We all know starting an Internet marketing business isn’t easy, and the learning curve can be especially steep if you’re brand new to internet marketing and don’t have any industry experience or mentors to help guide you along the way. But that doesn’t mean you should expect to spend your first 100 days in Internet marketing floundering around like a fish out of water and only accomplishing half as much as you could be if you knew what to do from the start. If this was your mindset, you wouldn’t be reading this article right now – and that would be a big mistake!
How can I learn more about my business?
When you’re starting out as an entrepreneur, it can be easy to go through your daily routine and not really think about the bigger picture. So here are some tips for understanding what your business needs:
– Figure out what it is that makes your business different. What is the one thing that you do better than anyone else? Why should people choose you over someone else? If people see two or more options available, why would they choose yours over theirs? For example, if a new store opens up down the street that sells almost identical things, but their prices are $1 lower on average than yours, then customers will most likely walk right past your store because of this small difference.
How do I measure my progress?
It’s important to measure your progress and adjust as needed. Whether you are trying to grow your email list, blog, or social media following; you should have a set of metrics that you’re tracking daily. For example, if you have 100 followers on Twitter but want 1000 by the end of the month then you would need 700 more people in order to meet your goal. That is what success looks like when it comes to setting up measurable goals for yourself: small goals every day with concrete metrics for success and appropriate adjustments as needed.
How do I set goals?
Before you set goals, you need to understand the five key points of what makes a successful goal. When developing your goals it is important to start with being clear about the type of goal you are setting and why it matters. Next, take time to write down a specific and measurable goal. The third step is measuring your progress on this goal each day. It’s critical that once you’ve created your goal you break it down into smaller chunks for those first couple days or weeks until your at that one-month marker.
Where can I find resources for my business?
If you’re new to business or looking for a refresher on internet marketing, there are some helpful resources that we recommend. Have you checked out SumoMe’s podcast? To help you stay motivated, try tools like RescueTime or Lighthouse: A Better Way to Deal with Email. There’s also this great guide from Patrick McKenzie (author of 10 Million Dollar Year) on how and when you should buy ads. Speaking of ad purchases, here are 8 ways to increase your clickthrough rate! We hope these tools will help get your first 100 days off to a solid start.
What are some good tactics to use when I get started?
When starting out in internet marketing, there are many things you can do to get your foot wet. For example, read up on the basics of internet marketing and then go out into the field and find ways to apply them. So, before you get started with blogging, try reading up on some content that would be helpful for a blog post. If you want to start by commenting on other blogs or social media posts, it would help if you read up on a bit of commenting etiquette before getting started.
What books should I read and what podcasts should I listen to?
1. Getting Real – 37signals (I liked this one for the book’s layout, but the content was good too)
2. I’m Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 – Jonathan Rosenberg and David A. Vise (A really good read about how google grew from a garage startup to a company with a market cap over $175B) 3. Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and Machine – Norbert Wiener (Great explanations on feedback loops, dynamical systems, etc.) 4. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information – Edward Tufte (This book changed my view on data presentation) 5.
Who are some people I should follow on social media?
For this blog post, I’m going to give you my list of some people that you should follow on social media for your business. There are too many successful people to recommend one account so I’ve created a list of accounts from celebrities and entrepreneurs who are still actively publishing content. Some include Gary Vaynerchuk, Maria Rudeeva, Tim Ferris, Eric Thomas & Sean Ellis. These accounts have written books and have their own blogs with loads of value advice & knowledge which they are more than happy to share with their followers. All these figures can be found on YouTube and it’ll take you less than an hour a day reading their updates if you want an advantage over your competitors. Just as they read up on the newest marketing trends, you should do the same!