Build an Empire around Your Passion

Last month I joined a membership site challenge. The premise what to create a bunch of niche membership sites that bring in monthly income…

I am not sure how I strayed from it, but the first niche I picked out for my first membership site is something I am so passionate about I want to stay in it indefinetely.

If you truly love a niche, you can build an entire empire around it. Membership site, ebooks, websites, audios, videos, paper back books, etc…

That is my plans for this niche. I am starting with the membership site and hope to expand. I will reveal it to everyone once my membership site launches, which will be late February / early March.

I have spent the past 30+ hours of my work time writing my sales letter, with the help of my mother. I can tell you straight away… it is NOT in the Internet Marketing niche nor does it have anything to do with money or finance.

I truly believe that I have found my life’s calling! I got a few people to partner with me for massive research and development for content. This was needed because there is very little if any information available on it.

Anyway, I just had to make a blog post about my excitement. Ever since I discovered this idea I have been on cloud nine. Once, you see it… you will know what I mean.

Oh and on a side note, there will be an affiliate program so you can be an affiliate and make some income with me

How to Start a Business Without Going in Debt

Since I was already in debt and pledged to not add any more to it no matter what the circumstances I have been building up my online business without using any debt what so ever.

So how do you get started when you have no money to spare? Simple, by doing everything yourself.

That means, you are the article writer, the website developer, the advertiser and promoter. You are the researcher, you are the creativity.

I got to tell you, when you compare internet marketing with investing in real estate there are HUGE differences. One requires a mortgage to have a property, while the other requires a few dollars and some work. Both can be equally as valuable as well.

You don’t have to start out doing anything difficult. Maybe raise some money by doing some freelance work for other people. There are so many people who would love having websites created or promoted and articles written.

Once you have built up a large enough cash flow, you can start to outsource your work and build your business exponentially faster. Maybe set a budget allowing yourself to use half your income for outsourcing to grow your business. That is what I am currently doing. The fruits of this have been a steady increase in my business each month.

I LOVE that I don’t have to take out a business loan. This is truly the best business that you can literally start with less than $20 in your pocket. That is why I chose it as my method for getting out of debt.

Always Stand Behind Your Beliefs

Are you selling yourself out to make money? In the pursuit of a quick buck or the almighty dollar it can be easy to lose focus on what is right and wrong because there are so many “gray areas”.

I come in contact with a lot of internet marketers and have been quite surprised at the moral codes they are willing to bend to make more money. These range from going into chat rooms pretending to be a young girl asking the guys to sign up for a dating site (using his affiliate link) to see “her” photos. To stealing other people’s ebooks off clickbank. To selling products that go against their religious or moral beliefs.

I understand the strong desire to make a living to support your family. However, there are things that are more important than money.

Honesty and Integrity are not things we hear a lot about these days. People striving to live this way are often thought of as “prude” and of course the “nice guy always finishes last” right?

What do you do if someone asks you to work on a project that pays well, but is completely against your beliefs?

This is just a post for you and more importantly for myself to always stand up for our beliefs. Even if that means we miss an “opportunity” or two in the process.

The anonymous nature of being on the internet does not lend itself to the man in the mirror or the man upstairs. Remember that in all your endeavors and business ventures.

Find What You Love to Do – Then Monetize It

There is no point in doing something you hate for the rest of your life. If you truly want to be happy, you need to do what you LOVE to do.

I actually hadn’t thought too much about it until I was watching Dave Ramsey on the Fox Business channel on Monday night. He said that if you are in a job you hate, make sure you are not working their by the end of 2008.

I like that he gave us time to do it. That means you have a whole year to transition from doing something you don’t like to working with your passion.

Don’t think your passion can make you money? You are wrong. You can make money from any hobby you can think of! You could make a niche website around it, or better yet… make a membership site teaching others how to do what you love to do.

For example, lets say your passion is knitting. You could create a membership site teaching people how to knit and how they can make money by knitting and selling their creations. People would sign up and pay you a monthly fee to teach them that.

You know you have found the perfect path for you when you would do it for free because you enjoy it so much.

Last night I had an idea that sparked in my head for a membership site I am going to set up this month. It got me so excited I wanted to jump up and down. It is something I am REALLY passionate about and to be honest, I would do it for free.

However, I know I could make a small living by offering it as a low cost membership site to others who share the same passion as me. I will be putting a lot of work into monthly content and organizing resources for my members. It is NOT in the making money online or internet marketing niches, it is something far more valuable to me.

The point I am trying to make here is that you don’t have to work at a job you hate and you don’t have to make a bazillion niche websites to make some decent money.

Think about it, if you had a simple membership site with 250 people paying $20 a month you would have $5,000 a month. It just takes the right idea.

If you want help, I have something coming up where I will take on some people to mentor. I don’t have it ready yet, but if you are interested stay tuned. I cannot take too many people because I will be spending a lot of 1 – on – 1 time with you.

I guarantee that you love to do something, now all you need to do is turn it into a business and you got yourself a dream job.

Oh by the way, Monetize = Make Some Income

I Am Loving WordPress Niche Blogs

I have actually created 7 new wordpress niche blogs so far this month! I am using these templates: Super Adsense and really like how easy it is to set them up this way. In fact, I am using the same template for this blog as well.

I was working double time this week because I wanted to get all of my projects done and out of the way before the 10th.

I am still using WhyPark for all the sites that I haven’t gotten around to building yet. I currently have 80 domains parked there. Mostly .net domains, it seems as though all the good .com ones are already taken. If only I would have gotten all the good .com names back in 1999, oh well… live and learn right?

My ‘6 figures in 6 months’ challenge is supposed to be starting on Saturday (Nov 10th) and I am very excited about it. Of course I will be blogging my journey as I go along and will hopefully be able to teach you all some new things as I go along.

How To Cloak Affiliate Links

Are you aware that you could be losing sales because of how your affiliate links look?

There are many complicated ways to cloak affiliate links, but I decided to make it easier on myself and everyone else by offering a no cost and easy way to make your own cloaked affiliate links.

I set up an free link cloaker tool here (you may want to bookmark it) – Affiliate Link Cloaker

So that you can simply add the title of the website, your affiliate link and then press the ‘Generate Cloak HTML’ button and it will give you a code.

You just need to take that code and make a file on your hosting with the name of the page you want to use in its place.

Such as Yourwebsite.com/thisproductrocks.html

You would then need to go into your hosting and create a new file called thisproductrocks.html then edit the file and put the code into it.

You could also do this by copying the code into a text document and then uploading it to your webhosting as pagenameyouwant.html

That way when ever you link to that page it will automatically send them to your affiliate link.

No more ugly affiliate links! Yay!

Niche Websites 101

Since there are probably quite a few newcomers to this blog and I have been getting a lot of questions on Niche Websites, I wanted to point you to a past post that I wrote on the subject that may help clear things up a bit for you.

If you have ever looked anything up on the internet and found a website with information and some ads, then you have come across a niche website. They are all over the place.

It is like form of online real estate investing. The more sites you have and the more visitors you have, the more money you make off of advertisements, etc…

I used to build my niche websites from scratch via HTML, but starting about a week ago I have been using WordPress blogs (on my own hosting, not on wordpress.com) to create my niche websites.

Why not wordpress.com? Because they don’t allow any advertisements on their sites, which makes them pretty much useless for making money.

I used to be against niche blogs, but have been turning around due to the ease of setup. I set a goal to create 15 new niche websites/blogs each month.

No I don’t plan to write new posts to all of them on a regular basis, I wish I could, but that could really get out of hand. I will probably try and put a post on each one at least once a month to keep them somewhat fresh, but the traffic will mainly just come from article marketing.

Like I said, I just switched to making niche blogs this week. So I will update you on the results and if it is any better/worse than setting it up as plain static websites (non-blog).

Article Marketing 101 – $5 Ebook

I got a new ebook available for everyone for a $5 debt payoff donation. I use article marketing to promote all of my websites. If you have ever had questions about article marketing or want a very clear (32 page) explanation then this is a really great guide.

According to the original sales letter –

Discover How to Use Article Marketing to Send Your Online Profits Soaring Through the Roof!

If you’ve ever wanted to do any of the following:

  • Increase sales of a product or affiliate product by creating a high-value follow-up series for subscribers …
  • Draw thousands of highly targeted visitors and leads from the world’s top search engines …
  • Transform your pages into an authority hub …
  • Quickly and easily establish yourself as an expert in your field …

… Then this is definitely the most important letter you will read today!

Here’s why:

There is a new ebook available that reveals everything you need to know to SKYROCKET your online profits with article marketing – even if you can’t write and you have absolutely no Internet marketing experience at all!

Introducing “Article Marketing 101” …

At last, all the best money-making article marketing tips and strategies can now be found in one comprehensive, yet easy-to-read ebook.

Here is just some of what you will learn by reading this amazing guide:

  • How to write articles that will grab your readers’ attention and never let go – even if you can’t write a sentence and you failed your high school English class!
  • How to hire a ghostwriter to write your articles – without spending a fortune!
  • How to create a resource box that will compel readers to click on your link – you’ll be amazed at how easy this is to do when you follow these simple tips!
  • The advantages and disadvantages of using article marketing – and why the advantages clearly outweigh the limited disadvantages!
  • 5 tips for writing articles – follow these tips and in no time you’ll be creating high-quality articles that prospects will desperately want to read!
  • Why article marketing is one of the most effective ways to promote your online business – plus how to use article marketing to build credibility and trust with your prospects!
  • How to create successful articles – all effective articles follow a simple formula, learn this formula and you’ll be able to create great articles in no time … even if you absolutely hate to write!
  • 5 types of articles – and how to determine which type is right for your business AND your writing style!
  • 8 tips for writing articles – these tips will have you writing high-quality articles fast!
  • 6 common article marketing mistakes – and how to easily avoid these costly errors!
  • Why you should always offer free reprint rights – what you learn here may surprise you!
  • How to submit your articles – plus, how to find the best sites to submit your articles, too!
  • How to use article marketing to create free reports for viral marketing campaigns – done right, this will really grow your business … so find out how to do it the right way here!
  • How to get the most exposure out of your articles – including how to get your articles in blogs, forums, e-zines and more with hardly any effort by you!
  • 3 great ways to profit from your articles – use these techniques and then just sit back and watch the cash profits flood into your bank account!
  • And much, much more!

Here is the Bottom Line on This Incredible Resource:

Article marketing has grown into a multi-million dollar industry that has many Americans writing articles for websites while they sit in the comfort of their own home.

The business is expanding throughout the world and will continue to grow as long as the Internet is still around. “Article Marketing 101” covers all the essential aspects of article marketing and explains why it is the most effective way to promote a business today.

Get this ebook and you’ll quickly learn all the article marketing tips, tricks and techniques you need to know to begin earning more money than you ever thought possible on the Internet!

Phenomenal WhyPark Results

I cannot tell you how much of a secret (well not so secret anymore) weapon WhyPark has been for me so far. I am getting amazing rankings in google and tons of organic free search engine traffic to all my sites I have listed on there.

I noticed one of my sites was getting about 15-20 visitors a day from search engine traffic so I decided to check out my google rankings.

Here is the results for a site that I have done NOTHING for. Just bought the domain and stuck it on WhyPark, that’s it.

Sure enough I was # 12 out of 119,000 competition when I type my 2 word keyword phrase in with quotations and I am # 17 out of 1,060,000 (yes over 1 million) competition without the quotations!

Oh and this two word phrase is searched for 887 times a day so if I just do a bit of article marketing with this site I bet I could raise much higher in the rankings and take a nice chunk of that traffic.

I actually have that domain up for sale (thanks to domains into dollars) so hopefully that will help me get a better price for it.

Update: Just checked another domain I have just sitting there that is also getting a lot of traffic. I typed in it’s keyword and it is # 11 out of 16,700,000 competing results. (Yes, that is 16 million 700 thousand). #6 out of 235,000 with quotations. This 2 word term is searched for 460 times per day.

I am just blown away. Please leave a comment with any results you have been getting if you have been using Why Park.

If you have been thinking about getting or plan to get it I would love for you to use my affiliate link. Of course you don’t have to, it is your choice.