I am now wanting to take the more sensible approach by offering people a worthwhile, physical product/s as opposed to trying to get people to buy any old garbage which hundreds of other people are also desperately throwing at them.
Pet products are my chosen subject and cats will be my 'niche' in that subject. I have kept cats for many years now and so I can hopefully offer plenty of advice and relevant info.
I understand that leaping in and trying to sell immediately is a sure fire way of failing and so I intend to join forums/Facebook Groups and be active in sharing useful and relevant info/getting to know people etc. In time, as people get to know me and realise that I have some good info I'm guessing that my marketing will need to steadily creep in (maybe 3 or 4 months away?) and I will then need to get something into place to facilitate this.
My initial question is .. And apologies if this is a dumb question ..
It appears that it's crucial for my future success, for me to build a mailing list, is this done by beginning with a Wordpress Blog or do I Build a website and then attach an existing Wordpress Blog to it ?
The more I read, the more confusing it becomes as to which order (and how) I need to do stuff.
As I say, I now realise that selling needs to be an afterthought and providing useful content to build up healthy and trusting relationship with people is far more important to begin with.
Any advice/criticism would be very helpful at this point.