To carry on with this illustration, if you recognize that your objective is to build twenty-six niche targeted blog sites over the beginning 6 months of your business and marketing career, then you may start formulating your business plan by working backwards from this to found precisely what you have to do to hit the target.
To produce your business plan, I’d first recommend that you utilize either a whiteboard, a really big sheet of paper or mind-mapping software like Freemind to produce your plan.
The reason that you ought to utilize one of these resources to produce a business plan is that by doing so, you may add different business thoughts to the ‘plan’ in a relatively random manner instead of in a sequential way as you would if you were writing things down line by line on a sheet of paper. This lets you ‘group’ objects together as necessary once you’re satisfied that you’ve everything noted on your plan which makes the whole planning process more consistent.
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When you’re ready to begin planning, you have to brainstorm the questions that you have to address.
For example, if you are going to produce twenty-six niche-targeted blogs, are they all going to be in the same market or in dissimilar markets? If for instance you had a series of blogs that were all centered on the weight loss market, this may be appropriate in terms of linking every blog to the others and it may make things simpler if you were to become an authority on one topic instead of being somebody who tries to get by with twenty-six blogs that center on totally dissimilar markets.
How are you going to come across enough niche ideas to produce your blogs? Utilizing resources like eBay Pulse, Amazon.com, Yahoo! Answers and 43 Things will help you to muster up a list of things that individuals are searching for on the net, but what specific aspect of these interests should you produce blogs for?
You’ve already decided that you wish to monetize your site with AdSense but how are you going to drive targeted visitors to your blogs? Without targeted visitors, you’re not going to make any revenue, so this is an essential question to address.
One way that you are able to publicize your blogs is by issuing articles on major article directory sites like EzineArticles or GoArticles but if you’re going to do so, are you going to author the articles yourself or will you get somebody else to do it for you?
What about the articles that you post on your blogs? Where are those going to come from as each of your sites will require at least 6 unique articles, so do you have the time and the aptitude to author them or not?
Videos are a excellent way of publicizing your activities, with 1000000s of individuals visiting leading video networking sites like YouTube , Google video , Daily Motion and MetaCafe daily. Therefore, if you can publish video content that’s centered on the same niche as your blogs, you are able to get a ton of free visitors, so it’s definitely something you ought to do.
To do so, you require video ideas and the equipment and/or resources essential to make these videos.
Do the ideas you have demand utilizing a digital camcorder, and if so, do you have such equipment or can you afford to purchase it? If on the other hand your videos are going to boast ‘action’ that may be recorded from your computer display, you don’t have to purchase anything as you may utilize free recoding software like CamStudio.
As you’ll find out if you have not already, there are virtually 100s of different ways you may drive targeted visitors to your web site, and each time you come across a fresh traffic generation technique, you ought to add it to your business plan ‘chart’ or mind map.
This is why you ought to utilize a resource like a whiteboard or mind mapping software where you may add fresh data in a seemingly random manner as all of your new traffic ideas need to be grouped together into a total traffic generation sub-plan.
You ought to likewise have a content creation sub-plan and so on till you’ve all necessary parts of your business plan gathered.
If you search the net, you may discover lots of places where there are free business plan samples available. Frequently, these business plans are complex and really wordy, primarily because most are business plans that are mainly designed for handing out to potential business investors.
If you’re in a position where you’re attempting to invite outside investment into your new business, producing an equally detailed business plan of this sort may have some value. However, assuming that the business plan you’re producing is only for your own use, it makes far more sense to keep it easy and straightforward instead of making it overly complex and lengthy.
To continue with an earlier analogy, what you have is a roadmap that gets you from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’, not a high-definition atlas of each country on the face of the earth.
The simpler and more aboveboard you can keep your plan, the better your plan is likely to be as simplicity makes it far easier to center on the most crucial aspects of what you’re doing as there is little or no clutter to distract you from your primary targets.