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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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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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Eliminate A Limiting Belief You Have In 30 Minutes

eliminate a limiting belief You are the creator of your life.

How many of you believe this?

You have to if you want to be successful.

All of us have limiting beliefs. They ALL
come from our childhood.

I recently came across this guy Morty Lefkoe.

What he can do for you is amazing.

His charge….Zero, NOTHING

He can help you overcome a limiting belief such

as… 

I’m not good enough…

In 30 minutes just watching his video and
answering questions

Amazing and it works.

I am working on overcoming one a day.

There are like 19 main ones we all have that
hold us back.

Click here to get started

 

Have A Great Day.

 

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Interview: The Richard Branson Business Plan

Interview conducted with Richard Branson at the start of 2014.  It’s a very interesting conversation. It’s basically the Richard Branson Business Plan. He speaks often about entrepreneurs.

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June Book A Month Club Review

June Book A Month Club Review

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I am late with this but have been traveling and visiting my new grandson.

Get the 80/20 Sales And Marketing by Perry Marshall. #1 BEST SELLER

Get the new book for the month- How To Get Rich In The Opportunity Market
by T.J. Rohleder

I will put up a detailed review of T.J.’s book and how I am using his information by the end of the month.

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Starting An Internet Business – Some Things to Think About

What You Should Think About When Starting Your Internet Business?

starting an internet businessThe web is flooded with numerous internet marketers. Some of them are already veterans while the others are simply beginners when it comes to starting an internet business.

However, most have something in common. They are always on forums or Facebook because that is their best chance of meeting other entrepreneurs who can share some of their secrets and techniques that helped them become successful online business entrepreneurs.

You can get your fair share of advice on starting an Internet business in those two places. Just be careful about who you listen to. People that know nothing love to give newbies advice.

The truth is, the neophytes don’t have much of a clue when it comes to starting an Internet business. Most of us are gullible and believe just about any good sales pitch. Of course you then shell out some of your hard earned cash hoping you are buying what you need..

Some guru’s will point out there is no need to spend money. But when you start up your own internet business, it will be almost impossible not to throw some cash out there, especially for domain name, web hosting, along with other basic essentials.

Don’t fall for the old you can do this for free. Nothing is free.

Choices Involving Money For Capital

You must make choices. Do you have a funds ready for disposal at any time? Well if not, you may be able to capitalize on your knowledge alone. There are a few things you can do that will not force you to spend much if any money.

One thing you can do article writing.

In fact, you can do it as a freelance worker. You bid for projects, you get paid and earn your commission. If you want to ramp it you can hire some writers and after you get paid, then pay your workers. Good way to make some extra income.

Another choice is using affiliate marketing. You sell products of another merchant and get paid a commission. This is where most people seem to start online.

Doing it without spending any money will be very tough though. You have to get traffic to the salespages. Free traffic takes awhile.

5 Steps to Follow When Starting An Internet Business

1. Make a comprehensive marketing plan. Most people just wing it and lose money. This will direct you on the future development and growth of your own business.

2. Have a website. Because this is purely an internet business, you should have a website that has been nicely designed for easy navigation.

3. Make sure to work on your site’s ranking and traffic. This will determine the success of your online business. Your site and business should be visible.

4. Focus on building a list. They say you should make a dollar a month for each person on your list. But it depends on the trust you build with your list. I have seen people with lists of 3000 people make ZERO. All according to how you build your list. This is the most important thing you need to learn to be successful.

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5. Follow the current marketing trends. You should not be left out. Focus on the new technologies your rivals are using. Things change very fast on the internet. You have to set aside some time each week to study so you don’t get left behind..

Starting an internet business is not a joke. It has to be taken seriously if you want to earn money for your efforts. There is no easy money, after all, no matter what the guru’s tell you. Aside from your time and effort, it takes your dedication and commitment to make your internet business venture grow into a huge success.

 

 

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5 Ways To Cure Self-Doubt

self doubtDo you struggle with self-doubt? Perhaps you often wonder if you’ve made the
right decision or have only a faint hope that your next job interview, project, or
even date will turn out well. The most unfortunate thing about self-doubt is
that your fears often become self-fulfilling prophecies.

On the other hand, when you take action to become more confident in yourself, more
things in your life automatically turn out better as well. With more self-confidence, your
decision-making skills are strengthened, others are drawn to you in social
situations, you produce higher quality work, and you’re more able to create the life
you desire.

Try these strategies to silence the inner critic inside of you and regain your
confidence:

1. Stop and think. Reflect on why you’re experiencing feelings of doubt. Think
about the events that caused you to feel insecure. Being faced with a challenge
that you don’t feel you’re capable of successfully completing is a major cause
for self-doubt.

Do you have a habit of putting yourself down? You may be subconsciously
repeating negative thoughts that prevent you from moving forward. Such
thoughts as “I can’t do this” and “I’m not good enough” become reasons to
opt out of new experiences that could bring you many benefits.

The next time you have a self-doubting thought, take a few moments to
think about why you believe this is true. If insecurities are getting the
better of you because of past failures, you must resolve to live in the
moment.

Today is a new day!

Replace your negative self-talk with positive thoughts about how you do it and you are good enough. Make the switch each and every time you have a self-doubting thought. Soon you’ll automatically be singing your praises instead of your doubts.

 2. Practice self-understanding. Often, when you feel insecure about your abilities, you start berating yourself. Beating yourself up over something you feel you did wrong only leads to a cycle of frustration and procrastination. Realize that making mistakes doesn’t make you a bad or incompetent person – it simply makes you human.

Allow yourself to accept that while you’re not perfect, you’re certainly
someone who always strives to do the very best job you can. Embrace the
idea that every challenge in life is an opportunity for you to learn something
new and grow as a person.

3. Make a list. Take a blank sheet of paper and make two columns. On the left
side, write down all of those doubtful thoughts you’re having about yourself
right now. On the right side, list all of the positive facts that dispute your
doubts.

For example, suppose you’ve been assigned a new task at work that
you’ve never done before, and you immediately become negative because
you feel your skills aren’t adequate.

On the left side of the list write “I can’t do this because I don’t have the skills.” On the right side of the page write “I was given this task because I’m a quick learner who always gets
the job done.”

You’ll find that you have a lot more positive facts listed than doubts. If
your positive list is short, keep searching through your talents and good
qualities (yes – they are there) until your positive list outweighs your
negative one.

4. Write a letter. Write a letter to yourself that talks about your positive traits
and how you’ve overcome obstacles in the past. If you can recall a specific time
when you triumphed over self-doubt and accomplished something that makes
you feel proud, tell this to yourself in the form of a story.

The act of writing the letter will release all of those pent up insecurities that
are spinning around inside of your mind. By the end of the letter, you should
be feeling a lot better. Keep the letter in a brightly colored folder, so you
can refer back to it when needed.

5. Make an appreciation folder. Keep track of those kind words of appreciation
you receive from others. When you’re experiencing self-doubt, it’s easy to
forget about all of those wonderful comments you’ve received for doing things
that made other people’s lives better in some way.

Collect all of the emails, notes and cards that say kind and loving things about you.

When you feel the voice of your inner critic welling up inside of you,
simply take out your appreciation folder and read those wonderful
thoughts.

Self-doubt can rob you of the opportunity to reach new heights of success in life.

While it’s very common to doubt yourself once in a while, you want to be able to easily let
go of your inner critic when it pops up.

Practicing the steps above will enable you to push through your self-doubt, boost your confidence, and clear the way for positive new experiences.

 

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