04Jan/10

Building List Thru A Free AutoResponder

How are you today? I hope you’re moving on and getting your business built. Today I want to tell you about something I am sure you’ll be happy to hear about.

You may even feel the timing couldn’t be better! I’m sure you already know this….”The Money’s In The List.” You’ve probably heard it a countless number of times!

To be a little more accurate – it should read…”The Money Is In Your Relationship With Your List!”

But hey, either way we keep hearing we need a list. Well that’s so easy to say for those marketers who are already making thousands a month from their lists!

They can afford the ever rising fees that some autoresponders charge! But what about the little guy? The people like you and I who just want to get to a point of making regular profits?

We know that we need a list management service, an autoresponder to send out our messages so that we can let our subscribers know when we launch a product. Or when we find something of value that we’d like to share.

Well the last thing I’m going to do is tell you, like many seem to, is that you just have to take the industry leaders service and suffer the cost.

If you, like me, want to keep a tighter watch on your outgoings. If you want a fully featured service, and know that you have it in you to make a go of your business… if you could just find someone who’ll give a break to the little guys…

Well that day has finally arrived!

There is, at last, an autoresponder company who seem to have listened to our needs!  Instead of focusing on making more profit with higher prices – they are working on making more by providing a service that is more accessible to ‘Ordinary People’.

Picture waking up to see an inbox filling with Paypal notifications from an email you sent out the night before! How will you feel when you receive subscriber emails thanking you for your latest recommendation?

Stop and think for a moment…

You know you need to build and grow your list. If the only thing that has been stopping you up to now was the cost implications, then it is time to take action and get your own list built.

Ask any guru, they all have a list, and they all make regular money from mailing their lists. It really is time you had one too… isn’t it?

And now it’s FREE!

03Jan/10

Outsourcing: Getting More Done in Less Time

Time really does equal more than money

You are an internet entrepreneur and you need to ask yourself what the best use of your time really is because you can convert your time into money.  The health of your bottom line is directly affected by the way that you choose to allot your working hours.

First of all, let us talk on your job as an internet entrepreneur. Your job is to nurture your business. Your job is to make the necessary contacts that could produce revenues. Your job is to generate ideas and bring them to fulfillment. Your job is to secure that good deal. You do agree with that description of your job duties as an internet entrepreneur, right?

Fine! Now let’s discuss what your job as an internet entrepreneur is NOT. Being an internet entrepreneur does not qualify you as an accountant, an advertising guru or a writer. You aren’t qualified to be an event planner or a travel agent. Deciding to become an internet entrepreneur will never instantly transform you into a jack-of-all-trades person.

You might just be wasting so much of your valuable time on errands that you just plain are not very well-trained at. You are the focal generator of ideas. It then your main job to make your business steadily grow and you can only be good at that if you use your time and direct your energies well to the right things. If you insist upon doing everything yourself, whether you are good at it or not, you will use up all of your thought and energy and have nothing left to do the things that only YOU can do to make your business grow.

Hire an accountant or a bookkeeping service

All business should be keeping a record of its day to day business  transactions and even the smallest of transactions add up to big tax deductions over the period of a year. You can’t simply file everything under miscellaneous and you can’t spend an hour or so every day taking care of just mundane bookkeeping duties either. Bookkeepers and accountants only charge for the time that they actually spend working for you. In most cases, they are working for various clients.  If they spend one hour working on your records then you will only be charged for that one hour. YOU aren’t a bookkeeper or an accountant and you would have likely spent three or four hours doing the same tasks and then with questionable results. Therefore, you must get an accountant or a bookkeeping service to do the job for you!

Hire a VA (Virtual Assistant)

A virtual assistant can save you hours and hours of time on the mundane tasks that are required to be accomplished in order to run a successful internet business. A VA can check your email and send only the emails that you need to personally deal with to you. Internet entrepreneurs get more junk mail than anybody! A good VA can also act as a travel agent and make airline and hotel reservations for you. Get a VA!

Use ghost writers and article submission services

Writing articles and E-books is always a big part of all internet marketing no matter what the niche might be. You will need to have website content and you will also need to submit articles and E-books to banks and repositories for others to use along with your resource box in order to build your online credibility.

Ghost writers will post to blogs and forums for you above your own signature file that includes your name and website. Some ghost writers will also submit articles and E-books to banks and repositories for you. If the ghost writer that you employ does not, then you can seek an articles submission company to do that time consuming task for you as well.

Use an advertising agency

Now advertising agencies don’t work cheap so you will need to be very, very specific about what you want them to do for your business. You can likely get PPC advertisements written rather reasonably and even that will be a huge help to you time wise.

There are only just so many hours in a day and you can only spend just so many of those hours working at making your online business successful. There IS still life outside of business.

I am sure that while doing business you also have a  family to attend to or maybe some friends that could require some of your time. That makes it even more vital that you use your time to make your business grow and not waste your time by spending doing the everyday tasks that can take so much of your valuable time.

Maybe it is time to seriously consider outsourcing! And the best offshore outsourcing can be found in the Philippines!

Go for outsourcing!

02Jan/10

Before You Enter Online Marketing

Are you attracted to the promise of riches in internet marketing? Are you decided to enter the field of affiliate marketing after reading the great success stories of others?  But wait a minute…if you really think that you would be able to get there and be another success instantly, then calm down and let’s talk for some minutes.

You see, success in whatever industry involves 90% hard work and 10% good luck and maybe this explicitly explained why only a mere 10% of all online marketers are making comfortable income. All the rest are just mediocre jumping form one program to another hoping to strike the good break they are looking for.

After carefully studying the pros and cons of affiliate marketing and you are still determined to taste success, let me share some helpful tips to you. The very first thing that you should have in order to be a successful (or unsuccessful for that matter) online marketer is a website. Now, since you want to be successful you need to have an attractive professionally looking website.

How can you develop such an online marketing website? Before that, it would help to have a detailed understanding of the products that you want to market. Your website must be optimized in relation to the products that you have on the plan.

The next thing required is a suitable domain name as well as buying your hosting service. A domain name is the unique name of your own website accessible on the net. It is important that your domain name should be related to the products. With the right keywords in the domain name, your cause with various search engines will be a little bit less difficult.

Now it is time to create your web pages. Never be discourage just because you are not yet familiar with the whole process as you can easily find countless sites on the net providing page generation tools and express launches. However, understand that there could be a learning curve involved so give time for you to get through the entire process.

Getting fully aware of your own requirements would mean having a very good time in developing your web pages. Now, for those who never have the enough time to develop their site, readymade sites are available but of course this involved more cash outlay.

If you can develop your own web pages, it is sure to be less costly for you. Additionally, you would increase your level of knowledge and expertise in software and internet — an edge against other online marketers. If you are already an expert, you can be able to render professional touches to your site and make it more user-friendly for visitors and attractive. At the same time, you can focus more on your site’s content instead of concentrating more on developing the website.

Content is very vital. In fact, others are citing content as the King in online marketing. A good content is very necessary for an affiliate website. People are visiting websites because of contents and if your site doesn’t have the right content, you can say bye bye to your visitors and any hope of making sales would be slashed to the ground.

You got to weave your links in between the content you provide to induce the visitors to click on the links. You should also make use of the link exchange programs to get good Google page rank. And no hyped up ads please. Stick to the truth in an attractive way. Your site must be simple and at the same time exudes some level of elegance.

So by the time you and your site is ready, it is time to submit your URL to major search engines and maximize your exposure using SEO (Search engine techniques) techniques.  Keep your site always updated with new contents and newer information. Don’t stop learning new things in order to arrive at the right ingredients to be a successful online marketer.

An online future belongs to you!