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July 2, 2014
Grow your business online in 5 steps

Step 1: Business Directories

People are turning to the internet to find trusted local businesses. Every listing you create is an opportunity to be found online. It’s important to take advantage of this and get listed wherever possible. Below is a list of recommended business directories that you should sign up for today… The best part about them is they’re FREE, and help you grow your business online.

White Pages
• Yellow Pages
• True Local
• Local Blue
• Yelp

Make sure your business your business name is unique.
You don’t want to have 5, 10, 15 businesses with the same name as you.

Step 2: Social Media

Social Media has revolutionised the way we connect with people. It’s also revolutionised the way we do business.
It gives you the opportunity to send your message to a wider audience. This is a crucial step to grow your business online.

I recommend starting with facebook and branching off from there. All you have to do is create a free account and get started. Add your friends and family to your page and encourage them to share and recommend you. It’s that easy!

Step 3: Get a Website

With over 18million people using the internet in Australia alone, there has never been a better time to get website. A website is a great opportunity to grow your business online. It gives your customer the opportunity to make an educated buying decision and refer you on to their friends and family. As well as this, once your website is listed under several directories, you Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) will improve, creating more online exposure and traffic to your website.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT ABOUT GETTING YOUR
WEBSITE DEVELOPED.

Step 4: Groupon

Group buying allows you to grow your business online, by giving people a chance to buy a service or product at a reduced price. If you want to fast track your client base, Groupon can easily get you there. Word of advice though, just remember to make sure your discount is profitable. Groupon will take a percentage of your profits so go over the figures carefully before you make any decisions.

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT GROUPON CLICK HERE.

Step 5: Grow your business online with SEO

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is designed to bring in more traffic to your website. It will rank your website higher across search engines, and has the power to single-handedly make or break a business. It’s an easy and affordable way to grow your business online, and will continue to give you great results in the long run. A great website witout SEO, is like a bucket of water in the middle of the Sahara Desert. Get on to it today!

TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE ABOUT GETTING STARTED
ON SEO CLICK HERE

In summary, starting your own business can be a daunting task. However, an exciting journey in pursuing your dreams and achieving your goals. You get to be passionate about whatever it is you wish to do. Starting my own business was one of the best things I ever did.

I wish you luck on your new found adventure and hope this article has helped you to grow your business online.

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