Posts by Parkwriter 38
One of the things I love about working online is that it fits your schedule, whether you're an early bird or a night owl. I'm one of those people who has no concept of the fact that there a 5 or a 6 o'clock in the morning. I can happily stay up past midnight, one, and even two, then snooze into the farthest reaches of the morning until it's almost ready to turn into afternoon. I'm most productive late at night, so that's when I can work on my websites, blog posts, and other online work. I'm esp
December 21, 2013
As I brainstorm ideas for promoting my websites, one thing keeps popping to the forefront: value, value, value. People are bombarded by websites, social media, pop-up ads, auto-play videos and the like every time they get online. I have to make myself stand out by adding something valuable or I can't hope to attract and retain readers/potential customers. People quickly lose patience with websites that are nothing but thinly veiled sales pitches. You need to give them something of value and the
If you're like me, you're busily setting your 2014 goals for Wealthy Affiliate. I find that if I set them properly, I'm a lot more likely to carry through. Here are the guidelines I use for myself; hopefully others might find them helpful, too: 1) Be challenging yet realistic. I don't like to aim too low because I won't reach my full potential if I don't stretch out of my comfort zone. On the flip side, if my expectations are unreasonably high, I run the risk of getting discouraged and giving u
December 19, 2013
I just realized that I'm in the top 100 for rank. Granted, I'm number 100, so I'm there by the skin of my teeth, but it's still exciting since I just joined last month. I believe in throwing myself wholeheartedly into everything I do. One of the best things about Wealthy Affiliate is the community, so I try to be active with blog posts and responses to the discussions. I get a lot here, but I also hope to give. We all have a lot of knowledge to share with each other. I knew almost immediately t
When you build your online business with Wealthy Affiliate, there's one bad part that you won't realize until you're in the thick of it. An online business is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you don't add fresh content to your blog regularly and follow up on leads, you're going to lose business, just like a store owner who has a “closed” sign in the window when customers come by. I'm writing this blog entry on a cruise. I have my Wealthy Affiliate websites, as well as several oth
December 16, 2013
I loved the timing of the Black Friday offer because it coincides so nicely with the New Year. It's almost time to finalize new years resolutions, and I'm definitely including some goals for my online business. Of course, you can make goals any time and for any reasons. If you're reading this, you're obviously a Wealthy Affiliate member right now, so it's natural to make 2014 goals. But if you miss that new year goal-setting period, why not decided where you want to be by the summer if you're s
December 14, 2013
I love building residual income sources. They're the gift that keeps on giving. I learned this when I started writing Kindle books. Several still sell well even two years after their release. I also have revenue share articles from Demand Studios that still give me a monthly bank deposit. Here at Wealthy Affiliate, I'm already seeing a new type of residual income. I sold my first items via Amazon, and now I get a commission whenever those customers return and buy something else (at least as lon
December 13, 2013
Yesterday I shared a link to a blog post on one of my Wealthy Affiliate sites to get opinions on whether the subject matter was a fit. The blog is Fit By 50, and the post was about Denny's which could loosely tie into weight loss, but I wanted to be sure I wasn't stretching too much. I write for several other venues, and that post was merely one small piece of the overall publicity I handed out to the local Denny
December 12, 2013
As I add content to my websites and include more affiliate links, I've found a time waster that's even more insidious than Facebook. It gets especially bad once you start making sales: the urge to keep checking your affiliate stats. I'm in multiple affiliate programs, so that means logging into each one and poking around. It's sort of like playing the slot machine: will I "win" and find a new sale? As a doctor of psychology, I know the power of random reinforcement. It's what makes Las Vegas so
December 10, 2013
As I work my way through week two, I'm honored to discover that the desperate comment spammers have discovered two out of my three blogs. Their alleged email addresses always differ, but their spam is identical: "I noticed that it’s hard to find your website in google, i found it on (insert arbitrary number here) spot, you should get some quality backlinks to rank it in google and increase traffic. I had the same problem with my site, your should search in google for – insane google ranki