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Have you worked out your Customer Lifetime Value?

Published on July 28, 2014 by in Direct Selling

I was listening to a podcast from The McMethod Email Marketing Podcast and the discussion was about the lifetime value of your customer. The guest speaker was Brian Kurtz who is a Direct Response Marketer using mainly offline marketing direct mail. A discussion then took place about the mindset of internet marketers and how most people when they enter Internet marketing do not think Long term about building a business but rather fall into the trap that they just have to sell a few things and their paypal account will start filling up with money. There is also the thought that there is a quick path to success and anyone can become an Internet marketer and make lots of money and live the 4 hour work week.There is not a lot of emphasis on building a long term business with returning customers, referral marketing and establishing the lifetime value of a customer. Most Internet marketers throw up an free or low cost ebook or report or do a launch of a product. Sometimes they can mahe a 5 figure income with one product but what happens after the product stops selling? Ideally on should have a sales funnel that drives the customer through the frontend product and then to an upsell or tow and eventually to a high end product. The business system should also allow for ongoing products that can generate regular income. It is important to establish a relationship with your customers so that they trust the internet marketer and will continue to buy.

Perhaps the best way to use your lifetime customer value is when calculating your advertising costs. So you may spend $50 to acquire your customer which would be bad if the lifetime value of this customer was $47 but Ok if the lifetime value was $200 or higher.

There are some Internet marketing Systems in place that have done their research and know the metrics of their customers. These systems can estimate the lifetime value of their customers and know how much of a budget they will need to make a positive return. This has been achieved through testing and tweaking every part of their sales funnel. Two such systems are  Dean Hollands Ipro System and Matt Lloyds MOBE.  Both these system offer a licensing option which allows you to promote the system and Dean and Matts sales team will follow up with the prospects you send and get you more sales. So instead of you building your own sales system with a front end offer, upsells downsells and writing sales pages you get the priviledge of using a fully tested and optimised system for a small cost.If you would like to take a short cut in internet marketing and use a proven sales system that is converting for 1000′s of people just like you then click here to watch Deans Video or Matt Lloyds Sales page Here

Below I have placed a infographic of Starbucks Customer Lifetime Value
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How To Calculate Customer Lifetime Value
Source: How To Calculate Lifetime Value

 
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How 1 post from Matthew Woodward got me Back on Track

Published on July 25, 2014 by in Blogging Success

Ok so I have mentioned the Warrior Forum more than once on this blog. If you do not know what the Warrior Forum is it is a the most popular forum for Internet Marketers. When it comes to Internet Marketing the Warrior Forum is probably as busy as You tube as far as people being busy on there. Well on of the ways to get free traffic to my blog is I go onto the Warrior Forum and look for people who need help. They could be asking questions about solo ads or traffic or they could also be reviewing products. If you have been a member of the Warrior Forum for a while and have a certain number of posts they allow you to put a Signature file on. This signature file can have a link that you want to advertise. They do not accept affiliate links though so remember this. They way the signature files work is that people will read your post and hopefully want to find out more about you so visit your link.  I get quite a bit of traffic this way as I have a link to my free Solo ad Survival guide. It is important to do this consistently so you get to be known as someone with authority. Ok now to the gem. I posted earlier that I was feeling a little disheartened with blogging and mostly because I am not posting as regularly as I should be and of course this means I am not getting good results well i cam acrosz this magic post that lead to this Blog post How-i-built-a-top-100-blog-in-12-months and how you can too . This is simply Brilliant as Matthew Woodward goes through his whole story with screenshots of traffic, conversions, tells you what he did to get traffic and so much more. Do yourself a favour get on over there and read this. It is a long and very detailed post that took him 30 hours to write but this is equivalent to information you would pay lot’s of $$$’s for. Here is the link again http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/tutorials/how-i-built-a-top-100-blog-in-12-months/

 
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Having Second thoughts about Blogging

Published on July 25, 2014 by in Blogging Success

Today I was not feeling very enthusiastic about my blogging after having a look at my analytics report and then seeing that I was getting views but no one was taking much notice of my posts. I then went back and watched some videos in my ipro back office to get motivated once again. After this I went on over to the Warrior Forum and started looking for posts to comment on. I read just recently that you should try and comment on posts that do not have any responses. so off I go looking for posts thinking that all the new threads would be at the top. Wrong all the posts that have been recently commented on are at the top. It was after a little while of scrolling through the forum and getting less excited that I thought to myself why does this forum not have a sorting feature. Well I figured it out so now instead of spending a considerable time searching and searching I can now sort by most recent threads and just leave some comments on them. Not sure if you have been to the Warrior Forum since it changed owners but it is changing a little for the better I think. Why not leave your comments below to let me know what you think of the new changes to the Warrior Forum

 
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How are you building your Online Home Business? Here are 7 tips that will help you increase your conversions

A great way to get leads to your business opportunity is to use solo ads. Solo ads will send traffic directly where you want your visitors to go. When using solo ads however it is not ideal to send them directly to your main site but rather to offer an incentive to join you so that you have their email address and can send follow up correspondence. If you do send the leads directly to your Business opportunity page and they do not optin with their email address you are likely to lose them forever.

Once your new lead has provided you with their contact details you need to keep entertaining them and provide value. Demonstrate to them that you are indeed a real person and most importantly that you are there to help them succeed. Keep emailing and track your open rates. If the first email you send out has a low open rate change the subject line and the first sentence and send it out to those that did not open the first time. Some people get lots of email and may not see your first email as it might have been lost in all the emails they get.

Here are 7 tips  you can use to increase your  conversions

1. interview other people from your business opportunity community who are getting results and share their stories and results

2. Optimise your follow-up sequence, add success stories of others in there. Testimonials are great. Remember facts tell stories sell

3. Create a killer bonus package – if you have some experience offer a one- on- one consult with you.

4. Start making videos of yourself either face to camera or keynote videos sharing some value – this helps your subscribers realise that you are a real person and helps  position you as the expert.

5. Add a 30-90 day sequence of your emails or commit to just mailing your list every day.. EVERY SINGLE DAY. Consistence is key here

6. Work with 1-3 people to in your team once they results you can then SHOWCASE them to your subscribers.

7. Get to live events. Make videos & take pics with Top Earners and then integrate that into your marketing. Get social

The important thing is to get people to know, like and trust you remember, people buy you first then they join your company.
People are buying a feeling, first then what you are selling second. They are looking for you to solve their problems. Put your subscribers needs first and they will soon trust you.

If you would like to find out more about building an Internet Business Faster Smarter and better Check this Out

 
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Product Creation – It’s a game well worth starting- Guest Post By Steven Lucas

Published on July 10, 2014 by in Direct Selling

Today it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Steven Lucas who has kindly written me a guest post on Product Creation.

Steven is also an author and has some books published on Amazon.

Like me Steven works full time but still manages to have an active blog. This is a great post and do yourself a favour and pop on over to his blog too.

Thanks Steven for your contribution

Internet marketers are often told that they should create their own products, but quite often they’ll trot out the same old excuses. “I don’t know enough”, “I’m not expert enough” or “There’s nothing new to say”. These combined with I’m no good an English or I don’t like writing, are the ones that seem to kill any attempt at product creation before it even starts.

 

The experts are right though. You do need to create your own products. If you are an affiliate for someone else’s stuff there may become a time when they decide to stop selling it, and they won’t warn you in advance either. So if you’ve just spent time and money putting together a big campaign for somebody’s product, it could very easily all go down the pan in an instant. This is the strongest reason for making your own digital products.

 

The other main reason, of course, is that you could be the one who has hundreds of affiliates selling your products with your name on them, spreading your fame and building your brand – Just like you’re probably doing for someone else right now.

 

Dealing with the above excuses is really quite easy. By doing what you’re doing already, you probably know more than the average person, and that level of knowledge is all that you need to get started. You might not be an expert in the global scheme of things, but just by publishing your own e-book, recording an interview for someone else or putting up a video of you talking about as aspect of your favourite niche – you will start to be perceived as an expert by your buying public.

 

As for being no good at English, many of today’s marketers seem to make a virtue of how bad they were at school, graduating with no qualifications but how they’ve still gone on to be a success, and every last one of them will have several products (at several price levels) that they at least provided the seed ideas for. So there’s clue number one. They didn’t necessarily write every word themselves. All they did was provide a list of subjects, sub-headings or ideas to someone else who can write for them to turn into an e-book.

 

Once you have a book then why not read it out loud into a microphone plugged into your computer? Using a free program called Audacity, you’ll be able to turn your book into an audio too and if you don’t like the sound of your voice then head over to the usual micro-job sites and find someone whose voice you do like to do the job for you.

 

Finally, use Powerpoint or a free equivalent (Open Office, Libre Office and a few others) to make up some slides of the high points of your book or speech and use some of the free movie making software to… well, make a movie. You might need to spread the timing of the slides out to match the speech, or just create some more slides, but by the time you’ve finished (or the person you’ve hired has finished), you will have 3 products that you can use to brand yourself as an expert. Written, audio and video products are the 3 ways to reach your buyers and by offering all three you will cover everybody’s preferences. They are also 3 separate sources of revenue if you choose to market them that way. And most importantly, they are yours and under your control. A great asset to your business.

 

If you’d like to know more about product creation, please feel free to grab my ebook – Product Creation for the Terminally Terrified at http://www.stevenlucasmarketing.com/sm-ccc This contains more detailed information about how to get started, resources to help you and tips for continued inspiration.

Steven Lucas

http://www.stevenlucasmarketing.com

 
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How to add buyers to your list for almost free

Can’t get FREE traffic? Stop failing online right now!! Learn to get FREE traffic to your website the right way with me!

This method takes a little bit of time but can add handsomely to your bottom line and add subscribers to your list.

As you already know, a buyer is worth far, far more than a simple

subscriber, and here’s how to get buyers added to your list for free…

Step 1:

Create a short report that solves a key problem.

In other words, one problem, one solution. Simple. Now give it a great title. In fact, spend as much

time on the title as you did writing the report, because the title has to grab

attention and get them to read it cover to cover.

Step 2: Repeat step 1,

only with a different problem and solution in the same niche.

Step 3: Set up a squeeze page to offer Report #2 for free

in exchange for their email address.

Step 4: At the end (and possibly the beginning) of Report #1,

write teaser copy to entice them to go to your squeeze page and grab Report #2. If you did

a good job of giving great content in Report #1, this should be easy because

they’re going to be eager to read more from you.

Step 5: Go to forums and give away Report #1 with Master Resale Rights.

This means they can sell the report or give it away with paid products, but they

cannot alter the report in any way. This is crucial because you don’t want your

link altered or removed.

Step 6: They add your report as a bonus to their paid products,

or sell it outright for a nominal fee such as $7. People read it, love it, and go to your

squeeze page to give you their email address so they can get more great stuff

from you, like Report #2.

That’s it. It’s a system you set up once and forget about, other than

periodically checking to see how many new buyers have been added to your

list. The beauty of this system is 4-fold…

* obviously it’s fairly easy,

* you only have to set it up once and then you can forget about it,

* you’re building a list of buyers and buyers ONLY,

* and you’re building your list on other people’s traffic.

Brilliant!

 

You can grab My Free Report here http://www.jenellelivet.com/home/my-wso-getting-leads-using-my-solo-ad-survival-guide/

 

 
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Webinars vs Google hangouts

Published on June 21, 2014 by in Direct Selling

Are Webinars and Google hangouts  For You?

Google hangouts have become a great way to do presentations online.

Google hangouts allow you to have more than one presenter on at one time and you have the ability to share screens

and all sorts of really cool stuff. Hangouts are a great way to do training as your students

can get on and ask you questions right on the hangout.

You can have presenters that can share their success stories.

The great way about Google hangouts is that they go live to air and are instantly recorded

You can edit these recordings and send the replay out to the people who could not attend.

You can even just record yourself and use this as a training session then

and you can run them while you man the chat box.

Google hangouts are very versatile and of course get great

Google rankings

I have a hangout set up on one of my Power Lead System pages that shows you how

to structure a hangout

Have a look here http://www.plshangouts.whensocialmeansbusiness.com/

Everything below that talks about webinars can now be used for hangouts.

Perhaps one of the easiest ways to make good money online is by doing

webinars. Here’s how it works in a nutshell: You choose a date and topic for

your webinar, promote it, give great information on the webinar and then

promote a product at the end. It’s like one big informational sales letter, in

that you begin by giving away a great deal of awesome info, and you close by

offering them even more information or a service or membership they can use

to implement what they’ve just learned.

If you either have a skill that others want to learn, or you can interview an

expert who has the skill people want to learn, the you can do a webinar.

Here are the steps to ensure your webinars generate income…

1. Make the webinar an experience. There is so much I can say about this,

but it might all boil down to the following: Do NOT be boring. As you

put your webinar together, think about your customers and what they

want to learn and experience. Make it interesting, exciting and fun.

Plan to show major enthusiasm for your topic, and to answer questions.

Remember, they can leave the webinar any time they like, so make sure

it’s worth staying for.

2. Provide great tools. If you’re partnering or using affiliates, provide great

blog posts and emails so they can drive as much traffic as possible to

your opt-in page. And provide a good variety – you don’t want every

affiliate sending out the same email, since they begin to look like spam.

Instead, consider helping each affiliate to write a unique email tailored

exclusively for their list.

Are Webinars For You?

Perhaps one of the easiest ways to make good money online is by doing

webinars. Here’s how it works in a nutshell: You choose a date and topic for

your webinar, promote it, give great information on the webinar and then

promote a product at the end. It’s like one big informational sales letter, in

that you begin by giving away a great deal of awesome info, and you close by

offering them even more information or a service or membership they can use

to implement what they’ve just learned.

If you either have a skill that others want to learn, or you can interview an

expert who has the skill people want to learn, the you can do a webinar.

Here are the steps to ensure your webinars generate income…

1. Make the webinar an experience. There is so much I can say about this,

but it might all boil down to the following: Do NOT be boring. As you

put your webinar together, think about your customers and what they

want to learn and experience. Make it interesting, exciting and fun.

Plan to show major enthusiasm for your topic, and to answer questions.

Remember, they can leave the webinar any time they like, so make sure

it’s worth staying for.

2. Provide great tools. If you’re partnering or using affiliates, provide great

blog posts and emails so they can drive as much traffic as possible to

your opt-in page. And provide a good variety – you don’t want every

affiliate sending out the same email, since they begin to look like spam.

Instead, consider helping each affiliate to write a unique email tailored

exclusively for their list.

Now after you have done your hangout it is time to get it ranked on Google. I came across this great WSO

to get them ranked so you can get more traffic and more subscribers on your list.

Take a look 

Now I have on my list of things to do is to structure a Google hangout that will give great content about getting traffic to my blog and then introducing

the attendees to the great man Dean Holland. After all Deans Methods Do work so this will be a great way to create a new sales funnel for Deans Products

 

 
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Some great results from My WSO and more sales from solo ads

Published on June 14, 2014 by in Direct Selling

Wow what a week it has been. I did a little experiment and sent my Solo ad Survivor optin link to some solo ad sellers to give out to their new customers. This has lead to more people opting in and some great feedback. There is more good news though. In my solo ad survival guide I placed some links to some relevant JVZOO products that I have also been getting sales. So my advice to you would be to get stuck into creating a product and put it on the Warrior Forum. If you are not feeling confident about creating a product here is something that helped me and it is a real eye opener. the product is called Product Creation Rehab and is very easy to read and understand. Once you go through the product here is a link that you can use to sell it yourself. So go through this simple product get your product on the warrior forum and start getting more traffic and sales. When you have some extra subscribers on your list send them your success story and send them to this link and get your own sales as well.

Also if you are still on the fence with buying solo ads all of my sales so far have come from Solo ad buys. I also have a follow up sequence that I am using and the people who did not stick around to watch the video on the sales page and optin to the original email send usually optin on the second or third auto email. My advice is to stick with it guys and success will come.

If you would like a copy of my follow up emails that I am sending just leave a comment below

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My WSO getting leads using my Solo ad Survival Guide

Published on June 3, 2014 by in Direct Selling

well I did it. I got my WSO up on the Warrior forum. I was going to sell it but then when I went to put the thread on there what sis I see but another WSO that was titled Solo ad  Buyers Survival Guide. You can imagine my reaction to that. It was not pretty. So I put it on for free and there have been 118 views 25 optins. I am now going to start contacting Solo ad sellers and see if they would like to offer this guide to their solo ad buyers. I have a few contacts in the solo ad business so just need to get a page together that will sell the free product and get them to optin. I have my blog website address as a header and also have links to my solo ad selling site and a couple of other affiliate links in the report. the feedback I have had from people who have read the guide has been very positive. After a month or so I will start to place this on document sharing sites as I have heard that this is really good for traffic generation. I guess the lesson is that if you create content once you can  leverage that content to drive traffic to your blog and build your list by only doing the work once. I remember going to a live event once and Ewan Chia was there. He was saying that he was still getting traffic and sales from content he had produced in 1998 this is truly amazing.

So if you have not had a chance to download my ebook yet then just click on the image below

solo ad survival header

 

Of course once I have them on my list I can them offer my new subscribers special offers on Solo ads and also tell them all about Dean Hollands Quality Products Find out more about dean here 

I would love you to leave your comments below after you have read my book

Jenelle

 
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Another sale today but my traffic experiment failed

Published on May 26, 2014 by in Direct Selling

Last week I ran across Igor’s VIP solo ad group and thought I would take a look at what he had to offer as

Igor has a great reputation as a solo ad seller. In the solo VIP group you get priority listing for a solo ad. Well my solo ad ran last night and out of 466 clicks I got 172 optins to Deans BCB optin page and 1 sale. I was kind of expecting a far better result considering Igors clicks cost over $1 per click. Now I wait and let Deans sales team take over and wait and see if I get some more sales come through. I have had 2 other sales from purchasing solo ad so they do work. I have also posted links in Facebook groups and also twitter and a site called DNTX. DNTX offers a service where you are able to pay per view on parked domains when a person searche for a domain that has expired or is parked they get redirected to your offer. This is supposed to be very good but I did not do well and got one click for $50 I targeted ite that had the keyword blogging so this traffic souce is off my list.

I was also introduced to a new IM Lead Dynamo. This service is offered by a gentleman named Lewis Turner who has been putting a series of webinars out about solo ad Business sucess. A you know I sell solo ads so I have watched these vdieos and have to say my business gets better every day. I paid $97 for 400 clicks which is a very good price. They strive for a 95% Tier one rate so this is an extra special deal. However my Clicks are due to go out in the next 48 hours and the proof will be in the results.

I like to try different forms of traffic and do lot’s of research about what is working well. Email still appears to have the highest optin rates which is why I think solo ads work so well. I am doing my homework on making high converting lead capture pages and putting together a swipe file of email subject lines and body text and studying them and even writing them out by hand as this helps me get into my brain the trigger points to make people open and click. It has been and continues to be a great learning experience. Pleas feel free to leave a comment below and share where you are getting your traffic fron and what sort of results you are getting. Oh and do come

back and find out the results from IM Lead Dynamo

 

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