Whats Needed To Run A Business From Home?

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.

Doing Niche Research And Market Research for Your Blog or Website

What is Niche Research And Market Research?

Niche Research and Market Research is finding an area of the market you want to build your blog on and who your customer is and what are they looking for.

Here I will be going over the following:

  • How do you find your Niche or Market ?
  • Is there anyone looking for your niche, market or product?
  • Is there a market for your product ?
  • Who and What is your competition ?
  • Where is your competition ?
  • Here are some tools to find a market for your niche or product and how much competition you will have in your market.

Research

Google’s Free Keyword Tool – What this tool does is search the Internet to find how many people are looking for what you have to offer. This tool also gives you information about your competition and how competitive they are.

I have to emphasize that your market research is the most important part if you starting a business online. So, it is critical that you get this step right. Skipping over this step can be the difference between you enjoying success or not.

Once you open the Google Free Keyword Tool you will notice a box where it says, ” Search For New Keyword and Ad Group Ideas “.  Click on this and it will open a set of boxes where you input the keyword or keyword phrase you are searching for.

Below the search boxes you will find the Targeting Section on the left which you can select, Locations ( What Country ), ” Language “, you want your search done in, On the right you will find Keyword filters. Click on this and a box will open allowing you to select the amount of searches done for your keyword…put in 1,000 and at the bottom of this box you will be given an option to select, High, Medium or Low Competition. Select, ” Low Competition “.

Marketing Strategy and Tactics

This keyword should be related to the product or service you plan on selling. If the product is an ebook about teaching dogs to sit then your keyword phrase should be, “Train A Dog To Sit”.

Make sure you go to the sidebar on your left margin and click the box, “Exact Match”. This will give you the most accurate numbers of people searching for that keyword which is your product. You want to look at the “ Local Searches Area ” for your Market Research which gives you more exact results of search data.

Note: Google recently mentioned that they will do away with the option of selecting ” Exact Match ” which is disappointing because this is what us SEO guys use to find more targeted searches for our websites and clients websites.

Next you want to know how much competition you have. You must know how much competition you have before you build your website or blog and how much work it will take you to compete with other similar niches.

One of the ways to see how much competition you have is using the Google Keyword Tool.

You will notice on the line next to the keyword it will either say Low Competition or High Competition. Obviously you want to find a keyword that has at least 1000 searches a month and Low Competition.

There is also a nifty Toolbar that I use to instantly give me a snapshot of my competition. This Toolbar is called; ( SEO Quake ). This tool bar works great with Google Chrome and Firefox Browsers and now available as Beta for Opera and Safari too. You can read more at SEOQuake.com.

Other resources I find useful to size up my competition are:

  1. – Alexa.com
  2. – Ahrefs.com
  3. – Majesticseo.com

Here are some of the resources and tools I use to find affiliate products:

Amazon.com – Amazon is the largest retailer online with millions of products. They also provide you with the most popular products and the hottest selling products on the market. This gives you an unfair advantage since they have already practically been selling a popular product people are looking for.

Clickbank.com – Clickbank is an Affiliate Network that has over 10,000 digital dowloadable products on just about every niche you can think of.

Shareasale.com – Shareasale is another Affiliate Network that has digital products as well.

BlueSnap.com – BlueSnap is an Affiliate Network of Digital Software’s

Linkshare.com – This an affiliate network offering digital products and also service products like, Travel Packages etc.

CommissionJunction.com or cj.com – Commission Junction has been around for a while and they offer quality digital products as well as service products.

There is something for everyone regardless of what market or niche your in and the best part is that, It’s Free To Join!

Some of these affiliate networks have done most of the research for you so use this to your advantage. Keep in mind that you still need to do your market/niche research for your website or blog. Your Niche can be something you are passionate about like hobbies or something you enjoy doing.

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Hope this helps everyone and helps you skyrocket your business and if you have any questions please leave comment or questions.

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