Now I’ve had a couple of emails since then from people who put potential business ideas to those tests, and came up wanting. And they asked me for my advice about whether they should proceed or whether they should look for another idea. [Read more…]
One of the biggest mistakes I see with people starting online businesses is that they get excited about an idea, throw up a website or blog on the subject, and then some months into the future they sit back and wonder why they are making no sales or getting no website traffic.
This is the extreme example of the ‘build it and they will come’ mentality in action.
When you’re setting up an online business there are 4 quick things you can do which will give you a reasonable idea whether your proposed online business idea will fly or not. You should be able to complete these 4 steps in around 60 minutes. [Read more…]
You’ve heard the phrase right? Don’t work harder, work smarter. And for certain situations it is advice that you can take onboard and apply to your business – it’s shorthand for applying the 80:20 Principle (Pareto’s Principle) to your business.
But I’ve seen this advice bandied about on Forums as a bland, comfort blanket statement by the kind of people I think of Quick Bucks Marketers who are just looking to make a quick buck and not work too hard for that buck. [Read more…]
In an article last week I gave an overview answer on how you can actually use a website to generate income and turn that website into an online business.
If you’re interested, you can read that article here:
In this article I want to talk about Affiliate Marketing – which is one of the methods discussed in that article. [Read more…]
About two weeks ago I interviewed a friend of mine called Sarah. Now Sarah makes a great target profile for the OneSpoonAtATime.com website – hence the interview – and in the course of our 45 minute chat I was able to get a great idea of the kind of questions and problems that my target profile would have.
The gold for me in that interview was three specific questions that Sarah asked on creating an online business. [Read more…]