6 Ways To Improve Your Copy – Finding Ad Copy Inspiration

Viewmaster AdvertisingAny online marketer should be constantly examining ways in which they can improve their ad copy. The best way to find new inspiration for ad copy is to look at other ads and examine the trends that the industry is following.

Don’t limit yourself to modern advertisements either – there are a lot of lessons to be learned from the early days of the advertising industry as well.

You may well remember the Viewmaster – the company began in the late 1930’s, and what household hasn’t had one of these gadgets at one time or another? From it’s humble beginnings in 1938, who would have expected that the Viewmaster would still be on the market more than 75 years later?

Viewmaster trivia: Did you know that the military was a big buyer of the Viewmaster? During World War II, they purchased thousands of viewers to help teach artillery spotting and aircraft identification. [Read more…]

Getresponse & Email Series Secrets…

I’m going to let you in on a slick secret I use when writing my Getresponse email series. As you may know, Getresponse allows you to title your emails separately from the titles that subscribers see. So what I do, is add a prefix to my titles.

Now, I’m not going to give away my titles – you can subscribe to my list if you want to see the titles of my emails – but I wanted to share with you the first 30 days worth of prefixes… here they are: [Read more…]

Why You Don’t Earn Anything Online…

No DollarsThere is only one way to earn money online – put an offer in front of people who want that service or product, and convert them into buyers. There are, of course, many different sub-niches of how to do this… you could be involved in selling the traffic that people need, you could be selling your own info-product, you could be sending traffic to Amazon, you could be directly selling a physical product on Ebay… but all of these involve selling a service or product to someone

Now, there are only two reasons that you don’t earn anything online … and I’d like to delve into them to see if you can judge which of the two reasons you fall under. [Read more…]

Five Free Traffic Sources You Shouldn’t Be Without!

Getting free traffic for your website isn’t nearly as difficult as is commonly thought – but there isn’t any ‘push-button’ solution. You’re actually going to have to put some work into the task. But 30-60 minutes a day is all you need. I’m going to describe the 5 methods of getting traffic in the order that you should begin using them (at least, in my humble opinion 🙂 [Read more…]

Blogging For Money

Blogging PyramidThere are only two ways to earn money – by providing a service or by providing a product – every method of earning money honestly can be ascribed to one or the other. Blogging has become popular in the last few years – and is a very accessible way for the average person to provide a product which has many advantages. Here’s why:

Information has many tremendous advantages over hard goods:

  1. No cost other than initial production.
  2. Can sell the same product over and over.
  3. No shipping costs.
  4. No warehousing costs.
  5. Value is not predefined by the market (compare with a bar of soap – you know how much it’s worth!)

When it comes to earning money on the Internet [Read more…]

Start Here

If you do any reading, you’ll be familiar with the ‘Introduction’ to a good book – this post here is the introduction to BenHolmesOnline.com – just a basic overview of what this site is all about. I’m going to explain in just one long post what this website will do for you.

The Basic Problem

There are actually three major problems that most people face when trying to earn some extra money online – I’m going to detail them here from personal experience. I’m sure that if you’ve made any efforts to earn some extra coin online – you’re going to be familiar with these problems – but I don’t know your level of knowledge, so I’d like to stick to the basics… [Read more…]

Blogging To The Bank – Turning Words Into Dollars

John Chow The concept behind blogging for dollars is really simple. By putting up a website, and posting articles about interesting topics, you end up with traffic. The more articles you post, the more ‘keyword phrases’ you’ll end up being ranked for, and the more traffic you’ll get from the search engines.

According to Google, over half of all search terms typed in by visitors to their site have never before been typed in! This means that by merely typing in a wide variety of text on the topic of your choice, you have an excellent chance of appearing on the very first page of Google for unusual keyword phrases. This very site, for example, [Read more…]

Perfect Tools For Authority Blogging

Blogging ToolsHaving the right tools can make all the difference when you’re trying to begin a new online business… and make no mistake about it – creating an online authority website is a real business that will profit you greatly!

Some required tools, such as a domain name, hosting, and autoresponder – will cost you money. (they will also end up making you a lot of money!) Other tools listed here are completely free.

So without further ado – here are my recommendations in no particular order: [Read more…]

Finding The Perfect Domain Name

Domain NameThe first step in creating an authority website is to find the perfect domain name for your site. Unlike niche sites, where this can be quite difficult (trying to find a short name that includes your keywords), in creating an authority website this will be extremely easy.

My Recommendation – use your name. If your name isn’t available, simply add one more word to your name – as was done right here on BenHolmesOnline.com – use your imagination to pick a good word – such as ‘blog’, ‘site’, ‘live’, ‘home’, ‘101’, ‘advice’, ‘tutorials’, ‘plan’… you might try [Read more…]