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How To Create a Profitable Online Business In Your Spare Time

How To Create a Profitable Online Business in Your Spare Time

For those already running a business or for people looking for an additional income or to eventually replace their income from their job, it’s the number one question or what people want to achieve the most when coming to me for advice.

This is NOT how to get rich quick or make money by doing very little or nothing, any business requires some effort and some minor investment, especially at the beginning but this can be just a few hours of spare time and a few hundred on a credit card. It doesn’t have to be blood sweat and tears 20 hours a day and half a million in venture capital.

Some of the most profitable businesses I know were started in a garage or spare room with a few hundred bucks.

Today this truly is easier with the tools of the internet, mobile phones, online payments, social media marketing and cost effective online advertising.

However this can be done badly in so many different ways, so very often people try and fail or are overwhelmed with options and potential failure before they even start. This is partly down to a lot of misinformation, scams and even well meaning people who just have it totally wrong about what works.

I am not talking about just marketing and getting Likes, Shares and meaningless followers, I am not talking about selling to friends and family and building a “team” to sell for you. I am talking about real tried and tested business methods that work in any type of business that creates sales, income, revenue and profit, either offline or online.

What will be covered:

Choose or Refine your Business Ideas. Having a clearly defined business model so people know what it is, what are the benefits to them and why to choose your business.

Creating Credibility and Authority in your Field of Business. Even if it’s new to you, there are methods for generating trust and credibility in your new business.

Online Lead Generation. How to get people interested in your business and feed those leads into your business.

Create a Sales Funnel. A defined pipeline to sell products and/or services to your leads and potential clients.

How To Take Online Payments. Making it as easy as possible for clients to purchase and for you to access that cash in the real world.

Up-sell Further Products. How to create ongoing marketing campaigns to leads and previous clients to keep selling.

How To Close Bigger Sales. Using corporate sales methods required to close higher ticket items so individual sales can be worth thousands instead of pennies.

Automation. Automating as much as possible so it’s eventually a “hands off” process requiring only part-time input from you.

To cover all this I am creating a new intensive 6 week training program for up to 5 people. This is how it works and what you’ll get:

1-2 hours 1 to 1 training call with me every week. Systematically covering all the topics mentioned above in a way that you can understand and ask questions as well as ensure we cover methods specific to you and how you want to run your online business.

Lifetime membership to my private coaching group with monthly live group training videos, group support and chats, archive of existing training videos, training material, e-books and templates.

Free access to all my books and training material.

Ongoing support through the 6 week program and after via the members group so you can ask questions and get help from me and other business people for as long as you need it.

The usual cost for lifetime membership of my group and this amount of 1 to 1 training would be $3400 but I will be offering this for just $600 (that’s £485 for those in the UK), that’s just $100 a week. so that’s a massive saving of $2800.

For me to give this amount of time for just $600 per person I can only take on 5 people at a time in this program so if you’d like to be considered please fill out the form below so we can arrange a free no obligation call.

Do You Have Great Products and Services but Nobody Knows About Them?

advertsMany people think that the key to success in business is a great business idea but the truth is you can have a hundred fantastic ideas, with awesome products and services but if nobody is getting the message, you have no business.

So you have great ideas, products and services but nobody knows about them? What do you do?

There’s two elements to the answer; the first is to deliver your message effectively so people know your business exists and what you’re offering, the second is for you to have enough credibility and the potential client trusts you or your business enough to make a purchase.

In my last post I covered getting your message and call to action clear in all your sales and marketing channels. This covers a lot in getting your message out there, you can have a look at it here: Telling Is Not Selling.

Social media and in particular Twitter has been great for me to reach new people and there’s a good chance that’s how you came to be here, which proves it works. Twitter marketing is not easy to get right but when you do it can yield great results for minimal spend. I have over 45,000 followers now and I’ve helped loads of my clients get thousands of new genuine targeted followers in a relatively short space of time, in the same way I have. It’s a little complicated to go into in a blog post but if you’d like to know more get in touch and I’d happily discuss it with you.

Advertising in its various forms, either online or offline can be effective but keep an eye on your spend. There’s no point spending $500 to sell 3 products that only cost $35 each.

As I’ve mentioned before, the best PR and marketing tools I have had are my books. I’ve now mentored 13 of my clients to creating bestselling books and they are all making thousands more per year just off the back of the credibility a bestselling book brings. Please note that anyone can write a book and throw it up on Kindle but to have a bestselling book in various formats that you can hand out or sell to potential clients is a massive boost to future sales by building trust.

Lastly but very importantly; don’t expect people to throw their credit card details for a $500 product at a website they have never visited before. People may well go on Amazon and spend $800 on a new TV but you are not Amazon, you don’t have that level of trust. It’s very likely that if you are selling anything over $50 you might need to have a conversation with the client on the phone before they hand over their money. So keep that in mind in your call to action in your marketing messages. Sometimes it’s better to drive potential customers towards “contact” rather than “Buy Now, Pay Here”.

I hope you have found this useful and if you’d like more details on anything discussed here I’d be happy to help. I offer a free half hour consultation on the phone or Skype. It costs nothing and there’s no obligation, just a minute of your time to fill out your information below.

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