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13 Effective Ways to Create the Best Blog Headlines [Top Secret Blueprint]

There may be affiliate links in this article on how to create the best blog headlines, read the full disclaimer here.

 

You’re intelligent enough to know that your headlines can result in you getting more traffic to your website.

But most bloggers struggle to create a great headline that relates to their article. 

Don’t fret though amigo… Because headlines have been studied in great detail and there are some clear winning tactics that can help. In fact, once you start using the “perfect headline formula” it becomes as easy to write great headlines as saying 1-2-3!

This post will show you the findings of the best headline research ever done and how you can use this to create the best blog headlines.

 

Why are Headlines so Important? 


Here’s a fact for you:

You get less than 5 seconds to make someone’s mind up as to whether they want to read your article.  

 

 

Now, let me ask you this…

Do you think it’s important to spend time on something that accounts for 50% of your blog posts effectiveness?

 

 

The best digital marketers, such as Neil Patel, have identified the main reason that bloggers should spend more time on their headline.

 

 

The rule of thumb is to spend the same amount of time on piecing your headline together as you spend writing your blog post. Are you beginning to see why the best bloggers spend so much time on their headlines? 

 

Is There a Science to Writing Headlines? 


It’s more of an art combined with some science! But since there’s no way to guarantee what people will click on, this post will focus on the science side as much as possible. There are studies that have produced some incredible stats about what people tend to click on more often.

The more you read this article the more you will begin to understand how you can use these studies to your advantage!

 

So what are some of these results from these headline studies?

 

1. Use a Number at the Start

 

A number in the title resonates the most with readers by far! So try to use a number in your headline in at least 50% of your blog posts. 

Conductor did a study and produced the following table…

 

 

2. Odd Numbers Get 20% More Clicks Than Even Numbers

 

Not only do we now know that we should use a number, but it’s been proven that odd numbers get more clicks! Content Marketing Institute discovered this when they analysed 150,000 of the most successful headlines. Do not ask me why… it’s weird!!

 

 

3. Use Caps For The First Letter Of Each Word

The Conductor study also analysed the best way to use capitals in your headlines. 

They looked at 3 different ways:

Sentence Case – Effortlessly Create the Best Blog Headlines

CAPITALS- EFFORTLESSLY CREATE THE BEST BLOG HEADLINES

lower case- Effortlessly create the best blog headlines

 

As you can see “Sentence Case” was the clear winner…

 

 

#4 Use 57 Characters or Less

If your title gets cut off in Google then it may not have the same impact. Google cuts off headlines that are wider than 600 px wide on desktop.

Moz studied over 28,000 headlines on Google’s first page.

They found that the headlines get cut off between 42-68 characters long. The average was 57.7 characters. It’s important to note that some letters take up more space than others i.e. “w” takes up 4 times as much space as “i”.

If you’re like me you are gonna want to test that…

www

iiiiiiiiiiii

(Seems about right to me!)

 

If you want to air on the side of caution then use 45 characters max. But remember you can often use more emotional or powerful words the longer the title is, so it needs to be long enough to do two things:

  1. Make sense 
  2. Grab attention!

 

 

UPDATE!

The Webmaster tweeted me back on the above link. Moz found it actually increased to 70 characters in 2016 and 78 on mobile…

Moral of the story, longer headlines can be found so don’t scrimp! Make sure your message comes across in your headline and it makes sense.

 

#5 Stack Your Targeted Keyword at the Start

Verbilo did a report on how to use CoScheduler to write great headlines. They found that readers tend to skim headlines and so really only take in the first and last 3 words. 

If you want your readers to know what you are writing about then try to use your keyword at the start of the title.

 

#6 6 Words is Optimum

Since readers skim headlines, you can help them to read it all by trying to use 6 words. Remember, they tend to read the first and last 3 words of a headline

Makes sense, right?

 

#7 Use a Strong Adjective (Superlative) at the Beginning of the Title- But Don’t Overuse Them! 

Remember the one job of your title is to get readers to click on the link. This means they want to know what it’s about! If you just write a load of descriptive words the message gets lost… so don’t overdo it!

However, a great superlative adds more emotion and can make people want to click. That’s probably why 1 superlative did the best in the Conductor study!

 

 

#8 Scare People Into Clicking With a Negative Superlative 

i.e. 11 Worst Things That Will Destroy Your Business

 

CoScheduler discovered this interesting fact:

Negative superlatives performed 30% better than positive ones!

 

Blinking human nature eh?! Why does this not surprise you?

Have you noticed that the news always seems to be depressing? This probably explains why they choose these types of headlines more often!

 

 

#9 Use You or Your 

Make it about the reader. How are you going to help them?

Putting “you” in the title makes the reader believe you are talking to them! Buffer analysed the most highly shared titles and found that posts most shared were list posts and then “you/ your” posts (that’s why using a number was tip #1!)

 

 

#10 Using a Question? Only Use “How”

Buzzstream did a study that looked into the 10 worst shared phrases in titles. Among these 10 phrases were:

What should…

Would you…

Are you…

 

The only question word that does well to create the best blog headline is “how”. i.e. How to Win Friends and Influence People. 

 

 

#11 Use the Most Shared Keyword Phrases

Check out Buzzsumo’s awesome research and see how Max Woolf has broken it down into easy to see phrases.

The best 3-word phrases are…

Measured by Facebook shares:

  1. Character are you
  2. Before you die
  3. You probably don’t

Measured by FB engagement:

  1. Will make you
  2. This is why
  3. Can we guess

 

 

 

#12 Use Power Words! Create Emotion

You probably already know that emotional blog titles are shared much more. CoSchedule proved posts that were shared over 1,000 times had a much higher emotional marketing value (EMV)

 

Here is an infographic with CoSchedule’s “power words”! Use these to create emotion…

 

As you continue to read this page you will discover 2 amazing headline tools that can help to see the EMV score for your headline!

 

 

#13 Use a [Bracketed] Word!

People pick up on the bracketed word(s) because it is promising a certain type of content. For example:

  • Infographics
  • Interviews
  • Templates

Vb3 found that people tended to click on a bracketed headline 38% more often. 

 

The Perfect Headline Formula- Top Secret Blueprint


Now I can almost hear your mind thinking… “I don’t know where to start!!”

So let me put all of this information into the perfect headline formula. This formula can be used to churn out the best blog headlines as easily as burgers in McDonald’s. 

Of course, you’ve heard that you should spend just as long on your headline as you do writing your posts. You probably know that you should write 25 titles to create the best blog headlines. But this formula can help you come up with emotional, precise headlines that people will want to click!

 

Here it is amigo:

 

|odd number| + |superlative| + |keyword| + |additional wants|

 

The first thing to do is decide what your blog topic is going to be about. If you’re anything like me then you probably want to get a constant stream of free traffic to your website. Of course, you know that you will need to improve your SEO and rank on the first page of Google to be able to do this!

Therefore, the most important thing is obviously your keyword. 

Unless you’d like an epic 5,000-word article, this is not the time to get into finding great keywords that people search for every month but don’t have too many competing websites for it.

Related:

How to Find Keywords That Will Bring Traffic to Your Website

Jaaxy Keyword Research Tool Review- is it The Best Keyword Tool?

 

Now, you have your keyword we fill in the other blanks from the formula. This is how you can find out what number you should use, what superlative would work and what the additional wants should be…

  1. Type in your keyword into Google
  2. Make your number odd and higher than the highest number on page one of Google
  3. Note if there is a common superlative
  4. Take note of what the additional parts of the headings are

 

And do you begin to notice how you are creating a title that already ranks on page 1 on Google? But it doesn’t finish there!! You are going to make your title stand out and better than everyone else…

 

Let’s walk through an example together…

 

Let’s use the keyword “fat loss tips”…

1. Type in Fat Loss Tips into Google

2. The highest number on the page is The 77 Best Fat Loss Tips… So we want an odd number higher than 77 (as the highest number often gets clicked!)

3. The superlative’s on page one include “effective” and “best” (none are in more than one headline)

4. The top 4 out of 5 headlines mention “experts” or “backed by science”.

 

So if your keyword was “fat loss tips” a great title would be:

85 Effective Fat Loss Tips That Are Actually Evidence-Based [2019]

 

You have made your title stand out in 3 key ways:

  1. You now have the highest number (human nature likes more!)
  2. Your superlative is related to the most common emotional pull (“effective” in this case)
  3. You have taken the most common additional wants and gone one step further (put 2019 in brackets)

 

Now let’s compare your headline with the top three on page one:

 

 

  • 20 Effective Tips to Lose Belly Fat (Backed by Science) 
  • How to Lose Weight Fast: 3 Simple Steps, Based on Science 
  • 26 Weight Loss Tips That Are Actually Evidence-Based 
  • 85 Effective Fat Loss Tips That Are Actually Evidence-Based [2019]

 

You decide what title you would click on here.

You may be thinking this is all a lot to take in in one go. So get your free copy of the hypnotic writing cheatsheet, which has additional headline templates, camouflaged words (that can make your ad NOT look like an ad) and another example of the perfect headline formula.

 

 

 

 

Headline Tools That Gives You the Edge


OK so that was the juicy part but there’s one last step that you MUST do if you want to make sure you’re writing the best headline possible!

These are the 2 amazing headline tools:

  1. CoSchedule– Great to get a quick rough idea
  2. Aminstitute– More accurate at giving an emotional score

 

CoSchedule is a great tool to get an idea quickly about whether your headline would work to drive traffic and shares. It’s monkey simple to use and gives some great tips to improve the score.

Once you think you’ve settled on your headline head over to Aminstitute. This is where you can find out your headlines EMV (Emotional Marketing Value). This score is without a doubt the one you need to focus on the most as if you can get a good EMV (above 50% is pretty good!)

As you can see below, the average EMV score is almost 40 of posts that get shares of over 1,000. So if you can get the score above 50%, have an odd number in there with a great keyword you’ll definitely be doing something right!

 

 

 

 

Going back to the example above it shows why these are the top 3 rankings on Google!

  • 20 Effective Tips to Lose Belly Fat (Backed by Science) – CoScheduler 64 Aminstitute 40% 
  • How to Lose Weight Fast: 3 Simple Steps, Based on Science – CoScheduler 67 Aminstitute 27.27%
  • 26 Weight Loss Tips That Are Actually Evidence-Based – CoScheduler 65 Aminstitute 50%
  • 85 Effective Fat Loss Tips That Are Actually Evidence-Based – CoScheduler 65 Aminstitute 55.56%

 

Get your free headline templates and a different example of the perfect blog formula here…

 

 

 

Create the Best Blog Headlines Summary


So writing a headline is part art part science. 

However, are you beginning to notice you can use these studies to your advantage when creating your headlines?

There’s no easy way to create the best blog headlines and it will require some time and work. But if you can use the perfect headline formula you will be on your way to making your headlines stand out like an honest man in the White House. 

Keep changing for the better,

 

Mike

 

P.S. Let me know which tip you think is the most useful and please do put a comment below with your next blog headline (obviously after using the perfect headline template!)

 

P.P.S. One last tip… If you find a headline with a higher EMV on Aminstitute then use that in your pins (as long as it’s the same topic!)

 

 

5 Top Ad Networks for Bloggers to Make Money Quickly

There may be affiliate links in this article on the best ad networks for bloggers, read the full disclaimer here.

So I heard an awesome podcast the other day with a really cool study.

best ad networks for bloggers to make money

It was so good in fact that I’ve linked to it right here:

How do Bloggers Make Money – The Blogging Millionaire

The biggest takeaway was that bloggers who earn $2,000-$7,500 per month make up their income with 35% of their income from Ads on average.

That is massive!! Over a third of their income comes from adverts… on average!

Once bloggers start earning more than $7,500 per month they are not so reliant on ads and spend more time focusing on affiliate marketing and creating courses.

But this made me realize… I’m almost 6 months in and I don’t have any ads!

And if you want to make more than $2,000 per month from your blog… you’re gonna need them!

Check this out…

the best ad networks for bloggers

With that, shall we?

 

How do Websites Make Money Using Adverts?

That is the right question amigo!

You generally get paid in one of 2 ways:

  1. Revenue per thousand impressions (RPM) i.e. $4 for every 1,000 views
  2. Pay per click (PPC)

Different networks will pay your website in different ways so it’s important to work out how much you will get paid i.e. Adsense will pay roughly $2 RPM. This means if you have 10,000 page views a month you will receive $20.

This begs the question…

Should You Even Bother With Adverts? 


Now, I can almost hear your mind saying…

“But adverts will make my website look tacky, is it really worth it for a few dollars?!”

You may have a point but here are 4 BIG reasons why you should use adverts ASAP:

  1. Your readers will become used to seeing ads on your website… so it won’t be a big shock when you add them!
  2. You could miss out on a post going viral.
  3. Something is better than nothing, it can offset other costs such as automatically pinning on Pinterest with Tailwind
  4. People are used to seeing ads everywhere, so it won’t look as strange as you may think (Youtube, TV, Podcasts, Newspaper etc.)

You can also help to connect people with a great product! As long as the ads you have are related to what you write about and useful.

The main thing to remember is that if you are providing quality content consistently your readers generally won’t mind having some ads on the page. In fact, a lot of them will be happy that you are getting paid if it means you can spend more time giving them quality content!

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Advertising Networks


We will look at the pros and cons of using different advertising networks in this article.

And since the majority of income from ads comes from 4 networks we will look at ONLY these 4 (note there are others):

  • Google AdSense
  • Media.net
  • Monumetric
  • MediaVine
  • AdThrive

best ad networks for bloggers

Adsense


Requirements

Content must comply with Adsense policies ideally a blog over 6 months old

 

Earnings range

$1-$4 RPM

Pros

  • Most bloggers will be able to get approved on Adsense and
  • The best option for bloggers that get less than 10,000 monthly page views.

 

Cons

  • They do not allow ads in a sticky sidebar
  • Don’t allow ads on mobile devices.
  • Low earnings

Media.net


Requirements

No offensive or negative content

 

Earnings range

Not much!

 

Pros

  • If you can’t get approved on Adsense then it’s worth giving this a shot.
  • You can place ads on the sticky sidebar (increases the impressions aka views).

 

Cons

  • Low earnings

Monumetric


Requirements

10,000 page views per month

 

Earnings range

$2-$5 RPM

 

Pros

  • 10,000 page views per month is not as much as some other networks
  • Monumetric will generally pay you more than Adsense.

 

Cons

  • They require at least 6 ad slots per page, which is a lot if you don’t have posts over 2,000 words!
  • Still quite a low RPM.

MediaVine


Requirements

25,000 page views per month

 

Earnings range

$6.67-$13.58 RPM

 

Pros

  • They accept bloggers across all the major blogging niches.
  • Can double or triple your income for ads compared to Adsense

 

Cons

  • The reason they tend to pay more than Adsense is because their ads “stick” to the sidebar. This means when users scroll down the ad still stays on screen (could be seen as a pro depending on how you look at it)

AdThrive


Requirements

100,000 page views per month

Must have U.S. based majority

 

Earnings range

$8.77-$19.89 RPM

 

Pros

  • The highest RPM ad network
  • They are willing to pay a higher premium as their ads ONLY show up on high quality and specific websites.

 

Cons

  • But it’s the most “picky”.
  • It is estimated that 75% of applications are rejected, as they prefer specific niches:

1. Food

2. Parenting

3. Home-related

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So What Does This Mean? 


There’s a couple of charts that pretty much sums this all up…

best ad networks for bloggers

best ad networks for bloggers

As you can see, over 1 in 5 bloggers making over $2k+ per month use Adsense. But only 2% of the overall income from adverts is paid from Adsense.

The point is…

When you qualify to apply to other networks, do it!!

You will just be leaving money on the table otherwise and you can easily see a 2-3 times increase in your advertising income! Plus you will provide better quality adverts that may actually help your audience.

Best Ad Networks for Bloggers Summary


Are you beginning to see how important it is to monetise your website with adverts?

The 5 best ad networks for bloggers are:

  • Google AdSense
  • Media.net
  • Monumetric
  • MediaVine
  • AdThrive

Bloggers starting out should use Adsense ASAP.

Once you hit the requirements of MediaVine you should change to this network as soon as possible.

If you are in the “food” or “mummy” niche you should focus on getting over 100,000 page views per month to really benefit from using AdThrive.

And do you begin to notice that content is ALWAYS king?

If you write posts that help your readers it will increase your page views per month and they will not mind putting up with a couple of ads at the side.

Keep changing for the better

Mike

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Millionaire Teacher Book Review- The Best Way to Invest in the Stock Market

Note I am not a financial advisor I am only giving my opinions on the Millionaire Teacher book review. There are also affiliate links in this article, read the full disclaimer here.

As you read every word of this review you will become amazed at how a teacher has become a millionaire!

Millionaire Teacher book review

Yes, you read that right!

Andrew Hallam really does have an extraordinary story. But the methods he used to get where he is are very ordinary.

Millionaire Teacher Book Review – The Overview and Rankings


  • Name: Millionaire Teacher- The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School
  • Author: Andrew Hallam 86 out of 100
  • Originality: 80 out of 100
  • Practical methods: 92 out of 100
  • Enjoyability: 55 out of 100
  • Price: Kindle $13.16/ Paperback $15.50
  • Maketimeonline.com Rating: 78 out of 100

Pros and Cons


Pros

  • Inspirational story
  • Great advice for the “average” person
  • Makes you realise it is possible to build wealth no matter what your income is
  • Uses some excellent facts and opens your eyes to investing in the stock market
  • Great practical tips throughout the book
  • Gives you step by step advice of how you can start TODAY!

Cons

  • The advice is not going to help you retire really young (unless you are a child reading this)
  • Gets a bit technical later on – makes it less enjoyable (especially if you’re new to investing)
  • Quite generic advice and leaves you with questions if you don’t fit certain criteria (i.e. what to do if you’re an expat/ don’t live in one of the 4 countries he mentions… luckily he has another book for that!)
  • Only really shows one possibility of investing (invest in index funds

Who is Millionaire Teacher for? 


Let me ask you this, “are you interested in earning a passive income?”

Andrew demonstrates the importance of living frugally and investing in the stock market when young. If you read this book in school you would be laughing right now.

People this book is for:

  • Anyone that wants to achieve financial independence 
  • Anyone that wants to invest but doesn’t know where to start
  • People that find there’s not enough month at the end of the money
  • Low income workers
  • HIGH income workers
  • Ideal for young adults (but there is important advice for older generations too!)

Are you beginning to see how the millionaire teacher book review could help?

What is Millionaire Teacher about?


Since you’re still here I’m going to assume that you want to learn more about investing in the stock market. 

The methods Mr Hallam mentions in the book have been proven by numerous studies to be the BEST and easiest way to invest money to grow wealth. 

If you’re like me, you want to find multiple streams of passive income. 

This method is possibly the MOST passive form of income I have found to date.

As you keep reading this webpage, you will feel more and more amazed at how Andrew Hallam became a millionaire and some of the (slightly insane) things he used to do to save more money, pay off his debts and invest more. 

This includes when he used to ride his bike 70 miles a day to and from work. 

He did this because he could rent a basement for $350 a month out of town and avoid paying for fuel in his 20 year old $1,300 volkswagen (which he sold for $1,800 2 years later). 

There is lots of great advice in here but there are 3 big lessons I want to share in this millionaire teacher book review…

1. What car to buy?

Imagine what it would be like if you could use a car for a few years and be paid to use it?

Rather than leasing a car, Andrew Hallam has an EYE POPPING tip to purchasing a car! 

The secret is:

Buy second-hand Japanese cars that have low mileage and are well maintained…

Monkey simple!

Japanese cars like Toyota and Nissan typically hold their value well and it’s not uncommon to be able to sell the car for more money a couple of years later. 

When comparing this to leasing a car the savings are rediculous! The average savings of buying ANY second hand car is $4,856 per year for a two-car household. 

That may not sound like a lot but wait for this…

If you invested $4,856 a year into an index fund that pays 7% on average for 20 years the final amount will blow… your… mind!!…

$277,455 

Is leasing 2 cars compared to getting 2 second hand cars worth $277,455 to you? (btw if you carried on for 40 years it would be $1,890,496!!)

Do you still think leasing that brand new Audi is a good deal?

2. Want Stocks? Get Index Funds 

This part of the book is more important than the air we breathe. 

There are numerous reasons why Index funds are the best way to invest in the stock market but here are the main points summarised:

  • The fees are so LOW in comparison to most funds that you can buy (this is why index funds win!)
  • They consistently beat mutual funds even though they cannot beat the market (they track the market)
  • They cannot go BUST, unlike mutual funds or individual companies!
  • It saves so much TIME
  • It forces you to buy low and sell high (if you invest monthly or you rebalance your portfolio once a year)
  • If fund managers struggle to beat the market, what chance do you think you would have if you do it yourself

3. Start Young

Let me tell you the story of Star and Lucy…

A 5 year old girl Star invested the $1.45 a day she earnt from recycling cans. She carried on investing $45 a month until she was 65 years old (a total of $32,400 invested). 

Her friend Lucy, started to invest $800 a month at the age of 40 until she reached 65 (a total of $240,000).

Star’s final value was over $237,052 more than Lucy, despite Lucy investing WAY more money than Star.

QUOTE The best time to have started investing was when you were born. The second best time is today

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But What About When the Market Crashes?


You’re smart enought to know it’s not if but when the market crashes. 

This FACT blew my mind!…

Over the course of 2005-2015 the Vanguard S&P 500 Index averaged 8% per year... This was during the financial crisis of 2008-2009!!

Now, let me ask you a personal question. Do you think you could buy more stocks if the media and the whole world were panicking about the stock market and telling you it could cause a financial melt down?

I know I would find it hard! 

This is the reaso why a typical investor in the S&P 500 only averaged 6.37% during the same time frame.

Fear meant that investors stopped buying when the market was “on sale”


Now imagine you keep paying in the same amount every month. It means you buy MORE units when the prices are low and less units when they are HIGHER!

e.g. Let’s say you pay in $100 a month into a Vanguard Index Fund. If the price of the index fund is $10 you can buy 10 units. If it has crashed and is now $5 you can buy 20 units (it’s on SALE!!)

It is for this reason that the Vanguard Retirement 2045 Fund returned an average of 7.39% to their investors between 2005-2015 but the average investor who had a direct debit with them earnt 9.32%.

A return of over 9% a year on average DESPITE the crash of 2008-2009!!

So What Should I do?


Just picture this for a moment… 

You never have to work again because your index funds provide you with MORE money than you need to live off.

To get to this stage we need to know some numbers. 

Let’s imagine you and your family can live off $50,000 a year. 

Let’s also assume your index fund returns an average of 7% per year.

Here’s the maths!…

Annual expenses/ Avg. return = Total nest pot to invest 

$50,000/ 0.07 = $714,285.72

Just think about it… you can spend $50,000 a year forever, without touching the initial “nest pot”!

If you’re thinking that it will be IMPOSSIBLE to get a pot of $714,285.72 then read on…

Let’s just imagine you can save $20,000 a year and invest it in the stock market. 

This would take you 17 years to reach your figure of $714,285.75 or 21 years to reach $1 million. 

I will go more into detail about the unltimate strategy in a future post. 

For now just know that the most important thing you can do it set up an account and GET STARTED! £100 a month will make a huge difference to your future. 

Pin this to come back to this article again later.

My Final Opinion – Millionaire Teacher Book Review


If you are thinking to yourself “to be able to retire after 17 years is not bad” then you are right. 

To be honest it’s much better advice than you will get from most financial advisors. 

However, this is not allowing for inflation or any changes in your lifestyle (maybe you want to have children or your kids are going to uni or you want a holiday home to retire with etc.) 

Plus you NEED to save $20,000 a year… EVERY year.

Andrew Hallam is clearly an extraordinary man. 

He was able to be self-disciplined and did some things that most people would not be prepared to do. 

Personally, I don’t believe in focussing too much on cutting expenses as it closes our minds and you will never be able to save more money than you earn. 

The focus should always be on increasing our income!

Whilst Mr Hallam may have given himself a comfortable life and a financial indenpendence from his portfolio, he has only become “rich” by becoming an entreprenuer. He has missed out this fact in his book (just like Dave Ramsey). 

He makes a lot of his income from books, courses and selling HIS products. 

If you want to be “Financially Independent and Retire Early” (FIRE for short) you realistically need to find a side hustle or alternative ways of MAKING money. 

Millionaire Teacher Book Review: The “MakeTimeOnline” Review Final Word


Now that you’re at the end of this millionaire teacher book review, you will have learnt the importance of investing in index funds and living frugally. 

If you start early enough you can utilise compound interest to work for you, without having to put as much capital in yourself. 

Let’s face the reality that index funds consistetly beat private investors and mutual funds due to:

  1. Fear & Greed (people tend to sell low/ buy high)
  2. Fees (mutual funds need to beat index funds by over 4% due to taxes, fees and commission costs

If you are looking to invest in the stock market this book will provide you with a guide as to how to start and the best index funds to use (if you live in the US, UK, Australia or Singapore).

Keep changing for the better,

Mike

p.s. If you have any questions and I mean ANY questions about Millionaire Teacher, please leave them below. If you have read this book before or something similar please add your thoughts.

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NeTime- The Best Life Hack


Everyone loves a good life hack… well this may well be the BEST!

 

Warren Buffet reads 500 pages a day

 

A few years ago some guy that I met at a property course told me a story. He said he had this ability to read over 200 books a year…

Just imagine all the things you could learn from reading 200 self-development books each year!

Of course, I was a bit suspicious so I asked him the obvious question… “How?”

His answer?…

“Use NeTime.”

 

What is NeTime?


NeTime stands for No Extra Time.

Rob Moore talks about it in his book “life leverage” as the best thing since the Spice Girls split up.

It is a way to use certain tasks that you do in daily life to leverage your time more efficiently and productively. Simply put you do something that you need to do and learn something new at the same time.

I am a big fan of productivity and so I thought I’d share this little humdinger with you guys!!

 

Mark Cuban reads for 3 hours a day

 

Why is it useful?


This is possibly one of the most important life hacks I have learnt in recent years.

In our busy lives, it’s so easy to sacrifice spending time exercising, reading, or doing things that we want/need to do.

NeTime is an amazing way to use your time and get double the productivity!!

You may know that it’s possible to leverage your money (get a mortgage on a rental house) or leverage other people’s experience (hire a professional to do a job for you). But I never thought it was possible to leverage your own time until a few years ago.

 

Bill Gates reads 50 books a year

 

I still don’t get it – How can we use NeTime?


There are certain tasks that we do every day that we pretty much do on autopilot.

For example:

  • Driving
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Gardening
  • Shopping
  • Eating
  • Exercising (in the gym/ running/ HIIT etc.)

Some of these tasks may be times when you can use NeTime!

It is possible to use this time to listen to audiobooks or podcasts and gain some valuable knowledge. It’s possible to learn from somebody else’s mistakes whilst doing mundane tasks.

This is exactly what the guy that I met a few years ago did and it’s exactly what I have started doing. It doesn’t take up any extra time and it helps me to listen to so many more books than I would be able to read each year.

Whilst some of these tasks may be a social time and not suitable to stick a set of headphones on I have found that so many opportunities pop up EVERY day and often when I ‘m not expecting it. For example, I am actually on a school trip right now… I drove ahead to set up the activities. I used the time in the car to listen to a few podcasts and now I have a bit of time before the students arrive.

I’ve never been a fan of running but listening to audiobooks and podcasts certainly helped me get through this marathon!

 

What Should I Read or Listen to?


Tom Corley studied successful people for 5 years and produced his book “Rich Habits“. His research discovered that rich people read for self-improvement and to learn. Poor people read to be entertained. 

I know what you’re thinking… “I like to read to relax”… or “I just don’t have the time for it”… or “I’m too tired after a busy day at work.”

I KNOW! This is exactly what I used to say to myself.

However, choosing the right books to start with changed this for me. Starting with a book about taxes is probably a BAD place to start. Getting recommendations (click here to see my recommendations) and finding a style of writing that suits you is important… once the habit is in place it’s hard to stop!

We can continue to make excuses for our daily choices but it is proven time and again that the most successful people have good habits in place. I also have one question for you…

How much time do you spend watching TV each day?

I’m not saying you have to completely stop watching your favourite shows. I’m just asking whether you really need to channel hop and watch some random series you’ve never heard of before because you need to “relax”.

Successful people learn more in their free time.

 

Tony Robbins read 700 books in 7 years

 

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Top Tips for NeTime


Here are some top tips to make the most of NeTime:

  • Have audiobooks or podcasts ready to listen to
  • Look out for random times during the day where it is possible (walking the dog, waiting for your kids at their school, getting a haircut etc.)
  • Always have headphones in your pocket. You may end up in the shops or somewhere that is perfect to use NeTime when least expect it.
  • Make a list of potential books or podcasts that you want to listen to as soon as you hear them (I use Evernote – an app on my phone – to store all this information)

There is one amazing tip that you can use to really make this time even more efficient…

Listen to everything on x2 speed.

The first time you do this it will just sound like a blur and be very hard to actually take anything in. But it’s amazing how quickly your brain gets used to this! Once you are used to it you will actually find it hard to listen to them at a normal speed… it sounds like they are about to fall asleep!

 

The Make Time Online Summary


If you want to learn like the most successful people in the world then it is so important to leverage your time.

Using tasks to listen to books using NeTime is a great way to increase the amount of knowledge you can take in… and it literally takes up No Extra Time!

 

If you really want to improve your business or your life then reading or listening to books is a proven habit that will help you do this.

 

Keep changing for the better,

Mike

 

 

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2019 Jaaxy Review- Best SEO Keyword Research Tool

‏Can you imagine getting FREE traffic to your website whilst sleeping? Well, finding the best SEO keyword research tool will certainly help you do this.
 

 

Simply perform a search below to start your research.

 

After you read this short article, you will feel a sense of relief that it’s possible to get this FREE traffic.

So settle in amigo and read on to find out!

 

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Jaaxy- The Overview and Rankings


 

First… What is a Keyword?


A keyword is the word OR phrase typed into Google or another search engine (i.e. Bing or Yahoo etc.)

So why does this matter to you?

Because if you know what people are typing into Google you can create more content that people are searching for.

Therefore people will naturally visit your website for free!

Second… What is SEO?


Search Engine Optimisation.

Simply put it is making your website easier to find on search engines such as Google, Bing or Yahoo etc.

Monkey simple… Next!

 

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What is Keyword Research?


Let me ask you this.

What is the capital of Tuvalu?*

Not sure… well go and work it out then come back and read some more.

I bet if you actually did that you went into Google and found the answer within seconds.

Did you see it on the Wikipedia page at the top? But if you were to scroll down you will probably see a load of random peoples websites.

These websites have got onto page 1 on a Google search because of a number of reasons:

  1. The page has a keyword that matches what was typed into Google (i.e. “What is the capital of Tuvalu”)
  2. The web page has relevant content to what was typed in
  3. They provide valuable content to their audience regularly.

However, the most important factor here is number 1.

If you create specific content for a keyword that fits EXACTLY you’ve got a higher chance of being ranked on page one of Google!

 

Here’s a fact for you:

Google’s entire business model is built on MATCHING the right content to their users intent

Now read that again.

 

Now if you’re like me you’re probably thinking…

“Will many people even be typing that into Google?”

Well, does the Pope wear a funny hat?

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181 people type this into Google PER MONTH! (see the screenshot above)

The fact is that the websites on page one of Google will receive regular visitors to their website every month from people typing in the keyword “what is the capital of Tuvalu”…

Now imagine you had 10 or 100 or 1,000 posts that are on the top page of Google.

 

Are you beginning to see how you can get free traffic?

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could find certain keywords that people search for every month and have hardly any competition from other websites?

Hence, the keywords you put onto your website’s pages you can increase the chance of receiving FREE traffic every month to your site.

 

In Affiliate marketing, MORE traffic means MORE sales and more sales means more money.

So if you can get traffic for free, it is effectively more money for free!

This is a big step in the right direction for you to create more TIME, which is the whole purpose of this website!

Little by little you begin to see why keyword research is pretty important…

 

Who is Jaaxy for?


Imagine what you could do if you could get free traffic to your website EVERY month.

Are you still looking for the best SEO keyword research tool?

And have you noticed yet that Jaaxy can help you to find keywords that have little competition, so it’s more likely that you can reach the desired page 1 of Google?

This is what the online world calls SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). It is a method of bringing people to your website every month for free.

It’s another great way to decide on a specific niche if you’re just starting out.

Click here to read more about how to find your niche.

If you are currently using affiliate marketing or thinking about starting to use affiliate marketing, then the best SEO keyword research tool is a must!

Here is a list of people that may use Jaaxy:

  • Anyone with a business
  • Niche pursuers
  • Article marketers
  • Freelance writers
  • Professional bloggers
  • Domain flippers
  • Site flippers
  • Online / Pay Per Click advertisers
  • YouTube marketers
  • SEO companies
  • People who want to ‘spy’ on their competitors
  • Viral-news website owners looking for new trends to leverage
  • Internet marketers wanting to know how high their sites and posts are ranking on the SERPs
  • Local marketers
  • Local businesses
  • Affiliate marketers
  • Email marketers wanting to find hot topics to discuss with their subscribers.

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Jaaxy- How to determine a “Quality” Keyword?


Here are the MAIN features of using Jaaxy explained:

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Monthly Searches (Avg)

This is the total number of searches that the keyword produces on search engines each month.

The HIGHER this number the more people will visit your website.

So look for over 50!

 

Traffic

If you achieve 1st-page rankings this is the estimated amount of visitors you will receive to your account.

Just think about it…

Will you receive many visitors if you do not rank on the search engines first page? (think back to the earlier example of Tuvalu, did you even consider clicking onto page 2 of the results?)

Again the HIGHER the number the better!

And do you being to notice that the monthly searches column is more important because traffic is an estimation?

 

Quoted Search Results (QSR)

This is the BEST indicator for you to look at.

This shows you the number of competing websites ranked on Google for the keyword.

The lower the number the more chance you have to rank on Googles page-1.

Ideally, the number should be below 100.

Keyword Quality Index (KQI)

Shows how likely it is you will reach page-one on Google.

This is a quick way to determine whether the keyword will be a good marketing campaign for you to use.

If it is green and says Great then it may be a good option

If it says normal and is orange then you should probably look for another campaign to start.

Red= don’t even bother

SEO Power

This is a score for the keyword based on traffic and how much competition.

If your keyword has <10 monthly searches then you will not receive any traffic (as nobody cares!)

If there are hundreds of competing websites then it’s less likely yours will feature on page 1 of a Google search!

You want this number to be HIGH and ideally over 90.

Alphabet Soup


If you type in your keyword into Google it will pop up some common searches beneath.

For example, a common headline for articles starts with “how to become…”

Beneath it brings up some ideas for what people search for on Google:

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If we go one step further and click on “how to become rich…” we end up with more results appearing below:

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In a moment, you’ll see how the alphabet soup function in Jaaxy really saves you TIME.

Once you have your post idea you just type the letters of the alphabet one at a time to come up with hundreds of ideas that people are already searching for

For example, type in “how to become rich a…” “how to become rich b…” “how to become rich c…” etc.

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If you are struggling for content ideas this is a super simple way of generating hundreds if not thousands of ideas.

Have you noticed yet that you know other people are already searching for these ideas?

The best thing about Jaaxy is that it does this all for you.

And gives you the option to then do your own research in more detail or add to your brainstorm queue so you can see these keywords together.

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Saved Lists


Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could put all of your ideas in one place and then compare them against each other?

Enter “saved lists”!

Remember the main goal of keyword research is:

Get as many monthly visits to your website by reaching the top page of a search engine for your keyword.

This walkthrough for how to use Jaaxy shows you how I can find a good key phrase to write a blog post or YouTube video for.

Top tip: Find your keyword before writing the post (this gives you the focus throughout!)

Is it Worth it?


Do you remember that my promise is to always be completely honest with you?

Now, I can almost hear your mind saying “as a relative newbie to the affiliate marketing world, are there other things that I should be spending my time and money on?”

100% YES!

So here are 2 things that you will NEED to pay for before this:

  1. Hosting
  2. Affiliate marketing training

If you are just starting out and are not creating useful and engaging content already, then spending $49 a month on a Keyword Research Tool would be more silly than electing Donald Trump as the US president!

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Now, let me ask you this “Would you pay for a service that provides regular visitors to your website EVERY month?”

If you would then getting the best SEO keyword research tool will help your website stand out like Shaquille O’Neil at a midgets convention!

Are you beginning to see how important the best SEO keyword research tool is?

As you read each word on this page you will see why people who upgrade their Jaaxy account say it is easily worth $99 per month to them.

Imagine what it would be like if your research on one post helps you get an extra $99 each time… hence, it pays for itself and some!

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Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could get your SiteRank worked out for you and tracked?

The Pro version tracks up to 2,000 websites and the Enterprise version tracks up to 10,000 websites for a specific search.

Can you see how useful it would be to see how your website is progressing and improving over time?

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My Recommendation


Try it out for free!

What do you have to lose?

Type in a search below to start your keyword research

 

Jaaxy Pro version is a no brainer if you already have your website going and you have had some affiliate marketing training (through a legitimate course!)

Just picture this for a moment… You are already making some decent money each month and you are looking to scale your online business…

Therefore, the enterprise version will help you do just that!

STOP!!

  • Are you still relatively new to affiliate marketing?
  • Have you been trying to make money online for a while now but you’re NOT seeing the results you were hoping for?

In the next 2 minutes, you’ll find out how I get to use Jaaxy.

I don’t pay separately for average hosting.

I don’t pay separately for my training.

And I don’t pay additionally for Jaaxy.

Because I get all of these things (and more) as part of my Wealthy Affiliate membership.

Here are some things included in the Wealthy Affiliate membership:

  • Hosting (people pay over $200 per month just for this type of hosting- you can easily move your existing website here to benefit from this hosting)
  • Site Rubrix (helps build a great website in 30 seconds, then helps to track and add content to your website)
  • Community Support (hundreds of thousands of people- there is ALWAYS someone on there to help)
  • Affiliate marketing training (AMAZING CONTENT- constantly updated)

You also get the “lite” version of Jaaxy, which has pretty much everything the pro version has (see video above).

So you effectively get the best SEO keyword research tool for free!

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Make Time Online Summary- Best SEO Keyword Research Tool


The closer and closer you get to the end of this article the more you realise that Jaaxy is the best SEO keyword research tool.

And as you are thinking about using the alphabet soup function, you become excited at the idea of getting content ideas on tap!

Earlier on, I asked you the question

Have you been trying to make money online for a while now but you’re NOT seeing the results you were hoping for?

If you want different results, do not do the same things.

Albert Einstein

You’ve got to wonder what you could do if you were able to receive FREE traffic so that your website can become more and more like a business instead of a job.

Keep changing for the better,

Mike

p.s. If you have any questions and I mean ANY questions about Jaaxy, please leave them below. Also, if you have used Jaaxy or another keyword tool before then please also add your opinions below.

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*The capital of Tuvalu is Funafuti (CONGRATS!)

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The Best Affiliate Marketing Products To Sell


Now you may already be using affiliate marketing or you may be interested in starting. But what are the best affiliate marketing products to sell?

There are lots of different ways to do this but this blog is only going to focus on what products are the best to sell online.

Follow Your Passion- The Sure Way To Get Mediocre Results


I have read a lot of different self-development books. A lot of them will say something like follow your passion… or do what you love and the money will follow, or some fluffy thing around that.

Now I’m not being funny but sitting on the beach, doing water sports and watching Game Of Thrones has not made me any money yet, so I’m fairly sure this is not completely true!

Even affiliate marketing books that I think are very good such as Anik Singal’s “The Circle of Profit” suggests you can make millions of dollars from your passion. He does talk about it needing to fit certain criteria but the fact is… not all passions are profitable (If you’re looking to get started in affiliate marketing I’d highly recommend this book though!)

There have only been two authors that I think are straight talking and completely honest about this. Their books are not about affiliate marketing directly but they basically imply that if you want to scale and make a big business… it has to be online.

MJ DeMarco- Fastlane Millionaire

Dan Lok- FU Money

The point that both of these financial giants make is that when your business starts making money, you will find your passion for that business. It becomes easier to do what you need to do as it becomes profitable and you see the results.

 

So Where Do I Start?


In recent months I have found myself going around in circles… big circles that takes up a lot of time and I end back in the same place… doing nothing!

Some people have a niche that is perfect for affiliate marketing. It’s their thing and they do it all day every day and will never get bored with it. For example weight loss, bodybuilding, investing, dating advice, electronics or pets.

Some people may love to read about new nutrition advice and what methods of training are most effective to reduce fat and build muscle. They may be doing this all the time and there certainly is a big market for this online.

However, for most people, we may dabble in a bit of all of this at certain times in our life but it’s not really a “passion”.

So how to do we choose that one thing?

I’m going to show you what I did, but I’ll show you the direct route rather than what I actually did (because that was stupid!)

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I mean it! This is probably 101 to the worst way to keep people reading your work but… Stop what you’re doing click this link and sign up right now (this is not an affiliate link as it’s free!)

On ClickBank, you basically get to become an affiliate for up to 75% commissions (yes you can get more than the person who created the product) on any products.

That part is very easy to do, however, the hard part is deciding the product to choose!

So all I did (eventually) is click the tabs on the left side and see which “niches” had the best variety and products that I personally would be interested in trying out.

Top tip is to click to sort by gravity (this simply means what has sold well in the last month). If you’d like to learn more click here to see what the ClickBank University can offer.

Use Amazon Associates- Also Free to Join!


I literally just worked this one out yesterday! I’ve seen people promoting products etc. online before but didn’t really understand why or how. When you click the link you just go to Amazon and buy a product from there. Surely the person leaving the review didn’t even get any of the benefits?!

How wrong was I?

So Amazon has an affiliate website called Amazon Associates. This means you can get a commission for millions of products on Amazon. So this is why you hear some people saying follow your passion no matter what it is?

 

Well, maybe but the commission rate is relatively low compared to other affiliate programs. If you sell 6 or fewer items a month, your rate is 4%. You can earn up to 8.5%, but that’s achieved by selling more than 3,131 products.

So depending on what you are promoting you won’t be earning too much from it.

The other good thing about it is that even if the person who clicked your link buys something on that visit, you earn a commission. So you could refer a $10 book and they end up buying a $1,000 TV and you receive the commission on the TV.

 

Digital or Physical?


The virtual world wins this one. People use the internet mainly for information.

Plus, Amazon Affiliates is a great way to avoid the hassle of having to post, package and deliver the physical products if there is something that you’d really like to promote.

However, if you are eventually going to be creating products it is 100% better if it is digital.

We live in the information age now so if you can create something digitally you will eventually be the one with the products on Click Bank, Udemy and Amazon.

Do We Need Just One Thing?


Obviously, you won’t just be an affiliate of one product for the whole time. There will be different products and ideas you’ll have to be an affiliate of.

However, from what I understand it is better to stick to the same niche. If my next post was about the yoga retreat I did in Bali over the summer it wouldn’t really follow the niche path that I am going down with creating an income online.

This confuses your audience and can be harder to keep the website traffic up.

My wife, Sarah and I created our first blog a bit like this. It was literally anything we did or thought of that week. It has been great to get experience in the online world but if you’re being an affiliate marketer you need to have a path that you follow.

 

You Certainly Can Make a Profit From Your Passion… But


I went into more detail about Anik Singal’s five key components to making sure your niche is profitable here. I think it is very important to read these 5 steps carefully as it can affect your whole online business.

Something that I found very insightful was that if you can’t find any competition online then you must have found a golden nugget right?! The million dollar idea?

Well actually if there is no competition online, then your idea for affiliate marketing sucks! Yep, you read that right it sucks, throw it away and start again. Check Udemy, Clickbank and even Google it. If you can’t find any online courses then it won’t work online.

So to find a niche and products that sell well you need to find someone else already doing it. But on the flip side you don’t want too many otherwise how will you stand out (not so easy is it?!)

There are some very profitable and proven markets such as:

  • Weight Loss
  • Healthy Eating
  • Relationship advice
  • Finding a job
  • Investing

However, if you just use these words as your niche it will be too big to compete. It has to be narrowed down (or sub niched) such as weight loss for middle-aged women, or investing in property in the UK, or making money online using affiliate.

 

Conclusion


I wouldn’t say there a certain type of product that is the best, but there certainly are things to know before diving in.

If you have an idea and you can tell it’s profitable then get started.

Action is the antidote to fear.

So if you are still worried you have the wrong products to sell. Try it!

You can find out how I started here.

Keep changing for the better

 

Mike