“It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. It’s a new life for me and I’m feelin’ good!” (“Feeling Good” by Michael Bublé).
Have you ever heard that song before? (If not, you definitely should check it out!) I think it applies really well to the new year. I think 2016 is going to be the start of a grand adventure and I’m excited for it!
Being my senior year at college, I decided to try something a little different for my last semester at school. I decided to take (drum roll please…)
a business class.
Now why I decided to take a business class my final semester of college, I don’t know. Math has been the bane of my existence since preschool (I’m the kid who grabbed Harry Potter at recess not Algebra 101). And I’m already taking twelve credits this semester. Do I really want to add three more credits to a full schedule? Not particularly… but for some strange reason I’ve always wanted to start my own business website and I heard that this class focused entirely on that endeavor.
Well, I figured, why not?
And you know what? It’s been great!
We’ve dived into Business Models, Demand and Competition, and Idea Generation. Some pretty neat stuff! Apparently, we’re going to have six projects for the course all leading up to creating a successful website which, hopefully, will build traffic and revenue. Which is great because I don’t know any of this stuff, but it seems pretty important for building a successful business.
Anyways, some personal thoughts: what I’m thinking will be the best business model for my time and sanity focuses on the Affiliate program. I don’t exactly have the space for a huge inventory in my college apartment nor the means to afford such a thing. I’m not much of a salesman, nor a business woman, but I Am an English major 😛 So, I hope that means I can write at least SOME decent content… maybe… 😉
Which targets another problem. Building Traffic.
We haven’t talked about this yet in our class, but I’m assuming it’s going to be the biggest problem I’ll face in this little adventure of mine 🙂 Since building a website has been my dream since forever, I’ve already done a little bit of research on the topic. One of the websites that I’ve found with some useful tips was stevepavlina.com. I’ll post the url at the bottom of the page. He gives ten tips on building high traffic and drives the point of creating content, content, and more content. So, I’m hoping with a little practice and research, I’ll be able to build valuable content for you (because who wants to read crappy content anyways?)
Well, it’s time for this Arizona girl to get back to the arctic tundra of Northern Idaho! (Boy, I can’t wait to graduate.) Take care and thanks for visiting!