Financial Freedom Working From Home In 2 Simple Steps

Posted on December 11, 2007 
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Achieving financial freedom by working from home with an online business can take just 2 simple steps if you take a look at the big picture.

Note that simple does not necessarily mean easy.

Working from home and pursuing financial freedom with an online business can become simple after a while, but it still takes effort and commitment, which most people don’t find easy.

(Remember that simple is the opposite of complicated.)

Your final goal is to create one or more successful websites which rank high in search engines for the in-demand keywords that people use when looking for information online.

This will ensure a constant flow of visitors, which you can then convert into sales or clicks that will show up as a monthly check sent from Google, Chitika or another provider.

And in order to rank high, your site must have lots of quality content and incoming links from other websites which influence the ranking the most.

The two steps to achieve your goal, then, are:

1. Create lots of quality content.

2. Get external links pointing (links from other websites) to the content.

That’s it.

That’s the big picture of getting free search engine traffic night and day.

It’s easy to get lost in the massive amount of information available on the Web. Thousands of blogs and websites produce new articles and tips, trying to add more content to their websites and earn more money converting readers into sales.

Instead of looking for more information on HOW to achieve financial freedom working from home, you need to focus on DOING the most effective actions that will bring you the best results.

What you need is a strategy for bulding content and a strategy for building links.

3 Strategies Of Creating Quality Content

People online look for solutions, help, information, products to buy and so on. So your focus needs to be on providing what people look for.

You can learn more about creating quality content in one of my previous posts, but now let’s focus more on 3 effective strategies for writing useful articles.

a) Set up a schedule

One way to set up a schedule is to first do keyword research based on your chosen market niche and then decide how often you want to add a new article (based on a keyword) to your website.

My strategy for the last year was to:

For the website that is my main passion, I wrote the articles myself. For other websites, I outsourced them, mostly through Need An Article.

b) Write based on daily experiences

If you follow your passion when choosing your niche, then this strategy works really well.

In my case, I coached tennis on- and off-court, and every day something would come up that I needed to explain to the player(s).

So later I would write an article about that topic. This was (and still is) an inexhaustible source of ideas for my tennis website and blog.

Another source of ideas for the content are questions that people ask me through my online form. The content that I write based on those inquiries is of course laser-targeted and extremely useful to readers of the website.

c) Write based on news and events in your industry

There are many blogs related to financial freedom and working from home that follow this strategy.

You can check their RSS feeds and main news websites, and then write your own view of what you think about that topic.

This is another inexhaustible source of ideas—although I don’t like it that much since you rarely add something original to the Internet.

A Scheduled Link-Building Strategy

Building quality links to your site is crucial to your site’s success.

You can find some link-building strategies in my previous posts, but let’s try and break down the link-building into manageable time and task parts.

When you first start writing for your website or blog, you need to create some quality content before you look for links.

In the case of blogs, this step can be somewhat shortened since social bookmarking sites and other blogs don’t mind linking to a “young” blog if the post is very good.

But when building a large-content website that will enable you to work from home and eventually achieve financial freedom, you need to build at least 30-50 pages of good content before you go hunting for links.

Here’s a link-building strategy with a schedule that I often use:

a) Build 40 to 60 pages first (this is the first step in building content, as mentioned above), and then submit your site to major directories or blog directories. You can find the major directories I use in this post and blog directories in this one.

b) Submit 2 original or rewritten articles every week to ezinearticles.com targeting your homepage and one main page with the anchor text links from the resource box. Do this until you get links to all your main pages. After that, submit one article per month (or every 2 weeks) targeting one or two internal pages of your website.

c) Schedule 1 to 2 hours once a week to find reciprocal link partners.

d) If you have a blog, schedule 1 hour once a week to comment only on do-follow blogs. (those who pass pagerank)

e) Comment daily on all types of blogs (no-follow and do-follow) if you find interesting posts.

f) Once a week review your articles written in the past week and submit the best ones to social bookmarking sites.

g) When you have some free time, explore other ways of building links, like creating a Squidoo lens, posting in forums with a signature and so on.

How To Ensure A Long Term Motivation

Before you rush to implement these content and link building strategies, I’d like to share one tip I learned from Anthony Robbins.

Where most people eventually fail is when they create a to-do list. A to-do list sooner or later makes you feel that you HAVE TO do something, and this creates resistance.

Eventually you stop doing what you set out to do in the first place. The desire to be free from HAVE-TOs is so strong that we resist and fight even ourselves when we create a “have to-do” list.

That’s why you need to create a WHY list.

Why are you building links? What will you achieve with them? If it’s achieving financial freedom by working from home, then what’s so good about it?

Once you dig deep and find the true reasons why you are doing what you are doing, you’ll create a powerful and long-lasting motivation to drive you to complete sometimes boring and mundane tasks.

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This “Financial Freedom Working From Home In 2 Simple Steps” technique is basically a to-do list which, if followed as outlined above, will undoubtedly bring you online success.

What you need to do next is to take some time and discover your WHYs. Before you even sit down at your computer, know and feel your WHYs.

Why are you pursuing financial freedom? What are the benefits of working from home?

Find your own personal reasons, and the above 2 steps of creating content and building links will not become something that you HAVE to do (and resist doing).

Rather, they will be something you can’t wait to start doing every day.

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21 Responses to “Financial Freedom Working From Home In 2 Simple Steps”

  1. Brian Purkiss on December 12th, 2007 12:43 am

    Very nice post.
    Very well written and insightful.
    I learned a bit from it.

    What I’ve found that works pretty well is getting a nice custom layout and submitting it to design showcases. I have found many nice blogs that I am now subscribed to through design showcases.

    But I agree – the key is quality content.

    Thanks!

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  3. Pet Insurance Guy on December 12th, 2007 5:51 am

    Tomaz, I’m a bit curious about the article writing service you use. How much do you pay per article? I can’t imagine that you can have quality content for less than $6 per article ??

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    Tomaz Reply:

    Need-an-article (NAA) charges $5,52 for 300 to 550 word article and $9 for up to 750 word article. There is also a $9,95 monthly fee.

    There are some excellent writers at NAA, most are average and occassionally I get a poor article. Overall I am quite satisfied with NAA and I’m really looking forward to Choose a Writer feature soon to be announced.

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  4. DR on December 12th, 2007 1:26 pm

    Supplementing the -creating- quality content strategy shared by Tomaz above, I’d like to suggest maintaining some focus on -presenting- the quality content in an online environment (e.g., scannable titles & text, short & narrower paragraphs, a common thread woven-in, a summary or sorts to lead-off, etc.).

    DR

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  5. Henri on December 12th, 2007 5:24 pm

    Excellent article once again. I love reading about YOUR path to making money off of your websites.

    My request would be to make more posts like this. Maybe a timeline of how you started and got to where you are and just talk about how YOU did it and organize it in one post.

    That would be awesome! :)

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    Tomaz Reply:

    Henri,

    That’s a good idea. I thought about it before but I am somewhat hesitant since it will be a post about me instead of a post for you.

    I read a few books on preselling on the web and one of the keys to a successful website is to avoid “I” as much as possible.

    But maybe I can try a post as an experiment and see how it goes.

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  6. DwayneLattimore.com on December 13th, 2007 7:24 am

    I love this post man! It actually breaks a lot of things down simply! Question: I see that you have the ad for Site Build It……have you personally used this program? I hear a lot of good things about it but I’m kind of reluctant to spend $300 out the gate for something I’m alien to.

    Dwayne

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    Tomaz Reply:

    Hi Dwayne,

    Yes, I have 4 Site Build It sites and I plan to buy my fifth package now when there is a 2 for 1 special promotion. Hence, the special prize for the best commenter with a free site.

    I plan to review Site Build It in the next few weeks since this special promotion runs only once a year and now is the best time to buy it.

    In fact, you can pay $299 for 2 sites and then sell one on ebay or somewhere else and get yourself a 1 year free trial. ;)

    And trust me, you WILL undoubtedly earn more than $1 per day after one year to cover your expenses for the next renewal.

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  7. Henri on December 13th, 2007 7:37 am

    Nice!

    I have also read a lot about that but for me I’m always interested to how people succeeded and reading about their story.

    Keep it up :)

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  8. Dian on December 13th, 2007 10:31 am

    Hi Thomas,

    I would like to second on Henri’s post about your timeline of success. I like to read what others have been doing to propel their success.

    Also, if you don’t mind, please write on how you hire writers for your review sites. I’d like to hire writes for my next sites … the thought of writing countless reviews almost make me puke. But at the same time I don’t want to pay $$$ for writers who are going to write non-coherent articles like some SBIers complain about in the forum. Since you have many good experience hiring writers, I would appreciate if you can share your tricks to get decent articles.

    Okay, I’m off to buy SBI’s holiday promotion for my 3rd and 4th SBI site which will be review sites (inspired by your vacuum success).

    Thanks for having this blog. Your posts are very helpful.

    DIan
    (hoping a full time ‘almost passive’ internet income by the end of 2008)

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  10. DR on December 15th, 2007 12:47 pm

    Tomaz,
    I also second Henri’s suggestion. It’s enjoyable reading how the experts did what they did to “make it”. The preselling books…and their good intensions aside, “I” would be noticeably missing when reading “your” blog post on the path you took to success, as written by you.
    DR
    PS. After reading my previous comment, I seem to have left off “…as Tomaz does…” after the phrase …”maintaining some focus…”.

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  14. Vic on December 27th, 2007 4:08 pm

    Nice post and got my Zoom. Happy Holidays from Blogging Zoom!!!

    Vic

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    Tomaz Reply:

    Hey Vic,

    Thanks for stopping by and for the Zoom. Great job with your blog where I lurk from time to time. ;)

    Happy and prosperous year to you too!

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  15. Jerrick on December 27th, 2007 9:02 pm

    Hi Tomaz,

    Just curious on the following qns after reading this article.

    a) How fast do you recommend that we built the first 40-60 pages? I mean if I outsource to coders, that can be pretty fast. Due to fear of search engine penalization, do you think putting 3 articles per week is alright?

    b) Normally how do you priortise your pages building? Do you build the Tier 2 pages then tier 3 before moving on another Tier 2 pages then tier 3 ? or you build all tier 3 pages and tie them up all with the Tier 2 later?

    c) Do you start your links buildings after the first 40-50 pages? (as in article marketing and submission to major directories? can i assume that this will be about 3 mths from the creation of your website?)

    d) Lastly, if assuming one has chose a non-competitive niche, how long can one expected to see a traffic of 100-200 visitors?
    Thanks
    Jerrick

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    Tomaz Reply:

    Hi Jerrick,

    Good questions, I’ll try to share my experiences with this:

    a) If you have time, you can put all of them in one day. 40 pages at once for Google is nothing. ;) It’s more like 10,000 pages that would trigger some alarms. There are some sites with hundreds of thousands of pages indexed like ezinearticles.com which surely gets more than 50 new pages every day.

    b) Yes, I build 5 to 10 T2 pages and then maybe 4 to 5 T3 articles for each T2. It’s hard to tell which are ALL T2 pages since I usually test and tweak a little bit and sometimes change a T3 page to T2 or vice versa.

    c) Yes, after I have about 40 to 50 pages. If you outsource content, this can be 2 weeks after you start. (If you upload 5 pages per day for example)

    d) I would say 100 visitors after 3 to 5 months, 200 visitors maybe 6 to 9 months. Depends whether you got some really good links or you managed to rank high for a certain in demand keyword. (or not..) But if after 1 year you don’t have 200 visitors per day, you did something wrong.

    You “should” have around 100 pages of content and 10 to 15 T2 pages. Your site should be around pagerank 3+. That’s around 200 visitors…

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  16. Ron on May 24th, 2009 3:25 am

    This article clearly speaks to other issues that cause people to fail. One being, listening to every online With the gems on this site and SBI, this will be all that you need.

    I, started reading Dr Andy’s SEO newsletter as well, since you mentioned it.

    Other than those 3 resources, that’s all you need.

    Building a online business is just like building a offline business. No one has ever started a offline business and within 30 days, they had tons of cusomers.

    It takes time and patience, something that I am learning more and more about while building my business online.

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