Most of you already know that I dabble or have dabbled in various entrepreneurial pursuits on-line over the last three years. My current interests in the world of Internet marketing are CPA marketing and media buys. But this Money Tree Method sounds interesting. And it’s right up my alley. In a nutshell, you identify a problem that people are having, research a solution, and then present the problem and solution in an on-line course or special weblog series.
I can tell from all of your comments, which I faithfully read every day, that most of you also have entrepreneurial interests. Once you learn how to leverage your course offerings and student interests into other learning opportunities, your business income will grow exponentially; a virtual “money tree“.
Like most online entrepreneurs, I floundered for over two years while trying various strategies, attending “webbies”, sitting in on workshops, and then I got a bad case of “shiny object syndrome”. I assume that you know what that is. It’s a common disease amongst newbies that drives them to waste insane amounts of money on that next best strategy, only to meet with failure once again. And like the majority of Internet marketers (IM), I wasted a lot of money, a lot of time, and I never made one thin dime online.
However, this experience taught me a lot about what I should have done and what I didn’t do. I picked up many “golden nuggets” along my bumpy path and I’d like to pass that learning onto you in hopes that you can avoid many of my mistakes. My mentors and coaches over the years have been many; Mike Filsaime, Brendon Burchard, Alex Jeffries, Rich Schefrens, Russ Rufinno, Russel Bronson, just to name a few. They all taught me most of the following . And the rest was learned through trial and error as well as personal experience.
Internet Marketing Tactics that Work
It’s hard to earn a passive income via IM and it gets harder every year. Google doesn’t make that task any easier. For example, I hope that all you entrepreneurs are aware of Google’s latest priority. If you are spending your time on SEO acquiring backlinks and doing keyword research, you are wasting your time. Google’s priority for website rankings is now “social signals”. That means shares and likes on your pages. The more your readers are sharing interesting posts and Liking them using the Facebook Like button, the more Google will pay attention to your website. They want to see users who are engaged with the content on your website. They even pay attention to how much time users spend on your pages. A quick visit counts for nothing. Fifteen to twenty minutes to consume content counts for a lot of social signals. This is new and trending. So if you need to know more in order to bring your site up to snuff, Google “SEO social signals” and you’ll get more SERPS th