Home Business and Residual Income

A recent market study of online retail sales conducted by Machrotech showed a 28 percent increase in sales, penetrating 71 percent of the US population between 2005-2006. In keeping those results in mind, one would be inclined to believe that creating a home business with a healthy residual income stream would be easy. Internet marketing failure rates paint a darker side to this story claiming dismal failure rates so high that it would appear nearly impossible to make any sort of regular income let alone a residual income with a home business.

That being said, making an income online is not only possible but probable if you follow the directions. The problem with following directions is that there are so many people giving them that following them is near impossible. Imagine how difficult it would be if you were driving down a busy street and thousands of people were shouting directions. Turn right, turn left, go faster, stop here! The thought alone is overwhelming, the frustration is exasperating.

Based on that scenario, I doubt if you would get very far either in your car or in your home business let alone make any money today or long lasting income for the tomorrows ahead. That is just one reason why experts claim that only about 3% of everyone who starts an online business will succeed.

The odds seem to weigh heavily against you however before you throw up your arms in despair and dash your dreams of owning your own home business into a million pieces I want you to think of something else. Have you ever been in a casino? If you are like many other people, I am sure that you have. Maybe you have played cards, rolled dice, spun a wheel or pulled the handle of a slot machine. I’ll bet you have even won a time or three three and had great fun i the process.

You may be wondering at this point why I would bring up casino games in the middle of a home business, residual income article so I will get to the point. Casinos rake in billions of dollars each year. There is no denying that fact but did you also know that the Casinos play with a very slight edge by design their games may carry only one percentage point in their favor and that is their draw, you have in some cases high chance of winning except more often than that you walk away with less money than you had before you started playing.

Casinos have the knowledge to use small percentages to earn them piles of long term residual income just as you need the knowledge of the home business market to achieve similar results.

Educate yourself before jumping feet first into the deep end of the marketing pool. Don’t grab the first business you see based on how flashy their ad or fall prey to their claims of huge financial gains in 30 days or less. Be realistic with your expectations, if you have been living in the same house for the last 15 years and driving the same 10 year old compact car why would you think that you would be moving to a mansion by the sea with a new red Ferrari by the end of the month?

I have news for you… Wake up, you won’t!

Like most other things making money from the Internet takes time and persistence and in the case of affiliate marketing it also takes one other thing – a good program..

The type of program that I like best is called a cooperative business model because it offers more bang for the buck than many other programs. Working with a cooperative is full of features and benefits like low startup costs, low advertising costs, easy consumer acquisition at an affordable price from an established customer base without wasting your time or money on purchasing leads. No doubt about it. real paying customers mean real income.

If you are serious about creating a solid home business that will pay you today and provide a residual income for your days ahead, I highly recommend investigating the power of joining a business cooperative. It is sound business principles that make a good business.

How to Start a Business and Why Finding the Money Can Be Easy

Now answering this question all depends on what type of online business you are going to start. I am going to assume you want to start an online business, because they are 10x easier then starting a brick and mortar business. The glory of a online business when and if you are able to get “funding” and in some cases you don’t even need money to start you can start seeing results very soon. Now you might be asking how can I start an online business without any money. Well there is something called bum marketing, where you can advertise for free, through a number of different methods. Look up “bum marketing” its worth your time.

Sources of money

1.)    credit – Either your credit card, credit line on your house

2.)    Family members

3.)    Friends

4.)    Bank

5.)    Advertise in the newspaper “seeking partner for online business” etc

Though these are really broad examples they should give you enough information to really get the juices flowing and find the source of money if you in fact need it.

Those are just 5 simple methods that you can use to get money from several different sources. But remember, offer value, and over deliver on everything you offer online. Because if you think I’m going to market my way, you’ll fail. There are things that work online, and other things that just flat fail. Do your research and make sure you are ready to make the plunge, because if you are not ready then it’s a long fall.

How You Can Use Articles to Generate Leads For Your Work From Home Business – Network Marketing

None of us can ever have enough leads for our business. If you are standing still you are going backwards in your work from home business. We are going to discuss using articles on the internet to generate more leads for your business.If you do not like to write or do not have time to write, you can always hire an article writer to do it for you. There are many ghostwriters who can just to that for you for a fee.

Whether you write them or buy them an article offers you a great way to get traffic to your website. That traffic can turn into a lead, a customer, or even a new distributor for your downline. The big key to writing articles is to make them informative and not just a long sales letter. Understand that people go online for information. Once you understand what they are looking for as it relates to your work from home business then you can write articles around that theme.

Over a period of time you will become an expert that people trust. You still have not written one sales ad. Just information articles on various keyword themes such as earn money online, how to start a work from home business, why network marketing, and so on.

How does this generate leads for you?

With every article you are allowed to create a resource box. This is a chance for you to tell a little about yourself and then give your website address for more information. Writing a good resource box that offers a little bit of excitement is as important as the article itself.

A boring resource box will not get you a click on your url address. Put yourself in the position of the reader and think about what would make you want to click on a url after you read an article.

One thing you can do is go to one of the article directories and read a few articles that are similar to what you are going to write about. You do this to help come up with ideas to write about, and you can view the author’s resource box to get ideas for your own.

The other thing is getting your articles read. You can use some services to submit your articles to directories or you can do it yourself. Targeting quality article directories is the key to having a chance to get your articles read.

There are literally thousands of article directories so do not be afraid to submit to any of your favorites.

Article marketing is a free way to get traffic to your website and to get leads for your business. Use it as a part of your overall marketing strategy and you will have a long term solution to the problem of finding prospects for your work from home business.