Building a business as a challenge

The first chapter of Make Money Writing

Building a business is one of the most challenging yet most entertaining achievement you’ll cross. It takes hundreds and hundreds of hours of work to operate a business. It takes a lot of knowledge for a business to be satisfactory.

It’s the ultimate defy because it’s a never-ending challenge. Every day you’ll have new opportunities, every day you’ll have new problems to solve. The difference is that you will be the one in command. That’s you who take responsibilities of these decisions. That’s you who solve problems for your business. Because you are the owner. And when you are the owner, you can’t blame it all on someone else. It’s your bad and no one’s else if your business doesn’t operate you want it to.

There are two ways to look at it.

  1. Crap, it’s all my bad if I fail
  2. Cool! I’m the only one on command. I’m 100% responsible for the business

We prefer the second way. It’s more positive and tells that you are here for the challenge similar to playing a hard video game

Building a business is tough

If you are reading these lines that’s because you are motivated. You chose us to teach you how to build your online business with Quora. That’s what we will do. A deal is a deal.

We will give you more than the big lines. We will give you steps that you can follow so you won’t have much margin for errors.

If you do some mistakes, it’s just okay. Life is full of strange paths where no one knows where the solution is. Keep your mind free. Don’t fear mistakes because you’ll make them anyway.

Hopefully we have a plan for you.

Are you scared? It’s normal. You are about to learn how to make money on the internet. It’s a life-changing event.

When I was younger I always wanted to earn money on the internet. I watched many videos of famous YouTubers. What I loved about it was their lifestyle. They made money with their passion. They film what they enjoy doing and post it on the internet. Then many people look for that video, some subscribe, others buy something from the video-maker.

The viewers get entertained. The YouTuber gets money for his work. It’s a win/win situation and everyone is happy to help.

That’s this part that is very interesting. It’s most of what I’m teaching here.

A blog-business is about providing value to others. You can write/stream/make pictures or whatever. We call it content. Then you distribute that content to some people. If your content is great enough/hit the perfect audience, your piece of art gets shared further. On its way to infinity, some people will click the link below your content. They will read your sale page. Few people will buy the offer. Your goal is to improve that number by using different techniques that we will see in this course.

That’s the type of internet business that I’m about to develop in this course.

What’s hard about a blog-business?

  • It’s impossible to succeed if you don’t stick to the task
  • Polyvalence is key
  • It takes time to generate decent money
  • You don’t see immediate results
  • Creativity is a must-have
  • You must produce a lot of content

It’s a lot of skills that you will develop during your journey. A blog business is about publishing content that people enjoy reading. On this content, you will put links. Some will direct to a sale page, others to articles that you crafted. And so on, you know the story.

  • The more articles you have on your website, the better google will rank your website.
  • Once that’s done, you can improve the quality of your posts with some SEO to rank higher.
  • When it’s done you can start to build an audience on social media because Google read social media to rank your website

The goal is to keep on going. There are hundreds and hundreds of steps, of little things that you can improve during the process. It’s a never-ending quest to perfection. It takes a lot of time to approach the top level. Don’t worry, it’s attainable.

Because I’m lazy, I chose to find an alternative way to google for the beginning of my website.

There is an 85% chance that you already know it. 85% of the people who read Nerdow come from Quora. That’s where I put links to my website. Many links. At least one per answer to make sure that readers notice that I’m not only onto Quora. I do way more!

So, what do I do for my business?

  • I write on Nerdow
  • I answer on Quora
  • I tweet on Twitter
  • I write courses

That’s practically all the part of my job. If I want to expand, I can simply search more social media. Knowing that these four already take a consequent part of my day, I’m not going to take over another platform soon.

It’s up to you to choose on what platform you want to start.

Where do you start

A business is based on sales. If you don’t sell something, you don’t make money. If you don’t make money, you don’t have a business. Sorry to disappoint you.

You need to have a spot where you can sell your productions. The best place to do so is your website because you own your website. It’s your property and no one can take it away from you. That’s not the case when you sell on platforms that you don’t own – Everywhere else than your website.

Trust me, if you don’t own your platform, you’ll see many troubles. I don’t want to go deep into that subject. It’s full of law/ethical problems that I don’t want to discuss.

The best solution is to own your website. Then you can post whatever you want on it. Links to other websites, sales pages, articles… Whatever you want to show your readers.

The next problem is to get readers.

You already know that practically everyone on the world use google to search information.

That’s where it becomes interesting. If your blog is informational, then google will more likely than not index your content for some searches.

When you search for an answer, you ask google to find solutions to your problems. Right?

You do the same with your website. Except that you aren’t the searcher. You are the producer.

You write some articles that answer some questions. Then people use google to find the answers and miraculously find your article if it ranks great.

The only problem is the end of the phrase.

“If it ranks great”

How do you make a page of your website rank well on google? That’s one of the toughest question in the world. Believe or not, even engineers at google don’t fully understand how their ranking system work.

Hopefully we have some clues on how to improve the rank of a website. 80% of the rank is based on the quality of your content.

  • Is it unique?
  • Do you direct to other pages?
  • Are there pictures? Do they have tags?
  • Do you use bold/italic/titles?
  • Does people comment?
  • Do you write with many gap fillers?
  • Is your name active on social media?
  • And many more questions that we will see how to solve!

It’s not that hard to build your business on the internet. Anyone can start one.

I’m an 18 years old French student. I learned English by playing games and by writing with a lot of mistakes. I learned all I know about internet business on the job and on other websites. And now I’m there, making sales for my own business.

I shouldn’t brag about that. It’s not that hard to learn the basics of business. Sure, it implies that you will use most of your free time dedicated to your business. Else it won’t grow by itself. While you’ll write for your business, you will learn how to sell, how to create a website, how to manage a community and many new skills that you aren’t aware of!

It’s super exciting to launch your business. It may seem odd for many people, but if you are here that’s because you are already into that thing. You want more of life. You want to take responsibility for your life.

The secret to get more?