Hangout with Kevin Riley – How To Start An Automated Internet Business

Kevin Riley is another Japan-based internet Entrepreneur.

We got together for a Google hangout last night where I got him to chat about how to start and run an automated Internet business like he and I do.

We also covered some of the big things beginners or “Newbies” struggle with and how they can overcome them.

Check out the 40-minute replay here.

(watch in large screen)

A few of the points we cover in the Hangout…

  • Why Information overload is a BIG problem and how you can overcome it
  • How to Automate your business with simple tools so you can ‘unplug’ and still make money
  • How to Start taking your internet business seriously and why you MUST if you want to succeed
  • How you can Enter a niche even if it seems saturated

Kevin has been creating very comprehensive, easy-to-follow guides and courses to help people run their online business for almost a decade.

He’s soon releasing his new ‘workshop’ course called “Unplugged and Making Money“.

I highly recommend Kevin’s products. I’ve received review copies and even bought some of his products and every single one is filled with very detailed instructions to help even the most confused and tech-challenegd newbie succeed.

Stuart Stirling

How To Start An Affiliate Marketing Business In One Day

… and I should add, even if it’s your first day online, and only have $50 or less to spend.

And I’m not talking about getting in a “home business” program. They’re fine if you want to get started in the “home business” niche…but…

I want to give you a formula you can use for ANY niche you decide to enter into.

Follow the steps below and you’ll feel like this guy at the end of the day…

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I was recently asked by a customers who is trying to promote a weight loss product – acai berries to be exact.

She asked me the best ways to promote her affiliate link without buying ads, or without using article marketing because article directories won’t allow any articles that promote or talk about acai berries!

I gave my advice in a couple of steps….

1.  If article marketing is out, get traffic with Youtube videos.  Create videos with helpful content about acai berries and weight loss and upload them, with your titles containing keywords.

2. Put a link in the description to a lead generation page (squeeze page). When they land on your squeeze page, offer them a free “giveaway” product if they optin to your email list (autoresponder). For example, a free teaser report about the benefits or dangers of acai berries.

The other option, and this is much more effective for cold traffic (i.e. traffic from Youtube) is to make the offer on your squeeze page “blind copy”.

Blind copy means you don’t actually let the reader know that you’re talking about acai berries – You hide the fact that it’s anything to do with acai berries and just refer to it as a “weight loss super food”, or something along those lines. The main reason for using blind copy is to muster up some curiosity in their mind so the reader can’t help but to opt-in in to learn more.

3. Another way to drive traffic for free would be by posting in weight loss or mummy, chat forums and social media sites (groups).. and putting your link in your forum signature file! Again you want to send people to your squeeze page so you build your email list. Your email list is your most important asset as an internet marketer. With a list, you can follow-up with them at any time and use the emails to build that all-important relationship.

So that’s the ‘what to do’….

The ‘how to do it’ is explained in this next part.

This involves actually going out and doing work. However, none of these tasks are overly technical or require a phd in computer science. Admittedly, these are the bare essentials, but they’re enough to get you started running a proper, reliable affiliate marketing business.

  1. Write a 5~10 page report in Word about acai berries and how they help you burn fat.
  2. Turn your report into a PDF using Doc2pdf.net
  3. Get an ecover for it on fiverr.com
  4. Use a site like 1MinuteSites.com to create your landing pages (squeeze pages etc),
  5. Get an autoresponder (email management software) like Aweber or Pure Leverage so you can start your list building
  6. Focus on the traffic methods I explained above to promote and give away the free report.

That there is a quick outline of a basic, but complete affiliate marketing business model. You could literally get this kind of business up and running in one day and for less than $50.

Internet marketing doesn’t need to be complex. You just need the right pieces in place. I’ve listed the bare essentials of how to set up a list building system and two examples of how to promote  for free, apart from article marketing.

Stuart Stirling

p.s. For slightly more detailed steps, check out my Newbie Start Up Guide [use coupon:  f38c461d9f  to whack a little off the price.. even though it’s already super affordable 😉 ]

A Cool Easy Cash Idea Using Fiverr.com

You’ve probably heard me rave about Fiverr.com before and that’s for a good reason. That site is an amazing resource for Internet marketers like you and I. Not only to hire people to get work done but a cool place to make a few easy bucks doing small jobs for others. A great lead generator more than anything though.

You just need a few services to offer and post on Fiverr that you can do relatively easily and quickly. A lot of people write articles or make a video which is a pretty decent gig.. LOTS of demand for it but there are starting to get too many of these gigs around.

Today I want to share a cool little gig and Fiverr strategy that literally anyone can do. It’s quick, doesn’t require any skill or expensive software. Plus there is decent enough demand for it that you’ll have a steady flow o gigs coming in.

Here’s the plan:

You start a graphics design business on Fiverr.com. You set up a range of gigs which offer different kinds of custom graphics for internet marketers.

Now you might be saying.. “I don’t have Photoshop, nor do I have a designers bone in my body!”

No problem!

This is where the beauty of internet technology comes in. You don’t need to be a designer or have any design software installed on your PC.

The tool you can use to create these graphics can be found at www.SalesLetterPimp.com where there is a suite of point-and-click sales letter graphics creators.

In total there are about 7 graphics tools and a few bonus tools which let you create squeeze pages… again, all point and click.

You can create & sell:

…your membership there lets you create – Graphical headlines for standard sales letters and OTO sales letters, headers (for blogs and minisites), guarantee certificates, ‘belcher’ buttons for order buttons, call to action buttons for optin forms and some others etc.

So here are the steps to make this Fiverr cash plan work:

  1. Get your account at SalesLetterPimp.com(under $10)
  2. Sign up at Fiverr.com (it’s free)
  3. Create multiple fiverr gigs for each kind of custom graphic you can make

That’s it! Then wait for the order to start coming in.

The traffic flowing through fiverr should be enough to land you gigs often. Fiverr is free to sign up with and get just 2 gigs and your account with SalesLetterPimp.com is paid for.

An example gig would go like this…

“I will turn your boring text headline into a stunning graphical headline for $5”

Then, all you have to do when someone buys your gig is log in to your Salesletterpimp.com account, go to the page where the ‘headline creator’ tool is and copy and paste their headline copy in (which they supply or you can offer to write for another Fiver ;).

When it looks good, hit the big green ‘Save’ button. The online tool will create the image for you, which you then save and send off to your customer.

Here’s an example headline that took me literally 1 minute..

The whole job (from getting the job description in fiverr to delivering it to the customer) will take you about 5 minutes. Creating the graphics themselves will actually be the fastest thing!

Post similar gigs for all types of graphics that you can create…. the more gigs out there, the more chance for getting orders.

Would You Sneeze At Earning $50/hr?

Get 10 of these gigs a day and you’re earning $40 (coz Fiverr takes $1 for every sale you make)… the total time it will take you is less than an hour. Where else can you get a job this simple that pays you $40 per hour?

Just to be totally transparent, here’s a little disclaimer: I have personally used this exact method and got results but I cannot guarantee you will get the same results or make any money at all by doing this.

But I think you can see the potential for earning some dead-easy cash here.

So there you go.. any dummy can follow this simple plan and potentially see some decent pocket money coming in.

I’ll leave it at that for now but if you use a bit of creativity with this system too and you could get this really cranking in the $5ers. (hint: create a few ready-made graphic packs and sell them as instant downloads 😉

Stu Stirling

To your success,

Stu Stirling

p.s. Do you think this could work for you? If you have any questions about it or comments, feel free to contact me or leave them in in the comments box.