Are you looking to create an online business but don’t know what to offer? If you’re one of the many people who
have this vision of what they want; to share their unique gift while allowing you to break the financial glass ceiling that
you’re experiencing, am glad you’re here because not too long ago, I had that same dream. However, I had zero people
in my email list, a disengaged social media following and I didn’t like the idea of putting myself out there but I
was determined to leap.
In today’s blog post, I’ll share with you tangible strategies on how to turn your expertise into a business that you love.
Now, what’s good about these strategies is that you can use them even when you still have your 9-5 corporate job.
I am talking about a couple of unique approaches that I have taken to build an online business where I get to make an impact.
1. What is your unique gift?
Think of your experience, skills and unique abilities and how you can use that knowledge. What is the at least 10% edge you have in a skill that you can teach your ideal customer avatar?
2. Feel the fear and do it anyway.
The thought of starting a business can be scary, but the consequences of staying the same are detrimental. Don’t let fear hold you back.
3. Start now.
The time doesn’t have to be perfect to start a business and neither does your business. You don’t have to have it all figured out and you do not have to have wild visions of changing the world for your ideas to be valid right now. Just start taking action, get scrappy and get your ideas into the world.
4. Invest in yourself.
Take courses from people who have gone before you and learn what’s working. Look at your finances and see what you can sacrifice in say the next six months or year before your business takes off and starts making a profit. Cut out the things that are not a must-have like ordering out every weekend.
5. Shift your mindset shifted, became a doer
Think of where you want to be in the next 5 years in all areas of your life. Do you want to be in the same house, same financial situation? driving the same car? Life, as we have come to see it with Covid-19 is too short. Tomorrow is not promised. You don’t want to die with your dreams. Now is the time to take action. You never know what’s going to happen, so you’ve got to try whatever you can today and start taking action.
6. Embrace video
I know I know you wish I didn’t talk about this one because probably when you think about going live makes you want to crawl under your desk. But you’ve got to get out in front of people that you normally would not have reached with a single post. That’s the power of video. I recently started doing Facebook Live and I can’t tell you the magic of video! I can reach a wider audience compared to when I put up a post. Start just a few minutes. Write down what you want to discuss in a 3×5 card. People don’t mind if you once in a while looking down at your notes. This also shows that you’re mindful of what you’re sharing and that you plan. So go ahead and make your first live and let me know on social media so I can celebrate with you.
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