Have You Tried a JV Giveaway for Email List Building?

I recently picked up a nice little document called Leveraged Traffic Explosion from Aaron Autrey explaining the benefits of JV Giveaways for email list building.

The general idea is that someone sets up a JV Giveaway and invites other list builders to join in by offering products to download through their own squeeze pages. It’s a sort of squeeze page central, if you like. These contributors can offer a certain number of jv giveaways each and by paying the site admin a small sum, can gain extra benefits like more offers, text ads and paid offers.

All of the contributors then send traffic to the site (initially other contributors and once the offer starts, potential subscribers) who can then pick and choose any or all of the offers they want to sign up to or buy from. Anyone signing up through your squeeze page obviously goes onto your list, whether you sent them there or not. The advantage to sending people is that you can push your offers more to the forefront if you send more people.

It all sounded pretty good to me and part of the document (available through Warrior Plus) was a site which offered to set you up as a jv giveaway admin, co-host with the site owner or browse a list of people who have started or are about to start their own JV giveaway.

Being the cautious type, I decided to join in as a contributor first and I found a jv giveaway that was about to start. Setting up your offers is no more difficult that putting in a link to the squeeze page (although there were tutorial videos as well), a link to the download page (other contributors get to download your offers without signing up for them first) and two descriptions – a short one for the link page and a longer one for the interest page. This particular JV Giveaway offered my 6 places for free offers of which I had 4 already set up (current squeeze pages) and it only took me an hour or so to find a suitable offer for a 5th. (I didn’t worry about a 6th). I also wrote 4 text ads (the maximum) all going to various affiliate offers and added one ‘pay for’ offer (I could have had 4) that I had a page ready set up for. This appears as an OTO (one time offer) on sign up. This was all done before the site went open to the public.

JV Giveaways are usually run for a limited time, normally 2 to 4 weeks, after which the offers tend to have been seen by as many people as are going to see them and is pretty much the standard time for any launch product. This one started on Friday 27th March and at the time of writing is only a day old. I spent a little time beforehand (2 days) promoting the contributor side, mostly on Twitter, Facebook and a Herculist ad, which didn’t attract anyone according to the stats page on the jv giveaway site and I’m now in the process of promoting the members side via the same methods. Here’s the site stats after 24 hours:

Sat28Stats

So you can see that there are 89 contributors, (which seems a good number to me), offering a total of 118 gifts – looks like I was generous with 5 offers, although I don’t know how many are paid upgrade contributors – and there have been 6 sales from 92 signed up members. This is roughly 24 hours into the opening of the site to members. Now as you can see, at the time I took the snapshot I had not had any referrals, but then again, I hadn’t sent anybody either (I’d put 2 mentions on Twitter and one on my own timeline on Facebook). It will be interesting to see how things change by next week, after I’ve sent out a few ads. (There are more stats, comparing how the contributors are doing individually for signups and sales. There are all mostly empty at the moment).

Some afterthoughts which are too late to implement this time round but worth considering if I do this again…

  1. Give every place a different tracking link. I would do this in Pretty Links and set up half a dozen different Pretty Links all pointing to the same place but enabling me to count which ads sent the most traffic. Unfortunately I cannot track which ones actually sign up or buy, but it would be a start.
  2. Go for fewer free offers. It looks like 1 or 2 per contributor is the average. (Free contributors could only offer 1 page).
  3. Use the text ads to point to the same squeeze pages (I got this from someone else who had done JV Giveaways before).
  4. Put up more paid offers, as the OTOs (which are seen on initial sign up) seem to do OK. When I start sending traffic and my paid offer gets in front of more people, I think I might see my income rise.

As an admin or co-admin of a JV Giveaway, you get EVERY sign up that joins – contributors and members – and you get all (or a share) of contributors upgrade costs (where contributors can have more offers, text ads and paid offers), so provided you can get enough people to join in, you could certainly make it pay for itself. Obviously there is more work to put in – installing the script to run the site and a domain and hosting to put it all on, but help is available so you don’t have to go it all alone.

Whether I go down this route or not though depends on the next 2 weeks. I will be updating here of course, so this and subsequent posts will end up as a sort of case study and of course, a new product. So come back soon and read more about it all.

The members link for this particular JV GIveaway is >Click Here< or the banner below and is only available until 11th April 2015.


Have  you participated in a JV GIveaway, even as a member? What did you think? Are the signups worth having in terms of being real readers, subscribers or even buyers? Let everybody see your experiences in the comments box below.

 

February Happenings

February Happenings

It’s the end of another month and time I told you a bit more about what’s been going on.

Not a lot really. I went into animation overdrive and rattled off a load of videos through Powtoon, as I’ve already said in a couple of earlier posts. The only reason I’ve slowed down at the moment is through studying the intricacies of Google+. Needless to say there will be an article on this sometime in March as I’ve been shown some very exciting things that Google+ is not just good for, but is great at. My problem will be keeping the article to less than 5000 words, by which time it becomes a book!

I’ve also taken a different approach to my old Safelist friends with some success. I’ve written an ebook that is available for direct download. There’s no squeeze page and nothing else in the way. If you click on the link, the book downloads in a new tab (if you have Adobe Reader installed). I tell people there is no opt-in, that the book is free for the taking and that they can pass it on or use it unaltered so long as they don’t try to sell it – though how I’d find out, I don’t know!

The book obviously has my affiliate links in, so although I won’t capture emails directly from giving the book away, if the reader takes the first step they will go to a squeeze page and then end up on my list. This way I only get action takers, rather than just freebie seekers. Not quite a buyers list, but certainly one up from tyre kickers. If you want it, CLICK HERE

Talking of buyers list, I have recently discovered a feature I hadn’t realised existed on JVZoo. If you have a Get Response autoresponder account you can automatically integrate it with JVZoo affiliate sales. Now I knew you could do this as a seller, but I didn’t realise that it was available to affiliates too, so I spent a day updating all of my approved products with my Get Response API details and adding a new JVZoo buyers list. Segmenting your list is important, so that you know who is in which niche and who is a buyer. I also added my ebook as a bonus item, although anyone buying off JVZoo is probably not in my target market for my freebie.

Another thing I’ve done is to grab a 4 letter domain name and I’m using it as my own redirect site. The front end is WordPress (as always) and I’m using the Pretty Links plugin to do the redirection. I’ve done this for a few reasons.

  • First of all, stevenlucasmarketing.com is long on its own (20 letters plus the TLD) so it doesn’t really shorten much.
  • Secondly, tinyurl and bit.ly are seen as spammy by many places now and get fewer click throughs than even a longer link.
  • Thirdly, because  it’s a domain that verifies to me, YouTube will accept my live links in video annotations. This is hugely important for affiliate marketing.

All I do is create a Pretty Link to a product through http://sl-m.co (no ‘m’ notice) and once I have verified my YouTube account (done by text message and takes seconds, once only) I can use web links in annotations. Because they go through my Google verified site (set up in Google WebMaster Tools), they are seen as my personal links and not 3rd party affiliate links. Google and YouTube are happy. Definitely a good thing.

One VERY important thing to add is that the next post on this site will be from a successful marketer, Clive Hooper

Clive Hooper
Clive Hooper

(http://www.clivehooper.com). Clive very kindly allowed me to do a guest post swap with him and has given me a terrific article on keyword research. I won’t go into details here, but if you just wait a few days, you’ll be able to read it for yourself.

Guest posting a way of getting your name spread around a different circle of people and I’m all for it. As a web master, I can’t say that it’s saved me time in article preparation as any article needs a certain amount of work to get it from a document onto a WordPress page, especially one like Clive’s where I needed to extract the graphics from the document as they didn’t copy and paste into WordPress. It does mean though that I got several good read throughs of the information Clive has provided and it is stuff that I will be using in future. Don’t forget to come back to read it.

If you need a reminder about when my posts come out, please sign up in one of the boxes on the site, either at the top, on a pop up or in the right hand side bar. Get Response is set up so that new posts from this site go out to everyone on my list. If you have Get Response and WordPress then look at doing this for yourself under RSS to newsletter at the Get Response website.

If you want to do a guest post swap with me, contact me at admin@stevenlucasmarketing.com and I’ll get back to you with ideas as well as my terms & conditions (they’re not restrictive, just sensible).

Anything else you’d like to say? Add a comment below.

ANYTHING with links in the body of the comment gets dumped in my spam catcher, which is emptied without me ever seeing it, so save your efforts on that front. Real comments will be seen by me and will get return comments too. If you include a link in your bio box then I will also do a return visit and find nice things to say about your site.

Get Response 50% off Advertising Results

Get Response 50% off Advertising Results

This time last week I did a post letting you know that Get Response were doing a Valentines offer for 50% off for 90 days. I did a good bit of free pushing on this through my usual safelists as it seemed a good candidate for that sort of promotion. I also pushed 3 successive emails to my list over the 4 days and I’m starting to get a good open rate on them, which gives me some confidence in my headline writing skills and with the medium as a whole.

I actually got 3 people who signed up through my link and since I put zero budget (in dollars anyway. There was about 3 hours of personal time) into the promotion I’m not too disappointed. I got better at using the Get Response HTML email creator – a skill worth learning as more people seem to be putting out graphical emails these days, and I created a template that I’m going to keep using for my Steven Lucas Marketing emails.

If you are in need of an autoresponder then Get Response is definitely one to consider. You can sign up and get your first month free and you can also enrol on the free 90 or 180 day academy that will teach you how to grow your list. It’s good fun and delivered in short doses on weekdays. Plenty of stuff to learn and then go do.

Asking for exchange Guest Posts

As I’m not yet at the stage where people are asking me for guest posts onto their sites, I’m going round various blogs asking myself. I’m sticking to the IM niche for the moment, especially product creation. I’ve had some positive responses for articles in the near future and I’ll let you know where I’ll be posting and who will be writing articles for here. If you think you’d like an article here in exchange for an original article from me, contact me on admin@stevenlucasmarketing.com with your ideas and the requirements for your site. The requirements for here are:

  • IM niche related – traffic, seo, marketing, product creation etc.
  • Original article of 400+ words in English. Not a product review though.
  • Supporting pictures and videos are acceptable, but not a video blog.
  • No more than 2 related affiliate / squeeze links within the body although more links to reference sites are OK.
  • A resource box to include the authors name, short biog and home site.

Not too demanding I hope. If you are interested or you know of someone else who might be, drop me a line and I’ll get back to you.

guest posting

I’ll keep it short this time as one or two of my recent posts have leapt past 600 words and one was cracking on for 900, which might make for great SEO but seldom entertains for long enough to get to the end. I see an awful lot of articles written in 20pt font that require so much scrolling to read that I often get too frustrated to read it all the way through. I think most of us can manage 14pt font OK and suffer a bit less page movement, especially when huge quantities of graphics fill the page as well.

But what do you think? Are long articles your sort of thing or would you rather read more bite sized pieces of information? Why not comment below and let everyone know. Alternatively, use the social media share buttons and get some discussions going. I regularly post other people’s stuff to Twitter through Scoop.it and monitor other places as well although I’m not that active on Facebook any more as it’s far to much of a distraction.

If you’re not already on my email list and you’d like to hear more from me, including more freebies, hints and tips, then join in at the box on the right. You’ll get an ebook – Product Creation for the Terminally Terrified – which gives you some more basics of product creation and more stuff as I can get hold of it, put it up and pass it on.

Lots and Lots of Videos–Powtoon Tips

Lots and Lots of Videos – Powtoon Tips

Thanks to Powtoon I’ve been making lots of short animated videos (2 to 3 minutes) on various marketing related topics. You might remember I did a review of the Powtoon  video creation site a few posts back, and I’m pleased to say I’m getting the hang of it now and discovering a few tricks to make the videos a bit more different to the standard. There are also some limitations to work round, making it even more ‘fun’. Here’s a few of my Powtoon tips.

Powtoon Tips

One of the limitations is that you cannot have more than one colour in any one font block. The trick around this is once you have created and edited a text block, no matter what style (text, word by word, letter by letter) you then create an identical size static text block, type a word that you want a different colour, change the colour and overlay it carefully on top of your existing text. If you leave the colour the same, it has the effect of making that word appear bold. Word of warning here. It works with some fonts better than others and it’s better for 1 to 3 words rather than whole sentences as it doesn’t always line up correctly. You can also do this to transition between two different animations of the same character. You just need to play with the timing and make good use of the pop or fade entrances and exits.

So far I haven’t removed the Powtoon outro or tried joining together several clips into a single longer video. The former is not technically difficult and can be done with any free video editor. The latter is because I am quite happy with the video length I’m producing at the moment. I haven’t approached the maximum of 5 minutes (at the free level) yet and for tutorials, 5 minutes is probably quite enough for a single topic. Multiple topics within the same subject will merely require multiple videos. The Powtoon logo in the bottom right corner hasn’t proved much of a limitation either and short of putting a logo of my own as an overlay I’m not sure how else to get round that little issue.

One of my later Powtoon Tips videos

Most of the videos I’m putting up are getting some views and likes through AddMeFast as I had built up a number of points without really using many before, so this is a good way to get some SEO juice into them. I normally go for around 100 views and 50 likes which is not many in the grand scheme of things, but not so many that YouTube will notice anything beyond an initial burst of interest. I’m also sharing the links on various social sites, not more often than once per day per video (except Twitter which gets 3 or 4), although with the number of videos I have I may just be better sharing the channel. When I have posts on a topic or a review then I will also add a video on here as well rather than grabbing a related clip from YouTube.

My early videos (the first week or so) suffered from a lack of branding but I’m remembering to do that now so that this site appears prominently at least at the beginning and end. I will also spend some time doing a couple of clips to use as intros and outros to any other videos I decide to produce although I will, of course, do my best then to make them as ‘my own’ as possible.

I’ve also been through all of my published videos on YouTube and removed the 10 lines of Powtoon advertorial it feels necessary to add to the author’s resource box under the video. Again not a difficult task but one that is unnecessary in my opinion.

One of my early Powtoon videos

I hope you’ve enjoyed these Powtoon tips. If you’ve not started on video making yet, Powtoon is definitely one of the easiest ways to go about it. If you get any great ideas about how to improve the look and feel of the videos that can be made please feel free to share them here. I’d also welcome views and comments on each of the videos and I’ll publish some of them below.  If they help your cause in any way, go ahead and share them on your site or blog as well. In fact, if you ask nicely and provide some basic ideas, I could make a video for you. I would publish it to my YouTube channel, download it and send it to you to do with as you require, then remove it so it didn’t flag as a duplicate if you upload it to your YouTube channel. How’s that for an offer?

Slideshow product is here

Link Pyramid SEO & Slideshow Product

Just over a week ago I promised a free download of a slideshow I’ve been working on – Everything About Internet Marketing. It’s available now on Amazon (for free for a few days) and once the Amazon offer is over then I’ll be sending it out to the people on my list, so if you’re not on it yet, please feel free to add yourself by putting your details in the form normally at the top of the page, although I’ll add one at the bottom of this post just to make sure one is available.

Apart from that nothing much is happening. I haven’t been marketing hard and just relying on the RSS feed to the autoresponder to supply my list with information. Just goes to show that if you stop marketing then things stop happening. Even if you have the biggest list in the world, if you stop talking to them then you stop earning, unless you get most of your traffic from SEO that you can send directly to your offers. In the OMM niche (online money making) this is seldom possible.

To keep up passive traffic from other methods like articles is not really that passive unless you have several hundred articles all pointing back to the same point. The problem there is that many article sites want the link in your resource box to go to useful information, not an affiliate sales page or squeeze page, so it really has to go to a pre-sales / review page at best. It’s either that or find article sites that are not so fussy.

Link pyramid, Egypt 174
Not this sort of pyramid

 

One way to improve the SEO effect that articles can have on your site is to get loads of cheap backlinks pointing to the articles (NOT to your site). Fiverr will be a good source for these and it doesn’t matter about the quality of these links. You can do the same if you have videos on YouTube that have links to your site. You have the quality links back to your site from article and video sites then you have a high number of backlinks to the articles / videos.

If you have access to the very high volume backlink tools you can then add another tier of backlinks to these backlinks and it really doesn’t matter at all about the quality of these links, just that they are there. This linking to links is known as a link pyramid.

If you are concerned with on page SEO (if you have articles & sites in other niches apart from OMM) then remember that outbound links can add to the quality score of your pages. Link to authority sites like wikis for definitions or further advice, or other blog or review sites that already have some good standing with the search engines.

Anyway. As promised, below here is a signup form so you can get a free copy of my latest presentation. You also get access to a ton of other stuff that will come in useful for your own marketing efforts. Make good use of it as I don’t know how much longer it will stay available.:

[grwebform url=”http://app.getresponse.com/view_webform.js?wid=6299203&u=CHdB” css=”on”/]

As always, your comments are welcome below – unless they’re pure spam. Sorry but I’m not providing backlinks to offers for drugs, gambling or assorted counterfeit goods.

 

The problem with spammers

The problem with spammers

I have a problem with spammers, and that is that they just won’t give up. This blog has been up a fair few months now and I’m clearing out spam comments just about daily. Fortunately it doesn’t take much effort as I trust the spam filter, which would also empty out the trash every now and again, but I like to look now and again, just to see what’s there. Mostly it’s about 30 words of content and 5 or more links. Some look a bit more ‘plausible’ in that the comment itself makes sense, even if the links in it go to some dubious sites. The spam filter is set to reject comments with any links within the comment itself, so that the only link allowed is part of the signature block. I don’t think this is unreasonable and seems to be the way with many other blog sites.

I have found a good one today though. This is nearly 3000 words of a spintax prepared article which makes good sense with most of the spin selections, and only one link right at the end. The trouble is, is that the article arrived with the spintax intact. Not an easy read in its current format. Anyone prepared to put that much effort into preparing a large article and then converting it to spintax would be far better off writing real comments that stand a chance of making it through my manual checks for first time commenters.

Spammers, Las fomas de vida mas BAJAS

Spintax, by the way, is short for spin syntax. Spinning is the process of turning one article into many by changing selected words or phrases with ones that have a similar or identical meaning. This grouping of similar words or phrases takes place within curly brackets (known as braces) and separated by the vertical pipe symbol ‘|’. Spinner software looks at the spin ready article and selects a random phrase from between each set of braces on each pass. A single article could easily be spun into many, perhaps several hundred’ articles, all saying the same thing in very similar ways. Here’s an example of spin ready text, followed by some outputs from spinning software (This is the opening paragraph from a spam comment):

{I have|I’ve} been {surfing|browsing} online more than {three|3|2|4} hours today, yet I never found any interesting
article like yours. {It’s|It is} pretty worth enough for me.

{In my opinion|Personally|In my view}, if all {webmasters|site owners|website owners|web owners} and bloggers made good content as you did, the {internet|net|web} will be {much more|a lot more} useful than ever before.| I {couldn’t|could not} {resist|refrain from} commenting.

Spin 1: I have been surfing online more than 2 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me.

Personally, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before. I couldn’t resist commenting.

Spin 2: I have been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me.

Personally, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be much more useful than ever before. I couldn’t refrain from commenting.

Spin 3: I’ve been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me.

In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be a lot more useful than ever before. I couldn’t refrain from commenting.

So if you see a load of comments that all have a similar ‘feel’ to them, even if the words are mostly different, chances are you have a spin spam attack. Interesting, annoying but not fatal.

How do you react to spam comments? Do you have a problem with spammers at all? Do you monitor them closely and ban the IP addresses that send them, clear them out now and again, but not think too much otherwise, or just trust to luck and Akismet? Let me know below.

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James Scholes Rapid Cash System

Hey guys – Got something REALLY cool to share with you
today 😉

Just thought I’d give you the heads up on something I stumbled across the
other day. It’s completely free and the methods outlined don’t cost you a cent
to implement either.

I followed the instructions down to a Tee (which was easy might I add). And
I kid you not… I made my first commission using this system… Cool eh.
You can get free access here: Get access here
Will I get rich off this method? Well that depends how much I scale it
up I guess. If I put a little bit more leg work into it, I reckon I could create
a nice thousand dollar per week income stream that passively drips into my bank
account like clockwork every week.
So if I was you, I’d do yourself a favor and at least check it out.
You’ve got nothing to lose as it’s completely free
and it’s all in nice step
by step video tutorials as well.
Download it here: Get access here
UPDATE: I’ve just spoke to James Scholes (the creator of this system) and
he said he’s gonna be putting this on Clickbank for around the $97 mark pretty
soon.
Apparently it was a sneaky way to get tons of testimonials to put on his
sales page when he comes to selling it or something. Either way this ain’t gonna
be free for long, so I recommend to jump on board while this baby is free.
Download here: Get access here

End of Year Marketing Update

I admit it. I’m a bad boy. I didn’t post on Friday 5 Dec 2014. I’ll make up for it somewhere along the line!

So your Christmas sales campaigns should be prepared and ready to go to get those last minute ideas lined up in front of your buyers list. What they’re looking for is something with quick gains from small efforts – You’ll have probably noticed that there a few new CPA (Cost per Action) products hitting the streets at the moment which fit this bill nicely.

An alternative is to look for products on JVZoo and WarriorPlus that are instant payout (rather than having to wait 28 days). The danger with these though is that if there’s a claim for refund that claim will eventually end up coming from you as well, so if your reserves are short then beware.

I have to admit that I haven’t been doing a great deal since I spent a weekend setting up a health based funnel and autoresponder sequence (http://www.steven-lucas.com/health). I’ve tried running it on my usual safelists (European, SafeMailServices & Herculist) as well as Bweeble with no responses so far. I may have to start researching to see if there’s solo ad providers who specialise in the health niche.

Good health, Go girl
Good health, Go girl—Gamma Man (Flickr.com)

In the new year, I’m going to start dropping some freebies for download from this site. Most will NOT require going through a squeeze page, although some will if they tie in with a good back end series. I’m also going to work on larger, more convoluted funnels with up and down sells, first of all, to get the experience – so I can pass it on to you and secondly to be able to write up the process, including where to put successive links so it all falls in to place.

Another investigation will be in to tracking links. Every mentor and guru says they’re important and it’s easy to see why, but no one explains it in simplified language, so that will be my aim to you all. I still have a 30 day product creation and sales audio course to set up. I have the audios in somebody else’s voice at the moment – should I redo them in mine or just add value to what already exists? Your thoughts would be very welcome in the comments section or directly emailed to me. Along with this I’m going to write up about split testing using ad rotators and ways of keeping it cheap. This all should keep me busy at least until Easter!

By the way – if you want routine updates when they happen, sign up using the form at the top or the pop up that happens occasionally. That way you’ll get an email as soon as a new post is released which will save you having to remember. It’s painless and doesn’t incur a huge number of emails every week from me (3 to 4 usually). I don’t like being bombarded myself and I certainly wouldn’t do it to anyone else either.

Just to finish up, here’s a silly video I made by joining a couple of clips I did on my tablet (for no other reason that ‘because’)

Clickbank pays up

Well that was a nice surprise today. A cheque from Clickbank. OK so it was only for $90 but the good thing is, that I only have one site with any Clickbank stuff up on it and I don’t promote that site at all, so it’s all been random people finding it. The site www.aymayzin.com has been up for 6 months and was going to be an Amazon review site, but as I didn’t have time to go and do reviews I thought I’d throw CB Chief at it and see what came up. Now 50c a day isn’t great but just imagine if I had promoted the site and then rinse and repeat on more sites.

 

CB Chief is a WordPress plugin that goes out and seeks high gravity Clickbank products and grabs pictures and words from the sales page, then creates a blog post for you. This then links to the sales page with your affiliate name attached. Very simple. Even better – you can set it to grab up to 100 products based on keywords you select and punch them out at predetermined intervals, so your site auto updates with constant new content. So you can throw this into your regular blog and add a weekly update or make separate blogs around different niches to have dedicated products available for them. At $37 for a developers license (unlimited blogs), it’s a no brainer. If you only want to use it once, then it’s $7 to you and still takes no thought. I’ve had no trouble with the plugin. It doesn’t crash anything else and is not a resource hog either.

So what else is happening in my world? I’ve redirected a couple of short domain names (I only bought them because they were 5 letter .com pronounceable words) to some other Clickbank products and I’ll do a little promotion on them although I don’t have any squeeze page in front of them, just to see how they do on their own. www.sazaz.com www.favle.com & www.sloby.com should you feel the need for a visit.

The domain names I advertised a couple of posts ago are still available – buykindle2.com, wsmftnwso.com and know-all.info – all have some age and a good bit of life to them. $10 each. Just contact me through admin@stevenlucasmarketing.com if you’re interested. You will need a free GoDaddy or Namecheap account to transfer them to (depending on where they’re currently residing).

I’ve also found out how to connect the RSS feed from my WordPress blogs to my GetResponse list (I don’t know if Aweber can do the same. Let me know below if it can.) so that whenever a new post goes up and email goes out to my list. Hopefully might get a few more visitors and also, if you want to know whenever a new post goes up – sign up to the list either at the top or on the side – both join the same list. There’s also more freebies not mentioned here as well as more advice and help from me. I know I’m not the world’s greatest IM success story yet, but as I do get more to shout about, then I will be shouting and sharing. If you want to play the same game, let me know and I’ll write an article about it soon.

Also coming soon, my report on Ello – the new social networking site that’s boasting of it’s plainness, simplicity and total lack of advertising. Will it be something for marketers or at least to tell about new creative efforts (Product creation of course)? I’m going to spend some time with it and find out. Currently it’s invitation only whilst it’s in Beta and I may be able to get some invitations to give away. Let me know if you want one.

As always, comments and critiques are welcome and all links are dofollow, so go below and add your 2 cents worth.