The first and very most important thing for any startup business is to focus ALL your energy on getting your first few sales, because those first sales will start bringing in cash. You need that cash flow as soon as possible.
Here’s why you should go after the money first: Most people focus on all the wrong things when they’re getting started. When they start running out of money, they panic and a few months later, they usually just quit the whole business.
For example, a friend of mine started an online business. He started writing on his blog every day, but one day I noticed it had been a few months since I had seen his blog, so I asked him what happened.
Without fully realizing it, he was spending all his time creating a fancy logo. He was getting all the latest plug-ins. He was busy, so it felt like he was getting something done.
A week went by, then a month went by, and after three months he had not made a single dollar. After a while of continuing to have nothing coming in, while you’re spending all this time doing all of these things, that really starts to almost get depressing.
You know, a lot of people they go through this same exact situation. After half a year they’ve spent all this time doing all of this stuff they thought would bring them money, but no cash is actually showed up in their bank account.
Let’s assume right now that you’re at Point A and just getting started.
Your next goal—Point B—is you’re having an online business or any business that’s bringing you cash flow.
If you want to get from point A to point B in the shortest amount of time possible, with the least resistance, you want to go there with a straight line. But most people get distracted. They are zig-zagging, taking a very long path, and wasting time.
You’ve got your offer—whatever offer it is you’re promoting. Let’s say you’re a MOBE affiliate and you’re promoting MOBE, or let’s say you’re an affiliate for another company you found on ClickBank or wherever it is.
You have a very simple goal, the straight line, which is to get people to click that link and be exposed to the offer to actually see the offer. People click the link, they watch the offer, they watch the sales presentation, and a small percentage of them will buy. When they do, you get a commission.
So that would be my advice to anyone who’s starting out. Just pick that shortest line from point A to point B, find the offer, and focus on getting people to that offer.
Place Online Ads
You’re only goal in life at this point—is to get traffic landing on your offer page, and buying whatever you’re promoting.
Focus all your efforts to get people in front of the offer. If you are targeting the right people—the people actually interested in whatever product or services being sold—then a few of them will click your ad and go to your offer landing page.
If you have enough people in front of the offer, then a small percentage of them will buy. And even if it’s only one or two percent… you can still make millions.
I mean, I’ve made hundreds of millions of dollars on those kind of “low” numbers. Less than one-or-two percent of people who see my advertising are actually buying. But I still make very good money on those low percentages.
If you’ve got the right mindset, and you’re ready to start making cash online, the secret is pretty simple: Start by placing ads online.
When you have enough people clicking your ads, and they’re the right people, a small percentage of them will buy—and you will start getting paid.
Stick with just ONE marketing method
Here’s a tip that will help you avoid the trap most people fall right into…
Don’t waste your time trying to learn ten different marketing methods of getting traffic.
Most people starting out will fall into this trap of trying all kinds of “traffic sources.” They try one traffic method. It doesn’t immediately work because they’re still very new at it, and then maybe they get an email from some guru telling them about this new secret traffic source.
They buy that product, and now they’re on to learning the next traffic method. They constantly jump from one to the next, and they never truly master one traffic method or become proficient in it. And again, that causes no money to show up.
To summarize, if I were starting all over again from scratch and wanted to start making money quickly online, I would do the following four-things:
1. Avoid distractions — Don’t get caught up in designing a logo or getting all the latest plug-ins. Just stick with promoting your products.
2. Get from point A-to-B — Remember the quickest way from point A to point B is a straight line. Your goal is to get people to click that Ad link and to actually see the offer.
3. Set up Paid Ads to drive traffic to your offer page, and a small percentage of people will buy your offer. That’s how you get paid.
4. Stick with ONE marketing method — I would just focus on Facebook marketing at first.
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As a business owner, whether it’s online business or any commercial business offline, you know that flow of customers or visitors to your website are the blood that grows your business and makes it successful. If your products or services are not seen, you actually have no business.
That is why building traffic to your website is one of the main activities you need to perform daily.
There are two types of traffic, organic or “free” and paid traffic when you pay to increase number of visitors to your site.
Just recently I read very interesting article on the subject of traffic published by Matt Lloyd, founder of one of the most successful businesses on line called MOBE, My Online Business Education.
I thought this information might be useful for my readers that is why I posted full article below. The title of the article is:
Why Paid Traffic Is Your Best Option for Growth
Many people who are new to marketing online don’t understand the difference between targeted and untargeted traffic.
A simple way to think of it is to imagine I’m offering a course on marketing. In one room, there’s a group of marketers. In the room next door, there’s a group of gardeners. If I offered the marketing course to both groups, which would you expect to generate the most sales?
The group of marketers, of course.
The reason is because the group of marketers represents a targeted audience—they have an active interest in the information I’m providing, so they’re far more likely to buy what I’m selling.
Paid vs. Free Traffic
This kind of targeted traffic is what you should focus on with your own business. And the best way to get targeted traffic is to pay for it.
Paid traffic is better than so-called “free” traffic for several reasons. For starters, there’s no such thing as free; if you’re not paying money for traffic, you’re paying for it with your time and labor, so it’s not free.
Paid traffic is much faster, too. When you buy traffic, you’re seeing activity right away. You may need to make adjustments or changes to your advertising to achieve the results you want, but at least you have something to work with. Unlike with free traffic, where you’re waiting around hoping that visitors will show up.
And paid traffic is infinitely more scalable. Once you commit to investing in your business, your traffic purchases will increase accordingly—and more quality traffic eventually leads to more sales.
Another advantage to paid traffic is that it’s predictable. You know, for example, that if you put $1 into a good traffic source and you get $1.20 back in revenue, chances are you’ll get similar returns going forward.
Business Is Built for Speed
When you’re just starting out, it’s tempting to say that you’re not ready to do paid traffic yet. That you want to get up and running first, or maybe get some commissions coming in before you invest money in traffic. So you hold back and try to go the free route, which is a mistake.
It’s the wrong approach because it’s slow, and you don’t want anything slow in your business. Business is built for speed. Everything should be moving quickly to propel you to the next level. The most successful info-marketing businesses in the world were all built upon paid traffic.
To give you a better idea of what I mean, let me share my own experience.
In October 2011, I had my first $7,000 month. The next month it grew to $15,000. Then, in December, that number rose again to $45,000. In January 2012, it climbed up to $81,000. And by March I was making $150,000 per month.
When I did $7,000 in a month, I was probably spending $2,000 to $3,000 on paid traffic. To get to $150,000 per month, I just scaled it up to closer to $30,000 to $40,000 per month. That’s what’s possible with paid traffic.
And that’s why, when people ask me how I grew MOBE like I did, my answer is, “I was just doing paid traffic.”
Now, some people may say, “That’s great for you, Matt. But I don’t have that kind of money.”
Fair enough. But it doesn’t matter. Just start from wherever you are, even if you only have $100 per week to spend on traffic.
But start buying traffic and, as the money starts to come in, reinvest as much of it as you can—because that’s how businesses are built.
I hope that Matt’s article will help you to grow your online business further.
If you want to become a traffic expert, I can suggest you to check one of the best products Matt offers, it called Traffic Masters Academy.
More and more people ordinary people are open now for the idea of making money online. But for many of them it will be just dream because they don’t know how to start, what they need to do, they simply don’t have enough knowledge or experience of building own online business.
Most people failed to make money online because they don’t have a proven system that works for them.
Just recently I found very interesting system that has already helped more hundreds ordinary people, including newbies to make real money online. I decided to make my own research about the founder of this system to see whether I can trust this person before I start using this system myself and will be able to recommend his product to other people who want to start earning money online.
First of all, I heard about Patric Chan many years ago when I started to learn and implement Affiliate marketing in my business portfolio. But since that time Patric became very successful businessman in different filled including Internet Marketing, Affiliate marketing.
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Today I would like to share with you very interesting information that I received by email from Matt Lloyd, the founder and owner of one of the fastest growing business online called MOBE (My Online Business Education).
Matt talked about important things related to building successful business online, but one article particularly caught my attention where he shared his thoughts how to publish your own website online fast.
I am sure this information will be very useful especially for newbies who just started their journey on the worldwide Web.
Here is this article.
If you’re new to Internet marketing, you’re probably somewhere in the middle of a seemingly unending learning curve. With this article, I want to demystify three basic things so that you can make faster progress.
It’s Like Building a House
I don’t envy anyone who is new to Internet marketing. Back in 2008, when I started out, it was confusing enough—so much information and seemingly complex technology. Today, there’s even more of it.
It can seem overwhelming and I think one of the biggest reasons is because so much of it is intangible; for instance, “hosting.” What does that look like? Where can I see it?
So to make this as easy as possible, I am going to liken it to building a house, where domain is the address, hosting is the actual land, and WordPress is the building material.
Have you ever shopped online at eBay or Amazon? Streamed a movie on Netflix or Hulu? Searched for something on Google? If you said “yes,” then you have at least some experience with domain.
The name of a website—including its “.com” or “.net” or whatever—is that website’s domain. It’s also called a “domain name.”
If you look up the word “domain” in a dictionary, you will see that one of its meanings is “the territory governed by a single ruler or government.” Now, eBay or Netflix or any other business or person isn’t a ruler or government, but they are the owner of that domain name and the website that has the name. So in a way, it is their territory. They are the “ruler” of the website, deciding how it looks, deciding on the content, etc. (More on that below.)
If you want to have a website for your business, the first thing you would do is get a domain. It’s actually a three-step process:
Step 1. Choose a domain name.
Keep it simple and easy to understand. You want a name that people can understand immediately and remember. To accomplish this, use no more than four words. Shorter is always better. Be aware of things like hyphens or underscores, double letters (Ss, Ts, etc.), or unusual words. Try out your domain name on your friends or family. If you have many people asking you to clarify anything about the name, perhaps it may not be a good choice. Simplify the name further or try a different one.
Step 2. Verify that the domain name and extension is available (i.e., no one else is already using it.)
There are websites, such as Go Daddy where you can search domain availability. When you search your name, you may see that several variations of your name are available, including “.com,” “.net,” among many others. Although “.com” is the most desirable domain extension (since it’s the most common), it may not always be readily available—meaning that someone else already owns it.
So if you find that your name is not available as a “.com,” you might want to either select a different domain extension, or modify your name slightly. You may get the name you want on the first try or you may have to play with the process a bit. It’s best to have a few different choices, in case your first choice isn’t available.
Step 3. Purchase the domain name.
When you’ve confirmed that the name you want is available, you can purchase it. Go Daddy charges less than $15 for a domain name. However, you will have to re-register the name annually for a small fee to maintain ownership.
The domain is the name of your website and it’s also the address of the website. People can type it into the address bar of their web browser, hit “enter” and go visit your website from anywhere in the world. It’s like telling a taxicab driver the address of where you want to go and having him drive you there.
While surfing the web, have you ever wondered “Where are websites actually located?” It’s a good question. Every website has an actual physical location somewhere in the world.
There are companies that own many high-performance computers—large rooms or even entire floors of an office building full of these computers. They rent disc space on these computers to people who own websites. You upload all of the files for your website—text, photo, video, etc.—onto one of their computers. So the company is the host and your files are the “guests.”
There are many hosting companies, including Blue Host, Host Gator and others (Google “website hosting”.) For someone just starting out, hosting typically costs between $6 and $15 per month. Some companies give a discount if you buy one or two years in advance.
Very large companies, like eBay or YouTube, don’t use web hosting services. Their websites contain thousands of pages and are visited by so many users per day that they need to maintain control of their own hosting computers (called “servers,” because they can serve many website visitors at once). As your company grows, your web hosting needs will change. They will cost more and eventually, you might even bring it all in-house.
So, think of web hosting like “land” for you to build your website on. Now, you just need some building materials.
There is a website called WordPress.com, which advertises “Create a free website or blog.” It really is free. And their websites and blogs look pretty good, too (for something that’s free.)
My main problem with WordPress is that your domain name (which you would search and select on the WordPress.com site, rather than on an outside domain provider like Go Daddy) will include the word “wordpress” in it. For a business, that screams “amateur!” So, for that reason, I don’t recommend building a free site for your business on WordPress.
However, there is a lot more to WordPress than free blogs and websites. WordPress is also a content management system (CMS). This is a kind of computer program that makes it easy for non-computer geeks to create and maintain websites.
Years ago, you had to know various computer languages and know how to write computer code if you wanted to build a website. With a CMS, all the code has been written and you get the basic structure of the website to work with. You can add, remove or change the content—colours, text styles, photos, additional pages, etc. CMS programs are very visual, “drag and drop” affairs—much easier than coding from scratch.
Some web hosting companies make a basic version of WordPress available. You would just download it from the host to your website and then begin adding your files. If your hosting company doesn’t provide it, you could buy it from WordPress.net (not .com) and upload it to your website.
Though it will make your life much easier in the long run, WordPress does have a little bit of a learning curve to follow—to upload it to your site and to work with it.
But it’s still much easier than learning code. I would recommend that you go to YouTube.com and type in “How to install WordPress” and then “How to use WordPress” or “How to build a website with WordPress.” It would probably only take a few hours of video-watching to get a pretty good grip on how to use it.
On the other hand, if you can’t spare the time, there are plenty of WordPress experts out there. For $50 or $100 (maybe less), you can hire a freelancer on a website like Upwork.com to upload WordPress to your hosting and create the basic site.
But I would still recommend that you develop some basic WordPress skills so that you can update your website or change parts of it when you need to. If you’re just started out in business, hiring someone every time you need website changes or updates can become expensive and can also create delays.
WordPress is the basic material you use to build your website.
Final Thoughts So now you have an address, a piece of land and building materials. I trust that this analogy has helped you to better understand these three things and how they work together. Continue to expose yourself to it. The more you do, the quicker it will become like second nature.
Enjoy reading and use Matt’s advice to get your own website online fast!
One of the definition of the word Procrastination is delay or postpone action, put off doing something. Regret this bad habit stops so many people to achieve their goals, to build successful businesses online or offline.
So, what you need to do to get over your bad habit of procrastination?
I discovered very interesting thoughts and advices given by Matt Lloyd in his article named “The Head Trash That Keeps You From Making Millions (and How to Get Rid of It)” and I decided to share it with you here.
“Today … we’re going deep.
Rather than talk about some shiny tactic to making some fast money online (which is what you probably want) I’m going to give you something far more important—something you need to hear.
It’s the one thing that rules all others in determining if you go on to create the life of your dreams with an online business … or if you continue to get miserable-average results.
It’s the internal conversations you have with yourself.
You see, I’ve always been fascinated with human psychology.
Before dropping out of university in 2009 after my 4th year to do internet marketing full time … I’d been studying psychology (combined with business.)
What always fascinated me most about psych, was how 2 separate people could be born in to similar conditions …
…. with similar financial means, similar education, and similar family’s …
… yet one of them could grow up to be just ‘average,’ and the other could go on to become a billionaire.
What the hell happened in between for each person?
How does one person out produce another by a factor of several thousand?
We used to talk about this in those psychology classes.
It was the old nature vs. nurture argument.
Was a person’s success and character a result of something internal (they learned how to become successful), or, a result of them being molded by their external environment (they were born wired for success.)
Was it a combination of both? And if so, which of the two attributed the most?
A lot of people (usually those who don’t want to take full responsibility for their life) like to say it’s mostly environment.
They’re the people who like to blame ‘the economy’ for their lack of financial results.
They’re the people who like to blame their parents for personal flaws.
They’re the people you meet who always seem to be going through some little drama, where they are the victim.
In other words, their belief is that the external world is happening to them, they are helpless to control it – they are just ‘reacting.’
I strongly disagree with them.
I think a person’s results in life are due a lot more to internal factors—what is going on inside their head.
We create our results in life, plain and simple.
And that includes business results.
You want to make $10,000 / day from an online business?
It’s entirely possible. It is VERY possible.
Will it take some dramatic changes in the way you think about time … about creating money … about how the world works? Yes, absolutely.
But it can be taught. It can be learned.
I’m speaking from personal experience. There used to be a time when $1,000 / day was an extreme concept for me—it sounded like a lot of money.
Some serious changes needed to occur in how I thought and behaved for that to become a reality.
Then more changes in my thoughts were needed to get from $1,000 / day, to $10,000 / day.
Major, major changes—complete paradigm shifts were needed.
I’m working towards having a company that does over $1,000,000 / day—and to do that, I know my paradigms will seriously need to be altered yet again.
Your beliefs and thoughts can be molded in order to manifest certain results in life.
And the very first step to changing anything, is to understand that nothing is fixed, and that you can change. Without that belief … you may as well not take another step down the path of becoming an entrepreneur.
It’s that important.
Let’s hone in on one of the more important internal factors:
Your Self Identity
If I ask you, “Are you an internet marketer?” What would you say to me?
Would you say something like, “No, I’m just a newbie at this …”
If I ask you to tell me about your business, how would you respond?
Would you say, “Well … I’ve got this online business thing I do on the side kinda as a hobby, I’ve been at it now for several months … haven’t made any money with it yet though.”
What if I asked you to speak on stage at one of my live internet marketing events … could you see yourself doing that?
Or, would you immediately say, “I’m not someone who could speak in front of crowds and teach this—I’m nowhere near ready for that yet …”
Let’s talk about lifestyle—can you realistically see yourself traveling all over the world to some of the top destinations, and having an online business fund it all which you work at a few hours a day from your laptop?
Can you see yourself driving the car of your dreams? Or is that just a ‘dream’—something that would be nice to have, but will probably never come true?
Many people want the big checks, the fancy car, the nice home … they want the ‘internet marketing lifestyle.’
Yet deep down internally, they don’t see themselves as having the identity of someone who attracts those kind of things into their life.
Most aspiring online entrepreneurs have extremely limiting self identities when it comes to money and their business. You can hear it when they themselves and their current stage in life:
“I’m just a stay at home mum, what can I do?”
“I’m in my 60s and barely know how to use the internet … I wouldn’t even know where to start.”
Here was mine from back in 2009:
“I’m just 22, with no real business experience – most of my prospects are twice my age—who is going to take me seriously?”
“I can barely speak in front of a class when doing an oral assignment – I’ll never be one of those people who can go up on stage at the internet marketing seminars and speak to crowds.”
“I don’t have any of the charisma or confidence that all the top earners and gurus seem to have—who’s ever going to want to learn from me?”
After almost 2 years of spinning my wheels with no results to show, my new identity started to become:
“I haven’t been able to figure this out after all this time—why will the future be any different? I just don’t seem to have the ability to execute or focus like successful internet marketers do.”
Thankfully, right around that time when those beliefs were becoming deeply ingrained, my turning point arrive—money started showing up.
Soon, the proof was stacking up that I could do this—and not only could I do it, I could do it very well.
If your self identity is different to the person you need to be in order to achieve success, then guess what: You’re going to have a hard time achieving success.
Getting results is much more about the person you become (the new self identify you create) in order to attract the results (and the subsequent actions that person would automatically take), than it is about implementing a bunch of tactics.
The million dollar question to ask yourself is:
“Are my current set of self identities empowering me to achieve great things? Or are they keeping me stuck at my current level?”
Let me give you an example from my personal life …
A family member of mine has very limiting financial beliefs—and has for virtually all her life.
When talking to her about becoming wealthy, the typical response I get is:
“I’ll probably never be wealthy, and I’m ok with that …”
Clearly she is not ok with it, because otherwise she wouldn’t do things like keep buying lottery tickets—and I wouldn’t have seen so many arguments / emotional outbursts growing up that were started due to a lack of money.
For YEARS … I tried to change her belief that she couldn’t get wealthy.
I tried to get her to at least look at online affiliate marketing, and what I was doing. I wanted to show her how to do it.
At first she automatically didn’t take me seriously, because she looked at my own results—and I had none.
In those early years I soon learned to keep quiet about my business because most people did nothing but criticize—rarely did anyone encourage me.
Most automatically assumed I was caught up in some online scam and looked at me like I was naive.
So for years, my response to the question, “How’s the business going?” was just, “Fine.”
But about a year back, I started letting on to a few people close by that I was doing well.
That included this particular family member.
Wanting to attempt to change her beliefs about money again, I had to tell her (putting aside any modesty) —“I’m really, really good at this—I can show you how to do this. I can literally sit down with you and show you what I’m doing …”
I was happy to give her all the time she needed … and I was confident I could teach it to her. This is what I do after all—I train others how to build online businesses.
But no matter what … she just wasn’t interested.
She just didn’t believe she could ever do it—so she wouldn’t even try.
It actually infuriated me.
Have you ever known that you could HELP someone, and done everything you could to help them—and had them not listen to a word you say?
The truth is, some people just have self identities that are so fixed—so concreted in—that it’s near impossible to change them externally.
You can lead a horse to water … but you can’t make it drink.
Only the horse can decide to do that. Doesn’t matter how much you talk into its ear … or whether you physically grab it’s head and thrust it towards the water and say “here, now drink!”
It’s near impossible to externally change others.
I can sit here in my office in Kuala Lumpur and send you my emails, write blog posts, put on training webinars, make videos, host live events, tell you to buy my training programs and implement them … and do everything possible to show you how this is done.
But, if your underlying belief is “I’m just not someone who will ever be good at internet marketing” then it’s all useless.
I can’t change you.
Only you can do that.
And it requires that you ‘snap out of’ the mold you have put yourself in.
Those self identities you’ve created for yourself are just that; creations.
You and I adopt these identities as a result of certain episodes in our lives—and because of the rewards they provide for us.
At some level, they offer us a psychological pay-off.
Saying, “I’ll never be the sort of person who makes videos and puts them online to sell courses because that’s just not me” has a reward.
It means you don’t have to get out of your comfort zone and try something new.
Saying, “I just can’t seem to focus on one thing in my online business” allows you to feed the more primitive part of your brain that loves to be distracted, jumping from one thing to the next, and not having to concentrate on the seemingly more boring / more difficult important work.
So how do you change these limiting self-identities?
Step one, is believing you can change them.
This belief separates successful and unsuccessful people in business.
One group of people in society think that ‘life happens’ to them and they react.
The second group believes that people create their own circumstances.
Let me talk about this for a second because it’s so important …
My greatest discovery early on in life, was that I could create my own results.
That included my own financial results—I can trace the forming of that belief to a very specific childhood memory.
I was 10 years old. My brother was 12.
We grew up on a farm, where the nearest town was about 15 miles away, and had a population of around 40 people.
The main road at the end of our driveway would have a car driving past about once every 2 minutes.
So we set up a potato shop.
We spray paint two pieces of tin with big letters which read, ‘Spuds 4 Sale.’
About half a mile either side of our driveway we lean them against road signs.
Mum went and bought the potatoes for us at first to help us get started … while we planted a bunch of them in the garden to grow our own—they were going to take a few weeks to grow and we wanted to get going with our new business venture.
My brother then rides his bike home to get something … I’m there alone, standing next to the mailbox.
And a car actually pulls in to our driveway.
It’s just me … I’m very nervous because this is kind of an unnatural thing—selling something.
I actually wonder, “Are me and my brother allowed to do this?”
It’s a kind elderly couple … they wind down their window, and the man asks, “How much are your potatoes young man?”
I tell them a bag is $2.
They buy 3, and give me real cash—real, colorful, Australian cash—in exchange for those potatoes.
It’s an incredible feeling.
Someone gave me money!
I get this rush from it … it was my first taste of being an entrepreneur.
We go on to have 3 customers that day.
We make $11.
I remember excitedly telling my dad that night … “If we can do this for 10 days in a row that will be $100!”
A seed was planted in my mind in that moment—the idea that “it’s possible for me to create money from an idea.”
I started to identify myself as being an entrepreneur, and good at business.
So as I grew older, I had confidence in making money because of a fundamental belief that my financial circumstances were NOT fixed.
They could be changed. And I could change them.
This entire identity was strongly challenged in my first 2 years of internet marketing … because of all of the struggle.
I went from having extreme confidence in my ability to make and save money … to seriously questioning whether I had what it takes.
Seeing $70,000 of your life savings drain out of your bank account over 2 years with virtually nothing coming in tends to do that to you.
But then the turning point came in late 2011, and that belief came back stronger than ever.
I had my first $15,000 month … then December 2011, it was $45,000 … and then January 2012, $81,000 … I still remember the revenue numbers and the months off the top of my head, because it was such an exciting time.
Now back to you: After you realize you can change your self-identities, then you must first identify what they currently are.
Do you believe you’re someone who’s good with money? Are you good at selling? Are you good with numbers? Are you good at business?
Are you able to learn new skills easily? Do you see yourself as someone who’s good at promoting different products / services, and as someone who’s comfortable doing so?
If you’re answering ‘No’ to any of those questions, ask yourself why …
Was there an event that happened early on in life that led you to adopt that belief?
Were you bought up that way? Do most of your friends and family share those beliefs?
What possible reward(s) could you be getting for having those beliefs?
Example: If you’re standing on the outskirts of internet marketing and observing, you might believe that the entire industry of internet marketing is mostly a big scam—this is a common one.
Let me tell you something that’s a fact though: most of the people who go around saying everything’s a scam are actually people who are either incapable of implementing (rare)—or not willing to implement (most common)—and rather than admit their own failures and take full responsibility, they take a more ego-protecting route and blame everyone else.
Hence, the belief; “internet marketing is mostly a scam and I’m a victim—it’s not my fault.”
Consider very carefully that there’s your perceived reality …
… and then there’s reality.
Our perceived reality can be (and most often is) very different to what is actually true and fact.
So once you’ve identified your underlying beliefs about money and business and realized they are not helping you—you need to start adopting new ones.
This is easier said than done.
These new beliefs need to be repeated to yourself over, and over again.
It won’t feel natural at first. But you have to force yourself to think them.
You will start to believe them with enough repetition.
And, when you begin to manifest new results from those new beliefs, those results start to stack up ‘evidence’ that the original beliefs were not real in the first place—and that the new ones are.
Another way to change beliefs, is to reinterpret your perceived ‘weaknesses’ or reasons for not wanting to do something in more favorable ways.
I used to believe I could never be good at making videos, or presenting on a stage at a live event—I felt uncomfortable doing both, and it showed.
After awhile though, I started to reinterpret my perceived ‘weaknesses’ as being ‘strengths.’
Example: while I didn’t have the charisma of many of ‘the gurus,’ I realised that could actually be a good thing—because most people were so tired of hearing from slick presenters who seemed to have all the right words, and found that my style of delivery was more authentic.
It was refreshing for the market, and people appreciated the genuineness (Tip: Stop trying to come across as some ‘guru’ in your marketing—just be the real you.)
Lastly, you can change beliefs by changing your environment.
Look at the environment you’re currently in, and see if it’s reinforcing those misguided beliefs. Then change it.
Example: the media.
Just about everything you hear from the media about business and doing well in business is pure BS.
It really is.
Mostly it’s fear-driven garbage designed to just grab your attention for a couple minutes.
I suggest you stop watching the news (and TV); I haven’t watched it in years.
Look at the current people you hang around with. Do they support you? Are they optimists? Do they think in terms of abundance when it comes to money and achievement?
Or do they whine about the economy … their boss … everything—and pull you down with them?
Your environment does affect you and your output. No doubt about it.
So consciously craft your environment so it’s in line with where you want to go in life.
Limit your time spent with the wrong people. Get around the right people, by attending masterminds /events with other entrepreneurs.
To Wrap This Up:
Rarely does someone’s lack of success in internet marketing have anything to do with the training, the system, or the tactics being taught.
It has everything to do with the person and what is going on inside their head.
I know this to be fact, because I’ve personally paid out tens of MILLIONs of dollars of commissions to people all around the world.
The people who receive that money are ordinary people.
ALL of them at one point were new to building an online business, and they were able to figure this out.
They were given the same tools / systems / training as everyone else.
I also see thousands of others who get started and have no results. They make practically nothing.
What’s the difference?
It’s all psychology.
And you are completely in control of what thoughts you think, and what beliefs you choose to adopt.
So consciously choose the right ones, persist with them, and watch as your entire reality begins to change.
It’s not easy to do … but it will have a bigger impact on your results than anything else—trust me on that.”
I hope it will help you in your business and in your life.
I know that if you are here reading this post, you are the one of many people who would like to have own business online but don’t know where and how to start.
You probably heard that Affiliate marketing is the simplest way to start own business online. The problem is that there are so many offers from different “gurus” on the Internet now that it’s very easy to become lost.
Now you have a good chance to partner with Matt Lloyd, one of the most successful young Internet entrepreneur today and his business called MOBE – My Online Business Education. Matt offers everything you need to build your own successful Affiliate marketing business online.
Read what Matt said in his message:
“I want MOBE to be the No. 1 training resource in the world for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
I am defining a small business as being less than 500 employees, and doing less than 50m / year.
MOBE.com will become a valuable free resource for any entrepreneur looking for help on all aspects of building a business.
Whether they need help on hiring people… creating their first website… tweaking an online marketing campaign… increasing conversions… or any other business challenge you can think of, MOBE.com will have the answers.
If you access the website on your cell phone right now it won’t look pretty! We are working on that. My style is to launch, and then fix as you go!
We’ll also have our premium training listed under the ‘Products‘ tab at the top.
Right now there’s about 70 products there. Soon, we will have thousands of them, with dozens being added per day.
Each one will specialize on a certain topic.
The ‘Services’ tab at the top is pretty bare right now… but this will be undergoing some major renovations too.
Expect to see a lot more ‘done-for-you’ services, like online advertising management, tech, etc.
And then there’s our events.
Right now the ‘Events‘ tab at the top lists 13 different events.
One day, we’ll have hundreds more. Again, each will specialize on a different part of building your business.
If you want to go spend 3 days getting live training on how to create a Google Adwords campaign for example, you’ll be able to do that.
All of this will take time, but we will succeed.
I’ll also be changing this online newsletter you’ve been getting.
The first thing I’ll be doing is asking you (and all new subscribers) what specific challenges you need help with – and what kind of areas you are interested in learning more about.
You’ll tell me, and I’ll make sure that your version of this online newsletter gives you only what you’re interested in.
If you want specific training on outsourcing, then I’ll only send you our best free content on MOBE.com related to that.
If you want to learn about driving online traffic through banner ad networks, then that’s what you’ll get.
You’ll be able to choose the few categories you are most interested in, and block out the rest.
I’m building up an entire team of qualified writers and experts here at MOBE, and we’ll be keeping strict controls on the quality of training we release.
Right now we’ll be releasing 4 or 5 pieces of new content each day.
In the near future, this will grow to over 100+ pieces of new content a day.
I’m excited about this, and I hope you are too.
This will be the kind of training I wish I had from the very start of getting into business, and it will all be in one place.
Keep an eye on our website over the next few weeks and you’ll continue to see a lot more content added.”
I strongly recommend to go through all the information on Mobe.com to see whether what Matt offers will suit what you want to do online.
What is MOBE? Matt Lloyd explains…
Today I received email from the founder of one of the fastest growing online businesses,
and I want to share with you his vedeo and his thoughts why so many people who started
affiliate marketing business online are struggling to earn not only good income but even
For those of you who have been trying to generate your first commission online for more than
a few months (or years), this video will help a lot.
Regret this is the fact that the majority of people in Internet marketing don’t make money.
What is the reason of such poor result, why is this?
The answer is simple, they are trying to do a lot of different things at once, spread themselves too thinly. They focus on the wrong things (things that don’t bring in revenue for their business).
In this video, you’ll hear how Matt Lloyd breaks down this entire business down to its fundamental parts.
He will explain to you how simple it really is, although it’s not always easy.
The problem is that we have a tendency to overcomplicate things.
We are easily shifting into pursuing the next “great thin”, and if we’re not careful, we can end up spending our time on all the wrong things – the things that keep us “busy,” but don’t make us money.
Watch this video without any interruption, you will discover the shortest path to get from where you are now, to making your first commission online (and then scaling up).
Matt said that this is the advice he never had and which would have saved him a lot of time from the very beginning. Now his advice can help you to have final success in your affiliate marketing business to make money online.
I suggest you to follow his advise step by step, Matt knows what he is talking about!
As far as finding a great high converting offer, like he talked about in the video, this is what
Watch Matt’s video here:
If you are thinking to become Amazon affiliate and build your income promoting Amazon products, the very important question to answer will be, can you really earn a full time living doing affiliate marketing using the Amazon affiliate program?
In this video Terry Lamb show you exactly how to do it, and some of the pitfalls of getting Amazon Affiliate Websites wrong.
As you already know, Affiliate Marketing is a marketing method where a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by this affiliate.
In this video Robert Kiyosaki explains how this method works and how people can build serious income stream in this type of the business.
If you develop your affiliate marketing business selling digital products online you are no doubt know about the two most popular affiliate networks, ClickBank and PayDotCom.
Both of these affiliate networks are great and I can highly recommend each of them.
But today I came across a rather new service that really caught my attention.
It’s called PaySpree and the reason it caught my attention is that all its members get paid for their sales instantly. And members can choose whether to be paid by PayPal, AlertPay or Credit Card.
Good news is that even those who joined them as affiliates get paid for their referred sales instantly.
We can expect PaySpree to become a big hit as the lure of ‘instant commissions’ played a big part in the massive success of products such as 7DollarSecrets and the RapidActionProfits scripts. And PaySpree offers even more than what you get with those products.
I’ve actually come across products for sale that are just lists of affiliate programs that pay instant PayPal commission. Many Internet marketers the various internet marketing forums ask about where to find instant commission affiliate programs. Now we have PaySpree, an entire site and marketplace dedicated to them.
As soon as you become a member you can start promoting any product in the marketplace. You can also add your own products so affiliates can promote them for you. All commission payments are handled automatically by PaySpree, it sounds like a winner to me.
I’ve just signed up and had a look around the site and it seems pretty simple and non cluttered.
Here is PaySpree main website so you can check it out yourself and join them if you like what they offer.
Your personal success and growth of your business both depend on marketing – and marketing depends on communication. The most commonly used form of communication between people is speaking – it’s a vital part of delivering powerful, memorable presentations that move people to take action.
It’s sad – and true – that far too many business people lose far too much business because they deliver crushingly boring and totally unmemorable presentations.
Delivering performances that are engaging and memorable is the key to persuading an audience to take action. It’s the key to a step change improvement in your conversion ratio and it’s the key to bolstering your own reputation as an expert in your chosen field.
Chris Davidson is one of Europe’s leading inspirational speakers and communication coaches. His book, “Successful Speaking Secrets Quick Reference” won the Business-Sales category of the International Book Awards in Los Angeles in 2010. Chris’ clients range from diverse niche companies, to well known names, such as Ernst & Young, HSBC, EMC and Virgin.
Chris has developed a unique methodology for ensuring that the key messages in your presentations are remembered. The methodology combines, what you say with how you say it; where you stand on stage when you say it and how you illustrate it. Get all these synchronised with each other and you have a winning performance.
Chris’ latest multimedia programme is called “Be Memorable Sell More”.
If you have your own Internet marketing or Affiliate marketing business, you know well that a good content for your website is an extremely important part of your online success.
Regret for most of us writing article is very time consuming and difficult task because we are not a natural writers. For me personally writing an article is a difficult task because I am not native English speaker. That is why I use different tools for my content creation.
One of my favourite tools is The Best Spinner created by Jonathan Leger. I truly think that every Internet marketer should have this tool in their possession. You can find more information about The Best Spinner HERE.
Just recently I received email from Jonathan Leger about his new invention. He called it Jiffy Articles. I was invited to use this article writing tool as a Beta Tester. Knowing how good Jonathan’s products are, I accepted his offer immediately and started to use his new tool.
I am really speechless to describe my satisfaction from the result. Jiffy Articles is really amazing tool. Jonathan provides to the user 4,614 templates in 50 categories and this library is growing.
Jiffy Articles can really save you tons of time writing your own articles. But the good news is that, if you need a writer to do the work for you, they can help also. Jonathan’s team of writers are all native-English speakers from the USA, UK or Canada. They can write an article based on the template of your choice.
These articles can be from 300 to 1,000 words. They are guaranteed to be 100% unique and pass Copyscape, and will be delivered to you within 24 hours (usually much sooner – 6 hours or less is typical).
You will be shocked to know that this awesome service will only cost you ONE CENT per word. So a 300 word article is only $3.00, a 500 word article is $5.00, and so on. You can immediately download the article or post it to your blog from within Jiffy Articles as well.
You can sign for your FREE Accounts Until BETA Testing Ends November 21st. Once the BETA testing period is over, you will need to pay to use Jiffy Articles. Jonathan is going to offer discounted price for this amazing product during a few days of product launch and after price is going up.
So get your free BETA testing account now, before it’s too late.
“Tools Tips Products” is a new Internet marketing product that has caught my attention.
Read my review and see how this product can help you to make these easy affiliate commissions.
The nice thing about it is that all you have to do is what you’re already doing, plus an extra 5-10 minutes of work per week.
You probably already spend some time each day posting in forums and commenting on blogs to get backlinks and traffic to your own sites. Why not earn some easy money for doing it? And I really do mean easy.
Do you know that one of the proven methods of making an affiliate sale is to review a product on your blog and stick your affiliate link on it? If you look around, you’ll find plenty of ebooks and courses telling you how to do it. Good thing is that you don’t need to go out and get any of those because it’s so simple I’ll tell you now in a few sentences.
When you get traffic to the review by whatever traffic generation method you prefer (such as article marketing, forum, blog commenting, etc.), your review should do a nice little job of pre-selling the product you’re promoting.
When the visitor clicks through your link to read more about the product, they get cookied with your affiliate link, and when they buy you earn the commission.
So here’s the whole process in a nutshell:
- Write the review.
- Get the traffic.
You should be doing traffic generation activity already at the very least using the drop-dead simple methods like blog and forum commenting mentioned above. Of course, there are lots of other methods, but those are by far the easiest to do.
If you’re already posting on forums and blogs to get traffic and backlinks to your site, why not get the benefit of what you’re already doing?
The only problem is that first you have to buy the product, then you have to try it yourself, then you have to write the review, take screenshots, optionally do videos, and then *finally* you can start getting some traffic to the review by doing traffic generation activity.
That’s a LOT of work.
“Tools Tips Products” makes all these things a lot easier.
Actually, it’s a membership and when you became a member, all the reviews are done for you as per your request.
What you need to do is copy and paste to add the reviews to your blog and the reviews all will contain your affiliate link. Really easy and simple.
You’re getting new content on your blog every week, and then all you have to do is what you should already be doing anyway. But this time you can be earning money from it.
That’s where “Tools Tips and Products” comes in.
You can pick up a new review to add to your blog at least 4 times a month. You can use them as-is, but I highly recommend to mix them with blog posts you’re already making to make them unique. It will help you to build an interesting and content filled site, step by step simple.
As a member, you will be provided with everything you need to make it as easy as possible. You only get to pick and choose the reviews you want to display on your site, and you also get direct links to the pages for affiliate approval where necessary.
Frank Haywood and Martin Salter, creator of the product have done everything they can to make it as easy as possible for you to pick up a review and get your affiliate link embedded right into the reviews.
The affiliate schemes built right into the reviews membership are the current hot picks of Warrior Plus (WSO+), PaySpree, RAP Marketplace and ClickBank. There are an enormous range of products reviews being written around on all sort of topics.
Regret reviews of physical products are not on the list at the moment, so if you are building your affiliate marketing business around physical products, “Tools Tips Products” is probably not for you at the moment, but in the future creators may do something in this respect.
There’s a monthly membership fee, but for what you will get it’s very low and is worth every penny.
Here is my review of Traffic Zipper, the simple traffic machine.
You know that the traffic is the key for any successful Internet marketing business.
Without good traffic your website is useles, nobody will see what it is about, what kind of products or services you offer, etc, etc. No Traffic – no money, it’s very simple.
To build traffic to their sites, many Internet marketers use so called downline builders, programs that allow you to build your downline in this particular program.
If you are one of them and have joined a lot of programs with downline builders in them, you already know what a pain it is when you sign up to a new system and have to go back through all of the programs you’re already a member of, sort through to find the new program you just joined in their downline builder, and update your ID.
It takes fortune to do, especially as you have more and more accounts.
Here is a good news – it’s not an issue any more!
Traffic Zipper, an incredible new system makes using multiple traffic a very easy task. This system will search all of the downline builders, for all of the sites you’re a member with, and will then tell you where to update your IDs.
Traffic Zipper allows you to manage your mailings through any of the List Builder programs they currently support:
Croc Ads, DownlineBuilderDirect, List-Twister, ListBandit, ListBuildingMaximizer, ListJoe, ListDotCom, ListJumper, ListQuick, MyViralSurfer, MyListFrog, ReactiveAdz, State-Of-The-Art-Mailer, TheListAuction, Traffic-Eruption, ViralAdStore, ViralAdsDepot, ViralURL, ViralAdsUnleashed, ViralHosts and more on the way…
It’s like your have your new “control office” for managing your traffic efforts at these sites. The system will log into your accounts for you, check your “time until next mailing” so you’ll know exactly when you can drive more traffic, and report back to you almost immediately.
I know myself what a hassle it is logging in to one account to see that you have to wait another hour, logging in to your next account – same story, you have to wait another 15 minutes to mail, etc, etc… It’s a real pain!
Traffic Zipper changed the way to complete this process in just seconds! The system reports you exactly when it’s time for your next emailing campaign for each program you are in.
So when you’re ready to mail, you do not need to log in to all of your accounts separately, reformatting all of your first name tags in the subject line and message body… that takes too much time!
You simply enter a single email into the system, and Traffic Zipper reformats all the tags for you based on which program the message is going out to. Then all your messages will be sent automatically saving you a lot of your valuable time.
Traffic Zipper is very powerful system that will save you hours upon hours each and every week!
Time is Money – so if you’re ready for more of both, get started right away with Traffic Zipper.
Are You Creating These Common SEO Mistakes?
SEO is something virtually any organization that has a website or blog is aware of. The actual concept of SEO is not rocket science having the strongest search engine positioning on the various search engines in order to acquire the 1st chance at the coveted web-site visitors. As very simple as the objective is, and even as straight forward as the most familiar techniques of achieving SEO success are, a great deal of website and blog managers are causing severe errors that cost them a whole lot in time and effort.
Tag: You’re It
Tags are quite often misinterpreted , and also disregarded completely by newbie on-line marketers. It’s not difficult to neglect the most effortless of website or blog building elements when internet programs or systems take care of the actual developing for you. In a number of instances a web site designer has meta tags concealed within the menu bar, and customers don’t bother to enhance these. Because most of the very widely used of a lot of these software programs are WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get), customers accomplish setting up their web page working with the page windows , and as a consequence don’t think to alter the particular title relating to the stored file let alone all of the main tags. Always check the top bar as you design the web site. If or when it states “home” then you will definitely be really missing out on plenty of very important SEO juice. You actually have got to update your home page name of the webpage to replicate the company or web site name, plus that name ought to possess your prime levels keyword or phrase in it if at all attainable. The same thing is really a fact when it comes to blogs, however these items tend to be significantly less difficult as you are required to pick out a web address in a great number of scenarios right away , and also title your blog. Should your blog’s front-page includes “home,” found at the top , or as part of its actual address, uncover the way in which everyone has the capability to tweak that to be even more SEO friendly.
You will need to alter your homepage to mirror the agency title that includes search terms , though you actually don’t really want each single web page on the site to actually contain the matching name. You relinquish all the increased SEO benefits associated with variable web pages whenever they are actually all identical. You really will need to likewise stay away from letting the web pages being tagged containing commonly used names, which includes about, links, features etc. In particular , in the instance that you maintain a web page concerning your own personal Arabian pony breeding farm your current front page may be labeled The notorious Arabian Horses , and yet you want the various other webpages to reflect your written content while utilizing SEO advantageous tags at the same time. As opposed to “about,” use The eminent Arabian Breeding History , in place of Ponies , introducing the stock employ items much like My very own Popular Arabian Stallions, Arabian Mares. Besides on sale title the site Arabian show race horses available for sale , or something similar.
Non-Descript Calls to Action
One of the most significant and most frequent problems is certainly linking out to some basic term for example click the link. You will observe this all of the time and it could be a good motivational tactic in order to end up getting most people to click on a hyperlink. Most of the challenge is simply this website link is not at all internet search engine advantageous. All of these hyper-links found on a person’s page definitely should aggregate search-engine juice. In contrast to labeling these items with simple words , place the click here inside the content material (bold in case you wish to be a lot more assertive ) and also connect to a descriptive of what you want them to actually look at. To provide an example: For lots more information go here for marketing and advertising solutions that will work.
The Issues with Now
And finally , subsequent to all of the onerous efforts , as well as consistently working your site possibly the most common miscalculation web marketers make is literally giving up too soon. We all live life in a “Now” society. This has been like that for decades , and also eagerness , and demand to possess the things people want instantaneously is in fact pretty ingrained throughout ones psyche. On the flip side , the moment the idea pertains to SEO, it requires a little bit of time. You have got to permit the spiders to come across you, and give your amazing hard worked pages, and articles time to reflect in the standings. Don’t expect visitors to pour to your web page the afternoon when you ad it, even if you’ve done every piece right. It can take weeks, perhaps even months before you will see real success from your labors.