8 Tips for Starting an Online Business Part Time
Starting an online business part time doesn’t have to be a huge obstacle it appears to be. Whether you are facing the dreaded website set up or the overwhelm of too much information…your dreams of making some extra money are so worth it!
If you are facing those obstacles then I have some great news for you.
You’re not alone! You can pole 100 successful online business builders and each and everyone one can give you some kind of horror story of when they got started and what they went through to get where they are today.
Some of my favorite business men and woman, who have created incredible businesses, have started with nothing. Or is some cases…less than nothing. You know those rags to riches stories successful we keep hearing. How this guy was homeless or how this couple was hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, but in 2 years is worth 10 million.
It is very possible to build a successful online business part time. The difference between most rag to riches and part time marketers is their story and hustle. Usually the rag to riches crowd had nothing to start with therefore had nothing to lose. They could afford to burn 18 hours a day try this or then. They could take 3 or 4 months to learn some kind of marketing method that would raise their game to the next level.
As a part time marketer the words “I ain’t got time for that” seem to ring true. Or does it?
Could it be possible that a person who is starting a business online part time could achieve the same results as someone who achieved greatness in their business by brute force and sheer will power?
I say undoubtedly YES! But there’s a catch. As there always is right? The right mindset is required as well as the right tools and systems. Yes you can shrink that learning curve and still build that online business through a simple model.
Before we get to the meat and potatoes check out this quick video that just crossed my desk.
Do you feel like this in your business sometimes?
You’re not alone!
I’m going to share some steps that you can use as a foundation for starting an online business part time.
8 core steps to building a successful online business part time!
I did mention that you needed the right mindset, tools and systems right? Well here’s part of that not no secret formula. These 8 core steps should be used as a guideline or roadmap to build any online business part time or full time.
The first 4 steps are the action steps.
Core step #1 Get All In
All in means ALL IN. Mentally, physically, spiritually, financially and any other ly you can think of. It’s the: I’ve burned the boat, dank the cool aid, there is no plan B, come hell or high water, even if it takes 5 years, I’m doing this with or without you, I got the golden ticket, top package. It’s the attitude and confidence, mindset and framework all other business owners lack who are not all in. Here’s the litmus test…you ether figure out how to get it done or you make excuses.
Core Step #2 Blog Daily
Everyone has a voice and everyone has a story. And whether you are a micro blogger on Twitter or a video blogger on Youtube...you have the ability to share your story. This may be hard to swallow if you're new but trust me...everyone has a story!
Additionally blogging helps with many other aspects of your online business Examples are
Becoming a better writer
Making better videos
Networking, both online and offline
Learning and molding your skillsets
Increase creativity and memory
And the list goes on. Never underestimate the power of blogging!
Core Step #3 Market Daily
After blogging comes marketing and this is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to building your online business part time or eventually full time.
Is blogging marketing?
The answer is NO.
Marketing, when it comes to your online business, is everything you do to get more eye balls to your capture page and then sales page. With respect to blogging...it's everything you do to get people to see your blog. That would be syndication of your blog post.
Forbes shares 7 marketing trends in an article "Top 7 Online Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014"
Content marketing will be bigger than ever
Social Media marketing will require more diversity
Image-Centric marketing will rule
Less will be more
Mobile friendly content will be necessary
Ad Retargeting will grow in effectiveness
SEO and social signals will become even more intertwined.
Now you may be thinking..."OK you had me at blogging but these trends...how can I compete with all that?"
Don't worry...I got your back on that! More info on that in a minute. In fact this is the perfect segway into the next 4 core commitments in your online business. And truth be told...I'm pulling these right out of the Empower Network handbook.
The next 4 steps are mindset and personal development…in fact they are the leadership foundation.
Core Step #4 New Member Coaching
Remember your very first job?
I worked at a garden center when I was 15. Besides getting a rude awakening with FICA and taxes...I had someone show me what to do. They guided me during my first week of all the ins and outs of my job duties. I bet you had a similar situation. Someone must have shown you how to do your job.
Starting your own online business part time is the same deal as starting your first job. There should be someone there to give you that initial support, encouragement, explain all the how to's ect.
When done properly the new member coaching will…
Elevate the belief and confidence the new member has in you as their sponsor
Raise their belief in the company through your eyes
Raise the confidence within themselves that they are in the right place at the right time
Provide them with a simple step by step on exactly what to do next in the business
Get to their core desire
Layout a game plan for their business, financially and timeline
Identify their commitment level for their business
Core Step #5 Inner Circle Audio
Simply put you are already wired for success….right? Of course right!
You just may need a little tapping into what we call “Your Best Self” to bring that success to life. Look it’s no secret that we get bombarded daily from C.N.N (constant negative news) and the creeper mindset limitations. The god news is we can take back control…like when we were kids again.
Think about the time when you were a kid and knew what you wanted and you made it happen. There was no limited beliefs. You learned to crawl walk and run. You learned to read and write. You made things happen.
Somewhere along the route “life happens” and we start to wane. Listening to audios in your down time helps build back that muscle memory of what it’s like to win, to be successful, to remove doubt.
The best audios to listen to on a daily basis are ones from people who are doing what you want to do. They have achieved what you are setting out to achieve. Whether it be personal development, marketing, or leadership…stay plugged into what’s working and soon you’ll be living it!
Core step #6 Read Daily
The perfect combination of; feeding your mind, becoming an expert, gaining charisma, and developing your own personal power. Daily audio and reading keep you wired for success.
You’ve heard the phrase…”Leaders are readers.” Many studies have been done on common traits of successful people. One of those traits is reading. That’s no secret, but a lot of people who are staring their online business part time wonder what they should be reading. Here’s a few ideas…
What’s recommended by successful people
Leadership and success
Mindset and personal development
Successful people’s autobiographies
Fiction…great for tapping into the creative mind
Blogs that are in your niche
Bottom line it’s not so much about what you read as it is that you read. So get your book on!
Core step #7 Empower Hour
If you have ever been in sales, or know someone in sales…there is always a sales meeting…usually weekly. The sales department is always going over facts and figures, short term and long term goals and just about anything else.
This is where the team is plugged in and in your online business a weekly call is just the same…and just as powerful.
The more you stay plugged in the more you stay on top of what’s going on. The more you stay “in the know.” The more you hear of the latest and greatest information.
The church gets it. They have you come back every week…twice a week if you’re in a bible study. The sales team gets it. Weekly meetings for general stuff and special meetings for high end clients. Heck some teams have a daily morning meeting to kick off the day.
The Empower Hour for online marketers is usually your weekly team call. Want to be the first to know what’s going on in your company? Be on the call!
Core Step #8 Attend The Next Event
One of the most important core commitments you can make when starting an online business is to get the next live event.
The audios and perfect for you to rewire the brain during downtime.
The books are perfect for start and or ending your day with information you chose.
The weekly conference calls are great for staying plugged into the updates and gleaning some golden nuggets from the leaders.
But there is nothing like the next live event. Flat out nothing! It’s the main event that is put on by either industry professionals and trainers or by a company your promoting. The best of the best is always delivered at the next event.
I could write volumes on what it means top get to these events, but I leave you with a quick story.
I was at an event several years ago (by the way you get THE BEST stories from events) and a speaker shared this success principal.
“Be here 1 year from now.”
Someone asked him then what. He said “Make a new commitment to be here a year from now.” He then went on to share that in the last 4 years the attendance of the live events doubled almost every year, but those who came back year after year were cut in half.
So after 4 years there was a couple of tables in the back of the meeting hall with about 40 people. Each of them had been coming to every live event for the past 4 years and the average income was well over 100K a year.
In our online business space every single successful person can attribute a shift in their business due to a live event!
Because I only want to build you up for success I’m going to come clean and shoot straight now. You are most likely finding yourself in one of two camps.
The first being “Holy cow that’s a lot of work…not sure if I can do this.” I’m here to say that you can AND you absolutely deserve it to make it work. I first thought the same as you but noticed a shift when I started to weed things out of my life that didn’t serve me, like my business can. I had more time to commit to the things I needed to do.
The second camp being “This is the road map I’ve been looking for to build my online business part time and have it pay me like a full time business should. I say welcome to the new you!
If you’re in the first camp I would encourage you to look at your why…your goals and see if they are worth the fight. There’s nothing wrong with staying where you are if you only want to stay comfortable. Even if that means paycheck to paycheck.
But when you’re ready for more…ready to build a life by design and not settle for the same ol default life…then you’re ready to step up and make that decision that your goals are worth the effort.
If you’re in the second camp and you know that you know you’re going to do whatever it takes, even if you don’t know how just yet…then welcome to your new future. The life you want wants you and there’s nothing to hold you back.
Empower Network has more information on each of these core commitments. For the price of lunch for 2 you can have access to the very information that has been the foundation of many 6 and 7 figure businesses. Each of these core commitments has a video tutorial with detailed information on how to get the most out of the commitment and why it’s important to your business.
What to do next
Click on the link and watch the presentation. Enter your best email as I want to make sure we get the right information to you.
Join the $25 blog and membership so you have access to all the training I mentioned about the core commitments.
Log into the back office of your empower network site and click on the first link that says “Fast start training. Again these can and should be applied to ANY business. This is your skill set that you can take away at any time too.
The Network Dad
P.S. You can find me on Facebook if you’d like to connect and ask my any questions. Do make sure you’ve gone through the Fast start training first. I’ll ask and if not I’ll simply point you back to that spot. Yes…we’re entering into that On The Job Training. Starting an online business part time should be that simple…and duplicatable!
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