Congrats, friend – by completing this quiz, you’ve shown your commitment to creating a new revenue stream. According to your responses, your best bet is starting an online store!
Your discerning eye + entrepreneurial skills = magic. And rest assured that there are hundreds of people willing to pay for your products – you just have to get serious about putting yourself out there…
As an online storekeeper, you’ll be able to set your own hours and pursue your passion, but that doesn’t mean it’s always a walk in the park. Owning a business comes with a lot of responsibility, but I’m willing to bet you’ve got what it takes!
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
How to Kick-Start Your Online Business in Three Simple Steps
1. Narrow Down Your Niche
No matter what sort of online business you’re starting, it’s necessary to niche way the heck down. If you’re new to entrepreneurship, niching down means deciding on your ideal customer or client and aligning your marketing with their interests and needs – the more specific you can be, the better!
Say you want to sell to new mothers, instead of leaving it at that, dig a little deeper – maybe your ideal customer or client is actually a health-conscious mom trying to stay in shape while caring for her baby. Instead of leaning on generalities, niching down will allow you to speak directly to her and make her feel seen.
2. Establish an Online Presence
Once you’ve niched down your target demographic, it’s time to establish your online presence. I ALWAYS recommend starting with a website, so you have somewhere to direct your social media traffic. WordPress, Squarespace, and Wix make building a site easy, but if tech isn’t your thing, consider hiring a website designer.
Next, pick a couple of social media platforms to focus in on. While it can be tempting to create content across all platforms – especially for a new business – keeping up with that many demands can be overwhelming and might leave you feeling drained. If you’re uncertain, stick with Facebook and Instagram.
3. Get the Word Out
So you’re all set up online… now what? Start creating content and connecting with potential customers and clients! A steady stream of content is useful because it can help establish you as an expert in your field and get your name out there.
On top of that, use your new social media accounts to reach out to your ideal customers and clients. Don’t be shy, friend, it’s time to make yourself known.