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  1. #21
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    Default Staying throught the frustrastion

    That was most likely one of the most succinct outline of an online business model that I have read and for free thanks Lyn.

    You can read most of the procedures woven through different methods you read online but the sticking point is always the conversion to sale and the traffic.

    The method of affiliate marketing is either to have landing presell page or direct link to the merchants site through what ever traffic methods you are comfortable with. The latter generally means you miss out on building a list and is hard to know if you did get a sale.

    The former is like holding a A4 sign on the edge of the highway It seems to me the traffic issue, coupled with backlink authority to what ever site is the money site is the one thing that is the hardest to nail.

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    I think this is the best thread I've ever seen on this board-- and they've been getting pretty good lately. I'm copying and saving it as "The Gospel According to Lynn". Every time I get goggle-eyed over some wild and risky scheme, I'm going to come back and look at again.

    Wade

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    Thanks guys - I'm in the process of writing a new report so the info was fresh on my fingertips (from typing!). I'll have it ready for you soon, so keep an eye out for that
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    WOW Andy, telling it like it is. So refreshing! I need to hear it that is for sure. Glad to have you here!
    ~Angie~

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    Ok I have some more questions, here it goes:

    On your niche estimator you use a bunch of different figures, divide by 2, multiply by .3 etc. Can you explain your thinking behind choosing these factors for your rough estimate of income?

    I have heard much about the inch wide a mile deep philosophy of building out a niche. Again, can you go into more depth as to what this looks like in numbers of websites/blogs, numbers of keywords etc. And how much do you expect to make from a niche that is fully built out. Do you have an income goal in mind before you put all the work into it?
    What is your opinion of Market Samurai tool that is being utilized in the 30DC. It seems that you don't use it but Ed is such a massive fan of it. I have used it and can see its utility, but it is not a user friendly tool for a newbie in my opinion. Maybe that comes from lack of experience.

    What is your opinion of wordpress direct vs plain old wordpress? Is it worth the extra pain to learn all the ins and outs of wordpress(how to install and set up, what plugins to use, learning how to optimize it for seo etc), or is wordpress direct a better solution for newbies?

    As a newbie I have to expect to have some misses early on. I have really had some trouble trying to pick a niche that will be financially successful. I am just not sure that the method taught in the 30dc(one sale for 200 clicks on the affiliate ad) is enough of a test to fully know whether a market is financially viable. Do you have a different method?

    OK thats enough for now. I am planning on reading SEO faststart and Rosalind ebook over the next few days. Thanks again for all the help!

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    Perfect, Andy... Simply perfect.
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    Ok in the middle of writing my questions comes this major post by Andy Jenkins! what have I created . PS, I am just trying to create a gameplan that gives me an overview of a successful business and some action steps to get er done. Not trying to save the word or do a formal business plan etc. Would love to have tons of buttons out there and hopefully will soon!

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    Tom,

    Start with SEO Fast Start. That will answer A LOT of your questions.

    Set up WordPress on your own domain, on your own hosting account. Not WordpressDirect. Here are my full thoughts on that:

    WordPress Direct Review/Controversy

    Setting up a blog is not hard. Here is a step-by-step checklist:

    http://www.clicknewz.com/1872/how-to...ordpress-blog/

    Also read this on choosing a niche or market:

    There are no magic numbers

    Read & study, then come back and scroll up to read Andy Jenkins' reply again. You'll be on the right track - and have a much better start than the majority!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomM View Post
    I am just trying to create a gameplan that gives me an overview of a successful business and some action steps to get er done. Not trying to save the word or do a formal business plan etc. Would love to have tons of buttons out there and hopefully will soon!
    Andy is right on target with his reply here, because while you're trying to create a strategic game plan... a lot of people are trying to "save the world" or set out as martyrs. It goes along with the theme of one of my most recent videos: Pursue Passion... or Profit?
    Lynn Terry
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    Hi Andy

    Smart Butt humour ... I like you already.

    I look forward to your contributions here, this place is awesome ... I'm smitten anyway

    Cheers
    Leigh

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