Discover how to start an online business with the Plan & Grow BIG approach — it will help you conquer the #1 challenge online business owners face!

How to Start an Online Business and Conquer its #1 Challenge

Wondering how to start an online business that gives you the income, freedom, and recognition you want?

But …

  • Maybe you aren’t sure where to begin
  • Possibly you’re confused about how it all works
  • Perhaps you’re feeling a little overwhelmed

(To say the least, right?)

Here are the 4 stages you’ll go through as you start your online business

Step 1: Plan. Pinpoint your ideal customer; get your branding in place, and map out your first online offer. Here’s how to write a winning online business startup plan.

Step 2: Build. Set up your website; create your first offer, and put together an initial funnel.

Step 3: Implement. Make your offers live; grow your email list; discover which launch techniques work best for your audience.

Step 4: Grow. Work to improve your conversion rates and add more revenue streams. You’ll move through steps 1-4 as you develop each new line of business.

Sounds pretty simple, right? However …

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How to Create a Homepage for Your Online Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

Want to strike fear into the heart of a brand-new online business owner? Ask them how to build a homepage that works for their online business.

It’s a true “deer-in-the-headlights” moment. Most people don’t have a clue what to include on this essential page!

Graphic: How to Create a Winning Homepage for Your Online Business

And that’s a shame because your homepage is the “front door” for your online business website.

It’s a crucial element in the BUILD stage of Plan & Grow BIG, the method I developed to mentor online business owners.

In the BUILD stage, you’re focusing on building a home for your online business. Your homepage is the front door entrance to that home, so it’s crucial to build a homepage that helps you meet your business goals.

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I’m happy to say that anyone can build a winning homepage.

It’s a matter of making sure your page does three essential jobs right.

I’ve got three ways for you to learn how to create a winning homepage:

  1. Read this article
  2. Watch my short video
  3. Download the handy checklist I made for you

Let’s get started!

Grab your checklist here …

How to Create a Homepage

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The 5 Red Flags That Signal It’s Time to Make Over Your Website

Do you have the sneaking suspicion it’s time to make over your website, but you’re not sure if it’s worth the effort?

5 red flags waving

Today’s post is inspired by the update I just did to this site. Welcome to the new digs!

You may have been inspired by some great websites as you put yours together. But when you look at your site now, it’s just not quite there. At least, you think it’s not. But you’re not certain.

Here’s how to know for sure that your site needs a makeover. If these sound like you, read on to learn how to take advantage of the free resource I have for you.

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A 62-year-old Formula for Delighting Web Visitors

Can you hear it?

Click, click, click…

It’s a pleasing sound.

The sound of visitors signing up for your newsletter. The sound of project requests heading your way. The sound of purchases being confirmed.

You close your eyes and smile. You can see blue sky, sunshine, and sales … aaah, yes!

But all of a sudden, the sky turns gray.

That clicking? It’s the sound of visitors hitting the Back button. Of them returning to Google. Of them taking their business elsewhere.


Why are they leaving?

What makes those other websites more appealing? Why does their content get shared more? Why are they getting the sales?

How can you delight web visitors reliably?

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5 Website Mistakes

Are You Making These 5 Easily Fixed Website Mistakes?

I work with a lot of small business owners and entrepreneurs who manage their own websites.

Most of them hire me (or someone like me) to create their initial website presence. Then, once the site launches, they take over management and control of the website on their own and only request outside help when they need to make big changes or have a problem.

This isn’t a bad thing.

One of the great things about online marketing is that you can learn to run an effective and professional digital presence on your own.

But when I connect with clients in this situation — clients who have been managing their website on their own for a while — I usually spot a few problems.

I see small mistakes that can have a big negative impact on their digital presence.

So if you’re managing your own site, review this list to make sure you aren’t making the same mistakes I’ve seen.

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Your New Website Just Went Live. Now What?

Your New Website Just Went Live. Now What?

After weeks — maybe months — in development, your new website is finally live.

The job is over. You can sit back, relax, and watch your website work for you while you rest on the sidelines.

Well, not exactly.

Don’t Forget to Water Your Website

Watching your website site go live is a victory, but it’s not the end of the battle.

Maintaining, updating, and monitoring your website is a job that will last as long as your business.

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