15 Super Useful Tips Every Online Business Owner Needs To Know
Are you a seasoned website owner looking for tips to propel your online business to the next level? Or perhaps you are just starting out in your website building journey. Whatever stage you are right now, at least one of these 15 tips from the SiteSell Professionals is bound to resonate with you and help you achieve your business goals. Guaranteed!
#1: Building a web business is like playing poker: you can’t win every hand. Nobody’s perfect. Your first web project will probably not be your best. Think of your learning curve as a means to an end. The end is an income independent of working for somebody else. Every mistake, setback and bad day is just another step on the road to your independence.
In the dark days before the Internet, Ashley was a print journalist, working all the way up to Editor level. Nowadays he and his wife operate 10 niche web businesses. Ashley is a SiteSell Professional with experience in building sites for clients, from keyword research to content creation and monetization.
#2: Always keep your visitor in the forefront. Focus on what your visitor will ask that youÂ have the answer to rather than what you want to say.
Terri manages the SiteSell Professional Webinars, and is the owner of natural-cure-alternatives.com and hcgdietcafe.com. Her clients value her enthusiasm, energy and her natural talent to take hard to understand information and make it easy to comprehend.
#3: Work hard to find a solid niche but don’t get so hung up on your keywords that you expect all of your pages to have ‘good’ numbers. Focus instead on being truly authentic and original with your content.
Nicole brings 10 years of experience in the web industry to the SiteSell Professionals. She enjoys working with clients across all industries, from psychologists to gardeners to publishers, and helps them building their websites on either SBI!, WordPress or Shopify.
#4: Be patient, persist and let your dreams and passions guide you.
Andrew’s background was in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management … until he discovered the online business world. He now splits his time between working on his own sites and helping clients build their web based businesses, all the while enjoying life with his family in two of the loveliest corners of the world (Italy and South Africa).
#5: Building a long term successful online business is like playing any type of sport. You have to have an overall game plan. Once the game plan is in place, you pull all the pieces together, and begin play. In order to succeed, you have to over deliver.
Bottom line: Plan Of Action – Call To Action – Execute Action – Result = Success For You!!!
Kim switched from operating an offline business to launching two web based businesses. Her work as a SiteSell Professional is founded on her beliefs that every online business needs a long term solid plan and has to focus on over delivering value to their visitors and customers.
#6: Quality is more important than quantity. Take your time to do it right.
#7: Imagine a person from your target audience sitting across the table from you. What do they need to know? What are their goals, dreams, and/or frustrations? What are they interested in learning from you? Once you know, give them their answers through your website pages.
#8: Find a way to stand out from your competition. What AREN’T they doing that you can use to shine?
#9: By doing what we do best and leaving the rest to someone else, we can accomplish a LOT more, be more efficient and end up with a more professional outcome.
With a background in accounting, business management and consulting, Sheri is happy to assist clients in developing all aspects of an online business. Her areas of expertise include branding, content and social media marketing, monetization, keyword strategies, paid advertising and various aspects of organic search optimization.
#10: Build your business on your strengths and outsource what you’re weak in.
#11: Manage what you outsource. The responsibility of any business action ultimately falls on you. For ultimate business growth, outsourcing is essential. Nobody is excellent at everything. The danger comes when the outsourced tasks are not managed and reviewed for quality.
Wendy has been a SiteSell Professional for 3+ years. She loves to solve all kinds of problems with websites, and specializes in traffic generation and troubleshooting search engine optimization issues.
#12: Focus!! Without focus, it will be impossible to succeed.
#13: Structure! Most websites that have a lack of traffic, have a lack of Structure.
And yes, Tips 12 and 13 are related!
Patrick started his e-business journey in 2006 with a website about his travels. Capitalizing on his strength in helping others in their journey, he became a SiteSell Professional in 2012. His background in marketing and engineering enables him to quickly identify the important issues and develop solutions for his clients.
#14: Be willing to ask for help as soon as you need to because it will accelerate your progress and build your confidence.
Paul coaches online business owners to use video and podcasting effectively, which leads to increased traffic, improved sales and engaged loyal visitors. Paul’s 30 years experience in radio and video production enables his clients to take advantage of the online video revolution no matter how experienced they are.
#15: There is no skipping ahead to the front of the search engine results pages. However one easy shortcut is to consult with a pro.
Betty is the owner and marketer behind WAHM-Ideas.com. Since joining the SiteSell Professionals team in 2008, Betty has taken her passion for helping others succeed far and wide, from teaching how to build an online business at a local community college in San Diego to personalized consulting for international clients.
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