Getting Started With IPC

The Independent Profit Center, or IPC, has been helping real people make real money online since 2008. The decision to let IPC help you is the first step towards building your very own online fortune.

Many people seem to think that all it takes to make moneyonline is to join a program and advertise a bit. Unfortunately there is a little more to it than that. Fortunately for you, however, joining IPC will provide you with all the tools you need to create a great income, without leaving the comfort of your own home.

The catch, of course, is that you actually need to use the tools provided, and put in a little time and effort, before you will see your income growing. The good news is that the IPC system is so easy to use that 98% of the work has already been done for you. Here we are going to go through the first few steps to getting you on your way to your IPC income.

Payment
The IPC program requires two payments, one of which goes to your direct sponsor and one which goes towards administration fees. Your sponsors payment is $200, and the admin payment $50. It is important to put these amounts into perspective before starting out.

Building a business, any business, requires an input of cash and time. Without the addition of these two forms of universal energy, your business will go nowhere. Generally, when working online, the amount of one needed is determined by the amount of the other being used. So, the more money you put into your business, the less time is required on your part, and the less cash injected, the more time you will need to put in to see the same results.

The IPC payments of $250, one-time only, is an extremely small start up investment for a business that will potentially make you many thousands of dollars. The tools that you receive, however, will make the time that you spend on your business much more productive, meaning that you will save significantly in the time department, too.

Once you have joined IPC, click on the two payment buttons, one at a time, and complete the payments for the program, using your preferred payment method. This is the most important investment that you will make in your future.

Your Website Options
Once you have made payment, you will have access to the members area of the IPC website. To start, click on the button that says ‘Setting Up’ on the top of the page towards the left. This page provides a step by step outline of what you need to do to set up your business.

The first thing needed on this page is to decide if you will be using your own domain name, or a replicated website provided by IPC. Your page will look the same, either way, but there are some definite advantages to using your own domain name.

If you already have a domain name, or are familiar with setting one up, go ahead and choose this option. For those that are just starting out in internet marketing, or are unsure about the domain name setup process, using a replicated site is just fine to begin with. As your knowledge and experience grows, you can move to a dedicated domain name later on.

One thing to remember however, is that if you decide to use a replicated site, it is a good idea to use a shortening service like bitly.com to cloak your link. Using bitly will also provide you with up to date statistics on the number of visitors to your site.

Setting Up your Payment Options
Once you have your website set up, you will need to provide a way for people to pay you. This can be a major headache for many new internet businesses, but the IPC system provides for a simple setup.

You will need to be a member of at least one of the payment options listed in the ‘Update Profile’ page. You will find this at the top of the navigation bar on the left of the page. Open this page and you will see a number of payment options listed towards the bottom of the page under ‘Your Payment Button Settings’.

All of these processors are reliable and reputable. It is a good idea to offer as many different forms of payment as possible. That way, you are ensuring that your customers will have the best chance of being able to pay you easily. Join as many of the payment processors as you choose.

Once you have decided which processors you are going to use, update your profile page by filling in your ID for each one you are a member of. That’s it. That is the entire payment setup process.

I told you it was simple.

Autoresponders
Although the use of autoresponders is not required by the IPC program, an autoresponder is an essential part of any internet business. IPC has made setting up and using an autoresponder easier than it has ever been. All of the follow up message have been written for you, and it is just a matter of setting up your list and importing the campaign.

The only real decision you have at this stage is whether to pay to setup an Aweber account, or to use the free option of GetResponse. Aweber is the industry standard, and it is definitely worth the $20 per month after your initial trial period.

If you are short of funds or don’t want to invest any more money just yet, however, GetResponse is just fine when you are starting out.

Promoting Your Business
Once you are set up and ready to go, you are all set to enter the next phase of your business – promoting. This is the single most important element to turning your IPC website into a successful money earner.

Fortunately, IPC has again done most of the work for you. You will need to learn a lot about promoting and marketing as you progress in your IPC career. That is the core of your business, after all. But to start out, IPC provides you with professionally produced campaigns that are fully tested to ensure the best possible response.

Use the promotional material and advice provided in the ‘Promoting IPC’ page as a foundation for your own internet marketing activities. Don’t let the number of promotional options intimidate you. Using all of the methods outlined will virtually guarantee success, but employing just a few to start with will get you started and learning by experience.

From there you can build on your skills while you are building your income. Don’t forget to contact your sponsor for help if you need it. They can be a valuable source of information and support and, if they are serious about their own business, they should be there to assist you in any way they can.

In the end, like any business, the IPC program will go nowhere if you do not input the raw materials required. Consistency and persistence, along with a little time and money, are the most important ingredients to your success. Stay focussed and do not quit in times of doubt, and you will be well on your way to your own internet fortune.