1
Jun

The Best Safelists for June 2012

Author: Jerry Iannucci

It’s June!

It seems that many people think that this is the time of year business slows down.  Ask anyone who has been in this business for a few years and you will know that this is the best time to really ramp up your advertising while your competition is lounging on the beach.

I think the biggest news this month in the safelist and VLB world is the release of the new LFMVM script for running viral list builder sites.  I’m using the original LFM script to run my ebook websites.  That script was later developed into one of the most popular traffic exchange scripts called LFMTE.  The new LFMVM script is very similar to LFMTE but works as a viral mailer.  Does this mean that there are going to be a whole slew of new viral list builders using the LFMVM script launching in the next few months?

Yes.

The first new LFMVM site rolled out about two weeks ago from Da Riley called 1 Modern Mailer.  It offers some unique features including earning a percentage of your credits back from any unopened emails.  Two more LFMVM sites quickly followed with Viral IM List from Amanda McEwan and Max Mailer Pro from William Brant.   No stats to share yet but hopefully this will be the first of many great new mailers to come.

Ad Master Safelist is now owned by Mark McCulloch.  I’ve seen this site around for awhile but never joined.  Now that Mark is in charge I decided to check it out a few days ago.  The design is nice but so far I haven’t had a chance to test it out much yet.  I will say that if you do join plan to spend a little money.  Ad Master Safelist has one of the best one-time-offers I have seen in a long time.  Of course you can still join for free but Mark has put together a crazy offer that will make almost anybody who uses safelists want to buy an upgrade.  I’m looking forward to seeing what Mark does to the site.

I joined a few new safelists at the beginning of last month.

Most of them sucked and aren’t worth mentioning.

One site that surprised me though was Solo Effects.  I joined this because it was ranked in List Hoopla.  It feels a little too much like a text ad exchange for me but it works just like a safelist.  So far so good.  You can check out my results in the stats below.

Speaking of stats…

You probably already know how this works.  Every day I am  using 30-40 safelists and viral list builders to send out ads for my free ebook Safelist Marketing Tactics.  I am promoting a lead capture page and I use a free link tracker to see how often my emails are read as well as how many new subscribers I receive to my list.  Every month I dig out my stats to see which safelists and viral list builders are producing the best results and which ones are wasting my time.  I then share those stats here on my blog.

I always like to point out that I do have upgraded memberships at most of these sites which often gives me the ability to send my ads more often than free members.  My ads are also very targeted to other safelist members which does help to increase my response rate.  Your results my vary.

Ok, enough of that.  Here’s the stats… 

  Hits Unique Signups Ratio
List Bonus 2005 69.00% 14 0.70%
TopTierMailer 2159 66.00% 13 0.60%
Your EZ List 1025 56.00% 12 1.17%
Viral List Builder Plus 1587 49.00% 11 0.69%
List Adventure 1307 51.00% 10 0.77%
Quick List Profits 337 55.00% 9 2.67%
List Surfing 2493 78.00% 8 0.32%
Genie Mailer 778 42.00% 7 0.90%
Solo Effects 1771 47.00% 7 0.40%
Adchiever 2984 67.00% 6 0.20%
Email-Hog 1263 71.00% 6 0.48%
EZ Profit List 472 53.00% 6 1.27%
List Outbreak 1000 58.00% 6 0.60%
Global Safelist 930 41.00% 5 0.54%
State of the Art Mailer 2494 71.00% 4 0.16%

 It was really a fight to the finish between List Bonus and the new TopTierMailer.  Of course Your EZ List and Viral List Builder Plus were not far behind.

Next month is going to be a condensed listing as I will finally be taking some time off to visit my family.  That means setting “vacation” mode for all my lists until I get back.  I expect there will be even more  new LFMVM sites out by then and it will be interesting to see how well those perform.

Before I go I always like to remind people that these stats are the result of my own personal marketing efforts.  I post these stats on my blog every month to show which sites are currently working best for me.  I provide this as a jumping off point for people who are looking for new safelists and viral list builders to try.  What works best for you might be something entirely different than what I have here but you will never know unless you are tracking your ads.  You can get the same free link tracker that I use from TE Toolbox.

Safelist Marketing Tactics
Click here to receive a free copy of Safelist Marketing Tactics 

5
Feb

Keeping Track of Your TE Commissions

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Hello and Happy Sunday!

About a year and a half ago I did a video walk through of a new site at the time called TE Command Post.

You can check out the video here:
http://www.getrichwithjerry.com/video-review-of-my-te-command-post/

TE Command Post continues to be one of the most useful services for traffic exchanges surfers that I have ever used.  When you are a member of dozens of traffic exchanges like I am it becomes extremely helpful to keep track of all of your credits on all of your traffic exchanges with just one click.

This past week TE Command Post added a new feature which makes it an even more invaluable tool… the ability to track all of the commissions traffic exchanges owe you.

Check this out:http://www.mytecommandpost.comAccording to TE Command Post I had over $400 in commissions owed to me that I had not yet received.  Now some of these sites do pay monthly and I just have not been paid yet this month.  List Surfing is a good example of this.  But many other sites require you to login and manually request your commissions be paid.  If you don’t know you are owed commissions you never get paid.

Just another reason why I believe TE Command Post is an essential tool for all Internet marketers who are promoting with traffic exchanges.

If you are not already a member then sign-up, select your traffic exchanges, and find out immediately who owes you money.


Click Here to Join TE Command Post

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!

31
Jan

Click Track Profit Launches Quietly

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Happy Monday!

As the giant ice storm is slowly moving into the midwest I wanted to take this  opportunity to let you know about a very interesting new launch I found out  about today from some of the biggest names in the TE industry.

Usually these programs get launched with a bunch of JV partners and a flood of emails in your inbox saying “Go! Go! Go!” but this launch was quite different.

There were no JV partners and no big hoopla. Hardly anybody knows about this program yet which means you are going to have the same opportunity to promote this system and make money from it just like anybody else.

So what is Click Track Profits?

Click Track Profit is a new training site that was designed to lead you from “clicking” to “profit” by simply following a series of easy to follow steps that are laid out for you inside the members area.

It’s super simple!

The CTP system is setup using a trickle down training program that will release new lessons to you over the course of your membership. That way you’re not overwhelmed with too much information at once and you can focus on doing the steps one at a time.

Here’s my link to join:
http://www.ClickTrackProfits.com

At the very least… go watch the video.

It’s hilarious!

Enjoy!

10
Jan

Autoresponder Profit System is LIVE!

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Hello and Happy Monday!

Big, big, BIG news today…

I have a new ebook and website!

Yep, after nearly a year of working on it today I am finally releasing my new ebook called “Autoresponder Profit System“.

You can check out the website here:

http://www.autoresponderprofitsystem.com

Like all of my other ebooks this one is free and there is an affiliate program to go along with it so that you can make some extra cash by giving it away.  Of course there is also the option to rebrand the book with your own affiliate links which will allow you to make even more money when people sign-up for the programs recommended in the book.

What’s it about?

Autoresponder Profit System is my “list building” ebook but with my own little slant on the subject.  I actually created it for people who may already have an autoresponder but might not know how to use it to build a list.  More importantly, it will show people how to “profit” from their autoresponder either by using it to promote various affiliate programs or by bringing more members into their primary business that they are already promoting.

Autoresponder Profit System also makes a great giveaway for people who already have downline members in an autoresponder.  So giving them this book greatly improves the chances that they will actually start making some money with their autoresponder thus keeping them in your downline every month.

I just checked my site stats.  The site launched an hour ago and already there are close to 200 members!  Whee!

I suspect I am going to be a little busy for the rest of the day but I would love to read your comments about the book.  Please click on the link below to download your free copy of Autoresponder Profit System and let me know what you think!


Click Here to Join Autoresponder Profit System

2
Dec

The Best Safelists for December 2010

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome to December!

Lots of stuff happened last month so let’s jump right into it.

Darren Olander launched Adchiever at the beginning of November.  This was probably one of the biggest launches i’ve seen so far for a new safelist/viral list builder.  The site opened with a pre-launch with the mailer scheduled to open a week later.  Unfortunately some technical problems kept the mailer from opening on time but it did eventually open.

Adchiever has a bunch of cool features to keep it’s members active.  Now that the mailer is open I am receiving 200+ emails a day which is a lot but the results have been worth it.  As you can see from the stats below even with only 2-3 weeks of mailings Adchiever is performing right up there with the best mailers.  If you are not a member yet this is definitely one to join.

Another new launch was Stefan Berg’s The Lead Magnet.  This one got off to a much slower start.  We just hit 1,000 members (1,001 right now) and opened the mailer last night.  I love what Stefan has done with this site and expect this to show some good results on my stats next month.

I wrote a review last month about a new software product called Safelist Genie.  Unfortunately my review wasn’t very positive.  I could probably make a lot of money by promoting this software but given the version I tested I could not recommend it to my readers in good conscience.  The good news is that the creator was responsive to my suggestions so hopefully I will be able to give it a second look soon. Safelist Genie is free for 15-days so if you want to try it for yourself be my guest.

There’s a new mailer coming soon from the creators of Sweeva. It’s still being developed and I am not supposed to talk about it yet so you didn’t hear it from me.  Shhh!

Ok, let’s get to the stats!

The stats you see below are my own tracking stats for several splash pages that I am rotating at various safelists and viral list builders.  I am upgraded in most of these sites and try to do the maximum daily mailings so please take that into consideration when deciding which sites to join.

Total Clicks Unique Clicks Action Sales CTA CTS
Quick List Profits 1,883 1,007 74 23 7.35% 2.28%
List Joe 2,323 1,554 125 18 8.04% 1.16%
Adchiever
1,562 1,188 106 16 8.92% 1.35%
StateoftheArtMailer 4,218 2,105 100 15 4.75% 0.71%
List Auction
1,216 638 36 13 5.64% 2.04%
AdTactics 3,325 1,040 84 12 8.08% 1.15%
List Zillion 1,238 657 41 12 6.24% 1.83%
ListBuildingMaximizer
1,336 639 35 7 5.48% 1.10%
List Effects
526 380 19 7 5.00% 1.84%
DownlineBuilderDirect 868 488 36 6 7.38% 1.23%

“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.

Go Quick List Profits! Definitely didn’t expect to see this one at the top of the list but this program is kicking butt.  This is a brand new program from my friend Kym Robinson.  If you’re not a member of Quick List Profits yet get in there now!

List Joe always rocks.  No surprise there.

And a big welcome to AdchieverAdchiever didn’t open until just a few weeks ago but this site is already delivering as promised.  I can’t wait to see how many sign-ups I get this month.

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

Of course I always like to point out these are my own personal stats and there are lot of different factors that go into getting these sign-ups.  Obviously your results may vary.  I provide this information as a guide for you to try out new safelists and viral list builders.  The only way to know which sites work best for you is to track your own ads.  You can get a free link tracker from TEToolbox.

 The Best Safelists for December 2010
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12
Oct

Ponzi Scheme Frustrations

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Hello again!

Sorry I haven’t been updating my blog as often as I would like.  I’m still around, I just haven’t had much time to write.

But today I am ready to rant!

Yep, welcome back!

So, lately I have been spending way too much time on Sweeva.  Frankly, i’m addicted.  Whatever.  In case you live under a rock Sweeva is a social marketing site / traffic exchange.  So by using it you are not only getting your site seen by other marketers but you are also getting to know a lot of other marketers socially who are promoting their own sites.

I guess recently it has really started to bug me to see how many talented Internet marketers I know are out there promoting illegal pyramid and ponzi schemes.

I know.  These programs have been around even longer than I have.   It’s not like I haven’t seen hundreds of them come and go over the years.  But it’s interesting now to finally see the faces and talk to the people who are promoting these programs in a social environment such as Sweeva.

Ok, for the record i’m no angel.  I’ve been known to bend a few laws in my time.  If I am in a hurry I might go a few mph over the speed limit.  I probably play the stereo in my car louder than I should and I might even admit to having a few mp3s on my computer that I didn’t pay for.  Hey, I’m like a modern day Jesse James.

Let’s be realistic here.  The police probably aren’t going to break your door down and haul you off to jail for promoting an affiliate link that might not be entirely legal, but does that mean you should do it?

As long as nobody gets hurt, right?

Wrong.

People do get hurt.

Money doesn’t just magically appear.

No program pays out more than it takes in.

The only way for you to make money in these programs is for other people to lose money.  Your success can only come from someone else’s failure.

Am I the only one bothered by that?

No, i’m not a lawyer or a judge.  I can’t pass absolute legal judgment over every site out there.  But if you are not selling a product or service and the only thing you are offering people is a money making opportunity then chances are it’s either an illegal pyramid scheme or an illegal ponzi scheme.

What’s that?  You program offers a product or service?  I guess that makes it legit, right?

Of course it does!

In fact, Bernie Madoff would be a free man right now if he had only thought to provide his clients with some ebooks and a rotating banner ad on his blog.

You can dress it up anyway you like.  If people are spending money on these things with the goal of making more money back then slapping on a worthless product or ad credits isn’t going to make them any more legit.

It’s frustrating to me though because sometimes I just want to grab these people and tell them what they are doing is wrong… but I can’t.  Who am I to tell them what they should or should not promote?  Right?

Look, if you have the money and you want to gamble it on one of these programs I don’t really care.  Maybe you’ll get lucky and eventually make a profit.  Congratulations on your wise business investment.

My problem is with the program owners and the people who use these programs to prey on newbies who don’t know any better.  The people who only care about making money and don’t care where it’s coming from.  To me that is more than just breaking the law… it’s just wrong.

9
Jul

The Great Sweeva Widget Hunt

Author: Jerry Iannucci

I just had a crazy idea.

What if somebody made a list of web pages that display the Sweeva widget?

We would then have a list of sites that we could visit every day looking for “prize” widgets and the owners of those sites would benefit from the extra traffic as well as winning half of the prizes.

Here’s the list of sites I have found so far:

http://www.GetRichWithJerry.com (this page)
http://www.TimLinden.com
http://www.HitExchangeNews.com/news
http://lynnm.net
http://www.WinterPerkins.com
http://traffic-exchange-news.com
http://morebloghits.info
http://www.imfaceplate.com/lynnm
http://www.DianeMerriam.com
http://froggyknows.com/blog/
http://goldpavedroad.com
http://traffictips.myccblog.com/
http://www.cashmaker5000.com/
http://www.lucidleads.com/blog/
http://www.youwanttraffic.com/
http://www.CouponCorner.com
http://catherinedwhite.blogspot.com
http://elite-soldier.blogspot.com
http://jerwinblog.com
http://nikki-m-morris.blogspot.com
http://theprofithub.webs.com/apps/blog
http://networkramblings.blogspot.com/p/join-me-on.html
http://www.mmaco.net/Ads4You
http://sirmalachismenagerie1.blogspot.com/
http://freebielandgateway.com
http://virtualhow2.com/
http://fundingyourdream.com/
http://en-money-ptc.blogspot.com/
http://www.firstchoiceinvestors.com/citygaze.html
http://www.caxtlazone.com/tep/indexTE.php
http://splash2.trafficapache.com
http://trafficexchangeplus.mysurfsite.com
http://ad.trwv.net/t.pl/32225/201689
http://herbs-n-oils.blogspot.com
http://swomguide.info
http://butterflywebworks.com/thebridges/index.php
http://philjansen.com/swom
http://downlinebuilders.info/programs.php
http://coshawsfi.blogspot.com/
http://www.triimart.com
http://www.articlefarms.com
http://vitalviralpro.com/m/26020
http://getcommissions.com
http://www.opportunities-home-business.com
http://squishycash3.blogspot.com
http://vitalviralpro.com/m/26020
http://getcommissions.com
http://www.opportunities-home-business.com
http://askralphlyon.com/home
http://www.1modernsolution.com/blog/
http:/blog.olbizsuccess.com
http://www.tonsoftraffics.com
http://www.mytraffic-pro.com/free_tools.html
http://thetrafficworkshop.com
http://freepesos.weebly.com
http://www.zenoval.com/sweeva
http://www.benjaminfitts.com
http://moneyorker.blogspot.com
http://wp.me/p16fK9-2H

All links should open in a new window.

When you visit each of these sites look for the Sweeva widget.  If it says you won a prize click it to claim your reward.

Want to see your page listed above?

Here’s all you need to do…

Step 1
If you’re not already a member of Sweeva join here: http://MySweeva.com

Step 2
Add the Sweeva widget to your website

Step 3
Submit the URL of the page showing your Sweeva widget in the comments section below.

Just in case you don’t know, Sweeva is a brand new social marketing website that allows members to interact with each other while looking other member’s websites.  The Sweeva widget is a little piece of javascipt that you can add to your website which either shows the current site being displayed on Sweeva or it displays your own personal Sweeva stats.

Occasionally the Sweeva widget will turn into a “prize” widget that looks like this:

Don’t bother clicking it.   That’s just an example.

Click the list of sites above to locate the real Sweeva prize widgets.

Also, don’t forget to check the widget on the right side of this page.

Have fun and leave your widget sites in the comments below!

29
Mar

This past weekend I had the opportunity to sit down and read a new ebook that is getting released today from Sean Supplee called “Take Action List Building“.

Take Action List Building does a great job of explaining the entire process of building a list including how to setup your autoresponder, how to make a squeeze page, how to get traffic to your page, and how to write follow-up  emails that make you money.

It’s a quick and easy read but this book is jam packed full of useful resources and  helpful tips!

Sean even added some really nice bonuses to the site including some  personalized squeeze pages and a 5-day email series that you can load right into your autoresponder.

And best of all… Take Action List Building is free!

Click the image below to get your free copy.

Take Action List Building
Click Here to Download
“Take Action List Building”

btw, if you are a TE user you are going to totally flip out when you see the offer Sean has put together for his new members.  Make sure you don’t miss it when you login because it’s the only time you’re ever gonna see it.

21
Feb

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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