This question is asked a lot… can you build a successful online business working part time?
Or do you need to dedicate your every waking hour to building your new internet business venture?
Well, good news and short answer…YES you can! Today’s technology has made it possible for anyone to start, build and succeed with their own home based business on the internet.
Since you can leverage the internet, and do this virtually anywhere in the world, it is possible to build your online business and make it successful while working part time or while you are working that full time job.
There are a number of essential things you have to take seriously….
So what are the important aspects you must focus on if you wish to grow your internet business, especially as you continue relying on full time employment for your regular income? In simple terms, it starts with a positive mindset and a commitment towards your business.
Most people who start their online business and are able to work at home must know how to separate their work from the comforts of home. Also managing your time while living the laptop lifestyle will be key.
There are 3 core areas of to building your
online business working part time that you
should focus on:
- Your mindset
- Your list building activities
- Your conversions
#1 – Mindset
Before you are able to get out of that 9 to 5 job, you will need to really work on yourself, your personality, and your thought process. To help you achieve the right mindset, I would really recommend that you listen to some inspirational audios.
Make sure you use the free time you have driving, commuting to work or when you are taking a shower to motivate yourself. During these dead times, the audios will help you work on your mindset and improve your faculties.
Books are another source of valuable input to improve your mindset. Reading daily from successful entrepreneurs and other motivational information will benefit you turning the corner to building confidence and self-belief for success.
Most people who decide to build an online business are often stuck at a dead end job. Or they have terrible bosses. Or they simply want to get richer faster than their job will allow them.
Whatever the reasons you have for starting your business, you need to develop the right mindset to succeed once you finally submit your resignation letter and say goodbye to your former work mates.
#2 – List Building
If you don’t have a list or a team to work with yet, then you should spend the majority of your time crafting and developing your sales funnels. This is the only way you are going to get more visitors to your website and convert them into actual customers.
You should also consider creating lead magnets –by giving away something valuable so that people can give you their email information and contacts. Craft your strategy in such a way that it will easily generate leads. Then, focus on getting more traffic to drift toward your capture page.
Outside of your mindset, most of your time should be spent on generating leads. Leads are real people and it will take time to communicate with them building rapport. Start doing this even as soon as you have a couple of leads, begin working on engaging and converting them from simple visitors, subscribers into actual paying customers.
#3 – Conversions
Conversions means sales and sales means income! And if you plan on leaving that 9 to 5 job and live the laptop lifestyle, then making sales conversions consistently is a must. There are many ways to convert leads into customers. Start by sending out daily email newsletters. Also, think about creating bonuses for your leads so that you can get them to join your team.
It takes time for your potential customer or prospect to make a purchase. Generally it has been said it may take up to 5 – 7 times to be exposed to what you are selling or the program you want them to join before they take action to buy.
Consider doing a videos and audios to further help you build good rapport to convert more people. Have a good tracking and analytics system so you can see which sales copy and funnels are working best. Then scale up those winning sales funnels to increase your profits and income. At the end of the day, the volume of conversion will determine your overall earning potential.
When it’s all is said and done, you must find your perfect balance to ensure that your online business works out. For instance, if you only focus on generating leads and stop growing your mindset and personal development, you might end up quitting. This means that you cannot avoid any of the above 3 aspects of creating a successful internet venture. You must focus your spare time on becoming the best version of you.
Additionally, if you only going to give 50 percent of your free time on working on your mindset and the other 50 percent on generating leads, then you won’t have any time to convert leads. At the end of the day, you will have a strong mindset and a big list but no customers.
Divide your time appropriately to insure your online business will continue to grow, even on a part time basis.
At the end of the day, you can still build a successful online business working part time. However, you will need to focus on these 3 core areas with the goal in mind to keep working at it until your business will give you an income that is larger than what you earn from your full time job so you can leave that 9 to 5 and live the laptop lifestyle!