Content Curation – The Easy Way to Create Blog Posts

Content CurationI’ve somehow managed to work fulltime online since 2003.

In the majority of that time, I have made most mon-ey by creating websites and selling them.

So I always look at trends and study closely which sites are popular and selling for good amounts.

Then I create sites following those trends and sell them.

It’s probably just that which has allowed me the freedom I’ve had for the last 9 years.

Well around 6 months ago, I noticed a site went up for sale called Blippitt.com

It took 3 attempts for the owner to sell it on Flippa as buyers backed out the first 2 times. [Read more…]

2 Fast Ways To Make More Amazon Commissions

Make Money With AmazonI’ve been building Amazon review sites since I first became an affiliate back in 2004.

One thing I always try and do is keep up with the latest tips and tricks to make more money with my sites.

A great way to do this is to incorporate Amazon shopping carts into your sites.

Why?

Because it extends the cookie which normally only lasts 24 hours into a whopping 90 days!

So you can make some great commissions even if your visitors don’t buy from Amazon within the first 24 hours.

Another way is to use comparison charts, so your visitors can quickly compare products to decide which is best for them.

It also makes your sites look more professional.

To do both of these methods I’ve been using a plugin that I paid $47 for a few months ago. [Read more…]

3 Ways to Hit Your Goals

Hitting GoalsThought I’d do a quick post about hitting goals today. These will work not only for hitting financial goals but also for any goals you put your mind to. So whether you want to make $2000 a month online or want to lose 30 pounds of fat, setting your goals is done the same way.

So let’s get started!

Hitting Your Goals #1 – Write Them Down

Yes this is an obvious one but probably the most important.

I have a whiteboard on my wall right in front of me. It’s directly on the wall above my main computer. On the right hand side of that whiteboard are my long term goals (when I say ‘long term’ I personally use 3 monthly increments). These are what I want to achieve in the next 3 months. Each one has its own colour.

Then on the left hand side are the steps I need to take to reach each one. Again all colour coded so I know which steps relate to which goal. [Read more…]

Rapid Review Sites Now Open

Rapid Review SitesOn Sunday 22nd I launched a new site called Rapid Review Sites. The purpose of this site is to allow people to build Amazon review sites quickly and easily. I’ve also priced it as low as I can to allow as many people to take advantage of it as possible.

So why just Amazon and not ClickBank or other vendors?

The reason for this is I have seen a lot of new Amazon affiliate products such as plugins and store software being released. It seems that many people are tired of trying to make money from over-hyped ClickBank products and then dealing with the incredibly high refund rates.

Amazon products on the other hand are rarely returned as they are physical products. So you might get a lower commission rate but the refund rate is almost zero, so at least you can keep your commissions. [Read more…]

Get More Done in Less Time!

Get More Done in Less Time!Taking a step back from your daily routine is a fantastic way to analyze exactly what you do each and every day. This is something I have recently done myself after finishing reading The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris.

If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it as I can guarantee you will change not only your outlook on life but also your work ethic.

I looked at my daily routine and a LOT of it was spent doing things that weren’t productive and weren’t making me money. Things like checking emails, going on Facebook, browsing the same sites over and over again. Until you actually sit down at the end of the day and detail what actual ‘work’ you have done, you might not even realise how much time you are wasting.

Whether you are earning a living from the internet or are simply trying to, these tips will instantly allow you to get more done in less time. [Read more…]

Content Maximization Method

Content MaximizationIn this post I’ll run through how I make the most out of my blog content.

Years ago, I would add a new post to a blog and that would have been the end of it. The post is added and I move on. If I wanted to use an article for promotion purposes I would write another one. If I wanted to add another post to the blog, I would write another one.

These days I use what I call the ‘Content Maximization’ method.

It involves taking a unique article and getting the most out of it. So here’s exactly what I do:

Step #1 – Write a unique post and add it to your blog

This is self explanatory. You would write (or outsource) a unique article and post it to your blog. Once this is done, you wait until the page is indexed by Google. You can check this by searching for “site:www.YourPageURL.com” and see if anything is returned. If nothing is returned, then the page isn’t indexed yet and you should wait before moving onto the next step. [Read more…]

Auto Blogs – Worth It or Not?

Auto BlogsI’ve been building auto blogs for around 8-9 years now. Even before some of the popular auto blogging plugins such as WP Robot were even created.

I had my own very simple script made that pulled in RSS news feeds, images and also span random paragraphs of content.

Yes, it was simple but it worked!

Since I started I think I’ve sold at least 500 auto blogs, probably closer to 1000. Most of them do make a small amount of money and because you can build them fast, it’s always worth giving it a go.

Now depending on what content your sites are producing, auto blogs might not be worth it anymore for Adsense blogs. If your content is good then fair enough but if it’s just gibberish then you’ve got a good chance of Google knocking on your door and booting you out of their Adsense program.

But one thing that always works is creating sites for other programs such as Amazon. They provide lots of product information that sites can be created in minutes that look great and will appeal to visitors. [Read more…]

A New Year and a New Look

Happy New Year!So we’re now into 2012 and I decided it was time for a new look. So I’ve just changed the look of this blog with a new WordPress theme. I’ve also switched to the Genesis platform too, I figure if it’s good enough for Darren Rowse (ProBlogger) then it has to be the platform I need to be using myself.

So my focus as I mentioned in my last post is to really get this blog rocking and rolling. My intention is to post several times a week, not once or twice a month as I have been doing.

Hopefully by doing this I’ll be able to give you more tips and tricks to help you with your own business. I’ll also be integrating Facebook into my business too, so look out for a fan page coming soon!

All in all I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into 2012 and fully intend to make it my best one yet.

So I’ll be back very soon and please let me know your thoughts of this blog by commenting below!

Tony Newton

Tony

Happy Holidays to All My Readers!

Happy Holidays!So it’s that time of year again, where does a year go?

I’d just like to take this opportunity to wish my readers a fantastic Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

As well as being full of family fun, it’s also a time for reflection. Personally I look at what I’ve done in the last 12 months and what I want to achieve in the next 12 months.

This often involves asking myself ‘What the heck have a I actually achieved in the last 12 months?’ but actually it’s not been a bad year business wise.

There have been lots of plugins and software I’ve released with my partner and my own site building business has also seen an upturn and I’ve now sold $78,829 worth of sites on Flippa.com

And I also have a rough idea of where I want to go, business wise, next year. The focus is going to be on helping people reach their online goals too. This blog will be seeing some action too as I intend to commit and post as much information as I can for you.

So that’s all for now, have a great Christmas and I’ll be posting again next week.

Tony Newton

Tony

Interview with 9 Niche Site Building Experts

If I want to invest my time in doing something and want to learn from someone then I need to know that they are getting results from what they teach.

That is crucial and one thing I highly recommend you do yourself.

Anyone can make a rehashed course with old information but people who prove that what they are doing works are the ones to follow.

Which leads me onto this:

Interview with 9 Niche Site Building Experts

9 hugely successful niche site builders have spilled the beans on what they do,
including:

- The precise niches they’re in.

– Their link-building strategies.

– What tools and software they use.

– Their outsourcing strategy.

– Exactly how much $$$ they make.

– What IM methods work and which don’t.

– Precisely how they make their sites.

– …and huge amounts more.

One of them is Jan Roos whom I have been following for a while now. Jan has sold more than $1 MILLION of Amazon products and knows more than most people about what it takes to create high converting sites.

Then there’s Cary Bergeron who knows how to create wildly profitable Adsense sites
and flip them for huge profits.

Just these 2 guys alone have taught me a lot.

There are 7 other interviews with experts in their own right too. Here’s the link again:

Interview with 9 Niche Site Building Experts

These interviews could really give you the encouragement and advice you need to
kickstart your own online journey.

Tony Newton

Tony