When I got into video marketing and created my first YouTube channel years ago I thought you had to have all this expensive and fancy equipment to produce a professional-quality recording and video.
And that's simply not true.
Other than a few very inexpensive tools, you don't really need all that much.
So, to save you some time, I've made a list of all the tools I recommend and consider essential.
Anything you decide to invest in outside of this list is not a requirement to get professional results.
Recommended Tools For YouTube Marketing
In recent years a popular trend that's arose is standing desks.
According to research, these desks are supposed to be better for your health than just sitting all day.
Now, I'm no health expert, but I do think it's a great idea to get up and move around a couple of times every hour or so, even if you have an amazingly comfortable office chair.
However, because standing desks have become such a big trend, there's tons of solutions to choose from.
And whichever one you select is all based on your personal preferences.
But, if you're looking for suggestions, the brand that I really like and recommend is called Autonomous.
What I like most about the Autonomous desks are they're very minimalistic and extremely affordable.
They also have an electric motor that makes it fast and easy to adjust the desk up and down.
They have several different sizes and options, but my favorite model is the SmartDesk 2.
They also have several different complimentary products you may think about investing in...
Webinars are an extremely powerful medium for making sales online.
They're basically the most intimate method for communicating with people - the only thing more powerful and effective is a live, in-person presentation.
And since webinars are so intimate, they're an excellent way to build rapport, which usually results in higher conversions.
Most marketers use webinars to sell high ticket offers and as long as you're following a proven formula you don't usually need that many attendees to make a very comfortable living online.
Now, in regards to the webinar solutions that exist, there's quite a number of them.
But, most of the solutions that are out there are either not designed for affiliate marketers.
They're mostly designed for group calls and meetings.
However there is one solution that I highly recommend.
It was designed by online marketers for online marketers.
And it's called Demio.
The reason I really like Demio are...
I'm sure you've probably heard the phrase before "the money is in the list"...
So, let's examine why this is true and also how it's damn near impossible to not make a profit with an email list.
With an email list ideally you've collected an audience of like-minded people that are interested in a specific topic or niche.
And the benefit of having a list, as opposed to constantly having to pay for new leads and customers using paid traffic sources, is that you've got traffic on demand.
You now have a traffic source that you control.
And you're not paying to advertise to that list each time you hit "SEND".
Sure, you're paying a monthly autoresponder fee, but you've got the opportunity to make so much more money than what you're spending for your autoresponder each month, it's ridiculous.
All you have to do now is put relevant offers in front of that audience.
Let's take a look at some basic math...
One popular autoresponder charges $29/month for up to 1000 subscribers.
That means that...
I used to think that things like personal assistants and grocery delivery were only reserved for the rich...
And maybe they used to be...
But, in the last several years there's been all sorts of disruption companies that have transformed entire industries and made it affordable and accessible to have certain services that most people used to not have the luxury of.
One of those solutions is Instacart.
Instacart is a grocery delivery service - and it's awesome.
I've been using it now for over a year and it saves me a ton of time.
Years ago I read the book The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco...
And in his book he says that you need to figure out how much your time is worth and once you know that number outsource everything you can that is worth less than that amount.
That's when I had the epiphany that I should test out outsourcing my grocery delivery.
Instacart lured me in with their "free first delivery" offer and ever since that first delivery I was hooked.
See, I make my money...
Making money online is actually pretty simple.
It all comes down to understanding traffic and conversions.
If you can master these two things you can write your own paycheck.
So, in regards to making money with Clickbank without a website, that's something anyone can do.
You just have to find platforms that allow you to step in front of traffic and advertise the products and services for sale on the Clickbank marketplace.
Some examples of these traffic sources include:
YouTube - This is an excellent high-volume traffic source, that offers an extremely low barrier to entry. And since videos are more interactive and engaging than just words on a page, YouTube gives you a better opportunity to build a relationship and rapport with your audience, which can lead to better conversions.
PPC (pay-per-click) - There are a lot of pay-per-click ad networks that exist, but I would start with Bing Ads, since they actually allow direct linking to affiliate products whereas some other...
There are so many different ways to make money on the Internet...
But, after all these years, I still feel that one of the absolute simplest ways is by publishing ebooks on Amazon's Kindle marketplace.
I started doing this in about 2012 and it didn't take long for me at all to make my first couple hundred dollars (and that was with ZERO marketing or advertising whatsoever).
And those same ebooks still make me money to this day.
Now, I personally didn't stick with it, because I didn't have a formula for scaling at the time...
But, I've had several friends that started with Kindle publishing around the same time as I did, and within a few months had scaled their monthly passive income all the way up to between $10,000-$20,000.
Those friends still continue to make several thousands of dollars every month from Kindle with zero effort.
So, wouldn't it be pretty cool if you had a passive income stream like that?
Well, luckily there's a product called K Money Mastery that actually does...
Well, I never thought I'd be someone to write an article like this, but I honestly think email marketing might be getting closer and closer to extinct.
Is Email Marketing Really Dying?
Well, I used to say absolutely not...
And thought those clickbait headlines were just cleverly constructed by sneaky marketers and designed to get you to click or their ads and articles...
But then I discovered chatbots.
If you've never heard of chatbots before they've actually been around now for a couple of years, at the time of me writing this...
And I kind of ignored them at first as just a passing fad...
But then I saw the results.
And, compared to email open and clickthrough rates, chatbots blow the average email results out of the water.
Chatbot results are kind of like how email marketing was about 15-20 years ago.
See, unfortunately, these days there's so much more noise and things we're distracted by, that even though we still use email...
Unless it's something really important...
Wouldn't it be cool if there was a way that you could get paid to write about whatever it is you want to write about...
Without the pressure of things like deadlines or clients?
Just a really simple way that you could earn several hundred extra dollars a month, on the side, in your free time?
Well, now there is...and it's called GoRead.
GoRead a relatively new platform that's pretty cool.
They basically reward their users for contributing content on the site, as well as for helping to share the word about GoRead and spreading the platform across the web.
How To Earn Money With GoRead
There's several different ways that you can earn money from GoRead, but the simplest and most popular method is by completing the requirements to qualify for shares of the Global Revenue Pool.
The Global Revenue Pool represents a portion of all the sales collected each month by GoRead, and in turn are shared with the most active members of their platform.
There's only a few tasks you're required to...
I'll be the first to admit that I'm not expert when it comes to VPNs.
So, what the heck is a VPN and why is it a really good idea to have one?
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network.
A virtual private network uses a secure tunnel to connect to a remote server, encrypting all data that travels through the private tunnel VPN.
Now, if you're still like...
Ok, so, again, why do I really need one?
Here's a few examples...
You can use a VPN to make your IP address disappear. This is useful in preventing online marketers, search engines and websites from analyzing and using your IP address or location.
Secure Your Internet Connection
VPNs can also be used to keep your data away from third parties. This is especially important if you frequently use public Wi-Fi in places like airports and coffee shops, and want to prevent your sensitive data from being compromised by hackers.
Circumvent Website Blocks
A VPN is also a way to get around censorship and regional restrictions. For...