However if you are doing all the "required" work for Internet Marketing and not making any sales or getting any growth, you might be a wantrepreneur.
Sounds harsh, I know, no one likes being called that. Essentially what it means is that you want to build a business and basically just hope it all comes together.
It's time to change hope into proof.
...with a little technique known as "Minimum Viable Product" or validation, for short.
Instead of writing the ebook or building the product, setting up the auto-responder and tweaking the sales funnel, you should act like it's all magically been done for you.
The truth is no one is excited to sign up for your product, pay for your product or download it. Those are all actions that take place online anyways. No one is thinking, I love logging into Facebook or writing this status was so easy.
What I mean is: don't build a system to support something no one said they wanted.
That is why you need to validate your ideas without no money and no complicated sales funnel. Just present the idea to the right audience; they will tell you and show they give a shit about your product.
Here is a quick way to test if your ebook / product is worth building for your customers.
Create one page website as simple as you can that describes the biggest benefit / pain point your book or product will solve.
Provide ONE button that says "download" or "buy now" depending on whatever you need but you will take them to a "coming soon" page.
The best way to do this is collect an email or stick a Facebook Retargetting pixel on that coming soon page. So that if you collect enough leads or get enough people to the coming soon page you have a validated audience to advertise too.
Okay.. that way takes some work and you don't want to actually say Coming Soon on the "coming soon" page. What you want to say is...
"Uh oh.. you caught us before we're ready"
"We're still working on this killer ebook, sign up for first chapter and give us your feedback"
The best part... if it fails and you send 100 people to the site and only 2 people click the button than, it's not a big loss.
If you don't want to take this approach you can simply do the same on Craigslist or another free posting website.
Remember to act like it is already done. You post an ad saying how beneficial your book or product is and say drop me a line and I can show you more.
If you get a lot of replies from your ad - it's time to start building.
If not.. move on! Keep validating your ideas as if it was all magically done already.
Check out some videos that gave me inspiration to write this post:
If you have more ways to validate ideas quickly let me know!