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Forum: Email Marketing 14th April 2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,500
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: How To Build Email list for free ?

YouTube comments are an awesome place to get leads.

Just sign in and look for videos you can comment on that are related to your niche.

For example with weight loss, look for videos like "my...
Forum: Beginners Area 14th April 2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Make £300 per month

Go through your stuff and find things you can sell that you don't use anymore.

Post online ads locally.

People are paying premium prices now for things like fitness equipment.

There are also...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 950
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Where To Focus Our Attention (The Future)

Here are some "predictions" I recall. . .

2012 - email marketing is dead

2013 - email marketing is dead

2014 - email marketing is dead

2015 - email marketing is dead
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,232
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: What skill in the internet world is the most in-demand?

Copy writing is where it's at.

Big difference though between academic writing and copy writing.

See how I'm writing short sentences and writing like I talk?

Not 700 word essays in Chicago...
Forum: Email Marketing 13th April 2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Solo ads worth it?

A lot of vendors build their lists using solo ads themselves.

So a lot of these lists are like a giant cesspool.

You have to eat the watermelon and spit out the seeds in order to get quality...
Forum: Email Marketing 13th April 2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 583
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: How often do you email your list?

It depends on how the list is built.

Using solo ads I would email every day because people will quickly forget who you are due to the amount of emails they get.

If you're already an established...
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: Mind Warriors 13th April 2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 553
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Don't Be Average

Awesome post.

Mediocrity doesn't pay the bills.

Most people give up too soon, refuse to think for themselves or are afraid of hard work.

Plain and simple.
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: Beginners Area 13th April 2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: What kind of Lead Magnet content are the best if i'm a newbie on affiliate marketing?

You need something that can be consumed quickly by your prospect.

Most people have the attention span of a goldfish.

So yes, cheat sheets and check lists work great.

I like doing short...
Forum: Beginners Area 13th April 2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,057
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: I'm a MORON. How do I get started making money online?

Keep it really simple.

Find affiliate programs that offer "done for you funnels" to use in your promotions.

I know of a few high converting ones where you just send traffic.

All of the email...
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: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd May 2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,076
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Tip to increase Sales Online

You're right.

Most people don't have a traffic problem, they have a conversion problem.

Anyone can build a squeeze page and buy leads. The bottleneck usually comes after that point.

That's...
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 24th August 2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,565
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Is Dan Lok the new Tai Lopez?

One of his latest videos is a tour of his 15 million dollar penthouse. A little over the top.

I first saw him months back while looking for copywriting tips on YouTube.

I found him a little...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th August 2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: What programs do you use in affiliate marketing

I use Global NPN. I like the autoresponder because the price is fixed and does not increase as your list grows.

They also have a drag and drop funnel builder, cpanel hosting, ad tracking (like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th August 2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 378
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Internet Marketing is not only to make Money!!!

To me, it's not really about the money, but rather what the money can do for you.

It's also about freedom. Time freedom, and the freedom to do what you love.

Everyone is wired differently. ...
Forum: Beginners Area 4th June 2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 185
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Not moving anywhere?

There's a simple formula called Learn, Do, Teach.

For example, you take action and get a desired result whether that's getting a lead or a sale. Now you create content explaining how you did it....
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: Email Marketing 26th May 2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 988
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: How often i have to email my List?

It also depends on your niche and traffic source. If you're using solo ads, if you're not emailing frequently enough people will quickly forget about you.

But, if they heard you speaking on a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Which affiliate products are too good any why?

A good product is one you actually use and believe in. Especially if you're using content marketing.

Imagine trying to recommend a movie that you never saw to someone. Kind of awkward right?
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st March 2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Who to make money on YouTube

Yes, it's possible. The biggest factor that will determine your success is consistency.

If you just put up one video, wait and say to yourself that no one is watching, you'll fail.

However, if...
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: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th March 2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Lead Magnet: Simple vs Artistic?

The appearance of your lead magnet is secondary. Most people won't see it until after they opt in.

Then you wow them with your content.

Curiosity is a huge factor with squeeze pages. ...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 20th March 2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,913
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Wealthy Affiliate - Advice for beginners

A better route would be to find someone who is already successful using the particular business model you're interested in.

Reverse engineer what they're doing and model them. Contact them and...
Forum: Email Marketing 19th March 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,756
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Weight Loss Lead Magnet Ideas?

Make it something easy to consume, less than 10 minutes.

People online have the attention span of gnats.

Checklists, cheat sheets and videos work well.

Find a specific problem your market...
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 19th March 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 547
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Selling products in a niche you don't like

A big factor that determines success is consistency. If you don't like something, you lesson your chances of sticking with it.

It's not so bad if you can automate the process but if you're...
Forum: Email Marketing 16th February 2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: solo ads

Check out Solo Ads X.com They have an independent weekly ranking system and guarantee no bot traffic or your money back.

The owner also runs the FB group Solo Ad Testimonials. That's another...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 16th February 2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Lead Skimmer - Yea or Nay?

Lead Skimmer can be great if you're looking for a front end offer for your funnel.

I'm a member because it comes free as part of my Global NPN membership.

If you're a free member you pass up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: I need advices and ideas how to turn my passion into a buisness.

1. Focus on building your list right out of the gate.

2. Direct all traffic to your squeeze page.

3. Start introducing offers.

4. Stay focused and consistent.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,921
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: 1,000 + hops and hops per order but no sales.

I usually let a CB product run for 250 hops on cold traffic before I make a decision. Any higher than that I will change variables like my ad copy, the traffic source, or the product.

That is why...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,922
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: A Simple, Proven Way to Make Money Online. It's What I Did 17 Years Ago.

Awesome post. I think the more you know, the more it can cripple you because you suffer from information overload.

Paralysis by analysis.

I always need to remind myself to focus om income...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Is Your Business Model Damaging Your Income?

I also like continuity. For physical products it could be supplements and for digital it could be software or membership sites.

That way you can build your business faster and create a stable,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th April 2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,334
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Fiverr for Traffic Generation?

I have tried the Traffic gigs myself with no luck. Even tried flyers linking to CB offers.

But that's the only way you'll ever know. Action is key. Until then, it's all theory.

I have had...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,432
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Why 95% of the people never will be successful or get rich!

For me, it's about the ability to recognize opportunity and take advantage of it.

This is one of the few businesses you can run from anywhere with very little capital. Imagine this 30 years ago?...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Which website is the best for affiliate marketing?

I have learned a ton of info for free on YouTube.

You do need to learn how to eat the watermelon and spit out the seeds though.

That being said, you can find some great webinars, case studies...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th April 2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: How To Make Money By Being Stupid, Struggling Badly, Being Ripped Off & Learning The Hard Way

Some have the misconception that technology somehow replaces the skills you need to be successful.

This whole process of making money online takes skill. And an entire shift in mindset from an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Why Most of the Newbie Failed into Blogging/Internet Marketing???

If money were not an issue, what would you be doing with your time for the rest of your life?

Blog about that.

Second, you have to know how to write. It takes a while to find your voice and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Which Niche to choose? General advice appreciated too

My advice is to choose whatever you are most likely to stick with. The ability to focus is huge here.

Most people can learn the skills like setting up a web site for example. It's the mindset...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: free traffic

Keep in mind that no traffic really is free. It will cost you time and time is money.

The best thing to do is set an advertising budget and stick with it. With practice you can get that money...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: The one thing that will kill your OM dreams

Good post. I can relate to what you're saying.

Most things can work - what stops people is their inability to take action.

I used to be there myself.

It's easy to say you are serious but...
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 27th January 2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Affiliate marketing

You need some type of middle ground without getting too redundant.

You should also be writing for humans, not just SEO. But the more you write, the better your chances of getting discovered.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 342
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: PEOPLE do this all the time can I?

Sometimes short cuts seem quicker in the beginning but in the end it will bite you in the ass.

Been there ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,955
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Fact - Low ticket products are easier to sell

Initially, low priced products are easier for me to sell. Once there is some trust and a relationship formed, I move on to higher priced products.

To be honest though, I have never tried really...
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: Email Marketing 15th January 2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,977
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Help. Big lists but no sales.

Some people buy after 6 days, some after 6 weeks and some after 6 months. Different people take different time frames to build relationships.

Just don't be so quick to give up. Learn your craft....
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: Search Engine Optimization 15th January 2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,181
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: Do you buy your traffic or do SEO? > for your affiliate site

I prefer paid traffic.

SEO is like playing Russian Roulette.

When I buy traffic I know exactly how much and when.

And it's fast :cool:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: How To Make Sales Online

Great points.

Emotion will beat logic every time.

That is why people buy sports cars. You don't really need a sports car.

It's how you will feel when you're driving it. And the attention...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,255
Posted By Randy McLean
Re: How about make money online in "make money online" niche

If that's what you're passionate about, then go for it. There will always be people telling you that you can't do something.

You already have some success with personal development. That would...
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