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Starting A Successful Internet Business

Apr 9, 2008
You have seen the promotions, usually online about you can start a home business absolutely free. Simply register, click on the sign me up button and you can start making money within 10 minutes. Although some of these promotions are becoming more realistic, knowing that precious few will start making money in ten minutes. Now, they claim you can start making money by the end of the day. In most respects, they are not lies. The business can be put in your name almost immediately but how soon you start making money will depend on many factors and in most cases the answer is just short of never.

First of all, be realistic. Who is going to simply hand over the reigns of a successful business to a total stranger for free? That being said, the offers for a free online, home based business are real and in some cases offer the very real possibility that you can make some money. However, as in all things, you get what you pay for and when you are given something free of charge, you can not really complain about how well it works. Before accepting a free business proposal, consider what it will take to bring customers to your specific site. No internet business on this planet can make money without customers and in order to have customers, you have to have traffic.

There are a number of ways to entice traffic to your website, but once they are there, the site is going to have to convince them to spend their money. So, how do you get traffic to your site? You have to pay for it, of course. Email marketing will cost money for a list of current prospects and buying qualified leads is not going to be cheap. While some offer deep discounts on leads, the quality of the leads may be questionable. The return on your investment may be so low to make them worthless and with lead marketing, it is all a numbers game. The more emails you send out the better chance you have of making a sale. However, more leads will cost you more money.

You can work with search engine marketing to make your individual site attractive to search engines, so when a person enters certain criteria into a search engine your site rises to the top of the results list. To have a website optimized for search engines and a top spot on the results pages is not cheap and unless you are an expert in search engine optimization, will not be cheap. Article marketing is another popular method of driving traffic, but unless you are an experienced, and have the time to write your own articles, you will have to pay someone to write them for you.

Finally, you can advertise your website by paying for ads on the internet or in newspapers and in the broadcast media. Essentially, making money on the internet is possible, but a lot will depend on how much you can afford and are willing to pay to market and advertise in order to make money with your free home business.
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