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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How To Design A Blog – Don’t Stress Over It

You Know How To Design A Blog Now…It’s That Easy

how to design a blogIt is great that the phrase blogging floats around the internet day in and day out, but what if you have no idea of how to design a blog?  Maybe you don’t even know what blogging is.

Your blog can be a stand alone site or it can be a part of your website. In other words one of these could be your URL.
www.yourblogname.com  or  www.yourwebsitename.com/blog

You can decide for yourself which one you want.

The term blog refers to weblog.  Generally the most recent information on a blog is kept at the top of the page, as blog’s are dated log formats. A blog can be more of  a personal nature, for comment or web site material.

Often you will have commentary of other sites or links directing you to them. Most effective blogs are updated frequently. Sometimes as much as 2-3 times a day.

The very first weblog was back in 1993 it was the Mosaic.

This was generally a compiling of links that where kind of disregarded. It took until 1998 for they’re to be a mere handful of these so called blog’s in existence. The bloggers all knew each other and were swapping the links between each other.

By the year 1999 this term blog was starting to pick up pace, and as a result became a phenomenon. Once it became free to the public, it really took off and was a pastime that was an is still enjoyed by many.

Web logs were hand coded by developers on the web before software became available. The use of html was the main coding for this program, and the web designers at the time were pretty much the only ones that knew it.

How To Design A Blog Is Now More Critical Than Ever

We want our blog to make a very good first impression. There is a lot of noise and sleaze and crap online. We need to stand out from that. We need our new visitors to experience trust and authenticity when they land on our page.

There are multiple tools these days for the people that are truly interested in blogging. There are many different blogging platforms that can be found online.  Wordpress has become extremely popular.

It’s easy to set up. There are tons of free and paid templates to choose from. There is a free version and a paid version of WordPress. Your main blog has to be the paid format if you want to be seen as a professional.

You can switch templates whenever you want.

You can also pay someone to design your blog to fit you and your market. There are a ton of experts out there that will take your money to set up and design your blog for you. If you have the money and want a professional design go for it.

If you are truly new to blogging and blog design there is a great course I took that takes you from A-Z with videos showing you everything from how to design a blog to how to write different types of blog posts and get traffic.

You can check it out here

It’s just a great primer with no fluff from one of the world’s top bloggers.

Don’t Stress About Your Blog’s Design Though

Just pick a theme that looks good. They all are simple to use.

And I would use WordPress. Even though I said the design of your blog is critical if you are using WordPress and have an attractive theme you are good to go. Some people spend months trying to figure which theme to use.

That’s wasted time. Pick one and go for it… You can always change it if you need to.

Start putting good content out there for your readers. Don’t worry about how much traffic you have to your blog when you start.

Traffic takes time…

You want traffic that will favorite your blog and come back again and again.

The course above even has a getting traffic section for you.

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What’s Important To You? Look TO The Future…

whats important to youAfter I went to the gym yesterday morning I went to Barnes and Noble. I go every now and then to do a little browsing.

I normally order my books online but every now and then something catches my eye at the bookstore.

 

 

My real reason for going to the bookstore was to

browse magazines….

 

Specifically niche magazines… I am working on selling

physical products through Facebook ads and I wanted

to find a new niche that I am at least interested in.

 

It’s refreshing to break away from constantly recruiting

and selling everyday. Just put up some physical products

and collect the money when they sell.

 

But I am experimenting with the Facebook ads to see if

I can sell physical products this way. If I can make it work

I should be able to drastically increase the sells of my eBay

and Amazon stores…

 

Lots of SMART people are doing it this way so I decided it’s

time to try with the holiday season approaching rapidly.

 

So many of us get caught up in doing the same thing over and

over… We may think by jumping to the next hot thing we are

starting something new for ourselves…

 

Not Really…

 

We are really just doing the same old thing.  We may have a new

engine but we are doing the same marketing we have been doing

so nothing changes… No more sales than we had before.

 

That’s why I am REALLY trying new things. New types of marketing

that I have not done before…

 

Selling physical products and information products together. ..

 

Combining them… Yes you heard me right.

 

Where did I get this idea?

 

From really studying and working on myself the last few months.

 

At the bookstore after I browsed the niche magazines… think

model trains, die cast cars, etc.

 

Then I found myself in the Self-Help section… Hey I never go there.

Somebody I know might see me there.

 

Then I ventured over to the audio section… not fiction books

but business and self improvement audios…

 

It’s all about getting better and better everyday at whatever you 

do in life. Age doesn’t matter. Just get better.

 

If you are stuck and can’t seem to make things work  in your

home business… listen to some audios that have nothing to do

with what your are working on.

 

Read a book on something that improves you but is a little out there

from your normal personal development reading…maybe it’s a book

on how to read other people, how to sell face to face. Something we

got online to get away from.

 

I promise you that you will get ideas that you can apply online…capture

them. I always read or listen with pad and pen nearby.

 

If you have always sold information products, look at selling some

physical products and look at selling info products if you sell

physical products.  Or maybe combine them.

 

The bottom line is we have to expand our way of thinking. 150,000

people a day are looking for ways to make money online. Some will

start. Most will fail. There will be more competition in a few years.

 

So you must get better.

 

China has a holiday kind of like our Valentines Day… In one day they sold over 2 BILLION DOLLARS worth of physical products

 

…ONE DAY

 

Think about that…Really think about that. Most people in China are

NOT even online yet. And that’s just one country.

 

In closing get ready… Prepare yourself… Do whatever you have to do

to figure this online making money thing out… The faster the better.

 

Have A Great Day,

Mike Norris

askmikenorris@gmail.com

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Why I Don’t Do Online Survey’s For Money

Listen to my story about doing online survey’s for money. Kinda stupid of me.

Never again!

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How To Make Money Online Regardless Of Your Age

I recently retired from the military and have been looking at how to make money to supplement my retirement income for awhile now. I have been online doing different things since 2006. First I want you to know I can’t even type so don’t think I’m some computer geek.

Not hardly… I hunt and peck.

I have been making pretty good money drop shipping since Thanksgiving 2013. No computer skills required at all the way I do it. Just a little research and copy and paste.

I know a lot of people that have retired that are 60 and over still need to know how to make money. The retirement check (if you have one) and social security are not enough to live the lifestyle you want.

Now the truth is I am only 57 but I am like most retired folks. I still need to make more money. I want to work from home and have the freedom to travel, visit grandkids when I want, as well as other things I like to do.

It takes more money than you think to live a good like after retirement. But if you are reading this you probably already are aware of that.

But I have a way you can use to learn how to make money regardless of your age. All you need is a laptop or desktop computer and an internet connection.

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I promise you that you can do this with our simple training and my help.

I have a quick video below for you or you click the link below and I will send you a 9 minute video that explains exactly what we do. If it’s for you. then you can started right away.

If you follow our training, do the work and with my guidance you should be making an extra $50 a day pretty fast. It varies for everyone but a week to a month for most. I personally have made as much as a $1000 in a day.

I have to put a disclaimer out there because I don’t know your work habits and can’t promise you any income… But I do promise you will have the skills needed. All you have to do is provide an hour or two a day in your calendar and follow the instructions.

Learn how to make money regardless of your age by clicking here

 

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Work At Home Opportunity For Veterans

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This is a great work at home opportunity for veterans and many disabled vets to make a good income working from home.

I personally like a work at home opportunity because I like to stay home now and work when I want to work. Sometimes I work early in the morning, sometimes late at night and a lot of times I do both.

I also have done enough physical work in my day and the only thing that gets tired doing this is your fingers.

Oh and I can’t type. All you have to be able to do is a little research and cut and paste. I did have to teach my best friend how to cut and paste. He didn’t even know how to do that and now he is putting product up every week.

You can check out this work at home opportunity by clicking this link below and I will send you a video that explains how everything is done in detail. If it’s not for you no problem.

If you decide you like my work at home opportunity I look forward to working with you.

 

 

 

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What Is A Lead Magnet

What is a lead magnet? Do you use lead magnets in your business?

There are many types and uses for lead magnets. If you are unfamiliar with it I answer in the video what is a lead magnet?

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So every business online needs at least one lead magnet if not more. Some people elect to switch up there lead after so many months.

But the general consensus seems to be ” If you have a lead magnet that’s working you should stick with it”.

An example of a lead magnet would be a pdf, ebook or video on “How To Discover Your Niche”. The most common use of lead magnets are to build a list.

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What Are The Top 3 Problems In Your Niche

Do You Know What The Top 3 Problems In Your Niche Are?

top 3 problems in my nicheIf you don’t know the answer to the above question you need to stop what you are doing right now and figure this out. I would imagine a lot of you have been working in your niche for a year or two and don’t know.

Your income probably shows it.

After you picked you niche this is the first thing you should have done.

Your entire marketing should be based on these 3 main problem questions and other questions you come up with.

How Do I Find Out The Top 3 Problems In My Niche

Is their a main website that everyone in your niche goes to for information? Write down it down. Write down the top 3 websites.

…If so that’s where you start…

SIDE NOTE- If there is not one main website there is a hole in your market and you can fill it. Become that website.

Are there forums that people visit in your niche? Write them down.

Visit the other top 3 websites in your niche.

Visit the forums you wrote down.

Go to You Tube and find the most viewed videos in your niche.

Are there Facebook groups about your niche? Join them.

Same thing with Google + communities. Join them.

You can also check places like Wikipedia.

Now That You Have A Big List What Do You Do With It?

You take a day and visit each one of these sites, forums and communities.

You are looking for questions that are being asked by people that belong to each of these.

Don’t worry about reading the articles and posts on the sites right now.

You just want to make a list of the questions

Which questions are popping up the most?

Narrow it down to your top 3 questions. They are simply the ones that get asked the most.

Now don’t throw away the other questions. Keep all of them. These questions will basis for everything you do from now on in your niche.

If you are in a niche so small that you can’t find any questions you have a problem. The niche may not be big enough for you to make much  money no matter how passionate you are about the niche.

So you can see now that this should have been done before you ever built your web properties

We all hear about using keywords on our websites, in our articles, blog posts and in our videos.

Well I am going to give you a different take on keywords.

That list of questions you made are your keywords. These are keyword phrases that your prospects are concerned about. They want these answers.

These questions are pure gold.

Just about everything you do in your niche should be based on these questions going forward.

To be continued…

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Who Is Your Target Market

So who is your target market?

You have to figure this out before you can do much of any thing profitable online. Of course you need to know your niche first. But the two go hand in hand.

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Let me tell you a little secret. Your target market IS YOU!

What do you want? What are your likes and dislikes?

What do you secretly desire? What keeps you up at night? Keeps you from going to sleep.

What are you afraid of? What makes you angry?

What are your biggest frustrations?

You have to figure all this out and then you will know who your target market is.

It’s you of course!

So take pen to paper and do an assessment of yourself. You will be on the right track.

Then you have your target market and  you can begin to create content around that.

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Online Network Marketing Success Secrets

Online Network Marketing Success Secrets

online network marketing successIn this post I want to share some of the things that I have learned over the past couple years about online network marketing success so that you can learn from my experiences and apply it to your business.

To begin with, I’ve learned that you DON’T have to call leads to be successful in network marketing.

When I began marketing in this industry cold calling was what I thought everyone did. Every business I looked at and everyone I talked to told me the same thing.

This business is a business of numbers so the MORE people you call in the shortest amount of time the quicker you will have success… Yeah right.

Well there was no way I was going to call leads all day. Or have house parties.

Nope, not for me. I knew that before I got started.

I knew there had to be a better way… And yes I found it.

A company that believed in using the internet to not only get leads but make sales online also. Of course if you want to call people and talk to them you can do that if you want to.

Just not me, although I will talk to people if they call me.

The Second Thing I Learned Is The Power Of Leverage

The science of LEVERAGE states . . . “What you lack in skill you can always make up for in leverage.” A very true statement.

You see when I turned to the internet to check out network marketing, I found people having huge successes online.

I knew that there had to be a way to open the floodgates of the internet for online network marketing success.

What was it? Two things I understood pretty fast.

First . . . Set up my business with the same resources and tools that the huge successes online used.

Second… leveraging those tools for my own personal success and then for the success of those on my team.

There are lots of eBooks, You Tube videos and different guides to help you be successful. They are all over the internet and Amazon if you want a real book.

But the secret is to look past the information being sold, to the PROCESS behind it and you’ll uncover the true cause of their success.

You always hear the SECRET is in the details. But it’s not. The secret is in the PROCESS.

So you want to study the process of those doing better than you and then implement it in your business.

As time goes on and you find success, you will soon start putting your own little twists in the process. But the basic process of being successful does not change.

Pick a mentor to follow and you will speed up your online network marketing success.

 

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3 Steps To Your Online Success

Success online can be boiled down to 3 steps.

1. Drive Traffic 

2. Generate Leads

3. Get Sales

 

Sounds simple and it is when you learn the

proper steps to take for each one.

 

There is a lot of discussion about which one of

the 3 is the most important.

 

It doesn’t matter.

 

You can’t have one without the other.

 

Traffic comes first but traffic by itself is useless.

 

Leads are great to have and a must to create a

big income but by themselves you have nothing

if you don’t know what to do with the leads.

 

Sales are what we need…The give us income.

 

But we can’t have sales without traffic.

 

So you have to learn how to drive traffic, get leads

and turn leads into sales.

 

That’s where I want to help.

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Learn To Generate Traffic, Leads and Sales

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