Home Based Business – Online Internet Web Marketing is a Must!

You finally got a beautiful website. You’re in business now-or so you think. But there is a problem. No one is buying anything; worse yet, no one is even going to your website! What’s missing is an effective marketing plan.

You see without marketing, nothing gets sold. You have to plan a way to get your product to the end consumers-on a massive scale. One way to achieve this in network marketing is by recruiting others to help you build a sales force. The next question is: how do you find people to recruit? You could rely on old school network marketing gimmicks, like the three foot rule. You will you waste a lot of time and maybe recruit a few people with this technique. Your best bet is to turn to online internet web marketing to maximize your time and find people who are looking for you.

With so many network marketing companies these days providing replicated websites to their distributors, you would think that most would at least offer them a course or two in traffic generation. Some companies do, but sadly most don’t. That leaves a lot of people, especially the newbie, out in the cold wondering why no one is showing up at their website. Why bother handing out a tool, if you’re not going to show people how to use it? Maybe I’m expecting too much from these companies, or am I?

Now you can junk all the Internet web marketing stuff if you plan on building your business by buying leads or by resorting to the “old school” style of network marketing. But you must keep in mind, there will be those you bring into your business who do not want to buy massive lists of leads and call them. For it is these types of people who will make up the majority of the people you bring into your business. Most of these people cannot or will not follow your duplicative plan. These people will undoubtedly drop out of your business sooner or later. Those are the ones you want to reach out to early on with another method of marketing that may be more in their comfort zone. This will help you combat your attrition (drop-out) rate.

Online internet web marketing is also a must for the person who is starting a home business from scratch. It ceases to amaze me when I frequent the work at home forums and watch people who post, look at my pretty website, it took me ten months to do it. How do I get people there? They’ve spent all this time making their site gorgeous, and did not spend one iota on learning how to drive traffic to their site.

In the case of network marketing, you can point the figure at companies giving people tools i.e. websites and not showing them how to bring traffic to it. In this case however, the average Joe Blow just never picked up a business 101 book and read the chapter on marketing. Frustration sets in because they spent all this time making a lovely website and paying their hosting fees and now they have to go back and learn what they should’ve learned before they built their website. Live and learn of course.

Understanding and applying Internet marketing doesn’t have to be hard or complicated especially if you have a system or tool to help you learn it. In the case of network marketing, the learning curve can be quite short because you are working within people’s comfort zone (usually) and not forcing them to do things they do not feel comfortable doing as in the case of calling lots of strangers from lead lists.

If you want long term success in your home business, you have to be both a leader and a teacher. Learn all the ways to market your business and find a system to help you do so. In the network marketing case, your downline will stick around longer. They will think twice about leaving when you’ve showed them many ways to be profitable. You will become invaluable as an upline to them. You will change the course of your business forever by just learning a few marketing techniques and passing them on to your future business builders. For long-term longevity in your home based business, online web marketing is a must.

10 Reasons Why Companies Should Start Doing Business Online

With the rapid down fall of world economy and dot-com companies in recent years many brick-and-mortar companies and new start-ups ask themselves: To Be Online or Not to Be Online?

Not long time ago, I read a comment of a well-known industry observer, where he stated that companies that are not selling through Internet by 2007 will probably become extinct. As dramatic as it might feel, although exaggerated, but there are some truths in it.

Consider this: Although diminishing due to bad economy, average growth of e-commerce is around 25 % per year. 81% of small businesses that have an online presence during last year’s holiday season reached new customers, leading to an increase in sales and profitability according to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive. Thirty percent of small businesses with a web presence and fewer than 20 employees now generate more than 25% of their revenue online claims Gartner research.

If this does not convince you to take your business online, below I pointed out 10 more reasons why you should start doing business online right now.

1. New economy

Internet has created a new economy, which by its explosive growth and sheer size already changed our perception of traditional way of doing business. Companies like Amazon and eBay have successfully created domination on areas, where just few years ago traditional brick-and-mortar companies were kings. However, in order to be successful on the net, you don’t have to be a giant like them. Many small and mid-size companies managed to build online businesses quite profitably. In fact, studies show small and mid-size companies will be the main growth force of e-commerce in coming years.

2. Internet is a perfect venue for business

In order to make a sale you need visitors to come to your shop. On the Internet, your shop could be only a click away from your prospective customers. With proper marketing your Internet storefront can have more buyers than you ever can get in a brick and mortar shop.

3. Company’s image

Whether you sell products or services online or not, in today’s world you have to have a corporate presence on the Internet. Otherwise, as you must have noticed that people simply don’t take your business seriously if you tell them that your company does not have a website. A nice corporate site definitely increases the image of a company especially if it has great product or service related content to go with.

4. Provide better customer support

Customer accusation and retention is one of the key factors of business value chain. Thanks to Internet technology, business can provide customer support more effectively. This means better customer satisfaction and increase of profitability.

5. Make information more easily available to customers.

Just a couple of years ago, companies used to require days to deliver products or services update information to their customers. Things have changed since then. Today you can add or make any changes to your company and product related content virtually in a matter of couple of hours, publish on your site and share with the whole world.

6. Cut costs

New technologies allow you to take virtually any part of your business online, that include supply chain management, billing, shipping, procurement etc. Streamlining these business processes through online systems will allow companies to cut costs significantly in almost every sphere of any business. For example: companies can reduce more than five percents of their maintenance, repair and operation costs by adopting e-business solutions. This five percent savings can turn into 50% of a company’s net profit!

7. Ability to do business 24 hours

How else you can continue making sales, while your stuffs are sleeping! The biggest advantages of online shops are that they are open 24 hours a day year round. Thanks to Internet off time, when your shop is generally closed, sales in some cases can be more than your regular business hours!

8. Low start up costs

Building a web site does not require big investments. There are many low cost tools available today, which can help you create sites from very scratch. Many business portals allow you to build web sites from templates. For less than 100$/month you can have a full-fledged corporate e-business site with all e-commerce features!

9 You physical presence could be in any location

The World Wide Web allows you to do business from any part of the world. Your physical location, except for few cases is not that important since you conduct your business online.

10. Go global

Thanks to Internet you can instantly become a global player. In fact, you don’t have to invest large sums of money to do this. There are literally hundreds of vertical and horizontal e-marketplaces available on the net. These marketplaces allow you for a nominal fee to get access to a large audience of prospective customers from all over the world. According to AMR Research more than 1,3$ trillion of good and services will flow through the B2B marketplaces. Who does not want a piece of this pie!

The right determinant of e-business success is the same like any off line business. You have to have a great idea, you have to have a business plan, there should be a value proposition for prospective clients and you should have belief in it and your ability!

Getting online is becoming cheaper and easier thanks to emergence of new technologies but marketing on the Internet is becoming more expensive.

Take your business online now, before the marketing costs become way too expensive for small companies.

Business Telephone Systems Models Are Now Better, Cheaper and Simpler

Business telephone systems nowadays are constantly evolving, giving small- to medium-sized businesses an edge over their competition. Some models combine the newest technology in digital PBX systems with innovative cloud-based function and services. You can check the internet for models which are available nationwide. You can choose phone systems that look like your regular old hand-held phones or choose a cordless business phone system. These systems are specially intended systems which link the internal telephone system of the company to a public phone network. This gives your staff and employees the flexibility and freedom to move around the work place without fearing to miss a call.

A few of the new Business telephone systems are comprised of a few new capabilities which include a “remote worker” telephone station which is completely integrated with the office telephone system, supports several geographic locations, flexibility to buy additions of single-phone-line/single-phone service which are up to 100 units, Cloud-based services like hold music which you can personalize, new voicemail email notification, online billing, call history, and more. With these systems, you can save up to 50 present on your usual monthly phone bill when weighed against traditional providers. Business telephone systems have revolutionized the way 22 million United States businesses that have 1 to 100 staffs and employees since they now can deploy and acquire a full quality, enterprise class Business telephone system. Providers have also developed a proprietary technology which let you install the whole system without the help of an IT expert, hence saving you thousands. The simplicity of these systems gives all types of small business a chance to buy a sophisticated and complete Business telephone system.

Businesses that look for these systems need the technology which can bring productivity and immediate savings to their small business. The customer wants a significant productivity and savings enhancer that an enterprise-type phone system delivers, all this without the technical integration that can last up to a month to set the technology for the system up. Some provider custom configures every Business phone system for the customers before shipping it out to them. All the customer needs to do is to hook the system up and it should be good to go. This provides a combination of simplicity and savings. A lot of business phone systems are more affordable and are now vital to use for all offices and work places around the globe. Getting connected with the customers and staff is now made easier and less costly because of these systems.