The Benefits Of An Information Marketing Business
The Benefits Of An Information Marketing Business : At the time of writing we’re just back in the office after attending a 3 day seminar where we learnt from the numerous speakers and trainers different aspects of an information marketing business and why TODAY more than ever this is one of the best businesses to be in.
It’s a style of business that appealed to us right from the beginning when we started our business back in 2010 replacing our traditional ‘time for money‘, location dependent consultancy business for a business that we would enjoy and would serve people like ourselves in or approaching retirement from a professional or corporate background.
Delivering information and education was what we wanted to do and what we do today but the best thing is we don’t have to create the information and nor do you!
We chose the image of a laptop with the Google search bar showing for a very good reason. People are searching for information every day in their millions! If you search “starting an information marketing business” it bought up 361,000,000 results in 4.9 seconds!
And according to reputable sources its a 300 billion dollar industry and growing.
Statistics aside let’s explain and think about WHY you would want to start an information marketing business and what are the benefits of an information marketing business.
What Are The Benefits Of An Information Marketing Business
You Can Leverage What You Know Or Someone Else Knows
With an information marketing business, everything you need to create a new product is already inside you or inside someone else. We’ll let that sink in for a moment because that was the turning point for us. We knew that people were searching for information but we didn’t want to be creating the information right out the gate and you probably don’t want to either (but you might in the future so hold the idea)
An information marketing business allows you to take the information, the secrets, the techniques, the things you already know (or someone else knows), and leverage them. Creating an information marketing business is a really great way to ‘multiply’ yourself (as we’ve heard it described) in a way that few other businesses allow.
Whether they’re products you have created yourself or products you are affiliated with or have the right to sell under licence, there is an unlimited supply of information on any topic you can imagine that you can deliver to that customer. You can also partner with other information marketers to sell your products or pay them to create products for you.
Once you’ve obtained a customer, you’re going to be able to sell that customer many things as long as you continue to provide high-quality information at a price they are willing to pay.
You don’t need a physical location to sell the products of your business. As long as you have an attractive ‘shop front’ online and a process for them to browse, select and buy then you can be open 24/7 365 all over the world.
This means you can work at home and you don’t have to worry about customers showing up at your door to buy your book, course of whatever it is you choose. You can create products and sell them online from the beach, your home or as you vacation around the world.
Not only is this very convenient, but it helps you get into business with very little in the way of overhead expenses.
This has to be one of the most attractive aspects of running an information marketing business. The internet has opened up a whole new world of what we refer to as “outsourcing” and if you have ever come across The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss then you will know that a “freedom” or “lifestyle” business is one where you outsource work to others giving you your time.
You can literally operate a business that makes well over $1 million a year with very little ‘staff’ and very little operating overhead.
A Small Investment To Get Started
An information marketing business requires only a small investment. You don’t need a lot of equipment, furniture and all that kind of stuff. It doesn’t require and special education or degrees just a desire to succeed. You literally just need to leverage the information you already know or someone else knows (we call this knowledge brokering).
For you it’s about deciding what topic of education you want to specialise in then make sure you do sufficient research to establish there’s a market of people who want what information you can provide then make sure you create or leverage the products to supply to them.
In our case we provide information of starting an online business so that provides us with a huge marketplace of information products we can sell from books to courses, coaching programs and much more.
This is a business that’s completely scaleable and you can make it as small or as large as you want and when the time is right you can sell it just like a traditional business.
This needs to be said because whilst this is the most cost effective and easiest business to start up you will need to put in the effort up front and learn the skills of marketing because without marketing a fancy shop front is just a fancy shop front. A steady stream of customers is what creates a business. Investment in a marketing education will serve you well and that of course is our favourite information that we provide via our programs and courses
If you want a course that spefically teaches you how to create an information/knowledge business then check out this link here
Who Are We
We’re former accountants of a certain age with 5 great kids, 4 grand children, a ‘grand dog’ and a cat called Vincent. We love skiing, the mountains and traveling the world and we’re passionate about helping others to start and build successful businesses online and providing the resources to do it. Our business is centered on online marketing, financial and business education for those in or approaching retirement. You can find out more and ways to work with us here