Steps in starting an online business
Hello and welcome to the Success Club Podcast, my name is Kaz Johnson and I am your host today, this is episode 173 and today I am talking about starting an online business.
I had a lot of feedback and questions from your listeners about session 171 where I talked about starting an online business and it seemed that the general consensus was for me to go deeper on this subject, so after some thought and consideration, I am going to be running 12 series on this event and I am also going to be starting this series on YouTube so that you can see the process as well, so that you can see, do and hear my content.
There are many steps to starting an online business. It starts with coming up with a product or service idea that is in demand, determining if there are enough people willing to buy it before you start creating your website and email list!
Next comes setting up the company’s web presence by designing a professional-looking site, building marketing materials like banners for social media networks and newsletter templates. If you’re selling physical products on Amazon or Ebay then this will be much easier as all of those platforms have built-in payment systems which means no third party credit card processor needed – just set them at their recommended seller fee rates so they can take care of everything from order processing through inventory management while still paying out 100% commission (which we recommend)
So let’s jump straight in to see the steps you need to take to start an online business
- Create an internet business idea
- Determine the demand for your Idea
- Set up a web presence
- Build your website
- Create your email list
- Create your email autoresponder
- Create your landing page
- Create your blog
- Monetise your website
- Create an online course
- Create an ebook to sell
- Market Your Online Business
It may seem like a daunting task to get more clients and customers online. But it doesn’t have to be! As long as you know the basics of SEO, understand how people use social media and create engaging blog posts that are optimized for search engines, there’s no reason why your website should not rank highly in Google searches. And if you do these things right, then there is also every chance that you will bring traffic to your site from social media shares too.
If all this sounds confusing or overwhelming for some reason please let me know below – I’m always happy to provide free advice on best practices for getting more visitors.
That’s it for this week, tell me in the comments if you are thinking of starting an online business, what do you need help with?
This podcast is sponsored by the Online Business Academy, an online membership program that will help you plan, build and grow a successful business online with monthly master classes, quick wins, a weekly coaching session, as well as a whole host of resources too!
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