How To Create Your First Website In Less Than 24 Hours

If you’ve never done it before then the prospect of building a website can be pretty daunting.

I remember when I was getting started with internet marketing in early 2010 that I was VERY apprehensive about creating my first site.

So, if you are feeling the same right now then don’t worry because I made this video especially for you!

In it, I show you step-by-step how to:

  • Register your domain name
  • Set up a hosting account
  • Build your website

Just hit PLAY below to get started….

Here are links to the services I recommend in the video for registering your domain and getting your hosting account up and running:

Namecheap
Hostgator (My affiliate link)

If you are wondering, “What should my website be about?” then I’d recommend checking out my previous post on the 3 Step To Finding A Niche That’s Hot.

I also talked about choosing website names in this short video.

If you’re still not sure what kind of website you would like to create then a GREAT option is just to have a personal blog and use it to document your progress online.

After all, that’s essentially what I’ve done here at Gain Higher Ground!

I hope you enjoyed the training? Please click LIKE below and also let me know what you think in the comments section, OK?

Interviews With Chris Farrell And Jo Barnes

I had a brilliant time this weekend at The Greatest Facebook Show On Earth!

There are so many smart ways to use Facebook in internet marketing and with the number of users expected to reach 1 billion by next year it is clearly something that we should all be aware of.

Anyway, I wanted to bring you back some free content to say thank you for being a subscriber…

So, after a long day on the Saturday I managed to secure video interviews with co-presenters Chris Farrell and Jo Barnes!

Here’s my chat with Chris by the HUGE fireplace in the hotel lobby:

…And I caught up with Jo in the bar…

What do you think? Let me know in the comments section below…

Top 20 Traffic Methods Countdown

It is often said that getting traffic is the lifeblood of every internet business.

So, in this video I share with you what I consider to be the top 20 sources of web traffic available on the internet.

I countdown from number 20 (my least preferred) to number 1 which is the ultimate way to get more visitors to your website!

Click PLAY below to get started… (I hope the noisy guitar doesn’t put you off!).

I created this video as part of Pat Flynn’s Reader Challenge over at his Smart Passive Income blog. Hence this video is a little “different”!

What do you think?  Please drop a comment below and speak your mind!…

Business Update: March 2011

GHG Business UpdateAlthough most of the content I create for you here at Gain Higher Ground is in the form of “how-to” articles, videos and audios, I thought it would be useful to occasionally update you on exactly what I’m up in my own online business!

So, in this post I’m going to share the following key things with you:

1. My stock market product launch
2. Email list building for this blog
3. Setting up my limited company and bank account
4. Facebook marketing

Right, let’s get started…!

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7 Steps To Making Money Online From Scratch

What would I do to make money online if I was just starting out?

Great question and in this video I’m going to share with you my “7-step plan” which answers exactly this…

Just click play now to get started…

Here is the resource for free stock photos that I mention in the video:

http://www.sxc.hu

As I said in the video, I am NOT some millionaire internet marketing “guru”. I’m really just someone who is seeing growing online success and wants to share my experience with you.

And I’m really interested in YOUR thoughts and experiences too…

So, let me know what you think in the comments section below, ok?

5 Great Ways To Get More Visitors To Your Website

Generating Website TrafficIf you are struggling to get traffic to your website then this post was written for YOU!

Traffic is the life blood of every internet business.

It doesn’t matter how good your products, promotions, pretty graphics or sales copy is. The bottom line is that without sufficient visitors coming to your website then you are doomed to failure!

So, in this post I’d like to share with you some less well known strategies for driving targeted traffic to your website:

1. Forum Marketing
2. Guest Posts
3. Classified Ads
4. Offering Free Content
5. Online Giveaways

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How To Hire Freelancers To Do Your Work For You

Outsourcing - How To Hire FreelancersLast year I attended a business conference where James Cann, from the UK-edition of the popular TV show Dragon’s Den, was a speaker.

One of the questions he received from the audience was, “How do you know when it is the right time hire somebody in your business?”

James answered this question by recalling a personal story from the 1980s, during the time that he was starting to build his multi-million dollar recruitment business…
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Joseph Archibald Interview: SEO & Free Traffic Generation Podcast

Joseph ArchibaldWelcome to the inaugural edition of the Gain Higher Ground Podcast!

In this session, I interview niche site expert and SEO expert Joseph Archibald.

Joseph first appeared on my radar in 2010 when he made an extensive post on the Warrior Forum in which he demonstrated (in real-time!) his unique backlinking strategy by promoting a brand new niche site to the first page in Google.

Since then, his SEO strategies have been adopted by many marketers, perhaps the most well known being Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income.

Click play below to start listening now:

I wanted to theme this interview on free traffic methods and SEO. However, we ended up covering a number of different topics…

00:00 Introduction
01:41 How Joseph Got Started With Internet Marketing
05:04 Living The Internet Marketing Lifestyle In Malaysia
06:36 Overview Of Joseph’s 30 Day Challenge Warrior Forum Backlinking Strategy
15:57 How Seo Has Changed Over The Years
21:10 Link Building Techniques
32:32 Assessing Competition & Erratic Yahoo Link Data (Market Samurai, Seo Majestic, Seo Elite, Open Site Explorer)
37:58 Advice For People Just Starting Out In Internet Marketing
41:24 The Bing & Facebook Alliance And The Impact For Google
44:30 The Power Of Giving Away Free Content
48:21 Working With Joint Venture Partners
53:30 Future Product Plans & Working With Experts (4-Hour Work Week)
58:50 Advice For Starting & Growing Your Online Business
66:25 Wrapping Up, Joseph’s Blog, his original Warrior Forum Post and his 40 Day Challenge EBook

If you like, you can download the MP3 by right clicking here.

Show Me The Transcript!

Did you enjoy listening to the interview? Please let me know what you think in the comments section below…

Smashing Your Competition: Easy Ways to Over-Deliver

Smashing The CompetitionWhen building your online business it is sometimes easy to get disheartened by the strength of your competition.

However, here’s the thing:

Competition is only a problem if you face it head-on.

What if you can change the rules of the game to your own advantage so that you are no longer perceived as “just one of the crowd”? What if you can differentiate yourself and your products such that people see you in a completely different class to everybody else?

Answer: You smash your competition.

One great way of getting this done this is by over-delivering and in this post I’d like to share with you some ways of doing more than is expected of you in order to achieve greater success in your online business.
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How I Use Search Trends To Find Hot Niches

Online Search TrendsOnline search trends are really important and I’ve made a free video for you to show how you can use them to your advantage

Before I start a new niche website, I always like to check the trend of people searching online for the kind of products, services or solutions that I intend to offer through my site.

In this video I share with you:

1. How to make sure you target niches with rising or stable search trends.

2. Why seasonal trends are important and how to use them to your advantage.

3. How to brainstorm new niche ideas using the “Hot Searches” function.

Go-ahead and press PLAY now!

Here are some quick links to the websites that I mentioned in the video:-

Google Insights

Google Trends

Was this training useful for you? Did you enjoy it? Please let me know in the comments section…