How to Jump-start your Online Business in 3-weeks

How to Jump-start your Online Business in 3-weeks

“It's easy to get stuck in a rut and keep doing things the way they've always been done, but this will prevent you from reaching a wider audience.”

- Adrian Nita, founder of The Mind Blown

The worldwide pandemic has left many Philippines with a lot of free time at home, and with that, people start looking for new hobbies that they can do to make their time productive. Some Filipinos had developed their entrepreneurial spirit and started doing online businesses. Online shopping grew 57% in the first half of this year, according to a report by eCommerce platform iprice.ph. This just proves that online businesses are now a trend and is now slowly evolving how business works.

Starting an online business requires planning and research. There are a lot of unique businesses that grow with their own strategies. And it will require you a lot of commitment, perseverance and patience to keep them going – but passion makes all the difference. So, understanding and setting a goal for your business is important. This goal will keep it up and running.

You can check out our last article and see how you can launch your business with a purpose:

https://jlsalomonmebconsultancy.com/2021/10/20/launch-and-develop-your-business-with-a-purpose/

After knowing your purpose, it’s time to turn it into reality. Since online business is emerging and it’s giving us an opportunity to start in the comfort of our homes, it’s an advantage we don’t want to miss.

Here are some tips on how you can jumpstart your online business:

1. Build a better and faster website

Your website will be the first thing people see when they visit, and it is how prospects and customers will know who you are. It’s basically your online company profile. Our advice is to make an impression by having a well-designed website.

2. Use SEO to get more results

Search engines like Google look for keywords that people search for when they want specific products, so the more those keywords are implemented into your site and its content — such as blogs and product descriptions — the easier it is for users to discover you.

3. Use an aged domain name

An aged domain is a domain address that has a few years around the internet. It automatically generates a sense of trustworthiness for search engines, making it hard to compete with them.

4. Have a dominant social-media presence

A massive part of any business's success today is the presence it has online. Social-media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest have been invaluable tools to businesses big and small companies. By learning how to use these platforms effectively, you’ll be able to increase your following or subscribers, get tons of new visitors and be discovered.

5. Use advertising methods wisely

Google AdWords, Bing Ads, Facebook ads are some online tools for you to market your business online. These are also a great tool that can help grow your business into something larger without even having to spend much money at all.

6. Track your progress top-to-bottom

Tracking basic metrics like the number of visitors coming through each page on your site and where they come from, can help you see what's working and what isn't for your site and improve over time.

With these tips, you can now start building your entrepreneurial journey, online. Without the pressure of having a physical office or a place to rent, you can start simply by investing in a laptop or desktop, a stable internet connection, and the right skills and knowledge.

If you need any more convincing, the DTI estimated that 73,276 online businesses registered during the pandemic between March 16 and August 31, 2020, the height of the lockdowns.

So don’t be afraid. Starting an online business is no different from that of a brick-and-mortar enterprise. You’ll go through the usual birth pains, ups and downs, trials and errors. But once you make it through, you’ll realize that every effort, time, and money spent is worth it.

And also, you can ask some experts if you need help or advices in putting up your online business. JLSMEBC would be happy to assist you in your journey.

Reference:

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/382920
https://iprice.ph/insights/mapofecommerce/en

“It's easy to get stuck in a rut and keep doing things the way they've always been done, but this will prevent you from reaching a wider audience.”

- Adrian Nita, founder of The Mind Blown

The worldwide pandemic has left many Philippines with a lot of free time at home, and with that, people start looking for new hobbies that they can do to make their time productive. Some Filipinos had developed their entrepreneurial spirit and started doing online businesses. Online shopping grew 57% in the first half of this year, according to a report by eCommerce platform iprice.ph. This just proves that online businesses are now a trend and is now slowly evolving how business works.

Starting an online business requires planning and research. There are a lot of unique businesses that grow with their own strategies. And it will require you a lot of commitment, perseverance and patience to keep them going – but passion makes all the difference. So, understanding and setting a goal for your business is important. This goal will keep it up and running.

You can check out our last article and see how you can launch your business with a purpose:

https://jlsalomonmebconsultancy.com/2021/10/20/launch-and-develop-your-business-with-a-purpose/

After knowing your purpose, it’s time to turn it into reality. Since online business is emerging and it’s giving us an opportunity to start in the comfort of our homes, it’s an advantage we don’t want to miss.

Here are some tips on how you can jumpstart your online business:

1. Build a better and faster website

Your website will be the first thing people see when they visit, and it is how prospects and customers will know who you are. It’s basically your online company profile. Our advice is to make an impression by having a well-designed website.

2. Use SEO to get more results

Search engines like Google look for keywords that people search for when they want specific products, so the more those keywords are implemented into your site and its content — such as blogs and product descriptions — the easier it is for users to discover you.

3. Use an aged domain name

An aged domain is a domain address that has a few years around the internet. It automatically generates a sense of trustworthiness for search engines, making it hard to compete with them.

4. Have a dominant social-media presence

A massive part of any business's success today is the presence it has online. Social-media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest have been invaluable tools to businesses big and small companies. By learning how to use these platforms effectively, you’ll be able to increase your following or subscribers, get tons of new visitors and be discovered.

5. Use advertising methods wisely

Google AdWords, Bing Ads, Facebook ads are some online tools for you to market your business online. These are also a great tool that can help grow your business into something larger without even having to spend much money at all.

6. Track your progress top-to-bottom

Tracking basic metrics like the number of visitors coming through each page on your site and where they come from, can help you see what's working and what isn't for your site and improve over time.

With these tips, you can now start building your entrepreneurial journey, online. Without the pressure of having a physical office or a place to rent, you can start simply by investing in a laptop or desktop, a stable internet connection, and the right skills and knowledge.

If you need any more convincing, the DTI estimated that 73,276 online businesses registered during the pandemic between March 16 and August 31, 2020, the height of the lockdowns.

So don’t be afraid. Starting an online business is no different from that of a brick-and-mortar enterprise. You’ll go through the usual birth pains, ups and downs, trials and errors. But once you make it through, you’ll realize that every effort, time, and money spent is worth it.

And also, you can ask some experts if you need help or advices in putting up your online business. JLSMEBC would be happy to assist you in your journey.

Reference:

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/382920
https://iprice.ph/insights/mapofecommerce/en

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