What Is Blog Marketing About?

 

 

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What Is Blog Marketing About?

So what is blog marketing about? When I think of blog marketing I think of ways how I can monetize my blog. I also think about what I want to discuss on my blog and how it will benefit others.

I recently started a blog for my freelance business I realized that school did not prepare me for everything that I have been learning. In addition to that, I had trouble finding what I was looking for most of the time.

Which is why I created this website, to teach and educate others that are interested in doing the same. Some want to promote products and or services while others want to make a living off of blogging.

 

 

Where can I start a blog?

There are many platforms that you can use to start a blog. Some may be free and others may require a fee. It took me a few tries to figure out what platform I was going to go with. Essentially the best way to do this is to create a website, especially if you’re interested in monetizing it. Some platforms won’t allow you to do affiliate links.

A website is going to give you a lot of exposure when done the right way.

Yes, it can take time and effort to create a website with some content but to be successful you can’t exchange time for money all the time.

Platforms that will help you start a blog

How to create a successful blog post?

The best way you can start creating a successful blog post is by having good content. When I originally I was doing a lot of research so I can better understand SEO. If you are wanting to monetize your blog and make some money out of it I suggest you focus on your content first.

I recently wrote a post on “Build a Successful Blog Post! [Blogging 101]” so go ahead and check that out. I discuss more on blogging, marketing, SEO, keyword searches etc.

 

 

 

 

Start with one platform

Choosing the right platform to start your blog can be overwhelming. No matter what you get into you have to learn how to navigate, and edit for better performance. I currently blog on these sites such as this one and the Wealthy Affiliate.

I have other sites that I blog such as Quora and Linkedin However, I don’t give them as much attention as I would like because of the amount of focus. Those are more for social channeling so I can communicate with others.

 

Why do you need a blog?

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There are over 3 billion people that are using the internet on a daily basis. This number is just increasing every year.

Can you imagine how much more people you are going to have interactions with and share your thoughts or ideas?

There is going to be less human to human interaction as well as allowing more people to work from home.

 

Where did I start blogging?

I originally created a website on Wix then shortly after I started using the WordPress platform.I found it to be more functional because of all the components that you can add to your site and in my personal opinion it looked more appealing.

I wanted to share things that interest me and I was always curious about how the online marketing world worked.

This took my curiosity even further which led me to build this website that your reading and continue learning so I can share my growth. I then started learning how I can monetize my site and create an online business for myself.

 

Test out different blogs and choose the right one for you

I tested out different platforms to see which one I was going to benefit from. I ended up using and staying with the Wealthy Affiliate platform and here’s why.

Wealthy Affiliate is a program that helps people like myself to create a website or an online business by showing you a step by step guide to marketing.

Whether your doing it for a personal blog or business you’re going to gain so much experience here that you will be satisfied with the results.

Building a website goes a lot deeper than adding creative content but also knowing specific keyword searches that will get you to the top

of the search engine as well as add privacy to your site.

I was able to accomplish this in my spare time, However, it did take me hours and hours of work so I encourage you not to give up.

I started going through the program where I was quickly learning and obtaining so much valuable information on getting my business started.

This program honesty really sells itself and what I really enjoy about it most is that there is no pressure to join.

There are over 800,000 members with the same goals in mind ready to motivate you every step of the way.

 

How can I make money blogging?

There are many ways to make money blogging the question is which route do you want to take? Or do you want to take all the avenues?

You can create a post on your blog such as Google Adsense and it’s free. All you have to do is sign up and make sure you have enough

content on your site otherwise they will reject your request.

-Sell other peoples products with affiliated programs

You can write reviews on products that you already own so it will be easier for you to talk about them.

This will also give the buyer insight on how the product works.

Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to own it to write about it but just make sure that you do know what you’re talking about and so some research on it too.

-Write reviews and do giveaways

Giveaways keep people engaged on your blog and make it easier for engaging your audience. If you are going to do a giveaway make sure that it’s fair and true. Don’t do something to lose the trust of reader chances are you won’t gain them back.

-sponsored post

A sponsored post would be similar to an affiliated program the only difference is that someone is actually paying you to write a review for them.

First blog post

My first blog was about cryptocurrency particularly ripple and bitcoin.

I was reading up on crypto and I found it very interesting and valuable so I decided to write about it since I was also an investor.

I shared my referral link which took readers directly to the site where they were able to purchase different currencies.

At the time when I created my site, I used WIX as my platform because it was easier to navigate.

I then learned how to incorporate affiliated links and researched some more on how to make money online.

Shortly after I started using WordPress since they have a more upscale platform but hey nothing wrong with either one.

I then started blogging about people and things that I learned along the way sharing my daily views, goals and life experiences.

So remember when you ask your self what is blog marketing about? Think about how you are going to elevate that statement into your own.

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How To Start An Online Business For Free?

Start Here!

So you want to learn how to start an online business for free? Great! It can take some time and effort to start an online business from scratch,  however, it can also be a very lucrative business. The only thing I would want to say to you before you get started is to take out that mentality in your head where you have to exchange your time for money.

It took me months upon hours upon months to get some major work done. I contemplated the domain name to different hosting companies and the subject matter etc.

There are 2 ways you can get started. 1st is doing it yourself [free] second is hiring someone that will create a website for you so you can sell products or services.

Either way, you will get some ROI return on investment as long as you are consistent.

When I first started I didn’t have a proper plan in place, my brain was operating all over the place. I had so many ideas and let me tell you Google and YouTube were my best friends.

Now I understand the process, as well as what it takes to get there and I want to show you how you can get there too.

 

How To Start An Online Business For Free?

Write Down Your Goals

What helped me along the way was trial and error and the more I practiced my writing skills or researched on what I wanted to do the better I became.

With that being said the best course of action is to write down a list of your ideas and what direction you want your website to go.

Do you want a website that you can monetize? or are you creating a website for personal use? Do you want to sell products or services?

Again the hardest part for me was the idea and then I decided to come up with this site on how to make websites and to monetize them.

Whichever direction you take will always be a step in the right direction. Why? Because the Internet is dominating right now so it would do you justice to be a part of the online space.

 

Have Long-Term Goals


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I like to research different ways on how to achieve my goals and to follow other leaders direction. Remember we all learn from one another. When you go to school you have a professor teaching you how to properly write an essay.

That’s because they have already followed someone else’s direction in achieving that subject matter. I recently viewed a video on Ted

Talk where Ari Wallach explains more in-depth on long-term goals.

It’s very inspiring but also very rewarding because you take from that a great deal of understanding on how to make it work.

Pick A Niche, A Product Or Service

When clients come up to me with an idea of what they are wanting to do. However, sometimes there are just too many ideas.

The important concept here is to stick to one product or service that you are good at or that you are passionate about learning. You can’t force to want to get into something you have to, in theory, be willing to discuss it constantly and be the expert.

Consistency definitely plays a big factor in the process as well.

More related topics on How To Start An Online Business For Free?

 

 

Create An Educational Platform

Ok, so what I mean by this is educate others on what you are trying to accomplish for instance.

You are a baker and you want to sell your baking goods because you are really good at it and passionate about it.

But you also want to share your buttercream secrets. People are visual and hands-on, we all want to be a part of something that we are all passionate about. So why not educate others and show them your secrets to success.

 

Create A Great Domain Name

Ok, you now that you have your action plan down packed it’s time to start thinking of some good domain names. Picking a good domain name is important as it relates to your niche. You also want to take into consideration having a good extension like .com. Those are pretty popular.

However, based on my experience I believe that a .com extension would be more memorable to the client that goes to your site.

RELATED POST:  Domain Names

 

Choose your hosting provider

 

Alright, you have your domain name with your extension along with your ideas that you want to pursue. Now it’s time to search for a hosting provider.

All providers offer different services such as bandwidth space, formatting, customization however here are the ones I have had good experience with.

Bluehost: Ranges from $3.95 a month to $350 in a year. I have used Bluehost for some of my clients since it is integrated with WordPress as well.

 

Wealthy Affiliate: $350 a year 

This is what I use for all of my websites. What I like about this platform is not only will you have your hosting provider but you will also be educated on other subjects such as:

  • Marketing
  • Using WordPress
  • Build traffic
  • Make money
  • Live training and more!


 

 

 

 

 

Choose Your Platform

Hosting and your platform goes hand in hand, Many platforms such as WIX, Squarespace or even WordPress already have hosting provided for you.  I personally work with WordPress because I am able to customize your site better.

Also, WordPress dominates about 33% of the internet space which in theory would allow for more exposure.

How to start an online business for free doesn’t have to be a painful process as time passes you will progress.

 

Write Good Content

 

“YOAST SEO” I wish I have known of this plugin when I first started writing content. Writing good quality content takes time and effort.

You want to be able to provide a solution for your clients as well as continue to educate and be a positive reinforcement.

Yoast SEO provides suggestions on creating good content as well as emphasizing on focus keywords.  It will indicate if you have too little headings or if you are not properly using your keywords. it’s totally a must have.

 

Free Learning Platforms

 

Always, always, always educate yourselves. Just as technology changes on a constant basis so does platforms. Not only do you want to learn how changes can affect your business but also you want to be able to scale it to the next level.

A lot of the educational platforms that I use are platforms as hubspot.com, udemy.com, allision.com and more.

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Dedicate Time

 

I know this is a given but the reality is that many of us don’t find the time to dedicate to your personal goals. Also, a lot of us have that mindset that time is traded for money and that is not the case.

Sometimes you are just going to have to find time to dedicate unless you end up paying someone to do the work. Either way, you will have to find time to do that.

Estimated Cost

When learning on how to start an online business for free you want to be able to different if there was a cost how that would also impact your business. Essentially I would start off free but then I would definitely try to invest some money since it can also reflect on your customization for the site.

Free or not the cost of building a website on your own I would say on average $0-$30 months. that would be for your hosting SEO, SSL how much space you need but most importantly what company you go with.

Now if you’re looking for a professional to it it can range between $500- $2500. If it’s an e-commerce site then they can easily start at $1500 It all depends on many variables the complexity of your site,

Many people aren’t aware of all the factors that it takes to create a site and manage so I want to touch base on that. Yea you can definitely manage a site on your own but take into account these factors

  • Automatic updates
  • Understanding SEO set up
  • What plugins should be utilized
  • How much bandwidth and space you have available to use
  • If you want to include PayPal or an e-commerce site
  • Understanding the importance of keyword
  • Coding- depending on how customizable you want it

 

 

Top 30 [Free Apps That Pay You Money ]

 So you want to learn more about the free apps that pay you money? Of course, that’s why you are here.

 

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There are so many ways that you can make some passive income which is why more and more people are researching this information. Now what’s even better is that you can just do this from the comfort of your home using your smartphone! Here I will discuss the top 30 free apps that pay you money!

 

Freelancing Apps

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Fiverr

Fiverr is an online marketplace for freelancers to post and showcase that they specialize in for the hopes of receiving jobs from potential prospects.

Choosing the right freelancer is like looking for a dentist. Ultimately you want this person to understand what you need and to see and understand your vision. You want to be comfortable and confident that your projects will be completed the way you have envisioned them.

Some of the services this company has to offer are such as

  • Marketing
  • Resume Writing
  • Web Traffic
  • Logo Creations and more!

 

Craigslist

Craigslist is advertisements devoted to jobs, housing, for sale items etc. I currently advertise my freelancing gigs on Craiglist and I have to say it’s been pretty positive results.

If you’re looking to advertise your business or any events definitely try out this platform. The fee to post is currently $5 but definitely worth trying out.

 

Patreon

Patreon is a platform that allows artist and creative thinkers to display some of their talents.

The way that it works and how you receive income is by others supporting you and providing donations to encourage you to write content or do any type of acting.

Upwork

Upwork has very similar characteristics to Fiverr. This platform allows creative writers to look for jobs and request to be contacted by the person posting it. You choose the job you want to work on.

 

Delivery Apps

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Uber Eats

If you don’t know what Uber Eats is then you need some new friends :). Uber Eats is associated with the Uber. Uber Eats is a food delivery service that allows you to order food from the comfort of your home, office, etc.

You would potentially sign up as a driver and you receive notifications of jobs nearest you.

Door Dash

Door Dash is one of the fastest growing companies that allow users to order from their favorite supermarkets or home food stores. So the way it works you pick a task of your choice and basically do someones food shopping for the customer as well as the delivery.

Postmates

Postmates just as Door Dash and Uber Eats also offers food deliveries services to customers. You can order food, drinks, and groceries all from the app. Your job is to simply do the delivery and any shopping that may be required.

GrubHub

Don’t underestimate GrubHub the company strives to succeed in the mobile applications.

This app processes hundreds of thousands of orders each day all across different states. Just like the other food delivery services, you earn 100% of your tips and you essentially pick the job you want to take.

Seamless

This food app is another popular one that allows consumers to order food from their favorite restaurant directly to their location of choice. Seamless pricing can range from $2 – $7 depending on where you are ordering from.

The process to become a driver with them is pretty standard to the ones offered by those other apps. copy of your driver license, proof of insurance, address etc.

 

Driving Apps

 

Uber

This company offers consumers the ability to request a drive from point A to point B directly through the app. How it works just like a taxi service but you’re requesting for a ride through your smartphone. Uber has over 12,000 employees and they’re still growing strong. Uber also is affiliated with Uber Eats.

Lyft

This app is a very similar company where you request a ride on your smartphone or connectible devices.

Lyft encourages new drivers and they even have a $500 sign on bonus! Now that’s pretty dope. Uber offers a pretty chunk of change as well with $350 sign up bonus!

Gett

Previously known for GetTaxi is another great service app that allows users to request a ride over their smartphone or connectible devices.

 

Survey Apps

Free apps that pay you money don’t have to be just you going out and about you can stay in too. Surveys should be important to help company growth. How would you know if the product or services are any good? Testimonials and recommendations help consumers make better buying decisions.

Survey Mini

Survey Mini allows consumers to provide feedback on products and or services. Ideally, this is done to better understand buyers persona and understand what kind of solutions or recommendations can be contributed.

The way it works is although there is no cash value at the time of submission you are rewarded credits towards movies, gift cards, merchandise etc. You eventually end up saving over time. So if you have some free time in your hands go ahead and download this app.

Swagbucks

If you are looking to get some cash on top of your reward points then Swagbucks is the app to download.

Very similar to Survey Mini Swagbucks offers cash as well as merchandise for your opinions.

Surveys On the Go

This app Surveys on the Go pays and awards for your opinions based on any subject matter. You choose what you want to give your opinion about and you receive the cash award for sharing your thoughts.

 

 

Task Completing Apps

Field Agent

Field agent allows members to sign up and do mystery shopping for a variety of retail stores. With this app, you can find jobs near you and you choose the ones you want. Also just keep in mind that you have a time frame of about 2 hours to complete your task so be certain you have nothing scheduled in between.

Tap Cash 

Need to make a quick $10? Interesting enough this apps allows you to survey and try out other apps. It’s a point system so in order for you to earn $1 you’ll have to earn 1000 points. You would have to download the app(s) onto your connectible devices and leave it on there for a couple of days.

The best thing I hear about this app is the payout starts small $1 so you can send that right into your PayPal account.

 

Dog Sitting Apps

Rover

Rover connects you with members that are available to babysit your furry friend.  If you want to become a top earner then being available for an overnight dog sitting could be something to consider. The company has over 14,000 established cities and over 200,000 sitters with a 5-star rating.

Wag

Do you want to become a dog walker with Wag? It’s the same concept as Rover where you are connected with members that have pets and you basically petsit.

Just like Rover this company also is available in other cities all over the world.

Home Improvement

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Other free apps that pay you money besides dog sitting are apps with a little home improvement.

If you have special skills that can be of service to someone then this app provides just that. What about helping others with house chores? Easily connect with people and you choose the job you want.

Handy

Free apps that pay you money doesn’t have to feel like your working. Remember this is your side hustle and you want to enjoy it. This app offers a variety of services such as house cleaning, furniture building. tv mounting, interior painting and more.

 

 

Baby Sitting

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Care.com

I remember using Care.com when I needed a babysitter for my daughter. It’s a pretty reliable app in terms of looking for a sitter. Now I never had to experience it on the other side of the spectrum but I always hear good things about it.  You connect with local parents to care for their child and just like the other jobs you choose the one you want.

Care.com also offers care for the elderly as well as light household chores.

Sitter City

This American marketplace offers a variety of aid for members such as care for the elderly or child care. Very similar to care.com you have the option to choose the job you want and the location you would like to work at.

Urban Sitter

Urban sitters connect people together to find the right services at the right price. You as a sitter would communicate with families just as you would with Sitter City and Care.com.

What I hear that’s really cool about Urban Sitter you are able to communicate with someone if it’s a last minute job. So this is a good starting point if your looking for some extra income.

 


Become A Tutor!

 

 

 

Udemy

One of my favorite platforms to learn from is Udemy.com. There are a lot of education platforms out there I created this resourceful website to help you navigate your search when it comes to information related to money learning etc. If you have a special skill that you want to show the world this will give you the edge to create meaningful content.

Chegg Tutor

What I really like about this app is that you can connect with hundreds of tutors that are readily available like myself. I am always working on a project on the computer. Whether I am brushing up on my marketing skills are I am helping others with their very own projects I am in the market to help.

Social Media Apps

  • YouTube

  • Facebook

  • Instagram

  • Pinterest

These are the most common social channels you already are familiar with. YouTube by itself has over a billion subscribers and the number of views that it receives should be enough for you to invest into that space. Facebook also has a large number of members and it’s preferred for businesses all over because of its recommendations tactics.

If you are interested in making some money out of one of these social channels you would offer a product or service to customers.

 

Once the customer chooses to purchase this product or service with you that is when you receive commissions I see a lot of small businesses using these platforms for exposure. My personal recommendation would be to use all these social channels because everyone communicates differently.

Free apps that pay you money doesn’t have to be boring! With a little research, you can be on your way to gaining some passive income.

 

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How To Create A WordPress Website For Free

It can take time and effort to create a website on WordPress especially if you are new to this platform.

The first website that I created on WordPress was a free site. I didn’t pay for hosting or a domain. There are pros and cons to creating a free and paid hosting but for now, let’s stick to free. I have been on the side of both spectrums a free and paid based sites.

 

Now as you learn more about creating a WordPress site it isn’t a bad thing for you to invest some money into it either since the world as we see it now is through social channeling.

 

STEP 1: Choose your website domain name

So maybe you already have a domain name in mind? Or maybe you are undecided on one? Either way, it has to get done right?

When choosing a domain name you want to make sure that it’s going to be something related to your niche website.

Create something memorable and catchy for your audience. Where they can be reminded of where to look for information and recommendations if needed.

Create a Domain Name

 

 

STEP 2: Choose your hosting

Hosting is considered where your website document will live. In theory, you can choose free hosting however you will be limited on customization.

However for the sake of this article lets continue with FREE.

I have used several hosting providers ones I didn’t have very memorable experiences with and the ones I have.

So here are my recommendations.

 

BLUEHOST:

What I like about BlueHost is I can use WordPress as their website builder. I also had good experience with their online support team.

I remember one day having an issue and the representative was able to compensate me and took care of what I needed.

Their plans would have to be paid on a yearly basis that might be their slight downfall but I don’t really see any major issue with that. Unless you are more comfortable with paying monthly as opposed to yearly especially if you are just starting things out.

If you need more information on hosting read my post on (Hosting Reviews)

Wealthy Affiliate

What I like about Wealthy Affiliate is that you are able to coordinate two websites with free hosting. The price is $349 for the year similar to BlueHost if you were to go with an enterprise package.

What I like about WA is that you are also able to connect with like-minded people that are willing to invest the time in answering any questions you may have about the platform and your respectable niche.

Check out some of the platform perks here:

 

 

 

 

GODADDY:

Go Daddy was known as a platform where you can purchase your domains from.  But since then Go -Daddy offers domain, hosting and WordPress as your website builder. You can purchase domains directly from Godaddy site or you can use one of the hosting platforms.

 

 

STEP 3: Choose a platform

There are many platforms out there that will allow you to create a website on WordPress for free. The question is which one would you choose?

Choose one that you are either familiar with or that you can maximize your learning experience.

Here are some FREE PLATFORMS TO TRY!

Wealthy Affiliate

I use the Wealthy Affiliate for my hosting since It serves a huge purpose for me with having multiple sites and my freelancing gigs.

However, you can use their free siterubix extension while using WordPress. I also like the flexibility of directly connecting with members at any time.

So not only can you create a website with Wealthy Affiliate but you can learn different ways on how to market, gain organic traffic, social media channeling like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest etc. In theory, it’s a social channel dedicated for online entrepreneurs looking to promote their brand, products, or services. And why not? The internet is the future :).

 

 

There are menus displayed on the left facing side of the dashboard as you see is where you can go through the different features that the platform has to offer.

 

WordPress.com

When you think about creating a website using WordPress you figure why not use their actual website?

While I did use WordPress directly through their site there are no real benefits to using it other than their customer support. I have reached out directly with their support center and they are pretty helpful.

However, if you are looking to learn this platform and need live 24/7 support and a learning platform then maybe this might not be a good choice for you.

 

 

 

X10 Hosting

X10 hosting provides free hosting as well and the more you use it the lower the cost gets. What I like about this platform is that you can receive support with members that will answer your questions on PHP. Although there are so many plugins that you can use where there is no coding required it’s always good to know or become familiar with some type of coding.

 

 

Step 4: Customize your appearance

Themes

 

 

 

 

 

Brief menu overview

When you are first discovering the dashboard on your new WordPress site take some time to familiarize yourself with the menu. This will help you navigate your way through the platform a little easier.

I go over some functionalities on the menu on my post on “How to create a WordPress website Part 1 & 2 “

Posting/ Adding Content

Posting is going to be one of the most important documents you create since this will be where most of your engagement will come from. Remember everyone is going to be reading this on the internet. Well that’s the concept, right?

So ideally you want to make sure there are no grammar errors or any issues with headings or it not being SEO friendly since people can disown you relatively quickly for it, I know becasue I have happened to be on both sides of the spectrum.

 

 

 

Adding your plugins

When adding plugins be mindful on what kind you might need. The reason for this is if you install a lot of plugins you can run the risk of your website running slow. Which in turn won’t be useful for the user.

Here are some of my favorites and recommendations.

  • YOAST SEO
  • EWWW Image Optimizer
  • Contact Form 7
  • WP Socializer

E-commerce sites:

  • Mail Chimp
  • WooCommerce

 

 

Still, Have Questions?

Leave a comment below or join me on this platform for a more personal experience

Join the Wealthy Affiliate social channel for FREE and see what you can discover from other like-minded people.

Remember when we learn together we grow together.

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SEO Keyword Search Tool[All About SEO]

[The Best SEO Keyword Search Tool]

SEO keyword search tool is an effective way to increase your site rankings.

There are a ton of articles and courses related to SEO also known as “search engine optimization”.

However, they all seem to be different in translation.

All related to one topic thing and that’s to better optimize your website.

Search Engine Optimization!

What is [ Search Engine Optimization]

Search engine optimization is crucial to any business, there should be some level of understanding this topic so you can rank higher in the search engines.

This is going to separate the people that are in the market to help vs the market to sell. What I mean by that is when you are in the market to help people you gain loyal customers.

So it becomes a successful cycle where loyal customers make recommendations and they become your recruiters.

People that are going to be with you for the long road. Yea sure you want to make money as well I mean that’s also the goal.

When representing a product or service you want to make sure that who’s it benefiting? YOUR READER!

Creating a successful blog post does take a lot of time and effort. So if you are already in those stages it just serves you justice to be a part of the SEO club!.

HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL BLOG POST [BLOGGING 101]

 

 

Create SEO Organically

Your goal is to optimize your website SEO friendly so you can rank higher on search engines.

We all want our articles, products, and services out there and exposed.

We want the world to see what inspires us to become successful and one of the best ways to do that is with great content.

Beware of services on freelancer sites like Fiverr which promise skyrocket optimizations and deliver results.

Make sure it’s coming from a reputable source otherwise Google will remove your site.

 

GOOGLE PENGUIN:GOOGLE PENGUIN

 

Create Great Content

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This is why everybody wants to learn about SEO and its benefits. Not to mention the ways you can earn some passive, and residual income in the online space.

So as you are in the works of creating your content and brainstorming there are a few questions you might want to ask yourselves:

1. What kind of questions or solutions are people searching for?

2.Understanding buyers persona.

3. Know how to market and understand how your customers communicate with you?

4. What type of audience are you targeting?

 

Now everyone has a perspective on how SEO should be incorporated or, what techniques you can use to better optimize your site. Fact is that they all have one thing in common, and that is to educate.

Also, I find that some people translate things differently, for instance, I can read two articles both same subject matter but there is always going to be that one that you prefer more than the other as a read.

 

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Keyword Research

There are many different SEO Keyword search tools that filter out the top-ranked topics that people are searching for online daily.

The good aspect about understanding keyword searches is that you have inspirations to choose your niche from there.

There could be a topic you are genuinely passionate about and you notice that thousands of people share the same passions as you and are looking for help with that topic.

There are a lot of free platforms that you can use to start your search, some have different viewing metrics than others.

The one I am familiar with and some recent discoveries are:

KeywordEverywhere

Jaaxy

I hear that KeywordEverywhere is an extension to add on your Chrome or Explorer which I recently downloaded and not to bad pretty informative.

KEYWORD SEARCH TOOL:

 

SEO [Online courses]

There are so many educational platforms that cover SEO keyword search tool that I can’t even begin to tell you.

Everyone translate information differently so the better you are in explaining concepts the better traffic you will generate.

Now here are some of the favorites that I use to reference:

  • WEALTHY AFFILIATE (FREE COURSES + 2 WEBSITES INCLUDED TO START YOUR SUCCESSFUL BLOG)
  • UDEMY ( FREE COURSES)
  • HUBSPOT ( FREE COURSES)
  • ALLISON (FREE COURSES)

All these learning platforms have two versions which are a free version and a paid version but if you are just starting out I would take advantage of the free version until you advance to the next level.

Once you show that you are committed and you fly by the beginners’ phase go ahead and invest some money on some of these learnings so you can start gaining some ROI [return on investment].

When I first started I had a free account at the Wealthy Affiliate then once I advanced and understood what I was doing I became a subscriber and received more then what I put in.

I was able to gain exposure in the online space for my freelance work as well as for my the business. Since then I have created several websites for personal and business purposes.

With Interest

If you are interested in seeing some of my work just to the front page of my site icomputernerd.com

What is very important about the beginning stages is that it gives you an opportunity to understand the business and ask yourself is this something that you really want to do?

Because this is not a get quick rich project, it can take you several years of investing depending on how much work you put in.

So would you invest 2- 6 years of your life to dedicate this as a part-time job until it becomes full-time?

 

MORE ON MARKETING COURSES

 

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How do you know if you are successful if you don’t create a goal for yourself?

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Build a Successful Blog Post! [Blogging 101]

Create a successful blog post.[Build a successful blog post]

It takes a lot of time and effort to build a successful blog post. The biggest challenge that I believe people face are properly optimizing your post and making it SEO friendly.

There are some whom really underestimate this concept since there so much more than just goes into creating a niche post.

You want to consider yourself as the expert.  It’s not just about writing a blog, you are educating others and helping them make better not only buying decisions but recommendations.

Understanding that learning doesn’t stop here you can’t just focus on being a better content writer.

You have to focus on marketing and generating a substantial audience to support your views.

Also, take a course or two and learn more about SEO and creating a successful blog post.

Learn about keyword search, topics, know what are the most frequently asked questions people are searching for.

If you want to learn more about how to build a successful blog post then go ahead and read some of my articles. 

Need to create a website for your blog for free? 

The internet has become the main source of persuading buyers and decision makers into helping them receive related information to their topic. Ask yourself these questions like

  1. What do your buyers need help with?
  2. What do you wish people knew about what your message and what you are trying to relay?
  3. What do people know about you?
  4. Know your competitors

Remember that people buy from people:

Pick a top and stick to it!

 

 

Yes! I have to emphasize this for bloggers that want to build a successful post.  Why? many new bloggers are interested in making money blogging or showcasing some of their ideas but the problem they don’t know where to start.

It’s ok to have a lot of ideas you want to work on but the beauty of this blogging industry is that you can blog about anything when the time calls for it.

Let me give you an example I created this website to help others how to create a brand for themselves in the online space.

I write about domains, hosting, how to create a free website for your blog etc. If I was able to learn this anyone can do it too,

The internet is free why do you think everyone is on it 24/7? The internet acts as a source of reliability for many people. This is how we are communicating with each other.

If you are talking about plants don’t talk about your dog in the same post unless your dog eats plants!

Keep everything related together so that it sounds good!

 

Read up on your current events!

I mean this is a must! If you want to become an entrepreneur of any sort and on any level, then you want to be able to understand how it all works.

Things to learn:

  • Read up on marketing
  • Learn more on keyword searches
  • Understand what people are asking

DoNOT try to solve every problem.

When you start to build a successful blog post your mind wanders and you want to be able to help answer everyone’s question but the fact of the matter is that you can’t. At least one post at a time.

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How to design your blog?

When you build your successful blog post it should be easy to read and concise meaning everything formatted the same.

You want to be expressive as well as visual. as possible.

Have lots of white spaces is recommended so that your page is in a readable format.

I say this because if you write a paragraph and it’s all bunched together then chances are no one is going to read it. It’s not something that is appealing to the eye.

 

We are visual people I know as for me I am extra visual like if my food doesn’t look good then I am not eating it! haha, I am serious though. You want to make sure you attract your reader’s attention right away.

Also, you want to make sure you incorporate a lot of pictures I mean ideally you want them to be your own pictures but that’s not necessarily the case.

Otherwise, you can use these websites that allow you to download free images without worrying about any copyright such as.

 

Websites that offer free picture downloads.

  • Pixabay
  • Pexels
  • Unsplash
  • Flckr

These are some of the websites I go to if I need good quality images, it’s completely free.

 

Create a checklist of topics that will support each conversation which you would want to discuss.

If you make a list it becomes easier to follow and your ideas will start flowing through your brain.

I mean sometimes it takes a good amount of concentration to start jotting down your ideas especially if this is your first time doing it. or you are just starting out.

 

It becomes repetition! The more you do it the better at it you become. AND… you don’t have to be an English major to do so.

You have resources like Grammarly to help you with any misspellings as well as other software that you may use that you might not even be aware of.

Guys, I wasn’t this good at writing I promise most of my abilities to write for long periods of time stems from being a proficient student.

I earned my Masters in the occupational studies of Information Technology and everything that I have learned I have applied it to my business as well as personal growth.

 

However, there are a lot of free resources available that can help you get started with your blog.

 

It benefits others when you learn!

A lot of people don’t understand that this information is free because Google wants you to become a better blogger.

Amazon wants you to write articles and make recommendations on their products or services.

 

Who do you think gets paid when a book is delivered or a bracelet you have seen on your favorite Instagram Blogger?

I mean that’s how the money goes round.

 

Remeber The Internet is the FUTURE! 

Free online course on how to create a money making website!

Most of my learning comes from this platform at the Wealthy Affiliate University.

I also enjoy udemy.com as a learning platform for my marketing.

Have I paid for training in the past?

Yes, I have I have purchased books and read all different types of influencers out there and the best part is I always learn something valuable.

Leads create traffic which in turn lead to customers.

This is really true everytime you write a blog post is an opportunity for you to gain exposure. This also gives you the opportunity to share your post and have other people share them as well such as your supporters like family and friends.

 

I use Facebook as my main source for posting my blogs as well as sharing and creating ads. To read more on how to create a Facebook business page click here:

 

Apply what you have learned.

Utilize what you have learned today and create a successful blog that will help you continue to brand yourself. Make sure you use all the tools that are available to you for free because this is going to give you not only valuable information but it will help you succeed in the online space.

I hope that this article will help you better understand on how to build a successful blog post and thank you for reading.

Thank you for reading please comment below and share your thoughts and experiences.

How do you reference when you want to build a successful blog post?

How to make money online for free!

How to make money online for free?

How to make money online for free is one of the most talked about businesses right now because of the different ways to gain income.

However, there is also the misconception of how everything works and a lot of scams going around when people tend to falsely their earnings.

So since you are here take it from me there is money to be made but there is also the right way to do it.

Here I am going to share my story on how I started making money online and how you can do it too.

So who wants to learn how to make money online for free?

 

Create a blog

With all the reasons why people are interested in investing time to create an income stream online, there’s no wonder why blogging has become popular.

Whether it’s to supplement your income or the flexibility from working anywhere you want can be some very rewarding perks.

I prefer creating a business online because it allows me to expose myself to more and more people from all over the world.

With a blog, you can incorporate affiliate links as well as promote your products or services for the world to see.

 

Create a website to sell your products or services

Selling your products or services online gives you the opportunity to gain some exposure.

There are billions of people online right now looking for answers and or solutions to their problems. Understanding what people are looking for can help you become more successful.

CREATE A WEBSITE 100% FREE

 

Make money from your smartphone

There are a ton of apps that will allow you to make money from your smartphone like freelancing. You see people post jobs in efforts to gain individuals to help with projects and so forth.

How to make money online can be so simple with just a bit of research. There are a ton of apps that you can download to look for work.

 

Do your research

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My go-to statement is… It takes a lot of time and effort to create a successful blog post and write good content.

I did some extensive research on how-tos and provided some valuable information for you to take with you.

However, the fact of the matter is to dramatically change your search results it’s best to reference in some type of learning platform.

 

If you are going to start a business at least you should know how to market. Marketing is not the way it uses to be the old fashion way now it’s all online. So don’t do yourself a disservice and skip a step.

It’s also good to learn from others like minded people that are already in the industry and doing what you are doing.

That helped me immensely throughout my online journey. It also allowed me to network with others which I am extremely grateful for.

 

Network

Look for people find them there out there and learn from them most people in the industry are willing to help.

Networking allows you to learn more about how you can brand yourself to others as well.

You get to understand the basics of a buyers persona and how long it can take for someone to purchase your product or services

 

My Discoveries

One of my passions was to create a platform based on different educational resources you can find useful.

This allowed me to understand in depth how to successfully achieve my goals as an entrepreneur.

One of my favorite learning platforms is the Wealthy Affiliate learning tool.

In this business, you have to be in the market to help people not to sell to people.

Now I am not saying that we don’t want sales but I learned a lot about people and customer service. When it’s all said and done people buy from people they trust that are going to understand their needs.

I started my projects with the WA program and it has been absolutely a great learning experience.

I received so much support from the members there like no other.

I was able to network with people that understand this industry and they were always willing to help.

I went through the teachings that Kyle “CEO” had on the platform and I went ahead and started a new website from scratch.

That is where I started writing content about my online journey and sharing what I have learned.

Facebook as your social channel

Facebook is the most looked at social channel and probably most preferred. It’s always best to have a Facebook business page since now people are relying on pictures, videos, and demos. Consumers want to see how your product works and how it can benefit them.

I went ahead and created several groups and pages on Facebook such as Learn how to monetize your site/ affiliate by Vivi as well as a business Facebook page to help others on how to make it on the online space.

 

 

 

HOW DID I START MAKING MONEY ONLINE

 

Most of my passive income was outsourcing my creative writing skills and web designing.

As I kept marketing myself I had clients that were referred to me by other clients which became a more passive income for me.

 

What you need to get started online

    1. You need a website 

    2. Domain names

    3. You need hosting

    4. Choose your Niche

    5. You need training 

    6. You need motivation 

    7. You need keyword search 

Hosting and domain can run you between $0- $300 per year depending on who will be your host provider. In order to provide customers with what they need your product needs to be displayed.

 

Training on how to make money online for free!

 

 

Conclusion

So how to make money online for free? 
The end result is this… you have to be consistent on the products or services you want to sell.
What I mean by that is there is a lot of reading and writing involved and if you’re a person that doesn’t like to do any of those things then you won’t be very successful at it.

Share your comments below and also share my story so we can all motivate and inspire each other!

How did you get started in the online space?

 

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Top Freelance Sites To Join [For Writers]

Learn about the top freelance sites to join and how it can increase your income.

Freelancing is a way to showcase your skills no matter at what level. The whole concept of freelancing is to get paid for a service that can benefit someone who has a desire to learn all about the subject matter at hand.

 

 

What is freelance about?

freelance

There are many freelance sites out there that you can get into I mean literally hundreds.

I recently did some research and discovered more people are doing classes online to showcase some of their skills.

The good part about creating a learning platform for others is that you can do it in just about anything you are good at, or a subject that you’re really passionate about learning.  Even the weirdest things you think you might be into someone out there beat you to the punch.

More and more people are becoming entrepreneurs in the online space, I can’t stress this enough but the internet is our second home.

This is where people are spending most of their time on a daily basis. Also in a consumer standpoint, we want to find the answers as quickly as possible, We want someone else to do the research for us and nowadays you can pretty much find the solutions to anything online.

 

 

Top freelance sites for writers-Become a freelance online writer

There are tons of platforms for writing services that you can get into. Below I am going to discuss some of the ones that I personally had some involvement in or I heard some positive feedback about.

 

Textbroker.com

Textbroker is a platform for writers/ bloggers, where you can either purchase a request from someone to write a blog for you no matter what it might be about. Or you can become an author and pick up gigs that you can get paid for.

Now I personally have an account with Textbroker and I will be honest the pay can be low. There are different stages that you can get into when you first start off.

The first stage or level would be level 2. in which you are paid about ehhh 2-5 cents per word.

However, there is an upside to that when you reach level 5 then you have the option to pick up more articles and the payout increases to about 10 cents a word or so.

To check out what a profile on Textbroker looks like you can take a look at mine here

ProBlogger.com

I don’t have much to say about this platform but I did sign up for their newsletters.

ProBlogger helps other bloggers gain experience in the blogging industry as well as helping others showcase their ideas.

Darren Rowse who is the founder of ProBlogger took his blogging expertise to the next level and created a brand for himself in the online space.

What I liked about ProBlogger is that they had an affiliate program at the time and I never did set it up until now where I wanted to look for more information about it. However they had ended their affiliate program, so I wish I was able to experience.

Journalismjobs.com

This platform actually seems very interesting to me it’s almost like a job search engine bur for writers. I haven’t had any personal experience with this site but I have heard some really good things about it.

The company also allows writers to look for jobs very similar to Textbroker. The person posting the job has the option to hire you to work on their blog or move to the next author. They look for specific qualifications that may fit their needs and what kind of work that needs to be done.

 

Fiverr.com

This one is one that I got into recently and was really excited about.

This platform you simply create an account to showcase what you are good at as far as marketing, writing, proofreading, web design and more. Fiverr is very competitive, there are many freelancers looking for work and many people out there looking for solutions to their problems.

I have had one project since I became a member a few months ago. I try to expose myself to using social media as much as I can. However, sometimes things like this take time. Fiverr takes 20% percent of your earnings which in my opinion is pretty fair.

Guru.com

I recently discovered Guru.com a few weeks ago and decided to give it a try. What I like about Guru is that you can bid for jobs and you pick and choose what you want to do.

Now the tricky part is especially for someone that is starting out to get noticed. There is a membership option that you can choose if you wanted to go that route. Basically, the difference is being able to create more bids.

So, for example, every month you can request 10 bids from people that are needing projects done. Once you exhaust those bids that’s pretty much it, you would just have to wait for the next month to rebid again.

Upwork.com

I created an account with Upwork and I was denied based on my credentials.

So this one is pretty difficult to get into. The company looks for freelancers that work in the field as well as having the skills set. I currently do marketing and sales and I originally wanted to get into it to promote my writing services but oohh maybe next time.

 

Freelance business ideas

ideas

 

I mean all I can say is think! Put your mind to work and let others benefit from your teachings. Did you know that the number #1 search online is health and fitness? This is why you have so many coaches out there promoting shakes and daily workouts. Because you’re creating a brand for yourself.

 

Become a fitness coach

Go ahead girl… and show them how you flex!

Excersing is addicting once you get started.

It puts you in the right frame of mind as well as in good health. This is why so many people are doing this as their full-time jobs and becoming coaches or personal trainers.

There are many programs out there that you can promote and people are pretty successful at it why?  Because people buy from people.

Consumers want to feel as if your speaking to them directly. They want to feel wanted but most importantly that you have the best solution to their problems.

 

Take videos of yourself cooking and post it on YouTube

Remember that I told you that health and fitness are the most popular subjects being searched online? Well so is food. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love to eat.

People are always uploading YouTube tutorials on how to meal prep or make certain dishes. I personally love to cook but Iove to eat more than cooking :).

There are very famous chefs out there like Gordon Ramsey who hosts all of these cooking shows and shares some dishes with us on YouTube.

How to gain more exposure for your freelancing business?

The best way to gain more exposure is through the internet. Yes, I know I sound like a broken record 🙂 but its the best way to gain as much exposure as possible.

There are many platforms where you can showcase your work. But what better way to show off your skills sets by having your own website. For example, I do some freelance writing and web design for a small client based and this is how I gain some exposure.

What I like about the online platform is that you can have a subscription-based clientele and monitor your incoming traffic flow.

Now there are other ways you can do this besides creating a website you can set up a Facebook business page like the one I have set up for myself. You can check out my profile here.

What I like about the Facebook page is that you can set up campaigns and reach to a lot of users. You can also set up campaigns to filter out a specific audience you’re trying to target which also helps you gain more prospects.

What are your thoughts?

Now that you have read some good recommendations for your freelancing ideas site what are your thoughts? What’s your favorite freelancing platform to get into? Is there one that you would prefer more than the other?

 

 

If you want to learn how to market yourself and create an online business with this free training platform by Wealthy Affiliate click below.

 

Online Marketing Courses

So you want to learn more about marketing and don’t know where to start? Well, I am here to give you some awesome online marketing expertise as well as show you which companies are offering free online marketing services vs the ones that require a fee.

Email Marketing

Online marketing courses for free

There is a ton of resources available online that will help you in choose the right marketing strategies to start your campaign or proposal for your business.

Some online marketing businesses use different approaches when it comes to their campaign. Whether you’re looking to set something up for personal branding or you want to become a paid blogger?

How about an affiliate marketer? there are some steps that you must take to gain traffic and understand the process which is why it’s always good to learn some new tactics.


Wealthy Affiliate Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is not just any marketing product that you find online, this is an actual community of like-minded people that help you succeed in the online business world.

 

Not only will you have the PROPER and I have to emphasize that word because this is the real deal. You will have the proper step by step training that will help you create a custom site for your niche of choice.

This marketing academy platform teaches you the basics of how to get started with creating good content and marketing your online business.

 

You receive instructions on how to monetize your site as well as promoting your page by using social media such as Pinterest, Instagram, FaceBook etc.

There are certain recommendations that are presented to you in terms of who to use for your email campaigns or what company you want to use for video recording.

There is no other company out there that allows you to chat live with members 24/7. Or how about access to live tutorials, create over 50 websites with shared hosting, support from others within the community?  For the most part, I have seen companies that do offer some really good information but not one really guides you.

There’s also a live chat available 24/7 which connects you to people all over the world that are already working on their own online business.

 

With over a million members of the community asking a question is simply because there is always someone available to help. This is good because you get to network with tons of people.

To learn more about what you receive with your membership.  click here and sign up! you won’t regret it and see what this platform has to offer.

Product_Online marketing academy

Is bottom line Wealthy Affiliate a scam?

Name: Wealthy Affiliate
Website: www.wealthyaffiliate.com
Price: $0- $49 a month or yearly subscription available
Owners: Kyle and Carson
Overall Rank: 99 out of 100


Udemy

Another learning platform where you can check out free online marketing techniques is at Udemy.com.

Udemy is a global marketplace that allows people to explore new learnings in just about anything the like.

Whether you want to learn more about photography, baking, programming, or what we are discussing now marketing.

Here you will be able to accomplish that. The way it works is people create tutorials on what they either specialize in or what they are passionate about.

Now keep in mind that not all of the videos are free however there are a ton of free ones that you can benefit from so make sure you check them out while you can.

 

You will learn many things that will help you succeed in your accomplishments, also while learning at your own pace. Once you register for free you have access to hundreds of videos to help you visualize your dreams. Members upload useful content for free in return for some followers and gain some type of traffic.

Similar as to if you were writing an ebook and wanted to sell it on Kindle. The first thing that is recommended to attract readers is to have the product at a low price point or for free for at least two weeks.

Not saying that it’s the same concept as Udemy but very similar. Honestly, any new information that you obtain even if it’s half an hour of your time is going to benefit you in the future. Sometimes we get so caught up in life but that can’t slow us down from being a productive human being. To learn more about Udemy.com click here

Product_Online learning platform

Name: Udemy
Website: Udemy.com
Price: $0-?
Owners: Kevin H Johnson
Overall Rank: 90 out of 100

 


AWIN

Awin is not a free online marketing course but it’s definitely on my list of top 5 for some valuable information that you will surely benefit from.

For instance, go ahead and read their 10 tips for choosing an affiliate program that will work for you. This article gives you some really good insight on what affiliate programs will work for you.

Now naturally you want to do something that you are a complete master in with the ability to challenge yourself. Awin targets more publishers and advertisers to help with their campaigns and help companies succeed in the online business world.

This platform isn’t much different than the WA, Udemy, Constant content, and others. The site gives some really good insight in targeting your readers to the quality of products and services that are out there but then again that’s what I am here for!

PRODUCT_Online marketing

Name: Awin
Website: www.awin.com
Price: email inquiry
Owners: Mark Walters, Adam Ross, and Peter Loveday
Overall Rank: 75 out of 100


The Six Figure Mentors

This one sparked my interest for quite some time and it was overdue that I started at least a free membership trial and so I did and here’s what I found.

The company Six Figure Income states that they are the mentors and digital academy experts.  There is also information on how the online space is growing, now this is true in its entirety!

The online business is growing rapidly because this is where most of the people spend their time.

I remember going to school I use to get blisters on my fingers from writing the teachings that the professors gave us from the board. Who remembers that:)? In any event, it goes to show how the internet has become such a strong part of our lives.

There is so much information that can be referenced online and it gives us the ability to do more in this world than before in my opinion.

You can look for information on a project from the convenience of your own home. You can locate the best schools for nursing or the top 5 beauty products for your skin. I mean you name it you can pretty much find it.

Now for the sake of this article let me get back to my review on this platform. This is how this works so there is a free 30-day trial membership which is awesome because you have 30 days to decide whether this is something you want to pursue or not.

Now the first thing that I noticed is you have to enter your credit card information to gain access to the videos which me personally I didn’t like. What if I completely forgot about it and I then am charged for the membership which by the way is $25 a month nothing crazy right? So once I went to the next stage I was quickly introduced to a video upselling me on some extra services for $100 BOOO cmon let’s get on with it!. So once I skipped that part I then came across another page of an application that had to be filled out and submitted before you get to the next level.

Some of the questions were things like what is your ideal income potential? where would your dream vacation be? what do you currently do for a living?  Information that is needed for them to get to know you better. Next step is another video with who I am assuming is the CEO in a fancy car thanking you for joining.

So now I am like ok yea for me it doesn’t really motivate me actually makes me pretty depressed knowing that someone is in a fancy car and I am in my 30s in a Toyota. Which might I add I am in love with my car but that’s beside the point.

I suddenly stopped there and lost complete interest in the damn thing. No one to really engage with and or motivate me. This is why I love the Wealthy Affiliate program because there is no other program that I have come across like it.

However, I do tend to look over and read some more information because I can probably learn something new I mean learning in every aspect is always good for the mind. So my perspective on it is that the program does have a lot of information and potential. For me, I need more hands-on training with real people that I can ask questions and relay information. Now again this is completely my opinion everyone is different.

Please don’t forget to write your thoughts in the comments below:

 

PRODUCT_Online marketing course

Name: The Six Figure Mentors
Website:thesixfigurementors.com
Price:  $0 -$25 plus a month
Owners: Stuart Ross and Jay Kubassek
Overall Rank: 70 out of 100


Alison 

One of my favorites!

Alison is a  free online learning platform that anyone around the world can gain access to and with many teachings. Some of their courses are related to topics such as IT, health, language, lifestyle, marketing, math and more.

The cool thing about this service is the more people you refer the more access you gain for exclusive courses that are related to your field of choice. It’s almost similar to the Udemy Academy but without many of the ads that are displayed on Alison. For more information on Alison’s learning platform click here: Now the only con that I have about this service is that the website is slow and it can take a few seconds to upload and videos to stream.

However, there is a solution to that! The site has a membership option where you can pay to remove ads for a year in addition to faster site speed. There is also a small section where they sell T-shirts in different styles and colors.

You also have the option to purchase certificates as part of accomplishing your course achievements. I mean that’s pretty cool because it gives you a sense of accomplishment.

People like to feel validated and that there doing a good job at something so I commend that. There is also a section where you can see if there are any careers available. So it seems overall their goal is to help out the community as much as possible

PRODUCT: Online marketing course

Name: Alison
Website: Alison.com
Price: $0- $99
Owners: Mike Feerick
Overall Rank: 87 out of 100

 


 Constant Contact/What about email marketing?

Although this isn’t directly a marketing training course it does provide some really useful information on email marketing. Constant Contact helps businesses succeed by utilizing their email marketing services and prices are based on the size of your email list. NOTE: I included this website because the site does hold some valuable information that you can utilize with giving you some good email marketing tips. Email marketing helps your business/website retain customers for the life of your site.

It keeps customers up to date with the latest news about your businesses and the changes you have made. By incorporating email marketing you’re allowing consumers to subscribe to your channel and in return for some expert advice. Many people want something that they will benefit from whether its coupons, freebies or even some good old fashion conversations. The point is customers want some type of incentive that they will remember you by and so they can keep coming back.

People that come to this website can learn different ways on how to incorporate marketing tactics on Facebook, Instagram, Google Plus, Pinterest, Linkedin, blogging as well as review sites and more. There is a step by step guide on how you can create custom signup forms and campaigns to help you succeed in the online. Remember the world as we know it is definitely becoming more and more remote.

Perks: Constant Contact is free for 60 days and there is no credit card required so you have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain. Click here for your free trial

 

PRODUCT: Online marketing course

Name: Constant
Website: Constantcontact.com
Price: $0-$335
Owners: OWNER NAMES
Overall Rank: 70 out of 100

 


 Conclusion

I hope that I was able to provide you with information on what marketing companies you can benefit from but also in choosing the right one for you.  In addition to that remember no matter what you do you have to invest the time. If you can’t invest some time in your personal growth or your future then chances are you won’t succeed, or I should say the odds are much slimmer. I want to thank you for reading and please don’t forget to comment below with any thoughts that you may have.

About Digital Marketing

Digital marketing has changed the way we connect with one another. Here I am going to go over some important facts about digital marketing and how it can be fruitful to your business.

 


Digital Marketing Definition

Digital marketing is similar to marketing, you’re basically advertising your products or services so people can buy from you.

You are creating advertisements on the benefits of how the products work and need for it by consumers.

What makes digital marketing different than marketing is that you are scaling a larger number of an audience by advertising in the online space.

Times has changed, people change the way they shop and make purchases.

Not only the way we shop has changed but also the way we network and meet others.

When you want to meet someone or find them you will more than likely meet them online since that is where most of their time is spent.

The way we interact with each other is through the internet you rarely get an invitation to your sister’s daughters birthday party in the mail, now you will get a digital invitation from a source of social media like Facebook.


Digital Marketing VS Marketing

Digital Blue Girl

Digital marketing as we know helps target audience online while traditional marketing is advertised with more tangible items like business cards, or flyers, word of mouth, billboards, brochures, newspaper clippings etc.

Digital marketing is taking over because of the number of people that are surfing the web on a daily basis.

Did you know that about half of the world’s population is surfing the web? that’s a lot of people! over 3 billion to be exact and this number is just going to increase as time goes by.

The unique strategy of digital marketing is that you can target a certain audience depending on what kind of product or services your advertising. You can categorize these based on age group, location etc.

The cool thing about it is that you are able to monitor how many people are visiting your site, from what location, and what links are being clicked on what subject.

Why is this important? Because unlike marketing you are able to identify what you need to focus on more and what you need to focus on less.

The old fashion marketing you are unable to really identify how many people are attracted to your flyer or read your brochure, for all you know they throw it in the garbage.

You aren’t able to target a specific audience and you won’t know what needs more or less focusing on.


Digital Marketing Advertising

 

Anything that you can think of can be advertised as digital marketing.

You can even purchase a car and negotiate with a salesperson without going into the showroom all through your computer.

You can purchase large items such as sofas, beds, software, computers, homes, I mean the list goes on and on.

According to statista.com digital marketing has gone up over 100% over the last year while the old fashion marketing has decreased. Again why is that? because I am telling you more and more people are searching the web on a daily basis.

Every second of every minute of every hour people are just basically living online.

Now! companies are making it more convenient to surf the internet by creating more connectible devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, smart TVs, gaming consoles, digital cameras, smart watches and more.

You can communicate with people in any country such as long as they have an internet connection.


Introduction To Digital Marketing-What You Need

Online Marketing List

Just like any business strategy, the keen to success is how you demonstrate your products or services.

For example, you’re creating a website to incorporate your digital marketing skills on how to grow plants? so people can find you.

How are you going to make that happen?

  • SEO “Search Engine Optimization 

SEO and keyword search is going to help you get higher ranked on search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

So how are you going to get noticed? What kind of questions are customers asking online? How many people have a need for your services?

What is your competition? I mean I can go on and on. When I first started creating websites I originally did it for personal branding.

Then as my skills improved and I received recognition on my site building I became interested in affiliate marketing and working from home. Success comes in different stages in life and a lot of it has to do with how much time you put into it.

I had many passions and I didn’t know what I wanted to pursue.

 

I tried different careers, learned different skills, did new things to see if it was something I was going to passionate about.

But! one thing that I did know is… I always had a passion for technology and helping people.

Those were my main desires. I studied networking, mobile connections, programming, site building, taking apart computers, taking apart my phones just to see how it looked inside.

I even did a makeup page on Instagram haha!. I also sold cell phones for many years. I looked for other opportunities to enhance my skills that I started taking a class on CCNA to become a Cisco Certified Network Associate.

Without really knowing if that field is what I wanted to pursue. I just knew I wanted to make good money doing what I love while helping people.

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Passion For Helping People

Originally I was going to incorporate this thought on to my intro to digital marketing but I decided this one is special to me and critical to any success.

As I had stated before I had explored many different careers and try to develop new skills because I wasn’t sure which direction I wanted to take. But! I did know one thing had a passion for helping others.

Reason being is that I felt extremely confident when someone commended me for my work. I felt like a served a purpose in someone’s life and that I am needed.

We as humans, in general, are the happiest when we feel appreciated and valued. All the money or education is the world is not going to give you that satisfaction of feeling wanted.

This relates to your business as well. People want to feel like their valued and that you understand their needs as a consumer this is why it is important that you serve a purpose.

If you don’t like relating, communicating, being involved with people in general than you should become an accountant where you only talk to numbers.

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  • Good Content

I mean I know this may be obvious but I want to talk about anyway because this is important.

Whenever you’re promoting a product or service you have to be able to articulate why your product is better than others.

You want to talk about the benefits of the product and what makes it so unique.

If you have content that doesn’t make sense or isn’t related to what your advertising chances are you will fail.

Why? because people buy from people. If you sound like you don’t know what you’re saying or understand it then no one will buy from you because you won’t be able to build that customer relationship.

  • List Your Goals

It is important to list your goals because this will motivate you to achieve them.

I remember I looked at that movie The Secret, remember that? It was funny because the video looked so bootleg lol AKA old.

I remember the author talking about enforcing positive thoughts and it will magically come true.

I kept thinking at the time this is bogus but NO it’s actually true. I know I sound weird but let me explain.

I remember one day I wrote down on a piece of paper how I did not want to meet a guy with certain criteria, so I wrote he cannot be homeless, he cannot be married, he cannot be broken, he cannot cheat, etc.

I mean I had about 15 thoughts in mind. Then a few months later I met this guy that was amazing for the first 6 months then I found out he was married, his wife kicked him naturally because she found out about the infidelity, as a result, he became homeless and broke because he has two daughters and the wife took him to court for child support.

Good for his dum self!!!  I mean this ish was the craziest time of my life.

Vision blocks

Ok back to my point THANK GOD that ended! I went on living my life and realized I wasn’t happy so one day I wrote down some goals I wanted to achieve which consisted of traveling, making more money, moving to a beautiful island, have a partner that I will love and doesn’t cheat and reciprocates those feelings.

Then literally a few weeks later the company that I work(ed) for decided to close down their center and gave us the option to a severance or relocation.

Within a few weeks, I sold everything in my apartment and whatever didn’t fit in my Rav4 was left behind.

I was on my way to Florida! WWUUHOOO. I swear this is the funniest thing ever, after two weeks I met an amazing man and now here I am a year later with the same love.

 

Then one day I rewrote my goals and some of them were to get a better job, make more money, and travel, so pretty much the other goals I didn’t seem to fulfill and more.

Now I have created an online business for myself and I am looking for new employment and anything that I apply for is over 100k.

I had to build myself up to making these changes otherwise there was no way I was going to succeed.

Once I accomplish some of these goals then I can travel :). So the moral of the story is that if you believe in yourself and you have a positive attitude and vibe you can accomplish ANYTHING in life. This is why it is so important to write down your goals.


Types Of Digital Marketing

These I would categorize them as tactics. There are different forms of digital marketing but they all are related to one thing and that’s the world wide web… HELLO WORLD.

  • Social Media Marketing

Social Media Thumb tacksSocial media is not only the novela world where people express their thoughts, problems, differences, arguments, I mean whatever is on their mind.

People follow real people that are not afraid to say what’s on their minds. Well, this social media life has a bigger purpose.

You have Social media Marketing which allows you to advertise your products or services online using Facebook, Tweeter Blog etc.

With social media marketing, you’re increasing your brand awareness and driving traffic to generate leads.

People that have a need for certain products or services will engage in your post and share it with their family and friends.

  • Affiliate Marketing

This is what I am into basically you create a niche you enjoy talking about. Here is an example of a website that it’s associated with affiliate marketing.

People are making thousands and thousands of dollars each month because of this. Take for instance thewirecutter.com founded by Brian Lam in 2011.

He created a website so resourceful for different audiences and makes a nice income based on his website alone. He talks about kitchen products, dining, babysitting, electronics, and they’re all neatly categorized based on a product.

  • Pay-Per-Click PPC

This generates an audience to your site through search engine so you gain traffic but in return, you pay a fee.

However, if you’re selling products on your website and from a $5 pay per click you earn $500 then your actually in the game :).

Since it can take months to gain a good amount of traffic this is kind of like your shortcut.  I found this website that has more information on pay per click you can take a look at it here

  • Email Marketing

Email

This one annoys me sometimes because I always get junk mail on things that I either looked up and had to enter my email address to go to the next level or third parties have a listing of my email address.

Now I can’t really say I hate it however it does have some benefits.

I remember I went to get an oil change on my Rav4 at the Toyota dealer and the guy quoted me $90 I was like WT…

So I ended up doing the oil change then I thought! Well, Toyota is always sending me emails so I checked my email then WAM! I found a coupon for an oil change for $35 so I didn’t have to pay $90. OOOOO YEAAAHH! (In my Koolaid man voice).

  • Online PR

This one I had to Google because I wasn’t too familiar with this one. So I did the research for you TADA!!! well for us :).

So online PR also known as public relations is when you network with people that are connected to the online world. Such as bloggers, travelers, people that are part of communities related to online businesses.

Online PR is similar to the traditional posting on a newspaper clipping only thing it’s virtual and cost-effective.

 

  • Native Advertising

These are pop-up advertisements you suddenly see on Facebook or Instagram. This is naturally led by creating content and sharing with other people through social media.

My Conclusion

Now that you understand more about digital marketing it is important to generate leads in creating meaningful content that will allow others to share and view your products or services.

Pretty soon everything is going to be digital even the monies that we have in our pockets.

Now you have cryptocurrency example taking over. Also, I have learned the most important thing is to market your self-such as creating a website.

This will help show professionalism and you’re able to introduce your readers to different content with backlinks and it will generate more traffic.

 

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed it.

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