I’ve been working on my on-line business from home now for 6 months and I love it. I love the freedom, challenge and the whole on-line information business.
I love coaching, helping, advising and creating information products best.
Perhaps it’s the ‘Management’ side of me coming out. Before starting my on-line business I was a Manager for 30 years managing big teams in big corporate companies.
Before that I was a petrol pump attendant. Remember the days when someone used to put your petrol in for you, check your oil levels and wash your windscreen. That was me!
Nowadays sharing my knowledge, doing interviews, producing videos, coaching and creating products is what I love to do and the beauty of the on-line, especially blogging business, is anyone can start with very little outlay.
To start blogging all you need is a domain name and hosting from some supplier like HostGator which costs $4.95 a month. That’s it. You can start blogging!
After a while you may wish to invest in a premium theme but that can be a few months down the line.
HINT: Enter my contest and win a premium theme, click here: Free Thesis Theme (and other prizes) contest
Then you want to start thinking about creating your own information product. It’s quite easy to create.
You could write a 50 page report, interview an expert in your niche, or create a few videos. That may take a few days from start to finish but once it’s complete, that’s it.
You could get some fellow bloggers promoting it as affiliates and guess what?
You now have a product that you have created and you’ll get paid for it for the rest of your life.
I am making all this sound easy, aren’t I?
Well it is and it isn’t.
Parts of the process are much easier than others.
Getting a domain and hosting and setting up a blog is fairly easy. My free multi-media guide will show you every step of the way. It includes loads of screen images and videos. And numerous individuals who have never been on-line have done exactly what the report sets out to do: Build your own blog in 45 minutes.
Just fill in your name and email address here:
Now where was I?
Oh yes, creating your first product can also be easy. Spend a few days finding out what people want in your niche and fill the gap. You can do that in a few days.
But it’s the income side that can be hard.
Selling your product is not as easy as some of the gurus and sales letters tell you.
You may have created the product once, but marketing the product never stops.
You can put a banner or text link, write a few reviews, and share some of your product for free – all on your own blog.
Depending upon how much traffic you get on your blog will determine how many times you sell your product.
Want a rough estimate of sales per visitor?
One sale per 1000 new visitors.
So if you are getting 100 new visitors a day to your blog, you’ll make a sale of your product every 10 days. I am assuming your first product will be in the low cost range of $5 – $50. So $50 every 10 days isn’t going to pay all the bills, is it?
You have to find others – affiliates – to sell for you. You have to create all the extra materials like flash banners and emails and that takes time and investment.
I’m not trying to put you off. As I said at the very beginning, I love this on-line business but it does take commitment. It does take persistence. It does take patience.
I suppose what I am saying is don’t be deceived by some of those sales letters and gurus out there.
The information business is an incredible business, but creating your product is only the beginning. Most of the hard work is creating the systems necessary to have the product selling for you every single day.
What’s your view on selling your products? Share your best product selling tips in the comments below.