Hey friends, Andrew here – hope you’re well.
If you want to work for yourself and want to start a business, there is no better time than now.
Because what used to take weeks and a lot of money upfront to start an online business now only takes a few hours thanks to some absolutely amazing AI tools.
I’ll walk you through the process of creating your own online business using AI. These AI tools will assist you in generating business ideas, logos, and full video advertisements, and by the end of this tutorial, you will have saved hours and hours of your valuable time. Let’s get started with the first one!
Perplexity AI is the first tool we will use to build your business.
It’s an AI-powered search engine that will revolutionize how you find answers, and it’s where we’ll get your business ideas and conduct competitor research.
Let’s use Perplexity to generate some business concepts. I’ll type in “Give me a list of online business ideas,” and it will return a list of effective online businesses to start, complete with references for more information.
If you’re not interested in any of these business ideas, simply type “give me more” and you’ll find a plethora of other options.
I think I like the idea of a Digital Marketing Agency because I used to work as a Digital Marketing Manager and can leverage my skills.
So I’ll use a marketing business as an example, but you can apply this to almost any business idea you have.
After you’ve developed your business concept, the next step is to conduct competitor research. This is a critical step in ensuring that you have a good understanding of what other businesses have done, what has worked and what hasn’t.
So, returning to Perplexity, let’s run the competitor research by asking it: “What are some great examples of a successful digital marketing agency?”
You will then see a list of the top digital marketing agencies as well as a blurb on what makes a good marketing agency. Click on the icon to view sources, and I recommend doing some quick reading to delve deeper into competitors.
Now it’s time to get down to business: let’s start building your business brand!
First and foremost, we must create a name for your company, for which we will use Namelix AI.
Simply go to namelix.com and enter some keywords related to your business, and Namelix will do the rest.
For example, for my marketing company, I’ll include keywords separated by commas such as “digital marketing, analysis, future, growth.”
Then choose a naming style that appeals to you. There’s no need to overthink this; remember that a guy named his product Apple and another guy named his company Facebook, and both of these brands worked out okay.
I think I’ll go with brandable names and set the randomness to high, so I’ll have more ideas and options to choose from, then click generate.
So there are a lot of brand names to choose from! Going through them, I think I prefer Viralize or Hypergrow. I’m going to go with Viralize.
You can click more info to see more variations and even get AI feedback on the brand name.
We’ll create a really cool logo once you’re satisfied with your brand name.
To create an effective logo, we’ll use a tool called PlaceIt – it’s a wizard-like tool that I’ve used for years and years for my businesses.
When you’re on the website, go to the top and click Logos.
I believe they’ve recently updated this user interface and experience, and it’s much easier to use now than it was years ago.
Enter your company name, in my case Viralize. Then select the logo type, and you’ll see that there are numerous templates to choose from.
Choose a design, then a font color, and then click Finish.
Just like that, you have a logo that you can customize by changing the font and enlarging it.
Then click download, and a high-resolution PNG file will be saved for you to use.
PlaceIt can also be used to literally place your new logo onto mockups. For example, if I went into mockups, I could drag and drop the logo onto an AI-generated image.
When you buy a logo from PlaceIt, you get the full rights to use it commercially for your business in any format.
The price per logo was $15, but it has recently been reduced to $10, which is a small investment to get your business started and represented.
AI Video Creator
Your new business is taking shape at this point!
Now we’ll start making video ads to attract customers using AI.
For this, we’ll use InVideo AI, a brand new text-to-video tool that I’ve been dying to try and today’s video sponsor.
InVideo AI can generate complete videos from a single text prompt. It automatically generates a script, creates scenes, and adds voiceovers.
We’ll use InVideo AI to start creating videos and ads for your business and get your new venture in front of potential customers.
Choose the 30-second option and enter what you want or don’t want in the video.
“Create a video for a digital marketing agency that discusses the importance of digital marketing and the marketing services offered,” for example.
You can even include creative instructions like “make this video modern, professional, and eye-catching” beneath it.
I’ll add low-fi music, our new brand Viralize, and a female American narrator before clicking continue.
Allow it some time to think and generate that video for you, and after a few minutes, it produces a truly impressive video that we can use on our website, social media, and even advertisements.
You can then export it as a video file and adjust the video settings to your liking.
So, use this invitation link to try out the new text-to-video tool for yourself, and then let’s move on to the next step!
We now have everything we need to build a website for your online business.
Normally, this is one of the most time-consuming steps in starting an online business, but with the help of AI, we can be up and running in an hour.
Go to 10Web, an AI-powered website builder.
You have two options: create a custom website from scratch or convert an existing website into a template for use with AI. I’ll make a new website.
Choose the business type from the dropdown, in this case a digital agency, and it will help AI generate a custom website for you.
Enter your company name and a short description (Viralize is a digital marketing agency specializing in lead generation), then click enhance with AI to have a full description created for you automatically. Here’s an illustration.
Choose a tone of voice and include the services you provide. Create a free account, and it will start generating the entire website for you!
This is an excellent foundation! This website has all of the characteristics of a great business website. It has a header, a list of services offered, and even call outs, a client list, and all of your socials.
Of course, I’d go ahead and click the button to customize your website with your new logo, photos, and even the video you created on InVideo.
Let’s now create some content to improve your new website.
Finally, we’ll use Jasper AI to write all of the copy for our website and business.
This is a powerful tool that “trains” your AI writer by uploading documents or examples of other writings that you enjoy and want to be inspired by.
Once Jasper has analyzed those documents, all you have to do is press a button and start typing out a prompt like “Write an article about 5 digital marketing tips for marketers to use.”
Then, for the best results, click the enhance prompt. You’ll know how much better this prompt is and how useful marketing tips are.
You can see the power and potential of feeding Jasper content to generate in-depth articles.
With this new article, you can now write a blog post or post on your new company’s social media to start generating leads and customers.