Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a great day! I am – feeling much better. Normally, I like to reply to everyone’s comments but I felt like poo the last 2 days so I read and approved but didn’t feel like typing much. It’s been nice because as my 19 yr old son looks for a job, he’s running errands for me. It’s been Heaven having someone go to the grocery store for me, take Honey for her check-up, etc.
Today I want to chat about 4 things as listed in my title.
First, I noticed something interesting on Amazon. Remember how I gave my domain list an enema and deleted a bunch of sites – even if they were making me some money? And remember how I told you I wanted to learn more about Amazon because my conversion rate was like 1.45% or up to 3% and stuff?
Well…now that those sites are gone and all that’s left are my passion sites, my conversion rate is up to about 6%. Much better. And it makes sense. People are buying stuff I truly recommend. Not random reviews I hired ghostwriters to create on products I don’t give a crap about.
Lesson? Truth converts better than “marketing.”
Second – I was listening to Dave Ramsey (LOVE him!) about how you live like no one else right now so that you can LIVE like no one else later. (ie: beans and rice now so you can live in luxury – via cash – later). Anyhoo – he had a great quote I wanted to share that’s so relevant to Internet Marketers.
He said: “Wealth is created in a crock pot, not a microwave.”
Ah that resonates with me so much. It takes time, and years to grow and cultivate a RELIABLE, sustainable income. NOT talking about those “let’s game Google before they shut this down” sleaze tactics.
Just this morning I woke up to an email from someone hoping to launch some profitable Amazon review sites by Christmas. Well that’s about 18 weeks away – it might be earning, but are you relying on that for your whole Christmas? Because it’s going to take Amazon 2 months to pay you – so that means you’d want to get profitable by October, which is only SEVEN weeks away – kind of hard. Better to go hit the pavement and get a J-O-B temporarily an in your spare time, build the online stuff up.
And even then, you know me – affiliate marketing is LAST on my recommendations for earning money fast. Services, then products, THEN affiliate marketing.
This career is for crock pot cookers, not microwavers.
Third on my chat list today is traffic! In addition to Traffic FUEL, I’ve also been given a copy of Michael Ullman’s Traffic 100K Blueprint (because he promised it to me during the A$100K review). And what I thought was sweet is – he knew I wasn’t going to review it. He just gave it to me.
I might mention things here and there whenever I read something I’m doing, but I won’t be reviewing with full on implementation – I’ll skip what I don’t like, FrankenTiff what I sort of like, and take action on what I love. One thing I did like is that he kept his word, he’s been very reachable by all of the consumers, and the product – we all pretty much agree (regarding A$100K) was well written. I was starting to get clicks, etc., until my account got swooped down upon – but we don’t know if that was due to it being in the pharm niche.
And lastly, I’m a complete dork (but then you knew that). I was getting antsy wondering where my branding books were so I log into Amazon and click my orders to track it and….
I realized I’d put them into my cart and forgotten to check out. ROTFLMAO.
Scatterbrained moment. Distracted. Doing too many things at once!
But I HAVE been brainstorming some things I want to do and I’m getting excited!
Okay back to work for moi! Hope y’all have a great weekend !
PS – Honey’s being taunted by a squirrel right now who lays down in the shade RIGHT outside of our back doors and stares at her while eating a mini pear. (if you click on the image it opens big so you can see it better)
I have to show you because it’s such a cutie – my son Shawn picks the pears and leaves pears, almonds and water by the hose and the Squirrel comes out, lays in the shade and has a snack.
Drives Honey NUTS!
The squirrel always comes over wagging its tail, eats and then when Honey runs to the window, it runs up a tree, realizes Honey can’t get OUT of the window, and slowly struts back to its spot to resume eating.
Love how it just raises up on its front legs as if she’s not even worth getting up on her hind ones for. Poor Honey.
I had to act VERY scared when she attacked my hand later to reboost her ego!