Everywhere you look online, entrepreneurs are talking about a “freedom lifestyle”.
Many boast on social media of their fancy cars, big houses, and the countless trips to exotic places they’re able to take because of being an entrepreneur in the digital age.
How dare they flaunt their success for all to see?
The nerve of these new breed of entrepreneurs…
I’m no hater (and you shouldn’t be either).
You don’t have to agree with how they live or spend their money. However, you have to respect how they create cash flow, and build thriving businesses.
The question most entrepreneurs want to know is, how do they do it?
When you start a new business, the first thing you think about is, “how do I find people to talk to?”
Most people don’t want to bother their family and friends because they don’t want them to think they are crazy. But, the truth is…if you want to get into profit mode quickly, that is the best place to start.
Now, before you roll your eyes, and groan about how they won’t be interested…
Or, how you’d rather “find people” on the internet…
Let me explain why you should be prospecting for leads, amongst the people you already know.
If you want to grow your business online, you’ve got to know how to connect with people.
One of the easiest ways to do that is with social media.
Billions of people log onto Facebook every single day. It’s probably the biggest playing field for online entrepreneurs to expand their network. Not to mention…it’s free.
How to use Facebook to grow your audience
It’s pretty simple.
First things first…it is a social networking platform. Therefore, you need to remember your goal is to be social. You want to use Facebook to connect with people.
If you are looking to grow your business, it’s a good idea to know ahead of time, the type of people you want to get to know.
Do you currently have a methodology, or a set of procedures in place for how you grow your business online? Don’t worry if you don’t, it’s not hard to design.
I consider myself to be very detail oriented, and need systems and structure in my business, in order to do the things that need to be done on a daily basis. I may be a little OCD with it, but hey…it’s what works for me!
And, that’s the point.
You have to create a method, or a set of procedures, that help you stay focused on the day to day operations of your business.
What is my business methodology?
If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed, or burnt out in your business, it’s time to take a brief pause, and get back to the basics.
Don’t feel bad, all entrepreneurs get off track at times.
What’s important is that you recognize when things aren’t going quite right so you can make improvements.
Most times, it’s because we are doing way too much. We get so busy watching everyone else doing what they do. It gets us thinking, ‘maybe I should be doing that too.’
Next thing you know, you have veered so far off course, and didn’t even notice.
You forgot to keep it simple. You know, keeping the main thing…the main thing.
When I first started my business, one question I asked myself was, “what do you bring to the table?”
I was really nervous about putting myself out there because in my mind, I was a nobody. I didn’t have any kind of following, I didn’t have a name or brand for myself, heck…I didn’t even have a Facebook account.
It felt kind of intimidating, but I knew that in order to build my business online, I had to start somewhere. For me, that meant being clear about knowing what I bring to the table.
It’s All About Giving Value
How often do you hear the phrase, you have to give value?
As we wrap up 2015, most entrepreneurs are focused and planning, how they can create success online in their home based business, moving into the new year.
Are you one of them?
Maybe you are someone who…
Didn’t quite get the results you hoped for throughout the year, and are now ready to take serious action.
Or, perhaps you are new to the home based business industry, and are trying to figure out how to make it all work.
Then, there are those who are seriously wanting to create a life changing income, and prefer to make it happen using the internet.
Whatever your situation is, these tips will help you get clear now, so that you can launch (or relaunch) stronger.
If you are a business owner who markets online, finding effective ways to get more leads with your blog is probably a top priority.
Using a blog to grow your business has proven to be a very solid marketing method. There are many reasons why you need to be blogging for business, obviously generating leads is one.
As a business blogger myself, I’m constantly testing and tweaking different strategies to see what works best. When it comes to applying strategies and using various methods, there is no right or wrong. Rather, what works and what doesn’t for your audience of readers.
4 Simple Ways to Get More Leads With Your Blog
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Are you ready to build your business online?
Are you interested in learning just how powerful the internet can be when it comes to helping you grow your brand, expand your reach, and create a profit from your passion?
Making the decision to launch your business online can be exciting and overwhelming both at the same time. You have to go in with the right focus and basic understanding of what it takes to be profitable.
There is a process that needs to be applied, and one I like to call – working full circle.
Working full circle is all about making sure everything works together, and what I believe should be your foundational focus, when using the internet for business.
Have you considered blogging as a way to build your business online?
Are you interested in learning more, but you just don’t know how to get started?
If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner looking to build online, one of the best ways to establish yourself, and grow your brand, is with blogging.
Think I’m kidding?
Back in 2009, is when I officially launched a blog to promote my business. I was brand new to blogging, didn’t have a following (not even a Facebook account), and made a decision that in order to get myself noticed, this was going to be the way to do it!