3 Steps to conceptualize, build, develop, and launch an Online business that produce income 16 weeks
To be frank, in 3 years, I have successfully built a $200 per day online business. So, in this guide, I will share with you the 3 Steps to conceptualize, build, launch and develop an operational location independent business producing income within 16 weeks.
Not too long ago now, I was a guest presenter on a seminar. And that person asked me a pretty killer question. It was this…
If you were starting today with no business foundation built; you’ve got a few thousand dollars in hand; you’ve got the internet, you’re unemployed or employed on a regular wage, you’re allocating 3 hours a day Monday to Friday; and you’re going to dedicate most weekends to build your business. And you want to build an internet business.
With that knowledge, what three steps would you take to conceptualize, build, launch and develop an operational location independent business producing income within 16 weeks, that’s 3 months from today?
Now, full disclosure… I knew he was going to ask me this. And I outlined an answer beforehand. 🙂
But, it was such a good question that I decided to expand on it using a full blog post. You can read that full post right here, but here’s the first few steps…
#1 – Stop searching for “how to make money online”.
One thing I know is that the sure-fire way to lose in this business is to (a) focus exclusively on the money, and (b) get distracted.
Searching for “how to make money online” means that you’re coming into it with no vision of making yourself more valuable to the world in order to get a pay raise. Money isn’t a result of some magic combination of tricks you do, it is the result of making yourself indispensable to people in need of a solution.
Secondly, the “how to make money online” search will most definitely lead you into a world of distraction and shiny objects. That search makes you a fish in a pond, where marketers are on the shoreline shooting you constantly.
#2 – Hone down the exact outcome or transformation that you will be in the business of delivering.
I want you to tattoo this one to your forehead if necessary: You are not starting a blog. You are starting a business.
Starting a blog talking about stuff isn’t going to get you anywhere. Businesses provide solutions to problems, and it is solutions that people pay for. So, before you think about ANYTHING else, you need to be crystal clear on the exact outcome you’re in the business of creating for people.
That delivery of outcome serves as the orientation point for everything else, including your blog.
So, that’s what I would do. I would take into account my own strengths, what I’m good at… and I would look for crossover with areas of demand for solution. And I’d hone it down.
This isn’t about passion, like so many “gurus” profess. This is about solution delivery. If I want to start a business in 3 months, I’m not going to waste my time going in circles thinking about my passion. I’m just going to look for where I’d be of value and I’d go with it.
#3 – Set up shop, complete with email list.
Obviously, you’re not going to do much business without a homebase. So, if I were starting from scratch, I’d get my blog set up.
But, here’s the big thing…
This is a 3-month timeframe. So, I would focus on my minimum viable product.
I’m not going to spend much time hunting around for the perfect design, or get into an endless go-around on tweaks and the like. I’m just going to get something up there. I would:
- Get a free domain when you set up hosting with Godaddy or Bluehost using their cheapest account. Godaddy or Bluehost just makes life easier if you’re using WordPress, which I would be.
- Pick up a premium WordPress theme from Themeforest. I’d just pick one that I like the most. Don’t overthink it.
- Setup an autoreponder account with Mailerlite, set up your email list, and hook up the opt-in form to the blog. Now, I know how to do it all manually, but if you don’t, I’d definitely pick up a copy of Hybrid Connect or OptinSkin to make life easier and shorten the runway.
- Fill in the basic pages. Contact, About, etc.
One thing about my mindset here… and that’s on the idea of spending money.
I know a lot of people starting out try not to spend any money and do everything for free. In most cases, they are sabotaging themselves. It doesn’t mean you have to spend money stupidly, but trying to avoid it is also stupid. If you want to build a business, you have to invest in it.
Unlike offline businesses, an online business can be built VERY cheaply. But, not for free.
And that goes especially if you want to build the business in a decent timeframe. This is all about building a business in a matter of months. If you don’t pick up the right tools in the beginning and just start, you’ll end up spending those months trying to re-invent the wheel and learning stupid-ass technical stuff that you have no business doing.P.S:If you don't have a blog yet, read steps to create a blog here
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