“Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.” ― Pete Seeger
In this post, you will learn my highly refined system and you will understand how to make money online... While I have this simple system now, it wasn't always this 'easy' or even simple for me getting started. No one taught me this simple system, so I went through 10+ years of trial and error, tons of training, and a huge plethora of tools to figure it out.
Although I've been marketing online since the early 2000's, I made my first serious money online in 2003 and finally went full time from home as a self employed internet marketer in 2009.
Since then, I've not only continued to build my own businesses, I have also worked with dozens of small businesses and entrepreneurs. I love helping passionate entrepreneurs to refine their online presence with the goal of generating more leads and ultimately more income.
On top of my 'real world' experience, I have continued to go through many training courses by today's top internet marketing trainers, like Frank Kern, Eben Pagan, Andre Chaperon, Chris Farrell and for the last several months, I have been getting coached by Mike Dillard, who has created two separate businesses online that have brought in over $25,000,000 each.
Why does this matter? Well, this system is tried, tested, proven, refined and still used by the best of the best in the internet marketing world to create cash flow online...
You are now being introduced to the streamlined and simple process which offers a huge short-cut for you.
Watch this video below for a quick and simple explanation of how to make money online...
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Step 1 - Find an audience.
When you have identified a very targeted group of people who have a similar problem that they are actively seeking to resolve, you are on the right track.
Many people say that you need to pick a niche first, or pick a product to promote first, but I can tell you from experience (and a crazy amount of studying) that you need to find a targeted audience of people who are searching for a solution to their problem.
Now I need to stress the 'very targeted' part of this step. Simply targeting people who want to 'lose weight' is not enough. You need to get more specific.
The next level of specificity there could be 'Women who want to lose weight' and then get even more specific to reach a 'very targeted' audience, like "Women who want to lose weight in their thighs" or "Women who want to lose weight after pregnancy".
By getting SUPER FOCUSED within a very specific audience, you can create all of your marketing materials, messages and content based on the needs, wants, desires and fears of this tiny audience. When they read your messages, they will connect with it more quickly because they feel like you are speaking directly to them.
Step 2 - Build an email list of people from this audience.
All you need for this step is a free give-away report that helps answer that audience's most pressing questions, a lead capturing system like this or this and an email autoresponder will manage collecting leads and actually delivering the report.
Once connected together and combined with the messaging that 'speaks to your audience' these components work together to create a powerful lead capture system that is ready for marketing on Google or Facebook, etc. and will build a list of email addresses of individuals who want more information from you, and who you're legally able to market to.
Step 3 - Nurture a relationship with the email list and recommend relevant, high-quality products.
The email system allows you to create a series of follow up emails that are sent out to the subscribers on a pre-determined time-line. So for example, if they subscribe for a free report, that report is delivered instantly to their inbox, and then every 2 days your system can send out another 'tip' or 'trick' to further help them with their problem.
Giving value to the individuals on your list up front not only helps them like you and get comfortable receiving your messages, but you also get elevated into the position of a trusted adviser.
Once you're liked and trusted, when you recommend a specific eBook (that you are an affiliate for and get 50% commissions on), your subscribers are much more likely to take action and purchase the book.
The more you give upfront and the higher quality the information that you give away for free is, the more likely people will be to take your recommendation, when you promote paid products.
There it is in all its glory... My simple system for making money online that requires little more than a 3 page site, an email list and some relevant traffic.
You know, making money online is a skill... Just like learning a new sport.
Just because it is 'simple' that doesn't mean it is 'easy'. For example, the game of Golf is simple. Take goofy club and tiny, dimpled ball... Then proceed to whack the ball repeatedly until you get it in the cup and move on to the next hole where you repeat the process.
Simple right? But is it easy? Not so much. If you have ever tried playing golf you know that it can be incredibly challenging just to hit the ball straight down the fairway.
And remember that all pro golfer's have coaches and spend countless hours working on their game! You have to have the same approach.
But whether we are talking about getting good at golf or getting good at making money online, both are skills that can be learned. It takes practice, consistency, persistence mixed with time and effort. With practice and by keeping it simple you can make it look easy, while creating effective, and in the case of making money online, profitable results.
If you want access to a professional level course that will take you from where you are (whether you have never made money online or you are already making $10k/mo) and help you get to the next level, be sure to check out my Authority Hacker Review.
This is the course I follow and recommend for others who are ready to commit to building a real business online.
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Miles is a full time internet marketer who sells information products and a niche membership program with his wife, Melanie. Together they have created a lifestyle business that allows them true location independence and this blog where you get to see behind the scenes and see how they have built their online business from scratch.