Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Some Great Resources to Market Your Blog

If you have a blog and are looking for ways to promote it, here is a great list of resources for you. You will need an RSS feed first so look to your webhost as to how to set it up or go to to set one up.

Submit Your RSS Feed To Yahoo:

Add Your Blog To Google Blog Search:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Make Money on the Internet Immediately with Affiliate Programs

If you are like many people, you are looking for a way to make money on the internet. But getting started can be a daunting task. If you sell your own product, you need to set up a sales website to send customers to, figure out how you are going to get money from people and how you are going to market your product to get customers to come to your website. If you have little or no knowledge of html code, don’t have the first clue as to how to write effective ad copy and don’t know the difference between adwords and adsense, you will have a lot to learn before you can get your website up and running with cash pouring in from thousands of customers.

I hope you have a product that you want to sell on the internet and I hope that you can get your website set up to make money from it.

In the meantime, try something simpler so you don’t tear your hair out or get a migraine headache from frustration. The easiest way to start making money online is to sell affiliate products. The capture page is already set up. The merchant account or way for customers to pay online is already set up. All you do is market your affiliate link which redirects to the capture page of the product. When the customer buys, you get paid. Instead of learning webpage design, professional copywriting, shopping cart and merchant account set up, you can concentrate on learning how to market the site.

Since marketing is key to making money on the internet, the more you learn about marketing, the faster you will start making money. Two places to concentrate your marketing efforts are Google and Facebook. On Google, you can sponsor ads for keywords that describe your product. When a person clicks on your ad, you will pay Google the amount you have bid for that keyword. This is called pay-per-click marketing. Facebook ads work in a similar way but have a different audience. They appear on the right side of people’s profiles and can be chosen according to information listed in the person’s profile so that ads are targeted to customers who have a predisposition to be interested in your product. Both Google and Facebook have tutorials for creating and marketing ads.

To find affiliate products that you want to sell, set up accounts at Clickbank and/or Plimus. You can browse through the available products and sign up for the product that appeals to you most. Use your knowledge from the tutorials on Google and Facebook to place ads and start making money right away.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Online Marketing to a Local Audience

Do you sell to a local market? Where are you putting your advertising? It used to be that you could buy a big ad in the Yellow Pages, buy an ad in the local newspaper and mail circular and your business would be thriving. More people are using the internet and smart phones to find businesses that meet their local needs. According to Web Pro News, consumers are going online for 70% of their business searches. This includes search engine searches, internet yellow pages, local search sites and mobile phones. If you aren’t going after this market, you are losing 70% of your potential business. The way things are going, it looks like you will lose an even larger share in the future. Local newspapers are closing right and left for lack of readership. Yellow Pages are going the way of the horse shoe. There will always be people who use them, but the majority of younger people just do a search with their phone or computer.

Of the online searches, Google has a 65% share and growing. Yahoo is next with 18%, Bing with about 10%. Ask with almost 4% and AOL which used to be a strong presence has less than a 3% search rate.

It only makes sense with these statistics that you need to get a website and market on Google at the very least. You can rank high for specific keywords that target your business so when a consumer puts the keyword in the search, your website will be one of the first that he sees. This is done through search engine optimization, having pertinent content on your website and through content marketing, i. e. writing articles about aspects of your business and doing videos about aspects of your business showing yourself as an expert in your field. This is all free marketing. You can also use pay-per-click marketing to have a sponsored ad on Google so when a customer types in an appropriate keyword for your business, your ad will pop up even if other businesses have beaten you with search engine optimization to rank higher for content. The more you are willing to pay for pay-per-click, the higher your ad will appear on the page.

I am not suggesting that you get rid of your Yellow Page ads all together, at least not yet. I am just suggesting that you slowly move your advertising dollars to the internet to maximize the exposure for your business. People will gladly print out internet coupons as they will cut them out of the newpaper or circular. Having a website also allows you to have contests and run surveys to maximize your business results.

I am putting together an ebook to help business owners who would like to set up their internet advertising themselves. I am an expert with online marketing and will be happy to help you market your business online if you do not have the time or expertise to do it yourself. You can email me at to get a quote.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Can You Taste It Yet?

I think that the biggest difference between people who become wildly successful and those who just get by is the burning desire for success which is so strong that they can taste it. Not only do they taste it, they see it, they hear it, they smell it, they feel it. They are determined to get it no matter what it takes.

I am afraid if you don’t have this kind of motivation, you might as well give success the old R.I.P.

Do you think I am kidding?

How many times have I heard people say they can’t take the time to sign up for a free webinar to learn how to grow their business or buy a book or course that teaches you how to get customers to come to you because it costs too much money. When you say these things, you are saying that you would rather be comfortable than be successful. You want to be successful only if it is convenient.

You see success comes with a cost. The process isn’t usually comfortable or easy. You have to taste it so strongly that you will do what it takes to make it happen for you. The stories of many successful people I know in the network marketing business are very similar.

Mike Dillard, a 8-figure earner and expert in attraction marketing, struggled for 5 years to build a network marketing business. He waited tables instead of getting a high-paying job like his college pals because he believed in his network marketing dream. Money was so tight he got so desperate that he pawned his championship-winning bike and DVD collection in order to buy ramen. He even considered moving into a storage unit to save money. But Mike had a taste for success and he bought every book and course on marketing and personal development until he was able to use this knowledge to build his successful Magnetic Sponsoring business. You can read more about Mike at his free 7 Day Video Boot Camp

Larry Beacham, lost his job as a cable guy with a wife and 5 kids to feed. He didn’t know how he was going to feed his family. But he needed to find a way to make it happen. He contacted up to 600 people a day through LinkedIn to mention an affiliate program so he could get paid $20 per sale until things turned around for him and he has been able to do even more than feed his family ever since.

David Wood became homeless and was living in his van and had no money for advertising. He wrote articles every day and submitted them to article directories until his efforts paid him more than $40,000 in less than 4 months. He won a BMW lease in a contest through MLM Lead System Pro beating out others who had spent lots of money in Pay-Per-Click advertising. He used a software to submit his articles to over 100 article directories called Automatic Article Submitter. I have written about that in another post. You can get information about Automatic Article Submitter by clicking on the ad to the right or by clicking here.

As hard as it got for these three guys and many more I could mention, they never gave up. They believed that they could achieve their goal of success. They could taste it. They knew it was theirs and they did whatever was needed to achieve success.

What about you? What would you be willing to do to become successful? What would you be willing to give up if it came to that?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Are You Worth A Million Dollars?

A million dollars is not a lot of money these days. Maybe I should have asked, “Are you worth 10 million dollars? How about 100 million dollars? Or 1 billion dollars?”

What I didn’t ask was “do you have a million dollars in your bank account?” I asked are you worth that. Aah!

Until you believe that you are worth a million dollars or maybe I should rephrase that as worthy of a million dollars, it is not going to be yours. You may win it or earn it somehow but unless you believe that you are worth it, you will quickly lose it.

Are you ready to change your life so that you can truly say that you are worth a million dollars? Would you like to be able to prove that by looking at your bank account?

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No matter what your business is, if you want to be successful, you need to know the Success Principle. What I learned about the Success Principle in the last two months has turned my business around and I want to share it with you.

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Many people are going to become millionaires this year. Why not you?

Click on this link to see what steps you need to take to start this journey.

Monday, March 1, 2010

An Easy Way to Build a List of Over 10,000 Subscribers

I’m sure that you know that the secret to making money on the internet is to have a large list. Normally, building a list can be a tedious day by day process that can take years to build to over 10,000. You offer people something for free, have a capture page and build your list one person at a time. You can trade lists with other people in your niche and you can do joint ventures.

Here is a way to give your list building a boost. I just found a great viral site you can use to build your list easily to 1,000 subscribers or even 10,000 or more subscribers for FREE. You heard that right. People will help you build your list and they will not charge you to do it.

Go to this free website to learn how other people will build your list for you! It's a VERY powerful concept - go watch this quick video to see how it works:

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