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In tonight’s episode of the Expert Media Show, I reveal all the tools I use to run my business. Inspired by an awesome question asked at NAMS this past weekend, I will share:
- There’s the EASY Way and the HARD Way.
- Where to Cut Corners and When to Spend the Bucks.
- Planning for Growth and Success.
- The Tools I’m Using and Why.
- And Much More!
Hope you join us TONIGHT for this no-cost webinar! If you haven’t registered yet, you can do so here:
Over the past several years, I’ve explored pretty much every type of content available in the Public Domain, from books and magazines to patents, videos and more. In that time, I concluded that I had pretty much seen it all…that there were no new surprises available for me to discover. Recently, I discovered I was wrong.
I put together a two-page report that explains my discovery. Don’t let the small page count fool you…what I’m revealing in these two pages is HUGE! Find out for yourself!
I am in Atlanta this weekend attending NAMS (Niche Affiliate Marketing System) hosted by David Perdew. It’s my first time here and I love it. The level of content and networking has been amazing…and it’s just Day One! I’m especially excited about it because I was invited to join the NAMS faculty and will be
teaching at the January event.
Today, David shared something with us that I HAD to share with you. I don’t recommend many programs from other people, but this is so awesome, you will
want to check it out! David’s new MyNAMS site that has some of the best Internet training I have ever seen…serious. As a matter of fact, I believe in this content SO MUCH, I want to make you an offer that shows how serious I am.
For everyone who signs up before 5pmEDT, Sunday, I will GIVE you a copy of my original product on magazines, “Public Domain Magazine Secrets.” I will also throw in some other goodies as a bonus…but ONLY for those who sign-up for MyNAMS using the link below.
Why am I doing this…because I want you to realize that, after spending hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on learning Internet Marketing, that you can
access the answers you’re STILL missing for simply $9.70…that’s it! So, for less than $10, you gain access to “Public Domain Magazine Secrets”, which
has sold for as much as $97, and, in MyNAMS, you will gain access to:
* $497 Workshop ticket price reduced to the no-brainer price of $97 for members only
* Weekly product and tools for your websites and blogs
* Royalty free music
* Niche Virtual Real Estate website
* Weekly training webinar
* Monthly Step-by-Step Mindmap
* Product download, product review and (and affiliate links to sell the product)
* Monthly Q&A call
* Monthly Member Website Review
* Brandable reports with affiliate links
And much much more!
So here is what I want you to do next…
Click on the link below and read through this powerful limited opportunity. Click on the order link and enter the coupon code MYNAMS90 to receive the 90% discount. I have already joined…you should as well. Once you’ve received your confirmation e-mail, send a copy of it to: publicdomainexpert [at] gmail.com. After Monday, I will send you your copy of “Public Domain Magazine Secrets!”
Go get it now!
Imagine…all the quality training listed above for less than the cost of a pizza per month.
PS – I am out to outsell Connie Green for this site. We both believe in it, which is why we are both promoting it! Well, she’s still in first and I’m second…help me show how serious you are about your online business by joining me in taking the lead and gaining access to amazing training for under $10! Sign-up now. You will NOT regret it!
Here is the next strategy in our “30 Covert Strategies” series…
2. Publish E-Books. When it comes to e-books, I’m lumping all types of e-books into one description here. These would include PDF’s you sell or give away from your website, as well as e-books published for the Kindle, Nook, iPad and every other tablet and mobile device available now and in the future! While I love print books, the truth is that e-book sales are on the rise, and that’s not about to change. E-readers have changed everything. With the number of e-readers, tablets and smartphones already in use, plus more being purchased everyday, you cannot ignore creating and selling e-books…unless you hate money.
Selling your own PDFs created from Public Domain content is pretty straightforward since most word processors and page layout programs output directly to PDF. Publishing to the other platforms can present a few more challenges, but don’t let that stop you. Amazon offers excellent tutorials for publishing to the Kindle, as does Barnes & Noble for the Nook. Other sites, like Smashwords.com, enable you to publish to all the major reader platforms by supplying your book(s) in the EPUB format, the standard for most readers. The same book creation strategies I shared with Print Books apply here. As a matter of fact, I would HIGHLY recommend creating BOTH print books AND e-books of every Public Domain-based book you publish. There is no reason to NOT do that…unless you like leaving money on the table!
I’m writing a new series of posts that break down the BEST ways to profit from Public Domain content. To kick the new series off, here is Strategy #1!
1. Publish Print Books. You would think that republishing books from the Public Domain would be a no-brainer strategy for marketers to pursue; especially with today’s high-quality POD technology; yet few actually do it. Here are a few covert approaches to consider for creating print books from Public Domain content: Rather than publish existing books as-is, consider pulling the BEST content from topically-related books to create a “new,” more laser-focused book with you listed as the editor or compiler. CreateSpace.com (owned by Amazon) makes it easy to create and publish your own print books, offering templates and step-by-step instructions!
Alternatively, also consider finding related magazine articles from the Public Domain and publish them in print form. Each article would represent a chapter (unless it’s a really short article). There are hundreds of thousands of pages of content available in the Public Domain in magazine form just waiting to be re-purposed. The goal here is to create print books that people actually want to buy and read rather than to just publish content for the sake of “getting it out there.” CreateSpace also enables you to publish full-color print books as well. The cost per unit is higher, but with the millions of photographs and illustrations available in the Public Domain, the opportunities here are endless.
Need ideas on topics to focus on? Here is a hot one…we are just now entering the timeframe of the 150 anniversary of the Civil War. For the next three years, there will be a LOT of celebrations and events related to this country-changing historical event! Capitalize on it!
As information product developers, we often spend a lot of time trying to get traffic to our websites so that we can increase sales. More traffic = more sales…or so the theory goes. But we often get SO focused on “digital products” and “traffic getting” that we miss some huge opportunities for capitalizing on massive traffic that already exists. The catch, however, is that to benefit from this traffic, we need to sell PHYSICAL products, not digital ones (with one exception which I’ll address later).
I love creating digital products as much as the next person. They’re fast and easy to manage. But with the abundance of “physical product” traffic that is available, it’s time to re-think your product creation process. The truth is, that in many cases, your digital products can easily make the jump to physical with minimal effort. You will understand what I mean when I reveal the traffic sources.
I’ve been conducting a LOT of research and testing on sites like the ones I’m about to share BECAUSE of the traffic volume they receive…that’s the ONLY reason. The numbers are simply too big to ignore! As a matter of fact, I will go so far as to say that if you are not selling on ALL (or at least most) of the sites I’m about to mention, you’re missing a huge opportunity to boost your income. And the BEST news (as far as I’m concerned) is that Public Domain-based products are PERFECT for these sites! What websites am I talking about? Here is the list along with their traffic numbers (from Compete.com):
- Amazon.com (82.1 Million Visitors per Month)
- eBay.com (67.2 Million Visitors per Month)
- Etsy.com (6.5 Million Visitors per Month)
- Zazzle.com (5.7 Million Visitors per Month)
- CafePress.com (5.2 Million Visitors per Month)
- iOffer.com (1.9 Million Visitors per Month)
When it comes to selling physical products, the above sites are the cream of the crop. There are addition sites out there with traffic numbers under a million per month, but these six sites should be a part of your product-selling strategy…period…simply because of the traffic. Think about it, is it easier to create a river or stand in the middle of one? Obviously the latter approach is easier. By offering your products on the sites above, that is essentially what you’re doing…standing in the flow of their existing traffic!
So…what should you be selling there? Be smart and do your research. Find out what people are already buying and them sell them more of the same! Most of the sites offer best-seller listings…use them! And with today’s on-demand technologies, turning Public Domain content into physical products to sell couldn’t be easier!
Here are a few places to begin your research on the top three sites:
- http://www.craftcount.com/ (Top sellers on Etsy)
Over the past few months, I’ve been sharing strategies on how to increase online sales and profits with my subscribers. It’s been a great series and it’s still growing strong (with 30 strategies shared so far). What I decided to do was put together a document that contains all the awesome money-boosting strategies I’ve share to date so that everyone, whether on my list or not, can have access to this wealth of practical insight and strategy. Ultimately, my goal is to hit 50-60 profit-pumping strategies, but I have a feeling we could go higher because there are so many excellent ways to increase your sales and profits.
To access the first 30 strategies and get a peek at what the next 20 or so will be, just click on the link provided below and download the PDF. Oh, and make sure you actually DO something with what I share (even though it’s free) or I’ll charge you next time…lol.
If you are like many people, the idea of making six figures a year, or even seven or eight figures, seems like a nearly impossible task. For whatever reason, especially when you are starting out with selling information products, the idea of making $100,000 in a year seems like a huge challenge…let alone trying to hit that number per month. When you start thinking about big numbers like that, you quickly discover the internal objections you have concerning money. I hit these walls as well. And then I made a simple discovery that put my income goals into a perspective that was believable.
If you aren’t currently earning $100,000 or more from your online business, I want you to say out loud, right now, “I will earn $1000,000 in 2011!” How did that feel? What kind of chatter and feedback are you getting from your brain right now? Are you feeling like it’s impossible or unattainable? Does it seem hopeless? Let me show you a little trick to get around those feelings. The truth is that $100K IS a lot of money when viewed as a whole. But I am also sure you’ve heard the axiom of being able to eat an entire elephant…one bite at a time.
By comparison, how does the number “11” feel? Feels more doable doesn’t it?! Well, here is where the magic begins. If you made just 11 sales per day of a $27 product (or affiliate commission) during 2011, your yearly income, are you ready, would total $108,405! Just 6 sales per day of a $47 product and you hit $102,930 for the year. Just 6 sales a day! You can do that!
Okay…now check this out! If you committed to making just one sale per hour every day…that’s just 24 sales a number (not a huge number)…and you sold a $47 product (a low price point), you would hit a whopping $411,720 a year! See the power of the math? We’re using numbers that don’t freak out our brains here!
So here is my challenge to you…
I want you to set a sales challenge to yourself. Write it on your marker board or wherever it remains in plain view. And then each day in 2011, commit to hitting that challenge for the day. Don’t think about the year or the month. Focus on meeting the challenge, whatever it is, for the day. Maybe for you it will be just 1 sale a day. Sell just 1 – $97 product per day and you’ve added $35,405 to your income!
I look forward to hearing your success stories. Feel free to comment below!
The feedback we received from last night’s FREE webinar was very encouraging. The message seemed to connect with where many are right now, both in their business AND personal life. Well, as promised, here is the replay for “The Secret to Breakthrough Success that Works Every Time.” Please feel free to share the video with your friends, family and co-workers. And, we’d love to hear your thoughts and comments. Please share them in the comments section provided below. Thanks!
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If you would like to take your Breakthrough Success to the Next Level, please visit the link below for important information on two additional webinars Anita and I will be sharing!
A few months ago, I taught a special webinar on your Inner Business that ended up being one of my most watched, most popular webinars to date. Well, I have another amazing (and FREE) webinar happening that I would like to invite you to. This new webinar picks up where the last one left off, and “secret” we will be sharing has the potential to skyrocket your business AND your life!
The new webinar, happening this Wednesday (October 13th) evening at 7pm EDT is titled, “The Secret to Breakthrough Success that REALLY Works!” I’d like to invite you to join us! In this webinar, my friend, Anita Collins (Anita is a business and life results strategist) and I will be sharing a secret that could revolutionize your business (and life).
If you are struggling to “make it” or keep your head above water, this secret will help you achieve the breakthrough success that has alluded you. If you are one who has experienced some success but can’t figure out how to move to the next level, this secret will help you get you there! We will NOT be sharing fluff or theory, but rather, a rock-solid business strategy that works EVERY time…even for you!
I am REALLY excited to share this webinar with you because Anita and I will be sharing transformational strategies that have changed our own businesses. Trust me…you do NOT want to miss this!
To register, click the link below and we will see you Wednesday night!