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):
Please allow 15-20 seconds for the video to load.
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…
If you’ve found this post useful, let me know in the comment box below. If you’ve got a question, ask it in the comment box below. Or if you just want to say hi, send me a message in the comment box below. I read all messages and they all get approved.
Thanks for reading,
Once again your posts have provided me with inspiration. Perfect thing to read while at work on a Friday morning.
Thanks John! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed it – watch the video when you get a chance 🙂
WOW, another useful information that help us
Thanks Aidan, this are make my business become easier.
can’t wait another amazing informations from you!
These spreadsheets are just what I need! I’m interested to hear more about what you come up with for the $500/month goal. Thanks Aidan 🙂
Great video and great content as always – appreciated!
Thanks for visiting Clark!
Hi Bro, really awesome. Great content , give me an idea and more focus.
Awesome! Thanks for the feedback Rosli!
Really useful and informative. Thank you Aidan!
Great post – and truly useful!
$500 in 12-15 weeks? Sounds too good to be true. But then again, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Might as well give it a shot!
I know what you mean Michael…maybe this sounds more realistic: 7-8 sales of an affiliate product each month (just 2 sales per week) 🙂 Thanks for commenting!
Thanks Aidan, Great Info and work saver.
Glad you like it Bill!
Quite an informative website you’ve got here! I first heard you speak on Steve’s the webinar last Monday, you have really valuable insights and happy to have you on board of our team! 🙂 Big thank you from Amsterdam, Holland!
Hi Hans, yes, I’m very excited to have teamed up with Steve, we’ve worked together for some time but never anything official, thanks for attending the webinar 🙂
Thanks for the info Aiden. I’ve been going through Page One Evolution and Its inspirational how well your doing and how your doing it. I was seriously knocked last year with the 2012 Google updates, but Page One Evolution has really got me back on track and believing again. Thanks for sharing the info.
Hi Richard, I can relate to the way you must have felt in 2012…I actually lost about $3k/month of income when Penguin was released so I know how it hurts! The good news is that SEO is still EXTREMELY viable, we just need to change the way we do it a little 😉
again congrats to your great work. It’s really inspirational and naturally helpful 🙂
It’s a pleasure to be in contact with you.
Way to go! ……..Rieke
Useful stuff as always. The great thing about your info is you show you to put in the effort to get to the success without any of the bull and exaggerated claims other “guru” claim.
If you do the maths and one “site” pulls in $160 all you need to do is build up 10 and then you are getting close to leaving the day job.
BTW If any one didn’t get Page 1 then get on the early bird and get it when it comes out again – It is IM for dummies all you need to do is follow the system and you WILL make money.IMHO
Hey Tank, thanks for the comment mate, I appreciate it! Your comment about scaling a $160 income 10x over is SPOT ON, awesome philosophy. The reality is, internet marketing really is a numbers game, and when you know the numbers, it’s not so intimidating any more 🙂
I love Page One – I have bought a lot of products over the past 6 months – starting from when I knew nothing in July 12 to knowing a little something now. Page One Evolution has been definitely one of my better buys.
THANKS for the feedback! I appreciate it!!!
Something I learned in long career in selling its all about the numbers. If it takes 10 visits to make a $7,500 sale – what is a visit worth – You got it $750.00 so each step you take gets you closer to your goal.
BUT YOU HAVE TO START WALKING to many people don’t move until they are ready to move, I have thrown up some pretty poor websites on free hosting – Blogger/ wordpress.com etc but every now and then I look at my CJ account and there is $4.50 from an account that I have forgotten about. Add up all the $4.50 and pretty soon you have enough for the car payment….
I agree Tank, great comment (again!). Small streams make big rivers…
hi Aidan, is onepageevolution still available? thanks for the video!
Hi Ben, unfortunately it’s sold out now…
Thanks for this, the Monthly Balance Sheet very useful and will modify and incorporate this in what I have started so far. I doing this with numerous passwords for sometime, but in a slightly different format – hope you save the spread sheets with a password!
Hi Jon, good to hear from you, YES, absolutely I do use a password to protect them, better to be safe than sorry!!
Another thing, How do I get my face appearing on these comments, as you do in your reply?
To get your face to appear, you need to sign up with Gravatar (http://en.gravatar.com). It’s free and takes about 5 mins to set up 🙂
See if that works…just added the account
Yes, it worked 🙂
Hi Aidan. Thank you for useful information, I am a member of your PG1 Ev. Is Unique Article Wizard service helpful and combine with Pg1 Power link building tactics ? Please advice. Thank you.
Hi Eddie, yes, you can use it, but don’t overdo it, and use it as a “Reinforcement Link”.
Thank you for the advise.
Hi Aidan, can’t wait to next week to get your ideas
Thanks for the comment Eric 🙂
thanks Aidan, just what I needed – I have a ‘few’ spreadsheets but nothing very structured and I have been cringing at the thought of tax time. And thanks for creating links to ‘ones you prepared earlier’. Much easier than trying to start from scratch.
Glad you find these useful Denise – this really is as complex as my “business management” gets – 3 simple spreadsheets 🙂
Since I have bought your ranking system guide , I become fan of you .In my opinion following everyone is not a good idea online. Every successful internet market has his own system. Quite often newbie gets confused with different strategies when the follow everyone. I started to follow you 🙂 . I m looking forward to your new system.
And this article and resource is great . I think this will help me and my clients too . I have just shared it on our facebook fan page.
Thanks Kashem! It’s definitely a good idea to follow just a couple of marketers…much more than that becomes too much and too conflicting!
I’m one of your students (Authority Hybrid and PageOneRevolution).
The many tips and resources I have learned from you help me get my clients’ websites on page one of the search engines.
Great info (Free and Paid).
Awesome – thanks for the feedback Steve!
Some more great tips here as usual!
I’m a page one ‘student’ as well, and must say your course seems very comprehensive.
Being a newbie, my only worry is, that I have already started a website based in a particluar niche, but your research methods give me completely different results from what I’ve been told the ‘right way’ to find viable keywords!
Oh well, you live and learn I suppose…
The keyword research information I gave you was based on some crude rules…those rules can be broken on occasions but they are good to stick to when you’re starting out. The one thing you always need to look at is your search volume…can you get enough to make it worthwhile. If the answer is yes, then the niche/keywords are probably fine.
Thanks for commenting!
It won’t be a great money maker, I can see that now. I have, however, decided to stick with it – and the process you recommend – and to learn from the experience for the next one! I’m sure there are a lot of us out there who didn’t quite make it first time round. 🙂
Hi Aidan, thanks for the tips. I just build my first site and used the template I purchased from you. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. I haven’t made any money for years on the internet. I am to shy to say how many years because I am ashamed. Anyhow I like everything I ‘ve seen from you, and just feel in my gut this time I have bought something from someone who is really out to do more good than score.
Can I ask one question please? How long after I have set up my website can I start adding my adsense code? I think you said in your video one should first wait to get the traffic but my thinking is, if I can add the adsense code while I am still in the process of adding information, the few people that do come to the site might just click on those adsense links in the meantime, or is my thinking wrong? Will it do more harm than good with Google?
Thanks for the extra tips and advice it is a huge bonus and I am glad that I became one of your clients.
Hi Louis, thanks for your comment.
For Adsense, you can add the code anytime once your website is complete…make sure you’ve got some good info on your site, don’t add the code if it’s not complete…but apart from that, anytime is fine (you don’t need to wait till you’ve got traffic).
Thank so much for the great info. I have a lead site for my real estate investing business that is 1st position,1st page because of the SEO knowledge I’ve learned from you and others but my affiliate sites need help. I look forward to your ideas coming in the next week.
Sounds good James – congrats on your #1 ranking!
Very helpful post. The spreadsheets will be very useful and thank you for providing them! I am taking your course and finding it great, a lot of nuts and bolts and no fluff. Please keep the info coming, your success is very encouraging.
Great, thanks for the feedback Tom, I’m glad this is all useful for you!
Hi Aidan –
Been going over Page One Evolution and had a question I wanted to run past you.
Is the amount of competition in a Niche and your potential to rank is still relevant?
So the same the criteria of determining which niche to choose to build a potential niche around, would that same criteria still be used for the one that was explained in Authority Hybrid?
I ask because I know you’ve made it clear that not every site will build will turn out to be profitable.
Otherwise, taking the time and effort to build all those links without at least having an idea if I sight has potential might be taking a shot in the dark no?
Thanks again for all the value!
The amount of competition is definitely still relevant…there are still keywords that I just wouldn’t really bother getting into a fight for rankings over, because I know there are easier options…so yes, I recommend you take that into account, for sure.
You definitely want to do due diligence before starting a site, otherwise, as you say, you’re really just taking a shot in the dark.
I have a major problem with my site. I was brand new on the seen I bought a system and as a bonus a I was given a money generating website. I was directed to a page and asked to choose a domain name. I had no idea what that was all about, so I chose a name that I loved. So they built me a website. The domain that I chose has nothing to do with anything to do with what is being said or sold on the site..
It’s been 3 months, yet I’ve not been able to generate any traffic to my site nor have I sold anything on my site. Can you help me with this problem. Any help would be welcomed.
Hi Fitzgerald, the best thing to do would be to get in touch with the person who sold you the course…
I just thought I would stop by and say thanks for all the great tips that you send me on a continual basis. It has really helped my with my IM!
I’m happy I can help Linda, thanks for commenting!
Very helpful. Loved the PageOne Evolution course. good systematic approach is what it takes to succeed at anything as complicated as this IM game.
Thanks for the feedback Bruce!