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.