Starting an Internet marketing business seems to be all the rage these days, but the truth of the matter is that most people have absolutely no idea where to start or what to sell when it comes right down to it.
Combine that with the literally hundreds and hundreds of different options out there (thousands, even) that you have to choose from when you’re deciding to create your Internet marketing business and we really talking about information overload at the root core.
Luckily, when you decide to take advantage of the five-step plan I’ve provided below to create a thriving Internet marketing business – not just any old Internet marketing business, but one that has the potential to completely change your financial future forever – you’ll be able to cut through all of the clutter and noise.
Let’s dive right in!
Find a niche or industry that targets a specific market before doing anything else
The biggest – absolute BIGGEST – mistake that people make when looking to create an Internet marketing business is focusing on the wrong things at the wrong time. Before you go out looking for a product or something to sell, try to find a web designer or someone to create a logo, or absolutely anything else, you need to focus on finding a market. The size, scope, and rabid passion of your market will dictate whether or not you enjoy real success in the Internet marketing world more than anything else.
Understand EXACTLY what they’re looking for
Now that you found your target market, you want to dive as deep into the community as possible. You really trying to focus on their pain, what they would see as an ideal solution, and what kinds of products there already purchasing on a regular basis. From there on out, it’s a simple as pulling the different aspects of the market together to create the “ideal solution”. This allows you to create products and services that sell themselves all on their own.
Your advertising must stand out
This doesn’t mean that your marketing advertising needs to be confrontational, sloppy, or over the top – but that it does need to be outrageous enough to cut through all of the clutter and noise already out there in the marketplace. We are bombarded with nearly 3000+ marketing messages on a daily basis, and most of us have learned to tune out the noise. Unless your advertising and marketing is a bit outrageous, it’s going to fall into the background.
Focus on giving value to your target audience
Though you’ll definitely need to make sure that the other areas of your business are taking care of, your daily focus needs to be on helping people through your products and services, finding more people that can benefit from your product, service or opportunity. Find new ways to create products and services to offer. Literally nothing else matters in this kind of business, and you should also look into outsourcing some of the unimportant tasks.
Have fun with it
Last but not least, understand that Internet marketing is not brain surgery nor the search for curing cancer – it’s a fun, exciting, and amazingly lucrative opportunity that you will be able to take advantage of if you have fun with it.
It’s your turn!
Do you have any tips that you can add to a thriving Internet Marketing business? Please share your feedback in the comments section and I look forward to reading them!
Thanks for sharing all these great tips. As always so much good information.
You’re welcome Irene. 🙂
Wise words. This is very similar to the coaching I give people starting a new coaching, healing, or service based business. And, you said it so clearly…
Exactly. Thanks Linda!
Howdy! Stopping by 🙂
Thanks for the tips; I used the same principles and molded them a little to make them applicable to my blog!
Awesome. Good to see that it’s working for you. Thanks for sharing that. 🙂
5 simple guidelines to launch and sustain a thriving internet marketing business. I love it Nate!
Right on Greg! Thanks bud! 😉
I’m so glad you added, “have fun with it.” Sometimes I get overwhelmed with all there is to learn and do and have found that I get the best results when I just go with the flow and share from my heart. The tips you outlined in your 5 step plan to having a thriving internet marketing business are brilliant!! Thanks Nate!
Thank you so much Judy! 🙂
I dig each practical tip and the Fun tip caps it off! Unless you have fun the practical tips rarely work. Move out of the mechanical, step by step, stiff approach and start having real fun. Put your personality into your work.
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Awesome. Thanks for the comments!
The only tip I could really share here is about authenticity. Make sure that your business is an extension of something you love, otherwise, whats the point of it?
Exactly. Very well said! Thanks Ryan!
Wow Nate! If anyone needs a road map to success, it’s right here! You it the nail on the head. Success in network marketing is simple (it may not be easy). The steps to success are simple.
Yes, they are simple but yet the consistency is what people struggle with. Thank you for the comments!
Hope all is well
Providing value is important, people don’t buy products necessary. They buy the benefits associated with the product “so to speak.”
Always enjoy you coming on here and sharing your feedback. Yes, wise words my friend. Thank you for the comments!
Outsourcing of the less important stuff does release time for one to focus on the more important. That is an important component of a successful business instead of getting bogged down with the small stuff.
Well said Nomusa!
Great steps to build a thriving internet marketing business. For anyone just coming in, this is the blog post they should definitely look into to build a strong, core foundation when just starting.
The thing that a lot of online marketers don’t teach is figuring out the wants and needs of their target market. This is a way of getting to know them and showing your concern for their needs. If they can feel that, then they’ll be more open to your offers!
Yes, I agree. They don’t teach it. It’s all about getting in, and start targeting the world. The key is dialing in on a specific group. Great feedback! Thanks!
Another great and informative blog. Thanks.
You’re welcome Caro!
Some great tips here! Thank you!
You’re welcome Sophie!
This are some great tips. These is such great advice and so many people miss it. Thank you for sharing it!
No problem, glad you enjoyed it!
Great content, Nate! It brings to light some areas I’ve been slacking with lately. You gave me the push to get back to those areas.
Awesome. Go out and take action Pam! 😉
Absolutely great content. The focus on giving value to your content part spoke to me a lot which is why I recently rebranded and focus on things other than design.I have clipped this fantastic article to my evernote!
Awesome. Thank you KG!
Hi Nate, I have a lot of friends on facebook who have online businesses selling products, I have sent them your tips because I felt they are so right and so relevant. In this day and age it helps to be out there and amongst it. Soon I may have to create my own logo and brand name. Thank you.
Yes, thank you for sharing my content. Much appreciated! 🙂
Another great post Nate!
One important thing I’d like to add is to “stick to it”. I’ve seen so many people quite when it didn’t make them a millionaire in a week. Okay, that might be a little exaggerated, but it happens every day.
As you know it takes work, dedication and self-motivation, and most folks give up three feet before the gold.
People also need to find ways to keep themselves motivated. It’s not like you have a boss to hold you accountable, or a paycheck that’s on the line. SO different working for yourself.
I started way back in 1998 and my driving force was that I was SO sick and tired of working a job and what came with it. Was enough to get me going and keeping my going.
Most people who have never done this business want to be an over night sensation. It’s all about making progress every day, taking action, consistently over a period of time. Thanks for coming on here with your feedback. Much appreciated! 🙂
One tip I would add Nate is consistency. Like you discussed in the article, there are a lot of opportunities for Internet Marketers. I would suggest that one stays with a program and stick out the learning curve versus jumping from one program to the other. Building a business is a long term strategy and your marketing efforts can be measured quarterly to see if they are providing the desired results. Great article.
Awesome feedback, Karl! Appreciate the comments!