Authority Branding

Why Branding Yourself As An Authority Is So Important.

imagesBranding is extremely important as the average consumer is spoilt for choice and only the best will do. Now, you may not have the greatest product in the world, yet you can position yourself as the an authority with a few good marketing strategies.

What makes you different from the guy down the street? In order to succeed in whatever field that you are in, do you know that you need to establish yourself as some kind of authority on the product or service that you are providing?

People in the 21st century are inherently skeptical because there are a thousand and one other brands out there. It is much harder to acquire a new customer than it is compared to keeping an existing one. When you have the expert branding, people are more likely to treat you as an authority and listen to every word you say rather than treating you like a sleazy salesman trying to get into their pockets.

Branding yourself also gives you tremendous CONFIDENCE! After all, when people listen to you and they take notes, you know you’ve hit the jackpot!

Building Your Credibility

imgresCredibility is very closely associated with branding. Branding will help you to get the first sale, but your credibility is what keeps people coming back for MORE! When you have built your credibility in your business as a trusted brand, it takes far less time to get repeat sales from existing customers and the people they refer compared to convincing them from scratch.

Don’t look down on the customer with a buying power of $3 or less. A customer that spends $3 over a period of 2 years can amount to a lot of money. Furthermore, they are likely to recommend other customers to your doorstep!

Remember the story about the foolish milkman? The foolish milkman refuses to service a young chap who lives far down the street. He thinks that it is not worth the trouble. He doesn’t realize that that young chap will someday get married and have 3-4 kids who will consume much more milk somewhere down the line! Never ever discount a single customer! And that’s not all, when you are credible, you become the ‘go to’ guy when people think of the product or service that you are offering (therefore saving you time and money in acquiring new clients and customers)

 

Is Your Business Scalable?

Scalability is very important. You can’t do everything by yourself as you only have 24 hours in a day. Can you leverage or outsource your tasks?

In any business model, you must be able to find a business model that scales upwards. In other words, it means that the business will earn you more money the longer you are in that industry. If the business or the market that you are in requires you to work longer and longer for the same amount of pay, then you either need to innovate a new idea or get out of it as soon as possible.

Build Your Business Flexibly!

Nothing is permanent in the 21st century. Now it is not about the strongest that survives but rather the one that adapts to changes quickly! You must be able to adapt quickly to market changes like rising costs and changes in the demand. If you are not good at adapting, you will miss out on a lot of opportunities. You don’t want to start changing only when you are running out of money or when all your customers have ran away to your competitors! By then it would be too late!

How To Prepare The Perfect Business Pitch

thWhen preparing the perfect business pitch or presentation there are a few key things to consider and also there are certain ways to do them.

Clear summary of what your business does

Perhaps the most important thing of all is to clearly explain exactly what your business does and how it intends to make money. Try to include in the first sentence a simple overview of your company and then build on from there, perhaps going on to introduce your various products, target customers and routes to market. Do not use elaborate or highly technical language as it could confuse investors before they have read more than a few lines of your pitch. Images of your products/services are easy to digest and will help to increase investor interest.

Presentation video

When you present a project to businesses, more than the project itself, you as an entrepreneur will be judged on your ability to run the project. By posting a presentation video of the director / creator of the project, you will be able to attract more potential investors who will judge your ability to deliver success.

To get some ideas take a look at the pitch videos of some companies that you like, as well as ones that you don’t like. Think about why some videos were better than others and you can then plan your own accordingly. Above all, make it short, eye-catching and informative.

The market

Being able to sell a product is all well and good but investors want to know just how big the market potential is. Figures showing market size and forecast growth are always welcome, but make sure you have a credible source for your figures.

Also try to pinpoint your main competition. You may have an industry disrupting idea or world-beating new product but there will always be someone else around to potentially trip you up. Identifying relevant competitors will also show potential investors that you have done your homework on the industry. Compare your product to theirs and explain why you have a competitive advantage.

What you will spend the money on

If investors are giving you their hard-earned cash they will want to know what you are going to spend it on, so there is no harm in going into great detail here. If for example you are going to spend 50% of the funds raised on marketing then say exactly what types of marketing you will use and how much you will spend on each.

It is also important to be specific. Try not to use vague terms such as “working capital” as it may put people off if they don’t know exactly you will be spending the money on.

Exit strategy

thIn the long-term your investors will want to realise value on their investment. There are only two ways that this can happen – via a sale of their shares or through distributions such as dividends. For a private company the former is usually achieved by a sale of the business, flotation on a public market or the company buying back its own shares. The dividend policy is entirely at your discretion. Investors will usually be expecting to see a return within 3 to 5 years, so think about how best you plan to realise value within this time period.

However you intend to realise value for your investors make it clear which is your preference and perhaps also give a timeframe. For example you might like to say you are targeting an IPO on a public market within the next 3 years or the payment of dividends within 5 years.

The early stages of business management are of great importance, perhaps even more important than the product or service they are selling. Investors want to see the team behind the company and more importantly they want to know what experience they have in the industry. If you have previously grown and sold a similar business then shout about it. If not then let investors know about your previous relevant work experience.

12 Ways To Create High Converting Webinars

thIn order to have high converting webinars you simply must follow a strict set of proven guidelines in order to have the desired outcome necessary to walk away with a satisfied audience as well as a bunch of new happy customers.

Here are the most important sections of successful high converting webinars in sequential order:

1. The Welcome (pre-webinar)

2. The Introduction (host introduces live – you or a partner)

3. The Hook and The BIG Promise/ (What’s In It For Them)

4. The Story (why are they listening to YOU)

5. Social Proof (does this work and can I do it?)

6. The Agenda (what are you going to tell them during the webinar)

7. Content (high-value actionable training)

8. Social Proof (people like me are doing this)

9. Pitch (how can you make it easy for them to do it)

10. Q&A (alleviate skepticism and overcome fears)

11. Reclose (how can I buy)

12. Say your thanks and goodbyes

Now allow me to explain in more detail how you can have high converting webinars.

1. The Welcome: Usually around 15 minutes before start time your webinar experience should start the moment someone logs in! It doesn’t matter when you are supposed to start. Your attendees need to know they’re in the right place and feel like you care they are there.

2. The Introduction: 1 to 2 minutes. Must set the tone for the webinar while helping to set up your authority/pass the authority to you for the rest of the show.

3. The Hook and The BIG Promise: 3- 5 minutes. What are THEY going to get out of being with you for an hour plus. Also this is where you announce the FREE bonuses the attendees receive at the END of the webinar.

4. The Story: 2 to 3 minutes. Once you’ve delivered the Big Promise to your audience then it’s time to tell them about who you are and why you are qualified to teach them the content you have planned for them. REMEMBER: People buy from people they Know, Like and Trust!

5. Social Proof: 3 to 5 minutes. Carefully orchestrated flow of success stories or case studies from people who have taken action using your product and seen results. “If they can do it then so can you!”

6. The Agenda: 1 to 2 minutes. What is it that you are going to cover again and what will they be able to TAKE ACTION on when they leave the webinar?

7. Content: 45 to 60 minutes. Now you teach them EXACTLY what it is that you promised you would in your Big Promise. You REALLY want to deliver here with your best stuff!

8. More Social Proof: 3 to 5 minutes. Another carefully orchestrated flow of success stories or case studies from people who have taken action using your product and seen results. “If they can do it then so can you!”

9. The Pitch: 5 to 15 minutes. This MUST be done with a high, but not overdone, level of energy, enthusiasm and confidence. You also have to make sure you are transitioning from the last section of the presentation into the pitch the right way or it will seem like all you are there for is to sell them something. The structure of the pitch is actually very important as it determines whether you make a bunch of sales or walk away with a big fat doughnut!

10. Q&A: 10 to 60 minutes (varies depending on audience)

LIVE WEBINAR: Always ask a few questions first that you have control of. Meaning, ask the questions that most people would ask about your product that provides the biggest reason to buy NOW! Then answer questions from the audience, always addressing each person by name when you answer their question. Keep it brief and don’t go into long drawn out dissertations.

EVERGREEN WEBINAR: Ask a set of patent questions that address the most common issues people would have with your product and make sure it ALWAYS leads to why they NEED your product!

11. Close. 2 to 5 minutes. Time to bring them back to the buying mindset. For a hosted webinar it’s best for the host to tell everyone they NEED to get over and buy your program (remember the authority factor). For an evergreen webinar, YOU have to quickly reiterate the reasons to buy and get the last sales.

12. End Game: 1 to 2 minutes Time to wrap things up, thank everyone for attending and say your goodbyes!

The Finer Points

thYou MUST have presentation “personality” or you will lose your audience right from the start!

Slides MUST be professional but don’t have to be ridiculously overstated.

Live Over The Shoulder training is very powerful during your content segment.

BE PREPARED! Practice makes better and better.

NEVER “give away the whole package”. ALWAYS leave them wanting more. Or they won’t want to buy because they will think they already have everything they need to do it themselves!

Without giving it ALL away, make sure your content is high quality and your audience can understand and take action on what you teach. Don’t present “fluffy” content!

Engagement is key! You want to sprinkle engagement with the audience throughout your webinar presentation. This keeps them attentive and on task with you.

Good: ALWAYS have valuable bonuses you can announce in your initial communication (email or auto-webinar signup video/page) and re-announce during your Hook and Big Promise.

Better: Have that AND a “surprise” bonus you will only announce at the end of your CLOSE!

Best: Have those AND killer bonus(es) to “Stack The Cool” for buyers ONLY!

Even Better Than Best: Have those AND more valuable unannounced bonus(es) that they get AFTER they buy. Builds HUGE trust factor AND get’s them closer to “Rabid Fan” status!

OVER THE TOP AWESOME: Come up with something Super Dupery you can offer them as a kick ass bonus AFTER the refund period is over. Think lower, if almost Non-Existent refunds AND even more “Rabid Fan” status with your peeps!

ALWAYS collect the registration list. REMEMBER: the power is in the list!

Correctly administered surveys and polls are VERY powerful.

This is not an exhaustive list but a fairly thorough set of guidelines to creating killer high converting webinars that position YOU as the expert, teaches your audience actionable content AND sells your program ALL at the same time, Enjoy and Good Luck!

Joint Venture Formula

imagesHere are some advantages of joint venture partnerships and how to JV correctly. Joint venture agreements can be profitable. Here are some tricks to increase your business profits.

So what exactly is a joint venture and why does it help?

Firstly you can achieve common goals with other businesses by leveraging existing resources. Everything you need is already available. You don’t need to spend your money to go get it. All JVs do is leverage common goals in a win, win way.

What you need is already available. A lot of small business people think they need to go it alone. But what you need is already out there it is about working together and understanding that together with other businesses you can do amazing things.

The main advantages of joint venture agreements is that you can do your marketing with no list and no money. 20% of large companies like Sony and Pfizer’s income comes from joint ventures
and 50% of that comes from their competition. So joint ventures are nothing new for big business.

But many small business owners – if they understood how to do JVs – could get over the misconceptions that running a business takes a lot of time and money. There is an alternative to building a business the slow hard way and that is to learn how to strike up strategic alliances with other businesses. Another bonus for business owners and a reason to JV is your failure rate will drop dramatically.

Small business has about a 87% failure rate, but if you learn how to deal with JVs you can reduce that dramatically.

The Power Of Working With Your Competition

Scarcity or abundance? Many new business owners are scared to work with their competition but working with others instead of against is the way people with abundance mentality create abundance. There is more than enough business for everybody.

You will find that working with your competition will increase the value you provide to your customers and increase profits.

You can do JVs with no money, no risk, no capital investment and with a fast turn around with 100% income potential. That is among the top advantages of join venture agreements. Typically there is no cost of sales and it is usually done in a very short amount of time. You also have unlimited income potential because you are not trading your time directly for money.

Let’s say you worked as a consultant. Well a consultant only can work so many hours a day. So there is a limit on the income potential.

When your not selling time you can duplicate and leverage. Also your not limited to one particular business ether. To make it even better anyone regardless of age, background, education and immediate start doing business once they know how to joint venture.

Some Of The Most Common Mistakes

Ego can stop you. Joint ventures are all about solving other people’s problems so it doesn’t matter than your number one in the world in something.

Joint ventures are about solving problems. It is about finding businesses who want to be somewhere and building a bridge to helping them get there. Helping other businesses owners to remove the pain in their lives. And then you are like a tollgate on the bridge and you collect a piece of the action.

Joint ventures are typically commission based so there is no need to worry about getting in a situation where you are over extending yourself.

An Example Of A Joint Venture

There is a story of a chiropractor turned who turned a joint venture in the in the mulch market into $300,000 in the first year.

What he lived in a national forest area and he discovered that pine needles that fell from trees was very good for fertilizer. So he struck a deal with a trucking firm to put up the needles for him for a shared percentage of the revenue. Then he struck up another real with a person who owned an old used car lot that was empty to let him use it as storage for a percentage of the revenue he would make.

Then he went to the national part services and under bid their current fertilizer supplier and sold his needles for a good chunk of change. It is an example of how thinking outside the box can make you some real money.

How To Join Venture & Experience The Advantages Of Join Venture Agreements

Find people with related products or services and find out what they need. Then fulfill that need in exchange for them promoting your product to their customer database for a percentage of the revenue.

If you want to sell more products you need traffic. The fastest way to drive traffic is not to generate it yourself but to get it from people who have it. So go to people who have the traffic and strike a deal. But here are some key points to remember.

The person who controls the traffic is the person with all authority

It has to be a good fit for them. It is important to understand that it is not a hobby for them. It is their life. It is their livelihood. You need to make sure you are professional and you have a
professional system that works. It needs to be organized because other people want to promote companies that are professional and reliable.

Everybody has a price

While they might so no initially you want to provide more and more and more until it becomes a good offer. If someone said no it is simply because your offer is not good enough (your price
was too low or you are not providing enough value). If that is the case you want to offer more than everyone else is offering but make sure you can afford to pay the price (don’t need to do %400) commission. You can simply provide value to them in by helping them solve their needs.

For example you could create some content for them for their membership site. Anything really. It is about finding what they want and then giving it to them. If you do create content for other people get shared ownership so you can put it in your membership site.

Develop A Relationship

The best way to JV is to have a relationship or develop a relationship with other individuals or companies in the market. Leave comments on their blog, send them a message on twitter, buy their product or even try to get an interview with them. You can contact them through support with questions and continue to deepen the relationship.

The goal with the relationship is to make it so that at least see your JV request. And even deeper people are more likely to work with people they know, like and trust. So these are goals as well. But if you do not already know the company or people you want to JV with the real step is to try to develop a relationship at least a bit so you can get them to open and consider your JV request before it gets filtered away.

Negotiating Joint Ventures Partnerships & Business Joint Venture Secrets

He Who Owns The Traffic Owns Has The Power

The first step is to understand whoever holds the traffic is who holds the power. Potential JVs include…

1. People who have Clickbank products
2. PPC experts
3. People who own places where people are or tools they use

The truth is they don’t need to send traffic to your product. Why? There are products similar to yours that they could promote and it is very important to understand. Also, they would make
more promoting their own products so what can you do to get them to promote your products?

Typically they expect something in return (doesn’t need to be a reciprocal mailing). All you need to do is make it worth their time to promote your product and they will.

The truth is people with bigger lists or bigger influence want more than people with smaller influence. Their list (or traffic) is their livelihood and they are protective of their assets.

Try to build a relationship if possible. It’s always easier to land a JV if you have a relationship. If you can develop a relationship your chances to get them to promote increases.

But don’t make people think your creating a friendship just to get them to promote for you. Leave a string of positive comments on their blog or buy their products to get the foot in the door.

Tips For JV Requests

Make it personal and tailor your message. When you make a request tailor the message to them. Use specific examples from their business to personalize your message.

Promote for people without asking for them to promote for you. This can help you get on their radar and it is long term thinking.

Do things for them first if you can. Simply contact someone you would like to do a JV with and ask to help.

Explain what’s in it for them. When your negotiating joint ventures partnerships be very clear about what they will get if they promote.

Offer special discounts. If you allow them to sell your product at a discounted price they will be more likely to promote your product since they can position it as a special deal.

If they say no don’t burn the relationship. If you have developed a relationship with a business and they say no to a JV request don’t ruin the relationship. Maybe it’s just not the right time for them and they can do it later. A no doesn’t mean no forever.

Don’t expect them to do you a favour. A joint venture agreement should be beneficial to all parties involved.

Value people’s time. Don’t waste people’s time. Not only is it rude but it will hurt your chances of future opportunities of negotiating joint ventures partnerships.

Try to find their price or their hot buttons. Find out how you can give value.

A lot of times you can create content for them to give to their members. This can help a busy product owner a great deal. If you decide to give value in the form of content also get shared
rights to it so you can re-purpose that value. The key is to do enough to get them to say yes without having to do more than you bargain.

It is critical to understand that when someone said no it’s just because you didn’t offer enough. So you need to ask yourself “What could you offer that would make someone say yes?”

Integration Marketing Strategy & Small Integration Marketing

This integration marketing strategy has huge results. Make these small integration marketing changes and see your business profits grow! Take a look at these techniques for accelerated growth.

First off, what is “Integration Marketing?”

Integration marketing is a term coined by Mark Joyner, internet marketing pioneer, and it basically means integrating your sales processes in to other people’s sales processes.

Definition of integration marketing taken from “Integration Marketing” by Mark Joyner. The integration of a “Unit of Marketing Value” (a brand message, an offer, a sale, a store, anything that adds marketing impact to your business) into an existing “Integration Point” (inside a “Traffic Stream” or “Transaction Stream”).

For those of us who don’t have a PHd in “unnecessarily complicated talk” that basically means getting your money-making stuff, like sales offers or lead generation, in other businesses’ sales
or customer flow.

Here is an example

Let’s say you sign up to a related business’ newsletter and their confirmation page just said “Thank you for subscribing.” If you were to get your ad on their thank you page that would be an example of a small integration marketing strategy. You might see this type of marketing in different ways, which I will give some profitable examples of later on.

Here is another example of integration marketing to make concept crystal clear.

Have you ever downloaded a program and they ask you… “Would You Like To Download The Mega Spyware Blaster 2000 As Well?” This is another example of one business integrating their
sales process into another’s. What they have done is come to a mutually beneficial agreement, usually based on a revenue sharing agreement, where one company gives another commissions for sales they refer. Now that we know what integration marketing is let’s jump into some technique you can use to increase your profits.

Thank You Page Swaps

This is where when you trade virtual real estate with another person or persons typically on a eNewsletter confirmation page or download page.

You can put someone else’s ad on your thank you pages in exchange for them doing the same for you or you can seek out people who have “dead real estate”, thank you pages with no ads on them, and offer them a percentage of every sale they generate by placing your add on their page. This typically increases their revenue so if you have a compelling offer many people are willing to put your ad on their thank you pages.

Auto Responder Swaps

This is where you put a message or two in your auto responder sequence in exchange for a partner doing the same for you. So whenever someone signs up for your eNewsletter you have a message or two promoting their sign up page and they have the same in their auto responder sequence. This integration marketing strategy makes it so when your mailing list grows so does your partner’s and vise versa.

Cross Sell At Point Of Sale

“Would you like to buy some more?” That’s what you’re asking with this technique!

When someone buys something from you online are they sent directly to their download page? If so you are losing a lot of money. Ideally you want to have an upsell after someone buys from you. You want to give them a chance to buy a higher priced closely related product. If you don’t have another product you can refer them to an affiliated product. You can also find people who don’t have an upsell and get them to use your product as their upsell for an affiliate commission. It’s a win-win integration marketing strategy.

Advertisement On Websites

This technique involves putting your ad on related websites. To get extra cash from this technique you should seek out related websites and ask if they will put your banners on their website in exchange for a commission. You can also do the opposite and find people who are willing to advertise on your website.

Local Flyers

Are there any local business that offer related services? Print out some flyers and give them to your local business to hand out with their sales. Just make sure you track the sales they refer and give them a commission based reward.

How Important Is Team Building

As a follow on from my last post I thought this was an appropriate time to reveal the importance of team building.

When you build your team you build your business, that is fact.

imagesIf you have the right team you can do things in your business that you could never dream of. So here is a good point. Don’t always look for the cheapest person. Your goal is to find people who can do things that are outside of your skills or to hire people to do maintenance tasks like customer support so you can focus on moving forward.

You want to develop long-term relationships and grow your business with people who subscribe to your business vision. You want people who are on board with your goals.

How do you know what tasks to outsource? The tasks that are maintenance based like tech support, customer support, book-keeping are all good places to start. Team building is an art & a skill, so handle with care.

 

How To Know If It Is Worth Outsourcing

You want to be consistently focusing on those activities that can raise your hourly rate. Free up your time to do this by delegating and outsourcing activities that need to be done that costs you less than the hourly rate you need to generate.

Here are the main tasks for an online business to outsource

This business process outsource mostly relates to Internet marketing for online businesses.

1st. Get support – support desk

Are you spending all of your time with support when you could be moving your business forward? Yes support is extremely important to business but you can get someone to do this for you. Find someone to do support so you can focus on the actions that make you the most money.

2nd. Admin assistance – management details

These are all examples of the treading water details. You want to move forward and these actions just keep you afloat. Having someone to manage these tasks is not only time effective but it will also allow you to focus on increasing profits.

3rd. Hands on people

Do you have people to physically do actions like creating websites, shipping products, and carrying out all of the manual work? Interns are good for this because many times you can get people for free just so they can learn the business.

4th. Bookkeeper

Keeping up with your booking is very important and in some businesses can be a tremendous task. Find someone to keep up with the books and spend your time moving things forward.

5th. VP right hand guy

Do you have a person who is your right hand man? This type of team member is worth their weight in gold. If you are the owner of the company having another mind on board can be a solid step towards massive growth. The old saying is true “Two Minds Are Better Than One.”

6th. Creative team, copy, audio, video, graphics

Getting people to do creative things like creating your sales copy, audio, videos, and graphics can not only save you time but will also have better results. People who specialize in this can do it better, quicker, and overall make the business run smoother.

Tips On Finding Good Team Members

imagesIf you are looking for virtual assistance resume sites are better than freelancing sites. Why?

Direct to worker is better than bidding jobs. Freelancing is a job by job type of worker and you want one person you can have a long-term relationship with.

You can find specialists by going to online forums and finding people there. This is a little known trick that can turn up some high quality workers.

Once you find a good worker you can ask them for referrals. You can ask about hiring family members perhaps and gain long-term loyalty.

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Business Process Outsource Team

Learn project management skills. The truth is that most entrepreneurs are managing projects without any real project management skills. A recipe for disaster.

You need to know exactly what you need. Then you want to find out what qualifications are required to fill this position. Your going to find a person for the job that is best fit to fill the position. For your staff you need to be very clear about what you want.

Let team members contribute ideas. Everybody wants so feel important and needed. The best mindset to have is that they are part of your team. They are not robots.

You also want to reward your team members by giving them bonuses, higher payment, buy them gifts and overall appreciate them.

Communication is very important as well. Be as specific as possible, it will cost less and it will get done faster. If you can record videos for virtual assistants instead of writing emails this can improve communication on a very high level. You also want them to communicate to you telling you things like what they did today, what problems they ran into and how you can help them.

When they run into problems simply teach them how to do it.

Weed Out People Who Don’t Fit In From The Beginning

You know where you business is headed and in what ways you want to grow. Make sure that your team members are on board with your vision before they even join the team. When you interview potential outsources make sure they subscribe to the vision and genuinely want to work towards your end goal.

If you are looking for a virtual assistance for your business process outsource you want to give them a difficult first task that pertains to what you hired them for. Perhaps you want someone to build websites for you. You could have them set up a blog, change the theme and make a first post. For someone who knows nothing about this that is very hard. Just make sure you give them the training to do it.

If you don’t know what to have people do just give recurring tasks. Is there a certain operation that needs to be done over and over that gives lasting growth? Have your team members do this.

For virtual assistance I like to go to a resume site then send a message to people who fit with my criteria & qualifications with something like this;

Hello,

This is a simple task for the right person. I’m looking for a person with internet marketing skills and a great attitude.

My ideal candidate will have excellent English language skills.

I am looking to hire someone who will work on getting traffic to my websites. To start off with you will use;

1.Forum Marketing. You will post 10-15 comments on discussions on 3 different forums a day (for a total of 30-45) as well as create 1-2 new discussion threads on each forum. The new discussion threads will be relative to what other popular threads are talking about. All new discussion threads and
comments will provide value to the discussion as well as help people with what they need.

You will be responsible to find forums, create accounts, as well as adding a forum signature that will point back to specific pages in niches such as forex, internet marketing, diabetes, and weight loss. You will also be required to talk about these topics in the forums. Training and content to help with things to talk about are provided.

2.Yahoo Answers. You will be required to answer 20 questions per day on yahoo answers on topics such as forex and weight loss. You will add links to websites in 30%-40% of the questions you answer. All answers will be helpful. Training and content to help with things to talk about are provided.

I am mainly looking for ways to get traffic to my websites. If you have experience with traffic generation techniques please suggest what you have done in the past or what you are good at and we can create a project around your skills.

You must include the word YES in your response at the top of your response letter. If you do not your application will be denied.

This is fun and enjoyable. Do not bid unless you enjoy this type of work.

I expect communication updates every day and your bonus depends on the updates and the quality of your work.

I do a few things in this that I want to mention. First off I set the tone by making sure that only people who like this work will respond. Also I ask for a reply with the word YES at the top of the email or it will be denied. I do this to make sure that they can follow directions. If they don’t I will deny their application.

I recommend you do the same but just alter the template to your requirements.

Internet Business Secrets

Three Top Internet Business Secrets

imgresThe truth is that these secrets are just plain good business. They apply to all businesses.

1.) The first step is to attract quality leads. Email marketing is essential to making money online.
You need to find people who might be interested in your products or services and collect the lead so you can follow up with them.

2.) The second step is to turn your leads into buyers. To do this you need to turn the people on your mailing list into buyers.

3.) The third step is to turn buyers into repeat customers. Make sure that your buyers have a good buying experience. This generates good will and will help them make the choice to buy from you again. Give them more value than what they paid for and over deliver.

Sell To People Who Have Money

Top internet businesses make money because they sell to people who have money. Don’t get caught up in the price slashing war.

Find people who are looking for premium solutions to their problems. The truth is there is always someone who is looking for top of the line quality. All you need to do is provide a premium solution.

When you sell to people with money you can make money in any economy.

To sell to people with money you need to do a few things.

For starters you need to know the answer to this question;
What can you sell to people with money at a premium price that will be of a greater value to them than what they pay?

You need to know exactly what you will sell. You do this buy finding out what people want to buy! After you find out what people want to buy, usually solutions to problems, then you just
need to focus on giving a greater amount of value than what you take.

Find out where people with money go and get your items in front of them.
It is funny that the secrets of top internet businesses are so simple. Just look at buying habits and then you know where to advertise. Even better than that you have an estimate as to how much your customers will spend!

You can take a look at the SRDS to find out more information about your prospects. If you don’t want to buy the latest version you can usually get last year’s version for free from your local library.

The standard rate and data service, SRDS, gives you get a complete customer profile and it tells you exactly where your market’s hot leads are.

How Top Internet Businesses Charge Premium Prices

Here are some of the top tips for selling your products for more money.

They want to know what to do and how to do it as quickly as possible. Your customer want speed and want quick results. Focus on instant gratification.

Give a greater level of attention. Premium customers want a more refined experience. This includes more attention to their needs.

Give them results with less study. They do not want a full blown home study course with a bunch of fluff and filler. Instead they want quick results with the least amount of effort on their part.

More personalized service and faster answer to their questions. This includes direct access to you and simply having system set up to solve any problems they might run into as quickly as possible.

Overall these top internet business secrets will increase your income.

4 Steps To Six Figures Monthly

I will come right out and say it! It is nearly impossible to build a six figure a month business selling $27 ebooks. Instead, build a front end and a back end.

Here’s the plan.

Make money creating an information product that gives value then build a backend that goes
deep.

Step 1: Finding A Passionate Market

Start by finding a passionate market who are desperate for a solution (find people who are
looking for a solution to a problem).

Good niches Include:

Money Based – Stocks, bonds, trading and make money online are all great niches to get involved in. They all relate to making money.
Health Based – Weight loss and fitness are both great niches to get involved in for legitimate internet businesses.

But a quick tip about niche selection, don’t go to broad (niche down and be specific)

If you try to market to everyone you market to nobody. You need to target your message to a specific sub niche. For example in the heath niche you could market to women over 35 who want to lose belly fat.

Clearly define your demographic. You want to your buyers feel like you create your product directly for them so tailor your product to specific people who need a specific solution.

Step 2: Create An Information Product That Solves Your Target niche’s Problem

After you find a group of people who have a problem then create an information product that solves that problem.

This can be done fast! Just record an audio, video or write an ebook that solves your markets biggest problems. Video is a higher perceived value than audio and an ebook and audio is a higher perceived value than an ebook.

So consider creating videos (can be done easily in powerpoint) an turning them into physical products through a fulfillment company. This allows you to package it so it is presented in a valuable way.

The front end (AKA your first product) is to generate goodwill by over delivering at the point of sale.

You need to understand the front end is for lead generation and back end is for profit. It’s difficult to make six figures a month with a front end profit strategy.

The key is to give more value than you take. You want to build life long fans who buy your products over and over. You do this by over delivering.

Stock the front end with low price high value products to generate goodwill then cash in on $2,000 products on the back end.

Step 3: Tell The People Who Have The Problem That You Have The Solution

Go out to forums, newsgroups, use paid advertisements or use any method possible to get your message out to the market. You can sell without selling simple by telling people who have the problem that you have the solution.
Think about it for a second. If you had a problem with belly fat and someone offered you a solution wouldn’t you be happy to pay them for it? Most people would.

So get the message out.
Don’t worry about creating killer copy (even though it helps) because you don’t need to be a master copywriter to sell a $10 or $20 entry point front end product.

Step 4: Create Higher Priced, Higher Value Products To Sell To Your Customers

A front end is the initial contact point and the back end is where you sell other products over and over (more expensive and more valuable).

If your already selling a product here are some ideas for back end products.

-Webinar course (get paid before you make the product)

-Repackage books into audio/video

-Package deals (multiple products bundled)

Business Planning Is Everything

BECOME THE MASTER OF YOUR LEARNING CURVE

Research the lives of all of the “gurus.” The one thing that
you will learn is that my own experience is not unique. Most of
the high earners on the Internet experienced a learning curve
very similar to my own, business planning is everything.

Chances are that your curve will also be similar to mine, but it
is my hope that you can get to the top faster than even I did.
Three years was a long time to struggle, but every ounce of
struggle was worth the reward I have finally received.

In order to shorten your own learning curve, you must do a few
things differently than the rest of us did. You must become the
master of your learning curve.

THE SHORTEST DISTANCE BETWEEN TWO POINTS IS A STRAIGHT LINE

There is only one way to shorten the curve on the Internet:

You must plan to succeed!

Here is the deal. Most people put up a freebie website and select
a few affiliate programs to add to their website. Right out of
the gate, most people are running for the finish line without any
real plan in mind.

After a few short weeks, people begin to see the writing on the
wall that says, “This is going to be a long hard road.”

People check their hit counters daily for six weeks before they
realize that getting traffic to their free site is going to be
tough.

At this point, they begin developing their first batch of
advertising. Then they spend countless months finding places to
show their advertisements for free. Some make an even more
drastic mistake by blowing thousands of hard earned dollars on
their new and untested ads.

These are the people who will learn the facts of life the hard
way.

In time, they will learn how to make their advertising work for
them, but most will earn very little money from their affiliate
programs.

At this point in the learning curve, most people throw up their
hands and walk away from their dreams in utter disgust. Instead
of a walking away point, this should have convinced the
struggling online entrepreneur that they were simply traveling
the wrong road.

YOU MUST PLAN TO SUCCEED

From day one, you must begin to learn about the nuances of web
promotion. Read everything you can get your hands on. Don’t just
read the hype, back it up with the opinions of others who have
reviewed the same programs before you came along. Learn from
their mistakes and successes.

As you begin to learn, you must also look to make a decision. Do
you want to step into a pre-built program that is designed to
help you to succeed, OR do you want to create a completely new
program of which you are the sole owner?

If you decide to step into a pre-designed and complete turn-key
online money-making venture, then you must select the right
venture to step into. If this is your decision, I encourage you
to check out the Plug In Profit Site at:
http://www.HomeBusinessTips.com/main-34270

If you decide to go the journey on your own, then do all of the
necessary research, planning and preparation that is needed for
your success.

PREPARE TO SUCCEED

Decide what you think you would want to do, and then figure out
how your planned site will generate a real income.

Internet old-timers know about hundreds of corporation domains
that existed with IPO millions, but did not have an actual money
plan that could sustain their business model. Most of these
companies were among the hundreds of companies that bellied up in
the 2000 dot bomb experience.

Don’t blindly believe in your plan. Research others on the web
who have undertaken similar business models and see if they have
survived. Study your competitors in depth to learn what is
working for them and what did not work for them. To better
understand what has or has not worked for competitor websites,
check out their time lapsed progressions using the Wayback
Machine: http://web.archive.org

Once you have determined your money plan, then you should
undertake the development of a business plan and a marketing
plan. Utilize professional assistance if you need to do so. While
creating your plans, make a determination as to which domain name
you think would be best, then register it along with a hosting
account. You can do this at Host Then Profit in Step 2 on this page:
http://www.HomeBusinessTips.com/main-34270

Once you have developed your business planning and marketing plan and
have run them through several revisions, then it will be time to
buy your domain name and to begin work with a site designer and
developer. You may need to have your domain sitting on a web host
for your site developer, but this is not always necessary. While
they are doing their work, enlist a copywriter to help you with
your site sales copy.

When your site designer and developer have your site working, you
should then undertake significant testing to make sure everything
works as planned. It is much harder to fix problems on a
operational site than it is to fix problems on a site that has
yet to be launched.

When testing is done, then you should fill in your sales copy and
then shoot for launch. Of course, you already have a marketing
plan in place, so your preparation here will be simply a matter
of putting the pieces of the puzzle into place.

You are finally ready to open for business. Don’t be afraid to
spend the money to bring your dream alive. Time can replace money
in the goal of starting a profitable online business, but money
invested can shave years off of your company’s growth.

Social Media Choices

The concepts behind social media networking is not anything new, we have always been looking for ways to connect, engage and network with one another but they have taken on an entirely new meaning as well as momentum in the digital age. Where we used to have handshakes, word-of-mouth referrals, and stamped letters, todays relationships are often begun and developed on LinkedIn, Google +, and Facebook.

That means savvy business owners have to know and use a variety of social platforms to stay relevant and up to date, not to mention take advantage of emerging opportunities. Below, you will find what I consider to be some the most important channels and tools you need to be aware of.

1.Twitter Twitter. Perhaps the simplest of all social media platforms, Twitter also just happens to be one of the most fun and interesting. Messages are limited to 140 characters or less, but that’s more than enough to post a link, share an image, or even trade thoughts with friends ect. Twitters interface is easy to learn and use, and setting up a new profile only takes a few minutes.

2.Facebook Facebook. Considered to be synonymous with “social media” by some, Facebook is the one site where you’re likely to find friends, colleagues, and relatives all floating around. Although Facebook is mainly centered around sharing photos, links, and quick thoughts of a personal nature, individuals can also show their support to brands or organisations by becoming fans.

3.LinkedIn LinkedIn. One of the only mainstream social media sites that’s actually geared towards business, LinkedIn is to cyberspace what networking groups once were to local business communities. It is great for meeting customers, getting in touch with vendors, recruiting new employees, and keeping up with the latest in business or industry news. If it matters to your company or career, you can probably do it on LinkedIn.

4. Image result for xing icon imageXing. Another professional networking and recruitment site, Xing has the global presence and focus that LinkedIn lacks. Although it can be mistaken for a job search portal, the site actually has a number of features and communities that make it easy to develop relationships with suppliers, colleagues and even thought leaders within industry.

5. imagesRenren. Literally translating into “everyone’s website,” Renren is China’s largest social platform. Hugely popular with the younger crowd, it works in a way similar to Facebook, allowing users to share quick thoughts, update their moods, connect with others, and add posts or ideas to a blog-like stream.

6. Google+Google+. Social media’s big up-and-comer has really arrived over the past few years. By combining the best of Facebook and Twitter into one site – and backing it by the power of the world’s largest search engine, Google has given users a social site that has a little something for everyone. You can add new content, highlight topics with hashtags, and even separate contacts into circles. And, a G+ profile only takes a few minutes to get set up.

7. Disqus. Disqus isn’t actually a social media platform so much as a social engagement platform, but it can definitely help you improve your social engagement. As a tool for commenting, managing feedback on your own website (or other Disqus-enabled websites), and managing spam/troll type messages, it’s invaluable. Advanced features allow for social monitoring and upvoting.

8. LinkedIn Pulse. Even though Pulse is technically a part of LinkedIn, it’s big and important enough to deserve its own entry. Serving as something between a blog and “best of” outlet, it’s the perfect medium sharing new ideas and keeping up on the thought leaders in your industry.

9. Snapchat. This surprisingly-addictive app gives you the ability to take a picture, add art and text if you’d like, and then send it to recipients for a set amount of time (after which the photo will delete itself and be removed from the company’s servers). Lots of fun, and potentially a good way to stay in touch with friends.

10. TumblrTumblr. This platform is different form many others in that it essentially hosts microblogs for its users. Individuals and companies, in turn, can fill their blogs with multimedia (like images and short video clips). The fast-paced nature of Tumblr makes it ideal for memes, GIF’s, and other forms of fun or viral content.

 

11.Pinterest Pinterest. Serving as a giant virtual idea and inspiration board, Pinterest has made a huge impact on social media in the last few years. Especially popular with women and the do-it-yourself crowd, it lets you share pictures, creative thoughts, or (especially) before-and-after pictures of projects that others can pin, save, or duplicate.

 

12. Twoo. This Belgian social network site is geared for the 25 and under crowd all over the world. Alongside normal social features like posts, updates, and photo sharing, it also boasts online games and chat features that make it popular with younger users who want to stay entertained while connecting with each other.

13. MyMFB. Created as a Muslim alternative to Facebook (it was previously called MillatFacebook), this site aims to connect the faith’s 1.5+ billion followers into a single social platform. While that might sound ambitious, it’s growing quickly and offers many of the same post, update, and sharing features as the original Facebook, and is already immensely popular in some parts of the world.

14. YouTube. As a video sharing service, YouTube has become so popular that its catalog of billions and billions of videos has become known as “the world’s second-largest search engine” in some circles. The site has everything from first-person product reviews to promotional clips and “how-two” instruction on virtually any topic or discipline. Users have the ability to share, rate, and comment on what they see.

15.Instagram Instagram. If you’re looking for a quick, convenient connection between the camera feature on your smart phone and all your social profiles, then Instagram is the answer. Not only will allow you to share via Twitter, Facebook, and the Instagram website, you can choose from a variety of photo filters and invite friends to comment on your photos or ideas.

16.Vine Vine. This site (also available as an app) offers users the chance to share and view brief video clips. While that theoretically offers a virtually endless range of uses, most of Vine’s content is entertainment-focused, with a heavy preference towards “viral” and “meme” clips that are easy to share.

17. WhatsApp. The WhatsApp concept is simple: send text-style messages to anyone else using the platform, but without paying data charges. That straightforward idea has already gathered more than 700 million fans, making the app the world’s most popular messaging platform.

18. VKontaktevk.com. Promoting itself as Europe’s largest social media site, vk.com is essentially the Russian version of Facebook, with the same kinds of profiles, messaging, and games you would expect. Like Facebook, vk.com allows users to enter both personal and professional information about themselves, and to follow or show support for organizations and businesses.

19. Meetup. Meetup is a perfectly-named platform, because it’s perfect for organizing local groups around specific interests. There are meetups centered on just about everything, from music to hobbies, and get-togethers are almost always open to newcomers. That makes it perfect for exploring an interest and making new friends at the same time.

20. Medium. If you’ve ever wished that social engagement could come with an ongoing, up- to-date “how to” manual written by the experts, Medium might be just what you’re looking for. With lots of helpful advice, tips, and articles, it can give you everything you need to start connecting like a pro.