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Work Smart Instead Of Working Hard For Your Online Business!

Aug 18, 2007
Not sure where to start when it comes to building an online business? You are certainly not alone!

To help you wade through some of the information I've spoken with several online marketers who are already earning a full time income online. They shared with me some great tips that every newbie needs to keep in mind if they hope to succeed with their online business.

- Add a personal touch. A lot of people who start in online marketing assume that their customers are looking for an autonomous relationship. WRONG! The online companies that provide a personal touch and put humans behind their site, are the ones who see the greatest success.

So don't be afraid to put up your picture, tell people a little about yourself and your family and be approachable and accessible by email or (even better) by phone. All of these personal touches will let potential customers know that there is a real person behind your business and as they get to know and like you they'll feel more comfortable giving you their money.

- Focus on the core of your business, and add the extras later. A lot of new Internet Marketers are so focused on getting their entire business set up before launching that they waste a lot of valuable time. If you're just starting out and plan to use a giveaway report to build your list, get that done first.

Create a simple squeeze page and start getting the word out there about what you're offering. You may not have a plan for exactly what you'll do with the list you build, but at least you'll be building a list while you figure out what comes next. When your first product is done you'll then have a group of interested people to start selling to.

- Gather site stats from day one. If you don't know what your site visitors are doing when they visit your site, it is nearly impossible to make changes to improve it. So from the very first day you put up your web site, be sure you're tracking your visitors. It won't cost you anything and it provides all of the statistics you need to see who is visiting your site, where they came from, how long they stay and what they do while they were there.

- Don't worry about the size of your list. You are better to have a list of 1,000 loyal readers than 10,000 who rarely ever open your emails. After all, if they don't open message from you they can't buy what you are selling. When it comes to building a list, the focus should be on QUALITY over QUANTITY. One of the best ways to do this is to build a list of paying customers.

Even if all you are selling is a $7 report, you'll be able to see who is willing to spend money with you and who is not. Paying customers are significantly more likely to buy again, so having a list like this is worth its weight in gold!

- Clearly define your goals. If you were taking a cross country road trip, you wouldn't set off with no plan on how you were going to get there. The same is true when you are starting an online business! Unless you know where you're going, you'll never get there. So before you jump in with both feet and lots of enthusiasm, take some time to clearly define your short and long term goals.

What do you hope to achieve in the next 3 months? 6 months? 24 months? Print these out and keep them where you can see them every day to keep yourself on track to achieving them.

- Surround yourself with highly effective people. The people around you have a huge influence on your business. If they are supportive, dedicated individuals who are willing to help you work toward your business goals you will be significantly more likely to succeed. Remember, anyone who is not helping your success is hindering it. So cut off contact with those people early on to avoid the distraction they bring.

One of the best ways to succeed is to follow in the footsteps of those who are already successful. These tips were compiled from online marketers who are already earning full time incomes online. Hopefully their insight has given you some techniques you can apply to building your own business.
About the Author
Jo Han Mok is the author of the #1 international business bestseller, The E-Code.
He shares his amazing blueprint for creating million dollar internet businesses
at: http://www.InternetMillionaireBlueprints.com
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