Can a beginner really make money online - I'm sure it's crossed your mind once or twice, if not more - as it's a frequently asked question for anyone looking to start their first online business...
...And the answer is "YES!!" it is possible for a beginner to make money online.
But, in any business, there are a certain number of new skills one must learn first. And contrary to popular belief, an online business is not a get rich quick business per say. ( It's not quick - It's not easy - but it's learnable ) and Although you can amass a large fortune in a very short amount of time, it's still a real life business that needs to be treated as one.
So for those of you that think you can just start an online business and do nothing at all but sit back and collect cash - your very wrong.
There is a process you must follow in order to be successful online...
...that process is as follows:
Website -> Traffic -> Free Gift -> Build your List -> Promote to your List -> $$$$
Below is a list of new skills you will need to learn in order to succeed in the online world.
- The correct mindset
- Simple web skills
- How to create a webpage
- How to upload your webpage
- Auto responders
- How to generate traffic
I'm going to teach them all to you step-by-step...
let's begin with the first one:
The correct mindset: Understand that starting an online business will take "TIME."
It's not something you do overnight - And like I said before, it's not a get rich quick business either.
It's my understanding that for some reason the internet attracts hundreds if not thousands of opportunity seekers looking to make a fast buck. It's just not the case and anyone telling you this is full of it.
My advise to you would be run as fast as you can away from this person.
Note - 97% of people fail online because they don't understand what they teach - The majority of people online will drive traffic to a sales page and that's it. Upon getting no sales they quit.
So with that being said, have a great and positive mental attitude towards learning something new and exciting and be ready to implement the correct strategies for making money online.
Simple web Skills: There's a couple of skills you must learn first before you can begin to make money online as well as a couple of tools you need to add to your tool box. All easy to learn and if implemented correctly your definitely going to be successful and make money online.
With any business, their will be some expenses (tools). Luckily for us, we only need to worry about 3 expenses for now:
- Domain name
- Hosting account
- Auto responder
...Most of the money you make online will come from your LIST!
How to create a webpage: In order to get started with your online business you only need to have a one page website or in other words a SQUEEZE PAGE or LANDING PAGE.
This is perhaps one of the easiest things to do and can actually be accomplished in one day, but for some reason people tend to get frightened over it.
I understand your not a techie type of guy or girl...
...But ill have you know that when I first started my very first online business, I knew absolutely nothing... Literally!! My background was in entertainment and real-estate so you can see, I too was a complete newbie to the online world and I still am..
...But like I said before these are simple learnable skills that anyone can learn even your children.
Like the saying goes: "If I Can Do It, Anyone Can Do It."
How to upload your webpage: In order for you to get started online you also need to upload your one page website into your hosting account.
I myself use Hostgator and I highly recommend you try it as well. It's very user friendly and it makes the whole uploading process a synch.
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Auto responders: an auto responder is your business. This is how you will build your list. Once you build your list you'll be able to market related products to your list...
...This is how you make money online.
If you haven't yet got an auto responder and you do need one - Let me recommend aweber. I myself use aweber - It's very user friendly - easy to set up video tutorials - great immediate online help and support if you have any questions.
Need an auto responder - aweber.com
How to generate traffic: Last but not least, once you have tested your machine, fine tuned it, and it's ready to run you need to be able to drive traffic to your site.
Traffic is going to be the life blood of your business. This will determine if you'll make money online or not. - And just like building your first website - building traffic is also a skill you must learn.
The great thing about having your squeeze page done is, it's only work you have to do once.
Now all you have to do is focus on getting traffic to your website and converting that traffic.
Again this is not a how to, it's just an explanation of the in's and out's and what to expect when considering starting a web business.
-Mauricio ( MOE )