Are you a part of the ‘Laptop Lifestyle’ world? I now am, but it was not always this way. Since starting my online business in 2006, I have undergone a major shift in my working life. For more than twenty years I got up each morning and left my house to go to work. I worked as a classroom teacher and also in real estate, so that meant I was gone for twelve to fourteen hours each day, six or seven days a week. I longed for a way to work from home. Having time flexibility where I could make my own schedule was just a dream for all of those years.
Now I am able to work from home, or from wherever I happen to be. At least one week each month I am on the road, travelling to another city to either speak at or attend a live event. These workshops and conferences give me a chance to connect with people who understand what it is like to be an online entrepreneur.
You may have a dream of doing something similar in your life. I will tell you now that it is possible to build and grow a profitable online business you can run from your home or from wherever you happen to be, once you make that commitment to get started and to stick with it. Here are some steps to get you going.
First, decide who you will serve. Any business, online or offline, is all about serving the needs of a particular group of people, whether they are people who need to have their dog groomed, have a leaky faucet, or have a fear of flying in an airplane. Once you understand this concept you can truly begin.
Next, start a blog on your chosen topic. It does not matter if you are not an expert; you will become one after months of reading, writing, and learning as much as possible. I believe that we can all become experts in an area of interest that we devote time, energy, and thought to on a regular basis. This is all for the purpose of building credibility online.
Finally, become active on the ‘Big 3’ social media sites and start talking about your topic. These sites include Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. By connecting with others you will increase your visibility very quickly.
Taking action in these areas will increase your visibility and credibility, which all lead to more profitability in the future. You deserve to have a business that serves your own needs, as well as those of your prospects, and the time to get started online is today. Be sure to go through my 21 Day Productivity Training to get started right away.