Okay – so you’ve finally decided to install your WordPress – but you’re an absolute beginner. What now? Because installing WordPress securely is just a little tricky, I decided to install a complete site from scratch, and document here exactly what I did. So let’s begin: [Read more…]
Having 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…]
The 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…]
It’s a simple formula – Traffic + Conversions = Money.
And you want more money… you’re conversion rate should be fairly steady if you have a good money sucking funnel – so how do you get more traffic? It’s simple – stop relying on your own efforts.
Now, that sounds rather provocative, doesn’t it?
But it’s really simple when you think about it [Read more…]
One of the critical mistakes made by many online marketers is the inability to differentiate between tasks that they must be doing for themselves, and jobs that are best left to outsourcers. If you insist on doing everything yourself – you’ll get bogged down in minutia, and you’ll end up not making as much money as you could be making.
I’m an American, and with that statement, you can assume certain things about me – first, that my hourly income is high enough that it’s a waste of my time to do simple repetitive things such as creating Tier 2 websites… which can far more profitably be outsourced to [Read more…]
I’ve gotten emails from some people on my list asking for more information about free methods of driving traffic because they don’t have extra cash for Solo Ads. I can empathize, (or, as one famous politician puts it, “I can feel your pain…”) since I can remember when squeezing $15, $30, or $45 dollars for another Solo ad was something I had to budget for. I remember just how painful that was… I really did have to cut out some extras in my life to free up some money for Solo ads. So I really do understand the problem that some of my subscribers have. It’s far less painful to work with free traffic… But as I explain in my ebook, List Lightning – paid traffic is immediate, and free traffic is slow. [Read more…]
I always track 404 errors just on general principle – I like to make sure that my WordPress site isn’t having any problems – bad links, and so forth… so imagine my surprise when I crawled out of bed this Saturday, turned on my computer, and spotted this in my email: [Read more…]
Anyone want more traffic to your landing page?
If you have a decent landing page, then the one thing that makes you more money is to have more traffic coming to your site to be converted, right?
So I’m really asking a dumb question… of COURSE you want more traffic to your landing page.
Let’s review how to get traffic: [Read more…]
Okay – sometimes I just like to have fun. In my last post, I had a simple photo of a hand holding a pencil… let’s take a look at it… you see just an ordinary image that I picked up off the Internet… but before I used it, I loaded up my trusty Paint Shop Pro … an old version 7 that I bought many years ago and still does everything I need.
First I resized the graphic to what I wanted… [Read more…]
You Want Traffic …
- Without it, you can’t get people to join your list.
- Without a list, you can’t market to anyone.
- Without any marketing – you don’t have any income.
One of the ways to get traffic [Read more…]