Build A Business Online In 2017 With A Blog

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Build An Online Business In 2017 With A Blog The Right Way. Get the guidance, and a map to show you the path that leads where many six figure earners are…

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There are several ways to build an online business but one that I’ve used for over 7 years has been blogging online and finding a reputable companies, system (s) or affiliate programs is key to branding yourself.

Branding yourself is important to your better secured business plus enjoy your business for years and even decades. You do this by investing in additional wealth of knowledge you can interpret in your own way making it unique, targeting your market is important to note as well.

One rule that must be implemented right away from the beginning of your business is, You need to become a product of the product so you can speak honestly, with authority and intelligently about the company or maybe you have your own product.

This has been one of the most valuable gained knowledge over the years in online business. I continue to learn and invest as I grow my business using the right systems with reputable companies. Why? Because when you know, use and implement the systems and affiliate programs you would want only to promote or sponsor one that you personally know works and you can attest to it! Your Credibility is at Stake!

Blogging affords you the leverage of reaching millions of people in a primary niche and cross marketing into other niches which can be very lucrative as well.

The number one most valuable product in my business has been the Free Attraction Marketing Bootcamp. What this free 10 day attraction marketing bootcamp does is, It sends you different attraction marketing strategies daily and how to use it in your business and your marketing directly into your email everyday for ten days and when you finish the bootcamp I can honestly say that this attraction marketing bootcamp will help you improve your marketing strategy and generate more leads and make more sales in your business.

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This is why I’ve personally helped over 400 people in just one business and using it myself. This is how I know it works. I own most of EMP products and use them all in my business because they are effective and gets me results.

The question is, How can you build an online business with a blog ?

You must provide high value and/or a solution to a problem your readers or visitors are hungry for so they will be more inclined to return to read more of your content.

You see, when you are freely giving away valuable information, knowledge, how to guides and educating people in a particular niche or market you fill a need or solve a problem and as a result many will follow you along your journey.

People are always looking for solutions to a problem online and if you can give them the solution then you have a potential subscriber, follower, possibly a friend or JV – Joint Venture or business partner and in most cases someone who wants to invest in themselves.

If your audience comes to trust and like you they would be more than likely to buy from you later in the relationship.

What does this have to do with building an online business? Everything!

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You see, you need to have this kind of focus and excitement before you begin blogging to make it the nerve center of your online business. Simply put, if your blog cannot provide a solution to a specific problem or fill a need then you are prong to failure from the start.

Word of advise: Do your due diligence in the market or niche you are targeting. Learn more about the niche by visiting websites like Google Keyword Planner which is a free tool to use and can provide you with information/data to help launch your blog more prepared, there are other tools but some will cost you.

Visit other blogs in your niche and create an alliance with them if possible, not only can you get back a link from a higher authority blog but can provide great exposure to you, your brand and your blog! You can do this by asking to guest post on their blog for exchange a link back to your blog.

I also wrote a great in-depth article about market research you can read here > How to do market research for your business website or blog

Find the right market by using a specific problem people might be searching for online and most of the times you could find through simply doing a Google Search.

You will find the top ten blogs or websites related to this market and can provide you with keywords they are using in their articles or pages by simply taking the Website/Blog URL and inputing it into Google Keyword Tool and it will provide you with a list of keywords they are using in their website or blog like I show you how to do in the article mentioned in previous paragraph.

Google keyword tool will freely tell you how many people are in your market and other related keywords you can use in your content and marketing.

Maybe you have an idea you think you would like to talk about with your audience on your blog but you should do a market research to see if you even have a market and more importantly, buyers!

I know Photographers, Knitting Instructors, Business Magazines, Carpenters, Architects, and many other online business (s) whom use a blog to keep their audience up to date on new developments, new products , or new information.

And it is important that you truly and honestly enjoy what ever you blog is about. Just make your blog, Yours! Have a good time, provide high value and meet wonderful people plus as a bonus you can get paid by recommending products you have used, you can tell them more about how it will help them as it has helped you.

You can truly enjoy blogging and sharing plus it can be the best experience in your online business when you love what you do. You’ll never work a day in your life!

Let your creativity and ideas flow as if you were speaking to your best friend (s). online business ideas

Set aside time to dedicate to your blog and away from distractions, develop a routine of a certain time you would like to do your blogging. Everyday create a list of at least 5 top priorities needed to be completed first the following day and then work on less priority tasks like emails or social media or making phone calls.

Learn how to leverage social media outlets to bring in awareness to your brand and products. Invest in self-development areas like, ” Marketing “. If no-one sees your products or your brand then simply your business dies as quickly as you start your business online.

There are free methods to do marketing as well and these methods combined with paid methods plus a complete system to market your business professionally from the beginning and have the training plus step by step video instructions on how to use the complete system.

Me, I prefer in the morning when having a nice cup of coffee and a fresh mind.

One of the habits developed over the years improving my time management was to jot down that great idea you just thought os while commuting to work at your nine to five and then use it for an awesome blog post or article you would like to expand on later on. It’s worked great for me and think it will for you as well. There are endless ideas all around you, you just have to be more observant.

If we don’t jot these valuable ideas down when we think of them you will surely forget what it was like I had many times until I learned this little technique and it has allowed me to come up with some great content over the years.

You can also find out what is trending that could be related to your market. Don’t just copy and paste from another website or information you find in a magazine. This is copywriting infringement and Google frowns on this however, you could syndicate by using your own take on it and sending them to the article if they wish to read more.

Recommended things you need for your own online business blog:

  • Domain Name – Use a name that either has the main keyword or part of the product in it. Example: If people look for Popcorn don’t you think that the one with popcorn in the domain name would show up in the search results?
  • Hosting – There are several hosting companies like Hostgator.com, 1and1.com and others. I’ve used both of these and they have worked well for me. Your WordPress Blog platform will be installed through here. There are easy videos to follow and if you have questions post them below.
  • Email Management – I’ve used Aweber.com for years and always very reliable. This system will allow you to have multiple list from multiple businesses and allow you to reach everyone personalized emails by just writing one email. This is a must have if you want to grow your business.
  • A Complete Marketing System with the best tools and the best Marketing Training that helps you get your online business on the right track leveraging the latest strategies in marketing and blogging. EMP provides you with a blog you can customize to your taste, you get complete library of marketing training in all aspects of marketing online to grow your business fast, Weekly live training, a complete capture page system with pre-built capture pages, your own blog to start earning an additional source of income plus much more. EMP system is designed to help you grow your business, give you the training and tools to prosper.
  • Subtotal – $35.00a month ( Hosting & Email Management ), $10 – $15 for a Domain Name for one year. Don’t recommend more than two years. If you don’t want the responsibility of servicing and building your own blog you could use A Complete Marketing System that provides everything you need to create your own income online.

It’s the cheapest online business you can start anywhere using a blog and even if you invest in a full blown marketing training system with built-in  capture page system and a prospects management platform plus products you can sell and make up to 100% of the profit, yes this is true and real. If you would love to learn more then checkout the video with my business mentor Tim.

Let’s make 2017 your best year yet for you and your family. Stop struggling and get your online business with a blog launched in 2017. EMP has the tools and training to help you succeed online whether with your blog or your current business either way EMP can help you discover an amazing system and amazing people!

Have A Prosperous 2017 and A Happy New Year!

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How to do market research for your business website or blog

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The Purpose of Market Research ?

The purpose of how to do market research simply means building a solid foundation before you start purchasing a Domain Name or building a website or blog.

How To Do Market Research

Maybe you have a story to tell, have a passion you want to share, share your views with the world, or you have a product you want to sell or you would like to help others in your field of expertise with ” how to content ” etc… or what ever your purpose is, it is not as complicated as you might think.

I’ve built many sites for my business and other clients as well. I understand what it is to navigate through the internet to find this information specially, not having to pay for it.

Define Market Research: Essentially your doing consumer research if you are selling a product!

Here are a few things you need to build a website or blog and how to do market research:

First you need a Domain Name. Not just any Domain Name  but one that includes your main keyword people will search for online.

Before you go off getting a domain name you need to do some RESEARCH before you buy a Domain Name. The way you would do this is by using a free software owned by Google. Its called, Google Keyword Planner.

Why is market research important ? The same reason you would build the foundation of your house before building your house. Hope you get that. Essentially if your selling anything whether it’s your own product or doing affiliate marketing either way your doing consumer research!

You want to know where is your audience and what are they searching for and it is why using your main keyword in your Domain Name is important as well.

So, What do you do next ? Do you know how to do your market research ? No Worries.

Follow these steps below to get started:

Open up Google Keyword Planner by signing in or signing up for a Google account if you don’t have a gmail account. Once inside you will see this home page in image below…

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In the image above shows you exactly where to click to open a drop-down menu where you will enter your keyword or keyword phrase you would like to research.

In the image below you will see the window open. All you have to do is type in your keyword and click, Get Ideas at the bottom of page. You will notice directly below it shows the Geo Targeting, Language and which Search Engine you would like to search on.

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After you’ve input your keyword (s) in the box above you will see the next page after you click the button, ” Get Ideas ” below…

Market Research

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In the images above you will see what keyword phrase term I input to get the results you see. The keyword, ” how to do market research ” shows 1,300 Low competition monthly searches which according to the requirements I personally use this is a good keyword to go after and use in a domain name even though its a little long but.

Making How To Do Market Research Easier!

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Would look into it in more depth by checking out the website competition on the first page of Google. Here below I did a search for, ” how to do market research “. As you can see there are about 88.6 million results for this search which mean there is a lot of competition out there.

But the competition you want to focus on is your first ten search results on Google because this is where you want to be, ” on the first page of Google ” not the second or beyond.

Google Search

If you notice I use a tool called, ” SEO Quake ” its Free to use. You could use it with Google Chrome or FireFox on your PC and you also have a plugin available for mac computers as well.

What this tool does is tells me what are the websites page rankings, index, age and much more. Number one website is entrepreneur.com, they are a pretty big and well managed company website but if you keep looking at the other websites you might see an opportunity to leverage.

Marketing Research Tip : Take a look at the image below where I’ve put some boxes in key areas you need to look at.

  1. Google Page Rank
  2. Alexa Ranking
  3. Website Age
  4. SEMrush Ranking
  5. and Related Keywords Searched Online at the bottom of the page.

In two minutes you can tell what your competition looks like. and how you would proceed with getting a Domain Name with this keyword in it or not. If you target this keyword properly with the right content and search engine optimization you could rank your website in the Top 10.

how to do market research onlineAnother reason I do this research to see what kind of content is online and what they are writing about. Maybe I could learn something or get ideas for writing my own blog post on my blog.

Other resources available to help you do your market research are:

  • Ahrefs.com – The old Yahoo Site-Explorer provides you with great data on your competition.
  • Majestic.com – Same as above, it provides you with great data for your market research.
  • Alexa.com – Alexa basically follows the websites popularity and relevance to search engines to give you a website ranking and a lot to good data as well.
  • Similarweb.com – When you find your competitions websites and input them into similarweb search box it will give you a list of top similar websites you can also research to get even more information to help you with your business.
  • Moz.com – Moz is another Site-Explorer type of site tools for SEO and Local Marketers. They also have a tool bar you can download similar to SEOQuake tool bar discussed earlier.

Want to reverse engineer your competition ? ( Inside scoop on how to do market research by spying on your competition! )

Get the website”  URL/Link ” and place into Google Keyword Planner in the second box below where you typed keyword to research. Once you input the website url into the box and click ” Get Ideas ” then you will see what websites are using for keywords in their content and anchor text.

Below is an example of where to get the link/url of the competitors website.

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Below is an image of where to input the URL/Link into the box that says, ” Your Landing Page “.

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They have basically done the research for you since they are on the first page of Google. You can also check out the website and see how much content they have and what the website looks like. Obviously they are doing something right so why re-invent the wheel and instead take all this knowledge then apply it, dissect it, learn from it ( what to do or not do ) and run with your business.

Once satisfied with your search of keywords to find the top 20 keywords then drill it down to Top 10 with your main keyword. This process requires patience and can not be rushed so take your time and do your due your diligence.

Now it’s time to get a Domain Name. You could use a name registrar like Namecheap.com or GoDaddy.com. Now you need to check and see if your Domain Name is available for purchase. If it is available then you would purchase or if not, try combining with other words like best, a color, or a stop word that complements your keyword.

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Below is a peak into namecheap back office. I recently purchase these and will be doing something with them but for example you can see where to click here to manage your Domain Name.

Domain Name Management

The next page following the top image you will see an image below you would manage where your name servers are pointing to in order to find your website online. As you can see in the image below the domain name is now poiniting to 1and1 hosting dns where your WordPess website or blog is hosted.

Custom Name Server Settings

Once you have purchased your domain name you are ready to build your website or blog. If you don’t know how to do this there are many great tutorials that will help you with installing your wordpress site, selecting the Theme for your site, selecting the Header, and setting up your opt-in box with an email autoresponder so you could stay in touch with your subscribers.

Hope this helps you with how to do market research for your business website and/or your blog. Share this with your friends or others who will benefit from this guide.

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Why Finding Your Market And Doing Your Market Research Must Be Your FIRST Priority!

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Market Research Data

To build a product of your own, you should first start with what is the  topic. Creating your own product should be the fun part.

Why should market research be of much priority at all? 

Here is why:

How do you choose a topic ?

That’s simple! First you find a starving crowd of buyers and then find a niche which either solves a problem for them or it benefits them in one way or another.

Many information product creators will create a product on a given topic or niche, and once the product is finished, they will be looking for consumers.

Well, Let me tell you that this is the wrong way to approach information product creation.

Wouldn’t it be better if you found a hungry crowd and then you would create a product for them? And even better yet, create an information product for an audience who is hungry for information and who has money! Don’t you think? This way, you will know that you already have buyers who exist, before you even get started creating your info product.

If you approach the creation of your info product using this specific method, then you will GREATLY enhance the success of your product! What I mean by “success” Is two things: the potential of profits of your product as well as the name recognition of you being
the creator.

Lets take a look at two examples:

Example # 1

I have a lot of experience about a particular subject. So, I decide to write an ebook that focuses on that particular subject. So, The next few weeks I spend doing all the research and  knowledge into an ebook.

When I’m finished, Then I start working on building my website. Now, I go to do some more research and I find that all of my keywords have less than 1,000 searches per month which are used in my entire ebook. Not only that, but there are already more than 20,000 sites that provide information on this niche topic!

OMG! Now what am I supposed to do now? How would my new ebook compete with more than 20,000 sites and get those few people searching for this topic every month? I do the best that I can in getting my website optimized for all the top search engines hope that I can have high conversion rates.

Example # 2

I have a lot of experience about a few particular subjects. I could simply put my thoughts together into an ebook. To help me decide what topic I should decide on, and than focus all my thoughts on that particular subject, then I do some market research.

Then, I would like to find a subject that has a large crowd of people who are interested in this specific topic. I also would like to make sure that these people are actually ready and willing to spend money to get this information. And I would like to find what are the best ways of communicating  it with these people that I will provide the information they want and need through my ebook.

Now, I do a whole lot of market research and I find out that there are more than 100,000 searches a month done on my subject. And there are still the same 20,000 sites that also sell a product on this subject, but now we are competing to get the attention of a much larger number of people.

Now head over to the pay-per-click search engines like Yahoo, MicrosoftAds, or other search engine to see what are the
high and highest bids for any given keywords. The higher the bid is,
the more chances that people are already making money in that particular subject, which also means that this targeted audience consists of real buyers.

Once my product is laser targeted toward those people, I can create a optimized website with the right keywords to submit to the search engines to start selling my brand-new ebook.

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Can you see that this subtle difference between examples # 1 and # 2 ? When you design your product for a laser targeted market, then the probability of your profitability while enjoying much success. When you reverse the process, you are trying to build a market for a your product.

Unfortunately, unless you are managing a company like Microsoft, you are not in the position to become a market mover yet. Until your business becomes this big, than you can’t create a market of your own. So, do yourself a big favor and build your product for a laser targeted hungry market instead.

Tip: Here is another great article where I go into more depth and specific details and tools used to: Reverse Engineering Your Competition

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Reverse Engineering Your Competition Have An Unfair Advantage

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Reverse Engineering Your Competition A Shortcut To Online Marketing…

Reverse EngineeringThis is something that eluded me in my first years of my Internet Marketing Business and it is something you could learn from.

Until not to long ago I did not understand the importance of reverse engineering my top competition. The first time I heard “Reverse Engineering Your Competition”, I believed that all you needed to do was look at a site and attempt to do the same as they are doing but the problem was, I did not know where to even start.

The difference came when I got really serious about my business and started learning from some great mentors like Mike Dillard, Tim Erway, Mike Filsaime, Shaqir Hussyin, Kelly Felix and many others along the way that really wanted to help me succeed.

Seriously, many try to make money online but the fact is that most don’t know where to start.

Reverse engineering your top competitors and their websites can provide you with the need to know on how to get n unfair advantage in your particular niche with the exception of building your site of course.

What I mean by this is, If you know what keywords are making money or ranking websites on the first page of Google/Top Search Engines in your particular niche then the majority of your market research is done because doing your market research and keyword research is about 80% of the information needed to make money online and ranking your site.

In this example below you will notice a keyword search done on Google for the phrase, ” Hats for sale “. This is what turned up on the first page of Google. You’ll see all the paid advertising for this keyword meaning that it is making money already. Watch it for a couple of days and if you still see these advertising then you know this keyword is already making money and all you have to do is find a vendor that has an affiliate program and you send traffic to your marketing funnel and make commissions.

You will also notice that below the left margin after all the Ads you will see top 10 websites competing for this keyword but doing it mostly organically. These websites can provide you with other keywords you should do some due diligence on and see if they are worth your time and efforts.

Hats for sale

Reverse engineering a competitors site not only gives you the market and keyword research information but also gives you what anchor text they are using, where are they getting their backlinks from, what meta keywords are they using on their website, are they using their keyword in their Title tags and Meta tags, and the ranking of the site.

If your competition has a blog then go checkout their blog and see what they write about, the keywords used. You could use the same keywords on your blog and content of your website.

Reverse Engineering Now you are probably wondering how you are going to get all this information.

Here are some great free tools that will help you find those keywords from your competitors and the entire Search Engine of Google:

1- aherfs.com

2- majesticseo.com

3- Alexa.com

4- SimilarWeb.com – Gives you others websites competing for the same keywords

5- marketsamurai.com ( paid )

6- Google’s Free Keyword Tool

These sites above will give you the Analytics Data and charts of keywords, anchor text, backlinks and ranking of your competitor.

Armed with this arsenal of information will put you ahead of 95% of the competition because having this information is priceless to your business success. Study all the Data and Analytics carefully and dissect SEOevery little detail and you will see how quickly you will have your site right there next to top websites in your niche.

Hope you enjoyed this article and found the information useful. If you would like to try out affiliate marketing than checkout our home-business-reviews-page.

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Whats Needed To Run A Business From Home?

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Here some tips I have learned over the years on what is needed to run a business from home…

start a home business todayFirst you must know what your goal is and what you want to accomplish. If you want to help people make money then you need to know how to get the product that shows them how to make money and delivered to them with finesse.

Here are some of the fundamentals of a business from home with your own product:

  • Do a market research for your business.
  • Build a product or use one you already have.
  • Have a website and/or blog.
  • Have an email autoresponder service like Aweber.
  • Have Capture Pages or Squeeze Pages to funnel your subcribers.
  • Have a Merchant Account ( Paypal, InfusionSoft, Google Network, etc… )
  • Build an email swipe file to send to your subscribers.
  • Get Traffic to your website.

Here are the fundamentals of a business from home without a product:

  • Do market research for the product keywords.
  • Build a website and/or blog ( Not Necessary But Recommended )
  • Get an email autoresponder service like Aweber.
  • Join Affiliate Networks to sell anyone else’s product like Clickbank, Linkshare, CJ.com, Amazon Affiliate Program and many others if you do a Google search.
  • Get traffic to the affiliate products.

Option # 3 – Join a complete done for you system like Elite Marketing Pro that is practically automated for you, has great training and shows you how to run your business from home and ready for you to get traffic to the system.

The differences on the surface are you don’t need a product if you decide to go with the Affiliate Marketing method.

Capture pages are sometimes available and if not you need to build some. Why? You need to get your visitors and prospects at minimum their email information. Without this you will never make it in a home business…Fact!

However, if you decide to go with your own product than it is very rewarding but be ready for many challenges and possibly a costly undertaking. Before you take on this kind of project on you must do a very thorough market research and have an answer to your, Why?

Other key and important things to run a business from home is Time Management. You need a checklist that keeps you focused on productive tasks.

  1. Like, Placing Ads to market your business.
  2. Set up and maintain your social media ie. Facebook, Twitter, Google+ ( Highly Recommneded )
  3. Create High Quality, High Value content for you blog. ( If this is not your cup of tea, you can outsource it )
  4. Study what other successful businesses in your market are doing and implement it into your business and website/blog.
  5. Always open the line of communication with your affiliate team members and help them achieve success too. ( Everyone Wins! )
  6. Make sure to seek out other successful entrepreneurs in your space. This is the quickest way to accelerated success.

Making money online is just as simple as you might think but unfortunately most people over-complicate the whole darn process.

This is why their is always a huge market for entrepreneurs like me who help others seeking to build a Real business online.

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