The method i use to make money online is incredibly simple.
It’s so simple, many people would think..
“Is that it?”.
The crux of my strategy is building websites that are structured great, provide value and strategically get MASS traffic from Google.
I then tell my visitors what i want them to do.
Normally this makes me a sale. Then i make some money.
I then scale this. Over and over again.
Simple! So why can’t other people do this? Well the biggest thing holding you, back is your mindset.
Below are my top 6 crucial mindset tips for building a profitable online business.
Take A Focused, Clinical Approach
Making money online comes down to getting visitors, leads and sales.
Leads come in the form of subscriber opt-ins, RSS subscribers, free trial sign-ups and of course sales that make you money. You need to be super focused on this understanding. Everything you should be doing on a daily basis should be to either:
- Get more potential leads to your website.
- Convert those visitors in to leads.
I often see people making grandiose posts that are purely self serving, stuff like this post, it won’t make me any money. Or very little.
The problem is people want to start a business, but they start a blog. Or they start a website, but do not treat it as a business.
A business website is a machine. A good one churns out content that gets targeted traffic. It is then set up in a way that converts very well. Either by getting opt-ins, or making sales.
For example, the site that makes me the most money has 500 posts that are product reviews. These rank for the product names and provide a way for a user to buy that product.
Each of these pages i look at as “doorway pages” in to my website. Some might generate me 1 visitor a month and 1 sale a year. Others might generate me 20 visitors a day and a sale a week. Some rank first page, some rank 5th page in Google. All of them bring me traffic, leads and sales in the long run. Some more than others.
This leads me to my next point.
Learn The Fundamentals Of Online Business
The fundamentals of my business are simple:
- Content is an asset that makes you money over and over.
- Link building and SEO is like “buying advertising”.
- The more content you make, for the right keywords, the more money you make.
- The more money you make, the more you can invest in SEO, link building and more content.
- This perpetuates the cycles and gets you more traffic, leads and money.
- There is more value in the end game: Put simply, there is synergy with this. You will get more ranking benefits from having one site with 2000 articles and 10k backlinks, than compared to having the same amount of articles and backlinks spread out over 50 sites. The one caveat to this is that having EMD’s will help you rank for single terms.
Essentially this is a very simple method. You do though need to use a bit of business savvy. For example:
- I only operate in proven markets.
- I only promote proven products where there is a proven demand for such product.
- I only promote products that give me a good commission.
- I only work in industries where i can build a passive income.
Before you start any online business venture you need to ask yourself, how much money will i make from each sale? How much traffic is there out there to get? How hard would it be to get this traffic? How many sales a day would i need to make a good income?
A lot of people just start doing what they are interested in without taking a clinical business centric approach. This is wrong and if you do this you deserve to fail.
I know that sounds harsh but doing your own due diligence will pay off in the long run.
Become Intrinsically Motivated
Intrinsic motivation is motivation that comes from enjoying the task and the process itself.
If you don’t enjoy writing content, look for a different business model.
If you don’t enjoy doing SEO, look for a different business model.
My way is one way. There are many other ways to succeed.
Part of why i am successful is that there is a big overlap between, what interests me and what i am good at.
For example, i love SEO. I love thinking of systems, ways to game it, i can picture the whole process. All of the components as a whole. I see the big picture of SEO and all of the little elements that make it up. This is unique and not everyone can take such a holistic view. On top of that, not everyone can test and prod, and develop a kind of sixth sense for what works and what does not work.
I am unique in this way and it is one of my strengths. So i focus on that.
I on the other hand am awful at presenting. I’m quite introverted and would hate doing video presentations about making money online or anything like that. So that is why i am in SEO and not in video marketing.
I also think i am a better than average writer. Honestly, i don’t think i set the world on fire. But i know i am not bad, and my stuff reads okay.
So i write sometimes. I started out by writing all of my content for my websites. I’ve churned out thousands of pages of content over the last few years. I know when push comes to shove. I can write lots of content, and content that isn’t all that bad as well.
So that lends itself to what i’m good at.
I also have an interest in psychology, sales and copywriting. I’m not an expert by any mean (I think im best at general business strategy and SEO). But it’s another part of the process i am interested in.
Anyway, enough about me. The main point i am getting at is. I enjoy doing this sh*t.I love putting together sites. I love investing in my business. I like writing content. I like writing sales. Granted i wouldn’t want to wake up every morning and write 10 articles on white socks. But making money online doesn’t have to be that.
If you are starting from scratch and don’t have lots of money to invest and want to do the same thing as me, you will have to write a lot. But the way i see it is that its a means to an ends. Right now, i write about 20% of all the content i put out now and have 4 writers who produce content for my sites on a regular basis.
You have to enjoy the process. It has to be exciting. Find out what excites you and do that.
But then again, don’t do that if there is no money in your niche. The sweet spot is finding a niche where there is proven demand, proven commissions and that you are interested in it.
Failing that, i strongly believe if you love online business or just creating websites of value. It wont matter what niche you are in. You will still develop a love and attachment towards your websites and you will put in the work it takes to make them a success. So for me, i feel that if your passion is online business, it doesn’t matter what niche you choose, within reason.
Work Hard – Or Leverage Other People
I strongly believe that you get out of life what you put in to it. But that doesn’t mean you have to work 16 hour days in order to make an income online.
If you have some money, you can find good writers willing to churn out good content for $10 or $15 an article.
Once you get the ball rolling and are earning say $100 a day. If you invest all that back in to your site, you can grow your website by hundreds of extra articles each month.
Each piece of content earning you extra money.
That is pretty much my strategy. I invest my money back in to my sites in the form of content or in the form of buying links/seo services.
Finding good people is pretty much the key to this. Again, you will get out of this what you put in to it.
Get Clear Goals And A Definite Purpose
You need to start making some definite decisions.
Use logic, intelligence and reason to decide on what you are going to do.
Then set clear goals and make a definite purpose. Right now my definite purpose is “To become one of the top 5 affiliates within XXXXX niche”.
After that my goal might be something else, but until i am at that point, i am going to wake up each morning with that in mind. My long term goal is to become the largest affiliate in iGaming. Sounds like a massive goal, but its one that inspires me every day.
You need to decide what you want to do, why you want to do it, formulate a plan on how to do it. Then commit!
Imprint Your Subconscious and Commit
There is something to be said about “the law of attraction”. To me, the whole thing is totally BS. There is no such thing. But what i do believe is that we have a subconscious mind that is working for us 24/7 based on what we imprint on it.
Most people imprint negative things or nothing at all. So they go around without any clear focus.
What you think about expands. What you think about all day long becomes your reality. If you become crazy obsessed about your websites and are constantly working on them, it’s really fu**ing hard to fail.
Imprinting on your subconscious is easy. You just make clear decisions. Decide what you want to do. Then think about it over and over.
If you do this over and over it will “program your brain”, almost like a computer. Then you will start taking actions towards your goals, almost without effort. Opportunities and ideas will come from almost nowhere and seem like a miracle.
I have witnessed this myself several times in my life.
Now i don’t want to ruin this article by talking about something “voodoo” and made up without logic or reasoning. Because this goes against all of my suggestions. All of how i act is based on logic, reason, facts and sound business advice.
That being said. There is definitely something “unseen” that happens when you program your subconscious with your chief aims in life over and over. I am not going to say there is a “super conscious” or something that happens when you do this. Because i have no proof of this. I can just go by what i have witnessed with myself. And quite frankly, when you imprint your subconscious like this and are willing to take massive action in whatever way “comes to you” as a result of your internal guidance system. Things just start to get better, and come together.
That is what happened for me and is continuing to happen for me.
Take that however you want.