What Is FutureAdPro? You Will Love This Opportunity!
April 15, 2017
What Is Revenue Sharing & FutureAdPro?
The Power Of Compound Interest!!!
Earn Commissions with FurtureAdPro
How Do You Get Started?
So what do you do now? if you are ready to learn more about FutureAdPro, then you can Click Here to get started for FREE! Once you sign up, I will get you into a couple of different Facebook groups which makes for a great support group.
Also, once you register, I will send you additional training on all the ins and outs of the program. Don’t worry that’s not going to cost you a dime either!
If you have any questions, comments or concerns please don’t hesitate to drop a comment below and I will be sure to get back to you ASAP!
FutureNet Club Review, Can You See The Potential?
April 14, 2017
How To Earn Money With FutureNet
Get Paid To Invite Friends
No Selling Required
If you want a way to make money online without having to sell an actual product then FutureNet offers just that, through activity on the FutureNet Social Media Platform, FuterNet Matrix and FutureAdPro (revshare).
Why Does FutureNet Pay You?
The FutureNet Matrix
How Do You Participate?
- Simply Click Here to register, don’t worry, it’s free!
- Set up your account on FutureNet
- Join the Matrix at the level your are most comfortable
- Invite others to join using your own FutureNet Link
- Ensure they know the opportunity behind the platform at the very least join the $10 level on the Matrix they can upgrade at a later time if they wish.
- Ask to join the Facebook Support Groups to learn more and receive a link for additional training on how to use the program.
- A Landing page that you can customize
- Future Cloud (for file storage)
- Momentum Marketing system
- Blog Platform
- Video Mail
- Video Production
- Web Templates
- A smart phone
- Tablet or laptop
- An Exotic Trip
- An Audi
- Porsche Panamera
To Sum FutureNet Up
FutureNet is a social media site that pays you to simply use and to share with others in the form of an MLM. What you decide to do with it is completely up to you.
Check out the following video below for a visual explanation on what FutureNet is and what it offers.
The great thing is that this is not the only income stream available! This is where FutureAdPro comes into play and the part of the program that I truly feel is a game changer! Click Here to read about the other half of the equation, FutureAdPro and how you can easily create a passive income for yourself as well.
To sign up for your free FutureNet account, Click Here! Hope to see you on the inside!
I you have any questions, comments or concerns please don’t hesitate to drop a comment below and I will be sure to get back to you ASAP!
What Is Audio Transcription? Fastest Growing Work From Home Opp
March 3, 2017
Today I thought I would focus on ever growing field of transcription. So what is audio transcription and is it a opportunity to pursue?
The great thing about transcription is that as technology advances it is becomes easier and easier to do. Audio files are much clearer then they use to be and new files that need transcribed can be sent out in a matter of minutes.
Allow me to break down exactly what transcription is, the pros and cons, and if I think this is a good avenue to look at further.
What Is Transcription?
“A transcription service is a business which converts speech (either live or recorded) into a written or electronic text document. Transcription services are often provided for business, legal, or medical purposes.” – Wikipedia
Generally speaking, what you would do is listen to audio that would be sent to you and writing out exactly what you hear and simply submit and get paid for doing so.
Today transcription is quickly becoming one of the easier ways to work from home simply because of the demand that is out there and the ease to get recordings that need transcribed into peoples hands.
Different Types Of Transcription
While you can transcribe pretty much anything, there are 2 basic types when it comes to transcription:
- Interview Transcription – This is a word-to-word written document of a live or taped interview. These may include legal cases, interviews, business meetings, or even research from a particular focus group.
- Medical Transcription – Obviously you will be focusing on transcribing medical files and reports. This will present additional challenges because you are going to want to be familiar with medical terminology and codes as well as being compliant with HIPPA laws.
Transcription Pay Rates
From what I could find, the industry standard is that it should take 1 hour to transcribe 15 minutes of audio. One thing that you need to keep in mind that there is a learning curve to getting efficient as a transcriber. Chances are, you will not be within this standard when you first start out.
There are a lot of factors when considering how much you can earn as a transcriber such as experience, speed and the company, or companies, that you work for. You also have to consider the option of becoming a freelancer and have the ability to potentially name your price. I know you are looking for specific numbers though so hear is what I found:
- Hourly rate can range anywhere from $10-$25 an hour
- Median income of around $15 an hour or $31,000 a year
- Yearly full time pay as of January 2017 is between $20,000 – $52,000
- By looking at the graph above, it may take a good 5 years of experience before you are able to begin making better money.
Who Can Do Transcription?
Anyone can do transcription, but there are certain traits that I think you will need to be successful at it:
- Should be an efficient typist
- Must be able to pay attention to details
- Starting off, your going to have to have some patience as there will be a learning curve
- In some cases, it can be difficult to understand what is being said so good hearing is going to be a plus
- Able to work in an atmosphere without distractions
Pros And Cons Of Transcription
As you can imagine there are pros and cons to doing transcription, lets see what we can come up with below:
Pros Of Transcription
- Could turn into a stable full time career choice
- Able to work from home
- Is a skill that anyone that is willing can learn
- Have the ability to work for a company or be a freelancer
- As technology advances, transcription jobs are only going to grow in demand
Cons Of Transcription
- There does seem to be a ceiling as to how much you are able to make
- Can be very difficult to learn how to effectively transcribe some audio
- Competition may increase as more and more people work from home
My Overall Take On Transcription
I personally tried transcription one time and I absolutely hated it. I was doing a training session and it took me 45 to transcribe 5 minutes of audio. I was so frustrated that I decided that it was not for me and moved on.
In saying that, that was simply MY experience and may not be YOUR experience. If you have to have a background in this kind of work already this could be an amazing opportunity to work from the comfort of your own home with ease.
If you are willing to take the time to learn this new skill, and trust me when I say that this is a new skill that will need to be learned, then transcription can be a great way to become your own boss.
Transcription is as close to a work from home “job” as there is. Think about it, yes you are your own boss but are still having to complete work for someone else.
I am not saying this as a knock on it, in fact I am sure that there are people out there that would like this kind of structure. But I think it is worth mentioning and something to consider.
And finally, transcription is simply not a field where you are going to make massive amounts of money working from home. Again this isn’t a bad thing depending on what you want out of working from home but again, it is something to keep in mind.
What If I Think That This Isn’t For Me
What if transcription isn’t for you? It sure wasn’t for me! Where do you go from here? More and more people are looking to work from home in 2017, you simply need to figure out what floats your boat, so to speak.
Hear is what I want you to do. Simply check out my full review on what I believe is the best way to create a great income from home. I spent years looking for the right opportunity and to be honest with you I avoided this one for a long time simply because I knew it would take time. I was after the fast easy money.
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Get rich quick schemes never work. It took me a long time to figure that out. That is when I decided to give them a go and I have never looked back. Do yourself a favor and check them out!
If you have any questions, comments or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out and drop a comment below and I will be sure to get back to you ASAP!
Are MLM’s Legit? Watch Out For Promises Of False Hope
February 28, 2017
When you think of online opportunities, or maybe even more accurate, online scams… what comes to mind? If you said MLM opportunities, you would be correct. Are MLM’S legit? Let’s break them down a bit and see what we can come up with.
Generally speaking, these are the opportunities that promise the instant riches, the fancy cars, the massive houses, and traveling to exotic locations throughout the year. And it can all be done on autopilot, right?
As you read this article it is important to understand that there are good and legitimate MLM opportunities out there. In saying that, these kinds of programs also come in many forms. The problem is that this is the main avenue that scammers use to take your hard earned money.
What Is An MLM Opportunity?
” Multi Level Marketing (MLM), also called pyramid selling, network marketing, and referral marketing, is a controversial, pyramid-shaped where profit is the marketing strategy theoretically derived from two revenue streams: from direct sales to customers and from commission based on the sales of recruited team members, also known as down line distributors. MLM salespeople are expected to sell products directly to consumers by means of relationship referrals and word of mouth marketing. They are also incentivized to recruit others to join the company as distributors.” –Wikipedia
How A Pyramid Scheme Works
Generally speaking, for an MLM be be legitimate, there must be sales of an actual product or service. This is where, in my mind, an MLM program can cross over from being legit to becoming a pyramid scheme.
When searching for a program to join, this should be the #1 question to ask yourself. What is the product or service this program is offering?
If you are being compensated only by recruiting others into the program, you are more than likely participating in a illegal pyramid scheme. When this is the case, these programs almost always fall apart and the only ones who end up making any money are the ones at the top of the food chain.
These recruitment only platforms only benefit the people who entered into he program from the very beginning while the newer recruits end up making very little, if any, money at all. In fact, most end up losing money after paying expensive entry fees or additional purchases to move up the ladder.
Can You Market MLM Part Time?
Most people that are looking for an opportunity do so with a full time job. They want to replace there income so that they can quit that job and do their opportunity full time. The problem is that it is very difficult to run a MLM program successfully part time.
The people at the bottom of the totem pole come to realize very quickly that they lose recruits just as fast as they are bringing them in. Many organizations claim that this can be done part time while in reality, it is very difficult to do.
All the while the ones at the top of the food chain are established and have to do very little work, if any at all, as they can sit back and watch new recruiters work their tails off and collect percentages of entry fees etc..
Doing this part time simply is not sustainable.
MLM = False Hope
- The median annual income in an MLM is $2,400
- In the U.S. the average annual income for 90% of MLM members is less than $5,000 a year
What it simply comes down to it this…
While you may have the drive and desire to be successful in a opportunity like this, the chances of finding a large group of people with that same drive to succeed is a long shot. In other words, your efforts will only go so far. You are dependent on everyone else’s efforts to take you to the top.
The main selling point with most MLM opportunities online is the sale of false hope, not the product itself. This is even more true with the opportunities found online since many of these companies don’t even sell a product to begin with. Again, this is when it becomes a pyramid scheme.
But I Found An MLM That Sells A Real Product, So I’m Good… Right?
And this is the loophole that many opportunities use to make them “legal”. Many of these organizations have different levels, like rungs on a ladder, that you must climb to earn bigger commissions.
So what you typically have to do is purchase the next package, or “product”, to take a step up the ladder.
In reality, your not buying a product. All you are buying is the opportunity to make more money.
On top of that, these “products” are highly over priced. After all, everyone above you needs to get a cut of the “product” that you are purchasing.
For example, you want to move up to the next level so you can earn higher commissions so you buy a package that shows you how to better recruit more prospects for $1,500 to get that 10% bump in commission earnings. The problem is that, with a little research, you could probably purchase the same information for $30. If you took the time to really research, you could probably find the same information for free!
But you have to buy it for $1,500 so that everyone above you can get there cut.
So ask yourself, are you buying a tangible product or are you buying the opportunity to make more money?
To Sum Things Up
Again, I am not saying that ALL MLM’s are bad or illegal, because they aren’t. In fact, I was part of a direct sales (this is also a form of MLM) company that I still believe to this day is an amazing company with an amazing product. What happened?
When my wife and I added a new addition to the family in October 2016 I was no longer able to actively promote and my sales dropped like a rock! When I say dropped like a rock I mean within a couple of months I was hardly making anything at all.
I was no longer able to replace the people that would drop out altogether. So yes, I do have personal experience when it comes to MLM structured companies.
When dealing with MLM’s online, the lines become much more blurred and faded as to the legality and legitimacy of the program. Yes, there are good ones, but whether it is legit or not, it is important to know that the deck is still stacked heavily against you.
You also have to be persistent enough to sort through all of the garbage to find those good programs. This can be a tall order in itself.
My Recommendation To You
If you decide to go the MLM route, I wish you the best of luck and hope that you are successful. I simply ask that you do your homework before joining and know what it is going to cost to be a part of these types of programs.
If you are sitting here reading this and saying to yourself, “Well crap Nate, that’s 90% of the opportunities online, where in the heck am I suppose to go from here”?
I hear you! When it comes to my past looking to work from home, I have tried or looked into just about everything there is. And believe me when I say that many were scams.
If you are looking for a legit way to work from home and become your own boss, I strongly encourage you to check out two different programs that I strongly believe in. Wealthy Affiliate and/or Bookkeeping Business Academy!
I am not going to tell you that you will make a lot of money in a short period of time because you won’t! In fact, it is going to take a lot of work and patience to make them work.
I am not here to offer you false hope!
I am here to let you know that there is a way out of the rat race. I am here to say that as long as you don’t give up, it WILL work for you!
At the very least, check out my full review of Wealthy Affiliate and full review of Bookkeeping Business Academy to see what they are all about. Maybe they are for you maybe not, but you owe it to yourself to at least look further into them to find out.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about MLM’s don’t hesitate to drop a comment below.
Not sure if a program is legit or not? Let me know and I will be more than happy to check it out for you by doing a full honest review on it.
Content Marketing Is Your Internship Program: The Perfect Analogy
February 25, 2017
For a very long time I considered content marketing as a legit way to earn money from home, but I avoided it because I understood that it simply takes awhile for your content to gain traction in the search engines. Because of this, I avoided it for a long time. I was after the quick buck!
After being unsuccessful time and time again, I realized that this IS the way to financial freedom! All it took was a simple change in mindset. I told myself that I didn’t care how long it takes because I know with patience and being consistent, the results will follow.
Then I thought, how can I explain to others looking into content marketing themselves, what they can expect? How do I provide a newbie in the field the attitude they must have when beginning their venture? That’s when it came to me!
Content Marketing Is Your Internship Program
Think of content marketing as a internship program. In case you don’t know what a internship is, the definition is as follows:
“the position of a student or trainee who works in an organization, sometimes without pay, in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification.”
To be successful in content marketing, this is how you have to look at things. You need to take the time to learn the skill and put it into practice. At the same time, your probably not going to make any money for awhile. You need to gain the trust of the search engines before you are rewarded with high rankings.
This is the simple reality of it. The great thing about internship programs is that in most cases, you are rewarded for your hard work in the end. Think about that, how many lower paying jobs have internship programs? I would argue probably none.
Most, if not all, internships turn into high paying careers if you work hard and commit to whatever career it may be.
The Pursuit Of Happiness Analogy
Have you ever seen The Pursuit Of Happiness with Will Smith? In case you have not, it is based on a true story about a struggling salesman named Chris Gardner and his 5 year old son. Chris wants nothing more than to be able to provide for his son but can’t seem to catch a break.
After his girlfriend leaves him and his son, he is basically left with nothing. That’s when he runs into a stock broker driving a beautiful car and realizes that this is what he wants to do. He goes after that dream and earns a position in an unpaid stockbroker training program.
He is crushed when gets excepted into the program only to find out that it pays nothing and that only 1 in 20 will make it. Instead of turning away and looking for something else, Chris continues to push through, all the while, him and his son have no place of their own so they are forced to live on the streets.
After having to sleep in homeless shelters and public bathrooms Chris gets chosen in the end and goes on to become a legend on Wall Street.
If you have never seen it, watch it now! There is not a more inspiration movie out there that will show you that with hard work and determination you will succeed.
Content Marketing Is No Different
Come to gasp with the terms that it will take time to learn a new skill. There are going to be ups and downs along the way. No, your not going to have to sleep in a homeless shelter to get there, but I promise you that there will be times when you doubt yourself.
You are going to put in a lot of work without making a dime. Learning about content marketing is simply your internship program, your stockbroker training program. Work through the training step-by-step, soak in everything you can with the idea that, down the road, all your hard work is going to pay dividends.
What Am I Doing Wrong?
We are humans living in the 21st century. We want everything NOW! When we don’t see the results right away, we feel like we are doing something wrong. This is where the change in mindset comes into play. Tell yourself that this is simply YOUR internship. If you know from the beginning that your not going to get paid right away, I promise you that you have already become successful!
With this change in thought, you have already increased your chances of earning a full time income online 10 fold! Why? Because you don’t care that your not earning anything yet. Because you know that when it comes it is going to come fast. That’s the beauty of content marketing, if you don’t quit the money WILL come.
Simply Put, Don’t Quit
It would have been so easy for Chris Gardner to give up on becoming a stockbroker. The obstacles that he had to overcome are truly amazing. The good news is that you don’t have to overcome those specific obstacles so you are already further ahead than what he was.
There is only one rule that you have to follow… DO NOT QUIT! That’s it! Simply don’t give up and content marketing WILL work.
It is so easy to doubt ourselves when we decide to do something out of the norm. We are afraid that we will be looked at differently by others. This should only fuel you even more not to give up. People will be waiting for you to fail. Do not allow that to happen.
The Workforce Is Beginning To Shift
The reality is that the economy is shifting more and more everyday to working from home. Whether it’s through your employer or starting your own business, working from home is quickly becoming the way to go. On top of that, it is becoming easier and easier to do.
The 9 to 5 job is being replaced by technology more quickly than ever. I don’t say this to scare, it is a simple reality. It is going to be up to you, and you alone, to decide if you want to take a chance and stick it out or are you going to get ahead of the curve and take control now before its too late.
But I Know Nothing About Content Marketing
This is your internship program, remember? I was right there with you in the beginning. I knew absolutely nothing about how to build my own website or create content. I simply see the end game. All I knew is that I don’t want to punch a time card for the rest of my life. I knew that I want more quality time with my family without being exhausted. I want the free time to play golf and go fishing. That is why I do this.
You can learn everything you will ever need to be a successful content marketer with Wealthy Affiliate. All you need is a drive and desire and this WILL work for you. The support in WA is truly amazing.
I have found very few programs on the internet that I can say with 100% certainty that they are completely legit. Wealthy Affiliate IS one of those programs!
Simply CLICK HERE to read my full review of Wealthy Affiliate to see everything that it has to offer.
Think that content marketing isn’t for you? Have you ever considered starting your own bookkeeping business? If this sounds intriguing then you need to check this out!
I encourage you to be the next Chris Gardner. Your internship program starts now! Grab life by the horns and get ready to go for the ride of your life and I hope to see you on the inside!
If you have any questions, comments or concerns I strongly encourage you to drop a comment below and I will be sure to get back to you ASAP!
Smartphone Apps That Pay Money: Make It Super Fun To Earn
February 18, 2017
Technology really is an awesome thing. In this day and age, it is becoming easier and easier to earn money in some way, shape or form. Did you know that there are smartphone apps that pay money?
A few years back, I was on a temporary layoff from my job and was looking for an easy way to bring in some extra income. I stumbled on the fact that I could use certain apps to make money. So I went to work and in 6 weeks I made $1300! Pretty cool huh!
These can be summed up by calling them secret shopper apps, only your not required to purchase anything. They are also referred to as crowd sourcing apps or mobile audits. Don’t worry, you will never have to worry about having to talk to any employees.
Basically, what I did is complete simple secret shopping missions on certain products or displays inside of businesses. Companies want to know if their products are placed correctly in the stores. What better way to do this then by sending in a complete stranger to take pictures ad answer questions about said product.
You then complete the mission, and in return, earn a set amount of money for doing so.
While I had a good time doing this and was able to bring the extra cash I needed to help supplement my income for awhile, I realized that each app had its own positives and negatives.
Lets take a look at some of the different apps out there and break each one down.
This is probably the best overall secret shopping app in my humble opinion. Gigwalk has the best pay for the work that is required for you to do. Pay averages anywhere from $3-$100. There are a few things to keep in mind with using this app though.
- When you first sign up you may not get many opportunities. Established users sometimes get first crack at jobs but once you are able to build up your reputation you will begin to receive more and more gigs, along with higher paying ones.
- If you live in a rural area you may not have much to choose from. Most of their jobs seem to be in locations that you can only find in metropolitan areas.
- it is available in both Android and iOS
- Payments are made through PayPal
- Able to reserve gigs
- No minimum to cash out
With iPoll, things work a little different. With this app, you have the opportunity to take surveys and do secret shopper missions. The missions are not nearly as frequent as a lot of other ones but I have found that when you do get them, they pay very well. One in particular that I did was to do a secret shop inside the store on a certain brand of yogurt for $25. Then, I purchased it, tried it and then did a survey on my thoughts about it for another $25. This may have been about the easiest $50 I have ever made!
- Available on Android and iOS
- Payments made directly to PayPal or iTunes or Amazon gift cards
- Will not get a lot of missions and you have to qualify for them as well
- Payment is very slow. It usually takes 6-8 weeks for them to pay, but you will get paid
- Must have a minimum of $25 to be able to cash out your money
- They look for a set number of people to do the jobs
- Sometimes you will have to qualify for them based on your demographics and interests
Easy Shift used to be my favorite app because they seemed to have the most gigs offered. On top of that they could be at any location so it is not ideal for you to live in a major city to get jobs. I have done a lot of jobs at WalMart, Dollar General, and even in local gas stations. I should mention that the customer service and ease of completing jobs does seem to have gone downhill a bit lately.
- Available on Android and iOS
- Payments made through PayPal, very quick payment
- Jobs seem to have gotten much more difficult to complete because of the number of pictures needed and some believe the pay no longer justifies the work.
- Very easy to find jobs near where you live
- Able to reserve jobs, the more jobs you complete, the more you can reserve at one time
- No minimum to cash out
Field Agent App
I also really enjoyed using Field Agent as well. With this app, many times you would receive screeners to see if you qualify for particular jobs, some of which pay pretty decent. So if you decide to use this one, always do the screeners.
Many of the jobs are a lower paying than the other apps but they are super easy and in many cases, may only take a minute or two and may only require 1 or 2 pictures to take.
- Lower pay for the most part but are super easy jobs
- The reserve time is only an hour, so you must be near by
- Available on iOS and Google Play
- No minimum to cash out
- Deposited into PayPal
Combine Them To Make Money
These are the apps that I personally used to so I can tell you with complete confidence that they are all legit and pay as advertised.
There are a couple of others out there as well but I personally never had any luck with them but that may just be because of my location so feel free to check them out if you like;
By using a few of these together, it is very possible to to have 2 or 3 different jobs in the same store making it more profitable for you.
Pros And Cons Of Mobile Audits
Lets starts with some of the pros:
- I found them fun to do
- For the most part they are pretty easy
- No need to apply, simply grab the job and complete it
- Will never cost you anything, they are completely free
- With the exception of iPoll, the pay is very fast
Cons of mobile audit apps:
- Wear and tear on your vehicle, plus gas
- May take some planning to be sure that it is worth your time and gas
- Run the risk of getting kicked out of store
- Jobs may not be daily, not a reliable steady income
Can I Do This Full Time?
By combining a few of these together, it is very possible to have certain days where you make some decent money but not something I would depend on as a full time income.
The jobs simply are not frequent enough to depend on. When you figure in the fact that you have to reserve or qualify for them, there will be days that you have nothing to do.
You can also consider adding surveys or focus groups along with mobile audits to help add to your income as well to add to the work load on a daily basis but this still is not something I would consider trying to do full time. But, it can help give you some extra money when things are tight.
My #1 Recommendations
Working from home is becoming more and more popular by the day. It is also becoming easier and easier to do. The problem is that you have to sort through all the crap out there to make sure that you are not going to get scammed. After all, the point is to make money not lose it!
A 9 to 5 job is great but are no longer dependable like they use to be. You are probably here because you realize this fact or you are simply looking for a way out of the rat race.
Take a moment to check out my #1 recommendation to make a full time income from home. It is 100% legit and, in time, can give you a passive income towards your future.
I recently discovered another program that delivers just a much promise for you to be successful from home. Do you like working with numbers? If so, then you need to check this one out as well!
Plus, it is completely free to check out either program. Your not even going to have to give any sort of credit card information or anything like that.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns please do not hesitate to drop a comment below and I will be sure to get back to you ASAP!
Wealthy Affiliate Progress: Hard Work Beginning To Take Hold
February 14, 2017
Time flys when you are having fun. This website is officially 3 months old now, hard to believe to be honest with you. I have a feeling that this Wealthy Affiliate progress report will be considered the one where things began to take a turn for me.
If you have followed my progress at all, then you know by now that content marketing simply takes time. Google simply isn’t going to reward your website with high rankings when it is only a couple of months old. It needs to verify that you content is for real, updated and of high quality.
There is no way to rush this. I have to admit, there were a couple of times where I felt like I was losing a little patience. Here is a couple of things that my mind was wrestling with this past month:
If this is the first progress report that you are reading, feel free to check out the other 2 here:
Wealthy Affiliate Progress: Month 1
Wealthy Affiliate Progress: Month 2
I Have To Get The Training Done!
Lets face it, there is a ton to learn and for some reason I was feeling as if I needed to rush through the training within WA. I suppose it is because I want to simply focus on writing and pumping out content, which is a good thing, but the training is organized with a purpose.
I realized that I needed to slow my role a bit and when I finish the training modules simply does not matter. I just need to follow the steps and things will begin to take hold.
In saying this, I did go through some more training modules (I am currently on Course 5 now) but I decided to take some time to clean up my site some.
That Darn Overtime
I still have a full time job, and the one week I was nailed with working 68 hours. This kind of put me in panic mood a bit since I was not able to touch my site at all.
But, it helped me to realize that, how fast I get through the training simply does not matter. I just need to make sure that I am adding quality content to keep Google happy.
So that is what I did. That next week I buckled down a bit and wrote 4 posts. This also gave me sense on how it will be when the initial training is finished as well. I did end up adding 7 posts altogether in my 3rd month. Here is a rundown on what I wrote, feel free to check them out:
Free Work From Home: Just Take Action
Adding Tags To WordPress: Super Easy, Super Effective
Freelance Writing Online: Turn Your Passion For Writing Into A Career
Why Should I Set Goals, And How Will They Impact Your Success?
How To Do SEO For A Website… Where Do You Begin?
What Is Your “Why” In Your Home Business, You Need to Know This
Bookkeeper Business Academy Review… Every Detail Covered Right Here!
The first thing I did is some extensive keyword research for adding tags for all of my posts. This took a solid week to do, but felt as though it needed to be done. It was a breath of fresh air when this was done knowing that I was making it easier for Google to index addition keyword phrases. I am hoping to start seeing the benefits of this down the road.
Always Fishing For Comments
Comments are a super easy way to add fresh content to you site, so I did some of that as well. I am currently up to 178 comments. In addition to comments, I learned how to add links to them as well. This is something that I would have never thought about doing without the training in Wealthy Affiliate.
Submitted My Site To Google Search Console
I realized that quite a few of my posts had not been indexed yet so I decided to seek out some additional training on what to do. I realized that I never actually submitted my site to Google Search Console which kind of baffled me for a minute. Thinking I must have overlooked this critical step somehow, but non the less, it is done now and 28 out of 31 posts and pages have now been indexed.
I should also mention that I took the time and submitted my site to Bing as well.
Added Goggle XML Sitemaps
I also added this gem of a plugin to my site. This simply makes it easier for Google, as well as all the other search engines, to crawl my site and figure out how to index my posts. I need to use Jaaxy next to go through and see where all of my posts land to see how this much this has helped. I look forward to seeing the results.
Adding Alt Text In Images
The only way that Google knows that you have pictures within your posts is to add text in the Alt Text box. This is also important when it comes to optimizing your site.
I’m not sure why I was not not doing this as I wrote them, again I think I was trying to rush, so I went through all my posts and did just that.
What Is Organic Traffic?
I think that the first true sign that a website is beginning to gain traction in the search engines is when you begin to see organic traffic to your site. Organic traffic is when people find your content by doing a search online.
This is what we are all after when it comes to content marketing. After all, these are actually the people that are looking for whatever it is you are offering.
I think this has also been the most frustrating part about building out my site. When am I going to see all the work I put in start to pay off? It really is a small leap of faith to tell yourself to simply keep going and keep writing!
Up until recently I was only getting 1 hit every 2 or 3 weeks, but a funny thing happened this week. In the last 5 days alone, I have gotten 13 organic hits!
The feeling of knowing that real people are finally finding my content is awesome! I know this is only a trickle, but I also know that it is a sign of things to come.
I joked with my wife yesterday that all I need to do now is multiply it by 100 and we will be all set. I am now curious to see how fast the organic hits will continue to grow.
List Short Term Goals
I thought I would start adding goals to these monthly updates, after all, we all know how important goal setting is and that it is important to write them down.
- 15 posts in the next 6 weeks (keep in mind that I only have 2 hours a day to work on this)
- 8 of them regular posts and 7 product reviews (reviews take a little more time since they require much more research)
- Start making videos, 3 posted to YouTube (I have watched some training in this but have not tackled it as of yet)
- Look into ways to further optimize my site (by this I mean SEO)
- Dare I say, make my first dollar online? Why not, my confidence is really beginning to grow now.
Looking Forward To The Future!
I feel as though all the hard work and hours put into building my site is finally starting to grab hold in the search engines and look forward to see how things continue to grow in the coming months.
Non of this would be possible without the outstanding training inside of Wealthy Affiliate. I strongly encourage anyone looking to build a business from scratch to take a look at the Wealthy Affiliate system.
Anyone can learn how to do this! And the great part is that it won’t cost you a single penny to check things out for yourself.
If you are looking to learn more about WA, check out my review for more details!
Maybe This Isn’t For You
I suppose there is a chance that you hate to write. I use to be the same way but have realized that as long as you are writing about a passion it become very enjoyable to do.
None the less, I have discovered another amazing program that I feel just as highly about. And it has nothing to do with content marketing so it is something that is completely different. CLICK HERE to check it out!
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer feel free to drop a comment below and I will be sure to get back to you ASAP!
See everyone next month!!!
Bookkeeper Business Academy Review… Every Detail Covered Right Here!
February 10, 2017
Bookkeepers Business Academy Review
Name: Bookkeepers Business Academy
(Bookkeeper Business Launch)
Price: One Time $1,999 (Sign Up)
12 months $199 A Month (Sign Up)
Owner: Ben Robinson
Overall Rank: 93 out of 100
What Is Bookkeepers Business Academy?
In a nutshell, Bookkeepers Business Academy (or what is now known as bookkeepers Business Launch) is a new program that launched in 2015 that teaches you, from scratch, how to become a bookkeeper and how to run your new business by marketing your services.
You need no previous experience to learn how to become a bookkeeper with Bookkeepers Business Academy. You WILL learn everything you will possibly need to succeed.
In addition, you are taught exactly how to attract potential clients to get your business off the ground from the get go.
Who Is Ben Robinson?
To find out if an opportunity is legit or not, it all starts with the creator of the program itself.
After doing a little research on who Ben Robinson is and his background, I was quickly able to gain a sense of legitimacy and sincerity for his willingness to help others start their own business. Here is a quick rundown of his background:
- 1991-1995: Served in the US Air Force. Selected Airman of the Year in 1993 for the entire Air Force Reserve Command – a unit of 25,000+. Served as Air Traffic Controller and earned both tower and radar certifications from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
- 1999-2001: Was a tax consultant and CPA for JPMS, Cox, PLLC in Little Rock Arkansas where he reviewed financial statements and tax returns for high net-worth individuals for 14 different medical practices. He alone brought in 21 new clients and $400K in new revenue for the company. He was also promoted to Senior Accountant after only 1 year.
- 2000-2003: Taught candidates on how to prepare for the rigorous CPA exam. He was offered this position with Becker CPA after passing his CPA exam on his first try which only 8% are able to do.
- 2001-2004: Tax and business consultant where he provided accounting, financial and tax services to business and individual clients. Specializing in corporations within the retail and professional service industries. He brought in 200+ clients in just three years. Served as CFO / Controller for several businesses where he worked with transformation strategies to budgeting and cost analysis.
- 2004-2005: Tax accountant and CPA for Forestall & Company in Atlanta where he analyzed financial statement for high net-worth individuals. Served as interim CFO for several medium-sized businesses.
- 2005-2012: Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Tax Partner for Smith & Robinson in Atlanta, Georgia. Built the firm from the ground up by managing over 200 businesses and bringing in over 900K in revenue.
- 2012-2015: Senior Tax Manager/ Managing Partner/ Chief Marketing Officer for Advanced Dental Transitions.
- January 2015: Founded Bookkeepers Business Academy
Okay, maybe that wasn’t a quick rundown, but I thought it was necessary to truly see who Ben is and the character and willingness he has to help others succeed.
You can rest easy knowing that he has no shady history and truly has YOUR best interests at heart.
Free Starter Bookkeeping Training Classes
Here is the awesome part about Bookkeepers Business Academy, when you sign up to check things out, you are going to get 3 lessons for free!
In these 3 videos, Ben goes over, in great detail, certain criteria to evaluate yourself and all the expenses that go into starting your new venture. No credit card is needed to get them, simply sign up and they are yours.
Within them, Ben also lays out the foundation of the program and lets you know, from the get go, some of the positives and negatives of beginning your own bookkeeper business.
He also justifies the price of the program (trust me when I say that it really is a bargain) along with other supplies that will be needed.
There should be zero surprises when it comes to the cost and there are absolutely no up sells. You will know exactly what is required before you pay a single dime!
He also goes into detail on evaluating yourself to see if you have the right mindset to do it. He will flat out tell you that if your not sure if you can follow through, then you should probably move along to something else.
Think about that, does that sound like someone that is simply after your money?
- Class #1- The Foundation
- Class #2- Technology & Tools
- Class #3- Getting Clients
What’s Inside Of Bookkeepers Business Academy (Bookkeepers Business Launch)?
Lets dive into the program itself and see how everything is broken down. After all, your going to want to be able to easily follow a program like this since you will be learning a new skill.
Please keep in mind that the layout of the site may change from time to time since Ben is constantly adding material to the course and trying to improve his students overall experience. So what you see in this review may be different from what the site looks like when you enter.
Once you are on the inside, the training is referred to as Bookkeeper Business Blueprint (or B3). So if I refer to the training as B3 from here on out, that is what I am talking about.
Below you will see a screenshot of the dashboard:
The 2 videos contained on the Dashboard are pretty self explanatory. The Intro Video simply gives you a quick welcome to the program and the Dashboard Video gives you a quick reference as to how to navigate the site.
The nuts and bolts of the training are broken down into 2 different tabs:
- Business & Marketing: Through these training modules you will learn exactly how to get your business out there and find prospects for your new venture
- Knowledge: This tab is going to teach you everything needed to learn how to do the actual bookkeeping itself.
The course is designed to be gone through in 10 weeks. So each week you will receive 1 course for the marketing tab and 1 course from the knowledge tab.
This is simply to keep you on task so that you don’t get ahead of yourself and start jumping around. But no need to worry, if your a fast learner, they will send you additional training modules if you finish them ahead of time.
What Is Contained Inside Each Module?
Inside each module there are a series of videos to watch along with A PDF file, a Powerpoint presentation and DOC form, all of which you can download to help with training and note taking.
On the bottom of each module there are a series of training videos to watch as well.
Am I Simply Going To Learn The Basics?
You can rest easy knowing that when you complete your training you will know everything you need to know to get your business off the ground in a hurry!
Want to see EVERYTHING that you will learn? Okay, here you go!
Business & Marketing Training:
And here is what you will learn inside the Knowledge (Bookkeeping) Modules:
There you have it, now you know that Business Bookkeepers Academy is not some cookie cutter bookkeeping course. In addition to the training modules there is additional training that can be found under the Bonus tab.
What Other Resources Will Be Available?
Lets move on to the P&T Resources tab to find out what else you are going to need to become a successful bookkeeper.
The first one are Documents that will download to help you through your training and securing potential clients.
Next lets take a quick look at ALL the tools that will be at your fingertips inside of B3. I know you may be wondering about security features at this point since you will be dealing with other peoples finances. Trust me, you are covered!
Also included in the resource tab is a video that walks you through your Xero Certification.
ICB USA Certification
There is also a video explaining your ICB membership that you will become a part of. ICB stands for Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. Having this certification as a bookkeeper is basically what is going to make you a legitimate and professional bookkeeper in the eyes of your clients.
ICB is the largest association of bookkeepers in the world!
Live Q & A Webinars
The last option in the resource tab is an archive of past live Q & A sessions that are held once a week. If you are not able to catch these events live, you can simply click this tab and listen to it any time you like.
There are hours upon hours of students picking Ben’s brain, so you can imagine how valuable these recordings can be.
How Is The Support?
The way the support works inside B3 is through a private Facebook page with all the other members of the program. When looking for a way to work from home I believe that there is no better support system than from the actual people that are personally going through everything that you are learning.
Ben also gives you his personal email for a support option as well. The fact that the founder of a program takes time out to answer questions from you says a lot about how much he wants you to succeed.
How Much Does It Cost?
You are given 3 different payment options to choose from:
- A one time payment of $1,999
- 12 monthly payments of $199
I should also mention that they will occasionally offer sale prices. They are completely random for the most part and I couldn’t tell you how often they take place. The only way to know that these sales are going on is to sign up for the intro courses and you will be notified by email as they happen.
I get it, we aren’t exactly talking pocket change here. What I can tell you is that the value that is built into this program, more than pays for itself.
Ben even talks about how it is entirely possible to have your first client booked before you even finish the course. That means you will have gotten your entire investment back plus a profit with only one client.
Once you watch the introduction videos you will begin the see the value, that’s a promise!
Another option available to you is to start saving now. I have a review on a super easy way to start saving your pocket change. Feel free to check it out! By using this, you would be able to take the monthly option simply by using your spare change each month.
A Little Perspective For You
Like I said before, we aren’t exactly talking pocket change here so lets look at this from a different angle.
What if a major university sent you a letter saying that it is launching a new major and that:
- You will only have to take 1 class for 1 semester
- Will only cost you $1,999 to earn your degree
- You will be able to work from the comfort of your own home
- You could potentially be making money before you graduate
- Could make $100,000 a year minimum working 40 hours a week
Would you be signing up to attend that college? Odds are, I would be willing to bet the answer would be yes. In fact, I would go as far as to say that you would do it without even knowing what the program even was!
Bookkeeper Business Academy is, in my opinion, like getting a top notch education and you don’t need to take out any student loans to get it.
How Much Can You Make?
There are a lot of different factors that come into play so there is really no hard answer. But, Ben explains in the intro videos that when all is said and done, you should be making somewhere in the ball park of $60-$80 an hour! Not a bad career choice huh?
Did you know that bookkeeping is the most profitable small business venture? Just a little FACT that I thought I would throw in there. The screenshot below is from Inc.com.
B3 Student Interviews
I have recently begun to reach out to a few of Ben’s students and started doing a few interviews to provide more proof that Bookkeepers Business Academy is for real. Feel free to check them out below!
Holly Ferris Interview
Amy McLaughry Interview
Daniel Honan Interview
Are People Actually Looking For Online Bookkeepers?
As I researched this program one of the biggest questions that seems to come up again and again is, are people actually looking for bookkeepers online? Of course, some prefer to have a face to face encounter with their bookkeeper but the answer is still a resounding yes!
Go ahead and take a quick look at a couple of these links to see for yourself the demand out there for businesses searching for virtual bookkeepers on the internet:
As you can see, there are tons of opportunities out there. Keep in mind that the Bookkeepers Business Blueprint suggests to find a specific niche to market to. In other words, you’ll keep your efforts focused on dental practices, for example.
I think we all know that it is important that a business is in good standing with the BBB. You can rest easy knowing the Bookkeeper Business Launch has an A rating. After looking into it some I found that the only thing keeping it form having an A+ is the fact that it is still considered a new business.
It is also good to know that of the time of this writing, there have been 38 positive reviews and 0 negative. I took the liberty of showing you a screen shot of the proof but if you would like to check it out for yourself you can do so by clicking here.
Is Bookkeepers Business Academy A Scam
Bookkeepers Business Academy is 100% NOT a scam. In fact, there are very few programs out there online that I can say that with complete confidence.
I have spent about a week going through all the different materials throughout the course and can truly say that this is one of the most impressive programs I have ever seen!
On top of that, Ben also offers a 30 day money back guarantee just in case you realize that this course may not be what you are looking for.
If you have any reservations on whether or not this is for real, rest easy, because it is. If you worried about not receiving sufficient training, no need to worry because you have EVERYTHING you need to be successful.
As with any legitimate work from home program the only thing that can stop you, is you. Does it take work to make it happen? You bet! The good news it that Bookkeepers Business Blueprint provides every single piece of the puzzle to make it work, you simply have to put the pieces together.
Do Yourself A Favor
If you are seriously considering this but are still not sure, do yourself a favor and at the very least sign up for the 3 free videos that introduce the program and break everything down for you.
Ben Robinson himself will explain everything for you in great detail and by the end of the videos you will know for sure if this is something that you want to do.
It would take me writing a 20,000 word review to truly show everything in detail that you will receive. You didn’t come here to read a book to decide if Bookkeepers Business Launch is the right move for you so I encourage you to take the next step and watch the 3 videos.
No need to worry about providing any credit card information or anything like that. You will get the 3 videos simply for signing up.
I Do Have One Favor To Ask
I hope that you have found this review helpful in making a decision on whether Bookkeepers Business Launch is right for you. If so, great, I simply ask that you sign up through the links provided within this review.
UPDATE October 16th, 2017!
I have just been informed about a new product that is about to be launched in a couple of weeks time! It is going to be called Tax Business Launch! Obviously this is going to focus solely on tax preparation. I don’t know a whole lot at this point but I can assure you that when I know, you will know. Sign up to receive updates as they happen by filling out the short form above and I will be sure to let you know when it launches as well as any sales that Ben offers! I will have a full review of Tax Business Launch ASAP! TAX SEASON IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
If your still undecided, simply bookmark this page so that you are able to come back and sign up when you make the choice to check things out further.
Name: Bookkeepers Business Launch
Price: One Time $1,999 (Sign Up)
12 Months $199 A Month (Sign Up)
Owner: Ben Robinson
Overall Rank: 93 out of 100
If you have any questions, comments or concerns please do not hesitate to drop a comment below and I will be sure to back get to you!
What Is Your “Why” In Your Home Business, You Need to Know This
February 6, 2017