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.

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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!

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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!

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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…]

How To Come Up With Blog Post Ideas – The Ultimate Guide

Coming up with new blog post ideas can be difficult. While at one point you probably had hundreds of ideas you could’ve written about, those ideas are all gone and now you’re left with nothing. Don’t worry – it happens to all of us at one point or another.

However, it’s extremely important to have a reservoir of great blog topics, so you can spend more time writing and less time brainstorming. Here is the ultimate guide to coming up with great blog post ideas, so you’ll never be without an article topic ever again.  [Read more…]

Why Are There Bad Blogs Doing Better Than You?

If you’ve ever taken the time to analyze other blogs in your niche, I’m willing to bet you’ve come across some that are doing quite well, but absolutely suck.

Their content is sub-par at best, does not go into anything specific, and is barely written in English.

Posts are short and unhelpful, ads are everywhere, and you couldn’t imagine why anyone would bother to spend time on their site when there are so many better alternatives available.

Yet, despite the fact that the website is absolutely horrible, the website is outranking you and is attracting far more visitors than you could imagine receiving. How exactly are these low-quality blogs doing better than you?  [Read more…]

How To Turn Your Blog Posts Into A Kindle eBook

Every blogger should try their hands at Kindle publishing at least once.

Income from blogging is far from passive.  When you stop working on your blog, traffic slowly but surely dwindles away to nothing. New sites emerge and take over your rankings, sites with your links go offline, and your business dies.

Kindle publishing is not this way. Books are forever, and Kindle publishing comes about as close to passive income from writing as you can get. As long as your eBook is live on the Kindle store, Amazon will continue selling it to people.

Here’s the problem. Many bloggers want to write Kindle books, but do not feel that they have the time to do so. The time they do have is spent writing blog posts, marketing their content, and trying to sell. What they may not realize is that they may have already written most of the content they need for a book, they just need to organize, refine, and publish it.

This article is going to teach you how to turn your blog posts into a Kindle eBook, and publish it on Amazon for easy leads and passive income. [Read more…]

Announcing My Next Book: The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business, Finance, and Life!

EDIT: The book is published! View by clicking here! 

I’m very pleased to announce the upcoming release of what I believe to be my best creation yet – The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business, Finance, and Life.

While aimed for younger entrepreneurs (students, or people who have graduated college only to find their degree is worthless) the content within this book will be beneficial for anyone looking to create a business. The book is not just about business however – it also covers other important aspects of an entrepreneur’s life on the road to becoming rich, including personal finance, investing, and moving into the real world.

This book is quite different than my other book, as it focuses more on the business backend and finance, where my other book focuses more as an introduction to blogging. This book is also 2.5x longer, coming in near 35,000 words, around 150 pages! It’s an incredible value at $9.99, as many other authors on this subject charge way higher prices for less than half the content.

For the right person, this book is an incredible investment. While the book on its own will not make you a success, if you actually utilize the knowledge within the book, you are already ahead of most other entrepreneurs and have a way better chance of achieving your goals. [Read more…]

How To Write Blog Posts Quickly And Productively

No matter how talented you are, how experienced you are, or how much money you’re making, every entrepreneur and blogger has the same problem:

There are only 24 hours in a day.

Factor in your human needs and obligations and you’re left with a relatively limited time to work hard and get stuff done.

Unfortunately, there is absolutely nothing that can be done to change the flow of time. Therefore, it’s important to make the most out of the time that you’ve got, and save as much of it as possible.

Here are 6 ways to write your blog posts more quickly and productively, allowing you to free up more time to market them and make more money! [Read more…]