2 Quick and Easy ways to Generate an Income Online

Hi guys, how’s your 30-day blogging challenge coming along?

See THIS POST for more information.

Are you actually DOING it, or are you being lazy about it? 😉  I know sometimes it’s difficult to get started and keep yourself motivated (especially if it’s not something you’re familiar with), but this post will hopefully motivate you to get started and to KEEP GOING after you’ve begun..

There are essentially 2 ways that I use, and have used extensively in the past, in order to build a consistently growing business (and income) on the internet. After you read this you might just realize how much you’re over-complicating things..

I mentioned in a previous post that if you know how to make money with email and a sales funnel, you will always be able to make money in this industry. .. And if you don’t know how, everything else you try to do will be SO much more difficult.

So let’s get to it..

What I’ve always looked for in online marketing is ways to sell and recruit in the most automated and quickest way possible. I mean, isn’t that why we do this on the internet? It’s quicker, and automation is right there at our fingertips…

In internet marketing, no matter what excuses you make, there are 2 things you need to do:

  1. Advertise
  2. Create content

What do they do?

Essentially, they take care of the short term,  and the long term aspects of creating wealth online.

Advertising allows you to focus on building your list quickly, and making sales.  Instant traffic, instant leads, instant sales. This is where your cashflow and lead generating is concentrated.

Creating Content is where you focus on the long term aspect of building your business and the relationships connected to your business. This is where “trust” is developed, and where the big, long term money is generated.

Simple: Advertising creates money/cash flow, Creating Content generates long term wealth. Tie them together through social media and you’re laughing.

Now, the first method (Advertising) is usually where people get stuck, right?

Where do I advertise? What do I advertise? How much $$ will it cost me? How much $$ SHOULD it cost me? What results should I expect? How do I know if it’s working?

.. All valid questions.

Actually, the second method (creating content) is a sticking point as well..

How do I create content? What do I write about? How do I setup a blog? How often do I create? How do I deliver it?

All valid questions as well.

So, to make this easy to understand, there are 2 methods that I use that I have been very successful at over the years in creating wealth on the internet that cover Advertising and Content Creation quickly and easily.

  1. Advertising = Solo Ads
  2. Creating Content = Blogging

By far, the easiest, quickest, and “push button-est” way to generate leads cheaply, is running solo ads. Period.

Ultimately, here’s what happens: You create your offer, you run the ad, you get leads, you make money. Most of the time you don’t even have to write the ad yourself! You just give them your URL and in a few days your list gets bigger. If you do it right, it will cost you $0.00. (nothing!).

So if generating hundreds of leads to your contact list every week for FREE sounds good to you, I can provide you with the shortcuts to doing this right.

Hint: Join my list up there in the top left under my picture and I’ll let you know when I put the last 3 “shortcut” videos together on effective solo ad marketing.

On to creating content..

Yep, blogging is the way. Seems obvious and simple but it needs to be done. Your blog is where you focus on building your online presence and your own “brand”. What you’re doing is creating value for your readers which puts you in the position of being the “go-to” person for your area of expertise.

To some of you, this whole blogging thing may seem complicated and time-consuming, but if you know how to do it, it’s really quite simple and doesn’t take that much time at all. And the REWARDS can be massive!

Again: Join my list above and I can get you the RIGHT information on how to “shortcut” this whole process..

So, in a nutshell, those are the 2 ways to generating a huge income on the internet.

Here’s how it all comes together:

You start blogging and running solo ads that are relevant to what you’re talking about on your blog. Your ads generate leads (and sales), and your followups to your list direct people to your blog. Your blog creates value for your list and keeps them interested in what you’re talking about. You make more sales and business connections through your blogging, which of course generates more revenue for you to run more (and bigger) ads. You run more ads, generating more leads to your list, point them to your blog… etc..

Sound confusing?? It might sound that way right now, but it’s really not. Keep it simple and you’ll win.

That’s how I’ve done it for years, and it’s working out pretty good for me 🙂

Questions and comments below..

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– Geoff Stephen

How To Get Support From Your MLM Sponsor

Hi all.

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When we decide to join a new opportunity or business, we want to make the best impression on the people we are going to be working with, don’t we?

I mean, you want to get help and support from both your sponsor and your company, so the impression they get of you can determine what kind of support you’re going to get.

What you DON’T want to do is start off on the wrong foot and get on someone’s bad side.

Trust me, as an owner of an MLM company, I’ve heard them all – both good and bad.

If you want your sponsor and uplines to IGNORE you and hope you quit sooner than later, here are a few things you can say to them:

1. “Well, I hope YOUR system is the one that actually works for me..”

Any time someone says “I hope..” means they want something but don’t want to work for it. Your sponsor isn’t going to spoon-feed you. They’re there to help but don’t expect them to do the work for you.

2. “I’ll give it a couple months and see what happens…”

What this really means is “I hope this works..” (see #1 above), and “If something better comes along next week, I’m outta here!”. Why would your sponsor want to help you if you have no plans of actually trying to make it work??

3. “I’ll bring in my HUGE downline IF you listen to my suggestions and treat ME like a heavy hitter!”

Yeah sure. Heard that one before. I’ve dealt with lots of “heavy hitters” that didn’t even know how to swing the bat. If you truly could do what you claim, you shouldn’t have to publicly claim that you can do it, right? ie. Prove it!

4. “I don’t have a lot of spare time, but this is all AUTOMATED, right?”

Yeah sure, just click the “easy” button and go back to your video games. If you don’t have a lot of spare time, why are you starting a business? Successful people in this business work VERY hard.

I’m sure there are more “gems” like these, but I hope you’re getting the point here.

Now if you genuinely want support from your sponsor, here are some things you can say to get their attention in a more positive way:

1. “What do you suggest I do on a daily basis?”

Your sponsor (and the company) want to know that you’re “teachable” and can follow instructions. This also shows that you’re willing to learn and take on new tasks. A schedule or plan is important to ensuring that you’re consistently working your business.

2. “When can we get on the phone/skype to discuss our plans?”

Communication is the most important part of this business. The fact that you’re willing to get on the phone on a regular basis goes a long way, especially in the “online” industry. Make the call!

3. “Here’s what I did today to build my business..”

Not only does this show that you’re actually DOING something every day, you may even be giving your sponsor good ideas for building their business as well.

4. “Check out my daily task list, is there anything you would suggest I change?”

Again, show your sponsor that you are ready to go and are at least beginning to put a plan in action. Action makes money. They will pay attention.

Get the idea? Don’t expect support if you’re not willing to take responsibility for your own actions.

My suggestion right now?? Contact your sponsor and start formulating a plan. Even if you don’t really know what you’re doing, make contact and ask for help. The simple exchange of ideas between you can put you on the right track. Contact them, and make a solid committment to following up with them in a few days (make an appointment), and on a regular basis.

After all, you want to be successful in this don’t you?


– Geoff Stephen

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The 30 Day Blogging Challenge – Are you up for it?

Hello all..

I would say “Happy Friday” to you but if you run your own business like I do… weekends are never really “weekends”. Not that I’m complaining 🙂

Okay, I have a challenge for you..

As most of us know, an essential part of our online presence is our blogs. Right? And in order to be productive in your blogging, you need to follow the “C.C.C.” rule:

Constantly Create Content”

Hey, that’s not bad considering I just made that up now. lol

Seriously though, the content you create on your blog is not only important for your blog traffic, it’s also a very important part of your list building as well. Yes, yes it is.

You always need to be providing value to your list, and you blog content is an incredibly easy way to deliver it. As many of you know, most emails I send out will point you to my blog to get the complete message. Very rarely do I deliver a complete email message in an email (go figure) – I always give them the “gist” of it, then say “go here to get the rest..” and off they go to my blog. You can say so much more on a blog than you can in an email, and you can deliver it better, brand yourself, get feedback, and really put your personality into your message.

Right, so here’s your challenge

In my opinion, you should be delivering content to your list – via your blog – 3-5 times per week.. MINIMUM. And if you want to put numbers to it, focus about 30% of it on marketing a product, the rest is just valuable content.

My challenge is for you to create 5 blog posts per week for the next 30 days.

Blog posts that are relevent to whatever you’re currently marketing of course. 5 posts per week for a month is 20 blog posts in total. Sounds like a lot but really all we’re talking about is 1 hour per day for 5 out of 7 days.

Note: If you’re feeling particularly creative you could do all 5 in one day, then all you have to do is post them on the approprate days. It’s up to you.

Honestly that’s not a lot of time, but blogs last forever so what you’re doing is creating content that you can use over and over again to provide value to your list.

What do you think? Can you do it? Will you do it? … or will you let it go, once again searching for an “easier way”?

As always, it’s up to you of course..

Oh and by the way, I’m challenging myself to do this as well. It’s not easy when you have other businesses to run but I’m up for it.

Let me know if you do this and I’d be happy to come over and comment or give suggestions..

So.. Happy Friday! Hit me up on Facebook if you like:


– Geoff Stephen

P.S. I have a new product coming out soon that will show you step by step how to build your list by 100-500 new (high quality) leads per week… for $0.00 using solo ads. Sound good?

Learn These 2 Marketing Skills and Never Have to Worry About Money Again

Hello all..

You know, it often amazes me when I see people struggling in online marketing for the simple fact that they’re spending all their spare time trying to find that elusive “cutting edge” strategy or product that’s going to make them super rich.

It amazes me because when you break it down, there are only 2 skills (or methods) you really need to concentrate on in order to see success in online marketing.  Yes, only 2.

In fact, if you can be proficient at these 2 skills, you will NEVER go broke, and you will always have money coming in, and you will always be building your business. Seriously.

If you are one of those people that is looking around right now for that magic product or training that somehow “redefines” how marketing is done… you need to stop right now.

There’s nothing wrong with the training you’re searching for, nothing wrong with new products, but the foundation of your entire online business sits on these 2 skills. If you don’t have these skills, nothing else matters and nothing else will make you money.

What are these 2 skills?

.. are you ready?

Drumroll please…

Here they are:

#1. Email marketing

#2. Sales funnels

What?? That’s it?? THAT’S the magic formula??

Yup. Awesomely “ground breaking”, right? Cutting-edge, too! 😉

Here’s what it comes down to..

In online marketing, if you can be successful at selling via email and through your sales funnels, you will ALWAYS be able to make money online. Seriously. BUT, if you DON’T know how to sell via email and with your sales funnels, you will have a LOT of difficulty being successful at ANY other aspect of this business. Fact.

These 2 skills ARE the foundation of your online business existence. If they’re not… well.. you need to change your focus.

But Geoff.. what about traffic? Don’t I always need new traffic coming in??

Yes and No. Yes you need traffic to convert to leads, of course. No because if you’ve been building your list for a while, if you don’t have traffic you can still promote and sell to your list. You see, traffic generation is just a supplementary skill that allows you to generate more leads to market to via email. It’s not something you need to have if you already have a list. See what I mean?

The foundation of an online marketing business is your list, and your ability to build your list, and your ability to sell to your list. You build your list (and make sales) with your sales funnel. Anything else you do is just a layer on TOP of your foundation.

Yes, it’s simple. And maybe it sounds boring to you, but this is where it’s at. There is nothing wrong with new marketing methods and shiny new marketing “toys”, but if your foundation isn’t there, none of that will matter.

Amazing Secret Marketing Tip: Don’t overcomplicate things. This stuff is simple. Keep it that way.

Lean these 2 skills “first”, and focus on them until you can make money consistently. Once you do that you can do anything else you want in this business because you know you can make money at it. Don’t get distracted. Take this advice, it’s the advice I wish I had when I first started out.

That’s it! Hope this was helpfull. Let me know in the comments below, or on Facebook.

Oh, and join my list (opt-in under my picture on the left)  and you’ll be the first to know about the training I’m producing on this subject! I’m a nice guy so let me know you’re there. lol

– Geoff Stephen