Starting a Small Business Online (The 1st Step)


Hey guys James Wedmore here and a
couple weeks ago I did a video asking you to share your
questions on video marketing and entrepreneurship with me on my channel and the response
was amazing so here we are we’re gonna answer a good
question this one comes from Carmen Estrada so Carmen thank you so much for the question
and it’s a great question so here we go Carmen asks as a wanna
be an entrepreneur my challenge is knowing how to put all
the pieces of starting an online business together in order a priority I know
that I need to make videos on YouTube to promote the
business have a blog, a website have a promo video my landing page and
wanted to videos to sense a potential customers with free content I’d love to get ideas on
when to do? what? Carmen this is a fantastic question but before I can go in and really
answer it I got kind address how you started your some
other language you use that stuck out to me really was a red flag
you said you call yourself a wanna be entrepreneur and I I really
think that’s the first real problem you either are
an entrepreneur or you’re not this isn’t a hobby this isn’t something
you double in and expect to have incredible results
and I remember when I first got started I had one foot
in and one foot out I had a job its making money during the
day and then moonlighting entrepreneurship at night and that’s
fantastic when you’re getting started but for me the real magic didn’t start until I
committed 100 percent to call myself an Entepreneur and that’s what I encourage
to anybody else to do this really isn’t a part-time hobby that
you double in so don’t call yourself a wannabe entrepreneur wether are
or your not let’s get into it let’s talk about this question that Carmen
has with really comes down to oh my gosh there’s so much to do so many
social networking sites to be a part of that market my business on where do I social
networking sites to be a part of that market my business on where do I get
started a lot of us don’t have the focus and then we get stuck in a place to overwhelmed
well the answer I’m gonna give Carmen and everyone else who has the same
situation is really simple you need to get from point A which is where
you are right now to point B as quickly as possible now point B is cash profit
money in the bank you don’t need to worry about having a blog website a YouTube
video, social-networking any that stuff especially if you’re just
getting started the thing you need to do right now is figure out how you can get a paying
clients or customer as quickly as possible and believe it or
not the offline world is still be easiest and
quickest way to do that if you’re just getting started you see you could spend the next six
months working on building up your social networking profiles, getting your branding
done, building your blog. putting out content and that’s great you can spend
six months full time 40 60 80 hours a week doing
that and still not see a dime what I want you to do what I want you to focus
on is seen the proof seen the results cash money paying
customers as quickly and easily as possible and it starts which is getting hungry an
aggressive and being willing to fail be willing to put yourself out there and
get rejected have people say no you because someone will say yes if you have a product
or service or software or something of value people will
pay you for it so how can you get in front of your
ideal customers as quickly as possible networking at local events, connecting
with people offline, speaking at a local chamber of
commerce and going to a meet up group anything like that knocking on doors
just so that you can get a yes as quickly as possible all this other online stuff is
important and its absolutely crucial for scaling and
growth but you don’t need it to get started and the most important thing is I
want you to see proof I want you to see profit
as quickly as possible Carmen I really appreciate the question guys keep those questions
come in and make sure to subscribe to my channel cuz I’m
put not videos like crazy right now so click the button to subscribe type in
the questions that you have and I’ll see you on the next video. Take care.. still trying
to figure out all this YouTube and social media stuff well I got
you covered click the link below to download my latest guide the YouTube traffic
report to finally give you a clear cut strategy for online success with video. Try
to bring a person to help me what position should it be to start
out behind the camera person or someone in my
admin space well I want to get married it’s avery great
first-name its a great question and so if anyone is
looking to expand beyond themselves…

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100 thoughts on “Starting a Small Business Online (The 1st Step)

  1. If you're just starting a small business and need potential customers, we can help you get them. We can promote your business on our facebook page for free…ask me how!

  2. I agree – combine online and offline presence. Thanks James – good advice and love the hair! Leemore

  3. Wow! Thank you sooooo much for making a video to answer my questions! James, you are so right about the importance of calling myself an entrepreneur. And I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and it's so exciting. I love all your Reel Marketing (what a brilliant brand name by the way) tutorials and should have some videos coming up in the near future. In the meantime, I gonna knock some doors 🙂

  4. That's so true.. James, so much to do too little time. Motion Picture is not only my passion, it's my life too. It was started with the complicated production with a whole team and crews for a TV ad. Now it's become so simple process in production with less people involve right into your finger tip and release through the world through YouTube, however the massive process sometime unbearable. Your guidance is really helpful to put the big picture into a practical process..

  5. as simple as this answer was, it was absolutely necessary for me. I've been trying so hard to make everything right with my website and everything else, i'm forgetting i wanted to start my business not just for passion, but for profit too!
    Thanks James!!!

  6. Dude – Rick Mulready turned me on to you. I'm an immediate fan, and have already shared this video with a friend in need of this message. It resonates, because as an Internet Marketer, most people call me with this as a first line of inquiry… "can you build me a website?" … and, "how much will it cost?" My answer is something along the lines of, "considerably more than I'll charge you to design it." Because so much more goes into the web marketing strategy than a website, as we know.
    Roland

  7. How do you get offline clients when you have to create the market yourself? There isnt really a market for coaching here in Norway at the moment, It hasn't "hit" here yet.

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  9. James, I want to do a membership site for a series of videos that I have already started and have 12 of up on You Tube. They are essentially my book about Healthy Eating.

    I have a background video then a recipe one to give the whys for eating wheat-free, gluten-free, sugar-free and artificial sweetener-free. I’m thinking of doing maybe 30 videos before going to membership only, so people can get a feel for me.

    My question is, how do I learn how to do a membership site? Do you have a course?

  10. You don't have a business if you don't have a marketplace that wants your stuff….however I am going to disagree with you and say there is no way there is NOT a market for coaching in Norway.

  11. I think I'll have to rephrase that 🙂 Most people here haven't heard of coaching, and aren't used to it as an option yet. Also, it's considered "bad" to get help. I hope to make it THE option and get them used to getting help 🙂 It'll take a while though, so for now, I'm sticking to English speaking customers.The venues for speaking are very few, and far between, unless you're talking about IT stuff. Guess I have to do some digging…

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  19. I have jut started watching your videos today -they came to me in a search regarding you tube. I find your videos very informative and easy to understand being so new at internet marketing. Many thanks

  20. I have put togther of team for my onile content but am starting so struggle on where my revenues are gong to be coming from as it is a directoy wesite.an my initiallym plans lookng hasty,

    have you heard of business andgels or somewhere you can go help planning the revenue sides of things. like investors or angels. do you know much about this?

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  21. Hey James, I do have a questions for you, maybe it is a little basic, but if you are like me and VERY new to the whole business world even more the online business world, The problem I am having is coming up with an idea that is going to be successful. So my question is, How do you narrow an idea down to something that is going to be successful?

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  24. Great message James.  If you are an affiliate marketer with a product to sell, how would you go about approaching people off line about it in a way that does not put up their "sales filter".

  25. I think your recommendation of getting a client as quick as possible is a great one.

    I would add to that that it's also important to do that however you have to… What I mean by that is even if you have to give your services away for free for a referral to get a paying customer, go ahead and do that first just to get some momentum but bottom-line do what you have to to get that first customer,

    That's the way I started my online marketing company about five years ago and I've never looked back to having a job since and I'm proud to say that I'm a full-time entrepreneur.

  26. Great tips! If you want to be an entrepreneur, you have to claim that you're an entrepreneur. Affirmations such as this help you to work harder and commit to what you're becoming.

  27. A online business should have free training, free to start, and mentoring. Never pay to work online, not get rich quick schemes

  28. ha just give out advice like this guy .. which i found useless.
    he says  u got to commit 100% but he did say he had a job and was dabbling in his  business   so he was 50/50  how everyone gets started . so there for he contradicted what he was saying :s  my advice would be start small  then as time goes you expand a bit getting slightly bigger  till u get to say a comfort area where u might  wanna consider leaving your job and becoming self enplaned  

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  33. It doesn't address What is the 1st step to start a small business online. Start with What they should have in place to start the business. Should they have a business license, EIN ,DBA or something before hopping into everything else and finding themselves up to their neck in legal hot water?

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  35. Dear Sir,
    i would like to start an online bookstore, but how to sell books without stocking the books.I cannot buy all books from all publishers on wholesale rate, because this need a huge amount of investment. So how can i start an online bookstore without stocking ..please advice……..

  36. 1st step, name of business and business certificate. You can't do another thing without those first. You cannot do business in any area without first checking with your county clerks office and research the name you have picked for your business and get in line with the local governments rules and regulations with respect to your potential business online or offline. If that isn't the most important first step then I'm a monkey's uncle.

  37. I want plan to run online business with 3 friends. …. but we don't get on well together. ..more we don't have much time. …all of the business ideas are started from me….so how can I make it possible?

  38. Excellent advice James. Very true and practical. When starting a business being "willing to fail" is important. Having an entrepreneurial mindset will keep you moving towards your goal of creating a successful business regardless of what hurdles you may experience. Even taking one action step a day is still progress even in the wrong direction because you will learn what works and what doesn't work in getting customers.

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  50. Some good points there. It's easy to 'play' with an online business and not take it seriously. It's no wonder when it doesn't work.

  51. I am kind of late to this video.
    But I think the author of this video missed the point when the person  said " he was a wanna be " entrepreneur "
    Like me I think he ment  , he is trying but failing .

  52. Ummmm , the reason I want to build an online business  is because I work   2 jobs and  take of my daughter 3-4 days a week
    ( divorced shared custody) 
    I really don't have any time to go knocking on doors and things like that.
    The whole point is doing some thing I could do in  my work breaks and for bit early in the morning  before I leave out for work.

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  55. this vedio helped me to make sure that i should start with an offline mode first and then think about the social track
    but what if i tell you that i already have an offline business which is running indeed good and now want to know how to make it social on social networking sites?? please help me with some tips

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