Plan To Succeed With Information Product Creation: Why You Need To Split Your Process Up

One of the keys to succeeding in information product creation is to break the process up into discrete steps. This frequently isn’t an instinctive reaction for the typical information marketer. Especially on the internet where small sized learning products are the norm.

However, it is extremely important to your ultimate success. In fact, I would go so far as to say that if you don’t do this you probably won’t succeed… even when you are starting out let alone as you move forward.

Your product creation system should do this for you if only to help you to understand the overall task.

But why?

In this article, I’m going to ignore chunking and focus on the practical aspects. That’s not to say that chunking isn’t important. It is. It’s important to understanding and to learning the process. But while you can use the same chunks as you move forward, long term your focus needs to be on the operation of the system not the understanding of it. Unless of course you are constantly training new people!

So why is chunking important to long term use of the product creation process? (Yes, I know systems design uses a different term for this process but I’m not teaching you systems design. So I’m going to use the word learning content designers use.)

The first reason that having individual discrete tasks is important is one of schedule estimation. Frequently it is very difficult to estimate how long the total task of creating a product will take. After all, the size and type of the products matters as does the number of products in your product funnel. And those are just the most obvious elements. However, estimating a discrete task is often much easier. The total can then be estimated as the total of the discrete tasks.

Secondly, scheduling a large task can be problematic. However, by segmenting the task into a number of discrete tasks, you gain a much greater flexibility in scheduling. Not only that but as your business begins to add people you are able to schedule multiple people to the product creation.

Finally, segmenting a large task into smaller discrete tasks allows you to have much better control over the product creation. This affects two different areas — status and quality.

By segmenting your process into discrete tasks you are able to schedule and record the progress at much more detailed level. As a result you are more in control of the status of the product creation. You know what everyone is doing. When they should complete it. And how much it should cost. You also know exactly what has been done.

You also improve your overall quality. Instead of waiting until everything is done you can check quality as you go. This allows you to immediate react to low quality products without absorbing their costs. This means that you have less rework and your rework costs less. And if the product is not going to meet its quality requirement you will know about it in time to stop the development, change the requirement or fix the product.

The Importance of Home Based Business Scripts

I was having a conversation with one of my business partners tonight, and the topic came up about home based business scripts. We were actually talking about how much of a struggle it is for new business owners to get on track in terms of getting over the anxiety to call their people to promote events, products, or services. My response was that it’s just a natural part of the sales process, and that people should get over it. We discussed various ideas and threw around some new ones to help people overcome the fear, but it all came down to home based business scripts.Without having home based business scripts in front of you to sort of act as a verbal guide, it’s mortifying to so many individuals who start a home based business that they need to pick up the phone and actually talk to people. I know many people who will actually take the time to come up with excuses just so they can get out of a call workshop or calling their people. It’s very sad, because if they only knew how much their friends, family, and acquaintances actually thought of them, then they wouldn’t be so fearful. The truth is, they rarely think of you, so why waste your time fretting over people who don’t even think that much of you?Do you ever wonder why movies have scripts? It’s because it doesn’t ruin the flow of the movie, because it allows the actors and actresses to follow a rubric so they won’t stall and create more “NG” clips. I think people refer to these as bloopers, but you get the picture. Home based business scripts are equally important when it comes to your own success, because if you had to “wing it,” you would probably be stumbling and bumbling and the exchange would be an utter fail with the customer or prospect, because they would soon realize that you have no idea what you are doing.I know that some of you are rolling your eyes, because you think that you are a superstar in the industry, and that you can make any call, without home based business scripts, and you’ll be successful. Well my friend, I can tell you this: superstars only come once in a lifetime. Everyone else learns how to be professional through scripted performance.Any good home based entrepreneur knows that the key to success is through duplication of teachable techniques that everyone can do. Establishing home based business scripts is one of those duplicatable techniques that can trickle through your organization. Flying by the seat of your pants is definitely not considered duplicatable.So what comprises really great home based business scripts? Let’s take a look:1) Good script packages cover almost every occasion possible so your new business partners always have a way to get in a conversation and get out with contact information.2) The script is clear, concise, and easy to follow without any real pre-coaching3) Scripts are made with ever-changing dynamics in mind, such like a decision tree, where different scenarios that are presented are already covered in the tree to guide the prospect through the conversation4) Scripts are so well-written that they don’t really leave any room for interpretation or modification of the wording. 5) Good scripts should have a setup and follow-up system before and after the script content, so the prospect knows how to open, and more importantly, CLOSE!6) Scripts are generally free of foul language or slang, so it removes any angst or ambiguity. 7) Scripts have good use of emotional language and trigger words that the prospects can identify with to create value.During that exchange with one of my business partners at the beginning of this article, I actually came up with some fantastic home based business scripts that are virtually fail-proof and get the job done every time. If you want to create your own scripts too, I would highly recommend it! It’s good practice, and it can help to improve your writing ability and imagination.If you are just starting out and want pre-made scripts, there are a number you can find online. Just figure out what works for you and is a script that you are comfortable using during a phone conversation. Anything you can do to make that experience easier and less nerve-racking is a plus.

Running A Successful Christian Home Based Business

Running a successful Christian home based business is not easy, but if you work hard then it will pay off. Christian business is as hard to run as any business. However there is always the benefit of working for God and gaining the rewards. If you feel passionate about your Christian beliefs then there is no better way of sharing them than with your own home based Christian business.Running any business is a challenge, but with hard work and effort it can be very rewarding. Working with a team of staff members is not always necessary when running a business based from home. In fact, it could be a very simple business such as a blog or other article writing site. There is no need to have a complex business idea although it does help to have a business plan. There are many Christians who have made great successes by running their own Christian home based business.Even in the world we are living today there are many benefits of having a home based business. Although times are economically tough, there is always the opportunity to expand your own business. Therefore, if you do expand the business you will make greater profits and get more customers. The best way of starting any Christian based business is to start small and then work your way up. Don’t be fooled by empty promises that promise you will make riches over night. It is not usually possible to make it rich over night and people who promise that you can, are usually offering a scam. Therefore be careful when choosing the type of business you want to enter into.On the internet you do need to be aware that there are a lot of scams. People want to take advantage of people who are less knowledgeable than themselves. By offering a wonderful opportunity to make lot’s of money very quickly these schemes attract unaware customers. Once a customer has parted with their hard earned cash they will probably either receive something completely useless or nothing at all. Furthermore, the customer will have spent their money and will be unable to do anything about it.Running a Christian home based business takes careful consideration and a person who keeps their wits about them. It is important to calculate risks and carefully consider investments. It is possible to run a successful, profitable Christian home based business. However it will take time and effort. Even the larger Christian companies didn’t get where they are today without putting in the ground work.