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Jan 30th, 2013: Celebration of Worldprofit’s 2012 Sales Champion, Linda Elze.

Linda Elze is Worldprofit’s Sales Champion for 2012.

From all corners of the world, Members of the Worldprofit Home Business community also shared their well wishes and congratulations to Linda Elze.

Remarks from Sandi Hunter….

It’s my honour to tell you a little about Linda Elze.

Linda found Worldprofit’s Home Business Training Program in 2008.

She came to us with raw battle wounds from past business opportunities gone terribly wrong. She had lots of questions and a healthy dose of scepticism about what and if Worldprofit could deliver.

Linda wasn’t an instant success, she made mistakes, she fell flat, she got frustrated just like most people do when they set out to learn something new. In the early days, our Support database was filled with technical questions from Linda, as well as tickets questioning why she was not getting the results she wanted when she felt like she was working hard. She questioned the training, she questioned the system. She doesn’t do that anymore. She’s proved to herself and everyone else that it works.

Sound familiar? Yes, Linda like all new Members, started from square one, as a free Member, she had to learn, she had to work, continue to learn and continue to work.

Having the very unique perspective of seeing people come and go in our program over the years, we watched Linda follow the same path as so many others have.  Initially there is tremendous excitement!  Worldprofit is what I have been looking for, this program is exactly what I need to make money online. This is followed by the phase of being overwhelmed, the feeling that there is so much to do, so many resources, the work that is required, where do I start!  This is where it gets tricky.   Some people never get past this stage, they get paralyzed then do nothing. They don’t overcome this stage to see results – to see that they can really do it.  Then there are those, like Linda, who persevere through this phase and press on to get to to the good stuff – the part that is fun! The part where you start making money. Maybe not a lot at first, but something you can sink your teeth into as you start to understand how money is made online.  When that first sale comes in you want to shout ” I DID IT!

Linda’s voice must be sore from shouting by now, making sale after sale, day after day, year after year.

So how has Linda achieved this success?

Does she have some remarkable ability or super-power not obtainable by most ?

Does she have access to something that no one else does?

Is she a techie and all this stuff comes easy to her?

Having got to know Linda over the years, I can tell you it’s none of these things.

The truth is not jaw-dropping. The truth is this:

Linda has a solid work ethic. She’s a go-getter. She doesn’t wait for things to happen, SHE makes them happen. She came to Worldprofit with very little technical experience, she will tell you she is not a technical person at all. She is a marketer. She promotes DAILY to generate sales. She has access to the exact same resources at Worldprofit as all Members can enjoy.  She learned the same system as new Members get access to now. Linda is a nice person, as she builds her own business, she helps others do the same.  She’s not lost that grounding of knowing what it’s like when you first get started.

In congratulating Linda on her achievement, I asked her to share some of her insight on how she has achieved her online success in her own business.

I asked her 4 questions, this is what Linda had to share.    

1:  Linda, everyone always thinks there is a secret to success, or that you have a magic wand that you wave to instantly have success. Can you tell us what your “secret” is?

I was watching the video I did that George recorded and posted in the training section a couple of years ago … what I said then  is still current.  The Smartest thing I did was follow strong role models/mentors and millionaires, and do what they say and do…Especially when they are willing to share their expertise. I soaked this up.

When I found Worldprofit…I had tried many business opportunities that cost me over 13k. I was ready to give up. When I signed up as a Free Associate Member, and someone called out my name. in the Live Business Center,  almost fell out of my chair.  “They had me at hello”.  I feel that way every day when I wake up..get my coffee…and login. I have always been in sales…however, I have found I can only sell what I love. I have to be honest and up front…that is my greatest sales ability “the truth”. The company has to be ethical..truthful…valuable…and the best..at a price people can afford. Worldprofit has over-delivered in every aspect of my needs or wants. So if “Pride” or “Love” “Relentless”…are magic wands..there you go. I want everyone to feel what I felt when I almost fell out of my chair the first time.

2.  Linda, can you tell us what it is about the Worldprofit earn-at-home training system that helps you to make money online? Be specific.

Having LIVE experts greeting my customers in the Live Business Center – is the best. It’s on 24 hours a day! It’s a perfect sales system. Having so many ways to get sales and make money is a PLUS. This could be Silver Memberships (my fave) or design services or Clickbank Promo…or the new Fast Cash program. I love the multiple streams of income. There is great advertising resources…and I make money from them all the time. I do my promotions in the morning, then social networks and do my Dealer help in the afternoon…along with blogging etc.  I make a schedule that is livable..and I stick to it.

The training at Worldprofit is the best ..I start with the first steps  then move up to expert.  And anything new out there..George Kosch gets it right away for us Members .. he makes us a gizmo..or buys resale rights.. Whalaa! We get it and we benefit.

We have a great community also. I don’t know If Worldprofit meant to create a great family..but that is what happened.. We were all in tears when Erin passed away. And we have our own pastors that have said prayers for me and others on screen. I am not able to travel, yet I feel like I have done alot of traveling because our friends from all over the world. We all come from different walks of life and all have something to contribute. I am logged in 12 to 14 hours a day. Participation is essential to success. It is so awesome that we are so transparent.

3.  Linda, if you could give newbies some advice to follow in your footsteps what would you say?

I would say, first and foremost to follow the Home Business Bootcamp…sign up for ALL the streams of income…dig in to the  Worldprofit Dealer  Member area…learn something new as often as possible. Know your dealer area.  Know your ad examples..and your Ad Tracker Tool.  Go  to the Resellers club and the PLR Vault…pick a book..and read and learn. Be organized. A “paper notebook” never crashes.  Be consistent and persistent and relentless.You found the right place to  make  money online.

4. Linda, anything else you would like to share?

Listen to George Kosch. I try to implement what he teaches within a couple days of training so it becomes part of my schedule. He never lies. He is very invested in our success. Sandi always sends us “help” in her emails to us. Read them..It is not spam. Be the woodpecker. Be courteous to Worldprofit’s Support Team, they are here to help us.

Thank you Linda for sharing your thoughts. You are an inspiration to so many. Congratulations on being Worldprofit’s Sales Champion for 2012!

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January 30th, 2013 Posted by | Home Business, Home Business Bootcamp, Marketing, Online Jobs, Promotion, Retirement, Work at Home | no comments

Beware of DNS Services “Invoices”

Everyone who owns a website should be aware of this!

We are reposting the blog posts below to alert domain hosting customers to a company called DNS Services. DNS Services is  sending out invoice letters based on information retrieved from public DNS records to solicit people into purchasing an unnecessary nonsense service.

If you receive this letter do NOT pay it.

Below is the blog post accompanied by a copy of a letter from DNS so you can see what it looks like.

http://www.bedandbreakfastnetwork.com/blog/finance/dns-services-managed-dns-backup-business-service-is-fake-and-fraudulent.html

OPENSRS and other domain registrars have been alerted to the problem as well and are alerting their customers.

http://www.opensrs.com/blog/2013/01/beware-of-dns-services-invoices/

Here is the alert sent out by the Better Business Bureau to warn unsuspecting customers (over 100 complaints received about the company called “MANAGED DNS BACKUP BUSINESS SERVICES`.)

http://alaskaoregonwesternwashington.bbb.org/article/dns-services-solicitations-resemble-invoices-39807

January 29th, 2013 Posted by | Consumer Protection, Customer Service | no comments

Review: LIVE Home Business Bootcamp Training with George Kosch, Jan 25, 2013. Presented by the Home Business Experts at Worldprofit

Today’s LIVE interactive training was a recap and demonstration session for showcasing the following tools included in the Worldprofit Silver and Platinum VIP Membership.

Lead Funnel
Promo Manager
Link Manager
Promo-Bots
Money Makers Kit
CLICKBANK Promo Kit

All of these tools are there to help you do one thing – the most important thing – PROMOTION.

Member can access these tools on THE TOP Menu. There is a video overview of each so you understand how to use them as well as a Lesson for each in the online Bootcamp Training.

We have just added more lesson to the online bootcamp training so you now have 65 lesson plans. You can see a summary of ALL lessons and move forwards and backwards to select your preferred lesson topics. You can do this from the LEFT MENU under HOME BUSINESS TRAINING select LESSON SUMMARY.

New Safelists have just been added to the Promo-Code Center, this is free advertising offers, exclusively for Worldprofit Members

Spellbound Adz
Pinnacle Ads
Friday Night Ads

George then revealed what we have been working on for the benefit of Worldprofit Members.

Specifically these new Member services include:

1) The new header navigation bar has been released. This navigation bar is only available for those using Template 62. You can easily change your site to Template #62 within the Content Management section of your Member area. Once you see this header you will understand why this is an innovative tool at work for you by simply sitting on the top of your website.  Look under Content Management section in your Member area.

2) George is currently finalizing a new, unique way (Secret Lazy Way To Blog System) for you to more easily add your blog content naturally, simply and effectively. This system will not violate Google and other search engines posting protocol.

3) Silver and Platinum VIP Members will soon be able to post blog content directly within your site. This is important as it allows you to add new fresh content on your site, and Google and other search engines rely on this to better index your site.

4) Finally, for those who own a Safelist with Worldprofit you will be happy to know that the upgrades and modifications are nearly complete. For your paid members they will also be able to purchase PLR products from you, another source of income for you as a Safelist owner – that’s on top of the revenue you generate from the sale of ads and memberships. More details will be emailed directly to Safelist Owners next week The Safelist upgrades are at no extra cost.

George invited and answered questions throughout the training program.

Vanda: Can you put as many  links as you want in here?
Annmarie: you did not answer me about the email
James: Daily income and daily opt-in into your list. The safelist is a great way to go
George: i have created a blog…how is it possible to connect it with world profit??
Tessie: George can you please increase the validity of the emails to give us more time for reading them to earn advertising points?
Anita: `I have a WordPress blog for 3 years before I join Worldprofit,,  how can I get that link to your new thing ?
Tessie: George can I install my PLR code to my own (out of WP) made blogs?
Ken: That alone is worth its wait in gold!
Thomas: very cool George!!
Jill: Can you please go over clickbank quickly.  I’m not doing something right.  I pull up the ad but don’t know what to do after that.
George: when it will be ready ???
Mr.C: very Nice George!!
Glen: do we need Jetpack for this?
Ken: Can you recommend new themes for pre-built logs
Bruce: Automated broadcast to ALL funnels!  Very Clever George!
Brian: Thanks for that George you have covered my Achilles heel
Anita: Really nice, make life lot easier still
Paul: It finally allows us to update our blog on a daily basis.
Bruce: I have been wanting to do these, but it’s too tedious!!! Thanks for this!
Bud: George cant we somehow add that to the WP Community?
Mr.C: How do you get  the Fast Cash Product s on your homepage?
Brian: George I am exhausted!
Caroline: Sound awesome Gk
Tessie: YOU HAVE DONE REALLY GREAT JOBS!
James: AWESOME George…. thank you, Sandi for all that you have done and continue to so for us.

IMPORTANT NOTE for NEW Worldprofit Members:

If you are brand new to Worldprofit and feeling a little overwhelmed by the amount of information you have been provided, or the various terms being use, we urge you watch the BASIC TRAINING VIDEO. The basic training video covers terms you should know, the basics of our program and what you need to focus on to get on track to making money online with the Worldprofit system. Find this video in your Member area, on the TOP MENU select TRAINING then click on the link for the video that is marked as the MUST WATCH BEGINNER’S VIDEO. If you have any questions submit a Support form so we can also help you that way.

Thank you to each of you for participating in Worldprofit’s LIVE interactive Home business bootcamp training. Attending the training, then actually DOING what is taught is the key to your success in building your online business and earning income.

We had lots of questions today and we encourage this. The LIVE training is the perfect opportunity to tap into George Kosch’s expertise and get direct instant answers with on-screen demonstration as relevant.

Following the recorded session George answered the question with blunt-force honest, “Why isn’t this working for me, when it’s working for them?” 

Summary:

Today’s LIVE home business training session with George Kosch ran for  90 minutes.

The recording of today’s session will be posted to the Worldprofit Member area (under top menu TRAINING) for the convenience of those not able to attend the LIVE training.

Reminder to all Worldprofit Members, you can access 65+ training lessons with your Member area, self-paced and accompanied by screen captures, examples. Watch when convenient for you. The online training videos, screen captures and lesson plans are included in your Silver or Platinum VIP Membership.

About Worldprofit. Worldprofit is a home based training company providing tools, resources, software and LIVE and recorded training to help people earn money from home. Started on a kitchen table in 1994, Worldprofit now has over a million free Associate members. Find out how Worldprofit can help you make money from home from a number of reputable income sources.

Next LIVE training session: Friday February 1st, 2013 at 10 AM CT .

Not a Member of Worldprofit? Get a free Associate Membership at http://www.WorldprofitAssociates.com

January 25th, 2013 Posted by | Affiliate marketing training, Home Business, Home Business Bootcamp, Marketing, Online Jobs, Product Reviews, Promotion | no comments

5 Essentials every online marketer must know. If you are a new Affiliate Marketer read this!

So you want to make some extra money online by being an Affiliate Marketer. Affiliate marketing is fun and you’ve got lots of choices for what you can promote PLUS lots of places to advertise at no cost or low cost. I don’t have to even tell you what to market, you have so many choices. Companies want people to become an Affiliate and market their product online and pay you a commission for doing so.  A great gig for anyone who wants to work from home.

Amazon may be one of the largest companies familiar to you that offers an Affiliate program.  Clickbank is another very familiar name, allowing you to promote thousands of digital products and earn a commission for your efforts. It’s free to get started so you can sign up for a free account and learn more about how affiliate marketing works without making an investment.   

If you are new to online marketing, here are five essentials you need to know so you can maximize what you earn as an Affiliate.

1.  For those serious about building an online business and who want to market a number of programs, product, services or opportunities, you will want to start with a home base for your activities. The best way to do this is by booking your own domain name. This will cost you as little as $10 a year and establishes a permanent, reputable home for your business. If you are doing affiliate marketing on the side from your full time occupation (like so many do), it will also help your activities separate. Having your own domain name makes you and your business look more solid, accountable and professional. Your domain name can be your name, a business name, a catch-all name for your online activities that includes a few key words.    You can book a domain name with a reputable domain registrar, do a search at Google or Bing to find an option that works best for you.

2. In my role as a consultant to small and home business owners, I also recommend a system for organizing your business. A pen and paper will work initially.  Over time you will come to recognize that as an online marketer time, and the saving of time, is critical to being able to market often  and efficiently. You see,  most websites that offer advertising require you to sign up for Membership account, and that means multiple user name and passwords at what could eventually be dozens and dozens of sites. So I recommend, a Password Manager program called Roboform. As your online business grows and you start to lose your sanity keeping track of all your user names and passwords you will come to realize the incredible organization value of a program like Roboform. It will make your logins or form filling, much faster and that means less time trying to recall or find passwords and more time for doing what makes you money – promotion.

3. If you are new to online marketing you need to understand that it is not enough to promote. You need a reliable method for tracking your ad results. In other words, if you post an ad, you want to know how many clicks you got on your ad. If you don’t know what kind of hit rate you are getting you have no idea of the effectiveness of your ad, or the advertising source.    These programs that allow you to do this are called Ad Tracker Software or Ad Analysis software.  Most are free or very low cost. You can get started with a free Webmaster Tools account from Google.  Some of the companies you advertise with may also offer you an ad tracking tool within their member area

4.  I talk to many new online marketers, and they will tell me they have some amazing product that will sell itself it is so good. This is absolute nonsense. ALL products, no matter how good they are, need to be promoted to sell.     If you want to make online sales you need to promote constantly.  Understand that PROMOTION is what drives sales – it is so important that 80 – 90% of your time in building your online business should be devoted to promotion. I don’t mean surfing, researching, or face booking and tweeting with your friends. I mean time spent actually posting ads online at classified ad sites, forums, blogs, safelists, traffic exchanges, pay per click, joint ventures, ad swaps, and email marketing. If you want to make money online as an affiliate marketer know that constant, consistent promotion is critical.  Some see this as a very boring part of being an online marketer, get over it, promotion is what you have to do to earn money.

5.  Don’t do this alone. Affiliate marketing can be very frustrating if you don’t know what you are doing and not seeing any results for your efforts.  If you are determined to make money online, then invest in yourself, take a course, download eBooks, participate in a webinar, find a coach, training program or otherwise so you can learn the best methods.  My company offers online training, software, advertising and resources for people who want to learn how to earn at home.   Get a free Associate membership and get on your way to learning what works so you can join the growing ranks of people working from home and benefiting from affiliate marketing.

 

About the Author

Sandi Hunter has been an online marketer for nearly 20 years.  Sandi and her team at Worldprofit Inc.,  provide a wide range of online services for small and-home based businesses.  Services include home business training, affiliate marketing training, earn-at-home programs, traffic tools, advertising, webcasting, hosting, design, WordPress Blogs and more. Find out why Worldprofit is considered the # 1 online Home Business Training program by getting a free Worldprofit Associate (Affiliate) Membership today.  Get a free copy of Sandi’s new book, "Internet Marketing for NEWBIES: The definitive guide to promoting your product or service online.”   http://www.internetmarketingcanada.net/

January 24th, 2013 Posted by | Affiliate marketing training, Home Business, Home Business Bootcamp, Marketing, Online Jobs, Retirement, Self Improvement, Work at Home | no comments

139 FREE Advertising Sites with an EXCLUSIVE Offer ONLY for Worldprofit Silver and Platinum VIP Members

We know that January is a tight budget month for most.

So you will be happy to know about some new FREE ADVERTISING options!

In your Worldprofit Member area is a section called the PROMO CODE CENTER.

There we have listed a number of sites that offer EXCLUSIVELY to Worldprofit Silver and Platinum VIP Members, TONS of free advertising.

That’s right free ad credits and free solo ad emailings.

It’s easy to take advantage of this. Just sign up for the sites you wish to join (no cost) then enter the PROMOTION CODE to claim your bonus credits and solo emails. That’s it!   

Currently we have over 139 free advertising sites listed where you can claim your freebies, so you have lots and lots of choices.

Just recently we added the following highly recommended sites.

Spellbound Adz
Friday Night List
Pinnacle Adz

So dig in and get started. You know how this works, the only way you are going to make money is by PROMOTING.

You’ve got all of these FREE advertising options in the Promo Code Center!
Look for this in your Member area, under TOP MENU (top line) select PROMO CODES   

PLUS….
You’ve got all the TIME-SAVING options in the PROMO-BOT section of your site to make things faster for you.
Look for this in your Member area, under TOP MENU (3rd line far right) select PROMO-BOTS.

PLUS….

If you have no time but a few extra bucks to budget for advertising then you also have the FASTTRACK ad co-op that Worldprofit operates. We buy the ads and you get the leads (Associates).  
Look for this in your Member area, under LEFT MENU under ADVERTISING/TRAFFIC select FASTTRACK.  

Worldprofit Members are of this and more is located in your Member area. Login to access.

Not a Worldprofit Member? You can get a free Associate membership by going to http://www.WorldprofitAssociates.com

January 21st, 2013 Posted by | Affiliate marketing training, Amazing Products, Business Tips, Home Business, Home Business Bootcamp, Marketing, Online Jobs, Product Reviews, Promotion, Sales, Self Improvement, Work at Home | no comments

Review: Jan 18th, 2013 LIVE Home Business Bootcamp Training with George Kosch. Presented by Worldprofit Inc. the Home Business Experts

To better meet the learning needs of both new Worldprofit Members and our more experienced Members, today’s Home Business Bootcamp Training was split into two segments.

George Kosch, Worldprofit’s marketing expert provided both Basic Training and  Advanced Training during today’s training program.

Basic Training

New members put your emphasis on focusing on the training, and learning how to promote. If you are new to online marketing you need to understand how important promotion is to your success and absorb the material we are presenting. Avoid the temptation to jump ahead, and avoid trying to learn it all in a few days. Go step by step, lesson by lesson. Pointers and how to stay organized and why this is important. Directions on how to access the training videos. The concept of a landing page for lead generation. New Members are directed to the TRAINING section of the Member area where the BEGINNERS video is located as well as other helpful topics.

Advanced Training

This segment is for Members who have been with Worldprofit for at least 3 months.

Today’s Tip ( this is REAL and legitimate): How to get your site on the first page of  Google.

In depth discussion about Google, site ranking, key word tools and analysis along with recommendation

Two recommended  products for ADVANCED members. interested in search engine ranking. You will find both of these in your member area under the MONEY MAKERS section.

Backlink Automater 
LongTail Pro (I have purchased and used this course for my own learning and highly recommend) 


Development:   What’s coming very soon…

George revealed he is building a new navigation bar for the benefit of all Silver and Platinum VIP Members and demonstrated the capabilities of this Navigation header With this you can: -pick the pages you want to add this to -includes fields for email entry for list building -includes customizable text section -more to come

IMPORTANT NOTE for NEW Worldprofit Members:

If you are brand new to Worldprofit and feeling a little overwhelmed by the amount of information you have been provided, or the various terms being use, we urge you watch the BASIC TRAINING VIDEO. The basic training video covers terms you should know, the basics of our program and what you need to focus on to get on track to making money online with the Worldprofit system. Find this video in your Member area, on the TOP MENU select TRAINING then click on the link for the video that is marked as the MUST WATCH BEGINNER’S VIDEO. If you have any questions submit a Support form so we can also help you that way.

Thank you to each of you for participating in today’s LIVE interactive Home business bootcamp training. Attending the training, then actually DOING what is taught is the key to your success in building your online business and earning income.

We had lots of questions today and we encourage this. The LIVE training is the perfect opportunity to tap into George Kosch’s expertise and get direct instant answers with on-screen demonstration as relevant.

Summary:

Today’s LIVE home business training BASIC session with George Kosch ran for 40 minutes. This was followed by an Advanced Training Session that ran for 40 minutes.

The recordings of both sessions will be posted to the Worldprofit Member area (under top menu TRAINING) for the convenience of those not able to attend the LIVE training.

Reminder to all Worldprofit Members, you can access 60+ training lessons with your Member area, self-paced and accompanied by screen captures, examples. Watch when convenient for you. The online training videos, screen captures and lesson plans are included in your Silver or Platinum VIP Membership.


Next LIVE training session: Friday January 25, 2013 at 10 AM CT .

About Worldprofit

About Worldprofit. Worldprofit is a home based training company providing tools, resources, software and LIVE and recorded training to help people earn money from home. Started on a kitchen table in 1994, Worldprofit now has over a million free Associate members. Find out how Worldprofit can help you make money from home from a number of reputable income sources.  Get a free Associate membership at http://www.WorldprofitAssociates.com

January 18th, 2013 Posted by | Affiliate marketing training, Amazing Products, Home Business, Home Business Bootcamp, Marketing, Online Jobs, Promotion, Sales, Work at Home | no comments

10 Marketing Mistakes Revealed!

By Sandi Hunter

I’ve been in the home business and online marketing industry for nearly 20 years. These are 10 of the most common marketing mistakes I hear or see most often from both Newbies but also from people who assure me they know what they are doing. Here’s the critical mistakes to avoid and what you should be doing instead to maximize your results.

Marketing Mistake #1

You send all your traffic to your primary website. Most people involved in online marketing or affiliate marketing,  are selling more than one product or service. By all means, list all your products and services on your site, but don’t rely on your website for lead generation.  Your website can be too busy and too big to funnel your buyers into the section or item they are looking for.  Fussy, large, poorly organized websites can cost you leads and sales.

What you should do.

You should send all your traffic to landing pages NOT to your website. Ideally you should have one landing page for each product or service you offer.  This way you can target specific markets and cater your copy and offers to that population. Landing pages are clean lead-generating machines. Effective landing pages start with a compelling attention-getting headline, then drive home the benefits of what you offer, point by point. Landing pages that get results always have an OFFER to generate an action by the reader – in most cases this action is either to get a contact form completed, or an instant sale.   Every person who lands on your landing page (squeeze page) is a highly valued prospect.

Marketing Mistake #2

You focus only on lead generation and not list building. Newcomers to online marketing, and even seasoned marketers often make the mistake of posting static information on a website or a landing page.  They fail to do the most important task of all. That task is to include an opt-in form on your landing page that encourages the prospect to sign up for your newsletter, or your email updates, or your special promotions email.

What you should do.

Every landing page you create should include OPTIN boxes so respondents can check off interest in other services you offer including your newsletter, special promotions, or related products and services. Every successful marketer knows that the key to sales now, today, and the future is based on a solid mailing list.  The best way to generate your own email marketing list is to encourage people to agree  (opt-in) to receive your email.  This can be made easy for prospects by having check boxes on the lead form included on your landing page. They simply check off what they would like to receive additional information about.   Mail order companies have known the power of a good mailing list for years, now online marketers need to understand this too.

Marketing Mistake #3

You tell not sell.  You ramble on with details and jargon that bores your prospect to tears. You don’t offer the exciting benefits of what your product or service offers –  what it will do for them to make their life better, or solve or eliminate a problem. Prospects stop reading long before they get anywhere near becoming a lead or a buyer.

What you should do.

Use sales-generating copy tells the prospect the BENEFITS of what you offer. Include a special offers that motivates a response!   Stop boring people by TELLING  the minutiae of what they are buying and start SELLING them on why they must get your incredible product TODAY.  Sell all the benefits of what you offer, make an offer to get it today, then limit that offer so they understand they will miss out if they don’t act now – right now!   Every statement in your copy should be moving towards the sale.  You get this, this and this too but you must act now! Punchy copy that is laden with value and excitement gets a response.  Your marketing copy must speak directly to the needs of the reader, they want to know what is in it for them. Your only need as the marketer is to get the point across that your offer is outstanding and must be responded to right now.

Marketing Mistake #4

You are trying to BUY success. Many inexperienced marketers will buy the services of an SEO company in an attempt to artificially force their website to the first page of Google and other search engine sites.   I hope you have a money tree because you are going to need one. You’ll be out of money before you know it with no sales to show for it.

What you should do.

Learn how to do Search Engine Optimization (SEO) yourself. If you don’t you will always find people with their hand out ready to take your money, and your return for this kind of service will be minimal. Here’s why. SEO is not that hard, you can easily learn how to do this yourself if you are willing to learn, give it time and are very patient.  There are TONS of free courses, free ebooks, low cost software and training programs that teach you how to increase your website ranking.  At least first give it a try yourself, save yourself a lot of money, learn for the sake of long term growth of your online business. See Marketing Mistake # 5 for more on this.

Marketing Mistake #5

You rely on automation or short cuts to fast-track your marketing. You’ve bought software or services that allow you to:  – Spin articles – Mass blast ads – Generate mass link submissions – Blast messages out to Twitter and other social media sites   – Mass product fake content pages

Guess what? The folks at Google and Bing are smart cookies.  Every day they tighten their algorithms a little bit more to decrease or eliminate the search returns generated by automated programs. The result: one day you are on the first page and the top 10 search returns, the next day your site is dropped for no reason and no recourse for the unfortunate site owner.  I don’t have to tell you that this can cost you a LOT of money.   The search engine sites don’t have to tell you why your listing disappeared, they change how they rank sites all the time. As soon as there is an obvious pattern, or sometimes just a hint of artificial attempts to jimmy your rankings from automated software, look out!

What you should do.

Forget about automation, it may work now, you may get away with it for the short term but in the long term, it won’t.  Google themselves will tell you the best way to get high ranking is with fresh, natural content posted frequently.    Yup. That takes time, sorry folks, no way around that but it is time well spent. Stop thinking you have to get rich over night, start thinking of your online business as a REAL business, not a hobby. A legitimate business takes time to build, consistent effort and some learning along the way.   Read, learn, download ebooks on the topic, take a Bootcamp training course such as the one offered at Worldprofit, and work on building your web footprint one day at a time.  Every had a tap dripping into your bathtub. It doesn’t take long till the tub fills then starts to overflow. Use the FREE and plentiful tools available on the web to learn and understand how to increase your ranking.  You can get started right now! Set time aside as you learn and do a little every day. Create social media profiles, create blogs, post an ad, build a WordPress site (the SEO is built in already), write an article, comment on an article, be a guest blogger, tweet, Facebook, LinkedIn.

Marketing Mistake # 6

You don’t track your advertising results.  No clicks on your ads means no intelligence on which ads are working at which places.  You are marketing with a blindfold.

What you should do.

The beauty of online advertising is that when you post an ad you can check to see if you get hits. This is smart!  The only way of knowing if your ads are working, if your time was well spent, or your advertising dollars were well spent is to know if you get clicks on your ads.   Tracking your ads and the response allows you to tweak your ad copy, better your offer, identify both good and poor advertising sources.  Most online advertising sites provide you with a Member area where you can login to check your statistical data on your advertising response.

Marketing Mistake # 7

Buying ads on Google and Bing without knowing what you are doing. Newcomers to online marketing do this all the time. They put up a website then buy ads at Google. Google loves you for this but you won’t fall in love with the cost.

What you should do.

Research key words in your industry so you know what people are using to find businesses, products or services that you offer. How do you do that? Easy. Google has a key words tools within their Webmaster Tools to help you with your ad campaigns. It’s free whether you advertise with them or not, and a great way to get started learning about key works so you can use this information in your marketing.

Marketing Mistake # 8

Not promoting consistently.  You are short on time, and short on money, so you post infrequently.  You don’t vary your offer, your products, your ad copy.

What you should do.

Successful marketers know that promotion is something you must do every day, and if not every day as often as you can.  People short on time make the grave error of buying large quantity mailings to massive amounts of people in one shot, instead of doing  small amounts of promotion to target markets on a continual consistent basis.  Do you ever notice that big companies NEVER stop marketing? They are always in your face.  What do they know that you don’t know? The consumer has a very short attention span and if you are not in their face they quickly forget about you.  My colleague impressed on me the 7 time rule of marketing.  The idea of this is that people have to see an offer, or an ad as much as 7 times before they do anything.  Ever notice that when you watch the morning news while getting ready for work, that the same McDonald’s commercial plays over and over again! Why? They know you are watching the news getting ready for work and want you to stop in for a breakfast sandwich. Repetition in marketing is key and give the competition out there for various offers, it’s important that your message be seen.  Post your ads often. You are NEVER done promoting. As an online marketer your job is simple. Promote often, promote consistently.  This leads into our next critical mistake.

Marketing Mistake # 9

Only advertising at a few places and not constantly looking for new advertising sources.

What you should do.

New marketers tend to find one or two places to advertise then only advertise there. The web is filled with great places to advertise. You must try to continually expand your reach, tap into new markets, target new customers.  Don’t put all your eggs in one basket and rely exclusively on single sources or you will be cutting off your profit potential.  Look into all kinds of different types of advertising including pay per click, login ads, banner ads, safelists, traffic exchanges, ad swaps, classified ads, joint ventures. Avoid vendors that sell extremely large lists or leads for a ridiculously low cost, chances are good they will be fake or computer generated.

Marketing Mistake # 10

Underestimating how much marketing focus is required to drive your business.

What you should do.

Understand that marketing is and should be 90% of how you spend your time in building your online business.  This one thing alone dooms so many Newbies to failure, they don’t spend enough time on marketing in order to get results.  I hear people say ‘this product is so good it will sell itself”. That has got to be one of the worst errors in thinking I have heard when it comes to making money.  You’ve got your products or services you want to sell, now focus on promotion. When, where, and how. Then stick to it.         I’ve had people tell me they are spending 12 hours a day promoting a product and not getting results. I tell each and everyone of them this. “If that’s actually true, you are doing something terribly wrong.”  If this is you then go back and read over these common marketing mistakes. You are making one or more and this is sabotaging your own success. Sometimes you just need to step away, take a breather, and review what you are doing. You may think you are working hard but you aren’t focusing on what will get you results. Something is perhaps distracting you, something is eating up your time, something you are doing is not what you should be doing.  One person who told me they were spending dozens of hours a day with no result, was actually spending most of their time blogging and Facebooking. When they evaluated what they were actually doing they then saw that what felt like work was really just time wasted in front of a computer. The bottom line is this, reassess but never never give up.

Summary: There is so much money to be made online it’s mind-boggling. It’s a type of money making that is not what most people are familiar, it’s a steep learning curve for many but it’s worth the time to learn.  There’s unlimited choices of products and services to sell.  You can build an online business for very little cost but treat it seriously. Be realistic about what you can earn  and put in the necessary time to learn and understand what you are doing.

About the Author

Sandi Hunter is the President of Worldprofit, Inc., a company providing a wide range of online services for small and-home based businesses. Services include home business training, affiliate marketing training, earn-at-home programs, traffic tools, advertising, webcasting, hosting, design, WordPress Blogs and more. Find out why Worldprofit is considered the # 1 online Home Business Training program by getting a free Associate Membership today at http://www.WorldprofitAssociates.com

January 17th, 2013 Posted by | Affiliate marketing training, Business to Business, Home Business, Home Business Bootcamp, Marketing, Online Jobs, Promotion, Sales, Self Improvement, Work at Home | no comments

How To Pick a Legitimate Home Business Opportunity

You’ve seen the emails, the offers, the promises and the claims. Everyone it seems has a way to help you make money online.

But how do you know who you can trust? How do you know what system works? How do you protect yourself?  

The fact is that you CAN earn money online from legitimate sources, here’s what to look for when picking an online business opportunity.

Products or Services with actual value

Many companies including large companies like Amazon and ClickBank offer what is known as an Affiliate marketing program, or sometimes called a Reseller program. This allows you to promote a company’s products or services and earn a commission when a sale is made through your website link.   The key in knowing what is legitimate is to be sure you are actually promoting a real product, or a digital product, or an actually service.  Beware of selling anything that seems without substance, and has no real market value.   An example of something suspect would be getting paid to recruit people into a program who have not paid any money to do so.  All business online and off works when there is an exchange of money for a product or service.    Pyramid schemes exist online and off and are an example of focus on recruitment into a program rather then the sale of an actual product. In the case of a pyramid scheme, and example is someone paying to join a program but receives no product or service of REAL value in return.  In short, make sure that you are actually selling something of value. 

Customer Service and Support

Legitimate companies that sell actual products and services will support or service what they sell. In other words, good companies will have a Customer Support Department, or a Service Department or Technical Support division to assist customers who have either bought a product or intend to do so.    Reputable companies offer this support in any number of ways, online chat, support forums, Twitter, Facebook, telephone support, or online support.  

Time in business

Legitimate business opportunities most trustworthy are often those that have stood the test of time.  On the web it is very easy to set up a company, sell questionable products and services, then disappear into the night when the business practices come into question.   When picking an online business opportunity select a company that has been around for at least a few years. Companies that continue to exist are usually those that demonstrate an interest in keeping their customers happy, are accountable, and adhere to policy and legislation that permits them to provide a product or service.


Reputation

When picking a reputable business opportunity people will often look to review sites for feedback from others. This can offer you some interesting details about what people think about a company and how the company responds to complaints.  In reading the reviews though keep an open mind knowing that no company exists without complaints against it. Good companies that you would want to associate with, are those that try to address customer complaints or resolve issues brought to their attention.  People with an axe to grind will sometime post negative reviews and hide in the anonymity of that post.  So be  smart when reading review sites, and look for dates, patterns or themes and try to separate the intelligent comments from the less helpful and questionable ones.

Look before you leap

When you decide on which business opportunity you wish to join, be sure to take your time and read over what you are agreeing to before you sign on the dotted line or hit the submit button. Determine what your up front cost is, your monthly cost (if any), your ongoing cost? What happens if you want to cancel, is there a guarantee, or is there any long term obligation or a penalty for cancelling?  Find out how your sales will be tracked, how often will you paid, for which services and how will you be paid.

In summary, here are 5 questions to ask yourself for any company you are considering for a home business opportunity.

1. How long has the company been in business? What is their reputation?

2. What is the product or service you will be selling? What is the value in the market place? There should ALWAYS be a product or service that has an actual value. 

3. What is the initial cost to get started in the business? What do you get for that amount of money? What are the ongoing costs? 

4. What kind of support or service will you receive as an Affiliate Marketer or Reseller for the company to help you make sales? What kind of support of service will the people you refer receive when they make a purchase?

5. How much money are you paid by this company when you make a sale, how often, and how will your sales be tracked?  

These questions and information contained within are a guideline to help you make a smart decision about an online business opportunity that is right for you.

One final bit of advise. Once you have found a company to represent be sure to be realistic about your earnings and accept some responsibility for your own success.  At the end of the day, your success comes down to you, and your efforts.  It won’t matter what business opportunity you select if you don’t take the time to learn about the program, learn how to market online, and make an honest consistent effort to build your own success.

I hope this has helped you so you can select one or more legitimate companies and you can join the growing population of people making money at home using the power of the web.


About the Author

Sandi Hunter is the President of Worldprofit Inc., a company providing training and support for small and home based business since 1994. Services include home business training, reseller programs, affiliate marketing training, earn-at-home programs, traffic tools, advertising, webcasting, hosting, design, WordPress Blogs and more. Find out why Worldprofit is considered the # 1 online Home Business Training program by getting a free Associate Membership today at http://www.WorldprofitAssociates.com

January 15th, 2013 Posted by | Affiliate marketing training, Home Business, Home Business Bootcamp, Marketing, Online Jobs, Self Improvement, Work at Home | no comments

Review: Jan 11, 2013 LIVE Home Business Bootcamp with George Kosch. Presented by Worldprofit Inc.

George Kosch welcomed both new and long time Members to the interactive Live Home Business Bootcamp Training session.

For new Worldprofit Members George provided an introduction to Worldprofit and provided important pointers on what they should do now to get started.

George explained that there is a process involved with the Worldprofit Earn at Home program. Specifically there is a requirement of understanding the basics, the what, why and how of our system works.

George asked participants to write down and commit to memory the following questions.

1. How Many Associates did you sign up today?
2. How many Ads did you post today?
3. How many Clicks did you get on your ads?

If you answer ZERO to any or all of these question you need to watch (or watch again) the Bootcamp Training Video for Beginners.  This will help you understand that basics and keep you focused.   This video is in the Member area under the TOP MENU select TRAINING.

Simple formula to remember:  Associates = Money. No Associates = NO money.

Signing up Associates using the promotion tools we provide will lead to leads, sales and help grow your email marketing list.

Demonstration:  PROMO-BOTS

This past week we released a new promotion tool exclusively for the use of Worldprofit Silver and Platinum VIP Members.
It’s free for you to use – and you will want to use this – it will save you a ton of time.
We all know that promotion equals leads, and leads equal sales!

First you MUST have FireFox browser to use the Promo-Bots. (It’s free).

The purpose of these Promo-Bots is to save you time and help you with your promotion.

Some of the Promo-Bots already included are: Indexer Bots, ClickBank Bots, Money Maker Bots, Ad Bots, Classified Ad Bots.
We are still adding MORE!

Comments and Questions from Participants

Paul: Promo-Bot has saved my day today. In one hour I launched so much ads on more than 6 safelists.
Ken: If  folks on the outside knew about promo bots,  they would join Worldprofit by the gazillions
Beth: this is going to help a LOT for our new members
Wayne: They signed one up    for me yesterday – way to go monitors
Wayne: I didn’t think the safe list worked but now I do!
Minta: should we use promo-bots instead of SEO?
Beth: How are you liking Windows 8 now that you have had some time to work with it George?
Paul: What I appreciate under the link of Promo-Bots is the RED lines. They remember me to join or at least update my 20+ Traffic Streams data
Sharon: SL Genie is great but costs $30 per month
Ken: Thank you for this automation.  You are appreciated
Beth: will you be adding a CB Maximizer bot for those of us that use that plugin?
Ken: How about IBOtoolbox?
Beth: how can you tell if a site has been indexed? I used our index program but Alexa does not show the links
Liz: if you don’t have credits in the safelist does it act the same as the bounced emails?
Garrett: what do you do about some of the sl’s deleting account after 30 to 90 days of no access
Marian: Can we change the signature line so it is the same all of the time?
Xyleah: wow this is amazing! save so much time
Tania: thank you George …it is so easy and time saving “tool”.
Ken: I’m speechless!
Liz: omg this is awesome thank you George really appreciate you
Jill: Thank you George forr this great tool and for going over this..  I can’t wait to use this.
Xyleah: i just picked my domain so am i prety much ready to go
Barbara: That’s a great time saver.  Love it!!
Dale: AND DON’T HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHICH LINK GOES WHERE
Glenys: very nice George
Bruce: finally TRUE  AUTOMATION!!!  THANKYOU!!!
Vijian: this is amazing . thanks George
Mike: love those labor saving devices
Bruce: this streamlines Soooooo Much!
Beth: this is going to help a LOT for our new members

Summary:

Thank you to all of you who took the time to attend the training today.

Today’s LIVE home business training session with George Kosch ran for close to 90 minutes.

The first 60 minutes of the training was recorded. The session will be posted to the Worldprofit Member area (under top menu TRAINING) for the convenience of those not able to attend the LIVE training.

Reminder to all Worldprofit Members, you can access 65+ training lessons with your Member area, self-paced and accompanied by screen captures, examples.
Watch when convenient for you. The online training videos, screen captures and lesson plans are included in your Silver or Platinum VIP Membership.

Next LIVE training session: Friday January 18th at 10 AM CT . Will we see you there?

 

Not a member of Worldprofit? Get a free Associate membership at http://www.WorldprofitAssociates.com
Find out for yourself why Worldprofit has grown to be the #1 choice for online home business and earn at home training.

January 11th, 2013 Posted by | Affiliate marketing training, Home Business, Home Business Bootcamp, Marketing, Online Jobs, Product Reviews, Promotion, Sales, Self Improvement, Webcasting, Work at Home | no comments

Worldprofit releases new Promotion Tool exclusively for Members. Promo-Bots.

Last week George Kosch said to me, " I have an idea. It’s going to make PROMOTION super-easy!  It’s going to save our Members a huge amount of time and generate a ton of leads. They going to FREAK OUT when I show them this. "

Then he disappeared for a week the only indication he was still in the office was a continuous pecking away at a keyboard sounding like a man possessed.

Today he emerged all smiles. "It’s DONE!"

George decided to do what George does best: create something to help our Members easily build their own business.

In case you are reading this and you missed the announcement yesterday, George Kosch has a new GIZMO for you – it’s called PROMO-BOTS.  (Sounds a bit Star Trekish doesn’t it. Even Captain Kirk would think this is cool) 

PROMO-BOTS are EASY to use! Even for newbies!

We heard from a whole whack of you already about the PROMO-BOTS that were released just yesterday.
The keen marketers jumped on this IMMEDIATELY and are already using and benefiting from PROMO-BOTS.

This is what Celena had to say….

"Oh my gosh, George!  Thank you so so much for the Promo-Bots! This is over the top Fabulous…  I don’t know how you do it, but I am ever grateful for your expertise and sharing it with all of us. The Promo-Bots alone are worth the price of at least a Silver membership."

Thank you Celena for your enthusiasm! You and many others who’ve kindly taken the time to send in feedback, motivate us more than you may know when you tell us you like what we are doing for Worldprofit Members.

We think this tool is so VITAL in helping you promote and build your business we couldn’t charge for it.  We simply couldn’t. It’s that important that you have access to this.

ATTENTION!  ALL WORLDPROFIT Silver and Platinum VIP Members get PROMO-BOTS  FREE.

When you see PROMO-BOTS in action you will agree this is POWERFUL!
This is a time-saver!
This is an easy way to generate leads, leads and more leads!
It’s a money saver too!
This service is EXCLUSIVE to Worldprofit Members ONLY.

We want everyone to get their hands on this and get started now.

Use PROMO-BOTS to promote ANYTHING YOU ARE SELLING.

Plus! We have already integrated it in your Member area for SUPER-FAST promotion of the Money Makers Products, the ClickBank Products and more! 

YES! Use it for ALL your Affiliate Marketing Programs and the programs we recommend,  not just Worldprofit services. 

You really have to see the video that George recorded to see how PROMO-BOTS are going to benefit you in a BIG way.

Once you have watched the video you can get STARTED using Promo-Bots!

Here’s the link to the VIDEO:

http://worldprofit.ca/videos/worldprofit-promo-bots-presentation-how-to-video/

Worldprofit Members:  You will find the PROMO-BOTS section in your Member area, on TOP MENU  select PROMO-BOTS.

NOTE: If you are not a Worldprofit Member and would like to know how to get this tool and so many more home based business resources, get a free Associate Membership at http://www.WorldprofitAssociates.com 

About Worldprofit Home Business Training and Earn at Home Programs

Worldprofit, Inc., provides a wide range of online services for small and-home based businesses.

Services include home business training, affiliate marketing training, earn-at-home programs, traffic tools, advertising, webcasting, hosting, design, WordPress Blogs and more. Find out why Worldprofit is considered the # 1 online Home Business Training program by getting a free Associate Membership today.

January 8th, 2013 Posted by | Affiliate marketing training, Amazing Products, Home Business, Home Business Bootcamp, Hot News, Marketing, Online Jobs, Product Reviews, Sales, Self Improvement, Work at Home | no comments