With this article, I am going to provide you with some of best ways to build your online business. There are many ways, some not so good and some excellent! The ideas I have listed below are ones that have helped me most.
1.Answering email inquiries quickly and efficiently.- I get many emails asking about how to build a business or where to advertise and so on. I answer all these emails within a 24 hour period and I am as helpful as possible. Remember, you were once a newbie also. More often than not, these people will subscribe to your ezine and/or add your link to their site or whatever they can do to help you. I have emailed others with questions and always end up subscribing to ones who answer in a helpful and timely manner. This shows a lot about a person's character and business practices.
2. Message Boards - Get involved in a few good message boards. You do not have to just post an ad and forget about it. That is one way to get people to ignore you. What you want to do is get involved in conversations. It doesn't even have to be about business. The point is to become part of discussion and answer questions whenever you can. Establish yourself as reliable and trustworthy, not a person who spams and runs. This will provide you with many prospects. I have had many people email me regarding posts of mine on message boards. Some great boards are:
http://www.bizymoms.com/discus/ http://www.momsnetwork.com/cgi-bin/webx/WebX http://www.delphi.com/dir-delphi/
3. Ezine Ad Swapping- If you publish an ezine this is one of best business builders available. Find other ezines of similar content and email publisher asking if they would be interested in doing an ad swap. Tell them a little about your ezine and why you think an ad swap would benefit both of you. Here are some places to find publishers interested in ad swaps:
http://Ezine-Swap.com/ http://www.adswappers.20m.com/ http://swap.at/TheSwapShop.com http://www.swap-resources.com/