Get Off The Sidelines and Into The Game- Action Produces Results

Action Produces Results

The biggest lessons I’ve learned in running an online business and Internet Marketing in general, have NOT come from watching from the sidelines…

But more from jumping head first into the game.

This means getting uncomfortable, making mistakes, taking educated risks and soaking up every bit of knowledge in the process.

A common theme I see is people sitting back, waiting for the perfect training/system, dabbling a bit here and dabbling a bit there, and never fully committing to one single strategy.

When I started my solo ad business, I dove in head first.Get In The Game

It was the only thing on my mind…like I had tunnel vision or something.

The solo ad training I was using was very detailed and in depth (especially when one is just starting out) that I could’ve easily just observed the tutorials and not take any action.

However, I recognized this is what the vast majority of people do, which is why most don’t find any sort of success.

As I saw other aspiring solo ad vendors in our training community quit, I knew I was on the right track by sticking with it.

After a few months of building my foundation, I was fully in the game.

This is also when I saw about 75% of the people that started around the same time as me, just simply drop out.

I couldn’t believe the lack of patience and motivation people had when it came to starting an online business.

I also couldn’t believe how many people went through the entire training without even taking one step of action.

I’ll admit for myself, that there were times of confusion, struggle and failure but not once did I throw in the towel.

In fact, many of these experiences served me very well and taught me valuable lessons.

I guess what I’m trying to sum up here is that you won’t get anywhere if you aren’t willing to take some risk, put in the work and stay the course.

You do not want to be one of the “observers” from the sidelines watching others play the game you should be playing (and succeeding).

Possibly this mindset of mine comes from years of playing competitive sports (I used to hate coming out of games to get a rest).

I was generally always in the game, in the action and completely engaged.

This is how I want you to be when it comes to starting a side hustle, online business or whatever it is you’re doing in your life.

You can’t find success if you aren’t willing to take action and play the game.

So be honest here…

Do you tend to watch from the sidelines?

Or are you fully in the game?

Why Do I Love Both Buying Solo Ads & Selling Them Too?

Selling Solo Ads

If you’re unfamiliar with the the term solo ads, it basically means leveraging someone else’s email list in order to send traffic to your squeeze page, website, sales page or whatever it is you are promoting.

You purchase by the ‘click’ and although sales aren’t guaranteed (and shouldn’t be), the amount of clicks you purchase are indeed guaranteed (assuming you’re buying from the right solo ad provider).Buying Solo Ads

In my case I leverage my own email list as well as other reputable sellers, since I both buy and sell solo ad traffic…and lots of it.

There’s a few reasons why I love selling and buying solo ad traffic so much…

Let’s highlight a few of them below:

Benefits of Selling Solo Ads

1.) Additional Stream of Income: Solo ads have provided me a very consistent, predictable and sustainable stream of income online. For many, this could be life-changing whether it’s an extra $500 per month or $20,000 per month. Yes those numbers are possible when selling and buying solo ads. This has given me much more flexibility in my life.

2.) Passive Income: Much of what I make from my solo ad business is passive income.  Once you have your funnel set up correctly and ready to go, really all you have to do is send traffic to it.  What I also do is schedule out my email broadcasts weeks in advance, so I have to do as little manual work as possible.  Much of my solo ad business is run on auto-pilot.  However, it’s important to note that I do tons of testing, tweaking and experimenting which takes work.  It’s always a grind to try and get better results for myself and my clients.  And another point to make mention of is that I worked my butt off in the beginning to create a system that would one day be mostly passive.  I don’t want to spread the message here of “selling solo ads is so darn easy and 100% passive”…There will be work involved and especially in the beginning.

3.) Work From Anywhere: The wonderful thing about any internet business really is that you can most likely work from anywhere on this planet.  For me, I can do much of my solo ad selling from my smartphone (although I prefer my laptop), as long as it’s not creating new pages, tweaking my sales funnel or any other development work. But making sales, setting up solo ad orders and delivering traffic for my clients can all be done from my smartphone. This provides a world of freedom I didn’t know was possible until I got into this industry…just another example of why solo ads are awesome.

3.) Scalability and Referral Business: Once you establish yourself as a leader in the solo ad industry you start to get a lot of orders from people who have tried your traffic and referred their friends or tribe to try it as well.  Then if those people get good results, they tell more people.  It’s like a chain reaction. This makes scaling and growing your business incredibly possible and it really happens organically, whether you’re ready for it or not.  You get to a point where you do not have to really look for clients anymore if you don’t want to, as you are constantly getting referral customers ordering your services.  Can you say lucrative?

There’s about a thousand more benefits to selling solo ads but those are the main ones that came to mind while writing this blog post…Now let’s take a look at the benefits of buying solo ads below.

Benefits of Buying Solo Ads

1.) Ease of Use: One of the best benefits of buying solo ads is the sheer simplicity of it.  Literally all you have to do is:

  • Find the right solo ad vendor
  • Purchase the traffic package you want
  • Send them your link (and an email swipe if necessary)
  • Sit back, relax and watch the traffic roll in

This is important especially for people just starting out in Internet Marketing.  They are already overwhelmed by everything else on their plate, so solo ads are like a breath of fresh air when they see how easy they are. Which brings me to my next point.

2.) Speed: The speed in which your traffic comes in is very consistent and for the most part fast. This allows you to make conclusions quickly, change your approach or scale up if necessary. You won’t have to wait weeks or months to see traffic coming into your offer like you would with maybe free traffic methods when just starting out.  This is pretty much instant traffic, delivered to your offer (depending on if the solo ad seller has a queue time or not).

3.) Price: Solo ad prices are generally very reasonable and sometimes even negotiable with the seller (like me). This gives you the room to test different pages, buy lots of traffic and scale up your efforts very quickly.  If your funnel is converting well, you can ultimately build your email list for free and profit each run in many cases (which makes the price irrelevant when you get to this level).

Now there are also many more benefits to buying solo ads than I laid out above, but those are the core reasons that stand out to me.  Hopefully this gives you more confidence to go out and try this traffic source for yourself. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. You can also take a look at my solo ad website here, and contact me with any additional questions.

Have you had any experience with solo ads?

Have you bought or maybe even sold them?

You Know Your Blog Is Gaining Traction When You Start Getting Guest Post Requests

Accepting Guest Posts

The past couple of months, I’ve been noticing an increasing number of people reaching out to me to see if they can get a guest post published on my blog.

If you’re new to this, guest posting is basically a link building technique, where you reach out to other relevant blogs in your general niche to see if you can get an article published on their website (with a link back to your blog within the article).

Guest Post Request

It’s a very powerful strategy for strengthening the overall SEO of your website, and more specifically increasing your search engine rankings as well as organic traffic.

I recommend you check out my blog post “What Is Guest Posting- Powerful Link Building Tips” if you’re unfamiliar with this method or if you’d like to try it out for yourself.

Google heavily favors websites that have a healthy backlink portfolio (meaning a number of natural, quality and authoritative backlinks pointing to your website).

And guest posting is one of the best techniques to achieve this.

Now I know I’ve talked about the power of guest posting on other websites, but why is it also powerful to accept guest posts on your own website as well?

There’s a reason why so many successful bloggers accept guest post submissions on their website…

A few of the main benefits that jump right out at me are:

1.) Consistent Content Generation: Accepting guest posts not only saves you time, but it also provides you with consistent content from other established bloggers. It’s really excellent when you receive a 1,000 word article from someone you’ve connected with and literally all you have to do is hit publish. This is a great way to boost your blog and provide your readers with additional content. It’s important to note that even if you’re getting a ton of guest post submissions, it’s still vital that you continue to publish your own blog posts as well. Think of how your blog got to this position in the first place…by you creating valuable content yourself.  The majority of your articles on your website should be written by you, and then if you’d like, you can supplement that with external posts from other bloggers.

2.) Additional Stream of Revenue: Guest posting can actually turn into a form of revenue for your website. Many people charge for guest posts (sometimes called sponsored posts if someone wants to include a commercial backlink to their website). This is entirely up to you if you want to charge money. If another blogger sends you a post that is a bit more promotional rather than informational, it may be worth it to charge $50-100+ given the content style. This is somehting you will have to decide for yourself depending on your vision and mission of your website. It could be a nice way to create some passive income and an additional revenue stream from your blog.

3.) Connections with Other Blogger: Last but not least, accepting guest posts is a great way to connect with other bloggers in your niche. Sometimes you can pitch them back and ask if you could have a guest post published on their website to build a quality backlink for yourself. It’s also a great way to both give and receive tips, brainstorm marketing strategies etc. Not all bloggers and blogs are competition, in fact, many will help you get to the next level. Look at guest posting communication as a great way to network with like-minded individuals who share similar goals as you do.

At the time of writing this, I currently don’t have a page dedicated to guest post submissions, however it is something I will most likely be creating within the next few months.

This is a good way to go over your writing guidelines, details, pricing etc…

If you’re not at the stage of accepting guest posts yet, no problem…your main focus then should be getting your articles published on other websites until you build up enough authority to begin accepting content for yourself.

Try to start really moving the needle in your backlinking and content generation efforts.

Once you start, the momentum continues to pick up.

Stay patient and remain consistent!

SEO Marketing Tools That I Personally Use On A Regular Basis

SEO Tools For Website Analysis

The wonderful thing about search engine optimization (SEO), is that there are so many tools available at your fingertips to help you monitor and improve your overall SEO efforts.

SEO marketing tools are continuing to get more advanced, detailed and accurate, which can alleviate some of the complexity that comes with properly optimizing websites for search.

SEO Marketing Tools

However, it’s important that you find the right mix of tools that aligns with your goals and your aspirations.

Below are the SEO tools that I personally use on a regular basis.

There are hundreds (if not thousands) of other powerful marketing tools to choose from online…if there are any

that you use, that are worth checking out, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

My Favorite SEO Marketing Tools (In No Particular Order)

1.) Screaming Frog This is a unique SEO spider and website crawling tool where you are able to scrape out any website/URL to gain additional insight and analyze onsite SEO elements.  Screaming Frog is excellent for checking things like Title Tags, Meta Descriptions, H1 Tags, Image ALT Tags, 301 redirects, 404 errors, canonical tags and much more.  There are also more advanced reports you can pull as well. One of my favorites is identifying unnecessary redirect chains for websites that have too many redirects in place. Feel free to explore Screaming Frog more on your own, I would not be able to do my SEO work without it. Absolutely amazing tool.

2.) MOZMOZ is a powerful platform that allows you to keep track of your search engine rankings, monitor important crawl issues related to your website, analyze link metrics (backlinks, competitor backlinks) and much more. The team behind MOZ really knows what they’re doing when it comes to SEO, and the software they’ve built is extremely helpful whether you’re doing SEO for yourself or other companies. Being able to track your rankings effectively will ultimately help you increase your position in Google overtime as well as bring in more organic traffic. If you haven’t tried MOZ yet, you need to take it for a spin.

3.) SerpfoxThis is similar to MOZ but on a smaller scale (and does not track crawl errors). However the reason I added it here is 1.) because I use it for some of my smaller accounts and 2.) it is a great starting point for someone who is just getting into tracking their search rankings. Serpfox has packages starting at $10 per month and allows you to track your keyword phrases and pull ranking reports.  It’s a really solid little rank tracking tool, and perfect for someone who is just getting their feet wet in terms of SEO (and beyond).

4.) Google Search Console– It is highly recommended that Google Search Console is set up for every website you do SEO for. If Google gives you access to these tools for free, it’s a no-brianer to use them to collect data.  Google Search Console allows you to submit your XML sitemap to Google, gain more insight on organic traffic, monitor crawl errors, check your index status, disavow spammy backlinks, analyze your search appearance and a whole lot more. It is beyond valuable for any SEO specialist and provides the information you need for a better optimized website.

6.) Google Analytics– Another no-brainer is making sure Google Analytics is set up on your website.  This allows you to track all of your traffic data, including total traffic, organic traffic, referral traffic, direct traffic, page views, bounce rate, average time on page, conversions and about a million other metrics. Google Analytics is powerful in comparing traffic year-over-year and month-over-month traffic to see how your SEO campaign is performing. It is also a vital resource to identify what pages are driving the most traffic/conversions and which pages need some work. Every website need Google Analytics set up, regardless if you’re doing SEO or not. Take advantage of all the free information Google is giving us and utilize Google Analytics to take things to the next level.

Now I do use other SEO marketing tools in addition to what you see above, but these are the core ones I go to on a daily and weekly basis.

Actually a recent SEO tool I’ve been testing is called Seomator, which is a very useful website crawler and auditing tool to help improve the overall SEO of your website (let me know what you think if you check it out).

Everyone will have a somewhat different lineup in terms of SEO tools, so it’s always interesting to see the variation from person to person.

If you use different SEO tools that aren’t on this list, please leave them in the comments section below…this could really help anyone who is reading.

What SEO marketing tools do you use?

Are you a fan of any listed in this post?

A $778 Morning Thanks To Solo Ads- Income Breakdown

Solo Ad Income

I woke up the other morning (October 19, 2017) to a total of $778 from 4 different solo ad orders.

Now let me be clear that this post isn’t to brag or boast…it’s strictly to demonstrate the possibilities you have with running an online business and to inspire some of you to take serious action.

Let me also be transparent and explain that the $778 I made that morning was not all profit (remember it takes some re-investing to produce solo ad traffic)…However, a good chunk of it was indeed profit.

I also want to re-enforce that it took me around 2 years to build up to producing these types of numbers in one single morning.

These results don’t come overnight, but more overtime, with a lot of hard work, dedication and patience.

It’s important we set realistic expectations for any aspiring solo ad sellers out there.

Now Let’s Break This Down To Give You A Better Idea of How I Made This Kind of Money Just From 4 Solo Ad Sales!

It’s really quite a unique feeling waking up to that kind of money in the morning when it takes some people all week to make this (nothing wrong with that, but keep an open mind to what’s possible).

Like I said, this was the result of 4 separate solo ad orders from 4 separate buyers.

Let’s break it down by each sale so you can understand where the $778 number came from:

  • 100 click order (100% Tier 1 Countries) for $99
  • 1,000 click order (80% Tier 1 Countries) for $490
  • 200 click order (repeat buyer discount- 80% Tier 1) for $90
  • 100 click order (100% Tier 1 Countries) for $99
Total Solo Ad Revenue: $778

Now it’s important to realize that these sales came in because of the reputation I’ve built up for myself in the solo ad space for the past few years….it also came in passively.Solo Ad Training

Solo ad income is not easy to produce by any means and there’s a lot of competition, but success in this industry comes from delivering consistent results, repeat buyers and new customer acquisition.

Strategically, I have connected my marketing efforts and have different techniques that allow me to retain existing customers and generate new business as well.

I think the main point I’m trying to make in this article by highlighting these numbers, is that there is no “ceiling” when it comes to running a business.

Meaning, sky is the limit in terms of how much you can make in a single day, week, month or year.

With a job, you are generally always capped (unless you make commission/bonuses) to how much you can make.

Why not try to start a side hustle that produces some extra cash?

Even if it’s just enough to cover groceries, gas for your car, a night out with your significant other, whatever…it could potentially turn into more than that and shake up your life in a great way.

Immediately after I have a big day in terms of income, I challenge myself and say “okay, now what steps do I need to take to get to a $1,500 day, a $3,000 day, a $10,000 day”…

This is the type of mindset it takes to keep progressing in your business and especially in the world of Internet Marketing.

If you’re not constantly improving, then you’re really shooting yourself in the foot.

I’ll be the first person to tell you, that with any business you start, adversity is sure to come your way.

But it is also what propels you to success.

The best thing you can do right now if get your feet wet and try stuff!

Do these types of posts help?

Do you like seeing the numbers laid out like this?

How Many Of You Dread Monday Mornings? Please Be Honest Here!

It’s a Sunday evening at the time of writing this post and this topic for today came into my head as I was in the grocery store (I know, of all places right).

Now I do not like going to the grocery store on weekends for the simple fact that it’s always jam packed and chaotic in there.

What inspired me to write this post was seeing so many people in the grocery store almost frantically shopping, spun out in a way and rushing to get their grocery shopping done before the start of the dreaded work week.

When Sunday rolls around, for so many people it’s not a true day off…

It actually involves doing chores and getting everything ready for another 40-60 hour work week ahead.

Trust me, I know because I still work a day job myself (mainly because I really enjoy what I do).

However, I also know that NOT starting a side-hustle on your own will keep you stuck in this pattern for pretty much your entire life!

Unless you are extremely smart with your money and strive for financial independence (this is also another way out).

Sound scary?

It’s okay to be resistant to another long and stressful work week…and especially Monday mornings…

BUT IT’S NOT OKAY TO NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT AND CONTINUE THIS CYCLE FOR ANOTHER 10, 20 or 30 YEARS!

Dread Monday Mornings

Meaning, working 9-5 Monday-Friday, having very little time for yourself or your family, never having much extra money and spending all of your free time doing unproductive activities such as watching TV, surfing Facebook, scrolling through Instagram etc.

It’s time to start striving for more…It’s time to start creating extra streams of income…It’s time to start living more on your own terms.

Hear me out for a second…

What if you built up enough of a side income from hustling your butt off on weekends and any extra free time during the week, that all of a sudden you didn’t have to work 5 days a week at your day job?

Maybe you’re making enough money that you only have to work 3 days a week…

Maybe you’re making enough where you can quit your job altogether…

Let that sink in for a minute, how would this shake things up in your life?

Even just having an extra day off from work could be life-changing…

This is the mindset I want you to start developing.

The mindset of building assets and creating options for yourself.

There is nothing wrong with working a job, but in the meantime you should be building your legacy as well.

This is the only way to get out of the rat race earlier than most people do and on your own terms.

So when you get that dreaded feeling of the Monday morning blues, instead of suppressing it, start using it to your advantage and as motivation to create more opportunity in your life.

I want you to live differently than 99% of other people.

Start a blog maybe and document your journey, your successes, your failures…similar to what I do here.

People really enjoy this type of content and can learn a lot from the process of seeing someone else’s examples.

So if you absolutely hate the start of a new work week, get anxiety about waking up on Monday morning, and feel no passion for getting to your place of work, remember that you have the power to change this overtime.

Stay patient, work hard and always remain hungry.

Your possibilities are endless.

I wanna hear from you…

Do you hate when Monday morning sneaks up on you after a nice weekend?

Do you spend your extra free time building your dream or do you waste it on useless activities?

Let me know your thoughts!

Master This Link Building Technique For Maximum Results (Seriously)

Link Building Benefits

Link building is an SEO strategy that I personally really enjoy doing.

Mainly because it results in the most noticeable improvements/movement for my blog and other external websites that I work on (this is assuming all other SEO is in place properly as well).

And by movement I mean increases in search engine rankings, organic traffic, engagement, conversions etc.

Unfortunately, link building for many people can be a very daunting and confusing process.

This is quite common actually.

There are many bloggers out there who write great content, optimize all of their SEO tags with target terms, post on a consistent schedule but hit a wall when it comes to link building…This makes them and their blog stagnant.

If they just mastered this one link building technique I’m going to share with you below, it could potentially sky rocket their results.

In this post, I want to go over one of the most natural, easiest and ethical ways to build quality backlinks to your website.

So what is the technique I’m talking about?

Guest Posting For Maximum Results!

That’s right, guest posting!

This is as simple as reaching out to other websites/blogs in your general niche and asking them if you could write an article that would be published on their website…which in return would contain your website link within the article, building you a natural backlink.

Other bloggers and website owners are constantly looking for unique and fresh content to put on their websites…and this is where you come in to help out.Link Building Technique

There should never really be a shortage of guest post opportunities (unless you’re operating in an extremely specified niche) because every website needs quality and consistent content….Remember content is king!

If you want more information on how to actually get started with guest posting, make sure to check out my article on “What Is Guest Posting?” for more details on the process.

One thing I’d like to point out is that you must remain patient with guest posting and link building in general.

Some of these websites you reach out to may take a little while to respond, or some time to publish your article but if you stick with this approach it WILL be worth it.

On the topic of patience, it’s also important to understand that if/when you do get a guest post published, it will take Google some time to recognize that backlink pointing to your website.

Don’t expect to see the benefits immediately.

Sometimes it can take a few weeks and even months before you really see your hard work pay off.

And I say hard work, because although this is a simple link building technique, it will take a little while to master the process from start to finish.

But when you do, watch out!

Link Building Benefits- Don’t Put This Off

I’ve already mentioned some of the link building benefits above but this will help bring everything full circle.

If you truly master link building and make it a main priority in your marketing efforts, the results can really be exciting.

Let’s take a look at the main benefits of link building below:

1.) Increased Search Rankings:

This to me is the biggest benefits overall of link building. When Google starts recognizing the backlinks pointing to your website, you really start to jump up in the search results. It’s exciting when you start hitting the first page of Google for relevant and highly searched keyword phrases….which brings me to the next benefit.

2.) Increased Organic Traffic:

As a result of higher search rankings, this will ultimately bring your site more organic traffic. I don’t know about you, but organic traffic from the search engines is my favorite traffic source.  It’s free, it’s highly targeted and sky is the limit with how much you can generate.

3.) Strengthens Overall SEO/brings everything together:

Link building strengthens the overall SEO of your website and really brings everything together.  It helps you rank for the keywords you’re targeting in your Title tags, H1 tags, Image ALT tags etc.  It also helps build authority to specific blog posts, web pages and your website in general.

4.) Referral Traffic From Other Sites:

Although not the main benefit, but an added bonus is the referral traffic you could potentially receive from having your article published on another website.  Depending on the popularity of the site, this could bring in a healthy amount of traffic and new readers.

5.) Create New Relationships:

Another great benefit is the relationships you build with other bloggers.  These are people you can possibly work with in the future, share ideas, tactics and strategies with. Networking in this industry is always important, and this is a great way to connect with like-minded people.

To summarize this post, if you master the strategy of link building, your website will thank you for it and respond over time.

This is one of the most important skills you can have in your toolbox when it comes to the organic growth of your blog.

Don’t take this lightly and more importantly get out there are start building some links.

It may feel difficult at first, but stick with it.

And if you need extra support, either contact me or refer to this post here.

What are your thoughts on this?

Have you had success with guest posting?

Have you not even tried yet?

Waking Up To A $196 Commission – Connecting Your Marketing Efforts

Connecting Marketing

In this post I want to explain the importance of connecting all of your marketing efforts together (if possible and where appropriate).

For example, the other day I woke up to a $196 commission from my solo ad website here.

I sold a 200 click solo ad package (100% Tier 1 countries) for 0.98 cost per click which equates to $196.

Now the cool thing about this is that my blog was the platform that ultimately generated this sale.

It looked something like this:

  • A person searched Google for something related to “best solo ad vendors
  • They found my blog post here in Google’s search results (thanks to proper SEO)
  • They then navigated to my my solo ad website by visiting the link in my blog post
  • And then made a purchase for $196 for 200 clicks!

Although that may seem like a complicated process (especially to someone just starting out in Internet Marketing), it’s really not all that difficult.

This is the power of connecting your marketing efforts with other business models, website’s, income streams, social media profiles etc…whatever it may be.

The money made in this example literally came in my sleep thanks to the dynamism of blogging and some simple search engine optimization.

I connected SEO with ==> My Blog ==> with ==> My Solo Ad Business

Is this starting to make sense?

Connecting Your Marketing

Connect your marketing efforts!

When you rely on just one marketing platform, strategy or technique, you are leaving a large chunk of money on the table.

A big problem I see is that most internet marketers out there are just looking for the “quick sale”…and aren’t willing to put in the work or research to create something more sustainable.

Hence why 97% (maybe more) fail in this business…

Stop thinking of shortcuts or workarounds.

This one strategy I explained above took a few months before I even made a sale from it.

However, now that it’s implemented properly, it has the potential to bring me in a residual income for months or years to come.

So when I say connect your marketing efforts, I mean make it possible for people to jump from one platform of yours to the next, to the next…and so on (eventually until they convert).

An example of this could be:

A YouTube video, then goes to a blog post, which then leads to an affiliate link, which then leads to an affiliate commission.

But the combinations and possibilities here are endless.

It’s important to me that I give you real life examples of what I’m seeing success with, so I can help/inspire as many people as possible to do the same or something similar.

I know if I had this type of information when I first started out, it would of really made things more clear, saved me time and given me motivation to continue.

Remember, this blog as much as it’s a personal business, is a case study to demonstrate what works well and what doesn’t work so well.

And from experience, I know that connecting your marketing efforts can be very powerful.

So let me ask you…What’s your experience with this?

Have you witnessed the same for yourself?

Or are you still waiting to get started online?

Global Reach- That’s What You Get With Blogging!

Global Reach

So I wasn’t even planning on writing a blog post today but an important topic popped in my head when I heard a song on the radio this morning.

There’s various reasons why I encourage people to start a blog if they’re looking for a legitimate way to build either a part-time or full-time income online.

But one of the main reasons which I don’t touch upon often is that you literally have the power to reach people globally with your very own blog.

Now if you think about that for a second, it’s really quite remarkable.

A blog is something you can work on in the comfort of your own home, at a local coffee shop, sitting under a tree in your backyard and people from all over the world can be reading your content.

It’s pretty amazing when you take a step back and let that sink in.

The Internet has opened up so many opportunities for the average person to not just get started online, but to gain a global following in the process.

Never has there been a time where the possibilities were this wide open.

If you’re in your 20’s like I am (at the time of writing this post at least), our parents didn’t even have this privilege growing up.

Gloabl Reach With Blogging

This picture is above my computer desk to keep my mind open to the possibilities of online business.

To be able to fire up your computer, go online and start plugging away at your business is a complete blessing in my opinion.

And especially when you have no limitations in terms of who you can reach in the world.

I still get blown away when I check my Google Analytics account and see people visiting my blog from so many different parts of the planet.

It really puts things into perspective and gives me even more motivation to continue creating valuable content for my diverse group of readers.

You CAN reach people globally when you harness the power of blogging.

I want to drive this point home.

Because the ones who understand the effectiveness of this, can really start taking advantage of it.

We are currently living in a time like no other, and it would be foolish not to get in on the action while you still can.

Take a few minutes to truly grasp the idea of “Global Reach” and realize that you can have this too with a simple blog or website.

But you must get the ball rolling.

Don’t wait any longer…

Your audience is waiting!

Building An Online Business? Make Your Weekends Really Count

Starting An Online Business

I couldn’t tell you how many times I was looked at as “odd” or “lame” for choosing to stay in on weekends when most of my peers were going out to the bars, drinking, partying etc.

What they didn’t realize is that while they were out blowing money, eating crappy food and being hungover the next day, I was straight up hustling on all levels.

That’s right…I was reading, researching, learning, saving money, working on my online business and creating options in my life.

Now of course you have to have fun once in a while, but it’s important to realize if you’re building an online business and you work during the week, you must make your weekends count…big-time!

This means waking up at 5:30-6:00AM on a Saturday/Sunday morning to write a blog post, record a YouTube video, build a new website, or whatever it is that you’re working on.

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Well I did this for years and years (and continue to do so)…Especially because early morning is the best time to get some serious work done.

In fact, a 10-14 hour work day on the weekends is very common for me (and I love it).

You can’t afford not to adopt this type of schedule if you’re building an online business.

I’ve come to the realization that not everyone has the hustle, motivation or entrepreneurial  drive in them to make this happen and that’s okay.

But those of you who do want something more out of life than your current situation, it’s time to turn your weekends into your slave.

When you find yourself grinding when everyone else is out having fun, you know you’re on the right track.

This may sound depressing to some of you, but if you want to build an online business and have an extra stream of income you have to work your butt off…simple as that.

My Challenge To You Is…

So my challenge to anyone reading this that feels that they’ve been wasting precious time on weekends that they could instead put into building their online business is to START NOW!

Seriously…

This Saturday and Sunday, set your alarm for 6:00AM at the very latest.

Do not make any plans and dedicate the entire day to working on your dream.

Create a to do list that you will complete for the day, with the biggest tasks first on the list.

Dedicate yourself to this lifestyle to the best of your ability over the next few months and eventually years.

Be intentional with the time you spend on your work, follow a proven plan and ride the wave.

You may be surprised by just how much you can accomplish…

What’s great about building an online business is that it can be done just on the weekends to start, until you gain more momentum and free up some more time for yourself.

As cliche as it sounds, it really comes down to how bad you want to succeed and more importantly the dreaded word for so many people…SACRIFICE.

What are you willing to sacrifice in order to build your business to the top?

For me this was simple to answer…

No more late nights/late mornings, no more partying, wasting money, eating bad food, relaxing or lounging etc…

It’s time to turn weekends into your greatest asset.

I’d love to hear what you think about this.

Are you currently utilizing your weekends in the most efficient way to build your online business?

What does your average weekend schedule look like right now?

Is their room for improvement?

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