🎙 Episode #002: My First 3 Months in Business: Website, Email, Business Cards

A look at why I started HonestContent.net, my 2nd business, just a few weeks ago. An early look at comparisons between this business and my 1st business, including an anecdote on business cards.



1:22: Being a digital nomad & staying in Tenerife: NineCoLiving

3:49: audio quality and a simple plug-in mic. I was recommended either of the following two, which both do the job. Marc Shuttle’s recommendations for smartphone-compatible microphones:
1) Amazon link - mic 1: BOYA BY-M1 3.5mm Lavalier Microphone for Smartphone and Canon/Nikon Camera - Black

2) Amazon link - mic 2: Lavalier Microphone, Professional Grade Omnidirectional Lapel Mic with Easy Clip on System, Perfect for Recording Interview / Video Conference / Podcast / Voice Dictation / Phone

Marc’s videography business, Firebrand: https://firebrandvideo.com/

My regular mic for podcast recording. Blue Yeti: https://www.bluedesigns.com/products/yeti/

5:30: Introducing the 2 separate parts of this episode:
My first 3 months in business: website, email, business cards (E002)
My first 3 months in business: sales & marketing strategy (E003)

6:33 My #1 aim, aka ‘consistent monthly revenue’

7.10: episode 001 of the Honest Content Show, www.HonestContent.net/podcast/001

7.50: the 3 little things to setup early on, before you dive right in.

8.10: domain and website host.
Domain host I use: https://www.namecheap.com/
Website host/builder: https://www.squarespace.com/

Note: you can buy a domain through Squarespace also, and thus build your website, hosting the website itself and its domain through Squarespace.

9.20: A blog for your website - how soon? In the first 3-6 months, if not from day 1. 10.06: Your version 1, vs fully-formed & perfect (for your website, business card).

11.46: Business cards
Moo.com for producing & printing business cards - https://www.moo.com
Squarespace logo designer - https://logo.squarespace.com/

13:25: HonestContent has already iterated from offering solely e-books through to also offering wider content marketing services for small businesses. https://www.honestcontent.net/services

13:46: Setting up a business email account.
G-Suite - https://gsuite.google.com
G-Suite & Squarespace basics - https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/206542057-G-Suite-and-Squarespace-basics

15:45: The importance of getting feedback in the early days of your business, and not assuming that you know everything.


Email: jas@honestcontent.net
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