I’m a mother, nutritional therapist and author who has been sharing recipes to help you get the glow back for the last 8 years...
Melissa Ambrosini is not only one of my best friends but an author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and self-love teacher. She is actually the person that inspired me to do what I do today. We met in Sydney and fell in love over love affairs with yoga, cooking and eating raw cakes. After recently launching her hugely successful online program the MA Academy Business Bootcamp we have been lucky enough for her to share her top 7 tips on how to grow your online business. I thought Melissa would be the perfect person to shed some light on how to actually start a business online as it can be a daunting procedure, so here you go:
1. Start with why.
Before you start any business venture or product creation it’s super important to get crystal clear on your ‘why’. Why do you want to start this business or create this product? This is the number one question you need to ponder. Your ‘why’ then becomes your driving force and must be at the forefront of your mind with every decision you make. This will help you stay on your path, stop overwhelm and keep you aligned to your purpose in life.
2. Have an epic opt in.
In order to have an online business you need people to sell your products and services to because if you don’t have an email database you don’t have anyone to sell to. Create an epic opt in (like mine) where you are giving something away for free when they sign up. This is a great way to capture people and be of service at the same time.
3. Be authentic.
The best way to grow your online business is to be authentic. Vulnerability makes people lean in. We live in a time where the internet and social media allow us to only put up our highlight reels disregarding the other stuff we go through in life. By being authentic you become relatable which then results in building connection and community.
4. Give, Give, Give.
Don’t hold back or save your best content for a later date. Give and give from your heart. If you want to grow your business and build a community you have got to give 100% in everything you put out. This could be a helpful social media post or tip, blog posts, launching amazing free products, awesome newsletters, videos, audios, podcasts etc. It doesn’t matter what form of communication you decide to use, all that matters is that you are giving from your heart and being truly helpful to others.
5. Treat your tribe like gold.
Whether you have 10 or 10,000 people on your list treat those people like gold. They have taken the time to sign up and they trust you enough with their email. They want to hear from you and it’s your responsibility to treat all 10 or 10,000 people like gold. Don’t have small list shame. Instead do you best to over deliver and make a difference to people’s lives, that’s how you will grow your business.
In order to grow you need the right support team in place to help you make that happen. I am a recovering control freak and having people in my business was a big step for me, however I knew deep down that in order for me to grow to the next level I needed leverage. Hire people in who can do the stuff you don’t love doing. This then frees you up and allows you the time, space and energy to focus on what you are best at and truly love doing.
7. Good systems.
Like leverage, good systems are imperative in order for your business to run smoothly and create space for growth. Work out what your business needs then implement it to allow the space for your business to grow.
WOW! What awesome tips Melissa! I can’t wait to implement them into my business.
Melissa dives way deeper with how to create and grow your online heart centered business in her MA Academy Business Bootcamp. Check it out here.