This video was produced by Sotiris Bassakaropoulos
Do you want to build a website and start earning money online?
What if I could tell you the 4 easy steps to build your online business? In this post I share with you how easily you can get started today by taking Action with 4 easy steps. Plus if you stick around to the end I will include a Bonus. Let’s get started.
Step 1 – Build A List Of People You Don’t Know
You will need an Autoresponder to capture people’s names and emails. The importance of building your own email list cannot be over emphases. Your email list is and asset that cannot be take away from you. Unlike social media follower, which can disappear in a slit second. YouTube is well known for shutting down a channel with no explanation.
What Is An Autoresponder?
Here is definition given by i-Autoresponder
An autoresponder is a service, script or program that sends out one or more pre-written email messages in reply to an email sent to it. This can be done from a customer either filling out a web form or sending a request email. Basically, an Autoresponder is a piece of software that automatically delivers your information to anyone who asks for it.
Autoresponders are often used as e-mail marketing tools, to immediately provide information to their prospective customers and then follow-up with them at preset time intervals. Autoresponders are an essential part of doing business and online marketing. They save you a great deal of time as well as increase sales. There many options when finding the best price and the features you need and they are getting easier to use all the time.
An Autoresponder not only saves you time and money it helps to develop a trust relationship between both existing customers and potential customers alike. If you are not using an Autoresponder you are getting left behind. There are so many good service providers out there now that make it so easy to set up that you really have no excuse anymore. Give an Autoresponder a try to watch your profits grow.
Step 2 – Build Relationships With These People
Build know, like and trust, by remembering this quote:
“Nobody cares about you or what you want…it’s all about what’s in it for them.”
Be personable by answering questions, comment and interact with people on social media. Respond comments on your blog post. Offer then a freebie if they opt into your email list.
Step 3 – Deliver Valuable Information and Content To These People
What is “valuable content?” Valuable content is content that internet users want to read. Valuable content must be interesting, factual and well written. People who use the internet are looking for entertainment, information, community and helpful products at a competitive price.
Deliver your value-packed content through your blog, website or email list.
Do Not Spam your affiliate links on Social Media, this will get you band in a heartbeat. However, you should share your blog post on all of your social media networks,
Step 4 – Market Products and Services To These People
Don”t be afraid to ask for the sale. Include a call to actions in all your content. On your blog or website posts include three call to actions . One at the top, one in the middle and one at the bottom. Many would-be profitable blogs and websites fail because they are not properly monetized with products or services that relate to the content or niche.
BONUS: How to Set Up an Effective Affiliate Strategy for Making Money on Your Site
There are many ways to make money on the Web and a popular method is to use an affiliate program. But there is more to making money with an affiliate program than simply pasting in your links and watching your bank account grow. The following strategies will help you create a better affiliate site.
Start with Content, Not Affiliate Links
It can be very tempting to create a site that is jammed full of affiliate links. But if you don’t have content to back up your links, your readers will simply leave. Remember, as an affiliate, you are automatically a middleman. This means that your customers can get what you’re selling somewhere else, possibly for less. What do you provide to your customers that they can’t get by going straight to the retailer?
Then Look at the Affiliate Provider
Check out how much they pay, how much their products sell for, and how useful they are. Plus, the more interested in the products you are, the easier it is for you to sell them.
Don’t Worry About the Pay Percentages
1% of a $500 product will net you more than 10% of a $30 product. That’s just math. But it can be easy to get sucked into the percentages when you’re working as an affiliate. If you start thinking “this affiliate only pays X and I could do better” you’re just going to sabotage yourself. Focus on the costs of the products you’re selling, not the amount you get from the sale.
Take Your Time
Affiliate selling takes patience. Some companies don’t pay out very quickly, or you need to make a minimum amount before they pay. If you spend time creating content and then adding affiliate links, your site will do better in the long run.
There you have it. Now it is time for you to Take Action and implement these strategies :
- Build a list of people you don’t know.
- Build relationships with these people, via social media and offer them a freebie if they join your email list.
- Deliver valuable information and content to these people via your blog or website and email.
- Market products and services that relate to your content or niche. Ask for the sale in a non-sales type of way, Simple recommend the products and services that you know to be a good value to your readers
“Action takers, are Money makers! Nothing worth wild is accomplished Action.”
P.S. If you need to build a website please read my blog post entitled HOW TO BUILD TWO FREE WEBSITES.