From Beginner to $1,000 a Month: Breaking Down the Numbers

What would I do if my back was against the wall and I had to make $1,000 a month, each and every month within the next 30 days?


Well, today, I’m going to show you exactly what I would do, and walk you through everything so you know what you need to do.


Now, I got to tell you, this is a business. It takes some work. There’s some little tweaks that need to be made. Not every niche, not every customer, not every affiliate offer is the same.


What you can expect is real-world information on how I run my blogging business and how I’ve helped many other people do the same. I’ve helped lots of people get financially free over the years by learning this simple stuff.


I think if you follow along and you really dive in, you should be able to get some results.


Breaking Down the Numbers


First, you have to ask yourself this question.


If you are not making money online, it’s because you’re not asking the right questions.


You’re probably sitting around saying, “How do I make money online?”


But there are so many ways you can make money online. Shopify. eBay. Affiliate Marketing. Pay-per-call. Pay-per-click. SEO. You name it, there are just tons of things.

What if you refine it, and instead of saying, “How am I going to make money online?”, say, “What is my niche and how fast can I get traffic?” And, “Who am I trying to target?”


You want to target a group of people, because the more you know about your target, the more money you’re going to make.


You need to make it to where you really understand them.


It might be something simple, like a market for refinancing a house. How many of you have ever refinanced a house?


If you have, great. You can help all the people who haven’t yet refinanced their house.


How many of you have ever cleaned your carpet? Great, you can help people with that.


Or how many of you don’t know anything about anything? If that’s the case, you can go learn stuff on the internet. There are no excuses.


You might say that you’re not passionate about anything. But if you say that, I don’t give a rip. I wasn’t passionate about, like, 90% of the niches I went into. I was passionate about making money, and marketing, and understanding what makes this stuff work.


That let me to go and learn things. You have to go and learn what you need to know.


And I have to tell you, if you spend eight hours learning something, really learning it, you’re going to know more than 90% of the marketplace anyway. Very important.

There are some main questions you have to ask yourself here.


What is Your Niche, and How Fast Can You Get Traffic?


What’s your niche? What’s your market? How fast can you get traffic?


Now, this is important because you have to go in and figure out who you’re trying to reach.


What I do is a trigger word method, or I try to find out what people are searching for. They might be searching for something like “How to put AdSense on a blog”, or “how much does it cost to have a wedding”, or “signs of pregnancy”, or something like that.


If they’re pregnant, you could promote offers for health insurance, or maybe get people to download a baby name book, or maybe promote a pregnancy book, or whatever it may you. You go through and learn about people, and you get them stuff.


How, how fast can you get traffic? This is a loaded question, because you can get traffic right now.


People ask me all the time, “Marcus, how long does it take to make money online?” You could make money online right this second.


You could go on Facebook and get into a group, and you can share some things with people that are helpful, and then you can sell stuff.


Now, notice I didn’t say spam. There are a lot of people who spam the hell out of Facebook and all kinds of places, right? They do make money, but it’s unethical. It’s short-lived. They’re probably not going to live very long in terms of the market, and they’re going to end up with nothing.

That’s the trade-off. If you provide content with good value, good information that people want, then it lives forever. If I make a good post on Facebook and people buy from it, I can then turn that into a PDF, and I can then turn that into all kinds of other things.


How fast can I get traffic? I can get traffic right now. I can go and take my credit card, I can buy an ad right now and get traffic right now.


What’s stopping you from getting traffic?


What is the Best Offer and Commission Payout?


The next question you have to ask yourself is, what is the best offer and commission payout?


Let’s say you’re going into the belly fat market. You want to teach people about belly fat and how to get rid of it.


You can go out there, and you can find an offer. You want to find something related to belly fat, and something that pays well. You could go to OfferVault and look at the ads for “belly fat”, and you might find offers that pay $37, or $47 for commission. Or they might be $80 or $90 per sale. Or perhaps you could look for “abs”, since they’re related to belly fat.

You have to be very, very proactive with this. You have to go get what you want.


So many people come to me and say, “Marcus, I’ve been following you for years, and I’m not getting any results.” And I say, “What did you do?” They say, “Well, I set up a hub site.” And then I say, “Yeah, well, you need to go out and market it.”


Because if you don’t get out there, you’re never going to be found. You have to get proactive.


You have to get the people that want to look at your stuff.


There are people on the net, they’re out there. They’re searching for belly fat. We know that. They’re doing it right now. We also know that someone will pay us $62 for a sale.


Now, do you see the two sides of the coin? There’s a guy out there searching for belly fat, and there’s a guy willing to pay us. Your job is to link them together, plain and simple. Everything else is just filler.


How Many Clicks Will It Take to Get a Conversion?


You might be someone who’s still waiting for people to convert. If that’s the case, you’re probably getting the wrong traffic.


You could say, “Oh, I’m getting 1,000 clicks a day.”


If no one’s buying anything, your traffic is wrong, or your site isn’t very good, but I’m guessing your traffic is probably wrong.


If you’re getting 1,000 clicks for a $1, chances are it’s really crappy traffic.


It’s 2019, guys. We’re past the days of all the junk. We have to focus on what really works. We have to get the right, targeted traffic.

Let’s look at some scenarios where you can make $1,000 a month.


Imagine you find an offer that pays $61 a sale. Out of 100 clicks, you get 2 sales. You’d be making $122 over 100 clicks, and that means you’d be making $1.22 a click.


If you know that, on average, you’re making $1.22 for every click, $1.22 a click, then how many clicks do you need to make $1,000 a month?


Well, you need to make roughly 600 or 700 clicks.


If you’re averaging 10 cents a click, then you need 10,000 visitors every month, or 300 visitors a day. 10 cents a click times 10,000 will get you your $1,000.


Or imagine you get 25 cents a click. You need 4,000 clicks a month, or 133 a day. Are you going to let 133 clicks stop you?


If you average 50 cents, that would be 2,000 visitors a month, or 67 a day.


If you average $1 a click, that’s $1,000 clicks a month, or 30 per day. 30 a day comes to 1.2 clicks an hour. Anyone can do that. You just have to focus.


If you make $3 a click, you need 333 visitors a month, or 11 a day. That’s 1 click every 2 hours.


You could just go post on Facebook, say hi to people, and get one person to click every two hours. And that could be while you’re watching TV, eating chips, and being lazy. Seriously.


Note that some of my higher front-end traffic has been around $10 a click.


And remember that we’re just talking about front-end traffic. This doesn’t include what you’re going to make residually, what you’re going to build up to, what you’ll make off your mailing list.


Here’s the deal. It all depends on what you’re selling, or giving away, or whatever it is. You could sell stuff, you could give away downloads, you could do all kinds of stuff. Whatever gets you paid that’s ethical, and good, and right, and serves your market, I’m all for.


If you have an offer that has a lower payout, or a lower conversation rate, you’re going to need more traffic. With a higher payout and conversion, you’ll need less traffic.


How many little clicks are you letting stop you from reaching your goals?


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