List building strategies

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 out 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.

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Hey Rob here, how are you doing? Today I’d like to talk about getting free traffic to your affiliate offers from Facebook. I saw a couple of WSO’s recently which enable you to create image redirects for images, this is something I’d been considering for some time.

Imagine if you could put up whatever image you want on Facebook and when a Facebook user clicks on it They are automatically redirected to the affiliate offer that you are promoting.

Just watch the vdeo below, showing me using FB Traffic Master, a simple tool that gets great results.

I’ve used this tool only a few times recently..and each time has resulted in affiliate sales, it’s one of those tools that you’d call a “nobrainer” you fire it up, put in your links, click go and you’re done.

Your image redirect is built, uploaded and live on Facebook…before you can say “Mark Zuckerberg” (well maybe not quite that quickly)…but you get the idea!

Just find related images to an affiliate offer you are promoting, click go and BOOM!

Or maybe take a screenshot of a Youtube video and use the image as a redirect…the latter has worked well for me.

You need to take all of the opportunities you can get for free organic traffic these days and this is one tool that really capitalizes on the power of Facebook

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Are You Ready To Increase your affiliate earnings?”

download fb traffic master

 

 

Why You Need To Think Like A Seller

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.

 

 

Free Traffic From Forum Marketing

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!

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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:

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

Best Traffic Source

Google Google
6 votes (60%)
Facebook Facebook
3 votes (30%)
Twitter Twitter
0 votes (0%)
Results are shown after you make a selection.

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.

 

Ubot Studio Black Friday – 25% Discount Code!

 

 7 Day Special UBOT Discount

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Hey guys, today I have got something incredibly exciting to share with you…I have negotiated a very special deal with Ubot Studio and for the next seven days you can get the standard and professional version of Ubot with a 20% discount, but it gets better as you can also get the developer version of this awesome software development platform for a massive 25% off.

I’ve had a lot of success with Ubot and it’s enabled me to build a successful online business, the ease of development and the power of the software makes it simple for anyone to create their own software, whether they want to automate their online activities, to be a freelancer or a product developer.

Just take a look at the video below and you’ll see just how simple it is to create a software application. In the following video I create a software tool for twitter, which automatically sends out updates. I built this software in under 15 minutes and just goes to show how easy it is.

 

Imagine not having to purchase any more software from the Warrior Forum, because you will make your own. Just consider the savings you’ll make using Ubot studio, you’ll never be tempted by all those new shiny WSO’s and instead you’ll be in the seller mindset and believe me that is exactly where you want to be in this business.

Now imagine if you could just stop buying WSO’s…Imagine if you could create products yourself to automate your internet marketing, SEO, submissions to sites, updating your blogs…virtually anything you currently do in your browser….and what if you could actually turn things around and get in the seller mindset for a change?

The good news is it is possible and it’s also been made very easy for you to do, all you have to do is to have an idea and a simple to use development platform.

That’s exactly what I did, I purchased Ubot Studio and started making and selling my own software and in the process I have made a lot of money. The cool thing is that this is something that anyone can do, the software can be used by newbies and experienced programmers alike!

The biggest obstacle is the price for most people, and normally Ubot Studio will set you back a couple of hundred dollars, plus for the standard version. (However it really is a good investment because you can then become a product developer or use your software creations to provide a service)

For the next 7days I have managed to negotiate a special deal with the Ubot guys and can get you some hefty discounts on the latest and greatest version (5) which was released in October. This discount will only be open until December 8. After that this discount will no longer be available.

$189 for Standard (20% off) https://secure2.ubotstudio.com/products/ubot-studio-standard-edition?coupon=RMUB5P

$397 for Pro (20% off) https://secure2.ubotstudio.com/products/ubot-studio-professional-edition?coupon=RMUB5P

$517 for Dev (25% off) https://secure2.ubotstudio.com/products/ubot-studio-developer-edition?coupon=RMUB5P

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If you can afford it I thoroughly recommend that you purchase, because it will not only save you money (you can stop buying WSO’s) you can also become a software developer, freelancer or use the software to offer a service on sites like FIverr.

I hope you can see the value in this, I stand behind Ubot Studio 100% as it’s the one tool that really turned things around for me and I’ve never looked back.

If you have any questions about Ubot Studio and developing with it, just shoot me an email and I’ll answer them for you.

To your success as a product developer!

Warmly

Rob

 

Facebook Image Creating Software

Hi Guys,

Just thought I’d introduce you to my new software I’ve built for Facebook. The software creates and uploads those image/ quotation combinations which are so popular with users on Facebook. The cool thing is the software makes it so easy to do, you have a choice of over 20 image backgrounds you can use and combine with whatever text you want to use. You have a choice of Font Size and style, and with just one click you can create am image that could go viral. I’ve been really impressed during testing as I have seen first hand how effective using a tool like this is for getting, likes, shares and for engaging with your audience.

Take a look at the image below and you’ll see just how effective this tool is, this was with the first incarnation where I was just rendering text on a plain coloured background. However with the latest version you have a choice of over 20 beautiful stylish backgrounds.

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The one thing I noticed was as soon as I started posting images, people would comment, like and share, and the only thing I really needed to do was to find some classic quotes to use with the software. The software not only renders the images but will post directly to your Facebook profile with one click of a mouse. Take a look at the software in the image below:

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You can even use html commands in the software so you can bold text,change the colour, ad breaks, it really is something.

 

And here’s a selection of backgrounds from the software, to add instant style to your creations. I’ll also be adding to the collection as time goes by.

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This is a perfect tool for getting your audience engaged, not only will you love it, but your potential clients will too! I’ll be giving my list subscribers the opportunity to get this cool software for a steal before it’s officially released…so keep an eye on your emails, you really don’t want to miss this one.

Cheers

Rob

Hi,  Rob here, hope you are doing well and profiting from your online endeavours. I’ve been really busy on a few new software projects, which are really exciting and I can’t wait to tell you more about them.

One is a Facebook tool and it really is special, there just isn’t anything else like it out there. Another project I’ve been working on does some truly incredible things with web traffic and boosting SERPS, again this is a total winner…I can’t wait to show you more, but here’s a quick preview:

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Today I’m writing to you about a software product that has been developed by Barry Rodgers and Val Wilson. It’s a self contained tool that has embedded video training, which will teach you how to select, research a niche and also build a multi page niche website using a site generating component.

The videos in the software provide a clear overview of niche research ,presented in a way that anyone can easily understand. The information is solid and follows the exact strategy I used when I developed my best selling Nichegenrator software.

The next component within the software is a PDF transcription of the video describing the process in detail.

The final aspect of the software is a tool that will build your niche site for you and optimize the site for seo, Adsense and Amazon. Pretty cool and easy to do, you just answer the questions the software presents you with…and you’re done!

I like products like this because they streamline activities and save a lot of time…and as you know I am a great lover of automation.

Now here’s something you are going to like the bonus I mentioned earlier… I have built a software tool which automates the research process outlined in Niche Eureka and with a click of a button, you get all the resources loaded into your browser…   Man you are going to love this! It’s called Nichejacker and only available here,

Here’s a quick preview of the bonus software I created:

I’ve built it especially for you and best of all I’m giving it to you for free if you decide to invest in Niche Eureka…how cool is that?   To access this cool bonus just go to your JVzoo download page after purchase and you’ll be able to download it there

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Right well back to the grind as they say, take care and speak soon

Sincerely   Rob

Is Your Blog Secure From Hackers?

Hi Rob here,

Hope you are having a good week, I’m currently working on my WordPress Blog security software, which will be released in the very near future. It’s been a lot of work, but it’s a tool that will save many of your blogs from being hacked.

This post however is not about my software but just describes some steps you can take to protect yourself and your online business.While I was compiling some information for a video which will compliment the main product I started thinking about you, and wondering what steps you are taking to protect your blogs. (I’d love to hear your thoughts on this by the way, so please feel free to email me.)

My partner Chris Jenkins and I had the misfortune of being hacked last year, and as our sites were on the same server the implications were quite severe. Surprisingly that was the first time I’d been hacked in all the years  I’ve been working online, and it really was a wake-up call for me. This may sound obvious, but did you know that the majority of blog owners still use the default “admin” username and the same password for all their blogs, e-mails, FTP and server access? I found that really surprising, but  I must confess that I was one of those using the default admin username at the time.

Another reason why blogs get hacked is that the blog owners don’t update WordPress, their plug-ins and themes regularly. These factors were instrumental in my decision to create software to protect my websites and also the sites of my customers.Here’s some tips to help you to secure your WordPress installation and to protect yourself from the nightmare of having your sites hacked.Whenever you set up a new blog make sure that you don’t use the admin username, and if you have done this I recommend that you go to your WordPress dashboard, create a new user with admin privileges and secure password and then delete the original admin account.

To generate a secure or password I personally go to http://strongpasswordgenerator.com ,you can rest assured that any passwords created on the site will be virtually impossible to crack.Another thing that you should do is delete any plug-ins and themes on your sites that you’re not using, as these too can be a vulnerability.

The security plug-ins that I use are bullet-proof security and better WP security, these two plug-ins do a very good job of securing WordPress and will show you if you a vulnerable to attack. They are free plugins and can be downloaded from wordpress.org in the plugins directory.

Lastly I’d recommend that you do regular backups of your site, I found another great free plugin called Updraft plus (also available from wordpress.org) which will backup your site to several sources including Dropbox and will automatically do scheduled backups.Just doing the few things that I suggested above, should make you be able to sleep better at night, knowing that your blog is a secure and unlikely to be hacked.Speak soon and please feel free to email me at any time.

To your ongoing success

Warmly

Rob

Once upon a time it was easy to make money online, traditional back linking methods would ensure that you got traffic to your site. I used to make $400 a week from two free blogspot blogs alone. All I had to do was create software, write a single sales page, add a PayPal button, put out some tweets on Twitter, post on my blog, post on a couple of forums and it was easy money in the bank. I’d be making money in 24 hours, it really was easy.These days however, Google is tough on us, it’s nowhere near as easy as it used to be to rank a site and you are forced to rely on traffic from social networks.

To be noticed you need to get your content shared, but how can you do that?

If you’ve got some valuable information, a video or a blog post which provides information that people need, but are only able to access if they share the content on social networks … then what are they going to do if your content is locked down? They are going to share it right?

That’s where Mervik Haums has come in with some really out of the box thinking. Mervik has created a plugin which will lock down your images, videos and blog posts. Look at this example below (the content is not relevant it’s purely there to demonstrate the power of the plugin):

facebook_help_mindmapPretty cool huh? If folks want to view this mindmap about social networking…then they are going to have to share it! However Mervik takes this a step further and also allows you to apply the same blurring technique to text .

Below you are going to learn the secret to getting loads of traffic and subscribers a day, and believe me you do not want to miss this:

Another feature of Mervik’s plugin is that you can use it for list building,it integrates with the major auto responders, but also has an additional incredible feature, which I haven’t seen anywhere else before! With the plug-in you can enable an opt in box over the content that you want to protect and even if you don’t have an account with the major auto responders, then you can add the people who optin to WordPress… now this is freaking awesome! By using Mervik’s plugin and a free plug-in available from the WordPress repository called “email users”, you can turn WordPress into your own moneymaking, leads machine. Now that is something… that is truly something!

I thoroughly recommend this plug-in, I like the way that Mervik thinks and in my honest opinion there is nothing out there that even comes close!

The plug-in also gives you the ability to lock down and pause videos, just imagine having some content that people really need, but to access it they need to share the content … what are they going to do? They will sahere it without a shadow of a doubt…Brilliant work Mervik!

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