As the first day of 2012 comes to a close with my favorite NY Giants minutes away from making the playoffs, I am excited with what the online marketing world has to offer me and millions of other entrepreneurs out there.
Now, do not take this to mean that turning your computer on will bring you financial success. With everything there is going to be a learning curve involved. Some will bust their humps and do what needs to be done to be successful, while others will sit on their tails and assume they are entitled to success and push blame on others for why they have not cracked the code yet.
It is with me busting my A$$ on the computer all hours of the night, that I have Supreme Marketing Confidence in 2012. I have put in the hours. I have read the pdf’s and listened to the audios. I have joined the forums and listened to the guru’s. And this has resulted in improved results in my blog views, ppc (pay per click) rates and affiliate commissions.
My goal is to not brag here, but but let you know that you do not need to re-create the wheel. You do not need to make up your own formula (though I did just come up with a good one ha, ha, ha that you can see here) when you can use someone else’s that is tried and tested.
I do not want to put over the idea that I am a guru, though to someone just starting online, I might as well be as I have 3 years more experience than they do right now. I do not consider myself a guru in any sense of the meaning online. This is reserved more for the likes of Mike Dillard, Daegan Smith, Mike Filaime and many others.
It is with all the knowledge, tricks, tips and techniques that I have gained from these marketers that I have supreme marketing confidence in 2012. I know if I do “a”, then “b” will happen (for the most part, though we can never predict 100%). I know that if I continue to blog, visit forums, help solve peoples issues, provide quality content, reviews and support, I know that I will continue to grow as a successful marketer.
When I first started, as expected, I did’t have the slightest idea how to format html in my blog and now I am selling products on it. I did not know how to put a video on YouTube and now I embed it into my websites. I did not know how to use an autoresponder and now I have a few set up on various sites delivering content. I did not know how to add a signature into my posts and now I maximize where I suggest valuable resources or social media connections in most of my posts. As you can see already, there was a lot that I did not know a few years ago and now I know a lot more than the average newbie.
I have “supreme marketing confidence in 2012” because:
I know I will make more affiliate commissions
I know I will extend my social networks
I know I will continue to provide more reviews and better bonuses for my readers
I know I will improve my other websites
I know I will continue to educate myself and learn to keep up with advances in marketing
I know I will continue to use the advice of others for my benefit
I know I will struggle at times bacause I have a grip on reality and know things are not always easy
I know I will build my downline in the companies I belong to
I know I will ask for help when I need it from others in the community
I know I will continue to bust my A$$ until the wee hours of the morning on some nights
I know I will have the right mindset to be successful
The question is then, how do you know you have supreme marketing confidence in 2012? Please post a comment below and share your ideas.
Another thing I learned how to do in the past 3 years is to print materials on Demand. My end of 2011 and beginning of 2012 special consists of a few products I will mail to your house using Kunaki and Create Space. You can get the details at my previous blog post right here:
I have been working online for over two years now in one way or another and have been using GVO http://bit.ly/HostWithGVO to run just about all my websites.
If you are already involved in online marketing you know that being able to build a list of clients/customers and maintain contstant contact with them is one of the most vital things you need to do. Having an Autoresponder and opt-in forms allows you to do this with ease.
Another major thing people searching for in their goal to build a presence online is a blog. Regardless of what your niche is, having one that is totally yours that you could put whatever you wanted on it will be able to stay with you in case you change niches. GVO Host Then Profit http://bit.ly/HostWithGVO has a great Blogger Builder software that gets you up and running in minutes.
As with many marketers, training and support is always needed and the 24 hour live support and weekly training sessions are priceless. You could pay hundreds to get this type of information from some self proclaimed guru, or you can use what is included in a less than $10 a month membership.
Using GVO Host Then Profit http://bit.ly/HostWithGVO is not only smart for the marketer in regards to the programs it offers, but for the fact that it is a business in and of itself. When you are a member, you can promote to other marketers and earn commissions when they use the service as well. Unlike your typical MLM, this does not require you to promote, nor does it require you to have boxes upon boxes stored in your garage or basement with products you try to push on your friends and relatives.
With the economy of the world rather bleak right now, we all are looking to make it and safe money at the same time. GVO Host Then Profit http://bit.ly/HostWithGVO allows you to do this. For less than $10 a month you will hardly even know you are paying for the service…Have some commissions coming in and it will be nothing!
I would be doing the internet world a disservice by not sharing how good this is and thus you need to go try GVO Host Then Profit http://bit.ly/HostWithGVO today. Even if you already are content with your own provider, you will see the many values I have presented here hold true and are worth maximizing.
To provide some value for you here as well once you take action, you will have access to me for anything you can’t find yourself. I will also send you a copy of Omar Martin’s Speedy Profit Creator. Omar gave me rights to resell this and I will send you a physical copy in DVD format when you move forward! This is a killer series of 10 videos that bring through many steps of marketing to get your first product out and is what helped me get going in many areas of online marketing.
As I sit here and type this article, I could be instead typing a message into my autoresponder series. If you do not know what an autoresponder is, these are the automatic emails you have generated when someone signs up for your email list or through your opt-in form.
As I type, I am spending some crucial time in what could be better used. Now think about if you needed to write a message over and over and over again when new people continue to sign up for your list. You would have to log into an account, find the file with the message on it, copy and paste it into a form and email it to a new person. Then you could do it again later in the day or perhaps multiple times a day if your website is pulling some good traffic.
This is where leverage comes from. When you can put in effort one time and have it work by itself with minimal effort on your part, you are using leverage. Imagine just focusing on multiple ways of getting people to your website and not doing busy work. Imagine seeing the same message over and over and over again and going nuts not know if you sent it to everyone. In the long run, this makes life complicated.
If you had a series of messages or training emails you wanted to send out this would make you pull your hair out as you could be sending someone the 1st day message, while others are getting the 2nd, 3rd or successive messages. You would lose track of who got what on which day. You need to make things easier for you.
Having an autoresponder helps this issue as you type your email message series one time and determine how often you want to messages to go out. You can send them everyday, every other day or any way that meets the needs of your business. Suppose you have a new course where you promised new customers a weekly newsletter, you want to make sure that they get their letter every week and not 8 or 10 days later. Setting this up ahead of time will save a large headache down the road.
Most autoresponders will also allow you to send instant messages, called a blast, where you can send a quick message to everyone who belongs to your list. Whether the person on your list has been on for 3 minutes or 3 years, they will get the message. If you have a new announcement for a product, bonus, update, this feature makes autoresponders a necessity.
If you do belong to a list currently, you know that online marketers use this all the time to promote theirs and others courses. The question is why are you waiting to get yours going? isn’t it time for you to have a piece of the pie?
I have a few autoresponders set up and loves how I can sit back and relax when someone opts-in to my website. Sending people messages with ease makes my life so much easier than if I did not have this system set up. You can see a quick video by me and learn more about the autoresponder I use at http://MyGVOTrial.com
HostThenProfit, from GVO, is now live with $10 hosting (up to 4 domains)
Unlike HostGator, where this might be included, in regards to hosting domains, you also get other great values like an autoresponder, conference room, live trainings and much more.
As a GVO Subscriber for over two years (and fully enjoying and relying on it) I am excited that more people will be able to access the features and benefits associated with this.
Host The Profit was brought about by Joel Therien (the founder of GVO) along side his team due to many suggestions from affiliates and promoters as it would allow more people to benefit from the materials for a very low monthly cost. Typically, the cost for the larger package that is suggested is $45/month, which is still a major deal considering all they offer from autoresponders, opt-in forms, banners, prospecting pages, hosting etc.
For less than $10 a month, members receive the following:
>>> host 4 different domains
>>> top of the line professional auto responder service (with 500 subscriber potential)
>>> your very own video hosting
>>> Your own GVOconference room
>>> The best business opportunity now in Pre Launch!
For those looking to start up their own business, or get their own blogs going where they have a little more control, the cPanel options with fantastico are priceless. Many major sites and companies are converting to the WordPress platform due to the endless amount of Apps that are making its existence supreme.
Another major bonus of Host Then Profit is it’s ability to be considered, MLM or multi level marketing and network marketing. Unlike many of the MLM companies out there where you have to buy hundreds of dollars of product (which fill up your garage for sure!)
The $10 cost for something you will use anyways as an online marketer is also tax deductable assuming you set up your taxes correctly and your site’s intent is to make money. This is like a bonus on top of all the features discussed above.
So if you are serious about developing your web presence, please head over the Host Then Profit now and join. You can even partake in the $1 trial if you think this is what you need to get going online.
Once you join I will be sending you a special link for some very educational videos I have put together in regards to getting the ball rolling. Don’t waste your time and especially MINE, if you are going to join or do the trial, to later only leave it alone and never get your first site hosted. (You will need to purchase your website domain name elsewhere and I can make suggestions if you leave me a comment below)
With marketing you need to be online in one way or another. I realize the importance of face to face contact and direct sales (mailings, cold call visits, teleconferencing etc.) but if you are not online, you are behind many eight balls.
With the changes that have taken place with technology in the last few years, from smart phones to ipads, the internet is becoming accessible to the far reaches of the globe. There is not much left to be considered private of course so the first note is to make sure you proceed with caution in all ventures, especially online. With that out of the way, the tools you use online can either make or break you (and your bank account!).
Currently GVO Hosting is offering a 30 day free trial that will only cost you only your email address. Now this in itself is something to consider as normally trials that claim to be free, never really are. When you get to a site, you often have to enter your credit card anyways, which kind of defeats the purpose and then they will charge you the second your trial runs out unless you cancel within the alloted time while standing upside down, changing a monkeys diaper…seriously though, sometimes many companies screw you with their “free” trial. With GVO Hosting all you will need is your email address in this killer ethical bribe.
Joel Therien, the founder of GVO is attempting to show you that his company is one that you can “know, like and trust”. With the 24 hour live support (I give them many thumbs up for this as they have helped many times over during the 20 plus months I have been a member), weekly trainings, features and benefits of the service, they are definitely people to like and trust…you just need to get to know them of course, if you have never checked them out before.
As I started to say above, you have to have an online presence to be seen these days as the yellow books and newspaper advertising are seeing drops in rates, while facebook ads is taking over google adwords. Surprisingly almost 50 percent of businesses out there today DO NOT HAVE A WEBSITE! This just amazes me to no end. For all of us marketers here in the Better Networker community, this is an open opportunity to help out and be a local marketing guru! Most of these people do not know how to do the work, or plainly enough, do not have the time to do, nor the desire to spend the time to learn all the ins and outs!
Having a complete system where you can be that local guru is critical. You have learned over and over about being able to get a list and this still applies here. The “eResponder pro” autoresponder system you get with GVO Hosting, allows you to set up as many campaigns as you want (depending on the package you go with after the trial). The opt in forms and templates they offer make it quick and easy to enter the html code into your website as well. As a safety precaution, they like to stick with the double opt-in procedure which reduces spam on both ends, but can be clicked off to go with the single opt-in. Now comparitively, you could be spending a bundle on these services throuh places like aweber and icontact, so keep that in mind as this is included in the price. The deliverability I have found to be very good and like all systems these days, email can get blocked. I have experienced an issue with TWCNY email addresses getting blocked, but received quick help from the support team on this effort.
As you set up your opt-in form, you of course need somewhere to host it. The WHM, or web host manager, allows you to basically host an unlimited number of domains with your account (again, it will depend on a package you choose after your trial). The set up here is easy as well and provides crucial tools such as cPanel with fantastico (so you can set up forums, wordpress blogs, customer support and more) which allow you to have complete control over your site. Compare this to something like the free hosting available with your GoDaddy domain purchase and you might be limited in functionality of your site. As a titanium subscriber, you may even resell your domain space. This can be a great service if you are working with local companies as you can host their sites as you help them build it up as well.
Another key benefit I have found is the easy Video producer and their provided web hosting. You can quickly make a video with your computers webcam or you can upload your own videos into this from your computer. Depending on your account, the file size can be limited to 100mb or so, which may be an issue with some videos, but there are other services that can compress them if needed. The video service allows you to embed your videos as well as set them up to autoplay, or let user control the playing, which can be crucial in your sales videos. I have even used them to host items for sale on Craigslist and ebay that will either be linked to or autoplayed, respectively. Comparing this to services like AS3, you might be able to have a larger file, but the cost are variable with AS3 and will never change with GVO Hosting as it is part of the package.
If you are a quick learner you can easily go through the training videos on your own, like I have done for the most part, or you can take part in the almost daily GVO Academy, which are live and recorded training sessions that help you build your sites and your business. Everything is discussed from blog building to list building. You can go around to forums all over and spend hours waiting for a reply, or you can spend thousands of dollars to take a course training you how to do this, or you can get it included in your account!
In terms of blog building, one of the newest services being offered with the GVO Hosting account is “blogger builder”! This allows you to easily set up your wordpress blog from within the GVO dashboard without having to go through cpanel and fantastico. You can also do quick submits or article posts from here as well instead of having to log into your wp-admin dashboard. Html is available here, but it can be somewhat limited in that there is no option to list tags and improve SEO etc., and you will need to actually log into the wp-admin for this, which is not really a difficult step in itself.
Another major feature of GVO Hosting is GVO Conference. As the price of gas continues to escalate (up to $3.79 in Central NY as of 3/24/2011) the idea of travelling for business becomes more miserable. Being able to get in front of a partner or prospect quickly with the ease of a computer is sounding better every day. GVO Conferece allows for webinars, audio, video and text chatting, whiteboard display, desktop sharing, conference recording and more. You get a 3 seat room with the platinum package or a 10 seat room with the titanium package where you can do anything from commicate with your friends and family to showing someone your business opportunity to hosting a training session for your team or clients. GVO Conference also exists as a stand alone product with 50 seat rooms for just under $9 a month, which is a story for another review of course! Compare these services to GotoMeeting and Go2webinar etc., and the cost analysis speaks for itself for the newbie marketer and those with limited budgets and smaller lists.
The next killer feature with GVO Hosting is the Competition witness, formerly known as downtime witness. This software basically allows you to spy on your competitors websites as well as keep an eye on your own. By entering their site address, you will be notified anytime their sites get updated as well as when they are down (which is crucial for your own sites of course). Not enough could be said about this in an effort to keep an edge on your competitors or to be able to see what people are doing that is making waves over the internet. Like the other features mentioned, there are other spy softwares you can use with monthly fees, but again, why pay a bunch of different bills at a higher overall cost, when it is all right here for you in this package.
Finally, as many if not all of us are interested in MLM and network marketing in one way or another, you can earn commissions with your subscription. GVO Hosting provides templates for recruiting as well as the ability to contact your downline right from the back office. GVO and Joel Therien help once you recruit with their own autoresponder series and education. They also provide Banner ads and html codes that will easily allow you to make quick additions to your blogs and websites. Quickly point someone to twitter or facebook to a link and it will take them to a capture page linked to your account (that you do not even need to set up as they will host it themselves!). You could do the alternate and pay someone to develop a quality capture page and set up your own autoresponder series to get them in….but that brings you back to the beginning of the review!
As you can see, there are some great features and benefits that are extremely competitive with individual companies that offer similar products. As technology improves to make your life easier, I highly recommend you check out GVO Hosting so they can help streamline you business as it grows.
Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question about the service. When you decide to streamline your business through one of the links above, I will be your coach as well as the wonderful trainers already inside the service and as any good marketer, will send you some nice little bonuses just for checking it out for 30 days!