How I Get 476 New Optins on 48 Hours

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I got my own blog about IM on Spanish Language with very nice optin rates on daily basis (almost all my traffic it's organic for this site)

But I get a very nice bump on my list thanks to this tactic:

A few months ago I turn 40 and to celebrate I create 3 short videos about:

* Why not to use URL free shorter services to cloak your affiliate links and get your links control using a cloak tool on your own hosting.
* How to cloak links safely with a free cloak program and how to upload the redirect file to the hosting
* As some of my reader do not know how to buy a domain and a hosting service and don't read English (they can't buy a hosting service if they notice the page is not on Spanish) I add a tutorial about this topic too.

Then I create a very catchy graphic header (balloons an party graphics) announcing it's my birthday and I wan to celebrate sharing this 3 videos with my subscribers.

This videos will be online just for 2 days.

Just after the header add on big letters "To my Domain.com readers Gift" includes a link to my blog.

I upload the videos to Amazon S3 so, they cant find it on YouTube or any other video services.

I add some Twitter and Facebook share buttons after the videos and request to share my Birthday present with their friends.

A footer with balloons saying thank you to be my subscriber... not my subscriber yet? Click Here and then goes to my squeeze page.

Also my blog have a squeeze format on pop up.

Then I sent a broadcast to my list, post it on my fanpage, I tweet it myself and wait.

The results: 476 brand new optins: 317 from my blog and 159 from the squeeze page.

After 2 days I delete the content and add a legend: Thank you but My Birthday present is not available anymore.

This help a lot because when I use some time scarcity, all my subscribers know I'm serious about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author HonestAffiliate
    I see many marketers using free shortener services widely
    and I am using one as well.

    Why it is such a bad idea not to use one of the reputable
    shorteners without the hassle of setting everything on your
    website?
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    • Profile picture of the author Yadira Barbosa
      Originally Posted by HonestAffiliate View Post

      I see many marketers using free shortener services widely
      and I am using one as well.

      Why it is such a bad idea not to use one of the reputable
      shorteners without the hassle of setting everything on your
      website?
      There are many problems with shorteners:

      * There are some cases that the service goes down, it's banned for several websites and services, get banned from browsers or they one day just redirect all the links to other site (this happens with U2ty)

      * You don't control your links at all, one day the service decide to clean all the old links and you link just gone.

      * The product you promote simply is out of business, or the marketplace and the link is useless, but you can replace the redirection to another affiliate product (if you have your own hosting) and you're set!
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      • Profile picture of the author samphaifan
        Hello Yadiry, your Threat is just huge and high value! i have never think about it. Just not sure i understand these 2 Points below....
        Originally Posted by Yadira Barbosa View Post

        There are many problems with shorteners:


        * You don't control your links at all, one day the service decide to clean all the old links and you link just gone.
        Should i use a plugin instead if i run my site on a hosting or do you recommend a good shortener that also is secure?


        * The product you promote simply is out of business, or the marketplace and the link is useless, but you can replace the redirection to another affiliate product (if you have your own hosting) and you're set!

        IM not sure what you mean by this Point. Are you able to give me more details of what you mean?


        Thanks a lot in advanced and have a blessed Day / week

        with respect and Kind grettings
        Steve
        thailand
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  • Profile picture of the author cactus82
    Thank you Yadira. Your post really useful for newcomers like me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Russel Mogul
    this information is truely valuable I myself am looking into creating an olympics site geared towards spanish speaking people
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Vraibel
    Awesome post, Yadira. Too many marketers use scarcity tactics but don't stick to them. It's so much more valuable to keep your word so they will always take you seriously.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Baker
    Nice post Yadira..useful information for beginners.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yadira Barbosa
    Dear Steven,

    I'm answering you questions:

    * You don't control your links at all, one day the service decide to clean all the old links and you link just gone.
    Should i use a plugin instead if i run my site on a hosting or do you recommend a good shortener that also is secure?

    If you have a hosting, you can use Profit Protector (it's free)
    Free HTML Tool - Profit Protector Affiliate Link Cloaker

    To create the cloaks and redirect using you affiliate link, than upload the file to your hosting account.

    If you want your link to be short, try tu buy a very short domain only to cloak purposes, for example goto123.com or go2x.com even .info or org can be use to this purpose.


    * The product you promote simply is out of business, or the marketplace and the link is useless, but you can replace the redirection to another affiliate product (if you have your own hosting) and you're set!

    IM not sure what you mean by this Point. Are you able to give me more details of what you mean?

    Example: I promote weightloss4all.com on clickbank, I seed tons of links (articles, blog post, comments on forums, etc) then one day this product is not with clickbank anymore, all your links are valueless now, but there's weightlossxyz.com you can use Profit Protector to create the cloaking to the new product and name the file exactly the same as the old one, and reload it to the hosting. Now all your old links you already seed goes to the new product now.
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