For anyone who ever tried to make money online, especially beginners and newbies, the internet business actually requires a lot of effort and continuous learning, along with the willingness to pick up new skills and knowledge, and a strong determination to succeed. Such a journey to setup your own successful internet marketing business would take years to build provided you are serious in the first place.
There are basically two important things you’ll need to know in order to setup your first internet business online.
First you’ll need to understand the basic internet tools required for internet marketing.
Second, it’s a matter of knowing and understanding the process of putting all the elements together which is what I’m interested to share with you here in this article.
Over the years, I’ve found out a simple duplication process which I’ve used over and over again to expand my internet businesses. This duplication process can be summarized into the following 13 steps below:
Step 1: Prepare the basic tools you need
At a minimum, you’ll need nine tools:
o A domain name (for example: “http://www.YourDomain.com”)
o A hosting account (to make your website visible to the world)
o A HTML editor (to create your web pages)
o A word processing program (to edit your material)
o A PDF converter (to create downloadable PDF files)
o A graphics software (for editing & creating your graphics)
o An autoresponder service send emails to your opt-in list of subscribers)
o A payment processor (to take credit card payments online)
Some of these tools are free if you know where to get them.
Step 2: Find a promising niche
This is the starting point and it’s crucial that you carefully decide which business niche you would like to target. For example, your niche could be in the home business, weight loss, skin problems, self-improvement, etc. This process may take days or even weeks.
Step 3: Buy & Create your own product
This would be the most important step and to detail out everything here I would have to write a long essay. However, there are four main tasks you’ll need to do here:
1) Find a high-quality “Reprint Rights Product”
2) Evaluate your product
3) Prepare your product
4) Create packages and graphics to promote your product
Step 4: Register your domain name
Once you’ve chosen your product, you’ll need to register your business domain name. A domain name is like a street address on the world wide web. When somebody types “http://www.yourdomain.com” into a web browser, he’ll arrive at your website’s home address.
Step 5: Create your squeeze page
A squeeze page is a web page that has an opt-in form that offers something free in exchange for an email address. The purpose is simply to build a list of subscribers or prospects that you can sell to later. Before you create your squeeze page, you need to decide your USP (unique selling proposition). Ask yourself, “What makes my product so special or different from everybody else who is selling the same thing?”
Step 6: Create your free report
You can create a FREE Report, or a Newsletter, or an eBook which contains some useful information that the customers would want so that they’ll be willing to exchange their email address here. Of course, you need to do some work here.
Step 7: Create your download page
A download page, also known as the thank you page, is where you’ll send people to this page after they have paid for your product via your payment processor. The download page is also a simple process which you can create in a day.
Step 8: Write your sales letter
This can be a difficult process for some people who do not have any writing sales copy skills.
But you can follow 14 steps as a guide:
o Main headline
o Present the problem
o Why should they listen to you?
o Introduce the product
o Benefit bullets
o Why this is such a great deal
o How much?
o Urgency factor
o Ask for the sale
o Yes box
Step 9: Create follow-up emails
Before you start delivering your emails, you’ll have to write them first. This is not as difficult as you think.
You do not have to write 100 messages. Just a few will do, typically 7 to 10 which are called follow-up emails and the content is personally up to you.
Step 10: Setup your autoresponder
An autoresponder is a tool that allows you to send emails and communicate to your opt-in list of subscribers automatically.
Step 11: Add your product to Clickbank
You are required to submit your request to get approval by Clickbank before you’re able to sell your first product there. This may take a few days.
Step 12: Upload all your files to the web server
Here, you’ll need an FTP software to get all your files and pages to your web server for them to be visible to your customers to see. An FTP stand for File transfer Protocol that lets you connect to your web server and upload your files from your computer to that web server.
Step 13: Generate traffic to your website
There are two traffic generation methods: free method and paid method to drive traffic to your website.
It is best you start with free method to confirm that your site is actually getting the right targeted traffic and then you’ll be more confident to use the paid method. For free traffic, the best recommended would be writing articles and submitting them to popular articles directories.
For paid traffic, the most effective would be Google AdWords but this could be expensive. So you’ll need to understand how pay per click marketing works before you apply this method.
I’ve struggled in the internet marketing business for about 3 years and although I do not consider myself an expert, I can say that my never-ending-commitment to keep on mastering just the simple basic internet marketing tools and skills, I was able to make good money online after about 2 years by simply following these 13 steps to DUPLICATE all my businesses online.