Step-by-step blueprint for getting your sites ranked

Fast Commissions With Product Launches

If you find SEO a bit of a head****, I’m with you on that! On-page SEO, that’s easy enough for me – I’m a copywriter after all. And nowadays you can buy software that pretty much does your on-page SEO for you – SEO Pressor, for instance. Off-page SEO, well that’s usually where the headaches start. You have to do your keyword research, find a domain that matches what you’ve garnered from your keyword research, you have to amass content, write articles, spin them, submit them, write PR, submit PR, submit to RSS feeds… wo, it never ends!

The list is long. It’s so long, you really need some kind of seo blueprint to work from or you just end up all over the place. I’ve come across a few good seo guides, but the best I’ve come across so far, in terms of an action plan, is Fast Commission With Product Launches, How to Make Consistent Money by Promoting Product Launches by Emmanuel Carreras.  His blueprint is actually for review sites – which of course are highly targeted and therefore easier to rank for, but his methods are effective for whatever site you are putting up.

He assumes you’re a complete beginner and takes you by the hand, step by step through all the more advanced stuff – and he manges to make it look pretty straightforward.  In his bonus guide – Backlinksplaces – he recommends various resources you can use to outsource your mammoth tasks. And unless you like spending endless hours submitting stuff and re-writing stuff, you definitely want to check out his recommendations.

At the time of writing, his course is going for a song, it really is. Something under ten bucks anyway. And it’s not one of those courses you finish and think, Yeah, but it looks like I need part 2 and 3 – because it’s all there. And like I said, you won’t want to do all of it – but now you know what and how to outsource.

Check out Fast Commission With Product Launches for an excellent investment in getting your sites ranked and making you money.

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Social Media Hookup – Review

Social Media Hookup is a neat and concise formula for hooking you up with local business people who could use some help with their Facebook marketing.

Authors Ed Akehurst and Martha Mayo give you a strategy for locating quality, targeted leads, attracting them with a lead magnet, then reeling them in with an offer to improve their Facebook Pages.

They show you how to use YellowPages to find out about how and where local businesses are spending their marketing budget. They show you how to hone in on businesses that have zero or weak presence on Facebook. They give you a clever solution to the lead magnet – it wouldn’t be fair to give away their suggestion for this, as it’s pretty cool and innovative as far as I can tell – and, once you have your lead, you pitch him or her your offer on Facebook page refurbishment.

Don’t know how to build a sexy Facebook page? Outsource it, they say, don’t let that stop you. And it’s a good point. A lot of us get stuck because we can’t do a particular task too well – or we’re just new to it.  So go to someone who can and you play the middleman.

Ed and Martha walk you through the strategy step by step; they even give you suggested scripts you can use as emails to prospects. The report also contains links to videos relevant to the method. If you’re doing, or simply thinking of doing any local business marketing, I highly recommend you try this course. Right now it’s on the Warrior Forum going for a song.

Want to take a look? Click Social Media Hookup.

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Learn what your subscribers want through Survey Monkey

About a week ago I ran a very short survey by my list in the internet marketing niche. I used Survey Monkey and gave them just 3 questions to consider and a selection of options to check.

The breakdown was pretty much as I’d thought – with two main exceptions. The first was that 23.5% said they would welcome tips in emails – that’s to say, actually in the email I send. Given that email open rates are falling, I found that a little surprising.

The second was to find out that 58.8% didn’t want 1-2-1 tuition. When I consider what 1-2-1 tuition did for me, I find this a bit surprising. 35.3% would pay $67 per month for 1-2-1 tuition. Well I can tell you now, this would not be what I’d consider 1-2-1. This might be feasible as 1-2-1 in the form of e.g. a weekly webinar, live or recorded. You’d have to be an idiot to charge only $67 for genuine 1-2-1 tuition. I’ve been charging a mere $97 for 1-2-1 via Skype and frankly I’m soon going to close it down, because I’d make more money sweeping floors. Anyway, here are the results.

If you want to get a better idea of what your list wants more of (and less of) I really recommend you check out Survey Monkey, if you don’t know it yet. It’s free to join and easy to use.

As well as giving you more insight as to what your subscribers are looking for, it also opens up a dialogue between you and them – which, is of course, the beginnings of building trust.

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Instant Traffic Robot [honest] Review

Instant Traffic Robot is yet another piece of traffic-getting software designed by Paul Green’s team to work on WordPress sites. Basically it’s a plugin that you can set up as a cron job (geeky term for timer) in your hosting and it will suck content from the net and paste it onto remote blogs at regular or random intervals. This content can then link back to your main blog with links and seo-rich keywords and be monetized with Clickbank affiliate links – or any other relevant affiliate links.

Nice concept. On paper it looks like a winner. And that’s why I went ahead and bought it.

The video tutorials went at an even pace and were easy to follow. I set up a few remote blogs, as instructed, and began connecting them to the plugin, ready to receive content.

But then I encountered the first hiccup: I couldn’t add my free wordpress.com blogs. Why? I don’t know. I worked round the problem and used other platforms such as blog.com. I could only add 5 blogs on this licence, so no big deal perhaps if I couldn’t add wordpress.com, even if it was a little vexing to have spent time setting up blogs which I couldn’t incorporate into the program.

So I set up my first campaign: it centred around gaming. I selected ‘articlebase.com’ (an articles directory) as my source of content. I put in the relevant keywords and got it to run…

… and… hey, presto!

Nada. Nichts. Nuffing.

Instead of seeing my remote blogs sprout articles relevant to my keywords, I was presented with a long, ugly error message. I checked and double-checked – but really there weren’t so many tasks I could have overlooked. I tried again. Same error message.

OK, so let’s try video….

This time I actually got some content to appear on the remote blogs – but not a video. Instead, I got a video description plus the youtube link. Straight away I began to see the problem with the ‘nice concept’: the software isn’t intelligent enough to edit the content it finds. So, for example, 40% of the video description was usable, 60% of it was not. That’s to say, I’d just given myself an editing job re text content. Not only that, I now had to click on the youtube link, go pick up the embed code and paste it into the post… If I had to do this for every post, on every emote blog, I’d be glued to my pc for, like, forever. So much for time-saving software.

I might have persevered with it, but after 3 attempts to get any response from support, I’d had enough and wrote to Clickbank asking for a refund. Sounds to me like they need to rethink their software, because it just didn’t deliver. I suspect this will be my last venture into content-seeking plugins for a very long time – you just can’t beat a real person!

I’m afraid it’s back to old fashioned hard work of posting my own, real content on blogs I own!

So no big bonus or affiliate link for Instant Traffic Robot. Like I said, an honest review…

If you’re looking for help with blogging, don’t forget to pick up my Generous Blogger guide – it’s free.

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Marc Milburn’s Fast Profits Formula Review

Marc Milburn’s Fast Profits Formula provides a no-nonsense overview of online marketing for newbies.

The course divides into 7 video training Modules:

1. Introduction & Overview

2. Your Own Info Product

3. Writing Your Webpage Copy

4. Accepting Payments

5. Putting everything Together

6. Marketing Your Product

7. Building Your Business

With each module Marc provides PDF, MP3 and video files you can download to your desktop. He also provides links to other resources (cleverly upselling his own product in his members’ area with products and courses on e.g. copywriting – but hell why not, they’re at least relevant and certainly not intrusive.) He also offers a bonus training module, which you can go through after you’ve finished Building Your Business.

Marc’s delivery is animated and the language he uses easy to understand. This is perfect for newbies, who will almost certainly need some hand-holding – as do we all when starting this stuff without a degree in marketing, graphics and html! Each of the sections is covered in detail. Some of the videos are a tad long in my view and could have been either a little more concise or cut up into smaller portions of 25-30 minutes; an hour or even 45 minutes is a long time to ask someone to sit through any training at home in one sitting.

The main thing to note is this is solid content: this stuff works, anyone who’s been marketing online for a year or more will recognise these methods are proven to work and if you do what Marc teaches you, you will make money and begin to build a solid online business.

I like the fun graphics on his site and the overall impression is of a young marketer who genuinely wants to help people get a foothold in internet marketing and enjoy doing it.

The price too is exceptionally generous at only $8.95. I can see that going up in the very new future, so if you are looking for a comprehensive entry-level course in internet marketing, you’d be crazy not to take a closer look.

Generous Entrepreneurs gives Fast Profits Formula:  ****

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7 Strategies Guaranteed To Bring You MLM Success

When I first started out in internet marketing – incredible though it seems now – I knew nothing about list-building. And as a result I dove into MLM without a clue really and nearly burnt out after 6 months of banging my head against the proverbial brick wall.

List-building is not as easy as every product owner will have you believe, but there are ways of doing it effectively and without burning the midnight oil.

For those of you just starting out, I’ve drawn up 7 points you should focus on for making any kind of MLM opportunity work for you. (Without the head injuries!)

1. Build your network one by one

If you think you can email a few friends – Facebook or otherwise – and build a business network, think again. It just won’t happen. This business, like any other business, takes time and hard work. To some people chatting online isn’t hard work, to some it sucks. If it sucks for you, stay away from network marketing. If you enjoy it, or at least can do it effectively, it’s simply a question of thinking one person at a time, not blasting groups and websites with your link.

Remember, if you can get one person on your side/team, he or she may well be motivated to do the same. With time you will build a solid foundation – or downline – not a bunch of people who wondered how in hell they ever came to have your name in their inbox.

2. Write posts and articles on and around your subject

The more you put out there that informs people about the opportunity you are promoting, the more traffic to your sites and your links. You need to produce content to build your list AND to come across as an expert on your chosen opportunity.

3. Attract interested parties to your squeeze page and free gift

Put up a squeeze page where you offer a gift relevant to your opportunity, so that you can collect names and emails.

4. Build a theme oriented site

Once you’ve build a squeeze page which is specifically geared toward one opportunity, you can build a site that caters for various MLM opportunities. Once again this can help project you as an expert in more than one field. You also benefit from a sort of cross-fertilization of leads, as parties seeking one of your number one opportunity decide to sign up for your number two opportunity.

5. You must remain tenacious and consistent

Most network marketers quit within the first year. Cos it’s tough. It’s not work that delivers instant riches, it feels at times like you’re being sold a lie. But think of this, when the going gets tough, most businesses don’t turn a profit in their first year. You simply have to stick at it. And that means doing one task a day to build your list AND motivate your downline. One hour a day is probably enough. Heck even 30 minutes is better than nothing and keeps you in the loop.

6. There is no real secret to a large downline!

Unless you enter network marketing having just inherited wealth or sold a business for a nice lump sum, the only way you’re going to build a downline fast is by steadily recruiting.  And by encouraging your downline to recruit too. Let me give you an example of what I mean: with the FantaZ (social gaming) opportunity I’m working, I direct traffic to a squeeze page where I not only inform my visitors of this amazing business opportunity that is about to take off, I also offer them customised and customizable marketing tools to help them build their own downline.  Work with your downline members, as most of your growth will come from their efforts. Try to get them to chat with you on Skype or in a Facebook group.

7. Diversify for even greater profits

Once you’ve developed your downline and your contact list, you should market new opportunities to the list(s) you’ve built. Multiple streams of income will take you to the next level and your monthly income will continue to grow. What I tend to do is bring people in on one opportunity, help them get the hang of it, then introduce them to other, perhaps similar, opportunities and products that will help them build their own lists and downlines.

Follow these magnificent 7 and you’ll be mining network marketing gold after about 12 months – sooner if you like hard graft!

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The best ways to build a downline in MLM programs like FantaZ

The best ways to build a downline in MLM programs like FantaZ

If you haven’t heard of social gaming yet – July 2011 – you soon will.

If you know how to build a list and network through social media and Skype, you could make a serious amount of money with the Fantaz marketing opportunity

Fantaz is all about playing online games – for cash rewards. Of course many people who join your team will never be interested in playing, some may never have tried, but get caught up in the excitement and have a go.

It’s not enough simply to recruit and have people join your team. You have to follow up and constantly encourage your team or downline to recruit and encourage their downline.

 

Get an autoresponder and build your own list

If you’re new to online marketing and don’t even have a list, the Fantaz opportunity is going to be quite a challenge.

Lead Generation requires a little imagination. Fantaz is a game, so it makes sense to hang out in gaming forums to attract leads. You could join a Facebook group or fan page, or even set up one of your own. You could write an article on the opportunity with a link that attracts leads.

Don’t do any MLM without a squeeze page and autoresponder! This is essential – you have to have a means in place of collecting leads that go to your autoresponder, not just the back office of Fantaz.

With leads of your own secured in an autoresponder you can also update your team regularly with broadcasts, keeping them motivated.

You can also then market to your list – sending them info on similar business opportunities, sounding them out and adding them to your customers’ list.  So they may come in as FantaZ team members, but you want to be able to persuade them to take a look at other opportunities and products. This is how you create multiple streams of income.

This is a chance to develop your personal brand. You may have heard it said on numerous occasions: “People don’t buy the opportunity, they buy… you.” Admittedly, not entirely accurate, but it’s an adage that serves to underline the importance of establishing a rapport and trust with your list – you are the guy who knows where and how to invest in good stuff. If you come across as likeable and trustworthy, people will flock to your Fantaz business.

Too many independent distributors make the mistake of directing people to their company replicated website. You must set up an optin page or squeeze page to stand in front of this company site. For one thing this helps introduce prospects to you – remember personal branding? – and, as already mentioned, enables you to add their names and emails to your autoresponder.

On this squeeze page you create you will have to offer more value than most. When I set up mine I didn’t just blab on about the opportunity, I told visitors that if they signed up under me they’d be getting the same squeeze page they were looking at, plus email copy which they could use to send to their list. So I’m practically doing their job for them!

So straight off the bat, they are likely to appreciate me as a credible leader. I’ve invested in the opportunity AND I’ve invested some of my time in helping them – for no more than a request that I be allowed to mail them – guess what – more useful stuff!

For more help with building a motivated downline check out Nic’s Fantaz.

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It’s time to stop wasting your money on web designers

We have all made the mistake before, hiring expensive web designers that end up being no more helpful than a free website that you could have found online.

There’s a cool tool I found that will give you the instant ability to create and embed all types of graphics that are fully loaded with your text and customizations for any web page or blog online. The all-in-one system gives you the power to create sales graphics for all your web pages.

The best part is all of your graphics are saved online, and when you edit them they update live no matter where you have uploaded your embed code. This will save a lot of time, if you’ve ever had to update your graphics then you know what I mean.

Ready to fire your web designer and starting graphics in seconds? It’s really that simple. Period.

There is nothing more to it. Just download your copy, upload to your FTP and create unlimited graphics that are guaranteed to convert and look 100x better than other mucher harder to edit graphic templates available online.

Check out the SalesGraphicsPro creator for easy salespage graphics.

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Build your own list as you build a downline

Build your own list as you build a downline

How do you get round MLM burnout?

One of the problems with MLM opportunities is that you can do a truck load of work and end up making very little money because your downline wears thin. It’s one of the reasons I kept away from it for a long time…

See if this rings any bells with you… You sign up to a business op, you’re given a link, you paste it here and there, hopefully not spamming too often… and a few leads trickle in. You make some money, but generally you’re pretty underwhelmed.

The big problem with this model is this: your link goes to a web property that you do not control or own. So whenever someone hits that page, they sign up to your opportunity, not to you. You are just a username. You mean nothing to them. True, you can email them from your back office and get to know them that way, but that takes time and effort and isn’t all that productive.

Worse still, your downline is not on a list in an autoresponder. Just try adding those names and emails to your Aweber account. Aweber are very picky about how you came to acquire a person’s email. I’ve been having problems getting them to add customers, never mind downline leads!

So what do you do?

You build a squeeze page and stick it in front of the website that your link goes to. And you direct potential prospects to your squeeze page, not the link you were given when you signed up.

In your webform you go into Settings and under Thank You Page you paste the sign up link you’ve been given – this is your redirect, i.e. the page your visitor will be sent to directly after signing up to your list. You switch Confirmation from ON to OFF, because you want your potential prospects to go as quickly as possible to the sign up page – or they might lose interest.

By using a squeeze page this way, not only are you building a downline you can mail updates to re the primary business opportunity you drew them in on, you can also email them about similar business opportunities in the future.

Here’s an example. When I signed up to FantaZ, I signed up under my sponsor’s link. I was then given my own link (username + fantaz in the url). This link would then send my prospects to my sponsor’s page. He would net the names via an optin. So would I. But here’s the thing: his data was going to an autoresponder, mine was going to the back office of my FantaZ page. Well that’s not good enough, I realized. Because when I now wanted to get in touch with people in my downline, I’d have to email each one of them individually. If I had them on my own list in my Aweber account, I could do one broadcast and that would be it – job done for my entire downline.

So I built a squeeze page to put in front of my sponsor’s page. Yes, it makes the journey a little longer for prospects, but it introduces them to me (as their sponsor) and, for serious parties, I don’t think it’s a big deal anyway. As an added incentive, on that same squeeze page, as well as talking about the business opportunity very briefly, I offered to provide everyone who signs up with some marketing tools to make their job of building a downline that much easier: I gave them the very squeeze page they had come in on, which they could download as a zip and edit however they wanted, plus an email swipe they could send to their downline to keep them motivated. So I was making it totally worth their while by asking them to sign up to my list.

So this is the model I urge you to follow if you are doing anything like MLM.

As for FantaZ, I just heard from my sponsor that a guy in his team knows someone who was involved in a similar business 8 years ago and they made $2.8million in 3 years. Kind of motivating hearing that 😉

The FantaZ website, when it launches in the US, any day now, is capable of handling 4 MILLION HITS PER SECOND. They have over 100 celebrities signed up already. This isn’t some tin pot fad about to be cooked up.

The games themselves are skills-based, and nothing to do with gambling. As a sponsor, you make money when anyone 7 levels down plays a game.

If you think you’ve got the time to invest even 30 minutes a day in this opportunity, I strongly suggest you jump on this link – Nic’s FantaZ – asap. If you’re interested in gaming, how it’s evolving online right now, I’d say it’s a must.

Have fun and make money – can’t be a better combination!

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