You know what I hate…. The people that find out I have an online business then they harass the shit out of me on social media trying to sell me their stuff.
Or even worse – find out my phone number and harass me on the phone with guaranteed ways I can rank #1 on Google, or some shit like that
The perfect term for them – Bottom Feeders.
I must admit I’ve fallen for some of their tricks in the past – BUT NO MORE.
The best principle is the KISS principle.
You want to succeed online you just need a few things:
1. A lead Capture Page
You need a place where you can get the email addresses of people that are interested in your offer. So you need to have a web page that people can add their email address in so you can email them about your offer.
You may be associated with a company that provides you with a capture page. They are a great place to start, however thousands of other people use the exact same page so likely that people have seen that page in the past.
By using a custom capture pages you can brand yourself or set up many different custom landing pages to suit different target markets & really increase your opt-in rate.
There are many different companies that provide this service, its worth while looking around for the one that will suit your needs the best.
I choose to use LeadPages.net they offer a great service, have awesome templates, easy to set up pages & you can split test your pages.
2. Lead / Email Manager
So now you have a page to collect your leads, now you need a place to keep them & a way to manage them & broadcast newsletters & create autoresponders.
I have been involved with a company in the past that insisted that everybody use the companies own private lead manager. Problem with this is generally you cannot customize the emails & can’t send out your own personal broadcasts, which later on I found out to be a crucial part in generating sales.
You need to break free from being told what to email to your list & when to send it.
There are some really good companies out there that all they do is manage emails, mostly they are not very expensive & have some really good options.
I choose to use GetResponse. They are pretty much a one stop shop for Email Management. They have so many different options its really hard to list them all here, so simply head to their website and find out all about them by clicking here.
3. Link Tracking Tool
Its really important to be able to find out what works & what doesn’t.
I’ve stuffed around with different URL shorteners & all kinds of different things to try and track my links.
I honestly didn’t do much shopping around – I was shown a site called ClickMagick and as soon as I saw it I was sold on it – It does everything I really want – it shortens long URL’s, tracks all my clicks, it can mask URL’s, you can have different subID’s, plus has awesome popups & magic bars. You can track your sales funnels, split test capture pages, add your own domain & so much more.
I use this everyday & its bloody cheap.
4. A Blog
A blog is your home on the Internet.
A place to add new content and to drive traffic to.
This is a must have for any Internet Marketer – or really any business that wants a presence online.
Seriously don’t run with a free site – I know plenty of people that have lost data or have had their accounts shut down by promoting something that somebody flagged.
The best way is to pay for a hosted blog.
There are plenty of different places you can get a blog.
I choose Kalatu – thats what this page is on. Its a blog platform that is specifically designed for marketers & its actually made and run by marketers. As far as I’m concerned its the best option.
Check it out and join the 21 day Blogging Challenge – click here.
5. Something to promote
After working out all that stuff I’ve mentioned above, you may already have something, but you need to actually have something to promote so you can make some money!
There are literally thousands of different things to promote online. Best thing to do is to find something that you resonate with.
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So that’s all you really need to get online and make money.
Don’t fall for the people that friend you on Facebook or Skype and within minutes hit you up with their latest greatest way to do something. Honestly I can’t think of a worse way to market.
I just got hit up the other day, a guy messaged me on Facebook and asked for me to add him as a friend – that immediately threw up red flags, but anyway I added him, next thing i know he was messaging me and so quickly jumped all over me pitching me with his great way to beat the system.
Just be bloody careful. Stop and think for a second before you make a quick emotional purchase if they are cold pitching to you.