Create an Income Online on Auto-Drive
One of the best benefits of running an online business is the fact that you can set it up to produce income for you on auto-drive. Whether you are promoting your own product, an affiliate product, or using any other online business model, automating it is an easy and wise thing to do. Here are a few tips to help you earn money whether you are working or not.
The model I like to use best is through promoting my own information product. This advice will work though with affiliate products as well. The first thing that you need to do is set up an autoresponder. This is a service that will allow you to capture your visitors name and email address in exchange for worthy information. When they sign up, the autoresponder will automatically go to work sending that person a series of emails that you wrote.
The emails that you load into your autoresponder should offer advice, tips, solutions, or help that your visitors would want to learn. Make these well written with plenty of great information, then at the bottom of your emails you can leave a link to your product page or affiliate. You should also load up a few sales emails, but not too many.
Once you have your emails all written up, the next thing that you need to do is setup your website. When setting it up, you want to make sure that your opt-in box is above the fold. This means that the visitor shouldn’t have to scroll down the page to see that you are offering free advice if they sign up. You also want to make sure that your website is optimized for the search engines with respect to your main keywords.
When the website is set up, you are all ready to start getting traffic so you can get people enrolled in your email course. Use all of the different back link and promotional techniques that work best for you to start getting some traffic. Over time and when your website moves up the rankings you will start seeing some free targeted traffic every day.
At that point, and no matter what you do, the traffic will continue to come in. Congratulations, you now have set up an automated income stream! The emails do the selling for you, so all that you have to do is make sure that the traffic continues to come in. I would test a few different templates and positions of opt-in boxes to really optimize your opt-in rate. You can also add or tweak your emails as well to increase your sales ratio.