Don’t Make These Mistakes When You Launch an Internet Marketing Business

Starting your own internet marketing business is not the same as starting an offline business. You need to be ready for the fact that businesses online operate differently than businesses offline. There are lots of people that love the idea of building an Internet based business and that’s a good thing! Unfortunately, plenty of these same people don’t understand just how much work needs to be done first. If you truly want to earn a living online, you need to keep reading to learn about three common mistakes that you need to avoid making.

Most importantly, make sure that you do not start the wrong internet marketing business. This means that every day the internet changes and there are always new opportunities. What worked for people five years ago aren’t going to have the same success today. You need to go with the flow and design your business model based on what’s working now, and what’s in demand now. In addition to that, any business needs to be started with the goal of earning money instead of just spending money. So, before you jump on to any business model, it is vital that you recognize its suitability (or unsuitability as the case may be). Do some research and interact with other people in that business before you make your decision. Steer clear of marketing methods that aren’t producing results, they are nothing but a waste of time. The goal here is to have a great launch with techniques that will get you results you want. Optimize your site, joint ventures are a great idea, pay per click ads work too but avoid those old methods that won’t work today.

Finally, it is a huge mistake not to learn about your target market. It is almost impossible to launch a business online without understanding anything about your target market. You need to understand your target market inside and out. There is no doubt that you will fail if you don’t put some real effort into learning everything you can about your future customers. You can’t build successful products if you don’t know who you will sell them to.

In conclusion, this article clearly shows you that, if you want to stand out from all of the rest of the competition, your very best chance of doing this is to stay away from the business mistakes that we have talked about here. These are really simple mistakes that you can easily take care of if you create a strong plan of action and actually act on it. Remember, nothing will ever help you more than persistence; that is the real secret to your success. So go ahead and start your internet marketing business and be ready to overcome the hurdles that come your way.

High Ticket Products – 5 Components For Automating High Ticket Product Sales

One of the most important requirements of high ticket marketing is the marketing funnel which helps to build relationship and trust essential for people to make a purchase. When you come to the internet to sell your high ticket products, it becomes possible to automate the whole marketing funnel right from attracting people, giving them information and moving them through the funnel right up to the final sale. Here are the things you need for this automation.

1. Squeeze page: The squeeze page is known variously as the lead capture page. This is the page which helps you to collect email ids of your prospects in order to market them. This is the opening of the marketing funnel. You direct all your prospects to the squeeze page from all your marketing efforts across the internet including article marketing, video marketing, and forum marketing. The squeeze page contains an attractive headline, a list of benefits and an opt-in form preferably with a free offer to entice prospects.

2. Auto-responder: This is the next piece of software you need. In fact the opt-in box on your squeeze page is provided by the auto-responder. This software allows you to send welcome emails and run email campaigns for your prospects. You can compose your messages for as long as a year and set them up in the auto-responder which will religiously send them across to your prospects on the scheduled times. So you can develop a relationship with hundreds and even thousands of prospects without ever talking to them personally.

3. Thank your page: You need this page to acknowledge your prospects willingness to join your email list. This is the page which is shown to him once he submits his email id in the opt-in box. You might want to put in another offer on the thank you page which is a one time offer. It is possible that since the prospect is interested at the moment he might pick it up.

4. Hosting provider: Since you have a squeeze page and a thank you page, you will need a hosting provider to host your pages. This will make your pages available on a domain of your choice like [http://www.yourdomain.com]. Select an appropriate hosting provider depending on your budget and the services offered.

5. Lead generation systems: Finally you need ways to generate free or inexpensive leads which you can send to your squeeze page. This can range from marketing on forums to marketing on eBay and Craigslist.

Once you set up these 5 systems and link them up together, you can virtually run your whole business on auto-pilot.

The Number One Way to Get Free Traffic and Backlinks (Launching Your Website to Google Page One!)

There is a way to get free traffic and backlinks to your website, launching yourself to the first page in Google organic search results within a very short period of time. But it does take some work, there are no free lunches. With that said, if you are very dedicated and take it upon yourself to make it work by setting a goal to employ this method on a consistent basis, you can compete with and surpass the big boys of the web. The playing ground does indeed become more level.

You’ve probably heard or read that writing articles is a very effective way to get free targeted traffic to your website. Yes, it is, but that is just the start. Writing articles is great, but it is slow going until you give it some oomph! The conventional method of article writing usually requires pounding them out in large numbers (depending upon the competition for your keywords) to pole vault yourself to where you eventually want to be in search engine rankings. Please don’t be disheartened. Anything worthwhile is worth the effort, and you feel better about it anyway when you reach the top of the mountain. Later in this article I Will get to an amazing discovery I recently made that helped buoy me up and not get discouraged with article writing.

In the meantime, I want to share with you one of the “baby steps” that helped me get to the number one search result on Google’s Local Search. It was quite easy for me to even beat a major competitor for my chosen keywords. In just one day I achieved number one (two or three in some cases) in Google’s Local Search for 3 or 4 quality keywords. I ranked number one for an item that is in huge demand right now all across the country. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Local Search, hurry and familiarize yourself with it!

Why is it important to gain exposure to Local Search? Because Yellow Pages is a museum relic. Oh yes, some people do still use it, but most now turn to exactly where you are right now– the internet! They type in something like “furniture Sacramento” (or wherever they live) to get listings of the most popular furniture stores in their locale. It ain’t alphabetical, baby, it’s dog eat dog, just like the rest of the net, and you getting up there in the Local Search Results can really help you.

How I did this, and how you can too, is quite elementary. But I found that not many people in my niche were doing it. I first signed up for Google Local Business Center. Then I walked through the set up process which is pretty self explanatory (it is free, by the way). I didn’t have a physical location so I got a P.O. Box, which is advised to do by Google if you don’t have a location. The part that not many of my competitors were doing was posting pictures (I bought several from off of the internet that were applicable to my products). I also made a short 6 minute video and put it on YouTube. That was quite easy to do also. I just had a friend teach a simple skill that is helpful and pertinent to my niche. I then downloaded the YouTube video to Google Local Search. Besides all of this, I put the web address of a free E-book I found on the internet into the coupon category, stating the coupon was good for one free and immediately downloadable E-Book pertinent to my niche. Get creative like this, and you’ll find many ways to get you traffic!

I hope this helped you think of things you can do to get you further to your goal of mounting the Google mountain. If you don’t think Local Search will help, think again. And then do the same thing for Yahoo’s version of it. Borrow a camcorder if you have to. I think the biggest thing is overcoming the obstacle of doing something you haven’t done before and think might be hard. You have momentum in not having done it up to this point, but you can change that, take a “baby step,” and the momentum you have started by doing these simple things will really get the ball rolling in the right direction!