Internet Marketing Sucks!

You may be using some of our WP themes & plugins and maybe you have watched our WordPress Tutorial Videos. But even if you are now “king” of WordPress – you might still be thinking that…

Internet Marketing Sucks!

Okay I’ll rephrase that a little…

Internet Marketing (for most marketers) sucks!

Why…

According to a recent survey 94% of marketers make $500 OR LESS per month from their online business… (with the majority actually making NOTHING)

That SUCKS!

In the last “Do You Have What it Takes to Get Rich?” post we discussed how two different internet marketers can get vastly different results following the same system… And how an entrepreneurial mindset is the key.

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Do You Have What it Takes to Get Rich?

In the last post “What 90% Don’t Know About WordPress” I told you about our WordPress Video Tutorials. Now there is a curious thing about a training course like that…

You can drop the same money-making system in front of two people.

One person will take the system and go on to amass a huge fortune.

The other person will claim the system doesn’t work – and he might even go broke trying.

I’m not making this up. Look around the marketing forums and you’ll discover people who’ve been trying to make money for years. Then you’ll find others who are brand new to the game and already in profit.

Sometimes these people are using the exact same strategy – yet one fails and one succeeds!

Age has nothing to do with it. Neither does poverty. Or lack of education. Or disability. Or luck.

It all comes down to mindset.

It all comes down to…

Knowing How to Think Like a Rich and Successful Entrepreneur

You can see yourself as an entrepreneur, setting your own hours, being your own boss, enjoying the freedom of being self employed. And you can just imagine what life will be like once you’re a big success and pulling in all that cash.

But hang on. Before you run to the car showroom and test drive your dream car, let me ask you something: Are you cut out to be an entrepreneur? Do you really have what it takes to get rich?

To answer, let’s see how you rate on these five characteristics. Can you / do you:

* Stick with something even when you don’t yet see results? The day you officially start your business will be one of the most exciting days of your life. You’ll probably run on adrenaline for the next several days if not weeks.

But then you come down off your high. And now you’re working the same amount of hours, trying to get your business off the ground, but it’s just not as exciting any more. The worst thing, however, is that you’re not yet seeing results… so you don’t have any tangible rewards to motivate you and keep you moving forward.

Let me ask you this: Can you stick with something even if it doesn’t pay off immediately? If so, this whole entrepreneur thing might be for you.

* Let go of a losing idea? Trust me on this: When you spend days and weeks working on an idea, it will feel like your baby. And really it is, because it certainly is your brainchild.

But what happens if your idea doesn’t work out? What if one particular idea is just dragging down your whole business? Can you let go of it, even though you’re attached to it and still love it? If so, you might make a good entrepreneur.

* Have confidence in your abilities? People are going to doubt you. Some may even laugh at you. If you listen to them, the chances of you enjoying success are slim to none.

Are you confident in your abilities and your idea? If so, then you might make a good entrepreneur.

* Know the value of the products/services you provide? Here’s a big problem: Sometimes beginning entrepreneurs work like dogs for pennies. And a lot of times this happens because they don’t value the solutions they’re offering. The beginning business person thinks, “Gee, I wouldn’t pay that much for this product, so I better keep the price low.”

But you are not your market.  You are not your customer. And if you’re providing a good product or service with a high value to your customers, then you should charge them accordingly. If you’re charging too much, they’ll let you know.

But until then, you need to value the solutions you provide. And if you do value your products or services, then you might be a good entrepreneur.

* Solve problems?  Finally, and this is a big one, are you a problem solver?

Obviously, problem solving comes in handy when you’re an entrepreneur, because the buck stops with you in your business. There’s no boss to solve your problems – you’re the boss. So it’s up to you to uncover and solve problems in your business.

But here’s the bigger reason: You’re in the business of solving your customers’ problems! If you know how to spot and solve other people’s problems, then you might be a good entrepreneur.

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What 90% Don’t Know About WordPress (But Should Know)

As you know we develop and market a lot of cool WordPress plugins & themes. With such a portfolio of WordPress products we of course also answer a lot of support questions daily – and in doing so we discovered an interesting trend…

The majority of the support questions we receive are not actually about our products themselves, rather they are about WordPress is general.

I guess is makes sense – WordPress is massively popular with over 64 millions blogs using the software. It’s free. it’s fairly easy to use and install and the fact that you can use 3rd party plugins and themes makes it insanely flexible.

This means that virtually anyone trying to start an internet business is going to use WP somewhere in their setup. Resulting in a lot of newcomers to WordPress daily and of course some of those find their way to our WordPress plugins & themes too.

Now we are obviously happy to help and answer any support questions we get!

But we also believe that our customers will be much more successful using our products if they know their way around the basic blogging system that powers them.

And in our opinion the best way of learning how to master WordPress is to watch over the shoulders of someone actually doing it, while explaining it all step by step.

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Three Ways to Pocket More Affiliate Cash Starting Today

Previously we have discussed how using our Covert Messenger and Covert Action Bar plugins – or indeed any of our themes and plugins – are some of the most effective ways to generate clicks from your blogs.

Now the purpose of getting your visitors to click on something is of course to make them buy something – and most often that means doing some form of affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is one of the quickest and easiest ways to make money online. That’s because you don’t have to deal with product creation or customer service headaches. All you have to do is recommend products to desperate buyers. Then you sit back and collect your massive paychecks.

But beware: Your affiliate cash can disappear quicker than snow in June if you don’t protect your commissions. Here are the top three ways to start banking more affiliate cash today:

1. Stop using direct affiliate links.

You probably already know that it’ss a good idea to cloak (hide) your affiliate links. Doing so will help ward off the link hijackers who switch in their affiliate ID for yours, and thus steal your commission when they buy the product. It also virtually reduces the number of buyers who “cut off” the affiliate portion of a link and go straight to the sales page (perhaps thinking that doing so will somehow give them a better deal).

But there’s another reason to use direct affiliate links: Namely, because you could end up with hundreds of “dead” links all over the Internet.

You see, if you make a blog post, Tweet about an affiliate product or include your direct affiliate link in an ebook, then what happens if the vendor stops selling that product? You’ll have dead links. Maybe hundreds of them.

If instead you use a redirect link, you can change the redirect link to point from the dead affiliate link to a similar affiliate product in just a minute or two. And in doing so, you could potentially save thousands of dollars in affiliate commissions.

2. Look for these common sales leaks.

If you don’t vet the sales process thoroughly, you may find that the biggest thief is the product vendor! Sometimes the vendor is just a new marketer who doesn’t know any better. Other times, you may find vendors who are deliberately trying to rip you off.

Here are some things to look for:

Google AdSense (or any other ads) on the sales page. Some marketers don’t realize that a sales page shouldn’t have any distractions, and that the only way to leave a sales page should be via the back/close button or the buy button. Other marketers know exactly what they’re doing – you send them traffic for free, and they get the money every time someone clicks on their ads. Either way, avoid these vendors.

Alternative payment options. Another sneaky way product vendors reach into your pocket is by offering multiple payment options on the affiliate landing page. This is only troublesome IF you don’t credit if the customer chooses a different option.

For example, if the vendor uses Clickbank for affiliate tracking, then obviously you won’t get a penny if the vendor encourages customers to call their orders in or use an payment button that is Clickbank integrated.

Customer service reps that send visitors to a new page. Watch out for this sneaky trick: sometimes when a prospect has a question, the customer service rep (or the vendor) sends the customer to a different sales page. End result? You lose the commission!

3. Find out what loopholes the vendor will use to keep your money.

Here’s one last tip: Always read the TOS (terms of service) and affiliate agreement. Sometimes you’ll find outrageous payment thresholds that allows the vendor to legally keep your money until you reach that threshold! Other times the vendor charges a huge “accounting fee” just to cut you your check.

To avoid any of the nasty “surprises” above we highly recommend promoting affiliate products from a reliable network like JVZoo (which is what we use for our own products).

Summary

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Here’s The BEST Time To Send An Email To Your List

In the previous post How To Easily Build A Profitable List From Your Blogs I discussed how you can start building a list of email subscribers from your blog.

In this post we’re going to take a look at how you can make more money from your email marketing campaigns…

And if there’s one thing every email marketer wants to know, it’s the answer to this question: “When is the best time to send an email?” By the time you finish this article, you’ll finally know the answer.

You see, it’s pretty obvious why this question gets asked so often. If we email marketers know when our audience is sitting at their computers, then there’s a better chance that they’ll see our emails. If they see it, they might open it, click on our links, take out their credit cards and buy our stuff.

And so email marketers try to find the “sweet” spot: That point when the recipient’s email inbox is fairly empty, so your email will be easy to spot. Maybe you want to find a time of the day when the recipient has a few minutes to spare. Perhaps you look for a day of the week when it’s likely our subscribers are sitting at their computers.

But for the most part, it’s guesswork. And just guessing the best time to send an email doesn’t put money in your bank accounts.

If you want to be certain about the best time to send an email, then you need to follow this simple two-step system…

Step #1: Find out when most of your readers are online.

Don’t guess! Instead, go to your traffic logs. Find out when your website is the busiest. And in particular, find out when most of the people on your list joined your list. If you can find a pattern where they joined on a particular day and approximate time range, then that is probably the best time to send an email.

TIP: If you have a global audience, then people who sign up for your list on their lunch break in London is a completely different time then those who are joining during lunch time in San Francisco. If you use a service like Aweber, you can segment your list by region, which allows you to more easily send emails to a global audience. Aweber will also allow you to send out your follow up emails only at specific times relative to each individual subscribers time zone (I highly recommend doing this).

Once you’ve determined when most of your audience is online, you can start sending emails out at that time. But don’t forget about Step #2…

Step #2: Track and test your results!

Just because your traffic logs and autoresponder statistics suggest that most people joined on their lunch break doesn’t mean noon is the best time to send an email. Instead, you may find that your list is most responsive late at night, after their home from work and the family is asleep. Or you may find that they’re most responsive to your offers first thing in the morning.

Point is, finding out when your audience is online serves as a starting point. But ultimately, you need to test your list to find out when they’re most responsive. That means creating identical emails, splitting your list, and sending your emails out at different times of the day (and even different days).

In short: Let your subscribers vote with their wallets. Tracking and testing is the only way to know for sure when your list is the most eager to respond to your offer.

Summary

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