How Do I Get People To My Website?

Understanding Keywords

If you have made the decision to have a crack at building your own website, whether it be for a bricks and mortar business or an online business, you should have asked yourself the question – how do i get people to my website? 

When it comes to marketing your business online, the understanding of keyword research plays a huge part in getting your message noticed by the right audience.  

Imagine a car salesman unleashing his polished, professional sales pitch, only to realize that his/her customer was wearing an earpiece throughout, listening to another sales pitch from his competitor – who he/she then goes on to buy from.

Pretty sole destroying right…

Keyword research is fundamental to search engines such as Google and Bing, noticing you and what you have to say.

Using strong, researched keywords can be the difference between your post showing up on page 8 of a google search or page 1

What Is A Keyword 

This is a search phrase you type into a search engine such as Google, E.G –

What is the best cell phone to buy?

How do I wire A plug?

who can service my car in my local area?

Try some keywords for yourself using the FREE tool below. ⏬⏬⏬

Don’t Worry If you see some information which you don’t understand. Take a look around then come back to this post for some simple explanations to what it all means.

What’s It All About 

Jaxxy Dashboard 

The image above will be what you are presented when conducting your keyword research. 

Avg – This is simply the overall monthly traffic this search term is getting worldwide. It is good practice not to use a keyword phrase with less than 30 searches per month – The higher the better.

Traffic – This is the estimated amount of traffic you will get monthly if you rank on page 1 on google, using the chosen keyword. 

QSR – Known as quoted search results, this is the exact number of results you are competing with using your chosen keyword. In other words this gives you an insight into how much competition you have, using your chosen keyword. 

As a rule it is advised, especially when starting off with your website, to keep your QSI below 100. 

However, the lower the better with this number as the less competition you are up against the higher your chances of ranking higher in the search results. 

As your site develops over time and you start to gain some authority with Google, it is fine to use higher scoring QSI results, keeping it under 200 is advisable.

KQI – This is known as the keyword quality indicator and will simply indicate if the keyword is great, OK, or poor. 

Its also good practice to make sure you keyword makes grammatical sense 

an example of what not to use would be 

“I need lose weight” 

This may seem very trivial but this can have an impact with your results as this phrase is missing the “to“, so it should read –

“I need to lose weight”

Gaining Authority With Google

If you are in the process of setting up your first website, for whatever business or interest you may have, it’s important to understand that gaining authority with Google and other search engines take time and effort.

Google has a very clever, constantly evolving, programming system known as “Google bots” which essentially scan the content of your website and decide whether or not your article is worthy of being seen in their search results.

When a person types in a search phrase to google, it’s in Googles best interest to make sure they are sending people to relevant, genuine and informative posts which will give the best user experience possible. 

As a rule it is good practice to always aim for a post with no less than 1500 words, however, the more the better, especially if you are competing with a keyword, where other posts are very high in detail and have a high number of words. 

Research Is Key 

Research Research Research !!!

When choosing a keyword to run with for your post, it is always a good idea to do a google search on that keyword and check out the posts which show up on page 1 of Google so you gain a better understanding of what you are up against and what you should be looking to achieve when creating your article. 

The more posts on your site the more traction you will gain with search engines and consistency will result in your posts ranking faster and higher in search engine results. 

Realistic Expectations With Your Site 

The following expectations are taken from what I have learnt from the wealthy affiliate platform and are based on real-world examples. 

Your results are based on the actions you take and the effort you put in – nothing is guaranteed when building any kind of business, however, the following accomplishments are realistic if you are prepared to learn and work. 

Month 1

  • Website set up 
  • S,E,O (search engine optimization) set up 
  • Initial framework of content live on your website. 
  • Indexed in Google, Bing, Yahoo (search engines now know you exist and are ready to monitor your site and the content you post.)
  • You have 5-10 posts on your website. 
  • Earning potential – Consider yourself lucky if you make any money from your site so soon. Its very early days. 

Month 3

  • Your content is starting to get ranked in search engines 
  • You experience some big breakthroughs in your keyword research 
  • You realistically could have made a sale or two
  • Traffic to your site is starting to grow. 
  • search engines are starting to give your site “authority”
  • You have 30-60 quality posts on your website. 
  • Earning Potential – You could be seeing anything from $0 – $500 per month in sales from your efforts so far. 

Month 6 

  • Traffic is really starting to flow, you could expect to see 100 unique visitors to your site daily. 
  • sales start to grow and you expect to see them increasing weekly
  • Search engines start indexing your site at a higher rate.
  • you have 70 – 100 quality posts on your site. 
  • Earning potential – Sites at this stage have seen a full time monthly income coming in every month

Year One

  • Google is giving your site some serious authority. 
  • Companies and others in your field start to reach out to you and connect, potentially making surprising offers which could grow your business further. 
  • Traffic is really flowing now. 500 unique visitors per day are not uncommon at this stage of your site development. 
  • Earning potential – Your finances could be very healthy at this stage. there are individuals making $5000 + per month at this stage of their journey. 

Year Two 

  • You have a thriving business online. 
  • Search engines are ranking your posts now, within 24 hours of being posted. 
  • You should now have 200-300 posts on your website
  • You are now generating enough money to consider yourself financially independent. 
  • Earning potential – 2 years of consistency could see you earning $10,000 – $20,000 per month 

Year Five

  • You are now an established brand in the industry
  • Search engines trust and rank your posts almost instantly 
  • You are now in a position to use your earnings to promote your business through paid advertising. 
  • You are now building a team from your business, writers, designers, researchers. you are now delegating more work and turning your attention to other ventures. 
  • Earning Potential – The sky is the limit. many individuals at this stage in their journey are making a life-changing monthly income from their online business 

Worried You Don’t Have What it Takes

If you have read this far then I would assume you are keen enough to learn and develop the skills needed to build your own business online. Maybe you have already started your online journey but have hit a roadblock and possibly need a new direction.

You don’t need to be an experienced writer to build your own website and create content to captivate an audience. 

The website you are reading this post on is less than 6 months old and has been put together by following training and support from one online platform. 

Before I stumbled across the “wealthy affiliate platform” I had zero experience with building a site from scratch, SEO (search engine optimization), Keywords and writing. 

Having access to a structured training schedule with video tutorials, literally walking you through the process of how to build an online business has been a real eye-opener as to what can be achieved this day and age. 

There’s No Quick Fix 

Hopefully, it is now clear that building a website and attracting the right audience is not easy and can take a lot of time and effort, however the rewards for your efforts are unlimited and consistency will bring the results you want to see. 

Try out the wealthy affiliate platform for FREE and see for yourself what is on offer from this educational and service providing platform. 

Please drop into my profile and feel free to ask any questions you have. If I don’t know the answer I will do what I can to find out. 

Why Cant I Get Motivated To Lose Weight

My last blog post was one of optimism and positivity on the subject of losing some weight and essentially aiming to feel and look better. So, why is it that I allow my mindset to shift so suddenly and why can’t I get motivated to lose weight. 

This update is not an early submission, however, as I have promised myself and the people who take their time to read this complete honesty I need to say, I am struggling to make even the small changes. 

I’m not one for making excuses, however, I will list what’s going on in my head to try and unravel why –  like many, I struggle to gain momentum when it comes to losing some weight. 

Can’t Say No

Whether its one of my mates, dropping into the whats-app group with a request to meet up for a few beers, or the sister ringing on her way over for a play date with the kids, suggesting she bring some goodies for lunch – I just can’t seem to say no.  

I obviously question my willpower, then I somehow manage to flip it around by telling myself – 

  • I enjoy food
  • I’m not that fat really
  • who cares what people think
  • life is short, just enjoy every day

Then, I will catch my reflection in a shop window and alarm bells will start to ring and I’m back to feeling sorry for myself and searching for answers and motivation. 

Finding A Sustainable Exercise Routine

This one is simple – I’m Lazy. I know how good exercise can make me feel as I used to really enjoy the gym back in the day. I just can’t seem to get started and get that “exercise bug” back. 

I blame not having enough hours in the day, not being able to afford a gym membership, I could go on with excuses, however, this is all they are – excuses. 

I’m well aware that 1 hour of exercise every other day will be great for my health, however, as the day’s tick by I just simply don’t get round to it. 

As I write this, I’m tempted to hit the delete button as I feel like I’m just moaning and need to just get on with it and be more disciplined in my efforts. 

Why am I making this so hard, its all in my head, just eat better and go for a walk a few times a week, its simple? 

If it were easy to me, I wouldn’t have spent most of my life overweight. 

It’s All In My Head

I associate food with a feel-good factor, and I view exercise as a chore. If only I could flip the 2 around – but can I?

As I ‘ve mentioned in my vlog, I’m seeking out some good books to get my teeth into around the psychology behind my relationship with food. 

I recently listened to Russell brands book – recovery, and although I’m a big fan of the man, this book just felt a little extreme for me and I soon lost interest.

I have recently downloaded a few audio books for the car and will update later if they have done anything for me and helped me to gain a better understanding as to where i am going wrong in my approach to becoming healthier. 

Watch this space people. who knows, there maybe a little more if i get my act together. 

Can I Really Make Money Online?

After over 6 months learning the ins and outs of building an online business, one of the questions which I hear more than any other is “can I really make money online?”

This was a question I asked a few times myself in the early days of research and navigating through all the rubbish, from people promising the next best software or method of making money from home.

After 6 months of learning and taking a small amount of action, the realisation of what is needed to make even a small amount of money online becomes more and more clear by the day.

Along with developing my knowledge around the online business world, I have recently started a blog about my journey to lose weight and become healthier. 

Although my vision for an online business had nothing to with the weight loss market it is obvious that both, losing weight and building any type of online brand/business require exactly the same mindset and attitude to achieve results. 

  • Dedication
  • patience 
  • acceptance of change
  • self-discipline
  • Goal setting 

The list could go on, however, I’m sure those 5 simple points stand out as essential mindset traits to work on in both – building your business and becoming a healthier version of yourself. 

Now, just because I believe that doesn’t mean I have got this nailed down and I am on a guaranteed path to looking great and living the laptop lifestyle… If only!

As far as building an online business goes I’m confident that I’m on the right path, however, I know I need to work harder and increase my efforts. In regards to losing weight, this has been a personal struggle of mine for most of my life. Don’t worry, I’m not expecting the violins to start and I’m certainly not about to start making excuses for myself.

My unhealthy weight all boils down to a bad relationship with food and a lazy approach to exercise, it’s that simple.

How Long Is A Piece Of String 

In case the penny still hasn’t dropped, it is impossible to answer the question “can I really make money online” simply because it all depends on the person asking.

To be clear – I’m not talking about intelligence or experience, I’m talking about attitude and a desire to learn and take action.

In little under a year of learning how to develop an online business, I find it fascinating how many paths you can go down to build your own highly profitable business, however, it’s understandable why so many people quit after a few months of getting started.

  • It can be noisy online –  there is so much information and different methods you can use to build a business, it sometimes feels like you are in a crowded room and everybody is screaming at you. It’s sometimes easier to just switch off than it is to bring order and work out whats for you.
  • Who And What Can Be Trusted – This is the internet – some bad shit has gone down on the internet. How can you know what is legit and what is nothing more than a scam? 
  • No Patience – People work hard, put the hours in, maybe even invest a small amount of money every month and nothing happens. 
  • Self Doubt – alongside the information overload comes the doubt you are capable of doing it. Not smart enough with a computer, don’t understand instructions, too much work to commit to.

All of the above are valid reasons to be put off with pursuing making money in the online world, however, each reason can be quickly overturned if you have a genuine desire to learn and the patience to see it through…

  • Sure, it’s noisy, make the decision to embrace the noise and take your time. We live in an era where answers and education are literally in the palm of your hand. Don’t allow yourself to be overwhelmed and take time to fully understand a subject you are keen to pursue. 
  • Trust. Having confidence in a method, person, or product to help you on your journey is essential for you to turn your learnings into actions. Again, research is key here. Don’t leave any stone unturned. If you are not 100% confident in the actions you take then, in my experience this will slow you down and potentially derail your efforts. 
  • Patience really is needed to get anywhere when it comes to earning money from the internet. Sure, if you are selling physical items then you may be able to see a quick buck hit your PayPal account, however, when it comes to establishing yourself as a brand, building a sustainable business which can generate you a passive income while you sleep, takes time, effort and patience. Be prepared to make mistakes, prepare yourself for days where you feel lost and ready to throw in the towel. Those days come and go, stay focused and remember that any business takes time to grow. 
  • Self Doubt can really be a motivation zapper. So many people I have spoken to, currently on a similar path to myself, have had moments where they question if they are wasting their time. when starting out in entrepreneurship, it can be a very lonely place. You don’t have someone over your shoulder to keep you on track to give you the confidence you are “doing it right.” Friends and family members who don’t understand what you are doing may think you are deluded and that you need to get real and stick to a 9-5 job. You truly need to get comfortable with yourself and make sure you are open-minded and prepared to learn.  

Open Your Mind – Think Outside The Box 

So, what’s your number 1 hobby? What are you interested in? What do you have a passion for? 

Are you aware that many people are making a small fortune simply creating content around something they love talking about and feel they know a lot about. 

I’m talking literally anything goes here.

When talking about content, this can be anything like, a blog – like the one you are reading now, to a video posted on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or twitter.

There are over 3 billion active users on the internet worldwide. The question is – are you ready to take your piece of the huge online pie?

whether you like the thought of talking to a camera about your passion/hobby or writing about it, there really is no limit as to what is achievable online if you are prepared to stick with it.   

Best Place To Start

In my honest opinion, having a base to learn and develop your knowledge can have a huge impact on gaining momentum in building a sustainable business online. 

The use of 1 platform to host your website, build and learn from has been instrumental in my journey and although I could have achieved more in 6 months if I had put in more time, I am grateful for the tools and support available to provide me with a genuine education to grow and build my confidence moving forward. 

However, I acknowledge that everyone is different and people learn and absorb information in a number of different ways. 

If you can answer honestly – Yes, to the following questions then there really is no reason you cant build your own business online. 

  • Do you enjoy, or could you see yourself spending hours in front of a computer or laptop?
  • Do you follow structure and instructions well, in either, written or video format?
  • Do you fully accept that any financial reward for your efforts can take time, no matter how hard you have worked?
  • Can you develop the right mindset to commit for the long term?

If you can genuinely answer yes to all of the above then you are on the right path and where you go from here on out, is up to you.

Free Training

So far on my online journey, there hasn’t been a lot of products I have been happy to put my name too, simply because there is so much rubbish which promises everything, but delivers nothing.  

In my younger years when I was trying out an mlm business, I was very nearly scammed out of my hard earned money to buy some useless, lead generating software.

Being thorough in my research saved me from losing out, but I was taken in by a very clever sales pitch and to this day that experience has stuck with me and made me cautious in my approach to promoting anything. 

If you have got this far reading this and you keen to learn more and make a start on your own journey then please take advantage of this platform where you can sign up for free (NO credit card info needed) and start learning more on what I have covered in this blog. 

Still Confused About Which Direction To Head In?

Ask questions, even if you are embarrassed. The platform I use has a growing, thriving community of people on the same journey as myself. 

Sure, some have been at it for years and are making a lot of money month after month, others are just getting started and are clearly still a little lost, not sure where to go with their vision. This is all normal and people on the platform enjoy helping and being part of your educational journey. 

Good luck and please get in touch if you have any questions whatsoever. 

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