This post is for all the beginners or those who have tried to create online stores, forums or interactive websites and could not get them going.

But first, check out a few emails I’ve received recently. See if you notice any similarities among them.


Written by bigmoneyweb
2540 days ago

There are so many things I wished I knew when I first started including the things you mentioned here. As a beginner, there are always lots of mistakes to be made and then, take corrections as time goes by. I'm sure this post will guide lots of people to avoid these mistakes. Thanks for sharing this with the bizsugar community.


Written by tiroberts
2540 days ago

I wish I understood this concept when I first got started in IM. And I admit, even after being in IM for a few years, I still didn’t fully understand this concept, but now I do.

I just gave some input on a question similar to this on WB this morning, Lisa. This same concept applies to social media marketing. It’s so much easier to build a strong following on social media AFTER you’ve already built an audience on your blog/website.

The same goes for monetization. You have to focus on the audience first, then the money will come as a byproduct of your community/audience. Or you might even get inspiration for products/services that you can make available to your audience once you understand what they need and want.

And another thing is that if you focus on the WHO and directly engaging your audience where they gather, the monetization part isn’t as hard and it doesn’t take nearly as long as most people think. As you mentioned, Lisa, the reason why most people go so long without making money is because they’re not focusing on the right things in the first place.

Thanks for taking the time to share your insights with us. I’ll definitely be sharing this post with my network. :)


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