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Google Sniper 3 Case Study Review: Part 3

In my last Google Sniper post (know it’s been a while), I spoke about how I wanted to have my site up and running.  Well, I’ve got good news.  It’s finally up and running! 🙂  Just to let you know, even though it’s been a while since my last post, it doesn’t actually take that long.  I’ve just been a slacker.  George carries you though the whole process (more on that below).

One of the good things about me being a slacker, though, is that I found a better keyword than I had before.  I mean, due to the niche I’m in (film/television niche I’ve been into since I was a kid), my site is going to be a little bigger, so I don’t have to really worry about getting all of the traffic for my site from one keyword.  However, the keyword I’m starting out with is a good one.

The reason I say this is because it’s going to allow me to get my foot in the door of this competitive niche.  Through my research, I basically learned that there is going to be a movie coming out in a little while related to the series I’m promoting (had no clue about this before).  Because of this, my first post was really easy to write and kind of the anchor for the blog and the posts to come.

There isn’t a lot of competition, but I’m kind of going to have to make educated guesses in terms of the keywords — based on how people search for other things in the franchise.  I’m not too worried about that, though.  I’m taking my time to craft those posts and am just scheduling them to release every few days (a feature of WordPress).

Oh, I forgot to mention that when you’re setting up your site, George recommends Blue Host.  I use Godaddy for my domain names, and HostGator for my hosting.  That’s what everyone told me to do years ago, so that’s what I stick with.  It’s just easier to have all of my websites with the same hosting company since that’s something you’ve got to pay for on a monthly basis and all.

George also gives you ideas on how to pick just the right theme for your site – good for those of us who are really indecisive – ha.  He also talks to you about the differences in approaches you should take when you’re promoting digital vs. physical products – really good for me since I’m working with Amazon.  After you set your site up, and start cranking out content, that’s a lot on how to get traffic.

I, for sure, am going to be really making the most of social media (something I haven’t been big on in the past).  Since I’m promoting physical products this time around, I’m going to have a lot more images than I normally do for like this site (or even my other sites that promote digital info products in a different niche).

Well, that’s all for now.  I’ll keep you updated as to any major changes and stuff that happen.  Once you’ve got stuff set up and start employing traffic techniques, it’s pretty much a kind of wait-and-see, test-and-tweak, rise-and-repeat kind of deal.  As a final note, if you’re motivated, you can get this done pretty quickly and faster than I did during this case study – ha.  The good thing, though, is that you can go at your own pace.

When you’re doing this kind of thing, sometimes, life gets in the way.  That’s okay — as long as you keep pushing through.  Speaking of which, don’t forget to grab your copy of Google Sniper and get started today!

 

 

Google Sniper 3 Case Study Review: Part 2

At the end of my last Google Sniper case study review, I told you that I would probably have my site up and running by now (usually how it happens when I promote digital products).  Well, that hasn’t happened — as I’m finding promoting things from Amazon to be a little bit different.  I’m used to just downloading something, reading/watching it and popping up a review.  I’ll catch you up and tell you what I mean.

I’ll first start out by telling you that I’m still planning to work in the same niche — film/television (popular franchise I’ve been a fan of since I was a kid).  However, what I plan on promoting [the product] from said franchise has changed.  This is due to the research I did, according to George’s criteria.  What I originally wanted to promote doesn’t get as many searches as I thought it would.  I’m still going to promote it on my site.  It just won’t be like the main thing.

While I was initially annoyed, I think it might work out for the best.  My research actually helped me to find products and keywords that I didn’t even know people were looking for.  There is no shortage of things for me to promote.  Since I’m still getting used to Amazon, I looked for some tips in the Amazon video under the Sniper X (up-sell) section of the Google Sniper 3 course.  I came across some good tips for finding even more products to promote (for other sites) and how to write content for physical products.

Oh, the other thing that you guys might like about the “Sniper X” section of the course is that it’s where the case studies are — where people get their sites reviewed, so that you can avoid their mistakes.  Another thing I was initially worried about was not being able to put brand names in the domain name of my URL (like I do with Clickbank/digital products).  As it turns out, that’s not a big deal because no one that promotes physical products gets to do that (other than the people that hold the copyright/trademark).

Well, that’s all for now.  The next time I update you, I’m going to try to have my blog live.  It can take a day or so for the domain name servers to get hooked up, and I’m still thinking about the site layout and stuff.  I’ve also been thinking about what I’m going to write as I’m writing this – definitely going to use those writing tips (when the time comes).  Don’t forget to grab your copy of Google Sniper and follow along.

Until next time…

 

 

 

 

Today begins our look inside George Brown’s Google Sniper 3 course.  To start off, I should start by telling you that I’m going to be using stuff from the main course as well as the “Sniper X” part (up-sell).  When you first login, there is an “welcome” video, where George takes you through the various parts of the course.  The main course consist of the e-book, videos, and process maps (outline what you should do and how long it will take you).

Of course, if you have never done this stuff before, it might take you a while longer than what’s on the process maps.  I recommend that you not rush.  Take your time, and get a feel for how things are supposed to work.  Based on my previous experience, research is the most important step.  If you like to read, you can go through the Google Sniper manual, and you will come across the videos as you need to do stuff.

Since I’m more of a video guy, I just bypassed the manual and went straight for the videos.  Okay, so the first thing you need to do is to choose what niche you want to go into, finding a winning product, and find keywords that meet George’s criteria.  What I just described are like two videos that are like two hours in length (total time).  You will pick up a lot of gems from these videos, so make sure to watch them all the way through.

When George shows you how to find niches, he uses Clickbank.  However, I am going to be using Amazon (so far).  I’m going to be using Amazon because of the niche I want to go into. I guess you’d call it the film/television niche.  There’s a particular t.v./movie franchise I want to promote.  I’m a big fan of the series, know there’s a lot of stuff to promote, and such.

However, I’m kind of nervous.  Why?  The only time I recall making money from Amazon is by using free sites that are no longer around.  I’ve never promoted Amazon products on my own domain before (live in a state that was banned until recently).  I have to figure out a few things — like a domain name that gets traffic but doesn’t have the brand name in it and stuff like that.

I’m going to have to go through the Google Sniper course and watch the video on Amazon (saw at least one in here).  I’m really hoping that what I want to promote meets the criteria, that the video on Amazon teaches me about how to write content for Amazon, the best themes (usually just use basic ones), and all of that stuff.  I literally have no idea how this is going to turn out – ha.

Once I figure all of this stuff out, I should be able to do the basic WordPress set up stuff that I normally do (easy).  This is hopefully where I’ll be by the time I send out part 2.  I’ll keep you updated with everything I do in-between time.  Don’t forget to grab your copy of Google Sniper and follow along.

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…

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…

I’m finally back with Part 3 of my Work From No Home case study.  The last time that we spoke, I told you that I contacted customer support in order to get some questions answered before I could proceed.  Well, here’s what’s been doing on.  While I was able to get an almost an immediate response from the support staff (less than a day), my questions had to be forwarded to Peng’s team.  Getting a response from them was taking a bit too long for my taste.

I’m usually a very patient person, but during this case study is not one of those times, so I decided to take a different approach.  I decided to contact John Chow.  Some of you may have heard of him.  He is Peng Joon’s business partner and like the godfather of blogging, so I thought who better to ask me questions to, right?  Well, I e-mailed him and got very quick responses from him (within a few minutes).  With that said, at the time of writing this, I still haven’t figured out what product I’m going to promote.  While it’s kind of embarrassing, There are reasons I’m telling you this.

First of all, the whole purpose of this Work From No Home case study is for you to see what it’s actually like to go through the course.  If I have some trouble spots, someone else out there might, too.  After all, no course is perfect (even legit ones).  Also, I know this overall model works because I implemented it by accident when I was a newbie still using free site some years ago, and I know what’s possible.  That time, I just got lucky.  Now, I’m doing it on purpose.  If I do my research right, I hoping it will pay off in the end.  It’s all about perserverance, people (the difference between success and failure)!

Plus, there’s the bigger picture.  Once you gain the knowlege and skills do to something, that’s something that you can carry with you for a lifetime.  Even when the search engines were to make some algorithm changes (as they often do), you will still have a solid way for generating fast, residual income that no one can ever take away from you, so for me, that makes the trials totally worth it.  It’s times like this when I like to blast “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child (my go to song when I’m struggling) and keep pushing.

Finally, I have a tip for you (not my cup of tea), based on something I saw trending on Yahoo on 6/27.  For those of you who are into reading and books, there is going to be a 50 Shades of Grey movie coming out in 2014.  This makes me laugh because I had no idea what it was about until someone told me.  Then I saw my 61-year-old mother and my 82-year-old grandmother reading it…!  Right now, people are talking about who should play the male lead and so on.  This will no doubt cause a spike in books, which are already on Amazon.

Feel free to get Work From No Home yourself and implement stuff right along with me…back on Monday.

Yours in online success..

Hey, everybody.  Today I’m back with Part 2 of my Work From No Home case study.  When we last left off, I told you that I still hadn’t figured out what niche market I wanted to go into.  After a lot of thinking, I’ve decided that I want to go into the dating niche.  With that said, I haven’t yet made a decision on what product I want to promote.  Although I did find some stuff that was totally unrelated to my niche that was trending (Monster University in case anyone wants it).

By the time I was done with the last section, I also had some questions and e-mailed support on Sunday evening.  I got a respond back in less than a day (good to  know that works), but the staff member had to forward to e-mail to Peng and his team as I had some very specific questions.  Once I get a response back from that, I’ll have a better idea of what direction to go in.  My time hasn’t been a total waste as I did take note of some trends and got ideas for projects I’ll be making use of later in the year.  The next time we speak, I will have resolved my issues and would have set up my site.

After you get done finding a hot trend, “the basics” module is next.  This is where you learn to get domain, hosting, and set up your site.  This stuff isn’t hard (was able to do it on my first try the first time I set up a blog on my own domain) and won’t take you long as all.  I’m personally looking forword to getting over this hump, so that I can move on to content creation and stuff.  Content equals traffic, and traffic equals money.  Don’t forget that you can get Work From No Home yourself and join in on the fun anytime.

Yours in online success…

I’m back with part 1 of my Work From No Home case study.  When you first log in, you’re greeted by an introductory video.  The navigation is pretty simple and standard.  There are tabs across the top that allow you to access the various sections of the course as well as some written text, where Peng just talks about the course and provides you with a clickable list of the things you will be learning.  This list is also off to the right-hand side of the screen under the “pages” section.

One of the cool things about Work From No Home is that it comes with a 30-day action plan in addition to the various modules.  You could go through the watch the videos and read the entire course before you get started on the action plan, but I think I am going to do a module and then do all of the corresponding sections of the 30-day action plan.  I think I will progress much faster that way.  Each day within the plan has a title, so it’s pretty easy to figure out.

The first module is about picking which niche market you want to go into and such.  A niche market is a group of people who have some kind of problem and are willing to pay for a solution.  Peng gives you a couple examples within the introductory video to this section like gardening, fishing, gaming, working from home, etc.  He also mentions thinking about your hobbies and passions as a starting point and finding hot trends.  This section covers days 1 and 2 of the action plan, respectively.

In the introductory video for finding hot trends, Peng gives you an example of a product that’s coming out at the time of the video was recorded (in the gaming niche) as well as tells you how you can find out about what products are coming out in the internet marketing niche.  I use this site myself, but I won’t recommend you go into the IM niche until you’ve had some success with an internet marketing product on a site outside of the internet marketing niche (like Work From No Home).  It’s the only way for you to learn what’s real and what’s a scam.  He also talks about two sites you need to know about.

After the video is over and you continue with the text portion, Peng discusses why his overall method works — in spite of the changes that Google and the other search engines make to their algorithms.  He also talks about the value that the search engines place on  quality content nowadays in comparision to the days long gone.  Pay attention to this.  He talks more about his “Launch Leverage Formula” and gives another detailed example in the gaming niche and one with a physical product.  I really appreciate that he has stuff to show outside of the IM niche.

After the “finding a hot trend” section, I still haven’t thought of a niche or anything, so I move on to the “what type of things to promote” section, where Joon talks about deciding on if you want to promote digital or physical products as well as a bit about “mini sites” (the focus of Work From No Home & what I’m doing) or larger niche authority sites (like this blog).  I’ve decided to go for a digital product because, due to experience, I know that a lot of companies that make physical products don’t like their brand names in URL’s and pay out much lower commission percentages than digital.

With all of this, I still don’t know what niche or product I want to go into, so I move over to day 1 of the 30-day action plan for some direction.  Basically, it says that I need to do some research (shocker, I know). 🙂  I’m just gonna go back and use the resources that Peng suggest and see what I come up with.  If, during my research, I use a site that Joon doesn’t mention, I will let you know, so that everyone can benefit.  I’ll let you know what I come up with in part 2.  Don’t forget that you can get Work From No Home anytime and follow along with me.

Yours in online success…

 

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