Traffic Tuesdays - Episode 3

How To Ethically & Legally Siphon Traffic From Your Competitors' Websites (Traffic Tuesdays - Episode 3)

Welcome to another episode of Traffic Tuesdays!

In this episode, you're going to discover how to ethically and legally siphon high-quality, targeted traffic from your competitors' websites in just a few minutes or less.

Let's get started...

Enjoy!
- James Francis.
Founder & CEO, Digital Prosperity.

P.S. What did you think of this video? Leave a comment below!

Traffic Tuesdays - Episode 2

How To Show Your Profit Directly Within Your Facebook Ads Account (Traffic Tuesdays - Episode 2)

In this free training video, I'll reveal how to show your profit and ROI within your Facebook Ads account.

This way, you're no longer throwing your money into a black hole and hoping for the best, because you can see which ads are making a profit on your ad spend and which aren't. Then you just drop the losers and scale the winners.

Let's get started...

If you'd like help setting this up, just go here to learn more about our "Done For You Facebook Ads" service and see if it's right for you.

Enjoy!
- James Francis.
Founder & CEO, Digital Prosperity.

P.S. What did you think of this video? Leave a comment below!

The 5 Things To Say To Create An Irresistible Offer

Struggling to make sales of digital products, online courses or services?

Here's a free video tutorial which reveals the 5 things to say to create an irresistible offer, so you can finally make a profit online...

5 Steps To Build A Profitable Online Business

Struggling to make sales of digital products, online courses or services?

Here's a free video tutorial which reveals the 5 things to say to create an irresistible offer, so you can finally make a profit online...

Posted by Digital Prosperity on Monday, October 9, 2017

(Don't forget to turn the sound on and choose HD quality for the best experience)

Please click "like" and "share" above if you found it valuable! 🙂

Have a great day,
- James.

Traffic Tuesdays - Episode 1

What To Do When One Gender Just Isn't Converting (Traffic Tuesdays - Episode 1)

Ever had a traffic campaign when one gender just isn't converting?

We had the same problem, but stumbled upon a neat 5-second tweak which made the campaign a huge success. This video reveals all...

What did you think of this video? Leave a comment below!

Enjoy!
- James Francis.
Founder & CEO, Digital Prosperity.

The 9.72% Conversion Rate Trick

The 9.72% Front-End Offer Conversion Rate Trick

Right now we're getting a 9.72% conversion rate for the paid offer at the very beginning of our sales funnel.

In other words, 9.72% of cold prospects become customers, having never heard of us before.

(That's pretty good, considering the average conversion rate is around 1-2% for a $27 offer!)

Here's the one trick we're using to get these results, along with some proof of these wild claims too...

Click Here To See The Order Form Example Mentioned In The Video

What did you think of this video? Leave a comment below!

Enjoy!
- James Francis.
Founder & CEO, Digital Prosperity.

7 Things I've Learned From Launching 11 New Websites In 10 Different Niches

7 Things I've Learned From Launching 11 New Websites In 10 Different Niches

James FrancisJust lately, I've been working personally with 11 committed entrepreneurs to create and launch their new online venture to the world.

Each website was in a different niche, apart from two clients who shared the same niche (but focused on different aspects of that same niche).

So far the revenue has reached $1,412.57 per day (on average) for one of these websites in the last 12 months (and climbing), and for the rest I'm bound by a non-disclosure agreement 😉 .

I've learned a ton of marketing lessons and tricks while doing it, but here are the 7 most important ones you can take away and apply to your own online business today...

1) Research Is Everything

Although it isn't sexy or exciting at first, you'll struggle to make ANY sales online without the right kind of research.

Can you imagine how difficult it would be to sell cat food to a dog owner? That's what new business owners do ALL the time when they don't do their research!

Facepalm!

You should know your audience's average demographics (physical attributes), including:

  • Age range
  • Gender
  • Location
  • Household income
  • Education level
  • Marital status

... Along with their psychographics (mental attributes), including...

  • Their biggest problem(s) in your niche. What keeps them awake at night?
  • Why are their problems painful? What knock-on effect do they cause? For example, "not having any money" may affect their stress levels, which in turn affects their relationship, etc. So solving their money issues would also solve their stress levels, which in turn would help to fix their relationship.
  • Their common objections, e.g. "I don't have much spare time", "I'm not very good with technology", etc.
  • The level of awareness around their problem, e.g. do they know a solution exists? (More on this later.)
  • What do they look for in a product? Maybe a strong guarantee? The strategy being explained step-by-step?
  • What is their preferred way to consume content? Watching videos? Reading reports/ebooks? Listening to interviews?
  • And more!

Your job as the marketer is to know your prospect inside out, so you can tailor your solution to them and be a perfect match for what they're looking for.

It's easier to do that than try to change the prospect to match your marketing. People fear change, so trying to do things your way will give you all kinds of friction.

2) Map Out Your Profit Process Before Doing Anything

As the saying goes, "if you fail to plan, you plan to fail".

There's nothing worse than spending weeks or months of your spare time creating a product and website, only to find out it doesn't fit well with the rest of your products and you need to spend even more time changing the whole process to make the most profit.

So before you create anything, you should map out your online venture's long-term strategy and which products you'll be selling to people.

The first thing you need to decide is, do you want to focus more on digital products, or focus more on services?

Here's a simple way to find out...

a) Do you want to automate more things to give yourself more freedom? If you answered yes, sell more digital products instead of services.

... Or...

b) Do you enjoy working with fewer clients more closely? If you answered yes, sell more services and charge higher prices.

Of course you can still do both if you want to, but it comes down to placing more emphasis on one over the other.

Once you've decided on the format for the offers you'll be selling, you need to map out your product line.

After all, one product is a promotion - not a business - and you'll struggle to make a profit over your advertising costs without multiple products in place.

So whether you're selling other people's products as an affiliate OR selling your own products, you need to map out a product line that ascends people from a low-friction price point ($7-$27) up to high-priced, high-value services ($3,000+).

Each product should be related to each other in some way and be a logical progression from the last.

For example, if you're selling an ebook of recipes to boost your metabolism at $7, the next logical step would be to provide a weight loss course at $27, then a proven exercise plan tailored to their goals at $97, and so on.

See how they are all congruent with each other and are a logical "yes!" from the previous offer?

If you just start barging into creating (or selling other people's) products without thinking things through, it's tough to get everything to match up, which hurts your profit in a big way.

3) Be Aware Of Your Niche's Maturity

Every niche has one of three levels of maturity:

  1. They don't know they have a problem, which means they aren't looking for a solution.
  2. They know they have a problem, but don't know a solution exists.
  3. They know solutions exist, but aren't sure which one is best.

Each level of maturity will require a different type of marketing, as the prospect has different objections to overcome.

For example, a prospect who doesn't know they have a problem isn't going to respond very well to an advertisement promoting a solution to that problem, because they don't know they have that problem yet and it feels like the solution doesn't apply to them.

Also, a prospect who knows there are plenty of solutions available to their problem doesn't need to be educated that they have a problem, as they already know!

So once you know the level of maturity in your niche, you can change your marketing accordingly.

But how do you find this out?

Due to the age of the Internet, most niches are at level three, which means your marketing should focus on giving them reasons why your solution is the best way to solve their problem, making it stand out over your competitors' solutions.

However some smaller niches will be at level two, which makes it super easy to make a huge profit because your prospects are actively struggling without any kind of solution.

Just put yours in front of them and they'll eat it up without needing much persuading.

Then, there are some ultra-modern niches that erupt out of nowhere that are at level one, like how the release of Pokemon Go brought about hundreds of new businesses promoting strategy guides for it.

If you match your marketing to the level of maturity in your niche, it's easy to connect with the conversation already going on in your prospects mind, then selling becomes effortless.

4) Always Have A Unique Methodology

Most outdated business textbooks will tell you to create a "USP", which stands for Unique Selling Point. In other words, what makes your offer stand out from your competitors' offers?

However the Unique Methodology goes one step beyond this.

It's not enough nowadays to just have a better guarantee, a better price, or a better customer experience.

While all those things are important, what will truly make your product stand out even more is a different methodology to achieve the end result.

Jack Daniels doesn't just say "we make great whiskey". They have a unique step-by-step process on their website which explains how the whiskey is made differently to improve the taste.

You could argue it's pretty effective too, as they have a combined Net worth of $152 billion (yes, billion with a "b"!).

Not only that, but every business I've worked with that implemented a Unique Methodology always saw a massive increase in sales.

For example, if you're selling a trading software, your Unique Methodology could be that the software uses its own unique algorithm to pick up "profit signals" in the financial markets.

Or, if you're selling a video course about survival (think Bear Grylls), your Unique Methodology could be that you're tapping into very early hunter-gatherer strategies that have been lost in modern society, or similar.

It massively helps you to stand out in the marketplace as a completely unique solution, without having to keep undercutting your competitors and lowering your profit margin.

(Click here to get a free video which talks about creating your own unique methodology, along with the other 4 parts of our results-getting Prosperity Formula.)

Once you've decided on your Unique Methodology, be sure to use it as the core message in your sales pages, advertisements, emails, and everything else!

5) Write Good Copy

Even if you have an amazing product, if your copy sucks, your prospects aren't going to ever see how amazing it is.

Your sales pages need to stir up emotion within your prospects and persuade them to buy of their own free will. Simply telling them about the nuts and bolts of your product and shouting at them until they buy isn't going to cut it.

That's why you should start learning how to write good sales copy from day one, as this will increase your persuasion skills and boost your results with everything you do.

While you're learning, it's best to hire a copywriter with a proven track record for getting good results.

Be sure to hire somebody who has a lot of results-based testimonials (e.g. "his copy increased my conversion rate to 6.2%!"), instead of a bunch of generic "thanks for a timely delivery" type testimonials.

Although it may be an unexpected outlay, if you want to kickstart your success, having better copy will pay for itself within a few weeks - and can often last for several years before it needs a refresh.

6) Focus On Quality Over Quantity

Most beginners will often focus on getting as much traffic as possible for the lowest price possible. That's their goal.

Or, they will buy the cheapest solution despite it not delivering on its promises.

The problem with this mentality is that you're always going to be let down.

Cheap traffic is cheap for a reason - because nobody else wants it!

Why does nobody else want it? Because it isn't profitable for them!

Also, I've found that cheap, sub-par solutions are always full of bugs and make the simplest tasks take much longer than planned.

Just one bug can sometimes delay you launching your new online business to the world by several weeks, or even months!

Meanwhile you're still working for a boss in a job you're not passionate about.

So instead of focusing on quantity, I always focus on quality.

When it comes to traffic, I always target the main 6 countries: United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

These top 6 major English-speaking countries usually have higher traffic costs than say, India, but always make more sales - giving a much better return on investment (ROI).

For example, I promoted the same lead magnet using two different traffic sources - Facebook Ads and solo ads...

After 2 days, my Facebook Ads campaign had broken even on my traffic costs and was making a huge profit, without much testing at all to improve my results further. The industry average to do this is around 30 days, but using my method I did it in two.

Screenshot of huge ROI from cold audiences!

When getting cheaper traffic to the same offer using solo ads (where you pay someone in your niche to send an email to their email list promoting your offer), I made zero sales whatsoever.

So from my experience over the last 9 years and making multiple millions dollars in sales, you'll always get better results focusing on quality over quantity.

7) Test, Test, Test!

It's an exciting feeling when you're ready to launch your website to the world...

You nervously hit the "start" button on your traffic campaigns and start seeing the visitors roll in.

You think, "I'll be rich soon!".

You start looking at Lamborghinis and new houses, then imagine how jealous all of your friends and family are going to be.

But then nothing.

What happened?!?

The reality is, most online marketing campaigns completely flop the first time around.

This is because most people don't have a clue what they're doing and run their marketing based around what they think will work, instead of what their prospects want.

This can often lead to spending hundreds or even thousands in testing to find out what works and what doesn't work.

Testing different price points, different profit process structures, different email marketing strategies, different ad copy, different targeting, different content formats, different lead magnets - and the list goes on!

However, if you follow a plan that's been proven to work, you increase your chances of success by a huge amount.

It's the equivalent of having a mentor in your corner without the huge price tag.

To save yourself all the testing and wasted time, effort and money, we've created a simple formula to use when you're just getting started that always increases your sales. You can learn about it in our free video here.

Click Here To Get Our Free Video Which Reveals Our Simple 5-Step Formula To Make A Profit Online Selling Digital Products & Services

See you there!
- James Francis.
Founder & CEO, Digital Prosperity.

Maze

How Things Have Changed In The Last 9 Years

Yesterday I found a spreadsheet with my first ever purchases for my online business, along with my first ever sales...

First Ever Business Purchases

Yes! This means it's coming up to 9 years since I first started my online business.

It was a humble beginning - using my Dad's chunky desktop computer and slow dial-up Internet, while studying at college and working a part-time job at a grocery store (called Morrisons) here in the UK.

But is it more difficult to make a profit online nowadays? Or easier?

1) Technology

When I first got started, there wasn't anything like LeadPages, OptimizePress or ClickFunnels around to help you build web pages.

Heck, even WordPress was still finding its feet.

This meant the only two options were to hire somebody else to create the web pages for you OR learn how to code yourself.

At first I took a part-time class at college to learn HTML coding, because it was a necessity if you wanted to become successful online back then.

But even then, that wasn't enough to make my web pages look as professional as I'd like - so I hired a web design company to create my sales page template.

That's the £187 (roughly $237) transaction you can see in the screenshot above.

Just for ONE web page!

But since then, technology has advanced like crazy.

You can now use software drag and drop elements on the screen to create your web pages without any kind of coding knowledge, with the software even linking the pages together for you.

This means it's cheaper and easier than ever to get your website online.

2) Education

An important part of starting any business is learning about the business model and the audience you're marketing to.

This is made SO much easier when there are good products around to learn from, otherwise you end up floundering in the dark.

Back when I got started, there seemed to be an abundance of knowledge available - most of it good!

Even ebooks were filled with hundreds of pages of actionable advice you could follow along with.

But nowadays, most products aren't as good as there were when I got started.

The invention of the "tripwire" offer has made most marketers water down their content to do more pre-selling than actual teaching.

This means you usually need to a pay a good deal of money just to get something you can actually follow along with.

Not only that, but there are a lot more scams around from people who think it's totally acceptable to screw their customers over with fake identities or old, rehashed information.

So it is more difficult to learn the basics, but not if you know where to look.

That's why our dedicated mission is to deliver the highest quality products which inspire, teach and help 1,000 entrepreneurs to achieve financial freedom. We're taking things back to the good old days.

3) Profit Generation

Up until recently, the main way you would make a profit with your online business would be to create a new product, do a fancy product launch, then repeat the same process a few months later.

It was easy to have your marketing buddies supporting you by promoting your stuff, as there were only a few launches happening every week. So their schedule was wide open.

But the downside to this was that your income would go up and down like a rollercoaster ride.

Some months you'd be making tens of thousands of dollars in sales (or more, if you had the right connections), whereas other months would leave your bank account covered in cobwebs due to not launching anything for a while.

Nowadays, there are tons of launches happening every single day. Just take a look at any popular launch calendar to see what I mean...

Daily Launches

Yep, that's 8 launches in one day!

This means it's nearly impossible to get a large crowd of affiliates supporting you, unless you're able to make them a ton of sales and have a lot of history together.

The result? A launch that completely flops and only makes a few sales for your months of hard work.

That's why an evergreen marketing strategy has become the best way to make sales.

Instead of creating a new product every month, you can create a suite of products once and then sell the same products for many years to come, keeping them updated every so often.

Instead of relying on other people to drive traffic to your offer, you can be in control of your own traffic and sales using free sources (like Quora, content marketing, forum marketing, etc) and paid sources (like Facebook Ads, Google AdWords, solo ads, etc).

Instead of having to give away tens of thousands of dollars in affiliate prizes, you get to keep a lot more of the money you earn.

Overall it's a much easier strategy which doesn't burn you out.

4) Saturation & Competition

With new marketers joining a new niche every day, most beginners' first thought is, "isn't the market getting saturated?".

And and the answer is... No!

A popular niche is actually a good thing, as it shows there is money to be made there.

The reason new marketers can join a niche profitably is because there are also more prospects joining that same niche.

If things were saturated, the businesses in the popular niches wouldn't be able to support themselves and they'd disappear off the face of the Internet.

The population has grown by over 38 million people so far this year, and it's still growing at an alarming rate.

So just as there are more marketers joining the information marketing world, there are also a lot more prospects seeking help.

Not only that, but more competitors means:

  1. More people to buy traffic from.
  2. More ideas you can model.
  3. More JV partnerships to forge (e.g. interviews, cross-promotions, etc).

So overall the increased popularity of most niches is actually a good thing.

This brings me to the ultimate question...

"If I was starting again from scratch TODAY, would I still get started, knowing what I know now?"

The answer is YES!

It's easier to create good-looking websites.

It's easier to create a long-term, evergreen, dependable income (instead of crossing your fingers and hoping your affiliates will promote your stuff).

And it's easier to get ahead of the other procrastinating beginners who bury themselves in poor quality products, if you're committed enough.

All you need to do is get started.

Onwards and upwards!
- James Francis.
Founder & CEO, Digital Prosperity.

P.S. What do you think? Do you think it's gotten easier? Or more difficult? Leave a comment below! 🙂

The Prosperity Process

The Prosperity Process - How To Make Sales In An Authentic Way

Do you ever find yourself selling your awesome products as hard as you can, but still end up making no sales?

And when you do, you feel so much like a slimey salesperson that you feel like taking a shower afterwards?

Or worse, you DO end up making sales but then your customers refund afterwards because they felt pushed into it?

The truth is, you don't need to feel slimey or pushy when making sales.

Over the last 8+ years, we've perfected a solution selling system that doesn't actually feel like selling, because it's done in an authentic way.

Better yet, you'll actually get better results from using it too, as people will naturally want to buy from you instead of feeling pressured into it.

Here's how it works...

The Prosperity Process

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The first stage is the most important...

Stage #1: Niche Infiltration

Niche InfiltrationMoney is made when your prospects buy a solution to their problem.

So to be able to make sales, you need to know who your prospects are and what problems they have before you do anything else.

(Luckily we have another blog post describing how to do this here.)

By the end of this stage, you'll have a complete picture of who they are, what their problems are, their most-used phrases for describing their problems and more - which can all be incorporated into the other parts of this process.

Stage #2: Fix A Problem For Free

Free GiftWhen people first encounter you, they're likely to be jaded and think you're trying to screw them over in some way. But that's ok - it's human nature to be skeptical - especially if you've been screwed over before.

So your main task during this stage is to get your prospects to know, like and trust you.

The best way to show people that you're able to help them is to actually help them. And the most effective way way to do this is by giving them some kind of valuable content for free.

This piece of valuable content doesn't need to be a novel or something that takes forever to create.

In fact, they should only take around 2-3 hours to create at the very maximum, otherwise you're probably overcomplicating it.

In our testing, anything you can give to your prospects which allows them to "swipe and deploy" usually works best (e.g. templates, printable resources, etc), but you can instead use a video tutorial or a short written PDF report if that isn't an option for you.

The best way to structure this free content is:

  1. Briefly explain who you are and why you should listen to you.
  2. Teach them how to solve an issue in your chosen niche (which you discovered in stage #1).
  3. Recommend your paid offer to achieve their main goal.

Which brings us onto the next stage of the Prosperity Process...

When done correctly, this generates a natural desire to want to learn more about the solution at the end, instead of it coming across as a pushy hard sell.

And even if people don't buy right away, this low-stress process means you don't scare them off forever, creating the opportunity for them to change their mind in the near future.

Stage #3: Offer To Fix A Bigger Problem

Help Fix A Bigger ProblemAfter your prospects have consumed your free content, they've usually dropped their guard because they can see you're not like the other snake oil salesmen, and are more likely to listen to what you have to say - especially when it comes to helping them achieve a goal they've been trying to achieve for a while.

That's when you introduce your paid product which helps them to achieve their main goal.

For example, in the dog training niche, your free content could be to stop your dog from barking at the mailman, and the main product could teach fun ways to house train your dog.

See how the free content only deals with one specific section of the bigger picture?

That's what makes it an easy transition from the free content to the paid content - because the jump in value is obvious to them.

This product should be priced at a level your prospects see as a low price. Something they wouldn't have to call their accountant about.

Usually this ranges from $7 to $47 depending on your market, but can sometimes be higher in B2B-focused markets.

Essentially it's just to change the relationship of a prospect into a customer (so they're more comfortable buying from you again), educate them on the fundamental strategies of what you teach, and opens up the pathways to the remaining the stages in this process.

Stage #4: Offer To Supercharge Their Success

Speed Up SuccessAfter your prospect has bought your flagship product (or "front-end offer") and became a customer, they're usually looking to speed up their results in some way. People are busy and are always looking for shortcuts.

That's why you should offer them related products which make their journey easier, faster or more effective.

It's the equivalent of giving them a cab ride in a Lamborghini instead of a beat-up taxi cab shared with 3 other passengers.

These optional products should be offered to them immediately after they place their order, while they're still in the "buying mindset".

However be careful not to have any more than three of these optional upsells, otherwise you run the risk of confusing your customers and increasing your refund rates.

When used correctly, people usually welcome these upsells, as it gives them a way to better their results which they wouldn't have had access to before.

Plus this process will maximize your average order value (known as "AOV"), which is critical to making a profit on any advertising.

Stage #5: Offer To Guarantee Their Success

Guarantee Your SuccessIn any market, there are customers who are willing to pay a lot more to get even more value. These customers are the low-hanging fruit to maximizing your business's profit while making the biggest positive impact in their lives - so it's a win/win.

That's why you should always offer a premium solution to your customers that has a higher price point, but the price is justified by the huge amount of value they receive.

For example, this could be a "done for them" type of service, a coaching program, or anything which provides a lot of value to the customer.

But another element that makes this process different to any others is the focus on a guarantee at this premium level.

Without it, sure - you'll get some good results from the higher prices alone.

But when used correctly, a strong results-based guarantee will always multiply your premium sales and dramatically increase your profit, while people get more value than they've ever had before.

Why?

They have an end in sight for when they can achieve their goals, and have something to fall back on. It's their safety net in case of any overlooked shenanigans.

Bonus Stage: Hidden Elements

Underlining all of these stages is mindset, branding and positioning, and value-giving.

You need to develop the entrepreneur mindset to think like a marketer, while branding and positioning yourself as an authority figure in your niche, while delivering value throughout the entire process.

This way, your prospects will never feel pushed into buying something they don't want, and you'll always be giving them exactly what they need help with.

If you'd like to be guided through every step of this Prosperity Process in beginner-friendly detail, along with everything else needed to make your new online venture insanely profitable, you should grab our Six Figure Shortcut program.

It's created thousands of success stories, and we're aiming to double that in the next 12 months. I hope you can be one of them. Or if you'd prefer to figure all these parts out yourself, I wish you luck.

Either way, just be sure not to forget any of the above stages, otherwise you'll be putting a glass ceiling on your results and prevent yourself from reaping the benefits from your time and effort.

This exact moment in time is where you don't need to feel salesy any more. You don't need to annoy people. You don't need to sell inferior products in the hope of making a quick buck.

You can sell anything you want in a non-pushy way because you now have a proven process to do so, while actually feeling proud of your online business so your family and friends will be impressed by you and stand in awe of what you've accomplished.

Let's make a difference.

Find Profitable Niches

4 Simple Steps To Finding Profitable Niche Markets

Frustrated

Have you been struggling to start your own online business?

Are you starting to wonder if the whole concept of becoming an internet entrepreneur is just one big scam?

Do you love the idea of earning extra income from home, giving you the freedom to live life on your own terms…

...but so far, everything you’ve tried has failed to work?

The good news is you CAN create your own online business to provide a better life for your family... Even if you’re not a marketing genius, a world-famous celebrity, or a “technical whiz” with boatloads of free time.

The bad news is that the hardest part is getting started. After all, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the confusing options and conflicting information. And to make matters worse, there are all kinds of scammy “gurus” out there who make their living by taking advantage of your inexperience.

Trust me—I know how you feel.

And that’s why I want to share with you the #1 most important step to starting your own online business, which is finding a profitable niche. Finding the right niche is essential. Trying to start an online business without having the right niche first is like trying to build a business on a foundation of quicksand. It just won’t work.

Here’s a simple 4-step method you can use to find a profitable online niche:

Step 1: Brainstorm Your Interests

The best place to start is by examining the things that interest you. What gets you riled up & excited?

Many people skip this step...and that’s a big mistake!

You’re going to be spending a lot of time on your online business. If you choose a topic that you’re passionate about, you’ll be much more likely to actually DO the work (and you’ll enjoy it a lot more, too).

So to get started, brainstorm a list of at least 20 interests that you’d like to build an online business around. Don’t judge yourself as you write; just let the ideas flow freely.

Once you’ve managed to create a list of 20+ interests, your next step should be to narrow that list down to your top 5.

Of all those topics, which ones are you most passionate about?

Which ones seem to have the most potential for fun and profit?

Narrow down your list to your top 5 interests, and then move on to step 2…

Step 2: Research Your Audience

When starting an online business, what’s the #1 most important thing to focus on?

Hint: it’s not your product. It’s the person who will be using your product...AKA, your audience.

You should be focused on your audience every step of the way. Everything you do should be focused on how you can help them (not how they can help you).

So how do you identify & research an audience?

An easy way to get started is to find out where they’re hanging out online, and then go see what kind of things they’re saying.

Find relevant Facebook pages and forums. Read the comments on popular blogs and YouTube videos.

Start to get an idea of who these people are, what their biggest problem is, and how you might be able to help them. Once you do that, you’ll be ready to start step 3...

Step 3: Research Keywords In Your Niche

Next, you need to do some deep-dive research on your topics to make sure that each topic has the potential to be a profitable niche. In order to do that, you need to come up with a list of keywords.

First, use Google’s “auto-complete” feature to get keyword ideas. Search for a basic keyword related to your niche in Google. But before pressing “enter,” look at the suggested searches that come up underneath.

For example, some suggested searches for “dog training” include “dog training tips” and “dog training collars.”

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Now, hit “enter” so that you see the search results. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and look at the list of “Related searches.” You’ll get even more ideas, such as “dog training courses,” “dog training classes,” and “dog training videos.”

2

Anytime you come across a new keyword that seems related, add it to the list.

Step 4: Choose the Best Niche

Your last step will be to take your keyword lists and analyze them for both potential and competition.

Head on over to the Google Keyword Planner and search for all the keywords in your list, one at a time.

For example, the term “dog training” gets 90,000 searches per month and has a medium level of competition:

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This is encouraging, because it suggests that this niche has good potential without too much competition.

Keep in mind that competition is not necessarily a bad thing. Having some competition is actually a GOOD sign! When a niche has some competition, it means that people have already proven that they're willing to spend money.

So don’t be discouraged if your niche has some competition; that’s a good thing. If you find that your niche has way too much competition, however…

(For example, if you’re targeting the keyword “weight loss”...)

Then you might need to revisit your niche and try to drill down to a smaller subset of that category. So if “weight loss” is too competitive, try a more specific niche like “weight loss after pregnancy.” Then you’ll need to go back to step 2 and research this new niche in more detail.

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Make no mistake: if you want to start a successful online business, it is absolutely *essential* that you choose a good niche.

However, I also realize that following steps #1-4 above can be incredibly time-consuming. (Especially if you’re not familiar with how to use tools like the Google Keyword Planner.)

So if you’d like to get a proven shortcut for finding a profitable niche, there’s good news. I’ve put together a free report that shows you the 12 most profitable niches for building an online business.

In case you don’t know who I am, my name is James. (Nice to meet you!) I’ve run my own online information marketing business for over 7 years. I’m currently making around $500k per year, getting paid handsomely to help grow businesses and change lives all over the world.

So it’s pretty safe to say that I know what I’m doing here.

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