Whatever your chosen online business, you need CUSTOMERS and you get them by building a good list to sell to. Then if you change business or take on something new, you have a ready made audience for your venture.
So it’s even better, if in the process of building your list, you get other people to help you do it. They join your list and start a list of their own, but they also contribute some of their effort to yours.
It’s called ‘LIST LEVERAGE’ and what you get is not ONLY the list itself, but there are additional opportunities to make money apart from your main business. This is the best thing I have seen in a long while and it is WORKING for me – I am getting new leads every day.
I have been using Later.com to set up posts to my social media accounts a whole lot more in the past week. Today I started to look at Pinterest and what it might do.
Oh what a lightbulb moment!
Now, I don’t normally think of my Pinterest account as a place to promote any of my online business interests, but something told me I ought to look at the stats. I converted my account to business some time ago, but have just never capitalized on the potential. I mainly think of it as a place to research, store and exchange recipes and it does that very well. Over 3 or 4 years I have built up over 600 followers – that’s more than Instagram – AND – most amazingly 8k a month traffic to my pins. I was absolutely flabbergasted!
I also got some information on the people who visit my account, including their interests, age ranges and gender. Other information tells me that Pinterest users really do spend money.
So, I quickly set up a couple of Pinterest posts from Later.com and one immediate one in the boards that get most visitors and re-pins. The pictures in those pins have been carefully chosen to appeal to the people who visit that particular board. There is nothing to prevent you adding posts to a board that are on a different subject. I also have a specific board that relates to CBD and I will make more use of that in the future. Pinterest has a feature, whereby you can choose the boards that are shown at the top of your account, so it makes sense to have the boards that already get the most visits AND the ones relating to your business up there.
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Instagram can be great for promoting any kind of business but it has one really annoying shortcoming – you can only have one link to another site, and it has to be from your bio page.
This limitation has been nagging me for some time, so today I decided to do some research into the issue.
I have already been using Later.com to schedule Instagram posts ahead of time, and that has Linkin.bio but unless you have the paid version, it doesn’t fully solve the problem.
One possible solution is to make a page on the site that you link to, which offers your visitor a number of possible solutions, where they would like to go next for more information, based on the post they came from.
However, I was looking for something more sophisticated, so I was really pleased to find this article which describes in detail, what the options are and how to decide which is right for your purposes.
I chose lnk.bio which is a really simple solution to set up and is already working well for me. I’m getting plenty of hits on that and because there are multiple destinations, my visitors can choose more than one to click to next.
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In today’s post, I’m going to give you a couple of alternatives for ways to build your list.
To start with you need an autoreponder, because that’s where your list members are going to end up. I mentioned the one I use in one of the follow ups if you have already joined my subscribers. However if you aren’t on my list, I’ll say it again.
So far as savers are concerned, the Western economy is still flat and there are few gains to be made by sticking to conventional savings routes like bank and building society accounts. Shares are considered too risky for many people and too difficult to manage.
Even property is not making substantial gains in the UK and USA unless you can afford to invest in a real premium area like a capital city or a development area.
Like most marketers I am always on the lookout for software, websites, apps and tools that could be of benefit to me in my online business.
There are some that I already have and would not be without – IBO Toolbox is in this category. If you aren’t a member over there, you are really missing a trick. This is the place to help you build a list at no cost and very easily, just by inviting people to be new associates and then to view your business offering.