We all agree that a list of subscribers is every business most valuable asset. That it why all businesses should be actively building their list of subscribers.
The traditional method of building a list is to offer people incentive to signup. You promise to give them something if they join your list. As many who read this may attest, this is still working.
However, people are getting less and less responsive and you need to put out very enticing offers to get them to sign up.
Is there a better way?
I’m glad you asked – because I think there is!
Did you notice how major news sites like the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many others encourage their readers to signup?
First they let them consume some content – they hook them up – and then, just as they are starting to find it interesting, they mask the content and ask them to signup if they want to read the rest of it.
This method has proven to be a very effective way (they wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t) of getting readers to join your list.
Now, if you want to do the same with your own list building effort, you will find it to be not so easy to implement. Using a ready made website plugin may help but then you find yourself limited to written content.
What if you want to use video? How can you let people start watching your video and interrupt their viewing to ask for their details?
And what about an eBook – can you let them read part of it and then interrupt and ask them to signup?
Up until now this was extremely difficult to do and that is why you do not see many marketers use these methods.
What if I told you that now you can do all that (and more) with a simple 3 step cloud based system – would you be interested?
I’m thrilled to share with you my latest cloud based system that can lock 4 different types of content – mid way – and ask your visitors for their details.
You’ve probably received so many emails with offers in your online career that you’ve grown tired. Maybe you’ve bought some money-making apps and methods that have let you down. Maybe you think that everything is a scam.
I completely understand, and you are not alone. A friend of mine, Richard, is very successful, but he still buys apps and opportunities. I asked him why, and he said because 1) he enjoys it and 2) he never knows when he’ll come across a great idea that will make him even more money. But when you’re struggling to make money, it’s not fun, and you HAD to come up with that great idea yesterday.
Again, I totally understand. Richard struggled for a long time just like you. He finally had success when he started creating content sites. He focused on a specific niche and created a site that served that niche. He wrote articles that were interesting to that audience. He shared those articles on his social media accounts. And when the visitors came, he made money from the ads on the website.
This method worked and still works today, but it has one big problem: scalability. That means you quickly hit a plateau beyond which you can’t create any more websites. Even an old-school guy like Richard, who can build websites quickly, would get bogged down in content.
You can only write so much, because writing takes time. And when you’re paying people for articles, you have to spend money before you know if the site is worthwhile. Richard decided to reach out to the programmers he knew to see if they could automate part of the process. It turned out that they had automated the entire process. He even automated the content.
Richard wanted as little work as possible: provide a domain name and website title, enter the niche for the website content, and click the GO button. He deployed his new app and built an entire network of content sites that completely changed his world. The money rolled and is still rolling.
And he doesn’t have to lift a finger.
After Richard’s app fully builds the site, it starts “stealing” relevant content from other places and publishing it in a specific way that is completely ethical and legal. It is the same method that big companies like Yahoo use to fill their huge websites with content. His sites update themselves with new content as it becomes available, and they even share each post across a wide list of Richard’s social media accounts.
Richard has more than enough money to be comfortable. And he told me he wanted to help people who are struggling in these difficult times just like he is. So he “spruced up” his app and is now making it available to you for the first time.
Richard’s Smart Content Profits is an online app that you can log into from anywhere, on any device. With just these three pieces of information – domain name, website title, and niche keyword or keyphrase – you can create an entire website in minutes, including self-updated “legally stolen” content. Each published article will be shared on Facebook, Twitter, etc. and properly formatted to help you get viral traffic and valuable linkbacks. The pages are even hosted on the same high-speed web host that Richard himself uses.
In other words, you can build an empire of highly profitable websites just like Richard did.
Everyone (including me) told Richard to charge a high price for Smart Content Profits. He was determined to help people, so he priced Smart Content Profits SUPER low, much lower than you would ever expect for such a powerful app. So I felt compelled to tell you about it.
Check out my review and bonus page to get the best deal you can:
In the 20 or so years of being online and looking into every marketing method you could think of, I remained firm in my belief that Affiliate Marketing is not only the easiest form of marketing for anyone to begin with but also a must have tool in the arsenal of all marketers.
Affiliate marketing is, in my view, the purest form of marketing. People involved with affiliate marketing focus solely on marketing activities and not on any of the activities you would need when creating your own product or selling physicals products.
Over time it became apparent – there is a simple, straight forward, recipe for success with affiliate marketing. And it goes like this:
Drive traffic (visitors) to your pages and capture their details by offering them something they want
Send your visitors to an offer that earn you commission
Follow up with your subscribers and add value
Sounds simple, right?
Well, sometimes what sounds simple can be difficult when you actually try to do it:
How do I drive traffic?
How do I create my pages?
What do I put on those pages?
How do I capture their details?
How do I send them messages?
What do I say in those messages?
And so on…
There are many tools and systems that can help you do all that. Maybe you even tried some of them. How did that work out for you?
Having the tools and systems may solve the technical aspect of the tasks you need to perform (even though some may be so confusing they actually hinder you and not help) but that is not enough. You also need the proper guidance. You need someone who know all this to show you the exact steps you need to take.
A long time friend of mine, who is also a very successful marketer on his own right, just launched a new version to his system that was already ahead of the pack, doing all that for you. This is so new he asked me if I could help him by inviting people to test it out, for just $7.
Does that sound like something you would like to do?
Go ahead, click HERE and test out the new Quick Funnels system for free!
Then, let me know what you think of it…
In the “old days” when people were only reading emails on computer screens, we were told to “word-wrap” the email text. This was done in order to keep the lines short and make it easier on the eyes. Easier to read…
However, now days many people read emails on their smart phones. Did you ever see how an email that is word-wrapped for a PC looks on the phone? It looks terrible!
It’s way more than just esthetics – people are less likely to read those emails which in turn will hurt your bottom line.
So what can we do to overcome this problem? Here is what I consider to be the better solution to this problem.
Instead of word-wrapping your text, write it without using line breaks inside paragraphs and place it all inside a <div> with a size limit.
When editing your html email, go to source view and add a DIV directive so it surrounds your text, like this: <div style=”max-width: 400px;”> your email text here</div>.
This will, on the one hand, limit the width of the text to 500 pixels (you can choose any size you like) and allows it to shrink down and auto-warp when viewing it on a smaller screen (such as a smart phone).
The great thing about online marketing is you can do it from home.
The bad thing about online marketing is…
…you can do it from home.
Which often means endless distractions from the internet, the kids, the pets, the neighbors, the housework and so forth.
Here’s how to improve your focus and get productive, starting today:
Follow your own natural rhythms. Some people are more productive and focused in the morning while others do better in the evening. Figure out which hours work best for you, and then block those hours out. Schedule nothing during that time except for work.
Notify your family, friends and anyone else that you have working hours and don’t want to be distracted.
Have a place to work where you do nothing but work. If your workstation is also your play station, your browse-the-internet station and so forth, it will be too easy to get distracted.
Put on music or tones that help you to focus. You’ll find these on YouTube when you search for focus music.
Set deadlines for everything you do. If you have deadlines to honor, you’re more likely to get the work done.
Plan your breaks. Set a timer for 20 minutes, and when it goes off, get up and walk around or do jumping jacks for a minute. You’ll be re-energized and ready to get back to work with clearer focus than if you just try to power through.
Working from home is fantastic in its flexibility, as long as you manage to focus your time.
Did you like this post? This, and other topics like it, are being discussed on our Facebook mastermind group: Ely’s Practical Marketing Mastermind
Can you guess what today’s hottest social platform for business and branding is called? Here’s a hint: it’s Instagram.
I know what you’re thinking: “isn’t that just for college kids to post selfies and stuff?” And maybe it used to be. But there’s so much more to Instagram than pretty pictures. Instagram users engage 52 times more than Facebook users, and 127 times – no kidding – more than Twitter users.
Maybe it’s because Instagram’s toolbox provides an ideal way to target your best customers and present your brand, offers, and fun updates to people who are genuinely and already interested in seeing them?
Maybe it’s just that right now, people are fatigued by other platforms. Instagram’s a breath of fresh air to many and, now that it’s got over 400 million active users without too many brands in your face (unlike some others I could name…) it could be exactly what your business needs to explode in 2017 and beyond.
Because engagement equals sales, folks, and building relationships with customers on Instagram is super, super easy once you know what you’re doing.
My good friend and colleague Phil Carrick has just released an over-the-shoulder FREE video training course which, like all his digital marketing training products, walks you through everything you need to know to master Instagram for your business and build a huge, loyal, sales-driving following.
Phil’s going to show you:
Exactly what tools to use and when
How to create content people love to share
Why engagement is so sky-high and how to take advantage of it
The best part is, he supports students personally via his members’ area (you’ll get lifetime unlimited access) where you’ll meet some power-playing online entrepreneurs to learn from and share with.
Actually… maybe the best part is that anyone can do this in just a few minutes a day, even if you have zero tech skills. All you need is a mobile phone and you can start building your Instagram Empire right now, today.
Don’t wait – somewhere, right now, one of your competitors is already on it, making sales like crazy and loving every second.
Take a look – this could be the easiest, most efficient audience-nurturing strategy you’ll ever use.
Phil’s a solid guy. He says (and I agree) this video training course is awesome, and that if you decide differently you’re absolutely guaranteed a friendly, no-strings refund. Nothing to lose, tons to gain… go for it! Start today. It’s FREE!Save
The other day I asked the gang in my mastermind group if they know what Facebook Pixel is and if they use it. The replies I got caught me by surprise: about 40% did not know what it is and another 50% knew about it but never used it!
I believe it’s high time we shad some light on the Pixel, so… Let’s talk about the Facebook Pixel!
What is the Facebook Pixel?
The Facebook Pixel is a snippet of code you place on your website pages that allows Facebook to collect analytics data about your website visitors.
Why is the Facebook Pixel important for my business?
The basic function of the Pixel is to give you conversion tracking for your website visitors. i.e. you can see what actions your audience is taking.
Since we are using Facebook to do the tracking, it is possible for Facebook to identify the website visitors among its members. With this, Facebook enables you to build something called a Custom Audience, which is a list of Facebook members (who visited your website).
The importance of the Custom Audience is the fact you can use it as a target for advertising campaigns.
I’m sure you have experienced this yourself: you visit a website, searching for something, and then you start seeing ads on Facebook for the product or subject you were looking at. How do they do this? You may have guessed already… with Facebook Pixel!
This marketing technique is called re-targeting or re-marketing and is gaining popularity, as its proven to be highly effective.
Why do I think it is essential to start using the Facebook Pixel from day one?
You’ve probably been told you need to build a list with every marketing effort you do – and rightly so. A list (or email list) is your best and most basic asset. With a list of your own you have an audience you can turn to at any time and market to.
The biggest problem with building a list is the fact that most people who will visit your pages will only be there once. Even those that will visit more than once will not leave a trace and certainly will not sign-up for your list. This is especially true when you are starting out and people don’t know you or about you.
Using the Facebook Pixel you can recover a big portion of that lost traffic to your pages – in the form of a Custom Audience. Then you can use the custom audience to create very targeted ad campaigns, targeting people who already know you – they have been to your site!
BTW, why is it called a “pixel”?
The basis for the mechanism that allows Facebook to track your website visitors revolves around the communications that goes on between the visitors web browser and Facebook, when the browser is asking Facebook to supply it with an image to display. In order for that image to be as un-intrusive as possible, it is set to be the size of a single pixel – hence the name: “pixel”.
Where do I got from here?
For more information, you can join the discussion in my Facebook Mastermind group.
Every one who joins receive the FB Pixel Insert WP plugin as a free gift!