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How To Turn An Online Business Idea Into A Money Making Reality In 5 Easy Steps

Aug 17, 2007
Once you've get that great idea for an internet home business, you will need to make it a reality. All too often, people have great ideas for home businesses and they never act on them! Instead, they stick with their 9 to 5 job, never realizing their full potential. Starting your home business will be easy when you follow these five steps below.

1. Create a Web site

When you want your business to be noticed on the Internet, the first step is to create a web site that promotes the business. Register your domain name and find a web host that you can rely on. Then begin building the site.

Your web site should include an introduction page that tells customers what you are selling, and links to other pages on the site. Make sure these links are working at all times. Links to description pages, ordering pages, shipping pages, article pages, should be clearly marked and large enough for everyone to see. You web site should be easy to understand and easy to navigate.

Update your web site often with new information that customers will find interesting and encouraging. The key is to provide enough product benefits so that your customers will keep buying from you.

2. Advertise, Advertise, Advertise

Now that you have a web site that features products and services that you are selling, you will need to advertise on the Internet in order to bring in the customers. There are many ways for you to advertise your business - search engines, web sites, blogs, databases, newsletters, email, and other forums.

If you have a friend who also has an internet home business, swap links and post them on your web sites! This is a great way to help each other out.

The cost of advertising online is low. You will be able to reach many different types of people by advertising in specific and in general markets. After a few months, you will be able to target specific groups of people and narrow your advertising.

3. Online research

If your product or service is geared toward specific groups of people, you will want to know where these people are on the Internet. You can conduct research in a few ways:

- Ask for customer feedback
- Keep track of where web hits are coming from
- Conduct an email campaign
- Look for similar web sites
- Start a newsletter

This research will provide you insight as to who your strongest customer base is, where they like to surf on the Internet, how often they buy from your site, and what they look for when buying online.

4. Offer more

To keep your internet home business from dying, it is important to offer as much as you can to your customers so they will keep buying from you. Write an ebook, start a blog, create a newsletter. These personal touches will make customers feel special and they will want to remain loyal.

5. Keep adding to your product list

Create a new products page and update it any time you have a new product to offer. Send email to those who want to receive updates about your web site. This will also promote sales.
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