Set Up a WebPage and
by Janis Yu
I deal with many complete novices and
newcomers to the internet who just need
someone to outline in straight- forward
terms how they can start to make money
online. This article will show you five
easy steps anyone can take to set up a
web page and start earning money.
Before you start though, just bear the
following three essential points in mind:
* It IS possible to make money online -
this is not hype, I've done it, so have
countless others with completely varying
levels of ability and experience. You too
can therefore make money online.
* You won't become rich overnight (and
don't believe anyone who tells you
otherwise) - instead give yourself at
least 12 months to start earning money
and find your feet online. It may take a
lot shorter, it may take longer -
persistence is the key to business
* To make money, you need to spend a
little too, albeit wisely. If you're
serious about developing a business
online, then treat it like a proper
business - an offline business would cost
you much, much more.
So, with these points in mind, let's get
on with setting up that web page...
1. Get a Product
Find a product that gives you resell
rights, but isn't sold by absolutely
If possible, find one that gives you the
web page and graphics so you can get up
and running as soon as possible.
Try going to:
Alternatively, a good site offering a
wide selection of software and ebooks you
can resell is at
You just make one modest initial payment
for a lifetime of free access to dozens
of products you can resell.
2. Get a Web Site
Purchase a domain name and some web
hosting - don't use a free host or you'll
immediately discourage the potential
One of the simplest places to 'go and get
a web site' is at http://www.easystreetbiz.com/host4.html
where you can purchase both a domain
name and web site hosting at the same
time and for a good price. (Excellent
affiliate program and instant resell
products too). Best host on the web.
3. Build Your Sales Page
If the product you want to sell did not
come with the web site and graphics to
help you sell it, then you're going to
have to build the sales page yourself.
Now I'm not going to be able to teach you
HTML in the space of a paragraph, but
there are plenty of great resources
online available so go learn! Either that
or make use of a competent friend or
relative, or if you can afford it, hire
the services of a web designer.
The most important part of any sales page
is of course the sales link, without
which you won't sell a thing. The sales
link should link to a secure server page
where visitors can key in their credit
card information and purchase from you.
The more complicated route is to apply
for a merchant account. The simplest
option, and the one I recommend, is to
use ClickBank. You can find out more
information and sign up at
there's just a small upfront fee and you
can be up and running and accepting
payments on your web site within a couple
of days (compared to a few weeks if you
go the merchant account route).
4. Build Your Thank You Page
All you need to include on your thank you
page is the download link to enable
customers to download what they have
purchased, and an email address so they
can contact you if they run into trouble.
If you're with ClickBank, you'll also
need to include another piece of
information - the full process is
detailed at http://clickbanktoolkit.com/selling
5. Get Traffic!
Once your web site is up and running, and
you've tested it to your satisfaction,
you're ready to roll. Now it's time to
attract targeted traffic to your web
site. Other effective traffic-pulling
measures include writing and submitting
articles to ezines and directories, ezine
advertising, running your own ezine or
newsletter, and so on.
Best way is to read this ebook, which
tells you how to build your own opt-in
Measure your sales against the number of
visitors you have received, and this will
tell you your sales conversion ratio. If
1% or more of your visitors are
purchasing, you're doing okay - if it's
any less, you need to re-examine your
sales page (or the keywords you are
targeting) and do some tweaking to
improve this percentage.
This is however a big topic, so do as
much research as you can online.
However, attracting traffic is a skill
and takes some time to develop, so just
learn as much as you can, and be
Finally, once you've got traffic coming
to your site, ask them to subscribe to a
mailing list, and follow up with them -
otherwise you're throwing good traffic
Wishing you all Success!