Free Website Images

Now that you have your blog up and running I want to show you where you can get images for you new blog posts.

We all love free website images, don’t we?  Just type something into Google and click images and you then have hundreds if not thousands of photos at your disposal. Wait! Did you know if you did this and added those pictures you just found to your website you could end up with a lawsuit on your hands when the owners of the photos find out you used them.

The photos on Google are not free and you could be infringing copyright laws by using them. So where do you find free images to spruce up your blog posts? Read on.

Pixabay

Free Website ImagesPixabay is a good place to find royalty free CC-0 Licensed images, just go to pixabay.com and you will have access to 10,000+ free images. These are sorted into category and tags, there is also an advanced search feature pictured below where you can search by size, colour, orientation.

 

 

 

Unsplash

Free Website ImagesUnsplash is another well-known destination to go for high quality royalty free, CC-0 Licensed, and public domain photos.

Photo by Tanguy Sauvin on Unsplash

 

Here are a few other sites you may want to go, to see if you can find what you are looking for.

Photo Pin

Free Website Images

 

 

 

 

photo credit: joiseyshowaa Faxi on the Tungufljót via photopin (license)

StockSnap

Free Website Images

 

 

 

 

Public Domain Pictures

Free Website Images

 

 

 

 

KaboomPics

Public Domain Archive

Magdaleine

SplitShire

Pexels

Free Images

Image Source

Gratisography

Free Photos

LibreShot

PDPics

Wikimedia Commons

Just remember that content you get from  “royalty free” websites is not free to take. You need to read the permissions for each image that you use, as each one will have different rules.

Conclusion

That should keep you busy for a couple of hours, as you can see from the photos on this post there are some pretty amazing free images out there. Now you know where to look. Leave a comment below if you found this post helpful.

If you have not yet got your blog up and running, head over now and sign up for the 7-day trial (no  credit card needed) where you will get access to all sorts of wonderful training like the above. I will see you on the inside. If you are still not sure check out my Wealthy Affiliate Review to see what you will have access to.

Keyword Research – Jaaxy Keyword Search Tool

So now your are up and running with your website and hopefully taken advantage of the 7-day trial and got access to the training I recommended. You will find you can use a keyword tool inside the back office called Jaaxy. This is a great tool as it will give you ideas of the keywords to build your website content around.

Read on, as I take you through the process and explain why keywords are so important in building a business online.

Jaaxy Keyword ToolWhy Do We Need Keywords

You may wonder why people keep saying you need to use the keywords in your articles. The answer is quite simple it is for the search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing.

When people are searching for something online what they type into the search engines are keywords. There are different types of keyword, some are just one word but others are longer like 3,4,5, or even 6 words long. These are known as long tail keywords.

Using keywords in your posts are the way of getting noticed by the search engines as they crawl your site. If you do this correctly you could be ranking on the first page of Google, can you imagine the amount of visitors you would get to your site and every visitor is a possible sale for you. The process is not to use the keyword about 50 times in your post to catch the attention of those search engines. It is to strategically place the keyword or long tail keyword in your post.

Why do we do this? When people type a keyword into the search engine you want your post with the keyword they just typed to show up on the first page. As I said this gets you visitors to your site, this is known as traffic.

There are many ways to get traffic to your website but this is a free strategy and free is always good in my opinion. This is not a get-rich-quick method it is a strategy that you build up over the weeks, months and years until you have hundreds of posts. We are taught to target low competition keywords in the Wealthy Affiliate training. They also call it low hanging fruit.

Targeting low competition keywords means they do not get a lot of traffic but you have a better chance of getting on page 1 of the search engines. Google is of course the biggest of these so it is here you want to rank 1st page. You will get traffic from these posts and as I said if you have hundreds of articles on your site that can turn into a lot of visitors and will lead to sales.

Jaaxy Keyword Tool

Jaaxy Keyword Research Tool

This is a tool that you will have access to if your take the trial mentioned above. I will show you how your can use it to build a list of keywords that will keep you busy for months. Look at the example below I typed in affiliate marketing and I get a list of possible keywords to use. Let me explain what you are seeing. Underneath where I typed in affiliate marketing your will see a row of words AVG, Traffic, QSR, KQI, and SEO.

AVG is the average amount of people who typed in the keyword affiliate marketing, in this example it was 35,168. Next to that is the traffic which is the possible traffic you could expect if you ranked on google page 1 for that keyword. The Next is QSR which stands for Quoted Search Results the number of competing websites ranked in google for this exact keyword.

We then see KQI which stands for Keyword Quality Indicator Green Is Great, Yellow is OK, Red Is Poor. We are told to concentrate on the green ones at the beginning until your site has some authority. Then you can target the yellow but when you are just starting out it will be hard to rank for that keyword. As you can see we have a few greens so they would be good keywords to use. As you can also see on the fourth result it says get QSR, I left that one like that so you could see what you click to get the QSR and KQI results.

 

Jaaxy Keyword Tool

 

As you can see above Affiliate Marketing Secrets has 100 QSI and 91 under SEO the higher the number in the SEO column the better as this means you have a great chance of competing for that keyword. This would be a good keyword to base your next post on.

What Else Does Jaxxy Offer?

There are other features inside Jaaxy like Alphabet Soup this is where you add a keyword and the search results go right through the alphabet with possible keywords you can use. You can save all the keywords you find in separate lists for different subjects.  See below there a lot of things to explore within the Jaaxy back office. When you take the 7-day trial you will get access to this tool, play around to your hearts content and see how you like it and how easy it is to find low competition keywords.

 

Jaaxy Keyword Tool

Writing Your Posts

Now you have your lists of keywords it is time to get busy building your site. Using just one of your keywords per article you can slowly build your site. We are taught to add the keyword in the title, somewhere in the first paragraph and that’s it. There is no need to cram the post full of the keyword. Search engines do not like it and will give your post poor ranking as a result.

Around 1000 words is your target as Google etc seem to prefer the longer posts these days. So 1000 words or more is even better.

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this short look at keywords and the jaaxy keyword tool. If you think you would be interested in finding out a bit more about Wealthy Affiliate and the training and tools it provides for marketers to learn the trade. I suggest your take it for a test run with the 7-day trial (no credit card needed) and see for yourself what we have to offer. I think you will be pleasantly surprised how welcoming the people in the community are and you are assured of a warm welcome.

Leave a comment below and let me know if you got anything out of this training. Maybe you have a question that I could answer. Thanks for visiting today and I will see you on the inside.

How Do You Know What To Write About?

If you have been following my other posts and have chosen your niche, got your shiny new domain name and added wordpress either through my recommendation(see domain name post) or by yourself. What do you do now? As a complete newbie at blogging how do you know what to write about, you need content to build your website don’t you? Today I am going to give you a lot of ideas of where you can get inspiration for the content of your blog posts.

Forums

Go to google and type in your niche plus forums and you will probably find a few on your niche. Go in to the forums and look and see what questions people are asking. This should give you countless ideas for your blog posts.

Below I went into google and typed affiliate marketing forums and this is one of the results I got. This is what you are looking for a list of forums that you can look through. It says 11 forums but there are only 8 listed, but if you click more items you are taking to the guys post which tells you all about the various forums. Here is the link to his blog post. If I see a good post I don’t mind sharing it with others, good on the writer for giving us the information I say.

How Do You Know What To Write About

One tip do not get too involved in the forums as you can spend a lot of time on there and the next thing you know your day has gone. You just want to go on there get a few ideas, write them down and leave, you should bookmark the forum and go back the next time you are stuck for an idea for your next blog post. Trust me I have done this, it is easy to get submerged in all the interesting stuff on these forums.

Quora

Quora.com is the biggest Q&A site on the internet. Add your niche into the search section and see what questions people are asking. These questions are from people who are desperate for answers and they will look at you as some sort of leader if you can answer it for them. That is how people start to get noticed online. By helping others solve their problems you will be seen as someone to follow and of course you can advise people to purchase products that will help them.

Make sure the products you are promoting are the real deal, nothing will go against you more than plugging a rubbish product. If you do send people to a bad product you have just lost a potential customer that could have been a repeat buyer for years to come. Do not say you have not been warned.

In the example below I typed in affiliate marketing tips and these are the top answers that appeared. As you can see people are asking questions, it is your job to answer these type of questions within your blog posts.

 

How Do You Know What To Write About

Facebook Groups

Another great place to find inspiration is Facebook groups. Type in your chosen niche and click groups you will get a list of groups. The size of these groups vary but some have hundreds of members and you can be sure there are questions and discussions going on in these groups to give you a lot of content ideas.

I typed in affiliate marketing and the drop down had groups on it so I clicked it and these results below appeared.

 

How Do You Know What To Write About

 

Google

Go to our old friend google and type in your niche and see what appears in the drop down. These drop downs are searches real people are entering so you will get a lot of things to write about by answering these questions on your blog.

Make sure you research the answer and do a blog post in your own words. I have heard it said that you should write at least 1000 words in your blog posts to catch the interest of the search engines. If you do this with the right keywords, your posts will get picked up by Google, Yahoo and Bing which are 3 of the biggest search engines out there.

You Tube

It is the same with You Tube, go on there and type in your niche and see what the drop down reveals. Quite a few ideas I would imagine. Then go and check out a couple of the videos and see what questions they are answering. That’s something else you can write about.

Similar Blogs

Who in your chosen niche do you admire? In every niche there are always people you look out for and read their posts isn’t there. Visit their site and look at their past posts for inspiration, do not copy them just put your own slant on things. You don’t want to be stealing someones words do you. Duplicate content and all that.

Whilst you are there I would advise you to also have a look at the comments on their blog posts and see what questions people are asking. I bet you pick up a few lightbulb moments there. See I said you would find some ideas in this post didn’t I?

Podcasts

Go to Apple and listen to podcasts on your niche, you are sure to get some fresh material ideas from there.

In the example below I typed into google affiliate marketing podcasts and this is what appeared at the top. You can do the same with whatever your niche is and listen to one or two to harvest some ideas for yourself to write about.

How Do You Know What To Write About

Conclusion

There you go a mountain of potential blog post ideas that should keep you going for months if not years. There is always something to write and there will always be people with questions that need answering. Why don’t you provide them the answers they need. I wish you well with your writing and I look forward to maybe reading some of your posts.

leave a comment below if you found this info useful.

As I said in previous posts I have access to a great platform where you can get training like this, you also get access to a keyword research tool, blog builder, hosting and lots of other handy tools to help you with your writing. Take the 7-day free trial(no credit card needed) check out my wealthy affiliate review and see for yourself. You have nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain.

Until we meet again, all the best for the future and get writing,

Frank

Buying A Domain Name – The Next Step

Now you have an idea of the niche or micro niche that you want to target it is time to move on to the next step and decide on a domain name for your website. Usually people pick a domain name that is linked to what their niche is about. This is when the newbie says how can I buy a domain name? I have never done it before, where do I even start?

In today’s post I will show you where and how to purchase your first domain name. This is the time to really think about what you want your domain name to be. You can then do a search and see if it is available. I will go through all this below.

I will also give you a list of places you can buy domain names.

How Can I Buy A Domain Name?

OK, let’s go and look at buying a domain name. You know that owning a website with your own domain name is much better than having a free website don’t you? There are a lot of places to build free websites but you have no control over these and they could be deleted at any time, for no reason and all your hard work will be gone. Building a website with your own domain name means you have complete control of the content and look of your site.

There are many places you can go to purchase domain names here is a short list of the more well-known companies.

  1. GoDaddy
  2. Hostgator
  3. Namecheap
  4. Domain.com
  5. Name.com
  6. Dreamhost
  7. Network Solutions
  8. Bluehost

You now have an idea of a few places to start. Let me show you how to buy a domain name. This example is with GoDaddy which is where I buy my domain names. So that seemed a good place to start.

how can i buy a domain name

GoDaddy

A bit of background information on GoDaddy for you, just so you know they are a reputable company. They were founded in 1997 by Bob Parsons, so they have been going for over 20 years which means they are here to stay. That ticks a box for me. It is estimated that over 17million people use GoDaddy with the company managing over 70 million domain names.

Checking Availability

I am sure you have a lot of ideas for a domain name for your site, but sometimes your chosen site name might not be available. Somebody may already have the dot com version of the domain name you want. There are other extensions you can get like, .co.uk or .ws to name a couple. Do not be fixated on getting a .com domain name. In the affiliate marketing industry for example finding a .com domain name with affiliate marketing in the title is pretty difficult. In  the example below I show you can get a good domain name by adding a dash in between words like affiliate-marketing-tips.com.

How can I buy a domain namedomain name

As you can see from this example affiliate-marketing-tips.com is already taken as it is a very good keyword domain, as people will be searching for affiliate marketing tips when they enter their search on google. Now look below when I type in affiliate-marketing-tips.co.uk

affiliate marketing tips

You see this is available and would be a very good domain name if this was your chosen niche.

You will notice GoDaddy want you to pay for 2 years up front. They offer you the first year at 1p in UK money and £11.99 or some other figure for the 2nd year. In this instance it is £11.99 but it varies. It still works out at £6 a year which isn’t much to have your own site.

Once you have chosen a name click the checkout button, GoDaddy will try to sell you all sorts of add-ons, like hosting etc. I will show were you can get hosting later. I noticed they want 1.99 a month for you to have an email with your name at your domain. You can do this yourself for free so do not pay for it. Once you have gone through the payment process that’s it, you are now the proud owner of your own domain.

So what are you going to do with this domain? Are you going to turn it into a blog so you can share content?

You still have to find somewhere to host your site. This means you have to pay someone to host your site on their servers.

how can i buy a domain name

Hosting

Now you have your shiny new domain name you need someone to host it for you. There also lots of companies who do this service including most of the ones I mentioned above. But I want to point you in the direction of where I host my websites.

You can host up to 25 websites with your own domain names, build a website in 30 seconds, plus you get all the training you need to start earning money online through affiliate marketing. If you interested in going this route and why wouldn’t you, check out my review page on Wealthy Affiliate. Take the 7-day free trial (no credit card needed). You have nothing to lose and everything to gain just by finding out what is available to you in the back office. If you don’t like what you see, move on to something else.

Once you have your hosting sorted the next step would be to add wordpress to your site so you can start adding content. When I first started I had to do this myself with some tuition of course, it is quite easy to do. But it took me a few days or more to do it, as everything is a bit scary when you are first starting out, isn’t it?

As I mentioned above you could have your wordpress installed in 30 seconds and it is that fast and you don’t have to do much. One thing you do have to do is change your nameservers on your domain name from say GoDaddy to whoever you are hosting with. This is a simple process and it is explained for you when the time comes.

Conclusion

There you are you have your new domain name, hosting, nameservers changed and wordpress installed and hopefully you have taken advantage of the 7-day trial at Wealthy Affiliate to get the proper training to go forward in your online journey.

I hope you found this informative and you now know how to get a domain name, hosting and the training you need to move forward in your new business. I wish you all the best in whatever you decide for your future.

If you liked this post leave a comment below, maybe you have a question that you need answering. If I can help you with it I will. I look forward to hearing from you.

If you take advantage of the 7-day trial send me an email to let me know. I will already know as I will receive an email from Wealthy Affiliate but just to make it more personal email me at frank@theultimatenewbie.com see I told you that there is no need to pay GoDaddy 1.99 a month to have your own domain email. You will be shown how in the training.

All the best,

Frank

A Newbies Guide To Finding A Niche

So, you have made the big decision that you want to become an affiliate marketer, but what do you sell and to whom. You need to find a market with lots of products to sell and people wanting these products, but where do you start? Read on.

Finding A Niche

Finding A NicheFinding a niche, for a newbie marketer can be a terrifying thought. Where do I start? What can I promote? How do I do it? All valid questions and ones I hope I can answer in this post today.

The idea of marketing online and making a living from it has been the dream of millions of people. Ever since the internet began people have been finding a way to make money from it. A lot are legitimate, don’t get me wrong, but there has always been the unscrupulous marketers, these are the ones ready to take money from the unwitting newbie. These guys then head for the hills never to be seen again.

One tip, never be like these marketers, be honest and truthful and your customers will love you for it. They will appreciate it more if you help them rather than just try to take money from them. Okay enough of that let’s get on with finding a niche.

The first thing you need to do is think of what it is you have an interest in? You may be a big football fan(soccer or American) and may be very knowledgeable on the subject. This is maybe where you can start, but the actual niche of say American football is huge and you would struggle to get into making money from this niche as a whole. What you need to do is burrow a bit deeper into the niche and find sub niches or micro niches. These are niches that are part of the bigger niche but more specialist. Yes you will have fewer people to sell to, but you know your potential customers are really interested in the subject.

Finding a nicheI have seen an article and they were promoting American football snack helmets, now that is a micro niche. I didn’t know what a snack helmet was either but here is a picture of one. People have a snack from these when they are watching a game on TV at home.

They come in all teams colours with logos too. This is not an advert:)

Who would have thought about that one as a niche? There seems to be a market for selling them though and it just goes to show there is money to be made in every niche.

Amazon

You first have to do some research on your niche, then look for a micro niche within it as mentioned above. You can get a good idea about products to sell in your niche on the amazon site. Go on there and type in your chosen niche and see what the results show. If there is a lot of products you know this is going to be a profitable niche and one you should think of entering.

Magazines

Here are another couple of ways of finding if you have a profitable niche or not. Go to your local supermarket and look in the magazine rack. There will probably be all different types of magazines on different subjects, these are all profitable niches. Look online at the magazine sellers and see if there are magazines on your chosen niche. If it is a yes you are on a winner.

Dummies

Have you heard of the dummies books? Yes? Go to their website https://www.dummies.com/ and type in your chosen niche and if there is a book about it you can bet it is profitable or they would not print a book about it otherwise.

Hopefully you will now have an idea of what niche you want to enter, now you need to do some research.

Keywords

Finding A NicheYou now need to do some keyword research for your niche. Go to the google keyword research tool and type in your niche and find out the keywords being used in your chosen niche. I do not use the google keyword research tool myself, I use a better one than that, but I will tell you more about that later.

 

Once you gather a list of potential keywords you need to see what the competition is for those keywords.

Competition

You need to know your competition in any business so this is why you have to find out who your competitors are. Competition is not a bad thing it shows that it is a profitable niche.

I will show you how you can get access to this information below.

Do I Need A Website

I would say you definitely need a website or blog like this one you are on now. Your blog is one way of getting visitors to your site. Through the proper use of keywords and SEO in your blog posts your articles will get picked up by the search engines. Which in turn will get you visitors to your site, this is not an overnight way of affiliate marketing it is a process of building a business for the future as your posts will be there for evermore. If you are consistent in your blog writing your site will gradually grow into an authority site in the search engines eyes, this is when it gets interesting with lots of potential customers visiting your site from Google, Yahoo and Bing etc….

Social Media

Finding A Niche

Social media is another way to get visitors to your blog posts. This has to be done properly or you could ruin your chances of customers by spamming them with link after link. I have seen a lot of people do this on Facebook and in the end these people are just ignored. You need to get the correct training so you are doing it correctly from the beginning.

Conclusion

You now have a good idea on your niche and you are all excited about earning money online but what next? You need to get the correct training so you can take it step by step in the correct order and not miss anything out. Some people skip certain parts of building a business by being to eager to get to the money making stage without learning the basics.

I would like to point you in the direction of where I learned how to blog, find my niche, keyword research, finding my competition and a whole lot more. The training is provided on the Wealthy Affiliate website. Go to this page on my site which tells you all about Wealthy Affiliate and what you can expect when you take the 7-day free trial (no credit card needed).

I wish you all the best for your future online whether it with us or whatever direction you take. Just be careful out there. Read my about me page to see what I mean by this.

Step By Step Affiliate Marketing For Beginners

Welcome to this step by step affiliate marketing for beginners post. In this article I will explain to you, how you can set up your own online business selling other people’s products. I will also show you where to go for the best training I have found online.

Step By Step Affiliate Marketing Training

step by step affiliate marketing for beginnersBefore I start let me explain how affiliate marketing works for anyone who is an absolute newbie to this sort of thing. Affiliate marketing is selling other people’s products as an affiliate in which you receive commissions for products purchased using your affiliate link.

Take Amazon for instance, you would become a part of the Amazon associate program and then promote goods that are sold on Amazon through your unique affiliate link. As I said if someone buys something using your link you will be paid a small commission, in Amazon’s case that is about 7-8% of the product cost.

There are thousands of other places where you can become an affiliate. I used Amazon as an example because they have millions of items you could promote.

Getting Started – Finding A Niche

Before you even get to the selling part of the process you will need to do a few things. First you will need to find out what niche you want to start in. A niche for those who don’t know is something like Weight Loss or Music.These are just 2 examples of millions out there. Targeting those niches though is going to be pretty tough. This is why you have to dig deeper into a niche and find a part of that niche that does not have so much competition.

In weight loss, your sub niche as they are called could be weight loss for the over 60’s. It’s a smaller niche but with enough interest for you to make a profit. In the music niche you could go for learning to play the flute or something similar and find products to promote to that audience who are searching for help on the subject. That is how you do it, narrow a niche down and you will have more chance of success.

Website

You will also need a website to promote your affiliate links on. In the program I am involved with that means having a blog. You create content on your blog using keywords, we will go onto that later, you then guide people to your chosen product by adding links into the post. You will find links in this post and just as a reminder I will make a commission if you purchase anything from one of those links. That is why we are doing this after all, isn’t it?

So how do you go about getting a website? After you have chosen your niche you would want to have a website with a URL that has something to do with your target audience. I have another site called MusicOfThe70s.co.uk which is of course about music in the 70’s in the UK. Click on the link to take a look. I will show you where to get the training to set up your own website below.

step by step affiliate marketing for beginnersYou now need to add content to your website to get the attention of the big search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo. This involves using the correct keywords that matches the search people are typing in to the search engines. If you can do this properly and you are ranked on the first page of google you will get a lot of visitors to your site. Do this over and over again and you will eventually have 100’s of posts getting you visitors and hopefully the sales you want.

Keyword Research

Now as a newbie marketer you may think how do I go about finding keywords that will rank in google. Well, there is a built in keyword tool called Jaaxy inside the Wealthy Affiliate back office. This will enable you to find thousands of keywords you can use.

Step By Step Affiliate Marketing For BeginnersHave a look to the right, I have used the learning to play the flute example in the search, As you can see there are 3 keywords there that you may be able to rank for in google etc..

The QSR which stands for quoted search results, gives you your competition, if it is below 100 you have a great chance of ranking for that keyword. There are 2 in this example. You would then write a blog post on this subject using the keyword. You will see all this in the training when you take the 7-day trial.

Other Training You Will Need

You will need to know how to promote your blog post to get people to your site. Social media is one example. This is a massive subject and not one I can go into fully here. I will eventually do a post on it that’s for sure as it is such an important subject in anyone’s success story.

Seo is another subject you will need to learn, this involves your keywords and how to set things up properly for the search engines to notice your blog posts. This is well explained in the 7-day free courses.

At the end of the day you really need to get access to the right training. Just click on the image below and sign up for the free 7-day trial (No Credit Card Needed). If you take their advice and follow through with the training by taking massive action you will see the results that you want. These people know what they are doing and are passing on this advice so you too can become a successful affiliate marketer. I will see you on the inside.

Conclusion

If you have any questions leave a comment below and I will try to answer it for you. You can also contact me by email on frank@theultimatenewbie.com

I wish you all the best in your affiliate marketing endevours and I hope I can help you along the way inside the Wealthy Affiliate platform.