Thursday, April 16, 2020

How to Use Google Keyword Planner Tool to Find Keyword Phrases


In this online business guide, I'll teach you how to use Google Keyword Planner tool to find search volume of keyword phrases. Before you start building a website or blog as a blogger, webmaster, internet marketer, affiliate marketer, etc, you should be able to research and find profitable keyword phrases to target on different web pages of your web site or blog if your ultimate goal is to make money online.

You've to do this because majority of online shoppers and information seekers usually go to search engines to type search queries associated with the products, services or information they want to buy or learn about on the internet.

Unless you create content around these search terms which buyers are entering into search engines' boxes, the possibility of web surfers finding your website or blog is slim or even non-existent.

It is even more important for you to know how to find profitable keyword phrases if you fall in any of the following categories:

  • You want to build websites, optimize them for on-page SEO, rank on first page of major search engines and make money with Google Adsense, 
  • You want to build websites or blogs to promote affiliate products and make money with affiliate marketing, 
  • You are a blogger and your main goal is blogging for money through getting free targeted traffic to your web site, and 
  • You are a merchant or vendor selling your own digital products and services.
One of the ways you can find these keyword phrases is to use keyword research tools which are available on the internet either as free or paid keyword software. 

The free keyword research tools are good but they have their own limitations when it comes to “analyzing competition” for specific search terms which you want to rank for and then create quality content around these key phrases.

However, you can use the free keyword research tool to start your own business, make money on the internet and then reinvest part of your profits to buy essential business tools so that you can automate some of the online jobs and live life in your own terms with hands-free income generating business from home.

If your goal is to find profitable keyword phrases in less time and target them in order to get free targeted traffic from search engines such as Google.com, you're lucky to be reading this guide.

This manual keyword research method is okay for beginners who are just starting out when you don't have much money to buy keyword research tool from the get go except the cost of registering a domain name and buying web hosting.

If you don't want to work too hard in your internet business, make sure you invest in automation tools as soon as you make money from the internet. Personally, I like to work less and earn more so that I can do other important things that matter to me.

You've to always remember that the main purpose of keyword research is to speedily find profitable long tail keywords with low competition to target on your blog or website. To use internet marketing jargon, you have to find low hanging fruits to target when writing and publishing blog posts and articles!

You can find long tail keywords using the free Google Keyword Planner tool or any other good alternative and then analyze each of the keyword phrases for competitiveness manually.

For you to successfully find long tail keyword phrases manually with weak competition, you've to resort to your gut instinct and common sense based on the level of your internet marketing experience.

With the help of Mozilla Firefox, SEOQuake plugin or Moz Rank Toolbar and with a high dose of patience, you can complete this task successfully. To tell you the truth, the manual keyword research system is cumbersome and time consuming but it is worth it when you don't have all the money in the world to invest in your business.

This part of digital marketing, i.e. keyword research, if done right can help you to make your first $1,000 within 90 days of starting an online business with only the cost of registering a domain name and buying web hosting.

Paid keyword research tool is good but expensive. It helps you to effortlessly find profitable long tail keywords which you can rank for on the first page of major search engines especially Google.com, Bing.com, Yahoo.com, etc.

What I want to teach you in this guide is how to find keywords using Google Keyword Planner tool especially for beginning affiliate marketers and internet marketers. First and foremost, you have to sign up for Google Ads account to use it if you don’t have an account.

Right now, it is only Google Ads account holders who have access to this free keyword research tool right from their account's dashboard. To get started, go to Google Ads “sign in,” “create an account” or “sign up” page link above.

But don’t be scared; you don’t have to run Google Ads campaign immediately in order to make use of the Keyword Planner. Simply sign up and fill out your billing info. Google will charge $1 to your debit or credit card in order to verify your account and to make sure you're for real.

If you have done that, simply follow this guide on how to use Google Keyword Planner tool to generate as many buyer keywords as you can from the free keyword research software.

With that said, let’s get cracking!

Step 1: Identify a Niche Market or Product to Promote

Our starting point is for you to identify a niche market or product you want to promote. After you've identified the niche market or product, find out the best word/words that precisely describe(s) your market or product.

For instance, if you want to build a website in the “weight loss” market, you'll start with broad keywords such as:
  • Weight loss
  • Lose weight
  • Fat loss
  • Fitness programs
  • Weight loss exercise
From the above search queries, you'll be able to go deep and find “niche market keywords” which are closely related to your product, service or information. In this exercise, it's “weight loss,” “lose weight,” “fat loss,” etc.

By now, I guess you should understand the train of thought.

What you've to do next is to type each search term, separated by a comma or simply hit the “enter” button on your keyboard, into the tool search box in order to find additional keywords related to your original search terms.


After you've entered all the initial keywords (maximum of 10 keywords) into the search box, click on the “Get results” button for the search engine to go to work and return your expected result.

You can also use this same method to discover related “product name” keywords assuming you're promoting an affiliate product. Product name is the name of the product which you want to promote and sell from your blog or website.

Let's continue with our “weight loss” example. There is a product name from Clickbank marketplace which I hand-picked for this keyword research tutorial. It called “15-Minute Weight Loss.”

I'll take note of “15-Minute Weight Loss” as the product name keyword and investigate it to determine the average search volume per month plus additional synonyms or keyword variations which potential buyers are typing into the search engine box to find the product.


From the image above, Google Keyword Planner tool returned additional search terms closely related to my “seed keyword” along with the average search volume and CPC (cost per click) per month for each of the search terms.

But you've to take note that keyword research tool may not return any keyword data for a new or emerging market or new product. As an internet marketer, you should know in advance the type of keyword phrases which potential buyers will be typing into Google to buy such products and services.

If you can use these new-found keywords and write SEO articles to target them on your blog, you'll make money as an early bird in your target niche market before others do.

Now that the above step has been sorted out, let’s go on to step 2.

Step 2: Launch Google Keyword Planner

To start the keyword research exercise proper, you've to sign in to your Google Ads account and from your account's dashboard, you'll see a menu bar across the top of the web page.

Simply locate the spanner image link and click on it.


A drop down menu will come down. Click on the “Keyword Planner.” It'll take you to a page where you will see another link to click on; it says “Discover new keywords.”

Or, you can directly access the keyword research software from https://ads.google.com/home/tools/keyword-planner. You can enter keyword(s) in the search box, each keyword separated by comma. There are lots of filters in Google Ads Keyword Planner which you can apply in your keyword research exercise as you master its use in order to streamline the results you'll get.

There is also a search box where you can enter the domain name URL of your competitor's website if you want to discover the type of keyword phrases he or she is targeting.

But in this section, I want us to concentrate our efforts on finding buyer keywords to target. To start off, I will enter the “niche market keyword” and “product name keyword,” separated by comma.

After entering the keywords and before clicking on the “Get results” button, you can select the country where you want to target your online marketing campaign to. In this exercise, I selected United States because from my experience US has the largest market!

Also, because I want to get as many keyword ideas as possible, I'll not apply any other search filters for now. Next, I'm going to click on the “Get results” button so that Google Keyword Planner tool can go to work for me.

As soon as the software finishes processing the information, it will return the results which you can download in CSV excel file to your computer or laptop for later use.

From the keyword research example and depending on the popularity of your niche market, you will get many search terms to investigate. Definitely, not all search terms will be relevant to your needs. Simply copy and paste the most relevant keyword phrases into a separate notepad and save it.

If you follow this Google Keyword Planner tutorial, you'll discover that potential buyers are searching for “weight loss tips,” and others. With these set of keywords to work with, you can start analyzing each of the search terms for keyword competition. A keyword with low competition means lots of authority websites are NOT targeting that specific keyword.

In other words, you have a fighting chance of ranking your website or webpage on the first page of Google and other big search engines preferably in positions 1 to 3 if you target the keyword by publishing quality content, i.e.SEO article, around it and building quality authority backlinks to the page.

It is only advisable to pursue a buying keyword when it has low competition if you really want to get free targeted traffic from search engines. Now, the question you may want to ask is, “How can you determine if a keyword has low market competition?”

The first and fastest method is to use a paid keyword research tool. Now, I prefer using paid keyword research tool to analyze keywords in order to save time. I would rather invest the time to write SEO articles around long tail keyword phrases with weak competition than conducting manual keyword research for hours on end.

Step 3: Keyword Competition Analysis

You've to download Mozilla Firefox browser and install SEOQuake plugin or Moz Rank Toolbar to complete this step. Mozilla Firefox browser, SEOQuake plugin and Moz Rank Toolbar are free to download and install. It takes few minutes to download and install.

After the installation, open up Google.com in your Firefox browser. After you have done that, copy and paste each search term into the Google search box.

The keywords you should not target are search terms which have authority websites on the first page of SERP. Authority websites will vary from webmaster to webmaster based on his or her level of internet marketing skills and experience.

Personally, I usually avoid a keyword with the following attributes:

  1. More than 5 websites that are on page one of Google.com already targeting my potential keyword have 100 and above backlinks each linking to the ranking web page,
  2. There are well-known authority websites dominating the first page of Google.com such as Amazon.com, Wikipedia.org, etc,
  3. The age of the domain name ranking on page one is 2 years and above, and
  4. The websites on the first page of Google are intentionally targeting the keyword on their title page, meta description, domain URL and content.
Attempting to beat HealthLine.com, WebMD.com, etc for keywords like “weight loss for women” will be an exercise in futility. The age of these domain names are years back.

So, Google.com will trust these domain names than your own domain name which you just registered yesterday. This is why you see experienced SEO specialists fighting over expired domain names to buy which are 3 years old and above.

What I'm really interested in is to have at least 2 to 5 slots on the first page of Google to rank my website for my target target keyword. Also, I've to double check to make sure that I can rank for my target search term as quickly as possible by looking at the second page of Google to dispel any fear of finding 2 to 5 major contenders who are already gunning for the same slots on page one of SERP which I'm aiming at too.

If you're using Moz Rank Toolbar, you may want to target a keyword with Domain Authority (DA) less than 25 and Page Authority (PA) less than 25. You can use MajesticSEO.com or AHREFS.com to analyze the backlinks and determine their authority.

This is how to use Google Keyword Planner tool to find search volume of any keyword or phrase in your target niche market. And I believe you can do it now.




Saturday, April 11, 2020

How to Get HostGator Cheap Hosting with Free Domain Name

HostGator cheap hosting
In this special guide, I'll show you how to get HostGator cheap hosting with free domain name. Starting an online business has gotten easier now and you should take advantage of it so that you too can start making money online.

With less than $100.00 (One Hundred Dollars) for HostGator 1 year hosting (i.e. 365 days) as your business startup cost, you can build a website or start a blog and make money from home in so many ways you cannot even imagine now.

As you may already know, domain name registration and website hosting are essential web services you've to invest in to start your own business online. It allows you to have secured web servers where you can upload files, scripts, apps, database, and so on which will make your blog or web site to function properly.

Without a reliable web hosting, your potential website visitors will not be able to find your business on the World Wide Web. Because a lot of aspiring internet entrepreneurs, bloggers, affiliate marketers, webmasters, etc are working on a shoestring budget, I've put together this web hosting guide to walk you through the steps to get HostGator cheap hosting.

What this means is that finding a company offering free domain name registration with cheap web hosting will go a long way to facilitate the business process of things for you to get started without much financial stress.

In order to make sure my blog readers do not procrastinate because of lack of business capital, I decided to write this blog post and another HostGator tutorial PDF to help you start an internet business in earnest and seamlessly too.

It doesn't matter whether you're launching a website or blog for not-for-profit, personal, business, ecommerce store, membership site, forum and so on; you definitely need to register a domain name and buy web hosting to get started.

Your domain name is the web address for people to access and visit your website. It's like your house number where you live. Without having an online identity, nobody will know where you are, what you do and how to get to your place of business.

I'm using BusinessDoer.com as the domain name to run this blog. It's our identity and business brand because we “show and tell” our readers and subscribers how to make money online from home without outrageous hype or bogus claims.

For example, Google.com and Amazon.com are household names today for search engine services and e-commerce retailing respectively. When you type these names on your browser and hit the 'enter' button on your keyword, you're immediately taken to their respective home pages.

In the light of the above, you've to get a good domain name to start your own dream project on the web. The best domain name you should look out for to register is keyword domain which convey good meaning with one or more business ideas behind it.

For instance, any individual or company that owns WeightLoss.com has EMD (exact match domain) to do his/their business. You don't have to explain to anyone what that domain name stands for on the internet, holding all other things constant.

To this end, make sure you register a domain that clearly suggests what you do in your business without explaining to anyone by word of mouth or writing long epistle to do so.

Let's look at a typical example of what I'm writing about getting a keyword domain name. Google.com is not an English word but a creative. This type of name is known as brandable domain.

If you can invent a word or mix and match an English word with your creative to get the best domain name, that would be great. Over time, online shoppers and website visitors will come to identify you with that brand name as your business domain. But you'll shell out good advertising budget to make your brand popular.

Yes, the downside of using brandable domain name is the cost of advertising in order to establish strong web presence. You've to heavily invest in paid advertising as well as search engine optimization (SEO) so as to gain traction to your website as quickly as possible.

It costs less than $10 per year to register a domain name to do your business. But HostGator is offering their first time customers free domain name registration for the first year. In other words, you can sign up with HostGator web hosting and get free domain name to start with.

For beginners, it will be of tremendous help and savings for you to manage your domain name and website hosting from the same company. You don't have to go through the hassle of visiting another registrar's website to update name servers with the name servers given to you by your web host.

As you get a free domain name with your HostGator cheap hosting, it will automatically resolve to your web host servers which is a huge time saver.

For new customers, HostGator now offer free domain name registration with their hosting service if you sign up for 12 months and above. For you to get HostGator cheap web hosting, click here now to go to their official website.

On their home page, you'll see the “Get started!” button or anything similar as shown in the screenshot below. Click on it to go to the next page.


The next page is where HostGator shared hosting plans are displayed side by side for you to select from. Please you've to bear it in mind that HostGator hosting plans come at various price points.
 
HostGator web hosting service at the shared level include Hatchling, Baby and Business plans which is what I'll focus on because it is budget friendly. But I'll advise you to click on the HostGator Baby Plan to sign up.


There is a reason for this. The Baby Plan will allow you to host unlimited domain names on the same hosting account which you've created with the company. But for the Hatchling Plan, you can only host one single domain. So, there will be no room for you to expand and grow your business in the near or remote future when your business starts flourishing.

After clicking on the HostGator Baby Plan, you'll be taken to the checkout page. This is where you've to fill out all the information required from you to set up your hosting account. Let's go through the items one after the other.

Item 1: Choose a Domain


Let me start from the very beginning to walk you through the steps to get free domain name and cheap web hosting from HostGator. At the top of the web page starting with item 1 is “Choose a Domain.”

You've 2 options here, namely, “Register a New Domain” and “I Already Own This Domain.”

If you don't have a registered domain name yet, click on the “Register a New Domain” option. You'll be able to type and confirm the availability of the domain you wish to register. If it is not taken, you can go ahead to register it. But if it taken as the case may be, simply search for other domain name ideas until you're successful.

The second option is when you already have a registered domain name probably with a separate registrar. You can click on “I Already Own This Domain” and type the domain name followed by TLD but without the hyper text protocol e.g. businessdoer.com.

HostGator domain name search engine will automatically search and integrate it as your primary domain name to set up your account.

Item 2: Choose a Hosting Plan


Strictly speaking, by clicking HostGator Baby Plan “Buy Now!” button in the previous step before arriving at the check out page, you've chosen your hosting plan already.

By the right hand side of this section is the billing cycle with a drop down list to select from, namely: 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 24 months and 36 months.

For you to register a free domain name, you must select 12 months hosting and above. Better yet, it is cheaper to host for 36 months than 24 months and 12 months. Here is a comparable table I did for the different prices for 12, 24 and 36 months.


As you can see from the image above, the 3 years HostGator web hosting service comes down to $3.93 per month, the 2 years is $5.48 and 1 year is $7.17. You can now decide which number of months to sign up for. For me, the 36 months web hosting is the cheapest and it will make you to focus on running your internet business squarely from day one.

Item 3: Enter Your Billing Info

The third item on the list is for you to enter your billing information. This is quite straight forward. If your payment type is to use debit or credit card, you've to leave it at the default. But if you are using PayPal.com to make payment, simply click the radio button beside PayPal.

You've to make sure you select your country, city, state and type your zip code to complete this section.

Item 4: Add Additional Services

HostGator additional services are basically the add-on services outside the normal website hosting payment. Ticking any of the boxes in this section will add to the cost of your total amount of money you will finally pay.

Since we're focusing on cheap web hosting, I reasonably think you should deselect any add-on service that has been ticked by default by clicking the check box. For example, the image above has these 2 add-on services checked:

-Protect your site from hackers with help from SiteLock -Highly Recommended
-Backup Your Hard Work. (Powered By CodeGuard)

You can click the boxes to deselect them if you don't really need the services right now. You can always sign up for such services from your dashboard at any time.

Item 5: Enter a Coupon Code

This is how to get cheap web hosting from HostGator. Please pay close attention so that you can take advantage of HostGator discount offer. First of all, clear the coupon code box by deleting the code above. If you've successfully done that, you should have an empty box like this:

Now, type this special HostGator coupon code, BUSINESSDOER, in capital letters, into the empty field and click the “Validate” button.


It will be validated if you rightly type the HostGator discount coupon i.e. BUSINESSDOER into the box as shown in the screenshot below.


Item 6: Review Order Details

The final section of the checkout page is to review your order before clicking the box to agree to HostGator's terms of service and the “Checkout Now!” button. As you can see from the above image, you'll only pay $86.04 instead of $143.40 and saving a huge discount of $57.36 for 12 months website or blog hosting.

In conclusion, you can get free domain name and buy cheap web hosting from HostGator if you follow this tutorial as is. Hurrah!

How to Claim Your Bonuses

If you've used BUSINESSDOER as your HostGator coupon code to sign up, I've several bonuses for you to help you start an online business successfully and profitably. This is my royal appreciation for being our blog reader, fan and follower.

My team and I want you to succeed as you expectantly start your own business online. You can click here now to send us an email to request for some of our premium online marketing ebooks which include how to start a blog and make money online. 

Please remember to include your HostGator receipt of purchase in the email so that we know you took action after reading this blog post. Also, if you want to file this blog post on your personal computer (PC), laptop or smartphone, you can click here now to download the PDF version. 

Friday, April 10, 2020

How to Make Money from a Website Step by Step -Part 2

In part 1 of our blog post on how to make money from a website, we explained the affiliate marketing business model. Today, I want to start off with how to make money with Google Adsense. As a matter of fact, you can run Google Ads and affiliate products links concurrently on the same web site as long as you don't overdo it.

Make Money with Google Adsense

Pay per click advertising is a service offered to paying advertisers by search engine companies so that the adverts for their products and services can be displayed on the search engine result pages and/or on other advertising partners' network sites.

So, advertisers can sign up with any search engine company such as Google.com, Bing.com, Yahoo.com, etc on their platforms in order to advertise their products, services or brands to targeted audience and markets.

Now, as a website owner, you can partner with Google.com and sign up with them to get codes to paste on the pages of your website or blog. Based on the content on your website's pages, Google algorithm will automatically display adverts related to your blog's content.

The adverts Google is displaying on every site or blog are the PPC (pay per click) from their paying advertisers. To the advertisers it is known as Google Ads (formerly Google Adwords) while to the webmasters it is Google Adsense.

And the corollary of this is that you get a share of the amount of money an advertiser is paying to Google to display his ads on your website every time your website visitor clicks on such advert to go to the advertiser's landing page, website or blog.

For you to make money with Google Adsense, you must build high quality content site which should be targeting lots of low competing long tail keyword phrases. So, you've to learn how to conduct keyword research to uncover profitable keyword phrases which you'll write content around. Making use of Google Keyword Planner tool is paramount to your success.

Google Adsense is the best and easy way to make money online if you know what you're doing. The highlights below will help you to build profitable Adsense sites without breaking a sweat.

  • Target high paying niche markets e.g. finance, credit cards, debt, foreclosure, technologies, business startups, etc. 
  • Use paid keyword research tool to quickly uncover profitable long tail keyword phrases with weak competition. 
  • Regularly write and publish rank-able and SEO optimized high quality content on your blog. 
  • Build back links to your web pages to fortify your page one ranking especially at positions 1-3 in Google SERP. 
  • Create essential pages on your blog to fully adhere to Google Adsense terms of service. These pages include disclaimer, earnings disclosure, privacy policy, site map, about me, contact me, etc. 
  • Have lots of content pages which display Google Ads but it should be a themed website with vertical and horizontal topics discussed. 
  • Have maximum number of Google Adsense adverts shown on every content page to increase your CTR (click through rate). 
  • Create user experience (UX) with your website visitors through content engagement and inter-linking web pages. Be conversational and let your writing style resonate with your target audience. 
  • Increase targeted traffic to your website from various sources i.e. make use of diversified traffic methods to increase your Adsense income.
Freelance Business Services

Do you know that your skill, talent or forte is worth millions of dollars on the internet if you can harness and use it to provide quality web services to other webmasters who need it?

All you've to do to be successful with freelance business services is to activate, hone and deploy your specific digital skills to good use. A lot of webmasters and online business owners need independent contractors on a daily basis to do odd jobs or complete tasks for them for various reasons.

Some internet business owners don't have the requisite skill to do certain jobs or the time to do it. What they can do is to hire or outsource these jobs to freelancers while they focus on KRAs (key result areas) in their web businesses.

You can offer freelance business services in so many ways including but not limited to freelance writing services, web design and development, virtual assistance, logo design, social media management, just to mention a few.

For you to make money with freelance services, you must be ready to stand out from the crowd. The web space is so crowded with the good, the bad and the ugly freelancers who are willing to offer dirt cheap virtual business services.

As a freelance content writer for hire myself, I know what it takes to get clients who are willing to pay premium rates for my freelance writing services because of the cut throat competition out there.

However, you can succeed with freelancing business if you can do the following:

  1. Build a freelance website to serve as your virtual office and brand. 
  2. Customize and optimize your website or blog for on-page SEO. 
  3. Create samples of your work and package them as your portfolio. 
  4. Do guest blogging on influential bloggers' sites in your niche to gain targeted exposure, backlinks and authority. 
  5. Regularly publish quality articles or posts on your blog and rank your website for keywords which your potential clients are likely to type into search engines' boxes to find freelance workers for hire.
Buying and Selling Domain Names for Profit

Majority of webmasters and online entrepreneurs don't know that there is big time business from domain name investing. In case you don't know, the simple business model behind domain investing is to buy low and sell high.

For example, it costs less than $10 to hand register a domain name from a reputable domain registrar like NameSilo.com. If you can find potential buyers who have the need for the same name after registering a domain, you'll be amazed how much money you'll make from the transaction.

Domain investing is one of my forte and I make money with domain names every now and then. It's fun and profitable business to buy a domain name for about $8.99 and then turn around to sell it for $100 and above after few days of registration.

With less than $100 as your business startup cost, you can get domain names to resell for quick cash profits. I wrote a domain business guide some years back and I sold lots of copies of it like ice cream in a desert before I took it down due to sickness.

I may relaunch the domain flipping guide after mulling it over. You may check the details from this link later.

There are domain aftermarkets or secondary markets where you can buy and sell domain names for profit like Afternic.com, Dan.com, NameSilo.com, Sedo.com, etc. But you must first learn the basics, tips and secrets of successful domaining.

You should not go on a domain registration spree without honing the skills of spotting good domain names i.e. diamonds in the rough. Basically, the best domain name which you hope to sell at arm's length transaction must have good meaning or business idea behind it.

There is nothing as ecstatic as receiving legit inbound offers from potential buyers few hours after getting a domain name for cheap. Imagine registering a domain for $8.99 from your preferred domain name registrar and selling it for $499 few weeks later!

As a domain investor, this is the height of a profit-pulling online business to start from home without breaking the bank. You can learn more about buying and selling domain names from NamePros.com, DNGeek.com and DNForum.com for free.

Write an Ebook and Make Money

Writing and selling ebooks online is big business. Self publishing including ebook publishing is one of the best ways to make passive income online. And you don't have to be a writer to sell ebooks online.

There is ghostwriter for hire who is affordable without compromising the quality of the electronic book. Better yet, your personal writing style is retained when writing an ebook for you.

But if you want to learn how to write an ebook and make money online, there is writing process and steps which you've to familiarize yourself with.

My Ebook Writing Steps:

  1. Identify and select a niche market that you have knowledge in, passion for or probably have interest in. 
  2. Analyze the market’s problems, wants, needs and/or desires. 
  3. Choose a broad ebook topic or idea that covers the major and specific problems identified from your analysis above. 
  4. Develop the ebook outline. 
  5. Write the ebook using the outline as your guide or roadmap. 
  6. Proofread and edit your ebook. 
  7. Prepare and secure your ebook. 
  8. Write the sales letter to sell your ebook. 
  9. Register a domain name and purchase a reliable web hosting service. 
  10. Build your landing page, design the ebook cover, header and footer or outsource if you cannot do it. 
  11. Set up and integrate payment processing “Buy Now” button to take orders e.g. PayPal Buy Now button. 
  12. Upload and secure your files and download pages on your web hosting web server. 
  13. Start applying some smart ebook marketing tips and strategies to sell your electronic book. 
  14. Make passive income online 
  15. Wash, rinse, and repeat in 2 or more niche markets.
I follow these basic steps to gather information about my target audience's wants and needs and simply provide the solution to fill the needs. If I can write an ebook and make money, anybody can do it. All you have to do is to learn the ropes and you'll the amazed at the results you will get.

In conclusion, you've discovered how to make money from a website or blog by monetizing it with affiliate products and services, Google Adsense codes, freelance business services, buying and selling domain names and writing an ebook and selling it online. Now, brace up yourself and get started. You'll succeed!

Sunday, April 5, 2020

How to Make Money from a Website Step by Step -Part 1

If you're wondering how to make money from a website or blog, I believe this guide is for you because it sheds more light on the topic and can help you to get started almost immediately.

But you've to understand all the moving parts that make up a web site. In other words, all websites are not created equally; some can make money while others cannot because they were not primed to earn money as it were.

First and foremost, a website or blog that will make money online for you will have the following items properly set up:

  1. A domain name,
  2. Website hosting,
  3. Blog or website,
  4. Unique and quality content regularly published on your blog,
  5. Fair volume of targeted traffic to your website on a constant but increasing basis,
  6. Monetize your blog adequately, and
  7. Good relationship with your target audience/market.

If any of the above 7-point items is missing from your online business website, I cannot guarantee you will earn regular and sustainable income into the foreseeable future. A lot of aspiring bloggers and webmasters think building a website or creating a blog by itself will suffice to earn money online.

Nothing can be further from the truth! There are lots of house keeping details you've to complete from time to time in order to make your efforts worthwhile.

I'm not writing this to discourage you in any way but rather to prepare your mind for the work ahead and help you to avoid common online business failures and pitfalls majority of people make. It is unsavory to become has-been internet entrepreneur without earning enough to pay the bills while others have become millionaires working from home.

Do you already own a blog or website? If your answer is yes, you can continue with this blog post. But if you don't have a website yet, you can read our step by step tutorial on how to start an online business profitably and successfully without breaking the bank and sweat.

For you not to feel overwhelmed with an unending list of 101 ways to make money from a website, I'll only list and explain my top 5 best ways to monetize your blog and website which you own. Both beginners and veterans can make use of these methods without any constraints and make money.

Affiliate Marketing Business
If you're a keen observer on the internet, you'll notice that majority of bloggers, content publishers, webmasters, etc recommend products and services on their web sites via text links and banners.

Most of the time, they don't own these digital products. There are independent product creators, merchants and vendors who took the time to research and create the products for sale. They allow affiliate marketers to sell on their behalf as they cannot do all the selling by themselves because they don't own all the web traffic in the world.

To this end, merchants and vendors are always willing to set up affiliate programs for digital marketers to join and sell for them. They are also ready to share from their profits with affiliate marketers who have invested the time, money and energy to generate targeted traffic to their websites before a sale can be closed.

Let's assume a merchant for a weight loss product which is selling at $100 per product has an affiliate program. He has also decided to approve 20 percent of the selling price as affiliate commission to his affiliates.

If you start a blog and join the merchant's affiliate program, you can generate your affiliate link for the promotion of the product. Thereafter, you can start promoting the product via your link and when a prospect or lead who you will send to the merchant's site buys, you earn your commission of $20 per sale.

What happens if you're able to sell 5 of that product per day? You'll make $100 per day online by simply promoting a weight loss product which you don't even own. This is how to make money from a website blog using the affiliate marketing business model and it is beginner friendly.

The easiest and best way to make money with affiliate marketing is to start promoting products and services which you've personally used and have affiliate programs for you to sign up with. This way, you'll be able to relate with the usefulness and efficacy of the product or service and come across with your target audience.

You can write product review article or publish tutorial blog post teaching your target niche market the step by step way on how to do something. From your content, you can include CTA (call to action) as your affiliate link directing your readers to the merchant's official landing page.

To sum up this section, you've to make sure that you only promote products and services complementary to the content of your website and will add value to the lives of your blog visitors. You should not build a niche site about kitchen wares and start promoting and pasting affiliate links related to shoes and handbags.

The best you can do is to register a domain name about shoes, create a web hosting account for the domain and start a blog for free. With less than $10 to get a domain name and then hosted on your website hosting service that allows unlimited domains hosting on the same account, you can make passive income online month after month.

You can click here to download my free ebook on how to register a good domain name and get cheap web hosting to start your online business successfully. You can give me a shout out if you enjoyed reading the free ebook download.

You can bookmark this blog post on how to make money from a website. I'll be publishing the part 2 of it soon.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Email Marketing Using GetResponse Autoresponder


GetResponse autoresponder service

Email marketing using GetResponse autoresponder service is a great way to start an online business and build relationship with your target audience and maximize ROI (return on investments).

Being in constant contact with your blog readers, prospects and customers can only be possible if you're making use of reliable email marketing software. And that is what I will be discussing and explaining in this blog article right away.

What is Email Marketing?

It is a system of regularly communicating with your target market with the help of a tool otherwise known as autoresponder software which is specifically designed and developed for this purpose.

However, this online marketing tool usually comes at a monthly cost. But I want you to know that every ESP (email service provider) has its own areas of strength in providing email communication services to its teeming subscribers and customers.

But any reliable email marketing software should have the basic features expected of such tool which include autoresponder, message broadcasting capability, marketing automation, split testing, tracking, and much more.

You're definitely going to work less and earn more if you are able to integrate autoresponder service in your marketing campaigns and sales funnel as an online business owner.

Statistically, it has been proven that you stand to earn between $0.50 and $1.00 per subscriber if you are using email marketing software to generate leads and propel your internet business to the next level.

Let's assume that you've signed up with an ESP such as GetResponse and you're able to build an email list of subscribers from scratch of about 1,000 within 3 months.

Let's further assume that your email subscribers are highly targeted. Also, you've spot-on marketing messages being regularly delivered to your list's inboxes, superior content delivery on and outside your blog, and need-filling product promotions.

With the above scenario, you can assuredly boast of making $1,000 per month online from promoting your own or affiliate products. This is the beauty of integrating email marketing system into your online business i.e. having the ability to make passive income online from the snap of the fingers.

Just to make sure that you understand the benefits of email marketing inside out, you can click here now for a free e-book download by Neil Patel in collaboration with GetResponse team which clearly demonstrated why every email marketer, blogger, internet marketer, affiliate marketer, webmaster or online business owner should invest in autoresponder service.

Why GetResponse Autoresponder Service?

If you ask me, email service providers are a dime a dozen on the World Wide Web. Trying to search and settle for the best email marketing software is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

The best advice I can offer to you is to go for email software that is budget friendly, reliable and has all the basic features necessary for you to build an email list of subscribers from scratch without sacrificing anything.

Without sounding biased in any way, this is why I started with GetResponse autoresponder and I will gladly recommend it to every aspiring internet entrepreneur who is considering to sign up with good email service provider.

GetResponse Pricing

Click here to take a look at Get Response pricing. It is really budget friendly and it is the lowest in the industry at entry point when you juxtapose it with other competitors in the market.

Above all, they provide excellent value to their clients including vast knowledge base, prompt customer support service, etc, with as little as $15 per month for you to start building mailing list of up to 1,000 subscribers.

But if you don't want to invest a cent right now for GetResponse sign up, there is no problem at all. You can click here now to sign up for GetResponse free trial. 

GetResponse free trial
 
It will allow you to make use of their premium services which include all the features available to paying customers. You will not be requested to submit any credit card information to get started.

You can then use the GetResponse 30-day free trial to familiarize yourself with how autoresponder services works and evaluate its usefulness to meeting your online marketing cum business goals.

How to Use GetResponse Email Marketing Service

If your ultimate goal is to start a successful email marketing campaign and make money online, you've to read the following paragraphs with rapt attention.

First, you've to get online business tools and services listed below and set them up properly.

  1. Register a domain name. Click here for my preferred discount domain name registrar. But before you check out with your domain name registration, enter GRTECH as your coupon code. Your domain registration cost will be reduced by $1.00 from NameSilo.com. 
  2. Buy web hosting. Click here to get web hosting from HostGator. Type BUSINESSDOER as your HostGator coupon code and validate it before you finally check out. Depending on the number of months you decide to subscribe to, you can enjoy as much as $216.71 discount for 3 years of HostGator Baby plan. 
  3. GetResponse email marketing service. Click here to sign up with GetResponse autoresponder service. They are beginner friendly and you can easily navigate their interface. 
  4. Start a blog for free. If you purchase web hosting from a company using cPanel software to power their services, you should be able to create a blog for free and make money online with self hosted WordPress blog. Needless to mention, HostGator website hosting uses cPanel hosting software to run on their business platform. 
  5. Create digital product or service to give away for free. You can write an ebook for free download or create a video which you will use on your lead magnet page. Your digital product should focus on providing solutions to needs, problems or gaps which you've identified in your target niche market. I usually make use of Google Keyword Planner tool to discover questions that people are asking in any niche market which I am targeting. Providing answers to these questions is the best way to get high conversion rate from your marketing efforts to your landing page. 
  6. Follow up email autoresponder messages. Create 2-3 weeks follow-up messages at reasonable interval for your new subscribers to warm them up. Building trust and bonding with subscribers in the first few days of their subscription is critical to your success. You should not allow your mailing list of subscribers to become cold so soon after they sign up. 
  7. Create thank you page, download page and a folder to upload your free ebook. Simply go into your hosting dashboard and exclude these pages and folder from being indexed by search engines using the robots txt file. 
  8. Generate targeted traffic to your landing page with SEO (search engine optimization), pay per click advertising, media buying, content marketing, guest blogging, forum marketing, blog comments, social media marketing, just to mention a few. You cannot do all of them at one go. No! Start with one and master it. 
  9. Refine and improve on what is working through testing, tracking, analyzing and reporting.

In conclusion, investing less than $100 to start an online business that is fully automated is the best decision you can take right now as an entrepreneur. Although email marketing may seem daunting and complex for first timers, you can learn and master it in a matter of days.

I can tell and assure you that it is far superior and cheaper to all other digital channels available on the web. And to add to this, you own the traffic because all the subscribers in your list are at your beck and call until they unsubscribe.

Do you want to get started immediately? Great! Click here for GetResponse sign up page for the 30-day free trial. You'll succeed!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Why I Chose to be a Business Doer and Owner Concurrently

Some years back before I became a self-employed entrepreneur, I had side businesses which I started and owned while I was fully engaged with my day jobs. In my first year after graduation from school, I stumbled on a small book called “Think and Grow Rich.”

I read, devoured and digested it with rapt attention. With the business nuggets shared in Think and Grow Rich, I decided in my spirit and mind that I was not going to be an employee forever for any one to be building wealth at my own expense. I started abhorring the idea of anxiously working and hoping for retirement benefits from my employers.

Spurred and filled with the zeal to start a business of my own immediately as a side hustle, I invested all my life's savings to rent a shop without a plan or purpose. This was actually against and the exact opposite of my education, training and profession. But with careless abandon, I dived in with both feet and my eyes closed!

With the benefit of hindsight now, this was the worst decision I had ever taken in my life as a young accounting graduate. Obviously, it was business lesson number one that I learned.

Armed with a mental business plan, I said to myself that the venture I was going into will be profitable and successful. Although I was actually right with that conviction but little did I know and realize that you've to be a business doer in your first or second startups in order to forestall your employees posing as cogs in the wheel of your success.

In this part of the clime where I am born and live, the general notion of people is that you must be rich and wealthy if you can start your own business along with a paid employment. My workers took an undue advantage of this erroneous belief and became everything in my business but accountability and transparency.

They were gradually depleting my business capital and resources with uncalled-for expenses without commensurate income flowing into it. And because I was not on ground most of the time to do oversight functions and supervise the project to overcome its teething problems, I experienced business failure number one.

I tried all the best I could do to shore up and fund my side business from my monthly salary in order to survive and thrive but it still went under and died a gradual death.

Up till now, I cannot put my fingers on it and say this is what happened to my side hustle as it fizzled out like the morning dew. It became the biggest white elephant project I've ever undertaken in my life up till date. It was always outflows and never inflows to sustain and make it float.

From my first business failure and lessons, I said to myself to be a business doer before settling to be a business owner of any kind. When you roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with the workings and nuances of your business, you'll understand and know it better.

Understanding your business inside out will help you to know where to plug holes and leakages if there is any especially in the area of accounting for all income receipts. You will also have first hand knowledge and information of the unavoidable expenses necessary to grow your business to the next level.

I've successfully started other several small businesses in the brick-and-mortar world following the new mindset and resolution to be a doer before being an owner.

Here are the advantages you stand to gain as a business doer if you are an aspiring or budding entrepreneur who is just starting out.

  1. You'll understand your business as an insider and no employee can say that without him your company will not remain a going concern and grow by leaps and bounds. 
  2. You'll make more money from your enterprises because you can block or at least reduce to the barest minimum pilferage, wastage, indolence at workplace, and so on. 
  3. You can use your current business success to speedily facilitate joint ventures, secure business loans and possibly win entrepreneurs' contest.
All in all, as a modestly successful offline and online business owner today, I want you to know that I decided to be a standout business doer in the first place. I encourage you to go and succeed as you read my free ebook download PDF on how to make money online as a beginner.