Online Business – Friend or Foe?

When I think of an online business, many things come to mind. Internet Marketing, niche marketing, product creation and selling, product launches, affiliate marketing, selling on amazon or eBay… there are many more to add to this.Internet Marketing is huge so there is no chance of ever saturating the market as there are so many different aspects to talk about. A few are, list building, affiliate marketing, how to build a business, website creation, blogging, where to obtain a domain and hosting and so on…One subject that I really need to emphasize is how to create and run an online business. I have been online for years,yet operating a business correctly is fairly new to me. One needs all the pieces of the puzzle in order to do this business thing correctly and profitably. Domain name, hosting, a website setup correctly with a blog, how often to blog, Affiliate product(s) or your own to sell, installing banners and op-tin forms, how and why to form a list of people, correct relationship with the list, Working daily on this business, Yes actual Work, and so much more.Years I spent searching online in a foolish attempt to find a ” very little effort get rich in 5 days like the Gurus ” business.I found and bought many products, many so called ” coaching programs ” which I joined and more products purchased recommended by the coaching programs. All to a tune of over 10 thousand dollars!! It was not until I was online over ten years that I finally realized a few very hard lessons.Lesson 1) There is not, and never will be, a legitimate business that you can ” buy ” from anyone that gets you six figures, within 24 hours, 5 days, 5 weeks, 6 months or even one year.Lesson 2) The single products I am buying will not help me create a business – an E book about how to get a domain name and where to get hosting are 2 important items you need for a business, but only 2 out of many.Lesson 3) An online business takes consistent WORK (I hate doing this) on a daily basis – not EXCUSES (I love doing this).Lesson 4) I need a mentor, coach if you prefer. Someone who has come from the similar background. Started with very little money and experience, gone into debt buying products and programs, gotten out of this debt and has gone on to build a profitable 6 or 7 figure a year business and is obtaining these results consistently, year after year.I have tried for over a decade to understand how to build and run an online business. The only thing I ran up was debt. I have purchased many, now useless products. Have paid for and attended many coaching programs, learned a lot though not how to start and run an online business correctly. I did learn that I need to find a coach (mentor). I have found someone in July of 2015, someone that has a similar background and now owns and runs his own million dollar a year business.With guidance and support from my mentor, I have now begun to build and run an online business correctly. No need to purchase any more products or other coaching programs.If you would like your online business to earn you money, and who would not, you will need to be noticed. Think of fast food restaurants for example. They advertise constantly – you may hear their ads on radio 8 or 10 times a day, or more. You see the ads on television especially during meal hours, perhaps 4 or 5 times in an hour. They do this so you will remember the name when you get hungry. You should do the same thing, ” advertise” yourself by blogging, put your posts on FB, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and other places people will see it. I use Twitter, Google + and FB at the moment, though I will expand to YouTube and perhaps slide-share very soon. Do this at least twice a week and very soon you will begin to notice people will visit your blog, hopefully opting in to your list and they will begin to tell their friends, and so on. You will soon have many visitors to your site, engagement via comments, and before you are aware hundreds of people will visit monthly, then thousands… Now you are NOTICED!This kind of consistent work to get you noticed costs you time, not money. When you are posting multiple times per week and spreading these posts through Face Book, YouTube, Google +, Twitter and other social media, many people will see it and remember you – just as in the example above about fast food restaurants.Once this happens you will then have many thousands who know of you, many of those will like you as well as trust you.These three items – know, like and trust (K.L.T.) are needed in order for people to buy from you. If you know a brand name Sears, Kitchen Aid, Ford, Chevy… you are likely to trust the products they sell, since they have made a reputation for making products that last and stand by the products.You Know and trust the brand and you like the products so you buy them.Get online and GET noticed!Get out there and let them know you!When they know you they will soon like you!When they like you they will then trust you!Then it is much easier to sell them something. You make money they are happy, you are happy.MAKE Some NOISE ONLINE!