July 2012

I really love today’s guest post by Clayton because it talks about a real obstacle that many Internet marketers have…

…Getting your audience engaged enough to take action on your offers. 

Today, Clayton provides an in-depth explanation for why your audience might be unresponsive and three simple ways to fix it.

I noticed the trouble started when I sent the first “broadcast” message.

I had worked for about 6 months to build up my little email list in my new niche business (after shifting from several niche mini-sites to one authority niche site).

I had 2500 people on my list. Not huge, but not tiny either.

I was finally ready to launch my first product after doing nothing but affiliate offers for over two years.

The response rate from my first message was dismal. Only 16% of my list even opened the email and 5.3% clicked through.

That means that only about 130 people even saw the offer.

Clearly this launch wasn’t going to go quite as well as I had hoped.

All those months of making the product, planning the launch, writing copy… and only 130 people even saw the offer. [click to continue…]

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One Mistake - Oops!Testing is an integral part of successful Internet business.  With a few tweaks you can take a so-so marketing campaign and grow it exponential levels.

On the other hand, testing can also have disastrous results.  Often a single mistake results in a significant loss in revenue.

Today I’d like to talk about how one mistake could have resulted in a $7613.90 decrease in my yearly income.

There’s a lot to be learned from this mistake.

Specifically it’s a classic example of what to not do while testing any marketing campaign… [click to continue…]

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Income Report - June 2012Well, I finally caved into the peer pressure…

…For the first time ever I’ll reveal exactly how I generate all of my online income.

I resisted doing this for many years.  (I’ll explain why in a bit.)

But now I feel it’s time to peel back the curtain a bit.

Income reports can be inspirational to many readers.  So it’s only fair to detail a realistic look at what you can earn with an online business.

Before we get to the meat-and-potatoes, I’d like to talk about two things:

  1. Why I’ve never shown a detailed income report before
  2. What finally changed my mind my mind about this  viewpoint

Here we go… [click to continue…]

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Hitting the Open Road in the Next Six WeeksOne of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever heard is:

“Have a reason why!”

Simply put, it’s hard to succeed unless there’s a reason why you’re building an Internet business.

I have three reasons why:

  1. Spend time with loved ones
  2. Have lots of personal freedom
  3. Enjoy personal passions – Like traveling

And starting today (Monday the 16th) I’ll embark on trip that fulfills each one.

You see, my girlfriend and I are about to take a cross-country trip from New Jersey to California. There and back again.  {Sounds like a great title for a book.}

A major goal on my “Bucket List” is to take a trip throughout the United States.  Now it’s time to cross this item off the list!

So why should YOU care?

Well, I think you can learn three things about the Internet lifestyle from my little road trip: [click to continue…]

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How to Build Information Products that Dont SuckYou’ve probably heard about the income potential of writing books and information products.  Lately I’m generating a decent amount with my Kindle books.  So I know info products work!

The problem is it’s hard to create long-term income if you’re offering sucky information products.

That’s why it’s important to read Grant’s guest post and make you’re creating something that is worth purchasing. 

Most information products suck.

There, I said it. The elephant in the room has been identified.

The hype-to-value ratio in the information product industry has gotten pretty far out of whack, in my experience.

The make money online sphere (you almost expected that to be anchor text, didn’t you!) is probably the worst, certainly. But at the end of the day, when you compare a much-hyped info product to a well-reviewed book on the same subject, the ink-splattered dead tree is probably a better deal. [click to continue…]

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Tortoise and Hare Affiliate MarketerI believe there are two major types of affiliate marketers:

  • One type I like to call the Tortoise
  • One type I like to call the Hare

This idea came to me from the old fable of “The Tortoise and the Hare”.

Obviously, Aesop didn’t think about affiliate marketing when he wrote the fable, but the principles are easy to recognize.

I think it’s important to recognize your “affiliate marketing type.”

The reason?

This choice will have a huge impact on the success of your affiliate marketing business.

So are you a… [click to continue…]

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How to Get More Traffic and Subscribers (with Fast, Easy Writing)

July 5, 2012

Check out my webinar with Danny Iny where he shows how to get more traffic and subscribers with fast and easy writing.

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[Question Answered] Reuse Content without Getting Penalized by Google?

July 2, 2012

Can you penalized by Google for using duplicate content. In this post, Danny Iny answers that question and gives a simple plan for marketing your content.

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