What does it take to be successful in an online business?

In an online business you have to have an understanding of general business principles just like any other business in the world.

In an online business you need to understand several areas of business that go into making any business successful, You need to understand first that Location is key.

If you own a brick and mortar business you need to have it in a good location. For example on the corner of two busy streets.

By having the best location for your business your are positioning yourself to generate traffic. Online you want to make sure that the "location" of your business is in the best location that it can possibly be.

Location is the first part to any successful business. And location in business translates to marketing and advertising online. If your website or blog isn't positioned in locations with an affective call to action as to why they should come see what your doing at your site then you just lost without even beginning!

Make sure you have High quality content, content that intrigues readers! content that asks questions, posts pictures video and audio! Mix it up!

The best thing you can do for your online business is have a blog with highly valuable unique content. If you constantly create new content that will position you better in the search engines and help your *KEYWORD* Location!

Make sure you have High quality content, content that intrigues readers! content that asks questions, posts pictures video and audio! Mix it up!

The best thing you can do for your online business is have a blog with highly valuable unique content. If you constantly create new content that will position you better in the
search engines and help your *KEYWORD* Location!

Make sure that you are constantly producing content and delivering value and intriguing people with your writing by asking questions, asking them to leave comments and being extremely interactive.

So whatever marketplace you are in or whatever business you want to make sure that you have a unique viewpoint and show that in your writing and videos and wherever you are online.

The biggest mistake that I see people doing online is not being themselves and trying to share their website and products with everyone. That just doesn't work. You need to give away free value and unique information then once in a while insert an affiliate link or link to your products or services.

The reason I created the wtc method was exactly for that reason. I see so many people trying to not "re-invent the wheel" and do it the guru's way.

One thing that I have realized is that you can follow the same traffic generation strategies and marketing principles that they use but you cannot be them and there products. You need to have your own personality and products and services. When you set yourself apart and have expertise in a smaller niche or sub-niche you set yourself apart from the "rest of the crowd."

I Think that you need to learn these three topics very well in order to be successful online...

1. Websites
2. Traffic
3. Conversion

The first thing that you need to learn is obviously getting a website up, you can do it yourself or hire someone.

It is good to have a basic understanding of websites, html and how wordpress works for example if you are blogging through that platform. The reason it's good to have a basic knowledge in this area is so that you can have it work for you best.

The best websites out there are the most complex yet simple at the same time. Just look at google and facebook, simple yet complex!

So it's good to start to learn and get a basic understanding so that you can make your blog or webpage more exciting and implement different things that may help your sales or opt-in rate such as a video or audio.

And you never know... You may come up with a new "BIG website idea" like facebook or youtube? so it's good to have general knowledge!

The Second thing that is extremely important is traffic generation.

Traffic generation is really not that hard at all. Here are a few examples of ways to start sending traffic to your website immediately.

You can write squidoo lenses, articles, hubpages, blogspot and wordpress free blogs, video marketing through youtube, twitter, facebook, myspace and that's just a start!

The list goes on and on.

Once you start to create content outside of your website that is valuable information you will find that visitors will come visit your website from it. So go to these websites and create content and point them back to your website or blog.

The benefit to making content on these sites also helps with your search engine rankings because it's links pointing back to your site. Traffic is where a lot of people get stuck, BUT if you keep updating content on your site and adding more to other free sites out there like youtube, squidoo lenses and articles it will start to increase.

Just keep working at it! the other thing that I do is i read other bloggers in my marketplaces blog
and I will leave comments on their blog so that I have links from 100's of blogs out there pointing back to mine... :) pretty smart huh? try that one!

The Third part is the last puzzle piece that make's the picture complete.

If you have a website that's getting traffic this is the kicker.
You need to learn sales and marketing.

Conversion is one of the areas that i also see a lot of people get stuck online. They just do not know how to sell through their writing, video or anything!

This is extremely vital to your businesses life and growth. I would recommend reading some sales, marketing, and psychology books to understand how people work and what make's them take action and decide to say "YES!" and click the buy button on your webpage.

The best way to sell is to not sell, what I mean by that is simply offer it ot people as an option.
Your salespage or offer should do the selling. If you come across as desperate to get website visitors in your marketing then it won't work.

Decide to be indifferent about it, the more careless you are about your website the more they will care about it... make sense?
On your salespage for your product and service you want to do a couple of things...
You want to have an amazing offer that is worth more than the cost. If the product is $20 then they should be getting $100 worth of materials.

They should always feel like what they are getting outweighs what they are paying by a long shot. If they are getting more than what they are paying for by a long shot and it will help them in their business or life who wouldn't buy it?
they would feel stupid not too!

That is some of the best advice I can give to anyone who has an online business.

Master and I do mean "MASTER" websites, traffic and conversion.

I encourage you to read the wtc method to learn some of the basics if you haven't already. You can find it here:

http://Davidbeking.com/wtcmethodebook

I don't want your email address! I just want to help you out so I'm giving you my friends the straight download link because you are Tony's subscribers!

I hope that the wtc method can help you out and If I can help to I would love too!

I am now blogging at http://internetbusinessking.com and you can connect with me through the social sites on my blog if you would like.

I hope that you got some golden nuggets out of this post! And I hope that you use them and implement them in your business, I look forward to connecting with some of you soon!


David King

http://internetbusinessking.com

1 comments
  1. David May 7, 2009 at 4:30 PM  

    I hope that you liked this post! :)
    Dbk