Hey! Honest Housewife here!
A trend that I have noticed is video marketing. More and more companies are producing, sharing and uploading videos to engage potential customers. Over the last few years YouTube has grown to over 1 billion unique visitors per month! That is a HUGE amount of traffic and potential customers watching videos! In the internet marketing world videos have become the number one way to get messages across to people who are interested in online opportunities.
It is also known that to rank videos online, you have to really know what you are doing. Anyone can just upload a video to YouTube but it takes a specialist to know what to say, how it should look, how long it should be, etc. This is why there are companies that will take care of this for you. You don’t want to leave these things to chance or your videos will never make it on the search engines.
When you are looking for a company to do this for you, make sure to do your homework. Look for samples, see how many videos they already have up, look at comments, reviews, etc. There are, of course, tons of companies that claim they can rank videos online but remember that you get what you pay for.
Always check out a companies credentials and again, search for other videos they have produced, uploaded and ranked for other people and companies. Also know that YouTube isn’t the only source out there. Search Google for other places where your videos can be uploaded. The more exposure you get, the more traffic you will receive.
Video is growing exponentially and if you are not taking part, you need to start now. 95% of traffic right now is video traffic. Get your piece of it today!
Understanding correct SEO is crucial for increasing your traffic and brand awareness. Right at this very moment, someone is searching for a piece of content that is similar to yours. Without SEO, the contents of your website, no matter how well written they are, will go unnoticed.
Staying updated about the top SEO tactics takes research and experimentation. Because Google’s algorithms get constantly improved, it is also important to stay tuned to the latest trends and updates from them.
With these in mind, you can become your own SEO expert and drive traffic to your website. Here are some SEO techniques that you can implement right away to increase your traffic.
Whenever you write a new blog post, you must check the most popular keywords used by the searchers for you to know what you can use in your blog posts. Keyword research is a very important process in SEO as it tells you the exact words and phrases potential clients, customers or subscribers are using to search on Google. You can research keywords with ease by using a keyword tool by Google.
Create Quality Content Consistently
A true, relevant and quality content will naturally attract backlinks, social media shares, real readers and loyal subscribers. This is good for both SEO and user experience.
Good content may attract readers but excellent articles will make you stand out from your competitors. Do not write a blog posts just for the sake of publishing something. Write quality and useful resources that would stand out from the crowd.
Don’t forget to add pictures, infographics or videos to make it look attractive and informative. The competition is getting tough, so producing top notch articles is one of the best ways to succeed.
Create Powerful Internal Links
One of the easiest ways to create powerful backlinks is by linking new articles to your already existing posts. By linking to relevants posts that you have written and published before, you can build quality links and use the anchor texts that you prefer. These links are valuable and it will keep your readers more engaged in your website.
Clean Your Old Posts
For many years, backlinking has been an essential element of search engine optimization. Although you could still get traffic even without links, you will never be able to compete with authority sites in your industry if you do not build quality backlinks.
To gain more organic traffic, you need to be serious about your backlinks – including those that already exist in your older blog posts. Since you are now more knowledgeable on how to market your website, you can start cleaning up the mess you have made before you knew how to use SEO.
SEO is not about the number of links you have, but rather the quality of links you present in your post. To get good results and increase organic traffic, go back to your old posts and identify the best links you can keep and the bad ones you need to remove. Here are the important characteristics of a good backlink
- Contextual links are great for driving traffic
- Link from a long and comprehensive article carry a lot of SEO value
- Link is from a website with a good domain authority
- Dofollow links are important for organic traffic growth (especially dofollow links to author websites)
- The backlink was added by the editor and was not automatically built
- The link is from a relevant website in your industry
If the backlinks are spammy, unnatural and irrelevant, remove these to help boost your traffic.
Become A Guest Blogger On Reputable Sites
One of the best ways to promote your website is to become a guest blogger on a popular website with a similar niche. This is a tactic where you can get your website in front of an established community that can potentially become your customers or readers as well.
Another benefit in guest blogging is that you get a backlink from their website and this positively impacts on your SEO. You just need to make sure that you refrain guest blogging from low-quality websites as this might have a negative impact instead. Therefore, you need to be selective when choosing a website where you can submit your article to.
Unless you have allotted a budget for an advertising campaign to promote your blog, it will take months before your website or blog establishes its own readership. For some, it may even take years. So don’t be alarmed if it is taking too long. Stay patient and focus your energy in delivering quality content that your readers will love.
In case you didn’t know, affiliate marketing has a distant relative that does not appear often in the Internet marketing industry talks. Its name is drop shipping, and today I am letting our guest author, Jorge E. Aguayo, tell you more about the topic.
Being a drop shipper is almost like being a re-seller. The difference with drop shipping is on the way you handle stock.
In a normal re-seller business, you buy wholesale and sell retail. You need some storage space for the products you bought while you sell them. You do make profit, but you also have some costs. Costs may include customs taxes, storage space, packaging and shipping, just to name a few.
In a drop shipping business you do not have any stock. You sell the product online, and then you ask the manufacturer to ship the purchased product to your client for you. Needless to say, you pay them their share and keep the rest as your profit.
It sounds good, doesn’t it? Yes, it is that simple, making it perfect for any stay-at-home mum who knows how to sell a product. It is a great way to start a business without all the bells and whistles.
If you add to that the fact it is not as popular as other online marketing options out there, it may be the side income you have been looking for.
Yet we are on Honest Housewife here, so let’s take a deeper look at all the pros and cons of drop shipping.
- Drop shipping is easy to implement. You may start with just an online store and a few products.
- You do not need to invest in renting a shop, getting business licences, buying furniture to begin. You just need a domain name, an e-commerce software.
- You do not need to drop ship for just one store. You may make profit from many sets of products in the same online shop!
- As mentioned above, you do not need to keep any stock of products in your house (or office).
- Tax-related issues are easier, as you do not need to count your stock as assets in your tax returns.
- Your clients may never learn who the real manufacturer is, so they may keep coming back to your store to buy again!
- You receive your commission in advance. You do not need to wait until the next payment cycle.
- You may need to sign agreements or contracts with the suppliers.
- As you do not control the stock, eventually you run the risk of selling an item that the supplier does not have anymore. Let me repeat that: eventually. Don’t let this discourage you.
- It is a little bit harder to provide warranty, or to return or change defective items, as you need to arrange that with your suppliers.
- Unless you buy one product for yourself or read the manuals thoroughly, you may not be as able to provide customer service as the real manufacturer.
- You need to learn about online marketing and online advertising. You may open your store fast, but it doesn’t mean the world will freeze to go and buy from you.
Now, don’t let the cons discourage you. With some work, drop shipping can make really good money for you. Many drop shippers start with an eBay account drop shipping items that are on sale at Walmart or Alibaba. Of course, you want something more elaborated, something that may become a business in the long run and that can stand the test of time.
So here is what I suggest you doing if you want to start in the drop shipping business:
The most important task is to select good sources. The better the suppliers the better the business. I can’t stress this enough!
Try to find uncommon goods. Everybody sells USB pen drives. Come on, be creative!
Try to find items that can be sold all year round, or sets of items from a few stores that will supplement each other so you can sell all year round. It doesn’t matter if they need to come from more than one supplier. You need a steady income to keep a business moving all year round.
For example, you may start drop shipping the exclusive baby alpaca sweaters and cardigans for men and women we sell on our site; but if you don’t find a delightful set of bikinis for the summer, you run the risk of only being able to do business in autumn. That makes not sense, does it?
Double-check the supplier. Search online, surf drop shipping groups and try to find reviews about the supplier’s reputation before joining their drop shipping program. You do not want to feed a scammer. Drop shipper communities are a good place to look for sources too.
About Jorge E. Aguayo
Jorge (a.k.a. Tedel on the Internet) is a South American online marketer born in Peru. He is currently working for Tinkuy, an online store of hand-knit baby alpaca products made in that country. In his free time, he likes riding his bike, swimming, reading and writing.
Honest Housewife here!
I have come across a business platform that is just killing it out there. It has everything you need to build an online business including several income streams that you can earn for free. You mainly work it from your cell phone. I don’t know about you but I am on my smartphone almost constantly! 🙂
Have you heard of Easy Cash Code? I have seen it in several Facebook Groups and on Twitter but I never really took the time to check into it. I did yesterday and I am so glad I did. My sponsor is making a full time income and did it in just five months! The nice thing is that she is paid directly to her PayPal account multiple times a day. You don’t have to wait to get paid!
There is intensive training and there are no questions left unanswered. There are Facebook Groups you can join to help you through the process and support is amazing! The think I like the best is the text messaging marketing. I am so excited to start this part of it!
If you are a part of Easy Cash Code already, let me know how it is going. Did you find it hard to start? Are you having any issues? How are you promoting it?
Let’s do this together! Comment below and let us know how it’s making a difference in your life!
P.S. If you join Easy Cash Code through one of links above, yes I will earn a commission but there is no extra cost to you for me to earn that. 🙂
I did a recent search on Google for blog content. Unfortunately I don’t always have time to blog like I would want to. Sometimes I need a little help coming up with good ideas and content so I went searching to see what I could find.
There are several sites for articles like ArticleBase.com, ArticleFactory.com, ArticleCity.com, but the problem with that is you are putting content on your site that is not unique. All of these sites let anyone post them as long as they are linked back. Google is not a fan of duplicate content so that’s not a good idea.
There are also sites where you can purchase PLR articles. This is a little better as they are not sold to a huge number of people, but they are still not unique to you. They may only be sold to 150 people, but still that’s 150 blogs that have that content on them.
I also looked into someone writing the blog posts for me. This is a good idea for unique content, but you need to have money to do that. It can get quite expensive if you want posts coming to you on the regular. I’m not saying this a good idea but unless you have a good amount to invest, then this isn’t for you.
The best way to get good quality, unique content for your site is guest bloggers. Ah ha! 🙂 Sure there are some that take cash but not as much as a regular blogger. There are also WP Plugins that help the process. A couple of free places I found are:
You sign up for a free account, enter your blog and then wait for people to contact you or you can put in a post asking for guest posts.
One of the services that have paid blog posts is:
All of these have unique and well written content for your blog if needed. I have had a couple of guest blog posts that have been extremely well written, a good length and have benefited my blog.
I would definitely be interested in any places you know of where there is great contact for a blog, or if you would like to write a guest post for this blog, please let me know!
Have a good one!
There is a plethora of income generating opportunities online. Whatever your skills or interests are, there is definitely something that you can do using your computer to earn income. Whether you are an employed professional, a college student, a stay-at-home mom, or a retired senior, you can work online and earn extra money. Here are three ways for you to gain income from online work:
Offer Your Services Online
A lot of freelance work are available online in websites like Upwork. There is a wide range of job categories that you can choose from based on your skills and experience, including photography, accounting, marketing, sales, and customer service. If you barely have enough experience in your field, there is no need to worry. Projects posted in this site varies, from beginner’s level to intermediate and expert. For newbies who want to land their first project, one way to win your client’s trust is to provide them with samples of your work or work for a small project for a minimal fee so they can test your skills and work practice.
Sell Products Online
You can either start creating stuff and sell them online or become a reseller on websites like Etsy, Shopify, Amazon, or eBay. You can also create a Facebook page or Instagram account and post photos of your products on these popular social media channels, along with descriptions and prices of these items. Make sure to include the payment methods allowed and how long the customers can expect their orders to be delivered to them. Another important thing is to ensure that you deliver exactly what they ordered, so that you become known as a reliable and trusted seller.
Teach or Train Online
This is an ideal online job for almost anyone. Even a young university student can teach and make a living online. One thing you can do is teach is the English language to foreign students. There are several websites that provide work as home-based English teacher, such as Cambly, Duolingo, and Englishhunt. Retired individuals and mothers who left their jobs to personally take care of their family can also create an online course and share their skills and knowledge through this. You don’t even have to hire a web developer to build your online training class for you. Search online for a learning management system that suits your budget and your requirements, and you can easily build an online course yourself.
Whether you’re looking for a way to earn additional income or to completely rely on your online endeavours to make a living, you will find that there are a lot of great opportunities for you online. All you need to do is perform an online search and decide which of the many projects available for you will complement your lifestyle and match your skills and interests. From there, all you need to do is be committed to your online job and give your best each time so that you get to build good relationships with your clients.
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Michelle Gonzalez has been writing for SMEs across the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK for the last five years. She is a highly-experienced blogger and SEO copywriter, writing business blogs for various industries such as marketing, law, health and wellness, beauty, and education, particularly on e-learning platforms such as www.teachable.com.
Honest Housewife here!
I belong to quite a few Facebook groups about online marketing, internet marketing, etc. I was just on my news feed this morning and great day! There are STILL so many people advertising clearly scam programs. I saw a few about “Send a Text and make $200 today!” and “If you can mail out 100 postcards, you can rich too!” COME ON PEOPLE!
It is really irritating that there are so many people out there trying to take advantage of “newbies” that are just trying to make it online. Sure, there are folks that want to make the quick buck without doing any work, and in my opinion if you’re going to be that lazy then by all means, throw your money away on one of these scams. But if you really want to try and succeed in something you are passionate about, whether it be Facebook, Twitter, blogging, writing, etc. then there is work involved. There is no easy way.
Of the programs that I have been a part of or purchased, nothing has made me rich overnight. What usually happens is there are a few golden nuggets of information in them and I just use those to continue to do what I already do. There is nothing wrong with that. It’s all about learning your niche, ways to drive traffic, and then providing people with information and help that they can really use.
People will listen to you if you know what you’re talking about and can provide them information that will help them succeed. It just gets frustrating when my feed is full of crap that it makes me think the real opportunities are getting lost, and that’s a bad thing.
This is just be complaining. 🙂 I want to make sure that if you are new to the business to please, please, please watch out for things that sound too good to be true, because they definitely are!
Put your nose to the grindstone, find something you are passionate about and like to talk about and talk about it to people who have the same interest. Please don’t take the easy way out. If it was easy, everybody would be doing it. 🙂
Have a great day!
Happy Thursday! Honest Housewife here!
So you all know I started about 6 years ago in Internet Marketing. Like every newbie I wanted things to happen overnight. 🙂 There are tons of programs that claim they can make you a gazillionaire overnight but believe me, NONE OF THEM ARE TRUE! I fell for quite a few of them and I’m not saying they are scams, I’m just saying it is nearly impossible to make money overnight. There is a learning curve with everything, even if you are a seasoned marketer.
Most marketers that come out with all these products already have huge email lists, tons of Twitter followers and a bunch of friends on Facebook. What they don’t tell you is that if you don’t already have these things, it’s going to take some time to build those bases in order to market to them.
So in my early journey I went for the Fiverr gigs that promised 10,000 Twitter followers in 2 minutes, blah, blah, blah. LOL! Sounded good right? Wrong! 10,000 visitors to your site for $5! Simple right? Wrong! Most of those people are sending bot traffic to your site which means they aren’t real people and do not help you at all. Those 10,000 Twitter followers? They are mostly fake accounts and do absolutely nothing.
What you want is for people to engage in what you have to say/sell, and then pass it onto other people who would be interested. You want to grow your email list with people that like what you have to offer and will use the information that you provide. I know it sounds like common sense, and it is. The problem is that some people get so excited that they think they are going to make a million overnight and then get disappointed when that doesn’t happen and/or they think everything is a scam or everything is crap.
My Twitter account had over 7,500 followers for almost two years. I didn’t engage with them for almost a year and a half and hardly anyone unfollowed me. Hmmmm. Seems strange right? So I decided to check and see what was happening.
I shouldn’t have been surprised but with a little help from ManageFlitter (no this is not an affiliate link 🙂 ) I was able to go through all of my followers and find out what kind of account they had. You can search by spam score, how often they tweet, if they are interactive, if they have never tweeted before, etc. It was a huge eye opener.
After one day of going through my account I found over 7,000 fake accounts that had never tweeted once or only tweeted 2 or 3 times in like five years. Needless to say my Twitter followers significantly decreased to only about 150. LOL! But, those 150 followers are actual people who engage with their followers and provide great info, and surprisingly I have received more actual followers after I did this. I got like 20 new followers overnight. I don’t know if people look at my account and think I don’t have good content because I only have 150 followers, or if they look at it and think she is particular on who followers her or she follows. Either way, I know that I am building a good following of real people who are interested in what I have to say.
In conclusion, use your head and don’t get too wrapped up in the hype when you are starting out online. Yes, it is going to take some time to build up your list, following, etc, but it will be well worth it. I do recommend taking a look at ManageFlitter to see what kind of followers you have and weed out those that are not of any use to you or your business and start engaging and following people that are likeminded and will give you information that you can use and is beneficial.
If you use ManageFlitter let me know what you think. It worked great for me.
P.S. ManageFlitter has a free option and of course paid options but I am not receiving any commissions here. Just wanted to put a good tool out there. 🙂
Enjoy your day!
Hey there! Honest Housewife here.
I have some free info for you guys on Twitter Marketing. I know, I know. Twitter is so big how can my little Tweets possibly make a difference? You would be surprised how powerful Twitter can be for getting your message out there.
Even if your niche isn’t in Internet Marketing, you can get more followers, re-tweets, and likes for anything you want to talk about! This report can help grow your audience and get your message in front of thousands of people with not a whole lot of effort.
The report is totally free and you can get it right here. Let me know what you guys think about the report. I use the information myself and it’s made a huge difference. Check it out!
Hey! Honest Housewife here!
I have come across a CPA program like no other I’ve ever seen. In just over two weeks I have made over $650! Seriously!! Here is my proof.
Isn’t that nuts? It’s a program called YoonlaTM. I was turned onto it by an amazing affiliate, Ed Newman. I clicked on one of his links and it brought me to the sign up page. It just took my first name and email and I was in. Yes! It was free to join. I started going through the training, which wasn’t a whole lot of time, and took the steps and I was set up the same day.
I took advantage of the Free Custom Set up that they have where they did everything for me. I just had to input some info onto the page and BOOM I was up and running. Yes there is a little cost to set up, like a GetResponse account and domain name and hosting, but it was a total of $35. Let me tell you, I have spent WAY more than that on just a course. This actually set me up and got me running in a short period of time and in the first few days I was already earning!
So the program pays $4 per lead Tier 1 (USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand) and $2 per lead for any other country except for India, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The great thing is that these are free leads. In other words they don’t have to pay to join! It’s a name and email address and that’s it. Here’s some more proof.
The better part is that if one of your leads decides to do the Free Custom Set Up then you get another $15, and then if one of their leads goes for the Free Custom Set Up you get an additional $10! That’s it though. 🙂
Seriously, I have never seen such a great program that gives you all the tools and all the training you need to earn decent money.
Now you know I don’t blog about stuff I haven’t used myself and from the proof you can see I am actually doing it and it definitely works!
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Let me know if you need any help or have questions. 🙂
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