Blogging can be an excellent source of income.
But it can also get overwhelming at times.
Fortunately Timo (aka: Productive Superdad) has a few quick solutions. In this guest post, he provides three simple questions that can help you combat the overwhelm.
You thought that blogging was a simple way to become rich and famous. You thought that a couple of hours per week on your blog would bring you success and fame – almost overnight.
Now, after blogging for a while, you know that this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Your task list is now miles long and even the simplest tasks take forever to finish. You seem to be adding new tasks to your list everyday and you can’t get these tasks done, no matter how hard you work.
This disheartens you and you start to procrastinate – even if you know that your work is important. Needless to say, your progress towards blogging stardom is facing some real difficulties.
The longer you keep working like this, the longer you’ll have to wait for blogging success.
You are thinking of quitting your blogging career because you’re not seeing any results.
And I don’t blame you, since I would feel exactly the same if I were you. [click to continue…]
Welcome to the third (and final) part of our series on tracking.
Here is part 1 and part 2 in case you missed anything.
Last week I had a reader ask why I bothered to dedicate multiple posts to a dry topic like tracking.
My email reply was simple:
“Tracking is important because it shows where your business experiences growth. You can then use these metrics to get more traffic and make more money.”
Really, I can’t overemphasize the importance of tracking. This simple task identifies what’s working and what’s not. Do more of the successful activities and you’ll earn extra income. It’s really that simple!
Okay, that’s my sermon on tracking. Let’s continue where we left off. We’ve already covered ten different things to track in your Internet business. Now we’ll cover the last five: [click to continue…]
Last week I discussed the importance of tracking an Internet business.
Let’s recap what we covered:
- The importance of tracking to the growth of an Internet business
- Why you need to review your metrics every month
- 5 tools I use for tracking
- Four metrics you should track
Today’s post is a continuation of the last article. Specifically we’ll review additional metrics you can track with an Internet business:
#5: Video Marketing Stats
YouTube provides excellent in-depth analysis of posted videos. You can use their tools to discover how people find your content. This information can be accessed by selecting the Insight button: [click to continue…]
“How do you succeed online?”
This is a simple question that’s been answered a thousand times.
Every Internet entrepreneur has their own opinion. And each seems to conflict with the other.
If you held a gun to my head, I’d say the key to success is:
“Find what works and do more of that.”
It’s a simple philosophy I developed over five years ago. You won’t find success right away. It comes by trying a bunch of things and building on the techniques that get results.
How do you know when something is successful? You learn that with tracking.
I’ve been a tracking fanatic since 2006. A long time ago, I heard a great quote from Peter Drucker: “What gets measured gets managed.” This is a concept that can be applied to any online business.
My point is this. Tracking is the only way to know if something works with an online business. It removes the guesswork and uses statistical evidence to show when a technique produces measurable results.
This is post is titled: THE Definitive Guide to Tracking an Online Business. It’s the first of a multi-part series where I detail how to effectively implement tracking with ANY online business. [click to continue…]
A few years ago I learned about something called Most Wanted Response, or MWR for short. It’s a pretty simple concept but it packs a lot of punch. If you want to live the internet lifestyle and blog for a living, you’ve got to treat your site like a business. That’s why you need to do things in a way that will generate the response you want readers to take whenever you decide to design a new website or start a new blog.
A lot of people out there make the mistake of having a site that looks nice enough but doesn’t have much purpose—as if the blogger is trying a little bit of everything all at once, hoping that something will work out. If you want to become a successful entrepreneur, you can’t just cross your fingers and hope for the best. You need to know your MWR.
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