Monday, January 21, 2013

E-Businesses for the Underprivileged

E-businesses might be a great fit for the underprivileged, displaced workers or just entrepreneurs without much startup capital.

Economic development and community resilience were among the issues identified for Saturday's National Day of Service with an additional emphasis placed on helping veterans and their families.

Starting an e-business represents a potential opportunity for anyone with an Internet connection and a small amount to invest in initial setup.

Potential e-businesses can be setup in a variety of areas including:

  • e-commerce
  • online auctions
  • affiliate marketing
  • travel
  • real estate
  • service businesses and more

To learn more about the opportunities offered with low investment and only limited technical knowledge see these resources:

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Live Q&A with Successful E-Business Owner Carl Trent Thursday, January 31st, 6PM ET

Affiliate Masters Course to Start Your New Online Business

Success Stories from People Just Like You

Learn more about e-business opportunities by joining one of the upcoming e-business events on Facebook. Sign up today.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

When Pigs Fly: Don't Wait On Starting Your E-Business

You may have heard the expression, when pigs fly. It's used as a description of a day that will never come. Now, if you're worried it also describes the day you'll finally get that e-business started, this post is for you! You see, there's plenty of hard work ahead, but getting started is the hardest part.

So what's holding you back from starting your business? Is it the fear of failure? The lack of time either with family responsibilities or with that other job you hold down to make ends meet? No matter what reasons you have for delaying launch of your online venture, it's important to set them aside and get started now. Here are some resources to consider:

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Launch Your E-Business Today!

Start an Affiliate E-Business!

See How E-Businesses Help Real People!

Starting any business is a challenge, and taking that business from idea to execution is the hardest part of the game. Now, if you're a bit overwhelmed when trying to get started, we've put together a collection of videos to help.

  • Come to a decision that changes your life! In this video, inspirational speaker Jim Rohn talks about the moments we all have that finally make us resolve to make a change.

  • Decide on a course and take action! David Siteman Garland of The Rise to the Top talks about getting overwhelmed with too much information. There's certainly a time for learning but also a time to just forget about all the possible directions and get started.

  • Learn more about building your audience! Blogger Allison Irish of Ramblings of a WAHM explains unique visitors vs. pageviews, the importance of both for your online business and how to increase each.

  • Get massive traffic now! The key to remember with most e-businesses is that driving traffic is the key to success. Here Jody Jelas gives you some of her extra tricks to drive massive traffic to your Website.

  • Become a marketing genius! Finally, Ti Roberts, the SEO Rebel, talks about the magic of online marketing. There are many techniques you can use after launching your online business to take your success to the next level.

    There are many things to consider when creating an online business and much to learn. With the proper resources, you too can learn to make your business a success.

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  • Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    The Right Approach Makes Your E-Business a Success

    Whether you are starting a campaign to market your e-books, creating an e-commerce site to sell other products, or building a Website to promote your offline business, the solution is the same.

    The key to success when launching an e-business is to choose a product or service to fit your niche customers' needs and then to determine a marketing plan for reaching them.

    Give the people what they want. First, figure out what products or services you would like to sell or what skills you possess that might be marketable. Are you a tax expert or graphic artist? Are you an author or a self-help guru with advice to share? Use your favorite search engine to see what other similar products or services are out there. What search terms bring up products and services similar to yours?

    Choose the right Website platform. Once you decide on your business, you'll want to pick the right platform for your Website. Pick one with good reliable hosting and a set of easy to use tools that will allow you to do regular updates without the need for a Web designer. Choose a Web platform optimized for search engines. This means one that will make it easy to locate your Website online with the keywords customers would most likely use when searching for a business like yours.

    Market using social media. You're probably familiar with Twitter and Facebook, but there are other social media sites to consider too. Think about social networking sites like Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest and social bookmarking sites like Digg, Reddit, Delicious, and StumbleUpon. Pick the ones that work best for you. Create profiles for your business and then make connections and share links relevant to the market you are trying to reach.

    Add video and other content to the mix. Video content, whether on sites like YouTube and or actually embedded on your Website, can attract traffic and build value. Shoot these videos with a simple Flip camera or just your smartphone and be sure to share useful information with your audience. You can also create other kinds of content like articles relevant to your product or service. Post them on a blog or other content site like Tumblr. Then link back to your Website to bring in more traffic relevant to your business.

    You don't necessarily need any programming experience to get started, just a good understanding of your product or service. Many platforms offer simple tools to help you get your Web business up and running. Why not get started today?
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