Q: There is so much to do and no one to be accountable to when trying to start an online business. How do you stay on top of everything when it seems so overwhelming. Also, I follow everything from you and Mark Ford. But how do you get a mentor when starting out and you don’t have the money to pay for them? – Nate
5 Step Plan for Making First 100 Sales
By Craig Ballantyne
Recently a young reader named Nate Miller asked me to outline the 5-steps for making his first 100 sales online. Here was my advice…
Nate – Keep it simple. It need not be overwhelming.
Step #1 – Figure out the best product you can create that will solve people’s problems in the niche market you have chosen.
Step #2 – Figure out who has your customers (are they on a certain site, someone’s email list, or specific pages on Facebook?)
Step #3 – Start working your way in front of them.
Step #4 – Create a simple website with great copy that persuades your best customers to buy the product.
Step #5 – Once the site is up, put all of your effort into getting those best customers to your site. It could be writing articles, doing affiliate deals, or buying traffic (start with Google or FB – depending on what is the best way to get in front of them).
Make some money and then do more of what works and less of what doesn’t.
As for accountability, there are 7 billion people on the planet. There is no shortage of people to be accountable to. Find someone.