Hi all, I have been busy busy busy of late. I have decided to go back to the drawing board and to create local websites for the local market.
What I mean by this is that I am creating websites for professional businesses and ranking them and approaching these businesses and offering them either to advertise on my website or to buy it in totality.
I started doing this about a year ago and dropped the ball somewhat and this is where my strengths are in web design.
So for example I will be looking at wedding boutiques in Dublin , so I bought the domain www.weddingdressesdublin.com and I will do a lot of you tube videos to rank the site and also back-links from a great piece of software called GSA Search Engine Ranker. This software will create endless safe back-links to relevant sites in similar niches.
So once I get this site up and running in the next few days I will then go to market samari or Google keyword tool and look for the highest search terms with either medium or low competition. I will then go and create my first article and optimize like I have discussed earlier in a year with SEO. Once that is complete I will submit a press release about the site and hopefully get some real relevant traffic to the site. The term wedding dresses in Ireland gets about 2400 exact searches per month so this alone will bring in some traffic.
When I have about 6 optimized articles posted I will then contact 10 of the biggest Bridal shops in Dublin and offer them a free months trial in which they have to sign up for. For this they will be able to give me 1 Article per month and 1 5 minute video and I will optimize each article to that it will be keyword and Google friendly and the video will be uploaded to the Wedding video channel. I will be charging for this service and I will also start setting up other sites for different niches like dentist, architects, estate agents and the likes.
Sometimes the answer is staring you right in the face the whole time and this type of business suits me as I like face to face selling and I like offering a premium service. All of the 10 shops I hope to advertise will get here own mini URL like www.weddingdressesdublin/nameofshop and this will also help rank their own website as each article will link back to their site. Every time I receive an article I will add it to their own personal page which is an incentive for them to keep on writing , I also to plan to offer a service in which I will write the article for an additional fee.
As we all know video is one of the most powerful ways to promote A product or website especially when in order for a product to be fully appreciated it needs to be seen so adding a short video is perfect and once added to the blog post can also be uploaded to YouTube and other similar video sites.
I would really like to hear your thoughts on what I intend doing and also what other types of services I could include and to whom I could offer this service to , many thanks
Hi all, I have not been posting in the last few weeks as I have been busy completing my eBook on product creation. I have finally finished and I will be posting about the struggles I had to over come in order to succeed and see it through.
In the mean time I have been studying mobile apps and why they are so important to local businesses and niche areas of the mobile market.
Never before have we been given this great opportunity to start creating apps easily and effectively. If you may recall back about 15 years ago when websites had to be hand coded there was a premium price to pay as such was the time and dedication that went into each and every site. Then cam the advent of Dreamweaver which was a platform that saved us time and was less to do with coding and more to do with dragging and dropping.
Dreamweaver came with a hefty price tag also and was not readily available for the most part unless of course you had a couple of thousand spare and the time to learn such a large program. Next came the real ” what you see is what you get ” the likes of Mr site builder, web serifs Web plus, now these programs had some real sustainability as they were inexpensive to buy and effectively they did the same as the top end Programs and this is where we are presently with the mobile apps issue today.
When mobile apps are spoken about you think of the young millionaires who started up by learning to code and sold there app for millions to the highest bidder much like the early stages of webdesign they could charge what they wanted.
With the advent of smart phones and the Google play store in which there are now more apps available to download for android that for the iTunes store. People are now starting to think about business apps more and more and how this can help there business flourish in an turbulent economy.
If you have ever dreamed of being a Google android developer or creating mobile games you have come to the right page. Dont forget you can also create free android apps.
An app a few years ago could have cost anything from $10,000 to $30,00 and more and that is the main reason why local business stayed well clear of them. The Dreamweaver of mobile apps came and went and then the more user friendly and keenly priced app builder was born and this is where the ordinary business can have an app for the price of a small website.
I have joined an app builder program called bzz apps and this is exactly what they do, they let the ordinary person create apps easily for either a nice sector or a local business and they can be created in next to no time.
A local restaurant wants to increase there business what do they do ?they create a customer loyalty coupon whereby the customer gets rewards for coming back and revisiting the shop or restaurant. This can all be done by using an mobile app and we are at the forefront of this new technology so lets take advantage of it.
So lets take a local business like a restaurant, we build them an app to show case the power of mobile . Once we showcase the app to them they will automatically think that this is out of their price range. One idea is to set up a monthly payment scheme and to take a deposit, you could charge anything from $500 to $1000 for as little work as an hour from start to finish.
Some of the powerful features of an mobile app are that the customer can reserve a table through the app, get directions, one touch calls and all this can be accomplished without the need to be connected to the mobile network. Also another great feature id the QR codes in which the customer can scan their smart phone with their waiter in order to gain loyalty points and the end result will be that the customer either gets money off or a free gift when they have completed there coupons.
There are so many advantages to having a mobile app that the local business will be begging for more, like for example the power of push notifications, in other words if you have a special offer or would just like to connect with your customer you can do so with push notifications. Recent statistics show that 93% of push notifications are read so that in itself is a huge factor.
Anyway mobile apps are in their infancy at present and are here to stay and you can get in at a very reasonable price , from $25 dollars a month to build unlimited apps, its a no brainer really. Here is the link for the app builder I am talking about bzzapps.com, best of luck and keep me informed on how you r getting on and what apps you have created and I will also show case them here.
To your success
Hi all , I hope you had a great Christmas and I would like to wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year. I hope you like my latest post and I would love some feedback if possible.
Writing Content is the key to success in the Online Marketing Niche, without content nobody knows your message . This is why the likes the WordPress platform is such a success as it enables the blogger to update their blog as often as they like and without the need for additional expertize, your the webmaster and in Control.
My advice would be to Blog at least once a week and also to have backup content on the ready or pre written content to hand. So where do I get my content ideas.
So lets get right down to it here is my top ten Killer Content Ideas.
Controversial post : What I mean by this is that everyone loves a bit of controversy and it generates a lot of comments. If you are the IM Niche there are plenty of place to pick up news in your niche like forums, newsletters and Blogs.
The list post : Google love these type of posts , like “The top three web traffic tips” , ” 5 ways to increase your list”.
Biggest mistakes post : Speaks for itself really but something on the lines of ” Top mistakes Marketers make when starting out ” is a popular one. People want to learn from others mistakes and being totally honest with your mistakes builds trust and followers and people will want to interact with you by leaving comments.
Review posts: I find this a great way to get traffic to my blog and make a few sales and its also a neat way to write a post as its your own opinion on a product or service. What I find is that people are not willing to comment as much as they are in my other posts, that’s my experience to date. Being smart with your Title in a review post can get you a lot of traffic so take time to consider the title as like with any other title its like a min URL that Google is searching for.
Hold a Competition post : Great way to gain following and interaction with your readers but do make sure you have a prize to give. The best reply to your post wins $20 Pay Pal or access to a preview of how you create your product.
Personal post: We are not talking about the problems you had with cutting your Grannies Toe Nails but by being totally honest with your readers is a great way to build rapport and trust, stuff like ” How often do you think I should Blog” or ” I am looking for advice on what you think I could improve on my blog”
Personal challenge post : Set yourself targets and goals on where you wanna be in 6 months and what you have to do in order to succeed and ask for encouragement from others and you will be surprised on how many people will interact with you.
News post : Is there something happening in your niche that you could talk about. Something you know others may be interested in, maybe its a new product or service. Do some research into and post your findings.
Book review post : Have you read a book recently that you enjoyed and its part of your niche or that you can link it to your niche. You could also go one step further and place links from Amazon promoting the book.
Inspiration post : Who do find that has inspired you of late, can you recommend a blog that you have followed and got great advice from and it really worked out well for you, if so post about it and get others to interact with you and get there opinions.
Hope this gives a little insight into how I come up with Content ideas, I am in the middle of a new post about choosing a title for your blog post so till next time , Dave Ball
I have been a web developer for about 8 years and initially in the late 1990s web design was kept a close guarded secret, it was kept for the coders and the gurus in HTML. These guys did not want you to know how to create such sites as they felt that if any Joe blog could do it they could not charge a premium price. They were right as soon as Dreamweaver came out pure coding or HTML was no longer required,
There are so many people with smart phones today it would seem a hard task to find a select group of people who have not got one in their possession. Apps are the new Gold-rush don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Yo do not need an App creation Course, all will be revealed with the helpful video tutorials which are included. With his app creation software cost is paramount.
Green App Machine Pricing:
Currently Green App Machine is priced at $34, One-time Payment.
This will work on all platforms Apple, Android and Kindle
Initially when creating an App the coders again raised their murky heads and wanted to keep all the secrets to themselves as it seemed to be a closed shop for most of us.
That has all changed with several platforms becoming available so that you can create apps easily and quickly. The price has also come down where it used to cost several hundred dollars each month now this is at a fraction.
Welcome to the new age of creating mobile apps with the Green App Machine.
The problem is…
The more dumbed-down we make the solution, the less useful it becomes.
That’s the “nut” Dylan was able to finally crack. Green App Machine truly helps you earn money with little or no skill required. Little or no marketing experience…little or no follow up.
It’s literally a Push-Button solution to creating and monetizing Mobile Apps the HOTTEST opportunity around right now.
It allows the user to create apps for the Android app store Google Play – with a few clicks of the mouse.
Users can create UNLIMITED apps with their license.
Registered users can sell their apps to small businesses or monetize them with 10 different mobile ad networks including AdMob.
That is how easy the Green App machine platform is. Honestly once you go through all the videos and tutorials for the green app machine you will be pumping out apps that take you very little time and that you will be selling for hundreds of dollars and creating a passive income at the same time.
Think about all the local businesses that you can approach with this software and when these businesses here what you can do for them they will bite that hand off you.
A restaurant wants an App to tell there customer about their menu, you the build the App and when the restaurant want to send out a special offer for certain dates, you get paid again for a push notification.
This is not just for local businesses but that is where the money can be really made, like an antiques dealer who wants to tell everyone about there next auction, the local football team who want to get all the kids and parents involved on fixtures and results and lots more.
Local supermarkets that could previously not afford an App developer, now they can and you can offer it at a fraction of the price and also create a passive income from sending out Special offer etc through push notifications.
You can Sign up below today to get updates on the Launch which be the 14th of March and I have a very special offer for you if you do decide to buy through my link. I have created an eBook on how to create an information product in a very short time span. Now its not as quick as building an App but I assure you that you can create an info guide or eBook to sell on Clickbank or the Kindle store in as little as a week.
This eBook I have created is especially for people that buy through my link. Its is not some rehashed PLR, it is an 80 page high quality document that has a price tag of $47 and you will get this free of charge if you buy through my link.
The other bonus if you buy through my link is a 30 minute Skype call with me after launch date to discuss any sector of Internet marketing you wish, it may be using the Green App Machine or any other problem you may be having .I am here to help you.
To your success
Hi all, I would just like to tell you about a WordPress plugin I installed this evening that I think is rather cool and whats more its free.
Its called Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox and you can get it free from this link or do a search within your WP dashboard,
It enables you to be able to install a light box face book pop up to your WordPress page. You can edit it very easily and it takes about 3 minutes to set up.
There is an extremely easy YouTube video to accompany you through the install. Here are some of the main features.
I still have my lightbox pop up from aweber installed on the page load but have it delayed for a further 20 seconds as I believe people will click on a like button within thinking to much about it and it will help to build a relationship with my facebook fans.
I just thought I would share with you what I think is a great plugin and maybe you can come visit my page www.daveballonline.com and tell me your thoughts on it,
To all our success in the future
I have always struggled with staying focused. If it was creating a website a blog or an information product I would get so far and take my foot off the pedal. In school and in college I was the same so I have created this post to help both myself and others to become more creative and focused . Hope you enjoy.
I am now more determined than ever to stay focused and have come up with some top tips on how to stay focused. This can be used in relation to anything that you are doing or creating. I have tried my best to keep it general as I want as many people to get what I am talking about and hopefully share their thoughts with me.
Hope you enjoyed my post and I would some feedback and how best you stay focused,
Have you ever wondered how people selling information guides on eBay for 2 or 3 Dollars are making money. Well wonder no more.
If you have a product to sell and promote, eBay is a great place to get some loyal customers. You could sell your information guide for $5 and have a standard flat rate for postage as you will be probably be sending an CD which is light and cheap to post.
My idea was to send them an extra CD called “ Your Free Bonus CD“, How many people do you think will put that CD into there PC and load it up , we all want something for free. So what I would do is to have on the Bonus CD a few links to some more of your products or links to affiliate offers that you reckon your customer would be interested in.
Another great idea is to have an introduction to a free eBook and the customer to receive the remainder of the guide would go to your Squeeze page and enter there details and then double opt in using your auto -cor-responder.
This does two things, One it gives your customer the feeling that they have got a great deal from you with a bonus offer and Two, it will prompt them to leave you good positive feedback.
With eBay fees and Pay pals fees sometime we get the feeling that at least half of the profits are going to the mentioned companies but if your smart , you can offer your customer special deals and up sells . It also gives you the opportunity to add these people to your email list.
The good thing about selling on eBay is that its cheap and you have a big audience. You could also put in a classified advert within eBay so you know that it will be up for a least 30 days.
One tip I would give is if you are selling large quantities of the guide for sale , Do not start with 100 available to buy, start with a number that already looks like people have bought your Book, its not cheating its just being smart.
Make sure you have a good sales page for the listing as well. If you are unsure on what one should look like, you need look no further than your email inbox as like me I am sure you have signed up to the many squeeze pages over the years and have many great sales letters just waiting for you. Take out the bits you like a combine a great sales page in minutes.
Hope this helps you in your quest for selling and also up sells, it works great for me.
When I viewed John & Eamon’s latest product “Like Page Domination” I have to admit I was leaving quite a few things out myself when it came to setting up my like page properly so as it would attract the right type of fans. John & Eamon have laid out a step by step eBook and video course for putting together the perfect like page with Facebook’s new Timeline. This course is a very detailed path that will take you by the hand and have you up and running in no time.
We all know Facebook’s massive right! Any successful online marketer will tell you that to be successful online you have to be where the traffic’s at (and targeted traffic at that). Well that’s exactly what Facebook has to offer and now with the new Timeline for business pages, what better time to jump on board this giant and tap into its potential.
So now you understand the importance of getting on to Facebook and creating a fan page for your business…why is there so many still not using it? It’s because they think they’ll never learn the process, but that’s not true at all, because with John & Eamon’s product; they’ll have you a master of creating Like pages by the time you run through the material provided within his course!
John & Eamon’s course for creating ‘like pages’ is so simple (and I mean simple). The way they’ve laid it out has been so clever, you’ll get to see all the tools John & Eamon use themselves were they show you step by step in the videos how easy it is to find specific apps and upload them to your fan page. In video three, you’ll set up your cover photo and logo in no time, then they’ll walk you through how to properly edit your settings. Then in video 7, (my favorite), you’ll get to watch John & Eamon create a free offer in Kompozer to use on your like page. I personally loved this video, because it’s something I’ve always wanted to get to grips with and John & Eamon have left it a breeze to follow.
OK, now for a closer look at Like Page Domination and what this new product can accomplish.
Video 2 – Setting Up Your Fan Page.
This wasn’t as difficult as I first imagined…I followed along to John & Eamon’s video training and had my Facebook like page created in minutes. If you’re looking to add extra visitors to any of your websites online, then you know the value of setting up a like page can bring you. It will set you on the right track and further enhance your sales by using the power of Facebook’s traffic.
Video 4 – Creating Your FREE Offer!
I loved this video and the way it explained to me how easy it was to create a free offer in Kompozer. I must admit, I’d never even thought of using Kompozer (which is a free open source for anyone to download and use) to create my like page, then connect it to my application. John & Eamon have left this point and click for anyone to follow along to.
There’s also an eBook and checklist provided which will keep you on the straight and narrow. So, once you have read the eBook and viewed each individual video, you can come back and checkmark each box and move along confidently to the next one known you have covered all the necessary steps.
1. It’s like having John & Eamon sat next to you showing you what to do.
2. John & Eamon also reveal some fantastic free apps to go and download to your new like page, which all tie in with driving traffic from other resources…and that’s what it’s all about – FREE TRAFFIC!!!
3. In a Word! Foolproof.
4. It shows you step by step how to be an expert like page creator that same day! Remember, these are really simple walk through methods.
5. This product is so user friendly too. Even a newcomer couldn’t go wrong when they follow the guide!
The key steps that I learned from each video were invaluable. I’m starting to see tremendous results now I have my ownlike page set in place…I was missing out big time on that targeted traffic – but not any more. Seriously, you just need someone to show you what way to put it altogether and this one does.
Like Page Domination is the perfect guide for creating your like page which will send targeted traffic to your websites daily time and time again.
Thank you for reading,
PS: If you are going to buy one business product this month, this is the one to buy! It delivers exactly what it says it will do on the sales page and more. It will have your like pages created in no time FLAT! I implemented what was shown to me in the course and I’m now taking sign-ups through my apps that I set up using this course, (so it flat out works!) I hope you enjoyed my review on Like Page Domination, I liked the product so much that I wanted to take the time and write my own review on it.
So how do we offer value.?
Adding bonuses is nearly an expectation from our customers and not having them will surely tempt them to buy from affiliates who are also selling our products. So its vital that we can offer the best bonuses that we can.
If you are a newbie and feel that you do not have the expertise or time to write another eBook there are a few options for you.
Not many people believe that by offering a service to a customer would be a great bonus. You would be wrong. If customers have the confidence to buy a product from you they treat you as the expert in this field you have the authority in this niche.
What Do I mean by services:
You could offer your new customer a bi weekly Skype call to help them to take action and also to get them out of the sand box if they are experiencing problems. You may think this is going to take up an awful lot of my time but the reality is that only about 10% of the people who will buy from your link will actually take you up on this type of bonus. Its just the thought that they can arrange a conversation with you to ease their burden and to help them through , that is the tipping point.
Another great way of offering a great value bonus is to hold a monthly webinar with all new customers . This is less time consuming as you can get all your readers in the one place at the same time. If your thinking I don’t have the confidence to do this think again as you can pre arrange your readers to email you with their questions so you can have a general theme to the webinar. This also secures in peoples minds that if they think that you can answer a question that has been on their mind during a webinar surely they will attend. Webinars are also great ways to promote other products and you can explain in greater detail about what you are up to , how you are doing thing and what products you recommend using affiliate links. Don’t think you have to be on screen either, the majority of webinars I attend are where the host is talking and on screen you can see a PowerPoint presentation which is why having a list of possible questions from your audience beforehand is important so you can organize the slides accordingly.
If you are good at creating graphics or logos offer your expertize up to create your customers logo or header. A simple an easy item to create if you feel comfortable with using graphics.
Sales letters are always a little difficult when starting out. As a bonus perhaps say that you will proof read their sales letter and also make suggests to improve the conversion rate. If you are really hot in this area you could have it as a one bonus only site and offer to create their sales page copy.
Lastly if you have been blogging for a while or if you have quite a lot of your own content in your blog you can always create an eBook from your blog posts and this can be done quite easily and within minutes if you are using word-press. There is a plug-in called Antholigize and can be found at the following link http://anthologize.org/.
This small but powerful plug-in will create a PDF or what ever format it is that you are looking for. Once you have decided on what posts you would like to use you can start creating parts or chapters to your book.You can then drag and drop which parts you would into your new book. It really is that easy.
Any images that are in the posts will automatically be reproduced into the eBook you are creating. Once your finished editing , Authologize will create a table of contents for you and that is your eBook complete. You can covert it a PDF of ePub for kindle. This is a great way of using what you have already posted about and recycling it. If anyone is an avid reader of your blog they will want a copy and it is also a great offer for a squeeze page.
I do hope that you found this post helpful and I would appreciate if you could share this and make a comment.
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