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Affiliate Marketing Training 2017

Affiliate Marketing Training

Affiliate marketing training will save you a lot of time and aggravation. Free or paid, you need it when you first start out. Very simply, a lot of strategies claim to be profitable and no longer are so.

Google is constantly modifying and tweaking their algorithms. We all know this; it only makes sense that this should be.

Trouble is, it is my opinion that Google also tweaks their software to not rank things with which they may disagree or of which they may not approve. It sucks, but it can be gotten around by staying on top of things and keeping up with the most recent best practices.

Affiliate Marketing Training for Beginners

I hinted at this in the previous section. Affiliate marketing training for beginners is available everywhere. You can also find it at just about any price point.

The effectiveness of that training should always be in question.

Square One

Let’s say you are at the point where you have decided you want to be in business for yourself. You have no idea how to get started. You’ve no products of your own to sell. Right now your status is that you want to work for yourself and need a plan.

I would:

  • Decide on the training you will take. You need training.
  • Decide on a product/product line you want to represent.

Were I to say just pick one training source and one source of products to market as an affiliate I would recommend the following two step plan:

  1. Join My Lead System Pro, either at the Mastery or the University level.
  2. Go to ClickBank and create an account so you can review and have something to sell.

My Lead System Pro’s program trains you across the board.  If someone has had significant success in marketing online, then chances are fairly high they have had a relationship with or spent significant training time with My Lead System Pro.

As a member of MLSP you will have access to in-depth tutorials on how best to use the major social media platforms to market those products for whom you are an affiliate.

  1. Facebook
  2. YouTube
  3. Twitter
  4. LinkedIn
  5. Pinterest
  6. Google Plus+
  7. Snap Chat

affiliate marketing training

If it is a known fact that the top three social media sites are Facebook, YouTube and Twitter in that order, then it follows that you should pick one of those three to master.  Because you are new, a good plan would be to set up accounts on all three platforms and see which one you tend to gravitate towards most.

There Can Only Be One

While that is not exactly true, it is a good idea for the beginner. It is also a good idea for the person who is currently banging their head against the wall and showing no results.

As a result of your preferring one channel over the other two, your marketing efforts will probably bear more fruit there simply because you prefer to spend time there.

Finally, remember that daily, consistent action is more powerful than waiting until the weekend when you can focus all day on Saturday on your business. I say that because Saturday always seems to have its own demands and you will be telling yourself you will do it next week.

The only time to take action is today.

Regards,

affiliate marketing training

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

 

How To Make Money Blogging

How To Make Money Blogging

Blogging For Beginners

“How to make money blogging?” is the question the beginner asks trying to discover the path to profitable writing.

Taking a deep breath and relaxing is a good way to shorten your path to quality writing.

Learning how to make money with a blog for beginners is often a journey filled with lots of hard work, late nights and small or none existent paychecks.

Understand top money making blogs do not just slap up some copy with some pictures, a link to a YouTube video and some off handed copy. In order to start pulling in the viewers and sales you provide solutions to problems. Your readers trust you because of this and begin to place orders.

This requires you climb a learning curve. It requires

  1. Writing interesting, engaging, quality posts.
  2. Solving problems for your readers.
  3. Posting regularly so that Google has a reason to keep indexing your website.
  4. Having an SEO strategy that continually builds back links in an organic fashion.

Paying attention to your copy is how you make money.

Solving problems for people who come to your page so that they share your page with their friends is the ultimate solid gold e goal for your posts.

This means what you give away is often of more value that what your competition is selling. Further on in this post I give you several things you can do today that will set you head and shoulders above what most of your competition is doing. Those things prove daily what they are worth to many top earning bloggers.

How Much Money Can You Make Blogging?

How much money can you make blogging? Some bloggers make 7 figures.

A month.

Some bloggers make 7 figures a month.

No clearly, not everyone will. Like everything else on line there are a few who are exceptional and many who try, get tired or bored and quit.

The question that you really want answered is how much money you, yourself, can make. As with everything else that depends on how hard you work and the lengths you go to in order to get the knowledge you need to do it right.

Seven figures is the exception, but hardly a case of there only being two or three who are doing it. It is a growing club, glad to say.

A seriously profitable blog is very much within the grasp of the average person, in my opinion. I say that because lots of blogging sites that pay the mortgage, the car payment or both are not uncommon.

WordPress

To make money WordPress is a must. Again, that is my opinion. All the research I have done indicates that Google’s search spiders love WordPress because it efficiently indexes pages created with it.

Reasons for using WordPress include:

  • Google loves it.
  • Easy to use for the beginner.
  • Wide array of widgets, and add ons to help you customize it.
  • Wide array of SEO and copy writing tools to help you create effective, interesting posts.
  • It is free.
  • Many of the add ons are free as their developers use add ons to demonstrate their coding talents.
  • Largest community of users so you have lots of depth when asking questions.

Ways To Come Up With Content

You begin by asking yourself what you will blog about.

You write about:

  1. Something you know about
  2. Something you learn about so that you can blog about it.

Invest, Learn, Teach

Investing in learning the skills you need to successfuly blog is a given.

By investing in yourself and your knowledge, you are separating yourself from the 99% who ‘wish’ to be successful by becoming someone who does the things the successful blogger does. Learning is how you become an expert to those who have not.

You invest time, money or both into mastering skills and knowledge you do not currently have.

Because you invest, you are able to learn things you don’t currently know. Learning essential skills is how you ensure you are profitable.

Because you have invested time and money to learn new skills, you now write blog posts teaching your readers what you have learned.

This is one way you provide value up front for your readers.

Obviously, you don’t throw everything you know out there for free, but there are more than enough skills sets out there for you to pull them together in convenient form for your readers.

Ask yourself how many free PDFs or PDFs you have taking up space on your hard drive. Each and every one of them represents good information about which you can write and perhaps solve some problem one or more of your readers may have.

Read, Learn, Teach

On your way home, stop off by the local bookstore. Look at the titles on the recent best sellers list for business books. Leaders are readers and you need to so do so. While you are reading make a note of any top ten or so lists it may go over.

Top ten lists are awesome for quick blog posts.

You can do a book review and use any top ten or so lists discussed in the book as a bullet list of things to talk about in your review of the book. You can also just use the list as a jumping off point for a blog post not book related.

In Conclusion

Because you wanted to know how to make money blogging, you invest in learning the skills demonstrated to be needed by successful bloggers.

As a result of learning the skills necessary to do so, you are now able to teach others how to make money blogging.

Due to your teaching others some of the skills needed to be a successful blogger, they begin to trust you.

Folks buy from those they trust, consequently, your readers begin to buy from you.

To check out one of the best blogging courses out there on how to make money blogging, go here and see the Three Minute Expert, Attraction Marketing Edition.

I bought it. I use it. Recommending it to you is one of the easiest things I have done today.

Best Regards,

How To Make Money Blogging

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

 

Local Internet Marketing For Small Business

Local Internet Marketing

Local Internet marketing is something a lot of folks for whatever reason have not engaged in for their small business. The thinking, near as I can tell, is something along the lines of ‘All my customers walk in or drive by. I run ads in the local paper, radio stations and word of mouth referrals; therefore, marketing on the Internet is really not that big an issue for me and my company.’

Be that as it may, some folks simply do not want to be involved with:

  • Search Engine Optimization.
  • Blogging is anathema to these folks.
  • Being on Facebook has not happened.
  • Being on Facebook is not going to happen.

Sometimes, for the owner of a local business, online marketing makes them want to pull the shades and close for the day.

T’Ain’t Happenin,’ Amigo

For some, local Internet marketing services is not something they want. Fair enough.

More exposure and folks discussing your business is something you want to happen.

A larger market share is something you want.

Increase profitability is something you want.

Having said that I cannot imagine that if you work in the Widget business in Pooh-ville that you would not want your name to come up when a search query is entered into Google asking, “Who sells widgets in Pooh-ville?”

Being in the Widget business in Pooh-ville you want your name to come up when that question is asked.

Google’s ‘Google My Business’ Is For Everybody

Google makes it pretty easy for the small business person to minimize the effort needed to make sure locals looking for your business can find you. Local Marketing On Google is a site that helps you quickly take advantage of Google My Business so folks looking for you can find you.

Google My Business gives you a web page where

  1. Your business is front and center
  2. Because you set your local page up, those searching locally quickly and easily find you.
  3. Customers can quickly see what your business is about
  4. You can post pictures of your business
  5. Many set up a virtual tour so folks have an idea what to expect.
  6. There is a review section, too, so folks can brag about your services.

In short it helps you reach local customers on a platform that is designed to use local marketing search tools to market local businesses to local customers.

How You Use ‘Google My Business’

Google My Business gives you a dashboard from which you can see what is going on. You can manage your company’s contact and location information. Editing your information results in Google Search and Maps dynamically updating your information.

All your reviews are here for you to, well, review. You can

  • Contact those who write positively in order to retain them as customers
  • See things like how many folks have clicked on your phone number.
  • Number of page views.
  • Give interested customers directions to you.

How To Address The Real Problem

The real problem is even today there is a bit of an air of complexity around online marketing. The solution is to take a deep breath and understand that you don’t have to swallow the solution whole.

Local Internet marking is complex but it is relatively compartmentalized. You can do things one at a time.

Because you have done things a certain way since starting your business, implementing new marketing efforts is often just plain scary. Due to your having done things for years this way, it is often easy to just keep doing them that way.

Don’t stop doing those things. Clearly, they work. Because they work you are able to keep your customers. While this is a good thing, it is the gradual implementation of new, local Internet marketing efforts that will grow your business.

Because your customer base is growing from new exposure, your profits increase and you become comfortable with your new market channels. This leads to even more innovation on your part.

In Conclusion

Since you say your interest in the Internet for your business is small, you are leaving money on the table.

I say you don’t understand the value of new business your taking advantage of the Internet can bring you. Taking advantage of the free local Internet marketing tools that Google offers results in more profitability.

Regards,

local Internet marketing

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

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Affiliate Marketing Companies

Affiliate Marketing Companies

Affiliate marketing companies are a dime a dozen. Some pay so little you wonder if they really even want your business. Others pay nice sums on which you can build an income. These latter tend to provide higher quality experiences for their users. They also are companies who are in business for the long haul.

Your mission is to stay away from the center and more towards the quality, long lived and profitable side of that spectrum.

Keep this phrase in mind, too. ‘Residual monthly memberships on interest sites.’

Why Membership Sites?

I cannot speak directly to your interests since we have yet to have a heart to heart but on one thing I am certain. Your ability to steer folks to sites where there is an active community of users who are willing to pay to be a member of that community is key to your success.

Sites who are willing to pay you double digit percentages of their fees, of course. Some of you bohemian types will no doubt grab yourself by the man bun and throw yourself away from the PC in horror at making a good solid profit. That is fine. I understand.

Others will understand that in today’s online market eyeballs and clicks are precious and hard to come by.

Actually getting someone to your site that is

  • interested
  • willing to pay
  • willing to pay every month because their interest is ongoing and not just passing

is worth its weight in gold. It is well worth sharing the wealth with folks who are interested enough in your site and your business to repeatedly invest their time and talents into making your business a core profit line for their business, too.

Their reputation as a marketer of quality products and services is depending on your giving them good and satisfactory service to those they refer to you.

These are the things in the minds of folks with whom you want to do business.

Affiliate Marketing Companies List

A short list of affiliate marketing companies includes:

  1. Amazon
  2. ClickBank
  3. eBay
  4. Commission Junction

These are companies with which I have dealt. Here is a top 20 list.

Just so you know, Amazon and eBay have restrictions that ClickBank does not. Amazon for instance grants you an affiliate link but if your site produces no sales within say, 6 months your link will be inactivated. eBay qualifies its affiliates and many do not qualify.

ClickBank is a lot more lenient. It is the best place for the beginning affiliate marketer or new affiliate marketing company to begin with.

How Do I Find Affiliate Marketing Companies Focused on My Interests?

Companies that offer affiliate marketing programs are all over the place. Many include a link to their affiliate program right at the bottom of their sales pages and marketing emails. Chances are if you have bought a product online, they have an affiliate link.

When you buy something and are happy with it, see if they have an affiliate link. Write a report! Brag about it! Just write it first hand and do your best to keep the passive voice to a minumum. If you don’t know what that is, well, English grammar is beyond the scope of this article. Still, you need to know that keeping passive voice to 10% or less makes for more interesting reading.

The main point is, write a review and link to your affiliate link. You can go back and do the SEO thing later once you learn more about it.

Most Bang for the Buck…or Affiliate Link

Top paying affiliate programs are more difficult to quantify. If something is an easy sell and everyone wants it, chances are your commissions will be low. This is fair; this is business. If on the other hand, they are offering you 75% some might wonder just how good it is.

This is relevant, unless it is irrelevant.

Things you look for when starting down this path include:

  1. the best affiliate marketing programs for beginners
  2. best affiliate programs to make money
  3. best affiliate programs to make money

Your successful hunt for these will include companies, programs and products that speak to your interests because your interests are the things you speak to with passion and conviction. This is what sells.

THE Number One Affiliate Marketing Company for YOU, SPECIFICALLY You

You, Inc., of course. To succeed branding yourself as a ‘go to’ resource is job one. Investing time and energy into making your site fun and interactive will bring people back. Posting new and helpful information several times a week will keep Google and the search engines happy and keep you bouncing in the search results until you get your SEO game on track.

Go here now and watch a free video on the seven things all six figure income earners in the affiliate and network marketing arena do.

There are no exceptions to this rule, either.

Regards,

Affiliate Marketing Companies

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

 

MLM Leads: Online Generation Is Necessary

MLM Leads

MLM leads generation is job one for the budding or beginning MLM’er or network marketing person.

First of all, I am surprised some companies will forbid their distributors to use the Internet to market their product line or to build a team. Furthermore, I question their commitment to their distributors success. Why do I say such a hard thing? I am a nice guy, after all.

Having A Company Means Having An Internet Presence

Because this is the 21st century, having a company means having an Internet presence.

Oh, sure, they may give them a sign up page or an online catalog.

Guess how much traffic Google refers to them.

  • Zero.
  • Zilch.
  • Bupkis.
  • Nada.

Unsolicited opinion here: No matter how good your product line may be, no matter how good your line of services offered you have to have leads, period.

Since the share with your ‘friends and family’ plan results in such a high failure rate, it seems to me that taking advantage of the Internet would be as natural as breathing. Therefore, anyone standing in your way of using that resource needs to be re-evaluated as to what they bring to the table in terms of you building your business.

Your company wanting to prevent you from using the Internet means you should sit down and consider just how devoted you are to it.  Most of all, your should think about the company’s level of devotion to your success.

The company’s business plan is built on less than 1% of their distributors succeeding while 16% or 17% of those failed distributors hanging on as customers since the product itself is generally.

There are tons of businesses out there who encourage the use of the World Wide Web.

Why?

Channels For Generating MLM Leads Online

Marketing Channels

This is hardly an exhaustive list.

Being Online Solves Problems

It solves the problems folks hate most about multi-level or network marketing. When you market online rather than trying to arm bar a family member into a sale it is lot less stressful.

Due to your using the Internet to generate MLM leads, folks who you look for, your target market, will start finding you. As a result, you will no longer have to:

  1. Have home parties.
  2. Engage in cold calling.
  3. Keep inventory.

MLM lead generation is just more fun when done online.

MLM Lead Generation

Paid for leads or using the awesome amount of free MLM leads sources, that is the question. The simplest answer is I suppose, “It depends on your budget.’

You can do both, of course. If your budget allows it, I very much recommend you do some paid advertising.

Don’t despair if your current budget cannot carry advertising costs. Here’s why.

In network marketing leads lists are one of the very first things new folks get excited about.

“Wow, a million names for $49.95! If I only get 1% response I am retired!”

-Newbie who 2 years later has yet to receive an override check in the double digits…from someone else’s purchases who is not related to him.

Cheap MLM Leads Are Worthless

So, what to do?

  1. Save your money.
  2. Fill up your gas tank.
  3. While there, grab your favorite beverage in case you get thirsty.
  4. Go cruise through the neighborhoods in which you dream about living.
  5. Visit a car dealership. Have you seen the latest Corvette? Chevrolet is really back on track with that one.

Because you did the above, or something like it, you will be inspired. As a result, you will find yourself spurred on to doing something truly productive, like doing a little keyword research and writing a post on your blog that actually solves someone’s problem.

Okay. Done with the ride? All refreshed? Great.

Solving folks’ problems or helping to inspire them to keep going in what may seem to them to be hopeless circumstances is how you generate MLM leads. Daily.

Yes, that is an oversimplification.

In conclusion, I am saying, “Don’t throw money down a hole.”

While there is that old saying, “It takes money to make money,” it is a bit misleading. It takes SMART money to make money and your using your time and money to generate your own MLM leads is you being smart.

Consequently, the leads you generate from creating useful valuable content that solves problems for you readers, you will be generating free,targeted leads of folks who have developed a level of trust in you that will lead them to buying from you goods and services that solve their problems or fills their needs.

Best Regards,

mlm leads

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

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Social Media Marketing Strategy

Social Media Marketing Strategy: Having Fun or Feeling Fearful

Social media marketing strategy planning is fun for those who are naturally inclined to put themselves out there. It is a labor of Hercules like cleaning out the Augean Stables for those not inclined to promote themselves. Some upbringings (pride goeth before a fall) instill in those of us who are just naturally born with such an attitude, like yours truly, with the feeling that social media promotion is like trying to take a stroll with a barbell across our shoulders.

Well, like someone told me, get over it and get on with it so you can be miserable in 5 star hotels and cruising the world’s oceans with a crew of folks you have helped get free.

Luckily for us modest types there are social media marketing strategy steps to take that are set and forget.

Facebook: Not the Only Game In TownSocial Media Marketing Strategy

…but it is the biggest right now.

To be fair, Facebook is to social media what Microsoft is to the desktop computing marketplace. Your strategy cannot be complete without addressing Facebook and unless you just hate Facebook beyond reason and rationality you need to face up to it, dig in your heels and do what the successful do.

If you think about it, “Dig in and do what the successful do” pretty much covers any and all profit making endeavors, doesn’t it?

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Social Media Marketing Strategy: Start Here

Pick One

Pick one and stick with it until you have mastered it. Doing so is the quickest way to six figures.

The worst thing you can do is try to promote on all social media platforms at once. All you will accomplish, almost certainly, is a poor job on all platforms. Shot gunning across all channels is not a social media marketing strategy for success.

Social Media Sites

Here is a list of the social media sites you should start with. How did I pick these? These are the sites folks making more in a month than most folks make in a year are focusing on.

They have the biggest subscriber bases and so the largest market shares.

Since Facebook is the hottest thing running right now, I have two suggestions.

  1. Do not use your personal profile page to promote your business. It is against the terms of use agreement and is kind of like crossing the streams in Ghostbusters. The benefit is not more than the potential downside.
  2. Facebook has a freebie called Blueprint. Blueprint has 50 e-Learning modules for you to go through. Since they want you to quickly become a paying advertiser, I am sure this would benefit you.
  3. Focus. If you want to do Facebook marketing, do Facebook marketing. If you like Twitter then go hang out on Twitter more or less obsessively.

Seems like trying to hit three or more marketing channels at the same time will leave you overwhelmed, ineffectual and upset. Because you are here and reading this, you will not allow this to happen to you.

Most of all, you are going to click on some of the links in this article and take advantage of the free training we offer. As a result, you will see your traffic go up and consequently, you will be more profitable.

Stick to One, But…

The one exception I personally believe to the above admonition to focus is a blog. Your blog in my opinion is where your tribe, those people who are like you and can relate to you, will get to know you.

Writing everyday can be hard. You don’t have to be Longfellow or write a Shakespearian masterpiece each day.

I was guilty of trying to do that.

I did not realize how much I was obsessing over minute details like the Brain in Pinky and the Brain.

The result was that I got frustrated, lost a little bit of my belief and began to avoid that which I love most in life, writing.

Writer’s block was not the problem

The problem was I giving up each day.

So,

  1. Decide On Your Channel.
  2. Go through the free resources those social media outlets have.
  3. Visit this blog for tips and free resources that we provide.
  4. Blog daily.
  5. Market daily.

Which Social Media Outlets Should I look at?

Beside Facebook? Oh, there are several excellent choices. I have already mentioned Twitter but I will lay out the ones I think should be head of the line amongst the choices you look at.

Why do I recommend these for your consideration? Because they have the largest market shares and the greatest number of marketers who have used them to go home and work from there on a permanent basis.

Here they are:

  1. Facebook.
  2. Twitter (October 19th, 9:00PM, Free Twitter Training!)
  3. Google+
  4. LinkedIn
  5. Instagram
  6. Pinterest

Social Media Marketing Strategy

Because each of these channels has its own strengths and quirks, the activities involved will vary greatly. You cannot simultaneously become the darling champion marketing boy in all six channels,  I don’t care who you are.

As I say, stick to one and master it along with your blog and you should find your tribe in short order.

Regards,

Social Media Marketing Strategy

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

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Ways To Make Money Online

Ways to Make Money Online

Ways to make money online is a subject of interest to students, home makers, the unemployed, underemployed and folks whose budget does not meet the outgo obligations. If you are looking for ways to make money online you are either not making enough money, you hate what you are doing or you have obligations at home driving you to find a way to make money online.

It is my suspicion that folks looking for ways to make money online probably have a very large cross over with the folks looking for ways to make money from home.

50 Shades of Green

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Here is an article outlining “40 easy ways to make money quickly“. Some are pretty sad because they basically want you to hold a yard sale or sell your old CDs.

A short list would include:

  1. Affiliate marketing
  2. Auctioning off or selling through your own website products you buy at wholesale.
  3. Network marketing. The friends and family thing sucks, even when it works. You are looking for a larger audience.
  4. Reviewing web sites if you have that skill set.
  5. Offering your Microsoft Office skills to folks who want to outsource from time to time.
  6. Taking surveys.
  7. Online market trading
  8. Write and publish your own Kindle book.
  9. Clickwork
  10. Being a mystery shopper.

Short Breakdown of These Methods.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing rocks. Folks make solid 6 figure incomes and better from this field. Basically, you get a link from a company that links you to their product line. When someone clicks on your link and buys, you make a commission. Here is a more in-depth article on the subject.

Also, you see on the right a subject list of which affiliate marketing is one.

Auctioning

Things you no longer want, which is a short term solution, can be auctioned off online. Folks do that through their own website or through auction sites like eBay. Doing this can lead to significant incomes, too. You will need to source products so you have stuff to sell. Amazon also has a partner program you can link to.

No residual income streams are available through this method, buf if you enjoy selling ‘stuff’ this is certainly the way to go. You will want to source products from drop shippers at some point, of course.

Network Marketing

The Internet is a heaven sent solution for the network marketing professional. It relieves you of the necessity to call on friends and family. It also eliminates your lying in wait in bookstores and public hoping to run into someone who is looking for a business opportunity.

When looking for ways to make money online do not give network marketing short shrift. Yes, it is true that 98% of the folks who enter into it fail, mostly within 90 days but that is because your plan to sell and make the next level as a distributor has little to nothing to do with the business plan of the company in question.

Pay attention here: The business plan of the company takes into account that 98%+ of new distributors will fail.

Their business plan cannot be your business plan.

The short version is any company offering their stuff through a network marketing concern knows that:

  • 98% of distributors fail
  • 16% will stay on as lifetime customers.

That 16% is the holy grail for the company.

The Internet gives you the opportunity to market like a professional, making your chances for success greater in my opinion. You can read more about network marketing here.

Reviewing Websites

Folks will tell you this is easy to do, just sign up for our course and you will be on your way to…blah, blah, blah.

You can make money doing this, for sure. The skillset is more rarified than you think and if you have doubts about your ability to do this, you should save your money, seems to me.

Offering your Microsoft Office skills

If you have mad, or maybe not so mad, Office skills, you can make money online. Sites such as eLance prove it everyday.

Often times a company has certain short term projects they want done in a hurry but don’t have the in house skills to do it the way they want it done. This is where you, the Office professional, can make a good sized buck. You save them from the need to hire you and provide benefits and they pay you a higher wage than they could an employee.

This can and often does lead to repeat work from satisfied clients and even long term running contracts that provide some stability to your income.

Taking Surveys

Purely a spare cash kind of thing. There are courses out there claiming you can make a living income from just doing surveys. I very much doubt it but filling out surveys can definitely help reduce the strain of a bill or two. I know because I have done it in the past.

Don’t waste your time on a course on taking surveys. I have a link to one if you really want it, but my opinion is just start looking for companies that claim to want to pay you for taking their surveys and who will let you sign up for free. It can take some time but if you stick at it you will see significant monies coming in before long.

I am going to include mystery shopping here with surveys because:

  1. The potential income is limited
  2. While limited it can help reduce a bill or two
  3. I have done it and gotten a little money from time to time
  4. Sometimes you get rewarded with neat free stuff.

Mystery shopping can be fun as it gets you out of the house, maybe earns you a little money and can reward you with neat free stuff from time to time.

Online Market Trading

Day trading and Forex. Highly technical areas and I suspect most of the money is earned selling these courses to folks who really don’t have the pockets to stand the risks involved. That is an entirely personal opinion and worth what you paid for it.

Write and publish your own Kindle book.

Like with Office skills, if you have some special talent, insight into something lots of folks worry about or can tell a good yarn you might want to turn it into a Kindle book so folks can benefit from it while you benefit from their paying for it.

Amazon has a program just for electronic media authors as do some other companies. A word of warning, though. Make sure you understand who holds the copyright and publishing privileges. You might not want to worry so much about a collection of rice recipes but if you are trying to market your novel, your opus, better safe than sorry.

I have written two novels of a trilogy and am in the process of finding someone to do a line edit before I try to publish it. Electronic publishing was looked at but the fine print was so fine I could not be sure I was still the owner of the book if I were to sign on.

If you don’t see a breakdown of the method above it is because I don’t think it is worth breaking down

From here on, we will make the assumption that you are here looking for ways to make money online with methods that have the following characteristics.

  • You want to make next month at least what you made this month.
  • You would like to not have to re-invent the wheel every month, so residual income is a plus.
  • A real income, at least equal to a good job’s pay, is your goal.
  • You are not looking for beer money, but real income.

In Conclusion

Finding ways to make monley online is easy. Do a search on the phrase and you will get inundated with ways.

Mention it on a discussion board and you will find your email slammed to the point of never being able to read it all.

For me, there are really only fours ways to make money online:

  1. Affiliate marketing
  2. Marketing your own products and services
  3. Finally saying yes to some of your friends who are in network marketing and then taking it to the Internet.
  4. Creating your own retail website for products you buy wholesale or have a drop shipper who does your fulfillment.

Regards,

Ways To Make Money Online

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

If you are going to invest in building an online business or are looking to maximize your chances for success, you will need training. This is the training I use and it works.

Making Money Online

Making Money Online

Making money online is a widely held goal.

For the diligent, disciplined and dedicated making money online is a way to build a lifestyle that let’s them

  1. Hug their wives and husbands more often
  2. Attend more of their kids’ recitals and games
  3. Fulfill their bucket list while they can still dance while doing it
  4. Actually live their lives in pursuit of their dreams and not that of someone else’s.
  5. For the spiritually minded, making money online can lead to more free time to pursue and money to contribute to those things that matter to you.
  6. For the politically minded, making money online can lead to you having more free time to pursue and money to contribute to those things that matter to you.

Unfortunately, a lot of folks see it as a way to not work.

In their minds, making money online is easy, the lazy man’s way to a paycheck. They constantly get excited about this or that new opportunity, new tool or new way to supposedly shortcut the system.

For these folks, making money online is the same as winning the lottery.

They do not see the successful online entrepreneur as someone who has worked for their success. They believe he or she found ‘the secret,’ ‘the shortcut’ and the ‘special’ set of magical activities that only take 20 minutes a day to make 4 or 5 figures that day.

Sad to say, these are the folks who pay for the ones who are doing the work’s monthly expenses while they are actually building a business.

It takes hard work to change ‘making money online’ to ‘make money now.’

Online Jobs

Online jobs are out there for the skilled, too. If you have mad Microsoft Office skills you are in luck. You can earn good money using those skills in the service of those who do not want to hire in house, full time employees.

While it is true that you will be competing with folks from areas who are willing to work for very low wages, there are many jobs and employers who are willing to pay more to have a native American English speaking person to work on their documents and such. Whatever their reasoning for this requirement it is a benefit to the native English speaking person who wants to work from home.

Once you get started you can build yourself a portfolio of clients who regularly send you work. Sometimes this can also lead to you having a fulltime, exclusive work at home relationship with a client.

Online Business Channels

Do you remember when the Internet was just getting started? I do. Running a Worldgroup BBS remains one of the hightide marks in my life.

Up until all hours of the night in a tee shirt and boxers in my basement, listening to the modems negotiate a connection, watching the lights flicker on my US Robotics Sportsters and Couriers…honestly, I was in heaven.

I miss it everyday, too.

The world and technology, however, do not sit still and wait for anyone. The world moves on.

Today, you can make money by

  • Buying and selling on auction sites such as eBay and others.
  • You can become a marketing partner or affiliate with eCommerce site such as Amazon.
  • You can join affiliate marketplace sites such as Clickbank and never run out of things to promote and market.
  • The Internet has changed Network Marketing forever. You no longer have to call on friends and family if you do not wish to…and in my opinion you will probably make more money.

Making Money Online With a Plan

The online world has going for it that you never have to worry about running out of room the way a commercial district has to worry about running out of land. Like with creating fictional worlds in the imagination, you can build a web presence as large as you can think.

You will need some training, though. The Internet is sufficiently matured now that there are some best business practices that can shorten your path to profitability.

Go here to check out the training program to which I subscribe. It has a contact relationship manager that is specifically geared to the online marketing environment.

Best Regards,

making money online

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

 

Make Money Online

How To Make Money Online

Find a need or problem, fill that need or solve that problem and charge for providing the solution. This is how you make money online.

Sounds easy enough, right?

So, why are people not beating down your door to pay you for what you know is the finest solution EVER for their problem. desire or want?

What? Speak Up, I Cannot Hear You.

Out of curiosity I checked to see what the answer would be as to how many websites there are.

The answer? Something like a billion.

You can put up a web page and, literally, it might never get a single visit.

This is not to discourage you, but only to make you aware that there is some work involved when you set out to make money online.

Three Steps, Mister

“Won’t you give me three steps,
Gimme three steps mister,
Gimme three steps towards the door?
Gimme three steps
Gimme three steps mister,
And I’ll never be po’ no mo’….
(slightly modified lyrics by Lynyrd Skynyrd)

One method that has been proven beyond a doubt to work has three steps to make money online.  When using a blog or other content platform the following works:

  1. Publish
  2. Promote
  3. Profit

Publish

Publish Content That Accomplishes A Goal

What you publish should have a specific purpose.

Some things you want your content to do can be:

  • Educate people about you.
  • Provide a solution to a common problem held by your target audience
  • Tell them about a 3rd party resource you discovered that might be of help

Remember, whatever specific need or issue a particular post or page addresses, always keep in mind that you need to be promoting your brand, which is you.

If you are involved in network marketing, the company almost certainly has a web page linked to you by your name or your distributor number. Same if you have an affiliate relationship with a company.

These pages are essentially worthless.

Google hates repetitive duplicated content.

These pages willfully plagiarizes their own material for their thousands of reps.

Google hates plagiarism.

These pages are institutionalized plagiarism and, even though you have permission, Google does not care.

Google wants to promote new, original, relevant content to their searchers.

A Note On WordPress

Google loves WordPress. The other blog platforms are good and some offer some clear benefits.  Having said that Google is the 2,500 gorilla in the room and Google loves WordPress. I am not saying you will not make money if you are already familiar and committed to another platform.

…I love the LiveJournal interface and post over there fairly regularly on none business topics just because I like it…

I am saying that if you are just starting out or are not too far in deep with another platform you should seriously consider starting with WordPress and sticking with it.

So, if you are starting out promoting a particular company’s products, and millions do start out that way, consider your free web page worth what you paid for it.

Let’s move on now to what you DO need to do.

It bears repeating because it is a critical point.

Assuming you have a product or service to promote for now, you need to realize that there are thousands of folks out there promoting the very same thing, often using the very same page and content.

Question is, why should they buy from you instead of the fellow down the street?

Key Point One: You need to be promoting yourself and why you should be a trusted source of information and solutions to their problems, not selling them on the company that provides whatever you are currently selling. That relationship with that company, that company or the product you are promoting could end for any number of reasons at any time. You would then be in the sad position of having to start from scratch.

Promote

Leet’s say you have published what may be the height of humor, persuasive commentary and well, a piece that would make the Bard weep with envy.

Your high English Composition teacher, the one who gave up on your EVER being able to write clearly and was offended that you named your pet gerbil ‘gerund,’ sees the piece online and makes it a point to call you up and say, “You finally get it.”

It does not matter if no one sees your page.

Promotion of your pages is a necessary part of your attempts to make money online.

You have to give Google and the search engine world a reason to list you on the front page of search results. This is important because something like 80% of folks never even look at the second page.

Ways to promote a piece of content:

  1. SEO, search engine optimization. Structure the page in such a way that the search engines can easily index it.
  2. Social proof. Quality content gets shared. Getting shared on Facebook or Twitter gives Google a lot of incentive to put you on the front page of the search results.
  3. Backlinks. Others seeing your hard work and linking to your page because they find it helpful also pushes Google to rank you ahead of others.

SEO, social proof and backlinks are a simple three step process for me. Google has made it where on page SEO is problematic at best and you can hurt yourself in your efforts to make money online if you try too hard or just do it by the seat of your pants.

SEO is a critical part of promotion.

It is worth your time and effort to come up with a process that protects as well as promotes you and your offerings.

I follow a simple three step process that works for me and works for 7 figure earners. That process is:

  1. SocialADR
  2. SpinDistribute
  3. Rank & Stick SEO

At some future date I will go over these three in their own individual posts, but they need a quick note and you need to go spend some time looking at them.

SocialADR puts your material out there so folks can share it. There is an incentive for them to share your material because hopefully, your are going to be a stand up guy or gal and share their material, too. Fair is fair and everyone benefits.

SpinDistribute is an awesome service. The will share your articles and, if you like, they will even create original articles unique only to your and your site and distribute them creating backlinks.

Rank & Stick SEO posts your articles over time to a private, closed blog network composed of thousands of quality blogs. This is a source of very high quality backlinks and social proof. It is a monthly service and well, unless you are willing to go out and spend the years it takes to build such a monster network of blogs with established authority you simply cannot recreate the way Google will view your blog.

In Conclusion

Publish content that is relevant and provides clear benefit or solves a problem.

Give your readers specific calls to action so they can move on it and benefit. (Or, to put it differently, give them instructions on what to do and where to go.)

Promote it by sharing your work to sites designed specifically to create backlinks and social proof for your content so Google has a reason to list it on the front page of their search results.

Profit it when your readers act on your calls to action when appropriate.

Best Regards,

make money online

Tim Singleton

Lead Generation Ideas

Lead Generation: Your Lifeblood

Lead generation companies want you to think that this subject is hard. They want you to think it is just better to outsource it. By outsource they mean pay for their services.

Perhaps there is some truth to this, but that is the magic of attraction marketing.

Creating quality content that is of benefit to your target market gives them a reason to continue to view your pages.

Do I Really Need to Master Lead Generation?

Yes, you do. You may think you would be okay without it, but you won’t. If you don’t, you leave yourself dependent on others.

Isn’t being independent part of why you are trying to build a home based business?

Lead Generation Techniques: Attraction Marketing

Understand, attraction marketing is a powerful technique. Looking at the number of folks who have mastered it who make 5 and 6 and no doubt soon to be 7 figure monthly incomes I think an argument can be made that it is the technique.

Attraction Marketing

When it comes to lead generation ideas of how to proceed are not in short supply.

I would argue that good ideas are in short supply.

The best way to get up to speed is get educated on the issue.  As you create quality online real estate lead generation becomes less of a concern because as you increase your footprint, you increase your authority.

Ask yourself, “What problems can I solve for my target audience?”

Take each problem and create a resource for it.

To sum up:

  1. Generating leads is the lifeblood of your business.
  2. This subject is not an easy thing for most to master.
  3. It must be mastered for your business to reach its full potention.
  4. Attraction marketing is the best way for a small business to master online lead generation. It is free and mastering it builds skillsets into the business owner for free.
  5. Ask yourself, “What are the problems of my targeted audience?”
  6. Ask, “How can I solved this for them?” or “What do they need from me to solve this?”
  7. Solve the problem.
  8. Create an online resource page showing your solution to their problem.
  9. Distribute the solution through online and social media.

You should go here to learn more about attraction marketing.

Best Regards,

lead generation

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
205-337-6618

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