So last week I spoke all about the value of PAID traffic and we learned all about FACEBOOK. However, I DO understand the reality that many are just too scared to start with paid traffic right away.
This post (and diagram) is for you.
Just always remember, if you’re going to do nothing but FREE traffic, things take a BIT longer to start-up. That’s fair, right? You can’t get Free Traffic from Google, Facebook or Yahoo just OVER-night!
Here’s The Important Elements When
Launching Your Business Using This Model:
#1. You set-up a 5-10 page small website – mostly focused around an OPT-IN page. #2. You need a strong auto-responder series (promoting YOUR product or AFFILIATE products). #3. You need traffic.
All in all – here’s the diagram to use for the SMALL SITE Business Model:
#1 – Small Site – 5 to 10 Page Website
It’s still possible to create a website that is very small, quick and based off of a template. You then focus the ENTIRE website around your OPT-IN Page. Your #1 goal in this business model is to just get someone to subscribe to your auto responder.
On July 9th at 9 PM ET, we’re going to give away this Template and show you existing websites using it! You’ll have the exact model!
Just know that these sites are short, to the point and do not use any crazy “content management system.”
#2 – Autoresponder Series
Many people are so afraid of WRITING. Most students are held back online because of mostly two fears:
#1 – Writing
#2 – Technology.
Technically, to have a great auto responder series, you DO need to write, however, you really can just use a template approach. You don’t have to be the next Stephen King to make a lot of money with Autoresponders.
Here are some basics to make a note of:
1 – I like to have at least 15 days worth of messages before I start.
2 – Don’t be afraid to PROMOTE. I’m pretty aggressive in my auto responders.
3 – Use story. I like to use a lot of story in my messages.
4 – Email daily. (I don’t care what the “gurus” say – mailing daily works).
#3 – Free Traffic
I genuinely believe that if you can INVEST in traffic (even if it means starting with $50 – you’re going to build your business much faster). However, YES, of course, it IS possible to start for Free as well.
If you’re going to do Free traffic – you want to be very very smart about it.
You want to play the NUMBERS game and lay out as many “webs” as you can. The 3 main areas to focus on are:
#1 – Google (Search Engine Optimization) #2 – Facebook (Setting Up Facebook Pages & Getting Followers) #3 – YouTube (Ranking Your Video Well Within YouTube)
Each of these can (especially over time) build some great Free and HIGH QUALITY traffic to your site. However, when all 3 are done together, you can even see traffic pretty fast.
Doesn’t it just make you want to ask SERIOUS questions about the meaning of life? Hahaha…
But, in all seriousness, I thought I’d start off the week by giving all my subscribers a chance to ask me stuff (just stay within reason)! I’ll try my BEST to answer everyone, but of course it will take me time – so please do give me time!
But you can ask me about…
-> Internet Marketing
-> Personal Development
-> My Personal Life
-> Even Other Random Stuff…
This is just a fun exercise to get to know each other!
Ask by leaving a comment below this post!
BTW – I just got back from a 3 week long vacation! But during this 3 week long vacation, my business did over 7-figures in sales! Can you believe that?
I may have worked a MAXIMUM of 1 hour a day. There were days where I didn’t even have reception or Internet so I didn’t do a THING on those days!
I was in…
1. Los Angeles
2. Maui, Hawaii (which was amazing)
3. Palm Springs
4. San Diego
It was one of the most refreshing vacations of my life. I found this one spot in Maui, Hawaii that I think could be my FAVORITE spot in the world so far. I literally sat here for 30 minutes just staring and reflecting.
I took a picture for you…
I still get chills when I think about that very spot. So, sitting there, I was inspired. I really reflected on my own life and my work with YOU…
I decided that I’m going to talk more and more about LIFESTYLE businesses in the coming weeks. We are going to remind ourselves that the whole POINT of an ONLINE business is to get FREEDOM!
So, I wanted us to start this entire campaign by first giving you a chance to tell me more about what you want to learn!
What If I BRIBE You To Talk To Me!
Just to BRIBE you to do this.
For the best question I get – or the one that I like the most, I will be giving away a FREE iPad Mini!!!
** I want to hear your thoughts, so please scroll to the bottom and leave a comment and tell me your thoughts!
I’m inspired to write a post today about your GUT. This is such a debated and controversial concept. Here’s something you hear a lot now days:
“Just follow your gut…”
It’s kind of become a CLICHE statement lately.
Most don’t even know what it means to “follow your gut” – but it sounds right so we keep saying it. Well, THAT’S become a REAL problem.
I’ve discovered that knowing how to follow your gut can be a GIFT unlike any other. It’s saved me from SO much stress and SO much losses, I don’t know what to tell you.
I want to teach how to follow your gut now by giving you a personal and RECENT story…
My Story: How Following My Gut Saved My Business…
…The last 6 months my entire team was FEVERISHLY working on an amazing product. Something that I truly believe in and has helped change my life and the lives of my students, countless numbers…
– I wanted it to be PERFECT.
– I wanted the LAUNCH to be PERFECT.
– I wanted a TON of SUPPORT.
Now, to make matters more complex…
I started hitting lots of “issues” 2 weeks before the projected launch. We had technical issues creeping up. I didn’t feel the marketing was nearly as prepared as I wanted to be. ALSO – things didn’t seem perfect.
My GUT was off. I didn’t have that “GOOGLY‘ feeling that we expect to have before the most exciting project of the decade (That I’ve worked on).
Also, I had built QUITE the buzz around affiliates to get them excited to promote this offer. There were a LOT of people looking forward to it.
But… one night, I sat staring at a wall and I KNEW it just didn’t feel right. My GUT was saying to me that “we’re not ready…this is too much risk this way…don’t do it.”
Then my LOGICAL side kicked in and said “But…everyone has been working on this. You need the revenue. Everyone will be disappointed. BLAH BLAH BLAH!!!”
This is when the battle begins…
Your LOGICAL vs. Your GUT
Honestly, for me…I’ve just become USED to listening to my gut.
I trust it.
I follow it.
It’s hard many times, but if the feeling is loud enough, I just know.
So I delayed the launch. Guess what?
It Was The BEST Decisions I’ve Made In Long Time
I am relieved. I am working on the launch slowly. I’m making everything better and better. Had I listened to my logical side, I could have made one of the biggest mistakes of my career.
But, I didn’t.
So, now I want to ask you question:
“How Do YOU Think We Can Differentiate Between Our LOGIC & Our GUT”