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How To Build A Good Long Term Internet Business

Dec 23, 2007
Amongst all the hype on the net about how to get rich overnight with a simple website, it's easy to get a little jaded. Many people try their hand at internet marketing, waver around a bit and never get the results they're looking for.

This article is going to show you proven methods for building a hugely successful online business that you can implement immediately. Once you see know the simple tactics, nothing will stand in your way. So, here it is:

The first step in starting an online business is finding the right niche. I could write an ebook on this alone. Basically, what makes a niche lucrative is a variety of factors. There needs to be a market for products in it, meaning enough people need to be searching on the net for it and willing to spend money on it. Also, a niche can't be too competitive, or else you will blend in with all the other websites.

Secondly is finding a product and promoting it through a website. Here, you have the choice of creating the product yourself or finding an affiliate product. Both can be lucrative and each has its pros and cons. Affiliate products are quicker, easier and less hassle. With your own products, you have more control over testing, and you keep all the profits.

Thirdly, getting traffic to your site. Having an awesome site with the best converting sales copy in the world will make you ZERO unless you have traffic flowing to your site. You can get traffic from a variety of means. Here are a few:

* Organic search engine results (When your site has a high enough ranking, it will begin showing up on search engine results naturally as people type in the keywords it's optimized for. This is free traffic)

* Pay Per Click (Google, MSN, Yahoo!, all have PPC programs where you display ads on search results and pay every time someone clicks on them)

* Article marketing (promoting articles to ezines and including backlinks to your site in the signature box)

Lastly, developing a back end system. Second to building a converting website and making sales from it, is having a strong back end system in place. This is simply a system that allows you to market to people who have opted in to your list and your list of people who have bought from you.

You want to capture as many names as you can off your website. This will allow you to market to the same people over and over again, getting the most out of each person who comes to your site. It is easier to sell to someone who has already bought from you in the past. Having a backend will give you the maximum profit from your website.

Follow the above process and repeat, and repeat, and repeat. One website you create may bring in $300 a month, another $700 a month, and another maybe $2500. The trick is to persist and test everything you do. Follow that advice and it will be impossible for you to lose
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