How to start successful online retail business in 5 steps? First step is to BUILD A WEBSITE. Other steps are content, keyword research, domain and traffic!
When you are first starting out in online business, it can be quite confusing because you do not have knowledge and education about where and how to start and what to do. This is how the process of making money online works.
Wealthy Affiliate will teach you 5-step formula for online success:
- How to build your niche website
- How to write good and quality content
- What is domain and why it is important to have your own domain
- What is keyword research and how it works
- How to drive traffic to your website
1) The essence of Online success – Your own website
A website that once took weeks to build, nowadays can be built in a matter of minutes, because you don’t have to deal with technical aspects of building a website anymore. Nowadays, you can have your own website in 30 seconds.
Your website communicates with prospects and customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Even when you aren’t at work, your website is.
You may be intimidated with the fact that you need to have a website, because you have never built or created a website before and it may look like a science fiction at first. But it is easier than you think, because you don’t have to deal with technical aspects for your website.
The only challenge you will have in the beginning is to start writing content for your website. But if you follow the training within Wealthy Affiliate, there will be no problem at all.
The biggest mistake affiliates make (do not do that mistake or you are screwed)
People try to earn money online or build online business without a website and they end up failing.
Many individuals are trying to build business online by using other “homes” on the web, such as Facebook or LinkedIn pages or they are simply promoting their Affiliate links in classified ads, forums or social networks. The problem is that they can be characterized as spammers, and they can be banned sooner or later.
The best option for your business is to be found by the people (or a NICHE) who use the search engines like Google, Bing or Yahoo to find the products and services they are interested in.
Actively marketing your business website and working to achieve rank on 1st page in Google is much better option and will give you a far better chance of reaching your customers, gaining their trust and generating sales.
2) Good Design and quality content of your Website
You have a Website. Great. What is next? Next step is to create quality content. If you want to be taken seriously, you must have a professional-looking site.
A bad and lousy websites are very easy to recognize.
They are simply ugly, with tons of flashy and irritating banners and images, bad navigation, they are repulsive and will make you run away as soon as possible, and that is definitely something that you don’t want.
Good and quality content will increase your search engine results page ranking, (through SEO – Search Engine Optimization), and you will be able to build relationship with your visitors, which will lead to INCOME and creating your own BRAND (long-term business potential).
Having an informative, well designed website sends a message that you take your work and career seriously – and your visitors and customers will take note.
3) It is very important to have your own domain
This is the most important tool you will need in order to set up your business online and the cost is quite reasonable.
If you have yourwebsite.com or a .org domain you can expect much better rankings within the search engines than you would running a free website on any subdomain.
There are some very significant advantages of having your own domain. A domain allows you to create your own website to promote your products or passions.
Within Wealthy Affiliate you can get a domain for $14 per year (you must be a premium member to have your own domain).
Yes, having your own domain will lead to more success. They tend to rank better than subdomains in search engines.
Free subdomain like Siterubix.com (powered within Wealthy Affiliate) can rank very well within Search engines, but if you have a yourwebsite.com or a .org domain you can expect much better rankings within the search engines than you would running a free website on a subdomain.
If you already have a domains, you can transfer them from other registrars to Site Domains at Wealthy Affiliate.
4) Keyword research
Keyword research is another extremely important tool that will help you with your website rankings in search engines. Precisely, you will learn how to make your website ranked on first page in GOOGLE with keyword research.
Let’s face it, majority of people (and you probably belong in this category too) rarely go beyond first page in Google, whatever they are looking for.
Keywords are the premise of all your content. You are going to learn how to get “ranked” under a specific keywords, which will lead to traffic from the search engines.
Once you have an “in” how Keyword research works, you can get endless amounts of 1st page Google rankings within any niche.
5) Generate traffic and attract visitors to your website
Traffic, regardless of the nature of your online business is the root of all success. If you learn how to effectively get traffic to your website, you can accomplish an extraordinary amount of success.
You probably have hobbies or passions. It doesn’t matter what it is. It can be ANYTHING. Sports, electronics, gardening, cars, computers, video games, photographing, you name it. You will write about your passions on your website, and earn money from it. How great is that?
You will attract an audience that will have an interest in what you have to offer, and an audience that will buy what you are selling. An audience that is interested in what you have to offer, is called a NICHE.
Your NICHE can be anything, from “learn to play guitar”, to “organic skin care” to “making money online” to “helping people with back pain”.
How you can generate Traffic to your website?
- Write good and quality content
- Post Videos
- Get Rankings in search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo etc) – THE BEST OPTION
- Paid Traffic
- Ad Buys
- Traffic exchange
If you don’t know how to build website, or generate traffic to your website, you can learn that within Wealthy Affiliate, #1 Internet business building platform in the world.
6) Make money with your website
Of course, this is the sweetest part. The icing on the cake. This is where your hard work and dedication pays off. There are literally tens (or even hundreds) of ways you can make money from site that has traffic.
Here are some methods how your website can bring you money.
- Affiliate Marketing (promoting and selling products) with the most popular and biggest online stores like Amazon, Ebay, CJ (Commission Junction) – THE BEST OPTION
- Direct Affiliate programs
- CPA (Cost Per Action)
- Google Adsense (putting ads on your website)
- PPC (pay per click)
- Selling products that you own
- Selling your own website etc.
You will choose which category is the best for you. So, your primary goal is focusing on creating something that would attract attention and traffic to your website. Once you have the traffic in place, lots of different ways to make money will present themselves, and this can boost your income for years to come. How great is that?
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The biggest mistake I see people doing is trying to figure out success on the Internet ALONE. Do not be that person.
Maybe you have built a website before, but did not have too much success mostly because you did not have proper training and education. This will change right now.
Tools, tips and techniques that are provided within the best Online Training Platform will change everything you thought you knew about Online business. And on top of that you will meet positive and motivated people (like me) who will help and assist you whenever you need help and you will have support 24/7.
Don’t be afraid if you don’t know how to build a website. It is easier than you think. And best of all, it is completely FREE to get your business rolling. Do not be scared to get out of your comfort zone and try new things and learn new stuff.
As always, if you have questions, feel free to contact me, or post a comment below.