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3 Simple and Profitable Ways to Make More Money From Your Blog

There are thousands of blogs online and most of them are owned by individuals and not companies.

And most of these bloggers are earning money from their blogs.

The way they do it is they write great content and then attract people to their blog to read it.

These people are also good writers. They can write coherent and interesting and entertaining blog posts.

So first and foremost you need to be a writer if you want to run a popular, profit-making blog.

It also helps if you have something to sell which can be items you make yourself, or products that you buy and sell online.

Once you know what you want to sell, then you need to write blog posts that relate to these items.

But selling your own products isn’t the only way to earn money from a blog.

You can make money even if you have nothing at all to sell, although having your own things will make a big difference.

There are three different ways to make money from your blog/website:

– Advertising (PPC or paid)

– Affiliate Sales

– Your Own Product Sales

But none of this matters until you get enough visitors to your site.

That’s because it’s all a numbers game.

What this means is that if you have 100 visitors coming to your blog every day and 5% of them do something to earn you money (click on an ad, buy an affiliate product or one of your own products), then you’d have a much higher income if you were getting 1,000 visitors a day instead of 100 because you’d be earning money from 50 people instead of 5.

And there are two ways to increase the number of visitors to your site:

– Write Great content

– Do More/Better Marketing

First you not only need great content, but plenty of it. No one wants to visit a site that lacks quality/useful information.

You also need to market your site to let more people know it’s there.

Most bloggers use social media sites like Twitter or Facebook and set up their blog posts to be automatically posted to these sites every time a new one is uploaded.

So once you know what it is that you want to blog about and what you want to sell, then you can get started.

And even if you don’t have products of your own to sell, you can still make money from advertising and affiliate sales.

So all you need to do now is get online and get started.

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Top 4 Effective Tips For Affiliate Marketing

Whether you're entirely new in Internet Marketing or an experienced marketer, the affiliate marketing industry offers everyone vast opportunities to make money online. However to be really successful, you have to learn some good techniques and tips that will help your business.

Finding a Product to sell
Looking for a product to promote is the first step of your homework before you can begin your business. First find out what kind of products are you interested or you think you have some knowledge of the product. It's better to know a little about the product as you will soon know it makes easier promotions and finding solutions for your customers' problems.

Patience and Determination
Just like in any other business, affiliate marketing is no different and it takes time to see the fruits of your labor. Do not give up when you meet a few setbacks or roadblocks as nothing comes that easy for you. That's where your determination comes in. Find out what your strengths are, your capabilities and use them in marketing your products and services.

A Long Term Commitment
You do not call yourself an affiliate marketer if your goal is not a long term one. You often have to start strong marketing campaigns with big efforts but you get the rich returns. That's a lot different from someone just happy to throw a few affiliate links on their blogs to get a few sales.

Establish Relationships
Build a relationship of trust and rapport with all your visitors and would be customers. This helps to build up your own credibility with them and increase your status as a top affiliate marketer in future.

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When Is a Roth Conversion Strategy Right for You?

When is a Roth Conversion Strategy right for you and your family?

Take your future tax obligations and get rid of them once and for all!

A typical family came in to inquire about their future tax obligations once they decided to ‘retire’. They were concerned once they started living exclusively on their assets, how much is the government going to take every month? Just like most couples, they built their retirement nest egg within tax deferred accounts, like their 401ks and IRAs. Unfortunately, our IRS Code dictates that any money that is coming out of these accounts will be taxed as ordinary income tax and to make sure those assets come out, they impose required minimum distributions from all tax deferred accounts starting at 70 ½.

Here is a question we field often… What benefit is there from paying taxes now rather than later, slowly as it is coming out? Besides if I am in a lower tax bracket (not earning my income) I should be paying less in taxes, shouldn’t I?

You’re right… almost. Sooner or later the embedded taxes will have to be paid either by you, your spouse or your children (beneficiaries). Another consideration is that we are living longer, so as we approach 70 1/2 we will indeed are mandated to take out Required Minimum Distributions (RMD). This is a fascinating calculation which only increases in the amount you need to withdraw year over year as you get older. This additional amount of mandatory income will do two things, increase the amount of social security benefit that is going to be taxed and increase your effective rate of your overall income.

One intrinsic benefit that no one really talks about is the timing of distribution. Usually someone who works with a financial adviser (not any of ours mind you) has their portfolio in the market, either stock or bonds or a combination. Well, historically speaking there is a bear market (correction) 3 years out of 10 which means that a person going through retirement usually sees about 10 corrections over the next 30 years, assuming they live to see a hundred. Why is this important? A basic financial planning principle is to never take money out of an asset as it is declining in value. An easy example is if I have $1000 and I lost $100 in the market and another I have to take $100 in distribution. I am left with $800. Let’s say the market regains what it lost, now I am holding $880 where if I didn’t have to take the distribution I would have had $990 in my account. Now could I have taken my distribution, paid the taxes on it (say $25) and invested it to get the upswing in the market? Yep and would have $980… now this is on $1,000, multiply this by 500 and there is a much bigger difference. Bottomline, whenever you have to do something, it’s usually not in your best interest, not including eating your vegetables.

Another tax implication that is rarely mentioned is the impact of other income and how it affects how much social security income benefit is taxed. The more IRA money means the more benefit is taxed. So any couple with an RMD could go from paying 0% on the social security income to 85%! Effectively, this is known as the Tax Torpedo where any dollar made above the third Provisional Income threshold will be taxed at a rate of 46%.

One awesome benefit to converting Qualified assets to TAX FREE assets are the number of years you are paying taxes and when you have PAID UP your IRS obligations. Many couples who are building up for retirement like the idea of paying off their mortgage so they do not have that monthly obligation. Your income taxes are no different. Pay off your bill now. Soon after completing the conversion strategy, they will enjoy tax free money for the rest of their lives. Let us not forget, when the assets that are going to be distributed to your heirs will not be saddled with tax liabilities.

Here is an example of a couple who came in with about $800,000 in retirement accounts. Through a tax conversion strategy, we converted 70% of their assets over the next 7 years ($560,000 total at $80,000 a year). They still had $240,000 in tax deferred accounts when the strategy was completed. This couple realized a total tax savings of over $132,000 and an increase of total net worth of $750,000. They gained this much even with an average rate of return of 3.5% and an effective tax rate of 15%.

Now, Tax Free Conversion strategies are not for everyone even with similar circumstances, assets and income. There are a lot of variables and the strategy itself is very complex and should only be handled by tax professionals that are trained specifically for this plan. But as you can plainly see, it is at least worth a look.

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Helpful Tips In Using Solo Ads To Drive Quality Traffic To Your Website

Traffic is the lifeblood of your business because no matter how good your website is, if no one knows it exits then your online business is dead.

There are several ways that you can get quality traffic to your website or offer. The traffic methods you choose however will depend on what you have more of… Time or Money.

Whilst free traffic methods such as guest blogging, forums, and social media are great for sending quality traffic to your website or offer, they do take time. If you don’t have a lot of time then you need to invest some money.

In this article I want to share with you a paid traffic method which will get you quality traffic FAST called a Solo Ad.

Put simply a solo ad is where you pay another internet marketer who has a large list in your niche or topic a certain amount of money per click, to send out your email copy (message) to their list.

Now your email message will have a link to your opt-in page or website which includes your free report or offer.

For this to work best you need to find reputable solo ad sellers who have good reviews and can provide clicks from top tier countries like the US, Canada, Australia etc.

In order to find reputable sellers you can type into your internet browser something like.. solo ad directory or provider. Here with a little research you can find sellers with good reviews, large verified lists, and who will run your email copy in a week or less.

Once you have found a reputable vendor you should contact them and send a link to your website or offer and ask them to review it to see if it will work with their list.

You can also find plenty of other ad providers that are niche specific by doing an internet search like weight loss solo ads or personal development solo ads.

Depending on the ad seller you could pay anywhere from 30 cents to $1 per click. Some sellers may require you to purchase packages of 100 clicks or more but in many cases you can choose how many clicks you wish to purchase. Always start small at first – say 100 clicks or less to see if your email copy converts well and then you can scale up if it does.

Now remember, because you are paying for ad space you need to write a powerful email message.

Again if you’re not a good writer just do a simple internet search like.. How to write a solo ad, which will bring up plenty of video training on how to write these.

Alternatively you can ask the seller whether they have any good examples of email creative copy which has worked well with their list in the past. Professional sellers know what works with their list and you can model your email message on the examples they send you.

Your email message should firstly…

Emphasise your free gift or report with short impactful statements or paragraphs.

For example, if you are running an ad to get people to sign up to your weight loss newsletter then your email copy will be centred around your free ‘5 Tips to Lose Weight by Summer’ report.

Secondly… Link to your opt-in page or website two or three times in your email message.

By running your ad the seller is putting their reputation and the reputation of their newsletter or website on the line. Therefore, if your email message is poorly written, full of hype or spammy they will most likely reject it.

With solo ads… Quality is the key to conversions!

Once your email ad has been run give it some time to work (48 hours is best) and track your conversion rate.

For example if you purchased 100 clicks and got 30 new subscribers then your ad is converting at 30% (above 25% is very good). In this case plan to repeat the ad with this seller periodically, say once a month until the conversion rate drops.

On the other hand if you bought 100 clicks and got just 4 subscribers then your conversion rate is 4% (a poor result) in which case you may need to either alter your email message and retest it, or find a different seller to test your ad.

In the case of the latter it’s likely that their list may not be any good particularly if your previous test using the same ad gave good conversions with a different seller.

So with solo ads you may need to run a few tests and with different sellers to see what converts. Always test with a small number of clicks (100 or less) to begin with so you don’t pay too much then scale up and repeat when you have a good conversion rate.

In summary…

  • Buy ads from reputable sellers.
  • Write a high quality powerful email copy emphasising your free report with links to your opt-in page or website.
  • Test you ad with a small number of clicks and record the results of each ad you buy.
  • Make adjustments to your email copy if necessary and retest or buy ads from different sellers.
  • Once you have good conversions scale up and repeat.

Solo ads are the Fast way of getting quality traffic to your website or offer.

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Connecting With The Best Promoter For Your Business

Do not be intimidated by the number of digital marketing firms offers. Instead, be content in knowing you can find one to help you get something in motion for your business to be proud of and to blossom from. You can use their ability on top of what you have in place inside of your business at this time. They have plenty of techniques and methods to offer.

Cost Efficient

Some business owners avoid contacting any digital marketing firms because they feel their budget does not have enough in it now to take on such a form of marketing. However, by not engaging in it, you are holding the business back. This could be the connection you need to drive more traffic and to have added sales. You need to get noticed, and they can help!

Talk to the digital marketing firms you are interested in and see what they offer. The prices tend to be reasonable for the services you will receive. If you're on a tight budget, go with the bare minimum to start. Then as you see the results from their efforts, you can invest more money to add-on added services. This will help you to see improvements for your business each step of the way.

Leadership

Avoid any digital marketing firms that gives you a rehashed version of what they offered to others. You need them to present you with something fresh and unique. Find a company with plenty talent and drive. They should be creative, willing to try new things, and be able to on technology and tools.

There is an abundance of tools and methods that can be used for digital marketing. Yet the experts in this business know what to reach for and how to use it. This is what makes one of the digital marketing firms better than the next. You will have to compare them to find out who offers what you need.

Keep in mind, it is not just about what they tell you, it is about the actions and steps they are going to take to prove it. Ask about what they will do to help you be a great asset in your given industry. What will they do as a leader for your marketing needs to make sure you do not blend in with all the others promoting similar products or services.

Growth and Development

Be careful as you do not want to become stagnant with your efforts either. Look for one of the digital marketing firms that will grow with you and has a strategy for the future as well as now. They should be flexible and explain to you any new opportunities that may come along in the market for you to help from.

They should be an ally you trust and you turn to when you have ideas or concerns about marketing too. A strong relationship including communication, verification, data, and goals can help you be on the same page. Outstanding businesses do not happen by accident, they are involved in methods to get them noticed and to be promoted.

When customers recognize your name and what you offer, they are more inclined to make a buy. Once they make that first purchase, they are more likely to buy again in the future if it was a great experience. You should focus on that and allow the digital marketing company to take care of drawing them in. At the same time, they can help you gain new first time customers.

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5 Immersive B2B Marketing Trends for 2017

It is no surprise that digital marketing is a moving target. With the launch of new algorithms that undergo changes from time to time, some features are discontinued while new ones take root. Reviewing the marketing trends enable the marketers to stay ahead of the competition. A rule of thumb to review the trends for all the marketers in B2B sector is to think through innovation across all the leading digital marketing channels. Addressing all these concerns, here are five key digital marketing trends that can uplift your business:

1) Marketing Automation

Marketing automation is overrated as it is one of the best technologies for B2B marketing. Owing to current need in digital marketing, marketers need to automate tasks, such as emails, social media and several other website actions. The marketing automation software simplifies these tasks by connecting the companies with their target audience. As a marketing team is needed to be in constant touch with their potential customers, marketing automation software has become the jewel in the crown of a marketing team.

2) Interactive Content

Interactive digital content has become a staple in B2B marketing. In the current digital landscape, engagement is lifeblood, and the efforts of marketers are paid off when their audience not only go through the content, but also acts upon it. This signifies the importance of interactive content as it helps in generating conversions. Customers do research and compare various service providers before purchasing anything. Here, interactive content works as a competitor differentiation and educate the buyers, thus help them in making their choices.

3) Social Media

According to research, social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Twitter cater the best results to B2B businesses. YouTube and Slideshare prove to be more effective than Google+. The reasons being, an increasing number of B2B businesses use Google+. With so many social media platforms, it is important to prioritize and opting for the most effective network is the best idea.

4) Live Video Streaming

According to report, it has been estimated that video will be responsible for up to 82 percent of traffic by the year 2020. Over the last few months, live digital marketing campaigns were executed on social media networks, including Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram. The response was remarkable as they gathered more attention from the target audience. Live video engages the audience in an effective way as people find it authentic.

5) Mobile Marketing

Nowadays, 80% people use mobile for using the Internet. Mobile being used rampantly by users to access the Internet, digital marketers can maximize their brand’s value by employing mobile payment methods, mobile search and mobile apps. In addition, digital marketing agencies targeting Ads on mobile specific applications help them in enhancing their brand awareness. Mobile marketing when combined with social media marketing brings desirable result in digital marketing.

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Tips To Help You With The Sales Process

We are living in difficult economic times, and many of us tend to struggle with our own finances, let alone getting other people to purchase items if we are in sales. That does not mean, however, that we are living in times that are so desperate that we are not able to pick up on our sales and continue to advance our business. If you find that your sales are lagging, there are some things that can be done which will help to improve your sales and to get them back on track once again. Here are some tips that can help you through the process.

First of all, it is important for you to have a good attitude as far as your business is concerned. If you are struggling to make sales consistently, it is important that you do not panic because that can end up resulting in fewer sales, and it will show in your sales efforts. A sense of urgency, however, can be a very good thing, and it can keep you on your toes and working hard through the entire cycle. As they say, however, the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, so it all starts with making the calls that are necessary to generate the sales that you need.

If you do not have a current source for sales leads, it's important for you to choose one that is going to provide you with the leads that will turn into sales. Some people are going to be able to make sales, regardless of the age of the leads or their quality. If you are having a difficulty with making sales, however, the last thing that you would want to do is to purchase direct marketing leads that were not going to be fruitful in every case. Try to choose those that are fresh and unique to your own business. The more targeted the sales lead, the more likely it is going to be that you will be able to make the sale and boost your numbers.

Paying close attention to your goals is also a very important part of increasing your sales. This is something that many people tend to overlook, and although we may have goals, we may not write them down consistently. Goal setting is a very important part of any business, and it is something that should be done consistently, sometimes even on a daily basis. Many top salesman right down their goals every morning for that day, week, and month. This helps to fix those goals firmly in their mind and gives them something to shoot for.

Finally, make sure that you overlook any negative influences that you may have in your life. It is very important for you to surround yourself with individuals who are going to provide a positive influence and help to push you in the right direction. The type of peer pressure that you get is going to be related to the individuals that are closest to you. Make sure that you are getting the positive influence that you need and you will find that your sales improve as a result.

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The Best Way to Do Affiliate Marketing – Do These Two Methods and You Cannot Fail, Guaranteed

To be able to achieve success in affiliate marketing, there are several ways that you can approach. However, in my personal experience, the best way to do affiliate marketing and making consistent income in the process are by doing these two things.

Build a subscribers list – It is a widely known fact that building your own subscribers list is the best asset that every Internet marketer should have. People who signed up to be in your list are basically people who needs your advice and help on certain topics or niches.

They view you as an expert on that topic and it is because of that they are willing to give you their email address. So it is your job to assist them to achieve their aim. By doing this, you can give valuable advice or recommend useful products or services that can help them to get to their goal faster. By recommending useful and honest products to your list, you will then make extra income from the commissions that you will get from the product vendors whom you are affiliated with.

Overtime, as your list grew bigger and so will your income. This is how you will be able to abandon your day job and do affiliate marketing full-time from the comfort of your own room.

The next best way doing affiliate marketing is by building a blog. Do you know, that through my experience, people tend to buy things online from someone whom they trust. So if you can build a blog,you can brand yourself, they will know who they are dealing with and so makes your selling of affiliate products much easier. There are some super affiliates who are making six figure income solely by using blogging platform.

If anyone were to tell you that doing affiliate marketing is hard, don’t ever trust them. Affiliate marketing is definitely not hard to learn but it is not a walk in the park either. If you can follow a proven method of making money online, the odds for you to fail will be very slim.

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Blogging and Challenges Faced While Blogging

In today’s world, every other person has a blog. Anyone can easily set up a blog these days with the most widely used platform like WordPress and Blogger where one can create their own website for absolutely no cost. But then, creating a successful blog with consistent readers and maintaining a healthy traffic is another thing. People who are consistent with their blogs and a huge number of people reading those blogs are often able to make money out of it. There are a huge number of bloggers today who earn their living by blogging. But it isn’t as easy as it seems to be. Being a blogger myself, I know that it can pretty hard to make your presence felt amongst the people.

There are a lot of challenges that a blogger faces while blogging. Women bloggers far more in number than male bloggers but yet girls face certain challenges. Blogging for girls isn’t just limited to the beauty or cooking. Let’s take a look at what all challenges one faces.

• Finding your Niche – This is the first stage where most people are found struggling. One should have a clear idea of what you want to write about. Determine what you are interested in and whether you can adequately write on that topic. As long as you know that you can produce consistent content within the blog’s niche there shouldn’t be any problem. For example, if you love cooking and you know that you can write about it endlessly, simply go ahead, and start writing.

• Establishing a healthy relationship with your readers – Encourage your readers to interact with you more often. Ask them to leave a comment of what they about the particular post or if there’s anything that they would like you to write about in the next post. Interacting with the readers by replying back to their comments would mean that their feedback is valuable. This will help in increasing the number of comments on your post.

• Growing Traffic -Most bloggers often get demotivated when they don’t get any positive response or are unable to attract readers. One of the ways to let people know about your blog is through social media in order to promote your blog. Another technique is to use guest blogging. This means writing a blog post for an already established blog and by providing your own blog’s link at the end of the post. This way you can generate a lot of traffic. You could also join a bloggers group on social media who share the same interests as you.

Like these, there are a lot of challenges not only a girl but also a person faces in the initial stages of blogging. But, of course, there are ways to overcome them. And, if you are interested in blogging, then there’s nothing that can stop you.

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Conduct Better Business With These Great Network Marketing Tips

A brand new, exciting topic for some people is network marketing. To others, it is a way of paying the bills and surviving in a harsh economy. If you are willing to dedicate yourself and remain focused, it is possible to bring in a steady income.

It is important to keep track of the money you make in your network marketing strategy. There has to be a point where you choose whether or not to continue if you’re not making enough profit to survive on. When that point is can be set before you sign up so you won’t have any doubt in your mind if that time comes.

Some network marketers think that the more people they’re talking to, the better odds of success they will have. Well, this isn’t entirely true. You can’t go marketing micro-brewed beers at a local park full of parents and kids. Pay attention to who you’re marketing your goods to, and you will attract many more members.

Network marketing requires that you invest your time and also some money. Once you get into it and begin growing your business, you are going to find many avenues to spend money on to grow your business. While it is imperative to spend a little money, it is important that you selectively choose the best options, and one way to keep yourself in check on this is to set a budget. A budget is a must have when approaching network marketing and setting goals.

In network marketing success it is critical that you never give up. You need to make a commitment to be working one year from today. Do not give up after a few months because you ran into problems or encountered some obstacles. You have to be persistent and keep putting one foot in front of the other to achieve success.

Don’t overwhelm yourself with potential contacts. Focus on about ten names at a time. This will allow you to give each contact the personal attention needed to recruit them into your network, without needing to devote your entire life to recruiting. Your list will grow faster than you make connections, but that’s okay.

In order to succeed at network marketing you need to focus on income producing activities and make sure that you spend your work time wisely. When working on your computer, do not waste all of your time logged onto Facebook or checking emails. Spend the majority of your online work time marketing, sponsoring people and selling your company’s products.

Let others coach you. You don’t need to reinvent the network-marketing wheel. If you are just starting out but have done a lot of research, you may have a tendency to think that you know everything, You don’t. Be open to learning from others who have already built successful businesses.

Through all these various types of media and social connections, you now have a way to market your ideas or products without hitting a stop. New ideas will always be emerging on the Internet, and people will want to market their products to as many people as possible. Following these tips will lead you to creating a marketing empire!

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