April 30, 2017

Marketing

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Telling It How It Is

When you first start trying to launch your own home business and market effectively online, you certainly have a lot to learn.

Whilst it is true that none of the techniques or concepts are out of the grasp of everyday people and it is entirely realistic for you to learn and apply them, you will have to accept that many of those skills will take you a long time to acquire and then master.

I believe that a failure to accept that from the outset is one of the biggest causes of overwhelm and failure among new online business owners.
If you come into the industry expecting not to have to apply yourself to learn new skills and that by just purchasing a course you will instantly know everything there is to know, then you are doomed to be disappointed.buffet 1

Whilst aligning yourself with the right people will potentially shorten your education by focusing you on core information rather than the huge amount of distraction out there you still have to be prepared to get stuck in to that course material and apply it.

So here are some if the things I have realised about learning to make money online since 2009.

Courses.
There are too many potential courses about making money online to count.
There are many different ways to make money online and for each of those there are a ton of different courses to choose from.
You need to focus on just one method or your efforts will be spread too thinly and you won’t see results.
Without focus and taking determined, sustained action you will not see results and will get stuck in “education mode” as you keep going back to the training materials hoping to find the gem of knowledge, the non-existent miracle shortcut, that will make it all so easy.
You need to choose wisely and focus on just one source of education initially. You can’t take every course.

Mastering New Marketing Strategies.
To master and new strategy will require a significant investment of time and money.
Nothing is free. You’ll either spend your time or your money and usually you have to spend both. Family might not like that new reality.
Expect distractions and further rabbit holes.
Expect to spend time to become familiar with any new software or platforms required to implement the strategy.
You may have to spend a lot more time than you expect.
Start off spending small but not too small. If you spend too much on a dud campaign you’ll have wasted your money.
Spend too little and you won’t see any results anyway.
Don’t be surprised to discover you need to fork out for third party applications to make the strategy more effective.
Even if you are prepared to spend the time creating incredible content in the hope of attracting waves of new customers to your website, don’t be naive enough to think that won’t cost you money. It will.

Software.
Software tools can be a powerful means to automating and short-cutting tedious manual internet marketing tasks.
A variety of different software is available in every niche and there is often overlap between the functionality of those tools.
Sales pages often promise results that are too good to be true.
Some have recurring fees (monthly, annually etc), some have one-time fees.
Upsells?
Don’t buy it if you can’t see yourself using it in your business. Does it solve a problem that you have?
Some are well supported with updates, some aren’t well supported with updates.
Some help desks are more responsive than others.
Installation can be difficult.
Configuration of “Options” can be confusing and difficult.
Third party service integration requirements.
Electronic licenses sometimes don’t work or stop working for no obvious reason.
Clashes with other programs on your computer.
Learning curves can be both high and steep.
Be prepared to spend time with your new software or service.
Be prepared to start traveling down a warren of rabbit holes.
Unexpected costs: captcha solving, internet bandwidth usage, VPS rental and maintenance.
Updates that aren’t automatic and require editing files.
Better off outsourcing the task on a “pay as you go” basis instead?

Webinars
You may find that you spend a lot of time on free webinars expecting to hear some golden nuggets of education from people you follow.
In my experience, you may only pick up one or two such nuggets (if that) from the guru holding the webinar.
9 times out of ten, they just want to sell you something. That’s the game. Accept it.

Conclusion.
Don’t be naive.
You need to be realistic, determined and committed to succeed.
That means being prepared to spend a lot of hours not only acquiring but mastering new skills.
Acquisition and mastery are two very different things.
You can “acquire” a golf swing very quickly but how much longer will it take you to “master” it?
Don’t blame other people for your lack of progress.
Only you are responsible for you and your results. You are not entitled to success. There’s plenty of room for you in the “Hall of Lame”.
You can always go back to scraping a living in that day job you so enjoy.

Ad Blocking And Privacy

You know that feeling of annoyance you get when you keep seeing adverts for that random product you browsed on Amazon last month for 10 seconds. It just keeps showing up no matter what website you visit?

That’s called ad re-targeting and it’s a cheap and effective way for merchants to get you to come back to their shop and buy something.

However, it can be very irritating so it’s a good thing that I know a simple way to protect you from ad retargeting.

If you enjoyed my video and you want to get more great info from me then do download a copy of my “Simple Business Blueprint” where you’ll learn exactly how you can replicate my success and receive a few surprise bonuses too.

Dr Brad.

Saving Money At The Checkout Page

Discover how Dr Brad saves money at the checkout page nearly every time!

Do you like the idea of saving money or would you rather line someone else’s pockets?

Hmm. I wonder…

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Don’t forget to download a copy of my free “Simple Business Blueprint”  to discover how I started a successful home business.

Speak soon,

Dr Brad.

Comparison of Top Rated, Reliable Email Marketing Software And Plugins

Welcome to this article about autoresponders and email marketing. Let’s start by watching this short video about the Aweber service that I have used happily for the past 6 years!

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Now you should discover how to boost your email marketing results by harnessing the power of RSS feeds.

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My Tips For Internet Home Business Entrepreneurs

If you want know how you can achieve success in online affiliate marketing you’ve come to the right place. Internet marketing is a hugely varied market and affiliate marketing is one of the most lucrative opportunities out there and certainly one of the most attractive to many people. The general idea of the business is that you promote a product or service and the vendor then pays you a commission. This is a powerful home business model for everyday people because they can automate the promotion side of things, then get paid automatically and electronically when someone clicks on their tracked and customised affiliate link to make a purchase. I have been successfully and consistently making money with affiliate marketing since 2010 so I have a lot of experience and I am happy to share it with you. My mission is to empower the next wave of new entrepreneurs to create their own passive income using this affiliate home business model.

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The Best Way To Achieve Success In Internet Marketing

The first thing you have to get right, if you want to do well in internet marketing, is your mindset. Mindset is key in the development of any entrepreneur in any business. You will need to discard your old mindset of the “employee” and start to think like an entrepreneur. Learn to think like a business owner. You will need to become comfortable with risk, uncertainty and taking responsibility for your success and your failures. All entrepreneurs fail on their way to success and the important thing is to become comfortable with that and learn to “fail forward”. Be a quick learner and don’t make the same mistake twice. Test small when you are starting something new in your business so that any mistakes are not a total disaster for you. Be kind to yourself when things don’t go your way. Learn to be a “good friend to yourself”. Don’t let your internal monologue be one of negativity and criticism but instead be patient and understanding with yourself. Ask yourself if your best friend would say the kind of horrible things that many of us say to ourselves when we are disappointed with our results. They probably would be horrified if they could hear what we are saying to ourselves and tell you to keep you chin up and try again.

However, when things have gone wrong, don’t look for someone else to blame. Don’t be so quick to blame your coaches, courses, software and whatever else. Only you are responsible for the choices that you make in your business and the advice that you choose to take. You will profit when you make the right decisions and you will lose when you make the wrong decisions. If things haven’t gone well, take the time to take a step back, analyse what happened and then ask yourself what you could do differently next time. If you just can’t work out what you should have done, you should probably consider contacting a mentor to eliminate the frustration, anger and uncertainty and shortcut your journey to achieve your goals. The difference between a master and a novice is that the master has failed a thousand times more than the student!

The second thing you will need to become a good affiliate marketer is a proper education. Affiliate sales is a big industry and there are many different people trying to sell you a course on the subject. Many of these, as you might expect, are rather poor quality and that is often reflected in the price tag. I bought a lot of cheap internet marketing courses in my early days online and wasted a lot of time going through them because they never really gave you the whole story. There was always something missing that meant I couldn’t quite achieve the results that I had been promised. This led to a lot of frustration on my part and I nearly gave up on so many occasions. I was lucky to find a great mentor called Stuart who helped me to see the “wood from the trees” and start making some serious money from my affiliate promotions. He gave me the kind of detailed and comprehensive training that I had been lacking up to that point and I have never looked back. You will need to find an experienced mentor too. Someone you can trust, so that you can draw on their experience and success to shortcut your path to financial freedom. To find out more about the training packages that Stuart and I offer, simply sign up for my free course using the box at the top right of this page.

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Moving on, the third thing you will need to do is get comfortable with investing in your business. I have spent thousands of dollars on training, coaching, software, hosting and advertising and that number increases year after year. You see, the more results you see from your investments, the more confidence you gain. I was then able to invest even more money with confidence because I had already seen results with smaller investments. Any business needs start up capital and although the costs of running an online business are much lower than a traditional “bricks and mortar” business, they still exist and you have to be realistic enough to accept that you will need to meet those costs. Once your business is up and running, your websites are bringing in free organic traffic from the search engines and you are making sales from that traffic you can sit back and let it pay you whilst you sleep. Until then, you will have to invest time and money in to your business to get it started. After all, if you have no traffic, you have no customers and you have no business.

Recommended Resources And Next Steps For Affiliate Marketing Success

If you would like to know more about the specifics of what I do to make money from my affiliate marketing business, just enter your email in the box at the top right of this site to get my complimentary videos, PDFs and emails that will take you from “Zero to Hero” over the next 7 days.

Creating and Flipping Sites For Profit

How to Create and Flip Websites To Make Money

My buddy Hitesh has made this series of videos about how you can create your own home business creating quick and easy websites that people will pay you handsomely for.

If you like this kind of training and would like to learn more about creating your own home business to make money online, be sure to grab your copy of my free video course by entering your email at the top right of this site!

Thanks,

Dr Brad.

How To Write A Recommendation – Dr Brad’s Simple 4 Step Blueprint

How I Give A Testimonial

I’m going to show you my process for writing a testimonial that will demonstrate to other people just how good the product or service that you are promoting really is. My proven four step process is sure to improve the quality of the testimonials that you provide for other people. You can also it to help your customers to provide great testimonials for your own products or services which will improve your credibility in your industry. It’s a shame that people just launch into this without giving it the proper thought and consideration that is deserves. If you are going to take the time and trouble to provide a testimonial you might as well do it properly and following a proven template to enhance the value of what you provide.  Now let’s get on with the actual formula for my powerful, proven blueprint.

How To Write A Testimonial

How I Write A Testimonial For Best Results!

How To Provide A Great Endorsement

1. Context.

The person giving the endorsement should start by giving the reader or listener some background on themselves and the problems that they faced before using the product or service in question.

For example, the person might say

“Hi I’m John Smith, home business owner and affiliate marketer. Before I became a customer of thebestseoservice.net I really struggled withbuilding effective back links and getting my SEO just right. To attract visitors and make sales I have to rank highly in the search engines and I was really struggling to get the rankings and traffic that I needed to make enough money to support my family.”

In this way, the reader can start to relate to the person giving the testimonial. They empathise with their problems and start to understand how the product or service might be of use to them in their own situation.

2. Overcoming adversity.

The provider should now go on to succinctly explain how the product or service in question enabled them to simply and effectively overcome the problem that was highlighted in step one.

For example

“Now that I’m a client of TheBestSEOService.net I simply tell them what I want to rank for,

part with a small fee and they rank me at the top of page one for the keywords that I have chosen. “

3. Implication.

In this step the testimonial provider should elaborate on how overcoming the problem has benefited them and how it makes them feel. To use marketing terminology, you might imagine that step 2 is the testimonial provider talking about the feature of the service and step 3 is talking about the benefits of that feature. You might think that it is silly or unnecessary to be commenting on how the benefits of that feature makes the person feel but you would be wrong. By coupling the benefits to emotional response you are helping to create that same feeling in the reader or viewer of the testimonial. You may have heard it said that “people buy with their heart” and it is for this reason that the coupling of benefits and emotions in step 3 of my testimonial process is so powerful and important.

For example “Now I know that I can quickly and easily rank for any keyword of my choice by using TheBestSEOservice.net I can reliably generate large numbers of targeted visitors to my affiliate websites and make regular, predictable sales. Outsourcing all this to reliable SEO professionals gives me a feeling of great satisfaction and happiness, allowing me to spend more quality time with my family instead of being locked away in the cupboard trying to master SEO all on my own.

4. Summary and call to action.

In this last section, the testimonial provider has an opportunity to comment on the human values of your  business i.e. friendliness, reliability, reputability etc, and finally to explicitly recommend that the reader take advantage of your product or service in the immediate or near future.

For example “I’ve always found the professional team at TheBestSEOservice.net to be very friendly, helpful and reliable and I wholeheartedly recommend that you get started with them today.”

How To Write A Testimonial
This Is How To Write A Testimonial

If you have any questions about online business or how to write a great testimonial please use the contact form to get in touch. You are welcome to join the discussion by leaving a blog comment in the space below. I hope that you have enjoyed reading my guide to how to give a good recommendation and I would encourage you to take advantage of membership of this online business community who have taught me everything I know about online business and marketing.

Free CPV Marketing and Advertising Training

Welcome to my excellent and free “cost per view” marketing and advertising training series which will quickly and simply transform you into an expert in CPV marketing so that you can generate as much cheap, targeted traffic to your website as you like.  Such traffic is the holy grail of online marketers so be sure to take notes and return often to get the most from my regularly updated training. If you like what I have to offer, be sure to sign up for my newsletter and free report on the best ways to make money online today!

 

Cost per view marketing

CPV advertising

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Here is a list of leading CPA and CPV advertising sites that you can use to promote products and services online.

CPA NETWORKS

LinkShare    http://www.linkshare.com/
Pepperjam Network    http://www.pepperjamnetwork.com/
Click Kingdom    http://clickkingdom.com/
JoeBucks    http://www.joebucks.com/
CPA Trend    http://www.cpatrend.com/
MaxBounty – Highest Paying CPA Campaigns    http://www.maxbounty.com/
Convert2Media    http://www.convert2media.com/
Clickbooth Publisher Affiliate Network and CPA Network    http://www.clickbooth.com/
Cutting Edge Offers    http://www.cuttingedgeoffers.com/
SLGTRACKER.COM || The Exclusive Search Network    http://affiliate.slgtracker.com/index.php
eBay Partner Network – Member Login    https://publisher.ebaypartnernetwork.com/PublisherLogin
Chitika, Inc. – Ads for the right user, right time, right place    https://chitika.com/affiliate/user.php
CPAlead    http://www.cpalead.com/
MarketHealth.com    http://www.markethealth.com/
InText Pay Per Click Online    http://intext.net/
Affiliateer.com – Affiliate Management Company    http://www.affiliateer.com/
Mate1.com – Affiliates    http://www.mate1.com/affiliates
Commission Junction    http://www.cj.com/
Ass Seen On PC    http://asseenonpc.directtrack.com/
As Seen On TV    http://affiliate.asseenontv.com/affiliates/login.php#login
Neverblue™ Affiliate Interface    https://secure.neverblue.com/aff/
Kontera ContentLink    https://publishers.kontera.com/reports/home_page?is_reg=true#
ClickBank    http://www.clickbank.com/index.html
Cx Digital    http://www.cxdigitalmedia.com/
Converting Offers    http://convertingoffers.com/
CPA Tank    http://command.cpatank.com/
Moat Ad Search    http://www.moat.com/
Offers – Media Antics Inc    http://affiliates.mediaanticsinc.com/offers
HitBuyer CPA Network    http://hitbuyer.com/

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Traffic NETWORKS

AOL Sponsored Listings – Login    http://www.adsonar.com/admin/advertisers/indexPl.do
AOL Advertising    http://advertising.aol.com/
MyAds Advertising – Pay Per Click Banner Ads for Any Size Business    https://www.myads.com/login.html
Ask Jeeves    https://adcenter.pureleads.com/adcenter/login.jsf
Clicksor    http://www.clicksor.com/
Ad Desk    https://addesk.advertising.com/AnonViews/LogOn.aspx
adBrite Exchange    http://www.adbrite.com/
Pleantly Of Fish    http://www.plentyoffish.com/inbox.aspx
Mediaplex    http://www.mediaplex.com/
Buyer Registration | Integrate    https://integrate.com/buyers/Join.aspx
Trafficvance :: Advanced Display & Text Link Traffic | Home    http://www.trafficvance.com/index.php
Findology Interactive Media    http://findology.com/
DirectCPV    https://www2.directcpv.com/adv/index.php
Pulse 360 – The Leader in Content Targeted    https://ads.pulse360.com/login.html
Contextual Advertising    http://www.contextweb.com/
SiteScout — Empowering Media Buyers    http://www.sitescout.com/
Google Affiliate Network     http://www.google.com/ads/affiliatenetwork/
AdHitz.com     http://www.adhitz.com/en/Advertisers-Browse_Websites?pid=1
Paid to Click Advertising at ClixSense    http://www.clixsense.com/

Mobile Traffic NETWORKS  

LeadBolt    https://www.leadboltnetwork.net/advertiser/login/index/keyword:
My MobFox – Dashboard    http://account.mobfox.com/dashboard.do
Millennial Media    https://tools.mmedia.com/
Mojiva    http://www.mojiva.com/advertiser/dashboard
InMobi    https://www.inmobi.com/user/login.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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