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Doing business online is one of your best options to raise extra income. How can you attract a targeted audience to your site, and how can you best fulfill the needs that a certain audience will likely have?

SmartPssiveIncome.com (SPI)

survey with over 7,500 respondents revealed that my videos on YouTube were the #2 way that people first discovered my brand. My podcast was #1, and #3 was links and mentions on other sites.

Pat Flynn wrote a website to help him study for an architecture exam. Started sharing links to his website in chatrooms. Then, due to people asking for a more-focused guide, Pat wrote an eBook, summarizing the study materials he had gathered for the Exam. The sales of eBooks surprized him, causing him to start the website Smart Passive Income, dedicated to finding out how to make money online. Asked for and posted testimonials from those who purchased his ebook. Developed a community, honesty, transparency, informal style, offering lots of value, building relationship, before trying to offer any solutions. Email marketing. Landing page, conversion form, and offer something they want or need so that they will sign up for the newsletter or mailing list.

Ran a poll on Intheleed.com which told me that 80 percent of the people who bought my ebook would pay for an audio version. I am now converting my ebook into an audio guide. Bought a USB microphone to explore the realm of podcasting.

Found a handy “buy it now” button that increased my sales. It only took 5 minutes to implement.

Started Branding through twitter and other social media posts, guest interviews, writing articles on other websites. Advertising, social media, youtube ads, Adwords

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1. Developed complete pckage LEED architecture exam
2. Developed PowerUp Podcasting course
3. Zero to Launch Course
4. Wrote 'Will It Fly' eBook, Audio Book

Once you start writing eBooks, newsletters, and websites, recording pocasts, YouTube videos, and onine courses, you start to become an expert in the subject material. Then, you can garner speaking engagements, and even lecture corporate gatherings as a group instructor, both at high per-appearance fees. Also, can do individual consulting and coaching, at high hourly rates.

Pat Flynn - Income Reports

Pat Flynn - job (architect), exam (LEED), website/social media, eBook, sudden income opened his eyes, made a new website focusing on start-a-website, then affiliates, then offered a course

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Pat Flynn made a comprehensive review of the LEED Architecture exam for his own study, and subsequently started sharing links to interested parties within targeted chat rooms. Because of the interest people expressed, he wrote an eBook which was a summation of his prior work. It sold well, thereby helping other to pass the exam. The success of his eBook startled Pat, who then decided to concentrate on online business, and created the website SmartPassiveIncome.com (SPI).

Initial income stemmed from GreenExamAcademy.com eBook Sales and Google Adsense earnings. Pat ran SEO, added a buy-it-now button, landing page optimization, did marketing, bought a microphone, video, and started podcasting. After intial growth, he started a limited liability company to protect personal assets, and met with a CPA to standardize tax reporting.

Gained first 1,000 email subscibers to SmartPassiveIncome website. Started offering an eBook how to succeed, attracting subscibers via a free eBook sent to their email (with an approved newsletter agreement). Started moving the focus from teaching people how to pass the LEED exam through an eBook towards teaching how to succeed in eCommerce. Pat earning affiliate income, with links worked into the text of articles ('BlueHost', 'Market Samurai' niche-site SEO and Keyword tool, 'Internet Business Mastery Academy').

Branding through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, driving traffic with SEO to the SmartPassiveIncome.com website. Social Proof, video testimonials, sharing information, building trust over time, not pushing, conversions, subscribers, email list, affiliate links, adsense income. Call to action, actually telling people what to do, ie "Click now to get.."

Bought Audio Equipment: A Heil PR-40 Microphone, a Heil Mic Arm, a mixer, and some mic cables. Started Podcasting. Doing appearances on other sites, TV, podcasts, YouTube, sharing what he learned. Started promoting other people's courses, as an affiliate, 'Affiliate Marketing for Beginners' from Corbett Barr, 'ConvertKit', 'Long Tail Pro Keyword Research Tool', 'Create Awesome Online Courses' , 'OptinSkin by Glen Allsopp', 'AWeber email marketing tool', 'LeadPages', 'Unique Article Wizard', 'Blog Blueprint', 'The Best Spinner', 'Thesis Theme for WordPress', 'Ramit Sethi's Earn 1K Program', 'Zero to Launch Course', 'Copywriting Academy'.

Consultation, coaching, public speaking engagements, Pat Flynn becoming an expert in the field. Building traffic on his website, all earnings increasing. Increase in Adsense Revenue, publish, publish, publish, content resulting in long-tail, non-targeted keywords, especially in foreign languages. Can use YouTube API, Wikipedia. Started writing and promoting his own courses.

SmartPassiveIncome.com (SPI) layout, conversion funnel, mega-menu

  • Sales Leads
  • Pay Per Call
  • Widgets
  • Mailing Lists
  • Podcasting
  • eBooks
  • Audio Books
  • Affiliates
  • Subscriptions
  • Merchandise
  • Superfans
  • Courses
SmartPassiveIncome.com
The sales of eBooks surprized him, causing him to start the website Smart Passive Income, dedicated to finding out how to make money online.

Email marketing. Landing page, conversion form, and offer something they want or need so that they will sign up for the newsletter or mailing list.

Outsourcing content writing, marketing, eLance.com, Fiverr.com, upwork.com

Advertising, social media, youtube ads, Adwords

Bought a USB microphone to explore the realm of podcasting.

Held a contest on 99Designs.com, one of my Online Passive Income Tools of the Trade, to get a logo designed for my audio guide. Check out the design contest page to see all of the cool designs.

Started Branding through twitter and other social media posts, guest interviews, writing articles on other websites.

Developed a community, honesty, transparency, informal style, offering lots of value, building relationship, before trying to offer any solutions.

Pat's Resource Page

also, bottom of https://www.smartpassiveincome.com page, listing his products for sale

Once you start writing eBooks, newsletters, and websites, recording pocasts, YouTube videos, and onine courses, you start to become an expert in the subject material. Then, you can garner speaking engagements, and even lecture corporate gatherings as a group instructor, both at high per-appearance fees.

Also, can do individual consulting and coaching, at high hourly rates.

Affiliate Programs
- CJ - formerly Commission Junction
- Share A Sale
- LinkShare
- ClickBank
- Conversion Rate
- Call to Action

Affiliate Marketing Conferences
- Affiliate Summit
- Leads Con

Newsletter, Email Marketing

- Email Subscriptions
- Aweber
- OptinSkin, by Glen Allsop

Monetization Methods

- Google Adsense
- Advertising (high traffic sites)
- Graphics vs Text Ads
- Recurring Memberships (dating sites, for example)
- User Databases, Mailing Lists
- Sales' Lead Widgets
- Sale of eBooks
- Shopping Carts
- E-Junkie
- Clickbank
- Paypal.com
- LeadPages
- Squeeze Pages
- Sales' Pages

PPC Advertising

- Facebook Ads
- One-page Sales Site
- Text Ad Design
- YouTube Advertising

Making Money Online

Adsense - A well-written introduction to Google's Adsense program for making money online. Lisa claims high monthly earnings, but if you read beyond that, she has a lot to say. This website scores on the #1 spot on the first page of Google for making money with Adsense, which earns my attention already. If you've been reading online, or have tried Adsense before, but only made a few pennies per click, you have learning to do. Adsense works great, but you have to understand most of the concepts, especially Cost Per Click, how Adwords' bidding works, and how the Adsense code interprets your page text.

Take a new look at Google's Adsense program for making money from your website. If you've been reading online, or have tried Adsense before, but only made a few pennies per click, you have a LOT more learning to do. AdSense works great, but you need to understand most of the concepts on this page, especially Cost Per Click, how Adwords' bidding works, and how the Adsense code interprets your page text to display matching ads, thus increasing your click-through rate. If you have been getting under $1 clicks on Adsense, and if you are living in the USA, you are not using their advertising program right. Additional revenue streams can be added with the Amazon.com affiliate program, and sales of eBooks focused on your chosen niche, in which you'll hopefully become a relative expert over time, having written many well-researched articles.

How Companies Make Money Online

Beginning in August, Adobe will take 9% of revenue from Flash developers.
30% of iTunes sales goes directly to Apple.
Android gets a 30% transaction fee for each app sold.
Google Voice is free, but money is earned from call termination fees.
Groupon retains half of all revenues generated.
Kickstarter keeps 5% of money raised for successful projects.
Xbox Live charges users $50 annually for subscriptions.
Most of Mozilla's revenue comes from royalties paid by search engines.
Skype makes money charging $4.99 monthly, or up to 2.3 cents per minute.
StackOverflow makes money selling banner ads and sponsored results.
Tumbler generates revenue from paid inclusion and their blog directory.
Twitter makes money offering Promoted Tweets.
Wolfram Alpha makes a bulk of their money licensing their API.
Farmville makes 60 cents out of every dollar selling virtual goods.

Affiliate Links

Temporarily, can sell other people's eBooks, and their courses, if they are very informative, targeted, and helpful. Can get on affiliate websites.

Pat Flynn developed a variety of affiliate program links, aimed at fulfilling the needs of his specified, target audience. Having promoted website design nd growing an audience, his visitors were naturally attracted to domain selection, hosting, keyword analysis, writing courses, content generation, landing page optimization and conversion, mailing list managers, social media marketing help, WordPress themes and plug-ins, shopping carts, button makers, other people's eBooks.. etc. A large part of his income was earned through affiliate links, combined with the sale of his own eBooks, and later courses he developed in Affiate Mastery, Podcasting, and Website Development.

Corbett Barr, founder of Fizzle blog, wrote a Affilate Marketing course or eBook, which Pat Flynn listed as important on his affiliate information page, as part of his build a website, podcast, or online presence project. Therefore, by building out parts of Kooksta.com, we can have specialized landing pages, and information pertaining to given topics, where we can emphasize and authorize other people's courses and eBooks. Corbett BarrCreatpr Trends for 2021

Pat Flynn Guide to Affiliate Marketing

Google Adsense Affiliate, some times better to remove all ads, depends on what you're offering.

Newsletter Subscription Tool, Pat Flynn's Affiliate Link ConvertKit - Grow your audience, and turn casual vistors into subscribers. Call to action, sign-up form, great offer.

Convert Kit Affiliate Program

BlueHost webhosting, Pat Flynn's Custom Affiliate Link BlueHost

BlueHost Affiliate Program

InMotion Affiliate Program

Shopping cart, affiliate marketplace, PayDot.com affiliate program

Affiliate Program on Keyword analysis, SEO, domain analyzer, backlinks
SEMrush Affiliate Program on ShareASale.com...

affiliate marketplaces, sharasale, CJ, shopify, amazon affiliates

WordPress Theme, plug-ins affiliates

Pat's Resource Page. Also, at the bottom of smartpassiveincome.com page, listing his products for sale

Blog Blueprint $181.02
Bluehost Hosting $18,450.00
Build a Blog That Matters Course $2,128.05
AWeber $690.18
Elance (now Upwork) $313.00
Virtual Staff Finder by Chris Ducker $462.00
iPhone Apps w/o Experience eBook $176.40
LeadPlayer $850
LeadPages $2,570
Market Samurai $5,621.28
Long Tail Pro Keyword Research Tool $848.72
Unique Article Wizard $3,383.50
Article Builder (by Jonathan Leger) $294.00
The Best Spinner $2,244.12
Thesis Theme for WordPress $1,042.50
StudioPress Themes $1,275.10
OptinSkin by Glen Allsopp $1,355.90
Traffic School by Corbett Barr $3,601.00
Build My Rank $959.55
Chris Guthrie's Amazon Niche Profite Course $114.20
Chris Guthrie's EasyAzon WordPress Plugin $220
Amazon.com (how to make a kindle book) $295.65
Affiliate Marketing for Beginners from Corbett Barr $414.63

Zippy Courses $544.50

Podcaster's Paradise $1,115.00
Ramit Sethi's Earn 1K Program $5,092
AppSumo Course $1,500
Create Awesome Online Courses $7,038.00
CoSchedule $609.76
Clicky Website Analytics $1,256.90
SamCart $741.00
Teachable $2,634.13
webinarninja $396.00
Copywriting Academy $517.60
growthtools.com $870

Podcast Sponsorships
AskPat Podcast $4,137.74 Smart Passive Income Podcast $8,400

Website Design

Dynamic CSS libraries that resize automatically, with less code.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Key is long-tail, and when you realize getting one visitor each from 100 pages is more achievable than attracting 100 visitors to a single page.

Yoast, ahrefs (and look up articles on Google)

Keyword Analysis, and targeting Niche subjects or specific information

Tracking on Analytics, Keyword tools, Keyword searches

Run split-testing

Optimize landing pages with Google Optimizer

Things You Can Run Split Tests With
Before I go over how to run split tests yourself, you may want to give some thought into what you may want to test. Here is a list of different things you can create variations of for split testing:

Colors: Including background color, font color, and button and graphic colors.
Sizes: Including font sizes, graphic sizes, button sizes, page sizes
Location of Objects: For instance, placing an action button above the fold vs. below the fold of your web page. An action button is something like a link, email submit, or buy button.
Order of Objects: Such as testimonials, features, price, advertisements, examples, descriptions, etc.
Graphics: Including jpegs, headers, buttons, etc.
Content: Meaning the text that is on your page. This includes the headings, the intro, the body, the conclusion, testimonials, bonuses, advertisements, etc.
Prices, offers and guarantees: Offer differing guarantee periods, try different prices.
There are thousands of things to test, but it's up to you to find out which things work best for you and your website.

Things You Can Test For
Using different variations of the things in the list above, you can look to improve your conversion rates on the following things:

Sales: The number of products you have sold with each variation
Subscribers: both for Email and RSS feeds
Email Submits: for your newsletters or tips using an email service such as Aweber or ConvertKit [Full Disclosure: I'm a compensated advisor and an affiliate for ConvertKit.]
Clicks: especially for those affiliate links that earn you cash


The Buy Button - call to action

testing the color, size, shape, and text and how all of those split tests made an impact on his sales.
Orange 'Buy Now' button with credit card symbols below
The bigger, fatter button was better than the smaller versions.
This particular orange color, on the lighter background was optimal for clicks.
Placing the text “Add to Cart” instead of “Buy It Now” also increased earnings.
Having the credit card logos beneath the button gave customers a sense of assurance and protection, which made more sales go through as well.
Also notice the text at the top, with a strikethrough retail price and a sale price next to it.

I made one minor change to my website which has actually shown me a nice increase in sales. I redesigned my banner ad (which links to my primary product's sales page) on the top of the website. I sort of combined a lot of my internet business knowledge into this one banner ad. “Click here to get…” is a direct call to action. Before, the copy said “The Secret to Passing the LEED Exam”, which doesn't really tell people to do anything. I included a big red arrow, which always directs people's eyes to exactly where you want them to go. I also made a couple of the graphics hang off the edge of the ad, to draw even more attention to it. I included a visual representation of the product itself. The words “Instant Access” are a great way to promote an electronic product, because the customer can immediately receive the product after purchasing it.

  1. Choose a Topic
  2. Choose a topic that interests you, or that you genuinely want to learn about, as you will be spending a lot of time involved with the subject material. Also, people can feel your interest and enthusiasm, a commodity which is valuable in of itself. You may also choose a topic that you know a lot about, but again, only if you have a deep-rooted interest and appreciation for that topic.

    Once you have a specific topic in mind, or several, scetch out a rought idea of the subtopics that you want to cover, and design a website for that subject, using the subtopics as menu choices.

    Having chosen a specific subject, such as website and mobile design, interested visitors will have specified their needs, simply by being present, and reading the page. Therefore, presenting topics and tools that are relevant to their expressed needs and interests will result in a healthy conversion rate.

    The key is writing original content, on an ongoing basis. Whether hiring writers, or doing the writing yourself, you will need newsletters, which can double as content on your website, eBooks, copywriting, sales copy, conversion copy, and eventually, podcasts, and videos.

    After a certain period of growth, which might take several years, the Google search algoritm, may at any time decide your site is high-value, and start ranking your pages much more highly, increasing traffic radically month over month. Moreover, if visitors have a higher-than-average click-though on your link when Google shows it on the SERPs, and then stay on-site a while, visiting several pages, then Google may increase the valuation yet again. That's how websites go viral.

  3. Make a Website
  4. Web Design, HTML, CSS, or WordPress

    Take a look at smartpassiveincome.com '' tags, and JSON LD.
    Also, smartpassiveincome.com mega-menus.
  5. Write Original Content
  6. Copywriting https://www.affilorama.com/blog/content-creation-tools

    https://convertkit.com/affiliate-marketing-examples

    https://mobilemonkey.com/blog/affiliate-marketing-tools

    ** content ads, look like content, but actually are sposored ads.

    Using Natural Language Processing, can have ai-bot-written unique, informative articles that can be sold for content creators, at $5 each, likely to sell very well.

  7. SEO, content accretion, Google Algorithm weighing traffic metrics
  8. Grow a Mailing List
  9. Open Social Media Accounts
  10. Start a YouTube Channel
  11. Actively market or advertise
  12. Write an eBook
  13. Make a Podcast
  14. Make a Course
Pat Flynn Says -

I used Market Samurai as a supplement to teaching Keyword Research and Search Engine Optimization. The content of the videos, blog post and webinar I did were all about the content. I simply recommended Market Samurai based on my personal experience to help.

I told people that there are actually ways to do everything you can do on Market Samurai for absolutely free, and even offered some tools and suggestions about how to do this.

I told people straight-up that the link I provided was indeed an affiliate link, and that if they tried the free trial and didn't end up purchasing it, I would totally understand.

I showed people EXACTLY what it does and how to use it.

As one person wrote to me in an email after I literally asked the person why they took my recommendation:

There's actually a couple of things that sold me:

1. You said you use this every day.

2. You recommended it, and I trust you.

3. You showed us how to use it.

4. You made it simple and easy to understand.

5. You made me believe that I needed this product

6. You didn't push the product, and even showed us how to get the same info without it.

That was enough for me.

If you want a recipe for non-aggressive affiliate marketing on a blog, the type of affiliate marketing that will help you retain your readers and actually build more trust with them, the type of affiliate marketing that doesn't make you feel like a weasel, then that's it right there.

Earn trust by being honest and only recommend because the recommendation will help your audience, not because it will help you.

Outsourcing content writing, marketing, eLance.com, Fiverr.com, upwork.com

Held a contest on 99Designs.com, one of my Online Passive Income Tools of the Trade, to get a logo designed for my audio guide. Check out the design contest page to see all of the cool designs.

Podcasts

SPI 061 : Successful Startups, interview with John Saddington
SPI 062 : Marketing and Monetization
SPI 066: SEO and Keyword Research, interview with Spencer Haws
SPI 067: Neil Patel on How to Rank a Website Today
SPI 077: Criteria for Keyword and Niche Selection

Actual Courses

Pat launched his first online course & membership website, 'Breakthrough Blogging'. The 3-day launch, which was a part of the latest Only72.com promotion, was a major success. While designing the course, the live participation and workthroughs of actual website examples allowed Pat to rlease his first eBook, audio (podcast), and video complete course, which launched his earnings breakthough, when he offered it to his well-developed mailing list. Also, Powerup Podcasting course. 123 Affiliate Marketing course.

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