What an awesome five days in Singapore that was! It was more like a vacation to me than a business trip.
On the 25th May, I flew from Sydney, Australia to Singapore. It took a long 7 1/2 hours. When I arrived in Singapore the heat almost killed me! It’s winter in Australia so shifting from a cold area to a hot and humid area is difficult to adapt to I tell ya that.
It was the first time I’ve met all these Internet marketers in person, yet it felt like I knew them for a lifetime. I communicate with them online but meeting them in person is a totally different experience.
It was a disaster when I accidentally deleted all the photos on camera after the first day. I still don’t know how to work this sophisticated camera.
Anyway, I took some photos from my trip. Here they are…
“You don’t have to get it right, you just need to get it going” I’ll explain more about this quote in this article.
Firstly, if you remember a previous email of mine where I asked which site address I should choose for the “Unstoppable Internet Marketing” newsletter, the votes are in and the majority of my subscribers have chosen: http://www.unstoppableinternetmarketing.com/
So thanks to those who took part and helped out with my indecisive brain 🙂
The site is up and running with a new, full-blown letter & killer graphics. The first issue will be ready soon. I’m just adding the final touches.
But please don’t subscribe again 🙂 You’re already a subscriber. You’ll see that as a bonus for joining my newsletter you’ll get my latest report titled “Unstoppable Profits”. It’s an 8-day course written by me. Only bad news is that it isn’t ready just yet. I’ll email you the report when it is. No need to join again.
Anyway, I’m emailing you today mainly because I want to share a little inspiration with you and give you a taste of what’s to come with the coming issues of the Unstoppable Internet Marketing newsletter.
No sales pitch here, don’t worry 🙂 I’m sure you get dozens everyday.
It’ll be great for those who can’t seem to get anywhere. Those who suffer from IDEA overload especially.
Let me first tell you. I started marketing back in 2003. (I’ve been full-time since 2005).
Yea, yea.. I can tell you that “I’ve been in your shoes” and that “I’ve tried so many things but didn’t get anywhere”. Too much of a cliche’ so let’s get straight to the story.
In early 2005, it struck me.
I heard a quote from a motivational speaker named Mike Litman. Some of you may know him and some of you may not.
He stresses out a lot:
“You don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going”.
Now, it may not be him who said this quote originally, I heard this from Marlon Sanders too, but I sure am glad I heard it from somebody, especially when I was in a position where I was badly in debt, tried so many “schemes” etc.
The reason why I wasn’t getting things done and why I couldn’t even see my first dollar come in, is because I had so many product ideas & so much information which wasn’t being utilized.
I was a perfectionist and I wanted things done 100% right.
I had this long list of ideas and I didn’t know where to start.
But luckily, from that quote, it opened up a new world for me.
– I changed the way I approached things with my business.
– It changed the way I made decisions for my business.
I tackled each idea by asking myself:
1. What is the easiest project to complete?
2. What is the fastest project to complete?
And generally, which idea will lead me to my ultimate goal?
It was soon after when I made my first $5 sale. It wasn’t much, but just to see that sale going into my account and that I’ve actually given VALUE to someone, makes me proud.
I still remember that day. The day when I jumped in the air shouting “Yesss!!!”. My mum heard it, my sister heard it, the neighbours heard it…that’s how happy I was. It gave me hope where quitting was the only option if this hadn’t happened to me.
Let me ask you, which of these two choices would you take?
1. Start with a big project which you think can bring your lots and lots of money
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2. Start with a minor product idea which you think will be achievable, faster and easier to accomplish, but won’t get you as much $$$ as the bigger project?
I’d say the second.
1. Because you feel a sense of achievement – that you’ve completed an actual product of your own or it could be your first optin page.
2. You start to build MOMENTUM which will ultimately give you more motivation to keep going with your business.
Anthony Robbins mentioned the power of “Chunking” in one of his earlier books, called “Notes From A Friend” (I’d highly recommend you read this little book).
Here’s what he says:
“The most successful people are those who understand the power of ‘chunking’, who don’t bite off more than they can chew at one time. In other words, they break a goal down into bitesize pieces, achievable ‘sub-goals’ that lead toward the ultimate success they desire
But it’s not enough just to set subgoals; you have to celebrate the achievement of each small step. This will help you build momentum and develop habits that will gradually turn your dreams into reality.” – Anthony Robbins.
I also remember Mark Joyner mentioning the power of chunking in his book “The Great Offer”.
Now, I don’t know about you, but that to me is real powerful.
Get your project going!
* Don’t be a perfectionist when it comes to making your site look good – you can make improvements along the way. Just make sure YOU GET IT GOING.
* It doesn’t matter if your software script isn’t perfect – Check out Mike Filsaimes Butterfly marketing script. I bought it on launch day and the script back then needed some major work to it. But at least Mike GOT IT GOING. The script is one powerful tool now.
* Your ebook doesn’t have to be perfect. If you’re getting a lot of refunds, for some reason, then you know that your ebook needs changes. It could be the title of your ebook, the content you shared or whatever. It isn’t hard to email that person who did get a refund and asking he/she “what made you decide that this ebook isn’t right for you?”. You now can make changes to reflect what others have said. Just GET IT GOING
Bottom line is – If you have those great ideas you want to turn into something (a product, a network, a list etc), if you have knowledge to share, if you’ve got skills like graphics designing or writing, then really, you are cheating yourself not to share it all.
“You don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going”.
Hope this has helped you someway, one way or anyway.
I’m excited and looking forward to sharing the first issue of my new “Unstoppable Internet Marketing” newsletter with you very soon.
Here for your success,
P.S. – I’d LOVE for you to leave ANY comments or what you thought about this article.
If you want to build a big, responsive, targeted list then this special step-by-step tutorial is for you. You’ll learn how to create a killer opt in page.
There are many ways of getting subscribers. If you want to get people to opt-in to your list without hesitation then you need, what we call, an opt-in page.
Basically an opt-in page forces the reader to sign up to “find out more” — find out more about your product, receive a PDF, video or whatever else it may be. There’s a right way and wrong way to do it. I’ve seen so many people do it incorrectly which caused them to get very poor conversion rates.
What I’m about to reveal to you is the exact methods I use to get conversions of 40-65%!
These secrets to properly writing and formatting an opt-in page I’m about to reveal to you have been proven to work. If you know how to follow simple step-by-step instructions, then this will be a breeze for you to follow.
I recommend you use either LeadPages or OptimizePress to create opt-in pages. It’s the fastest and easiest way in my opinion.
You’ll also be able to download a free opt in page and see examples of good opt in pages in the video tutorial above.
How To Create An Opt-In Page The Long Way
If you don’t want to pay for opt in page software and tools, follow this guide.
Step 2. Insert a new table, about 600 pixels wide.
I read an article once from a well-known Internet marketer that a table that’s 600 pixels wide converts well. This was actually tested and proven. With people’s computer screens getting bigger, 600px wide may actually be quite narrow. Basically people read better when content is wrapped and in blocks. Make sure your table is centered.
Step 3. Write an attention grabbing headline.
Your headline is THE most important part of your opt-in landing page. It is the first thing visitors will see.
Your headline should have the following:
Use quotation marks at the start and end of your headline.
Red in color to make it more attention-grabbing.
Large font size.
I’ve had great success using a headline like “Free Report Reveals How To ______”
The word “free” is the most powerful word in sales/marketing.
Step 4. Add your sub-headline (optional)
The purpose of a sub-headline is to stress out your promise even more.
For example, you headline could be something like:
“Free Report Reveals How To Shred 5KG of Fat in just 30 Days”
Your sub-headline would then look something like this:
“You’ll Discover The Exact Step-By-Step System That I Used To Accomplish This Plus How To Keep It Off!”
Step 5. Add a short introduction
This is an optional part, but you can simply address a specific and stressing problem in your area. For example: “Are you sick and tired of all the debt that’s piling up?”
Step 6. Add 4-5 benefit-driven bullet points
Make sure to focus on benefits, not features. An example of a feature would be something like: 2 Terabytes of hard drive space. This is a feature. It doesn’t emotionally connect with your reader.
The benefit is that it will allow you to store all your valuable music, videos, photos, and documents with plenty more space left over for. Stress out the benefits, not the features.
Step 7. Add your call to action
Now your reader wants to know what to do next. This is where you tell them to fill in their details such as his/her first name and primary email address.
I use AWeber as one of my main autoresponder services because they have great tools to build your list and their deliveribility rate is very high, which means your emails will get a better chance of going to your subscribers’ inbox.
Step 9. Upload your opt-in page and its files to your server
Use an FTP program like Filezilla to upload your webpage files to your server.
Step 10. Watch your opt-ins soar!
That’s it! You’ve now got a winning landing page that’s ready to attract subscribers!
To see examples of good opt-in pages, check these out:
Free Opt In Page Download
Looking for the best opt in page that’s worked well for me? I’ve created a template for you so you can simply download it, open it up in your web page editor and change the texts, images and anything else you’d like.
This page has been tested over and over again and has been tweaked for the highest conversions as possible. It was tested using all sorts of traffic – banner ads, solo ads, email list, integration, Facebook Ads, traffic exchanges and more.
I would like to give it to you as a gift for stopping by my blog!