Here are 6 steps in the right direction to starting a home business the Correct way. I have been working online for about 6 years and I have bought or tried almost everything. After learning alot, I thought I would share some of the most important parts to getting you started in working at home.
Plan first! Write down something that gives you a focus. There are some pretty good reports spread out over the net about business planning,When starting a business it is crutical to plan. Some people write full business plans and others just make a time-line of things they want accomplished, either way having something is better than nothing.
Incorporate, it is important that you create a business-like image. I was told before that you have to portray the life you wish to lead and as a professional you must conduct yourself as such. Registering a business has many advantages with taxes, credit and more and entitles you to other things that non-business owners can-not do.You can find services and do-it-yourself kits that will help you get setup.
Your NOTHING without a DotCom! You have to have a real domain name http://www.whateverandaday.com/yournamehere is not professional. Really, does this make you want to give them money? I don’t feel moved. You must get a domain name and hosting to be even slightly considered as a real business. Domain names go for under $10 now a days and hosting can be found for under $8 a month, something that shouldn’t be to out of reach for most marketers.
Accept Credit. Credit cards rule on the internet. Most People don’t care to send in a money order anymore, its slow and can get lost in the mail, just not the best way to pay online. So you must accept credit cards if you plan on selling your own products or anything that you will deliver directly to the customers yourself. It is still a good idea to offer to accept money orders just don’t ship anything before the payment clears with your bank. Still offer the option for people to mail in payment, some people like to do business this way and you would open your sells up slightly.
Advertise. I know it sounds simple enough but you would be surprised by how many people skip this step. I guess they think having a good page is enough, but the internet is huge and you must get the word out about your site. Not just to anyone though, the key is to target you advertising to people who want what you have to offer. There are a variety of methods that one could take to advertise your new site: pay per click(google, yahoo), ezines, newsletters, search engine optimizing, and others.
Followup. Each person that comes to your site after clicking a well-targeted ad is a potential client. They might not necessarily purchase something the first time they visit. Studies have proven that it takes upto seven exposures for someone to purchase a product, and you just can’t get that if you don’t followup. You can use and low-cost autoresponder and a free giveaway to attract subscriber, then send them emails reminding them of you services.
Well, I have shared 6 secerets to starting your business off on the correct path. Please use this information to better yourself, your community and our world. Thank you for reading, pass it on.