First of all, I did not write the below myself, it was something that I picked up as a comment from another member of an online wealth program that I recently went through.
I don’t usually post other people’s content without their permission, but this content is too important not to share. I hope you don’t mind Katie
Without further messing about, here it is:
I am paid to help as many as I can every day, I thought I could help here and I am not looking for getting anything.
“Money is a destructive number to focus on… is nothing more then a reward for focusing on the important numbers in your life.”
This is what my employer wrote me once and it still rings with me, I thought it would help here since everything is focused on money in these videos. I asked him “what numbers he was referring to” he said…
“There are only 3 numbers to focus on…
1. The people around you… increase their value and your connection with them and ALWAYS prioritize them first. (that is everyone around you, not just friends and family)
2. The passions in your life… live the way you love to live, be and stay 100% there, it will be the base to producing what ends up great in your life.
3. The growth of your purpose… have a purpose greater then yourself and continue grow that purpose. Do this by creating value and focus on conversion numbers so your value can reach the most people that need it (automate this so it can not disrupt #1-2 and so you can repeat this process to reach true stability and freedom.) The value exchange will happen in forms of money and/or in the growth or your own personal currency (which is a lot more valuable) and it will continue to appear and grow as long as you maintain focus on the right numbers.”
Here’s something interesting that he wrote me when I asked him, how much money he makes a year…
“Honestly, I have not known how much I make for the past few years… I do know the illusion of money has not a been a problem because I am not addicted to it and it will never be a problem because I only focused on the important numbers.”
And last, an action step he gave me that I found very help to apply…
“Write one or more things down for the day that’s toward progression and evolving those three numbers, everyday, and DO IT… that’s all that SUCCESS really is.” – Tyson Hale
This email has helped me in my own life and business more then anything else, I always seem to focus on the wrong numbers and that is where I fall short in increasing my the value around me. If it rings a bell, really focus on ONLY those 3 numbers every day and see what it does for you…
Hope this helps somebody, that’s all my job is,
OK, if you’re looking for information on how to make money online, don ‘t read this post.
DISCLAIMER: I will probably be ranting for the next few paragraphs below
Reading across a popular blackhat IM forum the other day, I came across a thread about how a young man, dude was in his mid to late 20s, who despite having a comfortable life, and making an income solely from the internet, was miserable as hell, and getting little to no joy out of his life.
This brought a few ideas up for me, as I can totally understand where this guy was coming from.
The thing is, when it comes to IM, and in fact when it comes to any kind of income getting activity, in order for it to be fulfilling, you have to get connected with your purpose, and your true values in life.
I have recently discovered something similar to what this fella in the thread was lamenting.
It’s very easy for me to build niche sites, and make money, I have basically “cracked the code” (there isn’t really a code, it’s all common sense ) if you will, and .worked out a replicatable system by which to make basically as much money as you like, and are willing to invest in both time and money to earn. (scaling up)
The thing is, while great, and I absolutely appreciate the knowledge I have, as I understand a large % of the world’s population would kill for the position I am in/setting myself up for financially. If you are not connected to purpose, to what really matters in life, ie, doing things you enjoy, and connecting with yourSelf, other people and Life, then you are going to be unfulfilled.
That’s what the OPs thread was really communicating. He wasn’t depressed for no reason, it’s because he wasn’t connecting to his real desires, and what he really valued!
The truth is, we all value different things in this life. BUT, it’s so important, if you’re reading this far, that you learn this, find out what you really value, what turns your dial, and incorporate it into your life!
Anway… RANT WINDING DOWN
This is where I am at with my business and my life. For me personally, the most fulfillment I have been able to get when it comes to making money online, was by sharing my knowledge with others, and helping them to succeed. Whether it be SEO knowledge, how to build sites that rank, or whatever, helping people makes me feel good about myself, and like I’m making more of a difference than just banking money off the internet…
So… Values are important, connecting to your TRUE desires (not the desires that were programmed into you by society) is really one of the most important things in this life, at least in my humble opinion.
Take care and stay tuned
Ever had an experience where initially you’re thinking “that really sucks, and how can I recover from it?” only to find out that what you initially thought was a pretty annoying or unwanted situation actually turns into something really cool, and you end up counting your lucky stars that the so called “bad thing” turned out the way it did?
I’m pretty sure most of you will have had this experience at least a couple of times over the years, it seems to be life’s way of reminding us to be flexible, and look for the positive in situations.
I recently had one of these experiences regarding one of my niche affiliate sites.
The site I’m talking about here, is actually The first affiliate niche site that I ever built that became successful, and generated affiliate sales via a ClickBank product. This was built around May in 2008, and continued to make regular sales month in month out. While it didn’t generate a lot of money by my standards ($200-$300 per month) it was still free money as far as I was concerned, and not something I scoffed at by any means.
So, as you can imagine, with it being my first site and all (my little baby ) , I was a little bit disappointed and annoyed when I realized over the last 3-4 weeks the sales had finally dried up. It turned out that ClickBank had either banned this product, or the product owners had finally taken it down. This is the message that I got after testing the order link for the first time in 6-12 months:
Needless to say, if I wanted to rejuvenate this income stream, I would have to test a couple of new approaches. Well, initially I had no luck finding a similar product on CB, and so my site was just sending it’s nicely targeted traffic nowhere for a week, and any possible revenue was being flushed down the toilet.
After the initial week however, when re-scouring the ClickBank market place, I found a product that I had somehow missed before. It looked decent enough, worth testing out at least, and actually had a higher payout by $21 per sale. Pretty cool if it could convert I thought.
Well, 2 days after changing the offer round, and altering my pre-sell copy on the niche site to reflect the new product name and features – all of which took about 30 minutes, I had made my first sale! A commission of $66.54, which in my books is pretty decent for 1 sale on CB, especially considering that I had done bugger-all work in order to start making profit from the site again.
After checking my account again the next day, I was more than a little bit excited about this alteration, as I now had 3 sales within the past 24 hours! Whereas before, I might make 4-5 sales a month, at around $44 per sale, It now seemed that this alteration could actually prove to add thousands of dollars to my monthly profits
After realizing the potential of this new affiliate product, and how well it was converting, I have done some market/keyword research. It turns out that I am in a VERY strong position to take this revenue stream further, and potentially increase this little site into a 3-5 sale per day earner, which would mean $5-$10K per month! There are LOTS of keywords in this little niche that my site can rank for easily, and getting at least 3 or 4 times my current traffic should be very doable.
Also, not only can I increase the traffic, but also there are loads more things I can test in the conversion funnel. For example, I could do a video preview of me going through the sales page, and actually buying the product. I could also do a video walk-through of the actual product after I had gained access. Then there is the option of building an email list first, instead of going for the one-off sale. Something I definitely need to test. You know, the whole “the money is in the list” waffle. As you can imagine, testing all of these different options is bound to give me some great insights into what gains the highest conversion ratio in this niche.
So as you can see, testing not only for sales copy, conversion rates, but also the actual product that you are trying to pre-sell (if you’re an affiliate) is very very important, and can really make the difference between a small income stream and a very decent or even large income stream to add to your portfolio. So if you have any sites that are making a little bit of revenue, and are getting decent enough traffic to test different products, sales copy, etc, then by all means, heed the lesson of this article, test the response of different factors. By the way, this particular site currently is only sending around 200 people through my CB link per day, which goes to show, it doesn’t take that much traffic to test on, regarding testing and increasing your value per visitor.
Hope this has inspired you!
Take care for now
It’s no doubt that keyword research is the basis of what makes an SEO campaign successful. In fact it goes well beyond just SEO. Knowing the demand in any potential market is extremely important before you begin any new project. And thus it’s very worthwhile to make sure you understand how keyword tools really work, and also the accuracy of their estimations, because at the end of the day they really are just estimations.
Simply because of the nature of search engines, it’s extremely important to remember that keyword search data is only, at best, indicative of the actual search volume for any given keyword. For example, when looking at the “Global Monthly Searches” compared to the “Local Monthly Searches” when using the google keyword tool as seen below, you will always notice discrepancies. Sometimes the discrepancies will be larger than others, but it’s important to note the difference, and always go into a campaign based on the local search traffic data, as opposed to the global
(unless you plan on dominating page 1 for every country in the world )
If you are planning on building a website, with the intention of picking up search engine traffic, I recommend that you only use the data given by keyword tools as an indicator of the traffic volume. The best way to do this, is to use the stats that you already have from your existing search engine rankings, and measure the actual results of your traffic, in comparison to what the keyword search data is, according to the keyword tool. Then you use these numbers to compare with data, and therefore get a more realistic idea of the actual traffic that a given keyword will supply.
Also, and this is REALLY important, ALWAYS analyze your keyword search data using the “Exact Match” settings in Google’s or any other keyword tool. I have made the mistake before of building new niche sites, thinking they had really great traffic and low competition, only to realise later that I had gotten confused between exact match, and broad match keyword data. Not good. Please learn from my stupidity
More to come soon.
To your success!