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This was a fun email to receive!
I started sharing what my wife and I have learned on our journey to building a 7-figure business online freely on my YouTube channel, here.
Some folks (like the happy email composer above) have gone on to make millions by implementing my ideas they learned on YouTube
In this particular instance, we did end up doing the interview he requested in that email and you can listen to it here.
It's a great episode.
Also, if you're a podcast person who likes learning while you are doing other things like dishes, laundry, yard work, washing the car, etc...
Subscribe to my podcast feed, here.
Back to "fun emails to receive", here's another:
I love to hear it... Not gonna lie!
Jay (the guy who sent me the above email) did the smart thing.
He RAN with my ideas shared freely on my YouTube videos.
He didn't walk, dabble or saunter...
He didn't waste months or years overthinking every little detail.
He ran towards his goal!
Guided by my free videos on YouTube!
No greedy guru course or high-ticket coaching required.
Think about that...
He built an asset that he sold for over a million dollars to secure his family's financial freedom so they can do what they want with their time!
To raise his kids and to give his family the most precious thing of all.
That's true success, right there!
I call it freedom.
The point being, you can guide yourself to success with my free YouTube videos and the 'How To' blog posts you'll find on the top navigation of this WordPress site.
They all take you through the same basic process that I've often called "The ATM".
- Grow an audience with free earned traffic (A blog or YouTube) or paid ads
- Grow an email list with a lead magnet & email you list 3-4x/week.
- Send offers to your list for products they want to buy that you create or you're an affiliate for.
No $1997 course needed.
But you do need some guidance along the journey, so...
Subscribe to my YouTube channel here to access all 780+ of my free video tutorials and trainings that teach all the bits and pieces that make up that 3-step process revealed above.
And, instead of leaving yet another tab open in your browser, you can add this to your reading list by bookmarking this page.
Because it has the links to the free tools and step-by-step tutorials you need to build a real business online, too.
Like, finding your niche.
That's a big sticking point for a lot of folks.
Others get caught up on the tech...
And some forget that the main asset within your business is your list.
That's why so many marketers say "the money is in the list!"
Because it is!
Which is why the free tutorial that'll show you how to grow your email list with free tools is on my top navigation.
Final resource for now...
My Offer Recon process for finding high-quality affiliate offers with high commissions that convert like crazy is here.
That was a lot.
Bookmark this page, it'll be there for you when you need it.
Now is the point when you get reminded that I've been in this game since 2003 and full time at it since 2010.
It's risky to compare your output to my output or anyone else's.
Everyone has humble beginnings.
To stress that point, I published this video that reviews 5 blogs which have all gone on to make millions.
It's to remind you that every successful site/blog/youtube channel/creator out there started with that first awkward blog post or video
It's all about making the shift from 'consumer' of content to 'creator' of content.
Like a light switch, you commit to an audience and start publishing with that first piece of content.
And then you post #2.
Followed by #3
Folks who are 'all in' do a 90-day challenge posting 90 pieces of content in 90 days.
Others do a 90-week challenge. (2 or 3 per week for 90 weeks)
It's not about the quality of you're output yet.
It's about putting in the reps!
Getting through the learning curves of 'how to' do EVERYTHING since you're new.
Once you get competent working with a few tools like WordPress...
(here are my free WordPress101 step-by-step videos, btw)
With an email marketing software.
And, most importantly...
As you continue down this path of giving value to others, you get good at creating useful content that your audience engages with.
Which is the recipe for organic traffic from Google or YouTube.
It all starts with 1.
I was awkward and uncomfortable on camera back then... Lol.
And now that I've published over 780 videos, I've covered all the steps in the process required to build a real business online.
But there's one question that remains.
"Miles, where did you learn how to build a real business online?"
Or, said another way...
"Miles, do you even have a real business besides this whole 'teaching people to make money online' thing?"
From 2009 - 2016, my wife and I have been 'all in' on a niche blog in the meditation and spirituality space that has brought in over $4 million.
We continue to follow the simple 3-step plan for her site, too....
- Continue to publish content to grow the audience.
- Grow the list with pop-ups & landing pages + email 3x/week
- Create/find/share offers (mixed in with stories and value, of course)
But, going back to 2009, the "how to" info wasn't as readily available.
My wife and I were 100% self taught.
I still remember how difficult it was to find trustworthy information in the early days.
That's why I publish free courses on YouTube that people call "Life changing!"
My content is created as if I was helping my younger self out...
The late 20's newlywed version of myself who was buried under $50,000 in student loan debt and starving for an honest opportunity to build a real business online.
One that would have no ceiling to how much I could make because I had to get out from under those loans.
And I did...
From the beaches of Mexico, Bali, Costa Rica, Spain, Hawaii, New Zealand...
And while romaing the mountains and forests of the Western United States.
A laptop and wifi is technically all you need.
Mixed with a willingness to dig in, create like it's your job and a relentless focus on being the most helpful person you can be, for your audience.
Because it takes 3 to 5 years of focused effort on 1 brand (1 site, 1 audience, 1 email list) to build all the skills and the assets (content) needed to make a full time living online.
If it sounds like a lot of work, remember that my other alternative was working 40 hours/week for 40 years
You see, it's not about the money...
It's about the freedom!
You don't have to 'wait' till your 65 to hit the road and enjoy life.
Because, when your location-independent cash flow is greater than your expenses, you're free!
It's this freedom to design your life on YOUR terms that I'm here to help you achieve.
And it looks different for everyone.
We set off on our early 30's to see the sights...
Sweet rig, eh? 😎
We only RV'd around for 1 season.
Once winter hit, we were hunkered down at an RV park in Apache Junction, AZ.
Decided to cash in our frequent flier miles from our business card and booked round trip tickets to Costa Rica for the winter.
This is when we learned how well you can live in other countries on the cheap.
We knew our plan was to grow a big audience by posting hundreds of blog posts per years for 5+ years straight.
So we decided to go full time nomad and grind while we traveled the world.
It started with a 90-day content marketing challenge where we published a new keyword targeted and seo optimized blog post every day for 90 days straight.
Taking massive action resulted in a wave of results in the form of traffic, leads and customers.
We proved to ourselves that the longer we aggressively publish optimized content under 1 brand...
The faster we grew.
And the realization we could publish from beach-front casitas in little villages with the friendliest locals in the world...?
There was no going back to a 27' 5th wheel after that!
After we flew back to the US we immediately sold everything in 7 days and booked a spot in Sayulita, Mexico.
Absolute fire sale on the truck and trailer.
Did ok on the trailer, but some guy in Albuquerque, NM got a screamin' deal on that 3/4 ton Dodge.
I did't care.
I was ready to chase my version of an endless summer like I'd seen in the old surf movies.
Wifey and I spent 5 years as digital nomads while we published like maniacs, growing our site from ~$3500/mo to millions in revenue.
Over 5 years we published over 1,000 keyword targeted and SEO optimized blog posts (and over 10,000 social posts).
This library of content was (and still is) the fuel for our success.
Truth be told...
Those years we were all in on building, most of the other nomads were out drinking, partying and seeing the sites with most their time abroad.
We worked our asses off...
I had a burning fire under my backside to pay off my $50,000 in student loan debt and to save up $150,000 to buy a home when we were done.
The plan works!
Turns out, discipline is everything.
Back to the main point here.
You now have access to all the free 'how to' info you need to make money online without wasting money on a greedy guru course.
So, my content teaches what I've learned on my 20+ year journey of making money online.
And what I continue to learn in the trenches.
Because my wife and I are both still full time growing our businesses to this very day.
Side note: That whole 'sticking with 1 brand for 10 years' bit is the secret to success...
Figured you might want to know the truth.
For full disclosure...
To monetize, I share the tools and trainings that have helped me grow my million dollar digital publishing business as an affiliate.
So, assume I'll earn something if you click on my links before purchasing any products I recommend.
I have a couple kindle books on amazon here.
All told, I've been doing this for 20 years now.!?
It's a fun game.
I really enjoy being in the trenches building, creating and sharing my knowledge to help as best I can.
So I create.
And real folks are having real results with hype-free, pitch-free content...
As the game keeps evolving.
I keep making new videos and sending out helpful emails.
Like this video that explains what strategy I'd use to build a business online today if I was starting over.
And folks who jump in and take action...?
They see results.
...Without any overpriced and over-hyped guru courses!
Like Kyle who sent me this email...
I had Kyle on my channel for an interview to get more of his story! You can watch that video here.
Most of my YouTube content is also available on my Podcast feed. Spotify users, you'll find that episode here.
iPhone users, click here. (Reviews are always appreciated.)
No ads... No pitches... Just real-talk from a guy who made his first $1 online in 2003 and went full time online in 2010.
But, back to the point...
Normal people getting real results without the hype
Before you ask...
The link to the video she's referring to is here. It's a full personal development and goal setting course that helps you draw your goals to you faster than without this method.
Mindset is key throughout this process.
That's the one common thread amongst all of the testimonials above.
They all made a plan and executed that plan... In the face of all life's distractions... And they published HUNDREDS of pieces of content that are useful to their audience.
Not dozens of pieces of content.
My wife and I have published thousands of blog posts and videos.
The traffic generated from all that content is the backbone for our multi-million dollar business that generates hundreds of thousands of leads, tens of thousands of customers and millions of visitors every year.
Here's a screen shot showing my 2020 sales from just 1 of my shopping carts...
This not the time to drone on about my story... But if you want the full story, it's here.
It's long because I've been making money online since 2003...
The part you need to know:
Resourcefulness has been the #1 key to success...
Neither my wife nor I us studied 'design' or 'development'... We just had a burning desire to create a lifestyle business based on a niche we love and started a simple blog on WordPress.
The path was long and challenging and I could never find anyone trustworthy to help... Everyone wanted $997 or $1497 to teach me "how to"...
And when I did put that HEFTY fee on a credit card, the courses were often a total let down...
Sadly, this is 'normal' in the world of internet marketing courses...
This is the exact problem I'm here on this Earth to eradicate.
Today, my number one goal is to teach all of the tactics that the fake gurus try to sell you, for free… Because I'm tired of the overpriced info products sold through overhyped webinars.
The process is quite simple...
I've spent well over $25,000 on courses and 95% of them were a total waste of time and money...
Since I have a successful business, I don't need to 'sell you' how to succeed at building a business online... And that's what makes me different.
There are a very few number of courses I do recommend which you can find here.
Ok, that's it for the homepage...
Whatever is below this is something I'm too lazy to re-work right now... And I'm too afraid I'd piss off the Google Algo by deleting it all, lol.
We'll connect again on your next piece 'o content.
Miles "The Most Helpful Marketer" Beckler
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Miles Beckler helps entrepreneurs tap into the abundance and lifestyle freedom and internet marketers increase leads and conversions through efficient sales funnels, pay per click and strategic internet marketing ideas.
What started as a hobby quickly turned into a blend between fascination and obsession as Miles became more and more enthralled with the power and practicality of earning income online.
Throughout the posts on this blog, and his in-person speaking engagements, Miles is dropping knowledge bombs to help you understand the tactics and mindset needed to create a sustainable income online through internet marketing.
With the ultimate goal of helping you cut through the noise and regurgitated bullshit found on so many marketing blogs and forums, the posts found here are designed to only focus on what is working now and stem from personal experience, not hear-say from fake goo-roos.