How to Make Money With Zero Site Traffic

https___unlockingyoursuccess.online_2018_03_16_how-to-start-a-profitable-blog-from-scratch_ (2)Okay guys, I’ve been pondering on the thought of writing this post for a while now because it is a touchy topic and a lot of people get offensive – especially if they make money off the very fact that they have a ton of traffic to their site monthly.

The conversation always goes a little like this with those people…you tell them “you can make money as a blogger without a lot of site traffic.” they say “it’s not possible because that is the only way I’ve been able to make money.”

And here’s what I say to that…”people can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you, you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period” Oh yeah, I’m going there!giphy

Here’s a little back story on me, I started my blog 2 years ago as a hobby. Nothing serious and I honestly didn’t even think I would get this far which is still mind blowing to me.

For a really long time, I didn’t make any money. Then, after joining a few courses…buying a few info products here…going to a few webinars there…and downloading a shit ton of freebies…I started making money (nothing consistent) but it was way more than I did before which was nothing. I was making a decent part time income. However, it took me a long time to get there and here’s why…

Everyone and their mama was pushing affiliate links and ads. No one (and I really mean NO ONE) had a step by step guide or strategy to help newbie bloggers who had pretty much been working their ass off to get traffic so that they had the volume to start making real money. Here’s a shocker (not really) – you need a crap load of traffic for affiliate links or ads to start making consistent money.

If you’re a new blogger, you probably don’t have the traffic needed to make a consistent income with affiliate links, ads, or even a course…unless, you go another route.

Imagine a world where bloggers didn’t  have to make money off of ads or sponsored post…

That world totally exist. As a beginner at anything, it’s so easy to get sucked into the rabbit hole of doing what everyone else tells you to do because as a beginner, you really don’t know anything.

As a blogger who has went through the beginner “struggle phase” I’m not going to sell you a course on how to make money with sponsored post, affiliate links, or ads because honestly, it’s pretty much impossible without the needed traffic coming to your site.

Side note: I do however have a program that’s currently in beta launch mode which someone recently told me that I was a scam artist for charging $$$ for a beta program. 

Looks to me like the true scam artist are those bloggers with a ton of traffic, selling newbie bloggers courses on making money with affiliate links, ads, or sponsored post. (Which is kind of impossible without site traffic – these “big name bloggers” know that!)

If I’m offering a realistic solution for newbie bloggers to actually make a consistent income, then it’s going to be a price paid for my hard work and their problem being solved. (Beta program or not!)

So, let’s get on to the actual solution shall we…

How to make a consistent income with zero traffic

***WARNING***  This strategy is only for those who are serious about making money as a newbie blogger and are willing to do the work!

Is it easy in the beginning…no. But nothing worth having comes easy! It’s a lot of heavy work in the beginning but then later turns into a snow ball effect.

Get crystal clear on the problem that you solve. You cannot (I repeat) YOU CANNOT make a consistent income without knowing the exact problem you are solving for your ideal client.

When there’s a problem at hand, there’s a pain point attached to it and people will pay just about anything to make their pain go away – hence, why specialized doctors get paid millions.

Target market research – do some deep digging in FB groups, on pinterest, on google, youtube or anywhere else you can find. Look for people having the problem that you have a solution to. Is it a lot of people (like millions) or is it a few?

That brings me to my next point…become so specialized in what  you do that there’s pretty much no one out there (or very few people) that do exactly what you do. This creates scarcity and will give you the valid reason to charge high prices because it will place you in high demand.

Create one product/program/ or service – pack it down with value that will get your ideal customer results. Make sure it has been proven to get results either by you or someone else.

Sell, sell, sell – sell that one product/service/program over and over and over again. Repackage it into another product. (for an example: if you wrote an eBook on cooking, repackage it into a course and sell it again)

You’re only going to be selling this people who need what you have to offer and who will get results.

Getting specific people to pay you their hard earned money

Lets face it, people are very protective over their hard earned money…rightfully so!

giphy (1)With that being said, we only want to offer your high ticket product/service to people who need what you have to offer and who you’re almost certain will get results.

Instead of marketing your product to everyone and their moma, we’re only going to market it to specific people through transactional content. If you want a little more insight into what transactional content is, check out this free roadmap HERE. (I promise you it will get you on the right track ASAP!)

How to flip your first $5k or $10K

The reason I chose the specific price points of $5k and $10K is because those numbers tend to be what people initially need to make to quit their job. (It can totally fluctuate depending on your situation) Once you’ve made a comfortable amount of money to quit your job…something that’s going to give you enough cushion to take a breather for a bit…there needs to be system put in place to continue bringing in that $5k, $10k or more.

This is the point at which you can start running ads, doing sponsored post to pull in more traffic, and even posting affiliate links if that’s your thing.

You don’t have to run ads, but at this point in your blogging business, there needs to be some automated system put in place to bring you consistent targeted traffic so that you can continue making your $5k or $10k months.

A few examples could be: Pinterest automated posting or ads, a facebook group, Weekly IG lives or ads, monthly collaborations…something!

Let me know in the comments below all the things you’ve tried doing to make money as a blogger that didn’t really work for you?


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Roadmap to a Profitable Info Product

https___mailchi.mp_765288635f4b_profiblesalesfunnelroadmapHey there! Shannon here, blog strategist. I’m super excited to share these tips with you because so many of my clients have started out making these mistakes which are very common but can easily be fixed.

Before we dive into what BIG mistakes you could be making and how we can fix them today, I want to give you a few facts.

Just recently Forbes reported that 84% of digital businesses fail in their first year. The shocking part is that more than ever, people are diving into the digital industry.

I’ve studied the facts and skimmed the blogs to to put together a free Roadmap for you that will ensure you’re not making any of these mistakes starting out.

Even if you started out bad, it’s not too late for you to create your signature digital – info product and start making a profit.

Before you grab your Roadmap, I wanted to leave you with a 3 – Step Framework that will change your business forever! Press play below:

 

Here’s what you will learn from the Roadmap:

  • Five Simple steps to start selling your digital content ASAP.
  • Three BIG MISTAKES TO AVOID when creating and selling your info product.
  • My 3 – Step Framework for making consistent sales off one digital product. (This method makes content creating and marketing so easy almost anyone can do it.)

It’s safe to say that most of digital content creators are missing these simple steps and making these BIG mistakes which is why 84% of them fail.

I don’t want that to be you. If you’re reading this, I know you’re a go – getter who stops at nothing.

You need a Roadmap FAST! No worries, I’ve got you covered. Click here to get grab your free Roadmap.

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How to Get People Into Your Sales Funnel

How to get people into your sales funnel

It’s not too late for you to create a digital product and start making a profit. You need a Roadmap FAST! (Don’t have time to read this right now? That’s totally okay, I just don’t want you to forget your Roadmap .)

Don’t feel like reading this article? No worries, press play below:

 

Have you guys ever clicked on something and then as soon as you see the content you think “I’m in a funnel”.

Or you purchased a info product and then later after purchasing it, realized that you were funneled into it.

That has happened to me many times.

By the end of this article, you’ll know exactly how to get people into your funnel and buying in no time.

What is a Sales Funnel?

A Sales Funnel is a consumer focused marketing model which illustrates the theoretical customers journey towards the purchase of a product or service.

When people hear the phrase “Sales Funnel” they think of sleazy sales pitches like “You can’t live without this product. Buy today!” OR they just feel plain ole disgusting “tricking or manipulating” people into buying their product.

I want you to know that a Sales Funnel is not either of those things and if you feel that way after you put your funnel in place, you’re doing it all wrong my friend.

The before math

There’s so many crucial things that need to be in place before you set up your funnel. Imagine inviting people over for a party but no one’s home and the lights are off when they show up. They’ll leave right?!

That’s NOT what you want!

Here are some major key things you need to have in place before setting up your Sales Funnel (no worries, we’ll touch on how to put it in place later):

  • Product
  • Opt-in(s)
  • Targeted audience interested in your content
  • Email list
  • Quality content

It’s really good to know what your product would be before setting up your funnel because the goal is to tailor your audiences entire experience towards that specific product.

You want your main product to be their only logical choice after landing inside of your funnel. For an example: If you’re hosting one of the most epic party’s of the year and you also happen to be an amazing photographer who took great photos of everyone at the party…of course they’re going to want to buy those really great photos that were taken of them at the most epic party of the year.

It’s a no brainer!giphy

That’s what you want. You want your main product to be a “no brainer” for your audience.

Really good examples of opt-ins would be:

  • eBooks
  • Guides
  • Webinars

It’s best if these products are free as you want to gain your audience trust. Your overall goal should be to add value to their life and in return for your services, you make a profit. Side note: as long as your pushing out quality content and adding value to your audiences life, even if they don’t buy your main product, you still gained a loyal follower. It’s a win-win.

Also, if you’re looking for ways to increase your chances of creating a viral pin so that your opt-in can attract thousands of interested readers. Check out this bomb article on how to push out viral pins on Pinterest.

Target Audience 

Finding and knowing who your target audience is before putting your funnel in place is important because without them it’s going to be very similar to looking for a needle in a hay-sack. (& I mean a very large hay-sack with one tiny needle)

When your content isn’t tailored towards one specific group of people or person, every now and then someone will purchase your product but in most cases, you’ll be reaching the wrong people.

Raise your hand if you’ve worked extremely hard on something only to make $0 in return.

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That was me too!

One thing I can tell you for sure is that back then, I had no idea who my target audience was. It’s easy to feel like it’s not important to focus on but it is EVERYTHING!

I’ll even share with you guys a worksheet from my discontinued course that has helped hundreds of people pinpoint their target audience.

If you’re serious, you want you create an avatar. This avatar is going to be who your content is for. If you were creating content for only one person in the world, who would that person be? Whenever you’re creating anything… courses, articles, info products, you want to market to them, your ideal customer.

Here are some of the things you want to think about when creating your avatar:

  • Name
  • Sex
  • What kind of life do they want
  • How much money do they want to make
  • What stresses them out
  • What makes them happy
  • Their personality type
  • Who is their competition

All of these things are listed in the worksheet here.

How to get people into your funnel

After you’ve put in place the “before math” and all the lights are on before people get to the party, it’s time to promote, promote, promote.

One major way to kill the lifespan of your funnel is to only put out one opt-in in hopes that it’s going to bring thousands of people into your funnel and buying your product.

That’s like passing out one flyer in hopes that your party is going to be flooded with people. The odds of that happening is slim to none!

Every time someone clicks on anything that belongs to your brand you want them to be somewhere inside of your funnel.

If they’re clicking on a pin about vegan recipes, you want that pin to take them to an article with delicious vegan recipes and inside of that article, you want to place another amazing opt-in related to the article to keep the funnel going.

The key to a healthy Sales Funnel is to ALWAYS keep your audience in your funnel. No, you’re not a sleazy salesman, you’re providing value to someones life and they will later thank you for it.

How to put my Sales Funnel in Place

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This post is a great guide to help you get people into your sales funnel and buying your main product.

If you don’t already have a bomb Sales Funnel or you do have a Sales Funnel but you’re not making a profit, check out the profitable roadmap.

Once implemented, it has been proven to make profits in 30 days or less.

This exact Sales Funnel is what took me from making $0 on my first eBook launch to having 20 people enroll in my first course in under 24 hours and making my first $1,000.

You can check out more about the Roadmap here.


I’m really interested in what you guys think. Did you learn something cool from this article or do you already have a bomb sales funnel in place? If so, what’s working for you?

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Digital Marketing as an Insurance Agent : The Truth

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We got to sit down with one of the top performing Insurance agents in the Atlanta, GA area to discuss what it’s like using digital marketing to grow and build her business.

Deanna, has been in the insurance industry for over 3 years and has just recently decided to go digital with her business. She feels as though it has and will continue to help her business grow.

We discussed her biggest battles and everything in between. She doesn’t hold back when describing what it’s like being an insurance agent trying to get ahead.

Our host Shannon, put together six interview questions. 

Don’t feel like reading the interview? No worries, press play to listen to the audio below!

We asked Deanna:

What made you want to get into the insurance industry?

After years of working for other companies, I went searching for a purpose. I applied for a position as a claims adjuster for a well known insurance company. I got the position! Working as a claims adjuster, I realized that I really love working in the insurance industry. This industry makes me a lot of money and there’s potential to grow.

After a year and a few months there I decided to switch gears a little bit. I’ve always had the entrepreneurial spirit and I knew that I didn’t want to be stuck in a cubical for the rest of my life. I had the “aha moment”. I love helping people, I love insurance. Why not become an insurance agent? I get to help people, I get to be my own boss and there wouldn’t be a limit on how much I can make. That’s how I ended up being an insurance agent!

How has the digital world shaped your business?

The internet has shaped my business in amazing ways! It has allowed for exposure which is great! A lot of times when people are looking to buy from your business, one of the first places they go is the internet.

I’m a big fan of social media, if you use it the right way social media is a wonderful tool. It allows people to see me as a person and they get to choose. If they like what I’m putting out, if they like the content that I’m sharing, then I’m a right fit for them. Vise versa, I can look at my client and see if I’d want that person as a client. Pre-screening to see if we’ll be a good fit for business. It’s been amazing!https_unlockingyoursuccess.onlineabout (4)

There are a lot of negative sides to it. A lot of people think you can only build a business off the internet – it is possible but you definitely have to place your seeds in other avenues when it comes to building a business but it is my number one go to.

What are some of the challenges you’ve faced in your business and what did you find that has helped you overcome those challenges?

A lot of people think that entrepreneurship is easy and glamorous and anybody could do it and that is just not the case.

Personal experience, I’ll just be completely transparent. I walked away from a corporate position to pursue entrepreneurship and I fell on my face hard. I actually ended up loosing almost everything that belongs to me. From my home, to my car. Didn’t have any money. If I can just be honest, you have to have a certain mindset going into entrepreneurship and I got caught up in “I can do this, I can make my own hours, I don’t have to answer to somebody…”. My mindset was focused on the benefits of it after you do the hard work of entrepreneurship. I went into it just wanting to reap the benefits, not really doing any hard work.

It is hard! Sometimes you’re working twelve…sixteen hour days for your business. With a nine to five, your off at five – you can leave that job there at that office. When you’re an entrepreneur, it follows you. You can’t just stick it on the shelf. That’s something that I had to learn, that my mindset was right!

If you go in with the right mindset, your willing to put in the work then it will be a great reward.

If you’re not ready to work really, really hard – sometimes things do not work out. I always say you have to have faith being a business owner or a entrepreneur.

click here to check it out!A lot of times you’re doing the work without a hourly wage. You don’t know if you’re going to get paid or make that commission or make that amount of money until you’ve done all the work at the very end and you’re hoping and praying, moving in faith that someone is going to buy the product, or close that deal or whatever it is that you’re doing.
If you don’t have the strong faith and your mindset’s not right, I advise you not to go into entrepreneurship.

How do you prioritize your time?

Let me just say, I’m not the most organized person in the world. I’m okay with that. I’m working on that. Spending years working for somebody else, you’re given a schedule and then you work that schedule. Going back to the mindset shift, a paradigm shift.  I had to create my own schedule and at first before I shifted my mindset I’m like “Oh cool, I can work whenever I want…” and I’m like sleeping till one o’ clock in the afternoon and I’m not getting anything done. That’s part of the reason I didn’t have much success earlier.

Now, I’ve adapted the mindset of working my business like a business. My competitors are not other insurance agents, it’s Chick-fil-A. It’s the major fortune five hundred companies that call their workers – they hire people to come in at seven am to make those phone calls. You on the phone till twelve and you take an hour lunch break and then you’re back at it from one until it’s time to go home.

For me to see success in my business, I run my business like a business because essentially it’s my livelihood.

I have children so I have to get up earlier than most people who do not have children. Nine am, I’m in the office checking my emails, I’m seeing who I need to follow up with, scheduling appointments. By ten thirty, I’m in the office on the phone making calls.

I know that was long and drawn out. I prioritize my time as if I were still working for corporate america.

How do you plan to use your future website to grow our business?

Good question! I’m a millennial, in the 21st century and where the world is shifting you have to have multiple streams of income and one of the ways you can do that is to turn your passion into a paycheck.7 day blog money making guide

Yes, I’m passionate about insurance and customer service but I do have a passion to help mothers because I am a mom. I want to use my website to reach people that are out of my area. I’m in Georgia, Georgia is big it’s like six million people and counting but there’s a whole world out there that I know I have something to say that can reach another mother out there that’s maybe going through similar things that I am going through and have gone through. We can win together.

I know that if I can just share my story and get her to make a better decision or make her feel like she’s not alone then I’ll feel like I’m making my mark here in the world.

That’s how I’m going to be using my internet business to help people.

And then of course, I believe as an entrepreneur you monetize everything.

Where do you see yourself and your business in the next five years?

Operating a insurance agency with loyal employees and living off my residuals of working so hard.

And also being a internet phenomenon for moms! Helping moms have financial freedom and also helping moms have it all because I always felt like you can have it all! You can be a stay a home mom and make a good income and still be at home with your family…still take care of the household – it’s doable. The internet has made this possible!

In five years, I do see myself living that life!


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Here’s where you can find Deanna:

Instagram : deanna_the_agent

Email: drwellsagency@gmail.com

 

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How to Build A Successful Business In 2019

https___unlockingyoursuccess.online_2019_01_09_how-to-build-a-successful-business-in-2019_If you ended 2018 thinking it was a ruff year, or that you could have done more. Trust me, you’re not the only one.

The good thing is that you made it out alive.

Now that we’ve kicked 2018 to the curb, there’s no better time than now to set your business up for success in 2019.

Sustainable success is something that doesn’t happen by accident.

With that being said, here are our best suggestions to reaching all your business goals this 2019.

 

Set One Realistic Goal

Running a business can be tedious. Us entrepreneurs have a ton of task that we need to do, and it’s not just because we ‘want’ to do it, it’s because we ‘need’ to do it for our business to continue on the right track.

⇒Ask yourself, “What is one of the coolest things that can happen with my business this year?

Use that one cool thing as your focal point. Forget about everything else and make that one goal your target for 2019!

⇒Once you have that one main goal, break it down into three little goals to make it happen.

⇒As a last goal setting step, give each small goal three habits. These habits should be incorporated into your daily life somehow.

The aim is to create daily habits that will ensure we reach our business goal. Below is a small graphic demonstrating what was explained: how to build a successful business in 2019 (1)

 

Use the Right Tools

I know it sucks to spend money. One of the major obstacles I overcame was the fear of spending money on my business. I had to realize that my fear came from the thought that I wasn’t going to make the money back.

I’m all about the frugal life so forking out big bucks for business necessities was not my thing until recently.

There is going to come a time where you will need to fork out cash for the success of your business. (Investing in yourself.)

I’m encouraging you to not hold back. Worst case scenario, you spend that money on a burger.

⇒Here’s a list of tools that I use on the regular for my digital business which has NEVER failed me (some of them are free):

These tools are specific to digital entrepreneurs. However, if your business is not digital I highly encourage you to seek out all the important tools you’ll need to run your business this 2019. If you’re thinking about starting a digital business, you can start here. 

Network

This is something that’s overlooked by many digital entrepreneurs being that most of us are glued to our laptops 70% of the day.

Spending all day, everyday in your pajamas is an actual thing in the digital community.

Networking allows you to build healthy business relationships with others which can sometimes mean everything to the success of your business.

Here are a couple of ways you can network as a digital entrepreneur:

  • Guest post
  • Web Interviews
  • Webinars
  • Collaborate
  • Scheduled meet and greet’s with audience

 

This article was inspired by the ModernHealthMonk

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