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The Newbie's Guide To Starting A Business On The Internet

Aug 17, 2007
In anything isn't there always a starting point? I know that most people would love to zoom straight to guru or expert status make a fortune and bypass all of the initial steps and prerequisites necessary to starting a credible internet business. Fortunately it doesn't work that way.

Doesn't a baby crawl before it walks? Walks before it runs? If you are new to the internet, you have to begin with the basics and invest time in those initial steps to build a solid foundation. This will ensure long term success.

The first step in establishing a credible Internet business is creating a business plan. A business plan supplies you with a blueprint of succeeding in your internet business. The plan provides you with the direction of your company and is a guidepost for your employees too that's if you plan on having employees.

The primary job of a business owner is to manage and run a business. The term manage implies the task of planning and execution. The process of business planning helps reduce risks. Entrepreneurship is often the ability to build a business by taking calculated risks.

If you are putting your life savings on the line, endangering your family's stability and borrowing other people's money, it is your responsibility as a business owner to not take risks but only calculated risk. The business planning process does not guarantee success but surely decreases the odds of failure.

Step number two. Decide on a winning name for your business.

A business name doesn't have to be short but it should be snappy. You want a name that's memorable and is going to encapsulate what your business does for marketing purposes. You need a business name that's easy for your customers to remember and good for business promotion too. This formula should also be used when creating a domain name for your online identity.

Step number three. Develop a strategic plan

Developing a strategic plan is an essential part of your success. Not only will it assist you in visualizing your strategy, but it will also give you an organized approach to achieving your goals. Without a solid plan of action, you won't have any direction. You'll travel in circles and never reach your goals.

Strategic planning consists of you establishing the objectives of your internet business. Your objectives will consist of a description of the products or services you will be promoting to the online marketplace as well as an overall marketing plan.

Your marketing plan should consist of the following:

Identifying your target market. If the product or service doesn't have a market, you definitely won't be successful. You must identify who your customers will be to determine whether or not there will be an interest in what you're offering.

How do you plan to advertise? Although setting up a web site is an essential part of your advertising plan, it is only the first step. You must develop an advertising plan that will drive a continuous stream of targeted traffic to your web site. Developing a strategic plan will provide you with a road map to achieving your dreams. Plan each step very carefully and fully research your options. Plan your work then work your plan and you'll be well on your way to achieving your goals.
About the Author
Omar Johnson is the creator of the homestudy course "How To Make Money On The Internet While You Are Asleep" for more information visit Make Profits Easy.
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