Here is what I read in the month of June that I believe you should read as well.
Why You’re Crazy If You’re Not Using Upsells In Your Business
I read this post from James Dyson and going into it I thought I would disagree with him in some way. But when he showed how every business model around is offering upsells from fast food to airliners I could see where he’s coming from and completely agree.
Guide to Evaluating Startup Ideas
I read this post from Seattle entrepreneur Tony Wright and thought it was worth mentioning here. As many of you know I run a wide range of websites and in turn make a full time income online; however, my mind and eyes are always on the ideas and projects that could turn into a 7, 8, 9 figure company. So this was a nice list of ways to help avoid getting into something that isn’t really a good idea.
18 Must Read SMX Advanced Highlights
My SMX Advanced wrap up was more about having fun with the people I met, on the other hand I stumbled upon an article from someone that paid attention during the keynote and attended some sessions. Check it out courtesy Dot Cult.
How many times should you Tweet your blog post?
This was an interesting one from the VC Mark Suster and the reason why I’m sharing it here is because he uses data to show his results. I personally only tweet my stories once, but perhaps I should do it more frequently? I am up to nearly 1,000 Twitter followers despite the fact that I only follow 30 people(ish) so there is enough of an audience to make it worth it to me to retweet my stories more than once perhaps.
Plenty of Fish vs Facebook Traffic
Justin highlights the advertising differences between Plenty of Fish and Facebook. Worth the read if you’re new to affiliate marketing and still trying to get your bearings.
How We Got to 40,310 Facebook Fans In 4 days
This post highlights some very interesting tactics to use Facebook ads to get users to become fans of your Facebook page. It shows how driving them to the wall is the worst tactic, and instead you should use an incentivized page (i.e. a squeeze page) to get the best results. Overall well worth the read and something I’m going to try out with one of the websites in my portfolio soon.
Putting the Authority Website Building Game Plan in Motion
Interesting article on building authority websites above here and I’d share my input on the strategy she laid out, but I believe strategy for authority site building changes from niche to niche. One thing I do know though is at the end of the day if you don’t have at least top 3 for your primary keyword then you’ll have a lot of trouble increasing income (as long as your keyword has significant traffic that is: 10,000+ exact searches a month).
If you find something I should read please contact me and I may share it here next month.
Note: No one has sent me an interesting article to read / share in my monthly wrap up series yet. If you do send me an article that I use in my next monthly wrap up I’ll link to your website as well – so take action!
My income report will be up next where I outline the sources I made money from along with my overall take for the month. If this sounds good to you, subscribe to my blog so that you don’t miss out. See past income reports here. Tomorrow I’m going to another event at the Has Offers offices; however, this time Shoemoney will be there as well. I first met Jeremy at the Elite Retreat (his event) and learned a ton from him and the rest of the attendees. It should be very fun to hang out with him again. I’ll write a post about the event if I learn something worth sharing. The last event I wrote about got very few comments so I figure that perhaps people aren’t interested in event wrap ups?