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What To Write About In Your Blog

writers-block-37580802What Do I Write About In My Blog?

Not knowing what to write about is a common complaint amongst those who are new to the world of blogging. They may be new to blogging, or maybe not so new.

A couple of general tips on what to avoid going in:

  1. Write about whatever you are interested in.
  2. Just write everyday
  3. SEO is a waste of time.

Write About Your Interests

While it is true you should write about that which interests you, you really should make sure your topics are in the same area. For instance, writing about the best dog house one day  and the best mac and cheese recipe the next is not going to earn you many points with Google.

If you are into gold sales, affiliate marketing and MLM, as I am, then all your posts should be along the lines of those subjects.

Just Write Everyday

Writing everyday is a wonderful goal. Unless you don’t have a job there are going to be nights where your eyes are just so sandy you will not be able to keep your focus long enough to do anything but wake up ever 15 minutes when you head hits the keyboard.

I know. I have literally banged my face on my keyboard trying to blog while exhausted from being at work all day.

A much better approach, seems to me, is to write 3 to 5 good quality posts a week. Put some thought into an article. Do a YouTube video and tie them together with links. Add some relevant photos to the body of the blog.

I really do believe, Facebook notwithstanding, that a little attention to detail, to proper grammar and to interesting content that has some real value to your audience will have huge returns in terms of trust between you and your audience.

People buy from those they trust.

SEO Is A Waste of Time

The folks who say SEO is a waste of time are wrong. Sure, there are a few folks who do not do SEO and have enjoyed a world of success. Learn it and prosper more quickly is all I can say.

Learning Google’s likes and dislikes can do nothing but increase your profitability in a much shorter time frame.

Invest, Learn, Teach

Easy as pie, something you can do to recoup some of your investments in all those courses you have bought and paid for.

Do a scan of you hard drive …let me rephrase that. Do a ‘search’ on your hard drive for all files named *.pdf.

You invested time and probably some time into them. If they were profitable to you in any way, take some time and figure out how it was this material helped you. Determine what it was you learned.

Write a blog and teach others what you have learned. This makes you an expert in eyes of the 99% of folks who do not know what you now know and you are providing them with value in return for them reading your post.

Top Ten Lists

All those motivational and business books you have been reading and collecting? The lion’s share of them have some kind of top five or ten lists on some business related issue. Take that top ten list and turn it into a blog post.

Top Ten Lists Rock for Blog PostsFolks love top ten lists. A list takes a ton of information and condenses it down to a quickly mastered distillation of valuable knowledge.  These lists often give you a road map for discovering things you need to know.

Don’t have so many books or are in a tight? Your public library astonishingly has most of these books on their shelves and that is free. Make a run by your local bookstore to see what is hot and then check with your library. If they don’t have it they can generally get it by inter-library loan in a few days.

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Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

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What Is YOUR Dream Life?

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Bad Focus Points

While you are out driving, say for a Sunday vehicular walkabout, have you ever noticed that if you focus on a sign or something interesting, the car begins to drift in that direction?

This is why they say, “Keep your eyes on the road.”

Up until not too long ago, I never knew how many folks lived in a negative space, one of only focusing on what they don’t want. Never, not once, have they thought about what they DO want. If someone asked me for a percentage I would have to say high 90’s.

We know from the Law of Attraction that this is exactly what you don’t want to do.

Good Focus Points

You get what you focus on.

If you focus on what you want, you get what you want.

If you focus on what you don’t want, you get what you don’t want.

Focus on what you want.

If you find my statement that, “Never, not once, have they thought about what they DO want,” understand that wishing to retire living on an island drinking fruity drinks is a substitute for a hated job, not a dream for how to live one’s life.

Being swept up in in the desire for the pictures some ‘guru’ put up on his page are not goals, they are distractions keeping you from what you really want.

Do you really want a $200,000 sports car? Do you really want a home so big you have to spend another $100,000 a year just to keep it up?

Pain

Are these the things you want or are they things you believe will distract you from the pain of your existence?

What Pain?

The pain that makes you get up at 2AM because that is the only time the phone is not ringing from creditors.

The pain that makes you drive like a maniac on the road, knowing all the while that it is not them you are really mad at but the pain of being locked in a life you hate.

Focus, like that X-ray laser Edward Teller wanted to build, focus on what you want and keep at it and the universe will start moving those colossal gears in your favor.

What To Do Right Now

  1. Get a blog and start blogging1.
  2. Find someone you believe in and read his books2.
  3. Watch him on YouTube, as well.
  4. Think about what it is you want.
  5. Ask yourself why you want it.

Take some time and think about it.

Decide what you want, and why, before you go into a business that you hate as much as you hate your job.

Reading List

I have included a list of books I believe in. They helped me. Here they are in no particular order:

  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  • Who Took My Money? by Robert Kiyosaki
  • Prophecy by Robert Kiyosaki
  • The Law of Success In Sixteen Lessons by Andrew Carnegie

This is a get your feet wet while you figure out exactly what it is you want to accomplish.

Look around; see what others are doing.

See what’s working.

READ.

Let me know your thoughts.

Regards,

Tim Singleton

1. Own your blog. Bite the bullet on having a hosting account. If others control your blog, then others can control how you use it. Build your own blog and do frequent backups to your personal hard drive.

2.If I had to pick one(1) book to start with, my advice is the original.  The Law of Success In Sixteen Lessons by Andrew Carnegie is what started it all. It is $4.95 and downloadable as a PDF.

Earning Income From Home

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So, You Want To Work From Home

The question of how to make an income from home always comes up when folks find themselves in the following situations:

  1. Got fired
  2. Got laid off indefinitely
  3. Downsized (‘rightsized’ there’s a word to piss you off)
  4. Retired and found payments were less than planned
  5. Disabled, holding your breath for Social Security Disability
    divorced

If often comes up with the realization that:

  • You hate your job.
  • Your boss does not respect you; he may never do so.
  • There is no career path; no income increase prospects.

Starting A Business

Deciding you want to work for yourself leads to the need for a business plan.

Questions you need to answer:

  1. What products and services you want to market?
  2. To whom are you going to market? Who is your target market?
  3. Marketing methods you will use.
  4. How to drive traffic to your site.

When you answer these questions, you can then be about the business of filling in the blanks of your business plan.

Shoestring Budget

If you have plenty of room in your budget, then yeehaa. Let’s get started.

That really is not the point of this post. This post is directly aimed at those whose budgets are extremely tight or perhaps even zero.

If you want to get started marketing and building an online business, there are some expenses involved.

If you are choosing a network or MLM opp you probably will have some kind of monthly expense or auto ship.

You will want a blog that you own. If your politics or alignment goes against the grain of your ‘free’ blog’s hosting company they can yank your blog and close your site.1.

There are paid traffic sources. You can stick with the free methods, but paid is something you will want to be comfortable with.

Incidentals: faster Internet, office supplies, etc.

Tools. There are tools, some are a one time fee, others are subscription based.

DON’T DO IT.

That’s right, your uncle Tim is telling you to not borrow money. Go save it, work some extra hours if you can. Point is, if you are having trouble paying your bills and buying groceries I sure to Heaven do NOT want you borrowing money in order to purchase some of the courses and such that I sell.

I am not in the business of hurting people.

I AM in the business of building long term business relationships with folks who want to be free from the need for a job, forever.

Now, the make it real quick here there are two pieces to this puzzle. The products and services you are going to sell and the training provided by them. Then there is the training outside and separate from the what they provide you. There is also affiliate marketing which, while basically free to start, does require some learning while you are earning.

Point is, you have GOT to get some cash flow going, right now.

How do you do that?

Get Paid Today

Get Paid Today, also known as GPT, is a concept that means you understand that 95% of the folks who see your business opportunity are not going to get involved with you, but you STILL have ways and opportunities to make money from them. One way is to sell them training materials and other such things through an affiliate marketer relationship with various companies.

This is all well and good but how do you do that?

See part two of this article coming later today or tomorrow.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
Earthtiger Networking

1 More and more, companies who provide what you can call essential services are using the potential gatekeeper power they have to force public compliance. Do not fail to consider this. By hosting your own blog with an independent hosting company you own your domain and your data. By owning your domain and regularly backing up your data you can minimize the potential for interference or extended down times while you work out a disagreement.

 

How To Market Affiliate Programs Profitably

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How Quickly Can You Get Started As An Affiliate Marketer?

In a matter of minutes, just by filling out the required web form and distributing the affiliate link, you can be in an affiliate marketing relationship with a company.

Some folks choose to forego a web site or blog, choosing rather to include the required affiliate link in their email signatures or in their online persona’s signature which they use to access the blogs in which they participate.

It works for some folks in terms of generating ongoing income, especially for those with small expectations, it seems to me. Little is accomplished in terms of building a long term business. I suppose I could be wrong in this opinion. Since this approach does nothing to build a list or a relationship with the customer I think I am safe in sticking with it.

Again, this is fine if that is all you want. I don’t think it is. If it is all you want, I don’t think the rest of this article will do you any good. After all, it is one of the first principles of online marketing, an axiom if you will, that ‘the money is in the list.’ If your efforts are not building your list you need to modify them until they are.

Posting. Why Do You Do It?

Why do you include your affiliate link in your profile, or your email signature, unless it is to get paid.

Aren’t you a nice fellow, helping out XYZ corporation just because you like the product.

What’s that you say?

Well, okay, then. You need to understand that you have to do more than spray and pray your affiliate link everywhere.

You need to create a piece of content that is well written and is crafted in such a way that Google has a reason to put you on the front page.

Do It Correctly, the First Time

Quit worrying about producing a piece of content every day. Understand that you need to produce one(1) good piece of content that converts, not 30 pieces in a month about pictures of your cat with an occasional affiliate post. Make sense?

What I am saying here is understand that folks who tell you all you have to do is post every day and you will get rich are telling you something you want to hear and like a TV preacher, you are paying them to do it.

Technically, ‘you need to blog everyday’ is a true statement but I am telling you I have blogged 90 days straight and not had much to show for it. I tell you this because it is important that you understand if you, too, are going through this, it is not your fault. You are missing some big chunks …no, not big, but indeed cosmic chunks …of information.

I want you to commit right now to making it job one to create one piece of quality content.

This means I want you to quit sweating over making a post every day next week when you know that you are probably going to have to work overtime …or it is your nephew’s bar mitzvah …you have a monthly report due at work …or your niece’s sweet 16 party, whatever.

I want you to quit beating yourself to death feeling as if your dream is slowly slipping away because you cannot blog every day. Give yourself permission to feel good about your job because your job is what is financing your ultimate dream so your monthly report is part of building your dream, okay?

…and commit to creating a single piece of good content.

Yes, I know. This goes against everything you have been told lately. Well, that’s fine. I can take the heat and here is why I stand by my words.

  • You have been blogging every day for how long? Your results are what? Ask yourself what is driving you to stick to your guns if you are clearly firing blanks?
  • If you do as I say, and create a single, good quality piece of content and it starts making you money …it will make you money from now on. …24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, you now have a piece of profitable content that will generate some amount of cashflow for as long as you keep the content online.
  • Rinse and repeat.

My point is …and I know I am repeating myself but I want to be very clear. Focus on creating ONE, single piece of profitable content and then you can create the second one much faster. As it becomes second nature to you, and the profits start rolling in, you can focus on creating new content and less time worrying about making a sale today.

Fruit Trees and Wealth

Yes, I know. You just widened your eyes and thought What?

I will explain. Folks in the modern world are so focused on paychecks they really don’t see that the earth is just pushing wealth and security out at them everyday and no, I am not about to go off into some Eco Gaia kind of mystic rant. It is very simple. An apple tree produces a certain amount of fruit every summer. Apples run about $4.99 for a 3 lbs. bag of Gala apples at my local Wal-Mart.

I had to look it up, but an acre of trees having 300 to 400 trees should be able to produce at least 16,000 lbs. of fruit. If things are perfect, the number should approach 20,000 lbs. Working with the average of 350 trees in an acre and with the lower number of 16,000 lbs. as well as saying 60% will be what you can actually sell this gives you (16,000 lbs. / 350 trees) x .6 x ($4.99/3lbs.) and you have an annual dollar value of a single tree at $45.62.

May not sound like much, but what if you had 1,000 trees? Are you with me?

Concentrate on making one, single post that is generating you cash flow, any amount …it does not matter how much… and you are on your way to replacing your job. Once you replace your job you can start improving the process.

Toolsets and Making Posts Profitable

This process of focusing on one profitable post at a time is applicable whether you are engaging in mobile marketing affiliate programs, a multi level marketing affiliate program or, if you prefer, billing yourself as a network marketing affiliate.

Point is, you have to begin with the end in mind, produce a piece of content that will address the needs of your audience, and promote that content to rank.

Now, I Will Contradict All That I Just Wrote

Well, sort of contradict myself. All that I just wrote is absolutely true and I stand by it.

However, comma, as we used to say, once you have mastered the ability to create a piece of quality content that is unique and properly optimized for Google, one of the things you can do is shorten the time between postings.

Google likes fresh content, fresh perspectives and regularity. Shooting for 4 to 5 days a week is a good goal; 3 would be a minimum, I think.

Google Wants to Rank ‘Truth’

Also, I am giving you a head’s up on what may be next from Google.

Concerned with 'truth' or wanting to limit access to dissident opinion? The Inquisition claimed to be the protector of 'truth,' too.
Concerned with ‘truth’ or wanting to limit access to dissident opinion? The Inquisition claimed to be the protector of ‘truth,’ too.

There has been some talk about Google downplaying to some extent the value of backlinks to your content, focusing instead on the number of ‘true’ statements and facts in the post to provide motivation on where to rank it.

Now, exactly how this is going to work and who is going to be the arbiter of what is true and what it trash I have no idea.

Think about it and when you have, I think it would be a good investment of time and energy to make commentary directly to Google on the matter.

…after you have done your posting for the day.

Best regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

 

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How To Earn Money On The Internet

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So You Need To Earn Money

You see all these ads promising you a steady, and healthy, monthly income on the Internet. All you need to do is spend 6 to 10 hours a week, blogging once a day, and in 90 days you can tell your boss to go stick it.

You do it and it does not work. You ask why and you don’t get good answers.

Good Answer: One that gives you actionable things to change, showing a positive change in results in a reasonable amount of time. -Tim Singleton

That you are not making money is not your fault. There is a reason 97% of the people who engage in networking, MLM or affiliate marketing fail.

Reason for Your Failure: You are not given good information for one thing.

The assumption being that you are working at it everyday.

Gurus Claim to Know It All

Ask yourself this question: If you went to a doctor and you had three illnesses, all of them serious, and he said no worries he is a specialist in all of them would you take him seriously?

I did not think so.

YOUR Talents Are Unique

Your talents are indeed unique. Still, having said that you need to pick a body of knowledge, successful and proven knowledge, that aligns as closely as possible with your talent.

A man has made a successful living doing YouTube videos. You have a gift for writing. What is he going to successfully teach you?

Maybe some things, sure. Then again, maybe not much.

Know what you are good at, where your heart is. Then pick a marketing channel that is suited to your talents.

Now, you may make a dry run or two. You may drill a dry hole or two before you get some traction. Like I tell people, if this stuff were easy we could not get rich doing it. You don’t make a good living or take control because of what is easy. You do it because of what is possible.

My Lead System Pro: Mastery

More than a few folks have asked me why I am so enamored of MLSP.

Very simply, of all the current string of gurus out there who are marketing their own products and services I would bet a Benjamin that the majority are ‘graduates’ of MLSP.

Unlike some gurus who claim to know it all, MLSP’s claim to fame is a community of established, proven and successful people who are not only accomplished in their particular channel, they want to make you successful in that channel, too.

Just as someone new to blogging you would naturally follow the ILT method, you would learn a particular marketing niche from the man or woman who has a proven track record with it.

You can then you can teach your people.

Step by step instructions are given on how you can ride their coat tails while you grow into the successful, profitable leader you know you can be.

You should click here now to discover what all is included in My Lead System Pro Mastery.

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TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

$5,000 In 30 Days

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What Would You Do?

  1. What Would You Do If You HAD to Succeed?
  2. What if you lost your job?
  3. What if you lost all your savings or had none?
  4. What if there were no government services to turn to?
  5. What if you simply HAD to succeed and there was no plan B?

What would you do?

The Question

$5k In 30 Days takes on the question of no plan B, you have to succeed and asks the top people in SEO, YouTube video and Facebook marketing what they would do if

  • They had NO list
  • No body of work to drive SEO or time to wait for SEO to work
  • No big advertising budget.

As I understand it, the question was asked what would you do if you had to generate $5,000 to save someone’s life.

The Best Answered The Question

The ones they put the question to are the best of the best in MLSP at what they do.

They cover:

  1. SEO
  2. Facebook Marketing
  3. Videos for YouTube

They were asked what you would ask if you could sit down with them and pick their brain, notebook, pen and recorder in hand.

The Question was:

“If your son, daughter, wife, husband, sibling, or loved one was diagnosed with terminal cancer and you had to generate $5,000 with your business in the next 30 days so that you could buy the antidote or else, how would you do it if…

You had to:

  • start all over from scratch
  • you had NO list
  • you had NO JV partners
  • you had NO previous success
  • you had NO real budget for marketing, NOTHING!

How would you guarantee you make $5,000 in the next 30 days with YOUR business?!”

And then we hit the record button

Then came the Magic

It was like Dumbledore, Glenda the Good Witch of the West and Video Merlin all showed up at the same time to bless the one (you) destined for success with the magic, the ring, the key to his or her hidden future.

They were:

  1. Rob Fore
  2. Mark Harbert & the Bluesman of MLM
  3. Michelle Pescosolido

Rob Fore, the SEO magician who seems to show up on page one of Google’s search pages no matter WHAT keyword you enter shows you how to rank and get traffic WITHOUT having to wait on SEO to work. While SEO is number one in his mind, her admits it takes time and proceeds to show you how he got around it when he needed to. Rob is the best guy in SEO in your niche; you need to hear what he has to say.

Mark Harbert and the Bluesman of MLM show you how to make videos for YouTube with simple equipment that will take advantage of Google’s desire to rank YouTube videos over others. Again, they are widely recognized as being the best at what they do.

Michelle Pescosolido, aka the Facebook Queen, (best FaceBook marketer alive) shows you how to take even the tiniest of budgets and make it stretch until you can generate enough revenue to grow you budget. Just my opinion, but this seems to perhaps be THE fastest way out of broke if you have even the smallest of budgets.

Why do I think that?

  1. SEO takes time, videos rely to some extent on SEO, and ads only charge you if they generate traffic.
  2. Traffic is how you get PAID.
  3. Unless you have traffic, even the very BEST converting funnel is wasted.
  4. The funnels are PROVEN.
  5. Traffic is the ANSWER.

These are mastermind videos that will change the way you think about marketing forever. For the price of these interviews, you would be absolutely insane to not PICK UP THESE INTERVIEWS RIGHT NOW and add them to your digital training library.

The following bonuses are included. If you are serious about laying the foundation of an online business and building your brand quickly, you need to click here and check this out.

BONUS #1) Bluesman’s Keyword Research Secret Weapon – an intense 2-hour training where Frank Marino’s 100% FREE tool that tells you if your videos will rank for specific keywords before you even get started. ($297 Value)

BONUS #2) Mark Harbert’s Sneaky Video Tips & Tricks – a full 1 hour training showing you exactly how Mark got 1,200 leads, 36 sign-ups, and banked $5,000 from just ONE video! ($297 Value)

Again, click here and check out what may be the key to helping you break on through to the other side and start making money.

Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing

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How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing For Beginners

If you are asking the question of how to make money through this channel, odds are you are brand new, don’t have a website and most likely don’t have a list.

Don’t worry about it. Even the biggest names started from square one. We just need to shorten the way with education.

The method for making money is simple in theory, but hairier in execution. The main thing needed for success in affiliate marketing is understanding that getting on top of the search engine results takes time and patience.

It takes a little time and patience to both master the method and to let the work you have put in work.

The saddest part of the affiliate marketer wannabe experience that I see is the number of folks who put in 90% of the effort required to make it and quit, just days or even hours of seeing the success that could carry them through to the other side.

As I have said in other places and will no doubt repeat again somewhere else, the steps to make money with affiliate marketing are as follows:

  1. Pick a product you can in good faith represent.
  2. Pick a marketing channel you like and want to master.
  3. Create a piece of content that fits that channel.
  4. Apply SEO techniques to that content.
  5. Promote that content as widely as possible.
  6. Put the checks in the bank.

What, Exactly, IS Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a performance based marketing channel that let’s independent contractors drive traffic to a company’s capture page, funnel, or corporate website that uses a cookie, modified link or other related methods to track which affiliate directed that traffic.

If the traffic results in a sale, the affiliate (you) gets paid.

How to Become An Affiliate Marketer

Click your heels three times and say, “There’s no place like affiliate marketing! There’s no place like affiliate marketing! There’s no place like affiliate marketing!”

Just kidding. Making the decision to be an affiliate marketing is easy. The work comes in becoming effective as one.

As I said earlier, pick a product you can represent or promote in good faith because you believe in it. Unless you are a sociopath, your passion in creating content related to that product will be influenced by whether or not you really believe in it.

If you are at a loss as to what to sell to make money commission junction, clickbank and a small number of educational companies offer outstanding affiliate marketing opportunities.

How to Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Without A Website

Chances are you are reading this not through a website, but through a document sharing site such as docstoc.com or slideshare.com.

Surprisingly, many folks do not use Google to do their research. They choose to begin at document sharing and article sites.

Document and Article Sites:

  • ezinearticles.com
  • articlebase.com
  • articlesnatch.com
  • GoArticles.com
  • slideshare.com
  • docstoc.com

By creating quality, unique content and posting it to these domains, you can effectively build your brand. Most all of them have free educational resources that can help you tweak your content to most effectively take advantage of their domain, too.

Again, to summarize the method from earlier, you should:

  1. Pick a product.
  2. Pick a marketing channel.
  3. Create a piece of content based on product.
  4. Tweak it so the search engines like it.
  5. Promote that content.
  6. Put the checks in the bank.

If you have trouble deciding what you want to promote to make money Clickbank,Commission Junction and other related sites can inspire you. Spend some time looking through what is for sale there.

If I had to pick ONE to start with it would be Clickbank. You will need to pick a nickname to build your hoplinks with, mine is tigerworks, for instance.

Does Affiliate Marketing Work?

If you are reading this, then yes, yes, it does work.

In 2005, affiliate marketing in the US alone was said by some sources to account for $53 billion in sales, so yes, again, it does indeed work.

While I have not read the report, in my research I found that Forrester is selling a report entitled US Affiliate Marketing Forecast, 2009 to 2014 for $499.00, and people are paying it, so it works.

Closing Thoughts

If you are going to represent something, make sure the commission rate is worth your time. You cannot make your rent as a beginner on $2 commissions on a product that does not have wide appeal.

Consider representing things that have a residual commission on subscriptions. Subscriptions mean you are making money this month and next. A growing number of product subscriptions will make next month much more interesting, I promise.

The single best educational program that I am involved with, use, and represent is My Lead System Pro Mastery. The program is specifically designed to directly address the challenges the new online marketer faces.

As you can see from the graphic below, and this is one of my favorites because it shows the depth and width of what is provided, MLSP Mastery provides educational paths on all the major marketing channels.

Not even a complete list...
Not even a complete list…

Again, click here to go check out My Lead System Pro Mastery.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

So, You Want To Learn Affiliate Marketing

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Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a marketing channel that uses the efforts of affiliates (people like you) to promote their products and services in exchange for a reward. It is performance based in that you only get paid if your efforts result in a sale.

You are generally able to pursue whatever advertising methods you prefer as long as you don’t spam or conduct yourself in an unethical or illegal way when promoting their line.

Learn Affiliate Marketing Basics

To break it down into its most basic steps:

  1. Pick a product you want to promote.
  2. Pick a channel through which you want to promote that product.
  3. Create a piece of content appropriate to the channel you pick.
  4. Drive traffic to that piece of content.
  5. Cash your checks.

The Best Way To Learn Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing Training

Affiliate marketing schools of thought cover a wide territory because there have been a lot of approaches to it that have worked for the people trying them.

When they enter the arena of teaching others, they tend, quite logically, to teach what they did and do because it works for them. The problem is, that approach does not take into account the changing algorithms of Google and other search engines.

To learn affiliate marketing free up your mind from preconceived notions of what works. Concentrate on answering the question of what is working now.

What Is Working Now?

You cannot just throw up a page that says, “This is so wonderful; you should buy it through me.” If it were that easy you would not have the potential to make big bucks and live a fine lifestyle working from home.

Traffic generation techniques are what are working. If that sounds completely Foggy in the FOG factor theme of writing, it is meant to be so for a reason.

You can create the most scintillatingly interesting article ever written but if no one comes to it you are still dead in the water with no sales.

You have to effectively drive traffic, eyeballs, to your page if you want to succeed.

Without traffic you are like a man in the desert yelling for water.

How To Drive Traffic; Traffic Driving Methods That Work

Solo Ads – Someone with an audience with interests aligned with your target audience allows you to send an ad to his email list. That list is composed of people who have agreed to receive ads because they want information. Solo ads do cost money, but generally not much. If they do not produce, use a different solo ad provider.

Facebook Ads – Pick a budget that you can live with, something like $5 or $10 a day. I am currently using $6 a day, myself. That way you don’t spend a lot of money on an ad that does not perform well because you can tweak it every day. There is an art to it; you do not want to sound desperate.

Blogging – Blogs are awesome, mainly because Google loves them. Google especially loves the ones running on WordPress that provide original, engaging content. One of the main reasons is WordPress blogs are easily and efficiently indexed by their search engine spiders.

YouTube Videos – Hmmm, now, why in the world would Google love YouTube videos over other video sources? They do, but why would that be? It is because Google owns YouTube?

Moving people from your blog to a YouTube video you created to link to your blog post means Google is going to have advertising and revenue opportunities. They reward you by driving traffic to your video by ranking your page when folks look for what you are writing about.

SEO means search engine optimization. Most know the phrase; few know the science. SEO means you structure your blog post so that Google knows it is relevant, informative, and most importantly, unique.

Quickie Course On Blogging

“What do I blog about?”

“I don’t know what to write about.”

These are easily answered questions and you will never run out of ideas if you note the following ideas.

  • Books
  • Things you have learned
  • Courses you yourself have taken and your experience with them

Books related to your business or product. Write a review and whether you recommend it or not. If you do recommend it, grab an affiliate link.1 You can also write a Top Ten Things I Learned kind of thing about the book.

Things you have learned along the way about what you are marketing is always helpful. People appreciate it and when it helps them in their lives they begin to trust you. Remember, you are marketing you as a trusted resource first. People buy from those they trust.

Courses you have taken are powerful sources of blogging material. Remember this short acronym: ILT.

ILT can make you rich. What does ILT stand for? Invest, Learn, Teach.

Invest, Learn, Teach

Invest in courses that teach you needed skills. Learn the material in the courses and apply it in your own marketing and business efforts. Teach others what you have learned through blog posts and YouTube videos.

By doing this ILT method repeatedly, you will begin to develop a corp of folks who trust you and watch and read your material on a regular basis. When they are ready to buy courses and move forward with either using the product and service you are recommending as an affiliate or building a business of their own you will be their go to guy or girl.

Resources

Here are some resources for you to check out. Most have free videos that will provide you some effective basic education on their respective channels so make sure to have a notebook handy when you watch.

Follow the links and you will soon have a good basic foundation in affiliate and Internet marketing. I want to be clear here in what I am offering. There will be an opportunity to buy a complete, advanced course in these areas, created by folks who have proven their methods work. The introductory videos themselves and by themselves have tremendous value so, as I say, take notes when you watch them.

  1. My Lead System Pro Mastery
  2. Social Media Mastery, Facebook
  3. Tube Traffic Mojo
  4. Predatory SEO

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TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

1. Always make a note if you are to be compensated for a purchase. It is the right thing to do. I am an affiliate for the products linked to here. It is my goal to help 1,000 folks be able to quit their jobs and I only recommend products I believe will be helpful in that goal.

 

A Side Business Idea That I Like and Why

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Why A Side Business?

There are lots of folks who look for ways to start a side business. How many?

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The amount of literature and number of web pages devoted to the subject are, well, the best way to answer that is to look at the number of web pages that came up when I did a search on the phrase ‘side business ideas.’ Google returned 193,000,000 pages.

There is a reason folks look for ways to start a side business.  It is to your benefit to do so covers all the bases on the matter, too.

Two Reasons For A Side Business

First, to make money. It makes absolutely no sense to start a business with no intent to make money. It might not necessarily be to turn a profit, but in order to be in business you have to have some motivation to generate cash flow.

Second, to give yourself a break, a break from taxes. The tax advantages to having a side business can really increase the amount of money you get back at the end of the year or avoid paying throughout the year if you set it up right. As always, seek competent counsel and advice.

Other reasons include:

  1. So you can someday quit your job
  2. Increase the amount of money you can sock away for retirement
  3. Pay for your kid’s college without going in hock for student loans
  4. Act as a profitable outlet for your passion.
  5. Act as a profitable outlet for your hobby

There are others, I am sure, but this was just what occurred to me off the top of my head.

A Side Business I Like

Affiliate Marketing is in my top two choices. The main reasons I like affiliate marketing are:

  1. You don’t have to have employees
  2. You don’t have to deal with all the employee issues
  3. It can be run from home, giving you tax advantages you otherwise cannot take advantage of.
  4. The investment is small in most cases and the potential reward unlimited.
  5. You can run it on your time schedule for the larger part of the time.

Affiliate Marketing Is Simple

Affiliate Marketing is fairly simple.

  • You find something you like enough to tell others about
  • Create an affiliate relationship with that company.
  • They give you a unique link that is coded to you.
  • You distribute that link.

When someone buys through your link, you get paid.

Simple, Not Necessarily Easy

I say that but the truth is what makes it hard is folks don’t want to follow the things that have worked for others. Say someone buys a $297.00 product.

They will download it, look at it, be excited for a few minutes and then drift back off to the television because their favorite TV series has come on. Feeling that LazyBoy’s support in the reclined position, they decide they will get to the course on the weekend when they have no distractions.

Only, there are always distractions aren’t there? When you buy a course, execute it faithfully. It is really east to do once you decide to do IT instead of the same old same old that makes you no money.

Remember this, too, when you start thinking you will change things up. In most cases it is best to follow the instructions for which you paid.

Residual Income In Affiliate Marketing

If you are going to sell something, you might as well get paid on it when they renew next month.

The potential for building an income that you can walk away from for a month or more and then come back to it is what puts the stars into folk’s eyes in the first place.

Affiliate is an easy choice if you are limited on capital, time and experience.

Side Business Education

You will need to learn the ropes of how to run an affiliate business, you kow. If you knew how, you would be doing it and getting paid, right?

Watch this free video on the challenges facing online marketer and what you can do about it.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

How To Get the Most Cash Back

What Is Cash Back?

‘Cash Back’ is the practice of using a small refund off the price as an incentive to get you to use their credit card or portal to make your purchase. Some cards will give you

  1. 1% when you make your purchase
  2. 1% when you pay
  3. 1% when you make the purchase and another 1% when you pay
  4. more than 1% cash back

Which Credit Card Gives The Most Cash Back

The issue of which card rewards you with the most cash back is a moving target, really. What is true this week will not be true next week. Some cards even change the rules of the game every year. Most will not change all their cards in an effort to maximize their profits so I am not going to address this particular issue.

Rather than that I am going to suggest a way to maximize whatever savings you are currently getting with your current card.  The question, “Where can I get the most cash back?” is answerable in my opinion. We will address it here.

Most Cash Back At Walmart

That’s easy. Get the best cash back card you can find (or qualify for) and then go through the best cash back portal site you can find.

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That is where Dubli comes in. Yes, if you shop at Wal-Mart though Dubli you wil receive as much as 7% cashback. That is on top of whatever rewards your card is giving you.

Double Digit Cash Back

In January I bought my mom flowers for her birthday. The rewards amounted to 17.7% cash back. Double digit cash back rewards can make the difference in whether your retirement savings do the job.

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Double digit savings can:

  1. Pay your power bill.
  2. Cover the cost of your auto insurance.
  3. Be used to buy silver eagles and throw them in a drawer for the future.

Remember, all these savings we are talking about in are in addition to the savings your card provides you now. For instance, if I had a card that was paying me 1% when I purchased and 1% when I paid my bill, I would be receiving 19.7% cash back when I bought flowers for my mom.

1%+1%+17.7% = 19.7%

Dubli Cash Back

Dubli has over 6,000 stores. Compare this to eBates’ 1,700 stores. I have looked at a number of programs and Dubli is the top cash back program as far as I am concerned.

If you like sharing your good fortune and would like your friends to benefit, too, you can click here.

For those who would like to join the growing ranks of work at home moms or work at home dads; if you are interested in building an income by promoting the benefits of cash back, go here and watch this short, interesting video right now.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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You’re likely missing one of these CRITICAL elements to making LIFE-CHANGING income online. Which one are you missing?