Well up until about two weeks ago I didn’t have a clue what Solo Ads were,Solo_tsunami and I’m sure I’m not alone. But that has now all changed thanks to Matthew Houghton and his “Solo Tsunami” Training Course.

 

Solo ads are a way of generating traffic to your squeeze page, web site or sales page by purchasing “clicks” from solo ad sellers. But you can also sell solo ads yourself by recycling the traffic that you have purchased, thus making more money, a win win situation :-)

 

Matthew has created what must be the most comprehensive and in depth course on Solo Ads ever, and he leaves no stone un-turned. The course consists of sixteen, yes sixteen modules all dealing with different aspects of becoming a buyer and seller of Solo Ads.

 

Here is just an example of the modules included:

  • Tools you will need
  • Buying web hosting and a domain name
  • Installing WordPress
  • Setting up an Aweber account
  • Creating a squeeze page
  • Creating a free offer
  • Creating a One Time Offer
  • Buying your first solo ads
  • Building your list

And much much more…

 

Matthew has really nailed it with this course, not only do you get the sixteen training modules, but you also get a selection of related E Books, a resource section and access to Matthew’s exclusive members only  Facebook Group!!!

 

As I said before, this has got to be the most comprehensive training course ever on solo ads. If you’re a beginner, just putting your toe into the solo ad pool for the first time, or you’re an experienced solo ad buyer/seller then there will be something for you in this course.

 

I for one am now converted to solo ad’s and will, with help of Matthews’s fantastic training course, be giving solo ads a try. In fact I wish I’d come across this training course years ago, it would have my life so much easier.

Ten out of ten Matthew for Solo Tsunami :-)

 

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P.S. Keep checking back for details of Solo Tsunami release date!!!

Video Marketing-Creating your own video

Hi all and welcome to my latest blog post… I havn’t been very active on my blog recently mainly because I’ve been trying to re-do my latest product…

“The Rapid PLR Profit MasterPlan”

This product started life as a free report, with a video upsell on JV Zoo, and in keeping with the theme of the product, using PLR content, I found a set of PLR video’s.  These video’s explained how to find and re-purpose a PLR product and make it your own, so that’s what I did.  I managed to create an intro for the video’s and added it to the front and back of the video series… Check out the original video below…

 

 

Now I didn’t think it came out too bad really, but, my mentor Marc Milburn, had other ideas, he said it would be better if I got the video’s transcribed an re-recorded them in my own voice.  So after a little thought, I decided to do what he suggested, so I had the video’s transcribed by someone on O Desk for around $40, which I thought was quite good value, then set about creating the Powerpoint slides ready to re-record the video series.

 

Now in the original video series there were 8 video’s, but after a little thought and research, I’ve ended up with around 12 sets of slides ready to record.  Next came the job of recording the video’s with my own voice on them, well that’ll be easy I thought.  I’m used to standing in front of groups of people and talking, as I teach First Aid in my spare time, but… how wrong could I be, have you ever tried to record your own voice and then listen to it back, it was HORRIBLE!!!  But it can’t be that difficult I thought, I’ve listened to other people on video’s I’ve bought and they sound OK, my mentor Marc Milburn does them all the time, including webinars. Some of the other coaching students in the” Online Wealth Blueprint” coaching program have done them and they sound OK, so why can’t I do them??? so I had another go, and another and another. Let me tell you it’s not as easy as it looks, after about 5 or 6 attempts this what I came up with :-(

 

 

Opinions were mixed, I added it to the OWB members group for feedback, and a great resource run by one of my fellow OWB students Matt Houghton called Matt Houghton’s Video Marketing Group, this is “the place to go” for tips and advice on video marketing…  The feedback ranged from ” not too bad” to ” good graphics poor sound” to ” how bloody boring you sound” :-) and after listening to it myself a few times I think the last one says it all…I SOUNDS SO BORING and un-enthusiastic.

Now I’ve used Camtasia to record the video’s with a HP headset and mic, and on the whole it seemed OK when I first recorded it, but when I listened to it back well… what can I say. So anyone out there whose thinking of creating and recording your own video’s, then go for it definitely, but… do some research first as to the best equipment to use, and check out Matt’s Facebook group for advice and tips.

So what’s my next step? well… I’ve already tweaked and played around with the audio and I think I’ve improved it a little.  But I’m going to have to re-record the video, with a little more excitement, commitment and enthusiasm.  After all would you buy a product from a man with a boring voice like that?? I think not :-)  I’m also planning on recording a few short video’s, which I’ll probably post on this blog, as practice video’s to try and improve my ” speaking” on video and I might even do a face to face video if I feel really brave :-)

Another great resource to check out is the blog of another one of my fellow OWB students, Chris Cole at  imchriscole.com/, this guy is brilliant when it come to video’s he makes them look so easy :-)

So that’s the end of my rant/moan for now, don’t forget to check out the resources I’ve mentioned and, I’d love you to leave a comment below, good or bad about this post and especially my videos :-)

Cheers for now

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Traffic to your website or blog is essential. In addition, you want that traffic to be relevant to what you have to offer. If you want to take your website or blog traffic to the next level, perhaps even viral, you’ll want to implement these 6 traffic techniques that have been proven to work.

 

1. Give away something free – people love freebies. Of course, whatever you decide to give away should have value. In other words, don’t give away some useless or trashy item because that’s going to turn people off.

 

2. Ensure quality – you need to make sure that you are offering quality content, products, and services. This will ensure you build a healthy reputation as a website people want to visit. If people are happy with what you offer, they will tell their friends and family, and it will spread from there.

 

3. Write an e-book or report – offer free an e-book or report that can be downloaded free. Your e-book or report should provide the reader with relevant information and offer value, while at the same time you should invite them to offer your free gift on their website. People will be happy to promote it, if there is value there.

 

4. Create a video – one of the quickest ways to go viral is with a good video. Create your video and then post it up on YouTube. Make sure that it’s fresh and will catch the attention of those using YouTube. Don’t repeat what another person’s done already. Get creative. Think about the videos that have previously gone viral and work from there. Be prepared to see a lot of traffic coming to your website.

 

5. Social Bookmarking – There are tons of great social bookmarking sites like Del.ico.us, Digg, or Stumble Upon. If you get a post of yours onto these sites, people vote and rate it. Something good and your ranking will go up and that will generate more traffic to your site.

 

6. Run a Contest – People love contests, especially if the prize is good. The prize should be relevant to your business and it should also be something good. This is a great way to get tons of exposure and see your message reach far. Enjoy the tons of traffic that are generated.

 

These 6 traffic techniques will take your traffic to the next level. So get busy and start implementing them.

 

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Dream Your Life

Impossible is Just a Word!!!dream team

 

Everyone, at some point of his or her life, has dreamed of being somebody special, somebody big. Who hasn’t fantasized about being the one who scores the winning goal or hits the game-winning homer? Who hasn’t dreamed of being the homecoming queen or the most popular person at school? And how many times have we dreamed of being rich, or successful, or happy with our relationships?

 

Often, we dream big dreams and have great aspirations. Unfortunately, our dreams remain just that, dreams! and our aspirations easily collect dust in the attic of our mind

 

This is a sad turn of events in our life. Instead of experiencing exciting adventures in self actualization, we get caught up in the humdrum of living from day-to-day just barely existing. But you know what? Life could be so much better, if only we learned to aim higher.

 

The most common problem to setting goals is the word impossible. Most people get hung up thinking I can’t do this. It’s too hard. It’s too impossible. No one can do this. However, if everyone thought that, there would be no inventions, no innovations, and no breakthroughs in human accomplishment.

 

Remember that scientists were baffled when they took a look at the humble bumblebee. Theoretically, they said, it was impossible for the bumblebee to fly. Unfortunately for the bumble, bee no one has told it so. So fly it does :-)

 

On the other hand, some people suffer from dreaming totally outrageous dreams and not acting on them. The result? Broken dreams, and tattered aspirations. If you limit yourself with self-doubt, and self-limiting assumptions, you will never be able to break past what you think impossible. If you reach too far out into the sky without working towards your goal, you will find yourself clinging on to the impossible dream.

 

Give this exercise a try. Take a piece of paper and write down some goals in your life. Under one header, list down things ‘you know you can do’. Under another header, write the things ‘you might be able to do.’ And under one more, list the things that that are ‘impossible for you to do.’

 

Now look at all the headers strive every day to accomplish the goals that are under things ‘you know you can do’. Check them when you are able to accomplish them. As you slowly are able to check all of your goals under that heading, try accomplishing the goals under the other header-the one that reads ‘you might be able to do.’

 

As of the items you wrote under things I could do are accomplished, you can move the goals that are under things that are ‘impossible for you to do’ to the list of things ‘you might be able to do.’

 

As you work through this process, you will find out that the goals you thought were impossible become easier to accomplish. And the impossible begin to seem possible after all.

 

You see, the technique here is not to limit your imagination. It is to aim high, and start working towards that goal little by little. However, it also is unwise to set a goal that is truly unrealistic. Those who just dream towards a goal without working hard end up disappointed and disillusioned.

 

On the other hand, if you told someone a hundred years ago that it was possible for man to be on the moon, they would laugh at you. If you had told them that you could send mail from here to the other side of the world in a few seconds, they would say you were out of your mind. But, through sheer desire and perseverance, these impossible dreams are now realities.

 

Thomas Edison once said that “genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”. Nothing could be truer. For one to accomplish his or her dreams, there has to be had work and discipline. But take note that that 1% has to be a think-big dream, and not some easily accomplished one.

 

Ask any gym rat and he or she will tell you that there can be no gains unless you are put out of your comfort zone. Remember the saying, “No pain, no gain”? That is as true as it can be.

 

So dream on, friend! Don’t get caught up with your perceived limitations. Think big and work hard to attain those dreams. As you step up the ladder of progress, you will just about find out that the impossible has just become a little bit more possible.

To your success and take care :-)

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Hitting the Wall and What to Do???

Hi and welcome to my latest blog post, as you may have noticed I haven’t hitting wallposted to my blog for a couple of months and there are a couple of reasons for that.

 

  • Firstly I’ve been busy with the coaching program I’ve joined run my Marc Milburn.

 

  • As part of that coaching program we’ve been encouraged to build a list of subscribers and also start to create our own product.

 

  • I’ve had health issues which have kept me off work for a while.

 

  • Lastly and more importantly I think I’ve hit the “proverbial wall” yet again!!!!!

 

Now you may be thinking ” whats he mean by The Wall ??? and I will warn you now, I am going to be bitching and moaning a little, so if you want to click away then do so now.  I said in one of my first ever posts on this blog that you would get an account of my journey to success, or not, as the case may be warts and all, so here it is :-)

 

 

So what am I bitching about, well, its like this, have you ever bought a new gadget or product and got really excited about it, brought it home, messed around with it, used it a few times and then one day you look at it lying on your table or floor and you think, mmmmm I don’t want to play around with that today. As the days go on you try your hardest to muster the enthusiasm to just have one more go with it, but try as you might, you just can’t get the motivation to do anything with it.  Now you’ve spent your hard earned cash on this thing, but still the excitement just isn’t there anymore, so you move onto something else.

Well that’s whats happened with me in the past and the previous coaching programs I’ve bought into, but let me just say one thing straight away, the coaching programs themselves have ranged from OK to brilliant, BUT, It’s been me and my motivation that has been the problem.  I must have spent hundreds of dollars on coaching programs etc, but I’m still in the position that I was when I started, well I tell a lie I’ve earned about $120 over the past five years, but I haven’t a bloody clue where from :-{

 

The trouble is I feel like I’m getting that same feeling yet again, I feel like I’m about to hit that “wall” but, I don’t want to feel like that.

  • Firstly because Marc’s coaching program is a fantastic program, we’ve only just started it and it sounds like there are lots more exciting things to come.

 

  • Secondly I know if I give up this time that will be it, I’ll never get involved in Internet Marketing again and I said as much to Marc when I first joined his program!!!!

 

So what am I to do about it????

 

Well I think the first think I should do is get my act together and stop bitching and moaning, then I think that I should clear my mind and go right back to square one so to speak.  What I mean by this is go back to being a newbie again, as if I don’t know anything at all, and start from the beginning.  Now that doesn’t mean I’m going to delete my blog and get rid of my small list of subscribers, having said that some people might agree with doing that, Marc did mention that in one of his first webinars!!!  But I think that I should get rid of all my websites I’ve accumulated over time which are not making me any money and get rid of any distractions that will take me away from the one thing I should be focusing on, Building My Online Business.

 

After all that’s what I’ve been looking for all these years, a way of making money and building a sustainable online presence so that I can give my family and myself all the nice things in life.

I also feel that another problem is motivation, what I mean by that is, if you look at a lot of successful people in the past quite a few were in real trouble before they made it, in debt, on the street, prepossessions, crap dead end job, sometimes when you’ve got a comfortable lifestyle a good job and money coming in, it’s as easy to just sit down and watch a bit of telly and surf the net rather than get stuck in and ” Build your business”

 

So that’s my rant over with for now :-) but why should you read my blog or listen to me, if all I’m going to do is moan and groan.  Well hopefully that’s not all I’m going to do, but I do feel that we all have to let off a little steam now and again and get things off our chest.  On the other hand there is no use me telling you that I’m this super duper successful Guru earning all this money if I can’t back it up is there.

 

So what do you think? as one of my readers I value your opinions and I’d loved to get your views on my post and also how you think I should improve things, so please leave a comment below and I promise I will read them all.

To your success

Terry Weatherill :-)

 

 

 

 

 

Hi and welcome to this blog post, this post was inspired, and some of the E booksinformation has been taken from, Module Three of the “Digital Millionaire Boot-camp” part of Marc Milburn’s  Coaching Program, of which I am at present a student :-)

 

Being an Information Marketer and Creating Your Own Product

We now live in an information age, where knowledge and information are power and one of the most valuable commodities available. Being an information marketer enables you to work from home or anywhere you want to  and potentially create thousands of dollars a year out of thin air. There is no packaging, shipping or warehousing to worry about, and you can sell the product over and over and over again.

 

So why create your own product?? 

 

  • If you want to make more than a few dollars online you have to create   your own products.
  • All of the highly successful people online are also product creators.
  • Your better off selling your own product, rather than someone else’s because then you make money from every copy you sell.
  • Having your own product can make you an authority and also increase your credibility in your chosen niche.
  • As a product creator you are able to recruit lots of affiliates to drive traffic to your product and thus reducing your traffic generating efforts.
  • You can create a virtually hands free business that, if done correctly will provide for you and your family for years to come.
  • You have complete control over sales, income and distribution.

 

So what type of products can you create??

 

The main types of products that you can create as an information marketer are:

  • E Books
  • Audios
  • Videos
  • Software.
  • Membership Sites
  • Webinars
  • Coaching Programs
  • Multimedia Products*

*Your Multimedia Product could consist of all your other products repurposed, with other things like mind maps and transcripts added.

 

So what are the steps of creating your own product??

 

The main steps for creating your own product consist of:

Step 1: Finding a Niche or sub niche.

Step 2: Deciding on the type of product i.e. E Book, Video etc.

Step 3: Researching your Niche.

Step 4: Creating the draft product.

Step 5: Editing, formatting and proof reading.

Step 6: Publishing the product.

 

But what if I can’t write :-(

That’s not a problem at all, there are some ” Shortcut Strategies  that can be implemented to help with this problem.

Strategy #1   Using a Ghost Writer:

If you feel that your command of the English language is not fantastic why not hire a ghost writer to write your E Book for you. Places like the Warrior Forum, Elance and ODesk have lots of people just willing to produce an E Book, or even videos and software for you.

 

Strategy #2   Private Label Rights:

Private Label Rights products or PLR as it sometimes known, can also be used to produce your own products. But the two things I will say about using PLR is

  • Check your rights to edit or change the PLR
  • Make sure you change the title, images and a large part of the product to make it unique.

Check out this PLR site for lots of PLR products

PLR Wholesaler

 

Strategy #3   Interview an Expert:

If your not sure what to produce how about contacting two or three experts in your chosen niche and interview them. This can either be done face to face or via Skype, and this could either be an audio interview or a video interview. After that both you and the experts could share the product and market it to your respective lists.

Check out these expert interviews by Dawn Kay to see how easy it is to interview an expert.

 

Other types of products you could consider

  • Kindle E Books
  • Physical Products i.e. DVD’s Books, training courses.
  • Live Seminars.

 

So there you have it a quick and short run down of product creation and the reasons to create your own products, as I said at the begging of the post, ALL the successful marketers online have their own selection of products that they can sell over and over again.

Hope this helps

To your success

Terry :-)

 

 

Internet marketing is a powerful business where you can make an item into tips and tricksa household name or get thousands of views on a single website page in a day. Whether you are promoting your own website or blog, a new company, or a long-standing offer, there is always something new to learn.

 

Here are 12 tips which I think will benefit your business.

 

1.Never stop adding content to your website. Internet marketing is not a leave it and forget it type of business. You need to keep things fresh and keep eyes coming back to your page. Pages that are stagnant tend to fall off of search results so make sure to add things on a regular basis.

 

2.Keep your content constant and evergreen. No one enjoys visiting a website when the information is old and the links are outdated or broken. Make sure to update your older content, as well as constantly providing new content. New visitors will often search out the older information to get a feel for your site and you don’t want them to be disappointed!

 

3.Use an easy to use blogging program, like WordPress or Blogger, that won’t require a lot of effort and skills to maintain. Discover plugins for your blog that can add extra value for your readers, though make sure that you don’t overdo it. Keep your blog customized to your products and your readers for greatest effectiveness in standing out from the crowd.

 

4.Use forums to market your website online. Go to forums that are related to your site or service, and spark up conversation in the threads. Have a link to your site in your signature. If you use this correctly you can generate a lot of traffic for your own site from there.

 

5.Offer incentives for customers to come back to your website on a regular basis. Offer a free E books or a discount code each week so that people feel like they have to come back on a regular basis to get the freebie or get a discount on their purchases.

 

6.Make sure that you avoid gaudy or bright colours on your website. The more vibrant your website is the less professional it looks. This will take away your customer’s attention to what you can offer them. Stick with conservative colors to keep your reader’s attention to maintain your integrity and credibility.

 

7.Know where your visitors are coming from, and how much traffic your site attracts, this will help you to optimize your site to attract even more customers. There are many free and easy to use tools that can analyze your traffic and show you exactly who is visiting your site and why, one of the most popular is Google Analytics. Use these tools to improve your site and bring in more traffic.

 

8.The power of networking is absolutely indisputable! so use this power to your advantage. The most popular networking sites are Facebook and Twitter. Encourage your customers to tell five other people about your website for a promotional code to receive a percentage off their next total purchase. This can turn one sale into multiple sales, and increase your website exposure.

 

9.Tell everyone you know and come into contact with about your website anytime you get the chance. Word-of-mouth advertising can be very powerful because people love to talk. This includes your neighbours, the mailman, and the clerks at the grocery store. No one is off limits!!!

 

10.set your website to cater to different languages. This will allow foreign customers to be able to access and read your advertisements. Since the advertisement is being done through the internet, it is very likely to have an international audience.

 

11.Use prizes, giveaways and drawings to increase traffic. People love something for free. Use this to your advantage by offering a prize as an incentive for them to go to your website, sign up for your mailing list and be entered in a drawing. This not only gets you traffic, but also builds up a mailing list for future use.

 

12. Try using above techniques in your own marketing strategies, then keep track of which works for you and which don’t. It’s important to remove any marketing ideas which fail and implement those that work over and over again. Tracking your work is as important as doing the work, so keep learning, testing, and growing!

 

Most of all just keep getting visitors to your blog or website and eventually your efforts will pay off :-)

 

Stay safe

Terry :-)

Well what can I say, I have been online in one way or another for Successapproximately 6 years, and in all that time guess how much I have earned? around $100………………………

 

“Is that all”? I hear you say, and my answer is yes!!!!! but……………. I have earned a lot more than that in knowledge, ten or even a hundred times more, a lot of which I have implemented in one way or another.

 

” But you’ve still only earned a measly $100″ I hear you shout, and right you are :-) so obviously  there is something missing, one small piece of the puzzle I still haven’t found.  Well step forward Marc Milburn, my knight in shining armour, I have gone and gotten myself a Mentor :-)  Now I have gone through coaching programs in the past, and all of them have taught me something, but………….there’s always been one little snipped of information eluded me, or is it that I haven’t been ready or taken action? I’ll let you decide :-)

 

Talking about taking action I first came across Marc Milburn in 2009, we were both on Alex Jeffreys ” Marketing with Alex 2.0 coaching course” both wet behind the ears newbies :-)  But even then you could see that Marc was going to be a force to be reckoned with, one of us took massive action and one didn’t.  I bet you can guess which one is which and that’s why I’m here today with Marc as my mentor :-)

 

So I bet you want to know what this coaching course is all about, don’t ya?????

The coaching course is called ” Online Wealth Blueprint” and it is a 12 month coaching program designed to get you to a level where you are earning basically however much money that you want to earn, be it $50,000, $100,000 or even $500,000 or more a year.  But as Marc calls it, this is not a Get Rich Quick Scheme it’s a Get rich Forever Business. 

The other thing is that Marc will not do it all for you, but…………..he will hold your hand and show you the right way to do things :-)

The one thing I liked about Marc Milburn is the fact that he promises to stay with you till you make it!!!! which I think is a very gutsy promise to make.

 

So what have we covered up to now in the coaching program……………

Well last week we started Module 1 of a course called ” Digital Millionaire Boot Camp” This is a six-week, intensive webinar coaching program which will teach you the fundamental principles behind a million dollar internet business.

 

Module 1 called “Business Big Bang” covered all the fundamentals of running an Internet Business and we looked at things like treating Internet Marketing as a real business not just a hobby, organisation, focus, outsourcing, why people spend money on the internet and different methods of earning $100,000 per year!!!!!!!!

 

We have just had Module 2 called ” The Profit Hub” and that covered the three main elements you need for a successful Internet business,

  • Domain and hosting
  • A Blog
  • A Email List

Marc then went through each one and explained how to do it and why, all in all the modules are clear, concise and simple to understand, next week we are going to cover how to create our own product, an essential part of every marketers arsenal.

 

So if you want to follow me on this journey of discovery then keep popping back to this blog to follow my progress, and you never know one day I might just find my I.M. Nirvana :-)

 

Take care and speak soon

Terry  :-)

 

 

Internet Marketing Business Simplified-part 3

welcome to the third part of this blog post about ” Internet Marketing TrafficBusiness Simplified”…………………………………

 

In this third and final part of this post we’re going to look at ways of getting traffic to your squeeze page. Because its no good having a fantastic offer to give away and a lovely looking squeeze page, if no one knows your there. That’s a bit like having a shop and not telling anyone that your are open and ready for business :-)

 

Here are twelve ways of getting traffic to your squeeze page………………..

 

1. Leverage the viral power of video sharing sites.YouTube, Metacafe, Break,Vimeo there’s a bunch of them out there. Create interesting and informative videos for/about your niche/market and post them on your YouTube channel on a regular basis. Make sure to include the link to your squeeze/opt-in page in your video post.Respond through video. YouTube, along with other video sharing sites and some social networking sites allow you to post video response/comments. Posting video response/comments allows you to piggy back on the popularity of the video you are responding to/commenting on. In addition, video comments have the capability to catch people’s attention more than text-based comments.
2. Make your presence known on social networking sites – If you have an account on social networking sites like Facebook,and Twitter, make sure to mention about your products/services/offers (complete with the link to your squeeze/opt-in page) in your profile. If not, you can always signup for an account with all the social networking sites out there, preferably using a username and avatar that brands your business or you as a person, whichever it is that you want to promote.
3. Create a blog on various free blogging platforms – Blogger/Blogspot, WordPress.com, LiveJournal, there’s a bunch of them out there. Fill them up regularly with new blog entries and don’t forget to include a link to your lead capture page. You can also set up an opt-in form on your blogs. Make the most out of your blogs’ RSS feed. If you publish useful/interesting content on your blog, there’s a very good chance that your readers will want to subscribe to your blog and probably even syndicate your posts on their site. And there’s no better way for them to do either of those than through your blog’s RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed. Just don’t forget to include a link to your lead-generation page in your blog posts. More importantly, make your posts interesting and useful.
4. Submit your blog(s) to blog directories. This will help you in building a following, readership, and revenue. Some examples of blog directories are Best of the Web Blogs, Technorati, and Blog Catalog.
5. Comment on other people’s blog – Especially those that are in a similar or related niche to yours. You can also comment on those that are in a different niche so long as you stay relevant to the conversation. Just don’t spam. Like I said, make your comments relevant to either the running discussion or the main blog entry.
6. Do a guest post on other people’s blog – Some bloggers welcome guest bloggers. Try to look for them and offer to write an entry or two for their blog. The key here is relevance and quality content. Write an entry that will be useful and interesting to the readers of the blog you are writing for.
7. Participate in forums. Join forums that are related to your niche and start participating in the discussions. Wherever permitted, include the link to your lead capture page in your forum signature file.
8. Submit press releases to PR sites – If your site is new, you can write a press release about its launching and submit it to various PR sites. The thing about PR sites is that they will distribute your press release to various online news outlets. So, this is a really good way to get free inbound links to your site/lead-generation page. In addition, this can also help your site/page rank in the search engine results pages. Examples of PR sites are PRWeb and PRLeap.
9. Create your Squidoo Lenses and HubPages – these two Web 2.0 sites are pretty hot these days. They allow you to create mini-sites or one-page sites on their “real estate” where you can link back to your site(s) or your lead-generation page.
10. Join traffic exchange sites. A Traffic Exchange (also known as Hit Exchange) lets you receive exposure for your own web site, banner ads, and even text links by viewing the sites and ads of other people. However, since you’re after real people visiting your site, you may want to stay away from Auto Surf Traffic Exchanges. Additionally, paid exchanges generally produce better results than the free exchanges.
11. Make use of Q&A sites – Yahoo Answers, AskVille, AnswerBag… look for unanswered questions that falls under your niche/category and answer them the best way you can (i.e., helpful information). Include your link in your answer not as a signature but rather as part of your answer. If you can’t find any unanswered questions relating to your niche, create one of your own. You can answer your own question but make sure you do it on a different computer and with a different identity so as not to raise any suspicion.
12. Submit your site to Web directories –Yahoo! Directory, DMOZ there’s a bunch of them out there. In fact, there are hundreds if not thousands of them. Just look for them online. You don’t have to submit to all the directories that you can find. Just submit your site to the ones that are related to your subject matter/business (niche).

 

There are many many more ways to also drive traffic to your squeeze page, but, you could pick just 4-5 out of these twelve and still generate lots of traffic to your offer,

 

I hope that you have enjoyed this three part blog post and that it simplifies Internet Marketing and also helps you make some money.

 

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Till next time, take care

Terry

Internet Marketing Business Simplified-part 2

Hi and welcome to the second part of this blog post about ” Internet Marketing Business Simplified”…………………………………

 

In the first part of the post we talked about finding an offer to give away toSqueeze lemon entice people to give you their email address.  In part two we’re going to look at building a conversion system, or a squeeze page, in simple terms.  The sole purpose of a squeeze page, sometimes called a landing page, is to get prospective subscribers to your list to give you their email address.  This we do is by offering them an ” ethical bribe” or free gift in return for their email address.

 

So what is a squeeze page made up of?

 

well it has four main parts

 

  • A headline
  • A brief or lengthy introduction,
  • A call to action (or multiple calls to action).
  • An opt-in form (or sales prompt),

 

These four main parts all have different functions:

 

  • The Headline-Grabs the readers attention
  • The Introduction- Gives the reader a more in depth description of the offer
  • The Call to Action-which will compel them to take action – subscribe, buy, etc.
  • The opt-in form-this is where the reader fills in their email address, and sometimes name as well, so that they can get their free gift

 

Once they subscribe or buy, your squeeze page should then re-route them to a thank you page, which opens up more means through which you can up-sell. One quick way to up-sell is to simply include advertisements on your thank you page for related affiliate products or for your own products.

Once you have them on your list you can then send them information and offers at will, the information, to show them that you care about them and want to help, and the offers to generate income for yourself……….

One thing you absolutely must have before you get started is an auto responder. Without an auto responder, you are tossing potential bags of money in the garbage. I personally use Aweber, but there are others like Get Response or Mail Chimp, which are as good.

 

Getting Your Squeeze Page to Convert

Most people have no idea how to write a squeeze page that converts. Instead, they throw together elements that they have seen used in other pages – but usually do not put them together in the same way the owner of the successful squeeze page did.  The biggest problem is usually the “copy” or how the page is written, not everyone is going to be an excellent writer – never mind a copywriter. But as someone selling a product or trying to build a list, it is important that you know your strengths and weaknesses – and that you either spend the time to overcome them or hire someone else to do it for you!!  If you fail to sprinkle in psychological triggers, such as “scientifically proven,” “guaranteed,” and “shocking,” no one will feel compelled to continue reading, as the benefits will have a low or average perceived value……………………………

 

it is also important to build a compelling case for a time-bound offer but, this doesn’t mean you have to invent fake deadlines and constantly revise them each week. This is a good way to guarantee your complete loss of credibility in the shortest amount of time.

 

There are two major ways in which you can increase your squeeze page conversion rate even more:

  • The first way is by providing a photo of yourself.
  • The second way is by adding your signature to the bottom of your squeeze page.

 

By adding your picture and signature, you can significantly increase a gain in your visitors’ trust.  So there you have it, a brief overview of creating and using a squeeze page to build a subscriber list, and to earn you money too.

If you would like a more in-depth look at creating and using a squeeze page then feel free to go to: http://www.terry-weatherill.com/squeezepageblueprint/squeeze/index.htm and download my FREE E-book on building cash sucking squeeze pages.

 

Next time we’er going to look at the final, and I consider the most important part of our Internet Marketing Business- TRAFFIC!!

Till next time take care

Terry

 

 

 

 

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