Starting an online business is exciting, but it can also be confusing and overwhelming! Let’s be honest - the ability to run a business exclusively from the comfort of your home with your laptop is a relatively new phenomenon!! So once you make the decision to take that exciting leap into online entrepreneurship, what do you do next?
It is so important to have direction so that you know what you are doing to get to the next level. To keep it simple, having an action plan is what separates the elite entrepreneurs from the struggling ones.
So here are 3 non-negotiables every business must implement to yield results and hit that next level!
As business owners, we must always be growing our audience. Think about it - how can we expect our businesses to grow if the people who follow our company isn’t growing? It really is that simple! Make sure you take the time to sit down with your business model and create an intentional plan to increase your visibility and ultimately grow your following! As time goes on, this step will become fun because you’ll be able to look at your numbers, track your analytics, and set goals moving forward!
Serve the Community You’ve Built
It’s not enough to just have a group of people who are familiar with what you do...you also need to make sure you are making it a priority to serve them (and serve them well). A good place to start is ASKING. Reach out to your audience and ask what they need support with. Once they tell you, you can provide that value to them in various formats, ranging from live trainings and webinars to social media posts and blogs! Serving your community truly gives your audience the opportunity to get to know you and your services, build a relationship with you, and begin trusting you!
Sell, Sell, Sell!!
Simply put, we can’t expect to make sales if we’re not asking for them!!! So get in the habit of asking for the sale every day. Selling doesn’t have to be a yucky, slimy process...in fact, it should be enjoyable for both you and your community and if you take the time to serve your community first, it will be! The more you sell, the better you will get so give yourself permission to figure it out along the way!
Which of these 3 are you most excited to implement in your business? Drop your answer in the comments!