Author Archives: Phil Lancaster
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Author Archives: Phil Lancaster
I'm in the process of building my online internet marketing course.
It will be a video based internet marketing training course where you can watch over my shoulder as I take you through the entire process, from choosing a business niche, registering a domain name, building a website and then turning everything into a profitable online business.
There will be practical exercises so that at the end of the course, you won't just know how to create your own profitable internet business, but you will have actually created one in real life.
You can build a basic WordPress website in a few minutes if you use my recommended Wealthy Affiliate platform. But how do you turn it into an attractive, authority conversion-focused online business? That's where Thrive Themes and Plugins shine.
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The corona virus pandemic has created what is perhaps the greatest opportunity so far for anyone with the desire and work ethic to create their own online business.
This is because millions of people the world over are now doing most or all of their shopping online.
They are now in the habit of routinely pulling out their credit cards to buy whatever they want directly through the internet. And they've become addicted.
Even when Covid-19 is a distant memory, they will still be purchasing from online businesses.
It's an avalanche of money and you need to be standing under it.
There’s nothing quite like the rush you get when you make your first online sale. Particularly if it happens overnight, while you’re asleep. This can happen frequently, when the bulk of your sales come from the other side of the world. There are no limits.
Imagine waking up, checking your computer and there it is, your first sale!
And you know that if you can make 1, you can make 5. And then 10, then 100 and then 1,000 until suddenly you’re making more from what started as a side hustle than most executives make from their 60-hour, relationship-destroying week.
That's how someone with a successful online business views their computer.
As an endless source of money, sort of like a personal ATM.
But the question remains. "Is an online business for seniors viable?"
And the answer is "yes, definitely."
What are the things that really hit you when you get a new computer?
Is it the improvements in design that seem to have been made? It just looks better.
If it's a laptop, how much thinner the screen is, how much lighter and how much longer the battery lasts.
If it's a tower, how much smaller and less obtrusive it is, even though its storage is much bigger and it has twice as many ports for peripherals.
Yes, you notice all these things, but the thing that really hits you is
So what happened?
You can pick a niche and build a website, but you still have to do your due diligence and analyze the various business models to see which one (or more) will work best to bring you the kind of success that you’re after. Internet marketing for beginners can seem like a maze when you're starting out, but the trick is to pick a business model and stick with it.
There are dozens of business models you can consider to earn money from your efforts, but you may want to start with one of the five most common ones – affiliate marketing, info product development, service provider, self-publishing and online coaching.
Being an affiliate for someone else’s products is one of the best business models for newcomers to the world of online marketing. With affiliate marketing, you don’t even have to have your own site necessarily (depending on the program).
The best way to make a start with affiliate marketing for beginners is with Wealthy Affiliate. You can find out more HERE and then join for free.
Amazon is a prime example of an e-commerce website.
You browse products in the Amazon store, order the ones you want, pay by credit card and they get delivered. You have confidence in the process.
But Amazon makes no product and they sell through an army of affiliates. Some products they stock (FBA - Fulfilled by Amazon) and the rest is drop shipped by their suppliers. With drop shipping, you don't have to store any inventory. You advertise product, your customer orders and pays for it and you order it from the supplier, who ships it to your customer.
It all works smoothly for Amazon because they have software and systems in place to handle it all. Well, guess what? You can do the same. You can create an e-commerce website. This is how.
Here's the thing about online business.
It's two words.
Most information about creating an online business focuses on the Online part.
The worst of them totally ignore the concept of building a business.
They try to tempt you with impossible dreams.
No website, no mailing list, no nasty SEO, just buy this $27 product, click an the magic button and watch the money roll in.
It's all bullshit. To succeed with internet marketing, you have to build a business.