I guess there’s a really popular myth out there that making money online is as easy as 1-2-3 meaning all you have to do is sit behind your desk, push a couple of buttons and “BAM” instant riches…
This is simply not so.
Don’t be fooled - Becoming a successful IM takes time, dedication, persistence and more importantly skill building but just like anything else in this world “All skill are learnable.”
With that being said here are 8 steps to help you get started with IM.
Please note there are several ways to produce an income online however my favorite just happens to be list building. So for those of you that are interested in creating a list of respected followers these 8 steps are for you.
1.) Create a list of the top 10 niches you enjoy and know something about.
A niche is a sub-category of a bigger market.
Here’s an example of a niche: If your market is real estate - its obvious real estate alone is a huge market so a sub-category or niche in the real estate market would be short-sales.
Short-sales can be your niche…
Note: the top four evergreen markets in IM are health, wealth, relationship and lifestyle.
2.) Choose the one that best fits you.
From your list of top 10 niches - choose the one that jumps out of the page. It’s usually the one that you could talk about for hours and not be bored with.
Everyone is good at something, whether you agree with me or not - maybe you have a great abs workout program that gets you great results in 90 days, or maybe you’re a pick up artist that knows how to charm women or vise versa, or perhaps you’re in the business of flipping real estate.
3.) Create a one page website (squeeze page - landing page) or free wordpress blog.
Note: May I suggest you learn how to create both. (YES - of course you can outsource but in my opinion - it’s important you at least learn how to edit and upload your own html site or wordpress blog) I know it sound difficult and scary but it’s really not that hard once you make the effort to learn.
Also that means choosing a domain name - getting a hosting account - and an auto responder service.
4.) Create a free eReport, eBook, or Video tutorials on how to.
If you want to be successful at list building you need to ask yourself this question - What are my potential prospects having problems with and how can I solve this problem for them for FREE.
That’s right FREE… Deliver tons of valuable free content to your prospects and you’ll be rewarded with a huge list of happy followers that will respect you as an expert in your field.
5.) Drive traffic to your site.
Traffic - traffic - traffic - It doesn’t matter that you have the best flashiest website or blog.
If you don’t know how to get traffic to your site how can you expect to build your list and eventually make money?
Good rule of thumb - Don’t try to many traffic generating techniques all at once you’ll set yourself up for failure, instead find one or two traffic techniques that interest you the most and master these techniques to the fullest.
6.) Build your list.
If you can do the entire steps mentioned above, then building your list definitely won’t be a problem.
However, it does take some time so don’t get discouraged and most importantly don’t bombard your list with products and services instead focus on continual relationship building.
(Give and create helpful, useful advice and tips to your list.)
7.) Promote and sell quality products and services to your list.
Never try to promote a product or service you yourself wouldn’t purchase.
If your going to conduct a review for a product or service, make sure you actually test the product yourself first.
Trust me when I say your list will quickly identify if you’re being truthful or a scammer.
It’s not about getting one sale and move on - it’s about building relationships with your prospect and marketing valuable related niche products to your list that will have them coming back to you for more.
8.) Continual Improvements
This is a must. The internet is moving fast forward - With that in mind it’s important to always stay on top or even one step ahead. Never stop learning. Things can change at the blink of an eye.
There you have it… 8 steps to help you get started on you road to success.
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