3 Reasons Not to Start an Online Business

You have seen all the headlines telling you that you can be rich, work only a couple hours a week, take a luxurious vacation and of course the photo’s of the sports cars and the mansions! Is it all true? Is any of it true? Is it possible to have all those things? Sure…win the lottery! OR…start an online business. But wait, the title says I am supposed to give you 3 reasons NOT to start an online business. OK, here they are:1. The Economy Stinks. (I could have put better and more descriptive adjectives there than stinks…but I’ll keep it clean) Yeah, the economy is awful and no one is going to be spending any money to buy things online so why should I start an online business now. Because…with so many people out of work and not being able to find a job, they are looking online to find work! Unemployment is a major problem for people. Find a way to solve it for them and you are one rich person! Taking paid online surveys or data entry jobs usually only requires start up fees of under $50. E-books can be bought for very low costs and can have a lot of information in them on how to make money online. Most people will spend that amount even if they are out of work. Also, there are a lot of entrepreneurs who have free newsletters, reports or e-books that can help you get started for free. So the poor economy is no reason not to start an online business!2. No Time. I know, you are very busy with work (if you have a job), the kids and their sports and school work or activities (if you have kids), you have activities to get to…the gym, maybe you play a sport or whatever, work around the house needs to get done…yada, yada, yada! Does the term “excuses” ring a bell! No one has time in today’s ridiculously busy schedules so where are you going to find the time to work on a home business? You have to make time! Yes, it IS possible to find a few extra hours a week to spend on your business. To start, I think most people over dramatize their “busy” schedules. How many of you spend an hour a day on Facebook or other sites, just searching around? The best thing to do is to set aside an hour a night (and I know you can) and work on an online business instead of socializing. In fact, social networking is a big part of the online business world so you can still do that but now you can get paid while you do it! Don’t use time as an excuse not to start an online business.3. Attitude, Confidence, Belief, Etc. OK, I convinced you that for a few bucks you can find information on online businesses and that the economy isn’t a factor. You now found some time to do the work. So the other reason you shouldn’t start an online business is you just don’t think you have what it takes to succeed! You don’t believe that you could make a lot of money online or you don’t think that others really do have the kind of success they tell you they do. OK, truth…you won’t be rich in a week. However, every successful entrepreneur has started at the exact same position as you are now and there are some very wealthy people in this world because of their online business. The difference between the rich and the not rich is attitude, desire, motivation, belief, confidence etc. Stop thinking you can’t and start thinking you can! Yea, you’ll fail from time to time…who hasn’t! If you want a successful online business that will allow you to work at home, be your own boss and have the freedom to do whatever you want in this world…all you have you have to do is believe in yourself and have the confidence that you will succeed.The beauty of the Internet is that it allows anyone to have a successful online business or home based business. It is not prejudiced, biased, it doesn’t care where you came from or where you are, how much money you have or what kind of education you have. All you need to do is take action and let your customers decide if the pictures you posted of the sports car next to the mansion are yours or not…

10 Tips to Rank Your Online Business Number 1 on Google

An Offline or online business needs to consider the weight of having the right online presence as a key to success. The presence you create helps to leverage your level of professionalism and legitimacy. If you are working on building or heightening your online presence, then finding the top ways to rank on Google is one that ensures a strong image and unique business presence.1. Speak with Google. Don’t speak with Google literally, as a search engine can’t really hear you. However, your website can speak for your online business. (From one piece of technology to another). This comes through a code, known as meta tags, in the back of your website that Google “reads” and which categorizes your website. You want to let them know where to place you in relation to your competition.2. Check your content. Google reads your website and online business for keywords. These are the two to three word phrases used multiple times throughout your site. If you use them enough, then Google will place you according to the information you have given.3. Balance your information. There are two types of keywords you want to place on your site. The first is competitive, meaning the majority of websites have the keywords for their online business. The second is your niche. Anything that sets you apart, from your location to your specialized products, helps you to get ahead.4. Submit to search engines. Google wants to do more than read about your online business. It also wants to get to know you. This means that you have to let the search engines know you are a live site and ready to be categorized. Make sure you submit your search engine to Google, Yahoo and MSN, as well as other specialized search engines. This is a simple way of letting everyone know you are online.5. Build links. Google works on categorizing you not only through basic submissions but also by noticing the activity of your online business. You want to build links back to your site to show you are legitimate, active and working your way to the top. Any link building efforts you use works effectively in getting Google to notice you.6. Find ways to build traffic. Google not only wants to know who you are, but wants to make sure your online business is popular. This is based on the amount of traffic that goes to your website every day. The aim you should always have when online is to build traffic to your site through a variety of techniques so Google can read your activity and respond to your popularity.7. Write. Writing still rules the Internet. Article writing is one of the simplistic ways to build your ranking online. You will want to take 500 word articles, submit them to directories and link them back to your site for an effective way to get ranked higher with your online business8. Write some more. Today, content not only comes in the form of articles but also in dynamic content. You want to make sure you have dynamic content moving through your website or through a blog or microblog. Anything with moving or scrolling content is going to get your online business noticed by search engines and traffic.9. Use social media. Most likely, you already know the world of social media. Facebook, Twitter and other online areas can help you to build a strong presence. Keep in mind there are more social media areas you can use that are specific to your online business and profile.10. Analyze, monitor and grow. Stagnant content and keywords doesn’t work effectively with Google, as they want a continuous and growing relationship with you. Keep communicating with search engines about your online business by continuing to work on your momentum online. Build consistent results with link building, creating traffic and monitoring your keywords so they are placed even higher in search engines.These are some of many steps you can take to help your website to get to #1 on Google. With consistent efforts, you will begin to see results with your online business while building effective solutions for an online presence that comes out on top.