7 Steps To Success In Your Home Based Information Marketing Business

Before we talk about the 7 steps to home business success, you may have wondered if there really is such a thing as a perfect home based business. Many years of experience and a lot of research by me and others has proven that Information Marketing is the only opportunity I know of that meets all of the requirements for a P.E.R.F.E.C.T. home business.

There are Seven Keys the P.E.R.F.E.C.T. home based business must satisfy, one key for each letter in the word PERFECT.

The “P” in PERFECT stands for “Profitable”

The first “E” in PERFECT means “Easy”

The “R” stands for “Real”

The “F” means “Fits With Your Desired Lifestyle”

The second “E” stands for “E-friendly” (can use the internet and e-mail for marketing)

The “C” means”Competitive”

And the “T” stands for “Testable At Low Risk”

The PERFECT Home Based Business will fill all of the requirements outlined in these seven keys and Information Marketing matches every requirement.

Once you’re convinced too that Information Marketing is the PERFECT home based business opportunity for you, and I hope you are, the next step is to take action and get started on your own home based Information Marketing business.

There are Seven PERFECT(TM) Action Steps to Success in your Information Marketing Business, one for each letter in the word PERFECT. Here is an overview of the seven PERFECT action steps:

1. P: Passion

2. E: Economics

3. R: Research

4. F: Find Your Business Model

5. E: Establish Your Product Line

6. C: Complete Your Marketing Machine

7. T: Traffic and Conversion

P: Passion means determining your core desires and identifying your passion(s) and strength(s). This is a required first step that will help motivate you and greatly increase your chances of being successful. You are much more likely to succeed in the long term if your business is centered around something you are passionate about.

E: Economics means finding profitable markets that resonate with your core desires, passions, and strengths that you identified in the first success step called Passion. If you can’t find a market that fits completely, at least find one that you are strongly interested in, or think you could become strongly interested in. But, if a market is not profitable, it doesn’t matter whether or not it matches your passions. Find a profitable market before creating any products.

R: Research means doing additional research on the market(s) you identified in the Economics success step, on the product(s) you think you may want to offer, on your potential competitors, and on your prospects.

The purpose is, in part, to make sure you know exactly what kind of products are being offered to your market, where they are being offered, where your prospects may be searching for solutions, what kind of sales copy and offers are being used, who your competitors are and what they aren’t offering that your prospects need (that you could offer in your product).

F: Find Your Business Model means deciding what business model is the best fit for your personality, skills and interests, the one that most closely matches what you would like to do in the future, and even the one that sounds like it would be the most fun for you to do.

The business model you decide on will include your choice of Marketing Channel (online, e-mail, offline, or a combination), Product Category (determined by the degree of content created by you), and Sales Process (direct linking, opt-in, sales page, or content site, for example).

C: Complete Your Marketing Machine means creating everything needed to attract prospects and convert them to paying customers, including for example, web pages to get prospects to opt in to your e-mail list or to sell or pre-sell a product, a series of autoresponder e-mail messages, order pages, download pages and so on.

Another way of looking at it is, once you have at least your first product created, or your first affiliate product selected, how do you get it marketed? How do you get orders and get paid for them? Your marketing machine accomplishes all of that, and what your marketing machine looks like will depend on which sales process you have selected for your business.

T: Traffic And Conversion means getting traffic and converting that traffic into orders.

If your build your web site, they will come. Right?

WRONG!

In order to get the traffic you need you must give people a reason to visit your opt-in page, sales page, or content web site. There are many free and paid methods to get traffic to your web site. Getting traffic is one thing. Converting that traffic to orders for your product is another. If you have ten million people visit your site, but nobody orders, what good is it?

You need to be able to convert the traffic into orders.

Web Based Call Centers

Web based call centers form one of the top solutions for customer interaction using the latest technologies. These are call centers utilizing web based technologies to advertise products or services provided by a company. They are mainly focused on incoming calls.

Call centers transformed into dot com companies or engaging in web-based customer care solutions is the cheapest solution for web based trading or e-commerce. As the name indicates, call centers communicate mostly via telephone. Nevertheless, many centers realize the importance of using the web. Together with call center facilities, web sites can handle trading services smoothly. It is seen that 40% of call centers partially or completely use web based customer care services.

One of the benefits of web based technology is that the Internet provides endless business transactions, regardless of incoming and outgoing contacts. In most virtual relationships, a customer and a service consultant usually end up telephoning each other. Using the web can link them in a consistent and continuous manner. Reliability and speed make web based call centers a more convenient resource for obtaining business information. The Internet allows companies to meet customer expectations and bring about rapid solutions to their demands. Instant answers are a major benefit of using the Internet. Here, every customer has the privilege to comment on customer services. Many companies receive at least a quarter of a million hits a week on a web site. It helps firms to search for the status of orders and respond to client requirements or comments in a quick, cheap and fair way.

For financial companies, highly secure, web based call centers are key solutions to their operations. Web technologies allow segmentation facilities for their parent business establishments. Banks that employ web technology can build an intelligent routing path that directs each client call to particular representatives. It is also useful for developing a systematic customized delivery. Also, downloadable fund reports and marketing kits save a web based company from spending on the mailing of paper copies.

6 Work From Home Business Opportunities to Earn Some Additional Income

We are all looking for an opportunity to earn some additional income these days. I guess it is a sign of the times. However, if you have some spare time and have a hobby you can turn into a business, then it’s not a bad idea.

There is literally thousands of legitimate work from home business opportunities you could choose from. It is just a case of deciding what you want to do and what products and services there are markets for. Here are 6 home based jobs others have done and made money from. That’s not to say they will suit your needs and skills, but they might get you thinking about the numerous possibilities. Here are 6 home based ideas to think about:

1. Do Bicycle repairs

How many people have bikes sitting in their garage not being ridden because they are in disrepair? If you are talented with a bicycle, why not give it a try! This type of business would be perfect for a part timer. Maybe you could even offer a pick up and delivery service, or mobile bicycle repairs workshop.

2. Antique book and magazine dealer

If antique books are a passion of yours you could become a dealer. Some books or magazines can be found at garage sales and fleas markets way below market value. Just be sure you know what you are looking for, and you could be on your way to a very profitable antique book business.

3. Become a coach or mentor

Those who have the gift to inspire, the knowledge to lead, and the kindness to help would make great mentors! If you have expertise in a given field start a business coaching or mentoring others who would like to aspire to their fullest potential. This could be the perfect business to run from home.

4. Home plan designer

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be an architect to plan homes. There are many software programs out there that will help you draw up beautiful home plans.

5. Start a bookkeeping business

If you have a knack for bookkeeping, this home based business may be for you. Many home based, small and medium sized businesses need bookkeeping help. Offer a professional service that meets the needs of individual clients. Advertise in your local telephone directories, shopping centers and small business information centers and on the internet. Make sure you have the necessary qualifications to legally give advice to run a home based bookkeeping service.

6. Become a yoga instructor

If you have the room and knowledge, start a home-based business offering yoga instruction to individuals as well as class groups. Running yoga sessions is an ideal work from home job.

Those are just a few of the thousands of legitimate work from home business opportunities that abound. Start jotting down ideas that could fit with your skills and interests.