You may be eager to start making money with your mobile – but until you’ve got it properly set up, optimized and tweaked – and visible in mobile web directories – that would be like putting the cart before the horse.
One of the most important tips about mobile websites that no one ever seems to give you, however, doesn’t involve learning Tiny XHTML, figuring out what WAP means or studying every mobile operating system ever invented. It’s much more basic than that.
Don’t overcomplicate things.
You really don’t need to become a professional mobile web designer. There are simple 1-column templates for mobile blogs, plug-ins to help your existing one adapt (or at least show up in a readable form) and even virtual, online mobile site builders (some of them free!)
The truth is, the rest of the world is way further ahead with mobile technology than the U.S. If this surprises you, let it spur you on to finally create that mobile website.
Your Mobile Site is Live
Once your site is live, don’t waste time – start monetizing it immediately.
– Create a free application, then offer an upgrade to a paid version (with fantastic customer support)
– If that sounds too hard, drive some traffic to your mobile site with article marketing, paying particular attention to your resource box, of course
– If you’ve got something to say about going mobile, write an article on the subject, and submit it to A1-Optimization, a directory popular with webmasters (submit it to their Mobile category).
– If you need information yourself, check out the subjects in their Mobile category yourself
Positioning yourself as an expert on mobile technology – not dishonestly, but making the most of your own diligent and proactive learning curves – can help increase your authority more quickly than you’ll ever know. (Just be honest, and don’t pretend to be more expert than you are: The key is to be helpful, not clever.)
The Hidden Advantage about Going Mobile that will Help You Make More Money
The most important monetization factor in going mobile isn’t selling ringtones or monetizing with ads – it results from staying connected…
– With your target customer
– Your industry
– The latest trends
– The latest opportunities
By operating your business from your mobile as well as your PC, you’ll be able to keep on top of things as they happen. What you may be surprised to find is… instead of overloading you with yet more cyber communication, being able to deal instantly with or note things quickly through your mobile – or respond to a frustrated customer or missing order – actually seems to relieve the burden of cyber stress. And taking fast, instant action can help break you of that deadly online marketer habit: Procrastination.
(You are far more likely to become distracted on your PC than on your mobile! Mostly because when you’re out and about, you just don’t have the opportunity to waste away 3 hours without even realizing it.)
The more you stop to think about it, there’s every reason to go mobile with your websites… and no reason to stick your head in the sand. Because mobile technology isn’t going to give up and go away.