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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Giveaway 2010 - Download over 300 Gifts

Guido Nussbaum and Brad Smith's Easter Giveaway 2010 just launched today and you can sign up for FREE and access almost 350 free gifts worth thousands of dollars $$$.

Sign up for FREE Here

I've just finished browsing through some of these gifts and I have to say, I'm pretty impressed with the quality. The gifts range from short reports and EBooks through to Graphics, WordPress Themes and even Audio and Video recordings. Some of the downloads even come with master resale rights or private label rights.

Whether you are a newbie looking to start your own online business, or you're a more experienced internet marketer the Easter Giveaway 2010 will have something for you.

Here's how it works:

1) Sign up for FREE Account Here

2) If you plan on downloading a lot of gifts you may want to upgrade. Upgraded members can download an unlimited number of gifts without having to subscribe to any of the contributer's mailing lists. If you are serious about your business, consider upgrading.

3) Once you have created your account, login and take a look at the gifts. The giveaway will stay open for two weeks, so make sure you have downloaded everything you want by 13th April!

4) Finally, you may want to refer a few friends or prospects to this event

This is one of the biggest giveaway events of the year, so don't miss it!

Oh, and have a wonderful Easter :-)


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Thursday, March 25, 2010

What is Stopping You From Achieving Greater Affiliate Marketing Success?

There are many reasons why people do not reach the affiliate marketing success level they expect. There also aren't many people who don't wish that they'd done some things differently in their business.

The key is to understand what's holding you back or the mistakes you made and then overcome them. The best way to learn is from mistakes but often you don't have much time to lose.

With affiliate marketing there are a myriad of mistakes that many people make:

They never build their own list of customers This critical mistake is what limits them from developing and maintaining a list of future buyers.

They don't backlink promotions to their own website or landing page. Instead they link directly to the affiliate program. This stops them from ever knowing how many potential customers they touched and even more importantly, who they were.

They fail to build the all-important relationship before attempting to sell. Affiliate marketing 101 (and salesmanship 101) states that you really have to present yourself as more than just someone trying to make a sale.

They don't diversify their products or networks. Don't put all your eggs in the one basket. Within your own niche you should offer a variety of items that encourage people to build relationships with you and also solve their needs. Think back to any door-to-door salesperson that you ended up buying from in the past. If they solved a problem for you were you more likely to purchase the product? It is no different on the Internet with affiliate marketing.

People like to buy from someone who appears to have their customer's best interest at heart. If you can present yourself as an expert in your niche and someone that customer's can trust, you can gain those customers for life.

They fail to keep in touch continuously with the customers. With so many options on the internet you can't expect customers to automatically come to you. You have to make it easy for them to buy from you.

That is why one of the top ways to become a successful affiliate marketer is to constantly promote to your list via an auto responder. Setting up an email marketing campaign through a autoresponder is the best way to keep in touch with your customers for future sales.

Learn more about how to build an email list here.


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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Review of JV Giveaway Tactics EBook

In my previous post I talked about building your list using JV Giveaway Events and I received quite a few emails asking me questions about giveaway events.

I've managed to find an excellent EBook called JV Giveaway Tactics by Jerry Iannucci, that explains pretty much everything you need to know about Joint Giveaway Events. The good news is, this EBook can be downloaded for FREE.

Here's a quick Review of the JV Giveaway Tactics EBook:

Summary - This EBook is a great introduction to building your list using JV Giveaway Events. It is 32 pages long and covers everything from list building basics, to creating lead capture pages, thank you pages and download pages, registering for your first giveaway event, how to submit your gift and whether or not it is worth upgrading in these events or not.

The book is easy to read and doesn't require any detailed knowledge of internet marketing to understand.

The author starts by explaining what a JV Giveaway event is and what the benefits are, then goes on to discuss how to choose a giveaway event to join and the benefits of joining early versus joining later. For the benefit of those people who don't have a gift to giveaway he then goes on to cover how to get a gift and how to setup a good lead capture page and create thank you and download pages. For the non techie people there are various options for creating these pages without getting involved in writing HTML.

Verdict - overall a very thorough book on JV Giveaways. It is targeted more at internet marketers who are new to giveaway events, but even if you have done a few events before, you will also benefit from some of the tips inside the book.

Cost - FREE

Download Link - JV Giveaway Tactics

Other Info - You can also brand this book with your affiliate IDs for a fee and give it away to others.

If you are new to JV Giveaway events or looking for ways to be more successful with them I highly recommend downloading this book and then registering for one of the upcoming JV Giveaway Events.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Build Your List with Free JV Giveaway Events

If there is one thing that I have learned in my years of marketing online (especially recently), it is the importance of building a list.

Whether you are new to online marketing or if you have been at it for a while, you should spend a good proportion of your time focusing on list building.

One of the best ways to build a list fast is by using JV Giveaway Events.

Giveaway events allow you to gain new subscribers to your list in exchange for offering a free gift such as an EBook or a report.

All you need to do is sign up for the JV Giveaway event of your choice, confirm your email address and then add a gift.

For a list of all the latest giveaway events and some tips on where to find free gifts to offer, visit my JV Giveaway Events page.

The first time you do this it will probably take you around 30 minutes to an hour, but after you have done one giveaway event you should be able to register for an event and setup your gift in 15 minutes or less.

I've gained as much as 300 subscribers in a single event before, so it is well worth the small amount of effort!


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Sunday, March 14, 2010

5 Reasons For Using Twitter to Market your Business

Every so often something comes along that takes the Internet by storm. Right now one of the hottest forms of social marketing is Twitter. Here are 5 reasons why you should be using Twitter to market your business.

1. Developing a large list of followers gives you a market that you might not otherwise have had. There are millions of members on Twitter right now that you can follow and hopefully gain as followers yourself.

The numbers alone suggest that marketing online this way will create traffic and potential business you might not have otherwise had. Politicians such as John McCain and President Obama already understand the advantage of Twitter and have hundreds of thousands of followers. This alone should tell you that the possibilities for your business are astronomical.

2. Starting conversations on Twitter is extremely easy to do. Every update you make is similar to a micro-blog post and is known as Tweeting. You can get instantaneous feedback and create conversations very quickly this way. This is where the social networking aspect really comes into play. You will meet people that you otherwise never would have known and develop personal relationships with them.

There is a strategy to doing this correctly. You do not want to constantly be promoting products and sound like you're advertising. Just as email marketing and discussion forums do not allow spamming neither does Twitter.

However by participating on a regular basis you can include product updates, useful information, blog posts, and so on to update your followers on what is going on with you. By doing it this way you avoid sounding like you're advertising and you can market as well.

3. You can generate interest in things that are going on in your business by asking questions. This allows you to get the conversation going and easily increase the number of updates you are making. Major corporations are finding they can generate interest for their products on Twitter and so can you as a small Internet business owner.

4. Marketing online can be expensive but not so with Twitter. This is free and the only cost to you is the time it takes to participate in it.

5. Not only is Twitter free, but it can aslo be fun. It can almost become addictive so you need to be conscious that you are not wasting your valuable time, but you are using it to benefit your business.

These were just 5 reasons for using Twitter to market your business. There are certainly many more but getting started and learning more about it will help you find out what those are.

Click here to follow me on Twitter.


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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Cashcrate Birthday Month - Earn some Extra Cash

I just wanted to let you know that Cashcrate, my favorite no cost business opportunity is celebrating its birthday this month.

Cashcrate doesn't cost anything to join (ever) and although it is by no means my biggest earner, the fact that I can earn a few hundred dollars every month from a program that costs absolutely nothing and takes very little of my time means that it is one of my top recommendations.

In the month of March they are offering bigger referral bonus commissions and a chance to win prizes for everyone who participates.

There are two ways to earn with CashCrate:

1) By completing short offers and surveys (usually only available to people who live in the USA, Canada, UK & Australia)

2) By referring other people (available to everyone regardless of where they live).

You can join for free and be earning within the next hour: