Welcome to my “1st of the month” internet marketing update for March 2013.
On the 1st of every month, I share useful information about internet marketing, things that can help you grow your business.
Sometimes I share information about experiments I’m running, sometimes about important Google updates, and sometimes just cool things you can do to improve your business.
I never promote anything on AidanBooth.com…this is 100% content with no strings attached, if you like what you see, please leave a comment at the bottom of the page 😀
Up first today:
$160.06 From Commission Junction…
If you saw my February 1st update, you’ll have seen how I’ve created a new hands-off income stream. I showed you how I’ve been leveraging Squidoo to earn thousands in passive income each month, and in the video, I showed you my Clickbank income.
What I didn’t share was that I’ve been experimenting with products on Commission Junction as well!
In the last few weeks one of my little “experiments” has pulled in $160.06…nothing to get too excited about, but that’s almost $2k/year and it really is 100% hands-off…it’s also improving in the rankings and I expect it to DOUBLE it’s income next month…
Here are a few screenshots from within my CJ.com account:
As you can see above, the income from that particular Squidoo lens is becoming more and more regular (over $120 in the last 10 days) and the conversion rates are incredibly good (9.62%) – the Squidoo lens for the above income stream makes 1 sale every 11 visitors that click on the affiliate links (so you really don’t need to drive much traffic at all)!
The main thing I want to share with you today however is this:
How To Run A Six-Figure Online Business
I’ve prepared a video for you detailing EXACTLY how I run my online business.
I’m also giving you the 3 EXACT spreadsheets I use to manage website information, record income and expenses, and track website performance – these are the “foundations” of my business and will save you time and help keep everything well organized.
This video reveals my 3 part system, check it out now (click the “expand” icon in the bottom right corner of the video to make it bigger):
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Management Spreadsheets: Right Click Here & Select “Save As” To Download
If you have trouble watching it, you can also see it on YouTube.com at: http://youtu.be/Kk3C99t0Qrc
To earn well from your websites, you need to treat them seriously, the above method is a GREAT way to get started and it only takes a few minutes each month to keep up to date.
Finally I want to finish up with a really common question that I get all the time…
“What’s The Fastest Way To Get To Earning $500/Month?”
Since I released Page One Evolution to the public a couple of weeks ago, I’ve received even MORE emails than normal about this very issue…
Note: Not everyone is aiming for $500/month…some people want $10/day, others $1000/month, others $200/week, and others want more…but it all boils down to the same thing, and I personally think $500 per website per month is a good number to aim for initially (and scale upwards from there).
So here’s some food-for-thought:
- $500/month isn’t a lot of money, it’s an extremely realistic goal and you should be able to get to that kind of income level within 12-15 weeks, even if you’re starting from scratch.
- Affiliate marketing and Adsense are more hands-off than eCommerce…so if you’re looking for something to be 100% hands-off, then these are good options to focus on (with eCommerce, you need to deal with orders and suppliers).
- Affiliate websites get faster results than Adsense websites, and they’re more lucrative too (an Affiliate site only needs about 50-70 visitors/day to hit $500/month, and Adsense site would need 250+)
In the next week or so I’ll be exploring a few interesting ideas I’ve had about how I can help you more with this, because $500/month really shouldn’t be a difficult target to hit.
Hopefully this puts things in perspective a little…
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Thanks for reading,