Information marketers are subject matter experts who leverage their knowledge and expertise to provide valuable service to others. Whether their communication mediums include traditional printed books, ebooks, audio programs, DVDs or webinars, information marketers (info-marketers) can capitalize on any area of expertise they desire provided they can demonstrate their authority.
Info-Marketing as a Profession
Info-marketing is highly attractive to aspiring entrepreneurs seeking a low-cost business opportunity with a high return on investment. Structured in a lightweight and flexible manner, info-marketing businesses are very lean operations that can be started with just a computer and the desire to share topic knowledge.
Scalability of the model also provides an incentive for infopreneurs seeking to control business costs. It’s not unheard of for info-marketers to operate multimillion-dollar companies on minimal budgets that would be considered obscene in other industries. Where else can someone generate millions of dollars annually using only their computer, an Internet connection and their professional knowledge – and still have the freedom to operate their business anywhere in the world?
Are You an Infopreneur?
Everyone possesses a considerable amount of knowledge on at least one unique topic others don’t, so it’s quite possible that you might have considered becoming a subject matter expert. But does your experience of one or more topics automatically mean that you have the ability to start an internet marketing business as asuccessful infopreneur?
Yes… and no.
Yes, you can build a profitable info-marketing business based upon personal areas of expertise. Hundreds of people have made money doing so. However, you cannot let the appearance of the industry fool you.
Quite often, many foolishly assume info-marketing is a surefire get rich quick opportunity sheerly based upon its humble financial startup and limitless profit potential. But the information marketing industry isn’t for the faint or lazy at heart. Building a successful info-marketing brand that can be leveraged for long-term success takes time, and can be brutal for those who are incapable of putting in the work.
Regular sacrifices of your blood, sweat and tears are required in the startup phase of any business. Information marketing is no exception. Earning credibility and respect for your expertise takes time; it can take years before you earn the respect you think you deserve from your audience and peers in your industry.
Last but not least, becoming a trailblazer in your industry requires thought leadership and innovation, both of which require heavy commitment to your subject matter. Expect to devote your life to mastery of your niche. Mastering your subject will position you among the crème de la crème in your field; failure to do so will destroy everything you’ve worked so hard to build.
Becoming a Subject Matter Expert
Everyone has at least one experience or area of knowledge that can be leveraged to build a successful information marketing empire. If you’re up for the challenge of using your skills to become a subject matter expert, I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy of The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice. Written by Brendon Burchard, founder of the Experts Academy, Millionaire Messenger outlines a simple but powerful strategy that engages you in developmental exercises that expose your personal gifts, and then provides a 10-step blueprint to building a rock-solid business upon a foundation of focus, mastery and genuine value.