Creating a profitable online business Idea! This is the very first thing any internet entrepreneur should focus on to successfully make money online.This is the make it or break it factor to be successful online or offline. You may spend a lot of time, effort and money chasing the wrong idea. This step is the most important step. Frankly there is no right or wrong way to brainstorm ideas, there are only best practices, common sense and of course some luck. Below I will present the best practises on how to develop profitable business ideas based on my own experience and the world best entrepreneurs. Now fast forward to the good stuff.Create a profitable online business idea by inventing something newThis is rarest and the hardest of them all. Like Thomas Edison who developed many devices that greatly influenced our lives. From the motion picture camera to the long lasting electric light bulb.If you can picture a certain product or service that would make people lives’ easier, then you are on business.• Tim Ferris Did this. The Author of the world phenomenon “The Four Hour Work Week” Where he preached to live an awesome lifestyle while putting your business on autopilot! He is a master hacker and he managed to outsource his life and his business very cheaply. He has built a huge passionate follow who are ready to help him sell or promote his products and he gives them his mind, body and soul. He gives presents, free info and help as much as he can. His blog went to rank around 6000 most visited website -among millions- in SIX MONTHS!! If you have something special, unique and awesome please do it.Create a profitable online business idea by fulfilling a personal needIf you needs a product or a service, be certain that there are other people who are searching for a solution for that exact same problem.Personally when I was a project manager at one of the biggest engineering firms. I had to self-study every single day and night to be able to compete and sustain my edge at that level and to deliver projects on time, under budget and at the highest quality standards. Self-learning was not easy and taking courses and workshops were both time and money consuming.• My first online business was an E-learning hub for professionals. filled with articles, audio and video training and discussion boards. I added more value by giving them assignments and research work to further solidify the learning experience and make it as practical and as close to real life as possible. I developed it further and created a membership area for different niches like: Project Management Professionals and Marketing professionals… etc. Professionals would post their most urgent questions and problems and collaborate with other on how to solve them. They would share their experience in their current projects pointing positives and well as negatives. And exploring alternative ways and solutions to try at their next project.As you can see I took a simple E-learning portal and turned it into a thriving community filled with passionate professionals who are sharing their ideas, experiences and recommendation. They sat goals and worked hard to achieve them. And we congratulated each other for the completion of our goals.We were such a beautiful little community.Do you have a current need? Write it down. It maybe your next big thing.Create a profitable online business idea by making people lives EASIERWe are in love with the easy way. We go to Google to find a quick answer and we ask a friend for a recommendation.We want the easiest and the shortest route to our goals.If you can develop an idea to make people lives easier! They will love you for that.• Google made our lives easier and now we can find exactly what we need in a blink of an eye. And they are going that extra mile every single day from local search, blog search, Scholar search, image search, movie search, news search and every other kind of search you can think of.• Mint Made our lives easier in terms of managing our personal finances. They develop free and premium software to help people control and manage their budgets more efficiently. They were one of the fastest growing companies in the world and they were featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Money magazine as the best tool to manage your personal finances.• Aweber when CEO and Founder Tom Kulzer was a sales leader for a computer hardware firm in mid 90′s he noticed that leads were falling due to lack of proper follow up from the sales agents. He went on his way and started Aweber the best email marketing solution I have ever used and the number one in the scene right now.Create a profitable online business idea by upgrading a current idea and make it betterNot everyone has the vision to spot a growing trend or a specific need. So it’s easier to develop and upgrade a current business idea and make it better than the original one.• Google did this. When they witnessed that search engines were merely displaying search with no clear standards. They developed a search engine that displays results based on user preferences and history by exploiting cookies. Try to search for any term and make your a friend search for the exact same term with different computer and you would find different results as Google scans your history and browsing behaviour by a very complex Algorithm and displays the most relevant results for you. They grew and became the number one search engine and the number one website on the internet today.• Tumblr did this. When 21 years old David Karp saw the growing interest in Twitter and Blogs. He combined the best of both worlds. Many people loved to share on Twitter but the 140 characters and the limitations were an issue for some. Others wanted a platform to express themselves freely but Blogs were too technical or too serious for them. The young genius made it and established Tumblr where you can share easily like Twitter but with the powerful features that Blogs only have. Tumblr now is the 35 most visited website on the internet today. And the future looks awesome.Create a profitable online business idea by offering unbelievable serviceSometimes we can’t figure out a new business idea or an upgrade to a current business model. Well the best thing to do is to choose a business model you like. Study it and differentiate yourself not by lowering prices -I am totally against this strategy btw- But by offering unbelievably good service.• Zappos Did it. They started by offering great shoes for sales on their website like the hundreds of thousands of other websites. But they took the customer service to limits never seen before. They would occasionally send you flowers or a present or a voucher at your birthday. They may send your products by speed delivery at no additional costs to you and you would be happily surprised. Their customer service would speak with you on the phone as long as you need explaining every detail over and over. Actually there is a documented phone call that lasted for 8 hours! This is how far they took it. The Result? Now they are making over a billion dollar in sales each year! They are the biggest shoes retailer! And their huge customer base do all the promotion and advertising work for them because they were happy and impressed.Create a profitable online business idea by entering a very specific nicheA niche is a group of people sharing a specific interest, hobby or career. You can take a large business idea and break it down to it’s niche components, study each one and build a business around one niche.• LinkedIn Is the largest professional social network in the world. They took the Facebook concept and simplified things. They didn’t need millions of teens, housewives and TV stars. They chose professionals and entrepreneurs and they built a website specifically designed to serve them.• Pat Flynn who is one of my favourite bloggers of all time did this when he first started with his LEED exam training website -It’s a certificate in the Architecture world- He targeted Architectures who want to take the exam and built the best study guides to help them understand the materials and pass the exam. He passed the exam himself first so he knew what does it take to pass it. Result was over 200.000 USD in gross sales in his first year and he is doing much better since then with his awesome SPI blog.You can do this. Analysis the big businesses and break them down. Find what would be an interest for you and build a website around it. As an example I may consider analysing LinkedIn itself and see the small components inside. Well you may start a “young professional social network” or an “Executive level social network” or “project managers social network” Decide first. Brainstorm how can you provide an awesome fulfilling experience for your audience and then build a website to do this and more.Create a profitable online business idea based on your passions and fearsSame concept here. If you are passionate about something. There is a good chance that others are in love with it too. If you are totally scared about something you may research and learn to figure a solution and build a website offering that solution. Or simply a website that offers some sort of support group for whoever suffering from that fear. Trust me it works.Write down your passions, what you love to read about, listen to, or watch. Your dreams maybe? Or maybe your fears! Write them down. Then rewrite them again. Pin them and look at them everyday. Add or delete. I assure you would find something interesting.Example: I love racing games! I may go and build a need for speed fans website offering latest news and game hacks. I may then offer a simple eBook selling my very best tricks to beat the boss in the game! Figure yours it maybe as simple as that.I hate bugs! I completely hate it specially ants. I may build a website and post my latest solutions to get rid of them! Organic solutions maybe! Then present them in an ebook.I love working out! I am a 14 years athlete and I practised everything. I DID start a website based on how to lose weight for the business professionals. I offered straight forward advice for people who can’t afford sever dieting or hours of training. And it worked out NICELY!Create a profitable online business idea by being weird!Yes this is not a typo. Although this is not my thing but some people are flooding their bank account with this• Tucker Max Ps: Please note that his stories are NOT for everyone. They are uncomfortable for many. Please don’t read on his blog if you are easily offended. He is a playa and he wanted to document his adventures in a book. Well every publishing house refused to publish it. He didn’t give up and he built a website and published his stories for free so everyone can sees them. Within few months and with smart marketing his traffic went over the roof This captured the publishers attention and they contacted him offering generous contracts to publish what it seems to be unrealistically popular stories. He did it.• Million Dollar Homepage If you have ever asked me if setting a website and inviting people to give you money just for putting their logo in a homepage! I would say this will never work! Where is the added value? Well I am wrong this home page collected payments to put brands on the home page “to own a piece of the internet”Other ways to create a profitable online business ideaIf your creativity let you down. Here are some other ways to earn an income by starting an online business.• Website flipping: Similar to real estate. You build a website. Add content. Attract visitors and offer it for sale on website like Flippa.• Web hosting reseller: With a fixed monthly fee you can start selling web hosting service. This can be a profitable business model If you can attract lot of traffic. Will cover this in future articles• Review website: Review anything that you are interested in. And offer some Affiliate links. You earn commissions on sales made by your links. Will cover how to be a super affiliate in a future article.• Content writing: If you are a good writer, set up a website and offer your services. You may join Elance or Odesk People are in a constant need for good writersThis is the only article you would need to find about your big idea! There is not right or wrong way. As you saw some unrealistic businesses made money. You will never know unless you try. Please stop reading about how to generate profitable ideas for your internet business and start doing what I have told you above.Just grape a pen and a paper -No laptop please- and go through each method described above from inventing something to upgrading a current business idea to embrace your passions and fears or targeting a very specific niche.Go through each one, brainstorm each one. Write it down. Pin it. Visualise it and you would find your answer. Sooner or later and this is my promise to you.Some people would argue that they need to test the idea profitability before they start. Well some people agree and some disagree. I disagree personally. Simply because if you as a person needed something or facing a problem or a certain fear. Be certain that others feel that same way too.If you are inventing something never done before this testing would do you little good. Ordinary people can’t visualize your idea, so their replies would never give you an accurate answer. Example is when they invented the phone. People never imagined this would be possible and thought their lives are perfect. They invested the mobile phones and now people can’t imagine how they lived without them and now they lives are perfect, now they can talk in the street! They invented the smart phones and now you are connected to your social network, your business and to everything.Idea here is that people can’t imagine things. You educate them to accept the new technology. As long as it makes their lives easier they would be more than happy to listen.I heard that the late Steve Jobs, the legendary founder of Apple, didn’t believe in market research. With his revolutionary ideas that redefined what technology is capable of. People were unable to keep up and give a clear thoughts about it.YOU are the creator, Create and educate.Hope that you enjoyed this articleMohamed Anan
Change is occurring at an unbelievable rate of speed around us and it is an issue trying to keep on top of all of these changes in any given industry and this is especially a concern when it comes to the introduction of new technologies. Think about the telecommunications industry and the way in which there are always so many new services and equipment available.With all of the choices that one has, buyers can find themselves taking a long time to make the right choice. Often, when they have chosen one device or service, they find that not long after doing so there is an even better option open to them. This is also a problem faced by businesses and the business needs to make sure that they do not make the wrong investment decision as this could cost them their entire company. Clearly, it is a more of an issue for those involved in the commercial world.But by using a set of key measures, businesses can choose the telecommunications solution that best fits with their requirements. Firstly, it is very important to identify the parts of a technology solution that you cannot do without. By taking this approach it almost will ensure that your business continues to operate efficiently and effectively.A second measure is to take stock of the functions of the telecommunications solution that would actually drive your business forward. Higher levels of a productive staff and effective processes are required in today’s environment. Examples of things that could help would be workforce management systems and unified communications solutions. There is a lot to choose from, but only pick those that would really help your business.The third measure is to ascertain the period of return on investment for your solution. Service providers should be able to answer this challenging question and calculate it for you. If they say that they cannot, you may want to choose a different partner that can. One must be demanding of service providers and get the best out of them. If they can’t deliver on this then there should be concerns as to whether they can deliver on all of their promises.The final point is to find a solution that will be with you for at least a few years. One does this by understanding how flexible and scalable this solution will be in the future. This is measured by whether it can contract and expand in line with the business and even more importantly, what additional features it will cater for in the future. Look for a solution that works in line with that of other vendors, as this often indicates scalability.The selection of telecommunications solutions that meet your requirements the most effectively does not have to be a difficult experience. Apply the measures discussed above and you should find the perfect solution.
Tracking the stocks you have invested in is important if you want to realize continued success in the stock market. If you effectively track your stocks, you be able to make sound decisions suppose you want to make any investment changes. Several websites are available that can assist you in doing this. Some of these are the NASDAQ website, Yahoo! Finance, and Google Finance. This article focuses on the Google Finance, which provides adequate information for tracking the performance of stocks.After signing up for Google Finance account, on the front page, you will see a chart giving a summary of how the market performed that day. This is a good place you can use for gauging the overall trend of the market. It is worth mentioning that if you have any type of tool that tracks the performance of the market, you may just stop at the front page. This page also has links to articles of some important news for the day.If you scroll down the page, you will find that the performance of various sectors of the stock market is also included. This can assist you in having a quick glance at how your preferred sector performed for the day. For example, if you have bought stocks in the technology sector, you will be able to assess very fast how the sector is performing over time.In any case you want to check the performance of an individual stock, you will type the ticker symbol for the stock or the name of the company in the search bar, and you will be directed to a page containing all the information you need. For instance, if you are looking for information concerning Google, you will type GOOG (stock symbol) in the search bar and you will get all the details you require about that stock.The page of the stock you need information on has a lot of beneficial details. Primarily, the page has information on the stock price and how it was traded that day. You will know whether the value of the stock is either increasing or decreasing. Furthermore, you will also know essential information about the company. For example, you will know its number of shares and the EPS. In summary, this page gives all information about the stock in one place, and this makes it invaluable for tracking the performance of online stocks on the internet.