10
Mar

Happy Thursday!

After over a year of waiting I am happy to announce that Viral Mail Profits has finally released their new mailing feature of the site which they are calling the “Direct Feedback Mailer”.

Now when you grab access to the world’s most effective mailer management
system you will also get a highly responsive mailer to go along with it… and you can get it all for free too!

In case you are not already a member of Viral Mail Profits I guess I should explain what the site is all about.

Viral Mail Profits is a must-have tool for anyone who uses safelists and viral list builders.

Imagine this…

* One place to manage all your emails
* One Place to save all your emails
* No more saving random swipe files
* No more time wasted looking for your login details
* No more wasting time logging in to all your mailers  just to find out you can’t mail for x amount of time
* No more missed mailings because you forgot you could mail.
* No more time wasted setting up tracker links
* No more signups missed, because you don’t know which emails convert best.
* No more money lost, because you don’t know which mailers are just plain
useless!
* And just too more to mention here…

And now with the addition of new mailer Viral Mail Profits just got even better!

If you are not already a member of Viral Mail Profits then now would be the time to join.

You can sign-up for free by clicking the banner below.

Enjoy!

13
Jul

TE Profits Gets a Relaunch

Author: Jerry Iannucci

The secret to making money on the Internet can be summed up in one simple formula:

Traffic + Conversion = Income

Easy, right?

And yet most people still struggle to make any real money online.

So what’s the problem?

You probably already know how to get the traffic.  If you’re using traffic exchanges you can easily generate a few thousand hits to your sites every day with very little effort.

The problem is the conversion.

Most people can’t figure out how to turn their traffic into cash.  They waste all of their time mindlessly clicking away and end up earning little or no money for their trouble.

What you need is a system that can convert your traffic into cash which is easy to setup and can generate long-term residual income.

One of the only online systems I have been able to find which can do this is called “TE Profits“.

I have been a member of TE Profits for at least two years.  If you have surfed at any of the major traffic exchanges in the last few years you’ve probably seen their splash pages.. many of them include a picture of the owner Scott Douglas (aka “The Dragonfly”).

I admit haven’t promoted TE Profits much because although I think the system is brilliant, the website I guess was just a little bit too confusing for new members which I think made it harder for them to see the forest though the trees.

About a week ago Scott Douglas contacted me and showed me the “new” TE Profits website that he has been working on.

What a difference!

The new TE Profits website is now so much easier to use.  Anybody can sign-up for this system and start putting Scott’s proven money making system to work for them today.

Scott just gave me the “thumbs up” that the new site is now open and ready for sign-ups!

You can join right here:

http://www.TEProfit.com

You will probably see me promoting this a lot more in the future.  I am a big fan of both Scott Douglas and TE Profits so I have no problem with recommending him or his program to anyone looking for ways to make money online.


Click Here to Join TE Profits

8
Jul

As I mentioned a few days ago I want to start doing more reviews of individual safelists, viral list builders, and whatever other programs I have been using lately.

The first site I want to review is “A State of the Art Mailing System“.  State of the Art Mailer is a relatively new safelist created by Jay Pause and Brad Webb which launched a few months ago.

A State of the Art Mailer System appears to be using a unique mailer script.  I would say it’s more of a safelist than a viral list builder but there are number of unique features that makes State of the Art Mailer stand out from other sites.

One of the things you will notice is that when you join you are first asked to look at 5 websites belonging to other members before continuing.  I guess this is the “viral” aspect of the program because when you refer people your ad gets displayed in the 2nd position for your downline members to view and when they refer people your ad appears in the 3rd position.  Upgraded members can also have their ads randomly displayed in the other positions.  This is supposed to generate hands free traffic to your pages.  I’ve never been crazy about these kinds of systems but whatever.  I have referred 2 people and my pages have so far gotten 8 hits.

You only have to do this when you first join.  Otherwise you get presented with a login offer from Jay and Brad along with an advertiser’s full-page ad.  You can earn credits if you view the full-page ad for 20 seconds or you can skip it and go right into the site.

The members area first appears a little confusing with 20 different menu options being presented to you.   The most important items are right at the start though with “Mail Now” being the very first.

So what makes State of the Art Mailer special?

SOTAM uses a unique mailing method called the “Button Escalation System” which rewards active members with the ability to send their ads to more members.  It’s a little confusing but there’s a really good video on the site which explains it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDG3Ui8RMJ4

Basically when you start out as a free member you can email 500 members every 7 days.  However if you are active and read enough credit emails from other members you can get bumped up to higher level buttons which let you reach more members.

You can also upgrade your membership which gives you automatic access to the higher buttons as well as the ability to email every 3 days instead of 7.  I purchased the 5000 button upgrade when I joined and so far have had no trouble reaching the 7500 button which allows me to email almost the entire membership every 3 days.

It’s been about 2 months since I joined and so far the results have been excellent. They even post live mailing stats in the members area so that you can see exactly how well the system is working.

According to my own personal stats from last month I received 3,430 visitors to my splash pages which resulted in 13 new sign-ups to my program.  That’s a pretty decent conversion rate but the fact that a site this new is producing numbers like this is very impressive.

There’s a bunch of other unique features such as the “profit sharing pool” for active members (I earned a whopping $2.09 last month) as well as an “instant recruiting” system which apparently is still being worked on and hasn’t been added to the site yet.

Overall I am very impressed with the State of the Art Mailer.  The site isn’t real pretty but the results are what counts.  I think Jay and Brad have created something really unique here and I am looking forward to what they have planned for the future.

To join A State of the Art Mailing System for free click the image below.


Click Here to Join A State of the Art Mailing System

1
Apr

The Best Safelists for April 2010

Author: Jerry Iannucci

This just in… Safelist marketing DOES NOT WORK!

Ok, now that i’ve gotten my April Fools joke out of the way… Happy April!

It seems that there is not much news to talk about in the world of safelist marketing this month.  Well, that’s not entirely true.  Global Safelist just hit 10,000 members.  That’s a pretty big milestone in anybody’s book.  Congratulations Doug!

List Building Maximizer just announced that they are giving away $1,000 in their referral contest which is running through May 31.  I’m pretty sure they are still giving away $1.00 per referral as well.  I can’t find any info about that on the site but I do keep finding random $1.00 payments in my account so it must be true.

Ok, That’s it for the news… let get to the stats!  These stats come from advertising my video splash page for Safelist Marketing Tactics.

Total Clicks

Unique Clicks Action Sales CTA CTS
List Effects
1,742 1,072 117 35 10.91% 3.26%
ListBuildingMaximizer 1,817 843 37 18 4.39% 2.14%
List Auction 1,646 1,028 47 16 4.57% 1.56%
List Joe 1,629 1,147 51 15 4.45% 1.31%
Elite Safelist 1,565 694 24 13 3.46% 1.87%
ViralAdStore 1,654 943 37 10 3.92% 1.06%
Got Safelist 4,041 1,595 44 9 2.76% 0.56%
FreeSafelistMailer 1,333 609 23 6 3.78% 0.99%

“Clicks” is how many people viewed my splash page.  “Action” is how many people clicked the link on my splash page to go to the main site.  “Sales” is how many people joined my site.  CTA and CTS are “clicks to action” and “clicks to sale”.  I ranked these safelists by sales but it is also important to look at the other numbers to determine how responsive each safelist really is.

Once again List Effects is killing it!  I just wish understood why.  The site is brand new and to be honest it’s not very pretty but somehow it is managing to blow away all of the competition.  I guess I gotta give props to Frank Salinas & Jon Atwood for releasing one very responsive site.

List Building Maximizer also continues to impress me.  For just being a regular credit based safelist it has managed to hang with the big viral list building two months in a row.  Same goes for Elite Safelist which seems to get better and better every month.

It’s great to see List Auction and List Joe back on top again.  I was getting a little worried last month when they started to slip in the rankings.  Both of these sites have been consistent performers for me and I would have hated to lose them.

I guess that’s gonna do it for this month.

Of course I always need to point out these are my own personal stats and depending on what you are promoting your results may vary.  I provide this information as a guide for trying out new safelists that you might not already be a member of.  It is important that you track your ads to find out which safelists work best for you.  You can get a free link tracker from TEToolbox.

 The Best Safelists for February 2010

23
Mar

How’s Your List Coming Along?

Author: Jerry Iannucci

I guess it’s been over a week since I have posted any of my list building articles.  I was just wondering, are you putting all this list building stuff into practice yet?

I know it can seem a bit complicated at times when you are trying to figure out how all these pieces are supposed to fit together.  It doesn’t help either that most of the lessons are getting spread out over time and might not make a lot of sense the first time you read them.

Wouldn’t it be easier to just watch an expert list builder at work and see exactly how he does it?

Well, that’s what you are gonna get…

My good friend John Guanzon has just starting allowing access to his exclusive “List Building Vids Club” and you can get in now at a crazy  introductory price!

John knows his stuff.  He has been list building for years and he is one of the
first people I talk to whenever I have questions about list building.

John is providing you with his complete step-by-step system that you can use to start building, growing, and profiting from your very own opt-in list of subscribers starting today!

Don’t miss this opportunity to join the List Building Vids club.  Click the link
below to claim your membership now.


Click Here to Join ListBuildingVids Club

1
Feb

The Best Safelists for February 2010

Author: Jerry Iannucci

It just occurred to me that putting the name of the previous month in the title of these posts make them appear outdated the second I post them.  So from now on I will be using last month’s stats to look forward at all the safelists I will be focusing on in the current month.

And it couldn’t have come at a better time because frankly last month sucked.  Not so much for the safelists but for my own productivity.  You can tell just by looking at how many times I updated my blog last month.  I spent yesterday doing absolutely nothing in preparation for being extra productive today.  Considering this is my second post of the day I guess that good but I had also planned on having this done at least 6 hours ago so maybe not so good.

Safelist news!  Oh boy we had finally had some excitement around here.  Usually not much usually happens in this industry but a few months ago some scum bag named Andrew Baxter thought it was be a good idea to create a software product that allows people to cheat credit based safelists.  Basically this software downloads all your safelist emails and clicks all the credit links for you meaning you never need to actually view the ads of other members.

This is exactly the type of software that nearly killed the safelist industry a few years ago.  If everyone started using this software then nobody would be viewing your ads which would make posting to safelists useless.

I happy to announce that last month many of the larger safelists began fighting back by implementing “cheat protection” in their emails in the form of captcha codes that must be entered before you can earn credits.  This and some other techniques appear to be working so far.  It’s also a great a way to find out who the cheaters are so their accounts can be removed from the safelist.

This change couldn’t have come soon enough.  It’s got to be assumed that there are always going to be a small percentage of people cheating but nobody has ever been stupid enough to do it so publicly.  These new security changes should hopefully make safelists even more responsive while cutting down on the number of emails being sent by the cheaters.

Here is the list I have so far of the safelists that have added some form of cheat protection last month for their members:

AdTactics
Elite Safelist
FreeSafelistMailer
Smart Safelist
Target Safelist

If you know of any others please let me know.

Update: Feb 2, 2010
Supreme List, List Building Maximizer, and Global Safelist have also added cheat protection.  Global Safelist is actually using a number matching test like you would see on a traffic exchange.  That’s awesome!

Oh, and if you one of the people who bought the cheat software from Andrew Baxter feel free to ask him for a refund.  I am sure he will be happy to assist you.  If not, I bet paypal will.

Ok, now the fun part.  Here are my safelist advertising stats from last month.  These stats come from advertising my video splash page for Safelist Marketing Tactics.

Total Clicks

Unique Clicks Action Sales CTA CTS
ViralAdStore 1,488 863 73 15 8.46% 1.74%
List Joe 1,668 1,203 69 15 5.74% 1.25%
List Auction 1,062 684 30 15 4.39% 2.19%
Got Safelist 3,801 1,539 45 9 2.92% 0.58%
Elite Safelist 1,423 750 33 6 4.40% 0.80%
FreeSafelistMailer 1,199 551 23 6 4.17% 1.09%
AdSolutionline 2,155 857 26 5 3.03% 0.58%
Global Safelist 1,521 750 27 3 3.60% 0.40%

“Clicks” is how many people viewed my splash page.  “Action” is how many people clicked the link on my splash page to go to the main site.  “Sales” is how many people joined my site.  CTA and CTS are “clicks to action” and “clicks to sale”.  I ranked these safelists by sales but it is also important to look at the other numbers to determine how responsive each safelist really is.

It seems like I received a drop in sign-ups from the big 3 list builders.  It should be noted that these sites are also sending out far fewer emails than they had been a few months ago.  It’s rare now that I am ever able to earn enough credits to send to the maximum number of members.  That means my ads are reaching less people but at least I don’t have to spend all day clicking for credits any more.

Everything else looks pretty normal though it will be interesting to see if the new cheat protection scripts will have much of an effect when I check my stats again next month.

As usual, these are my own personal stats and depending on what you are advertising your results may vary.  This information is simply intended to be a guide for trying out new safelists that you might not already be a member of.  Also, don’t forget to track your ads to find out which safelists work best for you.  You can get a professional link tracker from TEToolbox.

2
Jan

The Best Safelists – December Stats

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Just in case you haven’t already heard… Happy New Year!

Is it really 2010?  I was just getting used to the 00’s.

2009 was a great year for me and safelists.  I guess because of the success of my ebook some people have actually started referring to me as “the safelist guy”.  I don’t think I deserve that title yet but I do have some big plans for 2010.

Let’s get to the news..

It appears AdSolutionline upgraded their surf bar.  It now features a cool graphic spinny thing.  Unfortunately my sign-ups there started to go down around the same time.  Not sure if it’s related but I just put in a support email to make sure everything is working ok.

Elite Safelist had some problems last month too.  Seems there was a hard drive crash which took the mailer down for about a week.  Luckily the problem got solved and everything there is running smoothly again.  Unfortunately, the missed week did bring down my numbers down for last month.  Here’s hoping this month puts Elite Safelist back up where it belongs.

Probably the biggest news last month was the launch of Viral Mail Profits.  This thing is really sweet as it manages all your safelist accounts from one location.  I am told they will be adding a mailer to the program very soon and I expect it to really blow up after that.  If you haven’t joined Viral Mail Profits yet, do it now!

Ok, let’s get to the stats:

Total Clicks

Unique Clicks Action Sales CTA CTS
List Joe 2,175 1,599 123 29 7.69% 1.81%
ViralAdStore 1,714 934 84 28 8.99% 3.00%
List Auction 1,059 718 66 17 9.19% 2.37%
FreeSafelistMailer
2,151 1,061 46 11 4.34% 1.04%
Got Safelist 3,948 1,721 49 10 2.85% 0.58%
Elite Safelist 1,534 799 37 5 4.63% 0.38%
Global Safelist
1,741 868 15 5 1.73% 0.58%
AdSolutionline 2,820 1,140 44 4 3.86% 0.35%
Smart Safelist 783 373 11 4 2.95% 1.07%

“Clicks” is how many people viewed my splash page.  “Action” is how many people clicked the link on my splash page to go to the main site.  “Sales” is how many people joined my site.  CTA and CTS are “clicks to action” and “clicks to sale”.

I should probably mention that these stats came from promoting my SMT splash page.  So depending on what you are promoting, your results may vary.

Are you tracking your ads?  Don’t just rely on my numbers.  When you use a link tracker to track your ads you will always know which sites get the best results for you.  To get you own free link tracker… CLICK HERE.