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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

How to Build Your Business Online

Imagine how you work your business offline. There are many different avenues that you can take.

In Network Marketing, we call it “putting lines in the water.” You are fishing, anticipating making the big catch! With the Internet, you'll use Internet Fishing Lines.

So, offline, you might run an ad in the newspaper, join a Networking Group, talk to people in a club that you belong to, and even strike up a conversation with strangers while you are out and about.

The Internet is no different.

Online, you might run an ad in a newsletter or e-zine, find a message board where people of like interests gather, participate in email discussion groups, or visit some social networking sites and strike up conversation and get involved.

Look familiar?

There are three tools that I feel are absolutely crucial to your success online

1. A personal web site that sells you! This could be a BLOG.
2. Autoresponders, for business information, follow up and a newsletter. A way to build a list!
3. Leads for your business. People who come to you.

The methods you will use to generate leads are called "Marketing Funnels." This is how you advertise and promote your website and ultimately, your business. Some of these marketing funnels include –

Developing Your List and Getting Subscribers
Dynamic email signature line
Search Engines
Social Networking Sites and Web 2.0 – Facebook, Twitter, Squidoo, YouTube, etc.
Message Boards and Forums
Discussion Lists
Online Profiles
Target Markets
Reciprocal Links
Ezine/Newsletter Ad swaps and advertising
Visiting other Home Based Business Sites
Branding yourself online

You will spend some time initially getting things set up, but once it's done, your efforts are invested in activities that produce results! That equates to a fat paycheck!

The payoff is well worth it and once you are actually building your business this way, you’ll wonder how you ever did it any other way.

EXPECT Success!

Jackie Ulmer


Anonymous said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Jackie Ulmer said...

Thanks Patricia and glad you enjoyed it and found it helpful.

I look forward to connecting with you more.

EXPECT Success!

Jackie Ulmer