How to Start an Online Business for Under $200

How to Start an Online Business for Under $200

Before I begin, I want to point out that I’m a heavy advocate of investing in your business. I’ve personally spent thousands of dollars investing in my business and have made thousands of dollars in return from it. But let’s be honest. Not all of us have the opportunity to spend that kind of money starting out. So if you’re not in the best financial situation; what do you do? Well, if you are able to afford $200 or less. I’ll tell you. I think it’s important that I establish a few things first. 1.) Don’t expect to make millions. All of the things you’ve read that promise a $20 solution to untold riches are lies. You can certainly make money online on a shoestring budget, but it will take a little time to establish the financial goals you want. 2.) Give it time. You’re going to need to invest some of your time. You’re going to have to be persistent. With that said… How to Start an Online Business for Under $200 – The Tools You Need (Please note: Some of these links are Affiliate links. I do make a little commission off of them. But these are the tools that I personally use and recommend. If you’d rather not “reward” me. You’re more than welcome to Google the names and get them. You’ll be paying the same price regardless.)\ 1.) You need a domain name. ($8-15 a Year) There are countless sites out there that allow you register a domain name. I personally use GoDaddy. Their prices are fair (between 8 – 15 bucks a year) and I’ve never used...
The Most Important “Secret Tool” For Internet Marketing

The Most Important “Secret Tool” For Internet Marketing

Over the last 2 months. My business has been skyrocketing. I’ve nearly quadrupled the amount of traffic I get to my blog. I’ve doubled how many qualified leads I’ve been getting. I’ve helped twice as many people achieve success online than I have before. I’ve doubled my workload in terms of how many students I’ve taken on. Want to know what I’ve been doing? Want to know the most important “secret tool” for internet marketing? Well, before I get into that. Let me explain something. In order to understand what I’ve been doing. I have to explain what lead me to it. I’ve been Reading. Yep, that’s all. In the last 3 weeks I’ve read about 9 books. Some of them have been on self development. Others have been on marketing. But the most profound books I’ve begun reading? Are on copywriting. Now before I go any further. I’m not talking about “copyrighting”. Which is a legal term for business to allow others to distribute their content/products. I’m talking about copywriting. The art of writing copy. If you’ve read a sales letter and bought something from it. It was a result of copywriting. If you were at the local store and saw a magazine with a headline that made you pick it up and flip to that page. That was a result of copywriting. Copywriting is one of the most (if not the most) important tool in your marketing arsenal. When you learn how to write good copy, you can literally print your own money. Why is it so important? Think about it this way. If you know how to...
10 Reasons Why You’re Never Going to Be Successful (Part 2)

10 Reasons Why You’re Never Going to Be Successful (Part 2)

In part one of this article. I discussed 5 reasons why you’ll never be successful. They ranged from never implementing to implementing everything. You can check out the first part here. 6.) You Haven’t Set Goals in Writing One of my favorite quotes is, “Goals are dreams with a deadline.” And it’s 100% true. If you haven’t written down your goals. You’ll have absolutely no direction or time frame on getting it done. You may have “goals” in your mind of what you want to accomplish. “I want to make $1,000,000 a year.” “I want to lose weight.” “I want to find a better job.” But these aren’t goals. These are ideas. Even if you wrote those down. They still aren’t goals. Why? Because there is no deadline.  You need to establish a time frame on when you want to accomplish those goals. And to do that? You need to get specific. For example. Instead of writing down. “I want to lose weight.” You can write. “I want to lose 15 pounds.” But let’s press it further. You still need a deadline. “I want to lose 15 pounds by May 31st.” It’s getting better…but we need to get specific, remember? Besides, losing 15 pounds doesn’t really mean anything. So try something like, “I want to weigh 185lbs by May 31st at 9PM.” That right there is an example of how a goal should look. It’s specific, it has a time line and you’ll find writing goals down in this fashion is more effective than you can imagine. 7.) You’re Doing What Everyone Else is Doing I know you know the saying, “If...
Successful Marketers Know This One Life-Changing Tip

Successful Marketers Know This One Life-Changing Tip

Let me set the stage if you will. You’re sick and tired of working for someone who doesn’t appreciate you. You’re tired of not making the money you feel you deserve…so you have an idea. You think to yourself, “Maybe there’s a way to make money online.” You get online, you start doing some research. You start looking at forums, websites, message boards. You take notes, you reach out to people and you peruse products. But most (if not all) of these products have the same message: “Make Money Online with as Little Work as Possible.” So you have high hopes, you invest money. You scour the product over and over again. You get excited. You get motivated. You get focused. You apply what you learn….and? You have absolutely nothing to show for it. No money, no progress, no results…only wasted time. You start asking yourself, “There’s got to be something I’m missing. What the hell are these guys doing to make all this money that I’m not?” Well, I’m here to tell you the answer. Are you ready? Read/listen closely… They are making money because they are selling you THEIR product. I ask that you read that above sentence again. Because it is truth. It is justice. It is law. (I like being dramatic). So the question still remains, “What am I doing wrong?” My dear readers, the above sentence is answering that question for you. You see, nearly all of these product are promoting these generic, “Get Rich. Make Money Overnight. Work From Home” piles of steamy dookie that you’ve been researching and studying so diligently. I’m...
Why Making Money Online With Email is a Load of Crap

Why Making Money Online With Email is a Load of Crap

Before I get a few people upset or confused with the title of this…allow me to explain. There are many people who have been lead to believe that all it takes to be successful is to find a product and have some people opt-in to their squeeze pages while their follow up sequence does all the work for them. …can we get any more lazy? Seriously, I could make a product that teaches you how to set up an autoresponder, promote a product and create a follow up series. Then sell it for $97+ and I’d be the ONLY one making money. First of all… What good is your product if the “traffic” you’re sending it to sucks a big fat one? How are people making money online with email? Let’s do a quick numbers game here… On average, when sending a broadcast to your email list, you’re going to have an average of a 2-5% open rate. What that means is for every 100 subscribers you send an email to, only 2-5 of them are going to actually open it. Furthermore, when it comes to a “click-through rate“. You’ll be lucky to get a 5-7% click through rate of those opened emails. What this means is that every email you have that has a link inside of it. For the people who opened it, only 5% of those people will actually click the link. Even further… An average conversion rate from a click to a sale is roughly 2% in the IM industry. (NOTE: These numbers aren’t 100% accurate, I’m doing this for the sake of simplicity.) So...
You Know How to Get Leads, Now What?

You Know How to Get Leads, Now What?

  Whether you’re brand new to the marketing world or a seasoned veteran. The only thing holding you back from untold riches and a job-quitting lifestyle is traffic. It’s the life blood of any marketing endeavor; getting more eyes/ears in front of your product or offer. But what good is traffic and what good are the leads you’re getting if you have absolutely no method of following up with them or communicating with them? So it begs the question…After you learn how to get leads, what do you do now? Fear not, young padawan. It’s actually easier than you think. Allow me to start off with what I think you SHOULD NOT do. For starters, don’t expect your email broadcasts/followup sequences to do all the work for you. Sure, if you have a large enough list and/or an incredible sales funnel in your follow up sequence, you’ll get a few sales. But as I wrote in a recent article, I believe email is dying. “On Sunday the 16th of March at 2PM Central Time, I’ll be holding a free webinar that talks about getting leads, making your first few $’s online and more. Click the link below to register.” Register for my FREE Webinar So what do you do? What methods and techniques do you use to contact these leads of yours and turn them into buyers? In order to understand how, we need to understand who these people are. They are people. Yes, they are just like you and I. They are sitting in front of a computer screen or a phone, reading an email, clicking a link...
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