Five Strategies That Create Successful Online Businesses

successful online businessesAre you building an online business? You may have asked yourself, what strategies do successful online businesses have in common?

There are many different types of successful online businesses. The winning strategies that work for some might not be a good fit for others.

Nonetheless, there are certain marketing strategies that have propelled many online entrepreneurs to great success in the last few years.

In particular, network marketers and affiliate marketers have used these five strategies to attract many followers and create significant residual income and wealth for themselves. Let’s take a look at them.

Five Strategies Successful Online Businesses Are Built On

1. Blogging Consistently – focus on providing solutions and encouragement to the people you want to attract. This can take some time, but it’s important, especially when you are trying to build up your online reputation and visibility. Blogging 3-4 times a week will work, but for best results shoot for posting some new content every day, especially in the beginning.

2. Promote Your Content – when you publish your blog posts, you need to promote them. Once upon a time, you could “blog and ping” the search engines and get almost automatic traffic to your blog. It isn’t that easy anymore, and you need to work hard to promote your content and get the word out.

Syndicate to social media and networking sites, comment on relevant blogs in your niche, link to your blog in your signatures and profiles, anything to get your content in front of people. Successful online businesses begin to develop when prospects see valuable content that helps and encourages them.

3. Build Your Opt-In List – come up with something that your target audience wants – something that will help them. If you want to reach network marketing business owners,  they will be interested in how to get more leads, sponsor more people, things like that. Offer that information in exchange for their email address, and use an autoresponder help build your relationship with them (and ultimately sell them something or sponsor them into your business). The key is providing value.

Here is an article I wrote recently on how to build relationships with prospects that has some valuable tips on how to create your autoresponder follow-ups.

4. Encourage Relationships – send the people who subscribe to your list something they can use. Avoid the temptation to send out ads and offers all the time. Personally, I’ve unsubscribed from many lists (even “big guru” lists) because all they sent out was links to sales pages for various offers. Give your subscribers information that will help them do what they want to do (make money online for example), and help them with solutions to problems and obstacles they are likely to run into.

5. Always Be Open to Growth – set aside time every day for personal development. Learn something new every day and grow your knowledge of your business and niche. You need this to help keep your attitude “up” and your motivation high. It’s true what they say, you are what you think, so feed your mind with good stuff!

These are some basic strategies that successful online businesses are made from. Success with an online business is very attainable. YOU can do it.

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Eldon Beard, Home Business Success Coach

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  1. Hi Eldon, what a great list…it amazes me how many people blog so adhoc and don’t even build a list…so how can they build a relationship… I just don’t think people can hear this enough and you have written it so well!

  2. Eldon Beard says:

    Thanks Sarupa, I shout it as often as I can. 🙂

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