Everybody in the business world wants to make money with an online business. Though it may sound a neat idea and all you think is to have internet and the product, several factors matter while thinking of starting to get online business.
First things first
- The Evolution Of The Idea
Think of a product that interests you. It could be anything from a DTH recharge to the booking of hotel rooms to the selling of apparels. Jot down the need of it in the market. Think of the prospect customers. Have a marketing plan in front of you. And most importantly build a website.
- Components Of A Website
A website should be able to offer you offline business opportunities plus online business opportunities too. Build a website that is easy to use. It must be user-friendly. A site must have the responsive design that comfortably adapts on the laptop to mobile to tablets. Provide all the details about you and your business. Pages must be about you, the company, products, and services offered, testimonials, contact details, terms and conditions, blogs, etc. This will make the audience know more about you and where are you from. The sense of belongingness automatically builds in.
- Offer Content
The audience is always on the go to look in for some content. Be it on “how to cook yam” to “how open a wine bottle,” there is always something new that the audience is on the look for. It is best to use content-marketing tactics that offer an open platform for the increase in web traffic. So, let’s say you are into an online business of selling trendy jewelry, offer a content that speaks about “how to use a neckpiece in five ways,” the topic is interesting. You are bound to get female traffic more. Offer back-end links that increase the back-end sales and up-selling. You can also follow the customers and ask them to subscribe you. Ask them to tick if they would like to know more about your products.
- Approach Email-Marketing Tactics
E-mail marketing is a tremendous way to make money. Through emails, you must be able to offer the audience something alluring. It must be exciting and exclusive. Things like “10% discount on first order” are outdated. You must be able to bribe customers with more to it. Offer them that are irresistible; it helps in business growth.
- Offer Easy Navigation And Checkout Process
Okay, let’s get this clear. Customers are impatient. They have several other websites that they can switch on in seconds. Therefore you got to make sure that your site gives minimum loading time and has easy navigation. Most of the time customers get irritated by landing onto wrong pages. The checkout process should also be seamlessly less hassled. Ask for minimum details and make the payment page as simple as it can. No fancy questions, no out of the way survey, nothing. 40% of the transactions come till the last page and do not go further with the payment option due to irrelevant questions asked, loading time of payment page, etc.
Tips To Make Money With An Online Business
- Get Your Homework Done.
Striving in the business is a big deal. Presently several websites showcase some offers. You must have something that people are drawn towards you. How do you do this? Simple, visit the online forums. You will find your target audience asking countless questions and problems that they want an answer for. You can thereby give the content that they desire hence.
- Formulate The Keywords Properly
The entire game plan is for the keywords. You must note on the use of keywords that people are searching in for. Formulate them properly. For instance, if you are in the education portal and you offer tutoring sessions, your website must provide the keywords that the audience looks in for. Students’ type, “help for computer science tutorials,” or “online tutoring sessions,” your website must have the same keywords so that when the search engines search for the keywords, your site is also on the first page of the result. (Nobody goes to the second page for looking into their needs)
- Know What Your Competitors Are Doing
You cannot keep your ears closed and eyes shut when you are in the business world. You must be aware of your business, your competitors and the customers’ likes. If your competitors’ mantra is on money saving, you can dodge around the same line with different tactics, by offering one on one free, or second product at half the price, or bundle offers, where the money saving element is served.
- Compelling Headlines
You got to attract the customers with alluring headlines and topics. It must be able to give them goosebumps when they read the lines. The content must be able to arouse interest amongst the audience. Describe the problem at length. Establish your credibility onto it. Create urgency, show how critical individual products are, why there is an urgency to buy now.
In A Nutshell,
There is no shortcut to making money, but there is a way to earn money the smart way. Your web and software developer will be the right person to help you with your website. Get started immediately.
Anuj Patel, Working in one of leading Sri Lanka’s e-commerce website, providing uninterrupted solution of DTH Connection recharge for Indian and Sri Lankan users. And i am also music lover and love writes blogs for technology related.