It all started as a side hustle, in a town of less than 2000 people. I had a shop you couldn’t swing a cat in, next to the Scottish border. If I’d relied on passing trade, it wouldn’t have survived the first year.
Key to survival was my blog and optimising my website to rank highly on Google.
I drove traffic to my site through Google and built relationships with my customers with social media and email marketing. Over 12 years, I built the business to a 7-figure turnover.
If you’re authentic, email marketing will build trust. The key is to sell what your customers want to buy and provide outstanding customer service. This way I built long-term customers. The type of customers everybody wants. Fans who keep coming back and buying your recommended products.
Do you want to work from home and earn money online?
Is this why you’re here? Or maybe you just want to make some extra income by
Probably not. But that doesn’t mean you can’t earn an extra $500-$1000 a month with a little effort. And if you’re serious about this, it’s possible to turn your side income into your full-time job. Who doesn’t want to work from home, spend more time with their family and avoid long
Simply Hatch is about making this happen. I get it that not everyone loves digging around in websites, testing out themes, lead pages and opt-in forms. Instead, I’ve been doing it for you. Simply Hatch is about starting a blog, building followers and making money from blogging in a way that’s possible for everyone.
One easy step at a time.
It’s also about making sure that when you do launch your blog or website, it’s conversion focused. Ready to start building followers from Day 1. Failing to convert traffic into fans is the reason many blogs don’t make money. I can make sure this doesn’t happen to you.
To make money you need visitors who keep coming back to your blog time after time, buying your recommended affiliate products, your ebooks and digital courses.
Blogging isn’t just about monetising your blog. It’s an excellent way to drive traffic to an existing business.
I have an MBA from Edinburgh Business School, I’ve worked as a business solutions consultant for a score of large organisations (Irish Rail, Highways Agency, Scottish Water, MoD, Abu Dhabi Flour & Feed Mill), but it means zilch compared with 15 years running my own eCommerce stores.
I set up my first business when my son was born. It was a way to be there for him when he came home from school.
That’s the best bit about having your own business… deciding how you want to spend your time. Go for a run in the middle of the day, meet up with friends or pick your child up from school. It’s up to you. Starting a blog can be hard work if you want to turn it into a full-time income, but you do get to set your own schedule. And no you don’t have to get up at 5 am every day to be successful. If that works for you, fine, but some of us are late night bloggers!
Starting my first business was the hardest thing I ever did. (And I once broke the record running from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu, so I know the meaning of hard). Facing your fears and starting out on your own is tough. There’s the loss of income if you quit your job. The fear of what your friends and family will say… By starting a blog first, you get to keep the day job. Start small, build followers, make your first sales, one step at a time.
With Simple Hatch, I will be using my skills as both a trained facilitator and qualified teacher (QTS) to break down over-whelming information into bite sized chunks that anyone can cope with.
Providing the inside tips of what works and what to avoid as a new business owner. The stuff you won’t learn from books or someone who’s never run a business. Plus with my Engineering background and all my experience running eCommerce businesses, I can’t wait to pass on my online skills.
Think of me as your go-to techy friend.
The one who loves delving into blogs, websites and software so you don’t have to.
Yes that means you… Running an online business isn’t easy but Simply Hatch is here to help. I can make all the technical stuff…starting a blog, learning how to attract customers, making money from blogging, using a website to sell products and services…much easier.