Thursday, February 26, 2009

How To Build A List Quickly By Using A Giveaway Event

The most valuable tool of an online marketer is an opt-in list with targeted subscribers. An opt-in list can be used to follow up on people who have agreed to receive your information, in return for a free Ebook or special report that you give away from your website or blog.

If you are serious about your business, then everything you do should be focused on growing your list(s). It is true that it takes time to build a responsive list, but there are many (free) ways to get people to your sign up page.

You can participate in online forums where other members will see your signature file, use the power of social networking sites, set up joint ventures with other business owners, swap newsletter ads, leave comments on popular blogs, etc.

A recent method to build a list quickly is by participating in a Giveaway Event. Most Giveaways allow you to submit a free product, but instead of giving away your product from their site, they redirect the traffic to your own squeeze -or landing- page, where you collect the visitors names and email addresses. In return for receiving all the free traffic, you promise to promote the Giveaway to your own list(s).

A Giveaway works like a giant ad swap. All contributors promote the event to their list(s), and thousands of people visit the Giveaway where they sign up for the free product offers. The cost to join a Giveaway is zero, but you can rake in hundreds, if not thousands of new subscribers in a very short time.

You just need a gift of your own, and a special landing page where your autoresponder form collects all the new leads for you, 24/7.

Important: there's no need to create a long report or Ebook when you want people to sign up for your gift. You can keep it short. Nobody likes to browse through hundreds of pages on a PC screen. As a matter of fact, some of the best information online can be found within 5 page reports, so follow this rule, and you will keep your readers happy.

- If you don’t know how to write a free report, you can get free PLR articles from the site below, and then turn a few articles into a short report...

The Private Label Club:

Or you can download a package of 15000 PLR articles that you can do anything you like with from here:

To get more people to sign up for your offer, you need to make your offer unique. One of the biggest mistakes that Giveaway contributors make is to offer a product that can be downloaded everywhere. You can even give away a bundle of products, there is no need to stick with only one gift. The more valuable your offer, the more people will join.

It is also common practice for marketers who participate in Giveaway events to set up a one-time-offer when people sign up for their freebie. This can be a profitable option. If your special offer is well presented, reasonably priced, and related to your freebie, there is a good chance that people will buy. This way you not only build a list, but at the same time you monetize all the new traffic on autopilot.

Conclusion, joining a Giveaway is a great way to get extra traffic and sales for your online business.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

How to create an Ecover with Adobe action scripts.

An action script is a pre-coded script that automatically generates a number of special graphic effects in Adobe PhotoShop, making it dead simple to create appealing covers for Ebooks, video/DVD or software products.

You no longer need any graphical talent to create an eCover from scratch, because action scripts do it for you with a single mouse click. It's a great time saver.

The only work you need to do is design a flat Ebook cover image in PhotoShop, hit the action script button to turn that image into an eCover (as shown in the video below), and you're set.

- If you want to download a nice collection of eCover action scripts (for a very reasonable price), or just try out the software for free, you can do so at this site.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Poll: What do you think about product review sites?

The reason why I'm asking your opinion about Internet Marketing product review sites, is because two of my business partners, Anthony Hull and Jason Gazaway, have created a review membership site, where members can get ready made product review articles, mini-sites, videos, squeeze pages, and pre-written, high-converting, email messages to send out, all on the subject of Internet Marketing product reviews.

Sorry if this sounds like a review on a review membership site... and maybe it is one ;-)

It's a fact that review sites (setup by affiliates) give people interested in the product a real-life look at how a product works - without putting on the high-pressure, hyped-up sales tactics they are used to see online.

When people read a "review" from someone they already know and trust, they let their guard down.

They're more easily persuaded to keep reading and finding out about the product that is recommended to them by a trust worthy person. People don’t like being plain “sold” to, but rather being recommended to buy from someone they have a steady relation with.

That's why it's so important to treat your list subscribers and customers like royalty, and keep feeding them high quality information and top advice.

Yes, if you do this, then affiliate review sites are a useful tool to get more product sales.

Below is a chart, showing you how a review site works:

Anyway, if you would like to know how you too can setup your own review sites, or find out more about it, you should go visit this site.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Free Report on how to use PLR content on your blog.

If you're a blogger (or want to be one) and are looking for ways to create more content, traffic and income opportunities for your blog - this free report is going to come in handy.

It's called: "Fire Up Your Blog with PLR Content"

...and it explains 6 attractive benefits to using PLR (private label rights) content with your blogging, 12 creative ideas for using PLR and more.

Here's the instant download link:

Monday, February 02, 2009

Get started with Twitter: Underground Secret Twitter Manifesto Exposed

Just about everyone involved in Internet Marketing has been talking about how they are involved with Twitter in some way. Twitter is becoming a new revolution in the way we do business online… and if you’re not a part of it you’re going to miss out big time.

You can see the top 100 Twitter users and get an idea of how popular Twitter is here: (This is a great site to see what other business owners are doing, and get some new ideas.)

One thing that needs to be straighten up, and that is... Twitter is not a marketing tool, but a "communication" tool, created to send out short messages with other Twitters/followers.

This means that you can not use Twitter to send out your new product/affiliate offers to your followers, this is considered bad Twitter etiquette, like spam is to email marketing.

Now, you don’t have to waste your valuable time making stupid mistakes with Twitter because other marketers have already paved the way on how NOT to use Twitter…

Even if you know anything about Twitter, or you’re really short on time, you can still make these proven Twitter strategies to you work for YOU. Using the simple, step-by step, easy to follow blueprint for Twitter marketing is a true no-brainer and can be used by anyone anytime you want to get traffic.

When you follow these strategies, you’ll see that getting started on the road to making some real money with Twitter is dead simple…

Loaded with insider secrets, shortcuts, tips and how to save hundreds of hours of research to find valuable tools and resources for Twitter, you will get everything you need to drive your marketing to new heights all in one place.

This simply is a MUST READ Ebook that you need to go through, before you explore the unknown power of the Twitter universe: