Guest post by Ben Austin
How are the results coming along with your new online business?
Maybe you got lucky and started bringing in money straight away.
Some people just step into the online world and before they know what’s happening they are already making thousands of dollars per month.
They surely must have a secret, something they are all doing right compared to everyone else. If you took a list of 100 people who were doing great online you probably wouldn’t find any strategies you could use that everyone else was having success with. When it comes to online business there’s not really any way to copy someone else to the letter.
The best thing you can do is look at what those people didn’t do. When you look at everything you didn’t do you will probably find a huge percentage of them have similar stories. Maybe you’re not as successful as them because of what you’re doing wrong.
What do you think? Is it possible this could be the case? There’s no point continuing on when the work you are doing is holding you back, so I think we need to look at some things you should stay away from. You might not start making thousands per month, but I bet your results will slowly improve.
No spam backlinking
People who are successful get a lot of traffic from Google and possibly some other search engines. That usually means they have a great SEO strategy that doesn’t involve spamming the entire online world with millions of untrustworthy backlinks. When people do this they could have great results in the short-term, but eventually Google with find out what they are doing and send them into the abyss.
Having a great SEO strategy maybe doesn’t mean results overnight, but it’s a long-term investment and intelligent strategy.
Getting into arguments
There’s a difference between disagreeing with someone and having a huge argument with them. When you start arguing with everyone there will be people who will try to destroy you. This could mean spamming your site with hateful comments, or it could mean telling everyone to ignore your website. If you really want to reach the top you need to try keeping your nose clean. I know there are some people out there who this doesn’t apply to, but they are obvious exceptions.
Spending 15 minutes on content
You hear all the time about people wanting to write content as quick as possible. They think that words all mean the same once they are written down, but that’s not the case. When someone has an important post that needs to teach people something they won’t just write it down and hit publish. They will definitely edit it so it looks much better, plus they might even let it stew in their head for a few days before they touch the keyboard. By writing great content you end up with the potential to become huge.
Imagine trying to sell something for $100 and you make 2 sales. This is an eBook so it doesn’t cost you anything to produce each one. You’ve made $200. What do you do now? People who don’t test anything might just wait until they make their next sale. The people who test things might drop the price down to $50 and suddenly they make 100 additional sales.
That’s $5000, a huge improvement on the few hundred you made at the higher price point. This is just to show you that everything must be tested and sometimes you can make more money by charging less. Would you rather have $5000 or $200?
About the author:
This guest post was contributed by Ben Austin from SEO Positive Ltd., one of most trusted internet marketing agencies with focus on SEO and PPC. Ben started his career in finance industry and discovered his natural flair towards search engine algorithms while working on his mortgage broking website.