Are Online Educational Courses The Next Big Thing?

I’ve been wondering for a while now what the ‘next big thing’ is in terms of internet marketing and product creation, and how us bloggers / entrepreneurs can get in early.

7 years ago, it was smartphones. Big app developers became millionaires overnight as the mobile app market grew into a 10 billion dollar a year industry. A few years ago, Kindle and other eBook platforms took off and are still growing rapidly today. What’s next?

I think e-Learning is going to be the next big thing, specifically with video courses. Why do I say this? [Read more…]

Blogging For Money: Starting Your Very Own Web Business!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be releasing my first video course this week, Blogging For Money: Starting Your Very Own Web Business!

This course is loosely based off of my first book on blogging for profit, which has since been pulled off the shelves as I wasn’t satisfied with its quality. Blogging For Money: Starting Your Very Own Web Business has improved upon the book, adding additional detail and covering more topics.

The course will cost $97 and contains ~2 hours of video content. The version that will be published on this site will contain a number of additional bonuses, which I am still developing.

An alternate version will be available on Udemy and other similar e-Learning websites.

The various sections and videos are as follows: [Read more…]

Why Building A Business Around AdSense May Be A Bad Idea

I remember it like it was yesterday…

“Build up a site, throw Google AdSense on it, and collect checks every month!”

The funny thing was, that sort of idea was actually feasible not so long ago. If you had great content and could get people on your site, you actually could make thousands of dollars a month with AdSense alone.

If somebody told me the same thing today, I’d have to wonder what it is they’re going to try and sell me shortly afterwards, because making money from AdSense is not quite as easy as it was just a few years ago. Here are four reasons why building a business around AdSense may be a bad idea, and what I’d do instead if I were starting out today.  [Read more…]

HSMS 04: Can Blogging Bring Financial Freedom?

Summary:

In this episode of the Help Start My Site podcast, we discuss whether or not blogging can bring financial freedom, and if so, how we can realistically make it happen. Later, we talk discuss people’s concerns over privacy issues, and compare .com to other domain extensions when it comes to click-throughs on the search engine results pages.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Whether or not blogging can bring you financial freedom.
  • If so, how to realistically make that happen!
  • How you can get rich slowly but surely – even on minimum wage.
  • How to retire as soon as possible.
  • Why Google is being sued (again.)
  • How .com compares to other domain extensions in the search engine results pages.
  • The growth of Pinterest.

[Read more…]

What Does The Future Of Internet Marketing Look Like?

When you look back at how things have changed in the internet marketing world over the past 10 years, it’s pretty incredible.

I wasn’t making a living online in 2005, but I have spoken with many marketers who have made it clear that the game was entirely different back then. The internet was still relatively new, it was easier to reach people, and those who started content-rich websites could do well much easier.

Today, it’s completely different. On one hand, people are spending more time and money online than ever before. On the other, everyone and their dog is starting up a website and trying to earn a living from it.

This trend is set to continue, and as technology continues to advance, it’s interesting to see where we’ll be at in 10, or even just 5 years from now. Let’s take a look at what the future of internet marketing has in store for us, and how we can prepare for it now. [Read more…]

HSMS 03: Why Most Blogs Don’t Make Money + Keeping Control Of Your Business

Summary:

In this episode of the Help Start My Site podcast, we discuss why most blogs do not make money and where to focus your attention if you want to turn visitors into buyers. We also discuss how taking advantage of an update to YouTube this week will allow you to get more views on your YouTube videos, as well as the importance of keeping control of your own business.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Why most bloggers focus their attention in the wrong area.
  • What causes people to buy.
  • How you can make more money doing less work by taking advantage of automation tools.
  • How to retain your visitors and develop a relationship with them.
  • How to increase the number of views your videos receive.
  • The importance of keeping your business in your own hands.

[Read more…]

7 Things I Learned From Launching A Podcast

I recently spent a lot of time preparing the first two episodes of the Help Start My Site podcast for launch.

Having no previous experience podcasting, I was in for a huge wakeup call when I sat down to actually begin recording, and another shock later on when it came time to publish. If you’re considering starting a podcast sometime in the near future, you may just encounter some surprises. I surely wasn’t expecting any of these!

Here are 7 things I learned recording and launching the first ever episodes of the Help Start My Site podcast. [Read more…]

HSMS 02: Dealing With Negative People, Virtual Reality and Marketing, and Using Video To Increase Conversions

Summary:

In this episode of the Help Start My Site podcast, we discuss how to deal with negative people who attack you and your business. We also discuss how virtual reality will impact the future of marketing, and how using video can increase conversions.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How to deal with negative people that attack or bash you.
  • How virtual reality will impact the future of marketing.
  • How to use videos to increase conversions when promoting products.
  • Why brands are now posting more on Facebook than they are on Instagram.
  • And finally, some of the top articles I recommend checking out this week!

[Read more…]

HSMS 01: Introduction To The Podcast + My Story

Summary:

In the first ever episode of the Help Start My Site podcast, we dicuss what you can expect from the show in the future, along with an introduction to your host.

Links Mentioned In This Podcast:

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In This Podcast, You Will Learn:

  • Who I am and my story as an entrepreneur.
  • Why I started the Help Start My Site podcast.
  • What you can expect to hear in the future episodes of this podcast.
  • My ideas and plans for the future!

[Read more…]

What To Expect From Me This Year – Courses, A Podcast, And More!

Before you stop and check your calendar, let me tell you – yes, I am publishing this post three months into the year. Yes, 2015 is already one quarter over. Yes, most other bloggers published these types of posts at the beginning of the year.

So why the heck am I just getting around to it now?

Well, these past few months I have been extremely busy building up the backend of my business. This means building and tweaking my email newsletter and autoresponder sequence to increase conversions. While I’ll still be continuing to do this (and probably always will) I’ve finished the bulk of it and now have much more time to dedicate towards other areas.

On top of that, I have recently finished my largest book yet – The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business, Finance, and Life, which is selling well and has been loved by almost everybody who’s read it. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend reading this honest review of the book on Joy Healey’s website.

Finally, I’ve been automating a lot of tasks that previously required my prescense by utilizing tools such as HootSuite.

Many of you know that I am a workaholic and always like to fill time with more work. This is great news for everybody, because it means I can provide more to you by starting other projects. Now that I loosely know what my schedule will be like for this year, here’s what you can expect from me throughout the rest of 2015: [Read more…]