By harmen batubara
Making money online is not easy, it requires a lot of work and time. In order to make a great income you need patience and more importantly to achieve things properly. Let’s look at some things you can do to make money online successfully.
Add Value Many people online try to make money without providing value. They will quickly realise that their business won’t last long. I always add value first when thinking about creating a website or setting up an advertising campaign. The money is just a bonus, the first important priority is to add value.
I am very surprised at how many people online miss this important step. First impressions are everything and you should provide value and a good foundation right from the start. The process of identifying and developing core business values requires thoughtful discussion among the founding leaders of a growing business at each step of the process. The point is to think through all aspects of the business process and how the business promise will be fulfilled and aligned with the business values. They are typically very personal based on the priorities and preferences of the individual leaders.
Such discussions may be ongoing as the business evolves and grows. Throughout the process of adding more employees, customers and stakeholders, these values are communicated through behaviors and decisions. Just as leaders are at the core of establishing business values, employees are at the core of fulfilling the promise of the business values. Thus it’s important to engage them in understanding how their behavior contributes to and support values.
To start the Discussion, consider the following questions; how will my product provide value to my customers?; what are my quality standards and how will I ensure that they are reinforced?; what criteria will I use when deciding who to collaborate with or to do business with?; how do I want to serve my customers? ; how do I want them to remember me?; how and what should my employees communicate with one another, and how do we establish our work processes and environment to support that?; and what are our financial resources and options? Look at Facebook. Theirs values is almost more of a social mission than a business focused on revenue.
Being Unique A big part of successful online businesses is their ability to be different and unique. Copying other people isn’t the right thing to do. Creating unique content and campaigns is a must, if you are looking to make money online.
It is all too easy to be lazy and copy someone else’s ad campaign or website blog post. Unfortunately, I see this a lot online and then people wander why they don’t make an income. First things first, and if you pick a niche that you know a lot about you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding topics to write about to keep the fresh content coming. In fact, you should make sure that your web business is something that you are passionate about. Of course this isn’t always possible as money is what drives most of our businesses. In this case, you can always choose to outsource the writing for you.
If you just don’t have the money to outsource your content, your next option would be to take the time to do research and learn more about the niche you are promoting. The internet is a perfect place with plenty of free information. Look at the various article directories and see what articles have already been written. You will most likely come across a whole bunch of content that you can use.
Never, ever copy any of the content that you find whether it is on the internet or not. Not only will you hurt your own website for using old content but you could also find yourself in a heap of legal troubles for copying someone else’s hard work. You can use this old content but just change it up and put it in your own words. Add more to it or take only certain pieces that you might think is relevant to what you want to include on your website.
Another way to get ideas for content to put on your website is to participate in certain forums on the internet. The conversations there usually will give plenty of insight on what people want to know and you may also find a few great threads that will get your creative juices flowing. Fresh and unique content on your website will attract new visitors to your website and the search engines will reward you by ranking your website for many different keyword terms and phrases. Make it a habit to add new and fresh content as often as possible and you will certainly reap the rewards later on down the road.
Invest In Tools
Invest In Tools A lot of people are scared to invest in business tools to make money online. If your serious about making an income, there will be a time when tools of the trade are needed. You might need to buy a premium WordPress theme to enhance your website or a keyword tool.
Sometimes the initial investment can be quite large, but smart marketers and online entrepreneur’s understand the value of their tools and resources. If you’re thinking about undertaking some home improvement projects then you may well be thinking about the subject of tools. Quite simply, there’s a massive range of tools to choose from. But how many do you really need?
To a certain extent, this may well depend upon the project that you’re thinking about carrying out. But there are certainly some tools that you’re likely to use again and again. So your decision on how much to spend on tools may largely be dictated by the regularity with which you will be using them. Always consider this before spending any money.
Understanding Customer Needs
Understanding Customer Needs People online are always searching for products or items, but are they really buying products? Well, they are not buying products, they are buying outcomes. Understanding customer emotions is very important and it’s a big part of making money online. Most businesses and organisations do not have a deep understanding of their customer needs and this means they are not maximising their business potential.
Many businesses gain their perception of customer need over a period of time through the interaction with various people and functions within the organisation. These perceptions however rarely reflect the full reality and can frequently be inconsistent across the business. To understand exactly what her ideal customer needs, owner must reach out to her ideal customers by conducting research. The goal: to learn the customers’ biggest challenges, problems and struggles – and how a specific product or service could solve those.
By conducting interviews, sending out surveys, and simply talking with people in her intended market, an entrepreneur can discover he’s potential customers’ biggest needs, as well as the language they use to talk about them. When the entrepreneur shares information back to her ideal target customers in the language they use, the customers will feel understood and appreciated – and will have faith that the entrepreneur deeply understands them and their needs and is therefore able to present solutions.
Research of he’s ideal target customer allows an entrepreneur the important opportunity, during product creation and product development to reinforce how the solutions are going to give he’s customers what they want – and how those solutions are going to help he’s customers achieve whatever they most want to achieve in life.
Being Consistent With anything in life it is very important to be consistent and the same applies when doing business. One of the most important tips I can give you is to be consistent. You will find it easier to be consistent when you have a plan. For example if you have a blog, then post consistently, build links slowly and you will see results. This is a big thing online, so make sure you do this!