Mid-Week Update for Mid-May

Another Day, as they say, Another Dollar. Today has been all about promoting Article Factory Pro (see previous post HERE).

It’s an excellent piece of software and I wrote 2 reviews, putting one on IBOToolbox and the other on AyMayZin.com and then linking back to these 2 articles on Twitter, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon and Google+, plus the article I wrote for the previous post, which I also promoted on the social sites. I’ve already had a few re-tweets and favourites from those and it will be interesting to see if they get anything coming through. By sending people to articles instead of directly to the sales page, anyone that does follow the links should be a pre-qualified buyer and more likely to get the software for themselves. About the only thing I haven’t done is create a video especially to go with the review, but I have picked one I liked and linked to it on my WordPress sites.

 

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I’ve also done my usual 3 safelists – Herculist, European Safelist and SafeMailServices but I’ve written a pre-sell email and linked straight to the sales page. As I’m using a bit.ly link I should be able to do some basic tracking, at least knowing where visitors are coming from as far as browser, country and most importantly – which site are concerned. For those of you who don’t know, when you get a bit.ly shortened link, if you visit the link yourself but add + symbol to the end, it will take you to the link’s stats page. Makes some interesting reading sometimes.

Book-Review

Earlier this week I sent out some review copies of my upcoming book – The Social Marketer, but as no one has got back to me with a review or testimonial, I think I’ll be popping over to the Warrior Forum tomorrow and making the offer there. I understand this is quite normal and you have to put out about 10-12 free copies to get 2 or 3 reviews back. Still trying to decide though what channels to release it through. All of my stuff has gone to Kindle so far, but I fancy trying a WSO, so tonight’s reading will be one or two of the ‘How To Do A WSO’ pdf files that I have. I may even put what I gather to be the procedure on here and then do a before and after review, so we can compare the theory to the reality!

That’s enough to keep you entertained for another visit. Do come back again sometime or login and comment to your heart’s content. Any questions as always to the email address at the top of the page and I’ll answer as soon as I can.

A Critique and The Social Marketer

A friend of mine has looked over this site for me and suggested I need more pictures. I agree that this is lacking in visuals and I’ll do my best to remember to include pictures when I think they’re relevant, related and helpful. Although I enjoy photography, I don’t think or do visuals very much, preferring the written word. As always, I’d be glad of other opinions, so feel free to give them.

I haven’t actually done a great deal marketing-wise these last 4 days. Anything I say would just be an excuse and there’s no point in making those. If you want to be successful, you must do. Something. Anything!

I have done some reading and made some changes to my up-coming next release, The Social Marketer. It’s not about using social networks to market but more about marketing oneself and setting up a self brand’. Still trying to decide whether to Kindle it, WSO it or ClickBank it. The content is good (over 11,000 words) and I’m also considering adding a slide-show presentation to it and maybe turning it into an mp3 as well, so I can attract listeners and viewers as well as readers. Comments anyone?

Also joined Tiger Marketing on Facebook (Link Here) as it looks an interesting group. Small at the moment but with an enthusiastic admin who looks mostly into MLM, which is not my thing, but there’s always stuff to learn and, you know me, I’m happy to teach too.

P.S. If anyone wants to guest post on here with stuff relevant to marketing, especially affiliate or email list related stuff then contact me at the admin address. You will of course be fully credited and allowed links to your site or offer. I will be happy to guest post for you in return.

Steven Lucas
Steven Lucas