Having a good break gives you time to reflect on what works for you, what to get rid of and what to focus on for the future welfare of your business.
I just got back from the UK - I have a new grand daughter who naturally is wonderful, I was able to catch up with my globe trotting family and go and visit with my elderly parents. That was a great 2 week and now I'm ready to get back in the saddle, suitably refreshed.
The first thing I did was to visit my video marketing friends, Cliff (that's him in the picture) Sandy and others in our Power Slam Skype group. Why? Because the knowledge I have gained from Cliff over the past 3 years has been invaluable in turning my somewhat sporadic online income into a proper money making business.
Anyway, I was reading through the posts and a fellow marketer, Darcy, wrote a message that caught my eye. It was a brief outline of the how his business had grown and how Cliff makes earning money online easy. He really is a very laid back and modest Texan who treats his people as friends... he genuinely cares about the success of those in his group.
In my business I split my time between offline work for other people and list building, mainly outside IM niche. You and I both know that building a good subscriber list is about the most valuable asset you can have. There is no question about that.
Offline I have clients in England, Germany, Spain and the USA in a diverse range of businesses. One client is in the shoe and fashion industry, another is a fine Spanish restaurant, while others include a multi-million euro company selling avocado and mango products Europe wide, a car parts firm and a holiday village.
You probably don't know this about me but I was a farrier (blacksmith) for 35 years in my "former life". I have shod all sorts from family ponies and hunters to Olympic show jumpers and racehorses for the Queen of England. That all started with a good apprenticeship and a lot of hard work and once you master the skills it is relatively easy.
Earning money online is no different. You just need someone who can take you along the road to success bit by bit. Each day or each week you add to your knowledge and experience. Eventually you will be master of your own destiny with an income equal to or greater than you have right now.
If you have read this blog before you will know that I love YouTube marketing. I give you a good start with the publication you can download here or at the top right hand corner of this page. Once you have mastered those skills you will probably want to take things to the next level so you can be earning more money.
So you will, if you have not done so already, want to start building your list or list of subscribers in your niche or niches. But here comes a problem. How do you build a list of subscribers with little or no money for advertising? There are several ways such as forum posting, Facebook marketing and joining groups on Google ad Yahoo.
With regular posting of useful and relevant information to these various platforms you can and will build a solid list of subscribers which you can then promote your offers to. The drawback here is that it is time consuming but it does work. This is how you will make money online from your own asset... your all important list of subscribers.
Most of us want to speed up the process to make money quicker and that is what Cliff is so good at. You see, he is not only one of the world's best video marketers he is also a programmer. In fact he gives away some of his software to his friends inside his group or inner circle.
He has just developed a new piece of software that is amazing. This one finds, subscribes and posts to Yahoo groups automatically. All you need to do is enter your Yahoo account details, your keyword and your message, The software does the rest. And what do you end up with?
Your marketing message is in front of a laser focused group of people interested in your offer. All free targeted traffic ready for you to get onto your subscriber list. This is what the software looks like.
So... if this old farrier can do another apprenticeship, learn new skills and make his internet marketing business profitable, I am sure you can too. If you want to use "My Secret Weapon" then click here to meet my friend Cliff Carrigan.
Cliff's Best Selling products include:
GTA: Yahoo Edition: Free Targeted Traffic From Yahoo Groups.
Project X Tube: Candidate for WSO of the Year!
Power Slam: Top Rated Video Marketing Training Course.
Partner Slam: Learn to Earn using a YouTube Partnership Channel.