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Forum: Email Marketing 13th April 2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 283
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: How Long Should an email marketing Campaign message be?

It depends on the goal of your email.

If you're using a curiosity based email just to get the click, shorter is better.

On the other hand if you're using storytelling a little longer wouldn't...
Forum: Beginners Area 13th April 2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: How can I stand out in affiliate marketing

Study copy writing and get good at it.

It's not always what you're selling but HOW you sell it.

You can pre-frame your offer before people even see the sales page.

Watch videos and read...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th April 2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: What Was Your "Aha" Moment With Internet Marketing?

My biggest "a-ha" moment is when I realized that everything doesn't have to be perfect.

It's far better to just put something out there than to strive for perfection.

For example, my brother...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd August 2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 414
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: How To Ensure You Get Your Affiliate Commission?

You should always use a bridge page and offer bonuses related to what you're selling.

Especially bonuses that relate to the offer. If it's a list building product for example, you could offer...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By Randy McLean
Let's see what happens

I've been reading this forum for awhile and here is what I notice:

Most beginners get emotionally attached to their results or lack of results.

And when things don't go their way, they stop.
...
Forum: Beginners Area 2nd April 2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 660
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Affiliate marketing steps to success?

1. Sell what the market wants

It doesn't matter what you want. You need to match your offer to your audience.

2. Keep things simple

The whole process of selling is relatively simple but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th May 2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,201
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Giving up after 11 years

Here is a formula I learned from my mentor:

Success = Simplicity x Consistency

For example, you'll never get good at video marketing by posting 1 video. Just do it over and over again.

And...
Forum: Beginners Area 21st March 2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,539
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: How to promote my affiliate links?

What everyone else said.

The #1 mistake beginners make is sending traffic straight to the offer. Most of it is traffic that will never come back.

Your funnel doesn't need to be complicated in...
Forum: Beginners Area 19th March 2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Can start an online business and keep my full-time job ???

It's best to keep your full time job until your business takes off.

Otherwise, you'll feel too much pressure and will make poor decisions.

Of course, everyone's situation is different. For...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: The Best Affiliate Marketing Courses...

A really good course I bought on listing building was Zero Hour Work Days by Brendan Mace.

It covers all the basics and contains enough info to get you started.

He now offers the course for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 711
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: How to turn traffic into reasonable conversions

You need to solve a specific problem and focus on the benefits.

No one wants to lose weight merely for the sake of losing weight.

They want to:


Look more attractive to their partner
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 165
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: What factor do you Think is the most important to 'Make Money Online'

The ability to stick with something until you figure out.

Most can't figure it out, try something else, and can't figure that out.

You have to be willing to learn new skills and keep going.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th January 2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 376
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Do They Teach You Everything You Need To Know?

It's important to make sure any course you get has some kind support involved. Some will have a forum, or direct access to the author.

No course will ever be 100% complete.

Losing money can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 562
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Can I make money by building an email list and sales funnel in a niche that is not my passion?

It really depends on your personality type.

If you're the type of person that gets bored or distracted easily I would stick with your passion.

Some are more analytical and don't really care.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th January 2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,527
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: 10$ a day is it possible ?

The way I did it was to monetize my hobby. It's still work, but work you enjoy.

You simply share your knowledge in the form of tips, tutorials, and experiences. And once in awhile you recommend...
Forum: Email Marketing 12th January 2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Creating My free Report

You don't really need an email to send them a PDF report either. Sometimes I use the term "e-course" to justify collecting an email address.

But, in the grand scheme of things, the medium doesn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 11,497
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Affiliate Marketing is dead

People are a lot more tech savvy than they were 10 years ago. So it does take a lot more effort to make a sale.

And the cost of advertising was much cheaper.

In the past you could direct link...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th January 2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 264
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: How to find (honest) products for affiliate marketing?

I either buy it myself or ask for a review copy.

I have emailed a handful of ClickBank vendors about a review copy and they hardly ever say no.

Why would they? It's in their best interest...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 254
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Here's an interesting question

Try both and compare the results.

You never know how something will work completely until you test it.

Until then, it's all speculation.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th January 2017, 04:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Are you frustrated, confused, and upset that you can't make money online?

Most people like the "idea" of making money online. They just aren't willing to put in the work.

Nice post Steve. It took me awhile to grasp what you're saying.

No one is going to do the work...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th January 2017, 03:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 491
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: What you prefer ? Free trafic or paid Trafic ?

The best thing to do is set an advertising budget for yourself. That way it's not so scary and you know what you can afford.

That is what real businesses do.

You can also reinvest your profits...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 937
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: You have to love these 'coaching' programs....

That's a pretty unfortunate experience there Niche Blogger. It's almost like some people can't hear what they are actually saying and see the irony.

Coaching will only benefit action takers who...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,874
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: 12 Years of internet marketing failure.

The problem is a lot of people are looking for a solution outside themselves. You need to sharpen your skills.

Learn what motivates people to buy things. That is why it's called internet...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th January 2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 909
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: What is the best way to learn Blogging?

Check out Entrepreneurs Journey (https://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/) by Yaro Starak. He writes quality content there about blogging and has made a living with his blog for years.

I have...
Forum: Mind Warriors 4th January 2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 279
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: 3 Days Into 2017, have you given up yet?

I keep a picture of my 1 year old daughter close by.

That's all the motivation I need.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Source material for Internet Marketers?

Try Affilorama.com to start. You can become a free member and start from there.

There are written guides and over 120 videos that explain the entire process from someone who knows what the hell...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 869
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: First time out as an Affiliate Marketer - The Good, The Bad, The Faceplant!

Well, kudos for trying. At least you took action.

I have had the best luck finding sellers in the Facebook group Solo Ad Testimonials. There are over 30,000 members and it's pretty ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 358
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: The Fear of Failure..

I think it's normal. You just have to get to the point where what you can possibly gain will outweigh the situation you are in now.

Then make a decision to take action. No matter what.

Most...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Traffic Exchanges, Useful Or Not?

It's the whole time vs. money thing.

If you have a lot of time, traffic exchanges can work. I used to use them but couldn't justify it after awhile.

You surf 5 different exchanges at once with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: What's quickest way to gain premium Free traffic ?

You need to use other people's traffic in order to do that. Kind of borrowing it in way.

You do this by guest posting, being a guest on a podcast etc. You should already know your subject and be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2017, 03:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Newbies attempt at a strategy - FEEDBACK welcome!

I don't know what type of physique you have but in order to have an engaging YouTube channel you have to have a really good physique. Especially if you are dealing with Men's Fitness.

Look at the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st January 2017, 05:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 604
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Is this a good plan?

It sounds like a great idea. Especially because you're already making money doing what it is you plan to offer.

You can do a video series like a case study. Offer the first 3 videos for free on...
Forum: Mind Warriors 31st December 2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 824
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Music Inspires Me

KISS fan since I was 12. Basically the soundtrack to my life.

The songs tell you to stay true to yourself, enjoy life and dare to be different. Perfect for the IM crowd.

To me they are more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st December 2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,824
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Who are the best internet marketers?

One of the first marketers I started following at first was Jim Daniels of Bizweb2000.com

He's one of the pioneers and has been online since 2006. I am sure he has seen everything under the sun...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st December 2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 549
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: 2017 New Focus

1. Collect email addresses

2. Sell stuff

:cool:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st December 2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 735
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Is There a Clear Path to Success?

Great post.

Yes, being a millionaire would be nice but as you say you have to consider the cost. Many do eventually get their money but at the expense of their health, their families etc.

Many...
Forum: Email Marketing 30th December 2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Free Traffic

I have a weight loss squeeze page and use Google Alerts to drive traffic there to get free leads.

You can enter all your related keywords and have them emailed to you as it happens. You just then...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th December 2016, 04:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Which 3 Strategies/Projects Will You Do In 2017 To Accelerate Your Success?

1. Marketing - Keep buying paid traffic and sticking with the winners.

2. Content creation - I will keep adding emails to my follow up series for my profit on the back end.

3. Optimization -...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Why this site has so many banners?

It's only $25 for 30 days for a 272 x 225 sidebar ad. They say they have 93,000 monthly visitors.

It's easy to see how these spots would sell out fast.

In fact, it would be a great place to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,019
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Where to start, What to do.

You can create your own landing pages, redirects, product reviews etc. There are many ways to do it and you can get the link when you login.

If you choose just to direct link from your site it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2016, 04:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,019
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Where to start, What to do.

To summarize, here is what you want to do:

1. Find your passion

2. Build an audience

3. Introduce products

This can be accomplished using a variety of different methods and platforms. ...
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd December 2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,158
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Are There Any Good Low Priced Solo Ad Providers?

Check out the group Solo Ad Testimonials on Facebook. There are 31,000+ members there that do reviews of sellers.

The cheapest you're going to get with high quality Tier 1 traffic is around $0.35...
Forum: Email Marketing 22nd December 2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: The Real Money is in the List

Very well written and laid out. This is the kind of information that most "know" but seldom follow.

That is why it bears repeating.

In terms of the content, I used to be one of those people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd December 2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 568
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: What Do I do in Internet Marketing?

You really only need to do 2 things:

1. Collect email addresses

2. Sell stuff

This is how it is most profitable with ClickBank.

You can even use something like mailerlite.com which is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: i spend lots of time and money on internet please suggest me

It's all about testing and starting small.

Set a daily budget for yourself that you are comfortable with. Try different offers, different networks, and track everything.

Once you see a result...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 125
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Starting out with: Products vs. Services

A way to scale a service would be to outsource it. I have seen many online fitness coaching programs do this.

You get a customized diet and workout plan, plus unlimited VIP email access from the...
Forum: Email Marketing 19th December 2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Email marketing question

Your open rate is decent and 10 emails is a good start.

36 subscribers is kind of low to gauge anything though. Unless you have an instant offer that is laser targeted to what your opt-in page is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Free TRAFFIC Methods and Anonymity

I have seen people search for YouTube channels that aren't monetized. Sometimes people just enjoy sharing their passions and hobbies and have no idea about marketing.

Once you find good videos...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,402
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Making Money Online: Reality vs. Fiction

Just because it worked for the author of the course, does not mean it will work for you. Results always vary.

You can even use the same system, but what makes your results different is your own...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: 2017 : Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Traffic

Great list. That is why I find it funny when people are stuck with the traffic part.

The problem is most either A/ don't want to spend the time or B/ are afraid of spending money.

I always...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,910
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: My 1000th Post: Step By Step To Success! (REALLY)

Awesome post. Thanks for keeping it real.

No shortcuts but a workable plan that has been proven to work.

A lot of nice little nuggets of info here (like keeping everything related).

This is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,571
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Is it too late to start at 55 years?

If you can drive a car or work a cell phone you can learn a new skill. Brian Tracy talks a lot about that.

In my opinion there are two things that give younger people the advantage.

1. They...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Which one is best for Affiliate Marketing - Facebook or website?

Why not use both?

Create a FB fan page (free), regularly post engaging content and ultimately send them to your web site or affiliate link(s).

Certain niches work really well for this. You can...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Your First is Always The Hardest!

It was an affiliate program for a dating site. I put a banner ad on a content site I had related to female celebrities. My first check came in the mail for $150 USD.

That is when I saw it was...
Forum: Email Marketing 10th December 2016, 02:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: The best headlines for email marketing ???

I scan all my messages from time to time and look at the highest open rates. That gives me insight into the types of headlines that work best for my audience.

Sometimes what you think is best...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2016, 02:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: What Has Been Your Biggest Hurdle For Making Money Online?

Perfectionism and "what if thinking."

I would spend hours on a web site trying to get every little detail right when in fact no one was even looking at it!

Or I would become paralyzed thinking...
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