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Get More Results with Less Time – The 80/20 Principle

pareto-principleHave you read the book “The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less” by Richard Koch? In the book Koch explains the 80/20 (Pareto) principle which means that 20% of our time accounts for 80% of the work we accomplish. In other words 20% of our work provide more results than the rest 80%.

The principles applies to other things also. Did you know, for example, that 20% of customers account for 80% of revenues?

Understanding this principle can powerfully benefit your online business.

What is Your 20% That Determines 80% of the Results?

If you want to make money online (and at the same time provide important value for other people) there are certain steps you need to take.

Some of the important steps are:

Probably there are also other things to do but these are usually very important, especially selling. If you want to earn money, you need to sell something. Someone has to be interested in your product or services.

But sometimes you may find yourself doing useless things related to your business. Online business is always a process, it’s not an event. You do certain things until you succeed. But you need to concentrate on the things that are the most important at your phase of the process.

Different Phases – Which is Your Phase?

If you don’t have your own websites your most important task should be to build one. When your websites are brand new you should concentrate on writing content and providing important value for the readers. At this point it would be totally useless to spend hours and hours analyzing your visitors from Google Analytics if you don’t have enough visitors or any content on your website.

At this point your 20% (the most important task) would be developing your websites.

But let’s assume that your website is appealing. You have good theme, good images, good email list, good content and products to sell. Then it would be highly important to get more visitors to your websites. You can make for example social media campaigns. That may be the most important (20%) task at this point of the online business process. (But remember that scrolling Facebook’s or Twitter’s news feed is not social media marketing. It’s only a waste of time!) 😉

20% Provides most of the results. Stay out of the red area!

20% Provides most of the results. Stay out of the red area!

Concentrate on 20% = Get the Results Faster!

Many people are asking, “How much it takes to make some money or a full-time income online?” It depends on two things.

  1. How much do you invest time to your online business?
  2. How much time do you invest doing the most important (20%) things related to your online business?

You may invest 100 hours and get the same results when someone has used 200 hours. Be sure that you are the one who is not wasting time on the useless things.

Nothing really happens until you take action. Today I want to challenge you: 

1.Take a sheet of paper and a pencil
2.Write down the most important thing in your online business right now
3.Start working until the task is done
4.Repeat

Writing down helps. The thing you have written will sink into your subconscious mind and it will start searching the ways how you can accomplish the task. It also helps you as a reminder if you find yourself scrolling that Facebook news feed or reading useless blog again.

Summary

20% of our time accounts for 80% of the work we accomplish.

Concentrate on the most important tasks and you will achieve more results with less time.

What are your most important tasks right now in your online business? Leave a comment below.

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How to Make Your Content User-Friendly? 6 Tips for Readable Text

contentThe #1 purpose of the good website is to provide value for the readers. But how to get readers? With valuable and well-written content. No one will get value from the site if no one reads it.

To get the visitors read your content, you need to make the content appealing. One important thing is to add relevant images. But today we concentrate how to make your text look good.

6 Tips for Readable Text (confirmed by an Online Millionaire)

(1) Use Small Paragraphs
(2) Separate Your Ideas With Headings
(3) Use Black Text (or Dark Grey) on White Background
(4) Use Conversational Speak
(5) Choose a Relevant and Captivating Headline
(6) Use Relevant Images

(1) Use Small Paragraphs. People in internet don’t want to read long paragraphs. People are used to read small snippets like maximum 140 characters in Twitter.

Sometimes people just skim through texts and blogs without reading them carefully. If your paragraphs are short, they are easier to skim through.

One sentence paragraphs are totally okay.

Got it? 😉

(2) Separate Your Ideas With Headings. As you can see in this text for example I have separated different ideas with subheadings. It’s easy to see when the new idea starts and when the other ends.

Separating your ideas with headings helps navigating. Another benefit is that good sub-headings can captivate the reader for the longer time in your website. Good headings leave the reader curious.

(3) Use Black Text (or Dark Grey) on White Background. You don’t want that your website looks like a circus show.

What do think about this? Do different colors give me authority? No.

Black text on white background is easy-to-read and it looks more professional than many different colors.

You can exceptionally use a bit of some colors like I have done in the end of my reviews. But only exceptionally. Don’t overuse colors. Black text on white background is cool and effective.

(4) Use Conversational Speak. Lay back. It’s just you and me.

Don’t use too formal text. People want that the text is easy to read and understand. Usually the best teachings are so easy that even a child can understand the message.

Usually You-form is the most effective because then the reader has the feeling that you are talking right to him/her.

(5) Choose a Relevant and Captivating Headline. You want people to read your text. You need to captivate their attention with the relevant headline.

Don’t tell everything in the headline. Leave people a bit curious. But say something that they are would like to hear. If your website’s theme is fitness and healthy lifestyle, great headline could be for example “How to get fit in two months?” People want to get fit fast and they want to know how to do it.

(6) Use Relevant Images. People are visual by nature. We get used to images already in the childhood when our parents read us children’s books.

Great images make our content more lively, it helps to remember the text better and it makes the whole website more appealing. (How to find free images.)

Summary

These six principles are great guidelines for you when you are writing texts. Remember, there can sometimes be exceptions but by using these principles your text will be very user-friendly. Your visitors will spend more time on your website and you will get your message through.

(1) Use Small Paragraphs
(2) Separate Your Ideas With Headings
(3) Use Black Text (or Dark Grey) on White Background
(4) Use Conversational Speak
(5) Choose a Relevant and Captivating Headline
(6) Use Relevant Images

I hope you found these tips helpful! If you have any comments or questions, please don’t hesitate to leave them below.

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How to Find Free Images? – Millions of Images Available for You!

As you may know most of the images in internet are copyrighted. In the same way texts are usually copyrighted as well. Still there are millions of images which are totally free to use and you can find them in seconds.

Adding relevant images to your website is highly important. People are visual by nature. We grow up by reading books with a lot of images and a visual characteristic never leaves us.

With good and relevant images you make your content more readable and attract more visitors. Relevant images make the text also easier to understand and to remember what you are saying. But where to find free images?

Free Image SourcesImages

These are good examples of the ways you can find free high-quality images. There are other websites also but with in these websites you already have millions of images.

Many of the free images are very high-quality and taken by professionals so you don’t have to worry will you find good images. You will!

If you take own photos there is of course your personal touch and it can be fun. The drawback is that sometimes it may take more time and always the reward for the used time is not worth it. It depends what you are looking for but of course I encourage you to use the good quality images to make your website more appeal.

My Favorite Way to Find Great Images

Did you know that you can also find free images from Google? I will give you step-by-step instructions.

1.Go to Google Images and click settings and Advanced Search

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2.Type in the “all these words” box what do you want to search.

3.Scroll down and in the last “Usage rights” sections, use the drop-down to choose what kind of license you want to have for the images.

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Click for the Full-Size Image

4.Click advanced search and you can see all the photos that are free to use. Here are three free examples that I found from Google with the search “Images”. What do you think about the quality? I think it’s good enough :).

I use Google search many times because it gathers photos from many different websites so I can spare my time when I don’t have to search photos from many sites. Still I sometimes use other sites mentioned above to find more exact, relevant or higher quality photos.

Read the Rules

I just want to mention that there are different rules in different sites so you may want to read the rules before using the images from the new site.

Sometimes happens that someone adds images to a “royalty free” sites even though he/she doesn’t have copyright for the photo. It’s hard to know when this has happened but just be careful when you are using free photos.

There are also a lot of paid photos in internet but in my opinion there are enough free photos to use. But ifyou need really world-class quality photos for something particular it’s also possible to buy them from internet. If you are interested in photographing you can also start your own business by selling photos in internet but there’s a lot of competition.

I hope you found this article helpful! If you have any questions or comments, leave them below!

Where do you get the photos for your website?

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How to Make Money Selling Other People’s Products?

LaptopmoneyYou want to make money online? Yes.

You don’t have own products? No.

Is it possible to make income without own products? Certainly Yes!

Four Simple Steps

1.Choose Your Interest. First step is to decide what you are interested in. Do you like sports, arts, music, programming or dogs. I mean your interest can be literally anything. You don’t need to be an expert. But you certainly need to be interested in that theme. 

Okay, let’s say that you are interested in music, more specifically playing guitar. Once you have chosen your interest we can move to step two which is

2.Build a WebsiteBuilding a website is actually very easy and SIMPLE. The process will take probably 30 seconds. You will have a good-looking website which is the foundation of your online business.

You don’t have to know anything about programming or stuff related.

 

If your interest is playing guitar, your website will be related to that theme. You will be adding information, reviews and other things to your website. I still want to point out that you don’t need to be an expert but interested in that theme. If you are expert guitar player, that’s wonderful but not necessary in online business.Laptop

3.Attract Visitors. Once you have your very own website the next step is to attract visitors to your website. You attract visitors by providing value about your theme.

MORE PEOPLE MEANS MORE OPPORTUNITIES!

If your website is about playing guitar you can for example give tips how to practice. You can write reviews of your favorite guitars or link great guitar tutorials from Youtube.

4.Earn Revenue. Once you have your website and some visitors you can start earning revenue. Most easily this works by promoting other people’s products. You “affiliate” products that are related to your website’s theme.

In internet there are millions of different products that you can affiliate.

In your guitar playing site you can affiliate different guitars, guitar equipment, guitar training courses and others. For example in Amazon you can find 1,233,667 results for “guitar”. You can literally run a guitar business by selling Amazon products only. Once someone buys a product from Amazon, you get a commission. Simple?

Commissions Vary But even 80% is Possible From Some Online Products!

In our example your interest was guitar playing. But your interest can be anything in the world. I can assure you that there are affiliate programs for any theme in internet.

Internet is full of opportunities to earn money selling other people’s products. There are thousands and thousands of programs. Some of them provide you little 5% commission but some programs can provide you even 80% commission.

Let’s say for example that you promote a guitar which costs 500$ and you get 10% commission. That makes 50$ into your pocket. But if the guitar is 5 000$ with 15% commission it means 750$ into your pocket. And these numbers are totally realistic.

Just Remember those Four Simple Steps:

1.Choose Your Interest
2.Build a Website
3.Attract Visitors
4.Earn Revenue

Start Today

You can start the process today. I started my journey in Wealthy Affiliate and I can say from experience that it’s the great place to start making online revenue. In Wealthy Affilliate you will learn all the things and details you need to run a successful online business.

In this article I explained you the four steps, four principles of making money online but if you really want to make online revenue you need to go more into detail.

I just want to underline that all you need is the will to start learning.

Start Making Money Selling Other People’s Products Today

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Perfection – Not Required in the Online Business

Hi there!

This blog post can work for you and me as a reminder what is really important in running a website, writing a blog and actually in life in general.

Many times in life fear of not being perfect can hold us back. To be honest I believe that perfectionism can be harmful for our progress in online business and life.

1-0 The Only Thing That Counts

Have you watched the football match where the other team dominated the action in the field during the whole game. But then the underdog scores in the last minute and wins 1-0.

Ball possession doesn’t make the winner, great shoots don’t make the winner or great individual performances don’t make the winner.

The only thing that counts is the number of goals you make

Of course ball possession can help you in making goals but it just doesn’t make you a winner. And same applies to life.

Great plans or dream don’t make you a winner. The only thing that makes you a winner is the action you take!

I believe that it’s important to dream big but after you have dreamed big and made plans how to achieve those dreams, the only thing that counts is that do you stick with those dreams and plans.

The Right Direction Is the Most Important, Not the Speed

If you start your very first website today, the website is not probably perfect. Let’s be honest with that. But as you start the website today and run it for three months I’m quite sure that it’s already way better after three months. The website has developed a lot and you had learned from the mistakes. (If you are interested in building a website, check out my easy instructions)

What would be the progress after six months, one year or five years!? If you start today, and stick with your dreams, nothing is impossible.

The most important thing is to start.
The second thing is not to give up.

If you remember those two things you can achieve literally anything in online business. Some people don’t even start and the majority gives up without trying enough. That’s the only reason they fail in online business.

Perfection Isn’t Necessary at all

You really don’t need to be perfect when you start. But atually you don’t need to be perfect afterwards. When you run a website, people are not looking something that is perfect. Does Craigslist or Reddit look like perfect? No, but still they are highly popular websites.

If you make mistakes with your website and its content you can always correct it afterwards if you want. It’s better to have 10 texts published than 1000 drafts waiting for a perfect day. Because “the magical perfect day” never comes.

Just make some progress today because Little progress every day counts up big results.

Do people want to act with someone who is totally perfect, without any mistakes, almost a robot? I guess that people would prefer someone who is a normal human being with two legs and hands. Just being yourself is enough.

If you are interested you can Start online business today.

I hope this text can motivate you to keep on going without the fear of not being perfect.

What do you think about the subject? Please leave a comment!

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