Last week I took a new direction
Although only temporary, I have taken a job offered to me by my good friend John Thornhill. John has asked me to write the copy for his new up and coming Simple Traffic Solutions 2.0 Traffic Masters course. So for the mean time I have taken alternative directions in online business and marketing.
With that said I’m not exactly new to copy writing, in fact I have written the copy for some of my own products such as:
- Bloggers Roadmap
- Product Development Control
- Product Launch Control
- PLR Monthly
- Big Traffic Guide
And quite a few more…
Alternative Skill Sets
It’s always worth having an alternative skill just in case your current business goes belly up or even worse doesn’t get off the ground the way you first thought it would. Believe me you would not be alone if it didn’t. Internet marketing is easy to get started, but equally easy to fail due to the fast paced and at times flooded nature.
But, and it’s a big one :-). It’s takes a person to start a business to realise what they can achieve in other areas, which finds themselves heading in alternative directions in business and marketing. Take my friend James Hughes…
What About James?
James started in the product creation, promotion and marketing niche at first. He still dips his toe so to speak, but now James creates products and marketing strategies for other people. His primary business is not where he first started, he took alternative directions in alternative directions in business and online marketing business and marketing based on what he had learned when he first started. He now has a full team of people working for him, helping others.
Another couple of friends you may recognise are Dan Thompson and Paula Brett. You may know them as D9 hosting. In the early days Both Dan and Pauls started their online business creating products, blogging, marketing and affiliate marketing. When they met on a forum, Dan and Paula teamed up to provide a hosting service to a small group of people within that forum. These guys are now global and provide a fantastic service! Another successful example of alternative directions in online business and marketing.
Now there are a few draw backs to running an alternative business. Due to the nature of copywriting and report writing and design (or anything else) they take a lot of time to complete. So this doesn’t leave a lot of room for building my (your) own business. Not unless I start to work extra long hours and I don’t want that.
I’m about a week into Simple Traffic Solutions and have completed the first draft, but I’m sure there will be many many more revisions before it is complete. I won’t disclose how much I charge for sales copy of this calibre, but if this works out for John I may have quite a few more requests for work..
Always remember that starting something can lead to other things. Even if your first venture never works out, it can open the doors to opportunities you never thought possible. I hope you enjoyed – Alternative Directions in Online Business and Marketing.
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” Vincent van Gogh
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Thanks for the wise words Daniel ,
We can look at this and us it in out journey .
It’s always worth looking into to spot an alternative talent my friend.
Sorry I’ve missed you lately, thought you were working
hard and full time on your other venture.
It is something to think about. With the Internet in particular
it is very necessary to adapt to what is working for YOU.
If you get blessed with some extra time, visit on Facebook.
ah Facebook! I actually work better and faster without it. So I may just post on my Marketing From Scratch page and in the blog groups.
I have been working working on other stuff, but I am heading back into blogging again, so watch out I’m back lol.
It has been so long since I heard from John that I thought he had retired.
I am looking forward to seeing the end results of this project.
It’s still a work in progress, but I guess you will find out soon enough 😉
Hey Dan, very cool to know you were in charge for all the copywriting for your sales pages. I knew you did a few but I wasn’t aware you did most (if not all) of them.
I have been going through lots of changes myself, now as a full time SEO analyst is kind of hard to look back at what I was doing before.
Just a few days ago, a really known guy asked me to write his fourth kindle book (it was going to be the first book he didn’t write himself)
But then I realized it was going to be a lot harder to study and learn his writing style than to come up with my own book so I’m going to be doing that instead.
I could have used the extra money though but hey, it may be better in the long run, I’ll never know.
Anyway, take care man and hope that your arm is healing now.
PS. Do you guys have an aproximate launch date for Simple Traffic Solutions ver. 2.0?
Hey Sergio, nice job on the SEO job BTW sound interesting. As for the book personally I wouldn’t write one, even though I have written them for JT.
There is no launch date for STS 2.0 as yet buddy, but I will let you know as soon as.
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No Problem Sonam, glad I could help 🙂
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The first of all is that congratulation and thanks for sharing your new project.
Well, I think that you don’t the right for your jobs. Blogging and affiliate seem not enough earning for use.
To extent our income and build authority to be famous bloggers, I think that we should find something that more existed. I love what you doing right now and waiting to see that.
Anyway, you can let me know anytime because I have ready subscribed your mail list.
Again, thanks for sharing…
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