A Business Out of Thin Air in 14 Days?
Many people are under the impression that a business is a long, arduous process. While growing a business (and revenue) could become a lifetime project, setting up and creating a great framework for your business doesn't have to be a time-consuming process.
We are a few weeks away from a blockbuster series here at Wealthy Affiliate where our resident DJ...errrr, expert Jay is going to be showcasing the process of 0-60 MPH in business within just a few short weeks. This is going to be a Series of expert classes that are run daily through the course of an entire week.
Before I explain what is going to be taught, I first want to share a bit of my backstory about building a business and the timelines that I personally had when starting a business online. Most of you don't realize just how long the road was to my initial foundation, so I want to take a moment to explain.
What Starting an Internet Business in 2002 Looked Like...
I still look back at what I had access to when I started out, and I laugh. Not only was the Internet much slower, every single aspect of building online was more cumbersome and in some cases, incredibly difficult. There are a lot of disadvantages then, and I want to spend some time explaining these.
There was little in the way of good "information" about how to build an affiliate marketing business and at the time, to learn anything you were forced to sift through forums or the outdated e-book. There was nothing close to Wealthy Affiliate available for aspiring affiliate marketers and internet entrepreneurs (and there still isn't).
Building a website was a 10-step process, and my very first website I built took me over 30 days. Yes, read that again. THIRTY DAYS TO BUILD A WEBSITE.
That was quite normal.
And it was expensive. Not only were domains $30+, hosting was expensive ($400-500 per year), and you needed expensive software just to make an ugly looking website. This included dreamweaver ($100), and Adobe Photoshop ($200). So by the time I was done building my first UGLY website, I was into it for close to $1K.
That was the reality though.
Not to mention the fact that there was 3 BILLION fewer people online, way less affiliate programs, and people were much less likely to buy something online back then. It felt unsafe in those days, and the process to buy something was cumbersome.
That was my reality when I started out. But you know what...it felt like there was a ton of opportunity online then. Fast forward 20 years, and the opportunity online has grown by many times over. In fact, there has never been an opportunity online like this.
Let's have a look at building a business online these days and what that landscape looks like for budding entrepreneurs like yourself.
What Starting an Internet Business Now Looks Like....
Here we are, 20 years on and things have radically changed. Well almost everything.
First and foremost, the education you can get these days is unparalleled. The information highway we know as the Internet has opened up, and now you have communication and training platforms available to you like Wealthy Affiliate. The training is cost-efficient and for EXPERT training for an entire year, you can get this for around $1 per day (which includes websites, hosting, domains, research platforms, mentorship, etc).
And then comes the website side of your business. What took me 30 days get up and running when I started out, can now be accomplished in less than 30 seconds. Big difference. One click website builders are here to stay. Not to mention the website that took me 30 days to develop PALES in comparison to what you can build here in 30 seconds.
Last but no least, the opportunity. It has continued to grow with each day that passes. More people than ever are now online (close to 5 BILLION) and actively purchasing products/services. The idea that people are now doing their grocery shopping and buying all of their clothes online is still crazy to me...we have sure come a long way online.
This represents more opportunity than ever to folks like you and I, running businesses online. More people, spending a lot more, and spending a lot more time online leads too MUCH more opportunity.
Training has evolved. Technology has evolved. The opportunity has evolved.
Yet one thing has remained very much the same. Strategic creation of a business. The elements of a successful online business back in 2002, remain very much the same today. The way in which you build it and the platforms that you leverage, and the HOW those very platforms work has changed, but the fundamental principles of a successful business have not.
Digging into "Static" Process of Making Money.
Has the process of making money online changed from 2002, to 2022? The stark reality is that is hasn't changed much at all. You have a product/service, you have a source of traffic (the potential customers), and you serve as the liaison between the two (with your website).
Again, a product/service. A customer. You in between.
The things that have changed quite drastically since 2002 are the platforms that you leverage, the technology, and the new opportunities that have derived from the exploding growth or e-commerce and the internet.
These are things that we really want you to hone in on, and understand in great detail. These are our principle and core focuses within the training.
In just a few weeks Jay is going to be uncovering this ENTIRE 2022 make money process, front to back within "Research to Profits Step-By-Step: 14 Day LIVE Case Study" Series starting on October 18th to October 31st! It's going to be brilliant, and if you are not already registered, here is a full breakdown:
Jay has 20 years experience within the online world and is one of the key figures and experts here within the community. If you have taken part in any of his Friday Night classes, you will know just how powerful his delivery is when it comes to training (and how proficient he is creating online businesses). His breadth of knowledge is going to truly be showcased in the classes this month.
These are available to ALL Premium and Premium Plus+ members.
- Day 1: Research: Niche
- Day 2: Research: Affiliate Programs
- Day 3: Research: Keywords
- Day 4: Build: Website
- Day 5: Setup: Tracking
- Day 6: Setup: Socials
- Day 7: Write: Core Content
- Day 8: Build: Content Strategy Spreadsheet
- Day 9: Build: Content Creation Calendar
- Day 10: Write: 1st Blog Post
- Day 11: Write: 2nd Blog Post
- Day 12: Build: Social Media Growth
- Day 13: Setup: Hire a Writer
- Day 14: Write: 3rd Blog Post From Writer
This level of education is something other companies are charging $1,000's for alone and Jay is taking what some will see as a new approach to establishing a business focusing heavily on the research for the build out process. This will give you a unique take on research and keyword assessment, prior to the build out process and is a powerful approach to building a business in any niche.
If you have not already registered for the series, you can do so from the Series homepage:
====> Series: Research to Profits Step by Step: 14 Day Live Case Study
You are truly going to get an inside peak over the shoulder of an expert (Jay) as he swiftly and efficiently builds out the core components of a business in just a few weeks. This literally took me 3 months to accomplish, when I started out online...times have changed!
Be there, be square!