Many people today are searching for ways to work from home, and to start their own business. They see the opportunity that the internet presents and they want a piece of it. But sadly many people fail in their quest to start an online business before they even take the first step. They know that the internet is where the future of our economy lies, but they just can’t figure out how to go about starting an ebusiness. What they lack are motivating ideas. Everywhere we look today we see people peddling new eproducts designed to assist the would be entrepreneur in establishing their own money making endeavor. However as we know most of these products are simple regurgitated junk that only offer generic and obvious answers to questions that need a much more detailed answer.
If you buy several e-books and find that they are misleading or contain information that goes nowhere and doesn’t resolve your problems – give them back!
Reach out to your network – I’m not talking about social networks here. I’m talking about real people that you have a real relationship with – friends, family members, clients, business partners, vendors, etc. If your new site has just gone live, this is a great opportunity to let all of your contacts know about it. Ask for a quick mention of your new site in their blog (with a link, of course!).
Now use this photo EVERYWHERE. Use it as your Avatar on EVERY site that you are publicizing to. Put it on your blog. Use it whenever you make a blog comment elsewhere (if they allow the use of comment Avatars). Use it on Twitter, Facebook Reseller Panel Fan (Business) Pages, You-Tube, Flickr, Linked-In, Slideshare,eZine Articles, newsletters, aWeber marketing emails, EVERYWHERE you can upload a photo or avatar use THIS photo.
Make sure you LOVE what you ultimately pick, because changing your BRAND IMAGE will be very difficult once you have established yourself and your BRAND in your chosen marketplace.
Local news outlets – If your business is based in Los Angeles, you’re probably not going to make into the LA Times, but if you are in West LA, you stand a good chance of getting a link from the Argonaut. Find the local news source in your community. Is your company planning a big community service event? Invite a reporter! Did you just release an awesome new website?! Let them know how your business is growing. Get that link!
Try to start yourself out in a tightly focused direction – making it MUCH easier for you to get started, to be found easily online and to EARN a following.
Become an Internet Reseller. There are tons of products on the internet being bought and sold every day. From ebooks to airplanes, many opportunities exist to become a middle man on products and never even get involved in its production. Possibilities include setting yourself up as a web designer, SEO expert, or social media advertising company, hiring an outsourced freelancer from India who can get the job done get his quote and tack on a markup. This is no different than how say a home builder works so go for it.