Dada!!!! I feel like there should be a drum roll here as this is MY FIRST PROPER blog post …..EVER!
As I said in the home page, this blog has been set up for me to log my journey into the world of Internet Marketing and Coaching so that (hopefully) you, dear reader, can follow in my (hopefully successful) footsteps but without making the mistakes that I am bound to make.
So it’s been a few weeks since this blog site was set up and I haven’t really done much with it and I guess here is the first lesson of getting set up in a new online business…..it takes TIME!
Anyone who wants to do this properly needs to have a solid foundation on which to build their new business and there is no greater value than in time spent getting the basics right.
I decided to get help with my initial set up as, to be honest, the technical side of setting up a website, getting a domain name and email addresses, organising website hosting, getting an autoresponder account, writing those all important first few emails, creating a lead capture page and sales funnel that work, setting up a Facebook page and getting an ad ready to go are all pretty scary things that, if done wrong can cost you a whole heap of money.
There’s an awful lot to do but for anyone who doesn’t have a spare dime to spend getting someone to set these up for you (and I didn’t actually spend that much to be honest) then the programme that I am working with gives very detailed training and videos that explain everything and which, if you follow them step by step, you CAN get everything set up in the best possible way.
Maybe I’m just impatient or lacking in self-confidence, but on this occasion I felt that the cost of paying someone to set everything up for me was well worth it.
I’ve still had plenty to do though and it’s taken time, not least of all because I have had to deal with the death of my mother at the same time as setting up my new business.
And that’s another lesson learned…..no matter how much you plan, Life will always find a way of intervening and unexpected things will happen that put less important things on hold for a while. But that doesn’t mean that you have failed, or are missing out on all sorts. It just means things are taking a little longer to reach fruition than I had originally intended and after all, patience is a virtue (or so they say).
So now I am back on track with things.
My first Facebook advert is up and running (I found a cool video making site that for a small monthly fee lets you create a FB compliant video advert and I get to create a new, professional video every month – awesome!) Having something different to all the static ads with just pictures will (hopefully) make my ad stand out from the crowd and once I have a few days worth of statistics I’ll let you know how my campaign is going.
I now need to concentrate on my marketing. I’m using Facebook ads because, from everything I’ve researched, Facebook is still the best place to get targeted, quality traffic (visitors) to my website but I am also researching other ways of getting subscribers that don’t cost me any money.
Next week my plan is to do a Google search on Internet Marketing Forums and other coaching blog sites that have people posting who are looking for help or advice on internet marketing, affiliate marketing and online businesses. By commenting on forums with useful tips and advice and by answering questions posted I should be able to get people asking me for more information and I can then direct them to my product offers and tools that I use in my online business. All it takes is a few hours of my time, no financial cost at all and I know that any leads I generate are high quality because I am responding to and answering a direct need, I’m not trying to sell anything to anyone.
Again, I’ll update you on how this goes in a future blog.
So for now, that’s it for my first blog post. I’m not quite sure how long or short these things should be so please feel free to let me know what you think in the comments below and if there are any questions you have, please post those and I will do my best to answer them.
In the meantime, if you want to take a look at how you can get full training on how to set up your own online business, take a look at how I got set up by clicking on the link to the right of this blog and get a FREE report to help get you started. I’ll then drop you a series of personal emails with more information on how you can get your own professional, successful online business set up fast and how I can help you to start making money and living the lifestyle you have been dreaming of.
Until next time, have an awesome and successful week and I really look forward to hearing from you.