What does it take?

Written by Stuart Simonton

6/26/05 Fellow entrepenuers,I want to askrepparttar world's greatest rhetorical question, what does it take to make money onrepparttar 145451 internet? Does anyone haverepparttar 145452 answer? Here is what i do know. You must have a product or service to offer,you must have advertising,and you must have buyers.In additon to these, you must have, patience,determination,lots of free time,and money. I have seen all ofrepparttar 145453 no investment required-huge profits websites that i care to. I have seen all ofrepparttar 145454 small investment-huge profits websites that i care to! All of these sites are probably making money......from uninformed people looking for a get rich quick program! I have invested in a few myself!

An Online Home Based Business Is Not Rocket Science

Written by
Kirk Bannerman

A few years ago when I first started my online home business I didn't have a clue regarding how to go about it. I had never done any Internet marketing, and didn't know anything about websites or search engines or any of that other online business stuff...in short, I was a complete rookie. In retrospect,repparttar two major things that really helped me was that I refused to be intimidated and I kept a realistic perspective (both in terms of initial financial results andrepparttar 145418 time frame necessary to become successful).

I know from my own years of experience that relatively few business ventures are started onrepparttar 145419 Internet by people withrepparttar 145420 experience, motivation, determination, backing, and support that it takes to even have a reasonable chance of success.

Real online business people are those who work hard, who immerse themselves deeply in marketing and advertising, and who put in long hours inrepparttar 145421 beginning in order to see their Internet-based businesses succeed.

Achieving success in an online business is not difficult to comprehend. There is indeed a learning curve, but it's not brain surgery. The process of learning isn't as muchrepparttar 145422 issue as are repparttar 145423 personal traits of motivation and determination.

Develop your marketing plan and execute it. There's no magic in this online home based business stuff. We're talking real world here. It's not nearly as romantic as winningrepparttar 145424 lottery, yet many ofrepparttar 145425 thousands of people I have helped to start up their home businesses onrepparttar 145426 Internet clearly came in with what I have come to refer to asrepparttar 145427 "magic/lottery" mentality. Many of those folks went off to chase another rainbow after a few months, but some of them also came to their senses and buckled down to develop very successful home based businesses.

Run, don't walk, away from all of those people that offer you "shortcuts" or "success secrets" (probably in exchange for some of your money). I mean, if they had it all figured out, why would they sell this "magic answer" to you for a few bucks instead of just keeping it private and then making tons of money for themselves? (I'll leave it to you to connectrepparttar 145428 dots)

A key point to always keep in mind is that...business is business. Regardless of whether you are onrepparttar 145429 Internet or operating a business in a shopping mall. The same fundamental principles apply to both businesses.

1) You need to have a product, or products, to sell.

2) You need to advertise to get customers to buy your products.

3) You need to provide support to your customers who buy your products as a result of your advertising efforts.

4) You need to build a loyal customer following, so you can maintain a profitable business over a period of time.

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