website visitors

How a little niche site got 50,000 website visitors in its first 2 weeks, without advertising

This is how to get website visitors for free. This experiment generated 50,000 unique visitors to one of my niche websites, in less than 2 weeks. I’ll show you how. Today you will learn: A new, effective website traffic generator Results from a traffic experiment How to get laser-targeted traffic …

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X10 website traffic

The 10X Traffic Method

The 10X Traffic Method will teach you how to easily leverage authority figures, influencers, and thought leaders for mass exposure. You’ll ethically and legally borrow their credibility and redirect it towards your website, email list, or social media profiles. You can use this method to: Get more website traffic Build …

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On page SEO

3 ways to boost your Google rank with advanced on-page SEO

You already know that on-page SEO is important.

You’ve taken the time to carefully selected the best possible keywords, you’ve created outstanding content you know people will love, you’ve made sure that your title is on point, got all the right sub-headings, and you’ve even got your alt tags down.

But you’re still not getting the ranking you deserve.

So what gives?

In this SEO tutorial you’ll learn about a vital piece of the Google algorithm that nobody told you about.

So today I’m going to walk you through it step by step and show you three ways to boost your Google ranking, with advanced on-page optimisation.

For best the results from on-page SEO efforts, we need to optimise our content for RankBrain.

What is Google RankBrain?

RankBrain is the third most important ranking signal, right behind backlinks and content.

SEO courses from pre-2015 won’t mention it because RankBrain didn’t formally exist until 2016.

In all, there are over 200 ranking signals and this is just one, albeit an important one.

For that reason, it’s vital to understand how RankBrain works and optimise our content properly.

Rankbrain is artificial intelligence that’s part of the core Hummingbird algorithm, designed to help Google understand the exact context of a search query.

For example, if you’re searching for ‘Jaguar’, RankBrain will figure out if you want to receive results about the Jaguar cars, the football team, or the wild animal (roar).

To do this, the algorithm uses LSI keywords.

What are LSI keywords?

Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) is a set of additional relevant keywords that Google looks for to help understand the context of a piece of content.

For example, if your article is about ‘Jaguars’, then additional words like ‘roster’, ‘schedule’ and ‘stadium’ will help Google to figure out when it should serve your content to users.

We can structure our entire site using LSI, for example the categories could be relevant keywords.

But today we’re just concerned about on-page SEO, and not the internal link structure of website.

So I’m going to walk you through using this, and show you how to uncover the right words to use in your content.

For this, we’re going to use a technique called WAG.

The WAG Technique

As far as I know, the WAG technique was developed by Brian Dean, and it stands for:

  • Write
  • Ask
  • Google

We optimise our content around a long tail keyword, just as we normally would.

Ok, long tail keywords have become a contentious issue with some in the SEO industry, and Brian Dean once declared that long tail is dead as a result of RankBrain.

Back in the day it made sense to create hundreds of different pages… each one optimized around a different keyword.

For example, you’d create one page optimized for “best keyword research tool”. And another optimized for “best tool for keyword research”. 

And old Google would rank each of them for their respective long tail keywords.

Today, RankBrain understands that these terms are basically the same thing. So they show nearly identical search results.

Brian Dean, Backlinko

He instead encourages people to use medium tail keywords.

I still believe long tail keywords have a place in SEO.

But whatever approach you choose, we need to include the words that we know Google will expect to see, as part of our optimisation process.

So how do we find the right words to use?

I’ll show you. Open a new browser window and follow along.

Step 1: Use Google

Make sure you’re using an ‘Incognito’ browser for this to make sure we limit the amount of personalised search results, because Google tries to guess our intentions we need to get as close to a default search as possible.

Now search for your main keyword or phrase.

Let’s assume my article is about Jaguar cars so in this example I’m going to search for Jaguar.

On page SEO for RankBrain

Next I’m going to scroll down to the bottom of the SERPs and look at the ‘Searches related to’ section.

Here you’ll find a list of additional keywords you can include in your article, if they are relevant.

These are powerful words that Google is expecting to see in your content.

Google Related Keywords

Step 2: Using the SERPs

This is even easier than the first step, because we’re already on the SERP page.

All you have to do is look through the page for words in bold. These are perfect LSI keywords to add to your content.

In my example you can see the phrase ‘Jaguar XF’ is in bold. Google understands the content is ONLY about Jaguar cars.

Google RankBrain Bold

Step 3: Keyword Density Checker

This step is a little bit more involved, but simple nonetheless.

Here, we take the actual URL of the SERP and paste it into a Keyword Density Checker to find other words that Google expects to see.

For example, in my example we can see that the word ‘luxury’ appears multiple times in the SERPs, so this is another word we might want to include in our content – if it’s relevant.

Keyword Density Checker

Obviously don’t include stop words, and you should be good to go.

So now you’ve got another technique to help you improve your on-page SEO .

The Lazy Marketer’s Guide To Content Curation

Feeling lazy?

Can’t be bothered creating your own content today?

Well, you don’t have to; introducing the lazy marketer’s guide to content curation.

You see, 2 days ago I received an email recently from a Profit Copilot member who wanted to take a content marketing short cut. He was tempted to copy and paste articles from Ezine.com and use them on his website’s blog.

It’s an easy mistake to make.

Obviously, I encouraged him not to do this though, as copying and sharing unchanged content can be detrimental to his site… it’s kinda spammy.

The last thing you’ll want your visitors to think is that you are plagiarising, or otherwise using unoriginal articles, media, or other content.

So today, I’d like to offer you a much more efficient, quicker, and simpler method of content creation.

This is a technique called content curation which is often confused with another technique called content aggregation.

What’s the difference?

Content Curation vs Content Aggregation

Content curation happens when you take a small portion of someone else’s content and use it to create more content.

A good example of content curation is the Slashdot.com website.

Slashdot

However content aggregation on the other hand, is when you just take someone else’s content and use it “as is” on your own site/blog. There is a danger with this method because if it’s not done right then you risk plagiarising other people’s content which can negatively affect your site’s integrity and traffic, if you don’t link to the original and use a canonical tag.

A good example of content aggregation done right is the Alltop.com website:

Content aggregation doesn’t create extra value to your content and doesn’t offer anything new for the reader, or anything that they can’t find elsewhere. So, why would they want to keep coming back to your blog? This is where curation comes into play.

Not all of us are meant to be writers or bloggers, but luckily, there’s enough content already written on the web to be able to really collect and form into new pieces.

How To Curate Content

So how do you find content to curate?

  • Know what your audience wants
  • Find articles that will interest them
  • Copy and past a small portion of that article
  • Wrap it a block quote tag
  • Link to the original
  • Add your own unique thoughts and opinions

It’s that simple.

So let’s break it down in more details.

Start with finding relevant articles that your audience will appreciate. This is why knowing your audience is essential, otherwise nobody will care about the content you’re curating.

Then take a small portion of that article, a piece that you find particularly engaging or helpful, and paste it into a new blog post.

Then you’ll want to wrap this section in block quotes and link it back to its original source.

Add your own valuable insight on the topic and voila!

You’ve just created curated content that is unique to your blog. It’s a very easy process, but important to know and understand.

And as always, this article accompanies a video on my Profit Copilot YouTube channel, called Super-Fast Content Creation (above).

In the video, I found an article that I thought my audience might appreciate about the benefits of ‘affiliate marketing for advertisers’.

Content Curation

While it was a fairly lengthy piece, it was also numbered, which made this example much more organised and useful for the tutorial.

Content Curation 2

Since there were five different points with their own sections to cover, I copied all of the content and pasted it into a new WordPress blog post on my site.

Then I got rid of most of the extra text, outside of a sentence or so, for each point. I highlighted each of those sections and put them in block quotes as explained above, then added my own opinions and advice on the topics, as well as the hyperlink for the original source.

Content Curation

Something important to remember; be sure to change the original headline so that you’re still explaining the content, but you aren’t plagiarising the source article.

Save and publish, and you’re done!

This is as simple as it gets when it comes to content curation and creation. It’ll be a massive help in bringing traffic to your website or blog as well, but there are other methods you can learn as well. If you want to learn how to gain organic traffic and build a bigger following, be sure to go to profitcopilot.com/traffic and check out my absolutely free, no-strings-attached training course.

Monetize your blog

How To Monetize Your Blog The Right Way (Even If You Have Low Traffic)

Frustrated?

Well, that’s an understatement; I was livid, on the verge of throwing in the towel.

In that moment I’d convinced myself that all this blogging malarkey was just nonsense. Just a pipe dream; something for other people to figure out, but not me.

I’d tried everything I could think of, nothing worked.

But the thing is, my metrics looked solid. Traffic wasn’t a problem, but making an income from it was a struggle.

And it still took years for things to ‘click’ properly.

So today I want to give you a shortcut and maybe it will save you years of the same struggle.

You’re about to learn how to monetize your blog the right way.

And I’m going to take you down a slightly different avenue than you might be expecting.

Phew! You Can Forget The Usual Suspects

Pretty much every other blog post about this stuff will tell you to monetise your site with CPM (banner ads / Adsense) so we’re going to avoid that today, and we’re not going to worry about Click Through Rates (CTR) or ‘earnings per impression’.

Instead, we’re going to focus on building a machine a system that will monetize your website the right way – even if you don’t have much traffic.

Other common monetization strategy we see bloggers raving about is sponsored posts and product reviews, both of which require you to have a real high-traffic website if you want to make decent money from it.

Today we’re going to look at a method that works or even if you have a low traffic blog. I know people who are making a killing from this, even from around 50 visitors a day.

And that’s because it’s the right kind of traffic; ultra targeted.

The System Perfect For Low-Traffic Blogs

That means you’re going to do pretty well from this method, without too much extra work; you’ve already done the hard bit.

I know that because this is the exact system that use on most of my websites now, so I’m speaking from hands-on experience.

For example, I’ve built websites that have huge followings… tens of thousands of people visiting every single day, while some of my others websites (that I spend less time on) receive less than 100 visitors a day.

So this works right across the board, no matter where you’re currently at with your blogging journey.

To help me illustrate this I’m going to examine one of my students’ websites.

Sanjay sent me an email asking if I had any advice to help him monetize his blog so of course (because he’s one of my students) I’m going to go out of my way to help him out.

And as a result you might benefit from this too.

Common Problems You Didn’t Know Existed

So, this is Sanjay’s blog, and we’ve got a few problems here.

The first one really leaps off the page, can you see what it is?

Sanjay isn’t collecting email addresses.

This is important.

Ok, looking at this page there’s some awesome space at the top, and I would do is replace that space with an opt-in form and a strong call to action.

Typically, you’d offer some kind of freebie in exchange for email addresses, this is called a lead magnet, or an ethical bribe.

Secondly, instead of using the empty sidebar space (that’s waiting for banner ads), I would also use that space to start collecting email addresses.

That gives blog visitors at least two opportunities, above the fold, to subscribe to your email list.

Now, it’s easy to start collecting email addresses but that advice on its own is a little bit useless unless we know exactly what your
blog visitors want.

How to Listen To Your Visitors

Finding out what your visitors want is easy, and you don’t have to ask them either – they’re already telling you, once you know how to listen.

How do you listen?

By looking at the right metrics in Google Analytics because all the data we need to know is already there for us.

Why don’t we run a survey?

Well, we can – and it’s a good idea if you have a sizeable following that’s willing to give you honest feedback, but I’m going to assume that you don’t have a massive audience yet.

So we turn to Google Analytics – the data is solid, and it gives us an accurate picture about our blogs.

And there’s only 2 metrics that we really need to pay attention to, at this stage.

First, take a look at the most popular pages on your website.

This tells you exactly what people want and why they’re coming to your website.

Secondly, we can look at the most popular traffic sources – then we know what type of content our visitors are consuming before they land on our blog.

Smart Lead Generation

There are two strategies when it comes to collecting leads on your blog.

The first way is to have one general lead magnet running across the entire site.

This is the easiest way to get up and running. Start with one lead magnet that solves one problem.

Another way to do is to segment your traffic and run different lead magnets for each topic you cover. For example, you could create a specific lead magnet for each of your blog categories, so it becomes highly targeted and matches each article.

If you were to go down this road, I would encourage you to choose the most popular categories to begin with.

Listen if you’re not willing to invest in an email marketing platform at the moment you have plenty of free options out there:

  • MailerLite
  • SendinBlue
  • MailChimp

I haven’t used any of these personally so I can’t vouch for their ease of use, or deliverability.

If you’re willing to stump up a few bucks then I can recommend:

  • Aweber
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Kartra

Out of those, the ones I recommend most are ActiveCampaign or Kartra – they have the most advanced features, but they might be overkill.

And read the Terms of Service of every single platform before signing up and before following my advice.

It’s your duty to make sure that they allow the stuff that I’m going to suggest, the ToS can change overnight.

Ok, now I’m going to assume that you have your email platform selected, you’re up and running (with the opt-in forms on your site) and collecting email addresses.

The Marketing Funnel

You’ve probably heard of marketing funnels, (they’re sometimes called pipelines).

Here’s an easy way to understand funnels; you only really need to know three parts – although some insist there’s at least nine parts, I like to keep things simple.

We’ve got:

  • Top of the funnel (ToF)
  • Middle of the funnel (MoF)
  • Bottom of the funnel (BoF)

And each stage of the funnel has a corresponding type of traffic:

  • Cold traffic (ToF)
  • Warm traffic (MoF)
  • Hot traffic (BoF)

Let’s go through each stage, so you get the full picture.

Top of Funnel

At the ToF stage were we are making visitors aware of their problem; this is the awareness stage.

Your visitors might be asking search engines ‘how to’ questions, for example “how to monetize my blog”.

See what I did there? Now you’re getting it.

It’s the first point of contact with you; your blog posts should be ToF content to attract the right kind of visitors.

Once they’ve landed on your blog, received value from your content, it’s time to move them down to the second stage of the funnel; MoF.

Middle of Funnel

This is where your lead magnet steps in.

We can use the ethical bribe to entice visitors to subscribe to the email list.

This is the interest stage of the funnel.

The lead magnet should be something closely related to the ToF content. We could use short ebooks, cheat sheets, checklists, videos, mini courses, there are dozens of lead magnets we could use.

No matter what format you choose, it must be desirable to your visitors and deliver a quick win.

Pro tip:

If you embed affiliate links inside your lead magnet, you can generate extra profit.

But that’s not the MOST effective way to increase your revenue. Which brings us to the BoF stage.

Bottom of Funnel

Ok, let’s stop and take a look at the journey you’ve just taken your visitors on.

You’ve educated them about a problem, and given them a quick win to help them solve it.

You’ve delivered a lot of value, for free – and you haven’t asked for anything in return. You’ve started to build a relationship with them, and demonstrated that you’re able to help them.

So now at the bottom of funnel stage we’re explicitly asking them take action and buy something.

This can be your own product, a service, coaching, or affiliate offers.

At this stage the traffic is at its warmest and (ideally) ready to move forward.

But only a small percentage will actually do that.

Remember they can always choose to do nothing – and that’s what most people will do, they’ll continue to struggle. Or they’ll move onto someone else, and that’s fine too.

We only need a small number of people to take action, anyway.

So to re-engage the people who initially said no, which is the majority, we need to have a follow up sequence.

The Follow Up

This is where you make the most of your money, it’s through the back end of a funnel.

It’s the invisible stuff that we don’t really see unless we’re in a funnel.

I’m going to show you how to do that now. Let’s build the actual engine that drives profit.

This is the process so far; a visitor lands on your blog post, then they will fill-in your opt in form.

Now two things will  happen.

The first one; they’re redirected to Thank You page or a Sales Page. They have the immediate option to buy.

The second thing; they’re added to an email list.

Most people will not be ready to buy so they’ll go directly to their inbox to get the free download you sent them.

And that’s okay.

So we send them a series of high value emails to continue building the relationship and increasing the trust.

I recommend giving LOTS of value in that email sequence.

Useful, actionable information that your leads can get results with is best.

Once you’ve delivered enough value, you earn the right to pitch. People will tolerate sales pitches if you provide enough value first.

In most instances making the pitch is pretty easy because you’re just making a product recommendation that matches with the value you’ve already delivered.

Here’s a few angles you could use:

  • Day 1 – ‘Download your free report’
  • Day 2 – ‘3 easy to ways to X’
  • Day 3 – ‘7 common mistakes’

Inside each email you can embed affiliate links to relevant products.

It can be a different product recommendation in each email, or it can be for just one. That’s entirely up to you.

And you can run this type of campaign for as long as you like.

It’s an incredibly profitable engine to build.

The Entire System

Here’s how it looks when it’s completed:

It’s a pretty simple and elegant system when we zoom out and look at the bigger picture.

Ok, this is going to take a little bit of time to get up and running it’s gonna take you a couple of hours to put all the pieces together, but once you know what your visitors want and you know how to help them – that is where you will make your money.

All you have to do is break it down step by step, into little manual manageable chunks.

Each chunk, which I’ve given you here, is easy to do.

So go ahead and get an opt-in form installed on your website.

Find a relevant offer on ClickBank (or even on Amazon if you don’t mind earning 4% commission rate instead of a 50%).

Then give you blog visitors solid and actionable tips that help them move them forward.

Finally, follow up that value with a little pitch.

This works really well.

Just look at anyone who’s successful online and you’ll probably notice they’re all doing this kind of thing.

And doesn’t matter if they’re running traffic straight to a squeeze page or to a blog post, this is the system most successful bloggers are using.

Retargeting Campaigns Demystified

One of the best ways to get traffic to your website, quickly, is to use a Facebook retargeting campaign.

You’ll need to install the Facebook pixel – a small piece of code that ethically tracks your blog visitors.

It works like this; when a visitor lands on your blog it tells Facebook about it.

If you have a retargeting campaign set up, you can have an advert displayed to just those people on Facebook, through creating a custom
audience.

You can also create a lookalike audience based on your visitors, but that’s beyond the scope of this post.

So to make use of this info could be to run an advert that promotes your lead magnet to all the people who didn’t opt-in while they were on your blog.

Because these visitors are now warm, they know who you are, they’re more likely to subscribe.

And since you’re only using a custom audience it means your costs are going to be low and you’re not going to spend a fortune on Facebook ads with this method.

It’s a quick and easy way to get traffic.

What’s Next?

Next I want to show you how to get more traffic to your blog, using free methods.

I’ve got a free video series that’s going to give you brand new traffic methods that you’ve probably not seen before. You’re going to learn how to build an audience quickly, I’m going to show you how to double your traffic instantly.

If that sounds good you can get the free training here and start driving traffic to your website today.

The Syndicate Method: A Top Secret Marketing Strategy ALL Guru’s Use To Become, Well, Guru’s

You’re about to discover a strategy that will help you to grow your audience size, increase your influence and boost your profit margins. I’m going to share a little-known strategy that will help you to at least quadruple these numbers. It’s called the Syndicate Method. This is often considered a “controversial” …

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3 Pro Ways To SEO Your WordPress Website

Understanding SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is important for anyone running an online business. Knowing how to optimise your content helps you to get better results when it comes to your online presence. It drives free, organic traffic to your content by allowing search engines to index it correctly.

So, today’s post will be a tutorial for all you beginners out there, especially for those of you who use WordPress.

Now I want to make something very clear before we move forward. I’ve seen countless tutorials on YouTube and other sites that are just thinly disguised sales pitches for products. There is no pitch here, it’s completely free. The methods I’m going to share with you work. In the complementing YouTube video, you can clearly see and verify this, as I used my own website. I’m going to give you a simple, step-by-step lesson in SEO, without trying to sell you a product, program, or training course.

Step 1- Website Speed

The first step you’ll need to take is to figure out exactly how fast your website is running so far. There are a few tools you can utilize for this process, including:

1. Pingdom
2. GT Metrics
3. PageSpeed, by Google Developers

For this tutorial, I used PageSpeed first. I took one of my websites; a dormant domain that I own but haven’t yet put to good use called marketingoracle dot com, and typed it into the corresponding area in PageSpeed. Once the tool was finished analyzing, it showed me that the site had very low scores for both mobile and desktop speeds.

The results were the same when using both Pingdom and GT Metrics; the website received a low performance score. These tools use a grading scale, so you’ll want to aim for either A or B. Anything below this, and your website is running too slowly.

Generally speaking, seeing low results this way means that you need to look deeper into your website and optimize it more effectively. You’ll need to make some changes. So why was my

website showing such a low score? I’m using the default theme, which is lightning fast, but the server I’m using to host my site isn’t high quality, and therefore very slow.

So, if your WordPress website has low speed grades, you may need to change your theme to a faster one or switch over to a new hosting provider (assuming your server response is still below average). Were I using a site in this tutorial that I wanted to monetize or use for professional purposes, I’d need to make some massive changed in order to have an acceptable performance grade.

This step is very important, and you don’t want to move past it without thoroughly checking out your website speed. It will affect your ability to optimise your site overall.

Step 2- URLs and Custom Structure

Next, you’ll want to log into your WordPress admin dashboard where you’ll start working on some actual hands on SEO. In case you’re wondering, you won’t need to know any serious coding to work on this step; its all very simple point-and-click methods.

First, head to the plugins section and search for Yoast SEO. Installing this plugin will be very useful for optimising your site in the future, as it gives you tips and corrections for each piece of content and page. There are other options and similar plugins such as All-In-One SEO, but Yoast is the best in my opinion. Be sure to activate it after install.

From the WordPress dashboard, you’ll want to find the settings option on the left tab and select Reading. Here you’ll see ‘Search Engine Visibility ‘. This option should be unchecked you allow search engines to index the site and it’s content.

After you’ve done this, you should see a tab titled Permalinks. Select and erase the content inside of that field and make sure the Custom Content option is checked.

Now you can move on to the next step and head over to your posts! Step 3- Keywords and Headlines

When you click on a post on your site, and look at the title, you’ll see a forward slash.

Delete that forward slash and replace it with a dot HTML, HTM or PHP. Based on my own experience while working in the SEO industry, dot HTML tends to perform better than just a forward slash, but you can choose what to replace it with. You should save this change after you’re finished.

Now your Permalinks will have changed and the URL will contain the post name. You’ll also want to add keywords to this URL as well. For example, I added a new post titled 90 Day Content Marketing Challenge; so the whole title was the keyphrase with my established keywords in it.

When writing these posts, the first paragraph should contain those same keywords. For example, my article’s first paragraph included the line “Today I’m going to show you the results of a ninety day content marketing challenge”. I also changed this line to a heading.

When choosing headings, you have several options titled as H1, H2, H3, and so on, (with importance decreasing with each tag). This will apply a heading tag to your article, telling Google that it has an important keyword within that line.

You can add multiple keywords by using these heading tags. After writing the actual copy itself, try to add the keywords or keyphrase to the last paragraph or two, as well. This way, they are found in several places throughout the post, but it is not overdone and doesn’t compromise readability by cramming the keyword in places where it might not seem natural.

A big question many people have during this part of SEO is “how many keywords do I need?” And the answer is; the more, the merrier! So long as they stay relevant. For instance, if you’re writing a 1,000 to 2,000 word post, the keyword should run frequently (at least every couple of paragraphs). This is a very efficient way to optimise your post or article.

Step 3- Images and SEO

When done correctly, adding images to your post is an excellent way to increase the SEO aspect of your site.

In order to do this, you’ll need to add a ‘featured image’ first. Be sure to rename the image file in its settings/attributes, using the keywords or key phrase used in the article itself, and do the same with the alt text section of the image. You can also add other images and throughout the article with relevant tags.

Now the keywords can be found many times through the article and in the media itself. You can apply these same techniques to other content as well, and in order to be seen by search engines and in turn viewed by visitors, you’ll need to optimise every piece of content you share online.

SEO is much more simple than it may seem at first, and now you have the tools to better optimise your WordPress content in just a few easy steps.

Want more free training with no strings attached? Be sure you visit profitcopilot.com/traffic and get more website traffic.

My 3 Most Profitable Passive Income Methods

You’re about to learn the 3 most profitable passive income systems that I have ever used. 

This is 100% based on my personal experience.

I am going to show you what has worked the most for me and what I had the most success with.

You need to pay attention to this if you want to generate passive income for yourself.

This is what actually works.

All the systems that I’m discussing here are simple.

Anyone can use them to make passive income.

What is TRUE Passive Income?

You see, technology is no longer a barrier.

However, passive income does require some work.

There’s a little bit of a misconception about passive income.

But rest assured, once you’ve set it up and you put the work in, you can profit from that work forever.

You do need to tweak it every now and then, just to make sure that everything is running as it should be.

The advice is to start now because you’re going to reap the rewards later.

Remember, the sooner you start the sooner, you will see those results.

The 3 Ways to Make Passive Income

  • Ad Revenue and Sponsored Ads

This is the first passive income system that I used.

I have had some success with it.

These are banner ads.

I’m sure we’re all familiar with banner ads.

Then there can also be sponsored posts.

I’ve had success with both of these, though I’ve had more success with responsive posts than banner ads.

How does it work?

It works like this – you get paid either a flat fee, PPC, or CPM.

  • Flat fee: A flat fee can be, say a $150 for a sponsored post.

You can get paid through every click that banner ad receives, which is typically fairly low.

  • CPM: CPM is that for every 1000 people who see that banner ad, you earn somewhere between 10 cents and $5, depending on your website, all the traffic combined and on your niche.

Some platforms use a mix of CPM and PPC (pay-per-click).

This business model and this passive income system is good for viral and high traffic websites.

If you have a low traffic website, I would probably give it a miss for the moment.

My highest earning using this passive income method…

My personal highest earnings per month using this passive income system has been around $3,000 per month.

Which is okay, it’s enough to live on.

A hundred percent of my income was made through ad revenue at one point in my life.

Passive Income Systems I recommend for this method

So, if you like the idea of this passive income system, I will recommend using:

  • Google Adsense

They tend to have the highest CPM and click-through rate payouts in the business.

  • Adblade

You can also use ad blade. I’ve had great success with Adblade

  • Taboolah
  • Buy Sell Ads

You can list your website on buy sell ads, and then deal directly with advertisers.

This way you can earn more revenue instead of using a middleman.

  • Affiliate Marketing

The second most profitable passive income system that I have used is affiliate marketing.

In this, you earn a commission based on referrals.

So, you refer people to a product, and you earn a commission.

  • Physical products (low commission)

Now when it comes to physical products, the commission is typically a lot lower.

I think at Amazon it starts around 4% of every sale.

  • Digital products (high commission)

Digital products command a much higher commission.

That’s between 50% and 75% per sale.

If you’re interested in affiliate marketing, I would absolutely recommend that you start with digital products first, because you get to earn a lot more.

This works best with email marketing, not cold traffic.

So a lot of people enter affiliate marketing using banner ads.

They put ads and links on their website to a sales page.

And it doesn’t convert.

Value-based marketing

(value+pitch = profit)

The best way to get that conversion happening is through an email list.

You do value based marketing.

So, you deliver high quality, educational, and transformational content to your audience – your email list, and then you make a pitch.

So, you’re warming people up first before going straight in for the pitch.

My earning through affiliate marketing…

My highest earnings per month from affiliate marketing has been relatively low.

It’s been about $4,000 per month.

Which is still enough to live on.

But if you’re interested in this business model, then I can recommend Amazon if you want to sell physical products.

When it comes to selling physical products, I would encourage you to sell high ticket items – things like big HD TVs, etc instead of small items.

For digital products, Clickbank is a good starting point.

JVzoo and Warrior Plus, these are all great sources of digital products that you can earn a commission on.

Info Products

The single most profitable passive income system for me has been info products.

These are ebooks online, courses, masterminds.

This is true passive income.

  • You automate a sale system.
  • Once it’s set up, it just runs forever.

The e-learning industry is insanely lucrative.

The best thing is these digital products are very easy to make.

You probably already have everything you need to get started if you can use Google Docs or Microsoft Word, or PowerPoint.

You already have everything you need to make digital information products.

These things are just ebooks.

And even the more advanced ones just use slides.

Exactly like I’m doing right now.

And they sell so well because customers buy for experience not for qualifications.

What I mean by that is if you have hands-on experience in something, and you figured out a quick way to achieve results – people will buy that.

People want results.

They’re not interested in learning the background, and the theory, and all the boring book learning stuff that these traditional experts will sell them.

People just want to get the results fast.

And they want to buy from people who are like them.

Who have been in a similar situation to them and managed to overcome those problems.

This is why the info product industry is so lucrative.

My earning using info products…

I know from personal experience how lucrative it can be, because my highest earnings from selling information products has been $12,000 per month.

So, if you like the idea of selling your own information products then you can sell them on:

  • Your site
  • Udemy
  • Teachable

We’ve got a whole wide range of different sources and places we can sell these products.

Now, you’re probably thinking, “Well, info products are the way to go, right?”

And, you are right so for.

This is why, I’ve got a 100% free training course that will show you how to make information products.

  • Why most people fail and how you can succeed?

Around 95% of people who try to start an online business, specifically a passive income stream fail.

I’m going to show you how you can be in the 5% who succeed.

Realistic numbers and earning potential

I’m also going to show you realistic numbers of your earnings potential.

I’m going to keep it very realistic, showing you what is actually achievable and how you can make fairly decent profit from relatively low figures.

We don’t need a massive high conversion rate to make a good income.

I’m sure you’ve already seen people throwing around crazy figures: six-figure, seven-figure incomes.

Listen, those guys have been doing this stuff for a long time.

For me personally, I launched my first information product in 2009.

So, it’s a long time ago now.

Which is why I can get the results that look impressive.

So, I’m going to show you what kind of results to expect when you first start out.

Nobody else shows you that.

Everybody wants to kind of wow you with the six-figure income, and the seven-figure income.

I’m not going to do that because that’s not realistic in the start.

We’re going to stay with our feet firmly on the ground in reality.

You’re going to see what is actually achievable.

And you might be surprised by what I reveal to you

Passive income framework for maximum profit

I’m also going to show you the passive income framework that you can use to maximize your profit.

This is how we create an interlinking chain of small information products that steadily increases in value and profit over time.

This framework, when we zoom out, you can actually apply it to your entire business.

It is powerful.

It is the framework that I use and all successful online marketers and entrepreneurs use.

I’m going to show you how to make and launch your first ebook.

What I’m going to do is give you the six sections that you need to fill in

  • You’re going to write a paragraph for each set, and use that as your starting point.

Of course you can delve into it and write as much content as you want but this is a really good starting point.

You will have some structure and framework to use that will help guide you to make your first ebook.

It’s going to be really useful to you.

If you want all this training you can have it completely free by going to: https://profitcopilot.com/passiveincome

 

Best wordpress hosting

The Best (And Worst) WordPress Hosting

Today, you’re about to learn which web hosts are the best for WordPress sites, and which ones to avoid.

I’m going to talk about your best options for hosting WordPress websites.

Here’s the deal – it’s a minefield.

I know that because I’ve been hosting websites since 2004.

And I’ve been hosting WordPress websites since 2007.

Way back in the early days of WordPress.

So, I know what the concerns are.

I know what you need to be looking out for.

So, I’m going to show you:

  • The best web hosts for WordPress.
  • And, the ones you need to avoid.

Because it can be really problematic if you get stuck with poor service.

And there are a number of questions and concerns, such as:

  • What if the site doesn’t work?
  • What if the downtime is pretty high?
  • What if you have to install WordPress manually?
  • Which web hosts come with cPanel?
  • What if there’s no support available after you’ve signed up?
  • What if you get hacked?
  • Does the hosting company cover your back?
  • Do they take backups?

And for this, you need to understand that most hosting reviews are kind of biased.

There’s an ulterior motive for the recommendations of web host.

Because most people who review web hosts and then offer their recommendation are actually affiliates.

And that sways their decision – they tend to recommend the hosting companies that have the highest commission.

But I’m going to make sure I don’t go down the same road (I’m NOT an affiliate!)

So just so you know – my intentions are good.

  • I’m not going to use any affiliate links.
  • It’s all based on my hands-on personal experience over the last many years.
  • I’m not trying to profit from this in any way!

So, let’s dive into it.

Types of Web Hosting

There are 3 types of hosting.

And each type of hosting environment caters to a different need.

Shared Hosting

The most common one is shared hosting.

This is where they cram hundreds or even thousands of websites on to one server.

Everybody shares the resources.

This can be problematic if you have a high-traffic website.

Building a test website using Shared Hosting

I remember in a recent test we did with profitcopilot.com, I set up a test website using shared hosting.

On this test website, we started using traffic methods from one of my training courses.

In the first 2 weeks, the traffic started to increase.

It went up to approximately 1000 people a day.

On the hosting environment that we had tested, a 1000 people a day caused the website to shutout.

The server couldn’t handle that much traffic to that website.

This is a common problem with shared hosting.

To be completely upfront with you, I did that as part of a marketing strategy because I wanted to show what kind of results using my traffic methods can have on shared hosting website.

In fact, it allowed me to take a screenshot that displayed ‘server melting traffic’.

Such as situation will have you want to upgrade your hosting account.

VPS – Virtual Private Server

VPS or Virtual Private Server is still on a shared hosting account, but here you get more resources.

You get more room, more things to play with.

So, you can have more plugins installed; you can have more traffic coming to your website.

And that is generally the type of hosting account I use for my websites because it can sustain the traffic levels that I’m throwing at it.

Dedicated Server

A dedicated server is for when you have really high traffic websites.

I only have one dedicated server and there’s one website on that.

That website gets crazy traffic levels, upwards of 30,000 to 50,000 people a day.

Occasionally, we get over 100,000 people a day to that site.

For that, we need a dedicated server.

Even VPS wouldn’t cut it in this case.

So, here’s what you get with the three types of web hosting:

  • Shared hosting – shared resources
  • VPS – a bit more resources
  • Dedicated server – 100% resources.

Things to look out for when choosing a Web Host

Because I have multiple types of web hosting accounts, I’m going to show you what you need to look out for no matter which web host you choose.

  • Pick a host that has cPanel

This feature lets you install WordPress with a few clicks. It’s really important.

  • Test the Customer Support

Always check out the customer support before you sign up.

For this:

  • Send them an email.
  • Check the response time.
  • See what kind of detail they go into.

Most likely, you’re going to be dealing with a sales representative.

Now, if they know what they’re doing, they will either get the tech to give them the information they need, or refer you to someone who has got more knowledge.

The Companies You Should Avoid

Now, let’s get down to the companies you should avoid.

  • IX Webhost

You have to stay away from these guys. They’re shockingly bad.

The downtime I experienced with them was really high.

The support was non-existent.

  • iPower Web

I moved from IX Webhost to iPower Web, and I had almost the exact same experience.

The funny thing is, both are owned by the same parent companyEIG hosting company.

You have to avoid pretty much any web host owned by EIG – Endurance International Group (EIG).

Other webhosting companies owned by EIG are:

  • Bluehost
  • Fast Domain
  • Host Gator
  • Host Monster
  • Site 5

And many more.

EIG purchase good hosting companies and then they lay off the support staff.

They stop investing in the technology, because that company only exists to increase the profit for its shareholders.

Not really for providing a good customer experience.

  • One-on-One Hosting

Speaking of web hosting companies to avoid, another one is one-to-one webhosting. With them, I went ahead with WordPress hosting option, and everything was fine.

Until, I tried to install a plugin.

Also, the second I installed Jetpack, things started to go totally downhill.

The site just stopped working.

It took around 3 days for support to get back to me to investigate.

Their solution was that ‘I needed to upgrade to a dedicated server’.

So, that’s one to stay away from.

  • A2 Hosting

I found here that the lack of features was kind of worrying.

The speed wasn’t very good either.

And to do anything worthwhile with the hosting account, I needed to pay additional monthly purchases.

For example, installing WordPress incurred an extra monthly fee.

And the support wasn’t too helpful when I needed them.

  • InMotion Hosting

These guys have got a pretty good reputation.

But based on my own experience, I can’t really recommend them.

This is because almost immediately, every test site that I built on their VPS got hacked.

And it got hacked very quickly.

I also found the support to be very disorganized.

I had to repeat myself to about 8 different members of support staff, before they took any action.

I found that to be a bit unacceptable.

However, the uptime is pretty good, but the speed of the server is quite slow.

So, these are the web hosts that should be completely avoided, based on my personal experience, (other people may have completely different experience, but here’s what I went through!).

Better Web Host

Croc Web

I used to really love this company.

And, for a while, everything I had, was hosted with these guys.

But for the last couple of years, their support has been kind of lacking.

I still have a dedicated server with them, and that’s really because the site that I’m hosting there is mammoth!

It’s got around 100,000 posts on there, and people keep contributing to that every single day.

So it’s a nightmare to move for me.

And the server is just fast enough to do what I need it to do.

But, there are frequent problems, and it seems that there’s only one member who actually knows what he’s doing.

I have to personally request that he takes a look at the issues when they arise.

Otherwise, I’m left with support staff that don’t really know what they’re doing.

So, I would recommend them if you don’t mind dealing with lazy support staff.

The Best Companies that I’ve Used

Finding a good hosting company is quite difficult. We know this now.

These two I totally recommend as I’ve personally used them, and I’ve had really good service working with them.

  • Liquid Web

I found them to be an amazing company.

  • Site Ground

At the moment, I have my most important website hosted with Site Ground.

That is because the uptime has been brilliant.

The websites load fast and the support is fantastic.

They make everything easy to use.

They even give you free SSL’s!

So if you’re looking for an option that doesn’t break the bank, then I recommend Site Ground at the moment.

That might change over time.

But if you really want to know how to put your web host to the test, and want to get more traffic then you know what to do with, then here’s the deal:

I’ve got a free training course for you that is 100% free.

That will give you 3 secret traffic methods that you haven’t seen before.

And it won’t cost you a single penny!

So claim your free course by going to profitcopilot.com/traffic

Authority Sites vs Niche Sites

Authority Sites VS Niche Sites

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Is it best to build one niche website or is it best to build multiple sites in the same niche?

Today I’m going to answer an email question asked by one of my students, Colin.

Colin says: 

“Hi Mick!

I would very much appreciate your advice. I am attracted to the health market and almost certainly to an authority blog, with a broad domain name and sub-niches.

The alternative will be to build separate sites, each specific to a single issue. What would you recommend?

Maybe you think this is not a good sector for affiliate marketing and creating my own info products.”

It is a really interesting question, and I think everyone can benefit from the answer.

I’ve received this question multiple times, since I started teaching people how to build affiliate sites.

Here’s the answer:

Build one website.

Don’t do multiple sites in the same niche.

Colin’s first thought of building one website (one authority blog) was the right one.

Except, he’s starting out too broad.

You may keep it in the back of your mind and have a broad domain name, that you are going to someday expand into an authority website.

However, understand that it is going to take time.

It’s going to take a lot of hard work and dedication to achieve that.

But it is achievable. If you’re prepared to put in the work, you’ll be fine.

What you need to do?

  • Start with one issue.
    Pick one issue, for example, take joint pain, and start with just that.

Just focus on getting the top of the funnel content working.

  • Then, bring your people to the middle of the funnel.
  • And then finally, to the bottom of the funnel.

Here’s how you go about doing it…

  • Start with five blog posts for your authority website.

Now, each one of these posts will be like an introduction to the problem people might be facing.

  • Use that content to pull people further into your sales funnel by offering them a lead magnet.

This will pull them down to the middle section of the funnel.

  • You then use that lead magnet to bring them down to the bottom section.

For this, you either promote someone else’s products or your own.

  • Then, you use the follow-up sequences on your autoresponder to really ramp up your profits from that one individual prospect.

So, you start with one and get that working first.

Get that funnel running like clockwork.

Once that’s profitable, move on to the next topic that you want to talk about.

Other Tips

  • Get as specific as possible whenever you plan out the content.

In this particular case, the next topic could be weight loss, which in itself is so vast.

So get to the specifics. “Weight loss for who?”

Write down the specifics and then work accordingly.

  • Think about the person who will ultimately buy the product.

That’s who you have to aim for.

It’s easy to say someone who wants to lose weight.

Almost everybody wants to lose weight!

But not everybody is motivated to buy a product that will help them lose weight.

One of my favourite examples is from Pagan who says,
“Don’t target the weight loss niche, target the bride who wants to lose weight for her wedding so she can fit into a dress in 3 months’ time. She’s motivated to buy!”

You get the picture.

Now, you find your version.

Once you have that specific person in mind, then you can expand across that niche.

My thoughts on building an authority website

I think authority website is an absolute going to be the way forward for digital marketers and entrepreneurs.

One day people will come to the realization that building an authority website is a great if you want free traffic forever.

Building an authority website is the only way to do it.

Unless you get a viral hit every now and then, but that is easier said than done, right?

So that’s my answer:

  • Get as niche-specific as possible.
  • Just get one funnel working, and then think about expanding.

In Colin’s case, there’s so much going on. Plan ahead – have a five-year plan to get all the content you’re aiming for on your website eventually.

But for the present, focus on that one funnel. Get that one funnel converting for you, then get to the next one.

  • Once you have these funnels converting, you’re going to have the revenue. You’ll be able to invest it into your website.

Use the funnels to fund the development and the growth of the authority website.