Where To Start When You’re Stuck – Online Marketing
Hi Everyone! I want to start today’s blog about where to start when you’re stuck. We’ve all been there! You have it all mapped out in your head, you’re ready to begin your online journey. You open up your laptop, or sit down at your desk with excitement. And then there it is. The fear and confusion that grips you when you’re staring at a blank screen! Believe it or not, it doesn’t just happen to newbies. Experienced marketers often come against the wall from time to time. When this happens to you, take a deep breath and start thinking of what you want to accomplish today. Just today. And maybe even just this hour.
For example, if you’re plan was to take some of the PLR you just purchased and craft it into a blog post or a report for your customers as a freebie for you opt-in, then this is where you start. Let’s break it down from here. What is the topic you are focusing on? Let’s take the example where you’ve got some PLR on the topic of gardening. Skim over the existing PLR and jot down the main points of the article as you read it. If it’s about growing tomatoes, does it cover temperature, soil needs, how long it takes before you see the tasty tomatoes? If not, do you want to include some of your own ideas. No matter what your focus is, it will help if you look over something that already exists, just to jumpstart your own thought processes.
I often like to get inspiration from magazines, web articles or even books that I am reading. I use whatever I have handy. You may be thinking that writing a blog post or an opt-in freebie isn’t what you’re stuck on. The truth is, it’s doesn’t matter. You’ve got to start SOMEWHERE. Get your mind flowing first, and then jump back into the project you are working on.
If you subscribe to other blogs, and I heartily encourage you to, open a few of them up and read the latest posts. Even if the blogs aren’t directly related to what you are doing, you’ll likely gain some nuggets that will get your mind thinking and you can use that to start fresh on your own projects.
There are plenty of times when I have a ton of items I want to accomplish, but when I sit down to do them, I just don’t know where to start. For me, I use exactly what I’m suggesting that you do. I read over other blogs that I enjoy and it sort of resets my mind to being productive. I have a major list of items I want to tackle on any given day and it often does feel overwhelming, especially since I am still working my day job. I have limited time to work on my own work, and I can’t afford the time to stare at a blank post for too long. Spending a few minutes getting my mind creating is time well-spent, because I want to maximize the time that I do have.
There are other ways of course that can get you through the times when you are stuck (turning on music, working in a coffee shop, etc), and whatever works best for you is what you should try!
Share your tricks to get unstuck in my comments below! We’re all in this together.