Friday, November 8th, 2013 at
If you have read my blog before you probably know that blog commenting is one of my favourite ways of building relationships with other bloggers and of driving traffic back to my blog. It’s also one of the best ways of learning about different topics in the industry, picking up tips on how to become better at what you already do and also finding out completely new ways of doing things.
But as with everything else, there are great and not-so-great ways of going about things and as someone who actively engages in blog commenting I want to make sure I’m doing it as effectively as I can. I thought some of you might also find these few tips useful. Read the rest of this entry
Monday, October 28th, 2013 at
If you have a blog chances are you’re already aware of what backlinks are and why they are important. But in case you don’t know that much about them, a backlink – or an inbound link – is simply a hyperlink on another website that leads back to your website, blog or article. Backlinks are extremely important for the popularity of your blog for two main reasons: they bring you referral traffic and they have a positive effect on your SEO.
Here are a few ways you can make sure you get some quality backlinks to your site:
1. Quality Content
This is the basis of building any backlinks really. The idea is to create content that other people actually want to link to so you need to make sure you consistently share highly valuable quality content. Social media such as Twitter, Digg or Facebook are all about sharing so make sure you make it easy for your content to be shared. Social media alone can create tons of backlinks to your site. Read the rest of this entry
Monday, October 21st, 2013 at
You’ve written a brilliant email. You’ve carefully checked every sentence. You’re sure you have a cracking subject line. But when you send it, hardly anyone opens it. And the ones that do don’t click on the links let alone ever buy anything. What could possibly be wrong? And what can you do to change this?
I want to mention here that if your list consists untargeted subscribers these tips probably won’t help. In that case I would urge you to start building a list of targeted readers who have an interest in the topics you write about.
How To Improve Open Rates?
Open rates are the crucial bit in any kind of successful email marketing. If the recipient doesn’t open it, it doesn’t matter how amazing the content in your email is. So it’s very important – and often quite difficult – to get this right.
1. Check that subject line
Yes, you’ve already thought about it and you think it’s great. But is it really if it gets poor open rates? What really works depends entirely on your list and the only way to figure this out is to test until you find what it is for your list. Unfortunately there is no hard and fast rule that works for everyone. Read the rest of this entry
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 at
Finally, phase 2 of my product creation progress report is here!
I’ve been a busy little bee recently, not just with creating my product but otherwise too. A while ago I decided I wanted to write a new report that I’m giving away for free here on my blog and on my squeeze page that I use for building my list. It had been in “work in progress” status for a while so now I finally decided to get my act together and just sit down, get writing and finish it. And it’s all done now, phew!
What’s Been Happening With Creating The Product?
Back to the actual product I’m creating as part of the Partnership To Success training programme I’m on. When writing my first post about creating my product I had selected my niche which is traffic generation and also started doing research on it and really just finding out about my niche as much as I can. Since then things have moved forward a bit. Read the rest of this entry
Monday, September 23rd, 2013 at
Most of us bloggers have asked this question one time or another – what do I need to do to become successful at blogging? How do other people do it? You’ve set up your blog and it looks great. You write on it on a regular basis but the traffic just isn’t coming in and neither are the comments. Luckily there are quite a few things you can do to make sure you are one of those people who have a successful blog.
1. Be Yourself
This is one of the basic ones for me. Be who you are and write in your own unique style. Trying to be someone else is not any better online than it is in real life, it always pays off to let your own personality to shine through. This also lets your readers to get to know you and what you’re all about. Read the rest of this entry
Friday, September 13th, 2013 at
As you might know from my previous posts, I am currently in very early stages of creating my first ever product so I thought it might be a good idea to write about it as I go along. I’m sure there are a lot of people around who haven’t created any products yet so I thought it might be useful to document what is involved and how I’ve gone about it – never know, it might be useful to someone!
I’m creating this product under the guidance of my mentor as part of the Partnership To Success training programme that I am on. I think having a mentor is going to make a huge difference as I can ask any questions I have (which I’m sure will be a lot!) and just check with him that I’m doing the right thing. I would be pretty lost with all of it if I had to just give it a go on my own! Read the rest of this entry
Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at
Choosing a niche to go into is an extremely important part of any online business. Whatever you do, you won’t be able to reach everyone in a profitable way, it’s just downright impossible. The problem with going for a broad market is that it is nearly impossible to find out what they want and need and even if you did, it would cost and arm and a leg to market to them. This is why you need to narrow your target market down – and narrow it down quite a bit.
How Do I Go About Finding A Niche Then?
Finding the right niche can take some time as there is usually quite a bit of research involved. Don’t rush this part of the process, it’s very important that you get this right. I’ve outlined a few tips here that should help you figure out what might be a good niche for you. Read the rest of this entry
Sunday, September 1st, 2013 at
Apologies for not writing much recently, I have been mostly doing this:
I went to Finland for a couple of weeks to spend time with the family and catch up with some old friends. Was lovely to be back home and on holiday but it’s now time to get back to work – I’m itching to do some serious Internet Marketing!
In the coming weeks I’m going to get back on track with the Partnership To Success programme I am on. I hate to admit I’ve fallen behind on it a bit but luckily I have plenty of time now to catch up. The phase I’m yet to properly start on the course is product creation, which I’m really excited about. At the end of the day I want to create and market my own products so I’m going to be 100% focused on this part of the course. I have done something on it already though, I’ve decided what my first product is going to be about. But you’ll just have to wait to find out! Read the rest of this entry
Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 at
Many people enter the world of internet marketing thinking they are going to make quite a bit of money without having to really do that much work. You hear of these people who are making £20,000 a month and never work more than a couple of hours a week and it just seems to be easy peasy to make this happen. So you decide you want this too. After all, who wouldn’t want to earn a very nice amount of money without doing much at all, right?
Unfortunately, those dreams are about to be shattered.
Dream 1 – Finding A Shiny Object
You start looking into how you’re going to make all this money with big dollar signs in your eyes and you get lucky very quickly – you find the product that is going to make you rich and as it doesn’t cost that much (who wouldn’t want to spend, say, £30 if you’re soon going to be making thousands!) so you buy it full of enthusiasm and expectation and can’t wait to see the money flowing into your account. After going through your product you’ll find that it wasn’t going to be that easy after all and it’s not going to be the quick way of making money that you thought it would be. But not to worry, you soon run into another product that promises the world, which you again buy. Unfortunately that one also fails to deliver quick riches but surely the next one will be the right one! This cycle can go on forever. What you are suffering from in this case is The Shiny Object Syndrome. That is when you buy product after product hoping that one of them will be that magic button that is going to make you lots and lots of money. Of course, the only thing that is happening is that you are spending money rather than earning it. Read the rest of this entry
Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 at
As the last post of my mini-series of List Building Tips, I’m going to talk about guest posting. That means publishing an article you have written on someone else’s blog or website. This is one of the best ways of growing your reader-base as you can get your content in front of a bigger audience and speak to people who might not have even heard of you before.
So What Are The Benefits Of Being A Guest Blogger?
If you have read my previous list building tips, I’m not going to rave on about what your content should be like. So in short: like with anything else you publish online or send to people, you must dazzle them with high quality content. Read the rest of this entry