Marketing is what Internet Business is all about.
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Get ready for
some very exciting times on the
Internet as you start marketing your Internet Business.
Firstly, know that there is a lot of baloney on the
Internet which you will have to wade through to find the kind of programs that you need to get started, or add to, or compliment the programs you
have. You will see offers or get email telling you it is easy to make $500 per day, or $2000 and even more and it will all happen over night, next week or next year. When you start dabbling with this type of material you are automatically in the areas of fraud, scams and theft.
Now that we have addressed this issue, be alert.
Do searches on the Search Engines for the kinds of opportunities you are looking for. Typing in the words "Business Opportunities" will land you with a years worth of reading so try to narrow it down. "Affiliate Networks" is a good search term. "Legitimate home business" will also give you some good reading. Don't be afraid to use any kind of term you can think of. You will know very quickly if you have found the right kind of sources you are looking for.
So you find an offer that interests you. Does the page say Who, What, Where, How. Probably not. At least not usually. You are more then likely looking at a portal page. Enough information to get your motor going but not enough to "close" you. If you click on their link you will get a whole web site to review. It will contain the information you need to know. Make sure you review the Policy Agreement and the Privacy Agreements. Determine if the web site plans on giving your personal information to 3rd parties that is going to generate email offers to you that could really become a nuisance. Find web sites of comparable businesses and read what they are offering and how they plan to do it. And what it costs.
Read everything, print it out and put the material away for a week. And if you haven't forgotten all about it by then, read it again - then. If you still get wired by the copy then maybe you should look at the program seriously. Play with the numbers - it's not hard to figure out if it is viable. Get the proper name of the person heading the business and their actual street address and phone number.
How To Find
Personal Information for a website
You can do this by going to
www.whois.com. The web page will open up with a window where they have already placed "www." and you fill in the web site name but do not type in .com or .net or .org, etc. (Omit the extension of the web site name.) The web page of
www.whois.com will advise you that
the page is not available with a further window where you have to type in a security number that they provide. That will lead you to the hard information of
who the 0wner is
and a lot of other information too.
Then go to
Alexa to read about the demographics of the site. If the site has a placement of 2,342,563 on the whole Internet, obviously they are not the number One site they are claiming. Or the number One business either.
Still, we all have to start from somewhere.
These precautions are the same as if you were starting your business just down your street. It is just as serious too. Instead of going down to your local municipal hall to get the information about the location you are looking at, you have to go to these sites recommended - so it's different but it is still the same. Only this is easier. You don't have to get into
Now it is decision time. Do you honesty think that you can do what they are asking you to do. Of course you can, but do you want to? Here is the crux of the matter. You now know what the they want, however what do you want and what are you willing to do to make it happen
If you plan on proceeding, take copies of the agreements and save them in your "Documents" folder. Make a special file for them. Also copy and paste any emails you get from them and put those in your file with the Agreements too. It may not seem important initially, but could become vitally important if your relationship with them is disappointing or goes sour.
We haven't gone in to all of this just to bad mouth business offers on the Internet. Rather, it is to try and prepare you against the nuts, schemers and con artists. There are some very good business offers available. Especially today. You can make money too but you are going to have to work for it just like in the real world.
A fair number of "Opportunities" offer you a free web page. Actually, they are known as replicate pages as they give the same page to every person that signs up with them. Yep, and the Search Engines will not register those pages on their sites, as 10,000 or so copies of the same content ticks off their viewers - which is also you. So what good are those pages? They suggest that you register with other Search Engines that will accept copies of content but they are generally not the Search Engines that will benefit you. It is a good idea to pass on to the next offer when you encounter this.
Now, go find your own Rainbows