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Monday, December 31, 2018

Build a Reputation as a Can’t Miss Marketer!

Online Marketing

When someone signs up to your list, you're not guaranteed to have them as a loyal subscriber forever. You have to work to keep them - and that means proving your value.

Another thing you want to do is make your subscribers so enthusiastic about being on your list that they tell others to get on, too. Word of mouth is a powerful force with online marketing.

When someone you trust as a friend tells you about a viable resource, it holds more weight with you than if you stumble upon an advertisement, right? The same holds true for the friends of your subscribers, so give them something to talk about!

Layout

This is a very basic step, but it's the foundation you need to know about in order to allow your subscribers to have the best experience possible and want to tell others about you.

You can choose between a highly professional HTML coded autoresponder series - similar to an offline, printed newsletter - or go with a plain text email autoresponder.

If your niche is one where images help your audience, such as crafts or cooking, then you might want to consider using something where you can include images in your newsletter.

But if it's not pertinent to your audience's discussion of topics, it's not necessary and plain text will be just fine.

What's more important in terms of layout is to have a consistent feel for how your autoresponders are navigated. For example, yours might always look something like this:

  • Introduction paragraph (personal, friendly greeting)
  • Recommendation of product as an affiliate
  • Blog post link and commentary
  • Question or survey for your readers

It can be anything you want - the items listed above are just one example. You may want to do the same thing every time. Or, you might want to focus on just one thing each time you email out, and your email will read like a letter to a friend.

What you want to do is to be consistent so that when they open the email, they instantly know it's from you because they've learned your style. Make it as enjoyable and easy to read as possible, not cluttered and difficult to find information in.

Frequency

There is absolutely no cookie cutter frequency that any expert can give you about how often you should be emailing your list. Every single marketer has a different style.

There is also an audience for every type of email frequency. You might be thinking, "Well I know for a fact you can't email offers every day and expect to keep your list happy," but that's simply not true.

There's an audience who does want to see those daily offers. There's also an audience at the opposite end of the spectrum who will be appalled whenever you even hint at a recommendation.

The one thing you want to keep in mind is that there's no way on Earth for you to please everyone. You need to find a pattern and frequency that works best for your business and then weed out your non audience.

As long as you're providing value to your subscribers, you can be a little more bold and daring with your frequency. It's when you lack value and subscribers regard you as an interruption that you begin to have a problem.

If you plan to email your list daily, as some people do, then you might also want to offer a less frequent "digest" version. This can be a weekly digest that sends out all of the past week's emails in one autoresponder on a particular day.

Another thing you want to keep in mind in terms of frequency and emailing to a list is making sure you keep your name in front of them. If you stop emailing for 2-3 weeks or longer and let your list go stale, they'll balk whenever you start emailing again, thinking you're sending unwanted emails.

Be consistent with your mailings and don't just email once in awhile most of the time and then slam them with offers for 14 days straight during a promotion. Get them used to your style.

Do it right and you'll have word of mouth that says, "John Doe is great! He emails me wonderful tips every day to motivate me and then every Friday I get a fantastic recommendation for the weekend."

Quality

The quality of your emails is what's most important, and you've read here about value over and over again. So let's talk about that - how do you show value to your customers?

The first thing is to share helpful tips that stem from your interaction with your audience. If someone emails you asking a question, turn that email into a blog post (names removed, of course) and help the others on your list who are struggling in the same manner.

This is a great way to show your list that you're available to them and open o doing a bit of hand holding, even if you don't offer one-on-one coaching packages.

Share other people's content. Not every link you share should be a link to something of your own. You can link to other people's stellar blog posts. Don't be stingy with your audience - show them you're a thought leader who cultivates good will and shares resources other than your own

Share reviews of products. People have a lot of marketers bombarding products at them. If they've grown to trust you, you'll find that they often email you to see what your thoughts are on someone else's products.

One of the things your list will deeply appreciate is your product reviews. But a product review and a promotion are two totally different things. Most marketers don't know how to review - they simply promote.

What's worse is, they use swipe emails to promote to their list. So what happens when you grab a swipe email from an affiliate or joint venture page, email that to your list, and they open 5-10 other emails saying the exact same thing?

They lose trust in you.

It's okay to use swipe emails as a springboard piece of content so that you know what important points to hit on, but don't quote it verbatim or you'll be one of many your subscribers mass unsubscribe from that day.

Instead, do a proper implementation review on your blog and link from your email to your blog post where they can read all of your thoughts on everything from the promises of the sales letter to your results of implementation (and everything in between, too).

Share paid resources as well as free ones. There are free and paid tools you'll want to recommend to your list. Do a little of each, for everyone on your income spectrum.

Availability

Previously, we talked about generating good will with your list by answering their questions and turning them into anonymous blog posts that the entire list can share in for learning purposes.

One thing you want to do to help spread the word that your list is one no one should miss is to just be there for your subscribers. Get to know them on a deeper level.

Ask them what their challenges are and then be prepared when the emails come in to answer each one individually, one-by-one. Obviously, the more your list grows, the harder this becomes, but you can also stay on top of emails and only focus on going to great lengths to answer questions for which you don't have products yet.

Believe it or not, many subscribers will either be too shy or not want to intrude on your personal space - so they won't email you any questions. They'll simply suffer in silence.

When you become a marketer who has enough heart to help lift others up another level, word gets around and you'll have more people joining your list, buying your products and recommending you to their friends.

Transparency

One thing your subscribers will love and tell others about is if you're transparent with them. They love seeing your struggles in addition to your successes. Whether it's with dieting, earning money, or dating - they want to feel a connection to you and that means letting yourself be seen as human.

So don't think that just because you're leading a niche, you can't make mistakes and share those trials and tribulations, because you can! In fact, it will endear you to your list even more and you'll become known as one of the most genuine marketer that your niche follows.


Friday, December 28, 2018

How Much Money Can You Make as an Affiliate Marketer?




How Much Money Can You Make as an Affiliate Marketer?


If you’re considering affiliate marketing as a profession, the most important question you may be asking is how much money can you make as affiliate marketer?  In truth, affiliate marketing offers unlimited earnings potential.

There are two different ways you can go when it comes to earning money.  You can promote digital products, tangible products, or both.  Digital products include eBooks, video courses and membership sites that can be used online or downloaded directly.

In just about every niche, you’ll find digital products that can be promoted and many have affiliate programs that offer handsome commissions.  But you don’t have to limit yourself to digital products.

You can also promote tangible products through retailers.  For example, many people choose to promote items from Amazon to receive a commission.  There are also many other retailers that will share a commission with you if you promote their products.

Both digital and tangible products have unlimited income potential.  However, you won’t have a huge volume of sales on your first day in affiliate marketing.  It will take time to grow a volume of sales that give you a large income.

As a marketer, you’ll have to decide what types of products you want to promote.  You can promote high ticket items with large commissions, or promote items that have lower commissions, but will sell at a higher volume.

When making that decision, you need to think about your readers and customers.  If you feel that the people on your list will be interested and able to purchase more expensive items, you may want to promote them.

But if you feel that promoting a very expensive product will alienate many of your customers, you may not want to promote high ticket items.  This all comes back to the idea of building relationships online so that you know you customer and you can meet their needs.

With that in mind, you can choose the best products to promote and you can increase your earnings potential.  As long as you promote quality digital or tangible products that will impact your consumers positively, your income potential is unlimited.

But it won’t happen overnight and it takes dedication, thoughtful research, and relationship building to really make the kind of money you want.  The sky is truly the limit.  As an affiliate marketer, you have the potential to make a great income when you choose the right niche, stay committed, and understand your audience. 

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Creating a Minisite!



The word “minisite” can refer to a number of different things. Some people call small niche article sites minisites, but that isn’t the general use of the word. In Internet marketing, the word “minisite” is generally used to refer to very small websites that are set up to sell a product - usually an eBook or other digital download.

Most minisites are only 1-5 pages. Some of them are only a single sales pitch page, plus perhaps a thank you page for after the customer orders. Others have a contact page, a terms of service page, a frequently asked questions page, or other general pages.

For the purpose of this tutorial, we’ll just work on creating a single page minisite, and we’ll cover only the design - not the sales copy. Most minisites have several key parts. They usually have a header and footer, although some have only a header, or may have neither.

They also have a sales letter of some sort, which is used to sell the product. Finally, they have an order button that is clicked when a customer wants to purchase the product. Some minisites also have an eCover, which is a computer-generated image that mimics what the product might look like if it was a physical product.

For example, if the product is an eBook, the eCover might look like a hardcover or paperback book cover (sometimes a spiral notebook, too). If the product is a membership site, the eCover might be a membership card. Software products usually have a 3D software box as their eCover.

The first step in creating a minisite should be creating your eCover, if you intend to use one. Most people create their eCovers with Photoshop, because most eCover action scripts only work with Photoshop. If you don’t have Photoshop, you may need to create it from scratch, or have it made for you by a professional graphic designer.

After you have your cover design, you’ll need to create a header. Although some marketers don’t use headers, most do. A well-designed header can draw attention to your headline, and it can make your site look more professional.

The header should contain your product’s name and a tag line – like a one-sentence blurb that tells what your site’s about. It should also contain a photo that’s related to your niche, and it might also contain a small version of your ecover – all tied into a theme for your demographic.

Let’s say you’re creating a minisite to sell your dog-training eBook. Your header would potentially contain a picture of a woman pointing at a dog, and the dog sitting down. Then the text on the header might say something like the following: Dog Training 101: The Ultimate Guide to Training Your Puppy or Adult Dog!

Don’t make your header too large. If the header is so large visitors can’t see the headline without scrolling, it’s too big! It should attract attention to the headline, not hide it. Headers are generally between 700 and 800 pixels wide and 100-200 pixels in height.

The footer is usually the same width, but about half the height of the header. It may only contain the product name or logo, but may also contain an image or copyright notice. Finally, you need an order button that draws a lot of attention. Your button might contain your eCover, plus a brightly colored button and a call-to-action, such as “Click Here for Instant Access!”

If you have the money to invest, you might consider ordering a minisite package from a professional designer. For about $300, you’ll get the header, footer, eCovers, and sometimes extra banners that you can use for off-site promotions.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Sqribble Ebook Creator REVIEWED!





In this review, I’m going to be taking a closer look at Sqribble — a brand new cloud-based tool that allows you to create eBooks, reports, whitepapers or other digital books on the fly, quickly and easily.

We’ll cover what it does, who it’s for, how much it costs, what the upsells are, and the pros and cons of this new tool, so you can make a more informed decision about purchasing it… and if it’s right for you.
What is Sqribble?
Sqribble is a cloud based eBook creator tool. It allows you to create professional looking eBooks, based on templates inside the tool, with a few clicks, saving you a huge amount of time and money.

Unlike other eBook creators, Sqribble immediately caught my attention because it has some really useful features I haven’t seen anywhere else.

Here’s a few features that really blew me away:

Automatic content — yep, you can actually use Sqribble to fill your book with expert content, so you don’t have to write a word. This is content from around the web, based on the URL you provide. You can pull content from any URL, paste it directly, extract from a Word doc or from their own library of niche articles. Total game changer.

This is a HUGE time saver and a major plus for anyone who hates writing or doesn’t have time to do it.

Gorgeous eCovers — a lot of eBook tools might save time, but they turn out terrible eCovers for your books. Sqribble is different here. The covers are seriously impressive. They wouldn’t look out of place on Kindle or Amazon, and they instantly look like you’re a professional who commands trust and authority.

Create Flipbooks — this is one of my favorite things about Sqribble. You can turn your “flat” books into interactive flipbooks. This makes your digital book look and feel much more like a real book — with pages that turn (animated like a real book page turning) and make the book look like something you can reach out and grab.

Why does this matter?
It’s about standing out and grabbing attention. Plus, it’s a way to engage your readers better. If they enjoy the experience of reading your book (“flipping” the pages) they’re more likely to get value from your content and keep reading until the end where your pitch or call to action is! Another thing about flip books is that you can embed them on your website with a simple piece of code that Sqribble provides once you publish your book. Awesome!
What else can Sqribble do?
Sqribble is versatile tool, with tons more features I found useful. For example, here’s what else Sqribble can do:

— Automatic table of contents
— Automatic headers and footers
— Automatic pagination
— Drag and drop design
— Add or delete pages
— Add your own media
— 300+ Google Fonts
— 50 eBook templates (covering 15 different niches)
— 10 different eBook themes (1 click changes color scheme of book)
— Import content from a URL
— Manually add content

And that’s just the stuff I saw inside the dashboard!

There’s tons of features packed into this tool, making it one of the best eBook creators I’ve seen, but there is one slight negative point which I’ll cover down below.

Who is it for?

Sqribble is most suited for freelancers, independent internet marketers, small marketing agencies and small business owners who want to create lead magnets, publish Kindle books, create and sell eBooks, or publish whitepapers.
If you’re also looking to create an additional income you’ll be pleased to know that also included is a commercial agency license to use Sqribble for client work, offering eBook creation services, with the ability to create unlimited eBooks which you can sell and keep all the profits!
They also give you a ready built agency website with pre-filled portfolio that you can upload to any domain for instant authority, so that you can show it off to any new potential clients to get work. (Professional websites like this would cost you at least $600 alone, so it’s really good value.)
Also included is an in-built “Client feedback tool” to collaborate with clients on eBook projects more easily (I love this feature).
What does it cost?
Normally $197, but the special launch price is a one-time $47.

Any upsells? 

Yes, there are currently 4 upsells. You don’t really need all of them to use Sqribble, but they might come in useful depending on your situation and usage.
Here’s what they are:

Upsell 1 — Sqribble professional.
Unlock 150 more professional eBook templates (the best ones are in the professional version), graphics and even more ready—made content for all kinds of niches. (Just so you know, single templates from stock websites would cost you up to $450… for just ONE template!) Great for those that want more variety, content and heavy users.

Upsell 2 — Sqribble Prime.

Get 15 premium “limited edition” new eBook templates added to your Sqribble dashboard every month. This will increase your library over time, and make you stand out from other users. It works out to less than two bucks for a template! (Much cheaper than stock sites.) Great for moderate users.

Upsell 3 — Sqribble Fantasia 3D.

This includes 2-in-1 features.

1.) Unlocks a 3D cover creation tool inside your dashboard, allowing you to turn “flat” covers into lifelike, 3d covers. Great for getting more attention and making your books look and feel more “real.” People do judge a book by its cover, so something to keep in mind.

2.) Create “Flipbooks” that turn your eBooks into interactive and animated pages that turn like in real life. They can be linked to from anywhere online, as well as embedded on web pages with a single piece of code. This is really cool.

Upsell 4 — Auto Job Finder software.

If you’re going to be using Sqribble to create eBooks as a service to get paid, then Auto Job Finder is something that you need. It will automatically find you related jobs across various freelance websites and notify you so that you can fulfil them. A huge time saver and money earner.

The bad
— 3D cover is locked behind an upsell

The good
— Easy to use
— Glitch free
— Unlimited use (one-time payment)

The awesome

— Tons of beautiful templates
— Professional page layouts
— Automatic content (saves time)
— Flipbook creator (available through 3rd upsell)

Conclusion

There have been plenty of eBook creator tools in the past, but I haven’t seen any that make the entire process as smooth and quick as Sqribble. It’s surprisingly glitch free (most low-priced tools like this are buggy as hell) and it’s packed with some really cool features.

The templates are very nice looking, the layouts are professional and the fact you can automatically add content makes this a must have for anyone who’s tired of spending hours slaving over book design, writing content and screwing around with formatting.

The icing on the cake is the commercial license which is included. Normally vendors charge extra for this, so it’s a huge value added bonus. The additional provided done-for-you agency website is just over delivery.

Sqribble has been developed by Adeel Chowdhry, who is a well-known internet entrepreneur and best seller, with over ten years of experience and has previously created worldwide hits such as Pixel Studio FX which sold tens of thousands of units all around the world. He’s known for creating high quality professional solutions and I expect no less from Sqribble.

If you’re planning to create eBooks, reports or Kindle books in the near future, you owe it to yourself — and your sanity — to pick this up as it’s a tool that you’ll definitely need in your business.


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Sunday, October 21, 2018

5 Simple Steps To Promoting Affiliate Products On JVZoo.

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Successful people will tell you that the key to any business is to develop a system that gets results and then repeat the same steps over and over again.


I found this quote today that pretty much sums it up…

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out." Robert Collier

This is even true when choosing an affiliate offer to promote.

If you constantly repeat the 5 steps I’ve outlined for you then your business should flourish.


Step 1.    When choosing a product to promote on JVZoo you must first sign up for a free account.

It’s easy, just go to the tab on the website that says sign up for free account and enter all the information they ask for.


Step 2.    Next you will want to go to the Product Library tab and click on Product Library in the drop down.

You’ll see a bunch of categories you can search through to find a product.

Make sure you select a category that best fits your niche and your audience.

Then to drill down a little more pick a subcategory that best fits your niche and audience also.

Once you’ve done this you’ll see a whole list of products within the category.

Click on the name of a product that interests you to see the details of that product.  You’ll also be able to see the sales page.


Step 3.    Make a list of several products that may be useful to your audience, be sure to get the seller name of each product.

Once you have your list of possibilities go to the affiliates tab and click on the find products tab.

Then put the name of the seller in the search area, this will bring up a list of products that the seller has available to sell.

When choosing a product make sure the seller has a good track record of making a lot of sales.

The details of each product that the seller has available on JVZoo will be on that page.

You’ll see the product name, launch date, number of sales, conversion rate, EPC, Average price, commission rate & refund percentage.


Step 4.    Once you’ve decided on which product to promote click on the request button.

This will take you to a page that will give you the opportunity to ask permission from the seller to promote their product.

Some sellers will have a JV page listed there and it’ll give you more info on the sales funnel and product.

Be sure to take a look at the JV pages of the ones you’re very serious about promoting.

When choosing a product to promote make sure you take all the data you’ve collected into consideration before asking permission to promote the product.




Step 5.    Once you’ve requested to promote a product and you get approved get your affiliate links to promote the product.

Make sure to have a good sound game plan or promotion strategy to promote the product.  Then rinse & repeat!!!

And...

Always remember the quote I dropped on you earlier in this post when you get frustrated and bored…

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out." Robert Collier










Friday, October 5, 2018

5 Simple Steps To Promoting Affiliate Products On Clickbank!

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5 Simple Steps To Promoting Affiliate Products On Clickbank.

When I first decided I wanted to create an online business I was flooded with information.

There was almost too much info and it made it hard to act or take action.

I’m sure you know what I mean if you’ve been at affiliate marketing for any length of time.

I ran across this quote that I thought might resonate with you...

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” Amelia Earhart

Ok, it’s time to take action and implement step 1.

Step 1. First thing that you need to do is to sign up for free account through ClickBank.
Once you're signed up familiarize yourself with the market place which is where all the products are listed by category.

Step 2. Find the category that best suits your niche and audience.

Clickbank has a feature called gravity… it means the products are ranked by individual affiliates who have successfully closed sales on these products over the last 12 weeks.

Basically, the higher the gravity the easier the affiliates found it was for them to sell.

The best way to find a good product is to set a minimum and maximum gravity, make sure it has an acceptable average sale.

I like the ones that have recurring income so I look for those types of products while searching because you make the sale once and get paid over and over again.

Step 3. Once you have a list of possible products to promote you should look at the sales page and funnel of product upsells.

Does the sales page grab your attention and make you want to buy the product?

Do the products in the funnel add to the value of the front end product and will it help the buyer to achieve success?

Are they priced at a reasonable rate for your audience?

In other words if your audience is used to buying a front end product at $12.95 is the price for the ones on the list comparable?

To find this information click on the vendor spotlight or affiliate page, almost every offer has them.

Step 4. Ask the vendors that are still on your list for a product review copy.

The reason for this is so you can test the product before you promote it.

The last thing you want to do is promote a product with bad customer service or the product doesn’t produce the same result the vendor claims that it does.
Try each product out for yourself and make a review page or video for the ones you intend to promote.

Step 5. Once you’re ready and you have your promotion plan in place then promote your affiliate link or product review link to your audience.

Rinse & Repeat…

Remember that there are a lot of products on clickbank that will make you money, just make sure you choose the right products for your audience to ensure best results.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Email Marketing Masters Day 3!


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The Email Wizard leads you through the process and all you have to do is pick the paragraphs from a list and fill in the blanks.


The end result is something that you would pay hundreds or even thousands to have a professional copy writer create for you.


You can then take that email and use it to promote to your own list, safelists, or solo ads.


It can be used for any product from a business opportunity to a chiropractor. As long as your product helps to solve people's problems, this system can write a winning email to promote it.



If you want a custom personal sales letter in minutes, then watch the video and go try the Email Wizard in your account at Email Marketing Masters.





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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Email Marketing Masters 300 New Members in Under 24 Hours!

A mailer that writes emails for you!



300 New Members in Under 24 Hours


Yesterday at Noon, the latest site in the Your Viral Network, went live.



Email Marketing Masters is growing fast.


We will pass 300 new members before we hit 24 hours old.


The reality is that email marketing is one of the fastest and most effective ways to build an audience or promote a product. If you have a great offer, compelling copy, and a good list then you will make signups and sales.


Email Marketing Masters can provide ALL THREE of these elements. Read on to find out how.


Email Marketing Masters actually helps you write compelling subject lines and copy for your emails. It's step by step email wizard will turn out great copy, even if you failed English in high school. It will provide the "compelling copy".

After you create the email, the site will send it to it's responsive list of new signups and even clone your email automatically to 14 other sites with a single click. So it delivers on the "good list".


Lastly, it even gives you a good offer to promote because when you send traffic to your referral url for Email Marketing Masters, every person who joins gets added to your auto-responder list. You can also earn your Premium Membership by passing up referrals to your sponsor. Once you have Premium, then you earn 50% commissions on all the purchases from your referrals. That is a "great offer".


That offer is already responsible for adding dozens of members to our top promoter's lists. It converts cold traffic from free sources like mailers and safelists into engaged subscribers on your list. Time to take action.



Join Email Marketing Masters TODAY and let's make emails easy.




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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Email Marketing Masters

Hot new Launch



Email Marketing Masters is a viral mailer that actually helps to create compelling subject lines and copy for your emails.  Yes, even if you feel like you don't know how to write.


What holds back many beginning online marketers is that they haven't mastered the fundamentals of writing compelling copy, or they doubt themselves.  They end up using the swipe email copy provided by the program they are promoting.


Then they don't get results because their emails look like everyone else's.  Sameness = lack of attention from the market.


Email Marketing Masters will help because it uses proven templates and rules to help you craft unique and compelling emails and subject lines.



We all know that sending "canned" swipe emails that are the same as everyone else doesn't get the attention of the reader.  Neither does using the same subject lines provided by the program you are promoting.  It is a recipe for low click through and even lower signups.


Email Marketing Masters will send your email to thousands, but also help you write it using proven copy-writing templates and techniques.


You can even take the copy it creates and use it elsewhere.  Of course, if you belong to the Your Viral Network mailers, you can send it to all of them from Email Marketing Masters too.


If you want better results, then this is the ticket.


The launch will also be an amazing opportunity to build your list by promoting your referral pages.  50% commissions too.  If you want to join the legion of people who have built lists and profited then now is the time.



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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Planning Your Email Marketing?




Your best chance of success with email marketing is to create a plan based on the products that you want to promote. It all starts with your product funnel, which leads to your content marketing plan, which leads to your email marketing calendar. All email marketing should be focused toward promoting your products and/or services and that requires planning. The following steps will help you increase the results of your email marketing.

Craft a Working Product Funnel – You probably already have various products and services, but you may not have designed a product funnel yet that helps you understand how everything is interconnected and works together. Understanding this can help you keep your different lists and promotions in order.

Design Sales Pages for Each Product – Each page should tell your audience the benefits of purchasing the product. Remember a sales pages focus is on the audience, not on you. Benefits over features, always – pretend you are the client and answer all the questions and concerns they might have right on the sales page.

Start Appropriate Email Lists for Each Product– Using your autoresponder, create the lists for each product or service that you will promote. At the minimum you will want a general email list for people who visit the front page of your blog and then two lists for each product you sell. Create one list for people who purchased the product and one list for people who just want more info about the particular product. Name them appropriately so that you know where to put the messages based from where the audience joins your list.

Develop a New Product Launch Calendar – Knowing when each product is being launched for new upcoming products and or services will help you identify which lists you can include the announcements and information on. Plus, it will remind you to create new sales pages, lists, blog posts and email marketing messages for each new product.

Create a Blog Post Publication Calendar
- Based on the product launch calendar, write blog posts and set deadlines for them to be scheduled. Ensure that some blog posts promote the various sales pages, and other blog posts are designed for those who purchased already. For each message, consider who will see it and where they come from.

Create a Social Media Content Publication Calendar – Develop social media messages in a series based on your blog posts that will attract your readers to click through to your sales pages and purchase or sign up for your email lists.

Create an Email Publication Calendar - Based on how everything works together above, create a series of emails that you can edit appropriately for each separate list that you may want to promote the new product to. Load them into the right auto responders, ensuring they link to the right sales pages depending on the audience they are sent out to.

Craft Follow-Up Messages – Don’t forget to craft all your follow-up messages too for each product that you sell. Once sold, you will want to keep in contact with the customer who bought it so that you can market future products and services to them.

By creating a plan of action to follow, you can make sure every single time you launch a new product that you can cross-promote other products and services without bombarding your list too much with messages they don’t need, thus increasing your conversion rates exponentially. If all the content you create goes together like a puzzle to promote all of your products and services in a seamless way, it’ll be that much easier each time to set up for each new product.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Do You Need Social Media in Your Business?






Social media has become a marketers dream come true. When it first hit the scene a few years ago, you mostly found people chatting about their interests, connecting with people who had the same past-times and writers looking to connect. Business owners soon realized their audience was getting on board with social media, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Social media can be a scary thing though. It can also take up a lot of valuable time. You may be wondering if you need to even bother with it. Here's some quick answers to determine if it's a good fit for you and your business.

Do you need social media in your business?

If you have enough business to last you until you retire, the answer is no. But let's be honest, do you have that much business? Do you want your business to grow or possibly stall out? It's true that it's easier to keep and please existing customers than it is to find new ones, but if you aren't on social media, you're missing a lot of opportunities to get new customers.

You also need to ask yourself this; can you really have too many customers? It never hurts to keep bringing in new ones. This is how a business grows and expands.

If you don't want to grow your business, the answer is no. Who wants a business that doesn't grow? The whole reason for starting a business is to grow it, right? Without business growth you will never see the success you desire.

In the past, businesses could rely on word-of-mouth, but these days that isn't enough. Having a good social media presence can work like word-of-mouth if your followers share your content with their followers. However, you need to create a compelling social media status that people enjoy and want to share. A few hot tips about your business has the opportunity to go viral.

Can you afford traditional advertising methods? If the answer is no, then using social media is the cheapest way to advertise your business. It does take time, but as your business grows you can pay for advertising through social media outlets and extend your reach even further.

Do you have a faster way to interact with and answer customer questions? Social media is a great place to get feedback from your customers or your potential customers. You can answer questions and get to know them on a more personal level. Personal service is extremely important to people these days. You can build a life-long customer relationship simply by making people feel that they matter, they are important and that you desire to cater to their needs as best you can.

Many people claim that you're not just building a business, you're actually building relationships. This is a true statement and the best way to gain loyal customers. Taking your business entity to social media is an excellent way to build those relationships.

More and more people are looking for their favorite brands and products on social media than they are looking for just a website. If they can find you on social media, chances are they will click on through to your website to find out more information.

Social media can do wonders for many businesses. Use the above information to decide whether it's the thing for your business. Chances are your business can benefit greatly from being on and using sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. Another site, specifically aimed at businesses and business people is LinkedIn. Be sure to check out those sites to see how similar businesses are utilizing their existence and reaching their customers. This will help you decide if it's a smart move for you.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Top Ten Home Business Ideas for Parents!

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Parents have to make special considerations when it comes to starting a home business. They need to be able to work without punching a clock or having to available at particular hours, otherwise they’ll have to get a babysitter. Parents who want to start a business from home may have special challenges if they don’t want to hire help. But, it’s not impossible. In fact here are the top ten home business ideas for parents that don’t require clock punching, or answering to anyone but yourself.

1. Stock Photographer – Stock photography is used in numerous applications, from websites and blogs to print ads. The demand is quite high for good and unique photographs to use for these reasons. Therefore, most stock photography companies allow independent contractors to upload pictures for sale on their websites. You can also start your own website offering the images for use.

2. Graphic Designer – Designers are needed everywhere; the demand is high. If you’re good with using creative software to make webpages, advertisements, banners, book covers (eBook and paper) and more, you can work for many companies at the same time performing these services. While it's deadline based, you can still work at 3 am if you need to.

3. Freelance Writer – As a freelance writer there are many different opportunities today based on your skill level. You can write for so-called content mills, individuals looking for writers, as a copywriter writings specific sales copy, or you can write for yourself and publish your own books as PDFs or via Kindle Direct Publishing.

4. Arts and Craft Seller – If you’re artsy and like creating art, you can do more than just create. You can sell, and you can make bank. Sites like Etsy.com, DeviantArt.com, and Art.com make it easy for individuals to upload pictures of their work to sell. You are responsible for shipping it on time, and you’ll give a percentage of sales to the website you list on. You can also start your own website but usually you’ll make sales faster working through an established and trusted venue.

5. Amazon Seller - Fulfillment by Amazon has started a trend in individuals selling both new and used merchandise through their service. Leaning how to sell on Amazon can take a little time but there are people who are making six plus figures doing it, and you can too. This is something you can do on your own time, with your children in tow.

6. EBay Seller – Selling on eBay is a little harder than the other choices, but many people do it successfully as a full-time job. If you have access to the right products, you can do it too. Again, this is something you can do on your own time. The only thing that might take a lot of work on your part is packing and shipping.

7. Life Coach – You’ve seen a coach at a football game, but did you know that some people hire “life coaches” to help them with everyday life? Some people need help with parenting skills, whilst others need help getting through a life challenge like divorce. You can become a life coach with no experience. The hardest part is setting up the process, marketing your business, and getting new clients. There are also courses that you can take to help.

8. Lifestyle Blogger – You’ve likely seen the movie, “Julie & Julia” right? Well, Julie started out as just another blogger, blogging about her adventures cooking from Julia Child’s cookbook. She became very popular, sold the rights to her story, and a movie was made. She made money off the deal, of course. Today, bloggers blog about all sorts of things and earn money through advertising, affiliate marketing, and product promotions. You can, too.

9. Herb Gardner – This work-at-home business takes a little time and work, but it’s healthy, the children can help, and you can make about 60K a year from your back yard if it’s allowed in your area. You can sell at farmers’ markets but you can also sell directly to restaurants if you plan and market right.

10. Online Teacher – If you have a degree in teaching you can teach at online K-12 schools right from home. You can also, if you have at least a master’s degree, teach college courses online. What’s really great is most of the time you can sign on when you want to, from anyplace with an internet connection to do your job, as long as you meet certain minimums.

Working from home is often a parent’s dream. They can be near their kids, not have to work by someone else’s clock, and still earn enough money to not only pay for needed items but the wanted items as well. What could be better?

Thursday, September 13, 2018

10 Advanced Tips To Rev up Your LinkedIn Profile!





If you're not getting the results you want from your LinkedIn page, try these 10 advanced tips to rev up your LinkedIn profile and make it work harder for you!
1. Are You Publishing Yet? Another great new feature is that any LinkedIn member can now publish their content on LinkedIn and promote it via either their Company Pages or Personal Profile. While most still tend to post only company related news or PR - think outside the box and publish industry related news, Op Edpieces, white papers and infographics. Publishing a news piece about a company that you would like to do business with is a great way to open the door for dialogue!
2. Track The Content Thats Trending! This is relatively new tool, just launched in spring of 2014, and not widely used at all yet, but certainly worth your attention! Trending Content spotlights the most popular content being shared all over LinkedIn. While its a great way to stay on top of events and news in your industry - its also a fantastic way to share the spotlight with the trending stories by adding your two centswith pertinent comments.
3. LinkedIn Ads - Pricey, But Worth It. Laser focused, targeted advertising is possible with LinkedIns Ad platform, but be cautious and monitor your ad spend closely, as that targeting comes at a hefty price tag. But remember who you are targeting: the CEOs and top decision makers in the company. One deal may be all you need to cover the cost of the campaign.
4. Create Your Own LinkedIn Group. LinkedIn Groups are a great way of reaching out to people that you would like to connect with - create a group and invite them to join! As a LinkedIn Group administrator, you can email your group members up to once per week. This lets you establish a relationship with your group members, while also establishing yourself as an authority or thought leaderin your field.
5. Use Pulse to Track Industry News. LinkedIn's Pulse lets you follow specific people, companies, influencers, publishers or channels. Get their attention by commenting and interacting with them via their content. Send someone you want to connect with an InMail, with a few well thought out comments about their recent article - and you will get a response back 99 times out of 100!
6. LinkedIn - The Ultimate Lead Funnel. LinkedIn can be a goldmine of business owners that are ready to invest in solutions to their problems, whatever they may be! From SEO to website design, app development to manufacturing equipment, spend some time putting together a logical sales funnel to maximize your prospecting efforts on LinkedIn. Start with an entry level product or service to build trust, then have a full menu of additional products and services you can follow up with after the initial sale.
7. Joint Venture Heaven! I am always amazed that people dont realize what a goldmine of potential JV partners LI is! Keep an open mind no matter who you are connecting with on LinkedIn - they may not be a great fit for the product or service you are selling - but are your products compatible? Can you share resources or put together a package deal to sell to both companies customers? Always be looking for new ways to expand your reach into new markets!
8. LinkedIn for The BEST Leads. On a tight budget, so LinkedIn ads are not a good option just yet? Then take advantage of the many free options available to you on LinkedIn. With the highest visitor-to-lead conversion rate of any social network, LinkedIn allows you to share links to your landing pages in your status updates, and on your Company/Showcase pages. You can also include them (when appropriate!) in your group posts and LinkedIn's publishing platform. The key is the phrase when appropriate- dont ever spam your contacts or groups just to get your links out there - it doesnt work.
9. Find Out What Your Potential Customers Are Thinking! Although LinkedIn no longer offers the group Polls feature - you can still ask questions in groups to get peoples thoughts and opinions on current topics, industry issues etc. Its a great way to start a conversation with possible customers, and to focus in on what your potential markets real issues and pain points are.
10. Let Your Company Pages Be Your Company Showcase. LinkedIn offers so much more flexibility then most social marketing sites: you can create multiple pages, each specific to a division, product or service within your company. Each page can promote a specific product or service. Create pages specific to each vertical or market segment you service, so you can direct interested parties to the correct page on LinkedIn.
I hope these ideas get you started on LinkedIn - its one of the best places online to connect with the true heavy hittersand decision makers at virtually company or in any industry..anywhere in the world.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

SociJam is live - Get More Engagement On Your Facebook Posts!


We all love FB.  (Well most of us…) But what I don’t like (and maybe you too)

is how you don’t really have that much control over how your posts on FB look.

You’d think by now with FB being a rival to Google, that they’d at least figured

out that people want to make amazing looking posts, stories, and ads without

that crappy background they give you.

SociJam has basically taken FB posts and given it a serious makeover like

the fairy god-mother did for Cinderella.

In other words, your FB posts can draw attention like the sexy models

walking the runway at the FB fashion show!

Here’s just a snippet of what SociJam is all about when it comes to creating

engaging eye popping posts, stories, and ads on FB:

Add bold, italics, underlines, emojis and more! Copy/paste simplicity

Works on all major browsers and  devices Tap into massive potential you have

been ignoring Boost engagement on your posts in seconds

Works in posts, featured posts,

comments, groups and even Facebook

ads!

100% Facebook compliant

Unlimited posts, ads, or comments Visually entice your visitors to take

action Nothing to install or host, all done in the cloud No designing or coding skills required 100% newbie friendly

Listen, isn’t it time we bring the sexy back to our FB posts? (Actually, it never was there

to begin with, but I digress…)

And that’s what SociJam will do.

Consider it your wingman (or wingwoman) for hooking you up and getting you noticed by

the right people and prospects in your market/niche.

But all without being a super annoying third wheel.


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