Archive for July, 2013

What Kind of Blog Should I Make?

Today’s post was inspired by a question that I saw in a popular internet marketing forum.  In the guy’s original question, he asked if it was necessary to build a list when you have a blog.  If you don’t understand how the two are linked, you soon will.  First, you should know that the answer to his question is “no.”  The reason is because it depends on what the goal of your blog is.  I’m going to discuss the two perspectives and offer options for learning each.

There are two main approaches that you can take when it comes to blogging: a micro-niche site or building a larger, authority site.  Even though each uses a slight variation on the same business model, each has its pros and cons and are structured a bit differently.  You can either choose to do implement one or both of them.  I’m going to start with the most popular one at the moment: micro-niche sites, which I just recently got into.  cbengine (.com) is a good site to use with these.

Micro-niche sites are popular right now because they are how you generate fast, residual cash with a blog.  These types of sites also require less work (only about 6 to 15 pages of content), get ranked really quickly, and are written around one product.  While smaller, these sites still contain quality content that delivers value (product review and related articles).  It should also be noted that this model is most often used with product launches and trending topics.  List building is not a part of this strategy since visitors come looking for a specific item.  Click the link below to get started.

Generate Fast Cash with Micro-Niche Sites in 30 Days or Less!

Authority sites are Authority sites are larger in scope (consist of many product reviews and articles – like this blog), and as such, they tend to focus on things that people are passionate about.  While these sites take longer to rank, they are awesome because not only will they begin to out-rank your competitors with little more than a post over time, but this model uses list building, which acts as a second income stream.  You can also use them as a central location to promote all of your other online efforts (like selling your own products and more).  Click the link below to get started.

Generate Multiple Income Streams From One Blog!

Until next time…

Welcome back to part 6 of my Work From No Home case study. Before I get started on where we left off, there are some things that I should tell you that I realized about the Work From No Home Process.  First, I thought WFNH was about creating and having success with one site within the time span of 30 days, but Peng actually encourages you to build 3 sites in this time as you should be able to build one of these sites in 7 to 10 days!

Now that I’m going through the process, this is totally possible.  Here’s why.  According to Peng’s plan, you start publishing your content on day 5, but you don’t put all of the content for your site at one time.  He tells you to “drip feed” it over like a week or two.  The time span over which you do this really depends on when your product actually launches, but you need to give your site some time to some time to “breath,” if that makes sense.  He also tells you that you might be able to rank with just one page of content (depending on the current competition), but you don’t want your site to be too thin.

During the course, Peng recommends that you have six pages of content per site.  In the “content” module, there’s a page, where he lays out what you should do on every page of your site, so you don’t have to wonder how you’re going to put the content together or something like that.  All this stuff goes to day 8 of the action plan.  After that, you’re supposed to review your rankings and stuff.  By day 10, you might be able to review your launch results.  He tells you should you should expect from your launch, but also says that this might not actually be day 10 for you.  My product has already launched but not yet peaked.

By day 11, he talks about starting your second site and outsourcing.  I have to tell you that I don’t actually plan to build 3 sites during this case study because I’m a slacker. 🙂  More immportantly, I want to wait to see the results from my first site, so that I can make adjustments.  I also don’t outsource stuff.  Not only am I cheap, but I prefer to do things myself.  Once you put up your first site, the daily action plan goals get shorter.  It’s more about aquiring knowledge and repeating stuff over again.  You shouldn’t skip these, though.  You’ll learn a lot.

Before I stop for the day, I want to talk about something I find odd about the course, but it might be something that will help you move through the course faster.  I’m referring to the fact that the “content,” “SEO,” and the “backlinking” modules are so separate.  I see these things as all part of the same process — getting seen in the search engines.  They kind of overlap, and I’ve kind of always done them at the same time.  For instance, I always install my plugins once I set up my site and am putting up my first content, but I had to go the SEO section for that.  See my point?

With that said, make sure you don’t skip anything, especially if you’re knew.  You’ll learn a ton of stuff in these knowledges and really increase your knowledge as a marketer.  This is the kind of stuff that you’ll be able to use over and over again — worth the price of the whole course.  In the “stand out techniques” section of the course, you learn about coversions and Google rankings – don’t skip this, a research tool that you can use (not necessary), and a few ways to get more traffic.  Whether or not I use some of these techniques will depend on where I land in the rankings and my overall results.

Well, that’s all for now.  I’ll notify you of any major happenings but really recommend that you check out Work From No Home for yourself.

Yours in online success…

Case Study: Work From No Home System Review: Update

I know I’ve  been M.I.A. for a while, so I just wanted to bring you guys a Work From No Home update.  Unfortunately, I’ve been somewhat of a slacker since we last spoke.  I chilled over the holiday weekend, but then I began having some medical problems.  For me, this means lots of forthcoming medical bills for a while as I will start having to go to do the doctor on a weekly basis.  Even though this sucks, I’m taking it in stride and turning it into a positive.

Medical issues are just the kind of the that fuel my fire and kind of push to into a corner to the point where I feel that I have to succeed, so in a way, I’m kind of glad this has happened when it did.  These Work From No Home sites (or any other sites I build in the near future) are going to be “pay off medial bills sites.”  Now that I think about it, it would be fun to be able to put up a site whenever an emergency like this comes up, so I can create sites to pay off various bills and what not.

Since this is a Work From No Home post, I did realize that I made a funny mistake when it comes to my site.  I got a domain name that doesn’t necessarily correspond that well to the actual product because I was too lazy to read the sales page and hadn’t yet gone through the product (got a better one), so make sure you do both of those things.  🙂  I’ve also found that I actually like the product itself, and having access to the product has given me tons of ideas for articles, even though I’m not totally done going through the product.

I’m going to try to get through the entire course by the end of the night, so I will be able to bring you another update tomorrow.   I can already see that by the time I’m done with the course, I’ll be able to spit out a bunch of unique, quality content – one of the main reasons you should buy the product rather than going off the sales page.  I’m really glad I took the time to find the product that I did.  Don’t forget that you can join in on the Work From No Home fun anytime.

Yours in online success…

In part 5 of my Work From No Home review, we’re going to be talking about content creation.  This module is quite “meaty,” so it might take you some time to get through it.  Content creation is a process and isn’t really something that you can bang out in one day.  In the first section of this module, Peng talks about the “5 golden rules of content creation” — pay close attention to these things — as well as how it used to be and how it is today after the various Google updates.

Like I said before at the tail end of my last post, “content really is king” nowadays, so this is worth spending some time on.  One of the big things in this section is that Peng stresses the importantance of writing unique, quality content for your main site.  He says that he will still spin articles for articles that are linking to his main site, but I’m not even a fan of that.  I’m a firm believer in writing unique content on all of the sites that you publish.  This is because providing unique, quality content based on what a searcher is looking for is the end goal of a search engine.

In the next section of the module, Peng talks about the first page of content for your site.  He provides you with an overview as well as very specific critera in terms of the word counts and number of articles and such.  Since this is his method, I’m going to be following this to the letter (except for the spinning), so I can see how it turns out.  One thing I will tell you is that he suggest that the first review should be in-depth, so that you’re able to provide value.  This means that you should probably by the product — especially if it’s a digital-info one.  Peng actually shows you an example in the dating niche for this.

I should also mention that if you’re gonna be promoting a physical product, it tends to be easier to check out real reviews and see honest feedback — especially when you use popular online merchants.  When doing this, however, it’s still important that you don’t plagorize stuff.  You should read stuff just to get an general idea, close it up, and write stuff in your own words.  In day 4 of the action plan, Peng just tells you to carry out the tasks that I’ve described above.  I’m going to stop there for now because I know this is a lot to take in.  We’ll talk soon.

Don’t forget that you can buy Work From No Home anytime and start building your business.

Yours in online success…

I’m back with part 4 of my Work From No Home case study.  I’m happy to report that I finally found a product to promote but decided not to skip right to domain set up because I would be leaving too much stuff out.  This was quite an interesting process because I found out just how little I know about this niche.  I’ve been in the internet marketing niche so long, I took things for granted without even realizing it.  I guess I got a wake-up call…ha, ha, ha.

When you have no experience doing this stuff or are starting off in brand new niche, there’s some learning that has to be done.  For instance, I didn’t realize how many different sub-niches there are in this industry.  It’s definately a niche that provides endless opportunity and is one that I’ll be able to come back to over and over again.  Since I’m starting from the bottom (like most of you will be), John Chow (Peng’s partner) suggested that I use a site like cbengine.com  to find newly-released and trending Clickbank products without too much competition in my given niche.  It’s a really cool site.

When you’re first looking for a product to promote and trying to use certain metrics, it’s kind of a guessing game.  In other words, your first site provides you with a baseline.  I’ll use the internet marketing niche as an example.  In IM, I basically know when a product is going to be big if certain high-profile marketers are going to be promoting it and if certain other sites display certain data.  I don’t know enough about this niche to know that stuff, yet.  It’s going to take a while.  This is why I suggest going into a highly-profitable niche that you can go back to (will be able to recognize this when you use a site that Peng points you to).

Since my first site is just going to be a “test this and see what happens” kind of a thing, my main money goals are pretty much just to make my investment back, to learn Peng’s overall process, and to learn more about my niche.  Speaking of which, when I was looking for a product, I noticed that e-books in a certain catagory as well as certain authors seemed to be quite popular (like the ones that have released multiple products).  I took note of this using one of the sites that Peng recommends, so I’ll know if they release new stuff in the future (will really be ahead of the game then).

After finding a product to promote, Peng Joon actually gives you a good way to start generating domain name ideas since the product you’re promoting might not have launched yet and/or be able to be found in a keyword research tool.  Those things are usually a month or two behind and aren’t always accurate, anyway.  When you’re doing keyword domain name research, you’re very likely going to come across popular keyword phrases that continue to pop up.  You should take note of these because this is how you know what keywords to tag the post with on your site, so that people can find them (i.e. review, scam…etc).

In the final section of “picking your market,” Joon goes into more detail about a site that you’ve come across a couple of times by now and gives you an example using it.  In case you’re wondering where we are in the 30-day action plan, the keyword research and domain stuff is on day 2.  In the second section of Work From No Home called “basics” (day 3 of the action plan), you’re just going to be getting your domain and hosting stuff set up.  This will only take you a day or two.  If you don’t already a site on your own domain set up, you’ll have to wait a bit until the hosting company sends you your name servers.

Tomorrow, we will be getting to the good stuff (Part 3 of WFNO and day 4 of the action plan): content creation. 🙂  The reason I call this the “good stuff” is because as online entreprenturs, the value we provide, the traffic we get, and the money we make all start with content.  That’s why they say “content is king” online.  Don’t forget that you can  From purchase Work From No Home at any time and join in.

Yours in online success…