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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Starting A Home Based Internet Business



May 31st, 2009 23:22 pm | by Ed |

In today's economy more and more people are trying their hand at making some extra money on the internet. Everything from selling things on eBay to selling "how to" / instructional information from your website. In fact, one of the biggest sellers on the net today is home based business opportunity packages that contain plans, how to's, and so-called "insider secrets" from one or more marketing guru's.. Still, in spite of that, most people end up making a lot of the same kinds of mistakes.

1st Mistake

It's a good idea to avoid rushing into any home-based business program that you don't know much about. Lots of people on the Internet only want to make money by selling you that perfect home based business plan when in a lot of cases they have not even tested their program themselves. If it was that good, why aren't they using it instead of trying to sell it to you?

2nd Mistake

Avoid thinking that you will go from zero to a successful marketer in 30 days or less. while it is possible, it's actually quite rare that somebody achieves that kind of raging success. most people end up with a bad case of information overload and a lot of money spent. You should really plan for the first three to five months not producing much (if any) actual profit.

3rd Mistake

Quitting a program to soon. You shouldn't think that something's wrong with the program because money does not start flooding in. Often it'is a matter of tweaking your approach and testing small changes on your sales pages and advertising campaign.

4th Mistake

Cheating when you start getting desperate and feeling like a failure. For example doing things like exchanging clicks with other AdSense users. Things like that are the fastest way in the world to get banned outright from the whole program permanently because sooner or later (sooner these days) Google WILL catch you at it. Think about it, they're THE experts at tracking clicks and spotting patterns.

5th Mistake

Don't skip the basic stuff. Basic skills may sound (and even be) tedious to learn and make a habit of using but without them you'll soon find yourself needing to get something accomplished and not be able to do so easily because you skipped out on learning the basics of your business model and how it works.

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