I Attend Online Internet Marketing Conferences

One of the biggest boosts I have gotten in my Internet marketer career happened when I started attending online Internet marketing conferences.  It it something I find myself constantly recommending to other marketers no matter what their experience level is.

I thought I would make a post listing some of my favorite online Internet marketing conferences that I try to attend as often as possible.

These conferences are all free!

These are not sales calls.  I always tell people that in these conferences there is no hype, no bs, and nobody will ever try to sell you anything.  It’s just a good place to network with other marketers and get the help you need from the people who are actually successful in this business.

Participation is totally optional.  If you want to ask questions and get involved in the conversation you will definitely get the most out of the experience.  However, if you would prefer to hang back and just observe what goes on you are more than welcome to do that too.

Affiliate Funnel
When: Every Saturday @ Noon EST
Hosts: William Brandt and Paul Kinder
Where: http://www.hotconference.com/conference,82001688

This was the conference that started it for me.  Affiliate Funnel brings to the table a wide variety of great guest speakers every week from around the industry.  The discussions are usually followed by an open q&a session where participants are free to ask any questions they have.  This is one of the largest weekly conferences I attend with dozens of big name program owners in attendance every week.  After the conference is over is not unusual to find owners offering incredible credit deals on their sites.  You would be amazed at the kind of deals you can find just from attending this one conference every week.  Highly recommended.


TimTech (T3)
When: Every Monday @ 7:00 PM EST
Hosts: Jon Olson, Tim Linden, and Justin Ledvina
Where: http://www.trafficexchangelive.com/room.php

This was formerly the conference to support TE Toolbox but with the recent forming of TimTech this conference is now covering all of their businesses under one umbrella.  This includes TE Toolbox, Sweeva, Adkreator, Click Track Profit, I Love Hits, and StartXchange.  The discussions are not limited to just these programs and often cover things like social networking, personal branding, list building, and starting an online business.


Tezak Traffic Power
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday @ 6:30 PM EST
Hosts: Tony Tezak
Where: http://www.hotconference.com/conference,ttpchat

This is mostly a conference dedicated to members of Tezak Traffic Power traffic exchange.  You will find lots of great information here about how to get the most out of using free traffic exchanges to promote your sites.  Plenty of prizes are given away to attendees making this a very fun a conference to attend.


SWAT Traffic
When: Every Wednesday @ 8:00 PM EST
Hosts: James Holmes
Where: http://swattraffic.com/seminarroom.html

Another traffic exchange related conference room presented by SWAT Traffic.  Here you will find a wider discussions about the traffic exchange industry as a whole and discover lots of new ways to improve your online business.


Get Referrals Fast
When: Every Thursday @ 8:00 PM EST
Hosts: Mike Paetzold and Jerry Reeder
Where: http://www.hotconference.com/conference,81842117

The Get Referrals Fast conferences are a more structured than some of the others listed above.  These conferences are serious online training classes covering everything from list building, traffic generation, content creation, and all the nitty gritty details of running a successful online business.  This is some of the best online training you will find and the fact that it is given away for free makes this well worth attending every week.


Traffic Exchange Live
When: Every Weekday @ 4:00 PM EST
Hosts: Jon Olson, Tim Linden, and Justin Ledvina
Where: http://www.trafficexchangelive.com

This one is probably my favorite.  It is much less structured than the other conferences.  We often joke that we discuss everything here except business.  That’s not really true because TE Live is really more of a daily 1-hour peek into the lives of some of the more successful online business owners.  You would be surprised how much you can learn about running an online business just from “hanging out” with the people who are doing it.  Highly recommended.

Build Your List, Build Your Business

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?

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!

Taking the Plunge with Traffic Wave

I’ve said many times before that a professional autoresponder is one of the most powerful weapons in any successful Internet marketer’s arsenal. Over the past few years Aweber has become accepted as the king of autoresponders based on their features and more importantly their excellent delivery rate. Until now Aweber was the only autoresponder I would personally recommend but it looks like now I will be making the switch to Traffic Wave.

I actually joined Traffic Wave once about 6 years ago. At the time I think it was an FFA site with an autoresponder feature and some kind of income opportunity that I didn’t really understand. I joined because I thought I could make money from it and of course I didn’t so I quit.

Over the years I have seen various programs pushing Traffic Wave as a way to make money.  Because of this I always assumed that’s what it was… an income opportunity with an autoresponder tacked on to make it appear legit. I even expressed this opinion at NMF a few months ago and was surprised when the owner of Traffic Wave, Brian Rooney, showed up to dispel this myth and prove that Traffic Wave is a real autoresponder with delivery rates that could compete with the best autoresponders out there.

I kinda forgot about it until a few weeks ago when Jerry Reeder and I got into a discussion about Aweber’s new form builder and the possibility of switching to Traffic Wave to offer a simpler solution for our readers. When Jon Olson decided to make the switch to Traffic Wave live on TrafficExchangeLive last week we both took the plunge with him.

I’ve spent the last few days playing with Traffic Wave and I am happy to say that it has improved from where it was 6 years ago.  Improved a lot!  Traffic Wave is the real deal.  From what I can see Traffic Wave offers all the features as Aweber along with a very accessible owner who understands the needs of Internet marketers like myself.

The price is a big factor too.  When I joined Aweber I must have locked in a monthly subscription price which is roughly the same as Traffic Wave.  At some point Aweber changed their pricing based on the size of your list.  I guess as a long-time member I was exempt from the price change because based on the size of my list I should be paying an extra $50/month at Aweber.  Traffic Wave on the other hand has a flat monthly fee no matter how big your list gets.

What makes my decision to switch to Traffic Wave really interesting is that Traffic Wave is also an mlm complete with a forced matrix and fast track bonuses.  A few years ago I stated that I was done promoting these kinds of programs because instead of trying to sell good products you always end up pushing the opportunity.  When people fail to make money with the opportunity they quit and the whole thing falls apart.

Traffic Wave on the other hand is a real competitive autoresponder service that I am happy to use and recommend with or without the income opportunity.  The fact that I can make a lot more money with it is just an added bonus.

I don’t personally have any problems with Aweber.  I still think it’s a great autoresponder.  But when it comes time to recommend an autoresponder based on price and features I will have to go with Traffic Wave now.

I haven’t started promoting Traffic Wave yet.  I’ll probably start by updating the links in some of my ebooks and adding it my downline builders.  Once I get a few referrals then i’ll probably start pushing it a little harder.

If you have been on the fence about getting an autoresponder now would be a good time to join Traffic Wave.  I can’t promise that you will make thousands of dollars a month just from being in my downline but if you choose to use Traffic Wave to build your list you can feel confident that you are getting a professional autoresponder service that will become the backbone of your business for years to come.

Sign up now to get a free 30-day trial.

Click here to visit Traffic Wave

Send Button Profits – Use Your Imagination

I had this brilliant idea last night while I was playing around with Jeff Dedrick’s “Send Button Profits” website.  You see, Jeff is going to stop accepting new sign-ups tomorrow night and I don’t think everybody understands what they are goin to be missing out on if they don’t join now.

So as I am going through the members area last night looking at all the tools I thought “Gee, if people could just SEE all this stuff there would be no question about signing up”.  So I decided I would get up this morning and record a video walking you through the members area showing you everything in the Send Button Profits system.

Unfortunately, I forgot that I “SUCK” at making videos.  Yeah, I just tried 3 times and each time I found myself blanking out with long periods of “Duhhhhh”.  Sorry!

Luckily, I am a fast typer so i’m just going to try and “describe” everything you are getting with the Send Button Profits system.

First, go here.

That’s the sales page.  I’m sure you’ve seen it by now.  The system is based around list building which I happen to love. Seriously, look at any successful Internet marketer and you will find that they all make their money by
promoting to their list.  That’s the big secret to making money online.  If you’re not building a list that’s probably why you have been having such a hard time.

Scroll down the sales page.  You will find that Jeff is giving away the system for free. Click the sign-up link and you will find that it asks for a credit card.  I’m sure that’s where most people leave.  Don’t worry!  Jeff is going to send you his training course in the mail.  You just need to cover the shipping. It’s $6.95 if you’re in the US and $12.95 outside the US.  Not much considering what you are getting.

In addition to the course you are also getting 30-day access to the Send Button Profits members area.  This is where it gets good…

(Ok, use you imagination.  This is where the video would go if I actually recorded it)

Here’s everything you get in the Send Button Profits system…

First there is the “List Building Webinar Video”. This is the 9 part training video that covers:

1. Overview
2. Basics for Building a List and Getting Leads.
3. Ways to Build Your List
4. Ways to Make Money From Your List
5. Offline Leads
6. Secrets to Using Affiliates and Joint Ventures
7. Create That All Important Relationship
8. Writing Emails That Get Opened and Make Sales
9. Ways to Get Traffic to Your Websites

Good stuff.  Worth joining right there.

But there’s more… under that there is the “Optin and Download Page Creator System”.  If you are a member of Instant Bonus Page (One of Jeff’s other programs) this is basically that.  It lets you create pages where people can download your products and Jeff hosts them on his site for you.

In addition to the download page creator you also get the “Optin Page Creator”.  You can get this as an upgrade at Jeff’s other site but it costs $77 there.  Here it’s part of the system.

I just want to say that the Optin Page Creator is awesome!  I’ve been looking around for a way people without web hosting and html skills can make their own optin pages.  This is the best thing out there.

Here.. I made this page in less than 2 minutes:


I didn’t write the bullets.  I just wanted to see what it would look like.  Pretty impressive and it’s super easy to do.

In addition to this you also get one that makes video optin pages.  Just record your video (if you’re not lame like me), upload it to youtube, and this will  embed it in the optin page for you.

And there’s more!

You also get 10 premade optin pages for programs like Ewen Chia’s “Super Affiliates” and Johnny Andrews’ “Money Siphon System”.  Just fill in your affiliate link and you are ready to promote.

Plus there are 20 more that come with a complete autoresponder email series.  Just add your code to the page, promote, and all the emails will be sent out with your affiliate links.

Like autoresponder emails?  You also get a series of prewritten emails for 5 more top clickbank product.  Just fill in your clickbank username and add them to your autresponder.

There’s also 5 mini profit packs.  These are 5 more products you can sell that come with opt-in page and autoresponder emails all setup and ready to go.

Want more?  This is probably my favorite…

You get 200 rebranable ebooks.  200!  Just enter your clickbank username and the books will all be rebranded with your info.  Give them away as freebies and if anybody buys the products in the books you make money.  The books are even rebranded with your Send Button Profits affiliate link so you can make even more money.  I love it!

There’s also the “Internet Marketing Guru University Membership Site”.  I don’t even know what that is. I’ve been so busy with the ebooks I haven’t had time to explore it yet.

Personal coaching from Jeff Dedrick and Liz Tomey.  Ok, that costs extra but if you need some extra help that’s pretty amazing that they are offering one-on-one help for anybody who wants it.

Want more?

Ok, how about 12 audio interviews on list building from people like Ewen Chia, Gary Ambrose, and James Grandstaff.  Nice.


How about 150 more clickbank emails that you can add to your  autoresponder?  Set these things to send out every 3 days and you won’t have to worry about writing emails for over a year.  That’s truely an automated system.

You also get ebook templates.  I wish I had these when I first started writing ebooks since I waste so much time trying to format stuff.  These are really well made.


You also get 50 videos showing you how to generate traffic to your optin pages.  This isn’t junk. This is a complete traffic training course.  I watched a few of them and they are really good.

Finally there’s even more templates for you to download.  There’s Twitter templates, OTO templates (I really like these), and even more squeeze page templates.


You can see why I wanted to record a video instead of trying to type this all out.  It’s actually much more impressive when you can actually see all this stuff and spend some time playing with it.

So, Jeff is going to close the sign-up page tomorrow (Tuesday) at Midnight EST.  You’re not stupid, you know it’s going to reopen again at some point but I don’t know if it’s going to be in a few weeks or a few months.

Yes, it’s all free (except for the shipping) and yes you will be billed after 30 days if you want to keep your membership.  Considering everything you are getting with Send Button Profits I think it’s safe to say it’s worth the price.  All you need is an autoresponder and the Send Button Profits site and you are set!

Try it and SEE for yourself.  Click the link below to join.


PS – Even if you plan to cancel before the 30-day  trial is up make sure you watch the videos and  download as many of those 200 rebrandable ebooks
as you can.  Man, I still can’t believe he giving  away all those rebrandable ebooks for free!