Day #13 Assignment: Write your high-quality guest post and submit this to 5 blogs that you identified through research. Then wait to hear back, and see if your post gets picked up and you get in front of a targeted audience.
Another great way to generate long-term traffic and notices for your business is through guest blogging. It allows you to reach a huge audience almost immediately. This is where you write content for someone else that has a blog with a following. The content you write is always completely uniques, and it helps them get quality and unique content on their website. So, it is a win-win solution.
Pro blogger April Bowles-Olin explains the how and why of guest posting to promote your blog. CreativeLive
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If you want a more comprehensive guest blogging guide to complete this step I would recommend checking this article out. In this article, by Brian Dean, he highlights some additional keyword phrases you can use to find and pinpoint blogs that are hungry for your content. Here are a few of those:
Your Keyword “guest post opportunities”
Your Keyword “this a guest post by”
Your Keyword “contributing writer”
Your Keyword “want to write for”
Your Keyword “submit blog post”
This article has a list of 140 guest blogging websites.
Now that you know how to find blogs that want to publish your content you need to create a really good content piece around your niche. Then you spend the time to start reaching out to these websites.
So for today write a unique and high-quality piece of content, and identify 5 places where you will offer this content to. It may take a few days for them to get back to you, but as long as you write your content for the guest post, and submit it to a few blogs for submission you will be in good shape.
The most important point here is that in your author bio you include a link to your free lead magnet on your landing page.
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Day #12 Assignment: Today’s assignment is simple. You need to write and submit a press release online to generate exposure for your squeeze page. You can outsource this as well easily if you do not want to do it.
Write and Submit A Press Release Online
If you want to build your authority online and get people to respect your name and your offers more a great way to do this is through an online press release. This is another method that seems to get forgotten about but is still can generate good long-term traffic and positive exposure for you.
The idea is to write a press release that tells people about your lead magnet. A good press release answers the questions of ” Who, When, Where and Why.” This is what a good journalist always covers in the articles.
who is the press release about? So this would be you, your qualifications in your market, and your business name.
What is the press release about? It would be about your lead magnet whether that is a free report, audio, etc.
When did this take place? when did you release this lead magnet to the market?
Where can they access? This the perfect chance to place a link to your squeeze page.
why should they access? Give them a great reason for why your lead magnet will help them succeed.
If you get stuck writing your press release and want help doing it, you can go to www.fiverr.com and hire someone to write it for you.
Next step is to submit your press release. Try to use your keywords in the title of your press release when submitting it online as well. You can find a list of places to submit to by going to Google and searching for “submit press release free” or “submit press release online.”
If you want to spend a little bit to get a lot of exposure you can also find press release distribution helps on www.fiver.com
Subscribers; How To Hold On To Them Before They Dump You.
It can be challenging for you to get around your bumpy connections with non-active members. I mean, face it – there’s a certain point where you have to sincerely realize that your subscribers just aren’t that into you. When the love is missing really, preserving the connection with your customer can be challenging. However, there are several methods you can show your subscribers how much you care before they begin to get their roaming eyes.
Subscribers can become tired when your email becomes the quotidian or too mundane. You may have created a fantastic first impact with an outstanding welcome sequence after the subscriber took the first step and decided to opt-in to your emails. But since that flirty beginning, your consistently every week marketing emails may have become easy for them to ignore.
Now, I’m not suggesting making your emails less promotional or saying you need to re-evaluate how many emails you send, but you should use some simple methods to keep the spark alive. Your brand, products, services have a voice. They add value to your clients’ lifestyles. You have more to say than “30% Off” and “Free Delivery.” It’s the best time to be more natural and emphasize your customer’s attention on why they should still care.
Here are four simple methods to bring some appeal to the inbox:
1. Compile a list of services you provide and find the ways to feature advantages of these services in the email. Perhaps you offer no-hassle transactions, live talk support, a loyalty program, free shipping there are so many things to consider. All of these services may be hidden in your website’s FAQs or help area, but you are going to provide them as the highlight so clients are aware of the advantages and comfort of purchasing with you.
2. Let your subscribers know the story behind the creation of your products, or how your business and products are eco-friendly or how you return the positiveness to your community. Many of your subscribers will not be aware of the fact that how your organization goes further to create the world a better place. Let them be the part of the effort by giving them methods to promote your organization’s causes or give back to their own communities.
3. Feature your customers, professionals, or other employees in your email. You likely have existing content, for example, your blog, Pinterest, YouTube channel etc, which could be repurposed for the email. Show your subscribers how your company comes together, how you choose the next year’s production, or how your employees like to use your products or services. This softer-sell strategy will tell your subscribers of all the ways your product is different from the others and could help keep your product top-of-mind when they are ready to buy.
4. Finally, many of your subscribers may think you just don’t know who they are really. While you have been delivering them emails for a while now, you just don’t seem to know that much about them. Why do you keep delivering them emails about high-end jewelry when they really want is a clearance sale on last season’s styles? Take time and deliver them an e-mail asking their complete information for future reference. Let them know you want to provide appropriate emails which make their purchasing experience even better. You can focus on this email to those with imperfect information and, perhaps, include an incentive to upgrade the details. Be prepared to provide on that promise, though. If your customer takes time to visit your site and upgrade their details, you need to actually use that data to update your campaign, and in turn, the connection even stronger.
We strongly recommend you to ask your team to be part of the conversation about how you can build a more powerful connection with your subscribers. An outside point of view can help you discover ways your organization adds value to your customers that go beyond common marketing techniques. The more, the better. In the end, your subscribers will definitely feel the connection.
It is possibly a powerful line and focuses all your mind to decide whether you need to read this email or not? While someone saying or predicting that EMAIL IS DEAD or GOING TO DEAD, even thenemail marketing is becoming more valuable for any business day by day in last few years. Hence this email marketing is being a more powerful tool to market any product or service to get best ROI between any available digital marketing channels.
Why email marketing is still best for years?
You must agree with me about the quote that says “more emails, more sales.” However, it does not mean that to annoy your customers & subscribers by sending so many emails. The frequency of message always an important factor. Because email is a private communication space and it always hit the top of your consumer mind. Even if your consumer has no need of such product but believes me they can buy your product to just make a try. But for business sales is sales, whatever in mind of the consumer.
Email is The Best Engagement Tool
Email is best to engage with the customer because you can write many things about product and services in a single email. email matrices teach you to what is working and what is not. An improved communication is always a key to strengthen bonding with customers and email gives such opportunity to be best on it. Email is the only tool available that offers direct communication with potential customers. However, social media has more possibilities to reach targets but there are lots of noteworthy things affect overall marketing plans, which email have a very low ratio for this.
In my view and opinion, there are lots of examples and case studies that show email marketing is still a best ROI digital marketing channel and always turns x3 in ratio.
Day #11 Assignment: Find a popular forum or online community in your niche market, and set up your account. Make 10 posts in there by responding to the most popular threads in the forum. You can easily make this a daily habit and post 5 to 10 times. Even finding other forums if you want to do more work. Just imagine after one month of posting 10 times per day you would have 300 places that your link is played on a popular website focused on your market!
Get Traffic From Online Forums & Communities
This next traffic method is easy to do, you can do it daily to keep traffic flowing, and it is an older school method that is still effective. Online forums are present in every niche market. These are communities online where your target audience is hangout out.
So, this traffic method entails finding the hot forums for your market. You can easily do this by going to Google and doing a search i.e., keyword or key phrase; for “your niche forums” or “your niche and online forums.” For example, if you are in the golf niche you would do a search for golf online forums.” For this method to work best, you want to look for an online forum community which is active. You can easily notice this by checking the most recent post in that forum.
Also, you want to look at the post to see if there is a signature option. So that would be a section below each post where people can put a link to their website or blog. You can also check on the profile page for the users in the forum as they have a website feature.
Instead of putting your main website here, you would put a link to your squeeze page.
As you find a forum or active online community for your market you want to make 10 posts in this forum for this step. I would advise you to find some of the hotter posts out there with the most views on them. Give your feedback and input. Build up your rapport and authority in the group. When they start to see you as a contributor to the good knowledge they will naturally want to click on the signature link or your profile link. Never place a link to your content in your posts. Just make sure you set it up in your signature or profile. You can have success doing this with just one popular forum. You can find one or two forums (or as many as you see fit within your niche market.) in your marketplace to build up your authority. Don’t get lost in there, but spend time giving valuable advice, and people will want to connect with you.
I would like to invite you to share your experiences with me, so far. Let me know how you are doing by leaving a comment on my 30 Day List Building Challenge.
Day# 10 Assignment: Setup A solo Ad Choose a solo ad provider, write your solo ad wipe email, and start to get traffic going to your squeeze page! you should see quite a few new subscribers after your solo ad runs!
You are doing a great job and should be starting to get some traffic to your landing page, and maybe even a few additional subscribers. Since you, need to give your content time to get picked up, and your Facebook ad to take off you may not see a huge influx of new email subscribers, but after you apply today’s lesson you should see significant list growth!
Solo ads are by far one of the most effective ways of building an email list up. This is a form of paid advertising where you pay someone with a targeted email list to send out to you. Now before we get too far if you do not want to spend $100 to $300 on paid ads at this stage of the game, you can repeat one of the previous lessons and work on like a new content piece that you market to social media channels. The key with this 30-day list building system is that you do something new every single day to help you achieve your goal.
Okay, so let’s dive in and start getting massive traffic and leads from solo ads.
The process is really pretty simple, but like anything else you just need to leap and to it! Don’t put this off. Get out there and act, or I can guarantee you won’t see the results. All you need is your squeeze page and a solo ad email. This is an email that you want the person to send to their list. So for this, you just write a short email of a few sentences that highlight what they will get for opting into your list.
Here is an example of a good solo ad email, and you customize for your niche market:
Once you have written your email swipe which can be simple like the one I used above you can use one of the links or ideas below to find solo ad providers. I have included solo ad providers for niche markets outside of Internet marketing as well. So, if you are in weights loos,, health, survival, and other niche markets you can find solo ad providers.
Solo ads are not just for people in the Internet marketing and online business niches. Don’t overthink this process. Just find a place to busy your solo ad, and get after it.
One of the oldest and longest running directory for solo ads.There is a fee to pay for the Directory of Ezines, but it is a treasure trove of data, especially if you are in other niche markets.
Solo Ad Facebook Groups
Do not underestimate the power of Facebook groups for finding and connecting with solo ad providers. There are hundreds of these groups that also provide helpful reviews and more.
When buying solo ad traffic, you will see some words thrown around like “Tier 1 Traffic” or “Tier 2 Traffic.” Just know that you want “Tier1” traffic in most cases as this is traffic from primarily English speaking countries like the USA, Canada, Australia, and United Kingdom. Typically, “Tier1” traffic for English speaking offers will have the best result for you.
*Note using other languages for your Solo Ads is also a good idea.
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Setup A Paid Facebook Ad To Grow Your List Day #9 Assignment: Create a Facebook ad for your landing page to get email subscribers on your list!
Give yourself a good pat on your back now! You have now created a content piece for marketing, posted on social media, and created a video! Now it is time to take your marketing game to the next level and your list growth as well by creating a Facebook ad. As you know Facebook makes their money by running advertisements on their website, and you have surely seen them on the sidebars, in your newsfeed, and in videos as well. The Facebook platform is a tremendous way to reach your target audience.
With Facebook ads, you can narrow down to specifics like age, gender, and most important interests. This allows you to create ads that display to the people most likely to receive your offer well. Since Facebook ads and their best practices are always changing I will provide you with a link directly to Facebook ad support which will get you on your way to creating your very first Facebook Ad.
Everything talked about in this post is not intended to be intimidating for you, and Facebook ads are really no different. You just need to get started creating your ads. Follow the great tutorials they give you and have your first ad live and helping you get more subscribers.
Here are a few best practices to help you get the most from advertising on Facebook:
Create multiple ad variations.
I highly encourage you to make multiple ad versions as you set up your Facebook ad. This can be as simple as using a different image or using different ad copy. Sometimes one image can pull 2 or 3 times better. You never know until you try. So run 4 or 5 versions of the same ad, and Facebook will display the ad that pulls the best for you.
Monitor your results.
You will want to check your result often. Whenever you do paid to advertise it is a good habit to check your results like how much you are spending, how many clicks you are getting, and how many impressions you are seeing. If impressions and clicks are low, then you may need to adjust the actual ad by changing the wording or the image.
Play with your budget. Facebook ads are great because you can start low, and then scale up. So you can play around with various budgets to see if it helps kickstart your campaign. Maybe launch your ad with a $20/day budget. You won’t spend $600 for the month because you can pause the ad after even 12 hours, or adjust the bid down to spend 45/day. It is up to you, but playing with your budget can give you new insight on what is working.
Be creative in your interests.
Targeting your audience’s interests is important to the success or failure of your ad. You want to get into their minds to determine how to best target your ads to reach your perfect customer or email subscribers. Some things you can consider for interests is what books do they read, who do they follow, what TV shows do they watch, what sports do they play, etc., etc. think like a marketer. For example, if your offer is a dog training ebook than people would follow Cesar Millan (a famous dog trainer), they would watch the TV show “Dog Whisperer”, they would watch the TV network Animal Planet, and they would shop at Petco and PetSmart. So don’t just target general interest like “dogs.” Target deeper, and truly understand your customer.
You have now learned the Facebook advertising best practices and have access to the tutorials on Facebook. So just get to creating your ad. If you get stuck follow the tutorials again, but they do pride themselves on making it a pretty easy experience.
The key thing is that you monitor your results so you can see how many subscribers you are getting, and how much you are sending.
I would like to invite you to share your experiences with me, so far. Let me know how you are doing by leaving a comment on this 30 Day List Building Challenge!
Day #8 Assignment: Upload your video to YouTube and promote the YouTube link to your video to the main social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
The task for today will be especially quick and easy for you if you already created your social media accounts. For today’s job, you need to take the video you just created yesterday and start submitting that to social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn after you upload the video to YouTube. make sure you also post this on the Facebook page as well or post it in relevant groups.
Another tremendous way to get more benefit from your video is to embed it onto your website or blog after you upload to YouTube.
Alright so let’s create and submit the link to our great video on the following channel:
The first thing is to go to www.youtube.com and create an account with them. If you have a Gmail or Google account already it should be a pretty fast step. Then you need to follow the steps to upload your video to YouTube. To upload a video, you will go to this link www.youtube.com/upload. If you get stuck on using the technical features of YouTube you will find some great technical tutorials here.
The most important thing to keep in mind about uploading videos is that you use a title that includes your main keywords in it. Also, keep in mind that the description box is a place to include your website link. You can increase your clicks by placing your link near the beginning and using it in this format: (example; https://www.yourlink.com).
Use keywords and a clear description as well, and don’t forget to tag your video with appropriate keywords. I would advise you to study other top videos in your niche market to see what keywords they are using in tags and in the description. Don’t be shy about looking at the competition.
Day #7 Assignment: The assignment for today is simple. Create your video from the article you made in Assignment #5. Don’t overthink it.
Now for today’s task, you will need to create a video from the article you made from day #5! Video may seem scary to you, but I can ensure it is much simpler than you realize! You cannot ignore the massive potential that video gives you as well for marketing your business online.
Example; figure 1 Creating A Video From Article; RBCoaching PowerPoint slide presentation.
For this step, you will simply take the article and copy/paste the main points into PowerPoint slides. If you don’t have access to PowerPoint you can use OpenOffice which is free or even Google Slides which is also completely free.
The first step is to open the software.n each of the main points from your article could be made into individual slides. The bullet points on those slides will become the content you see. Next thing you need is to record the presentation. To do this you will need a screen capture software. I did mention this in an earlier post, but I will give you the options here.
Here are 3 different screen capture recording software programs:
1. www.Screencast-O-Matic.com – This is a free screen capture software with a 415/annual upgrade (at the time of writing this post). The annual upgrade option removes the watermark on the videos. A very low cost in my opinion.
2. Jing – THis is a free software that also allows you to record videos, and has a low upgrade to make it easier to work with the video files.
3. Camtasia – This is a more expensive web-based software, but honestly worth a serious look if you plan to do lots of videos in the future as it has a simple to use editor that can be used for all kinds of video not involving your screen captures. I would suggest starting with one of the free or low-cost options to get your feet wet for making videos first.
Once you choose the screen capture software you want to use, you can fire it up and start recording your PowerPoint presentation. Most laptop computers come with a microphone preinstalled. If you sit close enough to the computer screen it will sound good.
Once you get the hang of this creating video from articles will constantly get easier and easier.
And, as always, feel free to share your comments and questions with me.
Day #6 Assignment: Post your content piece from day #5 to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and any other social media that you may own. If you don’t have an account with these websites, then you should create an account before posting. For those looking to do something, a little extra today could start researching another blog post or article to write as the content is key to traffic success.
Promote Article On Social Media Channels
Today’s task is short but super important. However, if you are brand new and do not have social media accounts or pages set up for the major social media sites this step may take you a little bit to get set up! Rest assured the effort is worth it and will pay off for you!
Now that you have created a pretty awesome piece of content you need to get it out in front of your target audience, and out on the search engines. So, for this step, you will submit the article or blog post to media channels. You need to first copy/paste your article into your WordPress blog or onto your website. If you have an e-commerce store, then create an article section and add this there. To make this work best for you, it needs to be posted on your website.
IMPORTANT STEP: Once you have your article posted on the social media sites you need to see how it will look when you share it. Facebook has a free tool called: “The Facebook Debugger” tool that you can use. Put the link to your content into this tool, and they will let you see what image they show, and the text they use.
If it does not look right, and you are using WordPress you can use a plugin called NextScripts to help you fix the settings for when you post your content. NextScripts will also automatically post your content to the major social media sites for you. So that will automates this process a little bit for you.
Another great WordPress Plugin that I use for tracking clicks of my links, that easily allow me to change the social media images and text, and that does it all in a single interface is Simple Click Tracker. You are going to want to share with the main social media channels, and keep in mind that if you are starting out here you may not have much of a social media following. DO NOT let this discourage you. Everyone started with no social media followers! So you are starting where the biggest brands and companies online started!
You can build a following for your brand easily on Facebook, and it is widely used by all companies.If you have people that follow you for business already, there is no harm in submitting this quality post to your personal Facebook page. You should also have a Facebook page for your niche and for your company as well. So start those pages, and then submit to these.
Twitter has always been a good way to get traffic. Once you create your Twitter account you can start to follow people that are interested in similar topics related to your brand. So go out to the famous speakers, authors, and trainers in your market and look at their followers and start to follow those people that follow them, you will find about 25% of them will eventually follow you back. That is how your followings begin to grow on Twitter from scratch.When you post your article make sure you post the headline which will draw people in and also use hashtags related to your niche. Example; If you are teaching dog training tips, then you would use these hashtags #dogtraining#puppytraining#dogobedience
Many people forget about LinkedIn, but this is a great channel for getting your content out there. You can also link up your Twitter with LinkedIn so each time you post on Twitter it goes to LinkedIn.
Pinterest Do not underestimate the power of Pinterest. This can be a tremendous traffic source for your business. The key to success with Pinterest is to find a board to post on in your niche and consider creating your own boards that are similar to your market. Posting to Pinterest is why you MUST have the picture in your content piece. If you are new to Pinterest you can follow their tutorials. You will learn a lot about how to best use them for your blog. Some major online niche blogs rely almost 100% on Pinterest for their traffic, and they get a lot from it!
As always I would like to invite you to share your experiences with me. Let me know how you are doing by leaving a comment on 30 Day List Building Challenge!