Small Internet Business Ideas – Idea #5 : Blog For Money

There are more websites on the internet than the hairs on your head…(until you are bald like me) but then the point is all of them are looking for meaningful content that helps them win more and more readers who are ready to engage. This throws a big opportunity for the people who want to make quick money with just penning down good stuff that would go on websites that reward writers handsomely. just a word of caution if you are a complete newbie to this be patient and learn…don’t just give up without even giving it a proper try.

The advantage of this arrangement is that you don’t have to have a website. So let’s jump in…

  1. iWriter: The biggest advantage of iWriter is that it serves well in either case…if you are just starting or already an advanced writer. The membership is free and you can quickly ascend to make some serious money. I have personally known people who have make a living out of this platform. Some words of caution… that there is a learning curve on what is acceptable on the platform if you are serious read their terms and conditions fully and comply with the rules of the game. Initially you might find the system bit hard on you and payments nominal. But you will soon realise that if you can write what your clients need and able to garner good feedback you quickly move levels up to earn more. Optionally if you are already an advanced writer you can go for the paid version and give yourself a leg up on the earning you make.
  1. com : Blogmutt is for U.S based writes only and will ask for a valid SSN. The good thing about this platform is that it pays you $8 for up to 350 words. Writing assignments are keyword based and they have to be picked up from a queue you have to provide your own title to the posts. Your write-ups are then either selected by the clients or they may request for further edits. Registration is free, followed by a quick English grammar test.Blogmutt works on a points system and the more your content is purchased more points you receive.
  1. Fiverr.com : Fiverr is not just a content platform but allows you to go to market with a range of micro jobs. You can register for free and get paid in the manner you set your offer. The thing I like about this platform is that for starters it’s a great “testing ground” If we limit our discussion to writing for now…You may look at what approach other people are taking to sell their writing gigs and what seems to work best. You can then quickly adapt to the needs of the market and put forward an offer. When you land an order you full fill it in the terms that you set for these orders.
  1. Linkedin Jobs: This is more of a traditional approach but it still works. Linkedin Job boards are great way to land in a writing assignment. Just to mention this will work better if you have had some experience already in writing and can possibly pitch a portfolio to your potential clients. The thing to be noted here is that there are a hundred places you can post your articles for free and share those links with customers if you want…just build some kind of a credible collection of your posts that reflect your area of expertise.
  2. Problogger job Board: This is a well reputed platform in the writing circles. Here you can find very high quality work. The only flipside being that this website is not very newbie friendly and you may end up confused and dejected unable to make sense of what is going on here until you quickly rise on learning curve.
  3. org: This website accepts motivating stories about people who achieved a goal, overcame challenge or learned a helpful lesson through their faith. Guidepost pays you when your post is accepted for publication. Full length stories are expected to be of about 1500 words. The emphasis is to write from a vantage point of the individual who is most effected by the experience.
  4. com: The interesting thing about chickensoup is that it pays you approximately $200 if you work is published. They accept stories about something that happened to you or someone you know as well as poems. The flipside is you may have to wait 1 to 2 years to see your work published in Chicken Soup for the soul series. The other bonus worth mentioning is that you get 10 free copies of the book as bonus.
  5. Clarksworld : “Clarkesworld Magazine is a Hugo, World Fantasy, and British Fantasy Award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine that publishes short stories, interviews, articles and audio fiction.” If you are serious about making a mark in published work as well as make some good money like $500 to $1400 per post this is your bet! The have a 1000 to 1600 word limit and accept science fiction and fantasy for fiction category. They also accept non- fiction that appeals to readers of science fiction, fantasy and horror.
  6. Asimov’s Science Fiction: As you might have guessed Asimov’s is an established name when it comes to science fiction. There pay packet starts with $250 per story and the expect length starting from 1000 words to up to 20.000 words. They also pay you $1 per line for the poetry and expect them to be within 40 lines. You can know more about it by clicking the link above.
  7. Readers Digest: If you know Readers Digest is famous for its readers stories and they are always looking for new stories and content. They pay you $100 per story regardless of the length of the story. If you are regular working on write-ups this is the place your should definitely test out a submission or two.
  8. A List Apart : This website is dedicated to the people who make websites and its always looking for fresh content. They publish 3 types of contents and the pay starts from $200. They seem to be very open minded and clear with what they expect from you and also promptly provide you feedback and necessary assistance unlike many other publishing houses. Click the link above to read more. They provide clear instructions on how to get started with them and I strongly feel this is a place you should not miss.
  9. The Layout : The layout is a website dedicated to WordPress. The Worlds most used content management system. They accept anything word press related and pay you $50 to $150 per post. Again there instructions are pretty easy to follow and they are very positive of working with you on an outcome. This is also a good bet if you are looking at gaining some authority juice in the content management system world.

Allright so much for now on Blogging for money. I strongly recommend you to stick with one method for the start and really learn it in depth. Choose something of your liking as you will have to stay in the game for a bit to really start seeing some result. Also have a look at other methods to making money online by clicking the links below and the most important even before you jump on this bandwagon read “Before You Get Started” for a solid foundation.

Small Internet Business Ideas – Before You Get Started

Small Internet Business Ideas – Idea #1: Become An Affiliate

Small Internet Business Ideas – Idea #2 : Start and e-commerce

Small Internet Business Ideas – Idea #3 : Starting a blog

Small Internet Business Ideas – Idea #4 : Consult, Train, Coach

Small Internet Business Ideas – Idea #4 : Consult, Train, Coach or Mentor

Teaching, mentoring, coaching or Consulting is a great enterprise on the internet which can be done from the comfort of your home without any substantial investment if you want to. This definitely calls for some level of expertise or authority in the given area. Perhaps you already carry a skill or interest area that is in demand…You can always expand on your areas of interest and learn new skills that are in demand if needed and then go and teach them.

This is something very favorable if you are already having a certain level of expertise in a certain area, for example, painting, foreign language, cooking, baking or gardening. On the other hand, if you have been earlier a part of professional services for a corporation or a business house you can always start your own business consulting. Think of law, company affairs, marketing, SEO, Content, or even health and fitness and have your own successful online businesses

Here I am listing some steps to get started as a Consultant, Trainer or Mentor. Please note that this may not be the only way to get started with online home based business ideas. But this is what I recommend based on my experience.

  1. Get your Brand in place: The first step is to think about how you want yourself and your business to be perceived. Have your logo and stationary done accordingly? Communications is always the greatest opportunity to create a perception that is favorable to your brand and brings in more business.
  2. Book a Domain and hosting service: Now it’s time to book a domain and hosting service. If you have already given thought on branding you would just go and register your domain name. (Company name or Your own name) from a service like Bluehost. The plus point with going with them is that you get the domain name free with the hosting service.
  3. Document your offer clearly and concisely on your website: Now it’s time to pitch your product or service clearly and concisely to your audience. Don’t get too fancy here…make things simple to understand and easy for your customers to reach in and discuss to take future steps or just buy your products and services. This is ideally achieved by designing a landing page.
  4. Fix logistics issues: Now fix the logistics issues like- are you planning to have your customer’s book time with you? Or you are planning to just collect their contacts and reach them out yourself. Or you just want them to be on an autoresponder before they are qualified to the offer. Whatever the case may be it has to be tied up with the landing page to create a funnel that works as a system to qualify and capture leads.
    Here you also need to sort out how you will accept payments from your clients and also clearly capture the cancellation and refund policy.
  5. Plan and Execute Services: Now it’s time to deliver the service you promised and this is the moment of truth. It always helps to have tools, templates and techniques worked out in advance so that you execute what you promised in style. This also helps build your perception of a “go to guy” or gal for getting the job done. This is the place and time that will decide your future goodwill and its spread through “word of mouth”

Do Read The Other Small Internet ideas by clicking the links below.

Start a blog to make money

Start and e-commerce store

Become an affiliate

Small Internet Business Ideas – Before You Get Started

Alright so that much for now on Internet small business ideas – Starting your own Consulting training or mentoring service. Again take action don’t just sit there gazing on the screen. Try and fail fast if you have to…there are so many things you can do all by yourself working from home internet business opportunities. If you liked what you read here or otherwise do share, like and comment and ask if you have any questions and I will be glad to answer them. Ciao!

Small Internet Business Ideas – Idea #3 : Starting a blog

Start a blog to make money:Starting a blog isn’t that hard as you might think in fact it’s so simple that you can be up and running in no time. The issue really is not starting a blog…but keeping a blog alive and active. Just like anything else in life it won’t make any progress if you don’t work on it. I have seen many people complaining that their blog sucks and hardly has any traffic forget about monetizing or making real money. Yes, they are right your blog will suck if you will not be motivated to share something new or add value with your content in the target market. These things are simple and pretty basic but most of the people just don’t seem to get it.

Again just like we talked about affiliate marketing and e-commerce store earlier what will ensure success is proper planning and that includes you. Starting a blog and making money is a journey and if you are persistent enough with a clear strategy you can have $ hitting your bank account. Today I will cover the main aspects of setting up a blog and making sure it makes money.

There are more than one ways to set up a blog and monetize it. What I am going to share is not really the only way. Creating a blog is really easy and does not really involve any advanced technical skills like Coding HTML or CSS you can jump into it straight…and here you go 🙂

1. Finalize the platform: As I said there are many ways to set up a blog but the most popular and the one I love is WordPress. I seriously feel it’s a Matt Mullenweg’s gift to mankind. Watch this video below to know more about him and how WordPress came into being.

WordPress has been downloaded more times than you have checked your Facebook feeds and does more than your utility knife when it comes to fighting it out in the trenches of the online world. (Bit of rant there… :)) but you will know what I mean once you start using it.

So why I am I so sold on WordPress and what’s really great about it?
• WordPress is an open source application and that means you can use it for free.
• WordPress has pretty straight forward installation and can be completed within a minute or two.
• There is a whole lot of tribe that supports WordPress if you are a nice guy or gal with a little patience you will find yourself almost invincible with the support your will get.
• You can easily modify look and feel ( a bit of a learning curve there) and get into the foray fast forward. You have all the tools, bells, and whistles easily accessible which are mostly free by the way.
• WordPress is very flexible and has an amazingly high level of functionality. If there is something you think no blog application can do… try WordPress.

Now, remember that we are talking here about a self-hosted blog and that means we will have our own domain name and hosting. This is unlike using Blogger.com or Tumbler.com where you will be assigned a subdomain and extremely restrictive control on your blog backend. Another important thing is that self-hosted blogs demand greater attention from the search engines and bring you immense credibility.

2. Registering a domain name and hosting your blog/website: Finalizing a domain name needs a bit of planning too. The normal thumb rule that has been followed since the “stone age” is to have a domain name in your business or niche name with a keyword in it. Recently with the Pandas, Penguins, and Gorillas let loose by search engines…less and fewer people recommend stuffing your keyword in the domain name (but it still works). I would recommend you to start your first blog in your own name and go through the journey a bit…and then you can always book domains whatever you like.

Booking a Domain Name: I would recommend booking your domain names from Namecheap or even buy hosting with Bluehost and get a domain FREE (They have this promotion running most of the time). Yes, there are hundreds of other places you may do the same…but this is what I generally use for myself and my clients.

3. Installing your blog: Installing your blog is easy you have to just click few buttons as the installer to do the work for you once you hit the install button. If you are using any other host you will still have an installer tool to get this done but just have a different name and steps to do it. All in all this step is very easy but still sometimes it can get tricky if you are looking for a descriptive tutorial on this click here [coming soon]. Also if you are the guy or gal who enjoys doing something new and getting hands dirty try doing it manually. Remember that you have all the WordPress documentation available to you if you ever need help.

4. Customizing your blog: Once your blog is installed its time to customize it to your interest and taste. It has bit of learning curve and you can sign up here to gain access to free tutorials on how to do this quickly[coming soon]

Remember not to waste too much time here… (Talk about the problem with perfectionists) this is something you have to work continuously and you can do it anytime. Remember the most important thing in a blog is content and that’s the reason you created this and that’s what will get you cash coming in when it does. Also, remember at this stage don’t get lured into buying extras or themes and stuff you can always do that later. First, you need to understand what’s going around here :).

5. Making money with your blog: The Brass-tacks really is this and this is where you should be spending your maximum time. Now again there are hundreds of ways to monetize your blog and the ones I share here are not the only ones…But remember one thing that your monetization will always ride on your content and traffic. For this thing to work, you should have things like niche, domain name, reliable hosting, content and monetization strategy working in tandem. Don’t just pick up anything to monetize and just like that don’t just pick up anything to write or make a video. You should have a proper content pipeline (depending on the niche) and monetization strategy that is best suited with content and your blog layout. That being said here are some of the popular techniques blogs are monetized with.
a. Adsense/Chitika
b. Selling other people products as affiliates
c. Selling your own product or service (Like consultation)
d. Blog advertising (Letting other people advertise on your blog)
e. Reviewing/Writing about products and drop shipping them

I presume this provided you the necessary information to get primed up with the idea of starting a blog to make money with your small internet business. If you liked what you read don’t forget to like, share and comment. As always now don’t just sit here and gaze the screen. It’s time for action and you need to do some research on what niche you want to operate. Better I would recommend just going and buying hosting on Bluehost and book a domain in your own name. If you do this right now by clicking this link I am ready to help you with a FREE 30 minute coaching that will “blow your fear of creating content” into pieces and also share with you a fantastic tool and some great techniques that you can use to never run out of valuable content and really enjoy your journey to success. Go Here!

Small Internet Business Ideas – Idea #2 : Start and e-commerce store

Talking of Small Internet business ideas today I am sharing some intricacies about starting and running a online eCommerce store. I assume you read the following before you get cracking with this

  1. Small Internet Business Ideas – Before You Get Started
  2. Small Internet Business Ideas – Idea #1

Start and e-commerce store: Starting an e-commerce store is easy like never before. Drop shipping is the mantra. Drop shipping is a technique that allows you to ship products from the wholesale suppliers to the customer directly at a wholesale price.

The most common question people ask is “why will someone buy products from me if I am just getting started” The key here is retail arbitrage. You want to reach your customers much before your competitors do and convert your customers. Of course, this involves an above average understanding of driving paid traffic to your sales pages.

You have multiple options to jump into e-commerce bandwagon from starting with a managed application like Shopify to building your own e-commerce store on platforms like WordPress or Magento.

Steps to Setting Up an eCommerce store

  1. Finalize on the platform: How will you host your product catalog? do you prefer a ready-made done for you, an end to end application like Shopify or You want to do it on your own domain name and hosting?
    1. If you want to quickly get your feet wet go for Shopify and make your first sale as fast as possible. You will find a real leg up training here.
    2. If you have done pretty neat homework and market research and prefer a brand of your own go the domain and hosting way. WordPress with Woocommerce is a great way to start and the one I prefer for my clients.
  2. Choose your Niche:Choosing your niche to operate is an important step that you should not overlook. You just can’t add random products and start an online store. You need to address a defined customer need, demography and buying pattern. Normally you would like to operate in a niche that is fast picking up and has not matured yet to make enough money from it much before it’s beaten down by competition.
  1. Manually Upload Products or Connect a Product Transfer Plugin for Drop-shipping:You have to option of automatically picking up products from drop shippers and pushing them to your Shopify or Woocommerce store. Once you get taste of adding products in this way you will hate to add products manually.
  1. Reach your audience:Now just because you created your store front customers will not start pouring in overnight. You will have to lay down a proper budget and finalize a traffic method that you want to test and perfect. Start small and target your first sale once you have that repeat that as fast a possible. Once you will have a dozen sales in your pocket you will not just have enough confidence to place higher bets in the game but also ambitiously plan a sales goal and work backward to achieve any targets you lay for yourself.

There more than one ways to reach your audience and you have to pick one method at a time. (Else you will end up with a burnout) Some of the methods are listed below for your reference

  • Print Media
  • PPC (Pay Per Click)
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization
  • Networking/Direct Selling
  • Event Sponsorship

Challenges (Watch Out For These) : Starting an e-commerce store is not really the big deal today. There are hundreds of ways to do that. The whole point is to do with your research, planning, and execution just like any business venture lets quickly look at what are the top 10 things you want to consider when getting in this game.

  • Proper research on aspects of demand, competition, quality and sourcing.
  • Operating in as narrow niche as possible
  • Branding your business optimally; Logo, Trade-name, Trademarks, Domain Name, Brand identity etc.
  • Not completely ignoring SEO but working it on the long term.
  • Great photographs and awesome product descriptions.
  • Launch your business with a proper launch plan.
  • Have a proper shipping strategy worked out?
  • Work and clearly state your policy on returns, refunds, and cancellation.
  • Deploy email marketing and enhance the value of your customers.
  • Multiply your traffic with adding up more and more traffic driving methods.
  • Test and optimize conversions.
  • Generate testimonials and bring in repeat customers

So as you see putting up an online store is a real business but the best part is you can do it right from home. Again if you have read so far don’t delay. Go here and access the FREE 90-day challenge on making your e-commerce store a success.

Small Internet Business Ideas – Idea #1: Become An Affiliate

Before we jump on the idea number one for internet business opportunities I assume you have read the “Small Internet Business Ideas – Before You Get Started” Its important because even before you start with anything you need to know what is required… This shall equip you better on what to expect and be in position to move fast when it comes to learning.

Ok so much for planning things about yourself,,, now lets quickly go to #1 online home based business idea.

  1. Become an affiliate: The easiest way to get busy with your online business opportunities from home is to simply become an affiliate. There are hundreds of affiliate programs available and they come in varied shapes and sizes. here are some you could get your feet wet in no time.
    1. Amazon affiliate program
      Amazon is one of the world’s biggest marketplaces. Many big companies and bloggers prefer amazon affiliate program for ease of use and its effectiveness. Amazon affiliate program is location based and you have to apply for a specific location where your target group is. You can earn up-to 12-15% of the sale amount depending on what you are promoting and programs running from time to time. Its a great way to make big passive income if you are patient with setting up niche websites and driving traffic through SEO. For example you could set up a website on Mobiles or Gadgets and write a review on the top offer available promoting your affiliate link to add substantial extra income.
      How to sign up? Lets say if your target group is in the U.S you should sign up to the Amazon U.S associate program using this link. Like wise if your target group is from Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand or India you need to sign up for affiliate program of that country.
    2. Join a comprehensive course on Affiliate Marketing like Affilorama. You can become a member totally free and you get to learn affiliate marketing starting from the basics. This course is like a quick start which helps you with everything from road-map, necessary and advanced training to tools that can take your business to next level. If you are someone who wants to capitalize the power of leverage and expertise of others than learning everything the hard way on your own Affilorama is the way to go.
    3. Buy the Internet marketing essentials and promote the products as an affiliate. Anyone who wants to make it long term in online internet business will need the bare minimum following. Why not turn this right on his head by buying these products for your business and also promoting them as an affiliate. Notice that you will have much better understanding of these products as you would have already used them for yourself.
      • Domain name and Hosting: As an online business you and your clients will repeatedly need domain names and hosting services. Which you can get from the service providers like Bluehost. They have offers running most of the time where you can get a domain name free with hosting.
      • Keyword Analysis Tool : Keywords are the backbone on any online business and any internet business requires a quality keyword analysis tool like Market Samurai. With this you can strive for higher relevancy, better traffic, low competition and higher commerciality keywords. The best part is you can get started with this tool totally free right here. The paid version helps you with advance SEO tasks like SEO competition analysis, keyword research and promotion.
      • Onpage SEO tool: When you start working on content for your website you will realize the importance of having everything SEO compliant from the word go. A tool like SEO Pressor is the secret behind success in terms of faster monetisation and hands free approach to having multiple blogs in variety of niches. SEO Pressor takes care of the SEO for not just the content you develop on your website but also the entire gamut of LSI, Readability and automated SEO audits across the website.
      • Email Marketing Tool: Developing a email list is often stressed as an lifeblood to any small internet business and that is not far away from the truth. Most of the successful online businesses continuously develop an email list using email marketing applications like Aweber or Getresponse both of them offer a free trial to begin and that really gives you an added advantage to getting used to it without spending any money to get started. This basically involves using a lead magnet to collect email ids of the people interested in a particular offer or niche and them keep them engaged also promoting and making money in the process.
      • Landing page Application: If you get serious about promoting your business or even doing things the right way and transforming yourself from a rookie to an advanced player you will need to have landing pages specific to the offer. Normally a lot of business keep this aside for too late and then realize that they left lot of money on the table. Landing page solutions like Leadpages or Clickfunnels give you superpower of creating landing pages on the fly and serve your market with high degree of professionalism.
      • Link Tracking: Link tracking and masking is a great necessity for your business to reduce risk of running over by domain blacklist or simply keeping a track of clicks received and maintaining a hygiene to promoting offers. An application like Clickmagick goes a long way in not only protecting your interests but also providing your some great tools and training to take affiliate marketing to whole next level.
      • High Ticket Affiliate Offers: Alright so far so good but there is a little secret that not many online businesses will never share with the newbies… To actually multiply your returns and make real money online you need to work with high ticket affiliate programs. These high-ticket affiliate programs can bring in 6 figure income with a single sale and therefore very powerful. They are very easy to set up as most of the support is provided by the operators themselves. Now to get to know more about this kind of program you will have to contact/work with me directly.
        Click here and fill up the information required to learn more about high ticket Affiliate programs.

Alright so that was for the affiliate programs for the start. There are numerous other Small Internet Business Ideas that you can get started immediately. More on that follows…Watch this space for top online business opportunities. I would suggest you put to action as soon as possible what you have read and found here. The biggest enemy of our success is procrastination and self sabotage. So Implement quickly what you have learned so far.

Let me know if this helps you or if you have any questions…I will be glad to help. Leave your comments below.

Small Internet Business Ideas – Before You Get Started

If you have been thinking for long to start a small internet business. I bet you already know the advantages of having a successful online business. Online business gives you the freedom of working from anytime anywhere you want and is your own boss. Not just that they also are easier to setup and run as do not necessarily involve renting offices, managing inventory or even hiring employees. The biggest advantage of small internet business is that you hardly have any limiting factor provided you are all for it.

That being said starting and running an online business is definitely not a cakewalk and involves a careful consideration of multiple factors. But there is no need to get bogged down with that. I am going to post a series of articles that will help you get started online with minimum setbacks. You will get some of the best and practical pointers to online home based business ideas.

But before we get to the crux of matter lets understand that you yourself is the biggest part of the equation that will ultimately bring in success to our endeavors.

Here is a list of aspects you need to know about yourself first… that will help you chart a path to ultimate success in online business.

  1. How good are your interests aligned with your internet business? : Does your business operate in an area that is connected to your hobbies or past skills in any way? What type of a person are you? Would you be comfortable working alone at your home? What many will not tell you is running a business does require long hours and hard work. which you may be able to adjust at a later stage once you hit some level of success. If you are working with something that is to your liking there is a high likelihood that you will stick to it and enjoy doing it.
  2. How much time do you have? : Are you looking at this as a side business venture till you make it a full-time operation? Are you looking at doing this full-time? How many hours are you planning to put into your small internet business? Nothing wrong with doing this full or part-time but you should be clear with how much engagement you plan to call for. If you are not able to keep your minimum hours required your business may not get anywhere at all…
  3. How much money you plan to invest?: Well many would say you “I am only looking at starting a business for free” and I want to alert you here…there is nothing like free when you are working on a business. Your time is money too and you should have a budget in mind as an investment.
  4. Do you have a PC/Laptop and an internet connection? : I know you are thinking about…. what happened to “run your business from your mobile phone…?” right? Again be care full, when starting a business you need to work extensively on varied aspects of your business and we have not yet reached a stage where mobile can replace a laptop.
  5. Do you have a working space or home office?: Yes! in-case you have not identified where you will have your working space at home…you may soon realize you can hardly put any time to work. Think of ad-hoc spaces you have in mind… Working from the drawing room with TV on may not be a good idea…Likewise, if you are babysitting while working side by side look at how you can keep things organized so you can multitask with minimum effort and move in and out with ease from these spaces however close they are.

In the next post I will detail top online business opportunities and we will get cracking with Affiliate marketing. Here I will be giving away some practical inputs for you to get started with online business opportunities from home.

Why Book A Domain Name In Your Name

There are lot of advantages in booking a domain in your own name…No I am not against booking a domain in your business name but there are specific advantages of branding yourself online. And in this article we will look at some of the top ones.

Main Concerns When Booking Domain In Your Name

  1. How will I use it…Will it really help?
  2. How will it help my business?

You must have heard about the saying…

People don’t buy from companies but Individuals

And if you look around that is so true…The probability of your product or service being sold most of the time rests on the effectiveness of touch-point with the customer. Yes you can build a brand in your company name but then you are pitched against the army of brands that are fighting in the market for their recall in customers mind.

Most of the bigger companies and corporations will never brand there company based on an individual as that is seen as a risk for the stakeholders. That actually works in favor of smaller companies and professionals who want to go to market and be identified with the values that they carry as a person. This is particularly easier as you already know your forte. In many cases you would already be in market with your product and service when a person and company name is pitched together the person always wins. (When you have a brand identity)

You might be thinking if all your investment in the company name just went bad 🙂 No that’s not the case…but marketing yourself will have better emotional connect with your customers and people will identify with your product and services better. Once done effectively this transforms you from an individual to an online personality that attracts engagement and is more approachable and interactive.

This is a success formula is easy to understand for professional service providers…Think Consultants, Gym Instructors, Freelances, Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Coaches, Cooks, Carpenters, Plumbers or even attic cleaners.

But notice the interesting thing here, how easy it will be to find clients if you are branded with a skill…I hope you get my point here. Same applies to any product or service and just needs the right pitch.

What is the Right Pitch?

The right pitch for the business owner is different than what is for the company. You as a brand reflect the expertise, the meat and flesh of the skill which invites engagement and effortless customer acquisition without being Salsy at all.

Need help on pitching your own domain name? Just drop me a note here.

Your Hack To Online Biz: Internet Marketing Freedom Workshop

A lot of people struggle to make it a success online and if you have been trying to get started for a while you would know how frustrating it can get. IM Freedom workshop can help you in a great way by demystifying what it really takes, to be a success online.

As with many things in this world there is no one “Certain” way to reach your goals successfully. We all know the value of hard and smart work, many of us are willing to put more working hours into our own online business than we ever put in the day jobs…But to say the least… for many of us out there, success in the online world remains elusive.

Now when someone turns online for making an income he comes across a myriad of options that promise you to make money. In the physical world we keep ourselves busy and seldom know ways of making money other than doing our 9-5 jobs or from those MLM opportunities that our business friends keep pestering us about.

In our back of the mind we also know that it is all about having our own business…but then we know it has its own challenges. Some of them include forming a LLC, renting an office, hiring employees, keeping inventory, fulfilling orders and dealing with pesky customers for customer service. That’s the picture most of us have about owning a business. And it would not be wrong… except that in the recent years things or two have completely changed the way we access and consume information.

You already know the reach of Internet and number of people on mobile phones. Believe it or not there are millions of people searching for information right now, Information that might help them start, grow or transform their businesses. Most of these services come in the form of tools and training that big Consulting, Training and Media companies make millions on every year.

I would say Art of making money is about creating value and making it available to right person at the right time.

So what do we have now…We have people looking for information, We know where they are, Only if we could create value (Product or Service) and put right in front of them…they would be willing to buy.

This is easier said than done you might say…and you are not wrong. But that’s what it is, no matter how much you read research or get coached from the who’s who in business that’s all, that is to it…

The only question unanswered right now, if that’s coming to your mind is if you want to create your own products and services and may be jump in the market to do a test launch. Yes that’s one of the options for sure! Many soloprenuers just rely product launches full time to make a living. Leave alone having a product. But then its a bit of a rough water until you are at-least and intermediate level in internet marketing.

Launching product or service is a 360 degree exercise and there is more to it than what is visible…What if I told you that you could actually get a license to sell some of the best business training courses as if they where your own and you could do that in next 24 hours or so? well you might not believe it but that is exactly what Internet Marketing Freedom or IM Freedom workshop is all about…

IM Freedom workshop is a 2 hour workshop that takes you into the “thick of the matter” you are not promised or shown demo’s you actually look inside a successful business system that has helped hundreds of people start and scale online businesses to 7 figures  and more!

You don’t have to invest in a business that is not tried or tested. With IM workshop you lay hands on the system that has undergone the rigor of continuous testing already and supports you as a full blown business that you own without registering a LLC or Hiring a single staff. We are talking about a business system that has its own phone sales team working for you. You even have a team of coaches that support you and your team as they progress into implementing the lead generation system.

Think about it…if you want to start your business within a week what will you do? Does it make sense to simply get a system that has stood the test of time? A system that’s tested conversions and brings ROI? Would you not like to capitalize on the leanings and expertise of a well oiled wealth generating machine already in motion? or you will rather go and reinvent the wheel?

Ok so I have your attention now you must be thinking how much does this system cost and how soon can I get started? and Guess what? The Internet Marketing Freedom Workshop is totally free. All you got to do is click here and claim your free ticket right now.

As soon as you sign up I shall share more details with you…IM Freedom workshops are scheduled all over the year and all over the world and this might be your chance to claim your free ticket to the nearest location.

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Why you should own a domain in your own name?

Booking a Domain Name

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Why should you own a domain name in your name is a question you will ask sooner or later. A lot of people think that owning a domain name in my business name is much better and keep their own name in last priority. The most common reason for that is generally that people are not sure as to how they will use the domain name or what benefit it will bring in. Some are not just comfortable having there own name for domain.

Truth be told you should not miss a chance and book your own name as domain name and think about how will use it later. There are a plenty of reasons for that and most important being that top level domains are running out if you have not booked your own name as domain now is the time to check if its still available. IF you lucky to have an unusual name you might still have it available. If not you need to look at the next best option like including meet,workwith or know before your name depending on how you are planning to use your domain name.

Here are top 5 reasons why you should book your personal domain.

  1. Personal Branding: The best branding you will ever do is personal branding. There are many reasons for that. You wont realize but there are ways to exploit your own brand for your own good. Including but not limited to promoting your own business, promoting what you stand for, promoting yourself as an Leader, Hobbyist or an Activist.
    Once you develop certain level of clout in the online space in the area of liking you would be in a position to effect general opinion of people following you. You may be able to help them, solve there problem, sell them or promote a product or service to your liking.
    One has to remember that people like to buy from people and its easier to establish your own brand than a company any given day. People like it when its real, When somebody real is behind something in flesh and blood than buying or getting influenced by what is promoted by a company of corporation.
    If you have not noticed just observe how celebrity endorsements or always in demand and they promote the biggest corporations in this world. The reason for that is that the companies behind the brand development are seeking an identity in flesh and blood to stand by with what people can identify with.
    You have an option to do it much easier for yourself. Just in case you are thinking well I am no way a celebrity or Brand and who will be interested to associate with me? Let me tell you it will remain that way until you keep pondering. To establish yourself as an brand booking a domain is just the first step. To truly become a brand and influence people you will have to add value, solve problems and show the path to success.
  2. Potential Business Partners, Employers, Hiring Parties need you: It is known fact that today many people including the hiring managers/customers put a name search particularly if you are into freelancing or a consultancy to see what throws up.
    Your own domain in front of the people who are your business prospects is an immediate authority booster. Many people will interestingly browse through your portfolio, Bio and What you have to say about what you do in full detail.
    Needless to say this immediately strengthens your position in the eyes of prospects if you have taken care to brand yourself in the line of your product or services.
  3. Your information headquarter: You need a information headquarter online that stands up for all the information that you want to pass on to the public domain. This may include your Portfolio, Bio, Products, Services, Recommendations and even image albums to keep it real.
    You wont realize until you begin but if you are someone with a hobby, business or interest you are already sitting on lot of valuable information that people may be willing to access or pay for.
    Once you have your own name as domain it is easy for you to build know, like, trust among your tribe and move forward in your own endeavor.
  4. Personalized email: Well we are all used to having a public free email id. Most of us don’t realize how we can tip things in our favor if we had an email id like yourfirstname@yoursecondname.com or email@firstnamelastname.com instead of having an email id like gmail or mail.com
    A personal email id is a great tool for you to differentiate from the crowd and build an instant repertoire with the person you are interacting with. Every time someone receives an email from your personal id he/she shall unconsciously feel compelled to open and read what you have to say.
    This is almost like the fact that you just cant ignore what your friend has to say about something and you almost always get influenced from what your friends have to say.
    A personal email heightens the sense of talking to someone trusted and gives you a definite advantage over gaining attention and email open rates that you desire.
  5. You can use it as custom domains on web 2 platforms: Now this one is particularly interesting. Did you know that some of the worlds busiest platforms with social capabilities like WordPress, Blogger or Tumblr allow you to host custom domains.
    This is a great advantage as you can have your own custom domain on free hosted blog and a super active community at the same time. This can go a long way promoting yourself and your business for free in most of the cases and you have option of scaling up into payed features when you deem fit.
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How to Build My Business Online – 14 Steps to Success

You might be a person willing to start an online business, already in online business or someone who has a brick and mortar business. In any of the case building online business is of paramount importance as that is what will enable you to reach more customers. Much better if you want to beat time-zones, geography and want that your business tirelessly works for you day and night.
For lot of people money seems to be a limited factor when starting a business or thinking how to build my business. And in a way they are right for they are referring to the investment they would make in terms of setting up the business location, office, store to stock the products or may be delivery vehicles to carry the products to the customers and even employees who shall take care of the things like accounts, sales, marketing and collection of payments.

My question is, is there a way to circumvent all that and start a business? Well that’s what exactly an online business does. You have a website or store where people can check on your product range any time and understand what you are selling or servicing, they can even place an order…and guess what? a logistics carrier will pick up the product from where it is stocked and get it delivered to the customer. Even better if you sell information products…that need no space to store or a delivery vehicle to deliver. You have capability of delivery products right into customers computers or mobile devices right of after they make a payment…any where in the world. That brings us to the most important point.

Idea no 1. Sell an information product.

That being said you might say- Ok great I am ready to build my business but which information product should I chose and where would I get it. My first advice to you is to build your own information product. Think about it, almost everyone has a hobby or a favorite pastime, you might well write a short report or a book on that. It just can be anything under the Sun.

Idea no 2. Build your own information product.

Just in case you still feel you have no hobby or interest worth writing a book, always remember that you can actually sell other peoples products and make money. Sign up for receiving a free report – The Affiliate Marketing Mastermind and some great tips to promote affiliate products.

Idea no 3. Sell other peoples products

When selling other peoples products, you will have to zero in on what to sell and that again calls for something that you have interest in as you will be naturally driven to work on it rather than thinking that it is purely something that is your “job”. This can eventually beat lot of frustration and boredom as you would be excited to learn more on the interests you have and possibly bring in information for people who might be happy to have your support.

Idea no 4. Choose products in your interest area

Choosing a product also includes the consideration that it has a profitable market. And that means the niche should be not just be interesting but have a lot customers who are willing to put money on the table for getting a product.

Idea no 5. Choose a profitable niche

Alright so you have most of the things sorted out now you need a online headquarter. That would mean you need a domain name. The domain name is just like a business name with which people can identify you online. You need to book a domain name that may be branded. You may pick up a domain name that is holding your keyword if possible but don’t be too particular about it. Pick a domain name that may be easily branded than something that looks like a bunch of keywords for domain.

Idea no 6. Pick a Domain name for a Brand

Once you have your domain name that next step is to look for hosting. But worth mentioning that you may buy domain hosting from a service provider like http://www.bluehost.com that also provides you with a free domain. When choosing a hosting plan pick up something basic for the starts. You can always upgrade your plan once ramping up.

Idea no 7. Pickup a basic Hosting plan

Once you have your Domain and Hosting plan in place you are all set to take the grand leap of joining the select group of people who don’t just exist online but also go way beyond in creating content that’s engaging and remarkable. Well and to do just that you have WordPress. You might hear a lot of people saying why WordPress and that to use other CMS or just not use them. The choice is yours…But if you ask me I will go for WordPress eyes closed.

Idea no 8. Install WordPress

Once you install WordPress you would want to customize the look and feel of the website. And be care full of the catch here. You might end up in giving a lifetime on look and feel but that’s not the right thing. Consider this as just a stop. There are more important things you need to do before you really invest good time on look and feel.

Idea no 9. Kick it off with a basic website

The real power of website is about the structural design and visual appeal that should help you get more customers period. Have that as a single aim when investing time on look and feel and the fancy plugins you want to use. Sign up here to get the list of must have plugins that I install on my websites including the ones that are paid and take you miles ahead on SEO and SEM/SMM game.

Idea no 10. Install the “known list” of plugins

Once have reached this step its about putting the “real meat” on the website the Content. if you have brick and mortar setup you might want to look at how you want to use website to your advantage. If you are building a information product business online you may want to communicate that well so that people know what you are about as soon as they land on your webpage.

Idea no 10. Bring on the unique and real content

I know a lot of people among us don’t want to write our own stuff. But I have a suggestion. Do some homework understand what you are selling, what is your USP (Unique Selling Preposition). How are your competitors selling in the market you are. What are they doing differently. At this stage it will greatly help if you will write down yourself the core aspects of your business. Like what is your business in not more that 3 sentences. What is the Business background like when was it established, who are promoters, where is it located, How can someone get in touch with you. Any interesting story/fact you want to share with your customers that will make it interesting,what is your product and how it solves a problem.

This will greatly help you all your Business Details captured and easily shareable with the people who are either interested in your business or helping you develop the content.

Idea no 11. Outsource content development and writing

Congratulations now you have your business online but remember this is a beginning and remember that ” Well begun is half done” Now is the time you set a measure on how you will measure the success of your business. Yes in the beginning its just about how many visitors you get. But one has set realistic targets like number of optins generated every month or number of sales. This shall keep you closely tied to the goals without spending much time on things that are less important.

Idea no 12. Set your goals.

A lot of people never go beyond this point. What we have done so far is just the foundation. Any online business is useless until it has traffic. And a traffic that really converts (buys). Getting traffic is the major part you should involve into your self. The more you learn and spend time on this area more successful and in demand you will be. Traffic is the single most challenge every business faces. There are a lot of hoops you need to cross before you may really understand what works for you. You may keep on buying those $7 products for a lifetime and never actually master a way to generate traffic. For really becoming a traffic ninja you need to learn from the experts and do exactly what they are doing. I recommend you try out The Traffic Academy.

Idea no 13. Get Traffic

Well now you have the machine running. Its time to critically look at how things have shaped up. Where can you start to optimize things. Now is the time to test everything. Look at which pages are most visited. Which pages are the ones that most people are visiting time on. What are people searching when they land on your page. Optimization is a never ending process and you should be looking out for any and everything you need to get more visitors, engage with them, solve their problems and possibly convert and up sell them as much as possible. Over to you…Take action!

14. Improvise and Optimize your online business.