Steps to Start Your Online Business Today!
What will you sell?
One of your first steps to start your online business today is to decide what you will sell. You can’t make any money if you don’t sell something.
Let’s look at a very profitable product type and why it can be an excellent place to begin your online business.
Digital products come in many different formats. From imagery to content based products, to online courses the possibilities are endless.
For that reason, so is the income potential.
Since digital products don’t require tracking, packing or inventory, there is no costly overhead to worry about. Better yet, you can get started with even a very minimal budget.
You can sell digital products as an affiliate earning a commission for selling someone else’s product or you can create your own digital product.
Another option is to buy rights to sell a product created by someone else as your own. This is called private label rights or licensing. There are truly many ways to sell digital products.
The variety in digital product formats and delivery also makes it both a realistic place to start and one with great room for growth.
A secondary, but very important side benefit of selling digital products is that you have control of the content and have the ability to re-purpose some of the content from the product into other resources that are very valuable when you are growing an online business.
4 Ways to Repurpose Digital Product Content
- Create blog posts or social media posts to grow interest and build your list
- Create a valuable lead magnet to offer free to build your list
- Create a low cost entry point offer as the first sale
- Sell the digital product to that warm interested list!
Using these methods of repurposing and warming up your prospects can increase your overall sales many times and create an automated income for you that can continue delivering sales over and over again over time.
This type of repurposing of part of a product isn’t as easily done when you are talking about physical products etc.
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The Key to Financial Freedom - Automation!
When you choose digital products it’s exceptionally easy to set up a digital storefront so that visitors can purchase your content and have it automatically delivered after purchase.
You can even set up email messages to send to your list before they purchase and send to your customers after they purchase.
Then you can set up messages to offer them another digital product and another.
This means you can completely automate your business!
This type of automated business selling digital products literally works for you 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week!
Your customers benefit from great helpful information and you benefit from automatic income!
Here is one way you can use digital products as one of your first steps to start your online business today!
E-learning or online courses
Online courses are powerfully popular with consumers of products online.
Forbes Magazine recently reminded us that Global Industry Analysts projected “E learning” would reach $107 billion in 2015 and it did.
They tell that now Research and Markets projects that it will reach $325 billion by 2025. This shows there is a huge and growing market for digital courses.
But Forbes mentioned one more statistic that is even more important for you if you want to sell as an affiliate or create an online course of your own and offer it to the public yourself.
Forbes sites another source that reports online courses made $46 billion in 2017!
The key difference here is that this 46 billion is outside of online colleges and institutions of higher learning. These appear to be directly created and sold online courses by many different companies and individuals.
That means that you can have a piece of that giant digital pie!
And what’s more its only going to keep growing for the foreseeable future.
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I hope today's post has opened the door to the option of using digital products and online courses as one of the key steps to start your online business today!
In future posts we will look at other important ways to build and grow your online business!
Until then, wishing you successful marketing!