Forget about getting Rich. Instead concentrate on establishing a cyber business that you can be extremely proud of. A business that you will be happy to tell your neighbors about. A business that truly helps people in some way.
Look around you, in your hometown. How many millionaires do you know? Look closely at how they made their money. Many people who are wealthy today got that way through small businesses they started years ago.What do you suppose they were they thinking when they started out? Was their goal to get rich? I doubt it.
It is my guess that they had an idea for a business they could start. Maybe it was something they were good at, and just thought it would be fun to make money doing something they enjoyed. Maybe they always wanted to own a business of their very own, and once they got that opportunity they poured their heart and soul into that business.
How did they treat their customers when they first started? Did they treat them like some kind of a machine that’s only purpose was to bring them cash? Or did they bend over backwards delivering world class customer service to make sure those customers kept coming back year after year?
I think you know the answer. The millionaires in your hometown did not get wealthy because they set out to get rich from the onset. They got wealthy because they did a lot of good, and provided their customers with the best service they could. They treated those customers with respect, and went the extra mile every single time they got the chance.
Forget about getting rich, and concentrate on establishing a business that helps as many people as possible, and you will eventually become rich. You may never have a million dollars, but you will be rich in ways you never thought possible.
Discover your passion. What is it that you are passionate about? There is one thing that you enjoy doing more than anything else. What is it? Baking bread, fixing cars, decorating mailboxes? There is something that you are passionate about. Take that passion and give it a unique twist and turn it into an on-line business.
My passion is landscape plants and landscape gardening. I’m really good with plants and landscaping. I own the worlds smallest, most famous nursery. It’s only 1/20 acre, but because I am so passionate about this little tiny nursery, people all over the world not only know about my little nursery, but they are trying to duplicate what we do in our backyard nursery.
How did our little nursery get so famous? I made it that way. It’s my passion! I created a website about it, I write articles about it, I get magazines and newspapers to write about it, and I even managed to get it featured on a television show. I love my little nursery, and I tell everybody about it!
Through my website and all this publicity I find other people that share my passion. They gladly pay me good money to learn what I do, and how I do it. I wrote a little book and a few reports. I made some homemade videos about it. And I do mean “homemade”.
My customers love the videos, even when the screen goes blank for a few seconds because I really don’t know how to make videos. They don’t care. They love the videos. Why? Because my home brewed videos teach them how to develop their passion into a small business. My customers are extremely grateful for what I do.
Forget about trying to get rich. Instead find your passion, and turn it into an on-line business. No matter how much or how little money you make, you will be rich in a way that most people never get to realize.
Start writing about your passion. Take a stack of 3 by 5 index cards, and start writing ideas on them. One idea on each card. Write as fast as you can. Just keep putting one idea on each card, until you have at least 200 cards, 500 cards, or whatever number you can come up with. What kind of ideas should you write? Write an idea for everything you know about your passion. Every little detail that you’ve learned over the years.
Did you know that the best wheelbarrow in the world is a “Jackson”? A Jackson wheelbarrow is designed in such a way that you can load it so that the bulk of the weight rests on the wheel and not the spine of the “wheelbarrow pusher”. I’ll bet you didn’t know that did ya? I know it. And if I include that one little tidbit along with a hundred others, I’ve got a saleable product that others are willing to pay me money for.
Your brain is packed full of little tidbits about your passion. Write them index cards. Once you have completely exhausted every possible topic for your index cards, begin sorting and organizing your cards. When you are done you will have the outline for a product that others will pay you money for.
Create a website about your passion. Make it the best website on the net about your subject. Make it a fun and friendly place for people to visit. Make it so good that people who share your interest will stop by at least once a day. On my http://www.homemadebooklets.com website I’ve posted an article, “Internet Secrets Revealed”. This article contains 51 tips that I believe can make any website successful. Print a copy of this article and use it as your guide.
Offer a few products for sale from your website. On my gardening site, http://www.freeplants.com I offer a wealth of gardening information free of charge. I sell my book, but the products that sell the best are the products that teach people how to make money selling plants. Design your site in such a way that each page gently leads your visitors to your sales page.
My http://www.homemadebooklets.com is a great example of how this is done. This entire website is designed to sell one simple product. But it is done in such a way that the visitors learn plenty about selling on the internet as they are introduced to my sales message.
Many people just browse, learn what they can, and leave without spending any money. Others want to learn every detail they can about how I sell tens of thousands of dollars worth of my homemade products on the internet so they buy my e-book, “The Step by Step Internet Success Formula”. I offer plenty of free advice from the message boards at both of my sites. That’s what keeps people coming back day after day.
Make your product digital. Create a simple information product, a 25 page report is great for starters. My best selling product is a 25 page report that sells for $19.95. Then convert it to a digital format that can be delivered electronically. This sounds really complicated, but it’s not. I was really intimidated by the idea of creating a digital product. When I finally looked into it, I couldn’t believe how easy it was using Adobe Acrobat.
Set up an affiliate program so that other internet marketers can earn money for helping you sell your digital products. This is much easier than you think. As a matter of fact, it is as simple as can be.
I use ClickBank. They handle the complete sales process for me, including processing the credit cards. They even pay my affiliates for me. All I have to do is let other internet marketers know that I have an affiliate program, and that they can earn money simply by putting a link on their website. You can learn more about ClickBank at my website.
This is the most incredible business in the world. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, people can visit your website, order your digital product, take delivery immediately, and the entire process is fully automatic. You never lift a finger, except to answer a few e-mails when people have questions.
You can have hundreds of other internet marketers sending you customers. They get paid for their efforts automatically, and you just keep selling more and more products. Business has never been this easy!
The secret to making it work? Pay a generous commission. I give my re-sellers 50%. To learn more, visit http://www.homemadebooklets.com and sign up for my free newsletter, “How to Really Make Money on the Internet”.
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