Sunday, January 25, 2009

Proven Guides On How To Make Money Online

Its a well know fact that to make money online many people jump right in before they are properly prepared. You know that to be a rocket scientist, a doctor, a brick layer, a construction worker, an office worker or a teacher there are prerequisites things you must learn before you can be successful. You do not just jump right in unprepared. So the same applies to the internet marketing industry even though there are unsavory people out there who would have you believe its a walk in the park and requires no more than the belief that you can just do it.

Indeed, i will have to admit it is a walk in the park compared to what you have to put up with in the working world punching a clock being a subordinate to someone who does not have your interests in mind, but there are still rules you have to follow and pitfalls you must avoid to actually make internet marketing work for you. Most people will not make any money online and yet there are others who will make more money in one month than most people make in a whole year. Why? My answer begins with the age old chicken or egg question, what comes first the chicken or the egg? Personally i vote for, well never mind, each argument you or i make comes back to the same old conclusion, i have no clue and i do not think many of us do either.

However, one thing i do have a clue about and know for sure is that to make money online you must first have passion for the company products or service of any internet business from which you expect to make money. Passion in this sense that you have researched and like the company and products or services. It is then that you translate that like or passion into the education, excitement and work that usually accompany passion. In fact, i will have to say that many online entrepreneurs are so good at what they do that they ignore passion because they can sell anything. But am concerned about those of you who are not so knowledgeable at working an online business successfully.

Honestly, i am not trying to make anyone believe that passion is the only thing necessary. Because to be successful you must also have a good website, good marketing, widespread advertising, company support, effective keywords etc. Those things are often learned from the company you join but sidestep passion and you reduce your chances for success dramatically. It therefore follows that, if you have no passion for the company and the products and services provided by that company, again, you will not attempt to do the work you are being taught.

Actually, internet marketing work is typically not all that difficult or time consuming but it does take motivation caused by passion to get you off and running with a sustained effort so that you will not stumble. You definitely have a great resource in the internet search engines to search about the internet marketing industry for business opportunities.

Your research should uncover a company that you like and have confidence in. It should be solid, founded on great principles and easy to understand with great products and services that can sell and for which you can have passion. If you do not find it, move on. You can find the right opportunity containing the attributes identified above.

Moreover, comments like, well, that one sounds good and the compensation plan is excellent so i guess i will start that business, does not sound like a decision based on anything near passion. And remember when you hear that an internet guru does that, do not be tempted, because as i said earlier they are experienced and can sell just about anything without being passionate about the company products and services. Of course, its your goal to get to the point where you can sell about anything online. That end skill and goal is a worthy one indeed. But then remember, there are other steps you must make before you step into internet marketing.

If you do not first find the right company products and services to be passionate about, all of those other steps may just cause you a lot of frustration instead of bringing you great success and happiness. Finally, not being passionate about a company products and services that has market proof that it will sell is a pitfall you simply must avoid.

Obinna Heche: LA CA:

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

How To Make Money From Your List

Indeed, there is an old saying that i do not particularly like but one that is applicable here. There is more than one way to kill a rat. The idea is, however, that there is always more than one way to do anything and still produce the desired outcome. Email marketing is one of those things that can be done more that one way and email marketing lists can be used in different ways to achieve the desired results of selling products and services.

The key to successfully selling to your list is to deliver quality information. Selling to your list is best done as a review of a product or service. Your mailing list is a business building tool and should be treated as such. Not everyone who is on your list will buy from you but if they are put off by the fact that you tried to sell something, it is probably a good thing that they have removed themselves.

How often you should email your list will depend on your subject matter and your own testing but one way to easily put in more offers is by giving them more emails with content. To just send sales offer after sales offer to individuals who subscribe to your list does not work. You are sharing something of yourself with your list members and as a result they know you better and trust you more. Building this type of credibility will help you sell more to your list.

Prepare your list for an upcoming product launch or event. You can create some anticipation about an upcoming product launch or a teleseminar or webinar that will be happening in the future. This is known as a presell or up sell. Start by telling your list about the product and begin to tout its advantages. For example, at the very bottom of an email marketing message you might put one bold bullet point about the upcoming product or service.

Your email message will still only cover one product or service, as it should but you can start getting your list prepared for the new product or the new service or an upcoming event. The actual email marketing message for each and every product, service or event that you send should be short, concise, clear and easy to read and act upon. These are the messages that you regularly send to your list.

Use your email marketing newsletters to educate your readers about products and services that you provide. The better informed your customers and potential customers are, the more likely they are to buy or continue to buy from you. Information is a commodity that you can provide for free but that will provide you will more future income. Moreover, a lot of people prefer try to mix their offers into an ezine style email, but the offers just gets lost amongst all that content.

However, should you only deliver sales pitches to your subscribers, after receiving a message or two they will soon unsubscribe or they will simply delete your emails. When you send interesting content, those who receive your emails will actually read them. Once you have readers of your emails, then and only then you can introduce sales offers along with your content. I strongly suggest, that email lists should only be used when you want to take people on a journey or you feel the need to introduce exclusivity and this is exactly how it should be done.

Obinna Heche: Los Angeles - California

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