It has been said that an Internet business can be run on autopilot with just mere maintenance work every day. Is that true? Well, yes it is! You can create your own automated enterprise. But the secret is to put in some initial work to get to that stage. Once the foundations are set, your business can truly be run most of the time on autopilot.
One of the main reasons people fail in setting up an autopilot business is because they lack systems. Systems work and people fail, someone once said. A system allows an entrepreneur to spend as little time working, but more time creating results while he is not there. A system allows a business to work on autopilot.
So here's how to setup your own "system" for automated profits:
1. Create a simple sales to sell your product. Include an opt-in form on this page as well to collect leads. You should use an autoresponder like Get Response or Aweber, which are the top names in the email marketing industry. The reason why you want to collect leads is because you want to follow-up on those who did not buy on their first visit.
2. Create automated traffic streams. Use as many automated traffic systems as possible, such as Adwords, and your own affiliate programs. If you want to do something like article marketing (submitting articles to article directories), outsource the work to freelancers so you do not have to write the articles yourself.
And that's it! Creating a business that runs automatically depends on you having a website that works 24/7 (you absolutely must have a website) and traffic that comes in without any daily work.