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    8 Replies Latest reply on Feb 6, 2008 1:11 PM by rockamore1

    Internet Marketing

    Flashy Newbie
      I would like to start an Internet Marketing business, but I really do not know where to start. Can anyone please assist me? What are the things that I should have and how do I get them. Thanks.
        • Re: Internet Marketing
          LUCKIEST Guide
          Why an Internet Marketing Business?? First of all welcome to this web site.
          Tell us more about yourself and why the Internet Marketing if you really do not know where to start.
          Can you develop a Business Plan?? Are you working NOW?? How soon??
          LUCKIEST
          • Re: Internet Marketing
            FCPainter Adventurer
            Hate to do this to you, but a little more detail would be helpful. What type of Internet Marketing company would you like to start. ARe you currently running your own business and want to take it online or are you thinking of starting a business for the first time? Who would be your target customer? ARe you looking to help other small businesses market themselves online or are you looking to market to larger customers.

            Give us a feel for what you really would like to do and then the advice will be 100% better
            • Re: Internet Marketing
              LUCKIEST Guide
              Maybe this will help, LUCKIEST

              6 Steps to Small Business Success

               


              1. Start Smart
              2. Plan Ahead
              3. Set up Systems
              4. Seek out Sales
              5. Aim for Growth
              6. Leverage Opportunities

               

              1. Start Smart.
              Identify a niche. Don't compete to be the lowest cost provider. Look
              for what makes your product or service unique and adds a special value
              for the client and charge for that value. Every business has many
              facets. Start with what you know and like; start a business that has
              meaning to you. Keep in mind that we don't know what the future holds,
              many of the jobs and businesses of tomorrow don't exist today. You can
              create your own success.

               


              Now is the time to dream. To start smart, you should like the idea of
              the business. The way to earn a good income and build wealth is by
              serving clients well, making their life better in some way-it's more
              than filling a need in the marketplace. To succeed you want to test the
              idea to make sure your potential clients like the idea too. Test your
              ideas.

              2. Plan Ahead.
              People often ask me why bother with a business plan? Look at the
              lottery as an example. You may get lucky and get the winning ticket,
              but the odds are against you when you rely on random chance. I'm a risk
              taker...but not that much, minimize the risk of going into business and
              maximize your potential for success. Take the time to write a plan of
              how you get from point A to point B. A plan gives you a clear future
              focus and increases your chances of success.

               


              The first rule of a start-up is put some of your own money in the
              business. As the owner you must be willing to capitalize the business.
              The second rule is put as little of your own money as possible in the
              business. Prepare your plan and look for funding for your business from
              multiple sources, which can include a business loan or business line of
              credit.

               


              Don't go it alone. Plan ahead now to build your team. Your team may
              include a CPA and an attorney that you work with as needed. Add a
              mentor from your industry and get a SCORE mentor to help you plan for
              success. No one has all the answers. You get more ideas and information
              by building a success, support team that can help you plan ahead.

              3. Set up Systems.
              The most basic system every business should have is a good financial
              system. Ask yourself how am I going to generate enough income to
              support myself and my family. Begin here. Put together a personal
              budget, so you know what it costs you to live. Now, you can move on to
              the business budget and sales planning, so you can see how many sales
              you need to break even and make a profit. The start-up expense plan,
              operating budget and your accounting software are vital to your
              success.

               

               

              4. Seek out Sales.
              The daunting question is how do you go about seeking out your first
              sale. Recognize that since you don't have a big ad budget to be seen by
              everyone, you need to target a niche and get connected in your market
              community, be it local, regional or national. You need other people
              selling for you-not employees-goodwill referrals. Get out and talk to
              as many people as you can. Join organizations that would have clients
              for your product or service. Become a visible part of your market, and
              then ask for the sale. You begin the sales process with people that you
              know. Yes, it's okay to start with friends and family as your first
              customers, and then broaden from there.

               

               

              5. Aim for Growth.
              The basic tenant of creating a company is that you own the company. You
              are not just creating a job for yourself. It's less risk and less
              investment to get a job. Building a business is creating a company that
              is more than the job itself. Think about the future. How large do you
              want the company to be in terms of sales, net profit and employees?
              Your answer to each of these questions will influence how you grow.
              There are varying costs and profits associated with growth. It's
              important to make a deliberate choice early about how you want to grow
              your company.

               


              6. Leverage Opportunities.
              Good luck. Good fortune. Good timing. All play a part in business. As a
              business owner, be very clear about your core focus for the business
              and how it serves clients. Your core business is what pays the bills.
              Then, as an entrepreneur you are about opportunity. When you see a
              potential opportunity or stroke of luck measure it against your core
              business focus. Good fortune is great, when it matches your vision for
              the business. Always consider if a good opportunity is the right fit
              for your business. If something looks great, but it's not in sync with
              your long-term plan and budget, think carefully before committing your
              company's resources.
              • Re: Internet Marketing
                CEO Space Scout
                Flashy,

                Welcome to the forum.

                You can do this for free as has been explained in other posts. However, I've found that most people need some assistance.

                Go to http://www.your-multiple-income-streams.com and click on free web site.

                This give you your own domain, hosting, you get to pick the domain name, search engine submission, and about 50 other benefits. You start of with 5 streams of income and then can add as many more as you want. The site is free and all this plus hosting for $19.98 a month.

                You could be in business in the next 24 hours.

                You also get step by step instructions, you have total control of what is on your site, tutorials, free ebooks.
                and a private forum with thousands of people to help you.

                And more than I could post here.

                Good Luck

                Kathy
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                  TGA000 Wayfarer
                  I'm going to take a shot in the dark you want to sell info products? That's level 1.

                  Okay, so you don't hit burnout in like 10 minutes let me give you the quick way to see your first $100.

                  Here's why I'm doing this: most new internet marketers will hit all these walls and just give up. It's actually quite easy to make money IF you don't start grabbing all those "limited time offer" deals!

                  I have made a movie of this for my list, but you can just go to the landing page.

                  Nothing to buy. Make sure you follow the directions.

                  http://www.theguruassassin.com/MakeYourFirst100.htm
                  • Re: Internet Marketing
                    talkfusion Wayfarer
                    Hi Flashy!

                    How about a business in itself and a product that can be used in other businesses to help them with their growth.

                    Go to: www.talkfusion.com/1252791 and check this out. You have never seen anything like it. Where can you find something, again that is a business within itself, but also something that any existing business can use to help increase profits and help reduce advertising costs. This is the best of both worlds!

                    Please feel free to call or send me an email if you would like to speak further.

                    Best Regards,
                    Don Egnor
                    813-842-6131
                    www.talkfusion.com/1252791
                    • Re: Internet Marketing
                      rockamore1 Wayfarer
                      Start your own marketing business recruiting Travel Agents for TraVerus Travel and get PAAAIIIDDD, lol.

                      Step1: CALL ME

                      229-415-1144, L. Rockamore