Getting started as an entrepreneur on the Internet can be an exciting proposition, but putting it all into place and making a living online may be a whole different matter. It took me about two years to replace my offline income, and that was only after I spent thousands of dollars on training programs and courses. I am a former classroom teacher, so I promised myself that I would devote time helping others once I figured it all out. A step by step approach is best, and you can learn more about a program my students are benefitting from to help them get started online.
It turns out you never figure it all out, because things are changing so quickly all the time. But once you have chosen a niche for yourself, you can start making real progress. Set up a WordPress blog, and just start writing about the area you want to specialize in. If you aren’t yet an expert, begin researching your topic and reading as much as you can. You will be able to learn from others to fill in the gaps in your knowledge, and along the way you will begin to have your own methods and techniques that work for you.
Become active on social media sites, but do not linger there. These sites were not even available when I came online in 2005, so I believe it is even easier to get started with your online business now because of them. Let people know who you are and what you do, and then spend less than thirty minutes each day interacting with them.
Finally, create a free report or other free gift to give to your prospects in exchange for their name and email address. This will get you started with building a list, and that will be the foundation of your Internet business.
Helen Raptoplous says
Your advice has always been spot on. Thanks to what you teach and the easy to understand language you use I have really started to see some major progress and I am sure to say I do indeed have an online business!
I think you comments about social media are excellent. It is a new tool that makes doing business online magical and there are some amazing opportunities to meet new and like minded people who can turn out to be very strong advocates for us and for what we do. I think it is really important how you mentioned that we need to be sure not linger on the social media sites. It can take key blocks of time away from your day. Go in with a plan and get out on time!
Thank you Connie!!