Creating your own information product can be scary, but having one is rewarding and great for many reasons! One of the best parts of having your own info product is that it’s great for passive income. You can also use affiliates to reach a much wider market and gain more sales. Once created, it continues to bring in money even when you’re sleeping! It also gives you credibility and helps position you as an expert in your niche. Who wouldn’t want all of that?
Many online marketers flock to monetizing their blog when they want to make money. That route can definitely work, but sometimes it can take a while. Whereas creating an info product can be done in as little as a day.
Have you been wondering how to create your own info product that magnetizes those dollars? This post is intended to show you how, step-by-step, beginning to end.
A recent survey of bloggers revealed nearly 80% of them want to turn their blog into a full-time business that pays all the bills. That’s a pretty amazing figure. Nearly all of the remaining 20% said they were already making a full-time income from their blog
What made the difference? Why this huge gap between those who wish for something and those living the reality of their wishes? Is there something different the minority group is doing? Whatever that is, a lot must have gone into solid strategic planning which was faithfully adhered to and smartly implemented.
So today’s post will help teach you how to create a Blog Business plan that can turn that side hobby (and hustle) into your full-time business that pays all the bills and more.
Nearly all successful mega businesses today use business plans, which experts agreed factored into their success. (A business plan is also a requirement if you plan to approach a bank or other investor for a business loan)
If you’re in an online business, one recurring message you must have heard is that the best way to grow your email list is by offering content upgrades to your audience. There’s no substitute for exchanging value for email addresses using content upgrades. This is more true if you’re a new kid on the block.
What is A Content Upgrade?
Simply put, a content upgrade is that packaged information people get after submitting their email before downloading. They are usually quite helpful and provide additional, or provide a shortcut or easier way of using specific material.
Why is A Content Upgrade Necessary?
A content upgrade tells your audience “I care about you. That’s why I took special care to prepare this checklist, ebook, etc. It makes it easier to refer to the information you’re looking for.” It is one email building method that works ALL the time because everyone loves free things that have value. It can also simply help make the material or the use of it much easier.
Benefits of An Email List Built Through Content Upgrades
An email list obtained through content upgrades provides essential information about your audience that helps you segment your campaigns. You can better focus on sending them more of that related content or offer related products and services by noting the information in which your audience is most interested. It puts some human touch on your automated email campaigns, while helping you avoid some people unsubscribing from the list because they keep receiving irrelevant information.
I can hear you say, “Great, so, let’s get started already!” But the next thought dampens your spirits, and that’s how do I come up with interesting content ideas regularly? There’s no denying the fact that coming up with valuable content upgrades is not an easy feat.
I’ve got great news! Here are 12 awesome ideas you can use to grow your list every day. Check them out. (And be sure to check out our four-page Content Upgrade with all kinds of resources for all 12 of these ideas!)
Trying to monetize your blog through ads, affiliate links or sponsored posts will take a long while to make serious money. Is there a faster option? This post is going to show you how to become an entrepreneur using your blog. Transitioning from a blog owner to a business owner can initially seem impossible, but I’m here to help make your transition smooth.
So let’s get started with 10 ways to help make you a business owner!
1. Consulting Packages or One-On-One Coaching For Business Owners
Offering packaged services is a surefire way to transition from blog owner to entrepreneur. If new to that idea, perhaps begin offering your skills and knowledge through packaged services before moving to scalable courses, bigger products, group coaching and ebooks. Experiencess gained from one-on-one coaching help make better products.
Narrowing the package helps achieve maximum results. Pick that special thing you’re great at and that you’d like to teach to others. Going all over the place will leave your clients frustrated. Plan your packages so your clients see measurable results gained from your package. Let there be a plan with tasks that leads to results.
Offering an “ask me anything for one hour” isn’t usually as effective as “follow this plan to move from blog to entrepreneur in one day.” The second is more impressive. It doesn’t matter if a client simply spends that one hour asking you questions because they will still leave satisfied.
Is your blog a hobby not earning its keep? Would you rather your blog make you serious money?
Recently I met someone who runs a nice blog with lots of awesome information, but she was only doing it for fun, you know, the usual blogging as a hobby. We eventually scheduled time where I showed her how to treat her blog like a business so she could make cool money from blogging.
If you’ve been thinking about this as well, and you mean serious business about blogging as a business, pay rapt attention to the following points that will enlighten you on how to treat your blog like a business. If you find yourself wanting blog and you have no idea where to start, you might want to try something like Inlinehostblogger’s guide on HostGator vs Siteground or other resources that might be helpful.
1. Make Your Blog Unique By Blogging In A Niche
That this is the first point is no coincidence! If visitors to your blog cannot easily discern your blogging focus or the particular value you intend giving them, chances are high it will be difficult selling anything to them.