4 Quick Ways to Make Money Selling Online

Champion Assistants services for online salesI have often been asked: “What is the quickest way to make money selling online?”

This is such a hard question to answer because it depends on each person’s ability, financial back up and knowledge.  What I can do here is list some of the ways that do make money fairly quickly once it is up and running.   What a solopreneur would need to do is look at how long it would take them to get a particular business opportunity making money.

INTERNET MARKETING

  • Selling products online from your own blog site or website
  • Selling affiliate products (other people’s products for commission)
  • Promoting a service that you are going to run, like a consultancy business

With products you may choose to buy them or make your own.  There are so many choices in this field.  It is important to choose something that you like doing so that you can keep your motivation up because as a solopreneur you are it.  You have to keep yourself motivated.

SELLING ON EBAY

Some people selling on Ebay are making thousands of dollars a week.  There is a system that works and it would probably be a good idea to buy into that or research how these people are doing so well when others are making nothing.

PROVIDE WRITING SERVICES

Many people write for a living.  With the popularity of the internet there are thousands, if not millions of people who do not have either the ability or time to write for the internet, but really need to.  Very good money can be made from writing for the internet if you make it a full-time job.  There are writing sites like Elance, Guru and others where a writer can earn money.

SELL PHOTOS ONLINE TO PHOTO WEBSITES

Because of the growth in promoting online, site owners are always looking for Public Domain Photos.  What you do here is take photos and upload them to the photo sites and they pay you a commission on each photo that is downloaded by a buyer on the site.  This is quite a good way to get passive income coming in because once it is set up you can just leave it there.  For example, a site that uses these photos is http://www.isistockphoto.com

Know Your Product’s Value

Just like every person is special, so too are the products/services you sell. Take a minute and consider that value. How are your products going to help, change, or enhance your customers’ lives? This is the information your prospects want and need in order to go from window shoppers to customers. Your prospects likely didn’t come visit your site to read a manual on what the product does. They want a clear, concise description that conveys how that product will help them. You need to address the question in their minds: Why do I need it?

Effectively describing your productss value will draw interested individuals to you. Three things that must be in the description are:

1. What is the product? Is it a DVD on sales practices or a video game for young adults?

2. Who will benefit from this product? If you’re marketing a video game, then knowing the content will tell you the audience it will benefit. Young Adults, Elementary school children, Teens…

3. What does it do? What about this product will help, change, or enhance your target customers’ lives?

Descriptions are usually only a few sentences in length because people rarely take more than 30 seconds to decide to buy. Because of that, keep the following in mind: the product name should tell what the product is. Use descriptive words, numbers, and pictures to help convey your message. Keep your product summary short, but have more information available if and when the customer is interested. Some customers never read more than the little sales blurb before buying. Always tell what the product will help, change or enhance in your customers’ lives.

Write Effective Sales Copy

Sales copy, for those unfamiliar with the term, is structured text that entices people to buy. Though the most common form of sales copy is advertising, that is not the only form it can take. Articles, blogs and websites use sales copy as well as other mediums. You don’t need to hire a fancy marketing firm to write your sales copy. Just follow some basic principles and use your creativity.

Know the product: What is it? How much does it cost? Where can they buy it?

Know the target audience: How old are they? How will this product affect them?

If readers do not see the value in your product in the first few sentences, they will move on. In that short space you must convey everything above, using words everyone can understand. Always be sure to include where the product is available and why they need your product.

If the sales copy you want to create happens to be a full page in length, it is still important to convey what the product or service is and why they need it, but you do have a little more time to get to the price and place of purchase. Do not be fooled, you still have to grab your audience in the first few sentences.

There are many tricks to grabbing the attention of your audience. Some people like to use stories, while others like reverse psychology. However you choose to capture their attention, be honest and forthcoming. Learn what you can about your audience and their triggers. What pulls them to buy? Study the sales copy of your competitors and see what might be working for them. Use keywords that make your audience desire your product or service.

Sales Strategies That Really Do Work!

Selling is not rocket science. In fact, if you know the basic principles behind why we buy, sales can be the simplest part of doing business. I know, you are staring at this article going, yeah right! But it’s true. No matter what culture we come from, what country we live in, or how old we are at some point in almost every day we will buy something. If you understand the reasons behind each sale, than increasing those sales becomes child’s play.

One of the basic fundamentals to remember, when thinking of human nature in relation to sales, is that everyone loves a deal. The reason we like deals varies from person to person. So what can you do to make people feel they are getting a deal? There are several paths you can take to reach this goal.

Short Term Availability – When something is only available for a short period of time there is usually a reason. If you let your customers know the reason they are more inclined to buy during that short window of availability rather than miss out on the product or the special price.

Have A Sale – Again, the time thing works in, but here they also feel like they are getting a deal. A bargain if you will. Would you rather pay full price for a book or get it at half off? Here again, describing the sale is a sure way to entice buyers. If something, especially something online, is marked down but doesn’t give a reason our first thought is that the product has a fault.

Quantity Customer Discounts/Rewards – Making someone feel special is a good way to make them return and when they do let them know you appreciate it by giving them a deal. A customer who returns and gets the same or better treatment is more likely to tell their friends, colleagues, or peers about it, which will in turn bring more potential sales your way!

Free Samples – The idea of giving something away for free is hard to swallow for some people, but it is a good way to draw in those unsure customers. When you give something for nothing it should represent your company and your products. This item will give potential customers a chance to try out your company and see if they truly want to do business with you or not. If they like what they get, they come back for the rest. But don’t go overboard with this item. Whether it’s a gift bag or an article on sales tactics, freebies are meant to give a glimpse of the possibilities your products hold.

Up Sell – When it comes time to checkout make sure to mention products that your customer may have missed that complement what they have in their cart. If they are buying shampoo, suggest a conditioner along the same lines. Whatever your products are, there are bound to be complementary products in your stock room.

There are so many possibilities when it comes to sales tactics, but the number one thing to keep in mind is that your customers are human. They are not numbers to be added or subtracted. Treating everyone with a personal touch will make them feel special and they will have the desire to come back and bring others.

Best,

Kristi