November Challenge: Build 30 Squidoo Lenses

squidoo lenses

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I have lots of PLR articles on my hard drive, and I decided to use them this month and see what kind of results I can get. You can follow me here.

Since it’s already the 9th, I’ll have to create 2 lenses a day for at least half of the month, but that’s no problem: with everything already on my hard drive, it shouldn’t take me more than 30 minutes each.

I am not going to create huge lenses, as I am following the Info Product Killer Method: they will be specific to a product, almost laser focused, so it should be quick and painless.

I’ll add the lenses here as I complete them, and then come back in the beginning of December and follow up with how it worked out for me financially.

Anyone else out there interested in doing this challenge with me? Let me know below if you are interested, and we can keep each other accountable.

Here are the lenses I created so far for this challenge:

1. Banangrams

2. Zojirushi Bread Machine bbccx20

3. Christmas Gift Baskets

4. Hasbro U-Dance

Free Niche Research Friday

Over the years, I’ve done a lot of niche research, and LOVE doing  it! Unfortunately, I can’t go into every niche I come across: I’d rather get into niches that at least interest me.

So, why let all those niches I came across go to waste, when I can share them and help someone? So  from now on, every Friday I’ll post research for a new niche.

My research will include several things:

– top 10 high paying keywords for those who intend to create AdSense sites

– top 10 most searched keywords

– hot ideas for that specific niche

– resources for that niche

– possible affiliate programs

– monetization suggestions

Today’s niche is Sciatic Nerve. Let’s get started.

Top 10 Highest Paying Keywordssciatic nerve surgery $3.13

pinched sciatica nerve $2.92

sciatic nerve pain treatment $2.53

treatment for sciatic nerve $2.34

sciatic nerve treatment $2.12

sciatica nerve treatment $1.96

sciatica nerve pain $1.83

sciatica nerve damage $1.78

pinched sciatic nerve $1.73

sciatic nerve pain relief #1.56

Top 10 Most Searched Keywordssciatic nerve 49,500

sciatic nerve pain 27,100

sciatic nerve treatment 6,600

siatic nerve 5,400 (misspelling of the main keyword)

sciatic nerve exercises 3,600

sciatic nerve pain relief 2,900

sciatica nerve 2,400

sciatic nerve relief 1,900

pinched sciatic nerve 1,600

exercises for sciatic nerve 1,300

Hot Ideas

– create a review site, where you review books about sciatic nerve health,  equipment that will help relive sciatic pain, alternative treatment information, etc.

– add videos about sciatic pain relief, exercises for maintaining a good back etc.

– add an affiliate store with shoes, equipment, etc. that promote a healthy back

Resources

http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/tc/sciatica-topic-overview

YouTube for videos

About.com

Possible Affiliate Programs

ClickBank has several offers you could promote: following are just a few examples that have no leaks and look promising.

Lose the Back Pain System

Amazon.com has several books about the subject, as well as exercise equipment

Monetization Suggestions

As mentioned above, you can monetize your site with AdSense, affiliate links to Amazon.com products (or CJ or SAS for that matter), Clickbank offers, and of course, if you are willing to put the effort into it, you could create your own product to offer your audience (think JV with local chiropractors, and creating a video product, an ebook, or a report that you give away to your visitors to capture their information for your list): lots of opportunities!

Bonus

At the time of this posting these domains are available (they all have a good number of searches for the respective phrase):

sciaticnerveexercise.net, sciaticnerveexercise.org

sciaticnerveexercises.net, sciaticnerveexercises.org

sciaticnerveproblems.net

sciaticnervepaincure (.com, .net., .org) are all available

sciaticnervetreatments (.com, .net., .org) are all available

Good luck! Let me know if you have any questions, and if you end up using this research, I’d love to hear about it.

Is Your Hard Drive an Information Cemetery?

information cemetery

As I am slowly getting rid of distractions, removing myself from newsletters I never read, deleting files that I acquired years ago and are no longer pertinent to my business model, I realize my computer has become an information cemetery. No wonder I have a hard time finding what I need.

I’ve been an information pack-rat: saving this, adding that, making plans for this other offer, etc. In the end, all this saving of information had done was to derail me from my original plan.

So, today, I unsubscribed from several newsletters I haven’t opened in more than 6 months and canceled 3 PLR memberships (since I sold a few of my sites, I no longer need these memberships, which were specific to the sites I sold.)

The challenge now is to take inventory of what I have on my hard drive, and use the content I purchased. So, over the next few days/weeks, I am going to find uses for the content from my hard drive, and get rid of the content that doesn’t align with my business.

For example,  I have several articles specific to popular toys, and I’ll be using those to create Squidoo lenses. I have many resale rights products,  and I want to pick at least one and start promoting it.

So what’s on my drive? Here is just a small example: PLR articles, PLR ebooks, software demos, lots of reports, case studies, thousands of articles I saved for one reason or another, and more…

What is taking space on YOUR hard drive, and what are you doing with it? I challenge you to go and assess your own information needs, and free yourself of unnecessary distractions.

How to Host your Own Blog World Tour Review

blog world tour by Nicole Dean

After hearing so much about Nicole Dean’s Blog World Tour, a few days ago I decided to take a peek at it myself. And I am really glad I did, because now, I am ready to tackle a tour of my own in one of my niche sites. This site (not related to internet marketing) could really stand a good increase in visitors over the holidays, so this was the perfect time for me to learn how go blog hopping and get known in my niche.

If you want to gain traffic to your site and a good name in your industry, Nicole explains exactly how to do it with her Online Success Blog Tour.

So who is Nicole and why does her opinion and experience matter?

Nicole is an expert in Affiliate Management, Affiliate Marketing and Marketing with Content. These are all areas in which you can earn an income online and she’s learned a great secret to doing this which involves shortcuts to save her time and money.

What Will You Learn From Nicole’s Ebook?

The first part of the ebook is an introduction from Nicole herself who explains to you who she is and how she came to invent the “Blog World Tour”. She also gives you a case study of this tour and how it worked so you have a better understanding of what this book can provide to you. Through this guide you will see how Nicole Dean is a rock star of internet marketing and how you can be one as well.

The book is well written and fun to read which makes it easier to retain the information contained inside. But of course, the most important part is that actual information and the guide has loads of it for you to learn from. After this short and sweet intro, the book gets right into the meat of what you want to know – how to be an internet rock star.

The ebook will take you through step by step of the process of starting, running and completing a 15-week blog tour. At the end, you will be ready to start your own blog tour and profit. If you’re worried that you won’t be able to complete the plan, the guide gives you several different strategies and schedules to choose from to help you accomplish your goals.

This easy to read guide is 38 pages jam-packed with useful information to help you get started in the world of Internet marketing through blogs. Even if you’ve never written a blog in your life, you can learn techniques and tactics to become the very best. She will even give you tips if you’re the type of person who doesn’t really like to write.

To make this entire offer even more enticing, you can get some great free bonuses when you order the ebook such as daily blog topics and ideas and a day by day blog planner and more. Since it comes in ebook form, you can download it instantly as soon as you purchase- even if it’s the middle of the night. This makes it possible to literally start using it immediately.

Are you ready to begin your Blog World Tour?

Selling Website Checklist

selling websites checklist

I’ve been selling off some of the sites that no longer fit into my overall plans, and thought I’d share with you what steps to take before transferring the site to the new owner.

Of course, you need to make sure the funds you get are real. So far, I sold my sites to people I’ve known online for a while, but if you sell on Flippa.com or other similar site, you need to make sure you are not dealing with a fraudster (is that even a word?)

Once you have the funds in your hands, its time to start the transfer process.

1. Initiate domain transfer at your domain registrar. The steps you need to take depend on your registrar: my domains are registered with GoDaddy and I needed the buyer’s customer name or number, and the email associated with their account.

2. Go through the site’s files and delete irrelevant ones. I don’t know about you, but if you owned the site you are selling for any length of time, you’re bound to find things that are not intended for others to see/have: personal pictures, paid plugins or programs, specific landing pages for PPC campaigns you tried, keyword research, and more. I found all of the above on the site I sold today.

3. Download the site to your computer, zip it and send it to your buyer. If it’s a WordPress site, make sure to backup the database, as well as the files.

With the sale of a site, there are other opportunities. For example, if the buyer is a first time website owner, they’ll need a good host, possibly an auto-responder, and sometimes even help getting going.

Make sure to have a list of the services you use, with affiliate links when appropriate, and not only will you help your buyer, buyer you’ll also make a little more money in the process.

If you sold a site, did you do anything different?

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