An Autopilot Online Business System Anyone Can Use

I started looking into online business models around 20 years ago. Initially I started out with eBay the auction giant. I bought and sold from the site and made a bit of extra money in between jobs.

After a while I decided there had to be a better way to earn money using the internet. I bought an eBook and decided this was probably the best model for selling online. It was a sale which didn’t require anyone to personally be there. It was completely automated and because of the digital product it could be sold internationally, with no postage costs.

Although I knew nothing of how to operate a business like this successfully, I had stumbled on the best possible model for selling online. Nothing could stop me learning and despite many failures, I persevered until I found a business model which works.

It’s called affiliate marketing and allows anyone to sell someone else’s products over the internet. By linking to another product and recommending it, anyone can earn a commission if their link takes a customer to a product and makes a purchase.

Affiliate marketing is a bit like recommending a friend to a nice restaurant. Only, with affiliate marketing, you get to earn a commission if your friend goes to the restaurant which you recommended.

Despite finding this business model shortly after moving on from eBay, it was a while before I found any lasting success with it. I think that’s partly because, at the time, there was very little help available on the internet for affiliate marketers. There were many “how to” courses which I bought, and some were more useful than others. Despite all my “failures”, I persevered and found a good community to learn from.

This, I believe, is a major key to the success of many online entrepreneurs. They don’t do it alone, they have help. I struggled for years because I didn’t know who to turn to for help. It is possible to have success with an online business quite quickly, if you know the best possible route to take, and of course if you have the courage to go through on all the action steps.

The ultimate goal of course, with an online business, is financial freedom. Initially though this wasn’t my goal. My goal was to be earning enough to survive from the internet without a job. I also wanted to earn in a way which was conducive to my happiness. Many of the jobs I had done had been stressful and lowly paid. The internet offered a means to earn from the comfort of my own home. At the time, just having a purpose and a direction was enough, even if it didn’t make money immediately.

As time wore on though, I did wonder whether all this effort was really worth my time. I had made some progress, but there were many times when I thought about throwing it all in. I’m sure this is the same for many others who are out there working away at their various online pursuits.

What kept me going was the simple idea of the eBook I had bought. Someone, somewhere had made a commission from me buying that eBook and downloading it. I was going to do the same thing over and over.

One of my early successes was selling an affiliate marketing “how to” course which I sold using AdWords adverts and a landing page. The automation involved is one of the best things about an online business. It allows you to build a scalable business from anywhere in the world! I ran an advert which sent people straight to a landing page. From there I collected the emails with a piece of software known as an auto-responder.

Emails were automatically delivered to the subscribers and I started selling a few courses. I was just at the point where I could start increasing my budget to make more sales and my advertising platform got shut down. I was inconsolable! It hit me hard and I went through a long period of just having given up. I couldn’t reinstate my account whatever I tried!

The internet is very forgiving though. Before long I was purchasing another course and learning something new. I did get stuck in learning mode for a long time. But, I still use the skills I learned years ago even now.

I got onto another course. This one taught a different approach. It was called The Keyword Academy and the course taught how to target specific keywords with articles and rank them on Google. It’s a long time ago now and I’m sure the techniques are outdated. Things change quickly on the internet. After a good 6 months to a year I got almost nothing for all my work. I had built several websites but most of them were utterly useless!

I really don’t know why I kept going and most (sensible) people would have given up. What kept me going was the idea of a business which ran itself, selling digital products over and over again.

I eventually found the aforementioned community and that’s where I am now. If I had only had access to other people back then! A mentor is definitely what you need with an internet business. It’s far too hard to go it alone. Get access to a community and learn by watching and modelling people who are already being successful.

Nuts and Bolts of How to Make Money Online – For Real

You see a gazillion emails everyday bombarding you for everything imaginable about making money online. How do you tell the difference between hype and ripe?

Well to start off, it has to be simple. You shouldn’t have to create web pages, you shouldn’t have to create capture pages, you shouldn’t have to write auto-responder messages.

Everything should be done for you. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

It doesn’t get any easier than this. All you have to do is learn to send traffic to a capture page to build your list so that you can follow-up and introduce them to you business flopportunity.

Get them from skeptical visitor to getting them engaged by sharing your story. (And everybody has one). Your job is not to sell them on the business, but to build a relationship with the people on your list.

Learn to be a Leader. Get out of the learning curve. Find a strategy that works and… Master It.

If you’ve never grown a business before, if you have zero business experience, no internet experience… you’re in the right place at the right time because there is nowhere better to learn all this… and nowhere easier.

Don’t get left behind – start your business online. It’s very easy to be a leader in your own home business.

You’re told… “We have everything here for you to help you develop the skills that you need to develop. You will learn how to turn those leads into members and to be the leader you want to be.”

Helping other people to realize their dreams, helping other people to become healthier, helping other people to understand or find a solution to the problem they’re having is pretty rewarding – pretty sweet, (and it helps that you’re making big money).

That feeling is what you need to fall in love with. Fall in love with helping the people whom you introduce your business to. You need to put YOU into your business. Engage, Learn, Teach!

And here is a million dollar idea for you…

When you wake up in the morning the first thing you need to do is decide that you’re going to have a GREAT day. Regardless of what went on yesterday, regardless of how good or how bad your results are, regardless of the amount (or lack of amount) is in your bank account, wake up and decide…

You’re going to have a Great Day!

The Three Cs for Online Marketing Success

Online marketing success comes about for every aspiring marketer in a very subjective manner.

The marketer has got to maintain a high consistent positive mental attitude in his or her efforts to succeed online.

Most aspiring marketer come into the business with little or no planning. They lack the skills and book knowledge that is a prerequisite for succeeding on online marketing.

Too often many beginners are too hasty in wanting to try out ‘everything’ online in their quest to succeed online. Eventually they get mentally burned out because their online marketing efforts fail as a result of information overload and most of them ended up suffering from a state of paralysis of analysis. Instead of focusing on mastering one or two online marketing strategies they execute too many strategies that lead them into oblivion when results do not show up.

Having a Correct Mindset

What these beginners lack is a systematic plan or a roadmap to online success. The path to online marketing success is clear when one begins with having the correct mindset to doing the business online. Having a correct mindset to succeed online helps an aspiring marketer to form positive habit patters to learn the basic fundamentals of creating a successful online marketing business.

The 3 Cs of online marketing success

Here are the three Cs for any aspiring marketer to get on the road to create a successful online business

Content

The World Wide Web is a big resource of content. Essentially it’s world of information out there. People now have easy access to information that can help solve their problems. That’s the simple and logical reason for people to make searches with the world’s number one search engine, Google. By using specific keywords, people can search for information instantaneously in Google.

Online marketers have many strategies to get a web business up and running, in order to provide ready information on niche products and services. Having a blog or website is a great start to create a website business.

Content for a website comes in two ways: educational and promotional. Good websites provide content of value that can help provide the information that people are searching for. The saying that Content is King is justified when the information provides an educational value to users of the internet.

At the same time online marketers provide promotional content. The front end to a web business is to provide educational content to offer value to the website reader. A successful web business is well monetized by creating promotional offers to potential customers. Monetization allows an online marketer to promote, market and sell to customers.

Creativity

Promoting a successful and profitable online business implies that we must be able to utilize the ready content to create a highly creative website that can entice and attract website viewers. Content is king but a well-designed Copy is one that converts sales. Good copywriting with content of value is the hallmark of a successful online marketer.

Connect

The World Wide Web is connects the power of Information Technology with that of Social Media. Having a good website or a great product or service does not constitute a business. Without people we have NO business. Ours is now a business of connecting with people. Social media is an integral part of any web business. Social networking platforms drive traffic to our online business. Social interaction is key to the success of any internet marketing business. We can build a successful web business when we can brand our profile in the social networking world. People will gain trust and confidence when they have a perceived idea of what we do in our online business.