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Friday, January 27, 2023

MAGAYA, GWAJIMA MKENDA WASAKA DAWA DHIDI YA UKATILI

KUKITHIRI kwa vitendo vya ukatili kwa Watoto nchini, Jumuiya ya Wazazi ya Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) imekutana na Waziri wa Jinsià, Maendeleo na Makundi Maalum pamoja na Waziri wa Elimu Adolf Mkenda kuweka mkakati wa kushirikiana katika kukomesha vitendo hivyo.

Akizungumza leo mjini Dodoma, Mwenyekiti wa Jumuiya ya Wazazi Taifa,
Fadhili Magaya amesema ushirikiano kati ya Jumuiya na Wizara hizo itasaidia kudhibiti vitendo hivyo.

Amesema ukatili dhidi ya watoto na wanawake hujitokeza katika njia tofauti tofauti. Inaweza kuwa kimwili, kingono au kifikra. Inaweza kufanyika mbele za watu, faraghani au mtandaoni na kutekelezwa na mpenzi au mtu mwingine yoyote. Bila kujali unafanyika vipi, wapi na umetekelezwa nani au ni kwa sababu gani? Ukatili una madhara makubwa ya muda mfupi au muda mrefu.

Amesema, jumuiya hiyo ya wazazi ina wajibu wa kusimamia elimu,malezi, maadili na tamaduni kwenye Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM).

Aidha, amesema wameandaa Kongamano Maalum la Kitaifa la Malezi litakalo fanyika mapema mwaka huu.

Magaya amesema, bado mazungumzo yanaendelea na wadau wengine ili kuibua mjadala wa kitaifa wa mmomonyoko wa maadili unaendelea kwa kasi kubwa hapa nchini na ukatili wa kijinsia na watoto unaoendelea.

YANGA NA SIMBA UGHAIBUNI KUNOGESHA OLD SCHOOL REUNION JUNE 17, 2023 DMV

Timu ya Yanga Ughaibuni
Timu ya Simba Ughaibuni


Na Mwandishi wako, Washington, DC
Mtanange wa Yanga na Simba Ughaibuni utafanyika Jumamosi ya June 17, 2023 DMV, timu hizi zinazoundwa na mashabiki wa timu hizi na baadhi ya wachezaji waliochezea timu hizi zamani hua na msisimuko wa pekee na yote ni katika kunogesha bash kubwa la aina yake la Old School Reunion ambayo hufanyika mara moja kwa mwaka.


Tamsaha hili la Old School Reunion halikufanyika kwa miaka 2 mfululizo kutokana na Dunia kukumbwa na janga la Uviko-19, mara ya mwisho tamasha hilo kufanyika ilikua mwa 2019 Houston, Texas na Yanga ikiambulia kichapo.


Old School Reunion hukutanisha vijana wa zamani kutoka kila pembe ya Dunia na kukumbuka enzi zile walizokua wakiruka nyoka na burudani hii uletwa kwenu na madj mahili wa old school nchini Marekani, Dj Luke Joe akishirikiana kwa karibu na Dj Dennis (ThaFunkHouse) katika kuhakikisha moja na mbili haiendi kombo.


Old School Reunion ya mwaka huu itarajiwa kuwa ya aina yake kutokana kwamba haijawahi kutokea ndani ya miaka miwili na pia kuna uwezekano wa kupata wageni mashuhuri kutoka Tanzania kwa sasa ni mapema sana kutaja majina yao lakini kadri muda utakavyokaribia majina yao yatajulikana.


Old School Reunion inatarajiwa kufanyika katika ukumbi waWest Bowie Village Hall mara tu baada yaa mtanange wa Yanga na Simba, taarifa zaidi zitafuata, karibuni sana katika jiji la watunga sheria.

Monday, January 9, 2023

This Newbie IM Mistake Keeps You Broke

I’ve seen this time and again. This Newbie IM Mistake Keeps You Broke Someone builds a nice little site, or product, or some sort of residual income stream. Then they spend their time tweaking it and trying to increase the income from it. They’re good at SEO and so they tweak and tweak and tweak to make the most money possible from that asset.  Good so far, right? But there comes a point of diminishing returns. The site or product or whatever is making $1,000 a month.  And after hours and days and weeks of tweaking, the site is now making $1,100. But here come the monthly bills (mortgage, car, insurance, etc.) and the bills are far more than $1,100. So, what’s a marketer to do? Sell the asset, of course. You might get $3,000 to $5,000 for this asset, depending on what it is and so forth. Now they have the bills paid and maybe go on a bit of a spending spree, but no asset and no residual monthly income. Of course now they have to do it all again – build an asset, tweak it and wind up having to sell it to pay bills. Did you spot the mistake? It’s hard to miss. If the marketer had spent just enough time testing and tweaking… …And then moved on and REPLICATED the process… S/he would then have TWO assets each creating $1,000 a month in residual income. Then rinse and repeat. Building one asset a month, that’s $6,000 a month in residual income after six months, along with assets totaling maybe $18,000 or a lot more. As you’ve already guessed, the point is that while you do want to test and tweak whatever it is that you’re doing online, you don’t want to make a career out of it.  Optimize it the best you can as quickly as you can, and then replicate the process and build another one, and another one, and another one… In the above example, our marketer could have started selling one asset (product, site, etc.) per month after six months or a year, to again greatly increase their monthly income.  Selling these assets before their life cycle ends can be a great idea. After all, it’s hard to sell a product or site once it’s no longer making money. Do what you need to do, but don’t make a career out of making a few extra dollars while leaving loads of money on the table. https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/this-newbie-im-mistake-keeps-you-broke/?feed_id=2490&_unique_id=63bcb5a6ce232

Re-Target Your Niche to Maximize Profits

When you enter online marketing, you’re told to pick a niche. Re-Target Your Niche to Maximize Profits And you’re told that health, wealth and relationships are the big three. Pick a sub niche in any of these, and you’ll likely do well. But what if you want to do better than “well?” What if you want to dominate your market? The first people into the big three markets had it easy, since there was ton of demand and very little competition. Those who followed had it tougher. And today, while the demand is still there, the competition can be brutal. Unless… Unless you continue to niche it down. Markets (heath, wealth, relationships) are saturated. Sub-markets (weight loss, forex, dating) are saturated. Which is why you’ve got to specialize even further. Study the competition and the processes they use, and then create your own market. Here’s how: 1: Audience and Slogan Your first step is to choose your audience and then target them with the right slogan – a slogan that promotes change. If you look at recent American presidential campaigns, you’ll notice a trend: George Bush Sr’s slogan – “A Proud Tradition” vs. Bill Clinton’s slogan, “Time to Change America”

John McCain’s slogan, “Country First” vs. Barack Obama’s slogan “Change we Need!”
Hillary Clinton’s slogan, “Fighting for Us” and “I’m With Her” vs. Trump’s, “Make America Great Again”
All three of the winners talked about change. Why? People want change. They are dissatisfied, which is why they will buy into your message and your products, IF you can show them that doing so will create the change they seek. Ask yourself what will get your tribe excited enough to follow you. 2: Setting Your Audience’s Hair on Fire Next, issue a challenge to your audience – one that gets them fired up. What is it that your audience wants? To look 20 years younger and make their friends crazy jealous? To get six-pack abs without the gym? To strike it rich in six months with cryptocurrency? Issue a challenge to your audience that sets them on fire with enthusiasm. 3: Create Your Tribe By making your audience feel like they are part of a tribe, they will self-identify. Look at the CrossFit people – they are diehard fans because they identify as part of the CrossFit tribe. Brand your business AND your audience. 4: Create an “Us vs Them” movement This could be a manifesto your tribe can rally around, or an actual movement of us vs them. If you look at American politics, you see this tactic being used every single day. 5: Don’t Improve Them – Switch Them People don’t want to lose weight – it’s hard and they’ve already failed a bunch of times. Plus, who wants to admit they’re overweight? But people do what a new opportunity. So give them status. Show them how they can have a brand new billion dollar body – not just a 20 pound weight loss. This is a new discovery for them, making it fun and exciting. Plus, they don’t have to remember the pain of all their prior failures. Once you switch them to your brand, pile on the new opportunities within the opportunity you initially switched them to. These steps make the difference between a $100,000 business and a 7-figure business. https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/re-target-your-niche-to-maximize-profits/?feed_id=2477&_unique_id=63bc897073520

How to KNOW You’ll Get Paid Every Month

When you first get started online, you might be worried. Frankly, you probably should be worried. Yes, you made sales this month. But will you make sales NEXT month? And how will you pay the bills if you don’t make sales? How to KNOW You’ll Get Paid Every Month It can be scary going from a job where you know exactly how much you’ll get paid and when you’ll get paid to working your own business online. In your business you might have a banner month and then two months of starving followed by a mediocre month followed by (hopefully) another banner month. Thus, the question becomes, “How do you get stability in your business – and your income -as quickly as possible?” Or… how do you KNOW for a FACT that next month you can make the mortgage and eat, too? Simple – continuity programs. Call it what you want – memberships, recurring payments, monthlies, etc. It all boils down to getting people signed up into a continuity program so you can continue to get paid month after month. Now you have a choice here: You can either promote other people’s continuity programs, or create and promote your own. If you’re acting as an affiliate, then you don’t have to worry about sales funnels, membership content, customer service and all of that. You just need to focus on making the sales. Drive the traffic, offer your own bonuses and do what you’ve got to do to get people signed up. The problem, of course, is that in exchange for less responsibility, you also have less control and more competition. The membership site owner has control over content. If s/he takes a “churn and burn” mentality and doesn’t care about keeping members happy, then people won’t stay long. You’ll have to continually make new sales, which isn’t what you’re looking for. You want stability. That’s why you only want to promote truly great memberships and continuity programs that deliver a ton of value. As to competition, you are competing with every other affiliate who is promoting the same program. If you have your own list, then this isn’t that big of a problem. After all, people on your list know and love you, right? And so they’ll follow your recommendation. Unless they’re on someone else’s list (they are) who has already promoted the program. In which case, you’re not going to make many sales. Promoting affiliate memberships is a give and take. Less responsibility, no control and lots of competition. And this is why you might want to start your own membership. Look around and see what people in your niche desperately want and need, and then fill that want with your site. Outsource the content creation if you can, so you can focus on the important part – filling it with people. Once you’ve got your membership site up and running, it’s time to get busy promoting it. Use every technique you can think of and track everything. Find out what your best sources of traffic are, and then put all of your effort into just those methods. For example, maybe you buy traffic from Facebook, Adwords and solo ads. You also get free traffic from guest posting, forums and social media. 9 out of 10 new members are coming from Facebook, so what are you going to do? Drop all of your other methods and focus exclusively on Facebook advertising. Get your conversions up and your costs down and now you have a viable way of getting a continuous influx of new members into your site. Want even more members? Show affiliates how well your offer is converting, and you can get them to promote your membership site, too. There are plenty of affiliates out there who want that continuous, month to month income that a good membership site provides. All you have to do is show them that your funnel is converting and members are sticking. Naturally, there are a lot more details than this to starting a membership site. But hopefully this gets you thinking in that direction. Because if you want true financial freedom as quickly as possible and with as little stress as possible, then almost nothing can beat having your own successful membership site. One more thing – the first site is the hardest. Once you have a membership site that’s clearing at least a couple of thousand dollars each month like clockwork, continue to build on that one while building your second membership site, and so forth. Create a membership empire to secure your finances, and then you can experiment with anything you like. Security first, right? https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/how-to-know-youll-get-paid-every-month/?feed_id=2464&_unique_id=63bc5f288837a

How to Stop Making Lousy Decisions

In Chip and Dan Heath’s book ‘Decisive,’ they lay out three ways to make truly excellent decisions that can have a very positive impact on your business and your life. How to Stop Making Lousy Decisions 1: The Vanishing Options Test In 1994, Quaker Oats made the decision to buy the drink company Snapple for a whopping 1.8 BILLION dollars – perhaps one of the worst business decisions of all time. They didn’t consider any other options. Believe it or not, no one in the company even argued not to buy it or suggested an alternative. If they had simply expanded their choices by asking, “What other options do we have?” they would have been far more likely to make a better decision. Do you decide to do things without giving yourself multiple options first? Do you limit your choices before you even start? For example, instead of asking, “Should I promote this product to my list?” Ask yourself what other products you might promote instead that would be a better fit for your list. Instead of asking, “Should I buy this piece of software or hire this person for my business?” Ask yourself what your other options are to get the task done. Here’s why it works: Anytime you give your brain a ‘this or that’ option, it’s hemmed in by just those two possibilities and won’t think any further. Instead, ask yourself, “What options would I consider if my current options disappeared?” By giving yourself multiple choices instead of just one or two, you greatly increase your odds of making a good decision and even the best decision for you and your business. The key is to expand your choices before you narrow them down. 2: The ‘Tell My Friend’ Solution In 1985, Andy Grove, President of Intel, faced a problem – should he end the company’s line of memory chips, or not? Management was torn on the question and Andy didn’t know what to do. So he asked himself, “If we got kicked out and the board brought in a new CEO, what do you think he or she would do?” Now the answer was obvious – get out of memories. The right question made a tough problem easy. This question helped him to overcome the biggest enemy to making the correct decision: Emotions. You’re angry at your husband so you don’t talk to him. You’re excited about getting the exact make, model and color car you want, so you overpay. And so forth. These decisions are clouded by emotion, and if it weren’t for that emotion, you would make different decisions. Here’s why it works: Your emotions cloud your logic. So instead of asking what you should do, ask, “What would I tell my best friend to do?” This helps you to look past your emotions and makes even the toughest decisions easy. 3: The ‘Test it Now’ Solution In the late 1990’s, Bill Gross wanted to sell cars on the internet. He was sure the idea could work, but at the time it was risky. Would people spend $20,000 on a car they’d never seen, much less test-driven? Bill didn’t try to guess. Instead, he engineered a test run by hiring a CEO for 90 days to do one thing: SELL ONE CAR over the internet. Usually we do the opposite. We go all in on a decision without having a clue if it’s the right one or not. We spend all of our time and resources on this risk, when we could have gotten our answer with one small test. For example, why hire someone as a full time employee when you can hire them for one project and see what they do? Why spend six months creating a huge information product when you can create a small one in a day and see if there is a market for it? Here’s why it works: We often get so fired up about a new idea, that we don’t even take time to find out if it will work or not. But by running a small test, we can see if we should proceed or go in a different direction. Whenever possible, create a small test to find out if you’re on the right track. “Why am I guessing when I can run a small test and know for certain?” That’s it – three techniques that can save you a load of headaches and money in your online business and in life. https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/how-to-stop-making-lousy-decisions/?feed_id=2451&_unique_id=63bc34c19ddf5

How to Publish & Sell One-of-a-Kind Info

So many products are simply a rehash of other products, and the same goes for books. How to Publish & Sell One-of-a-Kind Info Someone wants to write a book on persuasion, so they buy five books on persuasion, read them and then take all the best ideas from the books and write a new course or book or whatever. But what if you want truly unique, stand-alone info that no one else has? Then you’ve got to go to the sources. Let’s say your niche is cat care, and you’re in a forum where people are discussing how they helped their cat get over a certain illness. In that forum you meet Jessie, who found a way to cure her cat in half the normal time at one-tenth the normal expense. You contact Jessie and ask for an interview, which you then turn into a product. No one else has this information because it’s something Jessie came up with in her veterinary practice, or wherever. You now have a product no one else has. Split the profits with Jessie, and do it again and again with people who know stuff that no one else knows. For example, you can dig through various niches and find people doing new, unique, unusual things, or people who have just achieved some sort of milestone, or anything special that solves a problem or gives a benefit that people want. Do an interview over email, Skype or any method you choose. Let your subject know you’re thinking of using this in a product, and that you’ll share the profits. Almost no one will turn you down on this, especially if you’re working outside of the make money niche. And now you have an endless source of truly new, helpful info that you can turn into posts, products and books. This is a great way to make a big name yourself in any niche. Pretty soon people will be approaching you, asking if they can share their discoveries in exchange for a slice of the profits. Simply write up the info they give you, pad it out as needed, write some sales copy and get busy selling it. This is a perfect business model for almost any niche outside of IM where money is being spent. And it works especially well if you’re solving people’s urgent problems – like getting kitty over her illness twice as fast at one-tenth the expense. https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/how-to-publish-sell-one-of-a-kind-info/?feed_id=2438&_unique_id=63bc0a8464ad0

Wanna Go Big? Do This...

There are only so many hours in your day, which is to say, you can only do so much. Wanna Go Big? Do This... In the beginning of your business, you’re probably doing everything yourself. But as things start working and making money, you’ve got to scale it up if you want to keep growing the business. If you don’t scale, then you can’t grow beyond the point of what you can do alone. That’s why you want to begin outsourcing as much as you can. And the easiest way to do it is to record yourself performing each step of your business, so you can hand the recordings over to an outsourcer to do these things for you. Either write it up, take screenshots or use video recording. And no, it doesn’t have to be perfect. You’re simply going to hand it to an outsourcer and let them take over the task for you. Remember, your goal is to work ON your business, not IN your business. Otherwise you will have trouble hitting six figures and you will never come close to that magical seven figure income. https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/wanna-go-big-do-this/?feed_id=2425&_unique_id=63bbe029d3517

How Rich Marketers Think

There is a thought in online marketing that if you just get the mechanics right, then everything will fall into place and you’ll get rich. How Rich Marketers Think I’m not here to dispute that. Rather, I’d like to suggest that mindset plays a bigger role than most people think. After all, if thoughts are things – and quantum physics tells us this is true – then what you think can have a huge impact on the success of your business. Don’t believe me? Take two people – one has a track record of building million-dollar businesses. The other has a track record of never having had a major success in his life. Who would you bet on to build a million-dollar business? The one with the track record, of course. But let me ask you this… do you think that both of these individuals view business – and specifically, the acquisition of money – in the same way? You might guess that the successful person who has made millions of dollars sees money in an entirely different way than the person who has never been successful. One sees opportunity everywhere – the other sees obstacles. One sees challenges to overcome – the other sees problems that cannot be solved. One believes leverage is the way to get rich – the other believes hard work will win the day. One believes money is abundant – the other believes it’s scarce. One thinks about how to make more money – the other thinks about how not to lose money… … and so forth. If you take the second person – the one who has never had a major success – and implant the thought patterns and beliefs of the first person concerning money and business… …do you think the second person could then build a million-dollar online business as well? That’s our question for the day. And you, with your consent, will be our test subject. If you’ve never built a million-dollar business but you would like to, then I’m challenging you here and now to adopt the following thoughts and make them yours. This means that reading them once won’t be enough. You’ve got to integrate them into your thinking 24/7. They have to become as much a part of you as your belief that you should eat, sleep and brush your teeth. You’ve got to believe in these as much as you believe the sun will come up tomorrow. In other words, you’ve got to make these thoughts YOURS. You might do this by rereading the following list when you wake up and when you go to sleep each night. You might write them out long hand, or record them and listen to them on your Mp3 player. Just do whatever it takes to make these thoughts your own. And just so you know, we did not pull these out of thin air. They come from a very solid book by Steve Siebold entitled, “How Rich People Think.” We’ve simply put our own online marketing spin on them. If you’ve ever wanted a roadmap on how to be rich – I dare say this might be it. Take these thoughts and combine them with any proven online business plan, and you should be making money – significant money – in no time at all. Your results will vary. Remember that making these thoughts yours is just the first step – working your business is the second. And doing one without the other is probably just going to waste your time. Just to be clear, we’re going to differentiate the two types of thinking as “Non-rich” and “Rich” thinking. “Rich” is, of course, a relative term. To a millionaire, a billionaire is rich, while the billionaire might think the millionaire is poor by comparison. Let’s get started… The non-rich think: The rich are obsessed with money While the rich think: Being obsessed with success is a wonderful thing Why is it that we think obsessions are necessarily bad? If a person is obsessed with being healthy or with helping others, we generally don’t criticize. But if they are obsessed with being successful, we like to point out that there is something wrong with them. But why do we do this? Most likely because it’s easier for us to say they are wrong than it is to become obsessed with success ourselves. When you’re rich, you have the ultimate freedom to do what you want, when you want. Money is simply a gauge by which you measure how successful you are. If you can think of business as a game you love to win, then you can become obsessed with success in a healthy, productive manner. It’s all about what you can accomplish and how many people you can help with your online business. The primary motivator for many millionaires is reaching a certain net worth – a number that is different for everybody. Assuming your business is legit and helps people - and hopefully it does - then the bigger the number you reach, the more people you’ve helped. And think about this: when you hit your number, then you are free to chase higher pursuits such as philanthropy, time freedom and personal fulfillment. So yes, go ahead and get obsessed with success. If that means working on your online business 14 hours a day for a few months, go for it. Success is calling and it’s time to answer that call. The non-rich think: Saving is the way to get rich While the rich think: Earning more money is the way to get rich The non-rich cling tightly to their meager assets because of fear of loss and uncertainty of the future. Then when an economic correction occurs, they suffer catastrophic losses they cannot recover. The rich, while understanding that saving and investing are important, also direct their energies toward making more money by serving others and solving problems. If a catastrophic loss occurs, they turn their attention to financial opportunities that occur in a downward economy and often become all the richer for it. It’s a question of whether you operate from fear or abundance. Either mindset can lose money, but only the abundance mindset can quickly recover the money and more. Focus on building an online empire of several different income streams, not on saving pennies. The non-rich think: Trading time for money makes sense While the rich think: Non-linear thinking and leverage is the way to get rich Any time you’re trading your time for a paycheck, you’re actually trading the most valuable commodity you have – your precious time – for a fixed income. If hard work made fortunes, every fast food employee would be rich. The rich generate money through ideas that solve problems. And since there is no limit to ideas, there is also no limit to the money you can earn. The right idea at the right time can make a fortune. Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft are classic examples of this. Look at your own online business and you can see this at work. For example, if you write a book to sell to one person, you are trading time for money. This is what ghostwriters do. But if you sell the book yourself, you can continue to sell copies of it every day for the rest of your life. You get paid over and over for work you did once. And if you hire someone to write the book for you, now you are experiencing true leverage. The non-rich think: Rich people are evil While the rich think: Rich people are ambitious The average person has been programmed to think rich people are somehow evil, dishonest and deceitful. And while this is occasionally the case, as a general rule self-made rich people have used their drive, ambition and vision to build something that helps a lot of people. Believing that rich people are inferior or morally lacking makes a great excuse for why a person isn’t rich – after all, they’re a nice person, and they don’t want to hurt anyone. But if the non-rich will take responsibility for their financial plight and adopt the thinking of the rich, then they, too, can become rich. And in the process, they can prove that not all rich people are evil. The non-rich think: Being a lone-wolf is an positive quality While the rich think: Building wealth is a team effort When the non-rich folks have jobs, they’re paid for their individual efforts. They’re lone wolves, and they believe that if they start their own business, then they have to do it on their own. But the rich (and future rich) know that building anything worthwhile is a team effort. Finding the right people and leveraging their knowledge and action is key to achieving success quickly and on a large scale. The rich are team leaders. The non-rich try to do everything themselves. The rich know their strengths and weaknesses and find people who fill the gaps in their knowledge and abilities. The non-rich believe they can eventually learn everything they need to know to become successful. If you can build a team and share the credit for your success, then you can achieve almost anything, and do it in a surprisingly short amount of time. But if you go it alone, success will always be just around the corner and just out of reach. In your online business, figure out what you’re good at and what you enjoy doing. Then outsource everything else. This will shave your time from conception to launch in half or less, keep you happy and more than double your profits. Try it – once you do, you’ll never go back to trying to do everything yourself. The non-rich think: Money is bad While the rich think: Money is fantastic If you were to ask most people why they don’t have money or even just what they think of money, you’ll realize why they’re broke. They see ambitious people as greedy and self-serving. They think money is a necessary evil that must be managed but should not be their focus. And there are better things to do with their time than be successful, like watch TV, sports and so forth. The rich see money as a positive tool that can create freedom and opportunity to do what they want and have the life they enjoy. Money removes restrictions and lets them do what they want, when they want and where they want. When you have money, you can engage in your favorite pastimes, help out the less fortunate and improve life for others beyond yourself. Whether you believe money is evil or a tool for empowerment will make the difference between whether or not you have money. The non-rich think: Formal education leads to wealth While the rich think: Specific knowledge creates wealth While rich people respect a formal education and encourage their children to attend university, they don’t see it as a way to build a financial empire. Many self-made millionaires have very little formal education. They’ve amassed their wealth through getting, using and selling specific knowledge and information. College typically prepares a person to trade time for money, and this is rarely the way to real wealth. Rich people work from a non-linear mindset, with no limits or boundaries. Give an employee a problem, and they will try to solve it for the company. Give someone with a rich person’s mindset a problem, and they will not only solve it, but then sell the solution to everyone who needs it, thereby creating wealth. And if the person with the rich mindset can’t solve the problem, they’ll hire someone to solve it for them, and again sell the solution to make their fortune. Problem solving is an asset that can build empires. While academics and the middle class see problems as being complex, the rich mindset is able to break those same problems down to their essence to find the solution. Bill Gate’s founding of Microsoft is a wonderful example of this trait at work. As an online marketer, you have the opportunity to present solutions to people around the world. And you don’t always have to find the solutions, either. You can act as a reporter, finding out what people need and then reporting back to them with a product that fills that need. The non-rich think: About spending While the rich think: About investing Do you really, truly need that new car? Or will your old one last for a few more years? Living beyond your means isn’t living at all. It’s self-imposed slavery, where you have to go to work just to keep your nose above water and eek out a meager existence. The self-made rich primarily buy the things they truly need and the things that will make them more money. True, once they become wealthy they do splurge, but by then they’ve earned the right. Many self-made millionaires are ordinary people who went without luxuries and extravagances while they were building their fortunes. Instead of lattes and going to the movies, they invested in stocks and real estate. But the real answer isn’t just to be frugal and live on as little as possible – it’s to double or triple your income and invest a large portion of that. Ideally you want to live the good life, and if that means being cautious with your finances for a few years while you increase your income and your investments, it’s well worth the price you pay to then be financially free. Investing your money into your online business can be the most freeing thing you ever do. Imagine being able to retire in 5-10 years, and then ask yourself if watching your money for that length of time while focusing on making more was worth it. The answer will invariably be yes. The non-rich think: “If only I could win the lottery…” While the rich think: “Let’s get busy and make this happen!” People love the lottery because they think it’s their only chance to get rich. Sadly for most, they’re probably right. And it’s not because they’re not capable, either. It’s because they don’t believe in themselves and their ability to create wealth. The rich know that talk is cheap, and take daily action to build their wealth because they know they can do it. Beliefs dictate behavior, and behavior dictates results. If you believe you can succeed, then you’ll take action to do exactly that. That’s why you’re in online marketing – because you believe you can succeed. But do you really, truly believe you can become rich? If not, you might want to adjust your thinking. The non-rich think: Money changes people  While the rich think: Money reveals people The average person has beliefs that money turns good people into greedy, corrupt, uncaring jerks. This limiting belief not only keeps people poor – it also serves as an excuse for why they’re unsuccessful. But the self-made rich know that success and money reveal the true person inside. If you were a crook before you were wealthy, you’ll be an even bigger crook once you’ve got money. If you were kind and generous before becoming wealthy, odds are you’ll do a lot of good with your money to help people, animals and the world. Take a good look at your own personality, and then imagine them amplified by wealth. Do you like what you see? If so, great. If not, you might want to make some changes now, before money amplifies traits you’re not proud of. The non-rich think: You have to have money to make money While the rich think: You should use other people’s money to get rich Did you know it’s easier to borrow $10 million dollars than it is to borrow $10,000? It sounds crazy, but this is exactly how the rich think. They don’t use the words, “I can’t afford it.” Rather, they think in terms of, “Is it worth buying, investing in or pursuing?” If it is, they find the money. Again, this is all about linear thinking: “I have to make money in order to invest it in order to get rich.” There’s nothing wrong with this, except that it takes time. A lot of time. And life is short. Let’s say you’re starting an online business. You’ve got a proven business model that works, along with a great product. You could work yourself silly getting free traffic in order to get sales. Or you could get an investor who can pay for traffic. In the first case, it might take you months to make enough to buy consistent traffic, at which time your product might already be out of date. But in the second case, you can send massive, targeted traffic to your offer from day one. In the first case, profits will come slowly. In the second case, you’ll be making solid money from day 1. The non-rich think: Self-made rich people are somehow smarter While the rich think: Self-made rich people are more savvy – not smarter Memorizing information to get good grades in high school or score well on an IQ test won’t make you rich. There is a theory that the “A” students end up working for the “C” students, and this is likely true more than we realize. Different people are smart in different ways. Some can memorize information, some are good at physical things, some are music smart, and others have an ability to figure things out. The self-made rich have a talent for making money. Fortunately, no one is born with this talent (how many babies have you seen on Wallstreet?) which tells us that this talent can be learned. And the best way to learn to make money is to find out what’s working for others and model their success. That’s why ‘how to make money’ programs are so popular. People want to be rich, but they don’t know how to do it. They want someone to show them the ropes. This is key if you’re in the make money niche. Explain to your prospects that your system is proven to work because others are already making money doing it. Just follow the blueprint, and you can succeed. Just make sure your products live up to this promise. By reading this article, you are now one step closer to becoming rich yourself. And by knowing, understanding and incorporating rich thoughts into your everyday life, you are setting the stage for your own success. Oddly enough, this article wasn’t about money at all – it’s about mindset. And when you have the right mindset, then everything else falls into place. https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/how-rich-marketers-think/?feed_id=2412&_unique_id=63bbb5dd48dc4

Sunday, January 8, 2023

The Secret to Profitability in Continuity Programs

The ‘secret’ isn’t all that secret, and yet most marketers get this wrong. The Secret to Profitability in Continuity Programs You simply have to give a much higher value than the price that subscribers pay, and two things will happen: They will join in droves, and they will STAY and continue to pay. It doesn’t matter if you’re charging $10 a month or $1,000 a month. Just make sure that your members are getting far more than the price they are paying. For example, let’s say you want to build a membership on how to start an online business. If you give your subscribers an eight week guarantee (think ClickBank) and a promise that they can start earning by the fourth week, you’re in business. If you further promise full email support, you’ll do even better. Yes, you’ll outsource the support, and it will be well worth the cost. Many members will join just to get that live support. Subscribers get new content each week, they have 8 weeks to get a refund, they’ll be making money in just 4 weeks, AND they have live support – do you think that might be a winner? Absolutely. And you can use a similar model no matter what niche you’re in. Let’s say you teach golfing. You promise that in 4 weeks they will shave 4 strokes off of their game. They have an 8 week guarantee. And sure, maybe you even throw in live support of some kind, too. Again, you’ve got a winner. Always give far more in value than you’re charging for your membership sites, and you can’t go wrong. https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/the-secret-to-profitability-in-continuity-programs/?feed_id=2399&_unique_id=63bb8b7a57547

When Last Place is Really First Place

Did you enjoy the Olympics? Every four years we get to see the best of the best and their gold medals, but sometimes the best inspiration comes from those who don’t win – or even someone who came in dead last. When Last Place is Really First Place In 1988, Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards became the first competitor since 1928 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping. How did Eddie do? He came in #58 out of 58. But it didn’t matter. His fans loved him for other reasons. He had no trainer, no money, no practice facilities – and some called him the great British loser. He had a cheerful air of bumbling incompetence, epitomized by the big pink goggles he wore. Says Eddie, “I got my letter saying, ‘Congratulations, you can represent Great Britain in the Olympic games’ when I was in a mental hospital in Finland. I wasn’t a patient. I was there because it was the cheapest place for me to stay.” On getting ready to do his jump, Eddie says, “There were about 85 or 90 thousand people in the ski jump area, and I thought this is going to be really good, I’m really going to go for this. The Germans and the Swiss and the Italians were going down jumping, but the crowd were ignoring them and chanting, ‘Eddie! Eddie!’” “And I got out and sat on the bar and they started cheering and cheering and it was great!” “When you sit at the top of the ski jump, you look down, and you’re probably about 500 or 600 feet up from where you’re actually going to finish. You can see a million and one different reasons why you shouldn’t really go down. So you do have to be not a little crazy, but probably a lot.” “You’re traveling at 65 or 75 miles per hour. Within about a second you’ll be 250 feet up from where you’re going to be landing. And you just try to relax and let your skis carry you to the bottom of the hill.” “It’s the most exciting, exhilarating feeling in the world.” Eddie’s British record jump of 71 meters landed him in 58th place – out of 58 competitors, 19 meters behind the jumper who placed 57th. And if you ask anyone in Great Britain, “Who won the Olympic ski jump in 1988?” Almost no one could tell you. But if you ask, “Who is Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards?” They’ll tell you all about the crazy ski jump guy who they still remember and love to this day. Eddie stood on the top of the precipice and said, “Geronimo!” The British people were so proud of him for just trying, that winning didn’t matter a bit. He dared to go where most of us won’t. Yes, he came in dead last, but he will be forever and fondly remembered by his country for doing what no one else had done in 60 years. So what daring thing are you afraid to do? Whether it’s something online or in real life, take Eddie’s example and just go for it. You might just become a legend. https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/when-last-place-is-really-first-place/?feed_id=2386&_unique_id=63bb61331e72b

How to Make a Small List Pay BIG

You’re just starting out and your list only has 500 or 1,000 people. How to Make a Small List Pay BIG While it’s true you would gladly trade your small list for one that’s 100 times bigger, it’s also true that if you treat your little list right, you can still make really good money. How does that work? By getting personal. First, answer emails that you get from your list. When someone reads your latest email and takes the time to write to you – answer them. You’ve only got 1,000 people on your list, so odds are only 5 to 10 will ever write to you at a time. Yes, you can do this. Keep it personal. Second, let your list members know that they are part of a very small, intimate, private community by telling them. Otherwise they’ll assume you’ve got a gazillion people on your list and don’t give a flying flip about any of them. Third, email them daily. Yes, DAILY. Keep in constant contact with them. Update them on the latest news and give a tidbit here and there about yourself. Fourth, care about their success. If you really, truly care, then it will show in your emails to them. Communicate how important they are and that you want to help them succeed in a big way. Fifth, hold open Q and A sessions over webinars, Skype or your favorite platform. Don’t charge anything, and let your subscribers know it is only for your list. You’re creating the feeling that they belong to a small, exclusive, private group. Sixth, send out emails that start with something personal, such as, “Hi (name) – I wanted to contact you personally because I think you might be a good fit for my coaching program.” Seventh, ask for their help or opinion on something and then answer every response. Doing these little things will keep your list engaged and interacting with you. And when you send out an offer for just 10 people to get personalized coaching at $500 a month, what do you think will happen? Odds are you’ll fill those slots in less than a day with no additional effort at all. You might even have a waiting list of people who didn’t make the first ten slots. What happens when someone emails their list of 100,000 with the exact same offer? Surprisingly, there’s a good chance they’ll have trouble selling those ten slots, even though their list is 100 times bigger. You can make great money with a small list when you take the time to get personal with your subscribers. https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/how-to-make-a-small-list-pay-big/?feed_id=2373&_unique_id=63bb363cb425b

Think You Can’t Compete?

Okay, your competition has been around longer than you. Think You Can’t Compete? They know more than you about your customers, your products, your marketing… …let’s face it – they’re racehorses, and you’re a mule. But what does that mean? New marketers feel like they are coming into a race when it’s three-quarters over. Seasoned marketers know more, have more tools, more contacts, more customers, bigger lists, more outsourcers and so forth. How is a mule to compete against a tried and true racehorse? One step at a time, that’s how. In 1976, the Great American Horse Race – 3,500 miles long through 13 American states – had 90 teams of purebred racehorses competing… And 1 team of mules. That’s right, mules - competing with thoroughbreds from across the world in the perhaps the longest, greatest horse race ever. Entered in the race were Viking horses from Iceland; Arabian stallions, favored to win by almost everyone; tall Irish thoroughbreds; striking Appaloosas; and horses from France, Australia, Denmark and Japan. And then there was Lord Fauntleroy, the mule. “Leroy,” for short, was the choice steed of Virl Norton, a steeplejack from San Jose, California. Lady Eloise was the backup mule. And no one – no one – took them seriously. 3,500 miles later, you already know who won: The most unlikely victor in any horse race, ever. As Leroy crossed the finish line into the stadium, he flopped his ears and gave a victorious “hee-haw.” The mule had won with 315.47 total hours. Second place went to an Arabian, clocking 324.6 hours. That’s right – it wasn’t even close. When you think you can’t compete – when you’re sure you don’t know enough, have enough experience, don’t have the contacts or whatever thought is going through your head, just think of Leroy. No one expected him to win except his owner and rider, Norton. Maybe no one expects you to win, either, except maybe your spouse or loved-one. That’s okay, because if you simply stay in the race and be consistent, you can outshine them all… Or at least cross the finish line with a lovely payday for yourself. https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/think-you-cant-compete/?feed_id=2360&_unique_id=63bb0ae9dcf4e

7 Ways to Get Free Traffic for Your Blog

So you've set up your blog and you've got several posts – and no readers. Now what? Here are 7 proven methods to drive traffic to your blog in no time... 7 Ways to Get Free Traffic for Your Blog Facebook Fan Pages. You can set up a Fan Page for your blog in about a minute – ten minutes if you're hunting for a photo and just the right thing to say. It's simple, easy and free, and here's my favorite part: Once people become fans of your blog they'll be able to see your blog updates when they're on Facebook. Plus, when they like your blog, their friends see that and check out your blog, too. Some of them 'like' it, and their friends check out your blog, and so forth. Twitter. Yes, just about everyone seems to be either on Twitter or joining, so go ahead and set up a Twitter account just for your blog. Again, it'll take you a whopping 2 to 3 minutes. Make a few interesting Tweets, and then begin adding followers. Use one of the many Twitter add-ons to schedule your tweets to run around the clock, mixing them up and always making them interesting. Tweet each time you make a new blog post, and be sure to use your blog's URL in your profile. Ask others to retweet you, continue to build your followers, and you'll be driving traffic to your blog in no time. Forum signatures. We're going to assume you're blogging about a topic you thoroughly enjoy, and thus you belong to at least one forum that focuses on that topic. Be sure to place your blog information in your signature line, using something catchy that teases them into checking out your blog. Social Networking, RSS Feeds and Blog Directories. How are people bookmarking and /or finding blogs these days? Through blog directories, RRS feeds and social networking. That's why you want your blog to have all those social networking buttons – they're not just for decoration. And get your blog listed in all of the big blog directories as well. Here's a list to start you out... http://www.toprankblog.com/rss-blog-directories/ Blog Commenting. Find the most widely read blogs in your niche and comment on their posts. Here's how: Create an Icon that absolutely catches the eye. If you're not sure what it should look like, spend some time looking at other Icons/Gravatars and see which ones positively pop out at you. Next, leave helpful, interesting comments on the blogs, always with your blog's URL in the website field. Last, watch to see which of these blogs sends you the most traffic, and focus your commenting on those blogs. Better yet, hire someone to post the comments for you. Guest Posting. Now that you've been leaving great comments on these blogs, let's take it a step further. Contact the blog owners and ask if you can write a guest post for them. Since they've been (hopefully) seeing and reading your comments, there's a good chance they will be open to letting you do the heavy lifting of writing a blog post for them. To increase the chance they'll say yes, actually attach the blog post to your email. If they turn you down, it could be because they didn't like your topic, so ask if there is something else they would prefer. Then resubmit your original blog post to another blog. Ezine Articles Dot Com. Yes, this is still a good way to drive free traffic, for a couple of reasons. First, people searching for information on Google often land on a particular article at this website – so why shouldn't it be your article? With your blog in the resource box, this can result in free traffic. And occasionally your article will end up on someone else's website – again, a good source of free traffic, not to mention another backlink. https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/7-ways-to-get-free-traffic-for-your-blog/?feed_id=2347&_unique_id=63bae0860881a

How to Get Your Blog Posts Read

I feel almost silly writing an article on this topic, because I can sum it up in one sentence: Write about your own personal experiences in story form. How to Get Your Blog Posts Read That's it! People love stories - especially true ones – that show you overcame an obstacle, solved a problem, created something positive and so forth. So if you're writing a blog post about how to increase traffic, use your own examples of what you did, how you did it, and the results. If you can flavor it with storytelling skills that keep your reader riveted, so much the better. And who better to show you how to tell a story than professional stand up comics? These guys and gals live and die by the story – they either get it right or they're booed off the stage, and being booed is not funny or fun. The steps to great storytelling according to comedians?
  1. Be Brief (don't ramble – get to the point)
  2. Give Details (the useful ones – don't bog the story down with useless stuff)
  3. Use Story Twists (surprise is a wonderful thing)
  4. Work the Crowd (or in this case, your readers)
  5. Act Out The Characters (difficult to do in a blog, but I've always thought lending your own personality or character to your writing is extremely important)
  6. Practice (write often – the more you write, the better you'll get)
  7. End on the Biggest Laugh (or point if you're a blogger)
Get the details on how comedians tell great stories here: http://www.askmen.com/money/how_to_400/443_how_to.html Implement these storytelling tips into your blog posts, and you'll engage your audience on a deeper level, and keep them hooked on your content. https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/how-to-get-your-blog-posts-read/?feed_id=2334&_unique_id=63bab650e2c19

How to Grab Attention on Facebook

Half of Facebook's more than 2.2 BILLION active users are on Facebook in any 24 hour period. In addition, the average U.S. Facebook user spends nearly 6 hours a month browsing this social network. How to Grab Attention on Facebook In other words, if your business isn't on Facebook yet, maybe it should be. And one of the first questions I invariably receive from newcomers concerning Facebook is, “What should I post to get people interested in my business?” Here are some ideas: Showcase your customers. If you've got photos, videos or emails from happy customers using your products, go ahead and show them. Just remember, you're not bragging about your product, you're showing what your customers are doing with your product. Keep the difference in mind when choosing and framing content and you can't go wrong. Instead of showing a testimonial from Jimmy telling how great your product is, show Jimmy using or enjoying your product, or show the direct results Jimmy achieved with your product. For example, if you teach your customers how to restore classic cars, show Jimmy with before and after shots of his car. Use humor. Don't make yourself or your business overly serious on Facebook. Instead, use light-hearted humor whenever possible. This isn't necessarily telling jokes – most times it's simply taking a poke at yourself or your day, showing something in a humorous light, being witty or simply sharing that silly thing that happened to you a few minutes ago. Post funny videos, especially if they're relevant to your business. And don't just grab videos from YouTube – make your own quick videos when you feel inspired. Give them content. Facebook isn't necessarily the place to offer long winded diatribes about anything. But it is a great place to share cool content – especially the “How-to” variety and the entertainment variety. And it doesn't all need to originate with you – use curated content to round out your own and keep people engaged. Let them inside. That is, show off your staff (if you have one) or your family or the inner workings of your business. Engage them by pulling back the curtain and showing what they normally wouldn't get to see. For example, if you're a one person business working out of your home, show them your office, your view, and your little dog that keeps you company. If your business has oodles of employees, post pictures of your in-office celebrations such as birthdays, as well as the antics that go on and so forth. By giving them a peak behind the curtain, your friends and fans feel very much included and part of the group. You're no longer just a business, you're part of their circle. Ask questions. Nothing engages other people like asking them their opinion on something, even if it's as silly as, “What's better: Baseball or Football, and why?” Posts with questions get the conversation rolling, especially when it's an easy question to answer. And be sure to respond to the answers you receive. Use these Facebook "attention getters" to quickly begin bringing more people your way. https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/how-to-grab-attention-on-facebook/?feed_id=2321&_unique_id=63ba8bfa6f1d1

Are Webinars For You?

Perhaps one of the easiest ways to make good money online is by doing webinars. Are Webinars For You? Here's how it works in a nutshell: You choose a date and topic for your webinar, promote it, give great information on the webinar and then promote a product at the end. It's like one big informational sales letter, in that you begin by giving away a great deal of awesome info, and you close by offering them even more information or a service or membership they can use to implement what they've just learned. If you either have a skill that others want to learn, or you can interview an expert who has the skill (or information) people want to learn, then you can do a webinar. Here are the steps to ensure your webinars generate income...
  1. Make the webinar an experience. There is so much I can say about this, but it might all boil down to the following: Do NOT be boring. As you put your webinar together, think about your customers and what they want to learn and experience. Make it interesting, exciting and fun. Plan to show major enthusiasm for your topic, and to answer questions. Remember, they can leave the webinar any time they like, so make sure it's worth staying for.

  2. Provide great tools. If you're partnering or using affiliates, provide great blog posts and emails so they can drive as much traffic as possible to your opt-in page. And provide a good variety – you don't want every affiliate sending out the same email, since they begin to look like spam. Instead, consider helping each affiliate to write a unique email tailored exclusively for their list.

  3. Spend time on your registration page. This is the page you and your partners or affiliates will be sending traffic to, and it's do or die. Prospects decide whether or not to sign up for your webinar based upon what's on the page, so spend a little time fine tuning it to produce the most sign-ups possible.

  4. In creating the slides for your webinar, try to have a new slide every minute or two with one or more important points on it. This keeps the webinar moving and interesting.

  5. You can do the webinar by yourself or with a partner. The nice thing about having a partner is you can have a give and take of information, adding in bits that the other might overlook. Of course whoever the expert is will do most of the talking, but the second person can ask questions and add a different dynamic to the call.

  6. Promote the webinar. Begin promoting no more than a week in advance because frankly, people have short memories. And as the webinar gets closer, promote it more often with increased urgency.

  7. Send reminders. The day before the webinar is the time to send the first reminder, preferably in the early evening. Send the second on the morning of the webinar, and the third reminder 30 minutes before it begins. “Did you forget?” Is a great subject line for the last minute email you send out. Also remind them that there are far more people signed up than there are open webinar slots (assuming this is true, which it usually is.) Suggest they get on the webinar early to ensure they get a “seat.”

  8. Start the webinar on time. Don't wait for stragglers, you'll just irritate those who bothered to show up on time.

  9. Give some of your best stuff. Seriously, you want to majorly over deliver, because the more you give, the more your listeners will want to know. If you hold everything back then not only do you run out of things to talk about – your listeners also wonder if you know anything at all.

  10. Be a tease. Seriously, while you're delivering great content you will also be inserting teasers here and there for the pitch that comes at the end. For example, you're telling them how to do “a, b and c,” and of course they'll need “d, e and f” which you don't have time to cover here but you'll give them a chance to learn all about it at the end of the presentation. For example: Your webinar is on traffic, so you teach several basic methods on the call and allude to the many advanced techniques they can also use – when they know how.

  11. Remember, it's not about you, it's about your audience. If your webinar system allows questions to be typed in (such as GoToWebinar) then the person who isn't doing the talking can keep track of the questions and make sure they get answered. Great trick: Imagine you are a new listener hearing you for the first time. What do you want to know? What isn't clear? What questions might you have? Always keep your listeners in mind, and even periodically check in with them to see if they're following what you're teaching.

  12. Make your offer deliciously irresistible. The entire webinar should flow nicely into the offer you're making, and the offer itself should be as irresistible as possible. Pile on the benefits, make it clear what this will allow them to accomplish, and back it with a super strong guarantee. Place the URL of the order page on the screen and tell them exactly what will happen when they order.

  13. Give a bonus to the first “x” number who grab your offer. This is a great way to get them off the fence and moving fast. Depending on the price point and the number of listeners, limit your special bonus to the first 10 to 50 people who sign up.

  14. Stay on to answer questions and give order updates. If one person has a question there's a good chance others have the same question. Plus you can be there in case they have a problem ordering. And as the orders come in, update the listeners on how many of the bonuses are already gone. This provides proof that others are buying and they should as well. You might even close out the webinar by letting them know you're confident the bonuses will sell out this evening.

  15. Follow-up. Send an email thanking them for attending and reminding them of the URL to order if they haven't already.

  16. Post the replay online for a few days and inform all those who did not attend to listen to it before you take it down.

It's fairly common to make several thousand dollars from one webinar, depending of course on your offer and your listeners. What if you don't have a product to promote? Then you've got a couple of options:

  1. Choose an affiliate product and ask the product owner to do the webinar with you, splitting the profit between the two of you.
  2. Make your product a series of teaching webinars. These are additional webinars that they pay to attend to learn the rest of what it is you're teaching. Record them and get transcriptions, and now you've got a product you can sell on future webinars.
So, are webinars for you?... If so, these tips will help you get started on the right track! https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/are-webinars-for-you/?feed_id=2308&_unique_id=63ba61bfdd78f

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Your Traffic Methods Determine Your Income

I see new marketers all the time who have a goal of $100,000 per year or even a million dollars per year. And how are they getting their traffic? They're happily submitting articles, writing blog posts and commenting in forums and blogs. Your Traffic Methods Determine Your Income Now, if your goal is to earn an extra $1,000-$2,000 per month, then these methods are great. But if you want to earn far more, you'll want to change the way you get traffic. No one that I know of is making large sums of money using only these methods. Instead, they are doing either SEO, PPC, Facebook Ads, or creating their own products and affiliate programs. Or they have a HUGE list. But how do you get a huge, responsive list? Generally by using SEO, PPC or some kind of advertising. So the real questions to think about when it comes to not only traffic but also any issue regarding your business is: A) What is your goal? B) Is what you're doing going to get you to that goal this year? And if it's not – look for another method. I will say there are of course always exceptions to the rule. If you're really good at a particular marketing strategy like blogging, or direct sales using Facebook chats and other social networking engagements AND you sell products that can pay you high commissions, it IS possible to build a 6 or 7 figure income with free marketing. But for the average person, paid advertising can be a faster path to the higher income tiers. Either way, choose a strategy that works within your current budget and commit to learning how to execute that strategy at the highest level possible if you are in the online marketing game to make a serious and life-changing income. https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/your-traffic-methods-determine-your-income/?feed_id=2295&_unique_id=63ba3770931d7

9 Ways to Be Certain You'll Fail in Internet Marketing

Success is great, but failure is EASIER! Come on... I know you can do it. Here's how: 9 Ways to Be Certain You'll Fail in Internet Marketing
  1. Be filled with doubt. Cultivate it at every step, looking for reasons why you will fail, why your business plan won't work, why effort is fruitless and hopeless. People who are successful want that success, they dream about it, breathe it, live it in their minds over and over before it happens in real life. When successful people feel doubt trying to creep in, they stamp it out faster than a cockroach in their kitchen. No wonder why they succeed. If you're going to fail and fail big, you've got to be sure you're filled with self-doubt from the time you get up until you fall asleep at night.
Whatever you do, do not listen to or read positive messages, do not become enthusiastic, and try your best not to be happy. Just sit in the corner quietly with your milk and a giant box of cookies (or your beer and burritos) and don't come out of that corner until you've convinced yourself that you're a big fat failure who will never succeed at anything. Remember, negative self-talk is crucial to your failure. If you let positive self-talk creep in, you may accidentally succeed, and then where would you be?
  1. Be a vacillating slick willy. Don't stick to one plan. Do NOT make any decisions. Do not move in one direction – move in all directions at once. Buy every ebook and program out there on how to be successful online, and then don't even read them. If you do read them, bounce from one to the next without doing anything. Change your mind every week on your course of action. When you've mastered this, begin changing your mind every day. Aim to change your mind hourly, because this is the pinnacle of failure.
Here's the monkey mind chatter to strive for: “Should you do this or do that or do this and that or that other thing or what about this hey I could do the thing over there but whoa, what's this? Maybe I should do this – what do you think?” Go ahead and second, third, fourth and fifth guess yourself silly and until your mind is numb and all you can do is veg out in front of the TV. Above all else, do NOT make one plan and stick to it – that's the kiss of success and you do not want that.
  1. Turn your obstacles into failures. Those stupid successful people are always taking their obstacles and turning them into triumphs. When their new website isn't cutting it, what do they do? Fix it until it's making sales, or start over and find a way to make it successful. That's crazy! And it's also more work, and who needs that? If you should accidentally actually DO something like build a new website, hope that it just sits there and gets moldy. That way you can heave a big sigh and say that “you tried” as you drown your sorrows in hops at the local pub.
Above all else, when you run into an obstacle do NOT take a step back and decide on your best course of action – this often leads to success. Do not decide that if this way didn't work, there must be a better way. And do not tell yourself that you just found one way that doesn't work, and you're that much closer to finding a way that does work. Instead, throw up your hands, say that Internet Marketing doesn't work because it's all just a big scam, and give up.
  1. Reinvent the wheel. If there is already a proven method for accomplishing something, ignore that method and go invent a new one. For example, there are all sorts of ways to successfully drive targeted traffic to websites, and these methods are used everyday by millions of online marketers. Do NOT use these methods! Instead, invent an entirely new method. This will take up lots of your time and probably lots of your money, too.
Plus the odds of it working are miniscule to none, so you're almost guaranteed to fail. See how easy it is to avoid success? Simply thumb your nose at anything that's proven to work and strike out to find an entirely new method to fail. (I have this traffic idea, by the way, which involves 3 dairy cows, a radial antennae and a photo of a Topeka Taco Stand – I'll let you know how it works out.)
  1. Indulge in plenty of delusions of grandeur. Your product is going to be the biggest thing since the iPod only it's going to be BIGGER because even the tribesmen of the rainforest will be buying this up faster than blow darts and you're going to get so much free publicity that Oprah is going to do a 1 hour prime time special just on you and your product and cripes, even your own MOTHER will love it, and she hates everything!
Whew. In your quest for Internet marketing failure, feeding these festering frenzied fantastic feats of glory will take up a major share of your time. After all, if you're daydreaming you're not working. You're also not looking at the real world issues of whether or not there is actually a demand for your new discount concrete billy bob beer and crumpet party statues. One of the fastest ways to fail is to devise a product no one but you desires – and then spend your time daydreaming about the fortune you're about to make. Besides, this is all about failure. What are you dreaming about making fortunes anyway?
  1. Be careless. Sure your ghostwriter just submitted the new product to you – just go ahead and launch it without reading it, right? Of course! How else are you going to miss the glaring error on page 42, or the fact that she omitted the entire key section people are dying to read?
Look, if you attend to details and make sure everything is in order prior to launch, you might actually be successful. So when your programmer sends you that new software, don't check it, don't click any links and do not test it. Just assume it's good enough and start selling – you may do enough damage to your reputation to ensure future failure on a permanent basis.
  1. Be lazy. Go watch TV, stay in bed, play video games, whatever. Just do NOT go to work on your business because you might actually accomplish something. Pity all those successful people who spend hours upon hours working on their business – no wonder why they are confined to making money, getting accolades and being successful. If they only knew how easy it is to fail they would just stop accomplishing stuff.

  2. Be sick. That's right – how can you succeed if you're sick all the time, right? So go ahead and eat that junk food. Stay up all night. Drink until you puke. And above all, do NOT exercise. Exercise is shown to increase your health in a thousand and one different ways, including making you THINK better.

And if you're thinking better, you're probably realizing this entire article has been utterly ridiculous – after all, you already know how to fail. Everyone knows that. And while it does take some effort to fail, it's well worth it. How else can you lay on your deathbed one day, wishing you'd achieved your goals instead of being a doubt-filled, vacillating, failure seeking, wheel reinventing, delusional, careless, lazy, sick, almost-was Internet marketer? Yes, there is a #9 – and that's to go do the OPPOSITE of all the opposites I just wrote about. Success isn't hard – you just need to get busy NOT doing all the things we've just covered here. https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/9-ways-to-be-certain-youll-fail-in-internet-marketing/?feed_id=2282&_unique_id=63ba0d20a3dbd

What If You Simply Do The Opposite?

Over and over we hear how to succeed, how to achieve our goals and dreams, and so forth. And yet, somehow most people are falling far short of those goals and dreams... What If You Simply Do The Opposite? Now why is that? Perhaps it's time to do the opposite. In a famous episode of Seinfeld, George Costanza was a perennial loser who one day decided to do the opposite of what he would normally do in every facet of his life. Result? Success! Another example is contrarian investing – that is, going against conventional wisdom to buy when others are selling and selling when everyone else is buying – has been known to build fortunes. And this holds true for not only investments, but also in real estate. Another example of the opposite working: Over and over we've been told to do affirmations to improve our outlook and our outcome. Result? If we do them a million, billion, gazillion times, they absolutely do work. But who wants to repeat the same phrases over and over 50 times a day? Not me. Now I hear that if we simply rephrase our affirmation as a question, we only need to say it a few times here and there for it to work. So instead of saying, “I'm a success. I'm a success. I'm a SUCCESS!” we now ask ourselves, “Why am I so successful?” Go ahead and try it and see if it doesn't feel different than simply telling yourself you're a success. Powerful, isn't it? That's because by asking the question, you are telling yourself to find all the reasons why you are successful. In other words, rather than just hearing words over and over, you are now actively participating in the process, and putting your subconscious mind to work helping you find the answers. What a difference! I was going to write an article tomorrow on how to be successful, but I think I'll scratch that. Instead, I'm going to write about how NOT to be successful, and we'll see what happens. My tongue is firmly planted in my cheek as I write this, so let's have some fun! Stay tuned for tomorrow's installment where I share with you "9 Ways to Be Certain You'll Fail in Internet Marketing"... Be sure NOT to come back tomorrow to check it out, ok! ;) https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/what-if-you-simply-do-the-opposite/?feed_id=2269&_unique_id=63b9e125d7f28

The 6 Worst Affiliate Marketing Mistakes

You don't have your own product yet and you want to make some money promoting affiliate products. But if you promote affiliate products via email, there is a better than even chance that you are making at least one of these mistakes and it's costing you money. Imagine if every time you promote a product, you make more money with no more effort because you stop making these mistakes – wouldn't that be worth exploring? The 6 Worst Affiliate Marketing Mistakes 1. Promoting A Product Without Knowing Much About It Just because other people are promoting a product doesn't necessarily mean that you should, too. If you don't know what it is that you're selling, it makes sense that you're going to do a lousy job of promoting it. “Hey, buy this product because other people are buying it so it must be good.” What kind of a recommendation is that? That's why you want to either get a review copy from the merchant prior to launch, or buy the product yourself. Then spend time actually using the product. Pick out 3 to 5 things you love about it and highlight these in your promotion. BONUS:  By reviewing the product prior to promoting it, you'll discover if it's something you want to stake your reputation on. After all, if you recommend a shoddy product, your list isn't going to be happy and your reputation will take a hit. Promote enough shoddy products and you'll need to change your name and build a new list. 2. Using The Same Promo Copy Everyone Else Is Using It's the day of the big launch and you copy and paste the same email a hundred other affiliates are sending to their lists – do you really think your readers aren't on some of these other lists as well? When they see you're just a cookie cutter of everyone else, they're going to recognize your emails as junk and hit the delete button. Even if they are interested in the product, they're going to find someone else to purchase it from who's already used the product and can give them the insider's perspective on what to expect. When you write your own emails, you stand completely apart from the crowd. While the cookie cutter emails are being ignored, yours are getting read and receiving clicks. Write your own promotional emails with your own unique personality and slant, with sincerity and belief in what you are saying, and you will outperform other affiliates with lists larger than your own. 3. Not Adding Value Always think of what you can add to the product to produce more value. For example, you can add a product of your own as a bonus, or do a coaching call for everyone who purchases. You might start a mastermind group to help the buyers implement what they learn in the course, or even create a new product to give them as a bonus (which you can then sell to others.) Always think about how you can add value. Many times it can be as simple as adding a 10 page report or 5 minute video on how to do something step-by-step that is called for in the product.  And be sure the value you add is directly related to the product you are promoting. If the product is how to grow magnificent roses, then a report on the best places to buy rose fertilizer would be perfect, while a video on how to plant asparagus wouldn't make a lot of sense. 4. Sending Nothing But Affiliate Offers If you want your emails to get open and read, you're going to want to mix a good share of content in with your promotional emails. No one likes to be sold to over and over again, yet everyone enjoys getting news, how-to's and insider advice from a trusted friend. Be the friend, and make sure at least 2/3rds of your emails contain great info. This will build a relationship between you and your readers and also get your promo emails open and read. 5. Hard Selling Instead Of Pre-Selling As an affiliate, your job isn't to sell the product – that's the sales page's job. Your job is to get your readers warmed up to the idea of what the product can do for them, so that 2 things happen: First, they click the link in your email that leads to the sales page. Remember, you're selling the click, not the product. And second, when they click that link they are interested, eager and possibly even excited to discover more. 6. Not Being Memorable We touched on this earlier when we spoke of delivering lots of value to your list in the form of content. When you're known for delivering value, your emails are much more likely to be opened and read. But just having great content isn't always enough to make you stand apart from the crowd. You also need a hook: Something that makes you memorable to your readers so that each time they see an email from you, they remember exactly who you are and why they should open the email. If you're like most marketers, you probably assume you already stand out because you know how different you are from other marketers – but do your readers know this? From the day they join your list, you should in some way differentiate yourself. It could be by using a nickname, such as Mr./Mrs. Overdeliverer. Or it could with your own brand. If you have another profession, you can use that as your hook. One fellow I know was a school teacher and he still refers to himself that way even though it's been years since he stepped inside a classroom. Another marketer is known as being unorthodox (to say the least) and yet another is known for his hair and his barefoot running. These are all hooks or associations that make them stand apart in their subscriber's minds from all the other marketers sending them emails. Employ some of these hard-fought lessons in your own marketing, and you'll save yourself years of trial and error, and quickly get on the fast-track to higher profits in your affiliate marketing business. https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/the-6-worst-affiliate-marketing-mistakes/?feed_id=2256&_unique_id=63b9b6985d541

4 Myths The “Experts” Tell You

Every time you turn around, there's another guru offering a high ticket item that will save the day and put a fortune in your pocket – but will it? The thing about selling information to Internet marketers on how to market is that they are effectively creating their own competition – training others to do what it is that's making them rich. Myths/Facts Now, if you were going to train YOUR competition to compete against you and try to take away your business – would you tell them everything? No way. For that matter, would you be tempted to tell them things that were – shall we say - not exactly true? Possibly. Here are 4 common myths the “experts” would love for you to keep believing...
  1. Long sales copy always out pulls short sales copy. Not true – if you're selling a low ticket item ($5 to $30) then short copy will often out pull long copy – especially if you state the price UP FRONT rather than trying to hide it at the bottom. If you're selling more expensive products, then long copy does out pull short copy.

  2. Video sells more than written copy. Not true – split testing of squeeze pages shows that the pages without video nearly always out pull the ones with video. Moreover, sales pages with just video and no copy tend to not do as well as sales pages with copy and no video. And a combination of the two really needs to be split-tested, because it could easily go either way. Don't assume video sells – depending on the product and the video itself, it can hurt as much as you think it might help.

  3. You should split test everything. Yes, as we just mentioned split testing is great – but only so long as it doesn't slow you down. When you're just getting started, the last thing you need is to delay your actions until you've split tested everything down to a science. Better to roll out that sales page today and begin making sales now than to wait until it's perfect. Do split test, but don't make it a priority. Taking action, rolling out new products and building your list should be your priorities. Get the money coming in and then focus on improving your systems.

  4. Affiliate marketing is the way to go. Think about this – do you want to compete with a hundred or a thousand other affiliates to sell a product – or do you want to sell your own unique product that no one else on the planet can offer? By creating your own products, not only do you eliminate the competition, but you also build a relationship with your customers who come to know you, trust you and love your products. And once this happens, then you can sell them all the affiliate products you like.

Never be afraid to question anything anybody tells you – including me. And always look at the possible motives that might lie behind a word of advice. As my grandfather used to say, “Follow the money!” If someone is teaching you how to compete with them, odds are they're not only omitting key information – they may also be leading you astray. https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/4-myths-the-experts-tell-you/?feed_id=2243&_unique_id=63b98b24b1957

The Shocking Truth About Product Upsells

You purchase a product for $9 and you can’t wait to download it and see what’s inside. The Shocking Truth About Product Upsells But instead of a download link on the next page, what do you get? A @#$%& upsell! Okay, admittedly the upsell looks pretty darn good. And it will make your life easier, too. So you spend the $29 and get the upsell. Now to go to the download page… What the ___?! It’s ANOTHER upsell! This one is $200. Which is a shame, because it looks so enticing. If only it were cheaper… …you click on the ‘no thanks’ link. And on the next page you see the same upsell minus the live coaching for only $49, so you grab it! Finally you’re on the download page and you cannot wait to open up all your goodies and get started. What just happened? Did the product seller bamboozle you into buying more products than you really wanted? Did he annoy you with all the upsells? Or did the seller provide you with additional opportunities to get the benefits you want, or solve your problem? You’re probably saying yes to all three questions, and that’s okay. When upselling is done properly, the seller is truly providing the customer with additional, faster or easier ways to get the benefits they seek. For example, they might sell a book on how to do something. Then they offer software that does that thing for you. Then they offer a done-for-you solution where you don’t have to lift a finger. And you might be thinking that it would be nice if the seller were to tell you about these options up front. Good point. However, if the seller told you about Product A, Product B, Product C and Product D, and if the seller further told you that you could get a combination of (A and B) or of (A and C) or of (B and D) or of (A, B and D) and so forth, here’s what would happen: You would get confused, and rightly so. The more options you have, the less likely you will choose any of them. And if you don’t choose any of them, then you’re not going to solve your problem or get the benefit you seek. In reality, the seller is doing the buyer a favor by only showing one option at a time. By only revealing one product at a time, the decision making process is greatly simplified and looks like a simple series of yes and no decisions. You get through the checkout process FASTER this way and go on your merry way. If faced with all the possibilities at once, you would likely put the decision off until you forgot all about it. When You’re the Seller “The probability of selling to a new prospect is 5 - 20%. The probability of selling to an existing customer is 60 – 70%.” – Marketing Metrics Now then, let’s look at it from the seller’s point of view. After all, this is a marketing newsletter and our primary goal is to make sales. You make a low end offer to your customers. Maybe it’s a $9 ebook, or a $14 piece of software, or whatever. You are offering your least expensive product that will 100% deliver on its promise, regardless of whether or not your customers buy anything else from you. But you don’t stop there – you also offer them additional help, knowledge or tools to get the job done. They don’t need these things if they’re willing to put in the time and work themselves. But if they want faster results, less work, personal help or an easier solution, then they are free to buy exactly that in your upsells. They can say ‘yes’ or they can say ‘no,’ it’s totally up to them and you are twisting no one’s arm. Of course, you are encouraging them to take those upsells. And not just because you’ll make more money, but also because you know they will be happier in the long run with the better solution. If your goal is to truly have happy customers, then it’s time to stop thinking that $9 e-books are going to do it. Yes, for some of your customers a $9 ebook is all they want. But for a surprisingly large number of customers, they want more. They want better, easier and faster. And they want help, too. And if you don’t offer them what they want, then they will go elsewhere to get it. Buyer’s High Let’s get down to the nitty gritty. The reality is, the hardest thing you will do online is get a new customer. To get that customer you’ve got to have a combination of some or all of the following: A web presence, a good reputation, products, sales pages, blogs, social media, affiliates, a list and so forth. You work hard to get that customer. And what’s the easiest way to increase your revenue? It’s not to get new customers, but instead to sell more to your current customers. And perhaps the best way to do this is through upsells. You gain their trust with that first small sale. They say, “Yes!” I’m willing to take a chance with you, here’s my money.” They are now on a buyer’s high. They feel good. They’ve already made a small commitment to you, which is the PERFECT time to ask for a bigger commitment in the form of a bigger purchase. Yet time and again I see marketers who refuse to offer upsells. Maybe they feel like it is somehow deceptive or manipulative to make additional offers after a sale is made. Not true. Your initial offer is a stand alone, complete product that needs no other product to work. The upsells simply enhance the buyer’s experience. Most companies do upselling in one form or another. These are companies that rely on their bottom lines to pay thousands of workers and keep hundreds of stores open. “Would you like fries with that?” “Would you like the extended warranty?” “Would you like the deluxe options package on your new car?” “Would you like someone to deliver your new furnace and install it for you?” “Would you like our annual service contract that ensures your furnace and air conditioning are always in tip top shape and working when you need them?” “Congrats on your new pet – would you like the cage, food, dishes, toys, bedding and litter your new pet needs?” And so forth. If you’ve got reservations about offering upsells, I’d like to suggest you ditch them once and for all. Crunching Numbers Let’s say you’ve got a $9 product and you’re selling 5% of people who hit your sales page. 1000 visitors result in 50 sales of $9 each, or $450. That sound you hear is me yawning. But you add an upsell for $47, and 30% of your buyers take the upsell. That’s another $705 in your pocket. You’ve now more than DOUBLED your profits, simply by adding that upsell. But wait, there’s more… You offer a coaching program. Because you’re fairly new to coaching, you decide to make it affordable - $299 per month for 3 months. And you offer the coaching to all of your buyers, not just the ones who took the first upsell. Result? Only one person takes the offer. But $299 per month times 3 months is $897. Now instead of making $450, you’ve earned a total of $2,052 on those 1,000 visitors. It takes the EXACT same effort to drive 1,000 visitors to your sales funnel, regardless of whether or not you have upsells in place. But the difference in results with upsells can be staggering – in this example you’re earning literally four times the money for the exact same traffic-driving effort. Yes, you have to put those upsells in place. Yes, you’ll have to fulfill the coaching duties with a phone call each week. But still… you can now duplicate this feat every time you drive another 1,000 visitors to your site. And of course you don’t have to offer coaching, because you can make your upsells anything you want. Coaching, however, is something you should consider. It is highly lucrative and your students usually become your very best customers for life, as well as your best testimonials and social media evangelists. Attracting Top Affiliates Keeping in mind the numbers we just used in our example, let me ask you this: If you were an affiliate, which funnel would you want to promote – the one where you get 50% of $450? Or the one where you get 50% of $2,052? If you want to attract affiliates, and especially if you want to attract TOP affiliates, you must have one or more upsells in place. Otherwise you will never be able to compete with the other product owners who have upsells. The Self-Liquidating Offer Using our example above, let’s say that you’re not using affiliates. Instead, you’re buying traffic to send to your funnel. It costs you roughly $500 to send 1,000 highly targeted prospects to your sales funnel. This means that without the upsells, you are losing $50 each time you send 1,000 visitors to your website. You better find a cheaper source of targeted traffic, work on improving your conversion rate, or both. But if you have the upsells in place, then every time you spend $500, you make $1,552. Tell me this: How many times will you spend $500 if it makes you a profit of $1,552? Every day, right? And even every hour if there is enough traffic to be bought. When you have upsells in place, you can purchase high quality traffic and still make money. You don’t need to rely on affiliates for your income. You simply turn on the traffic faucet and watch the profits pour in. THIS is how internet fortunes are made. No, it’s not sexy. It’s not glamorous. But it sure does work. “But I don’t have additional products to offer as upsells.” No problem – offer coaching. If you know your topic well enough to create a product, then I guarantee you also know it well enough to coach someone. Yes, the first time or two is scary, until you realize that coaching simply means helping the person get the results they want. You are helping them - via phone, skype or email - to do something that you already know how to do. How simple is that? Another possibility for your upsell is to offer a ‘done-for-you’ solution. For example, if you’re selling software, then you can install the software for them. If you’re teaching them how to do something, you can do it for them, and so forth. Another option is to offer a related affiliate product that compliments your front-end offer. For example, if your front-end offer is on how to drive traffic, your upsells could be additional traffic generation methods, how to increase the conversions you get on that traffic, a software that helps to drive traffic and so forth. The point is this: Offer… SOMETHING as your upsell. Mind you, I’m not saying to offer just ANYTHING. It’s got to be in alignment with your front end offer and it’s got to be useful, wanted and high quality. Remember, your reputation is at stake. If you offer junk for your upsell, customers will get angry. And if customers get angry, affiliates will be upset with you and won’t promote for you again. 12 Upselling Tips for Maximum Profits 1: If you can’t figure out what to upsell, consider cross-selling.  With upselling you’re generally offering something directly in line with the initial offer. With cross-selling, you’re offering something in the same niche, but not exactly related. For example, if you’re selling a product on how to build your own Wordpress site, an upsell would be to build the site for them. A cross-sell might be to offer a product on how to get paid to build Wordpress sites for other people, or how to drive traffic to your new site. 2: Don’t be pushy.  Make it clear that all they have to do is click the “no thanks” link to continue on without buying the upsell. 3: Test upsells.  Some will work far better than others, but you won’t know which ones are the best until you test. 4: Use stats and testimonials.  If 94% of your customers are thrilled they bought the upsell, let your new customers know. If you have testimonials for your upsells, use them. If you don’t have any stats or testimonials, poll your customers and get some. 5: Use urgency.  Do something with your upsell that makes your customers fear losing out on the deal. For example, maybe you offer them a special price that is good only while they are on that page. Or perhaps it’s a product that is only available to buyers of the front-end product. 6: Use ‘fear of missing out.’  If you can show that your customers get far better results when they buy the upgrade, don’t be afraid to say so. Your new customers will fear missing out on the ease and massive benefits of the upsell if you play this right. 7: Use a countdown timer.  This is a timer that counts down how long they have to decide to take the upsell. Usually you want to give them 10 minutes, unless your upsell page is particularly long or short. Test using the countdown timer against not using it. Odds are it will improve conversions, but you won’t know for sure until you test. 8: Offer a bonus to the upsell.  Make the bonus highly relevant with a high perceived value, and it will likely increase sales dramatically. Test one bonus against another, and using a bonus versus having no bonus on the upsell page(s). 9: High perceived value versus cost.  If your upsells look like they’re worth a great deal more than they cost, your conversions will skyrocket. For example, I bought the rights to a 2 year old $499 course for $300. I used that course as an upsell, stressing that several thousand people paid $499 for the course, but today, for the next ten minutes, they could grab it for just $37. It sold like gangbusters. 10: Offer a second chance via email. Assuming you’re not using a countdown timer on your upsell(s), offer a second chance to get the upsell via email. Let them know the second chance expires in “X” number of hours. 11: Don’t forget down selling.  If your new customer doesn’t take the $99 version, follow up with a $49 version. You’ll be surprised how many of the down sells you sell. 12: Get sophisticated.  If they don’t take upsell #1, you send them to down sell #1. But if they do buy upsell #1, then you send them to upsell #2, and so forth. Bottom Line Upsells aren’t sexy. They don’t always have a terrific reputation. They will annoy a small percentage of your customers. But… They can turn a money losing business into a money generating powerhouse. Imagine never having to worry about attracting affiliates again, because you can buy all the traffic you want. Imagine deciding you want to make more money today, so you simply buy more traffic. Imagine having an online machine generating cash for you, 24/7. Frankly, I don’t know why any marketer wouldn’t have upsells in their sales funnel. And cross-sells and down-sells, too. It just makes good business sense. https://www.iworkfromafrica.com/the-shocking-truth-about-product-upsells/?feed_id=2230&_unique_id=63b9604bcd8d3