Please Tell Us What Made Your Online Business Successful?

by PaulSolid Banned
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If you think you are runing a suucessfull online business now...then this question is for you.

What made your online business successful? (is it Product/list/site/blog/affiliate marketing? etc) whatever , feel free to share with us.

Thank You

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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Knowing what business NOT to take on.

    I used to spend a lot of time doing things which I should have outsourced or just not even done.

    Trying to do everything yourself is fine as long as you can accept that it has limitations. I'm a bit of a control freak so I waited way too long before I trusted people enough to let go of some things and just rely on others for them.

    So - now there's almost nothing that I can't do if I want to and it means I know what my costs are and what I should charge.

    Because I like helping people I usually tend to vastly undercharge for things, so it took quite a long time for me to accept that it's not me that determines the value of things to other people and that to make great money you have to be able to feel ok charging what bigger clients need to pay.

    An example is web design work - I can do it and have done it and I used to charge £300 a day for my time, but some people want to only pay a few hundred for their site, and others would feel insulted if you tried to charge them less than £5k for their site (they would see it as a sign that you either don't understand how important it is, or that you're not professional enough to charge a 'proper' price).

    If I write a book - I don't try to do my own graphics. If I want a script I don't even try to write it myself. If I want to get links - even though I can do it myself I still outsource a lot of stuff, just for the diversity.

    So - understanding value and how to deliver it without trying to do it all myself is what I think made the difference.


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  • Profile picture of the author lamatic
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    • Profile picture of the author davehva
      I've been online since 1996, and if I have to point to one thing, it has to be customer service. We have a LOT of repeat business, sometimes we will not hear form a customer for over a year, and then they pop up again with another order.

      It's not price - because we sell at list or even higher. And our sites are not as nice as others selling the same things.


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  • Profile picture of the author sscot
    1. Accurate point of view.
    2. Awareness of what to do and how to do.
    3. Hard working, hard working, and hard working.

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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Good timeframe, honesty, lucky, expertise, dedication, willing, love for IM.
    People make good money selling to the rich. But the rich got rich selling to the masses.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    Getting off my ass and doing these two things.

    1) building a list.

    2) Selling stuff to that list.

    There are a lot of stuff inbetween and I could be here all night telling you these. However, building a list just changed everything for us. Infact, if you are in the game and not building your list you are waisting you time I feel. The best time to build your list was YESTERDAY.

    I know you will get some smart arses that say, oh i do not need a list, and blah blah blah...but seriously marketers with big lists, that have built nice relationship with their subscribers do not go POOR, and HUNGRY! I can assure you of that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
    Originally Posted by PaulSolid View Post

    What made your online business successful?
    Building lists and promoting only things I'd happily recommend to my own parents.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mantasmo
    1. Valuing my time a lot more than I used to.
    2. Focus. One niche (or sub-niche), one target market (can't please everyone), one product.
    3. Focusing on things that matter: marketing, product appeal and customer support. Focusing on those things helped me a lot.
    4. Hard work. Actual work, lol. Lots and lots of work.
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