We are going to talk a little about what Instagram is and why you should use it as a part of your marketing plan. Just in case, you aren’t familiar with Instagram it is and extremely popular social network that provides a fun way for its users to take and share photos with friends and followers online.
Unlike other social networks, you can only access instant great from a mobile application. So, to make use of this powerful network for your business, you’ll need a mobile device like your smartphone, iPod touch, iPad, or tablet and an Instagram account. Then you can snap, upload and edit your photos on the fly for sharing on multiple social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Tumblr.
As I am writing this, Instagram boasts over 100 million monthly active users with approximately 40 million photos uploaded a day. The success of Instagram is so massive it has images generating over 4800 likes and thousands of comments per second.
It has taken off faster than any other app in recent years and had quickly become the go-to choice for users that want to edit and share their photos on the go.
However, not just social users are indulging in Instagram. Many businesses are finding ways to tap into the massive mobile traffic that it receives every day and using it as a way to build their brands and market their products and services.
Instagram reaches out to an extremely wide audience and allows for in-depth searches on the web. With daily updates and added features like geotagging and hashtagging,
followers can find specific products and information much faster and easier.
Image sharing has never been so exciting, and since its conception in 2010 it is fair to say that Instagram is still in its infancy and shows no signs of slowing down regarding growth and popularity anytime soon.
If you haven’t considered using Instagram as a part of your marketing strategy here are some of the main reasons why you should.
Primarily, Instagram provides instant gratification for its users. They snap, edit and upload. They can also like, share and comment on photos that interest them which makes the viral power of Instagram virtually unstoppable.
Imagine having thousands of people comment and share photos from your business, literally within seconds. It really can be that easy!
Secondly, it offers users an easy setup, so there is no need to fill in a lengthy profile like other social networks require. You only download the app to your mobile device create an account and get started right away.
For marketing purposes, you can use it to showcase your products, services and increase the awareness and popularity of your brand online. Instagram photos and albums are incredibly powerful for adding personality to brands in a way that no another network has been able to achieve successfully.
If you’d like a good example of how major brands are using Instagram, try doing a search for major brands like Starbucks, Puma or Red Bull, and you can see how their utilizing simple photos to build their online presence.
Another dominant feature of Instagram that makes it appealing to businesses is that it is integrated with the Foursquare location database, which allows users to Geotag the actual location where the photo was taken. This instantly links the photo to the location of your business.
Are you beginning to see how powerful this can be?
Instagram has always been an almost exclusively mobile platform. So to use it you must download the iPhone or Android app to your mobile device to set up your Instagram account.
Keep in mind that all accounts are public by default, but you can create a private account, but from a marketing standpoint, that isn’t a good idea, because the whole point is to get your message to the massed.
If you do decide to set up a private account, only users you approve can follow you and view your photos. You can do this from your profile tab under “Privacy.”
Once you are registered, you change your profile picture and edit your profile information. Be sure to take some time to include a good bio. You only have 150-characters to do this
so make them count and don’t forget to add a link to your website.
That’s it for today’s lesson. We have a lot to go over in the next few days if you want to learn how to use Instagram for your business, so make sure you look for your next lesson soon.
Homework: Download the Instagram app, set up your account and do some exploring. In your next lesson, we will talk more about how you can tap into the power of this massive social network.
Tap Into That Power For Your Own Business.
With millions of users, it is no wonder that more and more major brands are joining the party and using Instagram to help boost their online presence by using simple photos and effective marketing strategies.
Although formerly reserved for iPhone users, Instagram is now available on virtually any mobile device and allows users to snap pictures of just about anything, edit them cool tools and filters then upload them to your account for instant viewing by your followers.
As we learned in your last lesson, these photos can be shared on multiple social networks almost instantaneously. They can also be potentially liked and commented on by millions of users within mere seconds of being uploaded, which makes Instagram an incredibly powerful marketing tool when used correctly.
Therefore, the big question is; exactly how are huge companies using this incredibly easy to use the mobile app to increase the awareness and popularity of their brand personality?
When it comes to a building brand awareness, the ultimate goal is gaining as much exposure for your business as possible. It was once thought that Instagram didn’t hold much value in regards to online marketing, but recently opinions have changed, and businesses big and small have begun flocking to Instagram and successfully tapping into a massive database of users.
Huge brand names are proving to be very successful amassing huge lists of followers with thousands of likes and comments a day, and the good news is that it has become equally as profitable for small businesses and sole entrepreneurs to cash in with Instagram marketing.
This is because users quickly recognize their favorite brands and gladly express their loyalty when it comes to clicking on an image and sharing it with their friends and followers.
There is no doubt that almost everyone loves strong visual images. Therefore, it only stands to reason that business that use powerful images to express the quality of their
products and services, or just to share photos of themselves, how their business operates or happy employees doing their jobs can have great success on Instagram.
The reason this works is that strong visuals likely attract attention and can have an enormous impact on building brand awareness. Keep in mind, you don’t have just to upload photos, they can be drawn images, collages, etc.
As I mentioned in your last lesson, to get a good sense of how you can use Instagram, try searching for well-known brands such as Puma, Red Bull, Coca-Cola, etc. You should also look for businesses closely related to your target market and observe how they are using it to get their message across.
TIP: You can do this by just typing Instagram, plus any topic into any search engine. For instance, if you want to know about golf you would type in “Instagram golf.” If you
want to spy on a big name brand, like Red Bull you would type in “Instagram Redbull.”
This will return a full list of results, which typically includes a link to the company’s profile page so you can get a good idea of the type of images they use as well as which ones their followers like and comment on.
Make sure you jot down any ideas and inspiration you get from the brands that are closely related to the products and services you are selling because odds are they hired social media consultants to manage their brand image and by mimicking (not copying) their campaigns it will help you see results much faster.
That’s it for today’s lesson. In your next lesson, we will be talking more about how Instagram works, so you can start using it to your advantage right away.
Instagram powerful features
As we know, Instagram now has over 100 million active users sharing millions of photos every day. With that type of popularity, people take notice, particularly those who understand the power of social media and how it can affect their business.
Any business owner from solo entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies realize the power of content and video but, as we are discovering photo sharing is fast becoming a dominant force in the marketplace.
We all know the value of a good picture, but before the dawn of social marketing photos of our products and services are reserved strictly for print advertising catalogs and more
Not anymore! By incorporating image sharing sites like Instagram into your marketing campaign, you can reach out to more consumers and establish a solid brand following faster than any other type of media. This is because images are visually appealing and easily consumed.
Have you ever heard that phrase a picture is worth 1000 words? Well, it’s true, by using specifically targeted images you can launch an entire advertising campaign that can yield far better results than many other forms of advertising including print, radio and sometimes even video.
One of the things that make Instagram attractive is that it’s easy to use and has built-in editing tools, so you don’t have to spend hours trying to get your photos to look good.
When it comes to adding photo’s, there are a few ways you can go about it. You can click the blue camera button in the center of your Instagram navigation panel, and it will automatically activate your device’s camera, so you can simply snap a photo.
One nice thing about using the camera from within your Instagram navigation panel is that it will already be correctly sized and ready for sharing.
You can also add photos that you already have saved on your device by clicking the square button in the lower left-hand of the camera screen. This will pull any photo you choose on to your navigation panel for editing and uploading.
When it comes to adding photos from your computer, you have to get a little bit more creative. Since Instagram was designed as a mobile app, there is no upload interface. To work around that the easiest solution is to use a service like Dropbox, upload your photos there and then share them on Instagram.
When it comes to editing your photos, Instagram makes it a breeze, with several built-in filters you can make your photos look like they were taken by a professional. Once you have taken or selected, an image you want to use the filters will appear beneath it.
Take some time to scroll through and explore the different filters. By experimenting with each of the filters, you will soon get a good feel for which ones work best with particular
You’ll also notice a small sun icon in the lower corner of your editing panel. This auto enhances your photos instantly. The little teardrop icon adds a soft blur, and the curved arrow rotates your image.
For more tips on taking, editing and sharing your photos, you should take some time and visit the Instagram help Center: http://help.instagram.com/365080703569355
Once your photo is ready to go, click on the green button at the top of your screen. This will bring you to the social sharing screen. From there you can add a caption, include your hashtags and choose all of the social networks you want to share your photo on.
If you have location services enabled, you will also be able to tag where you took the photo and choose whether or not you want to add it to your photo map. This is a highly powerful tool if you have an off-line business because it directly links the photo to your place of business.
I hope today’s lesson was helpful to you. In your next lesson, we will be talking about how Instagram can help you achieve better search engine rankings and drive more traffic to your website.
Search Engine Rankings With Instagram
If you know even a little bit about SEO (search engine optimization), you see how important it is to integrate social media into your marketing plans. It’s not just about search engines but using sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. to gain exposure, build a following, etc.
Social media is incredibly powerful and if used correctly, can make a huge difference to your business.
Something that many business owners don’t realize is that words are not the only way people can find their website.
In fact, you can get visitors from many different places including, YouTube, social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and others. Another great way to attract visitors
is through Google images.
This is where Instagram comes into play.
Many people don’t realize how images affect their search engine rankings and don’t take the time to name and tag their images properly. When in fact, images attract attention faster than almost any other type of media.
SEO professionals and online marketers understand this and are flocking to Instagram. Because they know that the massive traffic this robust network receives every day won’t go unnoticed by the search engine and they’re cashing in by posting relevant keyword targeted images that not only increase their search engine rankings may also attract the attention of consumers.
As we have discussed before Instagram can be a very powerful tool when it comes building a fan base for your brand. With the constant algorithm changes from Google and other search engines, it has become much harder to keep your website ranked
high in the search engine results.
Ask anyone who had their site wiped out by one of the recent changes and they’ll tell you how it hurt or even killed their business. Therefore, it only makes sense that people are paying closer attention to what works when it comes to optimizing their content.
While content is still king, it has never been more important to consider images when optimizing your content so that it will rank well in the search engines. When it comes to using Instagram to drive traffic to your website, it is more about social media optimization, so it is important to post images that capture and engage your audience, because the more like and comments your photos receive the better the search engines will rank them.
Before you begin posting images, think about how your photos can enhance and emphasize your products or services. The same basic rules of selling apply. You want to stand out from your competition, so be creative and don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of images.
Try using funny, creative, intriguing, emotional and even controversial (not offensive) images and then pay close attention to how your viewers react. This will help you see which type of image works best for your business.
Here are a few other quick things you should keep in mind when posting your images to achieve better search engine rankings:
Be sure to post on a regular basis. If you’ve been doing business online for any length of time you already know that the search engine’s like consistency, so just like posting content to your blog it’s important to update your Instagram feed with relevant and engaging photos regularly.
The symbol # called a hashtag is used to mark keywords or topics to your images. Adding tags to your photos will make them visible on public tag pages and also make it easier for people to find your content.
Link it up
It’s also a good idea to connect your Instagram account with your Facebook page so that your Facebook fans can like and comment on your Instagram photos. This way you can increase the amount of attention in your photos receive, without taking the time to post them on each site separately.
That’s it for today’s lesson. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for my next email. I have some great tips that will help you achieve the best results possible from your Instagram marketing campaigns.
Quick Tips For The Best Results From Your Instagram Campaigns.
There is no doubt that the Internet is a highly visual place, with millions of images uploaded daily. Much more so, than a few short years ago when textual content ruled the world. Now, I’m not saying that providing your visitors with informative content isn’t still important.
However high captivating images have the ability to reach far more people than plain text, and it is for this very reason that businesses are using Instagram to promote their
products, services and build their brand presence online.
Instagram is useful because it allows you to upload and use images to paint a visual story about your business. The right picture can captivate, entertain and ignite consumer interest in your products and services so that they will follow you and ultimately make a purchase from you.
When it comes to getting the best results from your Instagram marketing campaigns there are a few things you should keep in mind:
The perfect username
It’s a good idea to use your business or brand name as your Instagram username. This way when people search for your products and services it will be easier for them to find you. Don’t worry if you’ve already set up your Instagram account under a different name; you can simply log in and edit your profile. Keep in mind that it may take some time for your new username to display.
It’s important to share compelling and engaging photos so that your followers will be inclined to like and share them with others. It’s also important to make sure you share frequently. Just like with any other type of social marketing consistency is key because your followers will leave you in the dust if you don’t keep them entertained.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of photos. As we discussed in a previous lesson, try posting funny, emotional, thought evoking images and then keep an eye on which type of photo receives the most attention. This will help you develop a better understanding of what visually stimulates your consumers to take action.
One sure way of finding out what your followers want is to ask for their feedback. Don’t be shy and trying to make the process as fun and engaging as possible for them. You can do this by offering them something in return for their honest opinions or by running a little contest to see who can post the most thought-provoking comment or idea. Remember, social marketing is all about engagement.
Tell a story
Make sure your photos tell a story about your business. You can do this by posting images your products or services while they’re in development so that your consumers can see each step of the process. You can also share images of happy employees and customers enjoying your products. The bottom line is as creative as possible so that your followers will look forward to seeing what you post next.
Don’t forget your Hashtags
I know we’ve discussed this before, but hashtags are a vital part of your Instagram marketing campaign because they help consumers quickly find images that interest them. They will also get your images listed on Instagram’s public tag pages, and in the search engine results, which can help send your likes and comments through the roof. Another good idea is to create a unique hashtag for your business and encourage your followers to use it when sharing your photos. A good example of this is
Coca-Cola. Not only did they create a hashtag for their main brand they’ve also created hashtags for their other products like #DietCoke and even for some of their promotions.
As we’ve discussed before, Instagram’s location services are an incredibly powerful way to drive customers to your business. By geotagging your photos, you can get consumers in your local community more involved with your business. A quick way to do this is by adding photos to your photo map. You’ll find this option on your Instagram share panel.
Finally make sure that you connect all of your business-related social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr. By synchronizing all of your accounts, you will have a much better chance of expanding and engaging your audience on multiple platforms.
Instagram is incredibly simple to use, but don’t let that fool you because it is also an incredibly powerful tool. With a little time testing and creativity, there is no reason that you can’t use it to market your business, products, and services in a way that is fun, engaging and extremely useful.
As we close this final lesson, I would like to thank you again for joining me for this course and I sincerely hope that you have learned a lot about how you can use Instagram to market your products, services and build your brand presence online!
PPC – PAY PER CLICK
PPC is one of the most popular forms of paid advertising and is not likely to lose that title anytime soon. Its appeal extends from online marketers to giant corporations, with everyone wanting their piece of the money pie that springs from PPC platforms that populate the online advertising space. And while the PPC environment adapts to changes with new platform providers and regular updates to advertising rules, those who master the method continue to rake in massive paydays from what are very targeted and highly converting buyer customer bases.
Why PPC ads work
PPC ads work on so many levels that they are almost ADDICTIVE in their application. The most popular form of pay per click is buying a listing on the search results pages of the major search engines, where your ad will appear alongside those of organic or non-paid search results. PPC allows you to set up your live ad and then practically watch the results unfold before you. The appeal with this kind of traffic is that it is almost instant.
With the correct targeting of your ad, the constant search by the masses for what you are offering places a targeted audience in front of your ad the moment it goes live. This means that, an unlimited number of targeted people can see your ad. You only pay when they actually click on your ad. With such fast search results, this form of marketing provides what is practically an unmatched opportunity to adjust your campaigns for better results in just hours or days, depending on your criteria.
How PPC ads work
Pay per click advertising is an online auction-style process in which a person bids money against other advertisers to have their keyword targeted ad listed on certain websites. The person gets charged when someone clicks on their ad, regardless of how many times the ad was seen. There are two main types of PPC advertising.
PPC search allows a text ad to show at the top or side of the search engine page and is positioned against other ads depending on its bid, as well as its quality score as determined by the search engine.
PPC display shows ads that are influenced by the advertiser’s targeting selections, and appear on the content pages that are relevant to what the searcher is reading, as well as their previous browsing behavior.
Typically, PPC display catches potential buyers looking for information, whereas PPC search ads are more likely to convert as the prospect is searching for specific keywords and phrases.
Google, Facebook and Bing are the current predominant networks for PPC advertising, and they both employ the quality score method which assists in determining how your ad will rank. Scoring 1 to 10 from lowest up, you can assist your bid costs and ad placements by promoting your quality score through landing page and ad keyword relevance, and landing page loading time and quality. You will need to look into this deeper with the relevant networks before commencing your campaigns to ensure that you get maximum value for your money.
Before you set up any campaign in a PPC network, make sure you know the rules of that particular network. The process of setting up your ads in each network will differ to some extent and is beyond the scope of this guide to delve into the intricacies of any or each. To get started, however, there are some consistent, actionable steps you can take to getting your ad live online;
1. Your goal
Determine what you want to achieve with your ad – sales, sign-ups or inquiries.
2. Sign up
Select the network where you will be placing your ads and create your account.
3. Select keywords
Identify your relevant and related keywords and phrases based on buyer intention. Build out groups of themed keywords from which to create several campaigns.
4. Ad copy
Write the text for your ad and link the ad to a relevant landing page, ensuring all the pieces of your landing page are in place and working.
5. Keyword bidding
When you start bidding on your different keywords, be sure to set your budget, especially given that your early ad runs will be for test purposes to obtain performance data.
6. Activate campaign
Don’t forget to activate your ad to get your campaign up and running online.
Depending on the ad network that you run with, your considerations for getting your ad online will require you to follow each point at a much deeper level. You will need to think about Geo-targeting for your local area, whether you want your ad displayed on search only or on third party websites (Adwords), conventional or mobile targeting, quality score, and conversion tracking.
The best place to become proficient at the required steps is directly from the ad networks themselves. Once you have followed their guidelines and had all the pieces in place and activated your ad, the most crucial part of the process then becomes tracking your ad to allow for changes and improvements. Your analytics will assist your tracking efforts by enabling feedback on your keyword costs, click-through rates and visitor behavior on your landing page. From there, it’s all about optimizing your ‘pieces’ along the line for better results.
7 secrets to a winning PPC ad campaign
When a PPC ad hits the mark (read: targets), it can generate a lot of funds in a very short period. While much of the time your ads will require testing and re-working, there are some practices you can adopt to ensure a greater rate of success early in the campaign;
1. Keyword analysis
You won’t be able to compete against the multinationals, so your focus should be on long tail keywords based on relevancy. If you are targeting locally, include local keywords, and include your primary keyword in your solutions based headline. For even greater effect, you should group ‘related’ keywords based on buyer intent, and have themes of keywords around which you will build your campaigns.
2. Select one platform to commence
Many marketers jump between platforms with their campaigns looking for better cost and positioning. This is a recipe for instability, failed campaigns and a deflated budget. Select just one platform to learn it intricately before moving onto another.
3. Geographic planning
Target the audience to which you are trying to sell. This applies even more so if your audience is based locally. This will reduce the amount of clicks that will never lead to sales.
4. Landing page relevance
Paying per click can lose out quickly if you are not getting paid in conversions. Ensure that your landing page contains your main keywords and is relevant to your ad.
5. Stop testing…never!
Use A/B split testing and run different ads at varying times. This also applies to your landing pages. If you have no desire to test the elements of your campaign, then you are using the wrong traffic method here.
6. Don’t outbid yourself
Contrary to popular belief, your campaigns can still succeed if you are not holding the top position. Traffic to lower positioned ads is more ready to buy, resulting in less wasted clicks and better conversions for your campaign.
7. Your ad must be interesting
You need to utilize your limited ad space to captivate the attention of your targeted traffic. Learn some basic but useful ‘selling’ copywriting skills if necessary to know which ‘buttons to push’ to draw in your prospects.
The following recent press release offers some insights into the way a PPC management company achieves significant success for their clients through Google Adwords campaigns;
Advantages of using PPC ads
PPC is not for everyone because it requires a real discipline to control your spend. Ironically, this is just one of the many benefits of marketing with this paid traffic method.
You get to control ad copy, time of day, location, network, ad position all from your selected keywords and chosen sites.
Your ad can be online fast and provide results feedback very quickly to allow for changes where needed.
It need not be as expensive as many marketers claim if you are targeting the right keywords and utilizing various networks.
Geo-targeting can provide very targeted traffic.
Campaigns can be stopped quickly if they are not working.
It is easy to split-test landing pages for better conversions.
4 common mistakes that will kill your campaign
As effective as PPC ads can be, many fails to reach their full potential because of a variety of errors that people make. Four of the most common mistakes include the following;
1. Missing call to action
It may seem obvious to you that someone reading your ad would know that the next step is to click-through your ad to get from point A to point B. This is not always the case, and all of the great ads became that way because of their call to action. You need to instruct your ad ‘viewers’ on what they need to do next. Your call to action also needs to be succinct and relevant. If you want someone to ‘buy now’ as opposed to browsing further, then state that, rather than something vague like ‘click here.’
2. Sending traffic to a home page
This applies to all non-relevant search pages. Visitors want to land on the page that is relevant to their search term when they click through. If you direct them to a home or other page where they need to do further searching, there is a good chance that you will lose them.
3. Ignoring negative keywords
If you don’t want to waste clicks by having your ad appear alongside those with the word ‘free’ in it, then be sure to include your negative keywords to prevent this from happening. If your ad appears with those ads, people will still click your ad and cost you significant advertising funds.
4. Using broad match types
If your targeted keywords are too general, then your ad will appear for irrelevant search queries. This will attract more visitors to your site but will cost you dollars and reduce your ROI.
Drawbacks of using PPC
Anyone who is familiar with PPC advertising will know full well that it has its ‘frustrations.’ The most common include the following;
You need to be always testing and tweaking your ads to get the most from your campaigns.
It’s a short-term strategy. You need to pay for ads to be in the game continually. Clicks are not conversions. Even targeted traffic needs to be converted to sales. Testing can be expensive. With each click you lose budget unless you are converting.
Networks have strict guidelines regarding their terms of advertising. Breaking these rules can get your account banned – Google is renowned for it with their Adwords platform.
You always need to be staying on top of your PPC campaigns. The following link reveals a story that, while told a few years back, is relevant even today as a reminder of what can happen if you ‘drop the ball’ with your ads.
Managing PPC ad campaigns- the BIG picture
PPC is one of the most challenging areas of online advertising in which you need to stay on top of your game. Successful marketers know that when it comes to online advertising, you have to expect change. With Google consistently waging war on ‘the little guy’ and keeping secrets with its highly feared algorithm changes, you will only survive with PPC if you adapt to the changes and find ways to compete with the big players. Luckily, you have options. Take advantage of the consumer swing towards the other search engines, focus on highly targeted but longer tail keywords, and consistently test, test, and then test again. Persistence can bring special monetary rewards with PPC marketing.
Create a info product of interest to your target market. Make sure it gives a lot of quality information. Make it a great product.
Create a sales page and price your product around $10 to $20.
Sign up with Warrior Plus and pay your affiliates 100% commissions.
Get out and network with people in your niche and on affiliate marketing forums to get people to promote for you.
Once people buy your product send them to a squeeze page and get them to optin. You could also put links to your squeeze page in your product.
This will allow you to build a huge targeted list for free. Anyone can do this right now no matter how broke you are.Yes, theoretically you can get more people to optin by giving away something free, but there are 2 problems with that:
You are going to have to drive the traffic yourself.
You are going to get alot of useless freebie seekers that will never make you any money.
The beauty of this strategy is that your affiliates do all the hard work and that everyone you add to your list will be a buyer. Your entire list will have people that are ready and willing to spend money. This is 1000 times better than a list of freebie seekers.
How To Really Cash In
Now when you are ready to start making big money create another more expensive product and upsell your customers after they buy your first product. Don’t pay any commissions on it. This will make you a lot of money and best of all its completely automated so you don’t have to do anything.
Here’s an example. Let’s say your affiliates are sending you 1,000 sales per month and of those sales you are only able to get 20% of them to buy your back-end product. Let’s also say that your back-end product costs $47.
20% of 1000 would mean that you would make 200 sales of your back-end product, and 200 x $47= $9400
You would make $9400 on complete autopilot. All you would have to do is handle customer services issues and you could easily outsource that.
Now let’s see what would happen if your affiliates sent you 2000 sales and you got 30% of them to buy your backend product?
600 x $47= $28200
That’s $28200 sent to you while you pretty much do nothing. How much could you make if you were to do this same thing across a bunch of other niches?
Do You See Where I am Going With This?
It is not difficult to make money online. People just spend too much too time doing the wrong things. Just create a couple of great products, get some affiliates, set up a sales funnel, and you will be making money in no time.
And its not even difficult to create a product. Just research your subject, take what you learn, and create a product.That’s all there is to it.
If you don’t see the massive potential of this strategy, then you need to quit IM. This strategy could easily make you a millionaire.
Do you have $10.00 to spare?
If you do, you can jump into the world of buying and selling domain names and start generating a profit on Day One. It’s a no brainier technique used by hundreds of domain flippers around the world who are flipping domain names for profit and pulling in tons of quick cash from simple domain flipping business.
And don’t worry about finding brandable, in demand domain names. While we certainly will never likely find a one-word domain name available anywhere online (for less than a couple of hundred thousand dollars), we can still make a decent, and steady income flipping average domain names found on expired lists, or available for immediate registration with your regular domain service provider!
The potential for ongoing profit is unlimited, and you can average anywhere from $50.00 in profit, to $200.00 or more. Best of all, there are ways to safeguard your domain investments so that you NEVER lose money on a domain sale or auction. The very worst-case scenario is? You break even.
Buying and selling domain names can be an exceptionally lucrative venture to get into, however, if you are starting off with small cash flow, it’s always best to purchase lower cost domains and generate small profits as you work your way up to larger flips.
I have sold hundreds of domain names that I secured from marketplaces like Ebay and resold on marketplaces like NamePros.com, Flippa.com or DNForum.com.
While the marketplaces where domain sales are most lucrative are different from that of website flipping, the flip process remains the same with your focus being on locating and purchasing low-cost domains and selling them for a higher price.
One of the significant aspects of domain flipping is that the work required is minimal. Unlike website flipping, where you have to update websites, tweak or split test sales copy or outsource tasks to freelancers. You can start, run and manage your domain flipping business entirely on your own with minimal start-up costs involved.
To get started in the domain selling arena, all you need to do is find notable, appealing domain names in niche markets and sell them to buyers, eager to create their website because they see value in the domains you are selling.
And don’t be mistaken…. Even standard, a $10 domain registrations can be sold for up to 10x the initial cost if you can present the domain name to potential buyers in such a way that you give them ideas as to how to develop the domain and emphasize branding opportunities.
In fact, I’ve seen “aged’ domains that were registered for $9 that had absolutely no revenue or traffic sell for up to $2000 simply because the buyer had a splendid idea for the domain name and felt it would fit in with their existing brand.
Furthermore, the risks are quite small as are the investment costs, and once you have set up your system so that you are generating daily profits, it will require no more than one hour a day to keep the cash flow going.
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I’m a list building and email marketing guy. To tell more accurately, I’m a list building and email marketing student; a serious one!
And I know the marketers who are market leaders in this niche. One of them is Bill Hugal, I absolutely admire him for his contribution to this niche. I closely follow him.
Recently, he made a review at his Facebook of a product called, High Ticket Cash Machine”. I was so impressed by his honest view that I couldn’t resist posting the review at my blog! Bill wrote”
“I was supposed be starting my weekend off but I had a product I wanted to review before it launches Sunday I believe. I’ve been brought back here to tell you how good I think it was. The vendors didn’t ask me for this post, but I felt it was truly deserving of Some praise.
High Ticket Cash Machines is possibly the best low ticket info product I’ve seen in a very long time(including my own). Gary Alach and Rash Vin have done a brilliant job teaching people how to get into internet marketing and how to make really money fast. Not small commissions, but huge ones!
If you wonder how you are ever going to afford your traffic when it always seems like you make a few sales but NEVER get an ROI… this will help you see what you’ve been missing. Not only is the content great, but I know 100% this is a valid and working process that has been used by big time marketers for years. In fact the ones who make BIG money behind the scene (aka not here on FB bragging about it) tend to do only this.
Simply by posting this I will add a few more JV’s to the fire in the contest, but it’s worth it! I glazed over this one when it first launched and I’m pretty sorry I did 🙂
I’m going to put everything I have behind this because I think it’s one of those products that everyone should have. I never post about things like this on Facebook, nor will you see my face on many sales pages, but I think this is a product that deserves to be seen by the masses.
The best part about it is that if everyone begins to do this, you will see our prices and incomes all rise while having happier and happier customers.
With so many calls outs and negativity floating around our marketplace, it’s nice to finally see something we can all get behind because of its value to the customers. Feel free to drop the JV link below guys. Well done!”
Introduction: Act like A Smart Guy
Let’s face it. Getting accepted into CPA networks is the hardest thing for most of the newbies in this CPA business. Because CPA networks try to play safe as there are lot of frauds that happens online in terms of fake leads and transactions. The more quality traffic these CPA networks send to the advertisers makes the advertisers happy, they make money, and then they send CPA networks their commissions and these CPA networks pay you your commissions. So we need to play some smart moves to get accepted into CPA networks.
Second Tier Networks
If you’re new into this CPA game and you never accepted into a CPA network then what I suggest to you is always go and first try to get approve into small CPA networks. And the reason is all CPA networks ask 1 common question when your joining them. What other CPA networks you work with? People reply none and CPA networks denied there applications. Once you get accepted into 1 or 2 small CPA networks then approach to big networks and your chances to get approve into networks increase. Email@yourSite.com This is very important you should register a domain name with your own name. Like I have a domain name “imdeals.org” this shows you’re a professional guy and working in internet industry. Always use your domain name email while applying into CPA networks. Like I use the following email address when I apply to any of CPA networks Support@imdeals.org
Call Your CPA Account Manager
Another tip while applying to CPA networks which increase your chance to get accepted into CPA networks is once you finished your application process you should call your affiliate manager and talk with him. The only thing which most of the CPA managers are looking to know is how you promote their offers. So you should have a complete pin point plan ready which you will explain your affiliate managers on the call. (Don’t worry in the next section I will give you answer of some of the common question which your affiliate manager will ask from you).
When you will be talking with your affiliate manager be sure you’re confident and already prepared about the question your affiliate manager will ask to you. So it is important that you’re well prepared before your call. One of the purposes of phone verification is because most of scammers are not willing to give their phone number. So they just want to check either you are a genuine affiliate or not. And second purpose of call is just to ask you your driving source.
Important Question which CPA networks Ask
Now let’s discuss some common question and their which your CPA networks ask from you
Q 1) How long you have been working in Internet Marketing?
A ) I have been working in internet marketing for about 8 months now. And I have seen some success using FB and Bings as my traffic sources.
Q 2) what is your website Landing Page Url? Or Show me you’re landing page
A ) I mainly use the bing ads to drive traffic to CPA Offers and I mostly use direct linking mechanism.
Q 3) what is the volume of your daily traffic?
A) Currently I am spending $50 to my traffic. As I told you I mostly Use bing ads and FB ads to drive traffic so he volume of traffic entirely depend on offers. And keywords belong to that offers.
Q 4) what is your monthly traffic volume?
A) As I told you my entirely traffic is depend on the PPC campaign. So it’s hard to tell you exact volume of traffic. But I target long tail keywords so my traffic conversion ratio is very good.
Q 5) how did you plan to generate traffic to our offers?
A) I only use PPC traffic and my favorite traffic sources are FB and Bing Ads.
Q 6) What Kind of Offers You Like To Promote?
A) I am interesting in Weight loss and Fitness relating offers
Q 7) How did you heard about us?
These are 7 most common questions which almost every CPA network will ask from you. So it’s advisable that you are already prepared for these questions to improve your chances to getting into any CPA network.
Tip: – Alright guy here is my little advice which will help you to get accepted into CPA networks very easily. Never file your applications to Top Tier Networks. Always Try To File Your Applications to second and third tier networks.
This site, Slide Share at http://www.slideshare.net is a traffic marketing sleeping giant, marketers have yet to tap into its full potential. The site averaged 60 million unique visitors a month and 215 million page views in the last quarter of 2013. It is among the top 120 most-visited Web sites in the world! Let me share some statistical fact about this site.
Slide Share receives 500 percent more traffic from business owners than Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn and 20% of the visitors comes directly from Google. Mobile views on Slide Share are also on the rise, having seen a 223 percent jump from last year (2012). The top 5 traffic referrers to Slide Share were blogger, Facebook, WordPress, LinkedIn, and Twitter in 2013.
Can you believe that? Can you foresee the traffic potentials here? It’s huge! The traffic is packed with business owners, so it could be assumed easily that they will not hesitate to pay money for right info.
Okay, let’s get to action if you don’t have any doubt on Slide Share traffic potentials. This site will let you post your content in their platform in two formats. You can post your content as the slide show, or you can post your content as pdf format. So before you upload your content to Slide Share, your content must be in either pdf or slide show. Well, if you don’t know yet how to turn your content in those formats, please go through these YouTube videos below:
For Making PDF Files: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsWUFiE4tZs
For Making Slide Shows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knV7cUCT94o
Preparing your content for Slide Share is not hard. You have to note that shorter and more visual content saw the most success in the recent years on Slide Share. The average number of slides per presentation fell by 4 slides from last year, from 18.8 to 14.4. In line with the current trend, there were also 29 percent fewer words per slide in 2013.
So, the better content type would be:
not more than 3-4 short sentences per slide or page.
Not more than 12-14 slides or pages for the whole content.
Relevant Images or info-graphics in the slides or pages. And of course your links inside, importantly at the end of slide show or pdf files. So the content would be more like headlines of a presentation rather than details of each headline and sub-headlines.
Important: You need to prepare a short description of your content before you submit it to Slide Share. It will let your readers know what’s your content all about. It could be 3-4 lines, or it could be more. In addition, you should prepare a number of relevant keywords to your content. Carry out some research to come up with high searched keywords. It will come handy for Google’s indexing.
Now that your content format (in slide show or pdf), it’s description and keywords are ready, let us head over to Slide Share site at http://www.slideshare.net, and sign up for a free account if you do not have yet.
Login to your account and click on “Upload”. You’ll be taken to a page like this:
Select “Public” because we want to show our content as many eyeballs as possible, the more the better. Then click on “Upload” again. Here the interface will let you browse your computer and select your pdf or Slide show file.
Selecting the file you already prepared for this purpose will start uploading process automatically and a new page will open as bellow:
And that’s it. You have successfully uploaded your content to Slide Share.
You’ll be taken to next page and from here you can get an embed code to use to your site. You also can share your content to a number of social sites from this page. A confirmation email will be there in your in-box with confirmation.
Here is a easy method for those who need some immediate real human traffic, it may help some people here. I would assume many people already do this, but for those who do not, I hope you can benefit from it.
Here is a method to get instant traffic, in bulk from Twitter to your sites/landing pages .
Login to Twitter and where it says “Trends” in the left panel , select USA for the region.
Now you will see a list of the current trending keywords on Twitter.
For this example we will take a current trending keyword which is #cowboys (Dallas Cowboys team)
Now, If you already have many accounts to tweet from, all you need to do is tweet messages from each account that imply you have access to something exclusive like a link to a conference call with some team members, or anything that is pushing for urgency, such as a link to “a #cowboys locker room fight video that keeps on getting deleted but you have a current link to it here..”
Somewhere in your tweet you must use the trend keyword in it’s original form that in the trends list, in this case #cowboys
Tweet it from all your accounts and sit back and watch the hits blow up live with curious people, willing to click whatever you throw at them, just to see what you got…
If you do not have a large number of accounts to tweet from, simply use a solid tweet exchange site like youlikehits, write the tweet with your site/lander url and set payout to 15 points to get the most people tweeting your tweet. Depending on how creative you get with your tweet content, your results will vary, just keep working at it until you get the most clicks.
Keep in mind, the amount of followers you have on your accounts does not really matter here, since so many twitter users will click on a trending keyword/hashtag in the list and then click on “all”.
All your tweets will appear in their results, among the hoards of other peoples tweets in the results, on each refresh.
Keep refreshing the trends, keep current, when a keyword is no longer in the list, move onto another one,and repeat.
Now… the interesting part, how to monetize this instant traffic…
Viral scripts prompting the user to go through several shares/re-shares to get to the pot of gold they are looking for. (boost your popularity for anything real quick)
Youtube views (embed your videos on the lander, set to auto-play, be creative, keep the user on page long enough to boost retention views) Etc…
I considered to myself, “many people do not even understand what solo ads are.” This peaked my curiosity and that I wound up looking into the subject a great deal. Therefore, there is a suggestion for you. Should you ever get me personally, do not ask me the normal concerns about social networking. To tell the truth, social networking is not my personal favorite method to get traffic. Anyway, I thought I Would tell all you my undertake solo ads.
First, let us determine solo ads by describing what they are not. Solo ads are nothing beats the standard advertisements you see online. They are not banner advertisements which you find on sites, it is not Pay-per-click (PPC), and it’s really not available on Facebook or Facebook. Based on the direct advertising reference available at the Canadian Marketing Association, the meaning is:
A-one-time or simple mailing in the place of an ongoing number of communications (also known as Standalone mailing).
Section of building an Internet business is producing a large mail listing of somebody that has provided us permission to deliver them information while offering. Online marketers all have a contact list, plus some entrepreneurs can deliver your present for their list should you spend them well enough. This can be a good way to influence another persons time and initiatives since creating a large record may take time. That email they send for their listing, for you, is just a solo ad. Quite simply, solo ads is just a type of paid traffic where you spend who owns a mailing list to send one email for their listing. Have it?
4 Advantages Of Applying Solo Ads
Immediate traffic – Here Is The apparent advantage of solo ads. You influence another persons effort and time while also funding a number of that reliability they’ve already constructed with their listing.
Easy – Beyond performing the study to locate a great supplier, giving out solo ads is relatively simple. A few of the better solo ad companies realize that the e-mail they send in your stead must be created within their speech, quite simply, they will create your copy for you. Consider it to get a minute, if you have been contacting your listing for a while now, then your odds are the connection is there, and so they understand how you speak. If you allow another person is available in and speak to your listing (to drive their present), it’s not going to seem reliable. The greater companies understand why and can have a look at your present and create powerful enough backup for you simply because they know what their listing is into and just how to speak with them.
Quick – Unlike performing Facebook or banner advertisements, where you have to produce or buy design (banners), a solo ad is only a contact. Really, the only work is available in choosing the best supplier (view next section below).
Cheap – Purchase the minimum quantity of clicks to determine if it works. If it does not, move ahead and try another thing, for the and cash and period of time you saved, you have actually gotten lots of price to get a minimum investment. Today, if it works, as well as the $30 bucks, you directed introduced you back $200, then anything else continues is revenue, and you’ve yourself an Internet cash vending machine.
How to Locate Solo Ad Companies
You wish to spend some time studying this since getting a strong solo ad company is not as easy as Googling one. Purpose being is because online marketers maintain their databases fairly near to the torso and there is no real method to tell exactly how many individuals are on the listing – they are not gonna offer you use of it.
Therefore, the first and best spot to look for a trustworthy solo ad company is at your immediate group of friends who are also online marketers. You realize these folks already. Therefore, the confidence is probably already there. You’ll also understand what kind of company they are in so you’ll know if giving a message to his/her industry can make sense for you.
If that you don’t know all other online marketers, then you need to reach marketing. Get in touch with people you discover in Facebook groups and online forums and introduce yourself. Let them know about any knowledge you’ve, what company you are in, and what you are experiencing.
Think it or not, many online marketers enjoy helping one another out. Sure, there are certainly a few dishonest marketers online that provide us a poor name, but I Would attest and state that many people earning money online are sincere, hard-working people who place in as much quantity of work-in their house business-as workers place in their work, or even more.
After you have several solo ad companies within your places, search for evaluations from people who they will have caused, but usually go one-step further by calling the consumer yourself:
Let’s imagine Barbara posts an optimistic evaluation on Paul’s solo ad company. You contact Barbara, and she says that she stands behind Paul’s solo ads simply because they flat-out work. The next issue ought to be, “which kind of present did you deliver? What industry?” If she tells you, she was providing fat loss products, however, you are over here providing educational items on the best way to earn money online, your conversions may be different. You could also wish to ask if some of these clicks changed into customers/fans/customers/etc.
Do your research to ensure that: The supplier includes a strong standing of providing the amount of clicks they offer
the people on the listing may really be thinking about your offering (the best market) These clicks are real people who may transform into customers/fans/customers.
Whenever you do choose a solo ad company, usually purchase the minimum quantity of clicks to check. Do not simply jump in and purchase 1000 clicks quickly the bat. Check small, order 200-300 clicks and find out exactly how many of these change. When the problems are correct, then several of those clicks can convert, (if you have had a conversion price of 40%, then you must get 30%-50% of these clicks to convert). If you should be getting clicks but zero conversions, then that supplier is probably giving you fake traffic.
As often with everything, monitor your results!
Terms of Support
Be okay with taking losses. With online marketing, you’ve to become okay with getting blows on the way while still maintaining your excitement, comprehending that it’s going to work-out for you in no time. So you shouldn’t be disappointed if that you don’t have it right the initial try, the most crucial factor is the fact that you try.
That is all for today folks. I would like to know if this cleaned things up for you.