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  };-)

 

 

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!

I’ll have more to come in regards to Solo Ads do’s and dont’s in a few days, so stay tuned!

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!

Happy New Year!!

2014-new-year-resolutionsResolution time, Folks! If your New Year’s resolution is to make money you are in luck, because the best time to join the Home-Based Business Industry is between January 1st and May 1st of every year, (the holiday season is great too, but the January to May time frame is when most people that are seriously looking to make money from home decide to act!).

In this website you will find all the elements you will need in order to go into business for yourself and finally fire your boss, and say goodbye to trading your time and life in exchange for just enough money to get by. Make this the year when you take control of your life!

Here you will find several income-generating alternatives that are easy to implement, along with the marketing resources you will need to really put your business on the road to success, (check out the “My Business Set Up” and “Toolbox” pages for all the info).

The combination of the different business programs featured in this website with new powerful marketing options like MyPhoneRoom.com represents a magnificent opportunity for you to build the future you have dreamed of for yourself and your loved ones, but you have to act!

Seize the day and stop procrastinating! I am ready, willing, and able to actively assist you and help you achieve your goals, but you have to make the first move…Study the options presented here, and get in touch with me with any questions you may have.

Let’s hit the ground running right now, and make 2014 the year when everything changes!

Fiverr: Outsourcing the Easy Way!

profile_240397469_75sq_1350790316I have learned quite a bit about the technical side of Internet marketing in the past few years…Any prospective Internet marketer who wants to be successful has to! However, there are things that I need to get done from time to time that are just a bit too far from my level of skill. When that happens, I usually turn to Fiverr for help!

Fiverr is a website where you can find qualified people that will do all kinds of Internet marketing-related things for only $5. They post their service offer there and you can browse to find the person that seems the better fit for the job you need done.

Do you need to have a couple of landing pages designed and uploaded to your hosting account? You’ll find someone who can do that for you on Fiverr. Do you need to have someone design a nice Facebook page cover for you? You’ll find them on Fiverr. Do you need to find someone who can design an attractive banner ad for your website? You can find that person on Fiverr. Fiverr is really a great alternative for the budget-conscious Internet entrepreneur who needs to find quality services at affordable prices.

As always, you do have to shop around and do your due diligence in order to separate the quality service providers from the flash-in-the-pan opportunists who just want to make a quick buck and disappear. In order to help you do that, Fiverr has a rating system that shows how many jobs each service provider has performed and how many stars he/she received as a reward. Normally you will want to go with the provider who has the most stars and the highest ratings, because that shows they are trust-worthy and competent.

I’ve only mentioned the technical services you can find on the website, but there are also providers that deal with marketing, writing, translation, video and animation, music, and advertising, among other things. If you need to have a logo designed for your business, or a professional video made about it, you can find a provider that will do that on Fiverr. You can even get professional actors to appear in your video or do a voice-over reading any script you give them!

You’ll find that most providers offer additional “gigs” that complement their basic $5 offer. For example, I recently had someone design a landing page for me, and he charged me an additional $10 to install it in my hosting account in less than 24 hours. I ended up paying $15 for the service, but now it is done, and it cost me only a fraction of what I would have paid outside of Fiverr to a higher-scale technician.

All you need to have in order to use Fiverr is an email address and a PayPal account, (which means you don’t even have to worry about giving your credit card information to anyone). Just use your common sense and stay away from anything that sounds too good to be true, (things like “I’ll blast your solo ad to 900 million biz opp seekers” and such). The time wasted pursuing nonsensical things like that can never be recovered, even if the amount of money you lose in the process is minimum, and time is a precious commodity!

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