RESOURCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS2019-08-14T08:54:23-04:00

A BETTER WAY TO START A BLOG IN 2019

According to Jon Morrow, a noted blogging expert, now there’s a new strategy to start a blog that is much faster, up to 20 times faster, than the old method – and still not well known.

For clarification, here’s the Old Method, according to Jon:

  1. Purchase web hosting

  2. Set up a new site through cPanel

  3. Create a new WordPress installation through Fantastico or one of their competitors

  4. Pick out and install your WordPress theme

  5. Customize your theme until it looks the way you want

  6. Install and configure caching plugins

  7. Install and configure backup plugins

  8. Add any extra functionality you need, such as social sharing, e-commerce, etc., by installing additional plug-ins

Unless you’re a techie, these steps can be overwhelming – and a huge reason why most bloggers fail.

Now, let’s summarize the New Method (for 2019):

  1. Check Viability

  2. Spy on Similar Blogs

  3. Test Ideas on Medium

  4. Switch to WordPress – The Right Way

  5. Set Up Your Site – The Right Way

Today, we’re going to focus on Step 1: Check Viability.

A common myth about blogging is the belief that a blog can be created about anything, but that isn’t true. Some subjects and niches just don’t transfer well as a blog. More than 95% of Jon’s students begin by targeting an audience that doesn’t exist. They start a blog around a niche that doesn’t attract any interest.

A good audience shares these traits:

Self-Identifies.

People recognize themselves right away. You have to use the words they use to describe themselves – almost always describing the symptoms, not the cause. For example, a blog about Guys Who Struggle Understanding Their Masculinity probably wouldn’t work well… but a blog about Why Guys Get Friend-Zoned would be much more relatable.



Grouped into Smaller Perspectives:

A blog about freelancers in general would be extremely hard to become successful – the niche is way too broad. Think of your blog as a room: If your targeted audience was in one room, would they all stick together, or would they separate into smaller groups of similar interests? Focus on a niche that is one of those smaller interest groups.

Has a Distinct Continuum of Expertise.

The most successful blogs are the ones with a lot of novices and just a few experts. You want to target beginners who are passionate to learn more about the subject.

Shares the Same View.

A blog about Parents is too broad to succeed, as there are so many subsets (mothers, fathers, parents of teens, parents of babies, etc.) to this subject. Instead, niche it down to one subset: Mothers of Teen Daughters, for example.

Connects on Social Media.

A blog about Erectile Disfunction will never survive, because men just don’t openly talk with other men about it on social media. You wouldn’t get much traffic from Facebook or Instagram.

Willing to Visit.

Millions of people suffer from depression, but there are no blogs targeted directly to depressed people. Why? Probably because reading about depression makes them more depressed! However, a blog that targets families of depressed individuals would be much more popular, as loved ones have a desire to learn how they can help.

Is an Ongoing Interest.

Have a blog that will guarantee repeat visitors, not something that targets a one-time event. A good example is Women who are Planning a Wedding. Your audience will only be interested for the time it takes to plan the wedding. Once the wedding happens, they won’t come back! This blog will have a lot of “churn” – people coming in, and people going out – and you really won’t see a change in growth.

Has Millions of People.

A blog about Women with Size 5 Feet would probably have a loyal following, but unlikely to ever be monetarily worthwhile because the niche is too small. For a blog to grow and be sustainable, it needs a potential audience of millions.

Qualifying your blog idea with these eight traits will serve you well to know what is potentially viable to start a blog.

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Habits like blogging often and regularly, writing down the way you think, being clear about what you think are effective tactics, ignoring the burbling crowd and not eating bacon. All of these are useful habits.
Seth Godin

TAI LOPEZ AFFILIATE PROGRAM

For those who don’t know about Tai Lopez, he’s one of the world’s leading and trusted business influencers who offers several entrepreneur-centric courses, all taught by either himself or other gurus such as Alex Mehr (founder of Zoosk), Adrian Morrison, Joe Soto, and the list goes on. Now he’s offering a way for others to cash in with his Tai Lopez affiliate program.

I’m currently taking his SMMA (Social Media Marketing Agency) certification course, and I have to say I’m very pleased.

Here are some more programs / products he offers:

Cashfloww

A few weeks ago I received a text from someone on Tai’s team personally inviting me to look into a quiet little program Tai started called Cashfloww. This is where others can sign on as partners to promote Tai’s products for a nice chunk o’ commission.

On the program website, Tai talks more about the program and guarantees I’ll make $2500 in 60 days, or he will personally refund my money. He doesn’t need my money. This whole program is just icing on his cake. Okay, I’m intrigued…

If that’s not enticing enough, he added another tier: His partners will also receive a commission on anyone who makes a sale through their own affiliate link. Hmm…

He’s quick to state that this is not an MLM:

“This is not multi level marketing because we only have a two-tiered affiliate and super affiliate system. There are not downlines and multiple levels where people are earning from other people they have never met.”

Okay, I get that. It’s only one level down, we earn a nice commission off them, very trackable and connectable, no hand-holding. Nice.

Full disclosure: The cost to get in is $997. Even if nobody bites in 60 days, Tai (aka Cash Flow Partner Systems LLC) guarantees a full refund. His reputation is on the line. What is there to lose?

Weighing Out The Risk

Now I’m naturally a skeptic about everything, but I’ve learned a lot of good stuff through the SMMA program. Last month I made over $2000 just by applying what they taught me.

Knowing Tai’s track record, plus with the guarantee he offers, I plunked down the cash to become a Tai Lopez affiliate.

It took a few weeks, but today I finally saw my first commission – $498.50! Woo woo! Getting there!

I’ve checked out all the programs in his affiliate program, and they’re all chock-full of good info. His technique is having simple, easy to follow videos. In the SMMA program, for instance, it stays evergreen with new updates on trends and technology – so I know I’m always getting the newest info by the top gurus.

Why Investing in Progressive Education Makes Sense

I have a hunch that he’s right when he says that education will continue to evolve beyond traditional platforms. Colleges fail to teach proven, practical skills for succeeding in business. With Tai, we learn from the real experts who have dug through the trenches to become millionaires.

In my opinion, with the ever-increasing cost of college and the many years it takes to complete school, people will continue to seek quick, affordable ways to become certified and skilled in business knowledge. Certifications and online courses will only grow in popularity. Tai has created a system that embraces the future of education.

To learn more and watch a free training, check it out here: cashfloww.com/biz

Let me know how it goes!

Disclaimer: Compensation is being provided by Cash Flow Partner Systems LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Cash Flow Partner Systems LLC or its affiliates.

At the end of the day, most people get what they deserve. Your world is a reflection of who you are and what you deserve. To get what you want, you have to deserve what you want.
—Tai Lopez

NO-COLLEGE BUSINESS CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Business certification programs: Want to get real business skills without going to college for an MBA?

Here’s the issue with college degrees and college education in general…

It doesn’t really guarantee you developed a skill.

So basically, when you enter the real world, you could be starting from scratch again.

And that’s the problem with a lot of business certification programs. You don’t leave with any practical skills.

So I’ve been trying to find an affordable way to learn different business skills. But I did not want to buy multiple courses from multiple people.

And after a ton of researching I finally found the solution.

It’s a platform where I can learn from and get certified by ONLY successful entrepreneurs.

These are entrepreneurs who’ve actually had success in business…

Unlike most people trying to sell their business courses or programs online nowadays.

So what did I find?

Knowledge Society. It’s a platform with multiple business certification programs for skills like digital marketing, business networking and service business building.

And all the teachers are actual experts and successful entrepreneurs.

Right now I’m going through the digital marketing certification program. And I promise you this is better than any college program.

Wouldn’t you rather learn digital marketing from Alex Mehr then a college professor?

Alex has actually spent hundreds of millions of dollars on ads building his businesses.

I have personally taken his SMMA courses, and he is one of the best.

If you know any college professor who’s done that, let me know.

So if you’re interested in checking out Knowledge Society…

Then check out this video here to learn more: knowledgesociety.com/biz

You won’t regret it.

Disclaimer: Compensation is being provided by Cash Flow Partner Systems LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Cash Flow Partner Systems LLC or its affiliates.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
—Benjamin Franklin