Archive for June, 2010

How To Build Your List Every Day

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
 

Are you a service professional who wants to add more people to your list? I have been hearing from a lot of service professionals lately who would love to add more people to their lists, but they are not sure how to invite people to their lists and how often to do that. In this article you will learn my top three tips for building your list authentically and effectively.

But first, why should you build your list? Your list has people who know, like and trust you. When you publish your newsletter and share tips with people on your list, you are building relationships with them. And as they get to know you more, they will be much more likely to purchase your products and services.

How often should you build your list? You should build your list every day. This way you will be getting more prospects every single day, you will be able to start building relationships with them and let them know about your products and services. The more people you have on your list, the more successful your business will be. It is that simple. Here are my three tips to help you build your list every day:

1. Commit To Taking Action Every Single Day

Nothing happens until you make a commitment to make it happen. Add list building to your schedule. Building your list every day is the single most important action you will take for growing your business!

2. Automate As Much About Your List Building As You Can

List building becomes much more fun and much easier when you automate as many activities as you can. This way some of your list building will be automatic, freeing you up for other marketing activities. Here are examples of three building list actions that you can automate:

- When you submit your articles to EzineArticles, have your articles posted automatically to Twitter.

- Create an account so that you can pre-schedule your social networking posts on Twitter and Facebook

- Automate posting of your blog posts to LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

3. Decide On Actions You Will Take To Build Your List

When people say “list building”, what they mean is taking a specific action to invite people to start receiving your newsletter. There are many different list building activities, such as blogging, social networking, article marketing, search engine optimization and more.

Before you can start building your list, you need to decide which marketing activities you will use to build your list.

Learn the best actions to take to invite people to your list during the Top Strategies To Build Your List call next week. You can register for this call at http://www.marketingsalad.com/build-list.html

How To Build Your List In Just 45 Minutes A Day

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
 

Many coaches and other heart-based professionals have been telling me that they are very interested in building a list of people who know, like and trust them, so that they can get more clients.

However, they have many other business activities that they need to attend to, so they cannot spend too much time on building their lists. Sounds just like you?

Well, I have great news for you! Even if you only have a bit of time each day to dedicate to building your list, you can still build your list and use it to get clients!

List building is very important for your heart-based service business. When you have a list of people who know, like you and trust you, you can get service clients and you can sell more of your products by just e-mailing your list.

But what if you cannot dedicate a lot of time to list building? But what if you only have a bit of time to build your list? Can you still get good results and build a list for your business? The answer is yes! Here is how you can do that:

Make A Commitment To Building Your List.

Building your list is all about taking continuous action. When you continuously attract people to your list, you will get great results.

When you do something to build your list every single day, you will get great results.

Automate Your List Building Activities Wherever You Can.

If you only have 45 minutes a day for building your list, you must automate everything you can. The more you automate, the more you will be able to get done. Here are examples of some list building actions that you can automate:

- Post your blog posts automatically to your social networking profiles on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter

- Have your articles from EzineArticles posted automatically to Twitter

- Create an account so that you can pre-schedule your social networking posts

As you can see, there are different actions that you can automate, and doing that will help you build your list even if you don’t have a lot of time to do that.

Create List Building Theme Days

You only have 45 minutes every day of the week. Create a different list building theme for each day, such as blogging, article marketing, social networking, etc.

That way, on each day you know what action you need to take, so that you can make the most of your 45 minutes.

For example:

Monday - blogging day. Write and post your blog post.

Tuesday, social networking day. Schedule your tweets, status updates, etc, for the rest of the week. That way, every day, for the rest of the week, you will be sharing tips and ideas and will be inviting people to your list.

Wednesday - article marketing day. Write and submit an article.

And so on, for the rest of the week.

Stick To Your List Building Plan

List building is all about taking consistent action every single day. Stick to the plan and take one list building action every day, and you will be growing your list every day as well.

Learn how to build your list faster and more effectively, join me for the Top Three Techniques To Build Your List Teleseminar. Register at http://www.marketingsalad.com/build-list.html

Facebook Marketing: How To Get More Traffic From Facebook

Thursday, June 17th, 2010
 

Are you spending a lot of time on Facebook without seeing any traffic coming to your web site? Have you heard that you can get clients for your business on Facebook, but are not sure how to do that? Then read this article for information on how to use Facebook marketing to get more traffic to your blog and your web site!

Facebook is a social networking web site. The key to using Facebook marketing for marketing your business is to understand how to connect with your perfect clients on Facebook. Facebook lets you connect with people in your target market, and, as a result, it lets you bring effective, targeted traffic to your web site every single day.

If you have been doing Facebook marketing for a while, but are not seeing any results for your business, it is time for a change. Here are the top four ways for attracting web site traffic and clients to your business:

1. Share Great Content.

The best way to get more traffic from Facebook (or any other social networking web site, for that matter), is by providing great content first. When you share tips, ideas and other great content with your connections, they will check out your page and click on your links.

If you are only asking your connections to buy from you, without providing any content first, it will be hard to get traffic from Facebook.

2. Fill Out Your Links On Your Personal Page.

Start from the very beginning - did you fill out your Info Tab and included your links? If you didn’t include your link, than no one will be able to go to your web site and you will not get any traffic.

But it is also important to fill out your bio. Here is why. When people connect with you on Facebook, they want to know who they are connecting with. If you don’t have any information about yourself, they will move on to the next profile, without connecting you and without clicking on your links. If you want more traffic from Facebook, make sure to fill out your profile.

3. Share Your Blog Posts.

Use an application to share your blog posts on Facebook. That way, your Facebook connections will see information about your new blog posts, and visit your blog to read them.

4. Create A Fan Page.

Want to create effective presence for your business on Facebook? Than you need to create a Fan Page.

A Fan page is a great way to share information, tips and promote your expertise. And, when you use your Fan page to share tips and information, your fans will also click on the links that you are sharing and check out your web site.

Learn how to use your Facebook Fan Page to build your list and get more traffic in the How To Build Your List With Your Facebook Fan Page Home Study Guide

Facebook Fan Pages - Why You Should Create One

Thursday, June 10th, 2010
 

Have you created a Facebook Fan Page for your business yet? There are many different reasons to create a Fan page for your business, including more traffic to your web site, more clients and more newsletter subscribers.

A Facebook Fan Page is a page you create on Facebook specifically to promote your business, share your business updates and connect with people in your target market. There are many benefits to creating a Facebook Fan Page for your business:

- More Visibility For Your Business. Do you want to be visible to people in your target market? Then you need a Facebook Fan Page!

For example, when people join your Facebook Fan Page, their friends will see that did it, and their friends will be able to check out your page.

You can also connect your Facebook Fan Page with your Twitter account, so that every time you post an update on your page, your Twitter friends will be able to check out your Fan Page.

- More Web Site And Blog Traffic. Every time I talk to service professionals, they tell me that they need more traffic to their web sites and blogs. And guess what? Your Facebook Fan Page can drive more traffic to your web site and blog!

There are many things you can do to get more traffic from your Facebook Fan Page. The first thing you can do to get more traffic from your Facebook Fan Page is to link back to your web site from the Fan Page profile.

Next, you can link from your Facebook Fan Page to your new blog posts, every time you have a new blog post out.

- More Newsletter Subscribers. The goal for any marketing technique that you are using should be to build your list. And your Facebook Fan Page is no exception - you should use your Facebook Fan Page to build your list.

Think about this - if tomorrow you can’t access any social networking web site or group, what do you have left to still build your business and get clients? And then only thing you would have left is your list, the list that you have built for your business.

The most important thing you can do with your Facebook Fan Page is to use it to build your list, and you can learn how to build your list with your Facebook Fan Page with the How To Build Your List With Your Facebook Fan Page Home Study Guide. Get the Home Study Guide at http://www.avocadoconsulting.com/rlinks/zfp

Squeeze Pages: Top Five Tips For Creating Extremely Effective Squeeze Pages

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
 

Are you looking to create an effective squeeze page to help you build your list? Squeeze pages are extremely effectively at helping you invite more people to your list, because that is their only goal. The goal of your squeeze page is to convert your web site visitors into newsletter subscribers.

Here are five squeeze pages tips for you to help you create extremely effective squeeze pages:

1. One Page - One Goal. Make sure that your squeeze page has only one goal - get you more newsletter subscribers. Don’t use one squeeze page to build your list, sell your products and invite people to become your coaching clients - you will not accomplish any one of these goals.

Instead, make sure that your squeeze page has just one goal and use the whole page to help you accomplish this goal.

2. Don’t Link To Anything Else From Your Squeeze Page. Many service professionals create a great squeeze page, but then they link to their products and services from the page. And as a result, the people who come to their squeeze page see all these links and click on them. So instead of signing up for the newsletter, they click on links, or they get confused and leave the page altogether.

Make sure that your squeeze page has absolutely no outgoing links!

3. Create An Effective Headline. One of the most important elements of your squeeze page is your headline. The headline is what will keep your web site visitors interested and will keep them on the page to read more and subscribe to your newsletter.

Use your headline to communicate the benefits of your offer to your web site visitors.

4. Communicate The Benefits Of Your Offer. What’s in it for the person who is subscribing? Make sure to use your squeeze page to communicate the benefits of what you are offering.

If people don’t know how to benefit from the offer, they will not subscribe.

5. Create Multiple Squeeze Pages. Create different squeeze pages with different offers. This way you can test which offer produces better results and to see how you can improve your offers so that you can build your list better.

Create a squeeze page now - learn how to create squeeze pages in the FREE Squeeze Page Tutorial and create your own squeeze page.

Conversion Rates In Internet Marketing Explained

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
 

When I talk about conversion rates, I get questions about what conversion rates are. Conversion rate is the percentage of web site visitors who take action with you.

For example, if you are talking about how many people who come to your web site actually subscribe to your newsletter, that is a conversion rate. So if you have 100 people come to your web site and 5 of them subscribe to your newsletter, then your conversion rate is 5%.

As you can see, one of the best ways to increase the number of your newsletter subscribers is to increase conversion rate. If you can convince 10 people out of 100 who come to your web site to subscribe to your newsletter, you can double the number of subscribers without increasing your web site traffic!

One of the best ways to increase your conversion rates is by having an effective squeeze page. Your squeeze page is what converts your web site visitors into newsletter subscribers, so if you make your squeeze page more effective, you will get more newsletter subscribers.

Here is an effective FREE Squeeze Page Tutorial for you. Use this tutorial to learn all about how to create effective squeeze pages.

Here is the FREE Squeeze Page Tutorial: http://www.avocadoconsulting.com/squeeze-page/