Year in Review: The Best of 2016

A Year in Review: The Best of 2016

A Year in Review: The Best of 2016

Year in Review: The Best of 2016

In this episode of My Biz Dream Team: Opportunity Wednesday Training Series we review the best advice, tips and strategies from  2016 to help you get started with your online business. The year in review highlights some of the most popular blogposts and podcasts of this past year.  For the new entrepreneur, this podcast provides you a few key steps that you can take today that will  jumpstart your business and your life in 2017.  Make 2017 your best year ever!

1. Blog 2-3 Times a Week

It is important to start a blog. it is your home on the internet. Work towards posting 2-3 blog posts each week. That will help you build your authority. Be sure to share what you know. Answer your audience's questions. You can talk about industry news and provide solutions to your audiences problems. Make sure that your  blogs are of good quality and value. Let your professionalism and expertise shine through in your content. For more on how to start a blog, listen to the podcast, Starting an Online Business: A Question & Answer Session.                   

2. Start a Podcast

If you have not done so already, start a podcast. It is a great outlet to let you potential clients get to know you. A podcast allows you to showcase and highlight your personality. While a podcast does not allow you to show your face, it does give you the advantage of sharing your voice. The sound of your voice and its intonations allow your audience to feel more connected to you. If you are interested in starting an impactful podcast, try our Special Report and Training Guide: Podcasting Power

3. Create Information Products

Another great way to get started online is to create content that allows your audience to learn more in-depth information from you. For example, you could create home study courses. These courses could be delivered via an email or a membership site. You may want to include a video or audio component to your information product.

Publishing a book is a fantastic way to jumpstart your business in 2017. Nothing says that you are an authority and opens more opportunities than a book. You position yourself above others in your specialty by writing a book. Do not wait any longer to take advantage of the opportunities to publish on Kindle and Create Space. For more information on creating information products, read: Build Your Authority Status with Creative Content 

4. Recommend Products and Services that You Love

Recommending products and services that you love is a great way to add another stream of income to your online business. Many of the services and products that you use have affiliate programs. These programs allow you to earn a fee when someone buys a product that you recommend. To find out more about affiliate marketing, listen to our interview with the Queen of Affiliate Marketing, Connie Ragen Green.


5. Get Out From Behind Your Computer to Network

Remember to get out from behind you computer to make connections with other people. Your contacts can offer you valuable insights as you listen and learn. It is important that you ask questions and listen to the answers. As you expand your network, you will uncover new opportunities to help others and to demonstrate your skills as a leader. For more detailed information on the value of networking, listen to the interview of business consultant Leslie Cardinal, Network Like a Pro!


6. Build Your Personal Brand

Remember that personal branding happens with every action that you take as you engage your audience. Every email, every blog post, every tweet says something about you as a person. It makes an impression!  what impression are you making? For more on the importance of building a personal brand read: Be Different: Increase Your Perceived Value



The year in review highlights several actions that you can take today to make 2017 your best year ever as a new entrepreneur. By taking a few strategic steps you could have a striving and vibrant online business. Your dream of entrepreneurship would become a reality.

Remember to:

  • Start a blog
  • Start a podcast
  • Create information products
  • Recommend products and services that love
  • Get from behind the computer to network with others
  • Build your personal brand

Call to Action: We would love to hear from you. Leave us a comment to let us know how you are implementing these steps in your online business.


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