You'll want to avoid the traps most people make when setting up an online home business? Right?
So you can escape the rat race, work where you want, when you want, and with who you want? (And do it way quicker than us!)
A word of caution:
It’s not all plain sailing, and there are LOADS of pitfalls.
So read on . . .
You’re probably aware there are countless mistakes you can make when operating an online home business which massively waste your time, effort and money. Even with the best intentions, there are a huge number of pitfalls and lessons for the uninitiated to learn. So get ready to produce winning results in your online home business today by avoiding these 7 key online home business mistakes that make you look dumb:
Online Home Business Mistake No 1 – Fail to Plan
”He who fails to plan is planning for failure” – Winston Churchill.
Every business needs a plan to define goals, provide focus, and steer the business in the right direction. It’s no different with an online home business, whether you’re a solo entrepreneur or a limited company.
You must have a plan in order make a sustainable income online, so ask yourself the following questions:
- What are your goals for the year? What are your expected figures for income, prospects, customers and products you offer? Break this down to monthly targets.
- How many sales do you need to make to earn your targets for the month? Now plan a strategy to make those sales happen.
- Who is your target customer? What is their age, where do they live, work and play, what is their average income, what is their average health? Most importantly what is their biggest problem and how do they suffer from it?
- What makes you different from your competitors? How do you stand out from the crowd?
Online Home Business Mistake No 2 – Don't Know Your Keywords
Have you ever searched on Google to find an answer to a problem or to find information about something? Well, you need to know what people type into Google to find your website. What they type is known as a keyword, or more correctly, a keyword phrase.
Begin with Google’s own keyword tool which can be found if you type ‘keyword planner’ into the Google search box. This free tool gives you information on search volume and search competition for keywords appropriate to your online business.
If you pick the right keywords and use them correctly on your website, over time people will naturally find your site when they search on Google.
The correct keywords are internet gold.
Online Home Business Mistake No 3 – Don't Build An Email List
People are happy to give their name and email address in return for a free gift. So you need the functionality on your website to capture their details, and provide them with valuable information in return, like this 7 Online Home Business Mistakes report.
If you don’t, they may never visit your site again, and you won’t be able to stay in touch with them.
It takes a lot of effort or money to get a visitor to your website, but they might not be ready to buy from you on that first visit. So you must build a relationship with them and get to know them more, to ensure you’ll be their first choice when they do decide to buy. To do that, you need their name and email address.
Online Home Business Mistake No 4 – No Calls to Action!
In the 21st century we’re spoilt for choice. In fact we have so much choice it can cripple us to indecision. That’s why we need to be told exactly what to do next.
Make a strong call to action wherever you want people to do something. That might be at the end of a short video, at the end of a blog post, in an advertisement, on a lead capture page or opt-in box.
You need to firmly direct your reader to the next step you want them to take.
Your call to action at the end of a blog post could be ‘leave a comment below’; at the end of a video on YouTube ‘click the link below’; or on an opt-in box ‘leave your name and email address below’.
Online Home Business Mistake No 5 – Fail to Build Relationships
There’s a popular online expression “the money is in the list”.
The truth is, the money is in the relationship you build with your list, because you have the chance to build rapport with someone who’s given you their email address. The idea is, some of the people on your list will eventually buy from you and, some will buy again and again.
Those people will become your raving fans.
But you need to give in order to receive!
So give useful information and valuable hints in order to build a trusting relationship with your prospects, so they eventually become your customers.
Online Home Business Mistake No 6 – Don't Have a Mentor
A mentor will give you a whole new perspective on your business and vastly improve your results. Very few people have built a successful business with no investment and no mentor!
Why do you need to have a mentor?
- They will show you how to get started as quickly and effectively as possible;
- They guide you on best practice and keep you on track;
- They stop you buying into crazy schemes;
- They tell you what works now, to keep you up to date;
- They help you avoid the mistakes they made;
- They keep you accountable;
- They prevent you wasting time trying to do everything by yourself;
- They help you overcome obstacles you may have when starting;
- They can help you find partners to team up with, to leverage and to do joint ventures with.
Online Home Business Mistake No 7 – Mis-use Social Media
People are on Facebook to be social and to have a sense of community. They don’t sit there with their wallets and purses out waiting to buy your stuff.
That’s because social media primarily exists to build relationships. You CAN establish your brand by freely giving lots of valuable information. By sharing your blog posts with your ‘friends’, it leads them nicely to your website!
You can also create a Facebook business page with a lead capture form that directs visitors to your offer or website. However, always provide value and relevant information on the business page.
How To Build An Online Home Business The Right Way
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