I have started my online business only hoping to have “work from home” and to make some passive income. But soon I have learned to be able to run my new laptop lifestyle and stay profitable in the digital world, I truly need to master some absolutely essential tools and try to apply them to my online business in an effective way (They can be quite costly). In this short blog, I have sorted out five proven tools which literary can scale up your online business fast and help you to easily make money online.
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1) Web Hosting
Web hosting is a service that allows organizations and individuals to post a website or web page onto the Internet. A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed on the Internet. Websites are hosted or stored, on special computers called servers.
You need to own your domain in order to host with web hosting services. If you do not have a domain, the hosting companies will help you purchase one. In the following, we talk more about domains.
Uptime and load time are two of the most important factors when choosing a web host; of course, the cost is the other important factor which must be taken into consideration. Hosting Facts tested and reviewed over 30 different web-hosting companies.
2) Content Management Platform
A “Content Management Platform” is a set of components and modules that can be used to build a content administration and online publishing environment customized to the individual needs of a specific online business.
To run your online business, you need to publish your content (blog, video, banner, landing page ,…) online. This online platform is your website. Buying a domain and start to build up your very own website is the best way to jump-start your permanent online presence and in later more professional steps, to get ranked in by Google and flow of organic traffic.
In my other post “Fundamentals of Affiliate Marketing—Part 3: Traffic generation with Free-Low Cost Advertising” I can give you some more information about SEO and how to generate free online traffic
I will suggest you go for WordPress as your free and open-source content management system. Please click here to learn how to create your WordPress website from scratch. To make money online with your Laptop lifestyle business, having a well-organized and value-driven website is essential.
But why I think WordPress is the best option?
The answer is simple;
- It is free and Open-Source
- It adapts so you can make any type of website
- It supports numerous media types
- It’s easy to learn and has a huge community
- Easy scale-up and expand your website with themes and plugins
- You do not need to be a website designer or software engineer
- Enjoy SEO with WordPress
- You have full control of your website
- The best for blogging
- Everyone is Doing It
3) List of Subscribers and Mailing List
An email list is a special list of names and email addresses of people who gave you permission to send them updates and promotions from your business. You can build your email list inside a marketing software (like AWeber) and send bulk email notifications to everyone regarding your blog updates, online business etc.
For some online business owners, email marketing may seem archaic. With the prevalence of social media and a hundred other forms of messaging, the traditional email format feels relatively old. However, it still remains one of the most powerful and thoroughly understood “modern” forms of communication. That’s why just about every social media platform requires you to have an email.
I will walk you through all the necessary information you need in my other blog post “Email List Building”.
4) Online Marketing
Nowadays, digital entrepreneurs and online business owners dream about marketing online and reaching out to millions of web users but making it happen is nothing less than a challenge. The very first issues that they come across are exactly how to find and then generate enough online traffic.
There are always two main categories for online marketing:
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5) Stay Accountable and Connected
Let be honest with you, to start your digital lifestyle and online business, you need to learn and start doing many things, which you never did before. Yes, make massive money online and work from everywhere without any time obligations sounds wonderful, but to get to that point of absolute freedom, you need to work hard. I tell you, half to one year with consistent 10-12 hours per day to build up your Laptop lifestyle from scratch.
Therefore, you need to stay accountable, stay motivated especially when frustrations and doubts flow into your mind. How to do that? You should stay connected with same-minded online entrepreneurs and digital marketers. Here is my gift to you; Free access to Online On-Demand Workshops where I have this opportunity to introduce you to the amazing community of digital marketers. Make yourself accountable for success and hear from people who have been here as you are today. You will also get to know my mentors, those who really walked me through all necessary foundations to grow a profitable online business from nothing but from scratch.
Please feel free to contact me anytime if you need any help or further questions. Keep an eye also for my other blogs in which I have the chance to give you more clarity and details about online lifestyle and its related online business models