7 Tips To Increase The Success Of Your Online Business
By Stephanie Hetu
1. Outsource what takes you too long to do
When you donít have time to do something, you either donít do it, or do it
faster and make mistakes. This can hurt your business. One mistake people
often do when they start an online business on a shoestring is that they
donít give themselves a value! I hear someone saying : ďI will optimize my
site to get traffic from the search engines because it is free trafficĒ.
Think about this for a moment : if you spend 200 hours writing content for
your optimized website, it is NOT free : you have to count the hours of work
you have put in the realisation of your site! Personally, I donít have time
to write anymore, so I hire people to do it. Another thing people should
outsource more often is the things they donít have time to learn. For
example, you need to use a new software for a one-time deal. If you know it
will take you 20 hours to learn how to use the software, it might be wiser
to hire someone to do it!
2. Use the proper tools to save time
Are you still building your sites one page at a time? And when you need to
change something you need to do it manually on each pages? I know, I was
still doing that not long ago! This is hurting your business. By not using
the proper tools, or the proper software to do some things, you are often
loosing countless hours each months and this lost time could have been used
to grow your business! Think about it : is there something you could improve
today with the use of the proper tool?
3. Try something different
We often get comfortable with our site, and we stop testing new things. I
hear you say ďyes but I have a good conversion rate!Ē Great for you, but
donít you think it could still get better? Yes it could. But the only way to
find out is by testing new things. Make it a weekly task to try one new
thing. At the end of the year, you will have done 52 tests on your site andÖ
Iím sure you will have improved something!
4. Use and read your stats
I do SEO for a living, and one thing that never stops to amaze me is when
people tell me they will hire me to optimize and promote their site but they
canít ell me how many visitors they currently have! Statistics are one of
your best friend online, and you must use them and read them at least once a
month! I check them regularly and it helps me find new ways to work on my
site. Try it, and you could find hidden gems that will increase your
5. Offer a special promotion to your mailing list
Try to give a rebate, or even better, and added bonus, for a limited time.
This can increase your sales. You might make a little less profit per-sale,
but if you make 50 more sales per month, you will end up making more!
6. Seek Joint Ventures
Joint Ventures can help you grow your mailing list faster, or sell more
products. They are fairly easy to set up when you take the time to do it.
Find a website online that could have an audience interested in your product
and contact the owner. Offer her to talk about your product in exchange of a
7. Outsource what you donít like to do
Sometimes, when we start online, we canít afford to outsource the things we
donít really like doing. I used to do everything myself, but I found out
that I can grow my business so much faster when I pay someone else to do the
things that I really hate! Why? Because the things I donít like to do make
me procrastinate. By having someone else to them, I donít have to think
about it and I can concentrate on growing my business and increase my
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