Jun 11

Make Money Watching Movies – A VolKno Review

Recently I came across a relatively new website where you can actually make money watching videos. Immediately I thought to myself, this is definitely my kind of work!

The website is called VolKno and to be honest it’s not very complicated at all. However there are a few tips and tricks that you will want to be aware of, so make sure you read those in my Pro Tips area. This will help you make the most of your time there.

How to Earn Money at VolKno

The way that VolKno works is that you earn points called “Flow” by watching movie and TV trailers and rating them. Sounds fun right? It is actually.

Not only can you watch movie and TV trailers, but you also have the opportunity to watch and rate games and web shows. The cool thing is that the trailers that you are watching are current or relatively new. So the same trailers that you might see on television or at the movie theaters will be available for you to rate at VolKno.

VolKno get paid to watch movies

Ok, so how does this process work? Like I said earlier, it’s relatively simple. You will be watching a video and then completing 3 rounds of rating.

Round 1: The Hot or Not Round – You will simply rate it as either “Hot” or as “Not”

Round 2: The Emoji Round – This time you will assign emoji’s to the video based on how it makes you feel.

Round 3: The Tag It Round – Here you will be assigning “tags” to the video

There are also a few other things that you will want to do to get the most “flow” points…. please read the Pro Tips to find out what they are.

If you complete all 3 rounds AND the 3 other tips listed in the Pro Tips area, you will accumulate 275 flow points per video. And 1000 flow = $1 USD, so that’s pretty easy to get to if you think about it.

Payout Options – How Will You Get Paid?

As I just mentioned above, 1000 flow points is equal to $1 USD. The minimum payout is 5000 flow, which translates to $5.

Currently the only payout options are through Amazon.com gift cards. But there are 4 different price points to redeem at.

  1. $5 Amazon gift card (redeemable for 5000 flow)
  2. $20 Amazon gift card (redeemable for 20,000 flow)
  3. $50 Amazon gift card (redeemable for 50,000 flow)
  4. $100 Amazon gift card (redeemable for 100,000 flow)

VolKno Redeem Flow

***Now HERE’S WHERE YOU NEED TO REALLY PAY ATTENTION….. Before you can redeem your flow points, you need to Verify Your Address. This is extremely important!!!

So go to your Profile Area and click on the “Address Verification” Tab. Here you will enter your physical address and then they will send you a PIN number through snail mail. It usually only takes about 5 business days to receive.

You will need this PIN number in order to Redeem flow points for the Amazon gift card.

So my advice is to do this verification process immediately upon registering with VolKno so that by the time you have accumulated enough flow points to redeem, you will already have your PIN.

Pro Tips – Maximize Your Earning Potential

There are a couple of things you are going to want to do as soon as you sign up with VolKno that will get you well on your way to earning the maximum flow needed to redeem.

Tip 1: Upon signing up and confirming your email address, you should fill out your profile information. This will automatically give you 1500 Flow Points. It takes less than one minute to do, so DO IT!

Tip 2: Verify Your Physical Address within the profile area so that you can get your PIN needed to redeem your flow points.

Tip 3: When viewing and rating the videos, complete these extra steps to get the full 275 flow per video. Do this AFTER the first round.

Click the DEMAND IT button, choose a fire icon, and choose where you want to see it, click the x

Click the TAG IT button, choose some tags, click the x

Click the COMMENT Button, make a comment, SUBMIT

Then slide the bar either all the way to the right or left to RATE THE VIDEO

      Referral Program – Passive Income

      So currently VolKno has absolutely NO Referral program, which is disappointing but it does have a rather high earning potential that is easy to do so I guess I can forgive this.

      If you’ve been following my website or YouTube channel for a while, you already know that I am a huge proponent of Passive Income, and one great way to get passive income is through Referrals on sites like these. I personally make a lot of passive income through other websites that have referral programs.

      But VolKno doesn’t have one and as far as I know it doesn’t plan on implementing one in the near future. But that’s ok, because I still think it’s a great unique site to make a little extra income.

      How to Join – Get Started Making Money

      Signing up at VolKno is super easy and it’s free! But I would definitely recommend that you fill out your profile info when you first sign up so you get an easy 1500 Flow points right away!!!

      Sign up Here!

      Also remember to verify your physical address so that you get your PIN number before you are ready to redeem your flow points.

      VolKno Address Verification

      My Personal Opinion of VolKno – Is it Worth it?

      While making money online is not always easy, there are times when you come across website platforms that are fun and simple to do. VolKno is one of these sites.

      I love how easy it is to simply watch the video trailers and then rate them with the different tools provided. And not only can you make money here, it’s also fun. I enjoy watching the videos and it also gives me ideas of movies I might want to check out in the future.

      The time it takes to perform these rating tasks is not very difficult. In fact you can have the video running on another tab and continue doing work elsewhere. Just remember to click back to it in order to rank each one.

      May 09

      5 Websites to Make $100 per Day

      Wouldn’t it be great if you could find a way to easily make $100 per day using the power of the internet? Think about it, $100 per day translates to $3000 per month. I think we can all agree that everyone could use an extra $3000 per month.

      But how is this possible? I’ve researched the top 5 websites to make $100 per day and outlined them below. The great thing about these websites is you can actually over time create a passive income situation. So in other words, you put in the work now and these websites will keep paying you in the future when you are vacationing in Italy.

      1. Amazon Associates

      The first website that can help you generate $100 per day is one that I’m sure everyone has heard of… Amazon! Well actually, it’s Amazon’s Affiliate Program that is officially called “Amazon Associates.”

      Now to make use of this income stream, you need to have an Amazon Associates Account. It’s free to apply and if you follow their guidelines and rules, you will most likely be accepted.

      Amazon Associates basically allows you to link to products within Amazon and whenever a visitor clicks on the link and makes a purchase, you receive a commission. It’s basic Affiliate Marketing!


      One of the best ways to make money using Amazon Associates is to create Product Reviews and post them on YouTube. All this requires is for you to talk about the product and give an honest opinion about it, how it works, is it worth the price, etc.

      Then you simply add a link to that product in the description box of your YouTube video. People love to find out more about a product before they buy, so YouTube is a great way to market your product links. It’s free traffic and people are constantly searching for information on that platform.

      Remember, If someone clicks the link and buys the product, you get the commission. Create a few dozen product reviews and you could be earning even more than $100 per day… especially if you are promoting higher ticket products.

      2. Google Adsense

      Google Adsense is another great way to earn extra income every day. Adsense is essentially an advertising platform that allows you to place ads on your website and earn money from them.

      You have to be approved and once again follow their guidelines, but most people don’t have a problem getting approval.

      If you have a blog or a website, you simply allow ads to run on your pages and Google Adsense will pay you.

      Another way to make money with adsense is to create a YouTube Channel and connect your Google Adsense account to it. If you have 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of watch time, they will allow you to monetize your videos and start getting paid. From that point, all you have to do is continually create content and you will make money from each view.

      3. JVZoo

      JVZoo is an online marketplace where you can choose digital products to promote and earn a commission from. After signing up and being approved, you choose the products you want to promote and create your own campaigns to market them.

      There is a huge digital product library with over 200 niches and categories.

      Most products have funnels already built in that you can use, so this makes the process much smoother. There are thousands of products available and it’s easy to find one that you can leverage to make a profit.

      If you have an email list or have a social media following, promoting products from JVZoo could be very lucrative and you could easily earn over $100 per day.

      JVZoo uses several payout methods to deliver commissions, like PayPal, Payoneer, and Stripe. So all you have to do is connect the account you want to use and start making money.

      4. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

      Amazon KDP is a platform where you can write and publish your own Ebooks and sell them. You simply list your Ebook on Amazon KDP and when the ebook sells, you get paid.

      It is free to self-publish on Kindle Direct Publishing and you reach millions of Amazon customers.

      This is a perfect example of passive income, because you write the book once and then continue to get paid each time it sells. Also, you can create several ebooks to maximize your income.

      But let’s say you don’t want to write an eBook or you just aren’t a very good writer, you can easily outsource the content and have someone else create the book for you. Using a service like Fiverr is a great way to get this done.

      Many people pay others to write their eBooks and then publish and sell them on KDP. You simply go to Fiverr and find someone willing to write your book, pay their asking price (usually starting around $5), and wait for the completed eBook. Then you are free to upload the book to KDP and start profiting.

      5. Upwork

      Another great way to make money online is to Freelance. People will pay you to complete certain projects for them, much like a virtual assistant. Upwork is a great resource to find and bid on these types of jobs.

      Unlike the other websites I’ve mentioned, this one will not create a passive income for you, but if you have the time and knowledge to tackle some of these jobs, you can get paid quite a lot of money.

      At Upwork, people post projects/jobs that they need to be done. If it is in a field or subject that you are knowledgeable about, you can accept the job and after completing it, you will get paid.

      Different jobs have different requirements, deadlines, and payouts. So you can pick and choose which ones suit you best. You have complete control over how much money you make per day based on which jobs you choose to complete.

      Mar 12

      How to Write a Blog Post Fast

      Every once in a while you will find yourself needing to write a blog post fast. Maybe you have a busy schedule that day or possibly you are close to missing a deadline you have set for yourself.

      Writing a blog post quickly does not mean that you need to sacrifice quality. If you do it correctly, you can crank out a well written, quality post that is equal to those that take you hours to write.

      Decide What You Are Going to Write About

      This seems obvious, but sometimes this is the most time-consuming aspect of writing a blog post. In order to cut down on the amount of time you waste figuring out what to write about, simply brainstorm one topic and pick the one that you feel comfortable writing about.

      In other words, make sure that the topic that you choose is something that you know a lot about or that you can write a lot about. You don’t want to spend too much time doing research for the topic, so if you are already knowledgeable about it you are ahead of the game.

      I like to keep a running list of topic ideas that come to me throughout the week. This way I can simply choose one of them, do a quick 5-minute keyword research to get my main keyword, and then get to writing.

      Keep a notebook handy or create the list on your smart phone so that you will be prepared with a topic whenever you find yourself in need of a quick blog post.

      Structure Your Blog Post

      So now comes the actual writing part. This can go by much quicker if you take a few minutes to structure your blog post first.

      I use templates that are pre-loaded into my content editor. I have several that I use, including a product review template and a keyword rich article template.

      Structuring you blog post is really just creating a subject outline. So think of the topics/points you want to talk about and put them in the header areas. Try to come up with about 4 to 5 topics.

      Once you have them written down, you can start filling in the paragraphs under each topic. Spend about 5-10 minutes per topic and then move on to the next.

      This keeps the flow going as well as organizes your thoughts quickly.

      • Title of Blog Post
        • Intro Paragraph
          • Topic #1
            • content goes here (3-4 paragraphs)
          • Topic #2
            • content goes here
          • Topic #3
            • content goes here
          • Topic #4
            • content goes here
          • Conclusion
            • ending paragraphs summing up the article (include call to actions)

      Gather Your Images and Links

      After you have written out your content, you will need to gather your images and place them within the post. You will want to do this quickly so using a website like Stock Unlimited can be a huge time-saver.

      Stock Unlimited is a website that has thousands of photos available for you to use on your website. You put in a search for what kind of image you are looking for and then pick the one you want.

      I use Stock Unlimited most of the time, but I will also use the copywrite free images available within Wealthy Affiliate’s SiteContent platform. When I’m in a hurry, both of these options save me a ton of time.

      You will also want to grab all of your links if you are promoting an affiliate offer or just want to provide a relevant link within your post.

      Create blog banner images and marketing material (Pinterest post, Instagram post images, etc) at this point so you can add them or at least have them ready once you’ve published your blog post. Marketing on social media is a great way to get some traffic to your website. I use Canva.com to create these images.

      I like to do these 2 tasks all at the same time. It just makes it goes faster when I’ve already written the content and then just have to go back through and insert images and links. This way, I’m not leaving my writing (disrupting the creative flow) to go find an image.

      Utilize the Right Tools

      One of the best ways to be quick when you are writing your blog posts is to use tools that help you be more efficient.

      I’ve already mentioned the fact that I use Stock Unlimited to find most of my images. But I also use other tools that make the process much smoother, which results in time saved.

      Some of the tools that I use are listed below…

      Final Thoughts

      As I mentioned before, writing blog posts quickly does not mean that you have to sacrifice quality. Having a specific procedure in place will help you make the most use of your time and get things done faster.

      Be sure to set a timer and don’t spend too much time on any one aspect of the blog post. This is why keeping a list of possible post ideas is a great idea.

      If you start to feel like you are spending too much time in one area, take a step back, regroup, and then wrap it up within 5 minutes or less. Then move on to the next task. This will keep you focused and on task.

      Leave a comment below if you have any other tips to writing a blog post quickly…

      Mar 08

      6 Great Places to Promote Affiliate Links

      Affiliate Marketers are always looking for ways to promote their respective affiliate links. Utilizing the power of the internet, most affiliate can easily plug their links in a variety of places in order to get the best results and reach the most amount of potential customers.

      I’ve listed 6 great places to promote your affiliate links below. These are the exact places that I tend to put my links in order to drive traffic to my affiliate offers.


      Facebook is one of the biggest social media sites online today. Everyone and their grandmother are on Facebook at least several times a day.

      Placing your links on Facebook is a great way to get more exposure. You have to be careful about overly posting your links however.

      Personally I like to use the “description” area when I post. So for instance, if I post a photo of my computer and a cup of coffee beside it, I will say a few words in the description about how I’m grinding or working on my business. Then I will drop a link to my website or a relevant article.

      This link is not always a direct affiliate link, but within my website post I’ll have plenty of call to actions that will get visitors to my affiliate offers.

      I’ve also used Facebook to promote my affiliate links, by dropping them within comments on other friends posts. In this situation, I will address a problem they are having with a solution (my link).

      For instance, if a friend posts something about not being happy with their current vacuum cleaner, I will comment saying something along the lines of “I recently purchased vacuum A and have been pleasantly surprised with its power and quality.” Then I will drop my affiliate link to that particular vacuum.

      Twitter works the same way, in that most people are on Twitter and if you can make use of hashtags, you can reach a ton of potential customers. Once again, I tend to put links to my website blog posts in a tweet. These are blog posts that are usually reviews of products and thus filled with affiliate links.

      Doing it this way keeps you from violating the policies of not spamming you affiliate links as well as getting more people to your website. If you don’t have a website or blog post, I highly recommend getting one.

      You can get training and have one set up in less than 30 seconds HERE!


      Within Instagram, there are really only 2 places you can promote your affiliate links. One is within your profile and the other is within Stories.

      My suggestion is that you put your website link in your profile area (you are allowed 1 link there). If there is one major affiliate program that you are promoting you could also put that instead. The reason I suggest putting your website link, is because this gets visitors to your website where they will be exposed to your affiliate offers.

      Once you have reached the level where you can add links to your Stories, this is another great place to promote your links. Create a story talking about the product and tell people to swipe up for more information or to purchase their own.

      Most influencers do this on a regular basis. They will have entertaining and funny stories and then mixed within those, they will promote an affiliate product here and there.


      Pinterest is incredibly easy to use and an excellent source for affiliate traffic. People are literally searching on Pinterest for things that they are in the market for. This leads to greater conversions.

      In order to promote your affiliate links, you need to create a blog post that is structured like a product review. Use relevant and engaging photos in your post so that you can pin them to pinterest and attach your link to it.

      I use Pinterest every single time I create a new blog post. I simply take the url link and add it to a pin, grab the most appealing image from the site and then say a little about the product.


      Remember that your blog post review will have the actual affiliate links in them. Pinterest doesn’t mind this, but it does have a problem if you just pin your actual affiliate link.

      YouTube Videos

      If you didn’t already know, YouTube is basically a search engine… much like Google or Yahoo. People search for everything on YouTube and therefore, it’s a great place to promote your affiliate links.

      Unlike the other Social Media sites, you can actually put your straight affiliate link in the description of your videos. I even add a call to action in my video that directs people to the link.

      The best way to use this platform is to create value videos as well as product reviews. Tell people specifically to click the link in the description if they want to purchase or check out the product for themselves.

      You can add more than one in the description box, so I would suggest keeping the other ones relevant to your video.

      I use this strategy a lot and I’ve had great success with it. Feel free to check out my channel and see exactly how I use my links.

      Website Blog

      Having your own website is not necessary for an Affiliate Marketer, but it is highly recommended. Personally, I use my website to build my audience and promote various products and programs that I am affiliated with.

      I have complete control of my blog, which gives me more freedom that the social media platforms allow. Creating content is not difficult and if done correctly you can drive massive traffic to your blog posts and make affiliate sales as a result.

      If you are reading this post right now, you are on one of my websites. I have several, but this one is the first one I built and I’ve been making money with it since 2014.

      The obvious way that you can promote affiliate links is to add them to your posts through call to action buttons or text as well as through images.

      If you are unfamiliar with how to build a website and promote your links, I suggest you take advantage of an incredible training program that is designed to help you start your own blog site as well as teach you everything you need to know to market it.

      You can click here to read more about it!


      Finally, there is Quora.com… a platform where people can ask questions or search for answers to questions they have. It can literally be about anything. This is where you come in.

      By answering someone’s question about a certain product or program, you can add a link to your affiliate offers within your answer. I suggest sending them to a relevant blog post because if you spam out your affiliate links too much, you will get banned.

      But just like the other social media platforms, linking to a blog post you wrote will do 2 things. One it will get traffic/visitors to your website and two it will get your affiliate links in front of them.

      I have some more training on how to use Quora effectively… you can check that out here!

      Conclusion – Why You NEED a Website

      As you can tell, having a website is incredibly beneficial to the Affiliate Marketer. It is basically your main hub for sending potential customers to.

      With the limitations that most social media and forum sites put on affiliate links, it is extremely important to have a neutral place where you can send visitors and still get exposure to your various links.

      This is why I recommend building a website and using that as the vehicle to deliver your affiliate products. It’s not hard to build one if you know what you are doing.

      I suggest checking out Wealthy Affiliate for all the training and tools you need to build a successful website.

      Mar 07

      I Just Made $15 with Paidviewpoint

      Ok, so I’ve talked about Paidviewpoint before on this website and it is no secret that I am a big fan. It is one of the easiest and fastest ways to make extra money online!

      But they have recently changed the minimum amount required to cashout to only $15. I believe it used to be $20 which still wasn’t bad at all.

      I just cashed out my current earnings of $15.33 and I am already on my way to earning another $15 (and more)! I’ve actually earned over $150 using this one website so far.

      For those of you who are unfamiliar with Paidviewpoint (and it’s awesomeness), let me explain the way it works.

      Sign Up for a Free Account


      The way to get started earning your first $15 is to sign up for a free account.

      It’s super easy and only requires your email address and a password. As with most reward sites, it is completely free to sign up and a great way to earn extra money.

      Fill Out Your Information – (Aka Demographics)

      Once you have registered, you will want to fill out your demographics. This lets Paidviewpoint know more about you so that it can tailor the surveys to you.

      The information they ask for is pretty basic…

      • Male or Female
      • Birthdate
      • Household income
      • Education level
      • Relationship status
      • Children
      • Country of Origin

      As I said, this information is used to tailor the surveys for you. For instance, if you don’t have any children, they will probably not give you many surveys asking you about Children’s Toys, etc.


      Be sure to answer all of these questions because it will give you the best chance of getting more surveys, which results in more money!!!

      Don’t worry, if things change (let’s say you get married or have a child) you can always go in and update your demographics to reflect that.

      Build Up Your TraitScore

      The key to getting more pay per survey is to build up your TraitScore. The TraitScore is used to determine if you are being honest in your answers and really taking the time to go through the survey and not just click on the first thing you see.

      The higher your TraitScore, the more money you will earn per survey. You will also start to get more surveys available to you as your Score increases.

      The goal is to get a TraitScore of 9000 or higher. I easily made it to 10000 by just answering the TraitScore surveys as they came up and staying true to my answers. By the way, you do get paid for taking TraitScore surveys. It’s about $0.10 per survey, so it’s worth it.

      Paidviewpoint Traitscore

      Take Surveys and Start Earning $$$

      So let’s get to the reason we are all here… to make money!! While you do earn money for taking the TraitScore surveys, you earn even more for the regular surveys.

      The surveys are typically around 10-15 questions and only take about 1-2 minutes to complete. The pay can range from $0.20 to $1.50 per survey.

      The reason I love Paidviewpoint so much is because the surveys they give you are already prequalified. So in other words, you don’t have to try to qualify for the survey beforehand only to waste your time when they tell you that you don’t meet the criteria for that survey.

      So every time there is a survey waiting for you, you are guaranteed to make money with it. Just complete the survey and collect the money.

      If you check out the video at the end of this post, you will see an example of the typical survey available. Like I said, they are extremely easy!

      As I mentioned before, the minimum to cashout is $15 and you can choose to get paid with PayPal, Amazon, or a Walmart gift card.

      Pro Tip: Be sure to stay logged in to your Paidviewpoint account and check it often (I usually check in the morning, at lunch, and in the evening). The surveys will be available only for a limited time. So you want to check often so you can take as many as possible.

      Watch How I Cashed Out My Most Recent $15

      So yesterday I uploaded a video of my most recent cash out with Paidviewpoint. I was able to get paid through my PayPal account as that is the option I chose.

      In the video below, I also walk you through a short survey so you can get an idea of what they are typically like.


      Mar 06

      Free 15 Day Challenge – Start Your Own Affiliate Marketing Business

      Have you ever thought about starting your own Affiliate Marketing Business but don’t really know how to go about it and how to be successful? If so, this Free 15-Day Challenge is built just for you!

      Keep in mind that while this challenge is only 15 days long, you will be launching your very own online business that can make you money for the long term. This is not a get-rich-quick scheme and it will actually require hard work, integrity and skill development.

      Free 15-Day Challenge with Dave Sharpe

      Dave Sharpe is the creator of the 15-Day Online Business Builder Challenge. Dave has done over $200 million in sales online and trained over 300,000 students to follow his exact business strategies.

      The 15-Day Challenge is offered for Free and gives you the step by step guide to building an Affiliate Marketing Business that is profitable and sustainable. By Day 15, you will already have your first customer and be set up to make your very first sale.

      This is literally an exact blueprint that Dave has used to generate millions of dollars in sales.

      Build Your Dreams

      With this training and blueprint, you can literally take your future in your own hands and change your life for the better. Move forward with your dreams to build a successful business.

      Stop spinning your wheels with other programs that in all honesty don’t really work. This program has helped thousands of people just like you to build their dreams of financial freedom and a successful business.

      Generating income that can give you the life you have always desired is possible with this program. Maybe you have always wanted to travel the world but you’ve been tied to a desk making money for other people. Or maybe you just want to get out of debt and not have to worry about money and bills anymore.

      For me, it was the desire to be financial free of debt as well as create my own business that would be my full time income and give me the freedom to work from wherever I am.

      What’s Included?

      This is a 15-day program that is designed to help you launch your very own online business. You are given a blueprint that has been proven to work.

      Check out what’s included in this incredible challenge:

      • Learn The #1 Business Model To Launch Online (Requires No Advanced Tech Skills)
      • The Simple 2 Step Funnel That All Top Affiliate Marketers Use
      • The 6-Step System To Choosing A Niche and Launching Your New Business
      • An actual Business Plan that you can follow
      • Free Coaching at your fingertips
      • Actionable Daily Assignments

      Get Your First Sale on Day 15

      If you are 100% dedicated to taking action on the education and training that Dave provides in this 15-Day Challenge, then you are going to get your first sale on Day 15.

      The beauty of this challenge is that not only are you being coached by Dave Sharpe himself, but you are also given daily assignments that get you to take action and actually build your online business.

      The challenge takes you step by step into building your business and each day you are putting up another brick in the building.

      Now, if you just do nothing and expect results then you are in for a rude awakening. So make sure you are truly invested and have an honest desire to change your future and build a profitable online business. You are given everything you need to be successful, but you have to take action and do the work that is spelled out for you.

      Conclusion – Is it Worth It?

      In my opinion, this is one of the greatest training programs online today. Dave is literally handing you the exact blueprint that he has used to become a millionaire for FREE.

      You are not going to find that kind of transparency and support anywhere else. I don’t know of too many people that are willing to share their personal secret to success.

      So it is worth it? ABSOLUTELY YES!!

      Like I said, this is a FREE challenge that only takes 15 days, so if you are willing to put in the time and the work, you could have a thriving profitable business up and running before the end of the month. Ask yourself if that would help you achieve your goals. If so, then check it out for yourself.

      Mar 05

      A Day in the Life of a Blogger

      Being a full time blogger is rewarding but also difficult to balance sometimes. Being able to work for yourself and set your own schedule seems like the ideal situation, but if you don’t structure it correctly, you could find yourself more stressed out and not very productive.

      I have been blogging for over 5 years now, and I have to admit that I struggled at first to find my rhythm within the industry. I was juggling kids, home, and starting a new business. But once I developed a schedule that truly worked for me, I started to see progress and experienced less stress.

      This is just my personal schedule that works for my life. It’s not perfect by any means, but I’m always fine-tuning it and discovering ways I can increase productivity without sacrificing time.

      Mornings – Must Start with Coffee

      Let’s be honest, I have a slight addiction to coffee… I like regular coffee, espresso, bulletproof, and even cold brew in the summer. So it’s a given that my mornings must start with a cup of coffee.

      I usually wake up around 5:30am, make coffee, wake up my son for track practice, and then start my day.

      After my first cup (or 3) of coffee, I usually sit down and plan out my day with my journal. I love journals because they keep me focused on what needs to get done and also help me to see what I’ve accomplished already.

      I will typically write out a task list for the day, starting with the most important project and prioritizing down to the last task. I list the most important tasks first so that I make sure to get them done right off the bat.

      After creating my daily task list, I get started checking them off. Sometimes I have bills I need to pay, and other times I have blog research to do.

      Here’s what a typical morning looks like for me:

      5:30am: Wake up, make bed, make coffee, work on journal and task list

      6:15am: Take son to school, read a few pages from the current book I’m reading (right now it’s Legendary Marketer)

      7:00am: Begin working on task list, do keyword research for next blog post, structure/outline blog post

      9:00am: Start creating content for blog post

      11:00am: Gather links to add to blog post as well as relevant images or video

      Afternoons – Getting Stuff Done

      While mornings are spent preparing for the day and usually writing content for my blog, my afternoons are filled with checking off the remaining tasks that need to be done.

      This could be creating a YouTube video based on the blog post I wrote that morning, or spending some time answering emails and checking on my affiliate programs.

      Currently I am trying to be more consistent and grow my YouTube Channel so I am usually recording a video and editing it in the afternoons. My goal right now is to upload every day for a full 30 days in a row.

      Around 3pm, I usually have to go pick up my youngest son from school unless he has after-school activities that day. But once I get back home, I pick up wherever I left off and continue working.

      So here’s what my typical afternoon might consist of:

      • Publishing Blog Post (written that morning)
      • Recording and Editing YouTube Video
      • Answering Emails
      • Uploading video to YouTube
      • Marketing previous blog posts on Pinterest, Twitter, FB, etc
      • Picking up Son from school
      • Eating a keto friendly lunch

      Evenings – Changes on a Daily Basis

      So as you can imagine, my evenings are usually spent winding down and spending time with my family. I make dinner on some nights and others I go to my kids school events like choir concerts, track meets, etc.

      I also spend time preparing for my next day. I once again sit down with my journal and write down tasks that I know I need to accomplish and also reflect on the ones that I actually got done during the current day. I also brainstorm ideas for my next blog post or video.

      Another thing I tend to do in the evenings is work on my daily housework list. I have a schedule set up where I clean 2-3 rooms per day throughout the entire week. This keeps me from having to spend one whole day JUST cleaning the house.

      Weekends – Still Grinding

      So when it comes to the weekends, I usually still try to get work done. Of course, it’s not as structured as during the week, but I will try to compose at least 1 blog post throughout the weekend and record a few videos for the YouTube.

      A lot of times I am actually traveling across the great state of Texas. But even when I’m traveling, I will sit down for an hour or two and work on my business. I think of it like this… I’m able to travel BECAUSE I am a full time blogger, so I should at least put some work in when I can.

      I will typically wake up (and have coffee of course) in the hotel and sit down at my computer for some quality work time. After about 2 hours of solid work, it’s about time that things start opening and I make my way out into the world to enjoy whatever city I happen to be in.

      When I’m at home for the weekend, I do the same thing. I dedicate about 2-3 hours a day to work on my business and then I spend the rest of the time working around the house and dining out with my family.

      A Day in the Life of a Blogger – Be Your Own Boss

      My days are not always the same, but this is a typical scenario in my life. The beauty of being your own boss is that you can set whatever schedule works for you and it can change at will.

      I like having structure and that usually makes me more productive and helps me stay on task. But I know other bloggers who just wake up, blog if they feel like it, and then spend the day playing frisbee in the park. That works for them and that’s great!

      The point is, do what works for you. You may have younger kids that need more of your attention… or you may not have kids at all. Structure your business in a way that allows you to succeed at business AND at life (whatever your life looks like).

      Also, I will end by saying that in order to be successful at anything you need to put in the work. So don’t just think you are going to be able to sit on your couch watching reruns of Friends all day long and have a successful business. Blogging certainly gives you the ability to have more freedom in your life, but you need to be careful how you implement that freedom.

      Don’t let it get in the way of your dreams and your overall success. Work hard and the payoff will be extremely rewarding!

      Mar 04

      Developing a Morning Routine for Success

      Starting your day off on the right note is extremely important if you want to have a productive and positive day. And one way to set yourself up for success is to develop and implement a morning routine. By following a simple routine every single day, you create a habit that will program your mind to get ready to tackle the day with focus and intensity.

      Why a Morning Routine?

      Have you ever found yourself halfway through the day thinking you are being productive but really just spinning your wheels? Maybe it’s because you didn’t start your day off right and get your mind focused on success.

      Whenever you wake up, use that time to stop and focus on your goals in general and your goals for that day. Give yourself a head start by narrowing down your tasks list into those things that will bring you success and not just be busy work.

      If you have a clear goal in mind when you start your day off, you will most likely find yourself working towards that goal and often accomplishing it. If on the other hand, you just go about things willy-nilly, you might discover that you’ve wasted time doing things that aren’t necessarily getting you closer to your goal.

      Let’s say you want to be a successful blogger. Starting your morning off focusing on those things that will be productive puts you in the right mindset to achieve success.

      Write down those tasks that you want to accomplish and then get to work doing them.

      • Research 5 keywords for upcoming blog posts
      • Structure 5 blog posts for the week
      • Write 1 blog post (at least 1000 words)
      • Respond to 3 highly important emails

      You will find that if you decide what your day will look like before you even start, you will actually get these things done.

      Try to also create a routine around motivation and inspiration. This may mean incorporating meditation or praying or reading. I spend about 10 minutes every morning reading books by highly successful entrepreneurs to get my mindset ready for the day. You would be amazed how much it sets a fire under you.

      Creating a Habit

      A habit takes time to develop and being consistent is key to any habitual behavior. Therefore, sticking to a morning routine for more than just a week is really the only way to create a habit that you can rely on for the long term.

      Personally, I like 30 day challenges because they force you to do something (whether it’s a diet or an exercise program or a daily routine) for a full month. If you stick with it for the full 30 days, chances are you have a new habit that is easy to continue.

      Yes, it will be a struggle in the beginning and fighting to stay consistent for the first 7 days will be difficult. But the longer you stick with it, the easier it will become.

      What I love about a morning routine, is that there is always a “morning” to your day. No it might not be at 5 am, but there is always a start to your day and creating a habit/routine right at the beginning of your day will set you up for success.

      Setting Goals and Task Lists

      No matter what your morning routine looks like, you should always set goals for yourself to accomplish that day. It is just a wise thing to do and something that successful people do everyday.

      Creating a task list lets you prioritize what needs to be done and gets you motivated to accomplish those tasks. Without a list, you might as well just throw all your tasks up in the air and see what lands in your lap. The problem with that, is then the most important tasks seldom get done. This is often referred to as procrastinating.

      There is a best-selling book that addresses strategies to stop procrastinating called “Eat That Frog” by Brian Tracy. The title refers to a Mark Twain quote and basically means that you should get your hardest task of the day done first thing. So in other words, go ahead and eat the frog, because everything else after that will be easy.

      I’ve implemented this strategy recently and it’s been a life-changer. I used to procrastinate the big projects and think I was getting stuff done by doing a whole bunch of tiny tasks, but the reality was that the big project was still there waiting to be tackled.

      It wasn’t going away by itself. So I started determining which task was going to be the hardest each day, and then I would put it at the top of my list. I tackle that task first and then the rest of my day is relatively easy.

      End Your Day Preparing for Tomorrow

      Not only should you develop a morning routine, but you should also set aside time each night to reflect on your day and prepare for the next day. This ensures that when you wake up the next morning, you already know what tasks need to be handled first and what goals you have for the day.

      This eliminates wasted time in the morning and also allows you to figure out what will be the most important tasks for the following day.

      I like to do this before even getting ready for bed. I have a couch in my bedroom and I will sit there reflecting on the accomplishments of the day as well as what I could have done better. I like to make a list and then check off those tasks that were completed and create a new list for the next day.

      Doing this the night before also lets me sleep better because I’ve already thought about it and I have a plan of action for the next day. Before I used to do this, I would find myself having a hard time falling asleep because I was constantly thinking about what I needed to do the next day.

      Once you sit down and create a plan, you can shut your brain down for the night, realizing that you are prepared for the next day and this allows you to fall asleep much faster.

      Try It for 30 Days

      Success comes from action and what better way to implement action than with a morning routine. Take a moment to focus on your goals for the day, meditate or read, take a walk around the block, and then tackle the day with clarity and a drive to succeed.

      I’m challenging myself to 30 days of success driven morning routines and I invite you to join me. Whatever you are trying to accomplish, whether it be a successful online business or a summer physique, you can definitely benefit from starting your day off right and keeping your eye on the prize.

      Give yourself 30 days to develop a morning habit and I promise you that you will see the benefits.

      Mar 01

      What is ClickFunnels About –

      What is ClickFunnels

      ClickFunnels is an online sales funnel building platform that allows users to market their business, products and services to potential customers through the use of sales funnels.

      Russell BrunsonRussell Brunson is the owner and creator of ClickFunnels and over the years he has built a following of over a million entrepreneurs, written several books, and brought the concept of sales funnels to the mainstream.

      The use of sales funnels usually requires web hosting, email autoresponders, and landing pages that all need to work seamlessly together in order to be effective. ClickFunnels has integrated all of these elements together in one platform in order to make it easier to use and build.

      With ClickFunnels, you can build landing pages, opt-ins, video sales pages, webinars and much more. You can also integrate email autoresponders in order to build your email list.

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      Within ClickFunnels, there are a variety of pre-built sales funnels that can be customized easily depending on your particular marketing needs. There are also a variety of templates to choose from.

      Features of ClickFunnels

      ClickFunnels is a perfect tool for your business because it has so many incredible features. Anything and everything you need to build professional funnels that convert is included.

      • Opt-In Funnels
      • Email Integration
      • Custom Domains
      • A/B Split Tests
      • Membership Funnels
      • Auto Webinar Funnels
      • Order Pages
      • Upsell Pages
      • Downsell Pages
      • Funnel Sharing
      • Templates

      ClickFunnel Templates

      Pricing – Is it Worth It?

      There are 3 price points for ClickFunnels… one of which is a limited time trial.

      • Free 14 Day Trial
        • Test drive ClickFunnels for 14 days

      • $97/month – Startup
        • 20 funnels
        • 100 pages
        • 20,000 visitors

      • $297/month – Enterprise
        • Actionetics and Backpack included
        • Unlimited Funnels
        • Unlimited Pages
        • Unlimited Visitors

      Who is ClickFunnels For?

      If you own a blog or have any type of affiliate marketing business, you NEED ClickFunnels. Well, technically you could use one of the other funnel building programs available online, but I personally think that ClickFunnels is the Best of the Best!!

      What is ClickFunnels about

      Building funnels is essential to your business, just like having a quality product or service to promote. Investing in the key components of you business will only benefit you and your business in the long run.

      I’ve used ClickFunnels for over a year and I’ve found that it is relatively easy to use and if I do get stuck, there is plenty of support and tutorials to show me exactly what I need to do. This kind of help is so valuable. The last thing you want to do is waste time figuring out how to do something.

      The Good and The Bad

      As with any program, there are pros and cons to it that need to be considered. ClickFunnels is no different… I’ve listed a few of the Good aspects of the program as well as the Bad.

      The Good:

      • Ability to share funnels
      • Easy to Use
      • Drag and Drop Editor
      • Excellent Help and Support Team
      • Tons of Build in Features

      The Bad:

      • Can be expensive
      • Basic plan only allows a limited number of funnels (however this is plenty for most beginners)

      Free Webinar Script

      ClickFunnels offers a Free Webinar Script that will help you sell anything to anyone. This is the exact script that Russell uses to promote anything. It can be a tremendous help to anyone’s business and I highly recommend checking it out.

      Follow the script that Russell lays out for you and you will see results!

      Free Webinar Script

      My Final Thoughts on ClickFunnels

      I have been using ClickFunnels for a long time and I’ve seen my email list grow to over 5000 so far. This has been an extremely beneficial tool that has propelled my business by leaps and bounds.

      At first, I was hesitant to spend money on a funnel builder, but I soon realized that in order to make money, I needed to invest in quality products that would produce results. Investing in your business and acquiring the right tools is honestly the key to success online.

      Don’t short change yourself or leave leads on the table. A Funnel can explode your business and give you the revenue stream that you’ve been chasing. ClickFunnels is a proven program that has helped thousands of online businesses take their success to the next level.

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