Tuesday, February 13, 2018

How to Create an Online Business - The 4 Steps

Creating an online business is not really that hard. Many people make it harder than it really is. In this blog post I am going to show you a video but all it really is is:

(1) Building a niche website
(2) Create helpful, relevant content
(3) Get Rankings & Traffic
(4) Make Money (many ways you can do this)

This is just one way that you can make money online as there are many other ways. Here is the video I was talking about:

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Understanding How to Make Money Online

There are many ways to make money online! The problem is that people often get distracted by the "latest and greatest" product or service and they are never able to build a successful (and revenue generating) business.

Today we are going to run you through one of the most fundamental, yet the most powerful processes of generating revenue online. It is a proven process, it is one that we use, and one that 100,000's of other Wealthy Affiliate members use. It is also the ultimate "making money" process that worked 5 years ago and it is going to work 5 years from now.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

How can I increase my website traffic through SEO?

1. Advertise
This one is so obvious, we’re going to look at it first. Paid search, social media advertising and display advertising are all excellent ways of attracting visitors, building your brand and getting your site in front of people. Adjust your paid strategies to suit your goals – do you just want more traffic, or are you looking to increase conversions, too? Each paid channel has its pros and cons, so think carefully about your objectives before you reach for your credit card.
If you’re hoping that more traffic to your site will also result in more sales, you’ll need to target high commercial intent keywords as part of your paid search strategies. Yes, competition for these search terms can be fierce (and expensive), but the payoffs can be worth it.

2. Get Social

It’s not enough to produce great content and hope that people find it – you have to be proactive. One of the best ways to increase traffic to your website is to use social media channels to promote your content. Twitter is ideal for short, snappy (and tempting) links, whereas Google+ promotion can help your site show up in personalized search results and seems especially effective in B2B niches. If you’re a B2C product company, you might find great traction with image-heavy social sites like Pinterest and Instagram. Here's more advice on making the most of social media marketing.
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3. Mix It Up

There is no magic formula for content marketing success, despite what some would have you believe. For this reason, vary the length and format of your content to make it as appealing as possible to different kinds of readers. Intersperse shorter, news-based blog posts with long-form content as well as video, infographics and data-driven pieces for maximum impact.

4. Write Irresistible Headlines

Headlines are one of the most important parts of your content. Without a compelling headline, even the most comprehensive blog post will go unread. Master the art of headline writing. For example, the writers at BuzzFeed and Upworthy often write upward of twenty different headlines before finally settling on the one that will drive the most traffic, so think carefully about your headline before you hit “publish.”

5. Pay Attention to On-Page SEO

Think SEO is dead? Think again. Optimizing your content for search engines is still a valuable and worthwhile practice. Are you making the most of image alt text? Are you creating internal links to new content? What about meta descriptions? Optimizing for on-page SEO doesn’t have to take ages, and it could help boost your organic traffic.

6. Target Long-Tail Keywords

Got your high commercial intent keyword bases covered? Then it’s time to target long-tail keywords, too. Long-tail keywords account for a majority of web searches, meaning that if you’re not targeting them as part of your paid search or SEO efforts, you’re missing out.

7. Start Guest Blogging

Before you say it – no, true guest blogging isn’t dead, despite what you may have heard. Securing a guest post on a reputable site can increase blog traffic to your website and help build your brand into the bargain. Be warned, though – standards for guest blogging have changed radically during the past eighteen months, and spammy tactics could result in stiff penalties. Proceed with caution.

8. Invite Others to Guest Blog on Your Site

Guest blogging is a two-way street. In addition to posting content to other blogs, invite people in your niche to blog on your own site. They’re likely to share and link to their guest article, which could bring new readers to your site. Just be sure that you only post high-quality, original content without spammy links, because Google is cracking way down on low-quality guest blogging.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

What is the reason why 98% affiliate marketers fail?

Thousands of people flock online every day to try their hand at affiliate marketing. Some come on eagerly, while others take a more paranoid approach and study everything excessively before they’ll consider anything. Of course there are pros and cons to both approaches. It is possible to make a lot of money online – the question no one has the answer to, is how? A lot of people think of marketing as a hobby they do to make a little cash on the side.

Reason #1: People don’t treat affiliate marketing as a business.

If you went to your job thinking, “I’ll do a little data entry and report filing on the side when I’m bored,” your boss would have a few choice words for you. Internet marketing should be no different. It does take time, effort, and motivation to see success. There is some correlation between your personal effort and the level of success you get out of it. Some may only measure success in terms of money, but I think knowledge and wisdom are actually more valuable than a couple bucks. Part of what you should be working towards online, is creating value for yourself and others. Anytime you learn something new, you have in fact encountered success.

Reason #2: Some become Nomadic Biz Opp Seekers, and relentlessly sample every dish on the Biz Buffet menu.

When a newbie starts online, it’s often times hard for them to know what’s good. Many decide sampling is the best way to figure out what is legit and what’s not. Trying multiple programs at the same time is great for getting your hands dirty, or if you’re spreading your wealth around so not all of your eggs are in one basket, but it’ll get you nowhere if you never take any of them seriously. This is why meeting others online you can trust is so important (more on that later). If you join every program for a short time, you will likely learn nothing about the program and make nothing either. In most programs, it takes months to see results. I understand this can be discouraging, but sometimes there are secrets or tricks to get the programs to work.

Usually when I approach a program, I do my own research by digging deeper into unbiased reviews. I search for inconsistencies and compare and contrast it with other programs I’ve been involved with in the past. Next, I’ll ask around and find out if anyone I know has joined. If they have, are making money, and recommend the program, I’ll join them, and tell others to do the same (if I share their sentiment). Once I’m in a program, I dedicate a lot of time and money to that program. I use profit from other programs when I put money in or advertise for another program. I learn everything I can and develop my own fast-track guides for my downline so they can learn it as well. My network helps me out tremendously in this process. The third reason is very similar to the Nomadic Biz Opp Seekers.

Reason #3: Many marketers get involved with too many internet programs/projects too soon before they even know how to market.

Like I alluded to in the first reason, many maketers don’t treat marketing like a real business. In a real business, you would establish a plan, do your own research to optimize the plan, set realistic goals you hope to accomplish, both short-term and long-term, and implement that plan with precision. In marketing, the same applies, only many marketers know nothing about business or strategy – all they know is they want to make money NOW. With so much crap to choose from at every turn, its easy get lost in a quagmire of marketing filth.

Not all of what people take on online is filth, but there’s really no difference if you don’t know how to use a program. It could even be as nice as a Ferrari, but without the engine or the keys to start the engine, its pretty much useless. You need to get a clue before you can solve the puzzle. A crucial aspect of marketing is patience, even in the face of insatiable desire to be successful. That is a hard balance to achieve, especially when friends and family ridicule you for your involvement in “internet scams.” Eventually, you will either have to learn how to tune them out, or just listen and quit.

Reason #4: Since people are only online to make money, they refuse to spend any of their own money on traffic or programs.

A lot of marketers limit themselves in a paradoxical prison right out of the gate. They turn to the internet to earn money, but expect to do so without spending money of their own. Newton says in Physics, that matter can not be created out of nothing…the same applies to money. In traffic exchanges, you are not spending money, but you are spending a form of currency – time. Time is a very expensive thing in this business. Learning how to allocate and manage your time efficiently is something we all struggle with from time to time.

How much is an hour or two worth to you? You could spend it in traffic exchanges clicking links aimlessly in hopes of capturing someone’s attention, or you can use that hour to build a website or make a video that will not only capture someone’s attention, but provide perpetual value for you in the future (as long as the site/media remains active). You can make money and spend it, but you can’t make time. Once you’ve spent it, it’s gone. If you think spending money on advertising is wasteful, then you need to get your priorities in order as soon as possible. I understand not everyone has a lot to spend on marketing. You can only do what you can do! But if you are just afraid or stubborn, a little risk is not foolish – quitting because you didn’t want to take a risk is foolish.

Reason #5: People Don’t Always Network

I will be totally honest with you. I was a total failure online until I figured out the fifth reason. I had never made more than $10 here or there. Once I started to network, I began to see actual, bonefide results. A lot of people are under the impression that being online is an excuse to hide your identity and do everything anonymously. There are important lessons you just won’t learn from a marketing lesson. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses, knowledge they’ve gained that others may not yet know. Knowledge does have inexplicable value and sharing that knowledge with other people is kind of like investing. You will learn from them as well. If you meet the right people, you can all grow into an unstoppable entity – a force to be reckoned with. Networking is free and requires little time.

Real success is easily achievable when you learn how to avoid and combat failure. I believe these five reasons will set you on your way on that path to freedom from failure. Just remember to treat your internet business like a business. Don’t be afraid to admit it to other people! Do your research and make a plan. Become an expert at something and share your knowledge with others. If you truly follow these guidelines, you already are a part of the allusive 2% that succeed. Never give up and never become complacent. Always strive for more.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

How do people make so much money on clickbank?

Too many people think of Internet marketing as a game. It’s not. It’s a real business and real businesses are built on repeat customers. A restaurant can’t survive with first time customers only. The Apple Store, or any retail store, would go under in a few months if their customers visit the store once and never visit again.

If someone buys one Apple product, then he is likely to buy another product from Apple. The same thing holds true for affiliate marketing. If someone buys a Clickbank product from you, he is likely to buy another one. But that will never happen if all you do is hit and run marketing because you’ll never see that person again.

Repeat business is the key. It’s a lot easier and cheaper to market to a repeat customer than it is to acquire a new one. In fact, the average business spend seven times more in marketing cost to get a new customer than it does to keep an existing one. When you’re doing hit and run affiliate marketing, what you are in fact doing is spending that 7X more money to acquire a customer for SOMEONE ELSE! Can you see now why most hit and run affiliate marketers don’t make money?

A Clickbank business model is more complex than the hit and run model. It will require more work on your part but unlike the the hit and run model, you will make way more money with it. Here are the steps.Choose a series of Clickbank products in the same niche to promote Create a free eBook about the niche to give away Create a squeeze page offering the free ebook Send traffic to the squeeze page Capture the lead coming to the squeeze page Deploy email auto responders with the Clickbank products Watch the money rack up in your Clickbank account

The main difference between my model and the hit and run model is I’m building a customer base. Instead of sending leads directly to the Clickbank landing page to buy the product and never see them again, I send them to my squeeze page to capture their emails so I can market products to them for weeks, months and years to come. This is a far more powerful marketing method.

Monday, January 29, 2018

How can I make money through blogging or internet marketing?

If you are looking to make money through blogging or internet marketing here are a few tips I would like to share.

First of all, you should with with your PASSION. Other way, you’ll just lose your mind, believe me.Second, you have to actually find a way to make your passion profitable if you’re interested in blogging for profit. Here are some of the ideas:

Good-revenue affiliate marketing. For example, if your passion is book reviewing, Amazing might be the best option. At the same time, other affiliate programs have 500% bigger affiliate revenue so might want to check that out and find something that suits your passion/field of interest in any way.

Put your knowledge in use! Create great content and start selling online courses on a side. It’s also closely related to blogging. First, you drive people to your blog and introduce with yourself, your knowledge, your product. Then, you make them purchase and learn from you. My suggestion is to check out Teachable as online course platform. It’s easy & free to get started. If you decide to create your own course, you might find this article useful: Lessons I learned while creating my first online course

Treat your blogging as a business! Unless you see it as a business, you won’t get any “business” from it. Find time for regular, meaningful blog post. Create high quality graphics. Work on marketing. Hire people to help you if necessary. Make good investments.

If you are looking to make money through blogging and internet marketing I suggest you take a look at this online community and its step by step training. You can sign up for free to check it out.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

How Can I Start Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is an amazing business to get into. The reason is it has such a low barrier of entry. What does that mean? It means that you basically can start making money with affiliate marketing without spending any money. My best suggestion if you want to get started with affiliate marketing is to follow these basic steps:

Choose your niche — make sure that you find a niche that you are passionate about or have at least some interest in. If not, this will be a horrible journey for you.

Find high quality products to promote
— spend the time to find high quality products to promote. Did the product creators invest the appropriate amount of time, effort, and money into building a great product? Another way to determine if it's a great product is to see if the product is already selling.

Determine who your audience is
— this is going to be the foundation of your marketing strategy. Get this wrong and you will struggle the entire way. Take the time to figure out WHO needs the product you are promoting. Once you do, getting traffic will be the easiest thing you've ever done. Because, once you know your audience, you will know where they hangout and where you should be marketing.

Discover who your competition is — Always, always, always, find out who your competition is. See what type of ads they are running, how they are promoting the same or similar products, what words they use in their copy, and what tools and systems they use. This will help you build your business.

Build and improve your system — a business isn't a business unless you can walk away from it and it still generates a profit. You need to start building your system. Build your lead capturing process and create your follow up campaigns.

Get these 5 steps right and you are all set. I suggest you start learning as much as possible. If you want to start affiliate marketing I suggest you check out this online community and its step by step training.