Sometimes what people see as the failure of search engine optimization techniques is actually the failure of a business in general. There is something to be said for “doing what you love and the money will come” but if nobody else loves it but you and your wife, it is not going to sell. This means doing a bit of market research,
Developing an Internet business is the same as developing any other type of business. You need a concept that will sell which of course means asking yourself the series of deep penetrating questions and of course doing your homework. It also means giving the people what they want which is basically “a quality product that works at an affordable price.” Yet for some reason most people believe that they most people will go for “a low quality product sold at a high price and that a bit of well applied SEO will take care of any flaws in the business plan. Nothing could be further from the truth!
There are really only three things that you can sell on the Internet.
1) Goods. These are concrete items that you would normally find in a retail store. Selling goods is your most expensive option simply as it might require the leasing of warehouse space.
2) Services. This includes all the services you would normally expect to be sold in the non-virtual world.
3) Information. This is everything that you would find in a newspaper, magazine, periodical or library.
Once you have decided what you want to sell, whether it be goods, services or information or some kind of dual or tripled combination of all three options, you are ready to contemplate the type of business that you want run on the Internet and create an intelligent SEO strategy for marketing it!
Success breeds Success!