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Building a Real Business in 1 Year

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by PowerSeal, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. PowerSeal

    PowerSeal Newbie

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    I will try to be as short and straight to the point as possible.

    My Plan:
    I will build a real business in one specific niche. The company will have a brand and its own physical products. I need to focus on marketing research, customer profile and competition analysis. My goal is to build a real credible business with good quality products.

    What I Have:
    Experience and good connections in the field I will be working in. Besides that, I have gained knowledge in the Internet Marketing area over the past year. I have basic and good understandings of SEO, Social Media and Web Design, but as people use to say: ?One never stops learning?.

    My Education:
    I am studying Business & Finance at the moment.

    Back to the point:
    The sales will come mainly from online orders from Europe and U.S. and I will be focusing all my attention to that.

    The purpose of this thread is to keep me motivated and to keep track of my progress. I hope that this way I can get rid of my main bad habits: ?laziness? and ?not staying focused?. I will post short time goals each Friday and will do my best to post updates on my progress during the week.
    More long time goals will be added during my Journey.

    Now, let?s get started.

    Week 1:

    Short Time Goals ? Estimated Delivery Time - 1 Week:

    Keyword research ? Find the best keywords for my niche and optimize the website and future articles based on that list of keywords. I will build a list of 100 keywords. I will only use those keywords as a reference and I will never write low quality articles just for the purpose of SEO. My goal is to build a real ?brand? backed up by a good social media campaign, based on real interest and nothing more

    Facebook Page Documentation ? Read more about Facebook pages and the basic settings for a good Facebook page

    Logo ? Create a logo for my brand

    Website ? Build only the blog section of the website where I will start posting articles related to my niche

    Articles ? As soon as the website is ready start posting one article each day. Organize the articles on categories

    Facebook Page - Create a Facebook Page based on the following rules:
    • Good looking page with graphics and photos
    • Motivate the visitor to click the ?Like? button
    • A graphic element that drives the visitor to the ?Like? button
    • Reward for pressing the ?Like? button
    • No other links on the welcome page that would distract the visitor

    Reward for completing the goals on time ? Four good quality expensive beers (served cold)

    Long Time Goals ? Estimated Delivery Time 1 Year:

    Facebook Page with 100.000 fans

    Twitter Account with 30.000 followers

    YouTube channel with 10.000 subscribers

    Website with a steady amount of visitors coming from search engines, referral traffic and social media

    Record and keep track of all the numbers
     
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  2. PowerSeal

    PowerSeal Newbie

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    Week 1 - Results:

    Keyword research ? Completed ? A list of 105 keywords organized by the number Global Monthly Searches. I selected the keywords based on the GMS (not Local) because they are long tail English keywords that are searched mainly from US and Europe. All my keywords have a minimum of 500 exact monthly searches. Most important they are all in the same niche

    Facebook Page Documentation ? Completed ? I read more regarding a Facebook page and it?s importance to a business or company. Many things were obvious; however I managed to highlight some interesting key points regarding a Facebook page

    Logo ? Completed ? After 4 hours of brainstorming and sketching I managed to design a good looking logo

    Website ? Completed ? Bought and installed a Wordpress E-commerce theme and optimized only the blog section of the website


    Articles ? Not Completed

    Facebook Page ? Not Completed

    Reward for completing the goals on time ? Not Received

    Week 2:

    Short Time Goals ? Estimated Delivery Time ? 1 Week
    Note: I will be very busy next week this is why I limited my goals. However I need to do my best, stick to the plan and complete the goals on time

    Articles ? Write and post at least 3 articles on my website

    Facebook Page ? Create a Facebook Page based on the rules listed in post one

    Facebook Page Promotion ? Join 10 Facebook Groups with at least 500 members and post relevant information on their pages

    Facebook Page Information ? Post at least 2 relevant graphic images with tips relevant to my niche

    Reward for completing the goals on time ? Beer and my favorite pizza


    Website visitors ? 0
    Facebook page Likes ? 0
     
  3. MantasLTU

    MantasLTU Newbie

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    You forgot to mention your websites url.
     
  4. PowerSeal

    PowerSeal Newbie

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    You really think that? Have you ever seen a thread around here where people give away everything, including their website address? I don't think so.

    I never intended to give away my website URL, so I didn't forget anything.
     
  5. emaloy97

    emaloy97 Junior Member

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    Don't be such a prick about it.
     
  6. MantasLTU

    MantasLTU Newbie

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    Yeah almost everybody who has a real bussiness puts url or banner in his sig. What do you mean give away? U said that u'll sell ur own physical products. I think so.
     
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    good luck, I'll follow the thread, wish you the best!
     
  8. PowerSeal

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    Really? I do understand that everybody has the right to comment, but I don?t think your comment is appropriate.

    You could have expressed the same opinion without insulting me, but I guess it requires a little more thinking.

    I am starting a journey and I will post every method I?ll use to promote my business. I will also post the results and numbers. If I make my website?s URL public everyone will know not only my niche, but also my products and prices.

    Building a real business takes time and money. If I post my website address, once I start getting results, there is always the chance that someone will get into the same niche, using the same promotional methods I used. I said I?ll sell my own physical products, I didn?t say I will have unique products available only at my store.

    I am willing to share my promotional methods and the results I get, for people to see what works better and what doesn?t. Maybe someone here will find that information useful.

    Thank you
     
  9. footballfreak

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    Some of comments are out of line. I wish you good luck, will try to follow your thread.
     
  10. mikemeth

    mikemeth Power Member

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    Good luck 1 year plan seems quite achiavable
     
  11. havoc666

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    Good luck to you. Hope everything works out for you.
     
  12. ice41

    ice41 Power Member

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    Goodluck OP! Will keep an eye on this thread. Wish your success!
     
  13. Johnuma

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    Good luck im subscribed you're theread
     
  14. ramnath

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    Good luck :)
     
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