While I’m hard at work finishing an eKit that I think you will love (this one’s for the bloggers, yo), I thought I’d revisit a past, favorite topic of mine . . . not failing at online business. Because. Let’s be honest. It can be overwhelming and intense. So I have some quick tips for you today to get you thinking:
We all know to choose a business we love and are willing to consistently learn more about. Interest in a topic and passion for people keeps our motivation high. Therefore, we need a serious love of our online product or blog categories, a desire to make our clients’ lives better, plus resolve and hard work to get through slumps in business or creativity. Check.
You’ve got passion already, else you wouldn’t care to read this post. So, here are seven things you can do now, like two seconds ago now, to help your online business or blog not fail or become sucktacular (Get it? sucky in a spectacular way = sucktacular. Brilliant. I know. And yes, I will keep sticking “tacular” on the ends of words then explaining myself. Don’t be craptacular about it, okay?)
1. Start sooner.
I love you and all dear blogger (slash) small business owner, but you are too much of a perfectionist if you don’t start sooner. There are key elements you need in your blog design and layout: newsletter signup, easy-to-understand navigation, some professional graphics, and some compelling copy. However, if you spend an extra 1.5 to 6 months stressing about the color changes you want made, the slight font change you want on the About page, and the ½ inch skooch up you want the image on the Services page to get, you are missing the point and missing the opportunity to connect with an audience who doesn’t care about (or notice) those things in the first place.