As of April 30, 2008 the number of Internet users in the world surpassed 1.4 Billion people. This amazing growth, coupled with the simplicity of online shopping and financial transactions has created a vast opportunity for a new breed of commerce: The Home-Based Online Business.
You have no doubt come across several, if not hundreds of these websites as you surf. Simply Google "money" and you'll be bombarded with website after website – all promising that their system generates thousands of dollars overnight. While it's difficult to determine which offers are real business opportunities and which are fraudulent scams, some really do have the potential to turn into simple to operate cash cows.
In this guide I will first detail what to look for in a potential home business opportunity. Second, I will show you excellent methods to turn your business into an independent profit center using tested marketing methods that will not cost you anything.
Part One – Choosing the right business
The first thing I always tell people before they start a home based business is to ignore any offers that guarantee success. There is no such thing as guaranteed success and anything promising to make you rich without any effort is a flat out lie. I've also seen several offers which are nothing more than a book or CD-Rom filled with poorly written idea's on how to make money.
Any legitimate online business should be internet version of a franchise. By this I mean you should be provided with a REAL product to sell; software, eBooks, a reseller website etc. They should also offer you comprehensive training on how to setup your online business and market the product.
Things to look for:
1) Professional reseller website that grabs attention and screams "BUY ME"
2) Software packages with reseller right to supplement the reseller website
3) Step-by-step training to assist you with your setup and marketing campaigns
4) Telephone support – If a company does not give a # it's probably a scam
1) Offers that guarantee success – This is not practical
2) Offers that only supply a book or CD-Rom
3) Pyramid-Scheme Marketing – They simply do not work
4) Any offer that does not supply a valid telephone number
Important Info: A reseller website is the most important aspect of your online business. The reseller website is your way to market the online business program to other individuals looking to create their own business. This has the absolute greatest potential for profits, for example: My reseller website generates $ 200 profit for each person that signs up via my site, 1 signup per day = $ 6,000 per month in profit!
Part Two – Successful marketing tips
How successful a home based online business will be depends directly on the volume of traffic you are able to drive to your website. No matter how convincing your reseller website is, sales simply will not happen unless a steady stream of people are viewing the site. …