Get Started With These Good Ideas ....
Your Own Internet Business With These Free Product Ideas,
For The Taking!
I had to chuckle when
I recently came across this great quote by Ken Hakuta ("Dr. Fad",
creator of the 1980's "Wacky Wallwalker" craze, and founder
of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle."
How incredibly true!
Here at the Internet Marketing Center, we get calls and e-mail every day
from people who are eager to grab their share of the e-business pie, but
who are lacking that one key ingredient…
selling, in-demand product or service *idea*!
I'm always telling
people that you don't need a million-dollar advertising budget to be successful
on the Internet. The truth is, you can easily get started and begin
earning a serious income with a budget of less than a few hundred
dollars if you're prepared to do a lot of the work yourself.
But how can you get
started without that first spark of an idea? Good question!
If you are…
Interested in starting your very own, profitable Internet business,
but at a loss for product ideas…
An online business owner looking to expand your product base…
… then LISTEN UP!
I'm about to give you 5 powerful strategies for easily finding
in-demand product and service ideas.
However, before we
get to that, it's critical that you take a moment to seriously consider
the following questions. If you don't want to do this, don't bother reading
the rest of this article. It will be a waste of your time.
I want you to stop
for a moment and think…
What are you interested in?
What are you passionate about?
What subject or topic do you have a lot of knowledge about?
What are people always coming to you for advice about?
important that you consider these questions very carefully.
If there is one key
lesson that I've learned, it's that the greatest success comes when you're
pursuing something that you're passionate about.
So the product or
service that you develop should be related to something that you really
enjoy or have a sincere interest in. (Plus, this way, whatever you're
doing will feel less like work, and more like fun!)
And don't worry if
your area of expertise seems too obscure or specialized! The beauty of
the Internet is that it is the perfect medium for niche marketing!
(For those of you
who are unfamiliar with the phrase "niche market," I am referring
to a specific, targeted group of individuals who need or want what you
have to offer.)
Here is a little
secret that you may not know…
Most successful entrepreneurs
get their ideas for their businesses by: (1) Studying
niche markets and
then (2) Developing
a product or service that meets their needs or solves common problems!
It makes sense, doesn't
Not only are you guaranteeing
the success of your product or service -- people are already actively
looking for what you are about to develop -- you will also be able to…
focus both your time and money on marketing to
people most likely to buy from you!
Once you know where
your niche market is and what they want, all you need to do is put yourself
in their line of fire and your profits will explode! Seriously!
So choose your area
of interest or expertise… and let's move on to the good stuff!
Hot Product Idea
competitors in your area of interest to find out what their best-selling
product is… and find ways to improve on it!
What is their angle?
What kind of solutions are they offering? Are they successful? Can you
find some way to improve on their solutions? Are they missing something?
Why reinvent the wheel
if you can find a way to significantly improve on it? Think of all the
industries that make millions of dollars simply by improving on existing
- Video Games
- Tooth Brushes
- Running Shoes
- Cell phones
- Software (Windows
3.1, 95, 98, 2000, ME, NT … where's it going to end?)
… I could literally
go on for pages and pages, but I'm sure that you get the picture.
Your competitors may
be your greatest source of inspiration. So once you have chosen your
area of interest, start doing some market research.
Get to know your competitor's
products inside out, and then improve on them to develop a strong Unique
Selling Proposition (USP) that appeals to your target market.
Make it faster, shinier,
louder, quieter, safer, more cost efficient… whatever it takes to make
customers want your product or service over your competition's!
Hot Product Idea
Check out the newsgroups,
discussion boards, and chat rooms where your target market hangs out.
Sit back and listen, and you'll discover what they like, what they don't
like, and what they're looking for.
People regularly visit
these areas seeking advice, and by monitoring these discussions you will
begin to notice that certain questions appear again and again.
This is a great
way to locate potential product or service ideas! I guarantee that
if you see the same questions repeated in a forum or discussion group,
there are hundreds, possibly thousands, of other people out there wondering
the exact same thing!
You see, only a small
percentage of the online community participates in forums and discussion
groups. So if the question is popular among these people, you can be
sure that there are many others surfing the web, searching for the same
Some good places to
start looking for discussion boards and newsgroups related to your area
of interest include…
… but a quick search
in any major search engine should also produce good boards and chat rooms
to check out.
Hot Product Idea
If you already have
an existing customer base, do an e-mail survey!
Surveys are not only
a great way to improve on any existing product or service you may offer
(so that you can start closing even more sales!), they are also a great
way to discover fresh product or service ideas.
you've sold something to people once, it is extremely easy to
to them over and over again.
In fact, statistics
have shown that your current client base is a gold mine… and that as many
as 36% of the people who have bought something from you previously
will buy again if you have something similar to offer.
Think of the potential
here. This is how you can start earning a much larger income…
So take advantage
of this highly profitable relationship, and find out what your previous
customers are asking for with an e-mail survey.
Think about it --
an e-mail survey isn't going to cost you anything but your time!
Hot Product Idea
Check out consumer
review web sites to find out what people like and dislike about your competitor's
People go to these
sites to either rave or complain, and that makes them great places to
learn exactly what the public thinks about your competitors -- or even
Some good sites to
check out include:
Hot Product Idea
Join an Associate
Program and promote someone else's product for a referral fee.
(Just to clarify,
Associate Programs are also called Affiliate Programs, Re-seller Programs,
Commission or Pay-Per-Sale, Pay-Per-Click and Click-Through Programs.)
Joining an Associate
Program is a great way to start earning a nice income on the Internet…
without many of the hassles that come with running your own business.
All you do is refer
someone else's product or service, and then get paid a "referral
fee" for every sale that is made. (You are assigned a special URL
that tracks all of the visitors you send to their web site -- and all
of the sales that you generate!)
It's extremely easy
to do! You just post a link, a banner, or a short recommendation letter
on your web site… or perhaps recommend the product or service in your
newsletter or e-zine… and then collect a percentage of the profits
when a sale is made!
You don't ever worry
- Collecting the
- Packaging the product
- Shipping the product
- Customer service
… or anything else
for that matter! You just do the promotion and collect your referral
fee from the resulting sales!
It's extremely easy
to set up… there is really very little work involved… and once the link
is there, you are guaranteeing yourself an extremely easy source of
income for years to come! These "Pay-Per-Sale" programs
are usually really easy to join. Just make sure you pay attention and
read the terms and conditions, because they can vary from program to program.
I should also mention
that there are a number of Associate Programs out there that don't actually
"pay-per-sale" but actually "pay-per-lead" or "per-click".
In a pay-per-lead
program, you are paid every time your customer fills out a survey, asks
for more information, or gets a quote on a product (in other words, you
are paid for giving the company a "lead"). You may even get
paid every time your customer downloads trial or demo software.
Pay-Per-Click is very
similar. Basically, you get paid every time someone "clicks"
through the link from your site to the Associate Program owner's web site
(whether it be a text link or graphic link).
On that note, make
sure that you do business with a reputable company. I know many people
who have worked really hard, made a lot of sales for a company, and then
have never been paid for the sales they generated (or have been forced
to wait months and months to get their money).
These companies often
don't take their Associate Program seriously, aren't using the proper
software, and are wasting time and money doing tedious chores by hand
when they need to get automated. So while there ARE some really fantastic
Associate Programs out there that can earn you a sizeable income, you
need to do your homework.
Our own Associates
tell us that there are only a handful of reputable Associate Programs
like ours that offer "the full meal deal"! In fact, the Internet
Marketing Center has been consistently rated as one of the TOP Associate
Programs online by major authorities on the subject, including AssociatePrograms.com…
so it shows that we know what we are talking about.
We work very, very
hard to make our Program the BEST, which is why we have thousands and
thousands of very happy associates! (If you'd like to learn how you can
join our associate program and start profiting from products that are
earning current associates thousands of dollars every month, click
Anyway, if you are
interested in starting your very own Internet business, but want to avoid
developing your own product or service, then joining an Associate Program
may be a great option for you.
Two really good sites
to visit to find high quality Associate Programs that pay excellent referral
In my opinion, if
you want to avoid the heartache and frustration of the scams and frauds
out there, peddling their "Get Rich Quick" Associate Programs,
you should only deal with the Associate Programs which these two sites
rate high or recommend.
Just in case you have
not yet read the "Insider Secrets to Marketing Your Business on
the Internet" course, I wanted to let you know that it contains
an entire section devoted to hot selling product ideas.
And I'm not just talking
about places where you can find ideas… I'm talking about exact ideas that
absolutely anyone can use to start their very own Internet business. (Some
of the ideas are so easy to start, you could be up and running by the
end of next week!)
Anyway, it's a great
resource if you are interested in starting an Internet business, but don't
have a product or service to offer yet. Click
here now if you would like more information.
Author: Corey Rudl who went from $0 to $40 million in online sales in just a few short years. His Internet Marketing Center provides Internet business master course and tools which helped hundreds of small business make significant income by promoting products online.
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