Plan To Succeed With Information Product Creation: Why You Need To Split Your Process Up

One of the keys to succeeding in information product creation is to break the process up into discrete steps. This frequently isn’t an instinctive reaction for the typical information marketer. Especially on the internet where small sized learning products are the norm.

However, it is extremely important to your ultimate success. In fact, I would go so far as to say that if you don’t do this you probably won’t succeed… even when you are starting out let alone as you move forward.

Your product creation system should do this for you if only to help you to understand the overall task.

But why?

In this article, I’m going to ignore chunking and focus on the practical aspects. That’s not to say that chunking isn’t important. It is. It’s important to understanding and to learning the process. But while you can use the same chunks as you move forward, long term your focus needs to be on the operation of the system not the understanding of it. Unless of course you are constantly training new people!

So why is chunking important to long term use of the product creation process? (Yes, I know systems design uses a different term for this process but I’m not teaching you systems design. So I’m going to use the word learning content designers use.)

The first reason that having individual discrete tasks is important is one of schedule estimation. Frequently it is very difficult to estimate how long the total task of creating a product will take. After all, the size and type of the products matters as does the number of products in your product funnel. And those are just the most obvious elements. However, estimating a discrete task is often much easier. The total can then be estimated as the total of the discrete tasks.

Secondly, scheduling a large task can be problematic. However, by segmenting the task into a number of discrete tasks, you gain a much greater flexibility in scheduling. Not only that but as your business begins to add people you are able to schedule multiple people to the product creation.

Finally, segmenting a large task into smaller discrete tasks allows you to have much better control over the product creation. This affects two different areas — status and quality.

By segmenting your process into discrete tasks you are able to schedule and record the progress at much more detailed level. As a result you are more in control of the status of the product creation. You know what everyone is doing. When they should complete it. And how much it should cost. You also know exactly what has been done.

You also improve your overall quality. Instead of waiting until everything is done you can check quality as you go. This allows you to immediate react to low quality products without absorbing their costs. This means that you have less rework and your rework costs less. And if the product is not going to meet its quality requirement you will know about it in time to stop the development, change the requirement or fix the product.

How To Stay On Track To A Profitable Home Based Business

Nothing can replace persistence and innovation if you care to have any chance of having a profitable home based business.

All the looks, the intelligence, and the money might be great to have, but it’s not going to help you have a profitable home based business. Persistence and innovation is going to be what you’ll need to succeed.

Let me recount a true story about the power of persistence and innovation

In 1990 this person I know decided he wanted to start a profitable home based business of his own.

By 2001 He was flat broke. I mean he was past broke if you could say such a thing.

He was incredibly in over his head, with a debt of $60,000 and he wasn’t bringing in an income.

Never in a million years did he ever think he wouldn’t have a profitable home based business by then. And how life goes, the bills kept rolling in like clockwork. Each creditor wanting their money right away.

They had no idea that he wasn’t able to pay any of them.

He wasn’t living his dream of having a profitable home based business and he was pinned against a rock and a hard place. He had to have cash fast or he was going to lose everything, including his house. He figured this would have broken up his family for sure.

He was taking in from $500 to $1000 a month while his bills and living expenses easily reached 3000+ a month. A profitable home based business would have taken care of it but…

The math was simple and didn’t add up. Every month he was going deeper and deeper in debt by paying bills with credit card cash advances.

He drained $25,000 in savings and dug himself into a $60,000 credit card pit.

But…in just ONE MONTH he was able to completely reverse what he was doing wrong when he of course figured it out. In fact, astonishingly he went from $500 a month to over $9000 in the very next month.

And it got even better with the next month pulling in $15,000 a month.

And then could you believe $25,000?

Then his home based Internet business just took off like he was shot out of a cannon making him $50,000 per month

He was doing so good that he decided to write extensively on his rise to success in making the real transition to a profitable home based business.

And what’s outstanding about this is that he’s developed 2 courses that explain in detail how anyone can duplicate what he’s done to sustain a profitable home based business if they are persistent.

But with all the detail and painstaking attempts he’s made to make these courses awesome, there is one variable he had know control over.

Can you think what that one major variable was? Well the answer was You of course.

None of us are or ever will be the same. It doesn’t matter how much we try to imitate someone, we will always do it a little different in our own original path. So when it comes to our own profitable home based business, we have to find our own path.

He concluded that ‘success’ is dependent on many variables. Your personality, skills, experiences, cultural background and motivation etc.

Since we are all unique, a profitable home based business is not going to happen doing it just exactly like someone else. Of course I’m not saying not to learn from others, but rather we need to fit what we learn according to our own personalities.

That means to follow a model or learn information and integrate it into our very own personal business philosophy.

It’s critical that you build your profitable home based business based on who you are.

You’re home based Internet business must mirror you as a the person you really are. I don’t want to get philosophical on you, but just to say you need to have confidence in yourself, if you are to have a profitable home based business.

If you don’t find yourself, It can be easy to get stuck with indecision because of the lack of confidence or for whatever reason. This can slow your progress towards a profitable home based business.

Here are 3 ways you can unstick yourself and keep going towards your dream of a profitable home based business.

1-When you just can’t seem to get past a problem and you’re not moving forward, get out of your house and go somewhere completely different. Who cares where it’s at, just go and spend a day or two in a completely different environment. You’ll refresh your mind and think more clearly as you completely change your routine.

2-Take a 180 degree turn in your daily routine. Do things that are totally uncharacteristic of you. Take a different road you never thought to take or learn a hobby that you wanted to do, but never considered doing. Get your mind working in a way that it has never worked before.

3- This sounds bizarre, but when you can’t move forward, jump up and down, shout and dance and just physically move that body of yours. Get the body moving in different ways has a way of stimulating the mind in ways to create new ways of thinking and getting you unstuck in your current way of thinking.

To conclude a profitable home based business can be yours if you get the right information and guidance that can be integrated into your own personality. Find out who you are and be that person in your business. When you get stuck along the way take a 180-degree turn in doing things to unstick yourself and keep your thinking clear and fresh.

5 Easy Steps to Start a Home Based Business For Stay at Home Moms

Following these 5 easy steps on how to start a home based business for stay at home moms will have you working in your shorts and earning an extra income in a very short amount of time.Step 1- Research Legitimate Home Based Businesses: No matter what business you are thinking of, always first look for legitimate home based businesses. You could sit at your computer and Google search “Legitimate Home Based Business”, all day long and receive pages full of promising looking opportunities, but you can’t be sure they are real. A real legitimate home business will have full company support and a phone number, kind of like the old days when your mom dealt with Avon. Select the company you are interested in and call the support line to ask for company references. The next thing you’ll do from the comfort of your home is call those references and ask how they are doing with the product you are thinking of promoting. If the reports are good, then also consider step #2.Step 2- Money Making Opportunities: Opportunities to make money are all over the internet, but the question is: “which one is best for a stay at home mom with kids, pets and other responsibilities?”? When you think of a work at home businesses you also must consider your working hours around your other responsibilities. Work at home for moms aren’t just sitting in front of a computer all day with roses and chocolates at their computer desk. They have pets, kids and other house chores to deal with too. Make sure you choose a home business that allows you the time you need to be a multi tasker, and still see huge rewards from your efforts. With that said, you may want to consider an internet home business as in step #3.Step 3- Internet Home Business: An internet home Business based on Multi Level Marketing (MLM) is a perfect stay at home mom business. The MLM internet home business of today allows for flexible hours and long term residual pay based on just one sale. If you are even a little bit internet savvy, you could be earning an extra income in a few short weeks while still walking the dog and picking up the kids from school. Just be sure to find a Multi Level Marketing program that pays at least 5 levels deep. These secure long term residual commissions for many years after your first sale.4th- How to Start a Business: Let’s assume you have made the choice to be a stay at home mom and have found the business you would like to pursue, now you simply need to know how to start a business. To start your own business does not have to be complicated or time consuming. A few hours a day between packing lunches or changing diapers is all that is required. Just set a few hours aside to devote to your new home business as you would if you were still working a 9 to 5 at your old job. If you followed the advice above, and have found a legitimate home business, you’ll have plenty of studying to do. Get some paper, pen and a cup of hot coffee, then just sit at your desk or sofa, and read the sales procedures. If you have joined an MLM program, you’ll also have an upline you can call on for support. Grab another cup of coffee, get your cell phone, and make that call! Your upline will be happy to help you because if you don’t make money, they don’t make money!5th- Starting Your Own Business: Starting your own business has it’s rewards. Your dreams of painting the home, replacing windows or buying a new car are all available to you if you remember one thing: It’s called a “Work at home business” because you actually have to do a little work! So when starting your own business, treat it like a business and set aside some time to learn about your program. The long term rewards will be well worth your early efforts. Keep these last few thoughts of how to start a home based business for stay at home moms in your head while you are searching for a new work at home business strategy.a. Look for a Company with Low Up Front Start Up Costs.
b. Check to be sure it has Minimal Time Investment to allow you to still get the kids, walk the dog, or just take a nappy if you feel like it.
c. Always choose the business that has Large Commission Potential, and those would be MLM programs.