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Are You Thankful For Your Internet Business?

This is Thanksgiving week here in the United States. Regardless of your political persuasion we do have many things to be thankful for in this country.

My question is when you look at all of the things you are thankful for is your Internet business one of them?

I personally have been through many ups and downs in the past 10 years building and maintaining a full-time online business. Running a profitable Internet marketing business is really not any different than running an offline business.

You still need to take care of the basics if you expect to succeed. You certainly need a good product or service and a way to get those out in the marketplace.

What has changed drastically in the last couple of years is how Internet marketing works. Google has made changes to their algorithms in the name of Google Panda and Google Penguin.

It’s interesting in the last six months that those of us who make money online, and are serious about it, have adapted and continue to find ways to do that. If your Internet business is not where you want it to be you may want to consider your business model.

At this point there are so many different ways to make money online you cannot fail if you find one that appeals to you.

We’ve been concentrating more on local business websites and marketing. This continues to work well because you can niche down which allows you to focus on a targeted market with less competition.

Affiliate marketing is best done this way today as well. You have to be creative when you find niches to target, but there are still plenty of them out there.

Network marketing is one of the best ways to make money on the Internet if you’re into social networking. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social sites work really well for meeting people and developing partnerships with them.

Network marketing is a good business model for taking advantage of the efforts of other people while benefiting both them and yourself. The last time I checked there were over 68 companies doing over $100 million a year in revenue that marketed their products with the multi-level marketing business model.

E-mail marketing is a good long term business strategy. My company has benefited from building a large list and continues to make money from it.

If you don’t have an Internet business you are thankful for at this point don’t give up because the opportunities are still there.

Internet Network Marketing – How To Identify The Best Network Marketing To Join Online

By Adam S Harding

Network marketing on the internet can be a very hard way to make money online and many people fail in their home based business ventures.

So to help you increase your chances of internet network marketing success, here are a number of important factors to look out for when deciding upon the best network marketing business to join online:

Information Products – At the core of a successful marketing business is the products. But many companies will have you selling physical products in the offline sense. I think the way to go is to sell info products such as ebooks, audio and video. These can be created once and sold over and over again. You can also automate the sell of information products in a way that you cannot do with physical products since people often want to see them in person. Look for network marketing companies that have information products for you to sell or look at introducing affiliate products for information products and digital services into your email follow-up sequence to help monetize all leads, even the ones that say no.

Sales Funnel – Legitimate home based business opportunities that work will be run by marketers who understand the importance of a sales funnel. An internet marketing sales funnel is essential for home based business success. With a sales funnel you offer leads arriving into your business a low cost product to help act as a funded proposal for any paid advertising campaigns being run. And then these buyers go through an upsell process where the can also buy high ticket products on the backend. This increases the average lifetime customer value for you. Make sure there is a sales funnel like this for you to “plug in” to when you join a home based business opportunity online.

Income Potential – When you look to join opportunities over the internet you are likely to be doing so because you want to earn more money and work less. Not the other way around! Have a look at the income disclosure for the business that you join to see the amounts that others are making with the company. Usually with these sort of things there will be quite a few people not taking action and not getting results, but if there is a wide spread of different people (not just one or two) earning an excellent living wage then the signs are good.

In Demand Products – Don’t decide whether an internet business opportunity works depending on whether you make money. Decide if it works depending on how well it converts high quality traffic to sales. If the home based business opportunity works then you will get a high average lifetime value per customer as part of the sales funnel they have in place.

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