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You might hear alot of people talking about how to get started making money online. Alot of talk about taking action and picking a path and MOVING! Heck, I talk about that stuff too. You hear it alot because it’s a really important first step. But you know what is just as important as the first step?
The second step.
If you don’t believe me, just ask any baby that took its first step and then hit the floor hard trying to take that second one.
Smiles to tears right? Happens. Natural part of life. That’s okay…let’s get back up, dust it off, and go again.
Well, I want to talk to you about that second step.
In business and planning your online ventures, that second step equals creating a strategy for success. A plan that you follow to move yourself forward. It is absolutely critical to have this in place before you even begin.
Will it be perfect. Not hardly. You’re going to adjust it as you go and see what is working. However, the key here is “see what is working.” When you have a strategy in place, it is much easier to see what is working and what is not working. You have the whole plan laid out in front of you and you know what is not doing its job.
Okay, so I propose to you a 3 pronged approach.
Once you pick a niche and a method. You need 3 specific strategies in place.
A strategy for content – You need to know what you’re going to be publishing content about regularly. You need to know how often you will be putting it out, and you need to know where you are going to be publishing this content.
So simple with content you need to know:
A strategy for traffic – You need to know how you are going to get people to see your content. This could be publishing some or all of your content on places like youtube or facebook. This could be publishing regularly in 5 or 6 dedicated forums. This could be paid facebook advertising.
Whatever strategy you pick that sounds like it makes sense to you…You need it planned before you start. That way when you start and you see your not getting enough traffic to your content you will know what aspect of your strategy is failing. And knowing where you are failing will help you fix it much quicker.
You need a strategy for monetization – Before you ever buy a domain, or start making youtube videos, or dedicating the better portion of your adult life to a facebook group…you better know how the money is flowing…or at least how it’s supposed to be flowing.
This could be affiliate marketing. This could be your own products. It could be ad revenue or maybe even a combination of all 3. Whatever you choose, make sure it makes sense to you, you understand how it works, and make sure you have it written down and strategized before you ever get started.
So in summary we have a 3 pronged strategy for making money online. You want to know the following:
Content Strategy: What, How often, and where?
Traffic Strategy: Free or paid, and source or sources?
Monetization Strategy: How are you getting paid?
Alright…now then..go make some money!
I’m Kam, some people call me zerofatz, and that’s all I got. I’ll see you in the next one!