So you wanna be an internet cowboy/cowgirl?
Yahooooo! As I once heard a drunken wedding reception guest yell out when boozing bride took a running leap onto back of bridegroom's Mother.
As bridegroom's Mom hit floor with her new daughter- in-law riding her, it didn't take a prophet to foretell that Stuff was about to hit fan.
Yahooooo! You're starting your Home Grown Internet Biz!
OK. Great. Super! I one hundred per cent endorse your decision.
Here's your first business assignment. Figure out if your Home Grown Internet Biz is going to be bride or bridegroom's Mom.
Because Stuff is about to hit fan!
Just like at wedding reception, internet is over loaded with wild-eyed experts. Every damn one of these experts are going to want to get into your action.
So prepare yourself. You're going to drenched with *expert* advice.
Some of advice will be OK. Some will be good. And some will be very good. But biggest part of advice will waste your money and your time.
So how do you know when advice is good, very good or stinkin? That, my friend is a very good question.
You're going to trust yourself. If your gut sends you a caution signal, listen up.
If your gut tells you this feels right, listen up. Do some more checking. If it still feels right and it feels like fun, not work, you're probably onto something.
You already know everything you need to know. Just trust yourself. If you can think it, you can do it. Really.
It's going to take you awhile to learn how to use many electronic tools that make internet marketing so much easier than working offline.
No big deal there. Take it one step at a time. Work your way through it. Most of tools you'll need are easy anyway. Of course more difficult, like building and maintaining your websites, will take longer. But you can master them.
The web is loaded with free help for every tool you'll actually need. Here's a short list of what You can learn for free.
How to use html. How to get yourownbiz.com website. How to design your website. How to build your website. How to maintain and update your website. How to get a product to sell. How to sell your product. How to write advertising copy. How to & where to advertise. How to track your advertising. How to follow-up with your advertising. How to get paid. How to accept credit cards/checks. How to pick affiliate programs. How to make affiliate sales. How to stand out from other affiliates. How to use email. How to use autoresponders. How to start your own ezine. How to design your ezine. How to write your ezine. How to get subscribers to your ezine. How to mail to your ezine list. How to manage your ezine list. How to make your ezine worth reading. How to make money with your ezine list. How to create or buy an info product to sell. How to write sales copy. How to market and sell your info product. How to start your own affiliate program. How to manage your affiliate program. How to pay your affiliates. How to set up joint ventures with others. How much to pay for joint ventures.