Featured as One of The Best Small Business Blogs of 2017

Top 2017 Small Business Blog

Today is a great day for the CMG website which I’ve been selected as one of the top small business blogs of 2017 courtesy of Fit Small Business. Being part of a list like this is shows people see the good that we as marketers are doing online.

The internet marketing thing is very time consuming, complex and all out frustrating at times. My goal at CMG is to provide the best of the best content for my readers, subscribers and those who just follow up on the site through Google searches.

By producing some of the best content online for small business owners, I’ve been able to grow an audience of followers who crave solutions to their everyday problems. Doing this has allowed the good people at FitSmallBusiness to recognize the good I’m doing for the small business.

This may be the shortest post I’ve ever written, but with these short words, I want to say thanks to the Fitsmallbusiness staff for including me among the best of the best of 2017.

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Ultimate Local SEO Marketing Domination Guide by Antonio Coleman

Ultimate Local Marketing Domination Guide by Antonio Coleman

Crushing the Local Competition

Welcome to the #1 local marketing guide that will walk you through the top ways of dominating your local market today. So the question is who is this guide meant for such as who will benefit the most from it? The simple answer is any and everyone who wants to be found online for a business, website or for personal exposure.

If you want to build an online presence like no other in the world then you’re in the right place because I’m about to change your life forever. If you’re a small business, and you’re not online then I must say you’re in big, big and I mean BiGGG trouble. The reason for this is because the worlds we live in function, and revolves around the World Wide Web. If people are searching for something then they will pull out that mobile phone or laptop and start that search.

Now if you’re smart like I know you are than you did the work before hand to gain that online presence. But if you didn’t then the other companies in your city or town just stole a potential customer or client just by having an online presence. Just as simple as having a website can mean the difference in been found versus no one knowing you even have a business.

Do You Have an Online Presence?

Chances are you don’t even have a website and if you do it as dead as the first post you have on it. Yea that post that I see on most small business websites that were posted back in 2008. So just having a website is not enough, and honestly, it’s only the beginning of building your online presence. To be able to crush the competition you will have to follow this guide from A to Z and implement everything I show you.

You see I been doing online marketing for over 13 years now and pretty did everything you can think of when it comes to marketing online. I can personally take any business located on this planet “which is all businesses” and turn their profits, websites, store and leads into what I call an automatic assembly line. Meaning you will just start to see clients flowing into your website, place of business faster than ever.

This is all the result of having an online presence that converts online searchers into people who want to do business with you. No matter where you’re located in the world if you follow my proven strategies to the tee, then you will be sitting on the mountain top laughing at the local competition.

Believe me when I say no one in your city is doing this because sadly to say too many small businesses just totally overlook online marketing. They usually are doing newspaper adverting which is doing nothing but sucking up all their profits because they’re not using it in the right manner. What’s worse their not even tracking the results from that so they don’t even know if it’s even working.

Unfortunately, this is not the way to grow a business so the best thing I can tell you is to build an online presence. Doing this moves you light years ahead of the local competition which puts you in the driver seat of success. Now you’re spending less money on advertising because you finally decided to change your marketing up to focus on more of the online strategies. Plus did I mention all the things I will be talking about are free for you to do if you set it up yourself?

How extraordinary is that to implement something for your business that’s 100% easy do and 10x as effective as the old traditional way of marketing. This is awesome folks, and I hope that you take action on getting your online presence set today. But first, let’s dig a little deeper into what this whole guide will focus on.

Power of Local Marketing

Here I just wanted to explain how powerful local marketing is, and what it can mean to your business. Because I feel as though before you can step into getting anything done online in the form of building an online presence than you must first understand the power of ranking highly in the search engine for your industry top keywords.T

There are a number of local SEO strategies out there for you to choose from when starting to build your online presence. But, before getting to those you need to know the numbers, and how you will reach that audience.

Below I will give you an example of some numbers I came across here in my own backyard which is in my nearest city. So I did a little keyword research on the real estate industry here in Shreveport La and found some very interesting numbers. Now when it comes to doing keyword research don’t panic because I will be walking you through this in the next chapter on how to analysis your local market to see what people are typing in to find your services or product.

So I found that over 1,300 people per month search for the keyword “Shreveport real estate” Now that’s a lot of people who are looking to buy or sell real estate in the Shreveport market. These are potential flood line of people who you can market to if I was a real estate company or real estate investor in the Shreveport market.

Attention Real Estate People in Shreveport

Now I don’t know about you, but if I’m looking to dominate my local market in real estate in this city than I best be implementing what’s inside of this guide. My research shows me not one company in Shreveport La is doing the three top local marketing strategies you will learn about here in a moment.

If I cared anything about this market I could easily be dominating the front page of the search engines by creating an online presence. This market is wide open for anyone to dominate if they are willing to step outside the box of the old fashion way of marketing.

Absolutely no one is doing profile marketing, video marketing or even utilizing Facebook marketing the right way. When I say Facebook marketing I’m not talking about just having a page, I’m talking about going the whole nine yards of allowing your Facebook page to rank highly in the search engines. Plus you can take that Facebook page, and turn it into a lead magnet which I will explain more about later.

Below I’m about to go over the Three Headed Monster when it comes to local marketing domination. If you do these three things you will be able to gain more website traffic, leads and profits faster than any other form of marketing.  So let me take you by the hand, and show you how I will go about dominating any local market no matter your industry.

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Three Headed Monster of Local Marketing

One thing you will realize about me is that I keep everything I do in life so simple that a fifth grader could do it. So when I talk about the three-headed monster I’m mostly talking about online profile domination, local video domination and local Facebook domination. By using all these together is like the “Power Rangers” from back in the day, then you steam to blow past the local competition in no time.  Let me explain each one so you can grasp them before diving into them one by one.

Online Profiles Domination

Online profiles are all around us every day, and I’m sure most of you never even notice them. So what are online profiles? These are sites that you can go to, and set up a free profile of your business. From there you will be able to include all of your business information from address, phone number, website, logos and any other form of information you can list.

A list of small businesses directory sites is Google Local, Yellow Pages, Manta, Yelp and Super Pages just to name a few. Now there are tons of these sites out there which I have a big list of them and will list them once you get to that part of the guide. So basically you now that you can set up a profile on that website so what’s the big deal?

The big deal is that these profiles rank highly in the search engine very easily if you know how to set them up. So this means instant local rankings so your customers can find you. Now when someone types in “Shreveport candy shops” if you set up enough free profiles and created them in a search engine friendly way then you’re in for a big surprise.

These sites rank highly, and by using the right keywords your listing can come up, and people will be able to follow your listing. Now you have just placed yourself, and business in front of the potential customer by creating an online presence…how powerful is that?

Stay tune I will show you all the steps from A to Z from setting up the profiles to making them SEO friendly so the search engines will rank you accordingly.

Local Video Domination

Video marketing has become the biggest trend ever since YouTube stepped onto the scene back in 2005. People have actually been creating videos for years from the childhood videos of you playing sports to the Christmas plays you was in back when you were in grade school. People have been using video for over 50+ years now to film their everyday living.

Before the 2000’s people use to just keep this video footage on their devices until they want to view them again. But now the world has changed to the point where anyone can create a video, and upload it to websites such as YouTube, Daily Motion, Metacafe and many other places.

Just here recently over the past four years, YouTube has really pushed the issue on placing their videos higher in the search engines. Now when someone does a video on a certain subject and optimize it for the higher ranking than these magic things starts to happen. That magic thing is instant search rankings if you know how to use the right keywords.

So this leads me to local video marketing for those small businesses who want to create videos to rank higher in their city or town. Now due to the power of video, and the overall popularity of them people are wanted to showcase their businesses through them for more online visibility. So if you’re an attorney in Shreveport La, and you’re not doing videos to build that online presence in the search engines so the people who are searching for your services can find you, then you’re missing out on thousands of dollars every year.

The other attorney offices in Shreveport La who understand they can gain a lot more clients by using video marketing are the ones who take action on it. Meaning they go out and produce different verity videos on their market that people are typing into the search, and optimizing them to rank locally in their city or town.

So I say video marketing is one of the top ways to dominate your local market, and this is something I stress to all my clients when it comes to me building them an online presence. Just to give you an example of building an online presence around your business in a targeted market then take a glance at these local searches below. First, you will see I’m optimizing for my company name, and just targeted a couple of other keywords just to show you how easy it is to create a video and rank it in the search engines.

(Hint: search theses on Google””)

1. coleman marketing group

2.shreveport marketing firms

3. minden small businesses

4. bossier marketing firms

5. minden marketing firms

Local Facebook Domination

The final steam of the three-headed monster of dominating your local market is using Facebook. Now I get people all the time who say “Antonio” I have a Facebook page for my local business. Many people rant on about how they’re on Facebook and everyone in the world know about it. So when someone tells me that, the next thing out my mouth is that can I take a look at it? wink wink

Now there is one or two of the things that always happen when I say this. First is that I have to find it because I haven’t been on it for a while or is that let me call my friend or employee who set it up. Right then and now I figure that these people really don’t know what’s going on with their Facebook page, and if they do then they know nothing about utilizing it.

Listen up!!!! Just by having a Facebook page for your business means absolutely nothing if no one is engaging in the content. If no one comes there and shares your content or “like” your page then you best not even have one. But good news to them I’m here to help in the final leg of dominating your local market by using Facebook pages to skyrocket past the local competition.

– Secret of Facebook Pages

First, most people don’t know that you can create pages on your Facebook page. You can run a contest to give away coupons, and discounts just for people liking your page. What about if you’re located in “Shreveport La” and you want to target everyone who has a Facebook profile in that city. Maybe you have a fitness gym, and you want everyone in the city to be able to come to your Facebook page to get their first-month free membership coupon. You can do this by using their “sponsorship program” where you pay to show up on everyone’s page.

Not only that many businesses don’t even know about the “Facebook Check-In” where you can have your customers to check in when at your place of business. This is so powerful that anyone who is using this will be light years ahead of the local competition. In this guide, I will show you how to use this effectively to grow your business throughout your city without paying a dime in advertising.

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Your Business vs. Competitors

This guide I put together will be the most talked about local marketing guide online when it’s said and done. I’m given away tons of free local marketing strategies that most companies will not tell you about. Here today you hold the key to dominating any local market no matter where you’re located in the world. This is just a few of the local marketing strategies I have that are listed in my 31 tips to how to market your business.

What I want to stress is that this is the introduction post to dominating your local market. I want you to understand that as a small business you must take action if you want to build your business up in your community. No need saying I don’t have the time and money to get this action implemented into your business today.

I hate to hear a small business say they don’t have the resources to grow their business because of this or that. My thing is that you should have money set aside all the time to go back into your business if you want to be around in the long run. If you don’t have a small budget for certain actions than start thinking about getting a savings plan put together today.

The truth is if you don’t start building that online presence toady, and the local competition starts to hear about this sort marketing then you’re in trouble. Understand people are searching online for what they want these days, and if you’re not showing up then you risk the company down the road stealing all the local customers.

Let’s Dominate This Local Market…

Super Great: Head Over to Chapter One and Learn How to Search for Local Keywords and Dominate the Market

chapter one on how to search for local keywords

 

CMG January 2016 Monthly Local SEO Marketing Report

CMG January 2016 Monthly Local SEO Marketing Report

Welcome to January 2016 monthly local marketing report. These are well in detail reports that allow me to keep track of the online presence of my business.

Not only I do these reports for me, but I also create them for you guys as well. Understanding the process I take to grow my business will help you take action on your own.

January was the start of a new year which is the beginning of all beginnings. This is where you’re able start off fresh for a new year, and track the results from January to December.

Let’s Get Started

 

Who Came to See Me?

Traffic is the key to success online for any business that is producing clients or leads online or offline. The goal is to create as much of a presence online that it would be impossible to be found.

Below I cover the growth of the business online from a few of the survival tools I use to track growth.

Google Analytics

Since this month was the first month of marketing for the website then the traffic didn’t really reflect it. January was the new approach to marketing that I’m implementing, so it would take a little time to see growth.

CMG January 2016 Monthly Local SEO Marketing Report Google Analytics

I increased my users by 23.43% and even boosted up my page views over 10.67%. These numbers don’t jump off the page to you, bu they are increased number which is what counts at the end of the day.

Just think about you running a furniture store in your local city of Shreveport La. If you can increase your online presence just by those few numbers it could mean thousands of more dollars to your business.

Finally, what I’m more excited about is the -7.95 bounce rate. This is BIG time if you ask me. What I’m seeing is that people are coming over to the site, and staying on the page linking other pages.

What is this called “Relevant Content

Blue = January 2016
Orange = December 2015

CMG January 2016 Monthly Local SEO Marketing Report Google Analytics Blue and Orange

The last thing I wanted to show you is the two months side by side. You can see small but productive growth from the two.

At the very least 95% of the tab, January is leading the pack from last month. Like I said before it’s not world changing, but it is growth.

Google Webmaster

One of the tools I use to track keyword rankings is Google Webmaster. Can’t tell you how powerful this is when building your brand online. Knowing which keywords that are being shown in the search engine can mean wonders.

By knowing this information, you can see where most of your content are showing up at. So if you haven’t installed Google Webmaster then please think about doing it today.

If you take a look at the screenshot below you will see the number of keywords at this moment CMG is ranking for.

CMG January 2016 Monthly Local SEO Marketing Report keyword rankings

467 search terms are how people can find my content online. Some of this content are local marketing stuff while other pieces of contents are national.

The good thing about this is that if you’re looking to see what ranks good or bad, then you can start doing some local SEO to move it up the rankings.

Not only that the links to the site are moving up the charts also. 2,198 links are pointing to my site from varies places. Some of the links I created myself, but the majot=rty of them are natural links from people loving the website content.

CMG January 2016 Monthly Local SEO Marketing Report Google Webmaster backlinks

For local businesses if you want to rank your website then you need links. Not just any links but good quality backlinks. Here in the coming weeks, I will be writing about how to get those by doing creative marketing.

Build Local Marketing Content/Rankings

Some time ago I went to my website to create some content for my local market of Shreveport LA. What I wanted to do is create content around the services I offer like…

  • Local SEO
  • Webdesign
  • Marketing Agency

Just these three keywords along I can be domaining my local market for all the businesses that need these services. So I created the content, and now it’s time to take that content to the top of the search engine.

Below is a screen shot of the content keywords, rankings and link.

CMG January 2016 Monthly Local SEO Marketing Report Keywords for Bossier City Shreveport La

Here in the coming moneths, I will be focusing heavily on all of these keywords. You see if I’m going to be in the business of teaching local SEO marketing then I need to live by those words also.

No other better way of doing it is by building my own online presence right in front of you. The goal is to not only still provide epic-wow content but also show you the step by step strategies I’m using to build my presnsce.

Today just keep a close eye on the rankings as of today and compare where I’m at in 3, 4 or even 6 months down the road. Best believe I should have at least half of the content ranked in the top 10 on the first page.

CMG Total Stats

Lastly, I wanted to keep 100% track of the overall SEO performance of my site. Below you will see..

  • Domin Heath
  • URL Rating
  • Domain Ratings
  • Backlinks
  • Referring Domains
  • Organic Keywords

CMG January 2016 Monthly Local SEO Marketing Report Total Stats

Now I’m able to see month to month the growth of the site from authority to keyword rankings.

Most importantly are the “health” of the site which without that then your site will not show up in the search engines. From this day forward I will be able to see how much the site has grown by referring back to older local marketing reports.

Closing Remarks

These reports are not to show profits or me gaining clients. The goal is to show growth locally and nationally for my brand, and any given term.

Your brand locally can become the talk of the town if you can get the content in front of all local people. The key is to produce epic-wow content that anyone will be locally interested linking to.

Next you should stay active on social media spreading the love about that content to get more eyes on your brand. But wait, doing this is not easy at all so this is why I listed the pieces of content on my website I’m trying to rank for.

Now you will have a front row seat on how I’m looking to push each blog post to the top for the given keywords I’m targeting.

In the meantime, most of you good people can check out my 31 ways of local domination to get you started on the road to success.

Finally, I will like you to share your thoughts below on your views on this monthly report, and what you plan to do to increase your local marketing.

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My Life, My Job, My Career: My 2016 Goals on Steroids

My Life, My Job, My Career My 2016 Goals on Steroids

Once again the year of local seo marketing has come to an end here on CMG. 2015 brought a lot of good attention to my website from the number of interviews I’ve done to the whole process of growth online.

I’m looking to do these monthly reports from this day forward not only for me but also for you guys can see that these online marketing things really works if you implement actionable strategies.

These reports will help me see what’s working to what I need to just throw in the trash. I’m hoping most of the marketing techniques I will be using will grow the website nationally and locally.

Plus at the same time, you will be able to use the same steps I use for this website to grow your business online. All my marketing platforms will work for your business no matter you’re in any of the given industries…

  • Sports
  • Real Estate
  • Resturant
  • Automotive
  • Cosmetics
  • Law
  • Medical
  • and too many more to name…

You see no matter what industry you’re in the whole key to success comes down to two things, and two things only.

  • Clients
  • Customers

Every business to survive no matter what it is needs one or the other. Simply put the goal I have is to provide you with all the tools to get your business in front of one or the other.

The beauty of the game of online marketing can mean wonders for those bloggers, business owners who take advantage of it.

You see this website is only three years old, but it’s only been this past year that I’ve taking a stand to market it to the massive. That focus of marketing was targeted toward small business owners and those who run businesses online.

The ultimate key this past year was to just produce some good content that runs across all platforms. Meaning my goal was and is to serve the entire world of business owners from the marketing to implementing these strategies.

To sum it up I’m all about serving the people by given them the education they need to succeed online with their businesses. But now 2015 is long gone it’s time to really put CMG on the map by producing the highest quality content that will be worth linking to, sharing and talked about around the world.

Who Came to See Me?

This past year I didn’t really focus on too much when it came to the growth of the website. Like I said before the goal was to create good content, and worry about the domination in 2016.

Before I get into the goal of CMG for 2016, I first need to show you the stats from this past year. Doing this will give us a blueprint into where we at and where we need to target.

Google Analytics

Coleman Marketing Group | 2016 Google Analytics Jan 15 to Dec 15Coleman Marketing Group | 2016 Google Analytics Overall Traffic

Coleman Marketing Group | 2016 Google Analytics 8,038 SessionsGoogle Webmaster

Coleman Marketing Group Google Webmaster Total BacklinksColeman Marketing Group Google Webmaster Total Search Terms

CMG Redesigned

The redesign of CMG was something in the works for about a two years now. I had to convert from the old theme, which didn’t support the mobile view.

Google switched completely over this past year to given a lot of weight to websites that were mobile friendly. The cracked down was to make their users on mobile devices have the best websites possible.

This prompted me to go ahead and switch over to my design which is what you see now. But don’t be surprised if later this year with a great piece of software I built to design websites faster, that I will think about changing the design again.

Dominating a Niche

One of the things I started to do in 2015 is to find a niche I wanted to dominate. I could be writing content for tons of industries, but I decided to just focus on one which came out to be real estate.

Now I’m a marketing guy so you might be asking why in the world am I talking about real estate. Well, I’m not talking bout real estate at all. My focus is the marketing side of it which is…

  • Marketing a Websites
  • Targeting Leads
  • Building Local Presence

You see all these things I listed above can apply to any industry out there. So when I picked this industry I knew that it would have people who are ready to learn, and willing to take action excited about growing their business.

I’m starting the process of this by being a member of one of the biggest REI websites in the world “BiggerPockets

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I even created something of value for this industry straight out of the gate to start the process of educating. I put together a free 52 week real estate marketing course, all for FREE.

They will receive a free newsletter each week with some amazing content that is teaching them how to market their business online to get in front of potential thousands of leads.

My Goals For This

Real simple and to the point is what my goals are for domaining this niche. The key will be to get this free newsletter out to at least 5,000 people by July 1, 2016.

From here I hope to be one of the go to places online for everyone in real estate to start learning about “real estate marketing 101” More on how I’m looking to make this happen later.

Once I’ve established this level of awareness, then I will take it a step further by creating something that will just change the real estate marketing world.

Stay Tuned for that

Goals for 2016

Life is all about setting goals, achieving goals, surpassing goals and falling short of your goals. Hopefully, you and I both can come as close as possible to the goals we set forth.

Mines are pretty much straight forward with no mesh in between. Whatever you have to do from writing down your goals to telling the world about them. Put your work into action so at the end of the day, you find success with your business.

Finish Two eBooks

I started writing two books in 2015 on local marketing, and real estate marketing. My goal is to have the real estate marketing book finish at the end of the month for those who will be interested in that.

I’m shooting for the fall of 2016 to drop the local marketing book which is half way done. But when you think about editing, and creating the book cover to the website that will offer the book there is a lot of stuff that needs to be done.

Rank #1 for Two Keywords

There are two keywords and only two keywords alone this year I have to try to rank for in the #1 position. If I can’t get #1 then I might settle for the top 3.

Those two keywords are…

  • Local SEO Marketing
  • Real Estate Marketing

Coleman Marketing Group | How to rank keywords

These are the top two keywords my entire focus will be on each and every day. These search terms get thousands of searches each month, so if I want to become the go-to man for these industries then I have to get some of that free traffic.

The way to become an expert/authority in an industry you must be able to gain traffic the free way versus the search engines. Now if you can rank for that keyword you’re going after no matter the industry, and on top of providing epic-wow content, you will succeed.

But I will give you a heads up on this, which will probably be a six months to a year process. Yep, doing seo take time whether its local seo or national seo. You have to be prepared to go months, and months of no ranking to even see a small size of growth.

Guess what, just by being a member of CMG by way of my newsletter that has over 2.5k subscribers as of today. You will get up to date content that will follow my process of making all this possible.

Build tons of local marketing content

One other element I’m looking to focus on this year is to build tons of local content for my Shreveport, Bossier, and Minden area of LA. These are my top 3 surrounding local markets where I can start building my brand like wildfire.

For example:

To be able to get a local dominance locally for my company which is the Coleman Marketing Group LLC, then I must push local content.

That content will be in the form of serving all industries that will help any business grow. So my plan is to maybe write about the local market from all the top industries.

Create content that the local attorneys will love to read to help brings in more clients. Plus even write some content on local casino’s who may come across it online, and think about contacting me to come in to talk about creative marketing ideas.

Just rinse and repeat for all the industries I write about. What I know is that no one else is doing it, so I understand if I create something epic-wow then I will stand out in the crowd, and most likely rank easier.

Double My Traffic and Search Terms

Lastly, I just want to double the traffic, and search terms linked to all my content. The goal is simply by all means is to grow the numbers to double exposure.  But, the only way I’m going to be able to do that is by sticking to the plan, and working my butt off to educate the people.

What are you goals for 2016..

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How to Start an Online Business from A to Z – Antonio’s Complete Step by Step Tutorial

How to Start an Online Business from A to Z – Antonio’s Complete Step by Step Tutorial

Some people just don’t know how easy it is to start an online business online, and start making money online. When I say something like you can make $9,749 a month online, I’m honestly given out a general number.

Disclaimer: This short guide is only meant to give you an example of the results you might just achieve. Your results can be higher or lower and only is determine by your efforts.

How to Start Your Own Business Online

Before I get into the nuts and bolts of starting your own online business, I first want to let everyone know that I focus my days on helping small business owners grow their business locally online.

But, time to time I’m asked about starting a business online versus the normal brick and mortar locations. So today consider yourself lucky, to get step by step instructions on how to go from zero to a good healthy monthly income.

First Thing First…

There are tons of information online about starting your own business online. Just do a simple Google search and find tons of general information about the following…

  • Getting a Business Name
  • Filling for an EIN
  • Finding a Niche
  • and so much more general information

Guess What? None of the other websites include full details of how to start an online business from A to Z, and take that business on a marketing spree to build passive income.

Well, today is the day no matter if your rich, broke, poor or just simply a person looking to get ahead in life by working only 1hr per day. Yelp, once you get this online business setup, and you can dedicate about 1hr a day then you will see some form of growth.

The Key is Consistency

Here are the only three items you will need to start, manage and promote your business to millions of people all by working.Yes…1hr per day.

Let’s Get Started

First before I get into how to go about picking a niche, setting up the website and starting your promotion. I first want to talk about the numbers game us marketers like to play.

What is the NUMBERS GAME?

Well, the way I determine how successful I cold be in a niche, first I add up a few numbers to see how much I might make if I reach a certain audience.

Let say I want to start promoting an ebook product which is $49 online, and my commission for selling this item is 50%. Basically, after each sell, I will get around $24.50 minus fees and taxes. To get a real number of profits from this, I will pretty much say that I will profit about $20 per sale.

This is called affiliate marketing?

One of the easiest ways to start a business online in any industry is by becoming an affiliate of a website. Affiliate programs are almost everywhere online these days. You can find thousands of places where you can get a link, and start promoting their stuff to gain a commission.

definition of affiliate marketing – Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts.

In simple terms when you’re promoting someone else stuff, and when another person goes through the tracking link they give you, and when they buy you will get paid. Just that simple

Who, What, When, Where

One of the biggest challenges of starting a business online is knowing which route you want to take. Should I go after something I love which pick an industry in Sports, Food, Health or Garden?

This is what most people struggle with more than anything is picking something they will enjoy promoting, and somewhat have a little love for.

But, what are my options

Never fear Clickbank is here……

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Clickbank maybe the #1 affiliate marketing website in the world if you ask around the internet. Heck, they have been around since the early 2000’s which is where I got my first start. I promoted a simple product that cost $50 and made a sale that profit me $25.

Every Since That Day I Was HOOKED

Clickbank is totally free to join, and once you have an account then you can pick from the thousands of products they have to sell. Now these products are items people put on their website to be offered to people like me, and you who are will to promoting them for a commission.

So, what I’m going to do is walk you through picking a product from Clickbank, setting up the website, and promoting it to the potential millions of people.

Following Along.

First you will need to click on “marketplace” to get on the page where you can select from the tons of categories to the left side of the page.

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For the purpose of this guide, I’m going to choose Sports/Basketball.

I’m a big basketball fan, so its profound that I pick this category. Why? I played the sports and understand how much people are willing to spend to become the best they can be. Plus I know how much work it takes to get to a point where you’re productive out there in the real live action.

Even though I picked this category doesn’t mean its the only place to start a business, and make a living in online. ALLLLLLL of the categories will make you some form of money if you apply yourself through smart marketing. For this example, I’m going with basketball, and for you, it could be Software, Computer or Music.

Back to my search…

So I decided to go with “Pro Handles” that will pay me 75% of a $45.73 sale of their product. I did a little research on the guy be-hide this program on Youtube and found that he do a good job in training. This made my decision a lot easier when deciding which product to promote.

At this point a few years ago we would start talking about keyword research. Today no need to do all that because believe me when I tell you people are searching for all things online. You just need to give them a place to come to solve their problem.

For this reason, I’m not going to confuse all of you who are not internet marketers. My goal is to make this easy as possible to do without teaching you have to do brain surgery. Just know all you have to do is…

  • set up the website “easy”

  • add the content

  • create catchy titles for the content

  • link to affiliate products

  • and promote to thousands

That’s It, Easy, Simple, But must be consistent

Now I have the product I want to promote…what’s NEXT?

Setup Hosting and Domain

There are a number of hosting companies out there you can use that are affordable, and most importantly reliable. Not to knock any of those guys, but for some years now I being rolling with the best of the best which is BlueHost.com.

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When I decided to start Colemanmg.com I needed to turn to a platform that could handle my marketing style.

  • Never Offline
  • Customer Support
  • Fast Server

Bluehost is the best hosting company I recommend in today’s time over the rest. I’m not going to get into too much abut the services, and the overall setup. To be honest, I could talk all day about them, so to keep this train moving I just want to cover the basic.

  • All you have to do is create an account
  • Pick a domain name
  • Install WordPress
  • Upload a theme “for free”

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Building Epic-wow Content

No matter how good a product is, if no one finds out about then it’s just another product online. People go online to search for solutions, and when content comes that solves that problem then you have a potential customer/client.

Epic-wow content will be shared by the thousands if it’s something of value. That sharing will come from…

Linking to your content “website/blog”

Share on social media

  • Facebook
  • – Twitter
  • – Email
  • – Word of mouth
  • – and etc.

Guess What Happen Then?

Yep, you guessed it. You get more eyeballs on your website which is promoting a product that is related to the content they just shared. This means you getting clicks on your affiliate links which will turn into sales.

The number game…

Let say one piece of epic-wow content is shared on the following.

  • Stumble upon – 1,365
  • Reddit – 1,223
  • Twitter – 935 times
  • Facebook – 364 times
  • Google Plus – 45 times
  • LinkedIn – 15 times

Now these numbers are real numbers you can actually get because I’ve seen them thousands of times online. Heck, I’m even gotten big numbers like that when I posted something amazing on my website that was so good that people just had to share it.

Out of those around 4k shares, you could easily be looking at 10k, 20k or even 100k people coming over to your website.

Let say we get one sell per 50 visitors to the website/blog. If we take the 20k margin of visitors then this will give me around $50 per 100 visitors.

$500 per 1,000 visitors x 20times = $10,000

Yelp, all from one piece of epic-wow content

How Do I Produce Epic-wow Content

First before you start the process of promoting your website to the world you will need to have at least 10 pieces of epic-wow content on that site.

Few Examples of epic-wow content I’ve written in the past.

Here’s is why….once someone reach that website it has to pull them into an opt-in mode for something, click an affiliate link or share your content. No matter what any of these three is a plus in my book of building a successful business online.

Three Ingredient for Great Content

  • Catchy Titles
  • Educational
  • 1,000 words plus

If you can produce content in this manner then you will just blow by the competition just merely on having something that no other websites have.

To help you achieve the “Catchy Titles‘ aspect of it then I have a free website for you that will allow you to just type in a keyword or phrases, and the system will give you over 200 catchy titles to choose from.

Let me introduce you to Tweak Your Biz Title Generator

Since I’m promoting a basketball website about ball handling dribbling. I entered the keywords “basketball dribbling drills” which spit me back 100’s of titles

Seeeeeee……..

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Now I have the titles I want to use when creating my epic-wow content. This is so great because they are so catchy that it forces people to share, click and link to it.

But there’s more…

I know most of you struggle with topics to write about, so I decided to help you guys out in that department also. You can visit another great FREE website that will give you nearly 1,000 topics to write about even when you’re stuck.

Meet Ubersuggest

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This maybe the #1 website in the world when you talking about free to give out such impressive topics. All you do is type the words and BINGO you have topics you can write about for a lifetime.

Basically, when you combine the two then you get what I call rocket like content that is ready to soar into outer space. Once you pick the topic/title/1,000 words plus….then you will see a full transition into you ability to dominate that market.

Just know when you create this epic-wow content versus the other sites who are publishing low-value content, then you will see a spike in traffic, shares, links and most importantly sells.

But wait..to be able to really put this on autopilot to work for you day and night 365 day a year. You must think about utilizing autoresponders to do the following…

  • Capture Leads
  • Share more content
  • Content updates
  • Answering question
  • Follow-ups
  • Producing sales over time “drip feed more valuable content”
  • Autoresponders = Auto Profits

It was once said if you want to be successful in business then start given away your knowledge. Yes, just start given away everything you can think of under the sun, and watch how people start to follow you and start seeing you as an authority.

The Power of FREE

If you can utilize an autoresponder, and give away something for FREE then you can not only gain leads but also increase your profits.

The question is…how can I use something for free to grow my business online?

Here’s the secret

Create a piece of epic-wow content that can be published in a PDF to be viewed online or download. For the example of the basketball niche I have chosen above is that I will like to create a guide that covers all parts of ball handling.

Now this guide must cover everything, and I mean everything if I want people to enter their info to get it. It has to be something of value that people have no choice but to get.

I’m Talking About Must Have Content

My overall goal is to get people to the website and encourage them to opt-in for the free ebook guide I’ve created. This mean that I will create a guide that will be around 5k to 20k words long.

Reasons for this is that people will get the most value from all this content. If it’s educational throughout then this will result in people staying on my list, and continuing to read the website. The purpose of all of this is to get them to buy the item I’m promoting.

The Spin Cycle

When I get people on the list, and they’ve already downloaded this FREE ebook guide but now I want to put them in the spin cycle.

This cycle is when I input content that will automatically go out about once or twice a week. The objective is to give, give and give some more to those who opt-in to your list.

By offering additional information through email it not only provide them with more in detail content, but it also puts your business on auto-pilot marketing. You see this is the same formula I use for my free 52-week real estate marketing course.

With this free course, I just proved a weekly newsletter that will walk those who subscribe to it a more detail way of marketing their real estate business.

With this approach no matter if I’m promoting the above program which is the ball handling product or even if you are promoting any product of your liking. You will be able to use an autoresponder to work for you 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

Oh, Wait..here is something that will turn your regular epic-wow content into PDF’s. So you can write something, and then post it to your website and use this free website to turn it into a PDF

Wink, Wink…now you have something you can giveaway to get people to opt-in.

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Secret Sauce

What you need to do is create that guide/ebook that you can provide to your visitors. Once they are in the cycle your job is pretty much completed at this point. The series of emails will include the following information that you will need to grow your profits.

  • Educational Content (300 to 600 words)
  • No Selling
  • Drop Affiliate Links

Now there are two autoresponders I refer that are the best of the best. First Getresponse is one service I been using since the early 2000’s. Can’t say enough good things about those great people over there from the service they provide to the many thousands of happy customers such as “ME

Next is Aweber which I started using back in 2012 have been one of the backbones of my business today. When these guys came alone I had to give them at a try to see what difference they bring to the table for automating my business online.

What I’ve found is that they run neck and neck, so using anyone of them for starting your business online will just come down to choice..nothing more or less

This leads me back to my project in hand for the ball handling the website. What I want to do is generate as much content as possible, and get it put into PDF form to be downloaded. Next I will create at least 20 pieces of content that will be highly informational content that the opt-in subscribers will get at least once a week until they buy the product.

This the model for me and you is to get all of these things set up so when can start marketing our website. Heck, none of this will be worth it unless we can drive highly targeted visitors to our website.

Getting traffic to a website can be the most tricky aspect of starting an online business. People can manage to set up all the beginner things, but when it comes to marketing nearly all of them fall short.

Here in the next section, I’m going to show you guys how to take a simple website from ZERO to Thousands of visitors per month. All this by knowing zip about marketing online.

Zero to 100,000 Potential Buyers

One of the things that keep the average old joe from growing their business online is one-word “TRAFFIC” Not being able to get people who are interested in your product or service, and getting them to come over to your website can be the end.

Without the traffic to a website, there is no way in the world you will ever be able to build your business online.

Guess What? I have the answer for you

No need to…

  • Buy Traffic
  • Buy Leads

I’m not going to tell you that I’m the master of getting traffic to any website or show you tons of screen shots of the traffic I get to CMG or any of my other projects over the years.

Not going to show you stats at the end of the day because you care less about them. What I’ve learned over the years is that they care less about your success, but more about what you can do for them.

Simple As That…for that reason I’m jumping right into how to get traffic to any website online no matter what niche you pick.

Yelp, no matter what niche you pick

Here We GO…..

For this basketball handling website, I’m looking to promote I need to start thinking outside the box if I need traffic NOOOOOWWWW.

What in the world can I do to get traffic without paying for it, and waiting months on SEO to work?

Hmmmmmmm………I got it….Piggyback Marketing by CMG

This is the marketing that allow you to take the success of one person, website, blogger, podcaster, company or celebrity, and piggyback off their audience.

Take the example of my niche which is basketball ball handling. To be able to find people who are in this niche I will have to stay on a broad base grounds. Meaning instead of finding other piggybacks who are all about ball handling, it will be easier just to target “Basketball” in general.

This mean I have thousands of people, blogs, websites and celebrities who I can attach my website that will introduce to their thousands of followers.

It goes like this….

  • Make contact
  • Spark up a conversation
  • Share some epic-wow content “remember”
  • Ask them to share or link to it
  • BINGO, BINGO, BINGO

Just That Easy…Plus Think About This…

Can you even imagine getting your website in front of 32Million craving basketball fans. Just those numbers alone will skyrocket my traffic if I can create the best ball handling website online, that filled with tons of quality educational content that includes epic-wow, shareable resources.

If I’m able to get only 1% of those people to buy my product that will come out to be 320,000 people.

320,000 x $20 = $6,400,000….all I got to say is WWWWOOOOOOOWWWW

The way I could do this is by contacting some of the top influencers in this market. Who will that be?

Kobe Bryant and LeBron games..yep those guys

I’m just using them as an example for this project, so don’t think they’re going to be the only places I’m targeting. What I need you to see is that these two guys have millions of followers on Twitter, and I mean millions of followers which equal up to 31million basketball lovers.

Wink, Wink..I’m promoting basketball content, and they love basketball seems like a marriage bout to take place.

All I have to do is contact these guys, and butter them up with something amazing so they could possibly share it. You can take a look at the two guys Twitter Pages below.

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These guys have millions of followers, and just one tweet of my epic-wow content will just be like hitting the lottery. It will mean….Thousands of Subscribers and Thousands of Sales

But in the reality of things will these guys even promote my content for me no matter how great it is if their not getting paid for it. Chances of this are really slim is you understand the branding of these celebrities. Even though it will very hard to get on their radar I will still go after them just BECAUSE>

So the question comes how do I increase the number of responses of those who may not be as popular as these guys, but have an enough following to make a difference.

This is why I looked up another guy, and his name is Jamal Crawford which is another great basketball players but not as famous as the others above. What Jamal does have over 797k followers on Twitter?

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Not saying Jamal will answer any email I send him, but I will say it would a little easier to get his attention versus KB and LJ. Just by him looking at my content, and sharing it will mean the world for my brand online.

Now imagine if I go out, and make the same contact to every other NBA player, WNBA, NCAA, NBDL or any other form basketball in the world. I can contact all high school coaches, college coaches which equal to thousands of people around the world.

All I have to do is make contact.

Look, I haven’t even talked about the basketball websites, bloggers that I can just do a Google search for, and compile a list and start the outreach.

But you may be saying how can I do this outreach thing fast, easier and manageable. For this reason, I want to introduce to you Buzzstream the greatest piece of software ever built online. No Joke

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Welcome to Buzzstream

To be able to put your website in front of thousands of craving people who are ready, and willing to subscribe or spend money. You need something that will pretty much do all this, and more implemented all up under one roof.

Buzzstream has been my best friend for over a year now. Can’t live without it because it helps me keep track of all my outreach. This is the only online software you will need to be able to make the right connection to get the ball rolling on building your brand and traffic.

You see I’m not going to get into how to use the software because you can learn how the implement the entire software through the Buzzstream University page. These tutorial videos and guides will show you how to work all parts of the software.

Just a truly remarkable software that will allow you to dominate any niche market. The only steps you need to take is to find a niche, set up a website and promote to potential influencers in your given market.

That’s It

The Recap

There is no magic pill for success online only your efforts will determine your success. You can read this post over, and over again but until you take action it’s all a dream.

My reason for putting this content together was to help those who are looking for another stream of income. Yes, my website is about local marketing, but today I wanted to share something with you more off topic than usual.

This guide was for….

  • The newbie
  • Online Marketers
  • Business Owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • and etc…

What I really want you to understand before I end this content is that this is not a get rich quick system. NOT AT ALL. You will need to treat this like a business which is what it is when you start to make some form of income. Basically, go into this with your mind open to success, and before you know it you will be on the path that most will never travel.

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