Archive for the ‘Affiliate Marketing’ Category

February 8th, 2010

WEBINAR – Flipping sites for profit!

I’m pumped.

Here’s what I’ve got for you.

I was able to snag Ryan Moran (Flippa.com’s authority on site flipping) for an exclusive webinar THIS WEDNESDAY (2/10/10) at 9PM Eastern!

Here’s the Webinar link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/861127474
Click that link and join in as I grill Ryan on how his $6,147 mistake turned into one of the best marketing lessons, even if it was the hardest to learn… We’ll also talk about:

  • How to skip most of the hard work in building online campaigns…
  • How to sell your websites for three times market value…
  • What a “Site Snowball” is and how it allows you to build momentum in any niche market…
  • The quickest way to infuse a website with a ton of cash…

Here’s what it will do for you.

Ryan will literally be sharing some of his secrets to how he makes a HUGE 6+ figure a year business buying and selling websites.  This is only going to benefit you as you will be able to learn new time saving and wallet padding tricks. Imagine if you could save hundreds of dollars and dozens of hours on website development.  Skip that step and go straight to buying a traffic generating website WITH the a functioning mailing list!

Here’s what I want you to do next.

Sign up to join us on the webinar. I won’t be recording this so you don’t want to miss out. Here’s the Webinar link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/861127474

On Wednesday, February 10th, 2010, I want you to log onto the webinar at 8:50pm (Eastern) with a coke in hand.  This is going to be GOOD!

Join us on the Webinar: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/861127474

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February 4th, 2010

Series Update and Other Things

Hey everyone. I just wanted to give you a little update on the series AND I wanted to talk to you about some other things I discovered this week.

The Series
We’re still developing the website. It’s going slower than I had hoped. It’s hard working online when you don’t have the time because your family, work, and other obligations that you may have. The two guys that are working on the site have decided to devote a couple of hours each night to completing the website. This of course is a little difficult because they are still learning basic HTML.

I’ve also found it difficult to teach things like good sales letters, persuasive headlines, and the basics of how a site should look.  These are things that come with time and experience.  So I set them off to look at several different website examples.  You should look at how other marketers are creating their websites.  Chances are you will begin to notice commonalities. Some things can’t be taught but are learned more by experience.  I say get out there and put your mind to work on creating your website.

The Other Things
So… while I was trying to work with these two entrepreneurs this week I got the thought of just purchasing the website.  I’m not talking a PLR website but one that has already been created and is beginning to generate an income.  These are available and they are abundant.  But you HAVE to know where to look and what to look for.

One great website to look at is Flippa.com. They are, in a sense, the ebay of websites and domains. While I was browsing Flippa I decided to take a look at their blog.  I ran across an article by my good friend… Ryan Moran.  Come to find out Ryan is an exclusive content provider for Flippa.  Which means he is basically the authority on buying and selling websites online.

I’m trying to co-ordinate with Ryan right now to do a webinar on buying and selling websites online.  This will be an amazing opportunity for anyone that wants to skip some steps in website creation.

Ryan also has a model for buying websites online and selling them offline for 2 years of their total value.  Maybe, if I can get him to do a webinar for us, he will give us some tips for selling sites offline.

Anyways, we’ll continue creating this website and I hope that by Tuesday I can move on the the next step. In the mean time… Don’t forget to sign up below :)










STAY TUNED!!!

January 29th, 2010

(Series) Building Out Our Site – The Squeeze Page

Before I begin this post I want you all to know that I am now taking two individuals through this case study/series.  I will no longer be touching a thing but I will be training these two guys hands on.  I flew out to their location in order to give them a basic lesson in HTML. Believe me when I say these guys have absolutely NO experience online!

If you go to http://www.bestgolfswingsecret.com the main page you first hit will be full of links that you can use to navigate your way around the site as it’s being built.  We will be rotating between two different squeeze pages to find out which converts the best.  After they hit the squeeze they will be taken to a page with the answer (something short yet powerful) and then off to the actual sales letter.

The key to the first page is to entice an individual to sign up to your mailing list.  I’m not going to claim to you that I am some squeeze page guru…  Trust me I’m not.  I like to stick with what works and fortunately for us Perry Belcher and Ryan Deiss have tested plenty of squeeze pages for us.  During this case study I will be using one of their squeeze page as my base for a split test. You can check it out by clicking here.

There are several basic elements that have been tried and tested to help boost your squeeze page conversion rates.  Here are a list that I know for a fact work… These have been proven time and time again by marketers and have proven to help your conversion rates.

  • Make sure your content is readable.  This includes font styles, size, and color.  This data has already been gathered for you by many different sources and marketers.  Don’t try and re-invent the wheel here by creating fancy fonts at different sizes.  Stick with black size 12 Arial as your default font.  Arial is an easy to read especially when you set the color to contrast the background.
  • Make your headline stick out.  A few years back John Reese told the world that they should use red Tahoma font in their headers.  Michel Fortin of MichelFortin.com reiterated the use of red Tahoma back in 2006. Read that article to get some more insight on headlines and their ability to help convert readers.  Keep the header font size between 22-28 (That’s my opinion). It works and it converts.
  • Choose a color that is going to relax the reader.  Light colors tend to work best.  When I create my pages I choose a light blue or light grey color for the background.  Check out what what thinkquest.org says about colors. When you have a sales letter or really anything you want people to read your best bet it so give them colors that will keep them relaxed.  If people are relaxed while they are reading your content they will take action. After you read that thinkquest.org article take a look at what main colors trusted companies use. You’ll see lots of blue. Figure out how you can get trusted colors onto your pages.
  • Use arrows.  Lots of arrows.  Okay… Don’t go overboard or anything but place arrows in places where you want people to look.  The eye follows the arrow.  Even arrows that are integrated into the design.  99% of the time your eye will follow the direction that an arrow is taking you.  When you load up the squeeze page on bestgolfswingsecrets.com where does your eye look? Chances are your eyes will hit the headline and then jump right over to the arrows.  Don’t be afraid to guide people where you want them with arrows.
  • Speaking of guiding people.  Make sure you strip your site of useless links. Don’t include navigation or links to other websites.  If people leave they might never come back. If you must include navigation on your sales letter place it at the bottom.  This of course is very different for actual online stores where you want people to look around.  With this method of advertising we want people to only go where we tell them to go. Keep your useless unproductive links out of sight.
  • Use images to help convey the message of what they will be receiving.  Images are powerful. They say an image is worth 1000 word. You can absolutely use images on your squeeze page to help fill the gaps.  Remember, this is a squeeze page we are creating.  We don’t want to overwhelm them with words.  We want to get our point across as quickly as possible so that they join our list.  Images should convey a message.
  • Use bullet points to address what is going to be taught or given to the individual. What are they getting by joining your list? 5 bullets are plenty to get your point across.  You  don’t want to overwhelm them right now with reading… Once again, the point of the squeeze page is to grab their email.

Okay that’s the basics on a decent squeeze page.  Again, take a look at what I have put together at http://www.bestgolfswingsecret.com. We are going to continue knocking out these designs in the next few days.  I’m hoping we can have this done in a few days.

January 14th, 2010

(Series) The Flow of Our New Site

As we go through this series I want you to realize the importance of having a mailing list. There is a huge amount of money in owning your own leads so that you can email to them over and over again. Our goal is to have two lists by the end of this series. The first list is going to be for free loaders. The second list will be our buyers list. The buyers list will be our money maker. Not only will we have sold them our own product, but chances are we will be able to sell them a product that someone else owns to make an affiliate commission.

Below is an image of our overall site flow.

Here are the steps to our site.

  1. Receive an opt-in for a free ebook or a free course.
  2. Upsell to a paid course or package – After they optin in they will be redirected to the offer AND the free auto responder series will direct them to the offer.
  3. Move them over to a buyers list.  Once the person has completed their purchase through us we can move them over to a buyers list.  This will be a more active list and will be more profitable for us.  Our end goal is to move people over to our buyers.

The free auto responder series will have several emails that cover basic advice for our niche of choice.  At the end of about 7 emails we’ll give one last hard push to buy the product and if they don’t… we’ll then chances are they aren’t going to pick anything up from us.  But they are still good to have on a mailing list so that we can try and market other products to them.

Once they opt-in they will be directed to the actual product page.  Then there is a series of upsells and downsells until we finally reach the download page.  However, before they can download we need them to opt-in to another list.  This will remove them from the freebie list and over to a buyers list.  These are our golden boys.  They have purchased once from us and chances are we can get them to purchase something again.

That’s the overall flow of the site. Next week I’ll be in Vegas for Affiliate Summit West 2010.  I’ll try my hardest to get a post out on Tuesday but if it doesn’t get out I’ll get one to you on Thursday for sure. In the mean time, I am going to start to upload the site.  As I begin uploading pages I’ll post the links here so that you can see what exactly I have been working on.  Here is the domain: bestgolfswingsecret.com

I already have the PLR product thanks to PLRNicheClub.com. And I already have an Aweber account. And hosting is going on my dedicated server.

Until next time… If you haven’t joined the series already you can sign up by clicking here!

January 12th, 2010

(Series) New Niche and Research

Ok before I begin I went ahead and picked a new niche. “NF” posted this in a comment on the last series post

The Dog training niche has been used extensively by all case studies i have seen and reports, ebooks, etc… It is like the only non-im niche all IM marketers are able to explain.
I think it would be more useful if you chose something else.

This is quite a good point. But let me explain why. It has everything to do with the ease of the market. The dog training niche is what we call an evergreen niche. Meaning you can make money in the niche all year long. Why? Because people don’t stop buying dogs. Golf on the other hand (My new niche choice) is down right now and about to hit an upswing as we get into spring.

That image is the basic graph of all keywords relating to golf. If you notice, at the beginning of the year is the low point. Then throughout the year there is an upswing. This will be good for this case study/series as I start off slow and build the momentum.

About halfway through the year you’ll notice from that graph that there is a sharp decline in searches. I don’t golf so I don’t know what big turn happens around July. I can only make a guess.

I’ve gone ahead and purchased a URL – bestgolfswingsecret.com

You’re more than welcome to follow along in this niche with me. However, it would be nice if you picked your own niche to jump into. I definitely understand. But please respect the fact that I am going to try and make this niche profitable. I only give you the URL so you can see what I am doing with the website as I move along.

Here are some basic things that we will need with this project of ours.

  1. A domain name with the main keyword in the url. I use namecheap for the free whois guard. ($9.96)
  2. A hosting package.  I use a company called webhostforseo.com. Don’t mind the look of the site… I use them because I can get my IPs cheap and each IP I receive comes to me from a different C-Class.  I’ll cover good hosting in another post. When we get into solid SEO for this series you’ll want one of the servers they have.  But for now you can use a basic hostgator account ($4.95/month)
  3. An auto responder account ( I use aweber) ($19.95/month)
  4. A good PLR product that we can dissect and part out.  Most PLR products come with websites and other goodies.  I’m a member of a PLR Club so I have access to HUNDREDS of PLR articles, websites, software, etc.  ($47/month) or ($15 one PLR article/site)

That’s all we are going to need to start out.  Our total month to month cost is very cheap.  Below $50.  If you can’t swing that then get out of here. I’ll dive more into each of those 4 things we need to get this rolling as we move along.

———EDIT: I have been in contact with the owner of PLRNicheClub to offer you 30 days at $9.95 and then after 30 days for $22/month.  When you join PLRNicheClub you automatically receive access into PLReBookClub for free! This product is normally $47 so the only way I could work this deal is if I gave up my commissions.  Why do I need my commissions?… Err… I don’t… http://plrnicheclub.com/cashtacticspecial.html

Until next time… If you haven’t joined the series already you can sign up here by clicking here!

January 7th, 2010

(Series) This is what we are going to do.

Basically over the next few weeks I am going to show you how to build a list and how to make money from the beginning.

We’ll build out a complete site and then begin marketing to free sources. While our money is building up for the free sources we will open the doors to PPC advertising, move over to some banners/media buys, and then PPV advertising. Don’t forget the SEO that we will be receiving as well.

So I guess to start out we will need to pick a niche to jump into. I recommend that you watch the 40 minute video on niche research that I set up a few months back.

For the case of this series I am going to use dog training as the niche of choice. So before I jump into anything serious I need to so some research on the niche. What kind of products are out there and what kind of search volume is this getting?

Unfortunately for us Google has removed the sponsored links search so it might be a little more difficult to see what your competition is doing. You can always use the Google external keyword tool to gauge the competition. Make sure you do a good amount of surfing the web to see what kind of product competition there will be for your niche.

Once you have a good understanding of the competition you can begin your plan of attack. So for now I am going to surf some sites and I’ll get back to you in my next post with where I searched and what I found. Till then why don’t you watch that video on niche research and begin to pick a niche. Remember… You can make any niche profitable… It’s just a matter of how you attack it.

If you haven’t read the first post in the series make sure read it and join our list!

January 5th, 2010

A New CashTactics Exclusive Series!

It’s the beginning of a new year and I wanted to start this off right for everyone.

While everyone is giving you BS posts on PPV marketing I’ll be taking you down a real road for profit! Let me explain some things first.  I’ve been making a full time income from PPV for quite a while. If you have questions on PPV feel free to post them in the members forum.  I’m not saying that you shouldn’t try PPV I’m just saying there are other more profitable ways to generate money.  Unfortunately not everything you do with PPV will make you rich.  Don’t buy into the hype of it all.

Over the next few weeks I’m going to cover a method for making money online that you can use for ANY niche! Best of all it is GUARANTEED to make you money. How many people can GUARANTEE you that you will make money.  I’ll tell you what… If you follow this course and can’t make money after putting in some honest effort then I will pay back any and all expenses that you incur (just make sure to document everything that you do)

This method isn’t a one hit wonder that will die out in 2 weeks so you have to pump it back up and start all over again.  I’m going to show you how to build a profitable online business.

I once paid $5,000 for what I’m about to teach you. So why am I going to give this away?  Let’s just say that I am tired of all the bullshit that goes around online.  I’m tired of people saying “HEY YOU CAN MAKE $14,597 A DAY WITH PPC”.  While it may be true… You won’t start out making that much money.  And most of the time the courses are full of holes.

I said it before and I’m going to say it again so you fully understand what I’m doing here…  I’m going to walk you through step by step what I have done to build a huge online business that has allowed me to work from home.  I’m not just going to cover PPC, PPV, SEO, Media Buys, but other forms of marketing.  Plus I’m going to show you how to set it up from the beginning so that you can capture emails and market to a group of people over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over… Okay you get the point… and over again.

This is for the beginner.  This is for the person that isn’t making money right now… This is also for the person who wants a more stable online income something that isn’t going to die away once the FTC says something…  This is for YOU. I’m going to start out slow with the most least amount of expenses possible.  But as we move along with the series we will be opening the doors to some more costs as we grow.  Don’t worry.  You don’t have to spend money until your ready to.  No need to buy into PPC until you are ready!

Here is what I want you to do… Sign up below so that you can be alerted to new updates when we have them here. You don’t want to miss out on anything.









Now that you have signed up… Just wait… I’ve already got the next post written up. It will come out very shortly! You don’t have to be signed up to see the next post. It’s just a way to be notified when the next post comes out :)

That’s it for now!

To Your Success!

November 30th, 2009

Landing Pages with 74% Click-Thru-Rates. Believe it!!…

I’m not going to sit here and give you a long pitch as to why you should check this out… instead I am just going to give you a link so that you can purchase this product for almost half the price.

Click Here to Go To Landingpageclassroom.com

If you’re any kind of marketer then you will undoubtably know that your landing pages can make a big difference in whether or not you are profitable in a campaign.

Andrew has set up an amazing opportunity for affiliate marketers. He dug into his own pockets and purchased about 150+ landing pages that he has made available to purchase online. Now, normally this program is set at $47 a month. But I worked out a deal for everyone here to purchase the product at $27 a month. The only way that we were able to work this out was if I cut out my commissions all together. So… Have at it. Pick up Andrew’s new product Landing Page Classroom with over 150+ landing pages and the landing page tutorial videos!

Inside you will receive WordPress, HTML, and PSD files for the themes he has available. This is more than any other Landing Page membership site offers!

PLUS… He has provided several videos for you to watch inside of the members area that will show you how to increase your CTR for your landing pages. The videos include:

1. Split Testing
2. Landing Page headlines
3. Call to Actions
4. Using Images in Your Landing Page
5. Copywriting and Sales Copy
6. Testing Different Colors

There are 7 other tutorial videos, but I’ll let you find out what those are once you log in to the members area.

So… Stop waiting and pick up Landing Page Classroom NOW before we take away this exclusive deal!

Click Here to Go To Landingpageclassroom.com

You’re more than welcome to go read the sales letter… just click the link above…