My marketing strategy - need advice

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Here is my marketing strategy.
I'm running a blog about making money online
I describe success stories of online enterpreneurs, share tips and tricks.
Yes, English is not my first language, but I hire proofreaders from Fiverr.
I'm not promoting any stuff yet, I'm building trust with my list by providing valuable information.
I send short versions of my blogposts with the link to full version. The open-rate is pretty good - 30-40%.
You can find my landing page in my signature. I wouldn't say, it is the best squeeze page ever, but... (I would appreciate your suggestions, by the way)

Where is the money? I truly believe that the best way to make money online for beginners is to start a blog, and write about his or her passion. So, I promote web hosting offers in my posts.
Right now I don't have OTO, i'm just sending visitors to Thank You Page and give them free Ebook.
I consider buying solo ads from udimi, so I think, it would be a good idea to promote OTO.
I will never promote get rich quick schemes like "get paid for surveys" and stuff like that.
I researched WarriorPlus offers, but I couldn't find a reliable offer to promote for beginners who want to get started.

So here is the question. What OTO to promote, if my auditory is beginners willing to start making money online?

I would appreciate if you provide me with specific offers you are personally promoting.

Get paid for surveys? SCAM
Affilorama? Expensive.
Top WarriorPlus offers? Actually, it seems like they are garbage (I may be wrong).
Clickbank? Hm....

I do want to provide value, and I think, I provide value by sharing interesting posts, but when it comes to monetizing my list I feel embarrassed.

I would appreciate your suggestions about specific one-time offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    So, your plan is to start a site in the MMO niche and you do not know what products to promote to make money online.

    Well, you are off to a good start.

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    • Profile picture of the author Kalambur
      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

      So, your plan is to start a site in the MMO niche and you do not know what products to promote to make money online.

      Well, you are off to a good start.

      al
      I know what to promote (web hosting offers and stuff for website owners), but I dont know what OTO is the best.
      My question is about OTO.

      BTW, did you get proper permission before copying someones post here on the main forum and putting it on your site?

      I didn't, but I provided the link to the source.
      I will contact the author of that post.
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      • Profile picture of the author agmccall
        Originally Posted by Kalambur View Post

        I know what to promote (web hosting offers and stuff for website owners), but I dont know what OTO is the best.
        My question is about OTO.

        BTW, did you get proper permission before copying someones post here on the main forum and putting it on your site?

        I didn't, but I provided the link to the source.
        I will contact the author of that post.
        OTO's are usually for your own products and not products you promote. Because if you were at all familiar with internet marketing you would realize that the sales page and subsequent pages is controlled by the vendor and not you.

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        • Profile picture of the author Kalambur
          Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

          OTO's are usually for your own products and not products you promote. Because if you were at all familiar with internet marketing you would realize that the sales page and subsequent pages is controlled by the vendor and not you.

          al
          Ok!
          I will clarify.
          A visitor subscribes to my list, he is redirected to thank you page, where he can download his free gift.
          It has become a tradition to provide him with additional offer, which I call OTO (one-time-offer), am I wrong?
          I could go to ClickBank and find "get paid for surveys", but I don't want to do that, becuase I know that it is SCAM.
          So, I decided to create this thread and ask if you could suggest some proven offer for first-time subscriber.

          Well at this point only your subscribers can tell you what they will buy from you. You have to figure out what problems they are having
          This is a first-time subsciber, so I cannot ask him what problems he is having. I know that he is a beginner, and he is likely not making money online. And yes, I will promote web hosting offers and offers for website owners, but chances are, he's looking for some easy scheme to make some extra cash, and he wants detailed instruction.

          Yes, I'm familiar with 101 ways to make money, they are fine, and they are free to use.

          And yes, guys, I enjoy subscribing to your lists, and I enjoy reading your, guys, e-mails. And if you, guys, are thinking, that you provide valuable information, you are wrong (I'm talking about MMO niche).
          By "you" I mean 95% of marketers.
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          • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
            Originally Posted by Kalambur View Post

            So, I decided to create this thread and ask if you could suggest some proven offer for first-time subscriber.
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            LOL, you're funny.

            Based on what you said in your initial posts here, I could narrow down which offers to kick them to.

            But if you think anyone is going to give you a specific proven offer for a first-time subscriber then time to put the pipe down.

            Toss them an offer related to what you "think" they would need as the next step.

            Are you trying to sell general MMO or start a blog.

            I really can't give you any more hints than that.
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            • Profile picture of the author DABK
              You can ask them to opt in in exchange for a gift and give them 2 or 3 choices. They get to pick on. Whatever they pick says something about what they're more likely to buy on the thank you page.

              In my opinion, hosting is not for a beginner. A beginner, my definition, is someone who's heard of making money online but knows nothing about it. Such a person might be more interested in a book/course that breaks down the various ways people can make money online.

              Once they've decided that they're not going to use facebook or craigslist or instagram or free wordpress to make money online, they'd be inclined to buy hosting.

              Of course, I don't know how you attract your visitors. Some maybe advanced when it comes to setting up a website but have no clue about setting up a funnel or increasing conversions... You could ask them to define themselves... A survey...
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              • Profile picture of the author Kalambur
                Originally Posted by DABK View Post

                You can ask them to opt in in exchange for a gift and give them 2 or 3 choices. They get to pick on. Whatever they pick says something about what they're more likely to buy on the thank you page.

                In my opinion, hosting is not for a beginner. A beginner, my definition, is someone who's heard of making money online but knows nothing about it. Such a person might be more interested in a book/course that breaks down the various ways people can make money online.

                Once they've decided that they're not going to use facebook or craigslist or instagram or free wordpress to make money online, they'd be inclined to buy hosting.

                Of course, I don't know how you attract your visitors. Some maybe advance when it comes to setting up a website but have no clue about setting up a funnel or increasing conversions... You could ask them to define themselves... A survey...
                Thank you, this is the best advice. I do appreciate your attention.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
    I truly believe that the best way to make money online for beginners is to start a blog, and write about his or her passion.
    More things are needed besides hosting to start a blog.

    And your question is now killing me that I clicked to see your own optin about all the ways to make money online.

    So here is the question. What OTO to promote, if my auditory is beginners willing to start making money online?
    Yeah, you aren't making sense.

    I do want to provide value, and I think, I provide value by sharing interesting posts, but when it comes to monetizing my list I feel embarrassed.
    Well at this point only your subscribers can tell you what they will buy from you. You have to figure out what problems they are having in 'getting their own passion sites going and how to monetize them' and sell them something that will solve that problem.

    Sounds like you've not laid out a roadmap in the direction you want to take them.

    BTW, did you get proper permission before copying someones post here on the main forum and putting it on your site?
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