Online Entrepreneurs’ “No Excuse” Guide to Streamlined Success
Online Entrepreneurs’ “No Excuse” Guide to Streamlined Success
Everyone is familiar with the components of a successful online business.
But thinking and implementation are not the same things, so what you’ll see unfold is a strategic strategy to help you succeed as an internet business.
People use the phrase “streamlined” a lot, but do you know what it means?
It indicates that you use faster or simpler working methods to make your business more efficient and effective (successful).
For many people, the prospect of becoming an internet entrepreneur is overwhelming.
It’s as if you just received a ton of knowledge dumped on you and now you have to figure out how to put it all together.
Every day, the following ingredients should be present in your business:
* Developing the Right Mindset
* Profitability Planning
* Continuing Your Education
* Socializing with Others
* Getting Closer to Completion
* Establishing Yourself in Your Niche
You’re slacking if you don’t have any of those elements.
So we’ll go over each one and discuss the reality of how long it takes to implement these systems – because, let’s be honest, some of you reading this are moaning that you don’t have time to do it all, and I’m going to show you that you’re lying to yourself.
Developing a Positive Attitude
Any six- or seven-figure marketer will tell you that mindset is important when it comes to determining success or failure.
And it isn’t something that just happens; it isn’t something you are born with.
You must nourish it – make it a reality.
You achieve this by planting the proper seeds and cultivating the right mentality while weeding away visions that don’t correspond with your goals.
The first step is to figure out what is wrong with your existing thinking.
Nobody has a flawless one.
Even if you were all rainbows and unicorns every minute of every day, there would be a flaw because you would have to forecast what would go wrong.
When you’re starting your own business, it’s not all fun and games for most people.
You’ve got items like:
* Doubts about your abilities
* Failure anxiety
* Problems with self-esteem
* Perplexity and frustration
* Other people’s envy…and so on.
You must examine your interior thoughts – as well as what you say – since your natural self-talk can have a significant impact on whether or not you achieve.
Try to be conscious of your emotional condition on a daily basis if at all possible.
Do you feel threatened?
Are you concerned that you won’t get things right?
Keep an emotional journal for approximately a week to determine if there are any overpowering mindset difficulties that come back to haunt you day after day.
You must be truthful in order to resolve the problem.
Inquire with your spouse or others if they observe any mental problems with your attempts.
It’s sometimes simpler for others to notice your lack of confidence than it is for you to notice it.
Take note of how frequently you use particular detrimental words, such as:
* Not possible
There’s an ancient adage that reads, “Don’t should on yourself,” which indicates that when your self-talk is full of doubt and sorrow, it effectively cripples your efforts to accomplish.
“I should be able to deal with this, but I can’t.”
Examine previous blog posts, social media posts, and emails between yourself and others to understand what your raw emotions were before you made an attempt to be aware of them.
Examine the mentality of persons you admire.
This is critical for soaking up other people’s experiences.
Have you ever heard the expression, “You are the company you keep?”
That is also true in Internet Marketing.
It rubs off on you when you spend all day with a bunch of whining, negative Nellies, reading their posts in forums about how badly they’re being mistreated or how frequently they’re unable to get things done.
Alter that pattern!
Block those people out – at least until you harden your own thinking – and make it a point to interact with successful people every day.
It doesn’t have to be time-consuming.
Read one of their blog posts or social media posts.
You may follow them on Twitter.
Check out their YouTube videos.
People that are truly successful and have a strong desire to help others will share their knowledge.
Purchase a book that claims to boost your viewpoint.
You should read a chapter or a tiny piece of a mindset-changing motivational book every day.
Many are excellent for Internet Marketers, including:
* Steve Chandler’s Time Warrior
Pam Grout’s E Squared
* Jim Loehr’s The Power of Story
These are just a handful, ranging from no-nonsense perspectives (Time Warrior) to soothing, therapeutic content (The Power of Story), that can assist you in shifting your victimhood perspective of this situation and beginning to feel empowered to make things happen your way.
Because you want streamlined success, you need efficient learning and training.
Not get bogged down by attempting to digest dozens of topics and hundreds of pages all at once.
You should gradually delve into these resources — whether they be individuals or books – and do small pieces every day for a daily dose of inspiration.
Spend no more than 10 minutes on each one — just enough time to get you excited about whatever comes next on your to-do list.
Adopt daily mantras to help rewire your brain.
Many people dismiss mantras as nonsense, while others embrace them.
Even if you believe it’s “not for you,” give it a shot.
This is due to the fact that your brain is wired with both your conscious and subconscious minds, and it is the subconscious mind that we are attempting to change with the mantras.
When your subconscious mind hears or reads these optimistic sayings on a daily basis, it becomes imprinted to the point where, even when you’re not actively thinking about it, your brain retrieves this message and assists you in avoiding depression.
Some people struggle to understand what the subconscious attitude is.
They comprehend their conscious state because they are witnessing it in action.
So let’s make a comparison to your physique.
When you think of your body, you think of your skin, your head, your arms, your legs, and so on.
Basically, what you can see.
On the inside, though, there is a lot going on at the cellular level.
Things are so small that you wouldn’t even see them unless you had access to a microscope.
However, what those cells perform is critical to your survival.
The same is true for subconscious thinking.
The conscious mindset is what you see right now, but your subconscious mind is hidden behind the scenes, and even though you can’t see it in action, it’s there, working for or against you in terms of your online success.
And, just as you want to consume the appropriate foods and exercise to aid your body at a molecular level, you also want to nourish your subconscious attitude so that it works for you rather than against you.
Every day, try one new mindset-boosting exercise.
So here are a couple of solutions to this problem.
At the end of the day, keep a separate record for what went right rather than what went wrong.
List at least three things that went well.
It doesn’t have to be big things that happened; simple things are fine.
Perhaps you successfully interacted with someone you admire in the internet business world, or you cleared out your email.
Even something as simple as “I contributed 6 full hours to my business today” is a plus.
If you don’t have anything positive to say about your business (think hard), start with things that went well in your personal life.
Maybe you colored with your youngster or put up all of your holiday decorations.
The goal is to begin teaching your brain to focus on the positive rather than the negative.
Over time, this will become your new normal, and you will no longer regard life as a struggle.
This activity should only take a few minutes – no need to write pages about it, just jot down a phrase or sentence that describes what went well.
Have a system in place to learn from mistakes.
This is a common blunder made by many marketers.
They fail and wish to flee so far that they never look back to see what occurred.
This is an invitation to continue failing.
If you don’t take the time to figure out what went wrong, you’ll most likely make the same mistakes again.
This is like spinning your wheels in the dirt.
First, examine what occurred and try to figure out what went wrong.
Was it a set price?
What about your graphics?
Did you fail to find affiliates or joint venture partners?
When you have a good concept, try the strategy again with the changes in mind.
If it still fails, and you’ve exhausted all possible explanations for why things aren’t working, reach out to someone and explain what you planned to achieve, what you tried, and why you believe it went wrong.
A marketing forum or social networking site, such as a Facebook group, is a fantastic location to ask questions.
But don’t be a wuss about it — marketers adore go-getters, but they despise those who perceive themselves as perpetual victims.
Let’s be honest: if they believe you’re whiny, they might not help.
Because those who play the victim cling to other marketers and email them all the time asking for help.
When you approach your request for assistance with confidence and professionalism, you will receive more responses because people will recognize your independence.
And they recognize that we all require assistance from time to time.
All of these short-term workouts will assist you in developing the proper mindset.
Don’t expect to wake up the next day feeling like you’ve conquered the world.
Give it time, and concentrate on making an attempt to become a positive, successful marketer.
Profits do not arise out of anywhere – no matter how much you want to believe the sales copy promise of passive, automated money that appears in the middle of the night as you sleep.
They are an indication of the success that you will achieve if you establish genuine strategies to achieve particular milestones.
If you glance around at the people who are floundering (perhaps even yourself), you will realize that they are in a frenzy of worry.
The mortgage is coming due.
They’re sick of attempting and failing.
As a result, they try everything – quickly.
They put content up, never plan tactics, and when they fail, they blame the system or the sellers — never themselves.
It’s time to stop making excuses and get started on creating a streamlined planning approach for your online profit generation.
There are five simple solutions to this problem that will allow you to plan your profits rather than hoping for the best.
First, select a niche with long-term viability.
There are numerous marketers that can tell you about a hot, trendy topic that you should go into right away!
If you pay attention, you’ll find that those emails almost always advertise something that will make them money.
So, of course, they’ll recommend the niche.
However, you want something that you can work on for a long time.
That indicates that not only will the market sustain this unique issue in the long run, but you will be enthusiastic to work on it day in and day out for months and years to come.
“Do I honestly picture myself waking up every day delighted to write about this subject?” ask yourself.
” There may be a fantastic market for senior incontinence, with a plethora of keyword searches and plenty of product to push – but if you’re a 30-year-old male marketer, you end up fearing the decision to enter that niche if it doesn’t directly affect your life.”
Consider how joyful the niche will make you.
If it’s a really gloomy subject, such as abuse or melancholy, it may cause you to approach each day with fear.
You could also be the type of person that derives immense satisfaction from guiding others to a better life!
Before you start a business, spend some time researching all of the various specialized prospects.
Do you prefer digital alone, tactile only, or a combination of the two?
Examine digital platforms as well as traditional book stores to see if any topics stand out to you.
Investigate it to discover how comfortable you are with educating yourself on the subject in order to pass on information to your audience.
Would you be able to write about it extensively?
You should never enter a niche only for the sake of profit.
Following that, you should devise a strategy for monetizing your profits.
You don’t just hear about a niche, buy a $7 report, and expect it to help you develop a business.
Unfortunately, this is what the majority of newcomers do.
Instead, devise a comprehensive profit strategy.
What potential do you have?
Let’s start with the weight loss niche, which is broad and familiar enough for everyone to relate to.
You should consider the following options:
* Sales of digital content
For your own product creation, you should consider whether you are confident in your ability to write about this topic.
Is it simple enough to write about even if you educate yourself first?
Would you comprehend the intricacies of delivering information if it was something like Forex?
Weight loss may be simple, but some things (financial and medical details) may be more difficult.
Is this niche well-served by PLR (private label rights)?
Many marketers enter a niche, recognize they need content help (on a limited budget) and are disappointed to discover that there isn’t a lot of PLR accessible on the issue.
If you chose to electroplate, remember that not only will you not find PLR on it all of the time, but you will also have a difficult time finding a ghostwriter who can write on the subject matter readily.
Take a look at how the topic is selling.
Are they popular topics?
Or is it scarce?
You want a lot of conversions – don’t worry about saturation — there’s a place for everyone because people want to buy many things on the same topic.
Take a look at yourself – this isn’t the first “online success” book you’ve read, is it?
No, you look at numerous sources, pick the tips you like, and discard the rest as you go on to the next resource.
Avoiding “saturated” categories is one of the worst pieces of advice marketers have ever given to other businesses.
Maybe they just didn’t want any more competition, but all you need to know is that the more competition there is, the more affiliate opportunities there are for you!
* Affiliate Commissions on Digital Products
When it comes to affiliate earnings, there is another element to consider.
Don’t choose a niche where you’ll be on your own.
You want and need other entrepreneurs to create digital items that you can market.
Affiliate profits make up a significant amount of an internet entrepreneur’s income.
What types of commissions are being offered?
Are they dependable when it comes to paying out commissions?
Are products available on all of the major sites — ClickBank, JVZoo, Amazon, and so on?
When you wish to market something, follow a specific, simplified method that includes checking off the following tasks:
Examine the sales copy to find out what the product promises.
Purchase it or request a review copy from the seller.
Actively execute and review the product to relay success or failure information to your audience.
If possible, create a bonus for the product to enhance conversions.
Find out if you can gain early bird promo access or any other incentives, such as a raise in commissions (for those with a large, successful list).
You want to ensure that the other internet merchants share your beliefs in terms of offering ethical, high-quality products.
If they’re in short supply, you might want to consider a different market.
Next, consider the concrete product prospects available to you as an affiliate.
It is harder, but not impossible, to recommend physical products in a specialty like Internet Marketing.
There are podcasting microphones, headphones, software tools, and even home office furniture like desks and chairs.
A niche like weight loss, on the other hand, has a lot more earning potential, and you should take the time to plan out your possibilities.
Let’s take a look at weight loss.
You can advertise a variety of things in a physical way.
All you have to do is go to Amazon and type in weight loss, and you’ll see goods like:
– Fitness equipment
– Books and periodicals
– Food and beverages
– Video sets…and much more
Your goal is to keep track of everything you advertise and how well it converts for your list in a file, such as an Excel file.
If your list enjoys receiving emails about supplements but does not convert when you send out emails about books, you should focus on what works – or find an alternative strategy to advertise the books.
And guess what else?
There’s also a lot of crossover potential.
Dieting and exercise, while beneficial to the body, can have a negative impact on someone’s psyche – especially when combined with everything else going on in their lives.
So don’t overlook any topic that may be beneficial, such as stress management or financial budgeting, because someone on a diet may require more money to purchase healthier (more expensive) quality meals.
If you want to become a truly trusted authority person, you should purchase some of these products and conduct reviews on them.
Show them on video and discuss their benefits and drawbacks.
* Websites for Members
This is similar to how a digital eBook works, only you can receive recurring payments to your PayPal account.
The goal here is to be actively involved in the site, to constantly develop new content for your users so that it remains fresh, and to engage them on the site so that they feel like they’re part of a community.
The easiest method to plan earnings for a niche membership site is to look at what others are doing.
What do they have to offer?
What can you improve on?
How much are individuals willing to spend, and how much would they pay if you went above and beyond for them?
* Possibility of Coaching
Is your industry ripe for coaching opportunities?
Not all of them are, but many of them can lead to high ticket coaching income.
People enjoy being held, and if you can coach them in groups or one-on-one, you can charge far more than you could with an eBook.
And there are clear advantages for you as a niche marketer when you roll up your sleeves and begin coaching.
You have the opportunity to pick the brains of your target audience.
You gain genuine insight into what motivates them, what holds them back, and what solutions help them reach their objectives.
You’ll need to put together a content development system.
Whatever niche you’re in, content is and will always be king.
You’ll need it in so many places, you might as well commit to and plan for a streamlined approach.
First, consider where you’ll require content.
Depending on your business model, the following categories may require content:
– Your website
– Information products (including eBook, sales copy, bonuses, and more)
– Social networks (Twitter is simple, while Google+ and Facebook have more substance)
– System of email autoresponders (including the opt-in offer and emails)
It may not appear to be much, but all of them, with the exception of the opt-in offer, are ongoing necessities.
You can’t just post a few posts on your site and call it a day.
You can’t just send out an email once or twice and expect it to be finished – and if you want more residual income, you’ll need to prepare for additional product development.
These content requirements necessitate the need to either write or outsource the information.
Content is not one-size-fits-all; it is available in text, audio, and video formats.
The majority of people utilize text, and more people are gathering the guts to augment their text with audio and video to provide their readers with a multi-media experience.
First, determine whether you have what it takes to write well.
If this is the case, you should begin your business by building your own voice and style by writing the content yourself.
Make an effort to incorporate your individuality into your writing wherever possible.
This distinguishes you and allows your audience to connect with you.
But what if you’re a terrible writer?
Then you’ll need to set aside some money to get your outsourcing efforts off to a good start.
Alternatively, if you have a set of abilities (like graphic design) that someone else lacks, you can see if they will swap – content in exchange for your knowledge.
This is difficult to come by, but not impossible.
Make certain that you do not cut corners when it comes to outsourcing.
It is preferable to have ten truly excellent pages rather than twenty mediocre ones that drive visitors away from your site.
When you have the money, do what you can and invest a bit at a time.
Even if you’re having an eBook written, you can plan it and hire a ghostwriter for 5 pages at a time until the full eBook is finished.
This should not be a last-minute task.
Don’t be frightened to experiment with fresh ghostwriters.
There are new skilled writers joining the market every day, all of whom are looking for work – thus you can often find a good offer simply because someone does not yet have a steady client list.
Start by looking at places like Warriors for Hire on the Warrior Forum, Elance.com, and specific freelance writing sites to see what you can afford in terms of quality and response time.
Increase your residual income initiatives.
Some people never understand why they can’t seem to get ahead in online marketing.
If you examine their advertising closely, you will notice that all they do is push sales as an affiliate or provide services to other marketers.
Residual income means that you do the effort, set it up, and it pays out for you over and over again.
Continue to develop evergreen products rather than a fad or trend-based items.
If you work as a service provider, then register as a client and build your own items.
Working for a one-time payment (such as being paid to produce an eBook) will not allow you to unwind in the future.
A monthly promotion strategy is essential.
You’ll need a calendar to keep track of upcoming launches and make it a priority to participate.
You must strike the proper balance with your list in terms of how frequently they are willing to hear from you.
Some marketers send out letters just sometimes, while others send out mail on a daily basis.
When it comes to the messages you put out there, each audience is unique and responds to different stimuli.
You will fare better than someone who spams and sells hardcore every time if you give value in every email with personalization.
When looking at a launch list, such as MunchEye, make a note of who has what coming out and whether it’s a good fit for your audience.
If it is, request a review copy, produce promotional materials, and add a bonus that complements the original product.
This type of affiliate strategy keeps you afloat while you concentrate on your own residual products.
It adds a significant amount to your bottom line that you would not have had if you only relied on income from your own product sales.
Increase Your Education
There isn’t a single marketer that knows everything there is to know about web marketing.
No one, not even the multimillionaires.
The will to learn distinguishes successful people from those who fail.
They work on learning things that they don’t even do actively — things that they outsource.
Because knowing the ins and outs of your business will help you to swiftly determine the quickest, best way to reach a goal – and you will be able to pass that information along to any freelancer you work with.
Begin honing your technical talents.
This is a difficult one for newcomers.
Some people don’t even know how to create an online hyperlink, which is nothing to be ashamed of – unless you’re resistive to learning.
Almost everything you could ever want to know about technical jobs in this industry is available for free online.
Whether it’s creating that hyperlink, establishing a blog, uploading a zip file, or getting a launch to go live, videos are everywhere, guiding you through the process step by step.
Do you get overwhelmed while viewing a video tutorial?
That’s why there’s a pause and rewind button.
Don’t use overwhelm as an excuse; instead, get busy studying and implementing, and don’t be concerned if you flop once or twice — you’ll get the hang of it!
Get a firm grasp on your time management.
Knowing how to properly manage your time must be part of your schooling.
We’re all guilty of screwing up this one, but you need to develop better habits if you want to get more done.
This is especially important if you’re just starting off and have debt collectors breathing down your neck.
You don’t have time to spend, therefore no Facebook scrolling, no game apps on your phone — just total concentration on your task.
There are things you may use, such as egg timers, timer applications on your phone, and even sites that shut down your computer from all outside sites so you don’t have time to mess around when it’s time to work.
However, nothing beats self-control.
And if you’re the type of person who will just reboot a computer to play a game and avoid a security measure, you need to learn this notion so you don’t cheat yourself out of productivity.
You were previously informed about a book titled Time Warrior.
Each page contains a separate lesson, so you can flip to any page each day to be inspired and stay on track.
You should also concentrate on your top priorities.
What is your motivation for doing this?
Is it to provide the finest possible life for your children?
Is it because you’re bored of living on your retirement income in a tight financial situation?
Is it because you want to live a luxurious lifestyle but it’s not happening right now?
Concentrate on the why, and doing the what becomes much easier.
Learn everything you can about your niche.
There is no such thing as an all-knowing leader.
There isn’t one.
They are continually educating themselves in order to better serve their audience.
And you must do the same.
If you’re teaching about a specific topic, you should perform the following:
– Purchase books on your particular issue and read a variety of perspectives.
So, in the weight loss sector, you could hear about the benefits of raw foods one month and low carb the next!
– Go online and watch videos of your competitors or leaders in your niche.
Discover how they inspire and teach, as well as tips you didn’t know you needed.
– Sign up for Google Alerts to remain on top of niche news, or check in on a daily basis to see what kind of groundbreaking or new information you can share with your audience.
– Monitor forums and blogs to determine what worries your target audience has.
When we say “your audience,” we mean the niche audience as a whole, not just those who follow you specifically.
If something happens in your niche that frightens them, you’ll be able to address it to your audience.
Depending on your niche, you may be able to attend workshops or seminars, or you may be able to join local meet-up groups with others interested in your field.
These are usually excellent approaches to gather the information that you can subsequently share with your colleagues.
Experiment with your sales talents.
Nobody wants to land on a sales letter and be greeted by a tepid page that almost begs you to buy something.
Consumers like confidence, and they want you to feel at ease when it comes to getting them excited about your product.
Otherwise, they would not feel good about it and will not become a consumer or dedicated followers.
So, how do you further your sales education?
There are numerous approaches you can take.
Most importantly, pay attention to what works for others.
Examine the sales pages in your niche to determine what kind of power words they’re employing.
What color scheme is most frequently utilized for minisites?
Take note of the price points as well as the length of the copy.
Make a list!
Second, you should invest in seminars and publications that can assist you in understanding customer mindsets.
Don’t look to yourself for that – you’ll deceive yourself, saying things like, “I hate being marketed to,” and that won’t help you write copy that converts.
There are sales copy tools that include plug-and-play elements.
It’s similar to a skeleton theme where you fill in the blanks.
As an example, the software may generate a headline that reads, “Tired of Not [fill in the blank]?”
” and then insert the goal that people are attempting to attain, such as:
– Losing Weight Quickly Enough
– Profiting from the Stock Market
– The Ability to Locate Mr. Right
All of these tools are quite generic, so you may wish to customize them for uniqueness.
For instance, if the gadget says, “Tired of Not?
“You’d alter it to something like “Frustrated Because You Can’t ?”
It’s helpful to have a structure to use as a jumping-off point for suggestions on where everything should fit in the copy.
You should also split test different variations of your material to see what your specific readers prefer.
Making Connections with Others
If there’s one ability you should prioritize, it’s networking.
“No man is an island,” as the proverb goes, has never been more accurate.
It’s always ideal to work together to support one another in any online niche, regardless of how many competitors you have.
But you rarely want to reach out to promote someone without first getting to know them – and for them to come to know you.
There is a solution to simplify your networking procedure so that installation is simple and effective.
First, divide your niche’s competitors into three tiers: newcomers, moderately successful sellers, and super sellers.
You should begin networking with all three – don’t overlook the two lower-level producers.
The higher you climb the success ladder, the more difficult it will be to get someone to network with you.
For example, you might be able to quickly convince a novice or a six-figure marketer to join you in a joint venture promotion for marketing success, but securing a well-known name like Tony Robbins may be more difficult.
But don’t let that deter you.
You can start establishing relationships with more well-known marketers who have a larger following, and as your own success soars, those relationships will be entrenched by the time you reach the same level, putting you in a position to take advantage of some fantastic chances.
Don’t forget to make friends with marketers whose specialties complement yours.
So, if you want to be a diet specialist, start networking with exercise marketers, stress reduction marketers, and others.
This will benefit you since you can draw them into your fold by doing things like doing an interview for your readers, and they may want to do the same – make you the in-house nutrition expert to assist guide their workout clientele.
Look through affiliate platforms to discover who else is branding themselves in similar sectors.
Examine Amazon Kindle and other digital book platforms to determine whether independent marketers are selling information products in the niche.
Most of the time, they’ll brand their website links alongside the material, allowing you to contact out, congratulate their efforts, and suggest a cross-promotion or urge them to be in front of your audience.
In most circumstances, it’s advisable to keep the demands to a minimum at first.
Simply look for opportunities to interact.
Share your knowledge, thank them for their public advice, and let them know you’ve purchased and liked their content.
It’s also beneficial if the marketer is open about some aspects of their own life.
If you notice something in common or have the opportunity to comment, do so.
So, if you both have great Danes, mention it – swap images anytime they post one of their pet, and so on.
True, trustworthy relationships are often formed as a result of this type of networking, and this is where actual promotions occur — given both of you have great material and comparable aims and ethics.
Make certain that you are targeting super affiliates in your niche.
Some people do not create things, but rather market them.
When you have a launch, you want these outstanding affiliates to back you up.
What is the best way to find super affiliates?
Of course, on leaderboards.
If there is a contest, look at the top affiliate boards for that launch.
There, you may see who outperforms the others.
So, for example, on JVZoo, browse through the launch listings to see whether anyone is holding a contest.
Look at who is winning those contests and you might be able to identify a super affiliate.
Then follow them on social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and their blog.
Sign up for their mailing list and become a follower who communicates and connects with them in the same way that you would with other product makers.
When the time comes, you may offer them increased commissions, early bird promotion access, exclusive goodies for their list, and, of course, review access!
You can also join mailing lists of folks who have websites or blogs in that field and check what they advocate.
If it appears that people are responding positively to the offerings (through blog posts or comments in their forums, if they have one), it’s safe to assume that they are someone you want to get to know.
Freely serve the audience you’ve cultivated.
Showing up and serving is the best approach to gaining fans.
This entails giving out some of your advice for free.
And by free, I mean there will be no charge at all.
That doesn’t imply offering folks a small preview and then charging them for the whole of the content.
Before you start a business, you should develop a list of topics that you intend to sell and those that you intend to freely discuss.
Naturally, your blog and social media content will now be free.
But you can also create reports and whole eBooks or courses that you give away for free – similar to an opt-in report, only that people don’t even have to opt-in for this.
Bum Marketing by Travis Sago was one of the most successful free courses ever published in the Internet Marketing field.
It was a wonderful branding strategy since he built a course that people would gladly pay for if they didn’t have to.
Bum Marketing was (and still is) completely free.
Travis designed this as a lead generation magnet.
He even paid for advertising.
However, it costs users who sign up nothing more than their email address in order for them to receive lessons.
This is an excellent method to employ because it allows you to establish a list of grateful, devoted subscribers – and you can know that when the time comes for you to recommend something to them that they will have to pay for, your conversion rates will be out of this world!
When you begin the networking procedure, secure your expert interviews.
People enjoy being interviewed by others.
It increases their exposure and aids in the development of their business.
It allows your readers to see you going out there and gathering vital knowledge to share with them.
They appreciate it when you bring someone to them who may have new or different perspectives.
But how do you convince someone to agree to an interview, and how is the interview conducted?
You’ll find them, in the same manner, you found digital product producers or super affiliates.
Another thing you should do is ask your readers who else they follow, and keep an eye out for mentions anytime you discuss the specialty as a whole.
They may occasionally notify you that they adore one of your competitors.
It doesn’t mean they don’t like you – but it does imply that now is the time to contact that other person and request an interview so that they can demonstrate their knowledge to your list.
How does an interview take place?
Part of it is determined by what you are comfortable with, while other portions are determined by the information you receive from the other person.
They may have a busy schedule that prevents them from conducting live interviews.
You can hold an interview…
– Making use of a live webinar approach
– Through the creation of an audio podcast
– In a movie that you create together using Camtasia and in which both of you are visible on the screen
– Through a text-based blog post secured by a list of questions you submit to them, which they then answer and return to you
There are other approaches you may take — some even travel to meet up with each other and record an in-person interview – nothing is off-limits except what you and the interviewee decide.
Even if you’re timid or don’t have enough expertise in your field right now, don’t allow that to stop you from networking your way to success.
You need these individuals to make a good living, and each and every one of them has been in your shoes before, which makes things a little easier.
Getting Closer to Completion
Many marketers claim their short attention span as the reason they never complete a project.
They’ve even coined a phrase for it: shiny new thing syndrome.
This, however, is not a valid reason for you to start a project and then abandon it halfway through.
The truth is that your fear is impeding your progress.
It’s easy to identify it as boredom or failure, but it’s actually anxiety.
If you abandon anything halfway through, you won’t know whether or not it could have worked for you.
But one thing is certain: if you abandon it now, you won’t have to worry about whether or not you’d fail at it.
Everything you start online must be completed.
And that doesn’t mean starting a project and then abandoning it with the intention of returning six months to a year later.
You must follow through on each and every one of them in a consistent manner.
How do you start finishing things, especially if you’ve previously labeled yourself as a sufferer of shiny new objects?
There are a few things you may take to combat this dreadful state of mind.
First, create a timetable for your product launch.
Too many rookies start thinking about launching an eBook but never prepare milestones and dates – so if they feel like abandoning it and walking away, they do so — with no consequences.
You want to know when the eBook will be finished, as well as all of the other aspects – the bonus report, sales text, graphics, and so on.
Plan to push yourself, but not to the point where your deadlines are hard to meet.
You want to give your affiliates and JV partners ample time to produce a bonus for your product and evaluate it for their readers.
They may even want some time to put it into action so they can brag about their success with your guidance.
One thing that can help you complete your project is to put yourself out there and advertise your approaching launch in order to secure your JV partners and affiliates.
You never want to launch and then tell folks that it’s ready to market after the fact.
This does happen from time to time, but if you want to be more successful, you should give them more time to plan.
You want to construct a JV page to which you can direct visitors, and it should include the following elements:
– A brief description of the product
– Specifics on what is included (chapter titles, etc.)
– Price range
– The launch date
– The length of the launch (end-date)
– Commission structure for ordinary affiliates (keep commission increases confidential so others aren’t envious)
– Emails should be swiped.
– Extra suggestions
– Links sign-up page
You may also want to include an opt-in form on the page so that they can receive announcements about the approaching launch.
This allows you to cater to them before, during, and after the sale.
When you’re having trouble finishing your projects, make some ground rules for yourself.
That may imply a system of rewards for crossing stuff off your to-do list.
For example, no checking into Facebook or watching your favorite show until you have completed your daily responsibilities.
If you are a perfectionist, you may need to establish a rule that no revisions are permitted until the entire job is completed.
That way, you won’t be sitting there for days or weeks revising your eBook, leading you to work at a snail’s pace.
Always offer extra value when time allows.
As you get better at it, completion will come sooner and sooner for you, giving you more time between the day you declare, “I’m finished!” and the day you say, “I’m not finished!”
” as well as the date of your launch.”
If you find yourself with a few more days or weeks before your launch, make a list of extra advantages you might be able to develop.
These are ideal for usage as bonuses for your joint venture partners to distribute, or as surprising gifts for your buyers to discover when they unzip their files.
This is known as over-delivery, and it will assist you in swiftly and simply building relationships.
Once you have the financing, you may be able to outsource some of the perks associated with your product launch, allowing you to focus on your next residual income item.
Making a Name for Yourself in Your Niche
It is now time for you to take control of how you want to be known in your area.
This is far more than just branding.
Most people leave this to chance, not realizing that it’s all part of your streamlined success.
If you focus on positioning possibilities, you can get to where you want to be financially a lot faster.
So let’s go over four strategies to gain the branding, following, and earnings that come with it.
To begin, determine what you can do better than your competition.
If you want to be competitive, you must have this skill.
It necessitates you literally becoming a follower of those you are competing against.
You want to be on their list so you can observe how they communicate.
Do they communicate with their audience on a regular basis?
Or do they bombard them with offers on a daily, if not several times a day, basis?
You might be able to strike a good balance that draws their audience to you.
What about their Kindle items and minisites?
Can you tell it’s a do-it-yourself graphics project?
Could you very much guarantee that you’d have better-looking items if you just outsourced it to a reasonable cost professional?
Is their writing of high quality?
Is it riddled with typos, misspellings, and grammatical errors?
What about fluff and filler – is it so densely packed that your eBook is seen as far more value when compared to it?
Do they write on a regular basis and publish on social networking sites?
Do they communicate with their audience when individuals comment, or do they ignore them as if they didn’t know they were there?
All of these elements, as well as apparent factors such as launching products that are timely and fresh in comparison to your competitors, will position you as the go-to person in your industry.
You want to be known as the best.
This is unsettling for many, but if you don’t get the job, someone else will.
Don’t be hesitant to declare yourself the dominant marketer in your industry.
If you’re afraid, consider why!
It’s possible that you’re aware that you’re not living up to your full potential as a leader, and that if you start working hard to improve, you’ll feel confident in claiming the label of “best” marketer in your field.
This is something you hear all the time in marketing — you just gloss over it.
There’s a “best” ice cream and a “best” hosting company — everyone else is happy to brag about how fantastic they are, so you shouldn’t be afraid to do the same.
Take control of the online conversation.
One thing you never want to happen is for all of your competitors to be actively engaged in interactions with your audience, while you sit quietly on the sidelines.
If you want to make money as an online marketer, you must be active and engaged.
It’s as simple as posting a quote and a question on your Facebook fan page.
For example, you could be in the health niche.
You may make a poster with the quotation “Every time you eat or drink, you’re either feeding disease or battling it” by Heather Morgan.
Then add your own commentary — it doesn’t have to belong.
In the end, pose a question to your audience and start a discussion on your blog, Facebook Fan Page, or Twitter stream.
If someone else you’re following as a rival writes something, join in and comment on their posts as well.
People will notice if you provide useful information and will want to investigate you as a prospective source to learn from.
You obviously don’t want to be upfront and disrespectful and say something like, “I have better information on healthy eating on my Fan Page at this link…” because that will not get you many admirers.
Maintaining a keen ear for niche trends.
You may be in an evergreen niche, but that doesn’t mean you can’t talk about trends and fads.
For example, the dating niche is quite stable — there will always be men and women looking for their love.
So, if you looked at updating on Google and then started researching, you could find that pheromone dating is gaining popularity instead of speed dating.
That’s when everyone brings a Ziploc bag containing a cotton shirt they’ve slept on for three nights to a party.
The shirts are numbered, and matches are made based on who liked which scents.
So, on your Facebook page or blog, you could share an image of a cotton t-shirt and discuss it.
Ask towards the end of the piece, “Do you find yourself attracted to a person’s scent?”
Have you ever been to a pheromone party? Would you go if invited?
“This gets the dialogue started, and people will want to join in.”
It is possible to achieve so-called streamlined success.
It’s not merely a clever catchphrase that leads people to believe in a magical system.
It entails strategy and preparation, as well as execution.
Once you can chip away at it little by little, you’ll realize that you’ve risen to the top of the success ladder before you know it!