An E-Mail I Opened Was All About The Ultimate Blog Challenge.
I may not have read this message a couple of days ago when I was swamped to overflowing with e-mails. It was down to my new filtering that this was noticed. It was from one of my Favs!
What about you – how good is your filtering of e-mails.
How many e-mails do you get in your inbox in the morning?
How many are important and need your attention?
I have actually been trying to get some control over this by unsubscribing from regular messages from people who’s names are familiar. The reason that I know the names so well is because I see them daily.
BUT are they e-mails I actually read. NO! In fact I haven’t a clue in many cases what is the speciality and focus of this ‘NAME’.
I need to get a grip I thought and the pruning has begun – (well it is springtime).
Love them or Chuck them. So I have been opening to read and then to make a decision. IN or OUT!
The good guys and gals are getting promoted into their own file and the rest – well kicked out.
So a number of ‘NAMES’ are disappearing but something ELSE has happened. I discovered that the best e-mailers with interesting content also had good blogs. VERY good blogs! Most of the juicy e-mails with riveting titles link off to blogs that rock!
THIS MORNING A MESSAGE CAUGHT MY EYE
One guy in the ‘YES – MUST BE READ’ file is David Perdew and he prompted me into action.
He was writing about a Blog Challenge that is going to be run in April.
Here is a bit of David’s Message:
“Hey, I’ve never done Paul Taubman’s Ultimate Blog Challenge, although I’ve always wanted to.
It’s a pretty awesome idea. 30 blog posts in 30 days…
So, I’ve signed up for the April challenge (just because I thought I might have a free 15 minutes).
Actually, this is one of those things I think I’ll make time for.
Blogging has been really good for us.
We just need to do more of it.”
I went over to my blog and – shock horror – the latest post there had ‘January in the title’. Now – here in the UK we put our clocks forward this weekend. What is happening to time and my new year intentions?
Like David – I actually know how important blogs have been for me in the past and I am letting it slip again.
There is nothing like a challenge to get you motivated again and commit to action – especially if there are other people involved.
I have heard Paul Taubman talk in a couple of webinars and I didn’t hang around. I know the blog challenge will be promoted and supported and that there will be mutual benefits for all taking part.
I signed up.
The welcome e-mail had a link to a conversation ‘Why You Need a Blog’ by Michele Scism who started the blog challenge some years ago and Danni Ackerman and Paul Taubman who have joined her to present the quarterly events.
So here it is – my first blog since January – inviting you to check out this challenge.
Come on Derek, Graham, Steve, Adam, Sue, Lucy, Uncle Tom Cobley and All. Why not join me? A blog a day during April.
Online Income – No Age Barrier – How About You?
Each week I join a group of people on a weekly masterclass in internet marketing and making online income. In fact the timing of the online meeting is a nuisance to me because I have to get back from badminton and am always hot and disheveled – we are visible on the screen to other participants – I might not look good but it is great that they can’t smell me.
The participants on the Zoom (great webinar service) masterclass call are a great source of knowledge – and I never want to miss the session. I will tell you more about David and Jen who run this group, below.
The participants all have different niches products, experience etc.
One lady is a gardener and she is learning how to put out information products about her field.
There is a fundamental issue though with making money online. You need to know how to do it. It doesn’t just happen. When doing anything online – you have to learn certain things to make things happen. The knowledge you need gets labeled as Internet Marketing;
- building mailing lists
- driving traffic
- social media promotion
- etc etc and so on – always more to learn
Lots to learn – but great fun when you begin to see the action happening and income coming in.
THAT IS GREAT IF YOU HAVE PRODUCTS – BUT WHAT IF YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR OWN PRODUCTS?
One of the best ways to make money online is to sell other peoples products. NO that is not strictly TRUE. It is about pre-selling – but that is part of the training. Affiliate programmes are what you join.
NOW – PLEASE HEAR ME OUT:-
Earlier this year I set up an affiliate programme for an online Webstore – HypnosisForDownload.com.
What we have at Hypnosis for Download are well over 200 evergreen products to promote. They are audios and videos that are downloadable and sell worldwide – with immediate delivery.
Ideal products – great value and we have zero refunds.
Good products, worldwide audience.
Now obviously I can advertise the website and sell the products myself – and we do – but we want to do much more than that
BUT NO – what I REALLY WANT to do is get some affiliates.
Promotion by others is preferable because it adds social proof.
My original idea seemed sensible but in reality I was wrong – we realised we would needed to change the approach.
What was my mistake?
In my imagination I assumed that the best affiliates would be hypnotherapists as they would have the knowledge of the subject and would be able to pre-sell potential purchasers. That may well be true – BUT what most of them did’t have was the internet marketing training and knowledge.
We had a couple of affiliates who made some money but I began to question whether the the affiliates needed to be hypnotherapists.
Mmmmmmm !! ??
SO WE PULLED THE AFFILIATE PROGRAMME FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS.
- The affiliate programme software we had used was not great
- The affiliates on board needed more training – and I was not the best person to provide that.
- The affiliates do not need to be hypnotherapists – as long as they have some access to the products.
- There was no commitment necessary and many potential affiliates that joined took NO ACTION.
So a new strategy was essential. We have a totally new set up which will be our 2018 focus. Join us as we start the journey.
AFFILIATE SUPPORT PACKAGE
OK – LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE – 2018 STRATEGY – MY INVITE TO AFFILIATES
So here is my latest strategy.
1. Hypnosis For Download Store
We are ready to start out with affiliates now. We are totally revamping the online store – with affiliate marketing in mind. This will be ongoing for several months ( a list as long as my arm with what I want to do)
For example – we will be setting up offers for affiliates to promote. As an example we are putting together a bundle of products to promote in December and January for New Year. Also there is a Running a Marathon package for affiliates to promote.
If you are young (best affiliate I know is a an 18 year old) or Old (even very old – no limit) you are welcome.
If you are an affiliate already and have a mailing list and marketing skills – just great!!
If you are new to all of this or need internet market tuition >> See point 3
If you don’t have any of the products I have put together a massive package worth so that you can check out the products you are promoting. See point 4
3. Training and Products – For Action Today
Internet Marketing Training
I have never stopped having a mentor and training to develop my business.
Let’s get you started if you are a Newbie
At the side of this blog you will see three reports –
PLEASE DOWNOLAD as they are a great start. >>>
As I mentioned above I am a member of a group run by David and Jen. You will see more about them in any of those reports. If you get any of those three reports I will see you have download enquiry and I will be in touch with you – with great information.
I am not suggesting for a moment that you get the internet market training just to promote our products. The fact is there are countless affilate projects and the training with David will help you acquire the skills.
Having been around the scene for many years I can tell you that there is an abundance of poor internet training online. In the same way that I can point you to a great hypnotherapist in Adam Eason – I can put my hand on my heart and tell you that David and Jen offer the best training resources I have come across online.
Product Check Out
Now here is my offer to all you affiliates.
It is vital that you familiarise yourself with the products you are promoting. I have put together a great deal – a package of several different products – including the massive Science Of Self-Hypnosis videos/audios.
4. Commissions – Special
Here is the DEAL – an Affiliate Support Product.
- PACKAGE WORTH £220 I have put together an affiliate package worth Affiliate package will be £10 which shows your commitment to the affiliate programme – this is FREE as you will get it back when you have made £100 in commissions.
- INCREASED COMMISSION TO 50% The basic commission is 40% of your product sales – but if you have downloaded this affiliate package your commissions will be 60% from the word go.
- YOUR £10 RETURNED When you have £100 worth of commissions your £10 will be returned to you.
- COMMISSION UP TO 70% When you have £250 worth of sales your commission will rise to 70%
There is nothing to stop you joining without this package but the commission rate will be 40% until you have earned £250 in commissions.
AFFILIATE SUPPORT PACKAGE
New Hypnosis For Download Online Store
My son Tom has been working hard to set up our new Hypnosis For Download online store. I am delighted for so many reasons. I am sure you can feel my smile as you read these words 🙂
We have been using an Big Commerce and Ecommerce service to run our online store till now. All very good these packaged websites and simple to run – but there are always limitations. You have to rely on a third party plug in apps to support the core programme.
Now we have control and more importantly we can use software and strategies that we want to work. It will still take us some time to get the polished product – but so what.
Let’s not dbwell on the weaknesses of the old system and look forward.
Improved Benefits For Our Affiliates.
We are developing an affiliate friendly website and will focus and working closely with those who are bringing us traffic and sales.
More news about this later this month.
50% Discount During October
There are always teething problems when you put together a very large website – so we have a 50% discount on all products at the moment.
We are also after new testimonials as we haven’t moved all of the Big Commerce testimonials. We would have liked to have transferred the testimonials but it was a manual process. I need more hours in the day – so not a good use of time. So if you have purchased any of our self-hypnosis audios in the past and would like to send them to us we will be sending you a thank you gift.
There are two products that I will be almost giving away from the end of this week. All in celebration of my 70th Birthday. They are ‘Hypnosis Revealed’ and ‘Science Of Self-Hypnosis’. They are really great products produced by Adam Eason to teach you how to use self-hypnosis skills effectively – towards a healthy mind and success. Hypnosis is a clinical therapy that can help so many personal issues.
“Keith – I like imperfect. Every time someone exercises imperfect, it gives ‘permission’ to others to do the same. Imperfect action is better than perfect inaction.”
I had that really great message back from a lovely lady – Sarah – who is on our mailing list. How right she is.
Yesterday I sent out an e-mail which I had entitled ‘I am Surprised I am Sending This…’
AND here is the e-mail sent to our list announcing a new membership website:-
Hello Sarah – There Was A Time I Would Not Have Sent This E-mail – Let Me Explain…
Have you ever had a day where things haven’t gone right.
I think you have!
Well I have had a WEEK like that – nothing specific but – what NEXT!
It even went on into the weekend.
Adam is teaching his diploma students this weekend and my intention was to get an e-mail out to you good people on our mailing list, all about our Inner Circle membership website. This is very important to us and we want to spread the word.
On Friday morning Adam videoed an introduction to this new web page and we added some images to the video on Friday afternoon – Then we had to do something called rendering to make it compact to work on the web page.
I was checking things over Saturday only to find that the video rendering had not worked properly.
SO – We will have to sort the video out again during this coming week.
RATS!… Every day is important to me at my age.
So I sent a message to Adam to update him. I was not at all happy as I hate wasting time and I really wanted to get this promotional material out.
********* Overnight sleep *********
When I got up this morning and heard all sorts of information about Mental Health on the radio, TV and in the papers I had a total change of mind.
My thoughts were something like this:
- There is a desperate need for more talking therapists. We teach Hypnotherapy, CBT, NLP etc – we need to train MORE therapists.
- WHY am I dithering about putting out a page that is not perfect. Being perfect can slow you down – better to get things moving.
- Also it would be great to get some feedback. I want to know if I am I explaining the Inner Circle accurately and that the information is easily understood.
- Why not ASK for feedback? – YES that would be helpful.
- I finally thought I AM going to send a message today.
So that is what I am doing!
I wouldn’t have done this in the past – perfection was necessary – BUT – to hell with that now!
WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS AND HAVE OUR FIRST INNER CIRCLE MEMBERS – AND WE WOULD LIKE YOU ON BOARD AS WELL.
There are two pages for you to check out.
The temporary web page that we have been using describing the Inner Circle Membership is at: http://www.adameasoninnercircle.com
And here is the NEW promotional page:
The Video is sort of working and you will hear all of the narration from Adam – but something went wrong as you will see http://training.aecollegeofhypnosis.uk/?page_id=12
If there is anything that is not clear on the web page do let me know. I would really appreciate that.
I hope I have a better week ahead and also wish you the same. I hope I will be hearing from you anyway – with feedback and hopefully as a new member.
The open rate of that message was good – click throughs to the website were good – and we got some new members. Furthermore I can e-mail again when the video has been sorted.
Thank you Sarah – Imperfect Action is Better Than Perfect Inaction!!!
Talented Experts To Help You Succeed
It is vital to surround yourself with great talented experts to succeed. There’s a strong statement – and I mean it.
I have worked for years with Adam (hypno-geek) Eason – who is a talent and a leader in his field of clinical hypnotherapy.
On the marketing side of the business I have had various mentors along the way but none that compare with a team that I am going to introduce you to in this blog. David and Jen at NAMS.
Mind You BEWARE! – David and Jen and their talented expert friends – are keeping me up late at night.
At about 10pm yesterday evening – I started to listen to a really talented expert talking about using video streaming – (advice strength 10/10).
About 11pm I started listening to an incredibly successful (I mean multi-millionaire successful) marketing guy about putting blueprints, and funnels in place before wondering about traffic sources. (another 10/10 offering presentation).
I then started to listen to a third interview which I reluctantly had to pause because there were 90 minutes more to play. I wasn’t sleepy – but needs must.
So what am I up to?
Well I don’t really find it work to be honest. I thoroughly enjoy learning from masters of their craft. We have some big business targets this year and that is what I am chasing. Making it happen! But I need experienced help and advice.
I recognise the amount of work that David and his market training team have put into their membership website because I have had to build up massive amount of video, webinar, interviews that we have recorded and packaged in our own College of Hypnosis website.
We are taking our hypnotherapy business to a new level and marketing and affiliates are central to the plans.
We are looking for affiliates to join us – BUT unless you are an experienced affiliate already you will need to learn the trade – pre-selling, getting traffic, building mailing lists, targeting, social media etc.
YOU HAVE TO LEARN AND WORK
Now if YOU want to build a successful affiliate/passive income business – it is not easy. You will have work to do. You will have skills to learn. There will be experts you need to advise you. The rewards are enormous though if you take the action and learn the game.
SO WHERE ARE WE JUST NOW?
The image below is very basic and is ONLY about the marketing side of what I am up to. My blueprint which I will share with you soon will have all the funnels I am trying to develop.
My late night training – mentioned above – was all from NAMS (Novice To Advanced Marketing System) run by David Perdew and his daughter Jen. I thoroughly recommend that the affiliates for our evergreen hypnosis audios and videos get their marketing training with NAMS also.
The products and college courses need to be promoted by our well trained affiliates and we all WIN. We know the products sell well as we have been selling them ourselves for a few years. We also have courses that you can promote with large commissions.
So this is what I am after – adding a circle on this picture which is YOU – who joins me learning from the top internet marketers at NAMS promoting, products, courses and other affiliate projects.
Suggested marketing support for our affiliates – it is good enough for me – and I am fussy!
Let’s keep it simple. (SIMPLE is something I personally have to learn)
I am really keen that you get hold of me if:
- you want to learn more about hypnosis and being a hypnotherapist
- you are a hypnotherapist wanting – continuing professional development
- you are interested in hypnosis audio/video products
- hypnotherapist wanting promote business/practice. [NAMS]
- hypnotherapist want to sell our products from 50% commission upwards [NAMS]
- an affiliate wanting to sell our products [NAMS]
- an affiliate wanting to promote our courses. [NAMS]
- anyone wanting to learn internet marketing [NAMS]
WHAT I HAVE HERE IS A GIFT AND TRIAL OF
NAMS FOR 1 DOLLAR
Now here is a suggestion for all of you with NAMS at the end.
Solve The Biggest Issue You’re Struggling With In Your Online Business Today….FREE!
OK – this is a great opportunity for you to get some help from NAMS for your internet needs
You can go and select your main business online issue and get a some MP3 files to help you find some solutions.
AND – when you have made your choice and selected your gift of MP3 audio solutions.
THEN don’t go away because I want you to listen to David Perdew as he describes the MyNAMS Insiders Club.
It will cost you 1$ for for 14 Days where you can assess everything.
Once joined you will see that you have access to everything – all the training and a private Facebook Group.
I won’t even begin to describe the contents. The best thing to do is to log in to the myNAMS Insiders Club and watch the video ‘New Member Orientation’ where you will get a good tour of all of the areas of the website.
Over to David – Check Out NAMS
Go get your marketing gift and 14 Day trial membership. I will see you in the private Facebook Group.
Check Out NAMS
Hypnotic Affiliates – that is what I am after. Yes – maybe you!
A few years ago, I began to sell other peoples products online. In fact I used to spend about 1 hour a day doing all the bits you have to do – and I made a great part time income.
Some affiliates make it a full time occupation and I know a lot of very successful affiliates.
I didn’t get that involved – but – what is actually weird (but great of course!!) is that I am still getting cheques for sales that I made a decade ago for ongoing long term online services.
Products have not been my priority for some time now.
I have been involved with Adam Eason building up a training college for hypnotherapists. To tell you the truth the college work has been an incredible task as we have videoed and prepared all of the materials and resources for online training. Yep – hundreds of hours!!
So the poor old products have sat there on our online ‘Hypnosis For Download’ store – actually selling – but by accident rather than by design.
NOW that is changing – the college marketing is under way with all of our courses in place BUT also our products are back on our radar and are part of our marketing plans.
How best to sell self-hypnosis audios and videos and promote them – with affiliates.
The best affiliates out there are people who have been selling marketing products for online selling. Great they are with huge mailing lists – and OF COURSE I will welcome those aboard – in fact GET IN TOUCH.
The best affiliates for us will be people who are hypnotherapists or people that have used the audios. Selling is all about knowing your products. BUT there is something much more important. A great affiliate is a personality who gets to know his potential customers.
So a successful affiliate will be somebody who uses social media and blogging to build the list. He/she then builds a mailing list using the opportunities and traffic building techniques guided by us – the merchant.
On the right hand side of this blog post (in the right hand column) you will see a ‘Hypnosis For Download’ Offer. I have put that there as a demonstration to our current affiliates. The offer there is totally alive and if you fill in your e-mail you will get instructions sent to you to get the half price products.
Our affiliates need to create their own blog if they haven’t got one to do just the same – but to write posts and articles/reviews about the products etc.
You may be saying I can’t write a blog. There are services out there to get the articles written (more about that another day)
Anyway I say stop those excuses. If you want to you can take an hour a day to come and learn with me – how to sell these (evergreen products) and get an additional income –
Affiliate sign up. – https://hypnosis-for-download.leaddyno.com/
If you want to get some self-hypnosis audios at half price then fill in the form on the right. You will also get a free gift of “Hypnosis Revealed” if you buy an audio. This is a great way to get some knowledge about the products if you want to sell them.
I hope to see some of you on board. There are videos and training material in the affiliates area.