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They just go round and round… (or life in the IM game)

There it is! There it is! There’s that dented beetle! Yes! Whooooooooooo! Ha-ha! Ha…Don’t you wanna know how I did that? I’ll tell ya’. They’re on a loop. They go around the block. They come back. They go around again. They just go ’round and ’round! Round and round!”  – Truman Burbank, The Truman Show

 

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.

 

However…

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THE HOUDINI DEVICE

How a 500 Pound Man Sells a Weight Loss Product in 5 Steps (or The Houdini Device)

“Someone needs to tell those tales. When the battles are fought and won and lost, when the pirates find their treasures and the dragons eat their foes for breakfast with a nice cup of Lapsang souchong, someone needs to tell their bits of overlapping narrative. There’s magic in that.”   -Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

 

Introduction

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.

 

Why?

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how to kill your inner wantrepreneur

How To Kill Your Inner Wantrepreneur

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)

 

In my younger and more vulnerable years…

 

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.

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The YouTube Quick and Dirty | Easy ways to build a targeted email list

Ever heard of the YouTube Quick and Dirty?

 

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…

 

[Here’s 3 more ultra unique and effective strategies for building a targeted email list]

 

People always think it needs to be hard to make things happen online.  It doesn’t.

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Its all you need Lee Murray review

3 Unique and Action Driven Ways to Build an Email List Effectively… | New Book by Lee Murray!

“Dang, I just noticed that I’m kind of an A-hole…” – taken from Lee Murray’s It’s All You Need.

 

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.

 

Seriously.

 

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.

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Unstoppable Traffic X review

A hurricane like no other… (Unstoppable Traffic X by the numbers)

Hurricane Dexter is back!

 

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.

Hurricane Dexter

Hurricane Dexter

 

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.

 

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Boost Conversions With the 6 Principles of Influence

Boost Conversions With the 6 Principles of Influence

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)

 

When I was a young twenty something, I worked as a door to door salesman on straight commission.  This kind of work is truly feast or famine.  I can attest to this not from theory, but from experience.

 

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?

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Critical strategy by Billy Darr for Instagram

Instagram by the numbers [TRUTH]

Instagram is a social platform that we all know about and yet many, including myself have been unable to harness it as a viable source of warm measurable traffic.   I started an Instagram account and built over a 150 followers in less than 12 days.  I thought that was awesome…however nobody was clicking through to my stuff.

 

Not awesome.

 

That all changes now.

 

But first let me tell you why you should care about harnessing this platform:

 

Instagram has:

  • Over 150 million active users
  • Explosive growth.  (took half the time as twitter to reach this level and 2 years less than facebook)
  • 16% of online adults with a household income greater than 75K use intagram
  • Instagram’s engagement is 15 times that of Facebook
  • Average time spent per user per month? 257 minutes
  • Number of comments per second? 1,000
  • 57% of users use intagram on a daily basis
  • 54% of all internet users post original videos and photos online (that’s exactly who instagram caters to)
  • 2.5 times more Instagram links than Vine’s are shared on Twitter

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The Only Way… (or how to be great)

The Only Way…

 

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.

 

I am a champion, the rest of the world will see it last.

 

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.

 

Thinking outside the box is not the best way, it’s the only way.

 

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.

 

Own it.

How to Get Results with Solo Ads in 10 steps

How to Get Results with Solo Ads in 10 steps

How to get results with Solo Ads in 10 steps without losing a bunch of money and getting frustrated…let’s go!

 

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…

 

Very quickly.

 

LOL

 

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.

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