Did you hope that your website was going to make you extremely successful?
Did you have visions of having to turn people away due to overwhelming demand?
Did those dreams not come true?
Too many small businesses, don't learn about internet marketing, so they put a website with just a few pages and it reads like an advertisement. There is nothing in it for the customer.
And as I meet small business owners, their only goal of their website is to get people into the door of their brick and mortar business, this is where you as a business owner are missing opportunities.
When people search the internet, they are looking for information, not a sales pitch.
The real power of the internet is that your business can now do business anytime. Day. Night. Weekends. Holidays.
Passive income, is income that you earn that you without active participation. If you have retail products that you already sell, you can offer them for sale on your website, so people can buy even when you are sleeping. If you do not already have retail products you sell, you can sell other people's products or create products for your customers that can be delivered online.
Passive income is not as simple as putting “stuff” up for sale on your website, you need to create value for your customers. As a business owner, you have already developed a relationship with your customers to get them to become, and stay your customers, now you just need to learn how to apply those same principles to your online activities.
Do you ever send your customers to a website to purchase products, if that website has an affiliate program you could be making money with every sale. And making a commission on each sale for recommending a product you were already recommending, is a win-win-win. All the parties have a positive outcome, and it is authentic.
These commissions may add up to substantial income or they may only ever generate $100 a month, but even $100 a month is $1,200 in a year.
This is just one method of earning money through your website and there are many others. Each business is unique, so your passive income plan needs to be specific to your business, not just your industry.
Take a moment and write down 10 products or services your regularly recommend to your customers. Now, can you see how easy it may be to increase your online income.
Your website needs to be better too. You will need to build a proper information based website that will attract your customers and, hopefully many others, to get to know like and trust you, so they will want to buy from you.
Your website is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and doesn't have to be paid by the hour.
Now put it to work for you.