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The Best Free SEO Tools To Perform Better in Google Searches

Best Free SEO Tools

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Today, I’d like to share with you some of the best free SEO tools that I’ve used to grow this blog…

SEO has generated a good amount of visibility in Google search engines for me over the last few years…

I’ve also made some nice affiliate sales by ranking many of my blog posts on page 1…

The tools I’m discussing in this post are ones that I actually use for myself each month…

So this isn’t going to be a post about 101 SEO tools or anything like that…

I’ve broken the tools down into two categories…

Free Google SEO tools and other free SEO tools that I feel are the best at getting the job done…

Self-Employed: Epiphanies From A Former Newspaper Boy

Self-Employed: Epiphanies From A Former Newspaper Boy

Artwork from original Paperboy Arcade

Do you spend time reflecting on your progress as a self-employed entreprenuer?

I’ve spent some time reflecting today on how far I’ve come…

…and how far I still have to go…

It got me thinking about my first taste of working for myself by delivering newspapers in 2012…

Solo Ads: An Affiliate Marketer’s Story

Solo Ads: An Affiliate Marketer's Story

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Over the last 5 months I’ve been testing out Solo Ads as my primary paid traffic source…

It’s been quite a journey as I’ve learned how to make them work for my affiliate marketing business…

Today I want to tell you about my experiences both good and bad…

But first I’ll tell you what Solo Ads are…

The Affiliate Marketing Model I Use And You Can Too!

My Affiliate Marketing Model

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Are you looking for an affiliate marketing model that you can use to make money online?

If so, you’ve come to the right place…

Today I’m going to share with you the affiliate model that I use in addition to search engine optimization…

I’m also going to tell you how to get it for yourself…

Affiliate Income: 5 Lessons Learned From Making $20,395.89

Affiliate Income: 5 Lessons Learned From Making $20,395.89

Its amazing to me how I’m even writing this blog post about how I’ve achieved over $20k in affiliate income. 4 years ago I was just trying to sustain my little freelance web design business and taking whatever work I could…

I was barely making $20k a year with my business and my wife was also working full time…

A fellow web designer told me about a new hosting company called MidPhase that was paying him $100 for each person he got to sign up…

I signed up using his affiliate link and he confirmed the company sent $100 to his PayPal account…

At that moment I was hooked…

The Online Marketing Strategy That Got Me To Buy Thomas Delauer’s $297 Course

Online Marketing Strategy, Artwork By Beeple

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Sometimes in order to better understand how a online marketing strategy works, its best to look at yourself and see what causes you to buy a particular product or service…

Over the last year, I’ve been studying a new online marketing strategy from a guy named Mike Caldwell who was one of the first ClickFunnels Certified Consultants.

It just so happens that I recently invested in a $297 weight loss course by Thomas Delauer to help achieve my personal goals…

So, I decided it would be a great marketing exercise to see if the principles I’ve been learning were used on me to buy this course…

Set Up A Professional Business Email Inside Of Your Gmail Account!

Starting a small business can be an expensive investment and one of the first things that business owners skip is setting up a professional business email.

I’ve seen so many business cards using a free Gmail account as the main business email.

This is a big mistake because when customers see a Gmail account, it gives the impression that you’re not a professional business and you lack credibility.

Having a true business email address goes a long way towards proving you’re a credible and genuine business that a customer can trust with their money.

If you’re a business owner who is using Gmail and you’re ready to start using a professional business email, you might have to reprint your business cards but you don’t have to get rid of your Gmail account!

What’s The Difference Between A Sales Funnel Vs. A Website?

Sales Funnel Vs Website Beeple Art

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I’ve been asked recently to explain the difference between a sales funnel and a website…

To be quite honest, it took me some time to come up with an analogy that makes sense…

If there is one thing I’ve been learning as I continue to follow Russell Brunson’s strategies it’s to avoid what he calls “techno-babble”…

Techno-babble is industry specific terms that most consumers don’t understand or use in everyday language…

One such term is a “Sales Funnel”…

You may have heard the term before, but do you know what it is?

To understand what sales funnels are, it’s important first to understand what traditional websites are…

How The DotComSecrets Book Changed My Life In 2016

Let me tell you a quick story about how I spent the first five months of 2016 going to depression counseling and how a single book helped turn things around…

It had been about a year and a half since I decided to go to work for myself full time and build my web development and design business…

I had a few great clients, and in 2015 it seemed I was heading in the right direction and I was making pretty good money…

However, I was struggling to maintain so many projects to keep the bills paid…

I had previously sworn to myself that I would never again put all my eggs in one basket after being let go from a good paying job in 2009…

But now I was spread too thin, and I just wasn’t able to keep up…

I was trying different things including starting this blog to build my email list and generate recurring revenues (more on that in a minute)…

As things started becoming too much for me, I started getting more and more depressed and scared I just couldn’t cut it as an entrepreneur…

I wasn’t a pleasant person to be around at home, and that’s when my wife suggested I get some counseling…

Zoho Mail Tutorial: 13 Steps To A Free Business Email

How To Use Zoho Mail To Set Up Your Free Business Email

Think about this scenario for a second… if you saw a local restaurant on a Saturday night and it had 3 cars in the lot, would you want to stop by to try them out? Probably not. They might have great food, but if the parking lot is empty on the busiest night of the week, what does that say about how good that restaurant is?

In the same way, when someone picks up a business card and see something like “[email protected]”, it gives the impression that if “John” can’t invest in his business enough to at least have a website and an email address at that website, he might not be the best person to hire.