Archive for July, 2008

July 6th, 2008

Ripping YouTube vids for CPA offers

You heard that right.

I’m going to tell you how I do it. You can do this any way you like. In fact, Ruck has posted some very helpful information in regards to YouTube video ripping in the past. He has even posted a video on YouTube in November of 2007 on this subject. Check it out.

After I find a niche to promote I build my landing page. For example sake I’m going to talk about a “Political Poll”. Some example question would be:

  • Is the US ready for a Female President?
  • Is Hillary worthy enough to be the first Female President?
  • Who would make a better President, Obama or Hillary?
  • Will Hillary officially give up the race?

Those are just some example for polls that we can use. The next step is to gather a domain name. Now, I wouldn’t necessarily gather a domain name in regards to a specific candidate. Instead I would buy up a general political related domain name.

Drop your poll onto the domain. If you want to get your split testing done quick create 4 versions of your poll with different colors. Poll Factory makes this a simple thing to do. You can also create versions of your poll will different patter (the words you have on the page), different images, different RSS feeds/content, etc. Rotate about 5 of those polls through the iFramer/Rotator so that you can get a good split testing in.

Now, goto YouTube, click on the video tab. This is essentially the hub of the website. Here you can access all videos that YouTube has. You can even get them sorted for you by

  • Featured
  • Rising Videos
  • Most Discussed
  • Most Recent
  • Most Responded
  • Most Viewed
  • Top Favorites
  • Top Rated

This is cool because we can select the category we want and then find the video that is most viewed… top favorite, most discussed… Whatever we want to find basically. For the example I’m using in this post I would navigate to the “News and Politics” category on the left side. Once you select your category you can then browse to the ranking that you want. In other words to the top rated news and politics video. Now these are the videos for Today. So these would be the top rated videos for Today. I like to select the “Rising Videos” category. These are videos that are climbing the YouTube ladder.

Select whatever video you want, then jump over to Vixy.net . Thats a nice little site that I found for taking YouTube videos from YouTube and putting them right to your desk top. Their server is sometimes busy… But if you wait 30 seconds it should be good to go. Now, because I have a Mac I select MP4 or MOV from the drop down menu. But because most of you have Windows, you will most likely want to select AVI. It should be automatically selected for you.

Now, Ruck mentioned in a post about YouTube a program called “Video Watermark Factory“. That’s the program Ruck suggests and uses for watermarking your videos. But because I have a Mac I just open up iMovie and add a watermark.

Don’t just add the watermark in the beginning or at the end. Your watermark should be throughout the video. Some of the videos that I have show my watermark 100% of the time, others show my watermark at key moments (close up shots, funny moments, etc.)

Your watermark can say “YourDomain.com”, “http://www.YourDomain.com” or whatever you want it to. I prefer the clean look so I just use “YourDomain.com”. Don’t forget to add your domain name in the description of the video. This is key because people will be able to easily click your link and get taken right to your site. I have noticed that my CTR on video websites is far higher than with PPC. Just make sure you get an enticing video that engages the viewer. A “rising” video if you will!

Other sites were you can upload your video include:

Ahhh theres just a whole list of them. What video sites do you use?

July 4th, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

And for those Canadians we have here… Sorry I missed Canada Day… So happy late Canada day. Don’t know what other countries are on here so… Happy July! HAHA.

I got some good news this morning as I was checking my email. Cashtactics.net was added to the marketing section of alltop.com. I encourage you to check them out as they are a great resource for blogs. Goto the main page of alltop.com to view the different categories that they support. If you don’t want to see a specific blog just click on the grey “X” next the blogs name.

Thats it for today. I’ll throw up that YouTube ripping post by Monday. As for now. Have a good weekend! and Happy July!

July 2nd, 2008

Answering Questions for Moolah

Moolah, Scrill, Dinero, Bling Bling, Cash, Green Backs, Paper, Cabbage Dough, Bread… You get my point. MONEY… The easiest way I have ever made money in my life is by answering people’s questions. I’m not talking answering questions on forums like in the last post… I’m talking answering questions from … question asking websites.

By now, as an Internet Marketer, you should know about Yahoo Answers. If you don’t know about them… It’s a website where people ask you for your affiliate link so that they can make you rich. HAHA Just kidding. But it might as well be. Websites, where people ask a questions on advice or where to find something, are asking to be spammed.

I’m not saying that blatantly spamming is good. But I am saying that you can go into questions and answer type of websites, appear as a guru, and give people your website to visit.

When I first started marketing online I was looking for some quick and easy cash. I stumbled onto Yahoo Answers not really knowing what it was about. I started to browse through questions and I found the section called … “Careers & Employment”. Reading through the questions I got the bright idea to send people through my affiliate link. After trying this all day I quickly realized that I was getting banned after only 3 posts. In the first 2 days I must have created 30+ accounts. All banned within minutes of being on the site.

I couldn’t figure it out… then I realized I needed to send people to a site that didn’t look like spam. So I logged into my Gmail account at the time and created one of their free pages. I added about 10 links to ClickBank products and headed back into Yahoo. This time I was able to go for about 10 posts before I was banned.

While I was still pretty excited about this I wasn’t satisfied. So, I began to become a “real” person. I took on the persona of a girl named Katy. A 27 year old college student that takes surveys from her dorm room for extra spending money. People in Yahoo Answers will literally ask the question “Where can I go for a job to help me work from home?” HAHAHA EASY MONEY BABY!

“Oh Hi, I’m Katy. I had this same problem when I started college. First of all… my boyfriend didn’t like me gone all the time working, and second of all I had to have a flexible schedule for my school work. Anyways… To make a long story short I was searching around online and found this website _____________________. Its basically a list of survey sites that you can use to make a little extra spending money. I’m making about $550 every two weeks. It isn’t the best money. But it works for what I need.

Best of Luck… I hope you find something that works for you. keep us updated!

Katy”

BWAHAHAHAHA Now you may think that taking on a persona like this is bad… However, this is marketing. The Rich Jerk really isn’t a Rich Jerk… “He” in fact is a group of marketers. They have created a persona that people either love or hate. This is what you essentially have to do. Become someone else to market to another crowd.

My first two weeks of marketing online I made $700. All from answering questions on Yahoo Answers. Ruck has a few post about it in this blog. They can be found by clicking here. He also has a nice little report in the Free Ruck Reports section of the blog. Check it out.

Here is also a list of other websites that can be used for answering people’s questions for… MOOLAH

What other Question and Answer websites do you know of?

July 2nd, 2008

Free Traffic better than No Traffic

Free traffic is great. When I get free traffic to my CPA offers I love it. In fact… I love it so much that I dedicate a good portion of my marketing to generating free traffic. I’m not talking about the SEO type of free traffic… I’m talking about the forum posting, yahoo question answering, YouTube video ripping type of traffic. Some people may look at this as a non-business tactics… But making money online is all about how much you can profit for the amount of money you put in.

Those three tactics I mentioned can help you take your online business to a whole new level. I often ponder hiring a full time poster, answerer, and ripper. I know that if I did then they would at least pay for their position if not more.

So… I’m going to start going off on a tangent over this next week on generating free traffic to your CPA offers. This is in answer to the many questions I have received on alternatives to PPC.
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The most important thing that you can do when your building your free traffic is to come off as a professional. People need to trust you. They need to feel as if they can come to you for anything. Build your “brand” to say. When you are marketing to a forum you can’t just go in and start shooting your link to people. We all know what would happen if we did.

Don’t start out asking questions either. You need to go in right away and be the authority. If I was marketing to the dating niche, I would find several forums full of people looking for love. Then I would begin to answer their questions and interact with them on a more personal level. When I say don’t ask questions, I don’t mean not to ask personal questions to the members. Asking people individual questions via the personal message feature is an essential thing that you must do. You can also ask them personal questions in the actual threads. You’ll know the perfect time to do this when you see the opportunity. This will place them on your side when you start recommending products in the future. Don’t EVER ask them for advice though. Say something to them like “Hey I noticed your from _______ I have a cousin that lives there. Is it as boring as she says?”. Get personal and they will LOVE you.

Once you have a few dozen posts under your belt feel free to add your signature. I never add it right away. Some people will know right off the bat that you are a marketer and you will get called out. I like to have 50 posts under my name before I begin to even come close to marketing. For a lot of us this method might take a little too long for our liking. But I promise you that people will appreciate your “wisdom” and when they do… they will eat up anything you say… Even if you tell them “YOU MUST JOIN THIS DATING SITE!”. And shoot them a link

This tactic takes time. But once we build trust in these forums, we can begin to market to them for a long period of time.

Oh here’s another thing. When you do get to the point that you are to market to them. Don’t send them directly to the affiliate link. Make sure you send them to an actual URL. And if your thinking right… It will either be a URL with the rotator on it… or a poll.

Next post I’ll go into my tactics for yahoo answers.