Keep It Stupidly Simple
It’s an old adage. “Keep It Stupidly Simple” and it’s an old adage because it’s true. Keep things so easy to do so that people who do it cannot fail, no matter how dumb they are. In other words, make your instructions easy to follow and make sure people actually take action. Usually, they can, simply because the instructions were easy.
Andy Waring, otherwise known as The Beginners Friend, has come up with one of those stupidly simple ideas and has released it to his closed Facebook group to try it. As it stands, I and one other member have stated that we have started on the project and we’re now using the low-cost traffic method Andy suggested to see how things go. I’ve also added another low-cost traffic source – Herculist, to see how that plays out too.
So what is the Keep It Stupidly Simple System?
Well if I told you, I’d have to kill you, because Andy would probably come after my blood. After all, he’s a marketer too and wants to make money teaching it, but I’m not letting the cat out of the bag by telling you what it’s not and I can also tell you what you’ll need to get started. Here’s Andy’s KISS Document.
The first thing it’s not is a Big Money Earner, but it’s not designed to be one either. It is designed for the newbie to make their first few dollars. This, in turn, will give them the confidence they need to attempt to go for more, as well as the knowledge and experience of having done, what will turn out to be, a series of complex tasks broken down to keep it easy to follow. Keep It Stupidly Simple, indeed.
You will need the following:
- Hosting – it doesn’t have to be paid hosting and a domain, although it will look slightly better on you if it is. This will actually work with free hosting provided it has a decent web page editor or at least, FTP access.
- Autoresponder – You’re going to be collecting email addresses if you’re sensible and you’ll need a way of re-contacting them over and over again. My recommendation is Get Response or Sendlane. Either one will make it easy for you.
- An affiliate account – JVZoo, WarriorPlus or Clickbank are easy to get started with. They’re all free to join. Keep It Stupidly Simple is based around Internet Marketing products, based on the traffic methods Andy is sharing, but in the long run, the system will work in any niche so long as you have a good, targeted traffic source.
- Some time – This goes without saying really. Although you could outsource practically all the work, the assumption is that you’re a newbie on a budget. You trade your time instead of spending your money. 5 to 8 hours per Keep It Stupidly Simple site is more than enough. As Andy himself says, “Imperfect Action is better than inactive perfection”.
Although there are one or two other things you will need, to tell you much more would give the game away. Read the KISS Guide instead.
Keep It Stupidly Simple – Time & Cost
All I will say for now is that my first site is set up and the recommended traffic sources are engaged. It has cost me about 5 hours total in time and $10 in money as I have all of the other requirements already in place. Even if they weren’t already there it wouldn’t have cost me much more than that in money and maybe a few extra hours of time.
Keep a look out for a future post when I’ll let you know how my Keep It Stupidly Simple site has done with my low-cost traffic. Maybe by then, I’ll be in a position to let you know more about what there is to do and some tools to make it easier.
If you want to visit my site it’s here – Business Boom Audios. Yes, it’s a squeeze page but it’s well worth it for you. And I’ll let you know that even though it’s free, there are some bonus items behind the closed doors. Go see for yourself.