Build email list FAST with Facebook Retargeting

everybody welcome to profit copilot my name is Mick Meany and in this article I’m gonna show you how to do some Facebook retargeting. So this is really good if you are building an email list how it works is when someone visits your website the Facebook pixel will fire and then when they visit Facebook we can display a custom advert just to that person so in a previous article we made the pixel we installed it on the website and. Now it’s firing it’s collecting data which lets us create custom audience and then create an advert for that audience and I’m going to give you the main touch points on how to do that in this article so here we are in facebook and previously I created a Facebook pixel court profit copilot. But we are gonna target people who have visited the website and nobody else. So this makes our campaigns very effective very targeted and. You know. fairly cheap to run so we to do this we need to create a custom audience and then we can choose the pixel here and then all website visitors or people who’ve visited a specific page so we can do some fairly clever things here. But for the purpose of simplicity I’m just gonna target everybody who visited the website in the last 100 180 days and then I’m gonna pull it profit copilot test audience and then we can create an ad targeting just those people and then we need to choose an objective so I’m just gonna choose traffic for the moment for the purpose of simplicity for this article so I’m gonna put traffic demo click continue and here we can go ahead and create the type of advert that we like we can choose our daily budget we can really get down into creating the advert that will be displayed specifically to the people who have visited our website and what kind of advert might you want to create with this well you might want to offer people a lead magnet and funnel them into your email list and through your sales funnel that way that could be a very good starting point. Because how we tend to do things is we use the blog content as as a way to lure people into the website. Because we give them value for free upfront and all that stuff through blog posts through content creation once they visit the website we pixel them so we can. Now retarget them and and follow up with them. Because they are. Now warm to us they know who we are they’re familiar with our brand they are more inclined to subscribe to the email list if they haven’t done so already and of course using this process using custom audiences we can we can avoid the Splane displaying the advert to people who have already opted in I will make another article about that. But for the purpose of simplicity I just want to show you how to get up and running with a retargeting campaign that you can. You know. you can start using today so like within minutes you can start building your email list more efficiently. So I hope you found this useful if you have as always hit the thumbs up button below subscribe to the channel hit the little Bell notification and you’ll get another article from me like this tomorrow and that will help you to get a little bit more independence and freedom through online entrepreneurship so thank you for watching have a great day and I hope that your campaigns work out really well and you drive a lot more traffic people into your your funnel as a result take care.

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Blogger’s Sales Funnel Explained

hey guys it’s Mick many here again and thank you for stopping by so today we’re going to look at what kind of content you should be using in your sales funnel especially if you’re doing things like blogging or creating some kind of content. So you could be writing articles you could be making articles or you could be doing podcasts webinars or whatever it is whatever is that you’re doing this is going to be a huge benefit to you if you’re building an email list so I’m going to show you how powerful the right kind of sales funnel can be. Now a sales funnel is well it’s really just a fancy way of moving someone from not knowing who you are to a state where they want to buy your stuff. Okay, listen though I’m not going to BS you. Okay, I’m going to tell you the reality of the situation right this is the ugly truth and I’m going to show you just how difficult it is to make a profit. Because most of the people that consume your stuff that read your blog posts watch your articles they won’t buy for you. But that is okay. Because thankfully we only need a really small number of people to become customers and we can still do pretty good from that so it’s still worth that time. But getting it right is important there’s a sequence to this so before we begin I want you to pause this article right. Now and if you haven’t got one already then go ahead and create a new folder on your desktop computer and call it profit copilot tips or something else descriptive we’ll come back and use this later on right. Okay, so today it’s all about the right way to structure your sales funnel and what type of content you should be using at every stage this is a critical step to get right. Because well it generates most of the profit for our businesses the behind the scenes and mechanics of a website is what’s large responsible for the revenue right it’s the stuff that nobody really sees unless they go through all the stages of your funnel and. You know. that’s something that took me a long time to figure out and really he was actually somebody else who explained it all to me so. Now I’d like to pay it forward and help you guys out who might be struggling to make sense of things and make all this stuff work. So you probably heard of sales funnels before and you might already have one and if you do that’s great and if you’ve been watching my articles and listening to my podcasts and reading my plug posts then you’ll know that I spend a lot of time talking about sales funnels. Because. You know. it’s important stuff. But there’s a right way to do it there’s a right way to structure the sales file and a wrong way to structure it so I’m going to show you the right way to do it you probably already know that most of the people who visit your website or whatever vehicle you’re using to sell. So you might be using YouTube or whatever well most of the people visit won’t buy from you at least not straightaway it’s a bit silly to expect someone who doesn’t know who you are or your clients to just hand over their money to a complete stranger so that’s why we need a sales funnel we need a way to re-engage all the people who decided not to buy the first time around so that percentage of people is huge and only a very small fraction of the people who meet you for the first time will trust you enough to do business with you so we’ve got loads of ways to re-engage people and turn the no into a yes. But to make all that work you’re going to need the right kind of funnel and take them on the right kind of journey I’ll show you how it’s done right. Now you see there’s a sequence involved that moves somebody through all the different stages from not knowing who you are from not knowing anything about you and moving them to a stage where they actually know that they can trust you enough with their money to do business with you and that’s where we want to be I think that’s how we build a good solid business oh. You know. if you like me and pretty much everybody else in my Facebook group then you probably want to create awesome content that genuinely helps people and you’ll also want to build a strong in healthy business in an ethical way without taking advantage of people and without using any of that high P sleazy internet marketing stuff right. So this is how we do it this is the right kind of funnel for the job you see there’s three stages to this kind of funnel and I’ll run you through each of them. Now the first component the first stage is called seeding the second stage is called appraisal and the third stage is called conversion and each one of these has a set of very specific functions and we’ll talk about each one of these too so I’ll go through each one of these stages in more detail and I’ll tell you why we use each one I’ll tell you why it’s important and I’ll tell you why we need it then I’ll tell you the primary objective and the purpose of each stage I’ll also tell you what types of content work best at every stage. Because not all pieces of content serve the same purpose right I’ll explain what types of content work best and where so then I’ll explain what results you need to be aware of at every stage what kind of things you need to be looking out for and tracking. Because when you think about it there’s no point in creating loads of awesome content that well besides helping people doesn’t have any other purpose right see we can use it to help people deliver value to the marketplace. But we can also use it to move people closer towards us and bring them further into the sales process and as they move closer to us the amount of value they receive from us increases as a result so we need to use the right kind of content in the right way and then we need to monitor the results that each piece of content gives us so we need to be aware of the metrics so we can tweak and fine-tune things as we go along. Now there’s a lot of information out there and some people actually split them up into nine or ten stages and if that works for you then great. But really when we boil it all down we’ll boil everything down and simplify everything there’s really only three stages that we actually need to worry about and that’s all we need to make this work if you’re creating awesome content. Now you can tweak and refine this later on. But for the sales that are coming in and the funnel is up and running so to get to that stage to make that happen quickly which just need the first three stages so let’s start with the seeding stage this is where we start planting ideas we start planting seeds that will grow and produce something that we can harvest later on and this is really all all about cold traffic. You know. that’s website visitors who’ve never heard of you they don’t know anything about you they may not even know that they have a problem that needs to be solved so there’s a sequence that you have to take them through to get them to the bottom of your follow which is of course having them buying your stuff and this is especially true if you’re selling big-ticket items the more expensive things are the more thought they require the more considerations needed so the more money that’s involved the more time they’ll need to think about it so at this stage you’re just making people aware of the problem making them aware of your solution and let’s be honest not everybody who’s going to come into the funnel is going to stick around right people are going to exit and that’s fine that’s perfectly. Okay, it’s normal so your stuff isn’t going to for everybody I know should it be it’s perfectly fine. But they leave the funnel. Maybe they don’t need the content you’re providing. Maybe they’ve already solved the problem on their own by themselves. Maybe they don’t like your style hey. Maybe they don’t like your haircut who knows right the point is not everybody is going to want what ever is you’ve got so don’t let that get you down. But other people will stick around and they’ll move down into the appraisal stage of the funnel. So this stage they’re starting to realize that there is a problem and they’re thinking about ways to solve it so they start looking at what their options are they start to desire a solution and they start evaluating those potential solutions that could be looking at your solution that can be looking at your competitors and remember they have the option to just do nothing right. I mean a lot of people out there will choose to do nothing there’s an awful lot of people out there in the world who don’t want to deal with their problems or face them and find a solution. You know. for whatever reason so a high percentage of people will exit your funnel at this point and that’s. Okay, it’s perfectly normal. Maybe they’ll go to a competitor. Maybe they’ll keep looking for a solution who knows right so people who stay they know moves down to the bottom of your funnel the conversion stage. So this is the point of sale this is where we harvest the seeds that we plant it at the top of full you’ve taken them from seeding to appraisal right down to conversion and this is the last stage of the funnel and this is where we see people spending more money people will be more likely to buy high ticket items buy things that have more risk involved and things like that so as content creators we have to understand how the content we make can move people through all three stages so we have the top of the funnel which is ceiling we have the middle from the funnel which is appraisal and then we have the bottom on the film which is conversion and each one of these stages have a set of gold attached to it and specific types of content that you can use for that specific stage I’ll give you a quick overview. Okay, so the top of the funnel uses things like blog posts social media updates podcasts articles photographs newsletters and all that kind of stuff the purpose of this is to increase awareness of your brand to grow your website traffic to increase engagement and all of that kind of stuff the middle of the sales funnel uses things like webinars surveys quizzes resources and you can even give them a coupon that will move them from the middle of this of the funnel to the bottom stage a lot quicker the purpose of this is to grow your email list to grow your retargeting lists and all of that kind of stuff so the last stage the bomb of the funnel uses things like free demonstrations free trials webinars with sales page attached a mini course customer stories and all that kind of stuff the purpose of this one is of course to get sales that’s a primary objective. But we can also do some pretty cool things when we’re down in this stage so we can nurture leads we can maximize customer value so we can increase how much each customer is worth to the business so we can encourage them to buy more stuff at the point of sale we can also increase by a frequency so we can encourage them to buy from us more often once we know what kind of content to deliver then we have to figure out what kind of results we should be looking for so we need data this is what’s going to guide you so always follow the numbers like the numbers lead you. Okay, so let’s go back to the top of the funnel and look at the things we need to keep an eye on the stats and the metrics that kind of stuff we need to keep an eye on the number of inbound links to your website we need to keep an eye on the demographics so the type of visitors and where they’re coming from we want to keep an eye on site engagement rates so the amount of comments and social media shares and that kind of stuff that is really important to keep an eye on so the things that we need to monitor at the middle of the funnel are things like the conversion rate of your lead page so that’s the percentage of people who opt in to your email list we also need to keep an eye on the actual stats the actual number of people subscribing that’s important you see we also need to be aware of the open rate of the emails and then we also have to keep allowed to click-through rates of those and seriously guys if you’re not building your own email list yet and if you’re still struggling to make sense and. You know. generate ready I know some of you are then building an email list should be your absolute priority so let’s crack on with this. Okay, finally at the bottom of the funnel the numbers that will keep an eye on include things like the conversion rate so that’s the percentage of people who accept the offer and buy from us we also need to keep an eye on the actual number of customers so we look at those stats too we need to keep an eye on the retention rate and we need to look at the average customer value so that will tell us how much we can spend on advertising and that kind of stuff. Okay, so that’s a lot of stuff right well if you use this structure that I’ve outlined for you and consider what purpose each piece of content you produce serves then you’ll ultimately increase the number of people stick around in the sales funnel for longer and you’ll ultimately increase a number of people who buy your stuff so that’s a good situation to be in that’s exactly where we want to be headed. Okay, so I’ll probably return to this kind of sales for again at some point in the future. Because it’s a massive area and we can really spend ages hours going through or. But if you’re producing content if you’re blogging making articles making podcasts any of that good stuff then this is the exact funnel that you need to get started with for. Now the important parts to remember are we’ve got three stages of a sales funnel and they are called seeding appraisal and conversion each one serves a specific purpose so the top of the funnel is about creating awareness and planting seeds growing your website traffic and that kind of thing and to do this effectively we want to use blog posts articles podcasts and all that good stuff the middle stage is all about growing your email list about presenting your solution or whatever it is that you selling maybe as a service at this stage your subscribers will be considering your product so we can use things like surveys or quizzes give them resources they can use to solve part of the problem and then the final stage the bottom of the funnel is all about making the sale so we’re focused on increasing the conversion rate increasing the number of people who buy from us and the type of content that we use to achieve this could be things like free demonstrations free trials customer stories webinars and all that kind of stuff. Okay, so that’s pretty much everything that you need to know on how to get this up and running quickly and also give you the diagram that we’ve been using so I’ll give that for you for free as a handy download. So you can keep it and use it whenever you need to anytime you want to remind yourself go ahead and download that. Now and save it in the folder you created at the start of this ok. So I think that’s about it from me for today I hope you have found this to be immensely beneficial and useful to your business and I hope you use it to get more sales and drive more profit into your business and if you have found it useful then you might like to get more stuff just like this from me. So you can get more articles more free tips podcasts blog post profit copilot calm slash subscribe ok thank you for joining me today and I’ll see you again real soon you.

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Blog Traffic Challenge Week 1 Results

hey guys welcome to profit Kabbalah it’s mcweenie here again and it’s the seventh day of the blog traffic challenge can you believe we’ve been doing this for a week already so I’m gonna give you a little rundown of what we’ll have been doing and where we are right. Now so as you might know we started last week with blog commenting then we brought in some forum marketing into the equation and then we ramped up towards the end of the week by bringing in social media marketing so we’re using things like Facebook groups to drive traffic and have a look at the stats from the last seven days so as you can see you’re in the middle of the week the traffic just shot up to around 300 people there are nearly 400 people and then towards the weekend it started to dip back down and then yesterday and today we can see the traffic ascending back up. Now let’s have a look at the overall results from the last seven days so as you can see we’ve had nearly two thousand sessions we’re one visit away from 1,500 users the average session duration is not where I would like it to be maybe that will increase fingers cross and as you can see here we have 390 sessions returning and then 1499 and new and this 20% is. Because we are using the same traffic sources and we are using a mailing list it’s very important so every time you publish ya send an email does have me a massive email just a quick note to let them know that you’ve published something new and give them a strong reason to click on the link through to your blog post so there you go we’ve got all this traffic for free it hasn’t cost us a penny its cost us time. But there is something bigger going on here which will become apparent the more we go into this process you see we are building relationships on these platforms it’s not just about their 1,500 people that we’ve got in that week it’s not about the 12% or so or 20% that convert into leads it’s not about that at the moment it’s really about establishing yourself in communities where people who are similar to you have similar passions and interests hang out people that you naturally resonate with people that you have a natural rapport with so we’re not trying to fake anything we are building real solid genuine relationships with the people that we should be networking with the people that we will eventually become friends with. Okay, and in these groups we have got people that we can approach and talk to and cross-promote with and that’s the next phase of what we’re going to do going into this week it’s all about looking at the relationships that we’ve built over the last week so we’ve given awesome value we’ve demonstrated that we we have we’re for real we love the topic the niche that were in we know what we’re talking about and we are willing to share our passion and share our knowledge with the people who want to progress in that topic we’re going to cross-promote with people and they don’t even have to be bloggers they don’t have to have a massive social media press that presence. You know. they don’t have to be big names so there you go just a little update to let. You know. how I’m getting on with the traffic challenge keep an eye out for another article in a few days we’re gonna I’m going to show you what I’ve done how you can do it too how you can drive more traffic to your blog so thank you for watching and I’ll see you again in a few days.

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Blog traffic challenge Top secret web traffic source

hey everybody welcome to profit copilot it’s Mik meanie here again and I’ve got another update on the blog traffic challenge that would be noon you might remember last week things went wrong the host that the couch is down. Because we were getting too much traffic and it was great too many was using up too many resources on the shared hosting account the shuts down. So I moved to a VPS and. Now we are in recovery mode so have a look at these stats for yourself there we’ve got a period where we’ve got practically no traffic coming to the site and then we are. Now in recovery mode or coming out of that and as you can see two or three days into it we broke a thousand people in a day Mac again for the second time in this process which is amazing so how did I do this obviously some of that traffic is residual it’s from the things that we did. You know. over the last couple of weeks so the blog comments in the forum marketing the social media stuff the roundup posts that we’ve been doing so we’re still benefiting from that work that we did and we’re still gonna. You know. benefit from this way into the future. But here specifically what I’ve started doing is using aggregator websites. Now you might be wondering what the heck are aggregated websites well there are websites that really don’t make any content of their own and they use other people’s content and share it and become a resource in a niche and the very niche specific websites and they show the latest news the latest best content relates how to stuff. You know. wherever it’s happening wherever is good in that niche they will share it with their audience and this is a really good way to generate traffic to your website I’m sorry if you can hear that noise outside we’ve got work going on in the apartment block at the moment we were flooded a couple of weeks ago on they since they there’s still. You know. sorting stuff out so apologies I apologize if you can hear that noise coming through on the audio which there’s there’s a lot of workmen outside so we’re using aggregator websites to drive traffic and the trick to get in on these is to be persistent. Okay. So you have to build up a relationship just like pretty much everything else that we do online we have to build up relationships with people. So you find aggregator sites in your niche and then you you persistently contact them with your latest offerings your latest blog posts. Okay, and you let them see the value of what you are creating in your niche and you you it doesn’t have to be the latest news it doesn’t have to be breaking stuff that nobody else has spoke about before it just has to be good stuff for their audience obviously that’s good for your audience too. So you make sure you are in alignment your values are in alignment so no more spinning articles no more hiring people to write articles that are loaded with keywords all that stuff won’t flying. Okay, you got to do it for real when you do it for real you get real results so that’s how I’ve done it just approached aggregator websites persistently so send them new stuff every day and every day. Now they are featuring my content on their websites and they are sending a sizable amount of traffic to us there you go aggregating websites that’s the big secret. Okay, hope you found this useful if you have hit the like button below subscribe to the channel – and you got to get more articles like this probably another one tomorrow talking about who knows what. But it’s gonna help you do better online I’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Blog traffic challenge Sever meltdown!

without a bit of a disaster guys have a look at this so as you can see we’re in Google Analytics again and last week we broke through the thousand people barrier and that was all awesome feeling really confident about the challenge then the day after there’s practically no traffic coming to the site then yesterday again no traffic and today there is no traffic coming to the site so what happened he was looking so positive where’d it go wrong well remember that the site kept cutting out the server kept going down and what’s happened is the hosting account has shut us down. Now I’m not going to name him I’m not gonna try and damage anybody’s business I will say that they are part of eat haiji which I didn’t know when I signed up so how are we going to fix this well what we’re doing at the moment is we have taken the website we’ve taken the database all the articles everything and we are shifting it over to my virtual private server as we speak then the DNS will be set and we have to wait for that to propagate around the internet so we might be back up and running today or tomorrow. But this is not going to defeat us we’re going to carry on we’re going to dig in I said I’d show you everything warts and all and this is certainly one of the warts so as you can see no traffic the challenge could be over. But it’s not we’re gonna fix this. Because things go wrong in business right. You know. if we if we gave up. Because we fell at every hurdle then we’d never get anywhere so I’ve encountered this kind of thing before not a couple of weeks after I set up a website taking a few months to get to that level where a hosting provider is setting up he’s up too many resources there’s too much traffic coming to that site so maybe I should have gone with with a VPS at the start. But I didn’t think they admire oh well lesson learned so I’ll be back again with another update in a few days and hopefully we’re gonna have some traffic to talk about. So if you like this article if you like the challenge give this article a thumbs up. Because that gets the article out to more people so the more people like it the the wider reach it will have my only attention with this stuff is to help info marketers so list builders bloggers product creators. You know. so thank you for watching and I will see you again in a few days when I have something to report.

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Blog traffic challenge New traffic method

hey everybody welcome to profit copilot and today is the final day of the blog traffic challenge hasn’t it been an awesome month it’s gone so fast I can’t believe that were we’re at the end already so let’s not waste any time let’s get down into the stats let’s have a look so as you can see this is the journey we have been on over the last month and as you can see at the stats others practically zero traffic coming in very small amounts of traffic and it slowly starts to creep up and dip back down and then we have a big spike in traffic when we start really jiving with things and then disaster we lost the website we were shut down. Because the server couldn’t cope with the amount of traffic we were sending which is a good thing. So I moved it to the VPS that took a few days for the dns to propagate and then we start climbing back up and then it was just we were plain sailing over a thousand visitors a day a day consistently so amazing results and as you can see thinks that’s a really climb towards the end where we’re getting over 2,000 visitors a day sometimes nearly 3,000 a day and how did I do this towards the end this is a top secret traffic method I have never revealed before okay. But it’s not the only one I’m gonna reveal I’m gonna give you a few I have not mentioned before and I’m gonna tell you how you can get them at the end of this article so make sure you watch all the way through so how I got this the top secret traffic method that I used was Awards what I did was I found notable recognizable blogs in my industry and let me stress this make. It really clear they don’t have to be massive high-traffic sites for this they just have to be decent respectable. You know. following best practices good web sites that our visitors will genuinely get a great deal of value from so approach 10 of these websites I said here’s an award I’m listing you as a top 10 best web site in this nation and I also have a little badge for you to display on your website if you would like to show off the award of course nobody is gonna display that badge a very few will. But that’s not the point. Okay, what we do is we approach them with a badge with a link to our website or say we’ve awarded you with this awesome award just recognition of how brilliant you are knowing that they probably won’t put that in the sidebar what’s really happening here is here’s a big ask it’s not they’re not going to go for. But they will probably promote the fact that they have been awarded in some way so they might give us a shout out on Twitter they might email their subscribers they might mention it on their blog post it on Facebook there’s multiple ways for them to promote the fact that we have give them industry recognition for best practices or however you like to word it. Now I said I’ve got some more strategies and I told you that you can get them at the end of this article well here’s how you do it instead of making this article 20 or 30 minutes long what I’ve done is I have got another article for you that goes into a bit more detail about the process and the journey that we have gone on over the last 30 days and I’ve broke it down into the exact types of blog content we have created over the last 30 days and how to use that. So if you want that there will be some way beneath this article for you to obtain that article so I’ll leave it there thank you for joining me on this journey it’s been an amazing experiment and as you can see we’ve got over 30,000 page views in the last month I think this has been a really successful experiment thank you for joining me I hope you’ve learnt some stuff let’s give you. You know. at least one new idea if it’s done that I’m very happy so thank you for watching like the article if you found it useful subscribe to this channel hit the bell notification see you tomorrow take care guys.

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Blog traffic challenge 2,000+ website visitors in a day

hey guys welcome to profit copilot it’s make meanie here again and I’ve got another blog traffic update for you so as you might know we’re doing the 30 day blog traffic challenge I’m trying to send as much traffic as I can to a brand new blog using free methods so at the beginning of the week the beginning of the challenge I started do blog commenting that was. Okay. You know. it didn’t set the world on fire it was. Okay, then I incorporated forum marketing into that so making a really strong signature on forum posts that did really well that boosted the traffic of and as you can say have a look at the stats. Okay, I’m going to explain so here you can see that the traffic shut up to over 250 people and then up to around 400 and. You know. we’re not too far away from the five hundred sessions mark and then it dipped down again so let me explain what was what is happening here so in addition to everything else that we’ve been doing the blog comments in the forum posting that kind of thing what I’ve also added is social media marketing so things like Twitter Facebook groups LinkedIn Pinterest all that awesome stuff that we know can send huge amounts of traffic to a website when it’s done right. So if you want to replicate this and you want to put social media into your mix what I would strongly suggest you do is pay close attention to your headlines. Okay, you want to make a really strong solid emotionally driven headline and use that to lure people in to your blog of course you have to deliver on the headline. So if you can’t use clickbait you can’t use. You know. horrible techniques that don’t deliver if you make a promise in your headline make sure that you fulfill that promise on the blog post so that’s the strategy that I have incorporated at the moment and it’s. Okay, it’s paying off and let me show you something else so I’m going to scroll down for you have a look here so these are the sessions since we began this challenge and here are the number of actual users that have visited it’s almost a thousand and then here we have the number of pageviews which is 1348 so what I really want you to pay close attention to is this bit the new visitor versus returning visitor so as you can see 17% of the people who visit the this blog are repeat visitors that is a really good indication ideally if we can get this 50 50 50 that will be amazing I don’t think we’re gonna do it. But I deal II we want to see half the people who visit a site return and then half the people who visit our fresh blood coming in new leads coming in to and coming into the block and then 50 percent of those are so engaged so into our content that they come back for more let me say this is a result of using an email list so every time I publish a new post I send it out to the email list and this helps keep the returning visitor percentage fairly high. Now another metric which I’d like you to have a look at is the average session duration. Now it’s. Okay, I think it’s a little bit on the low side. But considering that it’s a new blog it doesn’t have that many posts it’s. Okay, it’s. You know. hopefully hopefully we can get that up. I mean if we can break the minute mark if we can have our visitors sustain on on the website for a whole minute that will be amazing also have a look at the country that the traffic is coming from so here we have the United States at top counted a second and then United Kingdom third an Australia fourth this is exactly the kind of traffic that we would want to see and this is the most profitable traffic as well so there you go a little bit of an update for you of the last few days and listen there’s also blog posts that accompany these articles too so head to the website have a look through the blog posts you’re going to get more in-depth information so thank you for watching give me a like subscribe to the channel and I will see you again in a few days thanks for watching.

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Bitcoin Mining Vs. Litecoin Mining in November 2017 Which is ACTUALLY Better

What is up. ladies and gentlemen and welcome back to the tech crank house. So this article will actually center around cryptocurrency mining. So if you like her pick currency money you’re in for a treat also feel free to leave like share subscribe and hit that Bell button below to receive a notification every time the tech crack house uploads a article other than that folks let’s go ahead and get right into it alright ladies and gentlemen welcome back to the tank cash house so first things first this article is really just for fun it is kind of a comparison however it’s not really all that research-intensive it is somewhat research intensive intensive for me I did do research for this article. But a lot of these figures I’ve kind of covered in previous articles and I just wanted to do a bit of a mash up article between them pardon me and give you some idea of which is more profitable. Okay, litecoin or bitcoin. Now these are some of the oldest cryptocurrencies that have actually been around since the inception of a cryptocurrencies which really began mostly with Bitcoin and they are totally different. Okay, they couldn’t really be more different they both have coin in the title. But like I said very different currencies so Bitcoin over here uses the sha-256 mining language and litecoin uses the script mining language so totally different mining languages which means that essentially their block chains are processed differently and tidied up differently by miners this is the totally different process totally different. Okay, when comparing the difficulty you can see that like coin only has a difficulty of and just over a 1 a million whereas Bitcoin has difficulty of my god. Okay, let’s see here alright there’s a million there’s a billion I believe it has a difficulty of over 1 trillion which is nuts ok that’s absolutely nuts Bitcoin is difficult to mine it’s block reward is also smaller than like coins block reward. Okay, at twelve point five coins per block light coin is 25 coins so it’s roughly half pool fees of course here are the same power cost is the same and here we’re actually looking at the bit main l3 + minor the minor from Vic bit main here we’re looking at the bit main and minor s9 or the a minor l3 rear the a minor s9 from bit made so these are essentially the flagship miners for these two currencies the hardware costs here are. You know. kind of inflated. Because honestly I’m thinking about doing a comparison for right. Now. You know. and bit main always takes a while to ship their miners. So if you want a miner currently you will have to pay more for it and you’ll have to buy it off of the site like eBay or other sites that offer the miners for kind of secondhand sale so. Because of that the a minor l3 Plus is currently going for about $3,400 with the cost of the power supply included the power supply cost about a hundred and fifty dollars so the and minor s9 is going for roughly three thousand six hundred and fifty dollars with the power supply included so these are within two hundred and fifty dollars of each other which makes this all the more interesting. Because honestly which one does making more money which one will earn back your money more quickly so while the difficulty of the coin is so high the price of Bitcoin is currently at six thousand hundred and sixty-five dollars per coin and litecoin is only about fifty nine dollars per coin so there’s obviously a huge discrepancy there also a hash right here. Okay, five hundred and four mega hashes per second for the l3 which is five hundred and four thousand Killah hands per second uses 800 watts of power whereas the a minor is nine uses 1300 watts of power remaining at 13,500 Giga hashes per second the hash rate isn’t all that important. Because they do use totally different mining languages as I said sha-256. You know. with Bitcoin does require more power. Because the difficulty is higher so when we’re looking at this. Okay, this is all obviously a lot more power intensive so power fees here will be higher which is something that could drag down the prop ability so without further ado I will go ahead and hit calculate. So you don’t have to and you don’t have to look up all these numbers and everything. Because it’s a little bit more in-depth than you might think so looking at this here with the inflated prices of these currencies it currently looks like litecoin is actually not not inflated prices of the currencies inflated prices of the miners it looks like litecoin is actually a better by the the lake one a minor L 3 plus minor is a better buy than the a minor s9 which is crazy. Okay, absolutely crazy. So if we’re looking at this year. Okay, a break-even period is 223 days so a little less than a year whereas bitcoin is 366 days so with the litecoin minor you’d actually breakeven about a month earlier slightly over a month earlier than you would with the Bitcoin miner pretty interesting stuff. Okay, if you’re mining solo once again litecoin is much much better for you. Okay, days degenerate one block mining solo obviously 106 days. But that can vary on your luck if you want mine solo you might get lucky and you might hit a block every 10 days. Okay, it could happen same thing I’m not. Okay, go away please sorry money I have this thing on my computer which like it’s flux efflux it dims the screen order anyway so essentially what we’re looking at here is. You know. just the difficulty of Bitcoin mining is so astronomical that solo mining is going to be a lot more difficult it’s going to be almost inconceivable. But when you get right down to it if we scroll over here and look at the profit per year in USD the profit per year in USD for the like coin L 3 plus is three thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight dollars and sixty cents for the bit-bit main and minus nine sorry that’s a mouthful it’s three thousand six hundred and thirty seven point seven nine dollars per year so just. Because the currency is more expensive does not mean that it’s more profitable okay. Now really what we’re seeing here is what makes a huge difference and what could really change if you aren’t paying for power is obviously the power cost. Okay, it’s much more expensive to pay for the power and needed to run the the a minor s9 you’re paying almost a double not quite. But you’re paying much more forty percent more for the power for the a minor s9 than you are for the a minor all three plus so that’s where a big discrepancy actually comes in. Because as you can see here the USD value for just the raw mining without power costs it’s actually more profitable to mine Bitcoin okay. So if you’re not factoring in power Bitcoin would be more profitable however. Because bitcoins difficulty is so high you do have to account for that power cost and it just works out that way so that’s my interpretation of course this is subject to change depending on cryptocurrency values and that’s definitely something important to consider I just want to make this article though. Because I thought it’d be fun to look into pretty interesting to think about. Because honestly I think a lot of people kind of have this misconstrued misconstrued. I think that they might think. Because bitcoin is more expensive per coin or more valuable for coin it’s inherently going to be better to mine which is just not true so anyway my opinions my thoughts some round numbers here for you and I hope you got something out of that so thank you for watching and as always thank you so much for watching your viewership is greatly appreciated here at the tech crack house and we hope to see you for the next article feel free to share this article with your friends your dog’s your dog’s friends your friends dogs anyone you want that hobo that lives down the street share it with him. Because you might like it right brighten up his day if you enjoyed this content from the tech crack house feel free to leave a like share subscribe if you wish to support us monthly feel free to check out our patreon page until next time ladies and gents see you all in the next article this has been Mike signing off.

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Betterment App Putting $250 into the App!

What is up. ladies and gents welcome back to the good old tech crack house here today I will actually be covering some information about to the betterment app. So if you like this content feel free to like share subscribe and keep it right here for more content folks and. Yeah, i’m going to go ahead and get this started what is um ladies and gents. Okay, welcome back to the good old tech crack house here today i hope you’re all having a fantastic day I know that once again i always forget that i have an intro and i kind of do my own fuel anyway basically i just want to tell you about tell you talk to you about my a better ripped account and. Yeah, i’m using betterment again. I actually decided to go ahead and put 250 bucks in. Because why not. You know. I figured it’d be kind of a good way to be able to make some content about the app. Now I am pretty new with the app still. So I won’t actually be making a review for probably probably a week and a half or two weeks or so basically oh I like to actually have used a nap before I go up and start making reviews about it. Because I like to be experienced. You know. it only makes sense so the thing is with this app here betterment. All right, it’s actually it’s pretty easy to use and I already had my account I’ll sunk up synced up I guess maybe the term is so basically it wasn’t much work to put my money in and. I actually started the investing the thing is with betterment you don’t actually choose investments like you do with like stash investor or acorns even you just kinda you just kind of put the money in there and then it just does whatever for you so I’m not sure why it’s saying a dollar seventy eight cents there the dullard seventy-eight cents may have been um some money that actually I left over in here from a previous account which wouldn’t surprise me at all. But so far, it’s down point nine percent. But it just it just started. Okay, we just got served with this app they do recommend that you have I think a thousand dollars in there at least. But I’m not really going to put any more money in there for the time being or until I’m more comfortable at the app anyway. Because I don’t really want to just throw money into it I want to have the amount of my head you to get familiar make articles basically i need to get my feet wet before i’m going to commit completely. So I figured i’d let all he know that i was going to go ahead and start with two hundred and fifty dollars and. Yeah, so let me know what all of you think about betterment what you want to know about the app what i can tell you about it. Because I want to provide really as much information as I possibly can I think that’s very important so anyway folks pretty much just. Yeah, let me know and. I actually this app I kind of like it the color scheme is nice and simple it looks very good on a cell phone honestly I do like that’s kind of like acorns also read just put the money in and then it’s automatically invested I think that’s a nice feature I don’t really like with like with like stash invest where you have to like allocate your own funds within some ETFs that they have chosen for you the thing is with Robin Hood for example and the m1 finance that you pretty much put money in. But then you choose exactly what you want to buy so pretty much down to the security no ETFs no nothing like that so it’s either fully hands off like betterment or acorns for example or even wealthfront possibly i’m not too sure of old friend yet i’ve just started using it pretty hands-off so anyway folks that’s going to do it for this article so let me know what you want to see let me know you’re interested in anything at all I know will try my best to do it and have a good one folks and audios.

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Betterment App After 2 Weeks!

What is up. ladies and gents welcome back to the good ol tech crack house here today I will actually be covering some information about to the betterment app. So if you like this content feel free to like share subscribe and keep it right here for more content folks and. Yeah, I’m going to go ahead and get this started. Okay, what’s up ladies and gents welcome back to the good old tech crack house as I previously said today. I actually just want to talk about basically my betterment account how things are going with it. Because I did a kind of an introductory article on it about two weeks ago and people were asking me recently. You know. how’s the account doing how are things looking and I figured it was about time for an update. So this isn’t going to be anything thrilling. But I figured I’d go ahead and talk through it. Because honestly betterment is kind of an app that I’m not too familiar with yet I am trying to use it and definitely get my hands on and kind of get much more familiar with the app. You know. I don’t necessarily understand all the inner workings in so take everything I say in this article with a grain of salt. Because I will have a slightly more accurate updated information definitely coming articles this one just might be a little I just kind of surface level. Because I’m just trying to update everyone. You know. so basically what on what I’m looking at here is a the account main page alright and the total betterment balance right. Now is two hundred and fifty two dollars and seventy one cents um the amount earned is ninety three sensitive for I’m not invested in two hundred fifty one dollars and seventy eight cents there was some money left over after my last investment so so far, the earnings are up point four percent honestly it’s only been about two weeks and I haven’t really been managing this too much or anything so I’m honestly decently satisfied with this. Now I’m not entirely sure how this account is set up basically I should say that I do believe it’s somewhat conservative as I am the safety net category here which I think basically aims to just um. You know. pretty much provide you with a sort of automatic where you will kind of experience growth. But you won’t really take much risk. So if we look at Auto setup here. Okay, recommended Auto deposit recommended one-time deposit they definitely want me to have more money in the account which I might do later. But for the time being I’m keeping it relatively simple. Yeah, so let’s actually look at portfolio. Because I’m pretty curious about this current portfolio m’kay 59 percent bonds 41 percent stocks so as I did say I do believe those were kind of weighted bonds to be somewhat more secure which I really would not be surprised by or with. Because like I said more security definitely a good thing for now. But. Yeah, so projected balance is two hundred and seventy four dollars and fourteen cents I’m not entirely sure what time period we’re looking at for that it’s kind of kind of inconclusive little bit difficult say I might actually turn on to deposit on before too long. Because honestly I think that’s how the app honestly works best it’s not really like a super high interest kind of thing. So, you know. quite frankly it’s fine for. Now and it’s performing just fine I’m satisfied with it it’s easy to use it’s pretty much what I wouldn’t expect it’s just nothing too insane. You know. so basically I’m. Okay, with it I’m just pretty much waiting for. You know. some sort of activities that happen although I suspect that as I continue to document my progress with this app it will probably just kind of keep ticking upward not unlike my acorns account. Because that’s pretty much what that account always does and quite frankly it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Because I like the stability so anyways folks I think that’s going to do it for this article I hope you all have a fantastic fantastic day and I have a good one folks adios.

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Acorns Investment App Vs. Stash Invest App After ~3 Months

What is up. ladies and gentlemen and welcome back to the guerrilla tech crack house in today’s article we’ll actually be covering the stash invest apps. So if you like stash invest feel free to leave a like share subscribe and hit that little Bell button below the notifications button. So you can receive a notification every single time the tech crack house uploads another article other than that folks let’s go ahead and get right into it alright. So I figured it was about time to actually do a pretty formal comparison of the acorns and stash and vest portfolio profits. All right. Now when I say portfolio profits what we’re looking at here is essentially over here for the stash side we have a max profit portfolio where I put $250 into the app. You know. initially and then every week $5 is added into to American innovators and $5 is added into Internet Titans it’s kind of the same deal with acorns I entered two hundred and fifty dollars initially and then every week ten dollars is added in and this is a it’s it’s a highly it’s a highly aggressive portfolio over here so essentially the highest portfolio aggression allocation that you can set on acorns which I figured would likely net me the greatest return in reality. Okay, the allocation on acorns is honestly pretty pitiful for such a high risk supposedly high risk allocation it’s really not very high risk at all we have 40 percent company stocks large company stocks mean 20% small company ten percent emerging market roughly 10 percent real estate and roughly 20 percent international large companies stocks. So if I had my druthers I really I wouldn’t choose this for an aggressive allocation I don’t think it’s very aggressive at all and. Because of that. I think that the growth of the portfolio has been stymied and that’s kind of said okay. Because. You know. on stash the performance has been honestly extremely good and it’s it’s been growing very well and I really think that’s. Because I’ve had a lot more control on step. You know. I’ve had a lot more control of what I’m buying on stash invest and that gives me a bit of a competitive edge. Okay, I can buy. You know. the ETF’s that I want to pretty selectively and even decide how much money I put into each each week and that’s really nice that gives me definitely a competitive edge over acorns for example where I just. You know. have to put money in and pick a portfolio and kind of go from there this is really much more useful. Okay, stash in my opinion if you’re looking for a bit more of a hands-on experience. But you want to. You know. kind of do your own thing. But you also want to have some help from an investment type amp. You know. really I think stash is the way to go a cords is fine also. But like I said it’s extremely hands-off and you’re not going to be able to really have much of an impact in what you buy which. You know. is kind of sad. Because if I could even change these allocations a little bit I definitely would let’s see here. So you can see how the monetary breakdown kind of works there it’s not really all that. You know. impressive or anything to look at. But the performance so far, acorns has returned thirteen dollars and 34 cents over roughly 11 weeks and stash has returned 43 dollars and 20 cents so roughly thirty dollars more from stash then from acorns so just looking at that alone I really think that. You know. if you have a bit of investment experience and you’re willing to kind of get your hands a little bit dirty and not even that dirty at all I really think stash is kind of more of your go-to option if you don’t want to worry about investing really at all and you just want to save money and put it into an investment account acorns isn’t a bad approach also. Okay, it’s a lot more hands-off it’s definitely going to be I think less interesting. But if you aren’t familiar with investing and you just. You know. you want to put your money into a program that will invest for you acorns is definitely not a bad idea. So, you know. honestly they both have their their. You know. pluses and minuses their their benefits their pros and cons. But looking at stash directly directly permanent compared with acorns we can definitely see that stash is slightly more profitable. So, you know. for me anyway. Because I’ve really hand-tailored it. So I think that’s gonna do it for this article and. Yeah, as always ladies and gentlemen thank you so much for watching your viewership is greatly appreciated if you have any questions feel free to leave them down the comment section below and other than that folks tell your Tomatoes about is tell anything you want to bound us anyone and see you all next time in the next article and adios if you enjoyed this content from the tech crack house feel free to leave a like share subscribe if you wish to support us monthly feel free to check out our patreon page until next time ladies and gents see you all in the next article this has been Mike signing off.

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Acorns Experimental Portfolio After 1 Week!

What is up. ladies and gents welcome back to the girl tech crack house here today hope we’re all having a good one today I just wanted to give you a quick update on my acorns portfolio and I told all of you that I was running a trial on this. Because I had done this previously. But I wasn’t using roundups or any sort of weekly deposit or anything like that. So I want to go ahead and correct that put some more money in pick a different portfolio style and I just kind of roll with it and see what kind of outcome I could actually achieve. So I am directly comparing this with the performance of stash and hopefully that’s kind of a good comparison. Because with stash I am also putting money in every single week and there are no roundups with stash. But that’s kind of just a competitive edge that aprons has and while it’s. You know. maybe not necessarily the most fair thing it’s. You know. it’s just a competitive edge so when we’re looking at the performance of the account so far, it has been about a week. So I did want to go ahead and make an update article for acorns and of course this will be shortly followed by an update article for stash invest acorns is currently a two hundred and fifty three dollars and 61 cents for the account. Now actually I added two hundred fifty dollars into the account about probably about a week ago and as you can see it was at $3.66 when I added that in so it’s an extra three bucks in 66 cents at a towards kind of had sitting around I did actually try to withdraw that from the account. But I wasn’t able to. Because acorns has a $5 minimum withdraw which actually makes a lot of sense it’s not. You know. no I wasn’t too happy about it. Because I want to actually make it very even on 250 and they kind of go from there. But we’re just going to have to factor that in and you can kind of see I that really doesn’t make too much of a difference so my auto deposits on acorns actually come in once a week and it’s currently pending the $10 deposit for this week. So this week’s article is not factoring in that deposit the next week’s article will to the account will be at least up. You know. at least up 10 bucks the market hasn’t been doing insanely well over the past week it’s been doing alright. But. It really hasn’t been doing all that great so pretty much the performance that I see here is really to be expected you can see that the first date was at two hundred and fifty three dollars and thirteen cents then went to two fifty four and thirty four cents and. Now it’s at two fifty three and 61 cents so as you can see here it’s actually it has gained a little bit of momentum. But. You know. overall it hasn’t really done anything too insane of course it’s only been about a week. So this is what I would expect. But at the same time. You know. it’s nothing too crazy yet. So I did want to just kind of Chronicle this every week regardless of the movement of the market. But as we’re seeing more and more money enter into the account through the ten dollar week deposit. I think that will make a big difference to we can kind of keep keep track of everything a little bit more closely especially if I do weekly updates so as you can see for acorns not a whole lot has happened so far, even with an aggressive portfolio and. I mean a very aggressive portfolio it’s not it’s no slouch. You know. this is one of the most aggressive portfolio. So you can have I know corns. In fact, I think it is the most aggressive portfolio so basically this is what I would expect after this time period. You know. not a whole lot of growth or anything like that. But proportionally. You know. it’s a very minor gain it’s a gain of like point five point zero five percent so it’s relatively minimal. But at the same time it is still something so next week that transfer will come through that will be kind of nice I’ll put that into the aggressive portfolio just kind of buff it up a little and that should help some and then my round ups are coming through my PayPal I believe I have a link with PayPal I use that a lot so that should also help. But yes that’s the acorns after one week just kind of a brief review that I want to go over and it’s relatively simple easy too easy to understand so anyway folks I think that’s going to do it for this article I didn’t want to make it too long or anything you know. So if you did like the article and if you learned something feel free to leave a like share subscribe do all that good stuff folks and keep it right here at the tech crack house for more stash updates and stuff like that. Because I will be doing a comparison between these two and. I think that overall should be pretty insightful for me and for all of you. So I think that’s going to do it for this article have fantastica and if you enjoyed this article stick around for more content here at Tech crackhouse feel free to like share subscribe and check out our patreon page if you wish to support us monthly thank you again for watching this has been Mike and audios.

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Acorns App AGGRESSIVE PORTFOLIO After 2 WEEKS!

What is up. ladies and gents welcome back to another tech crackhouse article today so today I will actually be talking about my acorns aggressive portfolio sorry I got distracted by something out there I believe there was a small Sasquatch walking around in the yard anyway without further ado yes my acorns aggressive portfolio so in case you weren’t aware I started this little bit of a run about two weeks ago and I started with 250 bucks in the account and. I actually I decided to do round ups and then do a what is it a weekly deposit I do one one ten dollar deposit per week on Wednesdays I think so it’s only I’ve only had two deposits come in and. Yeah, so that’s an additional 20 bucks as you can see it’s currently two hundred and seventy eight dollars and one cent so that very excitingly means that two hundred and fifty dollars suppose $20 is two hundred and seventy it’s grown by eight dollars in the past two weeks which honestly I think it’s quite good. You know. to be quite frank with you that’s very good in my in my mind um. So you can actually here see here on the performance Mountain plot thing here that there is a bit of an uptick and you can see gradual jumps whenever the the deposit comes through which only makes sense right however it’s a bit hard to notice what exactly is going on and what kind of growth is happening on the one month chart here so let’s go to the three month see if we can do a bit more dramatic growth yes you can see kind of what I was talking about before we have the initial deposit right here and then another bump up and then slight gradual growth between the next deposit another bump up for the next deposit and then a bit more gradual growth so really overall the portfolio is doing quite well I’m actually very impressed with this. So, you know. it’s only been about two weeks or so and honestly it’s already doing very well overall so. Yeah, I started on June 30th it’s been about 20 days so roughly. You know. nearly three weeks I guess. But June thirtieth not know it’s anyways it’s been. Yeah, slightly over two weeks is what I should say. But we’re just going to call it two weeks from. Because this week’s deposit hasn’t come through yet or anything like that which isn’t making a huge difference so. Now if we look at the one year outlook you can see that it is picking up a bit more here and that’s honestly very exciting um. You know. the aggressive portfolio I wasn’t entirely sure how it would actually end up working out. But so far, it’s doing very well it’s earning at a higher rate than the moderate or even the conservative portfolios. Because I believe if we actually go back here I had a conservative portfolio set up for a while here and it actually grew from one thousand dollars up to one thousand and twenty one dollars so group twenty one dollars over the course of well January 26 through so almost six months or so without night like five months it I grew grew only that much so really. You know. I’m thinking that we can probably see more growth with the aggressive portfolio portfolios partly that we came with conservative or something else along those lines. So, you know. you can see my my acorns experiments here and the markets done. Okay, since I put the money into the aggressive portfolio. But I really kind of expected some sort of drop one thing that I should actually note with this aggressive portfolio is it does not pay dividends out as frequently my foot really itches I apologize one second it doesn’t pay dividends out as frequently as as the conservative or the moderate portfolios actually do I believe that the dividends are a little bit less heavy in this aggressive set up. But at the same time the growth seems to be making up for that lack of dividend payments so really not too bad overall. You know. I’m really very satisfied with this and I expect to see great things from the aggressive portfolio so later tonight I’ll be detailing the stash invest portfolio and how it’s been performing I believe these should be relatively close probably close to neck-and-neck right now. But we’ll see right. So I have yet to take a look at that. But I’ll let all of. You know. in just a little bit so stay tuned for that article folks thank you so much for watching keep your here and on you if you enjoyed this content from the tech crack house feel free to leave a like share subscribe if you wish to support us monthly feel free to check out our patreon page until next time ladies and gents EU all in the next article this has been Mike signing off.

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Acorns Account After 3 Months!

What is up. ladies and gents welcome back to the good old tech crack house here today I will actually be covering some features or a future of the acorns app. So if you like this content feel free to like share and subscribe and stick around for more and I’m going to go ahead and get this started. Okay, what is the please and gents welcome back. So you don’t crank out here hope you’re all having a fantastic fantastic day today today. I actually just want to talk about buy acorns account and I do believe that it’s been my check how many weeks it’s been. Now it’s been quite a few it’s been twelve weeks so it’s been three months three months I’ve been using acorns and quite frankly that’s a very long time basically. Because. You know. it’s just it’s a long time. I mean three months is honestly pretty substantial and so far. You know. I I invested $1,000 three months ago and so far, the account is up to one thousand and twenty dollars and eleven cents. So you might be thinking. You know. twenty bucks of growth that sucks what are you doing take your money out of there and actually. You know. it’s not really all that crazy the portfolio is conservative so pretty much what I would expect it’s pretty minimal growth. But good stability overall which is honestly why I want to see what this I want to test the conservative portfolio. Now that it’s actually been three months I might actually go ahead and switch to maybe the next level of. You know. basically a risk I guess. Because it’s three months quarter year. You know. next I might do moderately conservative or even moderate just to kind of see how things change. Because I want to experiment with the app and quite frankly I want to I really get to know how things work. Because I think that’s very important and. Yeah, so pretty much just what I’m looking at here is basic $20 growth there are two dividends that are actually pending those will go through pretty soon and maybe boost the accounts a little bit although probably somewhat inconsequential maybe a dollar or so of actual of an actual increase so it’s nothing that I’m really. You know. anticipating too highly. But. Yeah, I think it should be good overall. Because quite frankly. You know. any increase by just putting your money in an app I think is good. You know. although it could be better and treating this just as a high-yield kind of bank account is awesome. Because I can just put money in and just kind of slowly cruise and I’m satisfied I’m really honestly pretty darn satisfied. Because what else could I want. You know. it’s easy hands off I’m going to look at the stash invest portfolio a little bit later on that one has been running for less time so far, in this whole test I do have to say that I am liking acorns a little bit more just for the overall simplicity. But. You know. it’s a little too early to judge still and I do have some other apps such as betterment and I billionaire actually running to and earning a little bit of interest so basically I’m going to be looking all those and comparing all of them I should have some more time soon work has been pretty hectic lately. So I apologize if the articles are coming out a little bit more slowly than there were at one point. Because that’s. You know. it gets hard to keep up on articles sometimes I just with all all the other things going on in life. But I appreciate all of you viewing and all that good stuff so without further ado ladies and gents I’m going to end it here and have a good mod it’s good one folks and adios.

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A STOCK I OWN LOST 12% IN A SINGLE DAY & I LOVE IT (Dividend Investing)

I am so incredibly excited I have a stock that went down 12 percent in a single day that was today it went down 12 percent and this same stock has gone down 44% since its peak so it’s on a downward trend and I could not be more excited about this and this might sound a little weird. But the reason I am excited is. Because I invest for dividends in cash flow the price per share does not really matter to me. In fact, I like it when the share price goes down as long as the fundamentals of the company are good as long as it continued to pay its dividend. Because I can secure higher starting yields meaning the lower the share price as long as the dividend stays constant or grows the percentage yield the dividend divided by the share price it actually goes up. So. I get more cashflow more passive income and I am talking here about Campbell’s Soup Company this is a stock I’ve owned for a while I want to talk about this stock today I want to talk about this in real time. Because this is something that came up just in a stock market today what I think about this 12% drop how I’m looking at this situation and how history just tends to repeat itself it seems like this is always the case in the stock market when these types of sales occur that I just love to jump on those opportunities so let’s get started so welcome to the article today everyone if you’ve been following my channel. You know. that I’ve been doing a multi-part series here on the oil sector I want to take a pause from that however to discuss some real-time news and that is with Campbell’s Soup Company a stock that I own in my portfolio and this is a stock actually that’s a smaller position it’s a minor position it will never be a big position I’ll talk about that while later. But I still like it it’s important to my portfolio it plays an important role in the portfolio and I was excited to see it tank like it did today and. I actually went out and initiated a purchase a purchase order so I’m really excited to buy more shares of Campbell Soup at these prices and. So I look at it as a gift as a buying opportunity. But I’m excited actually that this comes in the middle of this oil series. Because just a few years ago just a few years ago everyone thought everyone thought that these oil companies had no future that they were going to go out of business that the price of oil was going to be low forever and I will link I will link in my description below to my latest oil article about my position in BP and on some of the purchase Lots that I purchased on BP just a few years ago I am yielding eight plus percent on cost and I am proud of that. Because I put a foot forward I put a foot forward to buy that stock I took that risk when everyone else was saying hey that industry is going under and it seems like history is repeating itself here although this time it’s in the consumer stocks if one looks at the stock market in 2018 consumer stocks everyone just hates them everyone hates them and I love this. Because consumer stocks are my favorite stocks consumer non cyclical stocks like Campbell Soup I love these companies why do I love them they produce the foods the household goods the brands that all of us need to live they’re not going anywhere. But the reason that these companies are down are actually a few factors one interest rates are on the rise and with interest rates on the rise dividend stocks in general are less attractive to certain investors who. Now have options. Maybe they want to buy bonds instead of stocks to drive income whereas a few years ago with interest rates at all-time lows really dividend stocks were the only option for income minded investors so those investors. Now have more choices the other reason that these types of stocks are down is sluggish growth the revenue growth the earnings growth it has been a bit sluggish at these companies that being said. I think that everyone who’s saying their sluggish growth they’re facing challenges the the Millennials have different buying habits Amazon is taking over a lot of this is short-sighted people are looking at data just from the last few years maybe even the last five years. But if one looks at the longer term the bigger picture even with slower revenue growth at current valuations at current starting yields. I think that a lot of these stocks in my humble personal opinion are great bargains for those with a long term time horizon like myself who want to live off of dividends who wants you have these reliable stable companies and don’t get me wrong. I think there may be continued downside in Campbell’s soup I think it may even be going lower here and I will I will welcome that I will be excited about that that being said I’m starting to buy. Now certainly it’s not gonna be a core focus of mine in 2018 it’s a smaller position in ancillary position. But I just could not pass up this type of opportunity so let’s jump into it I jotted down a lot of stuff for for today’s article and I wanted to start with some history I accumulated this stock in 2012 and 2013 that’s where I built up my position and in in general I was buying around the $35 per share price and it went up it went up to about 60 175 in December of 2015. So it went up pretty aggressively pretty quickly after I bought it and. Because of that I I stopped buying it I just didn’t want to buy more the yield was too low the the share price that appreciated too much it just wasn’t a value anymore I stopped buying well fast-forward to today in May 18th of 2018 the stock has fallen 44 percent from its peak and it’s at that 35 range again. In fact, right. Now it’s in the $34 territory 34 37. So I love that I just love it it’s back I was buying it few years ago and I feel comfortable at that price just like I did a few years ago and. In fact, I think it’s a bargain. Because this company has made some progress since then this company has has done some things since then that I think really set it up for success especially its recent acquisition of Snyder’s Lance this is the snack food company that makes brands such as those Snyder’s pretzels and even kettle chips and. So I think this company is really setting itself up for success. But I think people are getting really caught up in the short run and so let’s go down here and just look at some numbers I jotted down a few numbers and I looked at revenue operating profit operating margins I look at earnings per share dividends and the payout ratio and I look at it from 2018 with an estimate I did not fill in all of the 2018 data just. Because I don’t have the estimates on all of these line items and then I did 2017 16 15 14 13 and I jot it in 2006 as well this is important when people look at Campbell’s soup in general they’re looking at the last few years most people might not even be looking back to 2013 and I’m talking about the analysts so I’m talking about the analysts out there that are saying boy I read so many headlines today just hateful headlines about this company the analysts think this company is horrible it’s going out of business it has no future it’s um it’s just thing after thing that is going wrong. In fact, I couldn’t believe it the CEO was basically basically had to step down after the earnings reported a step down from her job. Because of these these short-sighted focus these days of everyone in this market and it’s just madness in my opinion. But anyways the reason I’ll include 2006 is that’s the real benchmark let’s see how this thing is doing versus 2006. Because if I buy this I don’t care what it’s doing five years from. Now I care what it’s doing thirty years from. Now 50 years from. Now and. So I just want to remind myself and everyone out there that all of the Talking Heads all of the analysts all of the people speculating about the stock market they are just looking at the short-term they are looking at the short-term and in my appeal it makes no sense to do that anyways revenue it’s basically flat slightly down since 2013 no surprise there very characteristic of this category that being said I’ve said this time and time again on my channel at some point the revenue will grow for these types of companies it just takes time and all of these companies in consumer non cyclical space right. Now they’re in a mode of transition and some of them are turning the corner quicker than others this is one maybe that’s lagging a bit and I’m is why to open with any investment I realize that it’s no surprise that being said if I look back to 2006 there their revenue was six point eight nine billion well 2017 it’s seven point eight nine billion and so that is some good growth in my opinion when one looks at the bigger picture and not just the last few years. So I think that’s really important operating profit is actually generally up they had a really good year in 2013 other than that 2017 was a the best year an operating profit in recent history and certainly the operating profit at 1.4 billion is up quite a bit from 1 billion in 2006 and so again it’s doing fine they’re growing the operating profit operating profit is good and the operating margins. In fact, 2017 was a 17 point 7 percent which was the best operating margin this is the margin that is pre-tax pre interest expense best operating margin that they’ve had out of out of all of these years except 2013 and so operating margins are fine they’re strong here’s what happened actually the reason the stock was down so much today is earnings per share they they said they’re facing some troubles they’re facing some troubles in 2018 and they’re facing those troubles obviously on stagnating revenue growth. But more than that on margins and on the cost the cost of materials inflationary concerns they’re going up there are inflationary concerns right. Now and what they said is hey instead of what we were expecting for earnings per share I forget what it was it was upwards of $3 we’re gonna come in somewhere between 285 and 290 well the fact of the matter is is just last year they they hit 289 and to 89 was actually the best earnings per share they’ve had out of any of these years and they had a 274 in 2014. But other than that it’s been it’s been lower and. In fact, in 2006 it was a dollar 84 so they went from a dollar 84 in 2006 to to 89 in 2017. I would say that is pretty fantastic earnings growth. Now what’s interesting is they said look basically we’re going to match last year they’re gonna come in somewhere between 285 and 290 in 2018 so 2018 earnings per share is more or less gonna match 2017 might be down a little bit and remind reminding everyone 2017 was the best earnings per share they’ve had is the best that they’ve had in these years at least that I looked at why is that such bad news why is that such bad news I believe that the analysts the investors the the institutions the mutual funds they are so hungry for growth for short-term growth for tech companies style growth growth that often times comes with very little or no margins or negative margins in the case of some tech companies and they are so hungry for that growth that I believe a lot of people are just being very short-sighted here that look this company has been growing its earnings per share they have a great profit a great earrings for share and yes it’s not going to grow quickly and. In fact, 2018 is going to be a non growth year it’s gonna be flat year over a year. But looking at the big picture the earnings / growth earnings per share is growing just fine and so it’s a reminder to myself to everyone out there that there is a different way to look at this data than most people look at it and I think it’s really important so moving down the dividends this is a weird company for dividends they don’t increase it every year it’s kind of lumpy they increase it from time to time. But when they do increase it it’s usually a pretty big increase and so in 2018 they’re gonna pay out a dollar 40 per share and back in 2013 they’re gonna pay they paid a dollar 16 so in 1 2 3 4 5 in about 5 years they raise the dividend by 21% during that that period actually I think they only raised the dividend two times. But by raising it two times and raising it aggressively those two times it’s up 21% and that’s fine that’s so it’s not a hyper rate of dividend growth. But it’s it’s slow steady and it works and the reason. I actually like this is some companies I own in my portfolio will have higher payout ratios than others what is the payout ratio it’s the dividends per share divided by the earnings per share it’s how much of the earnings are they paying out as dividends and their pros and cons of payout ratios having a higher lower payout ratio. I personally like to diversify my portfolio. So I have companies that have all different types of payout ratios ones that have it high once they have it low I like Campbell’s soup and it plays a role in my portfolio. Because it’s one of those companies that’s historically been very conservative on the payout ratio they like to keep it low which is great. Because it gives an investor like me confidence and gives them room to expand it in the future even if the company doesn’t grow at all and so the payout ratio estimated for 2018 is 49% they’re paying out just less than half of their earnings as dividends this is a lower for coming like this well-established probably don’t need to innovate that much do need to digest that Snider’s acquisition there’s probably going to be a lot of of money and time in paying that all off that’s a factor and certainly this company is a history of acquisitions they’ve acquired companies over time and that costs money and so that’s probably where they need to save their money for. But in terms of innovation sure there’s innovation in food. But it’s it’s not the same as tech it’s not the same as pharmaceuticals with research and development where one has to have heavy heavy innovation just to stay current this is the kind of company that makes great products and within out any innovation they still taste really good and so having such a conservative payout ratio for this type of company it’s. Something I like it gives me comfort and it shows me that there’s there’s room for growth and they’ve historically kept it low it’s kind of bounced around. But 49 percent 2017 48 2016 it was kind of higher 69 percent. But 2016 is probably just a wacky year in terms of earnings there’s probably some kind of one-time event in there that I did not take the time to research for this article. But historically looking back even to 2006 it was 39% so they’ve kept it lower. Okay, here’s where things get really interesting and why by buying this thing why do I feel compelled to buy it. Now there’s really it comes down to two reasons it comes down to two fundamental reasons the p/e ratio and the the starting yield so p/e ratio how do we compute that we take the current share price which is $34 37 cents and we divide by this earnings per share it’s going to be basically I took the low end of the range to 85 let’s just say it to me 285 this year it’s not going to be 290 it’s me 285 p/e is 12 they’re trading at 12 times earnings typically for a world class name a world class brand like Campbell’s to be trading at a p/e of 12 that’s just the bargain-basement bargain-basement price I think it’s a price that would warrant no growth in earnings and. So I believe it’s currently priced as if this company will never grow earnings again and that’s why I’m buying it here that’s why I like it and I’m comfortable I’m comfortable buying this stock at a p/e of 12 if it’s earnings per share is 285 20 years from. Now P of 12 it’s just a bargain-basement p/e and it’s a defensible company the company’s not going anywhere in my humble opinion the company has a very very broad array of brands and products that we’ll get to in a minute Foods and it’s not going anywhere and so having a p/e like that is really really attractive and. In fact, I think they will growth so that that p/e of 12 it’s going to go down over time as earnings grow. Now where it also gets interesting is yield on cost right. Now they’re paying 35 cents per quarter. So I just take that I multiply it by 4 and I divide by the current share price which is 34 37 the starting yield the yield on cost for someone that buys right. Now right. Now in 2018 it’s a 4.0 7% this is an attractive yield for for Campbell’s Soup why they’ve never been a high high yield or. Because they keep the payout ratio veau they like having a low payout ratio and I like that they have a low payout ratio. Because they are conservative it is a conservative company and being a conservative company with a conservative payout ratio having a 4% starting yield in 2018 on a world class brand it does not get much better than that yes there’s companies out there like General Mills that I also own that I love they’re slightly higher. I think that ones at a four point four and. But that being said Campbell Soup four percent I love it it’s a great starting yield and so again to me this is kind of reminiscent of buying oil a few years ago when everyone hated oil right. Now everyone hates this stock it is a high starting yield a low low p/e pricing in as if this company will never grow again and I I’m just all over it I can’t get enough of this and. I actually think it’ll go down more and I will continue to enjoy buying opportunities on this stock and and other stocks in the space. So what else. if there’s a downside with this company this is it the market cap right. Now is ten billion dollars ten point three three this is a small company it’s amazing how small given the array of brands they have. But the problem with this is it reminds me somewhat of Heinz this and if. You know. you’ve been watching my channel. You know. that I used to own Heinz it was acquired by 3G capital and Warren Buffett it was taken private I think they under paid for it I think the shareholders were left a lot of money on the table. But we had nothing we could do anyways I don’t like buyouts when I buy a company I like to hold it forever forever and ever the problem with smaller companies like this is they are buyout targets and a company like Campbell’s with the Campbell’s brand in to say buyout target and I would not be surprised at these levels if Warren Buffett 3G capital they are looking again to buy this thing out and merge it maybe merge it with Kraft Kraft Heinz so that’s a concern of mine that being said it’s a risk I’m willing to take. Because my portfolio can I have 37 positions by the way I can’t just all hold really big companies all hundred billion plus companies I have to diversify by market cap this is one of the smaller companies I own one of the small caps or. I mean it’s not really small cap at ten billion. But maybe maybe smaller of a mid cap company so one of the smaller companies I own I need those I need those in the portfolio for diversification. So I run the risk that someone comes along and buys this thing and under pays for it that being said I’m willing to consciously take that risk. But it’s something I’m very very mindful of this company and quite frankly with General Mills I think their market cap is just above 20 billion or so something like that and their take out target as well. But this is more of a take out target. Because it’s just at 10 billion that’s just not not a very lofty market cap so let’s move on a little bit more here what kind of brands do they have when people think Campbell’s soup they think. Okay, they make the soup that is just a drop in the bucket in terms of the portfolio of brands that they have did. You know. these guys owned the goldfish how many of you out there do you eat goldfish I love goldfish I try not eat too many of them. But once in a while I treat myself I enjoy the goldfish I I generally it’s one of my favorite favorite kind of cracker / chips type type foods out there and goldfish obviously is a subsidiary of Pepperidge Farm Pepperidge Farm obviously makes those world-class Milano cookies and a whole vast array of cookies so they own those brands they own the Campbell’s pans as just mentioned they have acquired Snyder’s Lance which makes all kinds of snack foods it gets them into that faster growing snack food sector which i think is going to boost EPS quite a bit when one looks 5 10 15 years out the what else do they own they they bought a company called Bolthouse farms organic a company that makes organic foods. Now one of the reasons actually EPS is challenged this year as they went on a buying spree they bought all these health kind of foods organic foods over the last few years well the raw cost of producing those organic foods it’s skyrocketing right. Now due to a lot of things and it’s actually putting some tailwind on their EPS that being said I think the strategic move was right I think if they take a short term hit and margins shrink. Because they got into organic foods they got into healthy foods so be it that is the trend that’s where things are going and I like that they. But they have that as part of their portfolio and so anyways this is just a drop in the bucket all of these things actually look at their look at their annual report for 2017 they have a picture there of all the brands that they have it I didn’t even know didn’t know that they had some of these brands. In fact, I am a father of two and if you have kids you probably know that these pouches these loose pouches with the twist top they’re usually on have like vegetables or fruit in them they’re very popular with with young young toddlers and one of the brands is called plum PL um we we love those in this household those plum pouches they’re very helpful especially when you’re traveling maybe you’re on a car trip you’re out or you’re out on a family trip for the weekend or even for the day those come in very very handy for parents and they’re they’re really a lifesaver honestly for parents when a when a child gets hungry and you want just a really quick solution and something that’s that’s reasonably healthy it’s either fruit or vegetables these guys own plum I didn’t know that I was looking at the annual report it’s like wow I like this company even more. Because I love Campbell’s soup I love the goldfish and I love the plum brand these are all brands that I are near and dear to my heart and. In fact, Campbell Soup I love the ones that come in that little alum cup where you can just take the top off put that kind of plastic thing on top and heat it up in the microwave I love that and so anyways these are all brands that I can get behind and I enjoy again not going to be a poor position in my portfolio. But I’m Shirley Shirley as you can probably tell from today’s article enthusiastic and excited about this twelve percent drop it’s just it’s just fabulous so fun article today really excited to share something in real time here I’d be curious what do you think about Campbell’s soup what do you think about consumer non cyclical companies do you like them do you dislike them are you as excited as I am in 2018 I know it’s kind of kind of contrarian most people do not get excited when they’re when their portfolio is down and look one other nugget of information here it is very likely this year that my portfolio is going to not only likely it’s it’s going to happen with with high certainty my portfolio is going to drastically underperform the S&P 500 and that is. Because I have a lot of dividend stocks I have a lot of stocks that are consumer non cyclical and they’re just out of favor everyone hates them do I really care about outperforming the S&P 500 this year or next year or the year after that I just don’t it doesn’t matter to me. Because I cannot pay the bills without performing the sp500. But what I can pay the bills with our dividends cash flow that is paid to me from these companies in good economies and bad economies and I can use those dividend checks to pay the bills to eventually live off of and so for me it’s a real long game it’s a game about generating cash flow and so it’s nice to beat the sp500 in the past I have tended I’ve done that and I’ve tended to do that on some of the big positions in my portfolio they’ve done well and often times have have beaten the S&P 500 that said that some of those winning streaks that I’ve had in the past. Maybe they’re over for a while I am ok with that I’ve come to terms with that. In fact, I would prefer that. Because it means that I am going to get higher starting yields and it will allow me to reach financial freedom quicker. Because I’d rather buy this thing at a 4% yield in a 3 percent yield 4% yield gets me to financial freedom quicker gets me more cash flow from day one so that’s how I look at it. But I definitely have to put my ego aside my portfolio value aside. Because it’s going down and it’s it’s a challenging year if one just looks at one’s portfolio value if there are similar investor to me and if one just looks at share prices it’s challenging. But for me I don’t even look at that very closely surely I track it. But what I really look at closely is my dividend stream how much cashflow am i receiving on a month-to-month basis that’s what matters. Because that’s what I can pay the bills with anyways thank you for watching really really appreciate it I appreciate all the support I’m getting so many so many good questions here if you have questions please put them in the in the description or in the comments below if you like sample soup you don’t like it put it in the comments below let’s start a discussion on this one it’ll be really fun and I am responding to all the comments although I’m about five days backlog. Now son just. Now answering questions and comments that were placed five days ago so hang in there I’m playing catch-up I really do appreciate your patience and before I leave today a disclosure in terms of full disclosure I own the companies that were mentioned in today’s article in particular. I personally owned BP ticker symbol BP Campbell Soup ticker symbol CPB and also General Mills ticker symbol GIS I will link in the description below to the articles that I have about BP and General Mills in case you want to check those out and in terms of a disclaimer this is not investment advice I’m not a licensed investment advisor today’s article is just for your fun and entertainment if you’re going to go out and invest in the stock market or anywhere else please consult a licensed financial advisor first thank you for watching if you like the article please subscribe give me a thumbs up like a comment all of that means the world to me it helps this channel grow and it is the greatest way you can motivate me to produce more articles here on YouTube thanks again I will see you in the next article.

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A New Breed of Sales Funnels Interview with Dave Thomas of Commerce Warriors

hey guys welcome to profit copilot it’s Mick meanie here again and listen today is going to be a bit of a departure from the usual format. Because we’ve got special guests joining us we have got dave thomas from commerce warrior and that is a sales funnel platform that makes done-for-you sales funnels. So I figured Dave is gonna be an amazing help to you if you are building our sales funnels or if it’s something that you considering doing and we’re actually gonna delve into why you should be considering sales funnels even if you haven’t gotten up and running at the moment. Now listen I am incredibly nervous about doing live interviews and I am way outside my comfort zone doing this so that probably comes across and listen I figured that I had to bite the bullet I had to do it to obtain the knowledge from Dave. Because he’s got. You know. 20 years worth of marketing experience and knowledge I thought I have to do this to bring that information to you guys and I’m so glad that I have stepped outside my comfort zone just for half an hour however long the interview is and then got that information for you guys so I’m going to hit play do watch it till the end. Because you’re going to get some it. I mean some mind-blowingly awesome stuff in in this interview and you’re gonna see a new type of platform that’s doing something that I haven’t seen any other platform like it even attempt to do so hopefully you’re gonna get immense value from this stick around to the end watch all the way through and I will see you again at the end and enjoy welcome aboard welcome to profit co-pilot it’s awesome to have you here thank you for taking the time thank you thank you I appreciate it and I’m glad that we met I’m really excited to work with you and and learn more from you as well I know you have a lot of expertise especially in blogging which I definitely fall short in. So I think this can turn into a great great relationship I think so too Thanks can you tell us what commerce Warriors can do and really who is it for so Commerce Warriors is a team of tech and marketing experts we have the ability to build custom software and integrate third-party apps as well as plan launch and execute every type of marketing campaign both online and offline the real secret sauce to commerce warriors and our funnel tool exact conversion is our synergy between software development marketing science and awesome creativity. It really gives us the edge in today’s competitive tech market and marketing with this ability with our own software we’re able to instantly develop apps custom integrations install api’s and even integrate offline software’s this offline softwares are sometimes hard to integrate for fulfilment CRM is point-of-sale systems call handling platforms there’s so many other facets in in businesses that that are that are offline and. I think that there needs to be that integration between offline and online our marketing development services as far as Commerce Warriors are for small to medium businesses needing fully functional lead capture and sales machines that’s what we built we can handle small projects like single lead capture phone or launches or ongoing turnkey complete marketing automation you think this is a real serious platform. Now there’s some other stuff out there in the market which I kind of like toys people try them out they don’t. You know. they can get for a lot of people a eighty percent of the people are just not tech savvy enough and that’s okay. Because they have the part of their business that they are savvy in that they are experts in and that’s what us as software developers web developers and and marketing automation specialists that’s what we need to do and they need to do their side of the business. Yeah, that’s what I like about this it doesn’t try to be everything everybody it’s very focused it’s very slick in what it does and it does it well it doesn’t pretend to be anything that it’s not it’s it’s a funnel it’s a solid platform. It really is yes I was real he’s if you if you’re online if you want to make as you want to grow business on the Internet today you need a funnel there’s no getting around it that’s absolutely true. I mean even when it comes to product sales even just a simple lead capture funnel to warm those people up to get them excited about your product before you try to put it in their face and say here buy this can of so a drink for fifty dollars. You know. buy it. Now no I want to teach your audience why and what they get from it and what you’re going to do for them before they even see the price before they even see you’re trying to sell them something and then you bring them through and that’s the funnel and then you bring in from the top through it where you finally come out and say hey by the way if you like what I’m telling you if you like everything that we’re talking about here’s what I have to sell this fantastic supplement or this fantastic house or was fantastic blog service whatever it may be well. Yeah, we’ve got funnels online and offline as well don’t we. Yeah, I could pass the other day he was talking on our Facebook about the Disneyland funnel so he went on a ride at Disneyland he came off exit through the gift shop and that in itself is a very basic form of what’s a funnel nonetheless there are very sophisticated shopping center and grocery store marketers out there who have been building funnels for foot traffic since the dawn of grocery store. You know. the grocery store is the ultimate funnel it brings you through the door and instantly you have racks of magazines or whatever it is that’s selling hot and they they know when to change it and what to change what to put on the end caps they learn to create many caps. Because then caps didn’t exist at one time just like upsells and cross-sells and a funnel didn’t exist at one time so that is definitely a very good point to bring up offline is something that we cannot forget about we could learn a lot from it and we could still use it there’s still a lot of offline advantages to driving traffic to your store or or even your online presence what do you think takes a good funnel and turns into a great one testing testing testing if you’re not testing your funnel you’re you’re not learning what what is going to work next first I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s important that your cost per acquisition is known if you don’t know your cost per acquisition you’re you’re going to you’re going to have a hard time ramping up your budget your daily ad spend okay. Now what does your ad spend and what does your acquisition have to do with a great funnel well that’s what’s going to tell you if your funnel is working if your cost per lead or cost per customer is going down and your ad spend budget is staying the same then you have a funnel that is optimizing and doing well if your budget is staying the same and your cost per acquisition is going up then you have a funnel that has a problem so the way to adjust that is to start at your campaign level the traffic that you’re driving to your funnel once you optimize that you have a good CTR then you begin to optimize your headlines on your funnel your your images your offer that’s when you begin to optimize that part of it to turn it into a great funnel so again customer acquisition cost is going to define if you have a good funnel a lot of people that visit profit copilot our bloggers and some of them are a bit hesitant about saying up funnels and going down this this road understandable it’s fairly new absolutely yeah. But what would what might be a good funnel for a blogger how might a blogger take advantage and use their own sales funnel well first of all blogger has to identify his or her audience once they know their audience and they’ll know what their audience wants to purchase for what service their audience may be interested in in in some cases a blogger may want to go to a point where they actually own their own product and sell it that’s completely different than trying to say sell an affiliate offer sell somebody else’s product or if a blogger wants to sell their own service. So it my my advice to a blogger would be to begin with an affiliate service that they would highly recommend become an affiliate of somebody that you would highly recommend that you use a product to user a service you use and with the. Okay. So you might be thinking how well. Okay, what does that have to do with a a lead capture funnel auto sales fall so once you align with a product or service as a blogger that you want to affiliate with and resell that’s when you want to create a small piece of content something that you can give to your following a value that’s relevant to the company or product or service that you’ve just affiliated with for example if I have a diabetes blog then I’m a affiliate with a diabetes supplement company in which case I would want to build a lead generation funnel where I would give away a diabetes checklist of some sort or a diabetes ebook something of great value and hopefully as a blogger I would have that in me. Because I have years of battling diabetes or family with diabetes. So I I have something in me that I can I can give to somebody at value it’s funny a lot of people kind of fall short on what they give away or that they don’t want to spend money on developing an e-book to give away just to acquire an email address so something that I tell a lot of people is think about how much you think your email address is worth and how much what what you are willing to give up your email address or email addresses are turning into dollars turning into currency so in the end the users they’re realizing this so they’re using fake email addresses when wanting their spam. Because they know that they’re gonna go and get a whole bunch of junk email. So if you want to get somebody’s true email address there’s a you got to give them a really good value so developing a piece of content of value and giving that away for free will help the blogger to build their email list whereby they can then develop email campaigns to follow up with their with their followers and and then eventually present the product that they’ve affiliated with and use their their affiliate link if they don’t go that route and they do have the ability to own their own product and sell it awesome or have their own service awesome in that case then they want to have a a fully functioning sales funnel that they could drive people through a tripwire a main sales page cross-sell and upsell and down sell save the sale in email series save the sale funnels etc the full arts and they can do that three of commerce warriors absolutely all of them and. You know. a lot of bloggers so that technical thing know how to use WordPress and and stuff. But when it comes to installing more stuff a lot of them fold on they that’s a barrier for a lot of them can commerce warriors be used remotely so can it be hosted on your service so they don’t have to install anything I’m is hosted securely in all that absolutely absolutely so we have you have three different ways that that customers can use our platform one is they can use it directly in our system where they would be logging into our system if they are if they do want to edit the pages they’ll be editing the pages right within our system they can go and see the dashboard and look at their contacts and everybody who has has downloaded their free download or opted in or made a service inquiry or whatever the lead capture page may have been if they have a full sales funnel they’re able to go in and look at all the orders they’re able to see which point in the funnel that the order came from they’re also able to go in and modify trigger emails that trigger during those points within the sales funnel so it’s it’s there’s there are a lot of other tools as well within it so the end user can use it within our system another option is for them to host the pages themselves. So if they are ftp savvy if they are able to manage their own web pages they can download the HTML and the CSS and and they can inject it directly into their system and then we also have a wordpress plugin that they’re able to use to be able to run their pages directly from WordPress actually be able to edit them as pages within WordPress it’s currently under beta very much so. But it is available that is amazing when we’re also working on an open source code base that we’ll be launching on open funnels calm which will be the very first ever open source funnel building system I have yet to come across one. Yeah, I’ve never heard of that before if you’re out there and you’re interested eye contact us you can contact us right. Now we don’t we don’t have a fully built out yet. But we are looking for developers and programmers who are interested in how should people come out platform and and contributing to it what what’s the email address to contact you if anyone’s interested info at commerce warriors com brilliant thank you and integrates with all the CRN’s or auto responders people aren’t limited so again this is this is more of a done-for-you platform as opposed to a do-it-yourself platform so since we are a tech company and we have developers on staff if we don’t already have an api integrated we can easily integrate it if the if the CRM doesn’t have a name api we have the expertise to to go around that and and gave a dump into the CRM the the platform is extremely sophisticated I think what is even better about it is the brilliance behind it and the team behind it we’re really dedicated. I mean just a few minutes ago you mentioned some of the analytics behind the scenes that people can access not as in my posts and stuff I’m always hammering and the fact that people need to monitor the matrix they keep it they should keep an eye on their own with its why do you think that is so important I completely agree with you it’s the most important thing in any online business you need to know who’s visiting your page how long they’ve been on your page where they’re exiting what pages they’re going to what the behaviors are what the demographics are etc all of this can be picked up by analytical tools our dashboard does have basic metrics that I’ll show you visitors it shows you referral sources such as social email Direct Exedra. But it it’s as far as reporting it’s not super sophisticated. But what I want to tell you is that it integrates very well with all of the major analytic systems out there including Google Analytics and this is something that’s pretty amazing. Because I know a lot of funnel systems out there break down when it comes to using Google Analytics especially when using e-commerce tracking it is not able to track the orders through e-commerce tracking in Google Analytics our system is it tracks the path that tracks the ID attracts the customer and it gives the average order accurately and it’s all reportable through Google Analytics and Google tags it could be of course integrated using Google Adwords and and their conversion tags all the conversion pixels and visitor pixels the Facebook and Admiral perfect audience and all your other major retargeting and advertising platforms all of those pixels are easily integrated into our system as well. Now you just mentioned conversions. Yeah, there’s obviously an awful lot of very ugly squeeze pages out there they. You know. what I’m talking about right absolutely how do you think design impacts the conversion rate of a landing page well first of all I I was too we trained trained in graphic design I work for a print company for a few years when I was very young and and and I learned how to design an illustrator and Photoshop from from a true artist at that time and and I’ve always been hung up on design I’ve always looked at it and said all that looks amateur that looks childish that looks too basic this is aligned funnier this text looks funny. But through the years I’ve seen that only only testing design is going to tell you whether it converts I don’t care what the design looks like if it works and it converts then we’re keeping that design if it’s ugly and it looks horrible it’s it’s I write it it’s mind-blowing. But sometimes the most ugly pages convert the best you don’t need all the flashy articles you don’t need all the flashy imagery and and. You know. hi intense graphics and being blown away like wow this is a 2020 website maybe sometimes you don’t need all that sometimes it’s all about the content and information and we offer that you are presenting on the squeeze page or landing page for that matter. Now commerce worries from what I’ve got is gathered from this conversation it’s a different breed of sales funnel builder how else does it differ from what’s out there great for SEO a lot of a lot of landing page systems out there. Because of all the redirects that are being done through the different I can’t get too technical talking about DNS etc. But when pages are constantly redirected to other URLs search engines don’t like that they’ll never like this. Okay. In fact, they’ll be in your ads in some cases if if it’s a hard redirect on so our system is very very search engine friendly no more annoying redirect no zapier needed we don’t need to have some conglomerate of apps some middleman managing all the apps that integrate with our system and we’re never gonna need it or what else makes our system different. Okay, this is this is something that is extremely innovative and I don’t think has been talked about too much so let’s think about the traditional catalog website what’s the nice thing make about a traditional catalog website when you’re choosing products you you get to choose many products you get to ask hard you get an Add to Cart functionality with a with a sales funnel you don’t get that Add to Cart functionality right you’re kind of getting the upsell you’re really going to get offered three to six products through an upsell cross-sell down so Pat we’ve created a hybrid we have created a funnel that has Add to Cart functionality and then after they enter in their credit card has true unique upsell cross-sell down cell pages isolated navigation removed all all your other negative things that can cause somebody to click out of your funnel all of that is gone they are your modern upsell down cell pages directly after someone checks out from an Add to Cart style catalog and I can show you on one of our clients you go music we’re calm we can show it completely functioning live and running we launched this website about 30 days ago we will be advertising it heavily on Facebook on Google products and in other places so that I think is something that’s very exciting that’s different about our tool having me add the cart functionality along with the upsell cross-sell and down cell path after the checkout are you able to give us a look inside so we can see this for ourselves. So this is Hugo music wearing this would be the front end of the website so as you can see it looks like a traditional shopping cart you would think that you are in WooCommerce or magenta or something like that Shopify etc you click Add to Cart it adds products to cart as you can see I have been adding products to cart when you check out from here and you enter in your credit card it puts you through an upsell cross-sell path that sells you different colors those you options and other attributes to your products this is another example of our new hybrid style system this is called crazy core skills in here you have your typical catalogue style you can look at your off four pages and then all of these go off into their congruent funnel this has an exit pop on it so all of the funnels that come after each one of these courses are relevant to the course that let the end user is I this is our dashboard this is exact conversion this is what we use this is the tool that we use to build all of our clients funnels through commerce warriors comm this is crazy course deals dashboard you could see as I mentioned it has basic reporting we could see visitors we could see contacts we’ll be leads we can see our conversion rates you can see our orders we could see our order conversion rates and you can see our order revenue then we can come in and browse our our funnels. Now I have to let. You know. make that this is currently not open to the public the public is not able to edit their pages right now. But I will show you how the pages are able to be edited along with the beta designer that we’re currently developing it’s under development and will be released shortly. So this would be one of the courses on crazy course field certificate and social intelligence and online course. So this is one funnel funnel ID 377 that when we look at this funnel it brings it to the main author this would be the main offer at $89.99 if we go into this funnel we can see the funnel steps after they’ve gone through the social intelligence they get the social learning online course upsell the social media workplace upsell and the complete soft skills library upsell you’ll need an idea this is what the upsells look like so again this is the hybrid we’ve brought them into what appeared to be a catalog and drove them through a for checkout process the four-step checkout process and all they have to do is click Add. Now it’s a quick ad. Now they don’t have to re-enter in their credit card just like the new funnels are just like they all are one-time checkout it later OTO page and then of course at the end of it it dumps you into a Thank You page with all of your information so that’s a a good run down of of what the funnel looks like let’s take a little look at some of this stuff that we have in Veda right. Now so we have the ability to do some really cool stuff we could do AV split testing we can do page split testing. So this will take it in from the address will be the page itself we could identify key words with our system and inject key words into pages at specific points for example let’s say you run a Google AdWords campaign and you have your headline set to have your keyword injected in the out of your Google AdWords headline we can then have that same keyword injecting to the headline of your page that’s pretty hot we’re able to track refers and then we can actually set up so that refers specific records land on specific pages so that you don’t have to constantly give refer to different URL we have some really cool adwords tools that i’m not gonna get into and show you right. Now that’s a little bit too too advanced Twitter and Facebook a lot of it has to do with capturing data and and pulling in your facebook business page followers and pulling in their data this this does everything and we even out of being in Yahoo ad central if you’re still into that and of course all your email and tweets and location you can enter in your your location and then get your Google Ad Maps and add that to your pages. So this system again we use it on a proprietary basis to develop our own clients funnels. But we are in the process of launching it to the public we should have it out to the public in the next three to six months and then we’ll have it out to the developers after that Wow. All right, this is doing stuff that nobody is even thought of yet this is so good we are we are everybody’s thinking of it I hope everybody’s thinking of it. You know. I I hope when we do believe we create our open funnels and and add it to the community that we get more ideas and in that it’s kind of like the WordPress model. You know. a lot of people a lot of people gave WordPress a hard time seven or eight years ago a very hard time. Now it’s almost an industry standard I’m blown away by what this is capable of and there’s things going on there which I didn’t even think could be done yet. But that’s amazing congratulations thank you such an amazing system I really hope it’s successful Dave this is so before we wrap up what is the strongest piece of advice that you could offer for someone who is just starting out in business give yourself time always give yourself time to too often you’re you’re thinking of the next step you’re thinking that I need this I want I need to get here I need this I want this it hasn’t happened yet give yourself time it’s going to happen if you are dedicated if you are working smart and hard you’re going to accomplish what you what you want to accomplish I know it’s corny no. You know. one of the most underrated things people people need is patience and patience absolutely so thank you for that Dave it’s been lovely to talk to you honestly and I really do hope commerce worries is a massive success. Because deserves me I think this really does solve so many problems that people are having and. Yeah, yeah I just hope people go check it up those and take action with it so. Yeah, Commerce Warriors dot-com you can book an appointment with me you can buy a $99 lead capture funnel we have a lot of great offers there and check us out the link will be down underneath this article for people to click on and visit ok thank you kids I know hey guys what’s on that awesome let me know what you think in the comments below and also if you found it useful then drop a thumbs up give the article a like and if you’re not subscribed to this channel yet jump on board so I’m gonna leave it there. I think that was an amazing interview thank you so much to Dave for taking time out of his hectic schedule to give that information to you guys today so thank you for watching and I’m gonna see you again in a few days.

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A look behind scenes of a life coach sales funnel

welcome to profit copilot dot-com it’s make meaning here again and today I’m gonna run you through the funnel of someone that I’ve been working with so we have a lovely lady here she’s got a brand called smart bitch media how brandable is that what an awesome name what an awesome brand that could be. But she is failing. Okay, her squeeze page is not converting no one’s opting in she’s not getting leads so she’s not getting any sales crying shame. Because I think she could have a highly lucrative business if she just made a few small changes and this is what we’re gonna do okay. So I have gone through the funnel I have had a quick look at what needs to be done I’m recording the process. So you guys can learn from this too. So you can benefit from it she’s given me permission to share this stuff with you and I am going to be brutally honest I am NOT going to hold back I’m going to be a bit hash if needed. Because listen if you have a page like this you need to change it and I’m gonna show you what you need to change. So you can make more money in your business so let’s go through the funnel so the first thing that we hit is this squeeze page and I know it doesn’t look like a squeeze page. But it is the headline roadmap to success save you seat for the webinar today it doesn’t say who this is aimed for there’s there’s nothing specific about this the 90% of people aren’t ready to hear the truth. But I’m going to give you some truth. Okay, you need a new copy right. Okay, and this picture the the hero image good picture professional. You know. we’ve got this silly arrow pointing down for no reason free training doesn’t say what the training is about again roadmap to success no indication of what kind of success in what area six step process I like that six step process brilliant to achieve success again success in what why you haven’t succeeded. Okay, why you haven’t don’t XYZ that’s brilliant. But but it’s too general. Okay, three things you need to be successful. Okay, right fortunately I know who this page is aimed at would you believe it if I told you it was aimed at women who had left their career to support their family to raise a family and. Now want to get back into things and start their own business you would never assume that this page is aimed at that market right so let’s go through so let’s say we jump into the course action save your seat on the webinar. Okay, great webinars are popular what happens we see we we go ahead we register again we’ve got roadmap to success very vague you’re registered brilliant we need that kind of confirmation click at the button below and begin your life transformation see you on the other side kiss kiss kiss. Okay, again so vague doesn’t really tell us what we’re getting watch article. Now watch your article I thought it was a webinar. Okay, mixed messages here so really what we want to do here is put in some kind of call to action that leads to a sale okay. So I know that the end result that this lady wants to achieve is to sell a coaching program four thousand dollars a month so that’s certainly cheap achievable she can do that no problem. But she’s got to get the the elements of the funnel sorry about what she is. You know. thankfully recognized that she needs that and I’m available to help so here we are and to get that sale she’s actually offering a free 60 minute phone call to see if you and her would be a good match she was as a potential customer so that’s really good. But that is the shortest route that a lead will take to becoming a customer right so they start off here with the squeeze page opt-in next on this page that it there has to be some mechanism that directly leads to a sale so she needs to put in the call to action to schedule an appointment on this page here we have a watch article. Now so that’s a call to action we click that the article length is let’s see how long the article is it’s 25 minutes long so 25 minute article that they have to sit through schedule your free 60 minute transformation session change your life with one phone call that’s good copy change change your life with one phone call. Okay, why isn’t that on this page okay. So if I was hurt I will put change your life with one phone call you’re free 60 minute coaching session or your your discovery call whatever you want to call it with testimonials on this page and a big call to action with this this page embedded on here. So you make. It really easy for people to register then down here you would have a no thank you for the people who don’t want to schedule a call just yet leading to this page so there’s a lot of work we can do on just those two pages to get things converting properly so first of all we have to get the leads into the phone. All right, and then we have to convert those leads into prospects by making them schedule the appointment. Because that’s where the big close is gonna come in isn’t it that’s where she’s gonna really make the money it’s from closing prospects on this call that’s how she’s gonna do so that’s where we really need to focus the sales mechanisms on those two on these two pages getting those right first and then we can get fancy with this webinar this pre-recorded webinar and run tests on that see this copy transform your life today you know. Okay, there’s a lot of stuff we can do with this funnel. But really it’s these first two pages that I would really suggest she she invests her time and energy into managing properly. You know. she wants to move this above the fold. Yeah, put the for the the form above the fold don’t make people scroll down for it that’s not cool. Okay, change the copy make. It really specific the the images the nice graphics with the arrow all that stuff it’s not that important okay. But the copy is vitally important you gotta get your copy right without the copy you’re not gonna get any conversion as she is discovering right. Now so that’s it just a quick look through behind the scenes for you guys so maybe you can benefit from from this too if you’re in a similar situation and do. You know. what if you want me to look through your funnels that could be a dirty joke right there okay. But if you want me to look through your sales funnels have a little look send me an email make it profit co-pilot calm and you might be one of the lucky ones that gets a free consultation with me to go through the sales funnel and record it so other people can benefit that is conditional if you’re accepted if there’s a limited number I can do for free. But be happy to do one or two a month if we can record it and let other people benefit from it too so drop me an email if you into that make profit co-pilot calm and I’ve dropped my pen so I’m going to call it a day if you found this useful give it a thumbs up below subscribe to the channel and I’m gonna see you in a few days take care guys thank you for watching.

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A Killer Sales Formula from The Wire

hey guys how you doing so I’ve just been watching the wire the TV show the wire and I thought this little clip would be really beneficial so the profit copilot guys. So I thought I’d share it with you and let me give you a warning so there’s a lot of swearing in it some really bad language. So if that offends you then you might not want to watch this. But you’re. Okay, with that stuff and understand that this is all educational and it’s probably going to benefit you in the long run then. You know. stick with it and have it have a little watch of this article so I’m going to play the clip for you. Now man drops me right see the onion it was trained by either one who got beat No. Yeah, I want to learn more I got a jump down on Gilmore in the old tire play right so. Okay, so do you get why I showed that to you it’s the same kind of stuff that we should be doing on the Internet excuse me welcome mmm so. Yeah, what what we do we do effectively the same thing don’t we or we should be doing so we see. You know. people who will benefit from our advice from our experience and then we approach them and then we give them something that will benefit them we give them actionable results actionable information that will lead to results that they can they can use there and then to benefit from and then we say hey if you want more of that this is how you can get it. So, you know. that that’s really just good salesmanship if you’re not applying that to your business at the moment maybe it’s something that you should think about. Because as you can see even in something like the wire. You know. that kind of salesmanship is is being using. Okay, it’s a fictional TV series. But when it comes down to it that’s the formulas and then there you go just a quick article I thought this would be beneficial to you so thanks for watching and I’ll see you again in a few days.

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A fast way to make a sale The Ben Franklin Close

hey everybody welcome to profit copilot it’s make meanie here again and today I’m going to give you a really solid this is an awesome technique to help you sell more maybe you have been in this situation where you speaking to someone and they’re not sure if your product or your service is right for them how do you how do you sell it while being ethical making sure that they get absolute value from your not only your product. But the sales experience itself well here’s what you do this is called the Ben Franklin clothes I think you get them to write two columns on a sheet of paper or on the computer or whatever on one side you’re gonna have pros on the other side you’re gonna have cons then you’re gonna help them to list out the pros and the cons of the product or service that you’re offering. Now if you can make the pro list longer than the cons column you will increase the chance of getting a sale of course you’re not gonna. You know. be SMU not gonna lie to them and you’re not gonna trick them or do anything unethical. But you are gonna sell your product or service in the best possible light to make sure that the pro con is longer than the cons con and that’s it that’s like a really simple little sales trick that you can use to close the sale quicker and this is really effective if somebody is undecided if they say things like they need to think it over or they need some time so what you can do is say well let’s make a list let’s make a pros and cons list right. Now let’s get some clarity and that’s what you’re doing is you’re giving them clarity in this situation and. You know. when they see the list they will be able to make make up their own minds more efficiently and they will be able to see the benefits in either buying product or walking away from the deal so there you go hope you’ve enjoyed this if you found it useful give it a little thumbs up below hit the like button subscribe to the channel and you get another one of these tomorrow thank you for watching guys have a good day.

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80 million ad impressions New advertising tool

imagine if your advert could reach 80 million impressions I’m gonna tell you about that after this [Applause] welcome back guys welcome back this is profit copilot calm and my name is Mick meanie and this website in this channel is all about helping you get better results online so today I’m talking about news UK which is an advertising company they are responsible for the Sun The Times The Sunday Times and a few other publications here in the UK and they are releasing a new advertising tool that will compete with Facebook ads. Now this is in response to the algorithm changes that have upset so many people on Facebook maybe you’re one of them so the new tool is going to let you upload adverts the same kind of adverts that you normally would upload to Facebook and Twitter and use on social media hey you can even upload tweets to the new system. But you’re gonna be able to upload your stuff there and then it will go live in around 24 hours and an exact replica of that advert will appear on the Sun newspaper website and The Times newspaper website on mobile devices and news UK can give advertisers access to 18 million impressions. So if you’re into branding in a big way this is certainly one to consider for you. Now when it comes to advertising on news websites as someone who runs a news website myself I know just how valuable the CPM rate can be it is typically amongst the highest rate on the Internet we have seen rates as high as $50 per CPM what that means is for every thousand impressions you give you will earn a few dollars for those impressions news websites tend to command the highest fees. Because of the authority and perceived trust that goes along with those websites so at the moment there’s no pricing available on this new tool that news UK are going to release the information that they have given is minimal we don’t really know what to expect we know what it can do and how it’s going to do it. But beyond that we don’t really know what the exact details are going to be until they make some kind of formal announcement and launch the tool. But I suppose this just goes to show that when a company like Facebook or Google makes algorithm changes that affect a lot of people new opportunities will spring up elsewhere on the internet that cater to those people and if there’s one constant in this internet marketing thing it’s that change is inevitable we have to constantly adapt and refine and keep moving changing our strategy as technology moves forward as algorithms change and I think this development from News UK is a very positive thing for us for advertisers for marketers I think news UK will be among a group of companies that produce products and services that take business and our advertising dollars away from Facebook which is only a good thing in my opinion as great as Facebook advertising is they’re not really fair to us they don’t really treat advertisers with the respect that we kind of deserve for funding the Facebook business right we’re kind of being continuously punished and squeezed for more profit by Facebook and I think the more they do that the more opportunities will spring up elsewhere that we can take advantage of and maybe this is going to be one of those opportunities maybe it won’t be may be all fizzle out or the service they roll out isn’t up to the standard that we expect or. Maybe they don’t have the level of targeting that we want there could be a whole host of reasons why it doesn’t work. But maybe it will work so fingers crossed that if this works other services will spring up and do. You know. what in one of my previous articles a couple of months ago I gave you I think it was seven alternatives it’s a Facebook. So if you are feeling stung by Facebook at the moment have a look at that article that will give you at least seven alternatives that you can use to drive traffic to your squeeze pages or two email lists he offers whatever it is that you’re promoting. So I think I’ll leave it there for today thank you very much for watching hit the like button and subscribe to the channel and I’ve just realized something tomorrow is a very special day you want to check out tomorrow’s article if you are interested in creating content on the internet. Because today today is the last day of my 90 day content challenge so for the last 90 days I have created one piece of content every single day and put it on the internet every single day without a break and tomorrow we’re going to have a look at the results of taking that massive action and I’m going to tell you all about it and the journey that I’ve been on what I’ve got planned for the future. So you don’t want to miss that if you’re creating content or you’re thinking about creating content and I do include sending emails to your list in content creation so thank you very much for watching hit the like button if you’ve enjoyed this subscribe to the channel hit that little notification bell and you’ll get another article like this tomorrow and listen this stuff that we talked about on profit copilot is important right that’s why I do this stuff is to help change people’s lives in just a small way. So this stuff is important so share it with other people who need to know about it and. You know. what they’ll probably be really thankful that you have and it helps me out in a massive way. It really does so thank you very much for watching have a fantastic day and I will see you again tomorrow.

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7+ Facebook Alternatives To Drive Traffic To Your Site

hey guys welcome to profit copilot it’s Mike Meany here and today I’m gonna talk about Facebook Ads. But not in the way that I usually do so last night I was watching a article by miles blacker and he said that people are finding it more difficult to advertise on Facebook and he predicts that it’s gonna go the same way things went a few years ago with Google AdWords. Now if you weren’t around at that time it was a pretty bad situation for everyone in this industry what happened was we had really good click-through rates really cheap we could send traffic to our websites and make a decent profit and then what happened was the big guys the big companies that have got millions. You know. hundreds of millions of dollars to invest in advertising took over the platform and pushed us out the little guys. So it became very difficult for us to make a profit on AdWords miles reckons that the same thing is going to happen to Facebook ads that happen to AdWords and I kind of agree with them I can see it happening too. So I think responsible marketers should really be looking ways to diversify our traffic sources so today I’m going to give you a few alternatives that you can think about if you’re finding that it’s getting a bit tricky to make a decent return on your investment on Facebook so today I’m going to give you a list and I’ve got a list in front of me here let me find it on the computer. Okay, here we go so I’ve got a few a few alternatives for you I haven’t tried out all of them I have tried some of them which I’ll go through in a minute the first place is probably gonna be the most obvious for you which is Bing ads. Now I haven’t used that myself. So I can’t comment on how effective it is. But it is an option for you then we’ve got LinkedIn which I have tried it’s. Okay, it’s not bad if you’re in b2b business business then LinkedIn is pretty good we’ve also got YouTube and then stumble upon. Now that used to be huge a few years ago stumble upon was a massive website. But since Twitter which is another advertising platform we can use. But since Twitter and Facebook and LinkedIn came along stumbled on stumble upon kind of slip down the rankings in terms of traffic another place we can advertise is Yahoo so they’ve got Gemini and what else got Comcast. Now if you doing local business maybe you’re doing offline marketing for companies and you need to advertise locally then a good option could be Yelp that seems to be the real big guy of local search and we’ve also got TripAdvisor which is really handy if you’re in the service industry. So I know that some of you are trying to get viral type websites up and running so what about advertising for more general niches well we’ve got two bula we’ve got out brain we’ve got discuss advertising add roll and add blade. Now let me say that add blade and tabouleh and out brain very very good traffic sources so there you go there’s some alternatives to Facebook for you if you’re not really getting the return that you want to see on Facebook give some of these a shot and. You know. something else that Miles said in the article he said that people should be building authority websites and. You know. what that’s absolutely sure I completely agree with him. Because given enough time and given enough work and believe me it takes time it takes a lot of work to to build an authority website. But when you do you don’t have to worry about advertising you don’t worry about the same things that most other marketers or online entrepreneurs have to worry about. Because all the traffic is coming is seeking you out. Because of that authority states so I’m not even talking just about the search engine traffic that you get from an authority site I’m talking about the reputation that you build in a niche where you have other authority sites and influencers and that kind of thing linking to you. Because your content is that good. So if you’re not building your own authority site at the moment that is something to really consider for the future. Because ok it’s going to take you a few years to do it. All right, there’s no getting around it you’re not going to do it overnight oh there you go hope you found this to be useful if you have you might like some of my other stuff and you can get that when you go to profit co-pilot calm voice I just subscribe and jump on the mailing list. Okay, thank you for watching this and I’ll see you again soon guys you you.

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7 Ways To Instantly Boost Your Email Open Rate

hey guys it’s Mike meaning here again and welcome to profit copilot in today’s article you’re going to learn seven awesome tips to help with it email marketing so by the end of this article you’ll know how to get a higher open rate and a higher click-through rate so that means more people will read your emails and that ends with more traffic to your website so it’s a pretty good result right. Okay, so tip number one to recipe plus a benefit you see curiosity is a great way to motivate people to take action. Because we’re all curious by nature. But when you combine it with a benefit in your subject line your subscribers desire levels will increase and so will your open rates tip number two keep it sure don’t use long words in your subject I’ll keep it brief so your subscribers don’t have that much to think about besides opening and reading your emails inject the curiosity and strong benefit as concisely as possible don’t dilly-dally and don’t meander keep it short and sweet. Okay, number three promise quick results everybody wants instant results right so give them something that they can use right. Now communicate that they’re getting information that will produce immediate results using words like lightning fast and rapid or convey a sense of speed you number four use bullet points in the body of your email it’s a smart idea to break up the copy by throwing in a few bullet points it makes the content easy to read and it stands out against the rest of the email make sure that each bullet point including benefit and serves as a preview of what the subscriber is going to get when they click your link number five make it new people love to be the first to hear new things. So if you can be among the first to bring new things to your subscribers attention it’s an easy way to boost your open rate and your click-through rates. So you can even put a new spin on something old and it still works really good. Because you’re delivering a unique perspective to your audience number six responsiveness most emails are. Now opened on phones which means your email has to render correctly across a wide range of devices it’s got to look good on desktop computers on laptops and notebooks it’s got to look good on tablets and on smartphones or so make sure your email platform offers responsive templates that you can use you number seven add a call to action this can be anything it can be a link to your blog post a link to a sales page a link to an affiliate offer it can even be asking your subscribers to forward the email to the friends at the samar you can choose whatever you like. But ask your subscribers directly to take some kind of action don’t miss the opportunity to bring them further into your funnel or to increase engagement in some way. Okay, so here’s a bonus tip avoid Smart Filters if your emails aren’t making their way into your subscribers inbox then your open rates are going to be low. But here’s an easy way to prevent that from happening just be mindful of the words you use inside your email avoid excessive use of words like free rich make money and cash also remember the number of links in your email personally I like to use just one or two. Okay, so when you put all of these tips together or even just use a couple of them at a time in each of your emails you will see an increase in your open rate and your click-through rates good stuff right. Okay, so before I go if you found this useful then it makes sense that you might like my other articles right and you can get them when you go to profit copilot calm or slash subscribe and jump on the mailing list right so that’s all from me for today I hope you use this to get better result from your email marketing. Okay, thank you for watching and I will see you again soon you.

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7 rules to build a cult like following according to Patrick Hanlon Primal Branding_6dcVc8rfDGA

hey everybody welcome to profit copilot it’s Mike Meany here again this channel is all about helping you to get more independence and freedom through online entrepreneurship and today I’m going to talk about Patrick Hanlon who is author of a book called primal branding and he has seven steps that you need to take. So if you want to build a cult-like following that buys your stuff that buys into your message and your brand then follow these steps the first thing that you will need to do is have a back story of creation story your origin story so that’s where you’ve come from. So you would talk about your obstacles and hurdles that you overcome to achieve what you have for me I started in the 90s I went self-employed in 2004. Because I was a long parent completely messed it up made so many mistakes. But eventually figured it out with the help of some very kind people along the way and eventually achieved a life of freedom so that would be my backstory the second step is to have creed and this is the why you doing what you’re doing. So you can think of it as like a mission statement on steroids and it’s all about the why from me it’s. Because I know that we have technology. Now that can help every single person on this planet achieve more freedom and independence living their life focused on the things that they love doing sharing the things that they love. You know. creating heart centric content that that’s so much value to other people’s lives so the third thing that you need is icons and I don’t just mean a good logo I’m talking about having brand consistency and keeping things associated with your brand so in my case it could be the Hat it could be the environment. I mean it could be the fact that it’s a black and white article and maybe in time these are all things that will become associated with my brand identity on YouTube and the fourth thing that Patrick Hanlon suggests that you do is have rituals so these could be caused to action for me it’s asking you you like the article to let me know that you want more content like this one for other people it’s a ting people to comment on their blog posts to share their posts so it’s something that gets your audience your followers involved in your business in some way and they contribute to it and they do something on a regular basis that is positive for them and for you and then Patrick suggests the fifth thing that you do is address non-believers and these are the people who you are against I’ve spoken about this associative groups in the past and and how powerful they can be for me it’s the get-rich-quick guy who wants to profit from people through line and deception and that is the disassociative group in my world and then the sixth step is the use of language so these are words that your audience knows and understands in our little community it will be things like SEO sales funnels these are words that mean something to people like me and you. But mean very little for somebody who was not part of our community and then the seventh thing that you need is a leader so that’s going to be you and your thing you are the leader and it is your job to implement all the previous rules that have just run you through so that is seven ways that you can build a cult-like following through your internet business. So if you have enjoyed this if you found it useful and you want me to create more stuff like this article then hit the like button below subscribe to the channel hit the little bell notification. So you get more articles that will teach you how to get more freedom and independence through online entrepreneurship so thank you for watching and I will see you again tomorrow with another article that will help you to achieve that just a little bit thanks for watching have a great day.

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7 rules to build a cult like following according to Patrick Hanlon Primal Branding

hey everybody welcome to profit copilot it’s Mike Meany here again this channel is all about helping you to get more independence and freedom through online entrepreneurship and today I’m going to talk about Patrick Hanlon who is author of a book called primal branding and he has seven steps that you need to take. So if you want to build a cult-like following that buys your stuff that buys into your message and your brand then follow these steps the first thing that you will need to do is have a back story of creation story your origin story so that’s where you’ve come from. So you would talk about your obstacles and hurdles that you overcome to achieve what you have for me I started in the 90s I went self-employed in 2004. Because I was a long parent completely messed it up made so many mistakes. But eventually figured it out with the help of some very kind people along the way and eventually achieved a life of freedom so that would be my backstory the second step is to have creed and this is the why you doing what you’re doing. So you can think of it as like a mission statement on steroids and it’s all about the why from me it’s. Because I know that we have technology. Now that can help every single person on this planet achieve more freedom and independence living their life focused on the things that they love doing sharing the things that they love. You know. creating heart centric content that that’s so much value to other people’s lives so the third thing that you need is icons and I don’t just mean a good logo I’m talking about having brand consistency and keeping things associated with your brand so in my case it could be the Hat it could be the environment. I mean it could be the fact that it’s a black and white article and maybe in time these are all things that will become associated with my brand identity on YouTube and the fourth thing that Patrick Hanlon suggests that you do is have rituals so these could be caused to action for me it’s asking you you like the article to let me know that you want more content like this one for other people it’s a ting people to comment on their blog posts to share their posts so it’s something that gets your audience your followers involved in your business in some way and they contribute to it and they do something on a regular basis that is positive for them and for you and then Patrick suggests the fifth thing that you do is address non-believers and these are the people who you are against I’ve spoken about this associative groups in the past and and how powerful they can be for me it’s the get-rich-quick guy who wants to profit from people through line and deception and that is the disassociative group in my world and then the sixth step is the use of language so these are words that your audience knows and understands in our little community it will be things like SEO sales funnels these are words that mean something to people like me and you. But mean very little for somebody who was not part of our community and then the seventh thing that you need is a leader so that’s going to be you and your thing you are the leader and it is your job to implement all the previous rules that have just run you through so that is seven ways that you can build a cult-like following through your internet business. So if you have enjoyed this if you found it useful and you want me to create more stuff like this article then hit the like button below subscribe to the channel hit the little bell notification. So you get more articles that will teach you how to get more freedom and independence through online entrepreneurship so thank you for watching and I will see you again tomorrow with another article that will help you to achieve that just a little bit thanks for watching have a great day.

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7 free traffic sources you might not know about

hey you welcome to profit co-pilot guys I’m Rick Mooney and today I’m gonna give you seven traffic sources that you might not be aware of. So you probably already know about Facebook groups ready LinkedIn cure or a queue or a cool Twitter stumble upon that kind of thing you probably already know all those here’s some new ones for you so the first one is Flipboard and that lets you build a following on there by organizing magazines does take a little bit of work. But it is worth it if you do it properly and secondly we’ve got do splash so do splash is somewhere where you can post any type of blog content that you want. But it might take a little bit of time for you to get approved on there. Because it’s really cool actually they manually verify every account so that stops. You know. awful people and spammers and stuff from posting on the site. But do splash it’s it’s worth checking out if you want some more traffic then you’ve got zest that is or is and that lets you submit your posts through their platform and it’s actually that Google Chrome had on so what happens are you submit you you can turn through there if it’s approved then it will go out to like loads of people through the the google chrome and on you get loads of traffic that way every post that is submitted is manually reviewed so that ensures quality control on their part and it also kinda guarantees though if you get selected then you gotta get a massive spike in traffic then the next one is pin groupie for Pinterest I know that we’re. You know. we’re all fans of Pinterest here and stuff. But pin groupie will let you find shared Pinterest boards. But you can contribute to and get traffic on that way instead of trying to build up your own following on Pinterest you can just kind of siphon some of that traffic then you’ve got amplified blog and this all comes down to how much you engage on the platform and what kind of content you contribute be a real asset to the community then you’ve got blog engage which is really good finding awesome groups to become power of and then getting feedback on your posts which is brilliant way to get traffic to your site so blog engage definitely want to check out then you’ve got bees sugar where you can share your content on there and maybe unlike some what other platforms you can actually share article on one two and it’s all about posting credible high quality content just like the rest of these platforms. But to really succeed on be sugar you have to post absolutely top-notch quality and then people will leave little sugars for you and then that will boost your crop your credibility on the platform so there you go hope you found this useful hope you use some of these platforms to drive a lot more traffic to your website for free and if you found this useful then hit the thumbs up button below. Because it tells me that I need to create more content like this and then subscribe to this channel hit the little bell notification button and you’ll get another article from me tomorrow and that’s going to help you get a little bit more freedom and independence through online entrepreneurship so thank you for watching this article have a fantastic day and I’ll see you again tomorrow.

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6 Sales Page Conversion Hacks in 90 Seconds

a six conversion hats in 90 seconds. Okay, this is great for squeeze pages opt-in forms email campaigns and sales pages so the first half don’t use too much height some height is good it gets people excited gets people engaged. But keeping real keep it believable too much height will kill you trust and your conversion rate keep it simple use easy to understand language parents and make sure that your message is very clear make sure that even a child can understand what you’re saying to help you do this Yoast has a wordpress plugin that you can use on your posts to make sure that it’s at the appropriate reading level so the third hack to remove choices this is. Because the more choices that we have the less satisfaction we feel it’s crazy right it sounds counterintuitive so instead of offering multiple offers on one page on multiple payment options remove all them limit yourself to just three options per page at a maximum one is best absolute maximum is three and before I think we’re on four so make your copy easy to scan give people shortcuts to get to the info that they want so use headings make sure that you have lots of bullet points use diagrams just make sure people can look at the page scan it and obtain the information they need quickly and then the fifth is to write your call-to-action in the first person you can increase the number of clicks on your call-to-action button by 24 percent so use words like I me my so instead of saying something like sign up. Now you might want to say something like send me free weekly updates and notice in this example we’ve also included the frequency as well which is another benefit that entices them to click the bond and then the final one test test and test some more and never stop imagine your sales copy a little bit like tuning a radio. So you have to go one way measure the results if it’s not giving you the results that you want try and go the opposite way and then dial it in once you’ve got the signal once you’ve got people buying or converting then doing more of what is working so there you go that six conversion hacks in ninety seconds I think so thank you very much for watching if you found this useful hit the like button and subscribe to the channel and I’ll see you again tomorrow have a fantastic day.

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5 tips to boost e commerce sales

everybody welcome to profit copilot my name is Mick Meany and this channel is all about helping you to get more independence and freedom through online entrepreneurship self today is all about shopping cart abandonment. Because I’ve seen some quite troubling stats today so 74 percent of shoppers are abandoning their cats before they finalize the purchase I’m going to give you five five tips to help you save the sale maybe maybe put more money in your pocket as a result so the first tip I’ve got for you is to actually go through the shopping cart yourself. Now listen I’ve been involved in e-commerce building ecommerce sites since the very beginning since the 90s so maybe if you have a new shopping cart online and you’re not getting the sales you expect just go through the process become a customer yourself test it out. Okay, and secondly have a look at this little chat. Okay, so 56% of people leave the shopping cart. Because they are presented with unexpected costs and that brings us to my second point check the tax and the shipping costs make sure that they are appropriate for the user and how you do that is you use a cookie a location tracking cookie so your shopping cart knows where a whereabouts in the world they are and then that will provide them with the correct tax and shipping information so they don’t feel stung and they get the accurate information for their location and then the third tip that I’d like to give you is something that we see the big guys doing a lot of at the moment which is price matching so make a deal with your customer with your potential customer promise them that if they find the same item cheaper elsewhere on the internet you will pay the difference and that can have a dramatic increase on your bottom line on the number of sales coming through your shopping cap I know it’s not always possible if you drop shipping and that kind of thing. But if you can offer that as a guarantee I would strongly recommend you at least test it and then the fourth tip that I’ve got for you is to use scarcity use urgency what you could do is show that the number of items you have left or you have a time on on a special discount time limited discount. Now let me say something about using scarcity it can lead to buyer’s remorse so what may happen if you’re especially if you’re selling digital products and you use the scarcity you might notice an increase in your refund rate. Because you’re putting pressure on people to purchase which in itself is. Okay, that’s fine. But if they’re doing it in a panic state and they’re not really thinking about their needs and that loss aversion has kicked in then the day afterwards or a few hours later they may have gone through the process again in the Mon and thought well have I made a mistake and then that’s where buyers remorse comes in. So if you use an urgency or scarcity that is something to consider and then the final tip that I’ve got for you is to follow up. Now this is such a massive area I could probably make 10 articles just on the follow up sequence. But for simplicity sake you could use email chances are you will have their contact information and you can send them a reminder and then another really effective way to follow-up is through facebook custom audiences and then the next time they’re on facebook they’ll see a little reminder about the shopping cart process about the item you could also include scarcity and urgency and their or maybe offer a discount. I would say it’s probably not a good idea to train your customers to expect a discount in that way. But certainly use Facebook ads to follow up and remind them that they forgot to complete the checkout so there you go I hope you found these five little tips to be useful if you have hit the thumbs up one below. Because that tells me that I need to create more content like this for you and also subscribe to the channel and hit the little notification bell. So you get another article from me like this tomorrow and that will help you to get a bit more independence and freedom through online entrepreneurship so thank you very much for watching I hope you have a great day and hope you put these five little tips to good use and increase more profit as a result thanks for watching take care.

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5 Persuasion techniques Secrets From Blair Warren

everybody welcome to profit copilot my name is Mick Meany and this channel is all about helping you get more independence and freedom through online entrepreneurship so today I’m going to talk about the most persuasive sentence in history at least in my opinion. So this is from a chap called Blair Warren who is one of the persuasion gurus and he is someone that I really looked to and have learned an awful lot from so the sentence that he’s created this is the most persuasive sentence you will ever hear people will do anything for those who encourage their dreams justify their failures allay their fears confirm their suspicions and help them to throw rocks at their enemies I’ll get into exactly why this is the most persuasive sentence you will ever hear. But first let me let me ask you something have you noticed something about this sentence you might notice that this sentence is not about you this is about your customers your leads your prospects this is about your market and that’s. Because your audience see your prospects they don’t really care about you they they only care about themselves and what they can get from you that puts you in a really positive a really strong position to deliver awesome value to them and to actually help them with their problem and become the trusted adviser that we’re supposed to become so by removing the focus away from you and your achievements and how great you are at whatever you do and moving it on to them focus on on their dreams their failures their fears I’ll go through all in a second. But when you focus on their needs you will be able to align yourself with them more effectively than say your competition who might be just bragging about how much money they’ve made or how much weight they’ve lost so why should you incur people’s dreams well people need to feel a belief in something they need to feel that the thing they want to achieve is possible and when you do that when you say yes it’s possible it can be done you can do it too you give them something on a very deep emotional level that influences it changes their self-image and when you do that when you can change someone’s self-image just a little bit they will look to you. Because that kind of emotion that kind of feeling is addictive so it’s your job to help your audience understand that they can achieve the thing that they they set out to and then why should you justify their failures well people don’t want to take responsibility for the mistakes not really. You know. if you can give them a scapegoat or give them something else to blame then. You know. it means they don’t have to blame themselves and again that emotion is addictive if they can if they never have to feel the responsibility or the blame for further mistakes and just to say well. You know. it’s. Because all gurus are lying and how if you can help them to blame those guys instead of themselves again that becomes addictive and they look to you and then why should you away their fears well. Okay, let me ask you something think about time when you were worried about something or you were afraid and you had someone say say to you don’t worry about it it’s fine don’t be afraid. Okay, that probably didn’t mean much to you you probably didn’t look to that person for reassurance again right. You know. they they minimized you feelings so as a result you can a step back and well. Okay, so we should do as email this builders or marketers or content creators whatever we are our job should be instead of telling not to worry about their fears is to listen to the fears accept them that these fears are real and it’s our job to work through those fears until it passes. So if your prospect is worried about XYZ don’t dismiss it don’t minimize it technology daddy. You know. maybe you have had the same fear too and you overcame it so therefore you can help them to over or to overcome the same fear so as we move towards the end of this article why should we confirm their suspicions well simply put people just want to feel right they want to feel justified they want to be able to say to themselves I knew it I knew I was right about that. So if you can help him do that they’ll bond with you. You know. quicker than someone who who tries to tell them that they were wrong about something and why they were wrong and all that. So, you know. they’ll forgive you for things and the last thing is to help him throw rocks at their enemies. Because again if you can create a common enemy that you both share then that bonding process happens a lot quicker. Because you share it’s just it’s a sign that you share the same values and on a. You know. on a subconscious level. So if you can find the common enemy and if you can help help them feel good about feeling bad about that enemy you build that rapport an awful lot quicker and let me say if you’re gonna do that if you’re gonna find enemies in your market place I wouldn’t pick on individuals I would here pick on ideas pick on values instead of individuals. Because. You know. you don’t want to go out and and bully people or try and damage people’s businesses and that kind of awful awful stuff. But he’ll find something that’s wrong with your industry and attack that that becomes the enemy and chances are whatever flaws or problems exist in your industry your potential customer your leads your prospects will probably already feel like that is their enemy too so there you go the most persuasive sentence in history as I see it anyway people will do anything for those who encourage their dreams justify their failures or lay their fears confirm their suspicions and help them to throw rocks at their enemies hopefully. Now you can see why that is the most persuasive sentence in the history of mankind as I see it anyway so consider the insights that I’ve given you in this article really do think it over and how each one applies to your industry think about how you can inject more of this kind of stuff into your sales pages or your blog posts to your podcasts and I can almost guarantee that when you do you will receive a better response from your audience as a result and they will see you more on their side you become their champion in a way when you have all these five points spread throughout your your overall message through your blog posts your sales pages your articles podcasts whatever so please use it to build that bond to increase your profit to deliver more value to your marketplace help people see that you are the person that they really need to be listening to above others in your niche so thank you for checking out this article if you’ve liked it hit the thumbs up button below subscribe to the channel hit the little notification bell and you will get another article from me tomorrow and that will help you to get a little bit more independence and freedom through online entrepreneurship so thanks for watching tastic.

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4 new ways to sell online

everybody welcome to profit girl viola it’s making any here again and today I’m gonna give you four sneaky ways to improve your sales so the first one that we’re going to look at is called parasite SEO and I know it sounds terrible. But it’s not. Okay, you’re probably already doing it. In fact, the best example that we have got of parasite SEO is guest blogging so what you do if you have a new website or a website that isn’t performing too well in the search engines you might want to take your keywords and your content and put it onto a bigger web site that has got a higher chance of ranking for those keywords and what you do you would put your hunt and your message in that post with the links to the places that you want to link to so instead of the traffic coming to your site which is ideal. But you will take the second best option and that is to rank it on a higher bigger website that increases your chance of siphoning off some of that traffic and that set those sales that come with it so the second method that I’m going to tell you is multi-touch campaigns what are they well. Okay, these are really clever so we use retargeting to create a sense of omnipresence all around our audience all around our prospect so what that means is if they visit our website we can retarget them on Twitter on facebook on facebook on YouTube what we do is we create a it’s like a network of advertising that surrounds our prospects and this is really effective. Because one advert on its own on Facebook out on its own in the wind is it gonna do too much so we have to create a network of adverts that all work together have one clear message that direct the prospect to take one single action that we want them to take and this will be different depending on the stage of the funnel that they are at. So you will have different pains four different stages of the funnel and the third thing that I’m going to tell you about is is called the exit intent pop-up. So this is nothing new. But how we use it is usually an exit intent pop up happens when someone tries to leave your website so what we would do is we would use that technology which isn’t new. But we would use it to rien sent avise them to become re-engaged with content so we might give them a voucher or a special offer or special download a PDF something that that is designed specifically to re-engage them with our content and our brand and the fourth thing that I’d like to talk to you about is is fairly new technology is facebook Messenger ads you’ve probably heard about this already so what we can do is instead of just pitching them pitching them the whole time we can use facebook Messenger ads to build the relationship to engage them in conversation and go from there this is really good if you are thinking about offering a service and you want to speak directly to your prospects so they are the four sneaky ways that I would suggest that you can use today to increase your sales so parasite SEO horrible name. But we’re already doing it Multi Touch campaigns exit intent pop-ups and then Facebook messenger ads so there you go hope you found this useful if you have hit the like button below subscribe to the channel hit the little Bell notification and then you’ll get more of my articles thank you for watching hope you have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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3 ways to instantly become more persuasive

hey everybody welcome to profit co-pilot it’s Mecca meaning here again and today I’m going to talk to you about persuasion I’m going to give you three tips that you might not be aware of that you can use to influence your prospects to take the action that you would like them to take as long as the action that you want them to take is actually beneficial for them so we’re not trying to deceive anyone we’re not trying to control anybody’s mind or influence people to do something that they don’t want to do that’s not possible. Okay, and even if it was we wouldn’t want to do that anyway so here are three top secret persuasion tricks that your marketing guru isn’t telling you about and that’s actually the headline I used on this article and here I go through the tips which I’m about to give you right. Now so the first one is to give people a sense of belonging and to do that we can use two types of groups we’ve got disassociative groups these are groups that people do not want to associate with and then we have aspirational groups the type of groups that people want to be associated with the type of groups they want to join a really good example of this is the get a Mac campaign from Apple about 15 years ago maybe and Apple position themselves as the cool alternative to Microsoft and to PCs and there are a really interesting ad campaign that showed two people one dress very casual very cool laid-back and then another guy very stuffy in a suit it kind of looked like Bill Gates and he was sick he had a virus and then they played on the whole thing that pcs get viruses were max don’t it’s not actually true max do get viruses just not as much how you can use that in your own campaigns is to find out what group your audience does not want to belong to and you can attack the disassociative group if you want to. But it’s more effective if you attack an idea or a standard or a moral something that is beyond your audience’s control. Okay, that the the scapegoating thing works really well if you take it away from attacking a group of people or person and you instead attack or blame a series of circumstances that are beyond someone’s control. So you allow them to pass responsibility for that onto something else not someone else. But something else this works. Because people naturally think highly of their own ability and they really don’t like to see themselves at fault so that’s why it works so when you give your customers or your audience something else to blame for their problems the desire to pass on responsibility that becomes irresistible and as a result you will become the the white knight that they listen to that they trust. Because just in giving them permission to blame something else for the failures you are giving those people enormous value and then the third tip that I’d like to talk about is once we’ve done that then we give people something to believe and give them some hope so you’ve identified what groups they don’t want to belong to you give them something to blames and. Now you give them something that they can cling on to a purpose a reason you give them a reason to feel needed this is really powerful stuff. Because when they feel that they have the ability to change a situation or improve a situation they they change the self image when they believe that they can achieve more they take more action they put more into it and. Because they’re working harder they get better results and those results reinforce the self belief so that’s why it’s really point to give people a sense of hope give them something to believe in and if you’re able to create a mission for them create a role for them to fill have a mission them know how how important this mission is what’s at stake if they don’t take part in it so they might be stuck in a dead-end job for the rest of their life if they don’t take part in this mission if they don’t fulfill the role that you have created for them so that’s how well that’s three ways that you can instantly become more persuasive if you’re using this stuff. You know. use it ethically I know how powerful it is and I think you do too. So if you’ve enjoyed this thank you for watching give it a thumbs up and subscribe to the channel and I’ll give you more content like this probably tomorrow so thank you for watching and I’ll see you again tomorrow.

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