Selling Websites As A Side Business – Part Time Profits Outsourcing

This won’t make you rich, but it can pay the bills.

Basically, you’re going to hire two outsourcers and then sell the websites they build for you. This has been done by at least one marketer that I know personally, and I’m sure many others have found similar success with this business model.

Here are the details:

Hire two outsourcers, possibly from the Philippines or anywhere you can get excellent full time help for about $500 each per month.

One outsourcer should be versed in all phases of website building and PhotoShop. Things they will need to do: Install WordPress sites, install plugins, install autoresponder forms, use Photoshop to create website graphics as needed, etc.

The second outsourcer is a good writer, preferably a VERY good writer, able to research and write about most any topic.

This is your team.

One thing to know – work expands to fill the time allotted. So if you give your team two weeks to build a site, that’s how long it will take. Instead, see if they can do it in 2 days. For what you want done, it should only take 2 days. In fact, for the website builder it should only take one day, and two days for the writing.

Now then, the first site your team is going to build will be for you. It should be an authority blog, containing several posts and an embedded YouTube video or two.

You choose the domain name, let them know what you’re looking for, then let them sort out everything else.

This is going to be your example website. Of course, you can continue to build this site out over time, making it a true authority site.

And you can use the outsourcers to do this for you. But first and foremost, you want to treat it as your example website.

Now you launch an offer to build authority websites for other people in the niches of their choosing. You can start by notifying your list of your new service, place an ad on Warrior and branch out to Facebook after that.

Charge whatever you like – $300 is a good price but it’s up to you.

The website will be a unique authority blog in whatever niche they choose, with perhaps 5 posts already written, all the plugins in place, basic SEO, a domain of its own… you get the idea.

You’re paying your team $1000 a month, so you

need to make 4 sales to be in profit.

But realistically your team can build 10 sites a month, spending 2 days on each site and working 5 days a week.

10 sales at $300 is $3,000, minus the $1,000 you pay your team leaves you with a $2,000 profit.

Of course, you can charge more, offer different packages and so forth.

For example, your deluxe package might contain 15 posts and cost $700, depending on how good your team is and how well you do at selling the sites.

If you find your team has downtime between orders, you can have them create a product for you, or build sites which you then sell premade.

There is some work in getting the sales and communicating the desires of the client to your workers. But it shouldn’t take you more than an hour a day to accomplish this.

And once your other ventures are making enough money that you don’t want to be bothered with this endeavor anymore, you can always sell it as a turnkey business.

Sweet!

Maximize Return on Your Content With The Repurpose Method

Here’s how to make your content timely, highly

relevant and super hot, every single time.

Let’s face it – online marketing is and always will be about selling stuff to people. Simple.

The techniques might change (somewhat) and the methods we use become more refined, but it’s still all about selling products and services people need or want.

Keeping that in mind, it’s very simple to write a

series of reports on all of the basics.

For example: “How to start a Facebook Fan Page and get 1000 fans interacting with your product.”

“How to build a profitable list of 10,000 people in 3 months.”

“How to create products, how to drive traffic, how to use social media, etc.”

You get the idea.

Now then, here’s the trick to making your

content super timely and hot: Watch the news.

See what the latest brew-ha-ha in marketing is. For example, did Google make yet another change that threw website owners for a loop?

Then your ‘how to drive traffic’ report can be repurposed into: “How to Drive as Much Traffic as you Want without Google

Did Facebook make major changes to their advertising policy?

Repurpose your Facebook Fan Page report into, “How to Get All the Facebook Leads You Want WITHOUT Buying Facebook Ads”

Or for your, “How to make a product” report, you could take the latest marketing trend and write something like this: “5 Products [New Trend] Users are Screaming for That You Can Make in 2 Days.”

In each case, you’ll just go into your Word file, update your document with the new title, add or change the bits specific to the current news or trend, and you’ve got a hot selling new product to offer.

Place it on Warrior, JVZoo, etc. Either promote it to your list, or buy enough traffic to get some sales. Your goal is to get noticed by the affiliates, and from there it’s Profit City for you and your evergreen content.

The beauty of this system isn’t just that you can repurpose your best content over and over again.

When news of a marketing change or new trend hits, you can get your highly relevant product to market almost overnight, filling a market gap practically the moment it’s created.

Plus, isn’t it wonderful to continue getting paid for content you wrote once, and only need to modify to make it highly relevant again?

One more tip: If you don’t like to write, you can always search for PLR. Then update and tweak it to make it relevant to what’s happening now.

7 Steps To Help Light A Fire and Change Your Life

Some people need to build a full time income in their business before they can feel comfortable leaving their jobs. Perhaps they have a family and mortgage, and they need to know their income is solid before taking the plunge to full time.

Others have to leave their jobs before they’ll get busy and start their business. For them, they need the ‘sink or swim terror’ to inspire them to take massive action.

No matter which camp you fall into, here’s what’s true for nearly everyone:

  1. Your reason ‘why’ isn’t just a nice thing to have – it’s crucial for your success. The bigger your reason ‘why’ when you’re starting your own business, the more likely you will stick to it and do whatever it takes to succeed.
  2. To make your fledgling business a success, you need massive, undistracted action. For example, consider taking a week off from work, moving into a motel room away from all distractions, and creating your own product and sales funnel.
  3. If you don’t know how to do something, you have 2 choices: A: Learn to do it your This takes time and will often derail any momentum you had. For some, it will mean putting off starting the business for weeks and even months. B: Outsource that sucker and move on.
  4. Nearly everyone does better, accomplishes more and reaches success faster if they get a coach. Just sayin’.
  5. Once you taste success, you will never go back. I’ve almost never seen someone make money in their new business and then drop the whole thing to go back to a job. Once that fire is lit, there really is no turning back.
  6. Having your own business is not only financially freeing, it also instills a sense of self confidence that enhances almost every other aspect of your life.
  7. Starting your own business means overcoming your related fears, whatever those might Once you achieve success, you’ll find you’re able to overcome even greater fears and accomplish more than you dared hope back when you were safely enslaved. Errr… I mean employed.

If there’s a bottom line to this, it’s this: Decide what you’re going to do. Give yourself a deadline. Then move heaven and earth to get it done, and you will succeed.

 

Learn how to live with the Secrets only the Wealthy Know…

That’s the question posed in an online forum recently.

Answers ran the gamut of the spectrum, but here are 28 we found especially helpful, in completely random order…

Become financially educated. Read personal finance management books, starting with Rich Dad Poor Dad. Learn how to budget and how to invest.

Live frugally. If you’re thinking you can’t save more of your money, take a look at homeless people who live on almost nothing. Yes, you can save money. Stop eating out so often. Cancel the cable. Don’t buy a new car. Don’t buy a new used car until you absolutely need one.

Always pay yourself first. Devote the first 10-30% of your pay to savings and investments.

Spend money on assets (real estate, stocks, bonds, etc.) not liabilities (everything that loses value the moment you purchase it). Thinking of buying a new car even though your old one is fine? Take that money and invest it in your business, in stocks, in real estate or something that is an asset. Then buy a good used car in a few years, when you really need one.

Don’t care what people think of you. Your neighbors think you’re poor because you don’t buy new cars? Little do they know that $20,000 you would have spent on a car is now earning you a 10% compound interest rate.

Invest in yourself. Self- education equals new knowledge. Add execution to that new knowledge and you get results. Repeat continuously.

Find ways to help as many people as possible. The more you can help others get what they want, the more money you can make.

Scale. Don’t render services when you can mass produce products. Better to make a $10 profit on a million sales than a $1,000 profit on 100 sales.

Stuck on services? Go upscale. If you’re going to render services, find the niches that pay the most.

Have multiple streams of income. This way if something happens to one, you are still in good shape overall.

Sell stuff. Lots of stuff. Hire others to help you,

so that your earnings are no longer tied to your hours.

Always keep the return on investment in mind,

whether your investment is time or money.

When you want to buy something, figure out how to make the money. Don’t take money out of your savings to buy a car or a vacation. Instead, figure out how to make the extra money needed to cover the new expense.

Be friends with people who have more money than you. Their mindsets and thought processes will rub off on you. That said, do not try to compete with them – keep the car and house you have now, at least for awhile.

Leverage your abilities to their fullest extent instead of working harder to get ahead. Forget working hard and focus on working smart. For example, a personal coach can create a course and sell it for $297 a million times over, but can only coach a few people one-on-one at any given time.

Take calculated risks. Failure is a part of the journey. If you’re too afraid to fail, you will never take the smart, calculated risks needed to become wealthy.

Use your head more than your heart. Make your financial decisions based on provable fact rather than gut instinct.

If you have a business, work ON it, not in it. Your labor isn’t needed to make the business a success – your ideas and leadership are.

Things like sports and entertainment are simply distractions for the masses. While you’re watching sports and shows 2-6 hours a day, the rich are making million dollar contacts, doing deals and starting businesses. If you get more of whatever you focus on – maybe it’s time to stop focusing on distractions and start focusing on your finances.

Bad decisions are better than no decisions. Any decision that moves you forward is better than total inaction. The key is make decisions quickly and work until you get results.

Confidence and belief in your ability will take you further, faster. The higher your confidence and the more you believe in what you’re doing, the easier it is to bring others on board, to convince buyers and to make money.

Having a lot of money doesn’t change life as much as you think. It’s not a magic shield from illness, tragedy or loss. You’re no smarter for having it (although perhaps wiser if you made the money yourself.) You still have problems, although they might be an entirely new set of problems. On the plus side, you never have to worry about putting food on the table or paying bills, which frees you up to think about bigger things.

People will look at you differently when you are rich. The upside is they respect you more. The downside is most people will want something from you.

It’s best to not flaunt your money, but instead put it to work to make more money. Many millionaires drive beat up cars and live in perfectly average homes. Few people know they are rich and they like it that way.

Don’t buy stuff you don’t need. Rent it, borrow it or do without. And don’t carry a balance on credit cards. Ever.

Never borrow money to make discretionary purchases. Only borrow money to make money.

Start with the end in mind. If you’re starting a

company, from day 1 ask yourself what to do to make your company as valuable as possible so you can one day sell it for millions.

Lastly, having money is power. Power to help

any charity you choose. Power to help anybody or anyone. Power to make positive changes in your community, positively impact the lives of others and make the world a better place.

Best Etsy Method to Bring $300 A Day in Sales

You can drive traffic through valuable content, or you can simply purchase Facebook ads and then optimize them for the maximum return on your investment.

Think of it as building a money machine. You put in 50 cents of advertising, you take a dollar out. Then you tweak your machine to produce that dollar on only 25 cents of advertising, and then you rinse and repeat.

Here’s how:

Spend an hour or two researching on Etsy. You are looking for products that that are selling well and appear to be massively underpriced.

You can tell how popular a product is by the number of times it’s been favorited as well as the number of times it’s been reviewed.

You’re not looking for well known, branded items because the competition on those is too fierce and the profits are too low. Instead, you’re looking for unique white-label products that show well.

Look for products priced well below what you would consider paying for them. High value and low price means there is an opportunity there for you to exploit.

And of course it must be an item that the seller can continually supply to you, whether they are creating the item themselves or drop shipping. One-of-a-kind items won’t work.

Promoting the items you choose off of Etsy is going to give you an advantage. You won’t be limited by Etsy’s platform and user base.

And you can retarget, bringing prospects back to your item for a second viewing.

Remember, it often takes seeing a product more than once to convince a prospect to become a buyer.

Once you find items that appear underpriced and are doing well, you can check Alibaba to see if they are drop shipping, and if so, how much they are paying. You can then go straight through Alibaba, if you choose.

Or if you prefer to go through the Etsy seller, or it’s an item the Etsy seller is making, then you’ll need to contact them.

Your email might read,

Hi, I’m   and I run online e-commerce stores. I love your Etsy store, and I especially like the   product. I am interested in selling it from my store – would you be interested in supplying me?

I’m looking for a drop shipping arrangement. Basically, when I make a sale I’ll email you with the customer’s info, and you’ll ship it directly to them for me.

Please let me know if you’re interested and we’ll work out the details.

Categories of items to look for:

Bath and body products – These are generally made by the Etsy sellers themselves, and they can often be purchased cheaply and sold for a very large markup. For example, you might sell a $3 item for $10-$15.

Jewelry – again, the markup on jewelry is potentialy very large. Look for items targeted to certain groups of people. For example, jewelry with cats on it for cat lovers, jewelry for fans of sports teams, personalized jewelry for young girls, etc.

Household items – beautiful clocks, artwork, candle holders, etc.

Novelty items – this could be anything that is extremely eye-catching in the photos. For example, there is a product called Fairy Dust in a Bottle. The bottle of ‘fairy dust’ lights up, and it sells like hotcakes. Show a great photo of this on Facebook to the right target market, and odds are you’ll do extremely well.

Anything that presents really well in a photograph, is underpriced and in demand is a good choice. It’s better to choose products that are colorful or eye-catching in some way. As they say, the right photo is worth a thousand words.

One last note:

Keep strict track of your math. If you’ve got a $10 margin on a product, and it’s costing you $5 of advertising per sale, then it’s simply a matter of scaling up the advertising to make more money. 20 sales a day would be $100 in profit per day and $700 profit per week.

See if you can adjust your targeting and your advertising to do even better.

Then find more products and repeat the process.

This is a really easy way to make good money online in your spare time.

And anyone can do it. It just takes some research and legwork, as well as a good knowledge of Facebook ads to make a profitable success from it.

Are business goals the only thing standing in your way to success online?

A man sets out on a journey of a lifetime.

The problem is, he doesn’t know where he wants to go.

So he spends the next 40 years wandering the back roads, never really going anywhere.

Another man chooses his destination. It’s a promised land, far, far away. The dangers he faces along the route are great and the challenges seem almost insurmountable.

Yet because he knows where he wants to go, he is able to find his way, overcome the challenges and eventually reach his destination, where he retires in 10 years’ time.

One man didn’t know where he was going, and so he wandered for 40 years and achieved nothing.

The other man knew exactly where he wanted to go, and because of his belief and determination, he was able to overcome every obstacle and reach his destination in 10 years.

Which person are you?

Most people won’t define what they want until

they have clarity on how they will get there.

But because they don’t know what they want, they don’t have the clarity, and thus end up doing nothing.

 

That’s why you’ve got to decide first what it is that you want, and be totally clear on what that is. Write it down in detail.

Only then will you figure out how to get to where you want to go.

One more thing: Once you begin your journey, take time every single day to revisit your goal.

Just like a builder continually consults the building plans, you should continually go over your goal so that your subconscious mind knows exactly what it should be doing to get you to where you want to go.

This will also help you avoid time wasting activities that you don’t need.

Advanced Tip: Measure what you treasure. Whatever your goal might be, take daily measurements of how you’re doing.

For example, if your goal is to reach a certain income level, you’ll want to track your profits daily.

If your goal is to exercise and eat right, you’ll want to keep a journal of everything you eat and every exercise you perform.

Whatever your goal might be, measure what you treasure and you will get more of what it is that you want.

 

Quick Offline Case Study to Create $1,500 a Month in Passive Income

Every now and then I like to show an offline method of making money.

And this method, as a bonus, will give you an “in” with local businesses by offering them a very low cost way to advertise.

Once you’ve signed them up for this service, you can then offer other services, such as website development and SEO.

Here’s the case study in a nutshell:

While waiting in line to prepay for gas, this guy notices that no customer – including himself – remembers what their pump number is.

They all have to turn around, crane their necks and stare out the window to figure it out.

So this guy goes home and develops a map of the gas station layout on his laptop. He then goes back to the gas station and speaks to the owner.

He offers to make a professional looking, laminated version for the counter-top so customers can point to where their car is.

And of course this map will include tasteful ads promoting local businesses.

The gas station owner has 4 stations in all. They agree to split profits 50/50 on the advertising.

Our guy gets advertisers for all 4 locations signed up within the week. 8 ads per map, 4 maps,

$25 per ad per week, payable for a month at a time.

That’s $3200 that he splits with the station owner.

And of course that’s $3200 per month. Naturally he could do the same for other gas stations, as well as any other potential ad space.

And if you think about it – EVERYTHING is potential ad space.

Using this simple technique, you can make some quick cash and also get your foot in the door to provide many other online services for your new brick and mortar customers.

 

Navy seal tells us a Great Secret and a threat to content marketing

Navy seal tells why we should ‘do something that sucks’ every day

It’s all about getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.

The theory is that we need to constantly take

ourselves out of our comfort zones in order to get better at anything.

It makes sense – but are you willing to try it for 30 days?

http://www.businessinsider.com/navy-seal-explains-how-get-better-every-day-david-goggins-2016-10

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The Biggest Threat to Content Marketing

Is it fake news?

We’ve got a problem when the question changes from…

“How can we make this content engaging and get it in front of the right audience?”

to…

“Will our audience even believe us?”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnhall/2017/01/15/the-biggest-threat-to-content-marketing-isnt-fake-news/#3d20536d6c8c

12 Ways to Get Readers to Share Your Content on Social Media

Before they share it, readers have to love your content. So how do you write the next viral blogpost?

1. Offer a simple, practical way of accomplishing a task. According to the New York Times, 94 percent of people share content because they believe it will be helpful to others. That’s why articles such as “10 Ways to Save Money” are popular.

2. Write “how to” posts. These kinds of posts are always popular and tend to stay evergreen for a long time. For example, few can resist, “How to Make the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever.”

3. Give them what they want. Figure out what your readers want to learn and write about that.

4. Use the active voice as much as possible.

Instead of writing, “Donna is loved by Riche,” write “Richie loves Donna.” It’s easier, faster and more interesting to read.

5. Use present tense as much as possible.
Instead of writing, “Last week when we were going down the mountain…” Write, “Imagine this: We’re going down the mountain when a cougar leaps in front of our motorcycle…” It puts the reader right there in the scene with you and makes it more exciting to read.

6. Entertain the reader. If you can delight the reader, make your content irresistible and even bring humor to it, so much the better.

7. Be credible. If you can back up what you write, your readers will trust your content enough to share it.

8. Cut the fat. It’s not the length of your content that matters, it’s the conciseness. Tighten up your sentences, rewrite anything that confuses, eliminate words like “very” and “just” and basically tighten up your writing. Every word should count.

9. It’s not War and Peace. Use shorter lines
instead of longer sentences whenever possible.

10. Engage the reader emotionally. It’s not just about the facts, it’s also about grabbing the reader by the emotions and not letting them go until the end.

11. Tell stories. If you can illustrate your point through a story, do it.

12. Never, ever be boring. Have someone read your content before you post it. Ask them to watch for any place where their mind starts to wander.
These are the places you’ll need to work on, so you don’t lose your reader’s attention.

If you find yourself writing in a style your English professor would adore, try again. The best tip of all to getting your content shared is to write as though you’re talking to your best friend, sharing useful stuff s/he wants to know.

Problems in Internet Marketing and Strategies to Solve Them

There is a kind of cruel, ancient story that goes like this –

A group of people are standing at a river bank and suddenly they hear the pained cries of a baby.

Shocked by what they are hearing, they then see an infant floating in discomfort in the water. One person immediately dives in to rescue the child. But as the rescue is commencing, yet another baby comes floating down the river in the same way, and then another and another! People continue jumping in to save the babies and then see that one person has started to walk away from the group towards the bridge. Angrily they shout at the person, “Where do you think you are going? Come here and help!”

The response was this: “I am. I’m going upstream to stop whoever is throwing babies into the river!

The story is a mad one, but if we remove the content of the story and just focus on the metaphor, there is a massive lesson for us to learn both in business and in life.

When your online business is not working as well as you might hope and customers are not buying or your sales material isn’t converting – do not a/ blame them or b/dive straight in and see the problem from the end. You must go back to your strategy and check what is going on behind the scenes – what are you missing in the back-end that the front-end users are experiencing? It’s about focusing on the source of the problem and healing it, rather than trying to bail yourself out by adding more money or focus into something that is already flawed and not working. You need better foundations.

Imagine that the babies are your customers and each one is unhappy, there is no point in wasting your energy dealing with customers by trying to convince them that everything is fine and that they are wrong because your site/strategy (whatever) is perfect and other people have ‘said so’, instead go to the source – listen to them – why are people leaving?

Why are the numbers decreasing? Why are people complaining? What can you do as a whole rather than trying to deal with the consequences?

Below are 3 overlooked things that I want you to focus on and see if there are any corrections to be made within your business that may be stopping your business from growing:

  • Are you using old strategies? Long form articles, chasing influencers and buying links are all old-school strategies that won’t grow your online business or It might have worked then, but you must move with whatever is working now.
  • Are you copying others or being authentic?

We are told to model the already successful and yes, this is good. But not at the cost of who you are. People want an original, not a clone. If they want the person you are copying, they’ll go with them. You need to be you and don’t copy everything that the successful leaders are doing. What you want is to take what you need from others and design your own brand around it in a personal ‘you’ way.

  • Are you focused on building traffic?

It doesn’t matter how good your website looks or how your funnels are set up, if you don’t have website traffic, you don’t have a business. Current strategies that build traffic include interviews, podcasts, writing guest posts or for large authority publications. You can always jazz up your systems if you have an audience, but it’s ineffective the other way around.

 

Ultimately, the problem unfortunately lies with you and how you are marketing, not the customers. If something isn’t going the way you want, don’t dive into the river to try and fix it, go to the bridge and see the root of the problem before moving on or ploughing more money into an existing and floundering strategy.