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Not by Name Only

NOT BY NAME ONLY

‘I am an entrepreneur’ ‘I am the CEO of my business’ ‘I am a blogger’ ‘I have a startup’

Yet,

People don’t take notice; you hardly get gigs; your blog has low traffic with high bouncing rate; you find it difficult to attract new customers?

Not by name only!

These days, young men and women desire to be associated with a business or activity. We all want to join the bandwagon of the ‘next big thing’!

We hardly care to learn or wait patiently to know what that new business meant or how it aligns with our true passions. No wonder, many get lost in the multitudes of ‘I have a business’.

I’m going to tell you three things you need to do before you call yourself that ‘name’:

(1). Don’t get overwhelmed with the urge to start a business without knowing it fully.

Know the prospects, the requirements and the risks. Don’t let the many “motivational speakers” online to rush you in doing ANYTHING that you didn’t think and plan for.

(2). More than calling yourself ‘an entrepreneur’, ‘ a businesswoman’, etc, please be ready to work that name!

Don’t call yourself a digital marketer, when you know you won’t be online for more than 2 months. Don’t call yourself a website designer and you can’t change a WordPress theme. Don’t start selling those shoes online, if you haven’t figured out a way to respond to queries promptly!

(3). Keep innovating and making your ‘name’ acceptable and effective.

This is important especially if you are operating a one-man business. The way you are doing business 3 years ago is still the same this year?! You hardly follow trends or the interests of your target customers. Probably your potential customers need a video of the hairs you sell, but you are still writing ‘I sell hair’ on your posts. Your customers have gone far ahead of your business and you might struggle to bring them to your own business level.

Nobody will put money into your account, just because you bear a ‘name’. It is what you do with the ‘name’ that matters.

The world is full of people bearing various names such as ‘entrepreneur’, businessman’, ‘marketer’, ‘CEO’; it is time for you to start working on the name you call yourself (or about to call yourself).

Peace.

-Stephen O. Olawumi

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Digital

How I made over 969% increase on Google AdSense in 1 Month (COMPLETE DETAILS)

In this long article, I am going to explain and analyse how I made over 969% increase on my Google AdSense account.

First of all, let me tell you a little about myself for those who are not familiar with my works. I never have passion for blogging despite the fact that I have created over a dozen blogs for people.

I just didn’t consider myself having the time and strength to write articles, news, updates and so on. So, I never did. Up until August 2019, when I decided to give blogging a trial in order to increase my earnings (passive income!). Now the problem arose, how do I monetize my contents after creating them?

I started my first blog in August, 2019 and fortunately, I got approved for Google AdSense within the same month.

Wait a minute, I haven’t explained what Google AdSense means!

This advertising program was launched in mid 2003 by Google and is currently the most popular advertising program on the Internet. It provides a good opportunity for webmasters and site owners to monetize their traffic – every year, Google pays over $10 billion to its publishers.

How Google AdSense Works?

Google AdSense provides a way for publishers to earn money from their online content. AdSense works by matching ads to your site based on your content and visitors. The ads are created and paid for by advertisers who want to promote their products. So technically, I don’t have to look for advertisers myself. All I did was apply to Google AdSense for FREE and I get paid for hosting those ads for my visitors!

How to Create an AdSense Account

Step 1 – Create an Account with Google AdSense

The first step is to go to the Google AdSense website and create an account. Your AdSense account is associated with a Google Account like the one you use to login to Gmail, YouTube, etc.

Step 2 – Add AdSense ads to your website / blog

Before being accepted to the program, Google needs to check that your website adheres to the AdSense guidelines. To pass this step, you need to add AdSense code to your site so that the Google crawler can access your website’s content.

During this step and until you are fully approved, AdSense ads are not shown to your website but they are hidden by default. If your application is accepted, ads will start to show and you will get paid for the clicks.

Have in mind that this is a once-off process since after you are accepted as an AdSense publisher, you can run AdSense on any website or blog you want (provided of course that it is not violating any AdSense rules).

Step 3 – Set up your payment information

The next and final process in the application process is to add your payment information so that you receive payment at the end of the month and once you passed the minimum threshold of $100.

Please note that before receiving any money from AdSense, Google will verify your postal address by sending you an envelope with a PIN so make sure that the details you provide for your postal address are correct.

I received my PIN at my local post office by December, 2020 and got verified for payments. This is a once-off process too and you can receive money any month without additional verification.

How I got suspended on Google AdSense for 30 days

Mid-way between September to October 2019, I received an email from Google AdSense that payments have been paused and my blog would stop displaying ads. I was bitter, scared and confused. No way to appeal and I have to wait for a whole 30-days to continue monetizing my traffic. Although I believed the reason for the suspension was invalid traffic and invalid clicks on those Ads, which is against AdSense policy. While the fault might be from my blog visitors, there is no one to punish but me. I kept releasing new contents and patiently waiting for the suspension to be over.

How I received my first Google AdSense payment by December

When the suspension was over, my blog started to display ads and monetization continues. Due to my busy schedule as a web developer, I always schedule my contents so I can always have time for my primary job. By December 2019, I have well passed the $100 threshold required by Google AdSense to proceed in paying me (don’t forget I have been approved and verified the previous months).

Since it was my first time of receiving payments from Google AdSense, I was a bit scared. I filled my Nigerian Bank savings Account and I waited patiently for payment. Towards the end of January, I got a credit alert and I sensed a relief that I have finally been paid for my hard work for the past 5 months that I started blogging.

So how I made over 969% increase on Google Adsense in 30 days? The real truth

There are numerous factors and options I could use to increase my earnings (applies to everyone). So, what I did was ensure my work efficiency and productivity increased.

Some of the factors for determining how much you make from AdSense:

  • The amount of traffic your website receives
  • The type of traffic
  • The number of advertisers in your niche
  • The type of content you have on your website
  • The position of your AdSense ads

While I will write deeply on each point on my subsequent articles, I was able to utilize and promote my contents through the major social media platforms.

After I received my first payment, it propelled me to keep working harder and efficiently. By May 2020, I created another blog for a different niche. Well, this second blog got approved in 50 days (in June) after several disapproval. I guess it was because of the Coronavirus pandemic and the impact it had on Google AdSense staff which unfortunately is not peculiar to them but also to many businesses around the world.

Now, I have got 2 blogs making profits from their contents. In most cases, I only source for contents in their niches and then publish it on the blogs. At the end of June, my revenue increased by 969% from May to June (30 days interval).

While you might say I got lucky, I believe an increase in the traffic for both blogs played an important part. In fact, my one-month old blog got more traffic than my one-year old blog.

Let me also add that right now, my old blog currently receives over 40% of its daily visitors from Google Search. This is a subset of traffic I do not pay for or stress myself to have. This traffic gets better everyday, for free and hopefully, it will remain so for a very long time to come. This is an article for another day on How I got Active Visitors on my blog FOR FREE with good Search Engine Optimization SEO.

How can you make money & replicate these successes on Google AdSense?

While I might not have the magic wand, you too can make money online through your blog / website. It is quite easy and quite frankly I am not leaving blogging anytime soon (obviously!).

  • Make sure that your website has a lot of content (a number of pages indexed by Google)
  • Make sure that most of your content is unique and original (not copied from other websites)
  • Make sure that your pages do have the text content (not only images and videos)
  • Ensure your website / blog has good SEO and be intentional about each content you upload.

My final thoughts

Google AdSense is a great way to make money online. It’s easy to use, it’s reliable and it works better than any other platform. When someone clicks on ads appearing on your website, you get a large portion of the revenue. While it’s easy to set up and use, there are a number of things you can do to increase your revenue by tweaking your ad positions and settings.

If you don’t have an AdSense account, the first step is to apply and get accepted to the program and then hope that someday you will also be featured in the Google AdSense success stories!

Are you currently using Google AdSense, but you have issues in getting high revenue; let us know in the comment section.

If you are encouraged by this and you intend to start a blog / website, let us know also in the comment section.

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Digital

Everything you need to know about “Digital Skills”

Digital skills are defined as a range of abilities to use digital devices, communication applications, and networks to access and manage information. They enable people to create and share digital content, communicate and collaborate, and solve problems for effective and creative self-fulfillment in life, learning, work, and social activities at large.

Digital skills draws its roots from stratified and complex convergence of several key skills concepts, namely IT literacy, ICT literacy, digital literacy, digital competence, ICT fluency, computer literacy, ICT skills, e-Skills, technological literacy, media literacy, information literacy, e-literacy, generic skills, 21st century skills, multi-literacies, and new literacies.

Anyone and everyone can learn these skills. There are great online resources that can help you kick-start your experience in the digital world.

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We will quickly highlight some basic digital skills and tools:

DESIGN

The design is what differentiates good products from great products. Many companies these days overlook design and rush into the market to face an epic failure. The design is not only how it looks but how it functions. There are dozens of free design tools that can transform your business from average to world-class. You can learn this skill for your own personal use or for your paying clients.

The tools we recommend are Photoshop, Canva, Sketch, Sketch, Pixel Buddha, Freebiesbug, Behance, Pttrns, Marvel, InVision, Stock Up.

AUTOMATION & FREELANCING

Doing the same thing over and over again doesn’t make you productive. Doing the thing that can be done by software is a waste of time that will cause huge regret. If you can’t execute something using software, learn to delegate it.

Automate tasks that can be automated. There is software for nearly everything you can imagine. Sales, email, marketing, content promotion and so much more. Embrace the digital workforce and make technology work for you.

You can earn a sizeable income online having this skill.

Use the following websites to kickstart:-Fiverr, Buffer, Upwork, CoSchedule, IFTTT, Zapier.

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MARKETING

Marketing is one of the most critical aspects of business growth. You can build the best product in the world, but if nobody knows about it, it’s worthless. Gain an in-depth understanding of the various digital marketing disciplines such as search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing, pay-per-click (PPC), conversion optimization, content marketing and email marketing.

We recommend the following websites/tools: Adwords, Quuu Promote, Hootsuite, Kickstarter, Mixmax, SumoMe.

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BRANDING

Every business has a face. Think of Apple, Facebook, Tesla and Virgin, and Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and Richard Branson spring to mind. These companies are not only world-famous and influential, but they also had a strong brand influenced by the founders. Everyone has a brand, and everyone is a brand. The way you talk, the way you respond to emails, the way you introduce yourself, the way you write is your brand.

Your time as an entrepreneur is minimal. Creating content might take too long so you can start curating it. Create a newsletter, become an active curator on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook or any other network. Once you’ve established your brand, you will know the right platform to focus on.

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TECH

Everyone is completely hyped up about learning to code. It’s one of the most potent digital skills. The world doesn’t need 7 billion programmers, but coding literacy or simple understanding can benefit everyone as it develops logical thinking and complex problem-solving.

You don’t have to understand how to code your website from scratch but using website builder like Squarespace or CMS like WordPress will save you tons of time as you build your business empire.

We recommend the following tools: WordPress, Blogger, Wix, Squarespace, phpBB.

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LAST WORDS

No matter where you came from, where you are, how old you are, your educational background or whatever; there are no limits to the digital skills you can learn or how much you earn from them. All you need is dedication and commitment to learning and keeping to it. And all of these digital skills can be learned, acquired and shifted. Digital Skills is for everyone, but not everyone will sacrifice to do what it takes.

NB: We offer free digital skills courses here at Olastep Networks:- https://olastep.com/learn/

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Online Business

8 Online Businesses you can start with nothing in year 2020

If you Google “online business ideas,” you’ll find no shortage of articles claiming to have the “100 Best Business Ideas” or the “50 Online Businesses That’ll Make You Rich.”

Don’t be fooled though — just a quick look at those articles show that their ideas are weak, they won’t give you more money and flexibility, and they’re definitely not worth your time.

If you’re at all interested in starting your own online business, there’s no time like the present. We live in a golden age of wealth. As much as the media tries to glorify the perils of our society, we actually live in a time that’s ripe with opportunity and the potential for monumental business growth at a scale never before experienced. Thanks to the internet and smartphones, the amount of commerce being conducted online has experienced explosive growth.

Let’s Proceed

1. Start A Blog

It doesn’t require years of experience to start a blog. It is a noble profession that only requires between 10-30 hours of hard work per week. With time, your readers & subscribers will increase. With a bit of promotion on sites like Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, and eventually organic traffic, within a couple of months you should be pulling in 30K to 50K unique visitors a month. Monetize the site with Adsense to get some revenue in to cover costs and make profits.

2. Become an Affiliate Marketer

One of the easiest ways to make money online is affiliate marketing. An affiliate is essentially someone who receives a commission for selling products for other companies, whether it’s on their own site or through another channel like Ebay, JobsandSchools.com. The best part is that you don’t have to develop any products yourself, just sell other people’s products. Simply sign up as an affiliate to sell a company’s products using your special referral link, and you can get a commission for each product sold without lifting a finger. Commission ranges from product to product and also goes up in stages according to how many products sales your clicks generate.

3. Create an Ecommerce Store

An Ecommerce store is an online version of a brick and mortal shop. The only difference is that the ecommerce store is automated and doesn’t require your presence or availability online to sell. Infact, you don’t have to have the products before you can sell them. You can take the orders online, collect payments, buy the products, then send to your customer; all at no cost to you. You can also allow multiple vendors to sell on your ecommerce store while you take commissions for each sale made by the vendors.

4. Become A Social Media Consultant

Some companies and business firms can easily hire a full-time staff coordinator or corresponding agency to run their Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts, but smaller businesses frequently have to manage their own marketing for social media. But, because they have a great number of other responsibilities, many times business owners are too overwhelmed or busy to spend a lot of time on developing their social media approach.

As a consultant for social media, you can effectively steer them in the right direction concerning ideal tactics, implementing schedules, and posting content regarding their target audience. Therefore, as their business grows, so will yours.

5. Become a Professional Freelancer

Anyone can be a freelancer. At no cost, you could sell your skills for various clients online. Freelancing via the Internet is a great way for experts in their individual trades to help a variety of clients overall. Several freelancing and project-based websites let businesses that need extra help to list their projects. Small businesses and freelancers offer proposals, ideas, or bids, whereby the buyers can easily choose what they want and need. Sites like Freelancer or Upwork cover just about everything including writing content, creating graphic design, programming, and data entry

6. Get Paid to Write

If managing a blog seems a bit overwhelming but you still desire to indulge your writing passion, you can write for other sites or blogs like PayPerPost, Textbroker, or Helium. Also, writing an interesting e-book (on any topic) may also be an option for you as well. E-books do not have any printing or shipping fees, which makes them a viable investment. If you’re someone who possesses strong language skills, you could potentially become an expert copy editor that webmasters will gladly pay to read and edit articles and also correct any overlooked grammatical errors concerning web copy.

7. Become A Web Developer

A web developer is someone who can build a website from the ground up, start to finish. In order to be able to do this, you will need to learn how to code.  Web developers can earn decent money, but to become good at it, you really need to know your stuff, and this can take time. You can basically learn the skills for free online and continuing practicing.

The great thing about being a web developer is that you can work from pretty much anywhere in the world, if you work for yourself that is. You’re not tied down to one location.

8. Become A Vlogger/ YouTuber

Videos are becoming insanely more popular, especially for users under 25s. There’s just so many effective video content platforms on offer such as Instagram and Snapchat Stories, Facebook Live video and Youtube. With these outlets you have the chance to push your content out to hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
If you’ve always fancied yourself as an internet celebrity and like the idea of being in front of the camera, then this is the time for action.

People are changing the way they search and consume content on the internet. No longer is it just text rich articles that people read from finding them on a Google search. Internet users are now getting more engaged with rich media such as videos. Because they are more engaged, Vloggers are able to leverage this to their financial gain. Vloggers can make millions of dollars a year from their audiences.

 

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Business

DOES A WEBSITE REALLY MATTER?

If you want your company to be successful in the modern marketplace, you’ve got to have a professional website. Your website is the backbone of your business. Below, we’ll discuss five major importance of a website for your business success and what you need to know about getting started with a professional website for your business or company.

1. MARKETING

As the backbone of your online presence, every type of communication, piece of content, or advertisement that you put online will drive the consumer back to your website. Your website serves as that “home base” where you can send customers when they want to make a purchase or learn more about a particular product or service you offer.

The importance of a website for content marketing is also significant. Your content needs a place to live. Whether its blog posts or product descriptions, you need a place to display all that information so that prospective customers can find it. Your website is the perfect place to house all of the great content your business creates to inform and engage your target audience.

2. SALES

Sales are vital to every business. It’s the only way that you can keep your company up and running. And improving sales is the best way to improve the health and success of your business. The importance of a website for sales cannot be overstated. By having an online presence through your website, you are able to reach more consumers. The more consumers you reach online, the more opportunities you have to make a sale. 

Not only does a website help you increase your sales opportunities, but it also increases your availability to make sales. With a website, you can sell your products and services around-the-clock. You don’t have to be actively engaging with leads on a constant basis because they are able to get the information they need from your site.

3. CREDIBILITY

The importance of a website for building credibility is also something that brands need to consider. In today’s digital marketplace, businesses without a website are seen as less credible. The reason for this is because most companies have a website, so those that don’t may look like they have something to hide.

How does a website help you build credibility? Well, it allows consumers to see what your brand is all about. In addition to showcasing your products and services, you can also tell consumers about your company and its mission. By helping consumers get to know your business, you are working to establish trust, which is the first step in building long-lasting customer relationships.

Not only does your website give you an opportunity to build credibility and authority, but it also helps you set yourself apart from the competition. Each company’s website content is unique. That means that you have the opportunity to show leads and customers what sets your business apart from the rest through customized content. You want to stay ahead of your competition. If they have a website and you don’t, then you immediately just lost a customer determining which business they wanted to use.

4. ACCESSIBILITY

A website provides accessibility to your target audience around the clock. Even when you and your team have checked out for the day, your website is still working hard to bring more customers to your business. Imagine how many more sales you could make if you never slept. Well, luckily, you don’t have to give up sleep to reach your customers 24/7. With a website, you provide a place for consumers to see what your brand is about and learn more about your products and services, any time of the day or night.

And the best part is – you don’t physically have to be there to still reap the benefits of the sale. Your website serves as your own personal digital sales person. Your site gives the consumer what they need to know about the product, makes the sale, and collects their payment information online.

5. IMPRESSION

The importance of a website cannot be overstated. But if your website is unattractive or hard to navigate, then you may be turning your customers away without even knowing it.

Professional web design should include (but is not limited to) the following elements:

  • Simple Navigation – It shouldn’t be hard for visitors to find what they’re looking for on your site without clicking around several times.
  • Attractive Design – Your site should be attractive, using colors and images that align with your brand while also being pleasing to the eye.
  • Helpful Content – The content on your site should be informative and help visitors better understand your products and services.
  • Search Engine Optimization – Your site structure and content both need to be optimized for search engines like Google. Professional site design includes SEO services that ensure consumers can find your site online.
  • Fast Site Load Times – If your site doesn’t load within a few seconds, visitors may be inclined to leave. Professional website design will ensure quick load times to improve the user experience.
  • Easy Conversion – Your website should make it easy for visitors to convert with a quick and simple check-out process. Your shopping cart should also be easy for customers to use and come back to if they click away from your page.

If you need help designing an attractive website that’s optimized for the search engines and easy to navigate, it’s time to call in the experts. OLASTEP NETWORKS provides Professional Website Design and Development Services to help brands like yours reach new audiences online. To find out more about our web design services or to learn more about the importance of a website, contact us today.

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10 + 1 ONLINE BUSINESS IDEAS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED -Olastep Networks (www.olastep.com)

Will 2019 be the year you will finally create a profitable online business?

You’ve thought about it every year. You’ve gone over countless online business ideas in your head and imagined what your life would be like if you could quit your job and generate money on the internet.

I’m here to tell you that 2019 is the year you should start your online business. There’s more opportunity than ever, and you should take the advantage!

1. Start a Blog and Monetize it
Keep in mind that you don’t just start a blog and expect the money to roll in. You need To create contents consistently, and it also needs to be content that educates, informs, or entertains people. In other words, it needs to capture their interest in some way. What’s more, you need to sell something through the blog. This can be ad space, products, digital products, sponsored posts, coaching, ebooks, etc. A typical example of a blog is www.olastep.com/blog

2. Start a Consulting Business
Do you have tons of knowledge in a specific field? Then you may have what it takes to be a highly paid online consultant. As a consultant, you simply must apply the knowledge, skills, and experience you have in a specific field to help clients solve a problem or issue they have in that field.

3. Set Up an E-commerce Site
One of the best ways to earn online income is through setting up an e-commerce store. It’s still not easy by any means. It requires hard work, and you need to stand out amongst the hundreds of thousands of ecommerce websites and online stores. But by filling a unique niche and executing the right marketing techniques, you can make your ecommerce store a profitable success.

4. Learn Facebook Advertising
Facebook continues to expand and grow. Therefore businesses are spending more on Facebook ads. But here’s the problem: a lot of old school businesses don’t know what they’re doing when it comes to Facebook ads. Even newer companies don’t have the time it takes to learn the ins and outs so that they get the most return on their Facebook ads investment. Consequently, they’re looking for Facebook ad specialists to step in and do it for them. Luckily, this is something you can learn fairly quickly. Once you do, you can reach out to businesses and offer to help create profitable Facebook ads.

5. Learn and Master SEO
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) refers to getting a website to rank higher for certain “search terms” in search engines like Google. When a website ranks higher, it gets more relevant traffic and in turn, can make more revenue. This is another highly valued skill in the internet marketing world. That being said, it can be a bit difficult because Google is always changing its algorithms. With it, some of the rules of search change. You always have to be on the leading edge, learning and testing new strategies.

6. Become a Copywriter
Copywriting is the art and science of strategically delivering words (whether written or spoken) that get people to take some form of action. It can range from anything to sales pages, to email marketing, to even quality blog content. If you have a natural inclination and passion for writing, copywriting may be your ticket to earning online income.

7. Start a Podcast
As you grow your podcast, you can offer paid sponsorships and sell your own products and services. Through the podcast, you’ll be able to earn the trust of your listeners, which makes them that much more likely to buy what you have to offer.

8. Drop shipping
Drop shipping is when you create an online store to sell other people’s products (i.e you don’t do any of the manufacturing or shipping). Then, you get a commission for each sale. The benefit here is that you don’t have to risk buying up stock in a product and losing money if it doesn’t sell. The entry barrier is lower and you don’t have to invest nearly as much to get started.

9. Become a Web Developer
A web developer is someone who knows how to build a website from the bottom up. In order to do this, you need to learn coding, which will take time and hard work. But if you’re willing to put in the effort, it can pay quite well.

10. Invest Your Time in Graphic Design
Ever saw a beautiful sales page or a website design that really jumps out at you? That’s all due to a graphic designer. Graphic designers are basically visual communicators. They design web pages, sales pages, logos, and really anything else that needs to look sharp.

11. Get Started With Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is basically the process of earning a commission by promoting somebody else’s product. There are two main ways most people do affiliate marketing: >Information products. You promote products like ebooks, membership sites, video series, etc. This type of affiliate marketing can earn you up to 50% or more in commission, has relatively low barriers to entry, and it’s easy to find products to promote. >>Amazon partners. Many affiliate marketers have success with Amazon. There are literally millions of products to choose from, and it can be quite profitable.

BONUS:
Here are some sites where you can find work: fiverr.comFreelanced.comUpwork.com

Conclusion:::
It’s a new year and a new chance for you to start an online business and create an absolute financial and lifestyle freedom for yourself.

2019 is all about taking action. With this big list of online business ideas, you have plenty of options to get started with. Don’t wait any longer, and definitely, don’t put it off until next year!

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Web

Why you need a personal website this year

Personal website? Having a personal website for yourself, your services or company is the new cv/portfolio and also a subtle requirement for people to trust you, do business with you or hire you for a job in a global space. What makes having a personal website unique? Maybe you are pondering on this question “do I really need a website?” Yes, you do and I will tell you why.

I read a story of a guy who saw an advert for a job with a celebrity, while others were busy sending their resumes, he created a website for himself with relevant content and sent the link via twitter to the celebrity. This made him to stand out amongst many. And of course, he got the job. What do people see when they search your name on Google? Are you producing online content in your area of expertise that will help people and promote your work?

Having a personal website gives you leverage to promote your content thereby showcasing your work. Let’s say I have a business deal with some Americans and we haven’t met but online. They’ll like to know more about me and they’ll definitely search “Stephen Olawumi” on Google to know what kind of person I am. If that happens, I am glad my personal or business website will pop up. So, whatsoever they find about me, be it good or bad will influence their decision. I am sure they’ll find me to be a good guy who is deeply into web design (hahaha).

Having a personal website gives you a platform to connect with the world. Another benefit of having a personal website is the luxury of connecting to the world. Your website can be accessed from any part of the world. When I check my company website stats on Google Analytics (olastep.com), I see it has been visited from different parts of the world. People can read, comment and share your articles from any part of the world. Sometimes, if what you share is useful to them – maybe an organization- they can invite you to be a speaker in an event or engage you one way or the other. But what if you have no online content? I guess you know the answer.

Do you have products or services you offer? If you are to scale your business to a high level, you’ll definitely need a website. It gives you brand integrity and access to many customers. Influence and add value to people. Having a personal website helps you to influence people and add value to people by sharing your knowledge. The more you create online content for people to consume, the more you influence them. I know you might say, “well, I have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter accounts etc. and I can promote my work” These are very important social media accounts you should have. But According to a report, there are 3.2 billion searches on Google per day. That’s because people are looking for solutions to their problems. Will they find you online? If for example I am looking for an Website Development company in Nigeria, I will do a Google Search. Google Search Engine will pop up results of companies that have websites as their priority. Having social media accounts is very important but having a personal website adds icing to the cake.

The best time to start building a website was yesterday, but the second-best time is today. Get your name out there, build a personal brand, and stay competitive.

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