The first info-product I ever created was a book. A lengthy, 300+ page travel guide.
At the time, I was part of a writing group in Boston which was full of fiction authors. It was the only in-person community I knew of back then where I could find free support. I looked to them for publishing advice, but I didn’t realize that it might not be the best thing for me, a non-fiction author.
They shared with me all the different places they published their books as ebooks online: Amazon, Smashwords, Wattpad and so many others.
I followed their lead and published my book — and subsequent works — there. …
After choosing a niche, new infopreneurs often have difficulty narrowing down their business’ overall message and deciding which topics they want to specialize in teaching to their audience.
A simple exercise I often teach my audience members to assist with this involves two steps. First, determine what your umbrella topic is. Then, identify three to four pillars underneath that.
Your umbrella topic is the overarching thing that your business is about.
If you operate in the health niche, an example of your umbrella topic might be wellness for women.
An umbrella topic is big and overarching. There are a lot of sub-topics that fall under wellness for women. …
As I’ve written in this other Medium article, there are essentially only three main ways to grow your email list: collect, buy, or borrow.
When you collect email subscribers, you attract them to your platforms, such as a website with free content, blog posts, videos, and offer a freebie, or lead magnet, which they can sign up to get.
Common lead magnets business owners will use are free PDFs and free training videos, but there are so many options beyond that!
Here is a list of 42 different lead magnet ideas:
The order confirmation page is one of the most underutilized in your entire sales funnel. Normally, the order confirmation page is where the sales funnel and thus the buying process for the customer stops — but it doesn’t have to.
We know that it is significantly easier to get a customer who has purchased from us once to buy again, compared to someone who has never purchased from us at all. So, shouldn’t we be trying to find as many ways as possible to put other products we have in front of our buyers? Of course we should!
One of the ways you can do that is through funnel stacking. …
One of the ways you can grow your own email list is by offering freebies, or lead magnets, to potential leads. These could be free PDFs, free video training, etc. A lead will enter their email address and become one of your subscribers in exchange for the free value you’re offering.
Once you’ve created your lead magnet, what comes next?
This isn’t Field of Dreams. If you build it, they don’t just come.
You now have the job of advertising that freebie and setting up the infrastructure necessary to capture people’s emails when they sign up.
Here are 33 places you can advertise your lead magnet, with some corresponding notes about how you’d capture your leads’ email addresses. …
Business owners love to talk about how busy they are, but isn’t it also a sign of success to have time freedom? Isn’t that one of the reasons entrepreneurs get into the game in the first place?
There are many things you might need to do in your business to achieve the lifestyle you desire, and one of them is certainly outsourcing.
In this article, I’m using the term ‘outsourcing’ to describe delegating tasks to others outside your own company who can take work off your plate.
One of the ways you might consider outsourcing is by hiring a ‘VA’, or virtual assistant. …
We all know what “shiny object syndrome” is, right?
It’s like being Dory in the Pixar movie “Finding Nemo”: putting aside one thing or project in our business even before it’s done because we get excited about something else that we think needs our attention now (even though, it really doesn’t).
As business owners — especially if you’re a solopreneur — it’s true we are all balancing many plates at once. Some things will always be that way.
Bookkeeping is a near daily task. Social media posting happens multiple times a day. …
Affiliate products can be an excellent way for infopreneurs (authors, speakers, course creators, etc.) to add additional revenue streams to their businesses.
Unfortunately, many infopreneurs don’t know how to effectively market another person or company’s products through their own platforms in a non-spammy way that doesn’t also detract from their own brands.
In this article, I share some effective, ethical ways to promote affiliate products in your infopreneur business!
Infopreneurs have already created a platform for themselves online where they can share information with their audience for free, such as their blog, podcast, YouTube channel. Infopreneurs can leverage these existing platforms to promote affiliate products by using affiliate links when a product is referenced. …
Email marketing remains one of the most effective direct marketing methods available to business owners today — including infopreneurs.
Authors, speakers, course creators and other marketers of info-products know that the best way to have a successful launch is to first grow their list of potential buyers by collecting their emails. Then, pitch.
But how can you grow that email list legally?
When you boil it down, there are really only 3 ways:
1) Collect ‘em.
2) Buy ‘em.
3) Borrow ‘em.
Let’s discuss each method further here.
When you ‘collect’ email subscribers, you provide free content on the internet that others might find (through SEO, for example) and provide a means to ‘collect’ their email addresses when they happen up your website. …
As a ClickFunnels customer, I’m granted access to their internal library of training materials, called “FunnelFlix”.
In my quest to (re)watch all the FunnelFlix trainings, I recently sat down to consume all 4+ years of ClickFunnels now-ended “Funnel University” videos and newsletters!
There was a lot there, but one funnel in particular jumped out at me from all the way back in the 2016 materials:
The “Invisible Sales Funnel”.
The Invisible Sales Funnel is a type of sales funnel which flips the script on a traditional webinar.
In a traditional webinar, a business owner offers a free training, and the catch is that there will be a pitch at the end of a paid program/product. …