Starting an online business can change your life. It can provide you with a great income and a lot of freedom in how you live your life.
At the same time, the idea of launching a business can be intimidating. There's so much to do and you know it will take weeks or months to get if off the ground.
But what if it didn’t?
What if you could launch a profitable online business in just a few days? Maybe even a few hours? Not only is this possible—it can be done by following five easy steps. The key to this incredible business model is the use of email.
Email Isn’t Dead
So many people think email is dead, but it isn't. The fact is email is huge. It isn’t going away; it’s growing! The Radicati Group reported the following statistics:
Email use is growing steadily in the latter half of the 2010s. In 2016, there were more than 2.6 billion people using email, and by 2020, that number will reach over 3.0 billion.
In 2016, there were more than 215 billion business and consumer emails sent per day. That is expected to increase to over 257 billion emails per day by 2020.
Just imagine over 215 billion emails going back and forth between businesses and consumers every day. That's a lot of communication and a lot of sales being made. Email marketing really does have that much power. And marketing via email provides numerous benefits, including:
Your business can be set up quickly.
Your email subscriber list is yours for life. Once you have the names on your list, you will be able to market to them again and again at no extra cost.
You will have the peace of mind of knowing you are in full control of your list. While Facebook and Google can shut your account down at a moment’s notice, you own your list. This means you have full control over your marketing and your sales.
You just need to learn how to harness this power . . .
The Ultimate 5-Step System
At this point, you might be wondering how you can make an online business become a reality. Building an email list sounds like a lot of work, and it is—unless you have a system to follow that streamlines the process.
What do you want to sell? What interests you, and more importantly, what is of interest to others? Choosing an area of interest is important when deciding what to sell. You need to enjoy what you're selling. You also need to ensure that there's a market for it.
If you choose the wrong niche, your business can stall. But the right niche can see your email list grow and your sales soar. Popular niches include weight loss, fitness, finance, survival, sports, personal development, and hobbies.
Ultimately, you want a niche that is popular, has decent competition and is interesting. This takes research and time, but it is well worth the effort.
Step #2: Create an Opt-In Page
When you first start building your email list, you will need to do some advertising. The opt-in page is where you will send people once they click on your advertisement. This page is a breeze to set up. All you need is a hook-worthy headline, a few bullet points outlining what you are doing, and the FREE gift.
Then give visitors a place to enter their email address and a place to click so they can claim their free gift. That’s all there is to it.
Step #3: Offer a FREE Gift
When it comes to the free gift you will offer, it needs to be exceptional. You are making a trade with the visitors to your site—their email address for the free gift. That free gift needs to be worth giving up that oh so personal email address.
The best type of free gift comes in written form. A free report or mini-eBook is attractive. People enjoy gaining knowledge and information. That has real value. In fact, a high-quality free gift can get opt-in rates as high as 50 percent.
Step #4: Use an Autoresponder
Once you get the ball rolling, your email list can grow quickly. While you would like to email each subscriber individually, you don’t want to have to be at your computer 24/7.
An autoresponder makes it possible to send out personalized emails to everyone on your list. And whether it has 1,000 or 10,000 subscribers on it, it takes the same amount of time.
With an autoresponder, you can also set up a schedule for a series of pre-written emails that will go out to a subscriber the moment they join your list. This makes communication convenient and worry-free.
Step #5: Sell Affiliate Products
With an email list that is growing by the day, you need to start generating an income. The best part is, you can make money without having to produce a product of your own. There are plenty of people out there who already have products to sell. They just need a little help.
Offering affiliate products is a fabulous way to generate a solid income. The best affiliate products are information products, which are also known as digital products. By promoting those products, you can make commissions as high as 50 to 70 percent!
You Can Do This!
You're at the beginning of an amazing journey. But you don’t have to take that journey on your own. Register for a complimentary Masterclass with our friend, Mark Lack. You'll get a personal branding blueprint for online success.
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