Knowing how and where to start an internet business is one of the problems faced by “wannabe internetpreneurs”. People find it difficult to choose a package or put it into trial because they are confused about making the right choice of package, which causes delay in money making process. Note, that adequate patience is required for “newbie’s while going into internet biz. Believe it or not, your free e mail address can serve as the beginning of your good fortunes on the internet. You don’t have to get a website or a paid email address for you to turn the time you spend online to cash. You can actually start making sums of money online starting with your free email address; this you can get from yahoo.com, Google mail, hot mail etc. In the light of this, I have decided to list and explain seven (7) steps that you can take right now, using a free email account to start making money online.
1. FIND A MARKET
First, you need to find a market place i.e. the group/category of people that will be your target audience online. Find out their problems and then, proffer a solution to them so that the solutions you provide will be the answers to their problems.
You have to devise a means of getting information from your prospective clients, but first of all, you need to know what questions they ask, what problems they face and try to get solutions for them.
HOW TO FIND A MARKET
To do this, on your computer screen, type in Google on the browse address bar or yahoo etc. when the site opens, type in a word or the product you want to market, then check the page very well to see how many people that are looking for that product. Together the necessary information about your prospects, you can join forums (Discussion boards) and engage your self in their discussions. Try to find out what they discuss most often, if any of them has a problem or is looking for a particular item and what problems majority of them talk about. If you know all this, then the next thing is to develop a product for sale.
2. DEVELOP A PRODUCT FOR SALE
You have to develop/find a matching product to the discovered problems. You don’t have to develop the product you self, all you need to do is go to people that knows very much about the product (Expert) and get the information from them. Then, package it. It could be packaged as a video, an e-book, manual etc.
3. WRITE DOWN THE INFORMATION YOU HAVE GOTTEN AS A REPORT
Write short reports or articles that offer free tips and advice to would be buyers of your product. Taking strong points from your paid product. Write as many articles as you can, visit forums and e-zine that are built on the same or on a related topic or theme as that of your report.
You can offer some of your reports/articles as postings to these selected forums and e-ezines, for free. Make sure that at the end of your free report or article, you include a signature that offers more free information to any one interested in receiving it, by sending a blank email to a designated email address. For example, if your report is on the topic of weight loss, and you are posting in forums for people seeking for health solutions your signature could read something like this;
“Find out how to lose weight in 10days by downloading Our free special weight loss video, manual or cd. Just send a blank email to youremailaddress, to get this Report. It’s completely free.”
4. SET THE AUTORESPONDER OF YOUR EMAIL
Set the auto-response feature of your free email address to on and load your first free report onto it so that those who send blank email to you for the free report will get it within minutes of sending you a blank email.
Also ensure that you add a signature at the end of the free report that is sent by your auto-responder. This signature should be different but similar to the first one. It will entail that you offer your paid offer with a different email address for interested persons to send email to. It should also include a short description of the strong points of your actual offer. Remember that the first signature is for people who read the articles you submitted to e-zines or postings on forums. While the second signature is meant for people who have as a result of your free articles and postings subscribed to your free information packed newsletter. The second signature could be in this form;
“Discover the best secrets of losing weight, learn how you can Start earning $10,000 a month selling slimming machine. Attend Our professional weight lose seminar. Send an email to Thenewemailaddress, For more details. ”
5. Continue sending different editions of your free newsletter with the signature that sells your products or seminar attached to, to your subscriber base and keep posting free value articles or suggestions in e-zines and selected forums, respectively. As your subscriber base builds up, you will find out that you will actually begin to take in cash from the sales of your main product.
6. Another method is to have two categories of newsletters to offer to your subscriber base. One of it will be for free and will only touch the surface of the topic of discussion but will not go deep enough to reveal the most powerful techniques or principles that ensure success on the selected topic.
Note, that at the end of each free newsletter which will provide some valuable but free basic information to its readers, you will go on to promote the benefits of subscribing to your paid newsletters. Feel free to outline some of the issues and answers to questions that will be treated in this paid edition of your newsletter and don’t forget to add clear instructions on how to make payments and register for your paid newsletter in each free newsletter you send out to your subscribers. You could ask that payment be made to your bank account and should be notified by email or phone once payment is done.
7. Finally, you could join an affiliate program and earn money using your free email account as your communication and marketing tool. You can do this by joining sites that offers affiliate programs or services. Like clickbank.com, etc. go to Google.com and search for sites that offers affiliate programs, then join one or two of them and start promoting their products. Most of the sites gives percentage for any of their product you sale.
Venturing into online business is not easy, it requires spending a lot of time working online, dedication and also patience. I advice that you don’t relent as it takes time for anyone to be a master in any thing in life.