Internet Marketing Made Easy – 5 Simple Steps to Starting an Online Business

Getting started with an online business is nowhere near as hard as many people would have you believe. It’s really not difficult at all, in fact, it can be broken into five steps, most of which you can get someone else to do for you. if you don’t feel equipped to do it yourself. Don’t believe me?

1. Have Susanne Myers research a niche for you.

2. Have Kelly McCausey set up a blog for you.

3. Have Nicole Dean create your content for you.

4. Have Nicole & Susanne monetize your blog for you.

5. Then, promote your new blog! (You can even outsource that, too, if you’d like.)

Does that sound expensive? Guess what? It doesn’t cost anywhere near as much as you think. I’ll break it down for you and explain each of the steps above so you can see just how simple it could be for you to get a blog up and running, in a profitable niche, with good content, in no time flat.

Step One: Find a Profitable Niche

Easy. Get Respected Marketer, like Susanne Myers, to research and find a profitable niche for you, including keywords and even blog post titles. She’s already done the work in advance so all you have to do is point and click and you’re ready to roll.

Each of her research packs includes the following and more:

• Detailed niche description
• List of affiliate products available
• 100 domain name ideas (plus list of modifiers for hundreds more)
• Detailed keyword report for over 1000 keywords
• 100 article and blog post ideas
• 15 different author resource boxes

Just drop by http://budurl.com/affiliatenichepacks to see what she’s got available.

Step Two: Get a Blog Set up for Free

In order to have your own website or blog, you need two things:

  • A domain
  • Web hosting

The cool thing is that I know of a web host that will actually install your blog for you so you can skip the grunt work. Just drop by http://budurl.com/wpwebhosting to sign up for your web hosting. As part of the deal, they’ll install a WordPress blog for you, at no extra cost.

Step two, done. You’ve got a bare-bones blog now. (Although just to let you know, for a very reasonable fee, the owner of Reliable Hosting will customize your blog and make it look really cool, too.)

Step Three: Get Content For Your Blog

Here’s the next shortcut for you. Drop by http://budurl.com/greatplrcontent and you can get prewritten content for your new blog that’s ready for you to use, all you need to do is copy and paste.

The content is great as it is, really the quality is pleasantly surprising, I was amazed! Though, although it’s good enough to use as is,  it’s better if you reword it a bit so that it’s different and unique.

Step Four: Monetize Your Blog

This is another step where people tend to get stuck. But, guess what? Nicole and Susanne have already done the work for you here, too.

With every niche pack from Susanne’s site, you’ll receive recommendations for affiliate programs that tie into the topic. And, with every pack of PLR articles that you purchase from EasyPLR, you’ll also get affiliate recommendations.

So, register for the affiliate programs that appeal to you and monetize to your content.

You’ll also want to incorporate recommendations inside your blog posts, and perhaps do reviews and interviews with the product owners further down the road, but for now, this is all you need to get started. Don’t get hung up about getting everything perfect. You just need to get it going, you can always tweak it later.

Step Five: Promote your new Blog

Here are five quick and easy ways to promote your new blog.

1. Add your blog link to the bottom of your forum/message board posts.
2. Leave comments on popular, related blogs in your niche.
3. Post on Twitter whenever you write a new blog post.
4. Guest blog on other blogs for exposure.
5. Create some videos and post them on YouTube with a link back to your new blog.

There are many other ways to promote your blog but I promised you that this would be super-simple so that’s it. Now go do it!

If you want to know more about making money with your blog I recommend this free blogging roadmap

There really is no easier way to get started. Please note that I will benefit financially if you follow my recommendations but be rest assured that I only ever recommend what I use myself or comes from a trusted source.

To your success

Lynne

One Of The Easiest Ways To Outsell Other Affiliate Marketers

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The Easiest Way To Outsell Other Affiliates

If you’re an affiliate marketer, then you’re always looking over your shoulder to see if the competition – your fellow affiliates – are catching up to you. Or, worse than that, you’re looking up ahead trying to catch up with them!

At times any market can be crowded, so selling the same thing to the same group of people means you’re lucky to get just a small share of the market. Imagine having thirty-five Wal-Mart stores in one small town, all competing with each other to get the local business. You get the idea.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. The easiest way to outsell other affiliates is this…

Turn your AFFILIATE offer into a UNIQUE offer!

You see, most affiliates try to sell the product as is. If your prospects are shopping around, they’re going to skip all the “buy from me” offers.

Instead, they’re going to focus on those offers that give them an incentive to buy. And that means you can outsell the other affiliates simply by offering a bonus product to anyone who buys through your affiliate link.

I’ve been teaching this concept since 2001 and, all things being equal, those affiliates who put this into practice will outsell those who don’t virtually 100% of the time.

It’s a very simple strategy. Let’s break it down into three steps…

Step 1: CHOOSE Your Incentive

Your goal is to make your offer stand out from the crowd by offering an incentive to buy from your link, thereby boosting your conversion rate. And that means you need to offer a bonus that enhances or otherwise complements the affiliate product.

Did you catch that? Your bonus should “enhance” or “complement” the product you are promoting as an affiliate. That’s what makes for the best incentive.

————- Case Study ———–

Let me give you a “real” case study (not made up … actually done by one of my customers).

A customer – who is also one of my affiliates – recently purchased my Multiple Streams Theme wordpress blog theme. He loaded it to his site. Then, he invested a little time writing a small report that teaches how to customize and tweak the theme. He offered this small report, filled with insider shortcuts and tips for enhancing the theme, as an incentive to anyone who ordered the Multiple Streams Theme through his affiliate link.

Brilliant.

I’m just guessing, but I bet the report didn’t take him half an hour to write. He just logged his own personal experiences. And yet it has high value to anyone who has plans to order the theme.

That’s how you outsell other affiliates. You turn your AFFILIATE offer into a UNIQUE OFFER.

————- Case Study ———–

One way to do this is by reading the sales letter for the product and choosing one particularly enticing bullet point.

Example #1: If the sales letter tells prospects they can learn how to get traffic from social media sites, then you can create a report called “27 Ways to Use Social Media to Drive Traffic to Any Website!”

Example #2: If the sales page for a diet book promises a month of low calorie recipes to customers, you can create a supplementary low calorie recipe book and give it away to those who buy from your link.

Example #3: If you’re promoting a dog training book and you see a bullet point about eliminating bad behaviors such as jumping, incessant barking, digging in the gardening, etc. You can create a report or even a video called, “The Secrets of Training the Perfect Dog: How to Keep Your Dog’s Paws Off Your Guests, Off Your Counters and Out of Your Garden!”

The point is, your freebie should be directly related to the affiliate offer. You want your prospects to buy through your link just because the incentive is so enticing.

What kind of incentive? You can do videos, software, coaching, advertising, installations, services, etc.

But, “pound for pound”, the best and easiest incentive to create is a small report.

Step 2: CREATE Your Incentive

Once you decide on the topic, your next step is to create the bonus product. If you’re creating a short report or video, you can probably finish it in one day. Otherwise, you can hire a trusted freelancer to do it, which frees your time to focus on marketing the offer!

Tip: You find ghostwriters on sites like WarriorForum.com, Elance.com, and GetAFreelancer.com. You can also ask for recommendations from your colleagues via your social networks or on business forums.

Step 3: CIRCULATE Your Incentive

Finally, your last step is to promote your offer by letting prospects know that anyone who buys the affiliate product using your link will get the bonus product.

Let your list know. Tell your blog readers. Tweet about it. Purchase advertising. Distribute free marketing materials such as ezine articles. Mention it in signature files at forums. You know the drill.

Now, there are a few ways to deliver the product:

1. On the download page. If you’ve developed a relationship with the product vendor, he may agree to set up a special sales page that promotes the bonus plus a special download page so that customers can download it instantly after purchasing.

2. Manually. You can have customers forward their receipts and then you send them the link to the bonus.

3. Automatically. You can also set up a special email address with an autoresponder, so that anyone who sends you a receipt gets the download link automatically. (Naturally, some people will try to “cheat” this system.)

And there you have it – the simple three-step strategy you can use to outsell your competitors and put more money in your pocket.

It’s so easy you could be making more money by tomorrow… if you get started today!

Speaking of “making more money”. If you have a blog, how would you like to have ten “built-in” ways to increase your affiliate commissions from your blog? Visit http://budurl.com/multiplestreamstheme to learn more.

NOTE: The offer mentioned at the website will no longer be available after Friday, March 19, 2010 at 10PM. Jimmy is “retiring” it then and discontinuing all sales.

Guest article from Jimmy D. Brown, developer of the Multiple Streams Theme WordPress blog theme

By the way, I will be creating a video to show you how to upload the theme and get started.  Just let me know that you bought the theme through my affiliate link and I will send you a link to view the video when it’s ready.