3 Quick Ways To Start Your Own Online Business In Less Than 2 Hours

The Internet and online business especially are becoming more and more popular in todays world simply because people are starting to see the true benefits of the web, consumers are starting to trust the web more, and more importantly, the start up costs for a online business are next to nothing compared to the offline world of business start ups.  The only set back most people run into when wanting to start one of their own online business is, How and Where to get started.  I did a search under the keyword term “home based business” and the search results returned 497,000,000 results for those keywords alone.

That’s a pretty intimidating number for someone wanting to start their own home based business on the web wouldn’t you say?  These were the same obstacles I was up against when I first ventured into the online world of business.  But I didn’t let that stop me and I hope that won’t stop you either from wanting to start your own online business.  So, I saved you the hassle and put together 3 of the quickest ways for ANYONE(that’s You) to start their own online business with next to no investment required and can get started in less than 2 hours.

Are you ready? I hope so.

Business Model #1. Affiliate Programs.

Affiliate Programs are simply programs set up by the business owner for others to sign up for and promote for the business owner for a agreed upon commission(usually between 10 – 75%).

The great thing about Affiliate marketing is it doesn’t cost you a single penny to get started, you don’t have to worry about refunds or customer service that come with owning your own product.  All you have to worry about is generating the traffic to your affiliate link and collecting your commission cheques.

This is the quickest way to get started online… Period!

Here’s a few Affiliate Directories to give you a start:

Associate Programs – http://www.associateprograms.com

Refer It – http://www.refer-it.com

Oh, and you don’t even need a web site either.  Start with a free WordPress blog and then do some Youtube Videos reviewing the offer.  All free, you have to love the modern world of online business 🙂

Business Model #2. Resell Rights.

Resell Rights are simply products that have already been created and are available to anybody who is willing to pay for the Resell Rights to market them.  The upside to this is you get Ready-To-Go websites with PROVEN sales letters that convert. The best part of all is… you get to keep 100% of the profit.  The draw back is you can’t claim those products as your own. The original creator of the product maintains full rights. You just get to keep all the profits.  Not such a bad trade off wouldn’t you say?

Business Model #3. Private Label Resell Rights.

Private Label Resell Rights are simply products that are ready to be branded with your name to it.  What I mean by that is you get full rights to the product or products and are able to claim them as your own even though you didn’t create them yourself.  This is the fastest way for anyone to start a online business who really doesn’t have any experience or knowledge on how to create their own products.  The other really cool thing about Private Label Resell Rights products is they come with Ready-To-Go websites which then again saves you time and money in having to create them yourself.

Well there you have it, 3 Quick Ways To Start Your Own Online Business In Less Than 2 Hours.

The easiest way to locate any of the above via the search engines is by entering something like this into there search engine web form:  affiliate programs + “what your niche is”  (Note: make sure you use the quotations around what niche you want to target. Very Important!) This will save you time and target your search much better, where as if you were to just enter ‘affiliate programs’ into the search engine web form you would get a gazillion results, leaving you frustrated.

Now, the only thing left for you to do Right NOW is make a decision on what you would really enjoy doing as a business online.  Once you’ve figured that out the only thing left for you to do is put together a… plan for making it happen, because if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail.

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Mobile Advertising For Companies With Small Budgets

When companies are trying to advertise on the cheap one approach that might come to mind is mobile advertising. This type of marketing is great for cross country advertising as well as local advertising. When you compare other forms of media to mobile advertising it is clear that the cost is much less expensive and the retention rate is higher. It also is the form of marketing that has shown the most recent growth. The benefits for mobile marketing are great and offer fantastic visibility and impact along with very high exposure. Mobile advertising, especially when compared to that of other types of advertising includes greater benefits such as the fact that they offer high exposure, they send messages to the consumer that are consistently reinforced, it can be as targeted as you want it to be. This could be narrowed down to an area as small as a zip code. Think about it, mobile advertising covers a much bigger territory than stationary billboards.

When you think about the potential exposure that mobile marketing brings, it truly is amazing however you have to use this form of marketing in various channels. Mobile advertising is used in the form of vinyl magnetic signs to giant billboards that busses are wrapped in. Semi trucks that travel cross country are also used for mobile marketing, especially for big companies that want nationwide exposure. Consider the auto racing industry and how much advertisement they offer, that too is a form of mobile advertising. Statistics have proven that most people do read the advertisements that are on any type of vehicle, consumers also find these types of advertisements to be favorable, and many also say that they would strongly consider a purchase based on these advertisements.
Other types of advertising which include newspaper print advertisements, spot TV, magazine, radio, billboards, and mobile advertisements all have very different price tags on them in regards to cost per thousand with a half page newspaper advertisement running about $20 cost per thousand and mobile advertising is under $1 cost per thousand. That is quite a difference in price and can be just as effective. Mobile advertising is relatively newer but is also become very sophisticated and will continue to grow as an effective vehicle for advertising on the cheap. And as you have discovered, this type of advertising has its advantages. For one, mobile advertising can not be ignored, it is an in your face approach to marketing. You can not throw this away and there is no way that you can not notice it which is what makes it so effective and what makes it so appealing is the cost and the ROI. This is marketing and advertising that generate results. Perhaps this is why it is really creating a marketing buzz and more and more people are using this as part of their marketing and advertising campaigns. The options are endless when it comes to mobile advertising and new ideas are pouring in each and every day that are off the hook but the key is that these ideas are working, and that is what counts.

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7 Secrets To Building Your Online Credibility

In a way, the Internet may be compared to the Wild Wild West. (Where do you think the acronym ‘WWW’ came from?) There is no real central authority that is in charge and many scam artists take full advantage of this. Especially as a small business owner with no large company name behind yours, building credibility in the prospect’s mind becomes crucial.

Here are seven ways to build your online credibility.

1. You may find it beneficial to place your picture (even a mugshot) on your website.

Brick and mortar stores have the advantage since the clerk has a direct face-to-face conversation with the customer. It is therefore easier to connect and form a relationship.

I recently read an interesting thread on a marketing forum message board with several people giving their opinions on the pros and cons of placing your picture on your site. Most of the fears expressed were that people might be turned off by the owner’s ethnicity. Even though this is a real fear I think that the best reaction I read on this point came from an Italian-American small business owner. She said that she would not want to do business with someone who was prejudiced against her anyway, I thought to myself, problem solved!

Your photo helps your visitor to reach across the great chasm of the Internet and touch your customer right from their monitors. Why do you think cellular phone customers are trading in their old phones for the new “talk-to-me-and-see-me-at-the-same-time” models?

2. Provide an audio message in your own voice.

This is closely tied to the former tip. It all has to do with feeling connected and human. We are not computers we just use them. We have emotions and use them to communicate. There is nothing that can communicate emotions like the human voice.

I can still fondly remember those days before my family could afford a television. As children we often listened to those radio dramas. You were there in the center of the action. “The Loooooonee RRRRanger!” the gallop of the horses, the crackle of gunfire, trust me, you were there. You smelled the gunpowder and rode those horses!

What can you use your voice to do? At least it can say, There is a REAL person behind this website. In this our automated age REAL counts.

3. Place your PHYSICAL address and contact information on every page.

Here again you are being transparent and in the open about your identity and how you may be contacted. You have nothing to hide, and you do not intend to take their money and close down your website the next day.

Your address also adds a sense of structure to the very fluid environment of the Internet. It is much like the sign on a brick and mortar store, this is where I’m located. That is why just a post office box number would not suffice.

Can you be reached by fax, landline phone, email, and mobile phone? This information adds to your credibility, not to mention your perceived availability.

4. Do not use a free email or hosting service as your main site.

Tied closely to credibility are the perceptions that you create of your business. Some say that in business image is everything. That may be taking it a little too far but you are NOT who you think you are but what the customer perceives you to be!

If you use a free email service such as hotmail.com what does this say about you? You are so successful but you cannot even afford a paid email service? Most spammers use these free email accounts anyway, that’s another count against you. It may be best to use the account associated with your paid website’s domain. I think that almost all web hosting services provide POP email accounts.

5. Have an ‘About’ page.

When a surfer appears at your site for the first time it is like going on a blind date. The visitor may have heard a little about you and know where to find you but she is practically just window-shopping. The ‘About’ page gives her a good chance to get a quick background check on you. She can then know if you are the one she really wants to build a relationship with.

Information you should place on this page includes:
– a personal and professional biography,
– maybe a photograph of yourself,
– name, address and telephone number,
– your company objectives,
– a comprehensive description of you and your company.

Just knowing this outline of who you are places the visitor at ease and most of the nervous jitter hopefully disappears. Why? She sees you are not afraid to be checked out.

6. Include a ‘Privacy Statement’.

Internet users are becoming more and more sensitive to how their personal information is being used. This makes it almost imperative for you to provide a page with your privacy policy.

General concerns that would have to be addressed are:
*How you use the information that is collected.
*Is the information shared with a third party?
*Let them know how they can opt out of any mailing list they sign up for.
*Why you track their IP address.

7. Use your customer’s unsolicited testimonials and product reviews.

What you say about your product or service is not really taken seriously. I mean what are you expected to say anyway? It’s your product … duh. What carries the greater weight are the opinions of other experts in your field. But what carries the greatest weight is what the customers themselves say.

This means that you can get instant credibility if you present the unsolicited testimonials of your satisfied customers. These testimonials should be accompanied with the email address or website and full name of the customer. The less information you give about the customer who is providing the testimonial the less believable it is. I have had visitors who actually contacted these customers to confirm that the testimonials were real.

So pour on the testimonials, too much is not enough.

There you have it. Use all these strategies to help build your credibility online and see more customers willing to open their wallets and their hearts.

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