Building a business from scratch is like planting a seed in the ground.
Starting From Scratch
Building a business is like planting a seed. You can’t get upset when it doesn’t grow right away. It takes time. That’s just how it works.
The same is with a business. Everything takes time and you have to be constantly caring for it and doing the right things.
Even before you start your business you need to ‘prepare the soil‘ so to speak. Before you can plant the seed. This is the research (compose) and prep (mulch) stage.
A job most new business owners neglect, but is so vital. Without it, you run the risk your seed (business) just won’t germinate (start growing).
Once it germinates it still needs to be watered, fed and kept in the right environment. Just to keep it growing.
This all takes a lot of work and an incredible amount of patience that most people just don’t have.
Pre-Made Aged Starter Business
A few years ago I realised that this was a problem for many people starting out. This was the place where most (new) digital business owners gave up and abandoned their projects.
I get it. It’s hard to get momentum. Like with trucks, trains, rockets and other big stuff, they take a lot of energy to get moving.
Since the internet took off in 1995, I’ve started, partnered and managed many dozens of different online businesses. Including many different types of online business models that one could start.
It was easy for me. I was building them anyway. So, I started building and acquiring a portfolio of business sites that we could (at some point) transfer to partners or to a full owner to operate.
To help you get over that initial hump it’s all done for you. Kind of the reason why people would prefer to buy seedlings rather than seeds.
We have recently listed all of the sites we are selling here on our new website marketplace.
Custom Starter Business
We recommend if you are starting out, a content site is a way to go. In the beginning, all you have on your site is information about what you do. Helpful content. Lots of it, to attract search engines.
You don’t have any physical items to start with. You only have a way to collect email addresses and something useful to exchange for that email addresses.
We set up the site with well-researched low competition keywords that turned into high-quality content. Content people will search for.
Each article, in turn, is then recycled into an email sequence of every new piece of content, so the subscriber is kept interested and your list is kept warm until you’re ready to grow it.
While we build out your site. We recommend you get to work building out some kind of offer (digital product) for your visitors. Something that you can launch when your email list starts to grow.
So what do you get?
After you provide information about your objectives, the direction you want to take, the nook and your experience in that field.
- Theorise a way that you can make money from your idea
- Research and create up to 100,000 words of premium content
- Launch the website with hosting all setup
- Create Email options ready to capture email addresses
- Present a plan and course of action after you take delivery
A few months ago I offered of few of my personal sites for sale, but most of these were not purely content sites. If you’re just starting out, the sites I am personally selling may not be what you’re looking for.
For many people, this is a great way to skip a few years of hard work and get a site that is already a running business and currently making money.
The downside of course is the cost. These sites cost a lot more. However, the risk is much lower because an established site has a history and is already making money.
If you are interested in buying an established site, we are selling a few of our company-owned sites.