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.
I’r going to assume you know what email marketing is and you’re frustrated. You’ve been sending out sequences and you’re just not sure why people are not opening up your emails, and these are 12 different practices, check them off, make sure you’re doing these 12 and then you should see your email open rates go up if not double number one Is make sure you keep your list cleaned out if you keep sending emails to people who are not opening them, it kind of goes it’s kind of like an algorithm, and the autoresponder is picking up on that, so that they’re, just assuming that what you’re sending isn’t Going to get opened so you’re kind of hurting yourself by continuously sending the people that aren’t interested in what you have and you know not.
Everybody wants the information. You have that’s just a fact of life and by keeping them on your list. Another problem is you’re paying for those emails that are going out after you start getting into the thousands, and your numbers keep getting bigger your fee for the autoresponder goes up according to how much you use it, and if you’re sending out thousands of emails that nobody’s Opening then it’s really just waste of money as well, so you really want to have them removed completely and clean it up now.
One way you can do that in active campaign is active campaign actually will track the emails that don’t open up and it will actually remove them. If you ask it to so, that’s another feature of active campaign that it will automatically do it. Some Auto casado responders require you to go in and take them out by hand and it’s much more cumbersome and time-consuming. So that is a nice feature in the tracking part of active campaign.
Now, let’s look at number two. You want to make sure you don’t over. Deliver and what I mean by that is some people in email marketing say: oh, you should get yourself in front of everybody every single day and you know keep on emailing every single day. If you do, that, think of yourself there’s been people, I’m sure that if he mailed you every single day, you really get tired of seeing their name pop-up.
I had one person that was emailing me and I actually enjoyed their content. I was opening it, but then it was every single day, so it wasn’t a treat anymore. It was like another email. So if you just send two to three times a week and and be a little bit inconsistent, then people go oh there’s an email. I was looking for one I’d really enjoy their content. I pretty much have mine set up to where every 10 days I send roughly four.
So it is probably two to three week. It comes out that way, five every two weeks so, but I’m not consistent in and how many days I skip, I kind of mix it up a little bit, but just stay in front of them, but don’t be in front of them so much that they start Ignoring you and they feel like you’re annoying and number three again do not send the email every day, so I just talked about being in front of them every day and now you want to be consistent, so you want to send emails, but not every day.
Alright number four do not email on weekends. If you start tracking and looking at the algorithms and and your analytics of your emails, you’re going to notice that most people do not open them on the weekends Friday Saturday, Sunday pretty much skip those three days and only send between 11:30 to about 2:30 Monday through Thursday you’ll find that those are the best times that people will open up their emails and, if you think about it, that’s when people are usually at work and they’re, you know they’ve got the work done: they’re sittin there, maybe they’re getting ready to go to lunch And they’ll start checking their emails and there you are don’t sell in every mean email.
This is number five out of 12. If you sell something in every single email again, I’ve had people. I’ve enjoyed their content, but then it was like okay. What are you trying to sell me and if people you know spread that out, there’s the 80/20 rule if 80 percent of the time you’re just sending content good, valuable content, 20 % of the time you’re trying to offer them a tool or sell them. Something then you’ll find that that’s a good balance number six make sure you segment and tag your emails.
And what do I mean by this, even though you might not understand how to use it or how it’s going to benefit you right I’ll, do it anyway and down the road it’s going to help you. So let’s say I send out a lead, magnet and in that lead magnet I am in health and fitness and maybe in this particular lead magnet. I started talking about lifting weights. Maybe it was something I hadn’t been talking about.
I was into nutrition and shakes and maybe just getting out and exercising and moving well all of a sudden, I started talking about weight, lifts or not weight lifting but lifting weights as part of the routine, and so I sent out a free lead, magnet on how To gradually increase the level of your weights – and here are some simple, routine workouts to do – and people got the free lead, magnet they. They were added to my list.
Well, I can tag them weights and later maybe I come across something else. Maybe I want to pull those people that were interested in the weights and send them just specific information like a campaign and not part of the continuous email sequence and campaigns are more like special groups of emails. That are more specific and I can pull them really fast. These are all the people that liked to talk about weights and here’s a new workout program that I actually found that I could offer to them and sell to them as an affiliate program, so tag them segment them based on interests based on why they’re getting on Your list, so, even though everybody on my list might be interested in starting a business, not every single person per se might want to start an affiliate marketing business.
Maybe some of them are interested in my email, marketing and and maybe some other things that all businesses need, but I can tag them the people that specifically want affiliate marketing. I can cater to them a little bit in more depth than the people that wanted. Some of the other information – if that makes sense, alright number 7, ask questions so that you get responses in your email. It actually increases deliverability.
So if I ask people specific questions and they respond, that’s kind of like having engagement on social media, if you think about it, when you post on Facebook and people respond – and you have all that engagement, your ratings kind of go up. Well, it works’we an email when you’re responding and engaging that kind of puts you up a little bit and you’ll get those emails. We’ll definitely go, have more deliverability rates in into the email boxes.
All right number, eight use stories and the reason you want to use stories is you want people to get to know you and your stories and how they relate to different, analogies and things that you’re telling people don’t always want to just be talked to, and you Know if I, if I wrote an email to you and said, oh, I love these weights and this is a routine I started doing you got to try it as opposed to telling the story of how you know.
I got tired of just walking every day. I wanted to up it a little bit and I felt like I was too old, but I started out with two pounds and I even sat in my chair and you know tell a funny story. I mean: could you imagine someone sitting in a chair with two pound weights? It’s it’s kind of a visual, that’s ridiculous, because two pounds are not much, but it happens, and actually I did do that but um and then how I built all the way up to twelve pounds and I feel so much stronger.
And it took me this much time, but you can tell that story and and tell these success that went with it and then people were like wow. If she can do that, and she wasn’t embarrassed to start with two pounds and sitting in a chair, then that’s something I can do so tell a story and it just makes it more relatable number nine and you will hope that one day you will have this Problem but warm up the IP, and what does that mean? If you have a list of emails like a hundred thousand, you cannot send all hundred thousand emails at once.
It’ll, look like spam and autoresponders do not like them. So one of the things you can do is send out your emails in 5000 increments, so you might send them out every so many minutes or every so much time in between and just kind of warm it up, and then that way it doesn’t look like spam. Now I know some people when they start getting those huge numbers, they will actually go out and use two different autoresponders just in case one shuts down.
They always have the other one that will keep working, because the the bread-and-butter of your business is you in a list. I just got an email from somebody that an influencer I’m on their email list, and they just mentioned how they just lost their account on Facebook. It was shut down, 25,000 people were following them on there and it just got shut down out of the blue, but they have an email list.
So you have to make sure you build this email list now you might say well what if the autoresponder gets shut down? Well, it can, but you can also export those email names. Every so often make sure you export your list and you keep that in a safe place and if it does get shut down, you have that list. You can import it into another autoresponder and that’s how you own it number 10 make sure people can unsubscribe to your list and what and I know legally, you have to do that.
But have you ever tried to unsubscribe to somebody’s list only to find out they’re still sending you emails? I can name somebody right now. I know I’m on their list like four times I’ve readed them I’ve. It’s an influencer. I’ve signed up for a couple things and I noticed every single time. I click a button icon the list new again, even though I keep using the same email address. So I’m sure if I unsubscribe I’m going to have to unsubscribe two or three more times so make sure your button works and make sure that people aren’t getting duplicated into your list.
My list I have it set up where they can only come in once under one email and the system will pick it up if it’s a duplicate so that they won’t be on several lists all right number. Eleven, we have two left make sure you always have a call to action. Now you might say: well, you just told me not to sell something. Every time will call to action doesn’t mean to always sell something. Your call to action can be hey click, this link.
If you would like to try this autoresponder, which I do have a link below so there’s your call to action. I could also be promoting my new Facebook group click. The link call to action I could promote. I could ask a question and ask you to respond to something: that’s a call to action, so see how the call to action does not have to be selling something, but I’m asking you to do something. I could just simply ask you: hey, give me a thumbs up if this was helpful or make a comment in the chat, the the comments below and let me know what you think those are call to actions subscribe to.
My blog, that’s a call to action. I hope you heard all of those I just gave you about six call to actions pick one at least alright number 12. This is the last one, and this is what is really important, especially if you’re new don’t use swipe files now. What does that mean? If you signed up to become an affiliate marketer when you go to clickbank, and you find that item that you want to sell, they give you all their files like swipe files and emails like that.
You can just take them and copy and paste them in and it sounds enticing and it sounds wonderful when you’re new because you’re like I don’t know what to do. But if you use exactly what they give you it’s called a swipe file. Then so is everybody else and it’s going to be picked up as spam, because a lot of people are using that same one and even if it doesn’t get picked up, it doesn’t really say who you are.
So, let’s say you did five emails. We call the soap opera sequence when you’re introducing yourself and warming up to your audience, those first few emails and then all of a sudden. You have a swipe file and it totally does not represent who you are they’re, not using the same language, they’re, not using the same vocabulary or anything, and it just really throws things off. What I suggest you do is look at that file.
Take it and edit it, you can still take that information, use it as a guide and make it become you put yourself in there. You could even start it out with a story and that really warms up your audience and lets them see that you’re consistent in your emails, so I just gave you 12 different ways that you could best practices for your email. Hopefully, one of those will be something you weren’t doing and you can start using that back best practice and get those emails to get open.
You already heard all of my call to actions give me the thumbs up the subscribe all that stuff, but um. You know how it works I do have. This is my real collection. I do have some playlists about email, marketing and I’ve got the link below if you’re, really digging in and trying to get your email marketing up and running. I have some articles that I made, and I put them together in an ending list.
Playlist and the link is below so definitely check that out. So that’ll help you with them with your email list.
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.
Before you go make sure you subscribe to my blog, I would really appreciate it and don’t forget to hit the free course link below. Definitely if you haven’t started email marketing, I have strongly recommended the course is: free, there’s, no gimmick or anything and it’ll help. You get set up as well, and then you can start collecting emails and start sending out those awesome emails and getting an audience that will get to know you, like you, trust you and then buy from you.
We’re going to learn about lumely lumely is a social media management tool and we’re going to go in and set it up and actually see what it does. If you’re starting your business and you’re feeling overwhelmed from posting all over the place and just trying to find the time to do it by the end of the day, that sometimes seems like all that you’ve gotten done is that you’ve post posted right now.
Many of you already realized that you don’t need to be posting all over the place. If you have one place that you post that’s enough, especially in the beginning, and you want to build from there, but today we’re not talking about what you should be doing. As far as posting, but I’m going to offer you a tool, that’s going to help you post ahead of time. So you could take a day and say I’m going to post out everything for the month and have it set and it will go ahead and post for you now.
Another way to do that is to hire a virtual assistant. But some of us just don’t, have the funds right now to hire virtual assistants, so you’re looking for software tools that are going to help make your life easier so that you can put your time into things that are creating money, alright, so lumely, let’s get started. Let’s go in and look at it and, like I said we’re going to go right to the beginning and we’re going to set it up to show you how easy it is.
They do have a 15-day review. There is a link below so go ahead and hit that if this is something you’re interested in but before you do that check it out here and see if this is something that you’d be interested alright, when you get on the first page, when you get your 15-Day review they’re going to it’s you’re, going to create a calendar and that’s exactly what you’re doing you’re scheduling your posts.
So I wanted you to see how easy it is to set up you’re just going to follow. You can add a lote logo here for your business or you could add your own page, we’re going to write a demo company here and then your time zone now. This is where it is really neat. Okay. This is where it’s a huge time-saver in your business. Let’s say you are at the point, your business, that you’ve master two or three social media accounts and you are posting okay again, if you’re brand new, you need to focus on one get to know it and then expand, but here you can post on Facebook.
You are, if you’re doing Facebook for ads Twitter now Instagram isn’t here yet, but they will send you a notification, reminder and say: hey you posted every place else, make sure you get your Instagram. There is a little note here that they’re working on it. That’s usually a big one: everybody wants to make sure they can post on their Instagram. So you know if you get on there now and you know that they’ll at least notify you that step is there.
They also can post on Pinterest, LinkedIn and Google, my business. So we’re I’m going to have just to connect to a couple: let’s do Pinterest and Twitter now, each time I hit one of these, it’s going to actually search for my account and then connect. So I’m just going to do Twitter and Pinterest right now. Just for the sake of time, so we’re going to connect to those and then we’ll I’ll show you how you can set up your account.
Okay, I changed it to Facebook. When I was trying to get into my Twitter account, it wasn’t taking my password and it would take me a while to go. Look in my Google Docs to find the update at 1:00 and all that stuff. So anyway, I am in Facebook, and I just put it on my business page and Pinterest. I just picked a couple things so with that make sure as you’re setting up you have access to all of your accounts and all of your passwords.
It will take you a few minutes to get that all connected. What happened was it just connects, but then you’ll have to know your username and password. Alright, let’s go to the next step. Now this one, if you have a team working for you or maybe you just hired someone in your family, maybe there’s maybe one of your kids. Your teenage kids could help you with this. Okay, you have different three different workflows that you can choose from.
So this is one thing I do love about this one. You can have more than one collaborator in charge. So if you have somebody helping you, but then there’s going to be some different steps, draft pending approval requires edits, approved, scheduled and publish, so your post is going to be in one of those pockets. If you don’t need all that, it’s just you, nobody else is working with you. Then you want to come down here, possibly look at the light, workflow one collaborator, but you still may have some things in draft pen.
Approval requires edit schedule published you’re still thinking. Well, I don’t really set up drafts. I just get right in and I do it. Then you want to go down here. Zero work through no approval steps. Three post states you’re going to have a draft scheduled published so you’re not going to go in and edit and things like. Let let’s just go with the light one and select that for today now, if you’re, someone that runs out of ideas and maybe sometimes you’re sitting down you’re like oh my gosh, you know I just need like ten more ideas and because I’m posting for the whole Month and that can be cumbersome right here, you can ask gloomily to grab your RSS feed URL.
So maybe you have feeds coming in to those different platforms. They can pull them in and say: hey here are some things you might want to repost or you might want to edit it and post it. If you don’t want them there then don’t add it. Okay, I’m going to skip that for now and we’re going to go forward, but a pretty cool idea because, like I said, it’ll help you with ideas here you can invite people to approve, couldn’t contribute or view your post on your calendar.
So maybe you want someone like that first step to come and be a collaborator collaborator and say that really fast, three times collaborator but put their email in and whatever their role is and the role could be an editor, a client, a contributor, a viewer or just A custom role, so maybe you just want someone to look them over, even maybe you’re, in a position where you know you’ve got somebody you’re working with and they you know you have them, come in and get their ideas.
So you have these options. You do not have to choose them all right now, we’re going to finish and get to the fun part. I just wanted you to see how easy it is to set up, because sometimes we see these different tools for our business and just trying to learn the tool can be overwhelming, and then you get stuck and you’re more overwhelmed. But if you just take the time schedule the time and say I’m just going to sit down, take a whole day, maybe take two whole days block everything out and get it done.
And then you have a whole month where you can have stuff already post it, and you don’t have to worry about it. Am I in teaching, as a teacher, I have I’m a teacher and I homeschooled, but one of the things that I would do, especially with children that have trouble doing lots of things at once. Is we called it block, scheduling or block teaching well, even with business? I recommend to people when they get overwhelmed.
I have too many tasks to do. I tell them to think of all your tasks in blocks and maybe in one day only do two things, but do a lot of it. Does that make sense so you’re blocking it? Instead of doing five different things every day, you might do just two things, just like with YouTube articles. You know get all your articles done in one day and then it’s done when you’re posting for social media get it all done in one day and again, if you’re new and still coming up with ideas, maybe half a day to half a days would work.
But you have to figure out what works for you without getting overwhelmed and without losing that focus, because sometimes, if you’re all over the place, you get distracted and then you never finish it. And then this tool is useless because you’re not using it and that’s what a lot of people do. I have seen so many people start their business and they buy all these wonderful tools and they’re, putting out monthly fees and then they don’t use it.
And in my heart I hate to see that I hate to see people waste their money like that, but I don’t think people do it on purpose as much as they just get overwhelmed. So I’m giving you that little tip right now take the time sit down and again I as a brand new person. I would take two days just block them out and get it done and then move on to something else. Okay, so let’s move on here just to get started to understand how the system works.
Lumely gives you ideas like there’s funny Friday, you can get a quote and they’ll give you different ideas, so you can even pull from their library. If you, if you you know per say alright, so now we’re going to pull something. When am I scheduling it today is the 27th, let’s say 11:30 a.M. This is only for my reference, so I might say it’s a quote. Maybe every day I’d like to post a quote: okay and I’m going to label it inspiration, okay and then we’re going to go next.
Where do you want to post it? I want to post it on my Pinterest and which board do I want to post it on great quotes? I have a board called quotes right there, alright, and I want to put it on my Facebook page and it’s also called quotes. Okay. So, let’s go to the next button thing. I just want you to see that you can post it two places at once. Now this is a place where I can say something I can put the quote or the hashtags.
You have to be careful on whatever platforms. You’re on make sure whatever you’re doing that they all take it. For instance, if I was putting a really long passage for Facebook, I can’t put that on Pinterest and I can’t put that on Twitter. So since I’m just putting a quote, it’s going to be fine for both. So keep that in mind, especially if you’d like to put lengthy posts in your Facebook page. I say I just put a corny quote: the early bird gets the worm.
I put three hashtags: both of them will work with Pinterest and it will work with my Facebook page. If you want to put a URL in there like like right down here, you can put a picture. You can put a article and anything like that that you want I’m going to leave those alone for right now for the sake of time, and we will continue now one thing before I go right here where it says: hashtag you, if you have certain hashtags, that You use all the time like if you use hashtag, and I use my name – let’s say: okay, I use my own name as a hashtag.
A lot I can. I can save it. Okay and then here’s another one. Hashtag start your own business goodness and then up here I didn’t hit the inner. Oh that’s the name of the collection, okay, alright, so you can, you can save your hashtags and then you can go in and grab them whenever you want them. Okay, now, once I hit next, it says fine tune. It is there anything that you want to do. Here’s where you can add content, media specific to each blog, so on Pinterest I could put a link to my YouTube, blog or a YouTube article.
I could do the same thing with Facebook actually, but I’m not going to add anything. But this is where each one of your platforms, you can customize it and make sure it fits. Maybe you did have a big paragraph that you wanted to add to Facebook to go with that quote. Maybe you wanted to explain how it’s touched your life and tell a story. This is where you can add it. Okay, so I’m just going to hit, got it and then they’re going to give you some tips about you know was that the best time this is Facebook, it’s telling me simple status posts are not recommended.
Why don’t you try and share a link or an image or a article, so they’re saying you’re, just putting a post? You need to add some more to it. So they’re going to give you some ideas, what’s going to make it better than what it is, alright, which is awesome for each one of your individual posts. So then you can fine-tune each one from now. I’ve never seen on a social media management platform where you can actually pick your audience.
Okay, so you can say these are the preferred audience that I want to see what I’m posting. So, if you’re you’ve already started your business, you have a target audience. You can target your audience here, we’re just going to go in and pick. I don’t really masters, I’m just picking some things interest. You can type them in and locations. You can type them in okay. So let’s go next all right now I can save it.
I can schedule it or I can post it. So if I’m not sure if I’m finished, I can go ahead and save it. I could schedule it right now or I can publish it right away. So I’m going to schedule it just so you can see, because this is a scheduler. Now Pinterest wants a picture you’re not allowed to post anything on Pinterest without a picture. So the whole system stopped me and said: you can’t schedule it until you have a post.
So up here the picture the little photo icon was in green, so all’s I have to do is hit that and then I can go ahead and pull up a picture from my browser. So I’m going to do that right now now. Basically, it brought me back to step 3 where it said, define what you want to put on each page. So just a hint when you get do any Pinterest, you want to make sure you have some pictures. Now I have some chickens as I went into my folder and I grabbed it real quick.
It happened to be on my desktop again. I would not post this. I just want you to see the steps and how easy it is to follow. So there’s my chicken with their head sticking out, it goes kind of with the the quote. Early bird gets the worm right that all works, all right, so let’s hit next and now we’re going to post to our Facebook and to Pinterest. So that is an old picture. I don’t have that horse trailer anymore, that’s an old one, all right again, it tells me the different things that I need to do, do and prove it, and then I hit next after my improvements and now we are going to look at our audience.
It’s already been picked, let’s go next and now I’m going to schedule and that’s what we’ve been waiting for. How do you schedule again? It takes time and thought, but remember you’re, doing it all in one block in a day or two and you’ve got you can schedule out for the entire month. I have another tip for you before this is over about scheduling that I learned from somebody else. That is ahead of me, okay, so we are going to put this on Facebook and we’re going to schedule it.
It says scheduled and then we’re going to schedule it. I scheduled it for today at 11:30 and it’s been scheduled to both places and it’s ready to go so I can have everything. Go it’ll publish to all my accounts that I wanted to go to and it’s done so. If you publish like three times a day or twice a day or even once a day on various accounts, everything will go out at the same time and I’ve just done the work once I don’t have to go into each of those accounts and you’re going to Get better at it as you go, you might, even during the month as you have ideas, start a folder get a Dropbox or a google doc, I’m folder and just start throwing things in there.
If you have some images or some quotes that you like to start throwing them in there and then when it’s time to sit down and do the next month, you have all your stuff. Now here’s my tip to end the day after just come up with three really good months, like 90 days of posts, okay, three good months, maybe even four and then after you use them, recycle them go back in and you can recycle them and use them all Over again, so you don’t have to keep recreating them over and over now once in a while, especially on Facebook, you might have something personal that you want to add or something that you really want to share.
That’s lengthy! You can go into paint Facebook on your own and just post stuff like that, the current stuff, but that stuff that you want to post. You know some quotes some inspirations. Some you might teach some things about the business that you’re in to help people maybe you’re into oils, and you have different products that you want to share like what they do, how they help improve their life.
Things like that, you will just post it and it’ll be on its own rotation. So there’s my tip so you’re doing a lot of work in the beginning. You get that system in place and then you don’t have to keep touching it, except when you go in to reschedule them to recycle them. Okay, so one day a month, it’s going to turn into maybe a half a day, or maybe two two hours after you recycle and you just saved yourself a heck of a lot of time.
I hope this was helpful to you. The link is below you see how easy it is to post get the 15 day free trial check it out. There are various social media management programs out there. I like this one because of how simple it is to use, and it will just post everything for you all at once. I like the fact that they’re getting ready to add Instagram, I know that’s a big deal to people and sometimes the companies that have instant are charging higher prices which isn’t fair so anyway.
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I know I’ve talked about it before, but I can’t stress enough how important this one puzzle pieces to your business, I’m going to explain what it is and then I’m going to give you a resource of where you can go to get the specifics and really dig In and go step by step and start your email marketing part of your business email marketing is, let’s say, for example, you went online and you’re googling vitamins and one of the places that you goes they they give you all the details about how good their vitamins Are and then they offer you a guide of why vitamins are important and you’re like well.
I really want that and it’s free, so you give them your email and you get that free ebook or that free checklist or that free guide you just bought in to their email marketing list. You just subscribe to their list. Now, anytime, you get an email from that company. They’ll continue to give you more information, continue to try to sell you more products, but, most importantly, they will also give you the opportunity to unsubscribe to the list so you’re.
Never on those lists against your will. You always have an opportunity to get off of them, but the important thing is: why do you need an email marketing list? Let’s say: you’re building your business on Facebook and you have built this huge following 30,000 people, we’re just going to say it’s huge, really successful and you’re like I, you know I don’t need to go out and get on other platforms. This is for me.
What happens if Facebook shuts down they own that platform? You do not own those customers, but if you had been collecting their emails and keeping them off to the side on an email list for email marketing, then you still have that list of 30,000 customers and it’s okay. Facebook shuts down, you can just start continue to communicate with that list of customers through email and that’s why it is so so important because you don’t own the social media platforms you’re just using them.
So I can’t stress that enough of how important that is – and if you don’t really want to sell things through your list, you don’t have to you – can give provide your your met, your people with information and continue to educate them and continue to build a good Relationship but typically they expect you to offer them things, because you have become the expert in your field and they want you to go, find those things that are going to help them in that area.
Just like vitamins, if you find another company that has better vitamins, maybe in a certain area you’re going to share that information and they’re going to trust you because they’ve been on your email list and they know you they like you and they trust you. So therefore they will buy from you alright. In a nutshell, what is email marketing or how do you collect emails whenever you are posting? Let me get my pointer here whenever you’re posting on your social media platform.
This is where you’re driving traffic into a landing page, which it’s typically on a funnel. I’ve talked about that before I can put a link below for you. Four click funnels. They have one of the best funnel programs around. You can drive them to your website if you want, but you have to drive them someplace to your storefront per se or to a landing page, and it’s on that page that you ask them for their name.
And then you ask them for their email address and then you tell them. Thank you. You send them that free thing that you promised them and you say thank you. It’s that simple two steps and you can drive people in from Facebook. Instagram YouTube Twitter Pinterest. Wherever you want now people that have been around for a while, you will see them on several different platforms, because they’ve had time to build up one platform at a time.
If you are brand new pick one platform and stick to it, and I know it’s so tempting to go out there and say well wait a minute. I want to build up my numbers that credibility and those numbers will come with time. Just hang in there keep building up that one platform and then once you’re solidified on that platform, you can start another one, alright. Now what happens now that you have this email list so here I have all these names on my email list.
Let’s say I have 2,000 names. What do I do with them? Well, I can start out by giving them an email sequence of maybe five different emails. You know every day in a row and and just help them to get to know me and that’s called kind of like the honeymoon period. If that makes sense, and then from there I might do broadcast, I personally do broadcast twice a week. I do them on Tuesdays and Thursdays and I just sit down – and I write out maybe two to four at a time and I schedule them and then they’re ready to go out to my email list.
In the beginning, my email people they are on a sequence. I think I have it at 17 days in a row and then, after that, every you know two times a week. Now, how do you learn? We know what to write or you. How do you even know how to begin in the beginning? I totally did not want to do this. I didn’t want to write emails. I didn’t really understand what it was for, or the importance of having the people’s email addresses.
As my customers, it wasn’t until I got this book. It’s called dot-com secrets by Russell Brunson, and this book has become like a Bible to my business. I it’s separated into four different sections and there’s a whole section. So 25 % of the book is about email marketing and how you can begin your sequences and write them and one of the tips Russell Brunson goes into it and he tells you how he gives you an example of what his first five are.
You know that honeymoon period I took at first I was like I don’t want to keep opening up these emails and I have to write them and then I could close them out. I wrote mine on a Word document. I just sat down and wrote them out. One after another on a Word document now the cool thing about that is, when you’re new, obviously you’re, going to write what you know three months down the road, you might think.
Oh you know I might want to change these a little bit. Well, the cool thing about having my word document is: I can see them all in one place. I can go in and update them and then copy and paste them and put them into the sequence. Now you’re saying what sequence? What are you talking about? Well, you need to have an auto responder, it kind of like the mailman. Where am I going to put my letters, who’s going to deliver them and I have a link below of an autoresponder for you.
There are tons of them out there, but just go in and look at the one below. I think I put activecampaign down there. I just picked one um going. I think they have like a 30-day free trial and you can go in and look at it and start using it see how it works. There’s all kinds of and tutorials on there and one of the neat things about active campaign is you can even redirect your email respondents? So let’s say you go to sell something in your twenty third email and somebody buys it well.
You can kick them off into a different group that these are people who are serious about wanting to do business and they buy things, and they really want to. You know learn the skills they need for their business, so I’m going to send them more detailed emails than these people over here, where I don’t even know, if they’re really interested or not so you can start putting rules in there and flowing them off into different Directions it can get complicated but start out simple.
Just keep it simple. Just like anything else when you learn it just give yourself grace to learn and keep it simple. Do what you know to do what’s going to help you get through and then, as you understand it, then you start adding more steps and getting you know crazy with it all right so below. Don’t forget, there’s a the.Com secrets book. There’s a link down there. You can get this book for free and there is algae pie as the shipping.
That’s it Russell Brunson wrote the book and he gives it away for free. You pay the shipping and then you have it, and I promise you. It is a book that you will use, it is relevant in your business and it doesn’t matter what business you’re in if you’re interested in collecting emails, email marketing, then you definitely want to read that section of this book. He lays it out, for you really well.
I’ve also put a link down there for the autoresponder active campaign, and then I put a link down there for click. Funnels click funnels also has a two-week period as well. So you can check out all three things for free, see that and see if they’re right for you, if they’re not then go google and find other things and find out what the right tools are for you not everybody’s the same. Thank you for coming today.
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What exactly is that social media management is a tool that you use to schedule your posts on your social media profiles ahead of time, one of the things when you start at your new business. You have this list of all these things that you need to do. There’s this, I always say, there’s all these pieces of a puzzle and you need to put them together and every person needs to figure out what works best for them like.
How am I going to schedule my time, one of the things when you’re scheduling, instead of looking at every day, I need to do ABCD and E to start looking at chunking your time. So once you understand what those puzzle pieces are, then you can start chunking that information you’re not really going to know all of that in the beginning, and just all you just keep learning all those pieces if that makes sense, but one of the things you’re doing Is posting whether you’re posting making YouTube articles because you want to promote your business with search engine, optimization or you’re? Doing your business using social media? There’s two different kinds of marketing: this buffer is for people, that market went social media, so you’re marketing on Facebook or Instagram Twitter.
Those different things that you’re looking for engagement, okay and maybe you’re bored, maybe you’re posting ads or things like that. So buffer is a system where you can go in and schedule ahead of time, so I’m going to Chuck my posting, so I might take one day every month and let’s say I want to post four times a week in my Facebook on my Facebook. Maybe I want to post five times on Instagram or daily or whatever it is.
You can go in and post for the entire month and just sit there in one day and knock it out. Now you might say: well that’s a lot. That’s like nine post day! Well, you can use the same post for your Facebook as you do Instagram, and that’s what you’re going to see what’s really cool about buffer, you can kind of go to different platforms in one one push of a button and that’s what I love about this one.
All right, so, let’s look at some. The first thing I want to jump into. I know everybody first thing they want to know is well how much does it cost, because, especially when you’re new you’re, always pinching, pen and you’re, always looking for that way to make money online and not spend any money? But I want to tell you – and we all fought that way in the beginning and then the more you dig in you find out.
Yes, you do have to spend money who need certain tools for your business and that’s why I wanted to do this series on different social media platforms or tools, because I want you to really research and pick the one that’s best for you and they’re all different. So I’m not doing a tutorial, we’re not going in and I’m not showing you how to use it, because every single tool, every single one of these platforms, that I’ve been sharing they go in and they’ll, give you a tutorial and teach you how to do it And most of them give you a 30-day free trial or two week free trial, so you can go in and and do it for free.
I do have a playlist that I am creating. The link is below where I have all of these different social media tools, management tools that I’ve been reviewing they’re all there. So if you like, what you see – and you want to look at other ones – then hit the playlist link below, doesn’t cost you anything just go down there and look and see what else is out there and again I don’t have everything on the planet down there.
I’r just building this and as I find them, I’m offering them to you, so you can see which one’s best for you, because I think understanding and getting the one that’s best, for you is the most important thing in your business without going out and wasting a Lot of money, so this one here when I went to look at the pricing it there is a free account, but I want you to look at right away. Everyone says: oh, it’s a free account.
I’r going to take that before you even do any research. I want you to decide how many platforms, how many of my platforms do. I want to schedule my posts on and then what does my schedule look like, and I want you to do that before you even start digging into these okay, and this is why look at here it says: pricing, free, okay, so it’s free for free who doesn’t Like free, but one, you can only be on three social accounts.
Now you might say. Well, you know what I’m only on two, so that works. Excellent three is not bad, that’s not even a negative, but another thing. It says one user, that’s fine to your one-man, show right now. You don’t really have anybody that you’re hiring. This, isn’t your business where you’re out posting for other people, one is perf. This is the thing you need to look at. You can only schedule 10 posts.
A month, that’s not going to do you any good, you might as well be scheduling daily because you’re going to be getting on there every other day scheduling those 9 posts that we just talked about. So I personally, if you have that information laid out, I think the pro account looks better, because here you can go on to 8 different social accounts and again you may not have a let’s stick with the two.
But if you go down, you can schedule a hundred posts, so you probably could schedule six weeks out if you’re doing nine posts a day four on Facebook, five on Instagram, you could schedule out and not add six weeks and get that knocked down. So, look at that. You want the tool to help you, you don’t want it to become frustrating and one more thing that you have to read. So what you do is you post out for six months and then put on your calendar? Okay, I need to do this again.
Another chunk of time this day, I’m going to dedicate to it six weeks from now, and that’s all I’m going to do all days, get my posts on there now something that buffer does. That, I think, is another big big plus is they are known for their queue and you’re like well? What does that mean? They have a queue where you can keep all of your posts and you can recycle them again, so that is a plus some of these social media platforms do not allow you to do that.
There’s some different. You know situations so you got to read for that kind of stuff, but this one does you’re able to do that. Now. Here’s a picture. I told you, it was like a button that you just hit. Well, you could say: look I’m on Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn, and I want to post this one thing on the all three account. So you make your posts down here and then you go. Okay, click! Click! Click! I want to put it on all three of them and then down at the bottom.
You schedule it on this certain day. Now, typically, if most of your followers probably aren’t on all of your accounts, but if you’re somebody that maybe a lot of your followers are, then that might not be something that you want to do is post the same thing. Three times you got ta, you know pay attention to your audience, but a lot of people tell me you know what I don’t have the same people following me on Twitter as I do Instagram it’s two different groups of people, and so, if that’s true, then just Click it and put the same post, but look how easy that is, and then it goes into a queue like a list where it saves it, and you can go back in and recycle it now.
You might say. Well how often should I recycle my posts? I from what I’ve read you want to take recycle every two to three months. So if you have three months worth the posts, just go back in and recycle them again, and maybe you can mix them up and maybe add some new stuff. So this isn’t something you’re going to constantly be doing so then, when you go back to that chunk of time where you say today is posting scheduling day, it gets easier and easier because you’re just adding in some fresh information and recycle information and recycling, some old Information, so that’s where this online business stuff starts to get easier, because a lot of the foundational work that you have to do is in place and ready for you to keep using it.
So I just wanted to give you that one little tip all right. Here’s an example of how you schedule you can go in and say these are the exact times that I want to schedule and on the exact days, and you can go in there and change it up like I said you might look at your analytics and it Might say you know nobody is looking at your stuff on Sundays, nobody’s even clicking it. Well, maybe you won’t post on Sunday after that, or maybe only post once that day, just to keep your posts going and fresh.
So those are things to look at now. I’r going to show you the pros and the cons and remember I have been going over some other already. So let’s talk about the pros and the cons of using buffer a pro, it’s very easy and simple to follow. Once you go in there, you can use that free account and, like I said, if you’re serious, you already know, you’ve gone in and used the trial account. You know this is what you want.
I highly recommend you move up to that that next account for $ 15 a month and it’s very good with scheduling. You can do it throughout the week and you can adjust each schedule for every day. So you don’t have to go in and say and every single day I’m doing the same thing. You can change it up here and there and it has very limited analytics but it’ll be enough. Remember buffer is not a one-stop shop like sprout social sprout where sprout social, sprout social is a one-stop shop and it does everything it gives you like who’s following you, what kind of engagement I mean it really goes into detail if you’re only looking for a place To post to get that one job chunked and you know off your plate every day, then this would be a good, simple format.
So you have to think about your needs. Another nice thing you can use different extensions that will make buffering even easier chrome has different extensions that help with some of these social media platforms and buffer allows you to use those extensions. Now I added a few other things. Some of the social media like which one was it HootSuite, does not allow you to use shortened links for your posts.
Sometimes people like to use a shortened link and then they like to track it on their own, maybe through pretty links or something like that off their website. And again, if you don’t know about all that, but if you’re into tracking this one will allow you to use outside shortened link programs where HootSuite will not allow you, they want everything to stay internal. So if that’s important to you, that’s a plus, it does have a queue where at list Q means list where you can keep all of your posts.
So you can recycle. So that’s a plus, and you can also go in and repost or retweet Twitter as retweets is like a repost. You can do that on Twitter as well as of today on here now. There could be more features that are at it beyond what I’m talking about today, but those are some things in a nutshell. Now, let’s go down to the cons, the analytics are very simple and that to me it’s not really a negative, but if you’re really looking for some in-depth analytical stuff, then this program is probably not for you again and I just talked to just said it a Moment ago, it’s not like an all-encompassing one-stop shop for all your social media stuff, it’s think of it think of buffer more as a scheduler to save me, the time and hassle that I don’t have to go into every Platt form every morning and do all my Scheduling for the day, I can do it at the beginning of the month and knock it out for all my platforms and then just do it one once a month and chunk it.
Okay, so there’s buffer down below, like I said, I have a link for a playlist. I have a link to goes to buffer. I do not have an affiliate account to that. I’r just trying to give you some help. You with your research. There is a guide to earning income online down there if you’re, if you’re, looking at this and you’re like wow, I don’t even have a business online, never thought about that, but I’d love to post all over the place.
Well, you can. This is something a tool you would use for your business to help you there. So god, you know, there’s a free guide there to give you some information and, of course, subscribe subscribe to my blog I post every day, and I want to thank you for making it this far and reading the article. I hope it was helpful. Give me thumbs up if it was or comment. If you have any questions, if you have information, add I love when people read it, who might be an expert with buffer? I’r not an expert.
I just did some research to give to you, but if you are an expert, you have more information. Add by all means. Do it that does not bother me because again, I don’t know everything and I know a little bit of everything how’s that not a lot about one thing: alright, so there you go again. Thank you for reading and I’ll see you on the next article.
Doesn’t it just gives you an opportunity to compare the two systems, but today we’re only going to go over get stencil um. Basically, it’s a simple image creation tool for social media marketers now you might say, but I’m not a social media marketer.
I just want something to create my graphics when I post on Facebook, or when I post on Instagram or Pinterest, I I’m not really a marketer, but I have fun creating images and I’d like to look at the tool. This is for you as well now what I’m going to start out with today, I’m going to show you the pricing and then we’re going to go over the free review of the free product. Okay, because, in my opinion, I don’t care if you even know how to use something, you should always start with the free product before you put money out and make sure it’s what you want.
So let’s go over the pricing. Basically, you can see here I’m going to move this up a little bit free is over here on the left, and then you have your pro and then your unlimited any time. This is why I like to start out with free, because if I start out with the free product and then I know, I really am going to use it, and I want to upgrade – I always go with the annual fee because you save money that way.
If you go monthly you’re going to pay a little bit more, but that’s the way to go if you’re not sure, but I think you would be able to decide once you use it for free. But let’s go down a little bit. We’re going to go in the free account today, where you can only save ten images a month, so it absolutely is just a test product because, if you’re not in social media, marketing and you’re, just using it for fun, ten might be enough.
But definitely if you’re in social media marketing you’re wanted you’re going to want to be able to do 50 a month, which is a good. Almost two images per month, you’re limited to the photos, which is not a big deal because there’s so many in there you’re limited to icons but again, there’s a lot in there and I’ll show you all this. You can upload up to 50 images and over here you’re going to have you can upload as many as you want and you can create 10km since we’re going to go over that you can keep favourites and you can do ten Instagram posts per month.
So over here everything’s a little bit, you have more that you can do once you start paying for it. You have fonts that you can bring in watermarks logos, font uploads, which is I’ll go over, that a premium support a lot of programs. Do that if you have a pay more for a monthly fee, you’re going to get your support a lot faster? That’s just common! With most software tools, you can create up to 25 collections, keep up to 100 favorites and 25 Instagram posts per month, so okay, so that doesn’t mean anything until we get in there.
But I just wanted to show you that I’m getting I’m showing you the free program right now as opposed to the paid one. So when you log in you’re, going to go to get stencil calm and exactly like it sounds get stencil calm, it’s going to come in and it’s going to say you have ten images for the month. I already used one because I just wanted to review it. A little bit before we did this article, and this is what you’ll see you’re going to see some photos over here to the side and in the center.
This is the area where, when I move a photo over, this is where I’m going to do my work. Where I’m going to create my graphic image that I want to create – and over here you have different features right here – is your selection of photos that you can use now. If I open this up where the drop-down arrow is, I can get photos in different areas. I have nature up right now, but you can get patterns, people space and, as you can see, there’s a lot of choices here.
So even though it’s free, I’m just starting out, there’s plenty here that you can pull from okay. So that’s your feature! Your photos go to the next one, and this is templates, so you can even upload a template, that’s already there and maybe change the font. So let me show you as an example: there is a template, it’s going to load it over there. Unless you know this, one is not available, see they’re always going to be trying to get you to go up, so we’re just going to cancel we’re not going to upload.
But what happens is that template would show up and you could change the the quote or the message in the center. Okay, let’s go down a little bit further, there’s featured quotes, I’m going to go back to the top, I’m going to just kind of create as we go, but let’s go ahead and put a photo. Let’s use. Let’s see this one looks nice with the beach, so I’m going to put a photo. I just clicked it and there it is.
I have my photo that I’m going to use for the background. Well now I’m going to go down here to quotes. I can take one of these quotes that are here and click it and it automatically puts it on there. Now these are the featured quotes. If I go in, I could get a business quote. Friendship: let’s look at some business quotes, let’s assume you’re into social media, marketing, time, energy and focus. These are the resources at your disposal every each and every day ideas are like rabbits, you get a couple, learn how to handle them and pretty soon you have a dozen.
So obviously I don’t really have a business picture here. So let me see I’m going to do a quote that might have to do with motivation. Let’s see if there’s anything or inspiration, let’s look for an inspirational quote, I’m kind of inspired. When I look at that here, you go be present in all things and thankful for all things. So, let’s put that there, but there it goes. My quote, went right up there.
I have the person that said the quote. We always want to give credit where credit is due. Now, I’m not going to change anything just yet. I just want you to see that I can put that quote there now. If I keep going, I have an upload button where there’s a little cloud and earlier I just played around, and I found a couple of background images that I thought would look cute with quotes on them. I can upload those here and I believe in the free account you had a limit of 25 uploads or something like that.
But that’s plenty if you’re just playing around getting to know it. The next one is logos and watermarks, and you do have to have an upgrade. So if you have a certain watermark, some people will make their images and will put their business name on there or their own name to kind of take credit for what they’re creating, and it is also another way if other people share it. They’re sharing it with your name on it, so it’s actually a very smart way of getting your name out there.
So definitely, if you’re interested in that, then your want to upgrade but again in the beginning, maybe not necessary, and here’s where I had played around and I saved some images. So let’s say I make this image today and it’s something that I think that I’ll keep using then I’m going to save it in my file here now. If I decide, I don’t want something like this one here. I just click it and I can delete it.
So you don’t have to keep everything there forever. Alright, let’s go back over here. We had quotes now, let’s play around with what we have. What can I do this right now, my font? I can click the font or the message, the the text, and I can change it and I’m going to show you the biggest thing that gets stenciled does that canva does not, and otherwise I think they’re both pretty comparable. But in my opinion this is the one thing that I always want to do and I can’t with canva but I’ll show you in a moment all right.
So I have comic sans ms. If I just hit that top arrow, I can change my fun that easily just just go up and click and there’s tons of fonts in here so again in the pro account, if you want to upgrade, you can bring your own font in so, let’s say you’re Already doing social media, you have your own WordPress, you pretty much have branded yourself with a certain font, and it’s not here. Well, you can bring your own font in and then, when you click my fonts and you’ll just upload it, and it will always be here for you, so that is one nice feature, but if you, if it doesn’t matter to you, everything is right here now, I’m Going to add, there’s a bubblegum sans.
I, like the Comic Sans, I’m going to go back to that real, quick that look pretty good. It came up that way all right now. What can I do from there? I have my text size. I can make it really. Look how big I can go. You can’t go that big with canva canva is limited. I’ve seen people make thumbnails on their YouTube articles and you’ll see that there sometimes their font is huge. Now what I’m going to have to do since I made it big and made it small again, I’m going to have to put an enter in there there to do it to two lines.
So there we go. I can just that simply change my text. I can change the line, hi see how I can separate them or make them closer. I can put a shadow in there. Read the fun read how they they start getting a little bit of a shadow. They look like 3d, oh they’re, not getting much of one on this one. For some reason. I don’t know why, okay earlier when I did it, it kind of made a shadow, it might be because there’s too many too much text there, but I can make it bold.
I can make it italic, I can underline it. I can adjust it to the center to the side and then I can change the text color here now right now, it’s black black works. It’s fine, but let’s say I want to change it to red and it’s that simple go back to black outline. This is what lets I’m going to change the text color and I’m going to make it let’s say: yellow well, maybe not, let’s go yellow now read you can hardly see that.
Well now I can outline it in black now. Look at that, how how much it pops that’s something you cannot do on canva if the person that introduced this program to me was pointing that out, because I saw one of their graphics and I thought oh, how did you do that, and that is pretty cool? How you can outline your text and then you can change your background color. If you want I’m going to leave the background the way it is now here, you can move things forward or you can move them back like right now.
My text is in the front, but when you’re starting to do like multiple layers and things, you can move things to the foreground and to the background, and things like that now I can duplicate this. If I want now, I’m finished with that part now, if I click again, I will get rid of that box now notice here, I’m inside of the text box. Okay. So if I click out that text box with all my features goes away now, I’m going to click on the graphic the photo and now I have filters and things I can add.
I can make it black and white, I can change it, and so I have lots of choices of how I can change that filter. I can make it blurry in the back. You know some people kind of blur the back out, see that and you can make it transparent, so lots of lots of different features on your background as well, you can lighten it, you can darken it. We can go back up here to the you know, so you can see there’s a color overlay if you want to put a color over it and you can choose over here.
So you can get a pretty fancy with this. You can make it horizontal vertical and if you want to upload a different background, you can upload right from here and then here you can make a resizable image. So why would I want to change my image? Well, maybe you don’t want the image to be the whole background. Maybe you just want it to be down like that, so you can play around and get really really creative.
With this, when you’re finished, you can save it now, that’s not something I would save. To be honest, I was just showing you what it did. I didn’t want to sit here and get creative but, like I said, my favorite feature is outlining the font and the fact that the font can be any size that I want. I really like that feature, so they have saved the image and I’ll notice. I’r down to 8, so I can only do 10 a month if I go with the free feature, but if you’re just looking at it to see, if it’s something you want, you can create 10 images and see how you like working it.
If it’s, if you’re using canva or a different program, you can kind of compare now what I’m going to do is download it and you can download it as a JPEG. You can ask for different dimensions. You can print it or just digital standard or maximum. Okay. So I’m going to cross that off and then here you have preview and share, you can preview it on a mobile preview. That’s what it looks like and that’s a desktop preview.
Now this is what’s cool too. What I really like about this is: you can hit Twitter over here and they’re going to resize it for Twitter. If you want to use it for Pinterest, see it resizes for there and then you can go ahead and post to your Pinterest account and go ahead and put it in here. You can pick the board. You want to put it on and post it directly, which is kind of cool. So if you are using Pinterest, I would highly recommend using this and again this one’s to Instagram.
The next one goes to buffer and then the last one is just share your image directly. So you have your own link. If you want to share it someplace else, so you have Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and buffer. Alright. So there you go back to the pricing. I just wanted to show you: I have a link below if you want to check it out. It’s get stencil com, just in case you didn’t catch that and then, if you don’t want to do your own social media graphics, you can always hire it out to a freelancer.
Who can do it for you, I put a link below that. It says, hire a freelancer and just go to that site it’s and find somebody that can do it for you. A lot of people will hire social media managers. You don’t have to do it yourself. You really need to be looking at your business and figuring out what are the things that I’m going to do and what are the things that I want somebody else to do: you’re going to get to the point where you can’t do it all yourself, you’re going To find that you’re sitting on your computer 12 hours a day and not getting anything done so just gradually start deciding.
What can I hire out? What can I outsource and what can I do myself and that’s kind of what I do if it’s something I don’t like to do or I don’t feel comfortable doing then I outsource it and typically, if I enjoy doing it, I do it myself. So that’s kind of the the way I do it at this point, my business all right. I hope that was helpful. I did not put my little article up here today because I wanted you to see everything and not block anything, but thank you for coming and reading my article today.
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So, who is this article for this article is for anybody that wants to be an entrepreneur and start a business online so that other people can see that product that you have to give it’s all it can be for new businesses.
Maybe you’ve never done anything or maybe you’re already established. Maybe you already have an established business on your Facebook, blog or Facebook group, or maybe on Instagram and you’re ready to do something different. This is for you one more thing. I it’s only for people who want to take it seriously if you just want to play around you’re, not really sure you can’t come on here and make a article here and there and think it’s going to take off.
So, if you’re ready to make a commitment and you’re ready to really provide some content to grow your business, then you’re in the right place. Let me ask you a question: what, if you could get thousands or millions of people in front of your business? What would that do for your business, thousands or millions? You can do that on YouTube. You have seen some blogs that have literally 1 2 million followers.
Now imagine getting your content out there and have that many people reading you and seeing the content that you’re providing that has to go with your business. It is a numbers game if you’ve already been around. You know that so the more people, the more traffic that you have, the more people that have their eyes on you, the more growth that you’ll have and the more chances that you will have and being successful and selling through your blog, and that happens through the Links below we’re not going to talk exactly how to monetize YouTube in this one, but I’m going to tell you why you want to use YouTube to grow your business now before we start, I wouldn’t tell you explain to you how YouTube is different than other forms Of marketing, basically there’s two forms of marketing: one is called interrupt, based marketing, and then you have search based, think of interrupt based when you are reading TV and you’re reading your favorite show and then all of a sudden all these commercials come flying at you.
Ok and you’re, like I didn’t ask for that, I don’t really care about Gillette. I don’t shave my beard and I don’t really care, but there’s all kinds of commercials popping on. I didn’t ask for them to be there. They were there. They were interrupting. What I was doing it happens on Facebook, it happens in Instagram, you’re scrolling down going through your newsfeed and Facebook and all of a sudden, all these commercials and ads or ads are popping up, and you didn’t ask for those, and you probably prefer them not to Be there and isn’t it uncanny how they’re usually ads the things that you’ve been searching for, so there is no privacy on Facebook or online if you hadn’t known that, so how is YouTube different? Well, YouTube people are searching for you, they’re saying you know what I want to learn more about health, and fitness and vanessa has a blog she’s, providing recipes every day that that are healthy and nutritious, and I want to follow her and that’s what how people find You they come to you, you don’t come to them.
Now, it’s a little bit more complicated than that. You have to have certain ste search words and things like that. So write this down, that you want to do a little bit of cert research and search engine. Optimization but for today we’re not going to talk in detail about that, but that you definitely need to know a few things like that. But let’s just talk about why you want to be on this platform, all right so number one is: it will help your business grow.
I mean it’s that simple, but you have to be very consistent when you start making YouTube articles you want to make them on a consistent basis and honestly, in the beginning, the more you make the better because you’re just telling YouTube that you know I’m really serious About growing my blog and if you do want a week in the beginning, it’s just going to take that much longer for them to see that you’re serious, because if you did one a week in a year, that’s only 52.
If you do one every day in a year, that’s 365, you have to decide what your goal is. My personal goal has been to make 400 articles in a row and then I’m going to back it down, but I want YouTube to see that I am serious about growing my business and that has been my goal and I think I’m pushing 200 something. As of this article, but I still have a ways to go, but that’s my goal and I know I need to be consistent.
You also need to learn about engine optimization. You might say I’ve got this really good idea about making articles. Maybe you want to teach people how to paint. I would think that would be a good article or a good series, but I don’t know I don’t paint I’m not in that field, but maybe you want to start selling art lessons or something in a digital course, and so your articles have to do with tips And things about art, but maybe there aren’t a lot of people out there that want to learn that and maybe you’re finding that that’s not something that that’s going to be popular.
There are ways: there’s software out there, there’s tools out there that will help. You take your idea and research it and, before you start making articles and building a business from the ground up make sure it’s something that people are searching for. That’s the secret. You don’t tell people what they want, they tell you what they want and then you go. Ah lots of people want to learn how to train dogs.
I’r going to start making articles about that because that’s something that’s being searched. Okay and then maybe you’ll start a Shopify store, selling dog equipment, bowls and leashes, and things like that. Those are just ideas, I’m throwing out there and you want to provide content. Okay, when you’re making the articles you’re just not making willy-nilly different articles, they all have to be cohesive and about the niche that you’ve chosen all right.
So you’re letting YouTube know that you’re, serious and once YouTube knows that you’re serious. They will reward you they want. You to be successful because they can start putting ads on your articles once you’re able to monetize. There are certain mile markers you have to meet before you can monetize anymore and I’m not going to share those because I’m sure they’ll change over time. But if you can monetize and you’re providing content, then you’re providing YouTube a platform where they can put ads it’s a win-win situation for everybody, all right number: two: why do you want to use YouTube? It builds trust with your audience.
If they see you and see your face every single day or four times a week, they get to know you. You know yourself how many stars or people do you read on TV or do you read on YouTube and you feel like you know them, because you get to see them all the time, so you building trust and you’re there consistently in front of them. Now you might say: well, okay, I’m sold I’m going to do it, but I’m afraid I’m really afraid of making a article.
I’r afraid I’m going to look stupid. I don’t know how to do it, everybody’s afraid. In the beginning, everybody, we probably all look kind of silly in the beginning, because we’re not really sure what we’re doing and, as the time goes on, you just keep getting better and better and better. And I think the neat thing is about having your sucky articles. In the beginning is eventually I’ve seen people do it that have been around for 10 years and they’ll go and you look at them and you go man they’re out there on the stage and all kinds of things and then they’ll show you a article of when They first start and you’re like oh my gosh, I’m not that bad.
So just know everybody starts from nothing. My first article I made I made it on Facebook. I was scared to death and what I did just to practice get in front of the camera, and you might do this at first maybe get on Facebook, and I did a how-to article cuz. It’s easy to show people how to do something that you already know how to do and what I did actually now that I look back. It was really fun, but I did a how-to article on how to make fire starters and what we do is we take egg cartons.
We fill them up with sawdust my husband’s in construction, and then you melt wax my mom loves to go to yard sale. She, and I said just go, find me some old candles, so that’s one of her little things that she does and I just melt them down, and I did it right there on the article and I was surprised how many people enjoyed it and I had a Lot of views now that wasn’t so bad, but then I was in a group a course that I was taken and one of the challenges was to be personal.
To share a personal story. Well, I thought I was going to die sharing the story because it’s just when you have to start talking about yourself. It is a little bit different and my heart was racing out of my chest. I had everything written down word for word. Actually, I had it right on my computer and what I do now is just make bullet points, because I don’t want you to see me reading. That’s not what this is all about, but in that particular day that it was my first time I had everything written down, I’m sitting there scrolling and reading and before I sat down I’m just going to be honest with you, I had to go.
Take a drink, a shot of whiskey i-i. Don’t typically do that very often, but I was like I think it was like two o’clock in the afternoon, but I was like oh my gosh and, and I I just I could not get through it, but once I did it, this is the key once I Did it – and I saw that nobody sent me bad things, a lot of my friends who loved me. You know they’re going to say everything. Nice anyway said you did such a great job and the funny thing that happened.
I started doing articles after that and again it just became easier and easier and easier, and it’s funny my mother’s in her 80s and she has a cell phone, and you know how, when you read one article from someone, if you don’t know how to get out Of that article off that person’s page, every article they make will keep coming up. Well, I think about this time I had made that role and they’re on Facebook.
My mom calls me she goes. I had my phone on today and you just kept popping up one after another. She goes all day long and I’m thinking, oh, my gosh, so my I think it’s kind of funny, so my mother became my best fan, so it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, and you know what people love you they love you just the Way they are, and and if somebody’s going to be mean and tell you you suck, then you don’t really need them to be your friend.
After all, do you so it just keeps getting better. It really does, and it just keeps getting easier and and today you’re reading this and two years from now, you’re going to go man that article is bad, so it just you just keep getting better. It’s like anything that you do another thing number three: why do you need to put your business on YouTube? Is you can build your fanbase you’re, actually building numbers you want to get hundreds and hundreds of thousands.
I am have an influencer that I follow and I’m saying just less than a year ago I was following her and she was around oh, my gosh, maybe three hundred thousand followers and already she’s up to like a million. I mean it just it just tripled and she said the funny thing is once you get a momentum going you you just keep getting more and more subscribers in the beginning, it is like pulling teeth. It’s really hard because you’re brand new, nobody knows who you are YouTube is reading.
They want to make sure you’re serious, so they’re not going to throw to you out there too much. So it takes time in the beginning, but once you build that fanbase people will start clicking your links down there in the description. That’s where sales happen down in there or you take them to a landing page in those descriptions or you’re, giving them free things to get their email address. So there’s a whole process, like I said through there, okay, so number four.
I want to emphasize to you that making a YouTube blog and providing content in your youtubes, nothing bad is going to happen. There isn’t anything bad that can happen. Think about it. Usually, when I start out on a new endeavor, I always think. What’s the worst thing, that’s going to happen, I do that. Even I remember when I was younger. Even if I was going to speak, I would think. Okay, what’s the worst thing, that’s going to happen well, you’re going to get a ticket and I’d say: okay, I’m willing to pay a ticket cuz, I’m really not hurry to get to where I’m going and I’m willing to pay the price.
So with YouTube, though, there is no price to pay. The only thing you’re going to lose is some time but you’ve in that time. This is the thing you’re not really losing anything, because your communication skills will get better. Even if you stop the blog and you decide this isn’t for you, you have grown as a person you’re better in front of an audience. You have better communication skills, you’ve learned how to make articles, and maybe you started getting fancy and adding things in there.
So you’re only going to get better, there’s, nothing, bad, that’s going to happen and the process of making a article is actually simple, but the longevity of it is hard. So I want to explain that in this way, what if you were to run a marathon running step by step right is not hard. It’s a simple process just to run now, whether or not your body can last very long. That’s different same thing with the article.
It’s not hard to make a article. I actually have a little camera on my laptop. I think I paid $ 60 for it, I’m not using the internal camera because it wasn’t that good of quality, and I have a microphone that I bought Yeti. So there you go, I think that was a hundred, so maybe one hundred and fifty dollars. I have two pieces of equipment and that’s it a lot of people just use their their phone. I don’t have a high quality phone.
I have an iPhone, but I’ve got an older one, but there are times that I’ve used it. I might be outside or something and I’ll just do a article like that. But the point is that part’s easy, that’s the easy part. The process what’s hard is the persistence and the consistent consistency and hanging in there. There are days that you might say why am I doing this? There’s I’m not getting that many subscribers, I’m I’m not getting that many views.
I just want to sit down and cry. I mean there’s days that you feel like that, like you, you feel like it’s um, just no results and that’s where a lot of people will quit and that’s why you don’t see that many people that are successful, because when you start doing it you’ll see it’s. It’s time, there’s things that you have to do to build your business. You’ve got to build that foundation, especially in passive income.
You’ve got to put those systems in place. That will be there forever. That can keep making you money, and one of them is articles. Youtube articles are evergreen, they never disappear. So that’s a little tag in there for passive income. They don’t go away. I could make a article ten years ago and if, if the right keywords are in there and somebody searches for and it pops up, then it’s still there where, if you’re on Facebook or Instagram they disappear, they’re gone.
So that’s the difference there forever or gone okay. So those are the reasons that you want to stick with YouTube. And again I want to emphasize to you that’s staying consistent with your content and with your articles is what helps your success YouTube wants you to be successful because YouTube benefits. Remember YouTube is selling ads to people. You know there’s little ads that you always want to skip at the beginning of the article.
Even if somebody just clicks it they get money for that and it probably not a lot. I’r not monetized. Yet I will be, but they the longer people read those articles, they get more money and and people get very strategic and where they put those ads those little article ads and they the a person advertised benefits because they get to put their ad in front of Millions of people, if you have a huge audience, YouTube benefits because they’re getting that money and you’re providing the platform they don’t have to even provide one and all the people out there, making articles and blogs that’s where they put those ads.
So that’s a win-win-win situation and you get a little bit of money from YouTube for monetizing, so everybody wins, but you have to let YouTube know that you’re serious and by being consistent and sticking it out and providing that content lets them know. So what I suggest for you is get started on your blog. I have this in a article, a series, YouTube growth and I will continue to put YouTube articles articles in there that will help you with your growth, so be sure to click that link and again, if there’s not a lot in there, when you click it just Go back and keep looking because I will consistently keep putting articles in the playlist until then I’ll see you on the next article and thank you for reading.
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