Turning Passion Into Profits

Starting a small business is one of the most important decisions you can make in your life.  If you do it right, then there is no telling how far you can go.

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How To Test Your Niche

With keywords in place and competitor research complete, Day 4 of the 30 Day Challenge prepped challengers to test their selected niche market with affiliate products. Clickbank or Amazon are always a reliable source for such products. Alternatively, you can go to Google, type in your “keyword + affiliate” and peruse the search results for an appropriate affiliate program.

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Day 21 of 30 Day Challenge – The Cluster Effect

We started with market research. Next, we used our selected keywords to test. We have to make sure there’s traffic for our keyword(s) or we will be wasting our time. The power of the 30 Day Challenge method “lives or dies on keyword selection.”

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Day 15 of 30 Day Challenge – The WHY of Traffic

At Day 15 of the 30 Day Challenge we’ve: 1) conducted market research, 2) identified niche keywords that should be able to compete, and 3) picked an affiliate program for testing. Day 15’s lesson discussed how to generate traffic. Using Web 2.0 properties, we will have the ability to generate enough traffic to determine if our keywords are going to work or not. It should be noted that while tools and strategies change on a daily basis, the theory or fundamentals of online marketing success remain the same: Read the rest of this entry

30 Day Challenge Bonus Material

The Golden Nuggets Strategy

Although, Ed Dale provided the research strategy to learn about a new niche, he cautioned that reading is not enough. You must take notes for the information to be useful. Using the Golden Nuggets Strategy, adopted from Gary Halbert, Ed suggests that participants conduct their research as follows:

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Day 2 – Identifying Niche Markets

Day Two of the 30 Day Challenge focused on identifying viable niche markets to pursue. Before delving into the details, Ed Dale cautioned participants to avoid “Major League Niches” such as weight loss, dog training, real estate investing and health related topics. With that said, Ed went on to provide participants with the following list of tools to generate ideas: Read the rest of this entry