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Can we really Create a Profitable Online Business?

Aug 18, 2007
Can we really make money out of an online business web page? Can the average guy with a simple home business web age really make more money than he thought possible? The answer to these questions is a resounding yes!

First of all, find something that you are passionate about, something that you are particularly skillful or talented at. This is the starting point of your online business web page. If you are setting up something because you think it will rake in profit, forget it.

Internet aficionados are fickle-minded people. Trends come and go and some of them go out of style so fast, you wont see it if you blink.

Its easier if the idea is of your own. With all likelihood, youll be the only one working out the kinks to your business so it is best if you have some background about it. Try to think about it as setting up a business instead of fixing for a quick buck. After all, we are only talking about the potential of a web page.

Once youve settled chosen what your exceptional skills or talents are, put up your own web page. Some people are great with writing, and therefore create posts and blogs. Some people are into electronic repair, and therefore create web pages wth instructional manuals on various how-to topics.

Some are great with computer games and therefore create sites about games they have played, cheats codes theyve encountered, and such.

Make sure your website is up and running. Test it. Have friends test it. Nothing is worse than a blank screen masquerading as a web page.

Now this is the fun part. Your home business website can now make money by adding banners or banner ads to it. The more banners you have on your page, the more money you receive from the companies who advertise. However, some advertising companies are (naturally) choosy when it comes to web pages. Your home business web page must be of quality content, popular, non-offensive and has a high page ranking among search engines.

One of the most reliable companies for banner advertising is Google. They have a system called Google Adsense program where every visitor of your web page who clicks on their banner is accounted as a hit in their calculation. The more hits you have, the more money they will impart with you. This is a particularly easy way to make money for your home business and your web page because it takes as little as filling out a Google information sheet to get you started.

If you know a bit about html handling, you can even get this your account running within a week. Some blog sites have Google Adsense as well. So if you dont feel particularly confident with your website making skills, you may want to avail the services of blogger (or other blog sites.)

You can still make money from Google Adsense. The wonderful thing about this program is that Google already works with a link corporation which will help increase the traffic in your site.

You can also make more money from your home business web page by accommodating more than one advertising company. There are scores and scores of ad companies who just may want to place their ads on your home business web page. You simply let the world know that your web page is accepting advertising. In many cases, the ad agencies make their presence known, especially if your site is particularly high in page ranking status.

You might be tempted to accept all advertising offers in a bid to make more money. As master of your own page, you can of course do this. But take into consideration your page ranking in search engines and the contents of your web page. Too much, too soon will only destroy all the hard work youve initially done for your home business. Just try not to swamp your page with irrelevant or nasty ads.

Also, if you are accepting ads, other than from Google Adsense, ask and clarify how mode of payment is. It can be a pay per click type of payment, or a weekly / monthly deposit payment scheme, etc. Also, ask about the sizes of the ads. Obviously, you cannot fit more than one banner ad in your home business web page (unless you have a fully functional website with multiple pages) but you can insert ads placed in small boxes and even text ad lines at the bottom of the page.
About the Author
Stephen C Campbell (MBA, MSc, MCIM) is a business consultant who has conducted business throughout Europe, Far East & U.S. He specializes in helping businesses use the new technologies as a part of their business strategies.http://www.onlinebooksellingbusiness.com
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