Written by Judy Thompson

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Arerepparttar products consumable? Willrepparttar 138340 purchaser be back to buy more ofrepparttar 138341 same products? Non-consumable products may be good products, but will involve a lot more selling skills.

Isrepparttar 138342 timing right forrepparttar 138343 products? For example, people today are looking for ways to feel better, look younger and lose weight, using good nutrition products. Thus, a nutrition company that offers well-researched products, products that can help people improve their lives, could be a good choice.

III. Isrepparttar 138344 promoter ofrepparttar 138345 opportunity telling you that you won’t have to work to make money? While it certainly is possible for you to be one ofrepparttar 138346 lucky people who receive enough “spillover” to make a little money in some programs, don’t you count on it! In most cases, you will have to do some work to receive an income. After all, you are joining a business opportunity. Expect to work it like a business. Internet businesses, however, do generally enable you to work part-time fromrepparttar 138347 comfort of your own home, choose your own hours, and invest whatever money you are comfortable with.

So, maybe you have found several opportunities that seem to meet our “stable company” requirements as described in this article. The company has good, consumable products and has been in business for a few years.

Additional points to consider before making your selection have to do withrepparttar 138348 kind of help and support you will get. Doesrepparttar 138349 company offer training, business tools, and good leads to help you? Will your prospective enroller be around to help you? Write or call this person who says that he or she wants to be your sponsor, and ask some questions.

Choosingrepparttar 138350 best business opportunity is a decision you want to make wisely. Once you chooserepparttar 138351 right business for yourself, you will continue to have many offers from people who want you to join their “hot, new deal.” Don’t join them. Takerepparttar 138352 time to learn everything you can about your new company and its products before you even consider anything else! Jumping around from opportunity to opportunity leads to failure. To succeed with any business requires focus.

The more confidence you have that you choserepparttar 138353 best business for yourself,repparttar 138354 better chance you will have for success!

Judy Thompson is a former teacher and an experienced network marketer. She promotes a nutrition company that has an automated support system. For details, go to:

The Ecommerce Business Plan

Written by Ray Yee

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- Search engine optimization. Optimizing your website for high search engine results on google, yahoo and msn, is a powerful way of getting large volumes of traffic at low cost. However, you have to put in a lot of effort for a long period of time, as top rankings do not appear overnight. There are two factors for search engine optimization: On-page or Off-page optimization. On-page optimization involves tweakingrepparttar page title, header and meta tags to includerepparttar 138339 website keywords. It also involves scatteringrepparttar 138340 keywords throughoutrepparttar 138341 page to improverepparttar 138342 site relevancy. Off-page optimization, onrepparttar 138343 other hand, is much more important than on-page. It involves soliciting links from relevant websites. The morerepparttar 138344 websites that link to your site, andrepparttar 138345 higherrepparttar 138346 importance/relevance ofrepparttar 138347 website linking to yours,repparttar 138348 higher your website will be ranked onrepparttar 138349 search engines. Google places a very strong emphasis on this.

- Pay-per-click (PPC) Search Engines. This requires you to pay a sum of money for every visitor that clicks throughrepparttar 138350 search engine to your website. The higherrepparttar 138351 amount you pay,repparttar 138352 higher your website will be ranked onrepparttar 138353 PPC search engine. The basis for profiting with this marketing tool is by bidding less thanrepparttar 138354 amount that each visitor to your website is worth. Overture is definitelyrepparttar 138355 market leader for pay-per-click search engines.

4) Competitive Analysis. In this section, you have to analyzerepparttar 138356 strengths and weaknesses of your competitors, andrepparttar 138357 factors that will differentiate your products or services from your competitors. You have to analyze your competitors and record what makes them so successful, and alsorepparttar 138358 weaknesses you can capitalize on to get an edge inrepparttar 138359 market. For example, competitors may not be using email marketing effectively to promoterepparttar 138360 products to customers. You can capitalize on this by using newsletters more intensively, establishing your credibility as an industry expert. To differentiate an online Drop Ship business, it is more viable to provide a reliable service from your website. This usually means providing a wealth of tips, articles and information for your visitors. This will attract them to continuously return to your website forrepparttar 138361 latest tips and resources that will benefit them. Fast response to their email queries and also fast shipping are also good services you can provide.

5) The financial projection section. In this section you can projectrepparttar 138362 profit-loss statements andrepparttar 138363 cash flow statements for your business. The profit-loss statement recordsrepparttar 138364 monthly profit/loss realized overrepparttar 138365 months, whilerepparttar 138366 cash flow statement recordsrepparttar 138367 difference between revenue and expenditure overrepparttar 138368 months. The costs for an online Drop Ship business will include:

- One-time costs for software like shopping cart software, email marketing software, and also search engine optimization software.

- Recurring costs forrepparttar 138369 wholesale price ofrepparttar 138370 products, web hosting fees, a proportion of revenue paid to your third party credit card merchant to process your payments, and also internet marketing costs.

This section will be useful for you to gauge how your Drop Ship business performs according to your expectations.

In conclusion, business plans do not only apply to real-world businesses, but are equally critical to online businesses as well. They serve as blueprints ofrepparttar 138371 companies and also as strong calls to action forrepparttar 138372 aspiring internet entrepreneurs to achieve their success in ecommerce.

*You are welcome to reprint this article as long as you includerepparttar 138373 Author’s resource box withrepparttar 138374 article andrepparttar 138375 entire article remains unchanged.

About the Author: Ray Yee is the founder and president of Dropshipperscentral, a website which provides a wealth of informative articles, tips and resources on everything you’ll ever need to know about setting up a Drop Ship Business and marketing it. Click here for the Wholesale Drop Ship Directory from

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