I’ve stressed the importance of treating your blog like a business multiple times in the past. It doesn’t matter how “cool” your website is you because if you’re in the business to make money you still need to find a way to bring in money with your website. Today courtesy of AOL I have yet another example of this principal in action:
I had lunch with a blog reader today and after having a conversation with him I decided to create this video to tell you my secret to making money online. Here it is:
Secret To Making Money Online
This is part 3 of a multi-part series on how to create a profitable info product. Be sure to read part 1 which outlines niche selection and part 2 which discusses how to actually create your product.
The products I’ve created have earned me an average over $4,000 per month in profit. I’m currently working on creating more info products in even more diverse markets and I’m sharing what I’ve learned from my past experience so that you can make a profitable info product as well. If you’re read the previous parts to this series then you’ll already know what niche your product will be in and how to actually make the product, but now let’s discuss how to sell your information product.
How To Sell An Information Product
I’ve been using Amazon’s affiliate program for a little over two years and during that time I’ve had a lot of success with it. In fact, this income source was the second largest chunk of my total $150k+ 2010 income. If I hadn’t sold one of my larger Amazon focused sites last year for six figures this income source would have easily eclipsed $100,000 by now.
Amazon Income Results For Last 2 Years $90,336.65:
Warning: Incoming Rant. Please note – List posts do still work great, but they can be done wrong…
Ever read something like this? “10 Reasons Why Facebook Will Be Worth A Trabillion Dollars” or “6 Things THEY Didn’t Tell You About Blogging” I’m unimpressed. Yes my friends, the list post sucks (most of the time) and in true ironic fashion here are 101 reasons to tell you why they suck:
101 Reasons Why Most List Posts Suck:
If you’ve read my story you’ll know that I make money in a wide variety of ways from my beginnings with a video game website, to selling information products, doing consulting calls, building and running content focused websites etc. The reason why I like to make money in several different ways is because the markets are always changing and it’s entirely possible for a market to fall apart overnight.
Google recently made a major change to their search engine results pages and while I normally don’t comment on a lot of SEO news I think this recent 12% change to all Google US results is worth talking about. Before we go any further, you might be wondering if my websites were affected by the recent changes by Google?
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The last time I did a blog update was way back in June 2010 and after checking out my RSS number today I felt like now would be a good time to do another Blog Update after hitting the 5,000 RSS reader mark (Woot! Thanks again for the support!). I’m now halfway to my 2011 goal of 10,000 RSS readers, but instead of continuing to toot my own horn I’ll jump right into the things that have changed on my blog.
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This is part 2 of a multi-part series on how to create a profitable info product. Be sure to read part 1 which outlines niche selection.
The products I’ve created have earned about $25k in profit in the past six months which is an average of over $4,000 per month. I’m currently working on creating more info products in a variety of markets and I’m sharing what I’ve learned from my past experience so that you too can make a profitable info product. Now that you’ve figured out which niche to create your product in let’s discuss how to actually create the product.