If you’re struggling to convert your traffic – you need to read this

Guys, you know that I’d never promote anything on here that I didn’t trust – or anything that I hadn’t tested out myself. So please do trust me when I say that this is the best tool I’ve ever found online.

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This article contains affiliate links. By clicking on the link and deciding to buy this book, I will receive a small commision. My commision does not impact the price.  Know that I have tested and approve this book and that you are supporting upcomingdad.com by purchasing this book

I’ve been struggling with the Upcoming Dad side of things since the end of November. I started my new job at the beginning of December, Baby Ezra’s health started to move up and down, and the tiredness that every new dad had started to settle in. So I stepped back and began to focus on my 9-5 job and making sure that we had food on the table.

But I’ve found that, since the turn of the year, that I’ve been unhappy with the concept of only working a 9-5. I want financial freedom, and I want to continue to build my community. So I went out, bought a bunch of books on online conversions and building a side business, and the DotComSecrets book is the number 1 book I found

It is written by Russel Brunson, the CEO of Clickfunnels click here for a 14 day free trial of Clickfunnels). He has used his data from building his website building program to write a 250+ page manual on making your website look better, drive more traffic and more importantly convert better.

After all, what is the point in driving 500 people to your affiliate page, where you simply tell them “here is an awesome product, you should buy it”, and they then just leave? Russell’s book will show you the tips and tricks that you need to convert, and help turn your blog into a better form of provision for your family!

So what does the book look into? Check it out – if you buy yourself the DotComSecrets book, you will get expert advice on:

  • Russell’s top 5 methods for getting people to buy higher-end products.
  • How to build your mailing list with a simple 2 step form
  • How to generate thousands of pre-qualified leads – basically, how to ensure that you’re creating traffic to your website that is actually going to convert!
  • The “5minute bump test” – how to increase conversions (by as much as 33%!) in products and services that you’re already selling. Basically – how to optimize the content that you’ve already written

Dads, this book works. Believe me. It is tried and true, and it has helped thousands of people increase their traffic and build their companies. My dream is to be fully self-employed by 2020, and I really do think that by implementing the tools in Russell’s book, that I will get there. I trust that this will happen to you too.

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Being Thrifty – How using the QMee Browser Extension can save you money when the baby is here

qmee1When your baby is here, you will need to save every penny that you can. Maybe not for now, but definitely when they start to grow so quickly that some clothes may only be worn once! This may be looking quite a way in the future, but it is never too early to start looking. Even from the early days, saving every penny is so important. Even if you’re in a well paying job, you have another  mouth to feed and little person to protect.

So how can you maximise your savings without spending hours comparing Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s for beans and cheese prices? Well…

Qmee 

Another of the easy ‘background’ extensions that you can add onto your browser is Qmee. Similar to Honey, you install Qmee onto your browser, and it will pop up when it can save you some money.  

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The way that it works, is you do a search on Google, Amazon, eBay etc. and when Qmee can find you a referral link, you click it and money is sent your way. It is only about £0.04 – £0.10 per click, but over time it builds up. On my laptop, I have built up £13.68, and thats all from adding an extra 15seconds to my web search, and my wife has accrued around £8.50.

When Qmee finds a series of links for you to click, a bar will appear on the left hand side of your page -simply click the link and the money is added to your wallet. Over time this will build up. It won’t make you a millionaire, but similar to Honey (see my post around Honey here), this money is better in your pocket than anyone elses!

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Qmee also has a bunch of coupons and vouchers that will appear. As of late, there are more of these than the penny drip feed, but this can in fact says you more money than the money that you get given – you just don’t necessarily see the difference. I’m culprit of ignoring these, but I’m doing my best not to.

Finally they have added a survey section to the site. This isn’t the best way to make some money, but if you’re sat watching Netflix in the 30minutes between feeds, then this is something you can do in the background. You get small amounts of money for filling in these surveys, so keep going with them and build up your wallet faster. 

You can install Qmee on Chrome, Firefox or Opera (although why you’re using Opera I don’t know!!). They have removed the Safari functionality (which is annoying as a Mac user), but this might push you towards using Chrome, which is generally a better browser (again, this is what it is doing for me). You can fill in the surveys on any browser.

If you’re interested in joining Qmee, then please use my referral code – this will massively help out the blog and my family. If you use my referral link, you will have £0.50 added to your account on set up – a treat on me!

Have a great day guys!
Referral link: http://qm.ee/WU77G6EPNZ24A 

Being Thrifty – How using the Honey Browser Extension can save you money when the baby is here

When your baby is here, you will need to save every penny that you can. Maybe not for now, but definitely when they start to grow so quickly that some clothes might only get worn once! This may be looking quite a way in the future, but it is never too early to start looking. Even from the early days, saving every penny is so important. Even if you’re in a well paying job, you have another mouth to feed and little person to protect.

So how can you maximise your savings without spending hours comparing Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s for beans and cheese prices? Well…

Honey

There are simple little tools and extensions that you can add to your web browsers that will kick in automatically when they can save you some money, or make you some money. The one I want to talk about today is called Honey

Honey is a web browser extension that helps you out with your online shopping. It is an extension that can be added to Safari, Chrome, Firefox or Edge, and is something that you can install and forget about until it is ready to help you. It takes 2-3minutes to install and it is all savings and profit from there. There are no joining or subscription feeds – so there is absolutely no harm in joining.

It will pop up when you’re heading towards the checkout of website like eBay and Amazon (and so many more – you’d be surprised at where this browser app can save you money) and shout “Oi Steven, I can save you 8% here!”. When you get to your checkout, Honey will pop up and give you the option to run through some coupon codes, and it will try to save you some money. It will roam the internet to find every coupon available and will show you the best one – whether it is £10 off or save 25% – either way, money in your pocket is better than profit in Amazons!

However, the pop up will some times say “we weren’t able to find anything for you”. A bit of a shame, but you can’t always win. This shouldn’t turn you off though, I’ve saved around £115 from Honey so far, and this is growing every day (although, I need to cut down my online shopping – so I might come back and change this to say “every week” soon :D).

It has recently started to get some extra functionality. You can add products to your Honey Droplist, and you will get a notification when the product starts to drop in price. 

This is paired with a pricing graph that shows you the varying price history of products on sites like Amazon, that has moving prices that mimic the stock market. This may not save you thousands, but will have you £20 here and there. 

With every voucher used on Honey, you are also rewarded with Honey Gold. This works out at around 1gold for £0.01 – these can be used to cash in for some exclusive deals. You need 1,000gold to cash out, but this is the long game here. Honey gold is in addition to the money you’re saving in check out, so saving this up is easy and not something that you should turn your nose up at. 

If you’re interested in joining Honey, then please use my referral code – this will massively help out the blog and my family. 

Have a great day guys!

Referral link: http://joinhoney.com/ref/hp0s6a9