Today we’re going to talk about avoiding certain behaviors when you’re doing your email, marketing, now email marketing very quickly. I’ll explain that, because that’s not what this article is about, but email marketing is when you start to market people through email, and you know yourself that you might see an ad and it might say: oh just click here and we’ll give you the free checklist on How you can lose 10 pounds in 30 days and you’re like yes, I want that.
Well, when you click it, it’s going to say, wait a minute. Give me your email address. Okay, you give your email address, you get your free thing and then you’re on an email marketing list and that’s what that’s all about. So, if you have decided to do online marketing, affiliate marketing anything online, there’s all kinds of different businesses you can get into you. Definitely want to use email marketing as part of your strategy for selling to your audience, but there are some behaviors you want to avoid when you’re sending out emails and we’re going to go over six of them.
Okay, the first behavior that you want to avoid when you’re sending an email – and you can look at this yourself when you get emails – start paying attention instead of seeing them as annoying. And I don’t want all these emails and I’m going to unsubscribe, get the emails and start following people that you like with their subject lines. Look like you like how they communicate and model those behaviors.
One of the behaviors you don’t want is needy. You do not want to act like you have to have the sale that you’re needy and you want it, but some people they don’t really act like they’re needy, but they try to act like they’re, not needy. Does that make sense and they come across as pretty desperate needy, so nobody tries to be needy, nobody tries to be desperate, but sometimes by trying not to be.
You come across that way, just be natural just offer whatever it is, that you have the answer to a solution to a problem that they have. You want to give them the solution to that problem, and you don’t have to be needy if they take it great. If they don’t want it, that’s okay, because you’re in the business of helping people solve problems. Think of that so don’t come across as needy. Don’t make exaggerated claims in your emails like your, you will earn a thousand dollars a week.
You can earn a thousand dollars a week, but I doubt if anybody will earn a thousand dollars a week, just learning how to do affiliate marketing in their first week. There’s a lot of behind the scenes work that has to be done. A lot of learning of skills that have to be done first, so that’s kind of exaggerated. In my opinion, alright, the next one is coming across as being sleazy um. I should have put a picture of a used car salesman.
I think sometimes they come across as being too pushy telling you how wonderful you look in that card, it’s the most perfect car in the world and you fall for it and then you get it home and it’s a piece of crap so don’t be pushy just Because you believe in that product or you believe in something or it’s worked for you, it’s not going to be the best answer for everybody, and I say that, especially in the healthcare industry.
Why are there so many different programs? Why are some people successful and some are because different people are successful with different plans, and it doesn’t mean yours is any better any worse. You don’t have to be pushy. Maybe it was the best thing for you, but it’s not the best thing for everyone. So just share it naturally of all the nice neat things. It’s done all the testimonials and then let that person decide the next one.
You don’t want to be manipulative, and this is very important. You keep hearing how it’s good to have a sense of urgency in your subject line, and that is true, but you don’t want to be sudden and unnecessary urgency. You don’t want to be fake about it say you know you only have 24 hours when in reality they have more than that. I know I sent out an email a month ago that they did have just 24 hours to respond whatever it was that I was offering was going away.
So it was a true urgent subject line and I did have a lot of people click it, but when they opened it they saw the truth that it really was going to be gone so make sure you’re not manipulating. When you have your headline like that, make it be honest, you don’t want to come across as cheap either you you want to make sure that whatever product that you’re offering in your email or whatever you’re offering in your email is not you don’t prequalify it, as Is just being cheap if that makes sense, when you start saying you know, yours is the cheapest, then it makes people think well, it must be the cheapest.
If that makes sense you you don’t want to over price things, but you want to be careful about coming across as cheap as well, so be careful there. All right, we’ve got two more one is far-fetched. It’s like too good to be true. If you can read those two little birds, stop your article now and the one says: what is the opposite of far-fetched and the bird on the right will give you a lots of different ones.
I’r going to bend over and read it, but she says believable plausible, realistic, likely possible, credible probable, imaginable natural and reasonable. That is the opposite of farfetch’d. Farfetch’d means it’s too good to be true. Like there’s there ain’t, no free lunch, there’s no magic pills. You know make sure what you’re offering is realistic and here’s the last one. You don’t want to be shady.
You don’t want to come across as unethical or legally questionable. Okay, so make sure that you follow those six behaviors. You avoid all six of them and you shouldn’t have any problems before you go make sure you subscribe to. My blog. Give me a thumbs up if this was helpful to you, and I do have a couple of autoresponders that you can use. If you would like. There’s active campaign action etics either.
One of them are great for starting your email marketing. They both have great training and, as a little bonus, I put my affiliate marketing mastery challenge training and you can see the cost there. You can hit that link as well thumbs up
Alright. Today we’re going to learn three tools that you need for email marketing. We’ve talked a lot about how emails marketing is crucial to your online business and your affiliate marketing business. You have to have an email list and what are the tools that you need to use to put that system into place and that’s what we’re going to go over today.
The first tool that you need is an autoresponder. Now I have two here that I like to use: one is called active campaign. Active campaign is really nice because it automates your campaign or your sequence, and it thinks for you. If that makes sense it’s. It has really good deliverability rates and very easy to use, and it automates, and this is what I mean by automate. So if you set up your sequence, you will set up each step like I want to send out this email.
There are certain times of the day that I wanted to go out. What happens is you’re going to have some people that will buy what you have offered them and that will swing them over here and take them out of the sequence and maybe put them in a different sequence, because now they’ve become buyers, and then you have over Here, where the system will even redeliver it may be at a different time until that person opens it.
So it’s automated, you don’t have to think you don’t have to go in. You don’t have to separate anything. So I want you to connect active campaign with the word automation, because it’s very very good at doing them now. Another one that I like to use is called action. Etics action, Attucks is actually part of the click funnels software click funnels has a software where you can create funnels home pages sales pages, landing pages, all kinds of things.
Well, within that software program they have an autoresponder called action etics. The reason I like that one is it’s a one-stop shop. Everything you need is right there in the same software. So it’s really up to you what you’re looking for, if you’re looking for both. Maybe you have two different types of lists, and maybe you want some of that automated some of it to be in a one-stop shop or if you prefer one over the other, it’s up to you, but I both links below you can look at both of them.
They both have trial periods and you can check them out and see what’s best for you, you definitely need to have an autoresponder. I do not recommend going with a free one, because they’re not going to give you many options. You’re going to build this, your email marketing system into that free account and then you’re going to find that it’s not doing what you need and then you have to take the time to move it.
So I say start with a good one in the beginning. Learn it use it, and that saves you a lot of time in the end, if you’re serious about your business, if you’re just playing around, maybe go to the free one, alright, and then this is called Glock apps, calm and what it does is you can put Your email in there and Glocks apps Glock apps calm, will test it. It will test it for deliverability if, for instance, it will say yeah if you send it out the way it is ninety seven percent of those will go in an inbox there’s some that will go to a tab, and then you want to see if it’s going To go to spam, so if you’re new, you may find that you may be using words that are spammy and that Glock apps will tell you that, like your, these are things.
This is going to be a spammy email. You might not want to use it and you can go in and tweak it and edit it. It’s also going to do a content analysis for you and tell you things like. If you do have a lot of words in there that you need to change it. Might tell you that hey yes, this looks like it’s your spammer and you don’t want to look like that or maybe you are a spammer and you don’t want to look like one, and it also will test your subject line in there.
So it’s pretty much a tester app and it’s free so definitely check that out. One more thing that I have I’m going to pull that one up live: let’s go ahead and pull it up, this one’s pretty cool, it’s called subject line comm and you can test one subject line of your email per day. Now, if you want to test more a lot of people like to batch their emails, they like to do a few at once, go to an incognito window and test it in there or use it again in there, and it won’t pick up on your computer.
So, let’s test the one that we’re using here, so I haven’t even tested it three tools: you need for email marketers. Now, if this comes up that it’s not a good one, I’m going to change it. Actually, this would be the subject line of an email, but you could still put that in there. This is a article. If I want to share this article with my as a broadcast in my email marketing, I could do that and use the same headline.
Let’s see what it works, I don’t know what ok there we go, we’re going to evaluate and see what happens. It’s a negative 9. So, even though it might be good for YouTube, it may not be the best thing. It says: there’s no capitalization detected. Ok, that can be fixed, it has more than 8. Characters does not contain a sense of urgency. You use the word. You were your that’s good and it contains a number, that’s good, so it contains an on round number like 3, 11 or 24, and that’s 8 points.
So it’s kind of cool. It’s telling me what I did well and what I didn’t do well and let’s go down a little bit more good job. Your subject line is close to meeting all industry standards, so I can go back in. I can tweak that if I’m using it in my email subject line make sure I use my capitalization see I just typed it in real, quick and make sure that I put some kind of a sense of urgency in there to make it better.
So any subject line you can go in there and test them for free. So what did we just go over? We went over one. You need an at an autoresponder to use Glock, apps, calm and three subject line calm. Those are three tools that will definitely help you get started and before you go, make sure that links for the autoresponders are below, and I’ve also put the free sites for Glock, apps and subject line as well right.
There go ahead and take a snapshot, so you can write those down and subscribe to. My blog give me a thumbs up. If this was helpful and I’ll see you on the next article.
How do you do that? One way that a lot of articles out there will tell you to do it is to go. Ask your family and your friends to join your list. That’s fine! If that’s the way you want to do it, but most of the time they will be on your list just to make you feel good about numbers.
How would you like to put emails on your list with potential prospects, so I’m going to show you how to do that today? Yes, it is a way of purchasing them, but it’s not just purchasing a list of names. There is these people will opt in to your email list according to what you have to offer and I’ll show you that today, first of all, before we get started, my name is Vanessa D Brule, and on my blog I will help you to earn money.
Save time and find balance in the process today, we’re going to talk about buying email addresses, so you can start building your email list and start making some money first before we start with that, I want to go over the email list just to make sure you Understand what it is and why it’s so important – and I keep on emphasizing this because I heard about email lists when I first started my business and I was one of those people that sat back and said I don’t need that.
I don’t need to do that. I don’t want to send emails to people I just don’t want to, and it wasn’t until I was probably too long before I start at my list and realized. That was a big mistake not to do even though I kept hearing how important it was. So I’m going to tell you again how important this is: it’s probably the most important part of your business. Let’s go over how you build it and then we’ll talk about why it’s so important and then I’ll show you how you can build it by buying some addresses all right.
First of all, you have a free thing that you’re going to offer a lot of times. People will offer a checklist or a PDF or an e-book a course. I think courses are one of the best things that you can offer that I notice I get most of my results from offering free courses, so the bigger that free thing is the better, and this is why it needs to be bigger, because the online marketing industry Is becoming more competitive and I’m not saying don’t do it, but you got ta out, give everybody else so think of it.
That way, what can I give that’s better than what so-and-so is giving so people will click my link instead, when you offer that free thing you’re offering it on your platform, my platform is youtube. That’s my number one platform, so I usually offer my free thing in my links on my YouTube chat: YouTube articles not every time, but probably a good percentage of the time if you’re using Facebook Instagram whatever that other platform is that you’re using that’s how you bring Traffic into the free thing now you’re going to have them land on a landing page, I use clickfunnels for my landing page.
I always have my link below if you ever want to check that out and on that landing page before they get the free thing. They have to give me their email address and their name when they click it. It triggers a little a little trigger on there. That tells them to go to my autoresponder and I send them an email and give them the free thing. Now. What is the autoresponder? An autoresponder is like your mailman and mine is active campaign and I have that trigger that.
It tells it to put it onto my email list, put it into active campaign, and then there is a sequence of emails that I’ve already built. That will go out to that person. This is where sales are made. I don’t know if you’ve already tried to spam. Most people have in the beginning, they’re so excited about their product and their new business that they start telling everybody on Facebook and on Instagram hey.
You know I’ve got this great shake, that’s going to help you lose weight and you’re so excited about it, and you know it works, but just putting it out there and telling people they’re not going to buy it they’re going to go. That’s annoying. Why are you putting this on Facebook? That’s not why I’m here, I’m here to communicate and have relationships with my friends not to be sold things and that’s why that doesn’t work and that’s why that’s called spamming.
I think we all have done that in the beginning, especially because we were so excited not because we were trying to spam, but the right way to do it is to give something for free. So if you have health and fitness, you could give a checklist of some ways to help improve your list. Maybe ways to change your mindset. Maybe you wrote a little ebook that you wanted to give them and get them on through your autoresponder onto that email list, and this is where the money is made.
You are warming them up and getting them to know you and then every once in a while. You’ll offer something and they get to know you they’re opening up your emails and they’ll say you know what I really like this person I’ve connected with them, I’m going to try that shape that she was talking about now. Look, it took a lot longer to get there, but that’s how it works. Now, how am I going to get email addresses on my email list? I’r brand new and it’s so frustrating all right.
Now, I’m going to show you this. Is you and you have your new autoresponder set up and you’ve got your sequence in there and you’ve been giving away the free thing, and maybe you’ve got about five people on it? Maybe a fifty maybe of a hundred, but you know you’re, just starting. It’s new – and here is we’re just going to say Joe over here Joe – can be a girl’s name or a boy’s name right, Joe how’s.
That and Joe has been at this for a very very long time and Joe has a huge list. Joe has been very successful in his or her business. Joe has over two hundred thousand emails, maybe five hundred thousand. Who knows how many but Joe decided I have been selling through my email list, but now my list is so big. I’r going to start sharing my lists so that other people can take advantage of the names that I have on there, but I’m going to charge them a fee.
So joe says I’ll tell you what I will sell you for every click that you get. I will charge you fifty five cents and these prices are usually roughly forty cents to like 80 cents. I’ve seen right now, but Joe’s going to charge you fifty five cents for every person that clicks. You were email now, you’re saying thinking. What do you mean? Okay? So you’re going to tell Joe here I have here’s my website or here’s my product or here’s my funnel page, here’s the free thing, I’m giving away.
Will you please run my ad, I’m going to say ad or my email through your list and I’m going to buy a hundred clicks from you, so that would be fifty five dollars and Joe’s takes your fifty five dollars. Joe runs your ad or your email lit a little email, whatever it is through his list or her list and once there’s a hundred clicks, because you paid four hundred the run will stop and then right away.
I did this the first time I did this. Oh, my gosh, it was back within 20 minutes. It was that fast. It was extremely fast. I thought it was going to take two or three days and boom. It came right back in so out of those hundred clicks. A good average is about thirty percent. If 30 percent of those people now that’s good, I’m just giving you numbers every list is different. If you can get thirty percent of those people to opt-in to your list and then you’ve done well, if you get 20 percent fine, you might say well I’ll.
Try! Somebody else maybe joe’s list isn’t working for me. So I’m going to go to somebody else. Maybe you find somebody where you’re getting 40 percent and go hey and now I’m going to buy 500. Will you do it again, so you have to go in I’m going to give you a link below it says, buy email, lists below, there’s a link and you go into that site and you can find different people that are selling ads on their big long list And you can go in there and find the right person for you pay attention.
Some of them might say. I specialize in health and fitness, or I specialize or in online marketing they’re, going to tell you what kind of list they have. Some of them are called tier 1, the, where they’re, basically from European nations and from the United States and Australia, and some so pay attention to the details, there’s a link below, but that how you buy emails for your email list. As far as do I recommend it or do I not it’s really up to you, you will go in and you will see articles that say absolutely do not do that and other people say you know what it’s a great way to build your list.
So you really have to decide for yourself. Yes, I did. I have done it to help build my list when it was small and I got anywhere from 20 % to 40 % opt-ins on my lists. But I will say that when it is more encouraging to send emails out to 200 people than it is to five people – and it just makes you feel like you’re, reaching more people, it honestly is up to you, but I wanted to show you how to do It why people do it and there you go the mechanics if this was helpful, give me a thumbs up and if you have any questions, go ahead and put them in the comments and in the meantime I will see you on the next article thanks for reading.
I’ve already made a article, a couple articles about what email marketing is and I’ll put those at the end as a reference. If you’d like to look at them, if you’re not sure – and I’ve also have a free course that you can hit below on how to set up your email marketing automated system now, what I’m going to do right now is review. What email marketing is very quickly before I give you five examples.
Basically, email marketing is a system, that’s automated. This is where passive income can happen and that’s what most people are looking for when they’re looking for online business, not everybody is looking for that, but this part of your business would definitely be passive income once you set it up, it keeps working when you’re doing Something else and that for me, that’s what I’m looking for now.
What is email marketing email marketing is, when you use your platform, your social media platform that you’ve decided to build up, whether it be YouTube or Instagram LinkedIn. Instead, Instagram didn’t I Facebook, okay, Twitter, all those different social media platforms. What you’re doing is you’re offering people on those platforms, something for free or maybe you’re running ads, and you said: hey I’ve got this small cookie book that I made of recipes that will help you lose weight.
If you follow these recipes for one week or thirty days, whatever it is, you could lose ten pounds and most people are going to say: hey she’s got all the recipes written out, I’m going to go ahead and and give her my email address. For that I mean that’s a no-brainer, it’s free, and what do I get out of it? I could lose ten pounds and I’m looking to lose 10 pounds see how that works. It has to be something that’s going to solve a problem for people and that they want to give you that email address.
Now. What do you do with the email address? Big whoop right, I got an email address. I didn’t sell anything. What does it do? You then set up an automated sequence of emails where you introduce yourself, you start warming up to people, get them to know like and trust you and then you can link some little sales things in there. So you might, you know, get that. Give them that ebook with the recipes and then you can keep talking about you know, introduce yourself and then start talking about other recipes that could be helpful or different nutritional foods that you want them to keep eating, and then you might say hey.
This is a shape that I use. That has been very helpful. I get all my nutrition and boom there you go. You try to sell that shake as you’re talking about the same content. So that’s how email marketing works. Let’s turn that off. Okay – sorry about that. Anyway, and then you have it all automated, I have a free course below where I show you how to set that up, but sometimes you want to do what they call a campaign you might might want to come in and use different styles and things of emails.
That’s what I’m going to show you today different things that you can do you don’t want to just keep blah blah blah doing the same thing you want to start putting in some different styles of emails. Now, why do we use email marketing? It’s proven that email marketing helps to improve, increase, subscriber engagement. Now, why do you want that engagement again, people buy from you after they get to know you like you and trust you and they might have to have seven or eight what I call touches or contacts from you before they’ll, even start to feel that way.
Think of yourself, I know a lot of people compared email marketing to dating when you date someone you don’t right away on that. First date fall madly in love. Maybe some people do they think they do, but in general most people need seven or eight different contacts. You need to go out with them and get to know them, and it takes a few days it takes. It may be a month. It takes some people longer than that, but the more you are in contact with someone, the more you either like them or you don’t right.
It’s a friendship works. The same way hey I like that person. I want to spend more time with them and that’s how email marketing is so. It really is a wonderful way to build relationships and get people to know you like you and trust you and then they’ll buy from you now here’s example number one. I call it after the free thing, so let’s say you gave them something for free. Maybe you gave them some workout exercises to do totally free.
Maybe you made a PDF with 30 different yoga exercises or weightlifting whatever you’re into okay, but now you’re going to say to them. Hmm see that maybe you’re starting to hurt – maybe you weren’t in in shape, so doesn’t feel too good. Does it? Are you experiencing sore muscles because you’ve been out of shape and yeah? Of course they probably are, and so then you can offer them a foam roller which adds to helping them still exercise, but the foam roller will have different, stretching exercises and things they can do and they can buy that foam roller from you.
That’s just an example. Now this person probably happens to sell all kinds of exercise equipment, but maybe you’re in the exercise or healthcare industry and you’re, not really selling products. You can always go to Amazon sign up as an Amazon associate and offer that foam roller to kind of complement. The business that you have, if that makes sense, and then you can make seven to nine percent off of each sale that you make so pretty cool.
So after you give somebody that free thing, what can you follow up with with something that you could maybe sell them that still helps solve a problem? Now this next one is from Rent the Runway and I couldn’t copy it because it’s kind of scrolling. So if you want to read it as I talk, but basically in this one they’re telling people don’t go, buy a dress and that’s I catching to me. What do you mean? Don’t go, buy a dress, I need a wedding dress or I need a dress to go to that wedding.
You tell me not to buy one well, this company, rents, dresses and what they’re saying is they use some of the catchy phrases? As do you want to be like the 27 dresses girl in that movie, you could rent a dress for the wedding for the rehearsal for the you know, for the bridal shower and you could rent three dresses cheaper than you could buy one. So that’s what they’re trying to sell is renting, but it’s kind of like reverse psychology, that headline because most people think oh, I have to buy and we’re in that mentality we’re not used to renting things like dresses.
So I thought this one was pretty catchy and I wanted you to see how they even had it scrolling, but that’s something you could do with your own business. Maybe say you know you don’t need to do such-and-such. You could do this and said um so kind of use some reverse psychology, especially in the healthcare industry. You know everybody thinks that they have to do heavy, lift with late weightlifting or cardiovascular exercise when you can still lose weight and still get in shape without jumping around.
If you eat right and move see what I’m saying you don’t have to jump around and do all those hard exercises, which is really why a lot of people won’t do it, they don’t want to jump around and have to do that kind of exercise. So I call that one reverse psychology tell them they don’t have to do something and then tell them what they could do instead. Now number three is share your pain. I thought this one was pretty good.
This person wrote this out again, you can stop the article and read it, I’m not going to read it to you, but share your pain on your journey on on on why you are where you’re at instead of trying to sell an item say this is where I was, and these were all the things that I did wrong to get to where I’m at today and you’re, sharing all the things you did wrong and somebody reading it might say. Well, what did you do right and that’s kind of where the catchy tagline is at the bottom after they hear about everything you did wrong, maybe in the next email the third email could be.
You know this is what I did to solve the problem. So the person that wrote this probably has a good 3 to 5 email sequences that they can write to finally get you where what is it that you did that worked because this person keeps sharing. I think it’s Paul Paul’s story. I know Daniel okay, so Daniel is it’s making them want more right at the end and he’s going to keep pulling you and hooking you along until you finally found out what did Paul Daniel do to finally solve his problem.
So that’s a kind of a short sequence of emails within your bigger sequence, or you could run it that way as a campaign now number four is using an email that requires a double opt-in. Here’s just an example from Chipotle. Of course yours would be different, but a lot of people there’s a lot of mixed messages on this I hear some people say: don’t do double opt-in because then you’re going to lose a huge amount of people.
Other people say they prefer double opt because then you really know that people want to be in your email list. So that’s just a decision you have to make, but the advantages of double opt-in are one. You know people really want to be there. It really cuts down on spam because those people opt it in twice to say. Yes, I want these emails and then three there are some countries in some regions of the world that require double opt-in, so you’re kind of losing those people.
If you don’t do it, but again it’s up to you if you want to do a double opt-in or a regular opt-in. It’s up to you. I would think that, as your list gets really huge, you could start doing double opt-in, because then you can afford to be picky about who comes on your list, especially if you’re new getting fifty people is exciting right and when you’re new or a 500 or when You hit that thousand, but when you start hitting 1520 thousand, I would say then double opt-ins, probably not a big deal so anyway, that’s another the fourth email and now share the fifth.
Now I found this one it again: it’s somebody that sells things, but maybe your email list isn’t about selling a product, maybe you’re into affiliate marketing or something like that, but you can still use this for any market. Show appreciation tell your customers that I really appreciate you, you know being on my newsletter and it’s been a year since I started this, and I really appreciate it know that now the person here said we’re going to donate three million pairs of of a product.
Okay, to show our appreciation and you’re like wow – that’s a lot, but how could you use it even if you’re a small company, you could have a an organization that you send ten percent of your profits to, and you could say for this particular email, everybody that Clicks through because you can see that click-through rate I’m going to donate $ 1 to this organization. That’s nonprofit, because I really appreciate you hanging in there with me and – and you know, becoming my friend blah blah blah and everybody that clicks through on this email.
I’ll donate an extra dollar, so that’s just a way of showing appreciation and then showing them that you’re the type of person that likes to give as well. So, hopefully, those five different emails will start making. You think outside the box and not just sending sequences and and kind of being the same, all the time change it up a little bit, do something different and make it a little bit more exciting.
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What does that mean? It’s a tool that will help you post your social media ahead of time, so you can schedule it post on several several different platforms and then forget about it and then till the next time. So that’s what a social media management tool is now this one. I’r going to show to you today I’ve been reviewing different ones, so, if you want to see all of them, you’re searching go to my playlist, I have a link below.
I also have a link down there for sprout social. The one I’m showing you today in case this is something you want to dig in deeper too, but I’m just going to do a basic review to tell you what it offers, and maybe this is something that you’re looking for. It’ll, save you a little bit of time, so, let’s dig in my name is Vanessa de boules and I have a blog called affiliate marketing mastery where I teach you how to earn a passive income.
However, I also teach you on my blog different things like email, marketing, social media management platforms and tools, different funnels that you can use so all the different tools you can use to build a business. So, if you’re not doing affiliate marketing, it’s okay, because there’s lots of information that will apply to your business and I post every single day – and I guarantee you most of my articles – will be roughly 10 minutes give or take.
I try not to stay here too long, because I do value your time alright. So let’s look at this real quick now do know. In a nutshell, this one seems a little bit more advanced than the others that I’ve looked at. However, if you here’s my thing, we’re going to look at it and then we’ll talk about the cost and why you would want this one or why you wouldn’t? Okay, I’m not going to lie to you. If you’re brand spanking new, you might think well shoot.
I don’t want that, but there are certain people who are new. That would want this, so the world will talk about that in a minute, but it is kind of like an all-in-one box, the one-stop shop. It not only helps you post your social media posts on different platforms, but it also helps you to analyze a lot of different things like your engaged and who’s who’s. Following you, who’s reading you and all these different analytics, which I think, if you’re really big into the social media platform, this really does a lot.
Now, if you’re just looking for something to schedule your posts and you’re not really into the social aspect or engagement part, then this one probably isn’t for you. So I’m not going to you know. I just want to point that out. So you see some of the different things that are like I said Henery to either. Here is a snapshot of some of the em of posting. What I love about this one, any one of the social media platforms that I show you will have a way for you to put your post into a calendar and it’s very visual.
I love that, but what I love about this is, it will tell you hey, you can take the same post and put it on three or four different places and we’re going to show you where that post is that’s what I love about this I have been Using I basically used a social media planner just to post, because in my marketing I’m more into the search based marketing, where I do more into keywords and things like that.
I’r not really out trying to throw ads and things in front of people as much as I want them to search for me. So there’s two different kinds of marketing, but this I love the one that I’m using is post planner and it just basically I can go into the calendar and put them in, but it doesn’t show me like hey the same post is in three different places. I really like this feature, because you can see it, you can see where you’ve posted them and you can use the same content in different places, so that is a plus in my ice now, the next one.
I wanted you to see here that you in the analytics that you can look at your audience, demographics and that’s really important if you’re on Instagram Facebook, all these different places, where you’re trying to target a certain audience and a lot of times when we’re in business. We target a certain audience and then, as you go along for several months, you might start getting these analytics and you’ll go wow.
I was targeting females 20 to 35 and iPhone that females from 35 to 50 are following me. So you know, then you can rethink your messaging and stuff because for some reason, you’ve attracted a different crowd and that’s going to happen. That’s why just a tip when you’re asked to pick your market go ahead and pick one and don’t overthink it and talk to that audience and then start looking at your analytics and sometimes you might have to tweak things.
I know I spent a lot of time with that and really I it made me really frustrated and when analytics started coming in I’m like oh okay, this is where I need to be talking or targeting all right. So that’s just an example. Here’s another snapshot of your followers, so you can see that 52 % of this one is male, 48 % is female, which is got a 50/50, but you see your Twitter stats, the different things and then your daily engagement.
Remember you want it if you’re really into the social engagement part, you can track that. Did this post really get people to engage, because that’s what I’m looking for and that’s what I want to track and it’s right here sprout social will track that for you. Let’s talk about some of the pros and cons before we do that, though, I want to bring up the pricing because I told you it was pricey, so I want you to see it and again don’t let this turn you off again.
I don’t use it because I’m not into the social engagement part, but you do get a 30-day free trial go in and try it out and and and and play with it now the standard one you can already look at the prices is $ 99 a month In like wow, that’s a lot, but if you are brand new and you’re already rocking it on Instagram or Facebook and you’ve got thousands of followers and you love to engage and you’re just that person then go for it you this plot.
This program would probably be good for you you’re already doing that social media part. Now you just have to find a way to schedule and then add that element. If you are looking to start a business where you might have other people coming in. Maybe your your helping other people, their social media platform, then you would want to look at the professional account or maybe you have a virtual assistant coming in to help.
You know I’ve talked about this before, but not everybody sees every article. So if you follow every single article, I apologize for being repetitive, but you can start a business where you will post for other people and they pay you to do that. And then you would absolutely want one of these bigger memberships so that you can handle everything. But here’s the biggest thing on a standard to professional.
You can only do five social profiles and over unprofessional you can post on ten at a time. So again, if you’re brand new, you probably are not on five platforms right now. You hopefully have learned that you should be focusing on one and really growing it, and once you are in them the move that you know the groove of posting on it all the time you’ve got it going. You’ve got a good following then you add another one.
I know that you see all these gurus out there and they’re all over the place, one. They probably have people helping them and two they weren’t all over the place in the beginning, so just focus on one and again I’ve got postplanner down there. It’s I think it’s like three dollars a month. It’s really cheap, that’s you know and it’ll. You know. I think you can get on three platforms. Three to five.
I can’t remember right off the top of my head, but and you go in and you can post and that helps you get it started if you get really big into the social media things. I definitely would would suggest this one again, I’m not an affiliate on this. I’r just trying to give you some information to help. You make some good decisions in your business all right. So, that’s that, in a nutshell, try out the 30 day free trial go in there and play with it you’re going to learn more from actually doing it than listening to me and that’s why I don’t typically like to do tutorials, because these programs all have tutorials And you can fly around and look in directions that you need to go and not just follow where I think you need to go if that makes sense.
Alright. So let’s look at the pros and the cons. Okay of this is it this preference, some of the pros it’s gorgeous, it’s very pretty, and some people like that, it’s much more attractive than some of the others. It’s very the layout is really nice. It’s very easy to look at easy to work with. So it’s not, maybe we could say it could be social media management for dummies right. It’s very, very easy.
They do have excellent from support tech, support and customer support. So that’s important, especially if you’re new and you’re, not real techie, and it’s headache free you can. You can go on to this platform and figure it out and it’s not real stressful and I know especially if you’re, not real techie, that can be so stressful if you’re trying to figure something out – and you just want to cry sometimes and with the support and The flow and how easy it is to use with this platform you’re getting your money’s worth if that’s important to you now, let’s look at some of the cons.
Of course, I one of the cons definitely would be that it is pricier. I didn’t list that, but it is pricier, but in my opinion you get what you pay for it like anything else. If you pay low prices, you’ll get less services, you pay higher, you get more! So that’s just the way it is, but from here I have done a review of buffer and sprout social is not as advanced as buffer with the scheduler. So you again want to go into each of them and see now you might get on this one and say you know what this is advanced enough.
I don’t need anything more advanced, so don’t need to be on buffer. At that point, you might want to start comparing prices. Facebook, as of this article, has not allowed people to like your content could be fixed by the time this gets out. So Facebook is always changing their rules. So again, there may be other things that they don’t allow as we go forward alright, so that is it for today and don’t forget to hit the sprout social link below again, I’m not an affiliate for that hit the link and go in and try there 30-day Free trial, they do not have a free account, so if you’re looking for free forever, then don’t even take your time to look because you already know going in that.
It’s about a hundred dollars a month. If that just scares you and you you don’t want to do it, then don’t look at it. Go look at some of the other ones that I’ve listed. So I’m going to also put down below my playlists for social media media management tools. There’s other articles in there that you can look at and I also am offering you a guide to earning income online if you’re looking at this and you’re like you know, I want to make money online, I don’t know where to begin.
I have a free guide. You can click that and look at that as well, and that’s all I got for you today. So of course, don’t forget to subscribe, give me a thumbs up and all that crap, but um I put articles out every day and, like I said, keep them. You know in that window of 10 minutes so that and value your time. So you know if you have any questions asked and I can create articles based on your needs.
This is for you, it’s not for me. So definitely put your comments below. Let me know what you’re thinking, let me know what you need. Alright till I see you on the next article. Thank you for reading
Now your next question may be what is HootSuite? It’s a social media management system and what that means is you can pre-plan your posts and have them all scheduled out so that they post. So you could take a day and plan out all your posts for Facebook or Instagram or Twitter, whichever platform that you’re using and HootSuite will post them for you each day.
So you don’t have to keep thinking about it. So you kind of like when your own business in line you want to chunk your work. You want to concentrate on one thing at a time: that’s kind of a little bonus tip for you and then once you plan all that posting out, you don’t have to think about it again until the next month, if that makes sense, so let me go over Some of the features – and you can decide if this is right for you now.
Obviously I’ve got a playlist. I would like you to hit that link if you’re, researching and you’re trying to look at different ones. I am building that playlist in my blog. I want to go over various social media platforms so that you management platform so that you can go in and pick the one that’s right for you. Many people use it themselves and sometimes they start a business and managing stuff for other people.
So that’s. What’s really cool about these tools, you can use them for your own business or you can actually create a business. There are so many ways to make money online. It is unbelievable. Nobody out there should be without money. If you have a computer and Wi-Fi because you can make money online in so many ways anyway, let’s stick with HootSuite I’ll, introduce myself. My name is Vanessa du Bellay and my blog is called affiliate marketing mastery.
I want you to take your life back and start your own business and create your own income until you, you know even possibly have a passive income so that you don’t have to be a slave to somebody else. That’s my passion and I would love that for everybody. So that’s why I’m here? Alright, let’s talk about HootSuite these some of the features they do have a free plan, most tools that you see out there will give you an opportunity to test it and check it out, and I think that’s great because gives you the opportunity to check out different Plans it can be time-consuming, but before you start spending money, you want to make sure it’s the right plan for you and I don’t blame you.
I was the same way every every penny that you have. You want to make sure you’re investing in to help grow. Your business and you’re you’re smart about it now HootSuite does have a free version, the free version you can put use to social media profiles. For instance, if you have an Instagram account and you post on Facebook, you can plan out all of your posts for only two different profiles. Okay, then, to get more, you have to start paying money and I’m going to pull that up for you a minute.
But let’s talk about the pro account. A lot of people. Yes, go in check out the free version, but sometimes they’re really limited like if you are only posting on two platforms. They also only let you schedule 30 posts and that’s nice, but you only get to go a month out. If you are a little bit more of a planner and you want to do more, then you might want to pay for the pro version and it’s less than $ 10 a month.
I personally used to start out with all those free accounts, but now I kind of go into that lower one, because I do have more features and it does make your life easier now. What does the pro account do you have? It gives you an unlimited number of social profiles and then you can actually add one team member and has analytic reporting it’ll go in and tell you hey. This is the best time for you to post, or maybe some of these keywords that you’re using are really good, or maybe some of them aren’t.
So it’s giving you some analytics and use some algorithms in there as well. The nice thing the bad thing about the free account as opposed to maybe the pro account or more is you can’t do a lot of advanced scheduling like I said, you’re limited and also you can’t bring in a team member. So why would you want a team member? Well, if your business is building – or maybe you post a lot, you could hire a virtual assistant, or maybe one of your teenage children or a friend or somebody in the family to come in and post for you and the problem with that.
Is they can’t, you can’t add them to your account on the free account or adjust the pro account? So you you have to decide. What do I need from this platform? What do I need with my posting? I would suggest writing all that down before you go out and doing your research. Now you may say you know what I’m just checking them out. I’r going to do the free versions, that’s fine, but definitely if you already know you have a virtual assistant hired and you have them helping you, then you definitely need to look at the account that gives you the option to do that.
Now, let’s go ahead and bring up the pricing on HootSuite, as of today it does change. I have talked about HootSuite before and noticed. Oh my gosh. All the pricing has already changed. They used to give you free, 5 free social profiles and they lowered it down to two. So let’s go ahead and pull that up. I took it today as of today’s date off of their platform. They have what they call a the $ 29 account where you can have 10 social profiles.
Ok and unlimited scheduling, so you might think well. Why would I want unlimited scheduling honestly, if you could schedule out like six months worth of posts and and leave it there? It would be so easy now, you might say. Oh my gosh, that’s a lot well, I know people that will schedule out 2 months worth and then they rotate those same two months worth of posts now think about it. Not every person is going to see every one of your posts on Instagram every single day.
So if you, if you schedule out a rotation of posts of 2 months or 3 months, even if somebody’s reading, you constantly they’re not going to remember what you post at 90 days ago. So that’s what makes it nice for the unlimited scheduling that you can go in and recycle the posts you don’t have to come up with a year’s worth of stuff. So that’s one thing to look for it. For obviously it says everything is included from the free plan which wasn’t a lot, but you do get some metrics and you get to do some ad spending on there as well.
I’r not sitting here and I’m going to promote the hundred and twenty-nine and all that most of my followers are new, and I just want you to see that you can go in for free and check these out. So that’s basically that up if you up it above the pro account, you can pay as much as thirty dollars a month, and I just want you to see the different programs here and if you go down, obviously they get pretty big if you’re looking at starting Your own business – this is something that you would need you could actually post for other people, and I want to point that out because I definitely am an advocate for people making money online and I like to give you different ideas of what you can do.
So if you love to post and you’re good at it, you’re like how can I make money posting? Well, you can you can start your own agency and start posting for other people, and you would use a social media management system to keep track of everything. And here you can have 35 different profiles, five users and up to ten. Alright, let’s go back, and let me just give you a couple features. One of the features I like about HootSuite is I’m very visual and I like how, if I can see all of my different platforms, so here’s a picture here, you can actually pull it all up at once and actually see visually what you’re, what you’re posting? What’s coming up and what it looks like from one platform to the other – and I like that feature because again, I’m a more global visual learner and and I’d like to see everything and not just the parts.
And that actually is a good feature of. If that’s how you are now, what are some of the pros and cons? You do have that multi-column stream, where you can see everything that is a pro. Not every social media management system has that some of them you have to go in and just click buttons, and you can see different. You know only what you’re focusing on and you can’t see what’s happening throughout the whole month.
It does have apps that you can connect to it. So if you’d like to be on your phone, there are apps that you can connect to your pro to your business, to your system and you can even post from your app from phone and not only from your laptop now, some of the cons they do provide. You with one free report a month, so you can go in and see. I was just telling you there are analytics and it’s even on the free account.
You can go in and see what’s the best time for me to post what are some really good keywords that I’ve been using and different things like that? The problem is, if you want another report, let’s say you looked at that one report and then a week later, you’re, like you know what I tweaked my post. I made some changes. I want to see how much better I’m doing with those posts you have to pay 50 dollars for that report.
As of today, as of the day that I posted this, so that’s that’s not really good. If you have a small business because that can get pretty caught, you start costing a lot of money. There are no content grabbing extensions, and so what that means is sometimes there’s some extensions out there. That will help you build your business, make better posts and there aren’t any of those that they allow in HootSuite.
You pretty much are confined to their system because here’s another way. Sometimes, when you post, you will go out and make your own shortened links, and I know on WordPress – and I have a system called pretty links that I’ve added to my WordPress and I make pretty links so on that link. I can name it. My shortened link is a pretty link and I can name it YT YouTube. Let’s say I’m giving a free course – and I can say free course, free email course and when I promote my free email course on YouTube, I use that specific link and pretty links will actually track.
How many people are clicking that link with HootSuite. You have to use their shortener and it’s called Ally, o WL. I think it is here yet o WL y al Li and you have to stay within HootSuite system and you cannot track because it’s in their system. So that’s a negative, but it may not be important to you when you’re new to track, and maybe you just want to play with it in the beginning and see so in a nutshell that was HootSuite.
I’r going to go ahead and compare HootSuite some to some of the other systems that are out there so go to my playlist, go below to my playlist, it’s right below and click that, and you can see some of the other platforms now, like I said, I’m Building that playlist, it’s I’m, always going to be adding to it. So if this is something that you’re seriously doing some research then keep that link handy.
Of course, I offer you I’m going to offer you a free course as well, where you can go in and step-by-step see. How can I build my business go ahead and click that as well, and then I’ve got the link to HootSuite there. It’s not an affiliate link, I’m not an affiliate with HootSuite. I just want to let you know that I’m just trying to give you some information so that you can go out and start comparing the different systems.
So until I see you again, hopefully that was helpful. Give me a thumbs up drop me. A comment. Ask a question: if there’s something else, you want to know again, that was just a review. It was not a tutorial. So if you want more information, you want to see what it looks like hands on just hit. That link to HootSuite and you get your free trial and they’ll have all kinds of training on there. For you,
I’m going to give you a couple of tools to use that are either really very economical or free, as you build your business you’re going to want to get more tools that are that do more.
But in the beginning, when you’re trying to learn one of the things everybody doesn’t want to do is put out a lot of money because you’re not sure and totally understand that we’ve all been there after a while you’re like boy, I wish that’s what I was Spending but we’re going to talk about that today, but I want to give you an understanding of what search engine optimization is when you post a YouTube article notice: how, when you go to search for something you see four or five right there on that first page, They have certain keywords: those people that created those articles.
They did some research, probably more elaborate than what I’m going to show you today, but again, this is for beginners and they place them on their YouTube article, I’m going to show you where they go. Those are the keywords that will come up in the Google search. So when Google’s has somebody come in and says, I want a recipe for meatballs. As an example notice, you get a whole bunch of them. Well, how does that one recipe get to the top? They are pretty knowledgeable on how to do the keyword search so today we’re not going to be at that level, but I’m going to hope that you understand it and you can start practicing searching and getting that into your YouTube.
The kind of marketing that you’re doing when you use YouTube is search research base. People are looking for you and that’s what I love about YouTube and that’s why I promote YouTube and that’s how I’m doing my entire business? If you don’t like to make articles – or you don’t feel like this – is the way to go, then you’re, the person that needs to be on Instagram or Facebook, where you’re out socializing, engaging and maybe buying ads and pop in your articles and stuff right in people’s Faces so there’s two different ways of doing marketing.
This is more researched based. People are looking for you and you need to do certain things so that they find you. So that’s the key, my blog. I want to welcome you here, I’m here to help you earn money, save time and find balance in your life. That’s basically the three areas that all of my articles will be in, but everything works together. Yes, you want to earn money, but you don’t want to sacrifice your family in the process.
I know a lot of people will get on this computer or on their phone for hours and hours and hours and just totally ignore the rest of your life and no amount of money. No amount of success is worth sacrificing what you have today, so you have to find that balance, and I highly recommend that so, if you’re, that person that you sit here for hours and hours and hours stop doing that, find a way to balance.
All of that and schedule it out and that’s a whole nother article, but I just wanted to put that plug in there now. Here are three tips before I go into the free tools that I have for you, one of the things that you want to think about when looking for keywords remember people are looking for. You pretend that you’re that person and you’re searching what kind of phrases would you put in there, like my husband searches, all the time he’s in construction, I’m going to use him as an example, because he is on here constantly searching for article how-to articles.
The other day he was trying to fix something in the tractor. I can’t remember what or whatever he was fixing, but he did a search. The truck might have had a problem leaking oil. I’m just going to use simple things. I understand, but you know he had to put in the truck what type of truck the problem leaking oil. Then all these articles pop up, then he might start bringing that search into more details as he gets more information.
But that’s what your people are doing when they’re looking for you. So let’s say your businesses and health and fitness, but just saying people don’t go in and search. I want to be healthy or I want to be fit. Typically, they might say: how can I lose weight? How can I lose weight after 50? How what exercises can I do 10 minutes a day? Do you see what I’m saying so what would you search for to look for you? So that’s what you want to start thinking about number two: is you need to eliminate? Stop words? Stop words are usually common words like the it then words that are very, very, very common.
You want to try not to put them in your search, because Google will kind of ignore it. If that makes sense, so have some keywords: exercise in 10 minutes or 10 minute exercises would be better. You don’t have that word in there, so think about that. If you’re looking for stop words, do a google search and find it and you can find a whole list of them and if I think of it after I get done the article, maybe I’ll look for that for you so and then, when you’re, using keywords on Your articles, when I first started, I found out how to put the default keywords in there and I’m going to show you that today, real quick on the description – and I did have that in a couple articles before this in this series.
But I want to go over it again in case you’re, coming in in the middle you’ll, find that default thing you’re like oh I’m, going to put on my keywords in there and then just leave it. You don’t want to do that. You don’t want to keep using the same keywords on every single article. Now I put my name on every single article and I also put life Y. So that’s the name of my company life, wise, calm and I’ll just put life wise in there, because those are two key words that identify me and what will happen is Google will see those key words and then pop up.
You know how, when you’re reading a article it pops up off to the side, read this article next. Well, if your names in there and that keyword that identifies you or your business, then they’re going to pop up more often I’ve experimented with it and it works. But the rest of the keywords: change them up, make them applicable to the article that you’re making, even though most of it like email, marketing, let’s say you’re doing a series on that yeah a lot of it’s the same.
But then it’s not because every one of your topics are different and I’m going to show you a simple way for beginners to find all that. Alright, let’s go ahead and get started. I want you to download a free keyword, search tool. Again, it’s going to be as good as some of the ones that you have to pay more money for probably not. But it’s a good way to get. You started and get you in the habit of looking for keywords, because when you’re new you’re going to look at, you know you’re going to be introduced to all these fancy.
You know analytics and things like that. That will help your that your YouTube articles be seeing more, but it’s when you get too much information thrown at you. It starts to make your head explode. So I’m going to give this show this to you. It’s free, it’s simple and it helps you to start understanding and from there start researching for others. Other tools, this one is called keywords everywhere and it’s a Chrome extension you can see right here.
It’s popping up keywords. Let me give you an example: I’m going to research ten minute exercises, I’m putting it in my google search, I’m looking for ten minute exercises, oh look, it says it even brings it down. Do I just want ten minute exercises, or do I want them for seniors, or do I want exercises that are going to help me with back pain? Let’s do ten minute exercises for back pain, so I’m in health and fitness.
Maybe this is a niche that I can kind of be more targeted and you’re going to look over here to the I’m going to move this over over here to the right and see that, let’s do it this way there you go there, you go! Okay, look over here to the right. These are my related keywords that that pop up now, this volume says back pain, exercises over 8,000 searches are done per month. Looking for that, that’s a lot! Some people are looking just for yoga 8000 searches.
You might want to come down here now. The higher that number is the more competition you’re going to have in trying to get in there with all those big gurus that already have a site. That’s very popular you’re not going to get on the first page, but if you go down here to where it says back pain exercise articles only 260 people are looking for that. That’s kind of more of a sweet spot. I would say anything like 250 to 600.
In that area, is what you want to look for use that kind of a keyword back pain, exercise articles. So, yes, people are looking, but that’s going to make you pop up. People are looking for that specifically, so that’s what keywords everywhere does this tool? Alright? So how do you get it you’re going to go to the Chrome Web Store? I just type that in – and this comes up and you’re going to go down here, where it says Chrome extension and then the next page pops up now it says keywords everywhere: that’s the search that you want to put in.
I already have it on my computer. So I’m going to show you what it looks like: how do you find it you’re going to go up here next to your name, all the way at the top? There’s three little dots. Let me pull this down, so you can see it there. You go see this three little dots, I’m going to open that and then right here where it says, find more tools. Go there okay and then it says extensions, all of the extensions that you have are listed here and I’m showing this to you, because if you’re just building your business, you’re, probably going crazy downloading all the free stuff everybody’s, giving you not really sure what everything is For and you’re like, oh my gosh they’re, all over my at the top of my toolbar, and I don’t want them all there, that’s how you can turn them on and off.
So when you go in here like I found this really cool one, it’s called font face, ninja, I’m not using it all the time. So I just leave it turned off, but keywords everywhere. I do use all the time, so it’s turned on. You just hit this little button and it turns it on and off and right here you can find details about your Chrome extension and here you can remove it. So I’m pointing those little tips out, because I want you to make sure.
Maybe you went to add it and you couldn’t find it. It may be that you already have it there so keywords everywhere. That’s what it does you just go into your URL address bar type in your search, and that will let you know what good keyword searches are. So if those numbers are super low, then it may not be a keyword that you want to use if it comes up zero nobody’s searching for that. You remember the three tips you want to use keywords that people are looking for all right, so vid IQ is another one that I want you to download.
So you have one way of getting free keyword to just use that way you want. This is another way that IQ actually is a a Chrome extension, and it goes right into your YouTube. So when you go to uploaded and you’re trying to fill everything out, this will actually give you some suggestions. Now. Vid IQ has different tiers of pricing when you first start out, you might just want to get started for free, and I think it’s neat that they let people start for free because they understand that when you’re new, you don’t need all the fancy stuff right.
I went ahead after maybe a month or so I went ahead and upgraded mine to the pro and I think it came out to like ninety dollars a year and I love it. I’m already getting to the point now, though, where I might go up to the boost and it comes out to thirty-nine dollars a month. There’s no way. I would have paid that when I first started so I’m not recommending you do that, get the free one and when you see what it does and you want a little bit more then move it up now.
What does vid IQ? Do I’m going to give you an example we’re going to go into my youtube account, and this is a article that I made called seven paying high paying jobs online work from home. Now when I uploaded it, I remember I have my list of keywords. I went and did some searching, but I can also pick up some keywords from here: three things you want to do, and I talked about this when you upload a article there’s there’s another in my playlist, make sure you click that I have a whole playlist for Youtube beginners all this beginning level, stuff for beginners.
So if you’re, not a beginner, don’t read it, but one of the things I talk about is part of SEO search. Is you want to have your title and then you want to put your title as the first right up here. The first thing in your description and then you also want that title to be the first word in your tags. So that is a keyword search. They all match three times: that’s getting picked up by Google, you want them to match.
Now. I’ve gone back and after I learned that I had made some articles where they weren’t matching and you go back and edit them and fix them and keep getting better. So that’s what I love, love love about YouTube. I don’t lose my content. I can go back in and make it better. I can make the SEO better and things like that. So that’s that’s one of the neat things about this. You can go in and change.
Your thumbnails, if you want, if you decide that, are not the ones you want, but how did I get all of my tags? Well, one of the things I did is I have vid IQ in here and see right here right here, vid IQ on my program that I have gave me three high li searched keywords: work from home, make money online work from home jobs. Now, there’s two other ways that you can get more one. You can go find a article that ranked really high and landed on the first page.
When you did the search you can open up their article and see what their keywords are. Vid IQ will allow you to do that. You can go in and see what the keywords are from other people. Now you can copy them, but I would not recommend using every single one that they use because then you’re you’re going to mess up. You don’t want anything to be copied like that. You wanted to. I take them and I put them down into my OneNote.
I open them up and then I’ll pick a few of them. Another thing that I do, and I pick the ones that rank high, see these little numbers that are next to them, that’s their ranking, so you want the high ranking ones now, you’re, probably saying well what is all of this that, unfortunately, is not from vid IQ That is actually from tube buddy now you’re, probably saying well, why do you have both because I’m still trying to figure out which one I like better so I’m using the lowest program on both you don’t have to do that, but right now what made me go To two buddy was, if you have less than a thousand subscribers, it’s only 450 a month.
So I thought. Oh, that’s perfect. That gives me an opportunity to go in and see which one I like better. Of course, I’m going to go out and read lots of articles about how other people that are using both of them have compared them and then eventually, when I increase the program that I want to use, I’m going to go one way or the other, because obviously I’m not going to pay for two at that price, but again there’s another option: I’ve got a link below for vid IQ.
I’ve got a Bink link below for two buddy and then there’s a link below for my playlist, so that you can see some other beginner YouTube article articles that will help you out, but the one thing I like about to buddy is right here. It gives me a big list right and I can go up here like once. I put my first one in that’s the same as my title. I can go right here, work to where it says, suggest it, and it’s going to give me a list of suggested tags and I can go in there and just click them and add them.
So I typically, I use all three ways I honestly go out and look at somebody else. That’s got high ranking what did they use and then I look at my suggested tags from two buddy and I use look at the suggested tags from vid IQ. I always add my name and I always add, lifeWise the name of my business, so those are two tips as well. You can see here. I still had more. I could have added, but again at the time that I did it for some reason.
I picked what I picked: I’m not going to change it today, but you can pick the ones that apply to your article. You don’t have to pick every one. You only get to pick 500 characters so once you hit that hit that the the system will, let you know see right here where it says: 491 out of 500. There was a while there that I heard people saying: oh you don’t need a lot in there as long as you get the good ones.
My philosophy is, if you have 500 characters, get as close as you can. I also recommend long tail searches. Most people don’t just say nutrition, most people, don’t just say exercise they’ll, say lower back pain, exercises for older people or lower back pain, yoga for diabetes or something like that they’re, usually more detailed than just saying exercises. That’s just my philosophy, so I tend to put some long ones in there.
If I can all right, that’s all I have for today. I hope that was helpful, for you make sure you add that free vid IQ the free Chrome extension for keywords everywhere. It doesn’t cost you anything and I believe too buddy has a free, free 30-day trial, so go ahead and put that one in as well figure out which one’s best for you after that, there’s a whole bunch of different tools out there that you do pay monthly Fees for and then you can decide what’s right for you as you build your business and you start understanding what it is you’re looking for thumbs up if this was helpful.
Definitely in the comments, if you have any questions, ask – and I will do my best to answer them for you all right until I see on the next article, have a good one.
Do you want to stay at home and earn a passive income, and this is what earning a passive income can look at now, you’re saying well, why would I want to go to the beach and have my computer? Well, you couldn’t go to the beach without your computer once you’ve gotten to the point where you’re earning that passive income – or you can just take your work with you wherever you want and that’s the nice thing about working online, you don’t have to be stuck in An office you don’t have to suck at your house, you can take it anywhere.
You want with you not that I advocate working 24/7, but isn’t that a nice little quirk when you work from home from your computer, so I just thought that picture kind of pulled. It all together we’re going to talk about affiliate marketing today, and I want you to stick around because it’s not there’s different ways. You can do affiliate marketing and it’s one of the easiest ways to turn it into a passive income, because basically you’re setting up systems you’re, setting up a system to build a customer base.
You’re setting up a system where you communicate with them through automated sequenced emails and you’re, building up a system of products that you know that people want that solve problems for them and it’s all set up on the computer. It takes time there is a training below 30-day training that helps you to start understanding that and start putting those systems in place. Everybody starts from somewhere.
If you don’t know anything, that’s okay, that training will help you. Now, if you decide you want that training. I have a free pre training that kind of helps warm you up before. You start the intense 30 day training so make sure you take advantage of that as well cuz. I know when I did it. I knew nothing. I went in there cold turkey. I didn’t know anything about affiliate marketing. I didn’t know anything about having a business online and I learned so much I was so excited, but part of my problem was there was so much to learn a lot of those terms weren’t familiar, so that’s why I made that pre training so that it is Familiar to you when you’re going to go, oh okay, I understand these things and it kind of will help be fast-track a little bit through your training all right.
So what are we going to talk about? Affiliate marketing, like I said, is the best way to earn a passive income and with what is affiliate marketing affiliate marketing is when you take somebody else’s product and you sell it for them, and you might say I hate sales. I don’t want to sell things. I’ve already done the vacuum, cleaner thing and the you know door-to-door sales and all that remember anybody that you’re my age.
You probably remember all those things. It’s not like that. You can learn how to set up things that stay in place: they’re evergreen and once you find those products that people want they’re out there forever. I use YouTube. Actually, here we are, this, article will be there forever and if people are looking for ways to earn income as long as the ways that I have listed are still out there, I will leave these articles up and continue to help people figure out what they want To do – and I don’t have to keep going back and repeating myself if that makes sense, and I’ve even put them into a playlist.
So if you click the link below for the playlist, every article has three different ways: you can earn money. This one in particular, though, has one because affiliate marketing is really what’s near and dear to my heart, because I definitely want to go for passive income. So that’s why I chose to market affiliate marketing and I don’t have to create products. I’ve done that where I’ve done the shows where I’ve made crafts items and I went out and sold them.
So I love to sell things. I’ve done eBay, Craigslist, all those things, but I had to produce the product. I had to come up with something to sell. So that’s why I love affiliate marketing online because I can sell other people’s products now, let’s start over here we’re going to get to that article. In a moment, I talked about YouTube and I want to show you how you promote the products using a YouTube article and I’ll use that one in a moment, but where do I go to find the products where you go Amazon Associates has billions of products you Can sign up as an Amazon associate and start promoting products? Now they do have a six month trial period, where you have to sell at least three items to stay with them as an associate, and it’s just their way of cleaning house what if somebody came along, they signed up and they just checked it out.
They’re, like I don’t want to do this. Well then their accounts, it’s there forever and ever so. Amazon has set up a thing where, if you haven’t sold at least three items in six months, then they just close your account and if you decide hey, I changed my mind. I want to put more effort into it. I want to come back. You get approved again, it’s not a big deal, it’s just a way for them to clean up all those dead accounts kind of like what your bank does.
If you don’t use your savings account, they start charging your money that Amazon doesn’t charge. You, though, all right, so you can go at now. I will say some of the products only earned 7 to 11 percent, but that’s okay. It’s a great way to get started a great way to find products and start learning how to do it and Amazon. Everybody goes to Amazon right, so you’ve got an audience already now. The neat thing I like about Amazon once you get, what happens? Is you’ll go in you’ll sign up as an affiliate and they’ll give you special links and I might say: well I want to sell camera equipment and things that are related to that.
Maybe I have an interest in photography and I love all the equipment things and I want to make a website about that about how to be a photographer. Well then, I can find products that match my website about different equipment and I can have an affiliate link and people will click it and when they buy it, I get a commission now, do you have to have a website? No, you can have what we call a sales funnel instead and if you click below into that 30-day training, you’ll learn about that sales funnel and how to build it.
But people have websites as well. So that’s how you make money now! This is the thing: that’s cool about Amazon. If somebody comes along and clicks my link when they go yeah, I like that camera, but that’s not the one. I want I’m going to start exploring and looking at other cameras and you’re like well darn it they didn’t use my link. Well, they did. Amazon will still give you credit if that person purchases, something within.
I think it’s the next 24 hours it could be 48 hours, but if that person, purchases other things and start shopping, you get a commission on all of it because you’re the one that brought them to the site. So that’s pretty cool now. Another place that you can go is Clickbank. Clickbank has everything? Let’s get rid of that page? Okay, when you go in, you can look under featured products or you can look under over here on the left different categories.
So let’s go under health and fitness, that’s always an easy one. You can go under health and fitness and look for products that you might want to sell, maybe you’re really into health and fitness. You might be into cooking recipes things like that, and you want to help people to become the best version of themselves that they can. So you just start again a website or sales funnel, and you start promoting content that is related to that and then start offering different products.
Now, I’m talking about a lot of things like email, marketing, content things that you’re like whoa whoa whoa. All of that is in that 30-day training, so it explains it there. Is it an educational period to this? You can’t just jump in if you don’t know anything and start making lots of money. You have to learn. So I’m not going to lie to you it like. Oh, my gosh you’re, going to make money by tomorrow.
You’re not you have to learn how to do it, but let’s go into health and fitness down here and there’s all kinds: there’s diet and weight loss exercise. Fitness mental health, beauty, so there’s all these different areas, you can go into, let’s go into diet and weight loss, and so here there will be all kinds of different products that you can sign up for as an affiliate okay. Under there, oh, they went in again.
Okay, so, anyway, let me look here: let’s go up here to their menu. There we go, we want to be in their affiliate market place, that’s where we want to be the bright things weren’t popping up for me: okay, here’s the categories! This is what I was looking for this page sorry about that all right: let’s go back down to health and fitness and it will bring up some different products that you can promote.
If you choose now there also, when you look at the product, one of the things you want to look at is this gravity score, see that GRA V right here, the higher that that grab a score is the more that that products been selling. It’s been very popular, see this one flat belly fix flat belly fix, it has a 209 I remember coming in here, and it only had like a hundred and it keeps going up. But this is interesting.
The Cinderella solution has bypassed it’s. Both of them are reasonable prices – thirty, nine dollars, thirty three dollars and you’ll make a commission off of that. So in what this person will do, when you go in there, they will provide you with all the information that you need to sell the product. They’ll give you copyright they’ll, give you pictures they’ll, give you articles everybody’s, different and they’ll.
Say here: go sell my product because it’s a win-win situation. The person getting the product product wins because you help solve a problem. You get a commission for bringing it to their attention, so you’re, happy and the the seller is happy because you’re selling the product for them. So it’s it’s a really good thing for all three of you, it’s win-win-win! So that’s another place that you can go.
You can also go to JV zoo, JV zoo, I’m not going to go inside, but JV zoo sells digital products, so everybody’s always trying to learn something so go in there and you can find different. Somebody might have a whole program on having the right mindset for health and fitness, and you can promote that as well. Now the key is, if you decide to get into affiliate marketing, you want to stay within a certain niche, which means you keep hearing me say: health and fitness, health and fitness.
Everything has to be related. You don’t want to just go willy-nilly and go. Oh. Here’s a bunch of products from Amazon, because people want to start to see you as an expert and so they’re going to say wow. She really knows her stuff. She really knows about health and fitness, I’m going to trust her when she starts promoting and suggesting this other product and that’s what starts to happen. They get to know you like you and trust you and that’s when they buy from you.
Here’s another cool affiliate program. I actually offered it on in one of the other articles, but you can become a travel agent affiliate, so you can go into Expedia as an example and work for them as the affiliate promote their vacation. They might say: hey we’re, really trying to promote this occasion to roam and here’s all the stuff. Can you go out put this on your blog put this on your website, wherever whatever platform you’re using or your sales funnel and you’ll, learn how to do that in that 30-day training you promote it and bring people in, and when you sell it, you get a Commission, so I think I just recently have seen that, but travel agents affiliate program that would be so much fun, especially if you’d like to travel now some people, let me get rid of that there – some people like to create their own courses, it’s called digital course.
Digital marketing and they will go out and create their own courses and sell them. Okay, where does affiliate marketing come in you as an affiliate? Marketer can go in and sell those courses for them, so that may be what you’re interested in is helping people become an affiliate, marketer and selling courses for other affiliate, other marketers other people who build courses. So this one is Kevin David.
He last year, I think, brought in ten million dollars, he’s really big. He is an affiliate marketer, but he also makes his own courses, so he sells his own courses and then he has affiliates come in and sell them for him and a lot of times. I think his are 25 percent, most people who make courses offer 50 percent, so I don’t know why his are so low. I just pulled him up because he’s pretty popular, but most people will offer you 50 %.
Another place that you can start if you would like to become an affiliate. Clickfunnels has an affiliate program, they’re huge, it’s a software platform where people make sales funnels and again that’s where you can learn in that 30 days, how to do it, but they also have an affiliate program. So all the different programs and training that they offer, which are down here at the bottom – let’s see, what do we promote? They promote click funnels itself.
So when people sign up for click funnels, you as an affiliate would make 40 % off that sale. They have lots of different training that they offer dot books that they offer experts secant seekers, some secrets. Here’s one here funnel script, software I think it sells. For around 500, you make 40 percent, so here’s another one freelancer secrets and create your lap type life. This is a lot of training that is being sold and I think it sells out people pay $ 49 a month to stay in that group, and then you make a commission off of that to get people to join that group.
So that’s pretty cool. A lot of people are doing that they’re, making membership groups for people to sign up, for and in this case, Julia choice and she actually has affiliate, sell her membership so that they can come in for $ 49 a month. So that’s pretty cool! You can learn how to do that. I will put the link below it’s called bootcamp affiliate bootcamp, but you if you want to go in there and play around and look around the the bee and the bootcamp is free.
It’s there’s no charge for you to become an affiliate and for you to take advantage of the training to be in that bootcamp and this particular bootcamp even offers you a car. If you get a hundred Philly’its to sign up for click funnels, they give you a payment for car every month. So when you see people saying I’ve won a car, that’s how they did it by getting customers into the click funnels account.
Alright, and basically I told you at the beginning of the article, how do I promote myself? You have to have a sales funnel or a web page. You have to have a storefront. I say this in every single article. You can’t just go on Facebook and try to sell things. That’s called spamming. People don’t want. You know that yourself. When people start Facebook messaging you and popping things up all over the internet.
You you pretty much, that’s annoying! You you get away from them, but you might find somebody. This is Heather Peterson, Rachel, Peterson and Rachel does a lot of social media management. She runs an agency for social media management, so you may have an affiliate program. Let’s say you get into affiliate marketing and you want to be on several platforms. Well, it’s very difficult to find the time to be on all those platforms.
It’s actually not suggested that you do that, but maybe you’re getting to the point where you’ve been doing this for a while you’re on five or six different platforms. Well, you would hire someone like her they’ll go in and actually manage those platforms for you. But how does she promote herself she’s got a article here called how to get comfortable on camera. That has nothing to do with her business, but it does have something to do with YouTube.
A lot of people that are in social media marketing want to be comfortable on camera. They want to be comfortable, doing lives and things so she’s, providing them some content. Now, if you go down here under her article, where it says more, this is where people click and they find out what else she has to offer. So here she says, get my free resources for social media tips right right here and you can click right there.
You can also go down and she might say, offer some other things. Um down here, get her free sheet cheat sheet how’d. It go viral on purpose, so there’s all kinds of different things that you can sign up for and that’s how she’s promoting herself once you get that free cheat sheet, she’s going to say. Oh now, I might offer you some training that I have and things like that. So that’s how it works. You don’t really go out there and blast what you have you kind of offer some free content and then offer things below that.
So I I know that was a lot I got wordy. I tried to go fast. I know I don’t like to say if you’re still here. Thank you by the way. I truly want to. Thank you. I didn’t mean to make that such a long article, but I really I really really want to give you the resources that you need and some basic information. Let you know what it takes to get into affiliate marketing and, like I said, there’s a playlist below there’s the bootcamp and the 30 day training.
If you want to dig in and really start to see what it takes to start building your business, all right, we’ll stop there and again. Thank you for hanging in there to the end here.