2009 Review – Goals For 2010

Well..It’s a bit late but I thought I should let you all know my goals for 2010 since as I have been preaching to you all about setting your own goals and targets.

I know a few of you will be  familiar with my story – but some may not so ill give you a brief update.

In February of 2009, after being made redundant from my engineering job – I finally decided to concentrate all my efforts into my online business and go fulltime. It was a hard decision to make, support from friends and family wasn’t great as they didn’t completely understand what I was doing online.

Fast forward a few months I was now at a stage where I was making more online than I had done working as an engineer.

So that’s a brief overview of 2009, what I want to do now is tell you about 2010. My goals and ambitions. Why am I doing this? because if I post it here for the world to see. then I am accountable to all my loyal subscribers, and that is a powerful mental trigger, plus – I’m pretty competitive and don’t want you to see me fail! ;)

So – My goals for 2010.

Business Goals

  • Build my subscriber base to 30,000. I will do this by using adswaps and also through various product launches.
  • Send more informative emails to my list.
  • Build my income to a consistent $30,000 per month.
  • Have my own 6 figure product launch….(working on this now)
  • Set up a membership site helping others to achieve online success
  • Set up a coaching program for my loyal subscribers
  • Redevelop my blog with a redesign and more content updates (at least 1 per week), as I’ve been slacking lately!
  • Go to at least 5 seminars / networking events.(first ones on the 23rd January in London)

Personal Goals

  • Run the London Marathon on the 25th April 2010.
  • Go to the gym at least 3 times a week and also get a personal trainer.
  • Travel more and see the world, Las Vega and an African safari are on my hit list during 2010.
  • Buy a new house
  • Buy a new car, it’s getting old now.
  • Spend next Christmas and New Year somewhere nice and sunny with my friends and girlfriend.

This final goal I would say is a personal and a business goal. I want to train at least one person one on one to do what I have done and earn a full time living online.

So there you have it – I’ve told you what I want to do in 2010..I challenge you to tell me what you are going to do!

My goals may look quite intimidating to you – Hell, they look intimidating to me, but I will achieve them all in 2010. I guarantee it.

Your goals may be earning your first $ online, or getting 1000 subscribes, it doesn’t matter how big, or how small they are, you just need to make sure you have them and that you work towards them everyday.

That is the secret to success. Create goals —> Take action and NEVER EVER stop believing in yourself.

Please leave your comments below and I’d love to hear your goals for 2010

Blogging For Beginners And 3 Blog Traffic Tips

3 blog traffic tips

Blogging For Beginners And 3 Blog Traffic Tips

Have you always wanted to start a profitable blog and hopefully be able to make a good living out of it because you have heard how lucrative the internet market is? But you are always held back by a mysterious force because you do not know if you are suitable for it or whether time is on your side. Tell yourself this right now, there is always a first time for everyone.

Every pro bloggers you see on the internet now started out as a beginner back then, so you should have no worries about being a beginner blogger yourself. But the most important thing at this stage is to get your mentality and concepts right so you do not waste time doing the wrong things (which is almost unavoidable). Driving traffic to your blog is the primary step to market it and securing a spot for yourself in the blogging arena. Here are 3 blog traffic tips which I have used and found to be extremely effective to start off with as a beginner blogger:

1. Free Traffic Exchange

This is a great way to get some initial traffic to your blog in your early stages and it helps to make your blog look a little more popular. The down side to this is that it takes a lot of time away from your schedule to be clicking on the other websites for traffic exchange.

2. Write Guest Post For Blog Celebrities

Take some time to scan through popular blogs and discover a common point between these popular blogs and what the hot topics they are talking about are. Then, use the writing skills you have been wanting to show off to churn out a top quality article that no one can resist but to post it up their own blogs and submit to one of these popular bloggers whom you think can drive you the referral traffic you want. They have the traffic and they can help you get it.

3. Interview Successful Internet Marketers

Try to gook up an opportunity to interview a successful blogger or internet marketer and post it up on your blog. Do not worry about getting rejected (you will probably face some) because there will be at least someone out there who is willing to take up that challenge and that will get your engine going.

One thing you may realize is that you do not actually know how to start. My advice is, DON’T be afraid to ask! You will never know if you have missed any possible opportunity if you don’t ask at all. Work faithfully using the above mentioned beginner bloggers’ tips and you will see your initial traffic start flowing in and that will get your blog going like how you want it to.

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Lee McIntyre Releases His Upside Down / Inside Out Workshop On DVD… FOR FREE

Lee McIntyre Free DVDHi guys.

Just a very short post today to let you know about something very exciting.

Lee McIntyre has just this minute released the recordings of his live two day Inside Out / Upside Down Workshop on DVD.

Lee originally was going to charge $1,997 for access to the DVD recordings – but has changed his mind and decided to ship you the DVD with the entire event recordings for just the nominal postage charge.

There’s only a limited number of copies available though, so hit the link below to secure your free copy.

Click Here To Get Your DVD

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Advanced Affiliate Marketing Strategies For Bloggers

Advanced_Affiliate_Marketing_Strategies Certain Strategies That Bloggers Should Do!

While many bloggers are venturing into profiting from affiliate marketing since it is the top money making models raved by many internet guru, there are certain strategies that bloggers like you should follow in order to make your effort more efficient.

You may think that affiliate marketing is as easy as it can be and all you need to do is dump a banner with your affiliate link on your blog or writing a short review about it will make you a millionaire blogger or affiliate marketer. Firstly, get this concept out of your head right now if you want to start right.

1) Give Something Away And Build A Strong List On Your Blog

Your blog is a perfect place to give something away to build yourself a profitable list. Be it a free ebook you wrote, free email course or simply newsletter, your readers will want to get something from you. By building such a list through your blog, you are able to get targeted subscribers because these are people who really read your blog and it will not be too difficult to sell them something.

2) Find Out What Your Prospects Want.

Let’s say you are settled to send out newsletters when your readers subscribe on your blog, try to build relationship with your list by constantly replying each and every email. Show them you actually care for them by pre-selling yourself. Let them know you are interested in them as a person and not just someone who is interested in making quick bucks. Give off yourself freely and you will earn their trust and confidence. Find out what product they actually need. After you have built trust with your email list they will be in the mood to buy from you as a recommendation from a trusted source. You have to get products that you are affiliated with or that you have bought license for, but these products must be of high quality or else you will lose the credibility that took you time to build.

3) Join An Affiliate Network

You should have witnessed many successful bloggers showing off their success with affiliate networks on their blogs. This should be an indication that it is a really good money making opportunity for you. An affiliate network gives affiliates access to 100’s of niche merchant’s products and services. The network uses it’s time and resources to find the clever publishers (like you) who have figured out new ways to drive converting traffic. It also provides a greater variety of top performing, reputable campaigns. In this way, you as affiliates will easily get exposed to up market products such as banner rotations. With a single affiliate network, affiliates can easily work with multiple advertisers, multiple offers and multiple payment style options such as pay per click, pay per lead, pay per impression, etc. all under one umbrella, the affiliate network.

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The Secret To Big Profits Selling Affiliate Products From Your Blog

Secret To Big ProfitsThe Secret To Big Profits Selling Affiliate Products From Your Blog

There are thousands of new blogs being created every single day. Some of them are for entertainment purposes and to keep track of one’s life but a large portion of them are created with the sole intention of making the blogger some money. While blogging for cash is a very good way to earn some money, like most things in life, it has to be done correctly in order to be done effectively.

The most important tip to remember when creating a blog specifically to market products is to make sure that the products you do advertise are relevant to your readers. If you have an electronics blog for example, you want to try and sell electronics, or maybe a subscription to an online music website. You wouldn’t want to pitch weight loss products or muscle building products to your audience because that would be completely unrelated.

Before you get to pushing products however, it is vital to create a steady flow of traffic to your blog. To accomplish this you need to provide valuable information to your readers. One of the most effective and easiest ways to do this is by knowing the subject you are blogging about. This will give you a heads up on the competition and will make it a lot easier for you to write on a topic without doing extensive initial research. Always remember to write quality content and establish a reader base before trying to push any affiliate products on them. Do not let your readers feel as if the sole purpose of your blog is to try and sell them something. Instead, make them think that what you are pitching will truly help them and be subtle about it. The more subtle you can be about a product the better results you will have.

Once you write-up some useful content, make sure to get the word out on it. Use social media sites such as Digg to attract people to your site, post relevant comments on other websites, and use article directories like EzineArticles to establish your online presence. If the content is good, you better believe a lot of people will be interested in reading your blog and you might even get a few links from other websites.

To summarize, make sure that you create value for your blog before trying to pitch something to your readers, doing so will produce significantly greater results for your bottom line in the long run.