There is no doubt starting an online business is tough these days.
Of course there are so many different routes you can take…
- Affiliate Marketing
- Product Development
- Video Marketing
The list is large and there are just so many methods, techniques and softwares that you can potentially employ to build a business. There are also so many niche markets out there that you can sell in to.
Answer To The Online Question
So, what’s the answer to this conundrum?
Well, I spoke to Online Entrepreneur Derek Armson to guage his thoughts on this matter.
So, hello derek, how did you get going with your online marketing business?
“It’s a long story”, he grins, “I’ve been going since 2006, and it really wasn’t until 2014 that I started to generate some success”.
“I ended up going back to recruitment to do some graduate intake for a local agency to supplemenmt my almost non-existent online income. Funnily enough that agency ended up being one of my best SEO clients, but more on that later”.
Eight Years Of Failure
Eight years of failure, that’s harsh?
“It really was a case of just not getting the right information Daniel”, he smiles at the thought.
“Back in early 2014 I was staring down the barrel. Savings gone, no job and one angry wife! I sat down and thought about it. I knew I had to get traffic to my websites, I couldn;t afford to pay for it, so SEO was the only option. It’s amazing isn’t it? When your back is against the wall, you suddenly decide to do things properly!”
Yes, I can relate to that!
Used To Success
“I was used to instant and huge success in recruitment. I thought Internet Marketing would be the same. However, this market has a habit of biting you on the backside”, he laughs out loud this time.
“Anyway, with nowhere to turn, so I decided my only course of action was to get outrageously good at search engine optimsation. So I found one of the best in the market, cobbled together some cash and got taught by the best. Sure enough I started to rank pages”.
What happened from there?
Paying SEO Client
“I had one social media client and asked if they’d like their website ranked in Google, which I’d do free for a test. A week later she had numerous number one rankings and told a friend. The next week I had my first paying client. She referred me to someone else and a second client. I was ranking clients for fun”.
“So, I trebled prices and took on anothe rthree clients over the next month. With an oustanding track reconrd I started picthing clients a level up and within 5 weeks had my first four figure per month SEO client. Within six months of starting I was turning over £4k/month. I then landed a £3.5k per month client and went over 5 figures per month three months later. Within 9 months I’d built a £10k per month plus business”.
The Right Information
Amazing what you can do with the right information isn’t it?
“Absolutely, but the bstory takes a dark turn two and a half years ago. My wife and I realsied a dream and bought a place in Spain. Cliff top apartment overlooking our favourite Town at the quiet end of the Costa Del Sol. Just over a year after buying it, we came home from a brilliant night out. My wife collapsed getting ready for bed and never regain consciousness. She’d suffered a massive brain haemorhage and passed away five hours later”.
“I struggled on for three months after her death, but I was completely shot. I really don’t remember much about it, but three months after that fateful night I sacked all but three of my clients and took a big step back. I needed to grieve and I needed time for me”.
Finding A Mentor
“A year ago, I came back, but wanted to move into a product and affiliate based model this time. So, taking the lessons of before, I set about finding a mentor to take me exactly where I wanted to go. I found Paul O’Mahony and his online business mentor program. Online Business Mastery is based around using social media and the Internet to build a big online business”.
“I wnet through a whole process to decide who would be my online business mastery which you can read by clicning the link. But in my opinion Paul O’Mahony is the best around. It took six mopnths to really get things rocking, but I’m now well on the way to getting my income back up to that five figure per month level. And with this model I am not restrained by time, so I absolutely know I can take things a whole lot further”.
“My pleasure Daniel, let’s do it again in the not too distant future!”
Here’s Derek’s story about how he found the Internet Business Mastery program.