This page will help you fast track through my biggest 'big ideas' so you can launch and grow an online business of your own.
Like the thousands of students I've helped over the years to start their own businesses.
With hundreds of blog posts published and nearly 700 videos on my YouTube channel you don't have time to watch/read everything.
Here, you'll get the 'big picture' overview in one page and a few videos with links to the free deeper dive trainings if needed...
Let's start with my overarching philosophy:
You have the ability to escape the rat race.
The 'math' behind this is really quite simple...
When your residual income is greater than your expenses, you're free!
Now, I'm not interested in working a job I hate to save up enough money to "retire early" like the FIRE crowd.
But I do agree with their beliefs that financial freedom is WAY easier when we live frugally...
That said, I'm more interested in creating automate-able income streams online...
Which is what this is all about.
Automate your income
Earning income requires you to deliver value to others...
An uber driver picks people up and takes them where they want to go.
I build brands that deliver value to people online through my websites/blogs, email lists and other marketing channels like YouTube or Facebook ads.
The leverage in using web-based systems allows me to connect with millions of people per month and deliver little bits of value 24/7...
With minimal effort after I get it all built and published.
From my perspective the key to automating your income is "selling" something that takes a near zero amount time to fulfill from you personally.
And it works best when you're selling something that an audience of people are already looking for.
Because a product without demand is too much work.
"Selling" is in quotes here because you don't actually have to create the product or hold any inventory...
More about that in a minute.
Right now, the big idea you need to understand is this:
It is possible to build online brands that automatically deliver value in the form of useful content to people searching for help/tutorials/recommendations... 24x7.
What this is not
First off, this is not a sales letter.
I and not writing this with the intention of selling you some course or coaching or any of that BS.
I'm not one of those greedy gurus who needs to sell you courses to finance a flashy lifestyle.
I don't need your money... I'm already living my best life.
My automated income is drastically higher than my monthly expenses.
I'm here to share the truth.
Secondly, this is not get rich quick.
Building a profitable business online takes a lot of time/energy or money.
It's possible to begin everything with less than $100 like my wife and I did, years ago.
It's also possible to buy a pre-made website that's already generating revenue.
You may get a head start, but building a real business online that can pay for a comfortable lifestyle...
And then automating the income...
Usually takes 3 to 5 years.
It took me a decade.
But I had to learn this all the long way on the trial-and-error path.
Do you think I care that I spent 10 years to create complete financial freedom in my 30's?
Not one bit.
I'm patient af for goals as worthy as this one.
Great... Here's what you will learn...
The proven path that I've used time and time, again to build automated cashflow systems online...
The Business Model Overview
Watch this video for the big picture:
First off, you need to choose an audience of people who are searching for help/products and then commit to being the most helpful person in their corner of the web-o-sphere.
Now, people take way too long on this step...
that's why I've got my "five-minute niche finder method" laid out for you in that blog post linked above.
there are generally two reasons why people stall when it comes to choosing their niche.
Both are just expressions of the fear of failure...
But here's what the ego says:
"I'm not an expert at anything"
"I'm not passionate about anything"
Choose one and do it anyway.
Follow your gut instinct and get into motion, FAST! That's the real key.
You see, with one hour of study every day for 1 year, you could become an expert in just about any subject matter.
Once you get the cashflow going because you've finally started BUILDING the skills (which comes from doing, not watching webinars or studying guru courses)...
You'll find that the passion for creating automated cashflow systems online goes up and up.
Making money online is a skill.
Jump in, start and practice that skill on 1 niche to start... Then, once you've got 1 automated cashflow going, you can stack on another later.
The second step is to get your domain name and build your blog...
I cover the steps for getting that done in this post.
Now, some people get hung up on this "blog" word... it can be a website, it could be a sales funnel, it can be a blog… It's all three of them wrapped into one for what we do.
These 3 things: Your niche, your domain name and your blog are the foundation that you'll build the 3 systems needed to generate automated cashflow online...
Introducing The ATM Systems
Next up, watch this video to learn how the ATM systems work together to automate your cash flow:
System #1 - Your Audience Growth System:
As you focus on the first system which is your audience growth system you have a decision to make.
Are you going to use your time and energy to grow your audience?
Or, are you going to use money through paid advertising to grow your audience?
If you have more time than money, content marketing is the best way to grow a brand online with effort.
This video here reveals the content marketing strategy.
To get more granular with the training, these videos have all the 'nuts and bolts' you'd ever need to execute the strategy.
If you decide to go with YouTube, my deep dive training that teaches what I've learned growing my channel to ~200k subscribers in this video, here.
If you have more money than time, paid ads are the way.
I still recommend new advertisers start on Facebook. Here's my Free 'How To Advertise On Facebook" video
System #2 - Your Trust Building System
This is your email marketing system and strategy.
Surely you've heard the saying: "The Money Is In The List"
I can confirm this is very true.
Once you've built an email list of audience members who know you, like you and trust you…
Generating cash flow is as easy as sending an email with an offer.
Whether it's an affiliate offer or something you create, it doesn't matter.
In my business, 80% of my income is derived directly from email marketing.
Now, I've got my free email marketing training on YouTube here that is better-than a college course on the topic... Purely educational.
Then, on the top navigation of my site here, there's the "Grow Your List" email marketing training that is more tactical, walking you through the technical steps of getting your email list going with one of the trustworthy tools that has a free level for you to start with.
Finally, the big challenge of writing emails if you've never done it, before.
At first, it can be very difficult to start sending out emails if you've never done it before, until you get comfortable with the process.
There are so many people who have small lists of 230 subscribers are 1417 subscribers that could be making good money if they simply emailed more often.
But what do you send them?
This is where my friend Terry's email marketing templates come in very handy.
Using a "fill in the blank" style you are able to start sending emails that can engage your audience and promote your products while you get comfortable writing on your own.
Email marketing is the million-dollar skill.
System #3 - Monetization
Now, if you are focused on Affiliate Marketing, this is easy...
Simply find the products that your audience is searching for and find e-commerce sites that have affiliate programs...
I go into more detail in my affiliate marketing crash course (which is free), here.
Generally, you want to have consistent daily traffic visiting your site before reaching out to the different affiliate programs.
It's important to take time publishing great content that actually attracts an audience before you start to engage with the affiliate managers.
You want to be seen as a player who moves traffic...
Not one of the gazillion noobs who hits up the affiliate manager with questions when they don't actually have any traffic yet.
If you decide to create your own courses, I lay out my process for creating courses here.
In addition to creating the course, you gotta sell it too!
And selling is the most important part when it comes to your cash flow...
This is why I created the free sales funnel course and template you can get here.
Conclusion & Next Steps
Well, you made it to the bottom…
you now have a greater understanding about how e-commerce and online business works than 95% of people in our world.
The fact that you are reading this means you have the technology and Internet connection required.
The big question...
Are you willing to commit to an audience to be the most helpful person in their world for the next 3 to 5 years?
For most people, this is too big of a commitment...
Many readers are going to dismiss these free blog posts and YouTube videos referenced in this post and they'll go hunting for "an easier way"
Those folks will end up wasting their hard-earned money on webinars from the greedy gurus promising some sort of shortcut or easy button method to "passive income"
There is only one way to make money online that actually works.
If you only watch 1 video on this page, be sure it is this one, here:
I promised you the truth.
And there you have it.
Now, go forth...
Commit to your audience and create useful content for them.
Then grow your list.
Finally, help them get the solutions/products/knowledge they seek.
It's all automatable with the email systems and the traffic systems explained here, today.
Miles "The Most Helpful Marketer" Beckler
P.S. If you want to 'see' one of these niche sites built out, to look at the landing pages I use to grow the list and the pages I use to drive commissions... Check out the free Automated Income training here.