Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Ways To Gain More Orders to Sell More

Ways To Gain More Orders to sell more to have more profit and more customer

1. Automate your online business to save extra time for marketing and advertising. You could use auto-responders, time saving software, etc.

2. Host a free hall of fame or museum on your web site. It should be related to your target audience. It should attract people just like offline ones do.

3. Write your ideas on paper; bad and good ones. Don't get an idea and take the risk of forgetting it; it could be your future income or success.

4. Design your ad copy to target your visitors goals, dreams and desires. Allow your product to attract their emotional and physical needs.

5. Create a small treasure hunt. Allow people to get a discount on a product you sell if they find a certain graphic somewhere on your site.

6. Have visitors sign-up to receive free promotional merchandise. It can be hats, bumper stickers, cups, or anything with your web site print on it.

7. Increase your traffic by creating other web sites that relate to the latest new fad. You just advertise your main web site on your fad web sites.

8. Load your site with a wide variety of content. Your site will become known as an area of regular reference for many of your visitors.

9. Interview famous people that your visitors want to know more about. Publish the interview in article or audio format on your web site.

10. Tell people the purpose of your web site. When they visit a web site and have to figure out what it's about, they may get frustrated and leave soon.


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

High-Impact Viral Marketing Strategies

Viral Marketing is allowing people to giveaway and use your free product or service in order to multiply your marketing quickly over the internet. The idea behind viral marketing is that you include your ad with the freebie people giveaway or use. Below are ten high impact viral marketing strategies:

1. Allow people to reprint your articles on their web site, in their e-zine, newsletter, magazine or ebooks. Include your resource box and the option for article
reprints at the bottom of each article.

2. Allow people to use any of your freebies as free bonuses for products or services they sell. Include your ad on all your freebies.

3. Allow people to use your online discussion board for their own web site. Some people don't have one. Just include your banner ad at the top of the board.

4. Allow people to sign up for a free web site on your server. Since you are giving away the space, require them to include your banner ad at the top of the site.

5. Allow people to add their link to your free web site directory. Just require that they return a link back to your web site, advertising your directory.

6. Allow people to provide your free online service to their web site, visitors, or e-zine subscribers. They could be free e-mail, e-mail consulting, search engine submissions, etc.

7. Allow people to give away your free software. Just include your business advertisement inside the software program.

8. Allow people to give away your free web design graphics, fonts, templates, etc. Just include your ad on them or require people to link directly to your web site.

9. Allow people to place an advertisement in your free ebook if, in exchange, they give away the ebook to their web visitors or e-zine subscribers.

10. Allow people to give away your free ebook to their visitors. Then, their visitors will also give it away. This will just continue to spread your ad all over the internet.


Profit Boosters for Online Business

Following are the tips that will help in generating more sales and profits in online business and also attract more online customers.

1. Gain an advantage over your competition. You should find one benefit your competition doesn't offer and use it as your main selling point.

2. Design your e-zine so it creates multiple free advertising streams. Ask readers to forward it to people they know, offer ad trades, etc.

3. Allow your visitors to subscribe to an update e-zine. Anytime you make changes to your web site they can receive an informative e-mail.

4. Focus your articles on information the targeted readers and e-zine publishers want. They will get published more often, which means free publicity.

5. Use problems to attract online traffic. Find a common online problem and use your web site to solve it. People will visit and see your ads.

6. Have an informative FAQ page at your web site. Anticipate questions your prospects or visitors may have; this will help improve your sales ratio.

7. Improve your negotiation skills. This'll improve your business because you're always negotiating ad swaps, supply prices, joint ventures, wages, etc.

8. Beat your competition by giving away a similar product or service that they charge for. It could be add on products, warranties, servicing, etc.

9. Build a larger online community by giving your visitors bonuses for participating on your message boards or chat rooms. Try free products, ads, etc.

10. Instead of starting an affiliate program, start a referral program. Give people discounts and free products for referring people to your site.


Sunday, September 23, 2007

Mouth-Watering Email Subject Lines


24 IRRESISTIBLE EMAIL SUBJECT LINES that have proven their ability to grab attention, and then transform attention into interest, and interest into desire.

You can copy some of them exactly and use others as templates for your email marketing campaigns. If you`re feel extra creative, you can use these market-approved subject lines to light the fire under your Innovative Burner.

The following are 25 email subject lines that have gotten outstanding results in marketing campaigns for a broad spectrum of goods, products, and services. If they work for "Brand X," think how well they`re work for "Brand YOU."

1. Who really wants to be a(n) X ?

2. What do YOU want for Christmas?

3. You`ve got to see this ...

4. Doctors spill the beans ...

5. I goofed ...

6. You`re going to love this one

7. Special Pre-release Announcement

8. Here`s the answer you`ve been looking for

9. 3 minutes to greater X, X, and X

10. DISCOVERED! The secret to X

11. Urgent News

12. Still skeptical? Here`s why you should be!

13. Our loss is your gain

14. This is extremely urgent

15. I need your help ...

16. Check this out and let me know

17. Important notice from

18. Something that might interest you ...

19. Before you give up, here`s my suggestion

20. Open this before 7 p.m.

21. Make X work for you!

22. Seen this yet?

23. Sneak Peek at .com

24. Newsflash from

Use them in good (marketing) "health"!


Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Truth About Direct Email & Email Lists


How to protect yourself and your money from ineffective email lists. The safe-and-sound distribution techniques that will ensure that your message is always welcomed into a recipients` inbox, not his/her Trash Bin.

Safe Email Marketing

Safe email marketing in the direct marketing/Internet marketing world is called OPT-IN EMAIL MARKETING. This is an important term and one you need to commit to memory as a fundamental building block in successful marketing.

You`ve probably seen ads in trade magazines offering "Opt-in Email Lists." This is your best bet when conducting a direct email campaign. Opt-in lists help you identify people that are "pre-sold" when it comes to receiving offers in the mail. By opting-in to a list, they let you know that they`re eager to read about something new and beneficial.

Safe Email Marketing breaks down into these 2 categories:
-Paid Safe Lists
-Opt-In List Rentals


This is a twist on opt-in email marketing where you pay for the privilege of being able to send email to a list of other marketers who have done the same. A paid safe list can range in price from $2 and up.

The advantages: you don`t have to send the emails using your ISP and you won`t have to worry about spam complaints and disclaimers.


This type of list is similar to a standard "specialty" direct mail list. It`s targeted and aimed at people who are interested in what you have to offer.

Companies that offer list rentals usually collect millions of email addresses by advertising well-branded, popular products and services. Also they may offer no-cost newsletters and/or contests as a way to capture addresses.

Opt-in list rental companies ask interested people to fill out a form on their website. The forms gather as much info as possible, which allows the company to better categorize their email lists according to preferences by industry: gardening, bodybuilding, Internet marketing, etc.

Of course you`re going to pay more to rent this type of list, but you won`t find a better-targeted audience for your offer. These companies do the mailing for you, so you won`t have access to the names.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Truth About Direct Email & Email Lists


What you`re about to learn will save you time, money, and frustration.

The Truth About Direct Email & Email Lists - What`s Unsafe

Unsafe Email Marketing

Unsafe email marketing is a method many people foolishly try, thinking it will yield big money fast. When you send an UNSOLICITED EMAIL to someone -- when you invite yourself into someone`s emailbox without invitation or permission -- that`s called SPAM.

If the people receiving your messages have no interest in your offer, or they simply don`t know you and don`t want to know you, chances are they`re tossing your message into the trash bin and you`re tossing your marketing dollars down the toilet. Sending spam -- and that`s exactly how your unsolicited message will be reviewed, regardless of the value of your offer -- gives your business a black eye and damages your reputation...and the "kicker" is: it doesn`t` improve business!


Conducting a marketing campaign using BULK EMAIL will manifest the same results as spam.

You may have seen ads that say, "1000000 email addresses for only $29.95." Don`t fall for that. You`re only going to get spam complaints and your ISP connection may be shut down!

The reason for this is that most all of the bulk mail lists you see being advertised online are nothing but a list of email addresses that have been harvested from websites all over the Internet. These addresses and are then sold again and again as "targeted" bulk email.

WARNING: The only "target" here is your money! You MUST stay away from these bulk lists. They`re a waste. Remember that a list that`s advertised as "Targeted" is probably not accurate, reliable or safe.

If you were marketing a revolutionary new gardening tool, would you send 10000 direct mail pieces to names randomly snatched from the phonebook?

Or ...

Would it be wiser to send your offer a mailing list of people who have recently purchased gardening tools and products through mail order?


No legitimate business person would ever send thousands of emails to random people culled from the Internet. Bulk mailing is unprofessional and makes you look bad.

Bulk mailing can make your bottom line look bad, too. You want to do more than hit your target, you want to hit a bullseye on that target. Bulk lists aren`t the answer. When you do a direct email or direct mail campaign to a RESPECTABLE rental list, if the people on the list have never heard of you before (called a COLD LIST), statistically, you`re likely to get a .005% response or

Does this mean that email campaigns are doomed before they start? No at all. As long as you use emails that are safe, you won`t be sorry.

So keep your eyes peeled for your next lesson -- the SAFE way to Email


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Triggers That May Cause Email Filters To Delete Your Email

MARKETING STRATEGIES THAT EMPOWER SUCCESS - Triggers That May Cause Email Filters To Delete Your Email


Even though you may have the perfect marketing plan, along with the perfect email sales letter, you still have to overcome the obstacle of the dreaded spam filters. Spam filters are automatic and unrelenting, and what they do is irreversible. When your message is snatched up before it reaches your prospect`s inbox, it`s gone for good.

What an unfortunate fate for of all that beautiful sales copy! To keep from having your messages go down the drain, you need to know the words, phrases, and characters that will cause your email to be treated like it has The Plague -- isolated and left to die alone.

Trigger Words & Characters That May Cause Email Filters To Delete Your Email -or- How To Avoid Shooting Yourself in the Foot on the Internet

Foolish, short-sighted marketers have created a "crisis" in email in much the same way unscrupulous telemarketers gave THAT business a bad name. (There`s nothing wrong with telemarketing, per se, just with shady telemarketers and the ones who interrupt dinner!)

By sending millions upon millions of unsolicited messages, "bulk marketers" have turned consumers into enemies and their email boxes into barricaded fortresses with fortified perimeters. Utter the wrong word -- one of the "dreaded" TRIGGER WORDS that email filters know and hate -- and you`re wasting your time.

Your message will be deleted instantly and your carefully crafted offer -- with all those brilliant headlines and benefits, the terrific bonuses, the zero-risk guarantee, and the irresistible post-script...none of it will ever be read! What a waste.

THE HALLS OF JUSTICE: The U.s. Congress has even gotten in on the act (pardon the pun) of trying to cut down on the garbage truckloads of unsolicited email that`s flying through cyberspace. In 2003, the CAN SPAM Act became official, with laws that supercede state spam laws and fairly clearly spell out what is and is not acceptable and required when it comes to sending email.

So how can you ensure that your emails make "safe harbor" in a cold, cruel, and unwelcoming cyber-world? Good question.

The best way to help your message reach the eyes that you want to see them is to familiarize yourself with the TRIGGER WORDS AND CHARACTERS that activate filters and get your message a one-way ticket to the trash. Get to know them and then never use them.

Here`s the trick: JUNK AND ADULT CONTENT FILTERS work by looking for specific KEYWORDS, key phrases, and key characters (like the dollar symbol, for example). Filters check the To and From addresses for these keywords. Then they go hunting for those words in the subject line and the body of the message, or in a combination of the two to see what`s being used and over-used.


"Over-used" is an important part of the trigger word equation. A single use of the word "free" (as an example), probably won`t "raise an eyebrow" on a common filter. But use the word a dozen times and it`s "Goodbye Charlie."

To serve you better, an up-to-the-minute list of common "trigger" words and combinations that when used - or overused - activate spam
filters. Use this information to wrap your messages in a protective "force field" that even the most powerful filters will pass right over.

- First 8 characters of the From address are digits
- Subject contains "advertisement" or "adv"
- Body contains "money back"
- Body contains "cards accepted"
- Body contains "spam removal instructions"
- Body contains "extra income"
- Subject contains "!" AND Subject contains "$"
- Subject contains "!" AND Subject contains "free"
- Body contains ",000" AND Body contains "!!" AND Body contains "$"
- Body contains "Dear friend"
- Body contains "for free?"
- Body contains "for free!"
- Body contains "Guarantee" AND Body contains "satisfaction" OR "absolute"
- Body contains "more info" AND Body contains "visit " AND Body contains "$"
- Body contains "SPECIAL PROMOTION"
- Body contains "one-time mail"
- Subject contains "$$"
- Body contains "$$$"
- Body contains "order today"
- Body contains "order now!"
- Body contains "money-back guarantee"
- Body contains "100% satisfied"
- To address contains "friend@"
- To address contains "public@"
- To address contains "success@"
- From address contains "sales@"
- From address contains "success."
- From address contains "success@"
- From address contains "mail@"
- From address contains "@public"
- From address contains "@savvy"
- From address contains "profits@"
- From address contains "hello@"
- Body address contains " mlm"
- Body address contains "@mlm"
- Body address contains "///////////////"
- Body contains "check or money order"
- Body contains "click here" or "click below" (try using "visit here" instead)

It`s going to take a little more creativity on your part to write emails that won`t be deleted by filters. You`ll need to replace trigger words with equally effective non-trigger words. But don`t worry -- that`s why the Thesaurus was born!


Monday, September 17, 2007

Steps to Irresistible Email Copy Every Time

MARKETING STRATEGIES THAT EMPOWER SUCCESS - 8 Steps to Irresistible Email Copy Every Time


Before you sit down to write your email sales letter, you`ve got to determine exactly who your audience is. This is a master key to getting results from email marketing.

Ask yourself these questions:

- What do your prospects/customers want?
- What frustrates your prospects/customers most?
- Who else is selling something similar to you?
- Why should your prospects/customers believe you?
- Why should prospects/customers respond to you instead of someone else?
- What kind of appeals will your target market respond to?


Before an email can generate results, recipients need to open it. But what can you do to spark their interest and get their interest "motor" revved up?

Your SUBJECT LINE is the key.

There are four types of email formulas you can use as a guide in crafting your email. Each has a different PSYCHOLOGICAL APPEAL that works like magic on consumers.

Here`s an important "homework assignment": Write at least 25 SUBJECT LINES before you decide on which one to use. Take the best two and test them against each other in your marketing campaign. (Save the "losers" to use for other purposes or spruce up later.)


Sit down and write every conceivable benefit your product has. Don`t know the difference between features and benefits? Features describe the product; benefits describe the results of using the product. Features appeal to logic...logic justifies emotion... emotion drives sales.

Here`s a rule of thumb for benefits: ask yourself "What can my product or service do for my customer?" Then begin to write your letter telling your reader WHAT`S IN IT FOR THEM. Tell them how much better life will be for them after they buy from you. Tell them how much better they`ll feel. Tell them how their peers will respect them more.


When promoting anything to anybody, you must remember that buying decisions are based upon emotion and later backed up by logic. Before you write a single word, determine what emotional hot buttons you need to push to "jumpstart" your prospect.

Selling health supplements? Go for the "fear of illness" button with "A Natural Way to Save Your Eyesight." Selling political bumper stickers? Hit the "anger" button with: "Let the President Know What You Think of His Policies." Other buttons include: curiosity, greed, ego, vanity, hope, and/or fear of scarcity or security.


To convince people to buy your product or service, you must make them believe that your offer is credible and that you (or your product) will deliver as promised.

How do you do that? Here are three ways you can build credibility with the readers of your sales letter:

- Provide testimonials.
- Include endorsement letters from authority figures in your industry.
- Make your offer and promises sincere and believable.


Nowadays, trying to sell without some type of guarantee is a losing proposition. You`ve got to have one. And the stronger your guarantee, the better your response will be. And, believe it or not, although most people will NOT ask for a refund, they`ll trust your offer knowing that you stand behind it.

You can offer a 24-hour, 30-day, 60-day, 90-day, or even a full-year. And here`s an interesting fact: The longer the time period, the fewer returns you`ll have! It`s human nature to procrastinate, so the more time someone thinks they have to get a refund, the more they`ll put it off or forget about the refund altogether.


It happens all the time. Someone makes a fantastic sales presentation, and then doesn`t close the deal because he/she didn`t clearly ask for the order or made the process confusing rather than simple.

- From the Research Department: Statistics show that you need to ask for the order at least three times to close substantial sales. (Some studies put the number at 7!)

If you can, offer several ways for your prospects to order -- consumers love choice. It tells them, "You`re talking directly to me and meeting my unique needs." If you only offer one way to order, make it crystal clear how AND how easy it is. Describe it in detail and ask for the order. Then ask again.


It`s a well-known fact: Large blocks of copy are intimidating and will often send people running for the hills or at least the Delete button.

The solution? Break up paragraphs into two to four sentences. Use several subheadings throughout the email letter. And use asterisks, dashes, and ellipses (...) to give your copy more rhythm. Bullet points are excellent eye-catchers - use them whenever appropriate.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Using Email Autoresponders To Multiply Marketing Power

MARKETING STRATEGIES THAT EMPOWER SUCCESS - Using Autoresponders To Multiply Marketing Power & Save Time!

Introduce yourself to your new best friend -- the email autoresponder.

One of the best ways to cultivate new business and save hours of time is to use an email autoresponder. An email autoresponder gives you the ability to follow-up *automatically* on the email addresses you capture. Instead of wasting hours following up manually, you can let your autoresponder follow up while you do the things that you do best -- build your business...putter in the your kids around the house...catch up on your power-napping.

If you have an email autoresponder, I will show you how to make it super-effective. If you don`t have an email autoresponder, you have to have one in email marketing business.

Using Email Autoresponders To Multiply Marketing Power & Save Time!

An email autoresponder gives you the ability to send messages effortlessly for months on end. So if you captured an email address six months ago, your email autoresponder can repeatedly contact that person to offer your product or service.

WASH-RINSE-REPEAT: Repeat contact is a concept that top marketers first used effectively in the offline world. When you conduct a direct mail campaign, you send out message after message until it`s no longer cost-effective. This strategy yields a much higher response rate than with a one-shot mailing (typically just 1% or less).

-From the Research Labs: Research shows that, on average, A PROSPECT MUST BE CONTACTED SEVEN TIMES before you have any real chance at closing a sale.

BE IN THE TOP 10: If you apply this strategy to your Internet marketing campaigns, you`ll have a real edge over the competition. Remember: 90% of businesses do not follow-up with prospects!

1. THE "KILL OVERKILL" TECHNIQUE: You don`t want an email-inbox crammed with ads and sales letters, and neither does anyone else. Don`t send out sales letter after sales letter. Your messages will become an annoyance and the recipient will either unsubscribe or just delete the messages whenever they arrive.

By sending a series of sales letters SPACED APART BY 2-4 DAYS, you`ll keep your prospect aware of your business and develop credibility over time without being a pest.

2. THE "MY GIFT TO YOU" TECHNIQUE: Send freebies such as ebooks, info reports, newsletters, software, or even product samples. Many marketers use this
approach by offering a newsletter.

-Sneaky Salesmanship: Within the newsletter you have an excellent opportunity to plug your product with a few lines of irresistible copy.

With the soft sell approach, you can contact your prospect once or even twice a week with "valuable information" - which coincidentally mentions your product or service - without seeming like you`re over-selling. If you`re a vacuum cleaner distributor, for example, send a newsletter on allergies and dust mites, for example.

3. THEY`LL LEARN/YOU`LL EARN TECHNIQUE: Give away a valuable training course via email that has special appeal to your recipients! You can create a simple 3-day, 5-day, 7 day, or even longer course. And at the end of some of the course lessons you can add a few lines of copy plugging your product or service.

This, too, is a soft sell approach.

4. COMBO PLATTER TECHNIQUE: Use a variation of the hard sell, soft sell approach. Simply alternate your messages. A balance of 40% hard-sell
and 60% soft-sell is generally about right.


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Monday, September 10, 2007



Instead of getting tunnel-vision and only seeing the short-term goal of the right-now sale, remember that your email messages are an important way for you to build a RELATIONSHIP with a consumer based on your HONESTY AND SERVICE.

Although you want your prospect to buy, you shouldn`t immediately and constantly bombard the folks on your email list with nothing but sales pitches. You`re looking for a long-term, committed relationship. Be a person first and a salesperson second for the best results.


Your first few email sales letters may prove to be the most effective if they`re written in a warm, helpful, let`s-be-business-friends "voice."


In the off-line world, we`ve become accustomed to the fact that we hear literally thousands of messages each day. An online experience, on the other hand is still, for most people, closer to visiting "the library" or perhaps watching public television rather than tuning into the Home Shopping Network.

Most people are on the Internet looking for information - not waiting to be sold. People don`t want to be pitched to every day with a "you`d better buy it now" message.

So don`t be a salesperson. Be Miss Information (okay, Ms.Information definitely sounds better) or Mr. Answerman. After you become a trusted resource, it`s easy to become a trusted source.


Lasting relationships don`t happen overnight...they`re built over time. Your sales letters should be crafted in a way that slowly, but surely convinces your prospects that you`re someone with whom they`d like to do business. After you`ve laid a foundation -- made them happy with what you`ve given them as a gift, demonstrated your knowledge, etc. -- you`ll have plenty of time to build a case for buying from you.


Once your prospects have gotten to know you through your entire series of pre-written (but valuable) communications...after you`ve built trust in the relationship and gradually exposed consumers to the benefits of your product or can "graduate" them into your "real time" ezine list.

Obviously, you can`t include a time-dependent message in your pre-written letter series. People are opting in to your list 365 days a year and you can`t risk that they`ll receive a "Season`s Greetings" message in the middle of June.

BUT, when you`ve exhausted the appeal of your letter series, the people on your email list can become your ezine list. Then you can send a Valentine`s message in February, a "Happy Birthday, America" message in July, etc.


You can influence people when they know you, like you, and trust you. Ongoing timely communications means you can continue to build rapport with the people on your list, and you can be sure that if they TRUST you, they`ll be open to BUYING from you.


Sunday, September 9, 2007

MARKETING STRATEGIES - Harnessing the Power of Email Marketing

MARKETING STRATEGIES THAT EMPOWER SUCCESS - Harnessing the Power of Email Marketing

*A DIRECT MAIL PIECE costs about 40-cents in postage alone. (And then you have to factor in paper and printing costs.)

*A PHONE CALL can cost just as much - or more - than a direct mail piece.

*A PHONE CALL wastes time (and time is money) because you`ll spend precious minutes - sometimes hours or days - trying to contact the right person.

*A MESSAGE left on voice mail is almost always a waste of time, and therefore a waste of money.

Harnessing the Power of Email Marketing

Given the inherent problems with traditional marketing techniques, it`s important to master the BASIC STRATEGIES FOR INTEGRATING EMAIL into your overall campaign.

As I`ve just shown you, sending out an EMAIL CAN BE MUCH CHEAPER than other marketing methods. Proceed with caution, however. Email can also cost you a fortune -- in lost opportunities AND cold hard cash -- IF you don`t know the basics.

So that`s where we`re going to start.

First, always keep in mind that your "primary objective". the master key that unlocks your "Success Vault" in Internet Marketing is to build your mailing list - your EMAIL MAILING LIST. (Often referred to as your "In-house list.")

The addresses you collect are going to mean the difference between the middle-of-the-road results that Average Joe and Jane are achieving and the through-the-roof, over-the-top, to-the-moon-and-back MEGA-success that top online sellers achieve. (The difference really is that dramatic.) So don`t miss the boat: The time is NOW to start building your list of email addresses (prospects).

Pop Quiz: What`s the easiest way to convince people to give you their email address? (Answer: Offer an irresistible freebie with a sign-up form on your site or in a pop-up box, drive traffic to your site, and watch as people start entering their email address. Don`t have a freebie? Get a good one from the Empowerism treasure chest!)

Okay, so now you`re "in the groove". you`re capturing people`s emails like crazy. But if you`re just sitting there - well, you know the old saying, "Even if you`re on the right track, you`ll get run over if you just sit there."

So what next?

Let me take a moment from telling how to build your email list to remind you why. It`s been said that - YOU CAN GET RICH WITH AN EMAIL LIST OF JUST 1000 PEOPLE! Think about that. Then stop thinking and get going on new ways to capture and keep email addresses.


If you want to keep getting addresses, start giving stuff away! Give, give, and keep finding more things to give! And since you can`t send a TOASTER through email, why not give the far more valuable - and far more affordable for you - INFORMATION PRODUCTS, business tools, and expert advice - maybe even a no-cost/obligation email marketing course like this one!


You`ll want to have a series of letters already set up so that they can be "dripped" on your prospects on a regular basis. Send a message daily, every other day, or on whatever schedule suits you best, but make contact AT LEAST EVERY 7 DAYS.

If you`re not confident in your writing skills, you have two choices: you can hire a professional to write the letters for you or you can use a system already set up with letters to help you build your email list. (I suppose the third choice is to just give up and bury your heard in the sand, but that`s no way to make a million!)


Saturday, September 8, 2007

Wise Ways to Collect Email Addresses and Build Your

MARKETING STRATEGIES THAT EMPOWER SUCCESS - Wise Ways to Collect Email Addresses and Build YourMailing List

Have you been enjoying your journey to email marketing success? Better still, have you moved into the fast lane and started to put some of what you`ve learned into action?

If the answer is "yes" -- congratulations. Okay, enough motivation and inspiration.

If you`re wondering why you need emails, there`s a key point to remember: your whole objective must be to BUILD A LARGE EMAIL LIST of prospects and customers. Once you have an email list, you can begin to make SERIOUS MONEY

So how do you capture email addresses?

Following are the wise ways to collect Email Addresses and build your Mailing List

1 - OFFER A FREEBIE: You have to give in order to get. If you want people to offer up their email address, you`re going to have to offer up an incentive. Nothing works better than something that`s complimentary (you spell that F-R-E-E). You can give away no-cost reports, books, software, or even sample pages of a book.

2 - USE POP-UPS: Pop-ups are one of the most common methods you can use to capture email addresses and build your email list quickly and with ease. Simply construct a web page containing code for a form and set the page to open (pop up) when visitors ENTER OR EXIT your site.

Make sure the pop-up offer is something that`s valuable enough to motivate visitors to take time to give you their contact information. Your offer can be a complimentary
report, download, or ebook that arrives instantly through your autoresponder to their email inbox when they give you their email.

3 - USE POSTCARDS: If you have a mailing list that contains snail mail (street) addresses, convert it into an email list by sending out a postcard and inviting people to VISIT YOUR WEBSITE to receive a gift of some kind -- a report, a discount coupon, etc. Visitors don`t have to pay in order to receive their gifts, they simply need to enter an email address.

4 - SUBSCRIBER BOX ON EVERY PAGE: This is a clever trick that so many people overlook. Put a RESPONSE FORM ON EVERY PAGE of your website offering a newsletter or other freebie. This will increase the number of email addresses you capture exponentially.

Why? When search engines index the pages of your website, a visitor may come directly to a page other than your home page. If you only have a subscriber box on your home page, you`re missing the boat, not to mention the thousands of visitors who bypass your homepage.

5 - CONTESTS: Contests very often prove to be a good way to generate traffic and buzz for your business. Create a contest and put a form on your site or in a pop-up box. The entry "fee" is their email address.

6 - DISPLAY YOUR AUTORESPONDER ADDRESS: Most people give their website link when they place solo ads, ezine ads, or other marketing messages. To be one step ahead of the game in collecting email addresses, LIST YOUR AUTORESPONDER ADDRESS instead of your URL. This way you can capture email address and funnel them into your follow-up sales letters.

7 - JUST ASK: If you`re chatting with a prospect on the phone or a potential customer stops by your place of business, don`t be shy: ask for an email address or business card (which usually includes their email address).

Okay, you know what you know what you need. It`s time for you to set your traps and CAPTURE THOSE EMAILS!


Friday, September 7, 2007


It`s an old, old saying, but it`s true: you only have one chance to make a good first impression. And in email, the first impression is always visual -- a consumer LOOKS/SEES before he/she READS.

Imagine walking by a grotesquely garish storefront with all kinds of things hanging off the front porch, every floor painted a different color, and odd music playing through loudspeakers. Would you want to walk in the front door? No way! You`d assume that the owner is a kook, at best, or a deranged axe murderer, at worst.

Did you ever have an ugly looking email land in your mailbox? You know what I`m talking about: an orange background and yellow borders, multi-colored text in all sizes from gigantic to microscopic, a message that looks like it was created by a crazed six-year-old? If you did, I bet you didn`t feel the urge to read it. You probably just wanted to delete it as quickly as possible.

PUT OUT THE WELCOME MAT: You want your email message to be friendly and inviting, not bizarre and scary. The suggestions below and they`re just suggestions, not hard and fast rules, will go a long way towards making recipients` eyes say "come on in!" to your message.


-DON`T use COLOR fonts in your message. (Leave that to junior high girls who want to write about Britney and Justin)

-DO use BLACK TEXT ON A WHITE BACKGROUND. (When you`re "speaking" in black-and-white, people will give their full attention to your message without being distracted by your color scheme.)

-DON`T use UNCOMMON FONTS. (If someone`s system doesn`t recognize the font you`ve selected, they could see gibberish instead of your brilliant message).

-DO use the email marketers` FAVORITE FONTS: Arial, Times New Roman, and Courier New

And please.

-DON`T use flashing buttons or banners in your email! (Your prospects have undoubtedly gotten their fill of "bells and whistles" when they`ve surfed the Internet. They don`t need more from you.)


An "email hyperlink" is just techno-talk for a link in your email to a website, or email address. Sounds simple enough, and it is -- unless you try to contact a prospect on AOL who may not be able to receive "clickable" links.

Don`t worry. There`s a "fix" for this: simply type mailto: in front of your email address (no space in between, and include the : )


Today, it`s common practice on the Internet to tell people about your product or service with a SIGNATURE TAG, which is 3-6 lines of text (usually) that is automatically added to every message you send.

If you`d like to add a tag to your messages, simply open your email program. Find the SIGNATURES TAB (located in the TOOLS/OPTIONS menu in Outlook Express). Follow the (simple) instructions for creating a sig file. Easy as pie...and the results will amaze you.


Thursday, September 6, 2007


Hi Everybody,

MARKETING STRATEGIES THAT EMPOWER SUCCESS - "Essential Rules for Effective Email Marketing"

If you want an email campaign to succeed, you don`t want to offend anyone when sending your messages. Turn off a consumer with your email and you can be sure they`ll tune out your message. Don`t let this happen to you!

A message that earns respect makes sales. That`s why our first topic for discussion is email etiquette. (Later in the course, we`ll talk more about how to write an email sales letter.)

Train yourself to always -- and I mean ALWAYS -- stick to the rules below when crafting your email message.


Whenever you write an email, always format the lines so that they`re 65 characters, or less, across. To do this, you may need to do a "hard return" by hitting "Enter" at the end of the line.

Wondering why to limit your lines to just 65 characters? (Good question! It shows you`re thinking.) There are two easons that "less is more":

- The first thing to remember is that looking at a computer screen for a long time causes EYE FATIGUE for many readers. The shorter span of characters across the screen makes reading easier and more appealing to the recipient of your email message.

- The other reason to go short instead of long is this: some email clients AUTOMATICALLY ENFORCE LINE-WRAPPING at 60-65 characters on received messages. If your email is wrapped at 70, the content will arrive all "chopped up." This makes it unattractive...and worse - unappealing.


How many times have you changed the TV channel to avoid listening to a screaming car salesperson? No one likes a screaming salesperson...and no one likes a "screaming" email message, either. Odds are, when someone has over-amped the volume of their message by using too many capital letters (not to mention too many exclamation points and other punctuation) - you`re going to be turned off.

On the Internet, email messages written in all caps are considered yelling. It`s okay to write some sentences and some words in all caps, but don`t go overboard.

RULE 3 - WATCH YOUR Ps & Qs (Spelling and Grammar)

Would you be influenced by an email selling you something that had noticeable spelling and grammar mistakes? Sure you would...and the influence would be negative, not positive! When a consumer reads a sales message that`s filled with
errors, they think to themselves, "Good grief, this person doesn`t even take the time to get his emails right. His product is probably the same quality as his emails."

When you`re in business, YOUR IMAGE IS YOUR REPUTATION and your reputation is the reason people buy from you or the guy down the block. It`s essential that you create an image of INTEGRITY, CREDIBILITY, and HONESTY in the mind of your prospects. Sending emails filled with errors doesn`t hurt your professional destroys it. (Ouch!)

Warm Regards,

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Ways To Get New Product Ideas And Product Innovation

Hi Everybody,

1. Solve an existing problem for people. There are thousands of problems in the world. Create a product that can provide a solution to one of those problems.

2. Find out what's the current hot trend. You can find out what the new trends are by watching TV, reading magazines and surfing the net. Just create a product that's related to the current hot trend.

3. Improve a product that is already on the market. You see products at home, in ads, at stores etc. Just take a product that's already out there and improve it.

4. Create a new niche for a current product. You can set yourself apart from your competition by creating a niche. Your product could be faster, bigger, smaller, or quicker than you competitor's product.

5. Add on to an existing product. You could package your current product with other related products. For example, you could package a football with a team jersey and football cards.

6. Reincarnate an older product. Maybe you have a book that's out of print and is no longer being sold. You could change the title, design a new front cover, and bring some of the old content up to date.

7. Ask your current customers. You could contact some of your existing customers by phone or e-mail and ask them what kind of new products they would like to see on the market.

8. Combine two or more products together to create a new one. For example, you could take a brief case and add a thermos compartment inside to keep a drink hot or cold.

9. Survey the people who visit your web site. You could post a survey or questionnaire on your web site. Ask visitors what kind of products they would like to see on the market.

10. You could create a new market for your existingproduct. For example, if you're selling plastic bottles to a pop company, you could turn around and sell those bottles to a fruit drink company.

Quote of the Day: "...if we are willing to abandon our usual coercive tactics and approach our problems sideways and kitty-corner we stand a good chance of finding our way through some interesting gates." -- Eloise Ristad

Warm regards,

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Ways To Erupt Your Sales Like A Volcano

Hi Everybody,

1. Save time and money using ad submitters. You will reach a larger part of your target audience far more quickly than by manually submitting your ad.

2. Create a good first impression. You will not be able to sell very many products if your visitors think your web site looks unprofessional.

3. Stop procrastinating and start finishing all your business tasks. Do one at a time. Do not get caught up thinking that you can never get them all done.

4. Develop a relationship with all your visitors and customers. Tell them how much you appreciate them visiting your web site or buying your product.

5. Hire a business coach to help improve yourself and business. They could help increase your sales, motivate you, balance your workload, etc.

6. Stay away from being too comfortable with your income or life. You should always be making new goals for yourself and developing new sales ideas.

7. Stay away from becoming a workaholic. Your mind needs time away from your business life. This will help your brain think clearly while working.

8. Create and follow short/long term goals for your business. The short goals can create early success and the long term goals can create future success.

9. Look for different ways to prove your business and products to your audience. You could collect testimonials, hold surveys, do scientific tests, etc.

10. Try new business ideas and strategies. Do not be afraid of changing what you're doing. You could try out technology, advertising, marketing, etc.

Quote of the Day: "Those things that hurt, instruct." -- Ben Franklin

Warm regards,

Monday, September 3, 2007

Ways To Create A Popular Online Community

Hi Everybody,

An online community could be a chat room, e-mail discussion list, discussion forum or other technologies that allow groups of people to communicate at your web site. When you have a popular online community it will increase your traffic and sales. Below are ways to attract people to participate in your online community.

1. Tell your visitors that you post a new, free offer every day, week or month in your online community. The free offers should be attractive to your target audience.

2. Regularly schedule experts or famous guests to participate in your online community. You could design it to be a virtual class or a question/answer session.

3. Post testimonials on your web site from people that have participated in your online community. The testimonials could be about what people have learned or liked while participating in it.

4. Don't allow blatant ads in your online communities. If people decide to visit your online community and see a ton of ads they most likely won't be back.

5. Post all the benefits of participating in your online community on your web site. You could write it like you're writing an ad for a product you're selling.

6. Submit your chat room, e-mail discussion list or discussion board to online community directories. You can find them by typing "the community type" with the word "directory" in any search engine.

7. Create an e-zine just for people who participate in your online community. Allow them to subscribe for free. When they receive each issue, it will remind them to come back and participate in your community.

8. You (the owner of the online community) should participate regularly. Post information that will benefit the other people. This will show them you care about your online community members.

9. Have plenty of people to monitor your online community. They could remove postings that turn away people like profanity, spam and other off-subject postings.

10. Your online community should contain user friendly features, like a search option for archived discussions, easy posting or chatting options, email updates or digests, etc.

Quote of the Day: "If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go." -- Bonaro W. Overstreet

Warm regards,

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Ways To Catapult Your Sales

Hi Everybody,

1. Swap endorsement advertisements with other web sites. Endorsement ads usually pull more sales and traffic than regular advertisements.

2. Outsource part of your workload to save time and money. You can spend more of your time and money promoting your business.

3. Include a signature file on all the e-mails you send out. Provide your business name, phone number, e-mail and web address,etc.

4. Use pictures or graphics on your web site that support the product you're selling. They could give your visitors a clearer vision of your product.

5. Create a friendly, long term relationship with all your customers. Practice good customer service and follow-up with them on a regular basis.

6. Create strategic alliances with other web sites. You could exchange banner ads, sell each other's products as backend products, cross promote, etc.

7. Increase the perceived value of your product to skyrocket your sales. Add on free bonuses, after-sale services or an affiliate program.

8. Give customers a discount on their total order to increase sales. You could give them a discount for ordering over a set dollar or product amount.

9. Allow your visitors to reprint the content on your web site. Just ask them in exchange to include your resource box and a link to your site.

10. Provide a free contest or sweepstakes at your web site. It's a fact, people like to win things. If you can fulfill that need, people will visit.

Quote of the Day: "Whenever words fly up at me from a printed page as I read, I intercept them instantly, knowing they are for me. I turn them over carefully in my mind and cling to them hard." -- David Grayson

Warm regards,

Friday, August 31, 2007

Ways To Amplify Your Orders

Hi Everybody,

1. Think of ways to get your site or business on the the news. You could sponsor a fundraiser, break a world record, hold a major event, etc.

2. Hold a contest on your web site. Give other web sites the option of offering it to their visitors. This'll multiply your advertising all over the internet.

3. Tell your potential customers that your ordering system is highly secure. Also, reassure them that you take every effort to protect them.

4. Carry business cards with you wherever you go. Have your web address printed on them. You can hand them out to anyone you meet.

5. Contact national radio stations to ask them if they are looking for guest speakers. Tell them your area of expertise; maybe they'll book you for a show.

6. Join clubs related to your area of business. You could trade leads with other businesses. Learn new ways to run your business and sell your products.

7. Think of a domain name for your web site that's easy to remember. If you can't find a good one left, use your actual birth name.

8. Position your web site at the top of pay-per-click search engines. You will only pay your set amount for each click through you get to your web site.

9. Allow your visitors or customers to increase your traffic or sales. Ask them how you can improve your business, web site or product.

10. Team-up with other e-zines that have the same target audience. Combine subscriber bases and then publish one e-zine together to increase subscribers.

Quote of the Day: "Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes." -- Benjamin Disraeli

Warm regards,

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ways Outsourcing Can Help Grow Your Business

Hi Everybody,

Outsourcing is when you hire outside professionals or services to take on part of your business workload. You may want to outsource part of your work because you don't have the room, you need an expert, you have periodic busy periods, or you need more production to get orders out on time, etc. The following are ways outsourcing can save your business time and money.

1. You won't have to take the time to train employees. This will allow you to spend more time working on your marketing and advertising campaign.

2. You won't have to do time consuming tasks like adding on new equipment or learning new software to complete certain tasks. This will allow you to spend more time testing your advertisements.

3. You won't have to interview employee candidates. This will allow you to spend more time improving your customer service, in return you will get more repeat purchases.

4. You won't have to fill out all the employee paper work like tax forms, scheduling, retirement plans, etc. This will allow you to spend more time developing new products.

5. You won't have to buy extra office or work space to complete certain tasks. You can use all the money you save on other business expenses.

6. You won't have spend money on employee costs like taxes, medical, vacation time, holidays, workers comp., unemployment costs, etc. (These may vary depending on
which country you do business in.)

7. You can speed up you order and delivery system with the extra help. Your customers will appreciate the fast service and you'll have a higher chance that they will buy from you again.

8. You could expand your market share by becoming a middleman and offering your subcontractors products or services. This will increase your business profits and give you multiple income streams.

9. You can take on extra or large orders your business couldn't handle before. This will expand your market share and you could also offer to take the work your competition can't handle.

10. You could get end up receiving orders from your subcontractors. Your subcontractors may also tell other people about your business.

Quote of the Day: "I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable
ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor." -- Henry David Thoreau

Warm regards,

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Upsell Strategies That Will Increase Your Profits & Customers

Hi Everybody,

As you know it can be very expensive to attract new customers. You can cut down on those expenses by "upselling" to those new customers. For example, let's say you're selling a computer with a 15" monitor for $1250. You tell people they can upgrade to a 17"
monitor for only $150 more. That's upselling! Your goal is to get more money out of the first sale. Below are ten upselling strategies you can use to increase your profits.

1. Deluxe Upsell-You could sell a basic product and tell people for a little more money they can receive the deluxe edition.

2. Money Upsell-You could offer people the rights to sell the product they are buying from your business. You could charge an extra $25 dollars to get the reproduction rights.

3. Discount Upsell-If you're selling a product people may order again in the future like shave gel, you could offer them a second can of shave gel at a discount.

4. Time Upsell-If you're selling a product or service people subscribe to, like a magazine, you could tell them if they subscribe for two years instead of one, they can receive it half off the cover price.

5. Quantity Upsell-This is similar to the discount upsell. The only difference is you increase the discount by how many products they order. If they order 3 it's a 10% discount, if they order 5 it's a 15% discount.

6. Package Upsell-When you're selling a product you could offer similar products in a package deal. Tell the people the other products are cheaper with the package deal versus purchasing them separately.

7. Affiliate Upsell-When you're selling a product you could offer someone else's product as an upsell. You would have to make a commission on the product in order to profit.

8. Free Upsell-You could offer a free sample or trial of your product (your first sale would be free) and then tell people if they order the full version right now they will get a discount.

9. Extra Upsell-There are many things you could charge extra for at the time of sale. It could be gift wrapping, imprinting, custom designs, etc.

10. Extended Upsell-If your product comes with a warranty, you could ask people if they would like to extend the warranty one more year for only $35.

In conclusion, you can use one or all these strategies to increase your profits at the point of sale. Don't be afraid to use your imagination to come up with other upsell strategies.

Quote of the Day: "Knowledge is more than equivalent to force." -- Samuel Johnson

Warm regards,

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Ways To Intensify Your Sales

Hi Everybody,

1. Team-up with your weaker competitors to beat your stronger competitors. You can create win/win joint venture and cross promotion deals with them.

2. Design your site so it will be worth bookmarking. Your visitors will bookmark your web site if it's full of free original content like articles, ebooks, etc.

3. Offer your customers back-end products. It is easier to sell to existing customers. If you do not have a back-end product, join an affiliate program.

4. Increase the perceived value of your product. You could offer an affiliate program, give away free bonuses or use famous endorsements on your ad.

5. Remind your visitors to promote your web site. Use phrases like; "Refer This Our Web Site To A Friend" or "Link To Our Web Site".

6. Make your testimonials more powerful. You can include pictures, hand written signatures and contact information with each testimonial.

7. Up-sell to all your customers. You could sell add-on products, deluxe products, extra parts, related products, add-on services, etc.

8. Place your ad in targeted e-zines. Ask the owner if you could place your ad in a higher position in exchange for a percentage of the ad's profits.

9. Use permission marketing to increase your sales. You simply ask people to sign-up to your e-mailing list. They'll already be interested in messages or ads.

10. Provide a privacy statement and all your contact information on every page of your web site. This'll persuade your visitors and prospects to trust you.

Quote of the Day: "In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him, and in that I am his pupil." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Warm regards,

Friday, August 10, 2007

Things You Should Know Before You Bid On A Business Product From An Online Auction

Hi Everybody,

1. Know the value of the product before you bid. If the product is brand new, check to see what price retailers are charging for it. If the product is used or reconditioned, you will want to pay way less than the retail value.

2. If the product's description or picture isn't detailed enough for you, contact the merchant to get more information before you bid. You don't want to take a chance to waste your hard earned money.

3. Know the highest price you will bid for the product and stick with it. Don't get caught up in a bidding war; you may end up paying more than the product's worth.Don't forget to add in the shipping price with your bid.

4. Visit a few online auctions before bidding because some merchants auction the same product in many auctions. You usually can purchase the product for a lower price in a unpopular auction because there are less bidders.

5. Know the time the auction begins and ends. You also want to know how long it will take to ship. If you need the product by a certain date, you'll want to estimate the time it will take to receive it.

6. Know the payment options the merchant accepts before you bid on their product. If they only accept checks or money orders, it may take even longer to get the product because the payment has to clear. If they accept credit cards make sure they have a secure server.

7. Know if the merchant offers a warranty or money back guarantee or before bidding on a product. You don't want to get stuck with a product that does not work or you're not satisfied with.

8. Online auctions will, sometimes, allow you to check the merchants history with their auction. Check to see if people have complained about the their products or business practices before you decide to bid.

9. It's important to place a bid early in the auction to show other bidders you are interested in the product. If someone does out bid you, don't be afraid to out bid them. Remember not to go over your maximum bid price.

10. Another reason to know when the auction ends; you can place a last minute bid. The other bidders may not be keeping track of when the auction ends or may not have the time to bid again.

Quote of the Day: "There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power that resides in him is new in Nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Warm regards,

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Strategic Ways To Maximize Your Profits

Hi Everybody,

1. Tell people the point or focus of your web site. Explain to them what things they can do or which goals they can accomplish while visiting your site.

2. Make your visitors feel comfortable at your website. Give them your main business address, your visitors may not trust you if you're using a P.O. box.

3. Include a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) on your web site or via e-mail on an auto responder. This will give your customers an extra convenience without having to contact you.

4. Buy advertising space on discussion board websites. They are usually arranged by subject; that makes them highly targeted.

5. Start a free e-mail newsletter to create your own opt in list. Create a title that grabs readers attention.Submit it to free e-zine directories on the internet.

6. Record all your new promotion ideas into an idea journal, good or bad. Sometimes you can combine ideas to create new ones to increase your sales.

7. Convert your web site and free e-mail news letter into different languages. This will increase your over-all target market.

8. Make your classified ads stand out in a crowd. Use all capitol letters in the headline, divide letterswith extra spaces, add in text symbols, etc.

9. Remember your customer is always right, evenif they are not. Resolve all conflicts quickly andpainlessly. They are the lifeblood of your business.

10. Create a bond with your visitors by bringing uplikes or dislikes you have in common with them inyour ad copy. Just make sure you do your research.

Quote of the Day: "There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off." -- Proverbs

Warm regards,

Monday, July 30, 2007

Sizzling Ways To Improve Your Ad Copy

Hi Everybody,

Guidelines for improving your ad copy. So that it can grab attention of your customer and help you increase your sales & profit.

1. You could decrease or increase the length of your ad copy. There is no rule on how long your ad copy should be unless space is a consideration. The ad should be long enough to sell your product.

2. You could add some sub headlines on your ad copy. Sub headlines act just like headlines; they grab the reader’s attention. They'll keep the readers interested as they continue to read your ad.

3. You could ask your reader questions through out the ad copy. They will answer the questions in their own head as they read your ad copy. The questions you ask should persuade the reader into buying.

4. You could highlight keywords through out your ad copy. The keywords should be attractive to your target audience. You could highlight them with color, underlines, italics, etc.

5. You could bullet or indent your benefits on your ad copy. Must people won't read a whole ad copy, so make your products benefits standout and you won't lose the sales from all the skimmers.

6. You could change the size of your text on your ad copy. You want to make your text large enough so it's not hard to read. You also want your headline and major points to be larger so they will standout.

7. You could raise or lower the price on your ad copy. A higher price could increase the perceived value of your product and a lower price could lesson your product's value.

8. You could add proof of results on your ad copy. You should include testimonials, endorsements, and factual statistics to prove your product's claims.

9. You could add special offers on your ad copy. It's usually easier to sell the offer than the product. You could use discounts, free bonuses, volume sales, etc.

10. You could eliminate the hard-to-understand jargon on your ad copy. Unless your product calls for technical words, you want your ad to be read without people pulling out a dictionary.

Quote of the Day: "We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting." -- Samuel Johnson

Warm regards,

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Sizzling Ways To Ignite Your Profits

Hi Everybody,

1. Create a memorable logo and slogan to brandyour business on the internet. When they see your slogan or logo it will remind them of your business.

2. Multiply your marketing all over the internet by creating free bonuses for other business' products. You just include your ad somewhere on the bonus.

3. Offer to buy advertising space inside electronic products like ebooks, software, subscription sites, etc. It will be cheaper than print insert ads.

4. Increase your sales by adjusting your productor service to attract other target audiences. This may mean redesigning or adding on to it.

5. Test the prices of your product or service. You may increase the perceived value by raising your price and a lower price may decrease your sales.

6. Use your product's features to support all of your benefits. Just because benefits are more important, don't forget to list the features.

7. Market yourself or business as an expert. Most people have been told throughout their life to trust and respect the authoritative figures in society.

8. Train yourself and your employees to be polite to all your customers, even if they're shouting Solve their problem quickly and it may even turn into a sale.

9. Give your visitors a good impression when they first visit your web site. Don't make the first thing they see at the top of your home page a banner ad.

10. Join online business associations. Most will give you a membership graphic to put on your web site which will give your business extra credibility.

Quote of the Day: "Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would, without this comfort, be insupportable." -- Samuel Johnson

Warm regards,

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sizzling Offers That Sell Like Crazy

Hi Everybody,

One of the best way to increase your sales is to offer your potential customers a special offer. It could be trial offers, discounts, purchase awards, etc. Below are ten sizzling offers you could use to sell your products like crazy.

1. You could offer your potential customers a free sample of your product. If the sample proves what you claim, there is a high chance they will buy it.

2. You could give your potential customers a free trial of your product or service. Tell them you won't bill them for 30 days.

3. You could offer your potential customers a rebate after they buy your product or service. They will feel they are getting a good deal.

4. You could offer your potential customers a monthly payment plan. Tell them they can pay for your product or service with three or more easy monthly payments.

5. You could reward your potential customers if they buy a specific number of products. Tell them if they buy 3 or more products, they will get one free.

6. You could reward your potential customers if they spend over a specific dollar amount. Tell them if they spend over $100, they get a 10% discount.

7. You could hold a holiday sale for your potential customers. Tell them everything on your web site is discounted up to 50% on Thanks giving Day.

8. You could hold a buy one get one free sale for your potential customers. Tell them if they buy one product,they get another product for free at the same value.

9. You could hold a special $1 sale for your potential customers. They'll come to your web site to buy your product for only a dollar, but may buy other products.

10. You could offer your potential customers a bonus coupon when they buy one of your products. It could be a coupon for another product you sell.

Quote of the Day: "Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords." -- Samuel Johnson

Warm regards,

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Shocking Ways To Super-Charge Your Sales

Hi Everybody,

1. Test different web site color themes to see which combination will sell your product better. You can also test the size and style of your web site text.

2. Promise your readers an end result or outcome in your ad. You must give them a solid guarantee that your product will solve their problem.

3. Never assume people believe the information in your ad copy. You need to back-up all your claims with indisputable evidence.

4. Give your customers free shipping. If you can't afford that, you can give free shipping to customers that buy over a certain dollar amount to raise profits.

5. Test your web site regularly for ordering glitches, bad links, broken graphics, etc. Those types of errors will make your business look unprofessional.

6. Use free advertising as much as possible. Test a wide variety of free advertising options like banner and link exchanges, classifieds, newsgroups, etc.

7. Build credibility for your business by publishing an e-zine and writing articles. Your customers and prospects will see you as an expert and trust you.

8. Answer all your e-mail messages as quickly aspossible. Nothing will loose a sale quicker than not responding to a prospect in time.

9. Build a professional looking web site even if you have a small budget. You could use free graphics, designs, list servers, and other tools offered online.

10. Enter to win awards for your web site. When you display the award graphics on your web site it will increase your credibility and professionalism.

Quote of the Day:"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Warm regards,

Friday, July 20, 2007

Shocking Ways To Energize Your Sales

Hi Everybody,

1. Start your own internet radio station. It could be related to the theme of your web site and you could advertise your products over the station.

2. Turn your banner ad into a trivia question. Post the question on the banner and tell readers they can win a prize if they answer the question at your site.

3. Motivate people to buy your product. Tell them a lot of positive things like "You can now reach your goals and change your life if you buy our product".

4. Get your sales letters and web site evaluated for free. Visit business discussion boards and ask other discussion participants to evaluated them.

5. Get your products or services evaluated for free.You can give your product for free in exchange for evaluations and even testimonials.

6. Keep your loyal customers happy because they are your future profits. Give them discounts and free gifts as often as possible.

7. Clone your advertisements all over the internet by allowing your visitors to give your online freebies away. Just include your ad somewhere inside it.

8. Make it easy for your affiliates to make sales. Give them proven ads to use, make it easy for prospects to order and provide helpful affiliate stats.

9. Persuade e-zine publishers or webmasters to run your ad for free. Just allow them to join your affiliate program and earn commission on the sales.

10. Make your products sell quickly by adding a ton of bonuses. You could get the free bonuses for little or no cost buy joint venturing with other businesses.

Quote of the Day: "No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown." -- William Penn Warm regards,

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Reasons To Form A Strategic Business Alliance

Hi Everybody,

A strategic alliance is when two or more businesses join together for a set period of time. The businesses, usually, are not in direct competition, but have similar products or services that are directed toward the same target audience. Below are ten reasons to create a strategic alliance.

1. You could offer your customers a larger variety of products or services. This will allow you to spend less time and money developing new products to sell.

2. Your number of sales people will increase because you're combining with other business. You won't have to spend time and money hiring new employees.

3. Your marketing and advertising budget will increase. When you form a strategic alliance with other businesses you both will share the advertising and marketing costs.

4. You can now offer your existing customers more back-end and upsell products. This will increase your sales and profits.

5. Your business will gain a larger number of skilled people working on the same project. You will gain the knowledge of the other businesses employees.

6. You will be able to beat your competition by selling to a larger target audience. You will also increase the total number of existing customers you can sell your products and services to.

7. You can exchange endorsements with your alliance partners. You'll add more credibility to your business and gain your potential customers trust to buy.

8. You can expand your business more rapidly. You can develop new products and services faster with a larger work force.

9. You'll be able to solve your customer's problems faster with a larger base of customer service people. You'll also learn new ways to improve your customer service from your alliance partners.

10. You'll have a larger number of "strategic thinking"people. This will allow both businesses to come up with profitable business ideas quicker than before.

Quote of the Day:"A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities." -- Charles de Gaulle

Warm regards,

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Why People Don't Visit Your Web Site

Hi Everybody,

1. You don't offer free original content. It's important to give your visitors information they can't find any-where else. If you're the only source for a certain type of information, people will flock to your web site.

2. You don't offer free software. Most people like to find good deals on software for their computers. If the software is free, that is even better.

3. You don't offer a free contest or sweepstakes. It's a fact, people like to win things. If you can fulfill that need, people will stop by to visit.

4. You don't offer a free directory. Create a directoryof web sites on a particular topic that is related to your target audience. People will visit because they will find what they're looking for, all in one place.

5. You don't offer a free e-zine. Most people love to get free information that they're interested in emailed to them on a regular basis. This saves them time and money.

6. You don't offer a free community. People like to have a place were they can have discussions with others on a particular subject. You could add a chat room or message board to your web site.

7. You don't offer a free affiliate program. One of people's basic needs to survive is money. When you offer them a free opportunity to make money they'll line up to visit your web site.

8. You don't offer a free online utility. When you offer a utility that can solve a problem, people will visit yourweb site. The utility could be a free autoresponder, e-mail account, search engine submission, etc.

9. You don't offer free current information. Supply news stories related to your web site. People want up-to-date news on the topics they are interested in.They will also be interested in visiting your web site.

10. You don't offer free samples of your productor service. Have you ever been to a store and you jumped at the chance to get a free sample of food? This same concept will also attract people to visit your web site.

Quote of the Day: "Tis easy enough to be pleasant, when life flows like a song. But the man worthwhile is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong." -- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Warm regards,


Reasons Why People Don't Buy From You

Hi Everybody,

1. You don't make people feel safe when they order. Remind people that they are ordering through a secure server having no chances of fraud. Tell them you won't sell their e-mail addressand all their information will be kept confidential.

2. You don't make your ad copy attractive. Your ad lists features instead of benefits. The headline does not attract at your target audience. You don't list any testimonials or guarantees included in your ad.

3. You don't remind people to come back and visit. People usually don't purchase the first time they visit. The more times they visit your site, the greater the chance they will buy. The most effective way is to give them a free subscription to your e-zine or through RSS Feed.

4. You don't let people know anything about yourbusiness. They will feel more comfortable if they know who they are buying from. Publish a section called "About Us" on your web site. Include your business history, profile of employees, contact information etc, so that a trust can be generated in the mind of the customer.

5. You don't give people as many ordering options aspossible. Accept credit cards, checks, money orders, and other forms of electronic payments. Take ordersby phone, e-mail, web site, fax, mail, etc.

6. You don't make your web site look professional. You want to have your own domain name. Your website should be easy to navigate through. The graphics should be related to the theme of your web site.

7. You don't let people read your ad before they get your freebie. When you use free stuff to lure people to your web site include it below your ad copy or on another web page. If you list the freebie above your ad they may never look to see what you're selling.

8. You don't attract the target audience that would buy your product or service. A simple way to do this is to survey your existing customers to see what attracted them to buy. This information will help you improve your target marketing and advertising.

9. You don't test and improve your ad copy. There are many people who write an ad copy and never change it. You have to continually test and improve your ad copy to get the highest possible response rate.

10. You don't give people any urgency to buy now. Many people are interested in your product but they put off buying it till later and eventually forget about it. Entice them to buy now with a freebie or discount and include a deadline date when the offer ends.

Quote of the Day:"A dose of adversity is often as needful as a dose of medicine." -- American proverb

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Power-Packed Ways To Spark Your Sales and Increase Profit

Hi Everybody,

1. Spend money on targeted advertising instead of mass media advertising. You don't want to waste your time and money on people who aren't interested.

2. Increase your profits by concentrating on small details. Improving small things like text size, color, or graphics can really make a positive difference.

3. Keep your offers flexible. If you offer a set price for your product, you could offer the people that can't afford it an optional payment plan.

4. Offer your knowledge or consulting as a bonus product. You could offer a free 15 or 30 minute consultation. This will add value to your product.

5. Personalize all your e-mail messages so they get read. Include the recipient's name in the subject line.This will grab peoples attention quickly.

6. Keep your web site consistent. You don't want to keep things on your web site that are not related to the theme of your web site.

7. Attract more subscribers to your free e-zine by giving them free bonuses like e-books, software, online services and other incentives.

8. Sell advertising space in your e-zine and on yourweb site. This will create an extra income stream for your business.

9. Make your web site ready for the public. You must have an "About Us" page and clear descriptions of what actions you want your visitors to take.

10. Don't just start advertising everywhere, plan out your marketing. Locate places and publications that your target audience would congregate around.

Quote of the Day: "The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons." -- Aristotle

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