Blog

Featured

What is the best Affiliate Marketing training?

Are you looking for the best affiliate marketing training so you can sign up for it?
Indeed I was searching for it online after I attended one affiliate marketing event locally and decided to find out more about it on the internet.

At the event, I almost sign-up for it but because of the organiser behaviour I did not take the offer. The speaker introduced their affiliate marketing program at first with more than 2 thousand dollar course fee but gradually he reduced to about 1 thousand dollar to attract people signing up. At first, I thought the training going to be held at weekend on the following week but due to my schedule I not able to make it. I spoke with the speaker/organiser any other day available for it to sign up but was informed no at all and they try to ask me to sign up on the spot.

Feeling not very flexible in their offering I left the venue and went home to search more about what affiliate marketing is all about. It was during that night when I google for affiliate marketing topic Wealthy Affiliate website shown up. After reading up the website introduction, I sign up for the free membership, since it is free for me to register.

Free Starter Membership To Learn Affiliate Marketing

I enjoyed the free startup lessons and find that Wealthy Affiliate give people the feeling of a honest company which I can trust. For the first 7 days, free starter member can use all the features of premium members entitlements like live chat with other members. Below is the chart showing the difference between starter free membership and premium membership:

 

Wealthy Affiliate different membership

For the first 7 days, I log in to Wealthy Affiliate for the free starter membership and witness how all the WA members interact with each other and motivate others to learn about the online marketing skill. I enjoyed the Wealthy Affiliate learning platform and started to know more about affiliate marketing topics. After the 7 days, I continue to use the starter membership without paying any single cent, but of course I missed all the premium features like live chat and other supports.

It was about one month later, I decided to sign up for the premium membership and to enjoy the cheaper discount rate I go for full year membership at US$359 which workout to be US$29.92 per month. This is much cheaper if I pay US$49 each month. I would encourage you to sign up for full year, if you are serious about creating your own business and this small investment is worth to take on.

Comparing this US$359 I paid for the full year premium membership at Wealthy Affiliate, with the one thousand dollar I would have paid for at the local event affiliate learning course, Wealthy Affiliate is much much cheaper. I like the best part is all the online courses can be self-learning, at your own pace and you decide when and how fast you want to learn about online business skills.


Wealthy Affiliate online training program teaches you how to setup your own website using WordPress platform, and guide you to get more traffic to your website. You just need to follow those steps provided at Wealthy Affiliate and you will get your website up and running within a very short time. I can guarantee that your website will be ready by the next day.

Click Here and I will bring you to the sign-up page for the free starter membership of Wealthy Affiliate.

Try it to see yourself how powerful the Wealthy Affiliate online training program will benefit you.

Wealthy Affiliate has a very large community you can tap on, to learn more about Affiliate marketing. Each day, members will post useful and tips on ways to improve your marketing skills. Affiliate marketing uses the principles of inbound marketing methodology, which is the direction most of the modern marketers using currently.

Inbound marketing is less intrusive than outbound marketing and it is the right marketing strategies we should adopt.

Learn Affiliate Marketing Training Through Video

There are many methods for you to learn about Affiliate Marketing at Wealthy Affiliate Online Platform, you can watch the process of making money online through video and have a better understanding of the whole process. Founder Kyle has prepared many useful video for you to learn and start making money.

As YouTube become popular, many of us often choose to watch other people do things in a proper way. I personally use YouTube for my learning on topics like Excel Power Pivot, How to Troubleshot My PC, etc. It is so much easy to learn from others by watching how they do it.

Content Creator SiteContent To Power Your Affiliate Marketing

When you become the member of Wealthy Affiliate, you have the access to its content creator called SiteContent. This is a wonderful platform for you to create content. Founder Kyle has a classroom training, teaching you how to Create Your Keyword Rich Content for SEO. Take a look at the video lesson. 

Kyle recommend us to create content with 500 to 3000 words with high quality content. This will help you to rank higher in Google. Wealthy Affiliate is always on the lookout for new ways of improving its platform for members to improve their Affiliate Marketing business.

SiteContent was only released in late 2017 and there are a lot of free photo and images you can use while creating your content. This makes our job so much easy and faster in creating our content with images.

What other people recommend for their Affiliate Marketing Training?

When you google, below are a list of the Affiliate Marketing Training providers you will find on the internet:

  • Wealthy Affiliate
  • SiteSell
  • Chris Farrel Membership
  • Affilorama
  • and many more

All of them have their unique strengths and capabilities and I believe they do provide good services and results, otherwise they should not be exist by now. I would suggest you pick one of them and try out yourself. Give it sometimes to see whether it work for you.

For any business or task to get result, you need to put in time and efforts. This apply for your online business like Affiliate Marketing. For me, I choose to use Wealthy Affiliate as my main training platform to grow my Online Business.  It is comfortable for me and value for money at this moment.

Feel free to check out all of them and use what you feel is good for you!

Successful Wealthy Affiliate Member Become Business Owner

There are many successful members of Wealthy Affiliate become business owner after they enroll with the training online, follow the steps and put in the efforts. They are now having own online businesses and teaching others.

Here is one of the members Dom Wells, owner of Human Proof Designs, which have been featured in many authority sites for their tremendous works. Have a look!

Why not sign-up for the free membership at Wealthy Affiliate and explore it yourself. It is absolutely free.  Go to my Home Page and visit the site.

 

The Google SEO Ranking Factors

How many times you have heard about the importance of SEO to increase traffic to your website and Google has many ranking factors you need to be aware of? And you wonder which one to follow and learn from?

Worry not. I would suggest you find some one or two, the most three factors which you can start with and work on it few months to see the result. After getting success, then move on to the other factors which you think will give us further boost in your traffic. By doing one-step at a time, you learn by doing.

Google SEO ranking factors

Keywords in the <title> page

This is one of the internal ranking factors which you can control directly. When you do it right, your ranking in the SERP will become much better. Your page title should reflect what is being written in your content, just like the title I have chosen for this article.

The title need to be relevant to your page copy and the words found in the <title> tag must also be found in the page itself.

Use Keyword Tool in Wealthy Affiliate to search for keywords that have high searches and less QSR competition.

Keywords in the Link Anchor Text

Use relevance keywords in your link anchor text to get higher ranking. Google will find your site more easily and it is an effective way to get more inbound links. You may use different variations of anchor text to get more  hits from different combinations of keywords.

Create Link Anchor Text for your visitors, not for the search engines. Therefore, do it naturally and let the readers feel comfortable reading your contents.

Page Loading Speed

Page speed is crucial to your SEO and you can make use of Google developer’s tool to check your score. Following the suggestion to fix the problems once you have completed the Page Speed test.

If your Mobile or Desktop speed is poor, mostly Google will ask you to eliminate the render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content. Not to worry about this suggestion. I have found the answer for you and you can visit WordPress Cub and follow the method.

Plagiarism

Google will penalise you if your content is similar to other people’s content. Therefore, it is important for you to ensure that your content is not being stolen or others do not have the same content as yours. One of the tools which I found very useful is Copyscape. It is an online plagiarism detection platform to help you look for content theft or similar content on the internet.

Copyscape is free to use only once a month, and you can sign-up for the Pro-version when you decide to use it for more times.

Make Your Website Mobile Friendly

As more and more people using their mobile phone to access internet for information, Google would like to tap on this opportunity and make the user feel at ease. Google love to make the user happy and therefore if your site has slow loading speed, or not friendly to the mobile user Google will not want to show up on their search engine result page.

You can check whether your website is mobile friendly by putting your URL at Google’s Mobile Friendliness Tool.

 

 

Importance of content creation at your site

Today I saw my site health turn to red, alerting me time to create new content on my onlinebusinessfor50.com to get more traffic to my website. It has been mentioning many times that we need to have fresh content creating at our website. Google search engine is always on the look up for new content in the internet world.

Without content or new article, google will not visit your website often and your website will tend to disappear when people searching for the related topic. Website with fresh content and ever green site will attract google to come.

So, what we need to do? 

Make it a habit to create new content each week. With practise, the ease of creating content become much easier and skill of doing it will also improved. And the habit of doing the thing you do each day, will remind you to do it each day. It become automatic process that you will do each day, without you knowing that you have created the content on your site.

Habit, habit, I love you 

Sing along the phrase above and you feel more relax and motivated to live another day, to pursue your dream which you longing to have with you, for the rest of your life.

Do what you love to do each day, and with each doing your love become much deeper and your love will flourish everywhere in your life, in each and everyone you encounter daily.

Live each day with Love

When you fill your mind with love, you feel your heart with passion and you will tend to offer help to others. Love, is the most important element in our dealing with others. When you have love, you forgot about the shortcoming, and have a passion heart to serve others.

Show your love to others now, do it now and stick with it forever, and never stop.

Ideas To Create Content On Your Website

Having difficulties to create content on your website and do not know what to write about? I have found some good ideas for you to consider from one of the Wealthy Affiliate member, Steve. He has wrote about a blog post on ways to generate blog post ideas to get attention. You can visit and review the post and benefit from it to get your brain juice flowing again for your content creation.

Delivering and Creating Values In Your Content

How do you create and delivering values to your target audience with your content?

Here are some of the effective approaches you can consider to put on your website. These are useful topics which searchers like to read and review:

  • Infographic
  • Video Series
  • New Tools
  • Interview Series
  • Slide Shows
  • How To Guide
  • Q&A
  • Webinar

How To Get On Page 1 On Google

I would like to suggest a method which I used currently to put my post on the first page of Google. Follow the steps which I outline here and go through the steps, and you will see your post get improve in ranking. Eventually it will reach the 1st page.

Here are the 6 steps you may follow:

  • Step 1: Go to Google Search Engine, key in this phrase how to get on page 1 on google.
  • Step 2: Copy the URL of those SERP appearing on Google 1st, 2nd and 3rd page.
  • Step 3: Paste them into an Excel sheet and sort SERP by the ranking.
  • Step 4: Start reading and analyse all contents written by SEO writers.
  • Step 5: Implement suggestion by top ranking writers. First with the one on position o and follow by rank 1, 2, 3…..
  • Step 6: Check Google ranking result, re-tune your content and improve further.

Step 1: Go to Google Search Engine, key in this phrase how to get on page 1 on google

Google is the number 1 search engine people use, it is the place people go to when they want to search for information they need. Therefore, it is important for you to know How To Get On Page 1 On Google. The method you use on Google Search Engine can be used on Bing and others as well, once you master all the techniques.

Remember not to put any quotation mark on the phrase, because most searchers do not use it when they type in their question inside search engine. Also, with this method you can reveal the true competition that are related to your content.

Step 2: Copy URL of those SERP appearing on Google 1st , 2nd and 3rd page

Most searchers will look at those SERP appearing on the 1st page, and they are some even will cover till 3rd page; with some extreme will scan through all the pages till the last. But mostly they read the content of those URL listed on front page.

Google search engine has become smarter day-after-day, and they will show you the relevant result and content to your question. There are ton of SEO specialist on the internet who will teach you how to get rank on Google. You can learn a lot from those writers appearing on the first 3 pages.

Step 3: Paste them into an Excel sheet and sort SERP by the ranking

Paste those URL you copied appearing on 1st, 2nd and 3rd page onto an Excel sheet and rank them according to their position appearing on the SERP. It is important for you to have a framework to work on and track your progress and result. Excel sheet has been widely used by company to monitor performance and report the result subsequently. It is a tool you can use in your ranking exercise.

In the Excel sheet, you can create various column with “SERP”, “Rank”, “Read”, “Implemented”, “Improved” to keep track of your action and progress. This is the method I used to keep myself on track to achieve higher ranking result on Google.

Step 4: Start reading and analyse all contents written by SEO writers

When I entered the title of this post, my post not even appear in all the 27 pages of the SERP on November 20th, 2017  because I have yet to implement those guidelines given by those SEO experts. The first post appear with featured snippet is Neil Patel “The Step-by-Step Guide to Improving Your Google Rankings Without Getting Penalised“.

Neil Patel Featured Snippet Posting

This position is name as Position 0 in the industry and is picked by Google to be highly relevant to the search phase, especially those DIY “How to” topic. It may attract searcher attention and encourage them to click your post, better than the Position 1 ranking number 1 on SERP.

Neil Patel is the expert in SEO ranking therefore I have no issue for him to rank on this 1st row of the SERP. He is indeed a genius in this highly competitive niche market. I learned a lot from this blog post. The steps that he highlighted here are relevant for you to take note of, when you want to get to Page 1.

Step 5: Implement suggestion by top ranking writers. First with one on position 0 and follow by rank 1, 2, 3…..

Knowing something but without any action is not going to work, especially in SEO industry. After reading those articles, you need to take action and put efforts on your content. As I said in earlier step, Neil Patel article has many useful tips for us to follow and implement. you need to analyse it and do those actions you deem relevant to your post and you have not done on your content.

Here are some of the suggestions by SEO experts:

Meta Title

Meta Title is very important for the searcher to identify what kind of content on your page. Google suggest that the characters length should not be more than 60. More than that, it will be cut off by Google during the SERP.

You can edit the Meta Title in your All-In-One SEO or Yoast SEO Plugins when you are using the WordPress Content Management System.

Try not to use words like “a”, “the”, “but”, “thus”, “if”, “an” in your Metal Title. These words will not help you. You can consider adding prefix (before) or suffix (after) to your title like words “buy”, “review”, “purchase”, “discount”, “coupon”, “deal”, “shipping”, “order”. Words like these may attract the eyeballs of the searcher to click on your post.

Meta Description

The Meta Description appears right below the Meta Title during the SERP when searcher found your page. Google recommend to keep the length less than 160 and you can edit your Meta Description in the All-in-One or Yoast SEO Plugins.

Some SEO specialists prefer to customize the Meta Description themselves, rather than leave it to Google for its own insertion. The Meta Description is not one of the ranking factors by Google, but certainly it may attract the searchers attention and motivate them to click on the SERP.

Link Building

In order to get rank well, you need to put external links and internal links within your page. These are essential elements Google look for when Google decide which page to put forward to the searcheres when they put in their keywords.

If you prefer to learn online, about How To Get Ranked number 1 On Google, you may consider to explore Wealthy Affiliate Online Course. On this online platform, you will be able to access various kind of modules to learn all about SEO.

Social Media Posting

With the popularity of Social Media platform, many people are using these social media for communication. They spend a lot of their times on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, etc. In order to reach out to them, you need to get yourself presence on all these platforms.

Once you created your content as a page or post, remember to post your content on your social media sites. This action will lead you to get found by the search engines faster.

Google Tools

Google has useful tools which you can utilize to make your site page rank higher. The Google Search Console (used to be Google Webmaster Tools) and Google Analytics are free tools provided by Google for all of us to use. Feel free to check them out and learn to use them effectively. Another important tool – Google Keyword Planner, is very useful for you to identify right keywords to use on your page.

After you have created your content, it is advisable to do a fetch as Google Search Console. This action will lead to faster index of your page/post and allow the search engine to find you in soonest time.

Step 6: Check Google ranking result, re-tune your content and improve further

With all the earlier 5 steps you have performed, the exciting part you wish to know is your ranking performance. This is the step you want to do now. Put in the phrase you wish to rank in Google search engine, see the ranking result. I hope the steps outline here will make your ranking improve one step, and you need to continue to climb further.

That is the only way to rank high and eventually reach the top.

See you at the top!!!

Excited about Wealthy Affiliate online course
I am excited to start my own business

Take note some advice may require you to sign-up for paid services, or you may visit my Get Started page to explore free membership I recommend to kick start your learning journey.

It is always helpful to learn from others as well. You may want to click on below book from Amazon to learn from Ben Norman, and he will teach you to get ranked to Page 1 on Google. Most importantly, Google will rank you when your content is relevant to what the keyword phrase searcher has input at the search box.


One important lesson the book teaches you, is the use of Organic SEO on your site. According to Google Webmaster guide, there are various elements you need to consider and master, in order to get your page rank highly on Google. You will know more, when you purchase the book from Amazon for further reading.

How To Get On Page 1 On Google

Creating useful contents helping reader is the most effective method to get rank by Google. When your content is love by Google, it will reward you with your content being displayed on the 1st page of Google search.

This article How to create pillar content Google will love, is going to help you tremendously in getting more traffic to your website. Have a read and apply what you learn from the article.

How To Find Business Idea

Every business start with an idea, and from there it slowly grows into a big business. How do you find your business idea? This has always been a challenging issue many people faced when they want to start their business. They spend times thinking about it, check on the internet or asking around, day dreaming and at the end never start the business at all.

Finding business idea
I wish to share with you what I learned from other experts, How To Find Business Idea for your online business and turn it into a profitable business. With the following 5 simple steps, you can start your online business at ease:

Step 1: Choose the correct type of “Online Business”

The perfect type of “Online Business” I find out, is creating and selling “digital teaching products” online. What is Digital Teaching Products? You may want to ask me. It is actually referring to e-books, online courses, online memberships, and all the related products or services that can be done online. Importantly, all these digital teaching products teach people to solve a specific problem or get a specific result from your product.

For example, you can write a 100-page e-book and sell it online. Many people are starting to do this and some of them took only 3 weeks to complete their e-book and they can continue to sell it for 10 years or more, and help them earn US$100, 000 in sales for a year. It is in fact a very profitable business to start your online business.

As long as your business idea is helping people to solve their problem, people are willing to buy from you. Business ideas like relationship problem, health issue, improve productivity, expand business, widen social networking skills, get fit, and much more are hot topics you can write about in your e-book or creating contents on your blog and website.

Other business ideas you can consider:

  • teaching people to play poker
  • how to plan their weddings
  • teach your parrot to talk
  • how to solve your erectile problem
  • how to be successful with women/men
  • search engine for video streaming services (like JustWatch)
  • book review sharing site (like Goodreads)

For those from Singapore, you may want to read about this article “10 Real Ways to Earn Money Online Singapore” posted on SGJobs.org giving you some business ideas. My favorites are “Start Your Own Blog and Monetize” and “Affiliate Marketing”. Let’s start to create your own destiny now.

Step 2: Find Your Genius And Share With The World

Every one of us is created differently and we have our own unique strengths which other do not have. Find it and show it to others. No one can be better than you and only you are capable of doing it yourself. The moment you were born is uniquely different from others. The timing, date, surrounding, parent, environment and all around you are unique and special. No one in this world has the same experiences and encounter you have in this world. You are special, you are unique, therefore show to the world all these differences.

Like me, I am good in running and I can share with others and teach and guide others how to run faster, longer and better. When creating content on running, I can include products related to running on it and start selling those products. If I wish to expand my professional services, I can conduct running lessons for others. All these business ideas can turn into a profitable business online.

Currently, I know a lot about creating website and know where to host my website and what are the best online affiliate marketing course people can learn from. I can refer them to all these sources and earn commission from it. It is called affiliate marketing business model. This kind of business is getting popular and everyone can start with it at very low cost and do it at their own time and schedule.

Step 3: Target Your Audience For Your Online Product

There are billion of people on the internet and all of them have their unique needs and wants. It is difficult to fulfill every one of them. Each of them wants products or services that cater to their own needs. Therefore, you need to solve their problems in order to win them to buy your online product.

When people are searching product online, they want something that able to solve their problems, the products or services that serve their needs. It is important that you create product specifically for certain group of people, not to sell your product to every one in this world. The more specific you target those people you want to solve their unique problem, the higher chance for them to buy from you.

For example, you want to help those people who are 50 years old and above, and have loss their job and want to create their own business without taking much business risk. You need to find their pain point and find a suitable solution to meet their needs. Only when your solution matches to their want, they will be willing to listen and buy your product.

Some of them called this narrowing your niche to those people who are highly to buy from you, instead of selling to everyone in this world. This is a smart strategy to adopt, even in the corporate business world.

buy your products

Step 4: Creating An Online Product People Want To Buy

If your product is not what people want to buy, there is no point of creating it. Knowing what product people already want to buy, it is a very important concept you need to understand. Focus less on what you want to teach for your digital teaching product, and more on what people already want to buy.

There is one resource which you need to tap on, it is called Google. Google has very powerful tool you can use to find what people want. By researching on Google, you will find out what product people already want to buy. Other than google, I also discovered other tools which I am using right now to do my research and utilize all these tools for my online business. Feel free to check it out these tools I am using now, even this article was written by one of the tools inside this wonderful platform. You may click below banner to discover what I am using.

Step 5: Use A Proven Blueprint To Start Your Online Business

Have your heard people talking about “Do not reinvent the wheel”? This is true in the business world, especially when you have limited budget and do not have much time to waste. A lot of businesses failed because they want to create new thing from their raw idea. It is good to have your original idea which no one have in this world, but it will take you a lot of your times and resources.

Tablet’s idea was not from Apple originally. The product concept were developed and came up from other companies before Apple, but Apple managed to get the idea and make improvement on it. This is one way we can create our online business by leveraging on other existing resources on the internet.

I have a proven blueprint which I discovered when I was searching for Affiliate Marketing business to start with. You can check it out and sign-up for free as starter membership to explore all the tools in the platform. Once you are comfortable with this proven blueprint which hundred thousands of members already on board, you can move up your value to be premium member anytime. Click below banner to get the blueprint.

Keyword Research SEO Tool

There are many keyword research SEO tools in the market and many people have difficulties finding the right tool for their use. It is the same for me when I research on the internet, various types of keyword tools appear when I google it. One of the tools which I discovered is Jaaxy, the best keyword research platform you should use to increase your SEO traffic. Jaaxy is truly the ultimate tool you can utilize to research your keyword/market/niche category you wish to embark on.

Thousands of websites want to make it big online but they fail to achieve their goals. Why?  It is because site owners have created their sites blindly, without conducting proper keyword research. To be successful online, they need to use the right keywords in their content, title page, meta description, and knowing what is search engine optimization (SEO).

Jaaxy allow you to know what are the competition out there for a particular keyword. Know how competitive the keyword is will lead you to plan your content effectively. The success of your online activities will greatly enhance if you know what keyword to use in your content writing. Jaaxy will help you to rank higher in Google search, when your target searcher type in those keywords you have found in Jaaxy.

Jaaxy keyword research tool

With Jaaxy keyword research tool, you will be able to target the right keyword to be used and use it to rank your content on Page 1 of the google search engine. It help you to gain mindshare on the internet when you target a particular niche market. When you do your SEO due diligence, your google ranking and popularity will go up.

Comparing Jaaxy with below list of keyword tools, you will know why I choose to use Jaaxy as my sole keyword research SEO tool. The following tools lack the width of knowlegge Jaaxy bring you and give you the cutting edge in driving the traffic to your website and thus increase your income earning power.

  • keyword planner
  • keyword tool
  • wordtracker
  • wordstream
  • secockpit
  • google keyword planner
  • moz analytics

With the right keyword tool, you are able to find out what are the popular keywords used by the searchers. Using these keywords, you can put them in your content to drive more traffic to your website. The success of your online business will greatly enhanced and you will be able to reach out to these searchers. Content is king and keyword is the queen. Without the keyword (queen), the king will not come.

I will show you the way to make it easier for people to find your website, and help you to convert casual visitors into active buyer of your products/services. You can click on the Jaaxy banner above and it will show you the simple steps to create success for your online business.

The importance of keyword strategy cannot be ignored and it is with the use of right keyword tool you will be able to drive traffic to your website and encourage them to take any action you want them to do at your site. Using Jaaxy keyword tool I recommended here, you can avoid and remedy search engine traps.

I have written a Jaaxy Review Page for you to consider the usefulness of Jaaxy in helping you to gain more traffic to your site. Do have a read and drop me a comment so I can share with others as well.

Use Keyword Qualifiers

Study has shown that with the right keyword qualifiers in your title, the chances for searchers to click on it is higher. Below are some of the common keyword qualifiers you may consider:

  • time/date:   e.g. 2001, December, Morning
  • price/quality:   e.g. cheap, best, most popular
  • intent:   e.g. buy, shop, find
  • location:   e.g. Houston, outdoor, online, Singapore

How to get more readers to my blog?

When you have content but no one come to read it, how? what should you do?

Performing SEO Audit

You may need to do a SEO Audit of your website. I found an article written on Search Engine Journal “How To Perform an In-Depth Technical SEO Audit” very relevant to this topic. Have a read and pick up the important pointers from the article.

Some of the tools you may want to explore further are:

It is okay. I will guide you the way as I have learned from the internet. One effectively way is to build relationship with successful and important people in your chosen field. They would like a lot of followers in reading their contents and you can build on their networks.

To reach out more readers, you must focus on engagement and build real, mutually beneficial relationship with them. Only then, the readers will come and read your content. You can also learn from expert Michael Stelzner of his Advanced Blogging techniques – How to Make Your Blog Serve Your Business Needs.

Improve Your Website Design To Get More Readers

When your website design is not effective and easy for the readers, they tend not to continue reading your articles and may leave your site within few seconds. I have came a cross an article by Andy Crestodina from Orbit Media. He teaches us the 27 tips to design your website that works.

Here, I extract few pointers which you can refer and when you have more times, go through the article and have a full review.

1.  Use descriptive, key phrase and focused headline

Reader will decide whether to continue reading, by looking at your headline. If it is relevant to their needs, they tend to continue their read further down your article. The headline need to be descriptive and tell the readers what is it about your article.

There are various articles on Copyblogger which teach you how to write magnetic headlines. You may have a read inside and pick up good tips from those articles.

Popular marketing company MOZ also has good tip to guide you in writing irresistibly worthy headlines you can apply. I found it useful and would like to share it with you here.

2. Use People Pictures

I like the phrase “from the time we were born, we gaze at faces more than anything else”. This is so truly that we human like to see faces of other people and this is one reason Facebook is so popular.

Use real people photos instead of stock photos. Real people pictures are more genuine and build stronger trust.

3. Use Arrows As Visual Cues

A simple arrow can be very powerful in getting your visitor to look at the element on your page. By pointing it with an arrow, your reader is likely to notice it and read about it.

Answer Those Questions Your Searcher Asking

One of the ways to get content idea is, answer those questions your searcher is asking. When searcher come to the internet and go to Google search engine, they are looking for an answer to their question. If you can provide the useful and right answer to them, you win them over.

In order to provide the answers to those questions, you need to identify what are those questions searchers likely to ask on the internet. One useful resource you can turn to, is at Answer The Public. You will get many ideas when you check this website.

Worry About Ageing Population In Singapore

Singapore population is getting old and government is worrying about ageing population related issues. Recent released figure in September 2016 reported that there are 13.7% of citizens were aged 65 and above. This is about 750 thousand of seniors in the whole population of 5.6 million. The figure may become 2 million (38%) by 2050. Scary, isn’t it?

Aging Population Singapore

As we grow old, all kind of sickness will come and health care related expenses will also increased. For the country, the government will be burden with all the health care costs as a nation. It is forecast that in 2030, there will be 2.3 working-age citizens for every citizen aged 65 and above.

The workforce obviously become much smaller if there is no increase in birth rate and foreigners are being restricted to come into Singapore. This kind of scenario implies that tax collection from the working adult is not able to support the ageing senior citizens. Government will not have sufficient tax collection to sustain the nation expenses.

Aging Population Issues in Singapore

Singapore Government has setup the National Silver Academy (NSA) to offer seniors aged 50 years and above taking up courses. Courses will be conducting at its network of post-secondary education institutions and community-based organisations. Seniors can choose from any of the 6 categories below:

  • Health & Wellness
  • IT & Science
  • Ageing & Life Skills
  • Humanities
  • Finance & Business
  • Media, Arts & Design

Even in Canada, more people are entering into the retirement phrase of their life. Here is the article recently talking about the Retirement nest eggs cracking, many of them started to realize that they need more income to sustain their living expenses. Some decided to go back working, others who are fortune to have money build their own business. How about you? Have you thought about it when you reach retirement age?

Government has been working hard coming up with a lot of action plan, to encourage a more successful ageing life style among the seniors. Subsidies for the courses and no exam is required for the participants, all these arrangement is to get more seniors to take up the offer.

However, I find that there is something lacking in all these arrangement. By offering courses for the seniors to take up and learn new things, what are they going to do with the increased in knowledge and skill sets? Knowledge gain in the mind but do not apply it in our daily life become a memory store in our brain.

If there is a way for the seniors to earn additional income, after completing a course and able to apply what they learn to make a living out of it. Will this be more useful and reduce the burden on the government to support the health care cost, if the seniors are able to self-support by themselves?

Singapore government support

Only Way To Help Ourselves When We Are Old

According to United Nations, global population aged 60 and above is growing fast and there were 841 million in 2013. This figure should have increase further by now and it is forecast to reach 2 billion in 2050.

All nations are facing the same issue relating to population getting older, and do you think the government have enough resources to take care all of us? The only way we can help ourselves is to prepare now for our future.

I am using Wealthy Affiliate Online Platform to create my own online income generation and in times to come, I will be able to support my own healthcare expenses when I grow old. Wealthy Affiliate offer Online courses to teach you how to make money online and provide basic free membership for anyone wish to learn. You can sign up for premium membership once you are familiar with the Online platform.

Seniors have many years of experiences which can share with others and use their experiences to make money online. Wealthy Affiliate teach you to find your niche and market your niche experiences to others. By sharing your experiences and at the same time generating online income for you, this is what I wish to see it happen in Singapore.

When the seniors able to support themselves, even with smaller young working population and reduced tax income from the young, the government will not be burden anymore with the health care costs.

Singapore government has said it could not tackle the problem alone. Therefor, as a citizen of Singapore, we must help our nation by providing good solution to reduce the tax burden on the younger generation and helping the seniors to live a fulfilling lives and age well.

less debt for government

Let’s us share with others about the Wealthy Affiliate Online Platform. When you help 10 of them, and each one of those 10 help another 10 each, the multiplication of 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 …. effect can reach million of them in total.

Do you want to know, what are the aspirations of an older Singaporean? You can visit his article on Population SG and read about it. I like particularly one statement he mentioned in the article, “People who are self-employed are not subject to mandatory retirement. They are the lucky people.” Do you want to be that lucky person? I would suggest that you start to plan your online business from now. How to start your online business? Visit my “Get Started” page and sign-up for the free starter membership and learn all the techniques you require to know by starting your business and be the lucky person you want to be.

Driving Taxi or Grab As We Grow Old

In Singapore, cars are expensive and one option for older generation can consider is driving Taxi or Grab to supplement our daily expenses. Singapore is a city state and population is rather dense. Therefore, the opportunity to provide transportation services is there. However, you need to prepare facing all kind of riders on board your vehicle.

This option is for people who enjoy driving and have licence to drive. If you do not have this criteria, Online business could be an option you wish to explore.

Starting A Business at 50

Is starting a business at 50 years old too late? Will I lose out to younger generation since there are less years for me to fall back on? What is the success rate for seniors like me to start a business?

When I learn that Wealthy Affiliate allow me to start my business at this age and the capital and resources I needed is very minimum, I was so happy and excited for many days. I couldn’t stop thinking about how wonderful my life will be, when I have my own business.

It is not too late and surely possible to create your own business even though you are 50 years old. In fact, it is better to have your own business at this age. Why? Because by this age you would have accumulated a lot of working experiences and have plenty of real life knowledge with you. You would have seem many businesses gone through the up and down, and will be able to handle all the hiccups in case any issue arises.

Starting a business at 50

By having your own business, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to utilise your knowledges and experiences in wide range of areas and business segment. There is no limit on how you are going to handle the business scale and what level of business you wish to participate with. You decide how you are going to run your own business and create the vision you want your company to be. Sound exciting isn’t it? If yes, you should never miss this good opportunity to start your own business.

Once you decide to have your own business, you need to decide which kind of business platform you wish to start with. There are huge kind of businesses you can consider to setup, but do not forget about your online presence. To succeed in this internet new world, you must let people find you and know you. Conventional business talk about getting traffic to your store, if you are in retail. Office setup will need sales people to promote and introduce products and services to others. With the interconnected world like today, almost everyone has access to the internet. You need to establish your online presence for your business, the moment you setup the business.

How to go about getting your company be heard online? Come and visit my “Getting Started” page and you will discover there are so many useful tips for you to kick start your online presence. With your online presence, you can reach your potential customers 24/7 and extend into many countries around the world.

You are never too odd to have your own business. Many seniors have done it and I believe you too can make it. Take a look at these successful seniors who have achieve wonderful business in their late life.

Business Ideas for you to start

You can consider to start a business focusing on the greying population. Many developed countries have this problem and they are in need of more healthcare workers. If you can help to eliminate this concern, your business will be in high demand. 

At Senior Service Business, you can find profitable idea to serve the senior citizen with your home-based business. Check it out today and start your own business to fulfill your dream of owning a business.

To give you an idea of an online store, whereby you can sell products targeting on seniors, you can visit website at Haf Box. This online retailer was setup by Mrs Eugenia Yeo in 2012 to offer those products she found lacking in the market. She has been doing well for her online business.

Public hospitals, community hospitals and nursing homes will require various products and services to support the aging population. Your company can help these organisation to fulfil their obligation or supplement their services. Caring for Seniors are in big demand for many countries and the government usually have various subsidies to support them, your company can tap those schemes and provide the necessary products and services to meet the demand.

You can consider to provide active lifestyle among the seniors, offering products and services to keep them active and fit for their growing age.

Helping Seniors

If you have a good heart and want to help seniors to live comfortable without any worry in their old age, I can help you on that mission. I have learn a lot from Wealthy Affiliate and wish to share it to those till have not found this wonderful community. Wealthy Affiliate will teach you how to reach out to more people on the internet, and guide you to have your online business and create your passion in your heart in helping others.

When you know that you can help others, especially those that are close to you and dearer to you, you will feel energise and have more power to face each day. It gives you the hope and dream for each day forward.

Seniors Doing Business Online

It is actually more convenient and many benefits for seniors to setup business online. Less times will be wasted on your travelling time from home to office and back. As seniors, the body movement is usually less flexible moving from place to another. With online business, you can do your business at home and save all the hassle of climbing steps and ladder to reach your office.

High speed internet connection is widely available at most homes, and the internet allows you to reach any country in the world within second of connection. What you publish on your website and products offering, can be reached and accessed by anyone at every corner of the world, when they find you online. Millions of potential customers are waiting for you to explore within the reach of your online presence.

Go for it and reach out to all these potential clients. With your products and services that cater to their needs. Helping those find you online to solve their problems and needs.

My personal preference of starting a business at the age of 50 years old and above, or for senior citizens wish to setup own business, is go into online business. This is the new trend in our modern world as more people are using their smartphones or tablets to access information. When you have a business online, people can find you online and you will have opportunity to connect with them.

Resources On Internet Helping Seniors to Start Business

There are resources on internet you can turn to for help, one of them I found today is Jeff William, founder of BizStarters. He has setup online service to coach older entrepreneurs to start their businesses.

According to him, older business owners tend to treasure flexibility in their work schedule than younger generation. They have gone through the corporate world and some of them have achieved success in their career. These older entrepreneurs have been there, done that, already managed people and they would like to grow a company without employee.

Povinelli, Founder of Dainty Wrist Jewelry, setup her online business selling all kinds of bracelets for the small-boned. Her aim is not to have a lot of money and big house but to be with her grandkids and enjoying the business.

James Glay, finally started his business at 59, after collecting vintage musical instruments for many years and setup Crash Boom Bam (now Vintage Drums And More) when he was laid off by his ex-company.

You can learn a lot from these senior citizen, how they setup their online business and witness there are many business ideas you can consider.

Learn Data Science For Your Online Business

There have been a lot of talks about the usefulness of Data Science for businesses, and I wish to focus on the use of it for our Online Business. You can use Data Science to predict whether the niche business you plan to enter, has the sufficient volume to generate the income you wish to get.

Data Science is getting hotter each day and it is spreading everywhere in the business world. It is one of the skills IT professional need to learn and master in this modern day and is considered the hottest job for IT specialist. The salary for Data Scientist is also one of the highest among the rest, if not above the average.

According to Robert Half’s tech guide, the salary is at least US$100,000 in their Technology  2018 Salary Guide. If you are IT professional, you really need to know Data Science and master this skill set as soon as you can. Want to know more about the reasons of learning Data Science? Visit this post at ThoughCo.

While you learn about Data Science, it is important that you put that into practice and share your skill and knowledge with others. You can learn how to do it by creating your well designed website and high traffic generator. Visit my “Get Started page” and realize your dream today.

Take a look at Data-Mania, a website created by Lillian Pierson teaching others about Data Science and Big Data knowledge. If you want to do the same and create your own version of Data Science’s website. Get my recommendation at previous paragraph and start a website of your own.

Creating new possibilities for Sales and Marketing

More and more companies are using Data Science to help them managing their customer experience. Sales and marketing professionals love to make data-driven decisions to engage prospects and customers in order to generate more business for them.

With greater intelligence data and right analysis, sales and marketing can target a higher quality prospect and close the deal effectively.

online university
Online platform to start your own business

When you are learning about Data Science, you will come across Machine Learning this topic. According to Google current chairman Eric Schmidt, machine learning enable computers to become smarter and customize to our needs. In order to teach the computers, you will need to give it the right algorithms. You may visit this site to know the common types of Machine Learning Algorithms.

Microsoft has an online platform Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio which you can sign up and use it for your business analysis. You can integrate R programming into it and customize the report you want. Watch the series of video by Microsoft  targeting Data Science for Beginners.

Keen to create your own video like Microsoft to teach others about Data Science? Visit my Home Page to sign up for the Online course.

When you acquire the knowledge of building your own website, you can use it to generate interest from your followers to your niche market. Many websites like Data Science Central has fully utilize the powerful effect of web presence and create Online resources for Big Data practitioners to connect with them. You can do the same with your website created using the platform I suggested.

Google started its own machine learning program many years ago and it has its own technology and platform you can tap on. Here is the video from Google Cloud Platform about the 7 steps of Machine Learning you can view it on your own time at home.

Google has an official blog for Machine Learning. It has plenty of useful information you can refer and learn about this new and upcoming technology. Google want more people to know more about Artificial Intelligence and has also created learning resource at Learn with Google AI.

If you want to use Google Machine Learning Tool, you can visit TensorFlow and explore its features. I find it has a lot of information for us to learn about Machine Learning, giving you another perspective apart from Microsoft Azure ML.

Build e-commerce site

There has been a lot of talking that Asia will be the e-commerce centre in the coming years. With 60% of the world population coming from Asia, the market is huge for any company wish to enter into the e-commerce. In particularly the mobile commerce, the shift towards mobile transaction is increasing rapidly.

New generation of customers like to shop online and this trend is impacting those brick-and-mortar shops in the market. To stay in the game, companies need to create their online channels. Want to learn how to create your e-commerce site? Visit my “Get started” page and sign up for the free membership.

online university

Traditional food and beverage (F&B) industries are going digital and they need employees knowing how to manage or setup e-commerce site. Wealthy Affiliate has been providing all the online lessons for any individual keen to learn the necessary skill sets to master the e-commerce business. I strongly suggest you enrol for the free membership at Wealthy Affiliate and to equip yourself the knowledge of digital age.

With the e-commerce site, company is able to engage its customer digitally. There is a trend call “click and collect”, whereby customer go online to do their shopping and later pick up their goods at the physical outlets. By encouraging customers going to the physical store, it offers many opportunities for the store to upsell.

The potential of e-commerce portal is huge and growing. Recently, Singapore-based company Migme bought over Indonesian e-commerce site Shopdeca and is also considering to partner with Lazada in near future. We expect to see more of companies coming onboard the e-commerce portals within the next 2 years.

The e-commerce market in India is also heating up, global companies like Alibaba and Amazon are against local players Flipkart and Snapdeal. Recently Alibaba even setup its business school outside China, in Singapore to teach businessmen about the e-commerce skill. The programme could cost you S$8,000 with 3-day of lessons at one of the local universities in Singapore and  another 3-day at another China university. This S$8,000 do not include your flight and accommodation costs.

Will you pay >S$8,000 to learn about e-commerce skill?
I strongly encourage you to learn from our Wealthy Affiliate Online platform. At first you can sign up for free membership to experience the suitability of the online course, and subsequently upgrade to premium membership with free hosting included.

Helping Local SMEs Go Into e-commerce

Two companies in Singapore, Singtel and DBS have joint forces to come up an e-commerce website for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to market their products on 99SME.sg website. It is free listing for SMEs at this moment to encourage them adopting new e-commerce technology.

How about creating your own e-commerce website? You can sign-up for the free starter membership at my site and learn all about its features, do it yourself and see what benefits it can bring to your business.

Using Instagram To Build Your E-commerce Brand

Since the growing popularity of Facebook, many new social media companies are coming on board in the market. New one like Instagram is getting hot and many people have started using it for business-related promotion.

Neil Patel has an article teaching you How To Build Your E-commerce Brand Using Instagram. Do take a look and get insight from his advice.