There are certain questions as a business starter that you MUST ask yourself whether online or offline. Questions are key!
If you want to build a successful enterprise (large or small) you must ask questions. Some business starter questions are as follows. Who do you want to serve? Where are these people found? And what is it that I want to provide for them.
Not everyone is cut from the same cloth so I cannot serve everyone, however, there is a segmented Community online that would benefit from what I have to offer.
The ideas I’m writing down are from the book dot-com Secrets by Russell Brunson. He calls it the secret formula. I am adapting them to my own desires.
He comes up with a 4 business starter questions to starting an online business and those are the who, the where, results and bait. The questions are formulated in this fashion not necessarily in this order.
Business Starter Questions
Question 1, who is the person I really want to work with?
In this, I want to work with like-minded people who have similar desires that I do. People that want to make a difference in other people’s lives. People who have a desire to work for themselves and have a drive, unlike others. I decided I hated having a boss comma and maybe because you’re reading this you hate the idea of having a boss. You may still have a boss and are looking for a way out. And hopefully, by the end of this, you will have a better idea of what you would like to do.
Think about this for a minute. I’m sure if you are an aspiring entrepreneur, you’ve asked yourself what products should I create that will create the masses to come. Typically you don’t think of who you would want to work with first. But as Russell Brunson points out, you’ll be spending most of your time working. Never considering who you want as clients, your customers, the vendors will work with and various Associates. We all know that work, for the most part, takes up most of our time and life so why not take some time to consider who it is you want to spend most of your time with.
This who question can take a few forms. Such as who are my dream clients? What do they look like? What exactly are they passionate about in life? And what are their dreams?
Question 2, what is the result I want to provide for you?
What I truly desire to give people is a way out! You want to have a life that is more free and open to do what you would like to do more of. No matter what that is, whether to serve more, spend more time with your family, even travel.
The results you want to provide your dream client is perhaps the most important question you’re going to ask yourself. And don’t just have this question floating without an answer, answer it. This way you can attract your perfect client to the perfect offer to make as it were a match made in heaven.
Question 3, where are your potentials located?
Where are your potentials spending most of their time online? This directly pertains to where do people like yourself and me spend your time online? Is it on social media? Is it on marketing forums? Is it on meetup groups online?
Question 4, what do your potentials want to receive from you over and over?
This is something you should do a lot of research on. What will get your potentials coming back to you over and over again?These should be questions that you asked yourself as well. After all, a repeat customer is the best one.
Granted, Russell Brunson’s book, of which I am getting this outline, are the questions he asks not only of himself but of clients that he’s working with to develop the outline for their business and applies it to Sales funnels. But I think that this formula is good for any scenario whether online or offline.
Let me know in the comments section below who are you? Are you a business starter? Have you been doing this for a while? What questions have I left out? Where would you agree or disagree?Where do you live? Are you single or married? Do you have kids? Where do you spend most of your time online? What information would you like about working from home for yourself? What is it that you’re looking for? Is it freedom of time? To make money with your computer? Are you interested in running a local consulting business?
I want to serve you with as much value as possible. I do lots of reading and research and this will help me serve you best.
I will create a series of blog posts based on your feedback. Happy commenting!