The Top 3 Money-Making
"To Do" Activities
By Jimmy D. Brown
I've always been impressed with those who can take overwhelming
things and handle them with ease and poise. It never seemed to work that way for me, until I discovered
the secret for tackling those daunting tasks.
The secret is simple: make things
With just about every major undertaking, things can be
simplified into a handful of "core" components. That makes them manageable.
Manageable fosters productivity simply because I can work on
something that seems accomplishable. And when productivity goes up, desired results
I received the following question from one of my
"If you have to pick, what would you say are
the top 2 or 3
things we should concentrate on? I've heard the
domain/site(blog) are the most important, then others say
writing info products, others say lists. For short term and
long term investment, what is the most important things to
be working on?"
This client wants things simplified. And rightly so.
He knows the secret to success is getting things down into manageable chunks.
So, what are these core practices for building an internet
business? There are three things - and three things only - that you need to concentrate on with your
1. Offer Development.
You cannot make money online unless you have an OFFER. It's that
simple. Unless there is some way for income to be generated, you can't get paid. End of discussion. Every
business is founded upon a revenue-generating offer. Now, this can either be your own offer (small reports,
ebooks, membership sites, coaching/consulting, advertising, etc.) or something you promote as an affiliate
and earn revenue for referred sales.
2. List Marketing.
The fortune is in the list. You've heard it an untold number of
times in the past, right? Building and profiting from opt-in lists should be a major priority on your
schedule. You need to devote yourself to attracting new subscribers and then getting all of your subscribers
to spend money with you ... by purchasing your OFFERS (see #1 above).
The third and final thing you need to concentrate on is
"traffic". This includes both traffic GENERATION (getting visitors to a site) and traffic CONVERSION (getting
that traffic to buy). This includes things like: starting an affiliate program, buying PPC ads, participating
in joint ventures, utilizing viral marketing tools, raising your visitor value, tweaking your sales pages,
With each of these categories, you have a variety of options to
from in directing your attention. It would be foolish for me to say "grow your affiliate program" as your number #
traffic activity since I don't know if you even have your own product to sell. That's why I don't recommend
specific activities, but rather three key categories of business-building.
With each of these categories, find 2-3 activities to work on
each week and you should see results in a short amount of time.
I recommend you work on offer development every Monday, list
marketing every Tuesday, and traffic generation every Wednesday. If you just spend a couple hours each
of these days working on these core parts of your business, sales should come.
In a nutshell -
- Find an offer to promote.
- Setup a list to promote the offer.
- Drive traffic to the list opt-in page.
Keep it simple. Keep it
Believe it or not, there is a tremendous "operations manual" that you can download to help you create a plan that
works for YOU. Check out "Homepreneur Habits: How To Run A Successful Home Business " by clicking here
Homepreneur Habits: How To Run A Successful Home Business . You'll learn all the tools
you need, how to setup your work space and how to create a day-by-day schedule of recommended activities to
start and grow your business.
Jimmy D. Brown is the author of the 65-page "operations manual", Homepreneur Habits: How To Run A Successful
Home Business. Learn The Internet Marketer's Weekly R.O.U.T.I.N.E.(TM) at http://www.HomepreneurHabits.com