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3 Hours Left To Get Product Launch Formula

So there’s a couple of hours left in Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula 2019 launch, and the new offer that’s live right now includes the full PLF training program, with the strategies and tactics that have driven over a BILLION dollars in launches by his students.

It’s got nine modules that walk you through creating your first launch… and then growing your launches from there (note that he has completely rebuilt the course for PLF 2019).

You’ll get email swipe copy, a targeted timeline, and checklists to help keep you on track, module by module, complete launch videos and scripts from launches in various markets, access to the PLF Community… and let’s not forget 12 months of coaching calls.

You can learn more about PLF here (but only for the next 3 hours)

Plus you’ve got some pretty incredible bonuses:

– BONUS: Jeff’s complete “Launching Your List” video training course – this course is ALL NEW for 2019, and it shows 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: two tickets to his “PLF Live 2019” program – this is a three-day, live, in-person workshop led personally by Jeff himself. The event will be in Phoenix, AZ, USA – they’re still finalizing the dates, but it will likely be in April 2019.

– BONUS: “Your Tech Stack Quick Start” – this is Jeff’s team training you on picking out the technology for your launch, and getting it set up. If you’re just starting out and you’re intimidated by the “technology question”… they’ve got you taken care of.

– BONUS: “Book Launch Campaigns” – if you’re an author, this one is all about how to launch your book.

– BONUS: the “Sparta Launch” training on how to sell 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 – Jeff’s PLF 2019 launch followed an entirely new model… and he’ll be creating this special bonus to debrief the process and his results.

You can learn more about PLF here (but only for the next 3 hours)

And he just added these three new bonuses:

NEW BONUS: Jeff’s brand new 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.

NEW BONUS: His new 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).

NEW 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.

Again, this offer is live right now… but only for a couple more hours.

Here’s where to go to learn more and join us if you feel it’s the right fit for you and your business.

See you inside the members portal,

Rocky Tapscott

Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula Launch Ends In A Few Hours

This years’ launch of Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula is coming to an end in just a few hours, so this is the last chance to get inside with the rest of us until around this time next year.

If you are keen to build your email list, sell more products and services, and grow your business in a sustainable way, PLF will help you do that.

You’ll learn how to create a product and build a super responsive email list using a Seed Launch. Then take what you learned during that launch, and make a bunch of sales while growing your email list even further with an Internal Launch.

Then if you choose to, you can take all of the pre-launch and launch content you created for your Internal Launch, and use it with a bunch of JV partners to hold a super profitable JV Launch.

And you can do all of this in just a few weeks if you put your mind to it and follow the process Jeff lays out for you…

You can get started today for just $397, test drive it through the first 3 weekly modules, and if you feel it’s not for you, let Jeff know within 30 days and he’ll give you a full refund.

You can learn all about Produce Launch Formula and get access here.

Chat soon,

Rocky Tapscott

P.S. If you think the Product Launch Masterclass training (you can see all 4 Masterclass videos for Free here) from Jeff’s launch was awesome, you’ll really love what Jeff has inside PLF. In addition to a completely new-for-2019 version of Product Launch Formula, has also added some really cool extra bonuses to the mix.

The additional bonuses are designed to remove any remaining stumbling blocks you might face as you create and roll out your products. They include:

1. A full-blown course on how to build and profit from a list – this is his “Launching Your List” course.

2. A complete course on Product Creation that will take you from start to finish and get you creating your own products as often as you want.

3. A full course on How To Create Killer Lead Magnets which will show you how to come up with lead magnets people your market will be ravenous for

4. A full-out 3-day LIVE WORKSHOP with Jeff… this is a high-end in-person workshop led personally by Jeff. This is one of the most powerful events in the industry… you walk in with an idea, and you walk out with a launch plan.

5. How to Gamify Your Launch which will show you how to get people to follow through and complete your program so they get awesome results, and want to buy from you again and again

Here’s the link to get started with Product Launch Formula

Jeff Walker Answers Three Questions About Using Product Launch Formula

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

For more information on the Coaching Program click here.

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

The 3 main ones are:

#1. Do I need a list?

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE for details about PLF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE for details about PLF

3. What if I’m “not technical”?

Good news – I’m not technical either!

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

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE for details about PLF

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

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

CLICK HERE for details about PLF

See you inside,

Cheers

Rocky Tapscott

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sound pretty cool? 🙂

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

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

CLICK HERE for PLF + Operation Quick Start

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

See you on the inside 🙂

Product Launch Formula Masterclass Lesson #2 Replay Is Ready

Jeff Walker held his Product Launch Formula Masterclass Lesson #2 yesterday, and if you plan on launching a product, service or even a business any time in the next 12 months, it’s going to be well worth watching.

In this lesson he covers a lot of ground, including a detailed rundown of how to do a Seed Launch, even if you don’t have an email list or product yet, and how it leads into your Internal Launch and JV Launch when you’re ready.

He talks a lot about your Launch Path, which is how to know which type of launch you should use in your specific situation.

He also shares some detailed case studies of how others have used the PLF process to quickly launch new businesses in a coupe of ‘weird’ markets you might never think of, and then he answers a bunch of questions to round out the lesson.

You can watch the replay of Jeff’s Second Product Launch Masterclass here.

Chat soon,

Rocky Tapscott

 

The Product Launch Formula “Seed Launch” – NO list, NO Product Required

Product Launch Formula Seed LaunchHaving an existing email list of prospects and customers gives you a big head start when it comes too implementing  Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula. In fact, if you want to continue to grow your business, a responsive and growing email list is one of the most valuable assets you can own.

But what if you have put off building your email list up to now, or you haven’t given list building quite enough attention?

Well that’s where using a Seed Launch can help you hit the ground running, even if you have NO list and NO product to launch right now.

To follow on after Jeff’s first live Webcast, where he walked us through his Sideways Sales Letter and shared some inspirational Case Studies from people who have successfully used PLF, he’s getting ready to hold live Webcast #2, where you’ll learn all about how to run your own Seed Launch…

…and how you can use one to create a new business from scratch, or successfully launch (or re-launch) a new product or service – starting with no list and no product.

You can register for the live training here.

He’s also talking about how he used “Launch Stacking” to go from a stay-at-home dad (with $400 per year in disposable income) to his first $1,000,000 in sales – it’s an inspiring story.

And the cool thing is what you’ll learn when you attend this Seed Launch training will work with almost ANY type of business, regardless of what you sell, or how long you’ve been operating.

Hope you can make it onto the live training (and if you can’t, there will be a replay, but you need to register to get notified when it’s ready),

Chat soon,

Rocky Tapscott

P.S. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that this training is part of a complete “Launch Masterclass” that Jeff is putting on right now. You can attend the entire Masterclass for free at this link.

P.P.S. And if you’re someone who skips right to the end (like me), here’s what’s going on. Jeff Walker is holding his second live Product Launch Masterclass training where you’ll learn how to use his Seed Launch formula even if you have no list and no product, along with how to use Launch Stacking to quickly grow your business, and he’ll be answering questions live. You can register here.

Details Of Jeff Walkers Upcoming Product Launch Formula 2019 Launch

Jeff Walker has just released some of the details about his imminent Product Launch Formula 2019 launch, and it’s gonna be awesome.

First, prelaunch starts this coming Wednesday and each piece of prelaunch content will actually be delivered as LIVE broadcasts, with the first one starting on Thursday this week (register here).

Here’s what you’ve got to look forward to during Jeff’s Product Launch Formula 2019 launch…

PLF Live Broadcast 1 is about how and why you should use a product launch instead of relying on what Jeff calls “Hope Marketing” to get your product or service out there and selling quickly. This Workshop looks at the core PLF launch strategy Jeff estimates has powered over a BILLION dollars in sales.

He’ll be covering his famous Sideways Sales Letter technique and sharing the Mental Triggers you must include if you want to maximise sales of any product or service. He’ll also cover creating a powerful prelaunch sequence that delivers value and converts like crazy.

When you attend the live training you will have an opportunity to get your questions answered, you’ll also get access to a PDF download, and there will also be a replay available if you register but miss the live broadcast.

PLF Live Broadcast 2 is about picking the right type of launch for your current situation. Jeff will teach the three primary types of launches – the Seed Launch, the Internal Launch, and JV Launches. He’ll also cover what he calls Launch Stacking.

The Seed Launch is where you can start with no list and no product, and use the Product Launch Formula process to get paid to create that first product. The Internal Launch is the classic “Sideways Sales Letter” launch you can use to sell a bunch of products or services to your own list.

And the Joint Venture Launch (as you know) is where you use JV partners to help you promote your launch.

“Launch Stacking” is how you sequence your launches so they continually get better.

There’ll be a live broadcast for this with Q&A, plus a video replay and PDF download as well to help you internalise and implement what you learn.

In PLF Live Broadcast 3 Jeff will cover the Product Launch Blueprint… and this is the technique that always takes a launch up to a much higher level.

Jeff will basically walk you through an outline (or blueprint) of the entire Launch process. It comes with a full PDF 20 page PDF Guide that outlines the entire process, and it’s got a real focus on the next steps.

This session will do a great job of setting you up the cart open period of your own product launch. There will also be live Q&A, plus a replay and the downloadable blueprint PDF available if you miss the live event.

I’ve been a Product Launch Formula owner since 2007, and I always participate in Jeff’s launches (and upgrade to the latest version) to grab any new ideas he and his team of launch managers have come up with.

Even if you don’t plan on joining the PLF community, you owe it to yourself to get on the PLF 2019 notification list and watch as Jeff launches how own flagship product this September.

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 Jeff Walker Handles The Nerves Leading-Up To His Product Launch Formula 2019 Launch

So right now it’s just 3 days until Jeff Walker’s big once-a-year launch of what will be his Product Launch Formula 2019 program, and as he admits in the video below, he’s a little nervous.

That’s because whenever you go into your own launch, you never really know for sure what’s going to happen.

Even though Jeff is know in the marketing community to be THE “guru” who invented the online product launch, he freely admits he doesn’t have any kind of special future-seeing abilities.

The exciting thing is that with this launch, he just has a hunch that he and his team are onto something cool.

As he says, even after doing 16 PLF launches, for him it’s definitely exciting (and also a little scary :-))

Anyway, Jeff recorded a sneak peek at all the exciting stuff coming up over the next couple of weeks in this video…


If you’ve ever faced pre-game anxiety (like me) right before a big, new thing you’re about to start doing, there’s a little something in the video that might help with that.

Go here to register for Jeff’s Product Launch Formula 2019 Launch so you can see his latest launch innovations, go through his 4-part live Masterclass, and watch how the inventor of PLF launches how own product.

Chat 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.

4 More Ways To Create Profitable Products To Launch To Your Audience

In this previous post, we talked about 4 easy ways to have other people help you create products you can launch using Product Launch Formula. In this post we’ll look at several more options for creating high value products quickly with very little work

Last time we discussed having somebody interview you and record it, but an additional way to create a product quickly is for you to interview another expert in your field.

Just as with the previous example, you can either interview this person privately, or you can do it via a live teleconference with other people listening in.

Either way, you’ll have the recordings and transcript to sell using a product launch, or to give away in whole or in part.

Tip: You can create a joint venture where you “swap” interviews with your partner. That means you interview your partner, and in exchange he or she interviews you.

After a couple of hours on the phone, you will have created two separate products that you can both sell to your audiences.

The key to creating a great end product is to ensure you’ve done the right preparation upfront.

You’ll want to give your JV partner an outline that lets them know the general flow of the call, as well as examples of the types of questions you might ask.

However, you should not script the call. Don’t give your partner the exact outline with the exact questions you intend to ask.

And be sure your partner knows that any outline you provide is merely a rough outline, otherwise both of you will sound unnatural and robotic as the interview progresses, which will significantly devalue your finished products.

The point is that you’ll want to prepare your partner so that they know what to expect. If they know what to expect, they’ll be more comfortable during the call. This preparation is especially important if you’re working with someone who doesn’t usually do interviews.

Here are two more tips for creating a great interview:

1 – Talk to your partner beforehand. If you don’t know each other that well (or at all), it’s a good idea to chat on the phone for a while the day before. You’ll feel more comfortable with each other, which will make your phone interview go a lot more smoothly.

2 – Send out reminders to your partner. It’s up to you to make sure your partner has all the information they need about the call, such as the exact time, date and the phone number they needs to dial if it’s a conference call.

You’ll want to provide this information immediately, then send a reminder a few days before the call, and a final reminder within 24 hours of the call. Your intervene is likely to be busy, so you need to make sure they give your interview the priority it needs.

Idea 6. Invite A Panel of Experts To Join A Teleseminar

We’ve just talked about creating a teleseminar by interviewing one person, but you can take this idea even further by putting together a panel of experts and create a 60 to 90 minute teleseminar.

Once again, you not only have the live call to sell as a product (with inbuilt scarcity since it has a fixed deadline), you’ll also get to sell the recordings when the call is over.

This is one case where “the more, the merrier” does not apply.

If you invite too many experts, then some people on your panel won’t get a chance to talk. Or even worse, the call could end up becoming a chaotic shambles because everyone will try to talk over one another. That’s why it’s a good idea to limit your panel to roughly three experts.

The key to coming up with a great panel is to create some diversity. That means you’ll want to pull together a group of experts who’re likely to disagree with each other on some points.

We’re not talking about them getting into heated arguments here, but rather enough disagreement to create a lively debate.

Example: Let’s suppose you’re creating a panel of experts to talk about losing Weight. You might invite these experts:

  • Somebody from a group such as Weight Watchers. This person would likely focus on the benefits of consistent portion control as the secret to losing weight.
  • A low-carb expert who would focus on offering dieting tips that revolve around eating low-carb foods.
  • A bodybuilder who would talk about the importance of eating a “clean,” balanced diet, plus doing regular cardio and weight lifting to build lean muscle.

The slightly different viewpoints would no doubt generate some good discussion around the topic, without the participants coming to blows.

So what happens if you have more than three experts that you’d like to get on the phone with you?

Simple – you just use this next product-creation idea…

Idea 7. Create a Call Series

Your product doesn’t need to consist of just one call. Instead, you can create a product with a higher perceived value by creating a series of calls.

This series can consist of:

  • Individual experts who you interview
  • Having other experts interview you
  • Interviews with a panel of experts
  • Or a mix of interviews with individuals and panels

In order to sell a series of calls as one product, the calls need to be tightly related.

Example: Let’s say you invite six traffic-generation experts for six individual interviews. You might have:

  • Someone who’s an expert with social media
  • A SEO (search engine optimization) expert
  • An expert blogging expert
  • A JV manager or affiliate marketing expert
  • A content marketing expert
  • An expert in getting free publicity

You can do hold call a week for a 6-week call series called “Six Secrets To Profitable Marketing” or “6 Weeks To A More Profitable Business” or “6 Ways to Quickly Grow Your Sales And Profits”.

So as you can see, there are a variety of ways for you to create text, audio and video products and even hold profitable live events with your JV partners.

In some cases – such as with live events – you can even turn one product into two products (the live event and the recordings).

Of course, having a product is one thing. Getting it to market in the fastest and most profitable way is something else entirely.

If you’d like to learn how to launch your new product successfully (and when you’ve done it once, you can do it over and over again), including a bunch of 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.

4 Simple Ideas For Creating A Super Fast Product Launch

Despite our best efforts, when we are thinking of developing a new product and using Product Launch Formula to release it, finding the time to do everything required can be really difficult.

And yet one of the biggest ah-ha moments I ever had was when I heard Joe Vitale say “Money loves speed”…

So when you have a to-do list that includes creating the product itself, coming up with relevant bonuses, creating the marketing materials, finding JV partners, and everything else, it can be daunting.

But there are ways you can partner up with other people and get their help to create high-quality products, bonuses, and marketing materials. And when you set things up correctly, you can even get their help for free.

Here are 4 ways you can use right now to come up with awesome products you can launch using PLF within just a few days…

1. Work With Partners To Create An Ebook Or Special Report

You can contact one or more well known experts in your market and gather them all together to create a valuable report or ebook. Once it’s done, you can all promote the product to your audiences through a Product Launch Formula style launch, and share in the profits it generates.

There are two different ways to approach this task:

1 – To make it as easy as possible for your partners, you could do the bulk of the work and list each partner as a co-author.

Why would you do this? Simple: If you’re trying to get yourself established as an expert or a prominent player in your niche market, then associating your name with other influential marketers will boost your credibility and reputation. And another marketer will agree to it because they get a new product to promote with a minimum amount of work on their part.

2 – On the other hand, each partner could do an equal amount of work, and each of you takes equal credit and you both or all end up with a product that you can sell.

Naturally if you have multiple authors helping you create the product, say a dozen or more partners, then consider these two different ways for creating a report or ebook.

Example: For illustration purposes, let’s say you’re writing a book about building an online business. Here’s how you might approach this project:

Each partner could writes one chapter covering the topic of their individual expertise. So you would have chapters on traffic generation methods such as SEO, paid media such as Facebook and Google Adwords, social media such as Facebook Groups and Instagram, blogging, and other topics. You’d ask experts on each of those topics to create a chapter covering their best strategies for you.

Each partner would answer the same question. Here you might ask everyone a question such as “If you only had $100 to generate as many targeted prospects to your site as possible, what would you do?”

If you ask a wide range of experts that same question, you’ll get a diverse set of answers, which will make for a helpful and entertaining product.

The benefits for each partner include:

  • Getting a byline at the end of their article where they can promote their lead agent or one of their offers
  • Every partner either gets the rights to sell the product, or you give them a “super affiliate” commission (such as 75% or 90%) to sell it on your behalf
  • Those people who’re newer to the niche can get their names printed alongside known experts which will give them some brand recognition and social proof

But what if your potential partners don’t like to write. Then you might consider…

2. Doing a Joint Venture Webinar

A super quick way to create a valuable product is to gather together one or more partners to do a webinar for anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours.

You can use a stable platform like GoToWebinar.com or Zoom.com, and have the system record the event for you.

The advantage of doing a webinar is that you have the ability to show videos or screen captures with your audience.

For example:

  • You could hold a web design webinar where you show participants exactly how to download, install and use an HTML editor to design a website.
  • You can do a blogging webinar where you show step-by-step how to set up and optimise a blog. Your viewers can even follow along on their own computer to set up their first blog if they want to.
  • You can run a copywriting webinar, and critique a sales letter or some of the participant’s email copy live.

In these examples I say “you,” but of course I’m referring to you or your JV partner.

Example: So, for example, you can ask a copywriting expert to do a webinar with you. You can spend part of the time interviewing him, part of the time having him do a live critique and part of the time fielding questions.

Another advantage is that you’ll end up creating two profitable products you can launch immediately:

The live webinar itself. This is valuable because your participants have a chance to ask questions of the presenters personally. You can offer this webinar as a paid event through a Quick Launch or Seed Launch, or you might even use some of the content as a lead-generating front end offer.

The recorded webinar. You and your partners can sell the recordings outright after you’ve held the webinar, you could use them as bonuses for your other paid products, or even give some or all of the event away to people who join your mailing list.

3. Hold An Offline Event

What you could do here is put together a panel of experts for a live weekend workshop at a local hotel or another place with a conference or convention center.

Your workshop might include:

  • Seminars and/or lectures
  • Breakout workshops with individual speakers
  • Informal “meet and greets” with the experts
  • Catered morning and afternoon teas and/or even meals

The advantages of holding a workshop are twofold:

1 – Workshops have a very high perceived value. That’s why you’ll see high ticket prices attached to these events, ranging from a couple hundred dollars to several thousand dollars for admission.

2 – You’ll have the recordings. Since you’ll likely end up with a multiple-DVD collection just from a one weekend Seminar, the collection tends to be valuable (it will be valued at up to several hundred or even thousands of dollars, depending on the topic).

There are downsides of course, which are all the organisational challenges involved as well as the higher overhead expenses.

Not only do you have to organise your speakers, you have to arrange for and pay for a conference room, also pay for catering if you are including it for the event.

You’ll also need to ensure your speakers have the materials and facilities they need to give their best presentations. Most conference centers provide microphones and most of the other technology your presenters will need to deliver for you.

So what’s in it for the presenters?

The big benefit is that they can make an offer for their products from the stage at the end of their talks. They can make sales at the back of the room for the duration of the Seminar or Conference.

Then they’ll be able to make additional sales once you start selling or otherwise distributing the seminar recordings. These sorts of events can be very lucrative for everyone concerned.

4. Arrange For Someone To Interview You

You can hold interviews over the phone in one of two ways:

1 – Just you and the interviewer. This is the easier option because there is far less pressure, since you won’t have an audience listening in. If you are someone who tends to clam up when you know you are being recorded live, you may not able to give your best. Once you’ve finished the recording, you’ll then sell or giveaway the finished product (and/or the transcripts).

2 – With an audience. With this option you create a live teleseminar event, which can turn into an awesome product with the right interviewer who can really draw out the best information from you. You also have the recording as a second product.

Tip: You can also transcribe the recordings of your interview to create a text product. You can sell the transcriptions along with the recordings which is guaranteed to boost the perceived value of your product. Plus, providing transcriptions helps people who prefer to read, along with your deaf or hard-of-hearing customers.

The main reason to get someone else to interview you is that it establishes YOU as an expert. So if you’re new to the niche, it’s a great way to get established and start building a good reputation.

And your reputation will grow even further if you have an influential person in the niche conducting your interview.

Tip: You can also hold teleseminars and record them using a service like e-teleconferencing.com, which allows you to have people call the bridge line and listen in.

To make it as easy as possible for your interviewer, you should give them list of questions you’d like them ask you. Make sure to encourage the interviewer to ask his own questions (including spontaneous follow up questions) as well, which will make for a smoother, more natural-sounding interview.

Finally, there’s a good chance your interview is going to have a few glitches, such as times where you need to pause because the dog next door is barking, or perhaps when the two of you digress from the main topic. You can easily clean up these glitches using a sound file editor such as Audacity

As you can see, there are plenty of ways you can make use of the “Money loves Speed” principle to quickly create products with other people’s help.

And 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.

Post Product Launch Strategy – 7 Proven Steps That Compel Your Customers To Buy More Stuff More Often

Running a Product Launch Formula based launch is an awesome way to generate a bunch of sales quickly, while building the bond you have with your audience.

But honestly, a launch takes a LOT of work, and you don’t want to be constantly ‘launching’ stuff or your readers will end up with ‘launch fatigue’ and just stop opening your messages.

So what do you do in those times between your launches to keep up the momentum, keep your audience happy, and make more money?

Well in addition to just sending them awesome content that helps them improve their lives, or running regular Flash Sales (as we discuss here), and taking advantage of some of these 17 was to generate more sales with your autoresponder

…one great idea that’s inexpensive and works like magic is to spend some time optimising your order forms for when somebody does buy from you (this will make your affiliates LOVE you too).

When you think about it, by the time somebody gets from somewhere else online to your website, reads your content, decides to buy and arrives at your order form, you have a prospect with a credit card already in their hot little hand, and they are in a buying frame of mind.

That means there’s a good chance if you put another related offer in front of them while they are going through your order process (the proverbial, “would you like fries with that?”), they’ll often be happy to take it.

And when you get the ‘order form bump’ or up-sell offer right, you’ll start making more money with every customer who comes to your website, or walks through your door.

So what’s the secret to creating a backend or upsell offer that gets your prospects clicking the “Yes, Add This To My Order” button on your order page?

You do it like this…

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1. Make Sure the Up-sell Adds To And Enhances The Main Offer

The very first thing you need to do is make sure any upsell you offer is tightly related to the main offer. The best way to do it is to make it not only closely related, but something that actually enhances the use, utility, or enjoyment of the thing they purchased in your main offer.

A classic example is McDonalds. When you order a Big Mac, any well-trained staff member will ask if you want fries and/or a drink with that. It clearly works because a lot of people say yes to this offer, because if you’re into fast food, fries and a drink enhance the enjoyment of your burger.

Now you can do the same thing regardless of what you’re selling. For example:

  • If you’re selling a weight loss app, you could offer a low-fat cookbook or a collection of smoothie recipes as an up-sell on your order form
  • If your main offer is an email copywriting course, you can offer a number of personal copy critiques on the backend
  • If your main product is all about setting up and running a successful Accountancy Practice, You can offer tools on the backend, such as a course on generating leads, or a package of marketing campaigns that have worked successfully for others
  • Say your main product is a “how to manage your debtors” course. You can offer an upsell that includes resources like a debt management checklist and workbook, and 5 personalised debt-management counselling sessions with you or one of your advisors
  • If you main product is a set of weightlifting training videos, you can offer the weights themselves as an up-sell

So the idea here is not to just toss any old offer in front of your prospects and hope for the best. Make sure your up-sell and main offer go together like… well, like Big Macs and fries.

MAJOR CAVEAT: Do NOT leave anything critical to getting the results your customer expects out of your core product, and try to offer the ‘missing piece’ as an up-sell.

You’ve probably seen offers like this before. You buy a product that promises X result, and then you are offered an up-sell that basically says “Well the thing you just purchased won’t work properly unless you also buy this other thing…”

Not only will this piss your customer off and stop them buying your up-sell, you’ll probably lose the initial sale, and the customer’s future business as well. Plus they are likely to give you negative reviews and bitch about you to everyone they know.

Not good…

OK, so next up…

2. Offer an Irresistible Deal

Putting a related offer in front of your prospects is a great way to increase your sales. But turning that offer into an irresistible, no-brainer deal is even better.

Let’s look at the fast food example again. If you order a burger with a small fries and drink, the person taking your order will likely ask you if you’d like to “super-size” your order for just a small extra charge. The reason this works so well (to the tune of BILLIONS of dollars every year) is that the deal is irresistible.

You get yourself a LOT more of what you want for just a little bit more money.

And it doesn’t matter what you’re selling, you can do the same thing in your business.

For example:

“I usually charge $997 up front and $397 per month for this sort of coaching. But as a valued member of my new Stock Trading group, you’ll get a special price of just $197 per month for this same high-quality coaching, and I’ll waive the up-front setup fee entirely…”

“And you’re not locked in. Try out the program for a full month, and if you feel it isn’t for you for any reason, let me know and I’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked…”

If you are a trader and you’ve just purchased a Stock Trading product, this sort of offer would be virtually impossible to refuse…

One more example. I know a well top marketer in the supplements market who makes an irresistible offer for his core product, and then offers an up-sell consisting of more of the exact same product for an even lower per-pack price.

So people buy 2 packs of something they know they want (and will likely continue to use) for $49.00 with free shipping, and then because they’ve just made a purchase, they are offered another FOUR packs of the exact same product for just $49.00 as a reward.

And as a result, his sales are BOOMING…

One final thing before we move on. Creating an irresistible offer is so important to the results of your Flash Sale that I’ve put together a Free Cheat Sheet that shows you how to create the perfect offer. To make sure you don’t miss anything as you develop your offer, click here to grab your Free copy of The Perfect Offer Cheatsheet

Ok, next up…

3. Make Use Of Short-Form Copy

So now you’ve got an eager prospect sitting on your order page with their credit card in their hot little hand, it is NOT the time to put another long sales letter or sales video in front of them.

They’re eager and ready to buy. If you put another intimidating wall of text or video in front of your prospects, you might just have them hitting the back button and abandoning the order form, never to be seen again.

SIDEBAR: There are plenty of studies to show that the shopping cart or order page abandonment rate runs as high as 95% for some merchants. That’s why optimising your order page to improve conversions, and minimising friction as much as possible is one way to generate a whole lot of free money.

You’ve already done the hard work of getting them into the kind of emotional state needed for them to buy, so you’ve already built your credibility and established trust to some extent.

You don’t need to do any of that again.

Now all you need to do is simply focus on the benefits and results they can achieve if they take your up-sell offer. The fact is, your up-sell page copy might be nothing more than a results-driven headline, a list of the top benefits, and a action-orientated call to action (such as Yes! I Want This“).

TIP: As with everything you do in your marketing, test to find out for sure what your audience responds to the best. Split test different headlines, your bulleted list of benefits, your call to action and your order button text. You might even test to see if short-form copy beats a short sales video.

You’ll never know until you try.

Next…

4. Frame Your Price (So You Don’t Scare People Away)

You’ve already sold your prospect on purchasing the main offer, and they’ve already agreed to whatever price you’re charging. So when you offer an up-sell, you’ll want to frame the price so that it focuses on the up-sell only.

Let’s look at an example…

Suppose you’re selling a video training course for $97, with an up-sell offer for $27 for an app.

When it comes time to ask for the order, you do NOT want to say this:

“Would you like to add the app to your order, making it a total of $124 for the course and app?”

Suddenly that sounds like it’s going to cost a lot. Your prospect is likely to start second-guessing their purchase “Do I really want this thing after all…”. And in a flash you could lose the whole sale.

Instead, make sure you focus on the price of the up-sell only: “Would you like to add the app to your order for just $27 more?”

Ahhhh… that’s so much better. That sounds like it’s doable. And because the prospect is already planning on spending $97 with you, that extra $27 doesn’t sound like such a big deal, especially when they think about the added enjoyment they will get.

It’s just like when you are buying a car. If you’re like a lot of people, by the time you’ve decided on the make, model, colour and basic accessories, and taken the car for a test drive, it’s a slam dunk for the dealer to up-sell you all sorts of other accessories to ‘personalise’ your car.

And these additional items are always presented in a non-threatening way. Well you can have metallic paint for another $3.00 a month. And a sunroof for just $4.00 a month.

Before you know it, your monthly payment is $100 more than you wanted to pay, but you’ve personalised ‘your’ car to the point where in your mind you already own it, and you just want to get the deal done. You’re excited about driving away in your new vehicle, and there’s no way you’re going to back out of the deal now.

They’ve gotcha 🙂

It’s all in how you frame it for your prospects.

Next…

5. Create a Nagging Sense Of Urgency

Nothing gets people jumping all over your fancy order button like a true sense of urgency. And a great way to create this sense of urgency is by making your upsell offer genuinely scarce.

For example, you might make your up-sell a one-time offer. That means it’s something that’s only available right now while your prospect is on the page.

If she doesn’t grab it now, she won’t be able to get it in the future. Or if the product is available somewhere else, she may be forced to pay full price (yuk!).

An example might be:

“Special one-time offer: add this exercise-planning app to your order right now, and it’s yours for 60% off the normal price. If you leave this page, this special price disappears for good… grab your discount now before it’s gone!”

Next…

6. Use A Compelling Call To Action

Good copywriting rules apply to your up-sell in the same way they do to your main offer. And that means if you just drop the order link in front of your prospects and expect them to click it, you’re going to be disappointed.

Far better instead to create a strong call to action that gets people to act now. You should tell prospects what to do next, and give them a powerful reason to do it.

For example:

Click here now to add this app to your order. And remember, this special 60% off offer disappears when you leave this page, so order now!

Your up-sell page is going to have two options.

  • One option is “Yes, add this to my order.”
  • The option on the other link is, “No thank you, I don’t want this.”

To avoid confusing your prospects, these should be the only two options on the page. People will either add the up-sell to their order and continue with their purchase, or they’ll skip your offer and just stay with their original order.

Now here’s a sneaky but powerful trick you might consider testing…

Phrase your “yes” and “no” options in a way that helps compel people to click on the “yes” option.

For example, say you’re selling some sort of weight-loss information. Your buttons might have these two options:

“Yes, I want to be ready for the beach!”

“No thanks, I don’t want to get rid of my love handles.”

See how that works?

The “yes” option focuses on they outcome they want and provides a benefit. The “no” option asks the prospect to agree with something that they probably don’t want to agree with. That’s going to make them stop and reconsider your offer.

Here’s another example:

“Yes, I want to save money on my electricity bills!”

“No, I’m not ready to save money just yet.”

And one more…

“Yes, I’ ready to find my soulmate.”

“No, I’m ok with being on my own for now.”

And finally…

7. Make It As Easy As Possible

If you followed all the tips above, you should have a prospect who’s as ready as she’ll ever be to complete her order. Now your goal is to make it as easy as possible for her to place that order and grab your up-sell.

The last thing you want at this stage is make your prospects jump through a bunch of hoops. Don’t include unnecessary steps between them and their getting their hands on their order. And don’t put obstacles that create ‘friction’ in the way.

Because if you do, your prospect is likely to lose their enthusiasm and abandon their shopping cart (as I mentioned earlier, up to 95% of people do just that…).

Here are some dos and don’ts to follow:

  • Do make it as easy as one-click. If you’re offering an upsell right after the customer has already filled in the order form, it’s critical that you make it as easy to buy the upsell as clicking one button. In other words, you do NOT want to make your prospect fill out the order form or their credit card all over again. (WARNING: Paypal often makes your customers do this)
  • Don’t make them run through a mind numbing gauntlet of up-sells. You have probably been through sales funnels that three, four, five or even more up-sells (The Warrior Forum and JVZoo are notorious for doing this crap). Quite often people can’t even get to the order form without going through 4 sales videos and accepting or declining every one of these offers.

You know yourself how painful it is to run the gauntlet like this, so don’t do that to your customers! Just put one or at most two well-placed offers in front of them and leave it at that.

  • And if they decline one or both up-sells, send them straight through to the order form. Don’t make them go through a bunch of additional offers. The customer experience sucks and will seriously decrease your conversions (and risk future sales as well).
  • Don’t make people “register” before ordering. If you need your customers to create an account, then have this account automatically created during the purchasing process. Even if the amount of “work” you’re asking the customer to do is the same, framing is the key here. If you suddenly force a customer to “create an account” before they can finish placing an order, they may just dump their cart and disappear.

Ok,so now let’s wrap things up…

Conclusion

You’ve no doubt heard the saying, “Strike while the iron is hot.”

When it comes to making sales, the iron is never going to be as hot as when you have a prospect filling out an order form. That’s why it’s a great time to “strike” by offering an irresistible up-sell offer they simply can’t refuse. So get started on boosting your sales by creating upsells on your order forms today – and increase your conversions using the seven proven ideas you just discovered!

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

Talk soon,

Rocky

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.

15 Of My Favorite “Splinters” To Create From Your Product Launch Content

So far in this series on creating the components of your product for your upcoming product launch, we’ve looked at what product Splintering is and how to use it to boost your product launch profits…

And you’ve learned 6 ways to splinter off products to both increase your front-end sales along with the back-end sales of your core product.

But there are still a lot of additional ways you can put this “product splitting” idea to work for you.

In this post, you’ll find 15 of my favorite “splinters” to create.

Let’s run through them now…

• Reports. This can be short, perhaps only 7-15 pages long.

For example, you might create a report about choosing the right shoes to help promote your marathon-running course, or perhaps you’d offer a report about cleaning a carburettor to go along with a classic car restoration course.

• Swipe files. Here’s where you provide a collection of materials for someone to use as inspiration.

For example, you might give a collection of headlines to a copywriter, or action verbs to people who’re writing a resume.

• Templates. You can save your customers time by providing “fill in the blank” templates.

For example, you might offer sales letter templates for copywriters, or survey templates for those doing market research.

• Worksheets. The idea here is to provide worksheets to help customers accomplish some specific task.

For example, you might offer a budgeting worksheet for those who’re trying to get rid of debt, or an exercise worksheet for those who want to lose weight.

BONUS: Download my 72 Hour Product Creation Guide which shows you how to build high value products you can “splinter” one after the other in 72 hours or less.

• Interviews. This can be an interview with you, or it can be an interview that you conducted with another expert in the niche.

Examples include interviewing me about how to create products people want to buy, or interviewing a bestselling novelist about how where they get their book ideas.

• Q&A sessions. You can think of this as a list of frequently asked questions in your niche.

For example, you might offer a Q&A session about how you as a marketer plans your day, or perhaps you’d offer questions and answers about meal planning for a diet program.

• Checklists. These tools help people take action.

Examples include a checklist for setting up a website, or a checklist for applying for a job.

• Mind maps. These give customers a non-linear view of some process.

Examples include a mind map depicting how to write a novel, or a mind map about how to get healthier.

• Infographics. These are graphical representations of data, which makes large chunks of data or complex topics easier to digest.

Examples include an infographic describing exactly how metabolism works, or an infographic about how to improve conversion rates.

• Demo videos. Here you can show how your product works, or how to do some specific task.

For example, you might offer demo videos of specific kettlebell exercises for a strength training course.

Another example is a demo video showing how to teach a puppy to sit for a dog training course.

• Audios. People love listening to MP3s while they’re driving, working out, gardening and so on.

You might excerpt out a portion of your product and offer the audio.

Examples include inspirational quotes for a self-improvement course, or a guided meditation for a meditation product.

• Spreadsheets. These are tools for helping customers keep track of something, such as business expenses for a business owner, or workouts for a bodybuilder.

• Calculators. These could be any tools that perform a specific task, such as a loan calculator to go along with a home-buying course, or a calorie calculator for a dieting course.

• Legal documents. You’ll want to get an attorney to create these, of course.

Examples include a freelancing contract or a privacy policy for a website.

• Plugins. These are tools for WordPress blogs, such as an SEO plugin to go along with a search engine optimization product, or a split-testing plugin to help sell a course about improving conversions.

And this isn’t even an exhaustive list – if you can sell it and if it goes along with your main course, then you can splinter it off into a $7 front end product.

A few closing thoughts…

Whew – at this point I bet your mind is just swimming with great ideas for ways to start using splintering in your business.

As you’ve discovered, there are a whole lot of good reasons to do it, from quickly increasing your profits to being able to build a hot customer list rather than merely a lukewarm leads list.

Best of all, there are just so many ways to use splintering to grow your results from your product launch.

In fact, you discovered six proven ways to do it inside this series of posts.

No matter what you’re using a product launch for, or what product your selling, there’s a way to use splintering to boost your profits.

So you know what you need to do next – pick out one method and put it to work for you.

And do it as soon as possible, because I think you’ll really like the results!

Warm regards,

Rocky

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

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.

Six Surefire Ways To Put Product Splintering To Work In Your Product Launch

So at this point after reading the previous post on using product splintering in conjunction with your product launch, you have a pretty good idea of how the process works.

But what you need now are specific ideas that you can put to work to boost revenue in your information business.

Here are six of ‘em for you…

1. Splinter bonuses

Including bonuses along with your core product is an important way to both fill any gaps in the core content, and increase the value you are offering during your product launch. Splintering off reports from your core product is a simple choice, because you can quickly and easily create a call to action at the end of the report to up-sell your main product or a package of related information for a higher price.

For example:

  • Sell a bonus cookbook for $27 to help sell a $197 diet program.
  • Sell a report about perfecting a golfer’s grip to promote your main video-based golfing package.

2. Splinter membership content

Some people balk at purchasing a membership, because they’re not sure if they want to keep paying a monthly fee if the content isn’t up to par or if they don’t have tome to consume everything provided.

That’s why splintering out some of the content to sell separately works to sell the main membership site.

Selling content (like reports or videos) works best, but you can sell access to any content or any part of your site.

For example:

  • Sell one month’s worth of training materials separately from a four-month fixed-termmembership course.
  • Sell access to a private membership forum as a way to promote full access to a membership site once people see how good the interaction with other is.

BONUS: Download my 72 Hour Product Creation Guide which shows you how to build high value products you can “splinter” one after the other in 72 hours or less.

3. Splinter excerpts of your main product

The idea here is to excerpt out chapters of your book, modules in your video course, or other portions of your products.

For example:

  • Offer the first three chapters of a tomato-growing guide for $7, with a call to action at the end of the excerpt promoting the full course.
  • Let’s suppose you have a 24-module video course about online marketing. You can pull out four modules or so and sell them separately. The way I’ve done this is to sell a module that allows buyers to make money immediately from what they learn, and this puts them into a frame of mind where they’ll happily pay for the full course because it’s basically free for them.

4. Splinter your curriculum from a training class

Let’s imagine you have a class that lasts a week, a month or more.

During this class you provide training materials (curriculum), as well as one-on-one coaching.

You can offer the training materials at a low cost, which will entice people to purchase the full class in order to take advantage of your personal coaching.

For example:

  • People who purchase copywriting curriculum will want to buy the full course so that they can get personal sales letter critiques.
  • Customers who purchase weight-loss training will want to purchase the full class so they can get personalized coaching to help them plan their diet and exercise program.

5. Splinter features of a software program

The idea here is to create a “lite” version of your software, which has fewer features than the full version.

Naturally, some people who like the lite version will want to upgrade to the full version.

For example:

  • You offer an autoresponder service. The lite version can only handle 500 subscribers, so buyers will need to upgrade once they reach that level.
  • You offer meal planning software that counts calories, as well as macronutrient breakdowns (carbs, fats and protein) in each meal. The lite version counts calories but not macronutrients, so buyers will need to upgrade to the full version when they get serious about eating healthy.

6. Create additional splinters

While typically you simply splinter your existing product, another thing you can do is create products for the specific purpose of using them primarily as $7 or $19 pieces of “bait” to generate a small up-front income while enticing people to purchase the full product. (You can then add these products to the main offer as a bonus.)

So there you have it. 6 surefire ways to put product splintering to work for your business either before, during or after you’ve finished your product launch.

Now there are a whole lot of different ways to put this idea to work for you, and in our next post, we’ll look at some of the best ones.

Until then, take care,

Rocky

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

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 Double Your Product Launch Profit With Product Splintering

The money you make directly through a JV product launch is just the start of the profitable opportunities you have once you’ve made all those sales with the help of affiliates and JV partners.

That’s because the most valuable asset you end up with from a launch is the email database you build from all the options your partners send you.

Why?

Because not only can you continue to sell your core product to those prospects after the launch, but you can “splinter” off all kinds of smaller products and sell them to those people who either didn’t want or need the bigger product you launched.

Here’s why “product splintering” is so effective as a followup to your product launch…

If you walk into just about any regular restaurant in most cities, and you’re likely to see a page somewhere in the menu that lists the restaurant’s ala carte offerings.

Sometimes you may see these offerings listed under different names, such as “Sides” or even “Light Appetites.”

But in all cases, this is the part of the menu where you can order something like a bowl of soup, a basket of fries or an English muffin.

You see, typically these items come with a meal.

The English muffin goes with your bacon and eggs. The fries go with your burger. The soup goes with your sandwich.

However, restaurant owners quickly figured out that they could make a whole lot more money by offering these items separately to patrons who didn’t want a full meal.

This is referred to as product splintering, and it turns out that restaurant owners aren’t the only savvy business folks on the block.

You’ll see product splintering everywhere you look.

  • For example, you can buy a pair of shoelaces by themselves without having to buy a whole new pair of shoes.
  • You can buy ski poles without buying skis.
  • You can purchase a computer hard drive without having to invest in a whole new computer.

And product sellers do it because product splintering is a great way to make more money without having to work any harder.

BONUS: Download my 72 Hour Product Creation Guide which shows you how to build high value products you can “splinter” one after the other in 72 hours or less.

And the best news of all…

As we discussed, you too can use product splintering to slide more money into your pocket every day of the week with your information business.

It doesn’t matter what you’re selling or who you’re selling it to, because product splintering will work for you. (And just a bit later you’ll get plenty of ways to use it in your business.)

Let me give you an example…

Example:  Take a look at The Simple Copywriting System and you will find a very good course that helps people to quickly create high converting sales copy for any product or service.

The Simple Copywriting System is a “splintered product” from my Online Marketing Masterclass.

Look at the difference…

This gives me an opportunity to sell a lower-priced product to people who…

1. Aren’t willing or able to pay for the $97.00 product.

2. Are ONLY looking for “sales copy” products to buy.

3. Don’t yet fully trust me because they don’t know me.

4. Don’t even know about the Online Marketing Masterclass.

And so forth.

Once they buy the lower-priced Copywriting System course, I invite them to upgrade to the $97.00 Online Marketing Masterclass course, even offering to credit them their $27.00 purchase toward the $97.00 purchase.

Many upgrade and I turn $27 into $97 just like that.

But even for those that don’t upgrade, people spend $27 with me when they would have spent ZERO.

And you can do exactly the same thing with YOUR products.

Or if you don’t already have a bigger product you can “splinter”, you can go the other way and use what you learn in The Profitable Product System to create the “splintered” products first, and then package them up into a big-ticket program you an sell for a bunch of money during your product launch 🙂

Either way, you and your customers win…

Talk soon,

Rocky

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

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.

Product Launch Outsourcing – Managing Your Outsourcing Projects

So far in this series on getting help with your product launch, we’ve covered…

…knowing when and what to outsource, how to write a compelling ad to attract the most qualified people, and how to recruit the best person for your needs.

In this message, we’re going to look at Step Four: Managing Your Outsourcing Projects

Once you hire one or more people to complete a job, it’s up to you to manage the project.

Here’s what you need to know to make everything go more smoothly:

• Make your expectations clear. Same as when you’re writing a project ad, you need to be clear about your expectations.

For example, if you prefer files to be delivered in a Zip file, let your freelancer know.

If you want them uploaded to DropBox, be clear about it.

Your freelancer isn’t a mind reader, and you’ll get better results when you are very clear about what you want.

• Explain what you like and want more of. When your freelancer does something the right way, let them know you’re really happy with the work and that you want more work in that style.

For example, if you hire a video producer who adds a “doodle style” demo to a video that you really like, let them know what you liked about it and that you want more videos like that.

• Let them know how often you want updates/communication. Some people prefer daily updates, some prefer every other day, some are fine with weekly or twice-monthly updates.

You need to be clear upfront about what you want.

TIP: You may ask for more frequent updates in the beginning, and then request less frequent communication once you and your freelancer have established a good relationship.

Be sure your freelancer knows you’re always available for questions, and let them know to alert you immediately whenever there is a problem or potential problem.

BONUS: Outsourcing specialist Davin Michaels has put together a free Online Workshop that shows you How To Generate Massive Leads & Traffic For Your Business & How to Outsource It All. If you are seriously considering any form of outsourcing, then you should  click here (or on the image below) to attend Davin’s Free Outsourcing Workshop

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• Provide the required resources and information. In other words, give your freelancer the tools he or she needs to complete the job.

For example, if you’re asking your freelancer to write an article, provide resources with the facts and other information needed to complete that article.

• Consider giving a bonus for exceptional work. This bonus might come in the form of a direct financial reward on top of the regular payment, which is the preferred bonus for most freelancers.

However, in some cases you might give your freelancer a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant or another surprise reward for exceptional work.

• Praise good work along the way. Obviously, your freelancer is doing the work in exchange for money.

However, frequent praise for good work can make the project feel much more rewarding for your freelancer.

TIP: Praise for good work helps build a good relationship between you and your freelancer.

In turn, a freelancer may make special accommodations for you in the future, such as scheduling your projects first or giving you an unexpected discount.

• Be cordial and specific when tweaks are needed. From time to time your freelancer may not complete the work exactly as you envisioned.

Your first step is to go back to your brief and written communications to check if you were clear about what was needed.

Then politely let the freelancer know what specific tweaks you need to complete the project.

TIP: If the fault rests with your communication, then take responsibility for not being more clear, pay for the necessary corrections, and vow to do better in the future.

• Be aware of time zone differences. In addition, ask your freelancer their preferred hours for conference calls and other communications.

For example, someone may have a six-hour time difference from you, but they may be night owls or early risers who work much the same hours as you do.

TIP: If you’re hiring someone from another country, be aware of holidays, power outages and other circumstances that may affect your freelancer’s regular work days.

Also, if you’re in the United States and you hire someone from a country like Australia, take note that while you’re right in the middle of your Friday, they’re already into Saturday (and thus they may not be working).

• Complete the project with appropriate feedback. Here you should mention both the good things, and the things you want changed for the future.

Then be sure to follow up with a prompt payment to close out the project. (In other words, once your freelancer has delivered the final project, review it quickly so that you can make the final payment promptly.)

One last tip: if you’re using an outsourcing site, then communicate through the channels provided on the site.

This offers you some degree of protection in case there is a problem, plus it helps ensure that you’re not sending emails back and forth that may end up in a bulk email folder or otherwise get lost.

Now let’s wrap things up…

Closing Thoughts

Now that you know the four-step process for finding, hiring and managing people to help you with your product launch or with ongoing business activities, you too can start enjoying the results soon!

While the entire process can take some time upfront to comb through candidates to find the ones most suited for your needs, it’s time well spent.

So get started on the process today, and start reaping the rewards of hands-free outsourcing!

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

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

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

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

Also, check this out 🙂

Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Formula training.

Product Launch Outsourcing – Evaluating And Hiring Freelancers

In this previous post, we looked at how to create a compelling advertisement that will attract the most qualified outsourcing candidates to help you with your product launch or with your business.

Today we’re going to look at Step Three: Evaluating And Hiring Freelancers.

Because you’ve crafted such a good ad, you’re probably going to attract plenty of people offering you a variety of bids and turnaround times for your project.

So here’s how to evaluate your options…

Step 1: Check the Freelancers’ Feedback

If you’re hiring through a freelancing platform like Upwork.com, then you’ll have access to his or her ratings and feedback.

The key is to look for multiple good ratings from multiple people over an extended period of time.

That last part is important.

Sometimes freelancers who are new to a site can gather a lot of great ratings in a short period of time, such as a month or so.

They look like stellar candidates. But then, for a variety of reasons, the quality of their work can start to suffer, and/or and their delivery times can blow out substantially.

That’s why you want to look for someone who has a long, established history of providing great work, which demonstrates their professionalism and attention to detail.

TIP: Plug the freelancer’s name and/or company name into Google to uncover still more information about his business history, professionalism and quality of work.

BONUS: Outsourcing specialist Davin Michaels has put together a free Online Workshop that shows you How To Generate Massive Leads & Traffic For Your Business & How to Outsource It All. If you are seriously considering any form of outsourcing, then you should  click here (or on the image below) to attend Davin’s Free Outsourcing Workshop

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Next…

Step 2: Browse the Freelancers’ Portfolios

Next, you want to make sure the freelancer does good work.

Take a look at samples of their work, and see if they matche your expectations.

If you don’t see a sample in the portfolio that is similar to what you’re doing, ask for one.

Step 3: Ask These Key Questions

As you evaluate freelancers, ask yourself the following questions:

1. Did the freelancer send a personal reply along with his bid?

Many freelancers bid on every project without even really understanding the project, and then they send generic responses along with their bid.

If a freelancer sends a personalized response that includes details about the project, that shows you they’ve read and understood the project.

2. Have they completed projects similar to the one you’re proposing?

f there is a certain type of skill set required to complete your project, then be sure your freelancer has experience.

For example, if you’re creating an games app for iPhones, then make sure your developer has experience creating both iPhone apps AND game apps.

3. Are there any red flags warranting choosing a different person instead?

For example, if your Google search reveals that a freelancer has complaints from his business partners, that’s a red flag that he may eventually get complaints from customers too.

Go with your gut. If it’s telling you something isn’t right, believe it.

Next…

Step 4: Review the Candidate’s Rates

You don’t want to shop around based on cost alone, which is why this is not the first step of this process.

Once you’ve created a smaller list of the highest-qualified candidates, then review their pricing to see which of these people fall into your budgeted range.

You can then hire the most qualified candidate within that range.

So now you know how to evaluate and choose the most qualified outsourcers.

But there’s one more critical thing you’ll need to know if you want to get the best results, and that’s how to manage your projects without taking up too much of your time.

And that’s what we’ll be covering for you in the next post.

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 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

2. 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

3. 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

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.

Product Launch Outsourcing – How To Advertise For The Best Candidates

In this previous post, we looked at how to know if you should be using outsourcing some of your product launch projects, and what tasks and jobs you should be handing off to other people.

Today, we’re going to cover Step Two: Advertising To Attract The Best Candidate

Let’s get started…

If you want to attract the perfect, qualified people to your position, while repelling those who are unlikely to be a good fit, then you need to create a specific and detailed project description (or what’s called a brief) if you want to get the best results.

Here are the sorts of details to provide when you post parts of your product launch project on a freelancing site:

• The scope of the project. Be specific about what the job entails. For example, list exactly how many words you need for a report, or how many minutes of video footage you want.

• Deadline. You can list your preferred project-delivery deadline in your ad. If you have some flexibility, then mention that as well. Later you and the freelancer sign an agreement that includes a deadline you both agree on.

• Project milestones and goals. If this is a big project, then you’ll want to outline when you expect to receive certain pieces of the project. Many people tie their payment terms into these project milestones so they don’t pay up-front for work that is never completed, or is of substandard quality.

• Delivery format. For example, if you’re hiring some to write articles, then let the freelancers know if you want them in a .txt file, .doc, .pdf or something else. (Note: It helps to be flexible, because you may miss working with a really great freelancer simply because they’re not using your preferred tools.)

BONUS: Outsourcing specialist Davin Michaels has put together a free Online Workshop that shows you How To Generate Massive Leads & Traffic For Your Business & How to Outsource It All. If you are seriously considering any form of outsourcing, then you should  click here (or on the image below) to attend Davin’s Free Outsourcing Workshop

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• Usage of the completed project. If your freelancer knows how you’ll use the work, that may affect how they create it. For example, freelancers will create Search Engine Optimised  articles differently than pre-selling articles if that’s what you specify.

• Specific expectations. For example, do you expect your freelancer to give you a daily update via email? Or do you need him or her to jump on a once-a-week phone call? If you have these sorts of expectations and requirements, let the freelancer know upfront.

• Exclusive rights for a completed project. You should be very clear (and it should be in the contract) that you get exclusive rights to the project once your final payment has cleared. You don’t want stuff you paid for turning up all over the internet after the outsourcer sells it to other people.

• Encouragement to ask questions. Sometimes freelancers don’t want to “bother” you with questions. Be sure your freelancers know they can and should reach out any time with questions and clarifications.

• Payment terms. Here’s where you list how much you’ll pay for the project, how you’ll pay (e.g., with PayPal) and when you’ll pay. Generally, most freelancers prefer to work on a 50% down, 50% on delivery for smaller projects. For larger projects, you may create milestones tied to payments.

• Examples to use as a role model. It’s helpful to show your freelancer specific examples – not for copying purposes, but to show your freelancer the “flavor” you want. For example, you might show your content writer an example of two or three articles you really like.

• Company mission, vision and philosophy. This helps your freelancer create work that matches the company mission. For example, a customer service rep can answer inquiries in a way that matches your company’s philosophy.

• Preferred skills and abilities. This is particularly important if you’re hiring an assistant for a variety of tasks. Be very clear about they need to be able to do, what types of software they must be comfortable using, and so on.

It’s a good idea to look at other projects posted on freelancing sites to get a feel as for what types of ads get the best results.

Let me give you an example. Let’s suppose you’re posting a very simple job for five blog articles.

Here’s an example…

———SAMPLE AD———

Wanted: Skilled writer to create five blog articles about organic gardening.

You should have experience writing about gardening topics, and be able to produce samples in this niche. I’m looking for someone who can create entertaining yet educational articles that will engage readers. Some sales or copywriting experience is a plus, but not required.

Length of articles: 1000 words each (so this project is 5000 words total). I’ll provide you with titles, outlines and three to five research resources for each article. Here are the five topics: [insert topics and descriptions of each of the five articles].

Examples: Please see my blog at [yourblog.com] for examples of the style and quality of work I’m looking for. If you can meet or exceed this quality, then please bid on this job.

Style: Please check my company’s mission statement to understand how we operate. You’ll need to write articles that reflect this mission, when appropriate. [Insert mission statement or link.]

Deadline: Prefer to have these articles within three weeks, but I will make an exception for the right person.

Payment: Full payment upfront through the site’s escrow service, which you’ll receive once I approve the final work. Exclusive and full rights to the work will transfer to me once final payment is received.

Expectations: Once you begin the project, please send me daily updates to let me know how things are progressing. I prefer if the project is delivered in a .doc file.

Budget: [insert a budget range here]

If this sounds like something you can do, send me a link to your portfolio along with your bid. I look forward to hearing from you!
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If you write a good ad or project description, you’ll get lots of really good people wanting the job…

So, now you know how to write a compelling ad, to attract qualified outsourcers to help you create some or all of your product launch content, or content or tasks for your general business needs.

But before you can choose the right person for your job, you’ll need to know how to evaluate and hire best candidate.

And that’s what we’ll be covering for you in the next post in this series.

Warm regards,

Rocky Tapscott

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

1. How To 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

2. 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

3. 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

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 Outsource The Product Launch Stuff You Don’t Want To Do

If you are considering using a product launch to quickly grow your business, one of the best things you can do for your sanity is to learn how to make it as hands-free as possible.

In fact, this goes for everything you do in your business.

If you can outsource the stuff you don’t want to do, the stuff you don’t like to do, and the stuff you don’t know how to do, you can focus on the more important stuff that helps you to grow and prosper.

Now if you’ve never done any outsourcing before, you might be scratching your head.

How, exactly, do you go about figuring out what to outsource, and then finding a good freelancer to complete the tasks?

That’s what this series of posts is about.

Over the next 4 posts, you’ll discover a four-step process which includes:

1. Determining Your Needs.  In this first post I’ll be explaining where, what, and when to outsource for your business.

2. Advertising Jobs.  Then in the next post, you’ll learn how to write a good job description to make sure you get what you are paying for.

3. Evaluating And Hiring Freelancers. In the 3rd post in this series, you’ll learn how to screen candidates and pick the best freelancer for your project.

4. Managing Projects.  And in the forth post, I’ll give you some battle-tested insights into making sure your projects go smoothly.

BONUS: Outsourcing specialist Davin Michaels has put together a free Online Workshop that shows you How To Generate Massive Leads & Traffic For Your Business & How to Outsource It All. If you are seriously considering any form of outsourcing, then you should  click here (or on the image below) to attend Davin’s Workshop

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OK, now let’s walk through the first of these four parts of the process…

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Step One: How To Determine Your Outsourcing Needs

There are three questions to ask yourself to help you determine needs.

Question 1: When should you outsource?

Here are three good times when you should consider outsourcing a task:

• When you don’t have time to do the task yourself. Perhaps you have other work, family and social obligations. Or perhaps this is a low-value task, and you need to free up your time to focus on high-value tasks. These are good times to outsource.

• When you don’t know how to do the task yourself. Maybe you don’t know anything about it, so it would take too long and there would be a big learning curve. Or perhaps you just don’t know how to do it well, meaning a freelancer would be able to offer a better end result.

• When you don’t want to do the task yourself. Ever notice that you procrastinate on things you really don’t want to do? Don’t force yourself – just outsource the task to someone who’ll cheerfully produce a great end result for you.

In other words, if you’re stuck and not moving forward very quickly, then outsource the task.

Which brings us to the next question…

Question 2: What should you outsource?

The sky is the limit when it comes to outsourcing.

Let’s look at a quick list of common tasks:

• Content creation. This may your product launch content (including pre-launch content and email sequences, and even the product itself), ongoing newsletters for both prospects and customers, blog posts, social media posts, PDF reports, ebooks, video scripts, and more.

• Social media management. Your freelancer may create and post traffic generation content on Facebook, Twitter and other platforms. They may also help you develop an overall social media launch strategy, depending on their skills and experience.

• Graphic design. This includes web graphics, video presentation graphics, product graphics and more.

• Planning. Here you can hire an expert to help you plan and strategize various parts of your launch and/or other parts of your business, such as marketing or your launch sales funnel.

• Data entry. This sort of task is a great one to outsource, as it’s a low-value task (which frees up your time to focus on high-value tasks), and it requires very minimal skills to complete.

• Customer support. You can hire people to both answer phones and deal with inquiries sent through your help desk. This may be a permanent position, or you may hire people temporarily during expected influxes (such as during your product launch).

• Video editing and production. Most product launches are video based these days, so unless you have skills and experience with video production, this is a task that’s best left to someone else.

• Administrative assistance. You can hire someone to help you with a myriad of day to day jobs, from research to content creation to data entry and more.

• Research. A competent freelancer can help you do market research, product research and more. Your freelancer might give you a report of their findings with links and data, or they may find the resources and let you interpret the data. It all depends on their skill set.

• Traffic generation. Generally, this involves hiring multiple experts to focus on their area of specialty (such as media buys, affiliate marketing, SEO, pay per click, etc).

• Copywriting. A sales letter or ad can make or break the success of your product launch, which is why it’s a good idea to hire a professional copywriter to create these materials for you.

• Legal services. Here’s one area where you should absolutely hire a professional. This includes creating policy documents for your site, reviewing agreements, helping you incorporate, and other legal issues that come up.

• Transcription. If you plan to include videos, audios or webinars as part of your product, you can pay somebody to transcribe them into text very inexpensively through Rev.com.

• Order fulfilment. If you’re shipping physical products, or you need to manually deliver digital bonuses for an affiliate promotion, you can hire someone else to take care of fulfilment.

• PowerPoint® presentation. If you do slide-share presentations for webinars, videos or conferences, you can hire a professional to make your presentation look great.

• Lead generation. This person can help you set up your lead page, tweak it for good conversions, and drive traffic to it.

• Installations and set up. A good freelancer can help you with everything from installing a WordPress blog, to installing complex ecommerce systems.

• Email marketing. You can hire someone to help you create your launch email sequence, as well as better autoresponder sequences that boost your open and click-through rates, meaning you’ll sell more through email.

• Accounting. A good accountant can save you money by ferreting out tax deductions that you didn’t even know about.

• Public relations. A good PR person can send out compelling press releases and land media interviews during your launch so you get additional publicity and exposure.

• Blogging. You can hire someone to create content for your blog, handle blog comments, and publish content on a regular basis.

• Document formatting. You can hire someone to format your Kindle book, ebooks or other documents, which will give your readers a great first impression.

• Affiliate recruiting. You can hire an affiliate manager to find, recruit and motivate affiliates.

• Search engine marketing. This includes SEO (search engine optimisation) as well as PPC (pay per click) marketing using platforms such as AdWords.

Next question…

Question 3: Where you should outsource?

You can cast a wide net by using one or more of the following methods:

1. Post a project to a freelancing site. This includes sites such as Guru.com, UpWork.com, and  Fiverr.com

This is the method I recommend in this report, since you get access to freelancer ratings, as well as some amount of protection through most freelancing sites.

For example, some sites run an escrow service, which protects both you and the freelancer.

2. Search Google. For example, you might search for “ghostwriter” or “software developer.”

Be sure to check the organic results as well as the sponsored results (ads).

3. Ask for recommendations from trusted sources.

This includes your colleagues, mentors, and other associates.

You can also ask on business and marketing forums or Facebook groups.

So now we’ve covered the first step in getting started with outsourcing, your head might be spinning with all of the possibilities 🙂

But before you race out and start hiring, you’ll need to know how to create a specific and detailed project description (AKA a brief) in order to find the most qualified person for the job and to get the best results.

And that’s what we’ll be covering for you in the next post.

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 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

2. 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

3. 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

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.

5 Info Product Creation Tips Tricks and Hacks To Power Your Product Launch

Product Launch Product Creation TipsIf you’re getting ready to do a product launch for a physical or digital information product, then you’re definitely going to be creating a lot of digital content as you build that product offer.

That’s because you need a complete sales funnel, from your front end lead magnet, to your core product offer, to your backend products – and everything in between.

So if you’re like most info-product creators, you’re always looking for hacks to make the creation process easier and to make sure you have a great end result. That’s exactly what you get below, so read on…

Be Sure You’re Launching A Product That’s In Demand

Don’t even think about creating a product until you’ve done your market research, as there’s no use creating a product if no one is going to buy it. So what you need to do is find out what people are already buying in your market, and then create something similar (yet better).

If you’d like to know how to create a signature product out of thin air in 72 hours or less, make sure you Download my Free 72 Hour Product Creation Guide.

Think Ahead To An Integrated Product Suite

Whenever you create a product, you should be thinking about how this product fits into a new or one of your existing sales funnels. This includes everything from the specific lead magnet at the front of your launch funnel to the core offer to backend offers.

If you can’t figure out how a product fits into an existing sales funnel (unless of course this is your first product), then you’ll want to ask yourself why you’re even creating it.

Create Products Faster

Consider these ideas for making more products in less time:

• Outsource some or all of your product creation. This is the fastest way to create a lot of products very quickly, and it frees up your time to focus on other high-value tasks. To learn more about outsourcing your product creation, download my free Hands Free Outsourcing Cheat Sheet here.

• Use quality private label rights content to create everything from your core product to your bonuses. Just be sure to tweak it to make it unique.

• Repurpose existing content. For example, turn a collection of your best blog posts into a lead magnet, or turn those blog posts into videos, audios, guides and reports.

• Use speech to text technology. If you’re creating text products, you might find it faster to write them if you use software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking.

• Do webinars. This takes about an hour of your time, yet you’ll have a product you can give away or sell for months or years to come.

Next…

Create A Multimedia Product

Not everyone learns in the same way. That’s why, whenever possible, you should seek to offer multiple versions of your product (text, audio and video) to accommodate people’s individual preferences.

Ideally your product should include some or all of the following:

  • One or more video tutorials
  • Audio recordings of the videos
  • Transcripts of the videos
  • Checklists
  • Cheatsheets
  • Private Mastermind or community
  • Group coaching
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Question and answer calls

A great reference and idea generator for coming up with profitable content ideas is my Content To Cash Cheat Sheet. You can download the Content Into Cash Cheatsheet here.

Create a Catchy Product Title

Your title can make or break your product, which means you should spend some time brainstorming and testing catchy titles. Use these templates to get you started:

  • The Secrets Of [Getting a Benefit]. The Secrets of Starting a Six-Figure Business.
  • The A-Z Guide Of [Topic]. The A-Z Guide to Selling Your Own Home.
  • What Every [Type of Person] Ought to Know About [Topic]. What Every Parent Ought to Know About Raising Happy, Healthy Kids.
  • How to [Get a Great Result] Without [Some Bad Thing]. How to Melt the Fat Fast Without Feeling Deprived.
  • The #1 Way to [Get a Benefit]. The #1 Way to Create a Bestselling Novel.

Conclusion

I hope these product creation tips help you to build our your product launch funnel so you can generate a bunch of sales and profits.

And remember, if you’d like to download my Free Guide on “How to create a signature product in 72 hours or less”, you can grab your FREE copy here..

If you can create and launch a product or service that fulfils an important need for a large, accessible crowd of fanatics with cash to spend,, you can create a long-term, sustainable business for yourself and your family that will allow you to prosper for many years to come. To learn more, check out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

Talk soon,

Rocky

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

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.