Setting up a home based business with several income streams can be quite intimidating at first. But, after a short learning curve, it’s fairly simple.
What is a residual income stream? A residual income stream is nothing more than a downline you have created that duplicates your business and/or business tools that provides you a monthly recurring income. This is the essence of network marketing. On the other hand, if you are simply providing or selling a product to the masses this would be considered internet marketing. A lot of opportunities provide both internet and network marketing within the same system.
The easiest way to setup your residual income business is as an affiliate. An affiliate is simply selling someone else’s product and earning a commission. I have outlined the simple steps below.
Step 1. Join some type of network marketing business as an affiliate. The very first step to creating your residual income business is to join some existing online network marketing business. Back in the pre-internet era, you would have the typical hotel conference room meetings where you would join and bring others to join and grow your business. Times have changed. These days there are countless online network marketing programs you can become involved with. Before you get involved, make sure you do your homework and the program you choose is appealing to you and your comfortable with the team, staff and people you will be working with.
Within almost every network marketing program there are monthly fees that you have to pay. This is how the recurring residual income is created and is perpetual. You pay your monthly fee, of which your upline gets a commission, bonus, etc. What I look for in a network marketing company includes who are the founders (owners), pay plan, how long in business, business plan, product, investment, support and training. The income stream can vary within the program as most programs have various upgrades with higher monthly fees.
Step 2. Setup your autoresponder. In order to get your message out to the masses, you need an autoresponder. Some network marketing programs come with built-in autoresponders and turn-key websites to make it easier for the newcomer. If your program does not have a built-in autoresponder there are several great autoresponder companies to choose from (aweber, constant contact, mailchimp, getresponse, gvo, etc.).
When setting up your autoresponder please watch all the video tutorials provided. It is important to personalize your pre-written messages that go out to potential recruits as you grow your business. Some of the better network marketing companies will provide pre-written messages for you to grow your business.
Another income stream here is the monthly fee associated with the autoresponder account. These fees can range anywhere from $15 monthly to $450 and up monthly depending on the size of your list. Your list is simply the number of prospects that have opted in to your opportunity. Your autoresponder then provides follow-up messages to that list (statistics say most opportunity seekers look at an offer 7 times before joining).
Step 3. Traffic & Advertising. In order to grow your business you need traffic. There is paid traffic and free traffic. A lot of the paid traffic sources also have an income stream your earn residual income from. As others join you and your business, they will copy your program and you will earn recurring monthly income as well. The income streams for traffic and advertising can vary depending on the newcomer. If they want to grow fast, generally the will have more paid traffic.
Simply following these 3 steps can setup your residual income business fairly quickly. As your continue to promote, your business will continue to grow and your residual income will grow as well.