The Keys to Online Success

keys to online successThe question is, when it comes to making money online and finding online success, do programs or business models matter? For me the answer has been both Yes and No.

Yes, because the business model that you are involved with can determine the type of success you have as well as how much work you have to put into it and how difficult a sell it is to the customer. I mean, if you do not have a product or service or opportunity that someone else is willing to pay for or get involved with then you may just be out of luck.

So you do need a proven program, no doubt about it, but I also say that programs don’t matter because if you cannot market your product or service, no matter how good it is, you may as well accept the fact that you won’t make a dime. You have to get the training and education required to learn how to generate leads, convert those leads and earn an income.

Generally speaking, there are 5 key components that you need to look at when building a business online.

  1. Program/business model
  2. Training
  3. Marketing system
  4. Mentor/coach
  5. Commitment

The first key component is getting involved with a program that is conducive to the internet marketing world. There are many different income generating programs out there. I personally am involved with a couple and they ALL generate income, but some are just better than others due to my personal requirements (I like residual income) and the amount of work I must exert to build these businesses.

The second component is training. You must get the proper training to get your project off of the ground. There are many different methods of generating targeted visitors to your site and it isn’t that difficult provided you learn and develop the skills necessary to build a business online. There are many successful marketers that provide some training, I personally have a six week training course for people that are interested in learning how to market online and it’s free. (Elite Marketing Systems Group – Six Week Intensive)

A Marketing system is extremely important for a variety of reasons, but mainly due to the fact that most people are not born hard “closers.” I mean let’s get real here, someone that is an super-awesome sales dude or dudette is probably going to find success no matter what the program, right? But what about the average person, how do they find the same success? The rest of us find online success by creating marketing systems that do the informing and selling. This is a key skill that will help the most shy person in your organization become a high earner from recruiting and sponsoring.

Having a mentor or coach around to teach you how to do all of this is HUGE! When someone with experience is willing to take you by the hand and show you “the ropes” you are about 5  steps ahead of everyone else. There is no replacement for someone that is willing to guide you through the rough waters of internet marketing or network marketing. These folks will show you what works, what doesn’t and will help you stay on the most direct path to help you achieve your goals.

Of all of these components, and all of them are important, perhaps the most important is YOUR commitment. Most of us have heard the quote, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make ’em drink.” That is true for anything – and people as well! I can show you exactly how to find markets of people looking for what you have, how to drive this targeted traffic to your sites and how to convert this traffic, but I can’t make you do the work necessary to get the systems in place and to be quite honest, if a person isn’t willing to commit to their own success, then why should anyone else?

Your own efforts will determine how far you go. Your own commitment level will be the main motivating factor as to how much success you will achieve – no matter what the business model or plan.

As I’ve stated above, all of these components are incredibly important. All of the pieces fit together to form the picture of online success, but you do have to make a choice to go after what it is that you want. Once you do that, find the program, find the training and marketing systems and the coach that will take you to the next level. You’ll just have to bring your commitment to the table, but when you do – the treasure you seek is not that far away.

 

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work online at homeA Dream to Work Online At Home

The dream for me was always to be able to work online at home, or anywhere that I wanted to call home for the day. I could picture it and had pictured it in my mind for quite some time and knew that this was what I wanted. Period.

Perhaps some folks that are looking for a business model to get involved with are out of work now, like so many good folks out there and they are desperate to find a way to replace their incomes because as we all know, the bills don’t stop and most of us still like to eat and stuff. Learning ways that will allow these individuals to work online at home is more than just wanting to live a specific lifestyle, it may just be a matter of providing for a family.

Work Online At Home And Control Your Own Life’s Destiny

So, this is the motivation for my post today on how to work online at home. One of the reasons I’m such a fan of this idea in the first place is because I’ve always been a bit of a rebel and just don’t have the stomach for others to tell me how I should be living my life. Sorry mom! I am in love with the idea, always have been, of being a globe trotting entrepreneur! The internet, without a doubt, is one of the most effective ways of being able to develop and live that nomadic lifestyle, so it’s not just about how to work online at home, it could be work online anywhere – provided there is an internet connection and a laptop to use!

Now, how do you go about being able to work online at home anyway? There are so many programs out here it isn’t even funny and of course, I have my own favorites right now. With that said, I have to admit that some business models are much better than others.

For me, when it comes to awesome business models to get involved with I always want to jump towards the network marketing model and for many reasons. First, you have to understand how money flows in an economy. For many with an employee mentality this can be a strange new journey to a reality that has eluded you. Of course, if you have recently been laid off then you also understand how fast reality can rise up and smack you!

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The Rules Of Economics Apply

In most economies out there, money is generated through the sale of a product or service. When you make money online at home, these rules apply like they would offline under any other circumstances…heck the drug business is even a business that operates under the same economic rules as anything else.

Trading Hours For Dollars (There is only one You!)

Service industries are huge, but often times are difficult to create real passive income with because they generally require an exchange of labor (either mental labor or physical labor) for a set income. The plumber comes to your home and you feel is taking you for your life savings, but his or her income is limited by their ability to only work so many hours.

If you want to find a way to make money online at home with the service model there are some things that you could do. Some folks are able to earn an income by developing websites, graphics or perhaps an article or two. If you have the ability to write, then you too can probably find some quick freelance type of work.

As stated above working in any type of service industry can generate some income, but because you are somewhat limited in your ability to work (you do have to sleep from time to time and there are only 24 hours in a day), I don’t really like this method although you can work online at home with many different freelance types of careers, so you could say that this method meets the qualifications of a work online at home type of business opportunity, but just barely.

Work Online At Home Developing and Selling a Product

Now, let’s look at creating a product. If you were able to create a product and market this product successfully utilizing the web, this would certainly qualify as a work online at home type of model. If you create digital products like e-courses for a specific niche or hobby this is even better because you have little in terms of financial capital invested or inventory that must be warehoused.

If you are looking to make money online at home by developing different products you could find a lot of success, but you do need to learn how to develop your product and market your product(s). If you are good at creating content and different products, test these products to ensure that there are markets for them and then are able to test all of this stuff out there then you could make a good living.

Another benefit of utilizing this method to make online income at home is that you can automate much of the process leaving you available to enjoy the rewards of a successful product campaign.

The Dreaded Competition

The downfall of developing a product and getting it out on the internet is that people, also known as your competitors, will develop similar and often times better products and sell them at a cheaper price. Oops, there goes your profits!

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Work Online At Home With A Smile

In my opinion there is one excellent way and one particularly awesome business model that will allow me to meet my goal of being able to work online at home, sell a product or service to others, create a team that will help me continue to grow my business and income and do it with a smile on their face! Network Marketing.

Network marketing or MLM is one of my all time favorite business models and one of the best ways to work online at home today.

Now, I know that there are problems with this type of business model, but try to analyze this model with a business perspective. First, most of the programs have a fairly inexpensive entry level and even at this entry level you have access to products, training and marketing information – worth the cost of entry almost every time!

Second, when you build your business by developing others, you are creating a team that you don’t mind competing against you. Why? Because if you show Bob or Mary how to rank well on the search engines for their products and they do well, then you are also rewarded.

Third, if you are going to have to learn how to drive traffic whether it is with a network marketing opportunity or an affiliate product of some sort. Why not build up traffic with folks that you can teach to develop their own traffic and once again be rewarded for doing so in the sense that you are building your own work online at home business? Like I said, you have to do it anyway and I would rather have these folks on my team rather than compete directly with them down the road.

Developing a Home Based Business is not for Wussies

In the end there are many different ways to develop a business that will allow you to work online at home. The secret is finding one of these programs that works for you. While I have generated an income from many different business models, for me, the network marketing programs are the best and this is why I put them at the number one spot in my businesses that allow me to work online at home or abroad!

 

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