There are a lot of IMers who hate the idea of selling a service instead of a product as a business model. It might be because they are caught up in the notion that IM is about getting something for nothing. When you are set on looking for a method of earning money online, though, you should look at whether or not you should be a service provider. There are many benefits in addition to merely making money. One of the benefits is that you will get to meet people from every corner of the globe. You can build a loyal network of business partners and contacts, one that can take you just about anywhere.
When your business model is one of offering services online you need to know that gaining exposure is one of the most important things of all for your success. All businesses must be in permanent lead generation mode for obvious reasons. This shouldn't be a problem because there are lots of ways to gain exposure. A really good way to do this is to include articles in your marketing but not in the way it was done so many years ago.
What you want to do now is become a contributing author on those websites that will actively seek out people who want to post to them and who will give you this byline. The most common thing here is that these sites are of very high quality and have a much larger reach than most other sites.
Really what you're after is to become a guest blogger on the website that best relates to your service. If your business has been around for a while and you have experience, you should be able to join up with the more established blogs relatively easily.
The better blogs are not really interested in someone who is brand new and have a blog that is also brand new. But you are in a different position, and you will naturally come with more credibility than a newbie to online marketing. If you are not familiar with guest blogging, then it is really easy to learn about. It's worth learning about because it can be a great source of incredibly targeted traffic for your website.
You know just how popular video is and nobody thinks it is going to get any less popular any time soon. The simplest way to build a business here is to put together your own one stop shopping website that holds everything that people will need for better video composition and creation. So you'll be helping people with graphics, special effects and everything else. What you get to do is choose the angle that will best help you help other people create videos that are good and actually impact others. This business model works for all sorts of different types of businesses. If you really get into it, you can make your own products and put them alongside the products you're selling as an affiliate for the major video and graphics software producers.
You undoubtedly noticed the mention of both learning new things and building new skills if you don't yet already have them. Don't let this hold you back because none of these particular ideas or skills are really all that hard to learn. All you need to do is get a plan, make your goals, and then apply yourself - you can do all of that.