Drive Traffic and Build Your List Checklist

Drive Traffic and Build Your List Checklist

Getting traffic and subscribers don’t have to cost you anything. You can get plenty of free traffic by following the tips below… Create Your Funnel Make an opt-in gift. This doesn’t have to be fancy or complicated. Your freebie could be a short PDF guide, a workbook, or a printable. Publish a landing page for your opt-in. Your copy doesn’t have to be lengthy. You can go with a paragraph or two and a few bullet points. Then paste in the code for your mailing list sign up form. Schedule a few autoresponders. Write a short series of emails (three to five is good) and set them up in your mailing list service to go out to new subscribers. Launch a low-cost product. Use done-for-you content to create a low-cost product so your subscribers have a product they can buy from you. Guest Post on Other Blogs Find popular blogs in your niche. You can start your search by going to a search engine and typing in “Top 100 Blogs on [Niche]” without quotation marks. Research the guidelines. Most popular blogs have publishing guidelines on their website and will tell you about their submission process. Engage with the blogger. Before you submit a guest post, take some time to interact with the blogger behind the scenes. Comment on an Instagram post or two. Respond to a topic in their Facebook group. Publish a relevant opt-in gift. When you do a guest post, come up with another opt-in gift that you can offer readers of the post. Design a landing page. Make sure to put your opt-in gift on a...
Get More Prospects and Sales with YouTube Videos

Get More Prospects and Sales with YouTube Videos

Get More Prospects and Sales with YouTube Videos It’s getting harder to get people to come to your website and stick around long enough to see what you’re offering. In fact, most people spend less than 20 seconds on a website before they click away, never to return. Thankfully, there are solutions to that problem. The way to attract more prospects, engage viewers, get more email subscribers, and make more sales is with video and specifically, YouTube videos. Create a niche YouTube channel, with lots of great information. You don’t need thousands of subscribers to make it work. You just need to target and market to your viewers effectively on your YouTube channel, as well as other places. Let’s get started by looking at how to create your channel. Create a Targeted Niche Channel The first thing you need to do is create your YouTube channel. Give this a lot of thought because you want the name and branding of your channel to describe what your viewers can expect. Design – YouTube allows you to create a cover photo, backgrounds, and other branding that will make a lot of difference for spreading brand awareness. Watermarks – Use a watermark for your videos to help keep your branding there along with the YouTube branding. In your dashboard, under channel, you’ll find a link to “branding” that will help. Intros & Outros – Create a standard intro and outro for your videos. That will also help a lot with the branding of your channel. You can use your video editing software to pop your newest video into the middle of the intro and outro. Keywords – When you create your...
The importance of building a list

The importance of building a list

Let’s talk about one of my favorite topics and that’s list building, or more specifically why you need to list build. No matter your online presence - from blogging, social media, creating awesome video content or your own online store, if you have an online business you can definitely benefit from building your list. What’s the big deal about having an email list? Well for one it gives you the opportunity to communicate directly to your audience. There’s no waiting for them to visit you on your blog or follow you on Instagram to see your content or offers. You get to go directly to them, well their inbox that is. Even though blogging, video content and social media are awesome ways to reach your audience, email marketing in itself converts better than those other forms of marketing. That’s the biggest reason why you should concentrate your marketing efforts on list building. Your email list will help you earn a living from your online business. And it’s also a form of safety net. Let me explain what I mean. I don’t like to concentrate on all the negatives that can happen; Facebook can decide to shut down your account, your great website can get hacked and other not so fun things… but the good news is that with an email list you have a way to recover, to reach out and to talk with your tribe and let them know what’s going on. And… another great advantage is you have an opportunity to get to know your audience better. You end up building a relationship with them through your weekly or bi-weekly...
Blogging is a surefire way to build up your list

Blogging is a surefire way to build up your list

Last week we discussed the importance of list building, this week I’d like to touch a bit more on the subject and talk about how you can build your list through blogging.  If you are not building your list with blogging, you might want to consider doing that because blogging is a great tool for you to use to establish your online presence. Let me explain to you some different techniques on how to up-build your list via your blog. Get an Opt-in Form on Your Sidebar The majority of entrepreneurs will add an Opt-In form on the side bar of their Blog or newsletter which will appear on each page. You may not get a ton of new potential clients on your list right away, but it’s a beginning! You don’t have to change it every time you create a new blog post.  Once you put it up there, it’s done and you will start to slowly see some subscribers join. Of course, you can update it whenever you want, whether it’s a different set-up such as moving it to the top of your page or a different background and maybe try a different size font, new colors, or even different offers. You could change them as little or as often as you want. Eventually you will have one that works just perfect for you! Pop-up Forms I know! A lot of people dislike these, but hey, If they do what they’re supposed to, then that’s a great thing! I get it, you really don’t like them yourself, so you’re hesitant to try them. Don’t let that stop you though. You...