Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Now it’s your turn.What your top tip for getting your blog posts shared? http://denisewakeman.com/business-blogging-2/how-to-get-your-blog-post-shared-infographic/
Sunday, 27 July 2014
Don’t underestimate the power of being present
Keep these 5 tips in mind the next time you find yourself looking for an easy exit at a networking event:
Friday, 25 July 2014
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
1. Create a website or blog
2. Decide your product/service niche
3. Find products and services to promote
4. Affiliate site content
5. Affiliate sites must attract lots of targeted traffic to succeed
6. Learn the ropes in forums
Monday, 21 July 2014
The Top Email Autoresponder Review- How To Choose the right Service for You!
It’s no secret that your building a E-mail list for your marketing campaign can set you up for massive success. This makes choosing the right autoresponer software a vital decision for the future of your business.
What should you look for when choosing Your Autoresponder?
The most important features that you should consider when researching a service:
Delivery Rate- This is #1 on your list. Your customers are not going to get to read what you have to say if they are not deliver your email. This means that the service you choose should have advanced technology and be up-to-date with reducing spam and ensuring that your delivery rate stays high.
List Management- Your service must make managing your lists and setting up your campaigns as easy as possible. You should look for the ability to review subscribers, read messages, analize clicked links, and open rates. Analyzing your list will help you to test your campaigns and make changes to get the best returns.
Many of the auto responder reviews will only focus on trying to sell you their chosen service. I wanted to do something a bit different. I have decided to give you information on the industry’s top 3 rated services.
Aweber is what I personally use to manage all my email campaigns. I like this service because it is very easy to set up. Aweber makes it as simple as a few clicks to insert video or audio. They also allow you to easily manage and navigate multiple lists.
They also have a very easy to learn scheduling system that lets you schedule what days and when you would like your emails to be sent.
Aweber’s tracking options are top-notch they give you access to analyze your impressions, subscriptions, verification, and your clicks at any time.
The features that I am not too impressed with are importing other mailing lists and the pricing structure.
#2 Get Response
Another top email autoresponder that you should know about is Get Response. This is a very popular service and can almost be compared exactly to Aweber. They both offer many of the same great services.
Get Response lets you customize everything similar to Aweber, you can include documents, sound files, and video. Get response has a great delivery rate, and you can schedule your Emails to be sent any day of the week and any time that you would like. The tracking analytics allows you to view open rates, subscriptions, and much more.
It can be slightly more complicated than Aweber to set up, but there are extensive tutorials available. The price is a few dollars lower than Aweber at $17.99 per month.
#3 Autoresponse Plus
Get Response and Aweber services are remotely hosted. You are charged a subscription fee each month for use. Autoresponse is different because it is a email marketing program that you install on your own server. You will pay upfront for the cost to download the service, then you will not have any recurring monthly charges.
The great thing about this service is that everything can be customized to your liking. You can set everything up exactly the way that you would like, and can import external email services.
Autoresponse Plus is a great service if you are great with technology. Compared to the other two services it can be very confusing and complicated to set up and get started on your campaigns.
There are countless marketers such as Mark Ling that have made millions just of building their email lists. If you are starting internet marketing or if you are involved in any kind of business, you cannot afford to miss out of building a list.
Autoresponders are one of the biggest tools that can help you get more sales. Every business owner must make this investment to help build their business. If you are not already signed up for one of these three services above, you should re-read this review and see which one would fit your needs the best.http://strikingabalance.org/affiliate-marketing/best-autoresponders-review/
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Many of you will be giving internet marketing a go while also holding down a full-time job, so learning how to get the most out of your hours is essential. That said, sometimes it's even more difficult to be efficient if you have all day to do it so decent time management is also super-critical for full-time marketers. That’s why in this lesson we’re going to look at 12 Essential Tips to Double Your Productivity
#1: Use time-management software
We recommend ClockingIt.com - it's free and it does the trick.
Add in your ongoing and one-off tasks and select a due date. When you begin working on a task, click on the "start work" icon and ClockingIt will start the timer. Click on the icon again when you finish working on the task. You can keep stopping and starting until you finish the task — at which point ClockingIt will tell you how long you've spent on it.
The software makes it easy to see where you are spending your time and pinpoint potential bottlenecks (it's quite shocking to realize that you spent five hours of your working week checking your email!). It's also a great tool to get your staff using too, if/when you employ any.
You may also find it useful to use a countdown timer for when you want to accomplish a lot of work in a short period of time; try setting your timer for two hours and then working solidly for that time, refusing any interruptions. Try to this a couple of times a day, and you’ll see big results! (If you're nervous, try 30 minutes to begin with. You can still get an amazing amount done in 30 minutes if you avoid distractions! Once you master that, increase the time period.
#2: Keep a notebook of ideas
It's easy to get distracted by a brainwave while in the middle of a task. If you follow it up, you can inadvertently spend hours of time away from what you really needed to get done. Obviously, this isn't good for productivity — but at the same time, you don't want to ignore and potentially forget about these good ideas.
Dave Allen, author of the fantastic book Getting Things Done, recommends that busy people keep a 'tickler' file. A 'tickler' file can be a Word document, notebook, or a permanent ClockingIt task. The idea is that a tickler file is somewhere to quickly jot ideas when they occur to you, so that you don't need to interrupt what you are doing and you can easily find the idea again in the future.
#3: Set daily micro goals
All too often we get overwhelmed by big tasks and end up floundering around not really achieving anything at all. The best way to counter this is to make a list of three to five small goals to achieve each day. You can either make your list the night before or first thing in the morning.
Online task lists are handy, but there is something about actually picking up a pen and writing on paper that helps to focus your mind. Micro goal setting ensures that you systematically get where you want to go. And it also helps you to feel like you are achieving something, each and every day.
#4: Get rid of clutter
A tidy office equals tidy mind. If you find yourself getting distracted by items on your desk, chat windows, the phone, or the view out of the window, then simply remove them (or change the position of your desk). It makes a world of difference to your power of concentration.
#5: Limit your email checking to twice a day
Did you know that, for most people, email is the single biggest interruption? We recommend checking your email only after midday, as you may discover a lot of fires to put out that are best left until after you've done some important work. Don't keep checking your email throughout the day; close your email program or the window in your browser. Concentrate on your current tasks and limit yourself to two checks a day at the most.
#6: Learn to say 'no'
Being able to stay on task for an extended period is vital for getting a good result, but that can't be done if you are constantly getting interrupted throughout the day.
The solution is to get ruthless: only say 'yes' to tasks that just can't wait, or that can be easily completed along with your other goals for the day.
#7: Get the worst job over and done with first thing
Procrastination is very distracting. Get into the habit of tackling the task you dread the most first thing in the morning, so that your mind is free from niggling worry for the rest of the day.
#8: Pull to-dos out of emails and add them to your task list
Going back and forth from the original email to check up on what you need to do can waste valuable minutes, and increase the likelihood that you'll overlook something critical. Make sure you immediately add tasks from emails to your time-management software.
#9: Use the 80:20 ratio
Eighty percent of your time should be spent 'doing', and no more than twenty percent should be spent ‘learning’. This is an especially important lesson for affiliates! We can be easily suckered into sales pitches from Internet marketing gurus, and we all know how long those sales pitches can be! If you're going to give time to these sales pitches, or to reading forums and blogs and newsletters, make sure it fits in with your schedule for getting things done - set yourself a timed task and keep track of how much time you spend, then decide whether that time would have been better spent achieving goals on your task list.
#10. Use a cell phone with a calendar or personal organizer
When you're busy it's easy to forget important appointments. One way of solving this problem is to add appointments and meetings to your cell phone calendar and schedule the alarm to go off 15 minutes beforehand.
#11. Keep a separate to-do list for personal matters
If you suddenly realize there is something that you need to do that has nothing to do with work, write it down in a separate personal to-do list and come back to it outside of work time. Keeping your personal life organized ensures it doesn't overflow into your business day.
#12. Delegate as much as you can
Don't hoard tasks that your staff or other people are more than capable of carrying out for you. Some people find letting go of pet activities is tough at first, but it's very necessary in order to free up more time.
Also, make sure that you have set times each day for appointments with staff and/or joint venture partners. This is critical if you want to avoid constant interruptions throughout the day.
So there are 12 tips for doubling productivity! It's easy to downplay or put off organizing your business, but setting up efficient business practices is just as important as good SEO or pay per click strategies, so make sure that you take these seriously!http://www.affilorama.com/introduction/12-tips-to-double-productivity
Monday, 14 July 2014
An effective landing page is the strength of any online marketing campaign.
It is therefore imperative to study and test it with the utmost care.
Otherwise, potential customers will not perform the action for which the page was designed.
But how do you create a landing page that can sell and make money?
In other words, you want to maximize the conversion rate of your landing page.
There is no valid prescription for every occasion.
However, it is possible to list a number of tips that are useful in most situations.
1. Create an Effective Headline
The headline is the opening slogan of your landing page.
Its purpose is to capture the attention of potential customers.
It is the most important element of the landing page and in fact it is read about five times more than the body of the offer.
The headline has a difficult task: to summarize the landing page and indicate the main benefits of the product.
In addition, it should intrigue the reader so much to push him to continue reading.
All in one or two rows to the maximum.
Not easy, is it?
Some tips on how to write an effective headline :
- use a larger body than the text of the offer;
- use a color that stands out well in the eyes of potential customers.
The headline may provide a title and a subtitle.
For example, a question such as the title and its response as the subtitle.
the headline should start with “How To” or “Learn how to“.
2. Write about Benefits, not Features
The center of your attention must be the needs of the potential customers, not the product you sell.
Therefore, the landing page must immediately explain what happen if someone will buy your product.
At this point, put yourself in the shoes of your clients!
In a clear and concise way, you should discuss the benefits of what you sell.
Be practical: they are the facts that speak.
Write in a simple language.
Report data and evidence to support the credibility of your product.
A landing page that lists only the characteristics of the product will never sell as a landing page that explains how the product will solve the problems of those who buy it!
3. Create a Simple and Clean Layout
On the web, you should never overdo the graphics.
Therefore, the layout of your landing page must be sober and clean.
The graphic layout must have a single purpose: to guide the user to perform the action you want.
Often, this means that the look should be functional to fill in the contact form.
It must be consistent with the style of the message you want to propose.
Otherwise, your potential customer will be confused and ask themselves, “Am I really in the right place?”.
Finally, a landing page should be quick to load.
Because if your potential customer has to wait too much, he could decide to go away.
So be sure to reduce to a minimum the weight of your page.
4 . Insert a Clearly Visible Call to Action
Be sure to place the call to action in a clear and visible spot.
The action should be easy to complete in order to facilitate as much as possible the commercial contacts between you and the potential client.
Also, the call to action should be repeated several times in the page at regular intervals, perhaps by changing your message.
If the landing page is long, at least one call to action should be above the fold.
5 . Keep an Eye to Readability
While creating the content of your landing page, keep in mind the important rules of online writing.
The style of your communication must be adapted to target your potential customers.
It is worthwhile for you to do a little more effort and write a text that is really as simple as possible.
What to do?
Be sure to set the degree of legibility and comprehensibility of your text.
Your landing page must have content written in a perfect language.
Errors of spelling, grammar and syntax demolish your credibility in the eyes of your audience.
It drastically reduces your chances of selling.
6 . Use Media
The landing page must show the product through pictures, photographs or video.
For example, you may enter a video that shows how to use the product.
Or a catchy image.
7 . Ask an Easy and Intuitive Action
Filling out the form or purchase order of your landing page should be easy and fast.
The action must take just a few steps.
For this to happen, the form should have a few fields.
Also because people do not like to fill out any form.
The best place to put the labels of the fields is above them.
However, you should leave sufficient vertical space between a field and the other, otherwise potential customers will not understand if a label refers to the field above or the one below.
8 . Test your Landing Page
Before launching a campaign, you need to test multiple landing pages.
In fact, only trials can show what will be the one with the highest conversion rate.
Therefore, you should test, test, test!http://nopassiveincome.com/landing-page-tips/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Nopassiveincome+%28No+Passive+Income+-+tips+about+blogging%2C+traffic+and+affiliate+marketing%29