How to not be an idiot at internet marketing.
I’m going to cover 3 critical mistakes to your online wealth creation. I’ll tell you right away that if you correct the first mistake, then the other 2 will take care of themselves. I’m going to discuss them all anyway so you can see the flow.
How do you know if you are making these mistakes?
CLUE: You have been busting your butt for months or years and still haven’t made any [real] money
Here’s what you are probably doing- not because you are stupid or lazy, but just because you didn’t know any better.
Number 1 Mistake:
You are sending leads directly to an affiliate’s landing page and not your own page.
Take control of the list by building your own list. Never send TRAFFIC or LEADS to a site or lead capture page that you don’t control. Make your own capture page which creates a buffer between you and the ‘gurus’ site.
IF you just send traffic or leads directly to a guru’s site, you are now out of the picture and have no control over what happens to those leads. The guru has control over those leads and not YOU.
By building a ‘gatekeeper’ capture page to send them to, you then have control over emailing them for LIFE (or as long as they stay opted into your list) which allows you to maintain control of the list and the ability to communicate via emails, videos, blogs, phone, etc.
To get to the guru, you have a simple capture page set up that basically says, give me your name and email and I’ll let you thru to the affiliate/guru site. Do this using your own autoresponder, aka, AWEBER, or getresponse, etc. and then once a lead opts in, have it redirect them to the guru’s lead capture page.
So by not funneling the traffic and leads thru your own lead capture page first, you can’t follow up with emails to your leads – they don’t know who you are, your story, etc. Remember, people buy from those who they feel they know like and trust. By not being able to do this, YOU ARE SCREWING YOURSELF OVER!
So the proper steps to take are:
- The prospect sees your ad or email
- S/he goes to your capture page where they opt in to your own autoresponder – Aweber, get reponse, etc
- Once opted in, they are redirected to the guru’s lead capture page.
Once again the 3 mistakes are:
- not controlling the list. . . which results in –
- lost upfront income from potential sales. . . as well as –
- Not being able to follow up with the leads and lost of long term income potential