If you are looking to start up your own business or want to grow an already established business, then we have some simple tips for you to follow.

1. Content Updates

Once you have your business up and running and you have created a website – which is an essential in this day and age – you need to ensure that your site is interesting and up-to-date, if it is not then your website is doomed to fail. Visitors will keep returning to your site if you post fresh content on it weekly or even better daily, the minimum you can get away with is updating once a month, if you cannot do this then you’ll be found out by search engines and your rankings may be decreased. Something to consider – if you are not a professional writer yourself, then it is a good idea to hire someone who knows what they are doing, as well as helping out your site, they could teach you a thing or two!

2. Networking

Running your own business can be difficult, so make sure you get some other people on board to help share the work load. Getting professional help is best to help you get going! Networking with business advisors and peers is so easy to do now that we have Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter just to mention a few. Stay connected with some individuals to help build up your business contacts – they may become useful in the near future.

3. SEO 

Search Engine Optimization is the best thing to use in order to get your site noticed by the search engines. Ideally you need your site to be on the first Google page – to ensure that you receive enough visitors!  If you are unsure of how to do SEO properly, there are lots of help guides online that will help to make it an easier process for you.

4. Inbound Links

These are links on other people’s sites that link back to your own site. You want to have as many inbound links as you can – this will help boost your visitor number and will get your site’s name spread around. From a search engine point of view, each link is a ‘vote of confidence’ and shows the search engines that your site can be trusted. You need to become a pro at link building in order for your site to survive.

5. Google Adwords

If your business or site is not ranking as well as you want it to be, you can assist the SEO with the power of Google Adwords. You have to first create an account with Google, set a budget for each day, then create your ad.  To really boost your site, instead of sending the visitor to your home page, you should try and send them to other pages on your site. When someone clicks on your ad, the cost of the advertisement is deducted from your daily spending limit. Once you get used to the process, it is easy to understand and follow and can really help you out!