In this first episode, I give you my background and let you know what you can expect in upcoming shows. There is no magic bullet, but I will show you how to make money online with my step-by-step video tutorials.
There is No Magic Bullet
Howdy! I am Bryan Knowlton with http://yourbossblows.com. This is Episode No.1. and I am going to give you a little bit of background information on me, how I have made my money online, a little bit of history about how long I have been doing this, and the different steps that I am going to show you to create a passive income online.
When I decided I wanted to start teaching people how to make money online, I wanted to give 100% of my techniques and let you know what you need to do to earn money online. My plans are to show you from start to finish, many different ways to make money online.
It will be up to you to JUST DO IT and get started in one of the areas where I have had experience making some good money online.
There is no magic bullet. There are plenty of ‘get rich quick’ schemes out there, but I don’t believe any of them work. You can get lucky and make a ton of cash fairly quickly, but unless you stay on top of it and continue building on your success, most likely you are not going to get rich.
Are you ready to work hard? Do you have to succeed? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to earn money online?
You have to be dedicated and you have to work hard to make money from home. You won’t be sitting on the couch, watching TV all day and cashing all the checks that are coming in. I always succeed the best when I am under pressure. If you are under pressure and have to make some serious changes for your future, now is probably a great time for you to learn how to earn money online.
Do you have something you could offer to people that will solve a problem or create value?
Maybe you have some type of knowledge you could share with other people that you could sell to them.
The great thing about having a passive income is it gives you the ability to do whatever you want, when you want.
A little about me
I have been self-employed for about 20 years. I have always been able to take a vacation, do something with my kids, and visit the family when I was not working on a current project, but it was not the same constraints of working for an employer. Setting my own hours and not reporting to a boss has been great, but there is a lot of work involved.
It is not something that you are going to be able to do right overnight or start making the big bucks tomorrow, but what I am going to do is teach you realistic ways to make money online. I have about five to seven different streams of income coming in. I could be out at the beach. I could be off on vacation and no matter what, that money is still coming in on a monthly basis.
Real Estate Appraiser and Internet Marketer
I am a real estate appraiser, so in addition to providing appraisal services to banks and individuals, I also market Internet marketing tips and advice to other appraisers.
Almost every industry out there, any home industry, (pretty much any industry), if you know a carpenter or someone who installs carpeting, most likely they are not going to know how to market their services to get business online. It is fairly easy to become a local search expert.
If you know anything about the Internet, it really does not take a lot to become a local search marketer. You could help them with their online advertising campaigns, building a web site, handling their social marketing and creating that exposure they need.
Just imagine the competition out there. If your carpeting business is showing up No. 1 in Google, you are going to be busy and you are going to be making a very good income. You are going to be able to pick and choose what type of carpet installation jobs you want to do. If you are No. 10, you will still be getting some business off the Internet, but it is nothing like the No. 1 position. You can really earn money online by helping those people obtain the #1 position in your area.
If you could help someone in your area get the No. 1 position, they are going to pay you a lot of money. There are a lot of different things like that, maybe in your own business or maybe your current employer could really need help with Internet marketing. This is only one small area of making money online, but I really love local marketing, so I will be covering that topic in some upcoming shows and interviews.
Creating Information Products
You can also create an information product. I created a directory of companies that order appraisals from appraisers. Appraisers could spend their lifetime searching down this information. When I came up with this idea, I needed appraisal work very badly so I started talking with other appraisers, searching on the Internet, making lots of phone calls and I created my own directory.
I now sell it for $100.00 a copy. That alone brings me over $3,000.00 to $4,000.00 a month just for that one information product. You can do something like that. There are so many different ways to earn money online by creating value. My directory gives tremendous value and I have not had 1 refund in over 5 years of selling the directory online.
Why Watch Your Boss Blows?
If you follow my shows, you are going to learn what is involved in earning money online. I know a lot of you need to make money online NOW, so I will also show you quick ways to make money online.
Most of the stuff I will be teaching is long term though. I am still bringing in very good affiliate sales on products I marketed over 15 years ago!!! I smile when each check comes in.
So I will show you step-by-step, tell you what tools to use and what tools and software will help you make money online quicker. I am not one of those teachers that are going to give you a bunch of good information but leave you hanging for more, only to find out you have to pay $99.95, $499.95 or $9,999.00 to get the rest of the information. This has happened to me many times before and it is very discouraging. There are a lot of really good people out there sharing their information for free, and I hope to interview each and every one of them. Why do they do it for free?
Because there are products and services that you must have to make money online. You need website hosting for example. I tell people to get their hosting at http://mybluehosting.com because their service rules and they are very responsive to my needs. They are also very inexpensive and have very fast servers. When someone follows one of my affiliate links to them, I get a small commission.
The same with Market Samurai, a product I love and use almost daily. Why waste 4 hours researching a few keywords when you can do it in 20 minutes with Market Samurai instead? The same with that product… If you buy it through me, I get a small commission. It is a win-win situation. You get great hosting, learn how to do keyword research, and in return I get some money to cover my hosting, bandwidth and hopefully put a few bucks in my pocket at the same time.
That is how and why we are able to give away all our information for free. There are so many niches out there, we won’t step on each others toes and take away each others commissions. 100% disclosure, that is what I am about.
You Want to Earn Money Online – Are You Better Than The Rest?
Just Get Started
That is all it takes. You can be hung up on a domain name. You could be hung up with hosting. You do not know how to build a web site. Where do you start? There are tons of questions.
I am going to help you with that. Get any domain name for now.
You could always change it later – it is not going to kill you or your web site.
If you speak with any successful entrepreneur, there will be tons of failures along the way. You are probably not going to hit it off your first shot. I did really well on my first shot – extremely well – but when the .com bubble burst, so did my Internet business’.
So, if you are going to fail, it is better to fail fast. The quicker you fail, the quicker you can move on to your next product or project – whatever you are doing at that time.
The key is to just get started. You need to get over those little rough stops along the way because it is going to happen. You are going to want to focus. You are going to want to know when to let go of something that is just not working out. You will want to know when to start over. I have failed many times when I was trying to earn money online, eventually I figured out what works and what doesn’t.
Selling on the Internet – Before the World Wide Web
There are many different strategies for success and failure, so fail fast. I have been doing this for about 20 years – actually a little over 20 years. I have been doing this since the early 90’s. I started selling on Usenet. I was selling products and services off Usenet through my college account, people were sending me checks, and eventually I got an 800 number and a credit card processor.
I have been doing it for a long time and if I would have retained more focus and diversified better, I would be a multimillionaire by now. Sure, I have made over a million on the Internet and it is spread out over the past 20 years. It is not a great success, but I have had a very good living. I was able to buy multiple houses, cars, get married, honeymoon, kids, stay-at-home mom – all that good stuff through the power of the Internet. It is just amazing.
Upcoming Videos on how to earn money online
What we are going to start with in the next couple of shows is I am going to start with the real basics. This will be for real beginners. It is going to be step by step, so I urge you to follow along if you are watching this on your computer or watching it on TV. If you signed up to my newsletter, what I will do when I am done with a new show is send you the transcription of the show and multiple videos that you can watch in different formats, It will give you the ability to pause and really follow along. You want to follow along and just do it. Do not let these videos pile up. If you have a really good idea and I have already 5, 10, 15 or 20 shows, start with show No. 1 and just follow it through. When you want to earn money online, you might think of rushing and skipping steps. But you really need the complete foundation to follow through.
You will get a web site up in no time at all. You will start marketing and earning money online. It is really not that difficult but without all the steps and all the information, it could be very difficult to get started earning money online. So, in the upcoming episodes I will be teaching:
- how to find a good host like BlueHosting
- setting up a website (quickly)
- the proper plug-ins to use
- formatting your pages and posts
- how to get back-links
I am going to cover it all! There is a lot of information coming forth. In each show, I am also going to give assignments. If you are building a website, at the end of that show I am going to tell you to download these basic themes. There are also other themes that you could get that might be better geared towards your type of business.
There are some really good local business themes out there that are built for mobile, as well as optimized for the search engines and optimized for local searches – taking advantage of geo data. The local marketing area is huge right now. Everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. I do not see how any local business could live without it. It is just not smart to have a local business without having that local presence. You could bring in tons of work for any type of business out there.
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Until next time – just do it!
If you are interested in watching the next show, watch Episode 2a: Two methods I use to earn money online