So much of good business depends on good listening. Sales, customer service, product innovation…
Why is that?
One reason is that listening helps you discover with specificity and certainty what a particular group of people wants…which is infinitely important information.
Failure to figure out what people want can only lead to failure in business. You’ll be out of touch with reality, you’ll try to meet nonexistent needs and desires… you’ll end up with products and services that no one wants.
There’s a bleak future awaiting bad listeners.
So then…How do you listen well?
It’s an art.
It’s something you practice and get better at. In fact, you could practice it for the rest of your life and still have room for improvement. No one has fully mastered it:
The art of listening…But here’s something every experienced listener knows:
You have to look deeper.
You have to not only consider what a person says; you have to also consider why they said it. What’s underneath what they said? What caused them to say it? There’s always more to what a person says than what meets the eye (ear?).
The more celebrated you are in your niche, the easier it will be to both get bloggers to allow you to submit guest blogs and convince readers to act on your product recommendations.
Think about the accomplishments you can point to in your past that will reinforce your image as an expert. Keep track of any awards or recognition that you have received so that you can use them to promote yourself. And don’t be bashful about promoting yourself as an expert at every opportunity.
Building Your Brand
As you start guest blogging, you will want to stop thinking of yourself as just an individual and begin considering yourself as a brand that can be marketed in the same way as Jaguar automobiles, Versace clothing or Google Search .
When people read your guest blogs, you don’t want them to be thinking about you as the person who went to a particular high school or who wears a certain size shoe. The best way to convince people to do what you ask is to be a brand, not a person.
Giorgio Armani is a brand. So is Madonna. And Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Oprah is one of the biggest brands in the world.
The Influence of Authority
While these are all real people with personal histories and real lives, if they were to recommend that you buy a particular type of potato chip you wouldn’t think about all that. You would consider them as a brand that they have created through their body of work.
As a guest blogger, your goal is to create that same kind of brand for yourself. So that when you make product recommendations or approach bloggers with a request to write a guest blog, you will be perceived in the same way as these people.
Build Your List and Followers
If you already have a blog, a Facebook page, a Twitter account or even a website, you probably already have people who pay attention to what you post. As a guest blogger, your goal is to build a fan base so that you can influence the largest amount of people possible.
So anytime you create a guest blog, you are going to want to have somewhere to direct readers who enjoyed your content and who want to learn more about you. This can be your own blog, but the best place is your own personal website because it gives you the most versatility.
When you have a website devoted to you, it can be used to promote your brand, collect email addresses for your sales funnels, promote products and services, direct visitors to your social media accounts, provide you the opportunity to build loyalty bonds with your fans, and many other benefits.
Provide links back to your web page with every guest blog you publish so that you can constantly grow your pool of prospective customers.
SEO and Guest Blogging
You may write the greatest, most convincing guest blogs in history, but it’s not going to mean anything if nobody can find them easily. In order to get the broadest possible audience for your guest blogs, in each of them you need to include Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques so that they are ranked at or near the top of the Search Engine Result Pages (SERP) for your niche subject.
One of the most effective SEO methods is to include your niche’s optimal keywords in your guest blogs. Search engines look for use these keywords when they index web pages so that they can tell what the content is about.
In order for Google and other search engines to rank your guest blogs high, include the keywords for your niche subject in each post’s headline, sub heads, photo caption and image descriptions.
Also, include the keywords within the body of the text so that they make up about 2 to 3% of the total keywords. This technique, called keyword saturation, helps vault your blogs to the top of the SERPs for your niche.
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Have you built up a list of subscribers, but none of them are buying from you?
If you have a list and you’re not making money from those people, you need to be doing a different strategy…
Here are the Top-10 ways to start making money with your list right now…
It’s not just the size of the list. It’s the relationship you have with the list, which really pays you.
Most online marketers think by merely building a list it’s going to get them paid. Building a list is only the first step—but it’s not what really pays you.
In fact, I know people who have a list of 10,000 leads but theystillcan’t make a dollar online, or still aren’t getting regular commissions.
The size of the list is a factor, but the relationship is what’s infinitely more important.
The relationship is incredibly important if you ever want to sell something to anybody. Then once you build a rapport with your prospect, the next step is to get those people to respond.
Market to the right people.
This might sound obvious, but you could be reaching out to the wrong people—and this is actually pretty common among online marketers…
If you’re promoting some product or solution and that’s what you advertise, then you’re lead capture page should match that product.
For example, my lead capture page promises I’ll send you daily videos where I answer your questions about marketing. But what if you signed up, and then I started sending you emails about gardening?
Would you want to buy my videos about marketing? Absolutely not, because what I offered, what I presented on their entry point into my sales funnel was completely different to what I’m actually offering.
Frequency of your messages.
Another reason why you might not yet be making money from your list is you’re NOT contacting them frequently enough.
You should be reaching out to your list, in my personal view, almost daily. Some people might think that’s too much. But your average prospect spends less than 5 seconds a day thinking about you or your business, so it’s not too much at all.
If they are receiving your content / stories / offers daily, and it’s too much for a prospect, they’re probably not the right prospect for you.
Plus, if someone is in the Internet marketing niche, they are probably checking their email several times a day. You should aim to send daily emails—every single day.
Consistency is key.
Consistency is just as important as frequency…
How often do you email them? Is it every day, or two days, or three days?
And how often are you staying in front of your prospect? This is what consistency is all about
For example, if you email them every day for a week, and then they don’t hear from you for a month, guess what? That list is pretty much dying out.
That’s not going to last for that long, and I see this happen all the time.
Don’t be forgotten (especially in the first few weeks).
New leads have very short-term memories…
Many Online Marketers get excited when they’re building their brand new list. But when they start emailing their new contacts, they don’t notice immediate results, and they put everything on hold.
Then six months later, they come back to it and they start sending emails again, but now they’re not getting any response. They are not getting any opens, they’re not getting any clicks, and they wonder why…
If someone subscribes to your list and they get a few emails from you, then you don’t email them for a week, they’ve probably already forgotten you. You should always be conscious of this, and keep in touch with them from the beginning.
Get “Paranoid” about the constant threat of the declining value of your list.
You’re list is a very unique asset. Here’s a big tip I learned from Dan Kennedy…
It’s important to keep a healthy degree of paranoia about your email list. You’re list is very valuable, but not like gold or real estate, because those are static things and their value stays the same over time.
On the other hand, you’re list is actually an organic asset—which means you’re list is perishable and it can expire. Your list is either improving in value or it is decaying.
You must actively take steps and actions to improve the responsiveness of your list and improve that relationship with your list—or it will die out. And if it’s neglected too much, it will die out completely.
Survey your list (i.e. ask them what they want from you!)
Now, you might then ask, “Well, how do I know what they want?” And the answer is very simple—YOU SHOULD ASK THEM.
The best thing you can do is to do a quick survey. You can go to a site like SurveyMonkey.com, there are lots of sites like this that allow you to conduct surveys. These sites allow you to do a free survey where you can ask them a bunch of questions. You send your new survey out to your list.
Ask what they actually want to learn. Ask them what they actually want to buy—and why they felt compelled to give you their email address.
You’ll quickly discover why they originally joined your list, and then you can branch out with more questions about that topic to see what they actually want to learn.
Make offers to your list (this is the whole point in having a list!)
You’re Here To Run A Profitable Business, And You Must Never Be Afraid To Make Offers And Ask For The Sale!)
Be relentless in promoting offers.
You should promote an offer in just about every single email you do. Now, that doesn’t mean you’re just saying buy this, buy this, buy this, because you will burn out your list very quickly.
You still want to be interesting, you still want to be engaging, you still want to educate them, but you have to be making an offer in just about every single email. You will notice in my marketing I’m always making an offer. Sometimes it’s a very obvious offer, and sometimes it’s very subtle.
For example, every few videos I might promote one of my products or services, or live event, and somewhere below this video right now there should be a banner ad for one of my products.
So even though that’s a very subtle offer, I’m always putting some kind of offer in front of my market, my list. So you want to make sure that you are doing that.
Copywriting skills: Never stop improving them.
You should really work at improving your copy writing skills—it’s a very important skill to master. Copy is the ultimate leverage point.
The ability to put words on a page and influence the masses to do what you want, is one of the most powerful and profitable skills you can posses. Some people pick it up really quickly, and others can take years to get good at it. But it’s something worth studying and practicing.
When you are writing an email, make sure to encourage responsiveness. Send them an occasional email where you say, “If you have any questions about this get back to me.”
Ask them actually reply to the email or contact you on Facebook. That way, you are actually responding to them after they raised their hand and submitted their email to you.
It might sound surprising, but responding and following up with prospects is VERY RARE in this Industry. So the moment you respond to them, you suddenly become a real person in their eyes. They feel a little connection with you. They become more responsive as leads and as buyers. So keep on writing to them.
Make offers to different marketing channels (that you introduce through your emails)
Again, your success in marketing is all about making offers…
Use different channels. So sometimes you might do a webinar, bring them to a webinar, teach them something on a webinar, make an offer at the end.
If you’ve never done a webinar before that probably sounds hard. But it’s as simple as going to GoToWebinar.com and it takes 20 minutes to follow their step-by-step instructions on hosting a webinar.
Another channel: Bring them to a Facebook group you have, engage them on Facebook, and make an offer there as well. So have these different channels, and again just be relentless in marketing to them.
You should develop several main marketing channels over time, and again just be relentless in marketing and following up. It’s what separates the people in this game who can extra $2 of value out of every $1 click they buy, from the majority who can’t even get $0.20 out of the same traffic.
It’s all about persistence in the follow up. Always be putting an offer in front of them or some piece of content so that you’re relevant, you’re in their life, and when they’re ready to buy, you’re right there in front of them.
So there you go. I hope these top-10 ways to start making money with your list right now… actually help you make more money with your list.
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What a wonderful way to begin the month of August. I finally made my first Silver Master Class sale on the 4th August 2017. I also made a small sale with the MTTB sales letter. A total commission of $1,294.10.
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Money in the bank.
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Rather than wasting your time promoting products nobody wants to buy, you can make more money by promoting products that are always going to be popular. Preferably, these will be products that have a high price tag so that your commission will be higher.
For example, if you promote an affiliate product that only costs $1 and your commission is 5%, you’re only going to make $.05 per sale. That means you have to make thousands of sales in order to make any relatively okay money.
Compare that to promoting a product that sells for $1,000 and has the same 5% commission. In this instance, you make $50 per sale, so you only need to make a few sales to make big bucks.
The Best Types of Products
Money niches are those that have products that are immensely popular. Typically, they provide solutions to problems that can never truly be solved, or are universal problems that everybody will experience at some point in their lives. Examples of money niches are having a better love life, losing weight and getting in shape, self-help and improving self-confidence, and acne cures.
These type of niches are also known as “evergreen niches”. Just like the type of fir-tree that never goes into hibernation during the winter, these niches never wane in popularity. There has always been a market for products in these niches and there always will be.
Let’s look at an example. Assume you decide to work in the romance and dating niche. There are all kinds of products you can promote, but assume you choose to promote an eBook on how to meet people online (This happens to be a very popular product type right now, incidentally).
When you promote your eBook, you very likely will find that there are a lot of people searching online for exactly that type of product. Hopefully, you sell lots of copies of your eBook to lots of customers and make a lot of money.
Flash forward to two years from now. You are still promoting the same eBook about how to meet people online. Guess what? There are still going to be a lot of people looking for that type of product online. Why? Because there are always going to be a lot of people who want to learn how to meet other people online (or in person). When one generation of Internet users finds your product, puts it into use and (hopefully) finds the love of their life, they are instantly replaced by another generation of people looking for the exact same type of products.
Hence, the name “evergreen niches” or money niches.
Promoting products in these niches are an easy way to make huge commissions because there will always be people looking for these types of products, especially online.
Best Product Resources
The best products to promote can be found in a couple of different places. The first is Amazon, which you may know as the world’s largest online retailer. But it’s also one of the best places to find products to promote through its Amazon Associates program.
Amazon Associates is free to join and offers practically every type of product imaginable, including physical products like trampolines, electronics, clothes, and groceries. It also has digital products such as eBooks, videos downloads and others.
The other key site is ClickBank. Like Amazon, it’s free to join and there are all sorts of products you can promote. ClickBank has a lot of collateral material you can use to promote each product and information about commissions, conversion rates and other key data.
How To Succeed in Business
The other critical key to success is networking. This is when you interact with other people in the business and build relationships with them. It’s vitally important because there is a lot of information to share.
Unlike traditional business, Internet marketers don’t really compete against each other. There’s ready to share what they know and there are also lots of opportunities to team up and enter into joint ventures to help each other make money.
It’s important that you network all the time. Go to trade shows, seminars and other live events. You also should make it a habit to visit chatrooms and forums where marketers meet and share ideas, get to know each other, and generally learn more about the business they are in. They usually are free to use and you can get a lot of information very quickly.
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In 1776 Adam Smith, the father of modern economics, made a discovery that revolutionized the business world.
Here’s the idea: A single person focused on a single task is far better than one person doing multiple tasks.
Now common sense—but that’s just a testimony to Smith’s genius in finding and applying this principle. Using this principle, Smith was able to set up systems in which young, unskilled boys could greatly out-produce skilled artisans—blacksmiths, shoemakers, tailors. Which completely changed the way work was done in the world.
And the principle applies today more than it ever did; especially for small business owners. Consider the following tasks that small businesses have to deal with every day:
• Customer service
• Financial tasks
• Administrative duties
• Managing vendors
• Creating website content
• Managing sales
• IT and technical duties
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If you could sum up what “business” is in a sentence, how would you do it? Here’s how the CEO of 5 Hour Energy—Manoj Bhargava, worth $1.5 billion—defined it:
“Just do really useful stuff.”
Some people get so focused on all the fine details and strategies, and they lose sight of the fundamentals. At rock bottom, all you’re doing in business is striving to create really useful products and services. When you do that successfully, it’s amazing how easily everything falls into place.
Customers are happy.
So if you’re an entrepreneur—or if you’re in online marketing—or if you’re involved in business in any capacity, or are hoping to be involved in one, make sure you have a really useful product or service to sell. This is usually easier said than done.
MTTB does product creation for you. You don’t have to worry about finding or making or improving a product. Matt Lloyd’s team of professionals takes care of all that. Your job is to drive traffic into a highly converting sales funnel.
Matt’s sales team sells the “really useful products”… and you make big commissions off of their sales. You don’t have to worry about product creation any more.
You don’t have to worry about selling or providing customer service. That’s all taken care of for you by Matt’s support staff. You are also assigned a personal coach who will train you, guide you through all the 21 steps and be there to answer any questions you may have.
Here’s one of the biggest reasons for failure in business (especially online business) that almost NO ONE seems to talk about:
More specifically, isolation from the people you need in order to make your business a success.
Too many aspiring entrepreneurs try to be lone rangers. They think that “work from home” means “work alone.” It doesn’t. Not by a long shot. You need other people to help make your business a success.
Why? Lots of reasons.
Here’s just 1: You need accountability.
It doesn’t matter how “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” you are. How driven you are. How self-motivated. Everyone does better with accountability. It’s not enough to just be buying training products. Setting goals. Making plans.
You need to be:
-USING those products
-REACHING those goals
-REALIZING those plans
and taking action.
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