Scams and Limited Markets

Scams and Limited Markets – Guest Post – Robin Joyce

What is a scam?
-a dishonest way to make money by deceiving people;
-a confidence game or other fraudulent scheme, especially for making a quick profit.
It is a scam if NOBODY makes any money from it (except the fraudster).

What is NOT a scam?
If you do not profit, but other users do, it is not a scam.
You need to have provided the time and skill required to make any product work.

Read reviews before buying
I have saved a lot of money and time by Google searching
‘review + product name’ or ‘review + product creator name’.

You need to read the first 3 pages of results to find independent reviews,
as many are written by affiliates, using text supplied by the creator (and not objective).

Reviews are useful to understand the product:
is it what you need and are you capable of operating it?

Better reviews will explain the upsells (oto) and the value they add.

If you have booked a webinar, check the reviews so that you will know the
product and price.

For you, no purchase means no loss to a scam.

Criteria of a scam.

Legit-Review.com applies the following
6 criteria in reviewing products:
1. Are they providing so many false promises, or not?

2. Real Users’ Experience Rating.

3. Is there any Honest Money Back Guarantee or not?

4. If they have any Scam Approach or not?

5. Our Expert Team rating after using.

6. If there are so many OTOs, UpSells, DownSells ?

1. Are they providing so many false promises, or not?

This is not easy for the buyer to know, unless the promises are too incredible.
Key promises are that ‘a newbie can do this’, ‘you do not need a site, list..’
can secure a sale and have to be true.

One of the key failings of products is their inability to generate traffic without
depending on spamming.

As most newbies lack a list, traffic has to be resolved for the product
to be of any value.

For most products, I will need support.

Often, I send a question to the seller during the launch period.
I am amazed that many questions either are never (!) answered,
or take 3-4 days to receive a reply.
From this, I can judge that support will be substandard.

2. Real Users’ Experience

For a new product, only insiders (including beta testers) will have had a chance to evaluate it.

You need to wait until late in the launch period, with the hope that independent reviews will be published.

If none is found, you have a choice:
buy it with the discount and bonuses,
or buy later when reviews are available.

You might find reviews of the product creator. If the creator has an excellent reputation for value, this is probably going to be a quality product.
If the reputation is negative…..

3. Is there any Honest Money Back Guarantee or not?

This seems straight forward, as you see one at the foot of each sales page.
However, some vendors do not pay out, or use delaying tactics.
My sites were with a reputable host, which abruptly terminated hosting in the
middle of the year. (I am now happily hosted by D9.)

A refund for the refusal to continue hosting? No.

If you pay by credit card, in some countries, you can reclaim from the
card company.
Otherwise, you need to check the rules of the market: JVZoo, Warrior+Plus, etc
and Paypal for resolution.

4. If they have any Scam Approach or not?

Webinars provide opportunities to avoid searching questions, as well as creating
the greed atmosphere with luxury cars, houses, pools, sun tans
(I do not mean to boast = I do mean to boast).

Webinars give you little written information to review afterwards.

In contrast, you can check a sales page and email the vendor.
Which affiliates are promoting it?
If Partnership to Success folks are involved, I am happy.
If not, I am wary.
Checking testimonials is useful (even if it is often boring) to understand
the challenges and how the product (and buyers have met them). If the
testimonials lack product detail, you may need more assurance about the product.

5. Our Expert Team rating after using.

You may have to wait for this until after the launch period, but some independent reviewers move quickly.

6. If there are so many OTOs, UpSells, DownSells?

OTOs, UpSells, DownSells are components of a sales funnel, which is needed to grow a profitable business.
Once the buyer has bought the initial $9.95 product, other more-expensive products are offered.

The issue here is whether, or not, the initial product can fully function
without buying other products.

In an honest sales funnel, the additional products will make the initial product work better, faster or provide additional sales, but the initial product should not need other products to operate as promised.

If this is not the case, the buyer might have to spend $50 or more to buy the combination of products to function.

A lesser issue, but sharp practice, is to offer an upsell at $49; then, if it is refused, the same product combination is offered at $29.

This is cheating any buyer who paid $49. An honest downsell is to reduce the $49 package, by a bonus or two, to offer it at $29.

Reviews often identify this cheating and save you money.

Limited Markets
These are not scams, but offer buyers less than they might expect.

Arbitrage (risk-free profit):
This is buying in one market and selling in another market at the same time.

Apart from having to buy as well as sell (twice the work), a risk-free profit appeals to most of us.

I teach arbitrage and it always disappears quickly.
You have to be fast in and leave before the rest arrive.

There is no mass market for arbitrage.

Also, the software designer/seller has a head start on you for the same business.
We have chosen making money online as it has millions of potential buyers.
The buyers are far less in the following examples:

Domain Names
A number of professional firms operate in this market. Between them, most of the arbitrage opportunities have been recognized and eliminated.

Why do you think that you will repeatedly find what they cannot?

The only people interested in robinjoyce.com are me, those who share my name
(and want a website with our name) and speculators who want to hold us to ransom. Nobody else!

Today, we can use another suffix (mine is .site) to avoid dealing with the speculators.

Also, the speculator has to buy, or control, the domain name. This is an investment in inventory.

Done for You System for Physical Goods- Arbitrage from Selling Books

A new service received a large amount of coverage about 6-9 months ago.

It is a done-for-you system of buying books cheaply from US book stores and selling them to Ebay/Amazon in the US.
You rent the software, anywhere in the world.

It will identify where you can buy low and sell high (arbitrage), you make the buy/sell transaction and they will transport the books for you.

Risk-free profits! Nothing could possibly go wrong, could it?
I left this great opportunity alone, possibly missing out on earning a fortune.

My reasoning:
The software designer/seller has a head start on you for the same business (books).

Everybody was focused on the same books sector
– market saturation
– too many people eating from one plate.

Even if everything is done for you, the risk is yours.

You are dealing with only two buyers:
Ebay and Amazon, who control (and can change) the price.

Complaints reported:

1. Profit margins falling to almost nothing (standard in arbitrage opportunities).

2. Postal delays, books arrive late, and Amazon has cut the price.

3. Long time to find opportunities.

I would add:

if anything went wrong, I am 8-10 time zones away, possibly asleep, and have
few US contacts who can help in such operations.

Finally, from the complainant:
‘I will be requesting a refund but they had some funky 365 day refund policy implying they weren’t going to refund anyone until they had tried the system for 365 days.’

I suggest that you fully understand how such novel systems work before investing
and know who is responsible for what.

Done-for-you does not guarantee that it is risk-free and trouble-free.

If you see Arbitrage and/or Risk-Free Profits in a promotion, be skeptical,
very skeptical!

Review and understand products before you buy them.
You will be glad that you did.

Profitable business as it should be done
Buy from the top IM people. They have earned their reputations from providing value
to thousands of satisfied customers. Following their methods brings you success.
The place to start is on this website. Check the wonderful products NOW!

Also, there is an excellent complementary product, which is the complete works of
a leading UK internet marketer with a global reputation:
Michael Cheney ‘s 7-Figure Franchise is the best compilation of his work and the only external course material John endorses on his excellent Partnership To Success program (on which I am privileged to be a student).
It will make you serious money.
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Sincerely,

Robin Joyce

This is a Guest Post written by Robin Joyce.

My Recipe for Internet Marketing Success

What happens when you blend quiet desperation, an entrepreneurial spirit and a few bitter surprises?

You might just end up with a winning formula for sweet online success…

Four years ago, I was spending 40+ hours every week in a soul-sucking, mind-numbing, life-wasting job. I would sit in my dingy little office that wasn’t even really an office; in my half-broken chair; doing a bunch of mindless, boring work in exchange for an insultingly tiny so-called salary. I was constantly struggling to pay the bills and keep food in the house. There was never enough money left to do or have anything special – ever!

Every day, in spite of the distress I felt, I reminded myself of my life-long dream of owning my own business. I had many failed offline attempts behind me, I suppose just to keep me feeling trapped in that dead-end pit of despair… but, still I dreamed every minute of my work days about getting out of there and being my own boss. I wanted to use my love of food and my knowledge of health and nutrition to help people to improve their lives while bringing in a reasonable income for my efforts.

And, then life intervened to change everything…

First, my eye-sight which had always been very limited, began to further deteriorate. This led to a surgery that was supposed to improve my vision, but which actually resulted in near-total blindness.

Then, as you may be predicting, my full-time job of more than 11 years was snatched away from me in the blink of an eye. Oh sure, lots of politically correct excuses were thrown around having to do with corporate restructuring and similar nonsense. But, obviously, it was because of my blindness and the refusal of the company to even try to provide reasonable accommodation for me so that I could continue to do my work. You may be thinking how terrible this must have been for me and my family… But, it has turned into one of the biggest blessings of my life…

Once I recovered from the shock of losing my vision and my income, I adjusted to the stress and uncertainty that comes with being unemployed, I began to pick up the pieces and search for ways to survive the personal and financial disaster. It was in this apparent crisis that I found several opportunities for generating income online and was delighted to discover that I could share my passion for natural health and great food and make money at the same time.

A few months after my job ended, I bought a course called Inbox Blueprint (Thank You Anik Singal!) – followed by many other IM products, and thus began my immersion into the world of internet marketing. I was the very definition of newbie and made a ton of mistakes to prove it…

Fast forward a couple of years – and believe it or not, I’m actually making this online marketing thing work for me. It has been anything but easy – there definitely is not a button out there that you can push to start filling buckets with money as it falls from internet heaven (believe me, I looked)… But, I am slowly, steadily, sometimes painfully, and with much help from some very talented sighted people, actually making it happen – and if I can do it, anyone can do it.

The beautiful part is that now I get to write about food and healthy living every day and never ever have to call someone else “boss” again. You can see the fruits of my labor of love at: http://www.naturalhealthwiseblog.com

This is a Guest Post written by Karen Mcray.

Online Business Success Checklist

Online Business Success Checklist

Let’s start with some facts:
A lot of jobs are now replaced by machines / AI (artificial intelligence) – According to an article on Business Insider, it is expected that more than 3,500 retail stores will be closed in the next few months in the US. That would mean there is a huge job cut happening. There are lots of reasons why this is happening, one of it being the popularity of ecommerce.

Mobile devices vs computers – very obvious: what is the main device that you use to check your emails these days? Do you wait until you sit down in front of your computer in the evening, or simply check your emails with a quick swipe on your mobile phone?

IoT (Internet of Things): A lot of devices are now connected to the internet and data can be accessible remotely online. That includes even the microchips of some cows in the farms!

Purchase behaviour change – with the ease of buying online, and also the rise of auction / shopping sites like eBay, Amazon, TaoBao, AliExpress, and various online stores, we don’t really need to go shopping anymore (well, apart from the enjoyment, if you do enjoy it). Shopping can be done entirely online, from the comfort of our homes.

Why are these facts important? For me, these clearly show that we are in an entirely new era. An era where people are living a ‘connected’ life – everything is around the internet.

That simply means that if you want to run your own business, it needs to be online.

Running an online business, especially when starting up, also has its benefits:
Very low cost upfront: you only need a computer with an internet connection. You do not need to rent an office, hire any staff, buy furniture etc. That means you can save a lot of money to invest in marketing instead and you can start right the way!

Accessible anywhere: as long as there is a reliable internet connection, you can basically run your online business anywhere you like. Beaches with a cocktail, on a cruise, when traveling… you name it.

Fast turnaround, fast results: things happening online are so fast, that you can shorten the buying cycle tremendously.

Easy to optimize: every marketing effort that you have done online is trackable. It is very easy to identify what does or does not work, hence very easy to optimize your marketing effort to get best results.

There are several items that can assure you to be able to run a successful online business: Have the right infrastructure in place A large part of online business can be automated, when you have the right infrastructure setup.

What you would need is:
– A good web hosting account
– A WordPress website setup
– A good email marketing service a.k.a. auto-responder
– An easy-to-use page builder

In a nutshell, you need a place where you can quickly setup a squeeze page and place a form on the page which feeds email addresses into an auto-responder. You would be able to build a list that you can keep marketing to. This is commonly known as “List Building”.

You can follow the step-by-step instructions of my ebook, 3 Steps to Profit, to have this built.

Promote a Lucrative Offer: Affiliate marketing is quick and simple. Basically, you sell a product, and get a commission. However, a lot of ‘affiliate marketers’ are only earning a few bucks here and there. This is because they don’t understand the power of upsell. You need to find an offer which has a low-priced front-end product (hence it is very easy to sell) and then a high-priced back-end product would be treated as an upsell.

Scalable
A common perception amongst affiliate marketers is that SEO (or free traffic in general) is a long term strategy. Let me point this out, that’s not quite the case.

In fact you should be good in driving quality traffic, and this can be done much faster with paid traffic methods.

Eg. If you use Solo Ads to drive traffic to your offer, then once you have optimized your campaigns right, you can easily scale it up with buying more traffic. You cannot scale up your business if you rely purely on SEO.

A Proven System
It is very true that there is no point in reinventing the wheel. You don’t have the calling or mission to create the most original and unbeatable money making business here. (OK maybe you do, but let’s start small.)

The easiest and fastest way to build a successful online business is to follow a good, proven system. A system that somebody else has spent their hard-earned money to test and tweak, and you simply deploy it to earn the cash.

All you need to do is to grab a copy of an ebook named “Wifi Millionaire” to get yourself started. For the price of a cup of coffee (or less), this is really a no-brainer.

From Wifi Millionaire, you will learn how to utilize an already-proven system, to run a lucrative online business from anywhere in the world with Wifi connection.

This is a Guest Post written by Leo Chan.

Leo currently runs a blog on which he writes information on how to run a successful online business. You can read his blog here: http://www.leochanonline.com

Affiliate Marketing for Beginners: How Does It Work and How Do You Make Money With It From Home?

Affiliate Marketing for Beginners: How Does It Work and How Do You Make Money With It From Home?
There are many ways of making money online, but affiliate marketing is one of the easiest and most lucrative ways there is.

So what exactly is affiliate marketing and why is it such a simple, yet effective, way for absolute beginners to make money online without having to spend too much in either time or money, and, without having to have any previous experience or expertise?

Here’s how Wikipedia defines affiliate marketing:
“Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. The industry has four core players: the merchant (also known as ‘retailer’ or ‘brand’), the network (that contains offers for the affiliate to choose from and also takes care of the payments), the publisher (also known as ‘the affiliate’), and the customer.”

Here’s how I like to explain it:
I want you to picture yourself at a gathering in a venue to which lots of folk have been invited, the vast majority of whom you have never met before.
You’re having a great time, meeting and chatting to lots of really interesting people. One women in particular (Jane) tells you that she runs a very successful business selling a brilliant product that helps people with a very specific problem (X). She even explains what makes her product so unique and how it has been proven to turn thousands of people’s lives around.

Now, later on, you are introduced to a guy (John) who, during your conversation, tells you he is very anxious to find a solution to his problem, which happens to be (X) too. He’s tried lots of stuff without success and is now absolutely desperate. But, wait a minute, how lucky is he? Didn’t you talk to somebody earlier who probably has the solution he’s looking for?

So you go on to explain how you had met this women who has this brilliant product that has been proven to help people just like him. You even explain the benefits as she described them to you.
You can see that John is getting excited and, being the helpful person you are, you seek out Jane and introduce John to her. After the introductions are over you excuse yourself and leave them chatting as you continue circulating and enjoying the evening.

Near the end of the evening, Jane comes over to tell you that John is coming into her store tomorrow to have a look at the product and, if he buys, she’s going to send you a 30% commission; so could you give her your address please? And even though you protest that “…there’s really no need, I was glad to help you both…” she’s very insistent, so you give in and give here your details.
Anyway, about a week later, having completely forgotten about the whole episode of course, you are pleasantly surprised to receive a thank you note and check through the post for $90. Jane had followed through on her promise!

Did you see what happened there? How easy was that?
Think about it; all you did was meet a “potential buyer” at a “venue” where you got them excited about a solution to their problem, introduced them to the “vendor” who closed the sale at their “premises” and paid you a commission for the referral.

Nice illustration, I hope you agree, but how does this translate into making money with affiliate marketing from the comfort of your own HOME?
Well, think of it this way…

The “venue” is your website where you’ll promote the benefits of the vendor’s product(s). “Potential buyers” are people with a common interest or problem who you attract to your website. “Vendor’s premises” is the vendor’s website where the actual sale transaction will take place.

That’s really all there is to affiliate marketing:
1. Identify a section of the general population that has a common, but pressing, problem or need (a niche market), e.g. acne, foreclosure.

2. Find a product (physical or digital) that has been proven to solve that problem or meet that need, and already sells well in that particular niche.

3. Sign-up for free as an affiliate for the product through an online affiliate network which brings together product vendors and affiliates.

4. Promote the product on your website which will contain sought-after information about the niche and the product.

5. Attract tons of targeted (i.e. niche) visitors to your website.

6. Get them to click on your unique affiliate link that takes them to the vendor’s website where they can buy the product.

7. Get a commission automatically paid into your bank or PayPal account whenever someone you referred buys the product.

And none of these things is difficult to do: you don’t have to be “techie” or have any specialist knowledge or experience. In fact, once set up properly, nearly everything works on autopilot, so you can make money even as you sleep!

But, you may ask, why would a product vendor pay me a commission for promoting their stuff? Doesn’t that reduce their profits?
Well, yes and no!

Certainly, their profit on the items that are sold off the back of your website would be less than if they sold them themselves. But that’s the point: if you hadn’t put those buyers their way they wouldn’t have made those sales in the first place.

In fact, every sale they make via an affiliate like you is additional income they otherwise wouldn’t have had, plus, they didn’t have to do any marketing for it at all. You took care of that.
And every sale they make from prospects you send to their website means an automatic commission to you. So it’s a win-win situation!
And I say again, it’s not difficult to do; you just have to know the right way to go about it.

So, if you’re just starting out or you’re an affiliate marketer that is struggling, please click here: http://johnsalternow.com where you’ll get FREE step-by-step training on how to start making money online in as little as 48 hours.

This is a Guest Post written by John Salter.

12 Tips To Get More Visitors To Your Blog

Finally. Your blog article is finished and you’ve placed on your website. But how do you get more visitors and comments on your blog? In this article, you will find 12 tips to get more out of your blog.

1. Check the title of your post: Is it a catchy title that curiosity and invites the reader to read? Titles in the form of a question often do well. Especially when it is combined with the promise of a solution. For example, “Enough of [the problem]? 10 tips to achieve [the solution]. Also be “video” and “Checklist” often provide more clicks.

2. Check the title of your post again: Is there a common search term? Find your topic in the keyword tool from Google, choose appropriate keywords with high search volume and use that word in your title. And in the first paragraph and the “meta-text.”

3. Provide an inviting and representative “meta-text”: This is the text that the search engines for search results. With a well-written meta-text, you can still get ahead of your competitors who do not bother to do this in Google. How to tackle this you can read in this article: “Get you there neatly into Google’s search results?”.

4. Help the hasty reader: Readers on the web scan the text. So make between headings, lists and make the essential words bold. And ends with a clear call to action. What is a logical next step after reading the article?

5. Bring your followers by mail about: Of course, you have a full mailing list with loyal readers who are waiting for your article see before you “send” click a moment the subject of your email. You can of course just use the title of your article, but you do have to be processed in any keyword. Can you change something in the subject line in order to increase the likelihood that the email will open faster?

6. Write a tweet: Usually I use the meta-text of my blog article as a basis and make a short version. A tweet contains fewer characters, there is still a link to the article and perhaps a hashtag.

7. Write a LinkedIn update: Here I usually use the meta-text of the article, including the link to the article on my website.

8. Be a Facebook update: On Facebook, you have the most room to draw attention to your blog article. Still, it usually gives the best results if you remain concise and link sets in the first (visible) paragraph. Always ask for a response and a “find-me-like ‘. Oh yeah, Google+ still take a while? So you yet again earn some extra points for your “PageRank” in Google.

9. Put the title and link in the signature of your email: How many emails you send a week? Quite a lot, I guess so. A good opportunity for that classroom activities can also be used to draw attention to your valuable article, right?

10. Ask if you can have another guest blog writer: You certainly know entrepreneurs who have the same target market as you, but not competitive. Discuss with them once the opportunity to occasionally write an article on each blog and ask them to link to you regularly in their own articles.

11. Post comments on blog posts and social media updates from others on websites of other operators (groups): Facebook pages and groups on LinkedIn and Facebook with lots of activity. Please note that you will remain relevant and valuable.

12. Find people who need your help: Look for the topic of your blog post to Twitter and LinkedIn groups. Maybe your blog article is the answer to a burning question asked there. Genuine assistance is one of the best ways to get more followers…

For more information on Affiliate Marketing and building a Real online business, Go here => http://www.enliwen.com/

This is a Guest Post written by Ravi Kiran.

Is Your Online Business Like a 3D Puzzle?

Most people decide to start an online business the wrong way. They start with a product or an idea, slap up a website and sit back to wait for the hordes of traffic to come in.

They shortsightedly see their business in a one dimensional way and so the business flops.

A successful business is like a 3D puzzle that has all of the pieces put in place from every angle.

Level One: Research

There are several questions you must ask before building your business:

1. What niche are you going into?
2. Is there pain in that niche? Are people desperate for a solution and willing to pull out their wallets.
3. Who exactly is your target audience?
a) Male, Female or Both
b) Age group
c) Income Level
d) Education Level
e) Where do they hang out online
4. What are their main concerns? This can be determined by surveying them and getting the answers straight from them.
5. What products are already on the market to help them?
6. Can you create a better product that is better than what is out there or will you market someone else’s products with a great reputation?
7. How much competition is there in the market?

Level Two: Building the Foundation

1. Create a siloed site around the questions and keywords they use
2. Create a product that solves their problems or get permission to market someone else’s products.
3. Create a sales funnel, including sales letters, upsells and downsells
4. Create an autoresponder with follow up messages and a free report for list building
5. Create you social media accounts – Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, etc….
6. Link your social media accounts to your website
7. Create an IFTT account or syndwire account to syndicate content.
8. Join Forums, groups that these people congregate in and build a relationship before you market to them
9. Form JV alliances, if you are marketing your own product

Level Three: Launch and Market

1. Create Marketing materials for your affiliates and any JV partners
2. Announce your launch, if your own product, on sites like Muncheye
3. Launch
4. Promote on Facebook Twitter, Linked in, Youtube, Forums, etc..
5. Create PPC and Retargeting Campaigns
6. Continue to interact with your target audience, continue building relationships, along with selling your product
That is the basic framework of your 3 Dimensional Business Model. Go through these steps and you will be 90 percent ahead of your competition.

*Want a completely done for you business, where all you have to do is market? Go to:* http://www.AffiliateMentor.org

This is a guest post written by Caterina Christakos.

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Regards,

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5 Ways You Can Reuse Your Content For Profit

We have all heard it…Content Is King! But I have seen so many people struggle to keep up with fresh valuable content. Are you on the same boat?

Today I want to share my content strategy with you. It’s all about working smart, NOT hard.

Ok, so here’s the thing…who says you have to keep coming up with fresh content to get new traffic. As long as you are creating valuable content the first time, then you can reuse your content multiple times to reach traffic from multiple sources. Sounds simple enough, right?

Let me introduce you to my content circle. The content circle is made up of:

  • Forum Posts
  • Blog Post
  • Facebook Live
  • YouTube Video
  • Facebook Ads

You can start from any point of the circle, hence the circle, and you will see the same great results. But for the interest of this article, let’s start with forum posts.

Forum Posts

This is a perfect place to start if you don’t know what to write about. Head over to sites like Quora or Reddit and find questions to answer within your niche. Answer the question that is being asked and provide as much value as you can. This will help you later when you reuse the content plus it builds your credibility.

Here is a trick I use to drive traffic from these forums. At the end of my answer, I insert something like this:

“Did my answer help? You can let me know on my blog or reach out to me through Facebook. And let me know if this was helpful.”

I tailor it to fit the answer so it’s not the same every time but you get the idea. This helps me drive traffic to my blog and helps me connect with people on Facebook. You will be surprised to how many people have reached out to me from adding this part at the end of my answers.

Blog Posts

Ok, now that I have a well written full of value content in a form of a forum post, I simply modify it a bit to make it a blog post. For example, I take out the part about visiting my blog because people are already on my blog.

Just some very simple minor edits that takes me about 5 mins to do. Then, they get scheduled to my blog as a post.

Here is an example of the question I answered and the blog post that came out of it:

Quora Question Link

Blog Post Link

On this blog post, I simply told my readers that this was a forum post and pasted my answer. I just added an intro and an ending to the article.

This was me being lazy but you see that it doesn’t take that much work.

Facebook Live

You already have the content, you know that people are asking the question. Why not share the answer with your Facebook Friends that might have the same question?

As long has you know the content, Facebook Live is very easy to do. It really is as simple as pressing a button and talking about your topic.

I know I said that it is super simple but for some of you, it might not be. You might be camera shy or just not feel comfortable with talking to people. That’s ok…here are some tricks to help you overcome those fears.

  • Create a Script: Done! You already have your forum post; that is your script.
  • Practice: Practice saying your script in front of the mirror. You have already used this content twice so you already know it. You just need to talk to it. Practice it a couple of times and you will be great at it.
  • Practice Again: If you feel like you are ready after practising in front of a mirror, then go for it. If you still feel nervous, then practice on Facebook. When you click on Go Live on Facebook, you have the option of selecting who you go live to. Click on the Public drop-down menu and select ‘Only Me’. Then go for it because only you will be able to see it. After you are done, you don’t have to post it on your timeline. Once you start nailing it, then go live to the public.

YouTube Video

After you finish your Facebook Live, then you have the option of downloading your video before you post it on your timeline. Download the video!

Now you have a video to post on your YouTube channel. Wait…did we just upload a video to YouTube that is packed with valuable content in like less than 5 mins? Oh yes we did!

If you are not so happy about the Facebook Live video, then no problem. You already have the script ready, just create another video using the script without the pressure of being live.

And just like that, another free traffic source added to your funnel.

Facebook Ads

Have you ever browsed around on Amazon…then you logged off to go to Facebook and BOOM you just found an ad for the same thing you were looking at on Amazon.

What just happened?

You my friend, have just been targeted. Don’t worry though, it’s not the end of the world. The best part is that it is very easy for you to do that with your blog too. You don’t have to be big like Amazon.

So, how do you do it?

Facebook has an ads manger, where you can log in and handle all your ads that you run through them. In the ads manager, you can get a pixel to put on your blog or any other site you have. A pixel is just a fancy word for a short code that will track who visits your site.

So say you installed the pixel on your blog. Someone from your forum post visits your blog and then leaves. Chances are they are never going to come back again but you have the pixel installed. So you go into our Facebook ads manager and run a campaign that retargets everyone that has visited your site.

This is very targeted traffic and it allows you the opportunity to build trust with them. What could be better?

Oh yes, there is one thing. You already have content from your blog, your Facebook Live and your YouTube Video that you can use for your Facebook Ad. Yes, that is definitely better…no extra work creating the content and ton of targeted traffic.

There you have it, one jam packed with value content used 5 different ways to get you traffic from different sources. It doesn’t get any better than this.

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This post was written by Shreya Banerjee. She believes in making fairy dust through hard work because there is no magic wand for Internet Marketing. Want to know how? Connect with her on her blog and Facebook.

Can You Dismiss Overwhelm and Make Money Stresslessly?

For anyone starting to make money online one is told many things that they should be doing, in effect you are pulled from pillar to post, thrown in every direction.  Unsurprisingly no wonder so many people give up on their dreams of having their own online business.  Just as they start out and start listening to all the tutors, coaches and gurus out there, they soon become overwhelmed, not knowing which way to turn.

So, we need to go back to basics every now and then, and really stand back and strip back what we are actually trying to do because each and every one of us get lost in the details, and once we have more clarity, we remove a level of stress, get rid of the overwhelm and confusion.

You see these days everybody wants to be a coach or tutor, selling their courses and coaching, and a natural outcome is that they all try to get their own unique selling point, to be different from the market.  As a result, we end up with multiple different ways to do the same thing, which one do you go for?  Again, overwhelm and confusion. 

When you do strip back all the latest fads, the latest push button get rich schemes you actually realise you should be doing exactly the opposite to what you are being told to do.  Make it simple, go back to basics – strip it back. 

Is it right that you should be creating and launching product after product?  Should you be bombarding people’s email accounts on a more than regular basis?  What about if you are not in with the in crowd so that they can promote your launches, and you have no affiliates and no jv partners.  Do you need to be spending your whole life on social media promoting and schmoosing?

No wonder we sit there going grey, pulling our hair out, when we are trying to build our business out in the infancy of being in the online business space.  Throw us a life jacket mate I am drowning here!  Not only are we trying to work out which bit to do first but it gets you thinking about the old conundrum, “what came first, the chicken or the egg?”  More like what came first a brood of chickens or a dozen eggs there’s that much to do?  Which bit comes first?  And then half way through doing that you think oh I should be doing that instead so you do that and the other bit doesn’t ever get finished.

So, if you are just starting out, or been in the game for some time but not really been too successful you should go back to the fundamentals and work out what you don’t need to do.  Do only the things that you need to do to achieve your goals.

Follow a tried and tested blueprint, don’t reinvent the wheel let someone else work out what needs doing. 

At the end of the day, what’s the simplest but one of the most effective models to make money online:  drive targeted traffic to a high converting offer.

It’s as simple as bringing customers to a lead magnet on an opt-in page, once subscribed convert your prospects into buyers by offering them a $1 to $500 front end.  Then offer up upsells that build upon the first products, maybe a membership product.  Following this, we have the back end, the high-ticket items where the big profits come from.

That’s essentially it!  And it works in any niche!!

The cool thing is, is that the more people you put through the whole sequence, the more you sell and the more money you make.

But ouch!  What if you don’t have product creation experience, you don’t know how to build an opt-in page, what if you do not know how to create high converting sales pages.  What if you don’t have the support to help you along your way, don’t despair.

Well do … because although you know, in theory, what this simple success model is, you still may not know how to put it all together. 

You need to find yourself some great training, a proven blueprint, yet easy to follow and understand.  And I came across a blueprint that fits this whole model and not only that I have put together a killer bonus package.  The course itself shows you exactly how to build this model out, fast, and my bonuses take it to the next level, and at a no brainer price that will leave you speechless. 

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Post written by Andy Mackow, founder of ThirtyMinute Coach.com

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