I have just upgraded to Mountain Lion on my iMac. And I am thrilled. I’m using the dictation feature right now as I speak. I have always been a terrible typist. But now, I don’t have to worry about typing. This is my first try at using dictation and I’m having no problems.
This will do wonders for my productivity. I will be able to write content, answer emails and participate in forums without having to type.
To learn how to use Mountain Lion Dictation watch the video below.
There were two traps I fell into when I first started trying to make money online – not doing sufficient market research and not doing sufficient competitor research. After a few failures I got it through my think head how important it was to do lots of niche and keyword research before buying a domain name and putting up a WordPress site. However, it took several more failures before I realized and understood the importance of competitor research.
Making money online really comes down to two things – traffic and conversions. If you can’t beat your competitors in ranking, you won’t get a sufficient amount of traffic. And without a sufficient amount of traffic you won’t be able to test offers, track results and improve conversions.
You must take the time investigate the strength of your competitors once you have identified a profitable niche market. The temptation to get started quickly is hard to resist with the excitement you feel when you have found a niche that looks like it can make you money, but you have got to find out who you are up against and if you have the resources to beat them.
My favorite piece of software, Market Samurai, now makes competitor research very easy with their SEO module. What used to take many hours of tedious work using a number of tools now can be determined in a number of seconds.
Look at the screen shot below. Recently, I have been looking into the natural health niche. While I wouldn’t target the keyword “natural health” for a number of reasons, Market Samurai can tell me at a glance what I am up against if I wanted to try and rank for that keyword. You’ll notice a lot of red – this means a high level of competition. So I would stay away from this word.
If we look at the keyword “JLPT” , an acronym for Japanese Language Proficiency Test, a sub-niche in the Japanese Language niche you can see quite a bit of red, but a lower level of competition. I managed to get top page ranking for site of mine called JapaneseProficiencyPower.com (highlighted). I sell a test guide on how to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. JLPT gets 110,000 phrase match searched a month, some of which ends up on my site. As you can see my site has only 6 indexed pages, but I have had it rank on the top page of Google for a two years thanks to the help of Market Samurai.
Take a look at this video of Anthony who gives a tour of the Market Samurai SEO Competition module. He walks you through how Market Samurai gives you an easy but incredibly powerful way to assess the level of competition in any particular niche.
Traffic Ultimatum is another great product of George Brown, the creater of the very popular Google Sniper. This product teaches you how you can use a number of paid and unpaid strategies generate traffic to websites that you are trying to or want to promote.
I have tried using the product, and believe me when I tell you that George Brown was not kidding when he said that it will make your website generate more money. It has really helped me boost my Google Sniper sites.
In the end it really is all about traffic. Even if you have a great product to promote, or incredible sales copy on your website you won’t make any money unless you have a steady stream of traffic visiting your website. you could be the greatest copywriter or marketer in world, but you need traffic to make conversion to get the sales you need.
So, for all you internet marketers out there, this product is basically a dream come true! You will be able to earn more money since the strategies in Traffic Ultimatum will bring in more traffic to your site. Now, you have to follow these strategies and take action and put them into practice. However, once you do you will notice the difference. you traffic will increase which will result in more sales.
The product is is packed full of content. So you will need to set aside some time to go through it all. There 13 modules and 3 manuals which include all the instructions you need on how to get the traffic you are so desperately after. Don’t do what most people do and buy the product and not go through it all. Set aside a few nights, or a full day to take in all the content.
The great thing about this product is that George made it very user friendly. Even though there are some advanced strategies taught in this program, it is very easy to follow. So if you are just starting out and are working on you first internet marketing product or website you will find Traffic Ultimatum really easy to understand. After going through each module you will be able to start driving traffic to your sites without any problems.
If you are really serious about making a passive income online then you need to generate lots of traffic. You can try and learn it by yourself or follow a system that works. Traffic Ultimatum helped me get this site ranking on the top page of Google for the keyword “niche marketing”. It worked for me so it can work for you.