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Month in Review – November 2014

Hey, guys.  It’s that time of the month, again.  I have to admit that I didn’t get as much done as I would have liked to this month, but I did learn some stuff.  I launched a new site at the beginning of the month in my preferred niche outside of internet marketing.  Unfortunately, it didn’t catch on.  While the quality of the product is good, this is the second time I’ve promoted a product by this person with such sucky results.  I won’t be wasting my time, again.

However, there is more to the story (never heard about this happening before).  A considerably more successful competitor sent out an e-mail explaining how you can have a good product and have a good name in the industry but still suck when it comes to making bank on Clickbank.  It was very informative.  Basically, it comes down to marketing and preparation for the launch (or lack thereof).  I hope the person gets their stuff together, but who knows?

On a more positive note, a site that I launched during the previous month started bringing in some money.  :-)  it didn’t take too long (about 3 weeks from the time I launched the site), but it still took longer than I would have liked.  This is mostly my fault.  I found out about the product like two weeks after it had launched and had to grind to get something out.  With that said, I did manage to get on the product creator’s list, so that won’t be happening to me, again!

During this whole process, one thing I learned is to not discount the traffic that the smaller search engines like Bing bring to my sites (think Bing/Yahoo accounts for something like 30% of search engine traffic.  While it does bring less traffic than the Google monster, it would seem that its ranking algorithm is slightly different from Google’s and much easier to get indexed in.

Let’s see.  What else…Oh, I just learned that George Brown is going to be releasing Google Sniper 3.0 — a big deal — in December!  Ya’ll know I’m a fan of a quality blogging product and am always interested in learning more to improve my own stuff.  An update to the course is long overdue, so I’m looking forward to that.

Until next time…

Month in Review – October 2014

Hey, guys.  I thought I would provide you with a monthly wrap up for the things I did in the month of October.  Let’s see.  Firstly, Traffic for my main site has finally returned to normal.  I launched a couple of sites this month.  It’s safe to say that one of the sites was a flop.  While I really liked the product and thought it was going to take off, the traffic just wasn’t there — hate when that happens.  Maybe it will take off later.

I also launched a second site at the end of the month.  This was another quality product.  I don’t have too much info on this site yet — other than the fact it took me like 5 days to start seeing some traffic, which isn’t too bad, I guess.  I also found out about this product a little later than I would have liked.  On the plus side, I got on the creator’s list, which I know will totally be beneficial to me in the future given how many products the guy puts out.

What else…Oh, I had a guy contact me about promoting a product of his blogging and digital marketing product of his.  While I had never heard of the guy, I Googled him and learned some good things.  This made me really happy because there hasn’t been a really comprehensive and quality blogging product to come out in a long while — started going through it, learning lots, might be my new favorite, gotta finish it ASAP.

Finally, I’m kind of planning for the upcoming year.  I’ve been new income goals for myself and am laying out a plan to get me there.  I’m looking forward to cranking out more sites and exploring more niches and maybe another business model (say that every year but one has been stuck in my head for a couple of years now).  Maybe that’s a sign.  Well, that’s all from this neck-of-the-woods.

Yours in online success…

What I’ve Been Up To – Part 2

Hello, all.  I thought I would bring you a quick update — even though not that much has changed.  The traffic for my sites and stuff is still in “recovery mode,” but things are improving — a plus.  I just wish things weren’t so quiet still.  It seems to me that a lot of niches still seem to be slow to come back to life after the summer — unless you’re in one of the niches related to like school supplies and stuff like that (i.e. computers/technology).

With that said, I have found what I believe is a hot, new product in my niche.  This product has seem to taken off rather quickly and to come out of nowhere.  At first when I looked at it, I thought it might already have too many affiliates promoting it for me to make a go of it, but after checking out the competition, I think I still have a good chance of making something happen.  There’s also the added bonus of being able to request a free review copy.

Oh, that’s a tip right there.  A review copy is something you can request when a product is either new or about the hit the market.  Basically, you’re saving yourself money from not having to actually purchase the product.  I’ve done this, so the only thing I’ll have to purchase is a domain name, which is really cheap (like $13 bucks for a year).  I’ve never done this before in this niche and don’t know the creator, so it will be interesting to see if and when they get back to me.

Other than that, I think that’s about all.  I’m just watching a new products to see if they are going to take off like the one I want to build a site around, learning a bit more about the non-internet marketing niche I’m in and am on a never-ending quest to find easy ways to make money (gave up on the site I started using before but am able to see them in a different way to help my overall business, so it wasn’t a total loss).

Yours in online success…

 

 

What I’ve Been Up To…

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, so I thought I would let you know what I’ve been up to.  For me, I will admit that my summer months were not that productive.  When you’re niche kind of takes a dive during the summer months (like many do), it’s hard to find things to replace them.  While I still have those sites in the non-IM niche and have made money from them, it seems like this niche, too, takes a hiatus during the summer.

I will really be glad when things start picking back up in September.  From my prior experience, I know that my internet marketing traffic and sales will pretty much recover on their own (as long as you continue to post and do basic up keep during the slow months).  It will be interesting to see if my non-IM sites do the same thing.  Since I haven’t been in this niche that long, I do not how that works.

I don’t know if marketers will suddenly start putting out more products to promote or sending out e-mails to their lists to generate exposure and ramp up sales from the slow months.  If the cookie (how product creators track who brought in which potential customer to their list) last long enough, it’s quite possible that you could earn commissions whenever the product creator sends out an e-mail and the person you originally sent to them finally buys something.

I like it when this happens because the product creators who really know their stuff have really cool sales funnels (a series of auto responder e-mails that entice the people on their list to purchase stuff), which pretty much guarantees that you will make commissions.  I have noticed that, some people in the non-IM niche I”m in, don’t exactly know how to do this, though.  It sucks because there are only a handful of niches that come to mind that are like profitable during the summertime.

I know that things like weight loss and bathing suits and related accessories are popular during these months, but I don’t really want to get into these niches.  I just have no interests in them.  To this end, I’ve been browsing some popular IM forums looking for some simple things that I could do to compensate for this slump in sales.  I’ve found one product that I might be able to run with, but only time will tell…

 

 

Today, I’m going to be addressing a question I’ve been a lot in forums and one that I’ve been asked about several times: When it comes to learning blogging, which is better (Work From No Home or Google Sniper)?  Those of you that follow me know that I’m a big fan of Work From No Home but have also recommended Google Sniper in the past, so I actually had to take the time to go back and check out Google Sniper to see if anything had changed and what not.

After going back through Google Sniper, I would recommend Work From No Home.  Here are my reasons why.  While Work From No Home and Google Sniper teach similar methods of building smaller niche sites, Work From No Home was specifically created to teach you how to make money from product launches and trending topics while you have to adapt Google Sniper to do the same thing, so it would take someone with a bit of experience to do it properly.

Secondly, Google Sniper kind of uses an outdated keyword research technique that you don’t even need to use with the Work From No Home method.  Finally, lots of people who get into blogging struggle with getting traffic.  While the creator of Google Sniper isn’t a big fan of backlinking and stuff to bring in traffic, Peng Joon’s Work From No Home is full of search engine optimization strategies (tactics that you use to get seen in the search engines), which I know newbies really appreciate.  To learn more about Work From No Home, click the link below.

Get More Details About Work From No Home Here

Getting My Butt Back Into Gear 3

In my quest to dominate the internet using the Work From No Home micro-niche blogging model, I found another product to promote within the same niche that I’ve been working in (not in the IM niche).  This, my third micro-niche site, seems like it just might be my most profitable one yet.  While I still have to grab a domain and stuff like that (doing it now), I’m hopeful because it seems to be peaking considerably faster than my other two sites while still having little competition.

I’m going to try to have everything up and running (the basic site structure, the main review page, and some backlinking) done within the next two days.  I have found that I’m learning more and more about this niche with each site I create.  The initial pay per sale and refund rates are a lot lower than IM.  While my first site was a dud (chose the wrong product), my second site made its first sale within 12 days, has paid for itself and continues to generate profit — even though the product has not peaked yet.

I’m hoping my third site will be the charm and where everything kind of comes together.  For me, the initial stages of setting everything up and seeing what will happen (the potential) is like the most exciting part of this whole thing.  This is getting very addicting!  Okay, that’s all from this neck-of-the-woods.  I’m so excited that I can barely contain myself!  I’ll keep you abreast of any developments.  It would be awesome to see results within the same week I launch — fingers crossed.

Yours in online success…

In today’s post, I’m going to address a question I get quite a few e-mails about and see in a lot of internet marketing forums.  Lots of people who are struggling to make ends meet want to know if it’s possible to make money online in 2014 without spending any.  I’m going to tell you what I think on my personal experience and how I started out early in my online career and give you my recommendation as well.

When I first started out making money online, one of the first things I did was making money by publishing articles to free sites and getting paid via Paypal either based on the number of views the article got, a flat rate per article, or a combination of both.  While it is still possible to do this today in 2014, it comes with several down sides.  First of all, many of the sites pay you “dirt cheap.” When I say “dirt cheap,” I’m talking about $3 USD per 400+ word count article or possibly less.

You also have to keep in mind that you might have to do some research in order to write the article (takes time), have to wait for the article to get approved, and meet certain payment thresholds (can take weeks or months, depending on how much time you have to devote to it). Once you go through this process a couple of times, you soon come to realize that the pay is so little, it’s spent by the time you get it, and that sites like these are best for those who don’t live in the U.S. and stuff.

Instead, here’s what I recommend.  If you like to write or need to get paid ASAP, I recommend that you start your own ghostwriting business, so that you can charge more money.  Rather than getting $3 per article, you can charge $10 (the standard for beginners) and up (can double once you get more experience under your belt).  It’s important to note that you’ll still be able to get paid via Paypal as well.  You’ll also have more freedom because you can also do things like run specials when you need some major cash and use this method whenever you need money.  Click the link below to learn more.

Start Your Own Ghostwriting Business Today

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’m a big fan of blogging because of the residual aspect to it (amongst other things).  Since I’ve begun blogging, the Work From No Home model, which teaches you how to make quick, passive income by promoting product launches and trending topics around a particular product has also become quite popular.  However, since Work From No Home has been out for a while and the search engines are getting updated more frequently, some want to know if it still works.

To help answer this question, I thought it might be fun to share a quick story with you.  At the beginning of this month (April 2014), I launched a small, niche site outside of the internet marketing niche with nothing more than a product review.  Being the slacker that I am, I only took the time to publish it to one site in order to start getting some traffic (did this while I was watching/listening to a music video on Youtube).  After that, I didn’t check the site or add any more content to it.

Well, the other day, I decided to log into my second Clickbank account (keep my smaller niche sites separate from my internet marketing stuff) and found that I had already made a commission for $45+ by the 12th of the month with very little effort!  I also checked my site stats and saw that I was getting search engine traffic from Yahoo and Bing! This has totally motivated me to get back on track and do more with it  So, if you’re wondering if Work From No Home still works, the answer is YES!  Click the link below to check it out for yourself.

Start Your Work From No Home Journey Here

Getting My Butt Back into Gear 2

Hey, guys and girls.  I know it’s been a while.  It took me longer to set up my blog than I originally thought because the domain name registrar I use took longer to connect my domain name and hosting than I thought.  It was a lesson learned because while I know there is a backlog and it can take some time for that stuff to go active, I won’t be waiting until late Friday evening to set up another blog.

Once I finally got things connected, I uploaded my main product review and have begun getting some traffic, which didn’t take long at all.  With that said, I’ve kind of been slacking off when it comes to doing traffic stuff and putting up more content on that blog.  I haven’t made any sales yet, which probably has something to do with the fact I’ve been lazy.  I’m going to get back on the ball tomorrow because I really want to at least pay for the costs of the blog before the end of the month (domain name & product purchase) — might wait until end of month to update you on this.

As for what I am going to be doing on this blog, I’ve had to re-plan what my next review will be because I don’t think the original product I planned on promoting has an affiliate program (Clickbank University).  Someone let me know if this is actually true or not.  Since then, I’ve found one product I can write about tomorrow or over the weekend and a couple coming up in like a week (going to e-mail the product creator to see if I can get more info on one in particular).

One of the products is actually co-created by Peng Joon (creator my Work From No Home and one of my top recommendations).  I think this product is going to be hot — from both a marketing and user perspective.  From what I’ve seen, it looks really good and seems like something even a lazy marketer like me can add to his arsenal as another potential income stream, so I’m really excited about it. :-)

Until next time…

Getting My Butt Back into Gear

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’m a big fan of residual income — instruments that you can produce once (like a blog) but continue to profit from with little to no extra effort. It’s for this reason that I made this awesome game plan at the beginning of the year — to create smaller blogs around niche products outside of the IM niche using Work From No Home to not only generate  passive but quick cash.  Unfortunately, life got in the way.

At the start of the year, I started to all of this medical issues, including a week-long stay in the hospital, that have pretty much been on-going.  However, I am  slowly but surely recuperating (still have appts. and stuff to go to).  With that said, there’s no better motivation to get oneself back into gear than than a pile of forthcoming medical bills (some of which have already arrived).  I’ve not only gotta start updating this blog again (have a plan for some product reviews) but have to start putting up some micro-niche sites as well.

With all of this stuff going on, I’ve tried to look on the positive side of things.  While I’ve been neglecting things for a while (still have been getting smaller-than-normal payments due to the recurring nature of blogs), I’ve still got time to make up for all of the slacking off.  In addition to the reviews I have planned for this blog, I’ve found a product to create a smaller niche site around (won’t tell you the product but will say that it’s selling, pays out well but hasn’t yet peaked). While there is some competition, there’s not so much that I don’t think I can’t profit from it — especially if it really begins to take off.

I plan to purchase the product tomorrow and to have laid the foundation for the blog and to have the main review page up (most important part as it’s where the commissions will come from) within the next two days or so.  Once I get the main page done, I’m going to start tracking stuff (to see how long it takes to make the first commission from the site and stuff like that — fun for me).  I’ll have to make approx. 3 sales to cover the costs of the product and the domain name (not including up-sells).  The final step will pretty much be to crank out some articles and do traffic stuff to beef up the site.

It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.  Due to how the product is performing and the niche the product is in, I’m really hoping that it will be a “winner.”  Since it’s still early in the year, it could bring me in a lot of money — fingers crossed!

Yours in online success…

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