People love to get free information so using a free tutorial to share your knowledge is a great way to promote yourself and your business. By doing this, you will be establishing yourself as an expert and building your reputation. Then when people need products and/or services, you will be the one they trust and believe.
Divide your tutorial into lessons, one for each day of the tutorial or ecourse. Once you get your lessons written up you want to set them up individually on an autoresponder. There are many autoresponders available for free and for a fee. Some hosts may have autoresponders available as well. WordPress also has autoresponder plugins.
Let’s say you own a home décor and furniture website store. You could set up an ecourse on how to successfully paint a piece of furniture. Your lessons would be something like this:
Lesson 1: Choosing the Right Paint
Lesson 2: Preparing the Piece to Be Painted
Lesson 3: Painting the Piece
Lesson 4: Maintaining the Finished Look
After your lessons are completed, you can set them up to go out each day in a row or separate them by a day or two. It would depend on how many lessons you have and how long you want the tutorial to last.
Separating the information into lessons works better than sending all the info in one mailing because it keeps your name and business fresh in the mind of the potential customer.
When writing your lessons, sprinkle in information about your business and what you offer but try to make it fit into the tutorial so it doesn’t appear too. Offer special discounts for signing up for your ecourse/tutorial.
Be sure to place your contact email in each and every lesson and let the reader know you are readily available if they have any questions or comments.
Another good idea is to have a preceding thank you note with an introduction of yourself and your business along with a summary of the tutorial. This would precede the first lesson. And then once the course is finished you would have another thank you going out encouraging them to visit your site for much more information and to contact you if they have any questions.
You could also let them know about your special deal or discount they receive for taking the course. Be sure to add your social media links so they can easily follow you.
Make them fun as well by adding trivia or little games along with the lesson. Keeping people interested can sometimes take work but it is well worth the time and effort.
If you have any other tutorials, list them as well and be sure to ask them to sign up for your mailing list. These details will go a long way in building the foundation and relationship needed to gain the customer’s trust and patronage.
Once your tutorial is complete you want to start promoting it so people can start signing up.
Add it to your email and networking group signatures:
FREE 4-day tutorial on painting furniture
place your URL here
Promote it on your social media pages and promote it often.
Offer it to your newsletter subscribers and post it on your website/blog.
Advertise it with ad swaps.
Put it on your business card and/or flyers.
Integrate it into your resource box when guest posting or submitting content.
Tutorials can be educational and fun so use them to your advantage and let them help increase your sales and build your business.
Source by Terri Seymour
In this article, we will be covering a very basic answer that is surprisingly asked by many beginner guitar players. As you know, learning to play guitar can be quite frustrating especially if you are trying to teach yourself. There is so much information on the internet and in the world that you risk experiencing information overload which does not good in getting you to be where you want to be. Now do not let that discourage you because we are going to focus on one thing for today and that is to build up your calluses so you can play guitar for longer periods of time without experiencing pain by practicing these basic exercises I have issued below . I believe that by taking one lesson at a time, your guitar learning will improve at a rate much faster than you thought.
Play Until It Hurts – No Pain, No Gain
You know that saying, "no pain, no gain." Well, I do not think you should follow it entirely. Pain is a way of your body telling you to stop to avoid damaging yourself even further. The same could be said for your fingers when they start hurting. I have been told by some guitar players that you should keep playing through the pain. I disagree with these statements and here is why: when your fingers start to hurt, you risk the chance of developing blisters if you keep on trying to play through the pain, especially if you are new. What I recommend if you want to build calluses is to play the guitar until you start to feel pain. When you are not able to press down the strings that well due to pain, take a break. Pick the guitar up again in about 10 minutes and start practicing some more and repeat the process.
Callus Building Exercise
This is a simple exercises that you can perform when you are playing the guitar. Simply practice holding down a guitar string for 5 seconds, releasing the string, and then holding it down again. Do this over and over again for each finger on each string. You can go even further and do it on different parts of the guitar neck as this will teach you the different feelings for each finger up and down the neck.
Be sure to play everyday as building calluses take time. The less you play, the longer it will take to build up your calluses. I've had to rebuild my calluses after taking months of breaks, so this is a never ending journey!
Source by Tim H. Johnson
Because it’s easier to find or design a house plan for a given lot rather than find a lot that suits a specific house plan, I recommend you buy your land first, before you acquire any plans.
A. Where You Need To Look For Land
Once you know the size home you’re going to build, you have an idea of where you should be looking for land. You want to build your home in an area where homes are of comparable size and value. In rural areas you will see all kinds of weird stuff. You’ll see a $600,000 home next to a $60,000 home or a mobile home next to an estate. As you get closer to a city or metropolitan area, you’re going to be regulated by zoning laws and/or covenants in a subdivision. These zoning laws and covenants will normally dictate the minimum size home you can build. Even in areas with no zoning requirements, the price of the land will determine the size home you will build. For example, you wouldn’t build a $50,000 home on a $200,000.00 lot. You could, but that wouldn’t be financially wise.
Note About The Appraised Value: If you are building a home for resale, you need to be acutely aware of what it will sell or appraise for in a given area – before you purchase the lot.
B. How To Find A Lot
1. Real estate agent or broker
In most cities a real estate agent or broker can provide you with a list of many available lots for sale in your area.
2. Local newspaper
Your local newspaper is a good source for locating lots for sale by an owner.
3. Free publications
There are free publications in many areas where individuals will list a lot for sale.
4. The Internet
The Internet is providing more and more bulletin boards where individuals can advertise a lot for sale.
5. Land Developer
You may be able to purchase a lot from a local land developer. If you do not know the difference between a builder and a developer, let me explain.
A developer is an individual who will buy raw land, clear it, install the sewer lines, gas lines, water lines, and streets, and then sell the developed lots to builders. Sometimes the developer is also the builder.
When the market is booming, a developer could go into a room full of builders and choose whom they will and will not sell to. But here’s the deal -the developer may require a chosen builder to purchase a minimum of five lots. The builder may want in the subdivision, but may not want to start five homes. You could ask this builder if he would sell you one of his lots. I have bought many lots from other builders this way. The only way you’re going to know if the developer or builder will sell is to ask! When the market is slow, most developers, anywhere in the country, would probably be more than happy to sell you a lot.
Source by Thomas R. Harrison