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Today was interesting. I redid one blog to put all squeeze pages in a separate folder. That worked well so for. I redid a video and have only one format though one is housed on Amazon S3 and the other on YouTube.
At 11:30 I met with the Chaplain at Delnor Hospital about a new service project I’m starting next Friday (July 4th). It should be very interesting.
At 2:00PM I got on a “Go-to-Meeting” Webinar (that must have started earlier) and learned about some software that helps generate traffic. I need to do that both for my own sites and when I’m working with the network program, so I took advantage of the offers on the webinar. Now I need to generate some content and to see some revenues comeing in in the next 7 days. I have the vehicles in place to take payments, now I need to see if I get the right kind and quality of traffic coming to those sites.
A big conference started today in Charlotte, NC, and runs through Sunday. I spend quality time with my 99-year-old Mom every evening and couldn’t do that from Charlotte. The video will be great and I may be able to catch some online programming from the conference.
My near-term priorities are to get as much automation as I can to help me generate traffic-producing content, then to take some time to consolidate my storage units and reduce my storage fees. One of my first goals for the new Internet systems is to generate rent for my apartment, for my storage units, and for all my Internet expenses. A second short-term goal is to pull together the investment required to make the network offer both realistic and powerful. We’ll see how much I can get done over the weekend.
Yesterday was invested in setting-up a new blog site (actually a four-piece blog site), creating a product package for the site and a series of sales funnel for the site. Developing the products will take some time, too.
I was hoping to begin generating “instant sales” and that isn’t going to happen. Internet Information Marketing still seems to be the best way to generate significant income for the foreseeable future.
I had my first website on the Internet up about 1988. I was using it as a platform to sell my consulting services. I’ve been involved with the Internet and Information Marketing (“Infopreneurship”) since that time. I became the protege of a “guru” of information marketing in 2001. Through that connection I started working with a very successful team of internet information marketers in 2011 and used their knowledge and skill (and programs) to develop multiple blogging websites in 2011 and 2012. I stopped active working of those sites when I went back to teaching. This summer I picked things back up–getting all the website infrastructure up to date, then working on content.
At the same time, a new friend from LinkedIn shared with me the successes she and several of her friends have had with someone else’s system and products on the Internet. What I’ve been doing hasn’t worked to grow my income so far, so working with someone else’s successful system sounds good to me.
I’ve been involved in Network Marketing over the years–starting with Amway, then moving to a variety of other organizations. I never made any money with any of them.
One of the attractive things about the company my friend introduced me to is that they use Internet tools and systems to sell over the Internet. I don’t have to involve family and friends (again).
There is a significant “buy in” recommended (though nothing is required). To make powerful amounts of money quickly, a person needs to “buy in” to the products and to start using them to grow his or her business. That’s basically a very good idea. I’m going to have to use my existing resources to generate the capital I to make the “buy in” for the new company.
That gave me even more incentive to leverage my existing sites as income producers as well.
As you can tell, I was pretty frustrated yesterday when I wrote the post about things being ridiculous.
Today I received an email from a new friend, Brittney Poppano, who invited me to see a replay of a presentation she shared last night. Her presentation put me in touch with a company that has a system for building an Internet Information Marketing business. I’ve been involved with that since the 1980s, though haven’t made any money.
With this new organization, my entire financial situation can be turned around in less than a month, though it will take longer to build a good business.
I’m an Advanced Practitioner in the Law of Abundance-Wealth. While my earlier post may not seem so, I’ve been working on myself for the past several months, replacing my dis-empowering habits of thought and action with empowering habits of thought and action. This result is one of the indicators that things are working well.
I spoke today with Ian Watson, Bluehost’s new “Web Coach” for my account (https://JoelMonty.net).
Thanks to our conversation and his legwork on the other end, all of my sites on Bluehost are now on a new (and more robust) server, under a single IP address for JoelMonty.net.
This is supposed to be a significant upgrade in the responsiveness of my websites and your ability to access them. The transition between servers is probably complete by now, though I haven’t received an email yet confirming that. This is the first time I’ve tried to access one of my sites since we made the upgrade (around 2:00PM CDT).
Ian will be working with me in checking how well used my websites are. My goal this summer is to do two things–eliminate websites that aren’t being used and monetize the sites–it would make sense for the websites to pay for their own upkeep.
Beyond that, my goal for my websites is for them to be of value and to generate residual income to help me be able to do the things I want to do in terms of service, making a contribution–and paying rent, being debt-free, etc.
More about that in another post.
Whew! Keeping websites current with both content and infrastructure is very time consuming. (The image above is from one of them.) I’m almost finished upgrading all of my websites. I’m having a few challenges with some of my mobile sites and a few have problems with a new caching plugin that will make the sites work faster.
I’m way behind in content. On some sites I use articles I found interesting from other people. I need to be writing my own and can’t seem to make the time to do that. I started a project like that today and that’s as far as I got, a start.
The overall purposes of my websites are to share information people will find to be of value, to get some people who want to be my clients or to purchase something that will monetize these sites (they really need to pay for themselves). I also want to create a source of steady income that helps me live a “debt-free” lifestyle allowing me the freedom to take on projects that I enjoy and to be available for my family–my 99-year-old Mom at the moment.
I’ve been relying on these websites for Internet marketing and haven’t been doing enough with them for the marketing to actually happen. That will be part of the next phase.
Several of my sites are tied to Facebook and I need to rework them to make them more attractive and useful.
I had not expected the project of upgrading the multiple websites of JoelMonty.net to take more than a day or two. Instead, it’s taken the better part of a week and that’s just for the infrastructure. I’m going to need to go into the content as well.
I have multiple websites and this year I used the number of users and comments on the sites as an indicator as to which ones I should hang on to and which ones I should let go of.
Keeping up with the communication itself is also a challenge. I’ll need to have a better strategy and plan for that in this coming year. I created many of these sites as part of a plan to monetize what I do over the Internet. I need to revise my strategy and plan to accomplish that this year.
I’m almost up-to-date–until a plugin developer creates something new and different everyone must have…
Check out these two blog posts regarding Kidney Bean Leaves and Bed Bugs on our sister website, the Integrative Learning and Healing Center.
Today has been challenging! HostGator–one of my hosting services–is implementing a major change in its PHP configuration tomorrow and I need to make sure my websites in my Hostgator Reseller account will continue to work. As of publication of this post I’m fairly sure they will and am not absolutely positive.
Saturday I spent lots of time getting my websites hosted by BlueHost up-to-date. All needed the latest WordPress update, then the plugins and themes had to be updated, then I needed to check the website code due to the needs of some additional plugins I needed.
HostGator and BlueHost tech support are phenomenal. Both helped me when I had technical issues that went beyond my ability to diagnose and fix. I’m still in the process of getting everything to operate as efficiently as possible and, hopefully, I am coming close.
As part of the process, I looked at how many users I had on the different sites and have already started to eliminate websites that don’t have anyone looking at them. I need to do a better job in monitoring and interacting with a fewer number of sites so that I can “monetize” them and actually use them to bring in new clients to my workshops and products and to get input so that I can design some new products for real clients.
I discovered tonight, even though everything was up-to-date yesterday, a different plug-in had changed and now I have to go to every site and upgrade that plug-in. The good news is that I’m still finishing up my sites, so an extra update won’t take too much time.