Post 19 – List Building Case Study Update

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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

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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

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Joke:

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 16 – Internet Marketing Success Motivation

elevator pitch salesMan, it’s great to be an entrepreneur, working for myself!

You know how life gets in the way sometimes?  It happened this week.

Since my last posting personal issues have taken a front seat in my life – putting my list building plan on delay for a few days.  An old neighbor friend has to unexpectedly be moved within her assisted care facility and yours truly has been helping the family with the issues that have come up – including moving someone from one apartment to the other.

Why do I tell you this?

Because I get to help this family because I work for myself.  I don’t have to answer to a boss.  I don’t have to call in and give some lame excuse for taking off.  I don’t have to feel guilty about others at my job taking up my slack.

Yes, being an entrepreneur means freedom from all of that.  There’s no greater satisfaction in life – and if you’re reading this, you need to feel that freedom.  You must feel it.  You must do whatever it takes to say adios to your boss!  You MUST!

The second part of this is today is Sunday and yes, I’m working on Sunday.  However, there is a huge difference between working on Sunday when a boss tells you to do it, and working on Sunday because YOU CHOOSE to do it.
That difference is what it’s all about.

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Post 15 – Traffic Traffic Traffic

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If This Describes You,

You Just Might Be A Successful Internet Marketing

Entrepreneur!

 

 

I usually don’t wanna be in traffic.  Most people spend enough time in traffic going through their day to day lives.  I have had my fill of traffic jams too – that is, highway traffic.

However today, I wanna be in the midst of a huge traffic jam to my website – people traffic that is.  How do I accomplish that?

If you’ve read the postings up until now, I’ve tried using Facebook ppc and have had minimal results.  However, I am not giving up on Facebook – not at all! As a matter of fact, I’m moving on and I WILL be a Facebook Ad guru.  I consider it a challenge that I will overcome because I just gotta know EVERYTHING there is to know about Facebook ppc!  I will do that!

Today though, I’m branching out.  I’m not gonna wait for Facebook to send traffic. While I get those ads dialed in, I’m gonna be sending traffic in other ways.  Here’s the traffic methods I’m gonna be implementing:

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Post 14 – Facebook Ads Results

dad and son image

 

 

Joke:

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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