(Read until the end for some millionaire secrets.)
“Everyday thousands of people are losing their jobs, their income, and their security – perhaps you are one of them. And for others, their job alone might not be enough. With the right strategies, however, you can achieve financial independence faster than you ever thought possible.”
If you want to get started on taking some action steps for making money online instead of just theory then this is the book for you. The Laptop Millionaire includes 32 proven ways to make money from home. I will highlight the main ones for you here.
You can really feel where the author, Mark Anastasi, is coming from in his introduction when he says, “If I could, I would reach out and grab you, shake you, and scream at the top of my lungs: “Wake up! You don’t have to spend the next 30 years in a job that is crushing your soul, just to make a living! There are so many fantastic opportunities for you to take advantage of! Just do it!”
Anastasi goes on to quote Simon Black, the editor of the “Sovereign Man” newsletter, who points out, “We live in a world where geography and borders are becoming less relevant… no longer the ball and chain that they used to be. Technology is making it easier to live where you want, and work where you want, without the two necessarily being the same.”
You see the whole point of becoming a laptop entrepreneur is to live free, to roam as you wish and not have to worry about money so that you may do and have time for the things that really matter to you in your life. We learn here in the introduction also a bit of Mark Anastasi’s back story…
…Moving to England at the age of 18 with the prospect of a better life Anastasi worked as a security guard earning $5 per hour, at which point banks were throwing credit cards at him and as he became more and more in debt he also became more and more homeless by his early 20’s. As he fell into a depression from his situation and all the negative thoughts that filled his head Anastasi found himself taking shelter from the rain one day in a cemetery where he began to take notice of the tomb stones.
I found this next section of the book very inspiring as Anastasi asks himself, “What did you give? In that moment, a realization struck me. I realized that I had been focusing on taking and getting my whole life. I had never stopped to think about whether I was really contributing to others. Was I helping people? Was I adding value? Was I making a difference?… I am going to turn this around. This is not the end. This is just the beginning. I am going to figure out how to turn my life around and I will devote my life to helping others do the same!”
It was at this point that I too decided to have this mentality toward life and decided to join Anastasi on this book journey where he takes us through the steps he took to turn his life around and how we can too.
Here is an exercise you can start with:
“Money flows to the people who are providing the most amount of value.” Here is what you need to establish before beginning:
“Sell products rather than exchange your time for money.”
7 reasons why you should create and sell e-books:
4 step strategy that Anastasi’s mentor taught:
Anastasi goes on to explain the 12 easiest and fastest ways to create an e-book and how to make money from licensing agreements as well, but I’m not going to go into those subjects here, I wouldn’t want to spoil the whole book for you now would I? 😉
When you type words into Google as you search for things on the web; those words are keywords that businesses try to rank for.
For example, if you type in Chinese food near me the Chinese food restaurant that was able to target the words “Chinese food near me” and rank for them the best appeared at the very top.
“By getting ranked on [Google, Yahoo!, MSN and the other top search engines] for keywords relevant to your business, you can get a constant stream of traffic for your websites for free.”
These are some of the standards Google uses to decide how relevant your website is to a certain search:
Backlinks seem to be pretty important as they indicate how many other sites are interested in your site, these are 2 important points:
You can purchase backlinks on Fiverr.com for just $5 or create videos on YouTube and add links back to your site. Also use Adwords.Google.com > Tools > Keyword Planner > Start Using Keyword Planner, to find keywords that have at least 10,000 searches a month but fewer than 100,000 competing websites. You can then create a blog with that keyword in the URL AKA domain name.
Get your site to page 1 of Google and use these money-making strategies:
Tip: “You can use Alexa.com to find out how many backlinks your top-ranked competitors have in google and simply get more backlinks than them.”
“Online videos give you the power to connect with your customers in ways the written word never can.” YouTube can be an optimal way to connect with your followers, they will want to do business with you when you can really get your message and ideas across to them.
As far as recording software goes your phone is good enough for now as well as your webcam. If you want to screen capture your computer the author recommends Camtasia, available at TechSmith.com. I’ve never used Camtasia myself, I use Open Broadcast Software (OBS). You can even hire out-of-work actors to do the videos for you, try Mandy.com.
You should really think about finding the right message. I like to provide as much value as possible which is important but have you thought about what your goals are or how you want to present the offer? Some things that may help is thinking through about what information you want to impact your viewers with as well as what you are good at.
3 things you can use YouTube for:
Ever heard of YouTube Hijacking?
So, skip all the hard work of creating your own videos and the tediousness of getting a following… find channels that already have 30k+ views per month and buy them out or rent them. Then you can stick your affiliate or website links in the “about video” section and get people over to where you need them.
Watch a presentation of how this lady uses this strategy to make up to $400 a day here.
7 ways to make money from YouTube:
As promised here are your millionaire secrets… If you gained any valuable knowledge from this summary I know you will get so much more from the book itself, click on the picture of The Laptop Millionaire book or click here and you can purchase straight from Amazon.