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This is the second part of my list building series where I look at further techniques for list building, which I currently use and have had success with in the past.
I first stumbled on forum marketing several years ago and it’s a method which I still use with great success today. Essentially you participate in forums within your niche offering value to other people by answering their questions and building yourself a reputation a a person who can be trusted and who also is an authority.
This method still is an old favourite of mine, indeed it is where I got my first big break in Internet Marketing and not only made me a lot of sales online, but also got me some freelancing jobs which gave me the opportunity to work with some big marketers,build some invaluable relationships that have paid dividends over the past few years.
So how does this work in a nutshell, well first you provide value and then you use what is called a signature link, which appears whenever you post a reply to a thread on the forum. When someone clicks on that link they are taken straight to your squeeze page.This literally can be an opportunity to get cash on demand. In the past I’d make a couple of posts a day knowing that those posts would result in sales, it’s a great method and will reap dividends if you use it well.
Example of a forum signature link
I also have some software called Forum Renegade, which will find the niche forums for you to post on and will also find threads by keyword, so you can be ahead of the game, using this software will make you work very efficiently and I recommend you purchase it. You can get hold of Forum Renegade here
Once upon a time Article marketing was a dream, back in the day there was a method called “Bum Marketing” whereby you would create several articles related to the product you were promoting and at the time Google favoured content from article directories like Ezinearticles. So a well written article related to your niche would immediately rank well and you’d consistently make sales.
Alas Google put an end to this strategy, so it’s not really worth the time of day these days. I still pick up the odd sale from articles I wrote back in the day, but the traffic is minimal and I wouldn’t recommend it unless you have a lot of time to waste for very little return. If you look on the Warrior Forum you will see that some people still advocate this as a viable method..suggesting that you publish your articles first on your blog and then submit to the articles to the Article directories…so people will publish your articles on their sites…a very bad Idea these days as Google will penalize you for duplicate content. Don’t listen to the people who promote this strategy, it’s a waste of time.
This is one of my favourite methods of getting traffic although I primarily use it to directly promote affiliate offers. People love video and if you pique their interest, then they will click through to your Squeeze pages. However we are talking quality videos here. One of the techniques that has worked well in the past for me was creating simple presentations using either Powerpoint, Open Office or Google Documents free Presentation application.
I love the latter as it allows me to access my content from anywhere and on any device, Google Drive is a recommended resource in my opinion. Simply create a presentation, add a voiceover and deliver content that will benefit your potential lead. In the resource box below the video add a link to your squeeze page and a description about the product you are promoting.
Videos also have the potential to go viral, so spending a bit of time creating a good video could help you to build a list very quickly. To do this you are going to need some screen capture software the best in my opinion is Camtasia you can download a free trial here, the downside with the trial is that your videos will be watermarked, however it’s a great opportunity to try out this great software…I couldn’t live without it! A free alternative is Camstudio…not quite as snazzy as the former…but “you get what you pays for”. You can download Camstudio here.
You can use other tricks here like adding the “hand written scribe” style videos, these are very effective for immediately getting engagement. One great product I recommend picking up is VideomakerFX you can read my review of this product here, it’s one of those tools that if used well will result in loads of new leads and buyers.
Blogging is also a great way of building a list, posting regularly to your blog with information which will benefit your readers is a must in my book. Not only will it help you to establish yourself as a brand, but it will also help with your list building efforts. You can also drive traffic from your Autoresponder (I use Aweber) and concentrate on building relationships with your subscribers. Having a list that you purely market to is a bad decision, you need to build up a relationship with your subscribers. You need to think less about money and more about providing value, which you can do by sending out a weekly newsletter with information that will appeal to your audience.
This also has a plus effect as the more traffic that gets sent to your blog, the better your authority and rankings will be.
Alas not quite what it was these days due to an over zealous Google. By finding and commenting on blogs within your niche you can drive traffic to your website and your squeeze pages. One of the biggest problems with blog commenting is the amount of Spam, you might have noticed on my blog I have disabled comments, this is due to the amount of crappy spam comments I receive on a daily basis. It’s a bit of a shame really because I would love to encourage discussion here, but having to moderate the blog constantly and sending the rubbish comments to spam hell is not something I have the inclination to do.
However there are some blogs out there where you can post an intelligent comment and get a link back to your site, so it’s still worth a shot!
Question and Answer sites
A few years ago I used to use Yahoo answers and Answerbag to drive traffic to my sites, it was a great method too. All I needed to do was spend a little time searching for people with problems in my niche and answer their questions and then place my site as a resource. I made quite a few sales this way and it was easy work, however because if abuse this method is not as effective as it once was and it’s easy to get your Yahoo account banned…so not the best of choices these days alas, but still worth a shot…to test it out just buy a couple of level 2 Yahoo accounts on Fiverr.
I have given you a list of methods which I use to great success online for list building, I hope that you now feel ready to try some of these techniques and start building yourself a responsive and lucrative email list and start making some good money from your marketing efforts. A very important point to keep in mind while you are building your list is to think about the people who are subscribing, get personal with them, build relationships, remember that they are looking for solutions to their problems and it is your duty to help them. Planned future articles include, setting up a squeeze page for free and product development.
Wishing you great success in your Internet Marketing efforts
One of the questions I frequently get asked by my subscribers and Skype Mastermind members is how to effectively build an email list. So today in this article I will suggest a few of the methods which have worked well for me. This article concentrates on how to get traffic to a Squeeze page and the various methods you can use. Building a list is not rocket science, indeed it is really simple, but getting the right quality of leads on the other hand requires a little thought.
Product launches (building a list of buyers)
This is by far the quickest method which will get buyers onto your list, in the past I have used the Warrior Special Offers section of the warrior forum. However for this to work effectively you are going to need your own product and the support of affiliates. The premise is that you have a product that you sell on the Front end (on the sales page) usually this product is pitched at around the $9 mark and increases in a dime sale.
You attract affiliates by offering 50% plus commissions on this product, frequently I have given affiliates 100% on the front end, because as you can imagine making $9 a sale is far more appealing than $4.50 and to be honest I personally look to make at least $9 per item that I promote, or it just doesn’t seem worth my while. You then aim to recover your investment by offering a OTO (One Time Offer)as well as further upsells, each time offering a downsell if the customer chooses to reject the OTO. A downsell essentially is an opportunity to get a slimmed down or more basic version of the OTO.
Some people create a free offer on The Warrior Forum, where people opt in to access a product. This method was recommended to me by a mentor a few years ago, again you’d be wise to set up a funnel to catch buyers. The only thing is it would be hard to get affiliates on board to promote for you as essentially they are just giving you their list for no return. I suppose you could offer commissions on the OTO, but essentially I think you are relying more on the traffic the offer sections is getting from people just browsing the board…worth a shot for $20 though.
Using this method you can build a list of responsive buyers really quickly. One thing I tried was adding a option to purchase membership to a Internet marketing software membership site of mine on the download page of the product. This was extremely effective and I managed to create an income stream of several thousand dollars a month within approximately 6 weeks. There isn’t the space here to go into creating the products for this method, I’ll do that in a future blog post. However this first method is the one that is going to bring you in the most money in the quickest possible time.
With Solo ads you purchase traffic from a vendor who already has a list. They will then send “Clicks” to a squeeze page where you can offer a free product in return for the users email address. The user opts in to get the free product and then they are exposed to a one time offer. This has the added bonus of paying for the cost of the solo ad, so hopefully you will have not only have a list of potential buyers but will also have brought in a few sales.
Unfortunately there are a lot of unscrupulous Solo Ad vendors who will send fake users to your pages, so it is important to check out the reputation of the vendor first. A few of places to look for solo ad vendors are in the classified section of the Warrior Forum, other places to try are Safe Swaps and a new site which has caught my attention called Solo Checker, the latter gets my vote, because unlike Safe Swaps their is no monthly charge for being a solo ad provider.
Another great place to look for solo ad vendors is in Facebook Groups where the solo ad vendors performance is often reviewed by group members. You will also need to use tracking software so that you can check the quality of the leads you are being sent, this is extremely importrant, fortunately there is a free tracking script called Prosper 202, you will need to be a little tech savvy to get this set up and tracking your links, but believe me it is worth it.
Getting organic traffic from the Google Serps is not what it once was as you know and these days we have to rely more on Social Networks for traffic. Social networking is cool because you can establish yourself as a brand and build a following, however it’s a complete time sucker and it’s far to easy to waste a day on Facebook without achieving anything. I use a service called IFTT this is a cool resource which will update your networks automatically based upon a formula..so for example…If I do a post on Facebook then IFTT will send that status to Twitter, Google Plus,Tumblr etc, you get what I mean? This is a very useful tool because it means that our updates will get more exposure…it really is a numbers game, the more you get out there…the more traffic you will pick up.
Example IFTT recipies
By posting ads within groups related to your niche on Facebook, you can direct leads to a squeeze page. Initially I tried using this method to send traffic directly to affiliate offers and although I got a few sales, the conversions as you can imagine are based on the quantity of traffic that clicks through.
A way of increasing your conversions would be to use Facebook group posting software, I have a product designed specifically for that purpose, It’s called FB Poster and a free version is available for my list subscribers. The way I would recommend you use this software however is to drive traffic to a squeeze page, get people to opt in and then offer them an OTO so you can immediately separate the buyers from the freebie hunters.
In the next article I will describe some more effective free traffic sources you can use.
Watch this video…you’ll be sold!
Every now and again a tool comes along that has great potential for getting you sales, so when I discovered 5 Minute Sales Letters from Matt Cook…which promised to deliver incredible sales pages with world class copy as you can imagine I was very interested, but I was also sceptical.
To be honest it takes quite a bit to impress me, I’ll never promote rubbish and only ever look at anything which delivers on it’s promise…forget the hype, forget the BS, if a product is crap I won’t give it the time of day.
So what exactly is 5 Minute Sales Letters?
5 Minute Sales Letters is a WordPress plugin created by a chap called Matt Cook from Australia. The plugin was based on extensive research he performed by looking at content created by the top Copywriters in the world.
The premise of the plugin is that you fill in a few fields on a form related to the product you are going to promote, and after filling in the blanks, you press submit and “bingo” out pops a killer salespage, looking like a million dollars which could have been written by Gary Halbert…
Are you serious, could it really be that simple?
Well lets take a look and see if it really is that great…(you can see my review in the video above, with a demonstration of me using the plugin, plus you’ll also learn some killer information for creating awesome headlines for free…make sure you watch)
OK, so I installed the plugin on my blog…picked a product I have PLR rights to, filled in the required fields and here is the initial output and incredibly this is what the plugin created in 5 minutes:
Now that is just an extract of the page…we are talking a 6000 word salespage here…pretty damn awesome. To create something like that would have taken me a day easily, if not several!
The page comes with a story, calls to action, testimonials features and benefits, guarantee etc…it really is incredible. Take a look at the bottom of the page below, it created all this content including the JVZoo button and an image of my ugly mug at the bottom
So the initial output looks more than good…However I’d personally want to make that page my own adding my own style and images (which you can see me doing in the video).
So lets take a look at a page where I created my own images and really made the copy my own…although to be fair I didn’t change the original copy too much.
If you’d like to see the entire sales page just click on the image above, I’m sure you are going to be impressed.
I was totally stunned…here was a plugin that was going to save me so much time, the initial output was great, but editing and adding my own feel and media…well I’m sure you can see for yourself…it’s a “nobrainer”.
Just think about any PLR content you have sitting gathering dust on your hard drive…now you have an opportunity to make money from it easily! if you take action with this plugin you are definitely going to get sales…even if you don’t have a clue about writing copy, that’s how powerful it is.
The only thing I don’t like about the plugin is although the content created looks great, it has been designed to post the page immediately to the site, but it’s much better in my opinion to use this tool to create a starting point for a sales page and then take that content and place on a new site.You can easily achieve this by copying the html code and then posting that content into a new page, but maybe I’m being too picky?
So use the plugin as a content creation hub and not so much a publishing tool…if you get what I mean?
This plugin gets 5 stars from me, it’s one of the best things I’ve seen this year and I’m totally in love with it! Just think…in no time you will be pulling in sales and laughing all the way to the bank…I know I will be!
Another thing that impressed me was the price and the training, Matt is an ethical Marketer and a great presenter, so he’s got your back covered. I was so impressed that I reached out to him on Facebook and am glad to have him as a contact, look out for stuff Matt puts out in the future he’s certainly going places.
Get this plugin now, you’ll be glad that you did…there is no fluffy hype or BS here…this is the real deal!
It’s been a really exciting week, I got hold of a copy of VideoMakerFX from Peter Roszak and I have to confess I’m really impressed.
The software enables anyone to create professional whiteboard animations and presentations in minutes…that isn’t hype…this product really delivers the goods.
I’m sure you have seen the incredible whiteboard animations created by software like videoscribe…You know the type with the animated hand drawing characters and writing text, very slick indeed and very effective.
However Unlike Videoscribe, which will set you back close to $700 you can get VideomakerFX for a steal..I mean how does $37 sound?…I’m totally speechless! I think what impresses me the most is that the software could have been sold for so much more, even with a price tag of $100 it would still have been great value. Also because of the price it has made this technology accessible to anyone, regardless of budget.
The software is very easy to use and its apparent when you open it up that the design is obviously influenced by Videoscribe.
If you look at the actual scribing function within the software, you’ll see that it doesn’t look quite as professional as videoscribe, the hand animation It’s just not as slick, but don’t get me wrong it’s not bad at all.
Admittedly if I had to choose between Videoscribe and VideoMakerFX then I’d have to go with the former, because Videoscribe is undoubtedly the better of the two, But then you would expect it to be as VideoMakerFX is a fraction of the price and it would be insane to expect more.
With this software you’ll be churning out amazing professional videos in minutes (I know because I’ve been testing the software today and it’s amazing) Just take a look at a video below I put together in a few minutes with the software:
VideomakerFX is an essential purchase and will pay for itself many times over…there’s nothing else out there that comes close for the price, just watch the demos on the sales page…you will be more than impressed.
With this video software you can:
- Create powerful sales videos easily
- Make those character explainer videos that cost THOUSANDS
- Create beautiful photo slideshows
- Create presentation style videos, faster then using Powerpoint
- Create videos in full HD and exports in record time!
- Save time! The learning curve is just minutes!
- Use over 200+ Animated Scenes and Slides for your presentations
- Combine music,your own MPs, beautiful backgrounds, photos…this is special!
Lets look at some possible applications for this software:
- Create videos for offline business
- Start your own Fiverr Whiteboard animation service
- Use to promote your own or affiliate products
- Sell the service on the Warrior Forum
I think the great thing here is that Internet marketers on a budget will easily be able to set up their own service and profit from video creation for clients, Whereas before this would not have been an option for many people.
I’m positive that if you purchase this video software and take action then it will pay for itself many times over. Don’t let it sit on your hard drive and not do anything with it, start making some great looking presentations and reap the benefits.
This software is a “nobrainer” not only will the software increase your sales and generate more leads but it will also present you and your company as experts giving you a professional brand and identity online!
So if you want to profit handsomely from simple video creation, you’d be wise to get this software, nothing out there gets close for the price.
And selling for only $37…that’s just crazy! as it would still be great value with a $200 price tag.
Snap this up while you can, I guarantee that you will not regret it!
Virtually anyone involved in internet marketing will tell you that the money is in the list, we have all heard that expression at one time or another but the emphasis has to be on not just building a list, but a list that actually makes money.
How do we get people onto our list?
To attract potential buyers we need to have an irresistable free offer,something that offers great value to the prospect.
This can work really well, especially if the gift has a high perceived value. It could be an ebook, a video, an audio recording, software application…indeed anything that has perceived value to your potential subscribers.
It’s much better to have a unique product to offer, for example a product that you created yourself. PLR products may be appealing because they make it easier to quickly offer a product to your audience, but you’ll need to brand the software as your own to benefit most from this method.
When creating your offer I believe it is better to offer a gift and have had my best success that way, however some people believe that a gift is not necessary
There is a school of thought that it’s better not to have an offer for people to join your list and although, I’ve had some success with this method, I believe that you get better quality leads from offers.
Another method is to put up several pages with each one linking to the next…with an enticing hook line to encourage people to click through to the next page, make sure you use quality information for this method. You could do this for a few pages or several and on the last page inform the prospect to get more information they will need to sign up.
This also acts as a way of filtering out the time wasters and “tyre kickers”. It also gives you an opportunity to connect with your audience and build trust, this wll make it easier to sell to your subscribers in the future.
Whatever List building method you use, make sure to “test” and learn what method works the best for you.
Althernative list building methods…
You don’t even have to rely on Squeeze pages, popups or exit popups to get subscribers, or even use an autoresponder, believe it or not!
Look at these alternatives:
Facebook likes – when you post to your Facebook page, you’ll show up in the feeds of people who’ve liked you.
Twitter -When you send out a “Tweet” your followers will see it and if they like it, you’ll get Retweets, further expanding your reach and also attract new followers
YouTube channel subscribers – Everytime you post a new video your subscribers are notified, this is a great method for getting traffic to affiliate offers and has worked very well for me.
Pinterest followers -If the quality of your pins is good, you’ll get “repinned” further extending your reach.
LinkedIn connections – if you’re business focused linked in has great potential fr attracting targeted clients.
I thoroughly recommend that you try my Traffic master software, this will allow you to create redirects for Images on Facebook…you can however use these same redirects to send traffic from Google Plus and Pinterest. This is a fantastic method for sending people diretly to the affiliate offer you are promoting.
I think the best strategy is to use all of the above as you’ll be giving yourself more opportunities for getting traffic to your offers and will not only build a list but makes some sales along the way.
Making money online is something that so many people dream about, there’s a multitude of paid sources which feed on our dreams and offer us instant results, but the reality as I’m sure you know is so much different.
If you want to do well online you’re going to need to change your mindset and think like a seller rather than a buyer. This means rather than purchasing every offer that promises you the world, you need to stop and think when you read that sales page…ask yourself if you really do need that wonderful product…don’t let yourself be influenced by emotion.
When I started working online I literally didn’t have any money to invest in these beautiful shiny things even though I could see that many would be of benefit to my business. My strategy then was to research the topic and determine what the strategy was behind it and then by using a free programming software language (Autohotkey) I’d build my own product.
So where do you find these strategies? Take a look at forums in your niche and use Google to find related content on those forums use site:forum.com “keyword”+strategy or “site:forum.com “keyword”+”How to”
do you get the idea?
A great place to look is on the Black hat forums because you’ll find some really innovative thinking, many marketers you know use these sites as a resource for building products.
Another thing to consider when tempted to purchase a new plugin for wordpress is to look at wordpress.org and check out to see if there is a plugin there that will do the job of the paid one. Many plugin developers get their ideas from browsing the plugins there and I have seen some direct clones of free plugins offered for sale on the Warrior Forum.
If you can get into the product developer/seller mindset then you will be on the right track. Think like a buyer and you’ll be on the path to poverty. Even when you start making money still be frugal with your purchases.
I remember what it was like when all of a sudden I had several thousand dollars in my Paypal account, the temptation was always there to buy, because now I had the finances to do so. However, I still resisted temptation only ever investing in anything that I was certain would benefit my business or increase my productivity.
If you are able I recommend that you get into software development or creating video products where you can teach people a new skill. Think about your abilities and how you can capitalize on them. Many go down the ebook route, but software and video have so much more value based on my own personal experience.
So there you have it, I’ve just given you some tips which will not only save you money but also get you on the path to making money unhindered by shiny object syndrome, just think about what I’ve said there truly is method in my madness.
If you are new to Internet marketing you’ve undoubtedly wondered what the best ways of getting traffic are in these post apocalyptic days days of the Panda, the penguin and god knows what other mammal Google has hit us with.
Let’s face it the dream is getting free organic traffic and that’s getting harder and harder to do with each Google update and going down the paid route just isn’t an option for many people.
So what can we do to get free traffic? Well one thing that still works is forum marketing and in my opinion this method of marketing will be around for a long time.
I remember what it was like when I was new to selling online and it was more through fluke than anything else that I started to make sales and that was when things were easy! However those first sales and also freelancing jobs and long standing partnerships came as a result of forum marketing.
Blog commenting no longer has the power that it once had and it was only today I was reading that the days of guest posting are numbered as Google gets more and more tyrannical.
Forum marketing is not complex, essentially you will be responding to threads on a forum in your niche that gets consistently high targeted traffic.
Now we’re not talking about spamming here, were talking about providing value and building relationships with other forum members. If you do this correctly you will earn the trust of people within the forum and a also have the opportunity to establish yourself as an expert.
If you are doing forum marketing correctly then you don’t have to be reliant on Google for traffic. By helping people out with their questions you can forget about trying to get your site to rank high in the Serps , because you will get traffic from forums in your niche.
Forum marketing works well as long as you provide helpful answers to questions and and concentrate on adding value. Once you have established trust people will start clicking through to your site from the signature link below your post.
With forums your content can get exposed to hundreds of people browsing that forum. There is no better way to get traffic in my opinion and the beauty is it will not cost you a dime.
It’s a long process and you will not make sales overnight as you need to have a good reputation before people start trusting you. This is generally reflected by the amount of “likes” or thanks you have received, but once you have established yourself a couple of posts a day should be enough to bring in some sales.
Just be smart about how you tackle it, forums can be great for building relationships and your brand, but if you are just posting with the intention of getting people to click your signature link you will be onto a loser.
There are loads of forums on the internet and there’s sure to be one in your niche. Just try searching Google with your “keyword” followed by “forum” and you are sure to find a large selection to choose from.
If you are not using this traffic generation method then you really are missing out, so do yourself a favour and get into Forum Marketing today.
Use my Forum Marketing Software to give yourself the edge!
Hey guys here’s a review of a plugin that I’ve just picked up, it’s called WP Picpoll and it allows you to easily set up a poll,survey or quiz on your blog. Each selected option can be used to point people to a specific page, so it could be used to promote affiliate links or for listbuilding, two areas of great interest to me.. You can either create squeeze style pages with attractive guru style backgrounds or you can embed the quiz/poll into a blog post by just entering a shortcode.
I like applications which are intuitive and getting this plugin up and running was simple, there are training resources and access to support available from within the plugin’s settings page, but to be honest setting up your fist quiz or poll is so easy I doubt if you’ll be needing it. In terms of usability it’s very user friendly and setting up a poll takes a couple of minutes maximum. I can see some great potential for this plugin on my sites, anything that is going to encourage user interaction has got to be a good thing. The only problem most people will have is thinking up new polls and quizzes!
Have a look at the following examples:
So in the above example each one of the social Icons can be voted on once, and after voting the visitor is sent to whatever page you want. I love the translucent overlays they look great on a guru style background.
In this example you could be sending your customer directly via your Amazon affiliate link to the product in the thumbnail, again another great way to use this plugin. This plugin could definitely be good for seasonal affiliate promotions.
Or you can set up a quiz and give your visitor the opportunity to win a free prize if they guess correctly…this of course could be tied in to an optin form.
This is the example I decided to choose as I have embedded the shortcode created by the plugin into a blog post. In my example further down the page, you’ll see that the Social Icons are linked to my Facebook, Google and Twitter profiles. A little unimaginative on my side, but it gives you an idea of how you could use the plugin to your advantage.
The last screenshot is for another competition, I like the aesthetics of this plugin, it looks great and the options jump right out at you. I like this plugin and will be using it here on Stealthymarketer, II just need to be a little more imaginative with its use but I certainly can see is potential.
So here we go, down below is a poll I set up with the plugin, try voting on one of the options and see the plugin in action.
Want to know another nice fact about this plugin? It will only cost you $10 to buy the single site license…and the Developers license will only cost you $10 more. This is definitely one of those plugins that will be an asset to your business and will allow you to engage well with your site visitors.