A Friend And I Were Having A Conversation About The Best Remote Jobs You Can Do Online WITHOUT A Degree…
And we came to the conclusion that the best way to do it…is to not look for a JOB at all!
Ooh I know…might be a bit controversial…but REALLY think about it:
If you want to work REMOTELY, that means you’re looking for jobs you can do from anywhere so you don’t have the commute to and from the office every day that takes away a lot of your time.
But if you all of the sudden get location freedom AND are still working for someone…
…is that as good as having location freedom and working for YOURSELF…where you actually have a shot at FINANCIAL freedom because you set the rules and can take things as big as you want to?
How To Work For YOURSELF Remotely
Look…if I’m in a cool tropical vacation spot by the pool clicking away on my laptop to make money online, I honestly just don’t want to be reporting to anyone else when I can be reporting to me, myself and I.
At the end of the day…what you really need is the income stream. You already know you don’t need the commute to and from an office every day, which is why you’re searching for the best remote jobs you can do ONLINE in the first place.
But in addition to not needing an office, you also don’t need the BOSS to report to or even the JOB to go to in the first place.
Don’t get me wrong, you can DEFINITELY go that route, but I just wanted to let you know that you don’t have to.
Because there are OPTIONS when it comes to making your OWN money online and you can pretty much run the show and scale your income as much as you desire without having to report to ANYONE.
And trust me, that’s a LOT more peaceful than having to report to a boss when you’re trying to drink mojitos by the beach 😉
I Didn’t ALWAYS Know How To Make Money On Social Media Sites. I Actually HATED Social Media At First…
When I first joined them online, it was just a cool place to hang out and talk to your friends.
I remember the days where I pimped out my MySpace profile and thought it was the coolest thing in the world and then a friend told me everyone would be on Facebook.
I took ONE look at Facebook and was disgusted by how…PLAIN it looked compared to MySpace.
Seriously, it looked like a hospital wall, it was just like all white. No music playing. No snowfall effect. Just plain Jane.
I didn’t like it one bit…
Now I Get Paid For My Social Media Posts. How Cool Is THAT?
And I’m COMPLETELY on the other side of the fence. I LOVE social media because instead of just getting distracted on it like everyone else, I’m actually able to make money on Facebook and other social networking sites with the posts I write.
Definitely beats grinding out waffle cones and banana splits at Cold Stone Creamery back in the day for a paycheck.
Unfortunately, making money from social media sites is VERY easy but most people just don’t know the formula.
If you do it WRONG, people hate you and call you a spammer.
If you do it RIGHT, people love you and buy from you often.
It’s CRITICAL to know what you’re doing so you can ensure you’re ALWAYS on the right side of the fence. This post will teach you how to do just that…
So Here’s The FULL Breakdown Of How To Make Money On Social Media Sites
It really breaks into three main categories you need to focus on:
BUILD A RELEVANT AUDIENCE
OFFER MORE VALUE
MAKE MORE OFFERS
Don’t let the simplicity of this plan fool you!
Often people overlook plans like these because they deem them as “too simple” when the truth is that the SIMPLE actions repeated consistently over time are the ones that get the GREATEST results!
STEP 1: BUILD A RELEVANT AUDIENCE
One of the first things to realize is that if you get your message out there to MORE PEOPLE, you’ll make MORE MONEY, all factors even.
The average entrepreneur I know who wants to make more money with their Facebook profile is hovering around 1,500 – 2,500 friends. Even at 2,500 that’s HALF of what Facebook allows with the 5,000 limit, and I don’t like to half-ass ANYTHING, so I set 5,000 friends as my first goal.
Now here’s the key…you don’t want to have 5,000 friends just to have 5,000 friends.
It’s about quantity AND quality, not one or the other.
So my target was to set out to build an audience of 5,000 badass entrepreneurs who would support me, mentor me and of course buy from me along the way. Here’s how I did it:
It’s VERY Easy To Learn How To Make Money In Facebook Groups By Friending The Members
I didn’t want to add just ANYBODY so I started going to Facebook groups that were either:
FREE – Where entrepreneurs hung out and talked shop.
PAID – The groups you were allowed in after buying a product
The combination of these groups is awesome because it weeds out a lot of energy vampires and negative people. PLUS if you’re adding people from customer groups, they’re PROVEN to invest in themselves and their businesses, which means they’ll be more likely to do that with YOU as well.
What I do is simply click the “ADD FRIEND” button with people in these groups that have mutual friends.
That’s it. I don’t send a message with it right off the get-go. Facebook used to let you send a zillion messages with no penalty but if you clicked the “ADD FRIEND” button a few times you’d get banned. Now things are reverse. You can click that “ADD FRIEND” button all day (don’t LITERALLY do it all day, for that ONE guy out there…) but if you send a bunch of messages you can get a slap.
It’s best to just click that button on a batch of people every day that have mutual friends with you and you’ll start to build up your audience pretty quick.
BUT…here’s the key…
STEP 2: OFFER MORE VALUE
If you try to add a bunch of A-Players to your Facebook profile but they hit it and don’t see you as a “Person Of Value”…you’re DONE!
They’ll bounce off in .02 seconds and forget you even exist.
So what do we do? WE UP THE VALUE! It’s a solution that pretty much ALWAYS makes everything better…like sprinkling magic dust on everything and watching your results go through the roof.
You Must Become A Person Of Value
People of VALUE make the most money. People who provide LITTE to NO value make the least. That’s just the way it is and it’s the way it always will be.
If you can figure out a way to add more value to people’s lives, they’ll follow you to the ends of the earth.
BUT…if you START giving people value and then STOP…they’ll go find the person who will keep the value stream flowing. Don’t underestimate the need for CONSISTENCY. Providing value over time is the true winner, not just doing it in a burst at the beginning and then forgetting about it completely.
So How Do We Offer More Value?
It all starts with KNOWING your audience and KNOWING what they want.
The last thing you want to do is GUESS and then throw a bunch of stuff at them they will snub their nose at because it wasn’t what they were looking for in the first place.
Getting to know your audience on a deeper basis will help you in ways you can’t even imagine. Knowing your customer avatar on a deeper and deeper level is a journey that never ends and unfortunately a journey the average marketer doesn’t even begin.
Let’s Dive Into A Specific Example Of How You Can Start Making Money On Social Media
But let’s say you got to know your target audience REALLY well. Let’s say they’re gardeners. You sell a gardening course that comes with some gardening tools. And you’ve gone into Facebook groups about gardening and added all kinds of people from them.
If they visit your profile and in the profile picture and cover photo you have pictures of you gardening, and then you have all kinds of posts with gardening tips and linking to valuable blog posts and videos about gardening…DO YOU THINK THEY WILL RESONATE WITH YOU?
OF COURSE THEY WILL. Stay CONSISTENT with the posts about gardening that provide value to their lives and when you talk about your gardening product they’ll be all ears and EXCITED to buy from you!
Compare that to never talking about gardening at all, just posting irrelevant memes and then randomly making some salesy post about your “Best Gardening Course Ever” once in a blue moon. Do you think THAT’S going to work? Nope, nope and NOPE.
It’s ALL about providing value consistently so they have these 2 feelings: “This person ALWAYS has valuable stuff when I visit their profile. I’ll go visit it again RIGHT NOW!” and “Wow if their FREE stuff is this valuable, I can only imagine how valuable their PAID stuff is. Oh hell, I know it will be good. I’ll buy it RIGHT NOW!”
STEP 3: MAKE MORE OFFERS
So if you have way more friends coming to you on Facebook…and you’re putting out value consistently…there’s STILL a missing piece if you want to turn this into a full-time income and BEYOND.
And that step is MAKING OFFERS…and even more than that…experimenting with DIFFERENT offers and making these offers CONSISTENTLY.
If you have a bunch of people around you who see you as valuable but you never SELL anything, you’re not going to make any sales. It’s not like they’re going to just hand you money out of the blue.
Find Out What They Want And Offer It To Them
You need to find out what kind of value they’re resonating with and what kinds of problems they desire to solve and then put together offers based around just that.
For example, I’m connected with tons of entrepreneurs and a LOT of them I want to work with have successful businesses but they’re TOTALLY starved for time. So what I do is put out a lot of valuable posts that will help them free up more time in their businesses and I also make a lot of offers based around how to AUTOMATE their businesses to free up even MORE time. And it works because I know my audience and know that’s what they want.
Remember, It’s All About CONSISTENCY And TESTING
If we had the example I used earlier about someone in the gardening space connecting with a lot of gardeners, they’d do GREAT by sharing lots of blog posts they’ve written with helpful gardening tips in them and then mixing in some offers about gardening courses that help people’s plants grow bigger or whatever their particular audience is looking for.
The key is CONSISTENCY and TESTING. I’ve made a bunch of offers that have worked well and I’ve made a bunch of offers that haven’t. If I had stopped at the ones that didn’t work well, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Make offers consistently and test different types of offers based off your customer avatar research to see what your audience is resonating with the most.
If You’ve Ever Wanted To Know How To Make Money From Social Media Sites, You Now Have Your Formula!
Remember that although this might be very SIMPLE, it’s also very EFFECTIVE. The key is to be CONSISTENT on everything and test different angles if something isn’t working out of the gate. After all, it’s the most flexible and adaptable that survive over time!
Keep building that audience up based on relevant groups until you max out at the 5,000 friend limit. Followers will start to trickle in after that and different people will unfriend you that don’t resonate with you but overall you’ll find your “Ride Or Die” people if you keep doing this long enough.
Then provide value CONSISTENTLY and make sure it’s based around providing solutions to the PAIN your prospects are trying to ESCAPE FROM or the PLEASURE they’re trying to RUN TO. If you do this enough, they’ll keep coming back to you again and again.
And that’s of course where you can start making money, as long as you’re making offers CONSISTENTLY! Test different types of offers you feel will solve your audience’s problems. Ask them what THEY want. And then provide it to them in the form of a product or service that can make you money and enrich their lives in the process.
Do all these 3 things and you’ll ALWAYS know how to make money from social media sites so that you can log onto Facebook or anywhere else and consistently earn profits for ANYTHING you’re promoting.
This formula has done a LOT for me and I know it will do a LOT for you too if you’re implementing it consistently, and it will definitely provide a tribe you can run with for life that will serve you in ways you can’t even begin to imagine.
I currently run a product business and have run many service businesses online in the past.
If you’re just getting into the game and you are wondering whether you should dive into a product business or a service business it’s key to know the pros and cons of each one.
(Please note, I’m talking primarily about online businesses that deliver digital products or digital services.)
PROS OF RUNNING A SERVICE BUSINESS
Great way to develop skills and quickly turn those skills into money (like when I sold graphic design or SEO services to clients)
You can sell right out of the gate without building anything (send the invoice and deliver the service, no setup beforehand)
Easy way to get lots of referrals (when you deliver a service to someone, chances are there’s people around them who want it too)
CONS OF RUNNING A SERVICE BUSINESS
Immense time investment if not setup correctly (if you’re in charge of sales AND in charge or fulfillment, you’ll be working all day)
Always hunting the next client (since you have no real assets built, if getting repeat clients for your service is hard you’ll need new ones)
Can be stressful “reporting” to people (if you have lots of clients, in a way you have a lot of bosses that you have responsibilities to)
PROS OF RUNNING A PRODUCT BUSINESS
Build the product once and sell it forever (nobody pays you to BUILD the product but once it’s built you have an asset you can resell infinitely)
More sales doesn’t mean more time invested (digital products can be delivered instantly whether it’s noon or 4 in the morning)
You can open it up to affiliates to sell for you (a one-time setup can open up the floodgates to affiliates that will sell your product FOR YOU)
CONS OF RUNNING A PRODUCT BUSINESS
Building a product is a TON of work (nobody pays you while you’re building the product, even though you can earn when it’s live)
You have to be better than the competition (chances are other people are building similar products in your space, so you have to one-up them)
There’s ALWAYS extra work that goes into it (in addition to building the product you’ll need to build a sales funnel to sell it)
I recently announced that I wasn’t taking on clients anymore in my business and that is so that I can devote my time to a product business, where I sell lines of digital products from the various companies I’m running in different spaces.
When I started out though, I was running service-based businesses almost exclusively.
It was the fastest way for me to come into a marketplace and monetize a skill that was in demand like graphic design or SEO (can be others too of course for you).
Personally, as I went through the years I would get better and better at getting new clients.
But what that left me with was a LOT of clients where I was doing all the fulfillment by myself in ADDITION to going out there and getting those sales in the first place.
Discovering that I loved building digital products helped push me in that direction as well.
It really depends on personal preference, don’t get me wrong.
Some people absolutely LOVE and THRIVE in client based businesses.
Some people prefer making digital products and selling those passively.
At the end of the day it comes down to really analyzing those options against your BIG vision of where you want your life and your business to go.
Do you like working with people 1-on-1 to help them solve their problems?
Or do you want to wake up with nobody to report to that day?
Do you like getting on Skype calls and coaching people through things?
Or do you want products to be sold with passive marketing campaigns you run?
Ask yourself these questions (and feel free to ask me any questions as well) while determining which one you want to start with, and know that you can always SWITCH LATER if you feel you’ve picked one you don’t resonate with or you can DO BOTH if you feel inclined to do that as well.
Business can be extremely SIMPLE or extremely COMPLICATED based on how you set it up.
One way to make business easier is to run an online business…
…but even THAT can get overcomplicated QUICK (if you let it).
For example, starting a physical brick and mortar business gets complicated INSTANTLY. You have to go far into debt for it, run through all the red tape that comes with a physical business and deal with everything that comes with a physical building.
Starting an online business can be much simpler.
You don’t need a building.
You don’t need to go into debt to start.
You can literally get started as long as you have wifi.
NOW…inside of the online business world we want to keep it SIMPLE.
Lots of people complicate it for the following reasons:
THEY TRY TO DO EVERYTHING THEMSELVES
In an online business there are a lot of different components. There’s creating a product to sell, creating the sales funnel, building a list, emailing your leads, etc.
These are all things you should learn how to do EVENTUALLY but if you try to learn them all right out of the gate before you make money, it will take you forever to make your first dollar. The best solution is to leverage an internet business you can come into where 90% of the work is done for you and you just have to drive traffic to make sales.
2. THEY DON’T FOLLOW A PROVEN GAME PLAN
If you really want to make money online, there are PLENTY of people who have figured it out before you. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel.
It will take FOREVER for you to get results if you’re just trying to figure out everything yourself. But if you make it a priority to lock onto a mentor QUICKLY you can learn from them and avoid all the mistakes they made and replicate their success much faster.
3. THE FOCUS ON TOO MANY ACTIVITIES
Like I said, there are a LOT of different skills needed to build a truly successful internet business. But these skills take TIME to develop and it’s best to develop them one at a time. If you try to master them all at once, you’ll master none.
Keep an eye on what the skills you need to learn ARE…but aim to master them one by one. By diving into a leveraged business system where the system is built for you and you just need to bring leads to the system, you get to focus on TRAFFIC and not have to try to master a thousand skills at once.
Avoid these 3 mistakes and you’ll be able to start a business online that is simple to run and is able to earn money for you passively. If you fall for these 3 mistakes, you might wind up with an internet business and it might even make money, but it will be stressful and you’ll never be able to truly grow.
If you know me, you know that I teach people how to make money by ranking videos on YouTube. Once you get the system down, the whole thing is actually pretty easy. And although there IS a time investment (doesn’t have to be YOUR time by the way) you can still drive a hell of a lot of targeted FREE traffic just by making new videos on the regular.
If you’re looking into this journey, I wanted to show you a few resources that I KNOW will help you, because they’re resources my team and I literally use every single day to rank ridiculous amounts of videos across the web and make our lives easier in the process.
Before we dig in, I wanted to let you know that I do sell a full-blown BADASS course that contains literally EVERYTHING I know about how to not just rank your videos on YouTube and Google in a snap, but how to set them up so you can make money with them for years to come.
It’s called Video Ranking Club and you can check out more information about it by CLICKING HERE
There’s also a page in there with a bunch of videos from course members about what THEY had to say, so be sure to check that out too. I could rant and rave about my course all day long, but hey, at the end of the day it’s about the process being duplicatable so that OTHER people can get results in addition to just myself.
Anyway, let’s get into it! Here are 3 quick free resources that can help you rank and bank with YouTube.
1 – TUBE BUDDY (For Competitor Analysis)
Just to be transparent, there IS a paid version of this tool but I just use the free one because another paid tool Vid IQ gives me everything I need. That being said, if you’re looking for an AWESOME free tool that you can plug into YouTube that will allow you to dig into your competitors campaigns and see what they’re doing, I HIGHLY recommend this tool.
Check out how this works. I pulled up one of Grant Cardone’s videos and it gave me a TON of free information about it I would have never gotten without using this free plugin. I get to see what the tags are he used for the video, how many subscribers this particular video has gained, even where people drop off of the video so I can see what lost them and avoid that in my OWN videos.
If you scroll while using this tool you can see even more. And it has ALL KINDS of amazing features like letting you locate things quickly in your account that YouTube makes you take forever to get to as well as being able to bulk-add tags and thumbnails to your videos if you’re in a rush. Overall there’s a paid tool I use called Vid IQ that’s my FAVORITE for this stuff but I run that alongside the free version of Tube Buddy because combined they’re even more powerful.
I’ve known how to use Photoshop since before I was 15 so I’m a bit biased on the Adobe products being my FAVORITES to design with, but if you don’t know how to use them AND you’re not trying to pay for them, use a free online tool called Canva.
They have all kinds of templates you can use, and that includes YouTube thumbnail templates that have stock text and stock images in them. You literally just click on the text and type what you want, then click on the image and upload another image and you’re done. It makes creating your YouTube thumbnails a breeze and the templates are proven to capture attention.
There’s lots more you can do from Canva as well, including designing your YouTube cover photo and making social media images to share on sites like Twitter and Facebook, which you can point back to your video to get even MORE traffic.
Overall, if you’re not a design ninja like I am with years of knowledge in the Adobe suites, I’d highly recommend just creating a free account over at Canva and using them for all your graphics needs. You can create things in seconds/minutes for free without the back and forth with a designer, however I do recommend EVENTUALLY outsourcing everything to a designer as that just means less work for YOU in the long haul. That’s something I teach how to do in my course. Learn how to use Canva yourself and then you can get your team to use it for you while you sip mojitos in the sand.
MANY people overlook this, but you need some kind of central place where you can keep all your notes vs. having a million scattered pieces of paper around your house (which kills trees anyway!) I use Evernote for my notes, and for YouTube there are a few different notes I’m taking that I HIGHLY recommend you take too:
Who are the top 10 competitors in my space?
What are my competitors doing RIGHT?
What are my competitors doing WRONG?
What videos from my competitors are doing the best and WHY?
I also use Evernote to stash my keywords and all that good stuff (plus about a BILLION more things) but for YouTube it can be best used to stack up a lot of critical data about the people you’re competing with. Just think about this…if you have notes about who the top players are and what they’re doing right you can MODEL and what they’re doing wrong that you can AVOID…do you think it will be EASIER or harder to make money on YouTube? EASIER all day, every day.
Most literally don’t take the time to figure out what’s working or who’s already winning in their space, and in the YouTube world this makes everything about a billion times harder. Start here by building a strong foundation and simply start keeping some notes in Evernote about who your players are, what you need to model from them and what they’re doing that you can do BETTER. That makes winning a heck of a lot easier and lets you get to that “momentum point” MUCH faster.
Be sure to browse this blog because I have a LOT of posts on here about how to make money with YouTube, which is one of my FAVORITE platforms to run free traffic to my businesses.
ALSO…I put together a page that has a lot of information for you about my Video Ranking Club course I sell that contains my FULL system for pulling money out of YouTube on demand that you’ll be able to apply REGARDLESS of what business you’re in. I have some free trainings there for you, a free webinar, full details about everything you’re getting and I also have a page full of member testimonials and case studies so you can see other people this is working for as well.
To learn more about Video Ranking Club simply CLICK HERE
The information in this course is what changed EVERYTHING for me and allowed me to open my businesses up to REAL passive income, which was something I’d never had before. The truth is that you can upload a video ONCE that makes money FOREVER…so then the question becomes…how many videos are you willing to upload? Because you can do as many as you want for FREE with no ceilings, and that means a hell of a lot of profits if you play your cards right. See you inside my friend and looking forward to hearing about the results you start to get with YouTube once you start IMPLEMENTING. Cheers.