Women are making waves online. Are you one of them? Women in business is becoming increasingly popular.
The emergence of blogging and social media has made it possible for women entrepreneurs and create new businesses doing exactly what they want to do.
Why? Because women are naturally social. Women love to connect, and women love to nurture. And that is exactly what you need to create and grow an online business.
What does it take to run a successful online business?
It takes heart. First and foremost.
What are your motives?
- connecting and socializing
- being a resource and helping
- making money online
If the third choice is you, then you may as well hang up your online business hat. At least the hat where you will become famous for just simply being you and everyone will flock to your site and by your products. (yeah that one, hang it up)
Of course no one minds making money, and you should be doing so if you have a blog or business online, but what about adding true value?
If you add true value then your products and services sell themselves and it becomes that much easier to become an online power influencer. (aka you will have Klout)
5 marketing must haves for online business owners
An email list
Email marketing is not dead. It is essential to developing a business. It is a great way to connect with your readers and build your client base. The key is adding value. Want value? Here’s your chance, sign up for free business and marketing insights+blogging and social media savvy right on the sidebar ——>
Whether starting a blog is your business or you are starting one for your online business, it is an absolute must! A blog is where you connect, engage, and provide value for your readers. It is also how you will establish your credibility and create authority.
A social media presence
Social influence is paramount in creating a name for yourself in the online realm. It is the very reason why it is possible for anyone to create a business based on what they love and their expertise. Get social. Follow me on twitter and circle me on Google + for more great tips on getting social.
A network of like minded business professionals
This goes hand in hand with having a social media presence. Building a network is of utmost importance. One great way is to use groups on Facebook and LinkedIn. You can invite people to your group and engage with them on a personal level.
A mission(what are you contributing to the world with this business?)
Without a mission, your business is not likely to make it very far or be very fulfilling. Identifying what your mission is will enable you to establish your company culture and business philosophies and always keep you consistent. Plus, good business is about giving back.
So there you have it, if you are a woman who is considering starting an online business or being a woman entreprenuer then now is the right time! Starting a blog is a great business for women. Learn more about it here.
As always I would love to hear from you. What do you think about women in business? What business for women do you recommend? Are you a woman in business? Share your business with me in the comments below!