Sunday, September 07, 2014

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door." When you're starting your own home business, there's no guarantee that your "mousetrap" is going to survive, especially in today's fast-paced business world. The sad fact is that nearly half of all small businesses fail within the first two years of operation. The number one reason for business failure is lack of or inadequate planning. The second reason is under-capitalization. So before you go into debt financing your business, or worse, mortgaging your house, you need to know if your business is going to do more than survive. You want to know if it's good enough to thrive! Here are three things successful businesses that have stayed in business for five years or longer have in common:  

1) The idea. A successful business start-up always begins with an idea. Something that makes your business stand out from all the rest. So how do you know if you've got a good idea. The best home business ideas either fix problems (either real or perceived), or they increase your customer's pleasure. They create a repeat need for a product or service among the target market. You've probably got a good idea if you can answer yes to any of the following questions: Does your idea provide the solution to a significant problem for your target market? Does it satisfy a need or want? Does it create an opportunity?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

How To Get Backlinks To Your Home Business Ideas Website

Backlinks are very important but what are they ?. When you have your website URL on somebody else's website, it is called a backlink. This website is all about home business ideas but it doesn’t matter what your site is about, backlinks are very important and the more of them you have online the more potential traffic they can bring to you.

Let's take a look at 9 ways you can get backlinks and increase the amount of traffic coming to your site every day.

1. You are reading this article right now and depending on where you are reading it, there may be a resource box at the bottom. The resource box will contain a link pointing back to my website which is all about the best home business ideas. If you are reading it on my website then there won’t be but there is usually a place for comments where you can place a link back to your site then it is up to me whether I choose to accept it or not and that is the same with any website you visit. One way to increase backlinks is to write and submit massive amounts of articles to article directories online.

2. Post comments in other people's blogs. Post only in blogs that allow you to include a link back to your blog or website. In my case I may choose to concentrate my efforts on other websites that relate to Home Business Ideas.

3. Write blog articles and submit them to social directories. This is known as bookmarking a blog post and is a valuable way to get a backlink pointing back to your blog. Social directories love these and so do search engines.

4. Visit and participate in online discussion forums. Include a signature file that contains a hyperlinked keyword phrase back to your website. These posts in discussion forums can stay online giving you backlinks for years to come.

5. Purchase ads in Ezines that are archived on the Internet. These archived issues can serve as backlinks when your ad is published in it. You can purchase multiple ads with an Ezine advertising companies such as HBAds and save money by being in multiple Ezines with one purchase.

6. Trade links with other websites which is known as reciprocal linking. You can speed the process up by joining a reciprocal linking company and finding hundreds of link partners to trade with.

7. Send out a press release every time your Internet business has something new to offer. These press releases will contain a link back to your website that can bring traffic both immediately and in the future.

8. Backlinks are the lifeblood of any website, whether it’s about home business ideas or anything else so make sure you get your share. Purchase text links ads on other people's blogs. If you get on a blog sidebar your link can end up on thousands of pages giving you massive exposure with one link.

9. If you are invited to write testimonials for a product launch then do it. These testimonials can give you valuable backlinks and traffic as people read the sales page over and over.

These have been 9 ways to get backlinks to your website or blog. There certainly are many more ways to do it and the more backlinks you have the better. For more advice and to discover many more ways to enhance the Internet presence of your website and to become a super Internet Marketer then I recommend you go HERE to find out more.

If you have found this article useful then by all means leave a comment.

About the Author:
Mal Tindle is the owner of Work From Home Gems and is an enthusiastic Internet Marketer and article writer.  To find the support you need, go to the affiliate power group and for more of the best home business ideas so you can make money on the Internet and work from home visit: Work From Home Gems

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Strong Future International - Do You 'GET IT'

If you are not already a member of this affiliate program then this article may not mean much to you and if you are not then you should be.

In my opinion, this is one of the best affiliate opportunities available in the world today and i have been involved since 2006. That is why you will see references to it several times on this site because i believe in it and i want you to believe in it as well.

If you are not involved then you can click HERE and sign up, WHY NOT, it's completely free to join and take advantage of all the free resources and the fantastic training and support that you get.

If you are already a member then read on :-    

                                       What is 'DUPLICATION' 

I am often asked about DUPLICATION, what is it, how do we use it, do we 'have' to use it. Well, all I can say is that in my opinion, DUPLICATION is the key to success with SFI WHY ? Simply put, if you are an EA now or maybe an EA2 or higher then it is probably achieved because you ‘GET IT’.

Get what ? , you get what SFI is about and understand how the SFI Basics work, how the LAUNCHPAD works. How there are dozens of different ways to advertise the opportunity to your friends and family or to your community, your country or anywhere in the world – it’s your choice.

You will have set up or are thinking of setting up a Standing Order to get say 125 Triple Click points or any product or combination of products which will give you 1500 VP’s and guarantees your EA status every month. All the benefits of the compensation plan are based on that one simple factor – get to EA and stay there !!

You understand the value of the S-Builder Co-Op in recruitment, the TripleClicks store, the products, the auctions, the games, the training resources etc etc, the list goes on. You understand that if you can encourage 5 other people to become EA’s who in turn can do the same with 5 EA’s of their own then you are well on your way to becoming a successful Internet Marketer with SFI up to 12 levels down.

No-one can force you to ‘GET IT’ but when you do, it becomes much easier to explain to others that it works and it can work for them. Nothing worthwhile happens overnight unless you win the lottery and the best way to convince someone that this works is to lead by example and do everything yourself that you would like others to do. This is ‘DUPLICATION’ and you ‘GET IT’ If you have found this short article of value then please leave a comment


About the Author:
Mal Tindle is the owner of Work From Home Gems and is an enthusiastic Internet Marketer and article writer.  To find the support you need, go to the affiliate power group and for more of the best home business ideas so you can make money on the Internet and work from home visit: Work From Home Gems --------------------------------------------------------

Friday, June 27, 2014

Internet Marketing Tips To Benefit Your Home Business

Internet marketing has many possibilities as to what you can do, what you can use, and how you can apply it to your own home business. It is rare to find somebody that will market just like you do, so why not take advantage of that and create an internet marketing plan that works for your home business.
This article can help you to come up with your own unique internet marketing campaign. You may be using banners as part of your marketing strategy, if so then make sure your visitors know that it is a banner and not an image. Try making it "pop" out as a banner. Your banners should catch your visitor's attention right away and they should be begging for them to click on them. You need to grab your visitor’s attention and increasing interest in your website. You may want to consider using pay per click advertising but use it sparingly if you are new to this. Pay per click advertising uses ads strategically placed on a search engine results page that corresponds to specific keywords or phrases that people search on. When visitors click on the ads, the search engine company pays the advertiser. This is a great way to gain site traffic and gain back money you use on advertising.

It is sometimes very effective to use offline marketing to ensure that your website address is known and visual. Use decals on vehicles, put your website in shop windows or on leaflets, put the website on your t-shirts and so on. This gets customers comfortable with your name, logo, and will make them very much more likely to visit your website to check it out! Use the power of the blog to inform customers about what's new in your home business and in your industry. If you are a restaurant for example, make sure to post about new menu items to create a buzz. Running a retail shop? Post exclusive offers on your blog to attract new customers. Maximize security for your online shopper. Leave them no doubt about the security of the personal information they give. Any doubt may cause them to abandon a purchase they have begun to make and leave your site very quickly.

Use a major, trusted company to facilitate your transactions. If it costs a little more, it is worth it. Do not share a server unless you have done your research. Some servers may have been banned or gotten in trouble for spamming, and you do not want to share their negative reputation. If a search engine sees that you share a server with such a culprit, they may deem you guilty by association. When using email marketing, you want to make sure your emails match your brand. The colors used in the email should be the same as from your logo and your website look. You should also make sure you include your logo in your email. This makes your brand stick in the reader's mind. You should set aside time to thoroughly test every aspect of your website weekly. Broken images, links to 404 pages and errors in ordering forms will only frustrate your customers and hurt your image. Customers may be inclined to leave an order in progress if a website is annoying to use.

When sending out the products that your customers have bought, give them small samples of other products that you are selling. This will give them a chance to try out your different products, while also making them feel as though they are getting a good deal out of it. They will think that your business cares about them, which will make them more inclined to buy again. Creating your own home business internet marketing can be very useful. As you have seen in this article, there are a lot of ways this can be done and no two techniques or tools will yield the same results. There are also lots of customizable options that you can adopt within your business and budget. If you have found this article useful then please leave a comment.

About the Author: --------------------------------------------------------
Mal Tindle is the owner of Work From Home Gems and is an enthusiastic Internet Marketer and article writer.  To find the support you need, go to the affiliate power group and for more of the best home business ideas so you can make money on the Internet and work from home visit: Work From Home Gems --------------------------------------------------------

Thursday, June 05, 2014

2 Things You Must Do To Make Money Online

Many training courses and books have been written about how to make money online.  In this home business article I want to highlight a couple of things to keep in mind that you must do when it comes to making money on the Internet.

1. The first point I want to make is that the majority of the time that you spend online every day should be devoted to marketing your home business.   To take this point one step further I would say that you should spend a good portion of your time every day blogging.

Search engines love blogs with fresh content and so do readers. There are many training resources available online that can teach you how to blog successfully.  For example ProBlogger.Net is one of the best websites online for teaching people how to blog.

I class this as an authority site mainly because the amount of content available to you but also because of the quality of that content which I think is outstanding.  Other successful bloggers hang out on this site so you can learn everything you need to make money online as a blogger.

Writing about things you enjoy in your own niche will allow you to make money.  It also allows you to generate a tremendous amount of free traffic over a long period of time. Hence achieving high traffic with a quality blog is an excellent way to sell products, sell advertising, and make money.

2. Be careful when starting a home business on the Internet about the advice that you accept.  It is very easy for a person to call themselves an expert with very little knowledge and take money from people who know nothing about the Internet or starting a business from home.   These people give the Industry a bad name and I would suggest you do your research and check out credentials and testimonials from anyone offering get rich quick schemes.

I see this happen all the time when someone makes a couple of sales and then decides that the market they are going to target is the how to make money market.

I must stress that there is absolutely nothing wrong with being in this market if you do know what you're talking about as you can become a valuable mentor to others.  However, if you are an Internet marketing newbie yourself you need to be cautious about accepting advice from someone who does not have the credentials to back it up.

If you are unsure about someone's credentials then I suggest you go to various Internet marketing forums and ask about them. For example you can go to the Warrior Forum and quickly find out whether someone is legitimate or not.

Social networking is also an excellent way to make friends and see for yourself who is a good and reliable person to follow the advice of. One place to do this is with where you can build up a list of followers and watch their updates.

To summarise the points above, if you are serious about making money on the Internet then these are just two things you should think about before you start a home business.  Watch out who you accept advice from, learn how to blog, and become an expert at it.

If you want to see an example of a reputable and established affiliate programme that I would recommend to anyone starting out then go HERE.

If you have found this short article useful then please leave a comment.

successful home business ideas About the Author: -------------------------------------------------------- Mal Tindle is the owner of Work From Home Gems and is an enthusiastic Internet Marketer and article writer.  To find the support you need, go to the affiliate power group and for more of the best home business ideas so you can make money on the Internet and work from home visit: Work From Home Gems --------------------------------------------------------

Friday, March 21, 2014

Making Money On The Internet After You Have Been Laid Off

Many people who lose their jobs face tough times. Some take action and decide to start a new business and work from home. Some lose a grasp on reality and do not go out and attack the problem they are facing. The problem they all face is how to make money on the Internet or in fact anywhere once you have been laid off and we will talk about that in this article.

You might be surprised to know that there are many options for you to work from home when it comes to making some immediate money. There are things you can do that do not involve getting a new job right away.

1. Advertise items for sale on Craig's List. This is a free online classified website that gets a surprising amount of traffic. This is a great way to sell products in a local market by just including your phone number or email address for people to contact you.

Friday, February 28, 2014

How To Promote A Home Business Clickbank Affiliate Program With PPC

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Pay Per Click is perhaps the most effective way to promote a Home Business Clickbank affiliate program possible. It’s true that some people make money writing articles, some people make money from SEO. However, the majority of affiliates that really make money especially through Clickbank, do it through pay per click. Read on to find out the secrets to success in this challenging but rewarding business.

Secret No 1 - Don't test new products

If you are spending money on traffic generation then make sure you don’t test new products. Choose an existing product with a Gravity score of at least 20 points. If you are just starting then I would recommend products in the 20 – 50 Gravity range is a very good place to start. You should avoid the products in the 150+ Gravity range until you get more familiar with PPC. Finding the best home business ideas can be tricky and a lot of people are afraid of promoting products that are “over saturated.” The reality is that you can break into markets even if they’re “saturated.”  

Secret No 2 – Try To Find Original Angles

Avoid trying to bid on terms like “weight loss”, this will usually just use up your PPC budget very quickly. Why not think about bidding on “Tips for jogging?” or “Treadmills?” Try if you can to find keywords which you can get on the first page for at under $.20 cents a click. You should be able to do this in less competitive markets where you can get tons of traffic through main keywords. Unfortunately, in more competitive markets, you’ll have to get creative. Come at it from a different angle. Look for people who are looking for the same thing your product offers but they may type in a different keyword to find it than you think they will.  

Secret No 3 – Meticulous Tracking

One little known secret in PPC affiliate marketing in the home business sector is that almost all winning campaigns start out as losing campaigns. If you spend $100 and make back only $60, that’s actually a winner. Let me explain, read on. From that early point, you optimize your ads and landing pages to continually increase your CTR (click thru rate) and conversion rates. It may cost you $300 in the beginning, but after your initial testing you’ll have a campaign that can make you hundreds of dollars a month on complete autopilot. The best home business ideas using Clickbank need not be as daunting to find as it sounds, keep things simple when you start out. Every super affiliate tests their campaigns meticulously. Track everything on a keyword by keyword level. Use only one keyword per ad group and write a unique ad for every keyword.  

Secret No 4 – Different PPC Networks

Start out your testing with Google Adwords Only. That means no content network and no partner networks. Make a note of how traffic converts on Google only. Then if you’re profitable, expand to the partner network. From that point, you can mirror your campaigns over to MSM Ad Center and Yahoo! Search Marketing. Only once you’ve setup these campaigns should you experiment with content network. Content network comes last, because the traffic is least targeted and tends to convert the worst.  

Summing Up

The best home business ideas need good planning and if you pick a Clickbank product with a good payout and conversion rate, find unique angles to promote it from, continuously track and test it, starting with AdWords and expanding from there, then you will have a very solid chance at building a great PCC campaign.

If you want to make a living in Internet Marketing and don’t want to take the PPC route then you might want to have a look HERE, it’s free to join and it is the first program I ever joined and am still with it, need I say more.

If you have found this article of interest then please leave a comment.

About the Author:
Mal Tindle is the owner of Work From Home Gems and is an enthusiastic Internet Marketer and article writer.  To find the support you need, go to the affiliate power group and for more of the best home business ideas so you can make money on the Internet and work from home visit: Work From Home Gems