This information has been brought to you with the consent of founder and owner of the Hardcore Funnel system my good friend, Bryan Winters.
It will help you make you sales, if you follow it!
Many aspiring online marketers, especially newbies, only give opportunities a very, shall we say, “faint hearted” effort…I know because I was once one of these myself – but fortunately I’m not one to quit. Meaning, they sign up for things, send a few clicks or run one ad, and then if cash doesn’t come pouring down on them, they instantly give up.
That is a sure sign of total inexperience. Experienced marketers generally do not even BEGIN to judge the effectiveness of an offer without sending thousands of quality clicks and/or getting hundreds of leads.
It’s simple maths. A 1% conversion rate for instance is pretty solid in some cases. So that’s 1 person out of 100 joining an offer ( not joining the list but taking up the initial offer). But it’s entirely possible to get Zero conversions in your first hundred visits….While going on to get 2 or more conversions on your next one hundred visits. This happens regularly. It’s normal. It’s the simple law of averages. So to give up and drop out after only a few dozen leads or even a couple hundred, is a big “newbie” mistake”.
In fact, this quite possibly is one of the # 1 newbie mistakes and success killers online.
Let’s put it this way. Nobody has ever succeeded with anything online, to my knowledge, having sent only a few hundred clicks or even a couple of hundred leads. If that’s all a person is willing to do, they shouldn’t join a program or promote an offer in the first place, because that’s not online business, that’s just dead end “dabbling.”
I’ve heard Mike Geary, the famous author of the Truth About Abs ebook, *almost* gave up early on because he wasn’t making the sales he expected at first. But he PERSISTED, and went on to make millions of dollars per year.
Another thing is your quality of leads. If you’re sending poor quality traffic (freebie seekers) then you are going to get leads (subscribers) that are also freebie seekers and are not as likely to buy.
So for example if you’re running an email solo ad, you want to try to send to subscribers that have bought things in the past.
Lots of people “dabble” with an opportunity or offer and then simply give up.
That’s just not smart marketing. A trickle of traffic leads to a trickle of results,which excites precisely nobody, LOL… It’s like test driving a new car, but only in the car park and never really opening it up or giving it a long enough ride to see how it really performs.
There’s a really useful formula you can apply to any offer-
Traffic + converting offer(s) = Cash
Note you must have a converting offer but unless this has already been tested for you in the way Dean Holland’s offers have been, you need to test this yourself. Inevitably then there will be some winners and losers. So find a winning offer then reinvest some profit to scale up.
When testing any offer to see whether you will succeed at it, here are some rules of thumb:
– Send at *least* 1,000 *quality* clicks.
– Generate at *least* 300 leads.
– Focus on QUALITY traffic (solo ads, banner ads, etc).
– Go where the *buyers* are.
Now…with all that said, you need to be able to send ENOUGH traffic to start “reading” results.
Bryan Winters, has put together 10 relatively easy ways to absolutely flood a funnel with visitors…
You can use these methods to test any offer but I’ve seen some excellent results with the Hardcore Funnel system but obviously you need to test this for yourself.
The following training has been compiled to work with Bryan’s HFS system and you’ll find a link at the bottom of this post to create your own free HFS account. However, it can be easily adapted to use for the promotion of almost any online offer…
Your goal: Pick one thing from the list and do it DAILY!
1. Send out an email ad to somebody else’s email list.
These are called solo ads. There are a ton of solo ad venues listed in the HFS Traffic Directory but Udimi is a good place to start. This is my affiliate link as I do use this myself.
(There are prewritten solo ads on your HFS Ready Made Ads page inside the HardcoreFunnels member area).
2. Place banner ads.
…and keep doing it until you have ten, fifty, even a hundred banner ads running all over the place. Try to negotiate *permanent* ad placement so that you
don’t have to worry about maintaining the banner ad month by month. You just “set it and forget it.” There’s a LONG list of sites that accept banner ads in the HFS Traffic Directory.
Make SURE to read over Bryan’s banner ad tips in the Traffic Tips tutorial found on the Ready Made Ads page (in the HFS member area).
3. Do email ad swaps.
…Once you have a list of a few hundred subscribers, start setting up free ad swaps with other list owners. This is why building up your list to at least 300 to 500 subscribers should be one of your 1st goals – because ad swaps are a
way to get unlimited FREE traffic. So use PAID traffic to build up, and then
you can start doing ad swaps.
Swapping ads doesn’t means swapping your actual subscriber email addresses with other people, by the way. It just means that you send their
email ad out to your list, while they do the same for you. You schedule a day of the week to do the swap.
Here’s a big “club” of people that do email ad swaps – 100% free traffic:
http://www.safe-swaps.com Now, don’t make this your ONLY strategy. But
certainly add it to your list!
4. Run pay per click (PPC) ads on Facebook Ads.
Here’s the link to get you started: https://www.facebook.com/business/
PPC is where you pay anywhere from 10 cents to 75 cents (usually in that range) for each click on your link –
Facebook itself has a lot of good information on how to run successful ads. Make use of it.
You probably won’t be able to advertise your HFS funnel directly, because Facebook is sort of “shy” about Internet marketing offers in general.
And if not, what you can do is simply promote a Facebook (or blog) page that you’ve set up for the purpose of promoting…You can then get “Likes” on your page, you can post banner ads to your page, you can pay to have your banner ads “boosted” so as to appear prominently in the newsfeeds of your page fans, etc. You can post YouTube video reviews on your Facebook page. You
can provide traffic tips and training of your own, etc…
Your HardcoreFunnels / Facebook page becomes your own “hub of activity” for the Hardcore Funnel System which can generate a lot of *active* and
*involved* HFS referrals for you.
5. Advertise on the web’s biggest online marketing forum!
Go to http://www.warriorforum.com and click on “Advertise with us.”
(This is actually just another example of *endless* places to post banner ads.)
6. Swap banner ads, or use Bryan’s free banner ad placement ‘trick’.
Contact sellers on JVZoo, Clickbank.com, and other networks and either offer to SWAP banner ads (you place their ad on your blog or Facebook page, provided you’re getting some traffic already, and they do the same for you)…
OR, offer to run a couple solo ads for their product through Udimi.com IN EXCHANGE for having your HardcoreFunnels banner ad placed on their download page or member home page…
You still make any commissions resulting from the solo ads (so like any normal
affiliate promo, PLUS you get your HFS banner ad placed on their site). Some sellers will turn this offer down, but some will GLADLY take it – meaning you get yourself FREE banner ad placement on their product download page which only BUYERS see!
Or, just offer a flat fee to have your banner permanently placed on their page. Negotiate a deal, in this regard.
7. Send out to your list.
This is an obvious one. 😉 Send out regular ads to your own email list (assuming
you have one). Use curiosity provoking headlines and ad copy.
Also consider all the current Internet marketing “property” you already own – blogs, sites, download pages, member areas, You-tube channels – and place ads for HFS wherever you can.
8. Set up an email signature file.
Create a “signature file” in your email client (such as Gmail or Yahoo) including
an attention grabbing, curiosity provoking text ad for HardcoreFunnels -including your HFS funnel link, of course.
9. Set up automated follow up emails.
…That go out to your list, encouraging people to either join HFS, or if they’re already HFS members, encouraging them to MONETIZE their HFS system
“through Step 2 in the HFS member area.” You can also swap automated email follow up messages with other email list owners through Safe-Swaps.com!
10. Participate in POPULAR internet marketing forums.
…like WarriorForum.com, and create a signature file leading to a Facebook page,You-Tube video review, or blog page review, for the HardcoreFunnels system. (Take care to read and understand their rules…The Warrior Forum doesn’t let you link directly to affiliate products, but you can link to your own blog page, for example.)
…And there you have it! There are SO MANY ways to get traffic because there are SO MANY people constantly online. Go where the people are! Traffic is not a “mystery.” You’re simply getting your ad out in front of people who are
most likely to be interested in what you’re offering.
Go for it and don’t stop until you have reached reasonable GOALS that you’ve set for yourself – and remember what Bryan mentioned about *properly*
testing your offer… 25 leads is not a “goal.” 😉
So, thanks to Bryan for the above.
A final point I want to make .Really there are only 2 types of traffic. Paid and unpaid. However, free traffic isn’t really free. The cost depends on how much you value your time. It also works a lot slower than paid traffic. You can use such methods as blogging, forum marketing, video marketing and using social media. Paid traffic can be much more instant and it enables you to see what’s working and what’s not working much quicker.
Obviously the downside is paid traffic costs money. So I recommend setting a weekly or monthly budget you can afford and stick to it. If you find what you are promoting sells consider scaling up… by re-investing profits.
You should know that some will always do worse, some much better than others, in any business venture. I struggled for years to make money online. Then I got my first ever $200 day. A few months after that I had my first $1,000 day. Its pretty exciting when that happens.
Many new people in internet marketing say they don’t have money to invest in their business. Internet Marketing is like any other business. It needs to be treated like a real business in order to make a success of it. The great advantage it has over most offline or most other businesses is that relatively at least, it doesn’t really require a lot of money.
You may need to invest money or a great deal of time before you see any return.
I started an IM business alongside a successful offline business so I did have some money to invest. However, I spent years throwing money away on junk products (shiny objects) which I thought would give me the answer I was looking for. It didn’t!
I never minded that much spending the money …it was the time wasted on products that didn’t do what they say they did that I regretted the most. Time is something we can never get back. Its much more valuable than money.
I became afraid of wasting yet more time and more money…there’s so much trash and hype in the IM space. I stopped buying junk and learn’t some internet marketing reality.
That “reality” for me is you need to be careful what you spend your money on.
It has to serve a purpose that leads to making money not wasting money.
Which takes me back to the InternetProfits success formula-
Traffic + Converting offer(s) = Cash
Once you find an offer or a funnel of offers that converts it starts to make sense to invest some money in traffic. The crucial issue obviously is that the commissions you can earn throughout the funnel must be greater than the cost of the traffic. Build a list at the same time as earning commissions. Look out for quality offers that pay monthly residual as well as back end offers, especially big commission back end offers.
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And with credit to Bryan Winters for his help in putting together content in this post…You can create a free hardcore funnels account here