Growing your internet home business organically means
there are similarities to organic farming. An organic farmer
knows that if he develops healthy soil, he will have healthy
plants. He also knows that "to every thing there is a time and
a season." You can't harvest in the spring, or plant in the
1. Nourishing the soil in preparation for planting your business
means identifying your expertise and passion, and researching
to find out what's "hot". What is it you want to grow? What
seeds do you already have? What affiliate program suits you
best? Find the product or products you can endorse, the
company with a history that also offers the best commission
rate, the experienced team that will support and help you all
Next research your competition. Who are they? Why would a
customer rather buy from you? Study their websites and find
your niche. What makes your site special? The beauty of the
internet is that the "playing field" is level. Big biz competes
side by side with small.
2. Promoting your business is like irrigating and cultivating.
How and where will you place ads? Keep exact records of
where you advertise and what results you achieve. Prune back
what doesn't work. Link to like sites with good content.
3. Nourishment is adding articles, maybe a blog, tweak that
website! Search engines love changes. Nourish your mind,
too. Read the success stories of those who have gone
before, join a business organization and connect with
mentors, form partnerships. There is nothing to keep you
from joining your local Chamber of Commerce. Swap ads
with webmasters whose sites complement yours.
4. Before you know it, you may be swamped and need some
help. The "organic" way to grow is to ask family members to
pitch in. They're already expecting to share the wealth once
it's harvest time anyways, they'll probably be willing to help
get you there.
5. After you've harvested, at some point you will think about
planting new seeds. Once your website is getting lots of hits
and your business is blooming, your articles are out there
and your name is being recognized, you can capitalize on
your success by developing a product of your own. It will
seem natural to turn your articles into a book, or develop an
internet business course or newsletter.
There's nothing easy or effortless about developing your own
business, but also nothing quite as exciting or rewarding.
Time to start nourishing that soil...
About the author:
Glenn Beach is a poet, writer and home business entrepreneur in Nova Scotia, Canada. Free newsletter, more articles, and business start-up info at: http://www.work-at-home-business-opportunity-canada.com
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