Whether you believe it or not you are talented and gifted in some way. That’s right you can do something that the world needs to know about. Still not convinced? Well I’ll give you a moment to ponder. Maybe you are a good cook. What’s stopping you from filming your own cooking segment and placing it on the various community video sites such as YouTube, MetaCafe, and DailyMotion. Maybe you have an idea for a children’s book. You can publish it online. Are you an expert on something? Share it with the world. Maybe you can teach a foreign language in the form of a webinar or eClass. Whatever your creative mind comes up with, don’t leave the World Wide Web out of your plans for super stardom.
Modern technology has made it possible to demonstrate or solicit your products and talents via the internet. So the major TV network will not pick up your show idea…put it on the internet. You have been teaching for years at the university. Why not teach your own classes online? Everyone continues to tell you that you need to write a book. Why not create an eBook and sell it on the internet. Here are a few steps to help you get started.
1)It’s critical to determine you niche and your audience. Then you must decide on which one of your many talents you are going to introduce to the cyber community.
2) Create a website. It is important to have a specific location to drive you new fans to. Don’t stress you don’t have to build the site yourself. There are many web template sites you can use to find a professional and inexpensive web solution. Try typing “website templates” into your favorite search engine. You can actually create a basic website, register a domain name, and hosting company for less than a couple hundred dollars. Make sure to register your new website with the various search engines such as Yahoo, MSN, and Google.
3) Determine the medium to be used to illustrate your talent. Are you selling “how- to videos”? Are you teaching a foreign language class online? Can you interview important people? Whatever you talent is you have to find the best software to make it available for your new adoring fans. Before you run out to purchase all of those expensive products awaiting your new celebrity status, I am here to tell you that you can do this in at minimum. For example, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Live Meeting, and WebEx are some of the web meeting software solutions that will allow you to have cyber meetings, classes or webinars for a reasonable monthly fee. Adobe Writer is software that can convert your word processing documents into PDF files to use for your eBooks. YouTube, MetaCafe, and DailyMotion are some websites that will allow you to post videos, which could also include a catchy commercial for your website.
4) Open a merchant account. You need to be able to accept payment online so that your fans can get access to you products or services quickly. Some of the companies that provide low cost merchant solutions are Google Check Out, PayPal, and 2Checkout. It’s important that you find a company that offers the best services and products for what you are looking to do. Whichever merchant account you decide, be sure to use a search engine and research the “reviews” of the merchant account to be able to make an informed decision.
Great, you have your idea, website, and payment method set in place. Now you have to put your marketing hat on and promote your site. There are various ways to do this. You can write an informative free article that will educate readers…much like the one you are reading now. You can send direct mail with eye catching post cards to your target audience. Your possibilities are limitless.
Don’t wait one moment longer. Share your talents with the world. Start with these simple steps and you may be on your way to become the next Cyber Rock Star!