Little background; longtime member, but have never really committed to building business online. I've got a great day job and have done online stuff as a hobby. I've built a handful of websites since 1999 and have had some of them above the fold on page 1, but after a glitch on my last site I archived the posts and took it down. I also run an industry specific facebook group that is the largest of its type in its space, with over 11k members. But I've never really monetized any of it.
I live in the US on a work visa that doesn't allow me to earn any money except for my current employer. I'm working on a green card though so would like to spend this time putting things in place so that I can launch a side business when that comes through. I'd like to be in a position to make my first sale on the same day I get the GC.
So; what would you focus on if you had 12 months to prepare?