You can probably tell from what I've been writing and publishing lately that I'm in simplify mode.
I think I've made my business far too complex for me to run. It's simply not sustainable. It's no fun. Too many things to remember, too many “t's” to cross and “i's” to dot.
So I'm pulling back. Way back.
Always know that my main objective is to help you. I get a real kick out of helping people. It's why I started this site. And it's why I'll keep doing this as long as I can.
Now – to simplify.
Areas needing improvement – domains
I have too many domains. Every time I had a business idea, I got a new domain, built a site, and added some content. That is, if I got around to it.
Often, I never got around to fully setting up a lot of domains. Which resulted in wasted money, time, and effort. No more.
Hence, I'm selling a bunch of domains. I won't ever develop them, I won't use them, and they're up for sale.
I've written ebooks and Kindles and produced video courses. I've used various platforms (JV Zoo, Warrior Plus, and Zaxaa).
As you know, I'm all about content creation and repurposing. So I'm determined to make that work, BIG TIME now.
I will continue writing Kindles. It's a great source of recurring income and builds my authority in my chosen subjects (that's another thing – see below). But I will port the content of those Kindles into Udemy courses and value-added ebooks.
So, Kindle, Udemy, and Zaxaa (for product sales/delivery of the ebooks).
Areas of Expertise
I spend way too much time being a Jack of All Trades – it's too much. From now to the foreseeable future, I will focus my efforts on blogging. Of course, I won't let my skill sets dwindle in other areas. I simply won't post much about those other areas.
I really do believe that your blog CAN BE your business. Or at least a substantial part of it. Content marketing is what we're all doing. My blog is a major component of that.
In fact, I've often said that “All roads must lead back to your blog.” And I believe it. And I (mostly) do it.
But now I have to focus almost solely on that and make sure I'm practicing what I'm preaching.
The game plan is as follows.
I will build my subscriber lists through content. I will keep in touch with my audience mostly through email. Those emails will link back to this site.
I will be accepting new clients only on a limited basis. My clients must fit me as much as I fit them. And only one or two at a time.
It's a simple plan. And that's the point.
Nearly everything I do, business-wise, will be conducted on this site and through email.
A Better Me
All of this, and more, is part of the “A Better Me” program that I'm putting together for myself. I may post “A Better Me” later on.
Until then, here's to simplifying and scaling things back.