In this video i'm going to be going through the 5 key steps you need to take to create a successful online low-maintenance/passive income business + one super essential ingredient that'll help you claw back your free time and make growing your online income stream 1000% more manageable!
I've listed all the resources, blog posts and videos I spoke about regarding making low-maintenance income online under the video so don't forget to scroll down!
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Below I've listed some awesome resources to help you on your passive income journey including killer guides and workbooks to take you step by step; from feeling inspired about the life-changing benefits of passive income to actually creating your very first low-maintenance online business!
If you haven't already then don't forget to download all of these awesome help guides and resources in the FREE Resource Library to really focus your mindset on the fun and super profitable task ahead:
Note: This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and decide to buy I will get a tiny bit of compensation for your doing so. I want to stress that in no way does me including affiliate links affect my opinion of a product good or bad and I would never bother linking to an item I didn't deem worthy of being purchased by me or my readers. I never want anyone to waste good money they've worked hard to earn!
Tools and Resources I use:
Now that you've got all the info in your back pocket (or saved in your downloads) it's time to discover some awesome resources that you'll NEED to build your very first (and future) low-maintenance online business:
Graphic Design Platforms
These websites and programs are the corner stones for almost any online business!
They give you the tools to create your passive income products, design your own business branding and create super traffic enticing graphics to splash all over social media and the rest of the online world.
Although there are tons of graphic software programs out there for you to choose from I personally have used and recommend all 3 of the ones I've listed below:
PicMonkey* - If you haven't heard of PicMonkey then you've truly been missing out. Out of the 3 i've mentioned I personally think that PicMonkey is the EASIEST design website for complete graphic newbies and it makes creating visually stunning branding, products and social media posts a breeze for almost anyone!
Canva - I love Canva. It's super intuitive and if you have even a splash of graphic design knowledge then you'll find it super easy to navigate and use. It comes fully loaded with hundreds of gorgeous graphic design templates and once you get to grips with it's set-up then you'll loose hours having fun and creating gorgeous visuals with this website!
Adobe* - I like using Adobe for more of the technical stuff that to be honest you don't really have to get to grips with at all when you're just starting out selling online but when you're ready to upgrade you graphic design tools to something a little more advanced and powerful then Adobe offers tons of awesome resources and elements that will skyrocket your graphic skills!
As I mention a little bit about drop-shipping in this video I wanted to include a few options for you to look at and discover more about.
I love drop-shipping. It's a super easy and managable way to be able to offer physical products to your customers without sacrificing much of your time manufacturing, packaging and shipping each order everyday.
I personally use Printful to offer physical art prints to my customers that I created using the graphic design programs I mentioned above.
Printful takes my digital designs and prints and ships my art prints to my customers everytime they purchase from my shop, so it's a wonderful way to introduce physical products to your selling platform without having to worry about fulfilling the orders yourself.
(Note: Always remember to test and sample your finished products from your chosen drop-shipping company BEFORE you offer them in your shop or website. It's always essential to make sure that you are 100% happy with the quality of the product, packaging and shipping times when you are considering offering any form of physical product to your customers)
Printful - As I mentioned above this is the only drop-shipping company that I currently work with and I absolutely love how helpful, efficient and easy to use they are. If you're considering selling physical products online such as t-shirts, mugs, clothing, art prints e.c.t then I definitely recommend you check them out!
Printed Mint - I haven't personally worked with Printed Mint but during my research phase to find the perfect drop-shipping company for ME I came across this company and the stunning wide range of items they have to offer. If I hadn't of ended up going for Printful then I think I definitely would of gone for these so I think they're worth checking out!
Which Platform to set-up on?
Deciding where to set-up your first low-maintenance business whether its on an online marketplace like Amazon or Etsy or on your own independant website or blog is a huge decision and one that can have a huge impact on how easy and profitable your online business will be in the long run.
I'm not going to go into this super IMPORTANT decision in this little section on this blog post but I will be focusing some major attention on it in my up-coming videos because it literally can make or break your low-maintenance business if you don't do your homework and understand the pro's and cons to each BEFORE you set-up shop!
I actually have a super helpful video HERE on "Marketplace vs Independant platforms" that lays bare the clear Positives and Negatives of selling on both and helps you find the right platform for YOU before you even think of selling anything online!
If you've already watched that video or you're just ready to dive in a take a look around some awesome platform options then i've created a list of options below:
Platforms to Create Independent ecommerce websites or blog:
Great Traffic-driving and Automation Tools:
Now I know that if you're just starting out you may not yet have a single product to sell or a blog or website for visitors to browse on but trust me when I say how quickly you'll find yourself reaching that point as soon as you set your mind to building your first online business.
That's why I wanted to just mention a few amazing platforms and tools I use to drive traffic and don't worry I will be creating tons of super helpful videos and blog posts on every resource I use and EXACTLY how I use it to drive thousands of interested passionate visitors and customers to my online businesses each and every month!
Pinterest - My number one traffic driving resource!!! I absolutely love Pinterest and accredit at least 60% of my monthly sales to being able to easily drive traffic from this awesome platform.
Tailwind* - This wonderful tool enables me to set up my Pinterest Pins months in advance. Since I've had it I've been able to step away from constantly Pinterest pinning my life away and gain back heaps of my time, only sitting down for a couple of hours to lay out my traffic driving Pinterest sequence for months at a time!
Convertkit* - In the past i've tried a wealth of other email automation programs and for me personally nothing comes close to Convertkit. In the past few months I've skyrocketed my email subscribers and I truly accredit almost all of it to finally getting on board with an email program I get on with.
Coschedule - I love Coschedule! It's in my opinion one of the BEST social media schedulers for any online business especially low-maintenance ones. You might not be thinking about it at the beginning of your passive income journey but I promise you pretty soon you'll be hankering for a killer social media platform like Coschedule that enables you to schedule all your social media posts months in advance and synchronize them in perfect uniform.
Etsy on sale - This tools is obviously pretty specific to one platform (can you guess which one??) but I just wanted to include it in this short list of all the automation and traffic driving tools I use simply to highlight that amoungst all the big mainstream popular resouces out there, there are also heaps of smaller, varied and super duper useful tools that can help give you back more and more of your free time as your business grows.
I personally love Etsy on sale. I use it to automatically renew my Etsy product listings (something I will go into much more detail about in future "How to create a low-maintenance Etsy Business" tutorials) as well as run sales in my Etsy shop and back up my product photography on autopilot.
So let's sum up this Low-Maintenance business sh*t!
Using amazing online resources and tools to help run your business and drive traffic to help it grow is truly the difference between an actively run "full-time job" online business and one that's deliberately engineered to be low-maintenence and take care of itself.
I'm going to leave this blog post here lovely, before it turns into a full blown article on automation and driving traffic organically (which I love) but I hope that you've found some super useful inspiration and advice on how to start up your own low-maintenance business and start making your passive income online.
If you haven't already then definitely download these FREEBIES to really kick-start your journey to financial FREEDOM and build online income streams that work for you... NOT the other way round and I can't wait to see you in the next video or blog post!
Speak to you soon lady,