Making money online in 2012
Just hit yet another bump in the road..
Another Panda update leaves many with sites without ranking – and without visitors.
And since these vital visitors is the lifeblood for any online business – many are seeing a real hard time.
Most just keep on trying what worked last year – without any result – their sites remain hidden way down in the listings – with no visitors. Actually – doing the wrong things might even hurt more then it helps.
It has been a MAJOR SHIFT in online marketing. What Google started – the others are folowing up on – making a dramatic impact for many. There is only one way out of this mess – to adapt – to follow what’s told us – to do what’s needed. And by that I don’t mean finding ways to “trick” the serarch engines and other traffic sources – but to give them what they want. You just need to play by their rules.
Daily I receive reports on drop in rankings, less traffic, less sales – and more refunds requested. But just think of it – by only doing AF – and promoting every new shiny object released – you become the victim of more and more hyped up products of lesser quality. And for those with a list of their own – this also causes higher numbers of opt outs from the list.
The end result is devastating for many that for some time have relied on the income from what they hoped would last forever. Well – we have been addressing this shift for 12 months now – so most should be aware of changes comming. Unfortunatly, we are ony seeing the beginning of whats to come – changes will continue troughout this year. This makes it hard for ALL of us to keep up.
The good part is that this changes also may be to the better – for all those running a legit online business – but for the worse for all those hyping and scamming us – just out for a quick profit.
So in order to survive – we need to adapt – we need to change the way we promote and market – we need to revitalize the way we are conducting business. And that’s where we find the biggest challenge…
HOW are we going to adapt? What do we need to do to stay ahead in this game? What is the solution?
As I mentioned above – we need to play by their rules – and I mean the rules of Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Amazon, Yahoo and EVERY other major player that we want to use for generating traffic and sales. And as those “rules” are not in concrete yet – it will be a slow process. The worst thing we can do is rush in and continue with the usual SE spamming that has been going on.
Our take on getting web properties indexed, ranked and positioned to receive stable traffic….
We play by the rules. Having a well designed plan – that is scalable and adaptable as the foundation.
By bringing ALL the above mentioned major players into the equation and set up properly – interconnecting – THE RIGHT WAY. Every piece of this puzzle telling the “same story” – building and branding our company at the same time. And we can not rush this – we need to provide quality – good content and good product’s.
I’m sure you can see that I’m not describing any quick fix – because I don’t believe that there is a quick fix at the moment. Sure, there are things that can be done to almost instantly get a good ranking – but I do not believe in rushing into this. As this shift we are experiencing focus more on social and local – we also need to do that – but the right way.
Many of the questions I receive is ragarding short term income from work at home jobes and homebased business – “I need money today” may well sum up many of the hartbreaking emails i receive.
My best answer is to get a day job – to supply any online income – and use more time to rebuild your online presence.
First thing to understand… Social media – and social media networks will be a key factor in the future.
Using social media will also have to be used as intended – as a social platform communicating with others – ON A SOSIAL LEVEL!
What we have seen until now – is using all kinds of tricks to build a following – just to spam and sell the hell out of them. That won’t work in the future. You will just get kicked out – and maybe even baned.
So You will need a plan for ALL your business – and brand it and build a following around it. You might even need several to cover the ares you are marketing in. Social connection and solutions to what people need and wants – not hard selling everything.
Local appearance is the next key factor. So if you live in Boston – it can be easy to get ranked and traffic – IF – you are a local store or business – but what if you live elsewhere and and are doing global marketing?
Well that’s possible to – but local and global are two different things. But you will still have to use a local presence in your overall plan. And yes, we have find ways on how we can do that. This is a more “members only” revealed subject.
What we have found to be the key parts that people struggle with in order to make a consistent income from a work at home job or a home based business is outlined in more detail here.
Just some key points:
The need of doing a consistent amount of sales – on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
This is how it used to be. Driving traffic to make as many sales as possible – hoping for a low number of refunds and charge backs.
With monthly recurring products – hoping that as many as possible continued the membership.
My take on this was to look at this from outside the box. What would the opposite to this be…
Making a consistent income from as few sales as possible – where members stayed on as members – without the worry of paying any monthly fee. This combined with good quality products that everyone wants.
Some called me crazy to even think that way – but they turned when I could show them a working setup
where only 5 – less than $100 sales where needed to build a long term income. And when they also realized that this was just a small part of implementing a long term strategy that would help very member to get their own business going aging – the wording changed from crazy to amazing.
I must admit – it was a big job to get this in place – but the major benefits for both me and my members made it well worth it. Everyone can make 5 sales of something like this – and this can give everyone the time and income needed to implement whatever changes needed to set up for the future.
And that is what this membership is all about – the future. The future of Internet marketing, work at home jobs and online business – it’s about how we are going to make money in 2012 – and beyond.
A membership like this where everyone has the same goal – and receives the same benefits – have a much higher chance to do well in a changing market.
We will have a common social presence – and also a individual presence. The same goes for both local and global presence and branding. It gives us a unique way to really test out new ways to stay ahead in this business.
To give an example – by using “tools” to control and split test ads and promotions on a huge amount of web properties – from one central interface – we can get results much quicker. Rinse and repeat – made easy.
And when every partisipating member get automatically updated with what we find to convert best – members can also use these result outside our comunity in their own marketing of their own products.
My main plan is to have around 1000 members that uses these “tools” on their web properties. With a full setup – this consist of around a minimum of 5 million “access points” across Internet – all optimized for maximum ranking – all focusing on the same branding and niche/search term.
At the end of the day this will be a presence of proportions that ALL of the included “major players” will notice – and rank – and send the traffic needed. And the only thing we do … is to follow their rules – and give them what they ask for.
So as the “major players” change their rules – so must we. This will be an ongoing process troughout 2012 – so we need a stable solution like this to give us the research we need, the income we need and time to do it.
This solution can be in place for a new member with very little effort – compared to the potential. And once set up it requires little time to keep it going.
Results so far indicates that we are reading all signs the right way – we do get sites ranked – we do receive traffic – and we do convert that traffic to sales – meaning new members. And new members also means increasing the online presence and generate even more traffic and sales. I will keep you posted as we move along.
This was going to be a brief update – but ended up in a lot more….
My key point is….. There is a major shift going on – each and everyone of us will be affected – the only solutions is to adapt to these changes.
Making money online in 2012 with work at home jobs have changed – but maybe to the better.