In the video above I share how you can use a free blog to better promote the Free Lead System or Lead Lightning on Social Media.
In the video above I share how you can use a free blog to better promote the Free Lead System or Lead Lightning on Social Media.
Two Strategies For Linking Different Income Streams Together.
In the world of Entrepreneurship having multiple streams of income is the goal. That way if one income stream runs into trouble (or drys up completely) you still have other income streams to work with. But having multiple income streams can present challenges as well.
One challenge is integration. How can you take multiple income streams and integrate them so that they work together? Are there ways in which you can take 10 different income streams and promote them as a whole? Actually there are and I will share with you two different strategies which anyone can use to combine different income streams into a unified whole. And I will also share how I am using these strategies myself.
Strategy One: Build Your Own Website.
This may not seem to be immediately obvious, but having your own piece of real estate on the internet is a powerful thing for so many reasons.
The first reason is that having your own business website gives you your own online presence that is independent of the major social media outlets. This way if Facebook decides to ban you for whatever reason or if Twitter should suddenly go the way of MySpace, you still have an online presence that the social media giants cannot control or squash. This is important in and of itself.
The second reason for having your own business website is that it gives you the perfect platform on which you can discuss all of your related business ventures and promote them together as a whole rather than as just separate parts. And this is the focus I will elaborate on here.
Working this strategy takes creativity (as well as a website) but once you start getting into it, this creation process can turn into a pure joy rather than a dreary job. So, let’s get started in working through the steps.
Step One: Getting Your Own Website.
There are multiple ways you can get your own website up and running. The two easiest ways that I have found involve working with Blogger or a lesser known site called Wealthy Affiliate.
Blogger gives you the ability to build multiple websites (blogs) which you can use free of charge. My first several blogs were created using Blogger and it was enough to get me started in online marketing.
Wealthy Affiliate is another good option for many reasons. First WA has both free and paid memberships, and the Free Membership level gives you your first two business websites free. What sets WA apart from Blogger is that they also give you lessons in how to create your first website. Free members enjoy 20 free lessons teaching you how to get your first websites up and running and how to become a better online entrepreneur. Paid members of WA get the ability to create up to 50 business websites (25 free and 25 paid private domains) plus you get all the training courses, tutorials and weekly live trainings that the program has to offer. In addition you get many other tools that will help you become a better online business person. So, whether you want to go as a Free Member or Paid, Wealthy Affiliate has got you covered.
Step Two: Add Content To Your Website.
Once you get your first website up and running, the next step is in adding content. Ideally your content should be GREAT, but if you suck at writing, don’t worry. Shoot for adding reasonably good content and work your way up to GREAT later. The important thing is just getting started; you can always fine tune things later.
Content for your site should be more than just promotional blurbs for your businesses and opportunities. This is where many newbie marketers fall down, myself included. People don’t want to be reading a series of pure ads. What they want is to read engaging relevant content discussing problems and solutions of importance to them. So do not think of writing articles that are purely ads for your business opportunities. Instead, think in terms of “infomercials” and give content that your target audience is going to find valuable. You can talk about your business opportunity (as I already have in mentioning Wealthy Affiliate) but do not dwell exclusively on it. Add value that people can enjoy whether they take you up on your business offers or not. Overtime you will attract a readership that will eventually come to know, like and trust you, and that is when the magic can begin to happen.
Step Three: Add Information About Your Businesses.
Next, start to add targeted pieces about your businesses. Write honest reviews and make sure these business reviews are clearly visible in your main menu. You can also place small ads for your various businesses in the sidebar of your site. Try not to post too many ads. Instead focus on a few of your main businesses. You can always change these ads up from month to month or quarter to quarter.
Another way to be adding information about your businesses is by including them as mentions in the articles that you write. One way I do this is by writing an informative article about a problem people may be having along with possible solutions. Then, if I have a product or service that is a potential solution to that problem, I mention that at key points in the article. I try not to make the entire article about my product or service (after all the point is in giving the reader VALUE), but I do make mention of it and provide a link to my sales page where appropriate.
This is a strategy that can generate exposure to a number of your businesses. As people search for solutions to problems they are having, they might find themselves reading different articles about your different businesses or services. And, if they find your business site interesting reading, they may very well become regular readers or subscribers and glean more and more information about your various income streams as time goes on. This is when your business site can not only be an integration point for all of your various income streams, but can also become a lead and sales generating tool as well. It takes time to get the site built up. But, once you get the knack for it, it can pay off generously!
A Word On Free And Paid Domains
Some people may wonder about the difference between having a free domain name and a paid domain name. The main difference I see is in how professional it looks.
A free domain will look clunky and not very professional. It will look something like www.yournamehere.blogger.com or www.yournamehere.siterubix.com. And, while it can be made to work for a starter business site that you are creating on the cheap, it makes your business look cheap and tells people you have not yet reached that level of professionalism where you are able to own your own domain. But, if funds are tight, it is a definite starting point.
A paid domain will look something like www.yournamehere.com. It’s shorter, more professional looking and tells the world you have made that leap from cheap entrepreneur to entrepreneur full class. It also shows you have a greater level of commitment to your business overall.
The cost of paid domains can be very reasonable ranging from $13 to $20 per year per domain. They can also be expensive as heck, so be careful.
In the expensive as heck category there are certain website builders which will give you your own domain name plus a drag and drop builder for $23 per month per domain, but I find this way too expensive for my budget. I had one such service a few years ago and I was paying over $800 per year for only 3 domains. Ouch!
Wealthy Affiliate, on the other hand, offers it’s paid domains for around $13.99 per year per paid domain to Premium Members of the program, and they teach you all the steps in building your own website (no expensive drag and drop builder needed). The cost of Premium Membership is only $49 per month which gives you everything WA has to offer along with the ability to create up to 50 online businesses. Of course you can also be a Free Member of Wealthy Affiliate and get 2 free domains (the clunky ones) and 20 free lessons teaching you how to build and use them. In my opinion, for the beginner, Wealthy Affiliate can not be beat either in the free or paid market categories.
There are numerous other domain providers out there, and I have worked with a few. If you know a lot about website design already, you can probably get a very good deal with GoDaddy and be happy. But, if you are needing help in learning more and more about website building, SEO, keyword research, finding your own business niche and just growing as an online entrepreneur in general, a program like Wealthy Affiliate can be very valuable to you for years to come.
So there we have an outline of strategy number one. On to part two!
Strategy Two: Using Traffic Exchanges (and other tools) To Cross Promote.
Another way to join your various businesses together is by using advertising and promotional tools that allow you to link your various businesses together during the promotion process. One traffic exchange I have used in this regard is Traffic Ad Bar.
Traffic Ad Bar allows you to promote up to 5 different websites on their platform free, and they also give you a profile page where you can showcase the businesses you are a part of. All you have to do is surf for clicks to get traffic to your sites. There are also paid levels of membership which allow you to promote more websites and these levels of paid membership also give you the ability to place banner ads as well.
There are two nice features about Traffic Ad Bar that I love. One is that they promote your ads both on and off their site. As your Traffic Ad Bar ads grow in popularity they can be seen on other websites that integrate the Ad Bar. And, as you begin to move up the “Level Ladder” your ads will also be emailed out to other members of the exchange. So, once you get your ads circulating, they will be seen both on Traffic Ad Bar, other related sites, and in the email boxes of other members.
A second feature I love is that when you post your business website on the exchange Traffic Ad Bar gives you a special link to your site that you can use on other traffic exchanges and safelist mailers which will not only drive traffic to your business site, but will also earn you points on Traffic Ad Bar allowing your ads to gain more power and move further up the level ladder. The more points you earn on a daily basis, the higher your ranking and more visibility you will get. Properly used, Traffic Ad Bar can become a viral means of promoting your various offers on a variety of platforms.
If you would like to check Traffic Ad Bar out and see if it’s for you, I recommend starting with a free membership and taking things from there. Surfing traffic exchanges can take a chunk of time out of your day, and may not be for everybody. So try the free membership before laying down your hard earned cash.
Other Cross Promotional Tools
There are also other tools you can use to cross promote your various offers. One is a series of sales funnel services put out by the Power Lead System. This service allows to to use a sales funnel to promote the system (which you can use either as a free or an affiliate member) and to also promote one other of your other businesses or opportunities. You can use these systems either free, cheap, or for a very reasonable price. We’ll go with the free offer first.
Free Lead System
The Free Lead System can be used free and is set up to generate leads and to cross promote one of your other businesses in the lead generation process. As a Free Lead System member you give the system out to other people who are interested in the home based business or opportunity markets. When people accept your offer they become either your lead or that of your sponsor. There is a pass up system where you keep every other lead you generate and give every other lead to your sponsor. When people join under you, you become their sponsor and you begin to accumulate every other lead that they generate. Give away a number of these systems, and your leads can really begin to grow.
The system also promotes one of your other businesses in two different ways. First, when people join the Free Lead System and go to their back office, they will see a clickable link which will take them directly to your recommended income stream. This will be the business of your own choice, and you can change it at any time. There is also a preset autoreponder campaign which will promote Power Lead System and your own business of choice. And again, your business of choice can be changed at any time.
Using this system you can generate leads and promote one of your primary income streams. But you cannot earn commissions from FLS. But for a onetime $7 upgrade you can continue to get leads, promote your primary business and be able to earn unlimited $6 commissions to generate another stream of income. This takes us to the “cheap” Lead Lightning level.
Lead Lightning cost’s only $7 and has a few clear benefits.
First, like the Free Lead System it allows you to get leads while also promoting your primary income stream. But unlike FLS Lead Lighting has no pass ups and allows you to keep every lead you generate. Plus, when people you refer to the Free Lead System decide to upgrade to the Lead Lightning Level, you will earn a $6 commission on every $7 sale. There is no monthly fee for Lead Lightning, so as far as business opportunities go, this one is extremely reasonable.
Power Lead System Gold and Beyond
The next level in this series of funnel systems is Power Lead System Gold Affiliate Membership. This level of membership gives you the ability to use the Free Lead System, Lead Lightning and to get many other tools available in Power Lead System along with an affiliate compensation plan that is second to none.
As a PLS Gold Member you get an autoresponder complete with done for you customizable email campaigns. Use these campaigns as is to sell Power Lead System products, or rewrite them as you see fit. You also get numerous done for you sales funnels that you can use to promote Free Lead System (plus your primary) Lead Lighting System (plus your primary) or the Power Lead System (plus your primary). These sales funnels can also be customized to sell anything else you would like. Use the system to create sales funnels for your other income streams and create email campaigns in your PLS autoresponder to promote these income streams as you see fit. The system includes complete training in how to get the most out of your system. You also get access to the PLS Gold Affiliate Compensation plan allowing you to earn $20 commissions and even a chance to earn monthly bonuses based on the sales of your downline. There are a lot of tools and opportunities here for the online marketer who is willing to go for it.
If you are interested in trying this angle out, I recommend you start with the Free Lead System and work your way up from there. These opportunities are not for everybody and results are not typical in any program. So try things out one step at a time before buying in at the next levels.
These two strategies are just a drop in the bucket as far as finding ways to integrate your various income streams. You can also create a business themed YouTube channel to cross promote many of your different income streams together. Promote your YouTube channel to gain interest in your various income streams. You can also use your YouTube videos to help fill out additional content on your own website and to add more value to your written posts. Whatever you choose to do in promoting your own income streams, always keep your eyes open to different ways of integrating your different businesses into one unified whole. As a home based business owner/entrepreneur you will find many opportunities out there. Avoid the tendency to think of them as separate individuals and find ways to promote them as one.
To Your Home Based Business Success,
In yesterday’s post we saw how you could use the Free Lead System to earn commissions as a Gold Member (or higher) in PLS. In the video above I show how simple it is to set up your FLS sales funnel to earn commissions at the Lead Lighting level only.
To join Lead Lightning and be able to earn commissions while building a sale’s list, just click the link below. Lead Lightning coasts only $7 (onetime fee) and gives you the ability to earn unlimited $6 commissions.
Income Disclaimer: There is no guarantee you will earn any money with this program. Results are not typical. Your results will vary depending on your work ethic and other factors.
Affiliate Disclosure: I am an affiliate of the Power Lead System and can earn commissions when people join using my links.
When building your sales list it helps to have a free offer you can give to people. The Free Lead System offered by Power Lead System is one such offer. You can give this handy list building tool to anyone interested and immediately gain them as a member of your email marketing list. But, did you know that (providing you are at least a Lead Lightning level member of PLS) you can also use this free tool to generate commissions? Actually you can. And the higher up you are in PLS the more commissions you can generate by giving away the Free Lead System.
The beauty of the Free Lead System is that it is designed to encourage people to upgrade within PLS. People can choose to use it absolutely free if they wish (earning you leads the more your prospects use it), or they can choose to upgrade to the next level in PLS. Here is how it works.
The Pass Up Structure
When people join the Free Lead System there is a pass up system that works with free members. The first lead they generate by giving away FLS to others, they keep. The next lead they generate is passed up to their sponsor (you). The third lead they keep, and the forth is passed up and so on and so forth. So the more Free Lead Systems you give away, the faster your sales list will grow.
Now, if people get tired of passing up every other lead they generate to you, there is a voluntary upgrade they can take advantage of to not only keep every lead they generate but also to earn unlimited $6 commissions. This voluntary $7 upgrade takes them to the Lead Lightning level.
As a member of Lead Lightning your prospects will keep every lead they generate and earn a $6 commission every time one of their leads joins at the Lead Lightning level. Lead Lightning is available for a onetime fee of only $7, and there is NO monthly membership fee at that level. This makes Lead Lighting a very easy sale. And the system is designed to promote itself through it’s built in autoresponder campaign. So, when you give away the Free Lead System and you are at least a Lead Lightning member of PLS, you are set to be making unlimited $6 commissions when your prospects decide to upgrade. But the magic does not end there.
Gold Level Membership
When people upgrade to the Lead Lightning level the system then starts promoting the next level of PLS, the Gold Membership level. When your prospects decide to upgrade to Gold then you earn that commission too providing you are a Gold Member yourself. Note that you can not earn commissions for a level you yourself are not a member of. But, by just giving away the Free Lead System as a paid affiliate and letting the system sell itself, you can be earning commissions almost on autopilot.
How I Use FLS
As a Diamond Level member of PLS I am set up to earn $6 commissions, $20 commissions and $100 commissions every time my prospects decide to upgrade within PLS. I am not yet a Platinum or MTI level member of PLS so I can not yet earn those commissions. But upgrading to those levels as soon as I am able is definitely on my To Do list!
I have only recently begun to promote my Free Lead System sales funnel, but already I have begun to build multiple leads and earn $6 and $20 commissions. And, while my results are not typical, I am pleased with my progress so far and looking forward to my first $100 commission using this system.
How To Set Up Your FLS Funnel.
Many people in PLS are not aware of the Free Lead System and do not know how to make use of it. In the video training above I demonstrate how you can set up your Free Lead System sales funnel so you can earn the highest level of commission possible. The set up is pretty easy, as the video demonstrates. (See Above)
As a Diamond member of PLS I have set up numerous Free Lead System funnels using the tools given me by the Power Lead System. One modest example is below:
*Please note that as a free member of FLS you can not earn commissions. But you can use the free system to build your sales list and to automatically promote your primary business if you have one. Upgrading to Lead Lightning gives you the ability to earn $6 commissions and the higher up you go in PLS membership the higher the commissions you are qualified to earn.
**Also note that results are not typical here. There is no guarantee you will earn any money using FLS or PLS. Your results will vary depending on your work ethic and other factors. But I know as a Diamond level affiliate myself that I am very happy with this system.
To Join at the Free Lead System level, just click on the link above.
To Join PLS as a Gold Member or higher, click link below. Take advantage of their 7 Day Free Trial Membership offer and see if Power Lead System is for you.
A Free Tool For Entrepreneurs…
If you have been in the world of online marketing for any length of time you have probably heard of safelist mailers and traffic exchanges. In this post I am going to do a mini review of HercuList Plus, a platform that is part safelist mailer and part traffic exchange. I’ve been using this platform for only a brief length of time, but I am already impressed with what I see here.
HercuList Plus started it’s life as a huge safelist mailer a few years ago (known then simply as HercuList), and that is the first aspect of this platform I will mention here.
HercuList Plus has two mailing options for free members. The first is the Regular Mailer which allows you to mail once each day without using any credits. You can join and then immediately blast your ad to community members. A nice feature to have.
Then HercuList Plus also has a Credit Mailer. To use this feature you first must accumulate credits by reading what HercuList Plus refers to as Blurbs and Ads. You are awarded so many points for watching these ads. Once you get a minimum of 500 points, you are allowed to send using the Credit Mailer. To date HercuList Plus boasts a membership of 89,525 people, so the more credits you use for mailing purposes the better.
There is another part of HercuList Plus which looks and feels like a traffic exchange to me. This is a feature know as theZone.
TheZone is a place where people can enter their best sales page and have it promoted alongside others in exchange for viewing the pages of others. To participate in theZone one first submits the link they would like to promote (this can be changed at any time). Then you earn points by viewing the ads of others in theZone. Every point you earn is credited back to your account and is used to drive views to your sales page. Spend as much time in theZone as you like. It provides you with yet another option to get eyeballs on your offer.
How It Works For Free Members
Free members can use the Regular Mailer, the Credit Mailer and theZone as they see fit. The Regular Mailer can be used once per day, no credits required. The Credit Mailer and theZone both require some surfing to earn credits. There is a 20 second timer for free members while surfing, so you may want to buget some time in those areas.
Of course you can upgrade to get some time shaved off the timer and you can also buy credits to get your ads out faster without spending your time surfing. HercuList Plus also offers paid ads that are placed throughout the site. So, if all you want to do is paid advertising, HercuList Plus has you covered there as well.
My Experience So Far
I see HercuList Plus as a fun and easy site to use. It is loaded with ads, but then again that is the whole point of the platform. So far I have been using the site for 24 hours and I have already gotten some optins to my offers. All in all I feel this is a site worthy of your consideration.
Check the site out for free and see what you think. As far as safelist mailers and traffic exchanges go HercuList Plus is one worthy of your consideration.
A presentation on how you can start your online business using two free tools.
I am a home based business Entrepreneur. But, it was not always that way with me.
I wasn’t born a work at home kind of guy. Instead I was raised with the attitude that you had to go out and find a good job with a good company in order to earn a living. And I followed that line of thinking for over 40 years.
Throughout the course of my working life I have held down a variety of jobs, all of which required some sort of travel.
My first job was working in a dish room cleaning plates. Then I got into retail grocery, often working the night shift.
From there I went into the light industrial world manufacturing all kinds of things from air conditioner compressors to fishing boats. These were good jobs…until the manufacturing went overseas to China.
Finally I landed the most challenging job of my life; working as a senior pastor for a Christian Church. I held this position for 6 years and it was here that I got my taste for weekly travel.
As a senior pastor my denomination wanted me to continue my seminary studies to stay up to date. In order to do this I had to travel 460 miles round trip every week to attend classes. When I got back home I also had to do the normal work of tending the church and the needs of the congregation. This included home visitations, sick calls, hospital visits, officiating at funerals and leading Bible Study and Sunday Services. I estimate that I was traveling an average of 600 miles + most every week. My car and I became very good friends.
Then, after 6 years of being a pulpit minister with little time for home and family, I decided to let that position go so I could work in the area of private ministry. I had high ideals but no experience in starting up a private ministry on my own. Within a year my resources were shot and I found I had to go back to the work grind again to help pay the bills.
This put me into my last paying job in which I went back into the retail world working the night shift. I traveled from my home in the country to the nearest large city to go to work, once again logging in over 600 miles each week behind the wheel of my car. I did this for another 3 years until finally a series of events began to unfold which made it necessary for me to change my thinking and my life forever.
My Adventures With Alzheimer’s Disease.
In 2011 it became painfully clear that my mother was struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease. To make matters worse, my father was also showing signs of what would later be diagnosed as vascular dementia. I could see that they could no longer be left on their own and needed a caregiver for at least part of the day. Since I was the only child who lived close by, the task fell to me. So, in the early months of 2011, my wife and I had to figure out a way to work from home giving me the time I needed to take care of my parents. This turned out to be a necessary and yet frightening move for us both.
How We Did It.
Fortunately I had already become something of an Entrepreneur before having to make this move. While working the night shift in the city, I got a few daytime jobs lined up periodically doing lawn care jobs for people who lived along the route I traveled. I had several happy clients and felt that, with enough local advertising, I could increase my client base to be able to go full time in the lawn care field while still giving me enough time to be caregiver for my parents. And, for a while, this business arrangement worked.
At the same time, we had not given up on building our own independent ministry. While I was away from the house doing lawn care and sitting with my parents, my wife began to supplement our income working as a phone friend coaching people with relationship issues. She found a psychic reader network that was looking for people who could read Tarot, and she found a market for Spanish speaking people who were looking for guidance and advice. She became an instant hit on this network.
This led me to seriously consider finding a way to earn money utilizing the power of the internet rather than working outside of the home at all. So I started trying to teach myself the skills of website design and online business building. It was quite an education!
My Early Adventures In Online Marketing.
My first attempts at building websites took the form of utilizing free blogging services. I built up several Blogger pages, but it took me a while to get any traction. After a while I began to see that having a more professional looking domain name would be an advantage. My free sites up to this point had been ones that looked something like www.yournamehere.blogspot.com and I thought having my own private domain name would make things look far more professional. So I went with one service that I thought might help. It turned out to be an expensive mistake.
I found a company named Webs that had an easy to use system where I could build websites for $23 per month per website. Thinking it might help, I tried it for a while. At one point I had 3 websites built up with Webs and was paying over $800 per year. Plus I had the problem of still not fully knowing what I was doing and having no one to teach me how to do things better. Then I discovered Wealthy Affiliate.
The Wealthy Affiliate Difference!
In 2018 I decided to pull the trigger on Wealthy Affiliate. I had heard of them in the past, but was put off by the negative way in which people like “Ethan Vanderbuilt III” promoted it. But I finally got to the point where I knew I needed not only custom domains but help and education in how to make these domains profitable. At that time WA had been around for over a decade, so I knew they were legit. I signed up with them as a free starter member and immediately I was impressed.
With Wealthy Affiliate I found they offered domains (both free and paid) and lessons I could use as a free member. I was so impressed by what I saw as a free member that within 24 hours I decided to go all the way into Premium Membership wishing I had discovered them when I was first starting out in 2011.
Wealthy Affiliate gave me many tools for building online businesses. The most obvious of these are the domains. As a free member I could get 2 free websites and 20 lessons on how to build and monetize them. As a Premium Member I found I could create 25 free websites and 25 paid private domains. Plus I got access to all of the lessons, training, tutorials, live trainings (52 Live Trainings each year) Community Support, WordPress Themes and Plugins, content creation tools, an affiliate marketing platform, business niche help, keyword research tools, and a lot lot more. When I saw all this I was happy to go premium.
Another aspect of Wealthy Affiliate that people can use both as a free and paid member is the Wealthy Affiliate Referral Plan. Refer people to the Wealthy Affiliate program and you can be earning recurring commissions when they join as premium members. There is so much value to this program, I’ve been kicking myself for not taking advantage of this much sooner.
My Advice For Newbies
If you are in a position where you need to create your own home based business, do not waste time trying to reinvent the wheel as I did. I encourage you to give Wealthy Affiliate a try and let them help you create your first home based business. As a free member you can create up to 2 free business sites. And as a Premium Member you can create up to 50. So there is lots of room for growth. And you get expert advice teaching you how to get things done and how to get traffic to your sites. Don’t make the same mistake I did by putting things off. Get your FREE STARTER MEMBERSHIP today and see for yourself what this remarkable program can do for you.
To Your Future Business Growth,
A Power Lead System Overview and Training.
Are you still looking for a way to earn money from home?
If so, you may want to check into the Power Lead System.
With PLS you get the tools for making money at home in a system that has been around for several years. You also get many levels of training and group support along with a compensation plan that is second to none.
Take advantage of their 7 Day Free Trial and see if this program might be for you.