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What the Online Business Really Needs

E-commerce businesses need the website and the product or services to sell, right? Well, yes, but it needs much more than that. How are you going to handle technical issues or a hacking? Where on earth will you advertise? E-commerce sites are an excellent business option, but the internet is saturated with them and you are going to need to navigate some things that you may not have thought before. If you have an e-commerce business in the works, take a moment and read this list of things you need to really think about.

Accepting Payments

Unless you decide to run your basis on COD (cash on delivery), and no one ever does that, you are going to have to consider how you are going to accept payments. The options for online payment solution need to be examined in order to make the best selection based on your needs. Do you want payment processing that is strictly online? Some companies like an option to include invoice payments, phone and email payments using a virtual terminal, and even subscription billing. Are you going to be a strictly local e-commerce site or are you opening your products or services on a global platform? What if you want to start small and grow later? The one recommendation we make is that when you look for a payment processing solution, make sure it can accommodate your growth as a business. You do not want to change processors frequently!

Protecting Your Livelihood

Although hacking occurs on a regular basis, doing everything you can to protect yourself is vital. Who wants to spend a lot of time and energy bouncing back after losing money? If you are willing to lock your car, home, and valuables then the same should happen to your business. It all begins with considering your hosting options for the website. There are lots of very inexpensive hosts out there and they come with very cheap security. When you are looking for a web host, do research on their history with hacking. How often have they been hit? How much information was stolen? How quickly did they resolve the issue and what did they do to prevent it? Another thing you can do is backup your data on a regular basis. It makes bouncing back a lot easier and can help you learn how to better protect the information. But rather than learning from mistakes, simply invest in excellent tools that are designed to keep your site safe.

Finding Your Clients

While a medium-sized town can have four McDonald’s locations and each do very well, most e-commerce sites struggle to get the much-needed clientele because of the saturation. You have to find that one thing that makes you stand out and a bit different than other sites, even if you are offering the same product or service. To whom and where you advertise will have a huge impact on gaining customers. Know your target market and start there, it can always expand later! Peruse marketing platforms and find that one that seems the most helpful to what you want to gain. Can they help convert traffic into sales? What is their success rate for providing customer support? How helpful are they in tracking site trends?

Handling Legal Issues

A customer is upset with the product/service and is angry at how it was resolved. They decide to sue you. How on earth are you going to handle that while trying to run a business? Some people opt to hire an e-commerce lawyer because it saves them time and energy. It can be pricey but if you can afford it then we highly recommend it. If you can’t, you need to read up on the laws surrounding e-commerce. Learn as much as you can and you should be okay. It can help you head off some small issues initially and hire that lawyer if things are bigger than your capability.

The biggest mistake some people make is to treat their online store as a hobby. It’s your livelihood and will help you achieve your dreams. Protect it well, work smart, and care about it. You should be just fine!

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Tips To Start a Successful Online Business

I think that the most common characteristics of a successful entrepreneur is a good place to start in order to better your own business chops. The good news? If you don’t have these traits, you can develop them over time.

And I know It won’t always come naturally to you, but mimicking the positives of successful entrepreneurs can give you the edge you need. While there are certainly exceptions to the rule (After all, Steve Jobs wasn’t exactly known for his social skills.), if you want to optimize your odds of running a successful business, it’s wise to pick up every feasible tool.

Grace Lever review, The Founder of GraceLever.com & The Doing Academy is a tremendous entrepreneur. And through the power of digital marketing, as she stated her philosophy is centered on the principle of “Doing” and she equip business women to embrace good old-fashioned Doing with her Live “Doing Day” Workshops across the country.

Here are some of the most common characteristics shared among entrepreneurs who have achieved great success.

How to Start a Successful Online Business

Well, you know there is a proven method that you can use to guarantee your success when you’re starting a small business online. And I’ve seen thousands of people start and grow a successful businesses by doing the following:

  1. Find a need and fill it.

2. Write copy that sells.

3. Design and build an easy-to-use website.

4. Use search engines to drive traffic to your site.

5. Establish an expert reputation for yourself.

6. Follow up with your customers and subscribers with email.

7. Increase your income through back-end sales and upselling.

Anyone, from newbie to seasoned online entrepreneur, can benefit from this process in learning how to start a business online.

What I’ve Learned During the X Years I’ve Been an Entrepreneur

Twelve years ago I took a big step into starting my own online business after working for other people as an affiliate marketer and not making any money of my own. I had big ideas, some often too large, but still the same and I wanted to be my own boss. I jumped in knowing the basics of blogging and social media marketing which at the time is nothing compared to what is out there today and I decided to take the first step by purchasing my own domain. I chose the domain name ( money and technology ) and started my website the URL address is www.moneyandtechnology.com. I saw what others was doing on the internet like creating websites and blogs and making lots of money.



And I read their websites and blogs and I liked what I was reading and that’s what inspired me to want to create my own websites and blogs. So later on I started to learn about creating websites and blogs. The first blog that I ever created was entitled (  tracy’s blog ) at www.tlkool35.blogspot.com. It was on Blogger platform. But since then I have creating lots of other websites and blogs. I have a website entitled Money and Technology at
http://www.moneyandtechnology.com as listed above and it’s the website that I have been making most of the money that I have made from blogging. I have been making money with the google adsense advertisements, from affiliate marketing advertisements and from sponsored posts from advertising companies.

X Traits All Successful Entrepreneurs Should Have

1. Type-A personality

I know that people with a Type A personality are generally more ambitious, more driven, and have more follow-through. They’re not dreamers; they’re doers. Of course, this also comes with a slew of other problems like high stress levels (and everything that comes with them), but it’s the drive and follow-through that you should focus on. Dreams can be great, but what’s the use if you lack motivation to do anything about it?

2. Morning people

You should know that study after study has shown that morning people are more successful in their careers (and in many other aspects of their lives) than night owls. And also, there are certainly successful night owls, and if it’s truly impossible for you to get up at 5 a.m., then it’s not required for your success. The reason morning people get more done is that they’re not as prone to procrastination, which is something you can work on no matter what your internal clock settings.

Thinking About Starting an Online Business? Read This First!

We are all aware of the high percentage of new businesses that fail. When this occurs, money is lost, time and effort are wasted, and dreams go unfulfilled. If you are considering starting a business of any type and want some insight into the risks (and rewards) of doing so, I suggest you read Michael Gerber’s “The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It.” This is one of those rare business books that not only describes problems, but also offers good advice for overcoming those associated with a small business start-up.

 

I know that one of Mr. Gerber’s fundamental beliefs, and the basis for the book’s title, is that it is a myth (the “Entrepreneur Myth”) that small businesses are started by entrepreneurs risking capital to make a profit. Grace Lever has a great video show on her YouTube channel to help empower entrepreneurs. Go and signup and check it out.  Entrepreneurs typically do not start businesses, he says; people with certain technical skills to start businesses when they are gripped by an “entrepreneurial seizure” and suddenly feel a need to do things for themselves.

 

But this concept really hit home with me, because I know of instances where a dissatisfied employee one day realizes he or she can do things better and opens a competing machine shop, assembly house, restaurant, retail store or some type of “one-stop-shopping” business nearby. While this new business sometimes becomes successful, it fails just as often because the new owner knows no more about running a business than his or her former employer. The problem, as stated so well by Mr. Gerber is “the technical work of a business and a business that does that technical work are two totally different things.” So to put it simply, a person with technical skills will not necessarily be a good owner of a business that sells those technical skills. In fact, it can be argued that the more technical skill a person has, the more that person will focus on the technical things going on to the detriment of other aspects of the business.

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Donald Trump Finally Releases Plan to Jumpstart the American Economy and Reveals the Secret to creating Wealth for Average Americans Jason Goodman Investigates…

Donald Trump is an Entrepreneur Sensation!

Can Americans Double or Even Triple Their Incomes This Year?

Donald Trump Speaks to a packed Iowa Audience detailing his ” Income For Americans Plan.”

Can his new plan help average Americans earn more money faster, up to triple their current income?

(Iowa) Speaking before a packed auditorium, Donald Trump revealed the secret economic plan behind his “Make America Great Again” initiative. “It’s no secret that the Average American is earning less today than they were before the 2008 recession.” Stated Mr. Trump. “The reason is simple. There are people who know how to make money very easily, and they’ve rigged the system for themselves without sharing their secrets with people who really need it.”

“I’m going to change all that” Mr. Trump added.

“It’s time that people realized the amazing potential the American people have to create income for themselves and their families. The truth is, the average American can double or even triple their income today without making any changes to their current lifestyle.” Mr. Trump went on.

The secret, he says, is in taking advantage of the leverage available on the internet.

“It’s no secret that I made my fortune in real estate and television, because those were the best opportunities available at the time. But times have changed. Right now, an average American with no special skills and no investment can go out and start earning income online today .

Mr. Trump says the two best opportunities that’s available is the affiliate marketing program called Affilorama which teaches regular people to take advantage of this massive affiliate marketing internet opportunity quickly and easily, and even places them with real online companies that pay them for their time completing simple tasks. And also Sarah Taylor’s ” Home Cash Academy program “. The two programs works well when you combine them together. So join both programs today and start making lots of money from online and at home.

Sara Taylor is absolutely changing the world with her Home Cash Academy program” he said. And Sarah has endorsed ” Affilorama ” the Affiliate Marketing program that’s taking the affiliate marketing by storm.”Normally, rich people keep the secrets to their wealth to themselves. But Sara, she has found an amazing opportunity, and she is sharing it with everyone. That’s incredible.”

Trump has not hidden his affection for Ms. Taylor. He has recently been praising her on social media for her efforts to teach regular people how to create amazing wealth in their spare time.

We investigated the claims made by Mr. Trump and Ms. Taylor, and what we found is nothing short of amazing.

Ms. Taylor has been selectively sharing her program with a few exclusive students before the public debut, and the results have been nothing short of spectacular. We interviewed several of Ms. Taylor’s students and have found similar results among all of her students.

Theresa Andrews of Cedar Rapids, 28 never thought that she would work online, until curiosity got the best of her and she order Ms. Taylor’s Home Cash Academy. Before she knew it, she discovered her secret to beating the recession, and being able to provide for her family while at home with her three children.

I heard about Theresa from a colleague last month and decided to feature her story in our weekly consumer report. In our phone interview she told me her amazing story. “I actually make about $6,000-$8,000 a month working from home online. It’s enough to comfortably replace my old jobs income, especially considering I only work about 15-18 hours a week from my own home online. It gives me so much time to spend with my family.”

A check Theresa recently received using the Home Cash Academy  System

Working online has been a financial windfall for Theresa, who struggled for months to find a decent job but kept hitting dead ends. “I lost my job shortly after the recession hit, I needed reliable income, I was not interested in the “get rich quick” scams you see all over the internet. Those are all pyramid schemes. I just needed a legitimate way to earn a living for me and my family. The best part of working online is that I am always home with the kids. Thanks to the Home Cash Academy System, I am now giving my kids the childhood they deserve.”

I asked her about how she started her remarkable journey. “It was pretty easy, I saw an ad by Sara Taylor about a course called Home Cash Academy  . I knew about Sara Taylor from TV and knew she was legit, and since they offered a “1-Month Satisfaction Guarantee” – I figured I really had nothing to lose. so I invested in the course.

I got the course and within five weeks I had made over $8,000!!! It’s really simple, I am not a computer whiz, but I can use the internet. I follow Sara Taylor’s simple instruction. “I don’t even have to sell anything and nobody has to buy anything from me”. There are still a few positions available for Cedar Rapids at the time of this report, you should try it.

The companies you work with are worth over 100 billion dollars and are the most used sites in the internet market place, like Amazon, Google, Walmart, Delta, Apple and more… You’re using the top ranked sites in the world, over 50 percent of all internet traffic flows through them everyday. It’s a great opportunity and this has been helping people work at home online for over 5 years. Why not get in with the internet’s best and biggest companies?

There are plenty of scams on the internet claiming you can make $50,000 a month, but that is exactly what they are, scams. This kit, however, is not definitely not one of those! From my conversation with Theresa, “I am making a good salary from home online, which is amazing, under a year ago I was jobless in a horrible economy. Today I make about $80/Hour and I don’t even have to leave the house. I thank God every day that I filled out that form and got my Home Cash Academy  access just minutes later”

Quickly, Theresa Andrews was to use the simple Sara Taylor’s Home Cash Academy  course to make it out of the recession.

Theresa had never shared her story before, this is the first time she’s going public.

If you would like to take advantage of the same opportunity as Theresa. Here’s how to get started:

Step 1Go to Sarah Taylor’s Home Cash Course, and fill out the form to get instant online access to the program.

Step 2Use Sarah Taylor’s Home Cash Academy Course and follow the simple online instructions.

Step 3Deposit your Earnings by check or direct bank transfer, you get paid weekly. (Making money has never been so easy. Get ready for your life to change.)

Offer Expires on November 5, 2016Associated Links:

Affilorama Affiliate Marketing

Home Cash Academy Official Website

 

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“Work At Home Mom Makes $7,487/Month Part-Time”

The timing of this couldn’t be better, my wife and I are struggling too and this could be our answer.

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Shane
Friday, November 4, 2016

Thanks for the info, just started this 3 weeks ago. I’ve gotten 2 checks, pretty cooll.!

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Sandra
Friday, November 4, 2016

Has anyone tried this yet? Looks promising.

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Tim
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

@Tim, I’m using it now and it’s working pretty well actually! I paid for the membership, got it in a few days, signed up for my account and have been cranking along ever since. I’ve made great money already! I’m gonna grow this puppy as big as I can. Here’s a screen shot of my stats, my wife is in shock.

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Dianna
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Is this for real? I tried one thing and it didn’t pan out. I made about $500 a month but that was 2 years ago. I’m going to give this a shot.

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Bob
Monday, October 31, 2016

I think this is great and will come in really handy right now. I’m not the best computer user but I think I can do this!!! 🙂

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Joey
Monday, October 31, 2016

Just a quick notice about this thing. It does work but you have to be able to use a computer at least somewhat. If you can use email, etc. then you’ll be fine.

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Dana
Monday, October 31, 2016

I just got my first check! How cool is that?

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Janet
Sunday, October 30, 2016

this is a pretty cool article. I like that fact that it uses the internet!

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Jennie
Sunday, October 30, 2016

I don’t know. Im still kind of worried about the entire thing. Ive never worked from home

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Ted
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Does anyone know if you have to have any programs or a certain computer to make this work?

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Dan
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Hey Dan, the answer is No. Any computer you have will work, I currently use this system on an old laptop and it works great. You just need the kit that the author named in the article.

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Tony
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Holy cow Dianna! Thanks for posting that screen shot, you just gave me the inspiration I needed. Wow! 🙂

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Kimberly
Saturday, October 29, 2016

I hope this works because i really hate my boss!!!!!

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Gean
Friday, October 28, 2016

saw it and i’m gonna try it tomorrow

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Jerome
Thursday, October 27, 2016

I wonder how well this will work if I only do it a couple hours at night? I still have my day job( which I would love to quit, lol ), but right now I only have time for a couple hours a night. Ill reply back and let you guys know!

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Mark
Thursday, October 27, 2016

This is amazing! I wish I knew about this 5 years ago.

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Deb
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I’d just like to add my story; I think others would like to hear it. I too was always leery about work at home offers because they always seemed to be scams. But after the recession hit, I was a little frightened. I wanted to have a backup plan just in case. So, I took your advice and got my membership. It worked like a charm – I was earning money right away! I eventually did get laid off, just as I had feared, but since I had been using the online members area, I had money to fall back on. Now I’m doing better than I had at my job!

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Mark
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The Simple Plan

Step 1

Go to Home Cash Academy and fill out the form to get instant online access to the program

Step 2

Use Sarah’s Home Cash Academy Course and follow the simple online instructions

Step 3

Deposit your earnings by check or direct bank transfer. (Get paid weekly!) Enjoy Life!

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5 Ways Paying Attention to Analytics Helps Online Business

Starting an online business can be both fun and rewarding. The Internet is full of tools that can help you succeed regardless of the type of company you wish to build. Because many of these solutions are affordable, more people are starting their own enterprises today when compared to the 20th century. Of these tools, data collection is often one of the most valuable. For example, integrating systems like Google Analytics into shopping cart eCommerce software can assist in building greater future success.

Identifying Popular Products or Services

Analytic tools record when someone lands on any given page of your website. Over the course of time, this will show you what products or services people are finding more valuable. This could also signify that you may need to increase marketing for other products in order to drive traffic. In either case, this information is valuable when discovering what people like most about your business. Once you begin to understand a target demographic, you can build strategies to vastly increase income.

Monitoring Social Engagement

Social media plays an important role in the business world today. It helps build an online reputation while engaging a large number of possible customers in a short amount of time. Tools such as Google Analytics will record traffic to your website from these social elements. This will help identify whether or not your social marketing strategy is ideal or if it needs tweaking.

Tracking Online Growth

Even the smallest of online businesses should see an increase of growth over time. Analytics will display a graph depicting the amount of traffic your site gets as well as detailed reports regarding how people find your business. For example, you can see if you get more visitors from search engines or paid advertisements. Then, you can put together a plan to boost engagement among the lowest performing categories. For example, if you get 100 visitors from organic search and 5 visitors from social media, you may want to consider a plan for using sites like Facebook and Twitter more efficiently.

Identifying Trouble Pages

Data tools can also be invaluable when it comes to identifying problems on your site. For instance, pages with a high bounce rate mean that people are visiting the site but then hitting the back button. This often means that the content on the page is not what the visitor anticipated. Pages with a low average duration can also show that visitors are disinterested in that particular piece of content. In this case, it may take a bit of investigating to find out why.

Comparing Other Businesses Within Your Industry

Analytics can show how your business compares to others in the industry through benchmarking tools. At a glance, you can see how your traffic stacks up against the averages of thousands of global or even domestic online businesses. This data will include visitors from organic search results, social media, referrals, paid advertising and much more. Using this information, you can determine the best course of action to beat out the competition based on current online activity.

Understanding how the business performs online is an important facet of success. From gaining customers to identifying marketing platforms that work, data collection has potential to strengthen the company. Don’t underestimate the value of clear and precise information. It’s possible that it may contribute to building a stronger business platform.

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