First of all, let me say this in the simplest way possible...
Making money online is NOT easy, especially when you are starting out.
If you want to make $1000, $10000, or even $1000000 a month, you have to understand that starting a successful online business requires patience, effort, and persistence. You will be required to carry out a continuous process of trial and error. Which should be done through data analysis and feedback loop. All with the purpose of adjusting and refining your products and services until your customers are satisfied.
So how do I do it?
I'm going to suggest a path that I took. You don't have to take the same path, but I really believe this is very achievable as the concept behind this is to work hard now and reap the benefits later. Better than that, anyone can start off, as soon as TODAY!
I like to follow the lean method.
According to lean.org:
|the core idea is to maximize customer value while minimizing waste. Simply, lean means creating more value for customers with fewer resources.|
As Seth Godin said:
|"You don't find customers for your products. You find products for your customers.".|
Come to think of this phrase, it makes perfect sense. This is because our job as the marketers is to do the market research and see what are the demands of the consumers, which will then enable us to provide solutions for them. So in other words, this is a phase of your market research.
DO NOT skip this step. Imagine spending months creating a product only to find out that no one wants to buy it. Sucks.
So how did I build my MVA? The answer is... I built an email list... and I am still building it!
Essentially, all you have to do is offer something valuable (like ebooks, reports, videos, etc...) for free, in exchange for the visitor's email. Hence, getting you subscribers.
This, in my opinion, is the essential part of your marketing journey. Building my email list has helped me in:
- Creating a unique relationship with most of my subscribers
- Knowing of their struggles and pains
- My interaction with them guided me to create and sell the next profitable product.
Set up your list building business
All you need is a webpage and an email marketing tool that will allow you to create beautiful high converting squeeze pages. A squeeze page is a landing page that is meant to squeeze information out of the visitor such as name, email, etc, converting them into subscribers.
Here's an example of a squeeze page:
It usually consists of:
- An Appealing Headline.
- A Captivating Offer.
- Really Good Picture
- An Awesome Call-to-action button.
That's all I have to say in this short post for now. I really hope that you found value in this. If you like to read more about landing pages and conversion rates, I'd suggest you check out this post I made here: How I was able to get a conversion rate of almost 60%+
P.S. What are your thoughts on this post?