My example will be selling books online (obviously).
When we begin something new, we might have an idea what we need to do. But as we start to research and talk to other people with more experience, the frustration kicks in. Why didn’t I start doing that at first? What do I do next? How can this lead to that? Where am I going with all of this?
Confusion is annoying as fuck.
What you need to do, once you’re learned all of that stuff and flapped your hands in frustration, is to take some time away from it all. Take that break. Focus on something that is completely unrelated and allow your mind to settle.
Easier said than done, but when we step back and clear our minds of everything that’s confusing, the facts can drop into place and everything becomes less fuzzy, maybe even understandable.
Now start writing.
Break it down into step by step, a process that anyone can follow. If you write like someone else will read it, you’ll make sure that it’s clear and a straight through motion. If it’s your own personal notes, you run the risk of forgetting something or putting it into a funny order because it made sense at the time in your head and of course you’re going to remember it all later.
No matter what you do, don’t copy and paste someone else’s work. That’s a dick move and has nothing to do with sharing what you know.
You’re taking what you’ve learned from all over the place, as well as your personal experience, and organising it into a procedure.
Build a platform with a blog. Give people a place they can find my work and see if they like it.
Build fans by collecting emails to send them a newsletter every month with exclusive content and deals.
Be engaging with fans. Good content, ask questions, offer them things.
Direct their attention to a call to action, but don’t shove it down their throat, just show them the button and ask if they’re interested.
Follow up with asking for an opinion.
Give them more stuff to read.
That’s a rough idea as to how my mind has organised everything that I’ve learned so far. Very rough and I wouldn’t tell anyone to follow it to build their own writing career (there is so much more to it), but you get the gist. And from all that, and some personal experiences, I’ve written several technical articles. They’ve been good content for my blog as well as helped direct my mind to what is now important for books.
Sharing learning is like revision back in school (which I never did and so never aced my exams). Fill your mind with information, mix it all up and then allow to settle, and then write it down in a logical manner. Fun.