Christian Books and Business
A blog for individuals with a Christian background
I'm Edna Davidsen, welcome to OurChristianBook.com
I’m glad you’re on my blog Christian Books and Business - a blog for individuals with a Christian background. I'm a Christian woman blogging about Christian books and business - and how I got into affiliate marketing for Christian.
If you’re a Christian and dreaming of having your own online business, and living a more purpose driven life, you’ll benefit from OurChristianBook.com I’ve learned affiliate marketing from the famous online entrepreneurs such as Pat Flynn, Timothy Ferriss, Chris Guillebeau and Robert Kiyosaki. I'm happy if someone takes the step into Christian affiliate marketing after reading my blog posts. But let me be straight with you from the beginning: Christian online business isn’t the best choice for you if you need money now. Be willing to wait and work for about two or three years before you expect any returns.
Be realistic about it. Tell yourself: I’ll spend three years working for free. I’ll do it without knowing if I get paid after three years. It’s the realistic approach. Finding the answers promising you huge returns without working for it is easy, but avoid them. Find the answers that’ll help you instead. I’ll give you inspiring information about Christian books and Christian online business. I present the REALISTIC online business approach for Christians. I present the REALISTIC Christian affiliate marketing approach where you need to work hard without any guarantees. I serve Christian readers with critical thinking and good ideas how to set up an online business. I have dream-breaking news for the new Wannabe Pat Flynn’s: Don't expect to see an income the first two or three years. Be risk-free while building your online business - keep your 9-5 job and be happy about it. You can’t become a successful Christian blogger without working several months for FREE first. What's a Realistic Perspective in Christian Affiliate Marketing? explains why. Learn to build an online business, but do it while keeping your 9-5 job. If you want money, learn affiliate marketing for Christians the right way: Work and wait.
Focus on ONE talent
The be-everywhere-idea hurts new Christian bloggers and online entrepreneurs. It’s useless as a traffic building idea. New Christian bloggers who follow it get stressed. Focus on being everywhere later. Chose FOCUS instead of being everywhere. Why is the be-everywhere-idea trendy? New Christian bloggers copy prominent bloggers like Tim Challies, Ann Voskamp or Albert Mohler. But they lack momentum. It’s useless copying Tim Challies, Ann Voskamp or Albert Mohler. It’s unrealistic to concentrate on video-creating, paid advertising, search engine traffic, writing Kindle books, recording podcasts, creating social media content, get ideas for webinars, planning online affiliate marketing at the same time. You’re not Tim, Ann or Albert. Copying them is OK, but can you imitate successful people’s context and situation? Your situation is different. They have skills you need. Learn them before you copy. Be proud. Avoid the be-everywhere-idea. Learn successful traffic strategies for Christians. Improve your skills. Gather knowledge about Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus. Keep it at a manageable level. Work hard. If you work full-time, your abracadabra-word is focus. The be-everywhere-idea is impossible with a 9-5 job as a sales person. Maintain your Christian blog. Manage your Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus platforms. Manage your Gmail-accounts. This requires time. You have 24-hours per day. Use few social platform. Manage them well. Share your content. Build relations with Christians online who have the same goals as you have. Keep it simple.
Do it Yourself
The online advice is: Outsource to expand. The truth is: You’re the new Christian blogger. Do everything yourself. 1. You learn everything about your business. 2. You’ll face bigger managements- and money problems than you can handle when you outsource. How can you educate those who work for you when you’re new? Your credit card numbers get red when the outsourced activities take longer time than you planned. You lack the extra $125 to pay for the additional time. If you suppose the outsourcing idea will give you more time, you’re wrong. You’ll have less time. Work on your Christian business and blog, alone. You’re free from teaching other Fiverr-freelancers what to do. You’re free from Messenger-interruptions sending you unproductive yellow smileys. You’re free from E-mail-questions several times a day. Outsourcing slows you down. Wait until you are in the Tim Challies, Ann Voskamp or Albert Mohler league. Until then, focus on creating cash flow through ONE traffic channel.
Is it Possible to Be Everywhere?
Tim Challies, Ann Voskamp or Albert Mohler are everywhere. How? They use several traffic-related platforms. In reality, they don’t. Their traffic comes from one, two perhaps three platforms. The 80/20 principle applies for Tim, Ann and Albert. 20% of their social platforms brings 80% traffic. My website traffic comes from one source, my Christian Affiliate Marketing Blog. People who read my blogs, recommend my text editing service for Christians to companies and friends. People who buy solutions through my Tools for Christians in Business know I’ll help them. My limited traffic channel builds OurChristianBook’s brand. The takeaway: Traffic comes from few limited resources.
What’s Your Talent?
The 80/20 principle applies to everything. Also traffic situations. Focus on being ONE place. Write, create, organise as good as possible. You need ONE method. You need ONE Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, whatever works best for you. You’ll have enough income and knowledge to expand your business. Your focus: Create cash flow. Sequential work propels you forward. Do your best with ONE task before you continue. Focus is the game’s name. It’s what brings you Christian reader- and customer traffic. It’s what brings you blessings, bread and butter.
Your ONE Activity
My ONE business activity is writing and editing. I write about what I have knowledge about: How to set up an online business from a Christian perspective. You should find YOUR one talent. Develop that talent. Then, marketing your splendid website through Facebook/Twitter/Google Plus depending on what marketing channel works for you. Expand and diversify once you have the stable Christian reader- and customer traffic. It’s unwise to keep focusing on just one traffic source. It brings your Christian blogging adventure business into trouble if you lose the reader- and customer traffic source. The ONE traffic source you initially focused on brings you momentum. Trust God. Work hard. With a tested cash flow system that’s proven profitable, you’re ready for the big Christian blogging adventure. It’s time to establish more traffic sources. At this point, you’re a boss capable of improving the life of other Christians in online business. You lead people. Hire people. Teach how you operate your Christian business. Lift your business to the Mount Everest top and share your blessings.
How do you set up cash flow with Christian affiliate marketing? Which steps should you take creating Christian reader- and customer traffic? How do you find HELPFUL products? How do you establish the Christian blog business around these recommendable products? How do you create the website? How do you configure your blog? Go to:
Read the books. They’ll give you the blogger-fundament you need. You have advantages, skills and talents. Use them to build your Christian online business. Design an excellent website. Find ONE traffic source. Leverage your talent.