Posts by Brandonacox 89
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
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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
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I just wanted to pass this along. I received a marketing email from Todd Brown (http://marketingfunnelautomati...) and it contained a bit of marketing genius I just couldn't keep to myself...Note: I wrote this almost 3 years ago. But it's still something I use every day in my marketing campaigns. It's a quick read..."Pluralizing The Verb In Your Marketing Funnel"It’s amazing how one additional letter in your headline can impact conversions.Let me give you one example of how one letter&hel
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I've been in digital marketing for over a decade, but I've always worked for others, building lists, websites, and social media profiles for the companies and people for whom I've worked. And I LOVE having served in that way. To extend the life and voice of someone else who has a great message is a great privilege.I had piddled around with affiliate marketing, promoting a link or two here and there. In 2016, I made $363.78. All year. Around Black Friday of last year, I stumbled on Wealthy Affil
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I started preaching when I was eighteen years old. I wondered at the time, who would want to hear what I have to say?A year later when I was nineteen, a church asked me to become their pastor. And I thought, who would want me to lead them?A little over a decade ago, I started a blog. But I did so amid much self-doubt as I kept asking myself the question, who would want to read what I have to write?Six years ago, my wife and I started a church and I wondered, who would want to come?But guess wha
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Some people write books, because writing a book seems like such a success-oriented thing to do. Others start blogs because they hear that blogging can make you rich and famous. And then there is social media with its promise of celebrity-making for the average people who don't live in Hollywood. The problem is, too many people are dabbling. We're hoping that one trick, perhaps undiscovered by all the other hopefuls like us, will pay off with instant fame or fortune.And it can. Some people have
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Yes, but probably not as much as you think. When it comes to online marketing, there's this delicate balance that is hard to strike between investing into your business and earning out of your business.This is true with any business, of course, but with digital marketing, there is actually the possibility of spending almost nothing and earning huge profits. But even with the possibility of higher profits, going cheap and trying to do everything for free may still not be the best option. It's al
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I had a hamster once. His name was Bart, and he lived about three times as long as the average life expectancy of hamsters. I have a theory... it was the wheel. Which is like a tiny treadmill, right? One thing I never did for him, but always wished I had, was create an awesome network of tunnels. Like this one...The more I learn about digital marketing, the more I'm convinced that building hamster tunnels would've made good practice. Marketing is essentially drawing someone's attention to a tim
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I live in Bentonville, Arkansas, where Walmart just made big news this week with the announcement that they're building a new headquarters just a little east of where the current buildings sit.It's a big deal because it changes the face of the town. Their slight shift eastward will affect retail, real estate, and traffic all over the area. Jobs will be created in the process and the economy will only grow, barring the unexpected.You have a headquarters, too. Or at least you should, if you don't
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If everybody jumped off the Empire State Building... after a while it wouldn't hurt so bad! We're taught a piece of conventional wisdom from a rather young age that I've come to see as quite flawed, at least when it comes to entrepreneurship:Don't do what everybody else is doing.There are just too many blogs around. Why would the market support another one?Everybody's trying to speak into this space. Why would my voice matter?The big guys are all doing this so well. Could I really compete?But h
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