General tips for growing your home based business
60 Day Challenge using the Online Marketing Classroom Coaching and Tuition
Happy Sunday everyone,
We are now almost halfway, 28 days to be precise, into the 60 Day Challenge using the Online Marketing Classroom coaching and tuition.
If this is your first view of the diary of Mind Your Own Business I recommend you go back over the earlier emails in this series to follow the progress thus far.
You can see the latest progress here: https://gamingedge.co
So what have we done in week 4?
Well, from the outside looking in, you won’t see very much (if any) change to the site or the Facebook page, that’s because we have set up the customer support portal, created an image for our Facebook ad using free image design software recommended by the Online Marketing Classroom course presenters.
In addition we have searched and identified the best suppliers for our product niche and created the sales channels to our store!
The store and Facebook pages are live now and our next steps is to start to drive traffic to the store.
Now all that might sound complicated if you’ve never built a store before, but I can assure you the Online Marketing Classroom coaching is excellent and very easy to follow.
Next week is week 5 of the 60 Day Challenge course, we are going to start to set up and run ads and learn how to process the sales and to scale up as the volume of sales increases.
Remember if you want to learn more about the product support I’ve subscribed to, then click on the links below to watch a free webinar, alternatively visit the product home page for an overview of the programme itself.
Fee webinar here: http://bit.ly/myobwbnar
Home Page here: http://bit.ly/1kmyob
For passiveschool: http://bit.ly/mbtcoach
eStore Shopify affiliate link: http://bit.ly/myobshop
If you’re working to a tight budget but would still like to get some coaching to get you started, I have partnered with a very successful online entrepreneur to provide an entry level coaching course, you can take a look here…
Until next time, thanks for reading.
How to find your niche that will keep you motivated?
In the good old days, actually not that long ago, but even a year’s a long time in the online world you know.
Anyway, the gooroos used to recommend that you should build your business, whether that’s online or a traditional brick-and-mortar business, around your passion. ‘Follow your passion’ they’d say..
Which is great, if you have a passion for public speaking, or sales and marketing, or social media, or online gaming – all these ‘passions’ have a massive following – millions of people are interested in these subjects and if you have a great passion for them, you can find a niche within a niche for yourself.
If you’d like to skip reading and want to know how you can start, click here. But if I were you, try to read along. 🙂
But what if you like something more quirky, maybe ‘trainspotting’ for example.
Now I am not for one minute knocking people who have a passion for the subject.
However, if you were thinking of starting a business with transporting as a niche, you would very likely go broke and lose a lot of time, energy and motivation.
You might be passionate to drive forward with your transporting business, but there is such a small market of interested people that it’s impossible to sell to them and create a sustainable long lasting business, even online.
So, I suggest you can follow your passion when researching your niche business, but make sure you do the right research before you decide to embark on that niche.
There are a few simple steps you can do to complete the research needed to see whether the niche has longevity.
Check my next article for that piece of information.
If you would like some coaching to get you started, I have partnered with a very successful online entrepreneur to provide an entry-level coaching course, you can take a look here…
8 occupations that will still be here in 20 years
Hey, don’t despair, I probably made a few of you cry in to your beer (or wine) the last time we talked about the future occupations – or rather those that won’t be around much longer.
So I thought I’d (try) and inspire you with 8 careers that will be around for along time…
#1 – Lawyers, who’d have guessed it, even with the progress of machine learning, until such time as the justice system decides humans can’t be relied upon to judge their peers. We will still need lawyers to argue the case in a court of law in front of human judges and twelve good wo(men).
#2 – Specialist physicians and surgeons, it’s a long way off before humankind will hand over physical intrusive operations on humans me thinks.
#3 – Registered nurses – yep, again AI is a long way off being able to have a good bedside manner (then again – have you met my doctor?), no robots won’t be watching over you – just yet.
#4 – Systems / App developers – almost any IT related careers will be safe for a few decades yet.
#5 – Creative careers – almost anything ‘arty’ will be a great career in the future, thespians and painters, performers will always be needed to entertain. Let’s face it who want to watch movies with CGI and AI generated characters and scenes… oh hold on erm……
#6 – Dentists – I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to let a machine loose on my teeth and gums thank you very much.
#7 – Marketeers – yippee, we’re safe (for now) as people’s tastes and interests change there’ll be demand for more and more information or products that match those trends, we’re here for the long haul people.
#8 – Hackers – I don’t mean those blackhat / dark web characters, no there’s already a growing demand for ethical hackers in the modern world. This won’t go away any day soon – count on it.
There you are, so you can sleep soundly at night knowing at least there’s still a need for some people to work. But you should seriously consider how you can future proof yourself, your financial independence and security in the future. Don’t rely on this job or any future job, create multiple income streams.
If you’re serious about starting an online business and want an entry-level coaching course, I’ve partnered with one of the most successful internet millionaires there is, go here and take a look here.
Catch you later….
Shiny Object Syndrome? Here’s The SOS Cure
It’s Tuesday, nearly the weekend! Not really, but let’s say its Friday. Guess what, when you are financially free and independent from a job, everyday will be like a Friday…
Anyway I digress,
Last time we chatted (well I chatted you read) I talked about Shiny Object Syndrome and the symptoms of it. I promised I’d help you fight the SOS ‘addiction’ so here it is….
DON’T BUY the SHINY OBJECT!
Ha ha, gotcha! Wait wait, that’s just me kidding around (well almost) as always with me there’s always a follow through / follow-up line.
DON’T BUY the SHINY OBJECT see if you can find it’s older brother / sister, it may even be free!
What the heck do you mean Peter? Some of you will be thinking (I don’t know what you others are thinking though).
Let me explain, so if you don’t recall the symptoms and stages of SOS go back to my previous newsletter and have a quick read, I can wait (well virtually in the cloud I can……)
Okay, back? Good.
This is what you do…. so the shiny object is called what? Let’s say it’s ‘Silver Bullet Widget SEO’ (You watch that’ll be a product on JVZoo in 90 days…)
By the way, if you want to be mentored on how to create and launch a product to market in 90 days – get in contact with me!
Right, so you know it’s SEO right (duh – yea!)
Now go watch their sales video and read the sales page, if there’s a demo video of the product watch that too.
While you’re watching look for the features and big problem that the product is solving.
When you have your list you do the following…
Go and search for those features and problems online. So use the the features as part of the search term along with SEO, look for the problem, but in the form of a question.. ‘how can I <problem>’…
‘Why can’t I <problem>’, or, ‘best ways to stop / solve <problem>’ or ‘system to <problem> for SEO’
The results you’ll get back will likely include the product (it better do as the product is the silver bullet SEO !!! LOL ), but also in those search results will be some golden nuggets.
Chances are you may well find a free older version of the one you were about to purchase, or just as likely a similar product that’s quite mature in it’s lifecycle but still available, potentially for less.
If you find yourself in this situation and you follow my ‘treatment’ let me know how you get on.
Until next time….
Have you got SOS? Well chances are if you are in the throes of starting your own home-based business, especially if it’s an online based business, you will have fallen prone to SOS.
You’ll know the symptoms; you search for something relating to your niche
if you’re asking yourself “what’s a niche” – we need to talk, so get in contact with me!
Right there near the top of page 1 of the results is “This Game Changer will push your business in to overdrive” or some other exciting headline.
So before you know it, you’ve clicked the link, started reading the sales page, scrolling down while the sales video is playing – now come on, we’ve all done it!
And there is it is your special offer – only whilst you are visiting this site today, get your hands on the Silver Bullet Widget to riches all for just $27 !!!!!!
OMG you say to yourself, this is IT, this will change my world overnight – and you hit pay.
If you didn’t know already, those are the symptoms of SOS, the Shiny Object Syndrome.
Don’t worry it’s not your fault, even now I still have to catch myself following that exact same route, the difference now is, I am not so green as I am cabbage looking (do I really look like a cabbage?)
I’m wise to this and I’m aware of what my brain is trying to lead me in to. It’s certainly not as bad as some addiction like alcohol or drugs, but the sensations are very similar, you get really highly excited, then you come down real quick.
Then before you know it you’re subconsciously chasing the next shiny object, which you’ll justify the investment by convincing yourself it’ll turn your business around.
Well time for some cold hard truth – you can invest in EVERY tool out there, but the biggest thing holding your business back from success will NOT be having the latest tools, it will be …… (drum roll please)……………
TAH – DAH!
But before you sink into the chair and start wishing you’d never tried to become financially free, I have the antidote……
Oh look.. is that the time, sorry I have to go, but I promise I’ll tell you how to save yourself from SOS and STILL build your business, look out for my next article.
Until next time then……….
MYOB Journal week #1 A Little Help From My Friends | Mind Your Own Business
I’m still going to be in touch regularly with other great pieces of knowledge and tips to infotain (made up word) you, but from now on my MYOB (Mind Your Own Business) posts are going to be weekly. I’ll also share with you occasional videos on my site as well as videos and messages on my Twitter and FB pages, so I encourage you to link to my Twitter and my MBT page on Facebook.
If you are serious about starting an online venture and want to follow along with this MYOB Journal please bookmark my MBT site using the link below, friend and follow me on Twitter and Facebook. here’s the links – go do it now;
MBT blog category making-money-online < http://bit.ly/mbtjournal >
Right, let’s get started into the detail, shall we? As I mentioned in the previous post, I have subscribed to the following;
which is The ‘Online Marketing Classroom’.
Why this particular product Pete?
Well mainly because there was a lot of good reviews and comments online about both the product and the creators of the programme; Aidan Booth and Steve Clayton. I was particularly impressed with the depth of the content, tools, education, downloads, training sessions and numerous online strategies it is able to support.
As one of my main intentions is to extend this series past a single online venture, into other online enterprises, the OMC package covers all the bases and even promises to expand its ‘footprint’ as it and it’s members grow.
Now, as I have said in past posts, you have to be prepared to invest time and money in your online ventures if you are serious about creating multiple income streams. Unlike many online coaching programmes and so-called guru’s and products online, this particular programme, I believe, is not only affordable but is well worth it’s value.
There are two options; a monthly subscription or a one time life membership. For the purposes of this series of articles and as a new venture, I decided to ‘think like a newbie’ so I chose the monthly subscription, now once the product has proven itself to be of great value – I will switch to the lifetime membership, which I intend to do from the profits in my new venture.
I would recommend that strategy to anyone looking at starting or subscribing to a new plan / programme. You can always pay the extra for lifetime access once you know the programme is working and it’s for you.
So now I’ve signed up I need to get started with the training and the actions for next week – week #2, so check in next weekend and watch for the post subject MYOB (mind your own business) Journal week #1
Remember if you want to learn more about the product I’ve subscribed to, then click on the links below to watch a free webinar, alternatively visit the product home page for an overview of the programme itself.
Fee webinar here: http://bit.ly/myobwbnar
Home Page here: http://bit.ly/1kmyob
Until next time, thanks for reading.
Thinking of getting into affiliate marketing?
Start by creating a blog
Any blogging niche can make you money, as long as you know what you are doing. What does this mean? Affiliate marketing is not as easy s penning a blog, and then throwing in an affiliate link. Of course there is a possibility that it could work, and net you a sale, but if you are really serious about making extra money, then there are certain steps that you will be required to take.
1. Understand Your Target Audience
The first step to starting your own business will require you to identify your target audience. Figure out who they are, and then determine their interests. Having done this, think about the businesses, companies, and products that fit in perfectly with the target audience you have identified.
Start preparing a list and noting down all the ideas that cross your mind. From here, determine whether these businesses and companies have affiliate programs. As a part of start your own online business startup, you will need to do lots of research.
In the course of this research, you will find that most companies have affiliate programs, but they will not in any way make it easy for you to find this information.
2. Stick to Products and Services that You Would Personally Use
When recommending a product or service, make sure that you are not just tossing out links yet you know nothing about these products. If a person makes a purchase through your link, and the product they have purchased ends up being crappy, you can be sure that the said individual will no longer trust your links. A good way to market an affiliate product or service would be to draft a review of that product.
3. Market Your Affiliates Wherever You Can
When the review is complete, send it to your emailing list, post it on your social networking accounts, e.g., Facebook and Twitter, pin it on Pinterest, and be sure to share it with your Instagram followers as well.
Market the heck out of that review, and then let the internet do the rest.
Click here for more tips on how to earn extra money in affiliate marketing.
If you are interested in starting a small business but have no clue where to start you should download my FREE EBOOK below to get a list of small business ideas that you can later try out.
The growth of the internet has created many online home business ideas. One such idea is affiliate marketing. This is promoting other people’s products or services in exchange for a percentage of any sales that are made. Your main task is to send traffic to the merchant site.
The main benefits of this method of generating passive income are that it requires a small amount of capital to start and fits the pace of a person. It is an excellent way of making extra revenue while still continuing with your full-time job.
The more the sales, the more the income one generates and vice versa. Article writing and blogging are the two main techniques employed in marketing. Blogging is more preferred by many as it is interactive. This gives the blogger higher chances of converting traffic into sales.
You have to remember the choice of affiliate marketer or program determines how successful you will be in making money online.
For some, starting an online business in the UK may seem like a daunting task. There are a hundred of things you need to consider to get things moving and finally see your home business ideas take off.
In fact, a lot of internet-based start-ups have failed mainly due to the lack of foresight and careful planning despite the abundance of small business tips available on the web.
Watch this quick video on 5 WAYS TO DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR WEBSITE
Some useful readings for you:
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About Peter Bright
Entrepreneur and Business Development Coach · Barcelona, Spain Several businesses including management consulting, social media, online businesses, property investments, passive income creation and second income creation.
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