I went full-time online way back in the Internet Stone Age of 1996.
My initial path to success was pretty simple.
Share useful but incomplete content along with answering people’s questions in online discussions such as Compuserve (you could say that was an ancient form of social media).
Offer a Lead Magnet to get people to subscribe to my email list.
Offer other people’s products to my list. Today you do this through affiliate marketing.
Eventually I started creating and selling my own low-cost courses.
As wild as it sounds, that’s a pretty basic outline for a beginner to get started today as well.
Choose a social media channel and start sharing value.
Build your list.
Offer affiliate products. Create your own infoproducts.
But I also want to suggest a quicker, easier, and much more profitable way.
I made a BIG mistake those first few years that limited my income.
I only sold cheap products, because I was broke and in debt when I started. So, I imagined everyone else was in the same situation. It wasn’t until several years later when I spoke at an internet conference that I realized people were willing to invest more in solutions that solved their problems.
My income jumped dramatically as soon as I offered higher value products and services.
It was like night and day.
Get started by attracting a few high value clients.
Or at least integrate a higher value offer into the mix pretty quickly.
Refine your systems as you put them to the test with real clients.
Get paid a premium fee for helping them.
This process will help you discover the key motivations that drive your ideal clients.
You’ll get to know them.
You don’t need to record a full course or put all the content together for a membership site before you get started.
You don’t need to write amazing copy for your website to attract those first few clients.
Often you can attract them directly from social media or email.
All you need to know is how to put together your offer and position it in front of the right audience.
You don’t need a big list. Frankly, you don’t need any list at all.
You just need a few online connections…which you likely already have.
And you need a simple system for getting your message shared for free.
When you’re given these missing pieces of the puzzle, you can start earning money faster and scale your business as soon as you’re ready.
Communicating directly with high value clients gives you a better understanding of exactly what they want to buy.
This makes it even easier to attract more clients.
Basically, one step naturally leads to the next…like knocking over the first domino in a series of dominos…because you’ve started out by focusing on your ideal clients.
Experience the “Ultimate Freedom Lifestyle” as you turn your passion into a lucrative, rewarding, and fun online business…while making a bigger impact…and serving clients who love and appreciate you.