Do What Makes You Happy!
I have a lot of people come to me when they first start this business asking me when they will get their first sale, when are they going to start making the money that they want to make, or how do I make a lot of money, or they even ask me why after buying traffic did no one buy from them.
Let me break this all down for you.
I have done a few businesses over the years and most of them did not make me happy (if they did I would still be doing them).
One of them was a network marketing company. Their vision is great, their product is amazing but it had me doing business in a way that I was not comfortable with. That is when I found online marketing.
I started learning all about this whole other world with my computer that I never even knew existed! I started learning about online marketing, affiliate marketing and I soon discovered all these people making thousands of dollars a day!
This way of doing business really resonated with me and I knew that if other people could do it then so could I!
Enjoy the Process
In this post I want to share with you what it will take to build a business that generates multiple six figures and hopefully you will enjoy the process in doing so!
Most people coming into this business want to get rich quick. (Understandable and a normal feeling to have!) BUT this is not a get rich quick business and it will not be easy. It will be a lot of hard consistent work. The rewards will defiantly be worth it if you keep your mind focused and work daily.
7 Steps to Creating a Successful Online Business
Step 1: Create a Blog for your Business
Do you need a blog to do this business? No, but to build a relationship with people so that they can get to know you and trust you you do! A blog is a perfect way to do so.
Blogs are an easy way to gain free traffic while building a faithful audience. Provide great content, teach others what they are looking to learn and show that you are passionate about what you do and you will have people buying from you without even having to ask for the sale.
People can get to know what kind of person you are through what you write about, how to interact online and the things that you teach. And if you are incorporating video marketing into your blogs then that is even more personal and interactive.
A lot of people can relate to me because they know that everything I am doing is for my children and to give them a better life and that is the very reason that they too are building theirs. Thy resonate with me therefore feeling closer to me.
You WANT to be building this relationship with your customers.
People do not like being sold to but if they see that someone cares about them, cares about helping them with their business trust sets in and the money will flow to you from the value that you add each day to peoples lives.
Step 2: Give People What They Want
So you have your blog set up, now what?
Well you need to give your customers what they want! Figure out your niche and what that contains. What do these people want to learn? What are they struggling with? What are their needs and desires?
When I first started with blogging, I had no clue what to write about but then my mentor taught me to work smarter and not harder. That meant that I needed to start reverse engineering other successful people.
What does that mean?
Well you need to find a few people in your niche and go through their content. What are they teaching? What value are they providing to others?
By doing so I was able to find out what their readers liked, what they didn’t like what was valuable content and I was able to plan around all that.
Once you know what people want you can then head over to Goggle Keyword Tool and look for keywords to rank for in Google.
It takes all the guesswork out of what you need to be writing about. Again it’s about working smarter NOT harder
When your blogging info helps others to identify and resonate with you then you become the authority figure and you do not look like some slime ball trying to pitch over and over what you want to sell to them.
From your blogging info alone (IF IT IS VALUBLE) most people will be sold on working with you anyways.
So go out and figure out what the market wants and give it to them. Do not over think it; do not get nervous or fearful. All that time spent thinking like that could have been better served in writing great content for your audience and making money.
Step 3: Collect Their Email Address
This business depends on email marketing and the most reliable traffic source that you will ever have is your email list.
When you build an email list of targeted subscribers interested in what you are selling then you are able to send them wherever you want them to go.
This business can be pretty unreliable in the sense that Google, Facebook or wherever you are getting your traffic from can change their rules and ruin your business over night. BUT nothing can ever take your email list away. If you have a list you will never go broke.
Everyday focus on collecting peoples emails and getting them on your list. From your blog you can do this in a couple different ways. You must first use optin squeeze pages and you can place that where you like on the page. I have a couple on my page. (look up, to the side and at the end of this post) You can also use banners. Make sure that it is visible and states what the page is and why they would want to optin.
Most people will not buy from you the very first time they see your offer but if you have their email then you are able to email them each day providing more value and allowing them to resonate with you and form trust which will lead to a sale down the road.
Step 4: Treat Them Like Your Best Friend
Most people in this business look at people as money, or a credit card and someone that has to give them their money. And that is the reason why most people fail in this business because they will never understand that this is NOT what this is all about.
If you want to do well in this business then you need to treat others like gold.
I have been on a few people email lists in the past and they are all about the sale and not just over one product. They are selling a new product every single day!!! They have no want to help others and are only out there for the money. “Who can I sell to today before they get annoyed with me and unsubscribe from my list”. It’s just not a cool way to do business at all!
Luckily for me I found a mentor right away in this business that taught me the right way to do business. I am proud to say that I have been very ethical in my emails and in a valued approach to this business.
I feel great everyday in knowing that if someone does not resonate with me it is not because I was being annoying or trying to get their money it is just because our energy to one another did not match. I am not for everyone just like you are not for everyone. We all resonate differently with others and that is ok.
Your income will reflect how you do business so make sure to do it with integrity. Think about how you want to be treated, think about what you would want to learn, and what problems do you struggle with? Benefit by helping others.
Treat your subscribers well and they will treat you well in return.
Step 5: Learn Different Traffic Sources
Lead generation is going to be the life or death of your business. Do not rely solely on Google to send you traffic. Once you start making money or if you have the money right now, start buying traffic to generate more leads to get them on your list.
No matter how well you treat your customers not all of them will buy from you. Some are freebie seekers that will never buy and others will just not even open one single email of yours. But all of that is ok because there are people who WILL buy but you need to be constantly adding fresh leads to your ever-growing email list.
If you are on a budget and cannot afford to spend money on traffic then you can start with free YouTube marketing, blogging and forum marketing.
If you have the money to spend on paid traffic then spend it on Facebook paid ads, Twitter paid ads, Solo Ads or PPC Goggle Ad Words.
These are all good sources and one is not better then the other, it will be up to you to decide which route to go. Take one traffic source and master it before going to the next one. Learn to be adaptable so that if something happens to one traffic source, you will be ready for the next one.
Step 5: Reinvest Your Money into a Mentor and Training
Time is money and you will never get your time back. There is no sense in sitting their frustrated and pissed off because you have no clue what to do and have no idea how to figure something out. It is always best to hire a coach or enter into a business that supplies a business coach for you. I would sooner pay someone then sit there miserable because I cannot figure something out.
If you do not have the money to hire a coach then figure out a way that you can afford it!
An important idea to note is that successful people know whom the best investment for their business is. It is themselves. Never cheap out on yourself for you are who is going to make this business work and only you will depend on how well it does.
Never make excuses when it comes to you and your business for you cannot afford to make these excuses.
Step 7: Enjoy the Process
I used to cry out of frustration and anger when I started this business. I was very much in debt and thought only of myself and how I was going to get through this. At one point I even stopped working for 2 weeks because I was very depressed. My faith in this business got me moving again.
I learned that I can either sit there stressed and trying to figure out what to do next or I can trust in the process of what is to come by putting in the work in and not second guessing everything.
Promise your self that you will go out there and be successful. The negativity needs to take a back seat because it has no room in wherever you are going. You need to take the notion that someone else has instilled into you telling you that you will get rich in 30 days in this business with doing very little work I’m sorry but ….. That is just bullshit and will never happen!!!!
This business takes work but you need to enjoy the process and trust in the process. Make a mental note to learn soothing daily and apply it and then teach it to others.
Do not EVER compare yourself to others. Some get this business right away, others it take s a little longer. Just stay on track, stay focused and motivated and you WILL get to where you are aiming to go.
So set the best attitude for yourself and go out there and learn and have fun while you do!
You can ignore all that I have said here and stay in the same place that you are today 3 months from now or you can take what I have said and start applying it today.
Take the notion out of your head that this is a get rich quick secret. Here’s a secret: THERE IS NO SECRET TO GETTING RICH QUICK!!!
Keep your efforts consistent and allow yourself to stay happy when doing so.
No matter what you do, learn the basics before moving on to the others tactics. If you take on to much at once you will become frustrated and angry and most likely resentful. (and that is when people quit)
Be passionate about helping others and you will always do well. Make others the main focus and not yourself. You will not be able to please everyone but have pride in knowing that you will help a lot.
I hope that this has helped you. Any questions or comments please leave below or add me on Facebook and send me a message!
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