Archive for June, 2012

Internet Marketing: Easy Fixes For Overcoming Technical Challenges

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The most frustrating thing online for independent professionals, small business owners, coaches, entrepreneurs, speakers and authors is dealing with technology. The good news is that developers and Internet Guru’s know this is a problem, so they are always creating new ways to solve technical issues to make it easier and easier for experts and authors to use it.

In the early days of the Internet, you had to learn HTML to make a web page. Today you can use WordPress where you don’t need any HTML, and it’s FREE to boot! There are also programs like Armand Morin’s Marketer’s CMS which help you make WordPress websites, opt in pages, and more really easily- and at a very low one-time cost!

But to tell the truth, when I first got on line, it was a lot easier- teleseminars, articles, and press releases were the main ways that people marketed. Today, you’ve got social media (and a lot of it!), video, webinars, teleseminars, blogs, articles, and more! It can be daunting!

To compete in today’s market, you need certain technical skills, if you don’t have the money to hire help. And with so much to be done, it can seem impossible! And even if you can hire help , you still need to know how to do several things so you can…..1. do them when help isn’t available and 2. So, you will be knowledgeable when hiring and training help. (For instance, you can hire help full-time from the Philippines for very little money, but you MUST be able to train them for it to work, otherwise they will disappear on you.)

So, here are the skills I recommend you learn.

Beginning:

eCommerce System- tinyurl.com/cartsetup

Hosting- tinyurl.com/tophosting4u (They have great technical support, and they will walk you through setting up your domain name and as well as hosting.)

Instant Teleseminar-audio recording with or without slides at: www.instantteleseminarsnow.com

Optimal Press or Marketers CMS tinyurl.com/magicpages

Audio Editing (You can use Audacity which is free, Sound Forge or Garage Band with Mac)

More Advanced:

Power Point (Comes with Microsoft Word)

Camtasia- so, you can turn powerpoints with audio into webinars

Everygreen Business System bit.ly/evergreensys

Video- Use an iPhone, it’s simple! Just take the picture then plug it into your computer and save or upload to You Tube. To distribute it to over 600 sites
go to www.instanttrafficstream.com for a $1 trial.

Of course, you can’t learn all of these at once, so I suggest you start with your hosting, ecommerce system and Instant Teleseminar. You don’t have to know everything about each system to start using them. Just learn what you need to get started, then add to your skill set as you go.

But, having said that, you absolutely have to know how to send out an email, how to set up a product and get the link to it, plus, how to use your affiliate program to start making sales right away. You also need a way to promote what it is you’re selling. And the easiest way, in my opinion is with Instant Teleseminar.

The way it works is, you schedule a call, you record the call, and you get an instant replay line. You can also promote your ebook, product or service, or give a free study guide right on the teleseminar page. Then, once you know how to make Power Points, you can upload them into Instant Teleseminar , do your calls live with the slides, and then they become webinar replay lines!

But just knowing Instant Teleseminar will get you started. And if you don’t know how to edit audios you can use the unedited replays, but you’ll want to learn how to edit to make them better, as soon as possible. You can also add music on the into and outro and an introduction if you’d like.

(You can also write reports and articles, and put them in directories, but it takes a lot longer to make any money that way.)

Next, you’ll want to add Optimal Press or Marketers CMS to make your pages. For beginners I think Marketers CMS is easier to use, but it’s up to you. (You can also go through my hosting company-they have a 1-click WordPress set up at tinyurl.com/tophosting4u)

That will be enough to get your business going.

Whatever else you need at that point, I suggest using Fiverr at www.fiverr.com. You can get an ebook cover, a logo, a banner for you website and a lot more there for just $5 a piece! So, don’t waste your valuable time learning to do these things yourself unless you are a designer!

Once you’ve got teleseminars down and you know how to send people to your shopping cart to purchase through web pages that you know how to make, you can upgrade to webinars.

I recommend Evergreen Business System for this- it’s a one-time payment unlike Go To Meeting which has a pricey monthly fee..

But, you will have to create your Power Points, record the audio and then upload them to Camtasia to create your webinars before you can schedule them in Evergreen Business System.

So, here’s the deal with Power Point. They are simple to make. (You’ll find the application under Microsoft Office) The key is not to overload each slide with a lot of text. And only have one idea per slide. If you need more than one slide to get your point across, make sure you make your breaks where it makes sense to do so. I lay out my powerpoint presentation, record my audio, and then send them to my VA who puts the colored theme on with my logo, runs them through Camtasia for me and voila-we have a webinar!

But, you can learn these skills if that’s how you want to spend your time.

The great thing about having these skills is it eliminates frustration and stress because you know that you can ALWAYS make money and you don’t have to pay other people or wait for their schedules to accommodate you. I don’t recommend that you do everything yourself, just that you know how,so you CAN when you have to.

This article also appears in this week’s eBook Profit Secrets Newsletter. To get weekly access FREE, go to www.theebookcoach.com and opt in to our main mailing list.

Ellen Violette is a world-renown eBook/Internet Marketing Coach, recovering technophobe, and author in her own right. She teaches people how to find what makes them unique and how to craft a compelling message to create an irresistible brand and a 6- or 7-figure income using ebooks that you can write in 72 hours or less-along with other content-marketing strategies.

She’s the creator of The 3 Days To eBook Cash Workshop, eBooks For Sale in 4 Days Or Less, How To Write A Profitable eBook In 30 Days Or Less With Articles, eBook Profit Marketing Secrets, eBook Empire Builders, The Accelerated Wealth Blueprint, Virtual eBook Expo, eBook Empire Builders and more. And she’s a best-selling author, as well as, the co-author of Sell More eBooks, Low And No-Cost Tactics To EXPLODE Your eBook Sales & Downloads with Internet Guru, Jim Edwards.

She’s also a contributing writer to Published! Magazine. And the recipient of the “Be The Change Award” given for outstanding achievement in her field.

Her company also formats and publishes ebooks for authors at: www.ebookthis.com and offers social-media services for authors and coaches (www.socialmediaexpertservices). You can learn more at www.theebookcoach.com.

Twitter Updates for 2012-06-28

Thursday, June 28th, 2012
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eBook Success & Self Publishing: Summer Fun Kick-Off Sale!

Monday, June 25th, 2012

I LOVE summer! So, I’ve decided to kick it off with a super sale! If you want to succeed with self publishing and/or ebook writing, check this out NOW!

Here are some of my most popular products at 50% off through Wednesday
10 a.m. PDT/ 1 p.m. EDT

Use this code to receive 50% off!
“summer-kick-off” They must be ALL LOWER CASE to work.

(You have to go to one link at at time, to order each product, but they will all go into a single shopping cart and you will receive 50% off your TOTAL purchase. Also, some of the products do have regular sales pages you can visit for more information if you need it, BUT YOU MUST USE THE LINKS ON THIS BLOG and the promo code: “summer-kick-off” TO GET THE 50% DISCOUNT)!

Self Publishing:
It’s not enough to sell your ebooks on Kindle or Amazon! If you want to make serious money and do it fast, you need to self publish. To that end I am offering…..

eBooks For Sale in 4 Days Or Less: Self-Publishing Program
A complete system for building an online publishing platform for ebooks and/or books. You’ll discover everything you need including: how to create a website, get a domain name, hosting, how to use 1 Shopping Cart and Aweber for your ecommerce needs, how to create your very own affiliate program to increase profits 5 times or more with no extra work once it’s set up, and how to run it like a pro!
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If you want to learn more about this product, you can go to www.ebooksforsalein4days.com
There is a free checklist on self-publishing there as well. But you MUST order through the link on this page with the promo code “summer-kick-off” to get the discount.

Kindle Title Coaching

Most authors can’t just put their ebooks on Kindle and make sales in non-fiction “How-to” categories, you have to research it. And, if you don’t know the strategies, you won’t make sales. Let me walk you through the process and show you how to find the right categories, keywords, and title for your ebook (or book) to save you time and energy, PLUS, make you more money!
http://tinyurl.com/summerkdp

eBook Writing

The eBook Journal For Authoring Success (The eBook Success Code)This journal will walk you through the process of writing an ebook by prompting you to answer questions that form your ebook. It will also give you a place to keep all your notes and technical information, so they are easy to find for consistent formatting for later ebooks.
http://tinyurl.com/summerebkj

To learn more about this product, you can go to:
www.e-bookjournal.com“>www.e-bookjournal.com But, you MUST order through the link on this page with the promo code “summer-kick-off”, all lower case, to get the discount.

Truth about eBooks Audio Program

Discover the 13 steps to writing a successful ebook in this two-part 3-hour series. (When you order this product, you get The eBook Journal FREE!)
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To learn more go to: www.truthaboutebooks.com. But you MUST order through the link on this page with the promo code “summer-kick-off” (all lower case) to get the discount.

eBook Marketing

The 1 eBook Solution: The 12 secrets to turning a single ebook into a 6 (or 7) figure income!

Discover my complete system that will eliminate stress and overwhelm and give you a step-by-step system for building a successful business by organizing it around a single ebook! (This system has created millionaires) It really works! http://tinyurl.com/summer1ebk

If you want to learn more about this product and/or want to receive two free chapters go to:
www.1ebooksolution.com
But, you MUST order through the link on this page with the promo code “summer-kick-off” (all lower case) to get the discount.

eBook Writing And Marketing

Ebook Cash Machine eBook
Discover how to write and market your ebooks in this detailed eBook from Internet Expert, Ewen Chia.
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If you want to learn more about this product, you can go to www.ebookcashmachine.com But you MUST order through the link on this page with the promo code “summer-kick-off” (all lower case) to get the discount.

What’s Holding You Back?

Having trouble making money online? Do you procrastinate? Do you fear success? Are you unsure of what you’re doing?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this series is for you!

5-Audio Set including:

-Audio #1 Perfectionism and Procrastination:
What stops people from succeeding and how to stop it!

-Audio #2: Fear Of Being Fabulous with best-selling authors and Ph.D’s Judith Sherven And Jim Sniechowski

-Audio 3: What’s Holding You Back? with best-selling authors and Ph.D’s Judith Sherven And Jim Sniechowski

-Audio #4 Barriers To A 6-Figure Income
(It’s not what you think!)

-Audio # 5 : Obstacles To Writing An eBook

Order now at: http://tinyurl.com/stopallfear

SALE ENDS Wednesday, June 27, 2012 10 a.m. PDT/ 1 p.m. EDT NO EXCEPTIONS!

These are some of my best ebook/book/self publishing products and you’ll never find them at a lower price. So, grab what you want NOW, and enjoy them all summer long!

Write on,

Ellen Violette
www.theebookcoach.com
www.ebookthis.com
www.socialmediaexpertservices.com

eBook Success: How Uncertainty Can Ruin Your Chances For Ever Becoming A Successful eBook Author And What To Do About It!

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

“Uncertainty leads people to feel they need more information which leads to information overload which leads to more uncertainty”

This quote is from Rich Schefren, my mentor and “guru to the gurus”.

I would add ” and this stops a lot of people from ever writing an ebook!”

Because what most writers, independent professionals, small-business owners, coaches, and speakers do when they decide to write an ebook is…..….look for information.

But maybe, they aren’t sure what to write about, so they look for MORE information. Or, they start looking for something to give them inspiration and they are certain they can’t start writing an ebook until they find it. Or, maybe they decide they need to do research before they are ready to start writing. So, they research and research, and research which of course leads to more uncertainty, as well as, stress and overwhelm!

Whatever it is they seek, it doesn’t matter, as long as they keep going down this path it will just lead to more uncertainty, and writing an ebook will just remain a dream.

If you want to turn your desire to write an ebook into an achievable goal, two things have to happen.

#1 You have to decide that you want to write an ebook and make it bigger than your fear of writing one, or not writing one, or not writing one that is “good enough”

#2 You have to find a system that works, that you can believe in, that gives you just the information that you need, so you can get out from under the cloud of uncertainty.

And the problem is, there are so many so-called experts out there now professing to have a system for ebook-writing. Most are just looking to make a fast buck and jumping on the bandwagon because ebooks are so hot; they don’t know what they are doing. Or worse, they’ve done their homework, and know all the right words to say, but they don’t walk the walk, and don’t have the experience to give you what you need from A to Z to be successful.
One of my 3 Days to eBook Cash Workshop grads put it this way (talking about The Workshop):

“It’s an awesome program and always good to listen to when motivation is needed…

There are other programs that (are) just fluff because they are stealing your stuff and haven’t applied it in real life.”

Velvete Womack

If you are willing to follow a system that has been PROVEN to work, that has turned frustrated writers into successful authors all over the Globe and you’re ready to put your fears aside and trust yourself, me, and a system that has worked over and over again for so many, then join me for my next 3 Days To eBook Cash LIVE Workshop. July 24-31st.

To learn more watch The 7 Biggest Mistakes People Make Authoring An eBook And How To Avoid Them. Or, in a hurry? Go to www.3dayebookcashworkshop.com/main.html and register NOW. Take action FAST and get a FREE ebook edit ($750 value) and a lot more! www.3dayebookcashworkshop.com/main.html

This article also appears in this week’s eBook Profit Secrets Newsletter. To get weekly access FREE, go to www.theebookcoach.com and opt in to our main mailing list.

eBook Success: What Stops People From Succeeding And How You Can!

Monday, June 18th, 2012

I recently posted on Facebook that I can usually tell which people will be successful and which won’t based on the initial conversation that I have with them. Those that are excited and don’t hesitate to follow my instruction have the most success. Those who are fearful don’t. It’s that simple.

They worry about how much money they are spending instead of how much value they are getting, they worry that they won’t have the time, or that they aren’t an expert at anything, even though I let them know that part of the process is helping them discover their expertise. The bottom line is that their fear is bigger than their dream and they will find any excuse not to move forward.

Needless to say, this post illicited some very emotional responses. You see, the people who are scared and not moving forward don’t always realize it. They believe that the voices that are coming up with all the excuses are real. But seeing my post in black and white, made some of them take notice and finally see the problem.

Now, we all have voices and the best way I know to counter those voices is to read a book called “Little Voice Mastery”. You can grab a copy at: http://tinyurl.com/stopvoices.

I also suggest finding a coach who has the exact information and business model that you are looking for and hiring them. And, again, if you are really serious, I’m talking about individual coaching, or a group membership where you have a lot of access to your coach; this is critical for success. A homestudy program generally won’t cut it.

So, if you’re ready to walk through the fear, and have the success you desire, and you want to learn my system for creating a compelling message, communicating it to your target market (through writing tactics and strategies) , connecting with them on a deep emotional level, and converting them into lifetime customers- while making a 6 or 7 figure income- then schedule a free consultation with me at bit.ly/schedulewithellen and we’ll create a plan for your success, so you can get started right away!
Or, go to www.theebookcoach.com for more information.

Ellen Violette is a world-renown eBook/Internet Marketing Coach, and author in her own right. She teaches people how to find what makes them unique and how to craft a compelling message to create an irresistible brand and a 6- or 7-figure income using ebooks that you can write in 72 hours or less-along with other content-marketing strategies.

She’s the creator of The 3 Days To eBook Cash Workshop, eBooks For Sale in 4 Days Or Less, How To Write A Profitable eBook In 30 Days Or Less With Articles, eBook Profit Marketing Secrets, eBook Empire Builders, The Accelerated Wealth Blueprint, Virtual eBook Expo, eBook Empire Builders and more. And she’s a best-selling author, as well as, the co-author of Sell More eBooks, Low And No-Cost Tactics To EXPLODE Your eBook Sales & Downloads with Internet Guru, Jim Edwards.

She’s also a contributing writer to Published! Magazine. And the recipient of the “Be The Change Award” given for outstanding achievement in her field.

Her company also formats and publishes ebooks for authors at: www.ebookthis.com and offers social-media services for authors and coaches (www.socialmediaexpertservices). You can learn more at www.theebookcoach.com.

Announcing: The 7 Biggest Mistakes People Make Authoring An eBook Webinar

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

The truth is even BIG companies are now getting into the publishing game because content is KING! And when you deliver it in an ebook, it packs a powerful punch IF you do it right! So, don’t miss this life-changing webinar:

The 7 Biggest Mistakes People Make Authoring An eBook And How To Avoid Them! Webinar

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2012
11 a.m. PDT/2 pm EDT
Register now at: www.7ebookmistakes.com/webinar

On this call, you will discover:

“Why writing an ebook in 72 hours or less is no longer a luxury but a NECESSITY!”

“Why eBooks are the MOST powerful products you can create and are a “MUST-HAVE” for a successful Internet Business”

“How to STOP selling and start prospering the easy way”

“How to take the guesswork out of the process, so that you are guaranteed to actually write an ebook every time you want to!

“How to avoid the twin dragons that stop so many people from becoming successful authors.”

“Why you are your worst critic and how to stop it”

“Why you’re not selling your ebook and how you can easily and effortlessly!

“Why people start ebooks and don’t finish them and how you can.”

And be sure to tweet and share it with friends and colleagues, they’ll appreciate you for it. Use the hastag #7ebkmis and be sure to add the words “Please RT!” (Just by asking you’ll get a lot bigger response!).

One lucky person will win a “FREE ebook-writing or marketing strategy session with me worth $500 just for tweeting!

Also, I’ll be sharing something VERY special so I hope you can make it live.

There will be a replay for 72 hours.

“See” you Thursday!

Ellen Violette
Creator of The 3 Days To eBook Cash Workshop
and many more!

Ellen Violette is a world-renown eBook/Internet Marketing Coach, and author in her own right. She teaches people how to find what makes them unique and how to craft a compelling message to create an irresistible brand and a 6- or 7-figure income using ebooks that you can write in 72 hours or less-along with other content-marketing strategies.

She’s a best-selling author, as well as, the co-author of Sell More eBooks, Low And No-Cost Tactics To EXPLODE Your eBook Sales & Downloads with Internet Guru, Jim Edwards.

She’s also a contributing writer to Published! Magazine. And the recipient of the “Be The Change Award” given for outstanding achievement in her field.

Her company also formats and publishes ebooks for authors at: www.ebookthis.com and offers social-media services for authors and coaches (www.socialmediaexpertservices). You can learn more at www.theebookcoach.com

Internet Marketing: Do your business challenges drive you crazy?

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Have you ever found that you have a problem in your business that is stressing you out, and it’s not new, in fact it keeps happening over and over and you can’t figure out why. You think, to yourself, “I’m smart. I should be able to figure this out. Other people are doing it, so why can’t I?”

Everybody has challenges in their businesses and issues that sometimes keep them from moving forward. But when it happens over and over again, it can feel like Ground Hogs Day and be very frustrating!

Sometimes it’s easy to justify the place you are in by telling yourself, “If only I had more money, this wouldn’t be happening” or “If only I had more time or energy this wouldn’t be happening.” But chances are that it would. What’s holding you back in your business, is rarely what you think it is!

You need the right information and guidance to make sure that your business is set up, so it’s support your passion, and gives you the lifestyle you want, so you can spend the majority of your time doing what you’re good at and what you love to do, not getting caught up in busy work, feeling like a slave to your computer!

But it’s also about your thoughts and the patterns you run because nothing will bring them up faster than having a business!

Life is about learning lessons and growing from your experiences. And if you don’t get the lesson, the same challenges will keep coming up until you handle them.

The good news is that there is always a solution. The bad news is it’s often difficult if not impossible to find it on your own. But fortunately, that’s why the universe invented coaches!

Here are some examples where coaching could help.

Example #1: You start an online business and it takes off, but you find you are working 14 to 18 hours a day, 7 days a week and you’re exhausted and frustrated. The right coach could help you reorganize your business, put systems into place, and show you how to work less while making more money. In fact, that’s exactly what I did for one of my Accelerated Wealth Blueprint Clients, a medical researcher, who already had written an ebook that she sold online.

When she came to me she was making a 6-figure income, but she was stressed out and overworked. She was having a baby , and wanted her business to work in such a way that it gave her more time to spend with her newborn. She didn’t even care if she made more money, she just wanted to be happy and fulfilled. But when we overhauled her business, guess what happened? She created more time for herself and her family AND she made more money too!

Example #2: You start an online business and it’s making money-not a lot of money-maybe $2,000 a month, but you want more and it’s not happening; you’ve stalled out. That’s what happened with one of my eBook Profit Marketing Secrets
Coaching clients.

Under my guidance, she wrote an ebook, we reorganized her business, and she took it to $90,000 in 10 months. She made $450,000 her second year and she now makes over a million dollars a year gross!

Example #3: You want to make a difference in the world and you’re ready to go out on your own and make it happen. But, you can’t quite put your finger on what your message and your brand should be. You find yourself going in circles, bouncing from one idea to another but you can’t focus on one thing and get it going. You need help figuring out what the best path to take will be for you to be the success you know you were born to be.

That’s where I come in. When I work with clients who are stuck, we do the research together and find a direction that they can settle on and then we build out their business, the right way, from the start so they can start making real money as quickly as possible.

So, if you find that your business just isn’t working the way you want it to, if you’re not happy and you’re looking to find a better way that will give you more time to do what you love without the stress and overwhelm, feel free to schedule a free 15-minute consult with me by going to bit.ly/schedulewithellen and we’ll see if we’re a good fit to work together and take your business to 6 or 7 figures!

Ellen Violette is a world-renown eBook/Internet Marketing Coach, and author in her own right. She teaches people how to find what makes them unique and how to craft a compelling message to create an irresistible brand and a 6- or 7-figure income using ebooks that you can write in 72 hours or less-along with other content-marketing strategies.

She’s the creator of The 3 Days To eBook Cash Workshop, eBooks For Sale in 4 Days Or Less, How To Write A Profitable eBook In 30 Days Or Less With Articles, eBook Profit Marketing Secrets, eBook Empire Builders, The Accelerated Wealth Blueprint, Virtual eBook Expo, eBook Empire Builders and more. And she’s a best-selling author, as well as, the co-author of Sell More eBooks, Low And No-Cost Tactics To EXPLODE Your eBook Sales & Downloads with Internet Guru, Jim Edwards.

She’s also a contributing writer to Published! Magazine. And the recipient of the “Be The Change Award” given for outstanding achievement in her field.

Her company also formats and publishes ebooks for authors at: www.ebookthis.com and offers social-media services for authors and coaches (www.socialmediaexpertservices). You can learn more at www.theebookcoach.com.