Archive for August, 2008

27
Aug

I have seen a lot of traffic exchange launches over the years but none quite like BootScootin’Traffic.

The first phase of the BootScootin’Traffic launch was to pay new members to sign-up until they reached 500 members. They did that in 4 hours!

The second phase of the BootScootin’Traffic launch was to pay members $0.50 – $1.00 for referring new members until they hit 1500 members. I have just learned that they have now achieved that goal… and they did it in less than 48 hours!

That’s 1500 people in one place who have proven that they will sign-up for a program that brings them free traffic. What a fantastic opportunity to get your site in front of a lot of active marketers.

Now that the 1500 member goal has been reached they are launching a new promotion…

… $5 for the sponsor and referred member of user number 1550, 1600, 1650, 1700, 1750, 1800, 1850, 1900, 1950 and 2000.

On top of that… members 1525, 1575, 1625, 1675, 1725, 1775, 1825, 1875, 1925, and 1975 get $1 added to sponsor and referral.

Pretty cool.

If you are not already a member of BootScootin’Traffic now would be a great time to join and see what all the excitement is about. To join click the banner below.

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25
Aug

Happy Monday!

I am in a great mood today because a brand new traffic exchange by Sunny Suggs and Dan Moses called BootScootin’Traffic traffic just went live.

So what’s so special about BootScootin’Traffic?

Well, it mostly has to do with the people who are behind it.

You might already know who Dan Moses is. Dan runs PageSwirl and ProTrackerPlus along with a number of popular traffic exchanges. When it comes to traffic exchanges, Dan definitely knows what he is doing.

Sunny Suggs you might not be as familiar with. I met Sunny earlier this year while she was still trying to earn her first few dollars online. Today Sunny is launching a major new traffic exchange along side one of the industry’s top dogs. To me Sunny represents what the “little guy” can do when they set goals and actually follow through with their plan to achieve those goals.

They also asked me to help launch BootScootin’Traffic which is AWESOME because I got to take a sneak peak at all the cool features the site offers.

Here’s what you will get when you join:

* They offer Quality Advertising!
* 10-8 Second Timer
* 2:1 – (1:1 Pro) ratios
* Quick Moving Traffic
* Dynamic Surf Rates
* Referral Bonuses
* Surfing Rewards
* Surfing Games (BIG Prizes)
* Unique Features
* Downline Builder
* Residual Income
* Residual Traffic
* Commissions, Commissions, Commissions
* Plus more, more.. and MORE!

As a bonus for being one of the first members through the door they are also going to give you $5.00 just for joining!

Go ahead and join right away, because it’s filling up fast and that means there’s soon going to be thousands of marketers waiting inside to view your websites.

To join BootScootin’Traffic click the banner below.

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24
Aug

How to Spot *HOT* Affiliate Markets

Author: Jerry Iannucci

When you are looking for the “right” affiliate program to market there is one single important criteria that you need to consider.

No, I’m not talking about how big the commission payout is and I don’t mean how good the product is either.

I am talking about DEMAND.

Is there a demand for the product in the first place? The reasoning is simple… if no one is searching for the product or need the product to solve a specific solution, nobody will buy it!

For example… no matter how much traffic you manage to muster up you won’t make a dime promoting a guide that teaches people how to master Tic Tac Toe. Even though almost everybody knows how to play Tic Tac Toe there just isn’t a niche (or demand) for it.

When I say “niche” I mean people want it AND people do SPEND on it. Given this example, who actually spends or invest in any area of a Tic Tac Toe game?

When you search for affiliate programs to join consider the demand for the product first. You can easily conduct a search on Overture or Google and even observe the current trends in popular forums.

This whole concept is the basis of the book “Affiliate Partner Success Secrets”. If you want to unlock the 6 main key secrets to affiliate marketing success click the link below.

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21
Aug

About a week ago I wrote a post explaining how to choose a niche market. If you missed that article you can read it here.

Assuming you have followed my instructions and chosen a niche market you now need to figure out what people want to buy. Don’t waste your time and money creating a niche product that nobody wants to buy.

Even if you are thinking about creating something that is already successful you still need to follow this important step. In my opinion, you should not try to create something that isn’t at least a little bit unique. If you want to be successful do not try to create something that is exactly the same as something already out there.

It is better to use the same idea as the successful product but you want to put your own edge and uniqueness into it that will make it beneficial to the customer.

This way, you have something *better* than what is already out there. And the way you find that out is by asking a few questions.

Here’s what you need to do… Poll your target niche market to find out exactly what they want!

Simply ask your target market a few questions to find out what it is that they are willing to buy. What problem do they have that you can solve, etc… It’s not hard to do and the results are incredible. This will also help you to find the unique edge that you are looking for to add to an already successful idea. Just ask people what other features/benefits they are looking for that could make this product better.

Here is what you need to do… Create a list of product ideas that you are interested in creating. Whether you are planning on doing software, an e-book, membership site, whatever. Try to come up with as many ideas as you can and then narrow it down to about 5 to 15 product ideas.

You then need to survey as many people in your target niche as possible to determine which products your market is interested in buying. See how simple this is? This will save you hours or even days of time creating products that nobody wants to buy. And of course, when you do find what people want and give it to them at a reasonable price, you have just unleashed a mad stream of cash, charging into your pockets.

If you don’t find out what people want or just create a product on a hunch then you could end up with a product that will never sell. This would not only be a waste of time creating a product but also a waste of money and advertising trying to get it to sell.

So what is the best way to poll your audience? Hmm.. I think I will wait and cover that in a few days. Until then you can learn everything you need to know about creating and making money with niche products by obtaining a copy of Niche Profit Formula.

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20
Aug

More Dirty Internet Marketing Tricks

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Today seems like a good day to share with you a few more dirty marketing tricks.

Remember, I am not suggesting that you do anything unethical here. These are just some tricks that your competition may or may not already be using which could possible give you an edge in the marketing game.

Ready? Here we go…

Dirty Trick: THE “SHOCK” TACTIC

I’m sure you are familiar with the term “shock value”. Well, that’s what this tactic is all about. Shocking your readers is a great way to get their attention. Some people will use foul language to shock their readers or tell some incredible stories. Others will tell them how they have made huge mistakes of their own.

How many times have you heard or seen these:

*WARNING*

*DON’T BE AN IDIOT LIKE ME*

*YOUR METHODS OF MAKING MONEY SUCK!*

*I WAS A LOSER UNTIL I. . .*

*5 TIME MORON FINALLY GETS IT RIGHT*

*IF YOU DON’T WANT TO DO X-Y-Z THEN LEAVE THIS PAGE NOW*

*STOP BEING AN IDIOT AND COMMAND MORE RESPECT*

*DUMB-ASS MAKES SIX FIGURES A YEAR*

Those get your attention don’t they? Sure they do! And that’s why they get used. They suck you in and make you want to keep reading. Let’s be honest here. If you can’t do a simple thing like generate more interest in what you’re selling, then you won’t make any money. It’s just that simple.

In spite of what people may say everybody wants to be successful at one thing or another in life. They want to be the best at it. If they feel like they can better themselves through your tragedy all the better. That’s one less person they have to compete with! Plus, they won’t feel stupid by making the same mistakes that you did.

You must use this tactic sparingly though. Going too far could turn off your prospects and have them hunting for their answers some where else.

Ready for another?

Dirty Trick: THE “CCL” TACTIC

Ok, I bet you are wondering what this one is, huh? Well, CCL in this case stands for “Could Care Less”. And this tactic works great!

Take “The Rich Jerk” for example. This is a classic example of CCL. On his sales page he tells you that he’s better than you are. He’s rich and you aren’t. Basically, he’s a winner and you are a loser. But, for a small fee, he’s willing to share his techniques with you so you can become a winner too.

Isn’t he generous?

He doesn’t stop there though, because after you buy his “better than thou” strategy guide, and if you have any questions, HE WON’T ANSWER YOU. Or worse, he’ll be a jerk. Hey. He gave you “fair warning” in advance though didn’t he? He told you he was a jerk! Ahh. Role playing at it’s finest. The world truly is but a stage.

The point here is that he’s made millions by not caring. He doesn’t care whether you buy his product or not because he knows that someone else will step in to take your place. It worked. He still made the money, and he also created a HUGE buzz about his CCL tactic too. Heck, he’s even got his own “infomercial” now!

You can actually do the same thing. I am not saying you need to go out of your way to be a jerk to your customers but it doesn’t hurt to try and slowly ease into this tactic. For example try letting your customers know that if they don’t want to buy your product then it is their loss and not yours. Heck, you’ve already got unlimited access to your product so why should you care if they buy it or not.

This “jerky” tactic works so well in fact that there are dozens of “spin-off” products springing up every single day. You don’t have to be a total jerk, but acting like you don’t give a damn whether someone buys your product or not can pay off for you.

Want to learn more dirty marketing tricks? Download your own copy of Ultimate Dirty Internet Marketing Tricks by clicking the link below.

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18
Aug

17
Aug

Affiliate Marketing Strategy

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Before getting started with affiliate marketing it is important to have a good strategy in place to maximize your profits.

Why?

I know sometimes I must sound like a broken record but it’s true.. “The money is in the list”. Btw, I am talking about YOUR list and not the list of the person who owns the product you are selling.

Here’s why: As an affiliate marketer it is your job to locate people who want to buy the products you are promoting, right? In order to do that you need to create an ad and start sending people to the website where they can buy these products.

Here’s the problem… anywhere from 60 to 95% of the people you send to the sales page probably aren’t going to buy the first time they see your product.

Why is this?

1. Most people want to be sure that they’re making the right decision. They may need to see or hear from you anywhere from 5 to 12 times before they actually make their decision to buy.

2. If you’re paying for the advertisement you are wasting your money on the people who don’t buy right away and are gone forever.

3. Of those who do buy, if you’re only sending them to the sales page, you are still losing them forever because you have no way of knowing who they are.

Here’s my strategy:

1. Write your ad and instead of sending people to your affiliate website send them to a well-written squeeze page instead – YOUR squeeze page.  A squeeze page is simply a webpage that is designed specifically to convince your visitor to give you their contact information.

2. Offer your visitors an incentive to give you their contact information. This could be a free report or an ebook. Just make sure it’s related to the niche or affiliate product that you are selling.

3. After they’ve opted in to your autoresponder, send them to your affiliate sales page.

4. Follow up with your prospects on a regular basis giving them a mix of good information, free bonuses, and other affiliate products.

Do this for each affiliate product you are promoting.

By using this affiliate marketing strategy to follow-up with your prospects the entire process runs almost on autopilot. You simply need to find quality products to give away and then market those products to your target audience. I recommend using Jeff Dedrick’s “Viral Ebook Explosion” site which will let you create your own free viral ebooks.  It’s free and super easy to setup.

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14
Aug

If you really want to make money as a successful affiliate marketer you must first learn to identify the possibilities of making money online.

Basically, there are two ways to make money with affiliate marketing.

1. One-Off Commissions

Using this method the affiliate marketer earns a percentage of the product price every time they help make a sale. When selling these kinds of products it is best not to focus on products that pay $10 or $20 commissions. You are better off focusing on higher priced digital products since digital products will often reward you with 50% commissions or higher.

The idea behind this is that it takes just as much effort to promote a $10.00 product versus a $97.00 product so you are better off selling higher ticket items. If you do the math you will see that you would need to sell 9-10 copies of a $10 product to earn the same amount as selling one copy of a $97 product.. assuming the commissions are 50% for both products.

Where minimum effort maximum efficiency is concerned, you are better off promoting higher ticket items with high payouts as well.

2. Recurring Commissions

This is what all affiliate marketers should be striving for if they want to make their one-time promotion effort pay off residually. Sometimes, a recurring affiliate program will offer anywhere from 30 to 75 percent in commissions.

Keep your eyes peeled for membership and service oriented sites that off this kind of program. It always helps to focus on promoting at least a few of these kinds of affiliate programs that reward you on a recurring basis.

If you are really serious about earning maximum profits with affiliate marketing I highly encourage you to secure a copy of “Affiliate Partner Success Secrets“. It will show you the quickest and easiest way to start making money with affiliate marketing.

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14
Aug

Making Money With a Dying Computer

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Ok, this random computer reboot thing is really getting annoying. I mean, it was annoying last week when it started but now that I know it isn’t a virus or some messed up registry thing I am started to feel pretty helpless. I did order a new CPU on Sunday night.  Unfortunately I went with the cheapest online dealer I could find and it looks like they waited until today to actually put the thing in the mail.  Sigh.

I am assuming my CPU is the problem because I can’t think of anything else it could be. All the tech sites I have been reading point to an overheating CPU. All the fans in my PC are working but I am a slob and I have a cat so dust bunnies are just a way of life. I did take my computer apart, cleaned out all the dirty bits, and made sure the heat sink on the CPU was clean. No luck. So hopefully a new CPU will solve the problem.

In the mean time I just have to deal with my computer rebooting every time I get into something.

I did manage to get some work done today. I released Traffic Success Formula almost 6 weeks ago (has it been that long?) and today I took the time to crunch some numbers to see how profitable it has been. The numbers weren’t that good. Granted, I am list building so in theory it will be much more profitable in the long run but I would really like to see some more of that money coming in sooner.

I decided the best way to get my list profitable now was to update my “one time offer” that people see when they sign-up. I was running a pretty generic ebook package. I tried to spice up my OTO with a nice OTO template and a relatively cheap price. It’s making me money but not nearly as much as I would like.

Today I was playing around with the idea of creating some kind of OTO rotator that would let me test different offers but I decided to just pick one rock sold product and see how it goes. I picked a product that I have mentioned on my blog before but I bundled in a few bonus products and slashed the price almost in half. Which product is it? Well, I can’t tell you that unless you subscribe to my list. Luckily you can do that very easily by requesting a copy of Traffic Success Formula at my site: http://www.TrafficSuccessFormula.com or you can just subscribe to my newsletter by filling out the form at the top of this page.

Amazing! I managed to write this entire post without a single reboot. Apparently my PC is healed and I don’t have to worry about it rebooting while I am in the middle of writing somethi

10
Aug

How to Choose a Niche Market

Author: Jerry Iannucci

When it comes to Internet marketing it seems that choosing a good niche market is where most people make their biggest mistake. People usually do two things when they pick a niche… they either choose a market that seems to be really hot, or they pick something where they have a lot of expertise.

If you don’t do it correctly, there are problems with both of these methods.

Let’s take the first example. When you choose a market that looks like it is doing well you are going to be hard pressed to be a new comer and have any sort of control over what is going on.

If it is a really popular niche and there is a lot of money changing hands then there is most likely going to be some serious competition. If you don’t know what you are doing it won’t take long for your competition to bury you because they are going to have a lot more experience than you and will probably have a bigger budget to spend on advertising.

The second method that people use to choose their niche market is to choose a topic they already know a lot about. This can either really help you or it can be your worst nightmare.

What usually happens is that somebody will create a product based on something that they know, and in their eyes, it looks like it should do great. They start buying advertising and marketing it all over the place but they soon find out that their product either doesn’t have a market or the market doesn’t have very much potential for making money.

Before jumping into a niche market there are a few things to consider:

1. How much competition will there be and how big are your competitors.
2. Whether there is a market for your product.
3. Would that market be willing to spend money on your product.
4. Will you enjoy what you are doing if you start a business in this market?

All these factors are very important. I have personally have found that when you really have a passion for what you are doing, then you can do it better. You consider it fun because you enjoy doing it.

It is important that you do not jump into the hottest market just because you think it can make a lot of money. Learn to do something you really enjoy and you WILL make money.

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