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How To Monetise Your List In Between Your Product Launches

I’ve been asked about the best way to monetise an email list between product launches a few times and I thought I’d share a quick strategy that works very well for just about any business.

Since the beginning of the Pandemic, there is a growing trend of smart ecommerce companies adding sales of digital products to their physical product businesses. The fact is this is a massive, blue ocean opportunity and it’s great to see so many businesses heading in that direction.

Done right, there’s virtually no downside for the business with massive upside allowing them to significantly increase sales and profits with very low overheads, especially when they are selling products as a affiliate.

Most ecommerce businesses don’t realise the value of the asset they have created with their customer databases, and they don’t know how to capitalise on it.

Product Launches Have Their Limits

As you’ve seen from other posts on this site, Product Launches are a very good way to generate big paydays for some businesses that have a solid customer database, although they are a LOT of work.

The other factor is you can’t continually ‘launch’ to the same people because you will burn out your email list and damage the relationship you have with your audience.

So what can you do BETWEEN launches to nurture that relationship while continuing to make profitable sales?

These days I prefer to create simple campaigns consisting of a short message inviting people to raise their hands to let my clients know they are interested in something.

For those who reply I follow up with a couple of messages with questions to qualify them, and if they qualify based on their answers, we make them an offer for the client’s (or even somebody else’s) high-ticket program or SAAS.

Then I finalise sales using email or text chat and get paid based on the results I achieve.

It’s less risky and less stressful than running a product launch, and because we are promoting a high ticket product or service, the profits are usually great.

And the best part is, the people don’t see the first short message as a ‘pitch’ because only those who are interested reply, and it doesn’t upset the rest of your people. That means your regular mailing schedule isn’t impacted in any way.

If you would like to discuss how you might be able to use this strategy in your business to generate high ticket sales even if you don’t have a high ticket program of your own, feel free to get in touch by emailing me at rttgemails [at] gmail.com and I’ll get back to you with all the details.

Warm regards,

Rocky Tapscott
0418 788 482

Your Product Launch Emails & Getting People To Click

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

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

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

Determine the Big Benefit First

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

Remember to Keep it Short

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

Hook the Reader

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

Create a Compelling Call to Action

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

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

Pull It All Together: Examples

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

Example 1:

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

____________

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

Hi [Name],

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

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

[link to blog post]

[sign off]

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

[link to blog post]

_____________

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

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

Next…

Example 2:

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

____________

Subject line: Set up a blog in five minutes?

Hi [Name],

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

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

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

[link]

[sign off]

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

___________

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

Conclusion

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

For some great examples of how Jeff Walker uses email to send people to his pre-launch content, along with examples of email sequences and case studies from other people who have used PLF with outstanding success, check out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

Talk soon,

Rocky

P.S. Being able to create a Perfect Product is a great start, but you also need a way to generate sales in a consistent way. Running a Product launch is a proven way to not only build your list, but generate Social Proof and make a large number of sales quickly. To learn how to launch your product successfully, check out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 3 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. List Warrior will show you a proven way to use free software to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here.

2. How To Create The Perfect Product 
Creating a product that is perfect for your audience does not need to be difficult. How To Create The Perfect Product shows you how to build high value products your audience will love one after the other. Click Here.

3. How To Attract Buyers To Join Your Launch List So They Can Purchase Your Perfect Product.
Once you have created your Product Launch List and your Perfect Product is ready to go, you need to attract people into your world so they can buy from you. One Minute Free Traffic gives you a proven way to attract buyers with ‘Automated Traffic Machines’ so you can send those people to your optin page, your sales page, your Facebook Group or anywhere else you choose.    To learn more Click Here.

And don’t forget to check this out 🙂

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How To Create A Profitable Newsletter That Subscribers Love To Read

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Create an Exciting Title and Theme

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

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

How?

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

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

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

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

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

Now the next point…

Generate Compelling Headlines and Content

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Make Visually Appealing Content

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

Utilise White Space

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

Insert Graphics

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

Use a Polished Layout/Design

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

Now let’s wrap things up…

Summary

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

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

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

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

Talk soon,

Rocky

P.S. Being able to create a Perfect Product is a great start, but you also need a way to generate sales in a consistent way. Running a Product launch is a proven way to not only build your list, but generate Social Proof and make a large number of sales quickly. To learn how to launch your product successfully, check out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 3 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. List Warrior will show you a proven way to use free software to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here.

2. How To Create The Perfect Product 
Creating a product that is perfect for your audience does not need to be difficult. How To Create The Perfect Product shows you how to build high value products your audience will love one after the other. Click Here.

3. How To Attract Buyers To Join Your Launch List So They Can Purchase Your Perfect Product.
Once you have created your Product Launch List and your Perfect Product is ready to go, you need to attract people into your world so they can buy from you. One Minute Free Traffic gives you a proven way to attract buyers with ‘Automated Traffic Machines’ so you can send those people to your optin page, your sales page, your Facebook Group or anywhere else you choose.    To learn more Click Here.

And don’t forget to check this out 🙂

How to Earn $20 in 20 Minutes With Any Topic, Niche or Hobby