The Starter Academy Presents:
The Ultimate Guide to Starting and Growing an Online Business with a Blog
Are you a Beginner or just need to brush up on your online business and blog marketing skills? Want to know how to start an online business?
The Ultimate Guide to Starting and Growing an Online Business (with a Blog) is full of insights and strategies which will help anyone who is starting or trying to start and grow an online business or is working on building a digital marketing business online.
Are you ready to be able to live life on your own terms and run your business from anywhere in the world?
It might sound like a pipe dream, but its not.
This is the freedom an online business provides.
You don't need to have a Doctorate or be a Harvard graduate.
With just a little startup money and a validated business idea; you can create an online business that operates 24 hours a day on autopilot.
All you have to be able to do is solve people's problems or fulfill a need and you can be on your way to financial freedom.
You can be a personal trainer who wants to sell your fitness training course online, a Stay at Home Mom who wants to teach people how to be a better mother; the list goes on and on.
You can turn skills you already have into an online business, then grow it into so much more.
The most important thing is you don't have to be an expert. You don't have to have a degree. You just have to be able to communicate and follow a few important rules and the world is your oyster.
I've done it, am still doing it, and I have shown thousands of others how to do the same.
You can do it too.
This is an ever evolving guide with more sections being added all the time, but as of today, this is what is included in the Ultimate Guide to Starting and Growing an Online Business (with a Blog).
Online Business Models You Can Start Now
There are a lot of business models you can start online. In this Chapter we talk about the best options for starting online and what we recommend if you are just starting.
The 5 Essential Elements of Online Business
When building an online business with a blog it is important to understand what is required before you start. In this Chapter, we go into depth on the 5 Essential Elements.
Developing a Blog Business Setup Plan
Every business needs a plan. In this Chapter we go through the Starter Academy Blog Business Planning considerations and Blog Setup Blueprint for a new Blog Business.
Who am I?
I'm Mike Johnson and I am the Owner of the Starter Academy. I am the creator of online courses like the Auto Blog Blueprint and Profit Marketer (with over 50,000 students worldwide). I have co-created over 40 WordPress Plugins and Themes as a part of my WPSocial.com business and over 20 more as a part of ProfitMarketer.com (both businesses were grown and sold at a substantial profit).
For the last 10 years I've helped thousands of students start and grow their own online business.
Why Should You Start an Online Business?
I started my first blog in 2003. It was called BlackHatSoftware.net and I blogged about how I was able to make money online using automated blogs, Google Adsense advertising, and automated traffic tools.
It wasn't until 2009 when I created my first online product. I was being begged by followers of my blog to create a course to show them how to do what I did.
I created and launched my course, the Auto Blog Blueprint, to my Blog Subscribers. I sold it for a measly $17 and I sold over 500 copies.
My now closed Auto Blog Blueprint product sold almost 50,000 memberships from 2010 to 2016.
In 2010, with better preparation, Affiliates, and a plan; I released the Auto Blog Blueprint 2.0 for just $27 and sold over 12,000 copies in the first 24 hours of release.
After paying affiliates 50% Commissions, I still had made almost $200,000 in profit.
This business has grown into multiple online businesses over the years with over $2.4 Million in profits.
This all started from a small $17 online course. I don't have a college degree. I'm a Military Veteran who started all of this after I got out of the U.S. Army.
I just loved computers and tested, tried, and discovered.
The point here is it doesn't take a lot of expertise or an expensive product to start an online business. It just takes an idea, motivation, and a detailed plan of action.
I had to figure this all out on my own (read more about me here).
Luckily, you don't have to start the way I did.
What You Need to Know
Before you start, it's important to know what NOT to do.
It seems like there are 1000 blogs out there trying to tell you How to Start a Blog or How to Start an online business.
Most have nothing to show for it.
A Blog is NOT a business.
Blogging is not a business.
Can Your blog be the core of your business?
Yes, it definitely can be. It can be the main conduit for your entire business.
But understand, just starting a blog, posting content, and promoting affiliate links is not a business and you will most likely find out the hard way if you travel that route.
Successful online businesses are built with well defined monetization systems, content plans, products, and highly targeted audiences.
Don't fall into the trap of get rich quick schemes.
Follow this guide and you will learn the right way to start and grow an online business, not just a blog.
What You'll Learn in this Guide
Over the next few Chapters, you'll learn what online business models are the best and which ones we recommend to build your business with a blog (especially if you are just starting out).
You will learn how to build a blog that will take your Visitors through the Customer Value Journey (from casual visitor to loyal customer) and everything in-between.
You'll learn about the 5 Essential Elements of an online business and why each one is a critical component of your success.
You'll learn how to setup the foundation of your business and start setting goals and planning for the future and how this impacts your long-term profits.
You'll also learn how to put this all together and get started with your own business using the tools we use here at the Starter Academy.
Are You Ready?