Archive for February, 2010


Welcome back to part 4 of my money making series.

Did you read the book I posted a few days ago?


Now that you know all the benefits of building your list i’m going to start  getting into some of the nitty gritty details.


The first thing you are going to need to entice people to join your list is some kind of bait. Bait doesn’t sound very nice though.  Think of it more as an “ethical bribe”.  The idea is to find something to give away that would be of interest to your target audience.

Let’s say you are selling a Twitter training video.  To attract your target audience you might want to give away some kind of product related to social marketing.  You probably wouldn’t want to give away something about SEO or article marketing because even though it’s Internet marketing related it doesn’t tie in directly with your main product.

The easiest way to do this is to take a free ebook that you found somewhere else and use that as your freebie.  Make sure you actually have permission from the author of the ebook before you decide to use it as a free giveaway.

You can find a nice collection of free rebrandable ebooks at Viral Ebook Explosion:

The advantage to using someone else’s product as your free gift is that it takes almost no work.  However if you want to build credibility with your subscribers eventually you are going to want to make your own.

Creating your own product isn’t nearly as difficult as it sounds.  All you need is a decent word processor such as of Microsoft Word or Open Office Writer and something to write about.  Both of these programs have the ability to export anything you write into a pdf file which is the format that most ebooks are distributed in.

It only takes a few hours of research on Google or YouTube to become an expert on almost any subject.  Well, maybe not an expert… but you can certainly learn enough to create an ebook that people would want to download.  Especially if that ebook solves some kind of problem that your  reader is having.

You’re not limited to just ebooks either.  You can do audio products and video too.  You can actually spend about 20 minutes in front of a microphone and have your very own unique product with very little effort.

So how do you send your gift to your subscribers when they sign-up?

If you have your own hosting the obvious answer is to upload it to your site and then send your subscribers the link to go download it.

If you don’t have your own hosting then I suggest using Instant Bonus Page.

Instant Bonus Page is a site that lets you create a download page that you can send to your subscribers which includes a link for them to download your gift.  It also puts some “bonus” offers on your page that you can use to make a
little extra cash at the same time.

Instant Bonus Page is free to use and it’s also really easy to setup.  Here’s the link:

The next step is to put together a lead capture page or “squeeze page” which is the page you will promote that builds your list.  Of course that’s going to have to wait until later…

So keep checking back here or subscribe at the top of the page to get some of my best sources for building your own awesome lead capture pages.

See ya!

Jerry Iannucci

PS – When you join Instant Bonus Page you’ll see an offer for an amazing point-and-click lead capture system.  If you want a dead simple way to make your own squeeze pages and you don’t have your own website make sure you check it out.

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Welcome back to part 3 of my money making series.

A few days ago we started talking about list building as a way for you to make money working from home on the Internet.  For myself and many others this has been the key to our Internet marketing success.

Today I want to share with you the step-by-step system that I use to make money with my list every day.  However, instead of trying to explain it all in this blog post I am going to refer you to an ebook instead.

Sorry.  No sense in me trying to reinvent the wheel when all this information is already out there readily available.

If you are looking for a step-by-step system to building a profitable opt-in mailing list there is no better place to start than Soren Jordansen’s “Internet Marketing Success Formula”.

You download a free copy here:

Save it to your computer and then take some time today to read the whole thing.

Don’t just skim… read it!

You will be glad you did.

Next time I won’t take the easy way out and i’ll show you some techniques you can use to create your own mouth watering freebies that can be given away to build your list.  Look for it in a few days.


Affiliate Jumpstart Launches Today

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Happy Monday!  (yes, really)

As you may or may not know I make most of my money online doing affiliate marketing.  That means I promote other people’s stuff and I earn money every time somebody I refer buys something.

The problem with affiliate marketing though is that while there are thousands of free programs out there for people like me to promote it seems like most people who are new to the business have a hard time trying to figure out exactly where to start.

Here’s my solution…

Last week my good friend Ryan Hogan gave me a sneak peak at a new book  that is he releasing today called “Affiliate Jumpstart”.

You can see his site here:

Ryan does a great job in his book of covering every aspect of affiliate marketing including how to find the best high paying affiliate programs, how to drive traffic to them, and most importantly how to convert that traffic into sales.

Normally I would just send you my download link to get the book (it’s on my blog somewhere if you want to hunt for it) but this is one of those sites that you really should join.


Because not only will you get access to the ebook but you will also get 3 customizable squeeze pages and a pre-written autoresponder series that you can use to start building your list today!

Also, if you’re an action taker and want to really make a big difference in your bottom line, you’ll definitely want to check out Ryan’s upgrade offer.

With it you can make insane commissions, access high quality training videos and you can load up his powerful ebook up with over 35 of your own affiliate IDs for some of the best affiliate programs out there and push your commissions into overdrive!

The site is launching today so you get to be one of the first people to try it out.

Click link below to join now!

 Affiliate Jumpstart Launches Today
Click Here to Join Affiliate Jumpstart


Here is the list of upcoming JV giveaway events for February 22, 2010.

JV Giveaway Events

Feb 22 – 2010 Prosperity Giveaway
Contributors: 275  Gifts: 243

Feb 22 – The Queen Bee Giveaway
Contributors: 239  Gifts: 193

Feb 28 – St. Patricks Day Giveaway
Contributors: 228  Gifts: 118

March 1 – Hidden Treasure Giveaway
Contributors: 80  Gifts: 26
Invite Code: htg3jv

March 1 – Luck of the Irish Giveaway
Contributors: 274  Gifts: 186

March 1 – Shop4Bizness Giveaway
Contributors: 127  Gifts: 84

You can always find the latest giveaway announcements at:

 New JV Giveaway Events – February 22, 2010


Build Your List, Build Your Business

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome to part 2 of my exclusive money making series.

Today I want to start talking about my favorite subject… List building!

There  is is actually a lot more to this subject than I can cram into one blog posting but i’ll try and go over the basics to start with as much as I can.

If you are reading this chances are you have already tried promoting some kind of online business or affiliate program.  I am guessing you probably figured out  how to get some traffic but for some reason you aren’t getting many sales… if any.

Not as easy as you expected, is it?

Well, you are not alone.  Even people who are promoting free affiliate sites can have a hard time getting sign-ups.  That’s because most people don’t know them or trust them enough to join.

Trust is very important!

Here’s one of my favorite quotes:

“All things being equal people would rather buy from someone they know and trust.  All things NOT being equal… people would STILL rather buy from someone they know and trust”.

So how do you build trust?  Well, it does take some time…  and it usually takes a lot longer than the time it takes for someone to read your site.

In fact, here’s what usually happens.  Someone visits your website, they read your offer and think “sounds interesting, but i’m not ready to commit to this right now”. So what happens?  They leave and probably never come back.  The time and energy you spent getting them to your site was wasted.

That’s where the autoresponder comes in.

Your autoresponder is the single most important weapon in any Internet
marketer’s arsenal because it let’s you follow-up with your prospect days
and even months after they leave your website site.

The way it works is that you offer something of value to the people coming to your website in exchange for their email address.  Your offer can be a free ebook, a newsletter, software, or almost any other “digital” product.

When your visitor fills out the form on your site their info is sent to your autoresponder which then begins sending out a series of pre-written emails to them.  These emails can be used to tell your subscribers more about yourself and your business while providing them with more free information that they can use which compliments the free product you first sent them.

Hopefully over time your readers will get to know you and even look forward to the emails they receive from you.  Once they begin to trust you it makes it much easier for you to recommend paid products and services that you can earn commissions from later on.

Another great thing about autoresponders is that once you have your emails series setup you can practically set it and forget it.  If you wanted to you could set it to send an email a week for the next 5 years and it would do it for you.

Compare that to sending someone directly to your website where you only have one chance to get a sale.

Unfortunately good autoresponders are not free.  That’s one of the few things that you are just going to have to bite the bullet on if you want to succeed in this business.  Expect to pay about $20/month for a good autoresponder.

I recommend using either Aweber or TrafficWaveAweber is considered to be one of the best and includes a lot of advanced features.  TrafficWave is a more affordable alternative that will definitely get the job done.

Both autoresponders offer 30-day trial memberships so there is no reason not to try them both and decide which one you like the most.

Ok, I think that’s enough one day.

I’ll be posting my JV giveaway events listing tomorrow and Ryan Hogan is about to launch a new product so look for my next post in this series early next week.

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Who Wants to Make Some Money?

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Well that was fun.

As you may or may not know I have been working my butt off rewriting my first ebook which is all about advertising with free traffic exchange programs.  It’s been going slow but I really got into it again a few weeks ago and was hoping to do a huge relaunch at the end of the month… and then Tony Tezak released Traffic Exchange Solutions a few days ago.  D’oh!

Tony is sort of a legend in the TE world so there is no way I could realistically release my ebook right on his heels and expect any amount of excitement for it.  I guess that just gives me a little more time to work on my book to make it even bigger and badder than ever!  You’ll just have to wait a few weeks longer before you get a chance to behold it’s brilliance.  lol.

In the meantime I figure I should keep this writing thing going and post some new content.  I decided to write a short info series for the people who are still struggling to make money online.

Before we get started I should probably point out that while there are a whole lot of good free traffic sources and free services out there that you can use to build your business…  from my personal experience it is almost impossible to start a successful online business with absolutely no money.

Not exactly what you wanted to hear, right?

The good news is that it doesn’t take much money to start and most of the tools you will be using include affiliate programs that can eventually earn you a tidy profit every month.

So here is your first assignment…

Follow this link and download a free copy of a book written by my good friend Jon Olson called “The Pizza Plan”.  Inside you will find the exact budget that Jon used when he quit his job and started working online full-time.  It includes the “must have” tools that every Internet marketer needs.

Click here to get The Pizza Plan:

Think about how much you are willing to set aside each month for your own online business.  You don’t need to spend as much as Jon did but if think you can build a successful online business with zero out of pocket expenses you are going to have a very long struggle ahead of you.

We’ll start getting into the good stuff next time so keep checking back here or subscribe to this blog at the top of the page so you don’t miss an another action packed update.

Enjoy the book!

 Who Wants to Make Some Money?


Here is the list of upcoming JV giveaway events for February 15, 2010.

JV Giveaway Events

*Feb 17 – Daddy’s Birthday Giveaway
Contributors: 336  Gifts: 173

Feb 19 – Internet Marketing Giveaway
Contributors: 220  Gifts: 160

Feb 22 – 2010 Prosperity Giveaway
Contributors: 181  Gifts: 151

Feb 22 – The Queen Bee Giveaway
Contributors: 157  Gifts: 109

Feb 28 – St. Patricks Day Giveaway
Contributors: 193  Gifts: 119

March 1 – Luck of the Irish Giveaway
Contributors: 207  Gifts: 136


You can always find the latest giveaway announcements at:

 New JV Giveaway Events – February 15, 2010


Happy Tuesday!

A new site is launching today that I am very excited about…

It’s a brand new viral list builder from my friends Jon Atwood and Frank Salinas called “List Effects“.

Why is this such a big deal?

Basically, Jon Atwood is sorta the king when it comes to credit based safelists and nobody knows more about text ad exchanges than Frank Salinas.  These
guys joining forces to create a new viral list builder means magic.

But it’s not JUST a viral list builder!

These guys came up with the crazy idea to also make their site an on going jv giveaway event.

Hello!  I LOVE giveaway events!

So not only are you building your list on the site (10 levels deep!) but you can also add your squeeze pages to send members directly to your own autoresponder.


Jon asked me to help him out with the launch and since the site is now open I would like to personally invite you to join for free.

Click the link below to sign-up!

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Here is the list of upcoming JV giveaway events for February 8, 2010.

JV Giveaway Events

Feb 8 – The Seven Dollar Giveaway
Contributors: 238  Gifts: 228

Feb 9 – Happy Birthday Box of Gifts Giveaway
Contributors: 278  Gifts: 224

*Feb 13 – New JV Talent Valentine’s Giveaway
Contributors: 431  Gifts: 341

Feb 15 – Traffic Tsunami Gifts
Contributors: 227  Gifts: 150

Feb 15 – Members Only Giveaway 2
Contributors: 207  Gifts: 134

Feb 19 – Internet Marketing Giveaway
Contributors: 140  Gifts: 92

Feb 22 – 2010 Prosperity Giveaway
Contributors: 112  Gifts: 93

Feb 28 – St. Patricks Day Giveaway
Contributors: 155  Gifts: 87

March 1 – Luck of the Irish Giveaway
Contributors: 157  Gifts: 97


You can always find the latest giveaway announcements at:

 New JV Giveaway Events – February 8, 2010


Happy Thursday!

Got a banner ad you want to promote?

My friend Steve Ayling (aka “The Duckman”) is launching a new banner  exchange today which I will be using to generate thousands of impressions for all of my banners.

You can check it out here:

banner1 Buckets of Banners   Free Banner Exchange Program

In spite of what you may have heard banner advertising is NOT dead.  In fact, I still get quite a few click throughs on my banners every day.

Probably the biggest benefit of promoting banner ads is branding!  You gotta get your face or logo out there as much as you can.  People really do remember things and the more often they see your banners the more they will think of you.

Buckets of Banners gives you multiple ways to earn free impressions for your banner ads.  There is even a free affiliate program that let’s you earn cash commissions and free banner displays from your direct referrals.

This is something I have never seen offered before and is sure to become very popular.

Sign-up for Free here…

 Buckets of Banners   Free Banner Exchange Program