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The Easiest Blog Post You Will Ever Write

The Easiest Blog Post You Will Ever Write

The Easiest Blog Post You Will Ever Write

Writing your own original articles and blog posts is mandatory if you own a list or run an internet business. Blogging is risk free and should be part of any online business.

Mandatory. Part of your standard operating procedures. A basic staple. Something you can’t do without. You get the picture.

Blog articles can be used in so many ways that I’d need to write an article just to explain all the ways you can profit from articles. 🙂

More on that another day.


By the way, if you are serious and want to take your blogging to the next level, check out the Rapid Blogging Blueprint. This is a premium level training that takes you through each and every step of setting up your own highly profitable blog and profiting from it. You can check it out here.


In today’s post I’m going to show you how to write an incredibly easy blog article that is specifically for beginners within your market.

The idea in a nutshell is this –

Answer a set of three basic questions related to a topic relevant to your target audience.

If you can answer just three simple questions, you can crank out article after article for newbies in your particular field of interest or expertise.

These three questions are –

  1. What is _________?
  2. Can you show me an example of _________?
  3. How can I get started with _________?

Let me walk you through writing an article with these questions as the backbone of your content.

Before we get into the 7 very easy steps, let’s take just a quick look at the schematics of your article. In order to write an 800-1000 word article, your basic needs for the various parts of the article would look something like this…

Opening (125 Words)
Question #1 (250 Words)
Question #2 (250 Words)
Question #3 (250 Words)
Closing (125 Words)
_______________________

Total = 1000 Words

Now, on with the show…

1. Determine Your Title

Most people don’t spend much time on their title and that’s a no-no. It’s a flagrant foul in basketball. A bounced check. A driver cutting you off in traffic. Things that are mindless.

As with everything I ever say about writing articles, your title is important. Very important. Imagine this scenario…

You’re searching the internet for blogs or sifting through articles at your favorite directory in hopes of finding some useful tips for selecting curriculum for your upcoming homeschooling year.

Which of these would you take a closer look at…

  • The Easiest Way To Choose Your Curriculum
  • Making Your Curriculum Choice
  • 5 Questions To Ask When Choosing Curriculum
  • Homeschool Book Decisions
  • Choosing Your Homeschool Resources

While all of these are related to choosing your homeschool curriculum, “The Easiest Way…” and “5 Questions To Ask…” probably have more appeal. If you’re pressed for time, you probably aren’t going to read all five … you might read two.

And the title is going to determine which two gets your attention.

So, first things first, it’s important that you create an appealing title. We’ll talk more about this in another lesson, but three simple “rules” that I go by in crafting titles that I’d like to pass on to you are…

  • Be specific. It’s not “Questions To Ask”, it’s “5 Questions To Ask”. It’s not, “Lose Pounds”, it’s “Lose 3 Pounds in 7 Days”.
  • Make It Simple. Who would ever read an article, “7 Extremely Hard Ways To Lose Weight”? Or, “Top 10 Most Difficult Ways To Find A Date For Valentine’s Day”? Offer SIMPLE solutions. EASY ways to accomplish a desired result.
  • Speak To A Group. If your article is intended for a specific group (I.E. Beginners, WAHMs, Christians, Senior Citizens, College Students, etc.) then say so in your title. Rather than “How To Write An Ebook”, go with “The Beginners’ Guide to Writing An eBook” or “How To Write a Christian eBook”.

So, determine your title and then begin the writing process.

Hint: Go to good old EzineArticles.com and review the titles of other articles (paying particular attention to which articles are viewed the most – indicating their popularity) and then use those titles to model your own after. I.E. If you see the popular title, “The Easiest Way To Lose 10 Pounds And Get In Shape Fast!” you could easily entitle your own article, “The Easiest Way To Learn Guitar And Play Songs Fast!”

And don’t forget Amazon.com. Go and find the bestselling books in your niche and take a look at the Table Of Contents for more inspiration for articles.

2. Write Your Opening

You’ve got about 30 seconds to get your reader’s attention if you’re going to get them to consume your entire article. That’s not much. It’s important that you get them interested quickly. I’m going to share three to get you started…

  • “There must be some reason why some _________ outperform others.” . This opening is all about informing the reader that some people have an advantage over others. And, in order to level the playing field, they need to follow the advice in your article. Example: “There must be some reason why certain tennis players win more matches than others. Said another way, if two equally skilled tennis player compete … why does one get to go home a winner and the other a loser?”
  • “I’ve always been impressed with those who could __________.” . This opening allows you to mention a specific result that is desired to, not only you, but the reader as well. Your article teaches the person how they too can experience the desired result. Example: “I’ve always been impressed with those who could hit a backhand winner on the run. It never came easy to me and I have marveled many times when others seem to hit that shot so effortlessly. Then, I figured out their secret…”
  • “Do you find yourself _________?” This opening is a good one because it allows the reader to identify with what you’re writing about. When they say “yes” to your question, then they know the article is for them … and they’ll read on to discover what they can do about the problem they face. Example: “Do you find yourself double-faulting a lot? For years I gave away point after point – usually in critical times during my matches – by hitting into the net or just beyond the service box. Finally, I paid for a lesson from the local pro and this is what he taught me…”

Choose one of these openings (or one from the related article coming tomorrow) and write approximately 125 words as your introduction to the article. Be sure to transition from your opening into your first question.

You can do this in one of two ways: (a) Specifically mention that you’ll be answering the three most asked questions from beginners, or (b) Simply answer the questions without ever actually posing the questions in the text of your article.

3. Answer Question #1

If you’ll recall from earlier, question number one is…

“What is _________ ?”

Simply plug in the topic of your article into that question … and then answer it in approximately 250 words.

  • What is tennis strategy?
  • What is podcasting?
  • What is virtual real estate?
  • What is forex trading?
  • What is retinopathy?
  • What is a VoIP phone?
  • What is Tai Chi?

Give a brief explanation of the topic in your own words and then move on to the next question which builds upon the first question.

4. Answer Question #2

 

That question again is…

“Can you show me an example of ________?”

Now the article is taking shape. We go from an introduction to an explanation and now we have an illustration. You’ve explained what it is and now you’ll explain what it looks like. Provide an example. A case study. An illustration. A method. Something the reader can identify with to better understand what you’re saying.

  • You’ve explained what tennis strategy is … now give a scenario in which tennis strategy is at work.
  • You’ve explained what virtual real estate is … now give an example piece of VRE property.
  • You’ve explained what Tai Chi is … now share one of the key moves of the discipline.

After providing some sort of example, move on to question number three…

5. Answer Question #3

From earlier in our lesson, the final question is…

“How can I get started with __________? “

It all climaxes with 1-3 simple steps the reader can follow in order to begin practicing your teaching.

By this point the reader knows WHAT the topic is about, and they know a basic use or function of the topic. Now, they need a simple explanation of how they can get started with application. How can they use the information?

You can either give the reader ONE action step to take in order to get started (I.E. The first thing you’ll want to do is enroll in a class.) or you can provide them with a simple set of THREE steps to put into practice as a sort of mini-system (I.E. Step

One is… Step Two is… Step Three is…).

6. Decide Upon A Close

To complete your article, you’ll want to use your final 125 words (approximately) to close out your content. There are two components of the article close that I think are necessities if you want to see any results from your efforts.

  • The Spark. You want to leave the reader with a desire to get started. You want them excited. You want them motivated. You want them to take action. I’m not necessarily talking about giving them a rah-rah pep talk (although that might not hurt either!). I’m speaking of getting them to realize that they can get the desired results they want if they’ll get busy doing something. Your job at the close of the article is to encourage them (gently or blatantly) and challenge them to achieve.
  • The Segway. The other thing you must do during your close is to lead into your resource box. Your article is for the reader. Your resource box is for you. Your content is to provide useful information for the reader. Your resource box is to get the reader to a point where you present an offer. And the closing of your article is the place where the two roads meet. Lead the reader to a decision to make a positive change in their life – to take action. And then use your resource box to provide a means to do just that.

7. Create A Featured Resource Box

Most people use the same generic resource box with each of their articles. In other words, it’s the same resource box regardless of what the article is about.

That’s a big mistake in my opinion.

With an ever-changing audience reading articles about ever-changing topics why would you want to use a never-changing resource box?

Your resource box – in order to be truly effective – must be a continuation of the article itself. It must offer something more that is directly related to the content of the article.

I mean, think about it: the reader has warmed up to you at this point. You’ve shared something useful. They like your style. They are pumped up and ready to take action. Why blow that moment with a resource box that does nothing to really enhance or continue or build upon where they are at this moment in time?

Let me give you an example:

If I’ve just explained what tennis strategy is about, pointed them to an example of tennis strategy and briefly outlined how they can create their own tennis strategy – which is more effective at this point…

  • Jason Daly is the publisher of Tennis Tips, a free weekly newsletter full of informative helps for tennis players of all skill levels. For your free subscription, drop by http://www.JasonsTennisTips.com today.
  • Jason Daly is the author of How To Outplay Your Opponents By Outsmarting Them, a free strategy report for tennis players of all skill levels. Grab your complimentary copy at http://www.JasonsStrategyReport.com today.

Obviously, having just read the article on tennis strategy, you’d be more likely to take action if resource box #2 was in place … because it’s a continuation of the article. It’s part 2. The sequel. The rest of the story.

Note: And, upon visiting my site and registering for the free report, you’re automatically going to receive my free newsletter as well anyway.

The point is this: a carefully crafted resource box — one that is specifically relevant to the article itself — will outperform a generic resource box. You’ll get more results by using a resource box that builds upon what’s been shared in the article it is attached to.

So, that’s an incredibly easy way to write a good blog article.

You can crank out an entire series of these articles for beginners. All you need to do is answer three simple questions.

  1. What is _________?
  2. Can you show me an example of _________?
  3. How can I get started with _________?

It works for any niche. Any topic. Any person. So what are you waiting for?

If you really want to know more about the power of blogging, you can take a look at the Rapid Blogging Blueprint training course or if you just want a few pointers for now you can grab the featured resource below for a  free blogging report; download, read it and take action 🙂

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4 More Ways To Start Your YouTube Channel The Right Way

4 More Ways To Start Your YouTube Channel The Right Way

As I mentioned in my previous post, one of the best things you can do to expand your business is to start a YouTube channel.

It’s the most popular video-streaming service boasting massive online traffic, and constant streaming services – and ultimately, it will maximize exposure and help your brand become recognized within your market.

And if you can get YouTube monetization enabled, you can even make some extra cash right inside YouTube itself.


By the way, if you are serious and want to take your video marketing to the next level, check out the Video Marketing Insider. This is a premium level membership that contains training and software to make the most of YouTube and any video marketing and is highly recommended. You can check it out here.


So, let’s look at four more ways to get your YouTube channel more views and subscribers.

Be Consistent And Add Variety 

Now it’s time to determine the types of marketing videos that you want to create.

Keep in mind that you need a good balance of variety while still sticking to your overall theme.  The last thing you want is to confuse subscribers who are used to finding one type of content on your channel with a whole other thing.

On the other hand, viewers enjoy a variety of video content, and there are different ways that you can produce quality content while still sticking to your theme and brand.

Depending on the type of channel you are planning to create, you’ll be able to offer a variety of content.

For example, if your channel is being created to promote other products and services, consider creating case-study style videos that highlight the progress your existing customers have made.

You could easily mix those types of videos in with product highlight videos, product review videos and even unboxing videos if you sell physical products.

Another type of marketing video is a How-To, DIY, or Tutorial. This is a good idea for when you want to demonstrate to potential buyers exactly how to use one of your products.

If your company sells home furnishings, then a How-To video about how to arrange furniture is a great way to showcase your products and educate the consumer.

Another good marketing video idea is a Listicle. These are especially popular for when you have several points to cover.

For example, a baking company may want to create a listicle video that discusses their most popular bakery treats. They can go over each dessert they offer, and then next to it on the screen list, promote an event that it would be ideal for.

And for practically any type of company, a funny, behind-the-scenes, candid video is sure to engage viewers. Show some bloopers from videos you’ve created, how you come up with video ideas, and anything else that helps viewers see the human side of your business.

For example, a telecommunications company could shoot a video of their customer service department. In between shots of representatives helping customers, some employees could be shown having fun. This is a great way to humanize your company and connect with your audience on a deeper level.

Understand Your Audience

In order to both maintain and grow your YouTube audience, it’s imperative that you know all about your current viewers and overall market. You’ll want to be able to create a visual snapshot of who your average customer is.

In truth, market research should begin long before you create your YouTube channel. The more you know about your target audience, the easier it will be to create engaging content that they’ll be interested in.

When you’re inside of your YouTube admin panel, head on over to the Analytics tab.

This is going to give you a tremendous amount of information concerning your content and the type of visitors you’re getting as well as what they are spending time watching.

On this page, you will find:

View Counts– the number of times your videos are being watched;

Average Watch Time– how long people stay on each video;

Revenue Generated– money earned;

Interaction Rate– physical engagements with content.

Pay close attention to the demographics section as well, because this will tell you:

Location in the world that your videos are being played;

Age range of viewers;

Gender of viewers.

Use this information to help your channel grow by knowing who your market is and what they want from you.

For example, make sure that your videos are being watched where you primarily offer your services. If they aren’t, then think about marketing video ideas that can help localize your content.

Depending upon the type of company you own, you’ll want to make sure that the age group and genders it’s meant for are also watching your content. If they aren’t, then come up with some new marketing videos that target these specific groups.

Once you review all the available information, head on over to the comments section on each of your videos. Take some time to see what kind of comments your videos are getting and reply to ones that will help educate your viewers and promote your channel.

And finally, the YouTube Community profile is a fairly new feature that’s starting to become quite popular. It’s basically a timeline for you to post and interact with your followers.

This is where you’ll want to post pictures that are relative to your channel, polls that will help you understand your audience, and even some fun, engaging content.

Know Your Competition

Just like your business does in the real world, you should keep tabs on your competitors on YouTube. Not only can they help you better understand your audience, but you’ll be able to find inspiration from the successful channels in your market.

Set some time aside each week to review a handful of top channels in your niche.

Pay attention to the videos that receive both the highest and lowest number of views. Watch them yourself and pay attention to the different elements included in the video as well as the general style.

  • What are they doing that you aren’t doing?
  • How could they improve their videos?
  • What did you personally enjoy?
  • What did you personally dislike?

All this information will help you improve, as well as shape your content so that it will likely appeal to most your market.

Never copy someone else’s content!  Just use them as a case-study and as inspiration for your own content ideas.

And just as you do for your own videos, take time to scroll through their comments. See how viewers respond, both negatively and positively. Perhaps someone has even referenced your brand in these comments.

Take notes of their descriptions and titles, what keywords they use, and see if you can apply it to your own content.

Learn From Your Favorite Channels

Another great way to learn about YouTube success is during your downtime, when you can relax and watch videos from some of your own favorite channels.

These aren’t the channels of your competitors, we’ve already covered that. This is when you spend some time in off-market channels, meaning that you’re studying how other channels outside of your niche are increasing engagement and driving in traffic.

Just because they aren’t in your niche doesn’t mean you can’t learn something valuable from them.

In fact, it’s quite the opposite.  By studying other markets outside of your own, you’ll likely be able to generate fresh, new ideas that your own niche hasn’t yet seen.

You’ll also begin to see a pattern based on the content style that people are more excited about as well as how the channel owner chose to produce that content and in what formats (candid, professional, how-to style, etc.)

So, the next time you watch a video from one of your favorite creators, ask yourself a few questions.

For example, what about this video is holding my attention? Remember that YouTube is all about clicking, clicking, and clicking.

If this is a channel that you’ve been subscribed to for a while, then what keeps you coming back? Is it the graphics, variety of videos, tone, style, or something else?

Look at the techniques they use to keep viewers returning day after day. Perhaps they include giveaways, fun facts, candid interviews, or live streaming sessions. Are any of these something that you can do on your own channel?

Get those creative juices flowing!

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7 Digital Product Creation Tips For Online Marketers

7 Digital Product Creation Tips For Online Marketers

7 Digital Product Creation Tips For Online Marketers

Anyone who’s been trying to make money online for more than 2 minutes would have heard this line repeated ad nauseam – “You need to create your own product!!!”

Maybe 2 minutes is an exaggeration, but you get the idea.

Most marketers worth their salt know that there’s good money to be made by creating and selling their own digital products. Affiliate marketing is good, but owning and selling your own products is even better.

If you’re competent at traffic generation, you’ll get to keep 100 percent of the profits from the sales you generate. You can also recruit affiliates to promote your products and expand your market share while skyrocketing your income.

Once you’ve mastered product creation, the possibilities are endless when it comes to boosting your online income. As good as this sounds, there are a few fundamentals that must be in place for you to succeed at digital product creation.

Is There A Market For Your Product?

This is without a doubt the most important factor of the lot. While creativity is a marvelous trait to have, trying to invent a new digital product that sells like hot cakes is infinitely more difficult than improving upon existing ones.

The case of not reinventing the wheel holds true here, and the key to succeeding with your digital product is to see what’s currently popular and selling well – and emulate these winning products.

You’ll create a similar product which addresses the same topic, but from a different angle. This is where your creativity needs to shine.

You MUST have a unique selling proposition (USP) that makes your product stand above the unwashed masses of products that litter the marketplace.

Both Nike and Puma sell athletic shoes, but the former tells you to “Just do it!” with a swoosh symbol, while the latter is the only major sports manufacturing company on the planet with no slogan but lets the logo of the powerful leaping puma say all that’s needs to be said about the brand.

Similar products… but very different USPs.

Spend time researching and making notes on what products are selling well and think of how you can improve upon them. Then go ahead and create a better product.

Spy On Your Competitors

Watching what your competitors do will help you navigate the marketplace and understand why some vendors excel and some fail.

Study their products, USPs, sales copy, sales stats (if available) and so on. Read through the customer reviews and see where their products are lacking.

Can you create a product that bridges the crevasse of customer dissatisfaction? If you can, you’ll have people flocking to buy your product.

Niche Down

 

Once you’ve done your market research, it’ll be time to niche down and create a product for a specific topic.

So many newbies falter here and make the cardinal error of trying to create a 5000-page magnum opus that aims to fix ALL ills in that niche.

Calm down. You’re not writing a dictionary. The best way to create a digital product that sells well is to target one specific problem and provide a specific solution.

Need to lose weight? Here’s a weight loss book with a 5-step plan. Want to get build a chicken coop? Here’s a manual with 50 chicken coop plans and instructions you can use today.

Specific problems and specific solutions. That’s your secret to creating a digital product that’s not only valuable, but doesn’t overwhelm the reader either.

Create A Customer Avatar

Your digital product is not the bible. It’s not supposed to be for everyone. You must create a product that addresses a specific type of person.

You’ll need to construct a customer avatar before you start working on your product.

For example, if you’re writing a weight loss book, is it going to be for women? How old will the reader be?

Is she going to be a stay-at-home mom or a busy career woman? Will she have a lot of time to exercise or will she need quick workouts that don’t last for more than 20 minutes?

So many questions and so few answers.

What do you do?

Simple. You hang out in forums where your target market congregates. Spend time reading their questions, issues, comments, etc. This will help you to understand their problems intimately and you’ll have a finger on the pulse of your market.

Now you’re ready to create a product that speaks to them better than their best friend could.

Structuring Your Content

This is the part where you create your product. It goes without saying that you should produce the best possible product that you can. Aim for excellence, NOT perfection.

Your content should be broken down into bite-sized chunks. Your entire book shouldn’t be one long never-ending paragraph. It’s better to have shorter, ‘compartmentalized’ chapters dedicated to specific topics.

If you’re using video, it’s ideal to break down a 1-hour long video into six manageable 10-minute videos. In our noisy world, so many people have the attention span of a housefly. So, you want your content to be short enough to hold their attention, but long enough to give them the information they need.

Provide The Content In Different Formats

Times have changed. PDFs alone are not enough. Some people prefer reading. Others prefer watching videos… and many like listening to audios.

This explains why even when you purchase a book on Amazon Kindle, there’s usually an option to get the audiobook on Audible.

Provide your digital product in different formats (text, audio & videos) so that you capture as many customers as possible without inadvertently excluding any. Of course, you may choose to sell your audios and videos at a higher price.

Know Your Pricing

Last but not least, you’ll need to price your product according to what the market is willing to pay. If you overprice it, you’ll alienate most of your potential customers, and those who do buy it may feel like they’ve not gotten their money’s worth because they expect a lot more.

If you underprice it, you’ll be devaluing your product and leaving money on the table.

It’s best to look at what’s currently selling well and jot down the prices. You can then charge a similar price and occasionally offer a discount to get more attention to your offer. Everyone loves a deal.

To conclude, once you have these 7 fundamentals in place and you have a great product to sell, you’ll then need to market it well… but that’s a whole different topic for another day. For now, get the product creation basics right and it’ll be half the battle won.

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Discover How Using Honesty Will Boost Your Email Open Rates

Discover How Using Honesty Will Boost Your Email Open Rates

Discover How Using Honesty Will Boost Your Email Open Rates

You may have heard marketers say, “Email marketing is dead” … or email deliverability rates are low these days. The list of complaints is many and by all appearances, it seems like email marketing is getting tougher now because more and more subscribers are wary and jaded.

Marketing emails are viewed skeptically, and subscribers are much more discerning now. This is why some marketers have started using platforms like Facebook Messenger or bot services such as ManyChat or MobileMonkey because engagement is generally higher, but that doesn’t always convert into leads or sales.

Yet, there are a handful of marketers who excel at email marketing. They have high open rates, high click through rates and their emails get them a ton of sales and commissions.

So, how do they do it?

The answer is simple. They have a good relationship with their list, and they have a good sized list. The best way to build your list fast will be to retain your current subscribers as you add more to the list. If each email you send gets many unsubscribes, it will be an uphill task.

Ultimately, you need to be an honest and transparent marketer who is unique enough to stand above the noise. This is crucial to building trust and getting you noticed by your subscriber.

Don’t think of your email list as simply a cash cow to promote your (or affiliate) products or services, but rather think of them as your tribe.

Once you can achieve these 2 goals, getting people to open your emails and buy your products or the products you recommend will be a breeze.

You must treat them well and make them realise that you are simply trying to help them. The fact that you may make money by them buying your products or services is simply a byproduct of your helping them to succeed. Of course, this need to be a genuine desire to help them; you will NOT be able to fake this, so don’t even try!

Use the 5 pointers below to boost your open rates by winning your list over with your personality

Promote Only What You Believe In

This is a HUGE factor when it comes to building trust with your list. You should always promote or sell products that are of high-quality and will get the buyer their money’s worth.

Too many marketers these days tend to promote every product under the sun just so that they can get commissions.

In the short run, this may work… but over time, their list will stop trusting them and the sales will dry up faster than a wet towel in the Sahara desert.

Do your research on the product, the product creator, the price, the pros and cons, etc. This will allow you to give an honest review of the product and if it’s something that you wouldn’t buy… do NOT recommend it.

Show Them You’ve Purchased The Product

One of the best ways to inspire your list to buy the product you’re recommending. Even if you received a review copy or a complimentary gift in return for a promotion, go ahead and buy the product if you like it.

Take a screenshot of your purchase and display it in your email to show that you actually forked out money for it.

This will show that you too have skin in the game and you’re truly recommending something that you believe in.

Test Out The Product If You Can

Test the product out and see if it works. It doesn’t matter if it’s perfume or some ‘make money online’ (MMO) eBook that promises profits.

Make sure that you test the product out and see the results for yourself. Do you like it? Does it deliver on its promises? Is it worth the money?

If the answer is yes to all of the above questions, then you can promote it knowing full well that it’s good. Do not blindly pass off the claims on the sales copy as gospel when doing a review.

Don’t Contradict Yourself

This is very common among online marketers who promote products in the MMO niche. On one day they may be praising a particular YouTube video ranking software and saying that it’s the ‘last one you’ll ever need.’

A week later, when a new but similar video ranking software is released, they’ll promote this like it’s the best thing you’ll ever need.

Your subscribers can see through these shenanigans. Do not contradict yourself in your emails. If you’re promoting a software that is really good, then you should get a copy of it yourself and try it out.

You can then share your knowledge and tips with the list and show them the results you got from using the software.

You’re supposed to promote and also help your subscribers learn to use what they buy. You can create tutorial videos, blog posts. etc. to guide them. You are limited by your own imagination as far as delivering value goes. That’s what a wise marketer would do instead of pushing every piece of junk that hits the market.

Finding Your Voice

As a marketer, you’ll need to stand out from the rest. There are many ways to do this. You could use photos of yourself in your emails or have an attractive personality that comes across in your emails.

A sense of humor or brutal honesty or links to videos that you’ve made will help your readers get to know you better.

The key to being unique is to let your personality shine. Do not try to fake it till you make it or act like an authority who is pulling in six figures a month, if you’re not even close. The age old dating advice of just being yourself applies here too.

If you can practice these 5 tips and make them second nature to your email marketing, your open rates will skyrocket, and your subscribers will look forward to your emails.

If you want to know more about nurturing you list, check out the featured resource below for a free Simple List Building report; download, read it and take action 😊

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Search Engine Optimization And Why You Need To Use It

Search Engine Optimization And Why You Need To Use It

Search Engine Optimization And Why You Need To Use It

E-commerce is a cutthroat business. You have to arm yourself with the proper know-how and the tools to make your site a cut above the rest.

Each day, more and more sites are clamouring to optimize their rankings in websites and if you lose your guard, you may just get trampled on and be left in the abyss filled with so many failed e-commerce sites.

Search Engine Optimization or SEO is a term widely used today by many e-commerce sites.  For the past few years and the next ten years or so, search engines will be the most widely used internet tool to find the sites that they need to go to and get the product or information they need.

Most people that use search engines use only the ten top search results in the first page. Making it to the first page, more so to the top three is a barometer of a site’s success in SEO marketing.

You will get a higher ratio of probability in being clicked on when you rank high. The more traffic for your site, the more business you rake in.

But it is essential to grab a hold of that spot or make your ranking even better. As I said before, each day is a new day for all e-commerce sites to make themselves rank higher using search engine optimization. It is imperative to make your site better and better every day.

So just what is search engine optimization and do you have to use it? The answer to why you have to use it is an easy one. You need search engine optimization to be number one, or maybe at least make your site income generating.

With search engine optimization you can get the benefit of generating a high traffic volume. Let’s just say you get only a turnout of successful sales with 10 to 20 percent of your traffic. If you get a hundred hits or more a day, you get a good turnout of sales already. If you get only twenty to ten hits a day, you only get one or two sales, if any at all.

So once again, what is search engine optimization? Well, SEO is a strategy of using tools and methods to make your site rank highly in the results of search engines.

Getting yourself on the first page and better yet in the top half of the page will ensure that your site will generate public awareness of your site’s existence and subsequently generate more traffic; traffic that could lead to potential income and business.

Search engine optimization requires a lot of work to be fully realized. There are many aspects you have to change on your site or add as well to obtain great search engine optimization.

These will include getting lots of information about the keyword phrases that are popular in regard to your sites niche or theme.

You may also need to rewrite your sites content so that you can get the right keyword phrases in your site without making it too commercial but light and informative. There are certain rules and guidelines to be followed with making your site’s content applicable and conducive to search engine optimization.

You will also need to collaborate with many other sites so that you can get link exchanges and page transfers. The more inbound and outbound traffics generated by sites among others are one of the components search engines uses to rank sites.

Try to search the internet for some useful tricks. Tips, guidelines and methods for search engine optimization are plentiful. Read as many articles as you can that will help you optimize your site in search engine results.

The more knowledge and information you gather, the better. This will all help you in getting those high rankings. This may require a little time and effort on your part, but the benefits will be astounding.

If you can part with some money, there are many sites on the internet that can help you in search engine optimization. There are many sites that help in tracking keyword phrases that can help your site.

There are also some content writers that have lots of experience in making good keyword laden content for your sites that have good quality.

Act now and see the benefits garner with search engine optimization. All of these will result in better traffic and more business for your site and company.

7 Ways To Increase Your Traffic Starting Yesterday

Internet. Business. Profit. To fully integrate all of these words into a successful merging you will need another word: Traffic. Every article you will find about making your site or company successful will always include the importance of generating traffic.

So, we all know that at the core of it all, traffic is the most essential thing for a successful internet-based business company.

 Aside from ensuring that you have a great product to sell, and you have your company’s internal organization well taken care of, it is now time to get to the nitty gritty of things, generating traffic.

If you already have a site and you don’t think that you’re getting the traffic that you deserve to be getting, then it’s time to reconsider your search engine marketing strategy.

If you are competing in these very competitive niches, you should always try to be a step ahead of your competition, increasing your traffic flow should have been done starting yesterday.

Timing is essential, that’s an old adage known to everyone. But with generating traffic, you should always be on your toes and be a day ahead of everyone else.

Never think of today and tomorrow as a starting point for making your site traffic laden, it should always have been done yesterday.

To help you out in generating more traffic for your site, here are seven sure-fire ways to increase your traffic starting  yesterday.

1) Invest in good advertising with search engines

Google’s Adwords and Yahoo’s Overture provide great advertising schemes that are very popular and assures great traffic. Although this sure-fire way to increase your traffic will cost some money.

While some would shy away from spending money to increase traffic, it is imperative in this case to do so because Adwords and Overture is a top way to increase your traffic.

You can see for yourself the success that these search engine advertising methods have reaped rewards for so many companies. Lots of sites feature these advertising system and many have signed up to reap the benefits.

Do not be left behind. Every penny is worth it using Google and Yahoo’s advertising.

2) Exchange or trade links with other sites

When exchanging links with other sites, both of you will benefit from the efforts both of you do to enhance your sites traffic. When one site features another sites link, they will provide one another with the traffic one site generates.

The efforts are doubly beneficial because it appears that both of you are working to generate more traffic. The more links traded with more sites, the more traffic can be expected.

3) Use Viral Marketing

Viral marketing allows you to spread the word about your company and product without any cost virtually, or low cost if any.

This is a marketing method that can be quite sneaky; you can attach your company’s name, product or link to a certain media such as a funny video, entertaining game, an interesting article or a gossip or buzz.

 With this method, people get infected with the creativity and entertainment of the medium that they will pass it on to many of their friends; the key is to know what is trending in your niche and jump on it as quickly as possible.

4) Search and use proper keywords or keyword phrases for your sites content

Search engines look for certain keywords (SEO Keywords) that they will show on their results page. In doing so, having the right keyword and keyword phrase is a high requirement in ranking high in the search engine results.

You could write your own content, or you can hire someone to do it for you.

5) Write articles that can lead traffic to your site

Submit articles to sites that contain the same content that your business deals in. If you sell car parts, write press releases and articles about cars and car parts.

 Attach your sites description and services at the end of the article as well as a link back to your site.

6) Join forums and form online communities

Capture a market and show your expertise and credibility. When you have built a solid foundation via your site, people will trust you and your business and will pass this on to others; word of mouth recommendations are very powerful!

Traffic will certainly increase because they know that you can provide what they need.

7) Lastly, offer newsletters

If a lot people know about you and your business and they share this  with others, you can find loyal traffic that will provide you with even more traffic by their recommendation.

Offering free newsletters packed with value may be shared among friends and this can lead them back to your site, and potentially a sale.

The key is to always overdeliver on everything you do and provide. Do this and the traffic will come as people begin to learn about you and your reputation, and this in turn will help to push your site up the rankings in the search engines, increasing traffic even more!

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