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Why People Fail to Make Money Online

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Today we are going to be looking at the top two reasons why people fail to make money online. With literally hundreds of thousands of e-courses, membership sites, forums, & money making blogs, how is it that people can still manage to fail at making money online? The information and methods of making money are definitely out there. Just do a quick search online for “make money online” and you will find so many different options to choose from. There is also a willingness from many people to research how to make money online.

Have you ever heard of information overload? It’s basically where there is so much information on a topic, that it is nearly impossible to fully understand the subject. This is the first reason why people fail to make money online. There is an over-saturation of information on the topic of making money online. It is such a broad topic with so many different sources of information, that it is very difficult for many people to actually choose the niche or the method that they want to make money online.

Every site or method you look at, claims to have the latest and greatest method to making money. It is so difficult to just choose one method when there are so many touting successes. And it seems that virtually every site explaining a method, links to other sites that have equally good & working methods.

Here’s a tip when searching for ways to make money online. Make sure to use the search by time setting while doing research. You could find an incredible method that worked two years ago, but internet marketing is always changing so it may no longer work. A good way to narrow down resources when researching money making methods is to find ones that have worked within the last year.

The second reason why people fail to make money online is that people give up too easily. Most people attempt to begin online entrepreneurship when they are in need of money or a change of situation. Let me assure you, this is a horrible time to look for ways to make money online. If you have a bill that is due at the end of the month, then you are better off trying to do an odd job for someone that you are to strike up an internet business that will make you money by the end of one month.

The best time to become an online entrepreneur is when you have all of your basic needs taken care of and you want to start slowly making passive income on top of what you are already making.

This may not be what you want to hear, but it is the truth. Making money online, despite what many things you read online indicate, is something that does not happen overnight. However, with hard work and dedication, you can make a fortune with passive income. It’s like a snowball. At first the gains are very small, but eventually, you build a money-making net large enough that your income can grow to be very large.

Because many people are looking for quick cash when they begin a money making method, they give up easily when they see that the money does not come quick enough. This causes them to quit the method. It may take months or even years of work to make money online, but it can happen. I will even go so far as to say, that it is almost impossible to fail to make money online as long as you are willing to stick with your method.

So how can you learn from these two lessons so you don’t become an online money making failure?

That’s easy.

  1. Pick a method. Stop searching for “money making online” and search for one topic. Decide whether you want to start an online store, become an affiliate, sell advertising on a blog, etc. and only research topics related to your niche. This will stop the information overload and allow you to become an expert in your niche.
  2. And number two, don’t give up. You are not going to become an overnight celebrity or money making guru. It is going to take hard work and dedication. You must be willing to look long term instead of short term. Put the work in now, so you can kick your feet up and relax later.

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What is Internet Marketing

Today we are going to be covering the topic of Internet Marketing.

Maybe this is a term you have heard before, but you just aren’t exactly sure what it is and how you do it. If you think you may be interested in Internet Marketing, then keep reading!

Internet Marketing is promoting something on the internet. You could promote something on a website, a social media platform, a mobile application, forum, or any other online channel.

So what are internet marketers promoting?

Basically anything. They can be promoting a product, promoting a brand, promoting a service, or even promoting an idea.

You can think of internet marketing as online advertising.

If you want to become an internet marketer, you have to decide what you want to promote. There are two types of internet marketers: Creators & Affiliates. If you want to become a creator then you must create your own products. You can create online courses, blogs, e-books, social awareness campaigns, digital products, or maybe even a more traditional product. Once you create your product, then you promote that product to an audience.

You could also become an Affiliate. Affiliates are internet marketers that promote products for other people. Almost every product on the internet has some type of affiliate program where internet marketers advertise other people’s products for them. In return, the internet marketers make a percentage of each sale, sometimes even up to 100% of the product. Businesses are willing to pay large percentages to affiliate marketers because they would not have made the sale without them. Companies will pay up to 100% of one product because they are counting on that one sale producing more sales from that customer down the road. This results in not only more revenue, but also brand awareness for the company.

In both the creator and affiliate’s case, the goal for internet marketers is to create passive income. Passive income is money that is generated while a person is not actively working. For instance, you could create an ebook and begin promoting it. On the launch day, you could be at the beach on a grand vacation while sales are coming in through your website. This is the dream for all internet marketers. You do the work on the front end, so you can reap the rewards down the road.

To be able to make the dream happen and become an effective internet marketer, there is one missing ingredient that all internet marketers need: traffic.

Internet traffic is the flow of data across the internet from online sites to the public. A much simpler way to think of the idea of traffic is to replace the word traffic with visitors. Every internet marketer needs visitors to see their advertisements.

You could have the absolute greatest product the earth has ever seen. However, if you have no one to promote the product to then you will make zero sales. It will be hard to change the world when no one knows you exist. Without traffic, all internet marketers will fail. Getting traffic is perhaps the most difficult aspect of internet marketing, which is why so many internet marketers quit before they ever see success.

So how does an internet marketer get traffic? Well, there are several ways to get traffic on the internet, but the main three are PPC, SEO, & SMM. There are a few other ways to advertise online, but most successful internet marketers will tell you that almost all online advertising strategies will fit under one of those three umbrellas.

Don’t let those terms confuse you. We are going to go over each one individually.

First we have PPC. PPC stands for pay per click advertising. This means that every time a person clicks on a link, banner, or image, a business is charged a fee. The fee can be very expensive or fairly inexpensive depending on the competition for the keywords used. The best way to visualize this is to do a quick search on Google. If you search “auto insurance” Google is going to give you a list of companies that sell auto insurance. If you look closely next to the first 2-4 listings, they will each have a small green box that says “Ad” next to the URL or domain name of the listing. If you were to click on one of the listings, the company who owns the website you are transported to will get charged a fee. Auto insurance is a very competitive industry so that company will pay anywhere from $20 to $100 for that click. A good auto insurance policy can make an insurance agent thousands of dollars over several years of renewing so it is worth it to that company to pay the fee for you to visit their website. Now, imagine if instead of searching auto insurance, we searched for “rubber bands”. As you could probably guess, a 200 pack of rubber bands is not going net a business anywhere near that of an auto insurance policy, so the amount that company will pay for that click is considerably less. Most likely well below $2.

Many people do not understand that the first several companies listed on Google are actually advertisements. It can be tricky because if you are searching something on a desktop or laptop computer, all of the listings immediately visible to the eye are ads. Google understands that most people are going to click on one of the visible items so PPC is a very effective way to get traffic.

PPC does not only consist of search engine listings, however. Have you ever visited a website looking for a pair of shoes and then it seems like everywhere you visit on the internet that same pair of shoes are showing up? When you scroll down your Facebook feed there is a big ad for the shoes. You go to your favorite blog and on their sidebar is an ad for those shoes. You cannot seem to escape the shoes. This also is PPC. This is called an ad network. It’s several websites on the internet working together to try and get you to buy those shoes. The ad network tracks your moves on the internet and works to sell you what you want. It can be annoying sometimes, but it is effective. If you were to click on one of the banners of the shoes you are considering buying, then a company is going to be charged for that click.

Now let’s look at SEO. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. However, SEO has become such a popular term that it doesn’t only include search engines exclusively. For instance, YouTubers use SEO in their video details so that YouTube ranks their videos high.

SEO is a fancy way to say that a search platform likes your content and wants to promote it the visitors searching on their website. Search platforms like content that adds a lot of value to their visitors. The more precise and professional your content is, the more search platforms are going to promote your website.

While Bing & Yahoo are still effective search engines, Google is king when it comes to SEO. Internet marketers everywhere are constantly making changes to their websites in order for Google to rank them high on their listings. The closer to the top of the Google listing, the more potential an internet marketer has to make money.

SEO consists of two major categories: on-page SEO & off-page SEO. On-page SEO is going to include changes an internet marketer makes to their actual website. Marketers must constantly tweak their content in order to find out what Google likes and does not like. On-page SEO means making sure that keywords are on their website. Keywords are phrases that a marketer believes their traffic will search in order to find them. For instance, if you are selling furniture, then keywords could be “reasonably priced furniture” or “bedroom suit”. Early in the days of search engines, it was easy for companies to rank high for keywords. All marketers had to do was stuff their websites full of keywords. However, Google has gotten smarter and smarter over the years and on-page SEO has gotten more difficult. Now Google looks for what is called Authority. If a website is professional and gives Google’s algorithms the impression that the site is knowledgeable, then Google considers it to have authority.

The higher the authority, the higher the ranking. On-page SEO is always including more and more factors. Now marketers have to worry about their websites having too much white space or dead space on their layout. Layout is becoming more important all of the time. Another consideration is whether or not a website is responsive. Responsive websites change their layout based upon what device a visitor is viewing it through. This way the layout looks good and loses no integrity whether a person is viewing it through a Macbook, a large desktop computer, or a small mobile device. A brand new consideration for on-page SEO is security. Google now wants all websites to be secure and have SSL certificates. If your website does not have an https address as opposed to the formerly standard http only address then that is going to hurt your ranking.

Off-page SEO is a bit more complicated. The heart of off-page SEO is link building, more commonly referred to as backlinks. Backlinks are links placed on other websites that link back to your website’s content. These links add value and recognition to your own brand and website. Google also likes websites that are popular. If you sell ebooks, and many online book reviewers have read your book and link to your product page, then Google knows that many people like your book. These backlinks add value to your brand. Google hates spam (Don’t we all). If you are trying to create backlinks by spamming your website URL all over the internet, more than likely Google is going to actually count that against you instead of increasing your ranking.

Link Building is not the only off-page SEO strategy. Other strategies include social media marketing, guest blogging, unlinked brand mentions, & influencer marketing.

Just like with every SEO strategy, you must show search engines that you have a good product, people like it, and you are professional. Following those guidelines is a great recipe for success in SEO.

The last way to get traffic is through SMM, or social media marketing. Social Media Marketing is taking advantage of free or paid advertising on social media platforms. Kim Kardsashian is a great example of someone who uses social media marketing to create brand awareness. She is a social media conglomerate. Companies are willing to pay her thousands of dollars just for one instagram post that promotes their brand. While Kim Kardashian is of reality TV fame, her brand would not be nearly as recognizable without her social media presence. People with huge social media followings are called influencers.

One of the oldest and most common ways of Social Media Marketing is the Facebook fan page. The idea of this strategy is to create a group of people who all like, or are a fan, of the same thing. Fan pages could consist of people who like a band, a sports team, an actor, a business, social awareness campaign, etc. The administrators of the fan page can now broadcast messages to all of the people who like their pages.

Now, there are so many more social media platforms than just Facebook, including Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Pinterest, and many more. New ones are being created everyday. However, don’t put all of your eggs in the basket of only one social media platform. We have seen many such as Vine and MySpace be here one day and gone the next. You should use as many social media platforms as possible to help build your brand. The more popular your brand is, the easier it is going to be to get traffic.

Now you are a pro at internet marketing! Well, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but you should at least have a good understanding of what internet marketing is and how to do it. If you want to become a pro, stay tuned to the Online Business Realm channel by subscribing to our channel.

Until next time, thanks for reading. Get out there and make some money.

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April 2017 Monthly Income Report – $5730.00

April 2017 Income Report

April 2017 Monthly Income Report – $5730.00

Welcome to my monthly income reports. Each month I will be completely transparent with you guys about the money that I am making with my online business. I do this not to boast, but to show you that it is possible to make real money with hard work and dedication.

Multiple Streams Of Income

One of the key things to making money online is having multiple streams of income. As you will see in this report, I have, on a good month 5-9 streams of revenue. Try to find various sources of income that are different enough that if something catastrophic happens to say YouTube or another way you are making money you will be ok financially.

DO NOT count on one stream of income to be the only way you make money online.

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What Happened In April 2017

After a few months of not doing my income reports, I am back at it! I had some personal stuff come up that slowed me down, BUT never fear I am ready to get rocking and rolling again. These income reports are a great way for me to look back and see what I have done in the past, and areas I can improve. April was an interesting month for sure. The biggest thing that happened was the “YouTube Adpocalypse” as most creators are calling it. I’m not going to get into it here, BUT if you are interested in what’s going on with YouTube and some of their advertisers, you can watch this great video by Darral Eves explaining it:

Other than that, it was a successful month with a TON of new things going on. 🙂

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How To Start A YouTube Channel: The Correct Way

How To Start A YouTube Channel: The Correct Way

I want to start this post by letting you know that I am extremely passionate about YouTube and online video in general. I have a YouTube channel that has grown to over 122 thousand subscribers and 25 million video views.

I also host a YouTube podcast called YouTube Creators Hub which you can listen to here. I interview YouTube creators each week about their journey and what it takes to grow and monetize a successful YouTube channel.  I can’t wait to show you some techniques you can use to star a YouTube channel the RIGHT WAY.

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With that being said I am going to go over the steps you can take to make sure your YouTube channel starts off on the right foot.

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How To Monetize Your YouTube Videos – YouTube Tutorial

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How To Monetize Your YouTube Videos

In this article, I am going to show you connect your Google Adsense account to your YouTube channel and monetize your YouTube  Videos. Let’s talk briefly about what this guide will help you do. When you open a YouTube channel and begin creating content one of the things you may want to do is monetize your content with Google’s built in ad platform called Adsense. It can be a tedious process that can cause many headaches. This guide is to help you eliminate those problems that may come up.

What You Will Need:

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1.) An active youtube channel with at least 5-7 uploaded videos.

2.) An active Google Adsense account that has been approved by Google.

3.) A website/blog to provide to Google Adsense when setting up your account.

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How To Grow Your YouTube Channel Using Tubebuddy – The Best YouTube Tool

How To Grow Your YouTube Channel Using Tubebuddy

Tubebuddy is the tool that I have used with my YouTube channel for almost a year now. It provides creators with tools such as bulk editing, quick links, direct Facebook uploads, social monitoring, and so much more.

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In this article, I am going to give you an overview of TubeBuddy and how it can help you in your weekly creative process before and after you upload a video to YouTube.

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How To Get Verified On YouTube – Full Tutorial

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How To Get Verified On YouTube

To make sure that your channel is eligible to receive verification, Google suggests four things:

  1. Connect your channel to a Google+ Page.
  2. Your Google+ page or profile must be authorized.
  3. If the channel is connected to a Google+ page, the page must contain a link to your organization’s website.
  4. Your channel must have a certain number of subscribers. (This one is not really important, you can become verified with 1 subscriber if you want).

When starting a YouTube channel, it is important to understand what features are available to you and which ones are not. By becoming verified on YouTube, it will unlock some extremely important features.

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