Strategies For Finding Topics To Write About

Written by Dan J. Fry

What possibly could I have to write about? I never was good at it anyway. It doesn't matter how hard I try, I just sit and stare and stare at a blank screen.

Sound familiar? Don't worry. We all have gone through this. It happens to me periodically. If you experience this at any point, it is a good signal that you need a change in creative direction. Here are a few tips to help you find topics to write about and get your creative juices flowing.

I personally like to write with pen and paper. For one, I can take it anywhere. Well, o.k. with a laptop you can take it almost where ever you wish as well. But, whenrepparttar battery is gone and there is not a single electrical outlet in sight, I will still be sitting there writing until I get my fill.

You periodically need to change your scenery. This always helps me. If I am at a block, I get up, take pen and paper and head out ofrepparttar 116984 house. I frequent outdoor cafes when I can. The openness and fresh air helps me think. You can also just try a different part of your house.

I try to at least keep a notebook, or sticky notes somewhere within reach at every point inrepparttar 116985 day. Why? Ideas usually come to me when I am not at my desk. One ofrepparttar 116986 best ways I have developed to find new topics is to spend what I call "routine task time" thinking about recent articles I have read. Routine task time isrepparttar 116987 time you spend washing dishes, cleaning, driving home(of course pay attention torepparttar 116988 road here as well!), etc. Make use of this time if you can.

Combating List Building Frenzy: Take The Time To Promote

Written by Dan J. Fry

It is an accepted fact amongrepparttar experts now that online marketing succeeds only with a quality, highly targeted permission email list in place. As a result,repparttar 116983 multi-level marketers have pounced on this and everywhere you look another "matrix" lead generating system springs up.

There is no doubt that these are powerful techniques offeringrepparttar 116984 advantage of building your subscriber base while basking in profits simply from growing your list. This is a best-of-both worlds sorts whererepparttar 116985 very thing that you are promoting is one inrepparttar 116986 same with what you are building -> your list.

For "newbie" marketers, it is easy to get caught up inrepparttar 116987 frenzy since one is desperately hungry to build a subscriber base and actually seerepparttar 116988 first profits rolling in. However, with working on an initially limited advertising budget,repparttar 116989 monthly charges to stay inrepparttar 116990 "matrix" can take a substantial bite out of other advertising resources.

What is one to do? Can you build a list with highly targeted subscribers, subscribers who are craving for your information, at relatively low cost? The answer: yes, but it takes time.

For those just starting out this is a double-edged sword. You want profits soon, but also want profits to continue to come in. The problem here is thatrepparttar 116991 two are contradictory. They straddle two opposite sides ofrepparttar 116992 fence so to speak.

*Considerrepparttar 116993 following scenario:

Suppose you have a large subscriber base that trusts your opinions and judgments. On Friday you send to your list a promotion for which you either ownrepparttar 116994 product or are an affiliate. Now suppose that your list is 3000 subscribers in size, your conversion rate is 5% (pretty good) and your profit per sale is $99. That amounts to $14,850 in sales from one campaign! Not bad, not bad. I could easily live with this kind of return.

Now lets take another scenario. You are just starting out, understand that building a list is of utmost importance, but really want to start making profits quickly. You purchase 600 leads advertised as "quality double opt-in MLM". You then quickly blast away your promotion. Approximately 0.5% (note that this is an order of magnitude less thanrepparttar 116995 first example!) actually makerepparttar 116996 purchase - 3 out of 600, which is not a very good conversion. But hey, you paid $100 forrepparttar 116997 leads, made $297 in sales, for a $197 ROI! Just starting out, you become giddy and sort of euphoric atrepparttar 116998 profits you have just made.

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