The Truth About Facebook and Google

Two things…

First, the awesome ThreeForOne hosting deal from Light Speed ends today. If you’ve been thinking about going with self-hosted WordPress or need additional hosting this is a great hosting deal.

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Second, below is the second video in a new series from the team over at Noble Samurai.

In this video they share some ideas about Facebook and Google…

What do you think?

Leave your thoughts in the comments below…

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The Safecracker’s Guide To Building A Business

Ran across this video from the team at Noble Samurai, excellent thoughts and an amazing use of Content Samurai to create the video…

What do you think?

Leave your thoughts in the comments below…

Also, if you’d like to easily create videos just like this give Content Samurai a try for FREE for 7 days…

It’s a great tool for transforming your blog posts into engaging videos.

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Are You Happy With Your Web Hosting?

One of the most foundational aspects of running a business online is having fast, reliable web hosting.

WordPress.com is a great place to start, but eventually you will find that having your own hosting affords you more flexibility and growth potential.

(Side note – this blog will be moving to it’s own hosting in January. All my other sites are run on hosting other than WordPress.com)

There are thousands of web hosting companies to chose from, which means just about everyone has an opinion about who is the best…and worst.

Usually that opinion is formed based on one’s experience with a given hosting company, and can vary from month to month.

When I got started online I signed up with a fairly well-known hoster on one of their special entry-level, low-cost plans.

Performance was average and reliability was OK.

When the renewal fees hit…oh, boy…things got expensive real quick!

I went from paying a reasonable fee for basic hosting to paying premium-level prices for basic hosting.

And this is the tactic used by MANY hosting companies…get you in cheap and then bank on your hesitation to move.

Needless to say, I eventually forced myself to migrate from that hoster to one that offered a more reasonable price-performance ratio and that I knew wouldn’t hit me with exorbitant renewal fees.

That hoster is Light Speed and they are offering an incredible deal right now…

You can get 3 years of quality web hosting for the price of 1!

Here’s all the features you get:

  • Domains Allowed – Unlimited
  • Free SSL – Unlimited
  • Disk Space – Unmetered
  • Bandwidth – Unmetered
  • 24/7/365 Support – YES!
  • Backups via cPanel – YES!
  • 99.9% Uptime – YES!
  • Free/Instant Setup – YES!
  • Subdomains – YES!
  • FTP Accounts – YES!
  • WordPress – ABSOLUTELY!
  • Much, Much More!!

On top of the excellent 3-for-1 web hosting deal, they are also throwing in some great sign-up bonuses like:

  • Site Speed Secrets Guide PLUS Video Upgrade
  • Boost Your Website Traffic Guide
  • On-Page SEO Blueprint
  • Many More!

One of the coolest things about this deal is that Light Speed recognizes that many people are stuck in current hosting contracts so they’re doing this (taken right from the sales page)…

WAIT!!! You’re Probably Thinking…
“This sounds great, but I already HAVE hosting!”
You can see this is a great deal, but there’s a problem:

You already have a contract with another hosting company.

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Use it now, or 6 months in the future, or even years from now.

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We aren’t going anywhere, we have tens of thousands of customers to serve!

Isn’t that awesome? Buy now…activate when you’re ready!

If you’re ready to take the next step with your WordPress hosting or you’re just unhappy with your current web hosting provider…

Jump On This Amazing Deal Before It Disappears

Questions? Simply leave a comment below…

A Simple Way To Boost Web Traffic To Your Website, Blog or Offer

You’ve probably heard this time and time again, but it bears repeating…

Traffic is the lifeblood of the Internet.

Without web traffic your site is a ghost town…no views, no comments, no sign ups, no purchases…nothing!

The problem is that all traffic is NOT equal.

So, a more accurate mantra might be…

Targeted traffic is the lifeblood of conversions.

What’s the difference?

Generic web traffic is any visitor to your site, whether they are interested in your content or not.

Whereas, targeted traffic is visitors that are interested in your content and are more likely to take the desired action you want from them.

Now when it comes to web traffic you typically see two types mentioned…free and paid.

In reality, if you value your time there is no such thing as free traffic.

 

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One way (money) or another (time) you are paying for your web traffic.

*Note – One exception to this rule is personalities that have a huge audience and are able to tweet or quickly post content that garners a huge response.

But for the rest of us mere mortals we have to try a little bit harder to get traffic.

Let’s look at how the typical paid vs free traffic scenario plays out…

Most paid traffic, no matter the medium (text or video or both), takes time to research and create. And then of course you have to run the ad and hope that your ad and targeting attracts the visitors you want.

The same goes for free traffic.

Time is spent thinking about the message and creating the content with the hopes that your audience will take action.

The difference?

With free traffic you ALSO have to spend time trying to get eyeballs on your blog post, website, social media post or video.

So let’s compare…

  1. Spend an hour creating a great blog post and then create an ad and run it at $5 per day for a week. Cost – $35 (plus your creative time)
  2. Spend an hour writing a great blog post and then an hour a day for a week promoting that post. Cost – 7 hours (plus your creative time)

Let’s say each method brings you 300 clicks to your site…which method makes the most sense to you?

I would much rather go the paid route and use my extra time to create more content.

Here it comes…

“I don’t know how to run Facebook ads or YouTube ads” OR “I’ll blow all of my money.”

You know what, you’re probably right. (Gasp!)

I’ve spent tons of money on paid traffic training and I still struggle to create profitable campaigns.

It’s tough to get it right, but when you do…WOW!

On the flip side, I’ve also exhausted myself trying to get free traffic to my reviews and posts.

What if there was a simpler way?

A way to get quality, targeted organic traffic without all the headaches?

THERE IS!

In fact, this paid traffic method is so simple…here are the 3 steps…

  1. Purchase one of the traffic packages
  2. Submit your target link
  3. Sit back and watch the traffic roll in

Yep, it’s that simple!

(Well, in all honesty you should tweak your target content to maximize conversions but you get the point.)

So, what is this super-simple traffic method?

It’s called the Abandoned Traffic Marketplace and was created by Marty Bostick.

Marty has spent the past nine months buying domains abandoned by other marketers and businesses that still have a steady flow of traffic.

Marty has seen such a large volume of clicks from his organic traffic network that he has decided to open it up to the public.

Let me answer a few quick questions for you…

Which countries does this traffic come from?

Marty has created two traffic packages, Standard and Premium. Standard traffic can come from anywhere. Premium traffic is filtered so that 85%+ comes from Tier-1 countries like the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, etc.

What niches is this traffic optimized for?

Check out the image below to see the niches you can currently choose from (Marty is adding more niches as additional domains become available and traffic networks are created):

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Does Marty guarantee conversions from this traffic?

Absolutely not! Neither does Facebook, Google or any other legitimate paid traffic platform. Conversions involve so many factors that are outside of Marty’s control that there is no way to guarantee them.

What Marty guarantees is real human, organic and targeted clicks to your website.

All of this for less than a decent pizza!

Special Update – My Initial Results

I’ve been testing Marty’s service for a couple of days and so far I’m encouraged by the initial results…

First up, Marty was gracious enough to set me up with a temporary package that I directed at this blog post…

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As you can see, there have been 37 clicks to this post since Monday.

Unfortunately, because I’m using the free WordPress site for this blog I don’t know how many of those visitors clicked through to Marty’s sales page or purchased his service. (I’m moving IMwithJay to it’s own site in January.)

Next up, I bought Marty’s Premium package and pointed it at an optin page offering a rolodex of free video and marketing graphics sites…

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The traffic started flowing around Noon yesterday and so far…9 clicks.

Even better, I’ve had 3 optins…

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I’m not sure yet why the landing page says 7 visits and my link tracking says 9, but I will
definitely keep an eye on it.

As I stated above, Marty doesn’t guarantee conversions…but I’m starting to see them!

If my optin rate stays between 25-40% I stand to gain between 75 to 120 new subscribers per month.

Also note, this particular lead magnet is geared towards affiliate sales with offers on the thank you page, in the PDF and within the follow-up email sequence.

My point being…there is plenty of opportunity for me to earn way more than what Marty’s traffic service costs me.

And all I had to do was pick a traffic package, submit my link and sit back and watch the clicks roll in.

This is as simple as it gets!

I’m very encouraged by these initial results and plan to do a more detailed case study after a few weeks of traffic.

Marty has created one of the simplest methods of paid traffic I’ve ever seen.

If you’d like to give it a try, head over to the Abandoned Traffic Marketplace, select the package you want, submit your link and watch the clicks roll in.

Questions? Leave a comment below…

*Note – Links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a commission if you make a purchase through them.

 

Finally, A Lead Magnet Worth Giving Up Your Email For

One of the mantras in Internet Marketing is…the money is in the list.

List building is one of the most fundamental aspects of building an online business, but getting people to hand over valid emails has become more difficult due to the massive amount of spam sent and received every day.

In fact, many people guard their primary emails with the same vigilance as their credit card numbers.

In order to get people to hand over their best email address you have to offer them something of great value.

Well, my buddy Chad Eljisr teamed up with Marketing veteran, Chrissy Withers, to create an awesome PLR lead magnet that will appeal to anyone doing just about anything online.

The lead magnet is a massive 85+ page PDF full of video and marketing graphics resources that are FREELY available online.

Who wouldn’t want that?

Even better, Chad and Chrissy have created a beautiful optin page and a thank you page that’s designed to help you get affiliate sales from video and graphics-related products.

They even include a follow-up email sequence to help you get more affiliate sales!

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I picked up this PLR bundle because I know people will want the AWESOME rolodex of FREE video and marketing graphics resources.

This is a great deal that I highly recommend.

Click Here to Learn More About It

Questions? Leave a comment below…

 

 

 

 

 

Internet Marketing Black Friday Deals 2018

Hey! It’s that time of year again when you can score some amazing deals on Internet Marketing software and training.

Throughout this week I will be updating this post with all the best Internet Marketing Black Friday deals.

Most of these deals last through Midnight Cyber Monday…

Hosixy Black Friday Web Hosting Deals – As low as $2.80/mo

Hosixy has quickly become my preferred hosting platform, especially for my Mass Marketing efforts.

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Their Black Friday hosting deals are AWESOME!

Click Here To Visit Their Site and then Click On Black Friday Sale

Video GFX Funnel Profits PLR – $9.95

Grab PLR to a SECRET rolodex of FREE Video and Graphics resources and start building your profit funnel and make massive affiliate sales!

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Click Here To Check Out This Fantastic PLR Deal

The Pile On Project Black Friday 2018 – $47

Hands down the best Internet Marketing Bundle available for Black Friday! Over $1000 worth of software and training for less than $50.

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Click Here To Check Out The Pile On Project

The Tony Shepherd Collection 2018 – $36

Barry Rodgers has put together a collection of 8 products from 6-figure marketer Tony Shepherd and is selling them at a huge discount!

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Click Here To Grab This Great Collection Of Tony Shepherd Products

The B-Sides – $9.95

Kam Jennings (AKA ZeroFatz) is one of the most down-to-earth full-time Internet Marketers around. Kam has compiled 27 of his trainings into one AMAZING bundle… And look at that INSANE price!

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Click Here To Grab Kam’s INSANE Bundle

IM Traffic Facebook Masters – $16.45 (65% Off)

Grab this excellent 6-part video training from IM expert Kevin Fahey that teaches you how to maximize traffic with Facebook.

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Click Here To Get Your Facebook Traffic Flowing

The Award-Winning Black Friday Mac Bundle – $25

Unlock 10 of the Highest-Rate Mac Apps in photography, utility, security & more…

At an INCREDIBLE Black Friday price…

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Click Here to Learn More About This Awesome Mac Bundle

Udemy Black Friday Sale – $9.99 per course

Udemy is running a special on all of it’s top courses…

Udemy Black Friday Sale! Top Courses From $9.99

Internet Marketing courses like:

  • The Complete Facebook Sales Funnel Blueprint
  • Content Marketing Masterclass
  • Ultimate Google Ads/Adwords Course 2018
  • Many, many more!

Udemy Black Friday Sale! Top Courses From $9.99

Depositphotos Black Friday Deal – $49

AppSumo has partnered with Depositphotos to bring an awesome stock photo deal…

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This deal comes with…

  • 100 stock photo and vector image downloads of ANY size
  • Unlimited stacking (stacking is when you buy the deal multiple times to get additional redemption codes, example: stack 2 and you get 200 downloads)
  • Credits that NEVER expire
  • All images are royalty-free and come with a Standard license (that means you can use them commercially, but you can’t resell the images.)

Click Here To See ALL Of AppSumo’s Black Friday Deals

StoryVideo Black Friday Special – $75

StoryVideo Complete is a 6-volume set of done-for-you videos and training that can help you become a video marketing superstar! (yes, this is a product of mine.)

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Click Here To Learn More About StoryVideo Complete

As more deals become available I will update this post, so bookmark this page and plan to check back on it every day this week.

Questions? Leave them in the comments below…

*Note – Links to products on this page are affiliate links. If you purchase a product I will receive a commission.

How To Save Money On Your Domain Name Purchases

In my last post I talked about Gene Pimentel’s awesome domain flipping course, Domain Profits Boss.

In his Master Domaining training (a highly recommended upgrade to Domains Profit Boss) Gene gives several tips on how to save money when buying domain names.

Below is one of one of those tips…

One of the best ways to save on domain names is to use either GoDaddy or Namecheap to register your domains.

Why?

Because those are two of the most recognized domain registrars and they are running specials all the time.

And the simplest way to save on your domain purchases from these sites is to use a FREE browser extension called Honey.

Honey works in all of the most popular web browsers…Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera and Edge.

Simply install Honey and when you hit the check out page in GoDaddy or Namecheap let Honey try the latest coupons and give you the best price.

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Once Honey has tried all the coupons it shows you how much you’ve saved.

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It’s that simple!

Look at the final price on this domain purchase…

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Now image buying a domain for $1.17 and then flipping it for $125…that’s a $123.83 profit!

The cool thing about Honey is that it works at tons of online stores, which means you can save money all over the Internet on all kinds of stuff.

It’s addictive to see how much money you can save!

Ready to save money?

Grab Gene’s Domain Profits Boss and Master Domaining training and then save money on your domain purchases with Honey!

Let me know how much save in the comments…

*Note – Links in this post are affiliate links.

Building A Business On WordPress

Are you still struggling to get your online business off the ground?

If so, chances are it’s not your fault.

There’s a lot of hyped up products out there promising overnight riches, so-called one-click software’s which bring in leads and sales on autopilot.

Here are the facts about having real success online.

Yes, marketers can make thousands per day or more without working much, sales can come in while you sleep and becoming an online marketer can be the most rewarding job in the world, in so many ways…once you’re successful.

But here’s what nearly every successful online marketer has and usually starts with…

A Blog – The foundation of every online business.

That’s why this email is so important and relevant if you’re still struggling online.

Kevin Fahey who is one of the best teachers in the online space has released a new set of checklists and training videos showing you from start to finish how to Build A Business On WordPress.

Included is 18 detailed checklists providing you with all the knowledge you need from setup, content, traffic and most important earning with your WordPress blog.

Here’s what you get:

  1. Things to Know Before Making a Website on WordPress
  2. Installing WordPress from the Start
  3. Installing and Configuring a Theme on WordPress
  4. Installing and Configuring WordPress Plugins
  5. Styling WordPress
  6. Widgets and Menus on WordPress
  7. Tracking and Analytics for WordPress
  8. Create your First Blog Post On WordPress
  9. Creating and Setting up the WordPress Homepage
  10. WordPress SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  11. Linking, Testing and Optimization
  12. Guest Posting
  13. WordPress Comments
  14. WordPress Security
  15. Integrating Social Media
  16. Making Money From Your Blog
  17. Sending Emails Via WordPress
  18. Final WordPress Checklist

The cool part about these checklists is that they come with PLR rights…which means you can sell this for 100% profit to your audience.

Kevin is one of the good guys in Internet Marketing and always over delivers with his products.

Check Out Building A Business On WordPress Today

* Please note, the special pricing on this is only available for a few days.

Questions? Simply leave a comment below…

** The above link is an affiliate link.

How To Find A Niche That Can Actually Make You Money

One of the challenges when you get started in Internet marketing is finding a niche.

There are thousands upon thousands of niches, which makes choosing one a bit confusing.

To make it worse, one expert tells you to choose something you have a passion for and another one tells you to pick your niche based on a niche’s popularity (or how in-demand it is).

The truth…

They’re both right!

The best thing to do is pick a niche that is in-demand AND that you have some interest in. That way you will enjoy the work of building content for the niche and also have a solid chance of making money at it.

But how do you go about finding profitable niches?

Matt Garrett has developed a nifty tool that helps you find profitable niches and gives you a plan of attack for dominating that niche.

It’s called Niche Reaper.

Niche Reaper is a cloud-based software that is constantly evaluating and adding qualified buyer keywords to its huge database every few minutes.

What makes up a qualified buyer keyword?

Search Volume – The first criteria is that the keyword has to have 200 or more searches per month.

Cost Per Click Value – The second criteria is that the keyword has to have a minimum CPC of at least $0.25.

Commercial Intent – The final criteria is the keyword phrase must have a commercial intent score of at least 25 or higher.

Only keyword phrases that meet this strict set of criteria are added to the database.

So how do you search through the almost 2 Million keyword database?

It’s easy…

Niche Reaper gives you a set of filters that you can easily tweak to get only the results you want.

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In the above screenshot I filtered by:

Difficulty less than or equal to 40, Search Volume greater than or equal to 1000, and number of words greater than or equal to 4. That yielded over 8500 results.

Obviously, I needed to filter down even more. So I added a keyword of “dog”.

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That yielded 176 results.

As you can see, Niche Reaper is giving me valuable data about keyword phrases I can target in the dog niche.

The best thing about what Matt’s done with Niche Reaper is that on top of the software that is constantly adding data, he has also included 18 training videos on how to utilize the data Niche Reaper provides.

Everything from setting up a simple blog to press release marketing, article marketing and social marketing.

Niche Reaper is definitely a tool that is best seen in action…

Click Here to Watch The Full Demo Video

If you have any questions, simply leave them in the comments below…

A Special Blowout Sale

I just caught wind of a pretty amazing deal from a very successful marketer.

Paul Nicholls has slapped PLR rights on 37 of his training courses and is selling the entire bundle for less than $35 (at the time of this writing).

For most of the courses he’s including his sales and download pages. (Though it’s recommended you create your own and use these for inspiration.)

Not only is this a great deal for learning, it’s a great deal for earning!

Check Out Paul’s Massive PLR Blowout

*Note – This is not a done-for-you system. You’ll have to download the courses and sales pages and then decide how you want to market and deliver them.

A couple of ideas…

1. Use the materials to create your own sales funnel. Offer one or two courses on the front-end with an upgrade to 5 courses. Model simple download pages after Paul’s pages.

2. Use Passive Income Machine (one of the included courses) to learn how to package the courses into a membership site and drip feed one course per month.

That’s over 3 years worth of content!

No matter what, don’t buy this unless you will put it to work for you.

Questions? Leave them in the comments below…