Are you trying to succeed online without the tools you must have?

Written by Jeffrey Lant

Would you bake a cherry pie without cherries?

Would you try to mow your grass without a lawn mower?

Of course not!

Yet every day millions of people confrontrepparttar business of trying to create a profitable online business withoutrepparttar 117796 essential tools they need. Take this easy quiz to find out if you're one of them!

* Question: Do you have a listserver? / / Yes / / No

A listserver is an ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY online success tool. It enables you to send unlimited non-spam email. With your listserver you can send out a daily newsletter, offers, specials, premiums, information on how to use your products/services, etc. Online your list is your business, your business is your list. The listserver enables you to keep in regular, productive communication with your prospects and customers. Without it you're dead.

* Question: Do you have your own domain? / / Yes / / No

Hundreds of thousands of people are trying to make money online without owning their own cyber "land,"repparttar 117797 domain. Ridiculous! Got a self-replicating website? You're nothing more than a cyber-squatter. If anything happens torepparttar 117798 company giving you your free site, your business will immediately collapse -- and with it your hopes of online success. Besides, what'srepparttar 117799 point of having a website you can't edit? The only people making money online arerepparttar 117800 ones with their own domains. Once you've got it, it's your job to develop it. Without a domain you're going nowhere online.

* Question: Do you have a good relationship with a reputable web design company? / / Yes / / No

The longer you're in business online,repparttar 117801 more you'll understand why having a good relationship with a reputable web design company is absolutely essential for your success. For one thing, web design has become very sophisticated. It's not something you can delegate to Aunt Sallie who dabbles in web design part time when she's not fighting with Uncle Herbie. Web design software and techniques have developed by leaps and bounds in recent years. Amateurs are just not able to keep up. But you MUST have an eye-catching, client-centered design on your site; you must use design to generate sales. Only trained professionals can help you do that. What's more, an ongoing relationship with such professionals is pivital; after all, good design is like good window dressing. It's got to be changed regularly to keep your visitors interested. That's why working with people who have done good work for you inrepparttar 117802 past and understand you and your business is vital.

"Action - The Most Important Secret To Online Success"

Written by Milana Nastetskaya

There are two kinds of people: those who talk, and those who act after they talk.

Every new client I meet asks merepparttar same question: "How can I REALLY make money onrepparttar 117795 Internet?" Of course, everyone expects a "magic bullet" - something that I am going to reveal that has never been said or published before.

The truth is, practically every online marketing technique can turn out to be successful IF you actually use it, and use it consistently, with careful planning.

I can't tell you how many times I have heard people say, "Oh, I have to finish my web site. I am going to do it this weekend!" Months go by and they just keep sayingrepparttar 117796 same thing.

They talk and they dream, and they go back and forth from one idea to another, but never actually sit down and DO it. And that'srepparttar 117797 most important secret of all: stop talking and just do it.

Now, I am not saying that planning is not important. Onrepparttar 117798 contrary, thoughtful planning can pay off inrepparttar 117799 long run. But it shouldn't take any longer than it absolutely has to.

Let me give you an example.

I have recently decided to create an e-book. Important issues had to be thought through beforerepparttar 117800 actual writing process:

- does my target market understandrepparttar 117801 concept of e-books - should I give it away free or charge for it - how am going to userepparttar 117802 list of people who download it to profit (if free) - will I need a new web site to promote this e-book - what are going to be my back-end products and services - how am I going to be able to reach my audience - what specific issues should I discuss in my e-book

Absolutely essential questions, they had to be answered before I wrote a word of my new e-book. While I could take months planning and deciding on these issues, I spent one weekend coming up with a good marketing plan by answering each ofrepparttar 117803 questions on my list. Within 3 weeks my e-book was ready, AND I knew how it's going to make me money.

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