Dear Internet marketers and marketing “Gurus”, please, please stop using the Video Boss formula for your pre-launch videos. I don’t know about you, but I just can’t take it anymore.
Case in point: The new Product Launch Formula videos by Jeff Walker.
Okay, I guess I know where this is coming from. It’s the same with the launches in general. Why does every marketer use the same kind of pre-launch process, the same kind of build-up, the same kind of hype generation? Because it works…
I’ve just finished putting together a free keyword research training program, called “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Keyword Research, But Were too Afraid to Ask”. I know, silly title.
You can get it by checking out the “Free Stuff” tab in the navigation bar, by clicking here or you can watch the video below to get some more details. Actually, you should really watch the video below, because there’s a catch to this deal and in the video, I explain what it is…
How can I make money online, fast? This question, or similar questions, have been popping up in my inbox occasionally. And go to any online marketing forum and you’ll doubtless see a couple of threads on this topic, as well. It seems that a lot of people get initially interested in online marketing because they are in a financial pinch and hope the Internet can get them out of it.
Below is a video in which I talk about two methods for making almost guaranteed, and fast, income online.
Don’t worry, though. This is still RQR and therefore still a hype-free zone. Video may not be quite what you expect, however…
Keyword research forms the foundation of any kind of online marketing endeavour. Without proper keyword research, a marketing campaign is dead in the water. No wonder then, that advanced keyword research programs come in many shapes and sizes. This post is a quick roundup featuring three of the most popular keyword research tools: Market Samurai, Keyword Blueprint and Keyword Elite 2.0.
Read on to see the roundup video and a short summary for each contestant.
If you’re on any Internet marketing mailing lists, then you’ve almost certainly received at least one offer for an “Offline Gold” type of product. It seems that everyone’s promoting one of those, lately. The premise of these products can be summarized as follows: Find small to medium local businesses with crappy websites and offer them your services for doing some SEO, website optimization, setting up forms for lead-capture etc. In other words: Bring your online marketing skills offline and charge a premium fee for it.
Sounds like a great plan, right? I made a video in which I’m being a total spoil-sport talking about some of the real-life implications of starting a web design and optimization service like this. I also offer some useful advice for anyone who wants to give this method a try.
I recently published my extensive, written review of Wealthy Affiliate and in this post, I follow up with some videos. Unlike in previous cases, I did not make an entire, detailed series of videos about this, but instead decided to distil everything down to just two clips. This way, you can get the essentials in just a few minutes.
Unfortunately, CRewriter doesn’t exist anymore. As an alternative, I recommend you check out the free version of SpinChimp.[/error]
While I’m generally not a big fan of article spinning, I still make use of the technique here and there and I’m still going to be testing article marketing and rewriting software. Enter the CRewriter. This is an online application that you can use to make the article spinning process a bit simpler. Best of all, this tool is completely free to use.
Below, you’ll find a video showing the CRewriter in action and some more details about what it does and where you can find it.
Here’s how this works:
Step 1: You watch the video below, in which Gary Vaynerchuk says a lot of awesome things, then makes a huge blunder and then says some more awesome things.
Step 2: Watch the next video, below the first one, where I rant about how incredibly wrong Gary was with his statements about Internet marketing.
Step 3: Read the few paragraphs at the end, where I elaborate on some essential points.
Someone asked me about affiliate banners in WordPress and I thought this might be an interesting subject for many who are just starting out with this whole affiliate marketing business.
Below, you find two short videos explaining everything you need to know about how to add affiliate banners to your WordPress blog. The first video covers the very basics and the second video goes into a little more detail, showing you how to cloak the banner-links, how to make your own banners (in case none are provided) and how to add a banner to the sidebar.
I hope you find them useful.
All the best,
P.S.: For good measure, here’s a banner:
Automation software for Internet marketing purposes: It’s all the rage right now, and has been for quite a while. There are numerous offers for programs that will automate all kinds of tasks from distributing articles, videos or bookmarks to completely creating or re-writing content (shudder). Look at a few discussion threads about automation software in a forum and you’ll quickly realize that bots are at the centre of many a heated debate. Some say that automation is all rubbish and never really works like it should and others swear by it.
In this article, I introduce three concepts that are essential to understanding the use and misuse of automation bots.
Email marketing, a long-time darling of many Internet marketers, may be coming to an end. And it’s not just me saying that, it’s Frank Kern!
Actually, he didn’t say that at all, but something he said sparked this idea.
Let’s start at the beginning: I just recently watched Kern’s State of the Internet Address. It’s an almost 40-minute long video in which Kern talks about the past year in Internet marketing and makes some predictions as to what he thinks the coming years will have in store for us. It’s a great video and I absolutely recommend you go and watch it. There are some really simple and at the same time profound nuggets of information in this clip.
Squidoo is a very popular article database. Actually, calling it an article database is a complete understatement. While the underlying principle is similar to that of an article database – you can register, publish your own content and also link back to your websites – Squidoo has a lot more to offer. What mainly sets it apart is that you can add a lot of multimedia and interactive elements to each of your pages (called “lenses” on Squidoo). From images and slideshows to videos, polls and digg-like voting elements, there is a huge selection of fun stuff you can add to each of your lenses.
Since Squidoo even allows affiliate links and encourages it’s users to make money (there’s a revenue sharing model), it’s a great resource for every online marketer or article marketer. I’ve put together a series of instructional videos that go into some detail on how to build a lens, how to add in multimedia elements and how to promote the lens to get more visitors and clicks.