If you work online, you know how important the surroundings you’ve sat yourself down in ot work are when it comes to your productivity. Maybe you’re running your own retail website and you need to make sure the customer details section is storing everything securely; you’re going to need all the right contact numbers and templates around you. And if you have a blog, which started off as a hobby and then turned into a good way to make yourself money month in and out, you’re going to want to write out a new post every single day without getting distracted. So with all that in mind, it’s clear you’re going to need to make yourself the perfect online business space.
No matter what career path you intend to take, there’s no way that you can make it successfully to the top entirely alone. To set up a small business, you may need funding from other sources, or collaboration with larger, established brands to help make a name for yourself in the market. If you are a self-employed freelancer, you need to establish contacts who can call you in and provide you with regular work. If you’re in a regular employed position, you need to communicate with others effectively in order to make your way up the career ladder into more authoritative and better paid positions. This is why networking is necessary. Read on for absolutely everything you could possibly need to know on the subject!
Every business needs to protect itself from online threats such as theft, fraud and hackers – yet in the blogging sphere, there’s a tendency for people to not treat their blog as a serious business which means they don’t give security the necessary consideration it deserves; particularly if you’re selling things on your blog.
Think of the effect a data breach could have on your reputation, as an online retailer, if credit card information were to be hacked – for example – or your email subscriber list were to be spammed from your account. This stuff can have a serious effect on your reputation and it’s therefore something to take seriously.
As a smaller, new business it can be difficult to keep up. Customers tend to like shopping with bigger companies or brands they have used before, as they know they’re likely to have a good experience, and any issues will be put right quickly. It can be difficult to encourage them to take a chance on you, however there are things you can do to put the odds in your favour. Here’s how you can keep up with your more established competition.
You’ve probably heard about the bloggers that have made a career out of their blog, and are earning twice if not more the amount than they would at their regular nine to five job. You’ve also probably wondered how they have achieved such success, and how you can actually make money from starting your own blog. The short answer is yes, it’s more than possible to quit your nine to five and start a profitable job, and here’s how.
We’re at the end of this blog series, and where better to end than sharing some of my top traffic sources with you. There have been countless times in my own history of trying to grow an online business where I’ve fallen down flat because – despite all the great opt-in pages, sales pages, blog posts, web design – I just wasn’t getting any traffic. It’s a huge frustration, and if that’s you, then read on. I’ll tell you what has personally worked for me, and what hasn’t worked.
In this post I’m going to show you how to stop using blogging as a way of bringing a handful of new visitors to your website, and start using it strategically to build your email list. To do that, I’m going to talk about content upgrades, what they are, give you some top examples, and explain how to set them up on your website.
Phew – that’s a lot to cover! Let’s get started.
You have a website, you have an opt-in on that website, and you’re building an email list. So why on earth would you need a separate landing page if you have all these three in place? Well, that’s what the experts do to supercharge their list growth and that’s what I’m going to be covering in this post. I’m going to explain to you the importance of a landing page in building your email list, and how to set up one that is going to convert really well. You’ll also find this extra useful if you haven’t yet got a website.
In this post, I’m going to walk you through my own strategy for creating freebies that convert. That is, a free offer you can put in front of your audience that will entice them to sign up to your email list.
Let’s start with some benchmarks.
I’ve been meaning to write a beginner-friendly blog post series for a while now, and I thought: what better topic than list building. Because there is list building, and then there is list building. I’ve done both.
Get it wrong, and it can be a constant source of a painful headache for you. You’ll find yourself endlessly googling “how to grow an email list” and such. But get it right, and you can spend the next 12 months building up a valuable and powerful asset for your business that’s going to keep your business ticking over in good times and bad.
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