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What I Hate about Internet Marketing…

ok, this post may not be as “controversial” as that headline could be taken…

I’m talking about something that I simply hate doing myself, I do every thing I can to avoid it, and that usually involves me spending a pile of cash to get out of it…

I’m talking about writing “sales letters” or sales pages for products and services!

Unless you really enjoy spending hours messing about with different variations of words, phrases and stories, trying to get the very best combination to “evoke” just the right emotion…

AND following a template to get all the different elements that are supposed to be in there just in the right place, with just the right amount of white space in between, with the best words and phrases highlighted, bolded, CAPITALIZED, colored, and/or underlined

see, I’m fed up already! ;-)

I loath and FEAR writing a full one sales letter, it just takes way too much time, energy, effort and, dare I say it, “Hard Work” for me to want to do it…

AND YET a product will LIVE OR DIE by the quality of the sales page, if it’s not good enough no one’s ever going to find out just how good your product or service is…

Fortunatley the “traditional” “long form” text based sales letter is dying off, and quite quickly, simply because it’s being replaced by something that we all tend to react to much more easily, VIDEO!

The last two “big” product launches I’ve been directly involved in have both used sales videos and both were “5 figure (USD)” launches.

Not only are videos sales letters more effective, they’re also a darn site easier to do!!!

Want to learn exactly how you can bang out your own high converting sales letters in a LOT less time than it would take to do a long form text sales page, that won’t convert any where near as well..?

Here’s the best way to learn: – “Video Sales Letters ABC

This is simply the quickest AND easiest way to start banging out sales pages that WORK for any new product you release, even PLR, allowing you to rebrand an existing, poorly performing offer and get that much needed boost in conversins and profits!

Check it out today… Video Sales Letters ABC

[this post: http://iamuncovered.com/what-i-hate-about-internet-marketing/]

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This quick video shows just how easy it is to get extra Facebook Fanpage followers by adding a “Like Box” widget to your blog sidebar…

as always, please feel free to leave your feedback and comments!

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2011
27
Sep

Bear on the Wire

Bear on the Wire

Check out this Canadian Black Bear pretending to be a squirrel and raiding the birdhouse across the clothes line…

#Note: at the bottom there’s also a VERY funny Canadian Bear Warning sign, make sure you read it all the way through, I promise it’s worth it! ;)

This Canadian warning sign about bears is scarily funny, make sure you read it all the way through though… :)

These pics came in to my inbox from a random person, so I’ve no idea who to thank for them, but thanks for the laughs anyway! :)

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2011
27
Sep

Clarkson Island Video

Clarkson Island Video

This is a very funny spoof video of Jeremy Clarhsom from the UK’s Top Gear program, called “Clarkson Island”, from Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse.

#Note: it’s only going to be funny for you if you’ve watched Top Gear or are familiar with Jeremy Clarkson…

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the simplest way to build up a solid, ongoing income online is to promote recurring commissions programs, so you make ongoing commissions months after month…

promoting services and products that have a recurring commissions structure made a massive difference to my business when I discovered the true power of this “secret”…

the math makes it easy to see why recurring commission programs simply ROCK!

let’s say you’re promoting a product that pays you $10 commission per sale, as a “one off”

if you make one sale a day, you will have made $300 at the end of the first month, the problem is you’re going to make exactly the same again in month 2, month 3, month 4 etc.

BUT if that commission was recurring, then you would still only have made $300 at the end of the 1st month, but at the end of subsequant months you can see where the “recurring” effect kicks in: -

  • end of month 2 = $ 600
  • end of month 3 = $ 900
  • end of month 4 = $1,200
  • end of month 5 = $1,500
  • end of month 6 = $1,800

so at the end of 6 months, for the same work/effort/initial sales, you would be getting $1,500 PER month MORE!

Obviously that’s somewhat simplified, for instance there would of course be cancellations and refuns over time, so the figures wouldn’t be quite that high, but you get the idea.

so it does kinda make a LOT of sense to concentrate your efforts on promoting products and services that have a recurring commission structure, but where do you find them..?

well, how about a list of 160+ RECURRING COMMISSIONS affiliate programs In 17 Different Niche Categories, all for under $12.50, although it is on a dime sale, so the price keeps going up…

the quicker you grab your copy the cheaper it will be!

here’s the download link  ~> http://www.mat4.com/rec/

AND, so that you can make the most of these new recurring affiliate programs straight away, here’s how to start getting traffic to them now ~> http://www.mat4.com/usf/

[this post: http://iamuncovered.com/recurring-commission-affiliate-programs/]

Tags: Affiliate Marketing

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WarriorForum WSO Offers - Good Or Bad?

The Warrior Forum WSO (warrior Special Offers) offers seem to have taken a massive leap in popularity over the last 6+ months, but are they the "Crystal Meth" of the internet marketing world..?

I've been promoting more WSO's over the last few months, partly because there have been some really good ones, possibly because there are now SO many to chose from; partly because it's so quick and easy (my natural laziness sneaking in); and partly to see how well it works as a business model, especially as there has been such a backlash against Clickbank products because of the high number of crap stuff sold through them earlier this year.

I'll come back to my thoughts on whether WSO's are good or bad in a moment, first I want to cover something that I discovered about the "warriorplus" affiliate system last weekend.

If you're not aware, "warriorplus" is a platform used for many WSO's to allow affiliates to promote them, although you do have to pay a subscription fee each month to have the "privilege", unlock most affiliate programs.

In order to promote any WSO on warriorplus you must first request permission from the owner/publisher of the WSO and then wait to receive confirmation that your request has been "approved".

The confirmation comes in via email, and you're then good to go.

So last week I requested, and was approved for a particular WSO. It was on a topic that I'm not that interested in learning more about myself, as I've been doing it successfully myself for years, and have even written an ebook of my own on the topic (which I will get around to releasing one day, laziness again!).

But I did want to get a copy to review it before telling my email subscribers about it, so I bought a copy through my own affiliate link.

I didn't think the owner would be too concerned on the basis that, if I liked it, I would tell my (19k+) subscribers about it and bring him some new business.

It turns out I was wrong...

I checked it out and whilst it wasn't "ground breaking", it contained good solid information that I knew many of my subscribers would find useful, so on Friday I scheduled an email to go out on Sunday morning.

I had my kids staying for the weekend so I didn't get around to checking my email until late on Sunday and when I did I discovered a whole pile of emails from subscribers who had read the email, clicked on the link and ended up on a page telling them the link was "invalid"...

I logged in to warriorplus to see what was going on and discovered the owner of the WSO had rescinded my permission!

No warning, no "PM" in the WF (WarriorForum), no attempt to get in touch at all as far as I can tell, he'd just gone ahead and shut me down.

So I had to replace the dead link with a different WSO that I had intended to promote a few days later, which obviously didn't "fit" with the email I'd written, so was never going to convert well.

The obvious immediate results for me (and my business) were: -

  1. a bunch of unhappy/confused subscribers
  2. I effectively looked like a “Muppet” for not checking the link before I hit send, although it had been working when I had checked when I was setting up the email
  3. a loss of revenue/profits for the day

But on top of that I now feel more than a little hesitant to promote WSO's from marketers that I don't personally know and trust, not just this particular “Muppet”, who (imho) seems to be a classic example of the old saying "I'll cut of my own nose to spite my face"...

I posted a question in the thread for the WSO asking why the permission had been withdrawn, and obviously the WF being what it is, he managed to have the post removed (rather than posting a response), I guess because it may have appeared "negative" and hurt his conversions...

I also sent him a PM ("personal message" in the WF, to which I did receive a response: -

So I get it, he's had a few other people buy through their own link, so he's pissed off and to make sure that they can't actually promote HIS WSO for him, he decides to pull their permission.

hmm, ok, I'm not sure that's actually the smart move, whilst I obviously lost out on some sales, SO DID HE, AND what about the long term view here...

what's the odds on me EVER promoting one of his products again..?

If, on the other hand, he'd got in touch and asked whether I was actually going to send an email, he might have realised that losing one commission on a review copy might actually be not a bad thing after all.

My guess is he just wasn't in a "happy place" at the time, and I suspect if he ever tried out Clickbank ("hoplink hijack" central) he'd spend a LOT of time in the same frame of mind! lol!

Here's the screenshot from AWeber to show the email going out at 9:44am EST on Sunday 18th Sept to 19,985 (without duplicates) of my email subscribers, which was taken Sunday night, the same day the email went out, so the clicks he would have got ended up being quite a bit more than that: -

Forgetting what I think of this individual (can you say "Muppet") in the circumstance, there's also the worrying fact that any WSO's that I set up as scheduled emails to be sent out at a future date could have the same "permission withdrawn" problem, which makes me think twice about how I work with WSO's in the future.

So, back to the original question: are WSO offers good for your internet marketing business or not?

I'm starting to think that they are not.

There are some great ones at absolute bargain prices, but it seems to make the "bright shiny object syndrome" that many newbie and struggling internet marketers have, to go after the latest "new thing", buy it, and then not do anything with it, even worse...

Although the only "hard evidence" I have to back this up is the number of WSO's sitting on my own hard disk that I haven't done anything with, many even un-opened/read, but I'm pretty sure I'm not alone...

With WSO's people can get their "shiny object" fix quick and easy, but because they're so cheap they don't bother reading, using or acting upon them, in the long term hurting their own chance of success with online marketing.

Summary: For my own business, I'm going to back off from promoting as many WSO's as I have over the last couple of months and go back to concentrating on the core products and services I use in my own business, so I know from my own experience that they work.

as always your feedback and thoughts are very welcome! :)

**Note: If you want to do your own WSO then make sure you get it right:  WSO Profits Blueprint

[this post: http://mattgarrett.com/warriorforum-wso-offers-good-or-bad/]




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Hi, the simplest way to build up a solid, ongoing income online is to promote recurring commissions programs, so you make ongoing commissions months after month... Quicklink[s] ~> http://www.mat4.com/rec/ + the funnel system to use ~> http://www.mat4.com/usf/ promoting services and products that have a recurring commissions structure made a massive difference to my business when I discovered the true power of this secret... the math makes it easy to see why recurring commission programs simply ROCK! let's say you're promoting a product that pays you $10 commission per sale, as a one off if you make one sale a day, you will have made $300 at the end of the first month, the problem is you're going to make exactly the same again in month 2, month 3, month 4 etc. BUT if that commission was recurring, then you would still only have made $300 at the end of the 1st month, but at the end of subsequant months you can see where the recurring effect kicks in: - end of month 2 = $ 600 end of month 3 = $ 900 end of month 4 = $1,200 end of month 5 = $1,500 end of month 6 = $1,800 so at the end of 6 months, for the same work/effort/initial sales, you would be getting $1,500 PER month MORE! Obviously that's somewhat simplified, for instance there would of course be cancellations and refuns over time, so the figures wouldn't be quite that high, but you get the idea. so it does kinda make a LOT of sense to concentrate your efforts on promoting products and services that have a recurring commission structure, but where do you find them..? well, how about a list of 160+ RECURRING COMMISSIONS affiliate programs In 17 Different Niche Categories, all for under $12.50, although it is on a dime sale, so the price keeps going up... the quicker you grab your copy the cheaper it will be! here's the download link ~> http://www.mat4.com/rec/ AND, so that you can make the most of these new recurring affiliate programs straight away, here's how to start getting traffic to them now ~> http://www.mat4.com/usf/ Kind regards, Matt Garrett Facebook: facebook.com/webmarketingtools/ Blog: MattGarrett.com Support: AskMattG.com email: askmattg@gmail.com Feedback: blogtactics.com/feedback p.s. 160+ recurring affiliate programs ~> http://www.mat4.com/rec/ AND the perfect sales funnel to use with them ~> http://www.mat4.com/usf/ All Content in this email is Copyright © Matt Garrett Ltd. and may not be republished in any format without express permission. .................. Legal Stuff: This message is NEVER sent without your request. You are receiving this email because you (or possibly someone using your email address) signed up for a free report, videos, audio, product or service of some kind from Matt Garrett [Matt Garrett Ltd. or SEO UK Ltd.]. If you no longer wish to receive these free updates with useful and up to date tips, tricks, tactics, strategies and resources to keep you ahead of the home business marketing marketplace then simply follow the instructions below to remove yourself from our updates list. Please keep in mind you will no longer receive any of our free gifts, updates or special offers if you do so, as you will be removed from all of our email lists in doing so. ................................. Legal Disclosure From The Lawyers ................................. Material Connection Disclosure: You should assume that the sender of this e-mail has an affiliate relationship and/or another material connection to any 3rd party providers of goods and services mentioned in this message and may be compensated if/when you purchase from a provider. You should always perform due diligence before buying goods or services from anyone via the internet or offline. ................................. ~# End Of Email #~ Matt Garrett, Suite 258 20 Winchcombe Street Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL52 2LY UK and the best bits: http://mat1.com

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Hi, I've got a sweet video training wso offer for you today that covers an amazing amount of stuff, pretty much all you need to know to get real results, all in one set of easy to follow video tutorials... quicklink ~> http://www.mat4.com/seb/ including 6 modules: - ~ Beginners - Getting started right ~ Research - don't fail before you start ~ Site Building - the easy way ~ SEO - all you need to know ~ Free Traffic ~ Paid Traffic yup, he basically takes you step by step through how to do the research, how to set up a site, including the SEO stuff, then how to get traffic with both free and paid tactics, what else you need..? I've not watched all the videos yet, but what I've seen so far is excellent, and as usual, well worth the stoopidly low price! check it out here: - ~> http://www.mat4.com/seb/ Kind regards, Matt Garrett Facebook: facebook.com/webmarketingtools/ Blog: MattGarrett.com Support: AskMattG.com email: askmattg@gmail.com Feedback: blogtactics.com/feedback p.s. SEBlitz Video Training ~> http://www.mat4.com/seb/ All Content in this email is Copyright © Matt Garrett Ltd. and may not be republished in any format without express permission. .................. Legal Stuff: This message is NEVER sent without your request. You are receiving this email because you (or possibly someone using your email address) signed up for a free report, videos, audio, product or service of some kind from Matt Garrett [Matt Garrett Ltd. or SEO UK Ltd.]. If you no longer wish to receive these free updates with useful and up to date tips, tricks, tactics, strategies and resources to keep you ahead of the home business marketing marketplace then simply follow the instructions below to remove yourself from our updates list. Please keep in mind you will no longer receive any of our free gifts, updates or special offers if you do so, as you will be removed from all of our email lists in doing so. ................................. Legal Disclosure From The Lawyers ................................. Material Connection Disclosure: You should assume that the sender of this e-mail has an affiliate relationship and/or another material connection to any 3rd party providers of goods and services mentioned in this message and may be compensated if/when you purchase from a provider. You should always perform due diligence before buying goods or services from anyone via the internet or offline. ................................. ~# End Of Email #~ Matt Garrett, Suite 258 20 Winchcombe Street Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL52 2LY UK and the best bits: http://mat1.com

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Hi, ok, so yesterday's wso recommendation may have been a bit confusing, simply because it went a bit FUBAR... the email was to let you know about a wso report that I'd bought and read, and liked, but it turned out I was dealing with a muppet, who ended up making me look like a muppet... :-( that's why you may have ended up on a wso offer that wasn't the same as the description in my email, I had to swap out the link for something else, aorry for the confusion caused! I'm going to do a blog post about it explaining exactly what happened in the next couple of days, so keep your eyes peeled if you want to learn the juicy details! ;-) The reason I'm not writing the blog post right now is I'm about to head out to the 2nd occurence of a local internet marketing meetup that we've got going on here in Cheltenham every month or so, and thanks to BarryJHall.com for organising it! and if anyone is interested in coming along to future ones hit reply to this email and let me know, and I'll send you the facebook page info so Barry can let you know when we get the next one booked up in the calendar. in the meantime I've got a list building wso offer for you today that covers an amzing amount of stuff! the techniques these guys cover are exactly the same ones I use to build my list and always pull in hundreds of new subscribers for me whenever I use them... check it out here: - ~> http://www.mat4.com/lbsn/ Kind regards, Matt Garrett Facebook: facebook.com/webmarketingtools/ Blog: MattGarrett.com Support: AskMattG.com email: askmattg@gmail.com Feedback: blogtactics.com/feedback p.s. Massive List Building Course ~> http://www.mat4.com/lbsn/ All Content in this email is Copyright © Matt Garrett Ltd. and may not be republished in any format without express permission. .................. Legal Stuff: This message is NEVER sent without your request. You are receiving this email because you (or possibly someone using your email address) signed up for a free report, videos, audio, product or service of some kind from Matt Garrett [Matt Garrett Ltd. or SEO UK Ltd.]. If you no longer wish to receive these free updates with useful and up to date tips, tricks, tactics, strategies and resources to keep you ahead of the home business marketing marketplace then simply follow the instructions below to remove yourself from our updates list. Please keep in mind you will no longer receive any of our free gifts, updates or special offers if you do so, as you will be removed from all of our email lists in doing so. ................................. Legal Disclosure From The Lawyers ................................. Material Connection Disclosure: You should assume that the sender of this e-mail has an affiliate relationship and/or another material connection to any 3rd party providers of goods and services mentioned in this message and may be compensated if/when you purchase from a provider. You should always perform due diligence before buying goods or services from anyone via the internet or offline. ................................. ~# End Of Email #~ Matt Garrett, Suite 258 20 Winchcombe Street Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL52 2LY UK and the best bits: http://mat1.com

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Hi, join the New Bum Marketing revolution here: http://www.mat4.com/bum2/ this is one of those rare, little known methods that doesn't get effected by things like Google moving the goals posts every few months... it's also free and can start bring in traffic within days, but also goes on bringing in traffic over the looong term! check it out wheil it's still cheap: ~> http://www.mat4.com/bum2/ ~ and as a quick catch up here's a summary of my favorite WSO offers from the last couple of weeks: - **Calvin Woon 30 WP Videos PLR 30 Up To Date WP Tutorial videos with giveaway rights ~> http://www.mat4.com/30wpplr/ ~ **Backlinks Takeover Everything you will ever need to know about backlinks ~> http://www.mat4.com/blt/ ~ *Marketing Graphics toolkit v3 21 modules of professional web Graphics for under $10 ~> http://www.mat4.com/gv3/ ~ EasyVideoPress WSO The plugin that makes putting video on a blog EASY ~> http://www.mat4.com/blogvideo/ ~ Make Fast Cash Need to pay some bills? 5 quick quick cash strategies ~> http://www.mat4.com/fastcash/ ~ *All in one monetizer Monetize your Blog with AdSense, Amazon, Ebay, CJ, Overstick and Linkshare ~> http://www.mat4.com/allin1/ Gotta love just how cheap these wso offers are! :-) Kind regards, Matt Garrett Facebook: facebook.com/webmarketingtools/ Blog: MattGarrett.com Support: AskMattG.com email: askmattg@gmail.com Feedback: blogtactics.com/feedback P.S. all the best bits ~> http://mat1.com All Content in this email is Copyright © Matt Garrett Ltd. and may not be republished in any format without express permission. The sender of this email is a registered member of IMTrustWorthy.com License Number: 13260 You can verify this and comment on their profile by visiting: http://home.linktrackr.com/me .................. Legal Stuff: This message is NEVER sent without your request. You are receiving this email because you (or possibly someone using your email address) signed up for a free report, videos, audio, product or service of some kind from Matt Garrett [Matt Garrett Ltd. or SEO UK Ltd.]. If you no longer wish to receive these free updates with useful and up to date tips, tricks, tactics, strategies and resources to keep you ahead of the home business marketing marketplace then simply follow the instructions below to remove yourself from our updates list. Please keep in mind you will no longer receive any of our free gifts, updates or special offers if you do so, as you will be removed from all of our email lists in doing so. ................................. Legal Disclosure From The Lawyers ................................. Material Connection Disclosure: You should assume that the sender of this e-mail has an affiliate relationship and/or another material connection to any 3rd party providers of goods and services mentioned in this message and may be compensated if/when you purchase from a provider. You should always perform due diligence before buying goods or services from anyone via the internet or offline. ................................. ~# End Of Email #~ Matt Garrett, Suite 258 20 Winchcombe Street Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL52 2LY UK and the best bits: http://mat1.com

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Hi, getting backlinks from social bookmarking site is actually pretty easy to automate if you know the right two free sites to use... so I've made a video to show you how I do it and how you can easily do the same, it's on the blog post here: - http://imtesting.com/wp-auto-social-bookmarking-backlinks-poster/ while I was at it I thought I'd better also do a quick extra video on getting a bunch more Social Profile Backlinks... and this video is real quick, under 2 mins, check it out on the blog post here: - http://blogtactics.com/social-profile-backlinks/ Kind regards, Matt Garrett Facebook: facebook.com/webmarketingtools/ Blog: MattGarrett.com Support: AskMattG.com email: askmattg@gmail.com Feedback: blogtactics.com/feedback P.S. 2 New Free Tutorial Video Blog Posts: - #1: WP Auto Social Bookmarking Backlinks Poster http://imtesting.com/wp-auto-social-bookmarking-backlinks-poster/ #2: Social Profile Backlinks http://blogtactics.com/social-profile-backlinks/ All Content in this email is Copyright © Matt Garrett Ltd. and may not be republished in any format without express permission. The sender of this email is a registered member of IMTrustWorthy.com License Number: 13260 You can verify this and comment on their profile by visiting: http://home.linktrackr.com/me .................. Legal Stuff: This message is NEVER sent without your request. You are receiving this email because you (or possibly someone using your email address) signed up for a free report, videos, audio, product or service of some kind from Matt Garrett [Matt Garrett Ltd. or SEO UK Ltd.]. If you no longer wish to receive these free updates with useful and up to date tips, tricks, tactics, strategies and resources to keep you ahead of the home business marketing marketplace then simply follow the instructions below to remove yourself from our updates list. Please keep in mind you will no longer receive any of our free gifts, updates or special offers if you do so, as you will be removed from all of our email lists in doing so. ................................. Legal Disclosure From The Lawyers ................................. Material Connection Disclosure: You should assume that the sender of this e-mail has an affiliate relationship and/or another material connection to any 3rd party providers of goods and services mentioned in this message and may be compensated if/when you purchase from a provider. You should always perform due diligence before buying goods or services from anyone via the internet or offline. ................................. ~# End Of Email #~ Matt Garrett, Suite 258 20 Winchcombe Street Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL52 2LY UK and the best bits: http://mat1.com

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