For the twenty years immediately prior to coming online, I worked as a classroom teacher during the week, and as a residential real estate appraiser and broker during the evenings, weekends, and school vacations. This put me in the unique position of being both an employee of the school district and self-employed in my real estate business. I also believe this helped me to make the transition to working as an entrepreneur on the Internet go much more smoothly. Let’s take a look at these three business models to see how they affect the outcome of your life.As an employee of the Los Angeles public school system, I had little say in what I did on a daily basis in my job. The district trained me in how to present the instructional materials to the students, and it was my job to deliver them in a way that would result in the outcome they wanted to achieve. When the student’s test scores were increasing, that meant that I was doing my job. I am simplifying the process here, but the idea is that an employee follows directions, and has very little say in the day to day activities of the business.In my real estate business I made the decisions regarding the clients I would work for, the hours I worked, and the geographic locations I would serve. Over the years I was able to have some large accounts with lenders and mortgage companies, as well as individuals who owned multiple properties. I was an independent contractor, which meant that I could sever my relationship with anyone at any time. Even though I set my own prices, these always had to be in alignment with the range of prices charged by the tens of thousands of other people who offered an almost identical service as I was offering. New clients found me through referrals of current and past clients, as well as through national and local organizations that I belonged to at any given time.When I came online and began doing business in 2006, I soon realized that being an entrepreneur was very different from anything I had ever been involved in before. The rules of this game are unique in that you must constantly be creating your business and promoting your products and services. Basically this means that nothing happens unless you make it happen. If I want to generate more income I must create new products and services, market existing ones, and keep up with what others are doing within my niche. I love doing this, but it truly is something that I live and breathe throughout each day.Think about what you want for yourself when it comes to running an online business. You must prepare yourself for what is to come so that you can be as successful as possible.
When it comes to starting and running a successful online business there is no error proof method that will take your business from 0 to 10.Starting an online business is not a get rich quick system; you have to actually put in the effort every day in order to get the results you want.With the speed of technology, the internet is ALWAYS changing, and if you were to do your research, the internet industry has made some drastic changes from last year to this year. Every month there are new products to help you increase your traffic, sales and downline and every month there are literally thousands of new internet marketers eager to establish their business online.In this article I am going to teach the FOUNDATION of internet marketing and what you need to do in order to last in this constantly changing industry.Tip 1 – The very first thing that you need to do is figure out what you want to sell because without a product you will not make any sales online. You will need to sell a product that is timeless and can be used over and over again. These are the type of products that will give you longevity and long-term residual income. Affiliate products are great for new internet marketers and I highly recommend that you look into that.Tip 2 – The next thing that you’ll need is a website because without a website where will you send your customers?
Now when it comes to your website pick a service that has great quality hosting and domain names. The key is to find a company that is well established because fly-by-night hosting companies are more likely to go bankrupt and when they go bankrupt, so does your business.Tip 3 – Now in order to get customers to check out your product and your website, you will need to drive consistent traffic to it. There are tons of ways to generate traffic and depending on your start up budget and your time, your marketing strategy varies. For example, if you have a big budget to work with then pay-per-click advertising is the way to go. And if you have little to no money to start with then article marketing would be a suggested route for your business.Tip 4 – This is probably the most important aspect of any online business. If you want to make the big money online and I’m assuming you do, I strongly recommend that you get an autoresponder. An autoresponder is your list builder where you can use it to gather your leads contact information so you can sell to them on a continuous basis.Tip 5 – The last tip for you is to just work hard every day. The people that make the big money online do not take any days off where they put in the time effort for the big time money. Remember that your success online depends on your work ethic so stay focused and don’t give up.