Yahoo has a question / answer environment where you can ask questions and post answers. It is called Yahoo Answers. The opportunity available to Internet marketers is that people are asking questions and looking for responses. You can drive highly relevant traffic to your site by setting up an account and responding to questions.
For example, if you have knowledge within the "make money" industry (how appropriate) you could search for people with questions about their finances , job, or ways to make money. You could then drive these people to your website by leaving you URL within the Yahoo Answers description. Not only will you attract the person who generated the original questions, but any onlookers that are looking for information on the same questions.
NOTE : Make sure that you avoid using direct affiliate links as they are frowned upon in this community.
We've tested this technique and for an active question we have received on average 20 clicks per answer that we provided. If you were to spend some time and write 20 answers each day, you could get up to 400 free clicks to your website. In many cases these clicks are going to turn into cash in your pocket !
This is exactly how marketing works. You find a group of people looking for something and you give it to them . As long as the links you provide in your answers provide value to the people who click on them, you are in fact being highly ethical and helping many people out!
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Then you could respond to this question with an idea followed by your affiliate link/website. If you offer value, there is a good chance you will attract interest and conversions through your response.
You can get results for ABSOLUTELY NO COST from Yahoo Answers, but we forewarn you that if you are not willing to offer value within your answers (in addition to your website plug), you are going to get complaints really quick!
Did you know that writing articles can earn you thousands of dollars a month if you are a decent writer ? There are many companies and independent article marketers looking for people to write 500 word articles on various topics. Best of all, they are willing to pay for it. You can easily earn an extra $5-10/article and then use this money towards your advertising campaigns, web hosting, or whatever you choose. If you want to get started with PPC marketing and don't have initial funds this is a great way to build up your budget.
In order to make decent money doing this you only need to squeeze out a couple of articles every day. This can be done in your spare time, but you need to set yourself up with some goals in advance ("I am going to write 3 articles every this week"). This doesn't amount to millions of dollars , but if you write 2-3 articles every day, it can easily amount to over $500/mth. This money can take you a long way within the Internet marketing world.
One of our close friends has a little system they use to earn about $500 USD earch month. Are you ready for it ? They write 2-3 articles everyday during their lunch hour and a couple on the weekend . They do this for people that are looking for articles, as well as for submission to Associated Content.
With a little work, you can have all of this! This is definitely more than we had when we started out Internet marketing with less than $5/day to spend on it. If you write 3 articles per day you will have more than triple this amount to begin your Internet Marketing ventures with.
"There is no excuse that you cannot begin earning income online!"
Other Opportunities !
It does not stop here. There is also opportunity to go far beyond article writing . Many companies (and individuals) are willing to pay people to create video, audio, website, and programs for them. A great place to go to earn money for both article writing and video creation is Associated Content (voices.yahoo.com). This site is the most reliable (at the time of this writing ) and usually pays within a week of writing an article.
Here are some other sites that you can take advantage of and earn funds to drive your online campaigns by doing "side jobs".
Many of you are probably familiar with forums , but not realize the potential for profit that lies within the signature lines and posts in forums. There are several different ways to generate ways to generate income through forums, some of them being obvious, and some not. Many people think that forum marketing is "spamming" forums, but we have news for you. When you "spam" forums you are not forum marketing, you are SPAMMING.
As with any other method of marketing you will become more successful if you offer your audience value. Whether you are talking about dieting, making money online, or model airplanes, there is potential to make profits within a forum environment if you are tactful and tasteful with your marketing techniques
The great part about forums and communicating on them is that it is absolutely free . We cannot emphasize how easy it easy to make forum marketing campaigns profitable and it does not cost you a dime (just a little bit of your time)!
Here are the three best forum marketing techniques that you can use:
Read & Drop - read through posts, and drop a quality response with a relevant product within you signature . With this technique you read through a post in the forum and offer a QUALITY answer without making any reference to the product that you are promoting. If your answer even mentions purchasing or buying something people are going to call you a SPAMMER and you'll get thrown out of the forum. Your signature should have a link to products that you are promoting, and that is the only form of promotion that you can do .
My Free Service - offering a free service such as an e-book or tutorial is a great way to promote a product through the service that you offer . There is nothing wrong with giving something away for free that offers value to the end user. Most forums support people helping one another, but you MUST make sure that your "free service" offers value. Say you were giving away a free book on how to groom your dog. You could include a page within that book and make recommendations (with your affiliate link) on products that will help.
NOTE: This technique is VERY , VERY effective.
Recommend/Bonus - "Sign-up through my affiliate link and I will give you..." People need incentive to sign-up through an affiliate link . If you are not giving them anything other than a recommendation, why should they give you a commission? Give them a supporting document, report, or tool and often people would be more than happy to sign-up through your link. In your forum signature you can have a link that reads something like this "Buy Product X and I'll give you a Free 10 Page Supplementary Report on how to use it".
So where do you find good forums? Well, below we have provided you a list of the top internet marketing related forums. This list was quickly built by doing a simple search within Google. You could go and promote Internet marketing related products to people within these forums.
There are a few different things that you should focus on when creating slow roller campaigns, and the first thing to consider are the keywords that you are using. In order for this technique to be successful, you need to build campaigns containing only highly relevant keywords that contain no less than 3 words. For example, let's use the dog training campaign again. Here is an example ad group that we could create.
-Learn how to train pug , - Learn how to train pug guide , - Guide on pug training , - Pug puppy training guide -Learn how to train my pug, - Training my pug , -Potty training my pug , -House training my pug -Train my pug tricks , - Pug training e-book
Coming up with those 10 keywords took literally 1 minute to do. Double that and you'll be spending 2 minutes a day to think of 20 "Slow Roller" keywords.
Can you spare 2 minutes a day to earn $52,450 ?
Then you could create more relevant ad group containing like keywords:
Train pug To :
-Train my pug to sit , -Potty train my pug , -Train my pug not to bite , -Train pug not to bite -Train put to roll over , -Train pug to hell , -Train pug to use litter box , - Train pug to stop barking -Train pug to stop peeing , -Train pug to stop biting
In just under two minutes we have already created two ad groups with 20 highly relevant, slow-roller keywords. Don't think that the work is done here. In order for you to complete a conversion within any ad group, you need to drive your visitors to a relevant landing page that contains information targeted to the keywords.
If you have the keyword "Train pug to heel" in your ad group, you should have supporting content on your web page that talks about training a pug to heel and products that can be used tor perform this task. If you miss this crucial step and just send all your traffic to a generic page, this technique will not work. Remember, if you are persistent with this technique you can easily create a revenue stream of $52,450 profit, so it is definitely worth the time to create quality campaigns!
Here is a break down of the difference between broad keywords & Slow Roller / Long Tail.
-Learn piano , -Internet Marketing , -Dog training ,-Golf Swing ,-Download Music , -Make Money
Lets take a very broad keyword like piano, and turn it into a "Slow Roller" keyword.
Piano => high traffic => low conversions Learn Piano => High traffic => Average conversions Program to Help Learn Piano => Lower traffic , but high conversions (SLOW ROLLER)
This may come as a huge shock to you. THE CHEAPEST way to receive PPC (Pay-Per-Click) traffic is actually the same way that we achieve super high conversions in the world of Affiliate marketing.
The reason 90% of Internet marketers fail is because they are too concerned with driving a large amount of traffic to their site rather than focusing on driving highly targeted traffic to their pages.
Another important thing to understand is that 90% of the people that are failing are promoting broad, un-targeted keywords. These people are spending much more money per click than the 10% that are highly profitable.
Off the top of our heads, we can think of one of these keywords, "Make Money". That's right! This is one of the keywords that the 90% promote, but do not make a dime from. you are looking at well over $2.00 to obtain top positioning with this keyword, and unless you are making $200/sale and you have an excellent sales page, this will send you to the load shark pretty quick . Trust us, we have seen many new advertisers "lose their shirts" to this exact keyword, and it sent their campaigns (and often times their career in Internet marketing) into the graveyard.
The less competition, the less you are going to pay for traffic under any keyword. This means that if you have an ad displaying under a highly targeted , longer tail keyword like "top internet marketing resource online" , you are going to have limited competition. Also you CPC is going to be low and your ad will achieve a high position within the search results . You may only get 1 click per day with this keyword (where you would have gotten hundreds with term "internet marketing"), but your traffic is highly relevant and your competition is sparse.
This ONE technique is the ONLY thing you need to succeed online. take this technique with you and actually implement it. "Slow Roller Technique" should come to you like a slap in the face...
"Why haven't I been doing this all along?"
The Slow Roller Technique focuses on high relevance in ABUNDANCE . If you can follow these steps you will be able to generate positive ROI and your success is almost inevitable
We all know that broad keywords get lots of traffic. The fact of the matter is that these keywords convert horribly. Unless you are an expert marketer already, this traffic should be avoided. Focusing on Keywords that barely get any traffic can be the key to your success. If you have a keyword that gets only 1 sale/year, do you think that it is a good idea to promote it? Absolutely, and we will show you why.
Broad keywords Conversion Rate (if you are lucky) : 1:100 Highly Relevant (Slow Roller) Keywords, 3+ word phrases Conversion Rate: 1:5-1:15
As you can see, highly relevant , long tail keywords get much better conversions , but might only get 1/1000th of the traffic. Who cares! Making money online is about converting customers, not about traffic . What is better; if you have 1000 Slow Roller Keywords that get one click/day, or one broad keyword that gets 1000 clicks/day?
You may or may not know this already, but the more relevant your keywords get, the cheaper they become (as there is less competition). Not only are you going to be making $1800 more every day with these relevant keywords, your ad spend will be much less than that of the broad keywords. In fact, there is a good chance that the broad keywords will not even be profitable (your ad spend could be higher than your sales).
hat about a group of keywords that only makes one sale/year and only gets 1 click every month? These can't be profitable, can they? If you have enough of them, you can make a fortune online . In fact, you can potentially make more than most doctors make in a year, just using the Slow Roller technique !
Let's say you add 20 keywords each day to your campaigns that are highly relevant . Relevant means that you are sending them to targeted pages including the keywords and supporting content. Do this everyday for a whole year. A lot of work indeed, but those that succeed in life are those that are willing to do what the others are not willing to do. In this case, it will pay off BIG TIME!
20 (keywords)*365 (days in years) = 7300 keywords (after one year)
Well's take a very conservative approach and day that 30% of your keywords convert at least once a year :
Holy CRAP ! After just one year of adding 20 keywords a day to your campaigns, you are earning a gross $54,750/year. Using this technique you will be able to get cheap traffic and will most likely be paying only $0.05-$0.07 per click. Your ad spend is going to be virtually nothing! If you convert at 1 sale for every 15 clicks here's what you would be spending in advertising!
15(clicks) * 2190 (sales) * 0.07 (cpc) = $2,300
Your profit will be : $52,450!
If you think that it is a waste of time to put in this effort to set-up relevant campaigns, then we have just proved you wrong with our Slow Roller Technique. $52,450 profit for just adding 20 targeted keywords to your campaign a day! We took a "low ball" number on this too, assuming that only 30% of all of your keywords will only convert once per year
Note: It is realistic that each keyword will convert on average once per year. Under these circumstances a single keyword will likely convert 5 times through the course of a year, while 4 other may not convert at all. If this was the case you would be earning a whopping $182,500 /year.
People looking for information on a product or service that they may want to purchase are on the lookout for scams . They want to be perfectly sure that they are not going to be purchasing a product that will SCAM them. As marketers, we can take advantage of this hunger for knowledge and use the word SCAM in our ads. Our case studies show that an ad with the word SCAM in our ads . Our case studies show that an ad with the word scam in it obtains a far higher CTR (Click-Through Ratio) than other ads. Of course there is always a time and place to use this technique.
If there is someone else using the "SCAM" technique, don't bother jumping on the bandwagon, just move on to another keyword and write an ad using the technique above. If you can find keywords where people aren't using this technique you can write an ad using the word SCAM in it and send your traffic to a webpage where you tell people why the product is NOT a SCAM .
Here is an example of an ad using the word scam.
Keyword : product keyword
Product Keyword Scam Is Product keyword Just Another Scam? Full Review & Comparison YourDomain.com/Productkeyword
Note: As with all customers, make sure that you create a list of the buyers . People that purchase through you once , are likely to buy from you again! If you keep them updated with new products and information, you will be able to generate many repeat customers!
20 Minutes to Creating An Info Bonus
If you are looking to create an info bonus you can find an abundance of free information at article submissions sites. There is a vast amount of content on these websites that can be replicated if you acknowledge the author of the articles.
Let's say that we are trying to create an information guide on dieting. We can quickly go to one of the many article sites (see list below) and grab 5-10 of the top articles under the dieting or weight loss section.
Now we can bundle up these articles into a PDF document giving credit to the authors. This will take you less time to do than it would to write a single article yourself. This is very time and cost-effective as you are using information that has already been written.
One of the most important aspects of creating an effective bonus is the perceived value of the offer. Another essential component to offering a highly effective bonus is to over-promise and over-deliver. People love to be surprised with more value than they were expecting.
A bonus is anything that you give away for free to entice people to perform an action on your website. This may include a purchase, or an exchange for their contact information. Regardless, offering a bonus will increase conversions and customer interest.
Bonuses are everywhere you look and are used by many of the most successful businesses. Look at a furniture store offer : "Buy a couch and get a big screen TV for Free!" Although they will be losing money by offering a free TV, they will make up for this and more for two reasons . First of all, they will sell more couches. Higher volume sales will equal greater revenue. Secondly, they do not have to put the couch on sale in order to complete the sale. The furniture company is getting full price for the couch which is marked up anywhere from 100-200%
This is an example of a bonus that is a great match to the product being sold and at the end of the day the bonus TV increased the number of couches that were sold. It also sends your customers away feeling more satisfied with their purchase.
An online bonus is much easier to offer than a TV as this the age of "digital information". Instead of giving something away with a tangible value (like a TV), we can give people information or software that will add value to their purchase. This is the easiest and most effective way Internet marketers increase their sale conversions.
A bonus is one of the most powerful tools online. There are many 'smart' marketers that make a fortune giving away bonuses.
Offering a Software Bonus
People tend to see a lot more value in a piece of software or a widget than they do in formation. We are going to show you how to offer a software bonus without having to program a single line of code or spend a dime of your own money. There are thousands of pre-built applications ready for you to give away.
If you are not already familiar with download.com, you should take a second and familiarize yourself with this site. It is a godsend for finding software that you can give away as bonuses.
Say you wanted to offer a bonus with the MP3 Players that you are selling on your website or promoting as an affiliate . There are several free tools at download.com that people can get access to help them with music donwloads and organization . You could download them to your server and give them away as a bonus if someone purchases through your affiliate link or website.
You can also include free trials in you bonus to relevant companies with affiliate programs that would offer a free trial. An example of this would be real.com or iTunes.com. These sites offer a pretty good commission to affiliates that offer a free trial, and this can quickly add an additional revenue stream.
Headlines are one of those things where many people "miss the boat". Having a great headline doesn't mean that the entire first page of your site has to be written in huge block lettering that is centred on a page. An effective headlines is something that is very highly relevant to what the user typed in when they were doing a search .
The purpose of a headline is to build interest in what you have to offer. It has been tested time and time again and the consensus is that a website has approximately 5-10 seconds to grab the attention of a visitor . After that time the user will make a decision whether or not to continue reading the site of hit the back button to search for something more relevant to what they are looking for. A good headline will make the difference between loading a visitor and having them stay on you page.
Effective headlines should tell the story of you website and prelude what you are going to talk about . Here is an example of a headline that you could use when advertising the keyword: "how to correct golf slice".
"Tired of Yelling 'fore' on the Golf Course Due to Your Terrible Golf Slice? Let us Show You How to Correct Your Slice and Literally Shave 10 Shots off Your Handicap, Guaranteed!"
After reading a headline like this your visitors will be enticed to stay on your page and create a visual about your offer without even reading a single word of content. It creates hype, poses a question, and describes what the purpose of the website is . It's basically telling you that if you read further down the page you are going to learn how to fix that nasty golf slice and shave 10 shots off your golf score. Someone who does a search for "how to correct golf slice" is going to be highly interested in a headline like this and they will likely make a decision to stay on your page to read further.
While doing a search for "correct golf slice" we found web pages with the following headlines:
"Golf Training and Review" "Welcome to Website Name "
These are the kinds of websites that people leave within the first 5 seconds of being on the page. Don't let yourself fall trap to a boring, non-informative headline. It well kill your website conversions and drastically lower the amount of people who take the time to read your webpage. This is just one simple change you can make to your site to beat out the competition.