The idea of starting an online company and converting it into a profitable business that provides you with both independence and financial freedom is attractive to many. Some people want more free time while others want to be their own boss. There are many who want simply to travel the world while they run their online endeavors.
When I got going, I had very little money to invest. Because of this, I was forced to learn how to make money appear from basically nothing. This was one of the very first methods that ever worked for me and I have been utilizing it ever since as my various online businesses have blossomed.
I started out with around $500 and absolutely no experience. Most people assume that they can’t make money online because they don’t know how to create or rank websites. If you are someone who has always wanted to test the waters but didn’t know where to begin, you are in luck. This is something that can be done by someone with:
- Little to no web development experience
- No coding or SEO knowledge
- Around $500 startup cash (more or less)
One of the questions I see most frequently when it comes to online entrepreneurship is “How can I make six figures a year?” This goal is extremely attainable if you follow this method consistently. Like all other methods it won’t happen overnight and takes some getting used to, but if you are willing to put in the effort, you are guaranteed to succeed.
The simplest ideas are repeatedly proven to product the biggest returns and this is a prime example of how one can take a simple idea and make it grow into a profitable business. No tricks. No gimmicks. Only hard work.
Introducing a Simple and Measurable Method
This is a proven tactic that simply involves locating customers that are currently looking for products or services that you are selling or promoting and getting pair a referral fee (also known as an affiliate commission) every single time a sale is made. It will require some effort but it can be easily outsourced and scaled when your online business gains popularity, allowing for exponential growth.
Here is a quick look at this trick before we dive in:
- Choose a niche that is evergreen
- Build a review blog
- Utilize Google Search and BuzzBundle for research
- Reply to all opportunities
- Create long-term traffic sources
- Rinse and repeat daily
Now that you have a brief overview or what this method encompasses, we can begin to break down each part separately so that you may fully understand how to put this plan into action and start making money online.
1. Identify a Niche
To do this, you must take three things into consideration.
First: Is this niche extremely popular with a large amount of products and services that will be on high demand? Do not target fads or something that is in small demand and short-term. You want to think long-term here. Consider profitable topics such as weight loss services or online dating. People are always looking to lose weight and find love, which makes these niches considerably stronger when compared to that of others.
Second: Does this niche contain a lot of high paying offers? You don’t want to waste your time only to make a few dollars per conversion in the end. There is a very powerful website that will assist you in researching niche ideas, as well as to see what offers are available, how popular they are and how much they pay you.
ClickBank is an online marketplace that features affiliate products for virtually any niche you can imagine. Every offer pays you, the affiliate, a percentage of each sale, with most offers paying between 50- 75% of the sale.
Visit the Clickbank website and click the Marketplace tab in the toolbar up top. This is where you will start searching for different products to promote. You may search the categories listed on the menu to the left or by related keywords to the niche or niches you are interested in pursuing. Once you find a product that interests you, click on the title and visit their sale page to make sure it is high quality and not something that would appear like a scam.
Third: Will this niche be something of interest to you? Can you see yourself spending hours a day writing about it? Having a passion for what you are posting really helps to drive the best-written content out of you. Generally, most people fail due to the fact that they don’t like a niche and call it quits too soon.
For further assistance on deciding upon a niche, read this blog post. It is packed with tips and tricks that will help you make the right choice.
2. Build Your Website
Here comes the fun part. We are going to start building your review website! This web address will feature all of the affiliate products you identified in step one. I highly recommend using WordPress as your blogging platform along with a .com domain. Read this guide here to view an extremely detailed 10-step guide that demonstrates how to buy your domain name, hosting and install WordPress.
With WordPress now installed, you can choose a theme for your website. Head on over to Themeforest and search for a pleasing and effective review theme. There are hundreds of affordable and fully functional themes that are a surefire way to develop a professional looking website that will attract conversions. Feel free to start out with a free theme, but definitely make sure to upgrade at your earliest convenience.
Here are three examples of review-styled themes for an idea of what to look for. Keep in mind there is no best theme and that everything works well for different people so simply pick one you would personally enjoy.
Magazine – News / Blog / Review Theme
DizzyMag – Ad /Review Theme Optimized and Adsense Ready
Explicit – High Performance Review / Magazine Theme
Once you have chosen your favorite, upload it to your website and begin customizing it by changing colors and playing around with the layout. Try getting a custom logo made specifically for your site to really put a personal touch on it! You can have one done for you on Fiverr for as little as $5!
Create Review Posts
Start off your blog with about three or five products. I suggest you begin with the most popular products and have high demand and consumer interest. For the best results, buy the actual product or request a review copy from the seller. Avoid making your blog post sound like an advertisement. That will instantly scare off potential clicks and customers. To counter this, write it from first-person, as review posts with “I” influence makes them appear exceedingly more genuine.
Insert Your Affiliate Links
After your posts are written you will then post your affiliate links somewhere within the content. Link the actual product name as well as several words and phrases such as “get more info here” or “click here for more” in order to push your traffic to the real sales page where your visitors can complete a purchase. This will result in your earning a commission generated through you affiliate links of each sale.
Cloaking your affiliate links (hiding the fact they are affiliate links) will result in more effective traffic. Be sure to check that your clicks and conversions track accurately before you begin to drive traffic to your site. For example, use PrettyLink to effortlessly make your links more user friendly.
3. Promote Your Website
There are two main tools to find places to drive traffic towards your site. When used correctly. They will both launch you in the headway of consumers that are currently searching for the products and services you are offering through your domain.
Google Search Tools
Here is how to accomplish this with just Google search alone:
- Google search you keyword or phrase
- Click on “Search Tools” under the search bar
- Change the time to “24 Hours”
- Alter “Sorted by relevance” to “Sorted by date”
In order to search through Facebook specifically, or any other website, you can do this by entering the following and changing the above options:
Search for: “your keyword” site:facebook.com
BuzzBundle to Scale
This is a great piece of software that will allow you to push more traffic to your website by engaging with your ideal target audience. This will occur through various social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus) forums, QA sites and various blogs. This website automatically scours the web to locate the specific terms and replies you are targeting, forwarding everyone back to your website for further information. When set up effectively, it is capable of producing conversions on autopilot, even in your sleep.
You can redeem a free BuzzBundle trial to run a test on the software and how it works. Once you have registered, follow this BuzzBundle Tutorial that explains how to properly use it and how FE International used it to generate 594K page views in a single day.
4. Stay Consistent
Popular niches are guaranteed to generate a lot of Google and BuzzBundle activity. Most of your results will come from new blog and forum posts and press releases. Keep a record of all the domains on you go through on a daily basis. If you do not find 50 targets a day, consider adding some more products or searches. Whenever you receive an alert you should immediately jump to that URL and post a comment. Being the first person to reply will attract more clicks so you better act fast.
Not all the searches you make will offer an opportunity to leave a comment but the majority will have a short window for you to leave some sort of feedback that directs viewers to your website. When you are editing your posts, put some thought into each reply you make by customizing it to directly relate to the blog post you are replying to. Not only will you get improved response but it will allow you to soar under the radar of website moderators and website owners. If you were promoting a diet pill and you were to respond to a question left on a blog or forum asking about fast ways to lose weight, your response should be crafted similar as such:
“I was in the same position as you about a year ago and I had no idea what to believe online anymore because everything appeared to be an advertisement. I read a personal review about [the product] and it seemed like this particular person had fantastic success using the product. This convinced me to give it a try. I seriously could not have been more excited about the results I was obtaining, as I am currently 70 pounds lighter than when I first began taking this pill. This article was extremely beneficial to me. Feel free to read about it for yourself here: LINK”
Never forget that the more products you review, the more traffic you will be able to generate. Once you get started this directly translates into sales and profit for your business.
5. Build Organic and Referral Traffic
The glory of this trick is that it does not depend on SEO. By setting up a website and creating your own content, your posts will begin to rank in Google and thus receive organic traffic. Not only is it possible to rank the review posts themselves, but also to create more posts based on long tail keywords and then furthermore direct the views to the specific pages. In addition, learning the skills of SEO is one of many different ways to attract website traffic for free. Using Google and BuzzBundle are the simplest ways to start producing extremely qualified traffic and sales. Scale up your website by outsourcing and focusing on creating multiple organic traffic sources through SEO later on.
6. Sell Your Website
Building your site to the point where it is generating over a thousand dollars a month is great, but building an asset that can be sold is even better. In case you get bored of your current niche, you can sell your website and move on to a different one. Simply rinse and repeat this process! As a matter of fact, website typically sell for 20 to 30 times their average monthly profits. So if your website was pulling in a thousand dollars a month, you could potentially sell it for $30,000!
Creating a site and scaling it to a six figure a year online entrepreneurship is perfectly achievable as long as you know the appropriate steps to take. Most importantly, never give up! Persistence and dedication are key. This method allows you to grow a business that returns residual income and produces revenue almost instantly. Forget about waiting months for expensive SEO tactics or Google rankings to kick in.
After mastering this method you can use it over and over again with several different niches just for the fun of it! More websites equals more money, but with more money comes more responsibility. So use your power wisely. And good luck!