Selling Online For Newbies





Selling online for newbies can be a daunting venture. For a person just starting out selling online, the most important thing you can do is to decide on a viable market.

You have to do your keyword research and make sure there are people out there looking to solve a problem or have a challenge that your product or service can be the solution to.

Selling Online For Newbies: Testing the Water Through Trial and Error

Selling online for newbie’s is a “trial and error” type of process. Many newbie’s come online and invest a lot of time and money trying to sell a product or service that there’s no real demand for. Before you go that route, make sure you do your due diligence and find a market where there’s good demand. You can do that by doing your keyword research; using your Google keyword tool to look at search demand for certain keywords in the niche you choose to enter into.

Once you’ve done your keyword research and you’ve seen what the demand is, you then want to do your competitive analysis to see how much competition is in the market.

You’ll also want to see if you can compete in the market or how long it would take you to become a top competitor in that market.

You shouldn’t be afraid of competition because it shows you that there’s money being made in that particular market.

If there were no money being made there wouldn’t be any competition. So the fact that there are people already in the market and people are making money shows you there’s opportunity in that niche. Selling online for newbies should present itself as challenging if you're in a good niche

If it’s a highly competitive market, you have to decide how you’re going to enter into that niche. You want to position your product or service so you can stand out from the competition. You want to try and niche your market down.

Niche Your Market by Focusing On One Product

If you’re selling a particular type of product such as a skin care product, you may want to sell organic skin care products, and you may want to niche it down further selling organic skin care products to people over 40. This way you narrow down the competition you’d be facing.

The mistake that many newbie’s make is trying to come up with an idea for what they think their market would want. Make sure you do your research and ask the market.

When you decide on a niche, how they want the product delivered, what kind of price range they’re looking for, or whether they want it to be a downloadable product. If you’re selling information products or if they’d prefer a hard copy of the product be prepared to offer it too them.

Don’t come up with your own ideas as to how they’d want the product. Make sure you listen carefully to what they’re telling you and then you can decide what they’d actually want. You’ll have a better chance at effective conversion doing this.

So make sure you move slowly. Don’t be in a hurry and don’t rush the process because it is just that, a process. As long as you’re making some progress everyday doing one small thing, you’ll eventually get there.

There are a lot of people selling marketing strategies and ideas, products for getting marketing on the Internet, so you really have to take your time and be careful not to fall for all of the hype.

Make sure that whomever you choose as a mentor will definitely be able to get you from point A-Z. You have affiliate marketing you could investigate, drop shipping and info marketing.

Finally ….

Selling online for newbies requires a lot of perseverance. For a newbie I would suggest starting with a wordpress blog. You can go to wordpress.org and get a template for free. That way you can get started on the least amount of money as possible and once you see the product or the service you’re selling is going to be successful, if you’d like you can step up and try another platform.

We use a Yahoo store for our e-commerce platform. We also have a couple of word press blogs. In the beginning it’s very important to understand something about search engine optimization and keyword research. Keywords are very important on the Internet because you use them for just about every aspect of your marketing phase.

Finally, don’t try to start more than one website when you’re starting out. That’s a mistake that happens when it comes to selling online for newbies. A lot of people make in trying to have 2, 4 or even 10 websites. It’s impossible with all of things you have to do to promote just 1 website. After you’ve marketed and promoted one website, after 6 months to a year, you can start looking at the possibility of starting another website. But don’t try to put yourself in overload trying to do too much in the beginning.

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