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Four Models of Successful Internet Business Sites:
One of best methods of learning how to succeed in your Internet business is to first find a successful site to model your business on.
Over years I have studied many successful web sites to try to find out what it is that is making them a successful Internet business. And not just in one particular field, but many fields, from many different types of websites out there. Next time you view an Internet site that you know is very successful, stop for a moment to try and decipher why it is so successful.
You will find successful sites on just about any subject matter you care to think about. There seems to be no barrier to developing a successful site in any field. You name it, people are probably making money out of their website in that specialized area.
Just about anything, if planned appropriately, can be sold online. If you want to be successful too, why not look for examples of businesses which have already achieved success you would like, and model your business after that, i.e. play follow leader.
It would be too much information to try and describe every single model of success, but I would like to introduce you to just four model websites which keep springing up. Sites that are obviously benefiting from being a successful online business model.
Look at these models to see if you are on your way to becoming just like that type of business.
Model No.1 - Opt-In List Builder
This is a good model to build your site around by providing a free newsletter or ezine. If you are building a mailing list this way, then you must provide high quality information to your list on a weekly or monthly basis. Never send just ads or useless information. If your newsletter is just an excuse to push ads you can be certain it will not grow. On contrary, your subscribers will opt-out quicker than you can replace them, and you'll probably not make any sales anyway. Learn how to write effective testimonials instead of blatant ads. These should be a small part of informative articles. They should fit in nicely and naturally along with this information, indeed be a part of it! Once your list gets into thousands, you should start to see an almost guaranteed income. Continue to use your website to build your list up each month and watch your monthly income grow alongside it.
It can be an effective way to create income, but you have to be willing and able to write a weekly or monthly newsletter. It doesn't have to be long, in fact it shouldn't be. But it does have to be informative. If you hate writing this may not be route for you.
Model No.2 - Free Services
There are many services on Internet that people like to use, or even desperately need. Examples include such services as providing an autoresponder service, traffic generating services, providing free webspace, reciprocal link checking etc. Sites which provide something valuable for free can often become extremely popular. Once this popularity is achieved, and you start getting a lot of daily traffic, then you can start to charge for allowing advertising on your site. You're probably thinking something like "how could I possibly provide such a valuable free service, surely you need lots of programming knowledge and experience to run such a thing?". In reality it isn't that difficult. All you need is right pre-written script to add to your website. Have a look here: http://www.cgi-resources.com . This website provides many CGI programs, many of which are low or NO cost. Some of their scripts could make great traffic generators for you if you use them on your site in a highly relevant fashion.