Streamline Your Online Business Ideas
Imagine life 365 days from now once you took action on just one of the brilliant online business ideas you have.
Have you been dreaming of, planning and praying your online empire for some time now?
The passive income, the 5-hour workweeks, and living in the ‘Netflix’ and chill mode.’
YES!!! I too dream of that.
But here’s the thing.
I could give a pretty convincing argument that the phrase ‘passive income’ should be banned as it relates to business period, exclamation point.
Yeah about that, that’s a post for another time.
But taking a viable online business idea and turning it into a six or seven-figure business is becoming less a dream and more a reality for lots of passionate entrepreneurs.
Consequently, learning how to build a captivating brand and systematically attracting people online begins with a real talent. I know that doesn’t scare you. We all have talents and skills we’ve honed and teaching, coaching and sharing your expertise at scale can be very rewarding and profitable.
Here’s the thing, once you know exactly what you want to share, make a commitment to start working on a plan and putting a system in place to make it happen.
Your dream can happen but it takes a strong vision, a plan and real work.
No secret, taking a book, blog, merchandise or business from an idea to profitability requires focus and next-level hustle, but are you afraid of that?
Exactly, I didn’t think so.
Furthermore, if you’re ready to narrow down your business idea and figure out what online business model would work best for you let’s chat.
If only the well-meaning discussions with your BFF about your game-changing biz could make it pop, you’d be rich!
I can relate, I procrastinated for years before taking my idea and talents online.
If your online business idea has been a staple in your head year after year, it’s time to move forward.
By now you’re tired of dreaming how your life could play out if you could pursue what you love full-time.
Consequently, you likely know you’d make more money and impact online doing something you love doing.
In moments of real clarity, It’s evident to you.
That the sooner you can escape the constraints of the 9-5 employee or 8-8 entrepreneur grind, you can build something amazing.
And the thought of you being able to own your time ultimately gives you goosebumps.
But then, nothing happens.Why does your mind spend countless time concocting new online business ideas to resort back to your comfort zone? Click To Tweet
I think you know, but if there is any question in your mind here’s the nasty truth.
Our comfort zone is where we’re most comfortable and LAZY.
The Ugly Truth About Comfort Zones
There are undeniably valid reasons for you to cling to your ideals of stability.
It’s normal to feel stressed when you don’t know what’s going to happen next.
For many ‘would be’ successful online entrepreneurs and personal brands, the stress of leaving your fate to your job, boss and the economy is more doable than taking the big leap.Uncertainty is an emotion that signals the brain to kickstart learning, according to a Yale research recently published. Click To Tweet
This study is just another among a long line of studies that show, we learn the most when there is uncertainty.
The study concludes, and I concur, not being in learning mode 24/7 is a good thing, because who wants to learn all the time?
But, as an advocate for people with a dream and the soft skills, experiences, and talent to make that dream a business reality, I believe wholeheartedly in temporary discomfort.
Furthermore, science continues to prove that when you’re chilling in your comfort zone, you’re NOT learning.
How To Streamline Your Business Ideas
You’re in the great company of human nature to overvalue the perceived security of having a traditional job.
And it’s the path of least resistance to allow your steady income and convenience to rock you to sleep in your comfort zone.
But what now?
First, decide if you’re willing to trade in the benefits of being an employee for the uncertainty of becoming a business owner.
And, don’t take the pros and cons likely.
It isn’t easy to pursue your business dream and start an online business, and it’s NOT for everyone!
It takes persistent effort, a plan, and some hustle juice to build out your online business idea.
Your Belief Will Sustain Your New Venture
Above all else, if you don’t believe in your products or services, no one else will.
Success-driven entrepreneurs carry an unwavering commitment to using what they know and can do to empower themselves and others.
In their minds, there is no doubt that their gifts, skills, and talents are best leveraged working for themselves.
If you’re not afraid of exploring your fullest potential, and you’re committed to doing the work, fabulous!
An online business could transform your life.
Likely, you’ve convinced yourself you’re too busy, and you don’t have the time.
I hear you, but what’s more important than fulfilling your purpose, doing work you care deeply about and serving those you want to help?
You Can Own Your Economy
I didn’t take the online business leap until it became shamefully obvious I hadn’t scaled my traditional marketing business.
Face to face with a huge missed opportunity; I realized it was my time to pivot and refresh.
The most valued lesson learned is that procrastination and fear are the biggest dream snatchers in these virtual streets.
I knew I could efficiently run an online business that would become more intentional, purpose-driven, and successful than the old model.
There was NO doubt in my mind, I could free up more time and serve more of the people I have always wanted to help.
But here’s the thing, I made the same ‘BS’ excuses so many ‘would be’ profitable entrepreneurs often make.
Once I stepped out of my comfort zone and packaged my services into digital ones, something magical happened.
I discovered how seamless it is to offer my services online and actually service more people without doing more work.
Well, isn’t that something?
Daily, I see first hand how eCommerce and online businesses have become the fastest growing industries worldwide.
From where I sit, it’s jaw-dropping apparent how online sales worldwide reached $2.304 trillion.
How a 24.8% increase in year over year has happened in the online space, yet double-digit growth over the next few years is expected, according to eMarketer.
3 Profitable Online Business Ideas In 2019 & Beyond
Start A Blog To Monetize It
We’re in the heart of an era where millions of people are online looking for how-to’s on everything from gardening to marketing.
If you have an area of expertise where you can teach or inspire people around a subject, blogging is a viable online business option.
As a blogger, once you decide the main topic or idea you want to cover and blog about, find a niche that suits you.
In your role as a blogger, to stand out and make traction fast, you need to create engaging content for your target audience.
I’m talking about consistently creating blog posts that educate, inform, inspire, or entertains your potential dream customers.
Once you establish your brand and build a following, package your knowledge into info-based digital products around your blog’s topic to sell from your blog.
As a blogger, You’re A Content Creator
I started my first personal branding blog in 2014 and have started two more since.
The impact that you can have when you share what seems so natural to you may surprise you.
I used my first blog as a way to build an email list, I later monetized.
From that first blog, the idea to write my book, Personal Branding Through On-Purpose Living was born, and I continued to grow that email list to over 5000.
For you, the goal is to sell something valuable your audience will want, and you have lots of options.
If I were you, I’d opt for things like ebooks, digital products, sponsored posts, coaching services around your blog topic, and your own branded merchandise.
Ready to put in the work and create content around something you already know about?
Great, cause blogging can be extremely profitable, no secret, some bloggers are out here making over 100k per month.
Self Publish A Book Or Amazon
I would argue that most professionals and creatives have a solid book idea in them.
If you have unique experiences and understand how to do something well, package it as a book or ebook, and sell it.
Write your ebook or hard copy book from your viewpoint: that’s your unique vantage point and have it self-published.
Similar to a blog, create an online platform in the form of a website for your book. Create content for it around the topic of your book.
If you’ve been thinking about publishing an ebook or book, do it.
Do Your Book Publishing Homework On The Front End
Start building a brand and connecting online with the ideal people you’d want to buy your book.
Begin using your social media posts to create micro-blogs about the topics you’re thinking of covering in your book.
Pay attention to what content gets the most engagement and spark the most conversations.
Then set aside at least an hour each week to start writing your book.
Open a new Google docs file and get to writing.
Start with the end goal of what you want people to know when they’re done reading the book and how you want them to feel.
Use your answers as a guide for the book’s outline, the chapters, the stories to share, and the tone of voice you’ll use in your writing.
For some helpful tips to get you started the right way, visit Amazon’s standards.
Create A Digital Product
As it’s worth repeating, I’m a big fan of knowledge-based products.
Do you have a clear area of expertise in which you want to use the knowledge you already have to serve people?
If so, creating a digital product can change your life.
Exactly what I mean by a digital product?
Digital products are anything you can create and sell entirely online from your laptop.
To name a few, you can package your knowledge, expertise, passion, or craft in several ways.
There are online courses, ebooks, coaching, online memberships, digital magazines, photography, packaged services, download templated, workbooks, guides, meal plans, workout regimes, hair care guides, make-up application cheatsheets, and the list goes on.
Imagine as an online coach hopping on the Web to provide your expertise to coaching clients via Skype or Google Hangout.
You can set up weekly, monthly, or, even daily schedules depending on the client and projects you have.
Or, you could have an online course to teach the experiences, craft, skills, or talent you’ve been using your entire professional career.
What about your passion or personal interests?
You’ve got options to choose from when deciding what products or services to create and monetize in your online business.
Where To Go From Here
We live in the heart of a time where you can create, launch, and grow the entirety of your business from your laptop.
Once you kick the idea of remaining comfortable to the curb what’s not to be little-girl giggly about?To take your online business idea a step further, I'm sharing The Ultimate Brand & Business Building Plan. Click To Tweet
If you haven’t yet, grab my FREE 8 step brand and business building plan to help you work through building your online business the right way.
I challenge you to step outside of the status quo.
Make 2020 the year you write the book, launch the blog, and start the business.
Oh, and PLEASE let’s debunk this all or nothing myth in the online world.
Many successful online entrepreneurs continue to balance a 9 to 5 while building their online businesses.
If you’re serious about the big business idea of yours, nothing warrants procrastination.
Get out you out of your comfort zone and narrow down your most viable business idea.
Think about the one thing you’d most want to do and would love creating products and services around.
Get creative with how you could use your unique talent, skills, and expertise.
The key is to provide a solution to your audience in your fresh and unique way.
Intertwine your personal brand, your story, message, and unique point of view into your business model.
Building my online business with unwavering purpose is rewarding. And it can be for you too.
Drop me a note below and let me know what online business idea you’re going with and how I can help.