With everything going on right now with the Coronavirus, many people are looking for alternatives to traditional work. You may have a preexistant condition or two and want to play it safe. Maybe
you’re fearing that your job may be next. In this article, I will teach you how to sell products online from home… No hassles required.
It’s a simple process. Once you get everything set up, there are only a couple actions you have to take on a regular basis. That’s it. The process may take only 2 hours every day or two.
So, lets get started…
Niche is king.
The niche is the part of the marketplace you will be operating in. What you decide here will determine where your website will go in the future.
You can literally target any part of the market and get traffic. But if you want to get anywhere, I suggest you make a hobby or interest your niche.
The primary reason is building a business around your hobby won’t feel like work so much as some other niche in the marketplace. If the niche doesn’t seem like work, you will more likely stick with the business until you’re successful.
Most people give up on their businesses too early because they pick something that they really aren’t interested in. Then these people just get burned out and leave. They don’t have staying power.
If you pick a hobby as a niche, you will more likely have the staying power until you’re successful.
You will also save a lot of money in the beginning (we will get to this point shortly).
Your website is your online store.
Since your website is your online store, it should be built correctly. These are the steps for a proper website build.
1) Register a domain name. Your domain name is your website’s address on the Internet, and the domain name for your website must be registered. Any web host offers domain registration as a part of it’s service. I recommend the web host that I use, It will make your life easier later on.
The domain name should also be relevant to your niche. If you are operating a fishing website and you make a domain name that deals with cars, there’s a problem somewhere. Your domain name should be relevant to fishing, and the type of fishing that you will be covering on your site (flyfishing, deep-sea fishing, etc.)
When registering a “.com”, it shouldn’t be more than $13-$15 per year. Just be aware that many web hosts will start boosting the price on you after the first year.
The web host I recommended earlier will keep your annual web hosting costs the same year after year. So there is a long-term cost saving to going with them.
2) Come up with the website title. Once you have the domain name, you need to title the site. The title of the website is actually easy. Just use the domain name with spaces.
Titling job done!
3) Pick a theme for your website. Most web hosts will start you off with the WordPress (you should be using WordPress) stock theme of the year. That may be fine to start with, but I like more functionality than the stock theme provides, even from the start.
My web host recommendation comes with a library of over 3000 different free themes! You just have to go through them and find the one you like the most.
When you find themes that you like, you can favorite them to a favorites library. When you build another website, you can go to the favorites library and select the themes that you put in there
instead of searching the whole theme library.
No other web host offers this option. I wish they did, but they don’t.
You get to destroy your possessions.
Not really, but you do get to review the possessions that are in your niche.
This is another reason why you want to make one of your hobbies your niche. Doing so makes this part of your business less expensive.
You will write reviews of products within your niche. In order to write reviews that work well, you will have to use the product you’re reviewing. If you write a review based on other peoples’ reviews, the reader will know. In fact, the reader has probably read the same reviews you have, and knows that you are parroting those reviews.
So don’t do it. Use the product, then review it.
Write balanced reviews. Every product has good and bad aspects. Don’t hide the bad and write only the good. You sound like a cheerleader with a motive.
Don’t write negative reviews for any reason, either. Your readers will see right through it and wonder what your motive is. You don’t want to go there.
Just write neutral reviews and let the reader determine if the product is worth looking into. Then put a link to the product for them to buy.
Finally, when you start getting enough traffic, get affiliate links to replace the “clean links” to the products. This is where your money will be made. If someone buys from your affiliate link, you will get a commission off the purchase.
The final step is to get more people to your reviews faster.
You show off the destruction.
In other words, show off your reviews.
You will do this by writing blog articles targeting certain aspects of your reviews. At the end of the article, you will place a link from the article to the review you’re targeting.
To get traction for your article, you will be targeting long-tail keywords. You do this by finding the keywords with a keyword research tool. Just follow the information in the linked article for the Jaaxy keyword research tool, and you will do just fine.
You will write as many articles as you can on aspects of each review, leaving the link to the review you are targeting at the bottom of each article. Over time, you should be making enough money to work for yourself.
That’s how you sell products online from home. The best part that you don’t even have to hold inventory.
If you use the web host that I recommended, they provide a whole finishing school on how to do this. The training comes with the web hosting fee, so you don’t have to pay anything extra. You can check them out here.
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Finally, good luck out there in the online business arena.