Can your fingers Improve your wealth?

Posted on September 1, 2008. Filed under: Business, Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

Ever wandered how to get that target market you have always been looking for? How other people become successful in their business and end  up meking look so easy to improve their bank balance with little or no effort? During a new project call, today, a client asked for my advice on which was better, telemarketing or email, for finding new prospects.

My basic answer is that the telephone is overall more high-touch and more reliable. However, email, when done correctly can be effective. I didn’t say *as* reliable or *as* effective but it can be a wonderful secondary form of air cover.

So that begs the question — what makes a successful email?

At a high level, here are the six secrets to what makes a successful email. Notice, I didn’t say “good” or “well-written” or “pleasant” or “graphically appealing” email — I said *successful*. (I don’t have time to go into the other components of an email campaign, so, for now, I’ll cover the email itself.)

* Subject line with a great offer: If the email reaches the target, you have only a few seconds to get them to open the email; make sure the subject line jumps out at them by including a great offer. Another way of looking at this? “Don’t be ashamed of bribing people.”

* Headline w/great offer: Once people open your email and view your headline, you have another 3 seconds during which they decide whether to read the rest of the email or hit ‘junk’ or ‘delete’. Make sure the headline captures their attention and again tells them about your wonderful offer.

* Content: Short and sweet and to the point: That’s it. Don’t write the great American novel. This is about time – and how much they can/will give to an email message, during their busy day.

* Single objective: Don’t try to sell them anything; don’t try to get them to do *several* things. You have one objective and one only — You want them to go to a landing page or whatever the next step is. The landing page structure is a whole different animal – but my single objective advice is to focus on email effectiveness, for now.

* Contact: Make sure to give them various ways to connect with you including landing page, click to call, phone number, email, etc.

* Remind them of the offer: Again make the offer very enticing and remind them at least *three* times in the email about what they get if they respond. I also find that images of your offer works great, too (ex: If you give them a gift card for meeting with you, then use the image of a gift card, etc.).

There are other points of advice regarding email communication, of course, but my organization has found that these are the main secrets to our online success.

Just a little warning — when we do emails I run into a lot of resistance from vendors who might be paying for these (our/your) marketing activities. As we develop marketing campaigns for these vendors, we must have all emails meet with their approval. Depending, of course, on your vendor client, they may try to water down the effectiveness of your email. That’s your challenge.

Ramon provides more marketing information, especially created for the IT VAR industry but also applies to everyone who wants to improve their sales. Stay up-to-date at StreetSmartVAR.com and while you’re there, don’t forget to sign up for Ramon’s popular, no-cost online marketing course!

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Ramon_Vela

Do not hesitate get your business up and publicised to get that market directed to your site.

Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )

A pensioner makes £500 in 3 hours. Millionaire’s secret revealed.

Posted on August 21, 2008. Filed under: Olympics | Tags: , |

With all the global financail crisis loomin, what is going to become of today’s families? With everything rising in costs and no security guaranteed in the bank investments where are you going to be financially with your hard earned salary/wages? Wouldn’t you like not to even dream about the recession? Would you rather have been seated at home watching the olympic games on the TV (more precisely, watching the highlights after a long day at work) or would you rather have watched in your private suite at the olympic venues with your business is on autopilot as you please?

Imagine the scene, I am sure you won’t find it too hard, it’s been a grueling week at work – the weekend has finally arrived at last. It’s been a particularly tough week at work and you’re really fed up of the 9-5 grind and the same old boring job – but you’ve a mortgage to pay, kids to feed and a family to support. With a well earned beer you sit down at your computer and type something similar to one of these phrases into Google.

“Making money quickly”, “making money online”, “working from home”, “money making schemes on the internet”, “making millions over night on the Internet”, “get rich schemes.”

The list goes on and on, there is no end of money making schemes on the internet, your spoiled for choice. Sounds familiar – well I’ve certainly done it, been there got the T-shirt. You just sit there hoping and praying that your prayers will be answered and that you will find the Holy Grail of money making.

“Make ‘$1,000’s online each month” “Make money quickly and easily online – 100% guaranteed” “I make 500k per month ” “How to make £500 in 30 minutes!”

Be your own boss, no skill required, work the hours of your choosing, make thousands – the stories go on and on. There will also be those people offering lots of advice on avoiding the scams but at the same time encouraging you to sign up to another one. The worst of these schemes will generally be in the sponsored Pay per Click ads to the top and right of the results but they are also in the search results. Of course there are legitimate sites offering good advice as well but how can you tell which is which !!

Well common sense generally – remember these scam sites are preying on the fact that you really want to believe them. You want there to be a way of earning 500k a week for minimal effort – because that would change your life. Now stop and think – if you did know about such a method would you tell everyone on the internet? Would you sell your method for a measly $27?

Of course you wouldn’t, not unless your mad, you’d carry on making that money until your program suddenly didn’t work any more. Try and think of a scenario where you’d want to sell this huge money making scheme to everyone for a small fee.

Can’t think of one? Honestly if you had a fabulous money making idea, you’d guard it, nurture it and protect it with your life, now wouldn’t you. To sell your secret on the internet would endanger it and could potentially end it prematurely! This is of course only a risk if the method actually works in the first place of course – if it didn’t actually work then the only way to generate cash is to sell it on to suckers like me and you !!

Look for realism, look for truth – if there are lots of pictures of Ferrari’s, bikini clad beauties etc the ad is selling you the idea of being rich not an actual method. Of course the Ferrari and the millionaire lifestyle is appealing that’s a no brainer – but what about the method of achieving this is it real ???

Also a lot of those websites with the flash cars the half naked women and the big mansions are owned by spotty 17 year old teenage youths trying to make a quick buck or two from gullible people like you and I. How do I know this, well up until recently I used to do a lot of sales copy for people and a lot of customers were young chancer’s trying to make a few quick bucks to get them through University or to buy them a new motor car or motor bike. You should see some of the emails I received asking for my help and the reasons people wanted me to help them, bizarre isn’t in it. It is copy writers like me who create the dream that is nothing but an illusion, to get you to part with your hard earned money.

Sadly in 99.9% of cases it isn’t real. There are lots of scams, here are just a few to look out for.

Google cash, free Google ads, Google arbitrage Lots and lots of schemes promising millions are based on a variation of one of these methods. Basically they suggest utilizing Google AdWords to generate income via affiliate schemes or AdSense.

Something along the lines of setting up pay per click adverts and sending them to pages filled with Google AdSense adverts – if you pay less for the PPC ads than you make from the AdSense adverts you make money. It is true, I must admit; however it is extremely difficult and more often than not you will certainly lose money. Similar methods abound and while it is technically possible to make money; you need to risk a lot of capital and you need some experience and skill too, which takes time to get and some people just aren’t cut out for such things.

FACT : Most people who use these schemes lose money and lots of it too – except if you’re the one selling the report or ebook explaining how it works of course!

Search Engine Optimization and free traffic. Now of course, you can make money out of web traffic and yes you can generate traffic for free. I do it all the time. But you don’t need to buy the methods via ” make thousands on the internet schemes”. All the information you need is in the public domain – search on SEO and search engine rankings etc and read everything but don’t buy anything. I promise you will learn all that needs to be learned.

The Internet is awash with free reports, ebooks, software, videos and audios showing you how to do a million and one things. Why pay for something you can get for free, it doesn’t make sense. It just requires that you do a little research and don’t be lazy about it.

However again in reality it involves bloody hard work, study and dedication is the order of the day. The sad fact is I am the barer of bad news, there are no such thing as get rich quick money making schemes that actually work. To make money in any business you have to be prepared to put the work in and make sacrifices. Ok yes you can make $700 or a $1,000 in a week for sure but 500k or more no way. In fact anything over $1,500 would be hard to tell the truth.

There’s loads more money making schemes out there but the important thing to remember is – yes you can make money online but just as anywhere else it generally takes bloody hard work. Sometimes people figure out ways to make loads of money just like in real life – a gap in the market, some loophole, some untapped market and they do indeed make a fortune – but what they don’t do is sell that secret on until it is virtually worthless.

Here’s a piece of sound advice, if you are thinking of spending more than a few hundred dollars on a product then check the seller out in forums, do your homework first. You will find that the Warrior Forum at http://www.wariorforum.com the best place to do this.

Remember the easiest way to make money on the internet is to sell poor suckers like you or I, a non-existent way to make millions. If ripping people off is your thing you can make a lot of money doing this sort of thing but personally I prefer to earn my money honestly.

Take my advice and do the smart thing and avoid the money making schemes like you would the plague!!!

Copyright © 2008 Python Internet Business Solutions All rights Reserved.

If you can’t succeed in Business, no matter what that Business is, be it Internet Marketing, or some other Home based Business using this: http://www.mccrorie-enterprises.com then you never will frankly.

 

The fact is: Financial independency is a reality. As with any job or proffession, you need to put in a little effort inorder to achieve it and know exactly how to maintain it. At the end of the day, if I were to make everyone in the world a millionaire now, those who were poor will most likely become poor again and those who were rich will become even richer. Where would you like to belong. Have you got what it takes to prosper in the world?

Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )

Liked it here?
Why not try sites on the blogroll...