I am just starting to Blog and want to acquire a following. But I’ve decided to direct my blogging business towards teaching with courses, ebooks, and eventually live events/conferences. I am really passionate about the things I want to teach, and I know there is a need for it. My problem is, I feel that my followers will want to just get everything for free. I think I’ll have a hard time getting any sales with this as my product and or products.
This is where my heart is going. I want to connect with readers on a personal level, but maybe they won’t want this. Or maybe I need to start out with a low priced item that leads to bigger, more expensive priced items?
Funnels are new to me, but I do have a couple of small funnels set up. I don’t really have a plan for getting people into my funnel however (Still figuring that out). How do I find out what will jive with my readers? I’d really like for this to be a success and to know that the time I am putting into creating products is worth it.
It is really hard to break old habits and so I find myself doubting my abilities to work towards my dreams/passion for my business and falling back into the comfortable task of just being a blogger, hiding behind a computer screen. Teaching, training, and having people see my face is definitely scarier but necessary if I want them to trust me.
Maybe I’m going about this all wrong. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Please don’t take my answer as criticism because it isn’t. However, let me suggest that you read your question and see how many times you expressed doubt and not at all what you would want to have happen. The Law of Attraction works both ways. So, always, always, always speak what you want and never what you don’t want to have or have happen. With that said, always remember that to go somewhere new and exciting, and to do something different than you have ever done before, you will have to think like you’ve never thought before, and that will make you behave or do something you’ve never done before. Like I said, notice your thoughts:
T: I feel that my followers will want to just get everything for free.
T: I think I’ll have a hard time getting any sales with this as my product and or products.
T: Maybe they won’t want this.
T: I don’t really have a plan for getting people into my funnel however.
T: It’s really hard to break old habits.
T: I find myself doubting my abilities to work towards my dreams/passion for my business and falling back into the comfortable task of just being a blogger, hiding behind a computer screen.
Put these thoughts into the CTFAR Model and see what Feelings, Actions, and Results they create. Are these thoughts serving you and helping you to show up in a way that serves the better you?
Now, consider this slight shift in your thinking:
T: My followers are going to go crazy for this new offering.
T: My readers will totally want this.
T: The time I’m putting into this is absolutely worth the effort, etc.
Now, see what result these thoughts create for you. Is there a difference? Granted, you might not believe these thoughts right now or you might need to massage them into what is possible and believable for you right now, but the thoughts you choose to focus on … will attract the results that you’ve linked to them.
All of the actions you share are right on – you have to take your customers on a journey and tell them why they need to buy these things from you now. It’s your role to bring them along and create the interest, by sharing some results ahead of time to help them buy into your offering. Some will come, others won’t, but that isn’t your business. Your work is a success mentality effort. It is committing to the idea that it is absolutely possible to succeed with this change in direction, and believing this will help you take massive action until it does. I believe you can do this.
Until next time I wish you continued success.