Posts tagged webinars
One of the biggest problems that writers face is having to sell their book after they’ve written it.
In fact, selling your book afterward is probably one of the worst things you can try to do.
What? Am I crazy … what in heaven’s name am I trying to spout here. After all, the whole point of writing is to be read and without selling your book you won’t be read!
No I’m not crazy. In fact, you do need to sell your book. But you need to start the process before you even begin to write. In fact the first thing you should be doing is to identify who is going to read your book and why.
Once you’ve written your book (and incorporated your reader’s hot buttons), edited and refomatted your book it’s time to actually get out there and sell it.
Selling on the internet is actually pretty simple in theory. You drive traffic, give them something in return for their email, use emails to build a relationship and then along the way sell your book (or other product including audio, video, CD, DVD, webinars etc.).
In practice, however, building that initial list is a lot more difficult than it seems.
Now I’m the last person to claim that I’m an expert marketer. And while I can speak to it and teach people about it — I think you can do much better than myself (even if you can at least trust what I have to say). Unfortunately, to build my own business I’m sort of forced to become an expert marketer.
So how did I become an expert (internet) marketer?
Well, I started out by taking a number of courses. But eventually I reached a point where I realized I needed a coach. Someone who could help me get ahead using this distribution channel. After a fair amount of research I settled on a chap by the name of Sean Mize. Sean came with three key ingredients … he actually was able to build a business on the internet from scratch (most started from web design companies), he produced his own training materials (most outsource both coaching and course development) and he told the truth (press a button and get tons of traffic isn’t his style). And to boot he was the number 1 author on EzineArticles.com.
So why am I telling you all this?
I’ve arranged with Sean to make his courses on internet marketing available to you my loyal subscriber. The first of these is his List Building MP3 Series. This is a 10 MP3 training course that will turn you into a list building machine. Plus there are bonuses!
If this sounds like something you might need check it out here!
There’s a “new” SEO traffic technique out there that involves making comments to blogs for the sole purpose of getting backlinks (i.e. Google will raise your page rank based on the number of links to your site).
Now, I don’t mind the occasional link or two from my site — especially if it is a related to information product (aka learning content product) creation such as eBooks and Webinars and Seminars and Podcasts and Videos etc. etc. etc.. Even more so if you are in the marketing side — which I’m trying to stay out of. Hell, I’ll even promote my competition — content creation, SEO and web design.
Unfortunately, lately the level of spamming has gotten out of control …
The final straw came when a spammer decided to write negative comments and question my knowledge of writing. At my age and with my experience I bloody well better know what I’m talking about! And if information seems to come out of thin air, trust me every cc of that air has been earned.
So … I still welcome comments … I love comments … and I promise any comments you leave are read (even if I don’t reply). Any suggestions for articles or courses will be considered (and keep looking at the blog ’cause they’ll probably end up as an article at least!)
However, I’m forced to:
- remove all URLs from your name (so no more free ride)
- remove all URLs from posts (unless they are relevant and earned)!
- require registration of people commenting.
Sorry, but a few bad eggs ruin it for everyone.
I’m still focused on the course which I’m hoping to do in one mass next week. So blog articles will return … hopefully in two weeks!
The first of the webinars is done. I’d like to say without a hitch but …
At least everyone who attended enjoyed the seminar.
Next seminar is the first of the home study course itself …
Developing your niche strategy …
When … don’t know yet … next week sometime….
- Minimum 24 hours notice of the webinar
- Minimum 2 hours advance chance to register
- Some special bonuses that I’m still tossing around.