This isn't another post telling you that you should have started building an email subscriber list ages ago.
It's to show you what you could be doing if you had.
Image from Aweber report "Weekly subscribers to list"
My biggest email list isn't in this niche. If you know me, you'll probably realise that it's in the travel niche. I started it too long after I set up the blog (like so many bloggers) didn't add a decent offer to it for six months, and it took me a full year to start to use a pop up on the site. read more »
We think of angel investors as people who have cashed out of their businesses and who swan around distributing funds from their own massive reserves to interesting start ups.
But you don't need money to be an angel investor.
You have a raft of skills which are fantastically useful to most new businesses: read more »
It's the question I am most asked by other bloggers: "I want to create a book, or an E Book, either to sell or give away to subscribers, but I just don't know what to write about. Can you give me some advice?"
The good news is that the clues are already on your blog, and by using those, and doing some research, you should be able to find an answer.
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I launched The Beginner's Guide to Blogging in September of last year, and since then 376 people have bought the product. Not a huge number, but a solid enough result.
It's available as a full 250 page E Book (the most popular choice by far) or as a series of 60 lessons delivered to your inbox via email at the rate of one per day.
It's exactly what the title suggests - a step by step guide to setting up a blog with the aim of earning an income from it. It covers: read more »
Michael Dunlop was one of our subjects for the Beyond Blogging Book. We charted his success as a young entrepreneur, based in UK, and about some of the great stuff he was doing.
His latest product is a Wordpress Plug-in, and it's achieving some amazing results.
Do you remember when I told you that lightboxes are an amazing way to increase your email subscriber sign ups?
When most people start a blog with the aim of earning some money from it, their thoughts generally turn to selling advertising. In time, they will realise that selling space on a blog is only one strategy for monetisation, and they'll begin to explore other areas.
But for now, let's consider advertising sales. How do you get people to want to place an advertisement on your blog, and more importantly pay for it? read more »
It's a question I hear and see all the time. In forums, in emails, face to face. And it's usually accompanied by something like "My niche doesn't really lend itself to monetization."
Well, sorry, but any niche can be monetized, and most in a variety of ways.
Let's talk about them:
Indirect Advertising read more »
We often bandy around phrases like "You are your the CEO of your business" and "It's important to start to think strategically about your business."
But what does it actually mean to be a CEO? What is strategic thinking all about?
In simple terms, being a CEO is about delivering the best return on investment whilst making the best use of the assets available. read more »
You probably already know that Nathan started his online business while on deployment in Afghanistan - it's one of many things I admire about him.
Bootstrapping is one of those American phrases you hear all the time online. Wikipedia describes it as "A self sustaining process that proceeds without external help." In other words, and relating it to a business start up, it means doing it yourself and not investing lots of money to do so. It's how 95% of bloggers start their businesses. read more »
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