There are many ways you will provide content if you are working in the Internet marketing industry. It can be casual or formal, for example posting in social networks and forums to blogging and reports. While on one hand you want to build relationships by being friendly and open, on the other you want to give people something that has direct informational value.
It may seem really unachievable to think you might publish a report or eBook in the beginning of your online business career. You may not feel confident in your writing skills, (but if you work at it you can only improve!); and you might not think you know anything that is relevant to anything, (but you can find out easily because the Internet is a virtual sea of information that is at your fingertips!).
If you went to high school and even middle school or junior high school, you must remember writing book reports, right? A report that provides valuable information can be as simple as that. You read some material to research your subject and then you write down some main points that you want to convey. Then you massage the data a bit to make it presentable (legible, interesting and understandable), and then put it together to create and publish an eBook or report.
You can use this report in a few different ways – either just publish it on your monetized blog so as to possibly attract followers who may become a future customer, or offer it as an incentive with the same goal in mind. For example offer to give the report away free in exchange for their email address. This is implied permission for you to send them one or more emailed letters or reports in which you might promote something to them that you are selling.
Giving information away for free in exchange for permission to email people is a real primary strategy used for a long time by many of the most successful Internet marketers. People (a) love to get something free; (b) really do need help and information; and (c) may really trust you because you did give them something that helped them. What better environment is there to promote your business?
The hardest part of writing content sometimes is getting an idea of what to write about. There is a very good saying about this and it is ‘to be interesting you have to be interested’. So if you can’t think of anything to write about, go read something. Make lists as you go through your day so that you will begin to get some subjects to research on a search engine. Go to the links that are provided to read descriptions and more detailed content and make notes. Then just start writing about it.