When you realize how little you REALLY know…

I just got in from a mile long walk. Durning my walk I was listening to one of the many MP-3’s that I have access to after purchasing Mark Hendrick’s package of actionable content. I recently downloaded them to my phone. This is just one of the ways I am justifying the higher cost of owning a new “Smart Phone”.

It’s amazing to me just how much I DID NOT know when I attended Mark’s seminar in Baltimore everal years ago and how little of it actually sank in! Yes I did say Amazing (to me). Now that some years have passed and I have read more and done more online I am NOW really benefitting from what’s in these MP-3’s. I’m actually Getting It!

I knew that many people actually made a LOT of money doing affiliate marketing but the concept he mentions of having a whole gang of affiliate links, each making as little as $10 a day could wind up putting a whole bunch of money in our pockets. What a concept! It finally occurs to me now how important it is to affiliate ones self with people who are REALLY doing something that’s working that they’re willing to share with others. Someone like Mark Hendricks. I have NO idea why I did not do this sooner but at least I’m aware now and won’t be making that mistake in the future.

And, as Mark mentions at the front end of his program… I’m seeing the value in also printing out the hard copy transcripts of the MP-3’s so that the content reaches my brain in more than one way… creating a stronger impression between my ears. Obviously the more senses we can stimulate the better the effect we will have in remembering.

Want to know more about Mark’s programs? If you do, this is NOT an affiliate link but a direct link to his website. Go there now to get Mark Hendrick’s package.

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David Perkins
Frederick, MD
Network Marketing Professional

Tips for Boosting YOUR Business in 2010

It’s the time of year when many people take a moment to write what are typically called “New Year’s Resolutions.” Unfortunately, shortly after they’re written… they’re often put aside and forgotten.

What if you wrote four or five workable ‘resolutions’ for YOUR business and then implemented them? How would that change the way YOUR business works? I’m betting that the mere fact that you were seriously “doing something effective” would make a huge difference anyway…

So, what will YOUR resolutions be? Getting more Leads? Getting more Traffic to your website? How about converting more traffic into sales? Or how about a HOT product to sell? Maybe one you don’t have to “pack and ship?”

My goal here is to get you thinking. Thinking about YOUR business and ramping it up so that you can be profitable in the coming year(s). The best tips I can offer you are not some huge revelations that have not been shared before… so take hope! Like me… who had heard these things for a long time before I finally “got it” and began implementing what works!

So, What Works??? … you ask. In my mind… lots of traffic to a page that converts is at the top of the list! And just HOW do you get lots of traffic? There are many ways and your choice may depend upon your finances… so we’ll discuss some of them here and YOU choose.

For those who are challenged financially… there’s always FREE traffic from Traffic Exchanges. You simply join a Traffic Exchange, post your page(s) to be displayed to visitors to the exchange, and then you click through the pages the exchange shows you… and IN EXCHANGE (thus the term – Traffic Exchange) for doing that… the exchange shows YOUR page to the other members. I find it helpful to join a number of exchanges and promote my page(s) on all of them. Then I surf a group of them at once (described as tabbed browsing) and gain a much wider viewership and exposure to my page. The use of Splash Pages that display QUICKLY is most important for much success on these Traffic Exchanges. Make sure to capture a name and email address and having a timely “Giveaway” to make it worth your page visitor’s while to give you their information.

If you want to know WHAT Traffic Exchanges to use… There are two lists that I always look at to see where I should be surfing and those lists are at Traffic Hoopla and Affiliate Funnel. These two lists update weekly and you’ll find both of them posted on my Top Traffic Exchanges page. This page is updated regularly so you can BOOKMARK that page and see in an instant how your favorite Traffic Exchange is ranked today!

Another great way to get TRAFFIC to your web pages is through blogging. If your website is hosted by a company that gives you a CPanel to manage your server space, “One Click” of your mouse will set up a WordPress Blog for you in just a few minutes. Of course you can spent time and money “fancying up” a blog but that is NOT necessary. What IS necessary is for you to make regular posts about what YOU do and what you’re promoting online. If it’s pills and potions… write some short posts about the latest one, how to get it, what it’s purpose is and how YOU benefit from it. Keep in mind the new FTC regulations and don’t say anything that would get you in trouble. If you have any doubts… there are LOTS of sources for legal counsel and I am not on that list! But get some solid advice and in plain language… don’t lie, don’t stretch the truth… and medical claims are a quick way to trouble.

Maybe my choice of examples was not the best… but everyone today MUST begin being TOTALLY honest and truthful in their advertising. Often, you’ll find that “less is more” in cases where you would wonder if you should say something… or not!

All That Said… blogging is picked up instantly by the search engines. Bold your Key Words. Hyper-link one or two of them to your main web page. Then, post your article. Double click the title of your article and then copy the LONG URL you see in your browser bar. Now, go to http://bit.ly and shorten your link at bit.ly. Take your shortened link and “Tweet” it on Twitter to your following.

What, you don’t have a Twitter Account? Shame on you! (my opinion…) You have 140 characters in which to make a short plea and then share your bit.ly link.

So how does all this work???

1. You Tweet the short link.

2. Your followers read the Tweet and click your link.

3. If you’ve posted an interesting article, they’ll see the bolded keywords and hopefully click them…

4. That takes them to your page and if your offer is good and your “FREEBIE” is attractive enough… they’ll want it enough to give you their name and email address for it!

5. If you have an Autoresponder Account (I use AWeber.com) your form will do all that Double Opt-In stuff that makes your lead capture legal and then your autoresponder series of at least seven to ten messages can “Tell & Sell” them on the virtues of your product and why they should buy it!

Wow… I had no idea that I had so much to share about this subject and I’m just getting warmed up. If you’ll check back in a few days, I promise to post a few more tips on how you can get MORE FREE Traffic to your website and hopefully create more conversions.

Until then,

Best of the Season and Happy New Year!


A “load time penalty” for your website?

If you’re a regular user of Traffic Exchanges in the promotion of anything online you might be interested to know some information that is being bantered around by some of the SEO people at the top.

First, a couple of facts:

1. I was reading along in my emails this weekend and I discovered an article that mentioned the possibility that the Search Engines may soon add your website’s “Load Time” to the criteria that determines your ranking in the search engines.

2. While surfing on Traffic Hoopla’s list of the top ten Traffic Exchanges this past weekend… I noticed that several of the sites actually “timed out” my browser because they were so slow to load.

Now, that all said… considering that many of the Traffic Exchanges display content for as little as six to 20 seconds… before you can click to the next site, is YOUR page being fully shown? How much time does it take for YOUR page to load? Have you ever counted? Or timed it? Don’t you think you should???

How often have you had one of the Traffic Exchange (T/E) owners suggest that you use a “Splash Page” to lead to your main page? Now do you get why? Are you getting the message???

Just this past week, three of the top T/E owners got together and re-launched the TrafficExchange Toolbox (which is free) and guess what one of the MAJOR components in that package is? Yes, a Splash Page builder! And, I hear it’s a real Beaut! You can check it out right HERE.

Best wishes on getting YOUR website to load REALLY fast and check out those splash pages, they work really great!

David Perkins
The webmaster

Insider tips for Twitter success

I was looking around today in the Affiliate Classroom and discovered that the staff there has a person designated to do all their “tweeting” for them. How many businesses do you guess do that? Does yours?

What YOU can gather from the “rest of the story” is a laundry list of the 11 top tips for success in using Twitter to promote YOUR brand or business.

All of these tips make perfect sense when you think about them… That’s the part that escapes so many people… Thinking! So many people simply do what everybody else does… and you will soon discover that’s not always the best way to go.

Check out the list of the 11 Hot Tips by clicking HERE and have a Great weekend tweeting your way to success!

Dave Perkins
Start YOUR Affiliate Biz
Follow me on Twitter

WARNING: Social Marketing Has Never Been This Easy

I have some great news for you today…

My good friend John Merrick just released a new ebook called “Social Bookmarking Exposed”

It’s an excellent step by step guide on how to easily take advantage of the latest web 2.0 techniques, and bookmark your way to a huge amount of free, targeted, quality traffic!

And the best part…

You can download a free copy here: => CLICK HERE

It’s no secret that Web 2.0 tactics such as Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and Tagging have taken the internet by storm recently.

One of the main reasons for the success of Web 2.0 is that all of these tactics are loved by the search engines.

Because of this you will be getting relevant, targeted traffic to your site. This will lead to your website’s rankings skyrocketing in no time at all, and with very little effort on your part.

And the good news for you is… you don’t need to be a Web 2.0 expert to do this.

You just need to read this free ebook: => CLICK HERE

And John is not only giving you free access to the “Social Bookmarking Exposed” ebook. If you grab your free copy today you’ll also get:

* The “12 Secret Tips For Twitter Success” a detailed and easy to follow step-by-step guide on how to set up and use Twitter.

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Even though “Social Bookmarking Exposed” is completely free, I highly recommend that you grab the special offer – if you are lucky enough to see it when you log in.

You will only get one chance to…

– Raise your affiliate commissions to completely insane levels.

– Rebrand the entire ebook with your affiliate links – Making it your own personal 24/7 auto-pilot sales agent.

– And more… you have to see this yourself!

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That’s it for now, thanks for reading. Enjoy your free ebook and bonuses –
I know you will love them.
To your success,

David Perkins

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