In the beginning, there was a new business owner who lived in a land far, far away…
(Ok, you probably don’t live in a land far, far away. Maybe you’re in Atlanta, Washington D.C., New York, or Houston. Your life is not an actual fairytale, but you sure would like it to feel like one! We totally understand. As three entrepreneurs who are on a mission to live our most fabulous and purpose-driven, we know how much a successful business means to you.
There are tons of decisions to make when it comes to running a business. Early on you ask yourself things like this:
What kind of business?
How will it be run?
What will make the business successful?
… and on and on … and on.
If you are among the huge population of people who run an online business, then you’ve probably asked yourself questions like these:
How will people find me?
Who will my customers be?
Why will they want to buy from me?
… and so on.
These are all valid questions and the answers are not all black and white (we know, there isn’t a flat out right or wrong when it comes to running a successful business). However, there are models that you can follow to increase your success factor! We hope you are smiling because this is great news!your success depends on you and how you spend your time Click To Tweet
How is Success Achieved?
When evaluating our success as a team we have to give credit to 3 daily activities.
We understand how easy it is to get distracted when you’re working for yourself … nobody checking in or watching over your shoulder. We’ve fallen into the social media trap and the scrolling through other people’s photos trap! Don’t let this happen to you. Remember your success depends on you and how you spend your time!
Allow us to share the 3 daily activities that saved us from distraction and placed us into a productive and profitable mode!
PART 1 OF 3 – ESTABLISH YOURSELF AS AN AUTHORITY
Establishing yourself as an authority in your niche/industry is easier and way more painless than people think. There are a few things that you will have to understand before you get into the flow of this! Don’t worry, watch these few videos and if you have questions about anything … seriously we mean anything, then leave them in the comments!
After you decide what subject you are going to become the authority in, it’s critical that you know how to send your audience to a “landing page”. Don’t get intimidated by the tech language … a landing page is a technical term for a page that is used to primarily collect the email address of the visitor in exchange for an immediate or soon to come piece of value!
It’s that simple. A lot of entrepreneurs (Team Transformation included) use pop-ups and sidebar widgets on blog pages and websites to collect emails as well!
Keep watching and reading! There is more and even a little bit more on establishing yourself as an authority below:
Don’t forget to leave your questions or comments below. Establishing authority is an ongoing process, however, once you get started you might not be able to stop! It can feel like stepping into “the zone”! The last two steps for establishing authority are in the video below!
Keep reading until the very end, because there are 2 more steps that keep Team Transformation profitable and productive. You won’t want to miss these.
We’ve covered quite a bit so far! Give yourself a little hand clap because you’re probably really close to getting some of that authority establishing content out to the world! Use the graphic below to help you follow the steps to creating authority.
PART 2 OF 3 – GET CONNECTED TO A COMMUNITY
We are bringing it back to high school y’all! Did you ever have a parent or a teacher that encouraged you to get involved with extracurricular activities? Do you remember them saying that it would help you grow as a person? We definitely got those words of advice from our parents and school leaders. As we got older we found it to be 100% correct!
Deciding to participate in communities of people who have similar goals, mindset and motivations are huge for entrepreneurs. We discovered that being part of communities that allowed us to LEARN, IMPLEMENT, AND TEACH was a major factor in our success!
Find out how we get LIT in a very special community!!
PART 3 OF 3 – BECOME SUPER VISIBLE
When it comes to remaining productive and profitable, we realized early on that we always had to keep our face/voice out there. Out where you might be thinking!!?? We needed to be visible on all of the platforms that mattered to us and our audience. When we first started out, this included Facebook, Youtube, and our blog.
Here’s a little tip:
When you first start blogging your main goal is to drive traffic to your blog … get eyeballs on your pages. Having content on platforms like Youtube and Facebook were critical in helping us spread the news about our blog. It was critical that we let our friends/audience know where they could find more information on the subjects we were passionate about. This is also a great way to showcase any offers that you have available.
Many times visitors come to the blog for one thing, but end up signing up for a Wednesday Online Marketing Webinar hosted by one of our favorite communities. A lot of times they end up reaching out to us and asking questions because they see the pop-up on our blog asking them if they want to chat! Are you ready for this to happen in your business?? We are sure you are shaking your head YES!
How to remain visible
Let’s talk about one of the first things you can do to become visible. The major factor is your decision to create content that your audience wants and to then stay committed to posting the content! Decide if you are going to post once per week … or once per day? The decision is yours, just know that by making a decision you are making progress in your business.
If you are looking for some ideas, go ahead and access our content creation idea guide! We can’t wait to see what you create for your audience.
…Now it’s your turn!
We want to know where your head is right now! Are you feeling like you can finally jump-start, revive or pop off your business like the star that you are? We definitely hope that you are feeling more prepared after getting our 3 steps to becoming profitable and productive!
Have questions? Feel free to leave them below … we want to answer them LIVE in our Rose Gold Rooftop Facebook Community for Entrepreneurs.
Remember …. You got this!
(Sonya, Aria & Dejon)