How to be successful online – 3 top tips

My 3 top tips for online success If you were to ask me (short and sweet) the three most valuable things I've learned through my Freelancing and Affiliate¬†Marketing businesses, they would be: #1 Never lose focus Losing focus is the big mistake that everyone working online (including myself) makes. It's understandable. There's so much information out there that it can be tempting to jump from one idea to another without making real progress in any of them. I hate the term "shiny object syndrome" but it does sum up the problem nicely. Don't be all over the place, remember FOCUS¬†- Follow One Course Until Successful I've achieved my best results and built my businesses most successfully by being laser-focused on one thing at a time and concentrating on it unill it's working. In practical terms this means Decide on your business model - freelancing or affiliate marketing Decide on your product or…

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Freelance writing jobs for beginners – My Freelance Paycheck Review

In this post I'll take a deep dive into freelance writing jobs for beginners and reveal the truth about making money online as a freelance writer. I'll cut through the BS because, as you know, that's what I do here at FYF. You'll discover what to do next if you're serious and want to kick start your own freelance writing career. IMPORTANT: What I'm about to reveal in this post IS NOT the same old rehashed nonsense from someone who has never been a Freelance Writer or made a single penny writing for money online. I know this stuff inside out, I've been doing it for years and make $1,000s every month from my writing. I'm not saying that to impress you, just to assure you that you can take what I say seriously and, even more important, you can act on it with confidence. Read this post to the end. If…

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Google SEO basics: how to win every time

There's a ton of information available online that covers a whole host of Google SEO basics and it can be conflicting and confusing. However you approach getting better Google rankings, there's one essential, basic principle you need to understand and apply and that's: Give Google search users the best experience possible. This is critical, absolutely critical. Google states it, a lot of people have heard it, but not everyone puts it into practice. If you take nothing else away from this post, get this principle firmly fixed in your mind, let me explain why. Google SEO basics - user experience aka getting the right result SEO is changing and it's changing for the better from the user's perspective. Put yourself in the shoes of someone doing a Google search for a moment. Say you type something into Google like "am I having a heart attack" - that phrase actually has 54 searches…

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Top 20 free stock images website recommendations

Are you serious about marketing your affiliate business, your website, and your brand? If so, it's highly likely you'll be following a content marketing strategy to draw prospects (visitors) onto your website via your blog where you can provide value up front to show your expertise and gain trust. This is what separates you from the thousands of would-be marketers out to make a quick buck. This is how you build a long term, sustainable business. BUT, what is a blog post without a picture or two to make it really shine? In this countdown of my top 20 free stock images website recommendations, I'll show you where to get your hands on stunning images for free, gratis, nada. Now you have no excuse not to make your blog posts the best they can be. EXPERT TIP - when you upload your images to your blog post, don't forget to use your…

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Will Google find duplicate content your website shares on Medium.com?

Are you worried Google will slap you with a hefty penalty should it find duplicate content your website shares with other authority sites such as Medium.com? Let's face it, you work hard enough to produce valuable content, so you definitely want to get the maximum bang per buck for your efforts. The more places you can share it around the better, and Medium is a great example of the kind of site that could expose your work to a whole new audience. The problem comes when Google finds your content on Medium and also on your own website - surely you're just asking for a Google slap for not having totally unique content on your own site, right? Don't panic I have some very good news for you, but first, let's look at Medium and why it can do your affiliate marketing business a whole lotta good! What is Medium.com and how…

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Make money internet marketing or freelancing

You probably know by now there are many different ways to create a life-changing income online; you can make money internet marketing, try your hand at freelancing, open an online store selling physical products, podcasting, blogging - the list goes on. With so many choices, it's easy to get confused, frustrated and overwhelmed with all the conflicting information and options available to you. That's why in today's post I want to zero in on just two methods of making money online that have been successful for me. In this post I'll explain: - Which one of the two you should choose to get started. - Why (depending on your current situation) you should choose one over the other. - The pros and cons of each method. - What to look out for if you want to avoid wasted effort and failure. - What "delayed gratification" is and why you need to get…

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Make money online fast – in just 48 hours!

Do you want to make money online fast? If you answered yes, you're not on your own. When you get started out trying to make money online, making that first few dollars can be all you need to inspire you and convince you that earning cash at home, from your computer, is real and doable. And, I promise you this - you'll never forget the first dollar you make online, it's a great feeling. So, how do you make money online fast, well I'll come to that in a moment, I'll even let you have a free copy of an eBook I wrote that shows you how to do it, but first... Making consistent, job replacing money online requires work I'm not going to BS you (you know me better than that by now). Sure, I can show you how to make some quick cash to get you started. But your endgame…

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Passive income online – the truth

It seems the holy grail of internet marketing is the idea of making passive income online, and of course, that's something everyone wants - well wouldn't you? The question is, does such a thing exist, how easy is it to achieve and is it a realistic expectation for your online business. Let's face it, if it was that easy to achieve, everyone would be doing it - right? And that's the point. "Passive income" is definitely achievable, but not that easily. With that said, the result, if achieved, is worth any sort of effort to get there. It's got to be, just imagine making money while you sleep what could be better? Okay, slow down. Before we get carried away here, let's look at something we'll call delayed gratification, it's an important concept. Passive income online is not instant riches You'll have often heard it said that a doctor or attorney will…

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Entrepreneur tips – give to receive

One of my most lucrative entrepreneur tips Whether you're an affiliate marketer, freelancer or any other kind of online entrepreneur, providing value upfront is one of my key entrepreneur tips. It's absolutely the best way to: Get new business Get more business from existing customers Keep customers longer Increase customer lifetime value Make more cash! Here's an actual example of how doing just that made me $5,000 in my business yesterday. My customer had no business for me Several days ago, I sent a message to one of my customers in my digital marketing business asking if they had any business for me. No reply. I knew Jonathan was a busy guy, so I figured he just didn't have time to reply. I also knew that sending out an email simply asking for business is not such a good idea in any case, but I was busy and just dashed off a…

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Email marketing is dead – NOT!

You better believe it :) It's important to make sure you turn visitors to your website into email subscribers, period. I'm seeing a lot of talk about email being dead and the latest flavor of the day seems to be Facebook messenger. To be honest, right now I can't stand FB messenger! I have it on my cell phone and I find it clumsy, confusing and not at all intuitive. That said, there are still many things on Facebook itself that remain a mystery to my (highly logical) brain. But, putting all personal prejudice aside, there is good reason, very good reason, to double down on building your email list. Are your visitors leaving without meeting you? I read a blog post on Wealthy¬†Affiliate today that struck a chord (I'm a premium member) and I wanted to share it with you. The author asked the question "Are your visitors leaving without meeting…

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