Archive for May, 2008

Internet Marketing Course-Viral Marketing 101

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Good morning everyone,

Did you know viral marketing is a very influential way to promote your online business?  It is like having a crew of full time workers working for you.  Your new product will constantly be promoted and you can sit back and relax and watch the sales roll in.

Below are some viral marketing ideas that will help your business explode:

1.     Create a Product that Other People Can Easily Brand

Create a product and allow all affiliate marketers the ability to put their affiliate links inside.  This is makes for a good reason for affiliate marketers to spread your product.  It’s a win win for both parties involved.  You get free advertising and money, they get money!

2.     Make a Video

Make a video that promotes your product and will sell well when others see it.  Give affiliates the html coding to be able to put on their website.

3.     Offer a Contest

Tell all your visitors that the affiliate marketer who gets the most sales will get a cash prize, free product, or anything else you can think of that everyone would want.  Give people a reason to start promoting your product.  Offering 65% or better affiliate marketing commission on all sales works well too!

Work at Home Opportunities-How to Maximize Your Profits for Flipping Websites

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Good afternoon ladies and gents,

I want to share with you some website flipping tactics that will maximize your profits!  First of all, website flipping can be an extremely profitable business if executed correctly. There are numerous amounts of critical factors that come into consideration when flipping a website. If you ignore the tips below it can be devastating to your profits, so please listen up closely!

Tip #1: Research and Find a Profitable Niche

It is essential that when flipping your website, that there is a good chance it will profit and grow. Most people will only buy websites in hot and high selling niches.  Spend a good amount of time on Clickbank trying to find this niche.

Tip #2: Traffic Flow

Never sell a website if it is getting NO traffic!  Make sure your website is getting excellent traffic before you even attempt to sell it.  This is an important factor to the amount of money you can receive for selling the site.

Tip #3: Get Sales!

Potential customers would rather purchase a website when the sales are skyrocketing instead of when it is decreasing. Flipping sites is done so quickly that this should not be a factor or problem you will face.   If your site is already generating sales, well you can add some hefty money to the selling power of your site!

Tip #4: List Your Site for Sale in Detail

Present your site in detail when selling it.  Put as much information as you can with as many visual images as possible.  Put on your potential customer’s shoes and pretend you are them.  Answer any questions they may have when listing your site before they have a chance to ask them!

How to Stay Focused On Any Goal

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Good morning everyone,

One of the major reasons many people don’t achieve their goals isn’t because the goal is too difficult; it’s because it is extremely hard to stay focused on the goal. Have you ever set a goal in your life and immediately thought of all the reasons why you wouldn’t achieve your goal? 

If you lose focus on your goal, you will begin to feel it just isn’t humanly possible to achieve it.  Please whatever you do, do not give up!  Some of the most frequent problems people face when setting a goal are not enough time, cash, resources, and knowledge.

The best way to conquer these problems is to break apart your goal into smaller pieces. By doing this, you will be able to focus on each of the smaller pieces at an individual level. As you get these pieces finished, you will start to find that your larger goal is all coming together.

For instance, if you want to write an ebook, do not get in the mindset that you have to write 60-100 pages.  Focus on writing maybe 5-10 pages per day.

By breaking your goal down into achievable pieces, you will be able to stay focused and reach your goal faster than you would have ever thought was possible.  I wish you the best of luck!

Clickbank.com Products-How to Promote Through eBay

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

 Good morning guys,

Do you know that eBay has been an outstanding resource for hungry entrepreneurs to make lots of money right in the comfort of their own home? eBay has exploded through the recent years and you need to jump on the bandwagon!

Use eBay to Promote Clickbank.com Products

1. Promote to Your Auction Buyers

If you already have a record of people who have formerly purchased from you, you can use this list and find products to sell them. If the previous sale that you have had with each customer was successful, the customer will more than likely buy from you again.

For new sales that you may make through your auctions, you can email your customers with information concerning their purchase, and add an advice message asking them to check out this product that may be helpful to them.  Do not pester your customers though, just 1 email and your done.

2. The About Me Page

The About Me Page in eBay is where most sellers will portray themselves and write some of their listings and feedback.  Make sure your page is pointing to a relevant clickbank product pertaining to what you are selling on eBay. 

I hope this information has been helpful to you and will increase your affiliate marketing and eBay sales!

 

“If You Build It They Will Come”-Get Sales From Your E-mail List

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Good morning guys, 

Today’s lesson will be on teaching you the value of an e-mail list and the title says it all “If you build it they will come”.  If you build your e-mail list, especially if it is properly managed, it can be a powerful advertising tool for your niche audience.  When you build your website, your goal is to get returning customers.  On average it takes 4-8 visits from a single customer to get a sale.  If the customer only comes to your site 1 time, more than likely they won’t buy!  The key is getting this customer’s email address by offering a sign up for a free newsletter and free tips on your niche.  After you get these sign ups, you need to every so often contact your people with news and tips that are specific to the niche you are trying to sell to.  People want to know what happens when they sign up for your emailing list, and if you promise free tips and a free newsletter you need to deliver and keep your promise.

The best site for building your e-mail list is Aweber.  It is only $20.00 a month, and it will be the best $20.00 you can ever SPEND.  It is so easy to use and only takes about 5-10 minutes to fully understand.  If you decide to go any other route you may pay the consequences as people may report you for spam, etc…  If you stick to your niche, let’s say it is forex trading, and you talk about politics, squidoo lenses, childcare, etc… you may be busted for spam.  When you develop these email lists, you need to stick to the niche that your customer signed up for, and that’s it.  With an e-mail list not only will you get many return visitors, it will lead to abundant amount of sales.

Affiliate Marketing Tips-Earn Money with CPA Offers

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Hello guys,

Today we are going to be discussing cost-per-action campaigns or CPA campaigns for short.  CPA affiliate programs are by no means new to the internet, but with more and more partnership networks forming daily, CPA offers will be around forever.  This should be good news to your ears because these are some of the most profitable opportunities on the internet today!

Common payouts of CPA offers comprise of the following:

  • When a sale is completed.

  • When a form is completed.

  • An email address is submitted.

  • A zip code is submitted.

Those last two proceedings are part of what make CPA offers so attractive to online marketers. Believe it or not many companies pay an average of $1-$2 for solitary field submissions on their offers. Imagine getting $2 just for having someone fill in their email address or zip code. This is just one of the worthwhile offers CPA’s possess.

When constructing CPA campaigns you need to put a lot of consideration into the creation of the campaign, and you really need to think differently than the normal thinker.   Below are 5 steps to help maximize your ROI:

  1. Control Costs- If you’re using PPC, facebook, MSN, etc…you need to test out how much it costs you per lead you generate.  It’s not worth it if you are only generating 3 leads and costing a few hundred dollars.

  2. Track All – This will help you nail down areas of opportunity for generating revenue.

  3. Pay Attention to Rules- A number of CPA offers can only be promoted with banner links, email, or text ads. If you dish up the correct ad the incorrect way, you could be kicked out of a CPA network.

  4. Sign Up, Sign Up, and Sign Up Again - Sign up with as many CPA networks as you possibly can. This will help you have a more various group of offers to choose from and have large payouts. It’s also good to promote at least 4-5 different offers at any particular time to additionally increase your odds of finding that high payout. This will be a little more time consuming, and hands on, but is truly the best way to gain knowledge of CPA marketing the fastest.

  5. Be creative - Don’t be scared think outside the box.  You can do anything with CPA offers and the terms of service of the offers you promote.

Keep all these tips in mind and sign up with various CPA networks! This is one of the most well-liked and well-paid fields of internet marketing today, and provides value to all parties involved.  Advertisers get publicity, affiliates earn cash, and end-users get the products and services they have been yearning for. That’s definitely a good thing for all parties involved!

 

Help Your Business Succeed-Get Organized!

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008


Good morning guys, Let me first start off by saying if many people “got organized”, everyday tasks would seem seamless instead of being extremely burdensome. The simplest things can help your business grow without you knowing it. You will be able to easily find what you are looking for, get more done, and jump start your business just by being more organized. Just where do you exactly start?

The first thing you must do is define your problem before you can solve it. It involves more than just saying “it is messy” you must REALLY thing about what exactly is messy.

You may want to get out a quick piece of paper and joint down your problems for example:

Way to many papers in my office

No space to even put down my belongings when I first walk into my house

I never am able to find the tools I need to get the job done. I know I have them I just can’t ever find them.

Be very specific when you are defining your problems.

The next thing you need to do is write down goals on how you are going to accomplish your unorganized problems. These goals should be in the form of SMART goals so you can measure them. SMART goals stand for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and have a Timeline. Let me give you a real life example. You quit your day job to pursue internet marketing and our turning a room into an office. You need to do the following: pay for expenses, write and send emails, sort out taxes, send letters, etc. this is a vital step that will guide you to the next steps of setting up that new well-organized room in your house.

Multi-Level Marketing Opportunities-Beware of Scams

Monday, May 12th, 2008


Good afternoon guys,

So I don’t make anyone mad, let me first start off by saying not all MLM companies are scams. Clearly, there are some high-quality, trustworthy companies out there. Nevertheless, there are so many awful ones. Prior to investing with any MLM or network marketing company, examine, research, and then investigate some more. The only way to truly succeed even with legitimate MLM companies is to have great people and sales skills. Now before you decide to invest in any business opportunity, below are some free sites to find out if companies have had any complaints on them. I suggest searching all these sites before investing.

http://www.bbb.org

http://www.scamwatch.com

http://www.sohojobs.org

http://www.worldwidescam.com


If you do end up getting scammed you need to report it immediately to these websites. You may not get your money back but you may save the next person the heartache of getting scammed. In closing, if it sounds too good to be true, more than likely it is in fact!

Phishing-Avoid Being a Victim

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Good morning guys,

Today we are going to talk about phishing, defining exactly what it means, and how to avoid being a victim. Phishing is basically a scam of sending out a false email in order to draw a recipient to a link where they want you to respond with confidential or financial information.  You’ve most likely have gotten plenty of these in your email without you knowing it.  It usually pretends to come from a well known financial institution or a well known company such as ebay.  It will say something like “someone has changed your password and your account will be terminated if you don’t confirm your details, please click on the link and confirm your details.”  If you actually click on the link you will be taken to a fake website where they require you to put in your personal information or banking information which will be used to steal your credit card or social security number to open fake credit cards or to steal your identity.  How do you avoid phishing?  For starters, NEVER respond to an email that comes from your bank.  It doesn’t matter how genuine it looks.  Financial institutions are well aware of phishing and usually don’t send out this type of emails.  When in doubt, pick up the phone and actually call your bank.  Finally, do not give to much personal information on any website.  Make sure the website has a protected padlock logo in the bottom of the browser to let you know this site is safe.

Can you be successful at Internet Marketing without knowing HTML?”

Monday, May 12th, 2008


Hello guys,

The question every newbie to internet marketing wants to know “Can you be successful at Internet Marketing without knowing HTML?” The simple answer to this question is yes, and you have to do a few things to become successful. You will never be a successful internet marketer without a website. Not only do you need a website, it needs to look professional and easy to use. Don’t know how to build a website? No problem! If you are just starting your web escapade, look for a company that provides all the essential tools for your web-based business in one place. Most vital would be a simple to use website builder that would let you to build your site without having to learn HTML. Look for a site that makes professional looking sites quickly. Make the potential customer feel welcomed on your site. People do not like to spend money with someone that is not trustworthy. If they feel comfortable on your website, you can expect them to open their wallets and buy your products.