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

Increase Traffic & Rankings with Social Media

Social MediaNow I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+1 and the like, I’ve never been a big advocate of using them.

I’m just a ‘stuck in my roots’ SEO and organic traffic guy.

But saying that, I’m also not averse to making changes to help my business either. So I’ve been looking into various methods and have started implementing them on my sites. Like everything I do, I’ll track the results and if they work I’ll do more of it and if not I’ll dump it.

Using Social Media To Increase Your Rankings

The main reason I’m looking into them is because there is a lot of noise recently in the SEO communities that say apparently sites utilizing social media are getting better rankings. They appear more ‘real’ and have real people behind them, as compared to sites that don’t have any social aspects or interactivity at all.

The first thing I’ve been looking at are Facebook fan pages.

Facebook Fan Pages

I’m sure you are aware of what these are. Simple pages that you create on Facebook that advertise your business (and website).

I’ve created a few before but they were, well how can I say it….basic!

So it’s no wonder why I never had any results with them.

Last week I bought a WSO called FB Slider because I loved the look of the pages it created. In fact, they are like mini websites but all contained on the one Facebook fan page. This means I can now create great looking fan pages that aren’t boring anymore.

I’ve started adding these to some of my sites to see if it makes a difference in their rankings and also the traffic they get direct from Facebook. I love the software and it was well worth the money (although it’s not your normal $9.97 WSO it is very professional and you can make awesome looking fan pages in minutes without the hassle of trying to make them look appealing yourself. Plus there are some great bonuses too!).

—> Grab FB Slider here

Increasing Interactivity

Another thing I’m currently looking at is the comments I get on my niche blogs. Most of the time I turn them off as they can be a hassle to deal with.

But apparently Google sees sites that have regular comments as a big plus, so it’s something I need to test for myself.

So I’ve just picked up a copy of WP Comment Ninja to automate the whole process for me without having to approve anything myself.

I don’t buy many products from the Warrior Forum (WSO’s) as they can be very disappointing sometimes.

But I’m happy to say this one and FB Slider are 2 of the best buys I’ve made in a long time.

WP Comment Ninja automatically posts comments on my blogs that are drip fed to look natural. Not only does it come with 1000 comments built in but you can upload your own comments too.

Why would you do this?

Well as you know, Google loves fresh content and interaction on websites. WP Comment Ninja gives you both. Your site looks like it is getting unique comments from your readers and the content grows on each page automatically.

I’ve got to say, for less than $9 (currently) it’s an awesome WordPress plugin!

—> Grab WP Comment Ninja here

To Sum Up

Social media is something I KNOW I have to get more involved in. So I’m dipping my toe into the cold water to see if it’s something I need to dive into very quickly. I will of course post any results here.

Tony Newton

Tony

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3 Way Links (Updated for 2011)

3 Way Link BuildingI explained how effective 3 way link building was back in this post in November 2009. The reason why it works so well is because it is far more effective than reciprocal linking which doesn’t carry the same weight as it used to do. But in this post I’ll show you how you can automate the entire procedure so you don’t have to do it manually anymore.

Firstly, this is how each method works:

Reciprocal Linking

Reciprocal Linking

3 Way Linking

3 Way Linking

Whilst reciprocal linking does still carry a small amount of SEO benefit, it’s certainly not as effective as it used to be. This is mainly because Google saw how easy it was for websites to link to each other and it could ‘game’ rankings when used extensively.

3 Way Links on the other hand give more weight because they are classed as ‘one way’ linking. As I explained in this post, you can do this manually by creating another website which you use to link out to other sites but the incoming links you have pointing to your main money site.

In the last 12 months I started using a service called, unsurprisingly, 3WayLinks!

It’s a service by Jonathan Leger who has created some superb tools including The Best Spinner. What 3WayLinks does is automate the entire 3 Way Linking campaign. It can be used on any website including WordPress blogs.

All you do is enter your site details and add a resources page onto your website. You will start getting links pointing back to your website and your links page will automatically start growing and linking out to other sites too.

This is effective in 2 ways:

#1 – Obviously you are gaining backlinks, so your rankings will increase in the search engines.

#2 – You’re linking out to other related sites which is seen as increasing the visitor value of your site.

You can choose 3 different keywords that are used as anchor text to point to your site. So not only are your links increasing over time, you also get a variety of link text which looks more natural to the search engines.

Plus, you can choose to only link out to sites in the same category as your own. When search engines see you link to other related sites, this is a positive thing as you are giving more value.

You can add up to 50 sites in your 3WayLinks account and they will all build backlinks that are generally completed after 2 months. You get at least 250 links to each site (some of mine have more than 500).

What I love about the whole process is it is automated. You can install the resources page (or WordPress plugin) in about 2 minutes, then just sit back and watch the links come in. You can see all links in and links out from the control panel.

I think it’s a great tool that has certainly made an impact on my own niche sites, so I highly recommend it.

Click Here to check it out.

Tony Newton

Tony

Why ClickBank Sucks for Make Money Online Products

ClickBank RefundsToday ClickBank introduced a new terms of service which states that they are going to charge higher fees if you’re refund rate is above 15% for a period of 60 days. This is to encourage people to make better products and in turn lower refund rates.

But as most of you will already know, when you sell or promote products in the make money online niche then you will struggle to get refund rates that low especially if you use ClickBank.

You see, as easy to use as ClickBank is to have your own affiliate program for your products, it’s also FAR too easy to claim a refund.

And most freebie seekers know this already.

All you need to do is send one email request or fill in a form and say that the product wasn’t as you expected and BANG…there you go, enjoy your free product.

As a product seller it is increasingly frustrating when you see the same names doing this over and over again.

Maybe if they want to reduce refund rates they should have a tighter procedure and ask some questions when the same people are refunding all the time?

That is why I would say I’ll probably never promote a make money online product through ClickBank again.

But I will say that it’s different in other ClickBank niches. Most buyers in the other niches don’t tend to buy lots of products in the same niche from ClickBank, so they don’t realise just how easy it is to get a refund.

Anyway, that’s just my quick rant of the day!

I’ll now go and continue to get my WSO ready for launch later today….

Tony Newton

Tony

Finding Recurring Affiliate Programs to Promote on your Blog

Recurring Affiliate ProgramsUsing affiliate marketing is a great way to monetize your blog. You don’t need to create a product, deal with customer support or any of that.

Just promote your affiliate links and make a percentage of every sale you refer.

Simple!

However – If you do what all the so called ‘gurus‘ tell you to do, you will have no doubt tried to promote affiliate products from ClickBank.

While they do pay quite well, they have one fundamental thing wrong with them:

They have far too much competition.

That’s because EVERYONE who is trying to make affiliate commissions uses them. That makes your job even harder.

Fortunately there’s a solution.

Here’s a secret database of more than 160 HIGH paying recurring affiliate programs that you can use today:

http://www.tonynewton.co.uk/watch/160affprograms/

Each one comes with:

1) Name of Product
2) Description
3) Product URL
4) Commission Payout
5) Affiliate signup URL

And there’s a niche that you are sure to be interested in:

Arts & Entertainment
Betting & Gambling
Dating & Relationships
Education & Languages
Exercise & Fitness
Finance & Loans
Forex & Investing
Green Products
Health
Home & Garden
Hypnosis
Internet Marketing
Parenting & Family
Self Improvement
Software & Services
Sports
Weight Loss

This means you can beat the competition in its tracks and start earning commissions fast!

What makes them even better is they are all recurring products which means you get paid over and over again, not just once like most affiliate programs.

Hope you like them!

Tony Newton

Tony