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How To Start An Internet Based Business
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How To Start An Internet Based Business

Learning how to start an internet based business can be tough because everywhere you look on the internet someone is trying to sell you the next "get rich quick" scheme. Today I would like to show you exactly what it takes to get started and how much it costs.

Step 1 - Finding a Niche

The very first step is to decide what kind of business you want, and by that I mean what industry you will be working with. It is recommended that you start with something that you enjoy or are good at doing, such as if you are good at making model race cars try sticking with this as your first niche. 

Step 2 - Setting Goals

You should layout a set of initial goals so that you have something to strive for. I recommend setting different goals for what you expect in a week from now, a month, 3 months to even a year from now. This allows you to keep better track of whether you are reaching your goals or not, because without them your chances for failure are high.

Step 3 - Buying a Domain

A domain is the same thing as your websites name, so you want to find a site name that is short an catchy. This is a difficult decision most of the time because pretty much every good domain name that you can think of is already bought by someone else, so this is where you can get creative.

Step 4 - Affiliate Programs

To make money from your website you will need to offer them some sort of product they can buy associated with what your sites about. If you're having a hard time finding affiliate programs for your specific niche or product, I would try Amazon as they pretty much have anything you can think of there.

Step 5 - Keyword Research

To find the keywords that people are searching for I use the Google Adwords Keyword Tool. You should use this data when making a decision on the content you create for the website. The higher traffic a keyword gets the more potential you have of making a sale.

Step 6 - Website Development

When you build your website and start writing content, give value to your readers and make sure the flow of content is relevant for readers. I like to imagine that I'm writing out instructions for my 80 year old grandmother who doesn't comprehend things all that great, this way I am very thorough with the point I'm trying to make.

Step 7 - Internet Marketing 

Just building a website usually isn't good enough to get ranked on Google and start making money, you also need to let people know you're out there. To do this you should use a variety of internet marketing techniques such as commenting on other people's blogs, directory listings, creating social media accounts and more. You can also use traditional marketing methods such as the radio, newspaper ads and billboards to reach your audience.

If you want to learn more about how to start an online business, there are plenty of good resources available on the internet. I would suggest that you do research about who you take advice from and make sure they are credible in the online community by checking into forums and individual blogs.

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