6 Tips To Move Forward With Your New Business

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Okay, you’ve set up your online business, including having a website, and social media accounts etc.  This article assumes you followed all the steps in the first two parts of How To Turn What You Love Into A Business.  Now how to proceed forward in running your online business is what we’ll go over. 

This is not much different than if you were operating an affiliate marketing business as you would not be haring an affiliate marketing ID unless you would expand into that later. 

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To go forward, here are some steps to keep in mind:

Repeat steps 1 through 4 daily.

Note:  These tips can be modified as needed.  This is not a strict to do list but a modifiable guide to give you some idea how to go about your daily business.

1)- Daily Routine – You would do what you normally would do on a daily basis with what you love doing keeping in mind that it’s now a business.  This includes keeping track of any sales online or offline at your business.

2)- Become a note taker – Make notes of any kind of anything that goes on during the day.  Such as what product you are making.  Anything pertinent that goes on during the day.

3)- Apply as needed – You can apply any tasks as you see fit to incorporate into you daily business regarding your online part of your business.

4)- End of day – This is a crude way of putting it, but it refers to your actual business offline and online.  You would just finish up with what you are doing, such as totaling sales for the day etc.

Let's Blog!

5)- Blogging – Yes and you thought the day was over.  You can schedule this part as it fits into your daily weekly routine:

      a)- Preparing for your posts – You would gather all your notes for the day or week and review them and decide what kind of article you want to write for your blog.  If needed, you’d need to do any research on what you are writing about.  Consider the type of post, are you writing a “how to” post, or an “about” post for something you did today?  This all depends on the topics you are wanting to write about and the niche you are in. 

      b)- Scheduling posts – If you are using wordpress, you have the ability to schedule your posts for a specific day and time of the week.  This is an optional feature as you can post immediately.

      c)- Update website as needed – Any other area of the website or blog can be updated as needed when you feel changes should be made.

    d)- Content creation – For tips to assist you in creating content, check out Affilorama.com for their empowering section on content creation.  They mainly focus on affiliate marketing, but a lot of their tips on content creation is a good resource for anyone running an online business with a blog.

     Check out:  https://www.affilorama.com/content-creation?=aff=bisky1

Blogging tips:  It’s best to write a post that is at least 1000 words.  Also, it is recommended to stick with a consistent blogging schedule.  If you are going to post twice a week, then stick to twice a week.  If you are doing once a week, then stick to that.  The important thing here is consistency.  You want your readers to know when to expect to see what you are writing about.

You should also do keyword research so that people can find your posts online.  Keyword research are words or phrases that relate to what you are writing about.  Check out How To Conduct Keyword Research For Beginners.  If you have a SEO plugin you can put the keywords into it to help draw people  to your blog.  Recommended SEO plugin is “All in one SEO” found in the wordpress repository for free.

6)- End of Period – What this is referring to is End of Month, End of Quarter, and End of Year.  The types of reports you may need to do for your business.  You would have to see what you need for your area and type of business.  This is mainly for tax purposes.

Other recommendations.

a)- Book Keeping software – For ease of book keeping, it would be recommended to use some sort of financial software to keep your records.  This is very helpful for your taxes.

b)- Backup your data – I already mentioned this in part 2.  I just wanted to reemphasize how important this step is.  You can create your own backup routine.  Daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly etc.  At the very least backup once a month to start with and change as you see fit.

      – Backing up your data includes both your website data as well as your offline data you have for your financials, documents and other work you do on your desktop or laptop computer.

c)- Inventory – If you create anything that you would sell and make multiples of it, you may fun into a need to start keeping inventory.  Your financial software may include a module for inventory.

d)- The Computer – Whether it be a desktop or laptop, it’s recommended to keep it just for the business if at all possible and don’t let anyone use that computer.  Have a computer for personal use and one for the business.

e)- SecurityThis is VERY important.  The internet is not a friendly place and issues can and will happen.  I highly recommend you install a security plugin.  If you are using wordpress, then I recommend Wordfence Security. Wordfence Security can be found in the wordpress repository.  It has bot a FREE option and a PRO option.  The FREE option provides very adequate security for most issues.

Previous related posts.

How To Turn What You Love Doing Into A Business Part 1

How To Turn What You Love Doing Into A Business – Cont’d

Resources Available For Non Affiliate Marketers

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Tim

I'm a Blogger, into Wordpress, social media, Internet Marketing, Entrepreneur.

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