Web Business Success: From Zero to Profit In Seven Days

Written by David Howlett


The week before I planned to launch my website, I had some products to sell and an ecommerce system in place to takerepparttar orders and processrepparttar 116777 credit card payments, but, unfortunately, like many new websites I had absolutely no visitors onrepparttar 116778 site.

Just one-week later I had visitors onrepparttar 116779 site and have made sufficient sales to give me a good margin of profit over my cost of goods as well as repaying a portion ofrepparttar 116780 web business set-up costs.

So how did I achieve this in such a short space of time? Has it been just luck, good judgement or maybe Iíve just discoveredrepparttar 116781 secrets to setting up a successful small web based business that I can pass on to you.

In truth Iíve just following a few simple common sense rules: keeprepparttar 116782 start-up costs to a minimum, designrepparttar 116783 site so its very easy for people to buy and be prepared to spend some money on promotingrepparttar 116784 site.

Mark Hockings of DesignerMark kindly designed basic template forrepparttar 116785 site at very low cost. Iíve set to and learnt how to use Dreamweaver so Iíve been able to build all ofrepparttar 116786 rest ofrepparttar 116787 site around this template thus saving me at least a thousand pounds on whatrepparttar 116788 cost could have been.

The most difficult thing has been to find a low cost ecommerce system that works effectively in processingrepparttar 116789 sales and offering yourepparttar 116790 support you need inrepparttar 116791 after-sales. Inrepparttar 116792 end I opted for a shopping cart from Malís e-commerce andrepparttar 116793 payment gateway services from 2checkout.com.

Iíve always believed that you need to have full control overrepparttar 116794 buying process to be able to makerepparttar 116795 changes needed to getrepparttar 116796 best possible sales conversion ratio. Malís e-commerce offers simple buy-now button that you can add anywhere onrepparttar 116797 site and link it torepparttar 116798 shopping cart customised to look like you own site. The whole process is so simple.



3 Simple Ways to Start Your Home Based Internet Business Right Now

Written by Andrea Hayhurst


So, you've finally decided to take that giant leap of faith and start your very own home based internet business. You've decided that it's finally time to step up torepparttar plate and claim your share of all those internet riches you keep hearing about. Only problem is, now that you've finally made your decision, it seems like a pretty daunting task deciding what to do next. Usingrepparttar 116776 term "information overload" to describerepparttar 116777 problem seems like a huge understatement.

Well, if you're really serious about starting your own home based internet business,repparttar 116778 next step really doesn't have to be that difficult at all. There are 3 relatively simple ways to start making an online income and one of them is sure to fit your particular idea of what it is you would like to do. So, just relax, take a deep breath, and peruserepparttar 116779 following list until you find something that strikesrepparttar 116780 right cord.

1-Join One or Several Affiliate Programs

This is probably one ofrepparttar 116781 easiest and quickest ways to get started making money online. The internet is full of products that have affiliate programs you can join and most of them pay generous commissions. When you join an affiliate program, you are simply making an agreement withrepparttar 116782 owner of a product that you will receive a commision in exchange for referring a prospect to that person's product (usually a sales page that you have sentrepparttar 116783 prospect to via your affiliate link) if that prospect ends up making a purchase.

Start by choosing a product or service that you're interested in and then visit some ofrepparttar 116784 websites which have achieved top rankings forrepparttar 116785 keywords which describe that topic. You're sure to findrepparttar 116786 top affiliate programs for that industry relatively quickly. Or, try visiting one ofrepparttar 116787 many affiliate program directories (you can find them quickly enough in Google) and scan their listings and recommendations until you find something that appeals to you.

This is a good one for newbies since you don't even need your own website to get started. You will, however, need to learn how to use repparttar 116788 pay per clicks so you can get some targeted traffic to your affiliate link. Once you start generating some income fromrepparttar 116789 pay per clicks, you can then start reinvesting some of your profits and get yourself set up with your own website. By that timerepparttar 116790 prospect of getting set up with your own website won't seem so daunting.

2-Join a Residual Income Program

Residual income programs are somewhat similiar to affiliate programs in that you typically get paid for referring a prospect torepparttar 116791 program's website if that prospect decides to make a purchase. However,repparttar 116792 difference lies inrepparttar 116793 fact that with these programs you also haverepparttar 116794 opportunity to earn a monthly recurring income if repparttar 116795 prospect you refer becomes a paying member ofrepparttar 116796 residual income opportunity program. For example, I belong to one of these programs myself. If a prospect comes to my website and clicks on a link which takes them torepparttar 116797 sales page forrepparttar 116798 product and they buy, then I get a commission. However, if that prospect also decides to become a member ofrepparttar 116799 residual income opportunity program, then I get a check every month as long as that prospect remains a member of that program.

People tend to be skeptical of these programs and get them confused with pyramid schemes. The way to tell if one of these programs is a pyramid scheme is to simply determine ifrepparttar 116800 company in question offers a real honest to goodness product or service. If so, it cannot be classified as a pyramid scheme and you should be okay. Don't be scared off byrepparttar 116801 fact that you will most likely have to pay a monthly fee to participate inrepparttar 116802 residual income opportunity. If you can build a downline for yourself in one of these programs,repparttar 116803 monthly fee will be negligible compared torepparttar 116804 potential residual income you could earn. Alot of these programs will provide you with your own cookie cutter website, which is okay if you are just getting started. Again, userepparttar 116805 pay per clicks to start generating some traffic and then work on getting your own site up so you can start to build your own opt in list.

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