How to Start A Successful Internet Business in 7 Steps

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It’s exciting to think about how much money you can make
online. But if you’re new to online marketing, it can also
be overwhelming to try to figure out which business model
is right for you.

The solution? Keep it simple.

Just follow these seven surefire steps to online profits

Step 1: Choose a Market

But don’t just choose any market – instead, choose a HUNGRY
market. That means you’re looking for a market that is
actively seeking paid solutions to their problems.

Here’s how:

  • Search marketplaces like Amazon.com and Clickbank.com to
    see what types of niches attract eager, proven buyers.
  • Use a keyword tool like WordTracker.com or the free
    Google Keyword Tool to find out what people are searching
    for. You can enter your proposed niche keywords (like “dog
    training”) to see if there is a demand, or enter a broad
    keyword (like “secrets” or “how to”) to uncover new niches.
  • Go to EzineArticles.com and browse the top articles to
    see which niches are popular.

Step 2: Get Your Tools In Place

Once you find a niche that spends money, your next step is
to gather your tools. These include:

Step 3: Select an Offer to Promote

Next, you need to find an affiliate offer that you can
promote to your hungry niche. The best way to do that is to
find out what theyíre already buying and choose a similar
offer.

Simply go to Clickbank.com and browse the relevant niche
category. Those products appearing at the top of the
catalog are your best sellers ñ you should choose a product
near the top of the list.

Just be sure to buy, read and use the product to ensure
that it is, indeed, a good product.

Step 4: Write and Upload a Mini eCourse

Your next step is to create an autoresponder series around
the topic of your product so that you can promote your
offer. Your autoresponder series should be at least 7-12
messages long.

For example:

ï Youíre selling a copywriting product. You can create a
seven-part ecourse on how to write a sales letter. Then
promote the copywriting product in every message.

ï Youíre selling a diet recipe book. You can create a
10-part weight loss course that pitches the recipe book in
every message.

ï Youíre selling a dog training video. You can create a
seven part course that teaches the basic obedience lessons
such as sit, down and stay. In every message you refer your
prospects to the paid video for more information.

Here’s the key: Do NOT solve your prospect’s problems 100%.
You want to provide useful but incomplete information, so
that your prospects need to purchase your affiliate offer
in order to fully solve their problems.

Step 5: Create a Squeeze page

Next, you need to persuade your prospects to subscribe to
your eCourse. You do this by creating a mini sales page
(AKA squeeze page). This page should include:

  • A headline that touts your courseís major benefit (e.g.,
    ìFREE: How to housetrain your puppy in just three easy
    steps!î).
  • A list of the other benefits of your course (e.g.,
    You’ll discover the secrets of turning an unruly,
    rambunctious puppy into a perfect houseguest!î).
  • And a call to action (e.g., Just enter your name and
    email address in the form below now, click join and you’ll
    get instant access to this eye-opening report!î).

You may also provide proof of your claims, such as
testimonials, videos, screenshots, pictures and similar
evidence.

Step 6: Drive Traffic to the Squeeze Page

Next, you need to drive targeted traffic to your squeeze
page so that you can quickly build your list. You can do
this by:

  • Starting a blog and posting articles that are optimized
    for the search engines.
  • Trading links with other high traffic sites in your niche.
  • Being a guest blogger on other peoples’ blogs.
  • Co-promoting with other marketers in your niche
    (e.g., endorsing each other in your newsletters).
  • Submitting articles to EzineArticles.com
    and other article directories.
  • Using social media sites like Squidoo.com, Yahoo! Answers,
    and Facebook.com.
  • Participating on niche forums on in niche blog discussions.

Step 7: Add Messages to Your Autoresponder Series

Once you’re getting traffic, building your list and making
a profit, you can start adding even more messages to your
autoresponder ñ anywhere from a couple monthís worth of
messages to a year or more.

That way youíll make money virtually on autopilot ñ all you
have to do is build your list and let your autoresponder do
all the work!

Summary

Making money online doesnít have to be complicated, not
when you follow these seven easy steps!

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