Creating Coverage Maps

If you have a business that has a geographic area you serve, you might want to consider putting a coverage map on your website. A coverage map is a map that shows an area in which you work, such as a service area or delivery area.The video below shows how to create the coverage map and how to embed it on a WordPress site. It also shows how to delete it when you no longer need it.​You will need to log in to your Google account (such as a gmail account or whatever account you use to access Google services) and then you will go to Google Maps to get started.​If you have any questions or need help with anything you see in the video, feel free to leave a comment below or submit a ticket to my support desk.NOTE: If you find it hard to see the details in the video, click the HD icon so it turns blue, in the lower right corner of the video player, to see it in Hi-Definition. ​Please share if you found this...

Google Mice mobile search update – Are you ready?

Google is rolling out serious changes to it's mobile search algorithm on April 21, 2015.If you are not read for it, your site will be seriously hurt in the mobile search rankings.Mobile search gets more important every day.Don't get lost in the crowd.Check out the information below and if you need help in making your site mobile compliant for this new Google search update, please contact us and we will help you get up to speed. If you need help in making your site mobile compliant for this new Google search update, please contact us and we will help you get up to speed.If you found this helpful, please...

Back Up Your Facebook Account

More and more, we do things online or through the cloud. Even if we are not working online, most of us engage with others online, and we store many important things there, such as photos, videos, even conversations. One such place is Facebook. Most of us have a Facebook account and use it regularly. The downside to doing things online and in the cloud is that what is stored there may be at risk of loss. Accounts can get hacked, servers can go down, things can get accidentally deleted, and sometimes, as they say, “life happens.” It is important that we back up our digital information on a regular basis. Many of us back our computers up, and a few of us back our websites or blogs up. For my WordPress sites, I use WP Twin. It is amazing and works very well as a WordPress back up solution for blogs and websites. However, we forget about other online spaces, such as Facebook. In fact, I have discovered that a large number of people do not even know Facebook has a built-in back up solution available. It is called “Facebook Archive.” It saves our photos, videos, posts, messages and more. This is an important feature for everyone, but especially for people who use Facebook to communicate with clients and customers. Increasingly, I see professionals, such as Realtors, using Facebook for business communications with their clients. Wouldn’t it be great to have a permanent record of those conversations? Even if the record was used only as a memory refresher it would be helpful, but it could also be useful to...

Have you helped someone today?

My day was made much more pleasant today with a private message and $5. I know $5 is really nothing much to write about, but to me, it means more than the last affiliate contest I won - much more. Some background: I am a member of a few forums. In one of them particularly, we all really try to help the other members, especially if they are struggling with some aspect of their business. There is a newer member in there who is a truly nice guy, and he’s trying very hard to make some forward progress. He has a relatively good idea for a product line he wants to work on, but his niche was too broad. We had been working on getting him to figure out how to find a more focused niche within that broader niche. He was getting it, but it was slow, and I could tell at times he was getting frustrated with himself. Let’s face it, you can only convey so much information through forum posts. I had previously created an information product that teaches how to find profitable niches, and part of that is how to find laser focused sub-niches, as well as identify the hot buyers within those sub-niches. I sent this guy a free copy of the product via private message. He said he got it and appreciated it, but it’s been a couple weeks and I hadn’t heard anything back from him. I figured maybe it wasn’t what he was looking for. In fact, by this time, I had forgotten all about it. Then, today, $5 shows up...

One is Greater Than Zero

I ran across the following video from Gary Vaynerchuk.​It is less than 3 minutes and I highly recommend watching it. It is quite inspiring!​Sometimes as marketers we skip over the little things. Maybe we don't do a guest blog because the person only has a handful of readers, or we turn down a podcast interview because the podcaster is just starting out. Gary explains why that's a bad idea and shows, by his own example, the way to grow and succeed by doing the little things.Click here for Gary's blog post with the original posting of this video.​Please leave a comment below with your thoughts on the topic!​​​If you like this page, please...

Ed, Trust Funnel, and a Nod to Dr. Seuss

Ed Reads Trust Funnel, But Not in a Tunnel​ ​Ed reads Trust Funnel in the bed, ​​​​​and standing on his head.​ ​ ​​He’ll read it when he’s wet,​ ​ ​​and read it on a bet. ​ ​ ​​He’ll read it in the car,​ ​​​​ and read it at the bar.​​​ ​ ​​He’ll read it by the stove,​ ​ ​and read it in a grove.​ ​ ​​He’ll read it on the throne,​ ​ ​​​​and read it with a scone.​ ​ ​He’ll read it on the floor,​ ​​​read it in the store,​ ​​ ​​and read it out-of-doors. ​​ ​ ​​He’ll even read it with a clown,​ ​ ​​but he’ll never ever ever read it with a frown.​ ​​ Grab your copy of Trust Funnel today,and you can read it wherever you like!Click the image below​: Feel free to leave comments below!​​If you like this page, please...

2 New Products – Facebook Groups and Market Research

I released two products yesterday: A report on running and growing Facebook Groups and a full course on doing conducting profitable Market Research. I have listed them on the Products page, but today's post will contain a more in-depth look at them.​If these look of interest to you, feel free to get them, or if you know of anyone who might enjoy these, please share this page. If you are a marketer, and see that these are a good fit for your list, the affiliate links are on the Products page under the individual listings.Facebook Groups for Fun and Profit​​This report came about because I mentioned in one of the marketing forums I belong to, Earn1kADay Insider's Club, that I ran several Facebooks Groups, and some of them were quite large. In fact, I run about a dozen of them, either on my own, or with others. The smallest only has a few members, the largest has almost 28,000 as of this writing. Most have between several hundred and a few thousand.The questions were asked: How did I grow them so large, and how did I manage them​ with so many members?I started to write a reply, and realized it was not a quick answer​. I decided to create the report, as I am sure others would like to know this information as well.​In Facebook Groups for Fun and Profit, I share how to set up a Facebook Group. I also include a companion guide that has all of the FAQ items from the Facebook support site, so anyone who has never done this before, or who hasn't used...

Turnkey Business Revolution – The Entrepreneurial Myth

If you run a small business, you owe it to ourself to set aside 40 minutes and watch this extraordinary Michael Gerber video.You will look at your business completely different afterwards. Michael Gerber is the author of The EMyth and he runs a business coaching program. In this video, he discusses the reasons most businesses fail and what to do to make sure you don’t become a failure statistic. Are you working in your business, or are you making your business work? Do you understand the difference? This video will open your mind, and show you the way to true lifestyle freedom. “Knowing how to do the work in a business has nothing to do with creating a business that works.” The system is the solution. Michael Gerber shows exactly you what you need to to create the system and make your business turn-key. This video was recorded in 1989, but the information Michael Gerber provides is as relevant today as it was the day he recorded it. Enjoy! Please leave comments below. Please share this if you found it helpful (or click the like button on the left floating...

Backlinking Basics

A few years ago I created a series of 6 videos on backlinking, called Backlinking Basics for inclusion in a product a friend of mine was releasing on the subject.If you are not familiar with backlinking, the short description is that backlinking is ​what you do to get links put on websites that link back to your website when someone clicks on them. This can get you additional visitors to your site, as well as potentially increasing your search engine rankings.In the video series​, I show numerous places to get backlinks, and exactly how to create them.I ran across these videos again last week, and re-watched them. All of the info is still relevant today, with the exception that some of the article sites mentioned in Video 4 may no longer allow backlinks.​ Everything else operates exactly as it did when the videos were created.If you have a website or blog, you will want back links. I hope these videos help point you in the right direction. Feel fee to leave any comments or questions in the comments section below. Don't forget to leave any comments or questions below!​Please share this if you found it helpful (or click the like button on the left floating...

Is the money in the list?

Within the Internet marketing industry, there's a popular saying: “The money’s in the list.” This means the people who are making “the big bucks” are making it from their email list, not from their product launches. Is it true? If we only look at the math, it would seem to indicate it might be true. In the marketing circles where I hang out, a marketer can typically make between $2 and $3 a month for every person on their email list. As an example, let's say they sell a product for $27 and give a 75% commission to the affiliates. They are making, on sales from affiliates, a gross profit of $6.75 per sale. Of course, they have payment processor fees, etc. to also take from that, but we’ll use the $6.75 figure for our purposes here. The buyer gets put on an email list, if the launch is set up properly. The product creator earned $6.75 for the initial purchase. If the marketer is of average ability, the marketer will make between $2 and $3 a month from that customer from that point on, as long as they stay on the marketer's email list. It will only take 3 - 4 months before the profit from the email list surpasses the profit from the initial sale. Even if a customer stays on their list for only 12 months, the total earnings for the marketer will be $6.75 from the initial sale, and an additional $24 to $36 from email marketing. So, it would seem the math supports the statement, “The money’s in the list.” Is it really true?...

How To Use Curated Content For Niches

Mike Darling Guest Post by Mike DarlingToday we have a guest post by Mike Darling of SellFromYourDesk.com.I know Mike from a private online forum we both belong to, and I am quite honored to have him as a guest today.​​Mike is a successful online marketer. He is also a Registered Geologist out of Bend, Oregon. He runs Smarter Web Solutions, LLC.Mike teaches others to create an online business based on a laptop - one that can be conducted from anywhere in the world, needing only a computer and an internet connection.He trains how to create passive income streams through the development and proper nurturing of lots of niche websites.​ He also specializes in niche market research, search engine optimization, direct response marketing, and creating and selling digital products on-line.Please take the time to leave comments or questions below.​​How to Use Curated Content for Niches We all love the idea of creating niche websites, but one of the biggest challenges to building niche sites is getting content. Writing content for blog posts on subjects we know and love is a challenge to most people. Writing content for our niche websites on subjects that we may have little knowledge of can be even a greater challenge. There are two ways to get content for a website - create it yourself, or borrow the content from somewhere else. If you create the content, then you have to either write a blog post, record a video or podcast. The task of writing a blog post can be made easier by paying someone to write articles for you, or utilizing private label rights (PLR) source material. With both...

Promoting Your Free Kindle Book

As Internet marketers, we tend to give away a lot of free items. Usually, we do this for lead generation. For example, we’ll offer a short report on how to accomplish something. The customer gets it for free, in exchange for their email address. Once they have their free report, we usually offer them a more in-depth report for a price. Not always, but that's a common tactic. Either way, we can market to them from time to time, because we have their email address and permission to email them. As long as we don't constantly pitch them offers, and provide them with insights and tips from time to time, they will continue to read our emails, and we get to continually market to them. In the ideal scenario, it’s a wonderful win-win relationship. Your reader gets usable content, sometimes for free and sometimes at a reasonable cost, and you get a continuing customer. The giveaway model works in other areas of marketing as well, such as for Kindle books. Under certain circumstances, for a few days, you can give your published Kindle book away for free. Most of the time this is done to get initial exposure for your book, to gather new readers, and to gather some reviews. I've released numerous Digital Products and even a paperback book, but never a Kindle book. I am in the process of editing and proofreading two Kindle books for imminent release. Due to that, I am researching areas of marketing that are unique to Kindle. I ran across a fantastic blog post from Sarah Arrow, called "72 Places to promote...