How To Make Money Online - Resources
I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page dedicated to how to make money online. That you can always come to for all of your Web Business needs. These are the exact tools we use to operate and run Biz Lab Online. I’ll add to it as I learn more, but you’ll notice that in the future I will reference this page quite often. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience.
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You need to start with your Head Quarters (HQ) Online, and that is your Website. So lets start at the beginning with your own Website. To have your own Website (HQ) you will need a Domain Name (remember where possible use the keyword of your website in your domain name) although it is not critical. We purchase our Domain Names directly from Name Cheap. We have found Name Cheap to be the most competitive on price for purchasing domain names. This is backed by great 24/7 live chat support.
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In order for your website to be viewed on the Internet, you will need a hosting account provider. We recommend and use Bluehost. Why use Bluehost? Because it’s incredibly easy to use with 1-click automatic WordPress installation and excellent customer service via phone or chat. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND using Bluehost for your first site. Also, you can use the same hosting account for multiple domains if you plan on creating more websites.
Working with WordPress.org has made setting up a website so easy. WordPress allows you to change the look and feel of your site with themes, and give easy of functionality by using plugins.
Here are a few places you can get some amazing Themes:
The next thing you will need in your Resources is your Auto Responder. This is your online arsenal, and you can not build a successful web business without it. This weapon builds your email list and list building is the backbone of your Internet Business.
1. Sign up for your Auto Responder.
2. Create a web form and place the code on your side bar, on your pages and on your blog posts.
3. Start collecting website visitors names and email addresses from day one.
Without doubt Aweber is the most virsatile, robust and cheapest Auto Responder on the block.
Once your website is set up and you are publishing content, we need to entice or dangle the carrot for our website visitors to leave their name and email address in exchange for a LEAD MAGNET. This is your compelling offer.
Call To Actions can be added to any of the content you’re already producing in order to make each effort more effective at converting leads. And Smart CTAs can work as Smart Images that display different visuals based on who is looking at your email, page or blog post.
This can be anything such as a PDF Report, Short Video or Audio Course, White Paper, Ebooks. The key is to have a high coverting lead magnet.
So here are a few tools of trade used by Internet Marketers:
# Audio Recording – Audacity.
The last thing you need is high converting landing pages, and these are outside of your website (HQ) and blog. This is where you will drive all your traffic to get people to sign up to your email list.
We use Optimize Press, which is also a Worpdress Theme. We have built Biz Lab Online completely using Optimize Press.
Without a doubt building a Membership Site for your Internet Business is one of the fastest ways to grow your Internet Business. In order to do this you need either a dedicated platform or a wordpress plugin for your wordpress site. Now there can be come technical challenges with some platforms so I have listed the ones we use in our business model.
The best platform is wordpress.org, then for the theme the Rolls Royce is Optimize Press.
You then need to secure your content and courses so it can only be accessed by paid members and to secure the backend we recommend Digital Access Pass.
To summarize your Membership Site. WordPress is the platform, Optimize Press 2 is the Theme which customizes the pages, content, navigations, videos etc and Digital Access Pass protects the content and integrates with paypal, aweber together with management of the data base. What comes next?
We have our site, we have our optin funnel, we have created a lead magnet, we have secured the site. Now it comes down to a ton of qualified TRAFFIC.
Here is how you can drive traffic to your Landing/Squeeze Page:
# Epic Content Creation
# Content Syndication
# Social Media
# Video Marketing
# Slideshare Marketing
# Document Sharing
# Email Marketing and Signatures
# Web TV Shows
# Guest Blogging
# Press Releases
# Forum Marketing and the list goes on……………………
So there is my list of things that you need to run a successful 6 figure Internet Business. But, if I have missed anything out let me know via email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll update the list.