The Ultimate Guide to Your First $1,000 Online

What's up guys, Dominic here!

Welcome to my Ultimate Guide for making your First $1,000 Online. I'm sure you're gonna' enjoy reading this guide all throughout.

I always do my best in order not to make this guide boring because I wanna' make sure that you'll learn valuable nuggets from this page.

You see, I believe the first $1,000 is the hardest part of making money online. When I got past this target,  I started gaining a boost of confidence, knowing that my method absolutely works!

And no, we're not going to be paying for ads to speed up the process. So save your money for now as I'm going to teach you a  'zero cost' blueprint that you can implement starting today.

So, shall we begin?

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Anyway, let's get to the meat of the content, shall we?

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Why Listen to Me? Here's My Proof

Yeah, I know you would ask that question.

That's why I'm gonna' show my humble proofs which were made possible because of this method:

Not only that, I also have another proof from another platform:

Sure, the proofs look small and not enough for a full-time income.

After all, these sales were acquired for FREE.

 However, it's only a matter of time before I can scale it up to sizeable amounts.

Thanks to my proven 5-step blueprint which I'm using to run my online business.

Now For The Much Awaited Blueprint...

At this point, I'm going to give a quick overview of the 5-step process for getting your first 1,000 bucks online.

 It's not any complicated, and I'm sure even total newbies are able to implement this.

Do take note, however, that this method takes TIME and consistent EFFORT to give results.

That's the price to pay if you're not willing to spend money on ads.

 Anyway, here are the five steps:

  1. Find Your NICHE - This basically means choosing an area where you can specialize at. The best niche to choose is always something that you love doing.
  2. Build a WEBSITE - People will go to your website in order to inquire and learn more from you. It's also the place where you can establish your brand online.
  3. Create CONTENT - You need to produce content that will help people with their problems. When you do so, they'll start to trust you and see you as an authority in your space.
  4. Drive TRAFFIC - Your ability to drive traffic (aka 'real people') can make or break your business. After all, they're the ones who have the money to spend, right?
  5. Earn REVENUE - When you execute the first four steps right, this will be the easiest part to pull off. There are many ways to make money from your website, the best in my opinion is affiliate marketing.

 Nothing follows.

And yes, this is as simple as it gets.

Don't worry though, coz' I'm going to detail each and every one of these steps throughout this guide.

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STEP 1: Find a NICHE to Specialize In

niche simply refers to a 'segment of the market' that you're going to appeal to.

For simplification, it's safe to say that your niche is the 'industry' you'll be specializing in.

And by specializing, I mean people will perceive you as an 'authority' in the space.

For example, the weight loss niche is a group of people who are interested in losing weight and pursuing fitness. They might look for diet supplements, diet plans, weight loss programs, or workout equipment via the Internet.

The self-help niche refers to the population who want to improve themselves in some areas. They might want to increase their productivity, practice the Law of Attraction, get self-help book recommendations, or attend a mastermind group full of like-minded people.

The tech gadgets niche comprises of people who want to be updated with the latest gadget releases. These people might read smartphone reviews, watch unboxing videos, and of course buy an actual gadget online.

The language learning niche is filled with people who are actively pursuing a foreign language. They would most likely subscribe to blogs and YouTube channels on the language of their choice. Furthermore, they'll be downloading language learning apps, buy books, enroll in courses, and even engage in actual conversations with native speakers.

Are you getting the gist of it?

At its core, niche is simply a 'group of people' you'll be tailoring to.

And your job is to figure out what niche you wanna' specialize in right from the start.

Can't Think of a Niche? I Feel Ya!

Intimidated by the words authority, industry, and specialization?

Pounded by the pressure of choosing a 'million dollar' niche?

Paralyzed by all the finer details that come with  your idea?

Don't worry, you're not alone in this feeling.

Coz' believe it or not, I've been there!

I used to struggle with choosing a niche to specialize and make money from.

What I did to get past this overthinking problem, is I stopped thinking of it.

I went through 'trial and error' until I was able to determine the niche I'm confident of settling at.

Now, this doesn't mean YOU should go out there and make mistakes (just for the sake of making mistakes).

 If you've got some talent, skill, or hobby you're confident with, then feel free to leverage it.

However, if you find yourself thinking too much...

If you find yourself worrying about failure...

If you find yourself unable to establish what you wanna' do in exchange for money...

Then you might want to follow my strategy for choosing a niche to make money online.

You See, It All Boils Down to Two Factors: MONEY and PASSION

In order for me to get past through the niche dilemma, I stopped receiving advice from every direction.

Coz' believe it or not, Internet marketing gurus differ vastly in the way they approach niche selection.

Some would analyze it by the numbers.

Some just follow their hearts and take the plunge.

Some use their logic (the left side of the brain), while some use their feelings (the right side of the brain).

This phenomenon spawns the famous business argument: Money or Passion?

 Should you go for a niche that is very profitable, even if you don't enjoy doing it?

Or should you pursue a niche that you're having fun of, even if it's not profitable?

 If you ask me though, I prefer striking a BALANCE between the two.

Pick a niche that you know is popular and profitable, but make sure it won't bore you to death and that you'll learn to love it along the way (yup, it can be learned!)

Now, here's a list of profitable niches that you can choose from:

  • Weight Loss & Fitness
  • Health & Wellness
  • Dating & Relationships
  • Travel
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Self-Improvement/Self-Help
  • Make Money Online/Biz Opps
  • Internet Marketing
  • Investing/Personal Finance
  • Pets (Cats, Dogs, Rabbits, etc.)
  • Survival/Prepper
  • Sports & Hobbies
  • Technology & Gadgets
  • Gaming & Movies
  • Language Learning
  • And the list goes on!

Mind you, I do not know every single niche on the Internet.

I just researched them by using Google and YouTube.

So if you have time, it's best that you do your own research to identify the profitable niches for yourself.

One resource that's overflowing with niche ideas is a site called Niche Hacks.

They have this freebie that contains 1,000+ ideas that you could choose from and specialize at.

Remember, it only takes ONE idea to get you started!

But What About COMPETITION?

Ah... the dreaded word.

The word that buries countless businesses alive.

Unfortunately my friend, I cannot do anything about it.

Coz' after all, competition is a normal part of every business.

Even Elon Musk, who used to be alone in his pursuits with SpaceX, is now competing with Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson when it comes to rockets and the aerospace industry.

I myself, when it comes to The Passionate Marketer, compete with hundreds of online businesses (possibly thousands) in the Internet marketing/biz opp niche.

Yet I don't see them as a threat to my business at all.

If any, it's a good 'sign' telling me that I'm participating in a niche that is hugely profitable!

With that said, I'm not ignoring my competition as if they don't exist.

I just make sure to offer my 'unique competitive edge' that will set me apart from the masses.

Coz' if I'm not unique enough, you wouldn't be reading this extremely detailed Ultimate Guide to Making Your First $1,000 Online, right?

Now, don't freak out.

Because the good news is, you don't need to deal with lots of competition in your chosen niche.

The Easy Solution? Narrow Down Your Niche!

That's right.

Instead of fighting for your share, you can just skip the competition all throughout by narrowing down your niche to a more specific audience.

So if you're into dog training, for example, you might find it hard to specialize in the dog training niche itself.

However, if you niche down to something like "german shepherd dog training", you're going to eliminate the businesses that don't train German Shepherds.

If you niche down to "adult dog training", then you can stop worrying about businesses that don't train adult dogs.

If you niche down to "dog agility training", then worry less about businesses that don't teach agility to their dogs.

Up for a challenge? You can also combine several dimensions to laser-target your focus.

 Like for instance, "Dog training for adult German Shepherds for agility"!

Anyways...

My point is, you wanna' narrow down the scope of your chosen niche to an extent that it will shed off a sizeable amount of competition.

When you do so, you have less businesses and people to worry about!


STEP 2: Build a Good-Looking WEBSITE

Once you have a working niche to begin with (doesn't matter if it's perfect or not), it's time to go to the next step.

You need a website for people to find your business.

Think of it as your digital 'storefront' where you offer your products and services to your target audience.

Amazon, for example, is a website where people go to in order to buy a wide variety of products online.

Netflix, another example, is a website where people subscribe to binge watch on their favorite TV shows.

Google, the popular search engine, is where people flock to in order to find answers to their queries.

Facebook is also an online storefront, which features an extremely powerful social media platform for interacting with friends and creating engagement.

Look, I could go on and on describing several more examples of a website.

But you get the point.

Having a website ensures that people will see your online business from around the world, working non-stop 24/7 even while you're sleeping!

 

"Sounds Interesting, But Aren't Websites Only For Geeks?"

It used to.

Back in the day, only computer experts, geeks, or IT professionals knew how to build a website.

Since it required the knowledge of programming languages such as HTML, Javascript, and PHP.

But now, times have changed.

Gone are the days of hard-coding a website from scratch!

Thanks to CMS tools (acronym for Content Management System), anyone can build a website WITHOUT having to produce lines of impossible-to-understand codes.

Don't worry now...

Because for this ultimate guide, I'll be simplifying the entire website creation process by guiding you to the most popular CMS tool, Wordpress.


"Great, So How Do I Get Started?"

Essentially, there are three ingredients for getting your beautiful website up and running.

First in the list is website builder.

A website builder would be something like Wordpress, since it's the one that will build you a website without going through lines of geeky codes.

Wordpress is super easy and convenient because you get to choose from a plethora of design templates (called themes) and activate them with a single click of a button.

In fact, selecting a theme alone can get you stuck because of the overwhelming amount of designs to choose from!

When that happens, it's best to just pick one very quickly (even if it's not perfect) because you can always change the theme later.

The second ingredient in the list is a hosting provider.

See, you can't run a website without having it hosted somewhere.

Imagine for a while that you'll be arranging a birthday party, which is obviously a gathering that is filled with excitement and delicious food.

Though your plans for making it memorable are all set, the party will NEVER happen if you don't have a place to host the event on.

And so you pick a venue for the event, which is provided by the company who owns the place.

You're gonna' contact the company, tell them that you'll host a birthday party, and then make specific arrangements that both sides will agree on.

Then on with the party!

Apply the analogy to website creation and hosting, and the same logic follows.

Your website will NEVER show up on the Internet if you don't have a place to host it on.

The venue, in this case, is the hosting platform you're going to use.

Best examples of popular hosting providers on the Web include: Hostgator, GoDaddy, and Bluehost.

The third and last ingredient for getting a website up and running, is your domain name.

A domain name is what you use to locate and access your website.

Google, for instance, is located at google.com.

Facebook, on the other hand, can be accessed at facebook.com.

The Passionate Marketer, my website, is found at thepassionatemarketer.com.

It's important to realize that whatever domain name you've come up with, stays with you FOREVER.

So this step must be taken seriously if you wish to be remembered by your audience.

A good rule of thumb for coming up with domain names, is it should be related to your niche.

Maybe add some keywords or terminologies that are often covered in your industry, like 'muscle' or 'weight' in the weight loss niche.

Another great idea for domain name is by adding your real name into it (perfect for creating a personal brand).

Make sure to test every idea you have if it's still available on the Web.

Coz' to be honest, finding a working domain name is getting tougher by the day!

So the earlier you can secure one, the better position you'll be in.


You Can Get All Three Ingredients In One Place!

Now...

You can start acquiring a website creator, a hosting provider, and a domain name right this moment.

However, you might purchase them individually (through different companies).

Which is obviously not cost-effective since it will cost you more money.

Instead, how about considering my highly-recommended website platform?

It allows you to create a website, host it, and have a name for it...

All in one place!

I promise you, this will be a time saver once I've introduced it to you.

And it's no other than SiteRubix.

If you insist, you can even try the platform for FREE for the sake of experimenting with websites.

You don't need a credit card to give it a shot.

Simply sign up for an account then build a website right from the get-go.

Question: "Is It Possible to Make Money Without a Website?"

Some of you might be wondering why I insist on getting a website and having an online presence first.

"Surely, it can't be the only way to make money online, right?"

My honest answer: YES.

I've seen people earn a full-time income without setting up a website at all.

So if you don't want to build a website, I'm totally fine with that.

But from what I've observed with non-website owners who are killing it, they're using different platforms to set up their income source, such as:

  1. YouTube - It's entirely possible to make money from a YouTube channel alone. Build a large subscriber base and monetize them either with ads, affiliate offers, or your own products & services.
  2. eBay - or any ecommerce site that allows you to host an online store on their platform. List your products there then start promoting your store.
  3. Facebook or Instagram - Just set up a very attractive social media page or profile, then start promoting it to your friends. When you become likeable enough, start recommending offers with moderation.
  4. Medium - It's a blogging platform where you can write articles and be paid for your work. Of course, you have to make sure that your content is of the best quality all the time for people to like it.
  5. Email List - I discovered this from the mini-courses I bought in the past. Gurus keep repeating over and over that an email list is your best asset coz' you can market to them over and over as long as they're subscribed to your list..
  6. Fiverr - and all kinds of outsourcing sites where you can list the skills you're good at. With this method, you're job is to attract lots of clients whom you can work with then deliver the best quality service.

Other than these common places, some people use forums to build credibility and grow their business. Others grow a podcasting channel then get paid for their popularity.

In rare instances, special people (aka hustlers) are able to make a killing WITHOUT signing up to any platform at all!

But I won't recommend that route if I were you.

 

Bottomline: You Need a PLACE to Establish Your Online Presence

Even if you can't run a website, it's NOT an excuse for not taking action at all.

The places I suggested to you are the alternatives which you can leverage to achieve your money-making goals.

Bottomline of all these, is you need a PLACE where you can establish yourself on the Internet.

Every single authoritative person I trust on the Internet does this.

Because remember, your online presence is how your potential customers will find you if they wish to do business with you.

Now...

If you're going to proceed with my steps 3 to 5, it's highly recommended that you create your own website because it's the one that would resonate with this ultimate guide.

In fact, website is the best platform to establish yourself since it cannot be taken away.

Coz' with YouTube or Facebook for instance, the admins could just decide to shut your account down without any warning or notice.

When you have a website named under your unique brand, it stays with you FOREVER!

 

STEP 3: Create Valuable CONTENT

Content is the undisputed "king" of the online world.

I say this because it's the most efficient way to build 'authority' on the Web, which puts you in the best position to gain long-term wealth.

In fact, an entire industry was built around the subject (called content marketing) to devise strategies for providing value to Web users.

Think of all the websites, blogs, YouTube channels, and social media pages you admire.

You've come to admire them probably because they provided content in some form or another.

It might be their vacation pics or photoshoots that got you hooked...

It might be their entertaining music covers that made you smile...

It might be their creative recipes that were very easy to follow along...

It might be their unique take on world issues and politics...

Look, whatever it is that makes you follow the personality you like, it's the result of him/her/they publishing content on a consistent basis.

So far, you've picked a working niche and gotten a new website.

Now it's time to fill your website with some amazing content of yours...

Content that's going to take you from zero to expert status!

 

Wanna' Know If a Guru Is Legit? Study His Content!

I've proven this fact time and time again...

In my 3 years of reviewing all kinds of gurus on the Internet, I noticed that the most genuine ones usually have plenty of helpful content  to show to their audience.

Try it and see for yourself.

The next time you come across a biz opp product or program, research the founder right away and search his online presence through Google or YouTube search.

First, find his website.

If it didn't work, check if he's got a YouTube channel, Facebook, Instagram, or other social media profiles.

The trick is, if you can't find even just one single platform where he could be staying, it's a sign that you must stay away from him (or her).

If you did find his online presence and it's filled with decent enough content, that's a positive indicator to learn more from him and take a closer look.

 

The Most Effective Ways to Deliver Content

Ready to start creating content?

Or maybe not?

Turns out I haven't explained yet how to do it.

But look, let's not overcomplicate things right from the start.

I'm gonna' enumerate to you the various ways of delivering content, regardless of what niche you're in.

They're the ones most used by content marketers to successfully grow their businesses:

1. Articles/Blog Posts - This is the easiest type of content to make, which is something you can absolutely never go wrong. Even shy introverts (like me) are able to produce articles and blog posts because it's comfortable (and doesn't require showing one's awful face!)

2. Videos - If you're adventurous, then video content would be a better fit for you. Though it's harder to produce, the reward is people are more likely to engage with you. After all, which would you rather consume, an article on how to solve a Rubiks cube, or a video of a guy demonstrating and solving the cube right in front of your eyes?

3. Podcast - If you've been blessed by the heavens with a talented voice, then why not host a podcast and produce audio content on a consistent basis? To see an example, try studying Pat Flynn's SPI podcast.

4. Images - Yup, posting graphics on a consistent basis is also one way of producing content. This is great if you're very talented at design and your niche demands a lot of visual content.

5. 

The one I'm using right now, if you're curious to know, are articles and blog posts.

I use them because I find myself skilled at writing, honed by years of practice on this website as well as with my actual notebooks in the shelves.

 

Ultimately, Your Content Choice Will Depend on Your Niche

The fashion niche relies on visuals.

Food recipes demand lots of  pictures and checklists.

Educational niches prefer plenty of videos.


STEP 4: Drive Targeted TRAFFIC

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Another Heated Debate: Free Traffic or Paid Traffic?

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Either Way, It's Going to Cost YOU Something

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Since You're Here In This Guide, We'll Go For "Free Traffic"

Remember what you signed up for?

It's How to Make Your First $1,000 Online For Free!

Meaning we're not going to spend on ads at all.

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STEP 5: Earn REVENUE

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"Stress-Free" Ways to Monetize Your Website

And by stress-free, I mean something that won't clutter up your already busy mind.

You don't need a product.

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But The Best Method: Affiliate Marketing!

Okay, allow me to be biased this time.

Coz' I strongly believe on how lucrative it is.

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Now You Have The Blueprint... Time to Take Some Serious ACTION!

There you go, the five steps to making money online: NICHE, WEBSITE, CONTENT, TRAFFIC, REVENUE.

This blueprint is as simplified as it can get.

Action is the best way to learn (about 90% retained).

No form of knowledge can make you a serious buck.

 

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And I don't expect it to become one.

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Take Action NOW... I've Got You Covered

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I'll see you on the inside,

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