Building An Online Business On A Budget

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Have You Thought Building A Business Online To Be Out Of Your Reach ?

Build Your Own Business

I am sure most would say, YES.

And believe me I thought the same and was really intimidated by all of the stuff that goes along with building an online business.

I want to put some relieve to your thoughts and probably your fear or intimidation when you look at all the parts that go into putting a business together.

Unlike a small business shop or store you don’t have to sort of not have an overhead, no employees unless you outgrow your capacity which could happen, you also don’t even need a product believe or not.

You can create a simple blog or website around your passion and use other people’s product to sell on your site or build an online store using Drop Shipping provided by wholesalers.

Here is the break down the basics of what is needed to build your own online business website or blog:

  1. You need Hosting for your site ( $10 a month )
  2. Domain Name ( $12 a year )
  3. Email Autoresponder ( $20 a month )
  4. Now you need other people’s products you could sell on your site. Here are a three popular affiliate networks you can join for free: Clickbank.com, CJ.com and Amazon.com.

That’s It! You can get by with this only until you grow your business further.

Another way to sell affiliate products is to join an Affiliate Marketing platform that provides you with the training, tools and resources plus products you can sell without having to build a website or blog.

Two of the more popular affiliate marketing platforms are:

  1. Elite Marketing Pro

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  1. Mobe

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Wholesaling Products On eBay or Personal Website:

how-to-make-money-on-ebayAnother very popular method of making money online is by selling products on eBay but the challenge for most is finding products to sell on eBay.

Most product owners will not sell to private individuals and will definitely not wholesale to you as a private individual.

But fortunately there are wholesale suppliers that offer Drop Shipping directly to the customer so you don’t have to stock inventory and worry about order fulfillment or payment processing which is an excellent choice for selling products on eBay or on your website too.

This wholesale directory sources also provides you with the opportunity to create your own online store without having to build your own website or stocking your own products.

These are two popular ways of selling online and Building An Online Business On A Budget.

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Affiliate Marketing For Beginners

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Never Done Affiliate Marketing Before ?

No Problem!

Affiliate MarketingIt’s not as complicated as you might think. You just need to do it correctly so you maximize your marketing efforts.

You will be required to do marketing in order to get people to see what your selling. You have different methods of marketing but marketing can get a little tricky.

Here I will be giving you an overview of affiliate marketing for beginners and what you need to do in order to get started.

In affiliate marketing you are selling products that others have already created and are already set up to take orders. This makes affiliate marketing a very attractive business and many are raking in some serious dough with it and you can too.

This is not only affiliate marketing for beginners it is also for those who are currently struggling with affiliate marketing as well.

First thing you need to do is figure out what product you will sell and which niche would you prefer to work with. My advice is to select a niche that you know something about and can write about it with the knowledge you already possess.

It is easier to write and talk about something you know well and it will reflect in your Ads, Copyrighting, and your sales funnels.

In this example I will be going over the Health & Fitness Niche ( make sure to watch video below ) which is a very competitive niche but room for anyone to make a few bucks because it is a Billion Dollar industry and people are spending a lot of money to find these products and this is where you come in.

Quick Tip: As a coincidence this is the time of year when this niche is mostly pitched by health & fitness companies, affiliates and big department stores. This time a year people are just getting over the holidays and ate a little extra, if you get what I mean.

And most have made their new years resolution of loosing a few pounds to fit that bathing suit they plan on buying or already purchased for that vacation they are planning to go on.

Second thing you need to do is find an affiliate network that you can find a reputable product that is selling and doing well. You don’t want to sell a crappy product to others because I am sure you wouldn’t appreciate it as well.

You have to put yourself in your customers shoes and ask yourself why would you buy the same product that you are trying to sell.

There are many free affiliate networks you can sign up with and some of the popular ones are:

  • Clickbank.com
  • CJ.com ( Commission Junction )
  • Shareasale.com
  • Amazon.com
  • Jvzoo.com
  • and many others…

Once you sign up for one or more affiliate networks than you will find a product you would like to sell.

Third thing is once you find a product then you would like to do a little bit of keyword research to find keywords people are searching for online to find the health & fitness product you plan to sell.

You could use a free tool like Google Keyword Planner to find your keywords you will be using in your marketing campaigns.

Here is a video I previously recorded on doing keyword research below:


You want to go after low competition keywords that have a low CPC ( Cost Per Click ) so you don’t blow your budget and not get the results you are expecting which ultimately is making sales.

In the video above I did not discuss this strategy but if look at the video you will see that in the Google keyword tool next to the Competition Tab you will see the Suggested Bid Tab. Click on this tab twice so you will get the lowest bid on the keywords it will display and you could use in your marketing campaigns.

Fourth thing is once you find at least 10 to 20 keywords it’s time to build your sales funnel or better yet your lead funnel.

For this I highly recommend you have a lead capture builder like one offered inside Elite Marketing Pro and here is a video I recorded about what you get with this system which additionally gives you over ten top products you can sell as well and give you all of the marketing training your need to build cost effective marketing campaigns.

Also ( highly recommended ) you will need an email autoresponder like Aweber or GetResponse at a minimum. Why ?

The Money Is In The List!

To make it in this business you want to capture your leads and prospects email information to stay in touch with them and follow up with other free reports, bonuses or other products you might have or find that you would like to share with them.

This affords you the luxury of building a list that you can just send an email to and potentially grow your business and your sales without having to continue to pay for additional marketing every time you have a product to offer. It’s the smart way to do affiliate marketing.

I discussed this in more detail in my previous blog post, go here to read more: How To Create A Lead Capture Page Using Elite Marketing PRO which is the next step you need to do in order to collect your leads and prospects email information.

Your list will be your most valuable asset you will have in your business and will guarantee you longevity in your business.

The email autoresponder will manage all of your lists for you so you can efficiently stay in touch with your subscribers and your customers all in one place.

You can segment your lists by niche, subscriber status or buyers list which you should do to make life easier on yourself when wanting to contact your list and send them other products, tips or free reports you would like to share with them.

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Facebook Social Media Is The Biggest Marketing Opportunity

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facebook ppcMarketing as an activity is all about reaching the right customers with the right products, and the result sought has delighted customers who are more than willing to open their purses wide enough to boost their revenues.

For many years, marketers stalked their target customers through various means and by trying to get their message across to spread awareness about their wares.

Traditional Means of Communication

Traditionally, marketing communications were conducted via print, broadcast and such traditional media through disruptive advertising, where advertisements appear in between the content of interest for the customer.

Traditional media does give a large reach to a marketer with its programming of mass appeal.

However, the wastage is equally high, since a large portion of the audience would belong to a different segment than the one that is to be targeted by the marketer.

Enter Social Media and the Internet

The revolution stirred by the internet as a medium took place because of the fact that it is highly personalized and provides more content on-demand than any other available medium.

Social sites proliferated far and wide in their usage for a few simple reasons:

  • The power to create and distribute content is equally available to every user, irrespective of him/her being a customer or a marketer. In the earlier forms of media, that power rested with the editorial staff of the channel or the advertiser, but hardly ever with the user.
  • The medium is completely personalized, and a user can create or join groups and further create content based on what he/she likes.
  • Opinions are free and fair. This is one reason why social media is of utmost concern to marketers, since buying decisions are no more influenced as much by advertisements. The traditional word-of-mouth marketing approach has grown leaps and bounds on social networks.

Facebook – At the Center of Social Media

With over a billion (and growing) unique users worldwide, Facebook is the number one social networking site in terms of activity and subscriptions.

What started as a garage initiative by Mark Zuckerberg has now become the biggest phenomenon on the internet.

A user interface that allows for quick communication and the ability to create fan pages and groups at the click of a mouse button are what make Facebook extremely popular.

Another important reason for its immense popularity is the wide variety of social applications that have been developed and made available within the Facebook environment.

These applications can allow users and friends to do joint activities like playing games that run endlessly, sharing photos, videos, and web links, and many more.

How does this help a marketer?

Traditionally, media plans were drawn to include television channels, publications, or any other media that can grab maximum eyeballs and effectively reach a selected target audience.

The science of segmentation and targeting has become only more accurate in the case of social media.

Facebook provides a wide variety of avenues to communicate with the audience, which opens up an entirely different world of possibilities to have a fruitful dialogue with customers.

Some of these methods used popularly by marketers are:

Advertising: The first opportunity, which is the mostMarketing obvious one, is advertising on Facebook. The difference, however, is the fact that you can create your own advertisement in a matter of minutes and also specify the details of your target group in terms of demographics and types of discussions where you want your advertisement to appear.

Fan Pages: Facebook allows every brand, as well as individual users, to create fan pages for their favorite celebrities and their own homegrown businesses.

Large brands have also created their official pages on Facebook that have a huge, immediate fan following around the world. The fan page has immense utility to convey first hand information about the brand and also to collect immediate and frank feedback from your customers.

Branded applications: One of the most effective ways to engage a user toward your brand is by creating an application; this could be a game or a contest, with your branding coming across subtly through it.

What makes Facebook even more exciting is the way it allows you to target your communication sharply just to the customer segment you want to attract.

It also provides analytics and page insights that give good feedback and measurement on the activity done.

The options provided by Facebook can be creatively explored and used judiciously for bringing about maximum benefits to any brand.

However, while doing all this, you need to be aware of the fact that customers have an equal say and have the ability to respond immediately to any of your actions with a thumbs up or a thumbs down.

Availing the service of a social media consultant to work out a social media strategy may be required so that your efforts will not be in vain.

Learn how to get targeted marketing leads and sales, disocver this one secret: Facebook Secret Uncovered

Social Signals And Social Networking ? – in this blog post we reveal some other social signal strategies to apply into your business. Read more at: http://buildabusinessonabudget.com/social-signals-and-social-networking/

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Which Affiliate Networks To Look Out For When Promoting ?

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Affiliate MarketingThere are many horror stories about affiliate programs and networks. People have heard them over and over again, that some are even wary of joining one.

The stories they may have heard are those related to illegal programs or pyramid schemes. Basically, this kind of market does not have real, worthy product.

You do not want to be associated with these schemes. It is obvious you want to be with a program that offers high quality product that you will readily endorse.

The growing number of those who have joined already and are succeeding immensely is proof enough that there are reliable and quality affiliate programs out there.

Why participate in an affiliate program?

It allows you to work part-time. It gives you the opportunity to build a generous residual income. And it makes you an owner of a small business.

Affiliate programs have already created lots of millionaires. They are the living testimony of how hard work; continuous prospecting, motivating and training others pay off.

If ever you are deciding to join one, you must take note that you are getting into something that is patterned to what you are capable of.This will be an assurance that you are capable of doing anything to come out successful.

How do you choose a good affiliate program to promote ?

Here are some tips you may want to look over before choosing affiliate networks:

1. A program that you like and have interest in. One of the best ways of knowing if that is the kind of program you wish to promote is if you are interested in purchasing the product yourself. If that is the case, chances are, there are many others who are also interested in the same program and products.

2. Look for a program that is of high quality. For instance, look for one that is associated with many experts in that particular industry. This way, you are assured that of the standard of the program you will be joining into.

3. Join in the ones that offer real and viable products. How do you know this? Do some initial research. If possible, track down some of the members and customers to give you testimonial on the credibility of the program.

4. The program that is catering to a growing target market. This will ensure you that there will be more and continuous demands for your referrals. Make inquiries. There are forums and discussions you can participate in to get good and reliable feedbacks.

5. A program with a compensation plan that pays out a residual income and a payout of 30% or more would be a great choice. There are some programs offering this kind of compensation. Look closely for one. Do not waste your time with programs that do not reward substantially for your efforts.

6. Be aware of the minimum quotas that you must fulfill or sales target that is too hard to achieve. Some affiliate programs imposes pre-requisites before you get your commissions. Just be sure that you are capable of attaining their requirements.

7. Select one that has plenty of tools and resources that can help you grow the business in the shortest possible time. Not all affiliate programs have these capacities. Make use you decide on one with lots of helpful tools you can use.

8. Check out if the program has a proven system that can allow you to check your networks and compensation. Also check if they have it available online for you to check anytime and anywhere.

9. The program that is offering strong incentives for members to renew their membership each time. The affiliate program that provides continuous help and upgrades for its products have the tendency to retain its members. These things can assure the growth of your networks.

10. Be aware of the things that members are not happy about in a program. Like with the ones mentioned above, you can do your checking at discussion forums. If you know someone in that same program, there is ho harm asking if there are many downsides involved.

Have a thorough and intensive knowledge about the affiliate program and network you will be promoting on.

Knowing the kind of program you are getting yourself into will make you anticipate and prevent any future problems you may encounter.

If you want to learn how to become an affiliate marketing ninja than you might want to checkout my friend Mark’s free training and tools that can create a great road map for you making money online.

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Whats Needed To Run A Business From Home?

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Here some tips I have learned over the years on what is needed to run a business from home…

start a home business todayFirst you must know what your goal is and what you want to accomplish. If you want to help people make money then you need to know how to get the product that shows them how to make money and delivered to them with finesse.

Here are some of the fundamentals of a business from home with your own product:

  • Do a market research for your business.
  • Build a product or use one you already have.
  • Have a website and/or blog.
  • Have an email autoresponder service like Aweber.
  • Have Capture Pages or Squeeze Pages to funnel your subcribers.
  • Have a Merchant Account ( Paypal, InfusionSoft, Google Network, etc… )
  • Build an email swipe file to send to your subscribers.
  • Get Traffic to your website.

Here are the fundamentals of a business from home without a product:

  • Do market research for the product keywords.
  • Build a website and/or blog ( Not Necessary But Recommended )
  • Get an email autoresponder service like Aweber.
  • Join Affiliate Networks to sell anyone else’s product like Clickbank, Linkshare, CJ.com, Amazon Affiliate Program and many others if you do a Google search.
  • Get traffic to the affiliate products.

Option # 3 – Join a complete done for you system like Elite Marketing Pro that is practically automated for you, has great training and shows you how to run your business from home and ready for you to get traffic to the system.

The differences on the surface are you don’t need a product if you decide to go with the Affiliate Marketing method.

Capture pages are sometimes available and if not you need to build some. Why? You need to get your visitors and prospects at minimum their email information. Without this you will never make it in a home business…Fact!

However, if you decide to go with your own product than it is very rewarding but be ready for many challenges and possibly a costly undertaking. Before you take on this kind of project on you must do a very thorough market research and have an answer to your, Why?

Other key and important things to run a business from home is Time Management. You need a checklist that keeps you focused on productive tasks.

  1. Like, Placing Ads to market your business.
  2. Set up and maintain your social media ie. Facebook, Twitter, Google+ ( Highly Recommneded )
  3. Create High Quality, High Value content for you blog. ( If this is not your cup of tea, you can outsource it )
  4. Study what other successful businesses in your market are doing and implement it into your business and website/blog.
  5. Always open the line of communication with your affiliate team members and help them achieve success too. ( Everyone Wins! )
  6. Make sure to seek out other successful entrepreneurs in your space. This is the quickest way to accelerated success.

Making money online is just as simple as you might think but unfortunately most people over-complicate the whole darn process.

This is why their is always a huge market for entrepreneurs like me who help others seeking to build a Real business online.

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