What do I mean by this is ? When we see something through out the day that you believe you can improve on or maybe thinking about starting your own home based business out of a great idea or get an awesome idea about writing a great article, a blog post or what ever your creative mind comes up with then you start thinking in your mind about how can you can capitalize on this idea.
This is your, ” AHA Moment “.
But most go through the day doing what they normally do at work or busy doing what ever their life demands and at the end of the day we forget what it was we where thinking about or forgot the details of the idea. So that “AHA” moment is lost forever.
So, in order to capitalize on that idea you must take decisive and massive action or at minimum make notes with bullet points you came up with.
So how do you capitalize on these ideas or thoughts? As Napoleon Hill said in the book, ” Think and Grow Rich ” and he was absolutely right.
If you have not read this book then I highly recommend you read. This book is one of the best entrepreneurial books since 1937 and still a go to book for entrepreneurs serious about their business.
I have been on many webinars training (Online Training) and conference calls with some of the most respected internet entrepreneurs like Mike Dillard, and author Bob Proctor each one earning six and seven figure incomes and one thing I found them to have in common, they all take massive immediate action and they do not wait until the time is right or have enough money to do it or what ever other excuse anyone comes up with which by the way is called ” procrastination “, the killer of 97% of all dreams, aspirations or that creative thought, or your “AHA” moment.
This is what separates the Doers from the Followers, the Doers take action and the Followers continue to follow the crowds and/or their Bosses.
How Do You Capitalize On Your “AHA” Moment?
For Example: If Starting a Home Business
1- Capitalize on Your AHA Moment: The first thing you must do is stop what ever it is your doing at that very moment you are having that “AHA” thought and put pencil to paper and write as much detail about as possible and don’t worry about punctuation or a proper written article. You will organize it later.
One the best ways to take notes of my ideas is using your cell phone. Everyone has one today. All cell phones today have notepads and voice recording features in them and it is very easy to store your information which I have found not only very useful but it also frees up your brain for other thoughts or ideas you may come up with and you will notice how less stressed you will feel because you didn’t have to keep those thoughts in your brain all day.
2- Time Management: Don”t wait for when you have time or when you are at the right setting or moment. There is never a better time then RIGHT NOW! Take notes the second you come up with the idea or thought. Don’t PROCRASTINATE.
3- Keyword Research: When you get home or to the office in front of your computer go to Google and research your idea. Find out everything you can find out about your idea.
Is it something customers will purchase? Do you have a lot of competition? And if you do, “How can you beat your competitors?” Go to Google Keyword Tracker Tool, it is free to use.
If you have a Gmail account you can use it to login or just create a new gmail to logon to the keyword tool. Here you will see how many people are looking for what you have to offer. Here is a video showing you how to do a keyword research so you can find good keywords:
5- Autoresponder/Email Management: You should have an Autoresponder in place to stay in touch with your readers, subscribers and/or clients so you don’t have to email them individually and it will make your life less stressful. I personally use AWeber, I find it user friendly and easy to use.
6- Domain Name: You will need a Domain Name ( Recommended ). This will be your website dot com name. When doing this you want to have a name that is relevant to your idea and website content so when you start marketing with these words (called keywords) in your Domain names ( but don’t get bogged down on this ), in the titles and the body of your website so you can start getting picked up by Search Engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN and many others.
7- Content: Then you will need to write compelling articles on your website/blog that tells them a brief biography of yourself and how this idea will improve their business, their life situation or how it will benefit them. Something I learned a long time ago in sales from one of my mentors is, “Sell The Sizzle Not The Steak”.
Which means, sell the benefits not the product. If you are trying to get them to go to your home based business website to sign up, you want to tell them why they want to sign up and how this product or service will help them solve their problem.
Will this opportunity give them financial freedom, freedom of time to be with their family, receive residual income or what ever your “why” is.
8- Marketing…Now that you have your idea together you need to market your idea. Today you have many options to market and a lot of them are free or inexpensive.
You have Social Media sites like Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest, Instagram, MySpace.com, Twitter, Pinterest, IBO Social Network, Better Networker, EzineArticles and many other marketing platforms that you can use.
There are many paid advertising websites available as well, like Facebook PPC, Google PPC, Yahoo PPC and Bind Ads to mention a few.
9- Follow Up: After you have done all this then the fun part begins. Now that you have the customer details when he or she signs up for your opportunity you need to FOLLOW UP with them which your autoresponder will do but also if customers provide you with their phone number I personally suggest giving them a call. Why?
Because the follow up accounts for 35 to 50% of prospects converting into paying customers. This is why and if that is not enough reason I don’t know what is.
10- Mindset: Change your MINDSET! Should have been #1 because having the right mindset when starting out will give your business a better chance of succeeding.
You are the only one that can do this. Nobody else is responsible for your achievements or failures but you. The quicker you get this in your head and start taking responsibility for yourself the closer you will be to your goals.
And don’t let the nay sayers or negative people regardless who they are kill your dream. My mother always told me, ” Tell me who you hang out with and I will tell you who you are. ” The same goes for business.
11- Focus and Commitment: You must go into your business or idea with the focus and commitment to follow through and persevere even when running into obstacles that could derail your success.
You must step away from the craziness, TV, or distractions and find a corner somewhere where you can think and be productive. Set aside a time that you do not have any distractions.
12- SEO – What is SEO? ( Search Engine Optimization ) This is what we call Organic Marketing to get the Google’s, Bing’s and Yahoo’s to pick up your website and start displaying it on their Search Engines and working your way up to the top 10 of the first page which should be your ultimate goal.
These are the words or phrases that most people type in their web browser when looking for a product or service they need. You can use the Google Keyword Tracker Tool to find out what people are searching for.
This is an example of how you can capitalize on your ” AHA ” moment. The concept is the same for any idea or business. Use your imagination and be creative. Everyday many businesses and inventions are created and if you believe in yourself then you can achieve anything you set your mind to achieve.
If you want to learn more about how to capitalize on your “AHA” moment or idea then I recommend you read a great book I read titled, ” The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth ” by Robert Allen. Awesome book.
Capitalize On Your AHA Moment!
If you noticed through this article I have talked about some very successful people I have a lot of respect for but more importantly I choose to learn from these successful entrepreneurs because it is the quickest way to achieve success is to copy someone that has already achieved the success your after.
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel and bang your head against the wall trying to figure out how to put your idea into action to make it happen.
Take Massive Action Today and Make Your Success, No One Will Give It To You, You Must Earn It.
Would love to hear your story and insights as well.