of Starting An Online Business?
Something has been
plaguing me these past few months. Todd and I have been learning
so much about growing our business, internet marketing, generating
sales and more important, trust with our customers. We have been
attending seminars – in person, over the web and on the phone. We have put into practice many of the business tips
that we have learned and have tripled our business income in just 3
months. I am not writing this to boast, but rather I say it with
utter amazement. The marketing tips we have put into practice
have cost us little or no money and have produced incredible returns.
And what has been plaguing me is this… so many people would love
to do what we are doing (work from home, spend more time with family,
enjoy greater ministry involvement, etc.) and I just can’t keep this information to
myself. I want to share it with you.
Now, not everyone
wants to have their own business. But many, many people do.
And I’m not here to convince you to start your own business.
It takes time and hard work to start a business, but if done
right, this very business that you have poured your heart into
will pay you back with passive residual income and more free time
to pursue the people you love.
That’s right, a
home business can free you up to pursue ministry – the Lord’s calling
on your life.
Will every online
business succeed? No, certainly not, but with the tools that are
available to you now, you can follow in the footsteps of successful
entrepreneurs who have gone before you, learn from their mistakes and
successes. This will give you a much better chance for success.
There is a lot of worldly advice out there on starting your own online
business, but not a lot of training from a Christian perspective.
There are also a lot of scams out there to steer you wrong. Well, we
considered putting together our own course on how to start your online
business on the right foot, until we heard that it has already been
done for you.
"How to Start Your Own Business...For Families and Teens!" Workshop on DVD
has just been made
available this month and we want you to be some of the first to be
able to glean this wonderful information and incorporate it into your
brand new family business. Give your teenager or yourself a headstart
Here are some of the
features of this product, along with some of the benefits you will
gain upon completion:
1. It is a very unique product. I am
unaware of any other video course that teaches families how to start
their own business from a biblical perspective.
2. The author of this video has had his own businesses for the last 20
years. He did not just read some books on business and decide to make
a video about what he had just read. Consequently, the video has many,
many practical examples and business "war stories".
3. The last hour of the video is devoted to teaching families to
profit from the internet. This gives families a portable business they
can take anywhere in the world with little capital investment and huge
4. Students who follow the instructions in this course will come away
with at least 15 potential business ideas and a working business plan
and marketing plan for at least one of those business ideas.
Learn from this DVD
course and then tell us what you think. We will be starting our
own newsletter based on business tips we have learned and put into
practice. If you would like to get weekly tips for starting and
running your own family business, subscribe to the Knowledge Quest,
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KQ BUSINESS TIPS
We look forward to
sharing our knowledge with you. We are truly just one small
step ahead. You could be just a few weeks away from profiting from
your own online business. We’ll be sharing with you how to choose a
product, set up a website, write a sales letter, market your product(s)
online, start joint ventures, get affiliate commissions, set up your
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Here is Tip #1.
Brainstorm for potential products you could sell. You do not have to be creative and come up with
your own product. You can just find someone else’s great product and
help them sell it. This can be done a couple of different ways
(which we will talk about in the upcoming weeks).
First of all, identify a subject that you find fascinating (if you
can’t generate enthusiasm for your product then it is not a good
product for you to sell). Let’s say that you love old fashioned box
camera photography. Next, you need to find out if anyone else is
interested in this subject. You would start by searching on
Overture’s Keyword Selector Tool at
for photography and then run down the list for a heading that matches
the specialty that you are interested in. This tool tells you how
many people searched using these keywords last month. This is an
powerful and useful tool! Imagine, you can know ahead of time how
many people are interested in your potential product or subject.
Here is a real
live example. We sell historical outline maps. I plug “outline maps”
into the Keyword Selector Tool and I find out that 7,040 people
searched for “outline maps” last month. That is a large enough
audience to target. When I search for “historical maps” I find out
that 11,149 people searched for this last month. This is actually too
general of a term for us, however, because our maps are a specific
type of historical map.
In the upcoming
weeks, I will tell you what to do with some of this information that
you find out. For now, your homework is to find subjects that
interest you that a niche market is also interested in. Aim for
keywords that show that at least 5,000 people are interested in your
topic, but probably not much more than 20,000 or your topic is too
broad and your competition too fierce. Be sure to direct your
energies toward non-mainstream words. Golf, for example, is a
mainstream word (half a million people searched with the word “golf”
last month), but “golf shoes” is not (only 20,000 searches). You
would be interested in the number of searches made for golf shoes, not
just golf – too broad.
Next week, we
will learn how to match your interests up with a great product or
two. You do not have to create this product yourself. You can joint
venture with another company or sell another company’s product through
affiliate marketing or a standard wholesale agreement. We’ll provide
links for how to locate these products, walk you through setting up a
website (storefront) and dialog about how to drive traffic (potential
newsletter topics will include proven techniques tested by those that
have gone before you. You will learn how to develop a great
product line, find a niche market, write an e-book, market your
products online, set up affiliate marketing, write winning sales copy,
develop a customer base, write newsletters and more.
Scroll up to subscribe to the Knowledge Quest, Inc. business tips newsletter.
If starting an
online business sounds like something you are interested in, then
start to take some steps now. Set some goals and decide on a business
structure. (We’ll talk more about corporations, LLCs and
sole-proprietorships in the weeks ahead) This is not a get rich quick
scheme, but e-commerce is a wave that is still building out at sea.
Get on now and you’ll be able to ride it in. The internet is where
more and more customers are shopping and it is a great home business
opportunity. I will not make you any pie-in-the-sky promises, but I
can show you the path that we are walking. Our internet business is
becoming our main income source and it is nice for both Mom and Dad to
be able to work from home. Starting a business is not something
you can do for free, but internet businesses have less overhead,
do not usually require staff, can be based out of your home and travel
with you. Initial start-up funds can be quite small. Keep
track of your expenses in starting your business - they are deductible
(including the DVD course we are recommending to you.)
Sign up above for the KQ Business Tips newsletter for weekly tips for
starting your own home based internet business, and purchase the
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Wishing you the best
of success and more time for family and ministry,
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Terri Johnson is the creator of Knowledge Quest maps and timelines.
Her mission for the company is to help make the teaching and learning
of history and geography enjoyable for both teacher and students. She
has created and published over 15 map and timeline products. Her
Blackline Maps of World History have been widely recommended in
the education community and published in The Story of the World
history series by Susan Wise Bauer. Terri and Knowledge Quest
recently won the “Excellence in Education” award granted by The Old
Schoolhouse magazine for best geography company of 2003 and 2004.
Terri resides in Gresham, Oregon with her husband Todd and their four
children whom she teaches at home.