The previous articles were the “why” aspect of the business; this is the “how”. These are the exact methods that I use to help me build a business with several income streams. This is how I became an internet marketing millionaire.
Note: These results are not typical. I worked very hard, gave up sleep, time with my family and more to get to where I am today. I made mistakes – big and small. I kept going anyway, long after others thought I was out of my mind. That is how I persevered.
I want to break down a couple of things I started to learn way back in 2008 when I first started to see how internet marketing worked.
I sell nutritional services, products on Amazon, digital products and more. I could not sell any of these things without a website. More specifically:
1) Lead Capture
(I use a variety of things but if you want to go custom I would use this)
Depending on what you are doing and what your budget is, the main thing is to get it up quick and capture leads from traffic you push to it.
This is a page where you have a video, or text telling them about a product or service that will help them. You create a box that captures their email address. They can put their email address in there and you can start contacting them. Entice them by offering a free ebook, an informational video or other bonuses.
Oh.. if you are marketing to the mobile crowd (say twitter, instagram, pinterest, facebook…) you will want to make sure your leadcapture page mobile ready.
Here is a Video Tutorial on how to make your leadcapture pages mobile friendly -> Watch Video on Mobile Website Landing Page
(I currently am using about 4 different ones… about to add a 5 for some testing. The one I would recommend anyone with less than 10,000 leads/prospects is Aweber)
- For my customers database I use this one -> iContact (it allows for single opt in uploads)
- For specific funnels I also use this one -> GetResponse (similar in tasks as Aweber)
I recommend aweber mainly because of deliverability on a small scale under 10k members, segmentation, broadcasts, and followups.
The price and features are about on par with many and easier to use than most.
Emails are automatically sent to people who wanted to see more information from them. You must first write the emails. The autoresponder stores them and sends them out to people, no matter when they sign up to your list. These save you a lot of time, and are far more professional than just batching emails and sending them out in bulk.
3) Affiliate Offer
Short definition – selling someone else's product or service.
This is where you market someone else's product or service. Let's use the real estate analogy again. The realtor did not build the house, nor did they buy the house to resell it. They connect a buyer and a seller. When someone buys the house, the realtor makes a commission.
There are thousands of products that have affiliate programs and there are more added every day. Even major retailers like Best Buy and Amazon have affiliate programs.
The offer needs to be something you can retail and pays you a large percentage to you (up front and through monthly rebills) or have the ability to leverage a large sales organization. Eventually when you are cash positive and pumping you can then start incorporating more offers.
This to me is the biggest gap. Proper education + a good paying affiliate offer that has “leverage”.
Many affiliates burn out cause they must reproduce NEW sales every month. They have no “Leverage”.
So look for duplication, or high front end commissions to compensate for your time spent.
My favorite affiliate offer right now is $37/year and it's paying me thousands right now.
(click here to see my top offer)
This is a website that is an online journal. Instead of a website that never changes, it is updated. They are very easy to use. The hardest thing about blogging can be knowing what to blog about or blogging consistently. Google loves to send traffic to blogs because they people love to keep coming back to blogs.
Note: If you want to sell something, a free blog is not recommended. They are restrictive in what you can put on them. They can take your posts down or worse, shut down your entire website.
I have about 10 blogs and in it's prime near 50. Many are wordpress.org sites and a couple blogger.com and tumblr sites. The main thing I want you to understand is… if you plan to make money online and sell affiliate products you will want to use a platform that is friendly to affiliates.
I do NOT recommend blogger.com and wordpress.com if you plan to do any type of affiliate marketing. They tend to not like those who want to monetize things outside of adsense.
More to come…. see below for the other videos if you have missed them and by all mean… make sure to GROW each day… regardless if you are monetizing yet.
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5. SEO – This is search engine optimization. Basically, it is a web page, blog post or other online page that is customized for search engines to categorize it properly. The better it can be categorized, the more likely it will appear at the top of the list in Google, Yahoo or Bing. This means more traffic for your website, and a higher likelihood someone will buy from you. There is more to it than that, but you have a basic understanding of what it is.
Here are a couple SEO services we can help you on (all SEO services)
Thank you for watching Video 7. Watch this video a few times to get a really good idea of what each tool is, and how it can work for you. See you in the next video.
Catch Up! – Make sure to watch the other videos if you missed them
10 Video Series On Building A Profitable Business Online
Video 1 – Start Marketing Any Time
No matter how “NEW” you are or what you THINK you Don't Know… it doesn't matter. The most important task now is to START. Start Marketing Today (Click Here)
Video 2 – Discovering Your “Why”
“Why” are your looking to start an online business? What is the reason for working? What Drives You? (Click Here)
Video 3 – Into The Future About 10 Years
Look at where you want to be in the Future, Your Goals. Are you moving towards it today? If not what's stopping you? (Click Here)
Video 4 – Does Working From Home Really Work?
Are you the type of person who can stay “on task” when at home or do you need to be Micromanaged? (Click Here)
Video 5 – How Making Money Works Online
So do you just send a link and you get paid? NOPE…. Learn how it really works online. (Click Here)
Are you in business to just “sell stuff” or are you actually there to be a solutions provider? Big Difference (Click Here)
Video 7 – Internet Marketing Systems That Work
So what is working currently and how you should setup your system. (Click Here)
Video 8 – Visual Explaining – The System I Use
Visual breakdown of how I run my system that work 24/7 So I don't have to. (Click Here)
Video 9 – Mistakes Made In Online Businesses
Learn how to avoid the bigger mistakes I've personally made that cost me thousands in profits (Click Here)
Video 10 – Trends, Masterminds, and Mentoring
Where to take your current success and go to the “Next Level” through Masterminds (Click Here)
Funny dude who grew up in Houston, and retired from Mechanical Engineering at the age of 33. Has 3 kiddos and happily married and marketing full time since 2012.
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