10 Super Tips For The Budding Online Entrepreneur

Written by Patrick Ravi

Five Percent of online entrepreneurs make things happen while ninety five percent wait for things to happen. But what are some ofrepparttar things that do make things happen for you online.

Here are 10 points that one should keep in mind when trying to generate income from an online home based business.

1. Customer need

Find out who is your hot target market. And promote them your products or services. But promote products or services that they need or want. There is an easy strategy that you can use, to find out what your market wants. The idea is to visit as many discussion groups or forums. Selectrepparttar 109020 forums that your hot target group visits. Check-up what is being asked allrepparttar 109021 time. Another idea , would be to readrepparttar 109022 best seller list. This too is an excellent way to find out what people want and need. Below are a few Discussion Forums that you can visit: http://www.bizweb2000.com/wwwboard http://www.ablake.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi http://www.primeprofits.com/wwwboard http://www.free-publicity.com/cgi-bin alk.cgi

2. Headlines

Let me ask you a question. When readingrepparttar 109023 newspaper or browsing through books, what do you read first especially when you are in a hurry. You guess it right,repparttar 109024 headlines. Do you know that your online visitor is also in a hurry? In many countries they have to pay high rates for their Internet connections. And when they reach your website, they will look for what attracts them. And if your headline on your website or ezine is compelling, they will stop to read further. To read some famous headlines , check out : http://www.global-ibiz.com/extra/headlines.htm

3. Keep Visitor / Reader focused

All of us at times haverepparttar 109025 tendency to focus on ourselves. Our minds dwells on, what we want to say, whatrepparttar 109026 prospect would think about us, what we are going to have for lunch etc etc. The hard fact is that, your online visitor is not interested in anything that does not benefit him/her. Your prospect has many things on his/her mind too. For instance he/she has fears, weakness, concerns, needs.Remember all these when trying to promote your products.

4. Dealing with a Real Person

We are not dealing with computers or gigabytes. You and I are real people usingrepparttar 109027 Internet as a vehicle to relate, discuss, improve and ifrepparttar 109028 opportunity arises , to even sell our products and services online. For anyone who has been sincere all their lives offline, don't change, berepparttar 109029 same person online. Online or offlinerepparttar 109030 Golden Rule still applies. With some exceptions, treat peoplerepparttar 109031 way you would like them to treat you.

5. Your visitors need to be reminded

It is vital to follow-up. In our opinion, one ofrepparttar 109032 greatest tool forrepparttar 109033 online entrepreneur isrepparttar 109034 smart auto responder.A follow-up vehicle that you can set-up in minutes. And presto! you have automated an important part of your business that can increase your sales 50 -100% , some even claim 300 - 400%.Marketing research shows that onrepparttar 109035 average your prospect has to be exposed to your message at least 7 times before buying. For Free smart Auto responders check out: http://www.getresponse.com/ http://www.freeautoresponders.net/ http://www.autoresponders.com/

10 Ways To Get Your Share of the Mature Market

Written by Joanne Fritz, Ph.D.

10 Ways To Get Your Share ofrepparttar Mature Market (c)2002 Joanne Fritz, Ph.D.

Every 7.7 seconds someone inrepparttar 109019 United States turns 50.

The 50+ population controls more than $7 trillion in wealth and is responsible for 50% of all discretionary spending. It purchases 41% of all new cars, buys 80% of all luxury travel, and is 30% more likely to purchase products online than younger users.

Yet, internet marketers often miss this rich potential market.

Perhaps they don't think older people are onrepparttar 109020 web. However, older adults are often more "wired" than we think. Many seniors are coaxed into going online by their children or grandchildren. But, once they have logged on, many become eager Internet users. Plus, internet use is high among those over 50 who work and have college degrees.

Indeed, this group is more likely than younger Americans to be online on a typical day. Wired seniors say it has helped them connect better to loved ones and makes it easier to get information.

So, how do you reach them? First, recognize thatrepparttar 109021 over 50 crowd are not all alike. They are more diverse than any other market segment, spanning those atrepparttar 109022 peak of their careers, to active, independent seniors, torepparttar 109023 elderly in need of care.

Here are some clues to communicating with and ultimately selling torepparttar 109024 new mature market.

1. Do not talk down to, or treat them as children, or remind them of their age. Most do not consider themselves "old." 2. Although there is disagreement about using words like "senior citizen," reserve such terms for World War II veterans, but not forrepparttar 109025 leading edge ofrepparttar 109026 baby boomers who started turning 55 in 2001.

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