I’ve adopted a new simple system about 2 years ago to help me create amazing ideas that I’m passionate to execute on.
I just ask myself this question:
“Anik, what do YOU currently need that you can’t find? What product or service would you instantly become a customer of?”
I know. It sounds so simple and common-sense, but you would be surprised how many of us never think of this!
In the last couple of years my take towards business has 100% changed. It’s no longer ‘good enough’ to create businesses or generate revenue just for the sake of ‘money.’ I’ve discovered that those businesses never last. You end up always having to re-create and re-invent to keep the revenue going.
That gets exhausting.
Rather, if you take extra time building something of deep value (that even YOU yourself would be proud to be a customer of) – well, now you’re building something that will last a long time and may even change the world.
Seriously. Everyday we face challenges and hardships and we think ‘man, if only there was…‘
Start paying special attention to those thoughts. I’m not saying that all of them are Entrepreneurial genius – but you only need one!
This system has proven to be radical for me.
1.5 years ago – I created an amazing new company that is growing almost 100% every 6 months.
10 months ago – I created a new product that has become an incredible brand (seems it will last for years to come now). Just as a product alone, it’s become an enormous revenue and lead generator – it completely re-energized and sparked one of my existing companies.
6 months ago – I created an amazing Application that is still in Alpha testing but has done north of six figures in sales and my business partner and I have not even released it yet!
1 month ago – I closed on a HUGE business relationship that has been a dream of mine for 10+ years.
1 week ago (yes, even while on my honeymoon) – I fully designed and completed a business model for a brand new company in 2015. It’s an idea I got because I personally am dying for such a service. Every piece of the business is already falling in place.
Thanks to the new approach, I’m attracting the perfect team members. The perfect business partners. But, most of all – a true sense of fulfillment knowing that every day my businesses are touching and changing lives.
So…there you have it. You are full of amazing world-changing ideas – just take a deeper look into your own life and WA-LA!
One thing I’ve seen very concretely in my life is how much faster I progress when I’ve relied on my own creativity and ideas. When I’ve had FAITH in my ideas and especially when I’ve been ready to take a risk and be OK with the idea of failing…
The level at which I progress literally eclipses the opposite situation…
See… We have a habit of having an idea and then asking everyone around us what they think. It’s natural. We like to feel supported. We like to feel accepted.
The reality is that we are just scared and by getting someone else (anyone – even if they are not qualified) to agree with us, it brings us a sense of confidence (even if this is completely wrong).
But…this is a very risky place to be. Most ideas we have will never be supported or even understood by those around us. Most importantly, I can bet that 95% of those we seek opinions from are not even properly qualified to give it!
So we risk being led wrongly.
The first few years of my career – I remember being a rogue! I didn’t care what others thought – I was going to do what I wanted. If I failed, so what? On to the next… 🙂
Then…I started seeing some bad days. I had some back to back failures and suddenly my fear grew and I always wanted the advice and opinion of others to confirm my thoughts. Well, if you ask 10 people, you’ll rarely getting any concrete conclusion. Quickly this led to a major demise in my life. My greatest talent as an Entrepreneur was left paralyzed.
No ideas would progress. Nothing new was happening. Nothing was being created!
Then – again about 2 years ago, I took a more rogue approach. I began to believe in myself. I began to do what I wanted. I lost the fear of failure.
Today… Well… I feel blessed that I learned such a major lesson so early in my life.
So, what’s my point? Trust yourself. Trust your gut. Who cares what others think? Who cares if you fail?
So last week I spoke all about the value of PAID traffic and we learned all about FACEBOOK. However, I DO understand the reality that many are just too scared to start with paid traffic right away.
This post (and diagram) is for you.
Just always remember, if you’re going to do nothing but FREE traffic, things take a BIT longer to start-up. That’s fair, right? You can’t get Free Traffic from Google, Facebook or Yahoo just OVER-night!
Here’s The Important Elements When
Launching Your Business Using This Model:
#1. You set-up a 5-10 page small website – mostly focused around an OPT-IN page. #2. You need a strong auto-responder series (promoting YOUR product or AFFILIATE products). #3. You need traffic.
All in all – here’s the diagram to use for the SMALL SITE Business Model:
#1 – Small Site – 5 to 10 Page Website
It’s still possible to create a website that is very small, quick and based off of a template. You then focus the ENTIRE website around your OPT-IN Page. Your #1 goal in this business model is to just get someone to subscribe to your auto responder.
On July 9th at 9 PM ET, we’re going to give away this Template and show you existing websites using it! You’ll have the exact model!
Just know that these sites are short, to the point and do not use any crazy “content management system.”
#2 – Autoresponder Series
Many people are so afraid of WRITING. Most students are held back online because of mostly two fears:
#1 – Writing
#2 – Technology.
Technically, to have a great auto responder series, you DO need to write, however, you really can just use a template approach. You don’t have to be the next Stephen King to make a lot of money with Autoresponders.
Here are some basics to make a note of:
1 – I like to have at least 15 days worth of messages before I start.
2 – Don’t be afraid to PROMOTE. I’m pretty aggressive in my auto responders.
3 – Use story. I like to use a lot of story in my messages.
4 – Email daily. (I don’t care what the “gurus” say – mailing daily works).
#3 – Free Traffic
I genuinely believe that if you can INVEST in traffic (even if it means starting with $50 – you’re going to build your business much faster). However, YES, of course, it IS possible to start for Free as well.
If you’re going to do Free traffic – you want to be very very smart about it.
You want to play the NUMBERS game and lay out as many “webs” as you can. The 3 main areas to focus on are:
#1 – Google (Search Engine Optimization) #2 – Facebook (Setting Up Facebook Pages & Getting Followers) #3 – YouTube (Ranking Your Video Well Within YouTube)
Each of these can (especially over time) build some great Free and HIGH QUALITY traffic to your site. However, when all 3 are done together, you can even see traffic pretty fast.
I did the above in 7 days with ONE BLOG post…WHO says blogging is a waste of time?
Lately, I’ve started blogging more actively. Not only is it getting me FREE subscribers, but using the right strategies it’s making me MONEY! I tracked the results of just ONE blog post – check it out!
So, what exactly am I doing?
I’m Using Seach Engine Optimization When I Blog! Here’s 5 Crucial Tips…
1. Make sure your keyword is in the META Title, Description and H1 Tag.
When you write the post, these are easy fields that ALL blog platforms have. Make sure the keyword is there!
2. Make sure your Keyword is in the POST TITLE – AS FAR TO THE FRONT AS POSSIBLE.
Technically, I should have titled this post: Blogging SEO Tips – XXXX
But, this is the only blog where I focus more on YOU (the user) and not so much on SEO (because I promote this blog mostly to my Email list).
3. Add an Image To Your Post with Your Keyword In It
Just like I did with this image next to me! Basically take an image and NAME it with the keyword – then upload the image to your blog post!
Believe it or not, this can really help!
4. Write NATURALLY – Do NOT Squeeze Keywords Into Your Post
3+ years ago you would be told to include the keyword at least 3-5% of the text. That means that if you had 100 words in your post, your keyword would show up 3-5 times.
But DO NOT do this now. Google is looking for it and you get into trouble! Just focus on writing naturally and make sure the keyword IS showing up here and there…
5. Link Internally Between Your Posts
Let me copy and paste advice that was sent to my from my SEO expert friend, Jeff Lenney:
“Link internally whenever possible. Think of any wikipedia page – they pass their own authority all over the site and link internally as often as possible. When you CAN, try to add 2-3 INTERNAL links in each post. Make sure each link opens in a NEW tab – this will help lower your bounce rate as well – and keep people on the original page longer once they’re done with the link they click through to.”
There you have it!
I also want to thank my #1 coach and SEO expert guru – Jeff Lenney. He’s the one that got me to start paying more attention to my blogs!