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•Web Hosting - Sign up with a reputable web host, not a free one, and ensure that they offer enough web space and bandwidth for your needs and do not host 'bad neighborhood' websites on their servers.
This could have a detrimental effect on your site's rankings and effect server reliability.
•Website Design – The image, functionality etc of your website obviously needs to be out of top drawer. It’s no good having tons of traffic that is not captured and doesn’t result in sales.
•Products and Services - Decide on products and/or services that you are going to market.
•Affiliate Marketing - If you are going to do affiliate marketing decide on a niche market and promote appropriate affiliates only.
Promoting many products and affiliates on your site will only serve to confuse site visitor and result in no sale!
•Advertising - If you are going to spend money on advertising, spend wisely.
You don't want to spend your budget on non-effective marketing.
•Website Traffic - To establish a high profile for your website you will need to pay a lot of attention to Search Engine Optimization for your site to appear in SERP's (Search Engine Results Pages)
•E-Mail List - Establish an opt-in email list to send out newsletters to.
As list grows so will your business, however if you indulge in spamming practices your business will only go one way...down!
Their are many dubious offers out there that promise to drive huge amounts of instant traffic to your site...beware of wasting your money on them
You will find great inspiration, ideas and tips for your Internet Business at http://www.income.za.net and http://www.internetbusiness.co.za
Finally, remember that even best laid plans will come to nought if they are not constantly implemented, monitored and applied with drive and passion.
Mark Bellinger - Internet Entrepreneur Websites: http://www.internetbusiness.co.za http://www.income.za.net