Archive for October, 2009

Stories From The eBook/Internet Trenches: Automate To Create More Profits With Less Stress!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

I’ve been online for 5 years now and from the beginning I’d heard that you need to automate, so I signed up right away for 1 Shopping Cart. (snipurl.com/splashmarketing) and got busy.

It seemed like a lot of money at first, but there was a month trial for under $4 and as far as I could tell it was the only complete cart out there that made sense. (Infusionsoft was, I think, $4,000 to get started, so that wasn’t an option.) I started making money right away in my business, so I wasn’t too worried about it.

I have to say, at first it worked well enough. I started growing my list and signing up affiliates and I was on my way. Truth be told, I under-utilized it, which I think is true of most people starting out. I didn’t have a lot of great follow-up sequences – only for my main products – but in 2 1/2 years I was making a 6-figure income, so I didn’t lose sleep over it.

But then some disturbing things happened. I was marketing my articles and my list was growing and by the end of the year I had added about 6,000 new subscribers -or so I thought. But something wasn’t right. When I’d send out an email, it wasn’t going to anywhere near as many as were on my list.

It was too quiet. So I called 1 Shopping Cart and found out that 2500 of those were bad email addresses and 6,000 never finished opting in. I was devastated! And so were my sales!

To make matters worse, when I re-emailed them, I only got about 1/2 of 1% of them to subscribe. Plus I was getting charged for all these useless emails, because my account had gone over 10,000 people!

So I removed all the bad emails, got my account under 10,000 and signed up for Aweber (sn.im/smartautoresponders). Their autoresponders were cheaper and you could set the day and time you wanted them to go out.

I only used Aweber for non-paying events, so I didn’t have to worry about getting people from the shopping cart into an Aweber autoresponder. Then I got to work rebuilding my business from that lost year.

Then I noticed something else, I was doing the same thing over and over, sending out emails for events that were coming up on a regular basis, frustrated with VA’s who couldn’t seem to get the schedule right and were sending emails out late or not at all, and having to pay top dollar for the privilege.

Finally I’d had enough. I knew about Infusionsoft, but it always seemed out of reach because they had a large initiation fee. But this year with the economy such as it is, they dropped it. So I took the plunge and signed up.

I’d heard there was a steep learning curve and I had colleagues who hadn’t done it for that reason so I was scared, but I felt I just couldn’t do what I was doing any longer. I had to automate as much as humanely possible or I was going to lose my mind!

And I’m not going to lie. It wasn’t easy. It’s much easier to move to Infusionsoft after a year or two than after 5 years because I have so many products, affiliates and autoresponders that it’s very involved!

And I did need support. I paid around $800 for help setting stuff up through Infusionsoft, and then hired someone to work with me on a regular/maintenence basis going forward.

But today I got in there and started adding in follow-up sequences to events that come up every month and it was really exciting. Now I don’ have to stress over whether my VA has sent the emails out and worry that I won’t have time to promote as much as I’d like. I’m super excited about getting my sequences set up so people move from product to product without me even thinking about it!

Now the truth is, I almost dumped it. It was so overwhelming at first because my VA had just quit and I was in the middle of getting ready for my next Quick-Start 3-Day eBook Authoring Workshop (ww.3dayebookworkshop.com) and I didn’t think I could do it.

But my mastermind partner, Matt Zembruski uses it and he said, just learn the basics to start-don’t try to do everything. Good advice!

So ultimately that’s what I did. What I realized is that some of it is pretty much identical to 1 Shopping Cart. You just have to learn new terms for things and once you understand that, it starts to fall into place. And they do have videos. Some of them are really good. Others-forget it-I needed a real person to explain. But if you can just get through the initial learning curve, I know you’ll love it because your business will run a lot better and smoother with a lot less stress.

You’ll spend $100 more a month on autoresponders, but you’ll save hundreds on paying a VA for things that can be done automatically. The choice is yours. But I want you to know that you do have a choice. You don’t have to be overwhelmed any more, and it will be a lot more fun! So if this makes sense to you then go to tinyurl.com/infusionsoftpower, pick up their free report and see how you can get started ASAP!.

Overcomers: Inspirational Stories of Triump Over Adversity!

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Here are just two of the reviews of this inspirational book with over $6,000 in amazing bonuses:

One of my favorite sayings is ‘The only way out is through!’ This wonderful book is full of stories about people who didn’t let fear, pain, or discouragement stop them from pursuing their paths. Very inspiring and highly recommended!”

~ Dale Goldstein, LCSW, author of the award-winning book, Heartwork: How To Get What You Really, REALLY Want – AwakenTheHeart.org

To get your own copy and receive dozens of bonus gifts go to www.overcomersbook.com/booklaunch

“Life is always a series of challenges. Some small – some beyond challenging. And as this book so beautifully promises, always there is hope. So expect to be inspired and uplifted by these real life stories of triumph and spiritual expansion. And it’s a good read!” ~ Judith Sherven, PhD, and Jim Sniechowski, PhD, authors of #1 best seller The Heart of Marketing, JudithandJim.com.

To get your own copy and receive dozens of bonus gifts go to www.overcomersbook.com/booklaunch

If you are trying to overcome frustration, stress, money problems, and want to learn more about ebooks go to
www.theebookcoach.com for 9 free secret ebook tips to making money online and a complimentary subscription
to my eBook Profit Secrets Newsletter!

Looking For eBook Launch JV Partners? Think What’s In It For Them.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

I was working with a student on his JV email that he will have his launch partners send to their lists and he started out by telling them what a great product he had and that that was why they should promote it. But that’s the wrong approach. Until you let people know what’s in it for them, they aren’t going to care no matter how great your product is.

The best approach is if you can find out what will excite them. Play detective. Read about them, subscribe to their newsletters, if you get the chance to meet them, talk to them but more importantly really listen to what they have to say and they will be more than happy to tell you what floats their boat.

If it’s money, emphasize that first. If it’s giving more value to their subscribers then start there. Or maybe they are interested in feeding the hungry or some other charity that you could make a donation to in exchange for their help.

So find out what will make them want to partner with you and you’ll not only have a much better chance of bringing them on board for this one launch but for life!

To learn more about ebooks and for 9 free secret ebook tips to making money online and a complimentary subscription to the eBook Profit Secrets Newsletter. For eBook Launch Secrets Coaching information call the office at 310 316-8286.
go to www.theebookcoach.com

The Big Guns Are Getting On The eBook Bandwagon, How About You?

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Internet marketers love to trash ebooks as unimportant or insignificant but the tide has turned.

If you don’t think ebooks have arrived consider these facts from a recent article on MSNBC online By Georgina Prodhan.
(You can read the whole article at tinyurl.com/yhy6czh)

-Google is launching an online store that will deliver electronic books to ANY device with a Web browser, in an attempt to usurp the growing dominace of Amazon’s Kindle.

-Technology research firm Forrester expects e-reader sales to jump from about 1 million to 3 million this year in the United States.

-Top U.S. bookseller Barnes & Noble which launched it’s online bookstore earlier this year, has been reported that it plans to increase it’s presence in the ebook market by introducing an e-reader of it’s own.

-And there were rumors that Microsoft was planning to launch it’s own e-reader but Chief Executive Steve Ballmer dispelled them saying that Microsoft already supplies software for the pc which many people use to read ebooks online, so it feels no need to go into the e-reader business.

Bottom line: eBooks and e-Readers are BIG business and the future of publishing. If they weren’t so lucrative and if there weren’t huge growth potential, the big guns wouldn’t be getting on the bandwagon.

So the question is are you going to join the ebook revolution or sit on the sidelines?

If you’re ready to take the first step go to www.theebookcoach.com for 9 free secret ebook tips to making money online and grab your complimentary subscription to my eBook Profit Secrets Newsletter. Want to get started writing your own ebook? Go to www.3dayebookworkshop.com

Are You Afraid Of Writing An eBook…?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

If you are , you’re not alone. Statistics show that 81% of people want to write a book or ebook but less than 1% ever will.

Why? Because they think it’s too hard to do. They don’t think they will have enough to say to fill a whole ebook or they have so much information in their head that they don’t think they will be able to condense it into an ebook. Or, they just think they can’t write.

Have you ever heard the saying: Fear is false evidence appearing real? Well that’s exactly what this is.

The truth is it’s not hard, anyone can do it and I know because I’ve taught people from all walks of life all across the globe-writers and non-writers alike!

Not only that but anyone can write an ebook-if you can talk, you can write an ebook…..if you’re afraid to write then just talk it!
It’s amazing how much easier talking is for some people.

You don’t try to censor yourself when you talk, you just talk! But the minute you try to take it to “paper” a lot of people freeze up and can’t write.

Not only that but you may be trying to edit WHILE you’re writing and that just doesn’t work. You use one side of your brain to write and the other side to edit! So just write when you’re writing and you’ll be fine!

Also if you think that you don’t know enough to write a whole ebook, guess what? You don’t have to! If you don’t have enough information to write a whole ebook, I’ve got a lot of tricks up my sleeve that will show you how-without you having to provide that much content!

But my experience tells me that most people have plenty to say, they just don’t know that they do until they start plugging in their information into my Quick-Start 3-Day ebook-writing system.

And if you think you have too much information and you won’t be able to fit it into an ebook- I have good news for you….you might actuallly have more than one ebook!

And in my Quick-Start 3-Day eBook Authoring Workshop, you’ll learn how to find that out and if you do have more than one ebook, how to serialize it into several ebooks! The key is using an outline. And the one I’ve created makes miracles happen!

So don’t let your fear stop you from becoming a successful ebook author! eBooks can not only bring you instant credibility, visbility and expert status, help you build your list, and bring you both short and long-term cash flow, but they can open doors you never even knew existed!

So don’t miss this incredible opportunity to write one in just 72 hours or less! (I only give this workshop once or twice a year and I honestly don’t know if it will be given live again!)

Want to learn more? Watch my video at www.3dayebookworkshop.com/watchmyvideonow and see two amazing case studies!

In a hurry? You can register for my next workshop coming in November at www.3dayebookworkshop.com

Early-Bird Special With Fast Action Bonuses Extended Through Oct. 19th!

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

If you want to learn to write an ebook in 72 hours or less, the fastest, easiest way is with Ellen Violette’s Quick-Start 3-Day eBook Authoring Workshop.

Ellen is known as The eBook Coach and she’s been turning frustrated writers all around the world into successful ebook writers with this ground-breaking workshop for the past 5 years.

To learn more about the next Workshop, watch this video immediately! www.3dayebookworkshop.com/watchthisvideonow

Note: The Fast-Action Bonus offers have been extended through Monday October 19th and there is a 3 payment (21 day cycle) plan also through October 18th.

Direct Sales Vs. eBook Sales:Which Is The Best Answer To Rising Unemployment?

Monday, October 12th, 2009

According to the Los Angeles Times, “More Americans are selling cosmetics, vitamins, kitchen knives and other goods to their friends and nieghbors” because of the economic downturn. And that direct sales companies have grown by 47% in the last decade while sales grew just 21% and actually dropped 4% in the last year. And it appears that the reason these companies grew so much was becaue many were enticed by the opportunity to earn a good income at a time when it was difficult to find a job.

However, with such a large sales force, it’s harder for each individual to sell their merchandise. And since with direct marketing, people generally have to buy their inventory before they can sell it, a lot of them not only don’t make money but they get stuck with thousands of dollars of unsold merchandise and they fall farther behind.

However, with ebooks, there is no cost to actually write them and the start up costs are minimal. All you need is a website (and you can get a free wordpress website/blog) a domain name which will run you around $10 at www.godaddy.com, hosting which starts at $4.95 a month at: tinyurl.com/besthosting4u and an ebook cover which you can get at www.getecovers.com
or if you want to go a little more upscale and my link to that is: tinyurl.com/c5blml.

So you can start a business for about $135 tops! And you can take advanced orders within 30 days of release so you can give yourself an advance!

And you can write one in just 72 hours with 12 hours of writing time!

For 9 free secrete ebook tips to making money on line and a free complimentary subscription to my eBook Profit Secrets Newsletter
($147 Value) go to www.theebookcoach.com and opt in. To get started now go towww.ebookwritingsecrets.com

Save Up To $500 And Get Fast-Action Bonuses Up To $3000 Bonus With Quick-Start 3-Day eBook Authoring Workshop Through Tuesday, Oct 13th

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

It’s that time again! The next highly-acclaimed Quick-Start 3-Day eBook Authoring Workshop (with Ellen Violette, The eBook Coach) which has turned hundreds of frustrated writers into successful ebook authors in just 72 hours or less will take place starting Tuesday, November 17th and run through Monday, November 23rd.

And it’s better than ever! It’s been restructured so there’s a package for every budget and you can choose from 3 packages ranging from the Platinum-Plus package where we do everything for you-all you have to do is write it and fill in a sales template and we’ll create your website, integrate it with your shopping cart, have a professional ebook cover made and much more, to the Platinum package which is the complete workshop only, to the Gold do-it-yourselfer package where you get the information and attend 3 live Q and A sessions and do it on your own from there.

And through Tuesday, October 13th there are fast-action bonuses that range from $150 to $3,000 depending on which package you choose.

No only that but right now you save up to $500 on the early-bird special and you can even get a 3-payment plan (21-day cycle) through Monday October 19th!

But there are a limited number of seats available for each package so if you want to write an ebook in 72 hours or less and be an ebook author before Thanksgiving go to www.3dayebookworkshop.com for complete details.

Scarcity Mentality Hurts Leno And Networks: Don’t Let It Hurty Your Internet Marketing

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

CBS and ABC are discouraging their talent from going on the Jay Leno Show because they feel that their expensive dramas are competing against him in primte time and they want him to go away.

If they deprive him of the talent they think his ratings will tank and he’ll be taken off the air.

Unfortunately, this is very short-sighted on the part of the networks because the truth is that Leno is a known brand name. And so a lot of people who wouldn’t otherwise watch the network shows get exposed to them from their talent appearing on Jay’s show and then
they go and check them out.

Plus with tivo and other recording devices, it’s not really a matter of Leno’s show or the dramas. Viewers can watch them all if they want to.

So by having a scarcity mentality the networks are losing potential new viewers and they are hurting Leno so it’s a lose-lose wheras if they cooperated they would all benefit.

So what does this have to do with Internet Marketing? When you work with other online entrepreneurs to create win-win scenarios you both benefit as well. But when you get into a scarcity mentality everybody loses.

So figure out ways to create win-win propositions with other entrepreneurs in your niche who have complimentary products and service to yours and you’ll be on your way to more profits and more visibility than you could ever get alone.

Spirituality, Integrity and Marketing-You Can Have It All! (Free Teleseminar Tues.Oct 6, 2009)

Monday, October 5th, 2009

If you’re as uncomfortable with all those hard sell, in-your-face marketing tactics and email pitches that are abusive and sometimes even feel like an assault — you’ll want to read this….

The truth is, you don’t have to hit people over the head with your copy! In fact, there’s a whole other way to approach copy and it’s called “Soft-Sell”

And if you’re in the healing arts or any other niche where you want to come across as caring and professional without seeming hypie than I’d like you to join me Tuesday, October 6, 2009 for a one-time-one LIVE teleseminar with my friends and colleagues Judith Sherven and Jim Sniechowski (better known as Judith & Jim ) — “Enjoy Soft Sell Success – Marketing What You LOVE”

Judith & Jim are recognized as the leading voice for what is now an international movement known as Soft Sell, Heart-based Marketing . . .

That’s why I’m encouraging you to get in on this no-charge, tele-training on Soft Sell Marketing — this evolutionary new way to market your eBooks and other products and services – and not have to give up your personal, professional, or spiritual integrity!

It’s all about how to succeed AND make more money with Soft Sell Marketing!

Now, get this — because this is really amazing in the world of Internet marketing — the underlying theme of their course is that “Selling is Spiritual Service.”

Selling and Spirituality — and it works!!

So if this approach – this new wisdom – speaks to who you are, make sure to get in on my interview with Judith & Jim
Just Sign up to get the Call-In details at www.theebookcoach.com/softsellcopy/ now!

If you can’t be on the call, no problem! I’ll be recording it. AND, as long as you’re registered, you will get the audio file.
So register now at: www.theebookcoach.com/softsellcopy/

. . . Your customers will thank you for it!

And if you’re in a hurry you can learn more about their upcoming Bridging Heart and Marketing Conference at:

tinyurl.com/spiritualselling

Write On!
Ellen Violette
The eBook Coach