Information marketing is the simple process of driving traffic to a website, converting traffic to subscribers, building a relationship with those subscribers and then selling them products or services. If you think about it, that’s a pretty simple business model to follow. But what if you don’t know what step 1 is? What if you don’t know how to get the foundation built, like getting a squeeze page up, so you can start driving traffic? Well, in this article, I’m going to give you the steps you need to follow in order to complete the technology requirements for your information marketing business.
Step 1: Get a domain name – The first thing you need to do is get a domain name. Honestly, if you are just starting out, don’t spend more than 15 minutes buying a domain name. It’s not really important at this point. As you build your empire up over time, you can go back and buy the perfect domain name, but it’s important that you just get started.
Step 2: Get web hosting service – There’s a lot of good companies out there to help you with this need, so do some research and choose the right one for you. I recommend spending a little more money up front to get hosting with unlimited domains and unlimited bandwidth, plus access to a cPanel. That’s just what I recommend, but you can do whatever you want.
Step 3: Get FTP access – FTP, or file transfer protocol is the process of getting your web files uploaded to your web hosting service. If you don’t understand what I just said, don’t worry. Just save all your emails from you web hosting company because you’ll need that information for your FTP access. When you research FTP clients, find one that has lots of good reviews and is the right price, most likely free.
Step 4: Set up a squeeze page – If you are a beginner, just Google squeeze page templates and find one you like. Buy it if it costs money or grab it if its free. Remember, the point here is not to worry about having a multimillion dollar site. You want to get started, and you can always change it up later. More than likely, you’ll need a template that is in HTML or maybe a WordPress theme.
Step 5: Get or create a free gift – To entice people to become subscribers on your squeeze page, you’ll need to give them something of value in exchange for their name and email address. You can create an ebook, an mp3 recording, you can put together articles you’ve written after you’ve edited and changed them for ‘ease of reading’ purposes, whatever. Give them a gift they want that has great value and great content.
Step 6: Get an email auto-responder service – Once someone becomes a subscriber of yours, the next step in the process is to build a relationship with the subscriber. You do this … Read More
Franchising or buying a franchise is one of the trends of business nowadays. In choosing the right business, you should consider some important things in searching for your future business. A ready business uses a name that is branded and acceptable by many even if you buy the rights as your own business. In here, the success of this kind of business is just like that of traditional business where it requires good plan, sincere action, commitment and vision. Below are the few things that need careful attention in selecting a franchise.
Believe in the Service or Product. It is essential in business to believe in your product or service. In connection to this, it is practical then that you should engage in products or services that you enjoy to use or consume. Do not try to venture in facial products if you do not even use one or do not know the different kinds of facial creams. It is clear then that your heart or passion is in your business if you sell products or serve services that you mostly like or do. Thus, having the heart in the business means believing in what you offer for your customers. This is your strong driving force to make money from your business venture.
Believe in your Future Market. The franchises being seen around have both negative and positive remarks from customers and other businessmen. To play safe and fair in choosing a business for franchising, mingle with the people who are connected with the business. Listen to what the business partners of that business say about it as a whole and also, listen to what the customers say about the business.
It is therefore clear that your success in venturing in a franchise business is not the big good name, or brand affiliation but rather, the return of your investment lies on your future market. Many franchisees who were and are successful will share that they started with hard work and sacrifices until their efforts paid off. Balancing the remarks of the customers of your chosen business and the reports of their business partners gives you a clear and vivid picture of what your future business would look like.
Finally, when selecting a franchise to venture in, it is important to determine whether or not you will enjoy operating it. The business will surely operate for long if you feel great in managing it as it gives you a stream of income. Thus, start now your course of action for a successful venture by scouting the right business for you that you will surely enjoy.… Read More
Moving is an exhausting task, and if you are pregnant then be prepared that this task is going to pose some real challenges for you. It is really important for a pregnant woman to plan everything effectively, efficiently and well ahead of time. It would be really advantageous if you will thoroughly plan the entire process with the help of moving calendar, not it will help to complete all the tasks on time but it will also help to reduce the possible stress to you as well as your unborn child.
Pregnancy comes along with several hormonal as well as mood swings, thus unlike other people, you cannot leave anything for the last minute. Sooner you will complete the packing, better it will be for you. Keep deadlinesrealistic by keeping your condition in mind. If it is your last trimester we would strongly recommend to talk to your doctor. The doctor would suggest you not to indulge yourself in any type of activity that can strain your physical as well as mental energy. You must always hire the best movers Los Angeles to make the moving process smooth and safe.
However, if it is unavoidable and you have to make a move during your pregnancy, there are certain things that can help you to make this movement and relocation a stress-free affair:
To reduce your stress and to minimize any complications, make sure to plan each and everything thoroughly. Prepare proper calendar and work accordingly, also make sure to start well before time as in your condition you cannot be certain about your health and keeping a buffer time to complete the tasks is really important. Hiring a professional moving company can also prove to be really helpful as they can share your burden and can also extend additional services like packing and unpacking.
Take help from friends and family:
Always make sure that you have someone by your side. Don’t hesitate to seek help from your friends and family, at such time staying alone and doing everything at your own can prove to be risky. Also, make sure not to lift any heavy item and ask someone else to do the same for you.
Get all the information about your new neighborhood:
Before you finally move, try to gather as much information as you can about your new neighborhood. Get yourself accustomed to your new surroundings especially about grocery stores, hospitals, banks and all such places that you may need to access immediately after you will move.
Prepare a bag for an emergency:
Before you pack anything else, prepare a bag that can be used in case of emergency. Keep all the important belongings that you need to carry along in the hospital for delivery. It is in your best interest to have your all essentials such as batteries, pillows, few clothes, etc packed in case of an emergency.
Above everything, make sure to keep yourself hydrated and keep eating something after regular intervals. Also, once … Read More
When I decided to get started on my home based career I jumped into my home based business blind and with both feet. Feeling invincible I pulled out my credit card and began spending money on whatever sounded good and guess what? They all sounded good! Every one of those “push button, you’re gonna make a fortune” programs or software that do not tell you everything before you spend your hard earned money on, all sounded good. These will eventually beat you down as they did me.
Ok. $37, $47 or even $99 does not seem like a lot when you’re looking at thousands and thousands of dollars a month in returns, right? Let me assure you that it doesn’t end there. If you’re not being tempted into spending more money on upsales I’m pretty sure you will get completely overwhelmed and let me tell you why.
You are not ready for these type of systems yet! You need an online marketing plan and goals in place first followed by a rock solid system that teaches you the how’s, where’s and when’s. It took me a year of no direction, thousands of dollars and more frustrated moments than I care to remember.
First of all, if you believe that you will make it rich very quickly in this home based business industry; give up now and save your money. Any business takes time and effort. Actually, if you have never owned your own business it takes more than you realize. As I said before, goals and planning a home based business is crucial to your online success and then succeed you can.
My turning point happened after I stumbled upon a good program (which is pretty rare). This program with it’s easy to follow tutorial videos set me on the right path to online success in my home based business. I went from there to create my goals and plans and I’m glad I did as these are now the cornerstones of my home based business.
Enough about me and on to you, you may be thinking to yourself, “wow, where do I start with a plan”. With a little guidance and a few answered questions you will be on your way. Let’s start with some simple questions
- Do you have any skills?
- What are your interests?
- What do you enjoy doing?
The reason for these questions are to start you off in the right area for your future home based business. For example, let’s say you are an ex dancer, ex-soldier or even a duct tape artist, you have skills and those skills can be profited from. I want you to think about this. I used to believe I knew what would sell. Everyone must like what I like right? Wrong. After doing some research I was godsmacked at what people where buying. The saying had never been more correct “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. Keep that in mind when you start doubting your product … Read More
Has 2019 been the year that marks you being bold by launching a new start-up company? It’s perfectly realistic to expect some days to be a struggle, with your business problems seeming impossible to solve. For any entrepreneur, regardless of the sector you’re diving into, its important to equip yourself with business knowledge. That way you can tackle your challenges with more ease, without the wind being knocked out of your sails every time. Take a look at our reading list below and choose the best books for your needs, whatever they may be in this moment. Good luck!
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
Although you shouldn’t mirror your success to another entrepreneur, this read is perfect to understand how Ben Horowitz built his fortune from the ground up. You’ll learn more about his time co-founding the capital firm Andreesen Horowitz and running it, as well as selling, buying, managing and investing in other technology firms around the world.
From this read, you’ll receive practical advice and tips on a range of different corporate issues. This includes firing executives, putting your company on the market, poaching staff as well as clearing any misinterpretation from your staff members. Once you’ve read this one, you’ll be excited to hear that his second book What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture will be released in October 2019.
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
If you need to learn from someone who describes himself as his own boss, this book penned by Chris Guillebeau will do the job. The full title of this read is actually: The $100 Startup: Fire Your Boss, Do What You Love and Work Better To Live More — so if you fancy living by those rebellious rules and make money at the same time, pick up this book on your next trip to the store.
Guillebeau doesn’t like to follow convention, or what we’re expected to do to please our parents. He advises that you no longer need to work nine-to-five to pay your mortgage, send your kids to school and book that trip abroad. You can set up and set sail on your own terms!
In this read, you’ll also discover some key insights from big players in business who started their company with $100 or less. Who knows, you might feature in v2 of this book!
Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble by Daniel Lyons
You’ve probably heard of this one, but never got the chance to give it a read. The Los Angeles Times actually stated that this read was “the best book on the Silicon Valley”. Although it was released back in 2016, it’s just as relevant to its audience today and is heavily entertaining.
You might not learn a lot about how to launch a start-up, but it does cover the ups and downs of the authors work life which is incredibly interesting. Although we don’t give you any spoilers, on one Friday … Read More