5 Steps To A Successful Online Business in 2021
OK, Here Are The 5 Steps To A Successful Online Business in 2021
Step 1: Be clear on what you truly want
Get clarity on your online business and financial goals. As simple as this may sound, many people underestimate how important this is, and overlook this consciously or subconsciously.
Yet, without having a specific, clear goal, you’ve got little to nothing to work towards. It’s like being lost with no GPS or a compass. Therefore you need a target!
Here are some ways to get clarity on your online business and financial goals:
- Write down exactly what your financial goal is and set your online business goal around that. Be specific on what you’re trying to achieve financially.
- Write down WHY you want to reach these online business and financial goals. Be honest and explore the emotions behind this.
- Use pictures or images to help you visualize the lifestyle you’re looking to achieve with your online business.
- Once you get clarity on your business and financial goals, learn what you need to do to achieve them, then get started and commit.
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You see, such clarity requires different parts of your brain, as well as the fundamental construct of the mind, and if we’re being sincere, heart of hearts too. It’s this level of clarity that rewires your brain to do what it needs to do to get you where you need to get.
Essentially, though getting a dose of motivation does help, refined clarity is more important because this is what will keep you driven towards the achievement of your goals. This is what will keep your drive alive to thrive!
Step 2: Make sure it’s a legit online business
Make sure the online business you venture in is legit. In case you haven’t noticed, secular work and businesses are gradually transitioning online, some even rapidly. And although the pandemic has certainly affected this, it’s not the only reason why this is happening. We are advancing technologically!
However, whether you’re looking to move your business online, are completely new and starting an online business from scratch, or have not succeeded much online before, you need to be careful with scams. Sadly, there a lot of those out there.
Therefore, make sure that the online business you venture into is genuine. Not to mention, you definitely want to avoid get rich quick and pyramid schemes.
Step 3: Learn how to build an online business the right way
Once you’ve figured out the online business you want to build, you need to make sure you learn how to run your online business successfully. There are training courses you can take online that teach you how to do this correctly.
Granted, some courses are expensive, yet there are some cheaper and even free courses you can take. You do get what you pay for though!
You also want to make sure that the online business guide you get is legit. Sadly, there are some mediocre, outdated and even scam courses on this subject. Therefore, you want to play it safe when it comes to online business courses too.
Some legit and great courses I’ve found so far are the 12 Minute Affiliate, the Super Affiliate System, and this Perpetual Income Algorithm. They center more in the affiliate marketing business model which I’ll talk about in the next step, yet they’re helpful in other online businesses too.
Step 4: Get your products and or services ready
Of course, you need products and or services to sell. If you don’t already have products or services of your own, you’re going to have to either create them or invest in them with a good profit margin in mind. Yet, here’s another option you might like a little more.
If you don’t want to have any products or services of your own, you can find companies that have affiliate programs. Some companies allow you to promote their products or services for a cut on their profit. This is basically what Affiliate Marketing is.
For example, Amazon and some airline companies have affiliate programs you can work with. They’re affiliate programs are generally found at the bottom of their page, where you can click through and sign up for.
Yet some things to consider when creating, investing in or finding products and services to promote are identifying what your target market is and doing some market research. In fact, here’s a book that teaches you how to find profitable products.
Step 5: Get the right tools for your online business
Finally, you want to make sure you use the right tools for your online business. To begin with, some tools you’ll need are a domain name, web hosting service, and a site builder.
And that’s just to barely get started! Yet don’t worry, I’m not going to leave you hanging with that general piece of information. Here’s a detailed list of all the main tools you’ll need to build a successful online business, and here it is:
- Domain name: First you need a domain name, which is basically your Internet address. You know, the name within one of those www dot your domain name dot com links, also known as a URL. URL stands for ‘Uniform Resource Locator’ by the way. You can get a domain name at websites like GoDaddy.
- Website: Of course you’ll need a site builder tool to build your very own website. I personally recommend you build one with WordPress because the tools they provide you to build a website are more professional than most other sources.
- Web Hosting: You also need web hosting, which is bascially like a space your rent online for your website. It’s the service that publishes your website on the World Wide Web. One of the web host providers I like is GoDaddy, although WP Engine is considered to be the world’s #1 managed WordPress hosting platform.
- Landing Page: If you’re not able to build a website or don’t want to deal with the hassle of building one, you can always just get a landing page. A landing page is basically a page you can rent from another website which provides simple tools for you to set up a page a lot easier. Landing pages are important because it’s the front page that your potential consumers land on to begin their journey on becoming your loyal customers. I recommend GetResponse for this one, because you can create your landing page easily there and they also have other tools that are essential for your online business.
- SEO: SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. To put it simply, SEO is knowing how to organize your words within your website so that you can appear high on the list of results in search engines such as Google, and therefore get traffic from people’s searches. There’s actually more to it such as keywords and backlinks, so check out this all in one SEO tool suite which simplifies all of this and helps you outrank your competition to generate a lot more traffic. Now, SEO is organic and free, but it does take time to set up and master. It’s also extremely worth it in the end! By the way, you can also optimize videos like YouTube videos, so that your videos appear in the front of people’s searches. If you have videos you want to optimize, watch this video to learn how you can rank on page 1 and get instant targeted visitors.
- Email Marketing: If you want more than just one time customers then you’re going to need email marketing. In fact, this is critical for growing and maintaining loyal customers! Email marketing is a system you can set up where you ask for people’s emails to provide them with more relevant, exclusive and real value. I want to emphasize REAL value, because you have to be genuine if you want this to work. Actually, remember GetResponse which I mentioned earlier in ‘Landing Page’, well this is also the best source I’ve found so far for setting up your email marketing. There’s a mess of techniques and a whole science when it comes to email marketing, yet this GetResponse video will show you how easy they’ve made it.
- Paid Traffic: If you are able to, paying for advertisements is one of the best ways to drive traffic to your online business. There are different types of ads you can use, such as Google ads, Facebook ads and YouTube ads. Though there are claims that one type of ad works better than another, you may have to test and see which one works best in generating traffic for you. On that note, this FREE book Traffic Secrets reveals the secrets on how to get tons of traffic to any website or funnel.
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