How to Build A Successful Business In 2019

https___unlockingyoursuccess.online_2019_01_09_how-to-build-a-successful-business-in-2019_If you ended 2018 thinking it was a ruff year, or that you could have done more. Trust me, you’re not the only one.

The good thing is that you made it out alive.

Now that we’ve kicked 2018 to the curb, there’s no better time than now to set your business up for success in 2019.

Sustainable success is something that doesn’t happen by accident.

With that being said, here are our best suggestions to reaching all your business goals this 2019.

 

Set One Realistic Goal

Running a business can be tedious. Us entrepreneurs have a ton of task that we need to do, and it’s not just because we ‘want’ to do it, it’s because we ‘need’ to do it for our business to continue on the right track.

⇒Ask yourself, “What is one of the coolest things that can happen with my business this year?

Use that one cool thing as your focal point. Forget about everything else and make that one goal your target for 2019!

⇒Once you have that one main goal, break it down into three little goals to make it happen.

⇒As a last goal setting step, give each small goal three habits. These habits should be incorporated into your daily life somehow.

The aim is to create daily habits that will ensure we reach our business goal. Below is a small graphic demonstrating what was explained: how to build a successful business in 2019 (1)

 

Use the Right Tools

I know it sucks to spend money. One of the major obstacles I overcame was the fear of spending money on my business. I had to realize that my fear came from the thought that I wasn’t going to make the money back.

I’m all about the frugal life so forking out big bucks for business necessities was not my thing until recently.

There is going to come a time where you will need to fork out cash for the success of your business. (Investing in yourself.)

I’m encouraging you to not hold back. Worst case scenario, you spend that money on a burger.

⇒Here’s a list of tools that I use on the regular for my digital business which has NEVER failed me (some of them are free):

These tools are specific to digital entrepreneurs. However, if your business is not digital I highly encourage you to seek out all the important tools you’ll need to run your business this 2019. If you’re thinking about starting a digital business, you can start here. 

Network

This is something that’s overlooked by many digital entrepreneurs being that most of us are glued to our laptops 70% of the day.

Spending all day, everyday in your pajamas is an actual thing in the digital community.

Networking allows you to build healthy business relationships with others which can sometimes mean everything to the success of your business.

Here are a couple of ways you can network as a digital entrepreneur:

  • Guest post
  • Web Interviews
  • Webinars
  • Collaborate
  • Scheduled meet and greet’s with audience

 

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Make Money Blogging In 2019

https___unlockingyoursuccess.online_2019_01_07_10-ways-to-make-money-blogging_ (1)You’ve been putting in the hard work every single day. Pinning on Pinterest, being engaged on Facebook and Instagram, writing quality content…but you still feel like you’re not making what you deserve. No worries, we can fix that.

Making money blogging is not something that’s far fetched, normal people like me are making it happen everyday and so can you. I bet you’re thinking, “how am I to get started if I have no clue what I’m doing or I’m a beginner at this?” No worries, we can fix that too.

Today I’m going to go over how you can make $100k+ per year as a blogger

(If you’re still wondering if this is possible for you, it absolutely is! If you believe in Santa Clause for 8 years, you can believe in your self for like 5 minutes.)

Last week I received a $1,348 from an affiliate through a blog post that I haven’t edited in months.

When it came through I was sitting next to my brother which I shared the news with. He was shocked, because he didn’t think blogging was something people actually made money from. If you’re still thinking about starting a blog in 2019, here’s a good place to start.

He honestly thought that I just sit and play around on the computer all day. His exact words were “how do you make money blogging?”

To be honest, it was so hard to sum it up into just one answer. Then I figured that he may not be the only one wondering “how do all of these people make money blogging?”

I used to sit online all day doing surveys and transcribing, which don’t get me wrong you can make money with those options. However, I knew I deserved more for my hard work and I believe that you do too!

So today, I’m going to give you legit ways you can make money blogging! If you already have an idea, you can check out actionable steps here.

Here is how to make $100,000+ per year online

>> JUST A HEADS UP: there are only 7 spots left open in the Six-Figure Sales Funnel for May, (this my course that teaches how to build your sales funnel, and my exact formula I use to make $10,000 per month blogging) and because there are a few spots left open I decided to offer 50% off for the last few of you who want to join the course making it only $19 the discount is auto applied at checkout.

A few times throughout this post I mention The Six-Figure Sales Funnel because I am super passionate about it, and it’s my way to truly help people not be confused like I was when I started my blog. The spots will probably fill up in the next few hours so if you are interested you can learn more / join the course by clicking here

If you enroll you will get immediate life-time access.

After the spots fill up I’ll remove this part from the post, and you won’t be able to join again until the next launch in June so if you are seeing this, there are still a few spots open.

This blog post gives some great guidance but not as much as I give in the video tutorials in my course.

(On to the juicy part of this post)

1. Start by setting realistic goals

At first, it will be hard setting goals about how much money you plan to make because you may not have anything to base your set amount off of. Just keep that in mind when you are getting started. Your goals will become more head on as you go.

When setting your initial goals earning $10,000+ a month when you have no products to sell and no followers may not be ideal. Starting small with $100-$500 is a good place to start.

My first month blogging goals were:

  • Earn: $100 I planned on using it to invest back into my site being that I spent $49 on hosting
  • Pinterest Followers: 100

Now my goals look much more like this:

  • Earn: $20,000 per month. Currently saving for a new home.
  • Schedule 100+ pins a day (using Tailwind once a week)
  • Write 1 Weekly Newsletter using MailChimp.
  • Grow my Pinterest Following 500 a month.

GOALS ARE SO IMPORTANT!

Thinking about the amount of money you want to make for the things you want in life makes it so much easier to want to wake up and work for your goals everyday.

Thinking about being able to create the freedom you deserve because of the blogging business you created started to pay off.

Start your own money making blog

Before you can make money blogging or online, you need to actually build a site right? Starting a blog or building a site can be a lot to take on. There is so much you need to know, and it can seem hard if you’re a one man show.

I get a lot of emails from people who want to start their own blogs or build their own site.

I figured the best way to answer all these questions would be to create a FREE ( did I mention it’s free?) 7 Day email course.

Which will teach you all of the basics on to completely kick-starting your money making blogging/online success.

I totally suggest taking it if you don’t already have a blog (or if you do already have a blog and want the advice) because I really want to help you live the life you and I both know you deserve. Here is a more detailed guide of what we go over in it!

  • Day 1: Finding your Niche
  • Day 2: Building your brand
  • Day 3: Deciding on your product
  • Day 4: How you’re going to deliver your product
  • Day 5: Building your posting schedule
  • Day 6: Starting and building your mailing list
  • Day 7: Describing a sales funnel (if you want the exact sales funnel myself and others have used to make a profit and up to $100,000+ per year, you can learn more here.)

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2. Focus on one marketing platform

Currently, I focus on Pinterest being that it is my #1 source for traffic.

Side note: If you are new to blogging, but really want to increase the money you make blogging there are a few things that I recommend

Tailwind: Tailwind is a Pinterest scheduler I use daily.

With Tailwind you can find new things to pin by using group boards called Tribes, or searching within Tailwind.

By using Tailwind I have increased the amount of views I get on Pinterest drastically. Tailwind has changed my life. If you want to find out more you can sign up for a free tailwind account here.

3. I Make Most of My Money from my Sales Funnel

Having a sales funnel in place is SO important as a blogger. Not having or making enough money is so disappointing, especially when you so desperately want blogging to become your job like I did in the beginning.

For months I was unsatisfied with my income because I thought I didn’t need a sales funnel and I was making it out to be this impossible really hard thing to put in place.

After months of research and trial and error I finally figured out how to build a sales funnel and properly funnel people into it. This is KEY if you want to make money blogging.

The key to having a bomb sales funnel that works:

  • Knowing what your product is
  • Knowing who your audience is
  • Automation in place
  • Email list
  • Knowing how to target your audience
  • Knowing how and where and what times to post your products and opt-ins

If you want the specifics like:

  • What to send to your email list – exact scripting
  •  How and where and what times to post your products and opt-ins
  • How to funnel traffic into your sales funnel
  • How to pull money out of a small email list
  • How to grow your income to $100,000+ per year

Then I highly recommend taking my digital course The Six-Figure Sales Funnel which is currently available until the last 7 spots for May fill up, then I will take it down for a while to help the people who enroll start profitable blogs.

If you didn’t know The Six-Figure Sales Funnel is a course I created to:

  • Give you my exact break down on how to build your sales funnel and then get people into it like yesterday.

  • Teach you how to get people onto your mailing list.

  • Teach you how to pull money out of a small list because YES the money is in the list.

  • Teach you how to drive targeted traffic to your opt-ins.

  • Teach you how to learn who your audience is.

  • Teach you exactly when to send your sales emails and exactly what to say to make the sale.

Did I mention that: there are only 7 spots left open in The Six-Figure Sales Funnel for May, and the spots are 50% off for the last few of you who want to join the course making it only $19 and no worries, the code is auto applied at checkout.

After the spots fill up I’ll remove this part from the post, and you won’t be able to join again until the next launch in June so if you are seeing this, there are still a few spots open.

If you enroll you will get immediate life-time access.

Below are 10 avenues you can use to make money blogging or in your online business

Affiliate Links

Affiliate links are looked over all the time by digital entrepreneurs looking to monetize their business.

I’ve made tons of money over the years with affiliate links without really trying. I just kind of said “hey, here’s this really cool thing that has worked for me and maybe it’ll work for you too.”

Depending on which company you’re working with, you can profit thousands of dollars, I’ve seen it happen!

eBooks

eBooks are a great way to make money with your digital business. We are in the era of information, where there’s a lot of it floating around and it’s really easy to get. Why not become apart of that to leverage your income?

I’ve created a couple of eBooks one of which gained the audience of hundreds of readers. You can check them out here.

If you’ve been thinking about creating an eBook but you’re not exactly sure how, or where to start, click here to gain access to the free resource library containing the perfect guide that will walk you through the process step by step.

I use Shoptly and Kindle Direct to upload and sell all of my eBooks.

Virtual Assistant

Becoming a virtual assistant is one of the best ways to make money digitally. Especially if you’re someone who runs a blog being that you can market your services to your already engaged audience.

Many bloggers have become virtual assistants as a way to work in their field, gain flexibility, and still support themselves financially while building their business.

Even if you can’t find work as a virtual assistant, there’s a ton of WAH jobs out there just waiting for you to snatch them up. Check out 20 of them here.

Advertising

This is another major source that many people overlook when trying to monetize their blog.

For many bloggers, ads have become a main source of income. I will be realistic with you to give you some kind of idea on how much you can make and what you need to do to make a certain amount. In order to make anywhere from $800-$1600/month you would need to bring in around at least 100k page views per month.

I know that can seem like a lot however, if you check out this article on how to gain thousands of viewers through Pinterest in a couple of days, you’ll be there in no time!

Promotion

One of the main things I absolutely love about Instagram and Youtube, is that there’s promo everywhere!

It’s a win-win for both parties, the company gains exposure, popularity, and sales from referrals while the blogger earns actual cash from the company.

It’s an exchange process.

Normally how it works is either a company will reach out to you or you’ll reach out to a company to market/review their product to your audience in exchange for profit.

Passive Income

>>> DON’T FORGET there are only 7 spots left open in The Six-Figure Sales Funnel for May, and the spots are 50% off. The code is auto applied at checkout.

After the spots fill up I’ll remove this part from the post, and you won’t be able to join again until the next launch in June.

Click here to buy it or learn even more about The Six-Figure Sales Funnel.

If you enroll you will get immediate life-time access.

Passive income, means literally to make money in your sleep. This is the ultimate goal for most people.

If you’re someone whose wanting to some day wake up to random deposits in your account that you can actually live off of, working towards passive income is what you want to do.

This can be done  in many different ways. A great example would be creating a course or or workshop similar to these.

You want your content to be something that your viewers can access and gain from year-round. A great example would be this article. I published it almost a year ago, however I’m still profiting from it today.

The amazing part about passive income is that you get to choose what you want to create and then profit from your own creation.

Online Store

I’ve seen many bloggers attach an online store to their blog. It’s almost as if it’s expected for bloggers to have some kind of store or “shop” tab within their blog.

What you choose to sell within that store is totally up to you.

I’ve known others to make thousands of dollars off drop shipping alone, and then sell a course on how others can do the same.

Freelance

Recently, there’s been a plethora of bloggers and just overall digital content creators turning to freelancing as a source of full time income.

I myself have freelanced in the past and I still do some freelance work occasionally.

It is not wrong to use your audience to market your services. With them being already primed with your personality type and way of life, they are more susceptible to trust you with their money in exchange for your services.

Amazing platforms that others have seen major profit from within the freelance community are Fiverr and Upwork.

Paid Memberships 

Paid memberships, are something that many bloggers don’t think about doing.

For an example, when you’re paying $9/month for Netflix to continue steaming amazing tv shows every week it doesn’t seem like much right? It’s way cheaper than cable and you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck.

On the flip side, imagine 1,000,000 people using Netflix all paying the same $9/month fee, well that’s $9,000,000/month for one company!

You can take that same concept and apply it to your blog! Actually, I hope that you do!

Donations

Depending on what kind of blog you’re running and what kind of community you’ve built, it may be perfectly okay to ask for donations.

If you’re someone like me who doesn’t like to be too pushy, just leave a “donate” link at the end of each article or create a specific page where your audience can go to donate.

 

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6 Tips For Success Online

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The fact that you’re reading this blog post say’s a lot about your character. You’re someone whose willing to do the leg work to get to where you want to be online and I can respect you for that.

Before I unload this amazing list of extremely helpful tips on you, I want you to know and remember something important. Whenever you’re feeling like you can’t succeed digitally please remember this next paragraph…

It is 2018, exactly 20 years ago the world wide web was created and it has advanced into the most powerful tool in the world today. There is NO reason why you should not become successful online. All of the tools for you to succeed exist (& here’s a secret, if you’re willing to dig around long enough, you can find all the tools online for FREE. Anything that anyone is selling online is out there for free if you’re willing to look hard enough for it.) 

Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s jump right into these MAJOR tips for your success online:

Have a Purpose

You may not know what your purpose in life is, but as an online business owner what you should know for sure is the purpose of your website/blog. I cannot stress this enough which is why it’s number one on the list.

If you don’t know the purpose of your website/blog and you start to build your audience, it is very likely that majority of the content you present to them wont be tailored specifically for them. If this is the case, your engagement will suffer.

I highly suggest finding the purpose of your website/blog first and the rest will follow.

Have a Strategy

All of the top dogs have a clear strategy. I personally suffered with this for half a year when I first started UYS. Everyday, I would just wake up and wing it and eventually I found myself getting frustrated. I would sit in front of the computer for hours completely uninspired.

With a bomb strategy in place, you hit the ground running! Every single day, I know exactly what I should be working on.

You’ll be much more productive with a strategy than without one.

This is the #1 thing majority of suffering online entrepreneurs are missing. VALUABLE CONSISTENT CONTENT! (I myself still struggle with being consistent from time to time.)

They focus on the sale more often then the value of the actual content.

Have you ever came across an extremely boring looking blog or site and the owner is making a full-time income off their business? I can guarantee you 100% that the content they’re producing is valuable and consistent.

Focus on the value and consistency of your content and the funds will follow.

Most entrepreneurs gain fast success online by being present every-single-day! Remind your audience everyday that you’re still here rooting for them and to help.

Have a Marketing Strategy

This may seem like a no brainer to some, but a lot of digital entrepreneurs (especially beginners) don’t have any kind of marketing strategy in place and even worse, they’re not using SEO. 

If you’re someone who has yet to put a marketing strategy in place, I highly encourage you to check out the the Free Sales & Growth Training. It is short, sweet, and to the point. (I myself have used the exact tips in this training to start blogging full-time.)

Focus on the Numbers

Most people don’t like numbers, I used to be like most people until I learned something really cool about numbers that I’m going to share with you today…

If you start to like numbers, they’ll start to like you back. I hated dealing with numbers all the way up until I built UYS. If I wanted UYS to be successful I needed to focus on the facts and there’s no easier way to do that than focusing on analytics.

It doesn’t matter how many platforms you’re using to run your digital business, (fyi, wordpress is the best place to start.) you need track your analytics to see how you’re doing daily, weekly, and on a monthly basis. The numbers don’t lie!

Educate Yourself

This is another one that some may think is a no brainer but it’s actually pretty common for online entrepreneurs to give up after the 6 month mark. One of the main reasons is because there’s no more inspiration or creativity left.

When we come up with cool, new and creative idea’s, our brain is pulling it from something that we’ve already seen, read, or tried before.

If you’re not constantly exposing yourself to new cool things, your brain will run out of things to pull from. (In other words, the well will run dry.)

It is said that most successful business owners read about 40 books a year, and most successful bloggers read new articles weekly!

If you haven’t been educating yourself as much lately, I challenge you to learn something new related to your success online daily!

 

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FREE 7 Day Blog Money Making Guide

Click here to check out the 7 Day Blog Money Making Guide.

https___unlockingyoursuccess.online_2018_07_28_7-day-blog-money-making-guide_Why I created the 7-DAY money making guide:

A year ago, I had no idea what I was doing with Unlocking Your Success. My ideas, thoughts, and goals were all over the place.

And to make matters worse, I actually expected to make a profit because I was working so hard.

I later found out that just because I was working hard, doesn’t mean that I was doing the right things or working smart.

It took me 8 months to finally start making a profit from blogging and when I finally figured out everything that needed to be done in order to make things happen, I realized that it wasn’t so hard after all.

I know how frustrating it can be to read other bloggers income reports and wonder how the hell are they bringing in 5-figures each month, I created a guide for people like you and me who are damn tired of bloggers posting income reports with watered down guides of how they actually do it.

What’s inside the FREE 7-DAY GUIDE?

This guide is beginner friendly. With that being said it’s extremely easy to follow and very detailed.

I totally suggest implementing it if you don’t already have a blog (or if you do already have a blog and want the advice) because I really want to help you live the life you and I both know you deserve.

    • Day 1: Finding your Niche
    • Day 2: Building your brand
    • Day 3: Deciding on your product
    • Day 4: How you’re going to deliver your product
    • Day 5: Building your posting schedule
    • Day 6: Starting and building your mailing list
    • Day 7: Describing a sales funnel

Sign up for the free 7 day email super course below, and day 1 will come to your inbox right away!

 

 

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How to Create a Sales Page For FREE Using MailChimp

https___unlockingyoursuccess.online_2018_05_19_how-to-create-a-sales-page-for-free-using-mailchimp_Hey guys, I’m back with another amazing blog post. Whoop whoop!

I know it’s been a little over 2 weeks since my last blog post if you haven’t checked it out yet click here!

I was definitely gone for good reason. I’m putting together an awesome detailed course for you guys on setting your Pinterest AND website up for success….that will sell for dirt cheap.

While in the process of creating my first e-course, I thought what in the heck am I going to do with my two Pinterest Blog Booster packages?! I didn’t want to stop offering them before launching the course because that would take away the extra assistance some of my viewers may need to create their success on Pinterest.

So, I decided to re-create my sales page and take 80% off both packages because they will indeed be going away soon, just not before the launch of my first e-course.

Alright, I’m going to let you guys in on a secret that normally I wouldn’t tell but today I feel like it’s necessary. Before last week, I didn’t know how to create a legitimate looking sales page. Here’s why, literally almost every platform out there that you could use to create a fancy looking sales page COST MONEY! Now, I don’t know about you but I honestly don’t like spending money unless I have to, which is why I’ve became extremely good at finding cheaper alternatives.

As soon as I found out that I could re-create my sales page on MailChimp for FREE and make it look super fancy, I was like OMG I have to tell my viewers! Like, remember that scene on Bruce Almighty, when Jim Carrey was typing all cray cray on the computer…..? Totally me!

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Before I dive straight in, I want you to know that this post is in NO WAY sponsored by MailChimp! I found out something amazing and I want to share it with you guys because we’re in this together.

I don’t want you guys to think I’m leaving any important details out so I’ll give it to you step by step with screen shots. I got you covered!

Creating Your MailChimp Account

The first step would be to head over to www.mailchimp.com and click “sign up for free” in the top right corner of the page.Inked2018-05-19 at 00-41-46_LI

MailChimp has a Forever Free, plan that let’s you use MailChimp for FREE forever under certain guidelines. Here they are, you get access to most MailChimp features, but your total subscribers are limited to 2,000 and your email per month limit is 12,000. If you ask me, that’s a pretty darn good steal!

Making Your List

What I love most about MailChimp, is that everything you create on their platform is  designed to help you get more subscribers onto your list. With that being said, before you design anything on their platform you have to create a list first to connect your list to your design. I hope that made sense. The good thing is that you don’t need subscribers on your list to create your sales page, all you have to do is save the details of your list and you’re good to go. No worries, I’ll walk you through it with screen shots. 

After you’ve created your MailChimp account and successfully signed in, the tab you’d want to click on is “list” towards the upper left corner of the screen. Inked2018-05-19 at 02-04-53_LI

From the “list” tab in the upper right corner of the screen click on “create list”. This will bring you to a page prompting you to enter in the details of your list. When you’re done click “save” and voila, your list is ready for the world.

Creating Your Sales Page

From the “campaigns” tab, in the right upper corner of the page, you should see the options to click on “create campaign” or “create”. If you’re under the “campaign” tab, your page should look similar to my screen shot below.Inked2018-05-19 at 01-16-07_LI

Both options will open up the same box asking you “what do you want to create?” So, it does not matter which one you click on, just whichever button floats your boat. After you click on the button of your choice, you should see a cute little box open up on your screen with a few options, in this case you’d want to click on “create a landing page”.Inked2018-05-19 at 01-29-08_LI

After you select “create a landing page”, at the top of the box switch the tab to “product page” then enter in the title you want your sales page to be and then select your list from the drop down menu. When you click “begin”, it will bring you to a page similar to my image below. 2018-05-19 at 02-26-09

This is where you let your creativity shine bright like a diamond!

You got this, I believe in you. Now go and create an amazing sales page!

MailChimp not only gives you the option to create a banging sales page but it also gives you the option to create amazing lead/landing pages.

In this post we’ve covered:

  • Creating your MailChimp account.
  • Creating your list details and getting it ready for subscribers by saving it.
  • Creating your sales page.

 

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