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7 things you can do to gradually grow your business online
In today's world, there are a ton of copy cats selling the same thing. You can go on Facebook and see many different people selling SEO services, design services, blogging services, content writing services, the list goes on. Building up a business is never the easiest thing to do, but you can definitely cut out your own part of the profits if you gradually grow it.
I know that most of what I've said isn't mind boggling since you've likely seen dozens of the same SEO services, Design services and so on. The freedom we have to develop online businesses is what I fell in love with. I can do what I want, when I want it and have happy clients along the way. As you're reading this, I'm watching my little girl play with her shopkins in the middle of the living room and my passive income streams are generating some cash for me as well as all of my clients that I have signed up with me for SEO and Design services. I fell in love with the freedom of this business, but by no means is it an easy road to be successful. I've had to log in thousands of hours each year to get to where I'm at now, and I'm not even close to done lol. Why am I telling you this? Because you need to know it's a long journey and you may get discouraged down the road when you hit some walls. You'll need to grow everything gradually and not expect overnight riches.
If your goal is to work from home full time or just to make a full time income online, read through these 7 things that will help you build your online business.
Don't Copy Everyone Else
A customer will purchase from you because they know you, trust you and simply like you. They don't work with strangers and will try to avoid them at all costs, so you need to get known. If you are basically a clone of your competition, you will get overlooked pretty quickly and your sales will suffer. Don't get me wrong, I've modeled my websites after a few competitors, but I've never copied them. If your competition is doing something right, copy their strategy but be yourself at the same time. Build your business so people can see your own voice coming through.
Understand who your audience is (it's not everyone)
If you have a product that is good for everyone, you don't know what you're doing. You'll need to get specific with your targeting in order to have the best ROI on everything you do. You need to get specific when targeting your audience. The more specific you can get with your target audience, the easier it will be to do your marketing, which will turn into a better ROI that will help grow you business at a quicker rate. You won't waste much money if you get very specific, because everyone seeing your ads will already be interested in what you are writing about or selling.
Keep everything you do as simple as possible
You will need to keep your websites design as clean and simple as possible. We all know that WordPress have thousands of plugins that you can use for free, but it doesn't mean you need to use them. You need to work on how people navigate through your website, the easier it is for them, the better it will be for you in the long run. Keep everything as simple as possible, if your customers have a problem, figure out how you can solve it and explain it in as little words as possible. Think of this as creating a foundation for your business, you can always expand on it at a later date.
Don't solely rely on social media traffic
Social media traffic is great if you can get enough of it, but you should never rely on it, or any other traffic source. You will need to diversify your traffic streams just in case one of them ends up going dry. If you are relying on social media traffic, and your accounts end up getting banned, you will be in a bad position because you'll have to rely on your savings to build up a new traffic stream while paying yourself during the build up.
Remember what is important and focus on it
You need to focus on what is important at the time. If you're building up your website, you don't need to focus on off page SEO at the moment because your website isn't finished. Sure, your website will never technically be finished because you'll be adding pages to it for as long as it's alive, but you need it at a certain point before you go live for customers.
There is a vast amount of information out there, so don't get sidetracked on a new venture or method in order to make side cash. Focus on your current business model and make it as big as you can before you start to look somewhere else for more profits.
Charge people what you're worth
I've told many bloggers and freelancers that they should help people for free, but this doesn't mean you should be doing the work for free. You can give them tips and information on how to do something on their own, but you should never be working for free. If you're one of the best in the field, you need to charge clients like you are, not undercutting yourself because you want to get more clients at a lower price. If you're one of the top 10 in your industry, you can play around with your pricing and make it similar to the rest. Your profits won't get hurt at all if you're in the middle of the price range or even the most expensive, as long as you have great customer support you will see clients signing up with you and not someone a few dollars cheaper.
Always be striving to achieve your goals
You need to have small goals and big goals. The smaller goals will be like stepping stones to achieve your big goals, but they are necessary to keep you motivated and pushing forward. You need to build your business one client at a time, and this could be a slow process so stick with it and be the best you can be. Patience is the name of the game, and you will need it if you want to be the best in your industry. Depending on your niche, you could get 10 clients a day or 1 client a month, each is different but each has different price points as well.
You need to be patient when you're gradually building a business from the ground up. You won't be rich overnight, so don't get discouraged if you aren't making $1,000 a day as soon as you go live. Use the 7 things I mentioned above and strive to be the best you possibly can be. If you can keep focused, and keep working, you will see success sooner than your competition or at least have enough success to keep you from needing a 9 to 5 desk job
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