A 97 Day Action Plan For Creating A Solid Online Business
Ever had the urge to start your own online business but didn't know how or where to start? Ever thought “I want to start from scratch and be independent”? What if I told you that this 97 day action plan will make it possible for you to start today?
When making my 97 day action plan, I wanted to remove the fear many people have of experimenting with countless methods and never knowing if they will reap the rewards. With this plan, I can guarantee that you will see results and the potential of growing even more once you reach day 97 of this action plan.
So let's begin, to start a real and strong online business, there are 2 primary steps you need to take.
The first step to building a real business online is learning about the main methods used to develop one. These are the 5 main methods:
- Content Creation
- Affiliate Marketing
- SAAS Business (Software As A Service)
- Online Stores
As you probably noticed, these methods are actually separate online business models. Each one of these online businesses are valid on their own, but when combined, they will act like 5 different engines running together to run your solid, almost unstoppable, business.
In this article, we will cover how to connect these 5 separate businesses into one real-solid online business.
The second step to this action plan is to choose your niche, your business topic, or, in other words, the solution you are delivering to your clients. My niche is working in and teaching digital marketing & online business through multiple media forms (video, blogs, and courses).
Now, you've probably already heard choosing your niche is important and maybe you're sick of hearing it. But it's true. And you can't start with this action plan until you decide on your niche.
Now, your niche could be anything: tech, dog training, self-help, health and nutrition, and maybe even teaching a subject you have expertise in. Once you've selected the solution you are providing, you've completed step 2.
If you already know your niche, that's even better, you're already one step closer to building your online business!
Do. Or do not. There is no try.-Yoda
So To Recap, The Two Steps Are:
1. Learning the main methods of creating an online business (we will cover them further below)
2. Choosing your niche (or the solution you are providing for your clients)
So after choosing your niche, grab something to write with as we get started with the 97- Day Action Plan. Please try not to skip this part; it’s essential.
Phase 1: The First 7 Days
Out of the full 97-days, the first 7 are the days you want to pay full attention to.
For the first seven days, you will follow three steps:
Create a website. Then, set up your blog on your new site. Your aim is to create a blog that provides real value to your readers.
This step is very simple. You can create your blog using any one of these free services:
4. Google Sites.
You can try out sites like BlueHost, Squarespace, Hostinger and more if you're willing to invest some money into your business, but for now a free service will work just fine.
You might say you've never written a blog post and don't know where to start. Don't worry because you won't be writing blog posts the first week, the idea is to just start the blog; creating content will come later.
Set up social profiles: create three to four social profiles to attract clients (use sites like Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and so on).
After creating 3-4 social profiles, we can move on to step 3.
Plan your content. The idea is to make a list of 12 article ideas for your blog, 1 article for each upcoming week. That’s not much considering you only need to invest about 20-30 minutes a day to have an excellent article at the end of each week.
You will also plan to make 3 posts per week on all your social accounts, which comes up to 36 posts total. What's nice about posting on social media is that you don't have to create separate posts, you can use the same post on all of your socials.
Some Examples Of How I Plan My Content.
Below you'll find planned content for my blog:
This other list is content I've planned for my YouTube Channel
As you can see, planning your content 1-2 months in advance is very important and also a huge relief. This is an example of smart work over hard work by the way, although you can't really avoid working hard if you want to succeed.
Write down all ideas that come to mind. You can search on websites such as Pinterest, Twitter, and even other blogs for ideas if you're getting stuck.
Remember, you're aiming to plan for 12 articles and 36 social posts for the next 90 days, not creating content. The first week is about planning and the next 90 days are for implementation.
If you need more help with creating ideas for content, check out H-supertools. You can use the YouTube Keyword Tool by simply typing in something related to your niche (example: health and nutrition) and you will get multiple keyword ideas.
Phase 2: The Next 90 Days
Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.Virat Kohli – Indian Cricketer & Team Captain
You spent the first week creating your blog and your socials, as well as planning your content. Congrats on making it this far! You are now ready for phase 2 of the action plan.
For the next 90 days, you have two steps to follow:
Start publishing content: As discussed earlier, you will publish 1 article per week on your blog and three posts per week on all your social platforms for the next 90 days, which again goes down to 12 articles and 36 social posts in total for content creation.
Keep in mind, while publishing your content, you'll be able to link to your affiliate marketing products, which brings us to step 2.
Search for affiliate products related to your niche. Once you have one or more affiliate products, you can link to them inside your blog posts.
If you need some assistance, you can check out my ultimate guide for beginners in affiliate marketing, there you will find a comprehensive starter guide on affiliate marketing, including a list of affiliate products and affiliate networks to choose from.
We can summarize the 97 day action plan to this: You are planning content the first 7 days, then creating content and linking to your affiliate products for the other 90 days.
Remember, the main goal is not making money, not yet. The main goal is building the business and growing your audience, or in other words, establishing your online presence.
Email marketing, which is still one of the best ways to market yourself and grow online, can help you grow your business drastically. You will need to create a newsletter to collect emails and you can accomplish this with services such as Sendinblue, which is free, easy to use, and allows you to add an unlimited amount of contacts per day.
Freelancing and SAAS Business
So we planned and published our content on our blog, shared it on all our social media and linked affiliate products.
In addition to this, if you have some skills and can provide a service online as a freelancer, you can check out Fiverr. If you want to learn more about freelancing, take a look at my freelancing playlist on my YouTube channel H-educate.
After 90 days, it will be a lot easier to start a SAAS business or online store like H-supertools and L-ink.me, since you would have established some presence online, have a good audience, an email list and many active accounts on social media.
In short, to build a strong online business, you need to make sure you have a substantial audience from your blog and social media so that when you create an online store and/or a SAAS business model, you can then link everything together.
Congratulations, you've reached the end of the article, however, I advise you to read it again and to write down notes if you haven't already. Or try watching my video about the same topic on my channel.
Get this information memorized because this recipe will lead to you building a solid business not to mention great foundational knowledge in affiliate marketing. You can do it!
Thank you Mr Hassan AboulHassan for this informative, educative, and helpful post. I’m luck and happy to have you and following your mentorship. Keep it up sir
Glad we could help.
Hasan ‘giveaway”, really thankful for me, u want to work together
This a great insight to start with in a new year. Been harbouring a lot of ideas but failed to implement. Thanks a lot.
Just follow the plan and you surely will succeed.
Dear Mr Hassan
Appreciate all what you do and did for me , I feel like you are big big source actually you are my hero , all informations you give like GOLD.
Glad we are helping brother.
I’m glad to have subscribed to your e-mail list. Your YouTube channel has now become my classroom. Thank you Hasan.
Thank you friend.
You’re just so unique in giving the right information….bravo you
Thanks for that hassan, i will get back to u sir
This is a wonderful action plan. My question is this, how do I identify people’s needs before carving my niche?
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Assalamu alaikum, and So many love from Bangladesh sir. I am really thankful to Allah that i have gotten an affiliate marketing mentor like you Hasan Sir. Thanks a lot for this type of guiding and motivational writings and videos.
Thank you friend.
I really appreciate your efforts toward building your audience with a great foundation and may the Almighty bless you abundantly. Much love from Nigeria.
We are so happy to help! Thank you friend.
please make a step by step guide of how to get your 1st copywriting client….as a beginner…
i’ve tried a lot on facebook …but they don’t trust a beginner…how do i even start?
We will try to add it to our schedule!
Glad we are helping!
Hi Sir, I want to follow this exact plan but I have some question.
How many Domains and VPS do I need for my Blog, Mautic and SMTP Server(Postal/PowerMTA) ?
and Can I host Postal and Mautic on Same VPS? If not why?
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Great article. Very good actionable plan.
Kindly write a good review article about auto posting on social media.
Thank you. We will try our best.
Love to read it.
I have already started my online business but yet need to learn a lot from you. I have already bookmarked your site and religiously following your tips and taking action.
May God bless you!
So glad to hear that we are helping you! All the best.
very nice, useful article sir.
Thank you sir. I have been watching your videos for the last seven days. I am a total beginner here. Although a lot of information was gathered from your YouTube channel, I still was unable to see the practical pathway. This article has solved me the problem. I would love to connect to you sir.
Thanks Friend, and welcome!