How I automate 95% of my Online Business! Clone my method.

One very cool aspect of online business is the fact that you can automate up to 99% of business procedures and then focus on other areas that grow your business or maybe pay more attention to family.

Can you steal my brain?

Well, this is exactly what I do so I want you to clone my method. The reason is this:

When you too have more of your business effectively run by bots, we are surely going to meet at the beach, have more time to catch fun while the business runs on its own, generating income and profit. Yeah!

Most of you hanging around me know that being a blogger, I love developing apps for my fellow bloggers. Recently, there was BroadedNet (sold on Flippa) and now, I’m currently running BlogExpose.

So in this post, I want to completely reveal to you how this platform (BlogExpose) is automated – from the very signup form to where ever…

NB: More Free tools to help run your business

What do I mean by “automate my online business”?

Well, it’s not just about having the script. Note that if you have just the script, you don’t really have a business. What makes a business is the community around your script.

So my sense of automation on BlogExpose is how I interact with Bloggers and Companies to create a constant flow of activities.

Must of the interactions (between companies, bloggers and me) that happen on the platform is handled by my automation tools. This makes the business quite easy to run.

Once a blogger fills the signup form, he is automatically added in the automation routine. As the blogger moves from one level to the next, one of the automation tools carefully shifts him from one automation point to the next.

automate online business

As you fill the signup form, your email is captured into Auto 1. You don’t become a community member at this time.

The automation tool expects you to confirm your email (to prove that you are human). If you don’t confirm within the next 24 house, Auto 1 will send you a friendly reminder.

If after 72 hours your account is still pending email confirmation, Auto 1 sets in with another friendly reminder. On the 15th day, you get the last reminder from Auto 1. On the 20th day, Auto 1 will remove your account from the system.

Auto 1’s job is to make sure anyone that signs up is a real person 😉

Now, if you confirm your account by clicking the confirmation link in the message sent to your email, you will be shifted to Auto 2.

Note that after confirming your account you won’t still be able to apply for jobs on BlogExpose. The reason is that we want you to help companies make a quick decision in hiring on the platform. To do this, you are required to complete your profile.

It’s simple:

There are just 2 form fields you are required to fill;

  1. Main url or your blog – This will help companies find more information about you
  2. Brief brio – Tell companies a little information about you.


So Auto 2  will be sending you a couple of mails if your profile is not confirmed. Once you don’t confirm your profile after the 3rd reminder, Auto 2 will remove your account from the platform.

If you confirm your profile (which is what you should do), Auto 2  will move you to Auto 3. This level of automation is only interested in buying members.

automate online businesses

Once you make a purchase on the platform (publish a paid job offer or pay to get featured), Auto 3 will shift you to the buyers’ list.

As an online marketer, you know this is the most exciting email list you will ever have online. Now, I have a unique way I will be treating my buyers. They are my most important community members 😉

My Business Automation Tools

I know through out this post, you have been curious to know about the tools I use to automate BlogExpose.

As a matter of fact, there are 2 tools

– > Tool 1- IninBox

INinbox is an interesting email marketing platform and an autoresponder. It has a wide range of tools to help automate your business.

ininbox automation

Now this is something very simple to do. It’s like this;

When someone subscribes to list A, remove him from list B or add him to list C. That’s just how it works to move subscribers from one list to the other.

Most email marketing systems have this automation facility. So you don’t have to switch over to Ininbox for it. However, if you don’t have this with your current email marketing platform, you may try out INinbox.

The next feature provided by INinbox to all its members is the autoresponder. This is what I use at each Auto level to trigger and send the different mails.

automate with autoresponder

Click here to signup. It’s free

– > Tool 2 – Crons

Crons are simply tools on Linux servers used to automatically run scripts. These are task managers in Windows Operating System.

Creating cron jobs is quite straight forward. For those of you using cPanel, you can easily access crons by moving to the advanced

automate with crons

NB: This may depend on your cPanel skin

How did I do it?

I have written a piece of PHP code that runs daily and checks for idle accounts. This helps remove accounts that have been idle for a given number of days. So I don’t have to manually go through the system to remove dormant accounts

automate with crons newHere is my cron settings that runs once per day.

That’s it

As I add more features to the platform, there’s surely going to be need for more automations. I’m sure you’ve gotten the idea so go ahead and try to implement it.

If you think I can help, shoot me a mail through my contact form.

Let me hear what you think. Drop a comment below and let me know your mind. I’ll also be excited if you share this post on social media.

20 thoughts on “How I automate 95% of my Online Business! Clone my method.”

  1. Just checked IninBox, seem to be great tool for email marketing 🙂
    Enstine, did you check Aritic, which has features such as landing page builder, lead scoring, lead tracking, lead nurturing, email marketing, email marketing automation, marketing campaign builder, a/b testing, website tracking with marketing file and library management?

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  3. Hi Enstine,

    Thanks for giving me a new point to think over – automation. And thanks for explaining so many automation tools and tips. I never realized the power that automation could give to my online business model and to me.

    Thanks for this valuable post. Have a great weekend!

  4. Hi Enstine,

    Good to read how you automate blog expose user registration/profile updates, interesting!

    One lesson I had to agree with the hard way in internet marketing is, “you can’t do it all alone.”

    This is why running some sections of your marketing on autopilot is highly recommended, smart marketers have known the power of automation a long time ago.

    Email marketing services companies like Aweber, Get response etc…..will always be in the heart of our day to day must use marketing tool still for a very long time to come. As far as email remain one of the top activities people perform.

    Thanks for letting us into how you run blogexpose down.

      • I started with Getresponse, but after some time, and taking into consideration some factors……I tried out a couple of alternatives among which are MadMini, Constant Contact, before switching to MailChimp.

        But am getting back to Getresponse in couple of weeks coming, I think there are some positives Getresponse hold ahead of these email marketing companies. My opinion.

  5. hey Enstine,

    Yes, automating is one of my favorite aspects too. I guess that is what brought me to this online business in the first place. I remember, way back in 2007 – I had a small network of adsense sites that used to generate passive income for me. All on automation!

    That got me plenty of time to spend with friends and family – though I just spent most part of it doing something else online 🙂 It was fun to tell my friends that – while we just sit here and chat for the past 2 hours – my sites in the meantime has earned another few dollars! And their reactions were total gold!

    Both of your recent sites are great – love boradednet and blogexpose.

    Never knew Ininbox or any other email tool can do this type of automation. I have to see if Mailchimp provides such features.

    Thank you for the excellent guide,
    Uttoran Sen,

    • Hey man,
      thanks for sharing that exciting experience. In 2007, I didn’t know anything about earning money online 😉

      Now, yes Ininbox does that very well. I think this is not available in Mailchimp free plan. BTW, check it out and do let us know about your findings

  6. I always knew there was something called cron jobs in my hosting, but never knew what it does.
    Amazing post buddy, thanks for sharing.
    I’ll try to copy this as I am planning to create a social networking website.

  7. Enstine,

    This is an excellent post. It is well written. I am glad that you created Blog Expose. It’s a great platform for bloggers and brands. Keep up the great work! And have a nice day !!

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    Hi Enstine,
    Again directly from my inbox to your wonderful post!
    You are really great! Glad to know you have started BlogExpose.
    I think why you sold BroadedNet on Flippa!
    However, thanks for sharing your views with us.
    Have a nice day!

  9. Enstine,

    This is one example of a “Brilliant” idea. Keep up the good work!

    Thank you.

  10. Hi Enstine,

    This is a wonderful one. I do appreciate the power of automation especially since its part of my field. Automation ensures your business runs smoothly and is not dependent on direct input from you.

    I have used a lot of automated systems. My last one was simply a system that kept track of payments I received and helped me evaluate if I was meeting a set target. I am working on setting up a robust automation system on my site and writing a case study about every single bit of the process. Promises to be fun.

    Having a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of BlogExpose is quite a privilege and has got my head thinking up a few ideas. Thanks for sharing these insights.

    • Thanks Chioma for the engagement and sharing your methods with us.
      I just added the affiliate system to the platform.

      I coded it myself from scratch and automated up to payment of affiliates. Makes things easy for me 😉

      Hope you are having a wonderful weekend

  11. Hi Enstine,

    Automation is the most beautiful part of earning online and the dot com reality.

    While my model is primarily different from yours, it is clear that the basic structure is the same: running affiliate campaigns (while sleeping), selling eBooks on Amazom while catching a nap etc. It becomes all the more beautiful when one checks the balance and sees a green, positive sign indicating one is some Dollars richer. Believe me, few feelings can compare 🙂

    It is however sad that most persons are online yet are hard wired the old manual way…why suffer oneself when bots can run the job(s) for you? This, I must say, is a brilliant post from your end.

    Do enjoy the rest of the day!

    Akaahan Terungwa

    • Hey bro,
      That’s right! We have different online activities and automation is almost available at every point.

      People still want to do things manually and kill much time. In most cases, it’s ignorance. However, I’m glad I can see things differently 😉

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