When working online as an internet marketer it is very important that you build yourself an outstanding reputation. Most marketers who attempt to market using questionable methods end up with a bad reputation and a ruined business, while those honest marketers with gleaming reputations claim all the customers. There are many ways in which you can ruin your reputation and many ways in which you can make sure that you are looked upon as a respected sales person or service provider, here are just a few.
Provide Excellent Customer Support
Customer support is possibly the most important aspect of any business online, or offline for that matter. If you want to build a good reputation then it is immensely important that you ensure that you keep your customers happy, after all it is those customers who provide you with business and pay for your products.
If a customer ever has a problem with one of your products and cannot get that problem solved, chances are the customer will refund their purchase and, more often than not, never buy from you again. It does not take long to answer an email or a support ticket and those few minutes spent typing a few sentences will ensure you keep yourself in your customers’ good books.
Only Promote Top Quality Products
If you ever venture into the world of affiliate marketing, there is one sure fire way of destroying your reputation, and that is by promoting useless products. So many marketers fail because they pitch product after product to their subscribers without making sure that the product in question fits their subscribers needs.
If you take the time out to research the product and make sure that if your subscribers were to buy it and use it, that it would be …Read more
I attended the 2010 Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition at McCormick Place in Chicago from June 8 – June 10, 2010. Although I was there as a member of media, the entrepreneur in me could not resist noticing money-making opportunities to share with others. Especially in this recession. Following are five opportunities I discovered during my three days at the conference.
Business Opportunity 1: Start an Online Business
The purpose of this conference was to provide education, tools and resources for online businesses. Retail sales plunged 7% while internet sales actually increased 2% during these challenges economic times. In fact, ecommerce sales were 18.48% in March 2010.
You can’t really lose by starting an online business. You can start part-time at home with little overhead. But you must have a quality product for the right audience with excellent customer service.
Business Opportunity 2: Become a Service Provider to Online Businesses
Businesses from all over the world attended this conference. Over 400 vendors providing approximately 70 types of business services displayed and discussed their products and services. Some of the services included: web design, credit card protection, internet security, customer service, live chat for online customers, and multi-channel marketing. Visit to learn more about the opportunities available and how to get started in this industry.
Business Opportunity 3: Become a Service Provider to Conference Organizers
There were complimentary appetizers, alcohol and beverages, massages – chair and feet, and cell phone charging. I know for certain that the massage therapists were independent contractors hired to work the conference.
Business Opportunity 4: Mobile Solutions to Internet Businesses
Most people start their shopping online with mobile phones coming in a close second. Armed with this information, figure out how to make shopping easier for customers; create applications and software for organizations; or …Read more
Experienced marketers have pretty much dominated many popular markets. Their strong hold over a particular market can make it almost impossible for others, especially internet newbies, to make any money in it.
Your aim, therefore, is to create your business in a niche market which has yet to become saturated, and begin to establish yourself and build your client base. Specialized niche websites will have far less competition, so allowing you an easier task of being successful and even becoming considered a ‘guru’ in your own right. Being able to build a good reputation will have a massive effect on your website traffic.
Choose A Niche & Provide Solutions!
Finding a niche which you can be successful in is all about finding out which problems people have and then creating a product which is either completely original, or better than your competitors.
The question is, how do you find these people and how do you discover which problems need solving.
Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Twitter & Facebook
A good way to discover what people need is to ask them! Perform a survey or post questions, offering a free report in return, to your contacts on Facebook and Twitter. Ask where they look for their information, how they research before buying and what catches their eye on a sales page.
This lets you have a first hand peek at what people in a particular niche are interested in. Looking through the ads at the rear of a niche or trade publication, will help you discover what is being targeted and how they are solving particular problems in that niche. This can easily give you many interesting product ideas.
A good place to start is to search for products or books which have at …Read more
If you have your own website or a blog, then making money online with Affiliate programs is definitely a great idea.
Once you understand the basic concept of Google AdSense then there are lots of ways to maximize your online income with it. With some basic understanding and with little experience you can start generating good amount month after month.
More and more people are signing up for Google AdSense because it can facilitate you with a passive income. And for this purpose you need to have a website or blog of your own and required to sign up for a free account at Google AdSense. You can start it simply by putting contextual ads on your website or blog.
For example if your website is about beauty products then in that case the Google ads will be related to beauty products in some way. And because of the information that you give to Google, they will also display the advertisements which are relevant to your location. If you are based in the Singapore the ads that will be appearing will be relevant to Singapore buyers.
The whole concept of Google AdSense is very carefully and effectively worked out in order to get the maximum click through for your website and the advertisements. So each time a visitor clicks on an ad you will get the specified amount of payment into your AdSense account. Hence, the more attractive and relevant the advertisements are on your website, the more will be the visitors to your site and thereby it will help you in making more money.
So in order to make good income from Google AdSense you need to select the AdSense sites wisely. Your website or blog should be regularly updated and it should be content rich and …Read more
Creating residual income in the current economic climate is a challenge. It’s certainly hard work but its by no means impossible. Opportunity exists in many market sectors so you need to find one that isn’t totally saturated or dominated by the so called ‘big boys.’ Find a sector that you can really get your teeth into and if its a profitable sector with little existing competition then it could really make a difference in your quest to build your business or personal residual income.
When you’ve chosen your niche, do your research. Who has been there and done it already? Who is or are the main players. Take all the positives from the success of others and try to work the strategies and ideas into your own methodologies. I am by no means saying that you have to copy other people or other businesses practices but you can always learn from someone who is already achieving success in your field. It’s called competition – and its often fierce and ‘dog eat dog.’
If you are trying to concentrate on making an income online then you are certainly entering into a very competitive area. There are affiliates, gurus and internet marketers in their thousands all after the same people and often selling the same ideas and new innovative software. You need to stand out and be different in order to persuade online consumers to part with their hard earned money. Offer something that no-one else does. Whether that be bonus products, free delivery or just by offering an excellent sales and after sales service, make sure you have a memorable and essentially worthwhile reason for a potential customer to chose you over every other choice they have.
Learn from others. Absorb all the free information out there. You will …Read more