Dropping Names

Posted on February 19th, 2010 in Advice, Customers, News, Simple Cash Blog, Strategies | 2 Comments »

Today I was in a room with John Reese, Jeff Walker, Brad Fallon, Joe Polish, Eben Pagan, John Carlton and many other ‘notable people’ in the internet marketing world. I swear I’m not saying this to simply name drop.

I’m just setting the stage for this…

They were all in learning mode. Like little kids in 3rd grade! It was almost funny, except for the very serious focus and ‘heads down’ activities.

They were listening to someone else talk. They were talking notes, they were filling out forms and they were in little groups sharing ideas and experiences. They were planning. They were developing their strategies. Like you. Like me.

My key point is that even these folks are hungry to learn more. They are looking for new systems, new opportunities and new partners. They are human with human needs. And, they are smart about building wealth and staying focused. Education is key — investing in your business is extremely smart.

Now, what they learned — and what I learned — was extremely valuable. But, it’s a topic for another day. What matters to you is this…

There are absolutely several “levels” of business evolution. It’s next to impossible to go from making $5 per day to $500 per day in less than 30 days. Sure, it can happen, but it’s rare. Extremely rare.

Here’s what’s also rare —

Too many people make $5 per day or $10 per day, or, whatever amount. But then, rather than using their knowledge and systems… they squander the opportunity to learn and grow. They stagnate. They give up or even blow up.

Why?

Well, one big reason is simple lack of access to the right information at the right time.
quite frankly, there are not many systems that show you how to legitimately make $250-500 extra per month more with 10-12 hours of extra work per month, for example.

This is a key reason why we developed the Simple Cash Blog. You can click that link and get the free information. It’s painless… Just do it.

What I want you to know is that you can save yourself a lot of time and a lot of energy simply by investing a little time and money in the Simple Cash Blog. In relation to the value, it’s basically free.

We’ve been told it could easily be a $97 per month membership. You’ll pay a fraction of that. And you might ask, “Then why the low price?” Simple! We want you on our buyer’s list and we want to forge a long term relationship. That’s Marketing 101 and we know the lifetime value of our customers (Hint: you need to know the value of your customers).

Even if you don’t have any intention of investing, do take 26 seconds to grab the some of the 100% free information we’re handing out. Then, like the gurus I was with today, start learning… and take action.

~ John

p.s. Here’s that direct link again: Simple Cash Blog

Blogs and List Building

Posted on June 2nd, 2009 in blogging, Customers, Simple, Strategies, Web Traffic | 3 Comments »

I wanted to talk a little bit today about what John and I call the “Rhodes Strategy.” It’s really the core of our business. Here’s what it consists of:

1.) Driving web traffic to our niche sites via our blog and traffic networks.

2.) Sending that traffic to a squeeze page to get people on our e-mail lists.

3.) Send e-mails that have outstanding value with high quality offers to make money from
affiliate commissions.

So, Blogs + E-Mail List is the real basis for the formula. The beautiful part about this is that the process is virtually all automated. Using an e-mail tool like AWeber, it’s like ATM that automatically pumps out cash for us.

We write the messages just once, then AWeber automatically delivers the e-mails to people who
join our e-mail list. We have these e-mail sequences setup to deliver mail for months!

That means while we’re sleeping or partying it up, our e-mail system is delivering value to our e-mail subscribers, and then selling them on high-quality products. (Which, of course, makes us affiliate commissions!)

How much is each subscriber worth to us? Well…

Each subscriber on our lists tends to average $1 in profit per month for us (give or take). That’s just an AVERAGE though. Some people don’t purchase anything ever, and others spend $1,000s with us.

(Do you see how powerful an e-mail list is?)

Let’s run some numbers here…let’s say you can get just 50 visitors per day to your blog, and 20% of them opt-in to your e-mail list. Your list would grow at 10 people per day.

So, at 10 people per day, you’d have 300 people join your list per month.

Roughly speaking, that’s about $300 per month. The next month, it would be $600, then $900, and so on.

It doesn’t sound too appealing until you take into account the fact that your traffic will constantly be growing, so you’ll get more opt-ins per day.

Plus, you can setup as MANY of these funnels as you want. They only take a week or two to fully create one.

(Imagine 10 of these profit centers bringing in between $150 and $1,650 per month.)

It’s only limited by your imagination. And, it’s a REALLY powerful strategy and it doesn’t take much tech work at all.

Talk to you soon,
Matt