Info on online businesses in general

by zsolt 11 replies
I am looking for information in any form (video, ebook, paper books, etc.) on creating an (online) business. I am not into specifics here on internet marketing. Rather I'd like to learn about the priciples, the fundamentals of starting and running a successful business online.

So, I am not interested in how to set up an auto responder or an adwords campaign, but more like general information that can be applied to any kind of internet business.

For example, I really liked the Warrior Manifesto as it contains basic information on running a successful business. I also enjoyed Reese's videos on his income.com blog that deal with the right mindset and some principles.
This is the stuff I am after.

There are a number of books on online biz on Amazon.com too, but I don't know if they're any good or not.

So if you can recommend me any ebook, real book or video on this kind of general information I'd really appreciate it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jensrsa
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    • Profile picture of the author napoleonfirst
      Every Internet Marketing newbie needs the Internet Marketing Center course. Here you must begin.
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      • Profile picture of the author Heath Sanchez
        Hi zsolt,

        Check out the link in my sig, it's my new 60-page ebook and you can get a free copy at the moment. It's all about the fundamentals of running an Online Business. Enjoy!
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        • Profile picture of the author AndrewCavanagh
          The principles online are very much the same as offline:

          1. Find a hungry market you can gain easy and economical access to.

          2. Gain intimate knowledge of the PEOPLE in that hungry market. Who are they? What do they want? What problems keep them awake at night? What are they having trouble getting and why? What will they pay for?

          3. Find or create a product or service to sell to that hungry market based on the things they want most desperately and will pay for.

          4. Offer a series of progressively higher priced products and services (your own or someone elses) to the people who buy from you.

          5. Be responsive to your hungry market. Constantly adapt and change as the market and its wants and needs change.

          Kindest regards,
          Andrew Cavanagh
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          • Profile picture of the author Hamish Jones
            Originally Posted by zsolt View Post

            I am looking for information in any form (video, ebook, paper books, etc.) on creating an (online) business. I am not into specifics here on internet marketing. Rather I'd like to learn about the priciples, the fundamentals of starting and running a successful business online.

            So, I am not interested in how to set up an auto responder or an adwords campaign, but more like general information that can be applied to any kind of internet business.

            For example, I really liked the Warrior Manifesto as it contains basic information on running a successful business. I also enjoyed Reese's videos on his income.com blog that deal with the right mindset and some principles.
            This is the stuff I am after.

            There are a number of books on online biz on Amazon.com too, but I don't know if they're any good or not.

            So if you can recommend me any ebook, real book or video on this kind of general information I'd really appreciate it.
            Are you looking for advice on how to generate income, or set up a business as an investement (instead of being self-employed)?

            Andrew gives you the fundamentals of making money.

            Originally Posted by AndrewCavanagh View Post

            The principles online are very much the same as offline:

            1. Find a hungry market you can gain easy and economical access to.

            2. Gain intimate knowledge of the PEOPLE in that hungry market. Who are they? What do they want? What problems keep them awake at night? What are they having trouble getting and why? What will they pay for?

            3. Find or create a product or service to sell to that hungry market based on the things they want most desperately and will pay for.

            4. Offer a series of progressively higher priced products and services (your own or someone elses) to the people who buy from you.

            5. Be responsive to your hungry market. Constantly adapt and change as the market and its wants and needs change.

            Kindest regards,
            Andrew Cavanagh

            There are plenty of avenues for business planning, and the fundamentals are the same online as they are offline. Local Government authorities often provide templates and advice on setting up your business.

            Check out an example template here from Australia:

            http://www.business.vic.gov.au/BUSVI...=PC_62526.html
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            • Profile picture of the author zsolt
              Wow. You guys are a really helpful bunch. Thanks a lot for all the great replies, links and resources. I keep checking them out and they have been great so far.

              Also, if you know of any good video resources (educational or inspirational), do post the URLs.

              Thanks again!
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  • Profile picture of the author marcanthony
    Everything that you need to know about internet marketing can be found at:

    The Total Package -Clayton Makepeace's Site
    Strategic Profits by Rich Schefren | Online Internet Entrepreneur Business Building, Online Marketing, and Coaching -Rich Shefren
    www.masscontrolsite.com/blog -Frank Kern
    GuruMastermindVideoBlog -Eban Pagan

    Pay close attention to all of these guys... download their free stuff... buy some of their stuff... join their email lists.

    These guys are in a space that most IM-ers want to be in.

    Focus on Strategic Profits by Rich Schefren | Online Internet Entrepreneur Business Building, Online Marketing, and Coaching to get info about the priciples and the fundamentals of starting and running a successful business online.

    Tell me what you think later...

    Peace
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      • Profile picture of the author Roy Carter
        Andrew Cavanagh has put it in a nutshell for you.

        Good advice.

        Roy
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