3 Ways To Help Run Your Online Business On Auto-Pilot

If you are currently running an online business then perhaps your ultimate goal is to be able to have your business operate on auto-pilot so that you can be assured that you are receiving traffic and making money even when you decide to take a day off or go on a vacation. Here are some tips that will allow you to grow your online business on auto-pilot so that it will not suffer in your absence, and your website will always continue increasing in traffic.

Optimize Your Website For Search Engines

Online business websites benefit when you laser focus your site on one niche market, basically keep your website and website content focused on just one topic. Combining products and services on your website that are related to this topis is key to setting up a search engine optimization(SEO) strategy. For example, if your website was focused on golfing then every page of your site theme should cover different topics under the golfing umbrella such as improving one’s swing or reviews of the best golf clubs to buy, these items would naturally be available for sale from your website. If you don’t know how to develop your own products and services then it should prove easy to find affiliate programs that you can join and become a reseller of these items. SEO is the process of benefitting from this focus by using the content of your site to attract the attention of the search engines.

In order to scientifically make sure that you are running an SEO strategy that will work and eventually(allow you to rise to the top over time) you will need to research keywords. Keyword research is the process of choosing keywords that are high in receiving traffic compared to the competition from other sites already ranking for that keyword.

Submit Your Website To Online Directories

There are many companies online that will do the work of submitting your websites to thousands of web directories. The key here is that you can choose a plan whereby your site is listed to a certain amount of directories on a by-weekly basis. The second part of a good SEO strategy is that your site be recognized on other websites under the topic of golfing. The fact that your link will be clicked n and viewed by visitors to those sites, but it will allow you to attract even more search engine attention and will increase your position for your keywords if done over a long period of time.

Having a company submit links for you on time release will ensure that your website traffic grows constantly over time. If your website has been created with SEO in mind then this methods of promotion will give you the dual effect of increasing your search engine ranking as your links build over time. You can select packages from directory submission firms who will submit your websites for your and will allow you to choose a number of different heading(use your keywords here) and descriptions(here, also). Link directories are sort of like yellow pages where websites are stored under their appropriate categories.

Add A Blog To Your Website

Adding a blog to your website is a great way to add web pages to your site without having to go through the process of creating a page and uploading it to your web server. A WordPress blog installed on your website will allow you to keep adding fresh content to keep the search engines indexing your new pages very quickly. Indexing involves the search engines actually including your website in their search results. On your blog you can submit articles about golfing(to use our previous example) every few days basis to attract free search engine traffic. After doing this over the course of a year your website will have added at least 100 pages of focused content, and the search engines love indexing fresh content.

People are always going to use the search engines to find the product, services, and information they want. Tapping into this free promotional tool is the secret to running your online business on auto-pilot. and if your website can be found here you can be found here under search terms related to your website’s theme then you can be guarantee your website will be viewed 24/7, 365 days a year. The key to success is to take your time and really research and use good keywords for your website’s headings, titles, and content. Also, you don’t have to implement all of these strategies at the same time. As you finish one piece of the puzzle then you can work on another and you will notice an increase in traffic after each step. The end result after you have accomplished all three is that you will see consistent traffic coming to your website even if your want to take a break from running your online business.

Can I Start a Mobile Detailing Or Mobile Oil Change Business Part-Time?

Due to the recession many people many folks have been laid off and have been forced to take jobs under their skill levels and previous pay. We call these individuals “under-employed” and it is amazing how many people are in this category. One recent survey by the Pew Institute claimed it was one in five people in our current working force, this on top of the one in six, seven, or eight that is unemployed in your area. Think about that for a second.

It is for this reason that many folks have decided to start small companies, very small, on the side. Not long ago, we got a call in asking if we thought that someone could start Mobile Detailing or Mobile Oil Change Business Part-time? So, let’s talk about this shall we?

1.) Can I start doing the auto detailing and oil changing part time without any business set up?

Yes, some people do, although buying a van for mobile oil changing is expensive and so, I wouldn’t advise it. But I wouldn’t advise quitting your job until the business gets going either. So, that’s kind of a catch-22, it’s a hard business to get going because your customers only need you every 3-months as oil intervals are high. Fleet oil changing is a better business model, but you ought to check the areas competition first. For mobile detailing it would be easier to set this up part time doing services for friends and clients. In either case you’ll need to get a business license most likely, I wouldn’t go around breaking the business licensing rules.

2.) For example, like just doing it on the side to start to make sure I want to do this?

Right, so, I can totally appreciate your smart thinking here. Why invest if you don’t like the business? Well, if you are a “motor head” type and like people, you will like the business. You could go work for Wal-Mart in one of their service bays for a while for the oil changing, or Jiffy Lube. For Auto detailing, well just start doing your own car, which you probably already do, and friend’s cars and see if you like it.

Most likely you will, it’s a fun thing to do. Since, you already have experience none of this may be necessary, mostly it appears you are a little scared of biting the bullet and going for it in your own business. Actually, you should be scared, it will keep you from making foolish mistakes, so it’s all good. Having experience and running a business are two-different things of course.

Indeed, I’ve had similar questions and discussions with many franchise buyers before I retired, it’s a choice you are going to have to make a some point, and that choice will have to be yours after a bit of soul searching. These are both good questions, things you must answer for yourself if you are going to start a business of your own.

Starting Your Reseller Rights Business Part 2

(Continued from Starting Your Reseller Rights Business Part 1)

In this series, I am going to assume that you have already picked a high-quality product with resell rights that you can customize for back-end profits. This simply means purchasing the product yourself first. You will then work your business plan to cover your initial investment and later profit from it.

Setting Up Your Business

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The moment you get your hands on the product, what do you do? Read it! Use it!

Remember I said that they are called products and not parcels? Sure, you do, if you have been reading my series up until now.

If you have not done this just yet, get yourself a website and make it your channel to your sales letter. After you are done with that, you need to set up your sales letter and auto responder. Do not forget to set up your credit card payment processor or merchant account.

Here are some good ones:

[1] http://www.2checkout.com

[2] http://www.paypal.com

[3] http://www.clickbank.com

Since most of this article is about starting your resell rights business, I would not cover web hosting, auto responder and credit card processor in detail here. For more information, seek other relevant articles by other established Internet Entrepreneurs in http://ezinearticles.com (look under Internet-and-Businesses Online directory).

Since most of the job of selling the e-book and convincing your prospects is going to be done by your sales letter, you play your role very similar to a referrer or affiliate. Using ingenious concepts, you refer targeted prospects to your sales letter and if it is a good sales letter, it can produce a conversion rate of 2 to 4%.

Marketing Your Product

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With all the technical issues taken care of, your web site up and your product available for sale, you will need to promote your web site together with the product you are selling.

Here are some effective ways you can practice for good results in your sales and back-end profits:

[1] Create an Affiliate Income Opportunity – you can open an income opportunity to people who are interested in making money without having to create a product of their own through affiliate programs and directories. So long as you provide them a hefty commission of 50% to 75%, they would not mind selling on your behalf.

[2] You can establish a Joint Venture with E-zine Publishers as long as you provide them a chance to earn a percentage of your sales, say. 50 – 75%.

[3] You can comb the Internet for quality prospects. Membership web site owners and webmasters of your niche product are good targets. Send them a personal e-mail and get them to be interested in reviewing your product via the sales letter.

They will purchase your product for their own use or resell it and keep all the profits to themselves. What you are looking for is someone with great marketing power. As long as you have created a good back-end profit in the product, you will earn residual income more effectively by leveraging on other people’s marketing power.

This method is one of my favorites as most resellers actually do not bother to do the STP method – See Ten People a day.

[4] You can create a free report or E-book for viral marketing purposes and circulate it in your network. This is yet my other favorite. In the report or E-book, you provide free but useful information on a subject having to do with the product you are selling. Just be sure that it is not really a cloaked sales letter altogether. This will in turn, lead targeted prospects to your sales letter thus increasing your chances of making sales.

[5] Write articles having to do with your web site product. While you are not to write cloaked sales letters and submit them to article directories, writing and giving free information to people who are searching for it gives you credibility as you prove your worth. Again, this can result in targeted leads to your website and sales letter through your web site link in your resource box.

[6] Announce and promote your product in your mailing list. The bigger and higher quality your subscriber list is, the more sales you can make.

While there are certainly more ways you can do to promote your website and drive targeted leads into your sales letter for good conversion rate of sales (let us not forget the back-end profits your product can also create!), most of these marketing plans can be followed easily with little to no cost on your part.

Be aware that the reseller business is pretty tough competition. You already win half the battle just by having the latest hot product to start with, more advantage if the product is not saturated yet.

There you have it – what you need to start your very own resell rights business!

Being a reseller myself, you are free to ask me any questions on starting your own resell rights business.

Have a great time!

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