You only need five simple steps to have a successful Home Grown Internet Biz. It's not complicated. In order of importance...
1) Pick a target market.
a) Easiest market online? Biz Opp Seekers.
b) Hardest market online? Biz Opp mlm Seekers.
c) Quickest money online? Biz Opp Seekers.
d) Slowest money online? Biz Opp mlm Seekers.
e) Best long-term money online? Biz Opp mlm Seekers.
2) Develop, buy or join an affiliate program that offers a product/service that solves one or more of your target market's problems.
a) Easiest product/service online? Affiliate programs.
b) Hardest product/service online? Developing your own.
c) Best short-term product online? Affiliate info product.
e) Best long-term product online? Stable mlm program.
3) Get a personal website address that you use to re-direct your prospects to a professionally designed and professionally written sales site that will make sale, take order, fulfill order and pay you. (You don't really need to develop your own website... Use a re-direct pages for your affiliate and mlm sites)
a) No explanation needed -- Except --
b) Get an autoresponder system for long-term follow up.
c) Write and test follow up letters for your follow up autoresponder system.
4) Build your own opt-in email list of people from your target market. Let them get to know, like and trust you by repeatedly contacting them with useful info.
a) Write articles directed to helping your target market solve one or more of their problems. Include a resource box at end of your articles that gives your contact info.
b) Send your articles to newsletter publishers that mail their ezine to your target market.
c) Send your articles to free to publish ezine lists.
d) Develop and send your own online newsletter to your opt-in list.
e) Advertise your ezine's benefits every opportunity you get.
5) Keep your name in front of that list by repeatedly emailing them something they value.
a) Do a,b, c & d in number 4 above.
b) Include your recommendations about products/ services you are offering.
c) Follow up with phone calls to those that ask for more info.
d) If you don't regularly do step c (follow up with phone calls) you shouldn't attempt mlm.
e) TIP: Unless you're a heavy duty marketer, you'll never be able to retire in style...Unless you develop a stable, honest, long-term mlm biz as your major backend.
Your Home Grown Internet Biz Success really is as easy as following above steps. Will it take you awhile? Yeah. Probably. So what? You have to do it for as long as it takes.
Will it be a lot of work? I don't know. Work is 10 - 12 hours on south end of a pair of mules headed north. This stuff is fun...
For example, among other things, I sell affiliate programs. You can count number of affiliate programs I offer on one hand. Why so few? Because I don't jump on affiliate flavor of month bandwagon. To protect my reputation, I don't sell new programs that haven't proven themselves. If I wouldn't buy it, I won't sell it.