I haven't posted on here for a while and when I initially started posting I didn't make many because I didn't know what to post or how to contribute.
I'm a chef by trade - as you may be able to tell by my Nickname.
I love what I do, I'm extremely passionate about food and take great pleasure in creating something that makes people happy.
However after 15 years the 60+ hour weeks are starting to take it's toll.
I want my life back.
Just after my last post on WF I made the decision to give it a go online. Whatever spare time I had (not a lot) I spent learning about making money online.
I enrolled on a course that advised me to buy some PLR or MRR and resell it on Clickbank ensuring I had an opt-in on my sales page to build my subscriber base.
The list, the list, the money is in the list was their mantra.
Reselling a ready-made package appealed to me because I didn't have a lot of time to create my own products. It was just a simple matter of copy and paste, set-up my payment link and upload.
Mind you this took me several days to get right!
Several months later and I've made 450 dollars in sales from this ebook, and I have a subscriber list of over 500 that I email weekly and I've made about a grand from.
So the money is in the list?
About a month ago I gave in my notice at work.
I worked my last day yesterday.
I've got some work helping a self-employed local chef who caters for high society functions in London and the home counties. I'll only be working a three days a week for him.
I'll make enough money to pay the bills, luckily the mortgage is paid off, and continue to provide for my adorable wife and our four lovely little girls.
I know I'm lucky to be relatively financially secure but I've worked my ass off to attain this. However, I now want to start working smart.
I have plenty of time, and to quote my wife 'no excuses', to build the foundations for my future online empire. Bold statement I now but hey - think big be big and I am the BigGChef!
I'm gonna go down the InfoProduct route - I guess I just love creating things!
Now the introduction is out the way and I hope I haven't bored you I need a bit of help before I spend some my hard earned.
I'm interesting in creating some videos for my next InfoProduct. I hear Camtasia 6 is the way forward. What do you guys think. Should I go for Jing? Camstudio? What do you guys find works best for you?
Also does Camtasia 6 allow me to do screen grabs/captures and let me insert lots of pretty arrows, circles and text?
The weekly IM course I was a student of I cancelled last month because after a while some of the lessons tended to be rewrites of previous lessons so there was no flow to it as such. Also I believed it was geared too much for the make money online niche of IM. I want to break into and dominate niches before I even consider releasing my own InfoProduct in the make money online niche.
Besides how can I realistically be an expert on something I know very little about like some people advocate?
Baffles the hell out of me that one does!
So what course or InfoProduct have you tried and had success with that will teach me how to create an Infoproduct and market it to a hungry niche?
Another thing I struggle with is this backlinks thing.
I understand the importance of PageRank. However, what is and what does anchor text have to do with anything? Do I need to put 'keyword' links on these high PR sites or can I just leave my url as a link. What difference does it make? I'm very, very confused with all this.
Marketing copy is a skill I think is essential for any potential online marketer to have in their arsenal. I plan to build up my own swipe file but I'm particularly interested in how to write ad copy. Can anybody recommend any products to help me.
I don't expect a six-figure education to be handed to me on a plate. I want to work for it. I am a chef and my biggest quality IS my work ethic. All I'm asking for is some guidance and pointers to nudge me in the right direction.
Hopefully in the future I'll be able to answer these kinds of threads in WF with rock-solid information and conviction to guide other people in the right direction.
Thanks for reading.
P.S. I'll be online all day so please feel free to leave a comment or if you feel more comfortable PM me.