Getting started online is an excellent way to build an online empire. You may already know that you can make more money from teaching what you know that simply by writing books or creating products on your niche topic. We live in a world where people are overwhelmed with information and ideas. They much prefer being able to learn about your area of expertise from you directly. This works well in any niche, and is the biggest secret known to those who have become online teachers.
In 2009 I started blogging about how to make huge profits with a tiny list. It seemed that everyone around me was saying that you couldn’t really make a living with an Internet business until you had at least five thousand people on your list. That had not been my experience at all. In fact, I was already earning six figures a year long before I had a thousand names on my list. I turned this information into a book in 2010, and then began teaching it through webinars and at live events around the country.
By teaching my topic instead of just telling people to read my book or take my recorded training, I was able to build a hugely profitable business based on my sharing my knowledge and expertise with those who came to me to get started online. You can do the same thing.
I recommend that you start out by blogging about your niche topic. This allows you to get your thoughts and ideas out of your head and into written form. Each blog post can be turned into an article and submitted to the article directories to help build your list. After you’ve written several articles put them together into a short report. You can give this to the people already on your list and use it as a free giveaway for building your list further.
Now it’s time to start teaching what you know. Use the short report you’ve just put together as the basis for a PowerPoint presentation. I like to record my presentation using Camtasia so that I have something to sell right away. You can also practice this by presenting your information to local groups in your city. Organizations such as Rotary, Kiwanis, and the Chamber of Commerce are always looking for people to share information with their members. Over time you will hone your skills as a speaker and presenter and will be asked to do it more often.
Turning your ideas into a book is the next step in this process. It has never been easier to publish your information for the Amazon Kindle. I highly recommend taking it to the next step and using the Create Space program available through Amazon to publish your book in paperback form as well.
The final step in this process is to start teaching what you know. Use your articles, blog posts, short reports, PowerPoint presentations, and books as the blueprint for what you will share with others as you build your online empire.