Here is a little info that could help people
on How To Start An On-line Business.
This is hard work, not a get quick rich
Let's break the down the tasks:
1) Finding something profitable to
promote on line.
You can either find/build a product or
service your self and market it via the
internet to generate sales. This does
require a lot of work, time and dedication
in building that side of the business.
The other option, which is by far the most
popular is to promote a product/service for
another company, receiving a commission for
every sale you generate. This is called an
Affiliate Program, if you search on Google
for Affiliate Program you will find heaps of
info and companies that you can work with. A
big bonus taking this route is that these
companies offer help, advice and promotional
material to help you generate sales. You
also have the added bonus of not
stocking/shipping/billing the products or
Our company help people promote Premium Rate
content Services, you would have seen them
on TV and in any newspaper in the UK. The
most popular service by far is the dating
services, men wanting to meet women.These
services are accessed via a premium rate
number, charged at x per minute. I receive a
percentage split of the tariff the service
is on, for example £1/min. That £1 would get
shared between many people. The Telco (The
company that supplies the numbers) would
take 25p, the Operator would get 25p/min,
the Service provider (The company that sets
everything up, employs the readers, sets up
the numbers and is the company that pays
everyone) would take 5p/min. The rest goes
to the promoter, the media owner - 40p/min.
Doesn't sound much but it builds up quicker
than you think, the average call duration is
8 minutes, 40p x 8 = £3.20 per call.
If you want to promote the services we
Premium Rate Provider.
2) Research you competition
How can you design your site better than the
others? What content can you add that others
dont? What would make your visitors want to
buy your service/product? What are your
Target audiences? Why would they re-visit
Spend at least 2 weeks visiting your
competition, learn what they offer, how they
get traffic. Find as much info as possible.
3) Planning your Web Site:
Start planning content for your site.
Pictures, wording, games, newsletters, tools
your visitors can use. Content is King!
A visit to
is essential to look for keywords.
You need to plan your web site as much as
you can. Think about what pages you are
going to have, what content are your
visitors going to enjoy etc. etc. They say
"Content is King" And I couldn't agree more.
The more content your site has the better,
for Search Engines and Visitors!
The better you plan your web site, the
better the outcome!
4) Learn On Site SEO
Learning On Site SEO before building your
site will help you design your site around
the SEO rules, which are vital if you are
want traffic from Search Engines. To learn
the basics of SEO,
is a good site to get going.
5) Designing a Web Site.
I always say to people starting out, DONT
LEARN WEB DESIGN. You can get a site built
for peanuts these days, it just isn't worth
putting your efforts and time into learning
any web design/programming work at all. Of
course a lot of people would disagree this,
but Im going on my past 8 years experience.
Design Services -
We can build you a site exactly to your
spec, as you pay for what you need.
6) SEO, Search Engine Optimisation.
The reason I suggested that it's not worth
learning Design (If you are in the early
stages) is because I think that your time
and efforts are better spent in learning SEO.
Getting people to come to your web site is
hard, but doable if you follow the rules.
The more people who visit your web site, the
more money you will make.
Off site SEO. You need to build links to
your site, which is not easy. Submit your
sites to as many directories as possible,
email other webmasters for a link exchange,
research on-line on how to obtain more
links. I spend 3 hours per day trying to
find links and thinking of ways that I can
get more links. If you have something on
your site that other sites would want to
use, then they could link to your site, the
best method I have fount to date. You can
also try forums, adding a link in the
signature of your posts.