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I’m unsure about you, but September has just flown by, hasn’t it?
I hope that you’ve been able to use at least one resource I’ve shared over the month, and if not? I suppose this is my final chance before
October begins. ?
Let’s dive in and begin with this week’s podcast recommendation.
Is your community site one that engages?
Building an online community is hard work. But it doesn’t have to be if you have the right blueprints to guide your efforts.
Listen and learn what it takes to build, grow, and profit from a website that focuses on a specific geographic area, which is a framework that can work for anyone trying to build a unique online business.
In this 31-minute episode, Sean Jackson interviews Kendall Guinn from Aquila Commercial to reveal the most successful tactics you need to create a hyper-local site, including…
- The most important thing you need to define first
- How to engage with your community
- Content tactics you can use to exponentially grow your audience
- The business models that can make your site extremely profitable
- And my tool recommendation for the week
If you use another podcast app, just search for “The Digital Entrepreneur” and you should find the show.
Now here are this week’s five resources to help you create, sell, and grow.
1. Improve your site’s traffic
For many business owners, one of the most popular questions is “How can we increase web traffic?” Here are some simple strategies you can implement to bring more potential customers to your site.
2. Email is not “dead”
Don’t think (not even for a second) that email is “dead.” It’s still by far one of the most effective methods of communication with your customers. Taking the time to enhance your email skills pays off. Here are some resources to help you get started.
3. Are you still developing your product?
Your team needs to keep the wants, needs, opinions, feedback, and reactions of real users at the very center of your product’s development. Deviate from that and your product’s usability (and your profits) will begin to nosedive. Here’s how to avoid that.
4. Less is more
When building a successful business, one of the most important things you can do (yet one most overlooked) is learning the art of being “productive on purpose.” Purpose and effectiveness are natural by-products of reducing the endless intrusions we unthinkingly allow into our awareness.
5. Utilize the power of blogging to sell your products
But if you’re still growing your audience and need to get the word out about your ecommerce store, here are smart reasons to start blogging.
I hope you find these resources to be useful, and that at least one of them helps you take a meaningful step forward during the course of the next week.
Thank you for your attention, and have a great weekend. ?