How to generate leads for your business

A simple strategy to attract more buyers for your business.  If you have a business or starting one then you know that it is important to have the ability to attract qualified leads on a consistent basis for your business.

 NO LEADS EQUALS NO PROFIT STREAMS

 Effective marketing does not have to break your bank nor does it have to be rocket science.  Let me ask you a question. Why would people want to sign up to your list. What’s the reason that would make them do so?

 ITS PROVIDING VALUE TO YOUR AUDIENCE

 Marketing has changed. Old method of money driven economy is no longer valid. We live in a world of empathy. People are looking for value, authenticity, uniqueness and trust.  When we provide value, we equally attract leads we want to do business with.

Your tip today for effective lead generation is to position yourself as an authentic leader in your industry. How do you become that?

Well! Provide valuable tips and content to your audience related to your business. Providing value builds your reputation. Your audience starts building trust, they start liking you and your tips. And guess what they want to learn more about you, your products and services. They want to know how you can help them.

 BAM! You just made a lead. Isn’t it awesome.

 I hope you get the point. Provide value, give away free gifts, tips and videos.. Your audience will love you for doing so. This is called empathy driven economy. Providing value first and then making sales.

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3 Ways to Get Noticed with Internet Marketing

Learn these 3 Ways to Get Noticed with Internet Marketing.  In order to promote or sell something online, first you must get yourself noticed. Here are some internet marketing tips that will help you get noticed so you can start making some profit.

Start Blogging

You can start building rapport and credibility as an expert by blogging about your skills, experience or passion. WordPress.org platform is the best known blogging tool out there. By building a blog on a targeted niche, you will be able to attract targeted audiences to your blog. People love to read about good stuff and through blogging you can attract people that are interested in your topic.

 Submitting Articles to other blogs

Another way of creating your online presence is by writing blog posts as a guest. If you don’t have a blog and would just like to promote your product then you can add a link to your author resource box linking back to your website in the articles that you submit to other blogs.

Writing for other blogs is not that easy and you would not want to submit to low ranked blogs. It is best to do some research and look for high authority blogs with a good PR.

But getting accepted in high authority blogs is another challenge. You can always contact the owner of the blog and submit an article for review. If the article is of good quality, then the owner will publish the article on their blog. Don’t make your article a sales pitch but rather give them good content that will educate your readers. Build curiosity to get them to click that link in the resource box.

 Set up link exchanges with other websites

Building back links is very important for any website/blog. You can contact other websites related to your niche topic and set up link exchanges with them.

The more links you set up the better you will get recognized by the Search Engines. The drawback of this technique is that not all websites agree to do exchange links, especially if your blog/website is new. Obviously, they would like to get also good link juice back to their sites. Everyone is looking for high ranking sites.

My advice would be to start with websites that are in the same level as you are and then gradually scale it up to the next level.

 Commenting on Popular Blogs

Yet another method highly used by internet marketers is commenting on popular blogs. Commenting is an excellent method for leaving a link back to your site.

Many bloggers will delete your comment if it is not relevant to the article. It is best to leave a good comment relating to the article if you don’t want your comment to reach the trash or spam folder. If they like what you write then your comment will get accepted thus generating for you a good back link to your blog.

I receive tons of spam comments daily, luckily my Akismet plugin takes care of it by sorting the comments as spam. I only approve comments that I feel is relevant to the topic.

You can get hold of the Akismet plugin direct from WP dashboard (when you install a new wordpress blog, plugin is already installed). In order to activate the plugin you have to open up a free account at WordPress.com, then insert the api key that they provide in the Askimet setting.

Be aware that there are number of SEO guys out there working for you to get back links for your blog. If you have a blog then you will notice that many of these just comment to get a link back to their sites. Don’t be like them or your comment will get deleted.

 Conclusion

These are some of the methods I use to get myself noticed. The method the most used by me is commenting. And I can really see the results when I look into the stats. As I am in the blogging industry, I write comments on various blogging sites. The stats do not lie when I see how many of these sites have referred my blog. People are curious and when they see your comments they will visit your website. Honestly I do the same myself.

So do apply these methods and get yourself known to the world. Apply them consistently and you will see the results coming in gradually.

If you like what I post then please do leave me a comment, I would appreciate it if you can share with your friends on Facebook and twitter also.

Why Do We Fail To Succeed In Making Money Opportunity Online

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The mere fact of finding a making money opportunity online is not sufficient enough to earn money fast or have a profitable marketing business from home. We have to find out how to make this idea work out for us, how it can make us money.

The magic power of internet can bring you financial freedom and I suppose if you are fed up of your 9-5 job then turning toward internet can be the best choice you would ever make to finally free yourself and do the things that you always dreamt of doing.

But let’s stop dreaming as there are some fundamental things that are required even before you think of becoming rich. There is no such thing as get rich quick. No matter what background you are coming from you need to know something about internet. You need to follow courses to master the various techniques required to launch a profitable online business.

Things that you should really look at:

  • How to earn money online : There are various methods, affiliate marketing, opening up an e-store, blogging, article marketing, email marketing, etc.
  • What are my traffic generation and list building methods? Do I use free methods or paid advertising to generate traffic?
  • What am I actually promoting? Other peoples product or my own product
  • Who do I target?
  • What is my market?

Have you ever considered these factors? Starting an online business can be the easiest thing to do as very low cost and if properly applied, you can earn money fast. As usual there is always a big BUT. How and where do I start?

Every business success lies on the efforts that you put into it. The more devoted and motivated you are in achieving your goals, the quicker you will be able to accomplish them. But it takes time and effort, and this is what many lack. All these rumors about making tons of money in the next 30 to 90 days have upset many newbies. Seeing only failure have made them jump from one program to another, time after time, spending thousands in the hope of achieving that financial freedom.

Then there is procrastination. How many times have you bought a product and never looked at it or did not have the time to do it, always putting it aside for another day. Procrastination can be your worst enemy for online business success

The promise of the hidden treasure seems so close yet they are never achievable. Needless to say, that no one ever told us that to make any business profitable we have to keep trying consistently over and over again and only with one method/program.

There is an old saying, that I sure your have heard of. Try, Try, Try Again Until You Succeed”. I have learnt this in school and my main motivation is based on these simple but very effective words. It has kept me moving forward towards my goals.

Many who start as a newbie with online business face common failures of lack of ideas for a business. It is nothing uncommon, so many competition and so many markets but to find the ones that are making money opportunity can be very daunting.

We don’t want to start with a market where you are just a small fisherman in a big ocean with a variety of fish neither do we want to start in a pond with multitude of fishermen catching the same fish. What we are looking for is the exact kind of fish that we want to catch in a place where it is unknown to the other fishermen.

That is where micro-niche market comes in.

It is important to have the combination of two factors that are important for success

a) To have a market with a high demand and

b) To be in a market where there is low competition.

To sum up the two, we need to find a market where there is reasonably good level of demand and with very low competition.

But to come to a stage where we can identify these factors, it takes time. You have to be persuasive, consistent, motivated and devoted to your business. Then, you develop your skills with practice and experience. The more you put your heart and soul to it, the more you will find it exciting and a great desire to succeed.

There is a learning curve which we don’t want to accept and are always looking for the next golden opportunity.

So my final advice to you: stick to whatever method/program you are working on and try it once, twice, ten times before you say STOP it will not work for me.

Remember one thing nothing is easy in life but if we are motivated and passionate about it, then it can be ACHIEVED.

Marketing Business From Home – Is It Really Possible?

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Thousands are looking for starting a marketing business from home for various reasons. What could be the cause that interest people to look for Making Money Opportunity?

There are various factors which actually dictates the circumstances the person finds himself in. Many are Seeking for some extra revenu to pay their bills, Many are seeking to live a better life, some want to provide a high quality education for their children while others may be disgusted with their day job and are looking for getting out of this frustration.

Current recession period has made it hard for many to pay their monthly bills and mortgage repayments. Many have taken up extra jobs to meet their daily expenses. Obviously, this will have negative impact on the stardard of living and also physical and emotional well being of the person. It is ONE out of many reasons why people turn towards the Internet for additional home income opportunities. The choice is easily understood – either second income opportunity or quit definitively their day jobs.

Marketing Business From Home –  Is It Really Possible?

It  depends on how you actually interpret Make Money Opportunities.

For some it can be only a dream. Why? because if you believe that you can become rich by Make Money Opportunities as a total newbie within 30 or 90 days then you will be disappointed.Very few people have succeeded (hardly 1%), so what about the 99% who are still here on the Internet. I am not saying these programs don’t work, the guys who have created these programs have tested and tried before putting it to the market . They work well for them. Then why we don’t succeed because when we don’t see results  in a few months, we get frustrated and jump over to another program. We don’t stick to the same program and do not work consistently. We don’t try to test it to the full extent. We lack focus. You need to create your business mindset.

A durable business takes time to build up and as the time goes by, you build momentum, skills and knowledge which creates for you a successful online business that will continue to build income for you. I am not saying that what they are promoting is wrong. Obviously, it works for them as they know the system but for you as a newbie venturing in these methods will only bring you disappointment as there is a learning curve. It takes time to understand and master any new technique. You should also overcome Procrastination.

Yes it is possible to start a successful online business and overtime make it profitable which can make you a good amount of money. And of course, oneday you will be able to  fully concentrate on your online marketing business from the comfort of your home.

But before you start dreaming, there is a requirement for gathering  some fundamental knowledge for starting a Marketing Business from Home, you have to master some indispensable fundamental skills, knowledge and techniques. Without proper understanding of these concepts, you will find failure and will become desperate to do anything to succeed and that is where you fail. Fear and frustration are killers for business failures.

There is no panic but if you are desperate and want to earn quick money then this website is not for you. Sorry to say that but take from my experience, you don’t become rich in a day, I would rather buy a lotto ticket and try out my luck. I am a firm believer of durable business relationship and long term business success.

What are your thoughts about this?

Factors That Prevent People From Starting An Online Business

Is starting a Online Business difficult? Not really. With a computer and high speed Internet access, the potential for anyone to make money online is virtually limitless. In fact it depends on what type of income you really want to generate. There are many who are just looking for some extra income and while others would like to make it a full time employment from the comfort of their home. What makes it difficult for someone to take that step forward and start? Here are some questions people have asked me and these should not put you down from starting a home based business.

1. Do I have to be a salesperson?

No not at all. The time has changed and on the internet sales pitch work very rarely now-a-days. The business on the internet has taken a different turn now. People will buy from you if they KNOW, LIKE and TRUST you. This follows a principle of attraction marketing. People are attracted towards you because you provide them value and they start liking and trusting you. You prove yourself to be a leader in your field and that is what in the long run generates a potential residual income for you. You have to think of your business as a long term investment.

2. What value can I provide or?

Well, I presume you do possess some qualities. Look into yourself. I am sure you have achieved professional experience, you must have some hobbies that you can share and communicate to your readers. There is a vast variety of opportunities on the internet and things that you can promote or sell. For example, you love gardening, don’t you think you could position yourself as a leader in the field of gardening and give them your valuable knowledge in gardening. There are a lot of products you can get from places like clickbank, paydotcom which you can be an affiliate and earn money from it.

There are many network marketing companies who provide valuable products to sell. Do some research on the internet and you may find the product which is of your taste and for which you will be able to bring value to your customers.

3. How do I promote?

That question is tricky but not hard to achieve. There are hundreds of ways of promoting your products or your website and attract visitors and make tons of money online. Some apply free traffic generations techniques like article marketing, social marketing, forum marketing…, which is a bit slower but very effective if you apply consistently while others use paid traffic generation techniques which can bring you rapid results. But if you are new to the internet then free methods can bring you good results and I would advice you to avoid the paid techniques as a mistake could be very costly for you.

4. How much time do I have to spend to earn money?

Honestly, it depends totally on your time availability. You have to find time for your online business. You could spend 2 hours a day and earn a decent income on the internet but to do that you need to follow a system and be consistent on a daily basis. Think of your business as a business and not as a hobby. Don’t fall into the get rich quick scams. I am a believer in the slow and steady wins the race and if you keep trying I am sure you can succeed.

5. I am not Internet Savvy?

Everybody is a beginner. It is not hard there are many companies out there who teach you how to market and brand yourself on the internet. If you want to really succeed on the internet, then you need to have some fundamental training and for that you have to spend some money. Personal development is very important. Imagine how many years would a doctor, an engineer or an accountant, have to study before they can practice their profession. Online business is the same, you don’t have to spend years but you do need some basic training to get yourself up and running.

If you’re new to being an entrepreneur, you probably need training. Look for a company that offers the tools and training you need in order to succeed. The type of training you receive can encompass everything from weekly conference calls or webinars (Internet-based seminars), to one-on-one coaching from your upline, to training manuals and other written materials.

Affiliate Marketing Opt-in List in 3 Simple Steps

The hardest part of any business building is creating a huge email list. It is one of the fundamentals of Email Marketing Campaigns. Many marketers have failed to achieve success because they do not possess a proper mailing list. List building is an art which takes some time to master.

Here is a Story of a Super Affiliates. His name is Ewen Chia. He is well reputed for his techniques of list building. When it comes to list building no one can match his success online. And when he promotes a product he does not go searching for subscribers because it is a continual process. People just love his training course. One little email campaign loaded in his auto-responder and the sales just explode. So how does he build it. Well, he uses various techniques himself, three of which that I learned from him will be covered here below.

You finally realize that to promote your business as an affiliate marketer you have to build a solid base of subscribers. Hey! 100 or 200 subscribers will not bring you sales. Out of these 200 subscribers, may be 50 will read your email if it is interesting. And out of these 50, few may click on your affiliate link and 1 or 2 may actually buy through you.  So what is your final score 1%.

Unless you have a high end product that brings you a huge commission, your email marketing campaign is not worth the effort you are putting. Imagine the time you would spend to write a good email that will force your readers to click on that affiliate link and VOILA! Here comes the profit.

I suppose you have read countless articles and sought expert advices and have read many success stories of people creating a small fortune with opt-in lists, you finally decide to have one of your own. Then it happens, you think you have known everything there is to know about opt-in lists and have followed their advices from A-Z and you still weren’t able to make a profit.

In fact, you may be losing money. You may be hiring writers to help you out, or there are some expenses incurred, even if you have a big list, but only a very small percentage actually buys from you, you’re still losing profit. You’ll realize that after a few months when you see your statistics and sales figures.

So what could have gone wrong? Why have others succeeded where you have failed? The most common mistake is that you jumped straight away on the occasion. You chose a topic where you think could be quite popular and would earn you money. It actually does not work like that. Just because you wrote to people from the list doesn’t mean they are going to buy instantly.

Here are some tips that will help you get better results for your list building strategies.

1. A Good Squeeze Page

You need a good lead capture page sometimes also called squeeze page. Not many are html savvy. It takes a lot of patience and time to get a good squeeze page up and running.

Here is a free membership site where you can create squeeze pages and use them. The advantage of this site is that you don’t have to buy a domain to use the squeeze page. You can create multiple capture pages with it.

Now it is your duty to promote this squeeze page to get leads. If you have a Twitter account then you can blast different messages with your opt-in page link.

Join forums based on your niche or product you are selling. Go to Google and do a search. Join the forums and join the discussions and add the link in your signature with a catchy sentence. Like say for example “Hey! Grab this latest report on Advanced SEO, Limited time only”

2. A Blog

Create a blog and post various articles related to your product or niche. Educate them and give them information relevant to your product. More they come and visit your blog, better will be the temptation of finally clicking on that link and seizing a sale. Second advantage, you get ranked by the search engines.

Writing articles will get traffic but your objective is to get these readers into your mailing list. Aha! So how do I do it. Well, create a catchy image with an offer to download a free report or product etc..

Make sure it is put in a place where it will be visible as soon as they come to your blog. That is the first thing that should catch their eyes on the site.

3) Participate in Joint Venture Free Giveaways.

This is a good way of getting free subscribers. So does this work? You may want to watch the video I made recently at Free List Building Strategy With Joint Venture GiveAways and the JV Event Page.

There are many ongoing Joint Venture Giveaways all year round. Basically, you participate as a Contributor and you add a product depending on the event.

You need to have three things.

  • A squeeze page link
  • A download page link
  • The image of the product you are giving away.

If you do not know how to create an html page, there is no panic. Just go to Instant squeeze page creator. You can easily get a squeeze page done in 6 steps and it only takes 2 minutes. Make sure to save the image of the product you want to give away on your pc. As you will need it even for your blog.

Here is what I created in 2 minutes. This is the squeeze page link

(N.B. This is just an example to demonstrate how it works, the product download is not attached to this example).

I personally use Send Button profits. It is a paid membership site. This membership site is exceptional. It offers various services among which are opt-in templates. Not only I get 10-15 different pre-made opt-in templates in various niche markets but also the emails that go with it for selling affiliate products related to the squeeze page you are promoting. This saves me the headache of creating email campaigns to follow. Plus twitter messages and training videos.  I can even download the products and put in my personal affiliate links for more sales.

Unfortunately, Send Button Profits is closed for new members but I would advise you to register your email address with them. If it re-opens to the public you could be the 1st ones to learn about it. It is one of those services you would not want to miss.

Well my friends, that’s it for today. More yet to come.. So be on the lookout for those hidden treasures.