So You Want To Start Your Own Online Business?
Congratulations, It Is A Very Smart Move! But Be Prepared For All The Ups And Downs Of Starting, And Growing Your Online Business. Here Is What I Have Learned Over The Past 7 Years!
There is a learning curve involved with everything that you do. Running an online business is no exception! You will have to learn all aspects of internet marketing to drive the most traffic and sales to your online business, from seo, forum marketing, social marketing, ppc, blogging, video marketing, and everything in between.
Traffic equals money online:) The more traffic you send to your online business the more money you will make.
The more you learn the more you earn. Keep educating yourself on all aspects of internet marketing your online business will only grow stronger and stronger as you get better and better.
Create quality unique content that actually helps people. Quality content is way more likely to be shared around the Internet and drive tons of free traffic to your website, or blog.
Running an online business is residual income at it’s best. Where else can you make money 24 hours a day 7 days a week even while you sleep? I bet you can’t do that with your 9 to 5 day job:)
Starting an email list was the best thing I ever did for my online business. Marketers do not say the money is in the list for the hell of it!
Be prepared for a lot of hard work, and late nights to accomplish your goals. This is especially true in the startup phases of a new online business. Once your Internet business gets more established you can work a little less.
If you hear people saying “why don’t you get a real job”? Just laugh and say why don’t you? Never let anyone try to deter you from reaching your dreams:) They are probably just to scared to reach for theirs. March on soldier and complete your mission by creating yourself a profitable online business that you can be proud of for the long run!
Read a good motivational book, business related book, or anything related to internet marketing that sharpens your business skills at least once a month.
Write a daily to – do list so you do not get distracted by the million and one things that are going on online. You will get a lot more done, a lot quicker, without wasting your precious time!
If you are giving away free content to build your email list make sure that your content is top notch. Make people remember you for a long, long, time!
Build a good relationship with your email list and you will make a lot more money.
The more value that you provide the more money people are willing to pay you for what is in your head!
Do not believe everything you read online! Trial @ error is a very powerful learning experience. Prove it to yourself if that particular tactic works or does not. Pretend your Jamie from the mythbusters:)
Do not burn any bridges if possible. You never know when you may need to cross that bridge. If you burned it down you will be S.O.L.
Learn all you can about generating traffic to your online business for your business to thrive. A good website traffic course can be a very worthwhile investment.
Do not be afraid to invest money into your online business if you feel there is a good chance you will make a nice return on your investment. Sometimes it takes money to make money:)
Do not be afraid to outsource some of your workload when you can afford it on sites such as Elance and Fiverr to free up more of your valuable time, if you think it will make your business more profitable.
If it sounds too good to be true it probably is a scam stay away!
If you are an affiliate marketer only promote high quality affiliate products to keep your reputation in tact, and your refund rates to a bare minimum!
Always learn to work smarter and not harder!
If you run a blog update your blog at least once a week to keep Google, and your blog visitors happy campers:)
Building a website, or blog for your business is an asset!
Sometimes you will have to do boring things that you do not particularly enjoy, for the benefit of your dreams, and your business. Suck it up sailor:)
Be prepared for the good times and the bad times and just hope the good times far outweigh the bad times.
If you want something bad enough the only thing holding you back from achieving your dreams is you!
Good luck, I Would Love For You To Add To My List Below In The Comments Section:)
To Your Online Success, Jay:)