Content Creation Strategy You Must Not Ignore

Creating relevant and valuable content consistently remains the bane of most writers and service delivery businesses that wish to connect with their audience. In this write-up, you will be reading some content creation strategy solutions you must not ignore to keep your audience riveted to your presence and eager to hear from you.

Content marketing is the one of the new marketing strategy that have proven highly effective in engaging and retaining your audience and customers for the long run.

However, creating and delivering relevant content requires having an effective and top notch content creation strategy in place.

The biggest challenge you may face while creating content strategies are:

  • Knowing what your audience needs
  • Running out of content ideas

I will explain here:

To be able to create a relevant content creation strategy, you have to identify who your ideal audience are.

If your know your ideal audience then a part of the puzzle has been solved. Of course, this knowledge depends on the type of business, products or services that you offer.

Once you know who your audience are, the next thing is to identify what their needs are.

It is important to differentiate WANT from NEED.

NEEDS are more urgent and usually things we MUST have and can’t do without.

It could be something that brings relief, satisfaction, pleasure or simply adds value.

So at this point, you now know who your audience are and what they need.

You can find out what your audience need by asking them searching questions if you have an email list or social media group.

If you have no platform yet, you can create a FREE but valuable offer targeting your niche with an Optin page to collect email signups.

With this method, you can harvest individuals who are interested in your line of business.

In essence, your content creation strategy should be tailored towards the needs of your AUDIENCE.

The next challenge that you can face while trying to develop a content creation strategy is RUNNING OUT OF IDEAS.

This is also known as having a writer’s block.

It happens when you discover that you lack ideas on what to write about.

There are several ways to handle this challenge effectively.

  • You can create a content calendar based on topic ideas that are valuable and relevant to your niche’s audience.
  • You can use tools like Google Trend’s to find out topics that are currently trending in your niche and create good content on those.
  • You can also join social media groups and forums to find out the hot topics trending in your niche.
  • Next, you can contact your subscribers on your email list or messenger bot to indicate topic ideas where they need help with and you will provide a solution to them at no extra cost. Everyone loves free offers and you will definitely get them.

These two strategies are the two core ways I personally handle the challenge of creating a content strategy for my business.

How about you? How do you handle creating a content strategy?

Care to tell us your ideas?

 

Drop your comments below to share your ideas with us.

3 Hot Business Ideas In 2018

We are finally in the long awaited 2018 and I know you are raring to go forward armed with your plans, strategies and objectives for hot businesses in 2018.

This is good and fine but whether you run an online or offline business, there are certain businesses that you would do well to look at in 2018.

Businesses you can combine with your 9-5 job or add to your portfolio if you have a physical business or you already work online.

There are 3 of them and they all have one thing in common.

SEMI-AUTOMATION

This is to say that once you set up the initial process, you will only have to tweak or modify the system to make money from it

I will list them out and expatiate on them further.

Are you ready?

Read on below:

  • Information Marketing
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Cryptocurrency Trading

 

Information Marketing

Information marketing simply involves selling or marketing relevant information to a target audience who NEED this information. This is one of the 3 hot business ideas in 2018 that you should consider.

Note that the information must be on a HOT topic that people really need a solution on.

You must also have a READY and HUNGRY market for it to sell.

There MUST be a NEED for the information for it to sell.

Information marketing is one of the oldest means of making money on demand and if you can master the concept then you are on your way to making money.

All you have to do is as follows:

  1. Find a PROBLEM or NEED that a LOT of people desire a solution for. It’s a game of numbers so you need to have a lot of people who need this SOLUTION
  2. Find the SOLUTION to the problem which a LOT of people have a NEED for
  3. Then OFFER it to them at a

 

As simple as that, you will make your money. The more people you find who urgently and hungrily NEED a solution to this problem, the better for you.

The question that most people have is finding a PROBLEM that many people have.

This isn’t as difficult as it seems. There are pressing problems everywhere and all you have to do is look and you will find.

Kindly note the keywords in bold – NEED, PROBLEM, SOLUTION, READY, HUNGRY – these are they qualities you look out for when you want to create an information product to market.

Imagine you had a NATURAL but PROVEN solution to erectile dysfunction that truly works and you could find a targeted audience of men with this problem, you would make a killing in sales if you positioned yourself well.

In my coming training, I will be showing you how to position yourself as an expert to offer your products to your audience and have them begging to buy from you.

 

I have listed topic ideas you can create your information product (also known as Digital products, digital because they are mostly not physical) from.

It should center on these 3 PILLARS Health, Wealth and Relationship.

These 3 pillars are evergreen and if you know what you are doing, it will sell.

Topic ideas should include but not limited to the following:

  • Weight loss
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Child Birth
  • Fertility
  • Sexual Health
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Disease prevention
  • Making money
  • Business ideas
  • Dating and Relationship
  • Body building

 

The list goes on and on and on.

It is all about doing you research and picking a topic you can deal with and which has a lot of people who need a solution.

I will be showing you how to find a HUNGRY audience and how to package yourself and your information product to sell to them a premium in one of my trainings this year so stay tuned.

 

The next business idea is what is called AFFILIATE MARKETING.

 

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing remains one of my best business idea models simply because it’s highly automated. It is one of the 3 hot business ideas in 2018 you should look out for.

It is basically a set-and-go system that involves promoting a company’s products to a HIGHLYTARGETED audience and each time there is a sale, you are paid a COMMISSION.

The promoter is called the Affiliate while the establishment offering the program is the Affiliate company

As an affiliate marketer you can earn as high as 100% of the product you sell.

Some affiliate programs offer 75%, others offer 50% and some offer 30%. It is dependent on the affiliate program and the type of product.

The BEST products to promote are ones related to HEALTH and WEALTH.

These categories are EVERGREEN and forever in-demand.

Everyone wants to be in good health and almost everyone wants to make more money hence the high demand.

There are many affiliate marketing companies one can go for to promote their products.

First, you will have to register with them and add your means of receiving your payment.

Next, you will select the type of products you would love to promote.

Then decide on a means of promotion to a TARGETED audience.

READ MORE ABOUT AFFILIATE MARKETING HERE

You could use PAID ADVERTISING like Facebook Adverts if you have the money or buy emails from AD Vendors who have huge EMAIL LISTS of people who are interested in a particular category of products.

Your TARGET audience is usually the international market which means payments are in USD.

I will be showing you how you can receive your payments as well even from here in Nigeria.

In my coming webinar, I will be showing you how to get all these done smoothly so be on the lookout for my training on it.

Affiliate marketing programs include the following online companies:

…and many others

 

Cryptocurrency Trading

Cryptocurrency trading is one of the 3 hot business ideas in 2018 that a lot of people have poor or little knowledge of but is really one of the simplest businesses to go into.

In layman’s terms, cryptocurrencies are digital currencies. This means they are not physical and are virtual nature.

Cryptocurrencies have features which make them far better than the normal currencies you know. For one, they don’t require the use of banks and account numbers like regular monies.

Anyway, this isn’t a write up on Cryptocurrencies but the fact remains that they are highly valuable and their worth keeps increasing daily.

In fact, a unit of one of the popular Cryptocurrencies, the BITCOIN was once valued at $20, 000 in December 2017.

i.e: 1 Bitcoin = $20, 000

Another Cryptocurrency, the ETHEREUM currently has its single unit equivalent to over $400 USD.

i.e: 1 Ethereum coin = $ 400+

Read More About the Bitcoin Here

Now as far back as 2009, the same 1 unit of Bitcoin was less than 1 USD.

The figure was around 50 cents.

i.e: 1 Bitcoin = 0.50 cents

Imagine you had 5 Bitcoins in your possession from this period today.

That would be 5 X $14, 000 = $70, 000

Basically, this is what Cryptocurrency is about.

You buy when a Cryptocurrency is just introduced into the market at a low price, hold onto it, and sell when the value increases to make your profit.

This is the same principle guiding trading FOREX.

To trade in Cryptocurrencies, you will need to monitor the Coin market for promising cryptocurrencies with stable and sustainable features.

As soon as they introduced into the market in what is known as an INITIAL COIN OFFER or ICO, you buy at that low price and wait for the value to appreciate before selling at a profit.

A new digital currency you bought this week at $1 USD could increase and become the equivalent of $10 USD after a while.

This means that for each $1 USD you spent acquiring that coin, you would have gained $9 USD as an extra on it. The larger the volume you bought, the higher your gain earned.

I will be delivering a webinar sometime in my private Facebook and this will be open only to members.

In conclusion, these 3 Businesses can make you millions in 2018 if you go about it as you should.

There is a proven process, tried and tested to yield results and as promised I will be offering webinars in my private group on these 3 business models for FREE.

  • Information Marketing
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Cryptocurrency Trading

How You Can Monetize Your Email List

If you are familiar with online business terms, you would have heard the phrase “the money is in the list”. The question however is, what is a list? Once you figure this out, the next thing is to find out how you can monetize your email list.

A list is simply a collection of emails or other contact details of your audience or subscribers.

It is usually targeted.

That is to say, it is usually built from an audience who are interested in your products or services. People whom you send emails and newsletters about what you do are the ones that make up your list.

To manage your email list, you need an email marketing tool like Getresponse, MailChimp or Aweber etc.

Click HERE to read my article on Email marketing platforms you can register on.

Any one of these tools helps you send automated mails to your list as well as manage their contacts effectively in your marketing campaigns.

To monetize your list means to make money from your email list.

You need to sell them your product or service in exchange for monetary payment from time to time if you truly want to monetize your list.

Sounds easy, right?

In a moment

Before you can make money from your list, you must have built a relationship with your list so that they can see you both as an authority in that field and as someone credible.

It’s called building your know, like and trust factor.

To do this, you have to give and add value freely to make them see that you truly care and not just interested in pitching a product idea.

There are certain ways you can give value like the following:

  • You can offer discounts of your product
  • You can offer completely FREE and VALUABLE content in a series of newsletters using your e-mail autoresponder tool like MailChimp or Getresponse
  • You can give away tools and hacks or offer to solve problems faced by your email subscribers via a mail campaign series
  • You can sell advert spaces to your list to promote their products and services
  • You can sell affiliate marketing products to your list if the products relates or caters to what they do

 

Of course, you don’t have to make it seem like your main interest is to sell.

You can only offer a product to them to buy when you have built a relationship with your audience and they have come to see you as a free giver who offers value consistently and selflessly.

This is important.

Warm up your audience first before offering them a product to buy.

The next time you have a paid offer and you push their buttons and market properly

Let’s say you don’t have an e-mail list but you want to build one.

You can get it done by offering a FREE content integrated to a squeeze page whereby your audience has to access the FREE content only if they enter their e-mail contact.

This is the most common way of getting email subscribers to build your list.

The content you are offering has to be VALUABLE to your audience so as to trigger them to enter their e-mail to have access to it.

You can set up your FREE Content or Lead Magnet on your website so that visitors who come across it will opt into your list from there.

Your traffic sources could either be from social media advertising like Facebook or from Search Engines.

As soon as a visitor arrives at your website, their next port of call is your Lead Magnet (FREE and Valuable Gift), they will have to sign in to access it.

Once you have these subscribers, your e-mail marketing tool will come to good use to build a level of trust between you and them when you keep giving them value through quality content.

Content could be in form of newsletters, blog posts and links, free tools, videos etc.

You can pitch a product at them once you first highlight a problem that your offer can solve then pitch your offer to them.

If you have a targeted list of 2,000 subscribers and you pitch your product of say $10 and just 50 people buy this product out of the 2,000.

You would have made $500 in that campaign.

Now imagine the product cost higher than $10 and you have a bigger list plus a more effective sales pitch strategy, you will be making good money on demand.

What do you think?

Does this sound like something you would love to give a shot?

Let’s see your comments or inquiries below.

Kindly share as well, someone out there might benefit from this post.

7 Online Businesses You Can Make Money From

Considering the fact that there are 7 online businesses you can make money from monthly, earning good income online is difficult.

That’s the truth but only if you don’t know what you are doing.

It’s actually very easy to get lost online with the myriad of information floating about.

This is why it is important you focus on one model at a time if possible. As soon as you master a model, you can then move to another model.

Even if you have zero skills, there are online business models anyone can and start earning good income monthly.

In this article, I am going to be discussing the 7 online business models that can earn you thousands of dollars in income monthly and consistently.

Some of them can be started without any formal training; you can watch Youtube videos or source for materials on the internet.

Other will require you undergo mentorship or coaching before getting started.

Check them out below:

 

  • E-Course Creation for Online Learning Platforms

Many Online learning platforms now exist where students can enroll for courses on a wide range of topics.

You can become an instructor on these online learning platforms.

These topics range from art to tech and there is something for everyone. It’s not really a question of what will I teach, you can easily create a course on something you know, find a category on the platform and put it out there as a course.

Of course, there are guidelines to follow.

You can register right away to get started.

It doesn’t take so much requirements and once your course is well-packaged and easy to assimilate, you are good to go.

You can register on online learning platforms like Udemy, Skillshare, Coursera etc to get started.

Course pricing is quite competitive but once you have a high number of students, this shouldn’t be a problem.

Would you love to create an amazing course on a topic you know?

Follow the links above.

 

  • Information Marketing

Information marketing remains an ever viable niche.

People need information to solve different problems.

To make money through information marketing, you have to do just three things.

– find a problem a lot of people have

– create or find a solution to this problem

– offer it to them at a price and earn your money

Now the challenge most people have is finding a problem a number of people have.

This shouldn’t be difficult if you do your research well. It could be weight loss, diabetes, relationship, sex, or even making money.

There are 3 core categories to focus on when you want to create an information product and they are:

Health, Wealth and Heart (relationship)

Under these 3, there are so many different sub-categories where people are hungry to have a solution to.

Do your research, create your information product and sell it to them to make your money.

Of course, it is more detailed than these and in my next post, I will discuss this in greater detail.

 

  • Blogging

Blogging is another evergreen niche to consider if you want to make good money online.

However, the mistake that most people do is to go for a multi-niche blog or a niche with low interest yield.

By low interest yield, I mean the niche doesn’t have a lot of interested people in it.

To make money through blogging, you need to have a good sized audience who will read your content each time you drop a post.

You also need to monetize your blog using affiliate marketing or selling advert spaces to clients.

The more the number of visitors you have on your blog, the more your chances of making money from your blog.

So to make money through your blog, you need the following:

– traffic, lots of targeted traffic.

– products and services to sell on your blog

– advert spaces and banner ads using Company ads, Google adsense, Facebook audience network or affiliate banners

If you have all these in place, the next thing to do is to keep creating quality content to draw your visitors in and engage them accordingly.

You might also need to draw them into your e-mail list by offering giveaways so you can send them posts regularly to increase your traffic.

 

  • Affiliate Marketing

This remains one of my most favorite online businesses. This online business model can be set up to run on almost auto-pilot, day in, day out.

Yes, affiliate marketing is that cool if you know what you are doing.

As an affiliate, what you have to do is to sell a product for an affiliate company online and earn commissions on each product successfully sold.

There is no question about it, once you make a sale you earn money. Registration into an affiliate platform is free.

Here are some affiliate marketing platforms to consider:

JVZoo

Clickbank

WarriorPlus

Sellhealth

MoreHealth

Would you love to join, click on any of them to register now. You may also check my post on How You Can Start Earning Money As an Affiliate.

There are certain tools you will need to start making cool dollars monthly.

You will need the following:

– Products

– Traffic

– An Email Marketing system

I will show you how you can get this started. Click HERE.

 

  • E-Commerce

E-Commerce is another cool way of earning really good income on the internet.

With the advent of Woocommerce and Shopify and others, you can create an online store where you sell good quality products you know your audience will cater to.

You must have a market before you pick a product, this is cardinal rule in marketing.

The kind of product you want to sell will determine the kind of potential customers you will have.

With Shopify and Woocommerce, your online store can be set up and optimized to make sales easily from your website visitors.

Targeting is important when you are doing your marketing too.

Your products can be gotten from giant merchant dealers like Aliexpress, Alibaba and 1688.

These merchants have thousands of products with good quality that you can buy at a give away price and sell for many times the cost price.

Return on investment in E-commerce can be as high as 400-500% or even more.

 

  • Social Media Management

Social media is the new girl in town when it comes to advertising.

What’s more?

It’s cheap when compare to other advertising media but still more effective than them.

Facebook for example, has more than 4 billion users worldwide and this figure isn’t constant.

Companies and brands have realized the fact most of their consumers are on social media and are not putting their faces on social media platforms to increase their reach and engagement.

There is Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as the main three while Snapchat and others are coming quickly behind.

Almost everybody is on social media and it’s influence and reach is unbelievable.

This is where you can come in to make money.

If you can help brands and businesses manage their social media platforms as a social media strategist to increase their reach.

You can offer to engage more potential customers and build more awareness, perception and relationships as the social media advertiser.

Brands are ready to dole out good money for this because it is effective and they know it works.

All you need to do is to present your offer professionally and with good results from a previous performance if you have one.

If you have none, simply enumerate all they stand to gain by going the social media route through you.

From content creation, social media ads, and promotion to building followers and creating a buzz, you are bound to make a killing if they take you on.

You can read more about how you can start a social media agency HERE.

 

A freelancer is one who offers their skills and services in exchange for payment.

Freelancers are not full time employees and usually work on a contract basis.

As a freelancer, you will need to have a specialized skill or service.

It could be web design and development, graphic design, programming, writing, or mobile app development.

The skill or service range is very diverse and there are so much you can offer clients.

To work as a freelancer online, you have to join a freelancing platform.

There are several of them like:

Fiverr

Upwork

Peopleperhour

Freelancer

Registration is free and you can start earning immediately you get registered and start offering a hot and in-demand skill or service.

Some niches are already over-crowded and the best thing you can for yourself is to avoid such niches.

You can learn a rare skill or service that has fewer people in it but still hot in demand to make money from.

Follow this link HERE to learn more about the top Freelancing platforms you can register on today to start earning good money.

So which of these 7 online businesses are you interested in getting into?

Drop a comment below and I will respond immediately.

You Can Start Earning Online If You Start Any of These!

As rehashed as this topic is, the truth remains that people are making money off the internet…and I’m one of them.

A lot of doubting Thomases don’t believe this and I wonder where they get their proof from.

Online business is real and could easily replace your 9-5 job, if you have one or it could earn you a living if you are unemployed.

True, there are a lot of scams going on online but the legitimate business
are also there waiting for those who will take the chance and run with
them.

Given the world economic situation, the unemployment rate and the number of graduates churned out each year by higher institutions, it is left for each individual to help themselves any way they can.

A good option is internet based businesses, start-up capital is
minimal…you basically need a PC, internet connection, some software and mentoring and you’re good to go.

I have made a list below of some internet-based businesses anybody can go into with little capital. With dedication and application of the right strategy, success IS GUARANTEED.

Check them out below:

1.) Affiliate Marketing

As the name implies, you earn income working as an affiliate for a
merchant who pays you commission for each sale you make of his products.

You promote his product and earn commission for each successful sale
completed.

There are so many affiliate firms available and its up to your
discretion in picking one of your choice.

Income is usually in USD which is a plus because the dollar is an international standard currency.

Examples of Affiliate platforms you could look up are JVZoo, Clickbank, Maxbounty etc .Income from this model can be staggering if done well.

2.) Network Marketing

We all know about MLMs aka Multi level marketing. Examples include
Forever Living Products, Helping Hands International and others.

This business relies on the power of your network…it is usually in the form of
a pyramid and each tier feeds the one above it.

It works by referrals and building a chain of interconnected people called your downlines.
Your downlines have their own downlines who have theirs and so it goes.

As long as there are people working below you, you will continues earning income passively.

This is usually after you have built a large network of downlines.

Many of these networking businesses are legitimate and if you are good in convincing people and socializing to build a network, you could try it out as start-up is also minimal.

3.) Information Marketing

I love this one a lot. You provide information on a solution to
people’s problem and you get paid for it.

The information must be valid and effective to start with, if you have a large audience who need this solution, you make a lot of money.

There several problems plaguing man and whoever can provide information that takes care of any of these problems would have made a killing.

Imagine you have a failure-proof solution for getting a scholarship to study in any part of the world and you broadcast this information to the right audience. Will they be ready to pay to have it?

Yes, I know so.

That’s where you make your money.

Capital needed is minimal here too, you only need to have the right tools and do a lot of research on problems you could provide solutions for then find the right audience.

4.) Social Media Marketing

Marketing or advertising done on social media.

Social media has taken over the world of advertising and marketing, in fact, there is no brand that does not have a social media profile now.

It would be a mistake not to have one.

Who isn’t on social media?

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram receive massive flow of cheap traffic that can be harnessed to positively boost business growth.

With the right knowledge, contacts and exposure, one can can become a
social media marketer for a brand, you will manage their social media
accounts and run promotions and brand awareness is if it were them and you get handsomely paid for it.

Imagine you were the social media marketer for say, Peal Milk…this is just an illustration.

Even if you don’t have the connection for this kind of project, if you project yourself well and learn and master the basics you could sign up on freelancing sites like Fiverr and Upwork to offer services.

Click HERE to get registered on Fiverr and HERE to register on Upwork.

The income is very substantial and start-up capital is also minimal.

Social media marketing provides a huge source of very effective but cheap advertising.

5.) Blogging

When you think blogging, you remember Linda Ikeji.

Blogging pays and it pays very well.

If you have an aptitude for writing well and engagingly, why not substitute your paper with a PC instead and project your thought flow to the world through blogging. Now you are not going to be writing (blogging) on just anything.

You will need to have a focus – also called a niche.

Your blog must be on a particular market…it could be sports,entertainment, gossip, business, weight loss, food or any other niche you can think of.

You will need to be consistent and constantly update your blog as well as provide valuable content for your audience.

Quality and valuable content, good traffic plus engaged audience and money will definitely come.

Paid adverts, Google Adsense and Affiliate marketing banners will monetize your blog.

These businesses work 100% and don’t doubt it.

You only have to follow them right and you will see results. Start-up capital is minimal for each one but the income potential is great.

You will need the right tools – PC, power supply, internet, relevant software, mentoring/training,dedication and a drive to succeed.

Kindly drop a comment if you need more information or have further inquiries, I
will always give you valuable information to help in my own way.

Thank you.