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.
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