Monday, November 19, 2007

What You Will Need To Start An Online Business

Everyone is looking to start an online business . In order to start an online business you will need certain tools to be successful. Without these tools your business is as good as dead. Many times I see many business owners trying to build their online business with the wrong tools. There is a story about a man who wanted to become a lumberjack. We will call him Bob. Bob knew nothing about cutting down trees, all he knew was that you could make a lot of money cutting down trees. So he went out to forest and he took a spoon with him. Day after day Bob tried cutting down trees with his spoon, it never worked. Finally he gave up and decided that cutting down trees did not work. Now you maybe thinking Bob must of not been the sharpest tool in the shed but many people are making the same mistake as Bob. Many people online are trying to cut down trees with spoons. If Bob would of had the right tools, things would of gone differently for him. The same goes for the people trying to start an online business .

Ok the main thing you will need is a website. A website is a must. I honestly do not believe you will succeed if you do not have a website. Next you will need to build a mailing list with an auto responder. A mailing list is very important. Your auto responder will save you tons of time and put your business on autopilot. All an auto responder does is send out automatic emails to members of your mailing list. If you do not have an auto responder you will have to send out emails to each member of your mailing list. Imagine if you had a list of just 100 people and you had to mail each one individually. These three things are must if you wish to succeed online.

What You Will Need To Start An Online Business was written by Eric Fields. To find out about other tools you will need visit Copyright 2007 Eric Fields This article may be reprinted provided no part thereof is edited in any way and this resource box is included.

A couple things you should also know are, be sure to add a form on your website where users can sign up for your mailing list and be sure the form links directly to your auto responder so you do not have to manually send out emails. Once you have these three tools down you will be well on your way. Remember these tools are a must when you start an online business .

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