Woke up the other day to a peculiar hazy yellow sky which got steadily worse throughout the day! The normal strong sunshine and bright blue mediterranean sky were completely obscured by this fog of dust.
It was difficult to see where you were and where you were headed!
If you dared to venture out in it you would soon be coughing and spluttering and stumbling aimlessly.
Got me thinking about running an online business.
For most people starting out it`s similar to being in a sand storm.
Not knowing which direction to head in.
Not seeing the bigger picture.
Choking in the IM desert
Being constantly attacked and robbed by bands of guru bandits!
But wait!…… There is an oasis close at hand.
A place where you can see a clear path to success ahead.
Where your efforts will soon start to earn you big commission coconuts!
Even if you decide this particular watering hole is not for you, you are sure to dig up some hidden treasure in the words spoken by Dean Holland in this FREE video!
Have You ever considered getting a mentor?
An experienced internet marketer who can take you by the hand and show you the ropes?
Every successful internet marketer out there has had the benefit of a mentor.
But there`s a snag!
The services of a well known, successful marketer don`t come cheap!
Typically it will cost you thousands of dollars for coaching from an expert!
But now there is a way round this problem!
Introducing Dean Holland.
Dean is one of the most trusted marketers online.
He went from being a construction manager with 60k of debt to a 7 figure earner and internet legend.
He is the founder of iPro, which is taking the internet marketing world by storm.
Top marketers & gurus are joining iPro as partners because they can see the benefits of plugging in to his amazing sales funnel and banking huge commissions!
So what does this have to do with me getting a mentor?, I hear you ask.
The thing is, Dean cares about his clients. His priority is their success!
Once you are a customer of Dean Holland you have a mentor for life.
You DONT NEED to join an expensive coaching program!
For the cost of a cheap meal you can start to partner with Dean and begin to get the mentoring you need to take you to the next level!
Big Commission Blueprint is taking complete newbies and turning them into successful marketers in record time!
Even if you decide this is not for you, you are sure to get real value from watching Dean`s FREE video!
One word of warning:- Don`t expect wild promises of push button riches. This is a real business which you have to work at to achieve success. If you are looking for that “three clicks and you are a millionaire!” garbage, then look elsewhere.
Back in March I purchased a product through the affiliate link of John Thornhill, as he was offering some great bonuses. These included a promotional tweet on his two twitter accounts, a banner ad on one of his sites for 6 months plus a guest post on his blog! It seemed too good an opportunity to miss. The product I purchased, Covert Commissions is good, but it was the traffic bonuses that swayed me.
Thing is, I`ve been putting things off, finding all kinds of excuses like “what could I possibly post about on John Thornhill`s blog?”
In the last week or so I have been feeling guilty because the 6 month deadline for claiming those bonuses is nearly up and I was annoyed with myself that I could be letting this chance of free targeted traffic slip by.
At this point I re-watched some video rants that John Thornhill has posted on his blog from time to time and this helped me to get motivated!
So, I sat down at my computer and forced myself to write a blog post about… wait for it……procrastination and motivation!
Once I got started, the damn thing more or less wrote itself! It took me less than 45 minutes to write the post and the tweet, prepare the banner and send them off for approval.
By the way, the blog post, tweet and banner are all promoting my link to Dean Holland`s Big Commission Blueprint.
I am hoping that finally conquering this self-imposed hurdle will reap rewards in the weeks and months to come in the form of extra traffic to my blog & BCB link. If nothing else, I feel better for having taken action! 🙂
My latest solo ad of 200 clicks promoting BCB has been completed. No front-end sales this time, but I have steered another 81 new subscribers into the ipro funnel, so let`s see what happens 🙂
My recent success with my exit pop (see last blog post) encouraged me to add this to most of my web pages, download pages etc. I even added a modified version to my now defunct driving school website! Seeing I decided to leave the site live, I may as well try to get some traffic from it, even though it`s a long shot that anyone looking for driving lessons would be interested, but hey everyone needs to make some extra money so who knows?
I have spent some time adding and tweaking a few emails to my autoresponder lists, so that I am promoting Big Commission Blueprint to my own subscribers, in addition to the direct sign-ups via my solo ad campaigns. I have noticed that just a slight change to an email subject line, can have a dramatic effect on the open rate – so I am keeping that in mind (using the word “Free” seems to do the trick!) 🙂
I have also tweaked this blog slightly, for example, by adding some banner ads. I feel there is much still to do, but I am learning as I go, so no rushing!
My CB Surge sign-ups continue to slowly increase. I have a total of 55 as i write this post.
Have set up another solo ad for 200 clicks which will be going out in a couple of days.
In the meantime I have had a trickle of new sign ups to Big Commission Blueprint . One of them came from this exit pop-up that I have installed on my JV Giveaway page and resulted in a front-end sale and two upsells! 🙂 Now I know that pop-up works, I will install it on other pages.
I am continuing to promote CB Surge, the free clickbank analytics tool that I mentioned in my previous post, and now have 51 people signed up from my link.
My latest solo ad was for 200 clicks. I ended up with 225 clicks and got 87 new subscribers. But the most exciting result was that I got two front-end sales of Big Commission Blueprint! The commission from those sales recovered nearly half the cost of the solo ad, so I am happy. More importantly, I now have 87 more people in the sales funnel 🙂
A couple of months ago I came across a handy FREE Firefox browser extension called CB Surge. What is it? Well, it`s a tool that gives you some great analytics when you log in to your clickbank account. This allows you to make better judgements on which Clickbank products are worth promoting. When you sign up for a FREE copy of CB Surge you will be offered a paid upgraded version. I took this upgrade because it means that when others use your link to get their copy of CB Surge they will be tagged to you. So, if at any time they make a purchase from Clickbank, you get credited with a sale and earn commission!
It`s pretty easy to get people to download CB Surge because it`s FREE! So far I have 43 people signed up through my link, 2 of whom took the upgrade, which meant commission for me 🙂 Also, I have had one Clickbank sale of a product I have never promoted, so I`m pretty certain that sale was to one of my 43 CB Surge sign-ups.
So my third solo ad, which was a two for one special , has ended. The results were not quite as good as I had hoped. From 200 clicks, I ended up with 55 new subscribers but again no sales were generated. I am slightly disappointed but not disheartened. I know that others have got sales from their first solo ads, but I`m sure this is a matter of luck. The new subscribers are in the system now and I trust that further down the line, the sales will start coming in.
In the meantime, I am continuing to use Giveaway Events and Cashblurbs.com to promote Big Commission Blueprint. Although these methods are slow in comparison to solo ads, they are certainly cheaper (virtually free) and I am getting a few sign-ups, so they are worth persevering with.
Am now thinking about my next solo ad, which I hope to send out in the next week or so. There are a lot of improvements being made at ipro by Dean Holland & his team, with more and more value being added. This is an exciting time to be part of this growing opportunity. Onwards & upwards! 🙂
My third solo ad for The Big Commission Blueprint is actually a two-parter. The first 100 clicks have been delivered, resulting in 32 opt-ins. Again there were no immediate sales, but I think at the moment it`s more important to get people signed up so that the system can start to do it`s work. The second 100 clicks should be delivered in a few days and hopefully that will result in at least 30 more opt-ins.
In the meantime, I am trying some free methods of promotion as well. Actually almost free would be more accurate 🙂 I have recently got back in to entering JV Giveaways after not being involved for a couple of years. I always upgrade when joining these events, which allows you to add multiple gifts and also text ads and special offers. The upgrade fee is usually low, around $7 or $10, and I normally at least cover the upgrade costs with one or two sales of special offers. So I am now promoting Big Commission Blueprint with text ads on the Giveaway Events and also by using banners on the download pages for my giveaway gifts.
I recently joined Cashblurbs.com. The way this site works is that you promote another members link, either on Facebook or Twitter and then after viewing 3 other members pages, you get to add your link to the top of a list, so that it will be promoted by other members on their Twitter or Facebook pages. I upgraded when joining, which allows me to post 72 ads every day.However, they ask you to allow at least an hour before adding another tweet to your Twitter account, so that the other members ad doesn`t get pushed down from first place.
I don`t expect great results from the almost free traffic sources, but I have had 1 sign up so far from a Giveaway Event and 2 from Cashblurbs.com, so for the small cost and effort involved, they could be worth sticking with 🙂
So, having joined iPro I am faced with the hurdle of how to drive traffic to my links. It doesn`t matter how good a webpage is at converting, you have to get people to see it!
There are of course many ways of driving traffic.They can be divided into two categories: Paid & Unpaid. In reality, there is no such thing as Free traffic. You either pay for traffic with money or with time & effort spent.
I decided to use the paid option, simply because it means things get moving faster. The unpaid methods can be painfully slow to show results.
Solo ads are where another marketer with an established subscriber list agrees to send your offer to his list. You pay per click.There are no guarantees of success, but providing you choose the right solo ad provider, this method is probably the quickest way to build a list. Solo ads seem to be the method of choice for most new iPro members.
I have now completed my first two solo ads of 100 clicks each. They resulted in a total of 79 sign ups, which is not bad. There were no immediate sales, but not to worry. They are now in the system, so sales may filter through later.
I am soon going to do a third solo ad and will post the results of that one soon.
Tracking your results when doing solo ads is vital. You need to know not only how many clicks you are getting but where they are coming from.Most solo ad providers will give you tracking figures, but far better to have your own system.
I decided to use the iPro recommended Clickmagick software for my tracking. It is really good with many functions which I haven`t even explored yet!
Click the image below to find out more about Clickmagick.They even have a free trial offer!