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Tips for Selling Products and Services Online

Have you considered selling products and/or services online? Have you already jumped into this lucrative market? If so, how are your sales? If you are reading this article then you most likely haven’t reached your sales goal. So read on to find out helpful tips for selling your products and services online.

Enlist the help of technological gurus to get you up and running on the Internet quickly. Donít seek out a website design firm because they are often too slow. You need to manage the website. Have the website designer create a shell model from which you can build your own websites. You can learn how to create, manage, and update your Web Pages in as little as a few hours.

Try to find inexpensive tools that are going to yield a high rate of return. An inexpensive tool that you must invest in is a sequential Auto-responder. A sequential Auto-responder sends out email after email to your customer list. You can send out a free e-course with this Auto-responder. Make sure that you send a product link as this can lead to sales conversions.

When you are selling products and services online it is beneficial to understand the type of revenue sources available. Utilize as many, or all, of these revenue sources to maximize profit. The revenue sources include: direct sales, joint venture deals, residual affiliate program, EBay affiliates & EBay direct sales, Google AdSense program

The first revenue source is through direct sales. This includes sales letters which connect directly with the customer.

The second revenue source is joint venture deals. Joint venture deals entail working with another colleague to help sell each others products. You then give each other commissions.

The third revenue source is a residual affiliate program. A residual affiliate program is when you recommend a colleague’s service or product to help turn it into a sales conversion. Basically, you will earn a commission as an affiliate for life.

The fourth revenue source consists of EBay affiliates and EBay direct sales. EBay is growing significantly every day allowing EBay to be used as a lead generator.

The fifth revenue source is to participate in the Google AdSense program. In this program, Google puts advertisements on your website for you and if somebody clicks on them, then you get paid.

Finally you can earn revenue from telephone seminars that you can disperse across the Internet and mentor coaching retreats.

Do You Really Need Your Own Website To Market Online?

This question is for you ìnewbiesî out there. Ok, so youëve entertained the thought that you might want to be involved in or at least checkout the wide wide world of Online Marketing! Soon enough the question arises, will I need my own website? Or, does this mean Iíll have to have a website? This may even be expressed with some trepidation.

One of the reasons Iím discussing this question is due to some marketing opportunities being offered on the web or elsewhere that use the pitch: îno website neededî. Whatís the reality here? Are there ways to make money online that donít require the operator to have a website? Well, yes there are, but after you hear about them you may think theyíre not what you were referring to. First,

Trading the financial markets
If you know what youíre doing and have enough trading capital, yes, you can be quite successful trading a market(s) and no you wonít need your own website. Iíll bet you werenít thinking of this.

Auction selling as in eBay.
As a part time activity it definitely qualifies, As a modest full time activity it might qualify. The truth of the matter is that the most successful auction type sellers usually do have their own websites and online stores.

So, where does the ìno website neededî pitch come from? First, it seems to come from sources that have limited experience online themselves and are therefore not credible sources. Next, it seems to come from sources that are using it as a marketing ploy to get the business of persons who are ìfaint of heartî or only marginally suitable to become online marketers themselves. One could say that it is being used as a sort of ìhalf-truthî bait.

There are online marketing techniques that can be used without a website. However, experience will usually show, that most of these same techniques can be used even more effectively with your own website. Usually, maximum effect, with the least required effort, is what most online marketers are striving for.

Not coincidentally, our FREE 12 hour course, offered below, includes a section with exacting steps and instructions on creating your own website! You could buy a course on web site creation, but why not take ours for FREE? (Itís only one section of our 12 hour course.)

What will your online marketing activities include? Physical products, info products, products or services offered as an affiliate? All of these will have greater profit opportunities if you have a website that you control to promote your online marketing efforts. My best advice is to seek out the skills you need for online marketing and GO FOR IT! The rewards are well worth it.

10 Income Streams You Can Add to Your Business (And Increase Your Bottom Line)

increase-your-bottom-lineIn a nutshell, multiple Income Streams means your business has more than one way to make money. For instance, you sell products and you sell services. Those are different streams of incomes. But that’s just the beginning. Below are 10 ideas of different income sources you can use to increase your business’s bottom line: