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31 Free Traffic Sources Revealed

Today, you’re going to learn 31 killer free traffic methods to get tons of free traffic to your site. What could be better than free traffic?

 

I’ve been getting free traffic for the last 20 years, getting over 100 million views to my websites, my blogs, my videos, and all kinds of things like that. And I’m going to show you the exact methods I’ve used to do it.

 

1. Search Engines

When you type something into a search engine, you can see how many people are searching for a particular term. You can also see how much competition there is for that term. You may find some words that have little or no competition, and these are the words that you’re shooting for. You could create some web content that corresponds with these terms, and you could start to rank for these kinds of terms pretty easily. This is what’s called SEO, or search engine optimization. This will allow you to get free rankings all day. Don’t forget the power of other search engines besides Google.

 

2. Guest Blogging

If you have a new blog, and your website is new, and Google doesn’t know about you yet, and you don’t have any backlinks, and you put a post up, you’re probably not going to get ranked. But you could put a post on a bigger, more popular blog, and you can actually get ranked a lot higher that way. You can go to Google and find great guest blogging opportunities. A lot of places are looking for content.

 

3. Press Releases

When current events are happening, you can cover them in a press release. There are places on the web that you can go to put out a press release. Sometimes you can do these for free, and sometimes they cost a little bit of money. (But since this is about free traffic, we’re focusing on the free aspect.) It should get some traction, and it will start to go around the web.

 

4. Social Media

Social media is incredible for free traffic, but people don’t use it in the right way. They tend to spam people and get them to buy stuff, instead of using it to provide real value. You could do a lot of different things with social media. You could build up a Facebook group, an Instagram account, all kinds of things. All you have to do is stick to your niche, and provide good value based on the keywords you want.

 

 

5. YouTube

YouTube is another incredible source for free traffic. It’s the second most popular search engine in the world. There’s a lot of traffic on YouTube. You could use YouTube to get traffic in any niche. One of the benefits of YouTube is also getting ranked on Google.

 

7. Reddit

Reddit can be extremely powerful. It gets a lot of traffic, and it even shows up in Google. They’re very strict about not being spammy, and not being over the top with sales. But if you do it right, you can still go in there and make a lot of money. You can join a conversation that’s already happening, or you can start your own conversation.

 

7. BuzzSumo

This is a place that you can put your articles. You can also see the top articles that are getting shared, and you can pattern something after that. Or, you can go in and comment on articles, and even create your own.

 

8. BuzzFeed

Buzzfeed is similar to BuzzSumo. It’s a place where you can go and rank your content. Again, you can use the trending results to figure out what’s currently working.

 

9. Quora

Quora is a question and answer site. This is really good for free traffic. You probably see Quora results all the time when you search on Google. You can go on Quora and see what people are posting, and you might notice that people provide answers and then link to their own stuff. It’s a very popular site with a lot of traffic as well.

 

10. Mix.com

Formerly StumbleUpon, this is another place where you can post your content. Their traffic ranking is a little lower than some of the others we’ve seen, but a lower traffic rating usually means lower competition. So it might be even easier to get traffic from this site than some others. You can post your content on there, and they’ll link to your site, but they’ll display it in little snippets. It’s kind of like Pinterest, but it’s more content-based. It’s like a content organizer.

 

11. Hub Pages

Hub Pages, formerly known as Squidoo, is a reall cool place. You can post your articles on there. But you have to be careful that you don’t duplicate your content. You can also see the various articles that are trending. You can even get paid to post your content (but, you can make more money doing what I teach you as well). You can even comment, and they actually allow you put a link in your comment. So, all you have to do is comment, and you might get some traffic.

 

12. Forums

Forums are very cool and very easy to get traffic. When you post in forums, make sure you don’t just spam. Don’t be a jerk. Do it the right way. Maybe you can give some cool tips, and then link back to your site. If you do it the right way, this has the potential to make money literally right now. And if you’re actually active on forums, you will learn so much about your market.

 

13. Files

How can you convert your content into files? Here’s an example. Let’s say that you give a theme away to a bunch of people. A theme is a zip file. That theme could get you free traffic every single day. You could post your themes on theme sites as a giveaway, and you can even get all kinds of WordPress users that want a theme for a specific topic. All you have to do is make a simple zip file.

 

 

14. Web Directories

There are several different web directories out there. You can go onto the internet and search for lists of web directories. Some of them are paid. We used to use the Yahoo directory a lot, but it went away. Still, you can always get traffic this way.

 

15. Social Bookmarking

Social bookmarking is where you go and put your link on different social sites. You can just go and find sites that are already getting the traffic you want, and you can put a little comment, or bookmark, on it.

 

16. Facebook Groups

You can find Facebook groups about any topic. You can even start your own Facebook group. I’ve met people who’ve created Facebook groups, and those groups have thousands and thousands of members. They’re easy to run and easy to get, if you do them the right way. The key is that your users are going to create your traffic.

 

17. Article Marketing

Article marketing is basically the same as blogging. Only, you’re not blogging on your site, you’re blogging on other sites. Why would you do that? Because the other sites have power. When you make a blog post on a new website, it won’t have much rank. But if you post on a more popular website, it will be ranked more highly. You can also post your articles on a site like EzineArticles.com. You can start a membership (it’s free to join), and you can just start posting your content, and it will link back to your site. Again, go for low-competition keywords you know you can rank for.

 

18. Interviews

You can use interviews to provide value about a topic. People love to do interviews. You can interview top people in your niche, and with that, you can get them to check out your stuff and even post it to their own channels. Sometimes if you do an interview with someone, they’ll send it to their people as well. This allows you to find people from an audience you might not have had before.

 

 

19. PDF Marketing

A good way to do this is to turn your content into a PDF and give it away. People love PDFs. I don’t know why, but they’re obsessed with them. They love to download PDFs. You can make a lot of money with PDFs. I get people every day that join my mailing list because of PDFs. They’re not even that hard to do, and they can even rank.

 

20. Pinterest / Images

When you go to Google and look at images, you’ll see that for certain search terms, a lot of the images may come from Pinterest. You can actually get traffic with Pinterest using this method. Pinterest even tells you how many people view an image, which is really cool. And usually you can also click on the images and they’ll take you to a site. Again, make sure that you’re going after something that’s very targeted, a keyword that you know you can get.

 

21. Infographics

Infographics are really great. People actually search for infographics, which means you can go out and see what kind of infographics people are searching for. There are infographics about literally everything, and you can make them about anything.

 

22. SlideShare

This is a place where people share their PowerPoint slides and get traffic. People can go onto the site and search for slides of all kinds of things.

 

23. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great place to get traffic as well. This is content site. You can see different things that people are searching for on LinkedIn, and you can see that their content actually starts to rank. So you could create articles on LinkedIn that have to do with your niche.

 

24. Twitter

Twitter is a powerful social media platform, and a great way to get free traffic. It’s a good place to start getting involved in conversations that are talking about various things. You can comment and join those conversations, and you can link people back to your content that way as well.

 

 

25. Blog Commenting

Blog commenting is just what it sounds like: it’s where you go to blogs and you leave comments. Go to blogs in your niche, start commenting, and start adding value.

 

26. Classified Ad Websites

You can go to classified ad websites, such as Craigslist. Whatever you do, make sure they’re good sites. Be very careful with Craigslist, because it’s very easy to get kicked off, if you’re not following the terms and conditions. No matter what you’re doing, always follow the terms and conditions.

 

27. Podcasting

Podcasting is a good one. You could set up your own podcase. It’s very easy to do. If you put on a podcast and just interview people, you’ll start to get known. You’ll start to grow. There are lots of other ways you can integrate podcasting, but this is a solid way to start.

 

28. Email Lists

Email lists are another way you can get free traffic. You could build an email list, and you could email people to come back to your site. We teach more about this in the Simple Sites course at www.SimpleSitesBonus.com.

 

 

29. Shareable Content

Make content that people can share. Whether it’s a PDF, whether it’s an article, whatever it may be. For example, if you have a good PDF, you could share it in a Facebook group. Or, you could share it on a YouTube channel. You could share it wherever you want, really. You could list it in Google, you could put it on Quora, there are a lot of different directions you can take. All of them can get you some valuable free traffic.

 

30. Integration Marketing

If you have your own product, you can actually integrate with another company, and you can start getting featured on their thank you pages and their opt in pages.

 

31. Lists

Lists are incredible. What kind of lists do people want? People want lists on all kinds of things. You can go on Google and see what lists people are looking for. You can even just search on Google to find keywords you want to target, and then make lists that target those keywords. Once you make your list, you can make it into a PDF file, or an Excel file, or something else, and you can start to get traffic with it.

 

To learn more, go to www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.

 

Start Affiliate Marketing Right Now

Today we’re going to show you the ins and outs of affiliate marketing. This will be a super simple training.

 

Affiliate Marketing: How it Works

 

First off, what is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is where a company sells products and/or services, and it pays an affiliate commission to an advertiser so that he or she can promote these offers as well.

 

An affiliate commission is also known as a payout.

 

If there’s a company that you want to be an affiliate of, the company will add you as an affiliate, and it will give you a special tracking link. All you have to do is market this tracking link wherever you want.

 

You can put it on Facebook, YouTube, send it in an email, pretty much whatever you want to do with it.

 

This tracking link sends people to the product or the company. And when someone buys the product, you get a commission.

 

When you sign up for an affiliate network, they usually ask you if you are one of two kinds of people: a publisher or an advertiser.

 

The advertiser is the one who is advertising their own product. This is where the transactions take place, and where the publisher gets paid. The publisher is someone who publishes things to get traffic. They end up sending customers to the advertiser.

 

Until you sell your own products, you’re probably going to be a publisher.

 

 

In traditional affiliate marketing, you go directly to a company that sells products, they give you a link for an offer, you promote it, and you get a check from the company.

 

 

CPA Marketing

 

There is also something called CPA affiliate marketing, where can get paid to send people to links when they perform a specific action. More specifically, you can get paid when someone performs a CPA, or cost-per-action.

 

In this case, a company doesn’t have their own affiliate program for you to promote their products. Instead, they join something called a CPA network, which is a place where a bunch of companies go to have their products promoted.

 

The CPA network has special software and actually makes tracking links for all of the different affiliate offers. If you have an account with one of these networks, you can sign in and see all the links you have in one place.

 

With this, you get paid by the CPA network, not by the company directly.

 

 

CPA affiliate marketing can be really great, because you don’t even have to get people to buy products in order to make money.

 

You can get paid lots of different ways with CPA marketing. This could be per click, sale, download, form, call, or something else.

 

You’ll notice that when affiliate networks give you a custom tracking link, it’s usually big and ugly. I always advise people to cloak their links, which means to run it through a program that allows it to look shorter and easier to read.

 

When you send someone to a link, it drops what’s called a cookie on the computer. And that computer tracks them, so that whenever the click, sale, download, form, or whatever action happens that is needed, the cookie will be triggered.

 

Then, the affiliate company will know that the action came from your own personal link.

 

Follow the Rules

 

When you’re doing this, you always want to follow the directions, and follow the terms and conditions.

 

If you don’t follow the terms and conditions, you probably won’t get paid. And not getting paid sucks.

 

No matter where you go to get offers that you’re promoting, each offer will have certain traffic types that are allowed. Here are some examples of possible traffic types:

 

  • Email
  • Contextual
  • Display
  • Search
  • Incentives
  • Social
  • Native
  • Mobile ads

But you’ll see that not all of these may be allowed, or perhaps there are others allowed that aren’t on this list. But this gives you an idea.

 

Make sure to pay attention to what is allowed for the offer.

 

 

There may be other instructions that you have to follow as well. For example, for many offers, if you’re using editorial or content advertising in order to drive traffic, you have to disclose that you’re being paid for the traffic. You need an affiliate disclaimer.

 

You also usually can’t use any trademarked or branding terms in your advertisements. That means you can’t use the names, and you also can’t include images of branded products.

 

There are some well-known places where you can find offers to promote. Some examples are:

 

  • Amazon
  • Commission Junction
  • ClickBank
  • MaxBounty
  • Linkshare / Rakuten
  • Globalwide
  • A direct company

When looking for affiliate offers, I usually recommend OfferVault. This is not an affiliate network, but rather a search engine where you can find a bunch of affiliate networks.

 

 

So you can search theme to look for all different kinds of products, and then you can join with the networks whose products you want to promote.

 

Main Overview Terms

 

Now, we’re going to do some overview of terms related to affiliate marketing.

 

  • Affiliate link
  • Affiliate program
  • Click-through
  • Click-through rate
  • Commission
  • Cookies
  • CPA
  • CPC
  • CPL
  • CPM
  • CPS
  • Creative
  • Disclaimer
  • Direct linking
  • EPC
  • Email marketing
  • Impression
  • Incentivized traffic
  • Landing page
  • Lead capture page
  • Manual approval
  • Offer
  • Opt in email
  • Pixel
  • Pre-poulate
  • Pre-sale page
  • Raw click
  • Redirection
  • Return on investment
  • Sub ID
  • Splash page
  • Tracking ID
  • Text link
  • Tracking software
  • Traffic
  • Unique click

Affiliate link: A link used by an affiliate, provided by a company or affiliate network

 

Affiliate program: A program where a company pays affiliates to generate sales, leads, downloads, clicks, etc.

 

Click-through: Where you have your tracking link; how many times people click

 

Click-through rate: Taking clicks and putting them over impressions; how many times your ad was shown versus how many times it was clicked

 

Commission: The amount you are paid for the conversion

 

Cookies: The code placed on a computer when an affiliate link is clicked

 

CPA: Cost per acquisition, or cost per action

 

CPC: Cost per click; the amount that a click costs you

 

CPL: Cost per lead; how much you’re making per lead

 

CPM: Cost per 1,000 impressions

 

CPS: Cost per sale; how much it’s costing per sale

 

Creative: What you’re using to show the ad; whatever is created to promote the offer

 

Disclaimer: Warning to the customer; you usually need to have an affiliate disclaimer and a claim disclaimer

 

Direct link: Using a big, ugly tracking link to send people directly to an offer

 

 

Earnings per click: The amount you earn per click

 

Email marketing: Sending offers to people through email

 

 

Impression: How many times your ad shows on a website

 

Incentivized traffic: Placing an incentive for a person to do the desired action

 

Landing page: The page that your traffic lands on from the traffic source.

 

Lead capture page: Instead of sending people to offers directly, you use this page to build a mailing list

 

 

Manual approval: Requesting approval manually to join a network or program, instead of automatically getting approved

 

Offer: The promotion that you’re running

 

Opt in email: The email address of someone who puts their name and email in a box

 

Pixel: A little thing on the site that drops a cookie on your computer; also called a tracking pixel

 

Pre-populate: Sending people to an offer with their name and email already in the opt in box

 

Pre-sale page: A page that provides a solution and shows people why they need to buy a product, then has a cloaked link to send people to the offer

 

Raw click: Someone who clicks on your raw affiliate link

 

Redirection: When you redirect someone from a site to another site with your offer; same as cloaking a link

 

Return on investment: The amount of money you’re making versus the amount you pay

 

Sub ID: Something you put on the end of your affiliate link; also known as a tracking ID

 

Splash page: A website where you send people, instead of direct linking

 

 

Tracking ID: Allows companies to know that the action came from your link

 

Text link: Link created only using text

 

Tracking software: Software the affiliate company uses to track everything

 

Traffic: How you get people to your site

 

Unique clicks: Each click gets registered uniquely, individually

 

To learn more, go to www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.

 

From Beginner to $1,000 a Month: Create More Content and Giveaways

What would I do if my back was against the wall and I had to make $1,000 a month, each and every month within the next 30 days?

 

Well, today, I’m going to show you exactly what I would do, and walk you through everything so you know what you need to do.

 

Now, I got to tell you, this is a business. It takes some work. There’s some little tweaks that need to be made. Not every niche, not every customer, not every affiliate offer is the same.

 

What you can expect is real-world information on how I run my blogging business and how I’ve helped many other people do the same. I’ve helped lots of people get financially free over the years by learning this simple stuff.

 

I think if you follow along and you really dive in, you should be able to get some results.

 

Create More Content and Giveaways

 

Now, you’re just continuing to build up your content and your giveaways. Here are some ways you can do this.

 

Find New Angles and New Niche Keywords

 

Ask yourself, “Who else wants what I have to offer?”

 

You may be trying to cater to one market, but you don’t realize that another group of people want the same thing.

 

For example, many people that are looking into making money online are using the keyword “AdSense”, or “opt in paid WordPress”, or “all-in-one SEO plugin tutorial”.

 

I found that last keyword years ago, and I made a little video. It’s not even ranking anymore, but it still gets traffic. It has 27,000 views. Those viewers are worth a lot of money, because these are people that are looking for my stuff.

 

Now, you wouldn’t think that a guy looking to make money would want an all-in-one packed tutorial. But it happens. And this happens with other markets as well.

 

It’s so easy to do, but no one does it. Marketers think that if they’re in the weight loss niche, they’re only going to go for the search term “weight loss”. They don’t think about other terms such as “calories in a banana”, or “calories in an egg”, or “does oatmeal make you fat”.

But those are people who want a diet, too.

 

I teach you more about this in the trigger word section of the Simple Sites course. It shows you all the ways to find traffic for any market, starting with a product or a service.

 

Do the work. Take an extra hour or two. Do the work, and you’ll reap the rewards.

 

Repurpose and Syndicate Your Content

 

You have to repurpose and syndicate your content. What does that mean? Repurposing means you take your content in its current form, and you change it into another form.

 

If you have a blog post, you could turn it into a video. If you have an audio, you could turn it into a blog post. If you have a blog post, you could do an email.

 

Syndicating means you get it out to other places.

 

It’s simple. Repurpose and syndicate. Get it out there, show it to lots of people, and aggressively get traffic.

 

Create Little Giveaways and Reports

This is also pretty simple. You create little giveaways and reports. Take all the content you have, and make little giveaways and reports out of it.

 

I can instantly take notes from my webinar, and I can put it up as a blog post. I can also put it up as a PDF. There are lots of ways I can do it.

 

You can put your stuff on YouTube, put it on Google, put it on Facebook, put it on Instagram. Just get it out there.

 

To learn more, go to www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.

 

How to Make Money Online

Welcome to this special training for those who want to make money online, and don’t mind the work.

 

We’re going to show you exactly what you need to do to get started.

 

A lot of people talk about just setting up a website and making money. That can happen, but you need to learn exactly what you need to do. You have to focus on the things that get you money.

 

First, let me tell you about how I got started in this business. Back in 1999, I was first starting to learn how to make money.

 

I had a magic business, and I was trying to make this work. But I was struggling. I had an ad in a magic magazine, and it was bringing in a little under $1,000 a month in shows.

 

One day, I stumbled across a way to change the wording of my magic ad.

 

I changed the ad, and boom. Changing the words in the ad was the difference between $900 a month, minus the $170 I used to pay for the ad, and around $4,000 a month. The only difference was words on paper.

 

I knew I wanted to learn about these words, because I thought they were the key to making money online, offline, everywhere.

 

And I have to tell you, 20 years later, that they are definitely the key after all.

 

I started my business in a rundown mobile home. It was a total dump. It was so bad that two years after I moved out, it was bulldozed. It wasn’t even fit to live in. There were a bunch of drug addicts living there.

 

I bought a computer from the computer place I worked for. It cost $450, because I couldn’t afford a fancy computer.

I remember sitting there, buying my first domain name. It was PCMoneyMaking.com. My dad, my brother, and his friends had come into the home, and they were talking to me. Everyone was laughing about how it was never going to work.

 

They said, “Dude, you’re never going to make money online. It’s a fad. It’s a phase. It’s not going to work.”

 

And from this little mobile home, with that I computer I bought for a few hundred dollars, I actually started a multi-million-dollar business.

 

How did I do it? What was the secret to making this work?

 

People would ask me, “Marcus, what’s your backup plan? What if this doesn’t work?”

 

The truth is that there was no backup plan. It was going to work. And the way I knew it would work was in a very simple way. It was based on logic, and it goes like this.

 

If I had a lawn mower, and I knew how to mow lawns, I could literally go to houses and knock on peoples’ doors, and ask them if they wanted me to take care of their lawns for $100 a month. I could get people to agree, and I would make money from that. Very cool.

 

There’s no way that wouldn’t work. The only way it wouldn’t work is if I didn’t have a lawn mower, or if my lawn mower was broken, or if I didn’t knock on doors. That’s the only way this wouldn’t work, because people need their lawns mowed, and they’ll pay money for it.

 

I know, because I pay my lawn guy every month.

 

Now, when it comes to the internet, it’s the same thing. There are people online, and they’re buying things right now. There are four to five million people every minute searching Google, and they’re searching for things to buy, searching for solutions, searching for entertainment, all kinds of things, every minute.

 

When it comes to internet marketing, it works. It absolutely has to work. There are no if, ands, or buts about it.

 

But what happens is this. People try to start their lawn care business, and they think they need a branded truck. They think they need business cards. They think they need a website.

 

But you don’t need all of those things to get started. You just need to start knocking on doors.

I remember when I was kid. I was 12 years old, and my brother was 13. We had just moved to California, and we wanted to make money for skateboards. Back then, a good skateboard cost around $150.

 

We wanted these skateboards, but unlike everyone else in the neighborhood, our parents didn’t buy us everything.

 

So I said to my brother, “Let’s start a car wash business.”

 

We got a little wagon we had in the garage, and some soap, and some ShamWows. And we went around and knocked on doors.

 

I said to people, “Hey, your car looks kind of dirty. Do you want me to wash it for $10?”

 

And in one week, these two kids that had no business experience, no business cards, no website, no nothing, went out there and made about $300. Which was enough to get our skateboards.

 

It was pretty cool. It was hard work, but we still did it.

 

The idea here is that everything else is an excuse. A lot of you might have excuses in your mind that it’s too hard to do this business. The traffic is too hard, the internet is too crowded, people aren’t searching for what you have to sell.

 

But the fact of the matter is that you go where the market is.

 

If you were in Arizona and you had a lawn care business, you might have a hard time, because a lot of the lawns there are full of rocks, since it’s in the desert. But instead, maybe you could make some kind of rock cleaning business.

 

You have to be flexible and go with it. You have to make it work.

 

Luckily, where you’re at, you have the tools to make it work. You have internet access. (I know that, because otherwise you wouldn’t have access to this report.) You have people that are searching, and you have people that are buying stuff. All you have to do is link them together.

 

Pillars of Making Money Online

 

There are basically two pillars of making money online. There are only two things that really matter in internet marketing: getting visitors and converting visitors.

 

Getting Visitors

Number one is getting visitors. This is the first part of the puzzle.

 

There are lots of different ways that you can get visitors. Here are some examples:

 

  • SEO
  • YouTube
  • Pay-per-click
  • Blogging
  • Press releases
  • Forum engagement
  • Social media
  • Banner ads
  • Direct content
  • Media buys
  • Ads

You don’t need to have all of these. But these are some of the ways you can get started getting visitors.

 

If you want to get more money with your lawn care business, what are you going to do? You would need to knock on more doors to get more customers. You would need to get more visitors.

 

This is true for any and all niches out there. Your niche might be people who are looking for:

 

  • Lawn care
  • Ways to save money
  • Travel plans
  • Sample letters for foreclosure
  • Tax letters
  • Ways to save on taxes
  • How to fill out forms
  • How to plant tomatoes
  • How to take care of ferrets

Figure out your niche, whatever it is. Once you have your niche, you have to get your visitors.

 

Converting Visitors

 

Then you’re going to convert traffic.

 

Converting traffic is about getting those visitors to buy.

There are lots of ways to convert visitors. Here are some examples:

 

  • CMS (content management systems)
  • Opt ins
  • Buy buttons
  • Sales videos
  • Email marketing
  • Follow up
  • Conversion tools
  • Live chat
  • Content
  • Affiliate offers
  • AdSense

Some examples of content management systems could be WordPress, ClickFunnels, or Buiderall. You could even just use HTML for your sites.

 

Now, I like to use WordPress. It’s very easy, very flexible, and we give you lots of tools to work with it.

 

Lots of people get hung up on all the plugins and tools everything. But don’t. Just go with it.

 

You’re basically just knocking on doors to get people to mow their lawn. That’s what you’re doing. You’re basically setting up a website so that people do what you want. Anything else is busy work.

 

Don’t be the guy getting the truck with the logo, and getting the business cards, and getting the flyers, unless you know what you’re doing. Very important. Always go with the most effective, direct way you can reach your customer.

 

If your customer is on YouTube, go to YouTube. Make a channel and sell them. With the content management system, most people overthink this. They get too convoluted with it. They overwork it, they spend days on days building a website. When realistically, we should only be spending about three hours setting up the bulk of our website.

 

The rest is just adding content and doing stuff. It’s not that hard to do. If you’re spending more than three hours setting up the shell of your website, you’re kind of doing it wrong.

 

The idea is the message, not the media. What is your message going to be? Focus on that, because your message is what’s going to convert the traffic.

And these are the things that you need to be focusing on.

 

We have to understand how it works and how it all fits together. So let’s map this out.

 

First of all, what you’re going to have is your niche market. This is anything, but it’s going to tell you about the people.

 

Now, on the internet, we actually use niche marketing by finding people using the Google AdWords tool. So I might be able to go into the Google AdWords tool and find out that people are looking for “hardship letters for mortgages”, as an example.

 

So you could look at this and think, well, what do they want?

 

With a hardship letter for a mortgage, it’s basically a guy who has a hardship. He’s having trouble making his payments, or maybe he’s behind on his payments. What does he want to do? Well, he wants to keep his house.

 

So we have our market, we know what they want.

 

Now for our first pillar, getting visitors. How are we going to get them?

 

With the “hardship letter for mortgage” people, I could probably do some YouTube stuff. I could probably get paid traffic pretty cheap. I could probably go to forums and get free traffic. I could probably do some SEO to get ranked on the search engines.

 

These are the things that you need to work on. If you’re not working on this, you’re just doing busy work that doesn’t pay the bills.

 

Number two, converting visitors.

 

What you could do here is set up a little WordPress blog. And you could get an optin form, because you’d want people to opt in to get their hardship letter. And you’d probably have some affiliate offers. They could be something like “refinance”, or “stop foreclosure program”, or something like “check your credit” (because missing payments screws up your credit.) It could be something like “credit consolidation”.

 

So now you have your offers. How are you going to make money with them?

 

All you would have to do is set up my simple page. Maybe you have a video, I could make one or I could outsource it for $50 or $100 or something like that.

And the video might say, “Are you struggling? Are you behind on your payments? Get my free stop foreclosure guide. To get it, you’re going to put your name and email in the box, and then you’re going to hit submit.”

 

So there’s your opt-in page. Then all I have to do is make a simple page after the opt in that says, “Here’s the top ways to stop foreclosure.” Please check your email. I sent you the hardship letter samples that you could use and fill out and send to the bank.” (Or whoever it is.)

 

You don’t need to be spending a million years designing a logo, because that’s not what sells. Actually, studies show that conversions are 30% better if you don’t have a logo. Pretty interesting, right?

 

So there’s how it works. If you’re not spending your day either getting visitors or converting visitors, then you’re not going to be making money. If you spend your day checking Facebook and looking at ads, and trying to find new ways to make money, you’re not going to make money.

 

Even if you’re doing Shopify, you have to get visitors and convert visitors. eBay, you have to get visitors, you have to make an ad that stands out, convert visitors. You need an offer that converts. Pretty simple. Amazon, you got to get visitors. You got to get high up in the rankings, or do sponsored things converting. You have to have a good sales message on your Amazon listing. Blogging, get visitors. You have to get visitors, however you’re going to get them, depending on your niche. And you have to convert the visitors.

 

If you’re not doing one of these two things, you are not focused on the right stuff.

 

How many of you are guilty of doing the wrong things?

 

With this “hardship letter for mortgage” market, you ought to be able to convert these people. This should work if you do it, and you adapt, and you figure out what people want. You ought to be able to build a mailing list, and you ought to be able to get people to do affiliate offers.

If you go to Google and search for “sample hardship letter”, you’ll find there are little or no advertisers bidding for that term. I can get in there and get this traffic for probably 10 cents a click or less. Or I could do YouTube traffic and get it for free.

 

I’ve done this in many other markets, and I do it in a lot of markets today. The key is being able to understand what they want, and focusing on what works. But if you get caught up in the busy work and the junk, it’s not going to work.

 

Your site isn’t going to be perfect off the get-go. I mean, make sure you have disclaimers, and you’re not doing anything shady. But other than that, you should be focusing on the two things, getting visitors or converting the traffic.

 

And when you look at this, you see how it all fits together.

 

What’s stopping you from doing this?

 

The only thing that is stopping you is excuses. The fact of the matter is that you have customers, and you have stuff to give them. Go sell it. Very important.

 

To learn more, go to www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.

 

Copy and Paste Ads to Profit $100 – $500 a Day

Let’s talk about what it takes to make up to $500 a day or more online by cutting and pasting your ads on the internet.

 

We’re going to show you a method that everyone else is teaching, and then we’re going to show you a better method (and why it works).

 

First, some warnings for you.

 

A lot of videos out there have misinformation and things that could get you in trouble. And the last thing you want is to not get paid, or worse, get in trouble for not having the right disclaimers or something like that. Most people are teaching methods that only leads to trouble.

 

Don’t Go for Shitty Web Traffic

 

One warning is about shitty web traffic.

 

Some videos will tell you that you should go over to places like FreeAdForum.com / thefreeadforum and different things like that.

 

But if you do something investigating, you’re going to find out that FreeAdForum / thefreeadforum isn’t always the best.

 

You want good, quality traffic. You want people who can actually afford and buy your product, and you want people who actually want your product. You want people who are actually coming to the site to look at the ads, not just coming to post them.

 

A place like FreeAdForum has a ton of ads and not a lot of traffic, and the traffic is mostly coming from places like India and Egypt and others like that. And usually those countries can’t really afford your offers, so it’s not really that good of traffic.

 

Another website people talk about is FreeGlobalClassifiedAds.com. This has a really low ranking, and most of its traffic comes from India and Nigeria. A lot of people know that these aren’t the best places to get traffic. They can’t really afford a lot of the stuff, and they’re not really into it.

 

This all leads me to believe that most of these sites are automated places that put out ads, or they’re people trying to spam with ads, which mean they’re not really legitimate places to get ads at all.

 

Have a Good Disclaimer

Another warning for you is that you need to have a good disclaimer.

You need to tell people that you’re an affiliate for the offer you’re promoting, that you get compensated when people buy something. If you don’t say that, you could get in trouble.

 

Obviously, my review of a product is going to be different if I’m getting paid to review it, versus if I just like it or something like that.

 

Besides having a disclaimer for being an affiliate, you also need disclaimers for any claims you make.

 

If I saw I make $1 million on the internet, I need to back it up, and say that most people don’t make that, but here’s what you can make.

 

Here is a sample disclaimer:

 

“The results are not typical, implied, or guaranteed. Average user results may vary”.

 

Or,

 

“This product not intended to treat or cure anything whatsoever. Talk to your doctor before you do anything.”

 

Promote Legitimate Offers

 

You also need to promote legitimate offers.

 

You have to have a good, legitimate offer, otherwise you’re on the line for it as someone promoting it.

 

Follow Terms on All Traffic Sites

You need to follow the terms on all of your traffic sites.

 

One example is using Craigslist. Craigslist is a good place to get traffic.

 

However, you have to follow the terms and conditions of their site. They don’t want people spamming it, they don’t want it filled with just a bunch of affiliate links. So you have to do it a little bit differently.

 

All of these things can be done legitimately. Usually when you o them legit, it takes a little but more time, but you make a lot more money in the long run. And you don’t’ have people banging on your door, saying that you’re in trouble.

 

Find an Offer

You can find an offer in many different places. You can go to ClickBank, and you can find offers for anything.

 

You can find an offer for making money, if you want to teach people how to make money, or you can find people looking for fad diets, like a belly fat diet or something like that.

 

And the offers will tell you how much money you’re going to make. If you want to promote them, you can just get a link from ClickBank, and you can copy and paste it wherever you’d like to advertise.

 

Another place you can go to get offers is Max Bounty. When you’re finding offers, you want something generic and high-converting.

 

Find People Who Might Want It

 

Next, you have to find the people who might want your offer.

 

Now, you can do like the other guys are saying, and you can go to FreeAdForum or places that get a bunch of traffic that probably isn’t going to convert what you want.

 

A Better Way: Forum Marketing

 

This is how a bunch of people teach you. But let’s talk about an even better way to do it.

 

Instead of doing what everyone else teaches, you can actually look up forums of people who are actively looking for answers based on what we want, instead of just free classifieds and things like that which are spam havens and just a bunch of junk.

 

You can actually go to Google and search for a forum that’s related to the offer you’re promoting. So if you’re promoting an anxiety offer, you could search for “anxiety forum”. If you’re doing an acne offer, you could search for “acne forum.”

 

There are literally forums for every offer you can think of.

When you go to a forum, all you have to do is provide some kind of tip. Maybe you could answer someone’s question. And you’re going to make an ad for your offer. Then, in your footer is where you’re going to copy and paste your ad.

 

You can do a direct link, but remember that you need a direct link and everything like that.

 

And here’s a pro tip. Instead of direct linking, you can get a domain and do a redirect. So if your offer is for something to do with anxiety, you can get a domain such as anxietyguide.com, and you can redirect it to wherever you want your affiliate link to be. Or it could be its own website.

 

If you set up your own website, you want to consider allowing your visitors to opt in. I would recommend doing this, because you’re going to make a lot more money in the long run.

 

But I understand if you want to just do something super lazy, super cheap, and super easy. You could just set up a page with a redirect, or you can make a splash page that says “click her to get the offer” or whatever it may be.

 

If you want to learn more about this stuff, check out www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com and check out my brand new affiliate marketing toolbar. It’s awesome. It has all the tools you need to start learning how to make money online.

Go From Beginner to $1,000 a Month: Bonus Fast Profit Tips

What would I do if my back was against the wall and I had to make $1,000 a month, each and every month within the next 30 days?

 

Well, today, I’m going to show you exactly what I would do, and walk you through everything so you know what you need to do.

 

Now, I got to tell you, this is a business. It takes some work. There’s some little tweaks that need to be made. Not every niche, not every customer, not every affiliate offer is the same.

 

What you can expect is real-world information on how I run my blogging business and how I’ve helped many other people do the same. I’ve helped lots of people get financially free over the years by learning this simple stuff.

 

I think if you follow along and you really dive in, you should be able to get some results.

Bonus Fast Profit Tips

 

We know you want to make fast profit. We know you want to get to that $1,000 a month or more.

 

You can do that a lot more if you really focus, and if the niche has the potential.

 

Here are some steps you can take to make some profit fast.

 

Solo Ads and Direct Banners

 

Run some solo ads and get some direct banners.

 

Direct Email Questions and Answers

 

What do I mean by that? On your thank you page on your site, you might usually try to put offers on it. Instead of doing that and selling directly from it, use it to ask your audience a question.

 

You could say, “What’s your number one question about weight loss?” Or “What’s your number one question about computers?” Or whatever your niche is about.

 

Whatever their question is, you can answer it in another email, and with it you can send an affiliate link. Boom!

Live Chat and/or Phone Number

 

You could do live chat or a phone number. Chat with your audience.

 

You really want to make money? Sit there and chat all day and sell stuff. People will come onto your live chat and they’ll say, “Hey, I’ve been trying to do x. What do you think is good?”

 

Then you can tell them to click here, get this, or whatever it may be. Make sure you put a disclaimer with it. For example, if you’re recommending a weight loss product, make sure you tell them that you’re not a doctor, and you’re an affiliate.

 

If your niche is making money online, maybe someone will tell you on live chat, “I’ve been trying to start a blog. What do I do?” You can tell them, “First, go get web hosting.” Then they’ll go do that, and boom, you could get an instant $100 commission.

 

Run Webinars and Trainings

 

Webinars and trainings can make real profits.

 

If your niche is weight loss, you could get a bunch of people who want to lose weight, and make a little webinar with little slides, and sell stuff at the end. It’s not that hard.

Or you could do a training, or hire someone to do it, or get other people that you’re an affiliate of to do a webinar.

 

I got people all the time who do webinars for my list. I don’t even have to show up. I just tell them, “Dude, here’s the code for the webinar. Let me know how much we make.”

 

These bonus steps are very important, and they can really give your business a boost.

 

To learn more, go to www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.

Direct Response Marketing Glossary

 Ad

An ad is anything designed at getting people to your offer or website.

 

This could be anything like a Facebook post, AdWords ad, or banner ad. It could be a solo email ad, a text ad, any kind of ad out there that’s going to get people to your website. So the goal of your ad is to do just that—get people to your site. The ad is the first thing that people see.

 

When you’re dealing with advertising and marketing online, remember that your goal is to get people to your offer or website, not necessarily to sell. You’re not really trying to sell in your ad, so don’t try to just blatantly sell. We want as many people as possible to come to our site, and then it’s our website’s job to do the selling.

 

 

Affiliate

 

An affiliate is someone selling on behalf of another company.

 

This is like a salesman, but instead, you’re getting paid from an affiliate company.

 

The cool thing is that you get something called an affiliate link. This tracks whatever it is you’re selling, so it tracks clicks and sales.

 

When you’re dealing with affiliate marketing, your job is to get your ad to get people to your website, where you pre-sell affiliate offers.

 

Why do I say pre-sale? Well, as an affiliate, you’re not really doing the sale, because the order form is not hosted on your site. You can’t really sell it directly. (That would be dropshipping, or selling your own products.) So as an affiliate, we’re selling on behalf of another company.

 

Now, the cool thing about affiliate marketing is you can get paid per click, per lead, per sale, per trial, per call, or per download.

 

We can get paid all these different ways as an affiliate marketer. But we have to remember that as an affiliate, we are not directly selling the offer. We have to pre-sell it.

 

 

Acquisition cost

 

Acquisition cost is how much it costs to get a customer.

 

This is the most important number in marketing. How much does it cost you to get a new customer?

 

Whether it’s a $1 customer or a $50,000 customer, how much is it costing you to generate that person?

 

If you’re an affiliate, you can think replace “acquisition” with “lead”. How much does it cost to get a lead or a customer? Because as an affiliate marketer or influencer, the value or money you make is going to be determined by the leads you collect.

 

The more leads you have, the more you nurture them, the more they get to know, like, and trust your information. The more value it’s going to be.

 

Now, you can do what’s called click flopping, which is basically setting up a landing page, putting affiliate offers on it, and sending traffic to it. You make money, and don’t really build a mailing list or anything like that.

 

Click flopping is direct to offers, without any lead capture. So you’re not really capturing a lead, you’re not really building an audience or anything like that.

 

As a marketer, you need to know your acquisition cost. You need to know how much you’re making for each individual lead or sale. How much is it costing you to get that sale?

 

 

Advertorial

 

An advertorial is an advertisement that is designed to look like content.

 

This is one that I really like. This is important, and a lot of people miss out on this. This is where advertisements are designed to look like content.

 

They look like something you want to read. They look like part of the magazine, or part of the website. And then at the end, it might have a little call to action.

 

As an affiliate marketer, if you don’t learn the skills of advertorials, you’re going to have a hard time making money. Why? Because people go to the internet for content.

 

Not to read your ads. So our job is to make advertorials and ask ourselves how we can make our ads look like content.

 

 

Advocate / Reporter / Reviewer

 

This is the positioning of who you are and how you’re writing your site.

 

Who are you when you write your site? You might be an advocate, the guy on behalf of your reader saying that you tested out these products, and here’s what you learned.

 

Or you might be a reporter, saying you found out some information and inviting people to read a report that you made about it.

 

Or you might be a reviewer. A lot of times, people just make review sites and make lots of money doing it, because they do it in a cool way. They’re like, “Hey, I’m just trying to help you out.”

 

This is about your writing and content style.

 

When you think about this, you have to ask how you are going to help people. How are you going to give them something of value, something that they’re going to want to read?

 

The goal of your site is to get people to read. If they’re not reading your stuff, if they’re not listening to your videos, if they’re not doing stuff, then it’s not really going to work.

 

If people come to your site and leave without doing anything, then you are stuck in the water, because they’re not going to consume your content.

 

 

Avatar

 

An avatar is a snapshot of your visitors or ideal customers.

 

Who is your ideal customer? You have to make a snapshot of them. In the old days, we would do this with an SRDS, which is a standard rates and data service. And this was basically a place where we could buy lists of people who did x.

 

When it comes to online stuff, we still have to ask ourselves this question.

 

I’ve found that for my affiliate marketing business, it’s usually someone between the ages of 40 and 60 that’s looking to supplement income.

 

Now, recently we’ve branched out and we’ve gotten a lot younger crowd, which I like. It’s kid of cool to have a diverse crowd. But once you know your crowd, it’s very important to remember them.

 

Because 40 to 60-year-olds talk differently than 30 to 40-year-olds, or 20 to 30-year-olds.

 

You have to build your avatar about who you want.

 

Direct response marketing is about cutting out the waste. Coca-cola, Ford, Dodge, all these companies waste a shit ton of money on their marketing. They waste so much money it’s not even funny. Now, they can afford to, because they sell a shit ton of stuff.

 

But you and I can’t afford to do that. We can’t afford to waste money on marketing, we can’t afford to waste clicks, or emails. That’s what direct response marketing is about.

 

We have to focus on that, and we do that by finding our customer avatar, the people that we want to reach. The people that are going to buy what we have to offer.

 

 

Back end

 

Back end is how much money you make off the lead or sale.

 

If I sell something at the end of a call, the idea isn’t just to get people to get the offer.

 

The offer itself might not make me much money, but the idea is for you guys to eventually buy more stuff.

 

Because I know that once you buy my offer and join me, you’ll love what I have and you’ll want to learn more.

 

So you have to look at how much you’re going to make off a lead or sale. Then you can use that to figure out how much you want to spend to get that lead or sale.

 

For example, if I generate 100 mail opt ins, and I sell affiliate offers that can make me $4,000 a year, that means I’m able to make an average of $40 per year, per subscriber.

 

If you knew you were making $40 per year, per subscriber, how many subscribers would you buy? How much would you spend if you knew you could make $40 per subscriber?

 

$40 over 12 months would mean you’re making $3.33 per month, per subscriber, so maybe you would spend $20 or so to get a subscriber. In that instance, you know you’d be making a profit.

 

 

Benefits vs. features

 

Benefits tell someone why they should have a product, and features describe what a product has.

 

We don’t want to sell features, we want to sell benefits. What’s an example of a feature? A car might have a feature of going 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5 seconds.

 

That’s a feature, but can we translate that into a benefit? The benefit is that the car is going to make you look good, make you look hot. That’s why people by fancy sports cars, because they want to look good in them. They want to impress other people.

 

People don’t buy sports cars because of the features, but because of the benefits.

So we don’t want to sell features, we want to sell benefits. There are different types of benefits we can focus on: flat, emotional, and practical.

 

A flat benefit is a benefit with no emotional appeal. An emotional benefit appeals to emotions.

 

Practical benefits don’t sell as well as emotional ones. They’re more like flat benefits.

 

You have to appeal to emotions. What makes people think. What keeps people up at night. People buy things based on emotion.

 

 

Break even

 

Break even is the point where you get your money back.

 

Related to this is the CTO, which is contribution to overhead. This is basically all of your costs, all of your expenses. Then, what you’re left over with is all your profit.

 

 

Copy / Copywriting

 

Copy is what your visitors will read. Copywriting is creating the copy.

 

Your landing page has words on it, so that’s your landing page copy. Your sales page has words or a video on it, so that’s your sales page copy.

 

The key to writing good copy is to know your avatar. Know who you’re talking to, and know their hot buttons. Another tip is to be specific.

 

When it comes to copywriting, there are several parts.

 

First is the headline, which is what people will read first. The goal of the headline is to get people to read your next sentence.

 

Then you have the subhead, which is the copy that comes right after the heading. The goal of this is to lead people into the body. The body is the bulk of your copy.

 

When you write copy, remember that people skim, rather than read, your content. People are skimming your copy. They’re not reading every single part of your copy.

 

 

Call to action

 

A call to action is asking for an action to happen.

 

It could be asking for a sale, a lead, whatever the action is.

 

This is the action you’re going to get paid on. If it’s a download, then you’d tell people, “Download this.”

 

A lot of people waffle it when it comes to call to action. They sell from their heels. But you have to make your call to action really clear and concise. You don’t want to confuse people.

 

In my case, there is nothing wrong with me doing a webinar where I teach a lot of value, and then tell people to go to my site and sign up to learn more.

 

If you don’t have a call to action on your site, you’re not going to sell a damn thing.

 

 

Close

 

A close is where you close the sale.

 

How are you ending your content? This is the wrapping up your marketing. It’s the whole reason your doing your content.

 

 

Cold vs. warm

 

Cold traffic doesn’t know you, and warm traffic does know you.

 

If you have videos on YouTube and tell people to go to your site, then by the time they get to your site, they’ll already know who you are. That’s warm traffic. If you just put an ad on Google and lead people to your site, then they don’t know who you are, and that’s cold traffic.

 

Warm traffic is always going to convert better, which is why you make money on your mailing list.

 

Warm traffic could be from someone else, like if you get an endorsement, or you get an affiliate to promote something.

 

 

Control

 

A control is the starting point of your ad or content.

 

I might write an ad that says, “Download Free Bible Verses.” Let’s say that control got a 1% CTR (click-through rate). Now what we do is try to make variations to beat the control.

 

So, I could make a new ad that says, “Free Bible Study Tools.” Maybe that one gets a 3% CTR. If my variation kicks ass and gets 3%, this will become the new control. Now I might try to beat this one too, or maybe I’m just happy with it and I leave it.

 

On your site, your control would be a landing page or squeeze page. Maybe you test a squeeze page, and you get 10% of the people to opt in.

 

Then you do a new one, where your squeeze page offers a free report and has a video on it.

 

Maybe that one gets you a 30% opt in rate. You might make that squeeze page your new control.

 

 

Conversion

 

Conversion is someone doing the action.

 

So if you’re getting paid on a download, the conversion would be when people actually download your offer.

 

If you’re paid on a lead, the conversion would be when you get a lead. If you’re paid on a sale, the conversion would be the sale.

 

 

Demographic

 

A demographic is who you have.

 

This is a lot like your avatar. Your avatar is who you want, but the demographic is who you’re able to get.

 

Email list

 

An email list is a list of people who want to hear more.

 

With your email list, you can follow up on people with other ads and offers.

 

 

Guarantee

 

A guarantee is when you say, “If you get x, you’re going to get y.”

 

Here’s is my own guarantee: “I guarantee after going through my direct response trainings for just $97, you will learn exactly what you need, so you can write ads that make money, starting today.

 

Yes, this skill can be used the same day you learn it to profit big time. (My record was $3,000 in 13 minutes using these tactics.)”

 

I find that the guarantee can be powerful if you use why people are there in the first place.

 

 

Information marketing

 

Information marketing is writing content with the goal of doing something.

 

For example, the news gives content to convert you to their views.

 

They don’t want you to think, they just want you to believe what they believe. So they present information and narratives in a way that only shows what you want to see.

 

Now, you can do this ethically. You don’t have to be like sleezy news outlets. You can do this in a way that helps people.

 

 

Integrated Marketing

 

Integrated Marketing is piggybacking off of other marketing.

 

This could be providing a free report, and having something in that report where you’re integrating your offer into it. Or may you’re integrating something in someone else’s sales process.

 

Integrated marketing is really important. You can integrate in all kinds of things, and you could make a lot of money with it.

 

 

Landing page

 

A landing page is the page your visitor lands on.

 

A landing page could be a sales page, it could be a squeeze page, an opt in page, anything. It just happens to be the page someone lands on.

 

When I go to Google and go to their main Google search page, that’s a landing page. When I go to Yahoo, that’s their landing page. When I go to Amazon, that’s their landing page.

 

I can make other landing pages if I want, but the landing page by definition is the page that I’m sending people to from my ad, or my search engine marketing, or whatever it may be.

 

 

Limited-time offer

A limited-time offer is an offer that is only available for a limited time.

 

An example would be an offer that’s only available for the duration of a call. Or it could be a report that’s only available for the next 48 hours. This will often increase the amount of people that signs up for something.

 

 

Social proof

 

Social proof is providing social information about customers in order to encourage conversion.

 

An example would be to say, “The last people who were on my webinar loved it.”

 

Or, “The last 100 people that went through my training got this result.”

 

This is about using the power of other people doing stuff. Because let’s face it: People are like herds. They follow the crowds.

 

Remember that we don’t use social proof to manipulate people, we use it to help them. But knowing that people think differently in groups versus individuals is important for marketing as well.

 

 

Market

 

A market is the group of people you’re going after.

 

This is a lot like your demographic. Who are you reaching? Are they retired people? Are they divorced people? Are they married people? Are they people looking to lose weight? Who’s your target market?

 

 

Niche market

 

A niche market is a much more targeted market.

 

This is different from just a market. A market might be weight loss, but you might not know much about these people, other than the fact that they want to lose weight. It’s pretty generic.

 

A niche market would be people who want to lose 20 pounds in a week. This is much more specific. It’s not just about the competition. It’s about having the right person. If you don’t have the right person, you’re not going to make any money.

 

 

Offer

 

An offer is what you’re promoting to your customers.

 

An example of an offer would be getting pizza in 30 minutes or it’s free. Another offer would be taking $100 off a first order or something.

 

 

Opt in

 

An opt in is when someone enters their name and email for more information.

 

It’s someone opting into your marketing.

 

 

Personalization

 

Personalization is when you can make something more personal.

 

This could be calling someone by their first name in an email, or providing separate links for offers. Let’s say I have a site and I get people that want to lose weight. I ask them, “Do you want to lose 10 pounds, 30 pounds, or 50 pounds?”

 

When they click on 10 pounds, I can take them to a special page about losing 10 pounds. When they say 30, I could take them to a special page about losing 30 pounds. And so on and so forth.

 

 

Pre-population

 

Pre-population is having information entered onto a page automatically.

 

For example, I could have an opt in page where I get someone to opt in successfully.

 

Then on the next page, I could have a form with the email address or something else already populated in there, already displayed on the page. This can really boost conversion.

 

 

Persuasion

 

Persuasion is the art of getting people to take action.

 

You want to persuade people to a point of view. You want to persuade them to do what you want, to buy something, click something, fill out a form, whatever it is.

 

 

Positioning

Positioning is selling in a different way.

 

How are you going to position your product? Maybe people want something but they don’t know it’s a solution to a certain problem. Your job is to find the problems, and then give the solutions. This is how you’re positioning yourself in the marketplace.

 

 

Profits

 

Profits are all the money that is left over after advertising and other expenses.

 

 

Qualified prospects

 

A qualified prospect is someone who has the desire and means to buy your stuff.

 

If you are marketing high mortgages that are a million dollars or more, and you’re marketing to people who make $2,000 a month, it’s probably not going to work.

 

They might have the desire, but they don’t have the means to buy your stuff. If you don’t have both, it won’t work.

 

 

Reason-why copy

 

Reason-why copy is giving people a reason why they should do something.

 

For example, you should get my direct response training because you will learn the same skill responsible for making me over $10 million on the internet.

 

 

Squeeze page

 

A squeeze page is a page designed to get subscribers from your traffic.

 

This is the same thing as an opt in page. You want people to subscribe or opt in. The squeeze page is designed to squeeze out the people who want more information.

 

 

Short copy vs. long copy

 

Short copy is writing that is short, while long copy is longer.

 

Short copy would be a one-page sales letter, or a five-page sales letter. Long copy would be a 40-page sales letter. There is a big debate in copywriting as to which is better.

 

The one that’s better is whichever one that gets the point across.

 

You can test out copy out to be short at first, and if it doesn’t work, you can lengthen it up a bit. You have to roll with your market and see what sticks.

 

Remember that content isn’t king. Ads aren’t kind. Your market is king. You market is the determining factor. They’ll speak. They’ll tell you what they want and what they don’t.

 

 

Response rate

 

A response rate is the number of people who respond out of your total reach.

 

Let’s say I set up an ad on Facebook, and 100 people view my ad, and only one person responds. That’s a 1% response rate.

 

You take your total reach, the total amount of traffic to your site, and look at how many people actually respond, click, buy, download, whatever it is you want them to do.

 

 

Return on investment

 

Return on investment is the amount of money made from an investment.

 

If I spend $100 on traffic, and I make $1,000, that’s a thousand-dollar return.

 

Special report / Freebie / Info giveaway

A special report is a report you give someone. A freebie is something else you can give people. An info giveaway is usually done to get people to subscribe.

 

A freebie could be a list of links, a video, a download, a PDF, or something like that. Info giveaways are your bait.

 

 

Swipe file

 

A swipe file is a collection of good ads.

 

These are ads that you can use and glean from. You never copy them, just use them to glean from. Every marketer should have a swipe file.

 

 

USP

 

A USP is a unique selling proposition.

 

If you have your own product, or you’re doing affiliate products, how are you going to position yourself as unique? How are you going to differentiate yourself from the market? That’s your selling proposition.

 

For you guys, it might just be the content on your site, if you don’t have your own product.

 

But what’s going to make your site stand out? What’s going to be different? Why is your information different from the other ten people on Google?

 

Why is your video different from the other thousands of videos I can watch about this topic?

 

When you have that unique selling proposition, or that unique point, you’re going to have people flocking to you to get what they need and what you have for them.

 

To learn more, go to www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.

 

Go From Beginner to $1,000 a Month: Run Traffic and Analyze

What would I do if my back was against the wall and I had to make $1,000 a month, each and every month within the next 30 days?

 

Well, today, I’m going to show you exactly what I would do, and walk you through everything so you know what you need to do.

 

Now, I got to tell you, this is a business. It takes some work. There’s some little tweaks that need to be made. Not every niche, not every customer, not every affiliate offer is the same.

 

What you can expect is real-world information on how I run my blogging business and how I’ve helped many other people do the same. I’ve helped lots of people get financially free over the years by learning this simple stuff.

 

I think if you follow along and you really dive in, you should be able to get some results.

 

Run Traffic and Analyze

 

Now that you know how you’re going to get traffic, you actually have to do it.

 

You do this with something called the 300 Click Test. There is a video in the Simple Sites Big Profits course that walks you through how to do this.

 

It tells you how to test your market, and how to test your site. It shows you how to run your traffic and analyze. I would suggest watching that.

As you’re running your traffic, you want to ask yourself these questions:

 

How many impressions am I getting?

 

How many clicks am I getting?

 

How many opt ins am I getting?

 

How many sales am I getting?

 

Where can I improve?

 

These are the only things you’re concerned with at this step. You don’t care about anything else.

 

To learn more, go to www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.

Seven Figure Keyword Hacks

Are you ready to learn how to find highly profitable niche markets? We’re going to dive into my seven-figure niche finding secrets.

 

For those of you that know me, I started affiliate marketing back when I was about 19 years old. I started in various different niches, and started trying to learn how this stuff works.

 

I tried to figure out what I needed to do to make a living online.

 

Maybe you feel like you’re in that spot, too. Maybe you’re thinking, “Yeah, Marcus, I want to make money online, but I really don’t know how to do it. A lot of people are telling me a lot of different things, and it’s really confusing, and I need some help.”

 

Here’s the deal. In marketing, you’re going to learn about two different types of fruit. One is low-hanging fruit, and the other is high-hanging fruit.

 

Now, the low-hanging fruit is on the bottom of the tree, and it’s really easy to get.

 

The high-hanging fruit is hard to get, and it’s at the top of the tree.

 

When you’re dealing with an internet as big as the internet we have today, you have a lot of fruit at the bottom. There’s a lot of stuff that you could go for and get results really quick. You could even make seven figures with low-hanging fruit.

 

An example of low-hanging fruit in the marketing world is the long-tail, big keywords, and they’re a pain in the butt, and they don’t always work right.

 

But the fact of the matter is that you really need to focus on what you can get and what you can do.

 

And in reality, you really can get the low-hanging fruit.

If you can find out the keywords that people are searching for, and the places people are hanging out, I think you can get a good grasp on how this works.

 

If you can focus and figure out how these ads work, and what people are doing online, then you can go out and make a lot of money.

 

You can get the intent behind why people are doing what they’re doing, which is extremely important.

 

Right now, money is flowing around everywhere. There is a lot of money flowing online—millions and millions of dollars are being spent every single minute.

 

Even more, advertisers are paying billions of dollars on paid ads, sponsored ads, banner ads, video ads, and everything like that.

 

We have to look at this and ask how this works, and understand where this is going to lead us.

 

Recently, some people have been asking me if my methods still work with how the economy is now, and how the internet is always changing, and only the “gurus” seem to be making money.

 

But that’s not actually the case.

 

There are actually hundreds of thousands of people, just like you and me, who are making a living online.

 

The way I make this happen is by creating “simple sites” online. So, what’s the big secret to making these simple sites work?

My simple sites work because they’re based on what people are searching for online. They put you completely in control of the content. You direct the visitor to where you want them to go.

 

My goal is to find people that need something. Then I educate them on what they need, why they need it, and what to do. If I do that, then I increase the value of the traffic instantly.

 

We’ll show you how this works.

 

Did you know that right now, I can send an email to everyone and ask, “Hey, are you interested in financing your house?”

 

A lot of people probably wouldn’t want that email because you’re here for my webinars. But if I did that, every click I generated from the email would now be worth more money. Does that makes sense?

 

That’s the difference.

 

All clicks are the same. It’s just a matter of what people are clicking on. All searches are the same.

 

It’s just a matter of what people are searching for. And it’s our job to go into the brain and say, “I’m going to think about what they want.”

 

There are some keywords out there that are super competitive. People pay top dollar for certain search terms — $50. $60, even $70 a click.

 

Until now, traffic for these keywords has been super competitive, overpriced, and not profitable. If I had to pay $10 or more per click, I’d be making nothing.

 

But 99% of the time, every keyword will have a word related to it that is much cheaper. It’s like finding a penny on the ground, and someone is willing to buy it for $100.

There is a backdoor to every niche, even the competitive ones.

 

Here’s the ticket. Instead of going for the high competition stuff that everyone goes for, go for something else.

 

This is what I call flipping the market. It’s about understanding what people want.

 

Here’s the deal. On one side of the coin, we have a keyword.

 

This has everything tied to it, and everyone knows it’s valuable, so they’re paying for it, and they’re bidding it up. On the other side, we have people searching for all kinds of stuff.

 

Our job is to find out how we can link them together.

 

How to Find Non-Competitive Niches with Hidden Profit

 

Let’s talk about how to find non-competitive niches with hidden profit. We’ll go into this in a moment.

 

1. Find your need niche.

2. Find higher paying offers. You might find offers for $30 to $100 and more. Or, use simple converting offers.

3. Set up a direct site, promoting the offer.

4. Get some traffic. Use the easiest methods you can.

5. Watch what your visitors click on. Get them to opt in. Be interactive.

 

I have a question for you.

 

When is the best time to sell home security systems?

 

It’s after a break-in in a local area.

If your neighbor gets robbed, what do you do? You instantly go get insured, you get security, you call people, and you deck out your house with security stuff. This is the best time.

 

If you’re a security salesman and you go to a neighborhood that just had a break-in, your conversion is crazy.

 

We can convert this idea to online.

 

After a local break-in, a lot of people are searching online for home security systems. And that traffic gets competitive.

 

Advertisers might pay $11, $15, or $30 a click.

 

But if you had to pay $30 in this market, or $10, or even $5, you’re not going to make any money.

 

But how could we get traffic in this market now?

 

We can make money on these markets with affiliate offers. So we can go to OfferVault and look for a related offer that’s a lot less competitive.

 

Let’s say we look at offers for a related search term, “crime statistics by zip code”. These people are probably looking to move, or maybe they’re looking up break-ins, or maybe they heard about a break-in. Or maybe they watch the news and got scared.

 

We can get this word for 23 cents a click.

 

You could provide information for people looking up crime rates for their zip code, and you could recommend a home security system.

 

This is an example of flipping the market. This can work for any niche.

 

How to Find Super Profitable, Untapped Niches and Flip Them to Profit

 

How do we find these markets? How do you come up with stuff like “crime statistics by zip code”?

 

Well, what I do is I use something called trigger words. I can go here and go to my trigger word tool, and I can type something in that has nothing to do with anything other than a trigger word.

 

It takes a bit of work, but once you find these, it’s like finding gold.

 

I’ve used these many times to find backdoors into different competitive markets.

A lot of these trigger words are included in your Simple Sites course. If you don’t have that yet, you can get it at www.SimpleSitesBonus.com.

 

Here are some of our trigger words:

  • Learn
  • Lessons
  • Level
  • Listings
  • Lose
  • Power
  • Monthly
  • Naturally
  • Normal
  • Online courses
  • Order
  • Overnight
  • Payment
  • Price
  • Problems
  • Purchase
  • Question
  • Question and answers
  • Quick
  • Raise
  • Rates

Our full trigger word list is around 300 words long.

 

And you can use these alongside different tools so that you get a good overview of what you’re working with.

 

And this is the kind of thing that we do all the time that gets us into markets that work extremely well.

 

Another method I use is the glossary method.

 

This is another great method. You can go into a market and find all the terms that people are looking up. Then you can put them into a list.

 

You’ll find terms that have a lot of searches and low competition.

 

We also teach you the product method. This is if you have a product that you’re leading with.

 

We teach more about these methods in the Simple Sites course.

 

Pairing the Right Offer with Your Niche

The key here is pairing the right offer with the right niche.

 

All traffic will work if you have the right offer.

 

Everything works if you have the right offer. If you don’t have the right offer, nothing is going to work.

 

There are some major categories that you’ll look at with your keywords. Here is a list of categories.

 

  • Automotive
  • Business Opportunity
  • Coupons
  • Dating
  • Downloads
  • E-Commerce
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Financial
  • Freebies
  • Gaming
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Membership Clubs
  • Mobile Optimized
  • PIN Submit / SMS
  • Social Network
  • Tourism

These are some basic categories. There are lots and lots of offers for all these categories, but you have to be creative to make it work. This is why the stuff that I do works.

 

Pairing the offer with the niche is everything.

 

You have to think about what the user ultimately wants, and how you can help them. Right now, how can you help them?

 

Then focus your landing page, make sure your offer and payout match, and visualize the possibilities.

 

Because if you can pair the right offer with the right keyword, you can make tons of cash. The key is training your brain to see the opportunities.

 

Remembering that these are your visitors.

 

They’re super hyper, crazed, “Give me what I want right now” type of people. They are a ticking time bomb. And if they can’t find what they want in a few seconds, they’re out of here.

 

Your site must have a goal and a purpose. What do you want them to do? Do you want them to click something? Buy something? Opt in? Then you must put it in front of them.

 

The key is that your content must lead them where you want them to go. You are directing the traffic in your web sites. You need to control the conversation. You need to make it about you.

 

Control the narrative. Control the way they consume the information. You are in charge. You’re in charge of how they see it, and your content must lead people where you want them to go.

It’s very easy to give people what they want.

 

Remember that once you find this, value is the future of CPA marketing. You can create value in the form of a PDF, an mp3, infographics, video files, articles, spreadsheets, cool quotes and interviews, lots of stuff.

 

Another tip is to add interactive tools like dropdowns, questions, forms, search boxes, check boxes, monetized ads, reports, downloads, videos, and things like that.

 

Marcus’s Ten Commandments of Blog Making

 

Here are my ten commandments of blog making. Once you find your keyword, this is what you need to do. This is what you need to focus on.

 

1. Thou shalt not beat around the bush. If you have something to say, say it. If you want people to buy stuff, get them to it. If you want them to click on an ad, tell them what the benefit is.

2. Thou shalt not confuse thy visitors with useless info.

3. Thou shalt not bore thy visitors with boring info.

4. Thou shalt not go too broad with thy topic. Stay focused.

5. Thou shalt not sacrifice thy message for a fancy design.

6. Thou shalt help thy visitors in a direct way, using their favorite medium.

7. Though shalt always direct thy visitors where thou want them to go.

8. Thou shalt always find ways to interact with thy visitors.

9. Thou shalt always use thy content to lead people to what makes thou money.

10. Thou shalt always use thy design to guide thy visitors’ eye where thou want them.

 

To learn more, go to www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.

 

Go From Beginner to $1,000 a Month: Start Aggressively Getting Traffic

What would I do if my back was against the wall and I had to make $1,000 a month, each and every month within the next 30 days?

 

Well, today, I’m going to show you exactly what I would do, and walk you through everything so you know what you need to do.

 

Now, I got to tell you, this is a business. It takes some work. There’s some little tweaks that need to be made. Not every niche, not every customer, not every affiliate offer is the same.

 

What you can expect is real-world information on how I run my blogging business and how I’ve helped many other people do the same. I’ve helped lots of people get financially free over the years by learning this simple stuff.

 

I think if you follow along and you really dive in, you should be able to get some results.

 

Start Aggressively Getting Traffic

 

By now, you’ve started your blog. You’re building your content, offer pitches, and giveaways. You have some emails and some blog posts. The next step is to start getting some traffic.

 

We’re not out here waiting for the search engines to pick us up. We’re not waiting for the traffic gods to bestow upon us the traffic.

 

We’re not waiting for the algorithm to be on our side.

This isn’t about just trying to get traffic. It’s about building and aggressively getting traffic, of course in an ethical and non-spammy way.

 

If you’re not that good at SEO, or your site doesn’t get ranked, what are you going to do?

 

There are lots of ways you can go about getting traffic. You could do it by email, banner ads, contextual marketing, search ads, web-based advertising, social media, mobile, incentivizing, or banner ads.

 

You could do native ads, videos, and forums.

 

If you’re not getting traffic, it’s no one else’s fault but your own. But that’s okay, because if it’s your own fault, then that’s a good thing. That means you can fix it.

 

You could make backlinks. And not the crappy backlinks, like getting a million backlinks for $5. You should get real backlinks. You can even get backlinks from your top competitors. If you pay enough, you can get whatever the hell you want.

 

Traffic is your own fault. Now, what are you going to do to help it?

Here are some tasks you can do to help your traffic. Each of them take about 15 minutes to do:

 

  • Set up a new blog

  • Buy a new domain name

  • Create content for blog / site

  • Create a blog post

  • Record an audio

  • Write an email

  • Make a step-by-step list

  • Create a blog theme

  • Submit a press release

  • Find ten new keywords

  • Make an infographic

  • Sell from a new angle

  • Create a squeeze page

  • Make a slide video

  • Make sites for clients

  • Make a new video

  • Set up a simple forum

  • Write a letter

  • Test your market PPC

  • Find PDFs for market

  • Make a list of downloads

  • Set up a “grid”

  • Buy a solo ad

  • Answer questions

  • Content for flipper sites

  • Create backlinks

  • Restructure content

  • Create webinar notes

  • Interview someone

  • Create a member site

  • Organize info

  • Make an excel calculator

  • Run a banner ad

  • Write a book chapter

These are the 15-minute tasks you can do every day to make it work. They’re not that difficult.

 

We actually teach you how to do all these in the Simple Sites course, which is really, really amazing. We teach you all of it. You can get that at www.SimpleSitesBonus.com.

 

I guarantee, if you stop trying to make money online, and instead you focus on doing these the right way, every day for 15 minutes a day, you’re going to outrun the guy who’s spending 8 hours a day trying to make money online.

 

You’re going to outrun them by far, because these are the tasks that get the money.

 

To learn more, go to www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.

 

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