Most skills are marketable online.
Even if they aren't 100% compatible with online business, you can still make them sexier for your audience.
Some niches are harder than others.
What I urge you to do is to find different angles to associate your ideas with the:
- Relationships market
- Wealth market
- Health market
What do I mean with this?
Let's use Tech as an example.
“Tech's for geeks, Jose”
This is how to “ungeek” it ?
Tell people how your ideas, services, and products help them to:
- improve their relationships
- earn more money
- better their health
- teach how to network
- reveal how to pitch ideas to clients
- explain how to build trust
Wealth Market (earn more money)
- describe your techniques to find clients
- reveal your closing sales
- showcase how to get referrals
- point out how to stay fit even if while they work sitting down all-day
- diets for techies
Can you see how this works?
So let’s now proceed to make money!
Here are four tips to start making money with Twitter.
Tip 1. Sexify your brand
Creating a sexy offer is all about the wording.
Web Designer → I build blazing fast money-making webpages
Financial Consultant → I unravel the secrets of controlling money (and making more)
Fitness Coach → I help you look good naked
Keep it simple.
“But I want to sell physical products”
Imagine you want to sell candles.
How could we sell candles to the health market?
Health → Heavenly Touch: relaxing candles with a touch of lavender
Wealth → Touch of Gold: hand-made abundance candles
Relationships → The Flame: kinky candles to spice up your sex life
Again, It’s all in the wording.
Get a hold of some copywriting books.
Copywriting is the persuading thru the written word.
Tip 2. Drive Traffic To Your Offers
Traffic = views, more eyes on your product.
The simple way to drive traffic to your products is by tweeting about them.
Some people will tell you to spend your money on Facebook Ads.
I suggest you start with Twitter or any other social media.
Learn to drive free traffic to your offers.
Why? Because it’s FREE!
Test out the products on Twitter. Observe how the market responds, and then spend money on ads if you feel like it.
Case Study: Testing the market with spending a dime
Want to make some money today? Here's a quick case study you'll love.
So simple anyone can do it.
Matin Erlic (@SeloSlav) did something amazingly simply.
Check this out.
A. Post a picture of your goods
B. Create a Twitter Poll
The market speaks. You only need to ask the correct questions.
C. Add some reference of what ppl will receive.
People need to know what they'll get if they buy for you. @SeloSlav posted something that looks more or less like the stuff he was thinking of selling.
Here’s it is.
D. Sell the stuff
To sell, you need to be a SHAMELESS mofo. Do it. Sell. Sell. Sell. Start now.
Add some urgency and scarcity to make the sale faster.
Urgency = Only for the next 24 hours.
Scarcity = Only for then next 5 order.
Tip 3. Sell to your market.
Here’s the dirty little secret about making money online:
You have to be a shameless MOFO.
Stop caring about what people will think if you DM them or send them an email out of the blue.
Only then people will start throwing money at your piggy bank.
Ok. You a shameless MOFO already?
It’s time for the real trick behind make sales.
The trick is simple to understand, but hard to master. But once you get it… you get it.
To sell, to make people pay attention, to close the sale you have to make people TRUST you.
If they don’t trust you, they won't buy.
Now, how do you get people to trust you?
Talk about their pains, the stuff that keeps them awake at nights, the things that make them feel stress and funky.
Think about this for a second: You're a unique human. But, even in your uniqueness, you can also find similarities with other people.
See, you share similar pains and dreams with others.
Write about your past struggles. Teach others how you solved them.
By talking about people’s pains you get into their minds.
Your words have to make them think, “Oh cr*p, that’s me he’s talking about.”
After you do that, you’ve got them. Profit. Ka-ching!
Tip 4. Finding what to sell.
You can sell your skills/time.
You need at least one money-making skill.
Here’s a list of some popular skills:
- Web design
- Video Editing
- Photo Editing
- Email Marketing
- Social Media Marketing
- 3D work
- Making music
- Any kind of consultancy in any field.
Don’t overcomplicate it.
Emulate what other people are doing. And repeat what works for you.
Seriously, don’t overcomplicate it.
Here's a quick challenge for you
Write an ebook. And sell it.
- Write 1000-2000 words per day for the next 14 days
- Organize the information on MS Word or Pages for Mac
- Format and edit what you wrote
- Export as PDF
- Upload to Gumroad
- Sell it for $9, $15, $17, $19 or more
Can't write 2000 words in a day?
Write 500 words per day for a month. Turn that into a short ebook. And sell it.
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