Easy to Follow Site Flipping Strategy

Here is a simple, straightforward and powerful site flipping strategy that you can use to make money online fairly quickly and easily…

1) Find a niche for the site

There are many different ways to do this but one good way for sites you are going to flip is to go to Clickbank.com and look at what’s selling there. Check out the top 5 or 10 products in each category to get an idea of what’s selling in many different niches. If it’s high up on the list then it’s obviously selling well, so you could choose one to build a site around.

2) Research the keywords

I just use the Google keyword planner tool because it’s free, easy to use, and works well enough for me. You can use another tool if you want but there’s really no reason to. It’s totally up to you.

Look for keywords that relate to the niche you chose above in step one. For example, if you chose the weight loss niche because of how well the products are selling on Clickbank, you could use keywords such as:

weight loss tips
how to lose weight
healthy weight loss
fast weight loss
natural weight loss

And so on…

Choose maybe 10 to 20 keyword phrases that you can base your websites articles/posts around. You will also need to write the articles or hire someone to write them for you, so you can post them on the site as soon as you get it built.

3) Register your domain

Now it is time to register your domain name. I recommend GoDaddy.com for that simply because most of your potential buyers will either have an account there, or will at least know what godaddy is, so it makes it much easier to transfer for free.

You should always try to get a domain name with the main keywords in it or something relevant. For example, using our sample keywords from above you would want to register something like weightlosstips.com if it was available. You can also check .net and .org to get a good domain, but get a .com if you can. Anytime you can get an exact match domain for your keywords you should always do it. Only add extra words when necessary.

4) Build the site

I’m assuming you already have a web host if you are looking into flipping websites, but if you don’t then I highly recommend HostGator.

I usually just use the wordpress.org free publishing platform (this is different from their wordpress.com version so don’t get them confused) to build the site/blog because they are popular, free, easy to install, have a lot of great plugins, simple to use, have tons of themes to choose from, and so much more. Basically they are perfect to use for building sites to flip. Plus, if you do use hostgator then you can easily install wordpress with just a few clicks of your mouse.

Once you have the site live you need to add the content that you wrote up in step two.

5) Promote the site

There are a few fairly quick and completely free things you can do to promote the site to start getting some traffic to it and maybe even make a little money from it. This is a very good thing to do before you flip it because it looks great to potential buyers and can really increase the value.

The first thing I recommend doing is to submit a few articles to directories. This is a good way to start getting traffic and building backlinks. You should write maybe 5 good quality original articles and submit them to ezinearticles.com as well as a handful of other top article directories. Be sure to put a link or two in the resource box to your site.

Another thing I recommend doing is social bookmarking the site and the articles you posted. This can be done quickly and easily with social media services such as imautomator.com or socialmonkee.com or several other social tools out there for free or a very small cost. You can also just do it manually. I’m sure you already have Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Reddit, Delicious, and other accounts of your own. How much traffic you get from this depends on a number of factors, it could be a lot or very little, but it’s definitely worth taking the time to do.

Finally, you should find several blogs and forums related to your niche, and post comments on them or replies to threads. This is another way to get several free backlinks and traffic for very little effort. And it will look good for your auction when you sell the site. Be sure to only post legitimate replies on posts that are relevant to the niche of your site.

Of course, you can do as much marketing as you want. The more the better. But this should be sufficient to help increase the value for a site flip.

6) Build Web 2.0 support sites

Use blogger, tumblr, livejournal and others to build smaller support sites that link to your site for more backlinks and some extra traffic. This goes along with promoting the site in step five but it takes it a little further and looks even better to potential buyers. Plus, you can include some of these web 2.0 support sites in the sale if you want. Not all of them allow you to transfer to new owners but some do.

7) Site maintenance

This is an optional step. If you plan to flip your website immediately then you can skip it. However, if you plan to continue to build several sites for selling at a later time then this step is important.

Monitor and maintain the site to see if traffic and rankings are increasing, and if it starts to make money. If not, you can do more promoting of the site as outlined in steps five and six as well as using other internet marketing strategies. The more traffic, higher rankings, and earnings you can show the site has — the more money it will be worth.

8) Flip it

Selling it on Flippa.com is likely your best option for a quick flip like this but there are other marketplaces you can also sell it on if you want. The amount you get for each site will vary greatly based on several factors. It’s impossible for me to tell you right now how much money you will make from each sale. It can be a lot, it can be just a little, or you might not be able to sell some of them at all.

If you really want a rough ballpark estimate, I would say you can probably get around $300 for a site you built from scratch following the steps above without doing anything else, and much more for an established site. But as I said, it’s hard to tell, and you will certainly get much more or much less for different site flips. Either way, it can be a great way to make money online considering the actual time and effort needed to work this simple site flipping strategy.

Posted in Make Money Online

How Many Business Failures Have You Pushed Through?

What is one of the things that virtually all highly successful people have in common?

They have failed many times!

But the difference between them and most other people is that failure didn’t stop them. They got up, dusted off, and pushed through it – time and time again – until they succeeded.

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~Thomas Edison

Yes, every failure is one step closer to success! Even those who are incredibly successful people or businesses still fail all the time. Google is one of the most successful companies in the world and they continue to have failed projects all the time. The same goes for Microsoft, Apple, Ford, Dell, and just about every other huge corporation.

Look at Donald Trump, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and most other huge names in business… They all had their ups and downs, but became incredibly successful because they didn’t quit. I’m obviously nowhere near their level but I have built a successful digital marketing business, and I don’t think I could even begin to remember all the failures I’ve had leading up to this point. I’ll almost certainly have many more in the future as well. That’s fine with me because I know that every time I fail at something, I am that much closer to succeeding the next time or the time after that.

“Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~Thomas Edison

When you are going through hell just keep on going! You will come out at the other end a better person and more successful in many ways. You will fail at many things in your lifetime. That is an unavoidable fact of life (and business). But what separates the winners from the losers is attitude. Winners push through failures until they are successful.

Never give up! You only truly fail when you quit trying. Some internet marketers become successful in a matter of months, but the vast majority take years to do it. Even the “overnight success” stories usually took a LOT longer than most people realize. Do not get discouraged if your internet marketing business isn’t at the level you thought it would be at this point in time. We’ve all been there. Just keep going until you are where you want to be.

I’ll never forget something one of my mentors told me when I was first starting my online business years ago. He said, “failure is not permanent, and neither is success!” His point was that you should never give up when you fail at something and you should never become complacent when you do find success.

Posted in Business

The Rich Jerk Review – Perspective from a Long Time Internet Marketer

Review of the Rich Jerk

Whether you are new to internet marketing (IM) or been in the business for a long time, you have almost certainly heard of “The Rich Jerk” program.

I’d even be willing to bet you have already bought it or you are planning to. Period. You know it and I know it. I’m trying not to be too overdramatic but it’s hard to deny that this is one of those rare don’t-want-to-miss products! You probably don’t even need a rich jerk review because deep down inside you are already sold.

I bought it twice (yes, 2 times) — the first time when it launched more than a decade ago and again when it relaunched this year — and I am convinced that this is one of the few money making products that virtually everyone can benefit from at all levels. I truly believe that to be a fact. My review of the rich jerk is absolutely positive! I’ll tell you that right now as a spoiler alert. But please proceed…

Before you get too far, you might want to check out the Rich Jerk sales page, if you haven’t already. It’s insane!

The New Version of Rich Jerk Was A Monster Launch!

Be prepared because you’re going to be hearing about it high and low from every guru out there, if you haven’t already, which means… wait for it… there is a healthy affiliate commission for the marketers. While I can’t comment on that commission split, I know it’s significant. So, shouldn’t that mean you should steer clear of buying this?

No, actually, not in this case! It means that these guys know how to do internet marketing right, as having an army of affiliates is one of the most productive things an internet marketer can do for a big launch.

This actually tells you that these guys know what they’re doing. Respect to them for understanding the process of how the niche works; big time affiliates are critical to a big launch.

Should you pay attention to most products that come out in the IM space? Absolutely not! I’d say you should skip about 98% of them. But the Rich Jerk is a truly rare cut above the rest. Dating back to the original version, it has a long history of producing real world results, a very, very long history – it has a lot of changed lives and will continue to do so.

And with such a low entry price point most people will easily find the cash to invest. For those of you who aren’t yet fully ingrained in the internet marketing community, you might be a bit confused by this launch, and the sheer audacity of it all. Hang with me and let me bring you up to speed on things really quick…

Who Is The Rich Jerk And Why Should You Buy It? (Even After Seeing That Crazy Sales Page)

The guys behind this system are very much the real deal. Sure, the rich jerk is a fictional persona, but the knowledge contained in the product is very real and life changing, as you will discover immediately after you buy the course.

Yes, they are serious, and no, they are not serious. Confusing, huh? What I mean is that the team over at The Rich Jerk is serious about helping average people get access to life changing online marketing information and tools, but no, they are not serious when it comes to creating their sales page. It’s all in good fun and meant to be shocking.

I personally think the sales page is an absolute riot. If you’ve been in the make money online, internet marketing, SEO, or affiliate game for a while this sales page will smack you right in the funny bone. You know how refreshing it is for something to be different.

No, it is not meant to be serious, and it is basically the opposite of every “how to earn money online” sales page you’ve ever seen. I get it, and I like it. I hope you did too. If you didn’t then maybe you are taking yourself a bit too seriously. The absolute over-the-top-ness is hysterical.

But, it’s not all for giggles, there is some serious stuff contained inside the course. The income claims made by many of the top IM folks in the world on that sales page are the real deal. As you may or may not know The Rich Jerk is one of the most successful internet marketing products ever sold.

It really did launch the careers of a lot of the top internet marketing professionals and gurus we all know today back when it originally came out — And this new version is even better!

People in the SEO and make money online world have gotten used to very high priced products, so much so that a few might want to overlook this course due to its lower price. But, we would warn against that, because for your measly investment you’re going to learn a lot of golden nuggets in the course. And as you know a few golden nuggets are worth thousands of dollars in our industry.

What Exactly Is Contained In The Rich Jerk Course?

Well, I can’t give you specific details, but I can say the program is broken down into several modules. The main ones are:

  • SEO Training
  • Facebook Marketing
  • Launch Jacking

(plus a whole lot more)

These are all very profitable and for the most part passive ways to make money online.

You don’t have to babysit clients or wait around for anyone. Just pick your niches, choose your products, create your sites/ads, and collect the cash. I think that’s a huge bonus for the average person who is just getting into online marketing. They shouldn’t be getting into client SEO or business consulting because they don’t yet have the experience and it’s a huge time commitment. The Rich Jerk system will let average person get up-to-date information on how to really kill it with SEO and paid traffic to earn money online quickly.

For those of us who’ve been around the block, we want in on this product because we know that these guys have tested the crap out of these methods and we’re getting a lot of expertise for a very appealing price. Higher level SEO and paid traffic courses that go into big time depth are often in the thousands of dollars, and usually still don’t give as much real usable information as the rich jerk program does.

If you’re looking to get into affiliate SEO to offset your client SEO, this would be a great product to pick up to get you heading in that direction. If you’re new to the whole online business realm this should be your very first serious product, do not hesitate to buy now.

As with any legitimate course, in order to get success out of it, you need to follow the methods to the letter.

Even if you already know SEO or Facebook ads, a lot of the stuff in here has never been revealed before, so take everything you know and put it aside to test the new and advanced methods within the course exactly as written. Nothing messes up a marketing campaign more than taking a little from here and little from there and trying to mix the two together. The methods are tested and they work.

Launch jacking isn’t really my thing, but I know you can make a lot of money fast with this method. I know many people that do. The caveat here is that, with the big launches, there is going to be some serious SEO competition for the top rankings. You had better know what you’re doing or forget about it… Which is exactly why you need this course!

If you have a list of buyers, prospects, or just people interested in internet marketing or making money online then launch jacking is definitely something you can have great success with. The tips in the rich jerk will be very beneficial to you in that area. You can also build your list while earning money on the internet, which will in turn help you make even more. Yes, you can also launch jack products outside the IM space as well. In fact, those can often be even easier and more profitable.

Anyway, there are a lot of other Rich Jerk reviews out there that are informative as well, and I have yet to see anything negative about the course, other than a few people who criticize the obnoxious style in which the Rich Jerk portrays himself, but that has nothing to do with the quality of the system itself.

I want you to succeed and applying the information in this program can definitely help you do so. That is why I recommend buying it now. This jewel is truly a must have for almost anyone in the online marketing industry or looking to get into it, and I don’t say that very often at all. I guess that concludes my Rich Jerk review. It’s extremely rare for me to recommend a product so highly. Yes, it’s THAT good!

Posted in Internet Marketing, Make Money Online

How to Build a Free Blog Network for SEO

This is a training video for how to build a private SEO network for free and dominate rankings! This is a free alternative to building a high PR blog network. Enjoy…

Video transcript for quick reference or reading along:

Welcome back to another edition of BAM internet marketing training. Today we are going to be talking about building private networks for SEO dominance, and how to build them for free.

Link building for search engine optimization purposes has become increasing difficult in recent years with all the Google updates and penalties they are handing out in their newly waged war on links. Quite frankly they’ve made it a pain in the ass.

But it can still be done and still needs to be done if you ever want to have any real SEO success. And doing it this way still works very well and is much safer than just about every other link building strategy out there.

First, let’s talk a little about why these private networks work and the reasons for building them for SEO purposes…

* How it works:

When one site links to another site it transfers “link juice” to that site. That in turn increases its rank in Google. However, not only does the link juice go to the initial site, it also goes to all the sites the initial site is linking to.

For example; 1000 links go to a website. That website then links to your site. The power of those 1000 links is then transferred from the middle site to your site. The power is slightly diminished but so are the risks of direct linking.

To summarize, if a site links to your site, you not only gain juice from that link, but you also gain juice from the links pointing to that site.

* The Reason for Buffer Network Sites:

You might be wondering… Why not just send all of the links to your main site?

Well, the main reason is simply because Google hates that – A LOT. In fact, sending a ton of links to your site quickly is just asking for a penalty that would completely wipe out all your SEO efforts and kill your site overnight! It can work very well for a short time, but eventually it would catch up with you and get you penalized.

This is why instead of linking directly to your site, you build mass amount of links pointing to buffer sites that then link to your site. This way you gain all the juice without risking a red flag in Google as explained above.

* How the Networks Are Built

Building each network is pretty simple and straightforward. Here’s how to do it…

1) Create accounts on various blogging platforms and web 2.0 sites to be used for the properties… blogger, wordpress, tumblr, Squidoo, livejournal, blinkweb, weebly, ezinearticles, wiki sites, etc… there’s a ton of them out there.

I recommend not using the same ones over and over again. You have so many options that it’s good to randomly use different ones for each network site so you don’t leave a footprint and you lower your risk in case any of them ever shut down or anything else.

2) Write content articles and make the sites relevant to yours. Anywhere between 300-500 words is fine. At least one article per site. The more the better for stickiness. Write them yourself if you are going for the totally free route. Or I recommend iwriter for purchasing good articles for this at great prices if you don’t mind spending a little money.

3) Build the sites you created in step 1 using the articles you have written in step 2. You will be building 5 sites on tier one that will link directly to your money site, and 10 sites on tier two that will link to each other and to tier one. All links are one-way and everything flows towards your site at the top.

4) Create a short video and upload to youtube with a link to your site. This doesn’t have to be anything spectacular. It can be a slideshow of pictures related to the niche or just you sitting in front of your webcam saying a couple paragraphs about the money site. 30 seconds is fine. That will link directly to your website in the description.

5) Send mass links to the 2nd tier so the juice will be transferred through to your site and also to the youtube video. This can be done through…

  • Article Submissions
  • Directory Submissions
  • Social Bookmarking
  • Blog Comments
  • Forum Profiles
  • Press Releases
  • Videos
  • Photo Sharing
  • Wikis
  • Microblogs
  • Trackbacks
  • Document Sharing
  • Web 2.0 Properties

…and many more!

It can be done manually and therefore completely free but it will take you a lot of time and effort. I recommend using something like GSA or SEnuke to save a ton of time by doing it automatically.

Obviously there is quite a bit of work that goes into each step above. This is just the simplified overview of how it is basically done. I’m not going in-depth on each step due to the fact that it would take quite a while to explain it all and this video would end up being really long. However, if you want more information just get in contact with me and I will be happy to discuss it with you.

This works really well for local SEO clients especially and lower competition keywords. I’ve seen it work for medium to a bit harder keywords as well. And the best part is that over time the network sites themselves also start to rank. So not only do you get high rankings for your own site but you also bump some of your competitors down as you take over more spots on the first page with your mini-network sites.

I’ve been using this strategy for a couple years now and it has worked very well, and still is today. So give it a shot right now. You can thank me later for your newfound SEO success and all the money you are making!

Posted in SEO

Making Money Blogging Basics for Beginners

There are literally thousands of people who are making money blogging right at this very moment, and hundreds of new blogs are becoming profitable every day. Yes, YOU can make money blogging, and it’s really not quite as difficult as you might think. Yeah, I will admit, it’s not the easiest thing in the world, but anyone can do it if they are willing to put in the time and effort necessary.

The first thing to remember if you are started a new blog is to stay away from the “Make Money Online” (MMO) niche. It is very hard to make money blogging in the MMO niche. There are many reasons for that but I won’t go into them right now other than to say the competition is fierce, profits are low, and it’s simply not worth the effort! Just take my word for it, you are FAR better off building a blog in a different niche.

There are thousands of easier niches you can tap in to and make money blogging about them. All you have to do is use a free keyword tool and do a little research. Start with things you are interested in or know a lot about, and go from there. You should be able to find a good niche pretty quickly. The more it gets searched for, the better. However, volume of searches is not the only thing you need to take into consideration. You are looking for niches that have a fairly large market with money they are willing to spend, and not a lot of competition.

You can find the first one with the Google keyword planner. It will tell you the approximate monthly search volume for any keyword phrase and how strong the advertiser competition is, and a bunch of other useful information. If there is a lot of advertiser competition then it’s usually a good indicator that the niche has profit potential.

Then, you need to see how much competition there is for that keyword phrase. An easy way to do that is to go to Google and search for it in quotes. The results will come up with sites that are using that exact phrase on their sites. You can see that number at the top of the search results page. You do want some competition, but not a ton.

Once you find a good niche then all you have to do is set up your blog and start blogging (writing). WordPress and Blogger are popular blogging platforms that are free and very easy to use. After you get some blog posts written and published you should start getting inbound links (backlinks). This can be done through article marketing, link exchanges, dofollow blog commenting, buying links on related sites, guest blogging, networking, site directories, social bookmarking, forums and many other ways. Be sure to learn about SEO before you jump into this!

Updating your blog often with quality content and getting relevant inbound links will increase your search engine rankings and start bringing in a lot of traffic to your blog. Once you have the traffic, you can put up some affiliate links, do reviews, sell advertising spots, publish Adsense, or any of the other methods there are for making money from a blog.

That’s pretty much all there is to making money blogging. Of course, this post is a very summed up and simplified guide for how you can make money blogging for free. But it is the general basics of how you do it. Use my tips as a guide and do some research for a more in-depth explanation of anything you don’t understand. You could have your niche picked and blog set up in a matter of hours, and be making money from it very soon.

Posted in Blogging

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