfortable living through blogging? Is it possible to establish a 24 hour salesman with almost zero operating cost? The answer is certainly a ‘yes’. It is established facts that there are many people who struggle with blogging; over 90% of bloggers hardly earn a single dime but on the other hand when done correctly not only can it enable anyone to earn a profitable income moreover one can build a sustaining profitable business for online as well as offline products and services.

Still doubtful if you can make any money from a blog? Well, do check out this interesting local news of a Singapore diva who makes well over 45K a month through her blogshop. The interesting thing about this lady is that she leverage on the power of blog to promote physical products. Now imagine the opportunity to promote digital information product such as audio, video, software, ebook and etc.

You may wonder what secrets these successful bloggers has that makes them so successful. Well, truth to be told, there are no secrets at all. People buy from whom they trust. Your website or blog must therefore contain and provide information of value to the customer. Be passionate about what you write in your blog.

You must not focus your entire goals solely just on making money online even though it is important. Instead, put your efforts and desire foremost to help others succeed in terms of providing and sharing good information. Zig Ziglar the famous motivational speaker says that you help yourself by helping others first. Good words spreads fast through the Internet, bad reputation and feedback spreads even faster!.

Providing good content is a must but not the only criteria in order to become successful with blogging. Besides good content, you also need to work on promoting and marketing your blog. Getting targeted traffic to your blog is equally important and in that sense, you have to implement the right strategies to attract customers.

What is targeted traffic? Essentially it refers to visitors who are interested in the product or service that you offer or promote in your website. In other words, targeted traffic are visitors that comes to your website not by chance but usually through search engines for the relevant keywords associated with your product or service that you promote.

Targeted traffic is also known as qualified traffic; visitors who knows what they are looking for and who are more responsive and likely to purchase the products that you promote and recommend in your website.

Identify a product or service that is in demand, promote it by driving targeted traffic to your web portal and build a strong relationship with your customer base so that you can continue to sell products to them. Marketing is essential and critical to the success of any business; a marketing blog allows you to do just that, it is a 24 hours salesman and spokesman for your product and service!.


The choice is yours, continue to live the rat race amidst the fear of losing your JOB in today’s global uncertain economic and financial market situation OR to take control of your destiny in building an online business empire.

As the saying goes, he who knows why will have no problem to make a living through online business but he who knows how will have the ability to establish a sustain profitable online business.

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How Scanning Is Related To Web Design

Posted on : 08-07-2011 | By : Zac Anderson | In : Internet_Marketing

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There are a lot of elements that make web designing successful. One of the most essential among those is to remember that websites designed to be scanned has a higher possibility of being successful than those that are not. In this article we will explain what is scanning in relation to web pages design.

When visitors come across a certain website, scanning is the first thing that they do. They scan through the pages and look for something that they need, and when they do not find anything they will straightaway hit back and move on.

Since you cannot make people read, as a web designer you are required to know how to help them to scan successfully.

When visitors scan a particular website page, they do it in certain patterns: the “F pattern” or “E pattern”. As a web designer, when you create your site, scan it the way your visitors will, that is in a broad horizontal strokes. The vital part of this technique is to not to read your text. Just scan the pages in a very relax but fast gaze.

Now after performing the above exercise, try to answer these questions:

1. Do the things you have seen give a clear purpose? 2. What is the first thing that has caught your attention?

To assist you achieve your goal of helping your visitors scan your pages successfully here are the points you can follow:

1. Write meaningful section headers. This facilitates visitors to acquire an instant summary of the pages they are scanning. Think of the insights that will be most applicable and important to the user.

2. Put the most important things above the fold. This is one of the most common error designers make. They are using the above fold for fancy images, banners and logos that do not show anything at all about the true purpose of the site.

3. Put related items together. Do not make people hunt for contents. When you are talking about a certain topic make sure to put things in one place.

4. Use contrasting colors. This is one of the ways on how you can tell visitors what is and what is not related on your page.

5. Use different font sizes. Big fonts are usually being used for section headers or for significant keywords that you would like your visitors to remember.

There you go, all the best to your web designing career for now.

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How To Monetize Your Blog – Even If You Hate Selling

Posted on : 01-01-2011 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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If you are thinking of making money with your blog then you may wonder how best to go about it. Lot of people don’t feel comfortable to ask for sales in their blog but that is exactly what you should do if you wish to monetize your blog. It is easy to sell product through your blog if you know how to do it. You don’t need to do hard selling because such technique won’t work with Internet marketing and any online business.

Can you sell a product online if you hate selling or you don’t think you are cut out to be sales person? The answer is of course you can!. Have it ever occur to you that we do selling all the time? Say for instance, you watched a movie and you like it. Someone you know talks about going for a show and you tell them the movie that you watched recently, how interesting the plot and so and so. That’s is in fact selling!.

Selling becomes hard, really hard if you attempt to sell someone a product that he or she has no need for at the present moment. For instance, what are the chances of selling a hair comb to a guy who is completely bald? The days of shouting and screaming at the top of your voice to try get customers to buy your product is over. What you should be doing is to get qualified customers or targeted prospects to approach you and your task is to promote a product or service that will help customer address their wants or needs.

Don’t go around chasing after customers. Let the customer come to you!. It sounds weird but this is what set the successful online business entrepreneurs and Internet marketers from the majority of those who struggle to keep their business afloat. It is much easier for you to promote a product to someone who don’t need anymore convincing words and who is in the buying mood.

You don’t need to do a lot of selling if your customer already qualified themselves in the sense that they need such a product to address their wants or needs. Your job as a Internet Marketer is try to match the best product or service that will meet the customer requirements. Sometime a customer may not even know for sure what they want specifically so you have to help them by explaining the values and benefits of your product.


Half the battle is won if you are able to get qualified customers to visit your blog or website. Thus the key factor is not so much about selling but rather how to promote your website or blog so that the right customer can find you. This is where search engine optimization is so important. You need to get your website to be rank as high as possible by the search engines. Of course you can also consider using paid traffic such as Pay Per Click (PPC) to get your website rank highly as fast as possible.

In summary, making money from blogging is not hard even if you hate selling. Qualified customers will buy from you if you can promote your product or service in such a way that they can see the benefits and values that directly address their problems. You should post regularly and over time your blog will earn credibility and the customer will consider you an expert in your niche.

You don’t need to do any hard selling once you have establish an authoritative blog in your niche market. You can monetize your blog without doing any hard selling. Of course, you should try to master the art of persuasive soft selling as well as being able to write effective sales copy letter. You will be able to achieve good comfortable income through monetization of your blog if you have a good authoritative blog and persuasive sales copy.

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Control Your Finances: 3 Reasons To Start An Online Business

Posted on : 09-11-2010 | By : Catalin Pahomi | In : Internet_Marketing

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In today’s economy, many people have no choice but to struggle month after month only to find that there isn’t enough money to make ends meet. They know this and often will have very little love for their job. But because a regular nine to five is all they’ve known, people will strengthen themselves and continue the cycle.

This strategy may have worked in the past but in today’s world, there are a wealth of opportunities that make themselves available to those who are looking. The world of online business is one of these opportunities and there are several good reasons to take it up.

Potential Earnings

Because lots of people are on the internet daily, there is a greater earning potential within than at most jobs. A marketing scheme and a product worth investing time into are all that some people have used on their way to increasing their income. E-commerce is not something to take lightly and if you don’t capitalize now, you are in for a world of hurt.

Greater Flexibility

Since working hours are the initial thought when it comes to flexibility that can be addressed first. Yes, working hours are flexible but that’s not the only thing that adjusts easily with online businesses. Consider the scenario where the company is implementing a bad idea into their marketing technique or making changes to the product that will end badly. With internet business, you can change what you’re doing until you’re happy with the money you’re making. Also, the fact that the internet is so adaptable is another one of the reasons why there may be more confidence in believing your business will have constant “going concern”.

Greater Control

As the person in charge of your online business, when anything involving your business takes place, you have final say. If you want to change your hours, you can. If you’re debating the benefits of hiring a few writers, it’s up to you. An online business has many of the advantages owning an offline business has, but you can bypass many of the problems these business owners encounter.

Contrary to what the media has been claiming, the problems in the current economy are only the start of more to come. By embracing the powerful potential within the internet, it is possible to secure both your current and future financial success. Online business is on the verge of becoming an extremely popular way to make money and that trend is only going to continue.

Don’t wait  to get retrench or layoff and then you start to panic. The best time to invest your time and focus on Internet Marketing or any online business is now, not tomorrow or next  year.  Time and tide waits for now man. You have to take full responsibility for your own future path. It is not the government’s job to take care of your financial situation.

No matter what sort of home based business network in which you work, you can locate help and suggestions on the Internet. As a mortgage consultant online marketing helps you to reach the targeted audience who will improve your revenue.

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Why Online Marketing Is Important

Posted on : 26-03-2010 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing

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You may be a housewife, chef, teacher, engineer, student or even a cashier in a supermarket. Regardless, the Internet offers equal opportunities and level playing fields to both big enterprises as well as individuals from all backgrounds to compete in today’s ever expanding lucrative online business.


You don’t have to be an absolute expert in Internet technology, web programming, advertising, copywriting and etc to be successful in online business. After all, there are plenty of Internet marketing tools which free you from nifty gritty details of setting up a website or blog and which allows you to focus on the actual marketing of your product or service.

There is however one particular skill which you must have and be proficient in order to do well in today’s online business. You need to understand the basics of Internet marketing and make use of the best marketing strategy that is inline with the product or service that you are promoting.

Why is that so? You can have the best product or service in the world but if you are unable to market it properly then all your efforts would come to naught. It is interesting to note that we do selling and marketing unconsciously at times.

For instance, you are doing marketing when you tell friends how interesting a movie which you enjoyed watching. You are doing indirect marketing and promotion when you recommend restaurants or place of interest to friends.

Online marketing involves a great deal of work. It encompasses the use of search engine optimization (SEO), e-mail marketing, social media, none paid and paid advertising method such as pay per click and etc. It is worthwhile that you give a thought to online marketing schemes and reconstructing your online marketing solutions to best meet your customer requirements and expectations.

Always make it a point to focus on maximizing visits and conversions coming in from both paid and none paid (organic searches) to your website. If you are new to online business or you are in shoestring tight budget then it is best for you to avoid paid advertising for the start.

There are many ways to improve organic search traffic to your website. You could focus on article submission, provide updated fresh and good contents in your website, join relevant forums and contribute to discussions and etc.

You should do your best to retain existing customers. After all, many survey and research has shown that existing customers are more likely to buy from you. As much as you strive to build up new customer list, you need to provide the best value for money for all your products or services to your local customers.

You also need to have schemes to bring in new customers to build up your customer list. If potential clients or prospects aren’t clicking through to your web page, then you need determine the cause and work to address it. Online marketing should work on both having customers and getting conversions.

Pay attention to and evaluate the title tags and Meta descriptions of competitor’s webpage or blogs carefully. Determine ways to improve your own title tags and Meta descriptions so as to make the description more competitive.

Ensure the contents are consistent with your title tags and Meta tags. Content is one of the most important factors that determine the success of your online marketing strategy. Provide contents that address your customer’s problems.

Your contents should contain more ‘you’ rather than ‘I’ kind of statements. After all the objective of your contents is to reach out and provide solutions to customers wants and needs. Always make it a point to position your self from the customer perspective.

Maximize the success of your online marketing campaigns by studying your metrics report to find which contents or pages are highly visible but are unfortunately producing poor traffic results. Make use of Goggle Analytic to track the performance of your web pages. Goggle Analytic is a free service so make full use of it.

In summary, you can’t ignore online marketing if you are serious about your online business. Yes, you could of course engage third party consultants to do all the online marketing improvements but regardless it is still important for you to know the importance of online marketing. Improving your online marketing is simple so long as you take action and know where to start.

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