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I spent yesterday in London at the Ultimate Facebook Seminar. Mark Anastasi organised the 4 day event in just 2 months after he got the idea while having a shower.  I was lucky enough to get one of the free tickets that were being offered.

I have been interested in learning more about how to make money with Facebook marketing and thought this was the ideal opportunity but I couldn’t do the 4 days. That would have been information overload!

The event held at the Thistle Marble Arch was packed out. There must have been at least 400 people there all crammed into a small room. It was so hot you couldn’t breathe. Everyone was complaining that the air conditioning did not seem to be working properly.

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If one of your goals is  making  money online, then you have to remember that first and foremost it really all boils down to trust. Many people refuse to trust people or purchase products they find on the internet. Often with good reason too.

Apparently, the internet is quite a bit of a double edged sword for a lot of people. On the one hand you have people who are excessively afraid of getting viruses. They will not order products or services on the internet.

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Jan
20

Rapid Cash Tactics Review

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I have just had the chance to look inside Ashley Gough’s Rapid Cash Tactics.
Ashley, in case you don’t know, had a stressful 9 – 5 job running an IT consultancy firm where she found herself working evenings and weekends for no extra money.

Then, luckily, someone introduced her to making money online through affiliate marketing.  But she studied all the ebooks and courses she could lay her hands on and listened to every word the gurus said but wasn’t getting the results she wanted. For the whole of the first year though she did not make any money.

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computer virusI haven’t posted in a while as a computer virus knocked me out for 5 days! Well to be exact, the PC doc found 4 Trojan viruses that were rated severe. And that was in spite of having AVG anti-virus software installed!

I have been lucky previously but these computer viruses seem getting more and more sophisticated. I guess it’s a  challenge for the people who create them to be able to get past anti-virus protection.

I was converting a pdf file back to a word doc with an online converter and I think I may have downloaded it with that.  Shortly after I started to edit the document  my computer started to play up eventually seizing up altogether.

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I have just discovered an amazing new video creation site called Stinger Videos. Video marketing is almost essential now if you want to make money online.

Did you know that there are over 2 billion searches a day on YouTube? Videos are great for helping you create backlinks, search rankings, traffic generation, product promotion and branding.

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making money onlineAt long last I have written my own free report to help with my list building. Up until now I have been promoting other people’s stuff to get sign ups but I had always intended to write my own.

The problem has always been what topic to choose. There are so many niches related to making money online but after thinking long and hard about it and doing a bit of lurking in the forums I decided that getting traffic is one of the main problems that many internet marketers face.

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When it comes to making money online, developing a targeted subscriber list of repeat customers is an essential ingredient in the recipe to success.

Having a list is an essential part of marketing if you want to make it easier to make money with less work involved.

With a mailing list you can create email broadcasts that go out to your entire subscriber base that include a mix of high quality information and content as well as promotional offers.

You can include affiliate promotions for products and services that you are interested in advertising, as well as gaining valuable feedback from your subscribers on the different types of products that they are interested in.

This information will help you develop your own high quality, in demand products with a ready-made customer base waiting to purchase them.

It’s really quite easy to build a list, even if you are a complete newcomer to the world of making money online. The problem comes when people approach list building in such as a way that they hinder their chances of actually being able to fully monetize their mailing list.

Here are 3 of the top list building mistakes made by email marketers.

Mistake #1: Failing To Deliver Good Content

This is perhaps one of the biggest mistakes that most new email marketers make when broadcasting to their lists.

While the main objective of building email lists for most marketers is to make money you need to first build a relationship with your subscribers by offering high quality content. This can include free tools, resources and other useful information.

Once you have worked towards connecting with your subscribers you need to maintain that relationship by focusing on a good balance of solid, high quality content with any promotional emails you send out.

In fact, one way of maximizing response from your subscribers is to over-deliver on quality content.

People tend to notice habits, and if they discover that the only time you seem interested in contacting them is when you have something to sell or promote, you will quickly lose any trust and credibility that you may have earned from your previous communication.

Consider whether your email truly offers value and is written so that it genuinely benefits your subscribers.  If you build a solid relationship and brand with your subscribers, you’ll subsequently build a very responsive and loyal customer base.

Mistake #2: Promoting Irrelevant Products

It’s much easier to convert subscribers into buyers if they trust you. To build this trust it’s important to build your brand awareness and develop a relationship with them.

Every email you send to your list should directly work towards strengthening your brand recognition for giving value.  This means that you must be extremely careful with the kinds of products you promote as well as the quality of the products you endorse.

It pays to always review each product or offer you are planning to promote so that you can not only stand behind it, but can directly answer any questions that your subscribers may have about the offer.

You also need to make sure that the products and services you are advertising are relevant to your topic.  If your subscriber originally signed up in order to receive information on “Warcraft”, they aren’t likely going to be responsive if you begin to send out content relating to “Blogging”.

If you become interested in other niches you should work towards creating a new list for each market.

Mistake #3 Letting Your List Go Cold

It’s vital to stay in frequent contact with your subscribers

This doesn’t mean that you have to email them every day, but you want to create some sort of posting schedule so that you can get into the habit of connecting with your subscribers regularly.

If you are sending out good and valuable content your subscribers will begin to expect your emails on certain days and by doing this you will begin to see a dramatic increase in your open rates.

The more consistent you are with your broadcasts, the easier it will be to condition your subscribers to accept promotional based emails and advertisements in between mailings containing free content and resources.

Now we all probably know of certain internet marketers whom we only hear from once in a blue moon but they probably have many lists and don’t need to communicate frequently with some of them.

What mistakes have you made in list building?

Oct
12

Email Ad Swaps Build My List On Autopilot

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Email ad swaps build my list on autopilot?  Let me explain. I have not posted for a a couple for weeks as I have been on holiday without an internet connection.

Can you imagine that?  It was a very strange experience not being able to get my daily fix. Yes, I confess I am addicted.

We went to an area of Spain where the mountains interfered with the signals so our dongle was virtually useless. All this talk about running your online business from your laptop anywhere in the world and making money online while you are on holiday is not quite as easy as they make out.

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I just heard the story about Steve who tried numerous times to start an Internet business. It wasn’t until his eighth attempt at launching a product that he saw a decent response and a healthy number of sales.

He was over the moon as he had sold 11 of his products in the first 24 hours that his new website had been online.  Finally, there were signs that he had at last got it right.

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Aug
13

5 Essential Forum Marketing Tips

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I have been spending more time on some internet marketing forums recently and couldn’t help but notice how many people have no idea about Forum Marketing Etiquette. If you are going to be successful at making money online by branding and promoting yourself  in Forums there are a few BIG do’s and don’t associated with it.  Here are my 5 Essential Forum Marketing Tips.

Tip # 1: Don’t jump In with both feet    Forum Marketing Tips

The basic rule of thumb when it comes to forum marketing is that you never jump right in and immediately start promoting yourself or your business. It’s amazing the number of people I’ve seen join and immediately tell everyone what a great service or product they have.

This is considered bad manners and will actually drive your potential customers in the opposite direction. Not to mention the fact that the other forum members are not shy in coming forward to tell you so! In fact, you can get banned from doing this.

Basically a forum is a bit like your neighbourhood where the other members are your neighbours. People often use online forums as a way of meeting up to discuss a particular topic or problem.

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