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10
Oct

Here is the complete list of upcoming JV giveaway events that are currently seeking contributors for: Oct 10, 2011.

Lots and lots of events coming up but the biggest one of them all is Guido Nussbaum’s Halloween Giveaway.  This event is HUGE and should be considered essential for anybody building their list.

You can join the Halloween Giveaway here:
http://getrichwithjerry.com/recommends/halloween/

JV Giveaway Events

Oct 12 – Gold Standard Giveaway
Contributors:  151  Gifts:  136

Oct 14 – Newbie Marketing Giveaway
Contributors:  162  Gifts:  113

Oct 14 – Hillbilly Giveaway
Contributors:  344  Gifts:  102

Oct 14 – Internet Marketing Graphics Giveaway
Contributors:  82  Gifts:  63

Oct 16 – Scary Halloween Giveaway
Contributors:  93  Gifts:  84

Oct 17 – Happy Halloween JV Giveaway
Contributors: 107  Gifts:  80

Oct 17 – Ultimate October Giveaway
Contributors:  126  Gifts:  58

Oct 19 – Help Yourself Giveaway
Contributors:  94  Gifts:  78

Oct 22 – Scary Good Giveaway
Contributors:  28  Gifts:  37

Oct 24 – Knowledge is Power Giveaway
Contributors:  62  Gifts:  58

Oct 24 – Marketing Frenzy Giveaway
Contributors:  104  Gifts:  106

* Oct 25 – The Halloween Giveaway
Contributors:  828  Gifts:  78

Oct 28 – Mid Autumn Giveaway
Contributors:  76  Gifts:  69

Oct 28 – Guy Fawkes Night Giveaway 2011
Contributors:  33  Gifts:  35

Nov 7 – Autumn 2011 Giveaway
Contributors:  13  Gifts:  8

* Recommended

You can find a complete listing of upcoming giveaways on the events calendar at JV Giveaway Tactics:
http://www.GiveawayTactics.com

 

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3
Oct

Hooray!

It’s that time of the year again.

You probably already know this but I am kind of a big nerd when it comes to using giveaway events to build my list.

Heck, I wrote a book about it!

But there is one guy who hosts THE BEST giveaway events on the planet.  Yes, I am talking about Guido Nussbaum.

Guido’s giveaway events probably produce more sign-ups for me than all the other events combined for the entire year… and it’s almost time for one of his biggest giveaways ever.

That’s right… it’s almost time for Guido’s legendary Halloween Giveaway!

This year Guido has made some major improvements to the way the event is going to be run.  I think with these changes in place it is going to create a much more level playing field so that even people with the smallest lists will be able to reap the same rewards as the most active particpants.

The site launches on October 25th…

… but I am inviting you to get in RIGHT NOW as a free contributor!

This will be my 4th year participating and I am totally psyched!

If you are new to building your list with giveaway events then this is definitely an event you will not want to miss.  What’s great is that it is absolutely free for you to join as a contributor and see what all the fuss is about.

Don’t wait until October 25th…

Grab your free contributor account now!

Click the banner below to join.

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15
Sep

Here is the complete list of upcoming JV giveaway events that are currently seeking contributors for: Sept 15, 2011.

If you are building your list any of these sites would be a GREAT place to add your squeeze page.

JV Giveaway Events

Sep 16 – Unfair Advantage Giveaway
Contributors:  48  Gifts:  51

Sep 16 – Fall Giveaway Blowout
Contributors:  226  Gifts:  158

Sep 17 – Cool Autumn Giveaway
Contributors:  75  Gifts:  74

Sep 18 – Niche List Building Giveaway
Contributors:  80  Gifts:  63

Sep 19 – Marketing Central JV Giveaway
Contributors:  139  Gifts:  118

Sep 19 – Fireball Giveaway
Contributors:  141  Gifts:  143

Sep 20 – My Marketing Freebies
Contributors:  1021  Gifts:  118

Sep 23 – David’s Giveaway Extravaganza
Contributors:  159  Gifts:  114

Sep 23 – Get The Unfair Advantage Giveaway
Contributors:  44  Gifts:  51

Sep 26 – JV Riches Giveaway 2011
Contributors:  83  Gifts:  74

Sep 30 – Happy Halloween Monster Giveaway
Contributors:  94  Gifts:  54

Sep 30 – Mega Gifts Giveaway
Contributors:  36  Gifts: 48

Oct 1 – Shop4Bizness Giveaway
Contributors:  49  Gifts: 66

Oct 17 – Happy Halloween JV Giveaway
Contributors: 23  Gifts:  23

Phew!  That’s a lot :)

You can find a complete listing of upcoming giveaways on the events calendar at JV Giveaway Tactics:
http://www.GiveawayTactics.com

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16
Aug

I know…

It’s been a long time since I have updated the list of upcoming JV giveaway events.

That has now changed!

I have now implemented a new system that will keep the calendar on the JVGT website up to date and allow me to do these blog updates more often.

Hooray!

Here is the complete list of upcoming JV giveaway events that are currently seeking contributors for: Aug 17, 2011.

JV Giveaway Events

Aug 18 – Sizzling Hot IM Giveaway
Contributors: 112  Gifts: 68

Aug 19 – Ultimate Summer Event
Contributors:  54  Gifts: 36

Aug 19 – Super 8 Giveaway
Contributors: 171  Gifts: 131

Aug 24 – Original Products Giveaway
Contributors: 258  Gifts: 148

Aug 26 – Make Your Own Luck Giveaway 2011
Contributors:  130  Gifts: 84

You can find a complete listing of upcoming giveaways on the events calendar at JV Giveaway Tactics.

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4
Aug

List Surfing Re-Launches Today!

Author: Jerry Iannucci

You probably already know how much I love safelists…

but I also love traffic exchanges almost as much.

If there is anything that gets me more excited than the thought of my two favorite ad sources melting together into a mess of ooey gooey yumminess…

It’s today’s re-launch of List Surfing!

List Surfing takes the best qualities of a free list mailer and combines them with a manual traffic exchange to create a unique  marketing website that you can use to advertise anything you want!

List Surfing is not entirely new.

Perhaps you’re already a member?

The original List Surfing concept was created awhile back by my good friend Darren Olander.  Darren recently gave me a peek inside the new List Surfing site and I must say…

The new List Surfing BLOWS AWAY the old site!

If you can imagine taking some of the social concepts of traffic exchanges like Thumbvu and Sweeva and combining them with a unique viral list mailer like Adcheiver (also owned by Darren) you will start to understand why this new site is so cool.

But you really gotta try it for yourself…

Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of all of the traffic List Surfing is going to be generating with this major re-launch.

I’ll be there advertising all day.

Be sure to say hi.

Click the banner below to join!

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30
May

I have just updated the calendar for all new upcoming JV giveaway events that are seeking contributors.

Here is the complete list of upcoming JV giveaway events that are currently seeking contributors for: May 30, 2011.

JV Giveaway Events

June 1 – The Hot Summer Giveaway
Contributors: 85  Gifts: 66

June 3 – The Experts Marketing Giveaway
Contributors: 133  Gifts: 104

June 6 – Kerry’s Birthday Giveaway
Contributors: 117  Gifts: 89

June 9 – Julie’s Birthday JV Giveaway
Contributors: 95  Gifts: 83

You can find a complete listing of upcoming giveaways on the events calendar at: http://www.GiveawayTactics.com

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23
May

Hello and Happy Monday!

I had a pretty rough weekend and I am feeling a bit under the weather today but I wanted to give a quick shout out for everybody who came out on Friday and listened to my live interview with Sterling Valentine as part of his List Laser 30 Day Listbuilding Challenge.

In case you missed it… here it is!

It was a little nerve wracking but I think it went well.  Somehow Sterling managed to get me talking for a full hour which not many other people have been able to do.  Hopefully I dropped a few good nuggets in there too.

I’m not sure if I will ever get fully used to doing these interviews but this was a topic that I am very passionate about and I hope some people found it helpful.

If you have not yet started building your list Sterling Valentine’s List Laser program is a great place to start.  Not only is it free to join but with 30 days of expert training you can’t really go wrong .

Click here to join!

 

10
May

The Evolution of My Squeeze Pages

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Happy Tuesday!

Today kicks off Sterling Valentine’s “30 Day Listbuilding Challenge” at List Laser.  In case you haven’t heard I have been asked to be a guest judge and one of the trainers for the challenge.

To be honest, I hate public speaking (who doesn’t?) so my mind has been racing trying to figure out what to talk about for an hour.  I’m sure I will probably spend some time talking about how I got started list building and that got me thinking about how far I have come with the design of my squeeze pages.

I thought it would be fun to dig into my archives and share some of my early squeeze page designs with you.

Some of these are pretty embarrassing but having durfed in front of a few hundred people I don’t think these can hurt my reputation any worse.

Aug 2007 – My Introduction to List Building

I won’t go into the whole story but back in 2007 I joined a very expensive online business opportunity and promoted it pretty heavily.  The company had a large variety of promo tools that we could use to promote the site including some very professional looking squeeze pages.

I remember we had the option to use the company autoresponder or subscribe to Aweber and manage our lists ourselves. Luckily I was smart enough back then to know that if I was going to be building a list that I want my contacts to be in my possession and not the owners of this program. I went with Aweber which I am still using today and believe it or not some of the contacts that I made back then are still active today.

I don’t have any samples from this period because I was using the generic company squeeze pages.  Let’s just say, they didn’t work very well.

Feb 2008 – List Building for Profit

The business opportunity I was promoting eventually closed (as they almost always do) but I still had my list and I was starting to see how powerful this list building stuff could be.

I decided to try building a list and using it to make money without having someone else’s business opportunity on the backend.

At the time I was doing a lot of advertising on traffic exchanges. I went and found myself a free rebrandable ebook about traffic exchanges written by someone else that I could promote to build my list.

Here’s the page I came up with:

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Yes, that is Homer Simpson.

No, I don’t own the rights to that picture.

Yes, I probably could have gotten sued for using that.

Don’t worry.  I don’t do that any more and I recommend you don’t do it either.

But, even back then I was trying to do something that would stick out in the sea of generic affiliate pages that people were promoting in traffic exchanges.  Homer got people’s attention.  It worked.

I also knew the power of personal branding back then.  Yep, it’s the same picture I am still using today.  Seriously, build your brand!  It’s one of the best things you can do for your business.

What I didn’t know back then is the importance of keeping your squeeze pages “above the fold”.  What that means is that most people viewing your squeeze page in traffic exchanges or safelists are too lazy scroll down your page.  You need to try and keep all of your information within the viewing screen so people can sign-up without needing to scroll.

July 2008 – My Own Product

Around this time I started to see the benefits of creating my own free giveaway product instead of promoting one created by someone else.  I was still promoting pretty heavily in the traffic exchanges so I decided to write my own traffic exchange book.

Here’s one of the early squeeze pages I made for it:

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Yeah, that’s pretty bad.

But I still have my picture, it’s a decent headline, the bullet points are good, there’s a call to action, I changed the “submit” button, and I included a privacy disclaimer.

If only it wasn’t so ugly!

By the way, not too many people remember this book and I don’t recommend that you go looking for it.  It’s seriously outdated and there are much better TE books out there today.

In fact, forget you ever saw that page!

June 2009 – Professional Design

In 2009 I started launching my own membership sites to support my ebooks.  This was a step up from what I was doing before so I starting spending some money to have a professional graphic designer create my squeeze pages for me.

The result:

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Pretty nice, huh?

One of the things people don’t tell you about hiring a web designer is that you still have to do some work.  I assumed I could just pay someone some money and say “give me something awesome” but from my experience designers usually want you to tell them exactly what to do.  So I still had to write the copy and give them the general layout but the design is much better than anything I could have done on my own.

March 2010 – The Three Stooges

This is easily my most successful squeeze page so far.

It was originally a splash page but I recently remade it into a squeeze page that I could use to build my list.  It’s got a headline that you can’t miss and while the music may be annoying you definitely can’t ignore it when you are surfing.

Check it out:

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To make this I basically just chopped off the header from my website (to keep it “above the fold”), deleted all of the content, and added the squeeze page.

And in case you are wondering about the copyright issue… that particular episode of The Three Stooges has fallen into public domain.  I think that means I can’t be sued for using it… at least I hope that’s true.  I just wish there were more good public domain videos that I could edit into something like this.

Present – Fast and Easy Squeeze Pages

Lately I have gone back to making my own squeeze pages using AdKreator.

It’s rare but every so often I get a brilliant idea in the middle of the night for a squeeze page and don’t want to wait weeks for a designer to make it for me. With AdKreator I can make my own professional looking squeeze pages and have them online in less than hour.

Here’s one of my most recent squeeze pages:

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AdKreator is very simple to use and it’s a lot cheaper than constantly hiring graphic designers to make squeeze pages for you.  It’s also not nearly as embarrassing as some of the early designs I tried to make on my own.

So that’s it.  If you want to build your list you need a good squeeze page.  In most cases your squeeze page is going to be your introduction to your new subscriber.  Always put your best foot forward and do something unique that makes you stick out from the pack.

Also, don’t worry if your first designs suck because mine sure did.

27
Apr

Now that Easter is over things have finally quieted down a bit in the giveaway world.

The biggest event happening right now is the new program from Guido Nussbaum called “Traffic Gifts“.

Traffic Gifts is not your typical giveaway event.  It’s more of a mix between a giveaway event and a free traffic exchange.  While most events require you to sponsor other members to earn your rank with Traffic Gifts you can “surf” your way to the top.

It’s pretty cool.

If you haven’t tried it yet please click here to check it out:

http://trafficgifts.com/?rid=14

As for the normal giveaway events…

Here is the complete list of upcoming JV giveaway events that are currently seeking contributors for: April 27, 2011.

JV Giveaway Events

May 1 – Shop4Bizness Giveaway
Contributors: 92  Gifts: 73

May 17 – Giveaway Elite
Contributors: 55  Gifts: 54

May 17 – Memorial Day Giveaway 2011
Contributors: 90  Gifts: 65

 

You can find a complete listing of upcoming giveaways on the events calendar at: http://www.GiveawayTactics.com

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3
Apr

Here is the latest list of upcoming JV giveaway events that are currently seeking contributors for: April 3, 2011.

The #1 pick is still Guido Nussbaum’s “Easter JV Giveaway 2011“.  If you are not a member yet you have until Tuesday to submit your squeeze page before the big launch.

You can join by clicking the link below.

JV Giveaway Events

*April 5 – Easter JV Giveaway 2011
Contributors: 1590   Gifts: 83

April 8 – Red Devil Giveaway
Contributors: 217   Gifts: 172

April 11 – Realtime Listbuilder Giveaway
Contributors: 370   Gifts: 77

April 13 – Spring IM Giveaway
Contributors: 147   Gifts: 115

* Recommended

You can find a complete listing of upcoming giveaways on the events calendar at: http://www.GiveawayTactics.com

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