Having a solid home based business marketing plan or strategy is a major key to your success. Without a well laid out plan, you can rest assured you will end up anywhere except where you “thought” you would land!
If we’ve read it once or heard it twice over its, “find a mentor (teacher) and duplicate their success”. Sounds simple enough but finding the “right” individual to learn from can become a challenge in itself. In order to create a home based business marketing map or guideline, you must first know your desired outcome. Along with that, know who your target audience is to be and tailor your home based business marketing plan to “fit” their needs. A good home based business marketing plan offers a solution to whatever the need or challenge is to your prospect.
I would say the most common first question is “where do I start”? Good question! The answer(s) may be many but if you start by looking at your preferred outcome or end result and work backwards, it may help in solving your first dilemma. For example, if you’re choosing to build an Internet business, it makes sense to “start” on the Internet. Where to jump in and how to begin is usually the initial stumbling block for home based business marketers.
It stands to reason at some point (usually early on) you’re going to need a website. So START by creating a website (or webpage), even if it’s a simple “free” site from myspace.com, yahoo or any of the other thousands of options available to you. Along with a website you will want an email to use for corresponding with others, whom you wish to connect with in your business venture.
Many home based opportunities and/or network marketing companies offer a turnkey or self-replicating website, along with an email address and many other marketing tools upon joining their program. Many of these home based business marketing tools will consist of auto responding messages, banner ads and more, all ready to use right at your finger tips. Most will contain a guideline on how to use the tools and get the best use from the pre-designed company approved material.
Home based business marketing can be done on a shoestring budget or can become an expensive ordeal! Again, it greatly depends upon who is your teacher or from what credible source you are patterning your efforts. For example, you may read or hear that running a solo ad is a great way to develop traffic to your site and get more people interested in your business. Determining “where” or with “whom” to run your solo ad becomes the key choice! A mentor can tell you how they did it or better yet, how NOT to do it!! Saving you time and money with a particular home based business idea.
Keep in mind that home based business marketing is kind of like flying a jumbo jet from New York to London. The pilot knows the desired outcome and makes the necessary adjustments along the way to achieve his predetermined goal. He pays close attention to his instruments (gauges) and “listens” to his superiors on the ground, that give him specific instructions that enable him to fly the plane more accurately and on time. Home based business marketing is similar in that, you must be prepared to may adjustments to your marketing efforts along the way and pay close attention to your gauges (such as, monitoring your clicks or hits), which may tell you to alter your course one way or another. All while “listening” to your mentoring source to help you “fly” your home based business marketing venture more accurately and arrive at your goal as planned.