The main objective of blogging is to get readers, lots of readers…and earn money, lots of money. Sharing the content from a great blog on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg, StumbleUpon, will also attract many additional viewers. If you’re confident your stuff is good, you may even gain followers by doing some paid marketing. However, most blogs are about as much use as tits on a bull!
I got this email yesterday from a pissed off blogger:
I don’t want to sound like a whiner here but I have been blogging now for about 10 months, and to be frank, I’m no further ahead than when I started. I bought *********** and followed it to the word. Purchased my domain and spent ages getting my site sexy and SEO’d. Commenting on other peoples blogs, trackbacks and forum postings are part of my daily routine. In fact, I do EVERYTHING they teach and then some yet I have made only a handful of sales and have not reached over 50 leads yet.
What the hell am I doing wrong???
Whoa dude. Well, firstly, come and talk to me before you get so stressed out. 🙂 Secondly, give yourself a pat on the back. 50 leads, some sales and the determination to figure it all out put you 95% further on than, well, 95% of the others!
So, in my humble but usually pretty damn accurate opinion, let’s look at…
How To Get More Blog Readers
It bugs me why every gooroo teaches the importance of having your own domain and shiny site. I can show you as many examples of extremely succesful bloggers who blog on a ready to go platform such as Blogger or WordPress. Oh, and these platforms have a premade audience ready to read. 😉
It’s all very well having an awesome looking website but if nobody sees it then all those hours of programming have been wasted.
Your Blog Is Your Online House
The content you provide is waaaay more important than the actual blog. I mean, some of the best parties I have been to were not in the best houses. 😉
Content That Gets Cash
This is the hard bit right? I believe it’s due to a lack of creativity and passion. Especially in the biz op market. Thousands of little clones blog about ‘how to make money online’ – fact is, they don’t know how to make money online. It’s all rehashed nonsense.
I like to do one thing before I start writing content…
Get Myself Into A High Emotional State
You know the kind. Where you want to run down the street and push old ladies over! When you wanna open the door and beat the crap outta the postman as he delivers your mail!
I didn’t say I actually followed through. 🙂
When you write about a subject while emotions are running high, people will read it.
What Should I Write About?
Absolutely anything! You’re only limited by your imagination. My buddy made sales from an email he wrote about toilet roll!
When you come up with ideas, figure out how you can turn them into a story and link it to your business. I suggest you spend most of your time doing such things rather than all sorts of crap like commenting on other peoples blogs, etc.
Words To Ponder
When I write, I want my finished article to do one of the following for my reader…
Dude, seriously, if you make your readers laugh they will love you! Get passionate and write about interesting stuff. Forget the usual shitty posts about ‘how to make money online’.
Inside the Yaghi Labs Internet Business Academy we have a whole module on how to make a ton of money blogging. From how to come up with great ideas to why you possibly shouldn’t even be blogging at all (yes, it can actually be detrimental to your business). 🙁
Only 4 days left until the launch of PPC Domination.
And if you follow my instructions here, I can help you feast your eyes on a fat 4- or 5-figure commission in your Paypal by January 31st. And I’m not even talking about the $3,000.00 cash prize or the 15″ MacBook Pro laptop that some lucky, lucky, lucky girl or guy is gonna end up with by winning the affiliate contest.
With every Magnetic Sponsoring launch,ÃÂ people like David Schwind, Fernando Ceballos, Raymond Fong, and myself ÃÂ cash in big time. And I don’t think any of us have ever been the official “winners” either. Though we’ve been strong contenders in any case.
There’s a simple formula each of us uses. Anyone, no matter how small-time can duplicate it just as easily and have a 4- or 5- figure month this month:
1. Change Your Signature
Change your forum signature in all the forums you participate in. Insert a link to your affiliate landing page.
Even in betternetworker where most of the Magnetic Sponsoring crowd hang out, you can still get sales. In fact, about 80% of the commissions I earned during launches came directly from the community website! Remember, many members in the forum have never bought any MS product yet.
And, more importantly, the forum is visible and accessible to public searches in all the search engines.
A good signature will make use of the visibility from ALL of your past forum postings. And as for future ones, this is around the time I start participating in the forums a lot more. So go ahead and look for threads you can add value to!
2. Create a YouTube Review of PPC Domination
Get out your webcam, flip cam, or even use Camtasia and record your screen. Make a short and sweet YouTube video (1 or 2 minutes) focused around the benefit people will get by opting in for the freebie offered on the product launch page. Tell people what they can hope to learn once they register on your affiliate landing page. At the end of the video, make sure to post your personal affiliate page inside the footage.
Windows Movie Maker (free with windows) and other similar programs allow you to add titles. Use the “title” feature to tell people your affiliate link. It’s register your own domain and forward to it so you don’t lose commissions.
Don’t assume that because you put the URL in the description you won’t need it in the video too. Your video may be embeded in other websites and blogs without the attached text content. If that happens, you want your URL visible in the video itself!
When YouTube asks you for a text description, either write the transcript of what you say in the video or leave it blank for now. I’ve got another step later that will help you fill it out. But make sure you paste the link to your affiliate URL right at the top of the description before everythign else. This ensures it’s visible without viewers having to click “more info”.
Your video title should at least have the name of the product and one benefit of it. For example, with PPC Domination, your title may be, “How to Generate 200 MLM Leads / Day Using PPC Domination ” or “5 Deadly Mistakes Network Marketers Make With PPC”.
3. Write an Article
Articles should be educational or informative. TheirÃÂ purpose is similar to that of the YouTube video you uploaded. Give your reader an evaluation of the product if you already have it or give a summary of the benefits people can expect from the information contained in the product.
An article is quick to write. You only need 400 words.
4. Post Your Article to Your Blog
If you have a blog, post your article there first. This will mark to the search engines that this is the “source” of the content because your RSS feed will be read earliest.
Link the name of the product to the your affiliate landing page. Also, at the bottom of the article, add a prominent link to your page with a direct call to action. Then go back and copy the embed code from YouTube for your video and paste it somewhere in this article’s blog entry somewhere appropriate.
You can even add a banner to your blog for the duration of the launch to help increase your reach.
5. Copy Your Article Into YouTube
If you didn’t use a transcript in your YouTube video, just copy directly your entire article and paste it as the description of the video you posted to YouTube earlier. Make sure that your URL still appears at the VERY top of the video submission though.
This step helps the search engines find your video better because search engines are hungry for text. And you would have just given them a whole bunch of recycled text in the video description!
6. Copy Your Article into Squidoo
Create a squidoo lens around your PPC Domination article. Include your YouTube video too. Make sure you link back to the same article in your blog. (Don’t link to the main home page of your blog or it’s pointless). Also, within the lens, have a direct call to action that asks people to go get your freebie from your affiliate URL.
7. Submit Your Article
Use Ezine Articles to submit your article again. Remove all links from within the body of your article or it will be rejected. The review process can take an entire week after submission so do this soon.
Don’t forget to remove any promotional/salesy content within the article itself. Your bio line is the only place you’re allowed to have a direct call to action. Use it wisely and send people directly to the same article in your blog post.
Repeat the same process by submitting the article to the betternetworker website.
8. Share Your Video
Bookmark your video with digg and del.icio.us. And post it to your Facebook profile too.
9. Share Your Blog Post
Bookmark your blog post withÃÂ digg andÃÂ del.icio.us. And make sure thatÃÂ Facebook is importing notes from your blog.
10. Tweet About It
Write a twitter entry to your blog. If you use the Twitter application on Facebook you can even get it to update your Facebook status to match your twitter update! That’s a smart way to put your new blog post in front of your Facebook buddies–all those annoying people who have been adding you to look at their bizops can see it.
11. Write a Press Release (really profitable!!)
This is one of my favourite methods of promotion–particularly useful when there is a product launch.
A press release is a kind of ad directed at news reporters and bloggers. You’re trying to sell them on a story or new, newsworthy event. If reporters likes your story, they will investigate further (sometimes by contacting you). The result is multiple blog entries and RSS syndicated content throughout the web, and possible exposure offline when people write news based on your release!
The best press releases are short and about two paragraphs in length. They evoke curiosity.
In the body of the release or in the “closing” details, send the reader directly to your affiliate landing page for more information.
I usually pay for press releases but you have the option to submit them free. If you submit a free press release your links won’t be blue and clickable. This means search engines won’t recognise them and give love to your site. Also, it means if a reader of your release wants to get more info they need to copy and paste the URL into their address bar.
A paid press release submission allows you to place active links in your entry. It’s up to you which you choose depending on your budget. I submit press releases at 24-7pressrelease.com where you may choose free or paid options.
I highly recommend that you at least consider spending $10. In my experience, the reviewers aren’t so strict on your release when it’s a paid submission.
12. Blast Your Email List
No matter how small your list size, just send out an E-Mail and ask them to check out the new product. Pass on your affiliate URL.
13. Go Do It Now
Don’t put it off until the launch. Otherwise you’re gonna miss it! Most of the action happens BEFORE the product is launched when everyone is buzzing about it. You have 4 days to fill your pipeline. And when the doors open, everyone you gather over the next 4 days will get a chance to buy.
You will earn commissions not only on the sale of PPC Domination, but on every subsequent sale that follows.
That’s it folks. How much does all of this cost?
Money Spent: $0.00
30 minutes to write article,
30 minutes to record and edit video,
30 minutes to write a press release,
30 minutes to submit and share
Total = 2 hours of work.
Revenue Generated: $1,000-$10,000
I kid you not my friend. I have used this very list at each launch and earned NO less than $1,000 and as much as $10,000. I did this in the early days of hardship and I am doing it even right now.
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