Day after day we see social groups and forums asking questions about websites.
Firstly, surely, we all agree that owning a business today means owning and operating a website. No ifs, no buts. Your customer base expects nothing less. Your ability to reach your audience needs nothing less. Your brand wants nothing less.
So, let’s get it right.
Here’s the top 5 things you can do SO WRONG when creating your website.
If you’re anything like us (a whole lotta fun after a couple of wines ), taking time out to write about how amazing you are is like heading off for root canal. Thing is, like it or not, it’s something everyone needs to nail when running their own business.
So, how do you big yourself up without sounding like a total wanker? And really, why do you need a personal bio after all? Aren’t people just wanting to know about your product or service?
Nope, in the day and age where reality tv is as common as the news, you need to be ready to spill. People want to know ‘the ins and outs of a ducks arsehole’ as my late father used to so perfectly put it. Why? Well, because it makes you real, it makes you relatable and importantly it builds trust (or not in the case of many of the bachelor contestants).
Here are the key things to consider when getting your bio down on paper:
I just bought a jumper, so what? I just bought a jumper.
I bought a jumper that I didn't really need but, the jumper needed me.
You see, things have changed.
The past 6 months have had more impact than I could have ever imagined on my simple little mind.
Late last year I was invited to follow an Instagram account that a dear friend had started.
I was probably within the first hundred followers to join.
What happened next was the start of my change. Two months later and that same Instagram account had blown way beyond the hundreds of thousands of followers and it was all through the media.
The Buy From The Bush Campaign is so well recognised now for good reason. When the same said dear friend approached me to help get this campaign on to an online platform, I of course jumped. The following weeks were taken up by hours and hours of building and formatting details for hundreds of regional-based small businesses just like my own. Beautiful, humble and inspiring businesses with so much to...
How do we know what they are?
Well, because 9 times out of 10 it's the top 5 reasons for everyone that's holding on to the dream of creating and operating their own business but hasn't yet taken the plunge.
You may not be hindered by all of them but even if it's just one, it's worth shaking.
Let us help you eliminate those 5 reasons and get you on track to launching a highly successful online business.
Plug yourself in and go for a walk, fold the washing, whatever you do have a listen to our thoughts and opinions of how to move forward and rule out any excuses.
Listen to the audio here.
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Real is scary right? Real opens you up for criticism, for judgment or for the mandatory eye roll you get from your mother (regardless of your age) when you tell her you want to quit the 'secure 9-5' and start something for yourself.
Truth is, all feedback helps. Good, bad, indifferent. It not only validates the business idea but it opens up opportunities for developing the idea further.
We are not suggesting you hand out flyers to anyone in your path housing your business plan but by sharing and asking for feedback you will also find yourself processing just how much you believe in the idea. It will help you to decide whether it really is right for you.
If the idea hasn't quite come to you yet but you...