Having an idea is only a small part of a bigger picture when it comes to starting and running a business; execution is key.
The majority of successful entrepreneurs will tell you that they made it by taking massive action, learning and improving along the way (i.e. you learn by doing). There isn’t a single path to success. I believe it’s there for you to make it as you deem most fitting to your vision.
Now, what if I told you that you could start an online business with just $10? Would that make you take action? Here are a few dead-simple ways to get your online business going today with just $10 or less.
Purchase Your Website Domain
I recommend signing up with BlueHost. Starting at just $3.95, you can purchase your domain within seconds and also get unlimited hosting space. On top of that, I’ve used BlueHost for years because they have amazing customer service. Simply, get started here.
Once you do that, create a WordPress website. There are roughly 75M websites that depend on WordPress, and on top of that, you can easily choose a website template for free. To check out some of the best themes, go here.
Tell A Great Story
Find a way to tell your story in a captivating way. Freely talk about your struggles and your successes – be human. Authenticity is key to getting engaged visitors to your website and once they land on your website, content is the key to keeping them there. Here are four things to keep top of mind:
- Blog frequently about topics that your target audience cares about. Address a problem that currently exists and a solution to that problem. Also participate in major topical trends, putting your own spin on them and then use social media to help with incurring website traffic.
- Run a webinar to showcase your expertise, creating a place where people can interact with you live and learn for free. Providing value without the requirement of payment will help you sustain engaged, loyal fans.
- Sell an educational online product you know there’s a need for in the marketplace and own it! Put together educational trainings, boot camps, and even modules to help others learn beyond the webinar setting.
- Tell family and friends about your online business. Have your family and friends spread the good word on our behalf. This is a great way to proliferate your image, personal brand and business brand, so don’t discount this route.
Leverage the Crap Out of LinkedIn
Connect with like-minded individuals and find groups that are holding conversations you want to participate in. Doing so will help you expand your network and give you more visibility within your niche. Make sure you stick with the authenticity route and steer clear from trying to just sell yourself. Building solid relationships will help foster business growth.
Don’t Give Up
I know all too well how hard it can be to keep going if you don’t see immediate results, let alone short-term results. I recently read a quote that stated: “1% of your success comes from 99% of your failures, and the great thing about that is you only have to get it right once.”
That’s the beauty of entrepreneurship. There is no overnight success; otherwise, everyone would be doing it. Always remember why you started, lean on a strong support system, and keep marching forward.