With the internet growing more popular than it ever has before, it’s no surprise that more and more people want to get a website online. Whether it be for a business, or just a way to get your thoughts out there to the world, the process is exactly the same. Luckily for you, the process is actually pretty easy. In fact, you only need two things to get your website up and running. [Read more…]
We’ve all heard that commenting on other people’s blogs is a good way to bring traffic to your website. But did you know that there is a certain technique to doing it? While the wrong technique could do nothing but waste your time, the proper technique could generate hundreds of visits from only a single comment! So what exactly is the proper technique to blog commenting for traffic? [Read more…]
Let’s think about something for a moment. If someone were to come up to your car and try to sell you something while you’re stopped at a stoplight, how inclined would you be to buy it?
Now let’s think of a different situation. You’re over at your friends house, a place where you’ve been visiting lately. You hang out with your friend for a while, he helps you out with something you need done, and then before you go, he asks you if you want to buy something he thinks you may be interested in?
Now be honest here. Who would you be more likely to buy from? Chances are, you’d buy from your friend rather than a stranger.
The same kind of idea can be applied to selling products online, whether it be your own product or an affiliate product. People drive in their cars to get to places they need to go, places that offer them value. In the same way, people go to a website to seek out information, not to be hammered with a sales page. See what I mean?
Local businesses do this as well. Think about all the people you do business with on a regular basis. The store clerk, the owner of the gas station, the girl at your local cafe. They build relationships with you as a consumer. They present themselves in a friendly manner, converse with you, and the best ones even remember who you are.
And what happens? You keep going back. Would you do the same if they constantly started screaming “buy this!” at you? I doubt it.
You want your audience to trust you. You want your audience to value your opinions. You want your audience to want to buy from you.
So how does this happen? It’s pretty easy, actually.
Show your personality in your writing, or throughout your brand! Keep producing high quality, informational articles, for free. Give value to them. Allow your audience to get to know you through your articles. At the same time, let your audience know your name, and show off a picture of yourself. It’s much easier to connect with a picture of someone’s smiling face than to some random person behind a person labeled “Administrator”.
Connecting with your audience and building relationships with them is the number one way to eventually generate sales. Screaming “Buy This!” at them is most definitely not. So always, always, always, focus on building relationships first. You’ll thank me later.
Despite the fact that it’s a lot of blogger’s top earners (including myself!), a lot of people don’t actually know what Affiliate marketing is, or how to get started with affiliate marketing on their blog. This comes as a great surprise to me, as it’s one of the most effective ways to make money off of a blog today, especially since we have plugins now like Adblock that prevent CPC ads such as Adsense being shown. Anyhow, for those you who are completely new to affiliate marketing, here is your place to start. [Read more…]
Although it’s completely possible to have a successful website without being indexed and ranked on the major search engines, it sure helps a heck of a lot. After all, how cool would it be to get free, effortless, targeted traffic to your website? It’s pretty great, in fact, niche websites thrive on it. So what are you waiting for anyway? [Read more…]
What if I told you that one simple thing could relieve stress, make you famous, and earn you a ton of money? In today’s day and age, it’s completely possible for anyone – young to old, rich to poor, master’s degree to high school dropout. And that one thing is blogging. But why should you become a blogger? [Read more…]
Wouldn’t it suck for you to put hundreds of hours into a website, in hopes of getting thousands of visitors and paychecks from Google every month? With the wrong website topic, that’s easily possible. [Read more…]
Ah, meta keywords. You may have heard stories about websites getting significantly more traffic due to these, you might even believe it. Sorry to disappoint you, but times have changed. [Read more…]
Sure, you could get people to your website, maybe even get them to click on an ad, or buy a product through one of your affiliate links. But what if the content on your page sucks? They will come, but they’ll never come back again. One and done. You don’t want that, right? Prevent that from happening and follow these simple tips to keep people on your website.
Note: The domain name for this website has been changed since this article has been published, from “HelpStartMySite.com” to “JamesMcAllisterOnline.com”. I left the original name in to help demonstrate the main points of this article.
These days, one of the most challenging parts of getting your website up on the internet is simply choosing a domain name. Because the internet is growing at such a rapid rate, more and more domain names are being taken and finding a decent unregistered one. Believe it or not, it took 3 people, over 200 different ideas and 5 hours to decide on the name of some of my websites. Quite the challenge, right? And guess what, some of those I ended up scrapping due to some silly mistakes, and buying a new domain. Despite the time and money wasted, I learned a heck of a lot through these mistakes, and now I’m going to teach you what I did wrong so you don’t make the same mistakes. [Read more…]