25 Easy Ways to Grow Your Online Business

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  • 25 EASY WAYS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE

    2 Copyright Joan Yankowitz. All Rights Reserved. http://digitalmarketingsecretsclub.com

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    Table of Contents Introduction ............................................................................................... 4

    1. Build Your Email List .............................................................................. 4

    2. Contact Some of Your Customers Personally ........................................ 5

    3. Organize Your Desk .............................................................................. 6

    4. Set Yourself a Challenge ....................................................................... 6

    5. Get a Standing Desk ............................................................................. 7

    6. Set Goals ............................................................................................... 8

    7. Network ................................................................................................. 8

    8. Stop Doing Tasks You Hate ................................................................... 9

    9. Create Your Own Products .................................................................... 9

    10. Prioritize Your Marketing Strategies .................................................. 10

    11. Know Your USP ................................................................................. 10

    12. Start Outsourcing .............................................................................. 11

    13. Take a Day off ................................................................................... 12

    14. Interview Other People in Your Field ................................................. 12

    15. Take a Regular Look at Your Finances .............................................. 12

    16. Raise Your Prices .............................................................................. 13

    17. Collect Your Buyers Emails ............................................................... 13

    18. Create Consistent Social Media Profiles ........................................... 14

    19. Dont Try to Market to Everyone ........................................................ 14

    20. Highlight Benefits, Not Features ........................................................ 15

    21. Add Visuals to Your Content .............................................................. 16

    22. Dont Overspend ............................................................................... 16

    23. Take Advantage of Cross-Selling ...................................................... 17

    24. Join a Mastermind Group .................................................................. 17

    25. Sell More to Existing Clients .............................................................. 18

    Bonus! Top Digital Marketing Resources ................................................ 19

    About The Author .................................................................................... 20

  • 25 EASY WAYS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE

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    Introduction Working online is never easy, and there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done that you need to. So use this as a resource that you can constantly refer back to. Your business is a work in progress; there are always ways to improve the way you do things. Pick a tip, implement it and see how it helps. Once youve mastered it, move onto the next one. Now lets get to it. Here are 25 easy ways to grow your online business!

    1. Build Your Email List Well start with the obvious since its the advice youre most likely to have already heard online: the moneys in the list! People keep saying the same old thing because its true. You might be thinking you should focus on getting search engine traffic, or hits from social media. But the bottom line is that, although this works, you can never fully control whether Google chooses to place your site at the top of the search results, or whether Facebook chooses to show your updates to all your fans. An email list is something you have a lot more control over. If your site disappeared from the search engines overnight, you could still make a living from your email list. Plus, email marketing is a more direct way to get in touch with people than social media or search engine marketing. People are far more likely to hear what you have to say (even though you do still need to work hard to earn their trust).

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    Remember, the best time to start your email list was yesterday. Failing that, start today!

    2. Contact Some of Your Customers Personally Building a successful business, whether online or offline, is all about building relationships with others. Building relationships with your customers means that they will keep coming back to buy more from you. And building relationships with other business owners means that they could just help you grow your customer base. If you want to improve those relationships, start making an effort to contact some of your customers and business contacts personally. Some ideas include:

    Sending your top affiliates a birthday card.

    Emailing a top customer thanking them and asking if they have any product requests.

    Emailing a blogger who you admire and giving them your positive feedback.

    Yes, this is time consuming, but you can set a doable goal try two emails per week. Youll really notice the results!

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    3. Organize Your Desk You spend so much time sat at your desk every week, but have you ever put much thought into how your desk layout makes you feel? Numerous studies have shown that certain items on our desks can have a psychological impact on our work. Here are a few tips:

    Messy desks encourage creativity.

    Tidy desks encourage conformity.

    Decorating your desk with personal items can improve productivity.

    The same goes for decorating desks with plants.

    4. Set Yourself a Challenge All online business owners have times when they just stop moving forward. You might find yourself procrastinating more and in need of something to give you and your business a kick start. A challenge can do just that! A challenge means setting a goal for a short period of time...say 21 days or 1 month. During that time youll do something above and beyond what you normally do like posting on your blog every single day, interacting with 20 people on social media, or writing 2,000 words. Not only will the challenge push you to achieve more, but its also a great time to test how much of an impact these activities have on your business. If you have a blog, make the challenge public! Invite people to join and youll be building your brand and community in the process!

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    5. Get a Standing Desk Although not directly related to online business, your health is extremely important. Unfortunately internet marketers often sit down for large portions of the day. There are a huge number of risks of sitting down too much, including:

    A higher risk of dying sooner from any cause.

    An increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

    Negative effects on the metabolic system.

    Difficult to reverse even if you exercise regularly. This is why you should consider buying a standing desk. That way, even though you need to be at your desk for large periods of time, you can help combat the effects of sitting down all day. You should also incorporate regular exercise into your daily routine. Even if you think youre too busy, remember that getting away from your computer to exercise will actually help you to be more productive when you get back.

    Want to keep fit and work at the same time? The Executive Stand Steady standing desk is comfortable, affordable, and compatible with your existing desk.

    Stand Up While You Work and Stay Healthy!

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    6. Set Goals You can only improve your business if you have a clear idea of where you want it to go. This usually means setting goals. Sure, you can achieve success without goals, but thats kind of like stumbling upon some buried treasure without a map. Youll have much more chance of finding that treasure if you know where youre going! You should set both short-term and long-term goals, and make sure that every goal you choose is SMART. That means its specific, measurable, actually attainable, realistic, and has a time limit.

    7. Network Networking can bring your business to new levels that just wouldnt be possible by doing it all alone. Your contacts can introduce you to powerful people, share your content, help you come up with new ideas or even become friends! There are a number of ways to network more in your business:

    Attend live events

    Make personal contact with some of your customers

    Email bloggers you admire just to say hello

    Have conversations on social media

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    Arrange to meet your online colleagues in real life

    Chat with others in marketing forums

    Comment on other peoples blogs

    Respond to comments made on your blog. Make a goal to spend just 10 minutes a day doing activities like this and youll improve your business network.

    8. Stop Doing Tasks You Hate Improving your business isnt just about improving your profits. Its also about creating the ideal business for you. This is why you should take steps towards avoiding all the tasks you help. Everyone has to do things they dont always enjoy in their business, but the more your business grows, the more opportunity youll get to eliminate them completely. There are two ways to go about this:

    You can outsource those tasks to someone else. (Start small if your budget is limited and keep increasing the amount you outsource as you go).

    You can eliminate those tasks from your business. This second option isnt always feasible with day-to-day admin tasks, but if youre not enjoying something, it could be a sign that your business needs to move in a new direction.

    9. Create Your Own Products Having your own products is one of the best ways to increase your earnings as an online marketer. Its one thing to promote other peoples products as an affiliate; its another thing when you promote your own products.

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    When you offer your own products, people see you as more of an expert. They start listening more to what you have to say, and theyre more likely to buy when you promote other peoples products. You can also set these up products to sell 24/7 on your website, so its possible to make money while you sleep.

    10. Prioritize Your Marketing Strategies Things are always changing in the world of online marketing, and there are always new strategies to try. Unfortunately, however, we are all limited on time and itll never be possible to try out every single marketing strategy there is! Thats why its important to prioritize. This will help reduce overwhelm and help you get on with the things that really need to be done. How do you prioritize? Start by thinking about what brings you in the most money. This might mean focusing on your email marketing efforts. If you subsequently want to try a new marketing strategy (such as social media), schedule it so that you dont spend more time on it than necessary.

    11. Know Your USP The great thing about the internet is that there is opportunity for everyone to get out there and create names for themselves. The bad thing is that, because so many people are doing it, it can be hard to get noticed! This is why you need to know your Unique Selling Proposition (USP) the feature that makes you different from your competition.

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    It could be that youre the cheapest (although this isnt usually the best way to go!), or that you promise to make things as simple as possible for your customer. Some real life examples include KFCs unique blend of herbs and spices, or Apples beautifully made products. People are willing to pay for more expensive products because they have that something special compared to their rivals. How do you figure out your USP? Youll need to sit down and do a lot of brainstorming. Think about you and your clients and how you can combine what you have to offer with what they need. Theres your USP and it might change in the future.

    12. Start Outsourcin...