Women in Online Businesses
“This one tip alone will be the most important aspect needed for your business to start on the right path.”
Women In Online Businesses – Are You Ready To Jump In?
By: Lynn Brown
Today’s most successful online business women are entrepreneurs that all started with an idea, passion and desire to achieve. If you ever thought that your interest, hobby or profession could provide an income opportunity for you, then you may be the next one to jump in and attain success!
A take charge personality along with a desire to succeed and enjoy a challenge is a big part of what you can expect when jumping in to start your online business.
Are You Ready? …. Check out these top tips to get started:
Determine Your Market Niche
As I have had over 10 years of online business experience, this one tip alone will be the most important aspect needed for your business to start on the right path.
Consider this, as an example, you have a passion for healthy lifestyle. This has many variations such as weight loss, women, men or children’s health, exercise, eating right and so on. When you find a specific area of what inspires you about healthy lifestyle and focus in on that specific niche, your goal for success is increased enormously.
Determining your market niche is such an important factor that this is the one area that most up-coming entrepreneurs will become frustrated by and ultimately cause them to quit.
Take the time, do the research and you will gain a tremendous value in starting your online business.
Develop A Business Plan
Even online businesses have to have a good plan. When I went from a full time corporate career position into my online business, I had an amazing coach that wouldn’t work with me until I had a business plan.
If you think about it, you wouldn’t build a home without plans. You wouldn’t go on vacation without some kind of itinerary and most of us developed a plan while in school to achieve our goals for getting our degrees.
So it is very important to set up a preliminary plan for your online business. I suggest a preliminary plan only for the fact that once you start working your online business, you should be flexible in changing your business goals as you learn and grow.
Today I am still tweaking my online business plan when necessary so that I can remain on my path and achieve the goals I set.
Take the time and write it down, you will be amazed how it will keep you focused and motivating you to keep moving forward.
Establish Your Social Media Sites
Social media today has proven to be a huge factor for online business success. However, if it isn’t properly implemented or executed, it could actually be a detriment to you and your online business.
So knowing each of the social sites, how they work and if they fit into your specific business plan is key. You will need to take time to visit at least Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin to determine which of these sites will benefit you and your business.
Visit each site and search for your market niche, industry or profession to review the kinds of people that are there, the discussions they are having and what information they are sharing. You might even get involved with some of the groups and build some connections that might be able to help you learn more about that social site.
If you are thinking about taking the plunge and starting an online business, then you must also consider the following:
- Have the Desire, Devotion and Determination
- Consider working with a coach, mentor or trainer
- Commit to working hard – long hours or working in the evenings
- Taking time to learn online internet skills and techniques
- Have the proper equipment; computer, printer and internet access
- Positive mindset to never give up
SheNOW members, what is your advice for starting an online business?
Social Media & LinkedIn Marketing Coach
Lynn is an online business and success coach, and she coaches individuals who want to learn how to grow their business online. Currently, she is working on a training program that will teach people both the basics and the advanced skills they need to start, run and grow their business online.
She continues to help my clients achieve their dreams, set their goals, determine their purpose, and take small, actionable steps allowing them to leverage the power of momentum in reaching those goals.
“My passion is your success …”
I look forward to getting to know you better.
So where do you start?
1) My free 1-on-1 consultation
is a great way to get to know each other, learn about you, your business, goals, and strategies.
2) Learn more about me by reading my full bio HERE!
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