Find other entrepreneur groups who can give you ideas on how to start an online business and find a good coach who will help you get started. In order to succeed, you must me coachable, duplicable, have a willingness to learn with a positive attitude and work at least 10 to 20 hours a week. You will need a blog but, before you start your blog, you must register a domain; you will need to buy a hosting service and an auto-responder that will send follow-up emails to your prospects. When starting your blog, make sure you have an opt-in section so you can collect names, emails and phone numbers. Once your blog is up and running you will need to start advertising.
When writing your blog you will need to use the right keywords and phrases to be seen on the search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo. Write new content everyday so you can get found easier on the search engines and make sure you use rich-content words. Spread the word to your friends and family, share with friends on Facebook and Twitter, attend network meetings, give out business cards, and send out business cards when you mail bills, post flyers on billboards, and create a page on Facebook and Twitter. Ask your friends and family to spread the word about your business and ask for free leads. When ordering over the phone, tell the customer service represented to look at your website. If you are in an MLM start recruiting others into your organization to grow your business. The more people you recruit, the more your income grows. Another great way to advertise is to write articles and participate in online forums and newsgroups.
As you attract new prospects every day, you will need a database to keep track of them. Outlook has a great contact manager. Once they are in your database send them an email to see if they got the information on your site. Also, use emails to build relationships with your prospects. Once you build relationships with your prospects move them towards a call. If you have a video on your site take them to the video so they can watch it to see what your company is all about. Videos are great tools for your business. If the prospect is interested then have them join your team.
Encourage your prospects to join online meetings, conference calls, take them to YouTube videos and share information that has a lot of content about your business. The more your prospects participate in online meetings, YouTube videos, and conference calls, the more knowledge your prospects will have about the business you are promoting. Make sure you coach them with the tools and skills they need to build their business so they will also prosper. Always make sure you answer their questions if they have any and, if you are not sure about their question, call your coach or the company you are representing.
With social media and the internet there are over 1 billion people using the internet every day and the opportunity to grow your business makes it a lot easier to reach more people. The internet is a great way to reach customers and prospects. So what are you waiting for get started and build your dreams.