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Advancing Your Home Business Online

May 6, 2008
Once you have started your own home based business, it is essential to consistently bring in business. Without customers or clients your business is likely to fail. Advertising online is a great way to bring new customers into your business. There are several steps that you need to take to achieve this and get the ball moving in your direction with little expense or effort on your part.

Whether your business is online or out of your house, you will need to develop a website. This will alert others that you have a business and give pertinent information about your business, your products and your services. Be sure to include all information that a customer might find important, such as hours of operation, an address or a phone number. Check your email frequently too, if your website is set up to allow for emails. The faster you respond, the more clients you are likely to draw in. Your website should include pictures of products and include added information about that product. Be sure to include any warranties that will be included with the products as well. This will keep you from accidentally misleading the client, because it is all out there for them to read. Honesty and full disclosure is the best policy. Remember customer satisfaction is your highest priority and also the best advertising a business can have is satisfied customers referring your your business and services onto others.

Keeping your website new and updated is important also. You do not want others to believe that you are selling a product that you took off of the market months ago. This may cause problems for you and the client if they try to purchase the product and are not able to. Adding new designs or pictures with new font colors can draw in more attention to your site. If a site looks bland and uninteresting, then it is likely that a customer will take a quick look at your page and continue searching for another page that draws in their attention, causing you to lose that sale.

Find new ways to market your website. Try affiliating your website with another site that is related to the products that you sale. This can be done by adding a link from their page to yours, and in return they may ask you to link their site from yours. The more sites that you are linked to, the more potential customers you will have. Adding a link from emails can draw in new customers too. You may find that it is beneficial to print off business cards that include your name, phone number and the website address of your company.

If you are having trouble with these areas, you can always hire someone to maintain and run your website for you. They will require a small fee, but it can be worth it if you do not have the time to work on your own site. They will also know about ways to design your site so that it draws in the most attention and looks more appealing to those who may browse your page.

Copyright Jim Sperlich
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