11 Best Ways To Start Your Business
What are the best ways to start your business is again one of the questions that my readers and seminar attendees often ask me. So answer everyone in one go here is a simple little guide. It is obvious that each chapters could be developed into a book. The point here is to give the idea but if you have any questions, or need any more details on any points, please feel free to ask in the comment section at the bottom of this post and someone or myself will certainly be very happy to give you the answer.
Getting your business or project started the right way is something that all entrepreneurs have in mind day and night during the first months of their creation. For a good reasons, since the commercial success greatly depends on it… and that it also flatters the ego a little bit. No?
However, it is also very often believed that the only way to get your business started the right way is to spend a lot of money at the beginning. That is a totally false idea that is intended to take advantage of the newbies.
The 11 best ways to start your business:
Here is a short list of basic things to do very quickly, starting from the very first days of starting your business, even, so that people start to get to know you and talk about what you have to share!
1 – Choose your name
It sounds silly like that, but a good name is not so common. But it must be a name that is easy to remember. Your business name should be simple, unambiguous, and if possible is representative of our niche. You must also be able to buy the .com.
2 – Create a website right away
No need to create a very complicated or necessarily the most beautiful on the web, again it is simplicity that prevails. It must be easy to navigate so that your visitors can easily find their way around, understand what it is about and take action.
I remember in my early days of building websites, I have always been intrigued by the advert that had become very popular among home sellers, some of you here might recall the title which read “We Buy Ugly Homes”. Based on that I created a very simple website and on purpose mage it look ugly and yes, you have guessed it, I ranked high very quickly and had many more visitors than any other websites I had created and took a lot of time to make them look very nice.
Of course, I don’t mean that you should make all your websites look ugly, but it proves that it doesn’t need to have all the bells and whistles to be successful.
3 – Write a press release
Sounds like a bridge too far to you? It shouldn’t as it is nothing more than a blog post or a website article. Here is what Wikipedia says about and how to create your Press Release.
4 – Participate in conferences
if possible as a guest (because you are an expert, aren’t you!). It’s always good to have a lot of people listening to you in a short time, you never know who can be in the room, and take advantage of it to introduce you to people who can help you, they just love doing that!
5 – Be a louse!
Take advantage of every opportunity to talk about yourself cheaply, if not a little elbow grease, creativity and a maximum of audacity and nerve.Apply loads of guerrilla marketing or buzz actions as possible. In short, like most entrepreneurs, be a bold opportunistic.
6 – Make use of social platforms
Like most successful entrepreneurs, share on social media as this will allow you to quickly share your thoughts with your followers, and beyond when making use of #tags (hashtags). Interact with your fans and followers, or potential customers, point back to your website, and invent other uses!
Consider opening an account specifically for your business on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, to name just a few of the big boys.
7 – Keep a blog and post regularly
Highlight the great services you provide to your customers; present your new products; create rapport and complicity with your customers by making them live day by day the progress of your project. Take a stand in the debate fund or news of your sector. Write quality content showing that you are an expert, give the floor to suppliers or customers, appeal to the creativity of your readers … the possibilities are almost limitless!
8 – Create a newsletter
Collect new email addresses; invite your contacts to add them; keep up the pace by sending regular news specially written for your subscribers, as if it was your fan club.
Below is a YouTube video that will walk you through step by step to create your first professionally looking newsletter:
9 – Talk about yourself on other blogs
Not only will this increase your credibility, it will also improve your SEO by giving you some so-called back-links. Besides, you will have many other opportunities that will result from this operation. For once, it is other people who will be talking about you. People tend to believe what other people are saying about a product, service or simply someone else. That is why reviews and comments are very powerful.
10 – Ask your friends …
… to talk to their friends about you and your project. We often underestimate the power of our own network and the power of word of mouth. Obviously, you have to offer a good product or a good service, otherwise it can quickly turn back against you.
11 – Offer something free
This is the best way to make people listen to you, especially if you do it in a friendly way! There are many things that you can offer for free. For example, a free book, guide, tutorial, or a free sample of the product that you are selling.
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As always a great read, I like that you break it down to simple quick reading. Some blogs are so technical you get lost in what information you are looking for. I have a question how do you use another blog and what is a backlink?
Thanks for being a regular reader of my blog Rodney. I do also love visiting your website and reading about the unique services that you are offering.
A backlink to your blog or website is when there is a link on another blog, website, social platform or else that is pointing back to your blog. You can have as many blogs as you want to and post articles related to your main blog with links pointing back to your articles and pages. However those articles must not be identical otherwise it will be considered as duplicate content and Google penalises such practice. Remember that apart from keeping your reader happy with what you are writing, you have to remain in the good books of Google, as explained in a previous article I have written: The Beginners Guide To SEO (Seduce Google in 4 Key Points).
The links back to your main blog will preferably have to be from other websites or blogs of high authority, in other words from well ranked blogs or websites, etc.
I hope to have answered your questions clearly and I look forward to seeing you here again soon.
Wonderful tips on blogging, This is not applicable only to retired people, but to anyone having hopes of establishing an authoritative business online.
It’s also very important to open up a special account on social media only for your business. This is very true. Recently I used my private account for my business, and it was shut down.I lot both private and business contacts.
Very very interesting article. I loved reading it. Plus I have favorited your page to return to it whenever needed. I need to access it very quickly as I will be using it frequently.
Thanks very much for your comments Laurine. You are quite right, this site is intended to help those that are clever enough to prepare for their future retirement as early as possible (they can start at the age of 18), as well as those that are already retired, as an extra income stream is always welcome, no matter your age or actual wealth.
Thanks for bookmarking this article and stay tuned as there will be many more.
Lots of great information on this site, found it very informative.
Thanks for visiting my website Paul, I am glad that you like what I write. More great articles are posted regularly so stay tuned.
Nice article. How useful do you think press releases are?
Thanks for visiting my website and for your good question Iain. Instead of me giving you a basic answer in my way, for your benefit and that of my readers, I will let Wikipedia describe exactly what a Press Release is:
“A press release, news release, media release, press statement or video release is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something ostensibly newsworthy. Typically, they are mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to assignment editors and journalists at newspapers, magazines, radio stations, online media, television stations or television networks.”
Hope this clarifies it all for you and I look forward to seeing you here often for more great tips.
Starting a blog is one of the great hurdles for newbies who wants to do Online Business. Thank you for this step by step guide. You made it sound so easy and I I like the way you presented each step.
The last step where you mentioned that you should offer something of value to your readers for free. I think I should go towards this path.
Thanks for visiting my website and for commenting on my last article Den. Nowadays, everybody expects something for free, and it must be of great value. Something that I like giving away, which is very much appreciated because people do not have to give their contact details if they don’t want to, is the “One Signup A Day Strategy” instantly downloadable eBook. My readers and clients love it, and they can also give it away to they acquaintances.
I wish you the very best and I look forward to seeing again here soon.