What methods should I use?

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I'm finishing up my ebook and membership site and want to know what you suggestions you all have for how I should market this. I have very little money to use on marketing at first. My ebook is my personal story of how I finally lost 35 lbs quickly and easily, plus I include recipes, menus, FAQ in the ebook. What do you suggest? Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author innocent07
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    Have you got a list?

    It would take some effort but 'Product launching' it would get you a good return.
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    • Profile picture of the author octobergal
      No, I do not have a list.
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      • Profile picture of the author sainteve21
        Hi

        Put all your efforts and spare cash into marketing your product, the more you market the more return you will get

        Definitely consider a 'Product Launch' if you can build up the hype beforehand

        Best of luck

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      • Profile picture of the author innocent07
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        Originally Posted by octobergal View Post

        No, I do not have a list.

        You might be able to do a launch using somebody elses list, giving them a share of the profit


        Start building a list Now!

        Set up a squeeze page, and drive traffic to it,

        Using blogging, article marketing, videos, seo, social marketing etc.

        Give it 6 months..... and you should have a good list

        + in 6 months from now you might have to change your name to septembergal
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        • Profile picture of the author octobergal
          So I should wait 6 mos before launching and work on building my list?
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          • Profile picture of the author octobergal
            Thanks Steve....I want to do a "product launch", just not sure how without a list. Working on a list needs to be my priority.
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          • Profile picture of the author innocent07
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            Originally Posted by octobergal View Post

            So I should wait 6 mos before launching and work on building my list?
            Not exactly 6 months, I just meant that might be a good amount of time you would take to build a good list.
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            • Profile picture of the author octobergal
              Originally Posted by innocent07 View Post

              Not exactly 6 months, I just meant that might be a good amount of time you would take to build a good list.
              Oh ok, got it!
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              • Profile picture of the author octobergal
                Thanks Gary....I was originally thinking YouTube, but wasn't sure how I would make a video about my product. Thanks for the ideas, plus they're very inexpensive, which is what I need.

                SEMwinners.....Thanks for your ideas. I'll have to read up on some of them because I'm not too familiar.
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  • Profile picture of the author gravtex
    This is a good chance to utilize Youtube and video as well as press releases. Give both of them a try. You have a product that's going to appeal to a lot of people, hustle and get the word out.

    Gary
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  • Profile picture of the author SEMwinners
    Place it in Clickbank marketplace ($49), make an effiliate program and announce it to as many affiliate directories as possible.
    Work social media scene heavily. But do not simply spam people with notices.

    Try maybe to create tweets from your blog (Use Tweetmeme and retweeting plugin) posts, or just tweeter and Facebook and Tumbler for a free blog, and drip feed info and ask questions. Get into big groups on the topic in these communities and in video sites, in Gather etc. tell them your story.
    Get into stumbleupon and other bookmarking communities.
    Do a lot of videos and submit them to at least 40-50 video sites each, then bookmark and ping each link...

    Best you do a deep keyword research beforehand to know what to target exactly, since you could even get organic rankings with videos.
    Make funny videos for viral traffic with your link on an end slide or at the bottom third.

    Flood the place with articles.

    Hope that helps with cheap ways to market online!
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  • Profile picture of the author SEMwinners
    Ah, yes, PPV / contextual Advertising is a cheap PPC alternative if you know what your doing and have at least $2,000.
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    • Profile picture of the author octobergal
      Originally Posted by SEMwinners View Post

      Ah, yes, PPV / contextual Advertising is a cheap PPC alternative if you know what your doing and have at least $2,000.
      You lost me there, I have no idea what that means. I also don't have $2k to spend on advertising so I guess it doesn't matter much at this point.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paulie Ciara
    Hey octobergal! congrats on finishing up your book, AND on losing 35 pounds!

    There are some good comments and suggestions on this page, but if it were me, this is what I would do.

    Without a list, you're in a bad spot. That's really the only way to look at it. Fortunately for you, kick-starting your list isn't going to be a problem because it sounds like you've got a pretty good report on your hands.

    First, buy 7$ secrets (and the automatic content delivery script that comes with it) and set your affiliate commission to 100%. Make a thread in the JV section of every internet marketing forum you can find and tell them what you're offering.

    While your affiliates are jumping all over that, create a companion product to your report (extra "on the go"recipes for busy people? uber fat-burning exercises? a short video of you cooking a handful of healthy-meals?).

    Offer THIS product as your OTO (one time offer). Since your buyers already have their credit card in hand from buying your main product, your conversion rates here should be reasonably high, especially if you are asking a reasonable price or $7 or so.

    Your affiliate takes all the money from the front-end sale, you take all the money from the back-end sale AND you get a buying lead added to your list -- the most valuable type of lead anyone could ask for. Fair trade IMHO.
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    • Profile picture of the author innocent07
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      Originally Posted by vashie View Post

      Hey octobergal! congrats on finishing up your book, AND on losing 35 pounds!

      There are some good comments and suggestions on this page, but if it were me, this is what I would do.

      Without a list, you're in a bad spot. That's really the only way to look at it. Fortunately for you, kick-starting your list isn't going to be a problem because it sounds like you've got a pretty good report on your hands.

      First, buy 7$ secrets (and the automatic content delivery script that comes with it) and set your affiliate commission to 100%. Make a thread in the JV section of every internet marketing forum you can find and tell them what you're offering.

      While your affiliates are jumping all over that, create a companion product to your report (extra "on the go"recipes for busy people? uber fat-burning exercises? a short video of you cooking a handful of healthy-meals?).

      Offer THIS product as your OTO (one time offer). Since your buyers already have their credit card in hand from buying your main product, your conversion rates here should be reasonably high, especially if you are asking a reasonable price or $7 or so.

      Your affiliate takes all the money from the front-end sale, you take all the money from the back-end sale AND you get a buying lead added to your list -- the most valuable type of lead anyone could ask for. Fair trade IMHO.

      Can you explain a bit about the automatic content delivery script that comes with it, what is this purpose of the script? or is this the main script?

      or a seperate feature of the script ?

      and what can you do with this part of this 'automatic content delivery' part of the script ?
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      • Profile picture of the author Paulie Ciara
        Originally Posted by innocent07 View Post

        Can you explain a bit about the automatic content delivery script that comes with it, what is this purpose of the script? or is this the main script?

        or a seperate feature of the script ?

        and what can you do with this part of this 'automatic content delivery' part of the script ?
        Nope, it's nothing special, it's just the main script that accompanies the book (which is a great read btw).

        When your customers buy your product, the money gets sent to you (or the affiliate that made your sale), the product gets delivered to the buyer, the buyer end up at your OTO etc etc... all that good stuff
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  • Profile picture of the author jfinley
    If you have a little spare cash I would run some ppc ads. Thats what I did I spent $100 and now I have 300 people on my list. Just a tip good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author mlord10
    If you are strapped for cash, then you can get the word out with a hardcore article marketing, social media, and forum marketing campaign. You can write keyword rich articles, and submit them to all of the article directories, starting with ezinearticles.com.

    Creating a facebook page dedicated to weight loss will also help you get some traffic, and thus make you some sales.

    One of the fastest ways to get targeted traffic would be to participate and give helpful advice in a weight loss forum. In many forums you can actually have a signature link, which would be a link to your product page. Offer the book as a free download in exchange for people signing up to your email list.

    Once you have a decent sized list you can do adswaps, and build your list at an exponential rate. If you work on building a list then you will have an amazing marketing asset that no one can take away from you!
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    • Profile picture of the author terenceyang
      mlord, how do we go about doing an adswap? What should be a good list size before we consider an adswap? Thank you.

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      • Profile picture of the author octobergal
        Vashie.....I really like your idea, thanks so much!!

        Thank you to everyone else who gave me advice. I think I have enough to work on to build my list and start marketing.
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