Many people think that, in order to build a successful online business, you need a plethora of gadgets, software and every program designed by some guru and his dog. But the truth is you only need a handful of products.
These four tools are the first things you need to earn an income online.
- A computer with an internet connection
- An easy to use website building software
- A powerful keyword research tool.
- And Perseverance
Let’s talk a little about these four essential online business building tools and why I think they are all you need in the beginning
A computer with an internet connection:
This can be any working computer, whether it’s one you own or it’s one at your local library. You do not need to gout and buy the most expensive laptop to start your business.
It’s easy to put things off in your mind, saying that “Oh I’ll do this when I have the perfect office setup with my own computer and desk”. These are excuses I hear people make just to waste time and procrastinate more.
I started with a used laptop I bought on eBay for $111. So if you need a computer you can always buy a used one or use one at your local library just be sure to login out or everything when you are done each time.
There will be plenty of opportunities to buy a fully loaded machine once you start earning some money.
Don’t try to build an online business using your phone. You can try but you won’t get far… Trust me.
You need good internet. One of the most frustrating things for me is to wait for spotty internet connection.
Where I live internet connection is half good, with strong service in the morning and poor connection in the afternoon to early evening. I have to schedule my work when the signal is the strongest.
If you have this issue you may find that going to the library may be a good idea again.
An easy to use website builder:
Even if you know HTML and CSS (if you don’t know what HTML and CSS are then good for you, you wont waste hours trying to design a website on your own) and like to code, there comes a time when you just want to get the technical stuff out of the way and get on with building a website.
That’s where having an easy to use website software comes in handy. The website builder I recommend is SiteRubix.
The software allows you to build a WordPress website with just a few mouse clicks.
I used it to build this website and I was impressed with how quickly I was able to get everything setup.
The website is also hosted on the platform but I have the flexibility of packing everything up and moving it, if the need arises in the future.
A powerful keyword research tool
What’s a keyword research tool you ask?
It is the best piece of software ever made. Well, apart from my computer’s operating software. But a keyword tool is what tells us, online business owners, what people are looking for on the internet.
This is a very essential part of the online business puzzle and very soon you will become best friends with a keyword tool.
Still don’t know what I’m talking about?
Consider Google, the mother of a search engines, whenever someone has a problem they go to Google and type in words related to their problems.
Keyword tools count how many times these words are searched per month, and how many people are searching for them. They collect and store this information in a database.
This information is very important to you because it gives you an idea of the kind of information people are looking for. If you build a website around a particular topic with these keywords, Google and other search engines may show your website when someone searches for your topic and present the information they need. That my friend is why you need a good keyword tool for your online business. Want to know which keyword tool I use?
I bet you do! It’s Jaaxy!
Click on the link to find out more about Jaaxy. What I like the most about it is that it tells me which keywords are great for attracting people to my website
And YOUR Perseverance
This should be number one on the list because no matter how many gadgets and software you acquire you will still need to bring your A-Game in order to succeed.
You will have to write the articles or pay someone to write them for you.
You will have to run your business and give it your all.
Many times people fail, not because they do not have the resources they need to succeed but because they cannot motivate themselves to get things done.
I am apart of online business program that is made up of a community of like-minded online business owners and the number one challenge that we help each other with is motivation..
If you would like to join, we’d be happy to have you. Sign Up for my FREE training here and I’ll tell you some more about it.
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