Creating A Product Set With Datafeedr

Creating A Product Set With Datafeedr

In this video, I will show you how to create a product set with Datafeedr, it really is very straightforward indeed and if you follow this video it should be very easy for you to copy.

 

You can see my previous post about why I am going to start using Datafeedr again.

First of all, in your WordPress dashboard go to, “create a new product set”, then name your product set, this is purely for your own reference, it won’t show at all on your website.

I normally choose from the drop-down menu, “any field”, “product name” and has image, sometimes I will just use “any field” or just the product name, it is a bit of trial and error sometimes. I also add in the drop-down menu, “has image”, it’s good to include images in our shop as humans often search by image.

We then click on the search button which will carry out a search on a particular subject, we can run down the list of products that we don’t want in a product search and then delete them one by one. Sometimes when we carry out a product search Datafeedr will find the wrong products, which is fully understandable. There are other ways of omitting the search results, but personally, I find it easier to delete products as we go along.

Once we have chosen our products we then need to select a category, we may also want to select a parent category to have our products sorted correctly.

We then need to publish our product set, it really is as simple as that.

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The Christian Internet Marketer

Are You Leveraging The Power Of LinkedIn?

Are You Leveraging The Power Of LinkedIn?

Are You Leveraging The Power Of LinkedIn?

Are You Leveraging The Power Of LinkedIn?

I thought I’d write this article entitled, are you leveraging the power of LinkedIn? I have to say that at the present time I am not leveraging the power of LinkedIn, however, I have just started to use LinkedIn a lot more.

I think all of us know the power of social media and how it can promote our brand and business, however, the most important thing we can do is to populate our own website with content. I tend to use social media to share website content rather than spending lots of time commenting on social media. I’m not that interested in where someone is having a cuppa coffee or what they had for dinner last night!

Why Is Everything Facebook?

Why does everything social media wise seem to be all about Facebook, to me it seems like almost everything is Facebook this and  Facebook that, whereas maybe if it was LinkedIn this and LinkedIn that it may be far more beneficial for our business? I personally find LinkedIn far more professional than Facebook and I do believe that if many of us spent the hours on LinkedIn rather than on Facebook it could be far more beneficial.

LinkedIn is certainly a place for professionals to share their expertise and knowledge, whereas to me, Facebook is potentially much more of a fun social network to share with family and friends and to keep in contact with friends far away and to find lost friends and aquaintances.

In the UK we say that Tesco’s football and Waitrose rugby, maybe we could say Waitrose LinkedIn and Facebook Tesco’s, possibly!

How old is LinkedIn?

LinkedIn was first born in 2002, Facebook was born in 2004 and Twitter in 2006. From the very first time I discovered LinkedIn I really like the professional approach that LinkedIn carried, I could see that it had huge potential. I’ve just looked up how long I have been a member and apparently I’ve only been a member since 2009 which means I must have had a previous account as I started a long time before this, I believe it was in 2004.

If you want to find out how old your LinkedIn account is, click on your photograph on the right-hand side of the screen which will take you to your account, then go to settings and privacy and you will see that nearly at the top of the page it tells you how long you’ve been a member at LinkedIn.

Making The Most Of LinkedIn

I have a lot of learning to do regarding LinkedIn, but one of the most important things that I do know is that it is to create a good profile and use the right keywords that represent your business, if we do this we stand a great chance of being matched with the right people and making the right connections. It’s important that we write a very clear profile and share with others what we stand for and how we can help them.

It’s Not about the Number of Connections You Have

With Facebook and Twitter, it often seems like it’s about how many connections do we have, but my question is are they really friends are actually people you want to connect with or are we just playing the numbers game? With LinkedIn, I believe that we can find connections that can benefit our business and we can also benefit other people’s businesses by sharing quality information and having a clear profile about ourselves.

Personally, I do not connect with everyone on LinkedIn, I like to connect with people who have similar interests and that could be genuinely useful to collaborate with. I also think it’s good to send a short connection notice, rather than just clicking the connect button, I believe that people take us much more seriously if we send a small note telling them why we want to connect.

Linkedin Groups

It’s good to participate in LinkedIn groups, this is something that I’m not actively doing, but I should be and it is something that I’m going to start doing. Recently, I discovered that I was in 121 Facebook groups, most of these groups I had absolutely no idea what they were about and why I was in them. I believe that the problem is with Facebook groups people can add you and over the months these groups mount up, I need a massive cull of these groups. I probably only want to be in six of these groups and even then I really have the time to participate in these groups.

I believe that we have to be very careful about how we utilise our time and I know that groups can be very powerful, they can also be time consuming, so be careful. It’s far better to spend time adding content to a website sometimes than it is to be replying to lots of messages.

Unsocial media

I often used to refer to social media as unsocial media as I have often found people to be on social media being all about themselves, this is not how social media should be, it needs to be a two-way thing. I believe it is very important to be friendly on social media, do not write negative things on LinkedIn, it won’t help you! It’s a good idea to actually have a LinkedIn badge on your website so that people can connect with you through your website.

Another important aspect of LinkedIn is to only share professional content, I would not share about friends and family or what I had for dinner or where I was drinking coffee! Just share your knowledge about your professional experience and reach out to try and help others, it will pay off in the long run.

Thank you for reading, please feel free to share and comment below.

The Christian Internet Marketer

Why You Need Your Own Domain Name?

Why You Need Your Own Domain Name

Why You Need Your Own Domain Name

Why You Need Your Own Domain Name?

Do you know it is so important to own your own domain name, I will explain a bit more, I have entitled my post, why you need your own domain name?

As I’m sure you know, every website has what we call a domain name, I believe that it is very important to have a domain name that very much explains our product or what we do if we are offering a particular service. In Google’s eyes it’s not quite so important as it used to be to have the right domain name, however, I believe that to your customers is very important what people see in your domain name. For example, if you were selling garden products, you may want to choose a domain name like “everything for the garden” or great products for the garden, I have no idea if these domain names are available, but my point is a domain name says a lot about what we do.

Choose The Right Domain Name

When I’m searching for a product or service I always take note of the domain name as for me this is a huge suggestion if I am heading to the right website. So my advice to you is take time to think about your domain name when I’m thinking about starting a new website, I will often spend a few months thinking about what I’m going to call my new website. Please remember, no dashes or abbreviations in your domain name, people never remember where the dashes and abbreviations are. If you can’t find the domain name you are looking for, then choose another name.

You can find many domains here at my domain site, there’s also a free phone number which is available 24 hours should you require any further help or information. It’s always nice to know that help is available if you have any issues with your domain or hosting.

In my Getting Started Guide I explained about a great platform that I belong to and how you can create a free website, in fact, you can have up to 25 free websites, which is great when you’re first starting out, but sooner or later it is much more professional to have your own domain name. For example, your domain name may be everythingforthegardendotcom but your free domain will be everythingforthegardendotcom/siterubix.com as you can see, you have a free domain but it is rather long and not very professional, however, it is a great starting point and learning curve.

Remember That Your Website Is Your Business

When we have our own business it is important to invest wisely and make the right decisions, a domain name is very important, I know the cost of a domain name is not huge, (around $10) but it is still important that our domain name represents what our business really is. Remember that your website name or domain name is building your brand and something that you want to be recognised for years to come.

Build Your Brand

It’s important to remember that your domain name is your brand name and that you are building something long term for the future. When I create a new website, I like to have the same domain name for my Twitter, Facebook business page, YouTube channel, Pinterest and email address. There are several reasons for this. If I ever decide to sell my business I have everything separate from other accounts and secondly keeping the same brand name makes people aware of your brand and is far more professional.

Building An Email List

Building an email list is something that is very important, I know that the first thing we have to do is to add content to our website, but building an email list means that we can alert people and for special offers and newsletters et cetera.

Your email list is far more powerful than any social media platform in normal terms, people are far more likely to purchase through reading an email than they are through social media.

Build Your Own Brand

I see many people building their own brand on Facebook, Twitter and many more social media platforms which is great, however, your priority should be to purchase your domain name and create your own brand through your very own website.

Maybe you think that creating your brand, for example, on Facebook, is an easy way to get going, maybe it is, having said this it is very easy to put a website up in 30 seconds! Take a look at my creating a website in 30 seconds video post, it’s amazing how quickly a website can be created in this day and age.

The biggest problem with social media platforms is that you can spend many hours of time building your platform up only to find that he has disappeared as you have potentially unknowingly gone against the terms and conditions! Can you imagine having a FacebookPage with half a million followers only to wake up in the morning to find that your page has been taken down? This does actually happen and it happens more often than people realise.

So The Answer Is

So the answer is, get your domain today and start building your website.

Thank you for reading.

Please feel free to comment below.

The Christian Internet Marketer

Make Yourself Right Before You Start Your Day

Make Yourself Right Before You Start Your Day

Make Yourself Right Before You Start Your Day

I believe that many people worked extremely hard and it is important to make yourself right before you start your day.

Sometimes it can be difficult to stay positive especially if we are relying on our own thoughts rather than what the word of God tells us about ourselves.

Many of us work long hours during the week which can drain us of our energy and can bring on the wrong type of thinking.

It is so important that we start the day off in the right way!

In Luke 4:18 the Bible says,

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,

Because He has anointed Me

To preach the gospel to the poor;

He has sent Me [a]to heal the brokenhearted,

To proclaim liberty to the captives

And recovery of sight to the blind,

To set at liberty those who are [b]oppressed;

Positive Thoughts

When I wake up in the morning I like to start my day off with positive thoughts, I remember a minister of the gospel saying that when he wakes up in the morning, he says, “good morning Lord, what can I do for you today?” I’ve never forgotten his words, it’s a great way to start the day, remembering our creator and our saviour and all the things that he has done for us.

Start Your Day Right

Before you even think about starting your day, make sure you have prayed in the power of the Holy Spirit, start speaking in new tongues, pray with an expectant faith, be thankful for what God has done, do not rely on your own strength go out Holy Spirit power and awe, knowing that God is with you every step of the way. It is so important to have positive godly thoughts and not negative worldly thoughts.

The Light In The World

I don’t know about you, but I want to be a light in this world, I want to be cheerful, I want to encourage people and help to release them into their full potential. I know of so many people who have so much potential and yet they are not walking fully in the potential they have, I want to encourage people to walk in their full potential! As Christians we need to be encouraging, we need to be people who help others who may be struggling, it’s amazing what a cheery good morning can do to someone and a smile.

I’m thankful that as Christians we are never alone, the Scripture tells us that, the spirit of the Lord is upon me, this is such a wonderful thing to have the spirit of the Lord upon me when I go about my daily life.

He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, such an amazing thing! I know that when I first became a born-again, my stinking thinking was totally turned around and I was given new life, we talk about being a born-again Christian, this is what happens when the spirit of God comes upon us.

I’m thankful that as born-again Christians, Jesus has sent us to heal the broken hearted and to set the captives free, to heal the sick and to set liberty to the oppressed. This is such a powerful verse we need to use our God-given authority and take every weapon we have to heal the brokenhearted.

Do It Today

As you wake up this morning ask God what you can do for him, tell him to fill you with this precious holy spirit and that you are available to make someone’s day and to set the captives free, be thankful that there is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain! How about giving a hearty good morning to the first person you see today, how about offering to make them a cup of coffee or helping them with something, by doing something small you could make their day a really good day, it could actually turn a bad day into a good day.

Thank you for reading.

Please feel free to comment below.

The Christian Internet Marketer

Do You Have The Faith Of Abraham?

Do You Have The Faith Of Abraham?

I often think about the faith of Abraham and how we worship the God of the impossible, my question to you today is, do you have the faith of Abraham?

Romans 4: 20–22. 20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. 22 And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness.”

Every human being on this earth will face trials at some point in their lives, we live in an imperfect world. The important thing is that when things come against us we don’t let the problem bring us down, it’s all too easy sometimes to submit to our feelings and feel downcast. However, as Christians we do not let feelings take over, we go by what the word of God says and we stand on the promises of God!

Maybe you are thinking that is all very well for me to say this but you don’t know what I’m going through? As I mentioned earlier, every single one of us will have trials on this earth but it is so very important how we deal with these trials and various issues that we have to face.

Don’t Be Downcast

It is important that we stand on the word of God because if we are going to become downcast with every single problem that we face, we are not living by faith. Problems will come and problems will go, but it’s how we deal with these problems that make a difference.

I’ve been self-employed since 1983 and throughout my working life there have been issues rise up, the way I deal with this is to stand on the word of God! I often think of the passage in Romans four that talks about the faith of Abraham, so powerful. Abraham situation seemed impossible and yet his faith did not waver!

Do Not Let Your Faith Waver

As you go out to work today or maybe you are having a day off and just relaxing, please remember the faith of Abraham. There have been many times in my life when I have had absolutely impossible situations and in the natural, it seems impossible but in the supernatural, all things are possible for those who believe in God! The promises of God never failed to amaze me, I have seen numerous situations where things don’t look good, maybe work has slowed up, but the bills keep coming in, we have to stand on the promises of God and have the faith of Abraham, do not let your Faith waiver.

Choose Faith Not Fear

I remember when I was in Bible school, every morning we started with a very powerful prayer session, which would last between 30 to 45 minutes, it was a very powerful time, the room would be full up with the sound of glorious tongues, there was faith in that room to move mountains! Our Principal at the Bible school would often welcome us in the morning and then immediately he would say, “Have Faith in God”, despite this being over 10 years ago, I’ve never forgotten his powerful words, we have to remember that there is power in the words that we speak, so let’s choose positive words of faith.

So I ask that today you will have the faith of Abraham, you will choose faith over fear and you will speak the promises of God over your life, in other words, drop the fear and keep the faith.

Thank you for reading.

The Christian Internet Marketer

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Starting an Online Business – Don’t Give Up Your Day Job

Starting an Online Business - Don't Give Up Your Day Job

Starting an Online Business – Don’t Give Up Your Day Job

Starting an Online Business Don’t Give Up Your Day Job

I’m writing this blog post entitled “Starting an Online Business – Don’t Give Up Your Day Job”, over the years I have heard many people talking about starting their own business, but is starting an online business right for you?

The Internet Has Opened Up A Whole Load Of New Opportunities

The Internet has opened up a whole load of new opportunities that I believe we need to take advantage of, I believe that the Internet is one of the best inventions ever and it has really changed the way we live and carry out our business and the way we shop. I find it absolutely amazing that we can find a product sitting in our own home, order the product and have the product delivered by the following day, or in some cases the same day. We can also plan a holiday online, only a few years ago we would have had to visit various travel agents and it really would have been a long process, but now we can read reviews, see photographs of hotels et cetera all from the comfort of our own home.

The Internet Has Improved Dramatically

I used to find the Internet so painfully slow, I started using a PC in 2001 and I had absolutely no knowledge of what to do whatsoever, I had never actually touched a computer mouse and I didn’t know a single thing about computers I didn’t have any interest either! A good friend suggested that I invested in a PC, so I had my first Dell desktop with a massive 20 GB of hard drive storage, I believe the cost of this setup was around £1100, I would get much more for my money today, it’s amazing how things change.

My first experiences with a computer were painful, I had the old-fashioned dial-up which was just painfully slow and almost unusable, your email could be sent providing that the attachment wasn’t too large. Thankfully broadband was soon available and in 2004 I had my first broadband connection, for me, this changed the face of the Internet, the Internet became usable and I immediately saw the power of the Internet and the potential that was available to every individual.

Literally, everything we need to know is now online

Literally, everything we need to know is now online, everyone is searching for something on Google, this has opened up huge opportunities for individuals to make money online, there are so many opportunities out there to make money online, the list is endless. I actually started to make money online in 2007, I monetised my website with Google AdSense and affiliate products, this worked extremely well for me as there was no expense for me to put these products up online, I just got paid when people clicked on the Google ads and when I sold a product.

Be Careful

As I mentioned in my previous paragraph there are a huge number of opportunities to make money online, but we have to be very careful who we listen to, it’s easy to be taken in by people especially if we want to quit our day job. In a previous post I mentioned about what not to do in 2019, you can read more about this if you click on this link. Unfortunately, there are many scams out there and we have to be very careful to listen to the right information, you may find it helpful to look at my Getting Started Guide you can see my number one recommendation for getting started online.

I learned the hard way, so I don’t want other people to make the same mistakes as I have, I have come a long way since I started researching Internet marketing back in 2004, I’m sure there are still many scams, but I do know how to pick out the good from the bad! The Internet is full of information, which is great, but how do we know that we are listening to the right people? This is why it is important to listen to the right people and learn from their mistakes, you can read my blog post about Internet marketing scams here.

Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Maybe I am one of the fortunate people that has been self-employed most of my working life, I actually used to work before I left school and I’m sure this helped to give me a good work ethic and taught me what was possible to achieve on my own. Back in 1983 when I went self-employed there was no Internet, or not that I was aware of, if there was it certainly wasn’t publicly used, how times have changed.

I literally started working for myself by starting off part-time, I believe this works well for an off-line business and an online business. I was fortunate as I still had money coming in while I was trying to build up my own business, another plus point that I had was that I started at 6 AM in the morning and finished 2:30 PM so this enabled me to do my own work in the afternoons and early evening, it is so important to have that regular money coming in as most of us have bills to pay every week.

When I was starting my first online business back in 2004, I took advantage of every available moment to learn about how to make money online, a lot of the things that I learnt were untrue and I had to try and pick out what was true and what wasn’t, that’s easier said than done when you’re working blind! It took me three years to get my first moneymaking website live, I’m very thankful that today we can literally put a website up in 30 seconds, you can see my article here about how to put a website up in 30 seconds! Obviously, there is more to just putting a website up that is only the beginning, but the great thing is once we have our website up we are ready to add content which then brings us traffic and then we can potentially monetise our website.

Take Things Step-By-Step

It’s amazing what can be achieved today with technology, most of us have smartphones, tablets and laptops which enables us to learn on the move and carry out tasks on the move. I often listen to podcasts and various training videos when I am working my off-line job, although I can’t see the screen it’s good to hear about the latest things in the Internet marketing world. I mentioned that we have smartphones and tablets, I certainly wouldn’t recommend just using these to start your business, I always prefer to work from a laptop or desktop PC as I find working from a tablet or phone very time consuming and not as productive as working from a PC.

If I was starting again today I would start with my number one recommendation which gives you step-by-step instructions to build an online business, I will also be with you to answer any questions that you may have and so will the rest of the community. By having a step-by-step plan and how to videos and action points every step of the way, to me, this is the best way to start your online business and there is no need to quit your regular job yet. You need to be very established before you stop your regular income coming in, we can work much more efficiently if we are not worrying about how the bills and are to be paid and how we are going to find the next penny!

It’s So Important To Start Your Business Now!

It’s important that you start your business now, stop making excuses and literally get going today there’s never been a better time to start an online business. One thing that you will have to do is to sacrifice your free time to learn, I had to do this and it definitely paid off big time. I’m not saying that you have to work seven days a week as I don’t believe this is an effective way to work, I have always said that I can achieve more in five or six days than I can in seven days. Our bodies need rest and we need to be refreshed to start our working week, sleep is another important factor, make sure you get enough sleep so you can be productive when you are working, it’s miserable trying to work with sleep deprivation.

I Really Want To See You Succeed

I really want to see you succeed and by taking action and by following my number one recommendation you can succeed online, I have done it so I’m sure that you can. I want to be able to help you and answer any questions that you may have.

Please feel free to comment below

The Christian Internet Marketer delivered

Why are you not starting your online business today?

Why are you not starting your online business today?

Why are you not starting your online business today?

Why are you not starting your online business today?

The title of my blog post today is “why are you not starting your online business today” the reason I am writing this blog post is because I have seen so many people talk about working for themselves and have an online business and yet I see very little action, today is the day to start your online business.

 

 

It Doesn’t Cost Much To Start An Online Business

I have good news for you, did you know that it is extremely cheap to set up an online business, I don’t know of any business is cheaper to set up than an online business.

Recently, I set up a new off-line business, I have started several businesses over the years and just because we think everything is online, off-line businesses still work! I was actually able to set up my off-line business very quickly, however, there was a heavy cost involved of 30+ K, but thankfully the business is paying off well.

One of the reasons that I was able to get this business going so quickly was because I do have a knowledge of creating websites and getting them ranked in Google which is a huge help. I have to say that I really think the Internet is the businessman’s best friend, it has totally changed the way that we promote our business.

I can remember not that many years ago how I would be advertising in magazines, newspapers, shop windows, leaflet drops and more just to try and build up my business, today, you can build your business from your very own home, which is fantastic. I believe that the Internet has to be one of the greatest inventions ever, isn’t it amazing that we can go online and order products, book a holiday, book a flight, check train times et cetera and much more!

How Much Does It Cost To Set Up An Online Business?

The great news is that to set up an online business today is exceptionally cheap, when I first had a website for my off-line business back in 2004, this particular website cost me precisely £1000, I didn’t know a single thing about websites back then and I had no interest in trying to build a website! I no longer actually own this website because I sold the business in 2009 complete with the website.

The first moneymaking website I had which was in 2007 cost me precisely £2000 to build, this website was built by a professional Webmaster. I had many plans for this particular site and over the years it has probably cost me around £15-£20,000, I am thankful that things have dramatically changed now! However, this particular website did have huge amounts of functionality, so it wasn’t straightforward, thankfully, to get started online today you do not need anything so complex in fact I would say try to keep things very simple.

Unfortunately I learnt the hard way to make money online, however, things have improved dramatically over the years and have definitely got much more straightforward. If you would like to read my “Getting Started Guide” this will help to show you how to build an online business. If you go down this route potentially to start with your online business will cost absolutely nothing.

Most of us own a laptop or PC, potentially you could start your online business just using a smartphone but this is not something I would recommend as I always find my laptop a thousand times easier to do business on and yes we can use a smartphone for many things but I still find it so much easier to use my laptop.

Buying A Domain Name

If you have read my getting started online guide you will realise that you can set up a free account at Wealthy Affiliate and start learning how to make money online, I do strongly suggest that at some point you upgrade to premium as this gives you access to every single piece of information you need to start an online business. Literally, all I buy to build my websites is a domain name, my websites are hosted at Wealthy Affiliate and you can purchase domain names right here.

When you’re choosing a domain name make sure that you don’t have any abbreviations like dashes in the name as people can never remember where dashes and abbreviations are, you can actually end up sending someone to your competitors website if they can’t remember your domain name. Choose something simple if you can and that relates to your niche, so for example, if it was about camping equipment you could have a domain name something like qualitycampingequipment and as I said in the previous sentence don’t have something like quality – camping – equipment people will never remember this domain name.

Most people choose a.com for their business, I am based in the UK so depending on what I am promoting I either have a.co.uk or a.com and sometimes both.

Hosting

I used to pay around £25 per month for my hosting, however, as I mentioned earlier I host most of my websites with the Internet marketing training platform that I belong to, their hosting works very well and saves me money every month which is fantastic. You can do the same if you join this great platform.

Do You Know How Easy It Is To Put Up A Website?

I’m very thankful today that it is far easier to build a website today than it was a few years ago, as I mentioned earlier in this post my first website cost me £1000. Today you can literally put a website up in a matter of seconds, take a look at my video regarding putting up a website in 30 seconds.

So What Are You Waiting For?

So what you waiting for to get started with your online business, it’s far too easy to put off things in this life and if we don’t get started today when will we get started? Remember that I’m here to help you, I want to see you succeed and reach your goals.

Why Not Get Started Today, Here’s A Link To Start Your Online Business.

Please feel free to comment below and ask me any questions that you may have.

Thank you for reading.

The Christian Internet Marketer

So How Does Success Come Online?

So How Does Success Come Online?

So How Does Success Come Online?

So how does success come online?

My blog post today is asking the question, so how does success come online? The majority of people I speak to do not have a clue about how to make money online and have never actually made a penny or a cent online! However, something that I have noticed is that people seem to have the ability to tell me how to run an online business, what I should and shouldn’t be doing and how online business is a scam! I don’t know really why it is that people want to try and share knowledge about something that they really do not know about!

Listen to the right people

With any business, we need to have the right people around us, too many people have the wrong people around them and this holds them back, I have been there and I know that it has held me back, big time! Make sure that you have knowledgeable people around you and people that want to see you succeed as this will help your business progress hugely. Unfortunately and very sadly, there are too many people who do not want to see you successful, these are the people that you need to remove from your life as they have absolutely no place in your life whatsoever. If people are continually criticising you about what you are doing, this is far from motivational and can have adverse effects.

However, if we have people around us that are highly motivated, interested in what we are doing and they want to see you succeed this can be a huge benefit and extremely encouraging and leave us with a totally different mindset of wanting to move businesses forward. I have to say in the early days of my working life I had too many of the wrong people around me and this didn’t help to move my business forward.

You Can See My Video Below About t How Does Success Come Online?

Make Sure You Have The Right Training

When I first started researching about making money online back in 2004, I was buying into all the wrong products, not deliberately, but I just didn’t know any better, I was working blind and I had to start somewhere. The most important aspect of an online business is to have proper training and to have a plan of action and also to set goals and a to-do list, without these we have a huge chance of failing.

It took me three years to get my first online business off the ground, the main reason it took so long was that I didn’t know what I was doing at all, everything was totally new to me, I had to learn from scratch. I’m very thankful to say that I am now part of a great platform which is great for beginners and also great for people like myself who have been working online for many years. You can find out more about how to start your online business in my getting started guide here. This will take you through all the steps you need to start an online business, you can actually start with a free account and learn huge amounts to get you on the right tracks.

Finding A Niche

I believe one of the most important things is with an online business is that we have a niche that we are passionate about and have a knowledge about, I believe that if we are passionate about something we normally automatically have knowledge about the subject. Whatever you do don’t try and look for moneymaking niches, just go find a niche that you are absolutely passionate about, failure to do this will make your online business hard work.

There are some people that would disagree with me, but I can’t imagine trying to write blog posts on a subject I had no interest in and yet the money was good, it would be really difficult. Personally, I have no interest in football whatsoever, I appreciate that many people are absolutely passionate about the game and there is nothing wrong with that! I cannot imagine trying to write about football, first of all, because I know nothing about the subject and secondly because I have no interest in the subject. But can you imagine what it would be like if I had a passion for football and I started writing about the subject, the things I could write about would be endless, this is the importance of having a passion for your niche.

Write and write some more

Over the years I have come across many highly successful Internet marketers, some of them have actually created their own products and made literally millions, others are affiliate marketers and still making extremely good money from just working from their own home and working the hours that they wish. Many of these successful Internet marketers when you ask them what they have done to be successful, they will say nothing really, but I just posted regularly on my website. In other words, they are writing informative blog posts in their niche and are consistent in writing on a regular basis, they didn’t give up! For many years the phrase “content is king” has been used in the Internet marketing world, I believe that this is still very true.

Consistency is key

I am on several Internet marketers email lists and one thing that I see from every successful Internet marketer is consistency. I know that some Internet marketers have tried things and they have actually not been that successful, however, they don’t let this hold them back they just move onto the next thing and continually keep moving forward, they don’t let obstacles slow them down. I think this is one of the biggest problems when people start an Internet business, they start off very keen and enthusiastic, but after a few weeks of not seeing any results that become downcast and start to think that their business is never going to get off the ground.

Often people give up when they are right on the tip of success, this is so disappointing because with a little bit more effort and perseverance with an online business we can achieve so much. Of course, there is also the other type of people who sign up for a course and don’t do anything with it or forget their password so that they can’t login and then say that this program is a scam! It may sound funny but I see this sort of thing happening all the time.

Be Organised

In the last paragraph, I mentioned that people often forget their passwords and usernames, one of the biggest things to success is being organised. I have many folders in my documents as I like to be able to find things quickly, we need to be able to pull things out of our folders instantly and not lose time. I have spent literally hours of wasted time trying to help people on something straightforward only to find that they can’t find a username, they have lost their password, they can’t login to their email on the laptop et cetera et cetera….. This is just a pointless waste of time and it stops us moving forward in our daily tasks, I hope that you are not one of these people, if you are, it’s never too late to get organised and it’s so much better for your online business.

Following The Training

I mentioned in a previous paragraph the importance of having the right training, if you are a beginner it is exceptionally important that you go through a training platform step-by-step not missing any action points if you do this and you are consistent you will be successful! We also need to realise that we never stop learning, I learnt the hard way, but I don’t want other people to do the same as I did.

It Takes Time To Build An Internet Marketing Business

I think we all know that every business takes time and effort to build, if we don’t understand this we are really not living in the real world. I recently started an off-line business and thankfully I saw results very quickly. An online business takes a bit more time, but if we are consistent this can dramatically speed up the time of getting from starting from zero to making money online. We need to be prepared to work for at least six months without making any money, please don’t be alarmed by this as six months goes extremely quickly, especially when we are busy. The more we can write and the more we learn the quicker we will get there.

I Want You To Succeed

I think we all like to hear success stories and sharing people’s joy of how they have turned her life around and created a successful business. I am here to help you and the reason I’m writing this blog post is that I don’t want to see people make the same mistakes as I did! So, why not read my getting started guide and take action now.

Please feel free to comment below

The Christian Internet Marketer

Why Have I Set Up A YouTube Channel

Why Have I Set Up A YouTube Channel

Why Have I Set Up A YouTube Channel

Why Have I Set Up A YouTube Channel

I want to tell you the reasons why I have set up a YouTube channel, back in 2004 I had my first broadband Internet connection and to me, this is what changed the face of the Internet, it literally changed overnight for me! I hadn’t used a PC at all until in 2001 I had my first desktop PC, I didn’t have a clue how to use it and I found it absolutely unbelievably frustrating! There were a few times when I felt like throwing out the window, not proud of this type of behaviour, but was just so frustrating!

Don’t make the mistakes that I made!

So I want to help you start your online business the right way, I don’t want you to make the mistakes I have made over the years, and I can tell you I have made a lot of mistakes, I learnt the hard way. Thankfully now I know what works and what doesn’t work, I know what is a scam and what isn’t a scam, I want to bring to you on this YouTube channel what is good and works and stop you making the mistakes that I made. One thing that I can tell you for sure is that bright shiny object syndrome does not work, I had this problem where I thought the next, by product this will be the best thing since sliced bread, I’m sorry that doesn’t work, I’ve tried it! I can tell you how to get started the right way and I can be here to try and answer your questions regarding your online business.

You can see my video below

It’s A Joy To Help Others Succeed

For me, it is a joy to help others succeed, I don’t believe that any of us should struggle financially, I believe that there are enough resources for us all to be able to make money, I really do love to see people succeed!

So What Changed Me

The Internet is a fantastic invention, it really has changed how we live, but prior to having broadband back in 2004, I had the old-fashioned dial-up modem, which was so painfully slow, literally it was only good for sending the odd email, providing the attachment was very small! The day I had my first broadband connection literally changed the way I thought about the Internet. Immediately, I could see the power of the Internet, the Internet suddenly became usable, I could see the potential of literally reaching thousands of people across the world! But now I had to find out how to make money online, this was the hard bit, as I didn’t know a thing about making money online!

I Spent Three Years Researching

I literally spent three years researching Internet marketing and how to make money online in 2004, I really didn’t have a clue what to do but I just started to research, I would put in questions like how to make money online, how to work from home. As you can imagine I had all sorts of great headlines come up, headlines like cash machine, turnkey profits, money goldmine, 0 to $10,000 in a day, you can imagine it, it sounded so good, but the reality was that most of these products were spam products.

I Spent Thousands Of Dollars

I spent thousands of dollars trying to find the right product on how to make money online, I was just working so blind, I didn’t know where to start, but I was kind of learning things in a mixed up way. I would literally buy a product that promised everything and then discover that it was really a nothing product and it would get me nowhere. The good thing is that of all these products I purchased, I did learn something and a few the products that I purchased were genuine, the biggest problem I had was that I was just working blind, this is not good, we need to have a plan, we need to have goals and we need to know exactly where we are going, otherwise we will literally go nowhere.

My First Money Making Website Was In 2007

I actually had my first website in 2004, but this was created for my off-line business, My first money making website was in 2007 and the first day the site went live I made a sale, this was so encouraging! The website was actually a Google AdSense website which is something that I will write about another time. Google AdSense is a platform that puts ads on your website and when people click on them we earn a small amount of money. The commissions we earn from these ads can vary considerably, for example, if it was an ad for a car it would probably just earn a few cents, however, if it was an ad for a bank loan or similar product we could earn much more, probably one or two dollars.

Listen To The Right People

There are many people in this Internet marketing world that will try and sell you a scam product, in my experience in life it is very important to have the right people around us, having the right people around us will move us forward, but having the wrong people around us will make us go backwards, we have a choice, let’s choose the right people! I was in Bible school a few years ago and the principal of the Bible school who was highly successful always used to tell us all to run from the wrong people, I have never forgotten this, it is so important! I have come across so many people in my life in business and socialising but what I have realised is that there are some people that you just have to run from, if someone is holding you back, run from them, in other words, run as you’ve never run before!

You Will Receive Much Criticism Regarding Internet Marketing

Something that I have experienced in life is that most people do not understand the concept of Internet marketing and how you can make money online, they really do not get it. The majority of people that I’ve met have literally never made a pound or dollar online, however, they seem to think that they have the knowledge to tell you that Internet marketing is a scam, you can’t make money online, you’re just wasting your time, it won’t work! Sometimes these people can actually be people who are very close to us, I have chosen to ignore these people, not totally, but on the Internet marketing subject as this sort of talk can hold us back.

I have learnt to discuss Internet marketing only with people who are genuinely interested and want to listen to what I have to say! It’s something I’ve never been able to understand, people will tell you that an online business doesn’t work and they will also tell you that what you are doing will not work, what they don’t realise is that it takes time to build an online business.

I have owned three off-line businesses and I have made money online since 2007, some things work better than others, the main thing with an Internet business is to be consistent, take action on a regular basis and listen to the right people. An Internet business takes time to build, we have to be prepared to have a few months setting a business up before we actually start earning money.

I Have Worked For Myself Since I Was 18

I have worked for myself since I was 18 and even before I left school I was doing weekend jobs and after-school jobs, I believe that this helped to give me a good work ethic and set me up for life. I guess that I will never work for anyone again as I’ve been self-employed for over 30 years, time goes quickly!

So To Conclude

So, I plan to make many different YouTube videos, there will not be anything fancy about my videos, but I will give you genuine information on a regular basis, in other words, the do’s and don’t’s of an online business.

You can subscribe to my channel here.

Thank you for reading.

The Christian Internet Marketer

What To Do In The Internet Marketing World 2019

What to do in the Internet marketing world 2019

What to do in the Internet marketing world 2019

What to do in the Internet marketing world 2019

Today, I’m writing a post about what to do in Internet marketing world 2019, yesterday I wrote a blog post with the title “what not to do in the Internet marketing world 2019”, so today we have something much more exciting and positive!

You can see my previous days post on what not to do in the Internet marketing world 2019.

First of all, from experience, hard work pays off, with any business whether it be online or off-line we have to work hard, I have been self-employed since 1983 and in my experience, I have found the only way to create success is to work hard. I can also say though that is very rewarding when we work hard and we achieve something good.

Evergreen Content Strategy

We are looking for ways to be found in Google and one of the things we need to look at its evergreen content strategy. By this I mean an evergreen tree grows and keeps growing and stays green all year round, we need our content to be found all year round and not to die off as time passes.

We all have to create content for our business, whether it be on a website, social media, a video or even creating an advertisement, it’s all content, without content nothing happens, we need content to be found on the web. So in other words content is an evergreen strategy, that will never go away, remember that content will never go away, it will always exist!

What Evergreen Strategies Work

There are many different niches all over the web, we can literally find any niche on the web, people are searching for information that whatever your niche is, within reason, it has huge potential to be found, in other words, a niche will never go away or disappear.

Keywords will always be used to find our particular niche, we can use a keyword tool to help us find particular keywords for a niche. You can take a look at the free keyword tool that I use to help find the relative keywords.

We can write blog posts on one targeted keyword, not multiple keywords, we need to focus on one targeted keyword. We can actually find potentially low hanging fruit to find that special keyword, my free keyword tool will help you find the low hanging fruit keywords. We need to base our blog post on one targeted keyword, Google no longer likes keyword stuffing, in other words trying to get as many keywords into a blog post as possible, this is a definite no-no.

We need to engage with our audience, this is a great strategy to use and very important. We need to be very real, but can’t hide behind our blog posts, people like to know who they are dealing with so engagement with our audience is very important. Let me give you this thought, would you buy from someone that you don’t know? It’s so much better to show your face and engage with your audience. We can engage with people through our blog posts, through Facebook or a Facebook group, or even through our YouTube channel, in fact, any social media platform helps us to engage with people.

Another good way to engage with our audience is to have comments on a blog, the Internet marketing platform that I’m involved with actually give you comments on your website and feedback, which is something really useful. You can find out more about this by looking at my getting started guide. Something that I always try and do is to reply to people who leave comments on my blog or social media platforms, it’s always good to communicate with people, no one wants to be ignored. It is so important to engage with our readers and followers if we do not engage with them they are just going to go somewhere else, which we don’t want, so you can see the importance of engagement.

Technical Evergreen Strategies

Let’s talk about a few technical evergreen strategies that work and will probably always be around.

The first one is meta titles, these have been around a long time and will probably always be around.

Meta descriptions, this is something else that will probably always be around, some people do not think it’s important but I think it’s great to be able to show the search engines what your blog is about in a few words. A meta description is an opportunity to show our potential readers 155 characters that will encourage them to come to our website, we really need to make the most of this opportunity. The meta description needs to have our one targeted keyword within the description, this is very important. Incidentally, a keyword can also be a key phrase, it needs to be something that people are searching for.

Keep  content above the scroll, this means what we see above the scroll, so in other words what we see before we scroll down.

Internal links, Google likes internal links that link to relevant content within your site. When we link to relevant pages or posts within our website, it is telling Google that we have more content on our website, not just the page that we are on, but other pages too. The only way that Google knows where our content is, is through our site map or menu, so linking to internal content is very important. When Google spiders our website and finds our content and then finds other pages that are linked with similar content, this is a very huge plus point.

External links, these are useful, a good external link to use something like Wikipedia, Wikipedia is a well-proven website and it shows Google you are trying to share genuine knowledge.

Email Marketing

Email marketing will never go away, some people may disagree, but I believe this is the best way to communicate with our customers and potentially make sales in a good way. Email marketing is the best way to make sales and someone can actually stay on a list for many years, especially if we do our email marketing the correct way. In other words, make it personal, it creates exclusivity within our tribe. When we build our tribe through email marketing it becomes very personal and people can get a better picture of who we really are which can encourage people to feel secure and potentially buy from us. Making something exclusive and very personal can be a great winner for future sales for many years, this is the power of email marketing.

Knowledge Commerce

What is knowledge commerce? Knowledge commerce is giving people information, often people will pay for knowledge, so for a small fee people will receive accurate knowledge. You can see an example of this, for the past eight years I have been part of two different Internet marketing membership sites, I currently belong to one membership site at the moment. This is a great resource for me, as you know I have been working online since 2007 and over a period of time we can learn a huge amount of knowledge, but, it’s always good to keep up-to-date with the latest how-to’s and more. You can see my profile here.

Email marketing is knowledge commerce, for example, we will often go to a website and fill in a form with a name and email address and receive information, which may be how to do something or a special offer or a series of emails. Knowledge commerce can be given through a Facebook group or as mentioned in the previous paragraph a membership site. So what can we do to give people free knowledge commerce, so often we had to pay for knowledge commerce, but at the same time it’s good to be able to give away knowledge for free, it helps to build relationships.

Free knowledge commerce is for example when someone signs up to your website, so they fill in their name and their email address and in return you give them free information from your website, so you are exchanging free information for their email address. So when someone signs up to our website, we can then potentially market to them and make sales, however, this has to be carried out in the correct way, we build relationships first. We could also give our readers free knowledge through a Facebook group, they could sign up to our Facebook group, and we can give them free knowledge and promote the occasional product that may help to get them to where they want to be.

So how can we make free knowledge commerce work? Blogging and giving away information and offering potential products is a great way to bring traffic to a business and it works, but if we can bring traffic to our website through email marketing, Facebook groups, membership sites etc, you can increase our revenue considerably. We need to think outside the box.

So I Conclude

Evergreen strategies are a great way to grow our business, we know that they work. My question to you is which evergreen strategy are you going to implement today?

Thank you for reading.

Please feel free to comment below.

The Christian Internet Marketer keep