What Do You Need To Start An Online Business? Starting an online business could be the right decision one can make in the world where the safest jobs are becoming riskier, and the economy uncertain.
While the opportunities to make it online are out there in abundance, most online entrepreneurs still don’t know what it takes to build a successful business. Throughout this article, I have disclosed common sense, yet powerful methods to become a successful online entrepreneur. Let’s dive in without any delay.
Invest in Knowledge
You have probably heard the saying, the best investment is the one you make on yourself, and building a successful online-based business is not different. The point I’m trying to make here is success stems from knowledge rather than shortcuts of any kind.
You’ve got to be willing to study, read books written on how to succeed as an online entrepreneur, attend seminars in order to upgrade skills and learn new strategies.
You’ve got to invest money
Starting an online business requires an investment in terms of money. The exact amount depends on the kind of business one wants to start, but nobody should deceive you with making money online for free, there is no such thing as free in the online world.
If you have been looking for opportunities to earn money online, you have probably come across things like ” sign up for free, or free membership”, and these are nothing else but marketing strategies, once getting to a certain level you’ve got to subscribe for the premium membership, in order to take advantage of all the features.
Don’t listen to the so-called Guru
Gurus are the propagandists in the online world. These are the people pretending to have strategies to earn money overnight. As I have said making money or earning a passive income online is realistic if you comply with the requirements mentioned in this article. But during your journey, you will eventually come across people luring you with their groundbreaking strategies to earn money in a relatively short time.
The so-called Guru are simply savvy marketers making money at the expense of ignorance and impatience of most people looking for quick ways to make money online.
Success comes to those who work persistently toward a worthy goal. I must admit that there is always an exception to the rule, but expecting to make money overnight will surely lead you to frustration.
You’ve got to be willing to pay the price through hard work and patience, only that way you can really become successful in the long term.
Choose your business model.
Choosing a business that best suits your skills can be difficult when the opportunities are out there in abundance. Due to my experience, I personally recommend the blogging business to anyone who doesn’t know which way to go. The blogging business is by far the easiest and yet profitable business anyone can start online.
What is blog
A blog is a website that allows users to reflect, share opinions, and discuss various topics in the form of an online journal, sometimes letting readers comment on their posts.
What do you need to start a blogging business
In this second part of the article, I will be going through the steps necessary to build a successful blog website, and the process can still be applied to any marketing related online business.
Choose the right web hosting for your blog website
A web hosting is a server that stores your website data. This is the most neglected, yet one of the vital parts of a blog website. No matter how effectively you comply with the above requirements, you are likely to fail as a blogger if you host your blog site in the wrong web hosting company.
Make sure your blog website loads fast.
Web hosting companies are most of the time responsible for how fast a website loads and your blog website speed as you will see later is vital to your blogging business.
Search engines dislike slow loading blog website
Every blogger knows the fact that without traffic, a blogger can never earn money. Traffic is simply the number of visitors or people coming to your blog website on a regular basis. The more traffic a blog can have on a monthly basis the more money the author or the blogger will eventually make.
The best source of free traffic is undoubtedly the search engines ( Google, Yahoo, Bing), although there are alternatives out there, I personally believe that none of them come close to the search engines. It has been reported that over 4 billion searches are done on Google alone every single day ( source).
Over four billion searches on a daily basis mean two things to a blogger. It means more traffic and more money. In order to get more traffic, your blog must have a good ranking position, in order words most of your posts must be on the first page of the search engines.
As I have said in one of my previous articles, slow loading websites are the enemy number two of the search engines. Those blog websites don’t rank well on different search engines. When a site doesn’t rank well it has less or no traffic from search organic, and no traffic means no revenue.
How often does your web hosting backup your website?
Aside from looking at the loading speed of your blog, it is highly recommended to check how often your web hosting company backups your blog website.
The ideal is a daily backup, if your web hosting company backups your blog website once every week or twice every month, you should consider switching to another one, and I strongly recommend the Siterubix for whoever wants to start a blogging business safely.
Choose your niche market
Most people start their blogging business searching for the niche market without looking at the quality of service provided by their web hosting company.
As I have already said, no matter how profitable your niche market is, your business will not make you any money unless you have a fast loading blog website.
Let’s now talk about the niche market. The niche market is a relatively small and specialist, yet profitable, market. There are probably millions of niche markets available in the blogging business, in fact, whatever you may think about is a niche market.
Choose the right niche market
The key here is not only to choose a niche market but to choose the right one. Most bloggers generally approach the niche market topic the wrong way, their recommendation is to choose a hot niche market( trending topics). Hot niche markets are undoubtedly more profitable.
Don’t choose a hot niche market unless.
My personal recommendation is to choose a hot niche market unless you have some knowledge of it. One of the hot niche markets is ” how to lose weight, and needless to say that it is one of the most profitable niche markets out there, but I personally can’t recommend the losing weight niche to someone unless that person knows the tips of losing weight.
Your passion is the right niche for your business
I strongly recommend people to build their blogging business around their passion in order to stay away from content plagiarism. Content plagiarism is the act of copying an article from a different website and pasting it to yours.
Content plagiarism is the enemy number one of the search engines. Anytime a blogger gets involved in this practice, sooner or later his blog will be banned, and needless to say that many blogs have been banned from search engines due to this practice, and those choosing hot niche markets without any knowledge will eventually be banned anytime.
My recommendation is to choose a niche market related to your passion simply because passion and knowledge go hand in hand. What I mean is you can’t be passionate about something and ignorant about its basics.
You must have some knowledge about your passion or else it is not your passion, and that is the safest way of building a successful blog business.