Working Online

My name is Mike Norris and I am here to help people like you that are starting a home business and most likely want to be working online. You are probably a little frustrated. I have maybe a unique experience in that I started making money pretty soon after I started online about 5 years ago. Not a lot but some nice part time income.

Then the wheels fell off. I was in the drop shipping business selling physical products several different ways. 90% of my traffic came from paid traffic, mainly pay per click. You can read more about what happened in different posts on the site.

About two years ago I decided to switch up and try my hand at affiliate marketing and blogging. I have made every mistake an online marketer can make. I am very non-technical. Most of you are probably in the same boat.

A lot of coaches and mentors don’t really understand that. Coaches that are technically proficient tend to leave out steps when they teach you something. They assume you know some things you don’t.

You buy a product that that shows you how to install something in 5 easy steps. Problem is you can’t get past step 2 for some reason. I now how you feel. Happens to me on a weekly basis. There are ways around this.

Enough of that for now.

My goal here is to provide you with quality information and to give you some insight into whom you can trust online to provide you with the help you need as you start working online from your home.

Or maybe you have already built a niche website and not making the progress you feel you are capable of. There is help out there. But you need the right kind of help before you waste thousands of dollars like I did and hundreds of thousands of others like me trying to make the easy money online.

Lets take this journey to full time employment online together.

Again this Mike Norris and I more than welcome your questions and comments below.

 

 

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Use Your RSS Feed To Get Traffic And Make More Money

Make More Money With Your RSS Feed

You may already know that RSS stands for Remote Site Syndication, but what does that rss feedmean to you and more importantly, how can you use your RSS feed to help you make more money?

Simply put, RSS feeds are written in a computer language called XML, a special mark up language much like HTML. This means that they have mechanisms included that identify structures in a document.

The structures define the content and how that content will be displayed within that document. RSS is what makes big news websites possible: RSS files are used to create a data feed which will deliver headlines, links or virtually any other piece of information to a channel viewer application, commonly called a news reader.

These feed readers are subscribed to certain RSS feed URL’s and constantly monitor them over the Internet, alerting the user when ever any new information has been added to the feed. So, how can you use this to your advantage as an internet marketer?

Easy Way To Build Authority – You’re Always One Of  The First Ones With Important Information!

Here are the most popular ways to integrate RSS feeds into your marketing effort:

. You can use RSS to supplement any email marketing you are currently doing, take advantage of RSS feeds to drive traffic to your blog or sales site or

. Create your own RSS feeds so your messages and information show up on thousands of websites, blogs and desktops online.

There are many marketing gurus that claim that email marketing is dead. I know that’s not true but with the increasing spam complaints and filters coupled with the threat of viruses originating from an email, more and more people are leery of even opening your email.

So even if you have a large email list, the likelihood of your emails being opened is becoming increasingly slim.

. With RSS, your messages won’t ever get filtered and they will have a much higher chance of actually being read vs. email. Your marketing results can only be better when people actually read your message. You can even incorporate autoresponders in conjunction with RSS.

. Including RSS feeds on your content site or blog allows you to add fully dynamic theme-related content to your web pages making your site or blog very popular with the search engines. The constantly updated content is exactly what the search engines crave and helps increase your search engine ranking, driving more traffic to your page.

. Probably the best way to use RSS to help your online marketing efforts is to create your own RSS feed. This way your information will be published on any website that is using the RSS feed you are supplying that information to.

There’s even automated software to submit your RSS feeds to the various directories that supply the feeds to marketers using them on their websites as described above.

RSS is still a relatively unknown method of driving traffic to websites, but is becoming more popular every day. As an internet marketer, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of this  technology before the rest of the online community jumps on the bandwagon.

 

 

 

 

 

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Make Money On Ebay In 2014

make money on ebayYou decided you want to make some extra money. You decided on eBay.  Now what do you need to do to  make money on eBay?

Things have changed for the better. More importantly what do you need to make money on eBay in 2014? The game has changed.

The Old Slow Way To Make Money On eBay

  • When you first start out making money on Ebay you need to decide on a product that you would like to sell. It is suggested that you start by choosing one type of product. This will allow you to become an expert with that product so you will be able to advertise and sell it effectively.
  • You will want to expand your product line as you become more effective marketing on eBay. You can try different selling and advertising methods until you find what works the best for your particular product or products.
  • You will want to limit the number of items you place on auctions. The goal of making money on Ebay is to sell your items at the highest possible price. If you are selling several of the same things at the same time, it will be much harder to get a high price for them.
  • Finding quality and unique items to sell and make money on Ebay can be difficult. Some sources are Estate attorneys who get requests from families to help dispose of the deceased items. Taking an ad out in your local paper and offer to take on consignment to sell could be a very good source of items and products.
  • You will want to charge a small upfront fee and or a percentage of the sale. By pursuing this avenue to gain products and items be sure and check your state and local laws to be sure you do not need to have a auctioneers license.
  • You may also find items from other Ebay sellers who have bought items in bulk or by the lot. They may have items they choose not to sell. If you make other sellers aware you may buy excess items of a certain product, you may have another source of  products.

Please Don’t Try To Auction Human Brains On Ebay

This actually happened by the way.

A couple of important points to remember as you’re attempting to make money on Ebay. Make sure you sell only legitimate items. If you are selling illegal or counterfeit items, and the real manufacturer or another Ebay seller or buyer reported you, Ebay would cancel all your auctions.

Do not allow friends, relatives, or even be tempted yourself to bid against other bidders on your auctions in an attempt to drive up the price. This practice is known as shilling and is illegal. Not only will Ebays fraud department shut you down. In some states the attorney general will bring criminal charges against you with the help of Ebay.

To help you make money on Ebay you may want to promote your auctions. You can do this with a personal web page just to promote you Ebay sales. You can also run a online store with links going back to your auctions.

This will give you a more professional appearance on the Internet and helps your customers a better idea of who you are. Finally a very good way to assist in your quest to make money on Ebay is build a mailing list. Send out email to your subscribers on a regular basis and promote your current auctions.

Currently there are approximately 500,000 people who are making a living on Ebay. Well over a million sell on ebay. This is because it is a efficient and low cost way to reach tens of millions of people. You can see there are many ways to for making money on Ebay. It is not a get rich overnight excursion.

Do not be fooled into buying guides that claim instant success. Many of these are just bought e-books or some are actually copy write protected articles reproduced without authors consent. Do you homework, expect to have some expenses, make a plan and follow it then you to will be making money on Ebay.

Using eBay To Make Money In 2014

Now I do none of the above. If you want to learn how to make a $100 a day without selling by auctions, having to search and find unique and/or quality items and all of the old school problems above just click here.

Using my way you never have to leave your home. NO going to the post office, yard sales, estate auctions or buying cheap products from local stores and hoping you sell them. Not to mention finding boxes, packaging the products, storing the products in your home and paying for shipping. 90% of my products ship for FREE

And I never touch them!!  I love it.

You do need a computer so you can do a little research on line. I can find 5 products and list them on eBay in an hour easily. You DON’T have to purchase products until after your customer buys the product.

You can learn my easy system in 2-3 days max if you have never been online in your life. If you have ever sold anything on eBay you will be up and going in 2-3 hours.

Click here to see what I do to make money on eBay in 2014.

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Why Getting More Traffic Will Solve Most Of Your Problems!

We Have Answers About Getting More Traffic

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Internet Traffic Formula Goes Live Today

Internet Traffic FormulaThe Internet Traffic Formula goes live today at Noon. I was able to purchase it in January but it was not released to us. This can change your business. Vick is the number one traffic guy in the industry. There will bonuses from him and me and a lucky 200 will get the system for virtually free. This man knows his stuff.

Watch my short video. I explain how you can get it for free if you quick enough.

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Let’s Get A Ton Of Traffic,

Mike
askmikenorris@gmail.com

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I Got A Big Gold Nugget Today

Every now and then you get a few gold nuggets. Well Vick was dropping gold nuggets all over the place in his free traffic videos when all of a sudden he dropped a bomb.

I am pretty sure probably 90-95% of the people reading this have never heard of it so I made a short video to let you know what the big gold nugget is in case you missed it. He explains it in detail in his traffic videos.

Watch them for free here.

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I hope you understand the power of this. It’s not for everyone. But it has the power to take your traffic to unheard of levels. Probably why this kind of thing is not let out by the big boys.

So there is a SECRET. 

Who would have thunk it!!!

Have A Great Weekend

Mike Norris

askmikenorris@gmail.com

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Blogging For Traffic

If you are looking for a way to drive traffic to your website, look to your blog. Blogs are an excellent way to communicate with your target market and invite them to visit your site.

Here are some tips you can use when blogging for traffic.

Post on your blog regularly; at least 3 times a week. By updating your blog on a regular basis, you are giving your readers a reason to keep referring back to your blog. If you are providing timely and informative posts, your readers will see you as an expert in your field.

They will turn to your blog as a way to seek answers to their questions. Posting regularly also develops a relationship between you and your customer. They will get to know you and trust your opinion.

By installing a feed burner onto your blog, you will make it easier to keep in contact with your customers. Your readers will be able to subscribe to your blog and choose to have new posts delivered right to their email.

There are several services to choose from, and you can get a basic service for free. Setting up the service is easy; you simply install a small piece of HTML code onto your blog.

You can also opt to have a “blog roll” or list of blogs your readers may find helpful on a resources page. If you put the link to another blog on your page, you can ask for a link back to your blog, too.

This can help widen your audience, as readers of others’ blogs will see the link to your blog and check it out. Just remember to keep your target market in mind. It doesn’t make sense to trade links with just any blog.

One of the best, and easiest, ways to drive traffic to your website through your blog is to link back to your site as you post. Each time you put a new article on your site, you can write a “teaser” post containing an excerpt of the article and include a “read more” link to the page on your site that features the complete text. Also include links to older articles that become timely again.

You also want to include links to your opt-in pages.

As you start practicing these strategies check your page stats and see how many visitors are coming to your site through links placed on your blog. You will get a better idea of what is working and will be able to increase traffic even further.

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Are You Having Trouble Getting Traffic

Are You Having Trouble Getting Traffic To Your Website

Genesis 20k formulaThe biggest question website and blog owners ask these days is “how do I get traffic?” It is definitely much harder with the growth spurt of the Internet or is it?

Getting traffic actually is easy when you get rid of all the stupid things you have been told in the past and decide to really learn traffic generation from an expert.

More on that later.

I am going to tell you about someone that gets as many as a 100,000 VISITORS A DAY

There are THOUSANDS of ways to get traffic to your website. Below are some of the most common methods that are taught or have been taught…

Most don’t work or by the time they do work you may be 6 feet under! In other words they are to slow. I’m 55 years old and I don’t have time to wait years for these traffic methods to get me enough traffic that I can make a good living…

Nope don’t have time for that.

But here are some methods that you can get a trickle of traffic from that 99% of the people will teach you. I have my own thoughts on why GURU’S would teach you these methods but I don’t have time for that here.

1. Learn Search Engine Optimization – this is probably the way that most people teach you to get traffic and probably the hardest too. Search engine traffic is highly targeted traffic people who are searching the web for a specific item. If they get to your site after searching for it, you’re almost guaranteed a visitor that may be interested in what you have.

The problem… SEO changes so much now that only true experts can keep up with it and it’s just to slow. Having said that I do still use keywords and try to do a little onsite SEO on my blogs posts although I am doing it less and less.

2. Get links from other sites – It’s important to get your site name out there.
So getting links from several other sites, even your competitors helps! I used to buy a lot of backlinks to help get my pages ranked better. Pretty much stopped doing that now also.

3. Post on Forums – When you post on highly trafficked forums, BE SURE to put your website link in your signature! This is a highly effective form of marketing, especially if the forum you are posting at is relative to your site content. I just have never done much of this. Another slow method that will take a ton posts to get decent traffic.

Nothing wrong with doing it if you have the spare time.

Notice time is a big theme here… Or not wanting to spend all my time on these slow methods to get traffic…

Be sure you understand I am not talking about getting rich quick here. But I don’t want to waste another 6 years on these puny traffic methods.

4. Use Email Signatures – Make it easy for your customers to contact you! When they write to you and ask for more information, be sure that you are using a signature with your site URL and name inside of it. That way if they want to retrieve it later, it’s easier for them than having to memorize your URL and open a web browser.

Common sense one but don’t expect much traffic from it. Good for people that are already connected with you in some way.

5. Join Facebook Groups – This is pretty much the same as forums. Join groups that pertain to your site’s content and advertise (but don’t spam!!) your site there. A lot of groups do not allow any advertising.

Some people use Facebook chatting to get customers. Just not my thing. Got better things to do than talk on Facebook all day. This will get you some customers if you get good at it. Not traffic really but customers are what we want anyway.

6. Post on free classifieds sites – Sites like Craig’slist or other free advertising classifieds sites will accept your site for free! Just do a Google search for “free classifieds” and you’ll see a ton of sites come up where you can promote your site!

You know this may sound weird coming from me but these sites can get you  traffic…

But not the free ad placements.

Again if you know what you are doing. I have used Craigslist and Backpage myself in the last year. I got traffic but that’s about it. Most people don’t know there are paid ads on Craigslist. These work the best. The free will get you some traffic if you have a good ad but no real customers. Just some traffic.

7. Buy Banner Ads – If your monthly budget allows, you can buy some banner ad space for your site. Find another site that pertains to your site’s content and ask them what their advertising prices are. In other words put banners on other peoples websites.

The mainstream  free marketing people will tell you this doesn’t work anymore…

Don’t listen to them…

Banners flat out work.

8. Hold Auctions – Ebay gets TONS of traffic a day, while you’re not allowed to post your site URL within your auction listings, you are allowed to put it in your “about me” page. So think about listing some of your products as auctions and advertise your URL.

Hmmm… definitely not going to get a lot of traffic. But I make good money on eBAY every month and I do no auctions. Wonder how? Click here for more information.

9. Offline advertising – Get custom t-shirts, bumper stickers, car decals, etc made for your site URL. Then whenever you are out in public, you are passively advertising yourself!

… Don’t waste your time or money on this one unless you got nothing else to do.

10. Write articles – Writing articles that pertain to your niche used to be an excellent way to get traffic. Just write a short, informative article of 5-6 paragraphs and submit it to any article directories that accepts article submissions and make sure that your article includes a link back to your site in your “author biography”.

… Due to Google changes writing articles is not that effective anymore. You would need more articles out there than 99% of us will write. Used to be good but there are more effective ways now.

11. Submit press releases – Even if your site is a small work from home site
(i.e. “Barb’s Candles”) it is newsworthy! Submit a press release about it. Actually you can get press releases written and submitted on Fiverr.  One will not do you much good. You need a new one every month about something on your site or that pertains to your niche.

12. Have Great Interactive Content – People will bookmark your site if you have interactive and dynamic content. Have polls, message boards, interactive games, news items, guest books, item of the day….whatever! Just make the site relevant and have good SUBSTANCE in your site content.

Now To Really Learn About Getting Traffic

How would you like to learn from someone that gets as many as 100,000 visitors to his site and 40,000 leads in one day.

You might want to read that again.

He has won every affiliate contest he has entered the last 5 or 6 years. I have known about him for about 2 or 3 years. He is only 29 years old and made over 3 million dollars online last year. He made over $700,000 in one month.

He is simply amazing. He uses a lot of techniques but none that were mentioned above. I take that back. I think he may buy banners.

He has some free trainings that you can watch here. They will open your eyes to say the least.

Most of the stuff he does is paid traffic. You can’t get the type of traffic he gets screwing around with free stuff. But the knowledge he has about conversions and sales funnels is worth it’s weight in gold. 

It’s worth to watch his free training and see how he explains traffic, leads and conversions.

I call him the traffic master. He truly is and I am soaking up everything I can get from him so I never have to worry about getting traffic again. As he says traffic is the easiest part once you learn how… Most of us never learn how!

Let’s Get Some Traffic!

Mike
askmikenorris@gmail.com

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Do You Have The Proper Mindset And Attitude To Make A Living Online

Do You Have The Proper Mindset And Attitude To Make A Living Online?

This is a great question and the answer is probably no for most of you. To make a living online it takes a stick to it mindset that most people don’t have.

They give up before they learn what it really takes to be successful or they figure it out finally and say I ain’t doing that. There has to be an easier way.

But there is not…

Most people start out online with affiliate marketing because it’s easy to get started, you don’t have to spend any money other than getting your website hosting setup and buying a domain. They then set up a free site with wordpress and start promoting products from Clickbank or wherever without any rime or reason to what they are doing.

So they screw around with that for 5 or 6 months and bitch because they have spent a grand total of less than $100, claim this internet stuff doesn’t work and quit because they didn’t make any money or get rich in 6 months.

It’s all a scam they cry…

You know what I tell them. “Yep you right it’s a scam.”

There’s Another Kind Of Person That Get’s Started Online

This person starts like the first person. Normally affiliate marketing…

But this person studies, joins memberships sites and buys lots of products. It’s not unusual for this person to spend 10, 15, 20,000 dollars on courses and training in 5 or 6 years.

They know how to do a lot of stuff but still can’t earn a consistent income online. They may make a couple hundred dollars some months but just can’t keep it going. Some of them may make a little money but never receive it because whatever they belong to has a threshold and most months they just can’t make it there.

Sound familiar…

But then a few… I think the number is like 3 % will finally “get it” and all of a sudden they are making 5 figures a month.

How?

Well one of two things happen and most of the time both of these happen at about the same time.

1. They find a mentor or coach that they connect with

2. They find a system that actually works for them

Now they know what they are going to work on everyday when they wake up. All of a sudden they are focused.  Before they would try this today and that tomorrow.

They would get up and search the internet for something they could try that day. Maybe Facebook and Twitter. Maybe Pinterest. Who knows?

Oh yeah they might make a blog post or two during the week.

They were just all over the place.

That was me and probably most of you are doing that now.

What You Promote/Sell Doesn’t Matter

Most people think they just need to find the right product to sell. That’s the least most important thing. As long as it’s a good product that people can use it’s okay. It can be physical products or information. Doesn’t matter.

People buy both. Heck look at what you buy. What’s in your house? In your office?

I have books and information products everywhere. That’s not even including what’s on my computer.

But the question I asked is what matters the most?

Do You Have The Proper Mindset And Attitude To Make A Living Online?

Do you really want it I guess is the best way to say it.  Do you want to speed up the process?

Do you want a system to follow so that you will know exactly what you need to do everyday? Regardless of what you are selling.

Do you want someone you can ask questions when you need to?

Are you willing to do the work?

Do you have an hour or two a day that you can FOCUS on your education AND take action. Just learning what to do will get you nowhere.

Education alone will get you 6 more months with little or no money coming in.

You have to take action. EVERYDAY. If you only have an hour or two you may have to do it 7 days a week… How bad do you want it?

Below is a short video from me.

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Work with me by clicking here

If you want  more information here is a Secret Hangout that will be held tonight. Watch it, learn and join. The 7 figure earner I talk about in the video above will be on the hangout.

Click here to get registered for the hangout.

If you can’t attend you will be able to watch the replay. 

Can’t wait for you to get started making money online.

Have A Great Day,

Mike Norris
askmikenorris@gmail.com

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USA Today Money: Should You Consider Starting A Second Business

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USA Today Money: Starting A Second Business Answers

Gladys Edmunds writes columns for USA Today Money about money and travel. In this article she answered a question that was sent in to her about starting a second business from home. The guy’s wife thinks he should just concentrate on his main business but he has a friend that wants them to form a partnership and start a second business.

Gladys gives him some thing to think about … “meet with your friend and get 100% clear on what his vision is of having a partner.”

  • Develop a well thought out plan that includes a marketing and sales strategy
  • Seek the counsel of a lawyer to help you
  • Seek the advice of an accountant to help you set up your books
  • Manage your time so that you spend quality time with your family and try to balance work with play

To read the entire article in the USA Today Money click here. I found it helpful in giving you basic points to look at before you start a second business.

 

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What To Read For Learning and Enjoyment

What To Read Is A Matter Of What You Love

What To Read May Also Be What You Need At That Time

I loved to read from the time I was a little boy. What to read was never a problem for me. Back then I read mostly about sports. It allowed me to dream. Dream about my future. Now most of my reading is business related and personal development. I still read my sports but it’s mostly done online by reading newspapers and sports websites.

Reading is an activity loved by millions. Yet there are those who have yet to discover the true joys and benefits of indulging in a great book. Whichever group you’re in, it never hurts to be reminded just how wonderful the written word can be!

If You Don’t Know What To Read…9 Steps To Help

1. Travel to exotic places. Maybe one of your life’s desires is to travel more but you’ve struggled in making it happen. * Not to worry – just pick up a book that tells about visiting various countries. Eat, Pray, Love is a fantastic example of how to “travel” from your armchair and fulfill your dreams.

2. Learn about obscure subjects. Although you may not plan to learn about unusual subjects, reading can actually help you discover topics that pique your interests and galvanize you to dig further into a subject.

3. Expand your mind about how others live. For many, their own culture is the extent of their sociological knowledge. However, there’s a whole world of people out there who think, behave and live differently from you. Wouldn’t it be fascinating and mind opening to discover how others live?

Reading has the capacity to introduce you to people from all the cultures in the world and all walks of life. Books like Princess: A True Story of Life behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia or The Joy Luck Club do just that.

4. Re-consider an opinion. Even though you might be a person whom others see as set in your ways or strongly opinionated, one joy of reading is that you’re able to really learn the underpinnings of either side of an argument.

Exposing yourself to another perspective you haven’t thoroughly pondered and learning how others present their cases is a surprising benefit reading can bring to you. Stories have a way of putting you into the shoes of another.

5. Recognize the humanity in others. Whether the stories you read are true or fictional, a special joy of reading is that you can better see and relate to the humanness of others.

Reading about a secret mistake someone made or a tribulation that someone weathered illustrates how we’re all connected in ways we may not have considered.

6. Use reading to relax. The serenity of reading may be matched only by activities like yoga or meditation. If you want to relax and experience serenity, try picking up a book.

Although not every type of book will help with this, find those that tap into that mood for you. A favored author or a series you love just might bring you a little closer to bliss.

7. Find peace. When the world gets loud and crazy and you’re not sure what to do, seek out your corner chair and grab a magazine. Whether you’re looking at Architectural Digest, House Beautiful or some other easy-to-flip-through journal, seek your much needed serenity through reading.

8. Calm your mind. Life can be pretty tumultuous. Your mind’s sense of calm can be disrupted. But if you use reading as an outlet, you’ll be able to find your balance and return to a more serene place.  Reading books or poems that center on nature will help you find a calm center.

9. De-focus from life’s turmoil. Reading can be life’s sweet escape, at least for a couple of hours. Regardless of the turmoil and chaos that may cross your path, you can re-focus your energies on reading an engaging book that’s full of adventure or laughter.

Reading rejuvenates, regardless of your situation. When you open a book, you open your life to endless possibilities for joy and serenity. Life will be more satisfying than you’ve ever imagined.

I have a question for you now….

How can you turn your love for reading into an income? Can reading be a business opportunity for you?

One of the basic tenants of starting a business that will last is to do something you love.

Just some food for thought.

Now what to read should never be a problem for you again.

Have A Great Day,
Mike

P.S. If you would like to know what I do to make a living online watch this video from one of my business partners.

 

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