If you're anything like me, you don't know shit about taxes and legal stuff.
And it's kind of scary.
You may know and understand how to make money, which is awesome...
But, making sure you're all squared away properly when it comes to creating business entities, keeping up with your expenses, and filing for taxes are also really important.
The good news is that it doesn't have to be hard.
Companies like LegalZoom make it really simple to form a new business, like an LLC, and they're usually much more affordable than going to a local CPA or lawyer to get it done.
LegalZoom also offer a Business Advisory Plan, which gives you access to year-round attorney help from vetted attorneys in the LegalZoom network.
Then, in regards to keeping up with your expenses and taxes, there are tools like Quickbooks for running your business...
And services like Bench, an online bookkeeping service for your small business, which is an especially helpful solution if you live in a small town, without a...
Let's face it...
We all pretty much want the same exact things in life: health, wealth, and great relationships.
That's why it's no coincidence that those are also the top three mass market niches on the planet.
And while all of them require effort to get great results, the one that often gets neglected until last is health and staying in shape.
It's not necessarily difficult to acquire and maintain a Hollywood physique, but there's so much misinformation out there and BS fad diets and exercises, that most people get discouraged and give up before they ever have their breakthrough.
That's why I love Kinobody.
Kinobody is a ridiculously simple and effective exercise plan that anyone can easily fit into their lifestyle.
Because, c'mon, it's just not sustainable to go to the gym five or more days out of the week, for hours at a time.
The only reason celebrities and bodybuilders can do it is because they're getting paid a lot of money - and even they don't generally maintain those...
You've heard the phrase Work Smarter, Not Harder, right?
Well, that same logic applies to online marketing.
If you're really serious about making internet marketing being your full-time gig instead of just a part-time hobby, you don't want to waste your time.
So, in order to give yourself a massive edge over the competition, the smart thing to do when getting started is simply to spy on them and copy what they're doing.
And, luckily, there's some great free tools to help you do that.
The first tool is Alexa. Alexa has several different features, but most marketers refer to it for their data on organizing the most popular sites on the the web. They assign websites a rank based, which is calculated using a combination of average daily visitors to the site and pageviews on the site over the past 3 months. The site with the highest combination of visitors and pageviews is ranked #1.
The other tool we can use to some...
If you haven't heard of the site Quora, you're missing out.
It's kind of like Yahoo Answers v2.0...on steroids.
Quora is currently one of the top 100 websites in the world (according to Alexa), and is a platform where people can go to get their questions answered about anything they want to ask.
In addition to being a question and answer platform, Quora also gives you the ability to create your own blog, where you can share what you know with the world, have people follow you, and build your own audience and tribe.
So, in regards to affiliate marketing, Quora provides a tremendous opportunity.
Unlike a lot of other similar platforms in the past, Quora actually gives you the freedom to sprinkle in your affiliate links to the questions you answer.
Now, obviously you don't want to abuse this by spamming the site with nothing but your affiliate links, but this is a great way to help other people and share your knowledge, and in return get rewarded if people choose to take action on the...
I think we can all agree in terms of display advertising rates Google AdSense is pretty much the reining champ.
It used to be super easy to get approved though.
However, in recent years, it's become increasingly more challenging...especially for those who have newer sites that don't already get a lot of traffic.
So, What Are Some Good Alternatives To AdSense That Still Pay Out Pretty Decent?
PropellerAds - I hadn't heard about this network until about a year or so ago when I was doing some research on the best AdSense alternatives. I believe it's only been around a couple years, but it's very easy to get approved for and they offer the opportunity to earn some pretty generous CPMs.
Infolinks - This is another solid AdSense alternative that was founded in 2007. They offer several different products for monetizing your site, but I would recommend you already have somewhat of an authority site built up and traffic coming in before you submit your sites to ensure they get approved.
So, you want to make money with Craigslist as an affiliate marketer, huh?
Well, that makes sense...
After all, Craigslist is one of the top 20 sites on the planet, according to Alexa.
But, even though it doesn't look like the site design has been updated since 1995, unfortunately, it's unusually challenging to game their platform.
But it can be done.
There's always a way.
So, just to give you a quick recap of the evolution of Craigslist affiliate marketing over the years...
Which brings us to where we are now.
Now, two kinds of resources that I recommend checking out if you're serious about marketing on Craigslist are...
1) Some sort of...
I'm no genius when it comes to protecting my computer from malware, and spyware and adware and whatever other "wares" exist out there.
Which is one of the big reasons why I switched to a Mac years ago.
Now, before you start crucifying me on all the reason why a PC is better than a Mac, don't get me wrong, PCs are great...if you're a super-techy nerd that understands how to keep them running smoothly.
But, I just don't.
And, in my experience, after a couple of years of owning PCs, it just seems like they always got infected past the point where any popular antivirus solution on the market just didn't help anymore.
So, since I've been using a Mac now for the past decade, I pretty much have had zero problems when it comes to popups and viruses...
But, sometimes you accidentally click the wrong button online and your system somehow gets infected.
What I really like about Kaspersky is that it's a lightweight app that is cross-checking...
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It's no secret that there are millions of dollars to be made in the adult and dating niches.
Multiple MILLIONS of visitors DAILY.
And adult traffic is way cheaper than most other traffic sources.
So, wouldn't it make sense to siphon some of that adult traffic over to your own site or blog and then redirect it to a number of different adult sites or products?
Yeah, it would...
Except, here's where things get kind of tricky.
Unlike traditional SEO, where Google and other search engines make it pretty simple to figure out specific search phrases and long tail keywords that people are typing in...
Unfortunately they hide most of that keyword data when it...
Years ago I came across a blog article about a guy that was in his mid 20s, who regularly made multiple five figures per month online...
Simply flipping domains.
Now, we're not talking about the kind of domain flipping where you invest in expensive branded domains and then resell those to a higher bidder.
All he was doing was picking up brand new domain names for just the cost of registration...and flipping those to local businesses, over and over.
Now, I had heard of things like this during the dot com boom, in the early days of the Internet, so I thought the idea of flipping domains was a lost art and there was no more opportunity in that.
But, this was about 2011 or so, so it was way past the dot com bubble.
Now, I mention that story to reinforce that you still didn't miss the domain flipping gold rush.
Flipping domains for easy profits is something anyone can still do, and it's even easier to do these days.
Now, what the guy I mentioned above was doing was simply buying the...
If you're new to the solo ads game, here's how it works.
So, with solo ads you're essentially paying for the opportunity to place your offer in front of someone else's list or audience that they've put in the time and effort to build up.
The benefit is that you get push button traffic without having to lift a finger on your part and solo ads can be a really fast and effective way to test new offers.
However, that being said, there are a lot of scammers and vultures in the industry that prey on innocent newbies since most of the people just getting started with buying solo ads are inexperienced, and don't know anything about tracking their links, and whether or not they're getting taken advantage of.
Now, one of the more popular marketplaces to purchase solo ads is a platform called Udimi.
An advantage of Udimi being a marketplace, where other users can leave feedback, is that you significantly increase your chances of success...or at least not getting completely screwed by the...