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How To Build Your List For Free Using Google Adwords

Published on May 30, 2015 by in Direct Selling

Guest post by James Woolley

There are numerous ways you can go about building your list,
but in my opinion using Google Adwords, and indeed other
pay-per-click sites, is one of the best ways of building a
highly targeted list of responsive subscribers. Not only
that, but if done correctly, you can effectively build your
list for free, as I will demonstrate in the remainder of
this article.

I own numerous websites in a variety of niches, and have
successfully built up large lists of subscribers for a lot
of these sites. A large percentage of these subscribers have
come from Google Ad words alone, and best of all it’s hardly
cost me anything at all.

It all comes down to one thing – Back end Commissions.

Here’s what you need to do:

1. Find targeted, but relatively cheap keywords you can use
to advertise your site on Google Ad words (less than $0.40
per click). The lower the better, and as any Ad words expert
will tell you, you should start off by bidding low to be
placed in the top 5-10 results in the pay-per-click results,
and concentrate on maximising your click-through rate with a
compelling headline and compelling sales copy, to obtain a
higher position without having to increase your
cost-per-click.

2. Create an opt-in page and send the traffic you receive to
this page. This site has to be compelling enough for the
visitors you receive to fill out the opt-in form to
subscribe to your list. You should offer a free report
and/or bonus to get as many visitors to subscribe as
possible.

3. Here’s the crucial part. On your thank you page that your
visitors are sent to after they have filled-in your form,
you should place links to either your own product, or to a
quality affiliate product that you can earn commissions
from.

This is a highly effective way of earning backend
commissions and effectively recouping your advertising
costs, if you have a good offer. You’d be surprised at just
how many people purchase from this thank you page. In my
experience a typical response rate is often anywhere between
2% and 10%, and for certain sites I’ve received a 30%
success rate, so in some instances I have actually made more
money from sales than I actually paid out in pay-per-click
advertising. Therefore, I’m effectively building my list for
free, and earning small profits along the way.

If you think about it, it’s not surprising people take you
up on your offer because they have already trusted you
enough to leave their name and email address with you, so
why wouldn’t they take you up on your offer?

One thing I will say though is that the product or offer
that you place on your thank you page must be affordable (I
would say $47 or less) otherwise you may find that none of
your opt-in subscribers take you up on your offer. Look at
it objectively and ask yourself whether you’d be tempted to
purchase the offer if it was someone else’s site, and you
were the one that had just opted in.

In addition to using your thank you page as a way of
recouping your advertising costs, another good way of
achieving this goal is by giving away free reports or ebooks
to your opt-in subscribers which contain your affiliate
links. This provides another way of earning backend
commissions, and although, in my experience, not quite as
profitable as the thank you page method, can still deliver
the occasional sale, which all helps to cover your
pay-per-click advertising costs.

To sum up then, if you’re building your list, make sure that
you are fully utilizing your thank you page as a way of
earning commissions. If done correctly, you can successfully
recoup your Adwords costs, or indeed those costs that arise
from any other forms of promotion, and build your list for
free. As I have hopefully demonstrated, this thank you page
can be a very profitable page of your website, but
unfortunately most people simply don’t take advantage of
this space and leave it blank, or just provide basic
instructions for completing the opt-in process. I’ve been
guilty of this myself in the past, but I now make sure that
I have a way of receiving backend commissions on the thank
you page of all of my niche websites.

Admittedly, there are some niches where the high
cost-per-click means that it is very hard to recoup your
advertising costs completely from backend commissions, but
even so, you can still claw back some of your costs by using
the methods I’ve discussed in this article.

 
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Building a Highly-targeted Opt in List

Published on May 28, 2015 by in Direct Selling

Guest post by Eugenijus Sakalauskas

When most people think of targeted list, what comes to mind is usually basic information that’s not particularly interesting or beneficial. But there’s a lot more to targeted list than just the basics.

Are you successful with your Internet business? Better yet, do you think you are successful with your online business? When most online entrepreneurs are asked with these questions, they often brush it off. This is because most of them, who have not yet realize the right way to succeed in Internet Marketing, continue to believe that the mere fact that they have a website is already enough to succeed on the Internet.

The truth is, they all end up very upset because they fail to realize the secret behind the success in Internet Marketing.

Having a website is not a guarantee that your online business will succeed. How will you succeed if people will not realize that your business exist online? The key to Internet marketing is to get your business noticed.

An effective way to do this is to build an opt-in list. In fact, most of the people who are already experts in Internet marketing will tell you that building a highly targeted opt in list is the most effective and important tool in Internet marketing.

Basically, an opt in list is a list of email addresses of people who have agreed to obtain any kind of information from online businesses like you. The term “opt in” means that you have their permission to send to them whatever newsletters, brochures, or promotions that you have in your online business.

It is extremely important that you have their permission first before you send them information because unsolicited emails will be regarded as spam, and spamming is an illegal activity in the Net.

Because of the feasibility of building an opt in list on Internet marketing, most of the online entrepreneurs consider it as the most treasured tool online. They need this list in order to get the consumers attention and sustain interest.

By creating an opt in list, you will be able to maintain solid contact with your previous buyers at the same time boost your sales because of the fact that you have a sure target market always ready to purchase items from you.

Opt in list is considered to be the most important item in an Internet marketer. In fact, if in case something bad happens like emergencies and catastrophes and they could only save one item, it would be their opt in list saved on a backup disk.

Just imagine how these people value their opt in list. If this is the case, then it must be really something, right?

So, for people who are not yet aware of the importance of building a highly targeted opt in list and would like to know how to build them, here are some tips that could be very useful.

1. Decide on your niche market or your target market.

It is extremely important to know your target market in order to focus on something. It would be really confusing and time consuming if you will build an opt in list with no particular market in mind.

Think about what you’ve read so far. Does it reinforce what you already know about targeted list? Or was there something completely new? What about the remaining paragraphs?

Moreover, having a niche market would bring more focus on your marketing campaigns and would derive better results because you have direct you emails to people who would most likely be interested in them.

2. Be sure that your selected target market is available in the Internet.

The mere acquisition of a niche market is not a guarantee that you can already start building your opt in list. Since, the concept of opt in list is specifically generated to aid in the growth of the Internet market of a particular entrepreneur, it is important to have a niche market that is available through the Internet.

The concept is basically simple, how can you promote your online business if your niche market is not available in the Internet? Hence, it is extremely important to verify if your target market is available online.

3. Verify if your chosen target market is income-generating market.

Building a highly targeted opt in list will just go to waste if your niche market is not generating any income at all.

Try to verify their income-generating potential through the search engines, wherein you will find some paid ads related to the keywords you have searched. This would only mean that if somebody is willing to pay to advertise focusing on the same target market that you have in mind, chances are, you will be able to reap positive results on your target market.

4. Generate solutions to the problems of your target market by using Internet forum.

Creating this type of forum will initiate the underlying solutions that will answer to most of your target markets problem.

Through their posts and threads, you will be able to identify your target markets problem and will be able to come up with a great solution. In turn, it will be very handy when you make your opt in list.

Indeed, the success of an online business or Internet marketing greatly depends on the opt in list. It is where the online businesses could come up with newsletters that would allow them to promote their products at the same time create the need for it. In turn, it will generate more income and make more money.

As they say, money is in the list thats why most businesses consider opt in list as valuable as gold.

The day will come when you can use something you read about here to have a beneficial impact. Then you’ll be glad you took the time to learn more about targeted list.

 
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Building A Responsive Opt-In List

Published on May 26, 2015 by in Direct Selling

Guest post by Allen Lundy

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in Affiliate Marketing for 1 Day or 30 years, you will always hear Building Your List is probably the most import single thing you can ever do if you want to be a success.

Building your list can never be over emphasized or talked about enough. Here it is again “ The Money Is In The List.”

bought your prod.In reality, believe it or not, when you build your list, you are or should be building two lists. One list for people that have (responsive list) and one list for people that have signed up for your newsletter or for information and have NOT purchased anything from you (product promotion list).

Many of the people that buy your products will want to sell them to their lists. Some of these individuals may become your top affiliate marketers and will gladly place advertisements on their websites or inside their Blog for your products.

The best way to build your list through a free newsletter or product giveaway. Prospective customers arrive at your website and offer up their name and email address because you are providing them what they want in respect to information or specific products.

For instance, if you have created a special product on building a list, such as simple List Secrets, and you offer them a free report that they can re-brand with their affiliate link (which you provide to them) and allow them to give it away, as well as promote your Simple List Secrets eBook for a profit, you have gotten a new list member, a new affiliate, and the possibility of additional income as well as additional responsive list members. All this because you offered one person something to inform them and it hasn’t cost them a penny yet. Besides the eBook, they also will receive YOUR informative newsletter every week.

You have them on your list, you may now promote something to them every single week in your newsletter, send them freebies on occasion, and ALWAYS have a sales link in each email “ just in case. As long as you don’t oversell, they will believe that they matter to you and to your business. And believe me, they do matter!

Always remember The Money Is In The List! Every person on your list that purchases and continues to purchase and resell your products is The Money we are talking about.

To Your Success

Allen Lundy

 
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List Building Techniques to Attract A Flood of New Members to Your Membership Site

Published on May 24, 2015 by in Direct Selling

Guest post by Jeremy Gislason

An excellent way to build a massive list is to create a free membership site, where you give away quality products in exchange for their subscription. However, it is not enough that you create it; the more crucial aspect is in traffic generation. You need to do some heavy promotions so that people can visit your membership site and become members.

Here’s some amazing list building techniques to get an avalanche of potential subscribers to your site.

Put an opt-in form on every webpage. You’ll never know which of your webpages your visitors will come across, so it’s best to put your opt-in form on all applicable webpages for maximum exposure. You may either put a non-distractive, benefit-laden opt-in form in the webpage itself; or you may use an exit pop-up.

Get a reliable autoresponder or membership site management software.Don’t settle for a free autoresponder or membership management software if you’re serious about your business. If you use a low quality free autoresponder or software, you might encounter technical problems and defective functions.

You might also have a difficult time asking your present list to re-subscribe again when you transferred to a paid one. Some membership software allow you to import your list, but some paid autoresponder services require your present subscribers to confirm their subscription again. With this additional step, you stand to lose many of your present members.

Optimize your site for the search engines. SEO is a broad topic. Basically, putting your targeted keywords in places like the title tags, headings (H1, H2, etc.), domain name, etc. can help boost your search engine rankings for your chosen keywords. Having your keyword in the anchored text linking back to your site would also be a big plus. For more SEO techniques, simply search “seo tips” or “seo techniques” in google.

Join giveaways. This is how it works: The organizer and his partners each contribute a product(s) for the giveaway event. Then each of them promotes the giveaway to their individual subscribers. Each contributor gets to leverage from the list of all the other marketers. Every product contribution will therefore get exposure from all the contributors’ subscribers.

Give 100% commissions to your JV partners and affiliates. You might not get immediate profits, but you’ll build a subscriber and customer list; plus, you may set up an OTO or upsell where your JV partners and you get to share in the earnings.

Do ad swaps. Ask other marketers if you can promote their squeeze page to your members in exchange for them promoting yours. Each marketer has the potential to have thousands of subscribers, so you can just imagine how many new members you can get if you’re able to invite just a few of them.

You can still do an ad swap even if your number of members might not be equal to the other marketers’. For example, if he has around 4000 subscribers and you only got around 2000, you can promote his squeeze page twice while he promotes yours once.

Advertise in ezines and newsletters. Ezine publishers have already gained the trust of their subscribers and have established their credibility with their list. Use this to your advantage. Pay ezine publishers one time to have them promote your site. You get permanent members (or until they cancel) for a one-time fee to the ezine publisher. Now you can email your list as many times as you like.

Write articles and submit them to the top article directories. In your resource box, you may bribe them with quality products, which they can get by joining your site. Just remember to write an interest-grabbing or controversial article so they can read the article all the way down to your resource box.

Put your website url in your business card, signature files in forums and outgoing emails. Don’t waste that valuable space below your name. Invite people to join your free membership site and download high quality products at no cost.

Give away rebranded ebooks. Inside the ebook, you could put a note inviting the reader to join your membership site. Upload it in ebook directories. You may also ask JV partners and affiliates to rebrand that ebook with their own affiliate link and website details before giving it away, so they’ll be enticed to share it with others.

Do teleseminars. Interview an expert. You and the expert will then tell both of your lists to register on your site to get access to the interview. The advantage of this is that you get new subscribers from the expert and the expert’s credibility might rub off on you. As a token of appreciation, give the recorded teleseminar as a product to the expert. Give him resell or giveaway rights to the recorded teleseminar.

There’s no doubt that list building should be a vital part of your internet marketing activities. Follow the list building techniques above and you can be assured of a nice flow of income for a long time to come.

My Advertising Pays, It Pays To Be On M.A.P!

 
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4 Effective Ways To Build A Large List Of Hungry Prospects

Published on May 22, 2015 by in Direct Selling

Guest post by Jeremy Gislason

List building is probably the most crucial thing you could do to consistently build your business and maintain a steadily rising income.

How would you feel if you could rake in thousands of dollars for just sending out one email?
Pretty good I\’d bet. Well that\’s exactly what targeted list building can do for you.

Once you have your list, you can almost make cash at will with just one click of a mouse, as long as you promote a good product and you have a close bond with your subscribers.

Think of it this way: let\’s say you have a list of even just 5000 people and you send out an email with a product that you get $20 for. Even if just 1% purchased that product, you just pocketed a cool thousand dollars!

So without further adieu, here are some proven techniques to build your list fast:

List Building Strategy # 1: Make a compelling offer, but don\’t offer too much.

I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of opt in pages, but what you may not have noticed is the incentive. Sometimes people don\’t offer much; and yet sometimes they may also offer too much, which makes for a difficult thing to keep up with.

You want to find a good balance. You, of course, must offer something or the public will simply overlook your opt in; but then if you offer everything in one go, they won\’t have a reason to stay on your list. So what can we do in this situation?

You can offer something like a 7-day course in which the subscriber will get a new email everyday for 7 days on \”how to do something.\” After those 7 days are up, you could simply market them a much larger, more in-depth course that will bring them to the next level. If the 7-day course has helped them, people would be more than willing to grab something that would help them even more.

But what about making them stay after they finished the free course (and hopefully ordered the paid one)? You could tell them that you will give them more useful gifts from time to time; but make sure you keep your promise. You could join some PLR or resale right site and find quality stuffs that you can give away to your list every now and then. That would be a major factor for them to stay.

List Building Strategy # 2: Build more than a list; build relationships.

Building just a list of subscribers isn\’t enough to keep your clients happy. If you treat them like numbers on a list, you will not get a good response and most likely you won\’t keep them on your list very long.

When your list has questions, answer them fully and wholeheartedly with compassion for the subscriber\’s problem. This will instill confidence that you are the authority on the subject matter.

Once you have established great relationships with your list and have gained their true

out you, and buy any product you promote (if they need or want it).

After you have gained their trust, you don\’t want to break

st, these people will also be more likely to tell their friends ab it by offering them bogus products or ignoring their problems. Put your list as one of your top priorities to ensure your success.

List Building Strategy # 3: Make it easy to sign up and have an opt-in section everywhere.

You have a network of sites and web 2.0 properties. You are going to have visitors coming to you from all different pages, not necessarily just one. Knowing this, you should have an opt in section – or at least an attractive link to your squeeze page – on as many of these pages as possible.

On top of having as many opt in sections as you can, you should also make it real easy to sign up. If your potential subscriber is staring at an opt-in section that is asking them for 20 different pieces of information, they will be very reluctant to sign up.

Keep it short, simple and to the point. Getting their name and e-mail address is enough in most cases.

List Building Strategy # 4: Buy the ad, not the list.

It can take some time to build a good extensive list, and people are always looking for shortcuts. Well buying lists is not the way to go.

Yes you may be able to buy a large list and feel confident that you can market to it, but there\’s a couple problems with doing this.

The first being that nine times out of ten when you are buying a list, you are buying from a spammer, and they did not get their list ethically and most likely used spamming tactics to gather the info.

The other problem, and probably most important one, is that you have no idea if these are targeted prospects – even if the list was built ethically. This list you bought could have been built with tons of different methods and you have no way of knowing if the audience is targeted to your niche.

You must have a targeted audience if you\’re going to market anything. If you are in the golf niche and you buy a list, there\’s a very good chance there are from all different niches – maybe dog training or pet supplies, maybe they were looking for movie info or PC games.

Now none of those people would be interested in being on your golf list, because it has nothing to do with what they originally gave thefo away for.ir in

What you could do is pay for a solo ad in a newsletter that caters to your niche. If you\’re in the natural health niche for example, you could pay to advertise your squeeze page in a natural health newsletter. That way, all the people who subscribed to your list are interested in the information you\’re providing.

Implement these list building strategies to grow your list fast so you can have more targeted prospects to market to.

My Advertising Pays, It Pays To Be On M.A.P!

 
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List Building Techniques: 10 Unique Ways To Build Your Email List Fast

Published on May 20, 2015 by in Direct Selling

Guest post by Jeremy Gislason

Knowing a lot of list building techniques is very important. Lists, after all, are the very core of Internet marketing.

However, it’s not always easy to build a huge database of people’s e-mail addresses. For one, Internet users are now very well acquainted with spam. They don’t want to receive useless emails in their inbox or be infiltrated with some sort of malicious spyware.

But that doesn\’t mean you have to be contented with a meager list. Here are 10 unique ways to build your list of prospects and win them over.

1) Free Membership Sites

The word “free” is usually enough to get people flocking over to your website. A free membership site usually has regular content that non-members can have access to, but it also has special sections and perks for those who are willing to sign up.

Building a free membership site is a great way to lure your prospects in, and it’s also a useful way to let them know that you’re not some kind of Internet psycho who wants to gain access to all their personal information.

2) Article Writing

Article writing is an effective list building technique, because it gives everyone a small sample of what you can do and what else you can offer them.

Write your articles and send them to article directories. Below each article, include your newsletter sign up box. If the readers like your article, then they’ll be more inclined to sign up for your newsletter.

Make sure your article is well-written and original. Beware of grammatical errors. These errors are unforgivable and are a huge turn off. You can bet no one will give your newsletter a second look if your article is sloppily written.

3) Free E-books

Free e-books are the way to an Internet user’s heart. Like I said before, people will chew on anything that is labeled free. And in the world of Internet marketing, free e-books are premium bait. Just make sure you choose an e-book which is valuable enough or else people might just dismiss it.

4) Special Giveaways

Aside from free e-books, you can also give away free novelty items. This list building technique can be used in tandem with the free membership site strategy.

Tell everyone that the first 100 or 200 to sign up will get tickets to a hockey game, coupons at the local fair, a free t-shirt, etc. You’re the one who knows your target customers. Use your knowledge on what makes them tick and lure them in with the right kind of bait.

5) Contests

Issuing contests is a fantastic way of getting people’s email addresses. Just make sure your prize is interesting enough to get people interested.

Just imagine how many e-mail addresses a travel contest gets everyday? The kind of contest you want to hold is all up to you. Just make sure you actually follow through with it until the end!

6) Conferences

Joining conferences is another list building technique often used in corporate settings. Usually, conferences arrange for booths out in the lobby area.

By availing yourself of a booth, you can easily give away your pamphlet or business card, and even ask attendees to sign up on a simple log sheet. Then you can send them away with a free pen or a free newsletter subscription. Whatever works for you.

7) Tell a Friend

If you already have an existing database, you can rely on it to get a hold of more e-mail addresses. Put a tell a friend tab on your article or on your website.

If they choose to share a page with their friends, they’ll be required to put in e-mail addresses of their said friends as well.

8) Creating a Community

A lot of Internet users like to frequent online communities. There are millions of these communities online and a good percentage of them require visitors to sign up before they are granted participation privileges. Take a page from their book and create your own community online.

9) Taking Care of Your Current List

Having a list is very important, but the buck doesn’t end with getting a few email addresses. After all is said and done, you also have to take care of the people in your list. After all, they signed up with you because you promised them something.

By taking care of your existing list, you’re building a relationship with them. In time, they’ll learn to trust whatever you have to say. And I don’t think I need to elaborate on how important that trust is for an Internet marketer.

This will make them more willing to spread the good word about you to their friends and other contacts, which will result in more subscribers for you and a big boost in your credibility.

10) Joint Ventures

No man is an island. By participating in joint ventures, you’re opening yourself up to a lot of wonderful opportunities.

While you can’t exactly swap email addresses with each other (for that would be a breach of your subscribers’ trust), you could ask your partner to promote your squeeze page in exchange for promoting his or her squeeze page as well. It’s a win-win situation.

There are a lot of list building techniques out there. Some of them might require a little more work than others but one thing’s for sure, they get the job done.

My Advertising Pays, It Pays To Be On M.A.P!

 
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How to Use Social Media in Your Affiliate Marketing Guest Post By James Okhueleigbe

Affiliate marketing is a great way to make a living. There are hundreds of thousands of people who are able to support themselves while working from home on the internet. Many have developed successful strategies for setting up websites that offer products that not only sell well but offer generous commissions. Many successful marketers have discovered that using social media has added new profits to their businesses. How do they use social media in their affiliate marketing including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest?

To understand better, you must appreciate that social media has taken the world of affiliate marketing by storm because of the viral way that it spreads messages, videos and photos out over the web. It is amazing to watch a video on YouTube only to discover that you are just one of over a million people who have viewed it! How can this viral effect be leveraged into an affiliate marketing business?

The viral effect of social media can best be understood if you know the kind of information that is frequently passed on over the internet. For instance if you watch a video of a professor explaining why gasoline is more efficient, you wouldn’t pass it on to your friends or attach a note to it because the subject and presentation are boring. An example of affiliate marketing with video that can go viral is Global Domains International. Try it out and see for yourself how you can profit promoting it.

On the other hand, if you were sent a video of a cute little puppy that was trying to climb over the side of his playpen. Let’s say for example it’s a little basset hound and he keeps tripping on his long ears and falling back down only to persistently get up and try again. Maybe in the background the theme from “Rocky” is playing and as it builds to a crescendo the music fits perfectly with each new effort of the determined little pup. You will definitely send the video to your friends and so will your friends send out the video to their friends. This is viral nature of the video.

Now if you could develop a video that is as entertaining and as emotional as a little puppy trying to climb out of his playpen, then your video could become a viral sensation, too. And if you could attach your link at the end of the video, then it will send traffic to your site. YouTube is just one of the social media sites that successful affiliate marketers have tapped into. There are also gigantic sites like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest that offer similar opportunities to send out messages that will go viral. It just takes some careful thought and planning.

However, you cannot spam these sites or sell on them. You need to use social media sites as they were intended. If you can create fun and entertaining messages to post, then these social sites will serve your business well. Spamming them will only turn people off and may even get you banned. If you are an affiliate marketer not yet using these wonderful social sites, then it is time you get started. They will help you tremendously in getting traffic to your websites.

About the Author James is the owner of Internet Marketing Blog Site. Discover how to make money online at James’ Internet Marketing Blog Site, and pick up his free report “SEO Made Simple” now!
 
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Have you got what it takes to live the laptop Lifestyle Dream?

Published on April 23, 2015 by in Direct Selling

Many people are under the impression that living the Laptop Lifestyle is as easy as clicking your mouse and

watching money fly out of your computer. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you want to have a business

either online or offline you need to have a business plan and some working capital. many a budding Internet Entrepreneur

has come searching the internet with no money to speak of in the hope that they will find their fortune.

Today i would like to share  a post from Martin Zwilling that I discovered in Forbes magazine recently

7 Success Principles From Internet Millionaires

  1. Find a niche to help real people. Look for real problems to solve, like losing weight, staying healthy, or gaps in a popular product line. “Nice to have” sites like Facebook and Twitter look attractive, but they are much higher risk, and a thousand fail for every one that succeeds.
  2. Position yourself as an expert. People tend to buy from people they perceive as “experts.” Expert status is no longer a formal degree or certification. Today it more often means a “trusted friend” who seems real, visible, and doesn’t “push” products. Don’t hide behind a website with no address, picture, or direct contact information.
  3. Automate to the max. Take advantage of software tools to automate routine business functions, like taking and delivering orders. Provide website forums to help customers solve their own problems. Use free e-commerce software and services like PayPal before building an expensive customized solution. Generate revenue around the clock.
  4. Use the Internet to outsource staff. Hiring virtual assistants for each specific project can be a lot more efficient and cheaper than hiring and managing employees. Start with sites like Elance.com and Guru.com for specialized tasks you can’t do yourself. Pay others to handle small stuff, and keep your time available for bigger priorities.
  5. Let your audience help with content creation. Audience contributions, like product reviews, discussion board conversations, and comments on your blog are invaluable because they create more credible content and attract more money from advertisers. Even more valuable are success case studies and testimonials.
  6. Define a business that is scalable. First, pick an opportunity that has a worldwide appeal, like eco-friendly products. Then implement automation on production and tracking so you don’t need hours of manual work on each order. Finally, use customer feedback or promotions to attract more and more customers with less and less effort.
  7. Focus on recurring revenues. A great way to make more money more easily online is to replace one-time sales with automatically renewing subscriptions. With a stable base of subscribers, this can mean a continuing revenue stream from newsletters, support, or advice on demand.

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I love Alex Jeffreys and his New product The Super Funnel is value Plus

Published on April 19, 2015 by in Direct Selling

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Social Bookmarking for Internet Marketers

Published on April 7, 2015 by in Direct Selling

Social bookmarking is when you collect web pages, links, videos, and other web-based content that you use enjoy or frequently collect them all in a single place so others can see them.

Social bookmarking lets you save links to web pages you want to share. Usually, these links are published publicly, although there are some private social bookmarking sites. Other web users can then easily access those pages.

Uses of Social Bookmarking

Bookmarks can be shared with specific people, or with entire groups of people. Or they can be shared within networks of users or other combinations of private and public users.

Different social bookmarking sites post these links in various ways. Some allow links to be viewed chronologically, by category or tags, or via a search engine. One social bookmarking site – the popular StumbleUpon – even presents the links randomly.

Social bookmarking sites such as Tumblr and others also normally provide web feeds for their lists of bookmarks, including lists organized by tags, keywords or categories. This is so visitors can view new links as they are posted by other users.

Some social bookmarking sites even include features that allow visitors to rate content, add comments, import and export bookmarks from browsers, email links, and even form or join groups devoted to particular links, topics or hashtags.

Social Bookmarking and Web Promotion

You can promote your products, offers and web pages with social bookmarking sites because they attract new and active visitors who are interested in very specific niche topics. Visitors can access your posts from many different access points then pin your link on their social bookmarking pages, creating free, targeted traffic streams to your web pages and offers.

Social bookmarking can improve your site’s search engine rankings as well. Most social bookmarking sites will automatically index your page. Google and other search engines then use these indexes to assign value to web pages. If your page appears on a lot of social bookmarking pages, its value increases and your pages get ranked higher.

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Social bookmarking also has the benefit of letting you bookmark specific pages or entire sites. These can then be accessed by anybody by using niche keywords. If your page has content people find worthwhile, it probably will be posted on many other social bookmarking pages, resulting in a lot of backlinks to your page. This will lead to more traffic and revenue.

Top Social Bookmarking Sites

Social bookmarking sites’ popularity tends to have more volatility than social media sites, probably because people tend to lose interest quickly after the bloom of initial enthusiasm for a particular site wears off.

But some social bookmarking sites remain popular:

  • Digg – This is one of the biggest “social news” sites where users can post interesting articles and links. The most popular articles or links get pushed to the top of the Digg feed. Those that are unpopular fall to the bottom.
  • Flickr – This is a popular free photo sharing site. Users can upload photos or photo albums to the site and invite other users to look at them. You also can use Flickr to promote your products and offers.
  • YouTube –The biggest free video sharing site, YouTube lets users post videos then add tags to them to make it easier for other users to find them using the site’s own search engine. It’s one of the best social bookmarking sites for marketing your products and offers because video is the preferred way people seek content on the Internet today.

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