My Internet Business Journey So Far! Please Reveiw

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Hi Warriors,

It's been a while since I posted on here. I have been trying to get things right. Sometime ago I posted on how I made sum bucks writing articles on fiverr; so I decided to take a step further by having a business I can at least control so here is what I have done:

1. I created a blog victoraginadotcom or please see my signature to critisize.
2. I have integrated Google adsense ads and konga affiliate network.
3. I have been commenting on blogs, the website rank is beginning to show on alexa, it's just about a month old
4. I have created several pages intended to capture email for 4 different ebooks I would create to sell.
5. I have also listed some services like content writing, website development etc.
6. I linked my feedburner to a weber so I can capture emails and have them get an email of my posts; I also intend to sell to this list; just have over 8 subscribers at the moment on feedburner.

Future plans: I would love to create a major product on how you can profit from internet business. Is it wise to do a pre-lunch?

I plan to create more products depending on the needs of my subscribers.

I plan to sell adspace and do content marketing when I start generating more traffic; at the moment the traffic stands between 100-200 daily visitors.

Please I would appreciate your input on my development.

Thanks
#business #internet #journey #reveiw
  • Profile picture of the author John J M
    You seem to be on the right track, at least for the kind of business model you're pursuing.

    I'm not personally a big fan of the pop-up opt-in form. I'd rather see it at the top of the sidebar.

    As far as making a product, just understand that you need to build up some authority and connections (preferably with affiliate marketers) before trying to make any significant sales. Just making a product doesn't do much. If you don't have the authority/connections, you'll need a good amount of money for advertising the product.

    Just keep thinking of ways you can get ongoing income by doing the work once. The biggest problem I have with the blogging model is it seems like people are more busy than a normal job and still not making any money. Work hard in the beginning, but then think of ways to streamline things/outsource/put money back into the business.
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    • Profile picture of the author bizmogul
      Originally Posted by John J Rivers View Post

      You seem to be on the right track, at least for the kind of business model you're pursuing.

      I'm not personally a big fan of the pop-up opt-in form. I'd rather see it at the top of the sidebar.

      As far as making a product, just understand that you need to build up some authority and connections (preferably with affiliate marketers) before trying to make any significant sales. Just making a product doesn't do much. If you don't have the authority/connections, you'll need a good amount of money for advertising the product.

      Just keep thinking of ways you can get ongoing income by doing the work once. The biggest problem I have with the blogging model is it seems like people are more busy than a normal job and still not making any money. Work hard in the beginning, but then think of ways to streamline things/outsource/put money back into the business.
      Thanks a lot John for the comments, I sure would stick to the points enumerated.

      Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author aurettemag
    Everyone got struggle at the begin. Don't worry you're on the right way
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    • Profile picture of the author marketempowered
      I think it sounds like you're on the right track, and I congratulate you for having 100-200 visitors after just 1 month! Are you using social media as well to drive traffic to your site?

      As for the pop-up email opt-in comment, they definitely will drive up your amount of subscribers, but at the same time it can be annoying if you're unable to control how often the pop up actually shows while the reader is on the blog...one suggestion for getting more subscribers (whom you can also then develop a relationship with and sell your products to) is to offer some incentive for subscribing (ie, free e-book giving away useful knowledge, etc.).

      Another great way to get subscribers is in addition to offering your free e-book on your blog, why not offer it as a free WSO? Just make sure it offers value. Once you create a subscriber list, you can then ask to promote products for other affiliates, and by the time you are ready to launch a paid product, they hopefully will also return the favor!

      Hope my suggestions are of some use Marjorie
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      • Profile picture of the author bizmogul
        Originally Posted by marketempowered View Post

        I think it sounds like you're on the right track, and I congratulate you for having 100-200 visitors after just 1 month! Are you using social media as well to drive traffic to your site?

        As for the pop-up email opt-in comment, they definitely will drive up your amount of subscribers, but at the same time it can be annoying if you're unable to control how often the pop up actually shows while the reader is on the blog...one suggestion for getting more subscribers (whom you can also then develop a relationship with and sell your products to) is to offer some incentive for subscribing (ie, free e-book giving away useful knowledge, etc.).

        Another great way to get subscribers is in addition to offering your free e-book on your blog, why not offer it as a free WSO? Just make sure it offers value. Once you create a subscriber list, you can then ask to promote products for other affiliates, and by the time you are ready to launch a paid product, they hopefully will also return the favor!

        Hope my suggestions are of some use Marjorie
        Hi marketempowered,

        Thanks a lot for your contribution and compliments. Yes I do promote my posts on Linkedin, facebook and twitter automatically using an auto-post plugin. The pop up subscription only shows up once and won't show again on the same ip after it's closed. I acknowledge the points you highlighted above and would stick to them. Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author berder
        Originally Posted by marketempowered View Post

        As for the pop-up email opt-in comment, they definitely will drive up your amount of subscribers, but at the same time it can be annoying if you're unable to control how often the pop up actually shows while the reader is on the blog...one suggestion for getting more subscribers (whom you can also then develop a relationship with and sell your products to) is to offer some incentive for subscribing (ie, free e-book giving away useful knowledge, etc.).
        There is a new services that offers the creation of branded ebooks with a license to give them away to unlimited users, including newsletter subscribers, social followers, etc. There are books such as Moby Dick, Dracula, Don Quixote, etc. The price for a Book is $49,99. The site is booksbranding [dot] com
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    • Profile picture of the author bizmogul
      Originally Posted by aurettemag View Post

      Everyone got struggle at the begin. Don't worry you're on the right way
      Thanks a lot Aurettemag

      Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Luminaryvisions
    That's good progress.. I've seen your site I like it, keep up the good work.
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    • Profile picture of the author bizmogul
      Originally Posted by Luminaryvisions View Post

      That's good progress.. I've seen your site I like it, keep up the good work.
      Thanks Luminaryvisions
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  • Profile picture of the author Victor Edson
    You're off to a good start. Since it's an IM blog, I would remove the adsense as it pays too little for the cost of having people leave your site.

    The advice about the popup is very true. I never read them or even consider opting in before I see content. I didn't opt in to your page, but I liked the content and might have if I had been presented a delayed popup.

    I'd recommend adding your photos to the administrator/author spots on your blog. Without those pictures, it looks like you don't care about this blog at all, which it looks like you do, so I'd put some pics in there.

    If you're wondering about how you'll make money without adsense? Create some products or offer coaching if you aren't already.
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    • Profile picture of the author bizmogul
      Originally Posted by Victor Edson View Post

      You're off to a good start. Since it's an IM blog, I would remove the adsense as it pays too little for the cost of having people leave your site.

      The advice about the popup is very true. I never read them or even consider opting in before I see content. I didn't opt in to your page, but I liked the content and might have if I had been presented a delayed popup.

      I'd recommend adding your photos to the administrator/author spots on your blog. Without those pictures, it looks like you don't care about this blog at all, which it looks like you do, so I'd put some pics in there.

      If you're wondering about how you'll make money without adsense? Create some products or offer coaching if you aren't already.
      Thanks a lot Victor, I will upload the picture soonest. Will stick to your advice. Cheers
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      • Profile picture of the author Adam Short
        It looks like you are making nice progress.

        I took a quick look at your blog and one recommendation I would suggest is to make your popup stand out more. The colors blend with the background, especially the white. A border around the white near the optin may help to separate it from the website. A green arrow instead of a blue might increase optins as well.

        Also, as someone suggested here, the ads might be a turnoff to someone in the IM niche.

        Good luck!
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  • Create a product when you know exactly what you're doing and exactly how you're going to teach it to others. Right now you're following steps, and you've seen a small amount of results. That's not enough to qualify you to teach others how to run a business.

    Let hucksters run down that failed path. Keep doing what you're doing for now.
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    While you spend time reading people's signatures on a forum someone else is working to make the money you could have made.

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    • Profile picture of the author bizmogul
      Originally Posted by TheRockstarWriter View Post

      Create a product when you know exactly what you're doing and exactly how you're going to teach it to others. Right now you're following steps, and you've seen a small amount of results. That's not enough to qualify you to teach others how to run a business.

      Let hucksters run down that failed path. Keep doing what you're doing for now.
      Points well noted. Thanks a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author RuthStewart
    Like MarketEmpowered said, you are doing well. Sometimes you have to keep on doing what you are doing for quite a few months before you start to make any sort of decent money. If you stick with it, at the rate you are going, you will definitely see money coming in.
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  • Profile picture of the author JRJWrites
    Originally Posted by bizmogul View Post

    1. I created a blog victoraginadotcom or please see my signature to critisize.
    Meh. I don't like the theme much - too "square" for my taste. And, um, you're teaching me about IM - but you're asking me about it too, right here. :confused:

    Originally Posted by bizmogul View Post

    2. I have integrated Google adsense ads and konga affiliate network.
    It actually doesn't look too terrible - but I would suggest keeping AdSense, and throwing Konga out the window, or throwing both out and monetizing with affiliate products.

    Originally Posted by bizmogul View Post

    3. I have been commenting on blogs, the website rank is beginning to show on alexa, it's just about a month old
    No offense, but my blog is 2 weeks old, it's on (relatively) the same topic and I'm 18 million ahead of you (but that still sucks, lol ). You need to step up your game.

    Originally Posted by bizmogul View Post

    4. I have created several pages intended to capture email for 4 different ebooks I would create to sell.
    Some idiotic, dirty-looking popup came up when I was trying to browse the site. Huh. Like I'm gonna subscribe.

    Originally Posted by bizmogul View Post

    5. I have also listed some services like content writing, website development etc.
    Given your grammar, and what your website looks like...stay away.

    Originally Posted by bizmogul View Post

    6. I linked my feedburner to a weber so I can capture emails and have them get an email of my posts; I also intend to sell to this list; just have over 8 subscribers at the moment on feedburner.
    Eight subscribers in one month?? Don't you have an incentive? Aren't you trying to drive traffic? STEP up your game!

    Originally Posted by bizmogul View Post

    Future plans: I would love to create a major product on how you can profit from internet business. Is it wise to do a pre-lunch?
    No, I would consider it wiser to do a "pre-launch". I've never done well with pre-lunches, personally. Bad for the stomach.

    Originally Posted by bizmogul View Post

    I plan to create more products depending on the needs of my subscribers.
    What are you doing to find out those needs?

    Originally Posted by bizmogul View Post

    I plan to sell adspace and do content marketing when I start generating more traffic; at the moment the traffic stands between 100-200 daily visitors.
    Really? Then why does Alexa rank suck so much?

    Anyway, start content marketing NOW - how else do you think you're gonna generate traffic?

    Originally Posted by bizmogul View Post

    Please I would appreciate your input on my development.
    Thanks[/QUOTE]

    P.S. You're selling "search engine optimized" content. I don't see anything optimized about your website.

    Sorry if I've been a little bit harsh with you, but I only mean this as constructive criticism. My mistakes have been 100x worse than yours.

    Go get 'em, tiger!

    Regards,
    JR John
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    • Profile picture of the author bizmogul
      Originally Posted by jrjohn View Post

      Meh. I don't like the theme much - too "square" for my taste. And, um, you're teaching me about IM - but you're asking me about it too, right here. :confused:



      It actually doesn't look too terrible - but I would suggest keeping AdSense, and throwing Konga out the window, or throwing both out and monetizing with affiliate products.



      No offense, but my blog is 2 weeks old, it's on (relatively) the same topic and I'm 18 million ahead of you (but that still sucks, lol ). You need to step up your game.



      Some idiotic, dirty-looking popup came up when I was trying to browse the site. Huh. Like I'm gonna subscribe.



      Given your grammar, and what your website looks like...stay away.



      Eight subscribers in one month?? Don't you have an incentive? Aren't you trying to drive traffic? STEP up your game!



      No, I would consider it wiser to do a "pre-launch". I've never done well with pre-lunches, personally. Bad for the stomach.



      What are you doing to find out those needs?



      Really? Then why does Alexa rank suck so much?

      Anyway, start content marketing NOW - how else do you think you're gonna generate traffic?



      Thanks
      P.S. You're selling "search engine optimized" content. I don't see anything optimized about your website.

      Sorry if I've been a little bit harsh with you, but I only mean this as constructive criticism. My mistakes have been 100x worse than yours.

      Go get 'em, tiger!

      Regards,
      JR John[/QUOTE]

      Hi John, thanks a lot for your constructive criticism. Thanks for the analysis on every item, I am grateful and would work relentlessly to improve the site.Cheers
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      • Profile picture of the author JRJWrites
        Hi John, thanks a lot for your constructive criticism. Thanks for the analysis on every item, I am grateful and would work relentlessly to improve the site.Cheers[/QUOTE]

        You bet! Let me know if I can help any further.

        Seriously - need help, I'm more than willing to share my (limited) knowledge .
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        • Profile picture of the author bizmogul
          Originally Posted by jrjohn View Post

          Hi John, thanks a lot for your constructive criticism. Thanks for the analysis on every item, I am grateful and would work relentlessly to improve the site.Cheers
          You bet! Let me know if I can help any further.

          Seriously - need help, I'm more than willing to share my (limited) knowledge .[/QUOTE]

          Okay let's start with SEO for the website
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  • Profile picture of the author Smith John
    You going in right direction and internet marketing and SEO is a boundless field you are going to get a lots of opportunity to earn money in this field, internet marketing field has lots of option you can try creating blogs, video marketing using you tube video channel, content writing for website, back link building. SEO is a dynamic field in this field you need to implement the new idea according to change in algorithm of search engine so it also include fun to achieve the page rank for a website doing off-page SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author WarTiger
    Originally Posted by bizmogul View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    It's been a while since I posted on here. I have been trying to get things right. Sometime ago I posted on how I made sum bucks writing articles on fiverr; so I decided to take a step further by having a business I can at least control so here is what I have done:

    1. I created a blog victoraginadotcom or please see my signature to critisize.
    2. I have integrated Google adsense ads and konga affiliate network.
    3. I have been commenting on blogs, the website rank is beginning to show on alexa, it's just about a month old
    4. I have created several pages intended to capture email for 4 different ebooks I would create to sell.
    5. I have also listed some services like content writing, website development etc.
    6. I linked my feedburner to a weber so I can capture emails and have them get an email of my posts; I also intend to sell to this list; just have over 8 subscribers at the moment on feedburner.

    Future plans: I would love to create a major product on how you can profit from internet business. Is it wise to do a pre-lunch?

    I plan to create more products depending on the needs of my subscribers.

    I plan to sell adspace and do content marketing when I start generating more traffic; at the moment the traffic stands between 100-200 daily visitors.

    Please I would appreciate your input on my development.

    Thanks

    Hey Bizmogul,

    Great job, I like it. I have something similar. Fantastic job :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author pstarsky
    100-200 daily visitors after only a month is steady growth, sounds like you're on the right track
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