There are some or the other who inspires you and few weeks back my sisterr share video of steve job’s. This video is something which i watch almost everyday and i thought to put it here. Hope you all enjoyContinue reading steve jobs stanford commencement speech My Inspiration
Hello my dear reader’s, for those who follow my blog regularly knows that i update my blog frequently and i was not doing this for a while. Actually i was concentrating on many other things like sleeping, reading books, entertaining myself etc that doesn’t mean i don’t have time for the blog, i do have time but my computer is bit screwed up and last week my blog also went offline as i installed some plug in. Some i am trying to rectify the errors and bring my blog back with a bang.
Now that i decided to write back here i am trying to make my blog more social and keeping a close relation with my visitors. I would like to inform to my reader’s that in few days there will be new features, widgets and plug ins will be added to the blog which will
keep us to have close relation.
I thought this might help my reader’s. It is never impossible to start again from scratch in life. The only companion which comes all the way through our life is our own spirit and confidence.
If I had to start over from scratch…
People have asked me this question a LOT over the years I’ve been teaching online business:
If you had to start all over from scratch, what would you do?
Well, I’ve got a really good answer now, and I actually did the whole thing in public over the course of the past several months. After I left StomperNet, I bascially WAS starting over.
And now, after a really successful and gratifying “Video Boss” launch, I think it’s safe to say that I’m “back” in the game. I’ve got paying customers, I’ve got a list, and I’m good to go!
I’m sure you want to know what I did to get from there to here and WHY I did it so I made a short list of things I knew I needed to get started with right away. I’ll share those with you now:
1. Blog – The first site I built once I was on the west coast and settled in was AndyJenkinsBlog.com. I needed a place for people who knew me to find me again. And I needed a place for people to discover me.
Having been on the web since before blogs existed, I have to say it’s my preferred “personality platform” nowadays. I can post my content, get comments, branch off into social sites like twitter, and build my list, right from the same site.
And you DON’T have to get fancy, either. Sure, I’m using a “premium” theme, but it’s hardly personalized at all. It’s about making it WORK not making it PRETTY.
2. List – As I mentioned above, if you want true leverage in an online business, you can’t depend on traffic sources you don’t control directly. They always say “the money is in the list” and dang if “they” aren’t right in this case.
The very 2nd thing I did on my blog was to add a list opt-in and start getting subscribers. I didn’t have my eventual product ideas for Video Boss finished or even fleshed out, but I knew I would need a list when I did, so I started early.
But since my product wasn’t ready, I needed something to engage my visitors and viewers with in the meantime. That’s why I needed:
3. Content – Obviously, a blog is no good without content. So I did a couple of rock-solid freebies that proved VERY popular out there on the web. I posted them to the blog, and I emailed my list to come and get it and share it.
It worked. Bigtime! I’m talking about a list of 10K subscribers built BEFORE I ever got ready to launch Video Boss, built entirely on the strength of the content on the blog.
If you want to see the kind of conent I mean (and if you’re new here) I recommend this Post.
It was important that I demonstrate 2 things to my audience: First, I know what I’m talking about. Second, establish my core values so that people know what I’m all about.
That’s because it builds up reciprocity and responsiveness, which is where the “making money” part comes in.
4. Offers – Now as I pointed out earlier, Video Boss was far from ready all these months ago. I knew I couldn’t just build up an audience based on freebies because without offers being made periodically, people would resent being marketed to later.
Of course, selling stuff and getting paid is a good reason to make offers, too. 🙂
Without anything ready in my own product line, I promoted some rock solid stuff that was in line with the values I’d already estabilished in my free content.
There are things that I know to be important in online business, and I promote products that will help my students reach those ends. I promote the BEST ones I can find.
But there’s an ulterior motive there too. The people with the best products being offered ALSO have high-quality lists filled with customers who care about quality… and are willing to pay a premium.
In other words, the folks who I was an affiliate for were all ideal affiliates for Video Boss when it was ready. So again, you can look at this as a reciprocity “pay it forward” strategy rather than a typical anonymous affiliate relationship.
I got in touch with those partners and STAYED in touch. I even helped with some of their launches, supplying some BOSS-style video. So OF COURSE those guys were going to promote.
They knew “Video Boss” was going to work because they’d worked with me, and I helped them out. They saw what I could do. So once I was ready, I knew THEY would be ready to help ME.
5. Product – If you’ve been paying attention this month, you’ve seen me launch my “Video Boss” coaching program. I’d been developing this in the background the whole time I’d been doing the other stuff.
But you’ll notice I didn’t start with the product first. I began building an audience, and a JV promotional channel, and a list building platform SIMULTANEOUSLY.
The interactions I had with partners and their launches, and with my blog and list subscribers HEAVILY influenced the development of Video Boss. So much so that if I look at it now and compare it to my first notes, you wouldn’t even recognize it.
And this is VERY IMPORTANT because I listened to my market and my affiliates and actually created my course to conform exactly to what people NEEDED, packaged in a way that gave them what they WANTED.
And that worked on the affiliate side too because the product was built to appeal to them as well. Big payouts, solid reputation for quality, happy customers, and they already knew I’d been a good affiliate for them, so they knew they weren’t just going to LOSE subscribers to me.
6. Repeat – That’s really all there is to it. I’m going to take care of this class of Video Boss members, and while I do, I’ll keep posting great content (like this) to the blog and email list.
I’ll keep engaging you in conversation, collecting comments, and thinking about what my next product will be. I’ll keep looking for tools and offers that you can use to grow your business.
I plan to keep helping you, and in exchange a lot of the people I help will support me through checking out my offers. It’s not rocket science, and I deliberately tried to keep it simple her because it IS simple.
Don’t get bogged down in the technical side of things choosing the best blog software or the best list software at first. You can always improve down the line – it’s about getting started and getting some momentum.
Once you have that, keeping that momentum going gets easier and easier. Especially if you’re treating your audience as well as you should. I’ve got a secret formula for that too! 🙂
7. Be a good guy – This one isn’t required, sadly. There are lots and lots of fortunes built on slimeball tactics and leaving others worse off than you found them.
I just can’t operate that way knowingly – there’s WAY too many bad guys out there. Be a good guy. Strive for it. Bend over backwards for your customers. Be good to your partners.
Are you going to make mistakes? YES. Work hard to make them right, because that’s what a good guy does. The harder you work to make things better for everyone around you, the more and more rewards life will send your way.
I don’t mean to get all “wishy-washy” with “The Secret” style stuff on you. But I’ve found the truest of those kinds of sayings is that in order to get what you want out of life, help others get what they want.
Steps 1 though 7 above are how I try to do that every day, and I think I’ve been pretty successful at it so far. Most of the people whose success I admire have done pretty much the same thing, though maybe with different tools.
The underlying skeleton is the same, but there’s enough room in this model for you to put yourself into it completely, and if you do, I have no doubt you’ll succeed.
Do let me know what do you think of something like this and put your thoughts into comments section.
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All my life till date I wonder, how can women is different from any one else. I met lot of women in my life and I haven’t found any one of them similar to each other. But all the men has to excuse me here, men are one and the same in most of the cases they only talk about beautiful girls, sex and other silly stuffs. Women are some who tries to live her life simply in present. They talk more about emotions, feelings, hatred, love and other stuffs. As a boy I never understood any girl who came into my life.
When it comes to extremes I don’t understand my mother and sister too. We are all created by the same supernatural force whom we named GOD but does any one asked their inner soul why not even 1 species of the world is one and the same. There are no answers for some questions and the same way there is no answer for this question “what women want”. What they think, what they speak, what they see, how they react, what fascinates them etc I can go on like this. Everything is like a mystery when it comes to women……WHY?
If any one has got an answer just comment and fill the post, reduce my confusion too.Continue reading Women Is A Mystery Her Self
Last week I went for a bloggers meet. Actually I thought to use public transport and thought to catch a bus; ok……….I went to bus stop and stood there for a while. I asked some one who is near to me one and told him to inform me when the bus arrives. After some time some college students came to the bus stop and they are in their teens. I thought to my self, there were days when I was of their age and waiting for the bus looking at all pretty girls in the bus stop. After waiting there for a while a bus came and some of the boys wanted to catch it when the bus is on its speed, so they ran and caught.
Suddenly my adventurous personality took birth and said to me Satish why don’t you try it now again. My other personality said it was years ago you tried to catch a bus in running, so don’t try. It’s dangerous…….I thought to my self for a while I wanted to do it again badly, but do I have that strength and do I have that same spirit to take risk. Risk of life, when I had done it during my teens there is always 90% of success and 10% of failure. Failure means death or joining hospital in a bad condition, but that risk was thrilling and I have done it hundreds of times. Today also it fascinates me and I want to relive it.
But there is a difference between that Satish and this one. I was in teens and I was able to see pretty well, my vision was not a barrier to do anything during mornings but now while the years passed my vision came down considerably, this is some thing which I have to think off. But your subconscious brain does not allow you to think coolly, if you want to do anything unusual. Then while I was thinking the bus came and left, so I have to catch an auto and go on.
One thing I learned if I take the same risk now there are 50 50 chances of survival. I gave a justification to my self that I was a WINDOWS XP model during my teens and now I am a WINDOWS7 model. XP doesn’t need many resources, but Windows7 need extra RAM in my case which is a good vision to do that adventure again.
Ps…Raghava “what all things can be done virtually cannot be seen visually” SatishContinue reading The two different personalities
Some of my friends read the post saltydroid is too salty and asked me man how can you ask your visitors to go to some blog like it?……..Yes saltydroid use language which is not acceptable by any one. Some call it as bad language but I love the way how she frames the story line and how she engages her readers. If you have not read the saltydroid blog go there and read it.
Ok………..let me answer why I introduced her here first. On 21st of this month I went for a bloggers meet and there was this topic which was on hot discussions…..howcan we write our views without getting into trouble. Even though we are living in the world of freedom, we cannot go on bitch some one and finally we have to save our ass also. But after following saltydroid for a while, I came to a conclusion if we can bit study of our legal policies no one can stop us to write or talk our views. Saltydroid is exposing scams and her way of writings can throw her into troubles, but no one is able to stop her. The only secret might be she is talking the voice of people, not her views all alone.
I am trying to get in touch with saltydroid and will try to get our questions answered. If you have any questions just leave them here in comments section.Continue reading Why did I introduce saltydroid in my blog