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How To Change The World With Your Book

Today as Jeff Walker continued his training lessons in his Product Launch Masterclass, I received an email from an author asking if I could work with him on the launch of his new book.

Now I personally feel his book is something everyone should read, but for it to have the maximum Impact, its message needs to be in the hands (and minds) of as many people as possible BEFORE the US election in November. It is literally that important…

In other words, wide distribution is critical and time is short.

With this in mind, I’ve copied in the essence of the message I sent him below, while removing any identifying information about the author or the topic to protect his privacy.

Here’s what I told him:

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I agree the message in your book is critical for people to hear right now and should be available to as many people as possible. The US (and the rest of the West) is certainly heading down the wrong path. It is so sad to see such a wonderful country being torn apart like it is.

And what happens in the US eventually moves around the World…

Because millions of people need to hear your message before the election or the dark side is going to win, you will need some large and influential partners to help you promote your book and get the message out to enough people to turn the tide in the election in just a few weeks away.

You could do the normal book launch with book signings and interviews to sell a few thousand books (and make a few dollars) before the election, but because time is so short the opportunity for massive change will be lost.

The other (and much more powerful) strategy I see after listening to your interview where you said your mission is greater than selling a few books would be to find those large and influential partners and let them give their audiences a free copy of a downloadable PDF version of the book in exchange for those people joining an email database.

This could have many immediate and long term benefits, including:

  • Because most people don’t realise how dire the situation is, you might be able to get your book into the hands of enough people before the election to make a profound difference in the results once people realise how high the stakes are.
  • By asking people for their email address before they can download the PDF book, you could build a list of potentially millions of people with likeminded beliefs. I would imagine a group of people like this with a strong leader such as yourself could move mountains.
  • Many of those people would be interested in hearing from you on a regular basis and possibly supporting your cause, donating to your work, and/or buying all kinds of products and services you chose to recommend in the future.
  • A large email database could also help you to create a huge social media platform from which you can influence even more people.

Personally, if I had a message as important as yours and a limited amount of time to make meaningful change, I would be using the this second option.

Having said that, I’m not the best person to help you at the moment because I am going through my own launch and working with a couple of other people helping them with their businesses as well.

I’m not sure whether it fits your budget or not but Jeff Walker has opened up his Product Launch Formula training (PLF), and part of the membership includes to an Alumni group where you can find product launch managers and other people who can be on your launch team.

Jeff discussed this and the other things included with PLF in today’s third live Masterclass call (you can watch the replay here in case you missed it).

I apologise for not being able to personally help you right now, but I hope what I have shared with you here has given you some ideas for making the most of your book launch and getting your message out to as many people as possible.

I’d love to hear how things go.

Warmest regards,

Rocky Tapscott

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As you can see, when getting a book with an important message launched but time is critically short, you can go the ‘normal’ way and make a few dollars in book sales but fail to have a meaningful impact…

Or you can defer earning those few thousand dollars, make a massive impact, position yourself as an expert and authority, and build yourself a global platform from which you can instigate real change.

The choice is yours.

Which option would you choose?

Warm regards,

Rocky

P.S. As a PLF owner and user since 2008 and one of Jeff’s affiliate partners, I may receive a commission from Jeff if you invest in his program at the end of the Masterclass – but it won’t cost you anything extra.

Your Most Valuable Asset When It Comes To Launching A Product

The most valuable asset you have, especially when you are running a product launch, is your email list.

Period.

Your workers will eventually leave to find better opportunities.

Your marketing will run its course. Marketing campaigns and tactics eventually wear out.

Your products or services won’t be in demand forever. All products and services are eventually replaced or superseded by something else.

If you treat it with respect, nurture the people on it, find out what matters most to them – your list will never fail you and you can never go wrong.

If you want to make your life a heck of a lot easier, never forget that the single most valuable asset you’ll ever have will ALWAYS be your email list.

And you should be spending the bulk of your time growing it, nurturing the people on it, and making irresistible offers that turn those people into repeat customers.

That way, when it’s time for any sort of promotion, from a product launch to a quick sale offer, you people will be happy to hear from you and will respond by buying from you.

Warm regards,

Rocky

P.S. Were you still interested in launching an online business?

Or growing a business you already have?

Over the next couple of weeks Jeff Walker going to give away a free “Launch Masterclass” which will all be delivered via live broadcast.

In total, he’s going to have three live lessons and it’s probably going to be about 10 hours of training… plus extra videos, PDF downloads, a Facebook support group, and a few extra live sessions.

All you need to access Jeff’s “Launch Masterclass” is your email address.

He’ll be opening up his advanced full-out “Product Launch Formula 2021” program soon, but for the next two weeks or so, this Launch Masterclass is free:

CLICK HERE for the free Launch Masterclass

NOTE: nothing in this Masterclass is theoretical. It’s all been proven by Jeff’s clients with over $1 BILLION in real-world results.

It’s 100% free, and having been through this class before, I think it will change the way you think about your business…

CLICK HERE for the free Launch Masterclass</span

How To Use Your JV Launch As A Springboard To Huge Passive Income

One of the greatest and most valuable benefits of running a JV Launch is the email list of targeted prospects you get to keep after all of your affiliates and JV partners have sent you their prospects and customers.

That’s because even if you don’t have any other products to offer right away, you can find other products and services those people will be interested in buying and promote them as a JV partner or affiliate.

In fact, there are many business owners who make more from promoting other people’s products and services to their audience than they do selling their own stuff. And if you promote subscription based products or services that pay you recurring revenue, this truly is a way to generate a huge amount of passive income that can continue to grow over time.

How Do You Find The Best Products?

When it comes to creating products that sell well, the big key is to find something that your audience REALLY wants. They might also NEED it, but it’s best if they passionately WANT it even more.

Sometimes people want to create a product on a topic that no one else has created before. In many cases, the reason it hasn’t been created yet is because nobody wants it. If you create something no one wants, then you’re going to be disappointed by dismal sales.

Here’s what to do instead: find out what people are already buying, promote it as an affiliate or JV partner initially, and if it sells really well to your audience, you could create something similar (yet BETTER and/or use better marketing to promote it). And that’s exactly what you’re going to learn how to do in this lesson. Take a look…

Find Out What People Want

The very best predictor of what people will buy in the future is to look at what they’re already buying today. That’s why your first step is to find out what people are already buying in your market.

NOTE: We’re talking about evergreen products and services here, not fads. Fads are too unpredictable to determine if they’ll still be selling well next week, next month or next year.

To do this, you’re going to look for three things:

• Bestsellers
• Products with competitors
• Paid ads for specific types of products

Let’s take a closer look:

Bestselling products. If a product sells well in your market (especially over time), that’s a good indication of demand. To that end, you’ll want to check infoproduct marketplaces such as ClickBank.com, Amazon.com and Udemy.com to see what’s selling well in your niche.

Products with multiple competitors. If multiple marketers are creating similar products and services, that’s another good indication that there’s demand for that type of offer. Again, you can search infoproduct marketplaces to find out which types of products have a lot of competitors. You can also run a search for your niche keywords in Google, and check out what your top competitors are selling.

Marketers consistently placing paid ads for a product. Smart marketers don’t keep dumping money into paid advertising if the product isn’t selling well. That’s why tracking ads over time will give you an idea of what’s selling well. One way to do this is to regularly run a search for your niche keywords in Google, and then take note of the paid advertisements. Look for different marketers selling similar offers, as well as marketers investing in advertising a product over time.

As mentioned earlier, you can also quickly test a product for yourself to see if it might sell well before you invest too much time and money creating it. Here are two “quick and dirty” tests:

• Promote the product or service as an affiliate. If your audience seems to really like a particular offer, that may confirm to you that you should create something similar.

• Create a tripwire offer. Let’s suppose you have a big product or you have something in mind, like a multi-module course. You might create an “overview” of this course, or even just create one module, and offer it as a low-cost tripwire. If your audience likes the “lite” product, then you can take that as a greenlight to create the full product.

Take note that you can also create a “lite” product in the form of a lead magnet that you offer to determine demand (while at the same time building your list). Keep in mind, however, that what people request for free may not precisely determine if they’ll purchase the “full” product.

Once you have an idea of what people in your niche want, then move onto the second step of this process…

Create Something Better

Now that you know what your audience wants, about the last thing you want to do is create something that’s just like every other product on the market. Instead, what you need to do is create something BETTER.

The first step in creating a better product is to review the bestsellers in your market to determine their good points and bad points. This means personally reading/viewing the product yourself. You’ll also want to read customer reviews to see what they like and don’t like about a product.

Your goal is to create something that has the big benefits that everyone likes, yet it improves on the weak points of other products.

For example, let’s suppose you’re creating a copywriting course. Perhaps the bestselling products in your niche include a lot of real-life sales letters, case studies and examples. If people really like that, then you’ll want to make sure you include your own (unique) letters, case studies and examples.

Now let’s suppose that one thing that is missing from the competitors’ products are worksheets to help people decide what benefits to showcase, as well as audience profiling worksheets and other tools. You can improve on existing products by including these tools in your course.

The second step in creating a better product is determining how to make it unique. You can do this by:

• Creating unique case studies/experiments
• Telling personal stories
• Offering unique tips
• Providing unique examples
• Offering unique tools such as worksheets, checklists, templates and similar
• Sharing old information in a new way, such as by creating a formula around a step-by-step process
• Positioning the product in a new way. E.G., how is your product different and better than the competing products? For example, do you provide “take action” tools to help people get results quickly and easily?

The point is, you don’t need to create something so fresh and new that no one on the planet has ever seen it before. Instead, you just need to take your information, even if others are teaching the same thing, and present it in a fresh way.

For example, I’ve seen people create unique formulas around processes in the form of acronyms, where each letter of the acronym corresponds to a step of the process. E.G., they might create a five-step S.A.L.E.S. formula for optimising conversions. While others may teach how to optimise conversions, no one else does it using this unique formula—which makes these products stand out from the crowd.

Conclusion

The bottom line here is that you shouldn’t guess what your audience wants. Do your research, find out what they line up around the virtual block to buy, and then create something similar yet better. And if you want to use the email list you built during your product launch to generate residual income, find and then create your own subscription based products and services and promote them to your audience multiple times a year.

And if you’d like to learn more about creating and launching your new product successfully, including seeing how Jeff Walker builds his list using a JV launch and examples of email sequences and case studies of people who have used PLF with outstanding success, by checking out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

Talk soon,

Rocky

PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 4 ways I can help you to grow your business using product launches:

1. How To Create A Signature Product Out Of Thin Air In 72 Hours Or Less
Creating your product does not need to take weeks or months. My 72 Hour Product Creation Guide shows you how to build high value products one after the other in 72 hours or less. Click Here

2. How To Outsource Your Product Creation And Make It Hands Free.
Outsourcing the creation of some or all of your products and bonuses is a great way to save your time for the more important (and more fun) things you’d rather be doing. Grab my Hands Free Outsourcing Cheat Sheet to learn more. Click Here

3. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. My 1-2-3 List Building Cheat Sheet will show you how to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here

4. Work One-On-One With Me
If you’d like to work directly with me to run a launch for your business… just send me a message by emailing me at rocky [at] localwebsolutions.com and put “One-on-One” in the subject line… tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details!

Also, check this out 🙂

Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Formula training.

How to Get Your Affiliates To Enthusiastically Promote Your Product Launch

One really good way to drive traffic to your product launch is by starting an affiliate program and having affiliates and joint venture partners send their prospect to you in exchange for a referral fee. This is what Jeff Walker calls a JV Launch when he covers it in the Product Launch Formula training.

However, many people attempt a JV launch before they are ready which can lead to both the product owner and their partners being disappointed by the results. Before you run your JV launch, you really need to have your ducks in a row which means having everything in place and everything dialled in.

Some of the elements you must have in place are:

  • Your pre-launch content tested and proven to engage your prospects
  • Your pre-pre launch, pre-launch, launch and post launch email sequences dialled in and tested for maximum effectiveness
  • Your sales process complete and tested for maximum conversions
  • Your payment system hardened with your payment processor notified you will be receiving an influx of sales
  • Your customer service team trained and ready to help customers with a large number of enquiries

The best way to achieve all of these things is to hold an internal launch where you take your own prospects and customers through your product launch to test everything out. Once you have everything in place, it’s time to approach affiliates and joint venture partners and ask them to join you in your JV launch.

One of the big problems with an affiliate or JV program is that affiliates can promote an offer once or twice and then move onto another product or service. It’s great that you get that surge of sales initially but then everything goes quiet.

It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some ideas for motivating affiliates and keeping them consistently promoting your offers long after your initial launch is over…

Train Your JV Partners and Affiliates So They Can Be Successful

Not every affiliate who joins your program has the skills necessary to generate sales. That’s why you’ll want to add training to your affiliate center that’s aimed at beginners and specific to your products and services. For example, you can train affiliates to set up lead pages, drive traffic to those pages, and then close the sale for you.

This training can take multiple forms, including:

• A course
• A guide (ebook or report)
• A fixed-term membership site
• A training video (or a video series)

The key to good training is to be as specific as possible about what your affiliates should do and how to do it. For example, don’t just tell them to “start promoting an offer.” Instead, make a suggestion to them about which offer, specifically, to start promoting. Typically, this should be one of your highest-converting offers, because once affiliates make sales, they’ll be eager to keep promoting.

NOTE: If you can provide them with the tools needed to start promoting your offers, that’s even better.

Which brings us to the next point…

Stock Your Affiliate Centre With Sharable and Rebrandable Content

Whether your affiliate program is full of seasoned marketers or beginners, they’ll all benefit from using the sales materials you provide in your affiliate center. Here are the types of materials to create and distribute:

• A rebrandable report that affiliates can give away for free to their audience
• Blog posts they can add to their sites
• Standalone emails
• Email sequences
• Videos
• Social media blurbs
• Short ads for pay per click platforms and similar
• Graphics such as banners and other graphical ads

You might also want to make yourself available for interviews with your top affiliates or those who show the most promise. You can share some of your secrets with them and their audience and then promote the offer using your affiliate’s link.

That way, you both make money whenever someone purchases something through the interview (which may be a text interview, audio interview, video interview, or even a live interview via a webinar). And the affiliate can post the interview on their website or blog which can generate ongoing sales as more people are exposed to your offer.

Motivate And Incentivise Your JV Partners and Affiliates

Another good way to motivate affiliates is to send regular emails to them. These emails can include announcements about new products, sales and other promotions. The idea is to constantly give your affiliates something new to promote (a new product, a new sale, a new rebrandable report to distribute, etc.).

You can also use these emails to showcase successful affiliates in the form of a case study or even a motivational story. E.G., “John James had never made a penny promoting affiliate offers before. But today he’s making $3500 a month selling [Products/Brand Name]. Read on to find out how John does it, and how you can too!”

Give Your Partners Coupons To Give Away

Affiliates and JV partners love promoting your offers using coupon codes because a good coupon tends to boost the conversion rate. For best results, be sure to offer coupon codes with a fast approaching expiration date. This might be a short-lived 12-hour flash sale, a three-day sale, or perhaps a one-week sale.

TIP: Be sure to give your affiliates an early heads up that you’ll be offering coupon codes so that they can plan their promotions well in advance.

Here’s another way to motivate affiliates…

Hold Affiliate Contests During Your Launch And Afterwards

A good way to motivate affiliates to all promote during your product launch is by holding an affiliate contest. For example, you might offer a contest where the top five to 10 affiliates who make the most sales are rewarded with generous cash prizes. Jeff Walker has awesome prizes for the top 20 JV partners each time he launches his Product Launch Formula program.

The contest really makes people work hard to got onto and stay on the Leaderboard because they get bragging rights in addition to some great prizes and incentives.

TIP: Generally, affiliates who know they have no chance of winning the contest are unlikely to promote heavily during a contest. You can further boost sales by offering random-draw prizes that are available to anyone who makes at least one or two sales.

Want an even bigger surge of sales? Then offer an affiliate contest alongside a coupon promotion. This not only encourages your affiliates to promote like crazy, you’ll also see more sales simply because consumers are taking advantage of the discounts.

Conclusion

The bottom line here is that you want to keep things fresh during and after your launch by sending updated content and specials (such as coupons) to your affiliates. Keep them motivated and promoting for you on a regular basis, and everyone will walk away happy with a pocketful of cash.

And if you’d like to learn more about launching your new product successfully, including seeing how Jeff Walker is segmenting people during his optin process along with examples of affiliate and JV resources people who have used PLF with outstanding success, by checking out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

Talk soon,

Rocky

PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 4 ways I can help you to grow your business using product launches:

1. How To Create A Signature Product Out Of Thin Air In 72 Hours Or Less
Creating your product does not need to take weeks or months. My 72 Hour Product Creation Guide shows you how to build high value products one after the other in 72 hours or less. Click Here

2. How To Outsource Your Product Creation And Make It Hands Free.
Outsourcing the creation of some or all of your products and bonuses is a great way to save your time for the more important (and more fun) things you’d rather be doing. Grab my Hands Free Outsourcing Cheat Sheet to learn more. Click Here

3. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. My 1-2-3 List Building Cheat Sheet will show you how to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here

4. Work One-On-One With Me
If you’d like to work directly with me to run a launch for your business… just send me a message by emailing me at rocky [at] localwebsolutions.com and put “One-on-One” in the subject line… tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details!

Also, check this out 🙂

Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Formula training.

How To Generate Lots Of Product Launch Traffic From Guest Blog Posts

In this post we’re going to discuss how to generate lots of traffic to grow your product launch list using guest blog posts that other people be excited to publish for you.

One really good way to drive traffic to your lead page is by guest blogging on highly related websites. For example, you can offer “Part 1” of an article on the blog, and then in your article byline you can encourage people to get “Part 2” of the article (or an expanded report or video) by joining your list.

Now the whole key to this strategy depends on creating a blog post that people really want to read. If you can’t get your audience’s attention then they’re never going to even read down far enough to see your links and calls to action.

So, with that in mind, check out these tips for creating guest blog posts that people in your audience really want to read…

Start By Doing Thorough Research

When you’re using guest blogging to drive traffic to your website, there are three types of research you need to complete. Specifically:

1. Research the prospective guest-blogging opportunity. Make sure you’re publishing on a popular, high-quality blog. If it gets a lot of visitors and they are engaged (e.g., they comment on the content, share it on social media, etc.), then that’s the type of blog that will give your content a good amount of exposure.

2. Research the blog to see what the owner publishes. Take some time to read through the archives to see what type content the owner seems to like. For example, if the owner likes tips articles with GIFs, then you may consider sharing information in that format too.

3. Research the audience to see what they like. Finally, be sure to do your regular market research to see what your audience really wants to know about. If people are buying content on a particular topic on sites like ClickBank.com and Amazon.com, then it’s a pretty good bet that they’ll read about that same topic on their favorite blog.

Here’s the next tip…

Create a Fresh Angle

Chances are you’re sharing information about a topic that others have covered before, right? So, what you need to do is offer this information in a fresh, unique way.

Most writers offer “step-by-step” information. You can do something similar, except create a formula around the step-by-step process. For example, if you’re teaching people how to write a sales letter, you might create a five-step formula around the acronym S.A.L.E.S., where each letter of the acronym corresponds to a step. E.G., Step 1, SHOWCASE Benefits, Step 2, AGITATE the Problem… and so on.

Capture Attention With Your Title

Your article title is one of the most important parts of your post. If the title doesn’t capture attention and arouse interest, then no one is even going to read the rest of your article. That’s why you need to create an intriguing benefit-driven title.

For example: “5 Weight Loss Tips” is a descriptive, but boring title.

Let’s rewrite it to showcase a benefit: “5 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Drop the Fat Fast.

The key here is to figure out what your audience wants and how that overlaps with what your article is about, and then highlight that benefit in the title. Whenever possible, use powerful words such as: surprising, you, new, amazing, fast, easy, quick, simple, how to, proven, secret, revealed, discover, guaranteed (and similar words).

Choose Simple Yet Bold Graphics

If the blog you hope to publish on includes graphics in articles, then you’ll want to add value by inserting graphics too. Be sure to choose simple, relevant graphics with bold, eye-catching colors.

For example, you might include a picture of a dog in a dog-training article. A cute puppy with a brightly colored ball on a white background is going to be more effective than a picture of multiple dogs on a busy background (as it takes the viewer a few seconds to decipher what all is going on in the picture).

TIP: Be sure to include a benefit-driven caption alongside the graphics, which will help pull skimmers back into your content.

Next…

Create Engaging Content

You’ll want to make sure you create content that keeps your reader hooked and reading right to the very end (so that they see your links and call to action). Check out these tips:

Employ a Conversational Tone

No one wants to read a dry, textbook style content. Instead, use a light, friendly, conversational tone. This newsletter is a good example of using a light tone to engage readers. Notice how I don’t use college-level words in this posts when “everyday” words will do. If your readers need to haul out a dictionary to understand what you’re saying, then you’re going to lose your audience.

Engage Readers on an Emotional Level

People are going to be more willing to keep reading if you engage them emotionally in some way. For example:

• Tell a story about someone’s niche mistake or how they overcame a problem. This arouses interest and builds rapport, and perhaps even motivates/inspires readers.

• Share a really unique tip, fact, case study, example or other piece of information. If you make the reader say “wow,” you can bet they’ll keep reading.

• Arouse curiosity. For example, you may build anticipation in the article introduction to hook readers and keep them reading. E.G., “In just moments you’ll discover a crazy-simple way to create your next infoproduct – it won’t cost you a cent, and you won’t have to create it yourself either! Curious? Read on…”

Next…

Utilize Plenty of White Space

Use short paragraphs and sentences (rather than a wall of text). Again, look at this series of posts as an example of content that’s easy to consume since it’s formatted for easy readability.

To Sum Up

The key to making the most of your guest blogging opportunities is to create engaging, high-quality content. If your readers like what they see in the blog article, then you can be sure they’re going to click on over to your lead page.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.

Warm regards,

Rocky

PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 4 ways I can help you to grow your business using product launches:

1. How To Create A Signature Product Out Of Thin Air In 72 Hours Or Less
Creating your product does not need to take weeks or months. My 72 Hour Product Creation Guide shows you how to build high value products one after the other in 72 hours or less. Click Here

2. How To Outsource Your Product Creation And Make It Hands Free.
Outsourcing the creation of some or all of your products and bonuses is a great way to save your time for the more important (and more fun) things you’d rather be doing. Grab my Hands Free Outsourcing Cheat Sheet to learn more. Click Here

3. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. My 1-2-3 List Building Cheat Sheet will show you how to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here

4. Work One-On-One With Me
If you’d like to work directly with me to run a launch for your business… just send me a message by emailing me at rocky [at] localwebsolutions.com and put “One-on-One” in the subject line… tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details!

Also, check this out 🙂

Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Formula training.

The Real Key (Which You Already Know) To Getting People To See Your Product Launch Content

One big key to building your email list in preparing for your Product Launch Formula style launch is to create plenty of compelling content. This includes free content (such as blog posts and lead magnets) as well as paid content (including your core program you are launching and other courses, reports, videos and more).

Now here’s where a lot of marketers make a mistake: they use weak titles when they are creating their content. In turn, they’re not getting the clicks and reads they need to grow their audience (or in the case of paid content, they’re not getting the sales).

See, most people know you need to create compelling titles to get the clicks. It’s not really a secret. But very few (VERY few) actually get this right.

Here’s the secret: you need to start a title swipe file collection, and then use these titles as models and inspiration for your own titles.

Let’s use the title from the previous post as an example: “How To Create A Profitable Newsletter That Your Subscribers Can’t Wait To Read.”

Now let’s take this title and use it to create titles in other niches:

• “How to Start A Weekly Group Run That People Can’t Wait to Join”

• “How to Knit a Sweater That You Can’t Wait to Wear”

• “How to Throw a French-Themed Dinner Party That Your Guests Can’t Wait to Attend”

• “How to Create a Homemade Board Game that Your Family Can’t Wait to Play”

• “How to Write a Romantic Novel That Your Fans Can’t Wait to Read”

No one would ever know that those five example titles were based on the original title. They use the same structure/format as the original title, but they do so in an entirely different context.

Likewise, when you use swipes from different niches, you’ll be able to create clever, compelling and unique titles.

Let me give you another example. There’s a classic headline that goes like this: “How a New Discovery Made a Plain Girl Beautiful.” Let’s adapt that to a couple different niches:

• “How a New Discovery Turned My Slow Metabolism Into a Fat-Blasting Furnace”

• “How a New Discovery Made a Stubborn Dog Into the World’s Best-Trained Houseguest”

Now another example with a classic title: “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” Let’s swipe it and use it to create titles in other niches:

• “How to Feel Great and Look 10 Years Younger”

• “How to Extend Your Drive and Shave Strokes Off Your Golf Game”

One more example: “Are You Making These Cooking Mistakes?” Let’s adapt:

• “Are You Making These Dieting Mistakes?”

• “Are You Making These Housetraining Mistakes?”

Once again, you can see how no one would know the titles are derivatives of the original, as they’re used in a completely different context.

The point is, it’s easy to take just about any title in any niche and use it to create something compelling for your niche. But the question is, how and where do you find these titles? Check out these ideas:

Check Your Inbox

Both your regular email and your spam folder and chockfull of titles. If you don’t have enough flowing in, then subscribe to popular newsletters across a variety of niches. You can then swipe any titles that grab your interest.

Do a Google Search

Your first step is to search for headline swipe files. Plenty of people have compiled them, and many of them are free.

Your second step is to run a search for a variety of niche keywords, and then read the titles of the search results. Swipe any that grab your attention.

Note: as always, you can do this step in your own niche as well as other niches. For example, if you’re in an online marketing niche, you might check out everything from marketing to weight loss to golf niches.

Read Popular Blogs

Once again, the key here is to scan titles on blogs both inside your niche as well as outside. For example, if you’re in a dog niche, you might search for copywriting blogs (which are sure to have plenty of awesome examples). And as always, you can scan dog blogs too to pull out catchy titles.

Scan Social Media Pages

Be sure to follow popular social media pages. These could be pages in your niche, popular pages outside your niche, or even news sites. The advantage of pulling titles from social media is that you’ll get some idea of how effective the title is based on how many likes, views, shares and comments the content gets.

Here are the top social sites to scan:

• Facebook
• Instagram
• Twitter
• YouTube

Here’s the next idea…

Search Viral Sites

Some sites curate viral content and attach new titles to them, which makes them good places to go for swipes. One such place is Upworthy.com.

Browse Marketplaces

Don’t forget to look at paid products for title swipes. For example, you can search for niche keywords on sites like ClickBank.com and Amazon.com. Or you can simply browse Amazon’s bestsellers in nonfiction to gather plenty of ideas.

Flip Through Magazines

Still another way to get ideas is to flip through magazines at the newsstand. Be sure to look at the titles for the articles (especially the articles on the cover), as well as the headlines for the paid ads inside the magazine.

Now let’s wrap things up…

Conclusion and Important Note

You just discovered how to build a swipe file, and then how to use this swipe file to create your own compelling and clever titles for your content.

Now here’s one important key: be sure your titles match your content. As soon as people start reading the content, they should get some sort of elaboration on the title, and by the time they’re done they should have a payoff (meaning the title delivered on its promise). If you fail to do this, you’re going to end up with angry readers who’ll simply click away whenever they see your name.

So, your next step is to start your swipe file. Go ahead and create a folder on your computer and start collecting compelling titles. Yes, you can swipe my titles too (provided you use them in different niches/contexts).

I really hope your swipe file helps you to generate a lot more people to your site so your product launch is a resounding success. I’d love to hear about your results in the comments below.

Warm regards,

Rocky

PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 4 ways I can help you to grow your business using product launches:

1. How To Create A Signature Product Out Of Thin Air In 72 Hours Or Less
Creating your product does not need to take weeks or months. My 72 Hour Product Creation Guide shows you how to build high value products one after the other in 72 hours or less. Click Here

2. How To Outsource Your Product Creation And Make It Hands Free.
Outsourcing the creation of some or all of your products and bonuses is a great way to save your time for the more important (and more fun) things you’d rather be doing. Grab my Hands Free Outsourcing Cheat Sheet to learn more. Click Here

3. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. My 1-2-3 List Building Cheat Sheet will show you how to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here

4. Work One-On-One With Me
If you’d like to work directly with me to run a launch for your business… just send me a message by emailing me at rocky [at] localwebsolutions.com and put “One-on-One” in the subject line… tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details!

Also, check this out 🙂

Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Formula training.

How To Create A Profitable Newsletter That Your Subscribers Can’t Wait To Read

Email is still the killer app that beats every other form of marketing technique in existence. And email is the core reason why Product Launch Formula works so well.

Yes you have other factors such as your pre-launch content, your sales letter or video, and your interaction with prospects in the Facebook comments at the bottom of your launch pages. But the delivery system is what holds everything together. And the main delivery system is still email.

Over the next few posts you’re going to learn about the three things it takes to create a thriving, COVID-19 recession proof  business based on email marketing. The posts will be covering 3 core areas:

1. Using compelling content that allows you to build a personal relationship with the people on your list
2. Generating organic and paid Traffic to your website so visitors can join your list
3. How to make irresistible Offers to your subscribers so they want to hear from and buy from you

In particular, we’re going to be looking at how to create content to support those three key areas.

So, with that in mind, let’s jump right into the first key, as you learn how to create a profitable newsletter that your subscribes can’t wait to read. In order to do this, you need to do three things:

1. Create an exciting title and theme
2. Generate compelling headlines and content that delivers
3. Make your content visually appealing and easy to read

Let’s look at each of these three in more detail…

Create an Exciting Title and Theme

Seems like everyone and their brother has a mailing list, which means you won’t get a lot of sign ups if you have a “run of the mill” newsletter. For example, if you tell people to “sign up to learn how to train your dog” that’s not very original. You won’t stand out. And people aren’t going to hand over their precious email addresses for something they’re probably already getting elsewhere.

Instead, you need to create a unique theme and title that catches people attention, gets you standing out from your competitors, and makes people want to join.

How?

One really good way to do this is by creating some sort of proprietary formula or system that you promise to share within your newsletter.

Let’s take the example of the very popular P90x workout system. Their fat-loss system was pretty much the same as everyone else’s. However, what set them apart is that they gave a fresh name to their system: they called it the Science of Muscle Confusion™.

No one else in the industry was using that exact name, which made the workout system stand out and get a lot of attention (even from notable figures such as Michelle Obama and Sheryl Crow). While that’s an example of how they named a program, it’s a great illustration of how you can name your newsletter.

Finally, you can use alliteration to stand out. This newsletter you’re reading now is an example (Three to Thrive). And as with all of these examples, the name matches the focused theme. Instead of talking about everything related to online marketing, this newsletter focuses on the three keys your business needs to thrive.

One final note: once you select your title and theme, then be sure to include this information on your opt-in page. You’ll also want to set expectations on this page, by letting people know what sort of content they’ll get and how often. E.G., “Each week you’ll get a fresh newsletter teaching you how to [get some good result], plus I’ll share with you my favorite resources for [making this process quicker/easier/faster!”

Now the next point…

Generate Compelling Headlines and Content

Your awesome theme and newsletter title compelled people to sign up. Now your next challenge is to get them to open and read your content. You do this by creating compelling headlines (AKA subject lines) followed by content that delivers on those headlines.

Here’s the key: don’t create click-bait titles that don’t match the content. This will disappoint and even upset subscribers, who will stop reading your newsletter and likely unsubscribe.

Instead, create intriguing titles, and then be sure your content creates a payoff.

For example, a title might be something like, “The weird fat-loss trick you’ve never heard of before…”

When readers open up and read the newsletter, they indeed better be reading something that they’ve never heard about before.

Let’s suppose the “trick” isn’t entirely new. In that case, your title might be something like this: “The weird fat-loss trick that really works…”

If your content then shares a trick that is a little “weird” (maybe something not commonly used), but it’s proven to work, then you’ve got good content that matches a compelling title.

You can take this tip and put it to work for you ASAP. Take note that we’ll be talking about how to create compelling content in length in future issues of this newsletter.

So, let’s move on and look at the third key to creating a newsletter people want to read…

Make Visually Appealing Content

The third key to creating a newsletter that your subscribers really want to read is to create visually enjoyable content. Here are tips for doing this:

Utilise White Space

Use short paragraphs, bulleted lists and similar elements to create more white space in your newsletter. This makes it visually appealing and easier to read.

Insert Graphics

Good graphics break up content, which makes it easier to read. They also add value to your content and make it more visually appealing.

Use a Polished Layout/Design

Don’t just send out a plain-text newsletter. Instead, use a responsive layout and HTML to create something that’s visually appealing. Many email service providers offer free templates so you can do this quickly and easily, no tech experience required.

Now let’s wrap things up…

Summary

If you’re looking to create a newsletter that people really want to read (and what marketer doesn’t?), then you need to implement the three keys you just learned about. Namely:

1. Create an exciting title and theme for your newsletter
2. Generate compelling headlines and content that delivers on your headlines
3. Make your content visually appealing and easy to read

If you do these three things, you’ll be well on your way to building a responsive list of eager readers who open (and read!) everything you send them!

You can learn more about launching your product or service successfully, including seeing examples of email sequences and case studies of people who have used PLF with outstanding success, by checking out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

Talk soon,

Rocky

PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 4 ways I can help you to grow your business using product launches:

1. How To Create A Signature Product Out Of Thin Air In 72 Hours Or Less
Creating your product does not need to take weeks or months. My 72 Hour Product Creation Guide shows you how to build high value products one after the other in 72 hours or less. Click Here

2. How To Outsource Your Product Creation And Make It Hands Free.
Outsourcing the creation of some or all of your products and bonuses is a great way to save your time for the more important (and more fun) things you’d rather be doing. Grab my Hands Free Outsourcing Cheat Sheet to learn more. Click Here

3. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. My 1-2-3 List Building Cheat Sheet will show you how to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here

4. Work One-On-One With Me
If you’d like to work directly with me to run a launch for your business… just send me a message by emailing me at rocky [at] localwebsolutions.com and put “One-on-One” in the subject line… tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details!

Also, check this out 🙂

Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Formula training.

How To Save Time (And Your Sanity) During Your Next Product Launch

If you are preparing to run a Product Launch Formula style launch, there’s no doubt you have a LOT of work in front of you.

But one way you can save yourself HOURS of time, and probably your sanity in the process, is to outsource some of the less-critical tasks to a Virtual Assistant or somebody on Upwork or Fiverr.com

So what sort of things could you potentially outsource to free up your time and mental bandwidth for more important and higher value tasks as your Product Launch gets closer?

Here’s a fairly comprehensive list of the tasks you might want to consider offloading to a VA:

  • Create a master email Autoresponder Series that follows up with subscribers from the moment they join your launch email list and allows you to send your pre-launch content and open cart messages when they are ready to go
  • If you are segmenting prospects as they opt-in to your email list, create lead capture pages for each segment of people so they can receive customised marketing messages based on what they told you they were interested in
  • Create your Lead Magnet or even the pre-launch content that leads to the sale of the product or service you are launching
  • Do graphic design for a cheat sheet, PDF Guide, Ebook, Report, White Paper or other written materials you are using for your launch
  • Write well researched, helpful, informative and SEO friendly blog or website posts that presell the products, services or consultations you will be offering
  • Write and test your launch sales letter or sales video for maximum conversions when the cart opens
  • Write a press release to generate leads for personal or automated follow up by phone, mail, email, Facebook Messenger or text message before and afterwards
  • Create a Bot for automated followup on Facebook Messenger to help deliver your prelaunch content and offer
  • Design your launch website, a blog or other online content to complement the sales process
  • Install and customise a WordPress script or undertaking other types of website programming
  • Create the interior design for an Ebook or other PDF documents
  • Create and edit a pre-selling video and upload it to the major video sharing sites
  • Create a slide-share presentation highlighting the benefits of product or service, or for another purpose including the training content of your program, or sharable content you can give to affiliates to promote your launch
  • Turn the slide-share presentation created above into a video or series of videos for distribution as free or paid content
  • Analyse website data and optimise sales pages or website content for better conversions
  • Optimise a blog for readability, SEO and conversion of visitors into subscribers and customers
  • Do comprehensive research for a market and turn that research into a Report to be used to sell a range of products, services or other for projects
  • Do research into competitors products and services to find a ‘hole’ in the market, an unfilled need others are not targeting, an entirely new market, or a new way of approaching a market to increase sales
  • Design a logo that embodies the essence of what your business stands for and promotes positive feelings in your target audience
  • Create a slogan that shares your businesses’ core philosophy in a powerful and memorable way
  • Create an advertisement to be used online or offline and post the ad where targeted prospects will see it
  • Launch a Facebook ad campaign to drive traffic, subscribers and sales
  • Design an eye-catching banner graphic
  • Find targeted websites to deploy the banner graphic above to generate website traffic, subscribers and sales
  • Create a rebrandable report your business can use to generate leads, to use in list-swap campaigns, or to give to other businesses so they can earn referral fees or affiliate income by giving it away to their subscribers
  • Do voiceover narration of blog posts, Guides and Reports to turn them into video content
  • Research social media hashtags to find out what is trending in the news, then create topical content to attract visitors based on those topics
  • Grow social media followers by posting valuable content, or by building and moderating a targeted Facebook Group
  • Launch and manage a contest on Facebook, Instagram or another online platform where prospects congregate
  • Edit or proof read all of your content to ensure it’s accuracy and readability
  • Edit long video content into smaller segments and upload these shorter segments to video sharing sites
  • Tweak Private Label Rights content to make it unique and use it for website content, free or paid reports and guides, or complete products for sale or to give away as subscriber and customer rewards or bonuses
  • Transcribe multimedia content into either long form transcripts or video captions
  • Convert an ebook into a kindle book and create a sales system for the book
  • Turn a digital book into a physical book and list it on Amazon.com. Ensure the physical book offers purchasers to ability to subscribe to an email list to receive bonus materials and offers for related products and services
  • Design cover graphics for physical and digital books, reports and guides you are offering
  • Develop an app, a piece of software or a plugin to automate some of the grunt work involved in getting a result from your product or service
  • Set up an ecommerce platform so your business can make sales and take payments online during your launch
  • Do a full website or sales system audit and create a report containing recommended changes
  • Create guest articles around tightly focused topics of interest to prospects and customers
  • Research and find guest blogging opportunities for the articles above and submit them to sites that accept guest blog posts
  • Find and schedule guest interviews on Podcasts, Webinars and in other media that targets the businesses prospects and clients
  • Find and/or recruit Joint Venture partners
  • Create training materials and re-brandable content for the Joint Venture partners above to help them maximise their sales with the least amount of effort
  • Plan an overall marketing strategy for the launch and beyond, and then they can help you implement the strategy and tactics
  • Set up a membership site for customers who purchase during your launch to access their content
  • Stock the membership site with content and create the follow-up system to allow you to contact members regularly with unannounced bonuses building more trust and loyalty, and offers so you can increase backend sales
  • Plan your launch sales funnel, then implement and test each element of the funnel to maximise conversions
  • Research the market and provide keyword research your business can use to increase your reach using Google Adwords or organic SEO traffic
  • Setup and manage a Google Adwords campaign to drive launch traffic and sales
  • Participate in relevant online and offline communities as an advocate for your business
  • Provide reporting on a range of functions and strategies for you to analyse so you can make informed decisions
  • Create the documentation required for a help desk so customers can get their questions answered promptly and correctly
  • Be the customer support people for the help desk above
  • Once your launch is over, create a Udemy course using a cut down version and promote it on and off the platform

So there you have it, a whole range of tasks you could consider delegating to a VirtualAssistant to free you up to do the critical strategic things that only you can do.

I really hope it helps you to save a bunch f time and stress as you roll out your launch using the PLF process.

You can learn more about launching your product or service successfully, including case studies of people who have used PLF with outstanding success, by checking out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

Talk soon,

Rocky

PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 4 ways I can help you to grow your business using product launches:

1. How To Create A Signature Product Out Of Thin Air In 72 Hours Or Less
Creating your product does not need to take weeks or months. My 72 Hour Product Creation Guide shows you how to build high value products one after the other in 72 hours or less. Click Here

2. How To Outsource Your Product Creation And Make It Hands Free.
Outsourcing the creation of some or all of your products and bonuses is a great way to save your time for the more important (and more fun) things you’d rather be doing. Grab my Hands Free Outsourcing Cheat Sheet to learn more. Click Here

3. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. My 1-2-3 List Building Cheat Sheet will show you how to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here

4. Work One-On-One With Me
If you’d like to work directly with me to run a launch for your business… just send me a message by emailing me at rocky [at] localwebsolutions.com and put “One-on-One” in the subject line… tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details!

Also, check this out 🙂

Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Formula training.

How To Launch A New Training Program Into A Global Business

A subscriber emailed a few days ago and asked for some ideas on how she could use Product launch Formula to grow her business which involves showing businesses a very specific way to find money that is owing to them they didn’t know was rightfully theirs.

I told her I thought she was providing a highly ethical and valuable service and she deserved a lot of praise for helping people out in the way she was.

While she could use the PLF process to launch her own business because there is so much demand for this type of thing after COVID-19 has shut down or damaged so many formerly profitable businesses, I suggested she might also consider running a Seed Launch for a course showing other people how to do what she is doing to help many more businesses than she could ever reach on her own.

If she packaged her knowledge and systems into a program that helped other people start a business doing the same thing, she could charge an upfront fee for the training and systems, plus an annual licensing fee for the continued use of the materials she created.

A program like this could have modules that might include:

  • Her secret sources for finding potential clients
  • Marketing materials to get those clients to raise their hands and say they wanted help
  • The step by step process for finding the money owed
  • Agreements and documents to make sure the student gets paid
  • A private Slack or Facebook group where she shares help, ideas and success stories with other members
  • Live calls or Zoom meetings every so often to update members on the latest strategies, share field reports from other members, and answer any questions
  • Anything else that helps members to get the results she is currently getting

Her lead magnet for building an email prospect list could be a PDF guide that takes people through the ‘what’ of the service she provides and highlights the huge opportunity for them to make good money with low overheads while helping other people.

Then the paid program could offer the step-by-step ‘how’ so people can start a business inexpensively, work from home, and supplement their income or even replace it.

If she offered a limited number of licenses in each city you might end up with a feeding frenzy of customers who don’t want to miss out.

Once she had some successful licensees, she could offer County or State Distributer Licenses to entrepreneurs who already have a client base, or who know how to generate leads and help and manage the people who purchase the licenses.

These Distributers would be responsible for everything in their area and would have to comply with the terms and conditions she developed so the results their clients get are consistent.

She could sell these Distributer Licenses for 10 – 30 or more times the price of her course and charge ongoing annual royalties on them as well. The Distributers would get the majority of each up-front fee and the ongoing royalties from each licensee, and they would share part of that income with her each month.

Eventually she might want to create Master Licenses for large sectors of the population and charge 100 to 1000 times the price of the basic course.

She could hire commission sales people to sell the Distributer and Master license all over the country and eventually the world, and give the salespeople a commission and override on all sales they make.

So as you can see, a simple idea for a course can be leveraged into a national or global business while helping thousands of business owners by providing a much needed and highly valuable service.

I hope this gives you some ideas for where you could take your course after you use Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula process to launch it.

Warmest regards,

Rocky Tapscott
0418 788 482

How To Launch (Or Relaunch) Your Product (Or Service) Profitably

The first lesson in Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula Masterclass has been released, and here’s why that’s important for you…

Sourcing new products that are going to be profitable, or creating products of your own that are likely to be in-demand, is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to running a profitable business.

The most important part of the whole process is to find a way to get your products or services into the hands of as many people as possible, and doing it profitably.

One of the best ways to do this is to use a ‘launch’.

To show you how that’s done, Jeff Walker has just started the 2019 pre-launch for his flagship Product Launch Formula, and the first live training he delivered was awesome.

If you would like to know how the creator of the online product launch ‘launches’ his own flagship product, you can watch the replay here.

In this first PLF training session from Jeff you’ll learn:

  • How and why to use sequences to create an amazing launch
  • Jeff’s famous “Sideways Sales Letter”… how it’s revolutionised online marketing, and how to put it to work in your business
  • Exactly what you should put in each one of your launch videos
  • How to layer powerful Mental Triggers into your prelaunch sequence so your product is magnetically attractive
  • How to deliver just the right amount of content in your prelaunch, so you deliver tons of value but still make the sale

This lesson is a terrific example of how to create valuable pre-launch content for when you’re launching (or re-launching) any product or service.

Check out Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula training here while it’s available.

Cheers,

Rocky

How To Use Product Launch Formula To Persuade Rather Than Manipulate

I’ve always been fascinated by the subtle difference between persuasion and manipulation. And because the multi-stage sales process Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula uses is so powerful, it can be used to either persuade people… or to manipulate them.

Let me explain…

The difference between persuasion and manipulation can be very subtle, but I’ve found it comes down to one core idea – your intent.

Persuasion is when your intent is to move somebody towards making a decision that benefits THEM much more than it benefits you. Manipulation is trying to move people towards a decision that benefits YOU, and can often mean negative consequences for the other person.

We see this every day. The stereotypical ‘dodgy’ salesman who’s trying to get a prospect to buy an overpriced or shoddy product or service that pays them an exorbitant commission, when they know what they are selling of little or no use to the customer.

Or some ‘health guru’ promoting their miracle weight loss product knowing full well it’s not going to help people lose weight, and could actually harm their health.

Persuasion leads to having happy customers who trust you and often buy from you over the long-term. Manipulation usually leads to being exposed and labeled as a fraud and a scammer, which is not the way to create a valuable legacy for yourself and your family.

So when you use the powerful Product Launch Formula process of multiple, timed releases of valuable content (what Jeff Walker calls The Sideways Salesletter), make sure your focus is on persuading your prospects using emotion, facts and logic, rather than manipulating them using deception and hype.

Note: Jeff is going to start rolling out his 2019 Product Launch Formula launch in a couple of weeks, so it’s probably a good idea for you to register for the waiting list for this PLF launch and watch how he does it. The free training you’ll get from watching how the creator of the online product launch ‘launches’ his flagship product will give you ideas you can ‘swipe and deploy’ in your own business, even if you never purchase the full PLF program.

And make sure you download all of the worksheets and checklists you’ll be given, and take screen shots of the key pages and make notes about how he goes through the process. These are all wonderful examples you can model for yourself.

I really hope this helps you with your business,

Cheers

Rocky Tapscott

PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 4 ways I can help you to grow your business using product launches:

1. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. My 1-2-3 List Building Cheat Sheet will show you how to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here

2. How To Create A Signature Product Out Of Thin Air In 72 Hours Or Less
Creating your product does not need to take weeks or months. My 72 Hour Product Creation Guide shows you how to build high value products or bonuses one after the other in 72 hours or less. Click Here

3. How To Outsource Your Product Creation And Make It Hands Free.
Outsourcing the creation of some or all of your products and bonuses is a great way to save your time for the more important (and more fun) things you’d rather be doing. Grab my Hands Free Outsourcing Cheat Sheet to learn more. Click Here

4. Work One-On-One With Me
If you’d like to work directly with me to run a launch for your business… just send me a message by emailing me at rocky [at] localwebsolutions.com and put “One-on-One” in the subject line… tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details!

And don’t forget to check this out 🙂

Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Formula training.

How To Grow Your Product Launch List Using Content Upgrades

As you prepare to implement your Product Launch Formula training during your launch, or even as you continue to grow your business after you’ve launched, building your email database is one of the core activities that never ends.

The problem these days is that it’s never been harder to get real email addresses from people, because they are so over-marketed to and they are sick of getting emails pitching them stuff all day every day.

To get somebody’s real email address, you need to offer them something they REALLY want to get their hands on. That’s why offering a Content Upgrade is such a terrific strategy.

So what is a Content Upgrade?

Well as the name suggests, it’s a piece of additional, related content that ‘upgrades’ the users’ experience on your website.

For example, let’s say you’ve written an epic blog post showing people how to set up an automated follow up sequence using an autoresponder.

The perfect Content Upgrade for that post might be:

  • A PDF containing 20 pre-written autoresponder messages that help your reader introduce themselves to their new subscribers, share a series of valuable tips and ideas, and then make it easy to promote a product or services to monetise their list
  • A PDF containing a list of the best 101 email subject lines that have been tested and proven to work
  • A video explaining the content of your post in more detail, along with your personal tips and advice on getting the most value out of the information you’ve shared
  • A PDF copy of THE POST ITSELF (see an example on this page) so people can download a copy of your post to their computer and refer to it later…

All of these ideas can be used to create an awesome Content Upgrade in virtually any market.

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Don’t have time to read this powerful guide on creating Content Upgrades right this minute? Click here to get the PDF version and read it anytime you want!

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So why bother going to the trouble of creating these ‘upgrades’ for your business.

Conversions. That’s why…

The typical website optin rate (not counting dedicated landing pages or ‘squeeze’ pages) can be anything from 0 to 10% (and 10% is very rare).

But to give you an idea just how powerful this strategy can be, here’s the conversion rates of just a few of my LeadBoxes (created using LeadPages.net) that offer upgrades for some of my longer blog posts.

PLF Content Upgrade Conversions

As you can see, the optin rate ranges from 39% to 120%!

Why so high?

Because the people opting in are requesting more information on a topic they have just read about on the website.

So for example, the people who requested the The 1-2-3 List Building Cheat Sheet are doing so while reading a post about building an email list.

The people who requested The 24 Hour Product Creation Cheatsheet are reading a post about creating your own products. The others are the same.

The upgrades are closely related to the content people are ALREADY reading so they are (in context), which is why the conversions from clicks to subscribers is so high.

Does everyone who reads the post click on the link? No, only the people who are INTERESTED in learning more.

And some of those people are interested enough to pay for information or services that will help them shortcut the process…

Some Content Upgrade Examples

So now you understand the opportunity, let’s look at a bunch of ideas other people are currently using to grow their email databases…

This an example from the LeadPages.net blog.

Leadpages Content Upgrade

Here’s one from another LeadPages post…

LeadPagesContent Upgrade

This one offers a free affiliate marketing course as a ‘Related Resource’ on a post about, you guessed it, affiliate marketing…

Content Upgrade Affiliate

This one offers a Free Infographic on how to use Facebook advertising…

Content Upgrade Facebook

Here’s a very simple example offering a Free PDF that shares the best guarantee examples he’s seen.

Content Upgrade Guarantee

Here’s one from Hubspot offering their ‘Sales Objections Cheatsheet”

Content Upgrade Hubspot

Here’s another Hubspot example offering a free guide on How To Use Facebook For Business.

Content Upgrade Hubspot

Here’s one from a great post on the LeadPages blog discussing how to add a personal touch to your high-tech marketing.

Content Upgrade Personal

And here’s an awesome example from Marisa Murgatroyd from a blog post teaching why storytelling is important in business…

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So as you can see, there are a lot of ways you can use this technique to increase the number of people joining your product launch list.

I’d love to hear how from you in the comments below on how you are implementing this technique as part of your product launch list building.

And if you would like to learn more about everything to do with launching your own product or service, including seeing more examples and case studies of people who have used PLF with outstanding success, check out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

Talk soon,

Rocky

PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 4 ways I can help you to grow your business using product launches:

1. How To Create A Signature Product Out Of Thin Air In 72 Hours Or Less
Creating your product does not need to take weeks or months. My 72 Hour Product Creation Guide shows you how to build high value products one after the other in 72 hours or less. Click Here

2. How To Outsource Your Product Creation And Make It Hands Free.
Outsourcing the creation of some or all of your products and bonuses is a great way to save your time for the more important (and more fun) things you’d rather be doing. Grab my Hands Free Outsourcing Cheat Sheet to learn more. Click Here

3. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. My 1-2-3 List Building Cheat Sheet will show you how to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here

4. Work One-On-One With Me
If you’d like to work directly with me to run a launch for your business… just send me a message by emailing me at rocky [at] localwebsolutions.com and put “One-on-One” in the subject line… tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details!

Also, check this out 🙂

Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Formula training.

Your 20-Point Product Launch Traffic Checklist

When you get to the point of using the Product Launch Formula process to run a big JV launch, the majority of your traffic is going to be coming from your JV partners and affiliates.

But when you are just starting out, or you’re planning for your Seed Launch or an Internal Launch, getting people to your website is going to be totally up to you.

And it doesn’t matte whether you’re using any number of the effective free methods for generating traffic, or setting up a paid advertising campaign, there are 20 steps you need to take to ensure your success. Here they are…

  1. See how each traffic method fits into your overall strategy

Before you even think about testing a new traffic source, the first step is to plan out your overall traffic and marketing strategy. Once you’ve got your plan in place, you’ll be able to make sure that any traffic method you use fits into your overall strategy.

The fact is if you want only highly targeted prospects to be exposed to your launch, some traffic sources (such as co-registration, sweepstakes and viral marketing campaigns) may not be the right fit for your overall strategy.

  1. Ensure the traffic method will create targeted visitors

As discussed above, people sometimes forget that particularly when you are launching a product or service, attracting people who are interested in what you are offering is the first priority. It doesn’t matter if you build a list of tens of thousands of subscribers if these visitors aren’t interested in consuming your content and ultimately buying from you.

So before you start a new campaign, ask yourself:

  • Where does this traffic come from, and are these people going to be pre-disposed to buying my product or service?
  • What are the demographics and psychographics of this audience and are they going to be my ideal customers?
  • Are they likely to have purchased a product or service similar to mine in the past, and they directly interested in what I’m going to be offering?
  1. Define your goals and determine how you’ll measure them

Next, decide on what your goal will be for this particular campaign. For example:

  • Is your aim to grow your mailing list?
  • Would you like to directly sell a product or service?
  • Are you trying to build your brand (not the best idea)?
  • Are you trying to get people to share your content?
  • Do you want people to pick up the telephone and call to book an appointment?
  • Do you want prospects to fill out a form?

Once you choose a goal, make sure your entire campaign is focused on achieving this goal.

  1. Make an educated estimate of the numbers

Now here’s something important: not only do you need to choose a goal, it needs to be measurable. In this step you should determine exactly how you’ll reach and measure your goal.

For example, if you want to sell a product directly, then make a conservative estimate of your conversion rate to work out how much traffic you’ll need to meet your sales goal.

Here’s a simple example: let’s suppose you want to make 20 sales. And let’s suppose you estimate your conversion rate to be typical for a text-based sales page at 1%. That means you make one sale for every 100 visitors, so you’ll need 2000 visitors in order to reach your goal of making 20 sales.

  1. Ensure your sales funnel is in place and tested

Even if your goal for this specific campaign is to sell a product directly (as opposed to building a list), your overall ad campaign will be more successful if your entire sales funnel (up-sell, down-sell, order page bump, etc.) is in place before you start the campaign. That way you can start making sales on the backend straight away.

  1. Review your landing page copy to make sure it’s compelling

Answer the following questions about your offer page:

  • Have you used a compelling headline (example – Here’s how to get [big result] in [short timeframe], without [stuff they hate]?
  • Have you used a bulleted list of emotionally charged benefits?
  • Does your copy evoke an emotional response in your prospects?
  • Do you offer UNDENIABLE proof of your claims?
  • Have you used a strong call to action?
  • Are there any money-leaks, such as unnecessary links leading people away from the sales page?

Once you’ve checked and fixed any problems, it’s time to…

  1. Check all your links and forms are working

Next, have a number of people go through the process of ordering, filling out a form or joining your mailing list (IE whatever your goal is) using different computers and browsers to be sure that everything works as it should.

  1. Create your ad

It doesn’t matter whether you’re using a pay per click ad, a byline or signature file at the end of a blog article, ads for your affiliates to use, or anything else to drive your traffic. Be sure your ad presents the biggest benefits upfront, telegraphs a result you know your prospects want, and arouses as much curiosity as possible.

  1. Use a strong call to action

Every piece of ad copy should tell prospects exactly what you want them to do next.

For example: “Click here to see why traders everywhere are so excited about this new way to earn monthly income from the markets!”

  1. Create your marketing graphics as needed

If you need graphics and you’re not sure how to create them yourself, then hire someone on Fiverr.com or UpWork.com to create simple yet polished graphics for you. 

TIP: Check out stock photo sites such as istockphoto.com and depositphoto.com to get your hands on good graphics, usually for a very low price.

  1. Write your autoresponder sequence messages

Whether you are selling products directly or generating leads, you MUST have an autoresponder sequence on the backend to either:

  1. Thank a new customer for their purchase, teach them how to get the most out of it, and then over time recommend related products to them
  2. Help your prospects solve part of a problem while recommending paid solutions that give them the full solution they are looking for

E.G. The 5 Secrets To Doubling Your Conversion Rates (email 1 of 5)

  1. Double check your emails for grammar and active links

Once your emails are finished, make sure you test they have:

  • Low spam scores that slide through the filters
  • Subject lines that compelling and click-worthy
  • Links inside the emails that work and take people to the correct pages
  1. Use testing and measuring tools

Before you run your ads, get your hands on testing tools to optimise your responses. These tools might include a simple A/B split testing tool like SplitTestMonkey.com, LeadPages.com A/B split testing function, or you might use more robust tools such as Piwik.org.

  1. Test small

When you are starting out with a brand new campaign, don’t invest all your time and money into one place. It’s always a good idea to start small and scale up as you get good results.

For example, if you’re buying a solo ad from somewhere like TrafficForMe.com, don’t just dump all of your ad money into one ad. Test multiple small ad buys across different newsletters instead. Then repeat your ad buys with those that get the best results.

  1. Tweak your campaign for better results

This includes:

  • Split testing and tweaking your ad creatives to be sure they’re converting optimally
  • Split testing and tweaking your landing page and funnel to be sure you’re not wasting the traffic
  1. Reinvest in the best ads and traffic sources

As you figure out what’s working for you the best, it’s time to reinvest both more time and more money in the best campaigns.

For example, if you’ve started an affiliate program and you have one or two super affiliates on your team, encourage them to perform even better by giving them special benefits such as higher commissions or access to other products.

Another example: if one of your pay per click campaigns is working really well, continue to grow the campaign and reinvest your profits to grow your business more quickly.

  1. Test every part of the sales process

You’re already testing your ads and landing pages, but it’s critical to test your backend too, including your up-sell and down-sell pages, your order page ‘bump’ offers, and your autoresponder emails.  Note:  Continue to add more email messages to your autoresponder to make ongoing, additional sales!

  1. Focus on ONE traffic source to start

When it comes to generating traffic, it’s important not to spread yourself too thin, especially at the start. For now, focus on this ONE traffic source, and work on optimizing your campaign for maximum profits.

  1. Tweak your plan

As your campaign progresses, ask yourself:

  • How well does is this traffic method fitting into my overall plan based on the results (or lack there) that are being generated?
  • What percentage of profits is this traffic method generating for my business?
  • What percentage of my resources should I continue to invest into growing this traffic method?

Hint: Spend 80% of your time and resources focusing on the 20% of traffic sources that generate the BIGGEST subscribers, conversions and profits for you. And spend the remaining 20% on testing new traffic strategies.

  1. Rinse and repeat with another traffic source

At this point you should have at least one traffic source that’s really working well. Now it’s time to rinse and repeat everything. Choose another traffic source, add it to your overall traffic strategy, and get to work maximizing conversions and profits.

And ultimately you’re building a profitable, long-term, sustainable business for yourself and your family that will allow you to prosper for many years to come. To learn more, check out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

Talk soon,

Rocky

PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 4 ways I can help you to grow your business using product launches:

1. How To Create A Signature Product Out Of Thin Air In 72 Hours Or Less
Creating your product does not need to take weeks or months. My 72 Hour Product Creation Guide shows you how to build high value products one after the other in 72 hours or less. Click Here

2. How To Outsource Your Product Creation And Make It Hands Free.
Outsourcing the creation of some or all of your products and bonuses is a great way to save your time for the more important (and more fun) things you’d rather be doing. Grab my Hands Free Outsourcing Cheat Sheet to learn more. Click Here

3. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. My 1-2-3 List Building Cheat Sheet will show you how to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here

4. Work One-On-One With Me
If you’d like to work directly with me to run a launch for your business… just send me a message by emailing me at rocky [at] localwebsolutions.com and put “One-on-One” in the subject line… tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details!

Also, check this out 🙂

Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Formula training.

9 Blog Post Ideas For Driving Traffic To Your Product Launch

No matter what kind of product launch you are preparing for with the Product Launch Formula process, a blog is going to become your go-to resource for generating traffic, both while you’re preparing for your launch, and during the process of releasing your product or service.

And if you have a blog, then you are going to need a good deal of content to engage with readers and keep them coming back.

But this is were many people get stuck…

It can take a lot of time to create the volume of content you’ll need to drive significant traffic to your blog.

Of course you can outsource it, but it can take a lot of money to get others to create the type of quality content needed to position you as an expert. So regardless of whether you create it yourself or pay others to do it for you, creating content is a big investment…

But there are a number of shortcuts you can take, and to get you started, here are 9 blog post ideas you can use to create awesome blog posts in 10 minutes or less….

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Don’t have time to read this game-changing guide right this minute? Click here to get the PDF version and read it anytime you want!

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1. Create Blog Articles Out Of Private Label Rights Content

The first hack is to buy some PLR (private label rights) articles that you can edit or make slight tweaks to so they are unique and up to your high standards, and then post them to your blog as your own.

Alternatively you might copy excerpts out of PLR ebooks or reports and then post these as articles on your blog. Either way, it takes just a few minutes to create unique, valuable content and post it for your readers to enjoy.

Here are 2 more ideas for using PLR to create content:

  • Have a PLR video transcribed at Rev.com to create an article or a series of articles for your blog. You may even be able to buy these sorts of transcripts as part of a package, or you can create your own using Rev.com

TIP: This is especially easy if the video includes slides, because you can simply write your article from the content contained in the slides.

  • Compile several pieces of PLR content to into blog posts that are entirely new. For example, you could take parts from three or four PLR articles and weave them together to create an entirely new article

And speaking of excerpts…

2. Repurpose Excerpts From Your Products

Taking excerpts from your existing products is a super-quick way to create any number of blog articles. The other benefit of this strategy is that you can quickly insert a pitch at the end of the article to promote your product launch’s lead magnet.

There are 2 ways to use these types of excerpts:

1. The first way is to simply pull the excerpt directly out of the product, add an introduction and a conclusion, and post it to your blog.

For example, let’s suppose you have a report that gives people 9 ways to cut calories. You can take out 3 or 4 of these strategies to create your article, then at the end you can invite people to join your launch list to get more great ideas.

2. The other way is to cut some of the content out of the excerpt so people will want to join your list to get the rest of the details.

Let’s take the example of the report with 9 calorie cutting strategies again. You might excerpt out all 9 ideas, but you remove some of the details. This way readers will get an article that tells them what to do, but they don’t get the exact instructions of how to do it. They’ll need to join your launch list to get those exact instructions.

Next…

3. Create Valuable Link Lists

People LOVE link lists because when done right, they help them save time when finding valuable information on a topic or subject they are interested in.

A link list can come in a variety of formats, including:

• A gear or equipment list. You could list the most valuable tools and resources you personally use and recommend to others. A list like this can save beginners a lot of hassle, because they don’t have to do as much research, and you can save them a lot of valuable time and money by helping them get it right the first time.

For example, you might list all the WordPress plugins you use on your blog. Or if you’re writing for weight lifters, you could share your goto list of all the “must use” supplements.

• A list of the top niche related free resources. Here you might link to videos, reports and expert’s blog posts, along with other free sources of content that will help your readers achieve some specific goal.

• A list of the best value paid resources. In this case, you could write a short review for each resource to let people know who can use it, why you prefer it, and its benefits.

• A list of the best free and paid resources. As an example, you could create “The Top 10 Resources Every Day Trader Should Read.”

The point of creating these lists is to save your reader time by doing a lot of of the research and legwork for them. As you’ll know yourself, it’s much easier to get quality recommendations and content all in one place from someone you trust, instead of having to find products and sources from all over the place.

These days having someone they trust separate the wheat from the chaff is a blessing for most time-poor, overwhelmed consumers.

Next…

4. Do Recaps Of Your Popular Recent Posts

The idea here is to build an “in case you missed it” list of your best or most popular blog posts of the last few weeks or months. Rather than just listing those blog posts, you could curate your own best content across platforms, including your social media accounts and newsletters, and put it into one place (on your blog).

Another way to do it is by curating your most popular content based on a very specific topic.

For example:

  • 6 Blog Posts That Will Change the Way You Think About Trading The Markets
  • The 3 Posts Every Skiing Beginner Ought to Read
  • The 5 Keys to Improving Your Baseball Score

To put this together, just write an intro to the post, list the resources along with a short paragraph explaining why people should read each one, and then wrap it up with a succinct conclusion and a call to action (like joining your product launch list to get more info maybe…)

Next up…

5. Interview Experts In Your Market

Interviewing other experts a great way to create content fast: just let them create hyper-targeted, relevant content for you.

To get started, create a list of questions and send it to potential interviewees by email and let their answers become your article. In exchange, your guest gets a byline with a link back to their site.

Here’s an example email you could send to arrange these interviews…

Subject Line: Hey [name[ I’d like to feature you on my blog

Hey [First Name],

It’s [Your Name] here and I run the popular [type of] blog over at [your domain]. Thought I’d drop you a line because I’d like to interview you and feature your interview on the blog.

The interview is just [small number] questions, so it would only take about [small number of minutes] to complete.

In return, you’ll get a byline in the article and link back to your site, along with exposure to the [number] people in my audience. I’ll also send a link to your article to my [number] of newsletter subscribers to maximise your exposure.

If this sounds like a great way to showcase your business to a targeted audience, just reply back and I’ll send over the questions right away.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Warm regards,

[your name]

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This is important: the easier you make it for someone to comply with your request, the more likely they will say yes. So don’t expect your interviewee to spend hours answering questions. Instead, send a few quick questions their way so they can answer them in just a few minutes. Then if you want more info, send a couple of follow up questions.

Here’s why you want to keep it simple…

Once a person has answered your first few questions, they’ll tend to feel invested and committed to your project. So if you ask for 10 more minutes of their time to answer a couple additional questions, they’re quite likely to agree.

Here’s a great example: Bob Serling only asks his interviewees to answer ONE question, and it’s this:

“What’s your favorite business building strategy or technique that’s working well for you or your clients right now?”

Can you see how succinct and powerful that is?

It allows his guests to go anywhere their imagination takes them, while keeping them focused on only sharing the best ideas.

The added beauty of this approach is you can bask in the ‘halo effect’ of association with other experts in your market, and some of them may even become your Joint Venture partners during your launch.

6. Tweak One Of Your Previous Articles

The next idea is to comb through and find the most popular articles in your existing content, tweak them to freshen them up, and republish the new version.

Some examples might be:

  • If you’ve published a list of 10 tips previously, excerpt out 5 of the best tips, expand on them for clarity, and republish the new article
  • Update one of your older articles with new information. You could include new research that has come on the scene since you originally published the article, and let your newsletter subscribers know about the updated information
  • Maybe you’ve changed your mind about a product, idea or another topic? Go ahead and update an older article with your revised opinion and ideas

Those are just 3 ways you could take your existing content and quickly turn it into something new. If you get a little bit creative you may be able to come up with dozens of new articles from your old content.

7. Turn Your Existing Content Into A Powerful Infographic

Another great way to quickly create valuable content is to change your existing posts, videos and articles into a different format. And one way to do this is by turning them into a infographics.

Here are 3 examples of articles that would make good infographics:

  • An article discussing multiple ways to generate more subscribers to an email list
  • An article explaining how muscle confusion works
  • An article that talks about different household pests and how to eradicate them using organic or natural pest control methods

Just make sure your infographics include social media buttons next to them, because these are the kind of content people love to share with others.

As an example, because being able to create irresistible offers is so important to the success of your launch and your business’s future, I took an article I’d written earlier and created a Free Cheat Sheet that shows you how to create the perfect offer.

To download your copy and to make sure you don’t miss anything as you develop your offer, click here to grab your Free copy of The Perfect Offer Cheatsheet

8. Ask For Content From A Product Vendor

Do you promote products or services an affiliate? If you do (and you should), a great way to quickly get your hands on some free content is by asking the product vendor to create it for you.

Your first stop is to check the merchant’s affiliate centre if they have one available (most do). That’s where the vendor has likely given affiliates all sorts of content, often including blog posts, videos, White Papers and successful ads.

The thing is, you want your content to be unique, right?

So don’t just go straight to the blog post category and copy and past those articles into your blog, because all the other affiliates are likely to have done that. Instead, look through the other content provided such as reports, emails and similar.

Look for something suitable, and then ask the vendor if you can modify it to use on your blog.

If you don’t find what you like within the affiliate center, then write to the vendor and ask for an article. The key here is that vendor is more likely to give you content – especially your own exclusive content – if you’ve already proven yourself by making a few affiliate sales.

TIP: Here’s a powerhouse combo you can use to promote affiliate products while getting unique content for free: ask the vendor if you could interview them.

Most product owners will be happy to get the exposure and extra sales. You can post a text interview, or you might even consider interviewing the vendor during a short webinar or podcast.

9. Create Multimedia Posts

Up to now we’ve been talking about how to quickly create text articles. However, you don’t need to write a single word if you don’t want to.

Instead of writing, pick up a camera to record a short video on a topic your audience will find helpful.

TIP: You can also just turn on a microphone (I use a Blue Yeti and it’s awesome) to do a quick podcast. You don’t even need expensive editing tools. A simple tool like Audacity will let you capture and edit audio for free.

You can get the latest version of Audacity at http://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/files/

For example:

  • Use your smart phone and just spend 5 minutes talking about your top 5 weight loss tips
  • Film yourself at home trying out and reviewing a new product
  • Give a live on camera demo, such as how to teach a dog to come when he’s called
  • If you’d like to demonstrate something on your computer screen, such as how to set up an email autoresponder message, then use screen-recording software such as Camtasia (PC) or Screenflow (Mac)

Then just upload the video to YouTube.com (so you get greater exposure), and then post the embedded video on your blog with a short intro and summary, along with a call to action at the end.

Cool, you now have 9 blog post ideas for driving traffic to your product launch. And because you’ve made it this far and stuck with me, I wanted to reward you with a bonus idea that can really help you to create content quickly.

So here goes…

10. Copy And Paste Your Email Messages

One very good and often overlooked source for articles and other content are from your own email messages. Here I’m talking about 2 things:

1. If you broadcast an announcement, article, run a promotion or deliver other content to your mailing list, then put that same content on your blog as well.

TIP: Tell your newsletter readers you’re posting the content on your blog, and then encourage them to click through and discuss the topic.

You get many benefits from this.

  • Your email open rate and click through rate will improve
  • Your ISP will see your readers interacting with your messages and will be less likely to block their delivery
  • And the more your audience interacts with you, the more they are going to get to know and trust you, which should mean more sales over time

2. If you reply to a customer’s comment or question and you realize it would make a good post, then post it as an article. Of course you won’t use any of the customer’s identifying information, but you might say something like this at the beginning of the post…

“Nearly every week, the same question seems to pop up in my email from people just like you. Check out this post and see if you’ve been wondering about this topic too…”

To sum up…

As you can see, you don’t need to spend a lot of time or money creating great content to drive traffic for your launch. All you need is ten minutes or less, and you can have blog posts ready to go one after the other.

I’m betting you could create one of these awesome blog posts right now and get it up right away. Go ahead and see for yourself just how easy it is to create content quickly using these 10 ideas.

As you can see, the list you build during your product launch is going to require lots of visitor traffic, but having that list will give you the perfect springboard for creating a profitable, long-term, sustainable business for yourself and your family. To learn more about everything to do with launching your own product or service, check out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

Talk soon,

Rocky

P.S.   Click here to get a copy of the PDF version of this article so you can read it again anytime you want.

PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 4 ways I can help you to grow your business using product launches:

1. How To Create A Signature Product Out Of Thin Air In 72 Hours Or Less
Creating your product does not need to take weeks or months. My 72 Hour Product Creation Guide shows you how to build high value products one after the other in 72 hours or less. Click Here

2. How To Outsource Your Product Creation And Make It Hands Free.
Outsourcing the creation of some or all of your products and bonuses is a great way to save your time for the more important (and more fun) things you’d rather be doing. Grab my Hands Free Outsourcing Cheat Sheet to learn more. Click Here

3. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. My 1-2-3 List Building Cheat Sheet will show you how to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here

4. Work One-On-One With Me
If you’d like to work directly with me to run a launch for your business… just send me a message by emailing me at rocky [at] localwebsolutions.com and put “One-on-One” in the subject line… tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details!

Also, check this out 🙂

Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Formula training.

17 Ways To Increase Sales From Your Product Launch Email List

As you work through your product launch following Jeff’s Product Launch Formula, one of the most valuable assets you’ll be building is the list of targeted prospects and customers you will create during the process.

So even if you make a bunch of sales during your launch, the email list you build is going to generate many more sales for you over the weeks and months ahead, as long as you treat your subscribers well.

So what is the best way for you to not only nurture the relationship you have with your readers, but maximise your sales at the same time?

Turns out there are quite a few ways to use even a simple autoresponder such as Aweber to grow your sales significantly after your launch, and in this post you’ll discover 17 of these proven methods.

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Let’s get started with…

1. Systematically Follow Up After Your Product Launch

Whenever you get a new customer, you should immediately remove them from your ‘prospect’ list and add this person to your customer mailing list (you can automate this with Aweber). Then over time you can then send a series of follow up emails promoting a wide range of related offers (both your own products and as an affiliate).

For example, if you’re launching a product about using video marketing to generate more leads, then you might follow up with a series of emails that are designed to sell an in-depth Facebook marketing course.

The fact is that whenever somebody buys a product or service, there are lots of other related products and services they would be interested in that complement or enhance their purchase. You can be the person who helps them buy these related items, and you can get paid for taking the time to offer that help.

2. Teach People How to Use The Product They Just Purchased

Another great way to use your autoresponder is by sending out a sequence of coaching or training emails that help people make the most of the product or service they have just purchased from you.

For example, let’s suppose you’ve launched a meal-planning and fitness-tracking program to people who want to lose weight and gain strength. They could really benefit from a series of emails which teach them how to make the most out of the major features of your program, such as:

  • How to use the app you’ve included to count calories
  • How to best use the diet plans to balance their macronutrient levels
  • How to accurately calculate how many calories they’re burning each day with the exercise program you have designed for them

And so on. Each message should teach a different aspect of the program, give them simple steps to follow, and then encourage them to take action to achieve their goals.

Doing this is so powerful because when people take action and end up getting great results, they are usually much happier with their purchase. And happy customers produce three powerful benefits for you:

  • It significantly reduces product refunds because people understand how to get the most out of your products or services
  • It makes the likelihood of the customer buying something else from you much higher, either immediately or in the future
  • It increases the likelihood of the customer telling his or her friends about you and your business, and in many cases, of them becoming an affiliate and promoting you as well

Next up…

3. Distribute Regular Freemiums That Lead To Offers

The idea here is to surprise and delight your subscribers with unannounced bonuses that will keep them opening your emails with anticipation. They’ll never know what they’re going to get from you next, so you can bet they’ll open all of your emails to see what you’ve sent them this time.

Now this is critical…

This strategy is not just about delivering a bunch of freebies to people and hoping for the best. What you’re doing is systematically offering high-quality products that naturally lead to paid offers.

For example:

  • You might offer the cut-down “lite” version of a product or app for free. If your subscribers like it and find it helpful, some people will upgrade to the premium version (through the links you’ve conveniently included in the “lite” version 🙂 )
  • You might offer one or two video modules from your training program for free. Again, if people like it, some of them will purchase the entire set of training videos.

Here’s another idea…

4. Send Your Subscribers To Content On Your Blog

What you’re doing here is directing your subscribers to read your most popular archived, evergreen articles.

The reason is that if you can get people more engaged on your blog, you’ll have the opportunity to put various links and calls to action in front of them. This may include:

  • Links and calls to action for various offers embedded in the articles themselves
  • “Featured product” links and banner ads in your sidebar
  • A Super Signature containing a range of product ads at the end of posts and articles (see an example of a Super Signature at the end of this post – hat tip to Dean Jackson for this idea)

Next idea…

5. Do Joint Venture Ad Swaps

The technique here is to do ad swaps in your respective newsletters with your marketing partners.

Here are a few ideas:

  • You could simply promote each other’s lists. In other words, you invite and encourage your subscribers to join your partner’s list because of the benefits they will receive, and your partner does the same for you
  • You might encourage your subscribers to follow your Joint Venture partner on their various social media accounts (and your partner does the same thing for you)
  • Or you could simply promote your partner’s product or service directly (either with or without an affiliate link), and they return the favor for you

Next idea for making the most of your product launch list with an autoresponder is…

6. Survey Your Audience

One of the most profitable things you can do is to survey your audience and learn more about who they are and what they really want. You can ask them questions to help uncover valuable information such as:

  • What are the biggest problems and challenges they are facing right now?
  • What sort of experience level do they have? (so you can sort them into segments or ‘buckets’ for more targeted follow up)
  • What sort of solutions have they tried, and what are the shortcomings of these solutions?
  • What would be a ‘dream come true’ outcome for them?

The answers to these questions will help you create content and offers that your subscribers really want, which will in turn will increase your conversions and sales.

7. Build Long-Term Relationships

If you just hammer your subscribers with one cut-and-paste promotion after another, with no regard for the people receiving those messages, your conversion rate is going to collapse pretty quickly.

That’s because your subscribers HATE getting pitched (just like most of us), and if they don’t unsubscribe, they are just going to stop paying attention.

The point is that if you take the long-term view, and give your readers a chance to get to know you, you’re going to build a much more sustainable, more profitable business.

You do this by:

  • Sharing true, personal stories that let your readers see the real you. It’s best if these are niche-relevant stories, but you may just drop in occasional notes about what’s going on in your life, such as holiday snaps with your family, or the news that your daughter is having a baby
  • Teaching through case studies showing what happened when you used a particular product or strategy. You’ll want to share lots of facts and data, but also share the personal side of the story, such as how you felt, what problems came up (and how you dealt with them) and anything else that could help your readers achieve similar results
  • Allow real access to you personally. This means asking your audience for feedback, and then answering your subscribers when they give it to you. You can also send your readers to your blog, Facebook, Youtube channel, Twitter or Instagram and ask them to interact with you

Next idea…

8. Train, Coach And Motivate Your Affiliates

This is a great way to use your autoresponder to both stay in touch with the people who helped you during your product launch, and invite them to promote for you on a regular basis.

It really is quite powerful, but unfortunately it’s something that a lot of vendors overlook. I know Jeff Walker stays in touch with affiliates with updates and ideas for promoting his Product Launch Formula program, and it’s always great to hear his insights.

Here are 3 ideas for what to send in your affiliate followup series:

  • Send your affiliates a series of training emails that tell them exactly what to do to make money with your affiliate program step by step. For example, Step 1: Post your affiliate link in an article you write for your blog. Step 2: Put a Banner ad in the sidebar of your blog. Step 3: Send an email promotion to your newsletter subscribers, etc.
  • Showcase other successful affiliates using case studies (with their permission and without giving away their proprietary strategies) to motivate inactive or inexperienced affiliates to take action
  • Send them motivational articles, videos and other material to get inactive affiliates excited about promoting your products

Next up…

9. Offer Themed Emails

This is a great way to train your readers to open your emails, as well as building your relationship with your audience. The idea is to send them themed emails on a weekly basis that your subscribers can look forward to.

For example:

  • You might answer the Question Of The Week
  • You could share How I _____ (e.g., “How I Became A Profitable Consultant And Quit My Job”)
  • Share the Case Study of The Week showing how a student successfully used your product
  • Share the productivity boosting Resource of the Week

Now here’s the next idea…

10. Boost Sales By Segmenting Your Subscribers

The idea here is to come up with a very targeted lead magnet with the goal of segmenting your list. If your autoresponder allows you to apply tags to subscribers, you can tag everyone who downloads a particular lead magnet and follow up with them based on what they told you interests them.

If the autoresponder you’re using doesn’t have this feature, you can create another optin page and send your subscribers there to register for the new lead magnet, and add them to a seperate list.

As an example, let’s suppose you have generic weight training list. You might create a lead magnet that’s targeted at those people on your list who compete in bodybuilding competitions. You can then send this segment of your list precisely targeted content and product offers that you know they are going to be very interested in.

Here’s another idea…

11. Use Your List For Webinar Registrations

If you hold webinars (and you should), you can use your autoresponder to invite people to register for both your own and JV partner’s webinars. Be sure to add your registrants to a separate list (or tag them) so you can then follow up with them to:

  • Remind them when the webinar starts, what they are going to learn, and give them links to log in
  • Send some pre-training materials a day or two before the webinar, especially something that is a good pre-requisite for the webinar. For example, if the webinar is about Facebook marketing, you might give them a Facebook Ad Checklist that covers the basics to prepare your viewers
  • Send follow up messages after the webinar to promote the product or service you mentioned within the webinar

Next…

12. Create a Multi-Part Email Series Promoting One Main Offer

People rarely buy anything the first time they hear about it. That’s why it’s a great idea create a sequence of three to seven emails for EACH product you promote. This is what Andre Chaperon calls a PLS (Product Launch Sequence) in his Autoresponder Madness program.

Each series will consist of related materials, all of which promote just one product. For example:

  • Five Ways To Retire With $10,000 A Month In Passive Income
  • The Three Secrets of Building Muscle Mass Quickly
  • The Four Steps To Setting Up a Profitable Social Media Presence

Here’s another good idea…

13. Send Targeted Follow Up Messages To Your List Segments

Most of the popular autoresponder services allow you segment your subscribers according to whether they’ve performed a specific action, such as clicked on a link or opened an email message.

You can use this handy feature to send ultra-targeted follow up messages based on what your subscribers have told you they are interested in. For example:

  • Send a follow up with a different subject line (something that approaches the topic from a different angle) to those who didn’t open your last email
  • Send an objection-handling email to those who opened the email by didn’t purchase the product
  • Send a special offer email to people who arrived at your shopping cart page but then abandoned the cart without purchasing (this technique alone could easily DOUBLE your sales)

Next…

14. Create An FTM Site

You don’t need an elaborate membership site to run an FTM (fixed-term membership) site, which is a membership site that automatically delivers content to your members for a pre-determined amount of time (such as three months, six months, etc.). All you need is an autoresponder such as Aweber.

Just upload the first months worth of materials (a meaty, content rich PDF Report is often enough), and you can start taking orders. This is what we often refer to as the ‘Minimum Viable Product’ because you can get it done in a few hours and test the market quickly to see if there is enough demand.

If you run some test marketing and the thing flops, you can simply refund those people who did order and move on to something with more potential. But if it’s successful, you can then continue creating the content for future weekly modules, knowing you have a winner on your hands.

For example:

  • Create a 12-month site for winning at Ninja Warrior events
  • Create a four-month site that teaches people how to create prize winning pastries
  • Set up a 6-month site that shows people how to become a successful Expense Reduction Consultant

Up next…

15. Send Special Emails Focused On One Topic

Here’s some examples of simple messages you could send from time to time to drive traffic and generate sales:

  • Send a solo ad once a month to promote a particular product as a ‘Subscriber Only’ special offer
  • Survey your customers and ask for their feedback about how to improve your products, as well as ask what other challenges you could help them with
  • Ask your customers to beta test new (or new versions of) products or services (This gets your audience involved and helps develop even more loyalty)
  • Invite your subscribers to connect with you via other platforms, such as your YouTube channel or through other social media

16. Test And Track Your Promotions

You can use your email database as a platform for tracking and testing campaigns and promotions before launching them on a larger scale. This includes:

  • Testing the product itself to see if it will generate enough interest to warrant rolling our a larger advertising campaign
  • Testing various versions of the product name
  • Testing the product offer including bonuses, guarantee and call to action
  • Testing the email message itself to see if it generates click throughs (pay particular attention to testing the subject line, the opener, the benefits, the call to action, the P.S., the design of the email, and when you send it)

Once you know you have a good conversion rate, then you can roll out your marketing campaign on a larger scale.

TIP: Some autoresponders will let you set up a split test your messages, allowing you to send to a portion of your list, and then the autoresponder automatically sends out the winning email to the rest of your list.

And one more…

17. Warm Up (Or Reactivate) A Cold List

Because you’re still here with me, I’m going to reward you with one of the most powerful strategies you’ll ever use for generating new sales for your business…

It’s called Customer Reactivation, and it can literally be a gold mine for businesses that use it correctly.

The fact is that most businesses have a list of prospects or customers that has grown cold from a lack of activity.

It might mean that subscribers aren’t clicking on your links, or they might not be opening your emails. But sometimes, even though people are reading your messages, they just aren’t buying anything.

So here’s what you do – send out a special Customer Reactivation autoresponder sequence to the “cold” portion of your list.

The sequence should go like this:

  • A message thanking them for their past business, with an offer for a big discount or additional bonuses (or BOTH) on one of your most popular products to bring people back into the fold
  • A second message with the subject line “In case you missed this” restating the offer and letting readers know there’s a looming deadline after which the offer will no longer be available
  • A “Last chance” email reminding them about the offer and the deadline to generate even more urgency. This final email will often generate even more sales the the first message

Using this type of Customer Reactivation sequence can generate thousands of dollars in sales from people who you may have written off, so it’s worthwhile using it for any former customers who may have fallen through the cracks in your business.

One final thing. Being able to create an irresistible offer is so important to the success of your customer reactivation campaign that I’ve put together a Free Cheat Sheet that shows you how to create the perfect offer. To make sure you don’t miss anything as you develop your customer reactivation offer, click here to grab your Free copy of The Perfect Offer Cheatsheet

In conclusion…

So here’s the question for today: which of these 17 ways to use an autoresponder are you overlooking or not taking advantage of?

The good news is that now you have this list of ideas, you can start implementing any method you aren’t using yet. And that should lead to more traffic, more sales and more cash coming your way in as little as 24 hours from now.

As I mentioned at the start of this post, the list you build during your product launch is going to become your most valuable business asset, and will give you the perfect springboard for creating a profitable, long-term, sustainable business for yourself and your family. To learn more, check out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

Talk soon,

Rocky

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PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 4 ways I can help you to grow your business using product launches:

1. How To Create A Signature Product Out Of Thin Air In 72 Hours Or Less
Creating your product does not need to take weeks or months. My 72 Hour Product Creation Guide shows you how to build high value products one after the other in 72 hours or less. Click Here

2. How To Outsource Your Product Creation And Make It Hands Free.
Outsourcing the creation of some or all of your products and bonuses is a great way to save your time for the more important (and more fun) things you’d rather be doing. Grab my Hands Free Outsourcing Cheat Sheet to learn more. Click Here

3. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. My 1-2-3 List Building Cheat Sheet will show you how to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here

4. Work One-On-One With Me
If you’d like to work directly with me to run a launch for your business… just send me a message by emailing me at rocky [at] localwebsolutions.com and put “One-on-One” in the subject line… tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details!

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Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Formula training.

How To Recruit Your Competitors BEST Affiliates To Promote Your Product Launch

When it comes to using the Product Launch Formula process to run the most successful launch, one of the keys is in creating your own affiliate program and having other people send you their best customers who then buy your product.

The hardest part of this process is recruiting GOOD affiliates who know what they are doing, who have an email database, and who are prepared to add you to their mailing schedule.

That’s because the top affiliates aren’t just sitting around waiting for opportunities. They don’t have to, because so many great opportunities come across their desks every single week.

So if you want to build an affiliate program that’s full of serious marketers who have a proven track record, and who know how to drive targeted traffic to your product launch, you’re going to have to go out and compete for the attention of these in-demand professionals.

These affiliates will already be making tons of sales for your competitors, and you’ll need to recruit them and get them to do the same for you.

But how?

Let’s start with 5 great ways to find your competitor’s most valuable affiliates…

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1. Look For Product Reviews And Pre-Selling Content

The first step is to search Google for the names of your competitor’s products along with search terms such as “review” or “comparison.”

The reason is pretty clear: affiliates are most likely to be the people putting up product reviews and comparisons, and that makes this a quick and easy way to find those affiliates.

TIP: By doing this, you’ll also know which affiliates are good at search engine optimisation (SEO). If the same affiliate is able to hold multiple key rankings for a range of competing products, that’s a pretty good sign they will be able to drive traffic your way as well.

You’ll want to do is search Google for the titles of your competitors’ lead magnets, as well as the titles of their articles, blog posts and their other content. You could search for excerpts out of articles that link to the affiliates main content.

Where do you get this information?

One good way to do it is by joining your competitors’ affiliate programs, because you’ll have access to the promotional content they create for their affiliates. Then you can search for the titles and excerpts from this content to uncover affiliates who are actively using that content to promote offers.

And checking our your competitor’s affiliate programs will also give you insights into how you can make your own products and services even better. The fact is the best affiliates go where they are rewarded the most. And if your offer is absolutely crushing it, they’ll naturally gravitate towards you anyway.

Because being able to create irresistible offers is so important to the success of your launch and your business’s future, I’ve put together a Free Cheat Sheet that shows you how to create the perfect offer. To make sure you don’t miss anything as you develop your offer, click here to grab your Free copy of The Perfect Offer Cheatsheet

And now that you’re logged into your competitors’ affiliate centers, you’ll also want to check out this next idea…

2. Check Your Competitors’ Product Launch Leaderboards

Here’s a quick and dirty way to know who your competitors’ BEST affiliates are: look for the people who win their affiliate contests.

Of course you’ll most likely need to be a member of your competitors’ affiliate programs to get access to this privileged information. But once you’re in, you should be able to see leader boards for both past and current contests. If you compare these boards across a range of competitors, you’ll see which affiliates consistently promote product launches and drive sales.

3. Join Affiliate And JV Facebook Groups and Forums

The next way to find your competitors’ affiliates is to visit the places where they all congregate online. In other words, participate in the affiliate forums and social media groups.

Specifically:

• Go to Facebook and use the search box to uncover groups using words such as “affiliate”, “affiliate marketing”, “jv”, or “joint venture”.

• Search Google for affiliate forums. You can search for terms such as “affiliate marketing forums” and “affiliate discussion”, “JV forum” and “joint venture forum”.

• Look for joint venture networks. Again, use Google to easily uncover these platforms in your market. For example, “stock trading affiliate network.”

Once you find these platforms, join the biggest and most active ones. Then follow the conversations to get an idea of which affiliates are promoting which offers, and which affiliates tend to be the super affiliates in your niche market.

4. Follow The Flow Of Money

Another way to find out who’s generating the big sales for your competitors is by checking to see who is running ads for them. If an affiliate is consistently placing paid advertising for a product, that’s a great sign that they’re making money with those ads.

Here’s how to find these advertisers:

• Search Google for your competitors’ product and brand names. You’ll naturally find reviews and other content using this method (which is very helpful), but you’ll also be presented with text ads. These ads may go to lead pages if affiliates are using a two-step advertising process, or other content that’s designed to get you to click through to the merchant’s site. But whether one-step or two-step, this strategy will give you an idea of who is promoting what in your niche.

• Check niche sites that accept advertising. Then take note of who’s placing the ads, because these could be your potential affiliates.

TIP: Sometimes it’s hard to decipher an affiliate link to know who is behind it. Here are two tips that might help:

1. Check to see if they are using a redirect URL. Many affiliates redirect their affiliate links through their own websites. If they do, visit the domain to see if it’s clear who owns it. If not, run the domain through a whois search such as www.whois.com.

2. Run a search for the affiliate link (or even just the affiliate ID). If it’s an affiliate who is direct linking, then search for that link in Google. If the link isn’t a tracking link, then there’s a good chance the affiliate has used it in other promotions, such as on his own website or blog.

Next idea…

5. Keep A Record Of The Highest Selling Products

The idea here is simple: some of the top product owners in your niche are often the super affiliates too. That’s because these vendors have used product launches and paid advertising to build big email databases of prospects and customers.

You probably already know some of the top sellers in your niche, and some of your biggest competitors could become your top affiliates. Once you draw up your list, you can add to it using these two tips:

• Check marketplaces such as Clickbank.com and JVZoo.com. These affiliate marketplaces often rank products based on popularity, so it will only take you a few minutes to determine which are the best-selling products in your niche on that platform.

• Use JVNotifyPro.com to keep track of the big product launches. The marketers who are rolling out the biggest launches will probably also have the biggest customer lists in your niche.

There you have it – five good ways to find your competitors’ affiliates. If you use all of these methods, you’ll be able to easily uncover all the super affiliates operating in your niche, as well as dozens of other really good affiliates who can help you build sales in your product launches.

Which brings us to this important question…

So, How Do You Recruit These Proven Performers?

As we’ve discussed, these top affiliates get a bunch of great promotion requests crossing their desks every week. That means that just saying, “Hey, wanna make some great commissions?” isn’t going to get their attention.

Because of all of this competition, you need to have a standout product and create what Jeff Walker calls a “Crushing Offer” before the top affiliates will promote for you.

Here are tips for making it happen…

Build Relationships With People In Your Market

People like to do business with people they know, like and trust. So when an affiliate gets two identical offers from two different vendors, the odds are they are going to join the vendor they already know, like and trust. That’s why it’s a good idea to build relationships first before beginning your recruitment, especially when you’re trying to recruit super affiliates.

Here are three tips for building these relationships:

• Do something for the other person first. For example, if the person has their own product, sign up for their affiliate program and make some sales for them first.

• Interact with them online. Make helpful, thoughtful comments on their blog that help their community. Connect with them on social media. Send an email to them to talk about a recent newsletter issue or blog post. The point is, just start talking to these potential super affiliates so you get to know each other.

• Make a name for yourself in the niche. If you create great products and build a good reputation for yourself, people will naturally start approaching you. They’ll know you and trust you through your authority and reputation. This means you don’t need to necessarily go out into the niche and invest a lot of time building one-on-one relationships, since everyone will be eager to work with you when you approach them, but it will take time to achieve this for yourself.

Next up…

Give Free Access to the Product

You should never hesitate on this point. It doesn’t matter whether you’re selling a $17 ebook or a $997 home study course that’s shipped to the customer’s door, you MUST give your potential super affiliates access to the product.

First, any affiliate with their salt isn’t going to promote a product without reviewing it thoroughly themselves. And secondly, since you are approaching this potential affiliate, you need to give them access to the product as a gesture of goodwill.

Don’t make your potential affiliate ask for it, and certainly don’t expect them to pay for it. Just send access at the same time you’re sending your recruitment email.

Which brings us to the next point…

Offer Them Something Extra Special

If your goal is to recruit the top affiliates in your niche, it’s a good idea to give them special perks that you don’t offer everyone else. This includes benefits such as:

• A higher commission rate
• Exclusive bonuses for their customers
• Exclusive discounts for their customers
• Special personalised landing pages
• Instant commissions, daily commissions or weekly commissions
• The opportunity to promote the product before everyone else
• Higher commissions on upsells and backend sales

To get you started, here’s an example of the email you might send out to a prospective affiliates (especially ones with who you’ve built a relationship):

Subject: New product – Thought you’d like to hear about it first…

Hi [First Name],

I’m just about ready to launch a new product, and I wanted to be sure you heard about it first. That’s because I think it’s a great fit for your audience, and I’m also offering a special commission rate if you come on board to promote.

The product is called [name of product], and [describe in a sentence or two what the product does – in other words, why would this person’s audience want this product?]

Here, you can check it for yourself: [download link to entire product]

Right now the sales letter is pulling a [%] conversion rate in our initial testing, so this is already proving to be an in-demand product that gives you the potential for a lot of sales.

And here’s the best part: you’re getting a special “inner circle” commission rate of [%] – that’s a full [$amount] in your pocket for every sale you make.

What’s more, you also get [insert any other perks… exclusive promotional opportunities before the affiliate program is open to the public, special discounts, etc].

I’ve taken the liberty of setting up your affiliate account. Here’s the info:

[affiliate link]

[affiliate log in info]

Once you log in you’ll get access to all sorts of emails, articles, banners and other ads and creatives you can use to promote this product.

We’re launching on [date] – are you in?

Let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything I can do for you to make promotions easier…

[sign off]

P.S. This is going to be a big event… I hope you’re a part of it!

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A Few Parting Thoughts

If you’ve always wanted to enjoy the benefits of a big product launch (including a big list-build, massive exposure, increased authority and huge profits when done right), or you just want just get the increase in sales that only a really good super affiliate team can deliver, then finding and recruiting the best affiliates in your market is the key.

And finding your competitors’ most productive affiliates and persuading them to promote your product launch too is a fantastic way to do this is.

This crash course has given you the exact step by step plan for doing that. So what’s your next step?

Get started and work through each step to start finding those affiliates, because recruiting just ONE top affiliate could add hundreds of prospects to your email database and thousands of dollars to your launch profits.

That means the sooner you get started, the sooner you could have a big JV launch under your belt, which is the perfect springboard for building a profitable, long-term, sustainable business for yourself and your family that will allow you to prosper for many years to come. To learn more, check out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

Talk soon,

Rocky

PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 4 ways I can help you to grow your business using product launches:

1. How To Create A Signature Product Out Of Thin Air In 72 Hours Or Less
Creating your product does not need to take weeks or months. My 72 Hour Product Creation Guide shows you how to build high value products one after the other in 72 hours or less. Click Here

2. How To Outsource Your Product Creation And Make It Hands Free.
Outsourcing the creation of some or all of your products and bonuses is a great way to save your time for the more important (and more fun) things you’d rather be doing. Grab my Hands Free Outsourcing Cheat Sheet to learn more. Click Here

3. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. My 1-2-3 List Building Cheat Sheet will show you how to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here

4. Work One-On-One With Me
If you’d like to work directly with me to run a launch for your business… just send me a message by emailing me at rocky [at] localwebsolutions.com and put “One-on-One” in the subject line… tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details!

Also, check this out 🙂

Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Formula training.

Jeff Walker Answers Three Questions About Using Product Launch Formula

QUICK NOTE: Registration for Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula Coaching Program closes down at midnight on Friday, 9/28. The class is starting next week, so he has to close registration on Friday to make sure they have everyone on-boarded properly.

For more information on the Coaching Program click here.

So there’s been a lot of questions coming in about launches during this week’s Product Launch Masterclass

The 3 main ones are:

#1. Do I need a list?

The bottom line is whether you’re doing launches or not, if your goal is to build a sustainable business, you need to build and continue to grow an email list as your #1 priority. This database of prospects and customers gives you long-term security (because you can create money on demand), and will be a huge leverage point in your business.

And a lot of us who have spent the last few years doing that believe the best way to actually GET a list is with product launches.

If you’re starting from zero now and you have no list at all, then you would use Jeff’s “Seed Launch” to get your list started… and then you’re off to the races.

If you already a small email list, then an “Internal Launch” is the way to go. An Internal Launch will make you immediate sales, and it will also help to build your list through word-of-mouth viral traffic.

And finally, when you’re ready, there’s the “JV Launch” – which will grow your list faster than ANY other list building strategy ever devised.

(One more thing: Jeff is such a huge believer in list building that he’s included an entire List Building course as a free bonus for anyone who registers for Product Launch Formula. It’s called “Launching Your List” and it’s all about building a list of people who want to buy what you’re offering.)

CLICK HERE for details about PLF

#2. Do I need my own product or service?

There are literally thousands of ways to make money online… but they all generally boil down to two primary strategies. You’re either selling someone else’s stuff, or you’re selling your own stuff.

(And by “your own stuff” – I mean it could be an online course or training program, a membership site, physical products, a personal service, coaching, artwork, a book, antiques, homes or properties, etc.)

Honestly, I think the best online businesses tend to mix a number of those revenue models to diversity their income. Selling other people’s stuff can be lucrative and easy, and it can help to smooth out your cash flow.

But in the long run… you really need your own products – at least if you want to have real control and lots of leverage over your business.

So the way that many people start out is by first selling other people’s products as an affiliate, and then developing their own products – and that’s really a GREAT way to go.

And on that note, one of the best ways to sell affiliate products is with the “Shadow Launch” that Jeff teaches in PLF. This is where you put together a simple and easy email sequence (similar to a product launch sequence or PLS) for a product that you’re selling as an affiliate.

It’s staggering how effective the “Shadow Launch” is… it immediately sets you apart from all the other affiliates selling that product, regardless of what market you are in.

That’s a great way to get started… but remember, in the long run you should be thinking about creating your own products. That’s where you get total control over your business and your destiny.

(Jeff feels so strongly about having your own products that he’s created an entire Product Creation course – and you get it as another bonus when you register for Product Launch Formula.)

CLICK HERE for details about PLF

3. What if I’m “not technical”?

Good news – I’m not technical either!

These days lots of people get intimidated by the technical stuff of an online business… but here’s the thing – you don’t need a big fancy website. You can get started with a single web page – and there are some amazing tools that allow you to create that single page in a matter of minutes.

Personally I use LeadPages, but there’s any number of powerful, inexpensive tools you can use to get a website up in just a few hours (or you can outsource it for a few dollars).

Don’t get me wrong – you’ll have to learn some stuff to get your business going. But it’s all 100% “figure-out-able”… and because of the great tools that are now available, it’s so much simpler than it’s ever been.

AND since Jeff is dedicated to taking any obstacle out of your way, he’ll have a BRAND NEW bonus inside the PLF Coaching program – it’s called “Your Tech Stack Quick Start”.

The whole idea of a “tech stack” is simple… it’s the software tools that you use in your online business. And this bonus is his team showing you how to pick the tech for your business, and get it set up. So if you’re just starting out and you’re intimidated by the “technology question”… they’ve got you taken care of.

CLICK HERE for details about PLF

One last thing… registration for the Product Launch Formula Coaching Program is open right now. The last time Jeff opened it up like this was a full year ago. And registration is about to close down – the deadline is this FRIDAY…

But please don’t wait until Friday… you don’t want you to forget about the deadline and then have to wait a year to join us in the program. Here’s the link:

CLICK HERE for details about PLF

See you inside,

Cheers

Rocky Tapscott

P.S. Jeff mentioned today that he was looking through the comments from the Product Launch Masterclass replays, and in the Facebook Group… and it got him thinking about something he wanted to add to the Product Launch Formula Coaching Program…

He noticed a lot of people are full of enthusiasm and drive and energy… but they’re just getting started in this online business world.

And even though it’s been 20 years since he started out, he reckons it feels like it was just yesterday. There were lots of things that held him back, and he can remember all those early hurdles.

He said he can remember the mistakes he made… and the few crucial things he did that made all the difference.

So, he’s got a pretty cool bonus for folks who are just starting out…

It’s called “Operation Quick Start” and gets right to the heart of things in six sections…

He covers the “Fast Start Mindset”… which is about getting your mental game aligned with your new business (and new life). This is probably the single most important factor when you’re starting out… and it’s something Jeff has worked on consciously for the last 20 years.

He also covers the “Fast Start Tools”… this is about the tools to get you started. And even more important is the how behind picking the right tools for your situation.

This isn’t a sexy topic, but it’s the nuts-and-bolts that you have to get right.

And then there’s the “First Steps”… and this is the step-by-step of what you should do first to get rolling. It sounds simple, but it’s oh-so-easy to get sidetracked into a thousand different directions.

But what you really want to do is put on the blinders and focus on getting the first steps done first. And that’s what this section is about.

Sound pretty cool? 🙂

So this is the deal – you’ll get the “Operation Quick Start” mini-module as a free bonus when you register for the Product Launch Formula Coaching Program.

The only “catch” is that we’re about to close down registration so we can get the class started… so you need to go check it out now:

CLICK HERE for PLF + Operation Quick Start

(There’s a timer on that page, so you can see how long you’ve got until registration closes down.)

See you on the inside 🙂

The Second Secret To Building A Profitable Product Launch Email List

In this series of posts, we’re looking at the 5 secrets you need to know if you want to build a responsive email list in preparation for your Product Launch Formula launch.

So when you look at your mailing list, is basically a monologue, right? It’s you sending out messages, and people read those messages, that’s it. Then you just keep doing that every day, every week, or on whatever schedule you use.

But here’s the thing…

For the most part, people need to know, like and trust you on some level before they will do business with you. And while sending out your regular messages does help build familiarity and trust over time, it’s not the fastest way to do it.

That’s why your goal should be to personally interact with your readers whenever possible, and actively give them a feeling of belonging to something…

Since the beginning of time, humans have been social creatures. But over the last few years, social media has changed things completely.

People don’t want to just read your messages anymore. They want to “like” them. They want to comment on them and discuss them with you.

They might even want to share your messages with their friends (without having to ‘forward’ an email). They want to feel like they’re a part of something special, part of a Movement if you will, and that’s why it’s in your interest to make these activities as easy as possible for your Tribe.

Here’s the cool part: there’s a psychological trigger at play here. This wanting to belong to a group may actually be hardwired into your subscribers’ brains.

You see, back in tribal times people really couldn’t survive if they were alone. They had to belong to a group if they wanted to thrive. They had to fit in. If they were exiled or excluded from the group for some reason, they either had a very hard life… or more likely, they were killed by a rival group, wild animals or by starvation and illness.

It’s pretty clear that your prospects aren’t going to starve to death or get killed if they’re not part of a group. Logically people know they’ll be okay on their own. But our brains still reward us in various ways for belonging to a group (and often make us feel uncomfortable when we’re alone).

THAT’S why people like to have this sense of belonging.

So your goal with all of your communications should be to try and foster this sense of belonging.

Here’s how to encourage this feeling, which will help you build a relationship with your subscribers and increase their responsiveness…

1. Create A Cool Name For Your Tribe

The other day I saw a Facebook fan page for a one-eyed, blind dog. The owners of the page refer to him as a pirate, and they call all his fans part of his “Pirate Crew.”

It’s a simple name, and his thousands of Facebook fans readily (and happily) refer to themselves as part of the “Crew.” It gives them a sense of belonging and camaraderie. That’s a good thing.

Another example of people who belong to a Movement are are the thousands of “Trekkies” who like Star Trek. This shared love of all things Star Trek gives them a strong bond of belonging and helps them identify each other.

Still one more example: Oprah Winfrey has a TV program and web page called “Super Soul Sunday.” When she talks to the group on social media, she refers to them as “Super Soulers.” It’s a way for Oprah to make each and every reader feel like they’re a part of this special insider group of fans.

TIP: Need more examples? If you look at any sports team, you’ll see how all the fans feel like they’re part of the team, and how these fans even take on the team’s name, logo and colours.

So you get the point here – find a cool and preferably memorable name for your group.

Sure, sometimes your group members will come up with their own name for themselves, but that usually takes a while. It’s much better if you figure out a good name at the beginning, and refer to your group members with that name right away. Just be sure it’s a name with which your members will enjoy being linked to.

Next idea…

2. Link Your Communications To Social Media

Your subscribers will struggle to feel like they’re part of a group if they never get to interact with other members of the group. That’s why you should set up a Facebook Group. Then be sure to link to your Facebook Page from every newsletter, as well as encouraging your Facebook Fans to sign up for your mailing list.

TIP: The bonus of setting up a public Facebook Group is that it gives you another means of communication with your prospects. Plus Facebook is a viral medium, so your existing fans and subscribers can help you find new fans and subscribers by inviting their family and friends.

You might even specifically encourage interaction by asking “What do you think?” at the end of a newsletter article, or inviting them to share their thoughts in the Group. Then include a link to Facebook and encourage people to post their thoughts on your Wall.

Here’s a related idea…

3. Put Your Newsletters And Emails On Your Blog

Another way to encourage interaction is to post all (or at least some) of your newsletters as content on your blog. Make sure you enable blog comments, and encourage your newsletter subscribers to let you know what they think.

TIP: if you want to reserve the best content for your newsletter list, then password protect your newsletter content when you post it on your blog. This will make your newsletter subscribers feel special since they have the password.

It will also encourage your visitors who haven’t yet subscribed to want to subscribe just to see what kinds of posts you’re hiding behind the curtain!

One nice bonus of directing people to your blog is that they’ll see your other content, promotions, banners and offers. The more you can get people visiting your blog, the more sales you’re likely to generate.

Next idea…

4. Create A Private Group

Here’s the best way to make people feel really special: give them access to a private group.

One way to do this is to set up a “closed” or Private Facebook Group. That’s where people can find it by searching Facebook, and they can see the admins and members, but they can’t see the content unless they become a member. And they can’t join until a moderator or admin officially approves them. You can also set up a “secret” group (which can’t be found by searching).

TIP: Another way to set up a private group is by setting up a forum and making one of the sub-forums private.

The idea here is to send your newsletter subscribers to the private group so they can talk about the content you share in your newsletter. Naturally, they can talk about anything else they’d like as well. But the key is to make people feel special because they’re a part of this “secret” and exclusive group. They’re part of your “tribe” or inner circle.

TIP: You can make the group membership a bonus of joining your newsletter list. That means you’ll get more subscribers joining your list, plus the feeling of belonging will help you build a good relationships with your subscribers (which in turns boosts responsiveness).

I’ve done this with one of my free stock trading Membership Sites. When people sign up for a free account, they are added to my email database, and can also request membership of our private Facebook Group, where I share additional insights, and we all contribute content, analyse markets, and share ideas for trades.

This creates a great sense of community where people feel like they belong to something greater than themselves. This sense of belonging makes them much more likely to open my email messages, click through to the sites and offers I share, and buy the products and services I recommend.

THIS is one one of the best ways you can create a highly profitable email list before you roll out your new product or service based on the strategies you learn in Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula.

And if you’d like to learn more about building a rabid community of raving fans who are ready to support you when you are ready to launch any product or service, you can do by going through Jeff Walker’s Free Product Launch Masterclass here.

Talk soon,

Rocky

PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 4 ways I can help you to grow your business using product launches:

1. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. My 1-2-3 List Building Cheat Sheet will show you how to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here

2. How To Create A Signature Product Out Of Thin Air In 72 Hours Or Less
Creating your product does not need to take weeks or months. My 72 Hour Product Creation Guide shows you how to build high value products one after the other in 72 hours or less. Click Here

3. How To Outsource Your Product Creation And Make It Hands Free.
Outsourcing the creation of some or all of your products and bonuses is a great way to save your time for the more important (and more fun) things you’d rather be doing. Grab my Hands Free Outsourcing Cheat Sheet to learn more. Click Here

4. Work One-On-One With Me
If you’d like to work directly with me to run a launch for your business… just send me a message by emailing me at rocky [at] localwebsolutions.com and put “One-on-One” in the subject line… tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details!

Also, check this out 🙂

Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Formula training.