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Thought provoking self help guide for starting your on line business

Thought provoking self help guide for starting your on line business

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  • 1. Give Me A Reason Thought provoking Self help guide for Starting your on line Business
  • 2. Let me ask you a question: What is holding you back from having a successful business? “Give me a reason” I know the answer but you may not like it. You!! It’s all in your mind.
  • 3. Copyright © 2013 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. Disclaimer All the material contained in this book is provided for educational and informational purposes only. No responsibility can be taken for any results or outcomes resulting from the use of this material. While every attempt has been made to provide information that is both accurate and effective, the author does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or use/misuse of this information Table of Contents 1) You want to run your own business 2) What is stopping you 3) How can I help you
  • 4. You want to run your own business “Give me a reason” Money? Spend more time with family? Be your own boss?
  • 5. We all have our own individual reasons, are you determined to make it happen?? What’s stopping You? “Give me a reason” Some of the reasons/excuses other people have given: I don’t know how to set up a website I don’t know how to drive traffic
  • 6. I don’t know how to write a blog post I don’t know how to create a product I don’t know anything that people will be interested in You are afraid of failure
  • 7. You may even be afraid of success NOTHING in the list above is a valid reason to stop you from achieving any of your goals “Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway” You can overcome any obstacles with enough desire & determination to achieve your goals No matter what reason you have for starting a business, you must plan how you will build it first.
  • 8. “If you don’t plan, you plan to fail” If you don’t know where you are going, how can you expect anyone to follow. How can I help you?? You will encounter many different obstacles and challenges as you start & try to grow your business. Listed below are just some of the many areas that you will need to overcome. Fortunately for you, I have invested time & money to educate myself I’ve learnt how to deal with these issues & can help you Remember: You MUST have a plan. What are you going to do & how you will achieve it? Your business plan should be a living roadmap to success, not just a one-time document. Some of the things you need to consider, Mission Statement – Reason for being & guiding principles Finances – Startup costs, Cash flow & Projected Profit Market Research – Why & How Products & Services – Describe in depth your products & pricing Promotion strategy – How will you generate customers Competition – Who will you compete against
  • 9. Mind map everything Domain name (Picking the name of your website) Choose a name that people will associate with you, my domain name is mbrobertson.com My initials and surname, my blog is Mike Robertson Blog. Hope you can see how they link together Register A Domain You pay a yearly fee of around $15 to ensure that no one else can use the website name you have chosen I recommend using http://www.namecheap.com/?aff=49553 or Go Daddy for this service Hosting (How to keep your website on line) Monthly fee of around $10 applies for this service, keeps your website live on the internet. Hostgator or Go Daddy, both are very good low cost options
  • 10. Driving traffic (Getting visitors to your website) Lots of different ways you can drive traffic, I can show you the most effective and cost efficient methods including Social Media (Facebook/Twitter) List Building (Building a list of customers) Building a list of subscribers to your blog (Customers that you can email repeatedly once you have their details) Blogging (writing a post on to a website) You must learn to write quality blog posts & this can take time to perfect. You will get better with practice, didn’t think I would be able to write a post & now I’m writing an e-book. Personal Branding (Getting yourself advertised on line as a brand) First step should be a Gravatar, It’s important for people to know who you are and easily recognise you (Image that follows you from site to site, appearing beside your name when you comment or post on a blog.) Product Creation (Making products to sell) Essential skill if you want to make money on line, there are many different types of products that can be made A little imagination can make a huge difference to your success.
  • 11. It’s not as difficult as you may think, given the right help & advice you can be making products Very quickly Coaching Programmes (Training with a Mentor) Definitely the highest financial investment for training & education It can make a ‘Huge’ difference to your success Doesn’t matter if you have never made any money or you are making substantial amounts. Getting the right mentor can be life changing. You will find all successful Marketers have a Mentor Take your first step towards success, email me today. mbrobertson.mr@gmail.co.uk Mike Robertson http://mbrobertson.com