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How To Get People To Click On The Links In Your Product Launch Emails

One of the most important aspects of using the Product Launch Formula process to launch your product, service or business is being able to get people to read your messages and then click on the links to visit your pre-launch content

The whole idea of using pre-launch content (referred to as PLC) is to share the story of your product and why people should ultimately buy from you is to move them from the email to your website where they can consume the content.

But what is the best way to encourage people to read your message and then click through? Here are the steps to achieving that:

Determine the Big Benefit First

Before you write a single word of your teaser, you need to figure out the big benefit of the content. Your reader is going to be thinking, “Why should I click on this link?” – and your teaser needs to answer that question.

Remember to Keep it Short

A teaser may be as short as one line, all the way to several paragraphs. You want to keep it short so that even the most time-pressed subscriber or the person with the shortest attention span will read and act on the teaser. You’ll get examples in just a few moments.

Hook the Reader

A good teaser captures and holds your readers’ interest, and often it arouses curiosity too. This starts with your email subject line, as it needs to be intriguing enough to get your audience to open your email. Then your short teaser needs to be intriguing enough to get readers to click on your link.

Create a Compelling Call to Action

Your reader is hooked, so you drop the link in the end of the email. But don’t assume they’ll click the link. Sure, some people will click on it. But in order to get the highest conversion rate, you need to specifically tell people to click the link and take the desired action.

Now let’s put all these tips to work with a few examples…

Pull It All Together: Examples

Here are a couple examples that show you how to create short, benefit-driven teasers with calls to action:

Example 1:

Let’s suppose you want people to click through to your PLC to learn about copywriting. Here’s an example teaser email…

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Subject line: The secret of million-dollar sales letters…

Hi [Name],

There’s one little thing that the world’s best copywriters do that no one else does (not even you). And this one little thing is what creates million-dollar sales letters.

What’s the secret? That’s what you’ll find out in today’s blog post. Read it here:

[link to blog post]

[sign off]

P.S. Some people say I should charge for this information. Maybe I will. But if you’re quick, you can read it now for free on my blog at:

[link to blog post]

_____________

This example presented a big benefit (learning how to create a million-dollar sales letter), and it aroused curiosity to get people to click through. The curiosity started in the subject line with the word “secret.” It continued in the body of the email by using the word “secret” again, and arousing curiosity about what that “one little thing” is that the best copywriters use.

Finally, this example also created a sense of urgency (which is one of the critical Mental Triggers Jeff teaches in PLF) at the end to get people to click the link now (rather than put it off for later). This works if the sense of urgency is genuine. In other words, don’t create “false” urgency just to get the click. Always be upfront and honest with your audience. As I like to say, offer HOPE, not hype.

Next…

Example 2:

Let’s suppose you’ve created a pre-launch video that shows beginners the easiest way to set up a blog. Here’s an example of what your teaser may look like:

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Subject line: Set up a blog in five minutes?

Hi [Name],

Every time someone talks about setting up a blog, they throw a lot of technical mumbo jumbo at you. It’s confusing and overwhelming, especially if you’re not a techie.

Forget all that – now you too can set up a blog fast and easy… in as little as five minutes from now.

Ready to take the first step towards your profitable blogging career? Then click here to watch the free video:

[link]

[sign off]

P.S. It’s easier than you think. See for yourself by watching the free video now: [link]

___________

This example showcases the benefit that non-tech people really want – an EASY way to set up a blog. The email starts off by empathising with the reader, and then goes on to say there’s a fast and easy way to do it, and the reader can learn about it for free by clicking the link.

Conclusion

As you work through your Pre-pre-launch, Pre-launch and launch emails, there will be plenty of instances when you need to craft a teaser that gets people to click through to your Product Launch Content. Use the ideas and examples above to start creating more effective teasers that get your readers to click through to your launch content.

For some great examples of how Jeff Walker uses email to send people to his pre-launch content, along with examples of email sequences and case studies from other 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.

How To Leverage Your Product Launch List To Double Your Profits

One of the biggest benefits you’ll get from running a Launch based on the Product Launch Formula process is the growth in email list as you go through the pre-launch and launch process.

This works out especially well if you use a JV Launch where you have other people send you their prospects in exchange for a referral fee when somebody they sent buys your product.

Now having built your list with a launch, one of the keys to leveraging this asset is to continue to put popular offers in front of your audience after your launch is complete. It’s usually best if you sell your own products and services because these tend to put the most gross profit in your pocket.

But not everybody on your list will buy your stuff (in fact probably only 10% of them will) but those people are always buying other products and services related to what you sell. So why not find out what else they are buying and let them buy it from you instead of somebody else?

And the great thing about promoting great products as an affiliate is that anything you earn is 100% profit. The merchant takes and processes the order, looks after customer support, manages any refunds, and does all of the backend stuff required to make the sale.

Then they send you a cheque or pay you via Paypal. Pretty cool gig.

The thing is you can’t just run over to ClickBank or some other affiliate network, grab any old product to promote, and expect an avalanche for sales and commissions. If you want to make your affiliate sales “P.O.P.,” then check out this simple formula:

• Pick the Right Product
• Offer a Bonus
• Presell the Offer

Let’s take closer look…

Pick the Right Product

A little research upfront will save you frustration down the road. That’s why you’ll want to follow these steps and tips when deciding what to promote…

Choose Something Popular

Affiliate sites like ClickBank let you specifically choose popular products that are selling well, so be sure to do your research and choose an in-demand offer.

Review the Product Yourself

Even if the product sells well and gets good reviews, read and use it yourself to be sure it’s something you’ll be proud to promote. The best products and services to promote are those you use and love personally. Things you can talk about honestly and be happy promoting.

Research the Vendor

If you’re unfamiliar with the seller, search their name and business name in Google to be sure they have a good reputation in the niche. Avoid anyone with red flags such as poor customer service, poor quality products, not paying affiliates, using black hat marketing and so on. It’s your reputation on the line here. Be careful to protect it and always work in your customer’s interests.

Check the Sales Page

Now you need to take a look at the sales page. First, check that it looks professional and is well-written. You might also ask the vendor what sort of conversion rate it’s getting.

Secondly, be sure there aren’t sales leaks or attempts at commission hijacking. These are any unnecessary links or promos that are likely to dampen conversions.

For example, if a popup window appears that offers a discount if someone clicks a link, check if that link still rewards you (the affiliate).

Another example: if there is a one-time offer or other upsell/cross-sell, be sure your affiliate link doesn’t get stripped if people take advantage of these offers.

Another example: check the sales page for payment options that don’t track and credit affiliates. Some people will do whatever the can to screw affiliates. We don’t want to work with these people.

If the product checks out, then move to the next step…

Offer a Valuable Bonus that Enhances the Product

If you look around your niche, you’ll notice that you certainly aren’t the only person who’s promoting this particular offer. In fact there may be dozens or even hundreds of others all promoting the same thing. And while the vast majority of these people aren’t really “true” competition (since most just throw a banner up on their site and call it day), you definitely will have SOME competition. If you want to generate sales, then you need to stand out from these other serious affiliates.

How? By offering a bonus to anyone who purchases the product through your affiliate link.

TIP: You should also work to stand out in a broader sense, by becoming a trusted “gatekeeper” who only promotes solid offers and who only sends the best content to your list.

The keys to a good bonus are as follows:

• It’s in-demand. As always, do your market research to see what your audience wants.

• It’s valuable. This should be something that your market would eagerly pay for (in some cases, it may even be something that you currently sell that you’re offering for free)

• It’s easy to deliver. Ideally, it should be a digital product that you can deliver to your customers automatically.

• It’s highly related to the main offer. This is the most important key to offering a bonus – it should be something that actually enhances the users’ experience of the product and makes the entire offer more valuable.

For example, if the main offer is an organic gardening guide, you might offer a pest-identification and eradication video. Or if the main offer is a dieting membership site, you might offer a free set of low-calorie cookbooks that fit in with the dieting guidelines being taught inside the site.

Your bonus could take a variety of forms, including membership site access, private group access, ebooks/reports, videos, audios, tools (such as worksheets, checklists, templates and similar), software/apps, and similar.

Note: High-value bonuses like personal coaching are likely to create plenty of conversions, but they may also create a time crunch for you. If you do decide to offer a service, then make sure you only promote it with high-ticket offers, and you may also limit the number available so that you don’t fall behind.

Now the final step of the “P.O.P.” formula…

Presell the Offer

It took me YEARS to truly understand how to pre-sell effectively, but when done correctly it is an extremely powerful strategy. Even if the product has a pretty good sales page that makes an irresistible offer, you still need to warm up your audience before they land on the sales page. You do this by telling your audience about the emotionally-charged benefits they will get when they order, as well as the additional benefits they will receive when they buy with your bonus included.

Here’s the key: don’t just send out one email and expect a bunch of sales. Instead, create a series of three to five emails promoting the affiliate offer.

For example, you might send out a series that looks like this:

Email 1: Introduces the offer, shares the benefits, and promotes your bonus. (Note: oftentimes product vendors will create “copy and paste” emails for you to use. You can go ahead and use these, but make sure you tweak them to personalise them to your voice and for your audience.)

Email 2: Share proof that the product works. Ideally you’ll share your own case study of how well the product works, the results you had, and how your life is better now than it was before.

Email 3: “Last call” email. If there is any sort of special offer going on (such as a Product Launch special), then send an email reminding people the special ends soon. Otherwise, you can use this email to announce your bonus might be going away (at least temporarily), or to cover benefits not mentioned elsewhere or answer frequently asked questions about the product.

TIP: For best results, analyze the product to determine what objections may have to purchasing the product, and then raise and answer those objections within this email. Whenever possible, offer a bonus that helps minimise or even better remove the objections people have for buying.

For example, let’s suppose you’re promoting a dieting guide. And let’s further suppose that one common objection is that busy parents say they don’t have time to cook healthy meals. You can offer a bonus of a cookbook with quick, easy and delicious meals. Not only does this cookbook make a great bonus on it’s own, it effectively handles the “too busy” objection.

Conclusion

Selling affiliate offers is a great way to make money with your newsletter or as stand-alone email campaigns a few times each month. Just be sure to use the sales POP system to pick high quality products, offer an awesome bonus, and presell the offers so people truly understand the benefits and RESULTS they can expect to get when they become a customer.

Of course having a growing email list of people who want to hear from you is a pre-requisite for promoting affiliates products in any sort of volume, and one of the best ways to build that email list is by doing a product Launch.

For a great example of how Jeff Walker has built his list to a huge size using JV launches along with 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 Attract People To Your Product Launch Using Social Media

Building relationships with your audience on social media, capturing their details on an email database, and then sending them to your Product Launch’s Pre Launch Content is a time-tested and proven way to make sales.

Having said that, it’s not always easy and there are plenty of traps. Here’s what we’ll cover in this post to help you optimise your results:

• Choosing Your Platforms
• Understand How Social Media Works
• Create Content That Intrigues People And Gets Clicks

Let’s jump in…

Choose Your Platforms

The first step is to choose which social media platforms you’ll focus on. The top options include:

• Facebook
• Twitter
• LinkedIn
• YouTube
• Instagram
• Pinterest

The idea is to focus on two or maybe three platforms that will be most beneficial to your business. You need to consider two things:

• Where does your audience congregate? This is the most important factor to consider when deciding which platforms to use. You’ll need to do some research such as finding out the key demographics of people on the various platforms, as well as looking at your competitors’ pages on these sites to see where they get the best results (shares, comments and other interaction).

• What type of content do you intend to post? For example, if you intend to post a lot of videos, then obviously YouTube should make your list. On the flip side, if you’re not interested in posting photos, then Instagram isn’t a good choice.

Once you know where you’re going to post, then move to the next step…

Understand How Social Media Works

While your newsletter is basically a monologue, social media is different because it works best when you create a dialogue with your followers. This means you can’t just blast out content and then ignore any interaction you receive. You need to be ‘social’ if you want to encourage people to engage and interact, and then interact directly with your followers.

This means doing things such as:

• Liking replies to your content.
• Replying to comments. (As your followers grow, you won’t be able to reply to everyone, but you should seek to post a few replies on every post.)
• Sharing/retweeting your follower’s content.

In other words, build relationships by engaging with your audience in a real dialogue (instead of a monologue).

Next…

Create Content That Gets Clicks

Now that you’re on the right platform and prepared to engage with your audience, the next thing you need to know is how to create content that gets clicks, shares, and comments. Take a look at these tips…

Give People What They Want

In order to figure out what they want, you’ll need to do some market research to find out what sort of content your audience tends to respond to the best. In addition to your regular market research (such as seeing what products people are buying), you’ll want to check out your competitors’ social media pages.

Pay attention to two things:

1. The general topic for the content. Do you see any sort of pattern? For example, if you’re in a dieting niche, do people tend to respond best to nutrition-related posts versus exercise-related posts?

2. The general format for the content. For example, does the audience seem to like memes? Videos? Infographics? Tips posts? Etc.

Next…

Ensure It’s a Quick Read Or View

People on social media don’t usually have time to read overwhelming pieces of content. That’s why you want to create content that people can read or view quickly, ranging from a meme that takes a second or two to read, to a video that perhaps takes two or three minutes (tops) to watch.

Craft an Enticing Title

People often decide whether to read or watch something based on the title, which is why you need to develop benefit-driven titles. If you can arouse curiosity, that’s good too. E.G., “The Conversion-Doubling Trick That Takes Just Two Minutes!”

Create Something Unique

People aren’t going to share your content or click through to your website if you’re sharing stuff that looks like every other piece of content on the web. That’s why you need to create something unique.

This can be as simple as sharing a unique story (such as an inspirational video), or even just a single little-known tip. It doesn’t have to be groundbreaking – it just needs to be somewhat uncommon.

Generate Positive Feelings

Content that goes viral and gets other interaction (such as likes, loves, cares and clicks) tends to generate emotion, especially positive emotion. A good goal is to create something that makes people say “Wow!” or “Awww!” or “That’s heartwarming!” or “That’s awesome!”

Encourage People to Interact

If you want people to share and comment on your content, then ask them to do something.

For example, if you’re looking for comments, then ask questions or encourage people to share information, for example, ask them:

• What do you think?
• What’s your favourite tip?
• Have you ever had an embarrassing moment like this?

If you’re looking for people to share, then centre your call to action around that goal. Something like:

• Share this with your friends, because these days they could probably use a smile!
• Know someone who [needs some benefit]? Share this now.
• Be a hero among your friends and family and share this with them.
• Please do me a favour and share this on your page – I appreciate it!
• Share this if you agree!

Now a few parting thoughts…

Conclusion

The big social media platforms are really useful when it comes to generating prospects for your Product Launch, but you need to have a plan in place in order to make the most of these platforms. That’s why you’ll want to put these ideas to work in order to build better relationships with people in your audience and generate more launch traffic.

Of course there’s no guarantee the people you are interacting with on social media will become customers, which is why you need a proven process to take them from uninterested to aware, then interested in maybe buying from you, and finally into customers. This is exactly what Product launch Formula does.

If you’d like to see how the PLF process has worked for other entrepreneurs and business owners, you can do that by checking out these 60 Case Studies of real people who have used the formula successfully. By watching the ones that interest you, you’re probably going to have some ‘ah-ha’ moments of your own.

So check out the Product Launch Formula Case Studies page here and let me know what insights you had while watching other people using the process in their businesses.

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.

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.

One Of The Big Benefits Of Being A Product Launch Formula Owner

One of the biggest benefits of being a Product Launch Formula owner for all of these years is the opportunity we have to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of PLF each year for a small investment.

Jeff Walker always looks after his customers and gives us a 90% discount to go through the latest version of the program again as a refresher, or if for some reason we didn’t get around to using what we learned last time to get us motivated again.

Here’s what the upgrade page looks like this year:

Here’s what’s included as part of this years upgrade:

  • The full PLF training program and portal that takes you through all the strategies and tactics that have driven over a BILLION dollars in launches by our students.
  • Your Launch Path – this will give you a “bird’s eye view” of the launch process. You’ll be able to see where you are on the Path, figure out what’s coming up next, and click to jump straight to the lessons and bonus trainings you need so you can get laser focused and implement fast.
  • Timelines and checklists to help keep you on track throughout your launch.
  • Closed captioning for the main training modules – giving you the flexibility to watch without sound.
  • A full year of additional Coaching Calls with my in-house team of coaches. (In other words, you get a full year of Coaching Support – with weekly Coaching Calls for the first two months, and then monthly calls for the next ten months.)

Plus You Get ALL the Extra Bonuses:

  • BONUS: my complete “Launching Your List” video training course – this updated course shows you how to grow an email list of people hungry for what you offer.
  • BONUS: the full-blown “Product Creation Code” video training course that shows you how to create an online training program that people will pay you for.
  • BONUS: a coupon for $900 off my “PLF Live 2021”. This is a three-day, live workshop led personally by me. There are no words to express just how powerful it is to be working on your launch along with a thousand other PLF Owners… and I’ll personally walk you through designing your launch in these three days. Until 2020, this has always been a live in-person event… but right now, given the state of the coronavirus, we’re not sure whether this will be an in-person event or if it will be virtual. Our plan is to have it in April in a major city in the U.S. But if you’re not comfortable traveling, you can attend the event virtually. Tickets are $1,000… but with this bonus coupon, you get in for $900 off.
  • BONUS: “Your Tech Stack Quick Start” – this is my team training you on how to design and build a streamlined tech stack to support you at each stage of your launch. It’s all about matching the tools to where you’re at with your business, so you have everything you need and nothing you don’t. If you’re just starting out and you’re intimidated by the “technology question”… we’ve got you taken care of.
  • BONUS: “Winning Book Launches” – if you’re an author, this one is all about how to launch your book.
  • BONUS: the “Sparta Launch” training on how to put together a low-effort, high-return, email-based Sparta Launch. This launch is all about selling very high-priced, small-group workshops or retreats. The best part is that Sparta launches are generally done purely via email.
  • BONUS: The “Live Launch” training – when I launched PLF 2019, I did something I’d never tried before… a launch where all my PLCs were delivered LIVE. Let’s just say the results were amazing, which is why we’ve been doing it the same way since. In this special bonus, I broke down how we prepared to go live, and the results we generated from this new launch model.
  • BONUS: the Operation Quick Start mini-module, which is perfect if you’re just starting out – this training will show you what to do first to quickly get your business up and running fast.
  • BONUS: the Secrets of Leverage and Scale mini-module, which is all about moving from a 1-on-1 or unleveraged business… to creating true leverage and scale in your business (so you can make more money and impact without working more hours).
  • BONUS: the Launch Partnership mini-module, which teaches you the lucrative business of helping other people with their launches… either as a consultant, a launch manager, or even as a full business partner.
  • BONUS: “Winning Your Launch Through Gamification” – how to maximize your results by turning your launch and your product delivery into a game. This is one of the hottest trends in our PLF community, and the results have been shocking. People love it when you add some competition and fun into your process, and this bonus shows you how to tap into that and get massive results with minimal effort.
  • BONUS: Your “Low-Tech Launch” Guide – This brand new bonus takes you through the “behind the scenes” of my “Pivot” launch back in April. We did it in a super “Tech Lean” fashion – both because we had to and to prove it could be done. If it looked fancy on the outside… we’ll show how you can do it in a super simple, almost “no tech” way. If you’re worried about the technology – this new style of launch is your friend… and we’ll show you how to do it in the bonus.
  • BONUS: 12 Live Sessions with Jeff – To give you extra support in these crazy times… I’ll personally be doing 12 live coaching sessions in the PLF Owner Alumni Facebook group. During these live sessions, I’ll be answering questions and keeping your “internal game” on track.
  • BONUS: first 200 ONLY: Lead Magnet Crowdsource call – I’ve noticed that what holds many people back in their list building is creating a good lead magnet (or opt-in offer). Another thing I’ve noticed is that it’s always easier to brainstorm ideas for OTHER PEOPLE’S business. So on this LIVE bonus call we’re going to crowdsource ideas for each other’s lead magnets. This will be one of the most fun and productive sessions you have all year… and you’ll leave with at least a dozen new ideas for super effective lead magnets for your own business.

So once you become an existing Product Launch Formula owner, you can upgrade to each year’s latest version for a small maintenance fee which this year is $197

I am so looking forward to going through this years newest version of PLF. And I’d love to see you inside the training and also in the Facebook Alumni group.

Click here to learn more about joining Product Launch Formula.

Warm regards,

Rocky

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…

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How to Use Email Personalisation to Boost Your Product Launch’s Response

If as we discussed in this post you are segmenting your prospects into different ‘buckets’ based on their needs, goals and desires when they opt-in to your product launch email list, you have a wonderful opportunity to send highly personalised email messages to those people that allow you to ‘enter the conversation going on inside their head’ as we discussed here.

And being able to enter that conversation allows you to significantly increase your conversions because you can more closely target what you say to what your prospects’ really want.

The most basic way to customise your messages is to use your subscribers’ name at least once in each message.

That’s because one of the sweetest sounds in the English language is a person’s own name. That’s why personalising an email to your audience using someone’s name can help boost your conversion rates.

But there’s a catch: you need to walk a fine line, because over-using someone’s name can also feel like an invasion of privacy. A person’s name is very personal to them, so if someone uses it a lot, the red flags go up.

Perhaps you’ve experienced this yourself at some point in the past.

When you first meet someone and use your name, that’s acceptable. If they use your name again a little later, you start to feel like you’re building a good rapport. But if they keep using your name, you get those sleezy salesman vibes and it makes you want to get away from the person.

The same goes for your emails that you send to your subscribers. If you use someone’s name once or twice, you build rapport. If you overuse it, the strategy backfires and people feel uncomfortable.

So, with that in mind, let’s talk about the right way (the conversion-boosting way) to personalise emails…

Check Your Email Records

The first thing you should do is check that your subscribers are giving you real first names when they join your list.

Obviously, if someone’s real name is “Jane” and they use the name “Mandy” when they fill out your opt-in form, you’ll have no way of checking if they’re giving you a real name.

Instead, what you’re looking for are really obvious cases of someone giving you a false name. For example, they might use a name like “Mickey Mouse” or “Anonymous” or “Testing” or something along those lines. If it’s obviously fake, then you’ll want to do the following:

• Monitor the contact to see if they’re active. Sometimes a person gives a fake name, but they’re very much interested in your content. That’s perfectly fine (see below for the next step).

If they’re not active – and a re-engagement campaign doesn’t help – the you may remove the entire contact. The person may have signed up just to get a freebie, or if you have a single opt-in system someone else may have signed their friend up for your list.

• Remove the false information. If the person is engaged and seems to be a genuine contact, then remove the fake first name so that it doesn’t show up when you personalize emails.

Note: When you personalise emails, be sure that the content will look okay even if a name isn’t included.

For example: “Hi, [Name].” This looks fine even if the name isn’t included.

Another example: “[Name], what do you think?” This would look odd without the name, because of the comma and not having a capitalized first word.

Which brings us to the next point…

Personalise Once or Twice

As mentioned above, you don’t want to overuse the subscriber’s name. That’s why using it once or twice in an email is generally a good rule of thumb.

Here are three different ways to use it:

• Put it in the subject line. This is a good way to capture someone’s attention when they’re skimming their inbox. E.G., “Do you know this secret [Name]?” (Note: proper grammar says there should be a comma there, but I left it out for times when we don’t have a first name available.)

• Include it in the salutation. E.G., “Hi, [Name]”

• Embed it elsewhere in the content. E.G., “What do you think [Name]?”

Generally speaking, you should use it once in either the subject line or in the salutation. Then use it once more towards the middle or end of your content. When you embed it in content, put the name next to the most important thing you want the subscriber to read. That’s because someone who’s skimming your email will likely see their name in the middle of it, so they’ll stop and read the content surrounding it.

And finally…

Use the Word “You”

While you need to use the subscriber’s name sparingly (which makes it more effective), one word you can use generously to great effect is the word “you.” Whenever you use this word often, it means your content is focused on the reader – and that’s exactly what you want to do to keep readers interested and engaged.

Do this: check how many times you use words like “I” or “me,” and see if you can rewrite those sentences to be centered more on the reader by using the word “you.” Your goal is to say “you”, “your” and “yours” 5 times as much as you say “me” or “I”.

E.G., “I’ll teach my best dieting tips” becomes “you’ll discover the best dieting tips.”

PRO TIP: You can use deep personalisation of your email messages by using a tool such as bucket.io which creates quiz funnels by asking a series of questions and then inserting the options selected by subscribers into your followup messages.

For example, let’s say somebody answers your quiz by saying she is a 50 year old woman who enjoys surfing.

If you were renting holiday apartments near the beach, you could use that information in your messages to say something like:

“Women in their 50’s who enjoy surfing tell us they love the Halcyon apartments because the short walk to the beach saves them from having to drive miles to the beach and find a car park before they can hit the waves.”

This is a very cool feature and once it’s programmed it can run seamlessly in the background sifting and sorting your subscribers, and sending extremely personalised messages to them which are very likely to increase your conversions.

Conclusion

As you just seen, a simple way to boost your conversions both during your product launch and for long afterwards is to use your subscriber’s name once or twice within each email you send. When you’re not using their name, then be sure you’re using the word “you” often to keep the focus on your reader, their problems, and how you can help them solve those problems.

Or you can go all hog-wild and using a system like bucket.io to do deep personalisation of your messages to highly target your messages. Just be careful because the more complex your integrations, the more opportunity there is for formatting mistakes to be made.

Make sure you test your messages by reading them on a variety of browsers and platforms so you know your readers experience is going to be consistent and positive.

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 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 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 Create a More Profitable Product Launch List Using Segmentation

If you watch the owners of extremely profitable businesses whenever they are running a product launch, you’ll see how they always focus their marketing messages on “entering the conversation that is going on inside the prospects head.”

You can see how it’s done if you watch Jeff Walker as he rolls out his new Product Launch Masterclass – Click Here to watch the process in action.

But the problem with that is there are many different people your product or service could help, but they a range of different “conversations” going on that one-size-fits-all marketing can’t hope to cover.

That’s why the top marketers all segment their prospects into different ‘buckets’ or groups as they join their product launch lists. The fact is if you’re not segmenting your launch list, then you’re not making the most of the opportunity for customisation.

That’s because a segmented list lets you send targeted content and offers to specific groups of people, which in turn means higher conversions for you as you enter the conversation going on inside each person’s head.

For example, you might ask online business owners to check off all the topics that interest them, such as: social media marketing, SEO, list building, blogging, guest blogging, JV marketing, viral marketing and so on. Again, Click Here to take a look at how Jeff Walker is doing this in his Product Launch Masterclass.

Now before we talk about different ways to segment your list, let’s back up for a second and define segmenting a list. Segmenting a list means you separate your main launch list into highly targeted micro lists.

You don’t necessarily need to create separate lists, as most email service providers will let you “tag” people, which you can then send out targeted content to people who possess a certain tag in your database.

The most basic way you can segment your list is by asking one or more questions before asking the prospect for their name and email list. This not only tells you what interests the buyer, but it also ensures you don’t send out an email making an offer to that the person they obviously won’t be interested in.

Now this process goes much deeper than simply segmenting your launch list based on the answers people give you to one or more qualifying questions.

Let’s take a look at some different ways to segment your list or lists and then how to use these segments…

Segment by Lead Magnet

If you have multiple lead magnets (and you should), then one good way to segment your prospect list is by how the person arrived on your list. Specifically, what lead magnet did they request?

For example, you might have a website about getting out of debt and saving money. If someone joins a webinar that’s specific to saving money for a child’s college education, then you can send out highly targeted ads and content that refer to a child. (E.G., “Whether you’re starting to save for college for new baby or a teenager who’s graduating next year, it’s never too late to get started…”

Segment by Product Purchased

Whether someone purchases one product or everything you have, segment your list according to these products. As mentioned, you can ensure you don’t send offers to people who’ve already purchased a particular product. You can also use this information to send highly targeted backend offers once your product launch is over.

For example, if someone purchases a membership into your weight-loss site, then you might send them an offer for personalised nutrition coaching.

This information also comes in handy to segment your list by your very best customers (who buy nearly everything) and those who’ve only purchased an offer or two. For example, you can send out a special bonus or sale invitation to reward your best customers.

Segment by Coupons/Sales

It’s useful to know if a person only buys when there’s a sale, or if they buy at full price too. You can segment your list by who takes advantage of sales, and then send out content that appeals to bargain seekers versus those who purchase for other reasons.

Segment According to How Someone Reached Your Site

Sometimes you might segment people according to which affiliate sent them, if they arrived via your social media page, if they came through a paid advertisement, etc.

For example, if you send out an email encouraging people to follow you on Facebook, then you can exclude the people who already do.

Segment Contest Entrants

Many times contest entrants tend to be “colder” prospects than people who requested a lead magnet. That’s why you’ll want to keep your contest entrants separate, and send out a welcome series of emails to engage them.

Segment by Demographics

Your autoresponder may capture your subscriber’s location automatically when they join your list. This is helpful because it allows you to send out emails to specific locations around the world when you know your audience is likely to be awake.

Aside from location, you can also collect other demographic data IF you think this will be helpful in sending targeted content. However, you’ll need to think through this carefully, because usually you collect this information by asking your audience when they’re joining your list.

Problem is, the more questions you have on your sign-up form, the lower your conversion rate (as any extra “hoop” you add tends to decrease response). As such, only collect extra data if you’re sure it will make a big impact on your conversions.

For example, let’s suppose you’re offering weight loss information. You might want to segment your list by both age and sex, as a 20-something male is going to have different interests and needs when it comes to weight-loss versus a 50-something female.

TIP: One way to collect this data is after someone has already signed up for your list. For example, you can ask subscribers to click one link if they’re a male and a different link if they’re a female, and then give all respondents a free gift just for answering the question. If your autoresponder supports tags, then merely clicking on the link will let you segment the list by gender.

An even better way to find this information is by using a multi-question quiz or assessment that records all of this important data in a database for later use within your marketing campaigns.

Now a few parting thoughts…

Conclusion

While I’ve given you a good jump on different ways to segment your list, these aren’t the only ways to do it. That’s why you’ll want to sit down and think about your specific list and what specific data would be most helpful to you in sending out targeted content and offers.

Note: if it’s data you can collect automatically (without having to ask the user), then go ahead and collect it. It’s better to create segmenting tags and never use them, then to suddenly want to use them but not have them.

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 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 Brainstorm Product Ideas So You Can Launch Profitable Products One After The Other

One of the keys to launching a profitable info-product business is to create a sales funnel full of offers. That way, you always have another product to sell to new prospects, as well as offers to promote to your existing customers.

This process requires two steps:

1. Coming up with potential product ideas.
2. Researching these ideas to ensure they’re profitable.

You can’t even get to the second step if you’re stuck on the first step. And that’s why over the next couple pages we’re going to focus on how to come up with all the potential product ideas you need. Take a look…

Browse Infoproduct Marketplaces

With this method, you come up with product ideas at the same time as you research them. The idea here is to enter your keywords into marketplaces such as Udemy, Amazon and ClickBank to see what’s selling in your niche.

Take note: look at tables of contents and sales letters, as each chapter/section may provide you with a product idea. For example, maybe a dieting book includes a chapter (or even just a subsection within a chapter) on the topic of high intensity interval training. That’s a product idea for you right there, as you can create report or video on this topic.

Next…

Read Product Reviews

While you’re still in the marketplaces (like Amazon), take time to read the product reviews on popular products. Many times, the audience will share ideas of what they would have liked to have seen inside a product, and each of these ideas can then become a potential product idea for you.

Check Out Your Competitors’ Content

Not only should you see what your competitors are selling on their websites, but you’ll also want to check what they’re writing about on their blogs, in their newsletters, and on their social media pages. Don’t forget to also check out their videos (especially on YouTube) as well as their webinars.

Use Keyword Tools

Still another way to generate product ideas is by using keyword tools like WordRecon.com or WordTracker.com. Simply enter in your broad keywords (like “weight loss” or “gardening”), and the tool will return a list of related phrases your market is typing into search engines.

For example, if you’re searching for online marketing, you might discover that people are looking for “tips for picking a niche” – that’s a potential product idea for you.

Check Your Existing Content

If you’ve been working in your niche for a while, then you already have content on your blog, in your newsletter archives, on social media and perhaps elsewhere. It’s time to check your traffic logs, shares and other activity to see what’s popular.

For example, if you have an article with ten tips on your blog, you could expand each of those ten tips to create a new report.

Another idea: think about how you can combine multiple popular pieces of content to create something new. For example, if your traffic generation articles about Facebook advertising, Facebook groups, and creating Facebook pages are all really popular, that may give you an idea to create a definitive guide to generating traffic on Facebook (both free and paid).

See What Your Market is Asking

You can start by checking your own inbox to see what sort of questions people ask you in your niche. If you have a community (such as a forum or blog), take note of what questions come up repeatedly in your audience. The answers to these questions may give you ideas for products.

For example, if people on your dieting blog keep asking you the best way to shake off those last stubborn 10 pounds, that may give you an idea for creating a product just for people who are almost to their weight-loss goal, but having troubles crossing the finish line.

Another way to find out what interests your market is to visit question and answer sites such as Quroa.com, Yahoo! Answers, or even JustAnswer.com. Every niche question you see on these sites may potentially give you an idea for a product.

For example, you may see a gardener asking a question such as, “What is the best way to get rid of tomato worms?” This simple question can give you multiple product ideas, including:

• A report on how to get rid of tomato worms.
• A video designed to help people identify common garden pests and how to get rid of them.
• A “recipe book” full of organic gardening sprays that gardeners can use to get rid of various pests.

Point is, don’t limit yourself to just the exact idea you see in the question. Do some brainstorming off the original question, and you’re bound to come up with some additional great ideas!

Now the next tip…

Ask Your Market

Another way to come up with potential product ideas is to simply ask your market. This doesn’t have to be a formal survey (though it can be, if that’s what you’d like to do). Instead, you can just post on your blog, on your social media pages, and even in your newsletter asking people what they want.

The key here is to ask open-ended questions (no multiple choice) in order to get as many ideas as possible.

For example:

• “What is your biggest challenge [in the niche]?”
• What [niche] topic would you like to learn more about?

Now a few parting thoughts…

Conclusion

If you walk through all these steps, you should be able to come up with dozens of potential product ideas. As an added bonus, you can use these same methods to brainstorm up ideas for content to write about in your newsletter! In both cases, be sure to research your product ideas to ensure your audience wants them.

If you’d like to learn more about launching your new product 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 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.

18 Different Lead Magnet Ideas To Fuel Your Product Launch List Growth

One of the big keys to growing your Product Launch email list is to offer an enticing lead magnet. If you don’t offer something that’s both valuable and in-demand, no one is going to even bother joining your list.

Many marketers tend to think of reports or ebooks when they think about lead magnets. And while those are often good options, and they are included in this list, they are by no means the only option.

Indeed, I encourage you to think about what other types of lead magnets you can offer because people are so used to seeing reports and ebooks as lead magnets, that offering something else is often a very welcome change.

So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at 17 different lead magnets you might consider offering, along with examples of each…

A Quiz Or Assessment

A Quiz or Assessment is the perfect lead magnet for many types of businesses because it allows your audience to self-select and segment themselves into groups based on their needs and desires.

A Quizzes and Assessments are especially good for segmenting prospects during a product launch (Jeff Walker does this during his Product Launch Formula launch) because it allows you to create customised marketing messages that position your offer differently for each segment of your audience.

E.G., “QUIZ – Are You Ready To Become A Published Author?”

A Discount Coupon

One of the benefits of offering a deep discount as a lead magnet is that you’re attracting buyers. Tire kickers don’t tend to join a newsletter just to get a coupon. (However, you may be attracting people who only purchase discounted offers – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.)

For example: “Join now to get 50% off [Specific Product]!”

Ebooks And Reports

One of the keys to offering an ebook or report is to avoid calling it an “ebook.” That’s a word that tends to have a low-value connotation. Instead, refer to it as a guide, white paper, special report, blueprint, system, or similar.

E.G., “Download this proven weight-loss system now!”

Videos

Videos tend to have a higher perceived value than regular text content. This is particularly true when you make full use of the video format, such as by demonstrating how to do something (versus a slide-show video or plain talking head video).

For example, you might give dog owners a video that shows them exactly how to teach a dog to sit.

Audio Recordings

Audios tend to have a higher perceived value than text. And again, this is particularly true if you offer a lead magnet where having an audio is particularly beneficial. For example, you might use an audio to teach people a foreign language, or to provide a guided meditation.

Membership Sites

You can offer access to a “vault” site, an ongoing monthly membership site, or a fixed-term site. It’s best to offer either a fixed-term membership or ongoing membership, because this gives you an opportunity to deliver ongoing content via email. Because people are expecting to receive ongoing content from you, this lets you build relationships with your members and promote offers for products and services.

Webinars

The advantage of a webinar is that you not only have a high-value live event, but you can then offer the recordings.

E.G., “10 Tips for Repairing Your Marriage and Falling in Love All Over Again.”

Courses

The idea here is to offer a multipart course by email, which helps train your prospects to open the emails they receive from you (and lets you showcase your really good content).

E.G., “The Five-Step System for Crafting Cash-Pulling Sales Letters” (where each step is one “lesson” in this course).

Access to a Group

Here you offer access to a forum or Facebook group, which might include peer support and/or group coaching.

For example, you might offer dieters access to a private Facebook group where you do weekly challenges, offer group-coaching, and let members encourage and support one another.

Apps/Plugins/Software

Here you offer some sort of software to help people accomplish a task faster and easier. One benefit is that the more useful your app is, the more people will use it. In turn, they’ll see your links and calls to action often.

For example, you might offer an app to help runners track their miles/times to determine how well they’re progressing over time.

Worksheets

Here you can help people get clearer about problem, or help them decide what steps to take.

For example, “The Home Buyer’s Worksheet: How Much House Can You REALLY Afford?”

Templates

Here’s another tool to help people get a job done faster and easier, as people just need to fill in the blanks.

E.G., “The Ultimate Sales Letter Template.”

Swipe Files

Here’s where you provide a list of ideas or other items for inspiration. For example, you might offer a collection of sales letter headlines, which will inspire copywriters and help them come up with their own headlines.

Checklists

Here you offer a set of steps to help people complete a process or achieve a goal.

E.G., “The Career-Builder’s Checklist for Landing the Perfect Job.”

Cheat Sheets

This is a one-page summary that includes as many steps, tips and ideas as possible about a narrow topic.

E.G., “The Product Launch Cheat Sheet.”

Planners

Here’s where you teach people how to do something within a specific timeframe.

E.G., “The 30-Day Guide to Starting Your Own Home-Based Business.”

Mind Maps

A mind map is a non-linear way of presenting information, which some people find to be more useful than a typical list of steps. This works best for multistep or complex processes.

E.G., “The Home Seller’s Mind Map.”

Process Maps

This is a map that leads people through a step-by-step process, including what to do at different decision points.

E.G., “How to Decide Whether to Outsource.”

Gear Lists

Here you provide a list of gear or resources that someone in the niche might need.

E.G., “The Definitive Gear List for Membership Marketers.”

Conclusion

As you can see, there are many different types of lead magnets you can use to build your list. As always, do your research to find out what your audience wants, and then create a high-quality product that’s irresistible to your target market.

In our next post in this series, we’ll turn our attention to getting traffic…

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.

Here’s A Quick Summary Of What’s Included With Product Launch Formula 2021

If you were wondering exactly what is included with Jeff Walker’s new Product Launch Formula program for 2021, here’s a full summary of what members receive when they join.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • The full PLF training program and portal that takes you through all the strategies and tactics that have driven over a BILLION dollars in launches by our students.
  • Nine modules that walk you through creating your first launch… and then growing your launches from there.
  • Complete launch videos and scripts from launches in various markets, with full breakdowns by me. In other words, we took some of the launches by our students and (with their permission) I went through them to analyze what they did well and what they could have improved. If you love to learn by example, this is pure gold.
  • Your Launch Path – this will give you a “bird’s eye view” of the launch process. You’ll be able to see where you are on the Path, figure out what’s coming up next, and click to jump straight to the lessons and bonus trainings you need so you can get laser focused and implement fast.
  • Timelines and checklists to help keep you on track throughout your launch.
  • $7 Million Launch Swipe File – this is copy from $7 million in launches that I’ve done, plus additional copy from some of our PLF Owners’ launches. You can use this “swipe copy” as a starting point, so you’re not facing a blank page when you sit down to plan your launch.
  • Additional training on how to go beyond just launches, and build your entire business with your launches (which I call the Business Launch Formula).
  • Our PLF Portal Community… where you can ask questions and get answers and support from my team and fellow community members.
  • Transcripts of all the training videos (perfect if you’re like me and you like to read more than watch videos).
  • Audio-only files of all the training videos (if you would rather listen to the trainings instead of watching the videos – great while you’re driving or taking a walk).
  • Closed captioning for the main training videos – giving you the flexibility to watch without sound.
  • 8 Weeks of Weekly Live Coaching Calls with my in-house team of coaches. The really powerful thing about these calls is you not only get a chance to ask your question, but you also get to hear the questions and answers from your fellow PLF students.
  • An additional 10 months of support from my coaches via monthly live Coaching Calls. (In other words, you get a full year of Coaching Support – with weekly Coaching Calls for the first two months, and then monthly calls for the next ten months.)
  • You also get the recordings of all the coaching calls so you can listen to them again (or catch up in case you have to miss a call).
  • The PLF Owners Facebook Alumni group – there’s pure gold in this group, and it’s where you can really tap into the community and interact with all our other PLF Owners (and I mean past and present… so you’re rubbing shoulders with the giants of the PLF world – people who have done six and seven-figure launches).
  • And the support keeps on going – as a PLF Owner, you’ll be eligible to get the latest version of PLF each year for a very low maintenance fee of just $197.

You can check out Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula here. And these are just the core parts of the program. Jeff has also included several bonuses that help to complete the training.

The bonuses include:

  • Jeff Walker’s complete “Launching Your List” video training course – this course shows you how to grow an email list of people hungry for what you offer.
  • The full-blown “Product Creation Code” video training course that shows you how to create an online training program that people will pay you for.
  • A coupon for $900 off “PLF Live 2021”. This is a three-day, live workshop led personally by Jeff. There are no words to express just how powerful it is to be working on your launch along with a thousand other PLF Owners… and Jeff will personally walk you through designing your launch in these three days. Until 2020, this has always been a live in-person event… but right now, given the state of the coronavirus, we’re not sure whether this will be an in-person event or if it will be virtual. The plan is to have it in April in a major city in the U.S. But if you’re not comfortable traveling, you can attend the event virtually. Tickets are $1,000… but with this bonus coupon, you get in for $900 off.
  • “Your Tech Stack Quick Start” – this is Jeff’s team training you on how to design and build a streamlined tech stack to support you at each stage of your launch. It’s all about matching the tools to where you’re at with your business, so you have everything you need and nothing you don’t. If you’re just starting out and you’re intimidated by the “technology question”… Jeff’s got you taken care of.
  • “Winning Book Launches” – if you’re an author, this one is all about how to launch your book.
  • The “Sparta Launch” training on how to put together a low-effort, high-return, email-based Sparta Launch. This launch is all about selling very high-priced, small-group workshops or retreats. The best part is that Sparta launches are generally done purely via email. This is the type of launch I used recently to generate just under A$20,000 in two launches that used a single Facebook post and just 3 emails. It’s very cool…
  • The “Live Launch” training – when Jeff launched PLF 2019, he did something he’d never tried before… a launch where all of the PLCs were delivered LIVE. Let’s just say the results were amazing, which is why he’s been doing it the same way since. In this special bonus, Jeff broke down how he prepared to go live, and the results they generated from this new launch model.
  • The Operation Quick Start mini-module, which is perfect if you’re just starting out – this training will show you what to do first to quickly get your business up and running fast.
  • The Secrets of Leverage and Scale mini-module, which is all about moving from a 1-on-1 or un-leveraged business… to creating true leverage and scale in your business (so you can make more money and impact without working more hours).
  • The Launch Partnership mini-module, which teaches you the lucrative business of helping other people with their launches… either as a consultant, a launch manager, or even as a full business partner.
  • “Winning Your Launch Through Gamification” – how to maximize your results by turning your launch and your product delivery into a game. This is one of the hottest trends in the PLF community, and the results have been shocking. People love it when you add some competition and fun into your process, and this bonus shows you how to tap into that and get massive results with minimal effort.
  • Your “Low-Tech Launch” Guide – This brand new bonus takes you through the “behind the scenes” of Jeff’s “Pivot” launch back in April. We did it in a super “Tech Lean” fashion – both because he had to and to prove it could be done. If it looked fancy on the outside… we’ll show how you can do it in a super simple, almost “no tech” way. If you’re worried about the technology – this new style of launch is your friend… and Jeff will show you how to do it in this bonus.
  • 12 Live Sessions with Jeff – To give you extra support in these crazy times… Jeff will personally be doing 12 live coaching sessions in the PLF Owner Alumni Facebook group. During these live sessions, I’ll be answering questions and keeping your “internal game” on track.

The great thing about joining the Product Launch Formula World in 2020 is the training has evolved and matured so there are literally no holes in what you have access to. It doesn’t matter where you are stating from. The core training and the bonuses offer you everything you’ll need to get from where you are to where you want to be.

You can check out the full story of where PLF came from and where it can take you here in Jeff Walker’s launch video.

I’ve upgraded to PLF 2021 and I’d love to see you inside the members Alumni group.

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.

Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Masterclass Has Come Out In The Open

Jeff Walker just took down the “firewall” that was hiding the content from his Product Launch Masterclass. It’s more than 10 hours of content, including downloads, Q&A, the “super secret” sessions… and lots of other cool stuff.

All 10+ hours of video are now on one page, and you don’t even need to opt-in to get it all.
Even crazier…

Jeff just released his “Product Launch Blueprint” — a downloadable 30+ page PDF that walks you through each step of his PLF launch process. It has the entire launch journey mapped out… and he’s giving it away, for free, without even asking for your email address!

Go check it all out while you still can.

Watch the full Product Launch Masterclass here

Warm regards,

Rocky

P.S. If you think Jeff’s Launch Masterclass lessons are awesome (and they are)… then you should definitely check out Jeff’s full-blown PLF training:

Watch the full Product Launch Masterclass here

P.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.