Most people I know are entrepreneurs, and they know starting an online business is fun, but it is hard. An online business must be taken seriously when you have too and have a good time when you can. If you are serious about starting an online business take these tips from entrepreneurs that I know.
Start building your audience BEFORE your business is ready. It takes the time to build trust with an audience who wants to buy from you, and it’s always better to launch to an audience that’s ready to buy, rather than starting and then building an audience. Doesn’t everyone want to have sales on Day 1?!?
Focus on Trust, not Numbers. Many entrepreneurs try to concentrate on the number of followers. We (Julie and Samantha) created two full-time incomes with less than 2,000 followers on Instagram – and it was our only marketing platform! Ten people who trust you and love what you do can become your sales force, and keep you flush with business in a way that 10,000 uninterested followers never can.
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Connect with others! Part of building your business and building your personal brand is building relationships and knowledge sharing (i.e. Networking). Through these connections, you have the opportunity to gain from their experience and share your own. These relationships often lead to discoveries that a single person alone might not ever find. Making more connections means winning more advocates and extending your reach.
This is a must! And is the first step before you even start trying to build a network to extend your reach… CREATE A BUSINESS PLAN. Write out your primary goals for your business for the next year and then the specific actionable steps that you are going to take to achieve them.
Knowing your target audience will help you in narrowing down your goals*
Start right away and learn while you’re doing it. That much better than trying to learn everything to get it to be perfect from the outset.
We each have a unique path to walk in this life, and there is a reason that yours is unfolding the way that it is. Embrace your journey and look for the lessons. Believe in perfect timing and know that what’s for you will not pass you.
It’s all about persevering and letting your passion drive you. When you have passion, you cannot fail. The world just cannot reject anyone or anything that comes from a place of love. Stay focused on what you love, keep going, and trust that those who are meant to get your message will.