Who am I?
Hello. I understand you don’t know me “from a lick of beans” so I want to first take the time to introduce myself. My name is Terre Alexander and I am a newly wed husband and new father of one child. I have been actively earning money since I was 12 when I saw how much my classmates wanted candy but they had no place to buy candy- so I would buy candy in bulk bags from Kroger and sell candy with my Taz cartoon fanny-pack from Six Flags!
First off, I did not make money online on my first two attempts. While failing at online marketing, my marketing for cleaning service took off and I lost track of all my other businesses and began to build and grow my property cleaning service. After 2 years, we was able to put the cleaning business on “auto-pilot” and now, my team has the time to look at other avenues of income to pursue. One of my team members said “why aren’t we any online business?” and my answer was “I don’t know…” Unsatisfied with my response, we took immediate action and began researching what are the many ways and techniques to make a sizable income online. And came across a few profitable ways to make money online. The top techniques came to Affiliate Marketing, Drop Shipping and Selling Services such as web design, selling leads or writing blogs.
What do I do exactly ?
The direction we decided to go with is Online Affiliate marketing. Why? If we think about it- that is what we already do- OFFLINE! We reach out to customers with phone calls, reminding them of our service. We post road signs weekly or bi-weekly. So marketing for products and services online is a natural task we feel and know is great to make some extra income. The first thing we do each day is POST FREE ONLINE ADS on a multitude of websites like craigslist, oodle, gumtreeads and backpage.com
Next, we check out our affiliate back-offices for new products to market. Our team went with the vendors, clickbank.com, rapbank.com, linkshare.com and the most powerful; empowernetwork.com The results within our back-offices will determine what efforts we should focus on for the WEEK. With any business, you have to stay in the “NOW”. You must constantly ask yourself and FIND OUT what is trending. We can easily track our progress by looking at the analytics and statistics of sales and clicks. Each of these marketplaces need to be marketed on a very LARGE scale being that over 80 million people use the internet EVERYDAY.
So, this is where our pay per click(PPC) services come in handy. We first figure out what we are interested in; figure out the best keywords in relation to our product internet users type that attract a SALE. This takes a lot of our time- on average an hour per product, but once this step is complete; we can use our affiliate links and tracking ID with our PPC service. Please do your own research and SHOP around; being that each PPC service has different rates- GOOGLE ADWORDS being the most expensive and other service providers such as BURST MEDIA AND 7SEARCH.COM But with these services, we can perform “TEST MARKET” campaigns costing anywhere from $30 to $100 for us to measure results before performing a full market campaign which can be from $300 to $1,000.
What do I love about this business?
I love the ability to have my own free time. In the beginning, we spent over 8 hours a day perfecting, sharpening and working our internet business. But now, we spend about 4 hours or less a day online with targeted actions which brings us a minimum of $50 a day from online sales. These are not big numbers but this is not even a full year of work. Also, I have other income streams we have built and created so dampen any soft spots in our budget. I don’t have much freedom because I am still young and full of work spirit. But I do have CHOICE. I can CHOOSE to not work and play video-games or go to the beach. This ability to make a choice on what I want to do for the day was a dream when I was younger; working at a place which FORCED me to be there everyday 5 or 6 days of the week. I’m not into “going to the Bahamas” (although my wife is) I am more of a friends and family type of person. I enjoy just being around people. And my online business allows for a CHOICE to be made on a daily basis.
What are the challenges?
Like mentioned before; the first 3 to 4 months are the hardest. It requires about 1000 online hours to get your 1st payout and about $300 out of your own pocket, which is spent over time with monthly membership fees and services which streamlines my business online. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you set your foundation and goals FIRST before spending any money! Research, Research and more Research! So much research- I thought I was back in college! BORRRING! But all of this is VERY IMPORTANT.
Inside tips and secrets
The best advice I can give you is to KEEP TRACK and STAY ORGANIZED. Please take the 1st 8 hours creating FOLDERS on your hard drive or better create a GOOGLE+ account so you may take advantage of GOOGLE DRIVE, which is a “cloud” service where I keep all my important information and files; this way if my computer is destroyed- all I need to do is log into my GOOGLE+ account and recover ANY file I need. My second tip is to sign up for a separate email account for your online business that is NOT associated with SPAM and unnecessary emails. Be sure to CREATE FOLDERS in your email such as “INTRODUCTION EMAILS” so you can MOVE the “confirmation” emails which contain your NEW USER NAMES, PASSWORDS and account information, this way you can EASILY FIND what you are looking for later; when you need it. And finally and is absolutely necessary to make BIG money online- sign up and PAY for an auto-email responding service! There are companies out there like GETRESPONSE, ICONTACT AND the best, www.aweber.com who allows you to start for only $1!!!
Will you make $50 a day when you start your online business within your first 3 months? It is VERY possible- I have members in my team who have made $50 online within their first 100 hours online. Mainly because of my mentor’s proper DIRECTION and their personal situation. Is this a typical result? Not really. Mainly because many of us are unfortunate not to be in the top 2% due to our environments combined with poor decision making skills; which tend to carry along with our personal businesses. But if you FOCUS and take your time to build a GOOD FOUNDATION. You will set your business up for success. If you are interested in starting a work at home business for additional income – send me a message on FACEBOOK!
Becoming a dealer may be kind of hard to become especially if you do not know where to start, where do you start? Well there is a few ways you can attack the problem often times it is better to be a player for awhile learning while you are playing much like people who are sports officials and coaches. The best way to become an official is to be a player and then become a official because the need to know the rules and regulations is a must. One objection many will have and the objection is justifible is “I don’t have enough cash to play games with my money and I don’t want to risk my fun money either”, well the best bet would be to find local places that play free rolls and take advantage of the free lessons one will have by playing these games. In order for someone to be successful you really don’t have to play the game at all just know the rules & regulations, have great dealer mechanics, good morals and find someone willing to give them a shot at dealing at their games.
Suggested route 6 steps to dealing
1 Become a player (free roll or cash), watch poker on espn and/or just learn what wins hands
2 Learn the W.S.O.P rules and the rules & regulations of the type of poker you wish to deal and/or play
3 Learn poker ethics
4 Learn dealer mechanics by going to true poker dealer website and/or find a dealer willing to teach you the mechanics of the game
5 Learn the rules and regulations and most importantly Practice, practice and more Practice
6 Begin asking the managers or host about potential places that may allow you to deal games(start at a small level to ensure you are not over your head)
After many conversations I thought it would be great information to start a small series that goes in depth of every type of way to make money online. There are so many ways to make money in the internet, putting all the information on one blog will be too long and boring. So keep coming back or subscribe via facebook #pmiyp or twitter @pmiyp to stay in the loop! So here we go!
Drop shipping is when you find a manufacturer for a product online for a discounted price and attract customers to their product. The delivery method comes directly from the manufacturer after you accept payment for the order. Then the customer receives the product(s) directly from the manufacturer.
Unfortunately I see too many people steer off the path of using the internet to make money. Mainly because they don’t want to spend money on the start up cost. So with DropShipping you have the advantage of NO over head, plus you don’t have to store any products and you don’t spend the time of physically shipping the items. All you have to do is run and manage your online store. It would take some time to get started but you could work anywhere in the world from your iPad or tablet!
For example, I have a drop shipping arrangement with a watch manufacturer in New York City and sell his watches at WindingWay.com. I buy the watches at wholesale prices in blocks of 10, advertise the watches on my site and use PayPal to accept payment for each sale. When the order comes in I (or more likely, Joel, my assistant) forwards the order to the manufacturer, and they ship it to the customer. If I was more energetic, I would also sell those watches on eBay.
Also, most of the customers don’t know you are dropshipping online, since ”private label shipping” lets you ship from the wholesaler with a return address and invoice customized to your e-commerce store.
SELL YOUR SERVICES
Many programmers, writers, graphic artists and data entry workers sell their services online through sites such as Elance.com
One friend of mine makes her living designing business cards and other printed materials for businesses. She sells her design service online . My friend Joel is a skilled web designer. He has turned his skill into a full-time business which he advertises on his website and offline. He has also been my trusted virtual assistant for years. If you are a sales person; market for other businesses’ services.
SELL YOUR OWN PRODUCTS
The most lucrative way to do business on the Internet is to sell your own product.
However, there are lot of factors to consider if you are planning to sell your own products online such as the payment system, the storage as well as the shipping.
Although there are already companies that offer order fulfillment solutions such as pick and pack services, drop shipping or even a complete fulfillment systems including the payment processing.
Depending on the type of product you will be selling online you may not need to store and to ship any goods.
Software and information products, in particular, are the best-selling products on the ‘Net and enjoy the best profit margins. Most cost virtually nothing but time to develop and entail PLUS no storage or shipping costs.
Can you write? Then write an ebook to sell on websites such as Clickbank.com You can even turn it into a softcover using a PoD (Print-on-Demand) service. (Just in case you are thinking, “I’m not a WRITER, that’s not for me“, ANY AND EVERYONE has knowledge that SOMEONE ELSE wants TO HEAR and there are a number of ways to produce an info-product without having to write a word.) I use a program called DRAGON which record my voice while I TALK so there is NO TYPING being done – just my mind firing ideas into words. Very Simple.
Are you a programmer? Create a piece of software for the business community to use OR better yet, build an iPad application. An October 2011 report stated that there are half a million apps in the Apple store, 140 thousand of which are iPad apps. Spread the word of your latest work in the iPad Store or become a vendor on CLICKBANK or RAPBANK to allow OTHERS to sell your product for you.
I hope this helps. For my free training on starting YOUR online business; enter your e-mail HERE. I can show you how to make over 300% ROI within 12 months with LOW business cost. Also, If you like this type of information PLEASE LIKE and SUBSCRIBE by clicking the RSS or youtube button. If this is too much and you need a down-to-earth explanation on making money online; I am also on facebook so send me a message @terre slanderXander.
Many people who I talk to about my businesses and how I make money online and offline- almost always ask me “How did you get started?” Well I had to fall to the “bottom” a lot of times to make it to where I am at in life and my businesses. I am fortunate enough to realize and understand that KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. The more you LEARN the more you EARN is a very true statement. I spent my young 20′s in my local libraries reading and studying all the topics and subjects that I did not have the money to go to college for. Subjects such as culinary arts, Spanish language and business management were a few which I studied. What this showed me is that if I APPLIED myself; I can ACHIEVE IT.
I became an full time entrepreneur in 2008 when I lost my job and FOCUSED on my Real Estate business; which was-at the time- Renting LARGE houses and sub-leasing each room for $500 each. The trick was to save up almost $2,000 and marketing like crazy online and offline. While living and working on my own time, a revelation came to my mind, exposing how if I still HAD a JOB; I would NOT have the TIME to FOCUS on MY business! Time literally is money. So ask yourself: How much of my TIME is my job TAKING away from my business GOALS? And HOW MUCH ARE THEY PAYING ME FOR MY TIME?
When I was in the “job world”, my background was mainly in the COOKING field. My first job was at Burger King when I was 15, living in Silver Spring, MD. That job paid me $5.50/hr! As a young man, I was enjoying life making only $5.50/hr! And the most I made was $10/hr as a Souse Chef at a fancy restaurant named Maxwells on 54 located in Peachtree City, GA. I was also very fortunate to have the drive and fortitude to aggressively search for my jobs and SELL myself as best as I could during the interview. Keep in mind, I was a young man- I had the energy and my former employers saw that and utilized MY energy to build THEIR businesses.
Back on the subject: When searching for a JOB doesn’t work. After I lost my job, I took some time to analyse how much money I was making in my JOB and how much I was making in my side business of renting rooms. At my JOB I was getting about 28hrs a week, making $10/hr which equated to about $900 a month after taxes. From my room rentals I made $2,000 minus expenses of rent/mortgage and utilities of $1,400 which averaged $600/mo in profits which I saved for VACANCIES AND MARKETING. Taking a look at this information, my business made me close to the SAME amount as my JOB but took only 8 hours a WEEK; versus almost 30 hours a week at my JOB. That’s 3 times the work, for a small amount of money.
Now let’s look at how much time it takes to FIND a job and get paid; in comparison to starting a business and getting paid. My sister in-law has been unemployed for over 2 years. I feel her issue is that she does not have the drive, fortitude and sales ability to convince an employer to hire her- this is her problem: she has NO INCOME. So how long can she pay for the bus or transportation to get to interviews? A few weeks? Months? Its taking her YEARS! Plus once she spends the money, which she doesn’t have- the JOB is not guaranteed! And during this unemployment she suffers from NO INCOME STREAM.
But let us change her course of action. What if she STARTED her own business? How fast would she earn money? After sitting down and talking with her, I found her interest is “serving others”. So I showed her how she can take what she is interested in and turn them into valuable businesses. I taught her basic MARKETING. And low and behold she has a client within 24 hours advertising on the biggest U.S. FREE classifieds online AND she earned $80 the SAME WEEK! What did she do? BABYSITTING- in house babysitting. Very high demand service. She charged her client a FLAT RATE to look after their child for 6 hours. Another PLUS is that she didn’t have to WAIT to get PAID. She made almost $100 in one day! Which means if she repeats her actions- she could easily make $500 a week with less than 30 hours of actual work-time.
There are many ways to make money, but one of the SLOWEST ways to make money is to work for somebody else. It could take weeks, months or in my sister’s case YEARS to make an income searching and working at a JOB. Do yourself a favor- even if you have a job; START YOUR OWN BUSINESS. You will earn far more for your time, effort and energy. And focus on building multiple part-time business for multiple streams of income. Me? I am a disabled military vet, $400/mo. I have my house cleaning business where I have teams clean, not me; $500 monthly profit and I make money online with my websites; which earns me over $1,000 a month and still GROWING. If you want to learn more on starting your own business- sign up for my email list and I will HELP you achieve your goals.
Getting into affiliate marketing can be tough for some. There are a lot of learning curves that may discourage you from even starting your online business. Making money online is not easy. But with the right mentor and education- your first 3 months can go a whole-lot-smoother!
First I want to point out that no one will have the same results as me, I am just using myself as a testimony and example for this article.
When I first got into affiliate marketing I saw the potentials to earn high commisions with low efforts. Combine this with the ability to make a sale even in my SLEEP by using the internet conveinced me further into persuing this small business for additional income. The basic formula is to:
Find a PRODUCT/SERVICE to promote
Perform a Test Analysis for your new PROMOTION
Measure Results and determine for high ROI *return on investment*
Drive massive amounts of TRAFFIC to your promotion
Add changes and keep testing for Additional things that will INCREASE ROI
There are many two ways to drive traffic to any website online. The first and free way is ORGANIC traffic. Using KEYWORDS and META-TAGS within your website and pages that makes your site UNIQUE. Making sure the content is USEFUL and that many are clicking and sharing on social media. All those will rank you high on search engines. The second way and my personal favorite is utilizing PPC (pay per click) services. If you do this right, you can drive MASSIVE amounts of traffic to ANY website that you choose! My mentor teaches how to do this for FREE by email videos. The advantages are clear- INSTANT traffic that comes from pin point, laser targeted keywords that the user of the web types in a search engine or web domain. The person is LOOKING for something related to your advertising campaign because all PPC providers ask you for KEYWORDS, TOPICS AND INTERESTS that will force your ad to appear on their browser!
Let us take a look at the LARGEST used search engine GOOGLE. Their PPC service is called AdWords. They use their own network and a few of their partners networks to post your paid ad SOMEWHERE on the page ONCE the user types in the KEYWORDS you selected. You MUST have a google awords account in order to use one of the greatest FREE research tools for affiliate marketing; GOOGLE KEYWORD PLANNER. Once you have your account set up and have a campaign started make sure you use the following settings to maximize your advertising dollar;
Geographically target your audience
Make sure you do some demographical research for the BEST areas that people will buy or use your promotion, areas like OREGON, ARIZONA and NEW YORK are great states for WORK AT HOME positions since these where the HIGHEST states which reported to work from home according to 2012 National Census.
A gross waste of $$ all this means is that your ad won’t appear in the VERY TOP, in the MIDDLE on the MAIN SEARCH RESULTS. This is a huge waste being that most users NEVER click it and GOOGLE will charge you extra for it.
Manual bidding, no auto bids
Don’t let GOOGLE bid for you! They will bid TWICE as much as normal bidding process goes.
Use AD extensions
These are the words that appear when the user hovers their mouse arrow over your ad and are THINKING of clicking. Please use this to your advantage by placing details that would not fit on your 1st and 2nd lines of your AD.
Day part campaign so ADs are @ proper times.
This will ensure you are getting clicks from BETTER leads that will ultimately BUY. Ever wonder why Infomercials always come on after 11pm?
Proper landing pages
Make sure your landing page is something that will allow you to CAPTURE your lead’s information! Such as their phone number or email address.
Use proper as copy form
1st line is your TITLE
2ND line is your sales pitch
3rd line is your Call 2 action
4th line is display url
5th line is your Landing URL
Tip- use parentheses in your 1st line for more “pop” to make your ad stand out
And a final Tip for all those who stuck in- Go to GOOGLE.COM and type the KEYWORD you are thinking of bidding for….are the search results UNDER 50,000? Now try placing quotations”", around your KEYWORD, how did this change the amount of search results? Now try BRACKETS , what is the amount of results now? The rule of thumb for TARGETED traffic is to use KEYWORDS with a search result around 50,000. This way the competition for bids will be lower from others who are GUESSING what keywords to use during their marketing campaigns.
I want to THANK you all for enduring through this long post. I used my DRAGON software to speak all of these thoughts. It really helps without doing all the typing. You will find great VIDEOS on topics like this on our YOUTUBE button at the top-right. Follow us on twitter @pmiyp for updates! And ofcourse, you can message me anytime on FB @terre slanderXander.
If you are getting things done in Real Estate, then you are making a TON of offers.
How many offers are in a ton, you ask? I don’t know for certain – 100? 1000??
Alright, that’s enough silliness – here’s the deal…
On average, I tend to make around 160 offers per month, 40 offers per week, and
about 8 offers per day. In my world, this equates to roughly 4-7 deals each month.
Now, how many offers are YOU making each month? You’ve got to be making offers to bring in the deals , so that you can write $1000 checks each week.
Here is the big secret
… the money is in the FOLLOW-UPS.
Not only do you have to make a high volume of low offers, but you also have to be
the person the follows up on those offers relentlessly.
Here’s why… the seller will forget about you. If you aren’t checking in on your offer
at least once per week, they will completely forget about you and you’ll never get
Have you ever heard the saying “The squeaky wheel gets the grease”?
It’s true. Be that squeaky wheel. Let the seller know that you are dead serious about
your offer for their house. You’ll be amazed at how much this one little tip alone will
improve your ratios of getting deals under contract.
When are you supposed to STOP following up on your offers? You can stop when you
get the deal, or it sells to someone else. That’s about it. Until one of those things
happen, you should be following up with the seller at least once every couple weeks.
Do you stop following up when the seller says “NO”? Absolutely not. When the seller
says “NO”, what they really mean is “NOT YET”. Keep that in mind.
Now get out there, and put this into action beginning today.