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Starting an online business can be rewarding if steps are taken to ensure that all of the bases are covered.
Quite often, when we think of starting an online business, it is because we have reached a point in our lives where we feel that unless we “do something right now” then we will not survive financially, and starting an online business is “easy.”
The reality is, starting an online business can be just as difficult as building a “brick and mortar” business, that is, without having to build an actual physical structure. It takes, knowledge, planning and time, neither which can be overlooked or compromised.
Everyday on the internet, attractive ads pop-up, vying for our attention to “join an online business today and begin making money tomorrow.” These ads are usually promoted by someone who has never made a dime online or if they had, probably has taken them years to do so.
Let’s take a look at the reality.
According to recent some satistics, 20% of business fail in their first year, 30% fail in their second year, 50% fail in their fifth year and 70% fail in their tenth year; or looking at it from a different perspective, 80% percent succeed in their first year, 70% success in their second year, 50% succeed in their fifth year, and 30% succeed in their 10th year.
What is the difference in those that fail and those that succeed? The answer is knowledge, planning and time.
Would you begin building a skyscraper without learning basic construction and physics?
Would you start the actual building process without a strategic plan?
Would you expect the skyscaper to be built overnight?
A business is a business is a business.. even an online business.
Information like the before-mentioned can be discouraging to those who have considered going into business, and that is a “good thing,’ because it may save you time money and hours of frustration if those points have not been considered; however, after reading and absorbing this content, and you choose to move forward with this aspiration, then that too is a “good thing” for you have chosen to take on the challenge and become a part of the successful percentile of the business community who realize the perils which may come your way and yet still you are wanting to go “full speed ahead” to reach your goal and fulfill your dream.
That is the true spirit of an entrepreneur.
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Getting your marketing message in front of your audience is the single most important task of every entrpreneur.
Never miss the opportunity to collect data from your target to be able to reconnect and establish a relationship that can be benefitial to both parties.
One way is to meet your interested prospect is at the “water hole” where you both visit, i.e. the common place of interest; for example, your social network platform or even better, your website.
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If you are in business, then this tool just may be what you need to help grow your client base.
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YouTube is probably the most utilized social media for advertisers as it allows for a personal connection between the advertiser and its targeted audience.
Creative and strategic marketing using YouTube is key to building a viable business. Learning these skills come through personal experiences as well as from studying proven skills of seasoned marketers.
One such marketer is Aaron Chen, Check out one of his training videos below and consider subscribing to his channel for even more worthwhile tips on using YouTube as a marketing vehicle.
Blogging has been around for “social-media” ages. The reason is that it is the basic means of communication replacing, in many cases, printed media.
How is that so?
Blogging has become the communication of choice. Its accessibility allows targeted audiences to receive “hot off the press” news, notices, advertisements and other forms of communique instantaneously. As cited in an article entitled “A Short History of Blogging” by Laura Yates that was posted inBloggingdotCom, blogging “helps us build a personal brand, attract potential clients, bring our business closer to our customers, and provide us with news, gossip, and interesting facts — all at the same time.”
Read more on the development of blogging <<HERE>>.