Calling all Newbies - I need your help!

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Hello Warriors,

I have recently made the decision to commit to producing my very own free product within the next 6 weeks to give away to my small list, my blog readers and to use for adswaps.

The thing is, I really want it to provide value to whoever reads it so it would be good to receive some feedback to help my research.

So my question is...

What type of help do you really need?

  • Business basics?
  • Blog set up and monetization?
  • Listbuilding?
  • Affiliate marketing?
  • Product Creation?
  • etc etc
I recently posted the same question to my blog (link in my sig) with my first attempt at a blog video (don't laugh - it was a spur of the moment thing and taken with my Nokia 5800 ), and have had a reasonable response.

As I said in my blog...

Help Me to Help You

Cliff Truss
#calling #free product #newbies
  • Profile picture of the author emeliesjodahl
    I just started out with article marketing so I need good information aboout how to write killer articles that convert good.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Kennedy
      @ emeliesjodahl

      The thing with article marketing is to produce a lot...and then write some more!

      Also, make sure you get your keyword research done - maybe consider a good software program to help you with this if you're limited for time - I like "Keyword Research Pro"

      Lastly, don't underestimate the power of the resource box. Take your time getting this right and, if your click through rate is low then consider tweaking it.

      Thanks for your input - good luck with the article marketing!

      Cliff
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  • Profile picture of the author tehering
    Would love info on blog set-up and monetization...thanks...
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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Kennedy
      @tehering

      Thanks for your reply.

      Setting up a wordpress blog and how to monetize it is definately one of the subject matters I'm considering.

      The thing is, once that's done, driving traffic becomes ALL important.

      Good luck,

      Cliff
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  • Profile picture of the author kimerald
    I am a newbie, so how can I help?
    By the way, I am interested in knowing about affiliate marketing and blog set up and monetization.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Kennedy
      @kimerald

      Blog set up and monetizing again - plus affiliate marketing.

      Are you interested in the content niche blogging side of affiliate marketing?

      Personally, I like using Amazon.com for content niche affiliate marketing.

      Reasons?

      • Once people see you're affiliated with Amazon, they immediately trust you.
      • The sales process with Amazon often means that the buyer will go on to purchase other goods that you're not even promoting.
      The only down side is the relatively small commissions.

      Best wishes,

      Cliff
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  • Profile picture of the author scorpion
    I think what most newbies want is to make the first sale. If you can show them an easy and sure way to do it, you will have many fans.
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    • Profile picture of the author skinnykitty
      Originally Posted by scorpion View Post

      I think what most newbies want is to make the first sale. If you can show them an easy and sure way to do it, you will have many fans.
      I think you can PM experts (i.e. in this forum) and set up a quick interview how he made continous sales. Man, believe me I've signed up TONS of internet marketing ecourses than you ever imagined in 9 months to get that "FREE REPORT" but 90% of them just tell THEORIES, not practical experience.

      I suggest you to write the experts' experiences on how they make sales. You can write something like "How (expert names) generates $xxxx.xx a month from a simple blog".
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  • Profile picture of the author IsabelleMason
    how can i help you dear?
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  • Profile picture of the author RelicWeb
    List building would be nice....
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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Kennedy
      @relicweb

      Listbuilding eh? Good call. The thing that often gets overlooked IMO with listbuilding products is how to build relationships with your list.

      Thanks for your input,

      Regards,

      Cliff
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  • Profile picture of the author darshan1994
    I would be interested in Affiliate Marketing and How to promote CPA offers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Kennedy
      @darshan1994

      Another one for affiliate marketing but with a CPA twist.

      I will add your suggestion to my growing list.

      Good luck,

      Cliff
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  • Profile picture of the author aaramire
    hey, I find that a lot of people want low cost methods to make money. When I first started out I was on a budget and would look for free methods to make money without a website.

    Technical stuff can be intimidating for noobies so you might want to keep that in mind.

    Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Kennedy
    @aaramire

    Thanks for your comments. I couldn't agree more.

    For a start my product will be free - you can't get much more low cost than that

    I don't think I will be advocating spending a lot of money as I know what it's like when you first start out and I agree about not getting too technical as I would probably confuse myself!

    @everyone else

    any more suggestions?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Cliff, I don't need help with any of those things. Some people need help with all those things. The real question is, what do YOUR readers need help with? The people that follow you, your blog readers and mailing list subscribers, are the only ones who can answer that question for you with any authority.
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    • Profile picture of the author ikelove
      I made my first sale this week, and so, now I know this IM thing works , I want to know more about listbuilding and creating products because I don't have an opt-in page yet for my site (yea, yea, I know, I now realize looking at my google analytics how many potential subscribers I'm literally throwing away..it hurts me to even think about it) and I really have no idea what type of free product to create to get people to give up their email address.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ron Kennedy
        Originally Posted by ikelove View Post

        I made my first sale this week, and so, now I know this IM thing works , I want to know more about listbuilding and creating products because I don't have an opt-in page yet for my site (yea, yea, I know, I now realize looking at my google analytics how many potential subscribers I'm literally throwing away..it hurts me to even think about it) and I really have no idea what type of free product to create to get people to give up their email address.
        Hi ikelove,

        Well done on your first sale!

        Product creation? As you know, I'm just embarking on my first product so keep an eye on what I'm doing.

        Listbuilding seems to be a very hot topic and it's where i'm leaning to right now.

        Good luck,

        Cliff
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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Kennedy
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      Cliff, I don't need help with any of those things. Some people need help with all those things. The real question is, what do YOUR readers need help with? The people that follow you, your blog readers and mailing list subscribers, are the only ones who can answer that question for you with any authority.
      Hi Dennis,

      I know where you're coming from but I don't entirely agree.

      You see, my aim is to bring out a free product that will be a useful resource for newbies.

      When i launch this (free) product i will broadcast it on this post so that everyone who has helped me research the content will get the chance to review it.

      Thanks for your comments,

      Best wishes,

      Cliff
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  • Profile picture of the author stevecane
    Lisy building would be uber-cool...

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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Kennedy
      Originally Posted by stevecane View Post

      Lisy building would be uber-cool...

      Ste
      Thanks Steve, another one for list building.

      BW
      Cliff
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  • Profile picture of the author tyroneshum
    I remember, one of the greatest things that had helped me since the newbie years is getting to know about where to start in blogging and making money -- it's finding a market that I'm suitable on or interested in and then pouring my knowledge into it. Since then, I kind of liked writing more even if I usually enjoyed much the use of video.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    I agree with tyroneshum, there are a lot of information out there. But, you should focus on what really matters.. get serious and take action then go from there. Good luck!
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