We’ll be doing these from time to time to answer all your burning questions.
Here are a few of the hottest questions we’ve seen in the last few weeks.
What’s your number one problem in your business and how did you solve it?
This one is EASY. My number one biggest problem has always been focus. It’s one of the biggest problems any entrepreneur faces.
Here’s one of my favorite sayings from my friend Matt Trainer:
“When you are a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”
That pretty much sums up focus for me. When you are a problem solver, an innovator, an entrepreneur, or even the least bit creative in business, everything looks like a GREAT idea.
The problem is that most times, the last thing you need today is another great idea. You probably don’t even have the bandwidth for all your CURRENT ideas, much less anything more.
So you MUST develop the mindset that your default answer is always a firm NO.
OK, next question.
What’s the best way to get more traffic to my site, business, etc.?
Yeah, this one is always a big question. First things first, simply think of traffic as people, not as just numbers or statistics.
Once you have that mindset, it’s much easier to understand traffic. Getting traffic is nothing more than getting in front of people that have some interest in what you offer.
Many 100′s of hours of training could be done about traffic, but the best thing you can do is go buy it. There is no such thing as “free” traffic. ALL TRAFFIC HAS A COST.
It’s either in time or in money.
If you have more time than money, then do things like article marketing, video marketing, blogging, and social media. But you only need $10 a day to start buying traffic on Facebook or Google, so just go try it.
Buy some clicks, see what worked (or didn’t), learn something from that, make a tweak, repeat.
No matter how overblown all the traffic courses out there are, that’s really all there is to it.
Try, learn, tweak, repeat.
Ok, one last question.
What’s the best source for outsourcing our online tasks?
Wow, this could get long as well, but I’ll boil it down to what I think matters.
Stay away from India. Nice people, but their culture is just too different from Western culture. It will cause you a lot of grief.
Denise and I much prefer using the Philippines. They speak English. They know western culture. They are very loyal. There are a lot of differences still that you need to learn, but they are pretty minor.
That’s it for Q&A this week. We’ll do this from time to time, so to get your question answered, just go here to submit it.
* Published on May 8, 2013