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7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by importexpert(m): 10:25pm On Oct 13, 2016
The internet makes it possible for anyone with a good idea, energy and a positive attitude to launch a home-base business. There are 7 things you might want to know before you decide on going online to promote a business.

(1) You need to have access to computer and some basic computer skills

You don't have to be a computer genius or an internet expert to work online but you better have the basic knowledge. You should learn how to navigate and browse the internet using your tool bar and other useful programs. You may have to learn how to manipulate your computer, using the control panel to install software and some hardware. You can get a specialist to upgrade your system so it operates without any cliches. You might have to learn such things as setting email account, copy and paste. Online business requires a lot of interaction with computers; therefore, you should learn the basics ahead of time before you launch any website business. the computer can be either yours, borrowed or a cyber cafe.

(2) You need to learn how to do niche market research

Researching the market-place to promote a business is an ultimate decision in the marketing process and if you are going to operate any business whatsoever, you will have to know how to do some market research. The researching stage is where you decide if there is a demand for a specific product or idea for a business. You may have to determine whether or not you are going to make this a long-term or short-term goal. Some products are just seasonal; therefore, at this stage, you may want to make some useful decision to maintain a business structured on your market research.

(3) You need to understand how to choose your market

There are two ways you can choose to set-up business online and that are creating your own product or choose to sell those that are already in the market place. The latter is definitely the easiest and possible the lowest cost. You will have to choose products that have high sales volume and the merchant must have a reputable business. You can always get this information via any merchant sales stats. Creating your own product takes time and can be costly. Therefore, you may decide to choose a profitable niche from an existing market.

(4) You should prepare a budget for your business

You need a budget plan that outlines the marketing methods and how you will foster those costs. Your business budget should take into consideration how much you are willing to invest. You will need to focus some of your budget on advertising, software tools, website registration and hosting expense. You need to have a short term as well as long-term budget plan. You will have to maintain a business budget so that you can know when to make changes to your spending. You can keep your home business budget in a bank account or with anybody you know that can safely keep it for you. This kind of safe keeping should be tag for specific marketing purpose and must at all time replenish according to market expectations.

(5) You should know what it takes to promote online

The success of a business rest on the promotion strategy and you should focus your full attention on getting good business exposure. You should search for some free and in-expensive method in the early stages, but as the business begin to expand; you should have a larger scale promotion techniques that will involve some additional cost. Some of the most used method of promoting are: content marketing, banner and text ads. You need to research every method you decide on using to promote. There are other methods to promote and you will have to find those that work best and maintain a track record. You can use software tracking tools to monitor all your promotion links online. There is no perfect promotion strategy, just the ones that works. Therefore, you might decide to implement good methods that will enable you to make business leads and some sales.

(6) You should keep a business schedule

Every program or businesses that you sign with, you will need to keep a schedule to make sure you are on track with your task. You should make sure you keep an update on your contact and support information so that you can be sure of how to get answers when you need them and make sure you are still in their system. If you get involve with more than one business, you may want to keep a separate sheets of information for each one because this will allow you clear and easy access when needed. The human mind can never always keep track of all the different site or places we visited so, to maintain a steady business transaction and a keen flow of business interaction, always keep an organize folder with all valid and relevant information.

(7) You should know how to keep your business in a safe-zone

There is no perfect situation online and you need to take full responsibility for your business and making sure you are protected from scams, identity and commission theft. There are few mishaps and misguided situation on the internet but for the most part business online is secure. The net is considered to be pretty safe place to conduct business. There are few people who conduct some devious practice online but apart from that the internet is consider to be a good business platform. You can't afford to let your guard down and you have to be on the lookout for in-consistency within the system. There is no one holding you ransom online and you can get out of any online business when you decide. Online you are not bound to any specific market; if you encounter any unfair situations, there are places online to report spam, scam, fraud etc. You may want to use caution to keep all your id, password and links hidden. There are some free tools that you can use to disguise how your links might look to others, so as to prevent commission theft.


conclusion

remember that life is a process of continuous learning, if you stop learning you have started dying. as you learn the basics of online business and begin to implement what you have learn, it is of immense importance to continue to learn. attend conferences, seminars, workshops and study other guides that are related to your field of interest. the sky will surely be your starting point.

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Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by importexpert(m): 10:26pm On Oct 13, 2016
want to start an online business but you are confused? you can see my step by step guide about doing mini importation business the right way www.importsng.com

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Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by femiabiolajamb(f): 10:43pm On Oct 13, 2016
importexpert:
The internet makes it possible for anyone with a good idea, energy and a positive attitude to launch a home-base business. There are 7 things you might want to know before you decide on going online to promote a business.

(1) You need to have access to computer and some basic computer skills

You don't have to be a computer genius or an internet expert to work online but you better have the basic knowledge. You should learn how to navigate and browse the internet using your tool bar and other useful programs. You may have to learn how to manipulate your computer, using the control panel to install software and some hardware. You can get a specialist to upgrade your system so it operates without any cliches. You might have to learn such things as setting email account, copy and paste. Online business requires a lot of interaction with computers; therefore, you should learn the basics ahead of time before you launch any website business. the computer can be either yours, borrowed or a cyber cafe.

(2) You need to learn how to do niche market research

Researching the market-place to promote a business is an ultimate decision in the marketing process and if you are going to operate any business whatsoever, you will have to know how to do some market research. The researching stage is where you decide if there is a demand for a specific product or idea for a business. You may have to determine whether or not you are going to make this a long-term or short-term goal. Some products are just seasonal; therefore, at this stage, you may want to make some useful decision to maintain a business structured on your market research.

(3) You need to understand how to choose your market

There are two ways you can choose to set-up business online and that are creating your own product or choose to sell those that are already in the market place. The latter is definitely the easiest and possible the lowest cost. You will have to choose products that have high sales volume and the merchant must have a reputable business. You can always get this information via any merchant sales stats. Creating your own product takes time and can be costly. Therefore, you may decide to choose a profitable niche from an existing market.

(4) You should prepare a budget for your business

You need a budget plan that outlines the marketing methods and how you will foster those costs. Your business budget should take into consideration how much you are willing to invest. You will need to focus some of your budget on advertising, software tools, website registration and hosting expense. You need to have a short term as well as long-term budget plan. You will have to maintain a business budget so that you can know when to make changes to your spending. You can keep your home business budget in a bank account or with anybody you know that can safely keep it for you. This kind of safe keeping should be tag for specific marketing purpose and must at all time replenish according to market expectations.

(5) You should know what it takes to promote online

The success of a business rest on the promotion strategy and you should focus your full attention on getting good business exposure. You should search for some free and in-expensive method in the early stages, but as the business begin to expand; you should have a larger scale promotion techniques that will involve some additional cost. Some of the most used method of promoting are: content marketing, banner and text ads. You need to research every method you decide on using to promote. There are other methods to promote and you will have to find those that work best and maintain a track record. You can use software tracking tools to monitor all your promotion links online. There is no perfect promotion strategy, just the ones that works. Therefore, you might decide to implement good methods that will enable you to make business leads and some sales.

(6) You should keep a business schedule

Every program or businesses that you sign with, you will need to keep a schedule to make sure you are on track with your task. You should make sure you keep an update on your contact and support information so that you can be sure of how to get answers when you need them and make sure you are still in their system. If you get involve with more than one business, you may want to keep a separate sheets of information for each one because this will allow you clear and easy access when needed. The human mind can never always keep track of all the different site or places we visited so, to maintain a steady business transaction and a keen flow of business interaction, always keep an organize folder with all valid and relevant information.

(7) You should know how to keep your business in a safe-zone

There is no perfect situation online and you need to take full responsibility for your business and making sure you are protected from scams, identity and commission theft. There are few mishaps and misguided situation on the internet but for the most part business online is secure. The net is considered to be pretty safe place to conduct business. There are few people who conduct some devious practice online but apart from that the internet is consider to be a good business platform. You can't afford to let your guard down and you have to be on the lookout for in-consistency within the system. There is no one holding you ransom online and you can get out of any online business when you decide. Online you are not bound to any specific market; if you encounter any unfair situations, there are places online to report spam, scam, fraud etc. You may want to use caution to keep all your id, password and links hidden. There are some free tools that you can use to disguise how your links might look to others, so as to prevent commission theft.


conclusion

remember that life is a process of continuous learning, if you stop learning you have started dying. as you learn the basics of online business and begin to implement what you have learn, it is of immense importance to continue to learn. attend conferences, seminars, workshops and study other guides that are related to your field of interest. the sky will surely be your starting point.

nice post op. lalasticlala take us to the promised land
Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by Abidex35(m): 10:44pm On Oct 13, 2016
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Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by importexpert(m): 11:01pm On Oct 13, 2016
femiabiolajamb:


nice post op. lalasticlala take us to the promised land


thanks bro
Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by importexpert(m): 11:01pm On Oct 13, 2016
Abidex35:
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space Booker you are welcome grin
Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by lastbaff(m): 11:08pm On Oct 13, 2016
Nice tips bro. But I must say, while having access to a computer important, some successful online business chaps started with a mobile phone and no business budget at all.

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Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by importexpert(m): 11:19pm On Oct 13, 2016
lastbaff:
Nice tips bro. But I must say, while having access to a computer important, some successful online business chaps started with a mobile phone and no business budget at all.

nice contribution bro. i also started with a mobile phone. i started my first online business with a nokia 2700c. it was really tedious. i had a friend that was capable of sourcing genuine jamb answers as at then, i learn about basic html using the phone, set up a site on blogger for us and acquired a godaddy domain. it was not easy but it is much better to start that way than to wait for a computer. less i forget, the money i used in getting different guides on importation and started my importation business all came from the same source. #timeflies shocked

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Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by femiabiolajamb(f): 11:26pm On Oct 13, 2016
importexpert:



thanks bro


you are welcome
Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by femiabiolajamb(f): 11:29pm On Oct 13, 2016
importexpert:


nice contribution bro. i also started with a mobile phone. i started my first online business with a nokia 2700c. it was really tedious. i had a friend that was capable of sourcing genuine jamb answers as at then, i learn about basic html using the phone, set up a site on blogger for us and acquired a godaddy domain. it was not easy but it is much better to start that way than to wait for a computer. less i forget, the money i used in getting different guides on importation and started my importation business all came from the same source. #timeflies shocked


wow, so inspiring. i also learn about importation using sony ericsson xperia. i used it to study the importation guides i got from you. more grease to your elbow
Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by TheOonlyOne: 9:10am On Oct 14, 2016
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Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by Sirmuel1(m): 9:41am On Oct 14, 2016
Importexpert?

FP, here I come cheesy
Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by Sirmuel1(m): 9:41am On Oct 14, 2016
Importexpert?

FP, here I come cheesy
Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by importexpert(m): 9:56am On Oct 14, 2016
femiabiolajamb:



wow, so inspiring. i also learn about importation using sony ericsson xperia. i used it to study the importation guides i got from you. more grease to your elbow


that is lovely. i am glad to hear that.
Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by importexpert(m): 9:59am On Oct 14, 2016
Sirmuel1:
Importexpert?


FP, here I come cheesy


hahhhhhh. lalasticlala we have assembled and waiting for you. we are going their @sirmuel1
Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by EWAagoyin(m): 1:43pm On Oct 14, 2016
never seen u advertise anything here only advise all d time ... wetin u dey import and sell sef
Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by Nobody: 3:17pm On Oct 14, 2016
importexpert:
The internet makes it possible for anyone with a good idea, energy and a positive attitude to launch a home-base business. There are 7 things you might want to know before you decide on going online to promote a business.

(1) You need to have access to computer and some basic computer skills

You don't have to be a computer genius or an internet expert to work online but you better have the basic knowledge. You should learn how to navigate and browse the internet using your tool bar and other useful programs. You may have to learn how to manipulate your computer, using the control panel to install software and some hardware. You can get a specialist to upgrade your system so it operates without any cliches. You might have to learn such things as setting email account, copy and paste. Online business requires a lot of interaction with computers; therefore, you should learn the basics ahead of time before you launch any website business. the computer can be either yours, borrowed or a cyber cafe.

(2) You need to learn how to do niche market research

Researching the market-place to promote a business is an ultimate decision in the marketing process and if you are going to operate any business whatsoever, you will have to know how to do some market research. The researching stage is where you decide if there is a demand for a specific product or idea for a business. You may have to determine whether or not you are going to make this a long-term or short-term goal. Some products are just seasonal; therefore, at this stage, you may want to make some useful decision to maintain a business structured on your market research.

(3) You need to understand how to choose your market

There are two ways you can choose to set-up business online and that are creating your own product or choose to sell those that are already in the market place. The latter is definitely the easiest and possible the lowest cost. You will have to choose products that have high sales volume and the merchant must have a reputable business. You can always get this information via any merchant sales stats. Creating your own product takes time and can be costly. Therefore, you may decide to choose a profitable niche from an existing market.

(4) You should prepare a budget for your business

You need a budget plan that outlines the marketing methods and how you will foster those costs. Your business budget should take into consideration how much you are willing to invest. You will need to focus some of your budget on advertising, software tools, website registration and hosting expense. You need to have a short term as well as long-term budget plan. You will have to maintain a business budget so that you can know when to make changes to your spending. You can keep your home business budget in a bank account or with anybody you know that can safely keep it for you. This kind of safe keeping should be tag for specific marketing purpose and must at all time replenish according to market expectations.

(5) You should know what it takes to promote online

The success of a business rest on the promotion strategy and you should focus your full attention on getting good business exposure. You should search for some free and in-expensive method in the early stages, but as the business begin to expand; you should have a larger scale promotion techniques that will involve some additional cost. Some of the most used method of promoting are: content marketing, banner and text ads. You need to research every method you decide on using to promote. There are other methods to promote and you will have to find those that work best and maintain a track record. You can use software tracking tools to monitor all your promotion links online. There is no perfect promotion strategy, just the ones that works. Therefore, you might decide to implement good methods that will enable you to make business leads and some sales.

(6) You should keep a business schedule

Every program or businesses that you sign with, you will need to keep a schedule to make sure you are on track with your task. You should make sure you keep an update on your contact and support information so that you can be sure of how to get answers when you need them and make sure you are still in their system. If you get involve with more than one business, you may want to keep a separate sheets of information for each one because this will allow you clear and easy access when needed. The human mind can never always keep track of all the different site or places we visited so, to maintain a steady business transaction and a keen flow of business interaction, always keep an organize folder with all valid and relevant information.

(7) You should know how to keep your business in a safe-zone

There is no perfect situation online and you need to take full responsibility for your business and making sure you are protected from scams, identity and commission theft. There are few mishaps and misguided situation on the internet but for the most part business online is secure. The net is considered to be pretty safe place to conduct business. There are few people who conduct some devious practice online but apart from that the internet is consider to be a good business platform. You can't afford to let your guard down and you have to be on the lookout for in-consistency within the system. There is no one holding you ransom online and you can get out of any online business when you decide. Online you are not bound to any specific market; if you encounter any unfair situations, there are places online to report spam, scam, fraud etc. You may want to use caution to keep all your id, password and links hidden. There are some free tools that you can use to disguise how your links might look to others, so as to prevent commission theft.


conclusion

remember that life is a process of continuous learning, if you stop learning you have started dying. as you learn the basics of online business and begin to implement what you have learn, it is of immense importance to continue to learn. attend conferences, seminars, workshops and study other guides that are related to your field of interest. the sky will surely be your starting point.
Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by mojeed4(m): 4:53pm On Oct 14, 2016
importexpert:


nice contribution bro. i also started with a mobile phone. i started my first online business with a nokia 2700c. it was really tedious.i had a friend that was capable of sourcing genuine jamb answers as at then, i learn about basic html using the phone, set up a site on blogger for us and acquired a godaddy domain. it was not easy but it is much better to start that way than to wait for a computer. less i forget, the money i used in getting different guides on importation and started my importation business all came from the same source. #timeflies shocked

But don't yoy think that's morraly wrong

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Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by importexpert(m): 5:00pm On Oct 14, 2016
mojeed4:


But don't yoy think that's morraly wrong


either it is morally wrong or not considering the Nigerian situation is subject to debate. the teachers of most of the students that will require the service then might not be able to answer the questions. how were the students suppose to answer them? that was then and it has gone with yesterday.
Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by hahn(m): 8:43pm On Oct 14, 2016
Learn how to use Google
Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by Nobody: 2:45am On Oct 15, 2016
The greatest advice you need is never get involved in too many business formats at the same time. Don't think being an information marketer/freelancer/Blogger/mini importer and all there is to make money online will get you to the promised land quick. It won't! 10 years ago when i set out on the IM journey i made that mistake and I nearly became frustrated till i began to settle down on one at a time...strictly avoiding distractions. It has been a blessing for me today!

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Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by importexpert(m): 9:23am On Oct 15, 2016
MrLouisVanGaal:
The greatest advice you need is never get involved in too many business formats at the same time. Don't think being an information marketer/freelancer/Blogger/mini importer and all there is to make money online will get you to the promised land quick. It won't! 10 years ago when i set out on the IM journey i made that mistake and I nearly became frustrated till i began to settle down on one at a time...strictly avoiding distractions. It has been a blessing for me today!

this is very true. the earlier you learn to focus and avoid distractions the more distance you can reach. well said

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Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by Kangol99(m): 11:24am On Oct 15, 2016
Informative!

Starting an online business is very lucrative and good in this time and age. My own advice to those interested in starting an home based online biz are:

1. Start an online business that is in-line with your passion.
2. Invest to learn from those that already have your desired result. This will really help you.
3. Aim to be the number one in your niche to have influence and dominate your online niche.
4. Have in mind that through the biz you want to achieve financial freedom so as to be able to implement the necessary systems and programs that will help you to accomplish your dream.

Learn, learn, learn.... If you're not earning keep learning until you have enough knowledge to earn and when you start earning keep learning.

Not all readers are leaders but all leaders are READERS!

See You At The TOP!

-John Taiwo

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Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by AgamaHub: 11:46am On Oct 15, 2016
Nice write up.
Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by highmood(m): 11:47am On Oct 15, 2016
I am into full time business as well as online marketing, so I have practical experiences on both. For you to venture into online Businesses, I will simply put:
1. Get a good smart phone with camera, or a laptop with a subscription.
1. Know what business you want to venture into
2. Go into the field to learn the trade and get true information about the business in your environs or country of residence at large.

3.In the business environment, be smart and quick to gather enough information about the products and its prices; importantly comparing the products in the market place and those posted online for originality(you can also do that with a scanner)
Note:Online prices may be misleading and some times does not give a true reflection of reality. For instance, some online prices are in dollar(very high) compared to what is been sold. In reverse, its good to know the prices online, get the original product and fix a better price for your gain.

4. Get a good online marketing platform or build yours if you can and place your products.

5. Make sure you are able to convince customers that would be visiting your page or site for your products especially with sweet words about the products.

6. Always keep your phone on and be ready to receive calls like a boss (only if its a site that has your contact number on it.

Best of Luck.

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Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by donsteady(m): 11:47am On Oct 15, 2016
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Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by akinjuly77(m): 11:54am On Oct 15, 2016
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Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by neksummi(m): 11:54am On Oct 15, 2016
Good points.
Re: 7 Things You Should Learn To Do Before You Start An Online Home Based Business by Bombolistic: 12:04pm On Oct 15, 2016
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