Q: I’m so overwhelmed with information I have analysis paralysis. Everyone has his/her opinion on how to start. Straight up–what’s my FIRST step to making money? Articles? Blogging? Teleseminars?
A: I’m going to give you four steps to break out of your “paralysis of analysis” and get you moving.
Step 1 – Pick a specific niche – 70% of the strategy sessions I do with my prospects and listeners invovle people who are struggling to clearly define their niche. Many times beginning marketers are interested in many things and trying to do them all at once.
This is a clear path to frustration and failure.
Pick one specific niche that you are interested in, has a potential audience, and that you will commit to for 90 days.
Step 2 – Get yourself a blog – The fastest way to create a web presence right now is to create a WordPress Blog, This will be the hub of your system. You can do anything on a blog that you can do on a website because a blog is a website. I recommend you have an opt-in box in the upper right hand corner of your blog, so your visitors can opt-in for more information from you, and so you can build your list.
Step 3 – Drive traffic with multiple articles – The quickest, cheapest and most powerful way to drive traffic to your new blog is to write multiple articles about topics in your niche. At the end of the article invite the reader back to your blog for more information from you. Multiple articles identify you as the expert and thought leader in your niche, and quickly raise the know, like and trust factor.
And when I say multiple articles, I do mean multiple – remember “an article a day keeps recession away.”
Step 4 – Follow up with teleseminars – Teleseminars are a great way to continue and deepen the know, like and trust factor that you began in your articles. Prospects have read your article and began to see how you approach and solve problems. On a teleseminar they are hearing your voice and experiencing your personality.
Following up with teleseminars is a great way to convince your prospect that they have chosen the right person to learn from and to invest in continuing education with you.
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From Jeff Herring – The Article Marketing Guy and The Great Article Marketing Network