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Episode 3a - Make Money Online

Episode 7: Set Some Goals and Chunk Em Down

Before you get started in your Quest to Make Money Online – Set Some Goals!

When you are getting started, I really suggest getting organized, set aside some work space and start working on your goals and to-do list.  This sounds pretty simple, but a lot of people skip this whole step because they just want to get started.  That is a bad plan.  That is no plan at all.

Set goals to succeed

Being an entrepreneur it is sometimes difficult to focus and things just never get done.  We are easily distracted and people and shiny-objects are always competing to take our attention away at the task on hand.

When I start on a new project, I usually start with some main goals with dates for when I want to get the goals completed.  I then move on to creating a to-do list of tasks from the primary list of goals.  But I break my to-do list into a series of very small tasks, some that only take a few minutes to complete.  This is called chunking.

Chunking will help you complete your tasks.

For a quick example, lets imagine that I wanted to create a new blog on meteorite hunting.  My primary goal would be to complete this task in 2 months.  I am giving myself extra time because not only do I want the project to be 100% complete, but I also am going to do some outsourcing.  I might set additional goals at this time to get a certain number of people signed up to my opt-in newsletter or maybe make some sales, but they would all take place after the first goal.

To complete the first task I could easily create a quick to do list:

  1. buy domain name
  2. build website
  3. get articles written
  4. create free product for newsletter opt-in
  5. add some affiliate links

I can use some mind-mapping software like MindMeister (You can get it for free at usemindmapping.com), or I can start clunking the tasks down in to much more detailed steps right from the beginning.  This way I won’t get confused on what I need to do next.

So in the first task: buy domain name

  • I would break this down in to the following steps:
  • Keyword research for high traffic
  • search for available domain names
  • search expired domain names
  • check pee-owned domain names
  • register or buy domain name

When you have everything broken down, at least the initial tasks, GET STARTED!

The key to making money online is to GET STARTED!

Bryan Knowlton

Gideon Shalwick - Video Marketing Expert

Episode 5: Gideon Shalwick and Rapid Video Blogging

I was finally able to wrangle Gideon Shalwick down and talk to him about his Rapid Video Blogging system and the free 92 page report he is giving away for free.  He has inspired me for years and one of the main reasons I decided to get in to video blogging instead of the more tradition text only blogging format.

Originally I wanted to do a video interview with him, but since he is practically on the other side of the world, Australia, we decided not to put up with pausing video and go for an audio interview instead.  To make things a little more exciting, I decided to use some talking Avatars to spice the video up.  They look kinda creepy, but I was cracking up when I got it finished that I had to share it with you.  Please let me know what you think by leaving comments below!

 

Gideon started his quest with earning money online 5 years ago and has enjoyed a very successful career while also becoming one of the most influential bloggers and is also a well known video marketing expert.  Prior to his success, multiple online courses and hundreds of online videos, he was working the 9-5 and making other people money.  One day he decided he needed some big changes in his life and moved to Austalia from New Zealand with his wife to start a new life an business.  He wasn’t sure where to start, but eventually landed on something he was interested in, but did not know a whole bunch about : video creation and blogging.He has compiled 5 years of his experiences in a FREE (and huge) ebook called : Rapid Video Blogging System

He offers  7 steps for dominating your niche using the Rapid Video Blogging Method.

Step 1 – Identify the niche you would like to dominate
Step 2 – Produce high quality videos easily and FAST!
Step 3 – Create a video domination hub
Step 4 – Create powerful, response invoking content
Step 5 – Optimize your video domination hub for maximum results
Step 6 – Use some viral video magic for maximum exposure
Step 7 – Monetize $$$ your asset

He expands on each of these steps in the interview and explains a case study where he helped a magician friend of his to dominate the market with the keyword “free magic tricks” and bring in a ton of traffic and sales.  That was years ago and the website and videos still rank in the top 5 in google.  Video is dominating the search engines these days and will definitely give you the competitive edge with any online property.  It also helps with local and social search results!

One of the last sections you do not want to miss from the book is the 3 methods to make money with your video domination hub.  I really didn’t want to take all of the information out of the book on these, so I will just give you the titles of the Methods, you will have to find out the details on each inside of the free report.

  • Fast Cash Injection Method
  • The Competition Crushing Method
  • The Passive Income Method

One of the best things about the report is that you can find a 2 page checklist that will help you get your videos and video hub created so you can start bringing in the traffic.  Since this was my first interview over skype, I was very happy with the interview and very grateful that Gideon agreed to do an interview with an unknown video blogger!

You can find out more about Gideon at GideonShalwick.com and if you want to get straight to the 92 page Rapid Video Blogging ebook, then make sure to check it out at RapidVideoBlogging.com.

I really suggest you get the free download and check it out for yourself!

~ Bryan Knowlton

Make Money Online Fast

First Video Tutorial Posted & How to Earn Money Online Fast

I have been getting lots of great feedback on my Keyword Research Video Tutorial and I have many more step-by-step video tutorials on the way on how to earn money online.

A lot of the feedback I am getting on the videos are coming from ROKU viewers watching the show on their TV at home.  So I wanted to remind you that you can watch all my shows on ROKU, on YouTube, iTunes and new channels for Samsung Interactive TV as well as for the iPhone and Droid are coming soon.

I will be using the email notification system when I put new shows online and you can decide where you want to watch them at that time.

I am really trying to focus on Pat Flynns ‘Be Everywhere’ philosophy that I learned over at  Smart Passive Income. Pat has a lot of good information on his website on creating passive income streams and if you missed it, make sure to watch my Interview with Pat Flynn.

You know by now that I don’t teach any ‘get rich quick’ methods, but you never know, you might get lucky and hit a gold mine.  What I focus on is putting in the hard work now to create wealth in the future.

So many people have been asking me way for ways they can make some quick money online so I though I would list some of those that have helped my viewers in the past.  I have also used some of these techniques in the past to earn some extra money online.  So if you are looking to earn an extra buck or turn them in to a full time job, just remember these are not passive income techniques, but more of a job replacement strategy.

Make Money Online Fast

  1. Selling on Ebay – This is easy to get started and you can do really well by selling collections, collectibles, games, toys, electronics, tools, old hobbies. Try listing items for people and local businesses to make a little extra money on the side or you can hunt down bargains at swap meets, garage sales and discount stores like big lots and sell that stuff online.
  2. Provide a service and make some extra cash onine at Fiverr.com.  You can do almost anything here from selling photos, making silly songs or providing services like photo editing, video editing or any other small service you are willing to sell for $5.00.  Some people make a full time living off this webiste, just check out the popular gigs and see if you can do it yourself.
  3. If you have specific skills or an expertise people are willing to pay for, check out the outsourcing service portals on Odesk or Elance. You can get paid hourly or on a per gig basis and charge whatever you feel you are worth.  The more experience you have with the website and by getting positive feedback, you will be able to gradually raise your fees and increase your income.  Take some time and look around these websites to find out what is in high demand.
  4. Article Marketing isn’t dead and you can make money writing great articles that provide value to your customer base.  You will want to do very good keyword research before writing an article you are looking to get an affiliate commission on.  You might also consider rewriting other peoples articles on a per job basis that you can find on websites like odesk or elance.  You will probably end up making more money in the long run and can easily turn this in to an employed position.

In regards to selling your expertise and services online, don’t forget the local market.  I make a good amount of money helping local businesses get rankings in the search engines by providing website building services, website hosting, google+, facebook, linkedin and YouTube creation and optimization services.

I tend to focus only on helping Real Estate Appraisers, but you can focus on service industries that you are knowledgeable about and help them to get higher rankings in their area.  So instead of selling your services only online, you can seek out businesses in your area and become a local search consultant.

Just a few ideas to help you get started earning money online!

Until next time, Just GET STARTED!  🙂

Bryan Knowlton