These articles appeared in my “Webs Worth Watching” Newsletter as special “From the Trenches” Tips. The philosophy behind these tips is to expose my own experiences (both victories and failures) in operating an online business. My hope is that somewhere buried in these tips, you’ll find at least one thing that will help you reach your goals a little bit faster. Enjoy…
You know the internet is a great place to start your own business, but you have no idea how or where to start. You’ve tried the affiliate programs and the so-called “opportunities” only to be disappointed time and time again.
You want to have your own products, but you don’t have the time or starting capital it requires to roll them out. In short, you’re stuck… You have the desire but you don’t have the vehicle. Oh sure, you’ve read about how some “guru” wrote a best-selling book or came up with some million dollar idea. But what about the average Joe or Jane who can’t write and isn’t bursting with ideas?
What do they do? What do YOU do?!
Well I don’t claim to be a guru, but I can tell you what I did and what worked for me…
When I first got started online, I had almost no spare cash and even less spare time. I knew I wouldn’t be able to sit down and write and entire ebook, and so I decided instead to publish a newsletter. That’s right…my newsletter, “Webs Worth Watching”, was my first product!
If you haven’t considered having a newsletter as your first product, then take a look at this…
• They’re cheap to develop
• They require less time than writing a full ebook and most importantly…
• They allow you to build a base of potential customers *before* you even release or start to develop a single product
So if you’re still looking for a way to get your foot in the online door, don’t take months and months to write an ebook or develop a product – start a newsletter and build a site that can “sell” it!
Not only will this put you on the map, it will also be great practice for when you start rolling out your own million dollar ideas.
And who knows? One day you may be looking at your own online empire and thinking to yourself…”Gosh, and it all started with one simple newsletter.” 🙂
I hope I’ve given you a fresh idea that you can take and apply to your own business. If you have any questions about this week’s “From the Trenches” Tip, please feel free to get in touch with us here