As I write this it is about 8:23 am and I admit, I am feeling a bit jaded with the IM game as of late.
Hell, if you’re a person like me who is part of the internet marketing space and you check your email inbox like I do then I imagine you’re feeling a little like a goldfish trapped in a bowl. Or maybe worse, maybe you’re feeling like that scene in the Truman show where the same cars keep on circling the same street over and over again. They are all on a loop and you cannot escape the circus.
Maybe that’s you…
A couple weeks ago I had this special bonus that I was giving away as an extra incentive for people to buy something through my affiliate link. This is pretty standard for an affiliate marketer.
So there’s this guy. We can call him Jim. He is bald, fat, and some might even say lacking in the personal hygiene department…probably not to his face though (bastards).
Now Jim is an ambitious man. He is striving to be an affiliate marketer in the weight loss space.
This is a guest submission by Phillip Lopez, the founder of Niches Be Crazy and the Youtubing 4 Idiots YouTube channel. I have known Phillip for a while now and have a great respect for his writing style, video creation, and awesome sense of humor. He is the guy who always knows the next helpful tool or trick to get you closer to where you want to be with your online success. Philip has been nice enough to take some time and write this article for Epic Conversions about finding the will to get things done, even when we would rather be doing something else. Fantastic article. -Kam (aka ZeroFatz)
Just kidding, let’s start this over shall we?
(Who the hell do you think you are anyways Phil?)
Anyhoo, what I meant to say was I used to be OBSESSED with classical guitar back in my high school days.
I must’ve practiced/played anywhere from 2-3 hours of classical guitar per day and this was on top of going to my local recreational center and playing about 2 hours of basketball PER DAY as well.
That’s about 5 hours all together holmes.
I didn’t think so. I just named it.
It’s a quick and easy way to build a targeted email list and I’ll tell you how to do it right now…
People always think it needs to be hard to make things happen online. It doesn’t.
Lee Murray is polarizing. Let’s start there.
You either love him or hate him. There is no in between. He is classically misunderstood, criticized for his shenanigans, and I am pretty sure he is a GD genius.
But the people who inspire me…the people who really help me in this business, I have found that they are all like that. They are all polarizing in some way.
You remember “Hurrican” Dexter, right? I am talking about the guy who’s computer broke down on him just hours before his first product launch and he raced through a tsunami across town to get a back up.
Why? Because Dex never quits. Never. No matter the odds.
And this time he brought out the big guns. He was looking to find the most sought after, most closely guarded secrets of internet marketers and their traffic tactics.
This is a guest submission by Casey Lindsey, the founder of Nomadic Income Experiment and The Nomadic Marketer YouTube channel. I did an interview with Casey a few months ago discussing CPA marketing and a little of what he does which I found awesome. Casey has been nice enough to take some time and write this article for Epic Conversions on the power of Cialdini’s Principles of Persuasion. -Kam (aka ZeroFatz)
I’ll never forget how bad I felt having to call my aunt (whom I hadn’t spoken to in years) to ask her if I could borrow enough money to pay my rent. It was October of 1995, and that month, for my long hours in the field, my total income was just over $500.
One month later, I earned almost $6000 in just under 3 weeks. This was my turning point in direct sales. For nearly eight months, I had labored long hours (often more than 80 hours a week), with very little to show for so much effort. I went on to have a branch office for the company and do fairly well, before moving on to other things.
Although I didn’t quite understand it at the time, I had learned several of what so many marketers today are familiar with; Dr. Robert Cialdini’s “6 Principles of Influence.” The six principles were reciprocity, commitment, social proof, authority, liking and scarcity.
He wrote about these 6 principles in his seminal work on marketing, “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion.”
So what does my experience with door to door sales have to do with online marketing?
But first let me tell you why you should care about harnessing this platform:
Find the thing that you love to do and then do it with every ounce of your being. Times will be tough, times are always getting tough. That hasn’t changed through the years and it’s not going to change.
Carry on with your vision.
Have the courage to say what you are because make no mistake, you are what you are and you will define your heart with your words.
Move in a way that inspires others and always give back. Inspiration is compounding.
With vision you win, and because you win, those that cannot win will hate you, doubt you…
…prove them wrong.
You are lost and wasted as a copy. I will tell you what no one else will. To make it here you must be an artist not a scientist.
Be grateful for every single goal you reach. Celebrate your victories; God knows I celebrate my victories. Fifteen years ago I would have been working in a factory. This life was not possible 15 years ago.
Have heroes. I say we are the culmination of our heroes and that builds inspiration and that builds motivation and that builds brilliance. True brilliance. Be a legend.
Don’t get hung up on what you have done. Celebrate it but leave it in the past. The past has a way of keeping you down.
Live for right now and just a few moves ahead. Long-term goals are a waste of your energy. Anything past a year is pure posturing and wishful thinking. Focus on what you REALLY want to happen NOW.
Take the time to engage with the people who believe in you and lift them up as well.
Make no mistake…everything is because of you.
If you were the new guy who just discovered solo ads you might be getting a nervous giddy feeling of excitement as you skim down a swanky website promising laser targeted traffic to you for a great price. In the back of your mind you might be thinking, ”it can’t be that easy can it?”
But then you think, “well maybe it can…yeah surely it can…clearly this is how the big boys do it. They BUY their traffic!”
Why not just send this traffic to an affiliate offer with a good sales page? Yeah that’s what I’ll do! This is going to be as easy as going down a river in a boat!
And then you promptly lay down your 35 to 50 bucks for 100 clicks of that ever elusive golden traffic that will surely flood your bank account with affiliate commissions…
And then it doesn’t. You get about 2 sales and lose about 40 bucks…
We’ve all been there man. The promise of easy money pulls us all in. I mean, come on, let’s be real…that’s how we all ended up here in the first place.
Alright, let’s stop fooling around. Let’s talk about how you can REALLY use solo ads to make money.