Thousands of small business start up on Internet every day, but most of them are bound to fail from very beginning.
Now, why is that? And what can be done about it?
Below I have created a short list to make your on line business succeed.
1) Find a niche market
First you need to find a subject where you can build your whole business -be it a web site or newsletter- around.
If you know a lot about car insurances or hiking, create a web site around it and find an affiliate program that will pay you out a good commission.
Of course it's better to sell your own product, like an information product -or E-book. Information products sell great on line, and will certainly bring you good money.
Tip: Don't know how to create an E-book? You can get one for free at: http://www.ebooks-made-easy.com
2) Get your own unique domain name
Don't go for cheap. Be professional, and get your own original domain name. Pick one that makes you stand out from rest.
There are many cheap domain name registrars around these days, and for a few bucks a month you can set up your own web site with a web hosting company.
Tip: Here's a service where you can register a domain name for only 13.50$: http://www.000domains.com
Once your web site is ready and all meta tags are put in place, you can submit it to biggest search engines by hand. This will give your web site listing best result.
Tip: Use free RankPilot service to see if you're listed. Go here: http://www.rankpilot.com
If you're not listed, re-submit your site. But allow a few weeks before you do this. Some search engines take more time than others to get your pages listed.
3) Make your site interesting
You should put lots of original content and helpful tips on your site, make your pages easy to navigate, and be sure to collect email addresses of your visitors to grow a list of prospects.