Have you ever thought to yourself: “I don’t want to write today”? Of course you have, because you’re human. The real question, is what are you going to do about it?
One of the most common problems faced by entrepreneurs is lack of motivation. Blog writers are some of the most prolific and driven writers in the world today—there are millions of blog available online, and each day, bloggers’ post insightful and informative posts to entertain their readers. However, if you’re a writer, you have no doubt experienced blogger burnout and have days where you sit at your desk and stare at a blank entry and realize that you’d rather be doing anything but writing…
How many times have you started a project and never followed through to to finish it? How much time have you spent thinking about your next “million dollar idea” just to talk yourself out of finishing it?
We’ve all been there. From simple procrastination to a lack of resolve, fear sets in and we back down from the challenge of a great idea. So how do we stop ourselves from giving in to our self-doubt? First, we need to understand the real root of our inaction, and then we need to .
Now that we’ve got our mind-maps set up, it’s time to separate the wheat from the chaff. While it’s true that money can be made in virtually any niche, choosing the right balance between competition and income potential will improve our odds for success. Selecting a careful balance of risk vs. reward is also much more likely to keep us motivated during the initial start-up phase of our businesses. As any successful entrepreneur will tell you, a young business will require long hours and hard work for little or no reward, but hard work always pays off. What is true for a brick & mortar business is no different than an online franchise, and making money online requires the same level of dedication.
In a world of theives and online aliases, it is important to stand for the basic principles for which you hold any other brick and mortar business. Sure, these business offshore clothing manufacturing to low cost countries (such as China or India), but you understand that the employees within the business are properly compensated for their time, have the proper insurance programs, etc. Likewise, a successful (and honest) web blogger should hold themselves to similar standards. Cutting corners and taking a short cut here or there may save you some time in the short run, but there may be consequences to these actions.
On April 24th 2012, Google applied an update to their search engine rankings, code named “Penguin”. Using what are known as algorithms, Google’s many complex mathematical models determine the ranking of webpages within their search results. A highly kept secret, Google does not publicly disclose which factors can help a website, and those which can lower it’s rankings. While many general suggestions have been made by Matt Cutts (leader of Google’s webspam team) to improve a sites rank in the past, this is the first major update targeting at lowering ranking for sites determined to be in violation of various Terms and Conditions.
The following are some of the negative SEO tactics outlined in the Penguin update…
Now that we’ve got our mind-maps set up, it’s time to separate the wheat from the chaff by selecting niche keywords. While it’s true that money can be made in virtually any niche, choosing the right balance between competition and income potential will improve our odds for success. Selecting a careful balance of risk vs. reward is also much more likely to keep us motivated during the initial start-up phases of our businesses. As any successful entrepreneur will tell you, a young business will require long hours and hard work for little or no reward, but hard work always pays off. What is true for a brick & mortar business is no different than an online franchise, and making money online requires the same level of dedication, and a proper selection of niche keywords.
In an effort to provide full transparency for the Two Week Notice Project, this new blog series will identify each and every step needed to establish a new website (more on content & niche selection later). When I first started registering domain names and establishing niche websites, I bought a complete HTML programming guide and programmed the entire website by hand… boy was that a mistake! Not only did I lose interest in the site, but it completely turned me off to the idea of earning online income whatsoever!
After months of researching, examining alternate programming methods, outsourcing design work, and spending countless dollars on failed projects, I’m here to show you what works. After all, do you really want to spend hundreds of dollars troubleshooting your website or do you want me to show you a few shortcuts that in the end will make your site better, faster, and rank higher in Google!?
Welcome to the Two Week Notice Project! The date is February 15th, 2012, and today we start our journey to financial freedom…
First and foremost, I want to discuss the two main goals of this blog (details can be found on the About page). While you could probably classify this website as a “make money online” blog, I hope that it is serves as more of a road-map to success than a blazen attempt at grasping for advertising revenue and impersonal connections. While I hope that each and every visitor here can follow in my footsteps and find success outside of their 9 to 5 job, I also sincerely hope that connections are made between each and every one of us. Are you willing to stand with me on this journey?