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5 Ways to Grow and Expand Your Business for Success Online

By: Yvonne A Jones Category: Business - Entrepreneur, Business - Home-Based Business, Direct Sales

Most of us have heard the expression, “You must grow or you will die!”  Sounds extreme, but the reality of this statement is all around us.  If a plant does not grow, there’s something stifling its growth and it is going to eventually die. The same principle applies to your business.  For your business to thrive, it must expand and grow.

Following are 5 ways to grow and expand your business:

1) As an entrepreneur you are a business owner and it is important to invest in expanding your own knowledge and ability.  Very few of us who started an online business had any idea of what was involved and perhaps, like me, you’re still learning.  So it’s important to continue to educate yourself on the critical areas in your business.  This will often involve connecting with Mentors who have achieved success in their fields. There are Mentors like Denise Wakeman, founder of the Blog Squad, who can help you to gain visibility online.

2) Be willing to stay in touch with market trends and changes in technology.  Have you been online for a while?  What methods are you using to grow your list of subscribers? How much do you know about Teleseminars and their effectiveness?  You may be ready for Kathleen Gage, the Street Smart Marketer, VIP Club, which provides ‘a step by step training program to market online, gain more clients and make more sales.

3) Make it a goal to learn something new every week. This is not a far-fetched recommendation.  For everything we think we know about a topic, there are dozens, if not more, points to learn.  For example, how well do you know the ins and outs of the three basic social networking sites?  What services are available that can help to tie Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn together?  Do you have to be in front of your computer to send out Tweets during the day?  What are Groups and how can you find them?

4) Learn to use your time wisely.  We all have the same 168 hours per week yet some business owners manage to accomplish a lot while others just wonder where the time went.  Here is one suggestion:  If you live in an area where the train or bus service is excellent but traffic is heavy and congested, take the train or the bus sometimes.  Have your laptop with you and use the time to do research or reply to important e-mails.

5) Outsource as many tasks as you feel comfortable about letting go.  It’s sometimes hard to do this as you want to hold on to the reins.  Keep in mind that your time is valuable and you could be focusing on more high value income-producing tasks and opportunities by assigning certain tasks to someone who can complete it in sometimes in a shorter time.

The Internet is a vast, changing world and if your business is to remain a vibrant and viable one that attracts visitors and customers, and experience success online, you must personally grow so that you can also grow and expand your business.

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8 Comments to “5 Ways to Grow and Expand Your Business for Success Online”

  1. Terrie Wurzbacher says:

    Excellent guideline for new folks and best of all a great reminder for those who have been online for a while.

    I especially like the reminder to learn something new every week.


  2. Thank you, Terrie. I appreciate your comments, and I agree that those who have been online for a while can benefit from being reminded to go back to the basics that brought success initially.

  3. Melanie Kissell says:

    Wonderful list, Yvonne, and even better reminders!

    I’ll agree with Terrie. I especially like #3. I’m a firm believer that if you stop learning, you stop living. Learning something new keeps your brain cells active and gives you a little “oomph” to enthusiastically share with others your newly acquired knowledge. Sharing is what it’s all about and that’s exactly what you’re doing here. 🙂

    So happy to see you advocating Denise Wakeman’s online visibility program. She rocks!


  4. Love your comments, Melanie, and I do believe we all need a little “oomph” to keep us going, don’t we? 🙂 Enjoying Denise’s program and while I have to go back and review several lessons as I still have not implemented all the strategies she’s recommended, those that I already put into place have made a difference to my business. How about you?

  5. Melanie Kissell says:

    Denise Wakeman is a gem, Yvonne. She’s one of those people I call the “real deal”. And she only lives a hop, skip, and a jump away from my front door. I keep promising myself to hop in my car and go over there and knock on her door one of these days.

    I felt a sense of trustworthiness the instant I discovered her online. Her reputation speaks for itself and she sincerely wants people to succeed.

    Hope you’re having a super-duper Sunday!

  6. She definitely is a gem, Melanie, and her expertise is unquestioned. I respect her and would highly recommend her.

  7. Kandi Recine says:

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  8. Hi Shirley,
    Thanks for asking. I just want to point out that the search engines do not like duplicate content and you would not want to be penalized so I don’t recommend copy a blog post and placing it on your blog even if you give the writer credit. What I’d recommend is to start writing a post and say something about reading more about the topic in a post by Yvonne A Jones and link to the post. Hope that helps. Yvonne


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