Do You Have To Invest Money To Earn A Passive Income Online?

I’ve recently had a lot of folks ask me if you need to invest money to earn a passive income online.

Well… there isn’t really a simple “yes” or “no” answer to that question, but I can explain some different opportunities available and what works best.

How I Started Earning A Passive Income Online

Passive IncomeSo I probably began with trying to make money online like anyone else… I was looking for a way to earn passive income so that I could build up my online business and have more time to do the things I love.

I started with Google AdSense and enabling ads on my YouTube videos. When I saw that I was actually making some money this way, I was ecstatic!

I mean… it was just a few cents per day if I was lucky, but it was passive income nonetheless. I started to become quite motivated and looked up ways to increase this residual income stream.

I Began With Free Ways To Increase My Passive Income

After adding more and more YouTube videos, I started seeing that I didn’t really know what I was doing… because my AdSense revenue didn’t seem to increase very much.

I watched other YouTube videos about how to make money online, but I was just overwhelmed with the spams and scams… However, I did find some useful videos.

I learned about setting up a Blogger blog (blogger.com) because it was free. It also made it really easy to integrate AdSense ads with just one click. The cool thing about Blogger blogs is that you start to get traffic pretty fast even if you don’t rank in Google.

Blogger blogs also seem to rank pretty fast in Google. Why? Well… for the same reason that YouTube videos rank really fast and high in Google… YouTube and Blogger are owned by Google!  Google claims to be unbiased with their organic (free) search engine results, but if you still believe that, you may want to want to open your eyes a bit further. The internet marketing industry is a cut-throat realm, and there is absolutely no such thing as “unbiased” (just search for any product review and you’ll see what I mean).

Does that mean I am biased? Heck yeah… Do you really think I blog, do SEO, build sites, and make YouTube videos for fun? I wish I had that much free time on my hands…

However, I’ve learned that you can make a lot more money online by providing people with the truth and just by being honest… You know? I mean so many people try to cheat and steal there way to riches these days not realizing that that road is much more difficult and filled with paranoia and frustration than just doing it legitimately…

Affiliate Marketing vs. AdSense

After learning about affiliate marketing with ClickBank and Amazon (and then all the other affiliate networks), I decided that AdSense was a crappy way to earn a passive income.

Promoting affiliate products online is definitely one of the best ways to make a significant passive income, especially when you sell information products. Info products (e-books, software, membership sites, etc) bring in HUGE commissions because there is no per-unit cost or shipping cost for the vendor like with tangible products. That’s why ClickBank products make you about 50-75% commission while Amazon products earn you about 3-10% (I believe it’s somewhere in there).

So I began to create Blogger blogs about topics I was interested, and I would incorporate relevant affiliate products into my posts and recommend them to my readers. After about 3 months, I had finally made a sale! Wow, $30 in ClickBank!

Yeah… that ain’t exactly a great opportunity for passive income… or was it?

I guess I just wasn’t quite doing it right… I mean, it just seems like there are so many technical details to making money online, and even if you get only one out of a hundred wrong… you ain’t making jack!

What Was The Missing Piece To My Online Income?

That’s when I finally got over my stubborn self and decided it was time to invest into something that would teach me how to make money online and earn a passive income.

the missing pieceI guess I got really lucky because I signed up with Bring The Fresh (read the details here), and it ended up not being a scam at all! It was the first thing that I bought, and it ended up being the only thing I ever needed!

I had been hearing about so many people that just kept getting ripped off by product after product. It seemed like nearly all internet marketing product vendors out there were just out to get your money and then run for the hills… I guess I got pretty lucky then.

Did I Have To Buy Anything Else?

So when I recommended Bring The Fresh to my friends, they always asked me, “Do we have to buy anything else?”

That is a great question because I know with a lot of products out there, they just offer a product for a low price, and then they keep making you buy other crap in order for it to “work”.

With Bring The Fresh, you don’t have to buy anything else except for the basic necessities.

These basic necessities I’m talking about are web hosting and domain names. They are what you need to make the websites that earn you passive income, but all that is explained inside Bring The Fresh. Those are just fundamental things you need to make money online because you are building little online businesses that earn you affiliate commissions while you sleep or build your next one.

Are You Making A Passive Income Online?

Please leave a comment below! Let me know if you are making money online or not. If not, maybe I can help, but you do need to take action! Remember… you don’t get rich just by dreaming about it… you have to do something about it. If you have been making money online successfully, please just give us a brief description of what has worked for you in the comments! Also, please don’t forget to use my sharing buttons on the right. Thanks guys!

How To Make A Professional Looking Squeeze Page

You’ll never be able to make a beautiful landing page in 5 minutes without paying THOUSANDS…
Not unless you know about this brand new WordPress plugin that gurus use to make amazing looking, super high converting landing pages.
They don’t spend hours on a website, squeeze page, sales page, affiliate review page, webinar page, and they don’t pay someone else THOUSANDS to do it… at least, not anymore.
This simple WordPress plugin allows you to make very professional and beautiful landing pages of any type… including membership sites. With drag-n-drop ease, it makes HTML5 websites that make web developers charging thousands run home to their mommas…
Ever thought about launching your own product with a membership site?
I used it in the dating niche to make a squeeze page in 5 minutes that gets a WHOPPING 80% conversion rate…
That’s almost unheard of…
At an 80% conversion rate… do you think it’s worth sending paid traffic to it? Heck yeah… DUH!
If you’ve EVER struggled with conversions, this fixes everything.
If you’re serious about getting sales, you have GOT to stand out from the other crap out there…
Imagine making an affiliate review page and getting a ridiculous conversion rate…
Screw waiting on SEO… get an ROI right away with FB ads…
Don’t forget to build a list though. Capture those leads!
Go bookmark that plugin site, go enjoy your Friday night, and come back Saturday morning with your cup of Joe and just kick back while you watch the video blow your mind.
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Anyways, the video pretty much explains everything. I hadn’t posted to my personal blog here in a while, but that kinda shows you what I’ve been working on.

Even with all the recent changes and potential setbacks you may be facing, the core principles of building an online business have never changed. Even when it comes to affiliate marketing, it is still just as lucrative as before, but you may just need to get a little more creative when it gets to SEO.

The beauty of Bring The Fresh is that it stays ahead of the game. If you ever get hit by an algorithm update, you probably tried to rank your site a bit to hastily ;) (don’t worry this happens to me all the time), but when you go back to the foundation in the Fast Start Guide, you’ll quickly figure out where you went wrong.

You can definitely fix it, and a lot of time, it is very well worth it to try to get a site back up in the SERPs if it was making you money before. I mean, why wouldn’t you at least give it a shot (unless you know its permanently doomed/de-indexed).

Remember, always try to diversify your online income streams as much as possible to avoid an end-all crippling kick to the “Noo.. NOOOO! N-AAAAARGGHHH!!” zone.

I mean.. you wouldn’t want to actually go back to a real job… now would you? Damn… I just had a nightmare while I was still awake.

Alright cheers guys and gals. I’ll see you in my next post. Whenever the hell that will be…. ;)

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Hey again guys!

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Heard of the guy?

If you’ve perused my blog before, you may have seen his name and some of the great value he provides to the world of SEO…

And completely for free.

He’s literally one of my top mentors… hell… he IS my top mentor now that teaches me how to make money online with SEO.

Becker brings to light the REAL million-dollar SEO strategies that all the other millionaire SEO’s hide.

Here’s what people are saying about him on his FB page:

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Also, you’ll probably want to check out the thousands of comments people are saying on his authority site:

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Let me know what you guys think in the comment below too because I like hearing about your own success!

My Favorite SEO Tools/Strategies: Quality Link Building With Efficiency

Let me just jump right to the point. When it comes to SEO, you can never stress enough the importance of keyword research. Yes, I know you’ve heard it before, but the thing is, keyword research is so critically important, it could be the 80% of your SEO campaign that leads to top Google rankings. We’re not talking about your standard keyword research with just using the Google AdWords Keyword tool (or even Market Samurai, etc) here…

Anyways, I wanted to write this post about some of my favorite quality link building strategies and SEO ranking tools outside of the keyword research process. So, if you’d like to read more about the 80% Law of SEO (keyword/niche domination without backlinks or content), check out my other post.

Link Building Strategies and SEO Tools

Automated Article Submission Software

Firstly, one of the most powerful automation tools I personally use for getting quality, contextual backlinks on a consistent basis is the Unique Article Wizard (UAW). It is highly intelligent software that allows me to write just three articles, input them into the server-based software, and have it produce hundreds of unique, quality articles (with contextual, anchor text backlinks) that are submitted to relevant directories.

It is so advanced that it actually allows you to create complete author profiles for pseudonyms that even tie into different social accounts. This means that you can create various pseudonyms that will appear as if they are real authors writing these articles for you and submitting them to directories for quality backlinks. If you’d like to read more about it, check out my other site.

High PageRank Profile Links

Another way to get ultra powerful anchor text backlinks is to create profiles on high PageRank domains. In these profiles, you have fields where you can place a link to your website. Sometimes these profile sites even have multiple website fields, or they have fields to link to your blog, Facebook page, Twitter page, Google+ page, etc.

Even if there isn’t a website field, many of the “About” or “Author Bio” fields allow html. This means you can input links with whatever anchor text you like. If you would like to learn more about how to appropriately create these high PR anchor text backlinks and where to do so, check out this post. You’ll have access to over 250 profile sites with a PR6 – PR9 (free), and you’ll learn how to optimally create them for the best possible rankings boost.

Instant Indexing Of Backlinks – BacklinksIndexer

You can have as many quality backlinks as possible, but if Google can’t find them (or takes a long time to do so), they do you no good! Sure, Google will find these links eventually, but we want to rank fast so we can start earning a passive income fast.

That’s why it is important to use a backlinks indexing tool. There are quite a few different ones out there, such as Linklicious, Lindexed, etc. However, none of them work as well as the Backlinks Indexer (free trial). Backlinks Indexer makes sure the URLs you submit are indexed instantly. Yes, they are literally indexed instantly, and all you do is just copy and paste or upload a .txt with your URLs – super quick and easy. This helps in more than one way. It helps your site get ranked very fast, but it also tells you which backlinks are good and which are bad. When using this tool, I usually just submit a handful at a time, wait for them to go through, and then I check my rankings. If my rankings go down, I’ll know to either delete those links or change the anchor text, etc. This is another extremely powerful tool for SEO! It allows you to literally manipulate your rankings link by link with changes occurring within minutes. You literally decipher Google’s algorithm (for backlinks at least) as you submit each URL individually and wait for the change in ranking!

The Backlinks Indexer also builds thousands of backlinks to the URLs you submit with RSS feeds, social bookmarking, micro blogging, etc. It is 100% safe to submit the URLs of your main website (i.e. posts, pages, etc), but they recommend you mainly use it for your tier 1 backlinks.

High PR Blog Comments (Easy Trick)

OK… so you’re familiar with leaving helpful and relevant blog comments with a link to your website to get a backlink. However, I’ve got some tricks you can use to help you get high PR backlinks, .edu links, and .gov links more easily.

SEOQuake Toolbar – Check PR, Domain Age, Alexa Ranking, Etc

Firstly, I use the SEOQuake toolbar (free) because it shows the PageRank of every website I visit, but it also shows the PageRank, domain age, Alexa ranking and much more for every search result on the SERPs page in Google, Yahoo, Bing, and other search engines.

Now, watch how easily we can find high PR .gov sites where we can leave a link! All we do is type this in Google search (link building being our contextual search term – substitute your relevant keyword):

site:.gov “leave a comment” + link building

And… check out the results we get and how easily we can then find sites to leave super power backlinks:

link building strategy - high PR blog comments

You can also use any other combination in Google search. For example:

site:.edu “leave a reply” + SEO

site:.com “post a comment” + affiliate marketing

… And so on and so forth.

If you keep finding only sites that allow comments but don’t have a website field or require you to register, etc, I’ve found another really powerful way to create backlinks Google loves.

Facebook Social Plugin – Auto-Approved Tier 2 Links (PR & .EDU/.GOV):

You’ll need to create a Facebook fan page with your keyword in the URL. Link that FB page to your main money site. Then, use the same technique as above, but instead type this (for example):

site:.gov “Facebook Social Plugin” + <substitute your keyword here>

There are millions of high PR websites out there that are using the Facebook Social Plugin to avoid comment spam by SEOs leaving comments with html backlinks. Sites that use the Facebook Social Plugin for comments will auto approve your comment, and you will get an anchor text backlink for your main keyword to your Facebook page. You may think, “well… that’s a tier 2 backlink”, but you’d be surprised at how incredibly powerful this type of tier 2 backlink is. Remember, Google loves Facebook pages and ranks them very easily, but this same rank juice will also pass on to your site. Whether your site or your FB page ranks for your keyword, you’re going to get targeted traffic either way (see my post on getting targeted website traffic without Google)!

So, when you are leaving a comment on a high PR site that uses the Facebook Social Plugin, make sure you change your “posting as” to the appropriate Facebook page:

Screenshot of Facebook Social Plugin

If you have anything to contribute, or you have any questions about the SEO tools here or the link building strategies, please leave a comment! Please don’t forget to use the social sharing buttons on the right!

Getting Tired Of SEO, Backlinking, Article Writing, Etc? Stop Fighting 99% of SEOs…

So far in 2013, SEO has been undergoing some major changes. We’ve been facing some crazy updates from Google lately. Since Penguin 2.0 had recently begun, we’re now also facing Panda #24.

Well… don’t get discouraged! I found something that has completely changed the SEO game for me.

See, I was getting so fed up with Google rankings and SEO that I was mainly focused on other ways to get traffic.

However, I’ve discovered something I wish I would have a long time ago. Instead of fighting 99% of SEOs by doing boring and redundant backlinking, article writing, backlinking, and, oh yeah… backlinking (doesn’t it suck?), I realized there are billions of highly searched, highly lucrative keywords out there that get you a #1 spot in Google without backlinks and hardly any content!

I literally just found the keyword, bought the domain from Godaddy (.com, .net, or .org), installed WordPress, and I ranked on the first page in Google after just 2 days!

These aren’t just any old keywords…

I’ve been able to rank sites #1 for keywords that get 5K, 10K, and even 20K+ exact match searches per month for very lucrative keywords that have almost ZERO competition.

Since you were kind enough to come pay a visit to my blog, let me just share with you what I sent to my list:

20K+ exact searches per month… Rank #1 In Google 2 days after WP installation? No
Backlinks?
Is that even possible? Yes, and it is because of the 80% Law of SEO.
Friend, I don’t recommend things I don’t profit from myself:
STOP FIGHTING 99% OF YOUR SEO COMPETITION!
Stop wasting hours, days, weeks, or longer on the 20% of SEO when
80% of SEO is in highly specialized keyword research…
Stop building countless backlinks, writing dozens of posts, etc.
You can rank at the top of Google for HIGHLY searched and profitable
keywords with TERRIBLE on page SEO and NO backlinks in just
days after registering the domain!
Yes, 80% of your SEO and rankings domination can be done in just
minutes <— AND… this is actually the FUN part of SEO… NOT the
boring, tedious, redundant backlinking, article writing, forum posting,
blah, blah, blah..
I just picked this up on a whim and with skepticism… but I AM
SUPER GLAD I checked it out:
Seriously, you don’t want to miss out. It’s REALLY CHEAP because
they just want to get you into their sales funnel. But take it from me,
just get the 80% Law of SEO and skip their OTO’s and upsells, and
you’re golden :)
Regards,
Jeroen
P.S. You ARE going to $$$ LOVE $$$ this – I DO
Find the super awesome keyword, get the domain, install WordPress, post a relevant picture and add in an affiliate link, CPA offer, or AdSense, and BOOM… you’re getting exposure to your offers with hundreds of visitors per day…

Imagine expanding on that… Imagine selling that site for $1000 EASILY after just a few days and a few minutes of work…

I couldn’t believe it, but this method is now at the top of my daily “to do” list because ultimately what makes me the most money the fastest… wins… in my book…

Let me know if you guys pick it up and whether you’re having the same success. Just leave a comment below, or leave some questions if you need help. This was so easy for me, I really think you guys will love it too.

1 Hour Traffic To Passive Income Formula

Hey again guys. It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, but I’ve had a lot of awesome stuff going on. Firstly, I’d like to share a video I made that I think will really help a lot of newbies out there that haven’t made their first sale yet.

Getting traffic is usually the big brick wall standing in the way of getting that initial payday, no? Sure, conversions is a big part of the equation too, and I touch on that as well. I wanted to share the exact formula I use to get traffic in as little as 1 hour. Yes, it is very targeted traffic. It works just like ranking in Google search for major keywords, and we take advantage of that as well, but… we start out with a technique that gets you traffic MUCH faster.

OK… just watch the whole video (46 minutes), but you can ignore the Internet Sales Machine review part and the sales pitch. You’ll be really impressed at how this technique is so simple, and you can implement it right away with great success. And… you don’t have to buy anything… I mean, it helps to have a hosting account and domain name, but you don’t need it… You can do all of this with free blogs (Squidoo.com, WordPress.com, Blogger.com, or whatevs).

Let’s check out my strategy (it’s so simple, but it works!):

UPDATE/NOTE: Never add you affiliate offers before you’re getting traffic (it doesn’t help any ways). If you put up a bunch of affiliate ads on a brand new site before you rank on page 1, Google will know you’re strictly making your website for money. They want to see that you are an authority on the subject matter – not just another spammer looking to make a quick buck. You will get slapped with a penalty from which your site will highly likely never recover (in my experience). Google doesn’t care if you make money, but they want to see you work for it first by providing value.

So how can you start to convert that traffic right away? Put the affiliate offers in your video description and on your FB page right away. That doesn’t hurt a thing! That’s how you’re going to get traffic within 1 hour AND sales within the week (if you’re doing it right). Remember, it’s all in what products you pick and how well you follow the instructions in the video above (particularly keyword research and pre-selling).

OK… Once you get passed the fact that this is a launch jacking review video, you begin to see how incredible effective this method for getting your first affiliate sale is. And of course this isn’t just for your first affiliate sale, but once you get the first one, you’ll know exactly what to do over and over again.

Remember the importance of having a domain name with your keyword in it. If you can get an exact match domain, then that will make it perfect. It will also make it extremely easy to rank on page one in Google for that keyword (even without any back links sometimes), or at worst page 2. However, if you cannot find an exact match, just find the closest thing possible because this will still work wonders when ranking in the YouTube search engine. As an example, let’s say you want to rank for the keyword “whoopsy daisy” or whatever… If whoopsydaisy.com, whoopsydaisy.net, or whoopsydaisy.org aren’t available, you still have options to rank in YouTube just as easily and in Google with a little bit of extra link building. What I do is, I go for plural things (or singular if the keyword is already plural). You can check whoopsydaisies.com, and you’ll be surprised at what will be available (or .net or .org).

Note that the top three sites for traffic are (in order of Alexa rank):

  • Google.com
  • Facebook.com
  • YouTube.com

We start with setting up a basic blog or site where we offer an affiliate product. However, we don’t go for the Google traffic right away like most people do because this will come naturally over time anyways. Google takes time to rank and index sites and thus provide you with targeted traffic.

We start by getting traffic from YouTube within the first hour for your targeted keyword. That is why it is important to embed your YouTube video on the domain with your keyword in it (preferable an EMD) and also on your Facebook page with your keyword in the URL (i.e. facebook.com/keyword).

Don’t forget about using Vagex.com, Fiverr.com, and all the other tools mentioned in the video to give you the total unfair advantage. Vagex helps you get a ton of YouTube views and shares right away, and I’ve even made many affiliate sales from this cold (non-targeted) traffic. Once YouTube sees your video is watched, liked, subbed, favorite’d, etc, you’ll shoot up the YouTube rankings and start receiving warm traffic.

Let me reiterate one super important factor in this formula for success: embed your video on your website (EMD domain or close) and on your Facebook page!

Guess what? You’ll also be getting targeted traffic from Facebook search! Yes, Facebook has a built-in search function that hundreds of millions of people use. If you have a Facebook page with your keyword in your URL, title, etc, you will rank very easily in the Facebook search, but also… Facebook pages rank very easily in Google search! Facebook.com has a PR10 and your fan pages will get some of that PageRank juice! Use Fiverr.com to get likes and comments to help boost your page up the SERPs, etc. Embed your YouTube video on that Facebook page with the keyword in the URL! If you have your video embedded on an EMD website (with enough content and decent on-page SEO) and embedded on your Facebook page with your exact keyword in the URL, you have an EXTREMELY high chance of your video ranking high on the first page in Google. Remember, Google owns YouTube. For an extra boost, create a Blogger blog with your keyword in the URL and title, etc and embed the video there. Google owns Blogger too!

Now, you have also built awesomely powerful back links to your site! Make sure you link from your YouTube video description to your site or one of the inner pages. What I do is I use the  free “redirection” WordPress plugin to create super simple redirects to my affiliate links. When you put that redirect link in your YouTube video description (at the top of course), you get some YouTube link juice passed on to your site as well because your site’s page is redirecting to your affiliate link.

You are also getting links from your Facebook page. Setting up Facebook fan pages is EXTREMELY simple. Don’t be intimidated by any of this stuff. Just take it all one step at a time. Don’t forget to provide your website/redirected affiliate link in your FB page’s about section, or in some of the posts. Create a “money post” with your affiliate link and “pin to top”.

Voila! Super simple traffic technique, right? If you want to see whether you are actually getting hops to your affiliate link, just go the the “redirection” plugin under “plugin” in your WP dashboard and you’ll see how many clicks you’re getting. Or, if you are using ClickBank to promote products, just go to the “reporting” tab after you click on one of your trend bars next to the dates (that probably now has a $0.00 next to it).

Good luck! Please comment for help :)