6 Months to Full-Time Blogger? Find Out Exactly How James Clear Did It

Sometimes it takes well over a year to gain any momentum online, especially in a crowded niche. But it doesn’t always have to.

With a strategic plan, the right tactics, and some hustle some can become an authority on a topic and grow a large community in a matter of months.

We sat down for a chat with James Clear of Passive Panda to discuss the impressive growth of his site so far.

James has built a full-time income from his site in six months, a thriving audience, and has created a sizable list over the past nine months.

In this video you will find out exactly how he built his audience from scratch, the easiest way to make money from your site in the beginning, and how he got featured on Lifehacker and Alltop.

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How Fraser Cain Attracts 80,000 Search Visitors Per Day with Zero Link Building

Search engine optimization isn’t always fun. There. I said it. I know some of you out there are thinking the same thing.

That’s why I’ve been such a big fan of Fraser Cain since he and I first talked about a year ago. Fraser has figured out an SEO strategy that cuts out the most annoying part – link building.

There are two components to successful SEO: optimized content and links pointing to that content. The first part (content) is straightforward. The second part (link building) is a pain, it takes a lot of time and effort, and it can quickly border on doing things that the search engines consider off limits.

Fraser Cain receives an impressive stream of 80,000 visits per day to his popular astronomy and space site called Universe Today. The beauty of this strategy is that it focuses 100% on quality content and requires zero link building.

Fraser was incredibly generous to share his entire strategy in this interview. We also talked about the special tool he created to automate much of this killer SEO technique.

Read the full transcript below if you prefer text to video. You can also download the audio file if you’d rather listen to the interview.

Or, skip to the comments. I’d love to hear your take on Fraser’s approach to SEO and whether you’ve had much luck with either traditional or this new method before.

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How to Hire a Virtual Assistant to Grow Your Online Business (with Chris C. Ducker)

If you’re building an online business, there’s no doubt you wish you had more time during the day. Every entrepreneur struggles with not having enough time in the day.

Productivity increases can only take you so far. Eventually if you want your business to grow, you’ll have to get outside help. The question is: consultants, contractors, employees or virtual assistants, which might be best for your business?

I’ve been skeptical about the value of hiring virtual assistants for quite a while, so while Chris C. Ducker was in town this week, I asked him all kinds of questions. Chris runs a virtual staffing firm with over 240 employees, and personally has a handful of virtual assistants who help him with all aspects of his Virtual Business Lifestyle site.

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How to Get Massive Traffic from LinkedIn and Webinars (with Lewis Howes)

Three years ago Lewis Howes was an injured professional football player sitting on the sidelines looking for new opportunities. Today Lewis is running an online business with a partner that earns multiple six figures in revenue.

The key to his success is a powerful combination of LinkedIn and live webinars. Little did Lewis know but when he discovered LinkedIn three years ago as a way to network with professionals he also stumbled onto a massive source of leads for his new online business.

In this video, Lewis shares exactly:

  • How he built a list of 40,000 qualified buyers using LinkedIn groups
  • How he uses live webinars to drive impressively high conversion rates

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How to Get More Traffic — an In-depth Podcast with Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income

Pat Flynn just published a new podcast he and I recorded all about how to get more traffic. Check out full details about the podcast over at The Smart Passive Income Blog or listen to it here:

Pat and I cover all aspects of getting traffic to a new site or blog, how you can best use your precious time for building traffic, and how to break through plateaus you’ll hit along the way.

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How to Convert Traffic into Buyers with Dave Navarro

Dave Navarro - The Launch CoachDave Navarro of The Launch Coach and Rock Your Day is an expert on product launches. He’s worked with some big names to produce 5-figure product launches and has built a booming business for himself based around his blogs along the way.

In this interview, Dave shares his insider tips for converting traffic into buyers. He also details how he was able to leave his day job this year to focus entirely on his online business.

Dave also has some awesome tips on how to cover a hot topic in a way that’ll bring you a load of traffic.

Don’t miss this one if you have any interest in building and launching products online, or in monetizing your blog.

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