Having a website or websites that function in a way that gives the correct options available. Without all the fuss of having to spend lots of money to setup with all the necessary components and scripts thats maximise your efforts.
Throughout todays search I have found firstly paid promoted options which on further research and combing through information already on my hard drive compiled over seven years I have managed to come up with great solutions, options, scripts, tracking tips and promotional options.
Time is very important, I value my time however over the years I have found myself on a similar search spree. This has gone on for eight years and has sadly lacked in a lot of action. Along the way I have bumped into some really trust worthy business people, websites (many are still live today).
Over the years similar questions come up about having an online business presence that is compatible enough to call a business. Registering this business along with justifying means through monetisation however has sadly lacked.
I can only imagine this has effected trust in myself however the great thing is I have not broken anyones trust, perhaps this is why I still have what I call these amazing friends who are successful around the world.
Most of these people always ask Rob when are you going to do something worthwhile, that has an impact on loads of people. What they basically mean is when are you going to reschedule and use a similar system every other online marketer uses.
As simple or as technical as this maybe the basic duplicatable blueprint regardless of what it is needs a few things, which I consistently think of and have searched for to swerve any unnecessary payments and confusing parts of the puzzle that folks have a say there conversions were far greater thanks to having these parts on hand to both add, test and see the results.
Today has been one of those days for me, my hope is that this curiosity does not go to waste.
It starts in a number of different ways, usually someone sends me an email, the email takes me to an offer page, option page or sales video with a timed pop up big orange button that springs up below.
So lets start with todays email auto responder research which has come up the most, time and time again I have been looking at the options, the extras that come with them, the free versions and the problems I have experienced with all of these along the way and yes before I go on to much every free auto responder I have used regardless of how effective the email was, or confirmation of subscription was to the more complicated side of unguided setting these things up.
That was then and this is now, please do not waste your time on this research yourself, these patterns will only slow you down. So find a Autoresponder you like. The boys at the top with the biggest budgets are using something bigger than auto responders and the cost of this is three figures (in $) per month. One good example is Infusion soft (which I included in a Youtube video looking briefly at auto responders) and another one which has come up recently is OmniPort, Frank Kerns used this for a bit and Super affiliate Charles Kirkland.
Most people however use two or three auto responders, obviously they choose one for list building, some even create their own auto responders, rebranding them, renaming and then using as part of their affiliate marketing based program. I think you will find they are just the same price as Aweber, the only difference maybe is that you get the added support from the rebranding.
This sort of rebranding is done by purchasing PLR rights which give them the ability to tailor make the same tool, there are lots of products out there, lots of people talk about these sorts of things on the Warrior Forum. Interestingly this week it seems the Warrior Forum has announced they have sold the site to a top company, these sorts of ventures happen a lot.
Tip that you know and should remember when creating, buying or engaging as such, most businesses are made to raise IPO then sell to someone else. So no one service lasts forever.
What does this mean (without going to much on a tangent here)? Well growth is something that should come to mind, after all and here is another cliche is you are not growing then you are just covering overheads. And I can guarantee if you are not changing your continuity program it all will come stale, folks will not pay monthly subscriptions for stuff they already know.
Magazines are great ways of keeping outsiders aware of any changes, this is just one example of creating growth in a continuity program. Sorry for stating the obvious, I just want to make a point to you and me about this one point. Issu and other places like that are good places free where you can host your really cool PDF magazines. Magazines used to be really popular they still are, a waiting room is simply not a waiting room without a few cool magazines and the side somewhere for people to glance at whilst waiting for a service.
Stop. Back to todays research I have a lot of important stuff to cover ( I have a feeling this will not be the first time I have to stop myself in flow of writing) to avoid confusion I will go back and lighten the colour of the text of any background information and noise).
We were talking about marketing tools in this example auto responders. If I seem a little emotional I apologise, years of trying out these things have left me a bit wounded. Yes I have always been very grateful but I have constantly come to to many instances of being stuck during and after setting these things up, hence this entry.
Auto responder at my price range other than creating a really cool database with all the forms and SQL data knowledge to setup tables and understand what goes where, where to retrieve it, how to segment, add to various styles of page, from HTML simple squeeze pages, using paid software, WordPress sites, shopping cart options to you name it I have been confused by it as I am sure you have too.
So here it is in front of me I have open a heap of pages, one of them is an auto responder, it gives great videos showing on whats possible, how it can do more than just send emails direct to inbox, how they host and archive these blasts of promotional info and to where they can automatically pst out too. In so doing I sure you agree there is a likely chance of growth. That auto responder is Get Response, more and more people are using it and I can see why however the page I have open with the helpful videos is actually called Get Response 360 and unusually the link is Comlev.com. I will leave the rest up to you to take a look.
So now back to my thoughts for the day from the heap of information I have dug up again. Here I will oscillate between new pages open on Chrome and the wonderful abundance of back up information I found on the hard drive.
First let me list them in no specific order other than it covers what I said in the beginning of this entry.
Social sharing, its April 2014 times have changed social sharing buttons have changed. Some of you may know I use and have best knowledge of blogging on Bloggers (Google) or more importantly hosted on free hosting WordPress.
Lets stick with hosted, its a lot easier, with a lot more options, your on your own lacking in the added community promotional bonuses but you have much more aesthetic options when it comes to social media gimmicks and impressing your friends like the mainstream businesses do.
So rather than waste your time I will just give you the link to the plugin for WordPress I suspect you need.
Use this is you are using a newer responsive template. From HTML 5, Boiler plate to big ass news based websites this is the plugin you are looking for. It took be a bit of rooting about a bit, has done for weeks, sending me to places like Github that I be honest in seven years or so using I have not got 100% confidence in using and found. Here is the link: So far it has a really low rating but its new and it looks just like the big ass social sharing buttons you have been looking for It is called Ridiculously Responsive Social Sharing Buttons.
I have just added it to my website and you can take a look at that here:
At the time of writing this there has been another WordPress update so if you have a Wordress site be sure to login and update the framework, because they now have drag and drop facilities, exciting updates to the editor and other new updates too.
Be cautious though if you have a specially designed template like many of you do and are not the designer or not sure if you template is compatible with the new framework best leave it be. Any updates can really mess things up.
On the plugin side its not so bad.
However I did notice one update this year that bugged me and I think has happened a few times and that is with the All In One Webmaster which I have been harping on for years, its really good however before any updates are done be sure to copy and paste the codes into editor before updating. Recently I found it slowed down site load speed so I invite any of you to offer up any solutions.
Similarly I found a problem with Word fence a security checker plugin that slowed down loading on my Hosting with HostGator baby plan account. If you have concerns about site load speed search cloud hosting options or looking for reasonably priced hosting (around £29.95 for multi sites per month).
N.B. note if you do have a ring of websites all in house promoting sites for your own in house back linking service then you should take note of the tip above. Its nothing new its just something to be mindful of if you like many others talking to yourself, until you pay per click to a business page with some of things I am going to get to maximize your efforts in setting up business online.
The reason for this is because new things are added it makes everything you have done a blank slate. Any webmaster will tell you how annoying it is to have to log back into.
You have webmaster settings, analytics settings and now meta tagging things to consider. Find out more about the new meta tagging search possibilities over on old faithful Google here:
They are currently calling it Tag Manager and its free to implement although requires a Gmail analytics type account to login with. http://www.google.co.uk/tagmanager/features.html
Just a sub note on this if you are using a HTML site uploaded via FTP via Windows Filezilla or Mac Transit then you might want to get all the codes in one bucket and add to pages updating the HTML via FTP, its no biggie. Once you master these simple instructions in the right direction ( often means trawling through Youtube) you will be much more independently competent to do these things yourself, point your outsourcers in the right direction or delegate tasks out to members of your team or family business.
The above note is only for measuring, once we were overloaded with mirroring, split testing and locating who comes from where, where they might have come from and how long they stayed on your page. All you have to worry about now is how it looks on a mobile phone.
The great thing about basic HTML is that is usually looks quite good on anything. The only thing that might hold you back are images sizes (are they shrinking correctly) and videos do they play on all devices, does that device or tablet accept flash, is the video uploaded in the right format for mobile phone.
You have two choices with that and many people make the mistake of going for big MAC TV style rather that the mobile option. If you are uploading to website or hosting it on Amazon bucket or something like that you want to double check the flash code you use is also asynchronous with the mobile phone.
I will if I get time. Like I say there are a heap of things to consider. I am not trying to put you off or confuse you in any way I am just trying to clear a few mistakes I am noticing with a handful of marketing mistakes other people are making right now.
If all you have is a video that does not play and a big orange button that pops up below and the video does not play do you think anyone will be compelled to buy. Making a sales video or content based video is hard enough let alone being concerned about does it play on your website. If you are concerned about bandwidth hosting on site try the Amazon AWS bucket option (very popular with Tellman Knudson techniques) if you are using Youtube be sure to save the file the right format MV4, MP4 or something like this. If you can upload a decent quality and sized video to MotionLive or Vimeo then try that, you may even just want to make on phone and upload it direct when plugged into wifi to Facebook on mobile phone. Just depends what you are playing with.
If you are filming yourself you should use a camera, rather than a two bit built in webcam, similarly if you are adding audio, you might want to try your headphones and Mic to increase the volume or better style buy a microphone that drones out all the spluttering sounds you make when your mouth gets to close to the microphone. Another good tip I learned a few years ago is go over your audio recording either in GarageBand or Audacity and delete all the um, errs or any other unneccessary gaps and pauses. If you have a nice video editor software you can also do this with video, any unwanted facial expressions, eyes rolling, lack of enthusiasm in your intonation can be scratched out of the video, take out all the waffle too.
So now I am feeling this post is a bit long so I will stop myself again and continue.
A great tip learned this week: Group meditation online is good for gathering the mind and getting more done. I used to regularly go into town, sit in a room, look at a picture of a spot on the wall, whilst listening to an audio in a group environment and meditate. Having a dog and less desire to hang around town a online group meditation is really good so I will recommend that here too. Apparently when you login there is a page where everyone mediating at these regular sessions shows up on Google maps, which is cool. Its the group participation right now that helps focusing, visualising and maximising the gifts mediation has to offer me, and I hope if you get chance you too. We all know it works, its not everyones cup of tea. So with that said perhaps this is reason enough for you to bookmark this page and come back and comment or thank me in some way.
So now I will quickly mention the script codes, yes they are script codes but I am today at a similar conclusion for an exit code you need to buy a license for this sort of coding. There are free codes for countdown scripts and send to bookmarks but not for exit scripts. I used to like the Russell Brunson Exit Splash thing but that often referred you site to another blog or back to the original exit splash page, it was free and just worked in that people stayed longer on site. A good exit is when it refers a squeeze page to yet another squeeze page of an interesting offer. its very important. And if you want to avoid years a juggling around freebies check out to good exit option. You can use this when adding your product to Clickbank, Clicksure or Affiliate Share and will definitely help. On a blog I would hope it helps you get more subscribers or opt ins to your newsletter promoting whatever it is you are passionate about.
So to acquire to exit splash script and its recommended by a recent Welsh marketing offline networking titan Alex Jefferies.
I have his ebook on hard drive some place and will take a read of that sometime this week too. Notice also in the code by right clicking in code and viewing the code Exit Splash sales page uses a Amazon hosted video, they say these things load nice and quick and the hosting is pay as you go. There are no fancy Johnson boxes but there is a nice associated Graphic at the top of the page again something heavily overused but just work.
If you have made a financial commitment like many a man I am sure you already have access to this stuff and doing well, this is more for the 99% who sort of know, but just need pointing in the right direction.
N.B. If you are doing webinars and emailing that way as we know now the alternative to Get Webinar in Google+, Google plus is still a bit clunky and difficult to implement code of a website with buttons sales copy and fancy pop up scripts so if you have right now for the year $297 go over and check out what Andy Jenkins and Mike Filsaime have created its a lot cheaper. Other options that have caught my eye consistently over the years has been Mike and his buddy with there webinar facility in the GVO auto responder monthly $47 package. I believe delivery rates are likely to go in spam more if you do not know what you are doing however having everything under one roof is a good option. Doing a webinar, making money through using your sales abilities, interviewing like minded people (JV world news) then Google Hangouts website is a lot cheaper than paying $3000 a year.
I can not say anything about why it costs that much or how you benefit from these things. Similarly like the Auto Responder at the high end Infusion Soft I can not give testimony to all the things available there for lead building, you will have to just do your own due diligence. I just wanted to get a lot of this stuff of my chest and similarly it often makes good reference for me, since this is me and this is myspace too.
Another thing I found on hard rive is a WordPress HTML template a gift received from Charles Kirkland that I have not been able to implement in any way. I can add the associated graphic and when I get an auto responder that fits my budget I can add that too. I will do my best to keep the paragraphs short and punchy, spend time on cutting out all the confusion and doubt and hopefully as I sure you will to come out with something ground breaking rather than confusing, boring and unfocused. That leaves little crumbs on the table that over the year pile up and burn holes in pockets.
Other things I have discovered today but not had chance to look into and give my weight in salt is a social sharing button on SocialTwist.com I may add this somewhere if its free. Check it out.