Great to see that you are an action taker…
No matter what you want to do with your blog you need to do these steps first as you get your journey started. So many of us in the past have missed these crucial items in the process. Check out my Basics of Blogging Page after you have finished reading this page.
Even though it is not the end of the world I mean I am still here with my site right it’s just a whole lot better if you do these things as you’re starting out.
What I am going to share with you today is “no fluff” steps that every blogger, product developer, affiliate marketer or even a network marketer needs to do as they start.
- Build an email list
- Create an autoresponder email series
- Build your marketing funnel
- Know and understand how WordPress Works
I didn’t put this down because it should be obvious and that is create value based content. It is nice to interject your opinion into things but do your homework and get some facts about what you are talking about in your posts.
The Internet is not always the best place for truth which is why I like to read books and watch videos from creditable people.
So, let me share with you some affiliate links of mine that go along with the four steps above. I mean the chances are you will be buying some things so why not get them from me since I am introducing this info to you. Right?
The first thing, again which is not on the list is this stuff may scare the H_ll out of you…
If so, then get this it’s free…
Decide that you will build an email list.
I use a plugin called Mailit for an autoresponder because it is good and if you decide to join by using my affiliate link I will help you with some free stuff to help you build your list. Just send me your receipt for signing up for aweber through my link and I’ll help you out.
You can use one of awebers forms or you could use a squeeze page in your marketing funnel to collect the name and email. I use a WordPress plugin to do that very thing so if you grab it from my link (coming soon) I can hook you up with some free stuff that will help you build your list.
Understanding WordPress is really important for a number of reasons. I have a series of videos that pertain to WordPress but I have not put them up online yet.
But know and understand this, they are coming and will be ready for you soon.
The last thing I want to mention is content. If you’re going to blog write about things that your audience wants that way you will keep them engaged. Your audience is your email list so that is why it is important to get that started first then do the rest. Learn more about this on my post about Easy List Building Strategy for Newbie Marketers.
I missed this step of the process and finally realized how important it was and decided I better do this which is the main reason I am sharing this on this page with you.