Today I’d like to share with you my curation business plan. This is proven effective so feel free to print out this message and keep it if you’d like.
One of the best things about this simple business plan is that it is step by step. If you follow the steps you build a business. If you skip a step you will likely lose profits.
By the way, what I am sharing today is only a small part of what I learned from this site. I’m going to keep this article brief but you can get much more here …
CHOOSE YOUR TOPIC
The first step in the process is to choose your topic. You will be creating a web presence about this topic so that searchers can automatically find you and so that your audience will have a place to call home.
If you do this well your site will become the one that your audience wants to visit frequently. You will become a trusted resource for your readers. A welcome friend, not a pest who is always pitching the next great thing.
In a recent article I asked you to do a bit of “homework”.
I asked you to identify your passion; to identify the niche from which you want to profit. If you did that work please have that niche in mind as we move forward.
CHOOSE YOUR MARKET
Once you have chosen a topic it’s time to do some research into that market.
This is a simple process that includes five easy steps.
My next article covers those steps in detail so I won’t cover that here except to say this.
It’s easy to do. You don’t need geeky skills and you won’t have to spend money to get the information you need.
ORGANIZE YOUR CONTENT
The curation business model is not about you being a great writer. If you love to write or make videos or create other forms of content that’s great. It will only help.
But it is not necessary at all.
Curation is about gathering together great content. It’s about assembling together the best of the best and presenting it in a way that helps people who visit your site.
They visit, they find what they need, they like how you present it and then return. Simple.
They won’t care at all that you did or did not write the content. They will care very much that you saved them time, helped them get an answer they needed or helped them solve a problem.
PUBLISH YOUR CURATION
The next step in the curation business model is to publish the content you have gathered.
This publishing can take many forms, including …
• And many more
The easiest way to go by far is to publish your curation on your own blog.
BUILD YOUR LIST
You’ve heard it so many times you’re tired of hearing it by now. But it is still true and, in fact, more important today than ever.
The logic is immutable. People who visit your site will want to hear from you and email is the #1 way to do that.
• They will want to know when you have new content.
• They will want to comment on the content you share.
• And they will buy from you because they now know you, like you and trust you.
You need a mailing list of your own to really succeed online. And the easiest way to do that is from your own curated blog.
PROMOTE YOUR SITE
Now for the part most people like best – making money from your site.
There are many many ways to do this. They are all covered in this site.
The three easiest are …
• Your own promotions – selling your own products or as an affiliate marketer.
• Joint ventures with others – leverage your traffic and get paid!
• Ads on your site – totally passive income that is proven to work.
In each of these areas there are specific dos and don’ts. They are all covered here …
Today is about seeing the big picture. Today is about taking the next step.
There you have it – six simple steps that can help you build a real online business.
• A business that can support you and your family.
• A business that earns profits every day even if you don’t work that day.
• A business with true book value; one that can be sold or passed on to your heirs.
This is a business model that can build such a business. And you deserve such a business!
Thank you for reading.
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