Tag Archives: blogging

One For the Writers

TMBA322: One For the Writers
Date: 2016-02-04
Link: Tropical MBA
 
Tropical MBAWork on your monetization streams.
Work on your keywords for SEO.
Work on your writing.
Putting terrible photos on a post looks crass.
It is all about prioritizing.
What one person thinks and what is important to another are different things.

Work From Anywhere, Be Your Own Boss And Make A Lot Of Money

FA126 – Work From Anywhere, Be Your Own Boss And Make A Lot Of Money
Date: 2012-12-14
Link: The Foolish Adventure
 
With globalization you have limitless labor markets.
Domain knowledge is a great thing to have before starting something new.
Blogging has become a legitimate way to build a business. Be transparent with your knowledge building process.

The Dark Side of Online Business, Blogging and Success

SPI 104: The Dark Side of Online Business, Blogging and Success
Date: 2014-04-10
Link: Smart Passive Income
 
Success is never something that happens overnight.
When you’re starting out (with your own business) you wear all of the hats.
You want the advice, wisdom, and expertise of those who have already done it.
There is nothing more important than making connections because you cannot do this alone.
Make sure you have a schedule.
Hook up with other people as much as you can.
Take your most frequently asked questions (that you receive via email) and have answers ready.
The more you promote different things the more you confuse your audience.
The worst thing you can do is promote a product just for the commission.
The most important thing you have online is the trust you have with your audience.
A lot of time entrepreneurs put so much pressure on themselves that the burn out.
You can’t expect yourself to be perfect all the time.
The best defense (to trolls) is not reacting.
You have to grow a thick skin when you put yourself out there online.
You don’t want your success to take you over. You want to take over your success.

A Look Into the Business of One Smart Passive Income Student

SPI 101: A Look Into the Business of One Smart Passive Income Student
Date: 2014-03-17
Link: Smart Passive Income
 
The more qualified traffic you can get to your site the better.
Give good quality content that is relevant to the audience and they will come back to you.
There are ways to automate parts of your business.
Target the right audience.
You can accomplish anything you set your heart to.
It is about hard work. It is about putting in the hours.
Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People
Focus. Consistency. Every single day.

Ask Pat Session 1 – Un-Let Go, Traffic, Multiple Niche Sites, Content Mediums and $1k in 3 Months

SPI 073 : Ask Pat Session 1 – Un-Let Go, Traffic, Multiple Niche Sites, Content Mediums and $1k in 3 Months
Date: 2013-07-05
Link: Smart Passive Income
 
RSS Footer plugin.
If you write really well in your full-text RSS feed then people will click back to your website anyway.
Include links to other (of your) posts inside of the text of your post.
You’ll never been able to please everyone.
If you build a site that targets too many markets you’re going to lose the authoritative site market.
All businesses have the possibility to be somewhat passive. No business can be completely passive.

21 Small Things You Can Do for Your Audience That Can Lead to BIG TIME Results

SPI 033 : 21 Small Things You Can Do for Your Audience That Can Lead to BIG TIME Results
Date: 2012-02-23
Link: Smart Passive Income
 
Pleasing and providing good content should be your number one priority.
Every single person that comes to your site should be treated well.
If you take care of your people your people will take care of you.
Reply (to emails, tweets, blog comments, Facebook comments).
Say thanks.
Use names.
People’s attention goes to where their name is being called.
Share.
Be a ninja. (Use Google Alerts to find out where your brand is mentioned.)
Make navigation around your site easy.
Decrease your page load time.
Get rid of anything annoying on your site.
Surprise your audience.
High quality productions matter (for audio and video).
Skip the sales pitches.
People don’t like to be sold to.
The best sales pitch ever is no sales pitch at all.
Invite participation.
Be honest.
Be passionate.
Be a ninja with Rapportive.
People connect with people not websites or content.
Provide unique content.
Read your content before you post it.
Remember who you are and who you’re serving.
Always over deliver.

Pat’s Top 30 Tips for Successful Affiliate Marketing

SPI 030 : Pat’s Top 30 Tips for Successful Affiliate Marketing
Date: 2011-12-28
Link: Smart Passive Income
 
Build trust first.
Trust is earned through giving. Give as much away as possible.
Get on other people’s radar and let them do the marketing for you.
Know the product (that you’re trying to sell as an affiliate).
Commission shouldn’t drive the decision to promote a product.
The best way to get to know a product is to use it.
Get your audience to know as much as possible about the product you’re promoting as an affiliate.
The more you show the more comfortable people will be to make a purchase.
Become a source of information for that product.
The end of a post is a good time to share links and resources.
Make your images link.
Get in contact with the owner of the product you’re selling as an affiliate.
Do an interview with them.
Get a special deal just for your audience (from the owner).
Create an epic post (about the product).
Create FAQ, troubleshooting resources, etc.
Create multiple YouTube videos about the product.
YouTube is the number two search engine in the world.
Include your affiliate link in the video description.
Give people a call to action (in the last video).
Start with an unboxing video (if it is a physical product).
Hold a webinar. Record your webinar. Publish a webinar replay.
Give away a bonus in addition to the product.
Don’t directly link to your affiliate links on social media.
Keep track of your click through.
Get a discounted price (for a limited time one) for your audience.
There is nothing more powerful than somebody else’s recommendation.
Don’t directly promote anything on your email list.
Disclose that your links are affiliate links.
People appreciate honesty.
Thank people afterward for going through an affiliate link (if tracking allows).
Review and compare different products of the same type.
People like to shop around. Have that happen on your site.
Focus on how it will help your audience (not the features but the benefits).
Believe in your recommendation.
If it doesn’t work out try another offer.
Work with the owner to make their site is as good as possible.
Be patient.
In most cases you’re not going to make money overnight.
Take action. Nothing is going to happen on its own.

Crushing It With Amazon Affiliate Sales With Chris Guthrie of MakeMoneyOnTheInternet.com

SPI 010 : Crushing It With Amazon Affiliate Sales With Chris Guthrie of MakeMoneyOnTheInternet.com
Date: 2010-11-15
Link: Smart Passive Income
 
Amazon has low commission rates.
People trust the Amazon link.
Amazon Associate program.
ClickBank.
Try to find exact match domain names for the keywords you’re targeting.
Don’t create a business that has a trademark in the domain name.
An authority site has more potential for traffic and income.
Mini-sites are just a couple of pages.
Link to a product in the article five times or more.
Using the Amazon widgets and store pages doesn’t work very well.
People trust links and content more than they do a banner ad.
Failure helps us learn.

Is Starting a Personal Blog Hazardous to Your Entrepreneurial Health?

TMBA15: Is Starting a Personal Blog Hazardous to Your Entrepreneurial Health?
Link: Tropical Talk Radio
 
Don’t do a personal development blog that charts the journey of entrepreneurship. It gives you the wrong kinds of feedback.
Start a blog that starts sharing things about your business.
First you do business, then you talk about business.