So you think you are going to walk in here and make a million dollars in Network Marketing ? Yeah Right !

Thats a joke right ?? I got a bridge in Manhattan to sell you if you think that rings true 😉

Well, unfortunately many believe that thru the hype and the misguidance from others that
Network Marketing is a get rich quick scheme that happens overnight or in a few months. And that you will
have large residual income with little to no work. Just recruit and watch your downline multiply as fast as rabbits in heat 🙂

Let me tell you nothing could be further from the truth.

Network Marketing like every other business on this planet. It takes time, work, and patience. It also takes a lot of strong will and self motivation. It is not for everybody that’s for sure !

That being said there has been changes in the last 15 years or so that makes it easier than ever to make
some substantial income from best network marketing companies than it did back 25 or 30 years ago.

With the internet , you open yourself up to many options of marketing an MLM opportunity.

Probably the best way to do this is building up and audience and eventually a list that really trusts you and eventually
believes in you and the product you offer; in this case a MLM opportunity.

There are several ways to do this.

One is by social media like Facebook and twitter.These are great avenues to
pursue and you can build fan pages and spread the word of mouth doing this very effectively. Building a network downline this way.

But ,imho, to really build an impressive audience that follows and keeps coming back to you for more and more …….well an Authoritative blog is the way to go. One that is centered around your MLM opportunity and hopefully you are part of one of the best network marketing companies !

Building a blog and getting laser targeted traffic that wants to get into a home business like MLM is
no easy task. However, it is a ‘simple’ endeavor that must be done with patience and work.

You need to come up with fresh, original content on a regular basis. And do the necessary SEO to get organic traffic from Google.

Once you start seeing the google traffic coming in then you need to capitalize
off this by having a capture box and auto responder in place.

This is a necessity and it really takes 3 to 4 times to get the opportunity in front of
the potential customer’s eyes before they decide to buy or in this case join your MLM team.

Aweber is a great auto responder to use and is reasonably priced at $19 a month.

Once you start building a list of people who really have trust in what you do then you can definitely take it to a new level.

I cannot understate the importance of building up your brand and your authority and leadership of what your blog and MLM is about. It will mean the difference of just surviving or actually thriving ! 😉

So have I changed my original stance I presented at the beginning of this post ? Nope, you will not become a millionaire very quickly with MLM.

But I will say that if you pick one of the best network marketing companies to join and it has a great track record ; then after 3 to 4 years of putting 10 hour work weeks into your MLM biz you can put the odds in your favor of earning to $100K a year. No guarantee of course. But just from historical references this seems to have some truth to it !

Its not a million dollars, but it definitely aint no chump change 🙂

Make it a great one.

Robert

Part 5 of Series 5- Putting it Altogether and having Your Own Successful ‘Business at Home’ with Blogging

Hey guys. I hope you all have enjoyed and learned a thing or two about Blogging in the last 4 series.

If you have not read the previous 4 Posts series please go back and read them and study them. I promise you will not regret it.  From starting your Blog to eventually making money with it,  I give a plan that is easy to understand and very doable !

And give you the info. to make blogging a legitimate business at home

The final Post of the 5 part series is just a final overview of what we have discussed and some closing remarks about some dos and donts of blogging and what you really need to do over the long haul to make it a full time business at home.

Before I say anything else I want to say do not let anyone tell you that you can just start blogging and slap up some material and become rich within a month. it is NOT going to happen !

I will let you know in my own experience it took a whole year before I started seeing some decent results.

Guys, I remember it took a couple of months to just make that first $10. Then I shot for $20 then $50 and $100 bucks, $200, and $400  per month etc..etc..

So here are some must do  steps you need to take to make it a go with Blogging as a business at home.

1. Set up a specific time that you Blog. If it is everyday, three times a week, or once a month keep it consistent and stick by it. Many readers who love what you have to say will know when it is time to come back for a new Post. Of course you can use a Feed to automatically put out the post to them. But still for your own sake be discipline about your Blogging frequency !

2.Connect with other bloggers in your Niche. With them you can help each other by guest posting on their blogs and also sharing information and techniques with each other that will help both of you. You can also joint venture with them which means selling your product to their List and their product to your List. It is a win-win !

3. Do not underestimate the power of building relationships and engaging with your Readers and Customers. Like I said earlier this will be the Life line of your business at home . You must bring something to the table that will make them say ” wow he knows exactly what I have been looking for ”

4. Center your blog around a topic that you are so knowledgeable about and have  such a passion for( and is one you can make money from) that you can literally write a Post off the top of your head and make it be beneficial and helpful to your Readers. And be able to do this for a number of years

5. The last one I want to mention is probably more important than anything. And that is have a stick- to- ivness that refuses to be denied in Blogging. Be determined to make a real business at home you can be proud of. You will be amazed how many   ‘ghost town ‘ blogs I have come across where there was some really banging content but the blogger just got burnt out and quit. Funny thing success was probably just around the corner for him. So as a blogger think of yourself as a Marathoner ; the race is not always won to the swiftest but to those who pace themselves and keep on running 😉

As you move on past this series into the World of  Blogging  think of yourselves as a professional from the git go. In other wards ‘fake it til you make’ it !!

It is your own business at home, so treat it that way !

Do not let ANYONE tell you it can’t be done. It can , people do it everyday. But discipline and hard work and learning from your mistakes every single blog post you write is mandatory ! PERIOD !!

 

Now get on out there and become the Blogger you know you can be 🙂

Thanks,

Robert

 

 

 

 

Part 3 of Series : How to Monetize Your Blog to Make a Successful Business from Home !

Okay, now that you have your WordPress Blog set up what now?

Well, of course you want to have your topic chosen (that can make some money) and you to need start a few (Original) Posts to get your feet wet.

At this point if you want to make it a successful business from home you are going to have to have something on your blog that will get people to follow some sort of call to action. Action that will start putting some change in your pockets.

After all, we have already decided you want to make some money from this blog right? If you don’t then I ask you respectfully exit. But if you do here are some things you need to know and do.

One of the first things I did with my first two blogs was to make some good original content then went straight to Google and opened up an Adsense account. Now you have to be approved by Google for Adsense,and I have heard it is tougher to do so than when I started 5 years ago.

Just make sure to write some decent content( posts)for at least a month before you mosey offer to Google and get your Adsense account approved.

What is Adsense you say? Simply said its when Google places some of their Advertiser’s Ads on your page and when any of your traffic clicks on one of these Ads you get paid! Not when they buy something but you get paid just when they only click on the Ads.

This can be quite lucrative as I have gotten $6 and $7 clicks. Some people have made Adsense a business from home in of itself.

But be careful to not try to game this system because once Google bans your account it is permanent!!

Other forms of monetizing I use and you can too on your Blog include CPA offers, Affiliate Marketing Products, Amazon, GPT Sites, List Building, and creating your own product.

– CPA Offers are banners on your Blog that people click on and sign up or pay for a specific product or service.

For instance, one Site I have has done really well with CPA offers centered around survey sites. Basically, my traffic clicks on the banner joins a survey site and I get $2 to $5 for each signup.

One of the best CPA groups I belong to is MaxBounty.com. They have some of the best CPA offers to put on your Site.

– Affiliate Marketing involves actual products ( usually informational, digital ones) that you are paid a commission when someone buys it. ClickBank.com is a popular affiliate Company where you can find thousands of products to sell on your Site and you will get a very nice commission.

People do make selling Click Bank products their sole foundation for building a solid business from home!

So for instance, if you have a weight loss site you could join Clickbank and find dozens upon dozens of programs to put and earn money from on your blog from people who want to lose weight.

– Amazon Products is another form of Monetization you might want to consider selling on your Blog. Amazon has literally millions of hard products from jewelry to tractors to tvs to books. The payout on commissions are not as high (around %6) as traditional Affiliate products like on Clickbank, but they are typically easier to sell to your targeted traffic.

Many internet Marketers and Bloggers make a full time living from just selling Amazon to their traffic alone. It can make a very good business from home!

NOTE: I believe though there are a few states that if you live in you cannot be a Amazon affiliate with. So you need to check into that.

– GPT Sites are one of my favorite forms of monetization on my own blogs and can assist in making a highly successful business from home .
Okay, there are two I specifically like,and I will go more in detail in my free newsletter to you. But GPT sites are sites where you make money by filling out free offers, daily surveys, and best of all you can make money with their referral system.

For example one of my favorites is called Fusioncash. This GPT site has been around for years and their referral system is great. You get $1 for every signup and another $2 when they complete their first free offer. And get this, for that referral you will get $5 for Life every time they cash out (which is at $25)

Believe me it can add up. But I would consider it more of a supplemental income and not a true business from home in of itself!

– List Building is something people always say “the money is in the list’. It really is a great way to ramp up you earnings if you do it right. You can set up an auto responder capture box in the left hand corner of your Blog and capture names and emails that way. Offer a free report or free e course in exchange for their name and email.

Many people build up a list of over 10,000 people or more and when you do this you build up a truthful dialogue with them and you can continue to make money on a ongoing basis.

– Create your own product is probably the most lucrative way of monetization you can do. Like E- Books and other informational products.

I would suggest that you monetize with the other ones I mentioned before above; before you get into creating your own products.

But down the road you can start selling your own product at clickbank and also have other affiliate marketers selling that one product you created on their Sites.

See how that works. There is huge money in this and believe me you can make a highly successful business from home doing it.

But for now stick with what I have talked about above. You do not want to half hardheartedly put out a crummy e -book together and waste a lot of time and money!

For me if I had to choose one out of all these different ways to monetize I would have to go with Adsense, although many might disagree! It has been a sensational way to make business from home.

It has made me much money!!

In part 4 will be talking about how to get traffic to your Blog.

So stay tuned,
Robert

Part 2 in Series – Setting up a Word Press Blog to Start Your Legitimate Home Business

I remember when I was younger I worked at a company that was based around yellow page advertising. It was a cushy inside sales position as I pretty much only had to renew other businesses advertising in the yellow pages they had in the previous year. I did it from the comfort of a cubicle. It was easy money,no make that very easy money ! As close to a legitimate home business there is !

However, I remember boss man came in one day and turned our lives up side down. He said in addition to renewing advertising for customers in the past it was demanded we had to actually go out and do selling in the field to drum up new business !!
Wow what a darn bummer. We ached and moaned about this new change. And I actually thought about leaving and starting my own legitimate home business !

But you know happened after awhile ? We found the whole situation produced much more money in our pockets. And we actually became enamored with the fact of meeting customers face to face and coming up with solutions for them!

There is a reason I bring this scenario up. When building up an Authority blog you can go the easy route and build a blog using the platform like blogger blog or you can put a little time and work and build a platform like WordPress and come out way ahead both financially and with much satisfaction and make it a legitimate home business if you want ! :>)

So here are the Steps to getting your WordPress blog started and why it is necessary to have WordPress :
– All your content is owned by you. With blogger blog your content is owned by google
– Google and Yahoo just love WordPress Blogs and all the formats associated it. So search engines tend to rate them high .
– Word press is really easy to use. And the plugins at wordpress are awesome to utilize. And endless at that!
– Capturing leads are so much easier to than a free blogging platform

Okay all this is great. But how do actually set up a WordPress blog ?

– First, you need to get a domain name. I would settle on one that fits the description of what your blog is about. A lot of people debate back and forth with this. Some say you should brand your name and try to put your name as the domain. I do not subscribe to this notion.

If you strive to get people to click on your Site in the search engines do you think they will click on robertmarsh.com first or howtogetafreecar.com ? I bet on the latter one . And is especially critical if you want to have a successful legitimate home business But it is up to you.

Remember, you can still brand your name in the Title of the blog and all throughout the blog to get name recognition .

Anyway, a great place to register your domain is Namecheap. I started with GoDaddy and their price increases from year to year were just too much.

– Now after you got your Domain then you need to get some hosting for your Blog. (Like I said WordPress is the place to go for the reasons I stated above.)
And the hosting you get should be Hostgator. IMHO, it is far and above anything else. I pay $9.95 for pretty much unlimited hosting. Sometimes they have special promotion where you can get Hosting there for $4 a month. Having a successful legitimate home business you need something as affordable and reliable as possible , and hostgator does just that!

Now that you have gotten your Hosting with Hostgator you need to go into and log into their c-panel. You need to go to the bottom left and copy the two name server fields.

Then go back to your Namecheap back office and put (or replace ) the nameserver fields there with Hostgator name servers. Now you have your new domain pointing directly back at your hostgator account. (It make take a day or so to actually go thru)

Now just go back to your Hostgator back office and down at the bottom under Software/Services area push the icon ‘Fantistico De Luxe.

Then you will see the Word Press icon to choose on the left side. Click on it and it is pretty much self explanatory from there. You will make up a password, username. etc…

After all this push finished and BINGO you have created your first Word Press Blog.

It can take up to 24 hrs. before you can put your domain in the browser and see the new blog. It usually has been just a few hours before I can see my new Blog with the default theme. Some people it has taken longer.

Then when you can see your new blog sign into the Admin. And here you will see the Dashboard. The best thing to do (which I did) was play around with it and by trial and error you will start learning how to efficiently navigate in the Dashboard.

One awesome thing about WordPress is they have thousands of plugins you can use to make your Blog better. Things like social interactive and SEO plugins.

I think two plugins you need to first install are the ‘All in One SEO’ plugin and the ‘Askimet’ plugin. Akismet will keep all the spam out and the other will help optimize your blog for search engines.

These plugins have proven to be critical for me in my legitimate home business !

Oh yeah another important thing is the theme of your blog and how it looks. Just go under ‘Appearance’ and you will see the Options to install. It is real easy.

So see its not that complicated to set up a WordPress blog. You did it, so pat your self on the back 🙂

And off you go and start posting to your heart’s content in your new WP blog 😉

BTW, if you have your own legitimate home business you have put yourself in a fantastic position with WP !

Part 1 of 5 Series – Setting up a Blog and Monetizing it can be one of the Best Work From Home Businesses !

Hey folks. Rob here. Just want to briefly give you a few tips on a simple way to have one of the your own Work From Home Businesses ! Notice how I said simple.
Now there is a big difference between simple and being easy. Blogging and making money is not necessarily easy. It takes some time and some persistently. But the concept is pretty down right easy. And if you have made it to my Blog here, chances are you can do this thing and make some money.

So in the next 5 posts of my Blog I will give you the exact run down on how I got into blogging and started making some nice income for many years now.

First of all, you need to ask yourself what exactly are you wanting to do with your Blogging. Is it going to be just a part time home business or something you really want to go all out and make it a full time gig ?? This is really important because it will determine the dynamics of your Blogging………… like the hours you put in, the frequency you blog, the amount of outsourcing you want to do, the amount of money you want to invest etc..etc… But there is no doubt about it it can be one of the really good work from home businesses !

Once you determine that then you need to decide what in the heck you want to blog about ?? Gardening, Dating, Weight Loss, Acne, Hair loss, house repair, car repair, speaking a foreign language, stock market and the list can really go on.

I think you should pick something that you have a lot of knowledge about and have passion for. The reason is you want to be a an Authority and build an Authority site. Make it a Site that people cannot resist to come and get incredible content from.

(NOTE : Make sure the topic you blog about gets enough traffic per month to make it worthwhile your time and investment. For instance, how to tame skunk and make it a pet might not be advisable because there is probably little traffic for that topic and thus it might be considered on of the worst work from home businesses you could have! Go to use the Google Adwords tool to see how much traffic a particular Keyword gets. You have to sign up for an Adwords.com account to be able to use this very useful tool. It shows the breakdown of all searches for every topic you can think of. Always make sure you blog about a topic that has at least 1,000 searches a month. I will go into this in more detail later on.)

Over deliver in your Content and you can also post videos about yourself and the knowledge you have.

Just make sure you pick a Niche that you can literally write effectively for about the 10 years to come. Really !! Google rewards Site as they get older and they place these Sites higher in the Search Engines which means more traffic and ultimately more money in your pocket and you will now see that it can be one of the really quality work from home businesses !

Once you have decided what you want to Blog about you can set up a free blog at Blogger.com !! I did this when I first started , however I would think about this for a second. It is much better to have your own hosting at a place like WordPress. You really cannot beat WordPress. If you are really serious about having one of the ‘primo’ work from homes businesses around then consider it.

And I will be talking in detail in the next few posts on how to go about this and setting up your WordPress blog.

For now , think about what you know and what you can blog about and come up with ideas on high you can make people interested in the content you have.

Next post we will be talking about how to step by step set up your WordPress blog. Followed by Monetizing your Blog and doing SEO and building Lists to maximize your profits.

Guys I am here for you and hope to help you having one of the most lucrative work from home businesses ;so do not hesitate to call me or email me at ramsb70@yahoo.com

Robert