Hi, and welcome to Day 1!
If you're reading Day 1 of my 5 day Email Course, then you have taken the crucial first step to starting your online business.
Today I'd like to talk a bit about what we'll be covering in this course, so you know what to expect in the coming days.
I also want to give you a broad overview of what you'll be doing as the owner of an online business, to set the stage for more details in future emails.
What we'll cover in the this week
- What it means to do business online
- Internet marketing and niche marketing
- Choosing a direction for your new business
- Setting up your first website
- Building and expanding your business
- Popular business models
- Hype vs reality
- How to get started
- Where to get support
- Plus a couple more bonuses after the final day of the course
I will also have about 3 tasks for you to complete each day. These tasks are to get you started ‘taking action' – one of the most important factors of success. Remember, if you don't take action, everything is just theory. And theoretical money won't do you any good.
So, I hope to see you in the coming days, because I am going to open your eyes to something that can truly change your life forever.
About Me & Internet Marketing
My name is Roderick, but on the internet I usually go by my middle name, “Nathaniell”. I've been an internet marketer for about 5 years now, and just last year started to do it full time.
I officially filed taxes as a small business owner two years ago for the first time, and now I no longer have to go to a job in the morning (I quit!). When I decided to launch One More Cup of Coffee I gave it that name the thing I love most about working from home is being able to have long, slow mornings with extra time to make myself a second cup of java without having to rush off to work.
I hope to inspire you to find and meet your own goals. My site's not just about making money online, it's about crafting a kind of life for yourself that you have always wanted.
Internet marketing has changed my life. I now have the time to enjoy my many hobbies: motorcycles, diving, traveling, sailing, reading, and more! I want to teach you how to do the same thing. You don't have to enjoy drinking coffee in the morning; you can use the free time and extra money of your new lifestyle to do anything you like!
Internet Marketing & You
No doubt, each person receiving these emails will be on a different skill level with regards to online business and internet marketing. However, I hope I can provide some sort of value for everyone, regardless of skill level.
The concepts covered and tasks required in this course are pretty basic, but are essential to getting into the right mind-set to begin building the foundations of a successful, long-lasting, legitimate business.
Even if you have a bit of experience under your belt, it only takes a few minutes to skim down the page and look for nuggets of wisdom. .
You do not need to be an expert in anything to be able to benefit from this course, or from internet marketing. I started out knowing absolutely nothing about computers, the internet, business, or marketing, and now I am a successful internet marketer.
You can do the same. You only need to follow instructions, take action, and believe in yourself. If you can do that, you will be successful too.
Getting started advice
So now that you know a bit about me, internet marketing, and what you'll be doing over the course of the next 5 days, I have a bit of advice for you that I wish I had known back then.
1. Take it slow. The number one reason for people to quit is that they feel overwhelmed. There's a lot of information to take in, and for a while, it will seem like everyone has a ‘head start' on you. Don't worry. This is YOUR journey. Take all the time you need.
Of course, it's vitally important to commit, to take action, and to follow through, but if something comes up and you need to take a break for a couple days, do it. The internet will still be here when you get back.
2. Forget about the money for now. I know it's a crazy idea, but there are some other essential concepts and skills you must learn the basics of before you can build a sustainable business. This is not a ‘get rich quick' scheme, and you will not be making money over night.
Don't misunderstand, it is possible to make boat loads of cash doing this, and it makes some people into millionaires. But that takes time, and contrary to what some scammers will have you believe, it's (usually) not possible to start making money right away. Heck, it took me 3 months to make my first $5.
3. Take Action, Take Action, Take Action. The one thing you will hear REAL internet marketers hammer into your head is that the most important thing right now is to take action. It simply means to DO something, not just read about it.
For some reason, many people have the idea that you can read about online business, learn everything, then one day decide to implement all those skills and start a successful, money making website. This is not true. The way to WIN, is to FAIL as many times as you can. You are going to make mistakes along the way. The secret is not to fear them. You must look at them not as a road block, but as one step forward in the right direction.
That's it for today. We're going to get into some concrete business building examples tomorrow, and even start looking at which direction you're going to take your business. Don't forget to look for [OM2C] in your inbox for your course material each day. Below are your tasks for today.
Tasks For Today:
Task 1: Create a Free Account at the WA Online Business Community
You should have done this already, but if you haven't, do it now. Remember! There's no credit card or personal info needed
There's no need to buy anything to complete my course! However, I'll be linking to some training and videos over the next couple days, and to view them, you'll need to sign up.
You'll also be enrolled in Level 1 of the Online Entrepreneur Certification course. It's free, and will get you set up with your very first website (also free). Click the GREEN button inside to get started.
Task 2: Add a Profile Picture & Short Bio
I know it seems silly, but as you progress through your Online Entrepreneur Certification course there, having a finished profile will help you connect with the community. They are just like you! Newbies, or ex-newbies (pros), learning internet marketing.
There are quite a few pros as well, so connecting with them will surely be beneficial to you.
Please say hello on my profile to let me know you've signed up for my course. I ALWAYS help people that that sign up to WA through my course. You now have a 1-on-1 mentor to help you start your online business.
Task 3: Think about what you hope to accomplish by starting your own business.
Do you want more money? Do you want more time? Do you simply hate having a boss? It's different for everyone!
When you are clear about what your goals are, you will be able to focus more on the work that needs to be done. “Being rich” is not clear enough.
Task 4 (optional): Read About Me
I know that's a lot of reading for today, but you can save it for later if you like.
I was once in the same position as you, so, I am proof that this really works. I knew nothing when I got started, and now I do this full time.
PS. Today was just kind of an introduction day. In Day 2 I will tell you exactly how internet marketing works and how I make money from my websites.