Want to start and online business but don’t know WHERE to start?
Many people understand that there are many opportunities and benefits for starting an online business: the potential for generating passive income, flexible work conditions, low start-up costs. But most people don’t get on to it for one reason: they don’t know where to start.
The reality is that there are so many options available for building an online business that it can easily become overwhelming. It is a classic case of having too many options to choose from. But that is a key strength to the prospects of building online businesses.
Where to start: The One Thing
The point is to start with one objective. Find your distinct voice and purpose.
That doesn’t mean that you need to have it all worked out before moving on to taking the next step. Just commit to following your unique journey for building a business that aligns with what inspires you.
You have no doubt heard it said many times:
If you learn to do what you love then you’ll never work another day in your life.
It is now more possible to do that than ever possible before through the power of building an online business.
So if you start out building an online business through first committing to monetise what personal passions, interests, and skills you have then the next step is to work out what method of online marketing is best suited to promoting your skillset/passion to customers.
Where to start: Consider options
Affiliate Marketing –
Affiliate Marketing is all about promoting someone else’s product/service. BUT the truth is that we all benefit from the exchange of goods and services across the global economy. The benefit of affiliate marketing is that you can start to grow an online income through promoting products/services that align with your own purpose and passion without having to build up your own product or service from scratch.
If your passion is geared towards either creating a product or selling a product that you are passionate about then e-commerce could be a great means of building an online income.
E-mail marketing –
This can be a great method for sharing your awareness of a particular service or product. E-mail marketing can be used in tandem with Affiliate marketing. It’s basic focus is to build up a list of followers / subscribers. With the use of that list of supporters it is possible to promote your product/service. The key to doing this effectively comes in first providing clear value to your clients. And with the diversity of interests that are serviced on the internet you can easily find a niche that aligns with your passion/s.
Gary Vaynerchuk wrote in his book NOW simply because (as I’ve said before) tomorrow never comes and the only time we get to take action on fulfilling our goals is right now in the present moment.
Evenso, a possibly more helpful response to the concern above is to recommend connecting with an online business training community. When you get to connect with a training community the greatest value comes learning from others while in the process of learning by doing. Being able to bounce ideas off mentors and peers lets you better understand what options for building an online business are better suited to your personal strengths.
It is a common concern in with online business management, even more specifically with online marketing, that it is often a solitary and lonely operation – even for some of the most successful online marketers. Being connected with a community of like-minded online entrepreneurs is a great way to stay connected. It can make an online entrepreneurs journey less solitary. It also opens up lots of new opportunities to network and discover new approaches to online business growth.
Don’t know where to start? – Get back to basics
So if you have ever been stuck in taking your first step in building an online business because you don’t know where to start, remember the following:
- Start with just one thing in mind – what is your PURPOSE
- Consider your options – what platform suits your desired market audience
- Get connected with a supportive online business community
Are you ready to take control of your life? Building your own online marketing business is a great way to do that.
Getting trained in developing my own online marketing business has empowered me to embrace the shifting chaos of the world economy right now and set up multiple income streams. Click through on the link below to get access to my Mentor’s FREE Online Marketing Workshop series.