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8 Essential Skills Online Business Owners Should Have

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With an online home business your efforts and skills are important but in different areas as compared to a traditional business. Here are the skill I consider to be essential when running an internet business.


1. Tools

Choosing the best tools for your business. This is important as a reliable and effective tool which performs as you expect is one of the reasons for your business' success.

It performs the job you require which will please your customers/prospects. It also saves you time.

A reliable autoresponder for example, will effectively follow up with your prospects and will enble you to communicate to them regularly. This means more sales for you and most importantly, less time required for you to manage your business. Choosing a wrong autoresponder may mean loss of sales and increase in frustration time.

There are several other tools which you should investigate and choose carefully for your online business. This includes method for receiving payment, software to build your pages, web hosting, accountanting software, membership scripts, SEO submission techniques etc...


2. Copywriting

This is the most profitable skill you can have. If you can write enticing sales copy for your website and also write effective advertisements for your business, then you basically have a skill that can create money anytime you want.

It is words which persuade a person to buy. It is words which attract a person's attention and make him notice your product. Copywriting can make or break your business.

If you have a skill that you would like to develop for your home business, then copywriting is the number one choice everytime. You don't have to worry about your own business, people will queue up to pay you to write sales copy for them.


3. Networking

Another skill that's very handy to have is networking. The more people you know, the more sales you will get and the more ideas you will have.

Just because your home business is online, doesn't mean that you don't need to speak to people. Infact, networking is one of the fastest and most reliable ways to get more customers and increase your email list.

Get to know people on the forums, give them a ring, speak to people at forums etc... Ask them to advertise your product to their email lists, ask them for advice on how to manage certain areas of their business, what tools are useful etc... See how valuable networking is?


4. Time Management

A lot of our times are spent aimlessly at the computer browsing websites when you should be working on your own business.

Managing your time is important when you want to achieve things. Wasting time will make your business stagnant.

To receive my 5 part course on time management send an email to mailto:timetpw@onlinemoneymachine.com

In the course, I reveal all I know on the topic of time management and I hope to help others who are poor with this skill.


5 Testing and Tracking

Not many home business owners do this but it is one of the most important skills to have which will improve your sales, reduce cost and have less headaches.

Always test your website and your advertisements and study the results. Do not use the version that is inferior.

If you have 2 advertisements, track their responses to your website. Throw away the ad which is less effective. Using this technique you will know which ad is best therefore you will be maximizing your dollars.

Without testing & tracking, you'll never know which advertisements or which version of your website is bringing you the sales. You could be spending huge amounts of money on an ad which is bringing you few customers.


6. Leverage

Successful home business owners will pay people to do all the nitty gritty work while they spend their time on improving the business and marketing the business.

Pay people to answer customer support emails, develop websites and even research the market for you. Concentrate on marketing your business and think of ways to improve it. That is where the money is.


7. Please the customer

Make sure you have enough tricks and ideas on making the customer happy. A happy customer is valuable as they bring you repeated business. A happy customer will also tell others about how well your business has treated them. They will help you advertise.


8. The Mindset

You must have the right mindset to do well with your online home business. Remember that the sky's the limit, and that you should never give up when the going gets tough. Failures normally give up easily.


Having an optimistic and 'never give up mindset' will get you far in your business.


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Alan Cheng, is the owner of http://www.onlinemoneymachine.com the membership site with everything to help beginners setup a profitable online business website. You can contact Alan at mailto:alan@onlinemoneymachine.com

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