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Niche Site Case Study [2020 Tutorial]

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Welcome to my niche website case study. This will be an ongoing case study tutorial where I show you how I make a niche website from scratch and I will update this page on the performance as well.

If you are new to niche websites, they are small websites targeted for a very specific category, aka niche. If they are about a very specific niche they are often called micro niche sites.

The idea is to create a site around a very focused niche to receive organic search engine traffic.

The reason they perform so well is that one of the metrics Google looks for is relevancy. If the whole website is about a single topic, it must be relevant right?

Back in the day an exact match domain and few pages could get you first page rankings automatically. As could building a ton of low-quality backlinks.

These days the website generally has to have high quality, relevant content to rank to the first page. But there are still niches with virtually zero competition.

I’ve had a couple of ideas for a niche website for some time now, and I thought I’d see just how fast could I create a website around one of these ideas.

In this post, I will write the whole process as I go, so I apologize if it seems a bit unedited or hard to follow at times. I’m writing this as I go without a script and I’, focusing my efforts on the actual website.

Intial Setup May 3rd 2020

I’m starting this case study with a date so that you will know when this post and the site were initially created (and so that I can remember myself…). I will add dates to all the updates as well.

Choosing A Niche and Keyword Research

The whole process starts with keyword research. I’m going to start by saying that this whole post was inspired by the case study of Football Snack Helmets at Wealthy affiliate.

If you’re not familiar with that case study, it’s about creating a niche website with minimal effort by finding a low competition niche and a bunch of keywords.

As it turns out, sports memorabilia and accessories tend to have a ton of keywords to choose from and lots of sub-niches. More importantly, you can create content around all of the teams and leagues.

So I headed over to Jaaxy, the keyword research tool included in my Wealthy Affiliate premium subscription, and started looking for possible niches.

I figured that there must be other memorabilia items with the similar competition. After doing some research I actually found a ton but I knew I needed to keep my niche specific. So inspired by the football snack helmets, I settled with football tumblers.

I honestly had no idea what tumblers were before I found the niche. You probably already know this, but they are tall drinking glasses for beverages. I guess mostly beer.

But they seem to be a popular sports memorabilia and they are available for the vast majority of football teams. I also had the idea that why limit myself to American football. Soccer is called football everywhere else, so I can target soccer teams as well.

Initial Website Setup

The .com for football tumblers was taken, so I decided to go for the .net domain. Some people think that .com has improved SEO value but according to many credible sources that’s not actually true.

It’s true that .com is better for branding as people generally remember it better. But for a niche site like this, it really shouldn’t matter. I guess we’ll find out anyway.

I bought the domain through Site Domains at Wealthy Affiliate. I love how simple creating a WordPress website with WA is by the way. Just a couple of clicks after registering the domain and I have a website up and running:

Once I had WordPress installed, it was time to install all the required plugins. I’m trying to keep this site super simple, so I installed only what I deemed necessary.

  • Thrive Architect (not necessary, I just like it for improving layout)
  • All-in-one SEO (comes installed with WA)
  • Kraken Image Optimizer (important for page load times)
  • Classic editor, because I use Thrive Architect and I don’t like the Gutenberg editor.

Setting Up SEO and GSC

Next up is setting up the all-in-one SEO settings and website titles and setting up Google Search Console and Analytics for monitoring performance.

I’m using All-in-one SEO as my SEO plugin and it’s pretty straight forward to set up. I just add an SEO title and description for the site and activate the Use Keywords setting. I leave everything else on factory settings.

All-in-one SEO has a field for Google Search Console and Analytics verification codes, so it’s time to head over to GSC and claim the property.

Once that was done, it was time to look at the actual site.

Initial Layout and Content

Now that we have all the page setup done, it’s time to do the initial content. My strategy is to make a page or post for each NFL team and add other leagues as well.

I will include a short history of the team and the logo on each page alongside links to affiliate offers. The whole idea of this project is to see just how well can you get sales with minimal time investment, so I will not be adding any bells and whistles.

Amazon has recently capped their affiliate commissions, so I plan on using different affiliate networks when possible. If nothing else is available, Amazon will have to do.

So I decided my initial content strategy will be to publish a short about page and create categorized pages for all the teams. For SEO purposes I will use the combination “team”-tumbler as the slug.

You can check out how the website looks like at Footballtumblers.net. I’m not going to link to it, because I’m on the same server, and Google might see it as an attempt to manipulate links to the site.

I’m also interested to see how the site will do without any intentional link building. I will probably set up the basic social media pages for the site like Twitter, FB, and Pinterest.

What’s Next?

So now that I have the website up and running, even though very bare bone, what’s the plan? Well, as I said, the whole idea of this case study is to see if you can set up a niche site in a few hours and get it to rank in 2020.

There are typically two strategies you can use to rank a new website these days. The first is to publish very high-quality content and promote the heck out of it. This includes social outreach, paid ads, link building, etc.

The other option is to create tons of relatively high-quality content and not really focus on outreach. You can create authority with the content alone if there’s enough of it and people actually read it.

Typically most blogs use a combination of those two extremes, depending on the creator, niche, and user behavior.

But the Football Snack Helmets case study showed that it’s, in fact, possible to still get organic traffic to a website with minimal effort if pick the right niche.

So I want to find out if I can duplicate those results. What’s not to like about a set and forget website, right?

So now that the site has been initially set up, I will populate all the pages with a bit of content. Then I will let the website marinate to see if it starts to pick up traffic organically in a couple of months.

If yes, I will include affiliate links to relevant offers. If not, I will add some additional content and maybe build some social links to see

The whole idea of this test is to keep as simple as possible, a sort of Jury-rigged website if you will. If it works, I will definitely make more of them.

If you got inspired by this post and by my research, I have only one thing to ask. If you aim to compete, please pick another niche, there are plenty in the sports space.

This way we can get more valuable data, since there is very little competition currently. I’m giving you so many ideas here that I hope you will respect my wish.

If you find the idea interesting, definitely bookmark this page for future reference so you don’t miss out on my results. Also consider sharing this post on social media, if you think someone you know might find this piece interesting!

The Truth About Online Affiliate Marketing In 2020

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Want to hear the truth about online affiliate marketing in 2020? Does it work? Is it worth it? Is it easy? Is it hard? All your questions and more are answered in this article.

You might have heard about affiliate marketing marketed as a simple and fast way to make money online on automation. Passive income and all that stuff.

People who are telling you it's as easy as setting up a simple website, a couple of links and money will start pouring in on automation are lying to you. They are just trying to sell you their products.

Real online affiliate marketing is serious work if you start from scratch. But it does have some pretty awesome advantages over other business models and ways to monetize your online assets.

So if you are somebody thinking about learning online affiliate marketing or thinking about investing in some product, I think you should definitely read this post very carefully.

I promise to share my full experience about online affiliate marketing with brutal honesty. There are tons of con artists and scam products in this space, so tread very carefully.

My mission is to help regular people to create success online, so they can start working on their own terms.

In short, I help you avoid scams and show you the most effective ways to create honest money online.

We are truly living remarkable times as jobs are becoming harder to keep but at the same time we have the opportunity to access the whole world through the Internet.

All the information in the world is at our disposal with the push of a button. And so is the huge business potential.

There are over 4.5 Billion users on the Internet and the number is growing constantly. If you can tap even into a fraction of that traffic, you can make some serious dough.

But is affiliate marketing an effective way to make money online in 2020? Is it too competitive to succeed as a beginner? Is the market saturated?

Let's start by looking at what online affiliate marketing actually is, as this doesn't seem to be very clear to everybody.

What Is Online Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing in short means marketing someone else's products for a commission. It creates a win-win situation where the marketer and the company benefit from revenue sharing.

The company that sells the product or service is usually referred to as the vendor.

The person or organization that market the companies products in turn for commissions is called the affiliate.

Affiliate marketing is not a new invention. In fact, affiliate marketing has been around for probably centuries. People have recommended companies as long as companies have been around. And they've often been compensated for it in one way or another.

But we are talking about online affiliate marketing. Which of course means it happens on the Internet.

This type of affiliate marketing has been around since the early days of the Internet. Many people think Amazon invented online affiliate marketing but they actually just made it a global think. There were companies before them offering affiliate programs.

The key think about online affiliate marketing is that it's based on affiliate links. Affiliate links contain an affiliate Id so when someone clicks them and is taken to the vendors' website, they will know automatically you referred them.

This allows complete automation of the affiliate sales process. All you have to do as an affiliate is to introduce the links in the correct place and the vendor takes care of the hard stuff.

Of course, the real work is in getting the links in the right place. I.e. in front of interested buyers. This is the part that requires serious work if you are starting from scratch.

I'll talk more about that a bit later on but I'm talking about several months of writing content without any income. It's just the name of the game these days.

Benefits Of Online Affiliate Marketing

So why would you want to get into online affiliate marketing or into online business for that matter?

Well because it offers some pretty awesome benefits over other business models.

Especially if you combine affiliate marketing with SEO based content marketing and email marketing.

In short, this business model allows you to work on your business from anywhere in the world. All you need is an internet connection and a laptop.

The business model allows automation and passive income. Meaning that you put in the work once and get paid over and over again as your content on your website or your automated email sequence work for you on automation making sales.

This, of course, means the income model is also cumulative. You increase your income over time as you create more content as most of your content will work as an individual income source.

So you can actually create a business that's not dependent on location in any way, allows you to take the time of any time you want.

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After a certain point, you can also invest part of your profit to automate the process of growing the business. You hire writers and virtual assistants to do the work of creating additional content for your website.

All you have to do is supervise the operation. This can take up only a few hours a week if you plan everything well. But the truth is that most successful marketers want to keep working on their businesses at that point.

Only the skies the limit and it's all up to you, your business, your rules.

In short online affiliate marketing offers great freedom. Greater than any other business model I know.

Does Online Affiliate Marketing Work In 2020?

Yes. Online affiliate marketing absolutely works. It's possible to earn income using this business model still in 2020.

But it's not a magic bullet that will produce income with very little effort.

Affiliate marketing is just a business strategy that creates a win-win situation for the affiliate and the vendor, nothing more, nothing less.

And there are no business strategies that don't involve any work.

Yes, it's completely possible to earn thousands of dollars by simply writing a single email message.

Yes, it's possible to earn thousands of dollars every day on automation through your website without touching it for weeks.

But people who try to sell their product to you on the notion that it doesn't involve some serious work to create a successful online business, are lying to you.

Look, there are more people on the internet than ever before. There are more online vendors' on the internet than ever before. People are making more purchases online than ever before.

This means that affiliate marketing actually works better than ever.

It's true the competition has gotten worse but the opportunities have grown in proportion.

While in the past you could get an exact match domain, set up a "micro-niche" site and put a couple of ClickBank links on it and make some serious profit, these days it's all about creating authority.

This means a new site will never rank straight away. You need to invest time and effort into it or money to advertisements. You need to pay one way or another.

But the benefits are well worth it in my experience.

How Much Money Can You Make With Affiliate Marketing?

In short, the answer is a lot. But we should probably talk about what is realistic.

Typically, in online affiliate marketing, the income is cumulative. At first, you don't earn anything, then you earn a bit and then the profits start to grow exponentially. This is called snowballing.

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It's very typical that you won't earn anything in the first months, especially if you don't use paid traffic. I actually made only maybe $100 the first serious year of online business. (I actually didn't make anything about a decade ago in my first attempt at affiliate marketing).

But over a longer period, it's possible to make a lot of money if you keep at and are willing to invest time to grow your business.

There are people who have been in this business for over two decades and are banking several million every year.

But those are not realistic expectations, at least not in the short term. Some of them are using also unethical methods (some are not).

But it's completely possible to earn a comfortable full-time income (like six-figures/year) within few years of starting your online business and a nice side income before that.

Here are some real-world examples:

So as you can see there is a lot of variances. It boils down to your own skills, work ethics, determination, and luck how much you can make and how long it takes to make a full-time income.

If you are a exceptionally productive and intelligent person, you can some times exceed all expectations but I want you to have realistic expectations.

How Long Does It Take To Succeed With Affiliate Marketing?

Since you even have to ask this, I'm going to assume you don't have any real online assets yet like a successful niche website or a popular YouTube channel.

Affiliate marketing is just a way to monetize your assets, that's why the time it takes to succeed with it depends on the actual asset. Let's use a website as an example.

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If you start from scratch and create a new website. You create some posts with affiliate offers on topics you've researched well and targeted with search engine optimization.

Before you can make any money with affiliate marketing, you will need to get traffic. And not just any traffic and just a little bit. You need tons of targeted traffic that are looking for the information.

There are two ways to get this. Through search engines like Google, which is called organic traffic or through paid ads you can post on Facebook, Google, YouTube, etc.

Organic traffic is free, but it takes tons of time and effort. My recommendation is to create 100 blog posts on your website on relatively low competition keywords before you should expect significant income through affiliate marketing.

With paid traffic, you can start getting sales straight away. IF you know what you are doing. And beginners never know what they are doing.

With paid traffic, you run a huge risk of using more money than making. But if you can master it and make profitable campaigns, your advertisement budget will be the only thing limiting your success.

Either way, I would say it takes on average at least several months to over a year to start making any significant income with online affiliate marketing if you start from scratch.

It took me over a year because I wanted to master the organic method and I wasn't in a hurry. But I know people who have done it faster.

Where To Learn Online Affiliate Marketing?

OK, so we've established that online affiliate marketing still works very well. But you can't just start doing it.

There are a lot of little intricacies that make learning affiliate marketing on your own a very hard subject.

That's why I recommend you invest in a proven method that thousands of people have used to create successful online affiliate marketing businesses.

I'm talking about Wealthy Affiliate. It's a platform that teaches you in a very simple, step-by-step fashion how to create an online affiliate marketing business that's based on niche website/websites.

I've used the model they teach there to create a money-producing website in the strength training niche, something I'm passionate about.

I've found their service so good that I decided I want to promote them as well to spread the word and help as many people as possible to earn an income online on their own terms.

So I'm an affiliate with Wealthy Affiliate and I will make a small commission if you decide to join through my link and become a premium member. That's affiliate marketing in action for you.

I only recommend this service because I know the product works and I have used it extensively myself. That's why I also offer you my complete support if you decide to join through my link. I will become your personal mentor.

You will have my knowledge and your disposal and I promise to do my best to help you out with any issues you have, It's my mission.

I actually created a free 7-day course that answers a lot of your initial questions and helps you set-up your business, so definitely check that out as well.

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Is Affiliate Marketing Worth It?

Well, it depends on how you define worth it. The message I'm trying to convey here is that affiliate marketing is just one way to monetize your online assets.

Affiliate marketing can be very profitable if you already have a successful website, email list or channel. But it's not the only way to monetize it.

But let's say you are completely new to this and don't have any real online assets. I think affiliate marketing is definitely worth it in this situation.

Affiliate marketing allows you to monetize your website without the need for creating your own products and it's usually much more profitable than ads for example.

Affiliate marketing also allows you to completely automate the monetization process for your website. If you'd sell physical products, you'd have to handle shipping, inventory customer service, etc.

Even with digital products you still have to handle customer service, complaints, returns, etc.

With affiliate marketing, all you need is to set up the affiliate links. The vendor takes care of the rest.

So if you follow the training at Wealthy Affiliate, for example, you can create a website, set up affiliate links and once the content gets ranked it will produce income on automation.

Definitely worth it in my books for the simplicity because it's so effortless. But there are also cons to affiliate marketing.

The Problems Of Affiliate Marketing

There are of course several problems and cons with online affiliate marketing.

One of the most obvious ones is that you don't actually own the products you market. A large share of the profit still goes to the vendor.

While the profit side is something that's easy to accept because the vendor is doing all the heavy lifting, I.e. actually distributing the products, there are other risks involved.

Let's say you build a niche website around a very specific product category. There is only one major manufacturer offering a good affiliate deal.

Now if they would go bankrupt, got sold, canceled their affiliate program or for any reason would make the affiliate program unavailable to you, you might end up with a website that doesn't have really anything to sell. You could always use ads, but they don't produce that much income.

Another risk is that you build huge trust with your readers and then your main affiliate lowers their product quality. You get dissatisfied customers. It's your reputation on the line as well, not just the vendors.

That's why I recommend you always choose very carefully who you recommend and always aim to diversify your income sources so you are no dependent on a single company.

Finally, I think the greatest issue with online affiliate marketing is that it has created this huge business that is just about marketing the strategy by using the strategy.

I'm talking about the whole make money online business. There are people and so-called "gurus" who market create products that supposedly teach affiliate marketing secrets and then they market them through affiliate marketing networks to unsuspecting beginners.

They give unrealistic expectations about affiliate marketing and they are created just to make quick sales.

There are also so-called "high-ticket" affiliate marketing programs that require you to invest thousands of dollars in order to get in and to earn the right to market their products.

They are often built around the concept of just reselling the product forwards for a hefty commission. They can make huge income to the affiliate, but I think they are unethical and are just built for creating cash to the owners and affiliates without actual value added to the market.

I want to be completely clear that Wealthy Affiliate is not like this, they don't teach marketing their own program as the main method and I have personally used it to create a successful site in a completely different niche.

I market it because it's actually a legit product that produces results and doesn't create unrealistic expectations.

Conclusion

Well, there you have it, the truth about online affiliate marketing. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below and I'll get back to you asap.

Affiliate marketing definitely works but you have to have realistic expectations about it. It's actually only a business strategy for monetizing your assets like websites, email lists, social media channels, and YouTube.

So to actually create money with affiliate marketing, you first need a way to introduce the affiliate offers to people. You need traffic.

And affiliate marketing is all about relevancy and trust. You need to recommend products that are actually related to your niche and offer solutions to your followers.

Affiliate marketing also has its cons, the biggest being that the companies take a fair share of the profit and are always reputational risk especially when ownership changes. So follow your affiliate companies carefully.

If you want to learn how to create your own affiliate marketing business with a proven plan, definitely check out my #1 recommendation, Wealthy Affiliate and join my 7-day course to fast-track your progress.

If you join, I will offer you my personal support and you can contact me anytime at WA or by replying to one of my emails.

If you found this post useful, please consider sharing it on social media. This will help me to spread to word a lot, so I will really appreciate it!

Thanks for reading and see you next time!

If You’re Thinking: “I Regret Becoming A Lawyer” Read This

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"I Regret becoming a lawyer". Something you probably didn't imagine yourself thinking when you got into law school. I've got good news for you! I found a way out and you can follow it too!

First of all, no matter what your reason for regretting becoming a lawyer, I want you to know it's completely normal and nothing to be ashamed of like you can find out in this video by Dreams Around The World:

There are tons of people in well paying, well-respected professions like doctors, dentists, and teachers that regret their profession.

Often it has more to do with the reasons they chose the professions and the contradictions with the reality than anything else.

The truth is that many professionals realize that they are essentially living at the office or the workplace and their employer or business seems to permeate their minds even in their spare time.

The demands of working life have simply become too hard in many professions. It's almost impossible to hit a balance with the amount of work and income. The temptation to work harder is always there but most professional hate being employees.

I'm sure that you've noticed that practicing law can be extremely stressful. You need to be extremely punctual, quick on your feet, memorize complicated laws, cases, etc.

But here's the thing, as a lawyer you have exactly the qualities and skills you need to create success online.

Why You Hate Being A Lawyer?

So you hate being a lawyer. Have you even considered there might be options for you?

I bet you are living in the "sunk cost fallacy" of your career. You feel that you have invested so much money, time and effort into becoming an attorney and practicing law that you feel like you can't back down now.

You are destined to be a lawyer for the rest of your career, no matter how much you hate it.

It might be your own pride that's preventing you from considering your options or it might be social pressure that's keeping you from leaving your career.

No matter what, only you can know the reasons for regretting becoming a lawyer. I would love to hear from you, so feel free to vent your frustrations below in the comments section.

Maybe practicing law has turned out to be a lot more boring, mundane and even mechanical field than you though. The exciting cases that get your creative juices flowing are few and far between.

I also bet it has turned out to be a lot more stressful than you thought. Many people get into law because of the good pay and prestige.

But the truth is that being a lawyer means you have to be on the top of your game all the time. If you fail, you can ruin a clients' life.

You are also not going to get any new clients' or keep your contracts if you fail to stay at the top of your game.

And speaking of clients', I bet that lawyers get to see all sorts of crazy people ranging from complete sociopaths to narcissists to people who are just plain evil.

 And you have to keep a smile for them because they are paying for your service. 

You might have actually gotten into law to help people but in reality, your work involves a lot of settling and justice rarely prevails.

I guess no-one sees more injustice than lawyers, many times they cause it themselves. This can really get under your skin if you are an honest person.

So boring paperwork, crazy hours and crazy clients'. Put the pay is too good right?

I call this the golden prison. You have things so good that you can't change anything, but you still don't enjoy your life.

You are definitely not alone. Thousands of professionals all around the world are in a similar situation. There is a way out you might not have thought about as an option for yourself. 

The Super Powers Of Lawyers

Before I show you how I found a potential way out of your golden prison I want to point out why you as a lawyer have a special set of skills.

I bet you know this already but as a reminder, becoming a lawyer means you are very intelligent and capable. You have passed a very tight filter to achieve your degree.

You've had to get good grades since grade school, you've had to work hard and consistently to internalize tons of information, you have to have fairly high intelligence, memory and work ethics to be a lawyer.

But here's your real superpower for the opportunity I'm about to show you: You can combine information from several sources to form complicated and long written material.

You can turn your ability to research and write into a very lucrative business, that can eventually exceed your income as a lawyer.

The best part is that you can combine it with practicing law, or use it for something completely else. Let's see how it works.

How To Make Money With Writing

So, as I said, you can use the skills you need as a lawyer to make some real profit. I'm talking about creating an online business that's based on search engine optimized content.

Now you might be thinking that "online business" is just a synonym for a scam, maybe an MLM, or that only one in a million succeeds with blogging if even that.

And I don't blame you, that's what I thought as well initially. The online world is full of scams after all.

A few years ago I wound up looking for information on how to make money online. To my surprise, I found tons of people doing it and lots of ways to make money online.

I learned that online business allows you to create assets like websites that make money on automation or "passively". It also offers you great freedom, as you can work from anywhere in the world. All you need is an internet connection and a laptop.

I tried it myself, but always failed because I really didn't know what I was doing, I needed a plan.

A couple of years ago I found Wealthy Affiliate. I became convinced soon after finding about them, joined the service and followed the training.

Fast forward two years, I own two profit producing websites.

It did take a lot of work to get here. The whole business model involves writing tons of content on topics people are searching for information on.

That content gets displayed in search engine results. You can then monetize the traffic through affiliate offers, ads or by even selling your own services.

The model they teach at Wealthy Affiliate works, plain and simple. The only reason some people don't succeed with it is lack of perseverance and the capability to write enough.

As a lawyer, you shouldn't suffer from either of those shortcomings. I reckon you should be able to succeed fairly certainly by following the training and giving it up to a year or at least 100 posts/pages. At this point a site will very likely produce some income.

I have not interest in misleading you by suggesting unrealistic results. I just want you to know this option exists and what kind of work it involves to see real success.

I'm also not going to lie to you, I make money by promoting their service. I'm an affiliate. If you become their customer through my link, I earn a commission.

But I only promote their service because I have used their training to create an income-producing website in a completely different niche than marketing their service.

So I know for a fact their training works and I've seen it work for thousands of other people. I truly believe in their service and that's why I've decided to promote it through this website.

Just think about how you ended up here? I bet you are seeing the potential here.

I want you to know I truly want you to succeed with this stuff. 

That's why I'm offering you my full support if you decide to join Wealthy Affiliate through my affiliate link.

I will become your personal coach. It's not in my best interest to try and con you into buying something, your trust is my most valuable asset and I'm willing to keep my end of the bargain.

You can contact me anytime if you feel stuck or need help with your progress. You can contact me within the WA system or by replying to one of my emails if you join my free 7-day crash course to online marketing.

So feel free to check out the opportunity, do your research and consider my offer. I promise you won't regret it.

I truly believe this is your best bet for finding a way out of your golden prison without going back to school.

Conclusion

I'm sorry you regret becoming a lawyer. But I totally understand you. I wrote this post so that you know you are not alone in your situation and that there are options.

As a lawyer, you have so much more resources than the "average" person that I truly want you to consider creating your own online business.

I've personally found that my online business is a great creative outlet and it gives me a great sense of satisfaction when people tell me how much my information has helped them out.

It's not a walk in the park and at times I have to force my self to write, but every single time I finish a post such as this, I feel great accomplishment.

This is because I've essentially created something that will drive my business forward and simultaneously help people out. It feels much more rewarding than completing a mundane task.

In case you are feeling skeptical about your capability of creating enough interesting content, I want to assure you that it's not that hard.

As a lawyer, you could actually use your knowledge about legislation to help out people in need. You could then sell your own services or I bet there are some affiliate programs for practicing law. I know there are for insurances at least.

Or if you dread the whole idea of writing about law, you could create a website about your hobbies or passions.

I think it's easier to write about stuff you are passionate about. That's why my other site is about strength training.

I hope you found this post useful. If you did, I would appreciate if you shared it in social media!

Thanks for reading and see you next time!

The Best Website Builders For A Small Business – Get Started Right Away!

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Having a website for your small business is more important than ever. Today we’re going to talk about the best website builders for a small business!

If you own a small business and don’t know how to create a homepage for your business, you’ve come to the right place.

If you own a small business you might have been able to grow it without a website but the fact is that if you don’t have any online presence, you are leaving a ton of money on the table.

The simple reality these days is that people look for services online. It doesn’t matter if you own a mechanic shop, a barber or a coffee shop, many of your potential customers will never find your services unless you are available online.

Just think about, when you need a service, let’s say an electrician (and you don’t know one) really fast. How do you start looking for them?

Newspaper ads? Call your friends and relatives (OK, this is a legit possibility…)? The yellow pages?

Or maybe you do like probably 99% of people these days. You open your smartphone or tablet computer and write “electrician ” on to Google. Or you just ask Siri and she does it for you.

Now if an electrician doesn’t have a website, they don’t stand a chance of coming up in the search engines.

The thing is this, having a website is not really enough in most cases. You have some competition in your area, right?

That’s why it’s important to do Search Engine Optimization, have a social media presence and possibly run paid adds.

While you might dread this, it’s actually pretty simple work you can learn to do yourself. If you have a business up and running, you have probably already been contacted by people offering marketing services.

There are people asking hundreds of dollars for running targeted Google adds campaigns. They use probably $50 or less of that $300 to run your adds.

They are able to do it because people are afraid or too busy or lazy to learn to run their own adds even though they would save a ton.

But the good news is that if you learn these skills, use the site builders I recommend and work just a bit on them, you can dominate your competition.

Just think about it. If your company would pup up as the first result on Google in your area, wouldn’t that just be great for your business?

So now that we understand how important having a website is, let’s look at the top website builders.

1. Facebook

Facebook written in blocks

I know I know, what’s social media got to do with having a website for your business. Well, actually everything.

The bare minimum you need to have these days is a Facebook page. This is for several reasons.

People are at Facebook. Having a page there allows people to find your company through local networks and it allows people who have visited your company or know you to share you page.

If you are new to SEO (Search Engine Optimization), the more authority a domain has, the easier it will rank in search engines like Google.

And believe me, Facebook has some serious authority, being one of the largest companies and well-known social media platforms in the entire world.

So a page on Facebook can and WILL be found by Google. In many cases, a company might not need any other site than a Facebook page.

Facebook also has the tools for sharing important customer information like opening times, menus, location, etc.

You can also publish content as posts on Facebook so you might not need an actual website. I’m sure you have noticed many companies don’t have their own domains these days, only Facebook pages.

I actually don’t think this is a good idea though, I’ll talk more about that a bit later on.

Location is actually one important thing. Google relies on location these days so having your physical location available in all services is important because it will show as a search result to people near you.

Finally, Facebook is completely free. No need for hosting services fees etc.

2. Google My Business

Google My Business is a free business platform from Google. Since Google is the leading search engine by a huge margin, it’s very important you create a Google Business site as well.

This is more important for how your company appears in Google searches and in Google Maps but I’m sure you can understand how important it is for your business to be as easy to find as possible.

A smartphone with geo location tag

Google My Business will allow you to create basic information about your business, all the important customer information, etc. but a downside compared to Facebook is that it’s not as social.

People can leave reviews etc. Put the reality is that they spend much more time on average on Facebook than in Google services.

Google did use to have its own social media platform, called Google+, but it got discontinued because of a lack of activity apparently.

Now let’s look at how to build an actual website.

3. Wealthy Affiliate

There are tons of services offering free domains to run a blog or a small business website etc. but the problem with using services like these is that you won’t actually own anything.

The companies will own your website, they can do whatever they want it, like delete it, add adds to it, edit it, etc.

That’s why I always recommend registering your own domain, preferably the name of your company and hosting it on a legit hosting service.

You should think about domains as virtual real estate, you should always own at least the brand name .com domain of your company so that no one else can take it.

Having your own domain means you will have to host it on a server so you need a hosting service as well.

I personally host my websites on Wealthy Affiliate, which is actually an online platform for teaching affiliate marketing but they also have a great hosting plan with state-of-the-art servers and a superb website builder.

Wealthy Affiliate plan option grid

You see, typically you need to learn at least the bare minimum of technical skills like using FTP and installing WordPress, etc. to get started with creating content on your website.

Wealthy Affiliate has everything you need under the same roof and everything is super simple to use.

You can register your domain, install it on their server and activate WordPress with one click and you are ready to start creating content.

In case you are new to WordPress, it’s a Content Management System (don’t mix it with a blogging platform of the same name) that’s designed for simple use instead of complex technical functions.

It is pretty much the industry standard these days and Google loves WordPress sites so it’s more than capable of creating a company website.

Why I think Wealthy Affiliate is great for small business owners is that the tools and training they have there are actually very useful for any business.

They teach you how to set up your website so that it can be found by search engines. They also teach you how to look for content that people are searching for and then create content so that it can be found on search engines.

I know that you might not be interested in blogging and that’s fine. But if you create even 10 to 20 posts about subjects that you offer services for and people are interested in, you are way ahead of your competition.

You’d be surprised how many people and companies are completely oblivious about the potential that SEO has.

Just consider our electrician. If they have no site, they can’t be found. If they have a Facebook page, they can be found. If they have a company website with 20 posts about topics like home appliance safety, installation services, etc. they will most likely dominate the local search results.

Finally, you might actually get excited about the main business model they teach at Wealthy Affiliate. The business model is SEO based affiliate marketing.

Instead of selling your own services, you would create content about other companies’ products or services and include affiliate links. If people click them and buy something, the vendor pays you a commission.

This process can be fully automated and scaled so that you can have a full-time passive income from your online business. And this is not a joke or a scam.

It takes a lot of work to get to that level, but complete beginners have done it in less than a year. There are tons of success stories at WA that prove the stuff they teach work if you are willing to put in the work.

Conclusion

As you can see, creating a website and online presence for your small business is fairly simple and not something you should dread.

That said it’s also extremely important. Without an online presence, people simply can’t find your small business. Even if you have customers now, you could grow your business exponentially by mastering the online potential.

That’s why I recommend you go straight away to do the following.

  1. Go to Facebook, create a page for your business and share it on your wall and sen like invites to all your friends and contacts. This alone will give you a huge level of outreach. Remember to include information on your physical location.
  2. Register your business at Google My Business. Set your business information and location, so that you can be found on Google maps and in local search results.
  3. Join Wealthy Affiliate, register a domain (preferably your company name or brand name) and follow the training there to create some awesome content people can find.

I hope you found my tips for creating a website for your small business useful. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments section below and I’ll promise to do my best to help you out!

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Is Viper Cache Scam or Legit? [Honest 2020 Review]

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Welcome to my Viper Cache review! If you are wondering is Viper Cache a scam or a legit product for speeding up your load times you've come to the right place.

Viper Cache is a caching software that promises to significantly increase your WordPress site's loading speeds by using advanced caching technology.

If you are new to SEO you might not know just how important page load times are for your rankings. In short, Google aggregates so much data every single second that they don't want any bloat on your site.

They also expect your site to load instantly to provide a good user experience. They don't want to show sites that load slowly on their search results.

So it's obvious that PageSpeed (the metric Google uses for loading times) is extremely important for your SEO. You just can't rank with a slow site.

That's why you are seeing more and more simplistic site designs, fewer images, etc. these days compared to the past. But it's not actually the web amount of data that matters so much but what is being loaded on the first glimpse.

You see caching software makes this "first glimpse" of your site a lot smaller. What you see above the fold will load a lot faster.

Before we continue with the review, I want to be completely transparent and admit I haven't tried Viper Cache myself. I have used WP Rocket extensively and do understand how caching software works and why they are important for your SEO.

I'm not affiliated with Viper Cache, so unlike many other reviews, I'm not trying to sell it to you. I'm just presenting my opinion based on their marketing material and third party information I could find online.

I do recommend other products that I have used and believe in myself, beware those are usually affiliate links. That means that I will earn a small commission if you decide to buy any of them through my links.

I only recommend services I truly believe in and buying through my links won't cost you any extra. I even offer my full support for any products you buy through my links, you can contact me any time and I promise to do my best to solve your problems.

Now that we got that covered, let's move on with the review!

Viper Cache Summary

Product Name: Viper Cache

Product Type:  WordPress caching plugin to improve site load speed

Product Price: $47 (on sale for $37 as of writing this)

Summary: Viper cache seems to be a legit WordPress cache plugin that allows you to improve your PageSpeed scores.


I don't think it's significantly better than WP Rocket for example, like they claim in their sales page but it's more affordable. I would keep in mind that WP Rocket is the Industry standard for caching plugins and there's probably a good reason for that.


I haven't tried Viper Cache myself so I can't really compare the too though. I also want you to know that you might not need a caching plugin at all, as there are hosting services that include this in their hosting. You can check my top recommendation by clicking the button below. 


What Is Viper Cache

Viper Cache is a caching plugin of WordPress. It promises to speed up your WordPress site and thus make it rank better in search results.

You can find their website at Vipercache.com (that's not an affiliate link because I haven't tried their product enough to recommend it to you).

The key selling point they are making over the competition is that their plugin is super simple to use, it works with a single click.

The go to as far as saying:

  • their competitors require a degree just use them and a single wrong click can break your site.
  • Free cache plugins are easy targets for hackers and pose a security risk
  • Their competitors require rebuilding the whole cache if any page is edited
  • Many Cache products don't work optimally with popular themes and plugins

If you don't know what web caching means, in short, it makes your pages load faster by creating (compressed) copies of your HTML content.

You see, without a cache when you enter a site, your browser requests for the information and the server compiles the page. A cached page is this compiled data that can displayed a lot faster.

This will save tons of server-side work, especially if you have a lot of visitors requesting the same page.

Viper Cache costs $ 47 dollars with a year of updates for 25 sites, so it's definitely cheaper than WP rocket for example.

I have used WP Rocket myself and it did significantly boost my PageSpeed scores. Very significantly actually.

So if Viper Cache can achieve the same or better results, it's definitely a useful tool.

How Does Viper Cache Work

You can see how the Plugin operates in this video by Mark Garrett:


If you are new to the world of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), page load speed is one of the most important factors these days.

You can test your own load speeds at Gtmetrix.com or with PageSpeed insights

If there are two pages with the same authority, exactly as comprehensive content the one that loads faster will likely rank first in Google search results.

This is very easy to understand when you consider the fact that Google wants a good user experience above anything else.

This means they want to display the page that answers the search query the best. But they want the top page to load instantly, look nice and be easy to read.

That's why you need to write comprehensive content, avoid using too many ads and have good PageSpeed scores.

The other reason is that the amount of data that is being moved around the Internet these days is incredible. Every single byte of data you can save is a plus in the eyes of Google.

Your PageSpeed scores will depend on a lot of things, some of which you can influence and others you can't.

Things like the code on your site is something you can influence. You can also make sure you are using the latest image compression technologies. Finally, using a caching plugin that allows lazy loading is something you can do.

Things like server speed, PHP versions etc. you can only influence by choosing your hosting correctly. It is important to realize how and what you can change so you don't invest in tools you might not really need.

Is Viper Cache Scam or Legit?

I would say based on what I've seen is that Viper Cache isn't a scam. It appears to be a legit software for improving your page load times.

That said, I would keep in mind they are a pretty new player so there doesn't seem to be that much third party experience.

My recommendation is to always be very skeptical about sales promises, testimonials, and sales proofs. Trust only third party review and be skeptical even about them. They might be trying to sell you the product.

The good thing about WP Rocket, for example, is that it's so well-established that it has tons of third party data to prove it actually works.

On the other hand, every business has to start somewhere and the great thing about new companies is that because they don't have the reputation yet, they might offer some serious bang for the buck because their pricing doesn't include a brand premium.

So it's really up to you if you want to give Viper Cache a chance. It's likely they will provide most of the benefits of WP Rocket for example.

The only thing I really don't like about Viper Cache is how they claim that other plugins are really complicated to use and theirs works on a press of a single button.

If you watched their sales video, you will see that they show how on the standard settings their plugin offers superior results compared to WP Rocket.

I'm not even going to go into the whole problem with doing single comparisons like this because the load time will change on every request because of server loads. You would have to take tens of loads with both plugins and count the average load times to get any meaningful data.

But the real problem is that WP Rocket is pretty light on its standard settings. It doesn't compress your images, minify .css and Java, etc. If you apply those, you will get better results but run a higher risk of breaking your site.

That said WP Rocket actually has built-in safety mechanisms that prevent you from breaking your site, so their claims don't really apply to WP Rocket in my opinion.

On the other hand, I understand that they have to try to stand out some way but I don't really think they are giving an honest comparison between their product and the competition.

You Might Not Need a Plugin

Did you know that there's a hosting plan that includes super-fast servers, caching and image optimization tools so you don't need to invest in additional plugins and tools?

That hosting comes with a proven and legit online marketing training that will teach you in a very simple step-by-step manner how to create a successful online business.

It also includes a keyword research tool and a very active, helpful and motivating community.

I'm of course talking about Wealthy Affiliate, my number one recommendation for beginners looking to create a successful online business.

I and thousands of others have used the training to create successful money-making websites. The business model requires work on your part, so it's not some make money overnight scheme.

Don't let anyone tell you that you can create a successful online business with automated software or just by paying a few bucks for a service.

It always involves work. The people who try to convince you otherwise are making money by selling their services and telling you what you want to hear.

The sooner you realize this, accept it and decide to start working for your own success, the sooner you will see results.

So definitely check out Wealthy Affiliate if you are in this situation. It's what got me from a freebie shortcut seeker to a successful online entrepreneur.

The benefits and freedom of online business are real, they are achievable. But there are no shortcuts, you need to work for them.

You can check out my Wealthy Affiliate review for a more comprehensive look into the training and tools it offers. If you are interested in your own success, I also created a free 7-day course that will help you avoid all the common beginner mistakes.

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Conclusion

I hope you found this Viper Cache review useful and it answered most of your questions. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact me through the comments section below and I promise to get back to you asap.

If you have a WordPress site on a regular hosting plan I have no doubt Viper Cache can help you improve your loading times significantly.

That said I don't really believe it's significantly faster than WP Rocket but it's definitely more affordable.

Just remember WP Rocket is a very established product so it might be more trustworthy.

Also remember there are hosting services like Wealthy Affiliate, which include these caching features on the server-side as a standard so you don't need to invest in additional services.

That said, caching is a surefire way to improve your site's loading speeds and it's very important for SEO so Viper Cache is definitely a legit product.

Just keep in mind that caching isn't the be-all, end-all of PageSpeed even though it's a crucial part of it. You need to have optimized images, optimized code, and fast servers as well.

Then to make things as fast as possible, you will have to utilize a service called Content Delivery Network or CDN like Cloudflare. They are paid services that cache your whole website data locally.

It's not something that a beginner marketer needs but if you own a huge website, especially something with lots of data-intensive content like high-resolution images and videos, you will need a CDN to optimize your load times.

So caching plugins like Viper Cache definitely have their place but I suspect most premium hosting services will start implementing caching services straight into their hosting as this is a significant market competition advantage.

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Traffic Mate Review – Is It a Scam?

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Welcome to my Traffic Mate Review. If you are wondering if Traffic Mate is a Scam, check out my take on it.

Traffic Mate is a new traffic producing software that is being sold as an SEO tool for generating huge traffic to any website.

The question is, can Traffic Mate truly produce traffic to your website? Read on to find out.

First of all, I want to congratulate you for doing research on the product. It's very easy to fall for testimonials and marketing hype online.

Doing research on products is the only way to avoid scams and to find legit products that are proven to work.

My mission is to teach as many people as possible how to make money online, using ethical and legit business models that don't involve scamming people for a quick buck.

It took me years to start seeing success online and I have bought completely useless products in search of an easy way to make money online.

So I, unfortunately, have firsthand experience with the dark side of online marketing that is people selling useless or overhyped products to unsuspecting beginners.

I don't want you to go through the same and lose a ton of money and in the worst case your hope. There are legit products that can teach you how to make money online.

Just remember that anyone that claims you can make money online without any work, is very likely just trying to make a quick sale.

Making money online is a high-value skill, so you can't buy such services for cheap and if you want to learn them yourself, you need to be willing to work for it.

Now that you know where I'm coming from, I want to be completely honest and tell you that I haven't tried Traffic Mate.

I'm basing this review on their marketing material, third party information and my own experience. It presents my opinion based on that information.

I'm not affiliated with them in any way, so I'm not going to hype them unless they deserve it. I try to remain as unbiased as possible. Your trust is my most valuable asset and I have nothing to win by trying to trick into buying something.

I do recommend products I believe in and have tried myself. If you buy a product through one of my links, I will usually earn a small commission.

In exchange for this commission, I want you to know that you will have my full support at any time if you want to contact me about the product. So, it's totally up to you if you want to buy through my link. Just know that it doesn't cost you anything.

But now I'm rambling, let's get on with the review!

Traffic Mate Summary

Product: Traffic Mate

Product Type: Traffic generating software (WordPress plugin).

Product Creator: Mike McKay et al.

Product Price: $97 full price, $16.93 as of writing this. + upsell OTOs (One Time Offers).

Summary:

Traffic mate probably can help you get a bit of social media traffic but I'm having a hard time believing it would produce thousands of daily visitors without additional investments.

The content creation tool is a simple article spinner. You can create a successful website on spun content. You need to create original content.

Finally, the SEO tool seems to rely on backlinks that are likely not the right kind and might even hurt your SEO. I'm just stating backlinks are risky, this is my opinion.

I can't really recommend the software because it's very new, suspiciously cheap for the features and uses strategies that might have worked a decade ago but not in 2020.

Instead, I recommend you invest in training that teaches you how to create fresh original content of your own and that thousands of people have used to create successful online businesses.

You can find my recommendation through the button below.

What Is Traffic Mate

Traffic mate is an All-in-One traffic suite and software tat operates through a WordPress plugin.

You can check their sales page here. That's not an affiliate link, I'm not promoting the product.

The creators claim it allows you to generate 1000s of visitors fast by utilizing three different ways to produce viral traffic for any site.

It apparently also helps with your SEO by creating backlinks and on-page optimization. It also features a 1-click social media traffic generation tool.

If that's not all it apparently also creates unlimited content on autopilot, so it's a content creation tool as well.

To make things even more interesting, it includes a full commercial license! This means you can use the software to sell it as a service to your clients.

SEO businesses can make big bucks these days so if it really works, that commercial license would be a huge bonus.

So how much does a piece of software like this cost? Well, the full retail price seems to be a one-time payment of $97. And it's currently selling for $16.93.

Now that's a lot of value for a low price. And that's what makes me skeptical.

Your typical SEO tools like Ahrefs or SEMrush will cost upwards of $99 per month. This software costs less than that for one time and offers an automated content creation service and traffic tools.

When you consider that the going rate for about 1000 words of content is anything between $5 to $100 it's pretty incredible they can automate content creation for such a low price.

There's a reason for this I'll talk about in the next chapter.

There are a lot of OTO (One Time Offer) uppsells in their sales funnel as well. You can check their Joint Venture site here to see just how affiliates are making money by selling this product.

How Does Traffic Mate Work

Using Traffic Mate seems to be simple enough. You buy the product, download the plugin, head to your WordPress back office and install the plugin.

Once the plugin is installed, you are ready to set it up.

You can see how the software operates in this Traffic Mate Demo Video by Marketing With Luan:

If you watch that video it becomes apparent the traffic creation tools are not something that is going to get you thousands of visitors with a couple of clicks, unless you already have a massive social following.

It seems the program simply allows you to share your posts on Facebook and Twitter. You can share them in New Feed, Friends Timeline, in Groups, as an Event, etc.

While this can help you get a bit more of social coverage, it's not going to bring you tons of traffic. You can't just go and spam groups and people's walls with your content, expecting to get tons of traffic.

Sure, you might get some but you have to be careful where, when and how often you share your links. This is social media marketing 101.

Not to mention the fact that it takes literally 10 seconds more to just copy your link and share it in social media.

The next feature is the auto content creation. It would be great if you could create content on automation. It took me a couple of hours to create this short review so it could really save up some time.

Unfortunately, it isn't that simple. Traffic Mate allows you to search for content by niche and keyword. It then allows you to choose articles and "spin" them to create unique content.

Spinning means rephrasing and reordering existing content to make it seem unique. While it can have legit uses for SEO, you can't create a site completely of it.

It's true that unique content is very important for SEO and traffic conversions. But Google isn't stupid. It can spot spun content and more importantly it can understand it's not original and easy to read.

Then there is the whole question where are they sourcing their content from? Even if it's spun, Copyright infringement is a possibility if they don't have permission to use the content. Notice that this is just my speculation as I don't know where they source the content.

Finally, they have a backlink creation service. I'm not even going to go into detail why using a service like this is a bad idea in 2020.

In short, backlinks have lost importance over content, but they are still incredibly important. But they can be a huge liability as well.

You see, tons of unrelated, low authority links can cause some serious negative SEO on your site while related links from high authority domains can really boost your SEO.

I don't know where they get their backlinks but I'm having a hard time believing they are from high authority, relevant domains with good anchor texts.

If the service would cost $990 / month, then maybe, but not at this price point.

Which begs the question...

Is Traffic Mate Scam or Legit?

Traffic Mate seems to be legit and not a scam. Considering what it promises to do. Other than that it's a case you get what you pay for.

You have to realize affordable software like this will not likely produce high quality converting traffic to your website or solve your content creation issues. Honestly, 10 years ago software with these features could have dominated search results.

But not in 2020, the game has changed. Backlinks work differently, social media works differently and content quality is more important than ever.

The content the software helps to create is borderline copyright infringement. At least in the demo, it seems it fetches content from other sites and spins it.

Spinning means it rewords and restructures the content. This will, of course, make it lower quality and harder to read. Albeit the modern spinner Softwares make reasonably readable content.

If this stuff would work in 2020, don't you think Google results would be filled with spun articles and websites that didn't have original content? Why isn't everybody doing this if it's so cheap?

Google is really smart these days and it's getting smarter constantly. It can read the text like a human, it understands signals that show text is easy to read, comprehensive and understandable.

In short, Google wants to give the best user experience possible. Spun articles simply won't offer this.

I'd be willing to bet they have algorithms to spot spun texts. They can recognize which text is the original and which is low quality spun content.

Unless you can afford some seriously advanced text generation AI software you will have to either write your content yourself of hire someone else to do it.

Consider this, If spun texts could really rank well in Google, do you think there really would be enough demand for copywriters to ask $100 per 1000 words of high quality text?

So all in all Traffic Mate probably does what it promises but the real benefit from it will minimal or even negative on your site.

Bad backlinks and spun articles is a great way to get your site sandboxed, i.e. banned by Google.

Do you really want to risk it? If not, maybe you would be interested in a proven way to make money online honestly.

An Honest Way To Make Money Online

Like I said in the beginning, I spent years searching for shortcuts and quick fixes. I lost a bit of money but especially time. I made some dumb decisions.

Then couple of years ago I decided to take this whole online marketing thing seriously. I decided I would actually work for it.

I also decided I wanted to follow a proven program so all that I'd have to do is put in the work.

I did a ton of research and eventually stumbled upon a service called Wealthy Affiliate. Many marketers were praising it.

Because I already understood how the online marketing world works, I knew I couldn't just take their word for it. They were all likely just affiliates.

I did a ton of reading about the company and read all the dirt as well. Finally, I decided to try the free membership and saw this post about Wealthy Affiliate success stories (That's an affiliate link, I trust WA).

Wealthy Affiliate success stories

I checked all the people's profiles and they all seemed to be real people with real backgrounds. This is what convinced me to join the program.

I've been a part of the community for some time now and it did take me over a year to start seeing success.

Everyone's journey is a bit different. They teach you everything you need to know to create a successful online business but it's up to you to learn and apply it.

I'm not going to lie to you, it did take some serious work to start seeing success. But it's totally worth the benefits.

In case you are new to online affiliate marketing, the benefits are huge. You can work from anywhere in the world, the income is cumulative and passive to an extent, meaning you will earn increasing amounts of money over time on automation.

Eventually this allows for the so-called laptop lifestyle I.e. freedom to work where and when you want, on your own terms.

It's also totally scalable, there really isn't an upper limit to what you can earn. So if you fantasize about becoming a millionaire, online business is one of the best bets.

But it's also a great source of supplemental income for your actual career. 

So if you truly want to become a successful online entrepreneur, stop chasing shortcuts and "free" traffic. Just decide you are willing to learn and work for it, follow a proven training like that in WA and you will succeed.

The sooner you accept this, the sooner you will see success. In case you are interested in the training, I created a free 7-day course that will help you avoid all the beginner mistakes and get a head start. You can get it through the form below.

You can enroll for the 7-day course by submitting your email address into the form below. I will not spam your email and you can unsubscribe anytime. There are no hidden costs during the 7 days. 

Conclusion

I hope you found my Traffic Mate review useful. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Traffic Mate definitely seems like an intriguing product with a lot of high-value features. SEO, traffic and content creation all in one plugin is a huge thing.

Unfortunately, the information I've seen on the demo doesn't really convince me it could produce high-quality traffic and content.

Both traffic and content are expensive to get these days. They require either a lot of time or money. The pricing of the product simply seems way too low.

Just think about it, why would the sell out a tool that offers these high value services for so cheap when they could ask 10 or 100 times more and still be

Could it be to make a quick sale? I'll leave it up to you to decide.

I'm not convinced, so I'm not going to recommend the product or invest in it myself.

Instead, I'm going to recommend you invest in a proven system that thousands of regular people just like you and I have used to create successful online businesses.

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Is FunnelXpress Scam or Legit? [FunnelXpress Review]

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Welcome to my FunnelXpress review. Is FunnelXpress a scam or a legit way to increase your sales? Read on to find my take on it.

First of all, it's great to see you are doing research on this product. The online marketing and make money online space is just full of scams so you need to be careful with every purchase decision.

I encourage you to be skeptical about every single review you read in this niche, including mine. Especially if you are a beginner.

The sad fact is that a huge portion of this business is based on ripping off unsuspecting beginners.

It's very easy to mislead people with unrealistic promises of overnight riches that magically appear to you with a push of a button.

So if you are a beginner to online business, you have made a very wise decision to do research. Never trust the marketing talk and the testimonials, they are meant only to make you the decision to buy.

That said, I want you to know there are completely legit and ethical ways to make money online. It's not just a huge cesspit of scam artists preying on unsuspecting newcomers.

You can actually make a full-time income online and more, but it always takes work and learning. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Now that we got that out of the way, let's move on with the review. Before we start I want to be completely honest. I haven't tried FunnelXpress myself.

I'm also in no way affiliated with them, so this is not a pitch to sell you FunnelXpress. I do however recommend other products, I truly believe in, so my content does contain affiliate links.

I'm basing this review on their marketing material, third party information and my own experience. It presents my opinion on the product based on this information. Nothing more, nothing less.

FunnelXpress Summary

Product: FunnelXpress

Product Type: Done-for-you Affiliate Funnel building software

Price: Full price $97, $23.97 as of writing this

Recommended:

I can't recommend anything that is done-for-you because you will never succeed as an online entrepreneur with that mindset.

You need to learn the skills yourself and once you understand the process and have the money to invest, you can outsource some of the work.

But first, you have to learn the ropes. You can find my top recommendation to do that through the button below.

FunnelXpress seems to be a legit software for creating sales funnels with ready picked affiliate products.

The funnels look professional and the products are good so I have no doubt they would work pretty well.

The problem is that I can't tell how you are supposed to get traffic to these funnels. Apparently the product includes some traffic training (third party information) but this is actually the hardest part of making sales online.

That said, I could possibly recommend this product for creating effective sales funnels once it's a bit more established. Currently, it's very new so there are not many users' experiences so it's hard to evaluate how trustworthy it is.

What Is FunnelXpress

FunnelXpress is a cloud-based software that claims to be a completely newbie friendly affiliate system that can create your income with few clicks of a button.

In their commercial (that's not an affiliate link) they talk about how 95% of affiliate marketers fail but how the top 5% make tons of money by finding profitable niches, finding the best-selling products in those niches and by using affiliate funnels to collect leads as they profit. Finally, they drive traffic into their funnels.

They also talk about how hard it is for a beginner affiliate marketer because you need to learn a ton of new skills, an ongoing budget and to drive traffic to your offers. And how this adds up to a lot of time, money and effort.

They offer you a proven solution that is apparently 95% done for you.

  • They pick the niches for you
  • They pick the products for you
  • They provide ready-made funnels for you
  • Hosting and the traffic is included
  • All you have to do is to pick a niche and product, add your links and launch your funnel in minutes.

So it's essentially a 95% ready-made affiliate marketing funnel system that supposedly makes you money with a few clicks.

The regular price seems to be $97 but they are running a launch and the price is at the time of writing this $23.97. One-time payment.

Sounds great, if not a bit too good. Let's see how it actually works.

How Does FunnelXpress Work

They show in the commercial how FunnelXpress helps you create a money producing affiliate marketing funnel in five steps:

  1. Pick from 30 most profitable prequalified niches, including SEO, Affiliate marketing, Fitness, Offline marketing, List Building, Dating, etc.
  2. Choose a funnel from 60 preformatted templates
  3. Fill in the blanks. I suppose this means your affiliate Id's, possible personalization information, social links, etc.
  4. Choose from 50 evergreen products to promote. Evergreen means they are always in fashion, i.e. make money online, weight loss, etc.
  5. Turn on your FX traffic generation and watch the traffic and sales roll in.
  6. I know it said five but the final step is Rinse & Repeat.

Their service also offers hosting so you don't need to invest in hosting or domains. They even gather your leads and create an email list for you in every step of the funnel. Sounds pretty good so far!

You can check how the software looks like from this Demo Video by Rash Vin:

If you are new to this stuff, the key things to look for here is how they are producing traffic and is the price of the product reasonable compared to the claims.

They seem to be using something called FX traffic generation to produce traffic to your funnels. I could not find any information on what this actually means.

On the video below Jono Armstrong mentions that FunnelXpress comes with a bit of traffic training, but no actual done for your solution.

Also, they are asking less than $30 for a service that hosts your funnels, collects your leads (an email lists), provides traffic and builds your sales funnels. And that's a one-time payment.

A hosting service is easily $20/month, and email autoresponder that is scalable starts at $20/month, a funnel building software about $20/month.

Traffic can be had for free through SEO but it takes work, time and patience. You would have to invest a lot more than $20/month to get significant sales from PPC campaigns.

Even with the regular price of $97 FunnelXpress would be phenomenally affordable. Downright cheap.

This begs the question of how can they offer it for such a cheap price if the product is legit?

Is FunnelXpress Scam Or Legit?

FunnelXpress doesn't seem to be a scam. It seems to do what it promises, it builds funnels for selling affiliate products. It does this on cloud-based software that doesn't require you to invest in your own hosting.

But I don't recommend it to you. Why? Because you are not creating an actual sustainable business for yourself.

You are completely at the mercy of this software. It's like running a real business without any real assets of your own.

They host your funnels and they gather your email list. Those are assets you should never let someone else own.

Well, at least you can download your email list as a .csv and the funnels to host at your own website from FunneXpress, but having an automated system keeps you from actually learning these skills yourself.

The only thing you really get is the possibility of affiliate sales. Now if you can make more money on the FunnelXpress than you pay for it, it would actually be a phenomenal product.

Sure, you wouldn't have an actual business but you would essentially have software for printing money so who cares!

But here's my question. Why would they sell that information?

It seems just a bit too good to be true to me. I've learned it the hard way there are no "free lunches".

Get rich quick schemes and money-making systems that don't involve any work just don't work.

If they did, why the heck would they be selling it to you for such a low price instead of taking all the profit themselves? Just think about it.

I'm not claiming this is the case with FunnelXpress because I haven't used it. but I would be extremely cautious because they claim fast income with virtually no work. Feel free to share your results and convince me otherwise.

I actually think the funnels and products they create are legit but I would guess the hardest part with this system would be producing converting traffic. Which is usually the case with similar products.

What if I told you that if you change your mindset a bit, you could create a successful online business you would actually be proud to show to people?

My Recommendation

If you are serious about learning how to make money online, you need to change your mindset into creating an actual business that provides value to people, your customers.

Using automated funnels to sell products other people have created is not adding actual value to your customers even though it's completely possible to make some money that way.

If you want to make a living from online marketing, you need to think long term. You need to think in terms of assets.

A website is an asset. An email list is an asset. A YouTube channel can be an asset. An Instagram account can be an asset.

You need to create assets you own and you need to leverage assets owned by others (i.e. YouTube and Instagram). You need to diversify your income sources.

The sad truth is that pretty much every single product out there that promises to produce income on automation doesn't really work.

Usually, it's because you can't get traffic to your offers. Even if the product has some kind of system in place traffic, it rarely converts well.

This is because targeted traffic is the holy grail of online marketing. It's expensive to get traffic. It requires either money or labor or both.

I struggled for years to make money online. I tried a ton of products that offered easy money.

The second I decided I'm going to take this stuff seriously and follow a proven step-by-step training I started seeing success.

Well, actually it didn't happen instantly. It took several months of consistent work. But I actually felt proud, unlike when chasing easy money.

That's why my recommendation to you is to make the decision to start taking this stuff seriously, learn the necessary skills and start working for your future.

If you can do that, you will be rewarded with the freedom that online business and affiliate marketing provides.

You can work from anywhere and your business will produce income even when you sleep.

If this is something you truly want, you can find my top recommendation for learning the skills by clicking the button below.


Conclusion

I hope you found my take on FunnelXpress useful and it answered some of your questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact me through the comments section below.

I have no reason to suspect that FunnelXpress wouldn't do what it claims to do. That is building affiliate marketing funnels with automated affiliate products and links.

The good thing is that they actually have included hosting your websites and gathering your email leads. They even allow you to download both of these so you can use them on your own site or import to another

But i'm extremely suspicious of the low price and I think you should be too. If the system creates sales even without paid advertising, why on earth would they give it away for so cheap?

If you have used the product, please feel free to convince me it works. I just might try it myself.

You have to also keep in mind this product is very new. Well, actually they claim they've used it since 2011 but I couldn't find any older reviews about the product.

That's why I recommend you learn a system that has been proven to be successful by thousands and thousands of successful affiliate marketers. You can get started by signing up for my free 7-day course.

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Instant Success Site Review – Is It A Scam?

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Welcome to my Instant Success Site Review. If you are looking for information on the product and wondering if it's a scam or a legit product, you are in the right place!

Instant Success Site is a WordPress plugin and software that promises to create content for your website. Content creation is one of the hardest parts of online business, the actual work, so this is something especially beginners will find interesting.

Could it be possible to create all the content for your website with the click of a button? Read on to find out.

To be completely honest, I have not tried the product. I'm not also in any way affiliated with the product or its creators.

This means my review on the product will be unbiased but it only presents my opinion based on the marketing material and research, not actual experience with the software.

That said, I do have enough experience in real-world SEO (search engine optimization) and content creation that I feel like I can give you valuable insight on this product.

So without further ado, let's get on with the review!

Instant Success Site Summary

Product: Instant Success Site

Product type: Content creation software (WordPress plugin)

Creator: Dan Green

Price: $27 + upsells

Recommended:

I have no reason to doubt the Instant Success Site wouldn't do what it promises, which is populating your site with content and sharing it in social media for traffic.

I still really can't recommend using automated content creation tools. The truth is that Google doesn't like them these days and neither will your visitors.

I can't really evaluate how high-quality content the plugin creates but keep in mind that quality content creation services are expensive, so it doesn't make sense a software would be sold cheap if it could create high-quality unique content on automation.

My recommendation is to get over the fear of creating content yourself. It takes work but it's the best way to succeed as a beginner in online marketing.

That said, I don't recommend to start creating content blindly. It's important to know what you are doing so people actually see your content.

That's why I recommend following a proven step-by-step training. You can find my top recommendation by clicking the button below.


What Is Instant Success Site?

Instant Success Site is a Warrior Plus product created by Dan Green. It's a WordPress plugin automation content software.

You can check the Joint Venture site that talks more about the features and the commission plan they are offering to affiliates. Which I'm not.

It claims to do the following simply by installing the WordPress plugin and selecting a niche (selection of top converting niches IM, dieting, fitness etc.) with just one click:

  • Daily content relevant to your niche
  • Full detailed reviews of Clickbank products related to your niche including videos
  • Automated ClickBank Id insertion to Buy links
  • Automated social media sharing including FB, Instagram and Pinterest for targeted traffic
  • Essentially content, magnetization, and traffic done with a couple of clicks.

How Does Instant Success Site Work?

So how does this work in practice?

Well the process is apparently as simple as:

  1. Install the plugin
  2. Choose a Niche
  3. Add your ClickBank Id
  4. Press Go and watch the software create content for your site on automation

Sound simple doesn't it? Not too hard to complete.

Well, of course, they are presuming you have a website set up with WordPress and you know how to use plugins. That's a reasonable expectation.

Since this product is clearly targeted for complete beginners I just thought to point that out so you do realize that you need a website hosting service, a domain, and a WordPress install to this software operational.

They do have a demo video on the JV site so I might want to check that out. The resolution on the video isn't great, but from the content I could read, it actually looks very decent.

Another important thing is that you don't seem to be able to input post titles and other important parameters for SEO, the content is fully automated as it claims.

Another thing they didn't mention right away is that you will, of course, need to insert your social media user ID to get the social media integration working.

Once you insert them, the plugin will create social media posts on automation about each post.

Is Instant Success Site A Scam Or Legit?

Since I haven't actually used the product, I'm not going to claim it's a scam. I actually have no doubt that the product does what it promises. That is creating content on automation.

The problem is that the content has to come from somewhere. Google doesn't like duplicate content and you just can't copy other people's content without permission.

This leaves essentially a couple of options for the source of the content. These are just my guesses, I might be wrong so don't hold my word for it.

First is that the software fetches content from creative commons, i.e. material that is copyright free. This is OK to share but duplicate content that will not likely rank in search engines.

The second is that it searches for relevant websites, takes the information here and there and uses some sort of algorithm to spin it into a coherent article.

No matter what the source is, let's assume it's something that doesn't cause copyright infringements.

There are still problems. Google is very smart these days. It can definitely differentiate spun content from unique, well-written content.

Google wants to produce the most relevant content with the most comprehensive answer to the search. All it cares about is user experience.

Do you think that spun or duplicate content without any real insight will provide a good user experience? I'm not claiming Instant Site Success does this but automated content creation has to come from somewhere.

Just think about it this way. There are copywriters for hire in several places online. You can get a really crappy copywriter for about $5 / 1000 words (usually almost incomprehensible copy) and a really good one for about $100 / 1000 words (publisher quality).

On a single post, you will need at least 1500 words these days to rank well in Google. More is better generally.

A typical money producing niche site will have at least 50 blog posts, usually several hundred these days.

If a piece of software costs less than $100 bucks, even per month, you can rest assured it doesn't write you high-quality content that will replace human writing.

If it did, they wouldn't be selling it for that cheap.

But here's the interesting thing. Their software relies on social for traffic instead of SEO.

He shows in the demo how the Facebook page starts to create content through clicks.

The one thing he doesn't mention is that you would have to have followers on the FB page to actually get clicks. This means that to make this strategy work, you will need to grow your FB page.

This can be done pretty fast with paid traffic IF you know what you are doing. But I don't see it working on automation unless there is some additional automated social outreach build into the software. Just my observation.

My recommendation

So you want to make money online but want to make it fast. You want to find the shortcut that will get you rich quick. I understand this very well, I was you once.

But here's the thing. You can succeed online and generate a full-time income and more. But you need a change in mindset, a paradigm shift if you will.

You need to change your focus from getting quick sales in any way possible to providing valuable content that people find useful.

Please hear my advice. When I first learned about online marketing I tried a ton of products promising quick riches because I dreaded putting in the work.

Not surprisingly none of these products really worked. I even bought a ready-made website and sales funnel that was supposed to make money simply by driving traffic to it.

I think it did make me $35 after spending about $100 on traffic and over $100 on the product itself.

The people creating these products are in the business of making money from unsuspecting beginners.

Want to know when I started to see success online? The second I got over my fears and started actually working.

In all honesty, I was afraid. What if my content sucks? What if I can't produce it enough? What if people will laugh at me?

Get this into your head. There. Are. No. Shortcuts.

Success requires effort and getting out of your comfort zone. I know you don't want to hear this but it's something you have to accept if you want to see success.

The silver lining is that you get to help people, grow as a person and create a thriving business you can be proud to show to your loved ones. And of course all the freedom online business offers.

So tell me, do you want to keep chasing shortcuts or become serious about this stuff? If you are willing to learn and to apply what you learn, you will succeed.

The key is to follow a program that is proven to work, apply it and to stay laser-focused on it until you see success. Don't let anyone tell you that you can succeed without work, they just want your money.

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Conclusion

I hope you found my Instant Success Site review useful and it helped to answer your questions. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to leave them in the comments section below and I'll promise to get back to you as soon as possible.

Instant Success Site likely does what it promises. It creates content to your website with the click of a button.

Unfortunately, it's very unlikely this content will be unique, high quality and. I.e. the kind that Google and other search engines appreciate and want to show its users.

I guess you could, in theory, create spun copyright-free content on automation and mass market it through social media or PPC campaigns and get a sale here and there.

The problem is that to make money, the content quality becomes even more important than for SEO. People can spot spun or irrelevant content in a second.

Would you trust clearly automated content that has illogical sentence structures enough to buy something "it" recommends? I know I wouldn't.

Creating content on automation is not a sustainable business strategy. You either have to create valuable content yourself or pay other people to do it. There's no way around it.

You should always remember that you don't necessarily have to write. You can create videos or images, i.e. Instagram or YouTube for example. But you need to create content if you want organic traffic.

If you have the cash to spend, you can set up landing pages and sales funnels and drive paid traffic to them to get over the content creation hurdle.

But be aware that this is a business model that takes a lot of experience and is risky. A beginner can burn through money like paper if they are not careful.

That's why I recommend you learn to master SEO and organic traffic first and then expand to paid traffic. This way you got all your bases covered.

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Is 1st Page Ranker a Scam or Legit? [2020 Review]

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Welcome to my 1St Page Ranker review. If you are wondering if 1St Page ranker is a scam, I'll help you decide.

First of all, congratulations to take the time to research the product you are considering buying.

Researching is the only way to avoid all the scams out there. And there are a ton of scams in the internet marketing and SEO world.


I'm not affiliated with 1st Page Ranker or the creators of it in any way, so unlike may of its affiliates out there, I can offer a fairly unbiased review of the product.

I say fairly, because I, of course, have my own incentives for creating this post. I recommend products I truly believe in.

I like to be upfront about that because your trust is my most valuable asset. I'm not in the business of misleading people.

That's why it's also important to know that anything that promises instant results, including rankings, traffic or sales, is usually a scam.

Strategies that work either require significant time investment or cost a lot. That's just how economics works. Law of supply and demand and all that you know...

So if something seems too good to be true or promises incredible results for a relatively low price, the chances are it's a scam. Legit products are usually either reasonably priced (they require work) or very expensive (they do it for you).

But is 1St Page Ranker a scam? Let's find out!

1St Page Ranker Summary

Product: 1st Page Ranker

Product type: SEO Software for YouTube videos

Creator: Ali. G

Price: $27 + upsells for full features

Recommended:

Maybe. If you are into YouTube, this software might actually help you get your videos rank higher, for now. Just beware that Google has been known to dislike any kind of gaming of their system so using this type of software always poses a risk of breaching the user agreement, which can lead to penalties, including demonetized or even closing your channel.

So if you are a serious YouTuber, think twice before trying any kind of automation or SEO software other than paid advertising.

If you are on the other hand someone doing "grey hat" SEO, this might just be the kind of software you could use to rank low-value YouTube accounts.

My recommendation, in any case, is to consider starting a legit online business on a proven business model instead of chasing quick fixes. You can find my top recommendation from the link below.


What Is 1St Page Ranker

Before we start I want to point out that I haven't actually tested this product.

I'm basing this post on the information I have gotten from their own marketing material and from third party information. It presents my honest opinion based on those facts.

1St Page Ranker is a first of its kind complete video ranking solution. They claim you can rank a video even if you don't have a video.

You can see how 1St Page Ranker looks like in this Demo video by Yogesh Agarwal:

You can check also their JV page for more information as well.

In short, they are offering software that can get you rankings on the first page of both Google and YouTube apparently with only a couple of clicks.

They even claim they can achieve instant first-page ranking without you needing to create a video.l

The process, in a nutshell, consists of five steps:

  1. Add and configure your YouTube accounts
  2. Select the niche you want to target
  3. Generate Search Engine Optimized titles and tags
  4. Get uniques videos with one click
  5. Create events like random scheduling to avoid getting your account banned.

So essentially it's an automated video content spinner with SEO tools and automated streaming service.

The basic product (the software) costs $27 dollars but there are naturally upsells.

The basic software includes:

  • unlimited use of live streaming technology and video spinner
  • 15 custom video uploads (unlimited upload from Google Drive)
  • Up 20 scheduled live streams
  • Multi-language user interface
  • SEO Video title creator
  • Video interlinks for SEO
  • Automate video link pings to search engines
  • 30 channels and 30 videos per user
  • Complete commercial rights

The first upsell is the PRO version that is $27/monthly + $67 onetime.

The PRO includes:

  • MultiSpin Event that allows you to add spun title and descriptions
  • Unlimited even creation
  • 20 events per day per channel
  • Unlimited channels
  • Unlimited parallel streaming
  • Advanced random event scheduling
  • Complete video editor
  • Complete Image editor
  • All future updates
  • Premium support

So basically some additional features and unlimited channels for large SEO agencies.

There are additional upsells you can find explained on the JV page. They all essentially add features to the basic software.

In the demo video, they seem to be using the version with all the extras because things like green screen editor and SEO analyzer become available through different upsells.

How Does 1St Page Ranker Really Work?

So how does 1st Page Ranker actually help you rank on YouTube? Well like they showed you in the video, it works by utilizing the YouTube Live Streaming feature and doing some SEO.

I think the magic behind this product is based on Live Streaming technology. This is just my speculation but bare with me.

You see, YouTube currently loves, LOVES Live Streaming. You might have noticed this if you use YouTube a lot.

It will recommend a certain percentage of Live Stream videos in your feed based on your behavior. Live videos will get a lot more visibility than an average video from a small channel.

Now what 1St Page Ranker seems to do, (and this is only my understanding so don't take it as a fact) is to create a live stream video based on either your own YouTube videos or stock video footage and it can even "rebrand" other videos you can stream.

You can then automate and program the timing of Live Streams from your channel. If your channels are constantly Live Streaming, YouTube apparently gives it a significant SEO advantage.

In an optimal situation, the streams will get views and followers for your channel and grow your channel authority.

You can naturally link to your other YouTube videos and websites in the description, gaining additional SEO, helping you rank in Google as well.

Since YouTube is owned by Google, the results will also be seen in Google searches.

I actually have no doubt this strategy would work currently and I actually think it a pretty ingenious way of leveraging a "loophole" in the YouTube algorithm.

The only problem I see here is that loopholes are always closed eventually and then there's the whole thing if this is risk-free.

Which begs the question...

Is 1St Page Ranker A Scam Or Legit?

From what I can tell, 1st-page ranker actually has a legit principle behind it. It leverages the Live Streaming technology of YouTube so It's completely possible it will help you rank a few videos to the first page of both YouTube and Google.

It also has some great features like SEO analysis tools, lead generation tools, video studio, etc. and only for the price of $27.

So I wouldn't call it to scam by any means. It even creates "rebranded" videos by rehashing existing content (just be sure you don't use someone else's copyrighted material).

There are a ton of similar products that are a lot shadier and don't show any proof of concept. I have no reason to suspect this Live Strem method wouldn't work very well currently.

But notice is said currently.

Here's the thing: Google isn't stupid. They can't be because they are at the top of the game.

They know people are trying to "game" their system all the time because ranking first in Google and YouTube equals money. Even with low search volume keywords.

That's why Google generally doesn't like it when people use other than simple methods like on-page (or on-video) SEO (optimized titles, descriptions, tags, etc.) and of course, high-quality content people want to share.

Google also appreciates user experience above everything else. What do you think Google will think about thousands and thousands of users sending low-value Live Streams 24/7?

They don't like it. It's simple as that. They want to see unique, high-quality content that is interesting to the users.

When Google doesn't like something it kills it. Either by burying it with algorithms changes or by completely banning such activities.

If you even for a moment think Google wouldn't do this or isn't capable of spotting this kind of behavior, think again. Remember the Penguin update?

I have already noticed channels that are using some similar software and producing constant Live Streams. And to be honest they seem to be getting a lot of traffic.

So if you want to leverage this method for the time it works, 1St Page Ranker might be the perfect software for handling it.

Just be very careful of your assets. If you own a high-value YouTube account, please please please think twice before using any questionable tactics to increase rankings.

While they could explode your traffic in the short run, they are very risky in the long run. YouTube has been known to demonetize and even close accounts that don't comply to it's terms of use.

And remember they have the power to interpret their own rules. So even if automated rehashed Live Streams are not against their terms of use now (I don't really know if that is the case), it doesn't mean they won't punish accounts using tactics like this.

On the long-run success on YouTube comes down to the same as in every business model. Unique, well-researched content that's being created consistently. This offers the best user experience.

So please avoid using services and software that promises shortcuts. They almost never work in the long run.

The only exception I would recommend is SEO tools because that is for market research.

My recommendation

So what if I told that you that it's totally possible to build a legit and sustainable business instead of looking for quick fixes and shortcuts.

The truth is that anything in life worth pursuing requires work. The same goes for online business.

If you are just fantasizing about making money online and buying a product after product, without actually going through the effort of creating valuable content, I can promise you that you will not see long term success.

Sure, you can make a buck here a buck there but almost certainly not a full-time time income. At least not if you live in the western world.

But what if I told that if you focus your efforts for a year instead of chasing shiny objects, you could actually have a profitable business that produces passive income 24/7.

A business you wouldn't be ashamed of showing to your friends and family. Something that you could actually be proud of.

I'm not going to lie to you. It takes work. Quite a lot of it actually. But if you put it in, you will eventually succeed because this model has been proven to work over and over again.

I'm talking about SEO based affiliate marketing. You can find my top recommendation for learning this business model by clicking the button below.


It's what I'm using myself and it's the reason you wound up on this page. If I got your interest, check out my free 7-day course where I show you in very simple steps how to create a successful online business.

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Conclusion

I hope you found my take on 1St Page Ranker useful and it answered most of your questions. If you have any questions please leave them in the comments section below and I promise to return to asap.

1St Page Ranker seems to be a rather ingenious piece of software that takes advantage of a loophole in YouTube algorithms and it even automates you stream for you.

That said I'd be willing to bet this loophole will not work for very long. Google is very good at spotting strategies like this and they can put a stop to it with a very simple algorithm update.

To make things worse, I'm not completely sure if channels taking advantage of this Live Stream loophole are completely safe. I would guess they are since it's a feature the offer, but do you really want to risk it?

My guess is that YouTube wants Live Streams to be exactly that, Live Streams that are shot live on location. Not rehashed videos that are streamed through software.

They will find a way to spot this eventually. That's why I recommend following the boring and dull methods of hard work and consistency. They will pay off in the long run.

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What Is The Point Of A Blog? [Blogging in 2020]

what is the point of a blog

Blogs have been around for a while and you likely know someone who runs a blog. But what is actually the point of a blog? Read on to find out.

In the early days of the Internet creating websites requires serious technical skills and know-how. Ranging from writing HTML, Java, Flash, and CSS to transferring files through FTP and understanding about server protocols.

This meant that personal websites were few and far between and created by people who had the necessary technical skills. Most websites were created by companies and if you had no technical skills your ability to interact online was limited mainly to discussion boards, forums, and chats.

In the turn of the Millenium, blogs changed the way content is created online. Suddenly anyone could create content over their favorite topics with almost zero technical skills.

This meant that there was a sudden influx of content around almost anything you could imagine. No matter how small of a hobby or otherwise exotic topic, someone knew about and was writing about it.  Blogging essentially exploded the Internet.

What Is A “Blog”

So what exactly is a blog? Well, that depends a bit on who you ask but the common definition of a blog is that it’s an abbreviation of the word “weblog”. Meaning a personal log that you keep in the world wide web also known as the internet.

So originally blogs were intended as personal logs. Often they were written in an informal diary format and about personal life and experiences. This is what they mostly were in the late ’90s and early 2000s.

The thing that set blogs and other types of the website apart was the introduction of blogging platforms like Blogger and WordPress.org as well as content management systems like WordPress.

They made content creation online possible for anyone who could write and click a few buttons. Before that, you pretty much had to know at least HTML and how to use FTP to create even rudimentary content online.

Suddenly creating content online didn’t require a lot of technical knowledge. This meant that suddenly people from all walks of life could create content online for others to find without the hassle of learning the technical skills.

At some point blogs that were built around certain topics (aka niche) became popular. It soon became clear that both readers and search engines loved content that was built around relatively specific topics.

These days a blog can often simply mean website run by an individual for their own purposes instead of a website run by a company. The line between blogs and other types of websites has become very vague, but generally speaking, a blog will still have chronologically ordered posts instead of static web pages.

In reality, a blog can have both and many small business sites, online marketing businesses and niche websites are built around a blog or on a blogging platform.

What Is The Point Of A Blog

So what exactly is the point of a blog? Well, it can be anything ranging from the original personal log or project diary to politics and hobbies.

In reality, the reason why most people create blogs is money and influence. It’s no secret that having a successful blog can produce significant income and create a real following you have influence over.

This can be used for personal interests, political influence or improving business. These many blogs are either personal brand building or well planned out niche websites that have the single purpose of producing an income to the owner.

Typically people decide to create a blog when they have enough knowledge and expertise around a topic they feel could be useful for other people. Some people start out from a simple desire to help others but financial interests as inevitable on a successful blog.

So if you know someone who is either blogging as a hobby or for a profession, they are very likely doing it to earn an income. There are of course small hobby blogs where people simply want to share their knowledge and help others out.

These types of blogs might never really grow because they are not created with making money in mind. Instead, they offer useful information to people interested in the same topic and can be a creative outlet for the creator.

How To Make Money With A Blog

So how do you exactly make money with a blog if that is what most people create them for? Well, there are many ways to actually monetize a blog but let’s start by looking at what it requires to create a successful blog that can create an income.

If you want to make money with a blog, there are two things you have to accomplish. You need to create original, useful and valuable content and then you have to get people to see it.

Without quality content you can’t make money. And if no one sees your content, you can’t make money. These are also connected by the fact that you usually need quality content to create traffic.

A successful blog will typically have a niche (and are sometimes referred to as niche websites), which means a general topic that the blog posts revolve around or are somehow connected to. This can be broad like “shoes” or very specific like “running shoes for men”.

You then need to create articles around topics people are actually searching for. This requires keyword research that is done with keyword research tools.

You then create content in the form of blog posts around these keywords and search engine optimize that content. This means doing certain technical things on the actual post as well as marketing the post and creating backlinks.

If you do everything correctly, your blog posts will eventually start popping up in people’s Google results and they will visit your blog. When they do that, you better make sure your posts are interesting and full of useful information.

If people like your content, they will likely come back and start trusting you. This is the secret to making money with a blog. You need to have consistent traffic (influx of people) and create trust.

At this point, it’s possible to monetize the blog. This can be done in many ways ranging from selling your own products, offering sponsor space, running ads and probably the most common one, affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money on a blog because it can be completely automated and doesn’t require time-consuming tasks like customer service, handling orders and shipping, reaching out to sponsors, etc.

Learn How To Make Money Blogging

So now that you know what is the point of a blog. If you would like to learn more about blogging and how to make money through blogging, my number one recommendation for educating yourself is Wealthy Affiliate.

It’s an affiliate marketing education platform that has all the tools you need to run a successful online business that’s based on a blog or blogs. The business model they teach is essentially niche blogging combined with affiliate marketing.

Conclusion

That’s it for today. I hope I answered your question about blogging but if anything was unclear, you can ask me literally anything about blogging in the comments section below. I promise to do my best to give you an answer even if I don’t have a clue about the thing you ask for. I’m nice that way.

Blogging is definitely a viable business model still in 2020 so if you like writing and have a topic in mind that might be in demand, I recommend you go through the free training at Wealthy Affiliate and learn the basics and do some keyword research.

If you pick a lucrative niche it’s only a matter of getting the right education and putting in the work consistently to see success. Don’t let anyone tell you blogging or running an online business isn’t hard work. It takes time and serious effort to see results.

But the good news is that you get to decide when you work, where you work and how you work. You are responsible for only yourself. This, of course, means that you can’t blame failure on anyone else either so the question is are you up for the challenge?

See you next time!