As a former classroom teacher, I tend to think of my marketing style as one of marketing to fifth graders. I loved teaching that age group, ten and eleven years old, and they were eager to please me as the teacher. Now that I teach adults all over the world how to start an online business and make money from their computer, there are many similarities I have observed.
Teaching these people is like working with fifth graders. They are confused and sometimes take no action until I give them specific directions. Once they understand what to do, there is no stopping them from achieving their goals. That is part of what I love about what I do.
All of us want to be appreciated and to know someone out there cares, so when my students receive an unexpected gift from me they are deeply touched. I used to surprise my fifth graders with cookies or a video; my adult students get excited when I record a video for them or hold a webinar on a Saturday morning to help them. It’s very similar if you think about it. In both cases I am showing the people, no matter what their age, that I truly care about them.
My fifth graders would also become very lazy with their assignments if I did not stay on them. My adult students need to be prodded along at times, and I make sure to remind them what to do. Many times people do not take action for another reason, so finding out what the underlying problem is will definitely make a difference in the end result.
I have also found that adults and fifth graders alike easily get distracted by something new and exciting. As their teacher, I must constantly remind them to stay on task and finish what they have started before moving on to a new project.
Remember that the reason to start an internet business is to give you the time and money to live the life you choose. Download a free teleseminar on building your online business by visiting http://www.OnlineWritingSuccess.com to learn how to write articles, blog, become involved in social networking and learn the technology needed to build a profitable online business. Connie Ragen Green has been online since 2005 and teaches people how to build their own online business in record time, offering free teleseminars weekly, as well as online courses in a workshop environment with webinars. She is also a former teacher who loved teaching 5th graders.