This is Yaro here, briefly intruding on Leigh’s column. I just wanted to clarify that Leigh wrote this article to highlight many of the best and most important articles hidden away in the archives of this blog. Since Leigh is a long time reader of Entrepreneurs-Journey.com (and now columnist) she’s been around long enough to see this content come and go on the front page and be in a position to talk about what she thinks is worth reviewing, especially if you are new to this blog.
Here is what Leigh recommends you read…
As blog readers, we can get into the habit of thinking we know it all. This post is a great example of how you can show your readers your best work, especially the past work they may have missed, because often the gems are hidden in the archives from years gone by.
Make Your Article Popular, Again And Again
None of us start with 1000+ blog readers. We start with a few and work our way up to there and beyond. You don’t get to a large following, without providing great material among all your promotions and work.
Don’t assume that all the newcomers to your blog have read your best material or even more than one post of your material. Every chance you get, remind them of what you have done. This is a huge mistake I have made. Don’t make the same mistake!
Here are a few quick tips:
- Create an “If you like this…” link at the bottom of your posts. If they read through that article, who is to say they will not read through another one.
- Link to older articles on Twitter, Facebook and in email. Remind people you have already covered some of their current concerns and did a while ago.
- Backlink in your new articles to your old articles.
These may seem like simple tips, but implementing them is important.
A Crash Course In Yaro’s Work
If you were to devote a weekend to absorbing these following posts, you would be ahead of the pack as an entrepreneur.
Part of the problem for many people, especially chronic learners, is information overload. Information overload doesn’t have to be a bad thing though. It is only negative when the information is conflicting and steering you in multiple directions. Take a look at these posts to help you in a very short amount of time develop the right type of information overload.
I have broken the following articles into three stages to make it easier for you to begin your studies.
Stage One: Inner Self
These posts help you get your heart and strategy in the right place. They take a look at how to define your life’s purpose to yourself and what it means to be an entrepreneur. It also is a great way to get to know Yaro and how he has became who he is.
1. A Day In The Life (2009)
I think this post gives insight to what a template of your life could look like. Yaro describes his day and makes effort to try and define a day from start to end. You will notice, he seems to have trouble doing so because his day is ultimately about freedom. Freedom is also my ultimate agenda and this post shows how simple and possible freedom is to achieve. Best of all, you don’t feel as if the only way you could achieve it is being the heiress of a fortune.
2. How You Can Change The World
Technically, I don’t want you to read just this article, but start at the beginning of the article series. It is a brilliant and spiritually driven series that avoids preaching, but heightens awareness. This particular article is the closing piece and it is a good one. Perhaps I am naive, and perhaps I suffer from an overdose of grandeur and narcissism, but I want to change the world, so this is right up my alley.
3. The Key To Happiness
What a great post and one I never caught until reviewing titles for this article. I believe, and not many do, in happiness. More importantly, I believe that happiness takes work. I don’t believe in being lazy in self-improvement. It is easy to slip into negativity or let the negativity of others affect you. The important thing is to work for it. This posts touches on that and more. This is an important for positive thinking.
4. Why People Struggle To Get What They Want
In a recent blog post, Yaro covered so much of what you need to do to be successful. Tasking, confidence, and passion. You see real life examples of dialogue with a friend and his mother you can use to help apply to your own situation. This is the type of blog post which shines in a less obvious ways, but if you take the time to breath it in, you will gain a lot.
5. How To Combine Your Brain And Willpower To Break The Pattern Of Average Results
The title says it all. Don’t be average, be exceptional.
Stage Two: Simple, But Important
These posts look at important topics you can’t neglect when starting out. Even if you think you are advanced, it never hurts to go back. I can say for myself, I have been neglecting some of the basics you would assume at my level and education I would have down. I had a lot of fun taking notes while re-reading these posts.
6. Does Your Website Make Sense?
This is a simple and quick post, but I land on websites everyday who could benefit from reading this short post.
7. Can You Explain Your Blogs Purpose In One Second
Great article with video about how to relay what your blog or websites purpose is about. I urge you to look at this post, even if you already have a blog (established or not).
8. How To Maximize Profit From Every Product You Make
There is a difference between working hard once and working too hard for the rest of your life. Having products or a service is one of the best ways to produce income. If you use it right, it can provide profit for many years to come.
9. How To Avoid Hype When You Sell
I am still working on that fine line between passion and over the top. It is easier said than done. The wrong technique can not only turn off buyers, but harm your brand. This post discusses a simple ways on how to avoid that.
10. How To Market With Blog Comments The Right Way
Having a popular blog myself I can’t tell you the daily amounts of spam and improper blog comments I get. I can also tell you, I have built real professional relationships off of people who left comments on my blog. The technique does work, but there is an art and method to it.
Stage Three: Taking A Step Towards Advanced
When you have your mindset in the right place and have mastered the basics, this is a great next step. Get to know how to attract affiliates and how to launch membership sites. It doesn’t have to take years of doing the basics to get there either, so don’t be intimated.
11. The Truth About Membership Sites
I use three main business models. Clients, product sales, and membership site. The best move I ever made was to start a membership site. Who helped in the launch and method of my site? Yaro. I was a member of his Membership Mastermind Course.
12. How NOT to Approach a Potential Joint Venture Partner
I get approached often with JV offers for two reasons. 1) I have a large following. 2) People know I have their best interest at heart and quality control. For every 100 JV offers I get, I may not accept one of them. This post explains why that is.
13. Tap Massive Leverage: How to Gain Access To Inner Circle Top Affiliates
If looking to get in with the “who’s who” of your niche, this is a must read.
Last, But Not Least
The most important free information you can grab from Yaro is his Blog Profits Blueprint. A free piece of material that stands above what others try to sell.