Are you ready to take the leap and start your own online business? You want to check out how affiliate marketing works and learn how to make money online? Ready to start living the life of your dreams?
It’s very exciting to head down this path and you’ll discover that the possibilities that await you are limitless. I’ll help guide you on your path as you get started and give you some building blocks for achieving success.
Building Your Foundation: First Ten Step
- Get Rolling
- Understanding How To Make Money Online
- Choose A Niche
- Building Your Own Niche Website
- Setting Up Your Website
- Getting Your Site Ready For Search Engines
- Creating Your Initial Website Content
- Creating Custom Menus On Your Site
- Understanding Keywords
- Congratulations, You Are Ready To Get Started
1. Get Rolling
In order to achieve success with any online business, You must start with a strong and sturdy foundation. It’s like building a skyscraper. Without a strong foundation, it will crumble under the weight as you build it out.
When done right, starting with a strong foundation, your business will be successful and will bring you more money than you have dreamed of and will sustain you for many years to come.
Once you have the foundation set, it can sustain you for the rest of your life and can weather any storm with very little effort on your part, but it can’t be rushed.
In the end your business will morph into something you can be proud of and someday pass on to your family. You must never try to rush it! If you do, it will just fail and crumble just like trying to start the skyscraper in the middle.
Success is a journey, not a sprint!
A Few Facts To Keep In Mind
- Anyone can do this
- It may feel overwhelming at first (like riding a bike)
- No prior technical skills required (I’m living proof)
- Success is a journey, not a sprint. It takes time
The Graph Below Shows What A Path To Success Looks Like
1) Choose an Interest, passion
2) Build a website
3) Attract visitors
4) Make money
2. How To Make Money Online
Although it is quite rare, a few folks have made some money in the first weeks or months. The making money part usually doesn’t happen overnight. It most often takes six months to a year to start making money online.
For some it takes two to three years because it all depends on the effort you put into it. It also depends on the knowledge you have about how it works.
If the proper, proven, process is followed, in the right order, step by step, you can get started making some money in (usually) 4-6 months.
It starts with just a drip here and there and slowly increases as you build out your website with great content and continue to help people who are struggling to find answers to their problems.
The income will slowly increase until it finally becomes a steady stream.
How It Works
You really have to be careful when searching the internet for ways to make money online. There are so many scam sites just waiting to take your money.
They say they can make you wealthy overnight, they tell you it’s so easy and you’ll only have to work a few minutes a day, they say it’s so easy a child can do it. These claims are all just hype and lies because it doesn’t work that way.
If you don’t follow the process you will never be successful. It’s that simple.
3. Choosing A Niche
What is a niche, you ask. It’s an audience, a group of people with a common interest, a particular segment of a market. For some people, finding the right niche is one of the scariest parts of starting a new online business but it shouldn’t be.
The fact is, everything is a niche. No matter what subject might come to mind, there will be other folks that are also interested in the subject. Another fact is, no matter what niche you may choose, there is always an associated product that you can use to make money from.
A niche does not have to be a passion as some will say. It could be something you want to learn about and will do research about in your learning process. You can then write content on what you learn, so that it helps others.
If you choose a niche that is a subject of interest, it will be a great benefit because you will be writing a lot of content about the subject. You will be writing many articles so they need to be relevant to your niche.
Here’s an example of a niche: Cooking
I could write thousands of articles about cooking. I could post many great recipes, Talk about the best cookware, dishes, wine glasses and stemware, table linens, small kitchen appliances and gadgets, and so much more. You get the picture.
4. Building Out Your Niche Website
Now that you have chosen your niche, you need to also choose a domain name. Be careful when choosing your domain name because it can’t be changed. The site name can be changed at any time but the domain name can never be change. You would have to buy a new domain in order to change it.
It’s very simple to build your website these days using wordpress quick install. You no longer have to know coding or be a developer to install a site yourself in a minute or less.
5. Setting Up Your Website
Of course it doesn’t stop with just getting your website online. There’s still a lot more work to be done. You have to create a few pages, install some plugins, set up your menus and get your site ready for search engines.
6. Setting Your Site For Search Engines
The wordpress platform comes with the All-In-One S.E.O. plugin already installed for you. This makes it very easy to set your site up for ranking with the big three search engines, Google, Bing and Yahoo, although Google is the main one we want to focus on since they own 65% of search traffic and 95% of mobile searches.
Website Rankings = Targeted Traffic = Revenue (money)
7. Writing Your Initial Content
When someone initiates a search on the internet, the search engines strive to offer up the most relevant content back to the searcher. If you can build your website out by creating awesome, high quality and relevant content, you can look forward to a very bright and prosperous future ahead.
For the best way to start building out your site with content, see below:
- Write your about me page first. Write something about yourself that visitors can relate to. Be friendly and down to earth, make them feel a sense of familiarity.
- Write your contact page
- Write your Affiliate Disclaimer
- Another good way to build out some quality content is to write a couple of product reviews that are relevant to your niche
8. Set Up Your Menus
The next step you need to do is set up your menus. You can set a simple menu by going to appearance and then click on menu.
Some themes offer several menus such as a header, a footer and sidebar menus while other themes only offer one primary menu. Keep that in mind when choosing your theme. You may need more than one menu depending on your needs.
9. Understanding Keywords
A keyword is a word or phrase that people search for in search engines. Every time you do a Google search, you are entering a keyword into the search box.
If you incorporate keywords into your content title and paragraphs, search engines will send people who are searching those keywords to your website. Each post you write should be targeting a keyword.
Google and other search engines exist because of content and if you can write quality content (that targets low competition keywords) you will be able to get great rankings for your articles and your website.
Rules For Quality Keywords
1. More than thirty monthly searches
2. Less than 100 QSR (competition)
3. Keyword must make sense
10. Congratulations, you’re ready to roll!
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