I subscribe to a lot of email lists to stay in touch with what’s going on in the Internet Marketing industry.
Yesterday I got an email from a fellow Skype marketing buddy of mine from the Warrior Forum by the name of Fuad Tolieb.
He is a great guy from the Netherlands and I loved what he had to say and thought that it would be good to pass on to my readers.
Below is the actual email that he sent:
There are a few things you can do in life without any risks but trying to make money online or become active in Internet Marketing in general definitely has its risks..
Knowing these risks will put you on higher ground overlooking your competitors. Why? Not because risks should act as motivation to NOT take action, but because knowing risks can give you ideas on how to plan accordingly and prevent possible failures.
One of the risks in this game is to lose money by investing in opportunities, programs, coaching or resources. This is a risk that always comes true but to some strange people like me, it is welcome at all times because it will give us more insight on what does and doesn’t work.
So what do you need to avoid at all costs? The answer is.. Never spend money on anything if you’re not sure it will make you money!
A while ago, I tried to help a cousin out because he lost his job and needed money fast. I wrote him an email with the emphasis on 1 specific method he could implement as soon as he wanted and works like a charm.
What was this method?
Well, when people come online and try to make money, they forget that the local industry of an average city produces more profits than the entire internet!
What does this mean? It means that the most leads are out there in the offline world, not online!
So here’s what the method I gave to my cousin was based on; OFFLINE MEMBERSHIPS
More specifically, offline SPORTS memberships. Memberships people have at Golf Clubs, Fishing Clubs, Gyms, Fighting clubs and many more! This could easily be expanded to memberships outside the health and sports niche.
Those kind of clubs sometimes have thousands and thousands of members all making use of their membership and trying to achieve something but need help doing it.
So here’s what I told my cousin to do in steps:
1. Go to Clickbank and match an offer with a Sports Club that offers memberships
2. Apply as an affiliate and get your affiliate link
3. Buy a new domain name and cloak/mask your affiliate link so that your new domain redirects to your affiliate link
4. Copy and paste the sales letter of the CB offer, edit the sales letter by deleting the buy buttons and replace it with your cloacked affiliate link and then print it out. Also, try to bundle it so its easy to read for people. Then, try to make a couple of simple A4 print with a few bullet points and a call to action for people to check your affiliate link.
5. Check the yellow pages (he used the Dutch version) and make a list of all the clubs in your region or city that matches your offer.
6. Do NOT call them, visit them and try to ask for the manager or the person who has authority to make decisions.
7. Tell them you have a complimentary and zero risk opportunity for them to make more money and provide their members with value. Tell them you are an associate/affiliate to a successful online program teaching XYZ which most of their members would be interested in. Tell them that all they have to do is put the sales letter bundles somewhere in their club where people can see it and hang up the A4 flyers for people to see.
Then, whenever a member goes to that affiliate link (which a LOT of people will do) and buys the program, the club gets credited for the sale (you can give them half of your commissions but just mention the amount they will earn) and you will update them with stats every week and pay them with either checks, bank wires or Paypal payments.
Then its very important that you tell them they can decide how long they want the promo material to be displayed in their club. Once they start to earn money, they will make sure to keep it on display until they believe its no longer relevant.
8. Visit as many clubs as you can for all sorts of offers and niches. Keep persistent and maintain your relationships with them. By doing this, you can update the offers and afford to invest money into making the promo material more professional
My cousin did this and kept closing deals till he had around 63 clubs in multiple cities display his promo material. He made and still makes an above average income by doing that part time.
So, if you are tight on cash and need to make money fast than I HIGHLY suggest you implement the above steps. Its not hard, it just takes consistency and determination.
You can start tomorrow if you want to and start earning the same week, sky is the limit, no scratch that, space is the limit!
—–End of Fuad’s Email—–
I hope that his email is some good food for thought but even more importantly, some good food for taking action!
This is a great way to make money offline with the new QR code technology for mobile devices. If you don’t already know, QR stands for “quick response.”
Think of a QR code the same way that you view a clickable picture link that will lead you to somewhere else on that same mobile website or to an entirely different mobile website.
QR codes are a great way to drive foot traffic into local businesses. You have probably noticed that people’s faces are now firmly planted into their mobile devices like some kind of zombie takeover. This used to be socially unacceptable behavior, but now everyone does it.
Now let’s look at the bright side; this behavior can make entrepreneurs a lot of money! All you have to do is demonstrate what a QR code can do for a business owner.
Take a look at the example QR code below:
If you use your mobile device that has a QR code reader on it to view this code, you will be taken to a specific place on a mobile website. That is amazing because this little code can be placed on store front windows, on menus, table tops, etc.
One of many ways to get a business owner to hire you to create QR codes for them is to go into an establishment and talk to the manager or owner. Have a pre-printed QR code that goes to a coupon that offers a discount on a customer’s next visit. Scan the code with your mobile device and show him/her what happens next and they’ll be blown away.
The code can even be to a video of the establishment with reviews and a coupon at the end telling the person to redeem the coupon by presenting their mobile device to the person that helps you. This will blow the business owner away because someone can just be walking by a window and by just scanning the QR code, get a real sense of how great that establishment is before they even go in.
At this point the owner will want to write you a check, but it doesn’t stop there. Use this as a gateway to even more cash! Now that you have the business owner’s ear, you can offer more services once you bring in more business using this new technology.
There is no set amount that you can charge for this service. You can charge as little as $50 per month all the way up to thousands per month depending on that business’s individual customer value. Think of it this way, a florist customer spends far less than a customer of a cosmetic surgeon. Therefore you should price accordingly.
So go out there and make a lot of money offering QR code services to local business owners and get your piece of the Internet pie today!
Today a lot of online marketers believe that direct mail marketing is old school. Direct mail marketing is still alive and well. Just take a look at a lot of the big time Internet Marketers that are beginning to send out correspondence through the mail.
My personal favorite way to use direct mail marketing is via postcards. Postcards are easy to create, you don’t have to have very much information on them in order to get people’s attention and they are the cheapest to send.
Now you are probably thinking, “How am I going to make a living sending out postcards?” I’ll answer that with another question; “Can you live on $20,000 per month?” If your answer is “yes” than postcards can work for you in a direct mail marketing campaign.
$20,000 per month might sound like a lot of money but trust me, it is nothing in the direct mail marketing world. I know people that make that much in a week and that is still small potatoes.
It all really comes down to wrapping your head around that it all comes down to your believe system about money. People don’t understand that it really is about a sound system, testing, numbers, rinse, repeat and build on what works.
An easy way to look into direct mail marketing is to go to a site called NextMark.com. There you will find an array of mailing list owners that you can mail to based on just about anything that you can think of.
The #1 tip that I can give you about direct mail marketing of any kind is to only buy buyers lists! It is a very simple direct mail marketing tip but it’s essential to your success because buyers are fifteen times more likely to buy the same type of product than someone who is just interested. Truly a tip to live by…
Leave a comment and let me know what you think about direct mail marketing.
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