This part will look at the 13 supporting blocks to online success which are:
- Doing Affiliate Marketing Without Reviews
- Be the Breaker of News
- Invest in your Business to Invest in Yourself
- Help Others to Help Yourself
- · Brave the Storm and Use a Full Screen Splash
- · Build Your Traffic with Autoresponders
- Use Paid advertising to promote your Articles and grow your Business
- Use the Latest Tech Equipment
- Outsource Non-core Tasks Early and Systematically
- Read Steven Pressfield’s “Do The Work”
- Spend 20% of your time learning, 80% of your time DOING
- Provide far Greater Value than You Charge
- Simplify your Business to make it more Powerful
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Part II: The 13 Supporting Blocks to Success Online
9. Doing Affiliate Marketing Without Reviews
The way I did affiliate marketing was to copy the information the affiliate marketing companies sent me and paste them on my blog for people to buy.
People want to learn first how to solve their problems before looking for resources to do so.
Product reviews give readers the pros and cons of a product or a company. This is a way to provide value.
10. Be the Breaker of News
Publish the latest news in your niche.
See 6 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Blog
You need to download an RSS reader called RSS Bot, or many others, such as Feedly or rssbot.software.informer.
11. Invest in your Business to Invest in Yourself
I could not properly take off in blogging and affiliate marketing until a review I had read made me register for the Wealthy Affiliate training.
You need to invest in yourself too.
That $531 Affilorama course by the Internet marketing guru Mark Ling sounds expensive to you? Do you know the heights it will take you to? Go register for it now!
Attend events, buy books, register for courses, if you want fast success, about generating traffic, conversions, email marketing, mindset, etc.
12. Help Others to Help Yourself
“If you help enough people get what they want, you will get what you want,” Zig Ziglar.
Ask yourself, why should somebody spend time on your blog if it doesn’t offer them what they want?
Now, I mind the customer’s perspective more than mine.
13. Brave the Storm and Use a Full Screen Splash
Of course, you’ve been told not to use a full screen splash because they temporarily detract a visitor from your content and thus annoy them. But a blogger affirms they’ve only registered three complaints out of over 20,000 impressions.
So if you want to see your conversions go through the roof, go ahead and instal a full screen splash using the OptinMonster plugin.
14. Build Your Traffic with Autoresponders
I use Aweber. Others prefer MailChimp, GetResponse, or ConstantContact.
Set up a chain of six emails, with one being sent out every month, that look at different aspects of problems a blogger and/or an affiliate marketer might face.
15. Use Paid advertising to promote your Articles and grow your Business
This is because paid traffic is the fastest, best, and most predictable means for you to cash in big online. And this you can do, without the usual Google, Facebook, cold leads calling or blogging, or SEO; but simply your content, affiliate Business and e-mail list.
16. Use the Latest Tech Equipment
When I started working online in 2011, I had a 2006 HP laptop computer I had bought secondhand. I changed the Windows XP Professional software only last year when the machine began to slow down terribly.
Think of the hours of time I could’ve saved by investing in an up-to-date computer!
17. Outsource Non-core Tasks Early and Systematically
Delegating tasks doesn’t mean hiring a full-time Virtual Assistant.
All it means is for you to STOP handling the stuff that you can outsource on sites like Fiverr, oDesk, Envato studeio, and PeoplePerHour.com.
Simply put, don’t preoccupy yourself with stuff that don’t form part of your core business, so that you can work more efficiently and productively.
18. Read Steven Pressfield’s “Do The Work”
I got this one from Stephanie St.Claire in her post 11 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Business and I’m thumping myself for not knowing it before.
Stephanie said the biggest challenge you will come across with your business is your own resistance. Sort of, you will be your own enemy.
So he advises that you read Steven Pressfield’s “Do The Work” before studying anything about marketing, social media, money, or time management.
19. Spend 20% of your time learning, 80% of your time DOING
“It’s not just about ideas. It’s about MAKING IDEAS HAPPEN. Do It!” – The Great Business Project.
“You don’t have to be great to start but you have to start to be great.” – The Great Business Project.
“But you have to do what you dream of doing even while you’re afraid.” – Adriana Huffington, Co-Founder, The Huffington Post.
Action speaks louder than words here becomes action achieves more than learning.
20. Provide far Greater Value than You Charge
Mike Dillard and Robert Hirsch constantly remind that you have to provide 10 to 20 times more value to your customers than you price your products and services.
The blogger Ankur Agarwal claims that’s what he’s done …. simply by always asking himself, “How can I make the person who is buying my product or service feel like this is the best damn offer they ever got?”
“Master creating Irresistible Offers and you will write your own paycheck for LIFE!”
21. Simplify your Business to make it more Powerful
That said, don’t complicate your blog, business model, home-biz, payment system, products, services. Everything.
See N° “17. Outsource Non-core Tasks Early and Systematically”?
“Focus on building the best possible business. If you’re great, people will notice and opportunities will appear,” Mark Cuban – Addicted2Success.com
May you embrace these supporting blocks to consolidate your success online!
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