I've made a LOT of mistakes. It is part of what made me a success today. That doesn't mean that you should suffer the same mistakes, especially if they are common mistakes that can be avoided. Granted, you will still make mistakes. However, why suffer basic mistakes if you don't need too? Wouldn't you want to speed things up, even if it only saved you a few months?
The first phase of building a business online is exactly that – building.
Most people spend time building their websites. Part of that building involves adding content.
Content is not just writing – it's
- and more.
How about…. Install a comment feed; it allows people to discuss your blog topics. It builds a community on your site. Static websites, websites that don't change, serve their purpose, but supplementing it with a blog that is updated regularly with good content is the best way to start getting visitors to your site.
First mistake – Spending too much time building. The money is in the promotion. Stop tweaking your website's color schemes or your website title. That doesn't mean that you shouldn't be building your blog with excellent content, but spend a fair amount of time promoting it and driving traffic to it.
Second mistake – Not promoting your website or blog. There are many ways to promote a website. Some of the ways I use are
- social media
- content websites
- article directories
- pay per click.
For example, I use Facebook to post links to blog post and articles that I have done. I use YouTube to post videos and then I have a link from the videos to my blog post. I can use Squidoo or Hubpages to post articles that I have done, and I also use article directories. These are outside of SEO and Google and they can send me a lot of traffic. This is all part of promotion.
Moral of the story is that you don't have to have the perfect blog in order to succeed. The polished, glossy websites you see are the results of large teams of experienced people, all working together under an established mission statement with set rules and guidelines.
You are you, by “yourself”. You have an advantage over large, faceless corporations. You are small and fast, and you can move quickly when it comes to trends and changes in the online business landscape. There are plenty of bloggers out there who have large followings of raving fans. They don't have teams of people working under them – they simply have a decent computer, an internet connection and the ability to churn out content that grabs the hearts and minds of the masses.
Many people succeed online. It takes hard work and dedication. And they MAKE IT WORK.
The beauty of being online is there is virtually no competition. You can form partnerships with other bloggers, form joint ventures and you both benefit. It doesn't take away from either of you. The old way of thinking that if you build a business you are competing with other businesses and taking business from them virtually does not exist online. This is because there is so much business online, that there is plenty to go around for everyone.
One way to avoid mistakes is to USE systems and learning from sources that PROVE to work in the industry.
Check out this video (BUTTON BELOW) as an example of pushing your traffic to tools. This is where I send my guests as an exposure to what I build as my primary business.
10 Video On Marketing And A Profitable Business Online
Video 1 – Start Marketing Any Time
No matter how “NEW” you are or what you THINK you Don't Know… it doesn't matter. The most important task now is to START. Start Marketing Today (Click Here)
Video 2 – Discovering Your “Why”
“Why” are your looking to start an online business? What is the reason for working? What Drives You? (Click Here)
Video 3 – Into The Future About 10 Years
Look at where you want to be in the Future, Your Goals. Are you moving towards it today? If not what's stopping you? (Click Here)
Video 4 – Does Working From Home Really Work?
Are you the type of person who can stay “on task” when at home or do you need to be Micromanaged? (Click Here)
Video 5 – How Making Money Works Online
So do you just send a link and you get paid? NOPE…. Learn how it really works online. (Click Here)
Are you in business to just “sell stuff” or are you actually there to be a solutions provider? Big Difference (Click Here)
Video 7 – Internet Marketing Systems That Work
So what is working currently and how you should setup your system. (Click Here)
Video 8 – Visual Explaining – The System I Use
Visual breakdown of how I run my system that work 24/7 So I don't have to. (Click Here)
Video 9 – Mistakes Made In Online Businesses
Learn how to avoid the bigger mistakes I've personally made that cost me thousands in profits (Click Here)
Video 10 – Trends, Masterminds, and Mentoring
Where to take your current success and go to the “Next Level” through Masterminds (Click Here)