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The Ultimate Guide to Starting an Online Business in Nigeria

Start an online business in Nigeria

When starting an online business anyone from a newbie to a seasoned online entrepreneur can benefit from a process that has been used over and over to create a successful online business.

These days starting any online business do not need much training but guidance or mentorship. You can build an online business and run it from anywhere in the world with just a laptop and an internet connection.

Here are 6 ultimate guides to starting an online business anywhere in the world.

Find a Need and Fill It

The trick to finding a need and fill it to find a group of people who are searching for a solution to a problem but not finding many results.

But, how do you know what people are looking for? Visit online forums and see questions many people are asking and what problem they are trying to solve.

Do keyword researches to find keyword that people are searching, then use what you have learnt to create products (eBook, online seminar, podcast etc.) for a market that already exist.

Write Copy that Sells

There is a proven copy sales formula that takes visitors through the selling process from the moment they arrive to when they make a purchase.

Proven Sales Formula

  • Arouse interest with a compelling headline.
  • Describe the problem your product solves (solution).
  • Establish your credibility.
  • Add testimonials.
  • Talk about how your product benefits the users—Describe product benefits.
  • Make an offer.
  • Make a strong guarantee
  • Create urgency.
  • Ask for the sale.

Focus on how you products or services is uniquely able to solve people’s problems.

Design and Build Your Site

When creating a site remember to keep it simple. Choose one or two plain font on a white background. Make your navigation clear, simple and the same on every page. Only use graphics, audio or videos that enhance your message.

Make sure you include an Opt-in offer to collect email address that you will later be feeding them with valuable information and make it easy for your followers to buy. This is one marketing strategy that has made many online entrepreneurs super successful.

Use Search Engine to Drive Traffic to your Site

Pay per click (PPC) advertising is the easiest way to drive traffic to your site. PPC advert always shows up on the search pages immediately and allows you to test different keywords, headlines and phrases.

Also use PPC advert to discover your highest converting keywords and then distribute the keywords on site to help with organic search result.

Establish an Online Authority on Your Niche

For people to believe in what you are providing or your solution to their problem, you need to establish an expert reputation. Provide information for free to other site using this guest posting formula that converts and you will see more traffic and better search engine ranking.

Always include a link to your site in every guest post you write on top sites that accept guest post and you will enough backlinks to your site.

You can give away a free eBook download (like we gave out, Sell More in Less Time) on your site when these traffic visit your site as a way of getting their email address. This is how the top dog in the online business does it.

You also need to be active in social media platforms and top online forums if you really want to convert more prospects to buyers quickly. The benefit is that it helps you reach new readers and more links will be directed to your site.

Monetize Your Email List

Your email list is where your money is, never toy with it or else your subscribers will be leaving one after the other. You can monetize your email list by first providing your subscribers with valuable content, it help your subscribers to know you better, trust you and like you. If you fail to do this, don’t expect anyone to buy your products. It can be daily or weekly or monthly, the choice is yours to make.

After you have share some valuable content, you then sell them a product that is less costly as a way of testing if you have good subscribers and also know if you are doing a great job with your content.

If the response is high in terms of them buying, then you are doing a great job.

Never Have One Products to Sell

What do you still have in mind after someone has successfully bought your product? You delete them from your email list? Did that thought even cross your mind at all?

Never have one product to sell. After your first product have been bought, move those buyers to a different list and continue feeding them with valuable information and later sell them a high ticket product while still feeding those ones that are yet to buy from you.

It is advisable to have at least 3 products in your sales funnel if you really want to make money from your online business. This is a common habit of successful entrepreneurs. In case you are still struggling with creating your first product, we’ve put together an amazing resource to help you achieve that in 7 days or less. It’s called, Cracking the Information Product Code.

In conclusion, starting any online business takes time, effort, dedication and patient. If you don’t have those characteristic as a person, then better don’t even start any business at all because every business needs those qualities.

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Okon Joseph is a freelance writer who help bloggers and online entrepreneurs generate contents that drive traffic. He's the owner of http://www.okonjoseph.com


  1. Interesting post. I’m fascinated with the step-by-step approach you used in dealing with this title. I’m very sure anyone who desire to build an online business will find this post interesting


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