Level Two - Task One.
Discussing My Progress Thus Far.
My first niche was an oddball. It was something called "Spoon-Bending". I chose it because I didn't take the idea very seriously. That sounds a bit counter-intuitive, but it held less pressure, so I was able to look at it a pure practice.
Pure practice meant I couldn't screw anything up. If I couldn't screw anything up it was just about learning in a very fun atmosphere. Which was what I really needed.
Now I do have a bit of "skin in the game".
I chose a niche I do have a passion for, and that is hypnosis. I am reaching for something that at this point seems quite daunting. I can think of quite a few people I admire and trainings I think are really excellent, and I want to promote the exceptional things about those people and products.
I could just randomly pick crap for the sake of making "jing" but I want to talk about things that I think are great, and people I think are great. Locally there is a hypnotist who is very talented and just an all around stand up guy named Devin Hastings.
He has a business called MindbodyHypnosis.com I don't think he's a terribly famous guy, but I think he should be better known, so I'd like to talk about him. There are lots of other people "famous" and not so famous I'd like to promote. Some have affiliate product and some don't. So I want to talk about legitimately great people, products and services.
I Like What I am Learning.
One thing that has been weighing me down was the idea that I can't write for s@^t. I just never felt like a good, compelling writer. Even now I feel like I might have a few good things to say, but then I sort of, what's the word? ... I sort of run out of juice.
I have been taking some copywriting courses, and a couple of them have been very helpful. One of them really gave me permission to be a bit playful, and screwy it took the pressure off. The other one, though quite thorough has very depressing content. I feel like crying every time I read the copy.
The second one is very political, all the offers are for crap like surviving the alleged apocalypse. It's dreadful and depressing. I am sure hate and fear makes lots of money, but I will leave that kind of attitude to the angry and depressed people who are being suckered by such lies. NO THANKS.
In The Upcoming Months.
I really want to get better and better at writing copy. I can see that the first offer I placed on the hypnosis page is a nice start, but I can tell that what I have written, although pretty good would not be enough to get people to take action.
Until, and unless I get quite good I know I will have to write the damn thing, then re-write the damn thing, then go back later and re-write the damn thing again.
Maybe that's always how it works. Begin with a nice foundation, then add, and add, and add until you think perhaps it's quite good, THEN ask for people to give feedback so you can make it better... Lotta' work.
Writing Longer Pieces - One Huge Goal.
I have just written the hell out of the thing and I STILL only have five hundred and sixty something words... Good Golly!
This is going to take some work!