How to Increase Your Email Open Rates

Before I begin, I’d like to point out that I think email is dying. Now, I think email will be around for years to come as it’s a great way to communicate with loved ones… But selling with it exclusively? I think it will be a fond memory in the coming years. In the meantime though, you may be wondering how to increase your email open rates. In other words, how the heck do you get more people to read your stuff? Well, for starters I should point out a solid average of email open rates in the Internet Marketing industry. 2-4% Yep, for every 100 people on your list, you’re going to get roughly 2-4 people opening your email. This isn’t including follow up sequences as those will typically have a higher open rate due to the nature of how they work. This may not seem like a lot, but in the email world, these are your averages. This is what you need to work with. So How Do You Increase Your Email Open Rates? For starters, I would suggest something most people would disagree with. Email your list everyday!  Here’s an analogy on why I think this is a good practice. When I was 17, I used to work at a gas station as a cashier. Every day, hundreds of people would come in and fill up their tank, grab a soda or snack and be on their merry way. You’d have your regulars. They’d come in every day, buy their signature product (a certain brand of soda, cigarettes, etc.) and leave. But there were those days when...

Take Control Over Your Traffic

“Traffic.” “Getting Traffic.” “How to Get More Traffic?” These are terms and phrases we all know too well. Any marketer will tell you that Traffic is the life blood of your business. But more importantly… “How to get traffic that converts?” Is the most important sought out question you need to be asking. – Some people have found success in Solo Ads. (I personally think they are a rip off, though.) – Some have found success in Banner Ads. (I’ve never touched them myself.) – Some make money by monetizing their Facebook pages, Twitter accounts and Google+ profiles. – While others find a great amount of success with CPV marketing. (Cost Per View). So the question remains…how to get traffic that converts? Well get ready for a little tip. It doesn’t matter what traffic source you’re using. What matters is what kind of control you have over that traffic. What does that mean? Let’s start by asking you a few questions. 1.) What is your cost per lead? I don’t mean how much you’re spending per click. I’m asking you how much you’re spending per subscriber to your list. 2.) What is your opt-in conversion percentage? If you sent 100 people to your offer, what are you averaging in terms of people giving you their email address? 3.) If you’ve made sales, what is your Cost Per Customer? In other words. How many leads (subscribers) does it take for you to get one customer? 4.) What is the primary source your traffic is coming from? For example, if it’s a solo ad. Where are these subscribers coming from? What lists...

You’re Probably Tired of Buying Solo Ads…

Let me guess, you’re here because you’ve been buying solo ads for a while now…but haven’t gotten any results worth writing home about. Don’t worry, you’re probably not doing anything wrong. It’s not what you’re doing or the product you’re promoting. It’s the quality of traffic you’re receiving. So before you go to Google and type “Buy Solo Ads”… Let me lay it out like a gangster. I’ve been marketing online for the last 2 years and I’ve spent literally THOUSANDS in solo ads. So I know your pain of how much of a money sink it can be. You see, most of the people on a solo ad vendor’s “list” are people who want free stuff. They want that free report, that free product, that free plugin or anything else with the word “free”. You could probably make a squeeze page with a headline reading, “FREE REPORT ON HOW TO NOT MAKE ANY MONEY ONLINE!” And you’ll still get subscribers clicking and giving you their email address. Free stuff is like crack to them. They need it, they crave it. But the moment you introduce something with a $ symbol attached to it. They freak out and unsubscribe. I’m here to tell you that there is a better (and affordable) way to get the quality of traffic you need to start making those commissions online than solo ads. If you haven’t already checked it out. You can do so by clicking the link below. >>7 Untapped Traffic Sources<< I’ll be completely upfront and tell you that this thing is $13. In fact, the video in that link gives...

How to Start an Online Business for Under $200

Before I begin, I want to point out that I’m a heavy advocate of investing in your business. I’ve personally spent thousands of dollars investing in my business and have made thousands of dollars in return from it. But let’s be honest. Not all of us have the opportunity to spend that kind of money starting out. So if you’re not in the best financial situation; what do you do? Well, if you are able to afford $200 or less. I’ll tell you. I think it’s important that I establish a few things first. 1.) Don’t expect to make millions. All of the things you’ve read that promise a $20 solution to untold riches are lies. You can certainly make money online on a shoestring budget, but it will take a little time to establish the financial goals you want. 2.) Give it time. You’re going to need to invest some of your time. You’re going to have to be persistent. With that said… How to Start an Online Business for Under $200 – The Tools You Need (Please note: Some of these links are Affiliate links. I do make a little commission off of them. But these are the tools that I personally use and recommend. If you’d rather not “reward” me. You’re more than welcome to Google the names and get them. You’ll be paying the same price regardless.)\ 1.) You need a domain name. ($8-15 a Year) There are countless sites out there that allow you register a domain name. I personally use GoDaddy. Their prices are fair (between 8 – 15 bucks a year) and I’ve never used...

Why Giving Up is a Good Thing

I may have only been doing Internet Marketing for roughly 2 years. But I can say something not many can. I Never Gave Up Here’s a pro tip: Internet Marketing is built around failure. What do I mean by this? Well, I’ve lost track of how many people I’ve talked to, mentored, had lunch with and befriended. Who just gave up too soon. They were so damn close to striking diamonds. But they decided it was just “too hard” or that they “weren’t getting results.” I’m here to tell you: STOP GIVING UP. For the love of freakin’ gosh. When you give up. That gives the next person a chance to succeed. Like me for example. I’m involved in an amazing affiliate program. In fact, it’s the highest grossing affiliate program I’ve ever been involved with. I’ve made thousands of dollars with little effort. (Yes, it took a little work. But it didn’t consume my soul.) By the way…there’s a reason I’m telling you this. This program works similar to other companies. You not only make commissions based on what YOU sell. But you also make commissions on what other people you sold sell. For example, allow me to conjure up a story. Meet Harry. (Yes I know that’s the comic book guy from the Simpsons.) He’s an ordinary guy, looking to make a little money online. So he goes online, starts to look at ways to make money. Comes across one of my ads. Clicks it and decides to buy the entry level product for $49. Harry’s happy because he feels he has a shot at making money....

The Most Important “Secret Tool” For Internet Marketing

Over the last 2 months. My business has been skyrocketing. I’ve nearly quadrupled the amount of traffic I get to my blog. I’ve doubled how many qualified leads I’ve been getting. I’ve helped twice as many people achieve success online than I have before. I’ve doubled my workload in terms of how many students I’ve taken on. Want to know what I’ve been doing? Want to know the most important “secret tool” for internet marketing? Well, before I get into that. Let me explain something. In order to understand what I’ve been doing. I have to explain what lead me to it. I’ve been Reading. Yep, that’s all. In the last 3 weeks I’ve read about 9 books. Some of them have been on self development. Others have been on marketing. But the most profound books I’ve begun reading? Are on copywriting. Now before I go any further. I’m not talking about “copyrighting”. Which is a legal term for business to allow others to distribute their content/products. I’m talking about copywriting. The art of writing copy. If you’ve read a sales letter and bought something from it. It was a result of copywriting. If you were at the local store and saw a magazine with a headline that made you pick it up and flip to that page. That was a result of copywriting. Copywriting is one of the most (if not the most) important tool in your marketing arsenal. When you learn how to write good copy, you can literally print your own money. Why is it so important? Think about it this way. If you know how to...

How to Get More Google+ Followers Through Circle Shares

In my last article, I showed you a guaranteed way to get more Google+ followers. In this article, I want to show you how YOU can take advantage of sharing and creating your own circle shares. At the time of writing this. I’ve been utilizing Google Circle Shares for roughly two weeks. I’ve gone from 68 people in my circles to 428. And I’ve gone from 100 followers to 728. So if you’re wanting to know how to get more Google+ followers through circle shares. Check this video out below. Feel free to add me to Google+ as well. (My profile is off to the...

How to Get More Google+ Followers Guaranteed

Over the last couple of years. Google+ has started to really expand its horizons when it comes to networking and usability. When it first came out. It was exciting, but that excitement quickly died down. It wasn’t until recently that I really started to see the power that Google+ has. I could list all of the benefits to increasing your google+ followers…but I’m willing to wager if you’re reading this post; you already know many of them. The biggest problem with getting more followers the old fashioned way is it is incredibly time consuming. If only there were a way to add a bunch of people with similar interests at once… HUZZAH! There is! In this article, you’re going to find out how to get more google+ followers in the fastest (and legitimate) way that I know how. I’m even going to break it down in a easy to digest steps so you can always come back to this post if you need a refresher. How to Get More Google+ Followers (I’ll be under the impression that you already have a Google+ account. So if you don’t have one… get one.) 1.) Go to CircleCount This site is a diamond in the rough. And the best part is it’s 100% free. Click the “Specials” tab. Then the “Circles” tab. Then finally the “Engaging” tab. 2.) Search for a Shared Circle On the next screen. Under “Search for a Shared Cicle:” type in something related to your industry. For example I put in “Marketing” or “Entrepreneurs”. 3.) Open a Circle You’ll see a handful of shared circles that show up...

3 Warning Signs You’re Marketing Wrong

You’ve been going at this for months, maybe even years but haven’t been able to make any headway. Don’t worry. You’re not alone. There are countless people struggling with the same marketing woes as you are. In fact, it’s easy to feel like you’re not making any progress but it’s even harder to see why. I am here to tell you that there are warnings you need to be aware of. If any of these apply to you. Change them. I guarantee if you do. You’ll start picking up the pieces to building a successful business. WARNING 1: No One’s Engaging With You. If you’re emailing your customers and prospects and trying to get feedback or any other form of communication but getting nothing in return. There’s a reason. There’s always a reason. Chances are you’re not creating value or information that is engaging to your audience. The best way to offer value and get your customers to engage with you is to understand who you’re audience is. Who are you marketing to? What do they want to achieve? What do they want from you? You are probably thinking, “How do I know that if they don’t engage with me?” That’s where you need to get creative. The best way to start writing to your perfect audience is to create an avatar. There are many guides out there on the internet that can help you get started. It just takes a little time to write one up and you’ll find all of your messages and information will be written for THAT audience. WARNING 2: You’re Struggling to Make Sales....

10 Reasons Why You’re Never Going to Be Successful (Part 2)

In part one of this article. I discussed 5 reasons why you’ll never be successful. They ranged from never implementing to implementing everything. You can check out the first part here. 6.) You Haven’t Set Goals in Writing One of my favorite quotes is, “Goals are dreams with a deadline.” And it’s 100% true. If you haven’t written down your goals. You’ll have absolutely no direction or time frame on getting it done. You may have “goals” in your mind of what you want to accomplish. “I want to make $1,000,000 a year.” “I want to lose weight.” “I want to find a better job.” But these aren’t goals. These are ideas. Even if you wrote those down. They still aren’t goals. Why? Because there is no deadline.  You need to establish a time frame on when you want to accomplish those goals. And to do that? You need to get specific. For example. Instead of writing down. “I want to lose weight.” You can write. “I want to lose 15 pounds.” But let’s press it further. You still need a deadline. “I want to lose 15 pounds by May 31st.” It’s getting better…but we need to get specific, remember? Besides, losing 15 pounds doesn’t really mean anything. So try something like, “I want to weigh 185lbs by May 31st at 9PM.” That right there is an example of how a goal should look. It’s specific, it has a time line and you’ll find writing goals down in this fashion is more effective than you can imagine. 7.) You’re Doing What Everyone Else is Doing I know you know the saying, “If...
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