We all are in search of the silver bullet
that will put our business on autopilot and the only thing we have to do
is to cash the checks. Arenít you looking for this as well? Isnít this
the reason why youíre actually reading all these articles, including
this one? Youíre hoping to find the one tool, the surefire method, the
hidden trick or the magic system that will make your dreams come true.
Once again I have to disappoint you. There
is no such thing as a silver bullet that will magically run your
business while you sit back and relax. If there would be one, why is
everybody trying to sell you the next big thing or the breakthrough that
will make you rich and you wonít need to chase the magic system anymore?
Are you as confused as I am? You bet.
Without clear definition of exactly what you are trying to do, there
will be no answers. What does rich mean to you? What exactly will the
next big thing solve for you? It sure means something different to you
than it does to me. The only thing we all have in common is that we all
strive to achieve our personal financial freedom.
Sorry for getting off topic here. You
still want to know how to make real money with an Internet business,
donít you? Instead of repeating marketing material over and over again I
will tell you how I make real money with my Internet business.
First, you need a product and a website to
sell your product. Iím a member of several clubs that offer new tools
and books with master resale rights every month. This means that I can
sell these products and keep 100% of the profit. I also have full
control over the sales letter. This is very important. You set the price
and you can add any bonus material you want to. You also need somebody
to process the credit card payments. My choices are PayPal and
Ok, now you have a killer sales web site
and youíre ready for business. Unfortunately nobody knows that youíre
open for business and the spider nets are starting to grow on your front
door. What you need is traffic. Lotís of it. After experimenting with
all kind of traffic exchange programs I can honestly say, they donít
work. You need something more powerful.
This is exactly what I do every time I
create a new web site for e new product Iím promoting. I put an ad on
the major pay-per-click engines like Google, Overture, 7search and
FindWhat. This gives my business a jump start.
Next I create doorway pages for the new
web site and promote them to the search engines through a blog. Search
engines will index your pages much faster when you have a link to them
from a blog. Never submit your sales web site directly to any search
engines. You will get much higher rankings if they find you.
I also make sure that I place an unblockable
popup window on every doorway page to sign up for my newsletter. This way I
capture at least the email addresses of my visitors. Also several Google
AdSense windows will give me a little kick back.
To make it even more profitable, on the thank
you page for the newsletter subscription I give away free stuff with lots of
references to other web sites of mine and I make the subscriber aware that
the real good stuff to download is hidden in an email. If they gave me a
fake email just to download the free software it wonít work. But at least
they download the free promo material. My stats showing me that this is
working. I always make sure that the free stuff Iím giving away has viral
marketing built in. It needs to reproduce itself without any intervention
from my part.
This doesnít look like a lot, but after
setting up over 10 sales web sites the system is gaining momentum. After a
while I will drop the pay-per-click advertising and the system supports
itself with enough visitors to make a profit.
Ok, youíre absolutely right. This is a lot of
work. However, do the math. Letís say you create a new sales web site every
month. After 6 months you break even with the initial setup cost and the
startup pay-per-click costs. After that youíre making net profits. Letís
also say youíre making $200 a month in profits. Not much, but realistic.
After just one year you have 12 sales web sites up and running and they
produce $2400 a month in profits. Would you walk away from a business like
this? Hell no.
Bottom line if you want to get rich quick you
need to go to Vegas. If you want to start a serious Internet business you
might want to follow my strategy. This works for me, chances are that it
will work for you too. If you really want to push this system to the limits
simply create an affiliate program on top of it and your profits will go
through the roof.
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About The Author:
Peter Dobler is a 20+ year veteran in the IT business. He is an
active Real Estate Investor and a successful Internet business owner.
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