What are the best Things you should do if you want to grow your online business?

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    #1Advance Negotiation

    Advance Negotiation
    This series of certification courses is designed to help learners improve their skills in negotiating.
    Course

    $42.45

    Jack Patel
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "I checked out the solution and the course that was recommended as a solution as no longer available. Due to this, I can't recommend this solution. "
  2. 34

    #2Sample Business Plans

    Sample Business Plans
    A list of over 100 example business plans gathered by Entrepreneur Magazine.
    Websites

    Free

    Anthony Davis
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "I learned everything I could want and more from this list. While you will be out of luck if what you're looking for isn't on the list, if it is, it's extremely detailed. It had the niche that I was in and told me some things I hadn't learned, before. "
  3. 34

    #3On Page SEO - Search Engine Optimization

    On Page SEO - Search Engine Optimization
    Search engine optimization practical training tutorial ON page SEO.
    Videos

    Free

    James Jones
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "I was looking for something to help grow my online business and On Page SEO was perfect. It has increased traffic to my site tenfold and I would never use anything else."
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    #4Write Your Business Plan

    Write Your Business Plan
    A business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living document projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to grow revenues.
    Websites

    Free

    James Payne
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "One of the most important things you can do for your business is write down a business plan. The information posted at sba.gov gives really solid advice about what needs to go into a business plan, and how having a business plan can help you take concrete steps to running a successful business."
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    #510 Tips to Improve Your Negotiation Skills

    10 Tips to Improve Your Negotiation Skills
    In this article, there are 10 tips you can implement right away to improve your bargaining skills.
    Articles

    Free

    Kelly Bowman
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "I have always been a bit wishy-washy when it comes to negotiations. This article, listing the 10 tips to improve negotiation skills, was great. Instead of reading book after book about developing the skills, the article just lists the 10 tips, using just one or 2 sentences for each tip. Once again proving that keeping it simple is often the most effective way to learn something. "
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    #6[TUTORIAL] How to Network the Right Way: Eight Tips

    [TUTORIAL] How to Network the Right Way: Eight Tips
    This article describes eight tips for entrepreneurs to have the fundamentals needed to bring their business to success.
    Articles

    Free

    Katherine Ruiz
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "Forbes has always been a wonderful source for would-be and existing business owners to gain the knowledge needed to maintain and take their abilities to new lengths. This article is wonderful in the scope it provides, as well as the practicality of information it gives to people thinking about starting a business. "
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    #7Creating a Business Plan - Lynda Course

    Creating a Business Plan - Lynda Course
    Looking to build a business or expand one you're already running? First you'll need to write a business plan. With this course, you will learn how to define your business, market, product, sales strategy, and more.
    Course

    $15.86- basic plan

    Marie Howard
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "Creating a Business Plan - Lynda Course is a great class for people with an online business. I told my friend in direct sales about this and it really helped inspire her and keep her busy moving forward with her plans. "
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    #8AdWords

    AdWords

    AdWords is an efficient Android SEO tool that acts as a keyword checke. It lets you know exactly what are the strongest keywords of the product you are trying to sell or promote. 

    Apps

    Android

    Peter Cole
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I've tried many ways to grow my business online and the easiest was using the AdWords app. It was incredibly easy to manage my ad campaigns with its SEO tools."
  6. 24

    #9Negotiation Skills Online Course

    Negotiation Skills Online Course
    This course will give you an understanding of the phases of negotiation, tools to use during a negotiation, and ways to build win-win solutions for all those involved.
    Course

    $149

    Olivia Ortega
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "If you want to build a business, you're definitely going to need to know how to negotiate and set prices. This is a great course for figuring out the ins and outs of communicating with a purpose."
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    #10Customer Acquisition: How to Get to 1,000 Customers

    Customer Acquisition: How to Get to 1,000 Customers
    Customer acquisition doesn't have to be expensive. Here are 5 ways you can grow your subscription ecommerce business to 1,000 customers without using much capital.
    Websites

    Free

    Andrea Tran
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "This is useful information, but also nothing groundbreaking. If you are in need of driving an ecommerce business, it might be useful to know. It also might be information you've been told by many other sources."
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    #11Business Plan & Start Startup

    Business Plan & Start Startup
    Top business plan app with 500,000+ downloads and over 50,000+ people who already created their business plans on this app.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Carl Gibson
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "Nice app that shows you how to start an online business. Puts it all together for you. Down fall is because its free it has in app purchases and ad's."
  9. 19

    #12Business Networking Essential Skills

    Business Networking Essential Skills
    Master this vital business skill to improve your career, gain more clients & make more money. This course shows you how
    Course

    $16.28

    Christina Walters
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "I didn't know how to begin getting my online business out there more in the world. I decided to sign up for this online networking class and learned so much. I highly recommend this information as it will vastly open up opportunities that I didn't even know existed. Unfortunately, the class is no longer available on the Udemy platform."
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    #13Google Online Marketing Challenge

    Google Online Marketing Challenge
    Digital marketing course hosted by google. There is also a challenge, where professors and students can get involved with it. but this isn't necessary, as the link I provided brings you to a few video tutorials.
    Course

    Free

    Alice Evans
    Written on October 15, 2017
    "Learning how to use Google Adwords effectively can really boost your small business! This could be the difference between showing up on the first page or the 5 page of google search results. It's definitely worth the effort to go through this online course."
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    #14Entrepreneur Business Ideas

    Entrepreneur Business Ideas
    This app contains articles on getting business ideas, protecting business ideas, and how to generally think about business ideas. In addition to the articles, there is a list of 100 business ideas.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ronald Mendez
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "I got some great ideas on how to start my first business from this app! It guided me through the process and gave me valuable ideas that I never would have thought of on my own!"
  12. 15

    #15Data.com

    Data.com
    Instant access to millions of top quality company profiles and business contacts and emails all in one place.
    Websites

    Free

    Tiffany Richardson
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "I use data.com to expand my marketing. If you are trying to grow your business the 1st thing you need is a good network base. Data.com helps you to gain leads and business contacts. I was lost before I found this site, now I have people in my network who are knowledgeable in my business and very ready to help me when I need it"
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    #16SEO Idea

    SEO Idea

    A great SEO is one of the best qualities you can invest in if you run an online business. Thanks to this Skype group, you will be able to learn about SEO and share your own knowledge and experiences on this subject. 

    Other

    Marilyn Reid
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "If you want to grow your online business, SEO Idea is one of the best resources you should use. Taking advantage of SEO is a must and you have to learn it yourself in order to be in charge of your growth. With SEO Idea, I got hands on learning experience that got me on the fast track to growing my business."
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    #1715 Tactics For Successful Business Negotiations

    15 Tactics For Successful Business Negotiations
    This post shows you 15 tactics that can work for you during a business negotiation.
    Websites

    Free

    Omar Toledo
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "Great advice for civilized negotiations, in an age where this advice is ignored by many. Our esteemed political leaders could use this advice for sure! Good solid article."
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    #18[TUTORIAL] How to Find Business Ideas - The Ultimate Guide

    [TUTORIAL] How to Find Business Ideas - The Ultimate Guide
    Are you frustrated because you can't seem to come up with business ideas? Well, this video teaches you how to generate hundreds of great ideas.
    Videos

    Free

    April Qin
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "A fairly good way to whet your appetite for generating ideas. It doesn't give solid solutions per se, but does a good job of motivating you to open your eyes to opportunities around you."
  16. 9

    #19Conducting Effective Negotiations

    Conducting Effective Negotiations
    Negotiation is an inevitable aspect of starting a business. In this video, Joel Peterson talks about how to conduct a successful negotiation.
    Videos

    Free

    Marilyn Daniels
    Written on October 19, 2017
    "I think the video is very helpful in getting insight on the start of a business and dealing with negotiations. It helps people to get their foot in the door."
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    #20On Page SEO Tutorial - 12 Steps To Rank Your Website in Google

    On Page SEO Tutorial - 12 Steps To Rank Your Website in Google
    In this video, you can watch an SEO audit for a local website, and some advice on each of the 12 steps of how he could improve his On-Page website SEO.
    Videos

    Free

    Jonathan Wagner
    Written on October 14, 2017
    "This video was incredibly useful and helped a lot in solving my problem. Running a business online is all about exposure, and figuring out how to get search engines to display my website was very important. This video did a great job of easily explaining how to get my website to show up in a Google search, which drastically increased traffic to my website and helped boost sales."
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    #216 Ways to Acquire More Customers for Your Subscription Business

    6 Ways to Acquire More Customers for Your Subscription Business
    Customer acquisition deals with the art of growing your business. Here are 6 strategies, with examples, you can apply today to your subscription business.
    Websites

    Free

    Arthur Knight
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "I vomited in to the trash can next to me, when I waded through the materials on this website. Some of it was likely the sketchy Mexican food I had for lunch, but a lot of it was the annoying site design: you can't move without a "subscribe to our stupid newsletter" thing being thrown in your face, and I dare say they've got social media icons I haven't heard of, just because they can. The content itself is rehashed Carnegie rip-off drek."
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    #22Begginners Guide to Seo - Moz

    Begginners Guide to Seo - Moz

    An online SEO consulting company. Improve your search rankings with search engine optimization (SEO) techniques from the experts.

    Course

    $99- Monthly. 30-Day Trial, varies by plan

    Johnny Brooks
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "This appears to be a pretty good and thorough guide that is very relevant to this search. It is well made and visually appealing too."
  20. 3

    #23Top 7 Networking Gurus to Follow on Twitter

    Top 7 Networking Gurus to Follow on Twitter
    This article shows a list of the most interesting Networking Gurus to follow on Twitter.
    Websites

    Free

    Jacob Flores
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "The article, "Top 7 Networking Gurus to Follow on Twitter", is about following people who provide experience and information on networking to help grow businesses. They stress that being pro-active and getting to meet new people will help promote your business and even create new business opportunities and partnerships."
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    #24Small Seo Tools

    Small Seo Tools

    Small Seo Tools offers grammar and plagiarism checker services as well as a free reverse image search tool online. Just copy and paste your content or image in the box and it will do the rest for you.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Michael Bishop
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "Plagiarism is common today on internet and therefore it is important to be very careful.I do have an online business that has few challenges of plagiarism and this I have achieved by using Small Seo Tools.Am glad That my friend introduced me to this and no one can seal my business ideas."
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    #25[TUTORIAL] How to use WeChat for Business

    [TUTORIAL] How to use WeChat for Business

    This post written by Christina Newberry in the HootSuite blog will teach you how to use WeChat for a specific task: making business. QR codes, personalized content and customer engagement are some of the topics you will learn about. 

    Articles

    Free

    Brian Romero
    Written on December 23, 2017
    "This is a great blog that teaches you to use WeChat for business. It offers a lot of insights and helpful tips"
  23. 0

    #26Cab Startup

    Cab Startup
    Cab Startup offers a custom taxi mobile application solution for companies who want to start a taxi business. It comes with advanced features that fulfill all the needs that a Uber-inspired company would have. 
    Websites

    $8- Free trial available

    Justin evans
    Written on October 31, 2018
    "No matter how long you have been in the field of business or whether your business is completely established or not; you would always look out for ways to stay ahead of the competitors in the marketplace. It would surely interest you that what are the sure-shot ways to achieve this goal of taking the lead? For this, you need to be aware of the market, what are the strategies being followed, what are the requirements being fulfilled, and what are the latest technology options available to aid you to automate and advance your business; so that you can formulate your business strategy according to the needs. Here are the business trends suggestions that will help you become a success."
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    #27The Amazon MTurk Playbook

    The Amazon MTurk Playbook

    The Amazon MTurk Playbook is a program written by Gerry Marrs for getting started making additional money using Amazon Mechanical Turk in the privacy of your own home.

    Books

    Check price

    Gloria Adams
    Written on December 24, 2017
    "This is an all right book for learning how to use MTurk, but it is not helpful at all for growing a personal online business. This book is specifically about Amazon's MTurk platform, so the content doesn't really apply to other online businesses. I'd only recommend this if you want to learn about MTurk."
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    #28Gamification Model Canvas

    Gamification Model Canvas

    The Gamification Model Canvas is an agile, flexible, and systematic tool created by Sergio Jiménez. It aids in finding and evaluating solutions based on game-thinking and game mechanics in non-game environments to ultimately develop desired behaviors in consumers/users.

    Other

    Free

    Deng Qian
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "Gamification is not a very good solution to grow an online business. It's more of a video game. I would probably recommend a book or another app that shows the end results. I've tried this, and my business shut down quickly. I was out tree fiddy!"
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    #29Octalysis

    Octalysis

    Octalysis is a gamification framework created by Yu-Kai Chou that lists epic meaning & calling, development & accomplishment, empowerment of creativity & feedback, ownership & possession, social influence & relatedness, scarcity & impatience, unpredictability & curiosity, and loss & avoidance as the eight core drives of gamification.

    Other

    Free

    Juan Cruz
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "This is a great infographic for growing your business. I used it when I started up my online business last year. I will say that it's for seasoned business professionals and advanced users, not for newbies. "
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    #30Gamification Design Framework

    Gamification Design Framework

    The Gamification Design Framework is a model by Andrzej Marczewski that contemplates three main phases: defining, designing and building, and refining. On each of these phases, you consider various aspects that will help you create the solution you need.

    Other

    Free

    Wayne Cook
    Written on October 29, 2017
    ""Gamification" has become one of those trendy terms in business, driving everything from video games themselves to social media. The Gamification Design Framework thinks about the gamification process as occurring in three phases. I'm not convinced that my online business selling artsy t-shirts relies heavily on the gamification model. But the model could be useful in thinking about encouraging consumer engagement. "
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    #31The 1-Page Marketing Plan

    The 1-Page Marketing Plan

    The 1-Page Marketing Plan is a guide written by Allan Dib for easier and faster business strategy. It is divided into nine squares and shows how to be a marketing hero from zero.

    Books

    Check price

    Deborah Woods
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "The book is a must have if you are starting to market and need to make a thorough and solid plan for your business. It was easy to follow, very informative and took a practical approach to marketing that any business could follow."

Summary

Best What are the best Things you should do if you want to grow your online business
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Advance NegotiationCourse 38 Paid
2Sample Business PlansWebsites 34 Free
3On Page SEO - Search Engine OptimizationVideos 34 Free
4Write Your Business PlanWebsites 32 Free
510 Tips to Improve Your Negotiation SkillsArticles 30 Free
6[TUTORIAL] How to Network the Right Way: Eight TipsArticles 29 Free
7Creating a Business Plan - Lynda CourseCourse 28 Paid
8AdWordsApps 26 Paid
9Negotiation Skills Online CourseCourse 24 Paid
10Customer Acquisition: How to Get to 1,000 CustomersWebsites 23 Free
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