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Starting A Home Business: Step 4

Starting A Home Business: Step 4
Copyright 2005 Ken Leonard Jr
KLJ Online
http://kenleonardjr.com

After Step 3 of this series, if you've been doing your homework, you should have your home business legally created and your professional internet marketing tools set up and ready to go. By now you've also done your keyword and ad research which produced a profitable keyword phrase for your product idea. If your product idea turns out to not be in demand or the prospects won't pay for it, it's time to try another idea and repeat the research process.

(Here's Step 3 if you missed it) http://kenleonardjr.com/step3

Now it's time to write a sales page for your product, build a simple website and set up the ordering and fulfillment system.

The first part of this lesson may be difficult for you. You have to create a sales page for your product or service that will be the main page of your web site. Crafting a sales letter for a web page that is focused on your product keywords and entices the visitor to buy your product is an art.

You may not be able to write effective sales copy in the beginning. But after time and a lot of practice, copywriting will be the most valuable talent you have as an online marketer.

To get your first product site up and making sales, you may want to pay a professional copywriter to create a winning sales letter. It's going to cost you, but you get what you pay for. If you want to take the time to learn to write sales copy for the web on your own, here is a helpful tutorial from a professional copywriter to start you out: http://www.kenleonardjr.com/netwritingcourse.html

Once you have your sales letter, it is time to build your website and add the order links to the sales page. Copy the text version of your sales letter and paste it into your webpage editor. If you don't have Dreamweaver or FrontPage to help you create web pages, you can find a free resource available here: http://www.nvu.com/index.html

Keep your page design basic yet appealing to the eye. You can create one page design and use it as a template for every page you add to your site. Doing this will save you lots of time later on. If you need some pointers on creating web sites that sell, the bible of web site design that makes sales can be found here: http://www.kljonline.com/mys.html

When creating the main sales page, you will need a link to your ordering system at every Buy button. If you set up your marketing tools using ThirdSphere Hosting http://hosting.ken-recommends.com just enter your product details into the automation station and you will get an order URL to use at every Buy button. If you chose Host4Profit as your web host http://hosting.kljonline.com get your order URL directly from the payment processor you set up in Step 2 of this series, 2CheckOut.

Your website is now set up to convert visitors into buyers, process the order and have the order delivered either by shipping yourself, using a drop shipper or by secure digital download. In Step 5 you will learn how to set up a lead capture and follow up system that plugs into the marketing system you have set up. This process will convert more of your site visitors into customers through repeated exposure to your offer.



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More Home Business Articles:
  • Starting A Home Business Step: 1 - People often ask me, "exactly what do I do first to start a home business? I have an idea for my business, but I don't know what to do first, then what to do next." Getting started can be the hardest part for some. The articles in this series will take you through the first steps needed to start a home business.
  • Starting A Home Business Step: 2 - If you put Step 1 of this series into action, you now have a licensed home business with a registered name and active bank account. Today you will see how simple it is to set up the marketing tools you will need to do business on the internet.
  • Starting A Home Business Step: 3 - Before you decide on a product to sell online, figure out which kind of home business you want to create. Some people make a living selling digital or print infoproducts on the internet, much like the ones you've seen on TV informercials late at night. Others deal in hard goods like you would purchase from your local retail store. Some people promote business opportunities through network marketing programs.
  • Starting A Home Business Step: 4 - After Step 3 of this series, if you've been doing your homework, you should have your home business legally created and your professional internet marketing tools set up and ready to go. By now you've also done your keyword and ad research which produced a profitable keyword phrase for your product idea. If your product idea turns out to not be in demand or the prospects won't pay for it, it's time to try another idea and repeat the research process.
  • Starting A Home Business Step: 5 - After completing Step 4 of this series, you should have your home business entity created and licensed and your professional internet marketing tools all set up. If you've been doing your homework up to this point, you've also finished your keyword and ad research which produced a profitable keyword phrase for your product and you have written sales copy for your web site (or had a pro write it for you) that will entice your prospect to take the action you want them to.