5 Common Mistakes Every Online Business Owner Should Avoid

Written by Peter Dobler

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Set yourself a goal on where you want to be in 12 months after starting your online business. Without a plan, evenrepparttar simplest plan, your ambitions are poised to fail.

2. Not Having Your Own Web Site

Get your own domain name and web site. There are many marketers who want you to believe that you can make lots of money without having your own web site. Make a professional staement and get your own domain name and web site.

3. Too Many Activities to Manage

Pick your affiliate and mlm programs wisely. Most newcomers fail due torepparttar 147416 lack of focus. Too many programs will not increase your chances of hittingrepparttar 147417 jackpot. Focus onrepparttar 147418 most effective programs and stick with it. You will be rewarded inrepparttar 147419 long run.

4. Spending Too Much Money Too Quickly

Spending your hard earned money on advertising can quickly turn into an addiction. Meaning that you fall forrepparttar 147420 myth thatrepparttar 147421 more you spend on advertisingrepparttar 147422 more money you make. Wrong. You could spend allrepparttar 147423 money inrepparttar 147424 world onrepparttar 147425 wrong marketing strategy and still not making a profit. This will happen to you with allrepparttar 147426 pay-per-click search engines. Thereís a reason why Google is skyrocketing atrepparttar 147427 stock market. There are too many advertisers spending too much money on pay-per-click and are not realizing thatrepparttar 147428 only winner is Google themselves. The only thing that will stop this behavior is you either run out of money or your credit card is maxed out. My advice, pay-per-click isrepparttar 147429 last part of a well planned marketing strategy. There are much more effective advertising vehicles available than pay-per-click.

5. Donít SPAM

This is single most reason why startup online businesses get in trouble and actually have to close and start all over again. If you have a newsletter or some other information you want to distribute via email. Only use verified email addresses, typically double opt-in email addresses that you collected. Stay away from any brokers who want to sell you huge lists of emails for pennies. This isrepparttar 147430 surefire way to get into trouble and out o business. My advice, slowly grow your email list with verified addresses only. These people actually want to hear from you and are more likely to buy from you.

Unfortunately I didnít have this information when I started my online business and I paid for making these mistakes. Donít do what I did, do what Iím telling you to do. Sounds familiar? Well in this case it is just a recap of my experiences and hopefully you get some use out of this.

Sincerely, Peter Dobler © 2005

Peter Dobler is a 20+ year veteran in the IT business. He is an active Real Estate Investor and a successful Internet business owner. Tap into multiple streams of income at http://www.mypluginhomebiz.com Or learn more about the power of viral marketing; send a blank email to mailto:pdobler@getresponse.com

Increase Your Web Traffic By Using Keyword Articles

Written by Timothy Spaulding

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When it comes to keyword rich articles, you can either write them yourself or have them written for you. The first thing you need is a list ofrepparttar most popular keywords and phrases people search for, and then write articles that include useful information which usesrepparttar 147415 exact keyword phrase multiple times. When someone searches for that particular term, your page will be returned as a high result as long as you are outdoing your competition. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you need to provide relevant, useful and pertinent information. When it comes to outdoing your competition regarding keywords and search engine resultsrepparttar 147416 relevance of your article is essential a higher web page ranking. If you are creating relevant, keyword rich articles, people will get to your page and will be more likely to stay.

Finally, ifrepparttar 147417 keyword articles get your web page ranked higher in search engine results, as they should, do not expect that it will stay that way. There is more competition online every day, which means you will have to be diligent about continuously tracking your competition, what they are doing, and where your web page ranks inrepparttar 147418 search engine results. You will have to make changes in order to keep ahead of your competition, but as a home based business entrepreneur you know this is an essential part of business.

Timothy Spaulding is the owner of the Work At Home Business Resource Center at http://www.workathome-awesomeopportunities.com and Home Made Profits at http://www.homemadeprofits.net which provide valuable tools, articles, affiliate programs and products for the home based entrepreneur.

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