Everyone has at least once thought about having their own business online. If you’re reading this you must have asked yourself that very same question, like I did how people really make money online. I mean really make a living at it, and have free time to spend with their family. Let me introduce myself my name is Tony, I’m just like you I had a burning desire to make money online. I have been in the corporate world for over 20 years doing different job. Some of those jobs I really loved and others not so much. But it has always bothered me that someone in another state or for that matter another country can change my life, and my family’s economic situation with a click of a mouse on a spread sheet. Now don’t get me wrong there are a lot of awesome places to work great companies. But we have to face it, things have changed.

Most companies don’t have the loyalty to workers like the use too. So if that’s the case you must have a plan B just in case things go south and you find yourself stuck. This is my driving force, to find out HOW DID THEY MAKE MONEY ONLINE?

I’m here to tell you it can be done! I have done it and continue to do it. And I would like to share this with you. If you follow my blog I will show you where to get answers on the burning question of how. There is one word you will really need to remember that is vital to success. Can you guess what that is? It’s automation. Yep, that’s right automation. Now you must be wondering what does automation got to do with a online business and generating an income? Well the one word answer is everything, as a new Ceo of your online company you can’t do it all yourself.

There are some awesome tools out there that can do the heavy lifting for you. But make no mistake you still have to put in the dedication and the willingness to go on when others tell you it can’t be done. These tools give you the time you need to run your business, take your family to the beach or take a nap during the day or whatever.
Don’t trade time for money. Be in control of your business instead of your business controlling you. OK I’m off my soap box let’s get to the good stuff.

So here’s are some action points to consider when you start a business online

Find out what successful people are doing. Wait… how do I do that?
There are many sites that can help you, to see what works and what doesn’t
Here are two sites you can’t pass up. The have vital information to get you on the right track.

1. Buzzsumo.com

This sight gives you insight on what’s really working meaning viral content. There is a paid version but you can sign up and use it for a short time for free. This gives you viral ideas. The really awesome thing about this sight is you can search by keyword on any topic on almost any social media platform you can think of. So If your passionate about a topic you can search and find out what went viral in the last 24hrs ago to the past year.

2. Buzzfeed.com

This sight does the same thing but it’s free. I feel Buzzsumo is more targeted that
Buzzfeed but try both of them. The only thing you have to loose is time. So spend some time on research instead of falling asleep in front of TV again. (I’ve done that, believe me it’s not pretty)

We have to remember that there are many parts that need to be set up before you can have an effective business online and just like any other business you have to put the time in the effort and dedication to make it work remember the hardest part is setting up the template. After that’s done you wash and repeat the process all over again.

3. This is a technique not an actual website, but it will come in handy doing your research. First think of a topic you would like to go into. You can go to the Google keyword tool to get ideas. If you not sure what the Google Keyword tool is click the video to get an explanation of features.

Then put in the keyword that best describes the topic you would like to build your business around into the Google Keyword Tool. For example if you’re really into car engines you would enter that keyword and see if there is a high search volume. Pick one of those keywords from the tool and then go to Google’s main page. Enter the keyword and add the word forum after it and begin you’re search. In this example in the search field you would see a list of car engines forums.

You with me so far? Good, Google will come back with forum searches in your topic.
So why are we doing this anyway. You will find people who are just as passionate about you keyword (in this case car engines) just like you are. No you can join the forum ask questions and get quality research in real time.

When you do the research you will be able to implement you business plain effectively. And you have a better chance for success.