Post 19 – List Building Case Study Update



Short And Sweet…

Two computer programmers walk into a bar…

Because they were lost.




It’s closer to my goal end time and I wanted to give you some insight into my progress.

First, the List Building Goal.  That’s the one that I’m building my list to 5k in just over 1 month.  That, my friends is a loftly goal, and it means getting 100 – 150 new subscribers every day.

After running some traffic to the site, I’ve had mixed results and none have panned out to give a large surge.  Here’s the rundown:

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Post 18 – How To Connect With Your List So They Open Your Emails

facebook joke





Why is Facebook the brunt of so many jokes?

I have no idea!



Many months ago I had a list building breakthrough.

I don’t know why I never saw it before, but clearly I was doing something wrong.



I knew it too!  My list of almost 1000 were barely opening my emails.  I was getting, maybe, 1/2% – 1% opens.  I’m talking 15-20 people opening my emails out of 1000 sent.  Pretty pathetic!

See below for a screen shot of my Aweber account with a list of about 950 names:

list building example

After reading several training reports put out by some gurus, it hit me.  What they were doing was working.  Emails from those gurus I always opened and wanted to read.  Wow, I finally got it!

I’ve subscribed to many lists over the months and years and as I deliberately took notice of which emails I liked opening and which emails I skipped over, it all came together.  The techniques I read about were the ones that worked on me!  I knew then what I needed to do.

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Post 17 – How To Increase Your ROI With Ad Tracking

ad tracking



Advertising has really changed the way we think. Case in point…

This morning, my wife put on eye shadow, eyeliner, and eyelashes.

Question (to my wife): “What are you doing to your eyes?”

My Wife’s Answer: I’m making them look more natural!


As you continue to build your business, how are you getting traffic to your website, offer, or opt-in page?

Are you advertising on Google or Bing?  Are you guest posting on blogs?  Are you advertising on The Warrior Forum?  What about Facebook?  Do you have a link within your facebook posts?  How about Instagram?

The choices for driving traffic can really be staggering.

Now what happens if you start to get visitors to your website, and start to get people taking your offers?  Which ads are resulting in those offers?  Which promotions are a waste of time and money?

It’s extremely important to know the answers to these questions.  Without that knowledge, you cannot possibly make good decisions regarding the promotions that you’re running.  This will ultimately lead to money and time down the drain!

On the flip side, if you have some winning offers, the one’s that actually give you a positive return on investment, you’ll want to scale those big-time!

Here’s an example:

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Post 14 – Facebook Ads Results

dad and son image




A little boy goes to his father and asks “Daddy, how was I born?”

The father answers: “Well son, I guess one day you will find out anyway.

Your mom and I got together in a chat room on AOL. Then I set up a date via e-mail with your mom and we met up at cyber-cafe. We sneaked into a secluded room, I upgraded my floppy disk to a stiffy and then your mom agreed to do a download from my hard drive.

As soon as I was ready to upload, we discovered that neither one of had used a firewall, and since it was too late to hit the delete button, nine months later, a blessed little pop-up appeared and said:

“You’ve got Male!”




Today I wanted to give an update on my list building case study and Facebook ads specifically.

So far, Facebook has been a bust.  The ads have not produced many opt-ins and I think there are several reasons.  Being the analytical type, I’m trying to figure it out.  Here’s where the problem lies with Facebook ppc:

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Post 12 – Increase Sales Buy Using This One Sales Tactic





I found this funny, funny image for today’s bit a humor.

Does anyone remember the Walkman?



Here’s Why Your Ads Aren’t Converting To Sales!

Do you struggle to convert your copy into lead and sales?  Are you spending a boat load of time and money, getting your message out, but no one is responding?

That means, your ppc ads are not converting into opt-ins or sales? Or perhaps your free traffic methods are just not working?

Your advertising may have one simple problem – a problem that is very, very common with people that are NOT familiar with sales tactics.  It’s a  problem that can be overcome very easily.

I learned the answer to this problem from my days of flipping houses.

Yes, you heard that right. I flipped houses for about 3 years back in 2007-2009. That was about the time the real estate market crashed here in the U.S.   I lost about 5K on my first flip, due to housing prices crashing during the exact time my flip was on the market.  Had the prices not dropped, I would have made about 20K.  What timing, right?

After that, things turned around but banks were very hesitant to loan money for flipping.  It was a challenging time.  Although I stuck with it for a few years, I had another, much better calling.

Read more of my own story on the  ABOUT ME   page.

What Is The Answer I Learned?

I learned back then that when I listed a property, the thing “not-to-do” is to list the features. Let me give you an example:

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Post 10 – Shocking Listing Building Proof – Solo Ads Suck!

Internet-changed-usToday, I’ve got proof!  Building your list using solo ads sucks!

I’ve mentioned before, possibly on this blog, but honestly, today’s Saturday and I can’t even remember Friday.

First, f0r those that are new to internet marketing, solo ads are an entire market where you hire someone that has a big list to send your promotional email to their list.  You can pay anywhere for .40 per click at the low end, but .70-.80 per click or more is not out of the question – especially if you hire someone that has a “reputation” for sending quality clicks.

Several website exist for this purpose and if you really want to, you can go on them, register and start hiring people to send your email.  But my advice is,  don’t.  And here’s proof why.

Below, you’ll see screen shots that I took today from my Aweber account, comparing 2 separate lists, one I built using mostly solo ads, the other is my current buyers list I built in case study #1 written about in this blog,  If you wanna read more about that case study, GO HERE!

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