The aim of any Online Business is to earn money. Needless to say that your success will be measured on how much money is coming in to your pocket. In terms of just how much money we are looking into, studies show that the internet industry is looking at cashing $230 billion this year alone. Don’t you just want to have a share of that? Well, I do. Let me show you how to start earning from the internet.
1) Planning Stage
Don’t ever think even just for a second that you’ll succeed without a plan. The internet industry is full of competitive people who want to cash in. A well prepared plan will be your roadmap in building and maintain a successful business in the internet. Here is short list to guide you:
a. Product – You either sell your own product/service or selling someone’s product/service.
b. Target Market – Know who are your customers. Find a niche that is not fully saturated. Build everything about your business around your target market.
c. Goals – Have a definite goal in your mind. Follow the SMART formula: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely.
d. Contingency Plan – Always have a fall back plan. You are bound to face several challenges and not all of them will be easy. Learn how to take care of your business when things go the other way around.
2) Money Making Stage
Now that you have studied your target market and have your products ready, you need to start making money. Implement your plan and hope for money to start coming in from your Online Business.
a. Domain – Think of the internet as large mass of land. In order to be part of the land, you need to buy or rent some of it. Having a domain is like having a right to use piece of that land.
b. Website – Your website will be your store. Your website is where most of your transactions will occur. It is where people can obtain your product or services. Make sure that your website is easy to navigate and understand. Also, avoid flooding your website with unnecessary animations that can slow down the loading time. The contents of your website should be focused on selling your product. Don’t just write anything on your website. Make sure that it is focused on your target market.
c. Security – Most people have fears when it comes to the security of transactions they make online. Assume all safety precautions such as opting for a antivirus service. Also, ease the concerns of your customers by providing actual addresses and contact numbers.
By this stage you’ll be earning money. Study your goals again and compare your actual earnings with your goals.
Did you meet your goals?
If yes, then congratulate yourself and probably you can expand your goals. Or you can start using the same plan with another business venture.
If no, identify which parts of the plan are weak. Correct certain parts of your plan and observe if it fixes the situation.
An online business is just like any other business. It follows certain rules in making it successful. Plan, implement, and correct.