Welcome to my Home on the Web!

buying-a-green-home-welcome-matThis is a sticky post to thank you for visiting my website! (My blog is immediately below). This website is an ever-growing repository of information that will help you learn how to make money online.

In the different sections you will find tools, resources, and techniques that myself and many other Internet marketers use or have used successfully to make money online. You can find out more about who I am in the “Meet Rafael” section.

The Internet Marketing industry is very fluid and is constantly evolving, and I update this website accordingly in order to offer the latest information as it becomes available to me. A marketing strategy that works great today may not work at all six months from now, and if you keep up with this site you’ll be able to stay on top of changes that may affect your business and your income.

Learning how to make money online is not difficult, but requires focus, patience, and most of all, perseverance! Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have, and let’s make some money!

Rafael  };-)

 

 

The Anatomy of a Squeeze Page

optimizepress-150x150What elements do you use to build an effective squeeze page? For the answer to that question, we must first establish what the purpose of a squeeze page is…

A squeeze page’s purpose is one and only one: To SQUEEZE your prospect’s email address from him/her, so you can then follow up with them using your sales autoresponder messages.

That is why your squeeze page has to be very short and to the point, containing only a hint of information about your offer, and used in such a way as to stimulate your prospect’s curiosity.

Also, it is customary to give away something for free to the prospect in exchange for his/her email address. The usual thing you will find that people give away is access to an information webinar or a free report, (that’s what I do).

One thing you definitely want to do is craft the copy of your squeeze page featuring the main points of your offer’s USP, or Unique Selling Proposition.

In simple terms, a unique selling proposition is a summary of what makes your business unique and valuable to your TARGET market.

Let’s analyze a squeeze page that I utilize often while promoting my primary program…You can find it HERE.

You are someone who is interested in starting an online business that will work for you, right?

If I target you in my promotion of the primary company that I work with, chances are I will cause you to visit my company website and opt into my list by pointing out the company’s USP to you in my squeeze page using just a few carefully selected words.

That’s how this works!

One critical mistake that a lot of new online marketers make is trying to sell their product right from their squeeze page. They cram loads and loads of copy in there and forget what the squeeze page’s fundamental purpose is: To capture your prospect’s email address so
you can expose your offer to him/her in different ways over an extended period of time.

A rule of thumb in this industry is that a prospect normally has to see your marketing message seven or eight times in order to trust you and feel motivated to buy from you, and that is your autoresponder’s job.

The only way to get there is by capturing the prospect’s email address, and you can do that only by using an effective, succinct, and well-made squeeze page.

You can find my favorite resource for killer squeeze pages HERE. It is affordable at a one-time payment and very user-friendly. It will enable you to get both your business and your list-building ability going the right way from the start!

How To Make Monthly Recurring Income Using The Internet

Online-Income-150x150If you are REALLY interested in making money from home on a steady, consistent basis using the Internet, there is something you need to know…

The ONLY True Key to Making Money Online is BUILDING YOUR OWN LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS!

The Money is in The List! (Or, more accurately stated, the money is in the quality of the list…But more about that later).

This is true whether you are in Network Marketing, Direct Sales, Affiliate Marketing, etc…It applies to all people trying to build a decent, steady, consistent income using the Internet.

All the people making real incomes online have lists of subscribers, and in most cases these lists contain tens of thousands of people…

The gentleman that introduced me to online marketing a few years ago has a list of more than 40,000 people, and that list earns him an average monthly income of almost $30,000! He has gotten to the point where he only works a couple of hours per day, because he has cultivated his list members so well that they respond to his offers and suggestions without a doubt.

This concept of building a list took me quite some time to fully understand and assimilate, but as soon as I did I realized that it is the only effective route to creating a consistent, reliable, stable income with online marketing. There are a few tools that are needed in order to create a list, and I have alluded to them previously in this blog, like autoresponders, squeeze pages, and hosting accounts.

In upcoming posts I will discuss these tools in more detail, along with mistakes in the process of list-building that you must avoid if you want to achieve success. The rule of thumb regarding list-building income says that you should earn a monthly average of $1 for every subscriber to your list…This is doable and very likely if you avoid making the same mistakes that 99% of online marketers make.

Once you have a list of subscribers that like you, trust you, and respect you, you will be able to make money pretty much on command, by presenting them with products and services in their area of interest that you endorse. These items could and really should include your primary business opportunity, affiliate products, your own products, coaching, etc.

If you get this list-building idea and execute it the right way, you will start making decent money online in a relatively short amount of time…Stay tuned!

Build Your Business Quickly With Solo Ads!

222391-1feGGj1400496132Some time ago we were discussing the differences between free traffic and paid traffic, and reached the conclusion that paid traffic allows us to exert much more control over the speed at which our business grows.

The most important thing that paid traffic allows us to do is build a list of subscribers or followers fairly quickly, and the truth of the matter is that building a list is the only true path to generating financial independence with an online business…

The quicker you build a responsive list, the faster you will be able to start making money with it! This is email marketing at its best and finest, and the most cost-efficient and effective way to practice it is by using solo ads.

What exactly is a Solo Ad? It works this way: Let’s say that you are an Internet marketer and, over time, you have built an email list of several thousand subscribers that like you and trust you because they find the offers you send them to be useful and valuable.

I happen to be an Internet marketer as well, and I approach you and ask you to send one of my email ads to a portion of your list in exchange for a certain amount of money. You reply by telling me that you will send my ad to 100 of your subscribers for a payment of $50.

The ad is called a Solo Ad because it will go out to 100 list subscribers by itself, and not bundled with any other offers. I benefit because the 100 subscribers will receive the ad from you, whom they already trust and respect. You benefit from the $50 dollar payment, and everybody is happy!

It might be hard to believe this, but there is a huge industry that has been built around this very simple concept, and you can use it to make your business grow in weeks or months rather than years!

There are folks who make a very good living from building huge lists and selling Solo Ads to their subscribers. The whole thing works because these marketers have taken the time to cultivate and nurture their lists, by treating their subscribers with respect and consideration and only offering them products and services of high quality.

These are the list owners you want to find and do business with, so you have to do your research carefully. Unfortunately the Solo Ad industry attracts quite a few crooks and fly-by-night scoundrels who are out to rip people off, and there are a few things you can do to avoid being victimized by them.

When dealing with a prospective Solo Ad vendor, always ask these questions BEFORE you give them any money:

– How did you build your list?
– How responsive is it?
– Have you mailed my particular offer to them before, and if so, what were the results?
– Do you add new subscribers to your list on a regular basis, and if so, how?
– How long have you been a Solo Ad vendor?

You might also want to ask them to let you opt into their list, so you can see what types of offers get sent to it and how often.

Any decent, reputable vendor will get back to you promptly with answers to these questions, which are perfectly reasonable. If you send these questions to a vendor and he/she doesn’t reply in a timely manner, (or does not reply at all), move on to someone else…

If a vendor won’t take the time to answer a few simple questions, it is very likely that they are out to scam people with a list that is dated and unresponsive, or with no list at all, (just bots sending phantom hits to your page).

ALWAYS use tracking software of your own instead of relying on the vendor’s stats, (if they offer any). That way you can make sure that you are getting all the clicks that were promised, (if you pay to have your ad sent to 100 subscribers, you should get 100 clicks to your squeeze page). And if you’re using a halfway decent squeeze page, you should get at least the standard 20 to 30% opt-in rate to your list!

Solo Ads can be a great way to grow your business when used the right way!

My Top Tier Business – A Unique, 100% ‘Done-For-You’ Wealth Creation System

MTTB1-150x150Statistics tell us that close to 98% of people who start a home-based business in the Make Money Online niche end up failing, and they fail for many reasons…

In many cases these reasons include a lack of true drive and the inability to be persistent and consistent when it comes to marketing. Others who fail do so due to their overly unrealistic insistence on relying solely on free traffic generation methods, (a negative tendency we’ve discussed before in this space).

Some folks believe that they will put up a website and get rich overnight as if by magic, without any kind of sustained effort on their part…And then there are those folks who have drive and ability, and who are willing to put in the effort and be consistent, but most of them end up failing as well. The problem with these good, otherwise highly motivated people is that sooner or later they come face to face with a dreaded five-letter word most of us hate…SALES.

The painful truth of the matter is that in the online world, (just as in the brick-and-mortar world), money only exchanges hands once someone sells something to someone else. That something can be a service, a physical product, or just plain time, but the exchange of money only takes place after this process has occurred.

That is why I am always on the lookout for ‘Done-For-You’ business systems that take that painful sales process out of my personal equation, and the best one I have found so far is MyTopTierBusiness, (or MTTB for short). MTTB is one of many programs within MOBE, (or My Online Business Empire), which is the fastest-growing company within the Make Money Online niche. MOBE was created by Australian entrepreneur and online marketing mogul Matt Lloyd.

MTTB is easy to get into in that it is very affordable and simple to execute, and it is also the pathway to a Top-Tier, High-Ticket program that allows you to earn commissions that range from $1,000 to $5,000 without any sales pitches of any kind, and without picking up the phone at all. All that you have to do is promote the system using the strategies that the MTTB 21-Step program teaches.

The program offers personal 1-to-1 coaching with a 6-Figure earner within MOBE that is assigned to you, plus a highly professional phone sales team that calls your leads and closes deals with them on your behalf! (This last point was the main reason why I joined the program). On top of that, it features an unheard-of $500 guarantee if you don’t make money within 30 days of finishing the 21-Step training program.

MTTB/MOBE is the perfect program for people who want to make a significant income online without ever having to sell anything to anyone, and without even having to pick up the phone. This is the first program of that kind I have ever seen and been involved with, and one of the things I love about it is that it takes away the stress and teaches people how to master the art of online marketing as it was meant to be implemented.

MTTB and MOBE make it much, MUCH easier for people to succeed because they offer a genuine ‘done-for-you’ solution to the problems that cause the 98% I mentioned before to fail…Do yourself a favor and learn more by clicking HERE!

There’s No Such Thing as FREE Traffic!

not-free-150x150The quick rise of Internet Marketing and the ease with which it can help aspiring marketers and entrepreneurs create successful businesses are well-known by most people today, and represent a wonderful opportunity.

However, this vertiginous rise has also created a lot of misconceptions and unrealistic expectations that end up hurting a lot of people who attempt to join this industry.

The more I talk to people who are interested in this industry, the more I realize that the fallacy of “free traffic” is one of the main misconceptions that abound out there in relation to online marketing, and I will explain why…

A lot of people thinking about becoming online marketers believe that free techniques like blogging, article marketing, and search engine optimization (SEO) will be enough to put their online business on the map and make it successful, without any kind of financial expenditure. This is part of the “something-for-nothing” mindset that the idea of online marketing seems to inspire in many prospective online entrepreneurs today.

While those free techniques do work if properly and consistently implemented, people don’t realize that they usually take a considerable amount of time to render significant results, (the kind of results that would allow a person to replace their income and quit their J-O-B’s). People may not spend money on these techniques, but they are paying in other ways that in my humble opinion are more detrimental than just spending money.

Time is a precious asset that is in many ways more valuable than money. By choosing to invest time rather than money in their online business, people make the uninformed decision to give up their ability to control the rate at which their business grows, and the potential volume that it can reach.

Free marketing techniques do not offer marketers the chance to control what happens to their business, but they do take a lot of time and effort to be crafted and implemented. You can’t control the way in which your article will circulate or how and why it will get linked once it is out in cyberspace, (in other words, you have no way of controlling or even influencing the amount of visitors you will get from that effort).

By the same token, your blog could well sit forever in your hosting account and attract the occasional visitor now and then, (unless you have thousands of uniquely crafted articles that have been published for years, and graced by the magnanimous mercy of Google and Yahoo, which is becoming ever more scarce and rare).

Even if you do start getting decent traffic at some point doing this, (which is unlikely), your investment in time and effort will have been VERY considerable.

In short, if you insist on using free traffic methods all you are doing is working a lot and investing a whole lot of precious time, just so you can end up waiting years for the traffic to show up on its own, (and to be honest with you, it almost never does).

The little traffic that you may manage to get in this situation is not really free, is it? You might have saved money, but your opportunity cost in time and sweat equity will horribly trump the marginal monetary gains you may achieve after having to wait forever for them.

In contrast to free traffic techniques, paid traffic offers online marketers the opportunity to exercise almost complete control over what happens in their business. It also offers the marketer the opportunity to scale up once a winning formula for high return on investment has been found…Free traffic techniques offer no such thing.

Money loves speed, and by using paid traffic even at a very small scale you can find out quickly if your efforts are going in the right direction of if they aren’t. Paid traffic methods provide the speed that money needs in order to decide which way it is going to go!

Like my grandmother used to say, you get what you pay for, and the things you get for free very often end up not being very useful. That principle applies to online marketing perfectly where traffic generation methods are concerned.

Do you want to work hard for years only so you can achieve marginal results very slowly, or do you want to boost your online business and create almost instantaneous cash flow and profits?

What is Pay-Per-View Marketing, (PPV)?

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To understand what Pay-Per-View marketing is, first we must quickly review the paid advertising methods that are available to you as an Internet marketer.

There are two types of paid advertising that you can use to promote your online business: Fixed-Cost Advertising and Performance-Based Advertising.

An example of Fixed-Cost Advertising consists on you paying a set fee to display your banner ad or link on a website and hoping that many people see it. It can be effective if you have a sizable advertising budget and if you are more interested in building your brand recognition than in achieving sales. This type of advertising is usually directed to the public at large, without any concerns for targeting a very specific audience.

On the other hand, Performance-Based Advertising consists on you paying for the actions that people take to view your ad and visit your website. It is almost always very targeted to a very specific audience, and you can start using it even if you don’t have a sizable advertising budget. Pay-Per-View marketing belongs in this category, along with Pay-Per-Click.

As you probably already know, Pay-Per-Click is a type of marketing where you use keywords to get people using search engines like Google and Yahoo to click on your ads, and then you pay a fee for each click depending on the keyword. That is a form of Performance-Based Advertising that most people wanting to promote their business on the Internet are familiar with.

However, not many people are aware of the existence of Pay-Per-View marketing and the different Pay-Per-View networks that provide this service. When using Pay-Per-View marketing, you pay for each time that your ad is shown to a person that you target through the use of keywords and URL’s. In other words, you pay for each impression of your ad, (as opposed to paying for each click like in Pay-Per-Click marketing).

Pay-Per-View networks like Lead Impact, TrafficVance, MediaTraffic, and Direct CPV have tens of millions of members who have agreed to be shown advertisements matching their interests, in exchange for being able to download things like screensavers and games. You can become an advertiser on these networks and promote your business to all these millions of people, without having to put up with the inconvenient and often unreasonable hassles that expensive Pay-Per-Click platforms like Google AdWords impose on their users.

It works like this: Say you are promoting your business opportunity, and you want to use PPV marketing. You need to apply for admission into one of the PPV networks, and then research which keywords people looking for a good business opportunity would use on their web searches. When you find the keywords you think would be good, you upload them to your PPV network account and put together a campaign, (which is easy to do).

Once your campaign is running, if a user in the PPV network does a search using one of your keywords, your ad will pop up on their browser in front of them right at the moment when they are searching for what you are offering…THIS IS VERY POWERFUL!

PPV networks work on the bid system, where you bid for the keywords you want to use, and the impressions go to the highest bidder. I have run successful PPV campaigns where I only paid a penny and a half for each impression!

When used properly, PPV marketing can be a very, very affordable way to promote your offer to a very large number of targeted prospects, for a fraction of what it would cost to achieve the same results using PPC with Google or with Facebook.

For more detailed information, I invite you to watch my FREE TRAINING on how to use Pay-Per-View marketing and achieve success in your online business!

A Very Affordable SEO Solution…

linkluv-150x150If you have a website, you probably know that in order to start achieving decent rank in Google and other search engines you need backlinks, right? However, with all the changes that these search engines are constantly making to their policies and practices, it is difficult to know which backlinks will be acceptable to them and which ones won’t from one day to the next.

One type of backlink that is very safe and almost always acceptable is the one that comes from social media, because it looks like a recommendation that goes from social media users to their followers, and search engines like this type of activity A LOT. The tool I am sharing with you today will help you to obtain loads of these social media backlinks, and it is called LinkLuv.

LinkLuv is a site that enables users to share bookmarks of their favorite web documents, which is the essence of the social bookmarking practice. It incorporates the crowdsourcing principle, in that we get to benefit from the efforts of large amounts of people. The end result is that hundreds, (and even thousands), of social media users end up sharing your link on their social media accounts, generating lots of backlinks to your site.

The way it works is simple: You enter your website’s URL into the LinkLuv platform, and from there it gets shared by social media users in different networks, creating high quality backlinks to your site. Then you share other people’s links to the social media accounts the system will ask you to set up, and press the “share” button….Easy! (You can always get someone on Fiverr to take care of creating your accounts for you).

If you get the free membership you will have to do all the sharing manually, (one by one), which can take a great deal of time. However, if you get a paid membership everything is done for you, pretty much on auto-pilot mode. For $10 per month you can start using the auto-pilot version of the system, and set it to create backlinks for you while you sleep!

The system will provide you with a list of all the backlinks if you need it and all is done in the Cloud, meaning that you will not have to download anything to your computer. Customer support is excellent with this service, and if you’re sharing your own content there is an integrated Spinner within the system, to make sure that your content is unique every time it gets shared. That feature in itself is worth the price, if you ask me.

SEO becomes a lot easier with systems like LinkLuv…Do yourself a favor and start using it today!

The BEST Funded Proposal System Ever!

my-lead-system-pro-150x150Do you know what a Funded Proposal System is?

The term sounds a lot more complicated than it really is…In the course of building your online business, the majority of prospects you show your product or opportunity to will say no and walk away. That’s an undeniable fact that we all need to learn to deal with in the Home Business Internet industry.

A Funded Proposal System is nothing but a set of marketing plans and tools that you can use to profit from all those people who say “NO”…Doesn’t that sound good?

The main idea here is that you will offer those naysayers something of informational value that can help them grow their for-profit online activity, in exchange for the opportunity to expose your product or opportunity to them. Every smart online marketer must have this at their disposal in order to be able to successfully build their business.

There are several things that you will be able to accomplish by using a good Funded Proposal System:

  • You will be able to start generating immediate cash flow that will help you offset your marketing expenses and create profits. This will take off a lot of the pressure that new marketers usually experience!
  • You will be able to quickly build a list of targeted and qualified prospects that want what you have, using the system as a mechanism to sort the truly serious people from the time-wasting tire-kickers.
  • Your Funding Proposal System will act as your sales rep on the Web 24 hours per day, 365 days per year!

My FPS of choice is MyLeadSystemPro. MLSP allows me to generate more prospect leads than I can handle, and it allows me to build a relationship with those prospects on autopilot. This great system has also provided me with tons of training that allows me to brand myself as a knowledgeable and seasoned online business person.

The innovative MLSP Academy that sits in the back of the house features hundreds of hours of up-to-date training on every facet of Internet Marketing, from building your business using Social Media, to using Pay-Per-Click Marketing, to Solo Ads, and everything in between.

MLSP offers the opportunity to collect 100% profits when you sell the flagship products that are part of the Mastery set-up, which is unheard of in the affiliate marketing industry, and that is just one of the four income streams that this innovative system provides. The truth is that you could start making good money promoting only this system!

Start using MLSP today and forget about buying expensive tire-kicker leads, forget about chasing people, and forget about having to use high-pressure selling techniques, (or selling altogether, for that matter). No rejection, no convincing anyone, no “closing”, and no headaches!

Most online marketers today face two big problems: Lack of good prospect leads, and lack of money. MLSP offers a combination of real marketing training and cutting edge tools in a single business platform that will help you eliminate these problems…It is time for you to start using the leverage offered by the Internet to build your business and make it thrive!

I absolutely HATE cold-calling! How about you?

phone-room_175x175-150x150Cold-Calling….An unfortunate term that gives rise to dreadful stress in the mind of every aspiring online marketer…I HATE IT!!

I hate nothing more than sitting in front of the phone with a list of strangers and having to call them out of the blue about my business offer! I hate it, but fortunately I was able to stop doing so a while ago thanks to MyPhoneRoom

Have you ever daydreamed about how great it would be to have professionals calling prospects for you and presenting them with your program, so that by the time you talk to the prospect he/she is already excited and anxious to learn more about how to join up? Daydream no more! This is exactly what MyPhoneRoom can do for you…

I’ve been using this service for a while now, and it has made a huge difference for me. I no longer have to cold-call strangers on the phone…Now interested prospects call me to ask questions about how they can join me in my business! The professionals at MyPhoneRoom present themselves to my prospective customers as “my team”, and help me achieve an image of credibility and stability that usually only big organizations can achieve.

If you desire to achieve success in the online network marketing arena, you have to do yourself a favor and look into making this awesome marketing tool work for you! CLICK HERE!

A Chain Is Only As Strong As Its Weakest Link!

broken-link4-150x150A chain is only as strong as its weakest link…This is something I learned while serving in the United States Army. A team is only as strong as its weakest member. This is a truism where military operations are concerned, and it is a truism of life as well.

Any organization or team that doesn’t acknowledge this is destined for failure, because weakness in the structure undermines every part of it.

If you’re going to seek financial independence in the Internet marketing arena, you need to do so as a member of a team that will see to it that you have the knowledge and the tools needed for success. You need to be part of a team that will motivate you and remind you of why you chose to this in the first place when your drive starts lacking, and it will. It happens to all of us, and we all need that gentle push every now and again.

Join my team and you will learn how to make money using the Internet from home…You will have access to the same automated tools I use, which allow me to make money without selling and without convincing anyone to do anything. As a member of my team you will have access to the training and techniques that will allow you to finally put the rat race behind and stop trading time for money!

There is nothing like being able to control your time the way you see fit, without having to answer to a boss who does not have your best interests at heart…Join me and fire your boss!

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