If you are looking to start a successful internet marketing business or you already have one of your own, the following 4 steps will help assure your success. when I say “assure your success” I mean I want you to come right out the gate full bore and do not let up, so from the get go I want your ROI (return on investment) to be as profitable as possible.
Step 1 – Finding your niche. Take your time while picking your niche and look for something that is going to be profitable. The niche you pick should have a good hungry market, there is no point picking a niche that there is no market for. When doing your research for your niche you may want to visit Amazon.com and checkout the best seller list. This should give you a good idea to what is selling and a hot market to get into. You may also want to visit Google trends, you can use this and pick a good trend that you think will last for a little while. Two of the most profitable markets online are the health and make money niche, but these are also the most competitive. If you are just starting out you may want to stay away from these niches and go with something with less competition.
Step 2 – Marketing A Profitable Product. OK now that you got a market or niche picked out for yourself, you are then going to need a product to promote. When looking for a product to promote I usually head to Google’s search and type in my keyword or niche and then affiliate programs. What this will do is bring up all the affiliate programs that are related to that niche and you can signup with them. When picking a offer to promote make sure the commission is worth your time, why promote a low ticket item when you can promote the high ticket item with the same amount of effort? Do not sell your self short, this is your business we are talking about.
step 3 – Get A Hosting Account and a Domain Name. Now that you have a strong niche and a profitable product you are going to want to have a professional website. For that you need two things a domain name and a hosting account. You can get a domain name for $10 for the year and hosting account for $9.95 a month that allows you to have unlimited websites and unlimited bandwidth. The host company I use is hostgator.com and for domain names I use Godaddy.com. At first it may seem like a huge ordeal to set up a website but after a few it will become second nature.
Step 4 – Get A Autoresponder. This next thing you need is the icing on the cake. You need to get a autoresponder for yourself, this is so you can start building a list for your different markets. Two good autoresponders out there are Getresponse.com and Aweber.com this will run you about $20 a month for one these services. I am sure you have heard the term “the money is in the list”. Well that term is 100% true, the money is in the list and it is vital that you start to build one for yourself. You can email your list a newsletter, tips and info to help them. You want to build a good relationship with your list so when you send them a offer or you recommend something to them, they will buy from and continue to buy from you.
Well these are the 4 steps you will want to follow to have a successful internet marketing business, but there is one more part to this formula and that is traffic. With out traffic to your website or your offers you will never make a dime online.