4 Steps To Online Business Profits
The learning curve for launching and growing an internet business can be short and painless, but often is drawn out and made extremely painful by one simple, yet fatal mistake...NOT starting with laser focus.
I hear from people who joint Infomarketer'sZone all of the time - they have worked 12-hour days, bought tens of thousands in courses, training, consulting and yet they see little or no results - why?
It can't be laziness since they are working like dogs!
It's not that they are against training - they have bought numerous programs!
And you know it is not skill or even experience since we know that many people do get it right the first time, and truth be told, they aren't the brightest bulbs on the tree, right?
WHAT DOESN'T WORK
One of the biggest mistakes people make when they start marketing on the internet is jumping into various tactics, techniques or mini-opportunities.
They buy a course on using CPA (Cost Per Action) to generate income or they invest in a course that teaches them SEO (Search Engine Optimization) or perhaps they learn about Building A List...but as you know, none of this will work without generating traffic AND none of this will work unless you can spark enough interest in that traffic to take you up on your offer.
Whooops....big gaps right?
Making money on the internet with your own online business doesn't just take hard work or haphazard training, it takes systematic implementation of a plan that begins with an in-depth knowledge of a given market and continues to progressively build profit based on delivering ongoing value to highly focused target markets.
WHAT DOES WORK!
If you have been going full speed ahead implementing different techniques and tactics...stop everything...take a deep breath and let's make sure this steam engine is headed in the right direction.
To make things simpler, here are 4 steps to take right now, before you take another step in your online business.
1. What market will you focus on and what urgent problem or desire you will focus on in that market - every great product, service or marketing campaign is focused on helping your market get a result they badly want to achieve. You must be crystal clear on what that desired result is and who wants to achieve it. Work through Week 1 of the 6-Week InfoProduct Formula video program found on the left Navigation panel (Week 1 is found here: http://www.infomarketerszone.com/members/department49.cfm ) Notice the way we systematically find and dig into markets to discover HOT opportunities for high-profit products and services.
2. Find or develop a product to offer. What product (your own or affiliate, CPA offer, etc...) or service you will offer that helps your market achieve the desired result. Obviously we are very big on info products, but the idea is to offer a product or service that enhances the speed, simplicity or liklihood that your market will achieve the highly desired result you discovered in step #1
3. Organize ALL of your marketing (part of which is traffic generation) around targeting those who want to achieve that result. Notice that the traffic generation and sales writing tips outlined in the Week 3 videos of The InfoProduct Formula (http://www.infomarketerszone.com/members/department51.cfm) do not haphazerdly generate traffic, but are very focused around targeting exactly those people who most URGENTLY seek out solutions to the challenges you targeted from step #1.
4. Traffic Funnel: Now that you have a laser-focused objective, a very tight message around achieving the highly desired result along with a very focused set of keywords that attract the most desparate product seekers within your marketplace you need to fan out and generate traffic from multiple sources (social networking, articles and content, blogging, video marketing, etc...) - each technique now much more effectively turning your effort into dollars based on the laser focus - the root of this system.
The fact is that 90% of internet marketers work their business in such a fragmented, scattered way that they have virtually no chance of ever making a significant profit and most likely will tire or spend themselves out in as little as 4-6 months.
By following these fundamental online business building principles, you will see your business go in the opposite direction, where business and momentum grows while your effort and pain goes down. That's when this business gets FUN!