Sometimes, the road to business success isn’t what you think it’s going to be.
And that’s okay.
Because the journey makes us stronger, smarter and more experienced. And we often
come out on the other end with much more clarity for our business and about ourselves.
Meet Corinne. Corinne never dreamed of being an entrepreneur. She never had grand
aspirations of working online or making money with a blog.
In fact, the will to work at home only sprang from the desire to stay at home with her
children. But she had no idea what to do or how to start working from home.
By chance, she met a freelance writer on a parenting forum. Corinne always had a love
of writing, and even earned her Bachelor’s degree in English. She had an “aha!” moment
and started learning more about freelance writing.
"But she had no idea what to do or how to start working from home."
Like many others getting into freelance writing back in 2010, Corinne started applying
to content sites and finding experience there. She wrote about anything and everything,
just happy to be earning a little money here and there. But she quickly realized that
content mills were not going to get her a realistic income.
So she set up her own website, added some samples and created a blog to help drive
more attention to her website and her services. She started writing about online
business, marketing, content marketing, the benefits of good copywriting, etc. And then
something clicked. Corinne found she was really enjoying writing about online business,
and also about making money online. She had found her passion.
Fortunately, she didn’t stop there.
Over the next few years, Corinne started a couple other blogs, none in the blogging or
online marketing niche, and none that succeeded. Luckily, she continued her freelance
writing services and continued to post to her main blog.
One day, she had this bright idea to create yet another blog, in another niche. Luckily
she chatted with another blogger who knocked some sense into her. This blogger asked
Corinne, “Why would you want to create another blog? That’s 2 blogs to post on, 2 social
media accounts, and way too much work!” And she was right!
Corinne scrapped the new idea and turned all her attention to her oldest and most loved
website – her freelance writing site.
But she decided to focus less on getting writing gigs, and more on marketing her content
though connecting with other bloggers. She started commenting on other posts, doing
more guest posts and creating expert round ups.
And a funny thing happened. Not only did she start getting more traffic to her blog, she
also landed a few high-paying writing jobs.
Through lots of wrong turns, Corinne found something that she loved. Today, she still
blogs about blogging, online marketing, traffic generation and entrepreneurship. She
loves helping others not waste as much time as she did trying to find their focus.
Through e-courses and one-on one consulting, Corinne helps others find their own
passion, discover what’s unique and awesome about them and helps them get ahead in
the blogging game.
" She also landed a few high-paying writing jobs."
Corinne’s Top Online Business Tips
#1 Find your passion.
Discover what you love – and stick to it. Don’t second guess
yourself. And definitely don’t do something because you think you should. Be unique, be
#2 Figure out your value.
In the sea of online businesses and blogs, it’s important to
know what’s unique about you. What do you have to offer that no one else does?
Capitalize on that and show it off!
#3 Find your target audience.
Marketing and trying to reach anyone and everyone will
never work. Figure out who you want to work with, and who it is you are speaking to.
These are the people who should truly be interested in your business and what you have
#4 Make your website work for you.
Online entrepreneurs spend so much time sharing
their website … so put it to work! Make sure your unique value, and what you’re all
about, is prominently displayed. Make sure any new readers know immediately what
your site is all about. Don’t leave them guessing, or require them to look around to find
out what you do. Because most times, they won’t. Your value should be obvious at first
There are many roads to starting an online business, and while some may take longer
than others, we all enjoy our own journey. If you ever feel like it will never happen for
you, don’t give up. As long as you find your passion and your focus, it will happen one
COME VISIT CORINNE!
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About the Editor
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