Manifest What You Want in 2022

Manifest What You Want in 2022

How can you manifest what you want in 2022? Start with reading this post!

Manifest What You Want in 2022

Daydreaming is what people do when they let their mind wander about something they want. But this can’t make the things you want just appear in your life. You have to know how to manifest them, and you can do that by using the law of attraction.

Some people mistakenly believe that merely wishing or hoping for something to happen is all that is needed to make their dreams come true. The law of attraction does focus on putting your wishes out into universe, but it’s much more than that.

You do have to take action on bringing your vision to life. It’s important to know how to create and manage your vision for the life you want and not just daydream in broad, or vague terms.

Come Up with a Vision

In order to manifest what you want, you have to first come up with your vision. You have to see yourself as having already achieved that vision. One real life example is about a famous actor who manifested the lifestyle that he wanted to have.

When he was struggling as an actor, he wrote a $10 million dollar check addressed to himself. He didn’t have anywhere close to that amount of money, but he put it out there in the universe as something that he wanted and began living life as the kind of person who deserved to earn that kind of paycheck.

Later, one of the movie deals he landed would pay him $10 million. That’s a lot of money and you might think that something like that isn’t possible for you. But when you use the law of attraction, you can manifest what you want to happen in your life.

There are different things that you can do to help with the vision you want to manifest. What some people do is they create a vision board. A vision board is just a board that’s made up of your dreams and goals.

It’s what you want the universe to bring into your life. It doesn’t matter what it is – if you dream it, you can manifest it. To create a vision board, you would just look for photos or images or even positive sayings that are a visual of what you want.

By having these items on your vision board, it keeps your focus on what you want to manifest. For example, you might be someone who wants to travel all over the world taking photographs of different places and cultures.

Your vision board might have images of these places around the world along with the pictures or sayings that related to traveling. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your vision board is somehow a magical way of bringing what you want into existence, because it’s not.

The way it works is by tapping into your subconscious mind. When you see what you want, your subconscious begins to picture what you have on your vision board as being not only what you want – but what can be.

The subconscious then begins to act as if it’s a given that it’ll happen for you, and this hones your focus for future action steps. When you see what you want on a daily basis, it causes you to start believing that your dreams have already come to pass.

You live in the belief that it’s a done deal and that’s the power of law of attraction, because seeing the vision board can form a connection between how you live now to how you’ll be living out in the future. You’ll begin to attract what you want.

Make Your Vision Clear

You want to have a specific vision. Just like the actor who wrote himself a $10 million dollar check, you need to know exactly what it is that you want. Because your vision board works based on the law of attraction, knowing what you truly want is part of the process so that you attract those specific things.

Some people think that they’re pretty clear about their vision, but deep down, they don’t really know what it is they want. They might feel one way, but actually want something different.

They may be afraid that it’s too big, too important and too unachievable to put it out there in the universe. The law of attraction won’t bring what you want if you don’t put it out there.

If you’re still trying to figure out what it is that you want, take a few minutes to think about your life. Think about what you would have or do if nothing was in the way to hold you back.

Then write down what that thing or those things are. These things relate to the life you want to have, so even if you think that it would take a lot of big changes and you don’t have the money, skills, or whatever, write it down anyway.

If there’s something that you truly want, you can manifest that. Your list doesn’t have to be perfect, and you can even change your mind later. Right now, all you’re doing is trying to get clear and specific on what it is that you do want.

Some people are afraid to say what it is they truly want because it seems impossible, or they’re embarrassed – but write it down anyway. Then take the list of things that you came up with for what you truly want in life and look it over.

You’ll find that some things that you wrote down jump out at you or pull at you stronger than the other things you listed. Your vision needs to be clear in whatever area of your life you want to manifest, but it’s okay to have several different parts of your life that you want to use law of attraction for.

For example, some people choose career and relationships. Others have money and weight loss. Some have all of the above. Once you’re clear on the vision you want for a specific part or several parts of your life, then you want to look at why these visions are important to you.

For example, you might have a vision for having more money – but if you look at why that’s important to you, you might realize that it’s because you want the money so that you can leave your job and move closer to your grandchildren.

When you know the reason behind what you want to manifest, it helps you to hone in on that and block out the things that you don’t want. After you’ve created your vision board, you want to make sure that you observe it often. This helps your subconscious mind to keep visualizing what you want.

Putting the Law of Attraction Into Practice

The law of attraction is energy that will work to bring what you really want, but that doesn’t mean that you can sit idly by and everything falls into your lap – because there are ways that you can sabotage the law of attraction.

You have to know how to make it work. What you believe can be an issue. When you believe something, the subconscious accepts this as your truth – whether it’s an actual fact or not.

These beliefs can limit the power of the law of attraction in your life. For example, you may have the belief, “Weight loss is too hard for me. I’ll never be able to lose weight.” With that belief, you’ve written out a “fact” that your subconscious mind picks up as the truth and then begins to live out.

You have to understand what it is you’re believing that prevents you from being able to accurately harness the power of law of attraction. These beliefs are self-sabotaging, so you need to get rid of them.

Understand that you are who you say you are. If you say to yourself that you’re lazy, then you’ll act that way. If you say to yourself that it’s no use trying to achieve something, then your behavior will live that out and your life trajectory won’t change.

You have to break up with the negative self-talk in order to bring about the positive changes of the law of attraction. If you don’t have faith in yourself, you’ll struggle to manifest whatever it is you want.

Too many people struggle to put the law of attraction into practice because they keep looking back. They turn their energy toward the hard things in life – toward the dreams that didn’t come true – toward the relationships that ended badly and toward all the ways they feel they fell short in living up to this point.

But you cannot keep your focus on the negative. You must focus on the positive and on what is yet to be. Turn your attention to what’s coming for you – toward what you want to achieve, what you want to come to pass.

Positive focus and energy attract positive things. Make your mental, social and work environment one where law of attraction can flourish. If you want to focus on what’s positive and achieve your vision, then there may be some things that you have to alter or get rid of.

If you want to be successful, you need to make sure that who you’re spending time with manifests success as well. Hanging out with those who focus on negativity or who accept and even wallow in failure creates a contagion effect.

You have to shake that off. Make sure the people you’re spending time with are focused on success. These should be people who help you want to strive for more. Cut out the negative things in your life.

Anything that makes you miserable or traps you in a cycle of negativity needs to go.
Bring positive people into your life who are also looking to use law of attraction to manifest their life goals. It’s easier to stay focused and positive when you’re around others who are the same.

Don’t Focus on Whatever Was Wrong

The law of attraction is something that can change your life. It has the power that can basically put things in motion for you. You want to surround yourself with positive life changing energy.

But sometimes, people expect the law of attraction to be as simple as speaking something and it comes to pass. It doesn’t happen that way, so then some people start to look at what went wrong, what they feel they did wrong and they start laying blame – which has a negative basis.

So if you’re focused on negative things and you’ve set yourself up with self-sabotaging behavior, then something could go wrong. When that happens, and many people start to blame themselves, this creates the wrong belief for the subconscious mind and that can easily turn into a “fact.”

They might begin with thinking thoughts like, “I’m such an idiot” and the problem with that is the blame has a negative energy that the mind picks up on and then the person’s actions follow suit.

You don’t want that. So instead of engaging in the negative blame game or putting attention on what went wrong, what you want to do is to accept that something went wrong, that there’s no blame to be had and begin again.

For example, you might be someone who spent several years stuck in a job that you hated. You didn’t earn nearly what your skills were worth. Your coworkers were lazy, and your boss was a jerk.

Yet you stayed and you might be beating yourself up and thinking that if you would have had more skills or education, you would have had a better job. But that’s a negative way of looking at it.

Maybe that awful job was one that paid the bills so you could help out your family. The key to law of attraction is not spending time dwelling on what went wrong in the past or what doesn’t go right at that moment.

You always want to redirect the focus to what’s positive and what you can manifest.
Change a negative to harness the positive energy by taking the lesson from that situation and leaving the bad behind.

For example, in that awful job, you probably learned perseverance. You learned patience and how to get along with unlikeable people. Think about how what you learned from your experience can help you in the future, not how it hurt you in the past or in the moment.

One thing you need to realize when something has been wrong or does go wrong is that in the moment that situation occurs, you don’t have the correct perspective. You only gain this type of perspective after a situation is over.

Your Manifestations Are Near

As the time for your manifestations to come to pass draws closer, you’re going to start to notice changes or events will take place that are a precursor to setting everything up.
If it suddenly seems like everything in your life has gotten worse all at once, that’s a sign from the universe that you’re in the preparation stage.

These seemingly tough situations could be occurring because the universe is getting you ready to handle the good that’s about to happen. You may notice that you’re having daydreams about the life you want to manifest.

These daydreams can feel so real as if you’re in the middle of the life. This happens when the universe is lining up what you feel with what’s about to come to pass. It means the manifestation is on the brink.

Some people start to develop the sense of surrealness. They feel that the success is already part of their lives and they’re about to hit the goal. You might find yourself feeling extremely happy.

You have no reasonable explanation for the high spirits that you’re in. You can’t put your finger on anything that’s happened that makes you feel this way. That’s because your subconscious knows everything is about to break wide open for you and the dreams you want are just about to manifest.

The happiness that’s waiting for you is starting to trickle out as the universe prepares to release it. You can start to feel these things because the subconscious mind knows it long before the conscious mind does.

You might notice that things in your life are running smoothly. Every day is filled with positive things and only good things are happening to you. It’s like everything you’ve worked for is suddenly lining up.

Other people may even begin to make comments about how “lucky” you are. When that happens, just know that the law of attraction is coming to fulfillment in your life. At the same time that all these good things are happening, you may notice that other areas of your life are going through changes that you didn’t see coming.

You might find that a relationship you treasured has splintered apart but you discover that you don’t feel bad about it. You don’t feel sad or grieve the loss of that relationship. The reason is the law of attraction works to bring in what’s good and positive while at the same time, the energy from it releases what’s bad and negative.

You may discover as you’re manifesting the life you want that your vision goes through changes. You no longer want something or you want something so different that you never even saw that coming.

That’s okay. You can manifest something new or more of something once you let go of what you thought you wanted and give it over to the universe. Be open to flexibility and change because your standards and desires will grow or morph over time.

With the law of attraction, it’s important that you do several things consistently. First, understand that negative self-talk will prevent you from allowing good things into your life, so erase it from your vocabulary.

Second, Be clear with your goals and revisit them on a regular basis so that your focus remains intact and you don’t sweep the goals to the side and start living on autopilot again.

And last, you need to be living life as if what you want to have happen has already occurred. Be the person who can earn a six figure salary. Be the happy person in a fulfilling relationship. Be the person who eats healthy – don’t wait until the universe delivers it because it may be waiting to see if you really believe in yourself.

365 Days of Blog and Social Media Ideas

Need ideas for your blog or for social media? This year I’m sharing 365 Days of Blog and Social Media Ideas. Come back often for new ideas!

Blog and Social Media Ideas for Everyday of the Year

One of the most frequent complaints I hear from my ghostwriting clients is that they have no idea what to write about on social media and/or their blogs. In an effort to help inspire others to come up with blogging ideas, I plan to spend this entire year sharing the national holidays, and how you can blog or post about them on social media to get more visitors to your social media pages and websites.⁣

The goal is to be authentic while also being on trend. I challenge you to visit the National Today website and look at the holidays coming up and see if there’s any way you can authentically relate them to your business. Once you start thinking outside of the box, it might surprise you what you come up with.⁣

I’m excited to start sharing my ideas with you throughout the year. Hopefully, as I share, it will inspire you to come up with new and innovative ideas for your own social media channels and blogs.⁣

Look ahead throughout the year and see which upcoming calendar days fit best with your business. Travel agents and event planners might have an easier time than other businesses, but the possibilities are endless once you open your mind and get creative. This should be fun!⁣

Note: If you’re reading this while it’s still in progress, I’ll be updating it daily with new ideas. I started January 1, 2022, and plan to write and update the post through December 31, 2022. If you have ideas to contribute, tweet me at @AshleyisFamous and I’d be happy to consider them for the post and link back to your website or social media profiles.

Day 1 – January 1

You can find out about the “national” holidays for January 1 on the National Today website.⁣

⁣Today, is:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Public Domain Day
  • Polar Plunge Day
  • Rose Bowl Game Day
  • Apple Gifting Day
  • National Bloody Mary Day
  • Commitment Day
  • Ellis Island Day
  • Copyright Law Day (Check out my post on How to Protect Intellectual Property Online)
  • National Hangover Day

So – how can you use these in your business for social media and blog content? Here are just a few ideas that came to mind:

New Year’s Day

Any business can share their new year’s resolutions or just a New Year’s Day post wishing everyone a Happy New Year. If you have any special new year’s sales, now would be a good time to mention them.

Public Domain Day

Share a list of your favorite books that are in the public domain. Why do you love them?

Polar Plunge Day

If you live in a cold climate, and you or any of your team members participate, snap a picture doing this! And, if you have been doing it for years, write a post about why. What’s the story behind why you do it? Is it inspirational? Perhaps it’s tradition. People love to get to know the folks behind the businesses.

Rose Bowl Game Day

Do you have a game day recipe? Share it!

Perhaps you just love attending or watching each year. Share your love of the game, and what it means to you.

Apple Gifting Day

This is a great one for restaurants, bakeries, food bloggers, etc… Share your favorite apple recipes.

Crafters – share your favorite apple crafts!

National Bloody Mary Day

Calling all bar and restaurant owners – share your best Bloody Mary recipe. What makes yours unique?

Food bloggers – share recipes that feature Bloody Mary’s. I’ve seen some interesting ones over the years including a Bloody Mary cupake and Bloody Mary soup.

Commitment Day

Are you committing to better customer service in the new year? Share about it!

Jewelry shop owners – share posts about recent engagements you’ve sold rings for

Wedding vendors – pimp your services

Ellis Island Day

So many families have great Ellis Island stories in their family histories. Share yours.

Copyright Law Day

Lawyers! This is a great time to talk about the importance of trademarking and copyright!

National Hangover Day

Spas, doctors, nutritionists, pretty much anyone in the health and wellness industry – share tips for beating a hangover

Food bloggers – are there recipes you use for when you have a hangover? I did a story years ago for the news that featured 10 of the best hangover meals. It was a hit!

Day 2 – January 2

Today, is #nationalbuffetday. It’s also #nationalsciencefictionday, #worldintrovertday, #happymewyear for cats, and #nationalpersonatrainerawarenessday. You can find out about the “national” holidays every day of the year on the @natltoday website.⁣

So – how can you use these in your business for social media and blog content? Maybe spotlight your favorite all you can eat restaurant or share favorites from your team members and use the National Buffet Day hashtag. You could also share your favorite science fiction books and TV shows. A spa could share self care tips and stay at home spa recipes for World Introvert Day. Personal trainers could share tips for choosing a trainer.⁣




100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay in 2022

Looking for things to do in Tampa Bay? You’ve come to the right place because I’ve created a list of 100 of them!

  1. Spend the day at Busch Gardens. In the summer time, visit Adventure Island too!
  2. Tour the Tampa Theatre and watch a movie there too!
  3. Take in a football game at Raymond James Stadium
  4. Watch the Lightning play at Amalie Arena
  5. Try your luck at Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa
  6. Have a fancy shmancy dinner at one of Hard Rock’s restaurants
  7. Get your steak on at Bern’s – don’t forget to hit the dessert room after dinner!
  8. Have a cocktail on the roof at Edge Rooftop Bar at the Epicurean Hotel
  9. Take a cooking class at Publix
  10. Go bowling at Splitsville
  11. Grab a bite to eat on the water at Ukelele’s. Now, it’s technically in Land O’ Lakes, but worth the drive! Be sure to visit on a night that they have live music.
  12. Learn line dancing at The Roundup or The Dallas Bull
  13. Take in a Broadway show at The Straz
  14. Go for a walk on the Tampa Riverwalk
  15. Head to Jackson’s for some yummy sushi
  16. Talk to the fishies at the Florida Aquarium
  17. Get your science on at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
  18. Enjoy a sunset cruise with StarLite Cruises – I actually got married on the StarLite Majesty in 2006!
  19. Watch the Rays play at Tropicana Field
  20. Visit the animals at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
  21. Tour Tampa, St. Pete or Clearwater on a Segway – I did this in St. Pete. So much fun!
  22. Race your friends in go-karts at Grand Prix Tampa
  23. Explore the American Victory Ship & Museum
  24. Have a picnic at Cypress Point Park – then stick around to play disc golf, walk the trails, or even lay on the beach while watching planes take off and land every few minutes.
  25. Get your laugh on at the Tampa Improv or Sidesplitters Comedy Club
  26. Speedboat your way around Tampa Bay
  27. Play a different type of golf game at TopGolf
  28. Take a helicopter tour of Tampa Bay – I did this, and it was ahhhhhmazing! We left out of Davis Island airport
  29. Try your hand at flying a plane – You can take a flying lesson at a place like Tampa North Flight Center
  30. Admire the large felines at Big Cat Rescue
  31. Bet on the horses at Tampa Bay Downs
  32. Pour your own candles at Candle Pour in Hyde Park. You can choose your own scent, and select your vessel, and then pour your perfect candle at the pour bar. How fun is that?!?
  33. Sing your heart out at a concert at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
  34. Check out an expo at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Or if it’s February, actually attend the Florida State Fair
  35. Then, in March head to Plant City for the Strawberry Festival
  36. Get cultured at the Tampa Museum of Art
  37. Go for a bike ride, in the water. No really! You can go water biking with Tampa Water Bikes!
  38. Head to any library and rent books, music, movies, and even video games!
  39. Golf at one of the amazing courses around Tampa Bay! I’ve always been partial to the Westchase Golf Club
  40. Feed the Pelicans at the Pier in St. Pete
  41. Or if you’re in Clearwater, take in one of the sunset movies at Pier 60 on the weekends
  42. If you’re into abstract paintings, check out the Salvador Dali Museum
  43. Take in a soccer game at the Rowdies stadium
  44. Go bar hopping in Ybor City
  45. Grab lunch at one of the eateries in Sparkman Wharf
  46. Get a massage at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater. I personally recommend their aromatherapy massages. It’s the only one I’ve ever fallen asleep during because it was soooooooo relaxing!
  47. Have dinner at the Maritana Grill at the pink palace, aka The Don Cesar
  48. Enjoy a delicious grouper sandwich at Frenchy’s in Clearwater
  49. Drink and dine at Caddy’s St. Pete Beach
  50. Indulge in a wine tasting at Cru Cellars inside Armature Works, and then grab some ice cream at Astro Ice Cream Co.
  51. Swim with the manatees in Crystal River
  52. Get flashed, or rather see what subjects have been flashed at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
  53. Get your history on at the Tampa Bay History Center
  54. Go for a run or walk on Bayshore Boulevard – I recommend going at sunrise or sunset for the best views
  55. Canoe down Hillsbrough River from Hillsborough River State Park
  56. Stroll through Bulls Country – dine at the USF Marshall Center and then walk the grounds of the campus
  57. Go shopping at International Plaza and the Shops at Bay Street
  58. Tour the Yuengling Brewery and then sample their beers
  59. Take in a baseball game at George M. Steinbrenner Field
  60. Enjoy a taste of Thailand with a visit to the Wat Mongkolrata Temple
  61. Stop by the Florida Cane Distillery and enjoy a tasting
  62. Get a beer flight at 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Petersburg
  63. Enjoy a sunset walk at Vinoy Park
  64. Bring your furry friend to Davis Island Dog Beach
  65. Take time to smell the flowers at University of South Florida’s Botanical Gardens
  66. Get a glimpse of firefighting history at the Tampa Firefighters Museum
  67. Try your hand at Glassblowing in Gulfport
  68. Get your dance on at The Castle in Ybor City
  69. Back the blue with a visit to the Tampa Police Museum
  70. Climb the walls at Vertical Ventures
  71. Try to escape at The Great Escape Room Tampa
  72. Paint pottery at You Do the Dishes
  73. Try and get a good deal at one of the many thrift shops in Tampa – My favorites have always been The Spring Thrift Store, Hope Children’s Home, and Life’s Treasures
  74. Explore the Oldsmar Flea Market to see what treasures await.
  75. Take a water taxi around downtown Tampa or ride an eBoat
  76. Throw axes at Axe Throwing Tampa
  77. Explore Michael Murphy Gallery and check out the art of the locals
  78. Visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Though it’s smaller than the Florida Aquarium in Tampa, because it’s a working marine rescue center, you get a completely different experience
  79. Try inventive foods at Datz and Datz Dough
  80. Go deep sea fishing
  81. Look for those who’ve not crossed over in a ghost tour – I went on one through downtown Tampa
  82. Go skydiving – you can either jump out of a plane in Zephyrhills like my husband did, or do it indoors at a place like iFly Indoor Skydiving
  83. Find your balance with stand up paddleboarding in Safety Harbor or really any place that offers it in Tampa Bay
  84. Tour the Cigar Facotry in Ybor City
  85. Cycle your way through a brew or two with the Kraken Cycleboats tour
  86. Go parasailing at Clearwater Beach
  87. Visit the original Hooters in Clearwater
  88. Indulge in Christmas year round at Robert’s Christmas Wonderland
  89. Savor the sweetness at Dylan’s Candy Bar at the airport and then watch the planes taking off and landing. That’s always been one of my favorite things to do is visit the airport, walk around the shops and then watch the planes. Maybe I’m weird though 🤣
  90. Dine while you watch a movie at CineBistro
  91. Ride the Trolley’s from Ybor City to downtown Tampa and back
  92. Take aim at Shooters World gun range
  93. Bounce of the walls at AirHeads Trampoline Arena
  94. Go to the beach – why is this so far down on the list you ask? I lived in Tampa for 35 years and went to the beach maybe 35 times, if that. I’m more of a pool girl than a beach girl. To each their own! Personally, of the two areas, I prefer St. Pete Beaches to Clearwater beaches because they always felt less crowded. Again – it’s a preference thing I suppose.
  95. Try scuba diving. I did this with Calypso Divers in Tampa because they had a saltwater pool to try it out before attempting open water.
  96. Tap into your inner Katniss Everdeen and try archery at Adventures Archery shooting range
  97. Play pool at Peabody’s – This was a favorite hangout for years for me and my husband
  98. Snap some pics with a Tampa Bay Photography Tour
  99. Revisit yesteryear and indulge in rollerskating at United Skates of America or Skateworld – I won’t tell you how many Fridays I spent at Skateworld growing up. The big reason? I lost count!
  100. DIY Bus Tour – Get an all day bus pass, and tour Tampa by bus. This was actually one of the first dates my husband and I ever went on. We started near USF and hopped all over Tampa having lunch and snacks at various stops around the city. It was one of my favorite dates we ever went on!

Six Methods of Making Money Online in 2022

If you’re like me, you’re looking for methods of making money online. In this post, I cover just six of them. Check them out, and see if any of them resonate with you!

Methods of Making Money Online #1 – Freelance Service Provider

Maybe you picture yourself living a certain lifestyle, but you don’t quite have the means to be able to carry that vision out at the moment. One way that you can fund the lifestyle that you want to have is to become a freelance service provider.

You’ll be able to set your own hours, be your own boss and make your goals or dreams come true. Working from home at your leisure is a big perk many people wish they had, and now they can!

How Working for Others Can Grow Your Income Fast

You have to have money to fund your lifestyle. If you’re like most people, you don’t want to take years to build up your income. One way to grow it fast is to work for others. When you work for others, there’s no wait time for you to get started.

You can land projects to work on right away. As your own boss, you don’t have to take on the projects that you don’t feel will be a good fit or that don’t pay what you want them to pay.

Working for others is the fastest way to get money in the bank. There are other ways – like building a blog as affiliate – but it takes time to build that kind of income. In some niches, it can take nearly a year and a half to even hit a four figure month.

You might be someone who’s working a side hustle and you’ve been busy creating your own products. That takes creative energy, plus time. You have to come up with the idea, then write it up or outsource it, develop the graphics if you have any, and get it on your website or third party platform.

Then after that, you have to work to promote it and then hope your audience responds favorably and purchases the product. So building a blog or creating info products can both be good ideas, but as a way to build income fast, they’re not.

The income you want to make is in the service industry. Working for others allows you to take on projects quickly. You can take on as many as you feel like you can handle and still be able to deliver quality work.

As a freelance service provider, you’re not limited to any particular niche. You’re only limited by your knowledge and skill set – but you can grow both of those. If you’re wondering what type of services you can offer, the answer is whatever you like as long as there’s a market.

You’ll be able to tell if there’s a market for it easily. All you have to do is go to a site that connects jobs with service providers and look at the categories or job offers that have been listed in the past.

This will show you what others are looking for. Some of the most common areas of freelance services are things like writing – including ghostwriting, copywriting or technical writing.

Some people are also looking for content writers or creative writers. There are other jobs waiting for people who can provide content that includes graphics or design work.

You can offer your skills as a virtual administrative assistant or as an editor.

You can offer transcription services or photography. Almost any online or work from home job that you think of can be offered as a freelance service. You can search Google to see what kinds of freelancers people are hiring, too.

Finding Projects and People to Secure as Clients

One of the first things that people who are new to the world of freelance service ask is how do they find projects and get clients. If you’re worried about that, you can relax.

There are more jobs offered for freelancers than there are people to take on the work.

So you’ll have plenty to keep you busy and you’ll be able to find work. There are places like UpWork that you can sign up for. You can look for the type of project you’d like to do by using their search function.

Or, you can use their category finder under “types of work” and just click on one of the links. For example, Sales & Marketing leads to more than 30 different projects listed. You’ll find everything from a social media manager to YouTube freelance gigs for jobs like video editing, keyword research and more.

If you’re thinking that these projects are all low paying, they’re not. Some are for the inexperienced but for people with experience, you can earn a lot of money providing your services.

The site lists the pay for each project so you know up front which ones to consider submitting a proposal for. Fiverr is another site where you can land projects. Once you sign up and create an account offering your skills or knowledge, you can get hired to do projects known as gigs.

When the company first started, all the gigs were $5 but now, the gigs can be in $5 increments. So you’ll see people offering their services such as “starting at $275” or some other amount.

You can offer freelance services such as proofreading, design, building websites, coaching, consulting and more. It’s not unheard of for people to be earning $500 and more per gig.

The more experience you have or gain, the more you can make. One woman named Charmaine Pocek used her skills and experience and made a million dollars on Fiverr.

Another way to find projects and gain clients is to network.

Word of mouth networking with marketers can quickly get your name out there and from that, you can get client referrals that will help to grow your reputation. You can do this online or in person.

Hang out in places where marketers hang out. Make it a point of telling them what you do and that you have openings in your schedule to grow your client list. If you don’t have your own website, then you definitely need to set one up.

There are a lot of ways that you can gain clients by having a space online where they can find you and learn more about your services. You can also find projects and clients on sites like LinkedIn, which lists thousands of jobs including ones for freelance service providers.

Be sure to check out places like guru.com, flexjobs.com, and mediabistro.com, too. Having your own website where you detail your skills and talents and list pricing will help you get more jobs, too.

The Most Common Freelance Gigs Available

On all of the freelance job sites, there are many different categories listed. If you have a specific skill such as in the IT industry, there are some sites that are dedicated solely to that niche and don’t offer other categories.

So if you have a specialized skill, you can also do a search for your skill, plus the words “job board” or “work from home” and you’ll get dozens of results for what you’re looking for.

However, there are some common freelance gigs available because these tend to be the ones that people are outsourcing or hiring for. These are skills that are in high demand so you won’t have trouble finding clients.

On Upwork, there’s good demand for gigs in virtual assisting, administrative task managing, editing, design, and writing. You’ll find a lot of different clients and can pick and choose the ones that you want to work with.

For example, under the editing category, you might decide that you want to edit audio projects or visual projects. But there’s also a category for editing written material like speeches, papers, guides, eBooks and more.

You can also work as a writer and the type of work that you do will relate to the skills that you have. Some people work as a resume writer. Others work as a blog writer or content marketing writer.

The better you are at what you do and the better the customer service or satisfaction you give, the more money you can make on any of the sites. On Fiverr, what people are often looking for are those who have skills or experience in categories such as graphic design.

They might want things like a logo or social media headers done. Or they may want a book cover designed. Another category there where people are always looking for a good service provider is in the area of writing.

People are always looking for someone to write cover letters or website content for their business. It doesn’t matter what type of writing that you do, there’s always a market for it because many people either don’t have time to do the writing, aren’t interested in doing it themselves or don’t know how.

Virtual assistants in administration gigs are always needed on Fiverr. You can offer things like social media management, customer support, scheduling, research, data entry and more.

If you have a knack for creating and editing video clips, this may come in handy. There are many people who need short branding videos known as intros and outros to use in their online video marketing efforts.

What Your Clients Expect for Top Dollar Earnings

There’s no room for mediocrity if you want to fund your lifestyle as a freelance service provider. You have to be the best that you can possible be if you want the top dollar earnings.

In a world where “good enough” often seems to be the mark, people get tired of substandard efforts. They’re looking for freelancers that know how to take care of them as a client.

If you want quality clients that pay big bucks, then you what you offer also has to be quality. Having the mindset that everyone is just trying to save money and won’t pay extra or what you’re worth is wrong.

There are plenty of clients willing to pay more to get more. Clients expect that the work you’re going to do for them will be great. That means that you should do your best to make sure it’s mistake-free.

If your service is writing, that means you should have a good grasp of how to write well. With all of the books and videos and tutorials that are freely available, there’s no excuse for not knowing how handle anything you need to write if that’s your skillset.

It’s the same in any niche. You may not know everything there is to know in that area, but you can learn whatever it is that that your client wants. You may be someone who’s never written a real estate blog post in your life, and you don’t understand half the terms.

But you can learn what you need to know and leave the client with a well-researched post that’s so well written and knowledgeable, it makes him glad that he hired you.

Besides making sure that you know your stuff when delivering whatever type of content you provide, you need to be sure to ask questions when you don’t fully understand the scope of what the client wants.

Some people think that asking questions will make them seem like they don’t know what they’re doing. But clarifying something makes you a service provider who cares about the outcome of the job and it helps the client know that you get whatever it is they want.

Make sure that the content you deliver is unique. Don’t rely on what everyone else is writing or designing when working on a job. Be creative and create with the client in mind.

When you do a job, go the extra mile. If you see something that could add more value to the project, let the client know. If you know a resource that can further help them with their project, you can recommend that, especially if you know they’re still looking for that.

Your clients will expect you to meet your deadlines. Nearly every service provider in the world has dealt with an emergency situation that’s impacted their ability to get a job done.

But those situations are rare. When you take on a job, make sure that you can meet or turn in the project earlier than the client needs it. This will mark you as someone who cares about the client’s timeline.

You don’t want to get a reputation as someone who holds up a client’s project because you couldn’t get stuff done on your end. For top dollar pay, clients expect you to be friendly, but remain professional.

They don’t want to be your therapist, your best friend or your coworker. They just want you to get the job done and do it right. This takes a load off their shoulders, which is one of the reasons they outsourced to begin with.

Getting Follow Up Gigs with Ease

Landing a client really isn’t that difficult, but you don’t want your clients to be the type who are one and done. You want them to need your services so that you can establish a long term working relationship with them.

There are dozens of strategies that you can use so that your clients will immediately want to give you more work. You can start by letting them know, as soon as whatever current job you’re working on them for is finished, that you have room in your schedule if they want to go ahead and book more work with you so that you’ll have time.

This comes across like you’re giving them a preferred space and makes them feel important. Make it a point of staying in touch with your clients. Check in with them via your normal contact routine to let them know you enjoyed working on their project.

You can even suggest additional work by mentioning something you may have noticed about their site, like the need for a lead magnet or whatever. You can also offer a bundle service during this follow up email.

This would be consider a bulk service buy. For example, if the client hires you to do the text content for his website, you can give a small discount if he also adds a graphics package to the project.

When you do this, always mention what they stand to get out of it. You could tell them how something you offer could increase traffic or improve conversions. This is one of the biggest ways to make sure that you get repeat clients.

You must know what it is that they need because when you tap into their need, you find out what it is they’re missing that you can provide. Some clients are overworked and too busy to handle everything on their own, which is why they hired you.

They may not realize that the same overwhelm is going to happen to them again the next month. You can turn them into a repeat client by offering your services on retainer. This retainer can be divided by different work categories, too.

For example, maybe they hired you to write blog content, but they also need someone to write their social media content or to publish it all, as a virtual administrative assistant would. You can offer to do both as part of the retainer.

Becoming an online freelance service provider is a great way to earn the kind of money that will meet your basic financial responsibilities and also provide for an increase to your lifestyle.

It provides you with the flexibility you seek in a work day and gives you the power to pick and choose who you work with. This is much better than applying for a strict 8-5 job where you have no say over when and if you get a raise, or which clients you’re assigned.

Methods of Making Money Online #2 – Affiliate Marketer

When you set out on a mission to become a successful online entrepreneur, you will be faced with the decision of which business model to pursue. This decision should be based on a mix of the profit potential you desire as well as your personal preferences for the types of tasks you will be carrying out.

One of the easiest, most lucrative, and quickest ways to earn a living on the Internet is by becoming an affiliate marketer. Not everyone who chooses this career will be able to earn a living at it.

This is not because the business model itself is flawed, but because many individuals fail to understand the proper strategy that will help them achieve the level of earnings they want.

What Does It Mean to Be an Affiliate Marketer?

When you become an affiliate marketer, you are taking on the role of an expert and guide who is willing to take your consumers concerns and needs and steer them in the right direction to a product that will provide the solution they are seeking.

Affiliate marketers, in their most distilled form, are middle men between a consumer who has money to spend and a problem to solve, and the vendors who have created the solution in the form of a digital or tangible product.

Vendors recruit affiliates, or approve them when they apply, in an effort to get more eyes on their products. It takes a lot of money and effort for them to organically attract (or pay for) traffic to their product sales pages.

That’s where you step in. You will serve a role in casting a wide net to bring more people to their site so that they can increase sales. In exchange for your efforts, you will be paid a commission that is typically 50% of the sale, but not always.

There are some vendors who pay less than half of the sale, and some who pay more. You can even find products that you can promote and earn 100% commission on. This is especially true with digital products.

As an affiliate marketer, it doesn’t mean you do not have the responsibility showcasing your expertise as a niche leader. In fact, you still have to prove to your target audience that you are a leading expert who can guide them in their decision making process.

It will be your responsibility to sift through the hundreds of competing products in the marketplace, and let buyers know which ones would be best for their purpose. You can do this through blog posts, email autoresponders, social networking posts, and more.

You have a duty to be honest with your readers and protect them from spending money on products that would not benefit them. You have to have your ethics intact so that you are not simply seeking a commission, but instead take pride in becoming the go to leader people can trust.

Your Investment of Time and Money

With any business model that you are considering as an online entrepreneur, you want to look at both the time and money you will be spending in order to build your business. The great thing about affiliate marketing is that there is a low upfront cost.

In fact, there are ways to conduct affiliate marketing without spending a dime. However, it’s always best to own your own digital space online. Therefore, purchasing a domain name and small hosting account would be wise.

You can get a domain name for as little as $0.99 if you look for a coupon code or GoDaddy. Otherwise, the domain will cost you anywhere from $12 to $17 per year. A hosting account is very inexpensive and should never cost you over $10 per month.

As time goes on, you may decide to build additional websites in other niche markets or outsource the creation of your affiliate content reviews. These are costs you can incur at a later date, and pay for them by reinvesting your initial earnings if you want to.

Another place affiliates sometimes spend money is in purchasing and reviewing the products for their blog. This is not a requirement, but it can help you gain more trust with your audience.

Typically, if you are reviewing a digital product, you have the ability to secure a complimentary review copy before the launch of the product to prepare your review. Not every vendor is willing to do this, so you may have to shell out a bit of money if you want to personally check out the product.

Tangible products will usually need to be purchased by you, because most manufacturers will not send free items out to affiliates. However, as your online reputation grows as someone who consumers are turning to for advice, you can expect companies to reach out to you and offer to send their products free in exchange for a review.

Keep in mind that your followers are depending on you to maintain and ethical approach to your reviews. If you are giving companies a positive review, simply because they sent you the product, then you are failing your audience.

You will lose their trust, which will result in your earnings diminishing. Because your influence dwindles, companies will no longer want to send you products. So it is imperative that you be upfront with companies that your reviews will be honest and truthful.

In terms of the time you will be investing as an affiliate marketer, you have much more control over this than you would in other business models. If you were a digital info product creator, you would be working under a deadline for a launch.

But as an affiliate marketer, you get to go at your own pace. Of course, the more content you publish, the more you stand to gain in a shorter amount of time. If you are only able to create two product reviews per month, it’s going to take you a long time to gain any traction.

Ideally, you need to be reviewing products once a day, or several times per week minimum. The time it takes you to create a product review will vary from person to person.

Some people are able to create a product review in five or ten minutes, while others may take hours to create and publish their review. It also depends on what type of product you are reviewing and how you are doing it.

For example, if you are reviewing a tangible product, it may take you less time to discuss the features and benefits. If you are reviewing a digital course, it may take you hours or even days to go through the entire thing.

You may not be one of those affiliates who are simply discussing what is in the product, but prefer instead to create a case study that showcases your experience with the product.

In this case, it may take days or even weeks to get the final results and publish your review. With case study reviews, you may be publishing it in a series format, where a new segment goes live every day.

Finding the Best Niches to Earn in as an Affiliate

In any business model that you pursue online, you have to make a careful analysis and decision about which niche topic you will get into. Everyone has different priorities in terms of what is important to them.

Some people just want to stay busy and explore their passion and enthusiasm for a niche topic, with money as a secondary concern. Others have an immediate focus on the income stream, with their personal satisfaction for the niche not as important.

Ideally, you want to focus on a niche that provides both for you – a good influx of profits as well as a high level of appeal for the topic itself. If you focus on the money only upfront, you will eventually burn out and feel very dissatisfied with your career and having to immerse yourself in that topic day after day.

There are so many different niches to choose from, that it’s almost impossible for you to not be able to find a niche that is both lucrative and personally satisfying. Make a list of all of the topics in life that you enjoy to start with.

You might enjoy things like gardening, your cats, cooking for your family, getting fit at the gym, learning about and applying anti-aging efforts, making money online, traveling, etc.

You also want to include things that you not only enjoy, but that you have a great deal of knowledge in. It’s okay to list things that you are a beginner at, because part of what is wonderful about affiliate marketing is sharing your learning process and the products that helped you figure things out.

Next, you want to look at the niches that offer you dual income profits. What this means is that you have the ability to bring in commissions based on the promotion of both tangible and digital products.

There are some niches that only provide for one or the other. For example, if you are in the toy niche, it is primarily tangible items only. But if you are in the motivation niche, it is a digital one.

Most niches provide the ability to earn dual commissions. For example, if you are in the anti-aging niche, you will be promoting products about how to get fit and stay healthy over at the age of 40, and you will also be promoting tangible products such as at home exercise equipment, anti-aging supplements, skin creams, and more.

You want to look at the ability to earn income from your niche topic for a long time. Evergreen niches are those that will be around now and many years from now with no sign of disappearing.

You don’t want to target a topic that is solely trend based and has a high degree of trending downward quickly. While you might be able to make money in spurts like this, it doesn’t provide for the growth of a long term business.

You want to take your list of niche topics and begin looking at the various affiliate programs and products that are available for you to earn money with. If you have chosen a niche that has a few products, and not many sales, then that would not be a good fit for your business.

Start by going to Amazon and looking at both the nonfiction books and the tangible products that are available to the target audience for this niche. You want to see how vast the product lines are, how many brands are competing for this target audience, and how many sales are coming in based on the number of reviews.

When you’re looking at these reviews, you want to make sure that there are enough products that are highly rated for you to promote. If you have chosen a niche where customers are hard to please and most products have a three star or lower rating, that may be a sign for concern.

Next, go to Commission Junction and Share a Sale and look to see how many products you can find to promote there period. When you’re done, go to ClickBank, Warrior Plus, Udemy, and JVZoo and see what types of digital products you can find to promote.

Make sure you’re looking at the commission levels of all of these to ensure that you will be making enough money with your affiliate promotions to earn the desired income you hope to achieve.

Once you have found a niche topic that looks to be profitable and one you feel you will enjoy being involved in on a day to day basis, go ahead and conduct some research for keywords and choose a domain so that you can get your affiliate site set up.

Creating Product Reviews That Can Rake in Commissions

When your site is set up for affiliate marketing, it will be time for you to start creating product reviews that will begin bringing in the kind of commission you are hoping for. Being consistent with your review publications will help grow your income for a variety of reasons.

First and foremost, search engine bots will be crawling your site and your rank will increase if they can see that you are keeping your blog fresh with new content. In addition to that, human visitors will appreciate that they can come back to your site on a regular basis to find new information about products and a niche they are interested in.

There are many different types of affiliate product reviews that you can write that will earn you money. If you are limited on the amount of information that you have about certain products, then you may want to create a list review.

This is when you have something such as a top ten list of products, where you name and hyperlink the product and give a simple one to two paragraph summary of the benefits and features the product has.

This is typically information that you can gather on the sales page or product listing. You don’t need any personal, hands-on experience with the product. But you do still need to recommend items that are rated well.

Another type of review that you can do as an affiliate is a thorough individual product review. This is when you dive deep into a product to cover all of the features, benefits, and drawbacks of a product as well as discuss tips on how to use the product or maximize their return with it.

These are generally the kind of reviews that you will conduct through ownership or personal experience of the product, but not necessarily. If you are willing to gather information from other sources that give you insight into the performance of these products without personally owning it, then you can create a thorough review for your readers.

You never want to mislead your audience and make them believe that you have personally tried a product, when you haven’t. It’s okay to make recommendations based on the general marketplace availability of products, without owning each and every one.

Another type of product review that you can create is one that pits two products against one another. This is basically a compare and contrast review, where the individual features, price points, and benefits are analyzed to see which product is an overall better buy and a final recommendation is made between the two.

Increasing Earnings Over Time

As time goes on, you will be able to level up with your earnings. What started out as a simple and consistent publication of blog post reviews can transform into a multimedia empire where you are covering all bases with an audio podcast, video reviews, graphics and infographics, and of course, text.

If you want to grow your earnings outside of your blog, make sure you have a presence on all relevant social media networks where the target audience for your niche is active. You’ll want to check out sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, Pinterest, YouTube, and more to see if you can grow up following.

Make sure you are driving traffic back to your website, where they can read the numerous product reviews that you have put up in detail with the links. Depending on the social network rules, you may be able to link out to individual products from each item that you publish there.

One thing you may not have considered as an affiliate marketer, is that you can build a list of subscribers. This is not something that is your reserved solely for digital info product creators.

As an affiliate, you can reach out to your loyal subscribers on a regular basis whenever you have a new product review ready for them to consume. You will also be able to steer them in the right direction whenever you find out about a special discount or sale that they need to know about.

Make sure you create a lead magnet offer that entices people to sign up to your list. This could be a buyer’s guide or a tip sheet that helps them learn how to shop smart for the niche products they are interested in.

Once you have these people on your list, you can not only send them to your blog to consume the product reviews you have posted, but you can also make recommendations directly within the email itself, depending on the rules of the platform you are promoting.

Methods of Making Money Online #3 – Digital Info Product Creator

If you’re looking for a very lucrative business model to launch in the year 2022 as an online entrepreneur, you might want to consider becoming a digital information product creator.

Decades ago, when a consumer wanted to learn something, they either had to take classes about it or read a book. But now, regardless of what time of day it is, they can download it directly onto their computer and consume the information instantly.

Digital info products sell at a much higher price point than a book you might pick up at Barnes and Noble or on Amazon. Plus, you have the added ability to recruit affiliates to promote your product for you and add to your revenue.

Digital Info Products Are a Lucrative Business Model

So just how much money can be made from selling a digital info product? Well if you are unknown, have failed to network with anyone, and don’t have a list, it won’t be as much as someone who has taken the steps to make sure their launch will be a success.

When you go through the proper product creation and launch steps, you stand to make thousands of dollars in a few days. There are some info product creators who bring in four figures in four days, and some who bring in seven figures in the same amount of time.

What you need to be focused on is creating an entire line or library of info products for your brand. It’s not just about creating a single product to put out in the marketplace – it’s about developing a series that people will keep coming back for.

When you have more than one digital info product, the sales build upon themselves. For example, your first product may have been about how to create a niche blog. your second product might be about how to rank your blog for proper search engine optimization.

Months later, you release a new product about how to be an affiliate marketer. The people who come to your sales page and buy this product as their first product from you, will see your back list of existing digital info products and want to buy those as well if the quality of the first one they own is up to par.

You can also use your backlist of existing digital info products to build your revenue in other ways. You can use it as a bonus whenever you promote someone else’s product, or you can package them up and offer a bundled discount for a special occasion such as your birthday or a major holiday.

You can’t just quietly create an info product and list it for sale under the radar and expect it to succeed. You have to be willing to put yourself out there and build a buzz for your launch that helps you increase earnings substantially.

Choosing a Topic for Your Product

Choosing the topic for your product can be a daunting experience. Many people procrastinate and delay their launch because every idea they come up with feels wrong. They worry about the fact that the competition has already done something similar.

If you go look on the bookshelves of a major bookseller, you’ll see the same topic being done by multiple authors. Consumers like to have a variety of styles to learn from, and your insight and ability to lead your audience will be completely different from someone else.

Assuming you already have your niche topic, you will want to conduct some research to see what the top problem areas are for that audience. You may want to create a broad digital info product that covers everything as a whole.

If you do this, you won’t be able to go in depth with each subtopic. But that’s okay. You can have a broad overview of the topic with tips in it, followed by a series of in depth and targeted info products on each of the sub topics that go into detail.

For example, you might have and info product called Internet Marketing for Newbies. This would be a broad overview teaching them what it means to be an online marketer, and what opportunities are available to them.

Then, following up in your series, you could have individual info products on each of the topics that you discussed in the original course. You need to conduct some research to find out what the main problem areas are for your niche audience.

The first thing you can do is look at the marketplace to see what is already being sold in your niche. If you are in a niche like weight loss, you may notice a trend for one certain type of diet plan that you can start with.

The next place you can go, after looking at places such as Amazon, ClickBank, Warrior Plus, and JVZoo is to the forums that consumers gather at in your niche. In these forms, people often gather to discuss problems and solutions, as well as products they recommend.

Once you are finished gathering information there, head to a keyword tool of your choice to find out what your target audience is typing in to search engines to find information about.

This will help you compile a list of product ideas for your series as well as the outline for each individual info product that you will be creating. As you conduct your research, make sure you are making a mental note of the comments from buyers or prospective consumers who have felt that something was lacking in the products currently in the marketplace.

You will want to make sure that your info product addresses those needs. You can also make sure to add it to the bulletpoints on your sales page so that the audience knows they will finally have a product that delivers for them.

Media Formats That Sell Well as Info Products

After you have the idea and outline for your digital info product, it will be time to begin creating the content for it. You need to decide what media format you will deliver to your audience.

The two most prevalent media styles for digital info products are text and video. You will have consumers who complain about each one of them. Some people hate to read, and others hate to watch video.

There’s no way to please everyone unless you decide to create a hybrid info product, where you create a set of video modules and pair them with a text transcript in the form of a PDF download.

That way, there is something for everyone. However, this is a time consuming process, so you will have to factor that in when you determine your launch date and how much time you need to create your info product.

You also want to base your decision on what you are good at. For example, you may be a wonderful writer, but struggle with the technology or competence that is needed for the creation of video content.

Luckily, both of these media formats can be learned and improved by you if you are willing to take time to level up. But if you are not, you should pick the media format that you are better at.

The great thing is, you have the ability to polish up anything you create that appears substandard in terms of quality. If you want to create a text eBook as your digital info product, you can always create the content and then outsource it to an editor for the polishing process

If you are not good at creating video, you might want to record the audio portion and hire someone who can create the slides, intro and outro for your professional video modules.

Then, you can simply use a tool such as Camtasia or CamStudio and lay the audio file over the video one to merge the two. Always make sure that you check all of the files for quality control once they are complete.

You may also want to enlist the help of some consumers and give them a free review copy in exchange for honest feedback about what they liked, didn’t like, and what could be improved upon.

This will give you a chance to make changes or edits before the info product goes live to ensure you are releasing a top quality product under your brand. You don’t want to put something on the marketplace that is deemed low quality because it will impact your future sales.

Pick Your Platform and Start Earning

The next step in your digital info product journey is to choose a platform where you want to list your info product. There are many different options available to you. Most people list their product on one of the top three digital product platforms.

The first one would be ClickBank, which has a digital marketplace in many different niches that affiliates can go to in order to find items to promote to their target audience. Or, you might want to consider JVZoo, which also has many different digital products in a variety of niches.

Another popular marketplace is Warrior Plus, which has an easy to use system and a knowledge bank to walk you through it all. If you don’t want to use any of these platforms, you can also choose something like Udemy.

All of these options allow you to have a built in affiliate program so that you can recruit people to promote your info product for you and they will get paid through the system itself.

You also have the ability to gain more attention being listed on one of these sites because they have top ranking pages where you can see what the bestselling products are.

This makes consumers want to own those products, but it also makes affiliates want to promote them because they know the traffic is being converted into sales. You also have potential to be listed on their affiliate launch calendar.

Although these options are nice for the added exposure, they’re not your only choice. You can also install a product such as AMember and launch the product through your own site, with your own built in affiliate system.

This may help you cut down on some of the fees that you have to pay, even though they are usually taken out of each sale rather than something that has to be paid separately. If you choose to simply put up a buy button through PayPal, without any sort of affiliate system, you will be unable to recruit people to promote for you.

Ways to Increase Earnings for Your Launches

You want to earn the most amount of money possible whenever you launch a digital info product. There are strategic ways you can ensure your launch will be able to maximize its revenue.

First and foremost, whenever you are planning your product launch, don’t stop with a single product per launch. You want to have a complete funnel in place that satisfies the consumer’s desire to get several good deals, and meets the requirement of the affiliate to be able to earn enough money to promote.

If you only have a front end product for $9.95, must have filiates will pass up the opportunity to promote that 50% offer of commissions because it’s not enough to make it worth it to them.

However, if you have several upgrade options, which are higher priced at anywhere from $27 to $97, you will have a better chance of recruiting top affiliates. Just make sure that your upgrade offers are complementary to the front end product, without making it appear as if they must own it in order for the front end to work.

This is a common frustration for many consumers of digital info products because the vendor insinuates that unless they buy the upgrades, the entire system they just purchased on the front end will be worthless.

Conduct a bit of background research to find out who the best affiliates are in your niche and then approach each one with a personalized message, a link to your JV (joint venture) page, and a complimentary review copy for them to examine.

Another way that you can increase the earnings with your digital info product launch is to offer additional rights to the product. In most cases, digital content vendors simply release a personal use only license.

This means the buyer can only read, watch, absorb, and use the lessons that are taught in the course. They cannot share or pass them on to other people or claim them as their own.

However, in some cases, you will see a digital info product that has two options on the sales page. The first one is the usual personal use license. But the second one will be and upcharge that allows the buyer to own private label rights to the course.

When they own private label rights, they have the ability to edit and alter the course and put their name on it as the author so that they can resell it. They can’t resell it to others with the same private label rights, but they can sell it with personal use rights for others to read.

Earning money as a digital info product creator is rewarding when you take the steps needed to release a top quality product that both consumers and affiliates will be satisfied with.

You will be building a list of buyers that you can cater to for years to come as you branch out and release additional info products as well as promoting your competitors who release those of their own.

Methods of Making Money Online #4 – Selling Private Label Rights

If you’re looking for a content-based stream of income, which does not rely on you trying to dominate in the search engine results pages or drive a high level of traffic to your site, then you may want to consider getting into the business of becoming a private label rights (PLR) vendor.

Private label rights is a business where you are selling content that you create for other people to buy. It’s similar to a freelance service provider situation, where you would be ghostwriting content or creating graphics or other media formats of content for others and letting them use it as their own.

The only difference between the freelance service provider and a private label rights vendor is that you are selling to multiple buyers over time, as opposed to exchanging hours for a set dollar amount.

If you were ghostwriting for someone, the two of you would agree on a project with a certain number of pages or pieces at a specific price point – but with PLR, you have a product to sell and use in your business and there are no limits to what you can earn with it.

Content Demands Mean PLR Sells Well

If you’re going to become a private label rights seller, you may have worried because you have seen people asking if PLR is dead. They have been asking this for more than two decades.

It’s never a true statement, and the worry is completely unnecessary. In fact, more and more men and women are becoming online entrepreneurs who work from home and who are trying to build their own business.

Because of this fact, they all need content. Many people fail to have the time, expertise, or talent to create content for their niche audience. That’s where you step in. You will be providing them with one piece of the puzzle that helps them complete their online business goals.

While they are working on strategy and networking (as well as other planning elements), you will be creating the products that they will be able to use to attract people to their website, cater to their subscribers, and build a loyal following online.

You may also be the direct resource of the very products that they will be selling and earning a living with. There are many people who find out about a lucrative niche, but they don’t have the leadership to guide an audience themselves.

They will be relying on you to create complete info products that they can use and brand as their own. The great thing about selling private label rights is that when a consumer begins to utilize this type of service and product, they will often keep coming back for years to come.

This is a very convenient, affordable, and easy way for them to cross off a task on their to do list. Content demands never end for an online entrepreneur. They need to post to their blog frequently in an effort to appease search engine bots and prove that they have a fresh website.

They have to do the same when catering to their email subscriber list. They need lead magnets in order to build a list. Not just one lead magnet, but a variety of them so that they can split test and attract subscribers who have different needs.

They also need to have products to sell, scripts for video content they can create or audio podcasts that will help them build an audience, and more. This doesn’t just happen for one day or one week, or even for one year.

It’s a continual process that lasts every day of every year, and it’s what will help them sustain their business growth over time. The second they stop publishing and catering to the needs of their niche, they will fall to the bottom of the marketplace as a more consistent marketer takes the lead.

Start By Picking a Good Topic

When you think about what topics to sell as a PLR vendor, not everything will necessarily be a good option. If you are trying to choose a low traffic topic that has very few products, then you likely will not find many buyers who are willing to pay for content.

That’s because there are not as many competitors and they can rank easily by publishing less often and using their own written words. There are many evergreen topics that you can create PLR packages on that will sell wonderfully again and again.

For example, success or online marketing is a top seller for most PLR vendors. You can also target the same audience with topics such as time management, motivation or inspiration, etc.

Other topics that are highly in demand because they have a huge audience are those such as diet and exercise, stress relief, pets, anti-aging, survival, and more. These aren’t the only topics that will earn you money, however.

For example, there are many real estate agents who need content to bring in clients and customers, but very little PLR that addresses that. They do not have time or sometimes talent to create the content they need for their website, so they look for readymade content from people like you.

You can teach people how to stage their home, how to sell or buy a home, how to you get their finances ready for a mortgage, etc. Don’t dismiss the idea of capitalizing on major trend topics, which may not be evergreen.

Sometimes they are an offshoot of an evergreen topic. For example, survival and prepping is a topic that is thriving online and has been for many years. However, at one time there was an Ebola patient that was brought to America, and sales of that specific niche topic soared as people wanted to know what it meant and how to protect themselves.

When you go to pick a topic for your PLR bundles, you want to look at what has already sold to PLR buyers in the marketplace prior to your launch. You can check sites like Warrior Plus and JVZoo as well as PLR vendor sites directly.

If they are creating ongoing packs about a specific topic, you can bet they are making sales. Another thing you can do is go to sites like Amazon and look for both the tangible products being purchased on the bestsellers list and also look at the book bestseller lists so that you can see which topics are selling well decide if it would be a good fit.

For example, you might find that micro habitats is a topic that is selling well on Amazon, and this would probably make a great slant for work at home entrepreneurs, allowing you to capitalize on the trend.

Create Content They Can Use in Many Places

The purpose for your buyers in purchasing your products is to alleviate their own task list, which often consists of publishing content in a variety of places. The first thing they will want are articles that they can publish to their blog so that their domain begins to rise in the search engine results pages and receive organic traffic.

These can be anywhere from 400 words and up, and many people will pay $2 per page for articles that are longer in length. Another thing they will want to post to their blog are product reviews.

These are especially crucial for tangible product reviews, which have to go on their blog rather than in their email autoresponder, according to some platform rules such as Amazon.

The product reviews that you write can be for both digital and tangible products, and they can post them to their blog, and on social networking sites. Many marketers will be using your product reviews and other forms of content as a script for them to create audio podcasts or YouTube videos.

You want to make sure that they have enough content to nurture their audience via email. List building is one of the most important tasks that a marketer has. Unfortunately, many do not know how to provide value, and that’s where your content can be of use.

You can create individual emails or those that unfold in a series, which will help them maintain subscribers and keep their unsubscribe rate low. They can also use this email series as a lead magnet offer, rather than a simple PDF download that someone can grab and then unsubscribe.

Many PLR vendors also create specific content for a variety of social networking sites. For example, you might find items in a bundle that are specific for Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram.

These might be short snippets of one sentence each that can be tweeted out to their audience, or an infographic or image along with a brief bit of text that can go on another social site, such as Instagram.

Multiple Ways to Earn from PLR Sales

Selling PLR means you have at least four different ways to profit from your business model. Each one gives you a different amount of money in a different timeframe. First, you’ll want to start doing launches for the packs and bundles that you create.

The launch is the first thing that’s done with new PLR because many buyers rush to buy content they can own and use early. So you’ll see a fast influx of sales during your initial launch period, which can be anywhere from 72 hours to a full week.

With a PLR launch, you’ll select your topic, outline what will go into the pack, such as 35 articles or six short lead magnets, for example. You’ll create a joint venture (JV) page detailing the launch and announce it to prospective affiliates.

While affiliates are readying their bonuses and promos, you’ll be working on creating the content. During the launch, if you have recruited top affiliates, you can see anywhere from a few thousand to well over ten thousand dollars come in during that short launch period.

You’ll also be building a list of PLR buyers. Another way to produce income from your PLR sales is by promoting your competitor PLR vendors to the list of buyers you built. Make sure you only promote reputable vendors or you’ll lose their trust.

Once your PLR launch has ended, make sure you put the packages of content on your PLR store. You can use AMember to build a store and leave your content there for sale at full price (as opposed to the discount you offer during the launch).

Your content, if it’s evergreen, will sell for months and years to come. You can recruit affiliates for your store, too – not just your launch. You can offer them coupon codes to give their buyers, too, if you want.

Another way to profit from the PLR you’re selling is to bundle things up once in awhile and sell it at a discount. For example, let’s say you had several bundles on the topic of personal development.

You first launch each one at a discount price of $17. Then they go on your store for the full $35 price tag. After a bit of time has passed, if you want to bundle a few or all of them up into something discounted, you can do that.

So instead of paying $35 per pack, or even $17 per pack, they can get five bundles for $37 – helping them save money and helping you earn some. Never do this right after a launch – this is to be done much later when the content earnings have dwindled.

And lastly, you can earn by using the PLR yourself as content to grow a website, create info products, or use as product review content. Just because you’re selling it to others doesn’t mean you can’t own a license yourself.

Maximizing Your Earnings By Using PLR for Bonus Income

We mentioned previously that you could promote your competitors. Because you’re selling PLR already, you can create packages of private label rights that are reserved exclusively as bonuses for people who buy through your link.

For example, let’s say one of your competitors is having a launch with a three-part funnel of PLR. You want to promote it. You can create a package that never gets launched or goes on your store and increase the odds that people will buy through your link if it’s the only way to get access to it.

You can do this for PLR launches as well as other digital info product launches. Most people buying a digital product would appreciate having some sort of content they can use on their site.

The content you use doesn’t have to be new and exclusive, though. It’s always going to convert better if you do it that way, but you can also tempt people with volume of older content, as long as it’s still relevant and not outdated.

Selling private label rights is a great business model to pursue for an income that provides large spurts of cash as well as a slower growing residual revenue stream. If you can create text, image or video (or even audio in some cases) content, then you should have buyers willing to pay you to do this task for them.

Methods of Making Money Online #5 – Self-Published Author

Maybe you have an idea or a story that you’d like to share with the world. If you’ve ever dreamed of being an author, there’s no better time than right now to achieve that goal. Sure, there are a few things that you need to learn to make it happen, but you can do it.

There are many would-be authors who have never been able to find an agent and get picked up by a publishing house. But self-publishing allowed them to find a rabid and loyal fanbase helped then become a fulltime author.

Taking a non-Traditional Route

Years ago, everything had to be traditional. If you wanted to publish a non-fiction or fiction book, then you had to submit it to a publishing company. Many of these publishing companies wouldn’t even look at a manuscript if it didn’t come through a literary agent.

Literary agents were extremely selective in the clients that they took on. Some writers were refused – not because the quality of the writing was bad – but because the publisher or agent had already taken on a book that had a similar theme.

Many would-be writers gave up on the thought of publishing anything because it was just too difficult to break through. That’s sad, because there are no doubt many great stories that were lost due to the power of the traditional route of publishing.

There’s a lot to be said for traditions. But not all of them are good if they keep your dreams from coming true. When you have an idea or a story to be told, you deserve the chance to bring it to life – to get it into the hands of readers.

There are so many people that you can entertain or that you can help with your knowledge. Now, more than ever, it’s a lot easier to get published. You don’t have to bide your time and wait for a publisher to accept you.

You don’t have to send out queries and hope a literary agent will pay attention and want to sign you. If you want to become a published author, you just need to make the decision that it’s what you want.

Yes, it really is that easy. You may have seen the prestigious lists that showcase traditionally published books. The New York Time’s Bestseller list routinely mentions the books that sell well.

So does the USA Today bestseller list. If you’re like some people, then you probably think that hitting either one of these lists is something that’s reserved solely for those in traditional publishing.

But that’s not true any longer. You don’t have to go through a publisher to get your book on a list. There are certain criteria that does have to be met, which is basically that you need to sell a number of books in order to be considered a bestseller.

But that’s really not as hard to do as you might think it is. Plus there are numerous steps that you can take to make sure your book is one that sells well. So if you have a book in you that you want to get out, now’s the time to make that happen.

And the good news is that you can take a non-traditional route to publishing whether you write fiction books or non-fiction books.

Learning Your Craft Means More Than Just Writing

The first piece of advice you may hear about writing is to learn your craft. What that basically means is that you need to know what you should do in order to tell a good story.

But it’s not just about the writing. It’s also about selling. The more that you learn about the art of writing and selling that writing, the more money you’ll make and the better your book will be received by readers and reviewers.

As a self-published author, it’s going to be up to you to make sure your book sells. But that doesn’t mean that you have to reinvent the wheel. There are already so many ways that you can get your book in front of an audience.

You need to make sure you have a strong online presence. This means you have social media accounts that you update regularly. Each social media platform has ways that you can use them to promote your book.

Part of your online presence means having a website or blog where people can visit to find more information about your current books, upcoming books, etc. You want to be sure that your book blurbs are spot on.

The best way to write a blurb is to write one that’s geared toward your genre. For example, if you’re writing suspense, go look on Amazon’s top 100 bestselling books in that category.

Study how those blurbs are done. What you’ll usually find across all the genres is that the blurb introduces the main character, the trope or inciting event and the conflict. You should also learn how to use ads to market your book.

There are low-key or free places you can use to place ads, such as with sites that are open to self-published authors. These might be places like blogs with decent followings, influencer’s social media platforms, etc.

But you can buy ads on places such as Amazon. A word of caution: don’t just slap up an ad and hope it does well to advertise your book. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you’re wasting your money.

Learn how to do Amazon ads. That means you should know your target audience. You should understand and use relevant keywords. You need to know how to analyze your ad campaign to see what’s working.

You can also advertise on Facebook. You can set up your author page and then create your ad campaign. Though the site will walk you through it step by step, just like with Amazon, if you don’t know what you’re doing, you need to learn.

Otherwise, you’ll waste your hard-earned dollars. You can find free tutorials on ads for authors simply by doing an online search. Branding is something else that you need to learn about the craft.

This is a term that just means it’s what your readers can know or expect from one of your books. For example, if you’ve built a readership by writing sexy or steamy novels, it would be out of your branding to suddenly introduce a sweet novel.

When an audience of readers sees your name on the cover of a book, they know exactly what kind of story they’re in for. Across your books, you may have similar colors, fonts or book covers as part of your branding. It’s something that unites your books.

Writing to Market and Editing for Success

There’s a lot of confusion about writing to market and exactly what it is. Some writers think it means you have to write books that you don’t enjoy writing. That’s not true. You can write what you want.

When you write a book to market it only means that you’re writing a story that has a market or audience that wants to read that story and you’re meeting their expectations. This market is already there and it’s found in the type of genre you write in.

For example, you might write in the romance genre. If you look on Amazon under that genre, you’ll find it broken down into subcategories. These can be ones like romantic fantasy, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, etc.

Sometimes categories are listed by a trope such as “holiday romance.” When you’re writing to market, what you want to do is locate your main genre’s top 100, then drill down to the stats on the books that are the top sellers in that genre.

You’re paying attention to the book ranking because it will tell you if that category is oversaturated or not or if there’s a market or not. The less saturated a market, the less books you have to sell to hit Amazon’s top 100 list in your category.

What you want to find is the spot where there’s a market for your book, but not necessarily one where you wouldn’t be able to stand out. Writing to market means that in any given genre, your audience wants something specific.

For example, in paranormal romance, you’ll find that shapeshifters are a hot seller.

Now if you were to write something totally obscure like penguin shapeshifters, more than likely, you’ll find there’s no market for that.

So first, find the genre you enjoy writing in and then look at what’s selling in that genre. Look through the subcategories to find one that you feel best suits you. Once your book is written, it must be edited.

If you’re starting your career as a self-published author and there’s just no budget to hire an editor, you can either read the manuscript aloud to yourself – which helps to catch mistakes – or you can find beta readers.

You can find beta readers to help catch typos and grammar mistakes in your book in groups that you can find on Facebook. Just keep in mind they’re spending their time for free to help you with your book, so they’re doing you a favor.

Be polite and professional even if they don’t like your book. You should never turn in a first draft to an editor or beta reader. Edit the manuscript yourself by giving it at least one pass to check for consistency, plot holes, typos and grammar issues.

If you can afford to outsource to an editor, you’ll want to choose the type of editing that’s most needed for your manuscript. If you have a good grasp on sentence structure and you’re great at spelling, then odds are you probably don’t need a copyeditor or a proofreader.

What you may need is a developmental edit. This is when an editor looks at the entire book. He or she will check the pacing of the book, the emotional growth of the characters, conflict, the dialogue, and more to make sure everything is well done and balanced out. If you’re new to writing, you may benefit most from getting a developmental edit.

Picking the Right Platforms to Publish On

There are plenty of platforms to put your book on. Some authors stick to one, while others put them on several. This is a practice known as going wide. One of the easiest platforms to use is Amazon’s Kindle publishing.

Amazon is one of the first places that comes to mind when it comes to self-publishing. That’s because Amazon has a huge audience reach and actively promotes the books on their site.

Plus, if you choose to, you can upload both eBook and print versions of your manuscript on the site. The amount of royalties you can earn will depend on the price you set for the book as well as whether or not you set it up for the book to be exclusive to Amazon.

While you earn more royalties if you do that and may get better advertising from the site, if your book is pulled for any reason, then all of a sudden that income is gone. This is why many authors don’t put all their financial eggs in one basket and choose to go wide.

Another platform you can use to publish your book is Apple Books. It’s a simple step by step process to upload your book to the site. You can upload your book in something like Draft2Digital, which is a publishing aggregator.

This is a service where you upload your book in the site and in turn, it handles the distribution of your book to various platforms so that you don’t have to do all the work.

You can also sell your book through Ingram.

This is a site that can also distribute your book. Many self-published authors also use Kobo. All you have to do is upload your manuscript. You can choose the price, line up pre-orders and the site adds your book to their list of books for sale.

You do not have to be exclusive with Kobo, so you can choose to use multiple platforms to sell your books. Barnes & Noble is another platform for self-published authors to use. Their site is called Barnes & Noble Press.

To put your book on the site is similar to how you would do it on Kobo. You upload it and choose the pricing. Barnes & Noble will showcase your book using their marketing materials, such as their promotional emails.

Whichever platform you choose to use, you’ll have to make sure that you understand the terms of service, because violating it will get you kicked off the platform. Since percentages that each platform takes can vary, you’ll also want to make sure you set your price point to earn the amount of royalties you want to get after the platform’s cut.

Following Up Your Success with a Series

If you choose to, you can write a standalone book. Sometimes a standalone book takes off and does well financially and helps make the author a recognizable name among readers.

However, a book series can bring in more success, especially financially when they’re done right. Some self-published authors earn six figures by writing a series. A series can become part of your brand.

For example, if you write multiple books in a series about a detective, that detective series becomes what you’re widely known for. When readers get hooked with book one and love the character, they’re going to want the rest of the books in the series.

They become a fan and they want more to keep feeding their hunger for the world or the character. By creating a series, you’re building what’s known as a backlist. For example, let’s say you’re now writing book seven in a series.

Books one through six are known as your backlist. You can use book seven to promote your backlist simply by talking about it in the back of the book when you’re linking readers to your website or social media sites.

In books one through six, at the back of the book, you can offer a taste of the next book in the series as a way of hooking the reader in. When they read the first chapter of the next book that you show in the previous book, they want to continue the series.

You don’t have to stick to just one series, either. You can have multiple series. If you find that at the end of the series, readers are asking what happened before the characters came to life in book one, you can go back and write a prequel book and readers will buy that too.

The great thing about writing a series is that one book can hook your readers all the way through. Each series that you write stands to earn you more in royalties because readers will go through and buy them all at once.

Plus, you can take each series if you choose to and put them in what’s known as a box set. This is when you bundle the books and instead of selling them individually, you sell them lumped together for one price.

You stand to make more money in royalties that way. Readers love feeling like they get more for their money. What you have to keep in mind is that readers don’t like waiting forever in order to get the next book in a series.

So write ahead. That means you should wait until you have more than one book in a series before you upload it to any platform. Many self-published writers wait until they have three books already written and ready to go.

They create a publishing calendar and stick to it. It can be something like a book every two months or whatever you can handle. If you choose to write a series, use a planner of some kind to keep track of all of your characters, timelines, world building, publishing schedule (including pre-order dates) and marketing.

Methods of Making Money Online #6 – Social Media Influencer

One of the fairly newer business models that has solidified in recent years as a specific career option is that of a social media influencer. There have always been individuals, primarily celebrities, who have attracted the attention of brands and been gifted free products in exchange for a mention of them in public.

But now, anyone who can build a social following has the potential to become and influencer and build a formidable business out of their efforts. This can be done on almost any social media platform – including sites and apps like Instagram, Tik Tok, YouTube and more.

With social media influencing, it’s a little harder to nail down the exact monetary compensation you might enjoy with this career. It will vary based on the niche, the number of followers you have, and the products that you are discussing.

However, what starts on a small scale may grow into a product empire of your own, if past success of other social media influencers is anything like your own path. Once you understand what makes a brand want to invest in your social media marketing, you will be able to expand those efforts and duplicate them so that you maximize your earnings.

What Is an Influencer?

A social media influencer is a person or account that has achieved a level of recognition due to their ability to persuade their followers to want to wear what they wear, eat what they eat, listen to what they listen to, and more.

This is a very aesthetic and socially engaging career. It took off primarily on Instagram, which is a social media site and app based on images, and later video. Some of the influencers developed a following that exploded almost overnight based on a few strategic posts.

This is almost identical to the business model of affiliate marketing, in regards to the way someone has to become a leader and guide in a niche in order to be able to make recommendations that are high converters.

When you decide to become a social media influencer, you need to know exactly what performs well on the social app or site that you intend on using. You need to study the images or videos to see what the aesthetic and technical details are like, including the length of videos.

Because these tools are often changing, you will be required to stay on top of the features that are released so that you can be one of the early users of whatever is new to the platform.

Becoming a Brand Ambassador

There are many social media influencers who start out as simple brand ambassadors. As your account begins to grow, you will have many different brands reach out to you wanting you to use their products or mention them in a good light to help bring about awareness of their products.

The payment for this type of online career can be anything from being gifted free products to earning a salary of up to $50,000 per year. Some brand ambassadors don’t just use their online platforms to create messaging for the company, but also represent the brand at special offline events.

When you set out to become a brand ambassador, make sure you become known for one major thing. Whether it’s beauty products or fitness, cooking or something else – build your channel and account around that topic.

Work on creating an aesthetic or style for your account that is easily recognizable. You don’t want to have a mix of content that doesn’t match well. If you want to, you can leverage the influence of others, too.

Using certain sites like Tik Tok, you can duet or stitch your video with that of someone else. A duet is a side-by-side video (or above/below), while a stitch starts out with one video, and then leads into the other person’s.

This can lead to some strategic collaborations if both audiences like the two of you working together. Just make sure you watch comments to see what the reactions are from the audience.

You can have guests on your channel to help with content creation. People love it when their favorite social media influencers crossover into other accounts. Just be strategic with who you do this with.

Bringing in Affiliate Influencer Income

The great thing about affiliate influencer careers is that it’s often built in a very natural and organic way. Oftentimes, the individuals who achieve influencer status are simply showcasing how they are living their life, and the way in which they do it attracts an audience that wants to mimic them.

You will be able to create posts, stories, and videos to attract and cater to the target audience that brands are hoping to reach. You want to have a voice and personality with your account, not simply say whatever a company has you read.

Make sure you are paying attention to trends that are happening on whatever social media site or app you are using. For example, on Tik Tok, there are certain sounds you can use that will be popular one day or a week.

When you use that song or sound in your own content, others can find it by looking at all of the videos using that particular sound. You can tailor your message to fit a brand’s request and capitalize on the popularity of the trend at the same time.

When your posts begin to show great success and engagement for the brand, they will be more likely to hire you again and pay more the next time. So do your best to achieve organic results and never try to game the system with false followers or engagement they might be able to discover.

You’ll often see “follow and I’ll follow back” requests in the comments section of your posts. Never agree to these. These people will follow you, get you to follow them, and then unfollow you.

It’s better to focus on creating value-based, unique and original content that your target audience enjoys and attract a genuine following of people who like the type of content you’re putting out.

There are some influencer positions you can apply for with companies and brands, but most will seek you out. They will contact you via private message or direct message with an offer or opening discussion.

Consistency with your posts will be key to your success. You can’t expect to be paid as a social media influencer if you’re constantly abandoning your audience and only showing up whenever you feel like it.

This should be treated like a fulltime career, and ideally, you’ll be posting at least once per day, if not more. You have to take into consideration the time it requires to edit, post and share your content with others, making sure you use the right keywords or hashtags to help your content get found.

If you need to create any graphics for your channel or account, you can either do it yourself using tools like Canva, or outsource it to other individuals who work as freelancers on sites like Fiverr.

Charging for Sponsored Ads

Charli D’Amelio is a good example of someone who earns a great deal of money from sponsored ads as a social media influencer. What started out as a fun Tik Tok account of lip syncing songs and dancing, has transformed into a business, TV show, and a lot of sponsored revenue.

She is the most followed creator on the app, and brought in over $4 million on her very first year as a Tik Tokker. Brands like Dunkin’, EOS Cosmetics, and Hollister pay her money for sponsored ads.

Understand that you’re not going to land a major account like these right off the bat. It takes time to grow your account to the place where brands would be interested in paying you money to mention their name.

So do some research about which brands in your niche deal with social influencers and then work to strategically land the smallest account, first. As other (bigger) brands see that you’re being hired and that your posts are working to increase brand awareness and sales, they’ll be more willing to take a look at what you can do for them.

You can find partners to work with if no one is approaching you by using services like Valued Voice. Here, you can create a profile and showcase your accounts. You’ll pick categories and what you charge to promote.

Brands can find your listing there, check out your channels, and contact you for a possible promotion opportunity. These platforms are typically free to use and they will take a small portion of the agreed upon price.

When you get a sponsor, you can create videos or take pictures of you using the product. Make sure you use the hashtags related to the product and come up with a good caption for it.

Partnering with Others for Income

From time to time, you will be approached with the offer to collaborate with another social media influencer. Sometimes, there are automated bot accounts that comment on your posts, but other times they will be genuine collaboration offers that may work out well for you.

You have to be careful about who you partner up with, because if they become known for anything unsavory, that may taint your reputation in the social stratosphere. Make sure you do adequate research beforehand about the other person prior to sealing any kind of deal with them.

There are some scams involving collaborations or social media ambassador positions, where they will ask you to purchase the product up front, and they will reimburse you at a later date (or so they say).

You never want to pay for a product that someone else is asking you to promote. If they want you to mention it, it needs to be gifted to you so that you can make an informed decision about it before you discuss it with your followers.

Embarking on a Product Creation Path

When your account grows substantially, you’ll want to consider creating products of your own. You can quickly and easily use online tools to create print on demand products like t-shirts, and also write and self-publish a book.

If you’re doing something like a beauty or skincare line, you can work with a company that can formulate it and design a product brand for you based on your name recognition.

If you want to see what some of the top social media influencers are doing with their accounts, you may want to check out individuals like Addison Rae, Khaby Lame, or Huda Beauty.

All of these have found influencer success and have companies and brands reaching out to them, or have created their own products based on the response they garnered on social media.

James Charles and Jeffree Star are two men who embarked on beauty influencing journeys. Both created their own product line of cosmetics, which were showcased in major retailers and allowed them to rake in over $22-200 million.

These two have both experienced drama and public “cancellations” due to previous or current behavior, but not before each earned millions to fund their lavish lifestyles and purchase mansions.

Keep in mind that social media stars will often be dragged into drama and situations that others will enjoy, so steer clear of any negative interactions with others. Brands won’t want to hire you – and consumers won’t buy your products – if they see you as tainted.

Addison Rae and Charli D’Amelio both have products, ranging from beauty to fashion. Emma Chamberlain has a coffee line, since she was frequently seen with a cup of coffee in her online social media posts.

Social media shows no signs of slowing down at this point. YouTube is the second largest search engine in existence. Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok see billions of users every month, followed by the popularity of Snapchat.

Keep an eye on the development of future social media so that you can create and position yourself on the site or app early on in its development. If you are using this strategy to create a career, you want to immerse yourself in everything there is to know about the social media platform you intend to use.

Becoming a social media influencer can be a fun and exciting journey. Not only do you get to inform and educate your audience, but you get to do so in a way that allows you to be creative and showcase your personality.

Don’t worry about any haters who try to stir up negative emotions in you along the way. This is to be expected and engaging with trolls only makes you look foolish, and will attract more of the same.

Why Freelance Writers Should Sign Up for Medium

Find out all the great reasons why freelance writers should sign up for Medium. It’s the perfect platform to start publishing your work and make money.

Freelance Writers Should Be Writing On Medium

Whether you’re just starting your freelance writing journey or you’ve been at it for a while, writing on Medium has countless benefits. It’s free to join and start creating, and you can also monetize your account by joining the Medium Partner Program. Become part of a diverse, global community of writers, hone your skills, and develop your own unique style.

Medium is much more than a way to make money from your writing. It helps you form a writing routine, allows you to explore writing about a wide variety of topics, and gives you a way to interact with fellow writers.

In addition to being an exceptional writing platform, Medium is also a place where you can gain inspiration by delving into any subject that interests you. Keep reading to find out why freelance writers should sign up for Medium.

Why Should Freelance Writers Sign Up for Medium?

Many of us dream of writing on what we’re passionate about and making money at the same time. When you start publishing your writing on Medium, you’ll be able to do just that.

Medium is an excellent platform for experimenting with your writing style. It also allows you to track your engagement stats, so you’re able to see what worked well and where you can improve.

When you publish your work through the Medium Partner Program, you get paid based on the number of reads your piece gets. That way, your published content keeps earning money for you.

Take advantage of other writers’ expertise and use Medium as a source for doing your research and learning about your target audience. In addition, you can often get feedback on your work from fellow writers.

If you’ve been waiting for the right sign that it’s time to launch your freelance writing career, this is it. And Medium is the perfect place to get started.

Expand Your Portfolio

Have you just accomplished a career change to writing and don’t have much (or any) work published yet? Or maybe you’re ghostwriting and can’t tell people who you’re currently writing for.

Medium gives you a place to store and organize your work while getting it in front of an audience. It’s a zero-risk way to start putting yourself and your writing out there.

You’ll soon build a following and gain more exposure by consistently posting your work. Having an easily accessible portfolio of quality pieces will set you up for success when you’re ready to start pitching to more prominent publications, both on and off Medium.

Establish Credibility as a Writer

As you continue developing your portfolio on Medium, you’re building credibility and establishing yourself as an authority in your chosen niches. The more regularly you write, the faster you’ll learn what elements make an attention-grabbing article that holds readers’ attention.

Another advantage of the Medium platform is the opportunity for others to interact with your posts and vice versa. Getting claps and comments on your writing is a wonderful feeling.

If you already have your own blog, Medium makes it easy to import posts you’ve published elsewhere. It’s a great way to promote your site by including backlinks in your Medium posts and encouraging your audience to discover more valuable content on your blog.

Learn What to Write and Explore Various Niches

When first embarking on your freelance writing journey, it’s sometimes challenging to decide what you want to write about. On Medium, you’re free to write about your various interests and passions.

Over time, you’ll refine your skills and find out which styles and techniques work best for you. Take advantage of others’ knowledge and use your fellow Medium writers as a resource. Read articles in your areas of interest and research ways to improve your writing routine. 

Join a Worldwide Community of Writers

Many new freelance writers find a welcoming and supportive community when they join Medium. It’s a place where creative, enthusiastic, and like-minded people from across the globe come together to share their knowledge and ideas.

Experienced authors and publishers are often willing to provide feedback on your writing if you reach out to them. Or, consider signing up for a writing course from one of your favorite Medium experts.

By gaining a following on Medium, you’ll have a keen audience when you’re ready to start promoting your services or products. For example, if you’re interested in selling coaching or consulting services or designing an online course, it’s beneficial to have already proven your expertise through your writing. Your Medium readers can also provide an additional marketing source at no extra cost.

There are countless compelling reasons why freelance writers should sign up for Medium. It goes beyond making money and diversifying your income as a freelancer. From gaining valuable writing experience to broadening your portfolio and increasing your readership, becoming a published writer on Medium will take your freelance writing career to the next level.

30 Day Start-Up Action Plan for Affiliate Marketing

If you’re considering affiliate marketing in the new year, this post is for you! In it, you’ll find a 30 Day Start-Up Action Plan for Affiliate Marketing.

30 Day Start-Up Action Steps for Affiliates

Starting an online business as an affiliate marketer is one of the easiest ways to get started earning money on the Internet. You don’t have to take the time or effort to create your own products, recruit affiliates for them, and go through all of the launch task details.

Instead, you get to hit the ground running with easy content that helps guide consumers to the products that will serve as solutions to their problems. In exchange for your advice, when the customer purchases from the vendor, you will be paid a commission.

The only problem facing most newbie affiliate marketers is that they are given a broad overview of what to do. What you need is a daily action step to implement so that by the end of a 30 day period, you are beginning to consistently publish product reviews that will bring in money.

The steps listed below are grouped into the span of five weeks, with a day off to do as you please. Feel free to accomplish more than one task per day, if you have time – or, stretch it out a little longer if you feel the need to.

Week 1: Research Tasks and Decision Time

During the first week of your affiliate marketing start-up plans, you will be taking care of an aspect of business building that many fail to do. Instead, they jump right into the content creation step, hoping to rake in overnight profits.

Because they didn’t take the time to create a foundation that will perform well in their niche, they will be left confused when they fail to get traffic and conversions with their product reviews.

Day 1 – Take a Day to Read Affiliate Reviews

On day one, you want to go online and begin researching a variety of niche affiliate review blogs. You need to look at those that review products on a broad scale, as well as for narrow niche topics.

Make some mental notes to yourself about how you feel about the quality of these reviews. If you notice anything is lacking, jot that down. If anything sticks out that impresses you, make a note of that as well.

Pay attention to everything about the affiliate review. It’s not just about the words that are written, it’s about the layout of the information, the white space, images that are used, the call to action, and more.

Day 2 – Spend This Day Watching Review Videos

On day two, you are going to continue analyzing other affiliates’ reviews, but this time you are going to specifically immerse yourself in video reviews. Even if you currently have no plans to utilize a multimedia approach, it’s important that you see how it’s being done because this is what will be competing with you if you are only using text.

You need to pay specific attention to how the video is being shot. Is the reviewer on camera, or you can you only see the product itself? Make a note about how long video reviews are generally in your potential niches. Look for forms of engagement, such as the number of likes or comments that a video has, too.

Day 3 – Research Your Tangible Monetization Options

On day three, you will take some time to research tangible commission opportunities for the various niche markets that you are considering. You can look on sites such as Amazon, Share a Sale, in Commission Junction.

You can also look on Google to find direct affiliate programs for vendors and manufacturers. For example, if one of the niches you are considering is survival, you can type in survival food affiliate program and besides being able to promote this type of product on Amazon, you may find companies who have a program that pays you directly.

Day 4 – See What Digital Products You Could Promote

On day four, you want to do the same thing you did on day three, only with digital info products. You are looking for both quality and quantity, to ensure that there are enough solid products on the marketplace for you to promote.

For digital products, you might look on sites like ClickBank, Warrior Plus, JVZoo, and Udemy. Not only are you looking for courses, but sometimes you will find tools that you can review of a digital nature.

Day 5 – Make the Commitment to a Niche

On day five, you want to spend some time weighing the pros and cons of each of the niche markets that you were considering. By the end of the day, make a final decision on which niche you plan to attempt to make money with.

Day 6 – Find a Keyword-Rich Domain Name

On day six, conduct some basic keyword research and began mixing and matching the words until you come up with an available domain name that makes sense for your brand.

Make sure you invest in a dot com domain so that you are utilizing the extension that most consumers automatically type in when they are trying to reach a site. You don’t want a competitor to scoop up this extension if it becomes available and you have a different one.

Week 2: Setting Up Your Affiliate Site

Week two of this journey is when you will go through the technical set up steps to make your affiliate website go live. There are many online tutorials that will show you a step-by-step process of how to do these steps, but let’s go over the order in which they should take place and what needs to happen.

Day 7 – Set Up Your Hosting Account

You already have your domain so, so it’s time for you to register for a hosting account. With a single affiliate site to begin with, you don’t need a big plan. You can always level up with your hosting at any time if you intend to branch out and grow your business.

Day 8 – Install WordPress for Your Review Blog

Once your hosting is set up, go through the simple steps to install WordPress on your domain where your review blog will be housed. This is a quick and easy process, where you will enter some contact details and then let the system handle the installation.

Day 9 – Go Through Your Settings and Plugins

On day nine, you will revisit the dashboard of your WordPress blog and go down the left sidebar through each option so that you can ensure it is set up the way you want it to be.

If there are any plugins that you want to use to help you with search engine optimization or socialization, you can install and activate those at this time. Make sure that every time you install a plug-in, and make it not work.

Day 10 – Pick a Theme and Professional Design

Day ten is when you get to choose how your affiliate review blog will look to others. If budget is not an issue, then you can pay for a professional theme. But keep in mind there are plenty of free WordPress themes that you can download and use on your site.

If you want to brand your online business as an affiliate, you can outsource the creation of site graphics, such as your header. If you don’t know how to do this professionally, it’s always better to hand it over to someone else so that your site doesn’t reflect the work of an amateur.

Day 11 – Create the Proper Affiliate Pages

On this day, you will be setting up any pages that you want on your blog. Pages are different from posts, and they often show up at the top of your website, Right below the header.

Some of the pages you may want to create include an About page, a Contact page, and any pages that are required by any of the affiliate platforms you will be sending traffic to that identify you as an affiliate who earns a commission if they buy through that link.

Day 12 – Categorize Your Upcoming Reviews

Today, you will be creating the categories for your review site. These are the subtopics where you will assign each product review so that when a human or search bot arrives on your domain, they can easily navigate to the content they most want to see.

For example, if you are in the anti-aging niche, you would have categories such as skin care, mobility, finances, socialization, fitness, etc. If someone lands on your site, and they only want to read about your skin care advice, they should be able to click the category and easily see all of your content that is relevant to that topic.

Week 3: Set Up Your List Building Strategy

During week three, you will be taking the steps to ensure that you are able to contact the visitors to your site time and time again. The best way to do that is to build a list, and there are several steps involved in doing this.

Day 13 – Create a Lead Magnet Worth Subscribing For

This process starts with the creation of a lead magnet. This is your free gift that you offer to visitors in exchange for their name and email address. In order to build a list that rakes in money, you want to have a lead magnet that is irresistible. Take time to create one that wows your audience.

Day 14 – Analyze Several Email Autoresponders

Once it is created, do some research on the various email autoresponder systems that are on the market and choose one that you feel will work best for your needs. As a rule of thumb, it’s always best to go with one that has a proven track record so that you don’t lose all of your leads when a shady vendor quits supporting the too good to be true autoresponder system they created.

Day 15 – Sign Up for One and Create a List

On day fifteen, make your final decision about which autoresponder you will go with and sign up with the company. You will then create your very first list and give it a name. Make sure it is identifiable by the site and niche you have chosen so that on a later date, if you add another niche market to your autoresponder system, you will have no problem differentiating between the two.

Day 16 – Write Your Welcome Email

On this day, you will write your welcome email to those who sign up for your list. Your welcome email should detail a little about how you run your list, it should thank them for signing up, and it should deliver a link to your free opt in offer that was promised.

Day 17 – Grab Your Form Code and Install It on Your Blog

The next day, log into your email autoresponder system and go through the steps to create a form. When you get to the end and have finished designing it, you will copy the code it’s spits out and install it on your blog.

Day 18 – Test Your Autoresponder

Before you end all of your list building activities, you want to use the 18th day to test your autoresponder and make sure that it is working properly. If your welcome email includes the link to your freebie, make sure you test it and make sure that it works.

Week 4: Put Yourself on a Publishing Schedule

Week four for a new affiliate consists of ironing out your upcoming publishing schedule. This will determine what types of topics are published and on what day. It helps you space product reviews out and fill the gaps with niche value.

Day 19 – Pick 15 Tangible Products You’ll Be Reviewing

On day nineteen, you should go through and pick 15 tangible products that you want to review on your blog. Look for products that have the right price point for you to earn a decent commission and consider whether or not you want to write thorough reviews about a single product or deliver brief spiels about a top ten list of products.

Day 20 – Pick 15 Digital Products You’ll Be Reviewing

You are almost finished with your tasks at this point. Take today to select 15 digital products that you want to review for your blog. These can be a mix of info products that inform someone, coaching programs, memberships, or even digital tools.

Day 21 – Plan Time for Research and Information Gathering

On day twenty-one, spend the day gathering the research you need for your reviews. You can put the information in a swipe file that you can refer to as you write your review from scratch, so that you don’t have to revisit the product listing every time you want to learn more.

Day 22 – Order Products or Request Review Copies

On day 22, make a decision about which tangible products and digital products you want to personally invest in for your review process. You may not be able to afford to buy every single product for every review.

For the digital products that you are reviewing, you can either buy those or request a review copy from the vendor, if they are willing to give it. While they may say no initially, as your brand grows, they may be more willing to provide that at no charge.

Day 23 – Determine Which Reviews Will Have Multimedia

On day 23, figure out what media format you are going to use for each review. They don’t all have to be the same. You may have a text only review for some products, while others you devote to a video review.

This might be especially helpful if you have a product that you purchased and you want to conduct an unboxing video, which is popular among affiliate marketers using YouTube.

Day 24 – Assign a Publishing Date for Each Product Review

On the last day of week four, you want to go through your list of tangible and digital products and assign a publishing date for a review of that item. If you have chosen products from a variety of categories, this will help you prevent a repetitive pattern where you only review certain items for long stretches.

Week 5: Get the Reviews Ready and Send Traffic to Them

You are in the homestretch now! Week five is when everything begins to happen. You still have some decisions to make, but you will begin to see traction after your reviews go live on your blog.

Day 25 – Decide If You Want to Create or Outsource Your Reviews

On this day, you need to decide if you have the time and talent to write these product reviews yourself or if you need to outsource them to a freelance service provider to do the job for you.

Day 26 – Create a Template for How the Reviews Should Unfold

Regardless of whether you do it, or you have someone else create them, it may be helpful to whip up a template for how you want your reviews to unfold. You may have seen a certain style that impressed you early on in your research, and you can weave some of those elements into your own affiliate review template.

Day 27 – Carry Out the Product Review Process

At this time, you want to begin creating the product reviews that will go on your blog. Because you have already conducted all of the research, this should be a quick and easy job.

Make sure you add personalization to your reviews so that you develop a loyal following and fanbase who rely on your recommendations for their upcoming purchases. This is an ongoing step.

Every affiliate is different in terms of how much content they can get done in a single day. Some affiliates can barely eke out a single article, while others can whip up 20 to 40 pages per day.

If you have outsourced the content, make sure you go over it with a fine tooth comb so that you can spot any obvious misinformation, typos, or other errors. Be sure and run the review through Copyscape to ensure the content has not been ripped off.

Day 28 – Begin Queuing Up the Reviews to Drip Publish to Your Blog

On day 28, you can take the product reviews that are ready and queue them up in your blog so that they automatically publish for you over a period of time. You could choose to publish daily, a couple of times per week, or whatever works best for you.

However, if you want to develop a thriving affiliate review blog, you will need to be competitive with the consistency that you show in delivering fresh information to your target audience.

Day 29 – Write Emails to Your List Sharing the Review Links

On day 29, you want to create emails that will drip out to your subscribers on the same day that the product review goes live on your blog. Instead of having to wait for organic traffic, you will be sending people there to consume the information and also share it on social media.

Day 30 – Go to Applicable Social Networking Sites and Share the Links

On the last day of your startup action steps, you want to get in the habit of taking the link from your blog where you reviewed a product and share it on a variety of social networking sites.

For example, you might want to share it in a group that you have built on Facebook, in the description of a YouTube video that you create, or as the link in your bio on apps like Instagram and Tik Tok.

30 Day Start-Up Action Plan for New Info Product Creators

Thinking about launching an info product in the coming year? In this post, I’m sharing a 30 Day Start-Up Action Plan for New Info Product Creators.

30 Day Start-Up Action Steps for New Info Product Creators

If you’ve dreamed of having a work at home career as an online entrepreneur, you may want to consider the role of a digital info product creator. Digital courses have long been in high-demand, and consumers keep shopping for them.

No matter which niche you’re in, there’s a strong likelihood that there’s a need for instant and downloadable courses that can inform, educate and guide users in the best way to achieve a certain goal or find a solution to a problem.

Below, you’ll find a simple, 30 day action plan where you’re given one task per day to completion each week, with a single day off to rest. If you feel like doubling up on a few tasks, you can complete it sooner.

Week 1: Analyzing the Marketplace to See What’s Selling

Before you can begin a career as an online digital vendor, you need to know what consumers are purchasing in the marketplace so that you can ensure that your product stacks up to the very best.

Day 1 – Visit ClickBank to Check Out the Bestsellers

The first stop you may want to make is to ClickBank. This is an online digital and tangible marketplace for products in a wide variety of niches. They are a little more strict in what they allow, but this is a good thing because consumers feel a sense of safety.

Go to the marketplace and look at the categories on the left hand side that may match your niche. You will be able to see what is ranking as a bestseller, what the price points are, and how many affiliates are earning money promoting the software based on the gravity statistic.

Day 2 – Take a Look at Warrior Plus to Find Out What’s Hot

Warrior Plus is another digital marketplace that you will want to visit to see how products are ranking in terms of popularity among consumers and affiliates alike. Here, you can actually look at how a funnel unfolds in terms of what is presented and in what order, along with the price points.

Day 3 – Check Out JVZoo to See What’s In-Demand

Next, go to JVZoo and to see what is in demand on that digital marketplace. you can look at both current and past product launches to see how many were sold and what the conversion rate was.

Day 4 – Look on Udemy for Courses That Sell Well

You can also go to Udemy and see which courses people are buying and ranking well. Under the listing, you will be able to see the price point of the course, a short description, its star rating, and the total number of hours and number of lectures included.

Day 5 – Head Over to Amazon to See What’s Popular

Make sure you also check out Amazon’s bestselling book list. You can specifically look at your niche topic and see what patterns you notice about popular topics, such as mindset or habit changing.

Day 6 – Look on Social Media to See What the Chatter Is

Social networking sites and apps, as well as forums, will have consumers actively engaging in discussions about their problems that they’re seeking solutions and advice for. This will help ensure you’re meeting the needs of the consumers who you want to buy your upcoming product.

Week 2: Mapping Out Your Info Product

Once you have some ideas about what the marketplace is demanding, you will want to start the process of mapping out an info product of your own. You never need to worry about a topic having been done before.

The only thing you need to focus on is that you deliver value and accurate information to your customers. Even if you are teaching the exact same thing as someone else, they may have a personal preference for you as a teacher or for the media format that you are using.

Day 7 – Come Up with a Slant for Your Product

The first thing you want to do is come up with an overall slant for your product. For example, if you are teaching the topic of blogging, you may have slants such as blogging for seniors or mommy bloggers, or blogging as a side hustle for extra income.

Day 8 – Break the Topic Up Into Sub-Topics

Next, create an outline for your overall product. Make a list of all of the main things that you want to teach in your course. If you want to, you can also create a list of what will go in each of those sections or modules.

Day 9 – Consider What Media Format to Use

On day nine, you will be tasked with making the decision of which media format you feel will work best for your target audience. If you use text, and you need to show steps, you will have to create screen capture images.

Using video, you can simply record in an over the shoulder type of screen capture so that they can see what you are doing in a step-by-step manner. You may want to make your decision based off of what is already in the marketplace.

If you see a lot of video, it could mean that your specific topic requires video. However, it could just be the personal preference of the vendor, in which case a text alternative may go over well in the marketplace.

Day 10 – Brainstorm One or Two Upsells

Part of the product planning stage will be for you to determine what all will be in your funnel. Ideally, you will have at least one or two upsell offers so that your customers have the opportunity to receive more value from you, and your affiliates have additional opportunities to earn commissions.

Day 11 – Determine Your Price Points

After you know what will be in your funnel, you need to set a price point for every portion of it. Usually, the price points climb upward. For example, you may start off with a $17 front end product, followed by a $27 one time offer upgrade, followed by a $47 second one time offer upgrade.

You may have a high ticket offer in there as well, such as coaching, that you put as the final one time offer upgrade. Or, you might even do a free front end offer and more expensive one time offer upgrades in an effort to help build your list.

Day 12 – Consider Running a Contest for Affiliates

Take today to make a decision about whether or not you’re going to host a contest for your affiliates. Never promise to pay out prizes you can’t afford, and set minimums to ensure that someone who only makes 5 sales can’t win an expensive first place prize.

If you want to, you can visit Warrior Plus and see what contests have been run or are coming up so that you’ll know what’s common for prize money as well as how it’s earned, such as the volume of sales or revenue earned.

Week 3: Set Up Your Product Listing and Announcements

Before you even begin creating your product, you want to create the listings and launch announcements so that affiliates can begin getting ready for it well in advance. They will want to have time to schedule a promo for your lunch as well as create a bonus that will help them earn more commissions and dominate the leaderboard.

Day 13 – Set Your Launch Dates and Times

You need to spend today coming up with a feasible timeline for your launch. Ideally, you want to give affiliates at least two weeks after you announce the launch to work on their promo efforts.

You also want to select a date that isn’t crowded on product launch calendars, if possible. Give yourself more than enough time to complete the product. You don’t want to be rushing and have to cut corners with quality or delay your launch due to unexpected obstacles.

Day 14 – Create Your Product Listing and Funnel Where Applicable

Take today to decide where you want to list your product for sale. You can always list it on multiple platforms for the launch, but honestly, this diminishes the volume of sales people will see on each site and it might be best to stick to just one.

Day 15 – Set Up a Joint Venture Details Page

On day 15, you want to create your JV (joint venture) page that will inform your prospective affiliate marketers about the details of your upcoming launch. On this page, you need to have the dates and times of your launch, details of what is in each part of your funnel, the price and commission percentage you are offering, swipe files for them to use in their email promos, and buttons to where they can go grab their affiliate links.

Day 16 – Head to MunchEye and Make Your Launch Known

Once your JV page is set up, go set up an account on MunchEye.com, which is where online marketers go to list their product launch. Here, affiliate marketers can find products that they wish to promote.

Each of the listings is like a blog post, so you can format the details that you provide just as you would on your JV page. Each week, the products that are launching will also be listed in a forum that they run, so you will get additional coverage to prospective affiliates.

Day 17 – Announce the Upcoming Launch on Your Social Media Profiles

After you have completed that step, go to your various social media profiles, where you should be networking with other marketers, and announce your upcoming launch. Make sure you include a link to the JV page as well as a few small details about what your product is about.

Day 18 – Reach Out to Recruit a Few Select Affiliates

Once you have done that, take some time to research past product launches that had contests and leaderboards, and take note of who was able to convert visitors into buyers.

After you have this list, you can go and contact these select individuals and hopefully recruit them to promote your launch. Make sure you approached them with a link to the JV page as well as a complimentary review copy for them to consider.

Week 4: It’s Product Creation Time

During week 4, you will be working on the creation of your product. You may have even already started, and it may take you more than a week. Don’t rush the process. If it takes you three weeks instead of one, it’s better to have a quality end result.

Day 19 – Create the Front End Product

On day 19, create the front end of the product that you want to sell. This may be something like 10 video modules with accompanying PDF transcripts, or a 25 page eBook.

Everyone who is creating their own products will be doing so at a speed that is right for them. Some people may be able to create right 40 pages a day, while others can only write 5.

Day 20 – Create Your Upgrade Offer

After creating the front end product, it will be time to work on your upgrade offer. This may or may not take one day, and you may have more than one upgrade offer. If so, feel free to stretch out the time as much as you need without delaying due to procrastination or fear.

Day 21 – Write Your Two Sales Letters

When the product has been created, you will need to log in to your domain and create two or more sales letters, Depending on how many upgrades you have. The sales copy will vary a bit, because with the front end copy, you are trying to convert a visitor who has obstacles with buying.

After they have proven that they can let their barriers down and purchase from you, the sales copy for your one time offer upgrade should be easier to write. This is an offer where you are simply trying to elevate and add value to the customer’s original purchase.

Day 22 – Make a Strategic Download Page

On day 22, you want to take some time to create a strategic download page. Many people missed the mark with their download page, simply including a link for the customer to download their product.

However, the space on this page can be used to increase your earnings by reminding buyers to consider the upgrade offers, introducing them to other products you may have in the marketplace, or even linking out to affiliate offers.

If you want to, you can also offer some of this prime digital real estate to top affiliates that you want to recruit for your launch. You can allow them to send you a banner ad that is placed below the download links and which links out to their products or lead magnet page.

Day 23 – Do Last Edits and Go Above and Beyond

Today, you will be doing a quality check on your own product for any last minute edits that need to take place. Don’t try to rush the process and put out shoddy work. Even though it’s annoying, you need to go back and redo videos that need to be repaired or text that needs to be edited.

You also want to take this time to think of some way that you can go above and beyond to those who buy your product. For example, you may want to come up with a checklist or cheat sheet that you include as a surprise gift in the download.

Day 24 – Send Out Review Copies to Get Feedback

On day 24, take the finished product and send out review copies to affiliates that you want to recruit to your launch. This will help them make a final decision about whether or not to promote you to their subscribers.

You may also want to send a review copy to a couple of your dedicated followers from your blog or social media so that you can solicit feedback to use in your testimonials on your sales page.

Week 5: Last Launch Steps to Consider

This is the last week of your launch. There are a few housekeeping issues to take care of to ensure that your launch is carried out effortlessly. Most people end up extremely nervous during their first launch of an info product.

If you do the following steps, it will help alleviate the nervousness that you feel about putting yourself out there in front of customers as a leading niche expert. You will gain a solid reputation as an info product creator and instill confidence in both customers and affiliates.

Day 25 – Upload Your Final Files

On day 25, take your final files and upload them to whatever platform you are using to sell your product on. If you have received any feedback from prospective affiliates or followers who received your complimentary review copy, take time to make any changes you feel are necessary before you take this step.

Day 26 – Do a Test Purchase to Ensure Functionality

Today, you should be doing a test purchase on the platform that you are selling on so that you can make sure the launch will function properly. Many people fail to do this step, and right when many top affiliates send a flood of traffic, something glitches and sheer panic sets in.

This is a great way to ensure top affiliates will never promote for you again. They expect you to test your launch and make sure that everything is working properly. If they reserved a spot in their email promos for your product, and the link doesn’t work so that they can earn commission, they will be understandably angry.

Day 27 – Create a Welcome Email for New Buyers

On day 27, create a welcome email in your email autoresponder system that greets all of your new subscribers who came from the purchase of your info product. You can segment your email autoresponder lists so that you have a buyer’s list that is separate from those who simply download your freebie on a lead magnet page.

Day 28 – Be on Hand When the Launch Goes Live

Today is the day when your launch will go live. You want to make sure that you don’t simply schedule it to go live while you do other things. You want to be on hand to make sure that the process is running smoothly for both your affiliates and your customers.

That way, if anything goes wrong, such as you forgetting to replace an old file with an updated one, or the website crashing due to the amount of visitors that are being sent to it, you will be able to handle it immediately.

Day 29 – Update Affiliates About the Leaderboard

After the first day of the launch, and until the lunch is over, however many days you choose to let it run, you want to update affiliates about the leaderboard if you have decided to run a contest.

Not only do you want to email them, if you have a separate list for affiliates, but you also want to share the leaders of your contest on social media. Many marketers truly enjoy earning the bragging rights of being a top affiliate, because it helps their business in many other ways.

Day 30 – Have a Plan for the Post-Launch Period

Make sure you have a plan for what happens after the launch is over. What will you be working on next? What have your customers signaled that they are interested in? You also want to plan any reciprocal promotions you have agreed to, hopefully with top quality vendors such as yourself.

How to Become an In-Demand Affiliate Marketer

In this post, we’ll explore how to become an in-demand affiliate marketer so you can make more money selling other people’s products and services.

How to Become an In-Demand Affiliate Marketer

While affiliate marketing is one of the easier and less expensive business models to pursue, many become frustrated when they’re unable to get approved by a company or vendor to be able to promote their products.

You have to understand that approving someone for promotions is a risky situation for the vendor and company. There are many unscrupulous individuals who will get approval and use stolen credit cards to make purchases so that they can earn commissions and get paid before the consumer realizes what’s happened and demands a refund.

If the vendor allows this to happen, they can have their account shut down on whatever platform they’re listing their products on. Not only that, but becoming a top affiliate allows you to get perks that others aren’t privy to.

So what can you do to prop yourself up as the kind of affiliate vendors are clamoring to bring onboard for their product launches? There are a few things that will set you apart from average or under-performing affiliates.

Position Yourself as the Go-To Expert in Your Niche

When you start out as an affiliate, you may be thinking that you’re just regurgitating the features and benefits of a product to the consumer who is considering buying it. But you’re more than that.

You’re the one who is not only showing people what to buy (and what not to), but teaching them how to put products to good use, how to get the most from their purchases, and what they should be considering next.

You can do that by building a niche blog and social profiles that ooze expertise and value. When vendors and companies see that you’re one of the leading experts, they will be on your doorstep hoping to convince you to mention their product on your blog.

What you have to do to achieve this level of expertise is first become good at learning and absorbing information. You’ll need to read books and trade or consumer magazines, watch videos and listen to podcasts about your niche topic.

When you expand your knowledge, you’ll be able to share with others and help them navigate the problems they’re experiencing to achieve their goals. You should set aside time every day to learn something in your niche.

Second, become a machine at developing value-packed content for that blog. You never watch to steal anyone else’s content, but create your own from scratch. Vendors who see bloggers with a thriving site that hasn’t sat stagnant for months or years will want you as their affiliate.

Consumers will also be turning to you in droves because they’ll appreciate the fact that they can log onto the Internet every day and find fresh information coming from you about something they need help with.

Rank High in the SERPs for Your Niche Keywords and Phrases

Companies and vendors love to approach the top sites ranking for keywords and phrases in an effort to get their brand showcased on the domain. You need to spend ample time learning the ins and outs of SEO (search engine optimization) so that your site begins to rank well for these terms.

People who have products ranking for terms your site shows up on page one for will often approach you and let you know they found you that way. They may then ask if you’d be willing to review their product if they sent it to you.

So how do you turn your blog into a high ranking site? Start with the set up. You want your blog to be an appealing experience for both human and bot visitors alike. Your navigation needs to be on point, and pages should load in a timely (fast) manner.

You want to optimize things like your images so that they reflect the appropriate keywords that a computer bot would understand. If possible, use keywords in your domain name so that it reflects the topic of your niche.

Pay attention to things like your bounce rate. Google and other search engines like it when people stick around on a site. Those are the sites they want to recommend to people – not ones people flee the second they land on a blog.

Make sure your content is thorough and not skim. Remember, quality over quantity is most important with SEO. You’ll want to conduct thorough research for keywords and phrases.

Don’t just focus on broad keywords. Those will take longer for you to rank for in the beginning. Instead, focus on a hybrid where you’re also targeting long-tail keyword phrases that will be easier for you to rise in the SERPs (search engine results pages) for.

You can use free or paid keyword tools and target things like, “best weight loss program for over 40” rather than just the keyword diet. You’ll likely rank for the longtail keyword phrase very quickly, and companies will sit up and take notice.

Create Unique and In-Depth Products Reviews

The sad thing about many affiliates is that their content is really very uninspiring and ineffective. Companies and brands with good products want the cream of the crop when it comes to who is recommending them.

Instead of just copying and pasting what equates to the sales copy into your blog, where you’re doing nothing more than rehashing the features the vendor mentioned, go further for the good of your readers.

Start by making sure you convince the reader that you can empathize with their dilemma or problem. They need to know that you understand where they’re coming from, whether they’re experiencing feelings of frustration, shame, confusion or another emotion.

Then, present the product solution(s) in a way that lets the reader know you’ve done your homework, have their best interest at heart, and can appropriately guide them in what they need to do next.

There are many different slants you can take with your reviews. You can do a case study if you, yourself have access to the product and want to take it for a test drive. This can span over the course of more than one post if it’s something that takes time.

You can create a top 10 list of the best products and solutions. You can pit one product against another for a complete breakdown of which has the best features, price point and benefits.

Don’t Give Everyone a Glowing Review

Believe it or not, the fact that you don’t give everyone a thumbs up is going to make you more in-demand than someone who never says anything negative about a product. Consumers can see through that façade.

They know when you’re trying to make a quick buck versus when you’re being authentic with your reviews and recommendations. So for a company to actually secure a positive review from you will be an honor.

This will help you weed out the shoddy products and vendors because they’ll be scared that you might tell the truth about how their products is lacking in quality. It makes those with good products clamor for the chance to have you tell the world about how great their product is.

What you don’t want to do is approach it in an unsavory manner. There’s a difference between being honest about a product and being cruel or hateful. If you start a war of words with another company, it’ll shine a light on you negatively, and everyone will want to avoid you – vendors and consumers alike.

This is where many affiliates go wrong. They’re more concerned with money than they are serving their readers. The first rule of thumb should be that you have their back. Of course, you want to make money, so you have to learn how to select the best products to review and know how to see through false claims and obvious hype.

When you’re someone who tells the truth and cultivates a big following based on your genuine approach, you’ll be seen as a blogger whose endorsement means a lot more than someone who is willing to endorse just anyone.

Be Able to Tout Your Traffic, List and Conversion Statistics

One thing you’re going to want to do is know your numbers and work on getting them trending in an upward path. The three they’ll be most interested in knowing are how much traffic your site gets, how many subscribers you have on your list, and what your conversion (and refund) rates are.

With traffic, you never want to falsely inflate the numbers because this is something they can check themselves to some degree. Don’t send phony (untargeted) traffic to your site because the bounce rate will skyrocket and you’ll lose power in the SERPs.

Instead, focus on creating quality content and using your blog and social networks to send or pull in traffic naturally. If you find a paid ad route you want to take, that’s okay, too – as long as the traffic you’re buying is relevant to your topic.

As you generate traffic, make sure that you’re maximizing your list building efforts. You want to have a landing page that has a lead magnet offer they can’t refuse. You want to also showcase that form in the sidebar of your blog as well as below all posts you create, and in a pop-up form, as well in some cases.

Make sure you’re doing everything in your power to get people on your list so that when you want to promote something, you can let the vendor know you have a list of 10,000 or 100,000 targeted individuals to promote to.

Make sure you work on subscriber retention, too – not just getting people on your list initially. You want to grow your numbers, not continually be scrambling to replace those who have opted out because they didn’t see value in staying on your list.

You can provide your subscribers with insider knowledge about your niche, such as added tips, advance notice of a product about to be released, and more. Create a loyal bond between yourself and your subscriber and this will make your recommendation more valuable to your subscribers.

Conversion (and refund) rates are also important to vendors. You want to grow your conversion rate by only promoting the best products in your niche. Likewise, doing this will reduce your refund rate.

If a vendor or company sees a high refund rate, they’ll almost always reject you because this could pose a problem for them. Even if you have a high conversion rate, a high refund rate will tank your ability to get approval.

You can do things such as offering an exclusive bonus to get higher conversions for your profile. When customers are getting more from their purchase when they buy through your link, it makes the process easier.

Be Selective and Have Some Requests of Your Own

If you’re promoting everyone and anything, brands will see nothing special about approving you to promote their product. As your profile grows as someone who is a competitive and high-performing affiliate, you’ll want to make some demands of your own, in a polite way.

For example, you might require that anyone asking you to promote first sends a review copy of the product (or a tangible product if applicable). You might also require an increase of commissions.

If a brand is only offering 30%, you might require 50 instead. Or, work out a deal if it’s a low priced funnel, where they’re paying 100% for the front end to you and 50% on the one time offer upgrades.

A bump in commission to top affiliates is very common, so don’t be hesitant to ask for it. This is especially effective when you have those statistics backing you up with a lot of subscribers and high conversions to showcase.

Some vendors might create an exclusive bonus for you to offer to your subscribers without you having to do the work yourself. You can either use this or couple it with one of your own for an even bigger bonus.

There are many other perks you can negotiate if you want to. From having an exclusive sales page with things you prefer to have on it (such as video) to a spot for a promotion of your site on their download page, there are ways to get more out of the vendor-affiliate relationship.

Becoming an affiliate marketer is often a go-to business model for newbies because it costs very little (the price of a domain and cheap hosting package). But unless you know how to maximize your position and efforts as an affiliate, you’ll never achieve the level of financial success that you’d dreamed of.

Steel Valley Nightmare and Escape Room Review – My First Time

Have you ever done an escape room? Here are 10 tips to beating an escape room, and my quick review of the Steel Valley Nightmare Escape Room in Ohio.

In October, my family and I went to an Escape Room. It was my first time in an escape room, and I honestly didn’t know what to expect.

We went to the Steel Valley Nightmare and Escape Room in Girard, Ohio because we were there visiting my father in law and sister in law for their birthdays.

Why would we go to a horror themed escape room? Well – because Halloween.

Needless to say, I was scared because what most people don’t know about me is I love all the goofy and cute and fun things of Halloween. The horror and the gore and the creepy stuffs? Not so much!

Still, not wanting to seem like a wimp, I went for it.

Image via Steel Valley Nightmare and Escape Room on Facebook

Going in, I was still nervous as hell. And, I really wished I’d had some cocktails prior to give me some liquid courage.

When we got in, the host made us sign wavers, and then locked us in. YIPE!

Then, he proceeded to tell us how the game worked, and told us we could choose easy, medium or hard.

No one has ever escaped hard mode…

Spoiler alert: We didn’t even escape EASY mode!

Now, I won’t reveal anything that happened inside because I promised I wouldn’t. But, it was definitely scary for me because I jump at allllllll the things.

Still, there were lots of laughs, and we did have a good time. We were also just one puzzle away from escaping.

Would I do an escape room again? Yes!

Would I recommend this one? Yes, especially if you’re into horror and a little bit of crude humor.

I would NOT recommend it for anyone under 18, however.

About Steel Valley Nightmare and Escape:

Address: 160 Trumbull Ave, Girard, OH 44420

Phone: (330) 360-8496

Booking information: Book online here
Book in advance though because they sell out often. Especially near the holidays and pretty much every single weekend!

What is an Escape Room?

The term “escape room” typically refers to a 60-minute real-life adventure game.

You and your team will be locked in a themed room for an hour to complete your goal and “exit” the room. If you want to make it out alive, you’ll have to scour the room for hidden clues and solve tricky puzzles. Look beneath the carpeting, rummage through the books on the shelf, and examine the artwork on the walls more closely.

You might come upon a series of numbers for a combination lock or a good old-fashioned padlock key. Everywhere you look, there’s a potential clue to help you escape an escape room or solve a riddle. But hurry, for the minute you enter the escape room, the clock starts ticking!

To succeed in an escape room, you’ll need to work together, be quick, creative, and patient. Escape rooms are ideal for family holidays, corporate team-building, and simply having a good time with friends. Even if you don’t leave the room, the entire team will have a great time and create memories that will last a lifetime. While it’s fun to bring a large party to an escape game, you can also have a great time on your own!

What drives the popularity of the top escape games? they are an entirely new approach to interacting. Players are plunged into a whole other universe with narratives that feel like Hollywood blockbusters by combining a communal activity with interactive adventures and hard riddles. It’s no surprise they’ve become so popular.

Tips for Beating an Escape Room

The difficulty of escape rooms is high. Most groups, like mine, fail to break free. It’s not that people are incapable of solving problems. It’s often a strategic issue. Other times it’s a matter of not being knowledgeable about the trivia inside.

Our first room comes to mind. We were completely baffled for the first 15 minutes. We didn’t make it through without help, needless to say. However, as we progressed through the rooms, we began to notice what worked and what didn’t. The biggest key – PAY ATTENTION TO EVERYTHING!

Escape rooms might not be as difficult as they appear on the surface, but you can quickly run out of time if you’re not paying attention, working together, getting hung up on the wrong details, etc… All you have to do now is figure out what to do. Here are ten essential components for a successful escape!

  1. Assemble the Ideal Group

What matters is who you know, not what you know. You’d like to play with a fun group. Finding a group of intelligent people isn’t always the goal. You should play with folks with whom you are familiar. Remember, there’s a strong chance you’ll be panicking within the first 15 or 20 minutes and scrambling about with your hints alongside these people. In that situation, who would you choose to be with?

Choosing a suitable group size is also a wise idea. While some rooms may accommodate up to eight (or even ten) people, you may prefer to limit your group to four to six people. It’s really hard to beat a room alone or with only one other person. There aren’t enough puzzle solvers. Eight individuals yelling passionately in a 15 × 15 ft. room, on the other hand, will give you a headache and confusion. It is usually advisable to stay in the middle.

  1. Prepare ahead of time and keep track of your schedule.

You want to spend as much mental energy as possible “in” the rooms to beat them. These rooms believe me, are mentally exhausting. Any time you spend rushing to the escape room because you’re late or anxiously looking for parking as the store calls to inquire where you are, you’ll be exhausted once you’re inside. You want to arrive relaxed and ready to take on the world! As a result, make your reservation a few days in advance and arrive 15-30 minutes before your game.

  1. Approach the situation with a positive mindset.

It’s amazing how much of a difference this makes! Don’t be arrogant, but go in believing in yourself and your ability to succeed. Accept the challenges. If you are stuck on something for a few minutes and have to utilize a clue, don’t get too frustrated. Also, maintain strong communication with your game group.

If you’re playing with strangers, make an effort to introduce yourself and get to know one another. Because you’ll all be working toward the same goal, be polite, enthusiastic, and supportive.

Luckily, we had enough people in our group that we had a private experience.

  1. Be familiar with the room’s regulations.

It is critical to understand this. Certain items in the room may be off-limits. Disrupting them can cause a puzzle to be messed up. Or in our case, messing with things could result in injury. Don’t do dumb stuff. Use common sense!

Also, the number of hints you will receive and the game’s length are other important considerations. Be aware of the methods used to provide hints. Companies assist in a variety of ways. In our case, we had to holler for the game master to give the hints, and we didn’t have many available to us…even in easy mode.

  1. Pay attention to the time.

In an escape room, one hour goes by quickly. It’s a lot like those late-night video gaming marathons where you peek at the clock and find it’s 1 a.m. after setting out to play a handful of games at 9 p.m. What happened to all of my time? In the escape room, it’ll be similar, so keep an eye on the clock. This is also important for deciding how long to wait before asking for a hint.

  1. Come up with an adhere to a steadfast, consistent strategy.

When you’re stuck on a task for 10 minutes or more, it’s tempting to quit due to frustration. Doubts begin to sneak in, heads begin to hang, and thoughts about how you’re a failure who will never live up to your parents’ lofty expectations may begin to whirl in your mind. They should be ignored. Maintain your concentration on the current work. You’ll work it out eventually.

Ask for assistance though if you don’t know what to do. When you solve a problem, don’t get too caught up in it. Instead, go on to the next stage and continue the work until the game is over or until you run out of time. The majority of groups finish the room in the last 5 minutes or run out of time on the final step – exactly what happened to me my first time.

  1. If you notice something, say something.

When it comes to beating an escape room, communication is crucial. Many puzzles have connections to numerous elements in the room. As a result, you can come across something with a specific sign on it that corresponds to something on the other side of the room. If you and your teammate both came upon the same item and didn’t say anything, you’ll most likely miss the significance of those parts. Talking to each other about what you find in the room can help you notice the important details and win. You’re all on the same team, so work together.

  1. Make sure you don’t take up the space for too long.

What I mean by this is, if you’re in a spot in the room and are struggling to figure out if it’s important to solving the puzzle, MOVE. We had to get good at this quickly because one person standing in a spot trying to solve something for too long meant other creative minds didn’t have a chance to try and figure it out.

Speak up and take turns looking at the different items so everyone has a chance to put in their two cents. You may find they see something and it clicks in a way for them that it didn’t for you. For example, one puzzle that we got hung up on in the first room had several of us perplexed, but as soon as we stepped away, one team member instantly got it!

  1. Make GOOD use of your hints

Groups that flatly refuse to use their hints are asking to fail. You will likely get stuck. It’s okay! Don’t think of it as your ego being on the line. Everyone gets trapped at some point. Escape Room areas are meant to be difficult to navigate, and it’s not uncommon for no one to solve the puzzle or notice the critical object needed to proceed. You’ll be able to escape out of your bind with the help of the hints.

The team that waits 20 minutes for a clue despite their game master’s numerous requests to offer assistance has most likely squandered too much time and is now doomed. If you’ve been trapped on a step for more than 5-10 minutes, it’s a good idea to seek assistance. Take the hint if a game master suggests using a clue.

I kind of feel like this is what caused us to run out of time in ours. In our first room (we had three to get through), we spent FAR too much time trying to figure things out before asking for a hint. And, if we’d asked sooner, we would have had the extra 5-10 minutes we really needed to finish the game.

10. Don’t blindly dismiss anyone’s ideas

Our group made this mistake with one of the puzzles. I feel bad looking back that we dismissed her thought because when we asked for a hint, she turned out to be right. So, a little louder for the people in the back – DON’T DISMISS ANYONE’S IDEAS! It might be the clue that you’re not seeing!

Above All, Focus on Having a Good Time

Though you want to escape, remember that escape rooms are there for fun. It’s meant to be a good time. If you run out of time, don’t get angry and leave in a bad mood. It’s a game, so laugh it off. Maintain a positive relationship with your group, whether it’s your close friends, family, or random strangers.

Everyone wants to have a good time, and that should be the primary objective. When playing your first escape room, or event your fiftieth, this is extremely important to remember. It normally takes a few attempts for someone to succeed. Recognize this and try not to let whether or not you win decide your overall pleasure.

A Year’s Worth of Blog Post Ideas for Almost Any Niche!

A Year of Blog Post Ideas

Need blog ideas? You’ve come to the right place. In this post, I’m sharing A Year’s Worth of Blog Post Ideas for Almost Any Niche!

One of the most important tasks you will have as an online entrepreneur is to produce consistent, valuable content for your target audience. This comes in many different forms, including info products, email autoresponders, social networking posts, and blog posts.

You might be enthusiastic about your topic when you first get started, only to find yourself struggling to come up with additional content ideas weeks or months down the road.

Instead of letting your blog go stagnant or ripping off ideas from other niche content producers, you want to have a list of possible slants at your disposal that you can turn to whenever you need a fresh topic.

Below, you will see a list of 52 content ideas that work for just about any niche you can imagine. In fact, in addition to the slant provided, you will also find three examples given for the diet niche, success niche, and survival niche.

This will give you a better understanding of how to take the topic suggestion and mold it to whatever niche you happen to be in. With 52 slants, you will be able to easily create at least one valuable blog post per week for an entire year.

However, if you would like to blog more frequently, even daily, you can simply cycle through the ideas and use them repeatedly over the course of time – but with a fresh approach.

All you will need to do is tweak the suggestion to cover something that you haven’t covered before. For example, if the slant is about providing a shortcut or hack for your audience, you can cover dozens of these on different days and use that suggestion over and over again.

You might also consider combining some of them, too. For example, if one suggestion if a product review blog post, then you might combine that with the suggestion about using a news story.

1. Share a #1 Overall Most Important Tip with Your Readers

Whenever you are leading a niche audience, you will often find many of your followers coming to you with a concern about focusing on the most important thing they should know.

Many of them will know that they need to understand many different concepts, but they want to start with the vital things in the very beginning. Much of this stems from their desire to avoid taking any missteps at the start of their journey.

In just about every niche, there is one hard and fast rule that everyone should know and understand. You can find these lessons as the main topic of many different books in your niche.

You can look in forums and see the same questions being asked again and again, or the same advice being offered repeatedly. You can use your own experience to look back on your journey and think about what you wish you had known from the very beginning.

If you are in the dieting niche, you might come up with a slant such as, “The Single Most Important Things You Can Do to Lose Weight.” One of the most obvious tips we see in the diet niche is that you have to drink enough water.

So your blog post might detail the importance of drinking plenty of water when they are trying to lose weight. It can talk about the amount of water they should drink, how drinking a glass of water before meals helps them eat fewer calories, and more.

If you are in the success niche, you might come up with a slant such as, “The #1 Mindset Shift You Need to Make to Succeed.” One of the things you may have witnessed in your own journey, either by others or even yourself, is that a lack of confidence can hold people back from putting themselves out there as a niche leader.

Therefore, your number one tip could be to work on their level of confidence so that they can project themselves appropriately as experts in their field and lead their niche without hesitation.

If you are in the survival niche, you might come up with a slant such as, “The #1 Most Important Survival Supply You Need.” Many people who are not experienced preppers automatically think about food when it comes to survival purposes.

But you can set the record straight by explaining to them how water is the most important supply they should stock up on. Teach them how they can live longer without food than they can without hydration.

You can also use your blog space to teach them about how to store water for long term purposes, including adding bleach or water purifying drops, which containers they should use, and where it should be stored.

2. Give Them Advice About Taking a Shortcut or Making Something Easier

Everyone loves to find out about a simple shortcut or hack that can make things take less time or make them easier to carry out. In just about every niche, you can come up with some sort of shortcut that will help your audience.

If you don’t know of any, simply go to your search engine of choice and type in the name of your niche and the word hack or shortcut. This will deliver a variety of ideas that you can then explain in your own words without even reading someone else’s work to ensure that you don’t plagiarize their content.

For example, if you are in the dieting niche, you might come up with a slant such as, “Easy Diet Hack That Helps You Feel Full.” There are many different ways to do this, such as how we mentioned drinking a glass of water before the meal.

However, you might also use a hack such as learning how to put the fork down between bites or put the piece of food down, such as a hamburger. This simple tip will keep people from continually shoving food into their mouth and allow them to recognize the signal of fullness.

If you are in the success niche, you might come up with a slant such as, “Use an Egg Timer to Push Your Productivity and Eliminate Long Work Hours.” This might be a tip that you have used yourself, or something you have seen others do.

Productivity and time management is a very common problem, and you can teach them about an egg timer, or a strategy such as the Pomodoro method that can help them focus on working in shorter increments of time so that they achieve more each day.

If you are in the survival niche, you might come up with a slant such as, “Stock Food that Doubles as a Quick Fire Starter.” Many people don’t want to choose between carrying fire-starting materials and food.

One good hack that has been shared among survival preppers is that you can carry greasy foods, such as Frito chips and use those as kindling to get your fire going. Obviously, you can also teach them that the use of flint and steel would be a better option long term, but this is a hack that can work in a pinch.

3. Make Them Aware of Recent News in Your Niche

As a niche leader, it is your job to stay informed about the news that is relevant to your audience and to share it with them. You can easily find this by going to news sites directly or by using a search engine to type in your niche topic and then clicking on the news tab.

You don’t want to simply parrot the news verbatim. What you want to do is let them know what’s going on and then discuss it with your audience so that they know how to absorb and digest this information and what to do about it.

People don’t like to be informed about something that could affect them without having a plan of action. So whenever you release information that you have learned, always make sure you include an action step for them to take.

Whenever you are discussing a news story, you can link out to that story (make sure it opens into a new tab) and discuss a little bit about what you read and what your thoughts are about it.

You might disagree with the author of the story, or have some advice for your readers about what they should do with this information. If you are in the dieting niche, you might want to share a slant such as, “New Dietary Guidelines Released for Good Health.”

It’s been 15 years since the national dietary guidelines were updated, so for those who adhere to them religiously, it would be important for them to know how things have changed.

For example, one of the changes that has taken place is that they now have recommendations for infants and toddlers included. Therefore, you might add advice for healthy nutrition for a younger audience and discuss how childhood food habits may have played a role in your readers’ weight gain.

If you are in the success niche, you might want to share a slant such as, “Most Kids Prefer the Option of Being Solo Entrepreneurs Instead of College Graduates.” By conducting a simple Google search, you could find an article on CNBC about how interest in four year colleges has plummeted since the pandemic and tie that into the alternative of being your own boss.

If you are in the survival niche, you might want to share a slant such as, “Luxury Survival Becoming More Prominent Among Preppers.” Again, on CNBC, there is an article about doomsday preppers stocking up on luxury items, including supplies as well as luxury homesteads and communities.

4. Tie Your Blog Post Into Budgeting

In just about every niche, a budget is somehow associated with it. Whether it’s a hobby they want to spend money on, a strategy they need to implement, or a tool that might make their life easier, they will likely have a budget that they need help deciding how to spend.

You can go to a search engine and type in the name of your niche along with the word budget or spending and see what pops up. If you are in the diet niche, you might want to share a slant such as, “Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank.”

This is a common concern for many people who are trying to eat healthy, because healthier foods are more expensive than processed, low nutrient foods. You can discuss how a bag of flavored pasta will only cost a dollar, but a bag of broccoli might be $8.00.

Instead of only informing them about the budgeting problems for eating healthy, make sure you share some tips on how they can still eat healthy while spending within their monetary allowance.

If you are in the success niche, you might want to include a slant such as, “Reinvest Your Earnings to Keep Yourself Out of Start-Up Debt.” Many newbie marketers or entrepreneurs often charge up their credit cards in an effort to make money, assuming they will be able to earn it back fast.

According to many hyped up sales pages, this is what should happen. So instead of simply warning then, you will want to teach them an alternate strategy, such as using free tools to get started and then reinvesting their earnings into courses and products that can help them level up.

If you are in the survival niche, you might want to include a slant such as, “Stocking Up on Survival Supplies for $10 a Week.” This is a common challenge that people discuss on social media and blogs sites, where preppers will teach others how to go out and shop on a specific budget.

This is something you will see in forums a lot, where people complain about not having the money to stock up on supplies, which is always countered by those who say you don’t need a lot of money to be prepared.

5. Create a Slew of Product Reviews

Product reviews are always going to serve you well in just about any niche that you are in. Whether it’s digital courses and tools or tangible items that are shipped to their home, consumers want help deciding which products they should invest in.

If you are a niche leader, then you probably have your own personal preferences on which products and tools are best. But you can also go out and look at affiliate programs to find out which ones you want to promote for your audience.

If you are in the dieting niche, you might want to include a slant such as, “My Review for the Best Food Scale on the Market.” This can be a review based on a product that you already own, one you are buying, or just based on the product specifications that you have read.

If you are in the success niche, then you will want to include a slant such as, “Review for the Best Podcast Microphone to Take Your Expertise Global.” Even if you are not personally producing a podcast, you can still do a review on the podcast microphone because it is a tool that many entrepreneurs do need.

If you are in the survival niche, then you can include a slant such as, “My Recommendations for the Best 72-Hour Bug Out Bags.” This can be any number of bags, or you can base it on certain features, but you will be advising your readers about the best bug out bags for themselves as well as their family members, including children.

When you are writing product reviews, you can base it on durability, quality, space and size, price range, brand, functionality, and more. These can all be included in your review or you can have a review just based on one of those items, such as the most spacious, lightweight bug out bag on the market.

6. Associate the Topic with Their Emotional or Physical Well-Being

The reason many people reach out to and follow niche leaders is because they have some sort of emotional or physical issue they need help with, and they’re looking to you to solve it.

If you are in the dieting niche, you might come up with a slant such as, “The Benefits of Losing Just 10% of Your Body Weight.” You can find an idea like this just by typing into a search engine the word diet along with the words body weight.

Or, if you wanted to take an emotional approach, you can type in the words diet mentality or diet emotions. If you are in the success niche, you might come up with a slant such as, “There’s a Link Between Good Health and Overall Success in Life.”

This is a common concept that is frequently discussed whenever the topic of work-life balance arises. There are statistics you can find about the overall health of successful people compared to those who earn less.

If you are in the survival niche, you might come up with a slant such as, “10 Common Health Problems You Need to Prepare for in a SHTF Survival Situation.” This is both a physical and emotional issue, because in a survival situation, any health issue can be a stressful burden as well.

7. Think About the Relationships It Affects and Discuss Those

Whenever you are discussing a topic with your blog readers, it’s often something that doesn’t just affect them, but also their friends and family or perhaps coworkers in some cases.

When you are brainstorming an idea like this, have a picture in your mind of your reader and everything they are going through. Think of who they interact with on a regular basis and what kind of interaction they may have with other people.

For example, if you are in the dieting niche, you might have a slant such as, “Dieting When You’re Dealing with an Unsupportive Spouse.” When you are picturing an adult female who is trying to lose weight, you may think about her spouse, and how they are either supportive or damaging in their journey.

Other people you may you think of in terms of relationships for this audience could be well meaning or sabotaging friends, coworkers who bring treats to the break room, an overbearing parent who always has to chime in, etc.

If you are in the success niche, you may want to have a slant such as, “Surround Yourself with Friends Who Don’t Belittle Your Entrepreneurial Efforts.” This may be something you have encountered or something you read about in forums that other people have gone through.

The isolation many entrepreneurs endure working for themselves without colleagues is a common concern, and adding shaming by offline friends could compound the problem for your readers.

If you are in the survival niche, you may want to have a slant such as, “Forming a Community of Like-Minded Friends and Family for Survival Strength.” This could be an overall approach about a community as a whole, or it could target certain topics such as protection and defense, community gardening, and more.

8. Talk About the Lifestyle of People in This Niche

With most niches, there is a certain lifestyle that the people who follow it are engaged in. For example, dieters have a certain lifestyle that many of them engage in, both for damaging habits as well as positive ones.

This is another situation where you want to sit and create a customer avatar of your readers so that you know what their daily life is usually like. You can address the beneficial things they may be doing and point out some harmful a things they may want to change.

If you are in the dieting niche, you may want to come up with a slant such as, “Permanent Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Shed Pounds Easier.” This might be a series of simple steps such as taking an evening stroll in the neighborhood or parking farther away from the door at the grocery store.

You might teach them how to meal prep for the week instead of relying on snacks from the vending machine at work. With a post like this, you can focus on one specific tip or a series of lifestyle changes that you suggest they make.

If you are in the success niche, you may want to come up with a slant such as, “Make Sure You’re Enjoying Work-Life Balance During Your Entrepreneurial Career.” Work-life imbalance is a common problem that most people who work for themselves suffer.

You can teach them issues that will improve it for them such as time management, prioritizing their task list, and more. If you are in the survival niche, you may want to come up with a slant such as, “Practice Severe Lifestyle Changes Periodically So an Event Isn’t as Shocking.”

Because a severe survival situation is not likely to be happening at that very moment, you will want to slant this as a habit that they should practice for rather than implement on an ongoing basis.

For example, they may not need to go outside and start a fire to cook dinner every night. However, instead of waiting until a severe survival situation occurs, they should have everyone who is capable in their family practice starting a fire in a few different ways so that if something ever does happen, it will not be a foreign concept to them.

9. Discuss the Idea of Helping Others

Not only will you be helping your audience, but your readers can also learn how to help others from you. Think about your niche and how others can be helped in it in general. For example, if you were in the knitting niche, then you might talk about how people who knit can make knitted hats for newborns in the NICU.

If you are in the dieting niche, then you may want to have a slant such as, “Could the Ticket to Weight Loss Success Come in the Form of a Buddy System?” With a topic like this, not only would they be helping themselves, but they could help someone else out by being their support system.

Don’t just introduce the idea, but teach them what it means to be a diet buddy, where to find a diet buddy, and how to hold each other accountable throughout the process. You will also want to talk about what they should do if their buddy arrangement falls through.

If you are in the success niche, you might want to have a slant such as, “Giving Back Helps You Further Your Success in Many Ways.” Succeeding as an entrepreneur often happens because someone who has more experience than you has graciously offered their insight and assistance along the way.

You can teach your readers how to do the same for those who are new to their own journey. Even if they are beginners themselves, there will always be someone else who knows less than they do – and word of mouth spreads that boosts their reputation.

This does not have to be a one on one interaction, either. It can be something where they give back to the community by creating a free report that day give to others without making them pay for it.

If you are in the survival niche, then you may want to have a slant such as, “Don’t Plan on Bailing Out Friends and Family – Teach Them to Survive Instead.” This is a different type of helpful article, where your readers will be learning how to help others from more of a tough love approach.

You can teach them about the dangers of not helping their friends and family before a survival situation in learning how to prepare. For example, these people may show up on their doorstep knowing they have supplies and expecting to get the handouts.

10. Warn Them About Something Important

When you are a niche leader for people who are hoping to learn from you, there are times when you will need to warn them about things that they may not be aware of. These are issues they may not know to ask about, but that you can see will someday be a possible problem area for them.

When you issue a warning about something, you want to state the problem, but also explain why it can be catastrophic for them in either the short term or long term. If you simply mention the issue, they may not see how it correlates to their own life or they may feel as if they could easily handle it.

If you’re in the dieting niche, you may want to come up with a slant such as, “Strict Diet Plans Set You Up for a Cycle of Failure.” This is something you have probably seen or experienced many times in the past.

People are so desperate for a quick and easy weight loss fix that they will adopt a fad diet plan that is easily handled for a few days or weeks, that which will cause them to chalk it up as a failure when they quit eventually.

If you are in the success niche, you can create a slant such as, “Many New List Building Tools Are Leaving Users Stranded After a Few Months.”  Anytime you find out about a certain type of tool that is repeatedly being launched because the others have quit working, it’s a red flag that you can warn your readers about.

This is a great time to help people learn how to shop smart, for instance helping them understand how to research the reputation of a vendor, how to spot sellers who frequently abandoned projects and customer service, and which products have the longevity they need to seek out.

If you happen to be in the survival niche, you can create the slant that says, “The Supply Chain Is Suffering So You Need to Get Ready Months in Advance.” This is something you will have heard about on major news stations, online, and likely in chatter on forums.

Both the media and forums like to showcase people’s panic about certain topics. Keep your eye open for these and then warn your readers about the situation. Sometimes, your warning will actually be for them to ignore the fear mongering that is happening in the world.

11. Discuss a Movie About the Topic

With many of the niches you can make money in, there will be some sort of movie in the past that either discusses or shows the niche topic in action. Whether it is current pop culture or something from decades ago, movies are a good icebreaker to discuss with people and stir up engagement on your blog.

For example, if you are in the dieting niche, you might have a blog title such as, “10 Lessons Shallow Hal Taught Us About Dealing with Fat Shaming.” This was a popular movie where a man was unable to see the size of the woman he was dating.

You could discuss how she deals with individuals making fun of her in the movie, or the fact that he had to be hypnotized to see her as something other than a large woman. You can generate feedback from your audience to see if they have ever experienced any type of fat shaming themselves and teach them how to handle it if it happens to them.

A blog title such as, “Being Persistent Like Jerry Maguire When You Suffer a Setback” would be perfect for the success niche. In this movie, Tom Cruise plays a man who loses his job as a successful sports agent and has to start his own company where he only has one client who is loyal to him as he navigates the emotional ups and downs of the cutthroat business.

This is a great discussion starter for you to use to help your own audience learn how to deal with a major blow in their business where they are enjoying success and are eventually brought to their knees by something unexpected.

For the survival niche, you might use a slant such as, “Tapping Into Your Will to Live as the Movie The Revenant Shows Us.” The scene where Leonardo DiCaprio is fighting off a bear is one that you may want to embed on your blog and then discuss the physical dangers of having to bug out in the wilderness.

While not everyone lives in bear country, there will be other dangers from animals and the elements that may affect their physical health. You can discuss them and then introduce solutions that can help them avoid catastrophe.

12. Talk About a Demotivating Issue

People come to you because you are a light at the end of the tunnel when they have been going through something that they can’t figure out on their own. They are feeling unmotivated an uninspired, hoping you can lift them up.

One thing you can do is shine a light on these issues that have everyone feeling down. For example, if you are in the dieting niche, you can start with a slant that says, “How to Power Through a Diet Plateau.”

Everyone knows that there is nothing more demotivating than sticking to a diet and exercising consistently, only to see the scale stall. Explain what a diet plateau is and then teach them how to persevere through it so that they continue on with their weight loss journey.

For the success niche, you can use a slant such as, “Staying Strong When Everyone Seems to Be Earning But You.” Many newcomers to online marketing are green with envy as they see everyone else posting about their growing income.

You want to help your readers get past that hump where they are working hard toward their success, but not seeing the earnings they were hoping for yet. Help them understand what they need to do to make sure they are on the right path, without giving up.

In the survival niche, you can use a slant such as, “Take a Break from the 24-Hour News Cycle for an Improved Outlook.” Everyone has been discussing a digital detox recently.

This is a topic that you can introduce to your readers and teach them how to improve their mood without necessarily being uninformed for long periods of time. Help them understand that if the world is ending or a major event occurs, they will hear about it without having to be tuned into the news because everyone will be talking about it anyway.

13. Discuss a Mistake You Made (or Almost Made)

People love to know that they’re not the only ones out there making mistakes. No matter what niche you’re in, there are certain mistakes that people make where they feel stupid or hopeless.

You can step up as a leader by sharing your own past mistakes, or those you almost made, but avoided. This helps your readers to not feel so alone in their own journey. For example, if you are in the diet niche, your blog topic might be, “Embracing a Fad Diet After Reading an Article About It.”

You might talk about how you would embark on a fad diet like clockwork every week after reading a certain women’s magazine that showcased a new diet topic. Women’s World Magazine is a good example of a weekly publication that highlights extreme diets with headlines on the cover such as, “Lose 2 Lbs a Day Without Dieting.”

If you’re in the success niche, you can use a slant like, “Recommending a Product Just Because a Friend Had Launched It.” This is a common occurrence in online marketing. It’s the concept of “You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.”

If you’ve experienced this yourself, or been approached by someone to do it, you can talk about how it’s not wise to promote a product just because of a friendship. Talk about how to not only analyze a product for value for your audience, but how to bow out of a promotion without hurting anyone’s feelings or causing a rift.

For the survival niche, you can use a topic such as, “Storing Food and Water Improperly.” This might be a good time to talk about the effort you went to in storing food and or water supplies, only to discover they had spoiled because you hadn’t stored them correctly.

Talk about what you have learned in the process, and if there are multiple strategies involved, discuss which ones you felt were easier, most affordable, and most effective to use to protect supplies.

14. Tell Them About Your Own Experience in the Niche

There are many reasons that people get into a niche. Sometimes it’s for sheer profitability based on the volume of searches and the number of products that are available to promote.

But usually, it’s because the marketer has some sort of personal interest in the niche topic, either because they have experience in it or because they want to pursue it based on a passion they have for it.

Don’t just tell them about the facts that occurred in your experience. You also want to discuss the emotional and possibly physical changes that took place from the start of your journey to the place that you are now.

In the diet niche, you can approach it with a slant such as, “How I Lost, Regained and Re-Lost 100 Pounds.” Yo yo dieting is a very common occurrence in this niche. Just about everyone has gone through it, and you can talk about the toll it takes on your body and how you finally stopped the cycle.

For the success niche, you can talk about, “How I Went from Broke to Making Bank in Under 12 Months.” If you haven’t experienced this yourself, then you may want to write about someone else’s journey that you have heard about.

And you can tweak the topic to fit your own circumstances. Maybe you weren’t broke, but you were able to quit your job in the offline world and replace your income. That would also be a good slant for this niche.

If you are in the survival niche, you can use a slant such as, “Survival – The Turning Point That Made Me Start Survival Prepping Seriously.” Everyone who is involved in survival prepping has that one moment where the switch is turned on and they begin to prepare by stocking supplies and learning strategies for long term survival.

Yours may have been recently, such as when the Texas grid shut down during a winter storm or when the pandemic cleared out store shelves. Or, it may have been something you were raised to learn how to do early on.

When you start talking about your own experience in the niche, it opens the door for others to feel comfortable sharing their experience, too. You want your blog to be somewhat of a community where people share their thoughts and journeys.

15. Embed and Discuss a Niche Video Someone Else Made

Sometimes, you can simply go to YouTube and type in your niche topic and find a great video that allows you to embed it on your blog and open up a discussion about it. For example, if you are in the dieting niche, you might use the slant such as, “What I Do (and Don’t) Like About the Snake Diet.”

Embed a video where someone is discussing the pros and cons about this diet and then you can either agree or disagree with them and talk about why you feel it is a beneficial or harmful program.

It’s okay to share the stage with other online entrepreneurs who are discussing the niche topic. Embedding a video on your blog does not mean you will lose your audience, but they will view you as a good curator of information.

If you are in the success niche, you may have heard about the concept of selling digital art recently. Your slant could be, “What This Man Did Wrong in Selling NFTs.” You could find a video where someone is discussing how they tried to make money selling NFTs and failed, and then guide your audience in more effective ways of making money with this concept.

Some of the best slants for the survival niche blogs are helping people learn how to shop smart for supplies. Your slant could be, “Stores to Consider When Shopping for Survival Supplies.”

You can find people with videos on YouTube showing them shopping locally in stores or online. After you embed their video, you can discuss a summary of what the person was able to buy, and then give your own tips on where they can find additional supplies or maybe the same supplies at a cheaper rate.

16. Tie Another Niche Into Your Topic

Almost every niche has one or more companion images that will tie in nicely to your topic. For example, stress and sleep go together well. Diet and exercise are good companions.

Make a list of all of the niche topics that you feel might relate to your main niche in some way. Create a blog slant based off of a combination of those two niche topics. For example, if you are in the diet niche, you might have a slant that ties into the sleep niche.

Your title could be, “Dieters Who Get a Good Night’s Sleep Lose More Weight.” Not only will you be able to discuss the fact that getting enough sleep helps you ward off sugary cravings for energy purposes, but you can also relays statistics that you are able to find online about it.

When you do tie in another niche to your own, don’t just state the fact, but help them achieve the goal. They may have trouble getting enough sleep, so what can you suggest they do that will help them get a full 8 hours every night?

For the success niche, try a slant such as, “Stress Relief Tips for Solo Entrepreneurs.” The stress niche ties into many additional niche markets. First, think about the specific stress that your niche audience has.

For entrepreneurs, it might be the isolation, the pressure of not having a reliable paycheck anymore, the fear of failure, trying to learn new strategies and technologies, and more.

Show them that you can relate to their struggles and the feelings they are enduring having to be under a high stress situation as they try to build a business and also maintain good relationships with their friends and family.

Take it one step further and teach them the stress relief tips they need to know. These might be strategic in nature, such as better time management. Or, it might be something like engaging in mindful meditation for five minutes every hour.

In the survival niche, you might want to do a slant such as, “Decisions Pet Owners Have to Make in a Survival Situation.” The pet niche will not pair well with every single niche out there, but it does go with many of them because pets are a part of our family.

For this type of slant, you can talk about the most extreme situations when food supplies are low and there are more mouths to feed than there are meals. You can talk about different types of pets as well as how to strategically stock food for the animals in your life so that they don’t go hungry during a survival situation, either.

17. Go Over a Case Study (Yours or Others)

Case studies are always fascinating to a target audience. Here is someone who has a goal they want to achieve, and they are able to look over the shoulder of someone else and see how they did it step by step.

You can either conduct your own case study, which is where you show something from the very beginning to completion as well as the results of the tasks that you did. Or, you can discuss how someone else achieved their goal by giving an analysis of what they did.

If you are in the diet niche, you can use a slant such as, “Day-By-Day Account of How I Lost 15 Pounds in 30 Days.” If you look on any Instagram or Tik Tok account where they are discussing their weight loss, one question you will see over and over again is, “How did you do it?”

People want to know every meal that is eaten, every glass of water that has been consumed, and how much exercise it took to lose the weight. Case studies are almost guaranteed to generate immense interest and discussion with your audience.

In the success niche, your slant could be, “How 5 Short Emails Helped Me Rake in $14,956 in Less Than a Week.” This might be something where you purchase a set of PLR emails and then implement them in your own business.

You can then show all of the statistical information, such as how many emails were opened, how many people clicked on the links, what the conversion rate was, as well as the overall income that was earned from your efforts.

If you tweaked the emails in some way, to make them more effective with your own email list, teach your readers what you did and why you did it. That way, they will learn how to become more self-sufficient with their own content and conversions.

In the survival niche, you might have a slant such as, “What I Learned Spending 10 Days Outdoors with Only My Bug Out Bag Supplies.” These types of exercises are very interesting for your audience because it allows them to learn things without having to go through the process themselves.

You might be able to talk about supplies you wish you had in your bug out bag. You might discuss some of the dangers or discomforts you didn’t expect to encounter. And you can talk about the positive things as well, such as the fact that you were able to easily handle the 10 days with plenty of supplies left over.

18. Bring in a Guest Blogger – Or Refer to Other Experts

Bringing someone else into your blog injects a fresh narrative without taking away from your own expertise. You can share the stage with another blogger in a way that shows your readers you are part of a community of niche leaders.

To find a good guest blogger, you can go to other blogs that you already read and admire and simply ask them if they would like to provide a guest blog post on your blog that links back to their blog.

Often, this will be a reciprocal situation, where they will allow you to create a guest blog on their website as well. You don’t want to request this upfront, but just ask if they would like to have a few weeks to gather their thoughts and create a special post for your readers.

When you bring a guest blogger onboard, you can either give them an idea about what your blog is about or allow them to discover it on their own and come up with their own content.

They may ask what you suggest the blog post be about, at which time you can give them some ideas. If you are unable to find a guest blogger, you can create a blog post that simply refers to other experts in your niche.

If you are a diet niche leader, you might have a blog slant such as, “How Dr. Atkins Revolutionized Fast Weight Loss.” In this post, you can introduce Dr. Atkins to your audience, explain a bit about his background, and discuss what he has done for the weight loss industry with his low carb or keto slant.

If you are referring to other experts, you may want to also post links to their websites, books, and videos that they may want to watch that you feel would be beneficial to them if they decide to pursue this topic.

If you are in the success niche, you can have a slant such as, “The Most Important Success Tips I’ve Learned from Tony Robbins.” This is an entrepreneur who covers many different aspects of life, so you can compile some of his tips and then link out to the courses, articles, and videos that he has published discussing these topics.

In the survival niche, you can have a slant such as, “What You Can Learn from Watching Bear Grylls Navigate the Wilderness.” This is a survival expert that had his own show as well as products.

You might cover one or more of his shows, or talk about the products and strategies he’s used and how you either agree with them or recommend something better or different.

19. Give an Over-the-Shoulder Tutorial

People love to watch as a process unfolds. You can allow people to have an over the shoulder experience just by using a screen capture tool like Camtasia or CamStudio, where they can see exactly what you are doing on your computer as you do it.

Sometimes, you won’t be capturing anything on screen, but instead, filming something as it happens. For example, if you are in the diet niche, you might have a slant such as, “How to Properly Measure Your Body Fat Using Calipers.”

For this over the shoulder tutorial, you will have to show the tool, explain how it is used, and then show how it is used on your body or on someone else’s. You can set up a tripod if you want and allow them to see the process unfold.

For the success niche, you might have a slant such as, “How to Install WordPress and Set Up Your List.” This is definitely one of the over the shoulder processes that you can use a video screen capture tool for.

Not only can you capture the process, but you can also edit it so that it highlights your cursor, you can add an intro and outro to your video, and more. If you have any errors in your video or audio, you can replace those as well.

In the survival niche, you might have a slant such as, “How to Start a Fire with Flint and Steel.” This is another situation where you will not use a screen capture tool, but instead a video camera to record yourself using the flint and steel to start a fire.

By allowing people to have an over the shoulder viewpoint, it helps them see how you navigate any obstacles, such as wind that might prevent a fire being started easily, or a technical glitch with a WordPress installation.

20. Make a List

If you look at the covers of almost any magazine, or the post on a major news outlet, you will often see a variety of list articles. Some people call these listicles. Basically, you want to pick a number for your list and then create that many elements for your slant.

For example, if you are in the diet niche, you might have a slant such as, “17 Supplements That Support You in Losing Weight.” You could easily change that to the number 9, 12, or 38.

And just as you can easily change the number, you can also change the topic. Instead of supplements, you could change that to habits or pieces of exercise equipment. If you have more than one idea, jot them down for use at a later date.

If you are in the success niche, you can use the slant, “29 Habits Successful People Have That You Don’t.” Again, you could change the number or the item itself, such as changing it to “digital tools” or “books they’ve read that you haven’t.”

In the survival niche, you can have a slant such as, “37 Survival Items Everyone Needs in Their Bug Out Bag.” One thing you might want to do with these lists is just list the items out and then count them up.

Instead of trying to hit the number 37, just list them out and if they equal 19, then go with that number. There’s no set number it has to be. You could even do a series of top 10 lists, top 5 or top 3 if you wanted to.

21. Host a Challenge for Your Blog Readers

People love to join a challenge and participate in a journey alongside others. In many niches, whether it’s knitting a sweater, writing a fiction book, or painting a picture, you can create a specific challenge that has them working on a goal to completion.

The best kinds of challenges to do for this purpose are short ones, where you can blog in a series about them. That might be 5 days or one month, but usually not longer than 90 days total.

If you are in the diet niche, you might use the slant, “1-Month Alternate Day Fasting Challenge.” Every day, you could blog in your series or blog weekly, and have a separate Facebook group set up for the daily interactions.

In the success niche, a good slant might be, “30 Day Blog Challenge.” Here, you could guide your audience on what to blog about for the day, and have everyone share their blog posts in the comments section.

For the survival niche, a slant like, “Daily Discount Prepper Challenge” might be effective. Have everyone find one product a day online or offline that’s being sold in bulk or at a great deal so others can join in and buy, too.

22. Tell Them Who Inspires You

People love to know who helped inspire you to succeed, and how. Telling this story is both heartwarming and motivational. Plus, in some instances, it gives them someone to follow as well.

In the dieting niche, you might have a slant such as, “How Chris Pratt Almost Lost a Role and Then Lost the Weight.” At almost 300 pounds, this celebrity almost wasn’t cast in Guardians of the Galaxy, until he quickly lost 60 pounds in six months.

It’s a great story to tell because he has openly discussed the health problems he suffered from being overweight, the struggle he’s had with yo yo cycles of dieting, and more.

In the success niche, you might come up with a slant like, “Risk Taking Lessons You Can Learn from Sylvester Stallone.” This is a man who had a dream and wanted it so bad he went through bouts of homelessness and other struggles until he finally made it in Hollywood.

He wrote the script for Rocky in three days and took an enormous pay cut just so he could star in the main role. This is inspiring because it shows how you can put yourself through struggles if you feel the end result will be worth it.

For the survival niche, try a slant like, “The Inspiration of Ruth Stout’s Gardening Strategy.” This was an elderly woman who developed her own method “no work gardening.”

It’s inspiring because she found a way around the obstacles that would have prevented her from succeeding with gardening if she’d tried to accomplish it the traditional way, and managed to provide food for herself.

She simply covered her seeds with year-round mulch, instead of having to get down on the ground and plant them in the soil. This is something that might be good for a survival slant for disabled or elderly individuals.

23. Be Transparent About Your Biggest Fears (or Common Ones)

Everyone has fears in almost any niche. Maybe not in certain stress relief niches, for example, but in those where a specific goal is being addressed – even a common fear of failure is something you can blog about.

While many niche leaders feel they have to project an air of fearlessness, it actually helps you audience if they can see where you’ve been hesitant and how you powered through your fears to achieve your own goals, too.

In the diet niche, try a slant like, “What If I’m Doomed to Be Overweight Forever?” Even if you’re not currently experiencing this, you may have in the past – or you might just want to address it as something your audience might need help with.

In the success niche, try the slant, “What If Everyone Laughs at Your Info Product?” Being afraid to put themselves out there is a common fear many new online entrepreneurs have, and they get caught up in a cycle of perfectionism, which helps them delay their launch and avoid ridicule.

For the survival niche, try a slant like, “What If Society Breaks Down and Chaos Is on Your Doorstep?” The ultimate fear for preppers is that what they’ve been preparing for will happen – and it will happen close to home.

Paint a picture for them so they can see that you understand those fears and then help them navigate their worst-case scenario with a plan so they gain comfort and peace of mind.

24. Discuss Goal Setting for Your Niche

Some people are in a niche with a desire to make progress, but they don’t know how to set realistic goals. They don’t even know what their goal should be. You can help them with that.

You can help people set long-term as well as short-term goals. And within each niche, the goals might be for a variety of issues. For example, in the diet niche, you might have a slant such as, “Common Sense Weight Loss Goals That Ensure Success.”

This is a broad approach, so you can segment it with goals such as weekly, monthly, annually – or weight, BMI, muscle mass, etc. You can help with goals about meals, like how many calories or carbs they take in, and more.

In the success niche, try a slant such as, “Creating Mini Milestones from Your Overall Project Goals.” Pick a project your readers might be undertaking, like the launch of an info product.

Then divvy it up into small milestones, such as hiring people for graphics or sales copy, completing the product draft, reaching out to affiliates, etc. There are many mini steps they may not know they should do, so this goal setting exercise will help them learn those things.

In the survival niche, use a slant such as, “Planning Your Ultimate Off-Grid Property Purchase.” For most preppers, they start small (like a 72-hour bug out bag), and build up in terms of supplies at home.

Your goal blog post could be about the ultimate goal they might strive for – a completely separate property that’s fully functional, off the electrical grid, and also away from the city.

25. Test Something and Share It

People love it when there’s something they’ve been wanting to try, but they’re just not sure if they’ll like it or not. Instead, they’d prefer it if you tried it and then told them how it went.

With the diet niche, try a slant such as, “I Tried Air Fryer Veggies and I’m Addicted Now.” Maybe they’ve been thinking about getting an air fryer, and once they see your crispy parmesan green beans, they’ll be sold on the idea!

Just make sure that when you tell them about it, you give every detail about what you did so they can replicate it. And include the recipe and links to the exact air fryer you’re using, too.

In the success niche, try the slant, “I Split Tested My Sales Page and These Were the Shocking Results.” Maybe you split tested something as simple as the font size or colors, and saw a huge jump in conversions.

Don’t just tell them about the split test – give details about how you technically set it up, how you analyzed the results, and what you learned from this experiment going forward. Make some predictions about why it worked this way and how it’ll help you in the future.

For the survival niche, how about a slant like, “I Tried an MRE from 1980 and Here’s How It Held Up.” Many people don’t know that survival foods can last for decades. This would be a good time to tell them where you got it, include pictures or video of what came in it, and specifics about how each item tasted, too.

In the end, if it was a positive experience, show them how they can purchase their own MREs, and what types of meals you recommend for both nutrients and enjoyment as well.

26. Talk About a Book You Read or Will Read on the Topic

Books are always great blog post fodder! There are books on almost any topic you can imagine. Head to Amazon and see what’s available in the bestseller list that you can discuss with your audience.

Many people may want to join a book club discussion about it. You can make this a monthly event for your blog, or quarterly, if you’re a slower reader who doesn’t have time to quickly consume books.

If you’re in the dieting niche, try a slant such as, “If You Have Inflammation Read The Power Plate Diet.” When you discuss the book, you can talk about what you found helpful, what you didn’t know and learned, what you disagreed with, what additional tips you have, and more.

In the success niche, use a topic such as, “What Mel Robbins Taught Me in The High 5 Habit Book.” You can talk about why you felt this author’s work was motivational for you, or what she said that opened your eyes to a new way of striving for success.

In the survival niche, try a slant like, “Tony Nester’s Book When the Grid Goes Down Is a Must Have for Preppers.” While his book talks about 6 key areas to pay attention to, maybe you feel there’s a 7th area – or perhaps you have tips to add for the six issues he addresses.

27. Write About Habits You Need to Change (Stop or Start)

We all have bad habits. Some we’re doing that we need to eliminate, and some we don’t do, but need to. In many niches, habits are something that can be discussed to help people get closer to their goals.

In the diet niche, for example, use a slant like, “Get in the Habit of Listening to Your Hunger Cues.” This is something we’re born with – eat when hungry, stop when not hungry – but we lose it among childhood rules like, “clean your plate.”

So that would be a habit they need to start. A habit they may need to stop might be eating in front of the television or eating after 10 P.M. if they’re to lose weight and keep seeing the scale creep up.

In the success niche, use a slant such as, “How Positive Affirmation Habits Can Help Grow Your Success.” Starting out your day with positive affirmations is a great new habit to embrace as an entrepreneur.

A habit they may need to stop could be something about binge watching Netflix shows, procrastinating on social networking sites to avoid work, or using shiny new object syndrome as a way to avoid responsibility in their niche.

For the survival niche, you could use a slant such as, “Get Better at Rotating Your Food Stores.” This is a habit you might want to help them learn to do to cut down on food losses and help them save money.

You could also slant it as a habit they need to stop, such as by saying, “Stop Buying New Canned Goods to Use Immediately and Rotate Your Food Instead.” It can work both ways – a habit to stop and a habit to start.

28. Debunk a Myth in Your Niche

With many niches, there is false information floating around that you’re constantly having to correct with your audience. You can make a blog post about the common ones, or even little known ones.

In the dieting niche, try a slant like, “It’s a Myth That Fat Is Bad for Your Weight Loss Efforts.” Some people hear the word fat and instantly think it’s bad, but you can teach your audience about good fats, such as those that come from avocados, nuts, etc.

In the success niche, try the slant, “It’s a Myth That You Have a Spend Money to Make Money.” Online entrepreneurs are often roped into spending a small fortune on courses and tools they don’t really need in the beginning of their journey.

They don’t know any better. You can protect your audience and help them save themselves from a budget disaster by informing them about what they really need, or what free or low cost alternative they can choose instead.

In the survival niche, use a slant like, “It’s a Myth That Food Is the Most Important Resource You Need for Survival.” This is a common misbelief people have, when water is actually the most important item preppers need on-hand – explain why in terms of how the physical body works and help them learn how to ensure their hydration needs are met.

29. Pit Two Things Against Each Other (Strategy or Products)

People love to see a “this or that” approach. When you have a bunch of things to compare, it can be good to see two of them pitted against one another so you can make a decision about which one is best and begin to weed out your choices.

In the diet niche, you can take this approach with a slant such as, “Low Carb Versus Mindful Eating – Which Works Better?” You’ll have many readers who have been contemplating both of these plans and don’t know which one would work best for them.

You can cover all of the pros and cons, give a “best for” summary to tell who might enjoy it more, and even warn people against trying one or the other if you feel there are too many drawbacks against it.

For the success niche, use a slant such as, “A Comparison Between Aweber and GetResponse.” There are dozens of email autoresponder tools, so you can continually pit two against each other until you have what you feel is the ultimate choice.

You can cover features, pricing plans, rules, and more. You can tell them if you’ve ever used one of the two products yourself, and if so, what your experience with it was. If you haven’t, that’s okay, too – just be honest with them.

In the survival niche, try a slant such as, “Military MREs or Survival Food Buckets – Which Are Better?” This is a great type of product to have challenge each other because preppers want to get the best for long-term storage, and both are expensive to the average survival enthusiast.

You can talk about flavors available, longevity, storage safety issues, taste and quality, caloric levels, nutrition, brands available and more. If you happen to have one of each, you can even do a taste test and record it or at least take pictures of the food to show them why you made the comments you did.

30. Give Them a Checklist

Everyone loves a good checklist. It’s even better if you turn your blog post into a PDF they can download and print out to help them navigate their niche journey offline, too. You can type in your niche topic and the word checklist to see what kinds of checklists people have created.

Never copy theirs. Gather ideas and then create yours from scratch. In the diet niche, use a slant such as, “A Checklist of 10 Foods You Need in Your Daily Diet.” You can change the number or the type of food as well as the purpose, too, such as, “A Checklist of 15 Non-Starchy Vegetables That Help You Lose Weight.”

In the success niche, use a slant like, “Launch Checklist for Digital Info Products.” Many people don’t know the intricate procedural details of what goes into a launch, so you can teach them everything from product listings to testing the sale and delivery of the product.

In the survival niche, use a slant such as, “Medical Supply Checklist to Keep Your Family Safe During Survival Situations.” You can have checklists for all different types of survival issues – like supplies, communication strategies, and more.

31. Start with a Quote and Build on It for a Blog Post

Quotes are a great springboard for good content on your blog. It makes it easy for you to have a starting point for a good lesson for your readers. Go to Google and type in your niche topic and the word quote.

Find one that resonates with a lesson you’d like to teach. For example, in the diet niche, try, “Nothing Tastes as Good as Skinny Feels” by Kate Moss. You might embrace the idea or talk about the regret Moss stated she felt for making that statement.

In the success niche, use the quote, “Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal: It Is the Courage to Continue That Counts” by Winston Churchill. Being consistent in your pursuit of success is a quality everyone needs, and it’s important to know that both sides of the coin – success and failure, are not permanent so they have to keep going.

In the survival niche, use a slant such as, “The Greatest Weapon Against Stress Is Our Ability to Choose One Thought Over Another” by William James. Mindset is one of the most important things people need in large quantities during a survival situation, so you can teach your audience how to keep their spirits up during the worst of times.

32. Get Off Topic Just Slightly

Sometimes, it’s good to take a break from your usual topis and veer off just a tad. You don’t want your blog to be all over the place, but you can do something out of the norm for your content.

In the diet niche, you usually probably always talk about healthy eating. How about switching it up with a slant like, “My Favorite Cheat Meals to Eat?” That’s something they won’t quite expect, because it’s more indulgent, but it’s also tied into the diet concept, too – because everyone needs a break from time to time.

In the success niche, you could use, “Growing Up I Wanted to Be an Astronaut, Not an Entrepreneur.” Talk about what drove you to want to be something completely opposite of where you are now.

Do you miss not pursuing that other career? Are there any similarities you can spot between the two careers, such as enjoying the risk or unknown turnout of the project, maybe?

In the survival niche, use a slant such as, “Comfort Items I Refuse to Give Up in Survival Mode.” So these won’t be your usual survival prepper supplies, but luxuries some people may scoff at, but you know you’ll need to have on hand as a way to provide comfort for yourself.

33. Find a Good Statistic to Blog About

This is an easy one to find. Go to your search engine and type in your niche topic and the word statistic. You’ll be able to find data on so many niche topics – and this is something you’ll be able to do again and again.

For example, you can find in the diet niche, a slant like, “You’re Not Alone: According to the CDC Over 42% of American Adults Are Obese.” Statistics like these are updated annually, and you can discuss what the measurements mean, how many are men versus women, age groups, and why it’s occurring.

For the success niche, you might find and use a slant such as, “20% of Small Businesses Fail in the First Year – Here’s How You Can Avoid Being One of Them.” So not only are you discussing the statistical data, and why it’s happening, but you’re helping them take protective measures against become a statistic themselves.

In the survival niche, use a slant such as, “Statistics Show a Growing Number of Women Are Turning Into Preppers.” You can then disclose the ratio of men versus women, and the reasons behind the growing trend, encouraging more to come onboard.

34. Survey Your Readers and Discuss the Results

This is a great slant to use once you have an audience. It’s harder to do whenever you’re just starting out, because it requires feedback. You can set up a survey on social media, using a tool like SurveyMonkey, or just ask your audience to email you and gather results to discuss with them.

Sometimes, you’ll get surprising results that you didn’t expect. With the diet niche, use a slant like, “The Top 3 Diets My Readers Are Currently On.” People in a community of like-minded individuals are always curious about what their peers are doing.

You might discover that 75% of your readers are on keto, but your broad diet site hasn’t been offering enough info on that, helping you change your content to something more relevant to them.

In the success niche, use the slant, “The Biggest Obstacle My Readers Say Is Holding Them Back.” You’ll find a variety of answers flooding into your inbox, from fear of failure to perfectionism, lack of knowledge to limited budget.

Help your audience overcome those obstacles. Go through each one, either in one blog post or separate ones and address the issues. Even if you do one blog post with a quick summary solution, you can stretch it out and make complete individual blog posts for each obstacle, too.

In the survival niche, try the slant, “The #1 Worry My Readers Say Weighs Heavy on Their Mind.” Is it societal chaos, like burning buildings? Is it a run on the banks or store shelves emptying out?

Or is it a major solar event that damages the grid for months, or even years? Discuss their fears and then do the same as you would in the success niche – address the solutions so they leave your blog feeling a sense of peace and calm.

35. Expand on Someone Else’s Idea with Credit

This is a great way to show more value than your competitors. You can start with whatever someone else has taught, giving them full credit and links back to their original lesson.

Then, take it further! People always love a deep dive into a niche topic, so for the diet niche, you might do something like, “More Ways to Request Healthier Options at Restaurants.”

So if a niche competitor listed the top 10 healthy swaps to make at a restaurant, and you know of 20 more, blog about it! You’re not only showcasing your expertise, but providing more value to your readers.

In the success niche, try the slant, “More Ways to Save Money on Your Start Up Business.” So if a niche competitor had a blog post for 7 ways to save money on your start-up, you might add 10 more – helping your people out.

Whenever you link back to the original blogger, they’ll often find out about your post and share it with their audience, helping you get even more visitors to your blog who are within your target audience.

In the survival niche, use a slant such as, “More Places to Store Your Survival Gear.” So maybe you read an article about the most common places, such as a basement, pantry, etc.

You can give them little-known areas, like under their bed, in a bunker offsite, and more. You don’t have to take the original idea from a blog or article, either. You can look in books and even videos for inspiration where you can add more value.

36. Talk About the Mindset They Need

Mindset is everything. Without the proper mental outlook, it’s hard to achieve goals in many different niches. Sometimes, the niche itself will be the corrective measure they need to improve a mindset.

For example, if they’re knitting for stress relief, then it’s okay to come to the niche in a frazzled state of mind and use the hobby as a way to achieve a sense of peace and calm.

In the diet niche, you might use a slant such as, “Stop Thinking of Dieting as an Event – It’s a Way of Life.” This is a tough love mindset you’ll use to have people stop using dieting as a short-term tactic and instead make life-long habit changes to improve their health.

In the success niche, try a slant such as, “How to Stop Feeling Shame for Your Entrepreneurial Failures.” Shame is prevalent in this niche. You need to shake them up a bit or even offer a coddling approach and teach them how to eliminate this feeling and embrace one that’s more empowering.

In the survival niche, try a slant like, “A Survival Mindset Is Proactive and Self Sufficient.” This might be a way to pat them on the back for their decision to be involved in survival prepping.

Or, it might help those who are on the fence adopt a mindset of consistent prepping so that they aren’t waiting for a someday event, but instead working on helping their family be prepared ahead of time.

37. Interview a Competitor in Your Niche

Interviews are always a good idea to bring other peoples’ readers to your blog. Whenever an expert is interviewed, it gives them more credibility as a leader, so they share with everyone the fact that they’ve been interviewed.

They’ll notify their subscribers and social media followers and send them to your blog to read (or watch) the interview. If you do a video or audio interview, you can transcribe it for some added text content on your blog.

If you’re in the diet niche, try a slant such as, “Interview with a Diet Blogger Who Lost 100 Pounds without Ever Giving Up Her Favorite Foods.” Of course, you’ll want to find a blogger in your niche and see what perspective they have that sets them apart.

In the success niche, you can use a slant such as, “Interview with an Entrepreneur Who Makes $100 a Day with 30-Second Tik Toks.” Any time you can showcase an expert who has had success, whether small or large, your readers will sit up and take notice.

It also helps you gauge interest to see if this is a topic your readers may want to learn even more about. If you get a good response for the interview, you can either collaborate with the other person for a product or venture out on your own to research and share tips for your readers in a solo info product.

In the survival niche, you can tackle a slant such as, “Interview with a Bush Craft Expert.” Maybe this is something you’ve only just begun learning yourself, or you want to take it to the next level.

Make sure you have some in-depth questions for your expert and not things that you could shar eon your own with your target audience. You want to be able to supplement your insight, not repeat it.

38. Curate the Best Tips on a Topic

Curation is a content strategy that shows you are doing the heavy lifting for your audience in terms of staying on the pulse of the niche and researching the information they need to know.

Curation is when you go out and gather snippets of content from other people, always making sure to link back to the original author for full credit. You can curate quotes, paragraphs, or concepts and link back to a blog or product where it was originally listed.

In the diet niche, you might have a slant like, “23 Expert Tips on How to Cut Carbs without Cravings.” You can take a tip from several sources, or take one tip from a single source that you curate from and discuss it in-depth.

In the success niche, try a slant such as, “19 Tips from Six Figure Marketers to Help You Achieve Success.” You want to curate from trusted sources, not just anyone who happens to have a good tip – because you’ll be linking your readers to these people.

For the survival niche, you might have, “12 Couponing Pros Weigh in on How to Save Money on Survival Supplies.” Share a tip from each one, linking back to their blog or site.

You won’t mind sharing these people because they’re in a companion niche, not necessarily survival. Their couponing site might be for everyday items, like food and cleaning supplies – but even if they are fellow survival bloggers, the curation strategy makes you look good because you’re helping your readers find good information.

39. Give Them a Rundown of the Best Resources They Need

Resource lists are always helpful for your audience to refer to whenever they need a tool, expert, ideas or course to turn to. You can look up your niche topic and the word resource or supplies to get some ideas of what to refer your audience to.

In the diet niche, you might have a slant such as, “The Best Resources for Low Carb Meal Ideas Online.” These might be recipe sites or even apps that help people calculate the carbs in their meal plans.

For the success niche, you might have a topic like, “Top 10 Resources You Need to Run an Online Empire.” You might give them a rundown of the types of tools and other elements they’ll need in the business, such as an autoresponder tool, graphic design tool, platform to sell their products on, domain name, etc.

In the survival niche, you might have a slant such as, “Online Resources for Building Your Survival Food Supplies.” This would be a list of the best places to order from, including Amazon and direct company sites – and it’s okay to use your affiliate link on these to earn a commission.

40. Notify Them About Events They Might Want to Attend

Events don’t happen in every niche, but they do with a lot of them. There are conventions, seminars and meet-ups that you can recommend to your audience and they’ll appreciate learning about it.

Just type in your niche topic and words like retreat, get-together, seminar, webinar, meet-up, convention and more synonyms that will show you the results you need to create your list.

For example, if you’re in the diet niche, you might compile a blog post that’s about “2022 Weight Loss Retreats.” You can list the name of the retreat, the specific purpose, the price, location and other details.

For the success niche, you might use a slant like, “2022 Marketing Webinars for Online Entrepreneurs.” You might want to choose in-person meet-ups, or due to the pandemic globally, you might do virtual webinars instead.

For the survival niche, you can do a topic such as, “Survival and Prepper Conventions Scheduled for 2022.” There are conventions and expos that showcase products for consumers.

Some of them are broad in topics, like survival or prepping and others are specific such as gun shows for survival self-defense. If it’s a self-defense one, it’s narrow than all survival, but it might be broad in terms of covering multiple forms of self-defense, including guns, knives, pepper spray, and more.

41. Make a Post of Gratitude

People love the positive posts where there’s an element of appreciation to them. This will be something you personally feel, so there’s no research – just brainstorming involved.

For the diet niche, you might have a slant such as, “An Open Letter of Thanks to My Intuitive Eating Nutritionist.” Maybe you had a nutritionist who finally got you off the diet bandwagon and taught you intuitive eating.

You can create an open letter of thanks to him or her and discuss where you were when you first met them and what they helped you with. Be sure to include whatever emotional transformation took place, too.

If you’re in the success niche, try a slant such as, “Just a Note to Say How Thankful I Am for Those Who Helped Me Succeed.” This might give gratitude for a list of people, from a spouse who encouraged you to an online colleague who taught you a strategy to your customers who believed in you.

In the survival niche, you could have a post such as, “Grateful to My Grandmother for Teaching Me How to Garden and Can Vegetables.” You could include family pictures, a story about gardening with her as a child, your first solo experiment canning from your garden and more.

Things like this help people bond with you because they see a softer side. You’re not just spouting off facts and data, but you’re unraveling what made you who you are, and sharing the things that inspired you.

42. Make a Post About Terminology in Your Niche

Terminology is something you will frequently find people asking about when they’re beginners in a niche. From full words to acronyms, they’ll need to know what things mean.

You can type into a search engine the name of your niche and the word acronym, lingo, terminology, etc. to find a list of the common ones misunderstood in your niche. If you’re in the diet niche, it might just be one type of word that’s not understood, so a slant like, “A Guide to Understanding What Macros Mean” might work well.

In the success niche, try a slant like, “Don’t Know Your Autoresponder from Your Zip File?” This is where you’re explaining what the words mean, or what the products are. Some people may not know what it means when someone teaches them to “zip up their product.”

In the survival niche, there are many, so a slant like, “BOBs, MREs and TEOTWAWKI – How to Understand the Survival Prepper’s Lingo” would work well. You can cover those three, plus other popular ones, like SHTF, too.

43. Talk About Future Plans with Your Followers

People love to see where things are going. And as their leader, they will look to you to see where they should be planning their own future endeavors. You can let them know in a sort of sneak peek post that helps them understand what they’ll be seeing from you in the coming days, weeks, months and years.

In the diet niche, you might say something like, “In 2022, I’ll Be Sharing More About Alternate Day Fasting.” Maybe this is a plan you intend to start on January first. By giving them a heads up, they can make preparations to follow along and implement it themselves, too.

In the success niche, you might have a blog titled, “Why I’m Adding Kindle Publishing as a Second Income Stream.” Talk about what it means, what spurred you into this direction, and what types of things you’ll be teaching along the way.

For the survival niche, you can have a post slanted, “I’m Going to Build a Shipping Container Home on an Off-Grid Property.” This is a huge endeavor, but it’s one many preppers dream of, so they’ll be sure to bookmark your blog and visit it frequently.

44. Technology That Impresses You in Your Niche

Most niches have some sort of technology or gadgets in them. Whether it’s a sewing machine, underwater camera, a GPS rangefinder for golfers, or something else, you can find tech products that people want to know more about.

These types of blog posts not only serve as an online expo of what’s new in your industry, but it also gives you the opportunity to add some affiliate income into your blog content, too.

If you’re in the diet niche, have a post such as, “Virtual Reality Gaming That Helps You Burn Calories.” You might list a VR gaming system you recommend and talk about certain games that really helped you work up a sweat.

This is a concept that’s come a long way form the Wii Fit gaming system or Just Dance games, which helped people get up off the couch and get moving. This immerses them into an entire new world and some of the games help them be active without a fitness slant at all.

For the success niche, use a slant like, “Page Building Tools That Serve as a One-Stop Marketing Shop.” These are things some people have many different tools for – email autoresponders, page builders, etc.

But there are some page builder tools that do it all. You can cover one in particular or a list of those that have multiple features, allowing the reader to replace or consolidate their purchase into one item instead of many.

In the survival niche, you might discuss, “Solar Survival Gadgets That Make the Loss of the Grid a Breeze.” For this, you can cover all broad solar gadgets like solar cookers, solar phone chargers, solar generators, solar showers and more – or, narrow it down and cover one at a time per blog post.

45. Bring Your Niche to Life with Pictures and Videos

It’s one thing to read about things and it’s another to visually see it in the form of images and videos. You always want to be adding multimedia to your blog posts, but you can create an entire post slanted as a behind-the-scenes look.

In the diet niche, you might have, “A Glimpse Into My Fridge Organization and My Home Gym Set-Up.” So you can do pictures or videos that show them what’s in the fridge shelves and in the crisper, and what kind of equipment and space is your home gym created with.

For the success niche, you might showcase, “What’s My Workspace Like?” People who work from home have different types of set-ups. You might work in a dedicated home office with three monitors or from a comfy couch in your living room on a laptop.

For the survival niche, try a slant such as, “Take a Look at My Self-Built Chicken Coop.” Everyone knows the first rule of thumbs is that you don’t announce your supplies to everyone, so showing them the entirety of your survival supplies may not be smart.

But you can show them a sliver of it – like the chicken or rabbit coop you build either from plans that you downloaded or from some you created yourself. You may have even bought a kit to build – show it off!

46. Share a Meme and Discuss the Truth Behind It

Memes are funny, and often have a grain of truth to them. They’re a fun way to strike up a conversation and engage with your audience, and also get them to share your blog post with their own social media followers.

Go to Google and type in your niche topic and the word meme or cartoon and then see what’s out there that you can share and discuss. You can also create your own meme if you have a good idea for one, just by looking up a meme generator and downloading the results of what you create.

In the dieting niche, you might have a slant such as, “Finished a Seven Day Diet – in One Hour.” This is a meme that can have many different images – from someone stuffing their face with a pizza to someone using the like a boss baby on it.

But we all know it’s true sometimes. You plan on sticking to a diet, even for a short amount of time, and by the end of the day you’ve ended it and are back to your old habits.

For the success niche, you can use a slant such as, “Success: I Define It…Differently.” This is a meme where you might have someone doing something very simple, like sitting in a bath eating a pizza or drinking wine – or, taken to the opposite extreme, if you prefer.

But it opens up a good discussion about how success means different things to different people. For some, it means more time to relax. For others, it means traveling the world on private planes.

For the survival niche, you can have a slant like, “Sensible Prepper Versus Coronavirus Prepper.” This is a funny meme where the sensible prepper’s storage room has everything from canned goods to ammo to medical supplies – and the pandemic prepper’s room is filled with toilet paper.

This is funny to some degree, but it’s a truth, too – because many people went out and hoarded toilet paper when the pandemic hit, but didn’t have other items they might need – a good lesson to teach your readers.

47. Create a Shareable Infographic and Expand on It

Infographics are great for summarizing data or strategies for your audience and getting others to share them. They really pop on social media sites, including Pinterest, where users can pin it to their boards.

You can get some ideas of what goes on an infographic by Googling your niche topic and the word infographic. Don’t copy anyone else’s image. You can see if they give people permission to use it, or look for a private label rights version for your niche.

When you blog using an infographic, you won’t just paste the image into your blog and publish it as is. Instead, you will add your own commentary about what is on the infographic.

If you are in the dieting niche, you might have a post that says, “10 Weight Loss Habits You Can Start Doing Today.” The background of your infographic maybe a lean and fit person, with each of the weight loss habits being listed on the sides.

So for instance, if you have a habit that tells people to drink plenty of water each day, you can use this tip to expand on the idea and tell them how much water they should have and then link to a recommendation for a water bottle that you think is best.

If you are in the success niche, try a slant like, “12 Steps to Success Every Entrepreneur Should Know.” This type of infographic may be something like a maze where they go from one step to the next until they achieve their goals.

For the survival niche, you might have a slant like, “8 Things to Pack in Your Survival Bug Out Bag.” For this type of infographic, you can have many different, smaller pictures that correlate to the text listed on the infographic.

For example, you may have a picture of a first aid kit next to one of the 8 text boxes that tell them to pack medical supplies. Or, you may have a picture of a water filter straw next to a tip that teaches them to pack supplies that will help them access clean water.

48. Share a Template and Teach Them to Use It

Templates are always appreciated by your target audience, wherever applicable. These are downloadable files that your readers can access and print so they can use it in their own life.

If you’re in the diet niche, try a slant like, “Here’s a 7-Day Meal Plan Template You Can Use.” People are always wanting help with meal planning, and this is a great tool to help them ensure they’re sticking to their program.

If you’re in the success niche, you might use a slant like, “Download My 1-Week Work Schedule Template.” Time management and work-life balance are topics that are always confusing to newbies trying to figure out the right schedule.

If you have a work schedule that allows you to maximize your productivity, you may want to share it with your audience. You can also share it as a blank template for people to fill in as they wish, with the day of the week, task priorities, and hours in the day listed on the sheet for them to fill out.

If you’re in the survival niche, use a slant such as, “Print Out This Survival Emergency Plan Template.” Survival Peppers frequently used templates or ask questions about how to keep track of certain things.

This is a topic where planning is essential to their success. The template mentioned above might help them teach their family where to meet up and what to do if chaos ensues.

You might also give them a template for keeping track of their supplies, where they can list the product, size, and expiration date. This helps them rotate their supplies so that they don’t end up with expired stock.

49. Deliver a Rant They Can’t Resist

This is a blog slant that can be very effective if used sparingly. One problem is, some bloggers adopt this slant as their entire online persons. Unfortunately, people don’t like to be exposed to rants on an endless basis, and it makes you look sour and bitter.

You want to deliver a rant on your blog only when you feel something is worthy of it. You don’t want to rant about something that doesn’t deserve to have this attention shone on them.

You also don’t want to rant about an individual and attack them personally, because it makes you look unprofessional. It may also have some legal ramifications if you aren’t careful about what you say.

If you are in the diet niche, try a slant such as, “I’m Tired of the Media Shaming Dieters!” So in this type of rant, you are discussing a tactic that many people use, rather than one individual who has used it.

If you are teaching people how to go on a diet, and they are constantly being exposed to people who insist on not discussing weight because it might trigger someone, then you can teach your readers how to push back against that.

If you are in the success niche, use a slant like, “Let’s End False Scarcity Once and for All!” False scarcity is a tactic many online entrepreneurs use to make buyers believe that if they don’t purchase something in that moment, they will lose the ability to buy it forever.

It says, the scarcity tactic is fake and the price will remain the same, if not drop even lower. You can shine a light on this unethical strategy so that your readers are aware of it, without naming names of who is engaging in this practice.

If you are in the survival niche, try a slant such as, “The Fear Mongering Media Creates Dangerous Hoarding Situations!” Fear mongering is a big business these days. Clickbait headlines are used by many media outlets to get the views on their site, regardless of whether or not the actual article has any teeth to it.

50. Blog About a Scandal That Happened in Your Niche

Not every niche will have a scandal that can be discussed. But you would be surprised to know how many have had scandals. Some of them have been big news, while others have been small situations behind the scenes.

You can find scandal stories in niches such as dog training, knitting, and others you wouldn’t have thought possible. Whenever you discuss a scandal, you want to cover it from all angles and try to get to the root of the truth.

You also want to give your readers some insight about how this may affect them, if at all. If you are in the diet niche, you could use the slant, “Were The Biggest Loser Contestants Drugged for Weight Loss?”

Sometimes, you will be able to discuss a scandal where the truth was eventually revealed and the rumor was false. Other times, you will be discussing a scandal where everyone gave the person the benefit of the doubt, only to discover the rumor was true.

If you are in the success niche, use a slant such as, “Stupid Stunts Like Firewalking Scandals Do Not Motivate People.” This is a slant where you would be giving your personal opinion about a scandal that happened, such as motivational experts making people walk across fire coals.

If you’re in the survival niche, you could discuss, “The Truth Behind the Man Versus Wild Scandal.” While everyone assumed Bear Grylls was braving the elements alone, the truth was, he had a crew with him, and often slept back at the base camp lodge with them, rather than out in the wilderness.

Even though this may not seem like it would affect your audience directly, you can teach them the importance of learning with firsthand experience, rather than relying on experts to simply show them how things seem to be in videos, because you never know if it’s true.

51. Make a Dos and Don’ts Blog Post

Dos and Don’ts blog posts are a wonderful form of list post that you can do with a specific slant. People love to see these in magazines, and they’ll work well on your blog, too.

You can brainstorm these yourself or look online for tips on what to do and what not to do and educate yourself so that you can write your own Dos and Don’ts post from scratch.

If you’re in the diet niche, you might go with a slant such as, “The Dos and Don’ts of Dieting as a Diabetic.” This is for a very specific audience, and would only be applicable for a portion of your readers, unless your entire site was about diabetic issues.

If you wanted to go broader with your topic, then you could do a slant such as, “The Dos and Don’ts of Picking a Diet for the New Year.” This allows you to cover more topics and reach a wider audience.

But being narrow is also good! Sometimes, being very specific with a slant can be something few others have done, and it’s a refreshing change of pace for your readers. You might have something narrow in topic, for a broad audience, like, “The Dos and Don’ts of Dieting During the Holidays.”

If you’re in the success niche, try a slant such as, “The Dos and Don’ts of Digital Info Publishing.” Make a list of all of the things you know to do right and mistakes that you want them to avoid and then alternate them or list them in your blog post.

For example, you might have a Do first such as, “Do approach affiliates to promote for you.” Then follow it with a Don’t, such as, “Don’t approach affiliates one day before your launch where they don’t have time to review your product or make a bonus.”

Or, compile a separate list – top 10 Dos and top 10 Don’ts in one blog post, or two – one for the Dos list and one for the Don’ts list. State what it is, explain why it’s on that list, and if needed, give them instructions on what to do instead.

If you’re in the survival niche, try a slant such as, “A Beginner’s List of Dos and Don’ts for Survival Prepping.” This might be something where you teach them about storing food properly, investing in a variety of items so they’re not just hoarding one thing, and more.

52. End of Year Progress Report

These are extremely popular in almost any niche. When people have goals, they want to know what’s possible in achieving them. Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income has a very popular end of year report he does where he covers what he did and what he earned.

It doesn’t have to be earnings, though – it can be pounds lost, supplies stocked up, dogs rescued, and more. So if you’re in the diet niche, you might have a slant such as, “One Year, 56 Pounds Gone.”

You’re giving it away somewhat in the title, but they don’t know how you did it, what your ups and downs were, and other important facts. You can tell them what mistakes you made or what you learned, what worked and what didn’t, and any products you found that helped along the way.

If you’re in the success niche, you can use the slant, “My 2021 Income Growth Report.” While this is something Pat Flynn does, anyone can do it if they’re leading people to succeed financially.

You don’t have to earn as much, either. You might report as someone in a beginner role, making your first $5 a day consistently. Or, maybe you grew your business from $300 a month to $3,000 or $30,000.

For this type of process tell them what business models you pursued, what strategies you embraced or tossed aside, what tools helps, what courses boosted you – and of course, where you felt you wasted money, too.

If you’re in the survival niche, how about a slant such as, “Here’s How Much Survival Gear I Stocked Up on for an Entire Year.” People who are prepping themselves will love seeing a breakdown of what you bought and what it cost you.

You should only do this if you’re certain that you won’t be at risk for anyone coming after your supplies, so it’s always good to have your website information private and maybe use a pen name for your blogging efforts.

Coming up with 52 weeks of content ideas is draining for many people. Using the ones listed above, you can easily wash, rinse and repeat using slightly different topics each time.

It’s sometimes difficult to be a content creator, but consistency in leadership is one of the most important things your audience needs from you. Otherwise, they’ll turn to someone else who can show up and serve them without disappearing.