Posts by Brandonacox 87
March 16, 2021
The last twelve months have been the most difficult many of us have ever endured - professionally, personally, emotionally, and perhaps even financially. It's been a year of losses. Since the start of the pandemic, at least 2.6 million people have died from Covid-19 globally and over a half-million in my country (the United States). (source) Millions have lost jobs and income, and the financial losses have been the heaviest among those in the service industry and low-wage earners. It's also bee
February 09, 2019
Blogging is dead, right?Ha, not even close!The number of bloggers in the United States is set to reach 30.7 million by 2020.77% of internet users read blogs.People read around 10 blog posts per day.70% of consumers learn about a company through articles and not through advertising.Marketers who have prioritized blogging are 13x more likely to receive positive ROI (return on investment).(Source)I'm a firm believer in the power of blogging to do two things: 1) make a difference, and 2) make money
I've been involved in digital marketing for quite a few years now. I'm obviously a big believer that pretty much anyone, given enough time, knowledge, and motivation, can launch and scale a successful online side gig.I've shared my story with plenty of people - digital marketing has led to a publishing offer, a dream job, enough extra income to pay off debt and improve our family's financial standing. It works!... But it's not for everyone. If you're a marketer, the sooner you realize this, the
I'm a huge fan of Michael Hyatt and have learned a ton from him about online business, success, productivity, and more. I just finished promoting his 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever launch and was a little blown away by the response! I sent over 4,000 clicks, mostly from email and social media, had a 57% optin conversion rate and wound up making 32 sales, which landed me in the top ten on the leaderboard!I wanted to pass along a few quick takeaways and then one HUGE piece of advice about what to
According to Forbes, Stephen King has managed to earn roughly $433 million from writing books. I've never once heard anyone insinuate that it's somehow wrong for Stephen to sell his books instead of just giving them away. When it comes to blogging, however, the idea of "making money blogging" has gotten a bit of a bad wrap. Some people, who believe it's impossible assume that the only way to earn online income is by being scammy or spammy. Others insinuate that it's somehow dishonest to earn mo
I once took piano lessons. For six months. Later, I played the trumpet in band. For six months.In high school, I took guitar lessons. For six months.Today, I am NOT a musician. Why? Because I didn't want it badly enough to stick it out.You've heard this before, but it's worth repeating - successful careers are almost never built in a short period of time.Every once in a while, some prodigy comes along with a particular superpower or skillset and gets rich and famous by age 20. The problem is, y
I recently sent an email to my list about a fantastic piece of video software that I personally use and recommend. The link I shared was my JVZoo affiliate link for the product. Whenever I hit "send" on an email like that, I then try not to look at any analytics for several hours, just to keep myself from obsessing over results.At the end of the first day, I'd received 500 click-throughs to the link and made 17 sales, earning $544.50 in commissions. Not bad.At the end of day two, something pecu
The internet has obviously opened up the potential for almost anyone willing to learn new things to earn an online income. The question is, can anyone who wishes to do so earn a LOT of income online? Sort of. I'm a big believer in using systems that work. When a system works, if you work the system faithfully, you'll get some results. Obviously if you want great results, you have to add some personal finesse to how you work the system. For example... If you buy a good domain about coffee makers
A year ago today, I became a premium member here at Wealthy Affiliate, and I can honestly say it's been one of the better investments I've made in my online business.I point others here all the time in a couple of my email courses, in the sidebar of my website, and even in personal conversations over coffee with aspiring bloggers and online marketers. If you're wondering what the big deal is, here are the four big reasons I'm thankful I decided to invest in premium membership and have no plans
December 12, 2017
One of the biggest lessons I've learned in this last year of growth in my online business is my need to focus (a little) less on blogging and a little more on email.This advice doesn't necessarily apply to niche / review sites as much as it does to you who see blogging as a platform for influence. Most of the people I've coached about blogging say the same thing - "I really need to write more blog posts." Maybe. Maybe not. I obviously don't advocate abandoning your blogging - writing great cont