Hi my name is Isha, and I have been in Internet Marketing for a few years now! I would like to share with you, three business plans that continue to work for me, and produce revenue, of about $4-$7k, monthly.
p.s. I know IM is mainly dominated by Men, but I know us females will provide you with healthy competition!! :p
All three strategies pretty much use the same underlying traffic strategy I have mentioned below! Any questions please PM me and I will be happy to answer :-)
1. Site Flipping
The basic underlying model, to be a flipper is simple. You need to do two things: a) Drive Traffic, b) Earn some revenue for that site. It's not true that the site has to be pretty looking, as long as you have those two factors, you will make a decent sale. However, a good design + the above two factors, will add more Value. Value is always good!
Ok so how do I drive traffic to a blog/site? Well my main traffic source is through SEO. I do gradual link building, i.e. I add 40-50 links daily, using SEnuke. You can do this manually too, but it takes longer, or just outsource the link building task!
I also write 4 unique articles for that keyword/site. Then using SEnuke, I submit 1 article a week. I then ping those articles 2/3 times a week for the spiders to come crawling.
(all this is done within the SEnuke program itself. Once again, everything can also be done manually! Its just quicker with software!)
p.s. I don't write the articles myself.
Within the month, traffic tends to rise and become more consistent, through the targeted keyword.
Ok so revenue. A site earning revenue WILL sell. A site earning more revenue will sell for more. Simple maths! You need to decide which stream you want to target. There are 3 main streams that people target:
Which ever one produces revenue for you, go for it. It's nice to have a month or two worth of data, to add to your sales page. You can easily supply this information to potential customers too, which will increase conversion rates/help place more bids.
Ok so this is EXACTLY the same as above, but the only difference is you DON'T FLIP! This is going to be one of your ASSETS!
The offers are usually the trial offers for products and sometimes email submits. I use whitehat techniques, but I have tried some BlueFart stuff I came across, but that's not my scene!
I am part of Neverblue and ROI Rocket (in terms of CPA networks). The best thing to do, is find an offer, then find a keyword that relates to that offer, with little or no competition, but healthy traffic volume, and then just create a simple blog. By building links everyday you will see a gradual increase in traffic, which you can carry on. In the long-run, when you have some good stats/figures you may decide to flip!
This entails using physical products, rather than digital products. I personally use a dropship company, which deliver the goods straight to the customer.
Your main plan of attack, is based on keyword research. In a nutshell: You need to find products that people are looking for, then find a supplier for that product. You act as an intermediary, meaning the consumer pays on your site, and you pay the supplier and keep the difference...
You can join the dropship forum, for lot's of info on where you can get suppliers!
This is what powersellers do on eBay, except we do this with websites, as we are internet marketers, and have the upper hand in marketing :-p
Some more words on e-commerce:
I am based in the UK, so have set-up a sole trader account with the bank, to operate my e-commerce stores with. The bank also have a facility to provide you merchant tools, meaning you may be able to take credit card payments, on your site, straight to your sole trader account.
These are the main models I use now, and plan on just leveraging them, meaning creating more of each of them. I don't recommend doing too much at once, otherwise its overload and you wont get anywhere (been there!).
And to the women out there, this game is not just for men!!!!