30 Day Online Business Plan for Kids

This 30 day online business plan is designed specifically for kids, and will help them learn the ropes of starting and running their own successful business.

30 Day Online Business Plan for Kids

One of the greatest things about the world of online marketing is that it has no boundaries when it comes to the age of who can begin building a business. In fact, many parents are registering their child’s names on social media accounts and domains as early as birth, to ensure they are always able to stake claim to their virtual real estate brand.

As your child grows up and is old enough to talk, you may want to get them involved in a business online – eithers one you do together, or something they can pretty much take over on their own with your overall supervision and approval.

The concept of raising a child entrepreneur is not only wonderful because it’s an endeavor that you can do together. But it also contributes to a healthy self-esteem, is a great educational project, and gives them something to grow into adulthood for financial stability.

If you question the ability of a child to earn major money from their online efforts, look no further than 10-year old Ryan Kaji, who started a YouTube channel called Ryan’s World featuring toy reviews that release once per day and earns anywhere from $11 million to $26 million per year.

That’s just one sensational story, but in households around the world, kids of all ages are working with their parents in their online home business and earning good money with niche websites, review channels and products.

Using the plan below, you can help your child navigate the ins and outs of building an online business that delivers for them in terms of personal satisfaction and profits. Some tasks will need your involvement more than others, but it’s good to have them involved in every step so they learn as you help them launch and grow their business.

Day 1: Pick Your Child’s Brain About Their Interests

Before you ever present the idea of owning their own business to your child, you want to casually find out what it is they enjoy being involved in. It might be a sport, arts and crafts, video gaming, cooking, fitness, pets, and more.

It’s important that you don’t insert yourself into their answers. You want a genuine response based on their interests, not what you think is best for them. Unless you want them to eventually get bored and leave you with the responsibilities, let them voice their interests with you alerting them to the fact you’re asking about a potential business opportunity, which could sway their replies.

Day 2: Test the Skills of Your Child to See What They Can Monetize

Without discussing the business yet, you want to see how easy it will be for them to monetize their niche options. For example, have them write an article about one of the topics.

Would it be viable as blog content? Would people pay money to read it and feel they got quality content? What about graphics – can they draw pictures for things like coloring books or printables?

To find out, just get them to draw something like a simple animal. You might even bring home a toy or other product and ask them to record a video of them unboxing it and using it, giving their opinion of it.

These should all be fun tasks – not for any reason other than you just want to see how well they do with it. Don’t guide them just yet. You need to see their raw talent to gauge how much revision or tweaking you’ll need to have done, if any.

Day 3: Take Time to Consider the Attention Span of Your Child

Not all kids have the same ability to focus on tasks for any length of time. Especially after a full day of school, with homework on the horizon, they may not have anything left to give for a business.

At the same time, teens often find after school jobs, or work on the weekends, so they might be old enough and focused enough to handle the responsibilities of running their own business.

If you have a child who is unable to sit still or finish projects, then this may not be a good option for them yet. You may need to wait until they reach a level of maturity that allows them to handle work.

Day 4: Present the Idea to Your Child Correctly

Now is the time to introduce the idea of a business to your child. You can either present it as something you’ll be doing with them – or as something you want to help them get started so they can operate as their own business.

Don’t start with astronomical earners like the child YouTuber earning tens of millions of dollars, because kids may assume everyone who does review videos can earn that. They may not have a concept of the time and effort it takes to grow the business.

Mention to them that you’ve seen their skill for writing, drawing or making videos and you know they have an interest in whatever topic they told you. You can tell them you’d be willing to help them make money off their interests if they want you to.

You don’t want to force this on your kids. It shouldn’t be a chore. They have to be enthusiastic about their business or it won’t convert into profits for them. If they decline, say okay and let it sit on the backburner for now.

You might be able to periodically show them examples of people earning with the same types of skills and interests, but don’t nag them. As they sit and think about it, their interest in the idea may grow, and they’ll come back to you whenever they’re ready.

Day 5: Spend Time Brainstorming Money Opportunities with Your Child

If your child is receptive to the idea, take some down time when they’re bored and invest it in brainstorming the money making opportunities they have. For example, if they love toys, they could do YouTube videos and/or a niche toy review blog.

If you have an older teen who loves fitness, they could do YouTube, a fitness blog, write fitness info products, promote fitness gear as an affiliate, etc. If the child loves to draw, they could sell graphics as PLR (private label rights), as a service, as Etsy printables, and more.

Basically, you want to consider what they can earn if they created an info product about it, if they created digital downloads like low content printables, if they promoted products as an affiliate, if they had a service for it, or even if they monetized a social media channel for the topic itself.

Day 6: Have Them Come Up with a Brand Name for Their Business

A brandable name is an important step in developing a real business online. This should have some thought put into it, not something they blurt out in seconds. Have them make a list of possible brand names for their business.

It might be something including their name, like the YouTubers do. Or it might include a keyword phrase, such as Instant Homeschool Printables, where they draw or write pages that homeschooling moms and dads can print out for their kids in a variety of subjects.

After they’ve brainstormed to the best of their ability, make a list of your own and sit down with them and have them ruminate on the list to pick whichever one stands out to them the most.

Day 7: Set the Business Up Legally and Financially

You don’t know ahead of time how much your child will be earning. Their channel or business could take off quickly and you want to be ready for that. Set up an LLC or S-Corp for them in your state.

It may be as simple as claiming a DBA (Doing Business As) moniker. You may need to legally be involved or at the helm of this business, so check to see how it works in your state or country.

Don’t forget to set up a bank account and payment processors for the earnings in the business. You don’t want this mixing with you or your child’s personal financial accounts. It all needs to be separate.

Day 8: Consider Investing Seed Money in Their Business If Needed

To get started, your child may need a little start up help. For example, registration of the business, any product creation tools they may need, outsourcing expenses, and even things like an email autoresponder account, domain and hosting will need to be paid for before the business is bringing in money.

You can keep track of the expenses you provide and have the business repay you for them, or simply do it as a gift to help your child get started with a business of their own. Make sure you look for free options, like Canva or CamStudio before you spend a lot of money on Photoshop or Camtasia.

Day 9: Have Them Register a Domain for Their Brand

You need to have them register a domain for whatever brand they devised a couple of days ago. Even if they’re doing a YouTube channel initially, you want them to own the domain for it as well.

If the channel takes off, someone else will go grab the URL and can siphon off your child’s customers easily by attracting them to their website, telling them the channel name has changed, etc.

Day 10: Help Them Sign Up for Hosting

If the plan is to launch a website or blog, then they’ll need a hosting plan. This shouldn’t be an expensive plan – just a basic one that allows for one site. Later, if they want to grow their online business, they can increase their hosting plan with ease.

Day 11: Teach Them to Install and Set Up a Blog

Installing WordPress for a blog is very easy. Once the hosting and domain are connected, they can use QuickInstall to place a blog on their site in seconds. Make sure you keep a copy of the site’s login details in case your child ever loses it.

Help them get the blog set up with a Contact page, an About page (but be careful about how much information is shared with strangers), and a Services or Products page, if applicable.

Day 12: Register for a List Building Account for Their Business

Depending on their business, list building may be an important tool for growth and profits. It’s not necessary for all niches, like toys. But if you have a niche like pet care, health, etc., then being able to contact subscribers is important for your child.

You may need to register this yourself and screen any and all messages being sent, since this is something that could be problematic if your child accidentally sent a spammy message to their list.

Day 13: Register the Social Media Accounts for Their Brand

Just as you need to claim the domain, you also want to claim the social media accounts for your child’s business. If they’re older, they can do this themselves. But if they’re younger, you’ll need to claim it as your own.

Be sure to grab accounts on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, SnapChat, Pinterest and anywhere else your child’s audience may lurk. Even if you aren’t having them use it right away, it’s a good idea to claim the brand name on it.

Day 14: Have Them Create or Order the Branding Graphics for Their Business

Graphics for the brand are important for conveying a professional business. Whether they’re selling info products or services, reviewing products or something else, a recognizable brand will be good to have across all platforms.

You can put it on the third party selling platforms they’re using, on their website or blog, and in all social networking profiles they’ll be using to promote their business. If they’re talented, let them take the reins and create something themselves, but if they’re not, simply outsource it on Fiverr and allow them to voice the kind of look they want for their brand.

Day 15: Get Them to Time Their Creation Process

Whether they’re creating products as a service for others or to sell to consumers, you need to know how long it takes them from start to completion. Even if they’re recording a video, the process has to be timed before you can price it and set a schedule.

Some kids might take hours to write one page, while others can do it in ten minutes. You have to make sure that their ability to create matches what you’re able to price the item for, or else they’ll lose money.

Make sure you time it when they’re free of disruptions and distractions. If they’re working while chatting with friends, it might drag out much longer than the true cost of time it takes them to handle the task.

Day 16: Help Them Set a Competitive Price Sheet for Their Products

Prices may be something your child needs a lot of help with. They can easily under or overprice their products and services without your guidance. This is an area even adult marketers struggle with.

You don’t want to undercut the competition to the point where it looks like your products are subpar. But you can’t price them too high – especially when you’re an unknown newbie.

Look at current prices for similar projects and talent and help them price things like printables, full eBooks, services, and more. If they sell something like single sheets, make sure you also help them price a bundle of items at a slight discount and explain why.

Day 17: Have Them Map Out Their Reviews or Products

In the upcoming days, your child will begin the process of creation – whether it’s text, images or videos. To help them get an idea of what they’re capable of, have them map out a list of things they plan to finish this coming week.

For example, if they’re creating homeschool printables, they might plan to create one sheet per day, for a total of five if they only work weekdays. Make sure they list what they’ll be working on exactly each day.

For example, they might do a second grade math sheet on Monday, reading sheet on Tuesday, science sheet on Wednesday, and so on. Or they might do a coloring sheet of a dolphin on Monday, a giraffe on Tuesday, a sloth on Wednesday, etc.

They may only be doing one item per week, which is fine. Just have them make a list of what will be coming up in terms of topics or types of projects they want to work on. These could be subtopics of one broad topic, too.

Day 18: Set Up a Workspace for Them

For some kids, merging the worlds of relaxation and work will be a problem. But for others, such as teens, it may be perfectly fine, depending on the type of topic and business model they’re involved in.

You want them to have a dedicated work space if needed. It needs to be a quiet area where they can think or record, and also one clear of clutter so that their creativity is not stifled by their surroundings.

Day 19: Brainstorm a Schedule for Them with a Week’s Worth of Tasks

Having a schedule for the types of projects or topics they’ll be covering is one part of the planning process, but they also need to have a schedule for other tasks involved, too. These include things like research, writing or recording, editing, blogging, sharing on social media, etc.

For example, if they plan to review products as an affiliate marketer, they need to plan the task they’ll be doing each day. That might include things like find a product to promote on Monday, research the pros and cons on Tuesday, write or record the review on Wednesday, edit and publish the work on Thursday, and share it on social networks on Friday.

Day 20: Have Them Create Their First Product and Give Feedback

On this day, let your child know that this is the real deal. They’ll be creating a product for sale or an official product review in an effort to make money. It’s important that you alleviate their fear of making sure it’s perfect.

There are editing tools they can use for both video and text that will clean up most problems or mistakes. Have them finish the work and then give it to you for honest, constructive criticism that will help them become better, if needed at all.

Day 21: Set Up Third Party Platform Accounts for Them to Sell on

Depending on what kind of products or services your child will be selling, go ahead and get their business account set up there. This may be places like Warrior Plus, JVZoo or ClickBank for info products or PLR.

Or, it might be Etsy for printables. You may even have them set up on sites like UpWork, Fiverr or Udemy, so make sure you research where it makes sense for them to have a listing.

Day 22: Help Them Learn How to Create and Publish a Listing

Most third party platforms have a knowledge bank that explains exactly how to create a listing. Help them take their first product creation and publish the listing on the platform where they’ll make sales.

Sometimes, this can be a big learning curve until the process has been done repeatedly. It might help to make a screencast video of you going through the procedure so they know how to do it themselves from that point on.

Day 23: Sign Them Up for Affiliate Marketing Programs

Even if they start off as product creators, becoming an affiliate can add more revenue to their online business. For most niches, you can have them make recommendations or even just link to products they’re discussing in a blog post or video that can result in commissions.

You can sign their business up on Amazon, Commission Junction, Share-a-Sale, JVZoo, ClickBank, Warrior Plus and many other vendors who have affiliate programs built in to their sites directly.

Show them how to grab their affiliate link whenever they’re writing a blog post or publishing a video on YouTube so they can link to it and earn money whenever someone buys through their link.

Day 24: Teach Them to Research New Ideas and Competition

Part of being a successful online entrepreneur will be their ability to come up with innovative ideas and to track trends so they can meet the needs of their customers. For example, if they wanted to get into creating coloring books, they’d want to see what trends are selling well on Amazon, such as mandala coloring books.

You can teach them to look at the competition – not so they can copy them, but learn from them. You can also give them access to a paid or free keyword tool that can help them look for search trends.

These will be especially helpful in niches like video games, toys and other niches where trends change quickly compared to evergreen niches like pets or gardening. Even cooking has trends that they can capitalize on, such as when Instant Pots or Air Fryers take the cooking world by storm.

Day 25: Show Your Child How to Repurpose Their Creations

Many kids get burned out on work, as do adults. One great thing about online marketing is that you can help them take their existing for and repurpose it to help their business grow.

You might show them how to take a YouTube product review and turn it into a transcript for a text-based blog post with hyperlinks to affiliate products. Or vice versa – show them how to take their text blog post and use Canva presentation slides and a screen capture tool to make a video review.

If they’re creating things like journal pages or other simple printables, show them how to start working from a readymade template so they can tweak little elements along the way and have new products with very little work.

Day 26: Help Them Learn How to Use Private Label Rights and Public Domain Content

Some shortcuts can be a blessing when your child starts feeling the burden of their workload. Private label rights can help them with blog posts, emails, social networking posts, or even info products.

And public domain content can be a great foundation for them to use, whether they’re working with text, images, video or some other media format. Explain to them the rules of using these types of content, and how it can serve as a springboard or replacement for their work when they need a break.

Day 27: Filter and Sort Through Offers That Come Their Way

Kids are very adept at using social media – more so than most adults. It’s very possible they’ll grow a huge following, quickly. So you need to be onboard to help them sift through the incoming offers and messages.

Some may come directly through their website’s Contact page, while others might come to their social media inbox. The messages might be from people wanting to purchase something, from competitors who want to collaborate with them, from prospective joint venture partners, or even sponsors who want to pay them for an ad.

And unfortunately, if a child of any age is representing the business, you may find some horrible individuals who engage in unsavory or even illegal behaviors. You want to protect your child from these people as well as from any business agreement that’s not a good fit.

Screen the messages for your child’s account, or (if they’re older), have them send serious offers to you to vet, and report anything else that’s offensive and harmful on the platform.

Day 28: Have Them Analyze Their Stats to See What’s Working and What’s Not

Watching statistics is an important part of growing a business and keeping your child from making mistakes and losing money. Details in the statistics can show who is buying, where they’re from, what kind of content keeps them engaged, and so on.

They have analytics built into their cPanel in their hosting account. They also have some insight built in to certain platforms, like Warrior Plus or Etsy, for example. You can see what’s selling, what the conversion rate it, what the refund stats look like, etc.

If they have an Etsy printables shop, for example, and they see that elementary school printables are outselling high school printables, then they may want to focus on making more of those to increase their revenue and prevent wasted time on things that aren’t as lucrative.

Day 29: Consider Having Them Monetize the Story of Their Child Entrepreneurial Efforts

As they embark on this journey, there’s another avenue they can go with their talents. Starting a blog, podcast or YouTube channel strictly about their journey of making money online is a wise investment of time.

Not only can this result in many opportunities from reputable sources who want to interview your child about their business (since it’s something many have interest in, but most don’t know how to pursue), but it can be a profit puller, too.

For example, if your child is discussing how they started a blog, they can link to the domain registrar, the hosting company, the page builder, and more and earn commission off of every person who buys the same through their link.

They can also start putting out info products about making money online. These can sell to kids like them or adults who have struggled and are looking for inspiration from others who achieved success.

You don’t want to overburden them with too much, since they’re in school. But they might want to make a weekly vlog or podcast about being a child entrepreneur. The following they gain might also translate into opportunities in their other niche from potential partnerships, sponsors and more.

Day 30: Check in to See If They’re Satisfied with Their Business

If they business model they’ve been working on is not delivering for them in terms of happiness, don’t be afraid to let them switch gears. You might try something we’ve already discussed above, or something new, like allowing them to self-publish fiction books on Amazon.

From early readers to complex young adult fiction, they can write, edit and publish a fiction book at no cost upfront. This is a great way to help a child tap into their creativity and get rewarded from it at the same time.

Raising a child entrepreneur takes patience. You have to approach things in a way that lets them feel like they’re in control, not being forced. You have to motivate them and help them find their enthusiasm.

You’ll need to protect their interests, and be a teacher as they learn how to navigate the technical and social complexities of running an online business. But if it succeeds, they will have gained a massive amount of confidence and knowledge that can help them power through any obstacle in life.

11 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Site Rankings

Your enthusiasm for being a site owner and online entrepreneur can sometimes inadvertently impede your ability to strategically think about things you’re either doing or not doing that can hurt your business.

One of the most important tasks Internet marketers have is to ensure their home on the ‘net – their website – is able to rank well in the search engines so they can generate free, targeted traffic that results in sales.

Unfortunately, many niches are fiercely competitive, and too many marketers don’t take time to understand what it takes to beat the competition in the SERPs (search engine results pages).

Right now, there are at least eleven different things potentially sabotaging your ability to get your site ranked well for important keywords and phrases. As you go through the list below, check to see if you’ve analyzed these issues and considered whether or not they could be burying you in the rankings.

If so, you’ll be able to quickly and easily follow the advice to help you remedy the problem and climb up to a page one ranking, where your site has a competitive edge over other niche marketer domains.

Problem #1 – You’re Focusing on the Wrong Thing When Choosing a Domain

Choosing a domain name has generally been based on who can get the shortest URL with the best keyword. If you were lucky enough to grab a URL like money.com, you could have sold it for millions in a strategic flip.

For some, keywords will still be important, but it’s not said to be a strong indicator of future SEO rank by itself. You can rank a branded site with no specific keywords in it just as well.

For years, people emphasized the importance of buying an existing domain that had already had some work put into it. Longevity is a factor in rankings for websites, but existence alone is not enough to help you.

Only sites that existed with a positive and healthy role on the web have benefitted domain buyers. You can easily shoot yourself in the foot by buying a domain URL that has a bad history attached it – simply because you didn’t know this could be a problem.

What constitutes a bad history for a domain? Well, the content itself could be problematic. You may be purchasing a website that was once used to house adult content.

That webmaster may have tricked people into clicking on their URL, and the site got buried in Google and other search engines because they were intentionally misleading people or hacking them if they clicked on the link.

You can use the Way Back Machine and investigate the domain in other ways to ensure it has no negative reputation before you buy it and put in a lot of effort building a business on it.

Problem #2 – You’re Not Ensuring Search Bots Can Find and Index Your Content

When you first set up your domain, you may have not realized there was a setting on your blog dashboard that tells search engines not to index your site. You want to make sure you go to this setting and disable it.

You can find it under Settings in the Reading section. At the bottom, it says Search Engine Visibility and it should be unchecked where it says “Discourage search engines from indexing this site.”

In addition to making sure they can index it, you want to use a plugin to help create an XML sitemap for you to submit to Google and other search engines. This will be an automated tool to help them navigate your content and find and index every page on your domain.

You can also create a sitemap manually, but there’s a lot of knowledge that goes into creating one that successfully helps them index your entire site and all of its media. Try using a tool like Yoast SEO, Jetpack or Google XML Sitemaps to help you create and submit your sitemap for proper indexing.

Problem #3 – You Haven’t Made Sure People Feel Safe Visiting Your Site

Have you ever visited a domain and seen a warming flash on the screen that you’re about to enter an unprotected website? It looks very precarious and most people will not use the option where it asks if the person wants to visit the site anyway.

Most will choose the “go back to safety” option and avoid the website completely. This is what can happen if you haven’t gotten an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate for your site.

There are many ways you’ll establish trust with your audience, such as by providing ethical, informative content and guidance. But before they even land on your blog to read what you have to say, the SSL certificate gives them peace of mind that you won’t be hacking them or putting their files and information at risk.

To get an SSL on your site, where the “Not Secure” warning will disappear from the browser bar next to your domain name, and instead show a lock that identifies it as a secure site, you’ll either add it for free or buy a paid version.

Some companies (hosts or domain registrars) will give you free SSL and install it for you. Others will make you buy it and install it yourself. There are free online tutorials that will walk you through the process if your host or domain registrar doesn’t do it for you.

Problem #4 – You Didn’t Set Your Site Up for Flawless Viewing

Google is all about a visitor’s experience. That includes everything from the content they find to the technical ease of use. You may not have thought about making sure your pages load quickly – and while they may load faster for you, they may drag for others.

If your site is taking over three seconds to load a page, that’s a problem. People have short attention spans and no patience for slow loading sites. They can simply exit your page and find one that will load faster for them.

Therefore, since Google takes responsibility for being the one who sent you there, if they find a slow loading page, they’ll bury your listing so that faster loading sites can shine instead.

Go to https://pagespeed.web.dev or use another tool to check your page loading speed. This will show load times for both mobile and desktop users and it’s easy to use because you just type your URL and let it do an analysis.

Tools like this won’t just tell you what’s wrong, such as a slow loading time. They’ll usually give you pointers about how you can improve things on your site. Make note of what it says, fix the issues and then run another analysis since it’s free to see how it’s improved.

While you’re working on making sure your site is viewed flawlessly, make sure you spend time checking it on other browsers than the one you’re used to. You might be using Chrome, and see your site just fine.

But other visitors might be using Firefox, Safari or a number of other browsers, and what they see might be a mangled and distorted mess. If you’re on a desktop, make sure you check it visually on laptops, iPads and smartphones as well.

Sometimes, it could be something as simple as you having chosen an outdated theme that’s not responsive to mobile use. Plus, an iPhone might deliver it differently than an Android, so you have to check every gadget and browser possible.

Google makes it easy for you to check. You can enter your domain URL at https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly and the will tell you if your site is mobile-friendly and if not, what to do about it.

Problem #5 – You Haven’t Helped Your Audience Find and Understand Your Content

If your content isn’t easily found, then you won’t be able to see the kind of monetary return on your blogging efforts that you were hoping for. There are several ways you may have been sabotaging yourself when publishing content on your site.

First and foremost, have you been writing effective titles for your posts? You have to think like the consumer thinks and title it the way they’ll be searching. For example, a blog post can be titled, “What’s the Best Diet for Women Who Want to Lose Weight Over 40?”

This has a nice mix of conversational dialogue and keyword strength. It tells the reader exactly what it is they’re going to find on that post. There’s no guesswork. If you’ve been using titles like, “A Question Everyone Keeps Asking,” then that tells the person searching nothing regarding what your post is about.

Use your favorite keyword tool (free or paid), go to forums to see how people are asking questions about what they need to know, and look on social media so you can craft titles that pull people in.

The title is going to show up on Google in the search results, so use it strategically. While you have your keyword list out, make sure you create clusters of related keywords to weave into the content piece itself.

You don’t want to use the exact same phrase over and over again relentlessly because it will cause the blog post to read awkwardly. Using variations of the phrases will still help you with SEO, without sabotaging the quality of your work.

Another thing you may have not been doing to help your content get found is writing meta descriptions. These HTML tags are what viewers will see right beneath the title and link to your page on search engine results pages.

You have to basically sum up your page’s content in about 140-160 characters, max. That’s because that’s all that will show up before the next site is shown in the listings. Your meta tag will look like this: <head> <meta name=”description” content=”This is where you write the blurb about your page content.”></head><br/><br/>.

Now Google doesn’t take your meta description into account when figuring out your SEO ranking. But if your description is effective at garnering the attention of their users, they will take notice, so it does have an impact in a way.

Have you been publishing your content without bothering to categorize the post? Many bloggers have a bad habit of doing this. Go into Posts from your blog dashboard and then click on Categories.

Here’ you’ll be able to type in a category name and slug (URL version, like countertop-blenders), and decide whether it’s a parent (broad) category or if you want it to go under another category in a hierarchy.

You can also give it a description, and while not all themes will show the description, some will – so write it carefully. You can create categories and then each time you’re about to publish, choose what category it best fits under.

This way, both humans and search bots can navigate your site and find the information they’re looking for. Don’t have too many categories where it overwhelms your visitor. Just outline your niche topic and have several main categories and a few under each one.

While you’re categorizing your site, you also want to see if you’ve been neglecting to use tags on your posts. Keyword tags are keyword identifiers that help people find your content on your domain using the search function.

You might also have a tag cloud widget in the sidebar, which can show visitors what the most widely searched for topics are on your blog. These can be broad or long-tail keywords, and you should use no more than ten per post, max.

Another findability issue is with the images on your site. Have you failed to use alt text for your graphics? This helps Google and others understand what topic the pictures are about.

So for example, if you have a picture of a weight loss graph, your alt text would be <img src=“weightloss.jpg” alt=“weight loss graph for one week” title=“weight loss”>.

This way, whenever search bots crawl the page, they can see keyword-based identifiers for the images you’re using. And when human visitors land on the page and hover over the image, they’ll see the description in your alt tag.

Problem #6 – You’re Not Publishing the Best Content for Your Readers

There are many ways to make sure your content is worthy of a top spot in the SERPs, but until now, you may not have been giving it that much thought. Instead, you were finding what looked like profitable keywords, cranking out a set number of words for a content piece, and publishing it so see if it would turn a profit for you.

That’s the wrong way to go about trying to rank well with your blog. Google is increasingly concerned with the quality and value of the content they put forth for people to examine, so if your site is lacking, or you’re continually publishing what’s known as “thin” content, you won’t find your site anywhere near the top.

Marketers have routinely found a specific keyword and written a post about it, hoping that because it’s so narrow and targeted, they’ll rank high for it. But now, you might want to go a different route.

Instead of many small blog posts that are narrow, take related topics and turn them into longer pieces that are packed with value and well-rounded for the site visitor. These pillar posts will go a long way in helping your site rank well.

If you’re not sure what else to put in a post, use Google to help you get started. Type in a word or phrase that you want to blog about. For example, you might have a dog site and type in potty train puppy.

If you scroll down a bit, there are two sections to help you gather more relevant content. You’ll see questions people are asking like, “What’s the best age to potty train a puppy?” and “ What’s the easiest way to potty train a puppy?”

You’ll even find very specific methods, like, “How do you housebreak a puppy in 5 days?” Scroll further and you’ll see related searches, like training by age at 8 or 12 weeks, training in certain types of places like small apartments, and more.

When you’ve been publishing content, have you been looking at evergreen topics only? Because it may be a mistake that you’re making not to scout out trends and breaking news and blog about that as well.

The reason you want to go this route is because when something is new in terms of having a buzz about it, there won’t be as much competition to fight with when it comes to search engine rankings.

You want to create Google alerts and stay tuned to the news in your niche via sites, magazines and other media formats so you can blog about trends as they’re on the rise for the audience.

One reason your people will follow you as a niche leader is if you can prove to them that you’re a great resource of information. Sometimes, this means you show them where to find great information that you didn’t create yourself.

Have you failed to highlight other experts in your niche? That’s a big mistake when it comes to SEO. Google loves to see authority sites sharing great resources, and you can do that by creating curated posts.

A curated content piece is when you gather small pieces of content from many different sources and showcase them with a common theme. For example, a museum curator who is putting together an exhibit on a certain culture, period of time or place can gather exhibit pieces from many sources.

They then showcase them in one exhibit, and add commentary about what the visitors are seeing. You’ll be doing the same, only in blog format. You might include a quote from one expert, an infographic another person published, embed a video by another professional, and share a paragraph from a piece someone else published.

They key is to take small snippets, not the entire thing – and then link out to the original source so your visitors can see it in its entirety. Most bloggers are afraid of link leakage, but that also means they’re too frail to build a reputation as a strong resource.

Problem #7 – You’re Not Listening to What Search Engines Want from Your Posts

You may be using keywords and publishing here and there, but have you really looked at the current needs and wants of search engines like Google – as well as your followers?

It’s important not to ignore the changes or what they deem important, because failing to pay attention can send you to the back of the search engine results pages. For example, search engines like to refer their users to sites that are up-to-date and frequently publishing content.

They’re less inclined to send people to sites that sit stagnant for long periods of time, even as long as a week or two. So the more often you can publish quality content – the better!

Every time a Googlebot comes to your site to crawl it and index new content, it makes a note of how far in between you uploaded new content, and it comes back sooner the next time until it’s on the same schedule as you – even if that means coming to index your content several times a day for fast-paced niches.

You may not have paid much attention to whether or not people stick around for any length of time on your site. Site stickiness is an important component in whether or not your domain is given a higher ranking.

You want people to find content they stick around for. One way to do this is to use multiple forms of media, like a text-video hybrid. If you have a 10-minute video embedded on your site, and someone is staying there to watch it, that contributes to your site stickiness.

Of course, long blog posts that are very thorough and comprehensive, overdelivering to the reader is also a wonderful way to get people to stay longer – because they become absorbed in the content.

Have you ignored the increasing demand for voice search when it comes to SEO? This is another thing Google is looking for that you may not have paid attention to. People use Alexa and Siri to look up information, and your site should cater to the conversational manner in which people vocalize their needs.

It’s different form how people search when typing something in. For example, someone might type into Google the words cook low fat, but they would verbalize it as, “Hey Siri! How do I cook a low fat meal?”

You want to be weaving those conversational phrases and sentences into your content. That means use lots of longtail keyword phrases instead of just broad, short words strung together.

You can use the previous methods mentions to create clusters of content questions people may ask that are related to the original one, and then create a long blog post that answers everything in one fell swoop.

Google doesn’t expect perfection. But you may have been sloppy when creating and publishing your online content. You need to make sure visitors will enjoy their experience, which means you have content they don’t struggle to read.

Don’t use language that’s over-the-top. Keep it at a low grade reading level, about 8th grade or so. Be conversational. Don’t write in a stuffy manner as if you’re trying to impress a college professor.

Break up the content strategically so the readers’ eyes don’t glaze over. You can do this with images and also with shorter blocks of text, too. Instead of a paragraph with twenty sentences in it, stick to 2-3 sentences before moving on.

If you’re using images, make sure they relate nicely to the content. It might be an infographic that sums up your main points, a quote poster that extracts and highlights an important piece of information, or something else.

Problem #8 – You Haven’t Implemented a Strong Link Strategy

Failure to implement a good linking strategy could have the competition beating you at every turn when it comes to SEO. You have to have links being pointed at your site to identify it as an authority site.

You also need to be linking out to other sites to show that you share good information and great resources. And you also want to link within your site, from one page or post to another, without overdoing it.

Don’t engage in shady practices to try to get backlinks. But you can do things like interview an expert who might share a link to your post with him or her from their own blog.

If you’re creating stellar content, people will naturally begin linking to you, so make sure you share your pillar blog posts on social media sites and send them to subscribers so that you get more eyes on them.

Most marketers forget to even notify their list about new blog posts, but chances are, they haven’t bookmarked it and are referring to it daily. You have to let them know so they can find the value in your posts and help you generate traffic and backlinks to it.

Problem #9 – You’ve Been Ignoring Technical Issues with Your Site

Technical issues can be a huge reason why your site isn’t ranking. You probably go through the publishing process without giving it much thought. But making sure your visitors have a positive experience is important.

Start by helping the load time of your site with images that are compressed and sized right. Run them through a free tool like https://imageresizer.com/image-compressor to resize them for you, and try to use files that aren’t size hogs (like PNGs are).

Being a good blogger and earning better rankings means you’re on the lookout for problem areas. You can go to your analytics that are built into your site and pinpoint exactly where people are bouncing.

A poor bounce rate will tank you. It tells Google that when they send people to your domain, they leave almost as soon as they get there. So they will simply stop sending people there altogether.

You might be sending them to a page that’s not mobile friendly, or that has poorly written content. Spot those problem areas and go fix them before it’s too late. You don’t have to just accept that certain pages don’t perform as good as others – fix them!

Problem #10 – You Haven’t Exhibited a Strong Authoritative Presence

Keep tuned into Google’s ever-changing algorithm messages. They will announce upcoming changes so that site owners can prepare for them. Sometimes, whatever it is they’re doing is going to automatically benefit you, sending spammy bloggers to the back of the SERPs.

But other times, it can hurt your site because you weren’t enacting something they thought was important. Remember to adhere to their EAT guidelines. EAT stands for expert, authority and trust.

You want to showcase your expertise by creating valuable content and showing your readers that you care enough to provide links to other great resources, too. A true expert isn’t afraid to share the stage.

If you need to build authority, you have to become worthy enough of securing those backlinks from others. Creating pillar posts that are chock full of great information is a good way to do that.

When it comes to sharing links to other resources, don’t forget to do it with product promotions as an affiliate, too. Google has an update called MUM where they specifically advise you to start giving consumers multiple options of where they can get a product – not just one.

Of course, that may not be possible with a digital course or tool, but with tangible items, you can often promote on a variety of retail sites by using links from Amazon, Share-a-Sale and Commission Junction.

You can also highlight information about what makes you the go to person in your niche. Maybe you have experience with the topic that can help others, or a credential that helps you serve your audience.

It might be others who gush about your amazing insight, so don’t be afraid to ask for testimonials and product reviews so that Google and other search engines can sit up and take notice of what people think about you.

Trust is easily built. The SSL certificate is one way, but just practicing good, ethical marketing habits for your business is another. Make sure you update WordPress and all of the elements on it so that you don’t leave your site open to hackers.

You want to keep your site visitors safe when they land on your page. You also want to leverage social media to help you achieve your goals with Google’s EAT program. Sharing your advice on social networking sites and linking back to your pages of in-depth content is a great way to generate awareness for your brand and position yourself as a strong authority figure in your niche.

Problem #11 – You’re Not Shoring Up Your SEO Efforts Over Time

Another way you may have failed yourself is by only paying attention to your SEO efforts in the very beginning, and then ignoring them from that point on. Optimization of your site is not a one and done ordeal.

It’s on-going maintenance and strategy that you have to tend to over time. Periodically, go through your site content and freshen it up if anything is outdated or if links are broken. Maybe you talked about a site or tool as a resource that no longer exists, so fix it.

If you notice your site traffic is all but disappearing, find out why. Are the competitors posting more often? More in-depth? Did Google release another algorithm update? Don’t rely on SEO for sales, only to wake up one day and your ranking has plummeted. Take time every week to stay abreast of SEO news and apply it to your site.

30 Day SEO Plan for Niche Marketers

When a niche marketer embarks on the journey of building an online business, at the forefront of his or her mind is how they’re going to monetize their efforts. Usually, they focus on product creation, affiliate income and list building.

But soon, they realize traffic is a major source of whether or not they’re capable of succeeding, and since most don’t have deep pockets to invest in paid ads, they have to scramble to try to rank high with search engines for targeted, organic traffic.

This isn’t something you can do overnight, but by carrying out a steady stream of beneficial changes to your site, you can start seeing the results of your efforts. You’ll beat out the competition and see your site consistently ranking for targeted keywords and phrases.

The plan below allows you to choose one simple task to implement each day for an entire month. This will allow you to start enjoying free traffic so that you can build a list and see your income start rising, too.

Day 1: Check the History of the Domain Name You’re About to Buy

The first thing you want to do, which may or may not be too late by the time you’re reading this, is make sure that the domain URL you’re buying doesn’t have any bad history associated with it.

For example, if someone owned the domain before you and acted with blackhat tactics and spammed individuals and sites, then your domain might have an ongoing penalty associated with it that could hinder your efforts to rank well.

You want your website free and clear of any trouble. If you’ve already registered a domain and discover it has a shady past, then you might want to take the content you’ve created and migrate it to a new domain that has a clean slate.

Even if the previous owner simply did a bad job of creating content and serving their audience, you’ll have your work cut out for you in the future trying to dig yourself out of a hole.

People typically think of old domains as beneficial for SEO (search engine optimization), since they have longevity in their corner. But if the domain owner wasn’t above board, it will act as an anchor weighing your site down in the SERPs (search engine results pages).

Also, in terms of achieving that longevity that can benefit you with SEO, make sure you aren’t changing domains every time you happen to think of a better one. It’s best to stick with one and grow it for the future rather than change course, as long as your domain doesn’t have an unsavory past.

You can use a tool like http://web.archive.org to see the history of the domain. This is an Internet archive that will show you what the site was doing through the years, if anything.

Day 2: Create and Submit a Sitemap for Search Engines

When your site is chosen and you’re beginning to build it, make sure you’re employing the use of a sitemap. This gives Google (and other search engines) a clear navigation expectation of how their search bots can effectively crawl your site.

Some people have considered an HTML sitemap outdated, while others continue to use it. Most people use an XML sitemap, and you can find plugins that will help you do this automatically, making the entire process a breeze.

There are some like the Google XML Sitemap Generator you can use that are open source tools. It automatically goes to your site and looks at the traffic logs, files and URLs and makes sure everything’s up to date for the search engines.

Officially, there are different sitemaps you can use – in addition to the XML sitemap. The others include an image sitemap, video sitemap, and news sitemap (if you want to get your blog included on Google News).

Day 3: Secure Your Site with an SSL Certificate

An SSL certificate is a security layer of protection called Secure Sockets Layer that helps people avoid landing on unsecured networks that could harm their computer files. You want consumers to feel safe accessing your site, so their personal information won’t be stolen.

An SSL certificate prevents a warning from showing up that makes your site look as if it’s been infected or is dangerous, even if it hasn’t. You can have your hosting company or domain registrar add an SSL certificate to your site.

Some hosts charge you extra for this, while others will include it in the price of your plan, or give it to their customers free of charge. If you opt to go for a higher level of security, then it will cost more, but most niche marketers don’t need this.

Day 4: Make Sure Your Site Is Mobile-Friendly

Many people bypass their laptop and PC and use their smart phone to access information on the world wide web. You want to make sure your site is compatible with smart technology so that Google doesn’t bury you in the SERPs for being non-compliant.

Start by checking to see if the blog theme you’ve chosen to use is mobile-responsive. You might have only checked using your own smart phone, but remember, not everyone uses the same kind.

Go to Google and see if your site is mobile friendly using their tool here: https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly. You’ll enter your URL and it will take a minute to give you your results.

They will tell you what issues your mobile readers may have, such as text being too small to read, incompatible plugin usage, screen dimensions not adjusted properly, and so on.

Day 5: Check to See If Your Site Loads Quickly

Google typically wants your website to load in under 3 seconds. Anything over that and they may ding you in the search engines for a slow load time. That’s because users will often click out and go elsewhere.

The site has to load on both desktops and mobile technology, so make sure when you’re checking your site, that you check both. You can use a tool like https://pagespeed.web.dev to check both.

Just enter your URL and click the Analyze button. It will first analyze mobile, and then you can choose desktop, too. It will show you opportunities to improve load times on your site in the audit, so you can make changes that will benefit you.

Day 6: Examine Your Site on All Browsers and Gadgets

While Google Chrome is the most widely used browser on the Internet, it’s not the only one. You want to make sure your website shows properly on all browsers, different gadgets (like smart phones, iPads, Mac computers and more).

There are certain tools like CrossBrowserTesting.com, that you can use to check to see how your site looks on various browsers, or you can do it manually. You want to definitely check Firefox, Safari, and Opera.

Day 7: Categorize Your Posts for Easy Navigation

Every time you create a post for your blog, it will default to Uncategorized, unless you specifically put it in a category. These categories are important for navigation both by search bots and human visitors alike.

You want to create a hierarchy of categorization to help everyone understand the site content better. You can have parent categories and child categories that fall under each one.

So for example, if you have a site on weight loss, your parent categories might be diet plans, exercise, and mindset. Under the diet plans, your child categories might be calorie deficit, keto, and other types of diets.

Day 8: Put Keywords in the Post Titles and Tags

Keywords are very important to the optimization of your niche site. You’ll be using these in many places, but to start, make sure they’re in the post titles and tags of each piece of content you create.

The post title itself should have a keyword-rich word or phrase in it, as should the headings or subheadings in the content. When you go to publish the post, in addition to selecting a category, you can add keyword tags to the post.

Day 9: Use Strategic Keywords in Your Content

Keywords will come in handy with your content creation, too. Make sure you spend some time carefully collecting and organizing the keywords and phrases you want to use for your site rankings.

Never buy into the outdated hype that stuffing your content with keywords will benefit you. In fact, overuse of keywords can sabotage the very goal you’re trying to achieve. You will have an easier time ranking for long-tail keywords than broad ones.

For example, you’d rank easier for weight loss for over 40 women than you would for the phrase weight loss by itself. That’s because there’s more competition targeting the broader keywords.

In each piece of content, try using a variety of words and phrases that relate to your post so that you bring in visitors who go about searching for the same topic in a variety of ways with slightly differing language.

Day 10: Utilize Alt Text to Your Advantage

Most bloggers insert images into their site without ever maximizing them for SEO. Your images can help you bring in traffic. You want to use the Alt Text to your advantage whenever you include visuals.

What you’re basically doing is including a text-based reference for whatever the image is. So for example, if you have a picture of a bird, your alt text would be <img src=“bird.jpg” alt=“blue bird perched on a tree branch” title=“bird identification”>.

The title will be what users see when they hover over your image. The alt description is very important to the optimization of your image, so write it carefully and include keywords while making sure it relates to the text in your post.

Day 11: Get More Clicks with Effective Meta Descriptions

If you go to Google right now and type in a topic, you’ll see the results page pop up with a list of links. Below each link title, you’ll see a brief snippet of what the site is about. That’s what your meta description does for you.

And while it may not be a direct SEO bump indicator, search engines will take notice if more people are clicking through and staying on your site due to the relevancy of your content to their needs.

You have a code that looks like this: <meta name= description content=> which is an HTML tag you can use for up to 160 characters or less that will show up under your listing to help people understand what the site or page is about.

Day 12: Start Creating Value-Packed Posts

For a long time, SEO experts have said not to worry about the length of your blog post. This was primarily because newbie bloggers would pump a lot of fluff and filler content into the post and it was deemed useless.

But now, Google is definitely placing an emphasis on in-depth content. You want long, but valuable pieces that are comprehensive in nature. So instead of just writing a short, 300-word blog post about something very specific, where there’s not much to say, see how much broader you can get and make that one topic a section of an overall, bigger blog post.

Day 13: Spend a Day Updating Outdated Information on Your Site

Outdated information on your site can be very damaging when it comes to search engine optimization. If Google and other search bots see old information, they won’t want to send their users to your site.

Sometimes, facts and data have changed. Other times, you might have old examples used in content that are clearly outdated. All you need to do is go in and refresh whatever portions are outdated.

You don’t want to totally redo the piece (unless it needs it). You also shouldn’t delete it completely and write a new one. Just log into your dashboard, look for posts that could have old information in them, and tweak them to be up to date before republishing.

Day 14: Have a Good Balance of Outbound, Inbound and Internal Links

Links can be important elements in whether or not your site makes it to the top of the SERPs. Sites that have many people pointing to them as an authority site are bound to get more organic traffic than those who have only a handful (or none).

You don’t want to involve yourself in shady, blackhat tactics that try to get you backlinks because those are often exposed and then sites using them are penalized. Instead, stick to creating value-packed content that will have sites naturally linking to your pages for the expertise and insight they share.

Not only do you want inbound links showing that you’re an authority site, but you want to prove to Google that the places you link out to are good resources, too. And you also want to periodically have internal links from one of your pages to another page (posts) – but none of this should be excessive.

Day 15: Compress and Resize Your Images

When images take too long to load, you’ll lose visitors and search engines will bury your site in the SERPs. Before uploading images to your blog, make sure you optimize them for performance.

Basically, you want to reduce the file size. There are different ways to do this. First, start with a good file format. PNG images, for example, might look slightly better, but they’re larger than a JPG.

You can take your images and process them with a tool like https://imageresizer.com/image-compressor to help you get the best compression and quality for your various formats.

Day 16: Find Ways to Create Sticky Content

Search engines want to be the go-to tool people us to find information. They know, when they send someone to a site and that person immediately clicks away, that it was not the best site to show to searchers.

So you want to make sure your site is sticky. That means when people land, they stick around for awhile. The longer, the better. There are different ways to create a sticky site, but nothing works better than delivering stellar content.

The pillar blogs successful bloggers publish can help with stickiness by being comprehensive content pieces people simply don’t want to click away from. You can also use multimedia formats like video to ensure people stay longer.

Day 17: Start Publishing More Frequently

Fresh, up-to-date blogs often enjoy a higher spot in the SERPs than those who publish new content infrequently. You want to be publishing as often as it makes sense for you to post, while maintaining the same level of quality needed to beat the competition.

Never adopt a quantity over quality mentality for SEO just because you want to publish more often. It’s better to publish three value-packed posts per week than seven flimsy content pieces – one for each day of the week.

By publishing more often, you’ll be training search bots to come back to your site quicker and index your content. If you only publish once every week, that’s how often they’ll come.

But you can train bots to index your site within hours if you’re frequently publishing, and this can help you grow your business strategically. Some niches work better for this than others, such as niches where the information is constantly being refreshed, like the stock market, for example.

Day 18: Embrace Google’s EAT Guidelines

Google is always putting out algorithm advice for their ever-evolving changes. You should know that some are evergreen, while others get deactivated eventually. With the EAT guidelines, they’re looking for Expertise, Authority, and Trust.

Your site can achieve a positive expertise ranking by providing links to reputable sources and getting links from other authority sites pointing back to you. You can become an authority site through the use of stellar content, having ample information about your credentials, securing positive reviews or testimonials and more.

The trust they’re looking for is in how your visitors will experience your site. Having the SSL certificate is a good start. Make sure your visitors can safely and effectively navigate your domain, too.

Day 19: Use Social Media as an Inroad to Better SEO

Social media doesn’t directly impact your search engine optimization, but there’s a definite connection between building awareness about a brand and social media sites, and when you can have more people talking about your brand, they’ll be creating links to your site.

It’s the links coming into your domain that will serve you well. The key is to build a brand that meets the needs of your audience, which means creating innovative, informative and entertaining content that gets shared and engaged with online.

Day 20: Cater to Voice Searches

Voice searches are being used by more individuals on a daily basis. While people used to type things into search engines, they can use their voice on the go or while multitasking instead.

Whether they’re asking Siri on their smart phone, or Alexa on their smart speaker, their voice is what’s commanding the information and results that Google provides to them. So you need to cater to this technology.

In order to do this, you have to start understanding what your customers are verbalizing. This may be different from what they would type in. For example, they might type in something like best diet fast, while they would verbally say, “Hey Siri – what’s the best diet plan for fast weight loss?”

These long-tail keyword phrases need to be used in your site content to cater to the ever-increasing usage of voice searches. You want to use the questions in your post titles, and thoroughly answer them so that any follow-up questions are handled.

Remember, searchers using voice often start with a query word like who, what, when, where, why or how. Use these to make sure you fully answer the question. So if you want to write a post about the best diet for fast weight loss, think about who would be using this and why (like an upcoming wedding or event).

Talk about what they need to do to implement it, how it works and when they can expect results – two weeks or a month, for example. Address where they can do to get more information or buy the product, too.

Day 21: Watch for Bounce Pages and Fix Whatever’s Wrong

If there’s one thing Google and other search engines have an eagle eye out for, it your bounce rate. Sending traffic to a site where people instantly leave reflects poorly on them.

You can watch your analytics to see how fast people are bouncing from your site and where it’s happening. If you see people largely leaving one page of your domain, then go in and fix it as quickly as possible.

It could be a technical issue like a page loading too slow – or it could be a content issue, where the visitor immediately realizes your site isn’t about what they thought it would be about.

Day 22: Pay Attention to Sudden Drops in Traffic

When you’re going through the motions of building a site with good authority and reputation, and you’re pleased with the traffic, you never want to rest on your laurels. Now is the time to stay one step ahead to ensure you don’t lose momentum.

There have been many website owners who were thrilled with their organic searches, only to wake up one day and realize their site’s been buried in the SERPs and they now only have a trickle of visitors coming from search engines.

This can happen for many reasons, but one is that Google or another search engine has created an algorithm update and you’re simply a victim of it. For example, think of the people who relied on keyword stuffing or link farms to help rank their site, only to realize the practice is now frowned upon, so all of their content is useless.

If you suddenly experience a drop in traffic (or you want to prevent this from happening), make sure you’re staying abreast of all of the updates happening in the world of SEO. Sometimes, a change can benefit you as it buries others who were doing something wrong and inadvertently bumps you up.

But if you know a change is coming, it can help you make alterations to your site and how you do things in the near future to stave off disaster and enjoy the benefits that come with simple awareness.

Day 23: Use People Also Ask to Create Thorough Content

Because of Google and other search engines giving preferential treatment to comprehensive posts, you want to work with what are known as topic clusters. Think of a keyword cloud or mind map where topics closely related to one main idea are all housed together.

When you go to Google and type in a topic, if you scroll down the page, you’ll see an area called People Also Ask. For example, if you type in best diet for over 40, you’ll see things in the People Also Ask area such as: what foods should you avoid at age 40, how can a 40 year old lose weight fast, and how can a woman lose 10 pounds in a month over 40?

Those are all topics you could weave into one post for comprehensive coverage. You can also go down to the Related Searches area and find more – such as: best diet for over 40 male, how to reduce belly fat after 40 female, hormones and weight gain after 40, and more.

Day 24: Give People Options If You’re Reviewing Products

Google MUM is an SEO update that has many primary issues, such as providing answers to queries, multi-language multimedia content and more. But one thing you want to do as a niche marketer in particular if you’re reviewing products is make sure all of your posts have multiple options on where someone can buy something.

So if you’re an affiliate promoting survival food buckets, for example, you’d want to link out to Amazon, Walmart, and anywhere else buyers could find the product. This isn’t bad for you because you know buyers have purchasing preferences and it gives you more opportunities to earn commissions, even if it takes a bit longer to initially gather your links.

Day 25: Improve Your Content’s Readability

Search engines are looking for pristine content, but not in a traditional way. Instead of content that reads like an encyclopedia, they want consumer-friendly, conversational content that’s easy to read and absorb.

In addition to the tone and style, you want to make sure there’s plenty of white space by breaking up long blocks of text with images and making paragraphs shorter and easier to devour.

Go through and edit your content to ensure it’s free of typos and spelling errors, overly long sentences and other issues. If and when you can, use bulletpoints so people can skim and include a hyperlinked table of contents so they can get to whatever topic they want to quickly and easily.

Day 26: Include Visual Elements to Your Text-Based Content

One thing search engines are putting a big emphasis on these days is the user experience, also known as UX. The way a persona experiences a website results in positive or negative feelings.

For example, if the navigation is off, they get flustered. If the site loads slow, or the content is poorly written, it’s a waste of time. Another thing people want is for the content to consist of more than just text.

To optimize your site for search engines, make sure you’re utilizing a healthy mix of all media formats you feel comfortable with – including things like infographics, gifs, images like quote posters, video and even audio.

Day 27: Find and Fix Broken Links to Improve User Experience

There are many reasons Google will ding your site when it comes to search engine optimization, and one is if your domain is full of broken links. The bots they send to your site to crawl and index the content will follow the links you have listed, so they all need to be in working order.

You can use Google Analytics or other tools to show you what links are leading to a 404 page (an error page). Then, you’ll need to go into the blog post or page and either update the link so that it works or remove the link completely.

Day 28: Capitalize on Your Ability to Rank for Trending Topics

Trending topics will usually have a lot of people searching for them, and fewer sites competing for their attention. That’s primarily because most bloggers are late to the party when it comes to writing content about breaking news or trends.

Whatever your niche is, try to stay abreast of news or trends you see forming so that you can capture the lion’s share of traffic from search engines. For example, if you’re in the health niche and there’s a trend to use keto to control blood sugar – or news breaks about a new treatment, stop whatever it is you’re doing and create a valuable post detailing what people need to know about it.

Day 29: Leverage Your Subscriber List for Backlinks and Social Shares

If you need to build backlinks and show that you have people visiting (and sticking around) on your site, be sure to send your email subscribers to your blog whenever you publish new content.

Many people focus on getting people on their list to only promote products to them, but they can be a fantastic source of engagement – which includes sharing your links, reviewing your work, and giving you backlinks as an authority figure from their own site.

Day 30: Learn How to Curate, Not Copy Content

Because outgoing and incoming links are an importance piece of your SEO strategy, you want to learn how to curate content the right way. Curation is when you gather snippets, quotes and links or media from other sources and create one post that highlights them all around a theme.

For example, you might be working on a blog post for diabetes nutrition. You can include a quote from an expert, embed a video from someone who explains a concept well, or summarize a strategy in a sentence or two that is shared in depth on another blog – and add your thoughts about what is being shared to the post.

You will not copy all of their content – just a small amount, with a link back to the original post or site so that readers can follow it and get more information. You’re giving credit to the source, and they will see the link to your post in their own analytics.

When they realize they’re being used as an authority figure or expert, they will often share the link to your piece with their own blog and social media followers as well as their email subscribers.

This helps you get an incoming link from their authority site, and wider engagement as a brand. Like a museum curator, your job will be to gather an exhibit of the best ideas for the overall topic and share them with your audience, along with your own interpretation.

If you’ve already been working on building a content site for quite a bit of time, don’t worry. Start implementing good SEO habits from this point on, and slowly but surely, work through your older content to tweak it so that it’s strategically in line with today’s search engine requirements and preferences.

30 Day Profit Scaling Plan

Everyone wants to make more money, but sometimes, you get to a point where you feel like you’re working so much, you’re not sure how to do that without more hours in the day.

As an online entrepreneur, the goal is not to work more, but to work smarter. You want to scale your business to profit more without having to spend more in time or money than you’ll earn back.

The process of scaling your business is not something that happens overnight. In fact, there are many simple steps you can take to start seeing your profit margins rise. You will find thirty days’ worth of scalable opportunities listed below.

Take one at a time and implement it into your business to see how it affects it. Then, move on to the next one. You may find that some are more lucrative than others, but some free up more time, allowing you to spend those hours on other profit-generating tasks.

Day 1: Start with a Strong Time Management Plan

You’ve probably heard the saying time is money, but when you’re trying to scale your business, it’s even more important. There are likely many hours being absorbed by wasteful time management and you don’t even realize it.

Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day. Some use their time more wisely than others. Whether you’re engaged in a lively conversation on Facebook, or taking one too many breaks to check the news or binge watch a show, this is time that could be spent on scaling your business to the next level.

Before you can do anything, you need to get a true accounting of how many hours you are spending on actual work, and where you can free up time to grow your business. There are tracking tools that can prevent you from allowing distractions to keep your business stagnant.

Day 2: Pick a Skill You Need to Learn or Perfect

Today, you need to look at your skillset and figure out what skill you have that needs to be improved, or what skill you need to learn in order to scale your business into something bigger and better.

Skills can not only add additional revenue to your profit margin, but it can also help you speed things up. On the profit side, when you have a business model where talent is imperative, such as graphic design, there’s a big difference between what you can charge for using Canva templates and what you can charge for creating something original in Photoshop.

With improvements in skills, you can go from something taking an hour to complete, to something taking ten minutes. Freeing up time can be beneficial in allowing you to scale up your profits by focusing on other things.

Day 3: Set Aside Funds for Outsourcing and Delegating

Many people forget the importance of reinvesting in their business. This is one of the easiest ways you can scale your business. Set aside small amounts each month to outsource tasks to others so that you can either free up your own time to work on something more lucrative or to double the production of your deliverables.

You can be twice as productive with another person onboard, whether it’s a freelancer or someone you bring on as an hourly or salaried employee than you could if you try to do everything yourself.

Day 4: Repurpose What You’ve Already Created

Why reinvent the wheel if you don’t have to? One way to grow your business is to repurpose things you’ve already done into other things. For example, you can take your own blog posts, emails, and courses and sell private label rights to them.

This brings an additional income stream into your business with no extra work. Just make sure you’re upfront and honest about it being existing (not new) content. You can also turn your work into other media formats for a wider reach and more profits.

You can turn a blog post into a YouTube video or a podcast episode. You can distill the important points in the article down into an infographic and put it on Pinterest. This helps scale your content into something massive.

If you sell an eBook, take that and create a video info product course out of it. You can break up each chapter of the eBook into a video module. Or, you can create a membership where each month, your subscribers get access to a new report (chapter).

Day 5: Create Exclusivity and a Sense of Urgency

You’re already producing product on your own, but you can take it to the next level by adding two things – a sense of urgency and a bit of exclusivity. False urgency is never a good idea, and instead of helping you scale your business, it can sabotage it.

But if you put time restrictions or other consumer limitations on your products, like a limited number available, it can elevate you to the status of an in-demand vendor. This way, whenever you come out with something new, people will hurry to buy it before it’s gone (or before the price bumps up).

Day 6: Add High Ticket Products to Your Offers

Whenever you make plans to scale your business, consider adding a high ticket product to your line. Many marketers are afraid of launching a high ticket product because they worry about the buyer finding enough value in it.

But all you have to do is figure out what you could add strategically to what you’re currently offering to make it worth the extra money. For example, selling a course is one way to earn money.

But offering to do something for them – like creating a blog and filling it with product reviews – is another. You could also offer to take them by the hand and coach them through a process, which could be priced at a top tier level.

Day 7: Work Strategically on Affiliate Recruitment

Many marketers, when they start launching products, focus on the product creation and launch steps primarily. Then they go straight into catering to their new subscribers and creating the next product.

What you should be doing, if you want to scale your business, is focus on recruiting the kind of affiliates that can help scale your profits without you having to do more work. The kinds of affiliates you need to recruit are those who routinely top leaderboards for the kinds of products you’re launching.

You’ll need to go about it strategically, because these individually can not only bring the sales, but they’re going to be ultimately sharing their list of subscribers with you, because those buyers will get added to your own list for future sales.

First, make sure you’re connected to all of the people you consider to be prime affiliate targets. Be networking with them before you hit them up for a launch. When the time comes, reach out to them personally and let them know about your product, why they’re going to love presenting it to their list, and what perks (if any) you’re offering them for a promo.

You might include a bigger commission on the front end, a spot on your download page, or something else – like a readymade bonus they can use. Be sure to send them the link to your JV (joint venture) page as well as a full review copy.

Day 8: Create an Incredible Tripwire Offer

A tripwire is a no brainer, irresistible offer that is easily taken up by your prospect. Some people use free gifts as a tripwire, while others create extremely low cost products that can’t be passed up.

If you haven’t used tripwires before, this is a great way to scale your profits because you don’t have to put a lot of effort into their creation, but they can help you build a database of potential buyers on your email list with ease.

Once you have them on your list, you’ll be able to email them with offers that grow incrementally, after you prove your worth and value as a product creator (or affiliate, if you’re promoting other peoples’ products).

Day 9: Start Targeting Better with Paid Ads

Strategically growing your reach organically can be a big burden of time and effort. If you can take time today and once a month or more to learn the art of mastering paid ads, you’ll be able to create a shortcut to sales and list building.

Paid ads on social networks and search platforms allow you to pinpoint exactly who it is you’re targeting and have a message tailored to that demographic. So if you want to reach women over the age of 50 for a specific weight loss program, you can.

Don’t go over your budget. It may take a bit of time to figure out what you’re doing, and there are plenty of courses for paid ad strategies on platforms like Facebook. Test the waters and see how quickly you’re able to scale your profits with paid ads versus the effort it takes to secure an organic reach.

Day 10: Add More Items in Your Funnels

Sometimes, you just need to present more to your buyer in order to scale your profits. When someone is in buying mode, they’ll often say yes to add-ons and upgrades. But just because you don’t like upgrade offers yourself, you may have avoided using them.

This is a big mistake. You can take products you’ve done in the past, products you turn into your own from private label rights, or ones you create from scratch and add them to your funnel as upsells or downsells.

Of course, you don’t want a consumer stuck in a funnel for what seems like forever. If you gain a reputation for someone who has a dozen upgrade offers they have to click through, it may make people not want to consider your offer at all.

But you can go from a front end only (single product) strategy to one where you have a couple of upgrades and downsells and add an incredible amount of income to your launches.

This doesn’t just please the customer (because they’re getting the opportunity to get another great deal), but it also pleases your affiliates. They’d always rather promote a funnel with multiple opportunities to earn than a single product.

Day 11: Give Customers More Payment Options

Sometimes, the opportunity for more profits is right under your nose and you didn’t even know it. Payment options can be a big factor in whether or not someone spends money with you or walks away.

The first thing you want to do is look at the different payment options you have available. For example, you might only have PayPal. Some people don’t know that they can use a credit card to pay through PayPal, so they just leave.

You might have the option to add Stripe or a number of other payment processors to your sales to encourage more people to buy. This isn’t the only way payments can help scale your business.

If you tend to create products that cost more than the usual low-priced items, such as memberships, then you may want to scale your profits by allowing a variation of payment plans.

For example, give those who pay for a full year upfront a larger discount, and those who pay quarterly a smaller one. For the ones who pay monthly, make it afford for them since they often can’t (or don’t want to) spend a large amount on your products all at once.

Day 12: Dig Into Your Analytics and Use the Data Strategically

Analytics are a great way to figure out exactly where you should be putting more effort into growing your profits. It will tell you what demographic is showing up and converting into sales, and even what time of day.

You should go through your analytics – whether it’s through cPanel or another tool, and study the information carefully. You’ll see what products are performing, what keywords bring in the best customers, and many more details that you can strategically use to your advantage.

Day 13: Start Networking with People Who Can Grow Your Brand

Networking is something that can be used to help you increase profits with ease. Just as you’d networking with prospective affiliates, you want to find competitors and influencers in your niche who have a wide reach.

Start engaging with their content, tagging them in posts you make about their own leadership, and starting direct conversations with them about how you can mutually help one another increase your brand and reach.

You might simply be helping share each other’s social content, promoting one another’s products – or even collaborating on a joint venture product together and ultimately share the subscribers, profits and branding.

Day 14: Take Time to Create Something Unique and Innovative

It’s kind of sad, but if you look at the various online marketplaces, what you’ll usually see are a bunch of knockoffs. One marketer comes up with something unique, and dozens act as copycats to do the same thing.

Have you ever seen the online marketing persona and product called Rich Jerk? When that was released, the floodgates opened with all kinds of cookie cutter launches nicknamed something similar.

Instead of following in the footsteps of everyone else, scale your profits by really taking some time to think of what the marketplace is missing. What is it consumers need help with, where no one is serving their needs (or at least not well enough)?

Sometimes, it’s a matter of taking a simple step newbies are often told to do (like “build a list”) and mapping it out for them in the easiest to understand manner so they can finally implement the instructions.

Day 15: Wield the Power of Multimedia Social Networks

One way to scale your profits is to leverage the power of social media sites. There are so many places where consumers spend a great deal of time – whether it’s Facebook, TikTok, YouTube or elsewhere.

Your audience is there absorbing content. You don’t want to just wait for them to type in a search term and land on your blog. You want to show up in their social feeds where they can consume, engage with and share your content, automatically helping you expand your reach (and your profits) without paying for it.

Take time today to search for your target audience on multimedia social platforms. See if they’re on primarily text-based ones like Facebook, if they’re finding what they need on video socials like YouTube or TikTok, using image-socials like Instagram and Pinterest or even engaging on audio socials like Clubhouse.

Day 16: Start Monetizing Every Email and Post

Some marketers forget that they have multiple opportunities each and every day to monetize their content. They focus so much on idea brainstorming and content creation that when they’re ready to publish it, they forget about adding links or a call to action that helps them get paid.

Go back and look at your past emails and blog posts, social media content and even products. In each of these, you can add links to your own products or recommendations for other peoples’ products.

That doesn’t mean your content will lose value. You can write a lengthy blog post chock full of value and still include hyperlinks to items that can help someone achieve their goals.

Day 17: Expand Your Brand to Other Platforms and Channels

Have you gotten complacent about your publishing routine for content and info products? Sometimes, we learn one strategy and fail to get our of our comfort zone and expand past that.

First, start looking at other social platforms to publish content on. If you’ve never created audio, then start a podcast on Anchor.fm. If you don’t feel adept at making images, use Canva templates and start your own Pinterest board to amplify your profit potential.

Next, look at how you’re selling your own info products. Are you just using Warrior Plus to sell your courses? Expand into JVZoo and ClickBank, or Udemy and see how that adds to your bottom line.

Day 18: Improve Your Planning and Launch Process

Planning is something everyone can get better at. When you learn how to plan better, you open up the ability to profit more. Plans can be done for your daily routine, for each individual project task list, for how you manage your time, and more.

Sometimes, it helps to have a checklist for your planning process so you can fly through it and not have to stop and think about what comes next. You can tighten your schedule and perfect your launch and project systems with a little planning that ensures you optimize everything for profits.

Day 19: Look Into Other Business Models

There may come a time when you’ve maximized every part of your current business system. You may need to add something on to your online endeavors in order to elevate your income.

For example, if you’re an affiliate for other peoples’ info products, consider creating a course of your own that affiliates promote for you. Or, you may want to get into something that offers residual income, like memberships or selling PLR.

There are so many business options you have to consider in addition to info products and affiliate marketing, such as selling low content products, dropshipping, domain flipping, coaching, etc.

Day 20: Invest in Tools and Products That Improve Your Business

Using tools and products doesn’t always require an investment of money. Sometimes it’s just an investment of time finding and learning how to use them. But today, look at things that are available that can help you scale your profits.

It might be an editing tool like Camtasia (or CamStudio). It could be a course teaching you a strategy you haven’t felt confident implementing yet. Maybe it’s a page builder that creates sleek, professional looking sales pages that will help convert buyers.

Day 21: Look for Ways to Reduce Spending

When it comes to scaling profits, you have to look at wasteful spending, too. Sometimes, you’re the root cause of not seeing a better bottom line. Go ahead and admit it if you’re buying too many courses, tools and products and never using them – allowing them to sit stagnant on your computer.

Sometimes, you’re spending money for monthly fees for things you don’t need or use. Be honest about what bad spending habits you have and rein in your outgoing expenses.

This will not only save you money, but it’ll possibly allow you to redirect those funds into something more effective at helping you make more money, like outsourcing to a freelancer.

Day 22: Reevaluate Your Loyalty to Others

Sometimes, it’s not what you’re not doing that kills profits, but what you are doing. One good example of this is engaging in reciprocal promotions. When you get started online, you often feel a kinship with those who helps you get to where you are.

The people who walked you through a difficult technical task or who helped share your launch links are those who deserve you appreciation. But your loyalty only needs to go so far.

You can thank someone and do something nice for them in return without sacrificing your own reputation or business. The person who helped you may not have good products themselves, and they’ll expect you to promote their product because they promoted yours.

Don’t let yourself blindly promote anyone as a thank you for what they’ve done. Instead, evaluate everything on its true merit, and be ready to protect your subscribers from a bad investment.

Never let a friend talk you into letting them use your PayPal account or Facebook ads account because their own got banned. If they ruined theirs, there’s good chance they’ll ruin yours, too – and then all of your profits might dry up!

Day 23: Go for the Repeat Sale

Getting your first sale from a customer can be exciting. It’s even more of an honor when they confirm their subscription to your list. Don’t let that opportunity go to waste. You want to immediately jump into action proving your worth, while still angling for an addition sale.

You can’t just assume the buyer is going to enjoy your first product so much that they go looking for more. Instead, you want to court them into considering additional purchases.

Present your products to them and show them how it would be beneficial for them to own it. You also want to prevent them from abandoning your list. If you never cater to their needs again, they won’t feel any reason to continue getting emails from you, so don’t be afraid to set yourself up for repeat business.

Day 24: Get Really Good at SEO

Previously, we discussed the benefit of being able to scale profits by targeting your exact audience using paid ads. But there’s a lot to be said for mastering organic traffic, too.

Take time today to start learning SEO (search engine optimization) so you can bring more visitors and prospective buyers to your blog and product offers. You need to learn the basics, such as integrating keywords into your content – but you also need to stay abreast of what Google and other search engines are looking for in the sites they index for the top of the SERPs (search engine results pages).

Day 25: Learn How to Create a Buzz for Your Launches

You can quietly launch a product and see a steady trickle of sales come in throughout the day or week of the launch. Or, you can do what people like John Reese used to do when he launched Traffic Secrets and build such as buzz about your product that it rakes in an exorbitant amount of money at once (in his case, $1 million in 24 hours).

Creating a buzz involves a longer launch process, but you’re able to hit a high demand and ramp up your profits because when launch day arrives, your product shoots to the top of the bestseller list, is seen by more people (including affiliates who want to jump onboard), and discussed by everyone in social circles online.

You’ll be making lots of pre-launch content, including valuable freebies that serve as sneak peeks and teasers. You’ll also be making the rounds networking with affiliates, hosting webinars to field questions about the upcoming product and more.

Day 26: Use a System of Automation Whenever Possible

Automation helps you scale profits by freeing up your time to work on more lucrative areas of your business. Usually, the things you’re automating are the chores that must be done, but that are time hogs.

For example, queueing up emails and blog posts or social content steals minutes out of your day. You can use tools to post these in the right places, at the right times for you. You can even find tools that will automatically create transcripts out of your video or audio content – so look for automation options for everything you do and see if it can help you start earning more.

Day 27: Consider Upping Your Prices

When you first began putting out your own products, chances are you were a bit hesitant to make people pay for something when you were a sheer newbie. But even if you’re still fairly new to the marketing scene, you need to know when it’s time to up your prices.

Increasing your prices is a simple and effective way to scale your income. Instead of working harder, you just charge slightly more and see your income inch up higher and higher.

You always want to keep your product priced according to its value. But it might be worth experimenting with price points to see if your buyers are willing to spend more with you, and once you reach a point to where sales slack off, you’ll know where to correctly settle your pricing structure.

Day 28: Break Big Courses Up Into Smaller Ones

When it comes to repurposing content, you usually think of using blog content, social videos and more. But you can also instantly increase your income by taking one of your main products and chopping it up into miniature ones at a lower cost.

For example, let’s say you have a $47 eBook course with 10 chapters on traffic generation strategies. You could take each of the 10 chapters and split it into its own miniature course with a PDF and maybe even a video to go along with it.

These can be priced lower, and can get more people to take a chance on you if they’re not familiar with you or unable to afford a higher priced product, but wouldn’t mind spending smaller amounts more often.

Day 29: Start Split Testing to Improve Conversions

One strategic thing many marketers fail to do is split test their sales copy. You can scale your income by just seeing what works best to convert your visitors into buyers. It might be length of copy, certain bulletpoints, a specific storyline, or even something as simple as the colors you’re using.

There are tools you can use to split test sales copy, but you can also split test emails that you’re sending out, too. See which one converts best and you can start to improve your messaging for increased profits.

Day 30: Reduce Risk and Set Future Milestones

Lastly, take time today to see how you can reduce risk that seems to sabotage your profits. It might be offering too wide of a refund policy, or promoting products that aren’t solid enough for the consumer.

You also want to set milestones and goals for your marketing and craft a plan that helps you achieve them. It might be a milestone for when you have certain project tasks completed – or it could be a specific goal of getting 10 new affiliates onboard.

Leveling up with your income requires you to stop going through the motions and carefully evaluate where you can make improvements that not only add more revenue to your business, but eliminates anything detracting from it.

5-Day Business Systems for Marketers

When you embark on a career as an online entrepreneur, you’re usually not ready for the sheer volume of tasks you have to handle on your own. Even if you’re just running a single business model, it can get overwhelming trying to master time management and remember to carry out your responsibilities.

It’s imperative that you systemize your business so that you’re able to thrive with a functioning operation that lessens your stress and even allows you to bring in help from time to time when and if you want to step away from your business for some down time.

In the blueprint below, you’ll find a readymade system that you can integrate into your schedule where you’re working five days a week, handling six tasks per day. This will address your blogging routine, email marketing, social marketing, product launches, affiliate marketing and customer service efforts.

You can also switch things around so that you do all of your blogging on day 1, all email tasks on day 2, and so on, if you prefer to knock it out that way rather than have a variety of business aspects to work on daily – it all depends on your personal preferences.

Day 1

Blogging System – Analyze the Traffic and Engagement of Previous Posts

On the first day of each week, you need to see what’s working and what’s not in terms of getting traffic to your blog and having those visitors engage with you. Check traffic stats and log into your dashboard to approve and reply to comments.

You want to stay aware of what is helping you rise in the SERPs (search engine results pages), what gets shared on social media to send traffic your way, and what slants cause people to generate enough emotion that they need to respond with a comment.

When you check analytics, you can also go back to work on blog posts that are underperforming, strengthening their keywords, content and value so they have a fighting chance to get seen.

Email Marketing System – Create the Draft Templates for the Upcoming Week of Emails

On day one, log into your email autoresponder system and create a draft broadcast email for each of the days of the week you plan to email out. In the title, put the day of the week and date, such as Mon 23rd so you know which day to schedule it later.

In the body, go ahead and enter your greeting, such as Hi {firstname_fix}! and type in the words personal, promo, and value with about two lines between each one. Then, type in your usual sign off, such as, “To your success… John.”

This draft template is going to make it easy for you to quickly log in if something arises during the week that you want to remember to add to an outgoing email. Don’t do anything else to these drafts today.

Social Marketing System – Create Some List-Building Posts and Link to Your Lead Magnet

Day one of your socialization is going to be to log into your favorite social media networks and apps, like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and more – and create a post about something to do with your lead magnet or the value in being on your list.

Make sure you link to the lead magnet page, because you want these particular posts that you create to help build your list. You can pull one specific tip from your lead magnet with a call to action telling them they can learn more about it in your free report, or create a post that makes people think, such as asking a question about who is struggling with an issue – with a call to action that they can find the link to a report that can help in the comments, where you share it.

Product Launch System – Pinpoint the Needs of Your Target Audience

If you want to be a vendor – a product creator who sells digital info products, then you’re going to spend day one researching the needs of your audience so that you can create something they won’t want to miss out on.

Look at emails that have come in, comments people have posted on your blog and in social groups. Look on forums and see what types of books are selling in your niche to see where the biggest demand is and make a list of the problems you see that you can help with.

Affiliate Marketing System – Gather Ideas for a Week’s Worth of Potential Product Promos

Your first day of the week as an affiliate, you want to gather ideas for as many products as you want to promote. If you want to write three reviews per week, then find three products – tangible or digital.

Today, you’re looking for quality products that you’ll enjoy promoting. Look on sites like Warrior Plus, ClickBank, JVZoo, Amazon, Share-a-Sale, and Commission Junction, too. Don’t just aim for commission, but find something that pays well while also benefiting your readers, so you don’t sabotage your reputation.

Customer Service System – Answer All Incoming Support Tickets and Emails

Customer service should never be neglected, so on day one, you’re going to sort through all of the incoming emails you’ve received from your audience – and that includes checking your spam folder to make sure no one fell through the cracks.

If you have a support system in place, make sure each one achieves a resolved status before shutting down for the night, if possible. At the very least, make sure each customer has received communication from you about your efforts to resolve it.

Day 2

Blogging System – Conduct Niche Research and Map Out Your Blog Topics

Day two of blogging will require you to start conducting niche research for next week’s upcoming blog posts. Bloggers typically want a variety of slants to keep their audience coming back.

You might have value-packed pillar posts, shorter tip posts, interviews with other experts, curated information, and more. What you do want to do is make sure of is that your posts are trendy and relevant in that moment.

If there’s breaking news you want to cover in your niche, be aware of it by looking up news and data for your topic. Go ahead and outline some main points for each post if you want to make it easier on yourself.

Email Marketing System – Update Your Promo List for the Next Week

For your second day of email marketing, update the list of items you want to promote in your emails that week. These can be a mix of things you sell or items you promote as an affiliate.

Go to sites like Muncheye and Warrior Plus to see a launch calendar of digital info products that will be releasing in the coming week in your niche. If you want to get a coupon code from another vendor to offer your customers, secure those deals on this day.

Have everything ready to go – such as the JV pages you need to refer to. Don’t promote too many items in each email. You can spread things out a bit. Even if something launches on a Tuesday, you don’t have to promote it until Wednesday if you already have something scheduled for Tuesday.

Social Marketing System – Engage in Some Personal and Direct Networking

Social marketing is a very important part of succeeding as an online marketer. On day two, you want to have one-on-one communications with people you want in your circles. You can do this by private messaging them, emailing them or engaging on their content.

These can be people you want to recruit as an affiliate later, marketers you want to approve you as an affiliate, experts you hope to interview, people you want to learn from and more.

Product Launch System – Brainstorm and Outline a Product

For the second day of your product launch system, you’re going to think of a product that will meet the needs of your customers and outline it in depth. This makes the product creation process quick and easy.

Look at what competitors have launched and think of how you can do something better or different that will be in demand – a product people are willing to pay for. It can be text or video based, and it doesn’t have to be a gigantic product because narrow, targeted products often convert better than broad, comprehensive ones.

Affiliate Marketing System – Jot Down the Features and Benefits of Each One

Day two of your affiliate marketing system will be to go through the products you wanted to promote and make a list of the specifications and benefits of each one. Write down what it is, the price point, what problem it will solve, and how it works.

Don’t be afraid to also make a note of any drawbacks you find with it. This can be a way for you to brainstorm a bonus for any missing information, or to provide helpful tips for anything that is lacking.

Customer Service System – Check Social Media PMs to Address Direct Messages

The second day of customer service will mean you log into social media accounts to check for customer service issues. It might be something someone has direct messaged you, a comment they left on one of your posts, etc.

Many people only use social media to log complaints against vendors and companies. You need to be able to salvage your reputation by handling anything that comes up in a professional manner, without flying into a fit of rage.

Day 3

Blogging System – Create Multimedia Elements to Break Up Text

Midway through your work week, on day three, you’re going to create some images or videos to help break up monotonous text on your blog. This will also help it show up better in social media feeds, because if someone shares a link to your post, it will pull the image or video into the feed with it.

You can make simple images on Canva with a callout of a certain quote from your post. You can create an infographic of the main points of your post – whatever you feel helps give a reader’s eyes a quick break from a large block of text.

If you don’t want to make images yourself, you can also download stock photos to help break up text, too. You can use free ones like Pixabay or paid ones from sites like iStockPhoto or DepositPhoto.

Email Marketing System – Add Personalization, Value, Promos and Links to Each Email

Your third day of email marketing will have you logging in to the autoresponder system and going into the drafts you’ve made for next week’s emails. Start by going to each one and adding a bit of personalization under the greeting.

Then, insert the promos for products you’ve been gathering – with details about the special deal or what’s included, along with the links to the product and any coupon codes you have.

Make sure you end your email with a snippet of value, like a tip or solution to a problem, so that your audience doesn’t feel as if you’re slamming them with constant promotions without giving them anything in return.

Social Marketing System – Create and Share Some Multimedia in Your Feed

On day three, you’ll be bringing different media formats to your social networking accounts. You can share these on your profile, page and group. This can be media you’ve created (ideally) or just something you found relevant and useful that someone else created.

Look for YouTube videos, podcast episode links, images like infographics, and more. Always add some of your own commentary about the media they’re seeing. Why did it resonate with you, what do (or don’t) you like about it? Make sure you create a call to action for them to engage with your post.

Product Launch System – Order or Create the Branding for Your Launch

The third day of product launch systemization is when you either create or order the branding you want for your product. If you create it yourself, you might se a tool you purchased or a site like Canva to make an eCover.

You can use a product like SmartMockups to create a multi-device image if you have something like a video module course you’re creating. You can also outsource this task to someone on Fiverr or Upwork.

Affiliate Marketing System – Apply for Approval and Gather Your Links

The middle day for your affiliate marketing system means you’ll be going to those products you want to promote and applying for and grabbing your affiliate links so they can be included in your upcoming emails, in blog posts, and elsewhere.

If optional, make sure you enter a note to the vendor about why you want to promote so they know you have a genuine interest and aren’t just going to send junk traffic and ruin their conversions.

Customer Service System – Create a Survey to See How You Can Improve and Email It

On day three for customer service, create a survey or question to send to your subscribers and followers to see where you can improve. You can also ask specific questions about what they need help with, or whether they would like something you have in mind.

This kind of solicitation for feedback shows that you go the extra mile to meet the needs of your audience. Be sure to take their comments into consideration. If they took time to respond, then they’re trying to help you succeed, too.

Day 4

Blogging System – Write Your Upcoming Week’s Blog Posts

On the fourth day of your blogging system, you’re going to sit down and write your upcoming blog posts. Whether it’s one or seven, do your best to write a post that’s worthy of rising in the search engine ranks and garnering a lot of organic traffic.

You also want to make sure you end with a call to action. That might be for them to sign up to your list, share the post with others, leave a comment, etc. You want engagement to soar.

Email Marketing System – Queue Up Each Email for the Correct Date and Time

Your emails will be complete now, so today, you can queue each one up. If you have multiple lists, you can pick and choose which ones it goes out to. Pick the correct date you want it to go out as well as the time (be mindful of EST versus CST time).

When each email is queued up, be sure to create a test of each one. This allows you to quickly see it and ensure you’ve entered your links, that it’s free of typos and errors, and that it’s formatted correctly.

Social Marketing System – Curate Some Great Information for Your Followers

On your fourth day of social marketing, be a great curator for your followers. One way to succeed with this is to look through your own feed of the people you are following and share some of their content with your own followers.

This builds good will with the other person (they’ll be more apt to share your posts in the future), and it shows your audience that you are good about finding valuable posts from others to share with them.

Don’t just share anything and everything. Be selective. If you don’t find anything in your feed, then go outside of it to find something from someone else to share, like another expert or blogger with some content you found interesting.

Product Launch System – Create the Product for Your Buyers

For day four of your product launch, you’re going to dive into product creation. Many people can create their product in a day, but it all depends on how fast and knowledgeable you are.

If it takes a bit longer, don’t stress about it. Just take your time and create the product, picking up on your daily tasks whenever it’s complete. Remember, you can also outsource product creation or use private label rights as a readymade product or springboard for your own info product.

Affiliate Marketing System – Write or Record Your Review and Post It to Your Blog

Day four is the day you’ll be creating your affiliate reviews, too. You can write them or record them on video, such as doing an unboxing reveal or creating a screen capture showcasing a case study of your results with a product.

Upload it to your blog when you’re done – ideally with some sort of image or video so that it breaks up text and can be found easier in the feeds on social media if someone shares it.

Customer Service System – Whip Up an Unexpected Gift for Your Subscribers or Blog Readers

For your fourth day of customer service, you can create a simple, yet valuable unexpected gift for your blog readers, subscribers and social media followers. This might be something as simple as a cheat sheet, checklist or template they can use.

If you don’t want to make one, you can purchase the rights to one by looking for low content PLR and rebranding it and editing it to be specifically for your audience as a gift from you.

Day 5

Blogging System – Format and Schedule the Posts to Go Live

On your final blog task for the week, you want to format each of the blog posts you want to go live next week and schedule them for publication. Some people do multiple posts per day, some daily, and some just once or twice a week.

For formatting, make sure you have the font broken up so that it’s not one large swath of text without any broken up paragraphs. You should also have skimmable sub-headings or sections that are in bold.

You can use bulletpoints and make sure your images are aligned properly. You want to make sure you have images tagged with relevant keywords as well. And if possible, bold and underline hyperlinks.

You can do a preview of what the post will look like, and you should always do this to ensure that everything looks good, links are in place, and there are no errors or typos. Make sure you space your posts out and have them categorized and tagged for SEO and human navigation.

Email Marketing System – Check Analytics and Clean Up Your List

The last day of the week, you’ll be looking at last week’s emails to see how they performed with your subscribers. Which subjects got the best open rates? How many people, on average, are opening your emails?

You want to look for any bounced emails and clean those up. You also want to delete the unsubscribes because some systems will charge you based on numbers, and those will include the unsubscribed emails in your database.

Social Marketing System – Share Something You’ll Profit From as a Vendor or Affiliate

Social media is a great place to monetize your online efforts. Today, pick something you can earn money from and post about it with a link on a variety of platforms, making sure to track what worked best.

It might be a course of yours, a print on demand tangible item, a coaching program – or something you’re promoting as an affiliate for someone else. You might create a text post for Facebook, a video for YouTube and TikTok, an image for Pinterest and Instagram, etc.

Product Launch System – Create Your Copy, List It on a Platform and Notify Affiliates

The last day of your product launch will have you first creating the sales copy that details the benefits of your product for prospective buyers. Your copy should include a storyline, headlines, bulletpoints, a call to action and more.

You then want to create a listing for the item for sale on a platform of your choice, scheduling it ahead of time. You can do this on sites like Warrior Plus, JVZoo, and ClickBank to name a few.

Notify affiliates by creating a listing on Muncheye, emailing your affiliates, reaching out directly to people you want to recruit, and more. Make sure you give them a link to where they can grab their affiliate link to promote for you.

Affiliate Marketing System – Share the Review in Emails and on Social Media

On the final day of your affiliate marketing system for the week, take the link to your product reviews that you’ve created and share them on social media. You can post the links to the blog post reviews on Facebook, create Pins for them on Pinterest, and more.

You want to make sure that wherever you’re sharing the links, your target audience is prevalent on the site. You should be looking for groups and hashtags to see if there’s an audience there.

Customer Service System – Make Note of Any Complaints or Requests and Work on a Solution

Finally, take care of the customers by taking their concerns to heart and actively working on a solution that you can present to them in the coming week. For example, if someone says your blog is hard to read because it has white text on a black background, then see if switching it would work better.

If they approach you saying they really need help with one thing in particular, make a note of it and either use the idea for a product in the upcoming week or as a free gift with a tip sheet to help them.

One great thing you can do to let people know you hear them is to thank the person who submitted the topic (first name only in case they don’t want their full name divulged) and you can even gift them the solution you create in advance with a personalized message that you hope it helps and you appreciate the feedback because you know it’ll help others, too.

Systemizing your online business isn’t just something you can do if you want to. It’s almost a necessity. Along the way, as you gain more experience, you’ll develop systems and processes of your own – but this should get you started with a roadmap to ensure it all gets handled effectively.

Productivity for Remote Workers

Creating a successful business from within the walls of your home is a challenging feat. But facing the many difficulties and endeavors of entrepreneurship as a work at home mom is an even more intense task.

Finding a balance between work and home life is essential for entrepreneurs when it comes to productivity and mental health. With schedules, routines, and goals in mind, you will be able to create a healthy balance in your home.

Routines and the Need for Flexibility

Routines are an efficient way to keep yourself on track, while allowing time for other necessities and priorities. Setting up a routine requires you to look at several different aspects of your work and home life.

Consider your priorities. Of course, your children will always be a high priority in your life. Focus on prioritizing the most important tasks for your business after that. When you can make a list of what needs to be done first, and what you absolutely have to work on, you’ll be able to have main focuses to align with your daily routine.

It’s important to set aside time for your children throughout your work day. Just being in their presence doesn’t mean that you are being present in their lives. The same policy goes for work and meetings as well.

Prepare for sacrifices. You won’t be able to make a perfect dinner every night, or finish every project you desire within a day or week. Being a work at home mom means that you’ll have to sacrifice some of your time for both work and home life.

Once you’ve chosen your priorities, there are some things that you will simply have to let go of. Allow for some flexibility, too. As a mom, you know that no schedule or routine can be set in stone.

With children, unexpected situations will occur, and work can be just as unpredictable. If your kids are showing signs of needing your attention, you may have to take a break from your work to be there for them.

Or, if you’re working on a project for work and there are technological issues for a big multimedia release that has to be fixed immediately, you may have to order takeout and focus on fixing those problems.

Persist with a routine and reward yourself. As you complete goals and follow along with the routine you’ve set for yourself, you deserve to treat yourself. One of the best ways to stay motivated and efficient is to take small breaks and reward yourself for your own hard work.

Maybe you want to get lunch at a place you haven’t been to in awhile, or you could take a break and take the kids to go get ice cream. You are only human, so you have to find ways to keep yourself happy and satisfied.

Keep track of your goals, too. Create a spreadsheet, calendar, or planner that maps out your drafted routine plans. This way, you will have everything solidified in writing, and it will be a creative way to keep yourself on task.

Find the Sweet Spot for Productivity

Working at home as a mom means that you may not be able to follow “normal” work hours. Instead of a typical 9 to 5, you have to search for sweet spots during the day that allow for the most productivity.

If your children take naps during the day or have a show that airs during a certain time, save your most important work for those moments. You will be able to be the most productive with your distractions lessened.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help, either. If you are falling behind or feeling frustrated with the multitasking at hand, reach out and ask a friend or spouse to help watch the kids when they have some spare time. Give yourself a break from home life so that you can put in your best work.

Get Good at Saying No

It’s not your job to make everyone happy. People will come to you with their problems and desires because everyone needs help sometimes. But you don’t owe it to anyone to do every favor they ask for.

Your job is to work on your business and be there for your family. You will have to turn down someone’s request eventually, and it will help you realize how relieving it can be. Being a work at home individual means people will try to take advantage of your availability.

Your needs and desires matter as well. Take care of yourself and the things that matter most to you. Even if you have to say “no” to those closest to you at times, it will be worth it for your mental health.

Tell your spouse that you need to focus on a presentation instead of making dinner or doing a chore when they request is valid, as long as you don’t push your responsibilities off onto them every night.

Take turns with responsibilities so that you both have time for other things. Telling someone “no” does not make you a bad person. Some people may act offended that you had the nerve to turn them down, but that’s only because they’re just thinking about themselves.

However, this means that you have to work to understand why others may say “no” to you as well, so that you aren’t being hypocritical. Everyone has the right to take care of themselves and their priorities first.

Sometimes you have to say “no” to yourself, too. You may have to fight off urges to sleep in or skip out on a project because everything feels too overwhelming. But being in control of yourself is important – especially when you are working towards your goals.

Learn How to Tune Out Noise

Working from home as a mom can be challenging when it comes to working with peace and quiet. Children may not understand the impact of the noise they make, and they may be too young to fully grasp that concept.

There are some things you can do to lessen the impact of noise. Get a white noise machine. A white noise machine may help you drown out the sounds your kids are making, while building up your focus.

If you struggle with random sounds distracting you, this method will help you calm down and push past those distractions. It doesn’t drown them out to a level that’s unsafe, but it kind of blurs it all into a background noise.

Try having a separate office space. Whether you add in more insulation or just need to shut a door, a separate office space will give you an area of quiet concentration. Your kids may pick up on the fact that when you enter your office, you need to work hard and be left alone for a little while.

Consider having quiet hours. If your kids are old enough, you can teach them that you need time to work, so they have to be quiet for a certain amount of time. This could also be their time to watch TV or play a video game that they love, as long as they keep the sound at a low volume.

Listen to music while you’re focusing. Although this method does not work with everyone, some people become incredibly efficient when they listen to music. If you have a nicer pair of headphones to block out other noise, you can try listening to classical music, or any genre that works for you.

Sometimes, you can find a video on YouTube with a sound like a crackling fireplace or a running stream or thunderstorm. These sounds can help you focus better and lessen the distracting noise in the home.

Invest in Outside Help If Finances Allow It

Since you are already working on a growing business and raising children, your time is spread pretty thin. If finances allow it, investing in outside help is a good idea. This will help ease the burden of the work, so that you don’t have to shoulder all of it.

There are a few different helpful ideas to consider investing in. Get a weekly cleaning person to come in and help. Hiring a maid will take the task of heavy cleaning off of your shoulders.

Someone who can deep clean your house once a week will keep the larger tasks out of your hands, so that you only have light work to do when the day is done. They can also help you catch up on dishes, laundry, and even meal prep.

Use grocery pickup or delivery. Grocery shopping takes up more time than you may realize. If you are on a time crunch and have a shopping list ready, order your supplies online and have it delivered to your door.

If you are looking to save a little money, order online and pick up the groceries when your order is ready. Both of these methods will save you a lot of time. Get a babysitter sometimes, too.

Keeping children entertained while working on your career isn’t always easy, especially if they are very young. Hiring a babysitter who can spend focused time with them and play with them will give you the space you may need to be efficient.

Even if it’s only for a few hours a day, every busy mother needs a break. An assistant might be a good idea, too. You may worry that you’re missing out on spending more time with your children because of tedious tasks that you have to complete for your business.

Hiring an assistant (virtual or in house) for those tasks will save you time, and allow you to focus on bigger projects as well. Sign up for carpooling if your kids are school aged. If you have a neighbor or friend with kids that lives nearby, you could give them a small amount of money each week for them to pick your kids up along the way to school or other activities.

You can even share in the responsibilities and drive once or twice a week, but it will alleviate the daily burden. Driving takes up a lot of time, and you can’t multitask while taking your children places.

See If Multitasking Helps or Hurts Your Productivity

Multitasking is something commonly recommended to busy people. But what most don’t realize is that it can hurt your work process more than help, if you are the type of person who gets slowed down or overwhelmed by multitasking.

Test out how multitasking works for you by timing your work. Test 1 would include you working on one simple task. Test 2 would include you working on two simple tasks (example: writing and listening at the same time).

Afterwards, reflect on how much information you retained, and how quickly you were able to accomplish things. If you feel like multitasking muddles your clarity or slows down your process, stick to one task at a time.

If you thrive with multitasking, use it to your advantage. Listen to informative podcasts while making your kid’s lunch, or play with the kids while brainstorming for an upcoming project. As long as you feel like it is manageable for you, go for it.

Systemize Your Processes

Developing routines and clear systems for every task at hand will help you fall into the swing of things and work as quickly as possible. Whether you are tackling something for work or for home, systemizing your process will be the most efficient way to go.

Getting the kids ready can be a routine. Sometimes getting your kids ready in the morning can be a burdensome task. If you can teach them how to stick to a morning routine, everyone will be able to do their part.

Have one kid pick out their clothing while the other takes a shower, and give each of them an order of tasks to complete so that mornings run smoothly. Templates for product creation come in handy for systemization.

Whether you’re creating a sales letter for a launch or writing a product review, stick to a template that provides a quick and effective solution, so that you are organized and it becomes second nature.

Automate emails and blog posts. Upload your posts and emails ahead of time and schedule them out, so that you don’t have to worry about making a deadline or being available at a specific time.

This will also help you make the most out of posting at specific hours to optimize engagement. Use pre-planned dinner schedules. Instead of brainstorming what to make for dinner while you should be paying attention to a tutorial, set aside time at the beginning of the week to plan out your dinners, so that you can be prepared and ready.

Have a cleaning routine. Cleaning can feel like an overwhelming task. So focus on taking things one room at a time, with a determined path so that cleaning becomes a process, rather than a long, burdensome task that has to be done everywhere at once.

Know When to Be Unavailable

Your work doesn’t have to follow you everywhere you go. Keep your work phone or certain contacts muted when you are devoting time to your family. If it is an emergency, they will reach out to you more than just once.

Giving your children undivided attention is important. They need to know that you prioritize them and want to spend time with them. If you give them that love and effort, they are more likely to be respectful when it’s time for you to work.

Your family will have to learn that you can’t always be there for them at every moment of the day. Although children may not always understand why you have to work, they will have to accept that you can’t always play with them.

This may take time and patience, but it’s something that they will have to learn in order for you to be able to work without an interruption every five minutes. This is also something your spouse will need to learn.

Sometimes, they may have to parent or do tasks on their own without your help because of the work that you do. Don’t let this cause friction, but instead keep a calm demeanor as they find their way.

Learn How to Use Tools of Convenience

Finding products that help you deal with two things at once is a great way to multitask without having to physically do the multitasking. There are thousands of products made to make lives easier, and many are specifically targeted towards those who work at home as parents.

Look for toys and items that will keep your children entertained and safe. For example, for younger children, you could purchase a bouncy jumper and attach it to the doorway of your office.

Your children can amuse themselves while you work, and they will always be within your view, so you know they can’t get into anything crazy. To make things easier on the work front, you could try purchasing technology that helps you out with your business.

Set your phone to read messages aloud, so that you can communicate through text with people while playing with your kids. And if you still have baby cameras from when your children were younger, you can utilize them now so that you always know what your kids are up to in the other room.

Have Clear Daily Goals and Make Sure They’re Reasonable

When you set smaller goals, the key is to motivate rather than overwhelm yourself. These goals may be designed to make you more involved in the family, or be more productive at work.

When creating these goals, focus on what you want from them. There are some ideas for goals to set to get yourself started. Push past procrastination. Write at least one page of what you are working on, or set a word goal.

Set timers for allotted time to work on something, then take breaks. Make one important business call. Doing things like this get the ball rolling, and you end up doing far more than you initially promised yourself.

Spend more time with your spouse. Plan out a short date night. Take the kids and bring them to lunch. Try to break your nightly routine by talking about a certain topic together or watching a show you both enjoy.

Involve your children more. Have the kids help out with dinner. Play a board or video game with them. Plan a family movie night. Being a working mom can make you feel like you’re being pulled in all directions at times.

But if you work on finding a healthy balance and utilize tools like routines, schedules and other strategies, you’ll find that your children grow up with a healthy appreciation for your efforts to parent them while simultaneously growing your business.

How Entrepreneurs Can Manage a High Stress Career

Deciding to become an entrepreneur is a career choice that has many benefits but can also come with a heavy workload and lots of stress. Being responsible for an entire business and your finances can quickly become overwhelming and can cause stress.

Managing stress is extremely important when it comes to being an entrepreneur. If you’re not careful about making sure you keep your stress levels down, it could seriously wear on both your physical and mental health and take a toll on your business and personal life, too.

Some entrepreneurs might find stress management to be a difficult habit to start because of the high workload and busy schedules they often have. However, there are options for stress relieving activities that won’t take too much time out of your day.

Make Sure You Exercise Throughout Your Day With a Sedentary Career

Staying active is an extremely important stress relieving activity for everyone to engage in, regardless of how much free time you have on your hands. Exercise has been proven to release endorphins, which lowers stress levels. Professionals recommend at least thirty minutes of exercise per day.

One exercise you could incorporate into your schedule easily is walking. If you’re on a phone call where you don’t need to be sitting at a desk or anywhere in particular, go walk outside or around your house.

This will be an easy way to engage in physical activity without taking time out of work. If you can’t do physical activity while working, set aside planned time to exercise even if you have to break up thirty minutes throughout your day.

For example, you could spend ten minutes in the morning walking or jogging, another ten minutes in the afternoon biking or swimming, and another ten minutes at night dancing or doing yoga.

You can do it while listening to a podcast or even while dictating the content of your lead magnet on your smart phone. Some online entrepreneurs even invest in a treadmill desk, where they can walk while working.

Bring More Joy to Your Day Through Laughter

It may sound too good to be true, but laughter is a great, time efficient way to lower stress levels on a busy schedule. Laughing and smiling releases endorphins and lowers cortisol, therefore relieving stress.

There are many comedy videos and skits on platforms like YouTube. Streaming services such as Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and HBO Max also have comedy movies on them.

Try watching something funny in the morning or before bed to start or end your day in a better mood and with less stress. If your schedule allows for it, you can also watch shorter comedy clips in between work.

Remember That Your Food Choices Can Have an Effect on Your Stress Levels

Another easy, time efficient way to effectively reduce stress is to change up your diet. Maintaining a healthy diet has been proven to reduce the effect that stress has on your body.

Making healthy, home cooked meals multiple times every day may not be optimal when it comes to running a business and having such a busy schedule. To help reduce time spent on cooking, try meal prepping.

Meal prepping is where you make multiple meals before you need them. So if you have a day off, or a day when you have more free time than usual, spend time preparing food for the upcoming days or week and package it in reusable containers.

Preparing your meals ahead of time is time efficient and can also keep you from caving in and eating unhealthy foods that take no time to prepare, like processed ones packed with calories.

Chicken, rice, and vegetables are common ingredients in meal prepping recipes. You can even set up a crockpot meal to cook throughout the day while you’re working, so that you’re not relying on takeout when your busy workload is complete.

There are also things in your diet that may cause an increase in your cortisol levels. Make sure you make an effort to cut stress-causing foods and drinks out of your diet. These include alcohol, caffeine, processed meats, and foods with high levels of sugar.

Listen to Some Music to Boost Your Mood

Putting on music in the background while you work is a simple, quick, and effective way to reduce stress levels. Music, especially calming music like classical, has been shown to lower stress.

Music can relieve stress by lowering the heart rate and reducing the amount of stress hormones such as cortisol released by the brain. Listening to music also releases endorphins, which improves your mood and decreases stress levels.

Hearing calming tunes and slow tempos can actually cause your muscles and your mind to relax, making you feel soothed and stress free throughout your day. Faster songs can make you feel more focused.

Dancing to music you love is also a great way to relieve stress if you have a busy schedule. Even if it’s just a few songs, the combination of listening to music and exercise will release endorphins and lower cortisol.

How Asking For Help Can Make Your Life Easier

Running a business online, while trying to deal with other responsibilities like cleaning, taking care of your kids if you have any, cooking, and more can be far too overwhelming for many.

Allow yourself to ask your spouse, other family members, or even close friends for help with certain tasks. If you have kids who are old enough, ask them to help with chores like dishes, laundry, picking up clutter, and even yard work.

Asking for help is also useful in terms of your business. There may be a project that you’ve been working on that you’re really struggling with. Don’t be afraid to reach out to some other entrepreneurs for advice that could really benefit your company.

Relax Your Mind and Eliminate Stress Through Meditation

Getting into a meditative state is where you clear your mind from any thoughts and feel the present moment. You’re supposed to focus on your breathing and what you feel around you.

During meditation, you simply cut out any thoughts from your mind. This brings a state of relaxation and can help you relieve stress by not focusing on whatever it is that is stressing you out.

Meditation won’t take too much time out of your day, either. Some people prefer to meditate for half an hour, while some can still get extreme stress relief from only five to ten minutes of meditation between tasks.

Studies have shown that meditation has many benefits to mental health and that it’s an effective technique in relieving stress. Meditation is proven to increase attentiveness and also improve regulation of emotions.

If you struggle with keeping thoughts about your stressors out of your mind, look into guided meditation. Guided meditation is where you are instructed to focus on certain things while in a meditative state.

The instructors who guide the meditation may tell you to imagine yourself in a certain relaxing setting, such as a beach or a forest. They also usually ask you to imagine how this setting would sound, smell, or feel as well.

This method of meditation is just as effective as other methods, and is great for those who struggle to focus on thinking about nothing. You can find many different guided meditations online that will suit your needs for time and topic.

Allow Yourself to Take Breaks to Recover

When running your own business, you may almost always be focusing on or thinking about work. It may seem to you like your company will fail unless you’re spending all of your time working.

Hard work and focus is crucial in terms of running your own business, but constantly being wrapped up in stressful situations will deteriorate your mental health and could possibly cause your business to suffer because of it.

The best thing you can do to avoid becoming mentally overloaded with work is to take breaks. Giving your mind time to rest while you are working will help your stress levels go down, and will help you regenerate energy and focus.

Taking breaks has been shown to improve people’s performance throughout the day. This means you’ll be able to work more efficiently and create quality content for your business.

Studies have also shown that taking breaks throughout your day decreases the amount of time you need to recover at the end of the day. This is great for those who are too busy to get a full good night’s rest.

The Impact Sleep Has on Your Body and Mind

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the easiest, most beneficial things you can do for your mental health. Staying on a good sleep schedule is a great way to reduce stress and improve your overall well-being.

Being on a sleep schedule has been shown to improve focus, creativity, performance, overall mood, and productivity. It’s also linked to helping physical health by preventing issues like heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

A solid good night’s sleep requires about seven hours of rest. This is a pretty attainable goal for most people, but some entrepreneurs with extra busy schedules or high stress levels may struggle to reach this goal.

If you have a lot of work to tackle, you may think that sleeping for a shorter amount of time will benefit your business in the long run. Many people see getting a good night’s sleep as inconvenient because they could be working during the hours that they’re resting.

However, this approach will deteriorate your mental and physical health. Since sleep is important for brain function, it will also take a toll on the quality of the work you are doing and the products you are putting out to your customers.

When you lack proper sleep, your brain won’t function as well, causing you to zone out and get distracted easier than you would if you were properly rested. This is why rest is so crucial in being an entrepreneur.

How Taking Care of an Animal Can Improve Your Life

Owning and being around pets has been shown to be a great way for anyone to reduce stress. Being with animals is proven to reduce cortisol levels and increase oxytocin levels.

If you work at home and are more available to take care of a pet, try looking at cats and dogs to accompany you at home. Petting a dog has been proven to significantly decrease stress levels.

Dogs need lots of physical activity to keep them happy and healthy. Walking your dog would be a great way to incorporate exercise, another form of stress relief, into spending time with your pet.

Getting a fish is a great alternative to those who may be too busy for a higher-maintenance pet like a cat or a dog since they don’t require as much attention and playtime as other animals do.

If you do decide to get a pet, make sure you will have enough time and energy to properly take care of it. The last thing you would want to do is get an animal that would only cause you more stress on top of everything else.

Even if getting a pet is way out of your comfort zone, you can still benefit from interacting with animals. For example, in your free time, try volunteering at an animal shelter.

How You Can Use Aromatherapy to Relieve Both Physical and Mental Stress

Aromatherapy is a stress-relieving practice where you use products that contain essential oils to improve your physical and mental health, as well as your overall well-being.

There are many different types of aromatherapy products you can choose from such as lotions, diffusers, candles, and room mists. You can find these products in a wide variety of scents.

Essential oils are the key components in aromatherapy. Each type of oil has a different effect and benefit. Oils like lavender, chamomile, lemon, and rose have been shown to help you physically and mentally relax, boost your mood, and even reduce headaches.

This form of stress relief is great for busy entrepreneurs because it doesn’t require much time or effort. Lighting a candle in the morning or turning on your diffuser will allow you to relieve stress throughout your day without having to waste time away from work.

While being a work at home entrepreneur brings on a lot of burdens that can make you feel stressed, it also allows you a wonderful opportunity to be able to alleviate that stress in unique ways that you wouldn’t be capable of doing if you were in a corporate office workspace.

For example, in an office, you might have coworkers complaining if you used a scent in your aromatherapy they didn’t like, or if they could hear your music. Your boss may not appreciate you taking breaks he or she didn’t authorize whenever you felt like it.

Enhance Your Creative Intelligence

In a world full of entrepreneurs and big dreamers, it is challenging to set yourself apart from the crowd. You may have interesting and unique ideas, but struggle with utilizing them to push you to the top.

Even if you’re the smartest person in the room, it’s easy to be flushed out by the louder voices who can articulate their thoughts and ideas better. In order to detach from the group and showcase the true leader you were meant to be, you’ll have to become more strategic with your methods.

The best strategy you can use to cultivate your niche leadership skills is learning how to enhance your creative intelligence. This is a talent that can be learned and practiced, and once you unleash it on the competition, there’ll be no stopping your success.

What Is Creative Intelligence and Why Is It Important for Success?

Creative intelligence is about your ability to come up with unique and innovative solutions to problems faced both daily and rarely. It’s all about how you can create and manage ideas in the marketplace.

When you completely make use of your creative intelligence, you’ll be able to combine your creativity and knowledge for every problem you face, and every idea you can come up with.

Let’s say you’re an entrepreneur, looking for a business opportunity. Every other entrepreneur is simply doing the same thing as their competitors. What you need is a creative edge, with abilities that make you stand out.

When you can harness your creative intelligence to the fullest, you will have the competitive edge that you need to become successful and develop a loyal following in your niche.

Learning how to innovate is essential to being successful in any business. Problems will always arise, and you will need to be quick with creative solutions that may fall outside of the box from your frequent way thinking.

When a customer has a problem, you should be the one who can think of the best solution for both the customer and the business. When others can depend on you for your problem solving in the marketplace, it will be noticed.

When you are pitching ideas or creating copy for products, you always want to have that unique idea that also ends up being the best one for the customer. Competition can be ruthless, and everyone wants the same things as you.

In order to push past your competitors and land at the top, you’ll need to be more inventive with your thinking. Building up your creative intelligence will assist you in your brainstorming process, so that you have the best idea at every turn and the competition struggles to keep up with you.

Become a Good Learner to Increase Your Creative Intelligence

Becoming a better learner is the beginning of increasing your creative intelligence. The easier it becomes for you to learn things, the more flexible you will be able to be in your creativity process.

Here are a few different methods to try to become better at learning:

Try different media formats.

When you take in information, there are plenty of different media formats to utilize. Try learning from each media format (reading, videos, audiobooks, etc.) to see which one works best for you.

The goal is to see which format allows you to retain the most information and it may be a matter of what you find most enjoyable. There may be several that work for you, so make sure you give them all equal focus when searching for a method to take in information.

Apply different learning styles.

Whether you are best with auditory, visual (or sometimes a combination of those), there is a learning style that works best for you. Try learning some information using these styles, and decide which one feels the easiest for you.

Once you’ve managed to figure out what style(s) help you learn the most, try to focus on that style when you take in information. You can find a variety of leaders and courses that will likely have resources on topics you want to learn in a style that best suits you.

Teach what you’ve learned to someone else.

In order to completely process information and have confidence that you know what you’re talking about, try explaining an idea or topic to someone who knows nothing about it.

If you can successfully get them to understand what you want to convey, then you’re increasing your ability to learn by learning how to teach others as well. And if you can teach something to someone, then you can present that topic to the world, and remain fully confident that you are a capable leader or expert.

Test yourself.

You will never be able to increase your learning skills if you don’t test the ones you have. Whether you test yourself on a specific topic, or a general idea, it’s good to discover where you are in your understanding of a topic.

This will help you know how far along you are on your path to embracing your creative intelligence. Some people find it helpful to create charts and graphs where they test different skills they have, and keep track of it over time. This will give you a physical view of your improvements in learning.

Ask for feedback from others.

Pride may tend to get in the way of asking for feedback, but it is essential if you want to grow as a learner. Critiques and opinions will only help you grow, and you will be able to learn from your mistakes, rather than never even knowing that you were making them.

Some feedback may be difficult to hear, but it will only make you and your methods stronger. You want to find people who offer constructive criticism and have appreciation for their thoughts when they share them with you.

Create time to reflect on your process.

If your learning skills don’t seem to be improving, it may be time to take a moment and reflect. Think about how you’ve been trying to improve, and decide what’s working, and what’s not.

It’s important to give yourself periods of reflection so that you can check yourself, and change direction if needed. Creative intelligence includes being able to reflect on your own methods, and come up with inventive ways to improve on them.

Always ask questions.

Those who learn the most are often those who ask the most questions. But try not to get caught up in asking questions just to ask them, because that won’t get you anywhere. Don’t be afraid to clarify things and ask specifically about what you don’t understand.

Being fearless with your curiosity will bring out your creative intelligence. If you want to learn the most you possibly can, you have to ask questions of other people. Whether their opinions or thoughts are correct, they will provide you with points of view that you had yet to encounter, which may give you an edge in your marketing or product creation.

Don’t back down from a challenge – find them, instead.

Learning is not supposed to be easy. That’s why you have to get creative with your thinking, and innovative with your ideas. If you feel like everything you do on a daily basis is easy, or comfortable, then it’s time to challenge yourself.

Take the time to learn something new, or try a new approach on a project you’ve started. Try timing your reading, and work towards a faster pace. Learning is all about the challenges you face, and how you overcome or learn from them.

Work on your communication style.

One of the best ways to learn from others is to learn from the conversations you have with them. If you can surround yourself with people who are smarter than you, or at a similar intelligence level, you are bound to have fruitful conversations that will elevate your creativity and lead to big ideas.

You don’t have to work alone to succeed. Most people have some help along the way – they just tend to choose carefully about who the help is from. If you can learn how to be a master communicator, you’ll be able to learn many things from plenty of people who all have unique ideas, opinions, and thoughts of their own.

Embrace the Freedom to Veer Off the Beaten Path

If you are someone with many goals and dreams in life, you probably look up to several successful people. One of the biggest keys to their success was their ability to be different from the rest.

You can’t be afraid of taking risks if you want to stand out. You have to embrace the fact that you can be different and unique all on your own. You may want to follow in your idol’s footsteps, but you won’t make it to the end goal if you try to emulate someone else completely.

Accessing your creative intelligence is all about forging a new path – one made up of your own ideas, insights, innovations, and dreams. It is your life and your career, so you have to take the reins and steer in a new direction.

Being unique is an opportunity that a lot of creators don’t comprehend. Success comes from making the most of the cards you have been dealt in life, not avoiding them. There are plenty of different ways to get the same thing done.

If you can come up with a completely new way, it will not go unnoticed. The way in which you’re different from other people and their products is what will put you in the lead.

When it comes to product optimization and completely utilizing your skills, you’ll have to step out of your comfort zone, and into the bright lights. Even if it means taking a risk and a leap of faith, it’s the only way you’ll be able to harness your creative intelligence and succeed against your competitors.

Use Tools at Your Disposal to Highlight Your Creative Intelligence

As you embark on the journey of merging your creativity and your intelligence together, you should try different tools and techniques that will bring out the best of both. These tools should be utilized when you want to spice up your creative methods, and need a way to plan and organize all of your thoughts and ideas.

Mind Maps

Creating a mind map will help you make the connections between different ideas, and draw everything out in a way that makes sense in your brain. Since you are literally mapping out your brainstorming process, it may just lead you to the solution or product you’ve been searching for.

Storyboards

Storyboards are excellent if you need to organize a certain process into steps. You can even draw out your ideas, so that they fill up a picture, instead of just the far corner of your imagination.

You’ll be able to give numbers to each step of a process, and have a clear and cohesive path to follow when moving forward with your ideas. You can even rearrange the storyboard so that the ideas flow in a more logical method if you want to.

Guided Meditation

Guided meditation is the perfect release that your brain may need. By giving up the control factor and allowing your mind to be put at ease, you may have a completely new set of thoughts and ideas that come to you.

In order for the meditation to work, you have to be willing and able to let go, and find a place in your mind that is calm. You can find guided meditation apps and videos online that can help you find this creative release.

Reverse Thinking

A great way to change your perspective on your stagnant situation is to try the method of reverse thinking. When you ask yourself a question or have a problem to solve, think about the opposite way to phrase your problem, and try to solve that.

Taking your idea and reversing it will show you a completely new way to view the idea or problem, which could lead to new ideas and solutions. This is a simple, yet productive way to shake things up.

Riddles

Looking up different riddles and trying to solve them is a great way to get your brain working, and practicing your abilities to think creatively. But trying to create your own is a completely different puzzle to solve.

You have to be extremely creative if you can come up with your own special riddles that you made from scratch. It’s a great exercise to do when you want to challenge your mind.

Picture Association

Find different images, and try to draw connections between them. Or generate random images and create a story about them all. If you are looking for certain words or ideas, look at a picture and pick the first word that comes to mind.

Instead of turning the images in your mind to words, you are doing the opposite, which will help you create new perspectives. It doesn’t matter if it ties into the project you’re working on – the process itself will help your brain learn how to use this strategy when it needs to.

Checklists

Checklists are a great way to organize your brain and make a plan of everything you need to do. Whether they’re large tasks that will take time, or even small tasks, they will help you write out your thoughts on what you need to do.

This way, you can focus more time on creative thinking and product creation instead of getting bogged down in minute details that should be easily addressed with a checklist instead.

Doodling

Even if you aren’t very artistic, doodling is a creative way to get your thoughts flowing. It may seem meaningless, but allowing your mind to create lines and drawings is like turning a faucet on, and letting the first few jobs flow out.

Once you get some doodling out of the way, you’ll be ready to dive into the deeper things your mind has been holding onto, such as how to create an in-demand product or the best way to step up and serve your audience.

Explore Both Structured and Unstructured Options

When you’re learning something, coming up with new ideas, or working on product development, there are two paths you can take. You can go the structured route, which is more of a textbook way to go.

Using this method, you choose to learn from books, a class, a video, or something that directly teaches you what you should do or understand. This form of learning won’t challenge your mind as much, but it’s a necessary part of improving as a niche leader.

With structured ideas, you won’t be doing as much exploring of the mind. Structural ideas come from a more logical part of your brain – like creating a pros and cons list, where every idea is either one or the other.

This method will keep things more black and white in your mind, and may be more useful when it comes to making decisions. When you have a specific product, problem, or idea in mind, structural methods will help you stay on task.

If you go for the unstructured methods, the world of creativity tends to be more free. When you’re learning using this strategy, you’re teaching yourself by learning from your all possibilities – even the wrong ones.

Without structure, there is room for you to explore each lesson learned, and push yourself with challenges. When you’re foregoing structure when you brainstorm, you will find that your ideas can take flight in more colorful ways.

For example, you could sit down and brainstorm an idea by getting out an empty piece of paper and your favorite colorful pen. You could write down every thought that comes to mind, until there is an idea that you love.

The only worry with unstructured methods is the fact that you could end up with thirty different good ideas, instead of sticking to just one. The best method for your learning and brainstorming process is to combine both structured and unstructured methods.

Give yourself the creative freedom to brainstorm and let loose, while also creating a structural plan that keeps you on task and still helps you learn in the way that works best for you.

With a little bit of structure, you could plan on utilizing the tools and techniques mentioned earlier to completely embrace your creative intelligence. This is a strategy that most top leaders use, whether they label it as creative intelligence or not.

Only those who refuse to try new things stay stuck in a cycle of frustration having to watch as the competition outdoes them at every turn. You want more for yourself, and training your mind to tap into and cultivate creative intelligence is an easy and effective way to achieve that.

Using Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation to Succeed

When doing most of the things you do in life, you do them because you have some kind of motivation occurring. There’s a reward delivered by the actions you take. The motivations that you have can be either intrinsic or extrinsic.

Sometimes only one will be present, but at times, both can be as well – and that’s a good thing. You can use these motivations to gain the ability to succeed in whatever you’re attempting to accomplish.

Some people fight their automatic motivation to rebel against completing a task or to help them avoid something they may have a fear of, or uncertainty. But if you learn how to wield the power of this force, you’ll be empowered to put your efforts to things that provide better opportunities and more personal satisfaction in your life.

Defining Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

Intrinsic motivation is the type of motivation that comes from within you. What you gain from this type of motivation is usually a feeling of satisfaction from your actions. You’re led by what you feel.

Those who act based on an intrinsic motivation typically like the journey better than the outcome. For example, there are people who work a job, not because they make plenty of money as their motivation, but because of their passion for the type of work they do.

Sometimes an intrinsic motivation can be linked to a cause or a purpose. For example, someone who grew up with a family member who struggled with a disease may grow up to become a doctor, not for the prestige or pay, but because they want to help others in the same situation, and it makes them feel good to do so.

On the opposite end, extrinsic motivation doesn’t rely on what a person feels or is necessarily passionate about. This can be a motivation that looks for what they gain from doing something.

Instead of becoming a doctor because they want to help someone, they might choose to become a doctor because they want the money or because they want others to think highly of them – maybe even because of parental pressure to go that route.

Instead of being motivated by what’s going on within themselves, they get their motivation from what’s going on outside of themselves. One of the issues that can make it more difficult to reach success based solely on extrinsic motivation is that, because it’s an external motivation, your motivation can change based on the outside situation and there may be nothing you can do to prevent that.

An example would be someone who wanted to become a doctor for the money or for the praise of others. If you found out that you were going to need to work in a setting where there was little or no recognition and the pay wasn’t that great, then your motivation to succeed would be affected and dwindle.

Because what motivated you is gone, you wouldn’t have the same drive to succeed as you would if the motivation was coming directly from within you. You’re less likely to continue to stay in a situation where your motivation isn’t being fed.

If you’re someone who decides to be an entrepreneur because you want to be your own boss to have more time off to spend with your family, you’re more likely to stick with it and see your tasks through to a successful end.

But if you’re someone who wants to be an entrepreneur just because you want to make a lot of money, when times are hard and little or no money is coming in, you won’t have the motivation needed to keep going.

How Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation Impact Success

Because both of these are motivations, you might think that intrinsic and extrinsic can be used the same way to help you succeed. They can’t. They’re different because the reward system each one brings differs.

But the good thing is that, even though they aren’t the same and don’t work the same way, they can be used in turn to boost the other motivation. For example, what you want outwardly can be used to boost an inward motivation.

It’s the same with intrinsic. What you want within you can be strengthened or more deeply motivated by what goes on externally. People who find their motivation from within often feel more complete with their success goals.

They believe that they can remain motivated for the long haul because they’re not affected by what happens outside of their inner drive. But you can take any extrinsic motivation and allow that to boost your inward motivation.

For example, you might be someone who has a strong desire to help others financially. You’re always giving money or items that others need. Maybe you’re involved in your community and you’re consistently donating to food banks or helping volunteer at an organization that helps the less fortunate.

All of that come from within you. You could have an extrinsic motivation to make more money at your job. So you take steps to level up so you bring home extra in your paycheck solely because you want that additional money to go toward helping others.

That is a way of using both the intrinsic and extrinsic motivation jointly to gain inner satisfaction and find the success that you want to have. There is a strong overlap in certain areas of these motivations.

They can work together to help your success, but they can also work together and become an obstacle. The doctor that lives using intrinsic motivation who gets public recognition for helping a patient or saving a life can reach the point where the extrinsic motivation becomes more desirable.

So he begins to change his core beliefs, desires and motivation. Sometimes the two motivations can work in tandem to help you create success and give you a stronger motivation than if you were relying on one or the other.

But often, the extrinsic motivation can start to overshadow intrinsic motivation. That doesn’t mean that you should stick with just one type of motivation and never try to use both at once.

Because if they are used in the right way, together, they can strengthen your will to achieve and do whatever it is you’re trying to do. The key is to know which times you should rely on intrinsic motivation and which times you need to defer to extrinsic motivation.

Which Motivation Is Best for Success?

The answer is that it depends on you. Do you go out to spend time exercising because it makes you feel happy (intrinsic) or because you want to lose weight because you worry about what others think (extrinsic)?

The reason why you want to do something can help you understand which motivation is best for your success. Sometimes, combining the two is clear. You can want to exercise because it makes you happy and because you want to lose weight.

You can want to show up at work because you love your job and because you want the money. Doing what you want to do because you’re basing your actions on an intrinsic motivation satisfies the inner person.

If you gain something external, that’s good. If you don’t, you’re still okay with that.

Extrinsic usually has a “what’s in it for me” at the end of the journey. An example of how intrinsic and extrinsic can differ in daily life is that some people lie because their intrinsic motivation is not to hurt the other person’s feelings.

It makes them happy not to cause someone pain. An extrinsic motivation to lie could be because you don’t want to get in trouble for something you did or didn’t do. People who rely on intrinsic motivation are usually the ones who find success because they have an inner “why” that they rely on to do things.

When times get tough or obstacles crop up, they look within at their why and find the will to keep on going. Those using extrinsic motivation don’t have an inner “why” to fall back on.

It’s up to you to know when and how to use either or both of these types of motivations.

You’ll find that there will be times when your success comes easier because of the intrinsic motivation that you have.

No one can take this away from you. You’re the only one who can lose the inner will to succeed. For example, you join a mastermind group because you love learning about your niche.

However, you’ll also experience days when having an extrinsic motivation makes it easier to succeed. Those who rely on intrinsic motivation can have times where they just don’t feel like doing what needs to get done.

They may have set a goal to finish by a certain time, but then end up being too tired to accomplish a task. Because they don’t rely on the same reward factors that extrinsic motivation does, it’s easier for them to let go of doing something when they don’t feel up to it.

If you’re motivated extrinsically, then you can often see or touch the motivating factor once it’s accomplished. Like smaller clothes with the lost pounds, more money in the paycheck, etc.

Combining Your Motivations for Success

You can choose to let your motivations be either intrinsic or extrinsic. But if you look at a history of successful people, they relied on both. Finding a way to bring both motivations onboard so that they help you work toward your goals is the best way to succeed.

Some people swear that intrinsic motivation is the only way to gain success. Having an inner motivation or intrinsic one pushes you to achieve. You’re not going to give up just because the circumstances or the people change.

It’s true that relying on this type of motivation allows you to be satisfied through the ups and the downs. You’re often grateful for what you have and see the good even when things aren’t going well because you look inward.

But you don’t have to be an either/or person when it comes to how you use motivation. Having an extrinsic motivation can push you to achieve because, at the end of the goal, the reason you were striving bears fruit.

You get the promotion, you get the money, you get the diploma, you buy the car, you purchase the home, etc. Though you can rely on one motivation or the other, learning how to harness the power of both can make you more successful.

The key is to find the underlying strength in both types at the same time or through the same situation and put them to work for you. If you’re someone who wants to go to college because you want to embrace learning and grow your knowledge, that’s intrinsic.

But wanting to do that because it means you can level up in your career is extrinsic. You can mesh the two together and it gives more strength to the motivation to succeed. Though some people say it’s best to focus on one or the other type of motivation, it’s not – because everyone has some type of inner motivation just like they have an external one.

It’s not important that you choose only one way of motivating yourself and stick with that. What’s important is that you know how much to let either type of motivation drive you.

You can easily get out of balance by relying solely on one or the other just like you can get out of balance if you use both but let one have more weight on the decisions that you make.

For example, if you’re someone who relies only intrinsic motivation, you might be on salary and love your job and support the business to the point that you take on too much work and spend too many hours without receiving any reward for doing so.

Or, you might have trouble saying no to a coworker who wants you to do some of their tasks, too. By balancing the intrinsic with the external, you can still love your job, but because the payoff of not earning more for spending more time isn’t there, you won’t stick around for all those extra hours because there’s nothing in it for you.

Boosting Your Motivations

There are different ways that these two types of motivation are boosted to give you maximum ability to achieve success. You’ll want to look at these ways and pick the ones that can help you the most.

Intrinsic relies more heavily on internal happiness or satisfaction. Gaining better work or relationship skills can boost your intrinsic motivation. The areas where you might find these would be in taking a class or course, going to a meeting, networking with others in your field or with others who also find satisfaction in their job or relationship.

Many intrinsic motivations are intangible. You can’t touch it, but you can feel it. That’s why it’s important for people who rely on intrinsic motivation to practice positive self-talk. Because much of their action taking is associated with the feelings they get from the tasks they accomplish.

This motivation often requires more introspect than extrinsic motivation. People who use intrinsic motivation need to be able to look within themselves and be able to acknowledge truthfully what they want.

Not being truthful causes them to get discouraged because their “why” isn’t authentic. Those who want to boost their intrinsic motivation can find success by following what feels right to them.

It may go against what everyone else is saying or what’s always been done in a traditional way. The things that can boost your extrinsic motivation are the things that matter to you as far as your life goals.

These people want to achieve for a specific purpose that usually doesn’t relate to feelings. Though some say that an extrinsic motivation is more self-centered, the truth is that it’s human nature to want rewards and recognition for what you gain or do and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Your extrinsic motivation is boosted every time you receive something related to your efforts. When you perform well at your job and get a raise, that strengthens your extrinsic motivation to push yourself to continue succeeding.

Connections with people you admire is another way that extrinsic motivation gets boosted. An example of this would be if your hard work earns you a lot of focus from others and it comes to the attention of those you consider your role models.

The reward of connecting with someone you admire solidifies your motivation. Giving yourself the rewards, intrinsically or extrinsically, that you need will help you not only to feel satisfied with your efforts but will lead to a greater chance that you’ll achieve all your goals and reach success in whatever area you’re striving in.

30 Day Traffic Blueprint – Get More Page Views

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Need blog traffic? Then you need the 30 Day Traffic Blueprint. If you follow these ideas, you’ll have new website visitors in 30 days or less!

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30 Day Traffic Blueprint

One of the most frustrating things for an online entrepreneur is the fact that they possess the necessary drive and passion to lead a niche, but in spite of their eagerness to learn, end up confused or struggling to generate traffic for their site.

You can have the best products or services imaginable, and content that rivals any professional publication – but if you can’t get eyes on your site pages, your success will grow stagnant until you can figure out this all-important element.

Website traffic is a combination of pulling people to your site based on what you’ve put there and how you’ve purposefully built it – and pushing them there from offsite using strategic plans that get people clicking on your links.

They can be both free and paid measures, and once you know how to integrate a blueprint of best traffic practices, you’ll find your financial success soaring thanks to the expedited traffic tactics you’ve been using.

Below, you’ll find a 30-day implementation plan that allows you to integrate bite-sized traffic methods that both push and pull traffic to your site pages, allowing you to build a list or sell your products and services with ease.

Day 1: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Getting Your SEO in Order

Before all else, from day one, you want to adhere to a traffic-positive SEO (search engine optimization) strategy. SEO ranges from basic measures to more advanced elements, but you can start by doing simple things that help search engines correctly index your site so it’s presented to the correct audience.

This includes everything from categorizing and tagging your posts for relevancy to making sure your settings encourage search bots to visit and index your pages. You’ll want to build an interlinking structure between pages periodically and organically, too.

Even something as simple as uploading a sitemap for search engines can help them navigate your domain so that you have a higher chance of the right pages showing up for your target audience.

SEO is as much about things you shouldn’t do as it is things you should. For example, keyword stuffing is something to be avoided, as is thin content or duplicated content on your domain.

Day 2: Push Traffic to Your Site By Creating a YouTube Video

YouTube is the second largest search engine on the Internet next to Google. If you want to get traffic flowing to your site from an outside source, creating a channel filled with videos on this social media platform is a great way to do it.

YouTube videos don’t have to be excessive and length. You typically just need to optimize your channel in each video for search engines and make sure you provide valuable and interesting content that makes people want to watch and listen.

In order to push traffic to your site through the use of YouTube videos, you want to make sure you provide a link to the page you want them to go to, along with a call to action that guides them in what to do.

You can send viewers to your lead magnet page in order to build a list, to a specific blog post that dives deeper into a topic, or even to a sales page for a product that you have launched or are an affiliate for.

Day 3: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Writing a Long-Tail Keyword Post

Today, you will be pulling traffic into your site by focusing on writing a long tail keyword post. Too many bloggers focus on broad keywords, such as diet. While these are great words to rank for, they are harder to get traction with.

Instead of starting out with broad keywords, it’s better to create a focus on long tail keywords that have less competition and are easier to rank for. A good example of this would be a keyword phrase such as diet for women over 50.

You can find long tail keywords by starting with a broad keyword using a keyword tool that is free or paid. Even if you types the word diet into Google, you will see a long tail automated result that says diet plan for weight loss.

You want to use the long tail keyword phrase in the title of your blog post, in the URL of the post, and sprinkled a couple of times within your post, along with additional similar phrases.

A similar phrase to the one above might be something such as weight loss diet plan. you don’t want to stuff the post full of keyword phrases to the point where it doesn’t make sense or it is obvious.

You should soon see traffic coming into your site after the search bots have indexed it and are presenting it to interested parties who search for that phrase on their search engine.

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Day 4: Push Traffic to Your Site By Creating a Pin

Today you’re going to be working on pushing traffic to your site using Pinterest. Pinterest is a great viral social networking site because it allows people to search and share bookmarks to sites that have information they want.

The bookmarks are created in the form of an image, usually vertical, that includes some sort of text to entice people to pin it to their own board to save it. These pins are categorized into a relevant topic.

For instance, a user may have a board for their weight loss, home decor, parenting tips, recipes, and more. Getting your pin shared virally across many different boards for your niche is a great way to push traffic to your site.

If you aren’t familiar with how to create a Pinterest pin, you can use a tool such as Canva, which has readymade templates you can use with your own image and text before sharing it on Pinterest.

There are many marketers and entrepreneurs who collaborate in an effort to get their site more traffic. all you have to do is join a collaborative board where you will pin one or two of your pins to your site, and share several of someone else’s pins to your own board so they can do the same for you.

Day 5: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Creating a Popular Product Review

Today, you will be working on pulling traffic into your site by creating an in depth review on a popular product. Find a product that is relevant to your niche that is selling well with consumers.

Then, create an in depth product review that covers the product features, benefits, drawbacks, and any tips or hacks you have on how to use it. It’s best if you can find something that is just now taking off in popularity, rather than something that has been on the market for years.

When it’s a new product that is coming out and consumers are showing a lot of interest in it, you will be able to capitalize on the buzz surrounding the product by having one of the first or only blog posts that details everything about it before the customer spends money.

You can use a mixture of generic keyword phrases, such as best digital camera for beginners, and specific brand keyword phrases, such as Canon EOS Rebel SL3 review. This will allow you to pull in people who don’t yet know what to buy as well as those who just need reassurance that what they’re about to purchase is the right decision.

If you are able to pull in traffic using product reviews, you may want to have a lead magnet in the form of a buyer’s guide. That way, if they land on your site to read one product review, you can get them on your list by providing a comprehensive and helpful downloadable guide.

Day 6: Push Traffic to Your Site By Sharing Links on Facebook

Today’s traffic push will be built by linking to your content on Facebook. There are three different ways you can generate traffic using this social media site. First, you can use your own personal profile.

This may or may not be effective depending on who you have friended on the site. However, you can also use a Facebook page that you have created for your brand. If you are consistently sharing content on your page and keeping consumers interested, this could be a great way to share links to your blog posts, products or lead magnets whenever you have something new.

Another place you can share links to your site on Facebook is in groups that you have created. You may also be able to share in groups that someone else created, but you will need to check the rules and make sure that you abide by them.

If you are sharing from a group that you created, it’s often better to keep the group public. That way, whenever someone in your group enjoys the content, they can share your post in the group with their own followers and increase the traffic to your site.

Day 7: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Offering a Free Niche Report

Everyone likes to get something for nothing. You can create a free niche report that you either offer in a blog post or on a lead magnet page that address is a pressing concern for your target audience.

You can create a PDF that your target audience can download whenever they visit your site that can help them learn a new skill, solve a problem, or achieve a goal that they have been pursuing.

If you create a blog post about this free nature report, you can use certain keywords such as free weight loss plan, for example. Then, you can explain in the blog post what is in the report and how they can download it by signing up to your list.

Day 8: Push Traffic to Your Site By Using Instagram’s Link in Bio

Instagram is a site that is based on a certain aesthetic that you provide to your target audience. It is where you can create an account primarily fueled by images that are paired with text, along with short videos.

Instagram allows you to include a link in your bio, so you should strategically choose where you send your followers. Ideally, you will be pushing them to a place on your domain that allows you to build a list.

You may also want to send them to a specific blog post that it helps you earn money through the promotion of your products or those of someone else using an affiliate link, but make sure you always reference the opt in offer.

Whenever you create an effective Instagram post, not only will you want to tag it with the most relevant hashtags, but you will also want to remember to include your call to action that has readers navigate to your “link in bio.”

Day 9: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Writing a Pillar Blog Post

If there’s one great way to pull traffic into your site, it’s by spending a day thoughtfully developing a pillar blog post. these are long blog posts that are not only optimized for search engines, but written specifically to dive deep into a topic for your target audience.

This is a place where you will showcase the level of your expertise and influence within a niche. You want to make sure that your pillar blog post has a goal in mind, such as cementing your brand message, helping you build a list, or make sales.

These are called pillar blog post because they are supposed to be created as a foundation for your blog that can support the rest of your content and goals. This should be one of the most interesting posts that you have created to date.

Make sure you are not simply regurgitating a bunch of facts and numbers in this post, but instead engaging your audience and even using a multimedia approach that combines text, images, and video.

Day 10: Push Traffic to Your Site By Creating TikTok Snippets

Pushing traffic to your site does not have to be a task that takes a long time. In fact, there are video snippets on social media apps like TikTok that are only 15 seconds long, yet have the potential to generate traffic to your site.

You can go viral on this app by using trends, songs and sounds that puts you on the for you page of your target audience. You want to make sure that you have a link back to your site in your profile’s bio and use a short call to action to get viewers there.

Day 11: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Creating a Post About a Competitor

The competition in your niche is made up of individuals who keep a close eye on what is being said about them. Savvy entrepreneurs know that they need to keep an eye on the messaging that is presented to the target audience about their brand, products, and services.

 You can pull traffic to your website by creating a blog post about a competitor in your niche. This should be a positive blog post, not one where you are bashing the other person. When you do this, the competition will be aware of your post and share it with their email subscribers, social media followers, and customers.

Anything that elevates their status as a niche leader will be something worthy of a promotion to your domain. Don’t worry about speaking positively about someone who is your competition.

You are putting yourself in a position to form joint ventures with this person and capture the names and email addresses of their audience, which should be the same as yours, so it’s w in-win situation for all.

Day 12: Push Traffic to Your Site By Offering to Guest Blog for Others

Guest blogging is a tactic that many marketers used for years as a way to get backlinks. However, in addition to the SEO benefits it provides, it’s also a great traffic generator. Other online bloggers will welcome the break they receive from allowing you to blog in their place for a day.

There’s not one entrepreneur alive who doesn’t have a mile long list of tasks they need to handle. The key is to find a blogger whose audience is a close match for your own, and then create a blog post that showcases your worth as a niche leader.

You want to make sure you have it in your agreement that the blog post will link back to your own site, where you will hopefully send them to a lead magnet page so you can capture their contact information and market to them in the future.

Day 13: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Mentioning an Influencer

Influencers are in great demand these days for the promotion of products. But they also need to position themselves well in order to get those promotion opportunities that pay well.

Therefore, you can leverage their name in one of your blog posts about them in a positive light to generate targeted traffic to your pages. For example, if you are in the weight loss niche and you know of an influencer who has a large following, you can create a post about their niche knowledge and influence in the community and how much you admire their passion for it.

Make sure they are made aware of the post by sending them a link, and you will often find that they then share the link to your blog with their fans and followers because it’s something that shows them in a good light as a leader.

Influencers aren’t necessarily product creators or even affiliates. They often start out organically simply sharing their passion or interest in a topic with others. Then relevant brands take notice of their ability to sway others and offer them money in exchange for a promo on their social channel.

Day 14: Push Traffic to Your Site By Using Paid Ads

There are many marketers who will advise you to stay away from using paid advertisements to generate traffic for your site. However, anyone can get a boost for their site without risk if they simply set a budget for their ad campaigns that does not go above and beyond what they can afford.

You might want to consider learning the ropes for paid ads on sites like Facebook and apps like Instagram and TikTok. You never want to go into it blindly until you take a course or watch videos on how to succeed with paid ads.

You can also put a little money into traffic generation using solo ads, which are emails that are sent out to another marketers list, where you have paid for a specific message to be sent on your behalf.

Day 15: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Interviewing an Expert

If you are an individual who has an interest or need to know something in a particular niche, you will often look for experts to guide you. As a niche blogger, you can pull your target audience into your site by showcasing your interview skills and the knowledge of another expert.

Many niche experts enjoy being asked to conduct an interview, because it heightens their position as a leader. For your interview, you can conduct it via text, video, or audio, depending on what you and the expert you’ll be interviewing most comfortable with.

Similar to guest blogging and influencer traffic, expert interviews have the same ego boosting effect, where the other person is likely to showcase the interview on your site to their own followers and subscribers.

Before you conduct your interview, you want to make sure you spend a little time adequately understanding what this particular person believes and is known for so that you can tailor your questions for them, rather than simply asking broad niche questions.

Day 16: Push Traffic to Your Site By Sending Out an Email

Today, you are going to push some traffic to your site by simply sending out an email to your subscribers. This is something many marketers forget to do, believe it or not. They go through the effort of creating a lead magnet and building their list, but only email them when there is something they want to sell or promote.

In addition to making money from your email subscribers, you also want to get them used to visiting your blog posts to absorb the information you’ve provided. They will often use the social sharing buttons you’ve enabled to help your content go viral.

Day 17: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Creating Content Based on Site Statistics

Today’s traffic generating task will be to focus on the statistics your site provide you with and do more of what is getting you noticed. You can go into your cPanel and see which keywords and phrases are pulling in traffic at this time.

This will give you some insight into what people are interested in enough to click through a link and go to your domain. You can either take that particular keyword phrase and put a spin on it so that it is slightly different for more traffic or do something related to the same topic.

You might be able to look at other statistics and gather information that will help you as well. For example, if you notice a certain geographic location or demographic that is visiting your site and consuming your information more, you can hone in on that data and tailor your content for them.

Day 18: Push Traffic to Your Site By Creating a Blog-Hosted Paid Product

Today is a traffic task that will require a little more effort than some others. When you have a blog, you have the option to create posts that are public or password protected. Most people simply use the public option.

However, you can create a simple product that is hosted on your blog and send buyers there to login and access the information they have paid for. For example, you might create a 30 day weight loss challenge, where each day includes a tip and motivation behind a password protected blog post.

Even though they are password protected, Google and other search engines can still index the page to some degree. It will simply show up as a protected page, but the title of the post will still be visible to whoever is searching for the information.

So for instance, you might title your blog post: 30-Day Weight Loss Challenge Day 1. when visitors land on your site and see that they need a password, they can use your contact form to get in touch about how they can access the information.

Not only does this help you get sales, but it’s always a good idea to have your customers revisiting your blog on a regular basis where they can see your most current blog post in the sidebar as well as the engagement you are getting, if you are using those widgets.

Day 19: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Creating a Response Blog Post

Blogging is not just about coming up with your own ideas to pull in traffic. Another good way to generate interest in your site is to respond to someone else on your blog. This is frequently done on video social sites such as YouTube.

Someone will make a video, and another person will make a video response to the original video. You can do the same with blog posts. If another site or blogger has published content that you want to expand on or that you disagree with, you can create a response blog and link back to the original blogger.

That way, both posts are ranking in social media and you are able to siphon off some of the people who are searching for that information, yet still being ethical enough to link back to the original content.

Day 20: Push Traffic to Your Site By Using News Aggregators

As a site owner, one way that you can push traffic to your domain is to make sure it’s available for news aggregators. People will subscribe to a feed based on keywords or certain publications, so that they don’t miss anything.

You can submit your site to news or content aggregators such as Feedly, Panda, GetPocket, Google News or Flipboard. For most news aggregators, you’ll create a publisher account and enter a description of the content with an RSS feed.

Day 21: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Capitalizing on Trends and News

One great way to bring traffic into your site is to pay attention to what is going on in your niche on a regular basis. You want to be the first one blogging about certain trends or news that is hitting the online airwaves.

We just talked about submitting your own site to news aggregators, but you also want to be subscribed to those that will alert you to breaking news and information about your niche.

You can also log in daily to find something on a consumer or trade site, but you also want to pay attention to press releases and news outlets that will be discussing what’s happening in your niche that you can discuss in a way that helps you bring new visitors to your domain.

For example, if you have a diet blog, you might search for that word on Google, go to the news tab, and see an article about a study that says a plant based or Mediterranean style diet adds 10 years to your lifespan.

This would be a good opportunity for you to showcase the news that has just come out by giving your opinion about this idea or by sharing tips on how people can adopt that specific diet with ease.

Day 22: Push Traffic to Your Site By Creating a Press Release

Press releases put out by companies and brands in your niche are a great way to get a jump start on traffic when you watch for news coming out. But you can also be the one creating press releases for your own brand and business to gain the attention of others.

You can create a press release for a new site, project or product you have launching and submit it to PR sites like Newswire. There are templates you can find for press releases so that it will be easy for you to write one, since they’re written more like a news release than a blog article.

Day 23: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Curating with Links

Curation is a fantastic form of information sharing that allows you to pull in traffic from other source’s content. This is not a situation where you are plagiarizing other sites, but instead gathering short snippets of information from their content to quote or share and contribute to them with an active link.

You can create something like a blog post that showcases a dozen experts in your niche. You can quote each of the sites or bloggers that you curate from and then add your own commentary about what you’ve shared from them.

For example, if you curate from one expert who shares a great tip about mindful eating and listening to your hunger cues, you can add your own thoughts about how initially, the audience may end up throwing away food, but eventually, they’ll learn to plate less.

Bloggers pay attention to incoming links, so when your blog post contributes the share to them, they’ll see it, and usually share the blog post with their followers as a way to highlight their expertise.

You can curate many forms of information – from text quotes to images, video and audio. You never want to curate anything fully, like an entire article or podcast. Instead, take a small, bite-sized taste of what they have to offer, share it with the link to the full original one, and add your $0.02.

Day 24: Push Traffic to Your Site By Self-Publishing on Amazon

Becoming a published author is a great way to increase branding and exposure in your niche. Self-publishing on Amazon in digital format is a quick and easy way to drive traffic to your site.

There are step-by-step instructions on Kindle showing you how to go through the technical steps, and you can create a publication that’s a short read (as little as 15 minutes) or a full-length book if you want to.

You’re able to link to your site and social accounts within your Kindle book. Make sure your topic is something that will be in-demand. If you want to, you can also put the item on other self-publishing platforms, too.

Day 25: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Outperforming Top Ranking Blog Posts

Right now, pick a topic in your niche and search for it on Google. You want to look at one of the top performing blog posts on that topic and dissect the post to see what they’re doing so that you can not only emulate their success, but overpower it.

For example, let’s say you typed in “how to make money as an influencer.” You can see several blogs in the top search results page and you want to reverse engineer how they did it.

You’ll be able to look at certain elements, such as the title (and what keywords are used in it), keyword phrases used throughout, the tone and style of the writing, what elements they’re using such as a table of contents, what inter-site links they are using, the length of the post, any examples and images they’re sharing, and more.

You want to create a checklist of sorts that allows you to do all of the same things in terms of keywords, length, and widgets or plugins. But you want to also notice what’s missing – what they haven’t done – so that you can add to your post to make it out-perform the competition.

Day 26: Push Traffic to Your Site By Networking with the Right People

Networking is very important to the traffic success of a site. You can push people to your posts by simply getting to know the right people. These are the niche leaders who are good at sharing with their audience.

They’re the ones who know how to find great content, tag the right people and highlight the best of what you have. You don’t want to network with people and spam or tag them to the point they block you – but be strategic about networking and share your content organically in your feed on social media so they’ll pick up on it and help you generate more traffic.

Day 27: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Repurposing Your Existing Content

Repurposing content is one of the easiest ways to increase traffic for your site. It’s all about turning one piece that you created into multi media formats. So let’s start with a text blog post.

You can use it as a transcript and record an audio podcast episode to embed on your blog. You can do the same with video, and either be on the screen or use a slide presentation to highlight the bulletpoints.

You can even use content as an image, in the form of infographics paired with summary text that help bring more traffic to your blog. You can, of course, do the opposite with all of these – start with a video you made and turn it into a text blog, and so on.

Day 28: Push Traffic to Your Site By Using Podcasts

Podcasts are growing in popularity, and you can easily drive traffic to your blog by creating a marketing plan for your show. You need to have interesting topics and guests to build an audience.

Once you’ve secured those, make sure you include a mention of the site in the beginning and end of your episode, and place a live hyperlink in the show notes so people can find their way to your blog to learn more.

Day 29: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Creating a Case Study or Series

If you want to make your site more sticky and get more eyes on your posts, you might want to consider creating a series or case study to share. Blogs are often informative and educational, but a series or case study keeps people coming back.

You can buy a course and implement it, sharing your results in a case study format. Or, simply create a numbered series, such as 14-day series that they can follow along with as you teach.

This gives you the opportunity to interlink on your site because you’ll be linking to the previous and next parts of the case study or series on each blog post. Plus, they can sign up to your list to get notifications of when the next part is ready.

Day 30: Push Traffic to Your Site By Participating in Forums

Forums are often overlooked by marketers. But it’s where the average person goes to feel safe discussing issues with others who have the same problems and concerns. That’s where an expert like you can step up and serve the audience, providing thoughtful replies to their posts.

Traffic will come from your signature file, which is a text or image-based hyperlink back to your site that shows up under every comment or post that you make. Make a plan to show up once a day or a couple of times per week.

Generating traffic to your site, or pulling it in organically, is a task that simply requires a commitment of time and creativity. You can’t do any step once and expect it to pay off for months and years to come.

You may even want to outsource some of these ideas to others, such as having a freelance service provider write and submit a press release about your blog or products to certain sites – or having them repurpose your content for you to free up some of your time.