Today is my first day back in the office after the holidays and let me tell you I’m glad to get back to work. As usual I’ve over indulged and it’s good to get back to normal.
2010 was a sort of quiet year for me but it finished with a bang with the launch of Affiliate Promo Formula and my last ever 72 Hours of Madness Auction. Both were big successes and I intend to start January where I left off in December and that’s with a bang and in the famous words of a famous animated gentleman take my business to infinity and beyond. Here’s some of the things I’ll be focusing on in 2011.
I have my first Affiliate Alliance webinar on Thursday that I’m nervously looking forward to, webinars are not something I do much but I knew I had to step this up and that’s why I have committed myself to 1 webinar per month for the Affiliate Alliance. Sometimes forcing yourself to do something is the only way to get it done and I know I can’t let the Alliance members down so that’s one way of getting things done. Will I be nervous? Yes. Will I enjoy it? Probably. Will it help my business move forward? Most definitely.
I must admit in 2010 I was very quiet on eBay, I still managed to achieve top rated seller status and had a few very successful auctions. However I was not selling permanently on eBay, that is going to change in 2011 as I aim to become highly active on eBay again.
You probably don’t know this but I have been using article marketing in my business since 2005. I have been doing a lot of experimenting over the last few months by getting my 2 sons to create huge amounts of content. Article marketing is one of the best ways to drive free targeted traffic to your products and services and if done right is just as effective today as it always has been. If anyone tells you Article Marketing doesn’t work take no notice, I’ve been doing it for 6 years and let me tell you it does.
I have a few products that need to be brought up to date in 2011, this included Resale Rights Blueprint and ninetydaypowerseller.com as well as Mentorship Monthly (How bad do those graphics look now?) so I will be updating and relaunching quite a few products in 2011.
I’ve always said the key to becoming a success is to create and sell your own information products and that will never change. The way to make real money online is to become an information product seller more than an information product buyer and I plan to release a record number of products this year. Do I still buy a lot of information products? Yes, but I also sell a lot too and this leads to…
List building is the number one thing you need to be doing in your online business, every day you are not building your list is another day wasted. I will be concentrating on using existing methods to build my list but my plan is to become an extremely aggressive list builder in 2011. I’ll be revealing more on this later in the year. (Hint, it ties in with article marketing & webinars)
Expand the business.
My main plans for 2011 are to expand the business and my team, you may not know this but I have 3 staff, one virtual and 2 in house. Some of you may know Paula who handles my support, that wont change as Paula does a fantastic job and helps me provide the best support possible. I also employ my 2 sons Jamie and Alex. Alex handles calls to the office and helps customers over the phone and Jamie helps create a lot of my content to drive traffic to my existing sites. Both are still learning their trade but it’s working well so far. I have big plans to involve them a lot more in the business in 2011 and I can’t wait to see how it turns out.
I’m also going to be adding Randy Smith to my team on a part time basis in 2011, some of you may know Randy as we go back a long way, he only lives down the road from me and we have been consulting over the last month or so and I have big plans to expand the business that involves Randy.
Help a record amount of people quit their jobs in 2011.
I have plans to do a lot more coaching in 2011 and if you have already checked out my survey you will have probably guessed this. My plans are to help a record number of people quit their jobs in 2011 and anyone who has taken my survey will be contacted in the near future. I aim to set tailor made programs and partner up with people, even on product creation, to help them guarantee their success in the Internet Marketing World. (I can’t say too much just now) This will involve me doing a lot more one on one stuff such as personal consultations and training. It will all depend on each individuals needs and abilities.
If you did fill in my survey I’ll be in touch very soon and maybe we’ll be working together in 2011.
So there you go, I have made myself accountable to you this year, feel free to leave your plans for the year and let’s look back at the end of 2011 and see what was achieved.