I am sure you have notice how so many marketers tell you how you can start making thousands of dollars a week with little or no effort by following their secret system to success. It’s all hype, and so I won’t be one on those internet marketers pushing that line to you.

What I will tell you is that you can make money online but it will take work on your part. It will also take a little lowering of your expectations.


I will get right to the point with this 9-step checklist, as to what you need to do (and improve) in order to accomplish the one thing all internet market want to accomplish: getting paid for doing what you do online.

So let’s get started.

Plan Your Steps

If you really want to make money online you must remember this one thing and that is you must start with research and planning. By starting with a plan you will be able to eliminate many problems you would normally face otherwise.

Take time to determine what things you wish to accomplish. If you expect to make money online, then plan your work and work your plan. Doing it any other way will lead to costly mistakes that could be detrimental to your hopes of ever building a solid online business.

Build Your Business Around Your Interest

The initial step in building a successful online business is to find a niche area where you have interest or passion in. Here’s how you can accomplish this:

  1. Brainstorm some of the best niche concepts that you believe will work for you. It’s much easier to build your successful online business if you love what you are doing.
  2. If for some reason you can’t find a passion of your own then, create one. Find a niche that interest you and dig into it until it becomes your passion.
  3. When all else fails, go for the money. Research to find out what niches are popular and make money. Find out what people want and sell it to them. You will greatly increase your chances of success by doing so. There are a many places where you can go to find out what sells. Start out by doing a little surfing. Perform keyword research. You will soon find something to catch your fancy.

Determine Your Target Audience

Once you have determined your niche, it is time explore who your audience is. Your audience may affect the design and content of your website. Answer the following questions:

  1. Who do you expect to visit your website?
  2. How will they find your website?
  3. What are their ages, gender, education, etc.?
  4. What is your audience looking for; information, products, services etc.?
  5. What do you desire them to do once they reach your website; request information by signing up for something or, ordering some product or service?
  6. What will you use to entice and convince them to stay or revisit your website?

If you answer these questions and other similar to them, you will have taken a critical step in the development of your online business. These question will help you to focus on what important steps you must take to build, maintain and promote your business. In the end they will help you to increase your website revenue, maximize your marketing spending, improve your web page customer conversions, increase your brand awareness and reinforce your customer loyalty.

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