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Month: October 2017

There’s a lot of talk about niche marketing and whether is something you should or should not be focusing on. The general consensus is, that it’s the best way to go when building your online business. I know that for me it was a great help when I was totally new to the whole deal.

Bearing this in mind I’ll share what niche marketing is, and why it’s a good idea to consider, especially when you are just starting out.

This does not mean it will definitely be the way you want to go, and on occasions there are benefits to addressing a wide audience. You may start wide and your niche develops and refines as you grow, but thinking about it enables you to have a plan. This is always better than floundering around. Understanding why you have made a decision will lead to you to be more productive

The definition of niche marketing – focus is the key

Niche marketing is when you target a very specific and well-defined segment of a wider market. It can apply to what ever business you are creating. Whether you are building a website/blog and focusing on an affiliation or selling your own product online, the process is the same. You look at a specific client group and focus on their needs.

An example of this is;

Your business could be built around health and fitness for the family. If you are creating a blog this is a great niche but is still really wide.

Think about who you want to engage with. Who do you want to promote or sell to?

Exercise for moms is very different to exercise for children.

If you focus on children you could then think about obesity in children and could incorporate diet and/or exercise. This is specific and connects with a defined target group.

The benefits of niche marketing – Why you don’t end up missing out

Competition is lower

There will be fewer companies doing the same as you. If you’re a small business or just starting out, competing with the big boys is impossible. You could easily get lost in a big old business sea and end up at the bottom. They are going to have more money and man power to throw at advertising, campaigning, production etc. they can throw their net wide. By concentrating on your niche you can focus on areas where there is competition; enough for it to be profitable, but not so much that you will get lost. You can be more unique which brings me to the next point



You can get to know your target audience – Make an emotional connection

By directing your attention only to your niche, you will be able get to know the needs of your target audience. You can focus on what makes them tick. What do they need?

Once I have my niche I brainstorm to begin understanding my target audience (see the diagram below). It’s quick and easy but really effective.

I just grab a pen and paper and off I go.

Pinpointing my target audience helps me keep a clear focus when creating blog content

Showing that you understand their needs and having this as your priority you will build trust and form emotional connections. You can focus on having quality engagement with you audience and build a relationship with them.

As you grow you will then build brand loyalty. Visitors to your site, or customers for your product will keep returning. They will want to come back and may then recommend you and hey, a chain reaction has started! It’s up to you then to keep the connection going.



You can keep a clear focus – it’s too easy to get side tracked

You may be nothing like me but I’m one of those people that can’t help getting distracted. I could be going along a perfectly good path and everything is going great then something interesting happens and I’ve veered off, taken a side road and I’m onto something totally different. This is great for creativity, I love it when it happens and it helps to keep everything fresh and alive, but it can be a bit of a disaster when building your business. You need to keep an eye on your objectives and not get lost.

To keep my objectives clear I use the template here. It’s simple and quick to do. I’m up for anything that’s effective and will save me time.

Having a defined niche will pull you back and help keep you on the right track. Make sure you don’t lose your creativity but use it in the right way.

I keep a “Great ideas for another day” notebook. In it I jot down all the ideas I have that are not relevant to what I’m doing.

By doing this I know I’m going to have them for another project or niche and can put them out of my head knowing they’re not lost.



Becoming an expert is so much easier

By not spreading yourself too thinly you will give yourself time to build your knowledge and become an expert rather than a jack of all trades. You can become the go to place for your audience. Make yourself the first stop when they want to know about that subject or product. Give your followers the quality and depth they can’t get anywhere else. You will become more visible in the group that you are in, better to be a big fish in a small pond. It has it’s advantages!



Marketing is targeted

By having a smaller niche you will be able to identify the type of marketing which is most effective within that group and focus your efforts their. You will have to spend less time ploughing through data to understand what your audience is looking for. Your research will be less complicated and more time efficient.

A wide niche on the other hand, will have to resort to mass marketing which takes many man-hours and at the end stands a greater chance of being ignored.

Targeting your marketing ensures you are reaching the right people who will already have an interest in what you are saying and the likely-hood of this getting a response is much higher. This then equates to, less output for a higher return.



Higher profits

People are far more likely to pay more for services or products if they are buying from an expert. In the same vein they are more likely to take advice and act on recommendations if the person is an expert. It goes without saying then that building your reputation, through your knowledge, in that niche will lead to higher profits. Here again recommendations come into play. If people trust that you know what you are doing they are more likely to pass the word on to others within that niche.

Keeping an eye on the competition

You are definitely going to have to keep an eye on your competitors if you aim to stay ahead of the game.

  • Take a look at their websites.
  • What advertising campaigns do they have going on?
  • Who exactly are they targeting?
  • Are they offering the same as you. If so what makes you different?

Trying to watch a whole market area would be massively time-consuming for one person or a small business. You could end up spending all of your time trying to keep ahead or lose touch completely.

By refining your niche there are fewer places to look. You can make it manageable and have enough time to devote to the rest of your business.

You can always add another niche when you’re ready

By focusing on one niche initially you will get a feel for other ideas your audience may be interested in.

Diversifying could give you the opportunity to create a second niche.

You will already have an engaged group to start with and can expand on these and draw in new visitors/ customers.

The process is the same as creating the first niche so make sure you have the time and capability to do it .

If you have then go for it! it’s a great way to accelerate your business and develop what you have already put so much time into building.

Hopefully this will have given you some idea of how focusing on niche marketing will help you gain rather than lose out. At the end of the day you are going to free up time and if you have chosen a niche that you enjoy you will be able to devote more hours to doing what you love, and less on the parts of the business you find less attractive.

If you are interested in starting your own business but not sure what to do next visit my post on the Wealthy affiliateprogram.

I highly recommend this not because I am an affiliate, which I am, but because it gave me all the tools and amazing training I needed when starting out which I still use every day to grow my business and achieve the lifestyle I want.

I would love to hear from you if you have any questions or comments. Please feel free to drop me a line in the comments box and I will be sure to get back to you.

Good luck to you all with your endeavors!

Su

This blog today is for all those moms out there with a creative side just waiting to be unleashed.

Merch by Amazon is a great opportunity for anyone that wants to start an online business with no risk involved. It’s a way for you to make money selling t shirts on line which you have designed.

As an artist and a keen believer in creating multiple passive incomes, my post today is close to my heart.

I’m always looking for ways to earn from my art without becoming bogged down with manufacturing and shipping.

I love to create, then pass the rest over!

Well that’s not strictly true of course. Any business is going to take dedication and a will to learn. You will have to invest your time and energy into making it happen. This involves more than just creating the designs and hoping that they sell, but not having to worry about the logistics of sourcing materials, manufacturers and then shipping is a massive bonus for us creative types!

For some time I have been looking at print on demand sites for t shirts and other merchandise as a way to get my designs out there, and there are loads of them. Some are better than others but this really does have so much going for it and looks like being huge.

What is Merch by Amazon

Merch by Amazon is a print on demand service. At the moment it is solely for t shirts but this may change in the future.

The process is pretty straight forward. You simply create your design, choose the colours and type of t shirt upload it and amazon does the rest. They produce it, deal with the sales, ship it and create a product page.

You are going to have to do some market research make sure you are targeting the right audience to see what is trending and selling but this is easily learned.

There is an enormous amount of good information on the internet giving you tutorials and advice how to do this.

Cost

There are no costs involved in starting. Amazon take there cut once the t shirts are sold. This makes it great for those who want to start their own business but don’t have any capital to get them off the starting block.

You will receive a royalty on every one of your t shirts sold. You decide on a list price amazon takes out its fees and costs, you end up with about 35% of the sale price. This is a much better return than other Print on demand services doing the same thing for example:

TeePublic average about 20%

Redbubble average about 17%.

What makes it so special?

Amazon already has a customer base of millions, for many it is the first port of call when shopping or searching for a product. Because of this you don’t have to worry about marketing, however, I personally would not leave the marketing of your product solely on the fact that you are on Amazon.

Creating your own website, blog, Facebook page etc is going to make you so much more visible.

Merch by Amazon is not exclusive. This means that you are not limited to sell you design solely on there sight.

If you want to sell it else where you are perfectly at liberty to do it.

This gives you freedom to sell on other platforms and reach a wider audience and therefore create more sales.

Do I have to be a great graphic designer?

Amazingly the answer is no.

You will need to be fairly good at Photoshop but don’t let this hold you back! There are loads of tutorials on you tube that you can study. You will be able get pretty good quickly if you work at it.

If you don’t have or can’t afford Photoshop no problem. There is GIMP which will work equally well and is free to download. In the past I have used Photoshop but don’t have it at the moment so am finding my way around GIMP and it’s fine for what you will need.

Many of the best-selling t shirts are text based so you don’t need to be an artist. Take a look and see what’s selling Use these ideas BUT DEFINATELY DON’T COPY! It’s just not worth it.

They have a strict copyright policy and will close your account and you will lose your royalties if you don’t follow it.

If you are prepared to outlay some cash you can also consider outsourcing by paying for someone to design for you.

This does not have to be expensive and you can get t shirts designed for under $10.

Again here you will have to check out and make sure they have not just copied another design but once you have sorted a reliable source this could save you a massive amount of time.

Tools

Downloadable t shirt templates are available making it simple to position and size your design. This gives you the change to preview your design and make the changes you need to make your work pow!

The GIMP download I have looked at is easy and clear to follow. The reference guide shows the process of how to preview, adjust and export your image in 3 easy steps.

By using the template you don’t have to worry about correct resolution as it is saved at 300 dpi. When you export it, it will be saved as a PNG ready for you to upload to Merch by Amazon.

Do I have to have a website?

Again the answer to this is no. If you just want to design and rely on the Amazon search engine to generate you sales that’s fine. You will be able to create stores for your products and can choose a store per item or a store for all of your products. It’s totally up to you.

However, if you really want to build your brand and a long term passive income, I would recommend creating a website/blog. If you are new to this and want to learn how to do it have a look at WealthyAffiliate. I personally can’t recommend it enough. I find it the best way to grow and develop my own online business. You can join for free and build 2 free websites using the siterubix host.

Social media is also a good idea to promote your products. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. All of these will give you the chance to get the word out about your product.

Draw backs

There are a few but nothing major

Invitation only

The first is that you cannot sign up and get going immediately. It may take anything from a few weeks to a few months for you application to be accepted. Once you have received your invite you have 120 days to get your designs on there before they cancel your account.

The reason for this is the massive demand from content creators since this was launched. So the best advice I can give is get you application off asap who knows how long it will be before your invite arrives.

Competition

The fact that there are loads of buyers on amazon is a good thing however this also means there are loads of sellers, not so good. There are going to be a lot of sellers in the busy niches. That doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to make decent money, it just makes it difficult to make big money.

Copycats

Although Merch by Amazon is totally against this, it doesn’t mean that some unscrupulous people out there will not try to do it. You will need to keep your eyes open and if someone steals your art work report it using the copyright infringement form.

Where do I go from here?

First step is to apply, then while you are waiting:

  • Make decisions on

    What your target audience will be.

    What will your designs be based on and will look like…. e.g. just text, quotes, just image, text and image etc.

    Are you basing your designs on what is the hottest sellers are? Find out what these are and how you will keep up with these.

    Get good at Photoshop/GIMP

  • Create your designs. Merch by Amazon works in tiers: 
    • 10
    • 25
    • 100
    • 500
    • Pro (by invitation)

This means initially you will have 10 design slots to fill.

These are the hardest to sell, take heart and don’t give up.

If you really want to tier up quickly you could buy them yourself or create custom designs for friends or family

Use twitter to see what’s trending, just type in t shirts and see what’s going on. You are not looking for designs here just things that are trending that you can base your designs on.

Use your Facebook and twitter to put your product out and let people see what you’re doing.

Once your first 10 are sold you may still have to wait to be tiered up. The thing to remember is, the higher the tier you are and the more designs you have and the more you will sell, so keep going.
Sign up to other POD sites

See what is selling well by testing your designs on other sites

Some worth looking at are

TeePublic

Redbubble

Teespring

So that brings me to the end of this review. Hope this as been helpful. Keep and eye out as I will be updating as I progress through this myself and will post on my progress as soon as my invitation arrives.

If you are already selling on Merch by Amazon I would love to hear how it’s all going. If you decide to give it a go, good luck and happy designing let me know how it works for you, it would be great to hear from you.

 

 

Fear can be a sneaky little thing. It can creep up on you without you even knowing it.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about appropriate fear.

We definitely need this. I wouldn’t be without it. It’s a safeguard for our survival and serves us well. It stops us making rash decisions. It makes us stop, think, evaluate and focus. It’s a protective mechanism. We are all pre-programmed with it and at times it makes us do things we never thought possible.

There are well catalogued events where mothers have lifted cars off trapped children or people have felt no pain when they’ve been injured in the middle of disaster. On the other hand there is paralyzing fear stopping any action at all, but these are not what I am talking about.

The fear I am talking about is the one that stops you reaching your potential or doing things you would love to do. The one that holds you back and makes you believe you can’t reach higher.

The worst thing is sometimes we don’t even realise it’s fear. We rationalise, make excuses, call it something else or listen and get infected from the fears of others and paralyze ourselves.

“So many of us choose our paths in life out of fear disguised as practicality” Jim Carey

Lets face it no-one likes to admit they have fear, it’s become a sort of taboo, but recognising it is the first step to conquering it.

Today I’m up for a little conquering! How about you?

Who’s in the driving seat

 

 

Here are some ways you can spot if fear has crept in and is slyly navigating your journey.

1. Avoiding decisions

Those decisions you know you need to make just sit there in the back ground waiting for another day. Worse still everyone else makes the decisions and you go along because, what will happen if you rock the boat?

2. Always seeing the worst

You mind automatically goes to the worse case scenario.

If I give my opinions everyone will think I’m a fool?

If I show people my designs everyone will think I have no talent?

I really want to write a blog, but no-one will ever want to read it.

I saw a great job but I could never get it!

Everyone just wants to take advantage of you.

Is “it will never work” your mantra? If so how will you ever get off the starting block?

 

 

3. Reacting not responding

A reaction is instant, it’s a survival strategy driven by the subconscious and at times is based on fear. It doesn’t give you time to think things through and limits your options.

If I don’t just react how will everything get done?

That’s where fear is getting the upper hand again. You may end up running round like a headless chicken. Jumping from one task to the next, blindly following instructions or fearing that you will lose an opportunity if you don’t just act.

Responding is a much better option. Responding is giving your self breathing space allowing just a second (or longer if you need it) to get your thoughts together.
The two may look the same outwardly but feel very different.

4. Staying in the comfort zone

Staying in your comfort zone is great! I love my comfort zone. You can find your harmony and equilibrium and if you’re happy there that’s fantastic. You can make changes from in there, it’s a safe place, where you are at your most confident. The problem comes when you can’t achieve what you want from in there.

Stepping out means going into the unknown. Doing things you may not have done before and sometimes taking a risk. Facing up to the idea that you may fail, but how will you ever know without trying?

Are you choosing to stay in there or is fear stopping you stepping out?

5. Losing that great gut instinct

The problem is you just can’t hear it if fear has taken over the reigns. You are driven by what every one else is telling you. You forget to trust yourself, and that little voice gets hushed in the commotion of everything else that’s going on.

A lot of research has gone into intuition and many researchers claim that it is actually a material process.

David Myers, PhD claims that the right side of your brain continues processing what is going on around you subconsciously, while the left side continues going about it daily business. At the same time your body is reacting to the messages sent but is unaware of this happening.

Other research put’s it down to dopamine neurons tracking what is going on around you and alerting you to the small patterns happening everywhere that are not consciously aware of.

What ever it is, it is undeniable we all have gut instincts. How many times have you thought,

yep, I knew that was going to happen or

I had a feeling it was going to work.

Now I’m not saying that we should all rush off and be led by our gut in every situation. That would be a total disaster, but listening to it then using rational thought alongside it can be eye-opening.

 

6. Settling not striving

Being settled and settling for something. In my world are two totally separate things. Being settled is a wonderful feeling but settling for something now that’s a whole different ball game. Settling can be selling yourself short. Are you going to look back later and say yes that was great or will you know that you could have done more and been happier.
Settling is accepting what you have when actually there is so much more that you want.

So ask your self am I settled or am I settling. If you’re settling look deeper. If fear is the culprit for holding you back, recognise it. You will be a step closer to moving on to bigger and better things.

7. Saying yes when you mean no

Is your knee-jerk reaction always yes? Are you saying yes all the time but really in your head screaming no.

You may want to look again and consider is yes always the best response.
Yes can be great if you’re helping out a friend who needs it, even though it’s not what you would be choosing to do. There may come a time when you hope they would do the same for you.

Maybe you are reading that same bedtime story for the 600th time! In twenty years you are going to look back with a smile and have the best feeling ever about it.

BUT then there are the other reasons………

  • Fear of being rejected.
  • Fear of being unpopular
  • Fear of confrontation.
  • Fear of losing opportunities or missing out.

The F word has wriggled in again making you uncomfortable. Pushing you to take a path that may not be the best one for you.

Who knows maybe everyone thought you we’re saying yes because you really wanted to do it. Maybe you would gain respect and go up every ones estimations by saying no sometimes. Maybe new opportunities will arise. Maybe some will walk away…. but that may not be a bad thing either.

9 Being a control freak

This doesn’t apply to me! I just know what I want.

You may well be right, but just have a look at some pointers of what a control freak is and then make up your own mind.

  • Micro management of people and situations to fit their expectations
  • Don’t believe in imperfection – no-one else should either
  • Always correcting people and refusal to admit when they are wrong
  • Always have to have the last word and win every argument
  • Constantly judging and criticising others
  • Trying to dominate other peoples plans
  • Fear mongering. Giving the worst case scenario to try to get others to do it their way.
  • Being vague is not good enough!
  • Intervene on the behalf of others
  • Claim they know what’s best and try to manipulate people or situations to achieve it
  • Change who they are or what they believe for acceptance. Have difficulty in just being themselves.

The crazy thing is being a control freak may well be because of fear.

Letting go of these traits may leave you feeling vulnerable or at the mercy of others. You may have to face the unknown or trust other peoples judgments and what if it all goes wrong.
Being a control freak is really stressful! Expectations are massive and sometimes unrealistic, leading to disappointment and alienation of those around you.

The fear of not being in control of every tiny thing, and giving someone else freedom may lead to disaster ( or so you think) but there again it may not. Are the fears you have really grounded. It can’t do any harm asking.

 

Do of these ring true?

I’ve got to be honest most of them hit me regularly.

That’s o.k though by recognising fear for what it is, you can decide, is real or am I imagining it to be worse than it is? Treat it as a friend. It’s a trigger to let you know something may be wrong, and that’s all. By dealing with it you can then improve your situation, move on and grow.

If you would like to leave any comments it would be great to hear them. Please feel free to leave them in the box below.

 

There are so many reasons to blog and the most important one is….. it’s fun!

Moms are blogging because they can! So any of you moms out there thinking of giving it a go but are still holding back because you think you can’t do it here’s some reasons to give it a go

Just for fun

It’s a great hobby

It’s a fabulous hobby. No mess, easy to do and fit around the kids, it’s creative, you can do it from where ever you are, it can be cheap and even free. You don’t even have to be fantastic at writing. Communicating is the key. Be yourself and share with the world.

Share your Passions

What do you love?

If you love it there are sure to be others loving the same thing. It really doesn’t matter what it is.

From knitting to netball…cooking to crafting…fashion to fish keeping.

There is no need to be an expert or have a degree. Loving what you do is enough. Learn along the way and just share what you have learned. Most bloggers out there just started because they wanted too.

Life’s a journey

Create your own personal online journal.

Blog about life. Document and track your journey. Record the places you’ve been and experiences you’ve had. It will be kept forever. It can’t be lost, stolen or destroyed and others can enjoy the journey alongside you as you grow.

Multi talented, multi tasking moms – Share how you make it all work

Moms have so many talents and are amazing problem solvers, multitasking becomes a way of life.

I remember the tea time ritual of cooking the meal while helping with homework and getting lunches ready for the next day.

What you have learned to make life run smoothly and could be just what someone else is searching for.

You could let people know about the best nappies you have found, tips to help you get your baby to sleep at night, healthy meal options, how to stretch the budget and get the best from it, best holiday locations you have found….the list is endless

All those little tricks you learned to save time, money and make your life better are your gems of wisdom.

Be unique, everyone has their own take on things. That’s what makes you special.

Sharing what you have learned can help others. What better feeling is there than just helping for free, no strings attached just because you want to.

Your followers really do appreciate it. .

Make connections

It’s a great way to make connections.

Believe it or not but the blogging community is really supportive and encouraging. Your followers will want to keep checking back to see what you’re saying or what’s happening.

You will meet new people on line either through email or social media that have the same interests as you. The more you blog the more followers you will get and the more people you will engage with.

You were made to make a difference – Motivational moms rock!

Moms are good at motivating. You do it all the time with your family so why stop there. Your words can inspire others. You’re putting time, effort and thought into your blog and your visitors can read it for free. You are inspirational go on share it just see what happens.

Give and grow

The more you blog the better you become. You will find:

  • Your writing skills improve. It’s inevitable you are communicating your thoughts and will have to think about how you want to get your message across. It just happens without you even noticing over time.
  • Your thinking becomes clearer. You begin to evaluate what’s happening around you and think deeper.
  • You live more intentionally. Instead of just doing, you begin to think why and the impact things will have on you and those around you and even the world! Then you blog some more.
  • You will become more confident. Putting yourself out there takes guts but is so worth it. Getting brave opens doors.

Talking money

Promote yourself

If you already have your own business small or large you can build a network. Blogging helps you chat in the same way as you would with friends. It’s easy to share the love of what you are doing with people with the same interests. Being helpful and building a trust can expand your business. Being professional does not have to be dry.

Build a portfolio

Build a great portfolio to showcase your work and connect with a wider audience. Show your best pieces of work and let everyone know how good you are. If you’re a writer upload your latest pieces if your a photographer upload your images. Whether you are a professional or amateur blogging can get you seen in a more relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy it and engage, the whole world is waiting for you.

Sell your products

If you have something to sell, blog about it. Blogging lets you talk about your product. It’s much more than just trying to sell. It’s educating your audience about what you are selling

Why is it special?
Why is it unique?
Why should they be interested in it?
What can it do for them?
How do you make it?
Show how your product works or looks or can benefit them.

You have the opportunity to correspond with them. Ask for feed back. Ask for comments.Ask for questions.

Let your visitors know how much you believe in what you are doing.

Whether you are making homemade greeting cards from the desk in your spare room or building custom-made bikes in the garage it doesn’t matter. If you want to sell them blogging can definitely help you get the word out .

Make some money

No-one can guarantee that blogging will make you money but there are definitely ways to do it. Many people blog to make anything from a little extra pocket money, to a full time passive income.

Affiliate marketing is when you promote other peoples products and get a commission for doing it.

If this is something that sounds appealing you will need to gain skills and learn how it all works. There are many programs out there that make massive claims on how they will help you build a business and make money online. Some are great and can be trusted, others are scams. It can be difficult to differentiate between the two and you can end up being bitten quite badly and not even realize until it’s too late.

The program that I recommend and also use myself is Wealthy Affiliate. As an affiliate I receive a commission from anyone who uses my links to become a member. This is not however the reason I recommend it.

I recommend it because I use it and find it to be the best program available. It benefits anyone from total newbie to experts with already successful online businesses.

And so…..

Blogging can be great for so many reasons, these are just a few. Whether it’s just for fun, to grow your business or to make money, what is stopping you?

If it’s fear don’t let it hold you back you may be missing out on something you will love. Remember you are awesome let the world know.

If you have anymore fantastic reasons to blog I would love to hear them. Please feel free to leave any comments in the box below.

 

 

 

 

 

To have success with your blog or website you are going to need traffic. We all love traffic .

Connecting with your visitors is the most important focus of your site. But how can you connect with your target audience if you can’t get them there to start with? Finding out how to SEO a website is crucial and this is why Jaaxy is so powerful. It gives you the tools to delve into your rankings and those of your competitors and see what is really working.

Keywords, these will help you identify what your audience is searching for.

Jaaxy is one of the worlds most advanced keyword search tools and can dig into the billions of key words out there to find you the most profitable ones to maximize your site and save you valuable time by using it’s automated data collection processes.

What makes Jaaxy so special is that is has been created by affiliate marketers (Kyle and Carson) for affiliate marketers. They totally understand your needs as they are, the same as theirs.

Kyle and Carson (also founders of Wealthy Affiliate) continue to use the Jaaxy tool for the growth of their own websites. This is a great recommendation for me, if the founders are some of the top experts in there field, and are using the very same tool it’s got to be a good sign.
Jaaxy also has a wealth of other excellent tools to help you get ahead of the game but I will get into all of this later in more detail

Overview and summery

Owners Kyle and Carson

Who is it suitable for If you want to attract high traffic to your blog or website then this is for you.

Website URL https://www.Jaaxy.com/

Training Very good 4.8/5

Support Good 4.5/5

Research tools Excellent 5/5

Price Free trial Pro $49m Enterprise $99m

Overall rating highly recommend this4.8/5

Who is Jaaxy for?

Anyone that wants to draw traffic to their sight from novice to newbie. If you want to achieve high ranking, understand how your competition are achieving their rankings and build a successful online business Jaaxy is a goer for you.

Product overview

Jaaxy is all about saving you time and providing you with the best tools out there to achieve high rankings in Google Bing and Yahoo. It quickly searches these engines to give up to date data and information. It will help you to do anything from finding a profitable niche for a new site to optimizing your campaign for the best results.

Time is money as they say and if there’s a way to speed up the hands on processes and still achieve amazing results I’m up for it.

Jaaxy helps:

  • Manage your keywords and source the most powerful keywords within your niche
  • Find new and profitable niche ideas
  • Analyse your SEO and assess your competition
  • Track your ranking and see what is proving successful or not in your campaigns
  • Find available domains quickly and easily

Tools and training

The keyword tool

Keyword research is essential when creating any content for your site and millions of new keywords are searched every day. Sounds daunting? How do you sort through the massive amount of data out there to get to those illusive words and phrases that will maximize your site and have low competition!

Finding the most profitable keywords which are relevant and low in competition can be time-consuming and without the right tool hit-and-miss.

How Jaaxy makes it work for you.

Here you can see how easy the program is to navigate. This is an example of the screen you will see on the initial Free trial using the keyword search tab

 

The keyword Tab

This will give you the most relevant results for the keyword you have typed in. The columns can be organized to your preference.

Starting with a broad term is fine. You can then refine your search and dig deeper to extend your research and make your key words more relevant to your niche.

 

What the columns mean

  • AVG – The average monthly number of searches for the keyword
  • Traffic – Monthly traffic you can expect if your site becomes ranked on the first page of the search engine.
  • QSR (Quoted Search Results) – Competing pages for that keyword or phrase using that exact term. The lower the score the better. Ideally under 300 is good but the lower the better.
  • KQI (Keyword Quality Indicator) – Key word quality indicator. This lets you know if you keyword/phrase is going to be good or not in terms of SEO Green – great, yellow – good, Red – poor
  • SEO (Search Engine optimization) – This tells you how easily your optimized page will rank. The range is between1-100 and the higher the better. 80 is good to aim for.
  • Domains – Gives you the domains available for that exact term. On pro, you need to click and search independently. On Enterprise, they show automatically. This is great if you are starting a new website or looking for a new niche. Combining this and the keyword research will give you some great ideas on things you may not even have considered
  • Related – allows you to dig deeper and come up with alternatives to you keyword
  • Brainstorm – Lists what is currently trending

If you are on free or pro you will need to click get QSR for the QSR, KQR and results individually. On Enterprise the results are generated automatically speeding things up even further.

More tools…….

Alphabet Soup

This is a great program. The process can be done manually without Jaaxy but takes an absolute age when there are so many other things you could be doing to grow your business. Jaaxy simplifies and massively speeds up the process.

Type in any term that you like. Jaaxy will then go through the alphabet and search every keyword preceding and proceeding your phrase and give you a list of more longtail keyword ideas.

Longtail keywords are three or four keyword phrases and are more specific. These helps your target audience find you more easily. Although searched less frequently they tend to convert better to sales as the visitor is already looking for what you are providing.

Depending on whether you are Free, pro or enterprise will determine the amount of keywords you receive.

Saving and manage your keyword lists

Any keywords can be saved by checking the small box to the left. A large box will then pop up allowing you to save as a new list or save to an existing list. From here you can export the list as a document to print off and use as you wish.

Search History

Allows you to go back and search previous results. Great if you have forgotten to hit the save button after a search or want to revisit an idea.

Search analysis

Breaks down and helps you analyze what your competition is up to and how your own site is doing. By typing in keywords you are using you can find out the top 10 sites also using it. You can break this down further to see exactly how they are achieving their rankings by looking at the data Jaaxy has gathered. It can also help in the initial keyword research stage in choosing which keywords are going to be most profitable for your content. Sound a little scary? Don’t worry Kyle does a really good video explaining it in more detail so if your new to the whole thing you’re going to be just fine.

 

Brainstorming

Gives you a list of what is trending currently. You can then add these and to your list and continue doing keyword research on them. It’s also great when you are exploring niche ideas to see what is hot at the moment or to see what is hot within the niche you are already focusing on. It can bring up topics you had no idea were out there but are doing really well which you may want to take advantage of in your campaigns.

Site Ranking

Just type in you keyword and ULR and within seconds (maybe a bit longer if you are on free or Pro) Jaaxy will let you know exactly where you are ranking on Google for that keyword if you are within the first 20 pages, if you are not within the first 400 sites it’s not really relevant at this point.

You want to aim to be under 50 as this will mean you are on the first few pages. But remember this will take a little time and your site will need to gain credibility before you get there.

A feature on site ranking that I find really useful is the up and down arrow situated under your score on the left-hand side. If you are searching that keyword more than once the arrow will indicate whether your ranking has gone up or down since you last checked.

This helps pinpoint which campaigns have been successful and which ones haven’t. Great for decisions on where you may want to focus in the future.

It will also research your competition. By typing in your key word and their ULR, Jaaxy will do an anonymous search and let you Know how they’re doing too.

Training

Easy to understand walk through videos give clear and precise instructions on how to use the platform to get the best out of it for your business. Just click on the help button and the videos are there for you to access. It couldn’t be easier.

Support

There is a contact button on the home page. Message them and they will usually get back to you within 24 hours.

 Pricing levels

The pricing structure is clear with no up sells. Choose the level which suits you best. The free trial gives a good understanding on how the program works. By having a go you will know for certain if Jaaxy is what you are looking for. There is no obligation to buy or upgrade it’s totally up to you.

Affiliate program -The icing on the cake

So the reason we are all here is to maximise our potential for earning from our sites. The affiliate program is just another way Jaaxy is giving you the opportunity to further this. It is really easy to access and you can become an affiliate even if you are using the Free trial to get started. If you purchased through this link I would be making a commission but the great thing is it would be at no additional cost to you.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Super easy to use and navigate
  • Accurate data
  • Affiliate program available
  • Excellent range of tools
  • Good for all levels from beginner to expert
  • No up sells
  • Free trial to see if it’s a fit for you

Cons

If you are just starting out it could be too pricey. You may want to look at the WealthyAffiliate program as an all round alternative

 

My conclusion

This is a really powerful program. It helps unlock your potential and gives you access to the most up to date data quickly and efficiently. The time saved using the features Jaaxy has to offer is invaluable. The range of tools available allow you to explore everything from keywords to new niches in an informed and easily navigable system.

I highly recommend this product. It has a definite thumbs up from me.

I hope this has been helpful to anyone trying to find out more, but I urge you not to take my word for it. Try it out for free yourself here.

It is free with no obligation. You do not provide your card details and only have to have an email. Watch the videos explore the tools, THEN make your own mind up.

If you decide to give it a go I would love to hear what you think. Please feel free to leave me any questions or comments. It’s always great to hear what you think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for a way to work on line but have no idea where to start Affiliate Marketing is just one option and it is easier today than ever to get going

What is Affiliate marketing?

Here I will explain what it is, how it all works and list some advantages and some draw backs.

O. K so here we go…..simply, Affiliate marketing is about you as an affiliate (also known as the publisher) promoting merchants goods or services and sending traffic to their site to initiate a sale.

You’ve got to love those cookies

A cookie is technology that stores information and is used with a web browser for things such as login or registration information, shopping carts and user preferences.

In affiliate marketing cookies are used to remember and manage your links.

Cookies can also remember times and dates. On some affiliate programs you will have a time scale for the visitor to buy the product. For example your visitor may click to the product but not buy straight away. They may then return a few days later, make the purchase and you will still get your commission. Beware however this is not the case for all affiliate programs. Always check and make sure you are aware of the policies for each individual merchant.

The explanation and concept is easy right? But making money from it and earning a passive income is a little more tricky.

Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a fast way to make a million. You are going to have to put work in first if you are going to succeed.

Your success will depend on your dedication, willingness to learn new skills and the ability not to give up. If you are prepared to put the time and effort in you are on your way!

How do I start Affiliate Marketing?

1. Find a profitable niche

A Niche market is a group of people interested in something or a group of people looking to solve a problem.

You will need to decide on a niche and then will be promoting to the people with in that niche. It helps if you are interested in that area and is even better if you are passionate about it as you will be spending your time doing something that you love. This enthusiasm will then show in your writing and how you promote to your readers.

This does not have to be the case though. Sometimes making money is your goal and choosing your niche is based on this.

The only absolute criteria I would stick to is that you must believe in it. A good bench mark is would I be able to talk to my mom or family about it? If so, it could be a goer.

 

Deciding on you niche

As a rule people generally want to be happy, healthy and have no money worries and if you can help them with that who wouldn’t be interested?

For this reason some top niches are;

Health and fitness
Wealth and money
Relationships and dating
Hobbies and interests
Self improvement

So, now you have the top areas but these can be refined down even further.

Let’s say you are interested in Health and fitness.

This is a massive market and will have really high competition from brands such as Weight watchers etc.

As a beginner it will be difficult to compete with these, so the trick is to refine further

You can focus your attention on something like losing weight after pregnancy .
You could then go even further……losing weight after pregnancy for vegetarians.

O. K so you’ve got the hang it, but why?

By refining your niche you will be targeting a specific person and can tailor the information on your site to them. The content is then relevant to them and not generic. They in turn will be more likely to buy.

2. Create a Website or Blog

Creating a website used to be a huge headache. But not so anymore. Things are now much easier and not so labour-intensive. There are plenty of Free options out their when you are just starting.

This lets you to dip your toe in the water and get a feel for it, making sure affiliate marketing is for you before diving headlong in.

Siterubix,Blogger and Wix are just three They make it easy, just choose your theme create a post and publish. In no time you are up and away.

Siterubix uses WordPress and is powered by Wealthy Affiliate. This platform is free to join and in addition to the website you have the bonus of great training, support and tools to help you get to where you want to be.

3. Create your amazing content

Don’t be put off by this. When you start out you may not be an expert and you don’t have to be fantastic at writing. Creating amazing content is about giving your visitors useful, helpful information.

Research is key and is readily available on the internet.

Use the product you are promoting whenever possible.

You could create reviews, give your opinions, top tips, create tutorials, walk throughs, videos and check lists.

By giving quality information you are half-way their. You are already giving massive value and this is key.

Then make sure it’s engaging and interesting so your visitors want to carry on reading. Use your style.

Finally make it evergreen. Your content needs to stay relevant long after you have published it.

Develop and nurture your audience.

Make sure you stay connected.
Keep your content relevant and make sure you keep adding new content so that your visitors will want to come back.
Answer comments and questions promptly.
Be true and honest, you will build trust and your visitors will want to keep coming back for more.
Then before you know it your on your way to becoming an expert in your niche and your fantastic content is the first step to drawing your traffic.

4. Find products, services and Affiliate programs

It is a temptation to go straight into this as soon as your website is live.
This however is a big mistake. It is essential to build the trust first.
Make sure your visitors have an emotional bond with you. Once you have this then you can begin to promote and sell.Finding products and services to promote and sell is easy.Searching google is a good way to start.

By typing your topic followed by affiliate programs google will bring up links to affiliate programs. It’s then up to you to choose your affiliate link and do your research to make sure you believe in that product and the affiliate program is what you are looking for.

Once you have tried the product write up your reviews and provide the links banners etc. Your visitor can then click easily through and make the purchase and there’s your commission!

There are also places like Clickbank. These act as a connection between merchants and you.

This is the way it works:

1.Choose your product

2.Create your link

3.Promote the product

4. Visitor clicks on your link and goes to the merchants site and makes a purchase

5. You get your commission for promoting the product

So there we are the basics are in place. What you need to do now is keep learning. The best way to do this is find out from the people that know

 

Learn, learn, learn from those that know.

Join online forums where you can talk to people doing the same as you. Find out what’s working for them, ask questions and grow your business.

Sign up to a really good program which will help you learn.

Wealthy Affiliate is an excellent example of this and provides everything you need to help you build and grow your online business.

How much can I earn.

I would love to tell you that I can show you a guaranteed way to make your millions and leave that job that you hate by using affiliate marketing. I’m  sorry to disappoint you but I just can’t do it.

How successful you are will depend on how much you want to learn and how much effort you will put into implementing it. The bottom line is it’s up to you.

Start working your business alongside what you are doing now. Then there is nothing to lose. Many out there have been able to build great online businesses allowing them to give up there jobs and earn far more than they thought possible

Pros and Cons.

Pros

  • Low start up costs
  • Easy to get going
  • Flexible working from anywhere with an internet connection
  • Can be started along your job as an added income
  • No products to create store or ship
  • Multiple income streams. Once you have mastered your first site you can use those skills to replicate another it in another niche.

Cons

  • It can take time to build skills and drive traffic.
  • It is easy to sign up for affiliate programs so competition can be high.
  • Make sure you have a good affiliate program. Some companies have been known not to pay
  • Unless you have built an email list you will have no information about the customer. They will belong to the merchant
  • No guaranteed earnings

 

So there you have it the basics on what Affiliate marketing is and how to get started. I hope this has been helpful and would love to hear from you so please feel free to leave a comment or question and I will be sure to get back to you.

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