If you’re thinking of starting up an online business, then you’re going to need the right tools. Just like a mechanic, you’re going to need the right tools for the right job.
Building an online business requires tremendous work and technique. You’ll need to generate traffic, convert that traffic into sales and deliver your product or service. The business model is simple, it’s the techniques that is hard.
Luckily, there are tools available that will help you market your products and services online.
If you’re new to the world of blogging, you need to setup a website using WordPress. WordPress is an online platform that’s free and enables you to easily upload pages onto your website without a website designer. Currently, it’s powering about 22% of the internet and Google loves WordPress.
When you install WordPress, you’re going to need a hosting account. This hosting account normally has a tool that lets you install WordPress from a click of a button. It takes a few minutes to install WordPress and then you’re ready to begin uploading posts.
It will take you a while to setup your website such as SEO, pages, theme and styles but once you’re done, everything else is cruise control that even Tom Cruise will be proud of (lame).
No, you don’t have to post cat photos to become successful. Did you know that instead of using Facebook to stalk your ex, you can use to promote your business? Yes you’re right. You can setup your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media accounts so they automatically talk to each other when you’re uploading new content.
For example, if I’m posting something on Twitter, there is a facility to automatically post to Facebook. Pretty cool eh? The whole idea of posting content on Social Media is that it get’s picked up a lot quicker than conventional methods such as email marketing.
Email marketing has been on a decline lately due to social media so you might as well be productive while you’re sitting in the toilet scrolling through Facebook.
YouTube is a great way to create and share your videos. No, please don’t share your personal videos, there’s other sites for that. What you can do with video is that you can easily record it using your phone and then automatically upload it to YouTube.
Technology has been on the rise and there’s bigger and better ways to get your content out there. One of which is uploading video. Gone are the days when you need big ass camera equipment so now you can easily record on your phone and upload to YouTube. Just make sure you’re uploading the right video and not accidentally clicking on the video that says “honey moon tape”.
So how do you do all this? You use your smart phone. I have to commend Apple for they’ve done an incredible job of producing a great phone that lets you manage social media so well. You can literally do everything on your phone these days so now your phone is no longer a communication tool, it’s a marketing tool.
Use your smart phone and upload great content. I just wish they bought back Steve Jobs, Apple hasn’t been the same without him.
There you have it, the top 4 ways in which you can begin your online business. The most important step for you is to simply take action. Don’t sit on the internet and read tons of articles or watch more Gary Vee videos, just do it!
Stay Strong and Be Relentless.