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How To Make Money Online In 5 Easy Steps

How To Make Money Online

You can make serious money online without spending a fortune. I found the biggest difficulty I faced at first was knowing what to do. Learning how to do it is not difficult – there are many helpful tools for each step of the process.

The secret is to have a plan and never spend more than you can afford.

In this article I’ll show you the plan and suggest some tricks you can use to keep the cost reasonable until you are ready to branch out and build your business up to the next stage.

Step 1. Choose a domain, register it and host it

choosing-domainYour first step is to choose a domain name. See if you can use your own name or, if you have a company already, your company name.

If your name is already taken, try a variation on it. For example, if your name is Joseph Edward Smith, and joesmith and josephsmith are taken, try josephesmith, jedwardsmith – you get the idea!

Several companies allow you to register and host with them. The secret is to find one that gives all the other features you’ll need in the future, while still keeping the cost down.  I find this service gives the best long-term value for money – it allows you to start with a small budget and expand as you need more resources, still without breaking the bank!

Step 2. Blog

Now that you have your domain, you need to put something on it to attract people. First, install WordPress, and then start blogging about a subject that excites you and that you think others will find interesting. Take a look at some other blogs to see design and content ideas that appeal to you.

If you chose a good web hosting company they will supply free training to help you get started.  Take a look at the training we offer to see what can be available to you.  You can even take advantage of this free training without signing up for our web hosting!

Step 3. Get Traffictraffic

Now you have something out there, how do you get people to see it? You need to spread the word to your friends – ask them to critique it. If you’re on Facebook or other social media, put it out there for people to see.

WordPress has some excellent plugins for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – a fancy word for helping Google find you. You can learn about the best ones to use from the WordPress training included in the program I mentioned earlier.

Two other techniques are through free blog syndicates, such as Biz Blogging Buzz and articles.  If writing articles appeals to you, go here to see how easy it can be!

Step 4. Build a list

You built traffic – now you want to capture their names through a contact form. This is called List Building, and is where you complete the foundation of your business. A good web hosting company will provide you the tools you need for List Building.

You may need to bribe people to sign up. Offer them something worthwhile, and make it clear that you will not spam them or sell their information to others. Your list is the life blood of your business – respect them, and treat them like your own friends.

For more on this subject, see my post on list building for profit.

Step 5. Nourish Your List and Build Sales

You can keep interest going by offering a newsletter service. It doesn’t need to be elaborate, but it does need to be consistent. For example, I have run a newsletter now for a few years where I send out one short e-mail twice a month – you can do it every day, every week or once a month if you like.

moneyThe easiest sales to make are information products. You can start with Private Label Rights products (PLRs) which you can sell or give away as bribes – many of these are free. Make sure you have the right to brand them with your own links.

When ready, you can prepare your own products. Your goal here is to build a Sales Funnel to start earning serious money.

Each of these 5 steps is easy to implement, but they will take a little time to learn. The good news is that when you have done it for one niche, it’s easy to add more. Follow these 5 steps and you will soon be making money online.

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Alan Jenkin

Alan Jenkin has posted to several blogs for a number of years. His subjects include health and fitness, running, personal development and internet marketing. He lives in Texas and has a vacation home in the Caribbean, where his hobbies include boating and scuba diving. He is married to best-selling author Billie Willmon Jenkin.

How to “Get It”

A new runner on one of the groups I belong to asked about how to get started. She had decided to start a running program, and was finding it hard. What advice did anyone have for her?

Whenever we start something new, it’s always hard at first. Think back to when you learned to ride a bicycle: how many times did you fall off before you “got it

A New Economy In Internet Network Marketing

The economy is in poor shape, but it certainly doesn’t mean YOU have to be.  While manufacturing, construction and even banking jobs are harder than ever to come by, internet network marketing is booming!

Imagine yourself 10 or 15 years ago. Perhaps you had the perfect idea for a small business, but didn’t have any kind of advertising budget. Back then you also had to have a place to work from that would drive your overhead through the roof. However, now through internet network marketing, you can make your small business dreams come true with very little overhead! You can work from home marketing your ideas and have access to millions of people through the internet, greatly leveraging your time and efforts!

The truth is, being in a recession spurns ideas and competition. With internet and network marketing at the fingertips of this US economy, it’s easy to see where the next great surge will come from. Ideas that would have been hard to take to market some years ago can now be driven forward at the spearhead of a great online marketing campaign. And the great thing about this is it isn’t like having a yard sale. Not only can you sell your products to people in your region or country, but you can sell your ideas worldwide!

Another great thing about internet network marketing is you can be involved even while you have a day job. You don’t have to drive anywhere. You just come home from your day job, hop on the computer and start working on your objectives for your online MLM business. Eventually, you’ll be making a great supplemental income. You couldn’t ask for a better Plan B!

Network marketing isn’t a big secret. You’ve heard of Avon, right? How about Mary Kay and Tupperware? Those are great examples of network marketing that really took off in the 1960’s. And think about what was going on just prior to these network marketing surges. In the 1950’s the unemployment rate skyrocketed much like it has today. That’s why these network marketing businesses took off. People were tired of companies that couldn’t keep them employed, so they took matters into their own hands.

You can take matters into your own hands too with an MLM business. Today the network marketing world has evolved into something for everyone, with MLM businesses to suit anyone’s personality and interests. Write down the goals and objectives you think you’d need to make your MLM business successful. Build a good business plan and an internet network marketing strategy, and then start putting it into motion.

With just a little thought and a few hours on the computer each day, you can start realizing your small business dreams and enjoy some great supplemental income. Don’t let big companies determine how much money you can make. They are not the key to your happiness. You are!

To read more about what to look for in an MLM business, check out the 4 Principles of Network Marketing.

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