The Daily Life Of An Online Business Owner

Okay we are at the fifth and final part of this series, and just as a recap here's what we've covered…

1. How to find a niche that you love and that is PROFITABLE. Both things are vital!

You can see that post at http://liztomey.com/blog/do-you-love-your-niche

2. Setting up your business foundation. Another vital component, and you've GOT to do it right.

You can see that post at http://liztomey.com/blog/the-biz-foundation-method

3. Monetizing the business you've built.

You can see that post at http://liztomey.com/blog/turning-on-the-money-in-your-business

4. Driving the RIGHT traffic into your new business.

You can see that post at http://liztomey.com/blog/the-truth-about-traffic

Today we're going to wrap things up by talking about what you need to be doing each day to keep your business running.

Now there are so many different types of online businesses that you can run, so this is going to be different for everyone, but here's what most people will be doing.

Some of things you will do daily, some weekly, some monthly. Is what I recommend that you do is write down everything you need to do and then input it into a calendar.

I have Google Calendar setup for this, and have it set to email me every morning at 5am with my “to dos” for the day. I get an email every day and know exactly what I'm supposed to be doing, and this keeps me super focused and on track!

Alright so let's take a look at the typical stuff and this is in no particular order.

Customer support – It doesn't matter if you're selling your own products, selling products as an affiliate, or just running a content site you monetize with ads. There are real people coming through your business. If you're not selling your own products you will have less customer support than someone who is, but you still need to make sure that your audience has a way to contact you, and that you are responding back to them.

Learning – You can never stop learning. Either you're learning about new marketing tactics and strategies you can use in your business, how to make more money in your business, other ways to make money, and the list goes on and on, but you need to have dedicated time to learning more about running your business.

Content creation – If you have an online business it's in constant need of content. Your content hub for your business foundation always needs content, if you're using social media to get traffic then your social media sites always need content, if email is part of your online business then you need content for that, and the list goes on and on.

Money makers – Every day my first thought in my business is what is going to make me money today? What can I add to my business to make more money? Finding a product to promote as an affiliate. Working on creating a product to sell. Creating a marketing campaign. There are so many things you can be doing, but every day I'm working on something that makes me money either right this moment or in the future. You need to be working on this daily too.

Traffic – Like we talked yesterday. When you stop working on getting traffic into your business, the traffic stops, and you don't make money. Every single day you need to be working on traffic. I typically split my working time in half. Half of the time I have to work I spend on traffic generation. The other half is devoted to everything else.

Now as I said… Depending on your business will depend on what of these things you'll do and how much you will do of them. There are many many many other things too, but you get the idea here.

So back to my advice above…

Spend a week running your business, as you do things, note them. Then take those notes and input everything into a calendar so you have something to look at each day and KNOW what you're supposed to be doing.

Okay… That wraps up this series!

We've covered a ton of information, and I hope you're putting it to use.

If you'd like to see a complete online business built from scratch, and how all of these things work together, I highly recommend that you grab a seat in the Get An Online Business Workshop.

Everything I've covered in this series is covered in this workshop, but you get to see it ALL put into action, so you can do the same thing.

Right now the price is discounted, so make sure you check it out right now before the price goes up again.

You can grab your seat at https://learningim.com/get-an-online-business-workshop-wp

Talk soon!

Liz

The Liz Tomey Map

Okay so I decided to do something pretty cool after having so many people ask me where all of my sites and offers were. I had a graphic created that shows you EVERYTHING from a simple map.  You can see that below and/or click here for the clickable map in PDF format that you can download.  Hopefully this will help you in finding exactly what you need from me. 🙂

 

Email Marketing Casestudy – Relationship Building

 

So the other day I got an interesting email. I read this person's emails religiously. He sends them, I open immediately, and read…

I've done a video showing you why and how you can get the same results from your readers.

Also I've got an entire resource page that is an ongoing and regularly updated resource for everything you need related to email marketing. You can click here to see it. Save it and refer back to it as you go through the LIFE LONG process of learning email marketing >>> http://liztomey.com/blog/online-business-resources-topic/email-marketing-resources

Watch the video, take notes, and implement what I'm teaching you here…

 

You Should Quit These Things In Your Business

And something I want to talk to you about today is quitting

I'm constantly telling you that you shouldn't quit, that failure isn't an option, and that you need to keep going. For the most part that is true, but there are some things that you and I are doing in our business that just aren't working and you need to QUIT those things.

Let me explain…

I've had a Twitter account for years. I've got over 2,000 followers on there, but I've NEVER been able to engage many of those people. If I can't engage those people they aren't clicking on my links, reading my stuff, buying anything, etc. I'm wasting my time over there!

So I'm quitting Twitter because it simply isn't working for ME. Doesn't mean it doesn't work for others, but it doesn't work for ME.

I recommend you take a look at the things in your marketing and see what isn't working for you and QUIT doing those things.

Facebook marketing both paid and just my regular things I do on there works great for me. Blogging works great for me. Webinars work great for me. Getting affiliates to promote my stuff works great for me. So if all of these things are working why waste my time on the things that don't?

Now I will be keeping my Twitter account because there are some things that I like about it. Like you can do a viral advertising campaign and get people to share your content on there and I eventually want to try out their paid advertising platform, but I'm not going to be tweeting or paying attention to the platform any longer. I can use that time to focus on the things that are WORKING in my business!

If you learn a tactic to market your business and you do everything you can with it to make it work and it simply just doesn't work for you then it's time to quit and either find something else to make work OR put more time into what IS working.

Before you give up though do make sure you're doing everything right with what you're trying and seek help to make sure you are! This is where a marketing coach can help you and if you need someone to look at what you're doing and tell you if you're doing it right I'd love to help you. Just grab a coaching minutes package from me at CoachingMinutes.com and we can get on the phone and I can help you!

So take a few hours today to look at all the things you're doing in your business to market it. What IS working? What is NOT working? Of what's NOT working what can you stop doing?

I'd love to hear your thoughts about this. Just leave them in the comments below…

To your success!

Liz

The Newbie’s Guide To Funnels Crash Course

There’s currently a lot of talk about funnels lately. And no not those things you use to put oil into your car… I’m talking about marketing funnels that you can setup to create automated marketing machines that sell products (digital or physical) for you on autopilot.

Once you have these bad boys all setup, you simply focus on traffic, and these funnels do all the selling for you. This is as close to making money while you sleep as you’ll ever get!

Below is a crash course I’ve created for those of you who don’t quite understand this whole “funnel” thing. I’ll explain what funnels are and show you a few examples, and even tell you how you can get your own totally done for you funnel system setup quick!

 

If you have any questions about what I've covered here please let me know by leaving a comment below…

Liz

P.S. Don’t want to take on the daunting task of creating your own funnel? Then grab your own ready to go money gettin’ funnel at http://www.ReadyToGoSystems.com/YourOwnEmpireV1

 

Taking Payments Online – The Big Decision

Are you having issues deciding what to do to take payments online?

Don't worry… This is a HUGE issue that many have, but you can't let that hold you back. Educate yourself about what you're options are, interact on forums or Facebook with people in the Internet marketing niche, and find out what's going to be the best solution for you.

I did a webinar not too long ago on this topic to help you a bit more. Watch the video below where we talked about the different payment processors out there and which one you should use depending on your business.

 

If you have any questions or anything to add, please leave your comments below…