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How to Start An Online Business with the IPAS2 System and Kalatu Blog – Day 1

How to Start An Online Business with the IPAS2 System and Kalatu Blog | Day 1” written by Mike Marko.

So you want to learn “how to start an online business”.  You probably have your own reasons and goals for starting an online business.

Well in this series of blog posts, we’ll be teaching you how to start an online business using very actionable steps to help you along the way.  Learn from our success (and lessons learned) so that you can get on the path of financial freedom faster.

Now depending on whether you have an online business already or not, some of these steps may not be directly applicable to you.  That is ok, because as long as you can apply most of these steps (and steps in follow up lessons) you’ll be well underway in growing your online business.

Please keep revisiting this series of blog posts.  We plan to keep improving this series to make sure that they are up to date, and provide you the best possible value.

A Word Before We Start

Before we get to starting your own online business, I want to make sure we are clear on one thing: this is not a get rich quick scheme.  What we are going to talk about are proven techniques to build an online business for the long term.  You may not make money tomorrow, you may not even make money in your first week, but with persistence and consistence action you will build a successful business.

It is unfortunate that many people quit before they start getting their first wins.  They don’t realize that they are only one small tweak, or adjustment, away from making money online.  Just like the story from the book, Think & Grow Rich, you could be three feet from gold and not even know it.

The trick is to keep at it.

And put in the effort daily.

Ok, enough of this… let’s get to the good stuff.

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Day 1 of How to Start An Online Business

So you made your decision to get started!  Great!  So first thing’s first in learning how to start an online business.

Starting an Online Business with the Right Core Product

Bren and I looked at a lot of programs before picking the IPAS2 system as the core product for us.  When you combine IPAS2 with the profit maximizers from Empower Network, you have the perfect 1-2 combination for building an online business.

Now you can use follow these steps and use them for most online businesses, but first make sure that they have a well tested system like IPAS 2, complete with a “tripwire” product like the $7 trial to get people comfortable buying products from you.  You also need to make sure your core product has funded proposals that help fund your advertising, like the IPAS2 6 Figures Shortcutts, the paid monthly IPAS2 membership fees, and the Empower Network Kalatu blog.  All these products really help with building your business.

Then you use the more expensive profit maximizers as your income generating products.

If you don’t have the funds to get all the profit maximizers, you can still make money with the other products.  Just make sure you reinvest your money back in to get the other profit maximizers to help grow your income faster.  The sooner you get all the profit maximizers the sooner you can start building a larger income.

Orientation Videos

Your core products most likely have orientation videos.  I recommend watch these videos as soon as you can.  Make sure you can watch them uninterrupted because these will be key to making sure you get off on the right foot.  With IPAS2, there are 5 Success Formula videos you need to watch before you do anything else.

Setup and Configuration

Your core product will probably have a setup wizard, or some sort of configuration you need to do to set things up.  With IPAS2 there is a setup wizard you must complete before you start any marketing activities.

One of the key setup with any core product is to get your autoresponder setup.  The emails you collect for your leads is your most valuable asset online.  That it is very important to get the autoresponder configured.  In IPAS2, this is all covered in the setup wizard.  Once you get GetResponse, they will have you setup a lead list and a buyers list.  The lead list are the people who have only expressed an interest in your offer but haven’t bought, and the buyers list… well obviously these are the people that at the very least bought the trial.

Now if you are not using IPAS2 you need to make sure that you have your email autoresponder setup.  If you don’t have one, check out my review of two very popular autoresponders: Aweber and GetResponse.  These are key to managing your email list, and helping you to both send out a predetermined series of emails to new subscribers, and to broadcast newsletters to your lists.

Before you start promoting your link, test to make sure everything is working properly.  Use your own email to register using your capture pages.  Once you enter in your information:

  • Look see if the system sent you an email once you subscribed
  • Check in GetResponse to see if you show up as a lead
  • Check your backoffice (if you have one like IPAS2 does) and see if a lead has been registered.

If they all look good, then you are ready to start promoting your link.

Here are a few blog posts on emailing your leads (we’ll cover more of this in a future lessons):

6 Email Marketing Tips to both Engage and Convert Customers
Email Marketing Best Practices
Mobile Friendly Email Make All the Difference

Setting Up Your Social Media

How to Start An Online Business with Social MediaWe have already covered a lot about how to build an online business in today’s lesson, but we aren’t done yet.

Hopefully you have already some social media accounts: Facebook, maybe Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, etc.  If not, then you really need to at least build accounts for all of these.  I understand that some people don’t like social media… but unfortunately this is the way things are going.  If you don’t have a presence on social media you are really hurting your online business results.

Next I want you to start subscribing to some Facebook groups.  The types of groups you should subscribe to will depend on the niche of your core products.  IPAS2 and the profit maximizers fall under the make money online niche.  That means you can find good groups to join by using search terms like “MLM“, “make money online“, and “internet marketing“.

Be sure to only subscribe to five groups at a time, and then wait 2-3 hours before doing that again.  You don’t want to join too many groups all at once otherwise you can go to “Facebook Jail”.

That’s It For Now On How to Start An Online Business

I know we covered a lot of ground today, but I want you to get a good head start.  The sooner you can get past these the sooner we can get to money making activities.

If you are done all of this, and want to jump ahead feel free to click the button below (the button will be activated once the new day’s exercise is done).

How to Start An Online Business

 

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If you are interested in learning how to make money online, click the following links to learn more about the IPAS System, and get the information to form your own opinion from this Empower Network Review.

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How to Start An Online Business with the IPAS2 System and Kalatu Blog – Day 2

How to Start An Online Business with the IPAS2 System and Kalatu Blog | Day 2” written by Mike Marko.

So you are starting to learn “how to start an online business”.  You probably have your own reasons and goals for starting an online business.

In this series of blog posts, we’ll be teaching you how to start an online business using very actionable steps to help you along the way.  Learn from our success (and lessons learned) so that you can get on the path of financial freedom faster.

If you missed Day 1 of this training blog post, then click here to go to Day 1.

Like we said in Day 1, depending on whether you have an online business already or not, some of these steps may not be directly applicable to you.  That’s ok.  As long as you can use most of these steps you’ll be well underway in growing your online business.

Please keep revisiting this series of blog posts.  We plan to keep improving this series to make sure that they are up to date, and provide you the best possible value.

A Reminder Before We Start Today

Before we get on with Day 2 with starting your own online business, I want to make sure we are clear on one thing: this isn’ a get rich quick scheme.  We’ll be talking about several proven techniques to build an online business.  You may not make money tomorrow, you may not even make money in your first week, but with persistence and consistence action you will build a successful business.

Unfortunately a lot of people quit before they start getting their first wins.  They get that they’re only one small adjustment away from making money online.  Just like the story from the book, Think & Grow Rich, you could be three feet from gold and be completely unaware.

The key is that you have to stick with it, and put in daily effort.

Ok, enough of this… let’s get to the good stuff.

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Day 2 of How to Start An Online Business

So you made your decision to get keep going!  Great!  Let’s learn more about how to start an online business.

How to Start An Online Business - MindsetPart 1: Mindset

This step is pretty easy but surprisingly not followed very often, which is why some people fail! If you are are not in the right mindset before you do your marketing it will fail.  Then you’ll always wonder why your marketing is not working like it works for other people.  So just do it and see how quickly your mindset changes into that of a successful entrepreneur.

Section 1 – Listen to the Morning Mindset Call – 9AM EST / 6AM Pacific

Live Call: 9am EST Monday-Friday: 712-432-0900 – Access Code: 565762# If you miss it or can’t make it live dial into the Replay Number when you can:712-432-0990 Access Code: 565762# (Usually up for 23 hours)

If you live overseas, then click here to get onto the mindset calls.

Also, before the call I suggest you fill out this “Major Definite Purpose Sheet” and read it every morning:
Click here to download the Word Doc template if you have not yet!

This is hosted by Paul Hutchings & one of the greatest things to start your day off!

Section 2 – Soak in Knowledge for 15 Minutes a Day (Part Time) 30-60 minutes (Full Time)

We recommend you read or listen to books to help learn more about leadership influence, sales & marketing.  Here are some suggestions we recommend:

>The Secret Code of Success – Noah St. John – Amazon Link
>Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – T Harv Eker – Amazon Link
>The Science of Getting Rich- Wallace D Wattles– Download the eBook here
>Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill– Download the eBook here
>Cashvertising – Drew Eric Whitman – Amazon Link

How to Start An Online Business - List BuildingPart 2: List Building

There are lots of ways to start building your list, but for now we’ll just focus on some basic examples.  I am going to assume you have already tested your autoresponder, setup your social media accounts, and started joining Facebook groups, like we discussed in How to Start An Online Business – Day 1. If you haven’t, then go back and complete Day 1.

Section #1 – Invest in Done-For-You Traffic

This is one of the easiest ways to start eyeballs on your website, generating leads, and making some sales.  You should try to create a marketing budget that you can put into paid traffic every month to help create consistency and momentum.  The best part you can get the traffic without any effort on your part.

There is training in the IPAS2 Gold Members section on how to use traffic brokers.  Here is another traffic broker you can use:  MLM Leads.  If you are not a member of IPAS2 yet, you can check out more details in this IPAS2 Review.

These are a couple of the IPAS2 capture pages that are working really well right now with their traffic. (opt-in rates from 30-50%). You can find your links to this new sales funnel on the Promo Links Page under ‘Giveaway Trial’.

http://ipasgiveaway.com/cp2/?id= 
http://ipasgiveaway.com/cp1/?id= 

Section #2 – Make Posts In Facebook Groups

Posting in Facebook groups can be done right away in the morning.  That way when people wake up, they see your post on their newsfeed. (we’ll cover posting multiple times per day later on, but start with this). There are a lot of different types of Facebook posts you can make, but the most effective ones are questions that get people to comment and ask you for more information (starting the conversation), or posting proof that the business is working for you or others and asking people to like/comment to get more information about how they can do it too.

You can see some example posts here and model them (don’t copy them exactly… personalize them)

Don’t post to more than five Facebook groups at a time, then wait a few hours before doing it again.

Section #3 – Facebook Chat with 5-10 People (Part Time) 15-20 People (Full Time)

Whether you are first learning how to start an online business, or been doing this for a while, this is the most effective thing you can do if you want to guarantee you’ll get a certain amount of signups each and every day.  Many people take this for granted, but you can get 2-5 signups per day JUST using this method of chatting with people on Facebook and sending them to your website.

You may ask, “why does it work so well?”

It is because people already trust you and can see exactly who you are from your profile.  They also know you’re going to be there to help them if they get started. You can also chat with people you have on other social media sites (LinkedIn, Skype or Google +) the exact same way, and in some cases it’s even more effective because less people are doing it and the people on those sites are more ‘business minded.’

Watch the IPAS2 training on how to chat with people right here under ‘Facebook Marketing Mastery – 2: Facebook Prospecting

How to Start An Online Business - Creating ContentPart 3: Creating Content

The purpose of creating your own content (videos and articles) is to give you something valuable to send your email list.  The new content also helps attract new leads to your business through posting on Facebook and your other social media sites, putting your videos on YouTube, and ranking your blog in the search engines.  When you use your own content, people get to know you better and you begin to build a connection.  We call this “attraction marketing”, and it is how we make 90%+ of our online income.

Section #1 – Pick Your Topic of the Day (or Week)

Even when you are first learning how to start an online business, there are a lot of ways to pick a topic for the day (or week).  If you listen to the mindset call in the first section of today’s exercise, they always have a topic you can cover for the day if you listen in and pay attention.

If that doesn’t work for you, you can also look for articles and videos on subjects that your target audience is interested in.  This can be about entrepreneurship, online marketing, motivation, personal development, and the list goes on.  If you are reading books on these topics (again from the Mindset section… see a theme developing? 🙂 ) then you should have lots to create content about.

For our website at http://brenandmike.influxentrepreneur.info we use the technique of learning something for our business, practicing it, and then teaching what we learned.  That is how we have done most of our blog posts.

If you are using the Kalatu blog, then there is a feature where the blogging platform will help generate blog ideas.  I found it practically extracts blog posts from me when you follow the 21-day challenge.

Section #2 – Create Content (Video, Written Blog Post, or Both)

Now that you have picked a topic, it is time to create some content.

The best content actually has a blog post AND a video, but you can choose to do either one if you don’t have the time.

When creating video, you don’t need fancy equipment or lighting.  Bren and I just use our iPhones.

Just grab your cell phone and record yourself talking about the topic of the day for 2-3 minutes.  Then towards the end tell people if they want to get started in a home business and make some extra money from home, then visit your website (and say the website name).  It’s that easy.  Keep the videos under 3 minutes.

Sure it can be intimidating to create your first few videos, but trust me, each video gets easier and easier.  If you do this every day you’ll be surprised how comfortable you get doing them.

You can convert your video to MP4 using anydvdconveter (Google it).  Start with the trial and see how you like it.

Once you have your video done, you can upload it to your YouTube.com channel and put your affiliate link either in the first or second line of the video description (be sure to include the http:// to make sure it is clickable).  I would also recommend uploading it directly to your Facebook with a short description below it and again include your affiliate link below the short description.

Then you’ll put the video at the top of your blog post with a link to your capture page below it, then a brief written summary of what’s inside the video, and another link to your business.

A good format for your blog post (if you are not using the Kalatu 21-day challenge):

  • Value content (video, image, written, or all three)
  • Call to action (telling people why they should click your link, and then followed by your link to your capture page)
  • Signature (image of you, contact info & a P.S promoting your business, tool or resource).

Look at THIS blog post… we follow that template.

That’s It For Now On How to Start An Online Business

I know we covered a lot of ground today, but I want you to start building momentum in your business.  

If you are done all of this, and want to jump ahead to learn more about how to start an online business feel free to click the button below.

How to Start An Online Business

 

P.S. – If you like this post, feel free comment down below and/or share on Facebook.

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Author: Mike Marko
Click here to contact Mike

If you are interested in learning how to make money online, click the following links to learn more about the IPAS System, and get the information to form your own opinion from this Empower Network Review.

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How to Start An Online Business with the IPAS2 System and Kalatu Blog – Day 3

How to Start An Online Business with the IPAS2 System and Kalatu Blog | Day 3” written by Mike Marko.

At this point we have already established that you are starting to learn “how to start an online business”.  And that you probably have your own reasons and goals for starting an online business.

This is day 3 in our series of blog posts where we’ll be teaching you how to start an online business using very actionable steps.  Learn from our success (and lessons learned) so that you can get on the path of financial freedom a lot quicker.

If you missed Day 1 of this training blog post, then click here to go to Day 1.

Or if you missed Day 2 of this training blog post, then click here to go to Day 2

Like we said in Day 1, depending on whether you have an online business already or not, some of these steps may not be directly applicable to you…  and that’s ok.  As long as you can use most of these steps you’ll be well underway in growing your online business.

I want to remind you to please keep revisiting this series of blog posts.  We plan to keep improving these blog posts to make sure that they are up to date and providing you the best possible value.

A Reminder Before We Start Today

I know that we have talked about this in the posts for the previous two days when we talked about starting your own online business, but… it is worth repeating again.  I want to make sure we are clear on one thing: this isn’ a get rich quick scheme.  But even with the proven techniques we’ll be discussing today on how to build an online business you may not make money tomorrow, you may not even make money in your first week, but with persistence and consistence action you will build a successful business.

It is very unfortunate a lot of people quit before they start making money online.  What they don’t realize is that they’re only one small adjustment or change away from making money online.  Just like the story from the book, Think & Grow Rich, you could be three feet from gold and be completely unaware.

I can’t emphasize enough that the key is that you have to stick with it, and put in daily effort.

Ok, enough of this… let’s get to the good stuff.

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Day 3 of How to Start An Online Business

You will notice that some of these tasks today are very similar to the tasks from Day 2… but that’s ok.  The reason is that when you learn about how to start an online business a lot of it is about being consistent.

By now I expect you should have already gotten your copy of Kalatu… the Empower Network blogging system, and the affiliate license to be able to promote the blog.  Because if you don’t have a blog, then you are basically homeless on the internet.  You will have a harder time getting people to take you seriously if you are homeless.

How to Start An Online Business - MindsetPart 1: Mindset

There is no change to this step from Day 2… but we repeat this because you need to be doing this daily.  If you are are not in the right mindset before you do your marketing it will fail.  So just do it already.  

Section 1 – Listen to the Morning Mindset Call – 9AM EST / 6AM Pacific

Live Call: 9am EST Monday-Friday: 712-432-0900 – Access Code: 565762# If you miss it or can’t make it live dial into the Replay Number when you can:712-432-0990 Access Code: 565762# (Usually up for 23 hours)

If you live overseas, then click here to get onto the mindset calls.

You should have already filled out the “Major Definite Purpose Sheet” and read it already this morning.  If not, here is the template again:
Click here to download the Word Doc template if you have not yet!

Section 2 – Soak in Knowledge for 15 Minutes a Day (Part Time) 30-60 minutes (Full Time)

We recommend you read or listen to books to help learn more about leadership influence, sales & marketing.  This can also include going over the training within IPAS2 or Empower Network.  Here are some additional suggestions we recommend:

>Inner Circle Audio – If you have the Inner Circle Audio you should be listening to these throughout the day
>The Secret Code of Success – Noah St. John – Amazon Link
>Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – T Harv Eker – Amazon Link
>The Science of Getting Rich- Wallace D Wattles– Download the eBook here
>Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill– Download the eBook here
>Cashvertising – Drew Eric Whitman – Amazon Link

How to Start An Online Business - List BuildingPart 2: List Building

There are lots of ways to start building your list, but for now we’ll still focus on some basic examples.  

Section #1 – Invest in Done-For-You Traffic

Done-for-you traffic is one of the easiest ways to start eyeballs on your website, generating leads, and making some sales.  You really need to try and find a marketing budget for paid traffic every month.  This will help create consistency and momentum.  The best part you can get the traffic without any effort on your part.

There is training in the IPAS2 Gold Members section on how to use traffic brokers.  And here are is another traffic brokers you can use:  MLM Leads.  If you are not a member of IPAS2 yet, you can check out more details in this IPAS2 Review.

These are some of the IPAS2 capture pages that are working really well right now. You can find your links to this new sales funnel on the Promo Links Page under ‘Giveaway Trial’.

http://ipasgiveaway.com/cp2/?id= 
http://ipasgiveaway.com/cp1/?id= 

Section #2 – Make Posts In Facebook Groups

Remember that posting in Facebook groups is best done right away in the morning.  The idea is that when people wake up, they see your post on their newsfeed. You can then post in five groups at a time every 2-3 hours.  There are many different types of Facebook posts you can make, but the more effective ones are questions that get people to comment and ask you for more information (you are starting a conversation), or posting proof that the business is working for you or others and asking people to like/comment to get more information about how they can do it too.

Here you can see example posts that you can model (please don’t copy these exactly… personalize them so that they sound like they are coming from you).

You should also get in the habit of making a couple Facebook posts per day.  I recommend you don’t talk about your business on your personal Facebook page… at least not directly at first.  Start by posting pictures of you and your family, inspiration quotes, or some fun videos or pictures.  You want your personal page to be a fun and motivating place to hang out.

And I recommend changing the settings on your personal page so that they are public. When people see your posts on Facebook groups, they will come and check you out on your personal page to see if they want to learn more.

Section #3 – Facebook Chat with 5-10 People (Part Time) 15-20 People (Full Time)

No matter if you are first learning how to start an online business, or been doing this for a while, starting up Facebook chats is the most effective thing you can do if you want to increase the amount of signups each and every day.  Many people take Facebook chatting for granted. But with Facebook chatting you could get 2-5 signups per day by eventually sending them to your website.

This works so well because people already trust you and can learn who you are from your profile.  They also have a better feeling that you’re going to be there to help them if they get started. Chatting on other social media sites (LinkedIn, Skype or Google +) works the exact same way.  In some cases chatting on our social media sites is even more effective because less people are doing it, and the people on those other platforms are more ‘business minded.’

Watch the IPAS2 training on how to chat with people right here under ‘Facebook Marketing Mastery – 2: Facebook Prospecting

How to Start An Online Business - Creating ContentPart 3: Creating Content

There are a lot of reasons to create your own content (videos and articles).  Among those reasons is that you have something valuable to give to send your email list.  The new content also helps attract new leads to your business through posting on Facebook and your other social media sites, putting your videos on YouTube, and ranking your blog posts in the search engines.  By using your own content, people get to know you better and you begin to build a connection and a following.  This is call “attraction marketing”, and it is how Bren and I make 90%+ of our online income (directly and indirectly).

Section #1 – Pick Your Topic of the Day (or Week)

We talk about how to pick your topic in Day 2, so I’m not going to cover that again.

If you are using the Kalatu blog, then there is a feature where the blogging platform will help generate blog ideas.  I found it practically extracts blog posts from me when you follow the 21-day challenge.

Section #2 – Create Content (Video, Written Blog Post, or Both)

Now it’s time to create some content.  The best content has a blog post AND a video, but you can choose to do either one if you don’t have enough time to do both.

When creating video, Bren and I just use our iPhones.  So just grab your cell phone and record yourself talking about the topic of the day for 2-3 minutes.  Make sure that towards the end tell people if they want to get started in a home business and make some extra money from home, then visit your website (and say the website name).  It’s that easy.  Keep the videos under 3 minutes!

It can be intimidating to create your first few videos.  I know.  But trust me when I tell you that each video gets easier and easier.  If you do this every day you’ll be surprised how comfortable you get doing them.

When you have your video finished,upload it to your YouTube.com channel.  Then put your affiliate link either in the first or second line of the video description (be sure to include the http:// to make sure it is clickable).  Then load it directly to your Facebook page with a short description below it and again include your affiliate link below the short description.

Then you’ll put the video at the top of your blog post with a link to your capture page below it, then a brief written summary of what’s inside the video, and another link to your business.

A good format for your blog post (if you are not using the Kalatu 21-day challenge):

  • Value content (video, image, written, or all three)
  • Call to action (telling people why they should click your link, followed by your link to your affiliate capture page)
  • Signature (image of you, contact info & a P.S promoting your business, tool or resource).

Look at THIS blog post… we follow this exact template.

That’s It For Now On How to Start An Online Business

This is Day 3, so you should be starting to build momentum in your business.  

If you finished the tasks in Day 3, and want to jump ahead to learn more about how to start an online business, then click the button below (the button will be activated once the new day’s exercise is written).

How to Start An Online Business

 

P.S. – If you like this post, feel free comment down below and/or share on Facebook.

Free Bootcamp Training Mini-Course

Suggested Articles:
1. How to Start An Online Business with the IPAS2 System and Kalatu Blog | Day 1
2. How to Select The Best Email Campaign Software for Your Business
3. How to Select The Best of Email Marketing Tools

How to Start An Online Business with the IPAS2 System and Kalatu Blog  - Mike Marko

Author: Mike Marko
Click here to contact Mike

If you are interested in learning how to make money online, click the following links to learn more about the IPAS System, and get the information to form your own opinion from this Empower Network Review.

Article: How to Start An Online Business with the IPAS2 System and Kalatu Blog | Day 3