To begin, I wanted to stress that am not trying to sell you darn thing in this post nor am I trying to get you to sign up to one of my mailing lists (although if you want to follow me on twitter that's up to you!).
The following info is completely free, no strings attached and just about anyone who has been a member of this forum for more than a few months can do this
I've noticed that a lot of warriors have been complaining that twitter isn't very useful for them. Still other warriors have complained that offline consulting doesn't work for them because they can't talk to people face to face or over the phone.
If you are one of these warriors then this post is for you.
Back in May, super IM'er Frank Kern said the following in his newsletter:
"I'm telling you right now, we are in an amazing opportunity. People like us (internet marketers) are facing an amazing opportunity in the sense that what you know, the skills that you have right now today, are head and shoulders above and beyond anything that people in the "normal business world" possess.
And you can and should be paid very handsomely for that knowledge, if you decide to
Most of you reading this are way, way ahead of the curve when it comes to generating traffic and selling online.....don't let anyone tell you any differently!
So here's how I've been making money with my IM knowledge using Twitter:
Step 1 - I wrote the following in my Twitter profile: I know how to make your website sell like crazy and send your traffic stats thru the roof....gospel truth. DM me to set up a FREE consultation
Step 2 - I used Tweetlater to auto send a direct message to anyone who follows me that says the following: Hey, I desperately need testimonials for my consulting website....how'd you like a free website optimization consultation in exchange for a testimonial?
Step 3 - I then logged into Twellow and started following as many small business types as I could find in the hopes that they would follow me back (most do if you're publishing good content)
Step 4 - I setup my keywords alert on Tweetlater for phrases like "my new website," "my new blog", "checkout my website", "my business" etc. If someone was tweeting about these things and their website wasn't very good (most aren't) I would reply back with an offer to give them a free consultation
Step 5 - When someone showed some interest I would ask for their email address and tell them that I would write up an optimization report for them. Then I would send them the following email :
Before I can begin drawing up my website optimization report for you I need you to answer a few questions for me:
1) Are you using wordpress for your site or blog? If not, what program are you using to maintain your website?
2) How long have you owned your website?
3) What kinds of paid and free online advertising have you used in the past and were you satisfied with the results?
4) Where are you currently getting traffic from e.g. twitter, google, yahoo, etc?
5) Have you ever created and distibuted online videos before?
6) Are looking for regional clients or clients from anywhere?
Once you answer these questions I will draft my report and send it over to you. Once you have taken a look at the report we can schedule a session on the phone or over skype so I can answer your questions.
I look forward to working with you...
Step 6 - Once I had their info I would go to work applying my IM knowledge and analyzing their site to determine how they could generate more traffic and earn more money from their site. Then I would put all of that information together in a pdf and send it to them.
Attached is one of the actual reports I created for a client I met on twitter a few weeks ago. Feel free to use this report as a model for your own reports, you can even copy some of the text if you'd like
While this report does not include any affiliate links, if it had I would have made an extra $100 or so because the person who this report was created for actually bought most of what I suggested in the report (most business people only barely understand what an affiliate program is it turns out)
Step 7 - This is the part where you actually make money. When you generate these kinds of reports the people who receive them are ecstatic! They have just had their minds blown and would love to hire you to do things for them.
Some are even willing to pay you an hourly fee to discuss their ideas and listen to your extensive IM advice. You can use Ether to setup your hourly consulting. Ether charges nothing up front but collects 15% of your earnings. I charge a very modest $60/hr.
And that's basically it folks. Now you have no excuses not to be making at least a little bit of money with twitter and your IM knowledge.
I'm also doing a bunch of other things with social media and offline consulting and things are going well. I can tell you firsthand that their is an absolute gold mine out there to be had!
Go got 'em Warriors!