The inspiration for this blog post is a reply I got from a subscriber to my last blog post.
Basically they’ve been on my list for 2 year’s and here is the issues that need to be tackled.
My answer to this, is to go and read some of the best selling personal development books on amazon written by real authors with proper qualifications and editors who will make sure you get a good product.
Once you have a proper achievable goal that is what you really want it will be easier to generate an appropriate internet marketing plan. For example my personal goal for 2013 is to keep on building up my customer list, keep on sharing my opinions via this blog, and know that if the worst happened and I did get made redundant I would still be able to support my family.
When you do this you will probably find that your best suited to a niche that has nothing to do with selling internet marketing products, but you can apply the tactics to generate income by applying the knowledge and selling information products.
Slow And Steady Wins The Race
Look over to the sidebar and you will see content going back a long way, but guess what it was back in 2003 that I bought my first information product – about learning how to make money using ebay.
Nothing ever came of this except a lot of bad investments, but eventually I realised that it’s important to invest money and create your own products / services, and build up your own brand.
In 2013 you have a massive advantage of social media, but it needs to all link back to a central marketing hub. That means investing money in a domain name and setting up a blog.
If you have a little devil on your shoulder shouting about how you can’t do this then hit the Hire Me button.
Learning how to create content and then sharing it with the like minded people you have connected with via social media / reading blogs in your niche is a proven way to generate attention.
Do The UnSexy Things Well
Running a blog has certain costs
- yearly domain fee
- monthly web hosting
- aweber – for listbuilding
- upgrades for plugins / themes
- products relating to blogging
- advertising budget
- outsourcing – sometimes you need to hire an expert
I don’t know what your personal financial situation is, but with this being January give something up and put that money towards your business.
Set up an action plan where you complete certain tasks, this can be writing content, doing technical stuff, advertising, or anything that drives the growth of your blog.
Stop Doing The Time Wasters
We’re all guilty of this, but a little bit of prioritisation goes a long way.
For example if I go more than 10 days without putting content on this site I will make it my highest priority to create something. To help me out with this I already have a great guest blog post lined up for you later this month.
My main advertising is to surf everyday at sweeva – I’m now on day 499 in a row and the bonus credits are awesome.
I’ve also become much better at deleting “marketers” who just sell me things and never add any value.
If you want to achieve success you will find a way of making the time to do small daily tasks, or increase you budget and invest in a virtual assistant to help you out.
Find A Mentor Or Group To Hold You Accountable
The best plan in the world will come to nothing if you take no action.
My plan for the start of 2013 is to utilise some of the products I bought in 2012 and claim the bonus offers that were the reason I bought them.
The next part is to utilise quality PLR into my marketing funnel.
I hope that by posting this here you can hold me accountable
To finish off this post I would like to recommend a site that will help you achieve success by starting your own blog and creating your first information product. It’s called One Month Mentor and John Thornhill is someone who can mentor you to great success in 2013 and beyond.
Please leave a comment as I would love to check out your blog.