Newbie's - Do you have A plan? - The "Ultimate Master Plan"

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Hi there,

No too long ago I was a regular lurker here in the warrior forum (I have 2 folders filled with bookmarked threads) I was just like every other budding marketer out there.. Lost and confused and in desperate need of clarity and direction.

I came across a thread related to "information overload" and the OP said that we need to write down our goals on paper.(A step-by-step mind map which you need to follow in order to achieve success)

So I grabbed a notepad and started writing down my "Master Plan". On my first attempt I was able to come up with six steps. But writing it down gave me a whole new perspective, I noticed that I had left out so many things that were crucial for me to make it into a workable plan.

So I wrote another one... And, another one (Every time I looked at my "master plan" There were always a few loopholes here and there) It was on my fourth attempt that I finally Came up with a 9-step plan and I refer to as my "Ultimate Master Plan"

I had lost my notepad a few months ago and found it today while looking for my old notes to help out a friend who is just starting out. This is the first time I am sharing my "Ultimate master plan" in public :p

(Note: This is my personal action plan that I crafted for myself, You can use this as an outline to make your own step-by-step mindmap)

Ok, here we go!

Step #1 - Pick a niche - Find a market that you can cater to and do extensive research on it

Step #2 - keyword research - Find profitable keywords with good buyer intent. Also, pick a product to promote and register a EMD domain name.

Step #3 - Set up my list Building Campaign
1) Buy/write a high-quality E-book/report to use as opt-in incentive.
2) Write the copy for my squeeze page.
3) Write the follow-up emails.

Step #4 - Write your articles/reviews/ PR - Write twenty or more high quality articles (1000 words minimum)

Step #5 - Build my site - Get hosting.. Get the site up and get everything sorted out. start adding content and getting it indexed. Make facebook & twitter Id's

Step #6 - Article marketing - Post my indexed articles on EZA, Goarticles & articlebase. Also, Search google for publishers and send out emails.

Step #7 - S.E.O - Order the usual fiverr gigs. Convert all indexed articles into Pdf's and power point style videos and distribute them on document and video sharing sites.

Step #8 - PPC - Use profits from sales to drive even more traffic to my squeeze page.

Step #9 - Outsource - Get fresh content, seo and Everything else outsourced and move on to the next project.

I have written everything word-to-word, Just as it was written on my notepad. This is the core blueprint I follow for every new project that I start.

Following my "Ultimate Master Plan" has helped me get the ball rolling and make my first few affiliate sales. It also helps me stay focused and keeps me from going off-track.

You can follow the blueprint that I have shared above and create your own step-by-step plan of action. Just try it once, You will surely look at your business model with a whole new perspective.

Cheers,
simplewriting
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  • Profile picture of the author D37
    That is awesome! Keep up the great work and thank you for the master plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leila Atherton
    Hi simplewriting,
    I think there is definitely something to be said for physically writing something down. It's so easy to create lists, mind-maps and spreadsheet files on a computer, and even print them out, but the written word has more of a solidity about it. I will try that out, using your blueprint as a template.
    Thanks,
    Leila.
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    • Profile picture of the author rusty1027
      Originally Posted by Leila Atherton View Post

      I think there is definitely something to be said for physically writing something down. It's so easy to create lists, mind-maps and spreadsheet files on a computer, and even print them out, but the written word has more of a solidity about it.
      I have also found this to be true. I can never remember where I saved those digital files, but I can always find my notebook. I also recommend that you treat yourself to a really nice notebook - it makes a difference. Grab one of those moleskin notebooks from Barnes and Noble or really go all out and visit the Levenger website. You'd be surprised what a difference it makes.
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  • Profile picture of the author mlord10
    This is a very solid plan for newbies...I would add that once you get more familiar with things, you need to start split-testing to see how you can make your squeeze page convert better, increase conversion rates on your affiliate offers, etc.

    Sometimes, it can be the smallest tweaks that you make to a campaign that can create the biggest results.
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  • Profile picture of the author bwh1
    Hey simple.....

    Good post and correct, the most complex things become logical when you write it down and LOOK at it.

    I just would like to add to your plan that the way you get at it is IMO for someone who wishes to have his own product.

    When you go after Affiliate commissions, my Step #1 would always be to find a Bestselling product first to cut the time to work in a slow and low value market.

    - Lot's of sales around
    - Good product value for great commissions
    - Recurring offers around for long terms income
    - People are HOT or DESPERATE about it
    - People talk about it in Forums

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    • Profile picture of the author simplewriting
      Originally Posted by bwh1 View Post

      Hey simple.....
      When you go after Affiliate commissions, my Step #1 would always be to find a Bestselling product first to cut the time to work in a slow and low value market.

      - Lot's of sales around
      - Good product value for great commissions
      - Recurring offers around for long terms income
      - People are HOT or DESPERATE about it
      - People talk about it in Forums

      G.
      I basically do this when I'm doing niche research. I have a list of resources that I use to find market's worth targeting.
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  • Profile picture of the author rontheitguy
    Good reminder that a plan is necessary! I know there have been countless times that I've overlooked things because I'm just making it up as I go along...and then comes the shaking of the head as I wonder what went wrong!
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  • Profile picture of the author Oliver Williams
    And remember to stick to your plan and don't get side tracked.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Davis
    Thank you for sharing - I'm sure there are many readers who will benefit from your plan.

    I'll add two things:

    1. Metrics -- very important to continually measure your progress, both dollar/production wise as well as your intangibles and timeline-based benchmarks.

    2. FOCUS -- the #1 area where Newbies struggle. It's easy to find yourself all over the map when you start out. A written plan helps keep you on track and should be referred to often (I like to think of my own written blueprint as bumper guards in the bowling alley of life -- it keeps me on track and helps me avoid gutter balls!)

    Keep up the great work!
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  • Profile picture of the author maskmirror
    Thanks...this has definitely been very helpful. Being a newbie myself I can easily relate to how easy it is to get lost in this line of work. I find if I have even one day without a set goal, there is no way to assess this day's use...and usually that's because those days are useless.
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