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RP And A.D.D.

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Downline builderFor anyone that doesn’t know I have RP, Retinitis Pigmentoas, an eye condition that has taken just about all of my peripheral vision so that I only see about 3 degrees field of vision where normal is 180 degrees. I tell people that I will see a pencil across the room and trip over an elephant walking over to pick it up.

My wife has ADD which we know makes a person kind of like someone watching TV and someone else having the remote and keeps changing the channels all the time. It’s very interesting living with a person with ADD to say the least.Continue reading RP And A.D.D.

5 Traffic Worthy Tests

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Host and ProfitThis past Saturday I attended a great webinar put on by Janet and Don Legere the owners of Contact List Builder. This is a webinar that is put on by them every Saturday morning at 12:00 PM EST. Don always has some great words of wisdom about how you can change the way things look by changing the way you look at things. Then Janet will do some training on different things that will help you build your business or sometimes they have a special guest which was the case the past Saturday. That guest was Matthew Graves who is the owner of several traffic exchanges and safelists.

Matthew talked about the two things you must have to build your list and thereby build your business. He said you have to have Traffic and Conversions. Of these two things he said that conversions were the most important to have because if you have conversions it is easy to get more traffic even if you must purchase it. He then went on to explain the 5 traffic worthy tests that your sales page or lead capture page must pass.

1. Is your website or lead capture page the same as many others that are being promoted by everyone else?

If you are promoting the same pages that are provided by your program as are most of the other people then people will stop paying attention to them and even when they do look at them it can be any one of the other people’s pages. You need to create a new page or at least do something to the page that will make it stand out from all the rest. You should have your picture on the page as you are always wanting to brand yourself and get yourself known. You can use a splash page builder such as adKreator to make splash and squeeze pages. You can go to wordpress.com and create a blog and build your pages on there. Or better yet you can host your own wordpress blog and host all your pages. At Contact List Builder we teach you how to do all this.

2. Does your page grab the viewers attention?

What you must do is to interrupt the person from what they are doing, such as if they are surfing traffic exchanges or clicking to earn credits for safelists you must do something that grabs their attention. You must put the benefit first on the page, in other words how what you have to offer is going to benefit them. You must do something that will draw the viewers attention from what they were doing. It could be a video or some picture that is going to grab their attention. But your page should be simple also not a lot of clutter to distract them.

3. Interest test.

Does your page communicate the one thing which is most likely to create interest? You want to create your page so it will appeal to your “ideal” customer. For this you have to know your customer. You must get into your customers head and join in the conversation that is already going on in that person’s head. You have to figure out what is the problem that they have and that they want to get rid of. Or some kind of results that your customer wants and how you can help them achieve them. You have to point out the benefits you can provide them and how you can help them with what they are wanting.

4. Does your page have a clear call to action?

All your processes should lead to a clear call to action. If you want them to subscribe to you list you should tell them to fill out the form and click the subscribe button. You can use video to tell them what you want them to do. You can use arrows to point to what you want them to do or have a big button for them to click but you must tell them what you want them to do.

5. Do you have a tracking system?

You must know what’s going on with your page, how many people have visited the page and how many people have filled out the form or clicked the button. You need to know how your traffic is getting there and what they are doing after they get there. Are they leaving the page without signing up? Then you need to change your page. If you’re not tracking you traffic and conversions then your are just wasting your time. One good tracking system is trck.me it’s very easy to use and it doesn’t cost that much.

There you have the 5 traffic worthy tests that you should do to all your lead capture pages and sales pages. Please share you comments or questions below. And while you’re here why not signup for my mailing list to get updates to this blog.

Firewalking My Experience.

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firewalkOn the webinar Saturday with Janet and Don Legere from Contact List Builder Janet was talking about a positive mental attitude and mentioned that she wanted to do a firewalk one day. Well I did a firewalk a while back so thought I would write about my experience.

This happened as I said some years back when I belonged to this online company which has since gone out of business, now that’s another story. In this company you could buy something like shares in the company that then you were to earn from those shares. The person that owned this company decided to put on this program for all the people that had purchased shares as a kind of learning experience and to get the ball rolling on getting the company going.

It was going to be a big event with the firewalk and then he had Jim Rohn, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Les Brown, and several other speakers. It was going to be a big event that was out in California. And with so many shares, the event including your hotel was paid for, and all you had to do was get there. It was back when it didn’t cost so much to fly and so I decided to go.

The first event was on a Friday afternoon and then that evening was going to be the firewalk. Well I didn’t plan to do the firewalk but wanted to go along just to see what would happen. We all loaded up on buses and were taken to a baseball field where there were several baseball fields all at one place. There were a couple of games going on but there were at least two that were dark. As we all walked to this one area that had a bunch of chairs setup. We walked past one of the dark fields which had a big bonfire going in the middle of it. The bonfire was about 10 feet around and 10 feet tall and you could feel the heat just walking by it.

We all were seated in this one area and Gary, the guy putting on the event, came out and started talking about what was going to happen next. On one of the other dark fields they had put up about 5 pits where the firewalk was going to take place. They were about 4 feet wide and 20 to 25 feet long. He went over how things were going to happen and kept telling us how we just had to concentrate on getting across the pit and if you really believed then all would be fine. Well I already knew that I wasn’t going to do that so I was just wishing we could get started and get this over with.

They handed out consent forms which everyone had to sign even if you weren’t planning on doing the firewalk. We all turned in the forms and it was time to go over to the field where they had built the pits. Just a little side note I have always been night blind in other words if there isn’t some form of lighting then I can’t see a thing. I also have limited field vision and do use a white cane to travel. Well we’re on the dark field and I can’t see much of anything but can make out the people and I can see that when they bring over these wheelbarrows of embers from that big bonfire they are glowing red hot.

They start putting them in the pits and I can see the glowing embers and then the fun begins. All these crazy people start walking across the pits shouting YES YES YES and some of them even go back across. Well the more I stood there and watched and seen some of the people that I thought would never do that come up and do it, the more I thought heck if these people can do this then why can’t I do it also.

I was  standing on the back side of the pits where everyone came after they had walked across the pit. Then I said to myself why should I be one of the only ones that didn’t walk and so I started to work my way around to the other side where you started across the pit. Well not being able to see that well it took me a while to make it over there and by the time I had made it people were heading back to the buses and most everyone was getting ready to go back. Most people were gone by this time and I did manage to find one of the girls that was helping do the walk and told her I was thinking about doing the firewalk but looked like it was too late as most of the other helpers were gone also.

I was thinking to myself at least I wanted to do this but now it was too late so I was kind of relieved. She said hang on and she would see if she could get some of the others to come back and help. I’m thinking well maybe I had been saved when I hear several of them coming back. Then I think to myself well at least the embers have died down a lot so it shouldn’t be that bad. So they come back and I start taking off my shoes and socks and rolling up my pant legs. I then hear the scoop in the wheelbarrow and look out and see these glowing embers being placed on the pit and they’re still glowing. So much for the cool embers part.

So I standing at the beginning of the pit and they’re telling me I can do this and to just concentrate on the other end of the pit and someone standing there who I can barely see. And then a person on each side of me takes hold of my arms and ask if I’m ready and I had to say yes and off we go me saying YES YES YES and just looking at the other end of the pit. And then it was all over everyone was coming up and hugging me and telling me what a good job. I felt really good about doing the firewalk and not burning my feet.

I was the last one to get on the bus and they all asked if I had done the firewalk and when I said yes they all applauded. That made me feel good. The rest of the weekend was great being able to listen to all those great speakers. And I had done the firewalk even though I had not planned on doing it.

Using JV Giveaway to Build a List

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List buildingThis month I decided to use a JV Giveaway event to build my list. This was brought to my attention by a member of CLB after talking to him about how he was building his list and getting signups in CLB.

This is the first time I have used a JV Giveaway to build a list. It has been an interesting experience so far. If you don’t know what a JV Giveaway is it is where a bunch of people called contributors get together and give away free products to build their email list. If you signup as a free contributor you only get to give one product away to build your list so it’s better to pay to upgrade where you get like six giveaway items. And you get text ads also to promote different programs. You also get paid from an One Time Offer if you upgrade when someone purchases it from your signup.

Also you can sponsor or co-sponsor one of these events which means you get all the people’s email addresses that signup as contributors and signup as members. When you signup as a contributor you have to agree to promote the giveaway and the more members you signup the higher on the list your giveaway products are so they get seen first. On some giveaways if you don’t promote the event then your products are set back to free and don’t really get shown.

The contributor signups has completed with over 150 people signing up so that’s not that bad. These people you’re not supposed to send email to till after the event has passed just so they know that you are there to promote the event not just get email addresses to promote stuff to. We are three days into the event and so far about 160 people have signed up as members to get free stuff. We’ll see how it goes from here.

So is a JV Giveaway a good way to build your list? It’s too early to tell yet. It seems like a lot of the contributors were from another country so we’ll see how that works out. It might take a little more to build a relationship with these people as they are signing up to get free stuff. I’ll try to follow up with another post to tell you how things have worked out.

If you have any thoughts about JV Giveaways why not share with us in the comments. I would like to know how you’ve done with these good or bad.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Ad Tracker

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Trck.meI attended another great webinar this morning put on by Janet and Don Legere. Don talked about Hawkeye and how when you change the way you look at things, then the way things look will start to change. If you want something you have to think like you already have it and then it will come to you.

Janet did training on ad tracking. Now I’ve been tracking my ads but after this morning’s training I found there was so much more I could of been doing and found out how to set up rotators which I thought were missing from this tracking site. I found out I just didn’t know how to set them up. Sure glad I attended this webinar.

Now the tracker Janet and I use it Trck.me. It’s not the only tracker out there but it’s one of the better ones I think anyway.

I’m going to take you through the setting up of a tracking link and point out some things that I learned this morning and hopefully it will help you if you are having problems.

Once you login you will want to click the links link in the left menu. On the right of that page you will see thisAdd Tracker  Here you want to click on Add Tracker.

That will bring up this

track link

 Above you want to click on I want to track hits to a link

Which brings up the below page

Name tracker

  Here is where you will give a name to your tracker and add the link that you want to track.
Now the part that I had been missing was the Add Another URL at the bottom right side. This is where you click if you want to create rotators where you can compare how two or more different URL’s are converting.

When you click next you will see this

Edit more settingHere you will see your tracking link but you want to click the Edit Advanced Setting

After clicking that link on the next page you will  see this

custom text

Here you can put in custom text to make the tracker unique and look more interesting.
A tracker would draw more attention with a word instead of a number.

Farther down the page you will see this

clicks or summissionsHere depending on which type of page it is determines what you would check. If it’s just a splash page such as on a TE then you would check the Track Clicks but if it’s a LCP you would Track From Submissions.

Once you have those things done you click the save changes button and then back to stats and your tracking url is ready to use. You can use it where ever you want to track your links which should be just about every where you have ads. A good idea is to have different tracking links for the different kinds of advertising you are doing such as safelists, Traffic Exchanges, where ever you post an ad.

If you’re looking for a good program to help you learn how to grow your online business or get one started then you should really think about joining Contact List Builder. It’s run by Janet and Don Legere who are two of the best people when it comes to helping people with an online business. So come join us and you too can be on your way to great success.