Monthly Archives: May 2014

Online Productivity: Online Marketing Tips Podcast

Online Productivity: Online Marketing Tips Podcast

Online Productivity Marketing Tips Connie Ragen GreenOnline Productivity is crucial as you build your business on the Internet as an online entrepreneur, and overall productivity is the focus of this podcast training. People around the world have discovered that starting an Internet business is the fastest way to both time and financial freedom, as well as to great success in your life, and you need help to get there quickly. That’s why I started this online marketing tips podcast for my community.

Having just completed my fourth annual Online Productivity Challenge for 2014, I am taking this opportunity to share how you can increase your productivity to build a lucrative business from your home computer. In this episode of the Online Marketing Tips Podcast With Connie Ragen Green, my newest marketing training podcast series, I discuss this topic in great detail. I share exactly what you need to do to begin with this profitable business model. I also discuss the importance of growing a list and increasing your visibility to build your business as an online entrepreneur.

Alice Seba offers a 15 Day Email Challenge that many people have been extremely successful with, and I recommend that you spend time each day during the fifteen days of her training going through the exercises and implementing them to the full extent. You will find that the gold is in the follow up and follow through you do with your permission based email list.

I also discuss how I have created this year’s Productivity Challenge a little differently than in the previous three years, and give examples of people’s sites where this would work extremely well. I also share why I have two main blogs instead of just one, and my strategy for using these sites to further my online goals.

This online marketing tips podcast, as well as all of the calls in my podcast series is intended to teach you and other new online entrepreneurs how to take your business to the next level quickly and effectively, and as a way for me to share my exact Case Studies, secrets, and advice on creating a profitable and lucrative online business using the ‘multiple income streams’ approach. You will see that each session is first recorded live as a teleseminar, and then repurposed into a podcast to extend my reach to the world. Please join my list to be included on these calls, and be sure to introduce yourself and share your site for optimal exposure for years to come!

Also, you can now pick up my popular training on winning affiliate contests and other online marketing tips for only seven dollars at Affiliate Contest Secrets. Use the discount code CONTEST to bring the price down to $7. This training has been completely updated for with the latest information, strategies, and Case Studies for you to use in your own business.

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Summer Online Jobs for Students

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Now that school is almost over it is definitely time to get the kids involved in a home based business that can be done primarily on the Internet. Remember that you, as the parent or legal guardian, are responsible for overseeing the children in your life and for setting up any financial or legal entities that may be needed. My grandkids have been working online for four years now and have learned a tremendous amount about business, finance, and dealing with people from all over the world.

There are currently three models I am recommending for summer online jobs for students, and these include affiliate marketing, retail arbitrage on Amazon, and blogging on a specific niche topic. All of these models will also encourage reading, writing, and math practice for your child that will aid them in their academic studies once school starts again.

The first model is one that I use to this day in my own online business. Affiliate marketing is the process of ‘recommending what you love’ to others who might be interested. This can be done with both physical and digital products, as more and more companies understand the importance of paying a commission in return for a good recommendation that results in a sale.

Finding the right products to promote begins with looking around the house and on your computer for things you have purchased that made a difference in your life. For my eldest grandson this included his skateboard, skating accessories, and books he owned in this niche back when he was only thirteen. It just made sense for him to tell others about these items, using his affiliate link. Once he made some money he was then hooked on being an online entrepreneur. He recently turned eighteen and now earns all of his own spending money with his multiple Internet businesses.

The second model I recommend for young people is Amazon’s retail arbitrage. This is the process of shopping locally for great deals on books, toys, food, and a variety of other products and then reselling them in the Amazon marketplace. I have done this myself and have fun shopping for bargains. The best stores in Santa Clarita to find deals are Target, Big Lots, and Rite Aid. Set a limit for how much you will spend on the items you want to resell, and then pack them up and drop them off at one of our local UPS stores. They know exactly what you need to do to get them safely to one of Amazon’s national distribution centers.

The third model involves blogging on a niche topic. My granddaughter absolutely loves soccer and has blogged about her experiences since she was twelve years old. She is able to recommend all kinds of physical and digital products related to the sport, and her writing skills have improved tremendously over the last two years. She loves being a journalist in this way and sharing what’s new in soccer around the world.

If you are familiar with blogs you know they have space around the posts (we refer to this as ‘virtual real estate and advertising space’) where you can display small ads and information about products and services you recommend. It doesn’t take long for you to become a trusted advisor to those seeking this type of information online. That’s when your sales will really pick up.

As you can see, there are multiple opportunities for your children to earn money with an online business. I encourage you to sit down with your children right away and discuss the three models I have described here. Once you know what their goals and interests are you can custom tailor a home based Internet business for them to get started this summer as online entrepreneurs.

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Info Product Creation: Online Marketing Tips Podcast

Online Marketing Tips Podcast

Online Marketing Tips Connie Ragen GreenInfo Product Creation is an excellent way to build your online business, and I have been creating and marketing my own information products since 2007. Starting an Internet business is the fastest way to both time and financial freedom, as well as great success in your life, and you need help to get there quickly. That’s why I started this online marketing tips podcast for my community.

Creating and publishing your own information products allows you creativity, as well as the opportunity to control your financial destiny online. In this episode of the Online Marketing Tips Podcast With Connie Ragen Green, my newest marketing training podcast series, I discuss this topic in great detail. I share exactly what you need to do to begin with this lucrative business model. I also discuss the importance of learning how to get started with info product creation as an effective way to build your business as an online entrepreneur.

The examples I use during this training include a product I created with Adrienne Dupree called Top 20 WordPress Plugins where we explain why plugins are so important and which ones we recommend for entrepreneurs. The other product is from Dennis Becker and is called ‘10 Challenges‘.

Using Dennis’ excellent 10 Challenges training I discuss how to choose a niche using a student of mine as an example (she has almost a thousand members in a site devoted to horsemanship) of exactly what is possible. Creating info products is also the way to jump start your list building efforts to have a community of people to stay connected with and to market to for years to come.

Listen to this training, take lots of notes, pick up the 10 Challenges course (very reasonable priced!) and get started today by taking massive action.

This online marketing tips podcast, as well as all of the calls in my podcast series is intended to teach you and other new online entrepreneurs how to take your business to the next level quickly and effectively, and as a way for me to share my very Case Studies, secrets, and advice on creating a profitable and lucrative online business using the ‘multiple income streams’ approach. You will see that each session is first recorded live as a teleseminar, and then repurposed into a podcast to extend my reach to the world. Please join my list to be included on these calls, and be sure to introduce yourself and share your site for optimal exposure for years to come!

Also, you can now pick up my popular training on winning affiliate contests and other online marketing tips for only seven dollars at Affiliate Contest Secrets. Use the discount code CONTEST to bring the price down to $7. This training has been completely updated for with the latest information, strategies, and Case Studies for you to use in your own business.

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Online Marketing Tips Podcast: Content Marketing

Online Marketing Tips Podcast

Online Marketing Tips Connie Ragen GreenContent Marketing is the strategy of building an online business with a variety of content and I’ll explain exactly how during this podcast. Starting an Internet business is the way to financial freedom and great success in your life, and you need help to get there quickly. That’s why I started this online marketing tips podcast for my community.

Private Label Rights (PLR) content marketing is the way many of us build our businesses online quickly and successfully. In this episode of the Online Marketing Tips Podcast With Connie Ragen Green, my newest marketing training podcast series, I discuss this topic in great detail. I share exactly what you can use the PLR you purchase for in your business, and also what you must avoid if you are to stay within the TOS (Terms of Service) of sites such as Amazon and Ezine Articles. I also discuss the importance of this content as an effective way to build your business as an online entrepreneur.

The examples I use during this training include PLR from Nicole Dean and Melissa Ingold at Coaching Sticky Glue, and also from them at their site for small business training on PowerPoint Made Easy. This is the blog post where I use a portion of the package I purchased to create a post on using PowerPoint. Using this type of content marketing that is available at reasonable prices makes your work seem like child’s play as you will have enough content to market on a regular basis.

I also share a site called Just Retweet, which gives you the opportunity to promote your blog posts to the world. Then I go into great detail about how to get as much valuable as possible from any PLR package you buy for your business, as well as how much you will need to rewrite before you publish it as your own. Just one package will provide you with enough content to create a new product of your own, start a related blog, set up an optin/squeeze page, and to create an autoresponder follow up sequence. The possibilities are almost unlimited.

This online marketing tips podcast is intended to teach you how you can take your business to the next level quickly and effectively, and as a way for me to share my very Case Studies, secrets, and advice on creating a profitable and lucrative online business using the ‘multiple income streams’ approach. You will see that each session is first recorded live as a teleseminar, and then repurposed into a podcast to extend my reach to the world. Please join my list to be included on these calls, and be sure to introduce yourself and share your site for optimal exposure for years to come!

Also, you can now pick up my popular training on winning affiliate contests and other online marketing tips for only seven dollars at Affiliate Contest Secrets. Use the discount code CONTEST to bring the price down to $7. This training has been completely updated for with the latest information, strategies, and Case Studies for you to use in your own business.

 Subscribe To My Online Marketing Tips Podcast Today!

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Podcast: Lynda Weinman

lynda weinman 255x300 Podcast: Lynda WeinmanI can’t remember exactly how many years ago it was when I heard about Lynda Weinman and her amazing site, but I do know that when I first visited this massive online learning community I knew that I would be able to learn much of what I needed to get my new Internet business off the ground and up to speed quickly. We finally met in person at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, where Lynda has been a generous sponsor for several years. She was kind enough to agree to be a guest on my podcast series and I know you will enjoy the information she shares here immensely.

When you visit Lynda’s site you will see that it opens with the simple question ‘What do you want to learn today?’

Lynda has an interesting background, and it was when she was teaching digital arts at the college level (Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California) back in 1994 when she realized that her students would be interested in publishing their own websites on the Internet. Unable to locate a book on this specific topic, she decided to do the research and write a book herself. It was published in January of 1996 and quickly became a bestseller. She was then able to start her company with the royalties she received from the book. This took shape as a physical school in a city not far from Santa Barbara (Ojai), and her husband was actively involved with it every step of the way. They enjoyed several years of great success before they had to make drastic changes. After the 9-11 incident and the dot com crash they made the decision to bring everything online.

This proved to be a much larger undertaking than they had originally imagined, and they started with twenty of their courses, first available on VHS and then moved online, and then expanded from there. Today they have a digital library of more than a hundred thousand individual videos, mainly around the topics of digital media, marketing, social media, publishing online, and so much more, all organized into more than twenty-five hundred courses with about five hundred instructors and four million students worldwide..

Lynda shared that her company’s growth truly grew out of word of mouth referrals from raving fans.

They have made a commitment to bring certain programs and corporations, such as Adobe Creative Suite (Creative Cloud is the latest), Apple, and Microsoft when choosing which trainings to create, but their process is much more complex than just that. She uses 3-D printing as an example of something that is brand new that they have jumped in on the ground floor of with their training. They take both a predictive and trend-driven approach to what they are creating in their courses, based on both qualitative and quantitative analysis.

We also discussed how they select and compensate instructors, and how this makes her company even more unique and valuable. You will love this discussion and gain great insight into the process they utilize to make sure the students receive the very best education available on the planet.

Lynda also introduced me to the concept of MOOC (Massive Online Open Courseware) and went into some detail with this fascinating new approach to online education. Her company is not a MOOC; it’s an online community and library of free form training with mashups of the topics you wish t learn. They have a tool on their site that allows you to create a playlist of the exact courses you would need to take in order to achieve specific goals.

She gave us a true ‘scoop’ in regards to what their next steps are to take their company global. You’ll have to listen to the end to hear the details!

Listen to our call and I am sure you will appreciate Lynda and all that she has accomplished as much as I do. Enjoy a seven day free trial by clicking on this link to get started right away.

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