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Here is Michelle’s 23rd lesson.
Become an Infopreneur
So you want to build a web site but are not sure what type of web site you would like to do. You really do not have any product or service to sell- No problem. You can generate online income by taking what you know and love about a specific subject (based on your hobby, job, pastime, previous experience, etc.) and building a theme-based content site around it. Become an information publisher… an infopreneur!
The Net, after all, is known as the Information Highway. More and more people are going online to find information and solutions for their needs or wishes, and are bypassing offline tools like the Yellow Pages. For the most part, these searchers do not have the name of a particular company in mind. They are just looking for credible, relevant and quality information that will lead them confidently to the right solution. That is where you come in…..
You can build a business around being THE expert information-provider for your particular niche. And if you follow a successful site-building process, like Site Build It, step by step you will find more and more targeted visitors will continually find and love your keyword-focused, high-value information. You will become someone they can trust, someone to keep them current, someone to follow, someone with answers. And by publishing an e-zine, you will further cement credibility and a loyal following.
But this is only the first part of becoming a successful infopreneur. Remember, your site is more than just a hobby… you’re in “business.” Your business must turn a profit. So once you have a substantial number of visitors to your Web site you can begin to monetize this traffic by introducing two or three income streams.
That’s right, start with at least two or three streams. If you limit yourself to just one, you are cutting your chances of making every visitor to your site count — in other words, generate income! Someone who is not interested in a particular offer might be totally captivated by another.
Your ideal diversification strategy is to combine AdSense, with a few top-notch affiliate programs, followed by one or two finder’s fee relationships or as Gary puts it, strategic alliances.
As your site, traffic and business grow, you can add even more revenue streams (ex., sell e-goods, open an e-store, sell services, etc.). Multiple income streams add up to a strong, stable way to monetize an information-publishing site since you are not putting all your “revenue” eggs into one basket.
Are you thinking that you don’t have enough Net experience to build a successful infopublishing business? Think again… …you just have to have the right tools!
Figure out what you know and love. There is no limit to the number of niches in the small business world from organic gardening or football, from music to fashion to games to electronics…. your options are truly unlimited.
Once you figure out your site concept, publish, in your own voice and style, quality, in-demand information about your niche. Produce an e-zine to deepen trust and build a long-term relationship with your visitors. You’ll be surprised at how quickly a targeted following develops.
Don’t discount yourself because you don’t have a product or service to sell. Become an infopreneur. Take what you know from work experience, hobbies, passions, or pastimes (often “something” can be right under your nose without you even seeing it) and convert that into income.
Build a genuine, thriving enterprise that you will be proud to call yours.
Still not sure if infopublishing can make you money? Check out these case studies… infopreneur.sitesell-sbi.com
Look for my future articles where we discuss additional monetization options, search engine optimization, incoming links, additional e-zine techniques, link exchange programs and much more…..
You can check out Michelle’s web site at http://healthy-holistic-living.com. To get more great tips, like the ones above and to see how and what tools she used to create a successful on-line business go to http://sitesell-sbi.com
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