It’s time for another ask the readers segment.
We’d love to know: if you had to start over online, what would you do differently?
Think about your experience with growing websites or blogs or anything online. When you look back, what did you do wrong in the beginning? What did you do right? What did you waste time or money on?
How would you do things differently? What would you avoid? What would you spend more time on this go-round?
Share your answer in the comments below.
In our last ask the readers post, we asked: What’s the Most Tired Advice Online?
The two most popular answers were variations of either “follow your passion” or “content is king.”
Here’s one of my favorite comments on “follow your passion” advice from Jade Craven:
It’s not just passion for the topic itself, but passion for the business side of things to. Most people aren’t replacing a job with a business. They are replacing it with a job online, one that may take the joy out of their hobby and require much more hours.
And Paul L. had this gem to say about the “content is king” advice:
Sure…I have this pile of great content and this pile of lousy content lying around and I didn’t know which one to use. But after hearing this wise advice I now know that people want the *good* content and not the crappy content. I never would have figured that out if 517 internet marketing gurus didn’t repeat it over and over again!
In both cases, I don’t think the advice is flawed, it’s just incomplete. Sure, we know we should follow our passion and create epic content, but how do we do that? What else do we need to worry about?
There’s some great discussion on that post (here’s the full set of comments).
Now back to you and this week’s question.
We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below:
If you had to start over online, what would you do differently?