7 Vital Steps For Online Success
If you just came online and are looking to make money, understand that many people do, and some of us make BIG money. Some folks just want a few bucks to supplement the paycheck. Others need the money to survive. And then, there are some folks that need the money but they fail because they NEVER take action and do what needs to be done to succeed.
If you’re not one of those people, good for you! You are not going to make money overnight, but you will make money by following these seven steps.
1. Pick a Niche
A niche market is one where people are interested enough and are searching for and buying products for online. Some examples are golf, relationships and dating, dog training, or making money. You should definitely pick a niche that excites and interests you… something you can work with for a long time. First, do a search in a keyword discovery tool, such as Google’s free keyword research tool, and see if people are buying in your niche. If a generic keyword for your niche doesn’t get more than 10,000 searches per month, it’s probably not a very good niche. Only four people a day are searching right now for fire pokers, for example. So, that wouldn’t be a good place to start.
2. Buy a Domain
Think of a domain that contains a keyword for your niche. You can buy domains for under $10 a year, and it’s something you’ll need to have. Your own domain online allows you to have your very own part of the Web.
3. Get Hosting
A place to great number your domain is important. Some registrars (where you buy your domain) have hosting, or you can get a separate account and just change your DNS information. That method you have to tell your registrar to point the domain to your hosting account. If you use GoDaddy, for example, you can use GoDaddy’s hosting, or you can tell GoDaddy to point your domain to great number Gator, for example. Both are places that have inexpensive sets and are very reliable.
4. Build a Squeeze Page
A squeeze page is a single page that includes a headline, some bullet points that outline the benefits of what you’re offering, and an optin box, which you’ll use to collect names and email addresses of people interested in your niche. To get the code for your optin box, you’ll need to sign up for an autoresponder account, which will supply the code for you. The autoresponder company will also house the names and addresses of the people that sign up and it will allow you to send automatic and broadcast messages to them.
5. Choose products
You’ll want to have products to sell to the people on your list so that you can begin to make money. The first thing you should do is go to a site like ClickBank or Commission Junction to find products for your niche. So, if you choose the golfing niche, you may want an eBook that talks about having a better swing, for example. You should buy the products that you want to sell to your list and to make sure that they’re quality information. Sending bad products to your list will give you a bad reputation, and that’s the last thing you want.
6. Write emails for your autoresponder
You’ll want to write at the minimum four articles for your niche that outline problems that people in your niche are having. Then, at the end of each article, offer the folks on your list a product that solves that problem. Let’s stick to the golf example. Talk about putting issues in your article, and at the end, offer the solution… an eBook about improving your putting skills.
7. Send Traffic to Your Squeeze Page
There are many different ways to send traffic to your squeeze page. Some are free, while others are paid. You can set up a blog and write about your niche. Send people to your squeeze page from there. You can write articles and submit them to article directories, and send people to your squeeze page. You can use Google AdWords, post comments in forums for your niche and on blogs that pertain to your niche, or your can use Ezine advertising. Figure out which kind of traffic works best for you and then, use it religiously.