How To Put A Good Online Venture Together

Written by Helen Raymond

The internet is probablyrepparttar best opportunity ever for anyone to get into a rewarding venture of their own, at amazingly low cost. We're in financially troubling times, why not start now? Just think about this... a local store can easily cost thousands of dollars before you can open it's doors. This involves property lease or rent, insurance, display shelves, office furnishings and supplies, equipment, advertising, stock, more. When you finally do get it open, money left for working capital may be very low. This makes it difficult to meetrepparttar 117640 on going expenses untilrepparttar 117641 business can survive on it's own. The market is limited to just your area. So in comparison to that...

As a 'Netpreneur,repparttar 117642 world is your market; expenses are less.

That is true, everyone knows it. But too many people believe repparttar 117643 empty promises and schemes that are rampant on this new frontier; just likerepparttar 117644 old gold rush days you read about. "There are no free lunches" still holds true. Advising you what business to get into onrepparttar 117645 net is not intended here, that's a whole other subject we can get to later on. Let's assume for now that you have some venture ideas in mind. Actual profit is rarely immediate, but that is always possible.

While not impossible, usually those over night results we hear about took a very long time (maybe years) preparing for that particular night. This is certainly not meant to discourage any one. It is just meant as a help in making decisions about how much faith, risk and will power you'll invest in your ventures.

This simply means, if you can't have that much faith and will power for a business idea, or if you aren't ready to learn and take a little risk to test waters, you had better look for some thing you can feel more confident about. When our money is involved, no matter if it is only a small investment, those are decisions that do become much easier. In fact, I have found that it is better to have some money invested because it will keep us motivated and focused when there is some risk and our "eye is steadily onrepparttar 117646 prize".

There's a valid point to holding off expense as long as you can.

Even when you are ready to "go live", it's usually quite a while before we see enough money made. Costs add up during that time, usually monthly, for websites, hosting & promotions. So that expense as well as any product investment needs to be recouped as a first goal. Set your goals like steps on a ladder to your ultimate goal atrepparttar 117647 top. It's easier to go step by step in a systematic way. It is very exciting and keeps you going to reach each next step on that ladder.

To make money, you MUST make it easy for people to buy.

This means good clean website design and navigation. People want to see quickly what you're offering, if it will benefit them, how it will be delivered, how much it costs, and how you are going to back it up. Be sure your site loads fas. Never use any applets, cutesy decorations nor script that does not relate to one of those five factors. Every headline and sentence needs to make them want to know what is next. It must hold their attention untilrepparttar 117648 buying decision is made.

You MUST accept "Plastic Money" onrepparttar 117649 internet.

I don't know if your product is tangible (shipped), an intangible (downloadable) or subscription (recurring billing). But whatever it is, buying needs to be easy, fast and securely done. Having a merchant account of your own isrepparttar 117650 best way if you have a great deal of buyers. It can be very expensive to set up, even if some companies offer full service, including a shopping cart.

But you have to pay monthly fees and usually have a volume requirement to meet to earnrepparttar 117651 lowest prices. Also you need to have a business checking account... more monthly costs. The advantage isrepparttar 117652 low bank commission percentage you will have to pay on your sales. You need ($?) sales to break even.

Three main groups of 'netpreneurs visit the Forums

Written by Helen Raymond

the Wannabees -repparttar Strugglers -repparttar 117639 Successful ones

Wannabees - some are looking for a business idea, some have an idea, but most just have no clue where to start.

They all seem to think it should be free... no money, no work and minimal time invested, while they just enjoyrepparttar 117640 good life. You know, like draging themselves away fromrepparttar 117641 beach and their pina colladas long enough to turn onrepparttar 117642 computer to check on tons of automatic sales being made. This stage usually does not last very long!

Strugglers - after dealing with hype and broken promises, they're still yearning and trying to make it. They now know it is not free and are investing themselves, their time & as much money as they can in promotions to get their traffic.

They post to learn, to promote affiliate programs, & some times to circulaterepparttar 117643 ebooks they write. They're actively inrepparttar 117644 school of hard knocks but they are not giving it up. They're on a difficult road right now, where onlyrepparttar 117645 most patient and persistant will survive to seerepparttar 117646 journey goal.

How many may give up on a business promotion and move on to another one without ever knowing how close they've been to success? How many times can they do this before giving up altogether? Can this berepparttar 117647 real reason that 5% ofrepparttar 117648 online marketers get 95% ofrepparttar 117649 internet income?

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