Thursday, December 20, 2007

3 Idiot Proof Home Business Success Tips

Starting a home business and turning it into a long-term profitable business venture is the dream of millions of people. Many pursue that dream and succeed; others fail and give up, but most never even try.

Remember you can't build a successful home business if you never even try and you certainly aren't going to get far if you can't get up from your failures. You are in control of your own destiny. You have the freedom to choose success, failure, or just keep cruising through life on your safe wagon never going up or down.

Below I have given you three idiot proof home business success tips. They are the basis for creating any long-term profitable business. If you follow and stick with them, you won't fail.

Idiot Proof Tip #1 - Promote high converting products with large profit margins.

It's very hard to make a living if you are only selling products that make you a few dollars profit per sale. If you want to build a profitable home business you should be promoting products that make you at least $25.00 profit per sale. Remember, that this is what you need to make in profit so you must factor in your expenses and make at least that much extra per sale.

Idiot Proof Tip #2 - Take the time to create high converting marketing material.

You can have the best home business in the world but if your sales material does not bring in any visitors and then convert them into paying customers, you will not make money. Marketing is the life of your home business so this is very important!

Your advertisements, salesletters, promotional emails, affiliate marketing material, articles, etc... All need to work for you and bring in results. If you are not good at writing good sales copy then hire someone to do it for you or take the time to learn how to do it yourself.

Idiot Proof Tip #3 - Automate your home business as much as possible.

If you want to actually have any time to enjoy yourself then you will need to automate your home business as much as possible. Not to mention the fact that this will help tremendously in increasing your profits and free up time for other business tasks that actually help you to make money.

Autoresponders, outsourcing, and PLR are three great ways to save you a ton of time and increase your income potential. By automating your business and using pre-existing resources available, you can concentrate on the part of your home business you really enjoy... Making Money!

Follow these three home business tips like your life depends on it and you will have a successful home business. But before you can even begin to follow these tips you first have to take action and get starting on making your dreams come true. Stop sitting there waiting for the right time because that time is now!

Dedicated to your success,
Trent Brownrigg
Free Money Making Tips

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Stop the Money Making Hype - Get the Facts!

In keeping with the theme of my last post, I wanted to expand a little more on this topic and give you some ways to help protect yourself from money making lies...

We see them all the time; sales pages that simply blow our minds with amazing promises of insane amounts of money. I saw one just the other day that started out something like this:

“Earn $8,500+ Every Day!”

“No Website, No Selling, No Recruiting, You Can't Fail”

And then it went on and on about how this was a money making system where you don't even have to work. They will do all the work for you and all you have to do is sit at home and collect your money.

Do you actually believe this is true?

If you don’t, good for you! If you do believe this crap, I am extremely disappointed. I truly hope you never believe something like that.

The sad part is that crap like this gets sold to us each and every day. The sales pages are loaded with blatant lies and outrageous promises. And the reason that these sites get away with this crap is because there are always new people coming into the work at home marketplace and falling for it.

You don't have to fall victim to this work at home hype because there is a simple solution to this problem... Instead of believing everything you read, take it upon yourself to get the facts. If they won't give you the facts then you know that the person has something to hide.

While this might sound easier said than done, it really isn't. You just need to have the nerve to approach the site owners and ask them some questions about their money making product. What kind of questions should you ask? Here are a few to get you started:

Question #1 - What exactly do I have to do to make money?

This is probably one of the toughest questions to get answered. One reason for that is the owners only make money if you buy into their program so they don't want to give anything away before you buy. But if they have a legitimate and honest online business they will be happy to answer that for you.

Another reason is because in order for you to make money in many programs, you have to recruit people into the program itself. Also, you might actually have to pay to upgrade before you even qualify to earn. Many money making programs don’t pay their free members. So, while they say you can join for free, what they don’t tell you is that in order to earn you must become a paid member.

Question #2 - Are there any additional costs?

This is related to the above problem with having to be a paid member in order to make money. Some programs also require you to buy “product” before you qualify to earn. So it's your job to find out if there are any additional costs before you join the program.

Question #3 - Can I see proof of income?

Another thing you want to do is ask for proof of their earnings with this system, not money that they made just because they sold it. You will very often find people showing you huge amounts of money that they made. But if you dig deeper you will find it’s not because of the system itself, it’s all the money they made by selling the system. For all you know the system could be worthless.

Question #4 - Are the testimonials real?

If there are any testimonials on the site they will usually post a link to the person’s site who gave the testimonial. Visit their sites and contact them to ask if their testimonials are real and if they still recommend the product. They have nothing to lose by giving you their honest opinion so this is a great way to get a true outside perspective on the product.

The bottom line is this... Don’t blindly jump into any money making program. You have the right to ask questions and get all the answers that you need before you put your time, effort, and money into a work at home opportunity. If they don't provide you with the answers you need or you simply don’t like the answers you’ve been given, then stay away from that program and find another one.

There are plenty of legitimate online opportunities so don't settle for anything you are unsure of.

Forget the money making hype… Get the facts!

Dedicated to your success,
Trent Brownrigg
Free Money Making Tips

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Why Are You Attracted To Money Making Lies?

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There was a question I answered today on a work at home forum I moderate and I wanted to share it for you as well...

Why are people so easily attracted to promises of making money fast when they know they can get scammed by a get rich quick scheme?

People are attracted to promises of making money fast because just about everyone wants to get rich quickly and they let themselves believe that it's possible. And the people who create these programs and opportunities know all they have to do is make outrageous promises of wealth and there will always be plenty of unsuspecting victims willing to send their hard earned money.

The people who fall for these get rich quick schemes have no idea they are jumping into something that is bound to leave them broke and confused. The website looks legit and they are blinded by the thoughts of making incredible amounts of money in a short amount of time.

However, they inevitably fail or get outright scammed and they soon find out that getting rich quickly isn't going to happen.

Making money online is a long road full of pot holes, speed bumps, and construction. It's not an easy journey and anybody that tells you that you will get rich quick is flat out lying to you!

Only a very small percentage of people who start on the journey to make money online are able to quickly find a high amount of success. The chances of it happening are slim to none.

I have been Making Money Online as an internet marketer for almost 5 years and even now I am far from being rich. In my time as an internet marketer I have seen countless people start with high aspirations and then quickly fade away. The reason is almost always because they came in thinking they were going to make money online quickly and easily, but it never happened.

Please don't get caught up in the hype of getting rich quick! It will almost certainly end in disappointment.

Don't get me wrong, you can make money online! There are plenty of people making a great living on the internet. I make my entire income online and I know many others who do as well. Just don't expect it to come quickly or easily. You will have to put in a lot of time and hard work before you are rewarded.

Dedicated to your success,
Trent Brownrigg
Make Money Online

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Secret Project Finally Launched - Plus $500 Giveaway

One of my friends, George Manty, from Can I Make Big Money Online has finally unveiled his long-awaited top secret project. It's called "Barter Genius" and it's a great way to get the things you need but can't afford.

Even I wasn't let in on this secret a minute early. I had no idea what it was until yesterday when he launched it. Now that I do know what it is, I personally think it's a spectacular idea! It really is Genius. I just wish I would have thought of it.

What is Barter Genius all about? Here's what George has to say...

Just imagine being able to get the professional help you need without spending lots of money. So many new online business owners don’t have the money or skills to do everything they need to succeed. With Barter Genius you can trade your skills for the skills of others. Not only that, but if you want you can trade your skills for almost anything else imaginable (vacations, clothes, cars, hotel rooms…). You name it; it’s probably available to trade.

You can read more about it on his blog post.

Wait! That's not all...

George is also holding a contest for this new site. He's giving away $500 to one lucky winner! For more details about how you can enter the contest and have your chance to win $500 just click here.

Dedicated to your success,
Trent Brownrigg
Home Business

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

10 Internet Marketing Principles for Your Home Business

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Below I have listed ten principles of internet marketing that you can use to build a successful home business online. They are not in any order of importance but all are very important!

1) Give your website visitors lots of quality information. Give them content that they will learn from and that they can actually use. They key here is to provide exceptional quality without charging for it. Writing in-depth articles and lessons for them based on topics in your home business niche are great ways to do this. Internet marketing success is largely about freely giving and helping others.

2) Stick to the theme of your home business website. For example, if your website is about making money online then you should only provide information and resources about that and similar topics. These can be topics such as; home based business, work at home, business opportunities, home jobs, online business, internet marketing, affiliate marketing, niche marketing, blogging, etc...

As you can see they all have a similar theme related to making money online. People coming to a site like this don't want to read about car racing or fantasy football or anything else completely unrelated. You will lose business fast if you don't have a noticeable theme to your site and stick to it. This is one of the main internet marketing principles.

3) Build your list. One of the things you will hear very often in the internet marketing world is, "the money is in the list" and it's true. Building a list is one significant part of building a successful home business. One great way to build your list is to offer a free ebook, an e-course, a newsletter or something else valuable to your visitors in exchange for their email address.

Another powerful way to multiply your subscriber list is to form joint ventures with other internet marketers, swap ads with each other telling your subscribers to join their list and vice versa. Most internet marketers know the huge benefits of doing this and many are willing to agree.

One important point to remember about building a list is that it's not necessarily the size of the list that matters; it's how responsive they are. You need to form a great relationship with your subscribers. Send them valuable information and resources on a set schedule and put your personality into the emails. Give lots of value and keep giving it unconditionally. Your goal is to have them begging for your emails! Then you will reap the rewards.

4) Give freebies. As I stated above, success with internet marketing has a lot to do with how much you give freely. One great way to create a buzz about your home business and establish yourself as a well-known and respect member of the internet marketing community is to create ebooks and give them away for free.

Write an ebook that is loaded with quality, useful information, tons of tips, and valuable resources. Make it valuable enough that you could sell it for a great profit, but give it away for free instead. Doing this will sky-rocket your profits more than you can ever imagine when it comes time for you to actually sell a product.

5) Create a plan. Have you ever heard that if you fail to plan then you plan to fail? This is very true when trying to build a successful home business. You must know where you want to go and how you are going to get there. There are many internet marketers who are more than willing to help you plan your home business, whether it's in the form of a product they have created or by actually helping you personally. Take what you learn, adapt it to your needs, and create a home business plan for yourself.

6) Start a blog. Home business blogs (like the one you are reading) are a great way to quickly and easily publish content to your website. Search engines love them because they are updated frequently and so do people. Plus, internet marketers typically link to blogs much more often than they do regular websites so it's easier to get inbound links, high search engine rankings, and more traffic. And there are several blogging communities, such as MyBlogLog that you can become a part of to connect with other bloggers and increase the readership of your blog.

7) Get affiliates. When you create products or services be sure to add an affiliate program for them and get as many affiliates as possible marketing for you. Top internet marketers know that it is much easier to build a successful home business when you have an army of affiliates promoting your products and making money for you.

There is only so much you can do yourself and having hundreds of affiliates helping you out is an incredible way to leverage the work of others for mutual benefit. Offer them at least 50% commissions on each sale. I recommend even higher. The more you pay the more affiliates you will get. Even after paying them such a high commission you'll still make a lot more money then you would without affiliates selling for you.

8) Make friends. Forming relationships with other internet marketers is one of the most vital parts of building a home business. Networking is a key factor of success. The more online business friends you make, the better your chances for finding JV partners, affiliates, and getting your name known to the world. Once you build up a nice entourage your business will hit new heights and it will be much easier to launch any of your new projects.

Plus, having internet marketing friends will make your "job" more satisfying. Running an online business can be very lonely since you don't have any co-workers or anyone else around all day to chat with. Having online friends at least allows you to have a little conversation on a daily basis. Admittedly, it is through a computer screen but it's better than nothing.

9) Get your visitors involved. Allowing your website visitors to get involved is a great way to bring back repeat visitors, build relationships, and also increase your sites content without writing it yourself. Some of the best ways to do this are by adding forums or message boards, allowing blog comments, surveys, and accepting article submissions. Getting them involved may also give you valuable feedback to help you improve your business.

10) Market/Advertise/Promote. Although these are technically three different things, they are closely related and often referred to collectively, so I am putting them here together under "marketing." There are hundreds of ways to market your business and yourself on the internet. Some of the more popular methods include: Article marketing, advertising on other websites, PPC, buying text links, forums, link exchanges, SEO, ezines, blog reviews, online classifieds, etc... and there are tons more.

Each of those marketing methods would take their own article to explain in-depth, so I am not going to do that here. If you need more information on any of them, you can find many internet marketing articles and blog posts on this website talking about each of them. Or just do a search on Google.

Alright, there you have it! If you apply each of these ten internet marketing principles to your home business on a regular and consistent basis, you will soon find yourself very successful!

Ok that's it for today's home business tips.

Do you have anything to add to this post or any questions about it? If so, please leave a comment below.

Dedicated to your success,
Trent Brownrigg
Make Money Online

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Saturday, December 01, 2007

What Is Your Favorite Blogging Platform?

Just about everyone who decides to start a blog contemplates one of the biggest blogging dilemma's, whether they should start by using Google's free Blogger service or go with a hosted Wordpress blog on their own domain? When you combine ease of use, simplicity of starting, functionality, and SEO, I have to go with Blogger as my top choice and I will tell you why below.

If you do some research around the blogosphere, you will undoubtedly discover that many more people put in their vote for Wordpress over Blogger.

But I have to ask why?

I've used both for various blogs I own and from what I can see, the whole Wordpress craze comes from its Web 2.0 capability. It comes with the built-in ability for users to employ an ever growing source of third party plug-ins, as well as small add-on programs called widgets. These add-ons enhance the functionality of wordpress blogs and make them more appealing to the end-user. If you search on Google for "Wordpress widgets", you will find a huge amount of different resources for adding on WP widgets.

So if Wordpress has such a great following and is loaded with so many creative plug-ins, widgets, and thingamabobs, then why do I prefer Blogger? The answer is pretty straightforward... I am looking for traffic from the search engines, and Google in particular. And since Google owns Blogger, I think it would be crazy to think that they don't give blogger blogs better search engine rankings. And when it comes to profiting, SE Rankings are what it's all about.

Also, it is incredibly easy to make blogs using the Blogger service. Even the newest of newbie’s can have one set up within a few minutes. It is also extremely simple to add Google Adsense to Blogger blogs. Once you have your Adsense publisher ID, you can just click a link in your blog template to add a block of Adsense to your blog.

I've never had any problems with blogger at all and I have been using them for over 4 years. My blogs rank highly for many of their target keyword phrases and some of them are very profitable. As long as my blogs keep bringing in profits without messing around with all those "extras" offered by WP then I will stick with blogger.

For me it's a clear choice, if you want a more high-tech blog with lot of options, widgets, and gadgets, then you should definitely go with Wordpress. But, if you are looking to start a blog that you can put up quickly and easily to start making money as soon as possible, then Blogger is for you.

Oh and I also forgot to mention, there are now some great tools available that allow you to keep track of numerous Blogger blogs from just one place. This makes it even easier to use Blogger for your blogging needs and build a good income.

Now you have heard my opinions on which blogging platform to use and reasons for them. I'd also like to hear what you think and why? Just leave a comment to let me know why I am right or wrong, in your opinion, and any other thoughts you have on the topic.

Dedicated to your success,
Trent Brownrigg
Free Home Business Tips

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