It’s very easy to become overwhelmed when you’re trying to figure out exactly how to make a steady income online. Everybody has their own “system” for generating “mega bucks” online, and there are many ways to make money online, but wouldn’t it be great if there was one skillset that you could develop over time, a skillset that could ensure you never struggled to make a living online, ever again? Well, there is, it’s called copywriting.
So how do we start to develop this skill? Here are a few suggestions:
“They say practice makes perfect, right? Well, how can you get better at writing, if you don’t do it on a regular basis? I’ve written at least 1,000 words almost every single day this past year. It doesn’t matter what you’re writing — just going through the exercise helps to internalize some of the basic psychological elements of persuasive writing…”
2. Read How To Win Friends and Influence People. This book does a great job delving into what really makes people tick, and how to use this information to become more influential, both in person and in print. Obviously, this is very important for any aspring copywriter.
3. Read Ogilvy on Advertising. This is an older book but many of the principles still apply even in the modern, tech-drenched world we find ourselves in today.
4. Start selling something, anything. The only way to determine whether or not you’re getting better is to test your skills in the real world. You do that by putting together a real offer and asking people to buy! While you’re at it, write up two variations of the sales letter and split-test them against each using Google Experiments inside Google Analytics.
Before jumping in to buy that blog, I undertook some due diligence research on both the owner and the blog itself. Doing your homework before you purchase may help you to avoid disappointment down the track.
So before I made an offer on the blog, I researched a few things:
the owner of the blog
the site’s traffic stats
the blog’s monetization history.
Knowing more about the seller
Knowing more about the seller is really important task before you make an offer, or can even calculate how much the blog is worth. It’s especially important if you are…” [Continue Reading]
My mother always wanted me to make the “safe” move. Find a decent job, with health insurance, and live out my life. Simple enough right? Wrong!
To me, her way always seemed (1) boring and (2) not secure. It’s hard to find one single job that will give you the kind of security you’re looking for. I don’t believe in “job security”. There’s only “income security”, and the only way to achieve this is to have multiple income streams.
Pain is a pesky part of being human but it’s vitally important. It strengthens the mind, heart and body. You can’t grow strong, brave, or successful in this world if you’ve only had good things happen to you within the safe boundaries of your own little comfort bubble. You need real life experiences, and nothing ever becomes real until you experience it firsthand.
No matter how long you train yourself to be strong, brave, or proficient at something, you never know if you are or not until something real happens to you. So get real, experience life and let it teach you what you need to know to conquer your wildest dreams…” [Continue Reading]
I found this super interesting interview with Leo Widrich, co-founder of one of my favorite social media tools; Buffer! If you’re a struggling startup, you can learn a lot from this 42 minute interview so be sure to check it out!
Hi, my name is Steve Longoria. Thanks for stopping by my site.
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