Supporting A Mobile Lifestyle With Online Marketing

Supporting A Mobile Lifestyle With Online Marketing

Our Soon-To-Be Mobile Lifestyle My family and I are planning our escape. It’s been years in the making, but the time is drawing near for us to execute our plan. In this post, I’m going to talk about how my Online Marketing business is going to be supporting my family as we travel the world by sailboat. Yes, you heard right. Sailboat. For the longest time we’ve talked about how we wanted to travel for a long, uninterrupted period of time. On our vacations, we’ve been to places like Cozumel, Nassau, Grand Cayman – and we love it! Trouble is that those times always seem to come to and end before you are ready to leave. There is so much to explore in those tropical places, and every time we are able to make it down there, our time is always governed by factors that are outside of our control. Typically we make our way down there by cruise ship, and we are only there for a day at a time. We are looking for ways to stay down there for a good long while, but also not wanting to move down there permanently. The solution for us is to purchase a sailboat that will both take us there and also serve as our “house” while we are galavanting around the the Bahamas.   Challenges And Limitations I know the idea of sailing the Bahamas sounds all well and good, but then when you start thinking about how to fund such a grand adventure, that’s when reality really starts to set in. There is one particularly BIG limitation to...
Affiliate Marketing Income Potential

Affiliate Marketing Income Potential

Affiliate Marketing Income Potential Let me show you how much money I make in my affiliate marketing business. I’m not bragging by any means, just sharing information. Any worthwhile business endeavor will test your patience, your seriousness, and probably your sanity as well. That’s just the way it goes. Some people are able to handle the challenge well, while others can really get beat up along their entrepreneurial journey. I know from experience, the journey can kinda suck at times. I find that I’m always coming across people who are curious about the affiliate marketing income potential. I suppose people just want to know what they can expect should they invest their time into building a business. It’s certainly a justifiable inquiry. I’ll show you below how much money I make. The affiliate marketing income potential is awesome in this business, but another big variable that will greatly impact your success is how you stay motivated as you pursue your goals. At first you are so excited because you are moving into something that is new and unknown. The potential is astounding and the energy is high. Usually though, after you run into some of the initial challenges (not problems) or being in business, things tend to take on a different perspective. You see, some people see those “challenges” as ways that they can learn and improve themselves further. Sort of an iron sharpens iron kind of thing. Other people will let the occasional challenges suck all of the wind from their sails – then they have a hard time regaining their lost momentum. I think a big part of...
How To Build A WordPress Website From Scratch

How To Build A WordPress Website From Scratch

How to build a WordPress website from scratch. It’s really not that difficult, and once you do it the first time, you’ll be impressed by how simple the process really is. In this post, I’m going to show you how to build a WordPress website from scratch. It’s really not that difficult, and once you do it the first time, you’ll be impressed by how simple the process really is.   Step#1: Choose WordPress   It’s the best. Here are some reasons why I think you are setting yourself up in the best way possible by choosing to go with WordPress. So, Why Is WordPress The Best? First off, it’s completely  free. If that’s not a benefit – I don’t know what is! It’s 100% to get set up. You don’t have to give them a credit card number – nothing sneaky like that. That’s one factor that really puts it head-and-shoulders above the “competition”. WordPress is very beginner-friendly Writing blog posts on wordpress is really as easy as using MicroSoft Word. Once you know how to set up your website and make it look pretty, the writing part is about as easy as it gets. Build it BIG! Or Build it Small. The size of your website is irrelevant when you use wordpress. There are massive corporations and tiny little website (like mine), that all run on the same identical platform. It’s “Responsive” In today’s world, building a website that will view on a tablet or phone equally as well as on a desktop is of significant importance. Lot’s of people use mobile devices, so you have to set yourself...
The Top 5 Benefits Of WordPress

The Top 5 Benefits Of WordPress

The Top 5 Benefits Of WordPress I’m going to keep this post short, sweet, and to-the-point. Lot’s of people ask me if it’s really necessary for them to have a dedicated wordpress website, of if it’s alright if they build their website using something like Blogger or Wix. Here’s the bottom line: If you are serious about your website, and you want to see it perform at it fullest potential then you will experience FAR better results if you set yourself up with a full-fledged wordpress website from the very beginning.   What’s The Big Deal? The “convenient” websites like Blogger and Wix are great for people who just want to create a simple blog website that they can use to share their stuff with family and friends. Those websites are designed to be super easy to build and to flatten the learning curve. Essentially, those platforms are intended to be used as a hobby, and not so much professionally. The benefit to using websites like Blogger, is that they make it easy for a very large group of people to get online and get their message out there to people that they already know. Now, if you are interested in building a blog website with the intention of monetizing it, or if you are trying to attract a large audience to your website organically, then you would be very wise to set yourself up with a wordpress website right from the beginning.   5 Reasons Why WordPress is Best 1) Themes: WordPress website can take advantage of “themes”. This allows you to quickly and conveniently change the over all...
How To Earn Money By Working At Home

How To Earn Money By Working At Home

How To Earn Money By Working At Home I’ll show you how to earn money by working at home. You can wake up on Monday morning and not feel the obligation to get out of bed and rush off to work. I know I felt that way when I was working a typical 9-5 job. Actually, my last job was a bit more than that even. I actually had strange hours and obligations that were even more intrusive than what most jobs were. Often times, I had to go out of town for weeks at a time. There were plenty of times when I had to come in early, stay late, or even head in to work on the weekends from time to time. Thus are some of the disadvantages of having a management position. It’s also those disadvantages that were constantly nagging me and giving my thoughts of wondering if there was something better? There had to be something better, right? Well, or course there is. I just didn’t realize it at the time. I needed to learn how to earn money by working at home.   As Luck Would Have It… That last job that I had ended up disappearing all on it’s own. That was both good news and bad because now I was scrambling to find something else to support my family. I knew that I didn’t want to go back to the same misery that I had experienced before by just signing on with another employer. What I really wanted to do was go into business for myself. I wanted to work from home, on...
Telling A Story With Infographics

Telling A Story With Infographics

How To Make An Infographic To Earn Money Online Well, it’s a big graphic that walks someone through a process or a story by using mostly illustrations instead of text. The result can be that the user has a much more interesting experience and is able to follow along and maintain their interest more so that the typical text communication. To fully illustrate this for you, I’m going to be inserting an infographic below. What I want you to realize is that I can communicate a process or idea to you by using very little written words, and rather, let the graphic and images do the talking for me.   Alright, ready?   Here goes…           Alright, what did you think? Pretty cool how that works, right? As you can tell by the graphic, it’s purpose is to inform people of the benefits of taking my course so that they can learn how to make money online. The thing is that I don’t have to go into deep detail about the opportunity because the infographic tells the user about the step-by-step process of creating online income by leading the user through the process in a very seemless and easy-to-understand manner.   How To Make Infographics I made that infographic using a service called PiktoChart. It didn’t cost me anything because I used the free account, but there are other levels if you really want to make some super-fancy infographics. Anyways, I wanted to share that cool resource with you. There really aren’t that many people that take advantage of infographics so if you learn how...
How Can I Start My Own Online Business

How Can I Start My Own Online Business

How Can I Start My Own Online Business For Free? When you’re just beginning a journey, there is a lot of fear and uncertainty that typically accompanies you at the early stages. The reason for this is because you just don’t know what you don’t know. You see, once you’ve push through the difficulty and the challenges that go along with starting something new and unknown, things have a way of gaining clarity. There have been several big times in my life that I recall feeling the anxiety of not knowing what to expect from the new direction I was headed. For instance, I remember when I decided to leave my previous career as a Design Engineer. It was a bold move for me to quit my job – especially at a time when the unemployment rate was at an all-time-high. Still, I knew it was the best move for myself and my family. With that new direction came all kinds of uncertainly and doubt, but I still know that I had to press forward because the promise of becoming a self-sustained entrepreneur was one that would ultimately give my family a better life and more freedom than we had ever known. It was a scary leap of faith – but one that I knew I had to take if I really wanted better things from this life. It’s those moments that you are faced with making those life-changing decisions that I think will have he greatest effect on how you shape the life that you really want to live. You don’t get that many moments in life to really...
Affiliate Marketing Is Difficult

Affiliate Marketing Is Difficult

Affiliate Marketing Is Difficult I hear this a lot. I wanted to write this post to give some feedback on my thoughts when I hear people say such sweeping statements about Affiliate Marketing. Most things in this life of ours that are worth doing, will have some element of difficulty about them. That’s just the way it is. Affiliate Marketing is no different. Yes – it’s a low-barrier-of-entry business, but the truth of the matter is that Affiliate Marketing is difficult. Now, let me quantify that sweeping statement a bit – When you first start off in this business, there are lot’s of unknowns. It all of the stuff that you don;t know that gives this business it’s difficulty. If there were a step-by-step process for helping you build your affiliate marketing business from beginning to end, then that element of challenge would really be eliminated entirely. Unfortunately, there is not such thing as a blueprint to success in Affiliate Marketing.   Why Is Affiliate Marketing So Hard? For most people I think they struggle because they don’t have a support system in place that will assist them as they progress. This business is especially difficult for those who feel that they have to wing it, all by themselves, from start to finish. One thing I’m going to do right here is point you in the right direction so that you can be sure to have all of the support you need. If you are currently going solo in your Affiliate Marketing endeavors, do yourself a favor and join up with the Community at Wealthy Affiliate. That will give...
23 Best Online Marketing Blogs

23 Best Online Marketing Blogs

In the spirit of sharing great information, I’ve created this list of the 23 best online marketing blogs. Within these blogs is a goldmine of great information. I know what you might be thinking – Aren’t these guys “competitors”? Nah – not really. This industry is so vast, and there’s more than enough opportunity to go around. Plus, I don’t think about it that way. Instead I have an abundance mentality and I’d prefer to think that by being an open book and sharing everything I know about this business, that it will come back to be in one way or another. Having that kind approach and being open minded has always served me better that being closed-off. Since most people who read my blog and explore my website are hungry for great information about Online Marketing, it just seems right to create a resource that provides for that need. With that in mind, I’ve assembled what will be a great all-in-one resource page of other excellent websites. Without further ado, here is my list of the 23 best online marketing blogs by category – 23 Best Online Marketing Blogs   Blogs The Focus On SEO SEO Book For the longest time, this has been one of my primary sources for information regarding website SEO. If you already have a basic understanding of SEO, then it’s time to take it to the next level by learning from these guys. Distilled Another on of the top players in the field of SEO strategy. Great advice that can be applied today to see quick benefits from your organic search strategy. Search Engine Watch...
How To Find A Legitimate Work From Home Job

How To Find A Legitimate Work From Home Job

If you’re wondering how to find a legitimate work from home job, I may just have the solution for you. Granted, it’s not for everyone – I’ll say that right up front. However, for the person who is independent, driven, and is gifted with more of an entrepreneurial mindset, this “job” could change your life. Find A Work From Home Job There are unlimited reasons why someone might want to look for an opportunity that would allow them to make money from home. In my experience, including my own, I find that the reasons tend to revolve around the Job-Seeker being sick-and-tired of something in their life. Such as – Sick of commuting to work and getting stuck in traffic Annoyed with a tyrannical, micro-managing boss Working for FAR less money than your worth Tired of trading your time for money Frustrated with limited vacation time Unable to spend adequate time with family and friends Reaching the proverbial Glass Ceiling Animosities towards co-workers who aren’t pulling their weight Seeing things done the wrong way, the inefficient way, the stupid way. Indeed, the reasons are many why you are interested in finding legitimate work from home jobs. Just from that short list of reasons above, any one of those are justification to either have desire to completely jump ship, or be interested in finding a way to supplement your current income.   How To Find Work From Home Jobs The number of options you have available for solid work-from-home opportunities will depend heavily on your current abilities and skill level. The good news is that you would be surprised to see some...
Why Start Your Own Online Business?

Why Start Your Own Online Business?

Why Start Your Own Online Business? Well, the reasons vary broadly depending on who you ask. Everyone has different goals, needs, reasons, budgets, etc. So, to trying to figure out why everyone else wants to earn online passive income by means of creating their own online business would be less than fruitful. However, what I can do is tell you what my own personal reasons are. How’s that? Now, just let just tell you a bit more about myself real quick. Firstly, if you haven’t already you can view my “About Me” page to get a bit of back story, but what I’m about to share with you is more along the lines of what my current goals are that motivate me to continue building my online business. I’m the kind of person that really locks onto a target. When I decide I am going to accomplish something, and I seriously set my mind to the task – it’s going to happen. No doubt about it. Over the course of the last year or so, I’ve officially LOCKED onto a new target. This target isn’t so much a “thing” as much as it is an “experience”. Trouble is that this particular experience is one that will severely limit my ability to be around my computer and my internet connection. With that said, now I’ll tell you about my next BIG adventure that is a contributing factor that will help me build my business out even further, and even more automated. Are you ready for this? Here’s the 5-step plan… 1) Tune my business to pay me on auto-pilot. 2) Sell the...
Wealthy Affiliate Complaints

Wealthy Affiliate Complaints

Wealthy Affiliate Complaints There have been some pretty bad things said about Wealthy Affiliate. People get rubbed the wrong way or have a bad experience and they tend to lash out. It can get pretty ugly sometimes, and the trouble is that – sometimes it just tough to tell who really is to blame. What is Wealthy Affiliate? Well, in case you don’t know, they are a company that has positioned themselves to help people get their start in online marketing. They’ve got an impressive training program and they offer a lot of additional resources that are especially useful for people who are learning the ropes. Still, regardless of how great things look from the outside, people will still form their own opinions once they interact with a company – in some cases, it can get pretty nasty. The thing is that some people have had a bad experience with this company and I wanted to shed some light on those instances where people have less-then-savory things to say about them. Now let me tell you that complaints about Wealthy Affiliate are not all that common, but I still think it’s important to dig deeper into why some people have piped up negatively about their experience with the company.   My Involvement I’ve been in this business for nearly a decade now. I’ve seen the good and the bad from dozens of companies and products in this industry. Maybe it’s because I have this broader experience that I have personally not found any complaints with WA. I’ve had an account with them for years now. Personally I feel that I’ve gotten great benefit...