Once a Week Newsletter #21 – Amplify Your Reach with Podcasts, Landing Pages, Plus 9 Ways to Make Money Online (and more!)

Once a Week Newsletter #21
9 Ways to Make Money Online, FB Business Pages, and more!

Welcome to another edition of the Once a Week Newsletter! This is Lucky Number 21 (Blackjack!)

As I write this, it's Tuesday , February 23, 2021.

It's COLD and WET. But NOT SNOWY. So, no shoveling this week πŸ™‚

We do have planes falling out of the sky, horrible weather in Texas and the nation, and COVID-19 is still a thing.

But hopefully, come this summer, we will be a little bit back to normal.

PREDICTION: We will see an economic BOOM the likes you and I may have never seen before. All before 2021 is over. Mark my words.

So…be ready with stuff to sell into that economic upturn!

Alright, onto this Lucky Number 21…

Podcast Promotion: 5 Ways to Amplify Your Podcast Reach
In podcasting, competition is growing. It’s critical to make sure your podcast promotion strategy is designed to cut through the noise.

How to Create a Twitter Landing Page
Find out how Twitter landing pages fit into your social media marketing strategy, learn what works best, and get inspired by real examples.

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Publishers, curation and algorithms
Publishers take two risks to bring new ideas to the world. (And I'm talking about any middleperson: a gallerist, a TV network, a movie studio, a label; they're all publishers).

9 Ways To Make Money Online – BizWeb eGazette
You don't have to use them all, but when you combine even a handful of these, they can add up to a nice full time income.

Let me know in the comments if you're enjoying these weekly newsletters. And if you're not subscribed, you can sign up here.

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6 Easy Ways to Optimize Your Facebook Business Page in 2021
Whether you have a well-established FB page or you’re just starting, follow this list to optimize your profile to get the best results for your business in 2021.

As always, make it a great day whatever day it is for you!


Four Life Hacks that Actually WORK!

I consider myself a productivity expert. After all, I have 4 kids, a wife, a business, and a plethora of hobbies and responsibilities.

I couldn't get anything done if I didn't employ some time-saving or productivity-enhancing life hacks.

Now, I know a lot of people have soured on the term, “life hack.” “Life hacking” is also a no-no.

But call them what you want – they are ways to get more shit done in less time.

That's it. More shit done in less time.

There's also another well-known term in productivity circles (also in the self-help niche): The Miracle Morning.

That started out as one dude's way to start his day off right. It became a book, then sub-books, and finally a movement. Yes, it became…a thing.

I firmly believe in morning routines. But I also believe in afternoon routines and evening routines.

But that's for another day.

No matter. Here are 4 things I do every day to boost my productivity and wring out all 86,400 seconds of every day.

  1. Unlike most mere mortals, I do NOT put my pants on one leg at a time. Nope. I get up on my bed, lie down, and put my pants on, both legs at a time. Ditto for shoes.
  2. I brush my teeth and shave in the shower.
  3. I have a “pile” of shirts I wear each day. I take the top one and put it on. I don't waste time deciding “what to wear.” Some days, of course, I wear something over the shirt, but only if I'm cold. I do the same for pants, socks, and underwear. Hey, I'm a simple guy.
  4. I create what I call a “to-DONE” list at the end of the day, right before bed. First, I check off what I accomplished that day. Then I write down the three things I want to accomplish the following day.

They sound quaint and easy. But they work. I've been doing these things every day for about 40 years πŸ™‚

How much time do they save? #1 and #2? Probably 5 minutes, max. #3 could save 30 minutes!

The biggest time (and mind-) saver is #4 – I've found writing down the three things to be vitally important to getting shit done and feeling a lot better about what I did today.

If you want more tips like these, let me know!

Once a Week Newsletter #20 – Netflix & Chill, Stop Words, Newsletters, and more!

Netflix, marketing, SEO, and more!

Welcome to another edition of the Once a Week Newsletter! This is Number 20, in case you're keeping track. Even if you aren't, it's a nice round number, right? LOL

As I write this, it's Tuesday , February 16, 2021. It snowed over the 3-day weekend, so you know what that means!


Oh, and playing in the snow. That was fun. Shoveling wasn't bad, either. I mean, it was less than a foot of snow over (primarily) two days.

Alright, onto this week's newsletter…

15 Beyond-the-Obvious Films and Shows Every Marketer Should Watch on Netflix
Here are 15 beyond-the-obvious films, documentaries, and shows every marketer should watch on Netflix to boost your creativity, vision, and motivation.

Bottom Line: Get your Netflix & Chill on, baby! There's a lot of great marketing content there.

Google: Stop Worrying About Stop Words Just Write Naturally
A couple of weeks ago, the SEO industry couldn't stop talking about stop words. SEMrush posted a list of “SEO stop words” and the community began buzzing. John Mueller of Google even responding saying on Twitter, “I wouldn't worry about stop words at all; write naturally.”

Bottom line: I've been saying this for at least ten years–write for humans. Google's bots are getting better at behaving like a human, so you should too.

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How to Create Real Estate Newsletters That Sell – 11 Tips & Examples
Make 2021 your year. Learn how to create real estate newsletters that not only look good but also drive sales; see our tips and real estate newsletter examples.

Bottom line: Newsletters are a great way to engage with your email subscribers. You can sell through them, too, in a completely non-salesy way.

Let me know in the comments if you're enjoying these weekly newsletters. And if you're not subscribed, you can sign up here.

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How to Make an Email Newsletter That Builds Trust and Drives Leads
Damn near every marketer uses email as a marketing channel. So how do you make an email newsletter that stands out from the crowd?

Bottom line: See above πŸ™‚

16 Marketing Tactics That Work in 2021
The title says it all.

That's it for this week. I hope it's warmer where you are.

If you're in the South or the East or the Midwest, you're probably out of power and can't read this thing.

Anyway, make it a great day!


Total Traffic Review

Hey all, I just did a review of an internet marketing product called “Total Traffic.”

I'd love it if you took a look at it.

It's the first product review I've done. It actually took a lot of courage to get back in front of the camera.

It's been a long time…I used to do training videos and live presentations all the time, but since I moved, I haven't really done anything video-related.

So please give it a look. I'd appreciate it.

Here's a brief summary of the review:

Total Traffic teaches 15 methods for generating traffic to any link you want to promote. I found it very well done. Some of the methods were new to me, which is kind of surprising since “I've seen it all.”

Clearly, I haven't. But one thing I'm really good at is blogging. And that's why I included 5 bonus reports on how to drive traffic to your blog.

I like the product. The bonuses make it even better, IMHO.

Total Traffic – check it out.

From the YouTube video:

Hi there! I wanted to share with you an exciting information product called “Total Traffic.” It's got 15 free methods you can use to drive traffic to any site. I've been in the internet marketing game for a long time and I have to be honest: I didn't know about some of these methods.

So you should take a look – https://bonuscrate.com/g/9091/91075/​ What I do know a LOT about is blogging. It is one of the 15 methods they share in Total Traffic. For me, this was a “DUH!” moment because–of course!–blogging is a GREAT way to drive traffic to your offers, whether you're a product creator, publisher, or affiliate marketer.

In that light, I'm offering a few bonuses if you purchase Total Traffic through my affiliate link (https://bonuscrate.com/g/9091/91075/​).

You can see them all right here – https://bonuscrate.com/g/9091/91075/​

The MOST IMPORTANT thing you can do if you're a budding internet marketing pro is to learn how to drive traffic. You want to be able to send qualified, targeted traffic to any offer you make. It's like mailbox money except it's “traffic money.” Get it today and get all my bonus material that is specifically targeted to getting more traffic to your blogs.

From the Bonus page:

I'm a big fan of the CTPM system. It stands for:

  • Content
  • Traffic
  • Pre-sell
  • Monetize

All online businesses depend on the 4 pillars above. 

Where most marketers fail, especially bloggers, is in the traffic department.

They build GREAT content but nobody ever reads it. Know why?


Well, you never have to worry about zero traffic ever again if you pick up Total Traffic today.

In it, you will learn 15 traffic-getting sources and how to use them. And they're all FREE!

Of course, I won't spill all the beans. I can't tell you all the sources. But I will tell you this:

Blogging IS one of them. And since I'm a blogger at heart (I cut my marketing teeth on blogging), I have a bunch of bonus material for you related to generating traffic for your blog.

As you can see, there's a lot of value to Total Traffic and the blogging bonuses I include when you purchase it through this link.

I think you'll get a lot from the training, which is very well done. It's clear, to the point, and–most importantly–immediately actionable.

Pick up a copy today. You won't regret it. Heck, even if you get a refund (there is a money-back guarantee), you get to keep the bonuses!

So there's that πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading and taking a look at my product review!

February 11, 2021 – Think Outside the Box

think outside the box
Is thinking “outside the box” a real thing?

The “smart people” always suggest that you should “think outside the box.”

Should you?

And is “thinking outside of the box” even a THING?

I'll answer. But first, what is “the box?” I suggest it's conventional thinking.

If we start there, then thinking inside the conventional box is probably a good thing, 80 percent (or more) of the time.

Why? Because your customers ARE conventional, in most cases. People who buy soap, take out, and automobiles are mostly conventional thinkers.

They don't want something so different that they stand out in a bad way.

For example, do you remember the Yugo? It was an ugly car and screamed, “I don't have enough money to buy an actual car.”

I know, a car's purpose is to take you from A to B. But I'm not sure you could drive a Yugo from point A to B without breaking down and getting laughed at.

Now, I am the last guy to laugh at somebody's unfortunate choices. I get it – you bought a Yugo for reasons.

I have bought a lot of stupid stuff. Stuff that buck “conventional wisdom.” For example, I bought a “Super VHS” tape deck back in the day. It cost me $1,000 and lasted about two years (it broke and the repair shop could not fix it after repeated tries and $$$), which was about 730 days longer than the format lasted.

I also wanted a reel-to-reel tape deck. (Something about me and tape decks…)

In fact, I drove 40 miles multiple times to a little camera shop in Stockton, California, to finally buy the lowest-end Nakamichi cassette deck. It was three heads! That one cost me $700. This was about a year before CDs came out.

I'm lying. CDs were already out. But I thought nobody will ever put a CD player in a car!


Sometimes, though, when you're stymied, breaking the thought process away from logic and reason and conventional thinking can get you the breakthrough you need.

So it's not an entirely wasteful thing to think outside the box. It's just that most time, the box is alright. It's just YOU who needs some shaking up.

Think outside the box or think different?

Now, if you've been with me long enough, you know I loathe Apple. But let me tell you a story.

Back in the '90s, I went to work (very briefly) for now-defunct CompUSA. Around that same time, they inked a deal with Apple where they'd build a special part of the store that was to be the beginnings of the Apple Stores we see all over the planet now.

And they're tagline at that time was, “Think different.”

I hated that slogan. It should have been “Think differently!” damn it.

But Apple's message was not lost on me. They did think differently. They invented the smart phone (I know some of you will say they didn't, but until the first iPhone, nobody gave a shit about a little brick you could hold in your hand, put to your hear, and have a phone convo).

The iPhone revolutionized the industry. More importantly, it put Apple on the map again. They are now one of the most successful companies in the world, ever.

They thought different (or differently).

I don't know if they thought outside the box, but they kind of abandoned how everybody else was designing phones and went down their merry path.

Now, about all you see in the mobile phone space is smart phones that look just like the iPhone.

The iPhone is, interestingly, a box. It's quite literally shaped like a box. It's the new box.

Who is going to think outside that box?

Time will tell.

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