It’s Easy Starting A Web Business

There are 4 things you need when starting a web business

  1. $50
  2. A computer
  3. An internet connection
  4. An experienced internet marketer to show you exactly what to do

THAT’S ALL!!

You don’t need hundreds of eBooks, tons of expensive software. You don’t need any experience either. As long as you can use a keyboard and mouse you can start a web business today. You don’t need lot’s of cash to start, you can literally have a website up and running for under $50.

Once you have your site up and running all you have to do is drive traffic (people) to it, and there are plenty of free ways to drive traffic. You can write articles and blogs, use Twitter and Facebook, free advertising, social networking sites, discussion forums and more. You leave a link to your website on these sites, and interested people will visit your site.

Many people are put off starting a web business because, on the outside it seems pretty complicated, but once you look into it, it really is a piece of cake. There are just 4 steps to getting your website live and running.

  1. Register a Domain Name
  2. Set up a Hosting Account
  3. Create a Landing Page
  4. Upload your Web Files to your Host

OK that might seem complicated if you are a complete novice or “newbie”, but once you are familiar with the jargon you will walk it, believe me.

Registering a domain name

First decide on a name for your website, then type in “domain names” into your browser. There are a lot of sites for domain registration so shop around the first page until you find the cheapest. I use namecheap. Ideally you want a domain name ending in “.com” A domain name will cost you on average $10 for 12 months. Then it is exclusively yours, and no one else can use that name.

Setting up web hosting

When you have your domain name, you need a home on the web for it to live in. This is called a web host. Type “web hosting” in your browser and check them out. There are literally thousands of web hosting companies, but just check out those on the first page and look for one that is cheap that offers unlimited free web hosting. What this means is that once you have paid to host your first domain, you can add-on unlimited domains without having to pay for hosting them. Domain hosting will cost you on average $37 for 36 months.

Creating a web landing page

The first thing people will see when they go to your website is your landing, or home page. It is possible to create your own landing page using a free HTML editor, but a great deal of thought needs to go into (a) the lay out and (b) the content of the page. It is very important to have a landing page that is attractive, neatly laid out, easy to navigate and has valuable content. Many web pages I have seen are awful, very cluttered and badly laid out. You can download free web templates from various sites.

Uploading your web files to your host

When you are absolutely happy with your landing page you will need to upload it to your web host. For this you need the services of an FTP client.There are many FTP Clients available on the internet which deal with this process. FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol. An FTP client enables you to upload and download files between your computer and your internet host. The most popular FTP client is Filezilla and it is free to download.

Once you have uploaded your web files, (web pages, videos,images etc) to your web host your website will be up and running live on the web!!

Now, I understand that I’ve only given you a rough idea of what to do to start your web business, and that is why I am going to put you in touch with an expert internet marketer who is totally devoted to helping people like you and me to become successful online. He is unique in the fact that he explains every little detail in layman’s terms with step-by-step video tutorials. He covers every aspect of how to start from scratch, and in no time you will have grasped just how easy and exciting this business is. He has helped me, and thousands like me to become successful internet marketers.

This guy really knows the business inside out and his aim is to help you be successful not rip you off. He will get you up and running starting your web business. Visit Chris at his site now and listen to what he has to say, it will be the best thing you will ever have done!

How To Be Successful With A Home Based MLM Business Opportunity

First of all it is important that you really do know your business inside and out. You are the expert in what you are doing so in order to be a success you need to be able to deal with every single questions that is put to you. How you answer a question can really determine if someone is going to spend some money with you.

Of course you also need to have the right product to sell. It is important to take your time and go through the various home based MLM business opportunity options available and see which one really grabs your attention. It is a lot easier to sell things if you personally like the service or product. It is very difficult to successfully fake enthusiasm for a product or business.

It is important that you are proactive in everything you and never think success is going to come to you without effort. You really should plan what you need to do in a day and make sure you get through each task, so if your task is making a certain number of calls that day, don’t quit for the day until all calls are done.

Carefully look at the product you have and spend time researching where the people are that would most attracted to it. It is important that you take your product and business to them instead of just sitting back and waiting. Market it directly to them and considering sending out samples to influential people.

For the internet this can mean going to websites or social media groups. It is important that you do not just sit there and spam the place as this is not going to give you the desired effect. Instead you are going to get more success by becoming a valued member of the community and people are then more likely to buy from you more than once if you have a product on those lines.

You should realize that you are going to have to deal with rejection as nobody gets a perfect conversion rate. It is how you deal with this rejection that really determines how well you are going to do so you do have to consider this part before you even begin.

Finally do remember that this is not going to be an overnight thing and do not set your goals too high as to avoid disappointment when you do not hit them. You need to look at this home based MLM business opportunity as a long-term plan, and if done right, it can lead to a substantial income.

How to Move From Being the IT Guy to a Trusted Business Advisor

For years, a typical IT company has made a living from installing software, selling hardware and fixing computers.

With the advent of the Cloud and the decrease in the complexity of deploying and managing IT, the world is changing for IT providers and making a living from technical knowledge alone is becoming more and more difficult.

Change is hard, and if you’re making a good living from the status quo of installing and maintaining servers then it’s tough to consider a world where you don’t do this.

But many progressive IT companies and Managed Service Providers are already looking to expand their scope beyond support and maintenance to offering expertise in areas such as Sharepoint and CRM customisation – specialities where business owners will understand and value the help you can offer them.

Although there are still a lot of IT Solution Providers who think the Cloud and services like Microsoft Office 365 are the worst thing ever to affect their business, I’ve been encouraged by the number of conversations I’ve had with IT Solution Providers who are not only open to the idea of changing their business models away from pure monitoring and maintenance contracts, but now really believe that they can be more than the “IT Guy” to their clients – that that they can grow into true “Trusted Business Advisors”.

For MSP’s and other IT Solution Providers, I think there are a number of techniques you can begin to use to start the transition away from the “IT Guy” to “Trusted Business Advisor”.

Raise the bar of professionalism internally

Think about the type of company you’d like to do business with. Everything from how they answer the telephone, to how they dress and carry themselves, to how they keep the lines of communication open internally and externally. Set standards, create systems internally to support this vision, and start being that type of company. People (including your clients) will notice and you’ll be surprised to find your clients approach you for more than just Technical advice, but much more besides.

Quarterly Business Reviews

Meet with your clients to talk about their business. Not technology. Not licensing. Not projects. Simply a chat about their business and the challenges they face. You should be doing this a minimum of every quarter, but the best companies realise the value of regularly dropping by for a cup of tea and a chat. Doing so will surprisingly uncover a lot of opportunities for you, but more importantly helps your client understand that you’re interested in the success of their business and are therefore someone who can support their progress.

Use a PSA Tool

If you’re not already using a Professional Services Automation (PSA) tool such as Autotask or ConnectWise, start thinking about doing so tomorrow. Using such a tool, which is designed specifically for IT Solution Providers, forces you to clearly understand the necessary business processes required to support your own businesses growth. You’ll then begin to look at your clients businesses in a different light and understand how you can help them to become more efficient too. Which leads me on to…

Sell CRM

A PSA tool such as Autotask is designed specifically for IT Solution Providers. For most other industries, including those of your clients, such a dedicated tool doesn’t exist – but your clients have a need for such a tool anyway. This is where you come in. Simply selling your clients a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software package is one thing, but offering them your expertise to configure that CRM package to support their specific business requirements is a real value add that enables you to deeply understand your clients business inside and out.

Conclusion

This stuff works. I know because I’ve helped some of my clients focus on making these changes this year and I’ve seen the subtle difference in the way they now carry themselves with more confidence, the improved relationships they subsequently have with their clients, and the increase in the amount of money they earn as a result.

Start using any one of these techniques, and whilst you’ll notice changes, you’ll quickly begin to realise the other techniques go hand in hand. They all support one another in your goal to grow your business to cope with the changing market.

Start using all of the techniques, even at their most basic level, and your clients and prospective clients will begin to perceive you less as the “IT Guy” and more as their “Trusted Business Advisor”

Home Based Business Opportunities For Women – Are You Daring Enough To Take Advantage?

The key to stress-free living is to find the balance between your work and your home life. Running a home based business gives you the freedom and independence to financially support yourself while allowing you to spend more time doing what you want to do. As the owner and manager of your business, you have the power to make managerial decisions regarding the direction of the business and make your ‘work schedule’ fit into your schedule. With the use of advancing technology, the number of home based business opportunities for women is unlimited. You can take advantage of these opportunities and with careful planning, and determination, turn any idea into multiple money making streams of income.

Many legitimate home opportunities for women have low start up costs. Often after few months the business profits exceeds the amount paid in start up costs. Due to the nature of the business, you never have to worry about requesting time off and missing important events since you have the ability to work from anywhere at any time. In home businesses provide an instant source of income that allow you to determine how frequently and how much you are paid.

Although you can operate certain businesses inside your home such as an answering service, a home-based child care center or provide in home training, the most lucrative businesses are online businesses. You don’t have to worry about damage to your home, and online businesses allow you flexibility from day to day. When you are working online from a computer, your overhead cost is minimal.

Through the use of the invaluable internet, you have the ability to tap into unused and underused markets. Developing your business and marketing online helps you reach a wider scope of customers, thereby increasing your profit margins. If you go online and do your research, you’ll find plenty of online tools and resources available to help you build and maintain your website as well as teach you how to direct your traffic to your site.

Home based business opportunities for women are for the serious minded woman who is independent, fearless and not afraid of taking risks–or testing her ideas. This is a woman who knows no matter what it takes, is willing to learn how to run and operate a successful business, because she knows that a successfully run business will eliminate her financial worries associated with today’s unstable economy. So now that being said…ask yourself…are you this woman?

Yes anyone can start a home based business. You don’t have to be a specialist, but to be successful, you must be a self-starter, motivated, business-minded and determined individual. This combined with a focused mind and effective marketing, are the pillars that you need to insure your success. Are you ready to get stated?