Hey Marcus, what’s Google AdWords and why do you have this big cheque for $1.4 million dollars made out to them?
Marcus: First of all, disclaimer, that’s not a real cheque. Second of all, I did spend close to $1.5 million dollars advertising my businesses, affiliate products and other things on the Google AdWords platform and in this short little video, we’re going to talk to you about what AdWords is, how to get started with AdWords, what the content network is, what’s the difference between AdWords and AdSense and how you could get started using AdWords to promote your business, products, service or market yourself as an affiliate marketer and we’re starting right now.
Speaker 1: And we’re starting right now.
Marcus: Hey guys, it’s Marcus here and welcome inside the backyard office. Today, what we’re gonna do is talk to you about what Google AdWords is, how you can use it in your business or with affiliate marketing to actually turn a profit online and we’re gonna go deep into what makes this work and why it works. Now, if you like this kind of stuff and you wanna learn to make money online with your business or affiliate marketing or whatever it is you got going on, make sure you click that subscribe button and click the little bell notification icon. That way you get the new videos that I come out with when I release ’em and you’re notified when we have live web trainings here every Wednesday and Friday morning, so you don’t wanna miss those, make sure you subscribe. Right now let’s dive right in and let’s talk about what Google AdWords is.
Now, if you were to go to Google right now and you did a search on Google. Let’s say we’re gonna do one for one I’m ranking for, Cartre Bonus, that’s for a product that I’ve been promoting lately that helps marketers manage all their stuff. So if you do a search for Cartre Bonus, you’re gonna see the following results. You’ll notice up at the top there’s one of my listings for affiliate marketing dude that has a little green ad box by it. That means it’s an ad and I’m actually paying for that listing. Now that is ran through the Google AdWords platform. What you do is you go to Google AdWords, you sign up for an account and you can actually bid on keywords or phrases or different types of interests and show up when people search. Now if we scroll down the page a little bit more, you’re going to see a ranking that doesn’t say ad, that’s also from my affiliatemarketingdude.com website.
Now the difference between the two is one is called SEO or free traffic, and the other is paid traffic. Now the reason everyone doesn’t just go for free traffic is sometimes it’s very difficult to get for various word you’re after and maybe sometimes you wanna be higher up on the results as well. So what we have is Google AdWords. Now Google AdWords is like a big marketplace for all the keywords that are searched for on Google and as we know, Google is searched over 4 million times a minute. That’s like 65,000 times a second, that’s a lot of searches. So we got a lot of people searching things on Google every minute and as a business owner, you can literally put yourself in front of whoever you want whose searching Google. Now there’s several things you’ll wanna notice and several things you’ll wanna take a look at.
First of all, we have to look at our keywords. Now behind the scene of our keywords, you’re gonna notice that there is a thing called the Google AdWords Keyword Planner. That’s a lot to say. The Google AdWords Keyword Planner is going to show you what keywords people search for and how many times a month they are searched for. So you might have 30,000 people a month searching for affiliate marketing or 100,000 people a month searching for make money online or maybe there’s 500 people a month in your local area, which is called geo-targeting, that are searching for a real estate agent or a lawyer or a car dealer or something like that. Okay so, first and foremost, we wanna look at our keyword, okay. Very, very, very important. You can, again, go to the Google AdWords Keyword Planner. The next thing we wanna look at is the location, okay? Location. So you can geo-target these and say, “Hey, I only want people in the United States of America,” or “I only want people in Thailand,” or “I only want people in Winter Springs, Florida, where Marcus lives.” Right?
So we have all that stuff there. You wanna look at location. Now when you pair the keyword with the location, you can literally drill down to your perfect prospect. So if you’re a realtor in Winter Springs, Florida, boom, you can get just those people. Your ad will only show when those people in Winter Springs, Florida search for realtor or homes for sale or something like that. Very cool. So we have keyword, we have location then we have what’s called match type. Now this is very important and a lot of people don’t really look at this. Match type is how do you want your keyword to trigger the ad. All right, ’cause obviously if I go bid on something like the word coupon, that’s really broad, we don’t know what people want. Now I can do something like glasses coupon or eye doctor coupon or maybe some other kind of coupon in my area and I can do different types.
So we have broad match, which would be like coupon download. Okay, let’s say we do coupon download. Now that would trigger anything. Now this is gonna trigger coupon, download, download coupon, how to download coupon. I need to download coupon, coupons for download, anything that has the word coupon and download in it. Doesn’t matter the order or anything like that, boom, you’re gonna trigger under broad match. Next, we have what is called exact match and it’s in these little brackets here, okay. If I do an exact match for coupon download, mkay, that means that these people have to search coupon download. That’s it, that’s all you get, just coupon download. Boom. That’s it. Now if I do what’s called a phrase match, that’s in quotes, phrase match, okay. That is the word coupon download, exactly like that but could also have other things in it, right? So if I do house prices as phrase match, it’s gonna come up with house prices in our area, house prices 2018, 2019 house prices predictions, right?
So it’s gonna have everything but it’s gotta have the phrase match exactly in it like that. Okay, so these are some of the different match types you have. So, first of all, we have the keyword. Again, we look at the Google Keyword Planner. Next, we have location, which we do by geo-targeting, you just tell Google, “Hey, where do I want people to see my ad?” Very important, especially with affiliate marketing because some of the things don’t pay you for customers that are in certain areas so very important. And then we have the match type, which is also going to allow you to drill down and find your perfect customer and then, on top of all this, we look at the fact that Google makes it really easy to see your stats and control everything you’re doing. See this is how it works. When you go to set up an ad, obviously, you want your ad to match the keyword, okay.
So if I’m doing realtor in Winter Springs, I’m gonna go through and I’m gonna make my ad say, “Winter Springs realtor” Mkay and then I could say something like, “over two million in sales last month.” Or you could do something like, “Guaranteed to sell or you don’t pay.” Or something like that, mkay, that would be our ad. Next, we have what’s called our URL, okay. Our URL is what is our domain name? So it’d be like, for me, it would be affiliatemarketingdude.com. So it’d be affiliatemarketingdude.com, that would be our URL, and then we have our target link. This is where they’re going to go to. This allows you for tracking and stuff like that or to test different pages, right? So I could say my URL is affiliatemarketingdude.com but the target link is affiliatemarketingdude.com/ga54 for Google AdWords campaign 54 or whatever, right, that way I can track it and stuff like that and send some to your page.
Okay so, really cool. Now we look at that and we get control. So, first of all, you control the keyword. Second of all, you control the location. Third of all, you control the match type. Fourth, we control what our ad says. So if you go in there and you have a product that’s $1000 and you don’t want people that don’t have $1000, you say, “Hey, x product, $1000.” Boom, done deal, really easy, right? You’re gonna weed out all the people. And that’s the whole idea of using keyword and pay-per-search or pay-per-click search, is to weed out the customers you don’t want and focus on the ones that you do.
Marcus: Dude, Marcus, that’s insane. So all this money you sent on Google AdWords, you actually drilled down and got your perfect customer and made a huge profit on your investment?
That’s right and it gets even better because not only do you control the keyword, the location, the match type and your ad, but you also control the amount you pay. Now what you’re gonna see in the Google AdWords Keyword Planner is a suggested bid amount. You might look at something like Winter Springs realtor and it might say, “Hey, you know what? Our suggested bid is between 75 cents and four dollars.” Okay, now what this is, is this is called pay-per-click. Your ad is shown, it’s shown free, doesn’t cost anything to show your ad. You only pay when someone clicks on the ad and goes to your site. Very easy, right? So it’s like I only pay for people who visit my site. Now what they do on your site is up to you once you pay for the click, that’s it, you’ve paid for the click, right, very simple. Now once they get to your site, you can go through and sell them stuff and everything like that.
Now here’s where it gets really cool because I can actually go through and I can tell Google I only want to pay a certain amount per day. This is called your daily ad budget. On your daily ad budget, you can go through and say, “You know what Google, I only wanna pay $20 a day, okay.” You’re like, “I only wanna pay $20 a day.” So if you’re paying a dollar per click, you’re only gonna get twenty clicks a day, which maybe in your business might be enough to generate some income, all right, and maybe some others you need more. But if you get those twenty people a day, at the end of your twenty clicks, Google’s gonna pause your ad and then it’ll start over the next day. Now, in addition to this, we also get pretty much instant reporting, which means if someone clicks right now, I go into my account and I see hey, costs me a dollar, I spent a dollar, I got a click. Here’s the keyword they clicked on, here’s the page they went to. Pretty easy, right?
And then I can go through it and say, “Well, you know, this isn’t working the way I want. I’m gonna pause the ad.” Or, if the ad’s working really good, I could go through and say, “Well, I wanna spend $120 a day.” And boom, there we go, right? So we have full control over everything we do and we can accelerate, we can pause our ads, we can generate this stuff and we can make everything work the way we want and we have 100 percent control over what we do. Now, a little bit of disclaimers here. One, you never want to promote an affiliate product directly on Google AdWords. They don’t really care for that too much. What you wanna do instead is promote yourself or your website as the commodity in your market. That way when people come to you, they can join your mailing list, they can check out the stuff that you have on your site, they could read the information, they could watch the videos, whatever it is you have for them, they’re gonna look at that and say, “Hey, this is really good information, I like this guy, I trust this guy, I wanna learn more about what he has to offer.”
So very, very, very cool. Now, using Google AdWords as a great way to build a mailing list. It’s a great way to sell products, it’s a great way to build your brand, it’s a great way to get the word out about products or perhaps your services, if you’re a realtor or something like that. It’s a very good way to get out there and be seen because literally when you have 4 million people every 60 seconds searching Google, I guarantee people are out there searching for what you have to offer and if they are, put yourself in front of it. Start building your mailing list. Another thing to notice is that Google AdWords is kind of like a bidding war, the more advertisers you have, generally, the higher the price per click goes. So if you have a ton of advertisers, the price is gonna go really high.
If you have low advertisers or zero advertisers, the price is gonna be really low. In some cases, I’m able to get traffic for two to four cents per click, which is really cool in some markets and then in some markets you wanna check out other ways of doing it. Now, before I let you go, there’s a couple of other things you want to know. First of all, is what we called the Google Content Network. Now the Google Content Network runs exactly like Google AdWords, it’s actually in your Google AdWords in your keyword. What it is, is a little check box. Now, if you click the check box for the Content Network what that means is not only are you gonna show up on Google, but you’re also gonna show up on some other search engines and you’re gonna show up on websites that have the Google AdSense code on them.
So if there’s big websites in your market, perhaps you’re in recipes and you go and you get some traffic for recipes, you’re also gonna be on the top recipe sites that use AdWords and your ad will be shown there as well. Now, often, this is very, very less expensive click and I’ve actually gotten millions and millions and millions of visitors. Very, very inexpensive using the Content Network. It’s a lot like banner advertising but it goes through the Google Network and it goes through keywords and everything like that so it’s really cool. And then of course, the last thing you’ll want to notice here is Google AdSense. Now, Google AdSense, as we mentioned, is the content network, it’s the exact opposite of Google AdWords.
Google AdWords is where you’re paying for traffic, Google AdSense is where you get paid for traffic as a website content owner. Now I hope you enjoyed this little video, where I talked about AdWords, AdSense, the Content Network and how to get in with the Google AdWords Keyword Planner and I hope you enjoyed my fake cheque. Now if you like this stuff, go ahead and subscribe to my channel right now. To get other videos on how to make money online, how to promote your business and how to do affiliate marketing and make some extra money or even full time money like I’ve done for the last 19 years. So make sure you subscribe. Put your questions and comments below so that I can use ’em in my next video and I’ll see you in the next video.
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Today we’re talking about influencer marketing. This is something you see on the news. You hear everywhere about companies spending millions of dollars on influencer marketing. But what is influencer marketing?
Quite simply, influencer marketing is a person with an audience, or a person with influence. Perhaps they have a YouTube channel, or an Instagram following. Maybe they’re on Twitter, or maybe they have a blog, or something like that. They have influence over a certain group of people.
For example, remember back in the days when we used to watch daytime television, and there was a lady on TV every day called Oprah Winfrey? She built a billion-dollar industry based on a billion-dollar business—or, I should say, based on influencer marketing. If you’ll recall, she had these shows every week, or every couple of weeks, where she would review a book, or talk to an author, or talk about a movie, or something similar.
People started to notice that when she said, “hey, this guy’s book is really good,” it shot to the bestseller list instantly. The reason that happened is because Oprah Winfrey has an audience that likes her stuff. They trust her and they follow her, AKA she has influence.
That’s the key. That’s the pinnacle of influencer marketing.
A lot of people tend to look at the people with the big numbers. Someone with 19 bazillion followers might make good money because of the fact that he has that many followers. But you can also make a lot with just a few followers, if you have more powerful influence.
Influencers, Companies, and the Gap
The first side of the coin is influencers that want to monetize their stuff, those that want to make money. They realize that people are checking out their stuff, people are liking it, reading books, buying things they tell them to buy.
The second side of the coin is companies that want to make money or sell products. These companies look at influencers and see how those influencers can move product. And those influencers can move product because people do what they say to do.
For example, let’s say we have an influencer who talks about tech stuff every day. He tells people, “Here’s the laptop you need to buy, here’s the memory you need to buy,” etc. And people love him. The look at his recommendations and they trust him. If someone’s in the market for a new computer, they go to that guy, and there it goes.
Then, you have these companies that sell computers, like Best Buy or Amazon. They’re willing to spend a lot of money to get a sponsored post, or a sponsored tweet, or something like that, based on that influencer’s traffic.
There is a gap here. Influencers don’t know their influence. They don’t understand their value. Right now, you can go on Instagram and buy influencer posts for like $20, for a guy with like 50,000 followers or subscribers. That’s really cheap. Same thing with YouTube—you can buy ads extremely cheap, because a lot of these influencers don’t realize their value.
But these companies do understand the influencers’ value. They understand that the influencers can move product, and they can do it in a really effective way. Understanding this gap is one of the biggest, hugest opportunities to make money in all of history, because it provides an opportunity for us to get involved in the gap.
Influencer Marketing and Affiliate Marketing
As affiliate marketers, we can combine these two things. A lot of influencers out there know they have 50,000 followers, but Best Buy and Amazon and other companies are not beating down the door to pay them. Affiliate marketing bypasses these companies.
You can go out and find influencers. You can make posts that show up for their traffic. You can even send people to your website and promote different affiliate programs to their markets.
For example, let’s say you are in the motivational market, and you have a website. You could find an influencer in this market and have sponsored ads on their channels, or affiliate offers for various motivational books, or you could advertise your own courses and programs on motivation. You could even be an affiliate for other programs, where people are coaching people success, and you could have that show up for your influencer’s following as well.
But you have to be careful with this. If an influencer starts posting a bunch of your ads for their audience, they might not want to keep paying attention.
If you really want to build relationships with influencers, you can always just become an influencer yourself.
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How to Become an Influencer
- Get an audience
Are there people on Instagram, or YouTube, or Twitter, or Facebook that are interested in a certain thing? Can you compile them? Can you get them in a group? Can you get them in a mailing list? Can you get them to be your followers?
Find an audience that’s interested in something, whether it’s people on Instagram looking for inspiration, or motivational quotes, or people looking for Bible verses, or people looking for the daily funny comics, or something like that. You want to find a group of people, that you know about, who are interested in something.
- Build content for your audience
Your goal is to provide value to that group. The value could be in the form of a daily quote, a daily cartoon, a daily picture, a daily video, or anything like that. That gets your following in the mood to check your stuff out. That is building influence.
A lot of people say they don’t want to be on camera. But you can actually influence people without even using your name. You could just be the guy on Instagram who does inspirational quotes, and all you do is post inspirational quotes. Maybe from time to time, you say, “Hey, go to my site, check this out, check that out.” If you’re in this market, make your audience feel like things are getting better by looking at your quotes. As you create content, you build rapport with people, and you start to bond with them.
- Post consistently
Get out there and start posting content consistently, and post content that they want to see. If you’re the tech guy, post tech stuff. Don’t post something about dogs. Keep everything about tech stuff. If you’re in the motivational market, keep things about motivation.
As time goes on, you have to main your influence, and your ability to influence. The name of the game is that you control the audience. You control their attention. This is the attention-based economy. If you get attention, you win.
Your Responsibility as an Influencer
If you’re going to be an influencer marketer, you need to realize your responsibility in the world. Your following anticipates your next move, and they will do something that you tell them to do. You have to understand what your market is into, what your market likes, and what they’re susceptible to. You don’t want to abuse the influence you have by telling your audience to do things that are not in their best interest, or things that are not going to work for them. You want to stay within ethical guidelines. You definitely don’t want your following to do things that are shady or weird, or things that could be harmful or dangerous.
You have a power. You have a responsibility. Realize that you can reach a lot of people.
That’s why I mostly only promote things that I myself that personally tried. I promote very few affiliate programs that are other peoples’ stuff—I usually only do my own because I know that’s what’s best for you.
Get Started as an Influencer
A lot of people think that the only person who has influence is the most popular person in the world, and that’s not necessarily true. You don’t need millions of followers. There are lots of people with smaller followings who are able to influence, and get people to buy things, or motivate people, or whatever it may be.
I just started on Instagram, and I don’t even know what I’m doing. I have around 600 followers, and I’ve already made a thousand dollars or more. How does that work?
It works because of the power of my influence. You have to create good influence—things that people want to do, that people want to watch. You want to give them a feeling.
I have a little sticker on my monitor, on my desk, and it says: “From this office, you can reach the world.” From where you sit, right now, you can reach the world, and you can reach them in a really cool way. If you have a message to share, you can share it. If you simply want to go out there and make money, you can do that, too. Just do it in a really cool way.
As an influencer, when you’re getting started, you don’t want to wait around for someone to reach out to you. You want to go out there and actively find ways that you can help your audience and earn money while doing it.
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Is it even possible to make up to $500 a day blogging from the comfort of your own home? Of course it is. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing for the past 18 years from my backyard office here in Florida, and it just so happens that when I want to film, a lightning storm starts, but we’re gonna go ahead and answer those questions about how you can get started making money online blogging, up to $500 a day or more, and we’re starting right now.
Hey, guys, it’s Marcus here from AffiliateMarketingDude.com, and as I mentioned earlier, I’ve been making money online from the comfort of my own home for the last 18, almost 19 years now. In that time I’ve learned a lot of things. I’ve moved from California to Florida, which is the office you saw in the beginning, and I’ve learned a lot of things about blogging, and affiliate marketing, and internet marketing that can help you make money online, and we’re gonna break it down for you and show you exactly how it works so that you can get started on your own. Now, if you like this kind of stuff and you wanna learn about how to make money with affiliate marketing, and blogging, and everything like that, make sure that you hit the subscribe button, and click the little bell notification icon ’cause we got tons of videos that come out for you each and every week, and we also have two live trainings every week right here on the channel that you don’t wanna miss. So make sure you subscribe and hit the little bell notification icon.
But first, let’s talk about something extremely important. No one has ever been paid just to blog, unless they have a job for like two bucks an hour. Instead, you are paid to generate an audience. That’s right. You need to get people to see your blog by talking about relevant topics. So, what it looks like is this. You set out and you find something that people are interested in. Now a lot of people are gonna tell you to blog about your passion, or blog about something you’re interested in, or anything a like that, and that is good, but you also have to be blogging about things people are actually interested in. So if I’m interested in something that no one else in the world cares about, I’m not gonna make any money blogging, so it’s gotta be something very relevant. You can use the Google AdWords key word planner tool to find out what people are searching for every single day. Because the fact of the matter is that over four million people every 60 seconds search Google. That’s four million different searches every minute online. That’s a lot of people, and that’s a lot of people that you can get to your blog.
Now remember, I told you that no one’s every paid just to write, unless they have a job, which probably isn’t what you’re looking for, and even if it was, the amount you’re gonna get paid is very low. So if you’re looking to be a blogger from the comfort of your own home, and you wanna make money with this, you need to generate an audience. You are going to be paid in direct proportion to the value of your audience. Very easy, right? So if you got a bunch of people here and they’re looking at different things on Google, and they wanna learn about a topic. Say for example you’re really interested in these things, whatever it is. It’s actually a sous vide cooking machine. You put it in water, and then you put your food in the water, and it cooks the food. It’s very popular online. Actually thousands of people search for sous vide recipes every single day.
So let’s say you are interested in these sous vide machines. Sous vide. And you wanna make a blog about these sous vide machines, and you start to make a blog about sous vide recipes, and sous vide times, and sous vide temperatures, and sous vide pork, and sous vide steak, and sous vide fish, and sous vide vegetables, and anything else you can sous vide. And people are really interested in this stuff, and there’s actually lots of people that have blogs about this particular topic. What happens is you start to write about this topic, and you get a following, and people start to say, “Hey, that guy’s really cool. He talks about how to cook these things using this machine that I happen to be interested in.” Now what?
Now you got all these people coming to your blog, right. There’s all these people, and they are coming to your blog, and they are reading your stuff, and they are watching your videos, if you have videos, and all these people are coming in here. And remember, how I said, it’s all about the audience. Right, this is all about audience, and it’s all about influence. Can you get your audience to do something? Can you get them to do something? Perhaps we can get them to use a different pen, right. Can you get your audience to do something here like this? If you can get them to so something, then you can make money. For example, perhaps you can get them to download a recipe toolbar. All right, recipe toolbars are really cool, and there’s little recipe programs and downloads and things like that that you can give away on your site, and sometimes I’ve been paid as much as $3 per download. That means I don’t even have to sell anything. They just download the recipe toolbar, and I make money. Now, if you wanna make $500 a day, then all you gotta do is get about 150, 175 people to download that, and boom, you’re off to the races.
Now there’s other ways of making money with your blog, as well. For example, if you’re in that sous vide niche, you can actually find sous vide affiliate programs. Yep, that means you can actually sell the sous vide on your site, and get paid a commission when people buy it.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. So do I actually have to buy these things and ship them out to customers?
No, no, no. With affiliate marketing it’s actually a lot easier. You simply go to one of your favorite websites that offers affiliate marketing. Some of them are Amazon, Best Buy, Staples, Home Depot, and thousands of others. Actually, probably millions. You sign-up, you get a custom link that goes to your product. You paste that link on your website. When people click that link, and go to the vendor’s website, either enter their information in a form, download something, call a number, or even buy something, bam, you get paid.
Now make sure that you have a good affiliate disclaimer that tells your visitors that you are an affiliate of the product, that way they don’t think it’s an unbiased review, because you’re actually getting paid to do these reviews in a roundabout way, so make sure you have that as well. It’s actually pretty easy, and you can get those with the affiliate marketing toolbar at AffiliateMarketingDude.com.
Now, because these machines are so expensive, you can actually get anywhere from … Let’s say the machine is $200 like I paid for mine … you could get like anywhere from 10% or more to sell the sous vide machine. That’s like $20 each. You sell a couple of those every day, and boom, you’re off to the races.
Now, you can also do what is known as Google AdSense. Google AdSense is a great way to monetize your audience, because all you have to do is stick ads on your blog, and boom, you get a check when people click on the ads. What could be easier then that?
Now there’s other things you can do, as well, like making a mailing list, creating a YouTube channel around your blog. All kinds of different things that can pay you money. Now the name of the game is being able to get lots of people to view your content. And the way to get lots of people to view your content is actually pretty easy. All you have to do is go down the line of what people are searching for. In the beginning, I talked about how people look up sous vide recipes, sous vide cooking times, sous vide this, sous vide that, sous vide vegetables, and literally everything. All you have to do is focus on the people that want things in your various niche.
Now keep in mind, this is just one niche, and you may have never even heard of it until today. There are millions and millions of niches just like this that you can get started with and blogging, and get traffic extremely easy. All you have to do is write about what people are searching for, link them to things that make you money, build a mailing list so you can follow up with people for even more profits, and bam, you’re off to the races, and you can actually make money blogging in a really easy way.
Now the cool part about this is blogs are extremely easy to set up and manage. You can literally set up a blog in about five minutes. I have the instructions here on my channel, or you could go over to GoHubSite.com and watch my video that teaches you how to set up your first blog in literally five or six minutes, maybe 15 if you’re really slow. But, it’s very, very easy to do, and we’re gonna talk to you about how to do that, and all you have to do is focus on what people are searching for, blog about what they want, send them to things that pay you money, and boom, you’re off to the races making money blogging.
I hope you like this little video break down of how to make money blogging. Now, will you get to $500 a day? Very few do. Is it possible? Of course it’s possible. Anything’s possible. Obviously the results are not typical, implied, or guaranteed. I’ve been doing this for a long time, so I know what works, and I can kind of help you out, and that’s what this channel is about, is helping you get started with blogging. So, if you like this idea of building blogs around what people are searching for, sending them to things that make you money, and getting a check in the mail, then hop on over to AffiliateMarketingDude.com and get my free internet marketing affiliate marketing blogging toolbar. Sounds really complicated, but it’s actually pretty easy. You go there, you download the toolbar. It has all the steps that you need to get started with this type of marketing, so that you can start making money blogging from the comfort of your own home as well.
Thanks again for watching. I hope you enjoyed this little video. My name is Marcus. Make sure you subscribe and click the bell notification, and check out my other videos on how to make money from the comfort of your own home with blogging and affiliate marketing.
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What Does It Take To Start And Run An Online Business- How To Start An Online Business In One Week
How do you start a profitable business? This is something that a lot of people don’t talk about or look at, but it is very important. Years ago, back in 1999 when I started my first online business and I was like “Okay, well how do I get started? I remembered I started with a new bank account. What we’re going to do is that we’re going to break it down for you and show you how to start, start-finish, and how to make this work for you so you can start turning a profit.
Where do all these things fit in because I know that a lot of people have info- overload when it comes to “what do I do? Do I get a domain name? Do I get a web hosting? How many domain names do I need? How much web hosting do I need? Do I need a shopping cart? Do I need a way to collect payment, how do I get paid? Right here, we’re going to break this down for you in a really cool way so that you can dive in and understand what’s going on.
This article is designed to give you one thing, and that is clarity. We want to give you a crystal-clear clarity. We want to take you away from info overload. We want to take you away from the struggle of not knowing what you’re doing and get you to the promised land of being able to run a profitable business. So let’s get started right now.
What we’re going to do here is that we want to take and look at our people right here,
This is our guy and this might be you and you’re like,” Marcus, I want to make money online.” You’ve heard that there are many ways to make money on the internet and you don’t have to work your jaws. You want to be an affiliate marketer or an internet business owner and you want to be over there enjoying life.
You’re here, with all the questions of “how do I start and run an internet profit business because I want to be like marc”. I want to sit down by the beach side with my laptop and chill out with family. I want to be able to take vacations whenever I want, do what I want while my internet business is making money all the time.
Now, I’m going to tell you, I’ve been doing this for almost 20 years now. Results are not typically guaranteed or implied, but what we’re going to do is we’re going to show you how this works. So, let’s get back to you our guy.
And this is our guy, he’s like “Marcus, I want to make money online, what do I do?”
What I want you to do right now is I want you to think about that number one question you have about how to make money online. Some of the common questions from people include:
- How do I get Targeted Phrases?
- How do I set up a blog?
- How do I start on a budget?
- How do I get traffic?
- I want to know the best offers and how to make them converts too
- How big should a market be?
- How do I get ads?
My goal is to guide all your questions. I remembered an old friend of mine who said, “Marc, you know what I love about you? You don’t answer the questions that I ask you, you answer the questions I should have asked you.” And that’s what’s important.
What Is The Basis Of Online Business?
First and foremost, we want to take a look at the basis. What is the basis? What I like to do is to start some kind of offer (some store).
Doing Business As (DBA)
When I first started, it was what was known as a DBA (Doing Business As). Basically, it’s like, I’m Marcus Campbell, but I’m doing business as Bob’s consulting or Marcus consulting. ‘Doing Business As’ allows you to take a check and set up merchant accounts under your business name instead of your personal name. DBA cost me $31(that was in 1999, perhaps things has changed). Now you can do this stuff online, it’s very easy. We’re going to go over a lot of stuff today. So what I will do at the end of this article is to make a note cheat with links to everything.
Alternatively, you can also do an incorporating. I find it easier to be an LLC than to be like an actual Inc. for tax purposes. I made huge mistakes back in 2006, my accountant was like “hey you need to do an Inc, it’d save you bunch of taxes”.
But what people don’t realize is that accountants are not business people. Sure, accountants are great, but they don’t understand the day to day of the business. So, she was like, the way inc. works, you pay taxes based on like, your best months and it’s automatic. What if we had a bad month? Well, you still pay your taxes like you had a good month. And I was like, that’s going to kill my cash flow if I have a bad month or good month or whatever.
So, it messes things up. So for me, I’m not a big fan of Inc. as opposed to LLC. I believe you can get an LLC for about $199. I’m not a lawyer or an accountant, but from what my little knowledge teaches me LLC has a buffer so you’re not personally responsible as you would be. But of course, don’t be foolish, do things, research stuff. If you’re worried about your market or legality, its best to seek advice, do some research, and figure it out.
Now, that’s the basis of business. You can start with your own name. I’d recommend at least, DBA. That way, you can take checks in your company name.
Get A Matching Domain
What I did is I got a generic domain, back when I started in 1999. I think I actually bought the domain in March of the year 2000. Till today, it is still our support site with PCmoneymaking.com. I got everything under that. I’ve got my DBA, LLC, and then I got my domain name, and everything was matching and I was like, here is my business.
Now, this isn’t necessarily your niche business but this is like your mentor. You can put everything on it. You can tell people to go get a support there. You can use it to host your order forms like I do. It’s very easy.
Now, if you understand this, everything else will get easier for you. If you’re new and you want to set up a site, you can go to gohubsite.com and set up your hub site. Make sure to set it up with the business in mind and what you want to do. Just get something that works for you, like pcmoneymaking.com. I actually came up with that name because when I sold computers. Some guys came in and they’re like, “we‘re selling legal forms” (I call it PC legal forms). This was the first time I ever heard of making money online and this guy was like, “I used to be a lawyer and I have all these legal forms and I sell them online for 27 bucks. Then I set up a site back in 1999 and I sell this legal forms and makes like 300 bucks in a day. This means that I sell 10 in a day. Then I decided to get into internet marketing and use the site Pcmoneymaking.com. Once you set up your domain, then you’re ready! You’re now in business.
What Does It Take To Start And Run An Online Business?
Set up your shop
Your shop is your business name, your domain, bank account, P.O.Box, an LLC or DBA.
And if you’re really fancy, you can get T-shirts too.
Have A Niche Site Domain
This is one of the most important parts (this is just like having a mentor). I have over 600, or even more niche site domains under PCmoneymaking
Find Your Audience
The next most important thing that you need once you do that is to find your audience.
So this is your audience right there, above. Now, you’re like, now what Marcus? Do I need to find my audience on my market?
When it comes to finding your audience in your market, some marketers will tell you to go for something that you know a lot about, understand and have experience in. Well, that does work and that’s okay. But what I find is that it is difficult because everyone else is doing the same thing. What I like to do is to find something after beating the path that’s like “can I get people who are looking for a spreadsheet? “ So we should find out who this audience is, and what they want.
At this point, you probably already set up your hub site. If you didn’t, you’ll go to gohubsite.com and you can do that. Okay, we want to find our audience and find our market and then we’d go over to Google Adwords tool and we find out that a thousand people are searching for this.
So let’s get an actual example here, (I’m using the Google Adword keyword planner), as shown here
So when I get to the keyword planner, I can type my keyword. For example, “debt spreadsheet”. And then it shows me how many times people search for stuff and what’s going on there.
Okay, now if you get this and you want to isolate, we can actually go to the “footer” and type our keyword “Debt spreadsheet” and then it just shows words including “debts spreadsheet”.
Now we have this people here searching for “debt spreadsheet”.
Can you think about what these people would want? Like what they’d really be interested in. Maybe they’d want to be debt free. Okay, so this is how my mind works( hopefully you can do the same thing): When I think of this, I start to think of, “Okay, I’ve got like Dave Ramsey, and all these debt gurus and the last time I checked, they’re doing pretty good in this market. So that tells me, even though it is a silly little keyword when you’re looking for a spreadsheet for free, these people spend money and it’s a huge market. So, we see that they want to be:
Pay off debt
Low credit rates
So, we want to get an idea of what they want. First of all, obviously, they want a spreadsheet. There you go! Second of all, they want a spreadsheet to do something. They don’t just want the spreadsheet for the spreadsheet; they want it because of what it’s going to do for them. And you always want to sell for what it’s going to do for them. With all the things typed into these, what can we offer the people? We can go through and take a look at these offers. Okay here is our offer
Now let’s say we do, “credit card offers”, low-interest credit card”, debt consolidation services”. Once we decide, the next we’re going to do is to get our domain name. I often buy my domains at Namecheap. So what I’ll do is to find something as close to “debt pay off spreadsheet”. So I can get debtpayoffspreadsheet.net.
So, here we go, Debtpayoffspreadsheet.net is our domain. So we just set up our site according to how simplesitebigprofit.com teaches us. You can go to simplesitebigprofit.com, get that course and do everything. It’s really easy. Okay, so now that we got debtpayoffspreasheet.net, we want to talk about what kind of things do we set up? We can now set up like a blog, website, and squeeze page. So we’d visualize it and be like, “I’ve got that debtpayoffspreadsheet.net and now what, how does this work, where do I go?”
Well, of course, the ideas are, we’re going to drive this person from “debt spreadsheet” into our website. Maybe they run Youtube, Google, Facebook, whatever they run. They search Google, they see our ad or link, clicked it and then they come here. So now, what? What I’d do is to put like a little video or an article and be like..
And I’d say something like “Download the spreadsheet here so you can pay off your debt”. We also add a button where they can add their name, email, and add the submit button.
After that, then we can add another page that says, “Hey thank you for joining my mailing list”. So, what you can do here is to decide what you’re going to do with your market. In this market, it might be a good idea to have a membership site. Because, imagine, all these people want to pay off their debts and do stuff. You can be like, “hey, check it out, for only $27 a month, you can join our debt club, get all the spreadsheet you want, plus training, plus free tools on how to lower your debt, and so on.”
You can also go through and just add like affiliate offers on that. I know people that have membership sites, and literally, all they do is to interview people and put it on their site. And that’s ridiculously easy! So, we have the page, offers, and everything set up, what’s next?
Two very-Important day-to-day activities that Makes me Money Every day
Now Another thing we want to look at which is one of the most important days to day activities that I do.
The first thing that I do on a day to day basis is that I do my income. A lot of people are like, “Marcus, I’m doing things, but I’m not making money”. So, I’d break it down like this, what are the two things Marcus spends his day on?
So the first that I do on a daily basis (which is very important) is to communicate with my market. So, let’s say today, you got 100 visitors to your site, let’s say 40 put their name and email in the box. Then communicate with them. You can send them a mail, an offer, a page. So here we go, that’s a proactive thing I can do every day to make some money.
The second thing I do is to create content. Now can you be here reading this if I didn’t create a content on my site? If I do not have content, you cannot be here. The content can be anything. It can be a video, an article, or literary anything.
Now the content needs to be repurposed for everything. You can place on Google, YouTube, or anywhere your people can reach you. For example, I have so much content on my YouTube Channel, on my site, and everywhere. And that is a Membership Site. Think about that for a moment, people will pay for the content, organize it in a different way. Content is not king, content structured correctly is king.
If content was king then everyone would be rich because anyone can create content. So content is not that big deal, you have to make it structured correctly. You can have it on a sales site, or a membership site. Now, one of the cool things I like now, because back in the year 2000 when I started my business, you have to use the shopping cart things that were a pain in the bud, the coding, and you have to understand all these stuff.
Making an order form was a pain in the bud and to actually link it to a merchant account was a pain in the bud. But now, I can set up this offers and I can literally drive them as an order form.
And it is extremely fast. I remembered a couple of weeks ago, I was dragging my heels and I’m like okay I need to get a merchant account. And I called my merchant account lady and she didn’t get back to me that fast. So, I was like, “what if I could set this up. So I literarily went in 30 seconds, got an account with one of the top online merchant account places. I set it up with the software and boom! Had an order form! I mean, I was in business in less than five minutes.
Now think about that for a minute, like “Okay, I’m in business in 5 minutes, so like if I could create content, repurpose content and structure things, I can be in business, now!” There are people out there making tons of money with businesses that are using other people’s contents. Now, I’m not saying you should go copy other people’s content, what I’m saying is gathering from the content. For example, there is a business out there that gives summaries of books and they make a fortune.
What I want to talk to you is based on the fact that this is now 2018. You don’t have the struggles I had, you have tools that all work. If you work hard you can set up a business in 5 minutes. Now, there are lots of things you need that run your business on a daily basis. Below are some of the things that I use for my business. I spend quite a bit of money on tools because I like to have the tools. The right marketing with the right tools will help you a lot. I literarily spend an average month, 3-4,000 dollars for other tools that I use. So these are the things I use:
Autoresponder With Metrics And Prewritten Copy
My autoresponder does not have a prewritten copy. I have to write my own emails. If I had prewritten copy (like the new ones do now) then I’d be really cool. But I spend probably around $275 in a month. Actually, if it includes my pop up thing, we’d be probably looking around $500- So around $500 for the whole deal.
Landing Page Creation Tools With High Converting
Now, for my landing page converting tools, I probably spend about $200/month. You’re going to have an order forms set up if you’re going to have a membership site. It’s going to be a way for them to buy, login, and everything like that. You’re going to have these things and they work pretty well.
Again, I’m not telling you this because you need to buy all these stuff, you do not.
Order Form Set Up For Result
My order forms were a pain in the bud to make; it’s not a drag and drop. Now I pay anywhere from 99-$1000/month for my order form type software and that’s cool. I don’t mind paying it because I’m making a lot more than that. That’s what business is, making more than what it actually cost.
Helpdesk With Live Chat
I pay $27 in a month and I pay $399 in a year for my helpdesk.
Currently, my videos are watched online and I pay like $90 in a month for my private video hosting for my membership site.
Affiliate Management Software
I pay around $499 in a month for this. This allows other people to sell your stuff and it gives them some commissions (Like affiliate marketing)
I want to be able to set up a stripe account, PayPal account, or merchant account. I want to click a button, and all my stuff should work with it. This is something I use on a day to day basis, like my autoresponder. These are tools that are worth so much money because I can communicate with my audience. In this internet that you are, people are searching for help all day long.
Just a couple of weeks ago, my dog was sick and I go online and find this site where you can talk to a vet. And I contact a Vet on the site. It totally works for me because I was able to get advice. It’s very important.
And lastly, online course hosting and management and the email marketing and funnel automation
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Yes, you heard that right! Do you want to learn about software that does all this for you? Not only does it do it for you, I’m going to show you how to do it. What we’re doing to do is to show you a software that makes it work.
Now, the software is not out yet. You do have to request an invite. So here is the LINK. Kartprofit.com is a software that does all this for you. I’m an affiliate of that software. That means, when you sign up today, I get a commission. Because I get a commission, and I love the software, I’d probably promote it even if I didn’t get paid( but I like to get paid).
This software does everything for you,. There is a free trial that goes for $1 in a month. Now you have to get past the free trial to get my bonuses. The smallest plan goes for $89/month. But hey look at all the tools we mentioned up there. Do you want to pay for all this, figure things out your own or pay $89 for it? Now, you have to make you go through my link so that you get the bonuses. Here are the bonuses, you’re going to get:
- Full training on How to start your online business ($127)
- We’d do a niche market research live class ($127)
- I’ll show you how to make your own info-profit business
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- I buy a domain for your niche (up to $1000 value)
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Here is what you’re going to do. Go to www. Kartprofits.com. Watch this video (1:18:16), or skip down and click on “Request Invite”(1:18:18). This will pop up,(1:18:25). You’ll put your name, email and an invite message will be sent into your email. And you go sign up.
Now let me tell you why this is not just another tool. It’s something with marketing-embedded and unlike other tools this allows you to embed it on your site. Here is an example page, (1:43:34)…and this is actually embedded. This email in this software that you’re going to get has an email sequence that is preloaded with the forms to get people to open, click, and buy. All the templates are in there. It also has an order form templates.
This is a step you need, take a step and you’re very much closer to setting up your business. And when you get in there, you’re going to be blown away by how easy it is. And when you get my training, you’re going to be like, “this is like a match made in heaven and I think I can go out there and make it work”. You can integrate it with your blog, payment system, and so on.
Another incredible thing is that kartra is that it has all the marketing in it. You don’t have to be a marketing genius.
When you get to kartprofits site, there’ll be a video. Click on Request invite, put your info, and request invite. They’d actually send you an email for you to sign up. Again, remember you’ll be enjoying our bonuses when you sign up through me:
- Full training on How to start your online business ($127)
- We’d do a niche market research live class ($127)
- 3 ways I’ve made a ton of site with membership sites ($1,997)
- I buy a domain for your niche (up to $1000 value)
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If you have any question, feel free to check me on live chat. Have a great day!
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How To Create Content For Affiliate Marketing And Selling Products – YOUR CONTENT MARKETING STRATEGY
YOUR CONTENT MARKETING STRATEGY NOTES
1. FOCUS: WHAT DO I WANT THIS CONTENT TO DO
2. Define Your Market (keywords, sub keywords, market hangouts, ect)
3. Select Your Media Model (video, audio, blog posts, pdf, software)
5. Decide What Efforts You Can Outsource Or Make Easier
6. Repurpose And Share Your Content Efforts
(social media, video, blog posts, turn to pdf, podcast, info graphics, ect)
7. Test Track And Refine
THE BIG LIST OF CONTENT STARTERS
– how to
– q and a
– case study
– customer reviews
– product demos
– facts and stats
– product reviews
– news style (topic specific)
– book overviews / reviews / summary
– comics / cartoons
– success milestones
– what didn’t work and why
– cheat notes
– video tutorials
– notes (tim)
– press release
– surveys and quizes
– web tools and aps
– plugins (affiliatedude.com/partner)
– webinars and trainings
– live video
– user generated content
– social media
5 Killer Online Money Making Ideas: Start Your Side Hustles That Get You Paid — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com
Today we’ll talk about some major money-making ideas, and which ones I think are the best.
Remember, an idea is only as good as the implementation behind it. You can have the greatest idea in the world, but if you don’t go anything with it, you won’t make anything with it. Let’s dive in.
If you’re just beginning to make money online, Shopify can be a good way to get started. A lot of people use it for selling products or dropshipping products. Sometimes people will do free plus shipping offers, where they make a little bit of money on a lot of purchased. This can be a good thing. You can build it into a business, and it’s definitely viable.
There are some downsides to this, though. You have to get traffic to your shop to be able to sell what you have. You also need to do your own customer support. My thinking is this: If I’m going to drive traffic, I want to drive visitors to something that’s going to make me the most money, and I also want to get rid of the extra work I have to do. If I’m doing customer service, I’ll be slammed and limited to what I can really do.
Many people have made lots of money on Etsy. This is a great place to have a product and sell it. People often create and sell their own product by putting it on Etsy.
I am friends with a designer who makes her own clothes and sells them on Etsy. The problem is that she has to drive traffic to her site. You have to sell your stuff really hard core. A lot of times it’s very difficult, because the markets that people go into (like the T-shirt market, or coffee mug market) are really competitive, and the amount of money you’re making on these products is really, really low.
eBay is a little bit different. eBay has a built-in traffic source. People go to eBay to search for things to buy. So, you don’t really have to worry so much about driving your own traffic. This platform will work, but you have to have the right direction. It’s not just about the idea that you have – you have to know how to find your market.
Like eBay, Amazon has their own built-in traffic. Amazon has their own search engine, so you can take advantage of it. This makes it a lot easier and cheaper to get traffic. However, Amazon is getting super competitive as well. Often times it’s very difficult for someone with little money, or someone who’s just getting started.
Info marketing is one of my favorite things to do. This is where you package information and you actually market it online. You might create the information yourself, or you might do resale rights, where you buy the rights to an info product, service, video set, plug-in, or something like that.
This is usually pretty cut-and-dry. All you have to do is market your product under the problems that it solves. It’s easy to do.
For example, if I buy the rights to a book about how to take care of a cat, then all I need to do is use keywords like “cat won’t eat”, “cat won’t sleep”, “cat biting”, keywords which are very, very inexpensive, and I can drive people to the product. Then I could sell that product very easily.
I’ve made millions with info marketing, and it works really, really well.
Network marketing has a pretty bad reputation, because a lot of promote the opportunity, but the product is lacking. People might talk up the opportunity to make money, but in the end, there’s no real product, and there’s no real value to the customer. And if there’s no real product, then it’s kind of like a pyramid scheme.
Now, there are network marketing companies that are very good. Some offer products such as health or beauty products, or maybe services, or something like that. Those can be good, but you have to make sure that the product is in demand, and that it works really well.
This is also known as multi-level marketing, where you build a network to get paid. Often you have to ask your friends or family to sign up, and you have to bug people, and it’s not really that fun, and (in my opinion) the amount of money you make for the work is not that great.
Next to info marketing, my favorite way to make money online is through affiliate marketing. I don’t have to deal with selling stuff, or shipping stuff, or customer support. All I have to do is find what people are searching for.
Over 4 million people search Google every 60 seconds. That doesn’t include the people that search YouTube, or MSN Yahoo, or any other search engine. That’s just Google alone. These people are searching every minute for problems and solutions.
(To find this information, you might have searched for “money-making ideas” online in Google or in YouTube. This is a solution to your problem – we’re showing you different ideas and different ways to make money.)
Back in 2008, I found out that people were searching for layouts, backgrounds, and different things for their website. I set up a simple one-page website and made tons of money. It was one of my biggest websites back then. Now, I set up lots of websites as well, mostly around web hosting where I get paid $100 a sale. Or, I set up sites for things like different shopping carts, or different downloads, different lead products, things like that. All I have to do is set up a simple blog or web page, be the middle man, drive traffic, and make money.
So in my opinion, the best way to get going is affiliate marketing. It takes some work, it takes some trial and error. But I think it’s the easiest way to get started making money now.
Choose Your Method
Choose what you want to do. If you have a T-shirt you want to sell, go to Shopify. If you have your own clothing line or jewelry you make, go to Etsy. If you’re selling grandma’s old antiques, go to eBay. If you’ve got a book or a product you can import and sell really cheap, go to Amazon. If you want to join a company and you like talking to people, maybe check out some network marketing companies. If you want to create an info product, check out info marketing.
If you don’t know what to do, but you just want to get started making money somewhere, go over and check out affiliatemarketingdude.com and get some free tools and resources. If you like it, you can join us in one of our programs, but only after finding out that this is what you want to do. If you’re looking for a great side hustle or full-income opportunity, that is the way to go.
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