Well we’re now into July so it seems appropriate to let you all know how June finished up.
The big news of the month was the release of my first WSO – How to Become a Social Marketer. I have to say that having only one sale (to date) it was a dismal failure. It seems that even on the Warrior Forum they like hype laden, graphics ridden, ultra-long sales letter, although ebooks as a rule are poorer sellers anyway on Warrior and the big things are graphics, audio, video and software.
As previously on my product releases, I didn’t promote it hard off Warrior either. I did write a single blog post, did one round of my usual safelists (Herculist, European Safelist & Safelist Mail Services) and put notifications on Twitter, LinkedIn, IBOToolbox and Apsense, so I have to say the fault was probably mine.
As I don’t have a huge list at the moment I didn’t push it on that. My list at the moment came mostly from the cheaper end of sending lots of visitors to a site (not this one) and trying to get them to sign up, so it is not responsive. It is improving now that I know better of course.
So what else has been happening? I’ve managed another 2 sections of Marketing With Alex, Alex Jeffreys’ home study course. It’s hard work at times as half way through I get inspiration for another article and have to go off and write something. My major problem – distractions! And just as I’m getting over Shiny Object Syndrome. I’ve also put up my page for Easy Cash Webinar a great free product of Alex’s that he lets his students use to attract subscribers. If you’ve not seen it, it’s just short of an hour and full of valuable content for new marketers and all for the price of your name and email address.
Lots of commenting from me going up on other people’s blogs and I’m glad to see the comment count rising on this one. It’s still mutual appreciation commenting at the moment, but I’m sure there will be new visitors who don’t come through AJ’s Facebook pages. Also in the process of organising a guest post on this site soon. Not going to say who just yet and we’re still deciding the topic, but I know it will be interesting, so stay tuned for an announcement.
Also got a great mid-price deal coming soon. If you haven’t heard of Sean Mize before then where have you been? He’s a great tutor’s tutor and does a lot of his releases on audio and he’s created a new product for product creation, a niche and interest of mine. I’ll be writing a full post purely on the product, so I won’t say too much more here, but I can assure you that (as with all of Sean’s products) that it is well worth the price. I’ll also do a lot more on promotion too.
So that wraps up June. Not a successful month but this is a warts and all blog and you need to see that not every marketer is a super-success from the word go. I’m still learning and still teaching (for free, whilst I put together a course) with a Skype call coming up soon for someone who needs instant advice to react to. Once this course comes together, which needs a lot of practical demonstrations, then this is going to be great for absolute beginners, who seem to be the ones who need the most help.
Come back soon. It’s going to be great!