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Thursday, 9 August 2012

Traffic is the Key of any online business.

Traffic is the life blood of any online business. Without it, your business will never get off the ground. And if you don’t constantly work to increase traffic, your business will never grow.

It doesn't matter if you have the greatest product in the world...if no one
"sees" your offer, then you'll be going nowhere FAST!

If you learn how to quickly generate floods of traffic from the start, then there's simply no limit to how quickly you can reach your goals. But generating traffic is the one thing that holds most people back…

The way I see it, there are three ways to generate traffic:

1.  You can buy it. That means bidding on keywords, placing ads on
people’s websites, buying solo ads, etc.

2.  You can build it. That means using things like article directories and social media sites to generate free traffic.

3.  You can use leverage. That means recruiting affiliates to send you traffic and setting up joint ventures.

Buying traffic can be risky if you don’t know what you’re doing and
building a content network can take forever. And there’s only so much time in the day. What you need to do is set up an automated profit machine and leverage the efforts of other people to grow your business exponentially.

The FASTEST way to get FREE traffic is to create a product, set up an affiliate program and get other people to promote for you!

And you need to have this system in place before you start promoting so you can maximize your profits from the traffic that you and your affiliates drive to your site.

Your affiliate program will leverage the traffic you generate and build more traffic without any extra work. In other words, when a prospect becomes a buyer, that buyer can also become an affiliate who will promote your product creating a snowball effect.

For example, let’s say your front-end product is converting five percent of your visitors into buyers and that one out of five buyers becomes an active affiliate. If you get 100 visitors a day, that’s one new affiliate per day who will promote your product and bring you more traffic, customers, and affiliates.

Let’s say you get 10 affiliates to promote to their lists and their combined efforts send you 1,000 visitors. That’s an immediate influx of 50 new customers and 10 new affiliates who will promote for you. Now if those 10 affiliates send you 1,000 visitors over time, that’s another 50 customers and 10 affiliates who can do the same.

See where this is going? If you leave the affiliate portion out, there is no leverage and perpetual growth of your business. But if you have an affiliate program, you just recruit affiliates and your business grows automatically!

There’s a saying that goes, “I’d rather have one percent of a hundred men’s effort than a hundred percent of my own.” That’s the kind of leverage that you can get from your affiliate program.

How Affiliates Multiply Your Efforts

It might sound technical to talk about having an affiliate program, or it might just sound like showing off. It’s neither one. It’s really about a simple concept—leverage.

Let’s look at some different ways that you can generate traffic:

•    Forum Marketing

•    Press Releases

•    Viral Reports

•    Viral Software

•    Banner Advertising

•    Social Marketing

•    Podcasting

•    Blogging & SEO

•    Offline Marketing

•    Bookmarking Sites

•    Article Marketing

•    Solo Ads

•    Google Adwords

•    Ad Swaps

•    Webinars

•    Teleseminars

Long list, right? Now, are you an expert at each of those things? I’m
certainly not.

But I can create promotion tools for each of those traffic strategies, give them to my affiliates, and let them go out and drive the traffic for me.

That’s how affiliates multiply you…

The more promotion tools you give your affiliates, the more
passive traffic you’ll get over time.

Here’s a screen shot of the traffic that came in from a recent launch I did. Notice how the daily traffic came in slowly at first from my list. Then the visitor count jumped to 1,190, and then 2,642, and then 5,115. And I had no big JV partners with massive lists promoting this. It all came from my existing affiliates and new customers.

To get the amount of traffic I get from my affiliate sales force, I’d have to learn about and implement those traffic strategies on a regular basis. I don’t know about you, but I just don’t have that much time on my hands.

I’m only one person with only so many skills. But I have thousands of active affiliates who are promoting me and many are experts at one or more strategies that drive traffic to my sites.

If you search on Google, you’ll find that my affiliate team has:

•    Posted my articles and banners on their blogs

•    Posted links on Facebook and Twitter

•    Created Squidoo lenses to promote my products

•    Bookmarked my pages with links to my site

•    Posted my free reports on their blogs

•    Set up AdWords campaigns at Google

•    Posted in forums with affiliate links in their signature

•    Uploaded videos to YouTube

•    Sent my solo ads and free reports to their lists

If you take the time to recruit and train affiliates, you’ll get more done—
and make more money—each day than you would by yourself in a month

And the good news is…you only have to do the work once. Once you’ve set up the tracking software and created the tools and training materials for your affiliates, you could have 100 or 10,000 people using the same tools to promote you!

The real beauty of this system is the fact that you actually make money while building a list and recruiting an army of affiliates who send you traffic for free. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Affiliates, Super Affiliates, and JV Partners

Before I get into the heart of this report, I want to explain the difference between affiliates, “Super Affiliates” and JV partners.

First, an affiliate is anyone who promotes your product in exchange for compensation. So, by that definition, a JV partner is an affiliate.

Second, a “true” joint venture is a contractual agreement joining together two or more parties for the purpose of executing a particular business undertaking. So the term “JV Partner” is not entirely accurate in this

But for the sake of being consistent with accepted marketing lingo, I’ll refer to JV partners as affiliates whom you want to exchange value with and form a profitable relationship.

Let me explain…

In a typical product launch, the seller or a JV manager will contact potential partners and invite them to participate in the launch. There is a JV signup page, a JV contest, and JV partners often get a free evaluation copy of the product.

Regular affiliates don’t get the preferential treatment. Once an affiliate generates a significant number of sales or gets on the contest leader board, they’ll be recognized as a “Super Affiliate” and will most likely be contacted by the seller or other marketers to participate in future product launches.

In most cases, the only contribution a “JV Partner” makes to a product launch is sending a series of emails to his list. That’s not really much of a “joint venture” in the true sense of the word. So I’d refer to these promotion partners as “Super Affiliates” because they already have built a list prospects and can send you traffic with a click of their mouse.

But let’s say your JV partners all contributed a product to your launch and you agreed to do reciprocal mailing for your partners. Now that’s leaning toward a true joint venture.

It’s important to understand that some affiliates make money passively by submitting articles, writing reviews, posting to blogs, and getting ranked in Google. These affiliates, also known as “Bum Marketers” are more likely to promote your product without asking for anything in return.

Other affiliates are more aggressive. They sell their own products (or resell rights). They build lists of buyers and make money on back-end affiliate products (like yours). Affiliates of this caliber are referred to as “Super Affiliates” and it usually takes a little more effort to get them to promote.

Now that you know more than you wanted to about classifying affiliates, let’s talk about your affiliate program…

Your Affiliate Program

ow that you understand why you need an affiliate program, it’s time to get started. The first step is to decide what you’re going to call your affiliate program, where you are going to set it up and what you’re going to offer.

What Will You Name Your Program?

I call mine, “Derrick Van Dyke’s V.I.P Affiliate Program” because it sounds exclusive. But you can call it whatever you want.

I recommend that you develop a catchy, memorable name that has something to do with making money or an exclusive club.

Your affiliates will log into an affiliate center to get their links and check statistics. But the sign up page will be hosted on your site.

So you have two choices:

1.  You can buy a new domain and host it there

2.  You can set it up on your existing domain

If you register a domain name, it should match the name of your affiliate program. However, if you want to skip that for now and get going ASAP, then you can go with option two and get a domain later.

If you go with option two, you’d simply create an affiliate signup page on your domain (e.g. You could always redirect that page to a new domain later.

This isn’t a critical decision. And if you think it’ll take too much time to set
up a new domain, then go with option two for now.

Lastly, if you can afford a nice graphics package for your affiliate center, you should order it now because it can take a week or more to get it back from the designers.

Where Will You Set It Up?

Warrior Plus easy to set up and supports instant payments via PayPal where every other payment goes to the affiliate or adaptive payments that splits each payment between you and the affiliate and also takes their fee at the time of sale. You can accept one-time or recurring payments and it’s easy to add upsells to your funnel. Warrior Plus integrates seamlessly with Aweber. But you can use any autoresponder you want by adding a
customer registration page.

You also have the potential to be named as the “WSO of the Day” and get a promotion from Mike Lantz. And if your WSO title contains popular keywords, you can get affiliates to promote through WSO Alerts.

The only problem with Warrior Plus is that you can only sell products in the Warrior Special Offer forum and you can only sell your own unique products – no resell rights.

Fees: one-time $19 charge per product + $40 for the WSO + PayPal fees

JV Zoo is easy to use and free to sign up. You can pay affiliates up to 100% instant commissions via PayPal’s adaptive payment system. They also have a dime sale feature, integrates with Aweber, and you can get named
Product of the Day for even more exposure.

Fees: 5% transaction + PayPal fees

DigiResults is free to sign up and easy to use. You can pay affiliates up to
100% instant commissions and also uses PayPal’s Adaptive Payment System. They also have a dime sale feature and you can get listed in the marketplace.

DigiResults does not support recurring commissions, there’s no
autoresponder integration, the affiliate signup process is complicated.

Fees: .50 + 5% (.25 +7.5% on sales of $10 or less) + PayPal fees

ClickBank is easy to use and they have the largest affiliate database on the Internet. You can give your affiliates up to 75% commission and ClickBank pays your affiliates via check or direct deposit. ClickBank supports one- time and recurring payments. But there’s no autoresponder integration. So you’d need to set up a registration page.

Fees: 7.5% plus $1 per transaction

How Much Will You Pay?

We’ll talk about the major benefits of your program in a minute when we discuss creating your affiliate sales letter. What you need to do right now is decide how much and when you will pay your affiliates.

The commission you should pay depends on the value of the product you’re
selling and ultimately, the conversion rate. But to keep it simple,

•    If you’re selling a low-cost product ($7 – 17), your commission offer should be 75% to 100%.

•    If you’re selling a product at $27 - $47, your commission offer should be 50% to 75%.

Most affiliates really only care about the visitor value or EPC (Earnings Per Click). So if you pay 75% and your offer converts at 2%, the visitor value is less than it would be if you paid 50% and your offer converted at 5%, right?

Let’s work the numbers…

$47 * .02 * .75 = 71 cents per visitor

$47 * .05 * .50 = $1.18 per visitor

Now if you’re just getting started, you won’t have any conversion stats, so affiliates will be attracted to higher commissions. So the more you can offer your affiliates, the better.

Affiliates love instant commissions. So I highly recommend this
method, especially if you’re just starting your program.

Here’s how the traditional split-pay system works:

•    If you pay 100% commission, every sale will go directly to the
affiliate’s PayPal account

•    If you pay 75% commission, the first sale will go to you and the next three sales will go to the affiliate

•    If you pay 67% commission, the first sale goes to you and the two sales will go to the affiliate

•    If you pay 50% commission, the first sale will go to you and the next
sale will go to the affiliate, the third sale will go to you and so on…

The only downside to the Instant Pay option is when your customers request a refund and you have to track down the affiliate who got the sale.

At the time of this writing, Warrior Plus uses the split-pay system. But DigiResults and Simple One Click use the Direct Pay system, which also allows you to refund the entire payment.

You can use ClickBank to process payments and pay commissions to your affiliates. The biggest downside is the fees. PayPal charges 2-3% and ClickBank charges 7.5% plus $1 per transaction.

PayPal allows you to pay 100% commission to your affiliates. The maximum commission you can pay at ClickBank is 75% and the “instant pay” option isn’t available.

Which Promotion Tools Will You Provide?

If you want your affiliate to take action and promote your products, you need to give them the tools they need to get started. Your affiliates can take care of all your traffic generation if you provide them with the copy-and- paste tools they need.

If you don’t have banners for your product, you should order them right
away since it takes at least a few days to get them done.




Here’s a list of promotion tools you can create for your affiliates:

•    Articles

•    Brandable reports

•    eCourses

•    Blog posts

•    Expert interviews

•    Fast-action bonuses

•    Follow-Up sequences

•    Audio and videos

•    Classified ads

•    Solo ads

•    Product reviews

•    PPC keywords

•    Banners and buttons

•    Thank you page ads

•    Error page ads

Do you need all of those? Probably not. But here’s a simple rule of thumb:

The more tools you give affiliates, the more options they have to promote
for you…which often means you’ll get more promotion effort out of them.

Remember, your tools make their lives easier. The easier you make it for them, the more likely they are to help you.

Start with the Basic Tools

Here’s a list of the minimum tools you should have for each of your products:

   Three swipe emails

   One special report

   Four social media ads

   Banners and buttons

That might sound daunting, but it’s really not. In fact, you probably have a head start on the work and don’t even realize it. You don’t have to write your ads and emails from scratch.

You’re probably on at least 50 different lists sending you ads for various products. So you’ll have plenty of sample promos to use in your marketing. I’m not saying you should “steal” other people’s work. Just re-write the emails to fit your product and create your own.

You can also grab portions from your own product’s salesletter
or the actual product and use them in your promos.

Once your banners are done, add them to your affiliate tools page for affiliates to download and use however they want. Make sure to send an email to your affiliates every time you add new tools.

Now, about the report…that’s the one that tends to scare people, but it shouldn’t. Here’s why:

   It can be brief. A report of 5-10 pages could be plenty. It doesn’t
have to be a long book.

   You can reuse material. You can borrow stuff from your product (remember, you own it) or you can buy some PLR articles to reuse. You don’t necessarily have to start from scratch.

   Don’t forget the purpose. Your primary goal with this report is to set up a promotion for your product. That means the bulk of the report can be about your product. Specifically, it can be about the problem your product solves, why it’s great, etc. It doesn’t have to be anything revolutionary or difficult to write.

So don’t be afraid of the report. It’s a great tool for affiliates, and it’s not a
big deal to create.

Action Steps

To summarize, there are four steps you need to take to create your affiliate program:

   Step 1: Decide your program name. Something memorable that has something to do with making money should work well.

   Step 2: Decide where you’ll offer your program. That could be a new or existing domain...and that second option is probably the fastest way to get started.

   Step 3: Decide where you’ll set it up. You can use Warrior Plus if you have your own unique product. Otherwise, Simple One Click
or DigiResults are the best for PayPal payments and you can also use
ClickBank to process payments and pay your affiliates.

   Step 4: Decide your commission offer. All affiliates care about is the numbers, meaning dollars per visitor. So make your offer attractive. When you’re just starting and don’t have conversion proof, it’s smart to offer higher commissions.

   Step 5: Create your tools. Remember, don’t start from scratch unless you have to. Use existing material creatively, and borrow ideas where you can.

Once you’ve decided what you’re going to call your affiliate program, where you’re going to set it up and what you’re going to offer, it’s time to write your affiliate salesletter.

Note: It may take a couple days to create your tools, but you only have to do it once and the benefits are forever. 

Your Affiliate Signup System

Here’s a list of components required for a successful affiliate program:

1)  An offer that “sells” your program

2) A registration page that adds affiliates to a separate list

3) A landing page or affiliate center that displays all your products

4) Copy-and-paste promotion tools for each product

Your Affiliate Offer

One of the keys to recruiting affiliates is giving them convincing reasons to join your program. So, in a sense, you’re “selling” your affiliate program to prospective affiliates. You can do that with a compelling offer that stresses the benefits of your program and gets people excited. Why is your program better than others?

Here are a few benefits that will help convince new affiliates to join your affiliate program:

1.  Monthly contests. You can run a new contest each month to motivate your affiliates to promote your products. Keep it fresh by offering different types of prizes (cash, iPods, laptops, etc.).

2.  Performance bonuses. You can offer cash awards to any affiliate you reaches a certain number of sales. This is a great incentive for affiliates who don’t have massive lists and can’t compete with stronger marketers for top positions.

3.  Lifetime profits. Some affiliate tracking systems offer lifetime tracking. So your affiliate will get commission on all the products you sell. That’s a huge incentive because they can refer one customer and get paid on multiple products.

4.  Promotion tools. List all the tools available in the affiliate center— solo ads, banners, classifieds, brandable reports, bonus offers, etc. and update your page as you add more.

5.  An action plan. When affiliates sign up for my affiliate program,
they get my free report called, “Super Affiliate Marketing.” I even had an eCover graphic designed to increase its perceived value. This
is a great way to get people in and get them motivated by giving them a plan of action.

6.  Ongoing training. Let affiliates know that they’ll receive weekly updates and tips on generating traffic and increasing conversions. Then load your autoresponder with articles and reports on affiliate marketing. You could even hold a weekly teleseminar or webinar.

What affiliate program do you personally know of that offers these kinds of incentives on a regular basis? It’s a tremendous way to not only attract new affiliates, but to also train your existing affiliates to be more active in your program.

The Registration Page

Once you’ve listed all the benefits of your offer, you need to create a
compelling mini sales page to promote it…

1.  Headline: Grab their attention with your best benefits. This could be 100% commission, instant payments, residual income, contests, performance bonuses, etc.

2.  Proof: If you have statistics like conversion rates or visitor value (EPC), add it to the top of the page – preferably with screen shots. Testimonials and case studies are awesome too.

3.  The offer: Explain each benefit of your program in a short paragraph or bullet point.

4.  Call to action: Tell them to register below and explain what will happen next. Remind them that they’ll have instant access to all the tools and resources.

Next, add an optin form to the bottom of the page. This will add the affiliate’s name and email to a specific mailing list so you can follow up with tips, updates, and other information about your affiliate program.

The Landing Page

Once they submit that information, they should be immediately redirected to a landing page or an affiliate center where they can log in and get their affiliate link and tools.

Make it super easy for affiliates to get their link and tell them what to do next. For example, if you offer a brandable report, you will need to provide instructions on how to use the branding tool and how they can distribute the report.

Be specific when you tell affiliates how to use your tools. You can’t anticipate every possible use, but you can give affiliates a basic plan of action to follow. For example:

1.  “Send these emails to your list”

2.  “Post these graphics on your blog”

3.  “Place this graphic on your thank you page”

Don’t assume affiliates will know what to do. If you take the time to train people, you will have loyal affiliates promoting your products for years to come.

Once you have your affiliate landing page set up, it’s time to add promotion
tools to your affiliate center.

Action Steps

To summarize, there are four steps you need to take to create your affiliate program salesletter:

   Step 1: Write your affiliate “salesletter”…decide what you’re
going to offer use my 4-step system to create a mini sales page.

   Step 2: Create a new affiliate list at Aweber. This list will let you stay in touch with your affiliates, which is likely to boost your referral sales.

   Step 3: Add an opt-in form to your affiliate salesletter. This will their names and email to your affiliate mailing list.

   Step 4: Redirect to your affiliate landing page. This is where affiliates can log in to get their affiliate link and promotion tools.

   Step 6: Add usage instructions for your tools. This will give affiliates ideas and direction. That increases your chances of having more active affiliates.

Once you have your signup system in place, the next step is to recruit some affiliates…

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Boost Your Social Media Traffic

Whether you are an experienced blogger or are just getting started in the industry, it is important that you extend your blogging efforts to the social media arena.
Why is social media so important?  Well, for one thing Twitter gets over 100 million people visiting its site daily.  Not to mention the millions of hits that other social media platforms like Facebook, Pinterest, Plurk, Digg, Stumble Upon,(the list goes on) gets daily as well.  Staying connected is an obvious answer to grow your blog traffic or site traffic.
Make your blog as social as possible.  Giving your readers an opportunity to click the “Tweet” button or Google+ is important!  Allowing them to be involved in your posts and showing them that their opinions matter to you by means of a “Like” tells the visitor that you want them to show your recent post to their friends!
However, there is a small problem with social media.  You can’t be at 50 social media sites at one time updating.  We all know the simple fact that once you tweet something or update on Facebook, then its gone after about 20 minutes or so depending on the number of people that are connected with you.  
Yes, updating on social media sites can be a full time job.  How can one expect to stay visible on these sites in order to get the traffic?  If you are not on the top of the page when that potential visitor logs in, then you are out of luck!  Like I said before, having a social media precense is important.  However, if you can’t get noticed by other people they will not come to your site…and this is going to be remedied!  
I am about to show you ways that you can get Followers, Friends, Searches, and Traffic to your site basically overnight through social media, and the best part about it is…you don’t even have to be there to get it!

Using Social Media Dashboards
Remember when I mentioned that it would be a full time job to stay noticed on these social media sites?  Keeping your URL updated so people can actually see it is important for traffic to flow.  However, you cannot stay on these sites all day long updating!  You have a blog or a website to run and you have other responsibilities to perform besides worrying about whether or not your update was just refreshed and is no more!
There is a tool that will be helpful to you called “dashboards”.  This will be your best friend in the coming months, and will drive more traffic to your site than you have ever imagined!
Social Oomph- This is probably the best dashboard online.  When I first started using this tool I only had 120 followers.  But I got over 1,000 page views in 2 days from it!  Very easy to use.  It is free, but only for Twitter.  I recommend that you spend the $30 and upgrade to the “Professional” version of this package because it intertwines all of your social media profiles from this one site.  In other words, you can update to Facebook, LinkedIn, Plurk, Twitter, etc. and not have to leave this site at all!
Social Oomph allows you to log in and save your updates.  It has an automatic URL shortened embedded in it so you don’t have to go to an outside source for your tiny URL’s.  This makes it really easy.  Once you have all of your updates saved, you then proceed to manage the times that you want them sent out, and on which social media platform.  Boom!  It’s done!  You can walk away from it and forget it because it will then proceed to post your updates and keep your URL in front of potential visitors who might not have been able to see it otherwise!
Tweet Adder- This is basically the same principles as Social Oomph.  However it only allows you to schedule updates via Twitter.  I am hearing talks of adding other social media sites as well, so that may be a plus.  This is not a expensive as Social Oomph, and if you are trying to save a little money and still get great traffic I recommend this one.

Getting Social Media “Search” Traffic
There is one thing that you need to familiarize yourself with when publishing updates on social media sites.  It is the hashtag(#).  A hashtag is simply a relevant word or series of characters preceded by the # symbol. Hashtags help categorize messages and can make it easier for other Twitter users to search for tweets.
When you search for or click on a hashtag you'll see all other tweets that use the same hashtag. Only others who are interested in the same topic thread will likely be using the same hashtag.
For example, if you search for #Apple, you're less likely to see tweets that include references to the fruit and more likely to see information about the technology company.
Keep in mind, however, that Twitter is a real-time platform and its search function only goes back one week. If you want to pull older conversations, try using third-party services, such as Topsy, that archive messages sent over public social networks.
Why Use Hashtags
Twitter is an open social network, and anyone can see your public tweets provided you haven't set up your account to be completely private. But few people want to follow everyone in the world. Hashtags can make it easier to discover other Twitter users who are interested in the same conversations you like.
For instance, by conducting a Twitter search for #NFL, you'll see only the tweets with that hashtag for the National Football League.
Why Use Hashtags
Twitter is an open social network, and anyone can see your public tweets provided you haven't set up your account to be completely private. But few people want to follow everyone in the world. Hashtags can make it easier to discover other Twitter users who are interested in the same conversations you like.
For instance, by conducting a Twitter search for #NFL, you'll see only the tweets with that hashtag for the National Football League.

Because you can use any hashtag you want, your tweet about how awesome singer Bruno Mars was on the Grammys could be seen by more than your 150 followers. If you used the #Grammys hashtag, the droves of people who were following that hashtag could have seen your tweet.
If you said something insightful or answered a question, others may respond and engage you in conversation by using the hashtag you used. Conversely, if you're following a certain hashtag, you can tweet a question to others who are observing that conversation stream, engage other interested users in real time or find people to follow.
When using hashtags it's important to consider scale. Doing a search for the #NFL on Sundays will most likely subject you to a litany of tweets and keeping up with the conversation may be difficult. But if you still want your opinion thrown out there with everyone else's, use the hashtag.
How to Use Hashtags for Business
By creating your own hashtag, you can use it to drive conversations about your business. Are you having a spring sale at your furniture store? You can tack #SaveBigAtMurphys on to your tweets, for example. Encourage your Twitter followers and others to use the hashtag. Maybe even do a daily giveaway or prize for the person who tweets the funniest pitch line for the store and uses the hashtag. At the end of each day or the end of your sale, you can do a scan for the hashtag and measure how many tweets were posted using it and how many Twitter users you reached.
If you're hosting a business event, you can create a hashtag for it, too. Encourage attendees to use the hashtag when tweeting about the event. This will help organize the Twitter conversation while also promoting your brand.
How To Get The Most Out Of HashTags
For new Twitter users, and even we veterans, figuring out what a specific hashtag is being used for can be a major chore. When a hashtag starts to trend, it gets even more difficult to parse the information stream.
So what’s the most efficient way to figure out those nasty hashtags? Luckily, there a few great tools that can assist in hashtag enlightenment:
What the Trend?: This useful little service makes it really easy to learn about trending hashtags. When something starts trending, What the Trend? will provide a quick blurb on what’s going on.
Twubs: Twubs, which we recently reviewed, uses a wiki system to help disseminate information on a hashtag. It aggregates tweets and imports pictures to help illuminate the topics being discussed. While not the best at helping you understand the meaning behind a tag, is good at showing you its use over time and recent tweets, which oftentimes is enough to figure out the meaning behind the tag.
Tagalus: Tagalus is a simple dictionary for hashtags. It’s very easy to find information on thousands of hashtags as defined by other users. ou can also define a hashtag by tweeting makemyblogmoney.What’s buzzing on Twitter right now? If you’re a tech journalist, marketing professional, or just a person interested in trends, there are many useful tools and techniques to keep up with the Twitter conversation via hashtags.
If you’re trying to track tweets from a hashtag in real-time, Monitter and Twitterfall are good choices. Once again, provides graphs and hour-by-hour information on top hashtags.
One last tip: if you need to track a less popular Twitter hashtag, try setting up a Twilert to get a daily email of the use of a specific hashtag.
For more, be sure to check out Another Twitter Post on my blog.
Don’t Overuse Hahtags
Although not terribly complicated, hashtags have some unwritten rules. The primary one to remember: don’t overuse them. If every one of your tweets IS a hashtag, you dilute the usefulness of them by fragmenting the conversation. In addition, many people will shy away from you because it seems spammy.
Another simple tip: give your hashtag context. Most people won’t actually know what your hashtag means, so give a quick explanation in one of your tweets or, if you’re making a hashtag, make it very apparent what it’s talking about.
Finally, if you’re looking to create a hashtag, be sure that it adds value for yourself and your followers. The best way to utilize them is when you need to organize information. Conferences, major events, and even reminders (i.e. #todo) can help organize specific tweets and make life easier on you and your followers.
Get Original!
If you’re about to put on an event or are looking to take your event to a new level, here are some useful tips for hashtag organization:
- Choose a single hashtag early: This may seem simple, but it is vital to get right. Choose a simple hashtag that represents your event or brand. If your event is the Business of the Calling Ducks conference, don’t use #businessofthecallingducks as your tag. How about #bizducks instead?
- Remind attendees of the hashtag constantly: On your website, on your Twitter feed, at the opening remarks, and throughout the day, make a friendly reminder about your hashtag and that you can track the conversation through it.
- Provide a website widget: For anyone who isn’t using or knowledgeable with Twitter, provide an easy conversation tracker tool on your website. You can make one via Widgetbox or Tweetgrid.

All in all, the social media traffic will happen for you.  I know that this seems like a lot of info right now, but it is very simple to understand and apply.  Use your keywords and your hash tags well and you will start to see an enormous flood of traffic daily to your site.
The most important thing in this whole ebook is the fact of the social media dashboards.  Get one!  This will not happen until you register for a social media update scheduler.

Get Monster amounts of traffic to your website or page!

Monster Traffic Guide

I see it happen all the time. People enter the world of online marketing and set up a website, put their offers up, and then…nothing. No results. A website without traffic is like a shopping mall in the middle of the ocean. The good thing is that generating web traffic isn’t that difficult. In fact using one of the techniques in this report, you could send 5,000 visitors to your website tonight. Sounds great right? Shame on you. We obviously need to have a talk about quality of traffic. Too many people talk about traffic generation like it’s a one size fits all deal, but it’s not. Your target audience will be different than my target audience. And how we reach that audience will be totally different. If I use the wrong traffic techniques I may get thousands of visitors but my conversions will be 0%. So that’s something I want you to keep in mind while reading this report. Look at each method and ask yourself, “Can I reach my target audience using this method?” Do that and when you can answer “Yes” apply yourself to using that method. Immerse yourself in your business and don’t stop until you see results.

#1- Search Engine Optimization
Most people find websites through search engines, which is why Google is the number 1 visited website in the world according to Search engine optimization has two main advantages: 1) the traffic is free and 2) the traffic can be highly relevant depending on the keywords visitors use to find your site. Your website needs to be optimized for targeted keywords in order for people to find it when they use search engines. Let’s say your website is about hotels in Chicago. You would want your website to be optimized for the keywords “hotels in Chicago”, “Chicago hotels”, and other relevant keywords. Hopefully you already know that though ;)
So search engine optimization starts with keyword selection. For keyword research I use the Google Keyword Tool. Using this tool you want to find keywords that are relevant to your niche topic, but at the same time don’t have too much competition. If you target a keyword that has a lot of competition, say “auctions” for example, it will take you a lot of time and money to rank for that keyword. Side Note: I worked with a company and we were able to get on the first page of Google for “auctions”. It wasn’t easy; the owner of the website invested thousands of dollars in order to build enough backlinks.
How to optimize your website for search engines is a topic that can take up an entire ebook alone, if you’d like to learn more about it check out my blog post: Is Your Website Search Engine Friendly?
You can also run your website through WooRank to find out if you have any technical issues preventing you from ranking higher.

#2- Social Media
Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ can drive tons of traffic to your site, especially if you provide quality content. From my experience social media traffic converts very well because the people that click your links also interact with you. So they are more likely to sign up to your email list rather than random strangers that never heard of you. To get started with social media you first need to decide which networks are worth your time. This will be different for everyone and depends on who your target audience is. For example if you’re targeting small business owners then LinkedIn would be the best choice. If you’re selling info products in the dating niche Twitter and Facebook would be better choices. My favorite social network is Twitter and as the time I’m writing this I have about 25,000 Twitter followers. The key is to provide good content on a daily basis, interact with people as much as you can, and follow people that are interested in your niche.
I find people interested in my niche by finding people similar to myself, people that post about online marketing. Once I find these people I start following everyone that follows them. About half follow me back, and after a week I unfollow those that didn’t follow me back using ManageFlitter. Personally I haven’t done a lot with Facebook but I’ve had clients that swear by it. One of my bigger clients spent about $100/day on Facebook ads for a couple months and had some good results. I’ve also talked to other marketers that were able to grow huge followings on Facebook without paying for ads. Your success on social media really comes down to the quality of content you post, the amount of interaction between you and your followers, and your consistency. So I recommend starting out small and only focusing on one or two networks. Once you start getting consistent traffic you can then branch out to other networks if you choose to.

#3- Video Marketing
YouTube is the 3rd most visited website in the world right behind Facebook. So it’s no secret that video marketing has huge potential in terms of driving traffic to your website. Personally it’s one of my favorite traffic sources because it’s easy to rank videos for keywords, and most other marketers are too lazy to put in the work.
There are many ways to use video to drive traffic to your site. One way is ranking videos for your keywords, both on Google and within YouTube itself. I wrote about the specific strategy I use here- How to Get Thousands of YouTube Views Fast. Video also works great when you want to share content to your audience. Video usually has more ‘viral capabilities’ and gets shared across social networks more than text alone. I recommend creating instructional videos or review videos and sharing them on your website, social media networks, and email list whenever you want to lead your followers to another website (affiliate offer for example) without direct linking. Many ‘internet marketers’ create low-quality videos and spam them all over the place, focusing on quantity instead of quality. This may work short term but it will do more harm than good to your brand image. Also it will be a waste of time because those videos will eventually be deleted. Instead, if you plan to incorporate video into you marketing strategy make sure you create high quality videos.
#4- Guest Blogging
Guest blogging can send you laser targeted traffic, give you one way backlinks, and increase your market exposure all for free. All you need to do is contact blog owners and provide them with quality content. This isn’t hard to do because many blog owners are looking for new and fresh content due to the increasing demands of search engines.

To find blog owners willing to accept guest posts you can try the following Google search strings: “Your niche keyword” + “guest blog” “Your niche keyword” + “submit a guest post” “Your niche keyword” + “looking for contributors” “Your niche keyword” + “looking for writers” “Your niche keyword” + “submit a post” Look through the results and read what the blog owners are looking for. If you fit their requirements contact them and let them know you want to submit a guest post, they will have their contact information on the page. You can also find guest blogging opportunities on these two website:
#5- Document Sharing Sites
Document sharing sites allow you to upload documents in various formats, like .doc and .pdf for example. Many of these sites were created for sharing documents with family and friends but they have grown to become very big websites and get a lot of incoming links. Many document sharing sites have high PageRank and often rank on Google for competitive search terms. So document sharing sites present a unique opportunity for ranking for your targeted keywords. Keep in mind though that article directories used to present the same opportunity and then Google ‘demoted’ them and now you rarely see an article directory link on the first page of Google. So I don’t recommend spending too much time with document sites, or at least don’t rely on them for long-term traffic.
Instead I recommend using them as a supplemental source of traffic. The best part is that you don’t have to create new content for these sites; you can repurpose your articles into PDF’s, include a link back to your site, and upload them. Simple as that. Here’s a list of popular document sharing sites:
More here- Top 29 Document Sharing Sites
#6- Forum Marketing
If done right, forum marketing can be a huge source of targeted traffic. If you have read other traffic building strategy reports (and who hasn’t) you’ve probably noticed that some people swear by forum marketing and others say it’s not worth the time. Why is this? It’s because forum marketing is hard to do (right). Too many people try to ‘trick the system’ and get traffic in exchange for very little effort. They sign up to relevant forums and start spamming their links all over the place. If you do this I can guarantee you it will be a waste of time. Not only will your posts be deleted, but you’ll be hurting your own reputation and credibility. Instead forum marketing works best when you provide value to the forums you post in. This is a fundamental principal you should live by with all of your marketing activities, you need to add value if you want to get any value out of you efforts. To get started with forum marketing you first need to find high traffic forums in your niche. You can do this by typing the following search strings into Google: Inurl:forum “your niche keyword” “your niche keyword” + “forum”

Or you can just search on Big Boards. You want to find a forum with a lot of active members, and not so strict policies on signature links and linking to external websites. Most forums do have rules that are in place to prevent spammers, but if the forum is so strict that you can’t link to your site (even in your signature) then you should move on to the next one. Once you find a forum you should sign up, fill out your profile 100%, and upload a photo of yourself for your display picture. I recommend using a professional looking photo of your face or upper body to face. Using a photo of yourself will increase the trust you gain from fellow forum members. You should also put a link to your website in your signature, along with a specific call to action like: “Get my 21 Traffic Sources guide ($47 value) for free here” Next you want to start participating in discussions. Your main goal should be to add value to the forum. You can do this by answering questions and providing relevant information that will help forum members. After a while people will start to see you as an expert in your niche and will be more likely to visit your website. You may also be able to start ‘getting away’ with linking to your website, as long as you’re providing value. For example you could share part one informative article, and at the bottom write “you can read part two here” and link to part two on your website. Many forums also provide advertising opportunities so it’s a good idea to check those out. If there’s no advertising information you could email the forum owner and make them an offer.
#7- Affiliate Marketing
You have probably heard of affiliate marketing and you may even make money with it. Most people start out with affiliate marketing when they get started with the whole ‘make money online’ thing. Affiliate marketing is where someone has a product or service and affiliates sell it in exchange for a commission.

The real winners here are the product /service owners. If you can get affiliates to handle all the marketing and traffic you can focus on your sales funnel and customer service. With affiliate marketing you can reach even more people than you could with other traffic methods, because many affiliates have email subscriber lists they’ve built over time. Having affiliates promote your stuff sounds great but it can be very hard to recruit affiliates. First you need a solid offer, your product should be top quality and your sales page should convert like crazy. In most cases (especially if you’re selling info products) you should offer 50%-100% commissions. Offering 100% commissions may sound crazy but you need to think long-term. If you offer 100% commissions on the front end you could always offer an upsell and make money off of that. You will also build an email subscriber list of buyers which you can promote to indefinitely. Here are some affiliate networks where you can learn more:
Simple One Click
Warrior Plus If you choose to take the affiliate route make sure you can recruit affiliates. You can do this by networking and becoming friends with affiliate marketers, and also make your offer so good that no one can refuse it. Provide your affiliates with swipe emails, banner ads, and keyword lists. You may also need to drive traffic to your offers at first to get the EPC’s high enough to attract affiliates.

#8- Podcasts
When most people think of podcasts they think of professionally produced talk shows with expert interviews. But the truth is many popular podcasts are started as a one-man (or woman) show. In fact you can create a podcast just by reading your published articles into a microphone. It only takes a few extra minutes and it could easily double the traffic you gain from your content. Publishing a podcast isn’t as difficult as you may think either. There are many free podcast directories where you can upload your audio and make it available to thousands of listeners instantly. Here are some directories and services to check out:
How to Publish a Podcast on iTunes
#9- Article Marketing
Traditional article marketing is dead (the kind where you blast your article to hundreds of directories for the backlinks). This is because Google has made updates to their algorithm and article directories have very little PageRank now.
But article marketing can be very effective if your goal is to get your articles syndicated onto other websites. It works like this- you publish your article to EzineArticles or other article directories. Website owners that need content for their websites search those article directories, find your article, and publish it to their websites. Now you get backlinks from various sites as well as traffic from people clicking your links in your author bio.
The best part about article marketing (in my opinion) is that you don’t need to publish unique content. You can take articles already published on your website and upload them to article directories. So it doesn’t require a lot of time and the benefits are definitely worth it if you provide good quality content.
#10- Ezine Advertising
Ezine advertising is one of the fastest ways to get targeted traffic to your offer. Ezines are a form of online newsletters, where website owners use them to keep in touch and build a relationship with their subscribers. Ezine advertising has been around for a while yet it remains a highly effective method for driving traffic to your website and getting your offer seen by hundreds of quality prospects. To get the most out of ezine advertising here are a few tips to follow: Look for ezines that are targeted to your niche. The more specific and relevant the better. In general stay away from sponsor ads or classified ads, you’ll get the best response with solo ads. Write great email copy! Use an attention-grabbing headline, make the body of your email engaging, and include a strong call to action. Track your ads carefully and focus on the ones that bring the best results.
You can find ezine advertising opportunities by typing the following search strings into Google: “your niche keywords” + “ezine” “your niche keywords” + “newsletter” You can also find ezine advertising opportunities at these two sites:
The Ezine Directory

#11- Press Releases
Press releases are a widely misused traffic source. Like many other traffic methods, people have spammed press release sites making them less effective. But even so, you can still generate a lot of traffic from press release sites if you use them correctly. First you should understand the purpose of a press release. The definition of a press release is “An official statement issued to newspapers giving information on a particular matter.” The particular matter may be announcing the opening of your company, introducing a new product, notify people of an event, or anything else you might deem news worthy. People use press releases for a few different reasons; some use them to gain backlinks. Some use them as article directories and just push their stuff out there, thinking the more they publish the more exposure they’ll get. In my opinion the two best things that can happen are: Get featured on Google News Get featured in a real news story (print, tv. or radio).
If you can get one of those two things to happen you can expect a ton of traffic to your website. So whenever I write a press release I keep those things in mind and I write as if it would be picked up as a news story. And if it doesn’t, the backlinks and extra traffic doesn’t hurt ;)
If you want to incorporate press releases into your traffic strategy I recommend this article- How to Write a Press Release. Here are some free press release sites:
#12- Pay-Per-Click Advertising
Pay-Per-Click or PPC advertising is advertising where you pay each time someone clicks your advertisement. Usually prices range from $0.10-$5.00 per click. The biggest PPC network is Google but Yahoo and Bing also offer PPC advertising, along with many other lesser-known networks. With PPC advertising you choose which keywords you want to show up for, say “Weight loss guide” for example. Each time someone types in “weight loss guide” into Google your ad shows up (if you’re the highest bidder and have a good quality score). PPC also involves networks of websites. Let’s use Google as an example. Many website owners have Google Adsense installed on their websites. Whenever someone visits their site relevant ads appear, and if someone clicks on an ad the advertiser has to pay for that click. How to do PPC advertising can take up a whole book of its own.

#13- Banner Advertising
Banner advertising is one of the oldest methods of online advertising, and many believe it has lost its effectiveness. In many cases this is true; you can’t just slap up any banner on a website and drive traffic these days. Instead banner advertising has evolved and there is more copywriting and design involved. Some banners grab attention with flashy animations, while others blend in and look more like text search results. The effectiveness of banners really depends on the target audience and the website they’re displayed on. Banner advertising can be done a few different ways. First, you can contact website owners directly and see if they offer ad space. Some will charge monthly, some will charge per year, and some will charge a one-time lifetime fee. There are also banner advertising networks, both free and paid. Free networks work as exchanges, meaning you put up a banner on your site and someone else will put yours up on their site. You can also do banner advertising through PPC networks like Google.
Also if you want to find free banner exchange networks, try the following Google search strings: “traffic” banner advertising “free” banner advertising “banner” “exchange network”

#14- Classified Ads
Classified ads have lost their effectiveness because of spammers. Now people don’t trust everything they see on classified ad sites. If you are honest and have valuable offers then classifieds can still work, and many people still use them to drive huge amounts of traffic. The most popular classified sites are:
AdtoAd You can find others by typing “classified ad sites” into Google. Personally I’ve had the most success with Craigslist, followed by USFreeAds. The trick is to provide something for free, whether it’s an information product in exchange for an opt-in or a free beverage at your restaurant. Every business has something they can give away and doing so will get new customers to try out your product/service and see what you have to offer. I’ve also seen more success with classified ads when I include images. The best click-thru response was when I had an ad with a picture of a YouTube video; it looked like the video was embedded in the ad. But when people clicked on the image it took them to my website where the video would automatically start playing.
#15- Solo Ads
Solo ads are similar to ezine advertising, but with ezine advertising your ads will usually appear inside a newsletter. Solo ads on the other hand only contain your advertising message when it’s sent out to subscribers. So instead of seeing a newsletter and multiple ads, subscribers will only read your message.

If you have money to spend solo ads can be one of the most effective traffic sources, and many online marketing gurus claim solo ads are the best strategy for traffic. The reason is because you can find email lists where the subscribers are your perfect target audience, and they have shown interest in receiving more information about your niche by subscribing. As with any form of paid traffic, you need to know your numbers. You need to know how much each subscriber is worth to you. You also need to know the numbers of the email list you send a solo ad to. What is the open rate and how many clicks does each mailing get on average? With that information you can take the average click through rate each mailing gets, compare that to your squeeze page conversion rate, and then multiply that number by your average revenue per subscriber. Let’s say the number you get is $1,000 for example, and the solo ad costs $500, then you can be confident the solo ad will be a good investment.

#16- JV Swaps
JV Swaps are similar to solo ads only instead of paying a list owner to email your message to his/her subscribers you both mail each other’s offers to your lists. So it’s an even exchange basically and there’s no monetary exchange. In many cases one list owner has more subscribers than the other but you can still do an even JV swap in that case. Say you have 1,000 subscribers and another list owner has 3,000. You could make a deal where you send out his/her message 3 times and they send out your message 1 time. Or they could send out your message to 1,000 of their subscribers instead of the full 3,000.

#17- Pay With a Tweet
This is a cool little technique that I’ve used a couple times. Using this technique will give you viral potential if you have a good offer.
Pay With A Tweet is a free service which allows you to set up a ‘payment button’ on your website where visitors can pay with a post on Facebook or Twitter. So in exchange for a product or service they post your message to their Twitter or Facebook account. Pretty cool hey? Let’s say you offer a free guide on how to lose weight, you drive traffic to a page where people can download the free guide but first they need to ‘pay with a tweet’ so your message gets sent to their Twitter or Facebook account. Then a couple of their followers/friends do the same and it branches out from there.
#18- Blog Commenting
Blog commenting used to be part of my traffic strategy but not anymore. To me the time investment isn’t worth the results. But many internet marketers claim to get good results from blog commenting so I wanted to include it in this report. Blog commenting works like this- you comment on a relevant blog post. Most blogs let you enter your name, email, website URL, and comment. Your name will automatically be linked to your website. So when someone reads your comment they can click on your name to visit your site. Sometimes you can also get away with including your URL in the comment itself.

To get the best results you should focus on high-traffic relevant sites. I’ve heard of people getting hundreds of clicks just from one well-timed comment. If you can be the first comment on a very high-traffic site’s blog post you may receive a bunch of traffic, but it’s very hard to be the first comment on these high-traffic sites. One way you could do it is subscribe to the high-traffic blogs by email. Then as soon as you receive a notification of a new blog post, quickly go to the blog and skim through the post and write a comment. Blog commenting also works best when your comments are well-thought out and provide value to the post itself. You should try to write a comment that compliments the blog post. Blog commenting is also a great way to build relationships with bloggers in your niche. If you always comment on their posts they will get to know you and it may lead to other opportunities, such as guest blogging or a JV swap.
#19- Social Bookmarking
There are two techniques for using social bookmarking as a traffic generation tool. First there’s the obvious backlinks you gain from social bookmark links. From my experience social bookmarking can provide quality backlinks, I use them for new content and it gets that content indexed very quickly. I especially use social bookmarking whenever I publish a new video or blog post. I start off with social media links and then get about 5-20 social bookmarking links. This will get you to the front page of Google very quickly if the keywords are not competitive. Social bookmarking can be even more effective if you focus on one or two networks and build a following. For example you could spend months on Reditt and connect with as many people as you can, bookmark top quality content, comment on other people’s bookmarks, etc. and after a couple months you’ll be able to publish new content and it will get a bunch of hits very quickly.

If you go that route though you have to bookmark quality stories and you can’t bookmark your own content often. Once a month is enough, anymore than that and you’ll get flagged and all your efforts will be washed down the drain.

#20- High-Profile Content Syndication
High-profile content syndication is similar to guest blogging and article marketing but the difference is your content gets published on authority sites in your niche. Think or (if you’re in the Internet Marketing niche). Sites like these can send thousands of visitors to your website and also give you high quality backlinks. To publish your content on high-profile websites you will need to provide top-quality content. Many of these sites also check out your previous work online so it’s a good idea to start out small and work your way up. Once you have a few articles published on other people’s blogs then you should consider trying to write for a high-profile site.

#21- Traffic Exchanges
Last and also least is traffic exchanges. Just kidding, well sort of.

Many people have success with traffic exchanges. They have been around for a long time and wouldn’t have lasted if they didn’t work. Basically a traffic exchange is a network of marketers looking to get quick traffic to their websites. You visit someone’s website and get a credit and then you give away that credit for someone to visit your website. Most people on traffic exchanges are there for the credits, they want to drive traffic to their own websites. So the traffic converts lower for that reason alone. But if you can offer something they’re interested in you will get results. For example you could offer a free report on “How to Get Better Quality Traffic for Free” and you should get some opt-ins. It’s basic marketing, the people on traffic exchanges are a specific target audience. If you can create an offer that appeals to that target audience and use the right approach you will see results.
If you try out traffic exchanges I recommend using EasyHits4U.

Hopefully you picked up a few ideas in this report. If you didn’t and you already knew everything let me ask you this: Why are you reading a traffic generation report? You see I used do the same thing. I spent my time learning instead of doing. Once you know how to drive traffic there’s not much else you can learn about the topic. It’s not like copywriting. Sure a new website (like Pinterest for example) will come around and present new opportunities now and then, and if you already have loads of traffic then by all means stay on the lookout for new methods. But I have a feeling you don’t have loads of traffic yet. No problem, there’s an easy fix for that. It’s called work. Now get to it!

3 Incredibly Easy-To-Implement Tips That Can Multiply Your Internet Profits By 500%

This report that you hold in your hands contains 3 simple ideas that have
helped me make tens of thousands of dollars in online profits. In the same
way, they will also help you achieve amazing results for yourself when you
implement them.
If you’ve gone through all the ebooks and training courses, but don’t have
much to show for it, then this report is for you.
If you’ve ever felt that the gurus who are holding back information from
you, that there’s just too much to learn, or there’s some secret or unknown
knowledge that’s preventing you from success, then this report is definitely
for you.
I used to be in a similar boat. I bought Clickbank products like it was my
job. I collected more WSOs than college textbooks during my 4 years at
Penn State.
After first finding out about internet marketing 6 years ago, I became
hooked. Over the years, I kept trying to find the perfect online business
opportunity that would allow me to enjoy streams of passive income and
unlimited time freedom.
Eventually, it finally dawned on me that I was spending more money
buying products than I was actually making, I started getting worried. I
knew this horrible habit was hurting my finances, but for some reason, I
couldn’t stop and kept consuming, hoping to find the magic solution in the
next product.
But I could never find that magic pill.
It got so bad that whenever I sat down to work, I got this clenching feeling
in my gut that I had been scammed with this whole make money from
home promise. Maybe I was just wasting my time and money trying these
online schemes.

As you can imagine, this killed my productivity and focus, making me feel
even worse about myself.
Not only was I embarrassed to admit to my friends and family that I wasn’t
making a dime online, I felt more and more lonely because of the amount
of time I spent in front of the computer. I felt extremely stressed about the
gap between my dreams of “being my own boss” and my actual reality.
I began to grow resentful of all the marketing promises that were made
but had not been fulfilled.
One day, I started wondering if it was my personal mindsets and habits
that were responsible for my lack of success, and not the actual techniques
taught in the courses I bought.
I started studying business mindset material. I read tons of classic wealthcreation books, a few of which you’ll find at the end of this report, in the
resources section.
I started to see where I was screwing up; where my incorrect thinking and
habits were preventing me from making my desired income online.
After making an effort to correct these, things finally started to “click”.
Soon, I had my first $500 week. A few weeks later, I had my first $3,000
week. A few months later, I had my first $2,000 day!
I noticed an interesting pattern: whenever I implemented the 3 tips you’re
about to learn, the money would roll in. And whenever I didn’t follow them,
I would hit a dry patch.
This was extremely eye-opening because for the first time, I realized that it
wasn’t faulty strategies and lack of clear step-by-step explanation in the IM
courses I was buying that were causing me to fail, but how I was going
about building my online business.
In this report, you’ll learn the top 3 ideas that made the biggest difference
for me. These tips are easy to implement and when you follow them, you’ll

find yourself lot closer to your goal of financial freedom and having
more time to do the things you truly want.
Let’s get into it, shall we?

Success Tip #1: Make Speed of Implementation Your #1 Priority
Eben Pagan says that the number one thing that separates successful
entrepreneurs from those who fail is speed of implementation.
Speed of implementation is how fast you take action on an idea after you
first learn about it.
As you can probably guess, the faster you can take action, the higher your
chance of success.
Many people get stuck in trying to figure out all the pieces of the puzzle
before doing anything. They try to research every little detail and do
everything right. As a result, they often end up with the debilitating habit
of analysis paralysis.
However, when successful business people hear an idea, they immediately
apply it to their business, without the unnecessary over-thinking.
The 60 Second Rule For Making Decisions
“A good decision today is better than a perfect decision tomorrow” -
Winston Churchill
Jason Fladlien taught me something called the “60-second-rule”. The rule
is simple: take no more than 60 seconds to make a decision.
Why? Because delaying a decision is worse than making the wrong
decision. You can fix bad decisions, but you can’t fix indecision.
When you make this a habit, you’ll be amazed at how much more you
Keep in mind that the 60 second rule applies to decisions that won’t
drastically affect your business or life. If you’re deciding which house to
buy, you should obviously spend longer than 60 seconds. If you’re deciding
which color to use for your website, then spend no more than 60 seconds.

In the internet marketing world, there’s SO much information that it would
be impossible to apply everything. There’s just not enough time.
The solution is to follow a minimum baseline ratio of time you spend taking
action to time you spend learning or studying.
From now on, maintain a study:action ratio of 1 to 1. Meaning take 1 hour
of focused action for every 1 hour you spend learning.
This is the minimum ratio you should start with. As soon as possible, you
want to start ramping up that ratio and start taking 2 hours of action for
every 1 hour of studying. Then 3, then 4 and so on.
I noticed that the times when I was making the most money online were
the times when I was taking the most action and doing things. And the
periods where I was barely making anything were the times when I would
get caught up in trying to learn everything and make everything perfect.
Action Steps
Take out a post-it note right now and write these 3 things on it:
• Speed of Implementation
• 60 Second Rule
• 1:1 Study:Action Ratio
Post this somewhere near your computer where you can see it every day.
Do this. Right now!
When you start developing the habit of making decisions taking action
quickly, you’ll build positive momentum and consistently stay in “action
mode”. You’ll accomplish (and profit) more in a few days than what you
used to in weeks!

Success Tip #2: Stick To ONE Business and ONE Business Only
Many newbie internet marketers tend to develop “shiny object syndrome”.
They abandon whatever they’re currently working to and jump on the
latest money-making opportunity. This overly-opportunistic mindset can be
one of the biggest obstacles to your success.
I’ll admit, I was a victim to this type of thinking when I first started. I
would always rationalize that the business I was currently working on
wasn’t worth the work I was putting in and my next business, which I will
build with total commitment and dedication, was.
After I got bored with the initial excitement and passion of starting again
from scratch, I would find a new make-money-online opportunity and the
vicious cycle would repeat.
If you find yourself constantly starting new projects, but never finishing
them, then you too are the victim of opportunistic thinking.
If you’re quitting your current project because you hit a road bump, what
makes you won’t quit the next time you hit a road bump.
If I had to start all over again, this is what I would do: I would find a
marketer that I really connect with and buy his flagship product. Then, I
would follow only his stuff and no one else’s.
If an issue came up, that stopped me from proceeding to the next step, I
would try to get that issue resolved as quickly as possible. And if another
potentially profitable business opportunity shows up, I would quickly say no
to it.
In practice, this means you should only be do the things that will help grow
the business you’re currently working on. Only buy new products if they
directly relate your current business (read: do not become a WSO-whore).

The other important thing is to not fall into the thinking that one specific
business model is more profitable than another.
By the way, if you find yourself buying a lot of internet marketing products,
but not using many of them, you probably notice that you feel better about
yourself and your chances of success immediately after you buy them.
Why is this? You feel that each product you buy will make your success
easier, since it contains information that you need to know. You believe
that success will automatically happen when you have the right resources
or some secret information.
This, of course, is not true. What will determine your success is not your
resources (products, software, knowledge), but your resourcefulness
and ability to take focused action (speed of implementation). From now on,
stop spending the majority of your time looking for resources and instead
fully leverage what you have and focus on executing your projects, goals
and important activities.
There is no single “easiest”, “fastest”, or “lowest-risk” way to success in
internet marketing. And that’s something you’ll rarely hear any “goo-roo”
For example, a Facebook marketing goo-roo will always claim that
Facebook is one the easiest, fastest way to make money online. After all,
he’s trying to sell his Facebook course, so why would he say anything
I have friends who make thousands per day with affiliate marketing. I also
have friends who make thousands per day from selling their own products.
I’ve made thousands in a day with website-flipping.
My friends and I are not successful because we’re in the business of
affiliate marketing, website flipping or product creation business. We’re
successful because we committed to our business models and figured out,
over time, what works and what doesn’t.

Action Steps
Make a commitment to finish building a business you’ve been working on
or started on in the past but quit.
I know it can be tempting to start over from scratch and tell yourself that
this time, you’ll do everything perfect, but instead, go with you already got.
Commit the next 30 days to focusing exclusively on this project. This
means do not even consider any new money making opportunities- no
matter how simple or hands-free they seem.
(It’s fine to purchase products that are related to your business and will
help you. For example, if you do video marketing, then it’s totally fine to
download the latest YouTube course since it probably contains information
that may help you. It wouldn’t be smart to get a Facebook course
When you try this, you might begin to have doubts that continuing what
you’ve doing is a waste of time/money and not going to work, keep in
mind that these doubts and worries are just a habitual way of thinking that
have prevented you from succeeding in the past.
See them as just that- mere thoughts. Don’t make them into reality and
press onwards.
At the end of the 30 days, you may be surprised with how much you’ve
accomplished. Chances are, you will be making much more progress and
money than you imagined.

Success Tip #3: Create A Must-Do List With Time Limits
If you’ve ever felt worried that you don’t have enough time in your day to
do the things you need or want, then you’ll love this tip.
In internet marketing, there are an infinite number of things we can do to
grow our business and make more money. We can always be creating
more content, getting more traffic, tweaking our conversions, and so on.
That’s why it’s crucially important to pinpoint the few tasks that will
actually make us the money and focus most of our efforts on those. When
you do this, you’ll be doing the things that actually put money into your
bank account, rather than waste your time on something that won’t make
much of a difference in the end.
This is exactly what a Must-Do list will help you accomplish. This is not a
to-do list where you write down every new task that pops up in your head
and hope you’ll get around to doing it (chances are, you never will).
This is a list that you must complete by the end of the day. You can’t go
to sleep without finishing them. Imagine someone held a gun and would
shoot you unless you got everything done. Treat it that seriously!
Again, this list is not for things you would like to get done. Create a
separate list for that and work on those if you have time.
Your Must-Do list is where you write your most important priorities; the
crucial things in your business that result in profits.
Here’s How To Create Your Must-Do list, Step By Step
1. Write down all the tasks you need to complete in the short term (this
week). Then, identify the top 20% that are the most important and need to
get done first.
2. Think about exactly what you would need to do in order to do each task
well and give yourself a time limit (x minutes or x hours). Write that time
limit next to the task.

3. Start doing the tasks on your list the first thing when you sit down to
work every day. Don’t check email or Facebook. Turn your phone off. Lock
yourself in your room. Remember, someone has a gun to your head!
This may seem overly simple, but unless you are already creating lists and
setting deadlines, do not discount how powerful this system is.
I used this exact task-management system to create a product that sold
5x as much compared to a previous product I created without this
system. Not only did I make more money, I also spent 8x as LESS time!
Why is setting time limits and deadlines for ourselves so important (and
See, when you set time limits and deadlines, your force yourself to finish
the task in the allocated time. This is known as Parkinson’s Law, which
states, “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”.
For example, If you gave yourself 2 hours to create a 500 word article,
you’d probably take your time with researching, writing, and proofreading
your article.
But if you gave yourself a strict 30-minute time limit, you’d still get
everything done, but you would work faster because you have the pressure
of a deadline. If you’ve never tried this, you’d be surprised at how
efficiently you can complete the same task, without sacrificing much in
Here’s an example of my short-term tasks list for Genius Profits…
• Finish free report (what you’re reading right now)
• Create squeeze page
• Buy domain from Name Cheap
• Install Wordpress
• Install theme and plugins
• Play around with theme to make everything look pretty
• Write About page

• Write an epic blog post
• Publish post
• Set up list
• Write an epic guest post
• Contact bloggers and offer guest post
• Create epic forum post
• Create 20 Q and A videos
This list isn’t complete, but you can see that I have blog admin tasks,
content tasks and traffic tasks.
Right now, I’m not going to worry about traffic or blog stuff. Some people
want to have a clean looking website up first, but I don’t care about that
stuff. I want to focus on having killer content ready first.
So my Must-Do items for today are…
• Finish free report
• Write ‘About’ page
• Write an epic first blog post
I’m not going to go to sleep until I complete these 3 things.
Next I’m going to set a time limit for each one, based on my estimation of
how long it will take me to do a good job.
• Finish free report (3 hours)
• Write ‘About’ page (30 minutes)
• Create an epic first blog post (4 hours)
I’m going to hold myself to those deadlines.
Sure I can spend 2 hours creating the perfect ‘About’ page for my blog. But
will that extra 90 minutes really be worth it?
It’s hard to say, but I think making it “good enough” and moving on to the
next tasks is a much better strategy than aiming for perfection and
delaying action and implementation.

(By the way, I’m perfectly fine with spending significantly more time on
creating content for my audience because I want put out the highestquality stuff possible.)
Tomorrow, my Must-Do list will probably look something like:
• Buy domain (5 minutes)
• Install Wordpress (5 minutes)
• Install themes and plugins (15 minutes- I use a template so it doesn’t
take that long)
• Create squeeze page (30 minutes)
• Play around with theme to make everything look pretty (30 minutes)
• Publish About page and blog post (10 minutes)
• Set up list (30 minutes)
I’m sure I can spend all day playing around with the theme and making my
new blog look nice. But a much prettier theme going to make me a lot
more money? I doubt it.
I would rather spend 30 minutes tweaking the theme so it’s “good enough”
and move on to more important tasks – publishing my content and setting
up my list.
The day after, I’m going to start doing the tasks to get traffic.
Hopefully you now understand the importance of creating deadlines for
every task you do. Doing so refocuses you on the big picture and prevent
you from getting stuck on one particular thing that probably won’t make
much a difference anyways.
Action Step
Using a pen and paper (I prefer actual pen/paper to typing on the
computer), create your own Must-Do list.
Fill out this list for the next day’s tasks before you go to sleep, or before
you start working every day.

It will take some getting used to at first since you’re probably not in the
habit of setting deadlines. Keep at it and eventually, you’ll be a productivity
You might be wondering, how what does becoming more productive have
to do with making money?
Um, everything!
Imagine what it would be like to finish every project you start, in less time
than you expected? Would you agree that you would probably be a lot
farther along and raking in bigger profits than you currently are right now?