By Duval Steve
How Easy Is it To Have Success as an Internet Marketer? There are two completely opposing or contradictory answers to that question. The first answer is: “Reasonably Easy”. The second answer is “Not Easy”. Here’s the explanation for this apparent paradox.
So in reality, there are really two different and, to all intents and purposes, conflicting answers to that question. That is not to say that someone who has never been in business before, either on the Internet or in the “real” world will not make a success of a business online.
Whether you are going to set up a business online or otherwise, you should adopt pretty perennial business practices. Every business needs to have written targets, for example. These include targets for sales and targets for cash flow. The latter is often referred to as “a cash flow projection”.
So just because it is to be a business on the Internet doesn’t mean it’s not a business. OK let’s assume that all that is clear, what’s next? Well if you are the kind of person that believes in the need to be totally businesslike when it comes to your proposed Internet business, then the answer to the first question is likely to be “Reasonably Easy”.
Of course, we’re using the word “likelihood”. In any kind of business there are no guarantees whatsoever. But if you’re willing to put in the hard work and accept more than a few disappointments, you are well on your way to a successful business.
So as soon everything is on track, what’s next? Well don’t go leaping headfirst into attempting to sell on the Internet straightaway. You must do research first. Luckily, that is relatively easy to do online. You have to find out who your competitors are going to be. You need to find out what they are charging for similar products to those which you intend to sell. So, you can determine if you can compete with them. This research should also provide you with a good indication as to whether there is room for you in the market.
So, having done your research and made your projections and set your targets, you are ready to go. In order to have a website you need a domain. You can get a free web site and sub-domain from many large reputable companies. However these free web sites mean that your domain name is part of their domain name. It’s more professional to have your own unique domain name. It costs a little more and these same companies can organize it for you, as well as hosting your website
Since you are going to be selling via your website it makes sense to have an account with a company like PayPal. This will enable you effectively to accept payments from customers who use credit cards. It also means that you have an instant fully functioning web shop.
So now you are online. In the not too distant future, you should be able to answer the question posed at the beginning. How easy is it to have success as an Internet marketer? Only time will tell. Good luck!
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