Category Archives for Build Your Product

Guide: How to Build Your List During a Product Launch

List Building Launch

One of the best sources of new subscribers for my email lists are product launches. Whenever I release or re-release a product, it always means getting lots of new, highly valuable leads.

As outlined in the post where I describe my entire system for building product-based businesses, it’s very important to get the lead generation setup right when you first launch a product. In this post, you’ll discover the exact setup (including recommended tools) for the three types of lead generation you should put in place to get the most out of your next launch.

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The ActiveGrowth System

I have written about many different aspects of creating and successfully selling products, the foundation of any value based business.

As announced in an earlier video, my goal is to provide you with all the information you need to create your own value based business successfully. So far, I’ve done so in many separate parts (and I’ll reference many of them throughout this post). In this post, I want to provide the big picture. I want to show you the entire system, from start to finish.

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The Worst (and Most Popular) Kind of Product Idea

Bad Idea

When you start out as an entrepreneur, there’s one product idea that you’ll almost inevitably come up with, at some point…

This product idea seems very attractive. Heck, it will seem like a sure-fire winner.

Unfortunately, in reality, it’s a terrible idea. Watch this video to see what I mean and how to avoid one of the most common newbie mistakes you can make:

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What to Sell – 14 Examples of Successful Online Offers and What You Can Learn From Them

Creating and selling your own offers comes with huge advantages over any affiliate or ad-revenue based online business models.

In this post, you’ll discover exactly why that’s true (and not just based on my own experience) and what kind of offers you can create and sell, as well as pros and cons for each business model.

All that along with practical examples means that if you invest a few minutes into reading this post, you’ll never again have to ask “but what exactly should I sell?”

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Interview With Video Marketing Expert Dave Kaminski

I recently got the chance to chat with Dave Kaminski, who has established himself as a leading expert for all things concerning online video.

From the technical aspects of uploading and displaying optimized and compatible videos online, creating professional-level screencast videos or live videos to effective video marketing and traffic-generating techniques, Dave’s the man to talk to.

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The Best Way to Start With Online Marketing

I frequently receive emails with questions along the lines of “what’s the best way for me to start earning money online?” or “I’ve been trying my hand at Internet Marketing for months/years but haven’t made a cent. What should I do to change that?” or “how can I start a successful online business/make my online business more successful?”.

I always find it quite difficult to answer these questions, because there is no simple, one-size-fits-all answer. In this post, I want to give answers that cover as many bases as possible.

If you’re on square one or feel stuck with your online marketing ventures, here’s everything you need to know to get started in the right direction.
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“High-Quality Products” Rant (and Question)

I need to ask you a question. A very important question. But first, I need to get a rant off of my chest.

Check out the video below to see what I’m talking about:
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How to Create and Launch a Product Successfully

A few months ago, starting with a list of only 500 people and in a niche where I was still very new at the time, I managed to create a full-time income with the very first product I created and launched.

In this post, I want to share everything I did to make this happen so that you can do the same. That product, by the way, was Backlink Battleplan.

 

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WSO Cash Blueprint

I’ve released a new product. It’s called WSO Cash Blueprint (not a name that will win any innovation-awards, admittedly) and it’s about creating profitable “Warrior Special Offers”. In this post, I’m not going to go into too much detail on what the product is about or why you should buy it. That’s what the sales-page is for.

Instead, here’s a video where I explain why I created this product and what I’m doing with it, from a marketing perspective (this is, after all, a marketing blog):
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The Truth About the Membership Site Model

Membership sites or continuity programs (same thing) are very popular among Internet marketers. In certain circles it’s almost mandatory to have some type of continuity program to add as an upsell to whatever the latest product is, that you’re launching. And of course, there are also tons of product about how you can get incredibly rich by creating membership sites.

But among all the noise, what is actual fact, when it comes to the membership site model? To find out, I decided to create a survey.

Here are the results:
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Survey: Tell Me What Would Benefit Your Online Business Most (and I’ll Make it)

Because I’m all for building a solid, sustainable online business, I have been busy creating some training and guides covering the basics of online marketing. So far, you can get the guide to building a WordPress website (from scratch), the strategy to increase your results with SEOLinkVine or other blog networks by 300% or more and the best damn keyword research guide ever, all for free.

And I’m not about to stop. I will keep creating products and guides like these, to help you get started online and to help take your business to the next level. To help me make the perfect products, suited to your needs, I want to ask for a favour: Take two minutes of your time to answer four quick questions in the survey linked to below. Your answers will help me prioritize my products and tailor them as perfectly as possible to your needs.


>>> Click here to take the survey. <<<

  Thanks. Two things you might need to know concerning my upcoming products:
  1. The next one in the pipeline is a detailed link-building plan (you won’t believe how many backlinks you can build, using only free tools!).
  2. In addition to my free guides and trainings, I will also be releasing some higher-end products that I charge for. You’ll always be able to get tons of value for free and soon, you’ll be able to get even more value for a small price.
Again, please take the survey above and help me out with this. Also, taking the survey makes you totally awesome and increases your attractiveness to the opposite sex by at least 130%, so there’s something in it for you, too. ;) Cheers,

Interview With Product Creation Wizard: Kevin Riley

Kevin Riley, seen here in "da Boss" mode.My guest for today’s interview is Kevin Riley from the Product Creation Labs. Kevin is an experienced offline and online entrepreneur who has a reputation for creating excellent, step-by-step instructions on all sorts of online marketing related topics. He also has several products teaching the different aspects of creating your own products and promoting them online.

In the interview, we talk about why he thinks even complete Internet marketing newbies should consider making their own products. He also shares some very interesting insights into the importance of approaching online marketing with the right kind of mindset and shares some tips on how you can avoid getting side-tracked and losing focus – a mistake many beginners fall victim to.
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