Sharing content with your subscribers and Facebook followers is a very good way to prove you are the expert in your niche. It also spreads goodwill and engagement which means you’ll get more followers and more traffic to your website.
But you have to share good content. If you are sharing ‘thin’ content and offers all the time your brand will diminish and your site or fan page will dwindle to almost nothing. So share good quality information both yourself and other websites. You’ll be paid back as a result of your goodwill…
This video describes the basic technique I’ve been using for years. But below is a more advanced technique that you may want to try (see step 4)…
It’s been said that you should share at least one good bit of content per week. I agree with that, but I try to share up to two or three times per week depending on the content I have available. Continue reading →
Get other people to create unique content and images for you so you can sit back and watch the traffic come steadily in…
I am getting user generated content to build my web businesses. Except for some copying and pasting and moving some images around for my own uses, it’s all on autopilot.
What Is User Generated Content?
User generated content is when a visitor to your website, or a person on your list, writes content, provides images, or a video for you to use on your website (or even for other purposes). Continue reading →
I believe one of the best gifts you can give to your children is the knowledge and skills to become an entrepreneur. It’s not for everyone, and you can’t force it, but at least you can show them a few things at an early age.
Artists are especially resistant to learning to sell and market their products. This is probably because many of them believe art is to be seen and not necessarily paid for, or they are totally focused on producing the artwork and hope that it alone with sell itself. Most artists are not comfortable in the ‘salesman’ role, which is what makes them artists and not ‘sellers’.
My son is a budding artist. He’s 9. And he likes to draw (although lately he has been spending the majority of his time with Legos and Mega Blocks). Over the years I saved most of his work, and set aside a few of his best drawings and put them in a drawer. I had no intentions other than to make sure we didn’t lose the best ones.
As Christmas approached I started thinking about gifts or experiences that were not what Santa usually brings at Christmas. I wanted to give him something totally unique and then it came to me. Why not put his drawings on a T-shirt?
He loved the idea (I broke it to him early because I was so excited) and I found a relatively easy way to get his artwork from paper and then onto a t-shirt. But then another idea came to me. Why not take it a step further and teach him a little bit about marketing and selling and using his t-shirts as a starting point? Continue reading →
In this tutorial on how to add an rss feed to your site so that you can get affiliate revenue or pay per click revenue from eBay Partner Network!
Th eBay partner network got rid of their Editor Kit which allowed you to generate live feeds of listings on eBay.com. It was great because it would allow you to generate listings in any category, so if you were writing an article on antique tea pots you can place a live feed of antique tea pots in your post, and if anyone clicked and/or bought you would get paid.
Now the only way to do this is to use what’s called an rss parser to accomplish the same thing. Here is the email they sent me in response to my request for assistance on this issue: Continue reading →
This article on how to increase traffic and recover from the Google updates is for SEO dummies, like myself. It’s for the average Internet marketer who is not technical and does not know all the in’s and outs of SEO.
I Was Living The High Life Up Until Late 2011 – 2012!
Here’s one screen shot of a niche website that I built over a few years, in a really lazy way. I was getting a fair amount of traffic and making a small monthly income without doing much work. I had a total of 754 pages on this site, about 70% was user generated content (people who were submitting their own content to my site): Continue reading →
1. Search on Youtube for the videos you want to turn to text.
2. Go to Features on Youtube and sort by Closed Captions.
3. Copy the link from your browser and paste it into your Youtube SRT Downloader.
4. Save the SRT file.
5. Open the SRT file with Notepad.
6. Clean up the SRT file you turned into text and now you have text that you may or may not be able to use (make sure you have the right to use the text to stay out of trouble).
What Is An SRT File?
An SRT File is a subtitles file that is used in videos. I am not an expert in the area.
Assuming you can use this text, now you have quality content on niche subjects you never would gotten without using this technique.
Are You Uploading Videos To Youtube?
If you are uploading videos to Youtube there are benefits to using closed captions on your videos. You’ll get more viewers: the hearing challenged are a large segment that like to watch videos and learn online. And it’s really good for SEO.
I’ll do another video and article just on the subject of using subtitles and transcription to boost your video SEO!
If you enjoyed or learned from this article on how to turn Youtube Videos to Text please like and share this article and the video. Share the love 🙂
There have been many times where I wanted to create a link at the top (or near top) of a page or post that takes a visitor from one part of my page or post down to another part of the page or post, but I wasn’t sure how to do it and the tutorials were not ‘dumbed down’ enough for me. Continue reading →
Do you want to make money with estate sales? Are estate sales worth your time and money? The short answer it yes. But read my story and tips for a better insight into making estate sale money…
What’s the first thing you envision when you hear the word estate sale? Is it a nice home that is clean and loaded with luxury items? It is with me every time. Something like this:
So Brian, can you make money with estate sales or what?
My experience is not vast in estate sales. As a matter of fact it’s very limited, however I hit three estate sales over the weekend, and here is what the first estate sale looked like: Continue reading →
Many newbie marketers want to learn how to make money with PLR, and the truth is, it’s not difficult. In fact it’s quite easy – if you have a list. And if you have a list that means you probably have a site that gets traffic, or you are buying traffic to build your list.
But if you don’t have traffic, or you don’t have a site, but you want to make money with PLR, then you need to start with the basics (skip down if you already know this part)…
First, start building a site. Build a quality site with killer content that the search engines can’t ignore. I will not go into how to build a site because there are numerous tools and courses on how to accomplish this important task using WordPress or other tools. You can read my free ebook on the subject.
The good news is that PLR is a solid content marketing tool for online businesses – if done correctly…
There are many ways to use PLR to grow your business. But the problem is that most beginner Internet marketers don’t use it the right way and either hurt their business, or don’t get the results they were trying to achieve. Continue reading →
I have a plugin called Front End Image Ad. It’s pretty cool because you can put it on any page, and it gives people the ability to post an image and write about it on your blog so that you get content and images to use on your site.
Getting this kind of content is called user generated content.
Anyway, here’s how to use it…
Basic Directions On How To Use It:
How To Click Down To The Plugin:
There is a tag already attached to the Image Ad Plugin. After you place it on a page or post, put the following code at the beginning of your page if you want people to be automatically directed down to the area to insert an image and content as shown in the above video:
Lastly, there is a document that you can use if you don’t have an agreement for when people submit content and images. They must click the box which they must agree to the terms. I created one for you to use which is in your download material but you should tweak it for your site.
The Frontend Image Add plugin is all about turning your traffic and subscribers into content creators for your site. It will work best when you ask your current subscribers on your list to contribute to the subject (the page). So build your list and use the plugin to snowball your content and images on your blog.
But that’s not all it’s good for. You can use this plugin to get testimonials, create videos, and even create a book you can sell on Amazon or other publishing platforms. And I’ve done it all using the same or similar system. I’ve done it without the plugin by simply asking for pictures, reviews, and stories depending on the subject.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to use the ‘submissions guidelines’ page so that you get yourself covered (you’re never totally safe when it comes to images, unfortunately. I have never had a problem using this strategy). You can copy my submissions guidelines page if you wish, just change it to suit your site or particular guidelines.