Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Money Talks-How To Build A Website That Makes Money

Money Talks-How To Build A Website That Makes Money

As little as one decade ago an ecommerce site was the domain oftechno wiz's and coding geniuses. Today the Internet businessworld is not limited to the technically gifted and motivated.Anyone can build an ecommerce business due to the advent ofWYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors, web buildingwizards, open source blog and web site platforms, as well asplatform like Ebay, Amazon, etc.

A person can build a viable web business without everunderstanding how to configure a Mysql database or coding inHTML or PHP. A strong computer background or time needed tolearn, is all the skills needed to get started.

Static pages are like digital paper. They do not change. Theyend in .htm, and remain the same until the owner changes thecontent on them. A content management system can be as simple as awww.blogger. com or Wordpress blog. Or, it can be a complex $10000 platform that is powerful enough to run 100 000 pages ofcontent. The objective is to create something for the searchengines to send their robots to for ranking and trafficgenerating. The content should be designed to create demand, solveproblems, and offer solutions. The secondary purpose is tooptimize the website increasing the traffic and profit.

What Are You Selling The Internet does not require a tangible product for sale.There are dozens of things to sell which are not tangibleincluding downloads, education, affiliate and advertising,pre-selling, or social/ entertainment. Creating a site wherepeople can come and share their love for a hobby, venture,belief, or view, can provide a good opportunity for a savvybusiness owner. It is possible to sell entertainment. It is possible to sell`meeting people.' Many Internet businesses have grown tounbelievable levels of success doing just this. Some examplesare youtube.com, facebook.com, myspace.com and more. The first step to building a website is not designing the site.It is deciding what is being sold. Why will people come to thewebsite? What will attract them? What will make visitors stay atthe site? Understanding what is for sale will help the business ownerpre-sell the product without continually telling people to buysomething. In fact, the most profitable sites are those that donot try to sell anything.

Monetize the Website The term monetize the website means to create a website thatdoesn't sell anything. Its sole purpose is to pre sell a productand make money by driving people to websites that do sellsomething. This is a popular method of income generation as itlets Internet businesses to create multiple streams of incomeand diversify without needing to invest money into products,merchant accounts, and warehousing or drop shipping.

Shopping Carts Once the website owner decides what to sell, they need todetermine what type of platform. Many new companies stick withpaypal.com an ebay company. Other people do not try to do ittheir own. Instead they take their time and explore theiroptions.

One way is to use prostores.com, ebay.com, or amazon.com tosell their products.

Stay Up To Date Being behind the times is a quick way to go out of business.Ecommerce companies need to stay up to day. That e-book shouldbe changed into a home study or an e-course. The download shouldbecome a video or audio file. The free blog – a personalizedwebsite. The internet world is evolving. As fast as users becomefamiliar with one form of Internet tool or feature, another isquickly increasing to take its place. The key to success is remaining educated, reading everythingyou can, and staying up to date with the web and all the toolsit has. What makes money? Something new.

About The Author: Mark Walters is a third generationentrepreneur and author. He offers free training and investingvideos designed to speed you towards financial independence athttp://www.cashflowinstitute.com/

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